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ftfrcrtifi Wftp MWtf ***,«** Pat*, By 6 P. 6:3 0l P.,M; A«d It Wilt B. Del*** BMTTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS .'._ ..._. TH E DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOft-mEisT Anv» M0 . a .K,^ O ^ ....... _____________ _, — ' '••-^ » » K«/ VO' M—NO. 192 BlythevJUe Dally New> Blythevllle Courier BlythevlUe Her»W i Valley Leader NEWSPAPER OF MORlTOAsT AUKAN3AS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI President Plans Campaign Talk At White House Dewey To Broadcast From Buffalo, N. Y. Answering Opponent By United Press Willy only 0!ie week to go before election, President Roosevelt has added (mother major speech to his campaign schedule. It wns announced today that the President will speak by radio from the White House Thursday. However, all plans for a trip to Cleveland or Detroit have been dropped. That leaves the presidential calendar with two big speeches, the one Thursday from the White House, and another in Boston on Saturday night. The President's Boston speech will be delivered from 8 to 8:45 p. m. CWT. Mr. Roosevelt will have tjic largest radio coverage he has received to date. No honors have yet been set for the Thursday talk. Dewey Back On Stump Governor Dewey, meanwhile, has hit the campaign trail aKain after a one-day recess. In the last seven days of the campaign the New York Governor has scheduled appearances in the industrial East, in New York. Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Maryland. New Jersey may catch n glimpse of the Republican standard bearer. As for major speeches, - Dewey will speak tonight at 8:30 p. m. from Buffalo, and tomorrow night at 8:30 p. m. CWT. from Boston. Thursday noon he will speak in Baltirr.ire, Md. Dewey's executive office indicates he will use tonight's speech at Buffalo to challenge the Presi- • dent's Saturday speech at Chicago. In Boston, the Dewey bandwagon has picked up another big newspaper. The Christian Science Monitor today endorsed the Republican in the belief that "changing horses is the best way to get across the streams ahead." The papei favored Wendell Willkie in 1940. Truman, Wallace In N. Y. In the battle for the vice-presidency, Senator Harry; Truman and Vice President Henry Wallace are peaking from the same platform tonight at a rally.inVNew.,York's Madron Sjyts.K-:^ntAgD. •• This is the first time the two.have ap peared on the same platform since Truman displaced Wallace in the number two position in the Democratic party.' -, Republican vice presidential candidate Bricker is also swinging back to the East in the final spurl of his national election campaign Bricker is resting today in Columbus, Ohio, and will resume campaigning tomorrow night at Toledo From there lie will move to New York and Philadelphia. And he will end his campaign at Cleveland next Saturday night. The women are also making news on the political scene today Mrs. Roosevelt told a news conference that she is making no forecasts and no wagers on the out- .come of the election because she ;s "constitutionally a pessimist. 11 Miss Connors Confident But the Democratic candidate for the place of Representative Clare Boothe Luce, Margaret Connors, isn't afraid of making pre; dictions. The 28-year-old lawye told newsmen today "I am confides* T ^™ p^ing to win, but i will bo close." I will not win by more than five thousand votes ant perhaps not that much." Miss Connors also revealed that President Roosevelt will appear with her in Bridgeport, Conn., on his way to Boston Saturday. She vail board the train and continue with him to Hartford. In Detroit/Michigan's Governor Harry Kelly has called a specia session of the state's legislature to consider extension of the voting houYs. The session has been called for Friday morning. JLYTHEVILLB^ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, OCTOBBll 81, 19J4 Holdup Man Attacks Attendant At Missouri Service Station; Exchanges Shots With Officer An held up Sam Owen, 24-year-old em- ploye at CarrBolch's service station of Holland, :Mo.,'last' light before he beat him over the head and if led r only to be stopped at Steele, Mo., where he had a gunfight with Policeman Gilbert Brown before escaping. Sought by Missouri state and county 'officers, the trail of the bandit, accompanied by. a 12-year-old youth, was lost near the W. 0. Carter farm late last night. It Is believed Hie same man stole Grapefruit Crop Suffers Heavily Other Citrus Fruits Damaged By Hurricane Through Southeast WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UP) — Thc Agriculture Department hns icleased damage estimates on the hurricane which struck southeastern states on Oct. 19. The dcpS't- ment estimates (hat 43 per cent of the Florida grapefruit crop was destroyed, as was 19 per cent of the orange crop and six per cent of Hie tangerine crops. The department says the storm loss will result In a 15,500,000-box .reduction from the Oct 1 estimate fo 36 million boxes of Florida grapefruit. The report says the salvage of grapefruit will probably Amount to only 600,000 boxes. The Bureau of Agricultural Economics reports that orange production will show a loss of 10 million boxes because of the hurricane. It was estimated on Oct. 1 ht 62 million boxes! The bureau also reports extensive damage to truck croiv; in Florida onri lhc Carollnas, In Florida., it is estimated that 71 per cent of the late fall snap j bean crop was -destroyed along i with 80 per cent of the late cucuniber crop. i . Killed'Overseas Lieut. James A. Walker, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Walker oi Hullman, was killed In a bomber crash in the Solomon Islands on Oct. 7. A pilot in the Marine Air Forces, Lieutenant Walker had been over seas since last November. Emmett Wilson Dies At Osceola Services Today For City Police Officer Who Died Sunday OSCEOLA Ark Qcf 11 — ° ° to be seven tires from Grovcr Ashley's Esso service station at the Missouri state line, five miles norlli of Bly- thevllle. The theft was discovered tills thl- * r ^?™ noon for Emmett Wilson, city roiht ' a rt FWn °" yhl ? morning by Mr. Ashley. The entire stock had been stolen by some one who'broke'through the frontdoor. No money nor gns tickets had been left there, the owner said. Victim Was Alone • The holdup occurred at D:30 o'clock when Mr. Owen was alone In the station, the other employe, Guycndale polls, 15. having left for home five minutes before. When the motorist, about 23, accompanied by the youth entered the service station the man told the •employe he wanted the money. In his hand was a pistol. The youth took the $20 In bills Mr. Owens removed from his pocket but the man declined the change Mr. Owen started to gel from nil- other pocket. He took the box containing a number of gasoline tickets. Obeying the order to turn his free to the wall, Mr. Owen was struck over the head by the pistol, Slumping to the floor, the employe feigned unconsciousness but the man struck him again and then kicked him before he left the building. Sets License Number • The employe, lifting hU hc-nd from tlie floor, was able to see the 'Arkansas license number as lhc 1941 Chevrolet car sped northward from underneath the brilliantly lighted station. Immediately, the employe called • Steele and gave a description to Gilbert Brown, policeman. Officer Brown laid in wait for the car at the Steele stop light. When the car was "caushl." at Hie Intersection by the red light, the officer walked up to the uriver and told hlrii he would, like to search the car.- • ' .' Wh»n the.dr(ynr demurred. Of- wa'lked around to check lave the car into the fire, : shots as he wSrd, despite tho fire and thi^t the rob- conduct services at the Methodist The officer Wh'wi^M- '•' h f R ?V' T there Srmth with Masonic rites at Ermen ber was injured, Officer Brown Cemetery. Active pallbearers selected were Ben Butler, Jake Threlkeld, John Blackwood, .W. W. Watson Jr., Braxton Bragg, Leon Ross and Wade Quinn. Honorary pallbearers selected said. The robber's shots went wild. Officer Brown reloaded his run and turned his cnr around to give chase but the few minutes time was enough for the robber to escape. Missouri, state policemen assisted Nazis May Fight Until Summer/ Churchill Says Tells Commons Japan May Last 18 Months After Germans Quit LONDON, Oct. 31 (UP)— Prime Minister Churchill broached the possibility today that (he war In Europe might continue 'until early next summer. •' 'V lu a report to the House of Commons, lhi> prime minister nut II this way: H is difficult, to imagine. he said, thai the Europeaiiv war could be over by Christmas, or oven earlier. Churchill snld, "I certalnly"cari- "ot predict nor still less; guarantee the end of the German war before (be cud of spring, or even before we reach curly summer." The prime minister then added: "It may come earlier, and no .one will rejoice more than I If it should." The British premier spoke lo Commons in favor of a bill to pro- lone the term of parliament another year. But lie snid lie doubted very much If the term woiild .last (hat Ipng. He promised that- will the war's curt, possibly in sever to nine possibly In seven months, a general electloA would bc called. Churchill Indicated that he be'- lievcs a period of midergroun I warfare may follow the end of or r ganlzcrl resistance in Germany. He said— ''We can not tell when the war against Nazi Germany will be definitely ended or will tall, Into the guerilla stage. Any attempt to estimate the date when the war with Germany can be declared .officially over cun be no more Ulan a £11 ess." Cliurqhlll conceded that many high military officials look a more hopeful view of tho situation, and he said the end of the war Indeed may come earlier than h e thinks. But on military grounds alone, he said It's hard to see •• how the European war could be ended before spring. Churchill ha d this to say on tht possibility of a sudden armistice— "A political convulsion in Germany may bring it to a speedy end a't'a'ny time." ; But the prime minister believes that the Nazi control over German life may be too stfopg for any revolt to succeed. . " ' • .: ;': He-said thatthe same prospects hold true in the war- agairist--'jtr* pan, and that he doesn't look''for a Japanese collausc in anythlne less than 18 months after. -Hitler's downfall. . , .. - SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS U. S. Fliers Blast Hole In Great German Canal; Japanese lossel Mount Land and Naval Battles Costly, Totals Reveal Enemy Loses 60,000 Men In Two Weeks; At Least 350 Planes By Unllctl Press Japan is paying n terrific price in her futile attempt to slop the American Invasion of the Philippines. • ' ' Here's what the first two weeks "f the Philippine, campaign has cost the Japs: • In manpower — some C0,000 mei> lost on laud and in the naval battles. In warships— more limn (if); possibly 04, sunk and damaged. In nlr power— at MO planes. ' In strategic bases— three tiny islands, and two larger ones, Loytc and Sanmr. Lcytc could well be used as a springboard for an Invasion of Ccbu Island, and Samari; — "••".•' •••»•""Is Just across a strait from Lunoiil''?," 1 ? «""?""?" TODAY'S WAU ANALYSIS New Strategy Seems Likely In The Pacific Ity JAMEH United Tress SUIT Writer American commanders may Imve decided imallisil n slop-oil lu Chirm on their way to Japan. Many experts now believe tlml Allied forces tnovlnii across the Pacific huvo changed their slraleuy In mid-ocean, eliminating llio China const ns a 1 way-station on the roiul to tho 'oneiny. Islands. Thus, the American olfciislve 'liiny bc hi the nature^ lit a through '. express straight lo Tokyo, rather than a local h y w i\ y of Chliiu. . General Stllwcll once said his Job wns lo clear,the way for a latirilnjf In China. And Uls. recall may signal- were Spence Williams, Hale Jack-1 In trailing the robber who was son, C. A. Davis, Jess Cramer, Steve ' found to have"drlvan his car off Ralph. Bob Green, E. T. Hubhard, on a side road and : lnto a hay field Roy Dillard, Oscar Wolf, Paul Page where lie changea the tire and and o. H. Lamb. ' then drove on. He was born in Malvern, Ark. , Relatives who survive are his wife, Mrs. Lily Simmons; four sons, Em-," mett Wilson Jr., .with' the- Navy jtf, the Philippines; Ralph Wilson with'' the Naval Reserve in the .Southwest Pacific; Denver Wilson and Clarence Wilson, and two daughters, Mrs.'Ro-' land Anders and Dorothy • Faye Wilson. . '; i Swift Funeral Home was to be in charge. • . • Weather Favors Harvest $8904 Needed For War Fund Goal In County With the National War Fund campaign In Mississippi County due to end this week, efforts arc being made to raise $8904.02 needed to make the county "go over the top" it was announced today by U. S. Branson and A. W. Young, chairmen. The North district has raised $13,509.44 of its $14,000 quota with an additional $2000 sought to erase the deficit from last year. The South district has raised $7526.54 of its S14.000 quota sought. During the past several days, Carson Lake reported 100 per cent; Hightower, 104 per cent; Osceola, B5 per cent, with Luxora and other communities of the South district still soliciting. Blythcville has 75 per cent of Its quota; Boynlon, 209.5 per cent; Box Elder and Leachville township, 138.5 per cent; Flat Lake, 74 per cent; GOMicIl, G5 per cent; Leachville, 111.5 per cent, Promised Land, 124.5 per cent; Pawheen, 120. 75 per cent; Yarbro, 69.4 per cent. Manila has made two partial reports and workers there are attempting to reach the quota; Tomato lias sent in a partial report. C. t. Smith of Leachville has been given special praise for the excellent reports of Leachville, Boynton and Pawheen. •*Hoping to have as many reports in as possible by tomorrow, plans were being made for a cleanup before Saturday. Reports are lo be made to Mr. Dean at Planters Bank or A. W. Young, both of Osceola, for the South district, and In the North district reports should be made to the National War Fund office In the USD building from 9 a. m. to It p. m. Chicago Rye May open high low lll« 112« HO'/. 1081S 109VS 107% close; 110% 111K 65 Per Cent Of Crop Already Gathered Despite Few Pickers With excellent weather conditions prevailing, during this month, an estimated 65 per cent of Mississippi County's bumper cotton crop Ls fathered, despite scarcity of labor, a survey has revealed. Although more laborers arc needed to gather the cotton—and the quicker the better—a few additional pickers arriving from the hill counties In the past 10 days have helped. ' Farmers continue search for more pickers as the latest cotton has opened to make what many believe will be the largest cotton crop In history. Others predict that this year's crop may not exceed previous records but will equal the crop of 1942 when 240,000 bales were ginned. The labor situation at compresses and gins continues acute, but fis much work as possible is being done and the rest has to wait, business heads said. Federal Compress here, which last week had 2,183 bales of cotton piled on trlicks along three streets awaiting acceptance, today began receiving truck cotton for the first lime since Friday. Today, : more than 1000 bales loaded on 30 trucks ; had formed another "parade" whicH may equal that of last week/ u Trucks of cotton remained In the •parade" over night throughout last .week, but the first track was unloaded late Friday when the embargo went on until today. Livestock ST. LOUIS, Oct. 31 (U.P.)-HO" teceipls 11,300 head with 10,000 salable. Holdovers 1,500. Top price 14.00. 270-210 pounds 13.50-13.75; 14-160 pounds 12.1a-13.15. Sows 13,35, Caltle receipts 1,700 head with 1,m salable, calves 3,000 head, all salable. Mixed yearlings and heifers 13.50-14.50; cows 7.00-11.00; canners and cutters' 5.00-6.75. Slaughter-steers 9.00-18.00. Slaughter heifers 7.50-17.00 feeder steers 108X ,7.25-13.25, Ann Hindman Suffers Broken Arm At School Ann Hindman, 10 year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs- Charles lA.i Hindman, broke her left forearm In two places Friday, rn'ornlnR when she fell from a . trapeze at Central School. Removed to Memphis, where the arm was placed in a: cast, she returned home .Saturday but lind to go back Sunday to have the cast loosened. " • • '.' She and her mother arc expected to returrvhome, today. , N. Y. Stocks A T & T ....... 1C4 Amer Tobacco .. 671-2' Anaconda Copper 27 Beth Steel ..'.....,..; Chrysler ...'... Coca Cola '. 136 Gen Electric 3B 5-8 Gen Motors 611-4 Montgomery Ward 511-8 Int Harvester 77 1-8 Standard of N J .'. 55 1-8 63 7-8 I 3-4 Texas Corp U S Steel Island, where Manila, Bataan, and CoricRldor arc located. A'dd all those, and lh c losses could well decide the course of the war In the pacific. I.nnd Casualties High On land alone In the Philippines. General MacArthur estimates tho cneniy has suffered 24.000 casualties. ; An interesting Tokyo dispatch was broadcast by rnldo Berlin toddy, reporting that a Foiirth American division has been landed on Leytc. Of course,, there Is no confirmation of .this, lint, front dispatches tqll of '.tremendous supplies being built up'on Loytc; 'apparently : , for 'further . Invasion opemtlons. The Jap-controlled Mrinlln radio reports. that the puppet Philippine government lias ordered the creation of a Filipino home guard In every province and city. But from all .reports reaching the Allies, the Japs won't receive very much cooperation from the Filipinos. .f Kolso Concerned iThe news from the Pacific has cnuscd Japanese Premier Kolso to demand greater production efforts from the Japanese home front. The Japanese premier told his people that Japanese "officers an ( | men are dyhift because Japan Is not sending them sufficient materials. " He admitted that Japanese production has fnllen short of expectations. And other enemy troops are reported preparing to storm Lluchow —-70 miles to the southwest, At present Lluchow Is the site of one of the most Important American air bases. On. the Asiatic mainland, three Japanese columns have pierced Chinese defense rliiRs to drive within seven miles of Kwcllln fortress city in Kwaii?sl province. On the Allied side of the picture, bombers of the Ulh Air Force have disrupted a vital Japanese supply line on the Asiatic mainland. They blew up the llankow- Pcining railway bridge over the Yellow river In northern Ilonan 4C 7-8 58 1-8 province. Soldier Writes Final Message While Under Fire In Foxhole "Please don't tell my n-ifc and the former Miss Katherlnc Hopper „ „.„ ,„.„„, „,„, mother I am in danger but get of Blylhevlllc, and father of a B-29s based there could easily range word to Dad that Germans are two-year-old son, Hucy Lee Mil- lo Japan. Even Plying Fortresses of that plan to the s c r a p h' o a p. Months ngo, Admiral Nlmlt?. saUl km* 11* i^iiiitw. r>mu • ,, — the Navy planned Janlcs "'"''" 85-Foot Break Ripped In Dam Flooding Area Of Three Miles;, British Reach Banks Of Meuse .. SUrRElWB ALURD IIEADQUARTEKS, Paris, Oct. 1 Si" (IU .)— American .heavy bombeis have blenched one of- Gcniiiiny .H Krejit cjiiialo. ' v ' ,'. A communique discloses Lhnt the planes tore'an-SB-foot hole in .the wnll.of the arent Mittolaml Canai in western Gcrrrwny, the major east-west waterway in the Reich. The bombers, manned by crews siieciqlly trained-for the job, smashed at the cnnal last Thursday, striking it at the point whore it. crosses the Wescr river at Minden, a? miles New Soviet Push In East Prussia Berlin Reports Reds Have Broken Through Narow River Lines LONDON. Oct. 31 tl)l>) —Na/.l broadcasts say Russian forces have opened a new offensive ayalnsl East Prussia, this time from tlio. south, along , the Narow river north of Warsaw. • . .,.--, , TllB Oerjiiims admit (he new to drive straight through to Clihui,' Russian drive Is stroiiK, -so strong there to set up bases 1 for IVie final, that the Na*l jlucs before tho pro- comiuc.fl of Japan. And If Nlinl'tj! vlnce 'gave nwny In tvvb places But ' ""•"' ' Berlin Claims • tho > broken ' Nazi front wns reinforced, and that Ihe Russians were driven buck. ' For many weeks, th c Germans have anticipated llio Soviet offensive along the Narow, Already, Bur, lln hns told [ho German .people that tho Russian nrmlos beloiv Bust Prussia -were even greater than those Invading 'the Reich .from tho WC3t. . i * i r • However, Moscow dries not - confirm thc Gorman reports.' ' ; Mnny difficulties, still separate lhc mid other coinmaiulern have changr cd their minds, It probably Is because Japanese forces, driving down thc 1000-mlli! Manchurla-to-Canton railway, virtually v have >wnllod • oil the invasion, coast fionV. the rent of China. ••',- '.',' ;•.''-' .'.''..' A number of valid arguments may be presented, against a lauding on mainland Asia. First, such an Invasion, would, commit the Allies, to n doulilc'campalg'n.'on'lho Chinese mainland and on the Japanese Islands. A'China clrlVo -Wrjiild place llio Allies fucc-to-fncc with Japan's greatest concentration of forces, 35 divisions. Moreover, the enemy could call In his five- divisions In Korea and Mnnchurln and his 10 In Burma. On tho other hand, Allied forces invading the Japanese mainland would face only thc seven, or eight divisions based there. American sea. and air power might bo able to keep Japanese troops on lhc mainland from coming homo to Jolri those garrisons, , - ' . Furthermore, any mainland Invasion would have to be made on the south China coast, slrico It's the only area not blockaded by the Japanese Islands. And the south China const presents few advantages not possessed by the Philippines arid Formosa. •••'•;• ''--'•'. Hong Kong, on the south Clilna coast, lies 1900 miles from Tokyo. But Manila In tile Philippines Is only 1700 miles away. And Formosa 1 . Is only 1100. The south China coast * \\cst .southwest of Hannover. I Water, [lowing from the cnnal, 'Hooded a thrce-squarc-mllo stretch of land. Barges mid tugboats were swept ilway, and 10 small bouts wer,ft left stranded, in the drained caniil. in another powerful Allied raid? this one last night, tho RAF's big-* UCit bombert, cascaded 4480 tons of explosives on burning Cologne The nttiick was the sixth straight In 58 hours, and tho All Ministry. says Cologne now has edged out Berlin in the moit-bombcd city In llio Ilelcli. Attack Supply Lines: ' „' Allied plnncs apparently mo trying to knock out Cologne's tronspoit and communication faclh'leS; through which the Germans feed troops and .supplies' to the western front. . On the western front today', Allied urtnlcs rolled to the bantu of the Mcuse river, virtually bringing the battle of southwest Holland to h" victorious'close! Trpops uudei British Lieut G3ii Miles Dempsey rtnched the lower Mouse at two points, above Capelle, homo 12 miles northeast of Tllburg, and nt Raiimsdonk, three arid 0112- half miles to the west,. r Field dispatches say thai'all but 10,000 to 20,000 Germans,' In the Meusft salient have fled licross the river ,\ Up lt*a -'-Pro <>« Cofre spbmScnt >' Boyd Lcwh, now with the Canadian ,.—,- - ^.... First Army, says the Germans puli- Russlrin forces -from 'southern East cd back so fast that their pursuers Prussia. The Nazis have built deep lost contact with them fortifications'against the expected Even .the crack Sixth' German Soviet assault'. Paratroor)'Regiment Is pulling out Judging from the Berlin reporljs,' B ' ellm(J vh»m, the Nazis'have left the Russians appear to b c jockey- '--'-'- J —- - nn for position. Once the right positions arc won, Hip Red Army |jos- albly will launch a massive nutcracker attack In conjunction with trie westward push" lawn n! the East Prussian rail center of Instcrburg. Th c Germans also say a Russian offensive has been opened nortli of East Prussia, along the BalllrJ 1 In lower Estonia. .This may Indicate the hours has struck for a three- way drive against the easternmost German province. ; Reports from Moscow tell of the fighting Inslilo East Prussia. The * Riisslnns ' the* Germans carried out strong coilnter attacks against the Soviet Hues around Cloldap about 19 mites Inside thc province. The Germans arc attempting lo' u,u«r,, o ,c has a number of excellent harbors, soviet defenses, afGoldap But but all aro occupied by powerful Moscow sny's the Germans were Japanese forces. Philippine harbors turned back, and that their losses are Just as good, perhaps better. And the Philippines are garrisoned by seven divisions, not 35. Proponents of a China landing offer two points to support Ihelr argument. First, (he need for ', China ns a base for the vast air power which must soften Japan for Invasion. And, second, the necessity for a supply port to pump strength Into China's Ill-equipped army. As for the first, the 114,000-square- niile Philippines offer Just as mnnv advantages ns air field sites, and shooting at me in my fox hole as chcll. I write and that a bullet Just His wife and baby grazed my leg," wrote Pfc. Roy him when stationed ... _ Eugene Mitchell Oct. 7 from Phillins, Sallna, Kam-., and Fort " Dix, N. J., returning to their Iwme I and Liberators could strike Japan were with from bases in Formosa, nl Camp France to a friend here. Three days later he wns killed here on North Franklin only when In action, the War Department lie went overseas In June. yesterday notified relatives. Entering the Army two and a But hb wife and mother learned , iaif ,, care Og0| , IC „,„,. „ mcmbcr several days ago he had gone Into the midst of fighting soon after arriving in England In June for V)ad decided to show them the letter Private Mitchell wrote Marvin Robinson, long time friend whom he asked to servo as a message bearer lo his father. Always trying to keep his loved ones from worrying Private Mitchell .only wrote the most cheerful letters home, in which he told of his "safely", but as . the fighting became fiercer he decided he had better tell Dad so, if anything happened he would be-prepared to break the news to his wife, mother and sisters. With dead men—Germans and fellow infantrymen—lying around him, Private Mitchell wrote he could get all the German Lugers any one could carry, so close was lio to thc fallen enemy. Bullets whistled about his head of Company E, 319th Infantry, BOlh Division. Born at Steele, Mo., lie attended Jchool at Armorel and later at Blythcville High School. Prior to entering the Army he farmed with his father at Promised Land where tBc family has livtii [or ,-, number of years, Memorial services will be held Sunday morn Ing, 11 o'clock, lor Private Mitchell at the Promised Land Church by the Rev. D. G. Hindman, pastor. But there will be one less son to comfort his paie,nts as John Haskin Mitchell, a brother, leaves Friday for Little Rock to be Inducted into service. Another brother, Pvt. Earl Dallas Mitchell, Is with the Army Air Forces Medical Corps, stationed In the South Pacific for the past year. and one tore off a part of his | He also leaves two other broth- leggings as he dug deeper Into a ers, Julian and Kenneth Mitchell foxhole lo pen his final message ' of Promised Land and two sisters, home. 1 Mrs. Tony Bruchl of Blytheyllle Private Mitchell, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. John West, with her nnd Airs. R. L. Mitchell of Prom- , husband in service at Camp Hood, iscd Land, was the husband of Texas. As for the second argument, the need for strengthening China's army, the Stllwcll case Indicates that what It needs most Is not supplies but n thorough houscclcfinlng and belter direction. [ Both China and Japan apparently have nollced evidence of R shift In American' strategy toward a plan lor by-passing China. Last week an influential Chungking newspaper said In an alarmed toiie: "In our opinion China has the full i jght to demand that BrltnhV and the ,U. S. dispatch forces to land on the China coast." , And Premier Kotso recently warned Japan not to overlook the "possibility" of a landing on "home soil." fercnce here yesterday. Of course, the emperor of Japan carl Hlnlon of Little Rock, ll»- mlght withdraw lo Manchuria and. slon officer of the War ftwd Ad- order the war carried on from thefe ministration between the Armv climilrl Ilirt-AUIpB InvoHrt Iht* KATM«' A,A.... _..j T* « « i . .. • J were heavy. Other Berlin broadcasts report another great Russian offensive in southern Hungary. Apparently, the Russians have opened the major drive for Budapest from the south. Berlin says the batlle between the Danube and Tis7,a rivers Is near- Ing a climax. Here again the say they have lost ground. The Germans .soy their lines were pushed back to the north by overpowering Soviet fore, cs Berlin says the Red Army drive carried to within 45 miles of Budapest. Plan Ceremony Here For Award Cannery To Receive 'A' Service Award Here In December Plans for presenting Blythcville Canning Coiripauy the "A" award by the War Food Administration for Its outstanding service In the war effort were started in a con- should the Allies Invade the home Islands. But even then we would be confronted with no greater problem than If we undertook the Ast- atic campaign first, in fact, the Job probably would be easier .because we would have first reduced the chief sources of Japanese supply on the home Islands. Hence, America from now on may pursue a "Japan first" policy In the Pacific. Chicago Wheat low cldse, ' Dec. May open lil^li 163:s IGJ'.i 15914 15914 1G4 '1631 159 ',4.150 Vi Navy, and E. D. Franks, of the same office, conferred with E. R. Lancashire, manager of the canning company. The presentation will take place in special ceremonies here sometime In December with exact dale lo bc set later. . • . "•' . Thc only canning company In Arkansas to have qualified for this nward, the Blylheyllle firm wfis cite,) for Its excellence In improved ouality of products. Increased quantity of output, good will belween employers and employes, co-operation ,pf firm with Army and Navy In lood production and absentee- Ism ot, employes. •'•'•:" isolated rear guards to facilitate their rejreat into upper Holland Farther west, Canadian nnd British assault troops have completed the liberation" of South Beveland Island, In the Schelde estuary, which leads to Antwerp A large number of Germans driven from Beveland arc believed to .have Joined the embattled force on nearby Walcheren Island, which remains the chief barrier to Allied use of Antwerp The Canadians loday .were' storming the causeway leading to Wal- chcrcn Allied bombers operating ahead of the advancing troops knocked out gun emplacements, cn- emy strong points' and ammunition dumps on flooded Waloheren: ' Oa.thc eastern-side of-the'Brit- ish corridor running into Holland, the Germans have hanimered at Allied Hues along an Irregular eigiA- mlle front west of Venlo. They re- .captured two small towns in n three- mile advance. But. at the, last report the counter-attacks had been held. , ..-..•, Farther south, the American Third Army finally has completed the" liberation of the French fortress'town of Malzleres, six miles north of MeU. It was n: difficult house to house flght from beginning to end. A front correspondent with the. Third' Army says the lull in that sbctprhas enabled'General Pa'ttofi' tq ; iccumu- lale enormous supplies ."for the'final phase of the war In the west."- - The Germans are using their robot bombs agjiln. One German flying bomb wrecked a big residential hotel In southern England today. Five and possibly seven persons'•were'.killed. And many others of.,tho 35 residents were trapped in"the ruins. : .•..,' Other robot bombs also landed in the London area, causing some'dam- age nnd casualties. Lions Given Sport Quiz A sports quiz conducted by J. P. Friend constituted the program'qt the luncheon meeting of LJbris Club members held today at Hole] Noble. Earl Buckley and Lieut. Charles Sallba, a Lion of Florence, Ala., were •guests. • . '. .„•„„ Weather ARKANSAS—Fair this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday. Not much change in temperature. Minimum temperature here jast night was 49 degrees and maximum yesterday, was 78 degrees, according to the official \\eather,ob5erver New'York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. W«<v h|i>h low cli'f Jir 2170 2175 3169 2169 2173 2173 2175 2170 2170 217i 3164 2155 3!50 2150 215 2075 2tj78 2013 2072 2071 2161 2165 2160 2291 2162 New Guinea Is the world's Ut?.- cst Island, next to Greenland. .-'

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