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fakerOiti Who Fail To Receive TAeir Paper By 6 P. M, May Telephone 2573 Before 6:30 P. M, And It Will B*i*«r.*d BLYTHEVILLE COURIER VOL. XLI—NO. 190 Blythevllle Dally Newt Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI '='/•, " BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS. SATUHDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1944 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS' GEN. SmWELL IS RELIEVED OF COWMAN Bulgaria Accepts Allied Terms Moscow Makes Announcement Of Armistice Final Negotiations Opened On Thursday With Allied Leaders Bulgaria at last is out of the war, officially. Radio Moscow announced today that the Bulgarians have accepted Allied armistice terms, which were not announced, were worked out early this month by Soviet Foreign Commissar Molotov, British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and American Ambassador W. Averell Harriman. Final negotiations opened in Moscow on Thursday. With Bulgaria out, Hungary may Le next. Soviet f ~ ' ' ' In two converging Hungarian border Slovakia. Other 6. .. ready are inside Hungary. To the south, Greece [asl is ridding itself of the Germans. Allied troops have occupied the Green Mediterranean Island of Piscopi, TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Rainy Season Soon To End In S, E. Asia ( By JAMES HARPER United Press BtafI Writer The curtain of rain which long has hung over Southeast Asia soon will lift for perhaps the last act in the battle for Burma. The moonsoon downpour usually dwindles in October, but weather experts say it will persist until mid- November this year. However, when the drumbeat noise of rain finally dies away, the drumbeat noise of , battle should swell to a new crescendo. Strategically, the Allies in Burma are in their best position since the exodus from the land in 1942. On each of Burma's three fronts they have springboards for new drives. No rails or roads link Burma with enemy strongholds In China. Hence all supplies and reinforcements must travel bv steamer day, much progress lias been made MacArthur Reported Sending More Troops Ashore on Leyte; Yanks Move Rapidly Up Samqr By united Press . ';! Enemy reports say American troops still are noiirinir ashore on Lcyte Island. ; A German dispatch from Tokyo says 20 lo 30 American transports were observed off the coast near the Levte capital of lacloban yesterday, and that American warships have kept up a constant shelling o( the Jiip-licld coast. * A radio Tokyo report makes tlie $19,166 Raised In County Drive More Contributions Sought For War Fund Before Drive Ends With the Mississippi County Wai- Fund campaign due to close Tues- China. Army Slay Strike The Allies in Burma also are i,,,; oim:., .„ ommu uitu m in good position for a land offen sive. A Southeast Asia naval task ! raised $12,285.34 ' and , the South District of the county, $0880,20 for a total of $19,100.23 for the entire j.i^w^^i. uncoil ^ojtuiu ui naLuiJi, sive. A JDOUtncasi Asia naval tasK ------ "•>• northeast of Rhodes. Tlie Germans force hns crossed the Bay of Ben- ' Tlle Blythevllle Army Air Field are estimated to have 23,000 men ' gal to hamincr49-square-ralle Car ll!!s contributed $3009.95; Blytiic- f - ^' ilie ha r left on Crete, Rhodes and other Aegean islands. And they have practically no hope of evacuating because of constant patrolling by the British Navy and RAP. North of Greece, Marsha} Tito's partisans and Russian troops have captured the Yugoslav city of I Kula, 74 miles northeast 'of ; Hber- r,Ud-Bcia:v.d:.'' --••*> - " .L •-;; ; j.-,r j Meanwhile, far lo . the north, ether Soviet troops, are pressing their drive through- : East Prussia. Front dispatches'say'the Qermans have thrown at least four fresh Panzer divisions and a number of Grenadier division's into the battle near Gumbinncn, but Russian artillery, massed to a density, has beaten thrust. The Russians, now Nicobar, northernmost of the Jap- . has raised $6400.95 and re- , . held Nicobar Islands. After the malning sections of this district three-day leers were convinced that the Nicobarr, could be had for the taking. The group lies 800 miles from Southeast Asia headquarters at , "' -, r ™» coast of the".-Malay: peninsula, and 500 miles from Rangoon. Landing at cither place, the Allies «m!d advance northward and hurl the Japs back against the British 14th' Army pushing southward from Northern Burma. • Significantly, Britain recently assigned one of its top European invasion air experts, Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mal- tremendous ; 0 ry to the Southeast Asia, theater, down every. Perhaps he will plot the aerial aspects of a Malaya landing just as threatening he helped blueprint the Normandy Gumbinnen from the northeast and landing. Britain also has sent a .southeast, are within 10 miles of powerful fleet to the Indian Oc- thc luster river which angles """ '" 1 "' 1 '• '' ' through Inslerburg. But the battle is growing fiercer by the liour, with. Soviet planes racing out to hammer German troop concentrations. Woman Injured On Highway 18 This Morning Mrs. M. A. Clay, 71, was injured this morning when struck by a truck as she crossed Highway 18 in Pride Subdivision. Removed to Blylhe- ville Hospital, extent of her injuries had not been determined at noon. X-rays were being made of her head and body. John McWay, Negro, driver of tlie truck, was being questioned nt noon by officers. Tlie accident occurred at 11:30 o'clock as Mrs. Clay stepped from behind the City bus as the truck was approaching, eye witnesses said. She was returning to her home on Margaret street. The Negro lives in Red's Quarters near Moore Bros, store. Miss Cox Appointed To Head Bond Drive Miss Emma Cox of Osceola has been appointed chairman of the First Congressional District, for the 6th War Loan Drive, it has been announced. She will be hostess lo a luncheon Wednesday in Joncsboro for all theater owners of the district and all chairmen ot the seven war activity committees. N. Y. Stocks AT&T 163 3-4 Amer Tobacco 6? 1-2 Anaconda Copper 26 2-4 Belli Steel 63 3-8 Chrysler 80 1-2 Gen Electric 38 3-4 Gen Motors 61 3-8 Montgomery Ward 503-4 N Y Central 17 3.4 Int Harvester 77 1-4 North Am Aviation ..'. Republic Steel 18 1-2 Radio 10 3-8 Socony Vacuum 12 5-8 Sludebaker 183-8 Standard of N J 55 Texas Corp Packard U S Steel 4G 3-4 5351 3-i to bulwark Admiral Sir Bruce Frascr's already-large ar- Time Seems Ripe If ever the Allies are to step up the pace of their Burma war, now would seem to be the time. Japanese strength there is on the wane. Over the whole Burma front from January through August, tlie enemy lost some 50,000 men killed. 'His total casualties from warfare anddis-' ., nn ., ease are believed to be twice that r;"; 6 . llUlnhpr. Pivp nf thn cmrnn Tor* rl I WnlCn have $2815.04 to its credit. Other coniniumtils reporting "over, v lhe lop'- not yet announced include . Rice Stix Garment Factory employes who this year gave 184 per cent as compared with 1943's gift. fantastic claim that 10B American warships, and Ininsports have been sunk in Lcyte Bay. But a far more accurate account of both American and Japanese fleet losses in lie Dewey Outlines G.O.P. Program For Agriculture Says Administration Has Played Politics With U. S. Farming SYHACUSE, N, Y., Oct. 28 (UP) —Governor Dcwcy charged in u radio address today tlmt tlio Roosevelt Administration lins played politics with i American fann- IslandHopper today The unofficial toll is bbtwten 40 and 42 enemy warships sunk Or damaged, against s | x of our ships known to have been sunk inland 0 ,i Lev e 0 ur troops a herding remnant.,' O l the enemy . . ..I lo er.s from which he called extreme price fluctuations and lho New Deal controls if the Republicans win In November. Dcwcy .said the farm and food problems of the United States nre ruble, and "neither will be until all our people are well on a — • "- ».«v \.*.ii,iiij (.'OlVPf garrison westward toward the >„,, ' mountains- and the sea—after hnv-• ,., r , , — ing expanded ouv east and norlh'• |!Br wllh ln(luslry lllld ""» r coast stretch to 05 miles. American troop-laden PT boats sank enemy barges 'For this," he snld, "we need n government which IF, not fighting with Itself. That Is not teaching Lcytc's west coast yesterday pos- ' :ra l )l{! lo IfeA n family of five on slbly indicating tlie Japanese may' r Ic11ct lllc °""! ot $700 n ycnr." . Tllcn " lc Ke l>uWlmn presidential be trying lo abandon Leyte how-'' of Leylc. American invasion forces'. *•— ll|u 'L-Kimemauon or conriiMon on Swnar have rolled forward 32 '" tllc Department of Agriculture. grnm of 10 points, as follows: 1.—No regimentation or confusion miles to within 57 miles of Snn Bernardino ,, Strait between samar of our present rate of advance soon, would have American forces noised for a strike i.nd Luzon. A continuation proaches to Manila U ' c £ ° utll ™ «P•' PrpmisEtJ .Land, with'- C - P ' '',' ' . , advance •carried our forces Tucker and A.-.A. Hardy in charge' ''.,"'! "V Ucyml(l (lle ' ., ° Snmftr . cap- General Mac- secured $498 in calling on 75 peo , nmftr . "" General Mac- pie, making this community 120 , ! , snys Hectically the entire ,,„_ ____ i i.l.iilLJ IL.J ISlnnd lc lltlrlnl. Alll — 1 J ___ 1 ' , , per cent. . Leach ville island Is under Allied dominatio now has 108.4 per cent; Pawheen, 241.5 per cent- Boyton, 209.5 per cent paid. In Blytheville,- teams were not Biven quotas. Team Three, with J. V. Ontes and Meyer Grabcr in charge, raised $150 more than last year Team Six, with R. L. Wade mid Joe Fitzpatrick soliciting obtained $126 more than in 1943- Team Eight, with Floyd White as chairman, raised $144 more than last year; Team 15, with B. j Allen and C. VV. Garrlgan In charge, produced $45 more; Team 17, led by W. R. Crawford and -„ „ „,.,„ number. Five of the seven Jap divisions which invaded India were almost completely destroyed. The three Allied forces in Burma Eddie Ford and assisted by Johnny Nblen, raised $19 more, which is. 120 per cent of last year. nt .Turner, in charge of 1 campaign, has reportel per cent above the quota, s ' higher than that of int; LIIIUC nmea lorces in mirma carman and A. VV. already have taken tdvantage of the " on pE of Osceola, South Missis- enemy's ebbinff fortunes Rvpn Hnr. sippi Count chair enemy's ebbing fortunes. Even during the monsoon, the Far Eastern Air Force flew more than 50,000 sorties. On the northern, front, polyglot troops formerly commanded by General Stilwell are advancing down a rail line from My- itkyina toward Mandalay, Burma's second city. The British 14th Army on the Manlpur front has captured tlie jap base of Tiddim. A mule track leads from it to a town on the Chindwin river which Is the terminus of a good road to Mandalay. In the Arakan sertor, British troops are advancing toward Akyab, hub of a web of airfields. The/Burma battle is tough. Tlie American, British, Chinese, Indian and African Hth Army, during the first half of 1344, sustained 27,000 cases of sickness as againt •10,000 battle caualties. But grad ually, that slow tortuous war i_ paying off. Gradually, Upper Burma is being cleared of the aJps. Should the Allies hop to either Malaya or Rangoon and northward, they nold liberate lower Burma and crash the Japs back against other Allied forces coming down from the north. Thus, the forecast for Southeast Asia' is clear weather and a hotter time for the Japs. , County chairman. Chicago Wheat open high low close Dec. . 163?i 104 163% 163:4 164 May . 159% Negro Children Burn To Death At Arkadelphia By United Frees Four small negro children, ranging In age from nine months to 11 3-8 three years, were burned to death , when fire, destroyed a tenant house six miles east of Arkadelphia Friday. Their grandmother, Savannah Davis, is in a hospital suffering from severe burns received when she tile effort to save the children. iast year. U. S. Branson .is North Mississippi County chairman and A. W. Get's 'Em Over 2.—Prolcclion of farm prices by support prices, commodity loans elc. 3.—Disposition of -.surplus war commodities without destroying nmrkcts or continued production. , 4.—Controlling future surpluses by discovering new uses and promoting foreign markets, plus production . cuts if domestic siirnlnses become abnormal. : 5.—Research to discover new crops and new uses.- for present Tokyo newspapers continue toi er °I >s tell the Japanese people their &—Support for farm co-opcra- forccs have won great victories In im ' ; the Philippines, but that the sue- ^—Consolidation of all govcni- ccsses should not make the Jap- lnel ' t filrm "'edit under n non- anese people too optimistic. In fact, |mtlsnn board, concedes one Tokyo paper the' 8.—Extension of farm road and Americans still have plenty of fiitht 1 ™™ 1 elc ctr!flcatlon and ellmlna- left for further actions. '* " " " ' " Treatment Saves Child Who Swallowed Kerosene Quick thinking of a grandmother may have saved the life of Jlmmie Dean Humphrey, 17-inonlh- old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Humphrey, who swallowed kerosene yesterday afternoon. Discovering the child strangled and the empty bottle, Mrs. J. H. Humphrey quickly poured canned cream down his throat. Today, lie Is apparently none tne worst for the accident. The child, crawling at his grandmother's house, discovered the bottle containing a small amount of coal oil board. when he opened a cup- Steele Man Wounded Staff Scrgt. Rayburn C. Alexander, formerly of stccle, Mo., has been wounded In action, the War Department has notified his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Alexander, who now arc in Detroit. Wounded Sept. 17, he now Is in When you read of the Army Air Transport Command's historic job of flying munitions and sup- ; Plies "over the Hump" of the' Himalaya Mountains inlo China, think of Brig.-Gen. Thomas O, Hardin, above, of Ft. Worth,' Tex. ley-eyed, whip-voiced, colorful Gen. Hardin, as commanding general, Eastern Sector,' India-China Wing, TC, put the Hump flyers on a night-flying, 24 - hours - a - day basis, uppcd • - --.^.-.,„...„ .^..^.tu ,,,, t ,,_,,.._ ".7-iiours-a-flay bas S. unocd 3 ran into the flnniing house in a fu- ; their cargo-carrying record to • t tll<! BffnM. tn envn Mm nhlUi-itn j>,, ui .X. " "*' ' b "- 1 -" 1 " lw aouble.tnc previous year's.,, an English hospital. HLs brother, Edwin Alexander, also Is in the Army, stationed at Coolidgc, Ariz. -- •-•••••witvtwti u i in Ll 111 111 lU- tlon of the basic evils of tenancy. 0.—A self-supporting crop Insurance program. 10.—Soil, forest, water and wildlife conservation and sound irri- Enlion projects. Firemen Answer Three A!arms; Damage Small Three runs were made by the fire department yesterday and this morning but none of the fires proved serious. Roof of a house In the Shonyo quarters, located near Elm and Railroad, became Ignited yesterday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, by a spark but damage was confined to a small hole in the roof. Firemen extinguished a flre in the cotton hull pile of n. D. Hughes gin on South Broadway last night, 8:30 o'clock, before It spread. There was no damage. The house at 123 East Vine was slightly d.imngecl this morning, 9:30 o'clock, when the wall paper around the slove pipe became ignited. The house, occupied by Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Cunningham, Is owned by Mrs. W. E. Dunn. Canning Factory Here Is Sold To Well-Known Tennessee Firm Bu.sli Brothers and Company of Dandridge, Tcnn., has purchased the entire capital stock of Blytheville Canning Company, Inc., it was announced today. The new owner is a widely known canning firm which started operations in 1907 and now has a capacity of more than a million cases per year. Tlie Blylhevllle operations will continue under name of "Blythevllle Canning Company" with E. R. Lancashire in charge. There will be no change in the factory management, he said. Now directors are Fred C. Bush and S. R. Clcvenger of Dandridge and Mr. Lancashire. Tlie newly elected officers arc: Fred c. Bush, president; Mr. Lancashire, vice president and treasurer in charge of Arkansas operations; Mr. Clevcnger, in charge of sales; Fred G. Relchel will continue as secretary and assistant treasurer In charge of production of raw products. Rateigh Sylvester will continue as general manager; Richard J. Collier, superintendent; Clem O. Trant- liam, In charge of warehousing and Bhlpnlng; James F. Johnson will su- pervise vincr operations. Blytheville Canning Company will continue lo pack spinach, turnip greens, mustard greens, sweet and Alaska peas, Crowder and black eyed peas and lima beans. Several hundred acres of asparagus already have been contracted and judging by the first year's observation of fields now In production, this will be a profitable addition for the farmers of this area, 11 was pointed out. Asparagus Is the first of new items which will Iw added from time to time, Mr. Lancashire said. Former slock owners were Au- inund and Company and Mr. Rct- chel. Blythevlllo Canning Company, established here In Ihe 1020's by u group of business leaders, has expanded Into an extended business. Only yesterday, announcement was made that the firm had quail- fled for the War Food Administration's achievement "A" award tor exceptional production records and outstanding accomplishment In the food fielfl under management of Mr. Lancashire, who cnme here in 1042 from Chicago. Lender of the Invasion of Si- m;ir, Ililn! !aijj?ttl islnml In lho Philippines, la MnJ.-Gcti. Verne D. Mnilfic, above, of Pcllsmpre, Kin., commnntJer of lho 1st Dismounted "uvulry Division. Ills troops In amphibious limits also "secured tlie nortliein t'liil ol Leyto, limdlng at Uviiii and lluualni'im. Missouri Gels Leachville Man Charge Of Burglary Will Face Suspect In Dunklin County Robert Whllaker of Leachville who, officers said, confessed '° InirjilnrlzinK two, stores curly Wednesday, has been turned over to Missouri officers. . ' • • • He Is slotc<l ; to be tried In a Ounklln County court on a charge of uurglarly after Slaving.obtained $1(100 cash from Hie. safe of 111 u I,, U Bone' istore nl Arbyrd. ,S»c;lff Hale Jackson announced the man"s(ole n car at -Lcnchvinc, belonging to ll. L. Williams,-before driving to llio Missouri store' where he twisted the illul of the safe, combination of which was broken, to obtain the money. y Returning to Arkansas he Is alleged lo have- stolen $9:40 in -cash and a small number of miscellaneous articles, including several stamps, from the store of O. J, Moore, at Boyton, before returning to Lcnchvllle where he was arrested In Williams' automobile. < It wns decided to turn him.over lo Missouri aulhoritlr.-i because -of the greater amount Involved'In'the burglarly committed there.' . ; All of tllc money and property were recovered,- Removed At Of (hiang Kai-Shek Because WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (U.l'.)-GciicnU licon rcltovecl of hia commmid in the China-Burma-Iiulia thcrtter itiid rccnllotl to Washington. • The White House nmiouncbs thut tho four star general hns ))€cn removed Ijplh us theater commander and as chief of stuff to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. The War -De partmonl at once said General Stilwcll would be given- a now and importunt post. • But United Press has learned from»— ' " : ' other source.-; Unit tho sensational nlovo urows out of u direct demand by Chlnmt Kal-shuk himself that Stilwcll bo removed. Chiang requested the action because of deep-rooted dlfterences of opinion with.Stilwcll on tyislo concepts of command matters aud on how the Far Kustern war should Ixj conducted. Slllwoirs recall ulso mnrks n slmke-up In both the United Sliites and Allied command nut u|w In tho Fivr Ens 1 .. SUlwa!! hud been cominaiicdr of . United Slates forces In the Chlnn Indln and Uuinin theater, chief of staff to Cliian[[, and deputy to British Adnilrnl Lord Mountbaltcn, commander of llio Allied Southeast Asia command, Stilwcll was relieved of all these posts. Forces Tit He Divided And United States forces In the urea will be divided into tivo separate commands. The China theater will bo headed by MaJ. Ocn. A. C Wedomeycr, who hns been deputy chief of Mud to Mountbattcu. chl- nn(f also nnincd Wodeineyer to serve us hm own chief Of stalt, In place of Hlllwcll. American forces in the newly- created Burma and India theater will bo commanded by .Mcut. Gen. Daniel Sultun, who was deputy com-' inandor under Stilwell ut tho iiow dissolved ChtniUl}urmti-lndln !|>p a - -ler, • .." . .' • -.. .;• [;-.// : The urmounceinanl of Stllwell's .recall reveals that long-simmering Ics between' China and hel Ji'ii allies have come to a head, report Is thai Stilwcll hud to be placed in charge of all In China, including Chinese now operating under Chiang . Stilwell Is skill.lo have felt that the Ohincsc'forces in this way would German Lines In Holland Are Cracking SUPREME ALLIED Hr(ADQUAIl- TURS, oct, 2H. (UP»—'Hie entire Qcrinnn llnii In southwest Holland today appeared to lie crumbling. The Canadian First Army has captured Ucrsen-op-Zoom, a possible coastal anchor of the Nazi front four miles north of the Bevela'nd peninsula, and tho Canadians havt driven north past Bergen tosvarc the Mouso river estuary. On tho north shore of the Schelde estuary, other Canadian troops have pushed across tho Bcvelnndiscli canal southwest ,of Bergen-op-Zoom. Thcy;aro within six miles of a Junction with British amphibious troops enlnrnliiK a beachhead on the southeast coast of the Island of Bpvclaml, Between tlieso two Allied forces are soino li.OOO.Nuzl'troppa cauyht In the vise-like pincers. Already ROi of them have, been taken prisoner. Once these two IO\—K; have joined, they probably will strike along the south i coast pi the island tp"clcai the estuary and.pp«i.the "Belgian l"ir,t>. o(' Atitv?v>'<p ito •; wajtlm!, Alllbd ships. ' l " ' .':"-'- " ' 'Other British empire forces have opened :a.two-pronged 'drive on Bre- become a more group. (Tcctive lighting Faught Funeral Planned Sunday Barficld Resident Dies This Morning Following Stroke George Fnuglit of Barfleld, removed to Blythevllle Hospital n week ago after having been stricken willi paralysis, died there this morning. He was 59. Funeral rites willbe held at 3 p. m. tomorrow from the Chapel of Cobb Funeral Hotne, it was learned at noon when arrangements were being completed. He leaves two daughters, 'Miss Charlene Fatight ot Flint, Mich., Mrs. Mary Brewer whose home Li in Florida, and one son, Jnmcs Lee Faughl, also of Flint; one .sister, Mrs. Pearl Wilson of Bly- thevllle; a brother, Mark Faiight of (Jarflcld and Mrs. Nell Faught his stepmother. ' Some other American military experts hnvc felt that nblci- lender- ihlp of China's military manpower and more efficient use of available supplies, would have produced more efTctelv results against the Jap• nncsc. General Chcnnault cpmmander of the United Slates 14th Air Force In China, Is said to feel that we Dyess Men Wounded Two Dycss men were reported wounded In action this week.: James W. Wccins, brother of Mrs. Troy Stansbcrry, was wounded Sept. 8. and Dcwltl Halle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Doss Halle, wns wounded In action in Germany. New York Cotton open high low close Mar. . 2118 2180 2173 2116 2179 May . 2181 2181 2175 2180 2180 July . 2158 2160 2158 2158 2156 Oct. . 2076 2076 2071 207* 2079 Dec. . 2167 2167 2162 2166: 2165 Livestock ST. LOUIS. Oct. 28 (U.P.)-Hog receipts 2,150 head, with 350 head salable. Top price 14.70, 170-240 pounds 14.70, 140 pounds 13.25 lo 14.25, SOWS 13.95. •'• ,' • Cattle receipts 1,750 head, • with 450 salable. Calves 50, all salable. Bulk for week: Mixed yearlings and heifers 13,50-16.50; cows 1,00; cnnuers and cutlers 5.00-6,15. Stock- cr and feeder steers 8,00-JlOiOO. ' anchor:of.the Ger"">n-"n<i ^ '«>c last large loutlv- west Holland town still held'by tl>0 NMIS.* One column has seized Zimdcrt eight miles southwest on the highway from Antwerp,'white tlie othei Is slashing across the highway connecting Breda with Ilburg, 13 mile to the ensfc. Inside Tilburg, a city of 100,000 Inhabitants, Scots troops arc clearing out remaining pockcls of Naz resistance. And other empire force; have surrounded the city.. ; But the Allied drive Isn't a pushover. The Germans are fighting back fiercely on the cast side of Ihs British corridor Into the Netherlands. Here, the enemy hns thrown re serve tanks and troops Into counter-attacks which have captured an Inhabited locality. But Supreme Headquarters says tho attacks have been checked. *. The Nazis may. be putting up th'U last ditch stand because they drcac the consequences of their war crime; In Holland. For example, dispatches from UK Netherlands tell how the German; burned and executed some 13,001 persons at a notorious conccntrstloi camp recently seized by the British More than 35,000 Dutch are re ported to have been imprisoncc there at one time. And 3000 arc sale to have been shot between June am September of this nlonc. In ad riltlon; mariy others died from crue treatment. can continue to do an effective Job against the Jajmnese In China by conccnlrnUiiB on ulr efforts. Differences with Stilwell on this point arc reported to have figured in the shake-up. "Couldn't Get Along" , However, one source says Stilwell mid Chiang Just couldn't get along with each other, that the two are completely nt odds over the correct military strategy for China. Sixty-one year old Joseph W. Stil- wcll Is n man who believes In direct words and actions. In 1042 when the Japanese drove him and his mixed army out of Burma, Stilwcll said, "We got n hell of a boating, We simply got licked. We've got to find out why, go back, and do something alwut It." Stilwcll walked out of Burma with his men, found out why he was licked, and walked with his men again when they went buck Into Burma. Personal relationships, bnd weather, rough terrain and .lack of supplies made his assignment one of the most difficult of the war. "Vinegar Joe", ns some of his men affectionately call him, proceeded to learn the Chinese language when he first was assigned to China. And his sweating it out with his troops has made him one of the most colorful military men In this war. But apparently his crisp, blunt manner brushed the wrong way ngnllist the traditional |Mlitcncss of the Chinese. And the friction continually was pointed up by repeated Japanese successes in China, for which the Chinese openly blamed the limited'amount ot supplies the Allies were able to deliver. And the Japanese still are rolling ahead In China. Four Japanese columns have stormed inlo the outskirts of Kwel- lln in Kwangsl province, after a 10- mile advance In 24 hours. For the past month, the Japanese have'.been stnlenmlcd some 25 miles cast of Kwellln, uut they reopened their offensive yesterday morning and moved to tho outskirts of Kwellln under cover of a heavy artillery barrage. A Chinese Army newspaper points out that the Japanese are more determined than ever to rush through their southeastern China drive. The paper says the enemy is seeking to speed the establishment of an overland supply route i from Tokyo to Singapore because ot the American ...«.„ „..<, .,„ *<= B i«<, iinvnl victory In the Philippines. yesterday 67 degrees. J. W. Portlock Funeral Will Be Held Tomorrow Funeral services, will be held to morrow afternoon for J. W. Port lock, Half Moon farmer, found deai In bed yesterday morning. He was 6E The Rev. George Bugg will con duct'scrvices at the Half Moon Bap list Church nt 2 p.m., with bjiria nl Maple Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers .will be Joe Bakei Henry Buck, Sam Buck, Eric Raj Noble Sparks and Harry Shancyfeit Cobb Funeral Home is in chargf N. 0. Cotton JUnr. May July Oct. Dec. 2IS2 2180 2160 ,2083 2168 2182 2180 2160 2084 3168 2177 2178 2179 2180 2157 2157 2075 2076 .2166 2168 217 218 215 208 217 Chicago Rye open Dec. . 1LJU high low close prci no 110 V , 111 3 . , May . 110 llO'i 11015 108'5 109- Weather ARKANSAS—Generally (air till afternoon, tonight and Sunday. Con llnued cool tonight with light to lo cally heavy frost In northeast par tion and scattered light frost nea Mississippi', boundary. ,'• Minimum' temperature here la," night was 35 degrees nnd mnxlrmtr

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