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S™ Waste Paper/ U ft valuabl* fo the War Hfortf The Boy Scout, Mil „//«* ybui Scrap Paper .very Salurrfay BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THX DOMINANT NEWSPAPER O» NOHTBOTAftT ARR-Ava.o 1M r> D ™™,_,, «•-• » ? ^*X VOL. XLI—NO. 102 Blythevllle Daily New» BlythevUJe Herald BlylhevUle courier Mississippi valley Leader NEWSPAPER Of NORTBXAST ARKANSAS AND 6OUTHIABT MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLB,.. AHKANSAS, TUKSDAY, jJliY 18, 1944 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS _ TWO U. S. AMMUNITION SHIPS EXPLODE American Forces Capture St. Lo Major Victory Scored By Yanks In North France German Ring Around Normandy Beachhead Has Been Cracked LONDON, July 18 (UP)—Ameri- 'can troops today captured St. la, scoring a major victory in Northern France. , Tile First Army won bitterly defended St. Lo after waging its toughest battle of the French sam- palgn. ttevs of the success came In a United Prcs front line dispatch received at 1 p. m. Eastern ,--.< War Time. fUM By seizing St. Lo, the central iff '• hinge of the Nazi line in Normandy, thq Americans cracked the. German -ring around the Allied beachhead' An hour earlier, Allied headquarters had announced that Yank shock troops had fought their way back into the vital city of St. Lo for the second time in two days. Last night the Americans had been forced out by a German counter attack. Dcl.-iiis Not Available So far there are no immediate details of the capture of St. Lo. But it came after a bitter battle, a battle In which gains were measured In yards, a battle in which German resistance was at its fiercest. As thq Americass moved into the ruin ; and rubble of St. -"Lo, other columns, -fought: their way to positions less Ulan : . 200 yards from the strategic highway th'aV rurS^west- ward \to Perier', a highway''which, if cut,' 1 .-.would split the German front in /..two: The Americans al..;. • r <t 9^f. ! are.™pep;;<a-Jne.the'.road' with small arms artillery:."" : ; : ,. " There was no>iate word ternoon of life action from the Periers and Lessay sectors. But a Nazi broadcast-says-the expected American .attack against Lcssay, */ the western anchor/of the German ' line, has started. Henvy .fighting continues at the eastern end of the Normandy front. Tlie British and Canadians are battling thc Germans around Noyers and Evrecy. Latest reports say the British still hold the rail station at Noyers. Luftwaffe Strengthened TntJay the Germans increased the strength of their air force in Normandy. A field dispatch says more than 100 enemy fighters attempted to rnkc Allied positions. But 19 American fighters took them on In a wild 15 minute battle. When it was over. 15 enemy machines had been shot down and six more damaged against, an American Jiss of five fighters.- However, the main action in the air warfare was paced' by American heavy bombers from Britain nnd Italy. An estimated 1250 Flyinj Forts, Liberators and fighters from England hammered Northwestern Germany. The big bombers scored good results in striking at two Nazi ' air experimental stations—one of T them at Pcenemunde, the birth- F 1 place of the flying bomb. There was some Nazi aerial opposition, but American fighter riiiiiU bsgged 21 enemy planes. American losses were two escorts. From Italy, the American heavy tombere hit Southern Germany, concentrating on a plan c factory at Fricdrlchshafcn and an air base southwest of Munich. Rites Held For Local Physician At Portia, Ark. Last riles for Dr. A. S. Dodd were held at .3 o'clock \this afternoon nt the Portia, Ark., Cemetery. Tlie physician, who moved here last Spring, was found dead in his office yesterday morning. He was believed to have been dead since last Saturday night. Investigation indicated that thc man died General Roosevelt Buried In France Wallace Ready To Direct Fight At Convention Vice President Will Be In Chicago When Delegates Convene By Unltril rrrsii Vice President Henry Wnllnce Is Going, lo Chicago to direct Ills oivn campaign, [or rcnomlnitllon, Iowa state Clialrmnn Jnke More , got Wnllnce on the telephone Ihl.f sollnl on (he scrap Eight "GI" pallbearers carry the flag draped casket of Brig. Gen. Teddy Hooscvcit to his grave In a military cemetery nt St. Merg Eglise, France. At left center In background Is General Omar Bradley, (V. S. Signal Corps Radiolelepholo from NBA Tclephoto.) Umezu Succeeds !ojo AsChielOfltaH, Tokyo Reveal By United Press Premier Tojo of Japan hns been-replaced as chief of the Japanese general staff. Radio Tokyo reveals the shake-up, with General Umezu, commamler-in-chief of Japan's powerful Kwantuiu; Army in Manchuria, moving up to replace Tojo. The announcement comes on the heels of an admission by Tojo that America's conquest of Snipan Island in the Marianas poses for Japan what he calls "an unprecedentedly great national crisis." from natural causes. His daughter, Mrs. Wendell K. Pennlngton of Memphis, arrived last night to claim the body. She gave her father's age as 59. His divorced wife, Mrs. Leona Eodd, from whom he had been separated for 18 years, makes her home in West Memphis. Born in Byola in Pulton County, Dr. Dodd was reared at Portia, near Walnut Ridge. Cobb Funeral Home was 'in charge of arrangements. N. 0. Cotton open hleli Mar. . 2131 2138 May . 2119 2121 July . 2100 2100 Oct. . 2165 2168 Dec. . 2145 2150 low clew, 2123 2105 2090 2155 2136 2131 2138 2113 2120 2l02 2167 2090 2162 2142 2148 Venezuela is the third largest oil producing country in the world. Tojo, in his broadcast declara- *- tion, says the loss of the mid-Pacific bastion hns caused Emperor Hirohito "concern." Only a few hours after this admission, Tokyo, in an English broadcast beamed to North America, said Tojo had been relieved of his chief of staff post. Retains Other Jobs However, the announcement gave no indication that Tojo,had relinquished his other Jobs—premier, war minister, minister of commerce arid industry and munitions mlnlstcr. Tojo stepped in as premier In the Fall of 1941 in time for thc sneak- attack on Pearl Harbor. But it wasn't until last February that he shouldered the additional duties of chief of staff. As for his successor Umezu, along with Tojo he was one of the organizers of thc Kwanlung army. He has been commander-in-chicf of Japanese .forces in Mnnchiirin and ambassador to that slave state. Desperate Sign, Hull Says Secretary of Stale Cordell Hull says the ousted of General Tojo ns chief of staff probably could be regarded as a desperate sign. However, qualified naval experts in Washington received thc news cautiously, saying there was "no sign that Tojo has taken a back seat" In the enemy's war eltort. Instead, they said, the move should be regarded as one to streamline the top echelons of the Japanese war machine for future action. The Battle of the Marianas, which apparently precipitated the Jap crisis, is continuing. A Japanese news agency dispatch today says 10 American warplanes have carried out another raid against nota in the southern Marianas. American naval and air forces for almost two weeks have been softening up Rota and the nearby former American naval base of Guam for Invasion. IJ'I'l I\"< Military Rites To Honor Victim Services Tomorrow . For Steclc Airman Killed In Air Crash STEELB, Mo., July 18.—Military services for Second Lieut. William Woodrow "Buddy" Bales, 25, who was killtd Jn the crash of his single engine training plane at Chcrry- ville, Texas, Sunday, will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow nflcrnonn at the Methodist Church. Chaplain George Marrs of tile Blythc- ville Army Air Field will officiate, and the firing squad will be made up of personnel of the BAAP. Sou of Mrs. Allic Mac Bales »r.d the late W. H. Bate.s of Steelc. he had been in the Army Air Corps for almost two years. He had been stationed as a flight instructor .it San Angelo. Texas. Army Air Fbld for six months. Details of thc accident had not been revealed today. Lieutenant Bates was reared in Steclc whore he was graduated from th local high school. His bod v will arrive tonight from San Angeto with a military escort. Besides his mother, he Is survived by a brother, Charley Bates of Stcele, and a sister, Mrs. John F, Kelton of El Dorado. Gas Leaks Here Being Plugged Criminal Activities Not Eviaeiit At Colonel London Says Col. Kurt.M. Landon, commanding officer of. the Blythevllle Army Air Field,-said here yesterday Iliat exhaustive inquiry by an Army investigating board showed no evidence of criminal, activities'on (he part of civilian or military, personnel of thc base- in connection with the withholding of aviation gasoline by truck drivers, who la'.er sold thc gasoline to three Mlsnlssipp. County service slation operators, according to FBI-agents. Much of the gasoline stolen wns from the local field. "We arc making a vciy ricid double check on 'regulations la prevent any gas from getting away," he said. "Every truck delivering TODAY'S WAR ANAI.SSIR Tojo May Bo 'Face Saver' For Emperor I> 7 JAMES IMHPKH United. PreM BUM Writer The rimir doesn't cut mille as bin a^wnlh In Japnii now. "The Ilii/or", iili'knnine of Jupnu's war-lord premier, Cluiiernl llltlchl Tojo. hiis lost one of his MX Jobs, • No longer dot's he Ix-ni 1 tlit> title of nnny chief of staff. However, ho litlll apparently Is: Premier, war minister, minister of commerce and Industry, munitions minister, and governor of (m- | m . portiil Rule Association, Fascist-like party. Hence, wn cun- not suy that Tojo 1ms Jnlncil Mils. morning and in-Red him lo lie on hvnp of discarded limid when the convention meets dictators. His loss tomorrow. Later In the day. „_„ .. leli-grimi frain Wnllnce wlifcli sulil: "l shull be with you Wednesday morning. Thanks." InterprctntltniK Vary Morc's hurry call lor Wallace, ias been Interpreted In various says. Antl-Wnllncc lenders sny U'(i man, former minister nnnounccd support for Wnllnce. an Indlcnlinn that the vice president is fast licing counted oul us a contender. However, Mora insisU that President Roosevelt has given Wallace "positive endorsement" and thnt the battle Is on. Incidentally the dean of lady Democrats, Mrs. j. Borden Ilarrl- to Norway. . Wnllnce. Still, the nntl-Wnllnce fncllpns are hard at work. Tennessee delegates In a pre-convcnlloii caucus have voted lo place the name or thelf governor, Prentice Cooper, In nomination. • Another Southern governor, J. Mi. qroughlon of North Carolina, nnnounlerd his open candidacy for the"vice presidential nomination. Behind the scenes In Chicago, the plfllform-makers still lire hard nt, WorkvvTodRsV leaders ;qf veterans ofganlKRllons urged the Democratic -party to Pjerifre ( l!l)er<i) benefits to veternns of the 'Second World of the iinny Job Morn_ got 111 comes one day after Admiral .SUI- iniidn was kicked oul minister. And the tw.) p r u b n •)> 1 y are closely linked, ft still is too War. I'lunhfi Siiliinltted . here will be checked not oniy whei it enters but when it leaves, 'flit regulations have been In. cffe'.-t toi a long time, but there (ire ways the gns could leak out. "It is possible when several trucks are being unloaded for n checker to wave a truck or tw/> on their way. A 4,000-ealIon truck could well have 20 gallons left In the tank after unloading by not being,on a level platform. Industry and labor spokesmen also submitted proposed platform planks. A representative of thc National Association of Manufacturers snid that only private employment could supply the Jobs necessary to assure post-war prosperity. On th c Republican side of the fence, Governor Dewey today charged thai "a group with unlimited financial resources lias been playing pnrtlsim politics with the right of New York's fighting men to vote." He demanded thai "this campaign of deceit be labelled and exposed." The New York soldier vote law, Desvcy sold, Is a "model of simplicity, drawn to fit precisely thc federal law." And, In Washington, n spokesman for John L, Lewis has Implied an Invitation to the nation's 400,000 coal miners lo desert the Democratic party and support aovcr- nor Dewcy. "But a!) this Each regulation will be stopped, will be strictly Condition Of Soldier Hit By Truck Improved The condition of Aviation Trainee John McDcrmolt of the Blythevllle Army Air Field, who was struck by a truck early Sunday morning, was Improved today, BAAF hospital attendees reported. The 16-year-old soldier suffered a skull Injury as lie was knocked to the pavement on North Highway 61 near Twin Gables Cafe, M. T. Burr, driver of thc Tastee Baking Company truck, was released on $250 bond yesterday after he was arrested on a charge of driving while Intoxicated in connection with the accident. Rutus Branch One Of Fu/brjght's Managers LITTLE Rock, July 18 (UP) — Headquarters of J. W. Fulbrlght, candidate for the U. S. Senate, announces the appointment of three assistant campaign manager in outlying districts. The three are: Tlufus Branch of South Missis- slpl County; Marvin Melton of Poinsett Comity; ;and Gene Coff oi Fayctteville and Tcxarkana. , A Fulbrgiht headquarters has also been opened in Fort Smith with Al Henderson in charge. Chicago Rye open high low close July . I10H in 10SH 109U HOH Sept. , 1115S 112J4 HOVi 1IOS U1W enforced to the lasl detail," Colonel Landon snid. In a hearing yesterday before U. a. Commissioner L. R. Leather- stone, Wesley Kemp of' Mobile, Ala., formerly of Marion, testified that he saw William Bean, a driver for Dealers Transport Co., collect S30 for gasoline which he sold to an Osccola service station. Mr. Kemp said Hint he rode with the driver several times while hitch-hiking buck and forth from Maiden. Mo,, where his mother lived. "f wns sitting In the cnb of the truck and saw him receive Ihree $10 bills," Mr. Kernp said. He also told O. S. Commissioner Lcather- .stonc that the driver told him that he was hauling Army gasoline and that he sold thc Osccola station 200 gallons at thnt time. Bean was released on $500 bond by the commissioner. The other seven drivers also are free on bond, us are the three Mississippi County service station operators. New York Stocks AT&T 162 5-8 Amcr Tobacco 14 Anaconda Copper 26 3-8 Beth Steel 63 3-8 Chrysler 94 1-4 Coca Cola .. 135 Gen Electric 39 Gen Motors 64 1-4 Montgomery \varrf N Y Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation 18 1-4 8 7-8 Republic Steel 19 1-2 Radio . U Socony Vacuum )3 7-8 Studebaker 181-8 Standard of N J A. 57 Texas Corp 48 Packard U S Steel 5 1-4 60 3-4 Judges, Clerks Named To Serve At County Boxes Judges and clerks for the forthcoming elections were drasc:i at the Mississippi County Central Committee meeting tills morning nl the court house. They will officiate nt both the preferential election July 25, and the regular election August 8. Name. 1 ; of the officials will be announced in U Courrier News tomorrow. The commute!) tbl.5 morning rejected a request tor a polling box at Town Hall Community near Kelscr on Ihe grounds that n box there was not justified as three voting places are within four mfes of the community. Hundreds of Victims Counted In Tragedy At West (oast Port SAN FRANCISCO, July 18 (U.P.)—An nccurftl<? count of the eiisiiallieM in (ho explosion of two animiuiition ships off Ciilifoi'iiia wns not, expected until !;ilc today, but tho Navy siiys that wisimltloH will not lie us severe as the C50 tleiul nnd injured c.slimnled (luring the iiifiht! 'I'lic two 6500 ton ships exploded, til the United States Naval Depot, at Port Cliitngo in Upper San Fiuncisco Bay J'hi) e«rUi-»})iil{li)K explosion erupted flames visible foi 100 _milon, blowing out doors nnd windows in icsidences five lilies iiwiiy. United Press Correspondent Nor- mim Monlellici wa^ among thc fliil newspapermen to reach Ihe scene! lie reported tlitil. Deputy Sheriff lolm fxjng 'estimated tlio dead at 150, mostly Nnvy personnel "' The cause of the Mast remains Unknown, since no report from possible survivors yet has been made Berryman Will End FBI Course early to Bay for .— Hire why Tojo -"""CS Harper ilaupnl nut as chief of staff. lint his much Is sure. The new move loes not represent » loss of power jy the strong nnny clique which niinl|]iilatcs tho controls o( Japan, fojo's successor, General Uine/.u, Is > member of Hint group, in fuel, ic commands tho Kwaulmin nnny of which Tojo once was chief of slnir. "Saving Face" , The reason for Tojo lowing oul probably I 5 this. TO the Japanese people, Jjmiwrdr Hlrohlta ts a sort, of dtcty. The army clique controls the cmiicror and thus, Indirectly, controls, the-people. Tlie" Japs nro Brent "face savers." And to save Lhc emperor's face for repealed defeats/ some lilijh official had io, so o spenk, tnk'o the raj). .Thus, Tojo would rather shoulder that blamc'lijmscir rntlicr than Im- pevll Hie,people's faltli liu'llie Invincibility of their cmporor,;bccausc It Is through that faith Unit Hie u-niy group maintains Its grip on the imtou. So Tojo hawed oul 10 days uftoi Hie defeat of the Japanese army on Salpnn. Ami Admiral istilnmrtn bowed out four weeks after tho Jiip- nncse naval defeat off the Philippine Islands. Behind tills shnke-un He these facts; First, .Japun Is losing the war In every theater but Ohlnii. And Its Bains there have not yet been dc- Chicf Of Police Hero One Of 38 Officers To Graduate Saturday .•The establishment o( a school to miiko PHI trnlnluf! nvallahlc to members of the tail [rollce force, sheriffs inul filnte police Is expected here upon the completion of a U- week course by Police Chief William Dcirryimin, who -will graduate. Snturady from the PHI National AcnilcJiiy In Wiulilnglbn, Clilof licrrynmn, who obtained 11 leave of absence rrom the Illylhu- vlllc police force to attend the academy,. be amah); the 33 Mediator In Harrison To Confer In Strike HARRISON, Ark , July 16. (UPl — President L. A. Walkins of'tho Mis sourl and Arkansas Railroad say.s that a rcprc-scnltillve from the Ma- tlonal Mediation Board hns arrived In Harrison. Tlie mediator, o. W. Carpenter from Washington, U. C., will hold conferences with officials of M. and A. rnllroad company nnd representatives of the brotherhoods of operative and non-opcrallvc workers, President Watklns states that the conferences, which are to be held In connection with the long drawn out wage dispute, may get underway today. He adds, though, that It might be several days before definite results could be rc)»rted. \V. M, Dolan, representing the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and \V. C. Kelser, representing Ihe Brotherhood of Englncmen and Firemen are also hi Harrison for the meetings. Second, Japan's fleet now probably is one-third the sire of the American navy. And It Is clearly no mutch for Its foe. In It»nj;c of H-affs Third, Japan's Industry Is concentrated hi the .southern part of the Islands, within range of American I)-29 bombers. Fourth, more than 73 million Japs packed Into an area little bigger than Montana depend on shipping for fooil. Jap war Industries also depend on shipping for O ii, i roll| coal, cotton and lumber. Vet, Jn- pun lias lost one-third to one-half of nil the merchant tonnage it had at the start of the war. And, finally, fact numlwr five Ormniiy | s tottering. And once It crashes In defeat, the full clrcnglh of the Allies will be focused on Japan. And Japan cnnnot survive for long against, the might thnt will be nrmycd against It. Thase iire the facts thai form background for the Irnnllc Joi shifts in top personnel, lint the crowning rnct Is Uic conquest of Salpan island, only 1500 miles fron Tokyo. 'Die Japanese Islands nov. arc within, range, not nlonc of Allied planes, but also of the powerfu American fleet. Earlier today, Tojo himself salt the conquest of Salpan'had thrus upon Japan "an imprcccdcntedly great notional crisis."'The loss o Ihe Island was admitted to the folk, nt bojiie only a few hours before the announcement that Tojo bowed out. The Implication Is clear Tin, bli'.mc falls on the shoulders' of tin war minister. The emperor's fac. Is raved. The army clique can get on with the hopeless job of trying to save Japan Itself. Chicago Wheat open high low close law enforcement officers from nil sections of tho United States la graduate from tho .school. This 26th- graduating -class will irlng lo 002 the number of officers Tallied In the Academy since., its foundation 'by Director -Hoover In 1035.1 It--Is estimated Unit tUrqugh these FBI National Acndeiny''Krad- utites , over 100,000 local officers Vavc been .histVuclcd lu.tUe latcfit developments' hi the techniques oi crime-detection. ';'•";; •'' : ' In view of .Die nntlotuvlde In- creasy among youthful, offenders special emphasis hns been placed upon Juvenile delinquency, -nnd several nationally known experts in the field of child delinquency appeared before the clnss, Including Associate Justice Matthew P. Mc- dulre, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Washington, D. C,; Mr, O. Howlnnd 3haw, Assistant Secretary of Slate; Reverend E. A. Walsh, S, J., of Georgetown University, .Washington, D, C.; and Dr. Arthur L. Hceloy. Department-of Srjclolouy, University of Utah. The Academy furnishes Instruction by n staff of experls drawn nibllc A 10 U> 12-cni aiiiinmiltion train londid \\llh ucilul bombs was within HO feet of ono piiir, which ,wiis de- inollsbed by the Wast, but none of the tombs exploded. Oil Ilafje liulroyed However, mi oil bnrge 'anchored liulwceu the two ammunition ships was reported destroyed, along with several other small ships anchoicd ncurby. Not a sigh remained of the two ammunition 'vessels alongside the londliig whait, where 200 Negro sailors K'ero reported 'loading ammunition. A ciew of one ship, the Qula- ault Victory, said 70 mcmbors of the 200-mnii crew were aboard' when the' blast occurred nt 10 30 last night - More than 200 persons, many of them women nnd chlldien, were treated at hospitals In thc area Ap- piircnllj most casimltlei were caused by the ticincndous concussion. ^ .! Tho town of Port Chicago was Ijjldly wrecked, • Although'no fires rcsulttSl twin tl>y";2xplotipi^ the-, from officials of FBI and [rom leading authorities In various law enforcement and educational Institutions. 240 Prisoners Of War Reported On Strike PORT ALLEN, La., July 18 (UP) —Despite disciplinary action, approximately 210 German prisoners of war In a labor camp near Port Allen were reported on strike last iilfiht. . The work stoppage tiCBin Salur- dny when one detail of thc prisoners was disciplined for refusing lo work. Other prisoners of the camp begnn a sit down strike yesterday to show Ihclr resentment for this action, It was reported. 'Ihe- West Baton Rouge parish sheriff's office wns Informed of the strike and hns been requested to lie on the alert. Thc sheriff however that there had been trouble to warrant notion by hts office. Ben ncvall. the chairman of the Inbor committee, snid the men aro all given a task a clay and that all except one detail bad finished Us Job Saturday. This detail, he said, had not been'performing Its prescribed work for sonic time and limited rations were given as a punishment. I'lie forl Alien town was blacked one due to broken power lilies' , ''-> One eyewitness renortcd that pieces - of • metal rained down like. ball after tho explosion A 160- pound pleco of steol, 18 feet long, wns blown through the all for n julle A five-foot •ilnb of' -steel was .mbeddcd In tho concrete sidewalk on Main street. Damage 7 jUlte* Away At Mai tine? Cnllf, seven miles away, tho concussion was so strong a ghrngo was blown,down, la tlio siune town, a sleeping Indian circus employee, was blown from his bunk nnd lost tho use of voice nnd heiir- hiB. His ,doE, sleeping .beside him, was killed Instantly. Tlio blast wns even felt at Snh Francisco, 35 miles away. A policeman In Port Chicago snid the blast turned his cm around in Ihii middle of the street, piic': witness said thc flash of the explosion shot up,'more than 1000 feet, and looked like burning gasoline and''bll together. It mush^omcd into red incandescent streaks, : apparently millions of them coming down. -** At the Port Chicago ammunition depot, the scene Is one of shattered buildings with tattered window shades flapping through broken windows United Press Correspondent William Best report newspapermen were not allowed to see'the port Itself. But the barracks area Is a mass of broken glass, pieces of steel and debris. The two-story barracks sags criizlly.. '. . . Farmer Of Lost Cane • To Be Buried Tomorrow • Cecil Weaks, farmer of the Lost Cane Community, illed at 8:40 o'clock last night'at his home. He „„ 48 and no "i° orl ti n " c Ul onv '" only 33 More Allied Fliers Killed In Nazi Camps Jiy United Tress London announces that the Germans have killed 33 more British and Allied fliers in or near Nuzi prison camps. ' The announcement of their deaths comes from Britain's war minister, Sir James Grlgg. He told the House of Commons that in 27 cases the men arc ancgcd to havo been shot when they tried to escape. The war minister gave no details of the new cases nor revealed any names of filers. But *he circumstances paralleled the July . 157N 157-% 157% 157% 167W , slaying of 50 airmen, none of them Sspt. . 158S I67M 156% 166« 158ft Americans. tabllshed planters. camp was es- lasl Fall to aid sugar $7540 Allotted County For 1944 Livestock Show Mississippi County will receive $1540 for the county fair mid livestock show this Fall, State Auditor J. Oscar Humphrey said yes- Icrday. This amount is $40 more than this county received last year. 'Fifty-four counties have qualified lo share In the distribution of 835,000 for county fairs and shows. Last year only 49 counties qualified. New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. A rcsidclt „, this scc ,i on f0r ..,„ . years, Mr. Weaks came here from near New Madrid, Mo., where' he had made his hoaie since moving there with his parents from Union City, Tenin., at thc age of five. (fc leaves Ms wife; a son, A. C. Wcaks, at home; Ills father, Henty Weaks of Alicia, and three brothers, Homer Weaks of Blythevil!c. Curtis Weaks of Milligan Ridge Community, and Finus Weaks of Alicia. • Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Lost Cane Baptist Church with thc Rev. W. P. Flowers officiating. Burial vrlll be made at Manila Cemetery. Cobb Funeral Home Is In charge of arrangements. Livestock ST. LOUIS, July 18 (U.P.)-Hog receipts 14,200 head, with 12,500 salable. Top price $13.85; 180-270' pounds $13.80 to $13.85; 140-160 pounds $12.00 to : $13,15; . sows $11.75. Cattle . Receipts 6,200 head, with 6,000 salable. Calves' 2,500,' all salable. Mixed vearlings and belters $12.00 to $1450; cows $800 to , $16.50; canners and cutters $175 open h.ifih low close . 2133 2134 2117 2128 2131 , 2113 2118 2100 2109 2ll6ito $7.75; slaughter steers $1000 to . 2092 2098 2032 S091 2097 $17.00; slaughter heifers $800 10 , 2162 2166 2150 2159 2l64'jl6,50; stockcr and feeder sfwra . 2146 3148 2m 2140 2147 $7.60 to $13.00.

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