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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TIIE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VGfc 31E XXXIX—NO. 63. BIytheville Dally Newg BIytheville Courier BIytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader HLYT11KV1LLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MAY 28, 1942 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS 0.5. MM TO HIT ItFTS' OF Don't Worry About Toothaches, Army Didn't Take Dentists Here If Junior has a. toothache mam-.calls. They went to Little Rock ma can still find plenty of dentists in BIytheville to treat him. News received here last week that the army had called four lo."' dentists created a near-panic fr-.. " people who hurriedly made '3* .v* "'its for check-ups, treat- "~GQ- --of W ork before their War Effort Suffers t\* dustnes "Pirate" Vital Craftsmen ' taken from theu , civilian practice WASHINGTON. May 28. (UP)- L t this timc Tlie manpower problem has reach- Dr L H Mooi . c _ Dr Hi A Tay . ed such a critical stage that the ]oi . ( Dr Fred Child and Dr F government today is prepared to Don Smlth actual ] y received army "frnor/ra" iv\illi/-vnc nf uia r mnllKIW fan,. ••%>;-, go to Wi. ed that noii. •°re supposed to .« it wa.s learn• iiC four will be millions of war industry workers and some essential farm workers at their present jobs. War Manpower Commission Chairman Paul V. McNutt has been directed to draft a policy statement on a "freezing" plan agreed to in principle last night by the commission. The plan is designed to stop "pirating" of workers—a practice that is hampering some war industries—and to give complete control of W ar worker placement to the federal government. The plan -in its present form also provides for draft deferments for key war industry workers through selective service directives. There would be no blanket deferments. Sole Hiring: Agency for physical examination, but were I old that an error hud been made in summoning dentist.s over 37 years old. Only dentists under this age are wanted ut present, army officials said. Only one of the local group, Dr. Smith, would have been eligible and he has been given a temporary delVr- nicnt. This means that BIytheville residents still will-have" the service: of five white dentists, including Dr. W. F. Brewer, who wa.s not called because lie is above military age. Allies T Abl< To Use Common Equipment, Somervell Says Find Body Of Negro Here Today A negro identified as Mosc Me-; Mullin, 50, was found dead at his lodgings back of Langston Wroton Four Wrecks Of Military And Naval Planes Stir U. S. Authorities IVy United Pirss Anny and Navy authorities were investi^titiu^ today four wrecks of military planes in the Southeast in which lour aviators were killed iiul another suffered .severe burns. Military authorities, who announced the accidents last night, said that two Dutch, one .English uul one American airmen were cilled in the crashes. Lieut. J. A. Butner and Camacho Asks Mexican Cabinet For . ' **** Formal Declaration Of War On Axis; Rommel Loses Clash, British Claim 'SMI Nazis Don Soviet Uniforms, Hoping To Confuse Russians Company this morning when Johnson, negro, an employee of ^ I, May 28. (UP) _ A gig-j tnc company noticed a dense swarm :-ican and British supply ° f nie * hovering around the door LONDON, antic American program calling for standardisation of tanks, airplanes and munitions is underway in preparation for a The United States Employment united Nations offensive against Service would become the sole the Axis. Lieut. Gen. Brehon H. hiring-.agency for war industries igomervellt chie i of the y s Anny considered critical. Employers Sllpply service, said today. could get new workers only _ „ .... .. through that agency; workers could Somervell, outlining the program get jobs or change jobs only with » fc a P ress conference, .smo. con.. J , fprpnrps WPVP in m-nnrpss nmnne the service's approval. ferences were in progress among Officials have indicated that the American and British officials re- manpower problem - hundreds of gardmg the use of various types thousands of new men for the of equipment which would be ex- armed forces and additional mil- changed between British and Am- lions for war industries-is ap- erlcan troops. Officials of the preaching a crisis requiring dras- Admiralty, the War Office and the tic control measures. Brig. Gen. |A ir Ministry are participating Lewis B. Hershey, selective service he talks. / director, already had indicated of the house. Johnson and other employees looked in the open door of the house and s;>,w the body of the, dead negro. The immediately notified Chief of Police Berryman and Chief Leputy Sheriff Reinmiller. who made an investigation. McMullin's body was taken to the County Farm for further examination. According to the officers making the investigation there "is some slight evidence of foul play. A metal file, preseumably marked with hair and blood, was found on the bed where the dead man wa.s lying. He had apparently been dead for some time. that the armed service problem may be eased a little by seeking legislation to permit the drafting of youths 18 and 19 years old. They have to register June 30 but the present law prohibits their induction. Skilled Workers "Stolen" "We are making great strides in Piracy of workmen has been especially prevalent in the aircraft, shipbuilding and automobile industries and officials said it has reached proportions in some areas where its effect is being reflected in lower production. Industries working on government contracts would be required to hire only workers certified by the employment service. But the commission's deputy chairman. Fowler V. Harper, explained that there would be "no legal compulsion on a worker to take a job to which he is referred." Steps now are being taken, officials said, to include in all war contracts a clause binding management to hire new employes only through the employment service. It may require an executive order, but one official said efforts are being made to persuade companies now holding war contracts to accept the requirement voluntarily. tandardizing certain types of armament." Somervell said, indicat- ng the program was being carried out with Uic greatest urgency. eH said that the purpose of his mission was to see that combined American and British equipment "can be best used in any operations which may be undertaken." in the past there have been frequent major dificulties arising from differences in the equipment that made it impossible for Allies to use each other's material. HEflLTH DIRECTOR DUTIES Wavcll Says Defense Of Burma Saved India Equalized Pay Discussed There was talk in some quarters of an attempt to equalize pay so that a worker, under the "freeze" plan, would be recompensed for his inability to change to a higher paying job. At a public hearing on a labor dispute 'yesterday. War Labor Board Member Wayne L. Morse said: "It is not fair for the government to say to a private citizen, -'we don't think you ought to be allowed to move into another higher paying job because we need you in the job you are now in'—unless the government is willing to stabilize wages. . ." The draft deferment provision of the plan would create specific "essential classes" of farm labor, industrial workers and food processors whose positions would be given special consideration by draft boards before induction into military service. Officials said the plan probably would provide that a worker must have worked at the job designated at least six months 'before being considered eligible for an essential classification. Latest, war production board statistics show that some 10.000,000 persons are employed in war industries. Approximately 3.000,000 of them are skilled workers. 2.000.000 unskilled and the balance semi-skilled. McNutt already has announced that it will be necessary to double that working force within the next year—a job that will involve recruiting and training of several million women for factory work. NEW DELHI, India. May 28. (UP)—Gen. Sir Archibald Wavell. commander in chief of India, said today that India had been saved by the Allied defense in Burma, from a dangerous situation and "we now look forward to the day when our strength here- and elsewhere will make possible a counter offensive." "Some day we shall refight the Burma campaign—the other way around." he promised. At a press conference. Wavell stated that the Allied defense in Burma, in a delaying action against, Dr. Ulys Jackson Succeeds Dr. Kirk T. Mosley In County Unit Dr. Ulys, Jacsonk, successor lo Dr. Kirk .T. Mosley. as director of the Mississippi County Health Unit, has arrived in BIytheville and is spending a few days in acquainting hmself wth his new dutes. Dr. Mosley, who resigned as director of the local unit after almost a year of outstanding service, is aiding Dr. Jackson for a few days until he leaves Saturday to enter the army. Dr. Jackson was born in Stone County. He received his premedical training at the University of Arkansas and also studied medicine there. He was awarded his M. D. degree by the University in 1933. He spent his interncship at Christian College in St. LouLs and then moved to Harrison, where he conducted general practice for four W. Srlwlk, attached to the Dutch (lying contingent.undergoing training in the Southeast, were killed when their Army training plane crashed onto the Municipal Airport at Vi£ksburg. Miss. Plane Plummets The plane wont into u spin und plummeted lo the ground. Eye witnesses said the pair, flylnc at 1000 feel, had no chanco to use their parachutes. The plane did not catch fire but dug deeply into the flying field. Gunter Field authorities said last night that the body of British Aviation Cadet, Arthur Lowe of Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, was found in the wreckage of his training plane yesterday near Garland. Ala. Lowe had been miss- ng for a \veok. Six other RAF cadets were killed at the time Lowe's plane crashed when their formation ran into u storm ovei Alabama. Crashes At Pensiu-ola Naval Aviation Cadet .John Aubrey Soon of Oakland, Calif., was killed yesterday when his plane crashed near the Naval Air Station at Pensacola. Phi. Soen had attended Annapolis, the University of California and had reported here on Feb. 5 after receiving elemcn tary training as a cadet at Oak land. Six Army fliers escaped fron Lhe flaming wreckage of a twin Axis Armored Units Lose Opening Round 01 Desert Offensive CM IK), Egypt, May ii8. (UP)—The M p c a r hoad ol (Ion. l^rwin Uommol's Libyai desert ofVensive was repulsed today in a of tanks and planes a f I c i striking to within 15 miles of Tobruk, about. 100 miles from the Egyptian border. Cc.mmunifiues of the Midrll headquarters and the RA1 said the British hud M-i/ed th advantage In the opening das with the armored miuht of Rom nidi's desert lighters altor the had driven to El Atlcm. about 1 miles south west of Tobruk. Annll r big tank battle was fought, nei Bir Uachdm, further south in tl lesert where the British haltc he 00-mile Axis advance ycstci lay. Rommel wa.s believer! in Briti.s quarters to be attacking with loree of 400 to 500 tanks, su ported by many dive bombers ;\i liRhter planes. The British tai streiiRth opposing him is not < vulml, but Ls known to have be heavily reinforced recently. i In London, it, was stated tl the Axis advance to within miles of Tobruk does not indicate a German break-through around Bir Hachcm to the south because the British do not, hold a desert line in the usual sense of the word, and "there Ls no reason why parties of the enemy wouldn't, be operating around El Aclcrn.") MOSCOW, May 118. (UP)—Red •my forces have halted the Ger- :m counter-drive on their loft ank below Kharkov where Goran troops wearing Russian unl- ims and tanks, and planes marked tth Soviet, emblems, have been mnvn into "confusion" attacks, dvices from trie front said today. At several polnUs along the 25- lile lnyimi and Barenkova sector 0 miles south ol Kharkov, the iusslans were suld to have seized he initiative after halting the neiny's eastward drive. '1*1 ie Germans were suld to have cut two Rumanian regiments Into bill tie in an effort lo throw back Soviet troops which crossed t strategically important river, bu he Rumanians suffered heixvj osses and retreated. A dispatch to the Communist mrty newspaper Pnivda said that German soldiers, wearing Red Anny mU'orms. Nai-,1 tanks carrying Red flags and planes marked with Soviet red stars wero used in an effort to confuse and disrupt lh.ec Soviet forces. The disguised C5er- wnns appeared south to Infiltrate Into the Soviet roar. Russian Comma iuki&. a strategically ImporUmt rivor In Inflated rubber boats in the fact; of direct. German cmuion and machine gun fire, established a bridgehead on the enemy side, it wn« asserted. Strongly consolidated, the Russl;mr> a rr now hammering at German positions west of I he river, clls- -ii said. O EMT EXISTS Mexican Congress Expected To Back Camacho And His Cabinet motor Army medium bomber at! RAP planes joined in halting the Jacksonville,' Fin., yesterday, but the Axis drive, shooting down nine pilot First Lieut. Harry H. Moll rcmy planes, damaging others of Denver. Colo., suffered .severe and destroying motor transport* burns about his face and hands. The'..bomber crashed at the Jack-' sonville airport during a takeoff. Army authorities said the right motor failed, which caused ' the plane to swerve and crash. The big ship burst immediately into occupants of the plane flames. Other were Second Lieut. Berry P. Thompson, Tncomn, Wash., navigator: Tech. Sergt, Charles W. Law. North Powder. bom bard ir/r. Gpl. great odds, had afforded time for a substantial strengthening of India's .defenses. "Air defenses of the two important points of Calcutta and Ceylon are now stronger than the best that Singapore had during the Malaya campaign." he cited in evidence.. New Orleans Cotton years. For the last five years he has been health director of District 15 with headquarters in Harrison. Dr. Jackson is married and has two daughters. Mrs. Jackson and the children are still in Harrison but will move here as soon as permanent living quarters have been obtained. Arthur M. Germainc. St. Paul, Minn., engineer; Sergt. Earl L. Ford, North Plattc, Neb., gunner; and Staff Scrgt}. Patrick J. Granahan, Scranton, Pa., radio operator. New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. Jan. prev. open high low close close 1976 1076 1969 1969 1975 j Mar. 1986 1986 1980 1D79 1985 May 1915 1915 1908 1908 1913 July 1943 1943 1936 1936 1041 ; Oct. 1958 1958 1951 1951 1956 Dec. 1962b 1957 1961 , Jan. prev. open high low close close 1994 1995 1989 1989 1996 2005b 1999b 20061) 1914 1914 1910 1910 1915 1963 1963 1957 1957 1962 1977 1977 1972 1972 1977 1980b 1977b 1980b Bombtime and Bedtime in Malta Stock Price* AT&T • 116 1-8 American Tobacco 42 7-8 Anaconda Copper 24 Beth Steel '51 1-4 Chrysler 59 7-8 ! Coca Cola 71 : General Electric 25 1-8 General 'Motors 36 3-8 Montgomery Ward 29 1-4 N Y Central 71-8 Int Harvester 44 North Am Aviation 10 1-2 Republic Steel 14 1-8 Radio •• .., 3 Socony Vacuum 67-8 Studebakor 43-8 Standard of N J 35 Texas Corp 33 Packard 21-8 U S Steel 45 3-4 Chicago Soybean* prev. open high low close close July. 178^1 18Hi 177% 180% 178 VI Oct. . 172% 175% 172^ 174% 172% Last Kites Held For Mrs. Wicker Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Wicker. 66, who died yesterday morning at her home at 120 South h Street after a long illness were held at (lie home this after- neon. The Rov. H. Cream, pastoi of the Second Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was in "Elmwooc Cemetery. Holt Funeral Home wa: in charge. Survivors include her husband C. T. Wicker; three daughters Mrs. Vestcr Brooks. Mrs. W. P Widncr, and Mrs. Pleas Yarhro all of Blythcvillc; two step-sons Bob and Bud Winker of Stcelr two sons. A. J. and F. I-., both o Blythevillr; and one sister. Mr? B." W. Norman of Brownsville Tenn. Pallbearers were Mayor E. R Jackson. Damon Mel-cod. Bo Harris. Billy Lane. Dick Burn? and T. J. Nance. ho Axis armored units repulsed v.'t.hc battle .southeasjj. of w Tobr : uk •" * ~ ' ad advanced 100 •"to * yil5~ ' cross the desert from / their ad- ancc base. 10 FILL IN DtLL OFFICE 'Xpplicants For Postmaster At Dell May File Not Later Than June 5 Examination {or fillhiR- a con- -emplated vacancy In the position of fourth class postmaster at Dell IRS been announced by the United States Civil Service Commission. The final date for receiving applications will bo June 5, it was innounced today. The dsite for assembling of competitors will be stated in the admission cards which will be mailed lo applicants, aftei' the close of receipt of applications. The examination will be for the purpose of filling this or other vacancies as they may occur in that ofice. unless it shall bo decided in the interest of the service to fill any vacany by reinstatement, it \va,.s pointed out. The examination will be held at BIytheville. Compensation of the postmaster at this of fire was $10Rf> for thi last fiscal year. There requirements Adkins Will Not Allow State Employes To Aid Any Candidates LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. May 28.— leavy mils**. Governor Adkins announced Wednesday his neutrality In other state political races would extend even to removal from the pay roll of any employe taking, un active part In behalf nf any candidate. The Governor hinted he might not open formal headquarters lit all in his race for re-election, with the Icclnratlon that he would "just <eep on working." He made ilear that even If he did wage i formal campaign-he didn't wan 'to start tc ear);." j«if) "l Intend^.;i : "lbefc>X: ; icl<y« ;/ check oh the sltuatl6rVjind s 'Wtll ^Sfcti any necessary steps," the Governor .sorted. i-Ic is filling Rt least one .speaking engagement a week now which enables him to get on among the voters for some hand shaking, although It la not forma campaigning. The Governor said an example o "my strict neutrality" la the Su preme Court races. "For instance," ho declared, "Ben Carter was chairman of my public utility commission and I have worked harmoniously In the past with Arthur Adams <of Jonesboro). I couldn't afford to take a hand. I will have to co-operate with all members of the Supreme Court." U CJ O 1L. . S. Subs Bag 2 More Jap Vessels WASHINGTON, May 28. <UP)~ The Navy announced today that U. S. submarines In the Fnr Kast wve sunk two Japunc.se ships and iitmaRecl two others Including a MEXICO CITY, May 28. (UP) __ President Manuel Avila Camacho declared today that Mexico was in a slate of war with the Axis powers and called upon Con- ffi-css to approve a formal declaration against Germany, Japan and Italy. Addressing a cheering Congress Unit Indicated It would give quick approval to the decision already made by the president and cabinet, Camacho said Congress could approve or reject the decision hut he urged the fullest approval. ? Camucho pointed out that "in effect a state of war has existed since the decision of the cabinet on May 22" to ask Congress to make a formal declaration and that "this' 1s war,,, with all it's consequences which Mexico had wanted "' to avoid." Charging that Axis submarines were guilty oY unprovoked aggression because of attacks on Mexican ships, Camacho asked for These engagements, u Navy cotn- mlnue .said, were not rotated to ,ho Coral Sea buttle fought earlier this month. More than one torpedo hit was scored on the cruiser by the fnr •anging U. S. undersells bout. Aside from .saying that it was damaged, the Navy gave no further indication n.s to It's fata. Listed as sunk were a large auxiliary ship and u medium sized cargo -ship. One medium sl/cd cargo ship was severely damaged and .probably sunk. emergency.' powers to deal with "a .slate of war" In order that "this nation may defend Itself" gainst unjustified aggression. "The time has come '. for Con- • rcss to decide," the president de- larcd ii> asking that'Mexico be- nme the 30th natlpn'in the world vnd the llth in the ..Western Hera- sphere to declare war against Germany, Japan and'Italy. "The diplomatic negotiations are ended and a prompt 'decision is necessary," he said. Union Leaders Split: Lewis Ousts Murray were listed: Applicants must have reached WASHINGTON, May 28. (UP) — President John L. Lewis of the United Mine Workers today rc- movrd Philip Murray as UMW vice president. He named John O'Lcary of Pittsburgh as his successor. The action climaxed Increasingly bitter relations between Lewis and Murray who is president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations. The removal of Murray was affirmed by a 17 to 1 vote of the UMW executive board. The only dissenting vote was by Martin Wagner "of District 50. Remova nf Murray from the office he hac held for 2?. years was considered. as in effect severing UMW-CIO Brinklei/ Will Ke Buried In Memphis MEMPHIS.May 2».—Dr. John R, Brinkk'y, famed "gland specialist" and radio .station operator who dial Tuesday at San Antonio, Texas, be burled" at private services at, Forrest Hill Cemetery here jn a copper casket he selected himself several years ago. Time for the service, hnrc has not yet been fixed. J. S. Chnse. 527 Center Drive, whose wife Ms a sister-in-law of the .surgeon, said yesterday. Funeral .service?; were conducted yesterday afternoon at Del Rio. Dr. Brinkley expressed a clesin several years ago to be burled hen The Doctor's wife and Mrs. Chast arc sisters, the daughters of the ate Dr. and Mrs. T. G. Jones o vlemphis. Another sister mnrrlcc H, L. Mima! of Ripley, Tenn...op crator of the Ripley 'Funeral Home which had charge of services h Del Rio and will bring the body here for burial on the Jones family lot at Forrest Hill. Dr. Brlnkley's grave will be marked by a stntue. Winged Victory, which he bought in Naples— the same r.tatnc that has been standing in the yard of lr, pnlatlal home at Del Rio. Rat/burn Attacks Gasoline Rationing WASHINGTON, May 2R. <UP> — •Speaker Sam Rayburn said today that he had heard many reasons for rationing casolino in areas where t.hc supply is plentiful and "none of them appeals to me." It was the second time, in as many weeks tha f . he expressed opposition to nationwide, gasoline rationinc which tho War Production Board is ronsirlrring. Tn-» rreasine opposition to such action has hren drvelopinc. Rayburn partie'ilnrly attackrrl the argument, that, nationwide rationing is necessary U) conserve rubber. Hcartshorn Adclesses Kiwanis Club Members their 21st, birthday bill, not t,hei» R6th birthday on the date of the close of receipt of applications. Applicants must reside within thr territory supplier! by I ho post, office for which the examination is announced. The examination is open to all citizens of the United States who ca,n comply with the requirements. Application blanks. Form 9. and fnil information concrrning the requirements of Mr- examinalion ran be .secured from thr postmaster at. the place of vacancy or from the United Stales Civil Service Commission, Washington. D. C. Applications must be proprrlv oxcculod and on file with the Commission at. Washington. T>. C.. prior t/i thr hour of closing business on June 5. Will Be Shot Unless They Register; Nazis Seek Attackers LONDON, May 28. (UB)—Ger- man authorities In Prague, seeking -.July Sept. Chicago Corn prev. open high low close close '•i B8 ! t 87'i 88«i 88'v, 30 s ,ts 89"* 90'-j 00 v .b Blind Judge Decides Deaf Mute Innocent In a successful demonstration recently, wooden automobiles tires Chief Reinharrl Heydrich were reported today to have ordered the shooting of all Czechs over 15 years of age who failed to.report to police before Saturday night. A Berlin dispatch published in Stockholm said that Heydrich's condition was grave and that he.. mJiight die from the bullet wounds inflicted by two middle-aged Czechs who waylaid him yesterday as he drove along a Prague street. Tlie threat of wholesale executions wns reported by Czech quarters In London who said countless victims were being rounded up bg! estapo squads throughout Czechoslovakia ana t.hat merciless reprisals are anticipated. Czech informants here said Germen authorities in Prague had given all Czechs of 15 and over untll Saturday night to report to police and that "after that date' everyone found without - a new registration card will be shot." The Germans immediately after the shooting threatened death for anyone guilty of hiding the attackers. were given a whirl at 75 mile: hour, on the front wheels. per BUTTE Mont. (UP>— A deaf mute wa.s arraicned before blind Justice of the Peace D. F. Shea on a burglary charge. The defendant wrote out his "not, guilty" plea, and the town constable rend it to the sightless judge The jurite questioned the deaf mute by asking his questions of the bailiff. who wrote out the questions and read the written answers to thr jurist.. After a sizable crowd of City Hall rmployes had gathered to Helps Guard Our Good Neighbors Illustrative of the undaunted spirit of Malta, most bombed ?pot on y in S his_be_ddin^t£a shelter to spend night. C. O*. HcJirtsborn. of St. who is a field representative of the American Rcri Cross, spoke on "Why the Need of Acckirnt Prevention Service and First. Aid" at the weekly luncheon meet ins of Kiwanis Club yesterday at, Hotel Noble. Mr. Hcartshorn is here to conduct an instructors' first aid course. Only other guost at the meeting was Dr. John Allison, nf Chicago. Services Held Today For James A. Jackson Jamrs Andrew Jackson. 77. dirrl A\, a LH.t.lr Rook Hospital e.arly Tuesday night, after a long illness. Funeral .services were to be held at 4 o'clock this nfternoon at Holt Funeral Home with the Rev. IT. Gream. nastor of the Second Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was at Number Nine Cemetery. Mr. Jackson i? survived by one daughter, Mrs. Thclma May. city; four sons, Burl. Alva. Herman, all of Blythoville. and Jessie of Tor- ranee, calif. Into the production of every million automobiles goes 1,000,000 pounds of lard, the product of 20,000 hogs. the unusual proceeding, the urist decide the deaf mute was not guilty and released him. Livestock KAST ST. LOUIS. III.. May 28. <UP»--Hocs. 12000-10000. Top. 14.25. W)-';f>fi Ibs,. 14.20-14.25. 140-160 Ibs., 13.25-14.00. Bulk sow, 13.40-14.00. Cattle. 3500. SI. steers, 1025-1500. Mixed yearlings & heifers, 11251325. SI. heifers. 050-1400. Stockcr & feeder steers, 925-1350. Beef cows. flOO-1025. Canncrs & cutters. 700-875. . Commander Reed To Attend Meeting Neill Reed, commander of the Arkansas Department of the American Legion, will leave this afternoon for North Little Rock to attend a meeting of the 15th district. On Sunday, he will go to Hope for the 12th district meeting. Commander Reed is attempting to visit all of the 16 districts in the state. At the North Little Rock meeting, officers will be elected. Posts in that district are Mabel Vale, North Little Rock. Morrilton. Conway. Benton. Vilonia. Little Rock; Levy and Perryville. In the 12th district aer the following posts; Stamps. Hope. Dequeen. Nashville, Texarkana. Asli- down. Foreman, Wintrop. and Dierks. The geographic center of the The paper from which you arc United States is in Smith county, reading most likely came from a Kansas, latitude 38-50, longitude tree which took a half century or 98-35. more to grow. Rear Admiral J. F. Shnfroth, Jr., has been named commander of U. S. 'Naval Forces in the southeast Pacific, presumably to be in charge of protecting the west coast of South America from possible enemy attacks. Chicago Wheat prev. open high low close close July. 120H 121 119% 121 120^ Sept.. 122~£ 123% 122% 123% 122% U. S. WEATHER FORECAST BLyTlIEVtLLE—Little temperature change tonight, ARKANSAS—Little temperature change tonight.

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