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Blytheville, Arkansas
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•\ VOL. XLI—NO. 193' Subscribers Who Fail To Receive Their Paper By 6 P. M. MayMt^ne 2573 Before 6.-30 P. M. And It Wifl Be Dtli^rul BLYTHEVILLE WURIER THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST]MISSOURI Blythevltle Dally New* Blythevllle Herald BlythevUlt Courier Mississippi Valley Leader TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Tokyo May Be Facing Fate Like Berlin's By JAMES HARPER United Press Staff Writer BIA'TIIKVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVBMBBR 1, 19-14 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS' B-29s RAID JAPAN, TOKYO REPORTS " • • - , _^ 1.1 _ ™ . •V>,, 1> fc, K »* The world's third city may have begun its downhill trip to death. Japanese broadcasts say American B-29 bombers have raided Tokyo. Thus the aerial giants which already have struck the Japanese Islands four body blows may have landed one squarely on the button. The final campaign to turn Tokyo Into a charred copy of Berlin may be under way. Tokyo is by all odds the number one target in the Japanese islands. It is the symbol of Japan's power, the home of its administrators. There, the emperor lives In a moat-enclosed mansion. There, the diet meets "in a marble - faced polace. There, over seven million Japs dwell under conditions varying from the deepest squalor to the highesl splendor. But, beyond all that, the city is the hub of Japanese war industry. Japan's James Ilarpe: greatest concentration of manufacturing plants lies in a 20-mile belt along the west side of Tokyo Bay There the cities of Tokyo, Yoko llama, Kawasaki, Yokosura, and TJragi, stretch like the links in a - great chain. Many Bigr Industries . Some 43,000 factories are packed Into greater Tokyo. And many of them are industrial giants. Sixty six have a capital of over 20 million yen or $4,688,000. The chief industries 'of Tokyo are the manufacture of iron, steel, small arms, anu unitlon, military clothing, chemicals, dycstuffs, textiles, hosiery, electrical equipment and rubber. Tokyo is, beyond that, a choke point in Japan's system of communications. Five-thousand bridges lie in the canal-crossed city. The chief trunk line In Japan's 17,000 miles of railroads runs along the east coast of Honshu island, passing directly through Tokyo. Bomb hits along this line might snarl Jap .transport for-days. A Tokyo .raid also might sweep •away much of.Japan's apparentl 1 : high home front morale, largely fostered by the false-hoods of its pruptigaiuiishs!': Then, the . iiomc front; could see \yith its own eyes the • extent of Japan's fall • in fortunes, The war lords have for some time '-feared just :such an event. The OWI quotes a • Japanese professor as saying: '". . . II would not matter If Tokyo became a shambles. But would the citizens of Tokyo be able to take it? That is the great fear." Japanese officials long have tried to 1 accustom the people to the possibility of air attacks. In fact, they were holding air raid drills jis far back as 1933, to the vast amusement 'of the remainder of the world. • Great Fines Recalled The Japs know from first-hand experience just how bad an incendiary raid could be. In 1657, Tok yo was destroyed by fire at a cost of 107,000 lives. Yokohama has been completely wiped out by fire nt least three times. As late as 1923 both cities were burned over In a conflagration touched off" by nn earthquake. After that last fire, about half of Tokyo was rebuilt from steel and concrete. But the other half is crammed with acre-on-acrc of shacks made of either bambo or un- palnted boards. That area, once it turned into a roaring furnace, wouH menace the more securcly-buill ' sectors. The Japs say the planes which raided Tokyo appeared to come from .the Marianas, presumably Saipan. And they may be right It may well be that Tokyo is outside the range of Super-Fortresses based deep in China. In their 10 raids to dnte, those planes have lilt Formosa, Korea, Manchuria China and Kyushu, Japan's southernmost island. But Tokyo lies over 500 miles almost dtie west of Ya- wata, which has been the B-29'i favorite target on Kyushu. • Not long ago, a Japanese speaker put the issue squarely up td the people of Tokyo. A Colonel Kato said: "In my opinion America will certainly bomb Tokyo ... in the event of Tokyo becoming a shambles, it will not do for Japan to regard this as a death blow. Sucl a structure must be set up so tlia even if Tokyo is wiped out, Japai will still carry on the war." Yes. the Japs are nfrald. .Tokyi Texans Return With Battle Souvenirs Quadruplets Are Born Toddy To Mother In Philadelphia; Brooklyn Women Have Triplets is nervously glancing over shoulder at burning Berlin. No Allied Confirmation Late Bulletins LATE UULI/- . .| .MOSCOW, Nov. I (UP)—i'rem- ICH Stalin lumaiincfs in lui order of the rtiiy thiil the ciillrc P«l- i'Hino »rc;> of luirllicrn 1'lnlnml bus been Illwriiteil, British Amphib Forces Attack Walcheren Isle New Bid To Open Port Of Antwerp To Allies; Drive On Flushing SUPfliEME AUL1ED KEADQU AIl- TKRS,. Plirls, Nov. 1 (UP) —The British lire out to crush the last enemy barrier to tlio Brent Dclglnn port of Antwerp. British amphibious forces hnvo landed on Wulchcren Island, the Key to Scheldc Estuary leading to Antwerp, An Allied front dispatch says Ihe litndlng force,'which Included Commandos, tnndc good progress in the Initial phase. The new landings wore carried Greek L. nice and other Demo- out on tho south nnd west'coasts rnUlctlc party leaders were busy I of the Island. Since the Canadians lodny .studying possible nets liy have reached the cnst coast of fighting -across a 1'AttIS, Nov. 1 U)l>)—Cnmimin- ilo-ltd liritlsh Amphibious forces stormeil Wiilchcrcn island alb- wart the .seaway to Antwrivi today. They curved nut (wo brjdgu- lipails embracing WcstlmiKlIn at ibe wTSifrn tip of Ui c lsl;mi! and most «r the i:l(y of Flushing on the south coast. Party Leaders Seek To Avert Split In Votes JACKSON, Miss. Nov. 1 (U,P.) — Qovcrnor ntillcy, Alorney General Cities'Of Tokyo and Yokohama Hit By Superforts, Japs Soy;, Enemy G/ves Contused Reports If Jri|mu is'Iclliiit! the triitli, American R-29 hombcvj have raided 'I'okyo .and the nearby scapoit of Yokohama, All moriihiK, Tokyo radio bioadoasl conflicting and coning accounts of tliu Super-Foiliesa Qper.vtion oycr the; twin Japanese citie.s. This afternoon, however, tho'i-qporla hu<l not heon tmcoiifitmcd. Aa a matter of fact, the War" Department in Washington said it has no information'about any such r.iiid. , v • .Tokyo chttiijrcd the hloiy every lime it was told.1 The irst .enemy vei-wion said "scvcial" of the aerial giants flew, ivpr Tokyo, tpuchiiiu off laid alaims. Later Tokyo said oliiv Returning Texas Marines from the Saipan and Tinian campaign display their .lap souvenirs nlward n Coast, Guard manned Navy, troop ship. Left to right: Corp. R. P. Bailey, Slaton, Tex.; Corp. J. Ccronrod, Denison; Pfc. D. F.-Knorzcr, of Hamilton, Tex.; Corp. A. J. Becker, Waco; Corp. R, E. Durham, of Brcck- cnrldgs; Corp. J. E. Bloomfield, Livingston, and Pfc. Charles P. Fran?., Houston. Kneeling In front is Pfc. Raymond Cavogoz of Houston, Texas. (Official Marine Corps photo from NF1A TEI.EPHOTO). A human interest story 'stole the 'lay from America's, politjcai front oday, a story of babies, four- babies born to one Phil-' adalphia; and six, two sets.of girl .rlplets, born to two mothers in Brooklyn, N. Y. " . . -. '. . The quads, three girls ,and a boy, vere 'boriv- at the Lying-in Hospi- al in Philadelphia, to '30-yearrpld Mrs: Joseph Cirinello of Upper Dar- jy, Penn'. They,probably are.-the irsl quads .to be delivered by a Caesarian operation. ' The hospital reports the •' condi ; ion of mother anj Quads as good. The babies-weren't weighed - irhme- llately. But physicians estimate that >ach weighed between 1 three and Ihree arid three, quarter pounds! Their birth is .six weeks .premature. Last August, Mrs. Clrmlnello's physician, Dr. John C. Ullery, knew she was going to be a mother in a big way. . X-rays" revealed she'd have twins at least, if not more, and that the caesarian operation would be necessary. Leading obstetricians were called in for consultation. About a dozen of them were on hand today. Mrs. Cirmincllo had been at the hospital for seven weeks, under constant observation. 'Ihcn, this morning, her eyes were bandaged and she was taken to the delivery room. Downstgirs, up and down the corridor "paced the prospective fa- Legion Meeting Planned Sunday Fjfth District Group W.ill Hold Program; Joe Hcorne To Speak Plans for the. Fifth DJs.triot meeting of the'American Legion, to \u held Sunday iii filyih'eyille,' wq-e dkcussed at last night's meeting of liint organization at the hut; with J. L. Terrell, post commander, pre- vlilch the Slate Legislature, culled iilo session at noon tlnioirow, nay make sure thnt President ioosevclt gels nine Instead ot six af the state's electoral votes. Neither the Governor nor Ocn- rnl Rice hns Indicated the nnture of the proposed legislation which, nny block Ihc attempt of three Allied. Iroops •lectors to cast their votes for Senator Byrd of Virginia. Negro Soldier In Army Truck Hits 5 Autos A Negro GI "celebrated" Hallo- we'en last night with result that five cars were sldeswiped by an Army truck in the down town business section. Three of the cars were damaged to the extent of aproximalcly $200, it was estimated, although the investigation was not complete at noon today. City police were told the soldier "borrowed" the truck from the Negro USO Club, where it had been used to take soldiers to a dance from Blytheville Army Air" Field. Officers said ' the Negro was drinking and that he lost control of the truck on the 400 West Main street block, causing the vehicle to travel "widely" for a few minutes. (her, who's an nnalysisl for the Securities i and Exchange Commission, le was perhaps more nervous than t]\e average expectant father. He was worried because 'about four years ago Ills wife's first baby die'd''seyerar hours' 'after birth, also by cnes^fiari. delivery. There were no ;dther chlUiren—until today. .Me'a'nwhile, ; Mrs. .Cirminello was becoming a. little suspicious. Natr urally wondering why the medica" gallery had assembled. One - of the bnby specialist let the news slip, let the mother know quads'.were expected. She smilec and said she thought something unusual was happening because ol the.interest in her case. B.ut everything went well according to Dr. Ullery. And the previously childless couple now has four additions to the family, all, as we said,' doing nice so far. Mrs. Cirminello had been secretary to a Securities'and Exchange commissioner.- She comes from Okmulgee, Okla. Mr. Cirminello comes from Brooklyn. i - - - - -. And by coincidence, . Brooklyn | turned over to Everett- Reid of made big' news today, too. With Osceoln, Fifth District'commander, triplets, two sets of them within who will Introduce the speakers 24 hours. last night, Mrs. Muriel I Joe Hearnc of Little Rock scrv- Brcen, who's 25 years old, gave ic . c officer for the American Legion birth to girl triplets. And today, jn the department of Arkansas, will also in Brooklyn, Mrs. Sclma Hei- be thc ,, r | nc i pal speaker, discussing schobcr, who's 32, gave birth to an- lhe GI B11| of R | ghtSj conceived, * "' written and piloted thrm/gh Congress by the American Legion. An estimated 300 visitors are expected h attend the meeting, with n special invitation to veterans of World War II, it was announced today. siding. Registration of visitors will begin at 10 o'clock Sunday morning with the entire group' to attenc the-worship service nt'First Pres- Dyterlan Church' at' 11 'o'clock. Lunch will be'served at thc'hu. f:t'the noon hour, f with Jodie Wa- bors, Ira' Koonce and I^rank boss appointed "as the • commlUcc in charge of this portion of the pro Eram. .Members of the Blythevlllc Boy Wnlchcvcn nftci causeway, the Island how Is under slcgo from three directions. Earlier, the German high com mnnd snld violent fighting wns lin- dcrwny for the city mid port of Flushing on thc south const ot thc first. over one 13-29. appeared.'over tho city. Criminal Court Held Yesterday Guilty Picas Heard At Ono-Day Session; Docket Lightened : The one-day (session of Criminal i , , - .. , ,, — Division, Circuit Court heic, yestei- island. According to ll| 0 Germans,. Uy'reswltbil in nn ] OT y tilnls but A II In.l I i-nniiL' • Inii'liisl . nnnt- 1?li Lt-li.. I -.. . * J *•'""> n\\v near Flush- l, m ,mcioiu other miittcra ucie Speculation in the .cnpltol corridors revealed three suggested ii]a|is. : for..circumventing the bolt from President Roosevelt. ^Pirat; a write-in of three other names by voters who want the President re-clcctcd for a fourth Itrm. Tills . suggestion Is frowned en In certain quarters because It would partially disfranchise nrouml 36,000 service men who have al- icady voted. '"Becond, i(!)nUshlnp ot nil pivsl-, tlmtlnl electors, and the naming of .a new set of electors which would be declared (he choice 'of Ihe Democratic party in Mississippi. Tlie Governor Is known to bo against tills proposal, since H would deprive the people, of their right to name their electors. Third, making it mandatory that all nine of the present electors lay nslde all personal; preferences and vote for the party nominees. Sucli n proposed law would make electors mere Instruments of the parly Instead of free-will agents. Failure to support the Hoosvelt-Trumnn ticket would automatically dlsqual- ing .miner cover of naval fire fol- .; u| ,-in lllc - scss [ oll concluded nt"4.30 lowing'mi nil-night artillery bar- -o'clock. Scout Band will furnish a musical i lfv "'V elector, and his place would program immediately following I)C fillc(l bv vote of the rernainliiK lunch, and at 1:30 o'clock in ilio i clcclors afternoon, Mr. Terrell'will'formal- ly open the program which will be other set of triplets, also all girls. Anzio Veteran Has Operation For Old Wound Pfc. Morelnnd Holleman, 27, rlously Injured nt Anzio, is iniprov Ing following an operation performed Saturday nt Kennedy General Hospital, Memphis. Partially paralyzed because of head wounds, It is believed the operation will relieve this condition Avhich makes him unable to walk. A plntc was used to replace damage done by shrapnel. , Brought to the hospital Feb. 29, he was able to spend a weekend recently with his' parents, 1 Mr. and Mrs. John Holleimn, 622 Clark.' Private Holleinnh recently was awarded the combat Infantry badge. Chicago Wheat Dec. .164 TrfiS 162% 162% 164 May . 159!$ 159?s 158 150'i 700,020 Bales Ginned In County To Oct. 18 • Gathering of Mississippi County's bumper cotton crop is ahead of that of last year, a comparison of gin receipts revealed. .There have been 100,020 bales ginned prior to Oct. 18, according to C. C. Danehower of Luxora, official cotton statistician, as compared with 96,45$ bales n year ago on that date. This Is due to excellent weather conditions with pickers able to be in 'the fields constantly this Fall, except for a few days one weekend late in .September, It has.been pointed .onti,!,.i; ,.; Labor Is Sought For Compresses Johnston Appeals For Army Work Battalions To Relieve Shortage MEMPHIS, Nov. 1. (UP)—An appeal has been made to War Mobilization Director James F, Byrnes for assignment of nt least 500 members of Army labor battalions to duty in Mississippi valley cotton warehouses and compresses. Tiie appeal came from the president of the National Cotton Council, Oscar Johnston of Scott, Miss., who asked for the workers for R period of 60 days. Johnston claims that the Mississippi valley state compresses and warehouses • are unable to handle the current cotton crop because of the serious labor shortage. He further contends that the cotton Industry Is slowly-.bclng disintegrated by the prevalent labor shortages. The Cotton Council president has called for a special conference ot officials of all the concerned bureaus and Army representatives. Johnston Is calling for the extra workers in behalf of the ginners, merchants, warehousemen and mills, whom the cotton official says have felt sharply the brunt ot too little labor during the past few months. Weather AHKANSAS-partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight, and Thursday. Not much change in temperature. Minimum temperature here last night was 60 degrees nnd maximum yesterday v,'ns 80 degrees, according 7945 Vehicle Licenses Payable At City Hall Although 1045 is exactly two months away, motorists may pay one of their annual "debts" to the state at any time, 11 was announced today by thc Arkansas Revenue Department. Payment of state licenses lor nu- toinoblles and trucks may be made at the city hall, II wns announced by Oscar Alexander, deputy. Ornament is Missing; Officers Blame Spooks Most serious Hnl'.o'.vc'en prank reported to police was loss ol the brge silvered ball from yard ot Heaton's Home of Flowers. The ornamental ball is sought by officers who believe pranksters removed It from the pedestal, rather than t h a t professional thieves stole it. New York Cotton open high Mar. . 2170 2172 May . 2172 2173 2153 2153 2077 2077 2163 21G4 low close 21C6 2169 July Oct. Dec. 216G 21G7 2146 2IG7 2170 2146 2150 2158 2159 2161 , ,| - - - --j • -....*.„ tn.-iivin i.iju~-i t, 10 the official weather observer. steers 7.50-13.25. Livestock ST. LOUIS, Nov. 1 (UP)— Hogs 0,200; salable 8,500; top 14; 160-240 Ibs. 13.75-14; HO-160 Ibs. 13-13.75; sows 13.35-13.40. Cattle 6,400; salable 5,500; calves 2,500 nl] salable; mixed yearlings and heifers 10-13; cows 7-10,75; canners and cutters 4.75-6.75 slaughter steers 0-18; slaughter heifers 7.50-17; siockcr and feeder nge from Bcakcns, directly across.', ;he Estuary. , • • .QI'UUIILV • nMinrn m-i-nhr Allied military observers hellevo inot R t'v nnd C scs i Ihe three-pronged cnmvml E n a^lnst "°\ ff iL A rll Sh Walcheren swiftly will break the ''„„'?,„ l/'l"^' 1 , Sovcrnl defendants entered guilty,- others iscs wore (.ontlii- tcrin, cases were !>£ ^ ,„. Tokyo said oW Still later, Tokyo switched 4 to Its cnrlicr account It said "several" bomocrs took part in the raid, Hying at'great height over Yoko- Ihamn nnd an Industrial district of 'I'okyo , . In the early broadcasts, tho Jups Mild n number of tho Supei-For- tresses wuo shot down Latcr.broad- cuiti snld only lhat all were "driven off without having achieved their objective," One Tokyo account bald the Su- Iwr-Fortresscs are believed to have come from the Mnilnnai, presumably Snluan Other Super-For tress bases nro known to have been in preparation But none have 'been • icported constructed on Snipan Truk K?Id Also Reported .. Tho Japs also say thnt a number' of big planes, believed to havp been B-2(h, attacked Truk from the dlt rcctlon of the Marianas on Man- last Na.1 shackles on the scawn^W ±^cSdT' ^U^^uthf^tteto^ £"•„!£ M™ 1 '.IM'' "or* fehTncx? torn? SC ' CClCd Jl " I «•»?«.'» ""enemy 'eports _ ;> to Antw thc Allies plan to pour men nnd arms to the .western front, Nazi Gurtlaoii Small Wnlchcrcn nlrcndy Is; foil under water due to.the brcnouliis of dikes by RAP nnd German 'dem- 'ollllons. 'Tho' Ciormnii.''.gii)Tlson-rls belicvc ( ] to number only "4000 nieti. • i, • i i i - in , Tokjo broadcasts also sold Jap- Jnry Irajs. were omitted asan-'nncse assault forces have landed nouncec f] l>ecau S o,of Inability U, ™ on American-held Pelellu Island In Across the Sc niy ESI itUa'ry, 'qtlj- cr Canadian units have driven into the streets of Knocke, a ,.acrhinh sirongpolnt west of Anlw'cl'jii Front rcixjrls . said Nazi resistance 1 is. crumbling as the Canadians fight from hoiisc lo house. • :, % News of other Allied successes comes from southwestern Holland. The British have entered •. a road Junction controlling the . approach to two big bridges across the Mouse river. .' .-.,-.•'' •' 'l he Allies nrc closing , against the lower Mouse everywhere., Tho last of the Germans nrc reported fleeing across the river, leaving only n rear guard. 1 ' Jap's \\cic confused, or at least confusing One broadcast , said the entered, pleas of not guilty to char- no confirmation of a landing In the gos>of lUii'null with 'Intent to rape. "~'~ '' They n re; free und or bond , ' Lioyd .Louis Cotliraii pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder In the , which lie 560 miles east df , the. PhllipjIWs . t v; , 1 " tejrte' Blockaded ,' In thc Philippines, American lor- Sale Of Poppies [o Be Saturday Disabled Veterans To Receive Benefit From Annual Event The annual sale of popples, sponsored each year by tlio American ^glon Auxiliary, will be held on Saturday, It was announced today >y Mrs. Joe Scruggs, president of the local sponsor organization. Adopted In October, 1021 as the ncmorlnl (lower of the American Legion Auxiliary, sale of the pop- lies In the national program was .urnerl over to that organization in 1924. Wearing the (lower is the na,ion's annual tribute to the '"WoiV.l War dead and from its distribution comes a large share of the welfare funds expended for relief of veterans 1 dependents. Mrs. H. L. Halsell lias been named as poppy sale chairman, and will maintain her headquarters Saturday at Joe Isaacs Store. Assisting Mrs. Halsell will be Mrs. Eddie Burks and Mrs. Mike Meroncy, who will have a booth at tlio Farmers Bank nnd Trust Company, Mrs J. M. Cleveland and Mrs. P. S. Parker at the First National Bank, and Mrs. C. S. Baggett and Mrs. Marvin Lane, \vlio will be at the poslotfice As has been the custom for many years, school girls will sell the bright flowers on the streets, and prizes will be awarded the two girls who raise the largest sums from their sales, Mrs. Scruggs said. In the Vcrilo area, on the qnst | diseases some time ago, will >*Me of the Allied salient n Hol-'ninln there unless Inter found to bo o , death of another Negro His bond p , ° ™ a a " . n B ht6r P lnncs '»"Ve was sH.nt"tlnoo. • clamped a tight blockade on tlio Robert Itudsori pleaded not guilty to ii char'gb of. grand ^nrceny In alleged theft of money and watch ffom J. W., Motoe,. uhtl bond of »100p wns set. rio also Is nt liberty under, bond'in connioctlou of tin- other grand larceny case Hillandcr Amps, Negro, committed to the state hospital for mental land, German counter-attack.'! have lei up after five days. Both American nntl British unlt-i! In action there arc pushing forward from . The court made permanent a temporary order issued upon examination shortly after lib allegedly broke recaptured Lelsel, 12 miles west : of,' h b nc ck of n four- year-o 3 Nmo Venlo-wlth«teiu^lertie live .. A Into dispatch from Paris cleared up reports thnt the .Ft cnplUil today hnd Us first daylight Ir rnid scare since Its liberation. Explosions On Train A French ministry of informn- llon communique snys explosltms occurred nuonnt nn ammunition train, touching off n false air nlcrt. The explosions showered debris on n spot where Gcnernl De Oniille had stood 20 minutes earlier. -De Gaulle had been speaking nt a cemetery during services for those kllle<] while resisting the Nazis. Some casualties and damage a'crc caused. Thc blasts lusted fot more than an hour with pieces, of steel continually showering the area. But actual air alerts rang out In cities of western Germany to- ilny. More than 550 Amerlcnn heavy bombers nnd fighters carried but altncks on synthetic oil refineries at Gctscnklrclie nnnd at railway targets in Ilamm and Coblcnz. ! Tiic American raids followed a powerful RAF night assault that started new fires In the smoldering city of Cologne. •ihc British nir ministry has announced that n formation of Mosquito bombers wiped out thc Nazi Gestapo headquarters for,all Denmark yesterday in a daring low- level attack in F-asten Jutland. Reconnaissance photographers showed thc bombing had 'demolish ed thc targeted buildings, presume nbly destroying thousands of documents compiled on the Danish underground. ^ Pfc. H. C. Hoover Is /kissing In Italy Pfc. H. C, Hoover, 19, Is missing In action since Oct. 15 while fight- Ing in Italy, the War Department has notified his wife, Mrs. H. C. Hoover, The son of Hiram C. Hoover, also of Blytheville, and Mrs. Addle Smith of Dell, lie hns been with the Infantry overseas nine months. Before enlisting he was employed by Earl Snyder Grocery. A Celebes ladder consists of toe holds cut In a bnmbo pole. Three Alarms Here Throe fires here last night and today resulted In small damage. Oil In grnss underneath trucks at Langslon-Wrotcn's used car lot became Ignited last night, 8:30 o'clock, but flames soon were extinguished. Firemen were called to Hart's Bakery tvt 6:50 a.m. today when gas, leaked from a pipe, became Ignited when someone lighted a cigarette. There wns no damage. .Motor of a pick-up truck, owned by Lee Motor Company, became afire Inter this morning when a short developed. Damage was slight The car wns parked tu t!i<> downtown section. ! farm near Armorel liospltnl specialists, In announcing results ot the examination, snld the Negro hhd ns low mcntnllty ns nny patient ever examined tVierc. Jennie Henry, Negro woman, wns sentenced to n year's Imprisonment after pleading to n charge of grand nrceny but Ihc sentence WAS suspended, pending good behavior. L. C. Sanders, Negro of Armorel, pleaded guilty lo a charge of assault with a deadly weapon nflcr hnvhig formerly been chnrgcd with assault-with Intent to kill. He wns fined $50. Thc case grew out of the shooting of another Negro. BAAF Firemen Save Cooler Gin Cotton House Burns But Chemicals Saye ' Main Building The cotton ho.usc, n quantity of unginned cotton and equipment of Farmers Gin at Cooler, Mo., burned this morning but the gin prbpsr wns saved by the Blytheville Army Air Field fire fyjpartnieiit whose members used ch'bmlcals to extinguish the Jlahies." ' '' ' Loss wns estimated at $7000 lor the cotton house, equipment and 49,985 pounds of seed cotton butn- ed. ' Credit for saving the five-stand modem gin was, given the firemen of Ihe Air Base by the co- owners, Abie Rushing and A. R. Beckharn. With no other fire department available, the owners asked help of Blytheville. Army Air Field's fiw department, which made the run immediately to the community, nine miles northeast of Bllythevllle. The gI" was able to resume operations later this morning after tho fire broke out at 9.30 o'clock. The-Jire was bellhed cpu^d by a nmtch'in'cotton being placed in vest const 61 Leyte Island Already, hose sca-ahd-alr forces have broken up ono Japanese attempt to run relnforccinents into Leyte from Cebu Island, to the Vest Carrier planes yesterday destroyed or damaged 20 barges at Ormoc, the enemy's last remaining stronghold on >yte At the same time, torpedo x>nU sank two luggers In Ornipc Bny nnd two lighters Off the"south const of Leyte. ' Ocnernl MacArthur now is estimated to have available for his Philippine campaign a bnttle-tes<<ft force of about 200,000 men These men all have been through at least one campaign, and some' have been through many more. " ' ••- T- Alded By Gueirillas r . ^ Besides- his American -veterans, General MacArthur also has Uie aid of the Philippine guerrillas Philippine President psmena today Issued nn executive order Incorporating those partisans Into the' regular commonwealth army Some of those guerrillas are Just turning up after years of- hiding out in the- mountains. ' ' For instance, Captain Jesus Ol- mcdo and his band of 10 men have comb out of the hills after a three- day battle In which they killed'72 Japs. Proudly, they marched through the streets Deliberated Bu- rauen, while the people - cheered along the streets Said the captain: "I'm \ery glad to see you gentlemen he re.''We have been waiting for the Americans for a long time " Men as,well ns women are cooperating with the Americans. For instance Uo Filipino women whoso husbands had been killed while serving with the guerrillas led an American'/patrol- to'a'spot where they killed'15 Japs. Said one of them, Mrs. Trinidad Mendoz: • "We are American patriots. First indies to lead American patrol on * Leyte." Among the American casualties on Leyte is 31-year-old Stanley E. Gunn of Uio Port Worth, Texas, Star- Telegram. He died hi an Army hospital, the second war- correspondent victim on Leyte. In China, the Japs claim to have reached the outskirts ;b'f the- beleaguered Kwangsi province city of Kwcllln Rndio Tokyo says the last line of retreat for the Chinese defenders has been cut. This Isn't confirmed by Chung- king. The latest Chinese communi- que reports thai the American: 14th Air Force has dealt heavy blows lo Japanese troops and supply lines in the Kwelun area.>' r ' The planes are said to h&ve de- strojed 51 trucks and damaged 69 others Twelve bridges, "on enemy supply Imw stretching toward K«el r lin were b\)mb«d.t •. / ... Chicago Rye ?, .,;.' .r. open high' \i>v close pr cl. iintt ill 'irto'. - ifto 'Hftv* D«, 1^ ,109- the'house for future ginning. 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