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\ Subscribers Wh6 Fail ToReceiVe Their Paper'By 6 P.M. May Telephone 257$'fieforc 6:30 P.M. And It Will Be De/iver«f W BLYTHEVHXE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND BOUTHKAST MISSOURI VOL. XLI—NO. 189 Blythevllle Dally News Blythevllle Herald Blythevllle Courier Mississippi Valley Leader LLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, OCT01UOU 27, 19-1-1 », ! SINGLE COPIES FIVE CEttTS NAVAL VICTORY COSTS If. S. 6 WARSHIPS ' • - v '• ' < ' T i TODAY'S WAR ANALYSfS— Japanese Navy Facing End Of Brief Career Ily JAMK5 HARPER Utiiled Press Staff Writer Japan's navy, last to arrive on the world scene, is the first to depart. It is dying young. Of the world's modern fleets, those of the United States and Japan were formed most recently. Yet, those latecomers are following exactly opposite courses. The United States fleet, an adolescent in years, is a giant in size. On the other hand, Japan's navy has one foot in the cradle and the other in the grave. It is short on years—but shorter on warships. Oddly enough, the western pow-1 ers which began Japan's navy now must end it. France. Holland and Britain gave Japan her naval start. Now those nations are helping America end that short-lived career. Like a family physician, the west presided over Ihc hlrth and death of/ the Japanese fleet. In the 13th century a Mongol nnd in the IGth century a Korean fleet sailed into Jap waters unopposed. But it wasn't until 1855 that Japan asked for a helping hand .In the establishment ot a navy. The Dutch set up a naval training school for the Japs, presented them with a warship and sold them two more. England's Queen Victoria, uot to he outdone, made them a present of Roosevelt Stops In Philadelphia To Make Bid Tonight For Pennsylvania's 35 Electoral Votes By United Press A damp, ehill wind and a warn cheering welcome greeted President Roosevelt- early tins afternoon In Philadelphia. Shortly after his arrival, the President began leading a huge parade that wound for 30 miles through Penhsylvania's first city and adjacent Camden, N. J. --The parade, a iwlitical bright spot James llarpe: Philippine Action! ice ashore with ammunition in the Invasion of the Philippine Islands. In. background are .splintered trees and fires caused by Ihc heavy bombardment' which .preceded '(U. S.-Signal Corps Radlo-telephoto fi'oni NEA.) the Initial landings. [hurchill Gives Report On Talks At The Kremlin Says Stalin Agrees On Temporary United Balk,ans Government LONDON. Oct. 27 «JP.)-Prline Minister Churchill (winy lokl Ihc of Commons Ihut llio Allies believe the wuv In Europe k In Us lust lap, but ho warned Hint the flghllng will get oven move difficult, But the main part of Uic Primp Minister's speech was devoted to, politics. Churchill gave a reiwii on his- mission to Moscow. Ami, as he snlil, tile results nro "highly satisfactory." The boiler part of the Pilmu Minister's conferences with Blalln Number oi Damaged Ships and Aircraft Losses Not Revealed WASHIMGTON, Qcl 27 (U I' )— The, Navy a'evealcd lliix itftcinoon thiit six United States warships have been sunk HO I ni in the Philippine imval battle The list consists' of the light uurler i'rmeeloil, two escort carriers, two (icHtroycis niul oije deslrovei escoit t \ The Nuvy doesn't icvfcnl the names of the vessels, othci ' th'mi Hie \vhosc loss \vas revealed earlier The • minibci of damaged American ships h«B not been tabulated for- release, 1101 huve our aiicnift losses been revealed Those ships urc Ihc pi Ico «e linve^i - ' Can Collection Will Be Made Here Tomorrow Salvage workers again will col- ect tin cans tomorrow. Local Housewives were reminded of the regular monthly collection date today by 11. • A. Ne|son. chairman of this division of the salvage commit- another. A Frenchman supervised the': construction of Japan's first dock;'ard. Britishers staffed the na val college. And, in 1873, England sent oi'er a naval commission to help oul, By that time, the United States fleet was'nearly a century old. One hundred and 68 years mosi'.h, In !"'<&; the Conl'>- ' igo this '-j£- B f f 1 J beneath overcast skies, will be followed tonight by a speech by Mr. Roosevelt in Shibe Park. The spe«ch, a supreme bid for Pennsylvania's 35 electoral votes, will be addressed especially to the.ijatlon's business me,n. It will be bjoftdcast coast to coast beginning at 8"o'clock'CWT. '•''*. On the way^to' Philadelphia, the President's train made a short' stop in Wilmington, Del. Speaking from large ' big othcrs m the dent recalled ; that this is the first «"" eelectio " m 8 ° yeal ' S Ol the Dutch frahsportatibn Center Cleared Of tile-Hard Germans; 50,000 Pinned Against Meuse IfE tee. . "Quv recciU victories htvve to . be, followed up by more," Mr. Nelson remarked. "And this ..ineans war .factories will have .Jjf. keep turning out the goods. Tins' being one ;pf the highly critical materials, is used in extraordinary quantities -and 9S long as the Jups still control'* most of. the world's tin mines we, have to depend on llmlte;! supplies and all' that can be salvaged at home. This makes the housewife's* role. in -.the—war 'ono-o utmost importance. Everyone can help by saving and turning in their used tin cans each month." Strangely enough this shift in naval strength occiured in the few ,., brief, but crowded years, since Pearl "" tlons History. Harbor. In that time, Japan's navy The President quoted Abe Lin- slid downhill toward the vanishing coin at Wilmington. point; America's fleet climbed to the He said some. of the Republican top of the heap. Never, probably, in arguments today reminded him of world history has the balance o* Lincoln's famous sally at Stephen A naval power shifted so sharply, so Douglas, whom Lincoln accused of quickly. , trying to prove "that a horse chest- The record of those years since nut is a chestnut horse." Pearl Harbor is shot with a mixture Tomorrow, the President's train of defeat and triumph. It is punc- rol i s vest, to Chicago, where he tuated by stirring battles, the latest makes another decisive campaign > , of which may be in the nature of speech at Soldiers Field. The Presi- - Carlwnght Ji a period. It is a steady climb from rtcnl j s scheduled to make a brief of Osceola, otdi the depths of defeat to the heights S t 0 p a t port Wayne. Ind., and an-f' n ' n ' s section, has been sold to Hardware Store At Osceola Sold Lee Wilson Company Purchases Carrwright Hardware Concern two iilrciaft crs, Pour other|ps are Itstcd as probably sunk ami 20 damaged. were duvoled lo the Balkan quc.S'-|i Tho Navy has roleasbd no further lion. And there Churchill re|K>rtcd' Information on peisonncl losses It thnt they arrived at complclo 'announced earlier that 1JOO offl- riRrcement. The Balkan nations, | ccrs and men from thi! Princeton Greece, Romnnln,- Bulgaria, Yuuo-iwei'O icsonod'. blavla and Hungary, Imvc been in- | Light carriers arc understood'to vllcd to form n leinporary nulled "carry better than .40. illnnes, wlillo Government for the pur|«si) of car- j escort carriers have about 21; The rylng on tho war. I nuiiiljcr of men normally aboard ' OViurcVrill emphasised that this was a temporary aiTiingomcnt, riiid to make tho point stronger, he told the Commons that all permnncnl SUPREME AbUED rIEADQUAKTERS, Oct. 27 (U.P.) """"licincnt.-! must wait until (he 'ho KiMtioli l>.,,,n Cinolhr nn,?l,,,.o,i ^11 ^f '<, iTo,.| n ,,o,>i,« un i, Oi'llMl States can have Its say. Attack Claims Hardware Company lest hardware store -The British hrive finally cn,SU, ra <l all of '« Hor^cnboaoli, ^f™ r^T "SIS "o'xpSU he important transportation center in south central Hollrtml. his hope that he, Stalin and I'resl- The last group of die-hard Na/.is have-been cleaned out 1 dent uoo.sevcit "can have another of the southern part, of the city. Ami- the Allies-; now hold /^ ! "Jj, nr ?°° n ' 1>rotmxW >' tetorc complete control of the big transport center which marks ,he eastern anchor of a wilting pocket in which more than 50,000 Germans are being pinned against the Mouse river. All along the 50-mlte front, Brlt-.»— '• — : — ish Second Army forces qrc ham-' meringj.ont steady gains. The Tommies 'have broken-through the Na- 1 defertse^in halt a dozen places. The British and Canadians also have' started 'the, flnai'driye>j3d.clea|- t Ihec-NaHs from.'trieTSppFpachps''to Antwerp.'British troops crossed I fie Echeldc Estuary early yesterday morning, landing on the southern shore 'of the island of Bevcland. They caught the Germans completely oft guard. Pushing. quickly inland, the .Tommies have fought their way several miles across the Island, and now are reported only two miles from a junction with Canadian forces fighting into the Island from the Dutch mainland. Some 11,000 Nazis defending De- vcland and the adjoining Island of Walcheren face , entrapment. A British broadcast says the Gcr- nans have evacuated all civili^is ram the famous old city of Tlie Hiigiie, the administrative center of of .victory. other train-platform address either MacArthur was falling back on at Akron or Youngsto'wn, Ohio. Luzon when a 100-ship Tokyo ex- In Chicago, Democratic leaders press thundered down toward Bor- no.000 persons will crowd into rships •^rsr.ssy 1 »™ *$*£ ssrss r^^orL 1 "^^^ r^lr^'o^Ssp^erf 6 l ° Allies fought them for three days ' ... and lost all but four destroyers. And ' °" lus wa V back to Washington the Japs landed in Java. I ^am Chicago, Mr. Roosevelt will In May the enemy hit for the' >»a kc another rear platform speech Solomons. The Allies squared off at Clarksburg, W. Va. with them in the Coral Sea and' Some observers believe the Presl- destroyed 15 enemy warships. But dent also will campaign next week, the Japs landed In the Solomons They foresee speeches in Cleveland, anyway. Then the enemy struck for Detroit or Buffalo. Mr. Roosevelt Midway with 80 vessels, half his na- already is officially scheduled to val strength. This time they lost speak in Boston on Nov. 4. half their available carrier strength, Meanwhile, in Detroit, Vice-Presi- and failed lo land, nt Midway. The dent Wallace cast one of the first tide had turned. True, the Allies lost battles after ballots In the election. Mr. Wallace marked his absentee ballot tor the Lee Wilson Company of Wil- «on.which will assume charge Nov. 1, it was announced today. The business will continue to operate with Missco Implement Company, also owned by the Wilson company, to be operated in conjunction with the hardware department. Faher White, manager of the implement company, will be in | charge. A, modern new brick building is to be erected immediately, to be used as the home for both the hardware and farm implement business, with all plans- not completed, it was said. The Lee Wilson Company, which has extensive farming and business interests throughout Missisip- pi County and Northeast Arkansas also operates a wholesale grocery Jn Osceola. that. They lost at Savo Island, at mailing to his Iowa election board. Santa Cruz, and they about broke He told reporters, "Of course, I vol- even at Guadalcanal. But their ed the straight Democratic ticket." strength hnd grown to the point The vice-president is in Detroit!Chicago Wheat where they could take the offensive, to make a major siwcch tonight. It And their look it. The UtfRed States Navy sank 16 Jap ships in the Marshalls and Gilberts In January. They sank 23 at Truk in February, 30 nt Palau in March, 13 in the Marianas and four off the Philippines in June. By that time, the Japs were short in cruisers, short in destroyers and carriers. Now—with the latest victory —they're virtually short a navy It's teen a long road. It started with the Macassar Straits battle just as MacArthur was about to leave the Philippines. It ends with the new battle when MacArthur is entering the Philippines. It's the story of the United States Navy's rise from defeat to victory. Burdette Has $6500 Loss In Cotton Fire A cotton house and 27 bales ot nnglnncd cotton at Burdette Plan tatlon burned yesterday afternoon. Value of property burned placed at $C500. The fire, which started in the seed cotton, burned rapidly but the Blytheville lire department was able to save the gin proper :,nd other adjacent buildings. Origin of the Hames, discovered *l 2:15 o'clock, was undetermined. will follow the President's address In 'hilartclphia. In the campaigning today, the Republicans have but n single representative, Governor Bricker. the GOP vice-presidential nominee. Governor Bricker says he will attack President Uoosevelt's record on foreign relations and national defense. Today, Governor Bricker told an audience in Wichita, Kas., that "The American farmer knows that during this war he has teen a victim of New Deal Incompetence and bureaucratic arrogance." Dec. open 164',<, May . 159','. high low close ISi-S !G3->i 1C4 153B I59v'i 158Vi 159',', 159 he Netherlands. Th'e broadcast says the Germans'..-. htiyc . warned .hat the buildings i of, The Hague ire mined—and will be blown vhen the Nazis withdraw. up Ashcraft Wins Appeal MEMPHIS. Oct. 27. (UP) — A United Stales Supreme Court decision, reversing a Tennessee high Year's.' The Prime. Minister .went on to llsciiss the Polish slluntlon. And le chose.his words with.great care, idinlltliiB that no solution of the iroljleni had been 'nrrlycd at hi he Moscow, coiifcionciw. . Ho said, however, tlmt tlic Polish (Lieillon had tuitrowcd • down . to 'two 'crucial' Issues, 1 ' : ; namely the [ronllcr question' and tile relations between • thc^" two^ -, Polish [joverh- mcnls. , \ ,,' ." Churchill give Franco n boost foi n pastwar position high jimoiif; the United Nations. The Prime Minster said (hut :FYnncq woillcl .now I'e.sume'what ho called "her rightful .historic rolu upon the wo'ri( stage.'" J. W. Portlock Dies Early This Morning Plans Incomplete J. W. Portlock, .farmer In this •section for 114 years, was found dead In'bed Ihls morning, 7 o'clock, nl his Half Moon Community home He was G8. It was believed he suffered a heart attack during the night. Funeral arrangements were Incomplete this afternoon. Born at Woif Creek, Va., he lived there until he came here. He was a farmer. . . . . . He Is survived by his wife, Mrs .compilation of Florida's death tol Nola Arinle Porllotk; three daugh-. from the tropical hurricane las ters, Mrs. Paul Tonilin of Braw- week reveals that 14 persons wer Hurricane's Death Toll 14 For Florida MIAMI, Oct. 27. (UP)—Ltttes ley, Cfilif., Mrs. George ghclton and Miss Lavonne Portlock, both of Blythevillc; three sons,. Joe I'ort- lock of South Bend, Ind., Aldrldge Porllock of Buchanan, Mich., and E. J. Portlock of Hot Splines nnd three brothers, Louis Porllock of ix i _, 1 ..,..,, < . v ,..„.. Caruthcrsvilb, Mo., Logan Porl- couri'OTd"c\"ha5'given % 'E.'ferAshcraii lock of Feslus, Mo., and Jim Port- Hnmmond, Cobb Funeral Home Is In charge. of Memphis a third trial for his life, j' The Memphis man Is fiicing wife- slaying charges, for which he has . twice previously received the guilty, Hull In Hospital verdict. He was transferred from the Fort Pillow Penal Farm to Shelby County jail to facilitate conferences with his attorney in preparation for the trial, to be held Nov. 20. N. 0. Cotton open high low close Mar. . 2176 2183 2176 2179 2179' U ( Ilg . May . 2178 2184 2178 2180 21701 July . 2159 21C4 2157 2I5D 2162 Oct. . 2087 2087 2078 2083 2087 Dec. . 2165 2171 2165 2170 2167 WASHINGTON, Oct. 27. (UP) — Secretary of Stnte Hull was reported in better health today. Mr. Hull had two infected teeth extracted yesterday at the Naval Hospital. He had been In the hospital for the past week getting n regular physical checkup. However, Acting Secretary of State Edward R. Stcttlnlus Jr., Illcd, 11 by drowning and thrc y electrocution. These figures were released by th led Cross from its emergency hur icanc headquarters In Miami. The Hcd Cross further rcporl hat the teaches In the Fort Mycr irca were hardest hit by the stori —about 270 homes were destroycc Greatest toll was taken when nh nen were lost In Ihe sinking of a Army tug of! Bradcnton, Two boy iverc drowned at St, Augustine an electrocutions took the lives of pe; sons in Jacksonville,. Miami lii' Drlando. An estimated 1000 persons we .eft homeless by the storm. said the examinations are contin- N.Y. Stocks Barfield Road To Be Improved; State To Provide Hard Surface T & T Amcr Tobacco . aconda Cooper Beth Steel Fascism Leaves Mark On People Of Italy WASHINGTON, Oct. 27. (UP) — The Office of War Information says Hie United States has sent over $75,000,000 worth of food to Italy so far. And the Allies also have restored enough of the productive capacity of the country so that no one Is starving. But the OWI adds that Fascism has left Its taint on the one time enemy country. Allies military officials say two decades of Fascism have left Italians streaked with "an Individual selfishness" and an "aversion to discipline." It will be Impossible lo uproot these trolls, they add, even In a generation. OWI says the Allied control commission in Itflly has concluded that, Fascist rule In the country \vns "a bureaucracy run mad," Long-suffering motorists who for years have been bounced and Jolted as they traveled Barfield Road, hat part of Highway 18 linking Blytheville with communities to the cast along the Mississippi Hiver area, today had' cau^e to rejoice with announcement that the badly worn graveled road will be replaced with a modern, hard-surfaced highway. The contract will be let next month. Approval of the work was announced today following a meeting of the Arkansas State Highway Commission yesterday In Little Rock. Letting of contract for the eight- mile project will be followed by grading within 30 days, 'and the road will be regraveled prior to hard surfacing. Although work will be pushed as rapidly as possible, it will be Spring before the hard surface is laid because of weather conditions, it was pointed out. Surfacing of the - road to the Mississippi Hiver will be completion of a project started mims years ago, Planned as a hard sur- faced highway from BlylhcvilU- to Ihc Mississippi Hiver at Barllcld, plans later were changed to include graveling of the road through Huffman and graveling of the original project Instead of a-permanent, highway. Difficult lo maintain as n 6 rav ' elcd road, because of the type soil n the road bed, Mississippi Coun- y has for several years attempted o assist in keeping the road iv condition despite Us being a pn rl of the stale system. The gravel In bad condition on the heavily traveled road, the highway has been unusually rough for a long time. The roa ( i travels west from the river through the. farming communities of Barfield and Armorcl to Blytheville, where It joins the concrete stretch extending a shor distance cast of East Main street and Is picked up again at Division and Main streets, thence west to Manila, Leachvllte and Joucsboro Proper name of the highway which originates at Bnriield,, Herman Davis Higlnwy named, fo the late Herman Davis of Manila Arkansas lop ranking hero of Vrovi War I. .-•: •••••' New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. long Tom" on northern' 155-milltmetfei cqnhon have been. , wheeled up Info the front lines And hey re now pumping a • steady •stream of shclli Into the disorgan- 7j.'d Japs t , ,', Enemy losses are heavy United PreVs Correspondent Francis Mc*Carthy now on hqrthorn Ijjytc says Texas cavalrymen are killing 2a Japs toi uveiy Americah lost i esc vessels Isd't known. 1 But de- royofn usuidly carry about 200 mcii destroyer,'escorts'nbout 100. Titlal Is Iluu«lcd Thd'liilesl looses 217 the lal ntmilwr of..United .Stales War- lips lost In the war from till .uses. The liew Navy communique mnkes cicnr tlmt llgures on the losses tor •oth: sides arc- not,yet complete it experts believ'e.. Japanese' losSci, sunk mid seriously (iamagdd will linb'buyoml tiic 40 ship umrk Al- lidy they stand at 37 ahips phl;i!i-bascd bombers have Jolnci 10 battle andylmve sunk or dnnv 5cd tlireo ships below Hong Kong Tliqsd vessels prcsvmmMy.vrcrc llce- Vg i frpm. the'.powerful -.Amoflcitn eels.f,li\«tored PiotcttWcly iiraund he;. Philippines, Spotting'the remnants of n'-triak or6e. hi the Bollfh Chlnii Sea, .the Ihnen hit a transport, n freighter tid n tanker tptnlliig 10,000 - toils. n wo direct hits probably sank trie rahsports, while the freighter wan Cft burning and the tanker smok- • Dcsldcs these 'vessels here,Li the alesl box score: Japanese ships urtk,. one,:battlo*h'lp, tWo. aircraft carriers, five cruisers and.two-'or n^ore. .destroyers for a total of, at east 10; . ." . . Japanese shjps probJibly, suiik, three' bnttlJshlps'and one large aircraft carrier, a total of. four. •''!., Japanese slilps rtartlrtged, six' bat^ ;leshlp.s, elglil criilsCr's and six,.or mor* dcsiroybrs for ft to(til <jf 20. • And, oil tflp of all that, 242'Jap- ancse planes'iiaVc been sh6t.d6wn. : Even iioiv those totals probably ;iro climbing higher. Swarms of carrier planes from two. American fleets still arc hammering away'at the battered remnants bi three Jiip fleets. ' ' The Japs themselves, In one of Late Bulletins I ! ' MOSCOW, Ocl 27 (UP) — Premier Itntl Statin thl> aftcr- nnon ahnounctd'In'an order of (he day that the Fourth Army of the Ukraine has captured Ui- hnrod, a Ciffhnslovak rail ten In' 25 miles north w**t of Mun.- k&si, wh\ch" fell jt?tnd»jr, Uihor- od »Uo U known as Unjvar ATHENSf Ooi ZT^UP)—Three that;, were fired tod»y during a I parade -|n th,e Ijeari ot Athens ,ln honor o( BiilUh Foreign Sec-' ii'lnry Anthony Eden and Allied mlUUr> )raden . One man was killed First report* Indicated he w»s a member . at. the t,AM party' We killer was reported wearing the unlfotsn of a (,lreek army^ major ^ "^ Mrs, Ina Fielder )ies At Sleele Well Known Resident' Is Fatally Stmlc.n; Services Sunday Mrs Ina Ethel Asburt fielder, wife of A D Fielder p( Steele, Mu died iuddenly Widnesday night at the 'amily residence there She was 59 Although in ill health, NJrs fielder ipparently was Improved alter liav- ng recently undergone treatment In St Louis but was -itrlcken with a hcurt atlnck^n short time before she died Born In Anderson, Ind, Elie,wenl to Stcele 11 years ago from Marmi- (luke, Arkj^wrien she and Mr Fielder open high low , close pr.i 21V5 2161 2174 2179 21' 2170 2183 2176 2180 21' 2158 21G2 2153 2150 2158 2082 2090 2078 2079 2082 21G5 2110 21G4 2IC5 2163 Dies !n Action lions tonight. Scrgl. Ben Hawkins, formerly o Chrysler : 90 3-9 Gen Electric ion Motors . ... Montgomery Ward Y Central . nl Harvester . Standard ot N Texas Corp. .. U S Steel .... Livestock ST. LOUIS, Oct. 27 7,000 salable, 0,500 top 240 Ibs 14.70 140-160 70 sows 13.95. Cattle 1,000 all salable cows 7-15 dinners and cutters 5-6.75 slaughter steers 3-18 slaughter heifers 7.50-"" stacker and feeder steers 7.25-13. Weather ARKANSAS—Fair this nltemoon, tonight and Saturday. Not much change in temperature. Light to locally heavy frost In northeast nor- Blythevillc, was killed in action 01 Aug. 10, according to a message received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs Minimum temperature here Inst Ben Hawkins, of Helena. The 10 night was 37 degrees with maxl- year-old gunner was with the 15tl mum temperature ycslcr'day, 73 dc- Army Air Forces stationed in Italy according to weather observer. their frankest 'communiques, admit that two of their alirCnift carriers, two battleships, two cruisers atiti two destroyers have been Sunk'; or damaged nnd that 126 p\!\nes "fnllec to return.-" Japs Revise Claims To some extent the Japs are climbing down from thclt early astronomic claims of Ameflciin ships sunk. They now place (He number nt 27 which, as vie how know, stll Is a long way froin the truth. The Jnps probably are straying from, the truth, too, wlicn Ihey predlc that their fleet will wade back Into the battle, that ti second - or even hlrd fight will occur off the Plill- >plncs. .... . : ; But It Is clear that the Japs are | lenty worried. Tokyo says the goVr rnmcnt Is reorganizing Us advls- ry machinery by appointing a num^ icr of men wllh ministerial rank o aid the cabinet and Premier Kolso. lie reason? Tokyo gives it In these 'ords: "The war situation lias become norc pressing than ever." The Jap cabinet also met for three lours today to discuss what Tokyo alls "matters requiring Immediate; itlentlon." It's not hard lo guess what those matters are. • in another broadcast .Tokyo says >7 American Super-Fortresses and hrce small planes. were destroyed or damaged in a raid on Chengtu, n China's Szechwan .province. No such iald has been reported ay the Allies., However, Admiral NlmltT, has confirmed that Army and Navy planes have carried out extensive assaults on the kurlle Islands, In the northern Pacific. Our planes also arc • continuing to' In the Philippine, tight. American ground troops in the Philippines are virtually matching the American Navy's victories offshore; The Ame'rlcahs now have won a 10-mllc strip of Leyte's northern coastline. In addition, cavalry patrols have driven .ilo'ng both shores of Son Juanlco' Straits, Riving the Americans a coastal strip on Samar Islanc' as well as on northern Lcyte. Fronl reports say .a pincer 'operation by ilia" official ami[was on a bombing tnlssjoii over (the 24th Corps and the First Csv- bcgan operation of the theaters Steele and Lllbourn, Mo, which they purchased ; ' Funeral services will be held Sun day afternoon 2 30 o clock nt Stccle Baptist Oh'w'rch, by the Rev. H. W. Ellis; pastotvwltli burial -at'Mount Zlon Cemetery there „ Besides her husband,^she-is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Gladys McColIum, of Sleele, and .two sisters, Mrs. MarlaTowhsend .of. Little Rock and Mrs. Corn Jones of Marniaduke, Ark Germa'n'.Uh3ertniln'g Company Is In charge. Divorce Set Aside For 'Ghost 0' Guam' SAN DIEGO, Oct 27 (UP) —The Superior Court has set aside a di vorce granted. ^ to .chief. radioman 3corge • Tweed, »the • .-so-called 'ghost of Guam." Tweed got the divorce last August; when he returned to the United States after two years of-evading the Japs on Guam. Hft'.'vras granted the divorce on his ^testimony that his wife had been as soclating with other service men. Tlic court ruling ..-setting aside the divorce upholds Mrs Tweeds contention that she signed the divorce papers without knowing what they v,ere Arid now she will share In anj profits that Tweed mas make from telling Ihe story of his 31-month stay on Guam. Romania wlicn killed. airy has' trapped ; remnants of-the Restricted Diet Ends Strike At Prison Camp » INDIANAPOLIS, Oct 27. (UP»— The commander of a German prison! camp at Fort Benjamin Harrison,! Ind, reported today that Nazi pris-l oners have ended a 36-hour strike The commander, Coi Henry Tts- dale, said the prisoners refused Job assignments for an unexplained reason and were placed on a restricted die I. dur ing'-, the, strike. Chicago Ry* open high low close prcl Dec nri na^ in i»m i"> Miy . lOil'a 110% ICS'S^'IMS 109>j 1 ' >'» > • • 1

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