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Save Waste Poperf It is valuable to <fct War Uhttl VftUch this paper for Collection Dates! BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' ™* DOMINANT MKW8PAPTO Of NORTHBABT ARKANSAS AND 6OOTHKA8T MISSOURI '^"^ ^"^ VOL. XLI—NO. 122 Biythevllle DaUy Newt Blythevlll* Courier BlythevJil* Her»ld i Valley Leader JSLYTHRVILLE, ARKANSAS, TIIUUSDAY, AUGUST 10, 1044 Young Guam-American Patriots These liltle Guam native children hold a pair of crude American flags, made by Ihcir mothers while held captive by Hie Japanese. When Americans first startjd "pro-Invasion of Hie Island, those children wavi-d the flags at the pilots. One flag has 3 stripes, 12 stars ami the other 7 stripes 44 stars. (NKA Telcpholo.) German People Face Strictest Demands of War Gocbbels Orders All Available Civilians To Fight Or Work LONDON, Aug. 10 (U.r>,)—The Nazis have made new tintl ruthless total war demands on Ihe German' people In probubly Ilic mewl Klrln- (•cn( mobilization decree ever served upon a nation. Joseph Goebbels. dictator of the home front, 1ms ordered hitherto cxempl men Inlo uniform lo bolster reeling German armies. Vlr- lually all oilier civilians were ordered Into Ihe m-lch's war Indus- trles. The decree means thai thousands of government and Naul party officials, key industrial men and others reserved as Indispensable for Hie lasl five years, will bo Kent to Ihe baltle fronts. Reflecting the Ilctch's critical situation, the decree .-irders all female domestic help, all foreign workers, and young people in cul- ural projects such as Ihe Ihcatcr SINGLB COPIES FIVE tfENTS ^Hitler Rushes 16 Divisions To Eastern Front In Frantic Effort To Halt Soviet Drive MOSCOW, Aug. 10 (U.P.)—The Germans have sent heavy reinforcements to the eastern front in a supreme effort lo check the Russians. According lo information reaching-' Moscow, Hitler has moved. more than 16 additional divisions, from 160,000 to 240,000 men, from central Germany and occupied countries to the custom battle lines, now almost at the German border. , .". Hitler ordered'the eastern German armies to "Fight to tlie last soldier" for Germany's threatened eastern borders- rNazl prisoners say, a- recent -order * of the day from the Fuehrer cpii-' veyefl; this warning::-."Germany'- is immediately behind your, bick'.';-is you retreat, you only open the door of your own home to the enemy." The pc' already are cpuntor- * Prussia border and on the approach- es.lo the Polish city of Krakow, key to the southern invasion route to Berlin. vf-j. A German DNB dispatch claims •(/tlie Nazis have recaptured a Llth- unnian town 11 miles from Ihe East Prussian Irontier. Apparently, the ferocity of German counter-attacks has hailed or at least slowed down tlie Soviet offensive. But the Russians repo/t their troops arc holding firm and am regrouping fdr new drives. The baltle inside Warsaw still is raging. But General Bor, leader of the Polish underground, lias issued another appeal for aid for his »p.- triols ballling in the Polish capi- - tnl's streets. General Bor warns that If no help .arrives, Ills forces and Warsaw's populalion face lotal extermination. On the diplomalic front, the Polish exile government's mission left Moscow by plane today for conferences in London on selling up a coalition government for Poland. Premier Mikolajczyk received new assurances from Marshal Stalin before departing that Russia desires a strong, Independent and democratic Poland. LfBIConference Will Be Held Here August 18 Crime detection, including the study of fingerprinting, firearms, and case histories of the most notorious of the Federal Bureau of Investigation fiigllivcs, will be discussed at a PHI Police Conference to IK held here Aug. IB, al 7 p.m., in the Legion hut. Local law enforcement officials are invilcrt lo altend the quarterly meeting which Is th= second onc to Vjc held this year. R. J. Untreincr of Little Rock, special agent in charge, will discuss (lie careers ami show slides of the most outstanding FBI fugitives. Anolhcr phase of the crime detection program will fealurc an exhibit of each typo of weaixm in the Little Hock FBf ficlj office, and the effectiveness of each. Fingerprinting also will be discussed by an FBI agent. Victim Buried FORT SMITH, Ark., Aug. 10 Funeral services were held today for W. M. Maughan of Fort Smith Who was electrocuted in a storm Tuesday morning. He Is survived by his wife, two tons and one daughter. New York Cotton open high low close Mar. . 2081 2084 2075 2081 2074 May . 2060 2061 2055 2059 2054 July . 2038 2038 2032 2038 2034 2119 2127 2115 2120 2116 2104 2108 ,2098 2101 2097 Oct. Dec. Trains ride smoother In hot Hits CIO Legislation Congressman Talks To Rotary Members At Meeting Today "Unless the people of America and the Congress of tlie United States stand united and arouse themselves to battle we soon will be living In a Soclalislic America;Congressman E. C. "Took" Gain- ings told Rolarians.loday at their weekly luncheon meeting at Hotel Noble. "Such bills as the Mtirray-Kil- gorc bill, now being argued on the floor of Die Senate must not be permitted to pass. Tlic CIO would have us pay $35 weekly unemployment compensation to high'priced labor when tlie past-war shutdown comes white our boys fighting on the far flung fronts of the world are drawing only J50 monthly," he said. "We mast face these issues squarely and do everything within our power to stem the tide of Socialism which tlie CIO is trying to force upon this country," lie added. "It is to he hoped that southern Democrats working with northern Republicans In Ihe house of Congress will be able to smash not only the Murrr.y-Kilgorc bill but olher CfO socialistic bills, such as tlie one fostering socialized medicine" he stated. Mr. Gathings explained the important points of tlie GI bill and what It would mean to the boys returning from service. He pointed out that tile biisln and industrial leaders, together with Congress, must make extensive plans now for post-war employment or sve would again bo faced with a terrible depression. "Congress mart act soon on the important post-war problem so that each community may start making plans to absorb their returning soldiers." lie said. Oilier guesls of the club were Lloyd Godley, Osccola; D. D. Wll- Flames Damage Church Building Loss Is Estimated At Approximately $1000 In Fire Yesterday Fire of unknown origin swept the Pilgrim Holiness Church, I in West Cherry, at 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, causing damages csll- mated al about $1,000. The entrance anil bell lower of the frame building, and the roof was partially destroyed'In the blaze. The Rev. p. Paul Bkltllck, pastor, said that the building was partially covered by insurance. He told firemen that he was al the church until 3 oo'clock, and Iherc was no evidence of Ilic fire 'then. Neighbors discovered the flames in liijic for-firemen to'prevent-the cnllre building from being destroyed. The flames were believed lo have originated in lhc entrance Fire Chief Roy Head said. Trains Detour As Water Main Leak Is Sought Willie 50 yards of the Frisco railroad track at the West Walnut street crossing were being removed today in search of a broken water main, trains were delayed for several minutes when they were cictourcd around the main track on a side track. The leaking water main was discovered late last ilium when a section foreman, whose duly it Is to Inspect the track abend of passenger trains, reported that the crossing was sinking. Workers dug into the ground around (lie track and found the water, and today both Frisco Riul city employes aided in the cftort to find the source of the leak. The side track extends from about 150 feet south of the depot to 20 feet north of the crossing. Principal delay was caused when trains were backed onto the main line at the station. O. P. Rainey, Frisco general agent, said at noon that it was expected that the water main would be repaired within 24 hours. ' TOUAI'8 WAB ANM/V8III Allies Drive U-Boats From French Ports 87 JAMES IIAHFEK United Prac HUH WrIUr Tlic war agalnsl Germany at nwv Is being won mi land. Allied sailors and airmen lurneil Ihe tide lu llio llntllo of Hie Allan- lie by sinking 500 U-boal.s since Ilic start of the war. Now Allied soldiers arc winning Ilia llatllc of the Atlantic- by closing against (he purls which sent oul Ihosc submarines. Thfce-miarlers of (lie U-boal.i op- crallni; from western France uscil lhc big ports of Hrest, Unleiil and St. Naralrc-. Itasetl at Brest were' lhc I'lrsl ami Ntnlh Holllliis, while lliti lOlh opera led (rom Ixii'lent and lhc Six Hi anil Seventh from St. Nazntrc. Thcro, in those three U-bpat pm Is,were lhc ' Ihlck-roofci! pens which shlold- Ihc raiders Iroin A11 i c d tombs. There, loo, \vurc o be transferred Into nrmamclH [repair shops, sup- ' iKluslrlos. Any persons not subject Ply depots 'md Jlxmcs Harper Roosevelt Confers With Nimilz And Mac Arthur On Hawaii Visit, Inspecting Mighty Pacific Base * ~ — .—> ' .... Confident That Japan Will Be Fully Defeated o work in faclorles are under or-; lor lo Intensify work al home. i Here arc oilier demands in locbbcls' decree: Cancellation of all public func- lons of non-mllllary character, such IK receptions, musical fc.sllvals and commcniorallvc ceremonies, Reduction of- all sections of cultural life. Oilier measures arc lo be announced laler for husbanding manpower in internal iidniinlslrallon, railways and postal services. The official German news iigcncy DNI3, in announcing Ihe decree, said: 'Everything must disappear from liubllc life which Is not completely in accord wllh the harshness of tlie sLrugalc of German destiny." Offer Plan For Surplus Goods Three Senators Seek Separate "AgcnCy'Tor ! Disposal Of Surplus - WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (U.P.l— The controversy over reconversion ikllled technicians. The rcmiilnlni; two of Hie eight submarine llollllas which opcrjilccl oul of western France are based al :,a I'nlllcc iintl Bordeaux, lint only yesterday Allied planes carried out a tcrrltlc raid on u-houL fadllllcs at La Palllce, and Bordeaux Is re- TOiicd lo have been captured by French patriots. Kasy Hmnlilng Tarycls I5ven so.'Ui Piillic-t' lies only some 15 air miles from Nanles, which *<oon should topple to American columns. Hence, bolh It and Hor- dniii.x, uroimd 100 miles further along, will eventually be wllhln a few ;iiliinlc.i (light of Allied warplanes. Soon, Ihe U-lxmIs based there must Join the liomcte vessels evicted from llrcsl, SI. Niv/.alro nnd Lorlciil, They must seek sheltci elsewhere. Each German /lolllln amslsUs of from 12 lo 20 submarines. Thus, upwards of ma u-bonts must make a perilous voyage through waters dominated liy American ships am planes lo seek sanctuary In n port still controlled by Genuimy. 'They could make for the fjords of Nor•way. But lhere..thpy .would, luck-thi Irlglily fecliiilcid rcVair'frtClllllcs liiu the skilled wnrktnoW needed to kcct an intricate submarine alloat, Allies Form Hew Airborne Army To Be Commanded By Brereton; Spearheads Draw Nearer Paris LONDON, AUK. 10 (U.I'O—Tlie Allies forced mil. now (ruins lowiird I'aris today, mul Allied liciitUimirtcrs mi- notincwl n new <levclfl|micnt Unit apullsj lYcali disusler for lliller'H imnie.s in wciUcni Kimjpo. The AllicN Imve formed nn cnliroly air hnnio nnny, Die l' .such force in mililiiry lii.slory. Thu «ir liorno nrniy in under llio command of United Slides Liculeiiiml ticnenil Lewis II. lircroloii- Its potcnlialilies nro eimrmoii.s- Thu now force could swoop down behind the (Ionium Army anywhere it iried lo niiike a sliind. AH the Genniinsi flod hofore one nnny, thoy would run into the wilheriiiK fire of thu nirbornn inci), iiifi- ;hinofi iiiul Runs set for Imltle behind llio enemy lines. In short, nn enemy rolroat could well be cut to pieces. It's quIlD possible that the ntr • •—— T Probably, they try to sli| New York Stocks AT&T iG2 I-B Amer Tobacco . Anaconda Copper Beth Steel '. Chrysler Coca Cola '.'.'.'.'.'.".'. Gen Elcclrlr, Gen Motors . Montgomery Ward . .... fill Harvester into Germany's Baltic ports, firm and Its affiliated problems Is the which they operated In World War main loplc in Washington today. I. But the British navy lias all bu Three senators, two Democrat. 1 ; mid bottled up Die Baltic mid the wnn- a Republican, have proposed a new tiering U-boats might flml the rout plan for divorcing the question of liomc blocked. On lop of that, it Rus- smplns property disposal '• from slan (Icct Is reported lo be llirow- olhcr phases of the reconversion-l n e its weight nroimd In that urcn problem. Under their plan, i> sur-. Even so, by basing in the Baltic plus properly administration would ' they would lengthen by hundred, lie set up within the Offlce'of War , ol miles llielr roulc lo raiding areas Mobilization or its successor. Sponsors of the plan are Senators Tart of Ohio, the Republican, - Clu'.miet Too Shallow Wherever the raiders go, It won' 1 1)0 to any Na'/.l-lield channel port and Senators Stewart, of Tennessee Tlie channel's over-all depth of 20C and Murray, of Monlana, Democrats. Although they team up on the surplus property plan, Tail and Murray are poles apart on another phase of the over-all reconversion piclurc. Murray is a co-sponsor of the Murray-Kilgorc Bill providing federal of unemployment, compensation. Taft is vigorously opposed to this bill and Instead, favors the George Bill providing for slates rights. Senator Pepper of Florida, a supporter of HID Mtirray-KHuore Bill, opened today's Senate debnle with n warning Ihat If it is not passed, another riole nnd another WPA face the country after the war. Incidentally, during the debate, n group of clerk; from the Kllgorc sub-committee were ordered from the floor of Die Senate after a protest from Republican leader While of Maine. Only one committee clerk is supposed to he allowed on tlie floor at one lime. But the Kllgore Committee has had as many as five and never less than three. 70 5-8 2(5 Cl 5-8 00 7-8 133 3-4 62 1-4 47 78 1-8 58 1-2 55 I-4 47 3-4 dent of the club, presiding. Kiwanians Have Guest Roger Blessing of Little Rock was a guest at the Klwanls Club luncheon held yesterday noon at Hotel Noble. As 11.1 program had been planned, only routine business was attended to, with J. L. Terrell, lircsi- Fulbright Dislikes Political Classification LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 10 (UP) — Congressman J, W. Fulbright, who won the Democratic nomination for United States Senator from Arkansas by a "landslide" Tuesday, says he shouldn't be classified nn- ttcr any political category. The young congressman, who will undoubledly win election in November, says he objccls to being classified as cither a liberal, progressive or conservative. He says: "As far as business Is concerned, I probably would be clasific-d as a conservative. While In the matter of International affairs I probably belong In the progressive group. But I object strenuously to being put under any of these Inclusive names." As for the New Deal, Fulbright says he likes some ol the things It lias done, and deplores other actions It has taken. weather because of rail expansion. The former University of Arkan- president, says his victory at later appointed chairman of a del' the (rails Tuesday wasn't a victor;, for any class, organized labor, agriculture or business. "I had support from all groups, and I expect lo be fair to all," he says. Fulbright will probably have his eye set on the influential Senate Foreign Affairs Commiltce when he lakes his scat In January. But membership in the committee will depend on whether Iherc are vacancies and whether others with seniority displace him. When he entered Congress a year and a half ago he found a House foreign Affairs Committee wilh five vacancies and was appointed a member. He first won attention for an exchange of words with Con- gresswonian Clare Booth Luce and later with his famous "Lasting Peace' resolution. Fulbright was egalion lo a London conference on educational rehabilitation. He served as chairman during the conference. < -"»i Although Fiilbrifjht won't be 40 until next April D. he won't be the youngest U. S. senator Arkansas has sent to Washington. A. H. Sevicr was only 34 when he won the senatorial post from Arkansas tn 1836. Other "youngsters" who represented Arkansas in the Senat<. Included S. W. Dorsey, who won election at 31; W. K, Sebastian and Alex McDonald, »ho went to Washington at the age of 38; Powell Clayton, who won the post at 37; and Solon Borland, who entered Ihe senate at 38. One of Arkansas' greatest and most Influential senators, the late Joe T. Robinson, was 40 when he won his seat In Washington. Kirnc army Is gelling set lo lukn >arl In the bailie,for 1'arls, a tml- that finds the- Mauls Hiving ground almost hv lhc hour, M<i v Outflank Cupldi! Unconfirmed radio rcpnrlx this iflcrnnott say American spearheads nay already have plungix! lo pnsl- lons 4(1 lo 6(1 miles west and southwest of (he French capllal. Tlm-c-'s possibility (hiil the city inlijhl be outflank from Ihe soulli. Allied spokesmen Indli'iiie dial German rear guards arc offering liici'ciisliigjy stiff resistance ngalnAt the Parts bound Americans, nut so lur Ilicrc l.s no .sign lluil the rtniei'r leans have run up against major opposition. A Nazi controlled Scnmllnavlan news ii«cni;y says Hit Clcmmus are evacuating Ilia French'capllal, moving their headqimiicrs to MoU in Eiislcrn I'Yancc near the German border. The Germans put out another report this aflcrnoon about i.lciilcn- anl General I'allon' The- propaganda news'agoric.v DNH said he npiiarcnlly has taken over coniirmnd i)f what it called the Third Amer- •icari'Army.-l.n Franco., : AHk(l licnrt- quarters never has Idciillllcd n third army. The Nazis claimed 1'a.t- Ion was lending the lank forces lluil arc rumbling toward Paris from the southwest. Nnv Nnrrnandy (ialns On lhc Normandy front the British racked up new gains as they Joined forces wllh lhc Canadians In a drive alined at blowing open Hie shortest road to I'aris, 112 miles casl of these Allied armies. The Germans admit llio juncture trappe<| a small number of their troops but both sides Indicate that most of lhc Na/.ls were able to get 83,000 Workers Idle In Strikes ODT Will Take Over Transport Linos If Washington Orders lly Unllctl rrex.1 Seven major strikes arc keeping : q'"',,"i'"?' """, " llul ^ sl - 1 " rrei1 ' Eonio lilMlDO men Idle In tlie nation I?™"' >c ''W 1» iiinko *. ™»o mid ili'lng up vllal witr producllon• I hcss . '" lll ° AuieVlcan people, The latest walkout nmirreil at !.V. ! ./ lcm " " rsl "™<'Hl report Renews Promise That ' MacArrhur Will Lead Army Back To Bataan WASHING-ION,' Aug. 10 (UP) — rivsldent Hoosevell has vlslled Hawaii personally to check with Pacific leaders'on Ilic blueprint 'tf> crush Japan. The 'ohlef executive spent three days confcrrlne In Honolulu bolh with acneral MacArlhur and Ad- iiilnil Nimllj!. ncforc leaving ; oii July 'XI Mr. Roosevelt, personally renewed his ptalijo thnt General MacArlhur. will lend a triumphant Unllcd Slates Army back to Dit- laan. ... Iii fuel, he IcW n zieira conference that iiiii tirsl-liand inspection of Ajnc-rlca's mighty-Paolfla biwc made him morn confident limn ever that (he Japs will bu bcnleii into unconditional surrender.- il was a busy' three clnys. Tlic TrnsUlcnt made speeches, lalked to wounded soldiers, war workers: and fight-Ing men, and'pored over plans wllh Naval and Army leaders. He' looked over ballle-scan-ed ships ond planes, aiul battle-scarred men; Kill) I .Slv'- The luiest the Ford Motor Ooiiipiuiv Immljer I „., „ u . , , . - sub-assm.bly lines at IllKlilaml 1 1 . 1|C I1|tsl[lc ut went to Hawaii by away. The Canadians themselves ap- feet Isn't cnaugli to provide protection for a submarine which would have lo docile watchful naval mill, and near-based Allied planes. The Allied U-boat net is wltL'l] spread and closely meshed. Whcr ever Ihe raiders go they will Dm ships with depth charges, plane, waiting with bombs. The submit rlne, lor the second time, has fai.lcc to channel Ihe llde of victory in world war toward Germany. In the early days, Germany's U-boat fleet hod the Allies on tin ropes. But in 1042 Allied counter measures began to worfc. In 19-1J the ttn>. definitely switched ngnlns llifi raiders. By Hint time it was tin U-boats thai were on the ropes. From last January to lost June, vast Allied fleets salted the sea 1 ; with less than half the loss they Inflicted on tlie dwindling naval forces of the e;iemy, and that Includes Japan. And all tlie while Ihe Allied shipping poo! was increasing by some sis vessels a day. On March 1C, 1043, an arrogant German broadcaster said: "It docs seem jwsslble as lime goes on Ihat the shipping space at the Allies' disposal ivill progressively dwindle. In fact, this is not a mere probability, II is a certainty." Hut the Germans. Instead of listening to their own broadcasts, should have listened to the "Bl|j Three" at Tehran when they said: "No power on earth can prevent our destroying tlie German armies by land and their U-boate al sea." pearctl to hnvc been stopped momentarily about five mile.*, north of Falalsc, at the base of the Caen Officers Will Inspect Local Guard Company Two visiting officers, one from the Little Rock headquarters of tlie Gth Infantry, Arkansas Guard, and the other from the Eighth Service Command, Dallas, Texas, will Inspect members of Company K, local guard unit, here tomorrow night at the armory on South Second Street, It was announced today by Capt. Oliver W. Coppedge, company commander. MaJ, Carl I. Hosnck, plans BI«| training officer on the staff of Col. Hendrlx Lackey, Arkansas Guard commander, will be accompanied here by Major Morris, regular Army officer supervising state guard units in this urea. The officers will Inspect both personnel and equipment of tlie Blytheville unit. lo Falnlsc highway. On Ihe Canadian left Hank, however, oilier nrltlsh mitts are rc- IXHlcd lo be llghllng around VI- inont, seven miles southeast of Caen and on the road Ihat runs from Caen to I'nrls, 112 miles away. Gains of more ihan two miles were made. Ill IlrlUany, lhc Germans still nrc holding out In Jlrcst, Lorlent and Nantes as well as Angers, 50 miles northeast of Nantes. I/orlent, Nanles an,i Angers all are encircled. May F.vacualo C!an(som American filers who attacked Brest say the Germans have begun lo block tlie great porl, apparently preparing for Its surrender. Nail vessels were said to have entered Brest «ud Lorlcnl, presumably lo cvaciiale lhc Nazi garrisons. In belwccn Normandy and Bril- lany the Americans are advancing In lhc Morlaln scclor, although Mortnln itself has been recaptured b v the Germans. As for the Allied air campaign acalnst the Germans, Brotnln's biggest bombers struck another blow at the enemy's oil supplies in France- this afternoon following similar night assaulls. The daylight formations atlacked an oil storage depot near the Paris airport of Lc Bourgct without loss to them selves. Nazi broadcasts said American heavy bombers had flown Into Southwestern Germany. And from ftaly today, up lo 500 American heavyweights hit the German ol' supplies near Plocsll In Romania. On the Italian land front, the Germans say the British are gclt'.ni; iet lo open a large scale offensive In the Florence area, aimed at crossing to the northern bank ol the Arno river. The Nazis have withdrawn their main forces froai the southern banks of the Arno and the British are in full control of all high ground In the area east of Florence. 1'iirk, Mich. About IOOD men mill lu a imilcvst ngiilniit comrmny failure lo pny Dion for a 20-miimle lunch period. The . biggest slrlkc Js by 00,000 Midwest truck drivers and freight haiullurs which . Is paralyzing ovcr- Iho-road shipments In eight stales. The men want a seven-cent Increase In liolirly^nay.'- - ..*..;•,-,. :.'...., SpokiisniciiUorHii'ti biiorafoVs hire'- illct the ' Innisporl lines will be aken over by the Office of Defense Tnnisiwrtation within 4fl hours. Tlic ODT local office In Chicago inys It's 'all ready to move In as ioon ns It gets' a green light from Washington, lint In Ihe capital, Ilic Munition appenrR to be confused. Several federal agencies arc reported working on recommendations (o be submlllcd lo War Mobilization Director Byrnes, and President Roosevelt If necessary. War Labor Hoard chairman Dnvls lins sent, n telegram to Pennsylvania union officials demanding that they lake steps to halt a five-day-old strike of 1GI truck drivers in Har- rlsburg, t/incaster, and York, Pcmin. Twenty thousand more war workers are out Iti four Wright Aeron- aullcal Corporation planl.4 at Pal- crson, N. Y.. nucl the plant."; (ire almost completely shut' down. The iicn nrc 'protesting against trnns- Chicago Wheat open high low close prcl. 153« 153^ 15US Sept. . ISt'i 15-FI4 153',i Dec. . ISlVi ISl'X 151 154 Chicago Ry« Sept. . open high low 105* close 103-X 104-% Dec. . 105% 105« 104-S 104% 104-Vi First automobile license plates In the Unllcd States appeared in Denver, Col., In of leather. 1908, ami wore cruiser. Ho left .Washington July in, arriving at the Marine base i\l San Diego on lhc lOlh.. There, In a. railroad car al the base, ho'maclu Ills fourth Icrm acceptance: speech llio, folbwln/ day 'The ciulsci wllli Us dlsltuGulsheil iMirtv put In at Honolulu' on July ^0, Thrtc days Intel, on the 20th the President departed for' in undisclosed destination At-ills news conference the Pros Went said he it foromlsetl General MncArrliut when he left Coircgl ilor, that he'd go back. -He snlti tliat proiijlsc still stands. Mr. Hbosovelt 'added 'Ihat we're doing lo.get the Philippines' back and give Ihcm Ihcir Independence a* .TOOK ns the Lord «lll allow 'I here's no question, he siitd. of MiicArlhiir's part in lhc operation. Inclclenlallu it was' the first meeting between Hie general and (lie President since the war started, although Mr. •Romc'vcU said he'd been corresponding with MncArthur for years. . • In n luncheon lalk at an officers club, the President commenled on the changes at Pearl Harbor since his previous visit 10 years ago. "Al Ihat lime, he said, '.Hawaii was onc of our major oulposls. We weren't allowed lo forllfy Guam. Today, It ft one of our rear areas, - fer of workers lo lower-paying Jobs. ln onc sense of the word.' In Ihe Detroit urcn, juithphlllos ' arc Irylns lo end a slrlkc of 1000 workers In five Gcncnil plants culled because lhc Motors leaders of a previous strike were fired and not rehlred. Union officials are scheduled to appear before WL.B officials In Washington In an al- lempl to Iron out the difficulties. Another 3300 men have quit at Ihe firlggs ball-turrenl plant in Detroit In a dlspulc which arose when two grinders were sent home for rcttislng to do work llicy claimed other men should do. Other slrlkes Involve 1000 men at the Gear Grinding Machine Company In Detroit, and 450 men al lhc Spencer Lens Company In Buffalo, N. Y. Suicide Rear Admiral Don p. Moon, commander of a task force In Normandy who committed suicide, "apparently as a result of combat fatigue." (NBA Telcphoto.) Battle of Guam Draws To Close Enemy Is Surrounded And Being Liquidated By Victorious Yanks Tlie lly United Press virtual conquest of Guam )ms brought.our Southern^fariaIlas campaign to-a triumphant close. American troops are now strongly entrenched within Japan's inner defense ring. Although one small Japanese pocket remains in the Island's northeastern ^sector, it Is certain to be liquidated soon. The Japs arc surrounded on all sides, and their escape routes by sea have born cut'by United States warships. ' In the Southwest Pacific the Yanks have drawn another rinS of encirclement around trapped Japanese remnants In New Guinea. All organized resistance by survivors of the Jap 18lh Army has been crushed. Major General William Gill, the American commander, told the United Press that only mopping up operations remained to be done. He said the enemy had been cut off from supplies and reinforcements. Dentists Will Meet LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 10 (UP) — A two-day refresher course will be given for members of the Arkansas State Dental Association at I>tttle Rock beginning tomorrow. Dr. Fred Woods, chairman of arrangements, says Dr. Emmett Beckley of St. Joseph, Mo., and Dr. Clarence O. Simpson of St. Louis, will lecture during the meeting. The lectures will be accompanied by motion pictures and slides. More than 75 dentists are expected to attend. . N. 0. Cotton Mar. . 2082 2086 2078 2085 2079 May . 2061 2064. 2053. 2061 205D July . 2039 2042 2037 2042 2037 Oct. . 2122 2129 2120 2124 211T Dec. , 2101 2108 2100 2105 2098

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