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o* f, Wor VOL. XU—NO. 105 Blythevllle D&Uy Blythevllle Courier BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS TH« DOMINAOT NIWBPAPER OF NOBTHWCT ARKAN8A8 AMD BOOTIOAOT MISSOURI * ^ •: - 1 ^i, , x Blythevilla Herald Mississippi Valley Leader TODAY'S WAK ANALYSIS Guam Could Be Gibraltar Of Pacific ; By JAMES HAHPEB United Fr«« 8ta« Writer It's America's turn in the changing tide of war In the Marianas. 'Once, Jnpan owned Salpnn and America owned Guam. Now, America owns Saipan and Japan owns Guam. Soon, there will be another shift. Guam, first territory America lost In'the war, will be the first it will regain, Unllcd States righting men have come ashore after the Navy had shelled nnd bombed for days on end the jungle-encased Pacific Island which tlie Japs grabbed four days after Pearl Harbor. First reports say o p o s i t i o n was moderate. But the > island's 225 square miles as compared with Saipan's 71 may fore s ii a d o w a longer campaign. • The Japs installed a bomber James Harper base on Guam, two airfields and a naval station on nearby Tinian, and they've spotted the lesser islands of Rota and Pagan with small land- iilng fields. American fighting men /must'sweep those installations from Saipan's front yard before they can get on with the business of defeating Japan. Ideal For Base Aside from that, Guam would be a : valuable prize. It is the largest island lietween the Philippines, Japan and Hawaii. The whole place is one great chunk of stone, ideal for the construction of fortifications. Rocky heights rise 1300 feet to cover the southern half, offering shelter and concealment for military installations. In the north a table- flnt 400-foot plnteau inviles the establishment of air bases. In addition, Guam has, according to the National Geographic Society, the best natural harbor for many hundreds of miles around. In all respects Ils'.chief anchorage is superior" to Saipan's port. The Guam riarbpr Indents the northwest, shore five miles from the~capilal,-Agana, where djt'ell lo;000 of Guam's 23,000 pofcpie> , X : .,;;.<•'•,:. . y Ttyus, Guam is. ideal -clay with As" la'r "Sack as" 1920,•'the <l»ffe"_ mlral Plunkelt said h a fortified Guajii Would be worth three new battleships. 'But 19 years later Congress didn;t see it that Way and refused the money to'turn it into a sea / and air stronghold. Plenty of Targets • Planes and ships based at Guam would hardly lack for targets. Within 1600-mile bomber range are Tokyo, almost all the Philippines, half of the Marsh alls, all the Carolines, most of New Guinea, and n few of the Dutch East Indies. At the bottom of the Marianas chain, Guam is a lower rung of an island ladder climbing to Jnpnn. Rola, 40 'miles southeast, is next. And conquered Saipan, 85 mites farther along, is 'third. The Americans will probably try to clean up Guam in a hurry, if, fpr no other reason, to beat the bad weather. The rainy season, which lasts until November, gets under way the end of this month. Although the mid-Summer mercury seldoni climbs above 87, July and August are a time of storms. One storm in 1918 devastated the entire island which is three times the size of the District of Columbia. Thirty miles long and 12 at the widest, Gu&m has a wasp waist only four miles across. Rugged mountains march across its jungle-covered face. Most of the Island Is trackless forest. In clearings, the'22,000 natives raise copra, rice, sugar, fruits and cattle. In peace-time, only 39 Japanese families lived on Guam and the United Stales government ruled by n commandant-general, appointed by the president. When the Japs marched in, they found paved roads, schools, hospitals, water supply sys- ., terns, sewage systems, ice-making _ . ? sl '" P crso »s were killed by plants and power stations, all built, ,£ "° mhs today in one area of MiKANSAS, 1<'U1I)AV, JULY 21, I1M-I SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS *' ASHORE ON GUAM Nazi 'Rebels' Put To~Death Monty's Troops Still Advance On Paris Road Threaten Nazi Tanks With Encirclement Southeast Of Caen LONDON. July 21. (UP)-The British !n Normandy still arc slowly expanding their break-through pointed straight at Paris. Ociieral Montgomery's troops are strengthening a pincers drive on the plains southeast of Caen along the Paris road. And German tanks are reported pulling back to avoid encirclement. The Nazis apparently are depending mainly on anti-tank and other fortifications to stem the British push. South of Caen, Canadian troops gamed a few hundred yards from cultured St. Andre-sur-Orne today with the seizure of St. Martin de Fonlenay. The Germans threw In a sharp counter-attack against the Canadians, but were turned back To the west, other British forces (lushed forward the Allied front south of the Cnuinont-Tllly road and below St. Croix. Nearby, street battles arc underway in Evrecy. Enemy i'ositions Strong However, the heaviest lighting' centered around Troarn, almost due cast of Caen. The Germans have dug in heavy guns in woods overlooking the rail town, and are laying down a heavy fire, especially .with anti-tank guns. A United Press dispatch from the Caen front reports the battle still is going .well with the definite rail- lire of German counter-attacks. And adds this statement: "It now is safe to say that, the Allied offensive is over the hump;" , i->On-the American front, our troops closing in on Periers have captured three outlying villages. Periers a rail and highway center, is the anchor of German defenses on the western end of the front. Both Allied and German troops were soaked miserably today while a 36-hour. downpour , continued. Sheets of rain are covering the battlefields with a gray curtain. And the roads are bordered by running streams. The channel straits arc lashed by storms, almost completely halting aerial support for the Allied troops in France. Bombers Hit Factories However, 1100 American heavy bombers escorted by 800 fighters flew high over the stormy area today to pound an aircraft assembly plant at Rcgensburg, and ball bearing factories at Schwelnfurt and Eberbach The Eighth Air Force offensive against Germany was jplned again today, for the fourth straight day Some Reasons Why To jo Got the Boot i, ,,,.,. „ < u - s ' Signal Corps plioto /rom NEA) J;ip bodies Mlcr Tnnapag Harbor beach at Saipan after suicidal nllcmpt to drive American Invaders i ^ack mlo the sea-mnle witnesses whose silent testimony was a faclor In the dtsmissnl of Premier 1 Soioar? 9«q^V%' ° P BCnC '' il ! ""^ While A '" el ' ica » s P ; »" «!»«, for ^r.A "t Saipan-235D dead-Jap losses were many times as great. U. S. forces alone buried nearly 12 1)00 of the enemy dead. Race For Vice Presidential Nomination Still Wide Open; Wallace and Truman Top List ;' CHICAGO,'July 21 (U.P.)-Tho battle ovw the .ci-atic candidates for vice-president move'il from bac ;t<? the convention floor this', .afternoon, 'with, the.-ra'. vprv ,n i,/*h 'i'lii tit *f l.« ~.*,. . ' very much .tip iiV'tlie air. There are at Jeast M potentinl candidates, with Vice Presidcnt Wallace and Senator Truman still at the lop'of the list. But as the convention got under-'* way for the nominating speeches it seemed no one would comm a majority O n the first ballot, ... though Wallace supporters claimed that the vice-president was onlj nine votes short. Truman boosters claim the senator from Missour has enough votes pledged on the second ballot to nominate him. Tills was the lineup shortly after noon: WALLACE—Harold Young, Wallace's campaign manager, claims the vice-president since yesterday has Increased his first ballot promised strength to 580 voics, nine short of majority. Truman Gains Support TKUMAN—New support developed for Truman this morning. He wns promised the 34 Massachusetts ° n the ftrst M " ot «' lci « bombs by instruments through „ smoke screen thrown up over Brux an industrial city below Dresden. 'The American raids followed up RAP heavy attacks last night on oil plants In the Ruhr, Hamburg Courtral in Belgium, nnd flying bomb Installations in northern Prance. As for the robot bomb attacks the Germans resumed their blind reprisals today on London and southern ingland. British anti-aircraft bat- .crics sending up heavy barrages are -liking a heavy toll of the unguidcd bombs. during the 40 years of United States ownership. Now America, ils Pearl Harbor wounds healed, is marching back to claim its own. Returns From Pacific JOINER. July 21.—Among mem uers of the First Marine Division who have returned to San Diego, Calif., after their first furlough in 2G months is Corp. Malcolm Gaines Ralph, son of Mrs. Delia Ralph of Joiner. Corporal Ralph left the United States in early 1942, landed on .Guadalcanal in August, 1942, and >oh New Britain in December, 1843, participating in two of the hardest of the jungle campaigns. Expected to arrive home next week, lie will have a 30-day furlough. Livestock ST. LOUIS, July 21, (UP.)—Hogs S.OOO, salable 6,000; top $14.10; 180240 pounds $14.00 lo $14.10; 140-160 pounds $12.25 to $13.25; sows $12.15. Cuttle, 2,800, salable 1,800; calves 1.000, all salable; mixed yearlings and heifers $12.00 lo $14.50; cows 811.50 to $12.00; cauners and cutters $6,00 to $8.00; daughter steers S10.00 to $17.00; slaughter helgers $8.00 to $10.60; stacker snci feeder Bteera S7.SO lo $13.00. southern England. Elam's Slayer Appeals Order To High Court Mark B. Shannon, El Dorado optical store, proprietor charged with the fatal shooting of Paul Elam, former Blythcville resident Jan, 21, appealed to the State Supreme Court yesterday from a Union Circuit Court order requiring him to be fingerprinted after he was released on $5000 bond. This case is reported to be the first of its kind. Shanson, who is charged with shooting Mr. Elam, a retired railway worker, in his optical store, contended that he would be giving giving evidence against himself if he submitted to faking of finger prints. The victim of the slaying was reared in Blythevllle where he operated B farm on North Highway 61 until moving to El Dorado 10 years ago. New York Cotton Mar. May July Ocl. Dec. 2092 2077 2059 2130 2111 2094 2059 2077 2044 2101 2025 2131 2103 2111 2078 2059 2097 2044 2081 2028 2064 2103 2133 2078 21H on the second ballot. SENATOR SCOTT LUCAS OF ILLINOIS—Lucns became one of the stronger "dark horse" candidate a tier Mayor Kelly, of Chicago, the Illinois Democratic leader, said that he had talked to President Roosevelt this morning, and had been assured Lucas would• be ac- ceplable. However, Kelly said his delegalion would cast all its votes for Lucas on the first ballol. and lie predicted that a majority thereafter would go to Truman. With the race wide-open at present, anything could happen if a long deadlock resulted. Bnrklcy A Possibility 'Hie vice-presidential possibilities include popular Senator Darkley of Kentucky . . . Supreme Court Justice Douglas, one of the three men now endorsed by llic President . . . Virginia Senator Byrd, who received the anti-foiirtli-term piolcst vole fnr president . . . Paul V. McNutt. the Federal Security Administration . . . Governor Broiigh- ton, of North Carolina . . . Speaker Sam Rayburn of Texas . . . Senator Bnukhead of Alabama . . . and several other favorite sons. At the moment, il seems that most of the opposition to Wallace was consolidating behind Senator Truman. But if a deadlock continues through two more ballots, there Is bound to be large shifts of support. Just about everybody at the convention, expert and amateur, conceded the race still WBS "wide open." The name of Senator Bankhead of Alabama was thr first placca in nomination for the vice-presidency after the roll-call of states began. Because of the large number of candidates to be offered, and all the seconding speeches, it was clear the balloting could not start before late In the afternoon. After Bsnkhcad, Senator Truman's name was placed before llic convention. Arizona yielded to Missouri so that Senator Bennett C. Clark, of that slate, could offer Truman's name, This brought County's School Fund Increases Receipts For Year Total $828,207.79, Auditor Discloses The Income of the school fund of Mississippi county has more lhan doubled In the last 10 years, P. E. Cooley, county auditor, re-' vealed today. The total receipts for the school year 1843-44 were $828,201.79, while in the same period, 1033-34, the lolal Income of the school fund was $320,224.13. One of the largest increases in the fund's sources which helped to account tor the high Income was the amount received from Hie State apportionment of Common School Fund, which supplied 42.5 per cent of the total this year. In 1933-34, this fund supplied only 23.B per cent n! the total. Another subslji.stlnl increase came from the local property taxes, which boosted the fund this year by $283,259.83 or 312 per cent, Ten years ago, this source amounted to $216,075.72, or 67.8 per cent of the total. A considerable Increase hi Hie. school land rent was also noted. Kent of ICtli Section School Land 10 years ago amounted to 5.7 per cent of the total, and this year, the rent supplies 8.9 per cent. A new source of income for the school fund is the State Teacher's Salary Aid Fund, which this year contributed $17,706. Former BAAF Instructor Reported Among Missing Tjicut. Curtis Jones Jr., former nlythcvlllc Army Al r Field fDshl Instructor, has bccn missing in action since July 2 when his plane failed to return from a raid over Hungary, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Jones Sr. t of Memphis, have been notified by the War Department, Lieutenant Jones received his wings at Columbus, Miss., Army Air Field in Oclober, 1942 He a>mc to th e local field as a flight instructor in December 1SM2, and from here went lo Smyrna, Tcnn.. for further (light training. He has bccn overseas about fix months. The Memphis flier attended Central High school in Memphis, and was graduated from the University of Arkansas. iwrtcrs. The chair sharply rebuked the boocrs. The name of Senator James C, round of boos from Wallace sup- tlon. O'Malioney was placed in nnmirm- Jaycees To Meet At Little Rock Group Will Consider Proposal To Change --.. Name.Of Organization The proposed change of Ihe nn.... of the U. s. Junior Chamber of Commerce will be cli.scii.ssed »t « meeting of stale directors mul local presidents of the organisation Sunday in wtlle Rock. The state group will decide whether they prefer lo keep the naino' or cKmsc n new one. Among the suggested new titles are tlie Young Men's Business Association Young Men's' Chamber of Com- inerce, and Jnyccc, Inc. The decision of the slate groiir. will lie presented to the national directors meeting lo be held in Chicago in September, when llic final choice will be made. Also to tie decided at Sunday's meeting will be whether lo relate the meeting place of (he state directors, whose quarterly sessions are held In Little Hock. Representing the local Jaycees will be Jimmy Smothermon, president, and Jimmy Stevenson, state director. Principal speaker at the one-day meeting at the Marlon Holcl will be Governor Homer Adklns, who will address the group at a luncheon. Spenkltig In the afternoon session will be E. c. "Chick" Plornoy ol Jackson, Miss., vice president of the U. S. Jaycees. He xvilt discuss the affairs of the national and slate organization. Bob Wheeler ol Harrison, president of tlie Arkansas Jaycees, will profile nt the meeting. Terry To Speak At Court House Candidate To Discuss Gubernatorial Race At 8:30 O'Clock Former Congressman Dave D. Terry will bring his campaign for governor Into filylhcvlile tonight for his first public appearance in MlsEisslppil County In behalf of his candidacy. Mr. Terry will speak 0:30 o'clock lonight on the Court House lawn. He will be Introduced by Churchill M. Buck, local attorney. A Little Rock attorney, \fr. Terry served In the U, S. Congress for two terms. He Is a veteran ol World War I. Continuing his campaign In this county, Mr. Terry will visit Lcach- vlile and Manila tomorrow, and will spoak In Osccola tomorrow night. County office seekers will be given an opportunity to make their Pfllillcnl nmtoimccments at (he rally tonight, it was announced. ihrysler 91 Coci\ Cola 135 1-4 Gcri Electric 381-8 en Motors 62 Y Central 20 1-4 ;nt Harvester 761-2 North Am Aviation 07-8 ARKANSAS—Generally fair this Republic ^Stccl 191-4 afternoon, tonight and Saturday. Studebakcr 171-8 Somewhat warmer Saturday aflcr- Standard of N J 50 3-4 noon. Weather Suspects Face Firing Squads In Blood Purge High Officers Slain For Attempt On Life Of Hitler Yesterday Hitler's filing sritmds nrc ivorklni; ovcrtlnin in; he tries to keep cicv- inany out nf i> xrcond wnr, i vvur on tin. 1 IroiiK! fronts. Already, lleriln has rcvi'nlcil Ilin execution of Colonel CIcniMiil l.nil- wlg Heck, former chief of tin; gun- I'l'iil staff. Heck is l»i!gc<| us llic rhigMutcr In the Ilrtil known wartime, rebellion against lllllcr. Says DNIJ: . "Tlinrc Is revealing proof of his contact wilh an cnvniy power." Aim fallen before n flrlim sqiuul Is (jolniuil Count Von Siniilfcnlwrg. a memliiir of tho acrnmn gi-ncntl stuff, accused of planting the bninli which Ijiiii.TOd nml biirncil Illllcr, killed a colnntjiic, and wounded 12 admirals and Roncriils. 13NI1 siiyii inilllnry officials Imvc executed ovor leaders In the pint. An ( i still others are said In have cimmilltal sillcldi:. And Gi'stnpo Chief Illininlnr Is i;ulhlessly Inmllns down further suspect.'!.' Kcfolt Itcpiirlcil Criwlicil Hitler now seems to lie In full control uiul all communications out of Germany are'In service. Indeed, Nn/l lironilcnsts sny the revolt wn« "coiii]ilcielv crushed." However, news Is Icakini; out of Hie widening scams nf Pnrtiess Europe Inilleallng thni nil Mill Is not tranquil In the Reich.'A mys- teioiis ghost \'oicc IntcrriiDtcd a Nnxl nniunuiecr toilny'lo sny:. . "Hlmmlcr Is brinulng SS.liiioiis Inln-iicdon agnhwt llui Wchrmachl nnil Moody baltlas nre lokliig pliic'c Tn Iticiaoiiunn hoinelaili)." , While the Oermmi linnonnccr dutlfull}' rend n cnmrntmlcina, the ghost volee made such slalcindnls as: i • • "ftefuse oliedlencc (o Hitler's Rangs. Join the Kcnnrnlj!. ' Put -n halt to Hitler's bandits. Join -the revolt." The Free Ocrninny Nnllonnl Committee, sot up In Russia, also Is bcnminp broadcasts to. the German people, telling them to rise In open war against the Nazis. Vim KliigG Anmmnrcs I.nynlty Hut the Ocnnnn conVuinndcr in VVeslcrn Europe, Mjirshal Von Klugo, wns oulck to slate his stand on (he matter. Transocean News Agency riiiolt'.i him us saying In n proclamation: "Soldiers In the west, a small group of dismissed officers have made a low attempt on the life oi our Fcuhrcr. For us . there Is only one slognn, to stand through the fight until victor; comes, unshakable loyally to the Fuehrer." the German Secretnry of State Hull warns against over- optimism." However, he says the nUni* on Hitler clenrly Indicntcs that the realization of Germany's Interpretations of move differ widely. 'Impending defeat' the Re.'ch. Is spreading In The dlstineulshe,! British seaman, Lord Vanslltart, takes another view. He sums It, up this way in n United Press Interview: "I still lean heavily on the POSK!- lillity that this was 1 a phony piny. If any bombs fn]] within a few feet of me I hope they have no morn effect (than they lind on Hitler)." Tlic scmi-.-fficlnl Vnllcnn news service says il understands that Pope Plus has sent a Iclcgrnm to Miller expressing pleasure that he escaped nssniffihiHlton. Flames Destroy Box Plant At Little Rock Today LITTLE ROCK, July 21. (UP)— Kirc of undetermined origin has swept through the S. and J. box Company nt Little tiock,'causing a Ires estimated at nearly $15,000. Lcland B. Jones, co-owner .of thn ficclory, says equipment In' the factory was insured for S'1.000. . ' The lire wns discovered In a sawdust pile In an adjoining building Victim of Crash Ijleut. William W. tlntcs son of Mrs. Alllo Man Hales and the Into w. II. fifties of Stecie, Mo., who vvus Instantly killed In uvriilr- planc crush near Kcrrvlllis, Texas, lust aiuiday morning, fnni-ral services fur Iho yomiK uvlntor wore held yesterday at stccle Mnlhodlsl Church. Soviet s Claim Fall Of Lwow To Come Soon MOSCOW, July 21 (U.I'.)-Mns- cow rcimrls tlie Ijuttlo for Lwow In I'oliind Is In the flnnl phase. Powerful Uussiaii avniored forces are converging on from threo directions, llus.s(nn military oli- torvers believe llio Oormnn gnrrl- hfm will be ousted quickly from the key furlrcj.'i on the smitheni route to Derlln. Soviet confidence In ,lhc im- nilncnt fallof'Uvow Is reflected In Hie jfact that Russian civilians, bnnK cleiti,' ilniKt'lsis, doctors mid architect!),'aru moving In wllh the lied .Army.' ±^l*' : . ; '/.;•'•. North of Lwow, the ' noiv k Riis-' Blan offensive aimed at Warsaw is driving a powerful''pinccrn westwards. One army Is .Vniy D-l miles from Ui'e Polls!) cnjiltiil. And fur to the noiih, other Soviet troops arc fighting for control of roads lending into East Prussia nnd expanding gains I west of the Nlcmc-n river In lower Lithuania. Although Derllii reported Russian foiccs eight miles from tho original East Prussian frontier, Moscow did not specify mileages. Bakery Truck Driver Fined After Accident M. T. Unrr. driver of llic Taystcc Uaklng Company, was fined $25 this morning In Municipal Courl when he plead guilty to driving while intoxicated In conncclloi with an accident early Sunday morning In which Aviation Trainee John McDcmott was injured when struck as he wns standing beside a car parked near Twin Gables Cafe on North Highway 01. Condition of the soldier, who hnd been undergoing treatment at the nlythcvlllc Arm v Air Field hospital since the accident Iti which he received a skull injury and head lacerations,' was Party's Racial Platform Opposed By McClcllan CONVENTION II IS A DQUAR- TERS, Chicago, July 21. (UPi — Senator John McC'lcllan has expressed opposition In tlie Democratic parly" racial platform, The Arkansas senate,/ yesterday expressed complete opposition to the racial plank as finally adopted. And his statement which was to Ire uddcd lo the platform was voted down by the committee. 'his is McClellan's slalcment which the committee threw out: "Those gonls and objectives the Democratic party pledges itwlf to allain through constitutional and Democratic processes." The platform, as a whole, was passed by the convention by voice vote. Old Glory Flies " Over Beachhead On Pacific Isle Mighty Bombardment By Soa, Air Fortes Covers U. S. Landings »y Uiille.l I'rcss Amoricmi .fighting men still aic pouring ashore on Cumin and the American Hug has b ccn mlsC(1 on the beachhead, the first United States territory relnkeii lioni the Admiral Nlmlu reveals that Army mill I. Mnrino foiccs hnve met only "moderate ground opposition" Bliicc. Ihclr Invasion of the laigost of Ihu Mnrlnims Islands on Thuis- " I11 « ! ' n ''« t say opposition , on is lighter than on ncniby Saipan Jungle-covered Ownn h Iniger by 161 square miles limn Its cuptuicil neighbor; American ilRhtlng men on oiiiini, who enivMl out n bpachheatl noon after Invading, nre hauling under cover of a mighty sea nml »lr bombiirdciicnl ' Islands "Saddled" Hundreds of 'carrier-based planes mid tlio WB guns of Imtlleihlps unit cssor vessels pnvctl the way foi the limiting W u u u i 7 .,| ny n |, no ^ non-stop bomlmrdmont, Uhc most intensive ever mounted In nn amphibious operation In the Pacific And they Mill are theio, those planes ntid ships of the Fifth Fleet Still Imminorlng uwuy nt Japanese strong .points that might snag the American advance. , The invasion of Ounm/ first Am- crlcim Island to full to' the Jnps comes nn even doicn days aftci' tlie flnnl conquest of Salpau. No official estimate of the sl/o of tho enemy garrison on Guam h uvnll- jiltle. ' But, the enemy Is Hummed to have tried to linpiovc hh defenses in the past few months So far there no Indication whether, the Americans also have • gone, nsliorc at Tlnlan, Rota', 'pVig'an . . Belnfc Pfeh<31--<» ' The ..government crisis in 'Jnpnn ' of- Salpan! > m-, , . still hasn't been resolved.' ;H6wever n Tokyo i broadcaster says General Koiso Is 'expected to submit to the emperor by Saturday the names of new cabinet members. Kolso, along wilh Admiral Yonal, picked to form a government icplncing that of fallen Genera! 7'oJ6. -, f Apparently, Kolso Is Inking the lead and may be named piemlcr. Jnpnn lias suffered setbacks In other sectors of the vast Pacific iiremi besides, the Marianas. Mitchell medium bombers have sunk llirce more Jnp ineichnntmen. among the Dutch East Indies In India British troops have raided the cn- ""*' kCy ( ' HBln 6 'mlles early morning, The flames spread rapidly, and by the tlma.Ore- men arrived half of the building was in flames. • The factory was engaged exclusively In filling government contracts for shell boxes. . Several adjoining buildings and residences were damaged. New York Stocks A T &T Amer Tobacco Bctli Steel 103 73 7-8 61 1-2 Windstorm Damages Area Around Greenwood, Miss. GREENWOOD, ,Mi;s., July 21 (UP)— Greenwood Army Air Base officials report that a sudden windstorm, which caused much damage tn the Greenwood area of Mississippi delta yesterday, reached 8 velocity of 100 tulles an hour. The gale grew out of a thunderstorm and brought a heavy rain which farmers aid would help crops, particularly cotton, suffering from weeks of drought. Chicago Wheat high July . 157'( 158V. Sept. .15654 158H 156S open high low close 157'( 158','. 157« 1581& 157=6 1.6S Chicago Ryo July open high low close 19814 .109 U 108'.i 109 109 1 !, 3 Steel- •; 58 1-8 Sept.. 1001s 110!4 KM 109S 10954 south of Ukhrul, seizing considerable quantities of equipment. And in central Burma, casualties were in- Illctcd nnd prisoners taken In strong pntrol activity near Myltkylnn. ',, Back In Honolulu, the Army's Central Pacific chief, Lieutenant Ocneral Richardson,' has "sh'ed his title as military govcrnor.'of Hawaii. He says the former office ol military governor will continue to function as the office of Internal security, nut he adds: "I believe .the Lille- has served Its purpose." . ... .:,.'. Henry To/iVer Held In Death Of Woman Charges of murder were filed ycs- lerdny against Henry Tollver. 50- year-old Negro, In connection with the fatal shooting of Parlcc Murry, Negro woman whose - body, was found in a dilcli near the Blylhe- vllle Cotton Oil Mill yeslerday morning. ': The Negro man was In the county jail today following his- arrest about noon yesterday. Ho vyii'l face preliminary hearing in Municipal Court tomorrow morning. Pour shots were fired into the body of the woman, one striking her in the heart, another in the right breast, one In the arm. and one in the jaw. Slid was believed lo have been shot about 4 o'clock yesterday morning near . the railroad track and her body dragged about 50 feet and thrown In the ditch. > .Officers said that according .to witnesses Tollver was seen with the woman about midnight/Wednesday. He denied the report; 5 Officers did not elaborate on the charges. The slain woman operated the Cottage Inn Tavern on South First street which Toliver established. He owns rental properly in Blythe- vllle and has long been In the coal hauling business here. N. 0. Cotton OBell high low close Mar. . 2098 2099" 2063 2063 2103 y . 2081 2083 2C46 2046 2086 July . 2062 2063 2027 2027 2W7 Oct. . 2134 2136 2105 2105 2138 Dec. . 2113 2114 2080 2080 2115 • "•

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