The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 1, 1944 · Page 1
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XLI—NO. 141 Blylhevllle Dally News Blyllievllle Herald Blylhcvijle Courier Mississippi Valley Under AND SOUTHEAST MlSSOoiu BVILtffi ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, 8B1TBMHKR J, 1044 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT8 '>' Arguments On Union Election for Power Company Employes Heard By NLRB Official Here Organization of another group of employes in this scc- tioa by the Congress of Industrial Ordinations was sought' here today with a Naliojial Labor Relations Board hearing held for discussion of questions concerning n possible election to determine whether certain employes of Arkansas- Missouri Power Company desire affiliation with the CIO labor union, The hearing, held this morning nt 1 Hotel Noble, followed closely upon cancellation of a NLRB election Insl Friday to determine' whether employes of the Rlce-Silx Company desired .affiliation with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (CIO) only a short time before the election was scheduled to be held. Adding greater Interest to the union controversy,, smoldering in Blythei'ille for more than a year, was presence of Miles Hagey. or- gaubcr for the clothing workers group, .snd. another representative who attended today's hearing concerning the power company, p. That the ordinance recently pass•* cii bv the City Council, oppareiit- ly aimed at 'organization activity, already lias created a furore in ja- bdr circles, was evidenced in announcement late yesterday of Mr. Hagey that he'would appear before the NLRB today with other CIO representatives in an attempt to challenge the ordinance on grounds of unfair labor practices. - - " Ordinance Discussed Although this development did not materialize, much "under cover" activity continued as the ordinance was widely discussed by legal and labor authorities. Next move In the Rlce-Stlx' controversy was unannounced. The ordinance provides for licensing of "union organizers and promoters" under an annual fee of $100 and further specifies that applications must be passed oh by the City Council and that a "resident, of at least 12 months in Blytheville must be proven before consideration can be. given. , • • " ' ;Today's-hearing resulted' from . niiHtlr\v; • fll.,,1 ' i>,"7 'IWIIMIL... n . -- • "•••. •.PeUi'pn^lhcd.l.hy, Syillinijx,R. iHc.ji, derson drLUtle'.RockVcIO'suS-fe- gionur director. Utility'Workers Organization Committed CIO. v* n stated' that .life,.,JMJVJBT Company haj. refused to" recpghlze the UWO, f j-,CIO as the exclusive bargaining .'ngent for Its production and maintenance employes. As this attorney "clashed" with P. A. Lasley of Little Rock, former Blytheville attorney who with C M. Buck represents the power company, the hearing was presided over by Larry Whitelaw of New Orleans, trial examiner. : : Highlight of the hearing today was argument of whether certain em- ployes of the power company will he Included in the election to determine If union organization and affiliation with trje International Brotherhood of Klectrlcal Workers are wanted. • The NLRB in Washington, b. c., will decide "within 30 days or more" whether the election will be held ahd which employes can be be included, It was announced by Mr. White-law following the hearing- concluded early this afternoon. . Pollock Testifies .Attended by numerous repesen- tatlvc.s of the power company, presenting of a statement by the company and testimony of George D. Bollock Jr., chief eiiBiuccr, consum- -l.most of the time. Assertion that 19 employes of tru. pov.-er company, now serving in the armed forces, should be allowed to admission by the company would not Iw Included as they were connected only with the ice department and not the electrical end of the business. Speaks For Company Mr. Lasley, a member of the Department of Public Utilities for Arkansas in 1935 and 1936 and attorney for the Utilities Commission from 1941 until he resigned in 1943 to rcentcr private practice, personally presented the statement of the company. Pointing out that the company would continue to serve its employes in every possible way, whether or not affiliation was made with a union, the statement Included also n number of facts concerning negotiations, among the employes and CerUin Iwncnts company lias extended Its employes. These include "that over a period of years group life Insurance with a maximum of $1500 for each em- ploye has been paid for by the company, with Ihc employe privileged to purchase additional Insurance at the group rate; health and accident insurance for the employe and his dependents, with the company paying major part of the cost of such insurance; annuity plan to supplement Social Security payments when the employe retires with this plan, inaugurating in December 1939, and which has cost the company $84,478.90 as compared with the employes' contribution of }20,12S; slablllty of employment; paid vacation of two weeks when the employe has been with the company a year or longer; paid wages! to and in most cases higher than those paid for comparable jobs in the community; payment of salary when employe disabled by accident or ill- nMH'ahd -lending of-money, without interest to employes for emergencies; conducting • of safety scllooLs for benefit of employes with these benefits secured by the employes without 'any outside organization representing the'employes and requesting sucli benefits." MEN 25 MILES FROM GERMANY • « .-. .' •.._-_.. ' , . •»•;•.•••• V H; Teachers Seek Places To live At Fair Prices Schools Will Suffer Unless Public Helps, Superintendent Says fllyllicvlllc schools nray suffer an even more serious shortage or teachers (his year:,unless local homo owners awake lo v l|ic realization thai adequate llv% accommodations must be provides al once, and ill n rent level commensurate with school salaries. Superintendent W. B Nicholson warned today In n Idler lo Ihc Courier, News. The message was, .in cITcct, an appeal lo those who have available quarters, either bedrooms, apartments or houses, to Bivc serious consideration to the plight of school people who arc unable lo pay exorbitant rental prices because Ihcli Income has not been brought up to the level of war workers, military personnel and others who are able and two or Ih --<j -~ j">j w .1 u ui iniui; times what accommodations cost in Cooler Woman Fatally Burned Mrs. Henry Boswell ' Is Victim Of Blast- Husband Also Burned Opening a stove door resulted in Ihe death of Mrs. Vera Lamb Boswell of Cooter, Mo., who died early today at Walls Hospital. Burns suffered last night when a nearby can of fuel oil exploded „ normal "There are two aspects to this problem which are both and bafllinf, Boswell her fatal lo her at Cooter. Conditioi , vote brought union, counsel that these service men were recognized by law as employes. The trial examiner said off the record" however, that'the NLRB never had allowed these men to vote in such 1 elections but that this would be included in submissions to the board at Washington. With botli sides agreeing thai voting should bo by going to the polls, except for men in service the company asked that these men be allowed to vote by ballol. All of the 19 offices which furnish the approximately 100 communities of Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri with electric current nre Involved in the conlroversy but only 103 of the 229 employes now working nre involved. Workers Classified Chief controversy Is which em- ployes will be allowed to participate in the election, with the power company maintaining that in cer- .-Main Instances some employes are t'flcctrical workers, as well as hav- - Ing certain supervisory, positions while counsel for the':union contends these certain employes should not be allowed to vote at the election. This will be decided by the NLRB in Washington, which also sets the date If the election Is held. In trie statement submitted by the company, it was brought out that In June, 1843, an election was held in which Ihe same employes wore allowed to vote which resulted In a majority voting against representation by that organization. That only persons directly concerned with electrical workmanship are eligible to belong lo this union was brought out and both sides finally agreed certain workers In the seven. Ice plants operated by the lot only cast Mrs. Me but may prove „, ,„., •iiisband, Henry Boswell, severely, burned in rescuing his wife from office of Farmers Gin of Mr. Boswcll, 51, also at Walls Hospital, was fair today with his face and hands injured. A Negro, who assisted Mr. Bos- wetl In tearing the flaming garments from Mrs. Boswcll, suf-- fcrcd less serious burns. The tragedy occurred about 8-30 o'clock while Mrs. Boswcll was vLs- itlng at the gin where her husband Ls employed as night watchman. Alone In the small building Mrs e-oswcll opened the stove door to :hcck the fire, which caused cx- olosion of the fuel oil in a nearby -in. Her entire body and face burned <ibove the, she hover lost consciousness, until she died. Mr. Boswell, who rushed into the flaming building, attempted lo smother the flames with his hands as he carried her outdoors. The Negro, who also rushed to the scene, assisted in helping Mrs. Boswcll to a neighbor's home from which she was removed by ambulance to the hospital here, along most disheartening and discouraging (o leachcrs," Mr. Nicholson said. "First, there is the matter of actual available housing, adequate room space, reasonable comforts, etc.. and second the price: charged for-rooms and board. Chn'l Bring Family Here "I have a man who has acccptct a position to leach science Hits ycai who has held a very successful position In a college and who has an outstanding record as a science teacher. We are extremely fortunate to get him In our high school, but he has not been able to find either a house or adequate apartment facilities-'to enable him to move hi- family, to BlythevIHc, Now, he Ls wondering just, whether it is going to be -worth his while to hang on in the face ,of such; gloomy,'prospects or lo turn us d'own and go where lie can find acceptable -living conditions. Tt actually looks as if I, myself atn going to have to send my family back to my .home in Clarksvilte Tenn., or be put out on the street or be forced to buy a place at prices altogether out of proportion to the salary paid me and with fair values : "Teachers who accept the kind of salaries we are able to pay them iierc have much to dampen their enthusiasm and dull their sense of duty to the educational profession when they come fncc to face with .he staggering prices asked of them for room! and board. Crowded Conditions "My attention has been called more than once to some of the meager and skimpy room capacities and equipment, and the crowded conditions which our teachers arc forced to endure. One place where several teachers reside I am told, has one bathroom for some half a dozen or more people, including both mon and women. "I arn well aware that these nre war times and that we have lo accept many llilngs not of the most desirable nature, but I also am awn re that we have lost some of the best teachers from the Blytheville schools because of the extremely high cosl« of living here and because of the hard living conditions imposed upon them, notwithstanding the high prices they had to pay for what they got. Trevcnl Further Losses "What we have lost from the personnel of capable and hlghly-quall- (led teachers we cannot get back, but it seems to me that surely something might be done to prevent further losses of this kind. It must surely be true that there are many homes In Blytheville with possible rooms which could be rented to teachers at prices in kcepfng with maintenance costs rather than at prices yielding wartime profits. Surely there are many people In Dlythc- vlllc who have rooms which they could rent to teachers at prices commensurate with the kind of salaries the Blytheville School Fund requires them to accept if they each the Blylheville. children. These teachers nre paid poorly enough we all know. . "But to have practically all of what is left alter tax deductions TODAY'S WAR AN'AI.VSIS End Of War For Europe May Be Near ? By JAMKS United I'ri-ss Staff Writer: Europe's great wnr Is observing Its sixth birthday—doomed never to sec another. - ,' ; With a shrunken life citpccliiiifyj' Ihe nourishing conflict Hitler spawned In 1939 probably won't survive the winter. Everywhere' Ui6 oncc-viuuiled WchrniHiiht Is rtlsln- Icgrallng like wet paper;, iin'ri, Ihe belief Is growing llml powerful Allied armies inny put n period hind the war before "Christinas. Tho great conflict formally started Sept. 3, 1939, with liri- taln's decliiralloii of war. nut It actually started on the morning of Sept. 1 at 5:45 o'clock, when Hitler sent his nr- ^iles Into Poland as lie screamed: "Germany has no interest in the W c s 1.' Neutral powers have as- -- — ___ surcd us of their James H»rpe neutrality anj we have assured them that they will be respccled 1 see no reason why Russia and Germany should remain enemies any longer." Ever v . word; down to the last coiri- ma, a lie. that has cost the world millions of lives. Totiaj, let's take a look at Ihe. balance Bheet of,war to sec how Germany stands as Allied armies close 'In.for the ki(l terrific Casualties First, as to .troops Germany s.tart«l. the war v jth eight million well-trained fully-equipped men, day. ,the best estimate is that It has onl v two million many too old or loo young. In Ihc last three months alone the Wehrniaclit lias suffered one and one-half million casualties. . As for planes,. Germany .piicc produced 3000 a month, now Is believed, to be turning out only around 8M. By contrast,..t,hb United,states' alone is producing' roughly iflflO a" month. Germany's strength In the air is estimated at roughly one- fifth that of 1039. . . This shortage .extends beyond planes Into every type of cqujjMncht. As ah example, the British radio estimates that the Allies enjoy a 30-to-l superiority In armor In the fighting for Prance. Hitler has lost 700.000 annual tons of oil from Poland, five and one-half million tons from Romania. He hns' lost areas producing ^-y • _ ' ".'•*.•'• •••.',: Seize^eppe, Verdun r—•—— — ^*_i •*• r - • ^^^ ^™ ^» Late Bulletins WICUAItKST, Si-,.1. I (I).l'.) Olid Iliowuiml of 3000 American alrmrii *)m| down In the ii;ist Ihrec years In raids on liie I'lnpsll nl| firlils iiausnl h, llui'liiiresl today enrnulc In Ituly. The rescued American'airmen am bflns flown lo Italy. KOMK, .SciuvTfu; IM-Tlie (lernmu l!)lli Army appiirrnlly In cvneii;i(ln c ,,yo lls |, e fore onriisli- I"S Amrrican forces lliumlrrlnx up the,Rhone valley 'from four shlfs. . ' ' UOHK, Sent. 1 (U.I'.)-Somo ISO American Iiravy bombers h;isnl In Ituly attacked dj-hl •rniiiinuiilrttlliin .larircis widely 'Kcatlrrt-il ovrr Hunsary, Yiit... flavls aim. tlin l'» Valley " o f nntliern Itnly today. > • IMoCOOK,- Neb., Sept. 1 (l].r.) -r-l'hy.slclnns attending former Senator..Qcnrjie .W. Norrls .s»hl tmlay | 1C w , ls ; ",; n , w |,, c steadily weaker." . . . Nn.rrlj, who Is 83 years old, suffered it cerebral liemorrhatro Tuesday. WITH AMERICAN FORC'K.S ; Kranci),:Scpl.''l (IU 1 .)—American jtrnops havt captured HI. IYIIIil<?I, historic, scene of hitter in the first World War. Trio Convicted Of Slaying Boy Father and Two Sons Guilty Of Murdering Youthful'Lover ! MANCHESTER,.-.Term., Sept. ] (UP)—A middle-aged grist mill'op- erator ahd His two sons havc'bcen convicted of shooting to deiilh the youthful lover, of their pretty high school daughter' 1 and.'sister near Manchester last May. Today they nre walling for' the coiirl to mete out a- sentence that will send them to Jail for BO years.. After deliberating only 25. minutes last night, a 12-man jury filed back Into Circuit Court with a verdict of'guilty, or nrst tlcg'rce murder against Roy Yales, 52, and his sons Harold, 2B, and Dennis, 27. ' - In the "lovers' lane" killing, the trio was charged .with the murder of 17-year-old Robert Sherrlll last May 10 when he and Ruth Yutes were discovered on an Isolated road near Tullnhoinn, Tenn. . The Jury began Its deliberations at 8 p.m. It recommended prison lerms of CO years each for Ihe Ihrec - ^,.o ,,. UU ui,..a accused m^ii. This rccommciida- half Russia's iron ore, con] and,Mori Is mandalory In Tennessee, steel, atifl two-thirds of Us wheat. I Circuit Judge R. W. Smartt set He has lost one million annual tons » 10-day Jlmll In which the defense of nikopol manganese, 105,000 atv- could flic motion for a new trial, Army Has Plan for Returning Soldiers Home Point Systerh WiJI Determine How Soon ; GIs Leave Europe WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 <vi", — Let's assume, that Germany Ls tn'at "" Hils ..vein-, Iho war In i.; m . m ,, ,' of What next for liie hundred lhm.sun ( .,ot a I. Jors )„ Ki.u Well, the Army Ls coinplelliu' n j'sleni. will (lelermlTO now Ililckly they'll be home. Army .sources refuse (o discuss llio plan. But United Press Correspondent Rue) S. Moore In Washington Is able In revenl sonio deltilh of the II will bo a 'polhl (trading system. For exn.nple, how soon a (1 I. fiols back I,o Mnln street will depend on the numlier of pohils he s .credited for clopemlcnls, age length of '.service, overseas duties decorations and wounds. The mom points he hns, the sooner 'his 'release. Americans Reported At Border Of Belgium Worth Of Sedan; British 1 2 Miles From Arras • <• Se,,t, 1 (U.I'.)-Hy Berlin'* own admission, Amcricim lunk columns hitvo swept into Alsace-Lorraine to within 2fi miles of the Gonnnii border. • • . • As Ihc British iwlio ,-cpoi'ti'cl todny that Canadian liwi* h«,l nipliiml Dieppe, Nnx.i l.iOHilcimls said two pot*. Ci'lu A tmn'iean columns were possibly 25 miles past fallen vonltin, liwulctl sqiiiu-oly for.Gcimuny •• , i • The braailiaiHl wild Iho Americana, VI to 1C divisions s roM K had moved mlo the vicinity O f Briey, s,,ua,cly n (he center n Uio rich I.orrMne lion depo.sits, and only 'fa iiiilua from Dui foiire.sK of Met/,. t 'Iho Qcirmffls My Ihnt nijolher be Gaulle Plans To Fight Japan Intends To Regain • French Indo-China; Formosa Is Raided lly lliiltiid I' The most liitcrcsttni! news from the .Pacific Ls n flvm slatement Confess, oil liie bnslB of what k , llnci "° ^ n ."mi slalemen' known now, may ease Ihc"' 0 " 1 , ° Kl * ml (ln ailull6 ' K Vr «»<=" of Die'lawmakers fn™ rik I'™ 1 " 1 '' 1 " 1 *' B.ovehiment Unit Fnmci clinrylng Ihc falhurs first ami also "™""* lt > ">8>"ii French Indo iiien who-hni'O certain Imluslilnl or ,i n "'' other skills. •••.•-. 'Huis General do Claullo nunl< i L — -.«.|"™* nuiu, «iung "«'QV ,a iuii auer tax aeauctlons with, her husband. Mrs. Boswcll died I'ave been taken out go for room at 4:45 o'clock this morning. The damage was confined to the frame building with volunteers extinguishing the flames. Mrs. Boswcll, who had lived at Cooler throughout her life also Is Mirvlwd by her mother, Mrs. H. C. Lamb; four brothers, Doyle Lamb of Cooter, Clay, Roy and Horace Lamb of stcclc, Mo., and three asters, Mrs. J. Hugh Ellis of Campbell, Mo., and Mrs. Anderson Calw and Mrs. Atlle Fllppin of Bradford, Tenn. Funeral arrangements, In charge of Smith Funeral Home of Ca- rulhersjlllc. Mo, were Incomplete early tuts afternoon. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Saturday. Warmer in west portion tonight. rent and board Is a severe lax upon their loyalty to the cause and upon their morale In general. "While my own situation Is anything but pleasing and favorable I have no particular plea for myself, but I hope you can see something In what I have been trying lo say which will move you to pass this problem along to the Blytheville public. In my opinion it is a more serioas threat to the successful operation of our public schools In Blytheville than the scarcity of teachers. "Thus far I have been able to have someone to meet each class of children in the Blytheville schools each class period of the school year Just passed. But what we wart is not Just somebody to meet the (/asses, but TEACHERS, whose skilled techniques, cultured intellects,,'and strong personalities will leave Iheir (Continued on page 2) mini tons of Turkish chrome, considerable wolfram from Portugal and Spain and much Swedish Iron Territorial Losses The Nazis also have lost vast reaches of territory. Europe sprawls over 3,B72,CKm square miles, and Illt- er once owned over half of It, or 2,024,000 square miles. He held sway over a Mock of Russia greater than he combined areas of Texas, Cali- ornia and New Mexico. He conlrol- cd 24,000 square miles of Africa. • Now Hitler Is out of Russia, out of Africa. The Allies have freed some 25,000 square miles of taly. over 30.000 of France. Romania's 71,000 square miles are virtually ost to Hlllcr as arc Bulgaria's 39.000. Gradually, the territory over vhlch Hitler holds sway Is shrink- "g to it.s core—Germany's, 180.000' square miles. At sea, the Allies have sunk over SCO German submarines. The Nazi navy, what's left of it, Is bottled up in the Baltic. And, since n-IM, the Allies have sunk over 216 cne- mj vcsscls.- Tnsidc the Reich, morale is sag- ghifr. United Press Stockholm Correspondent Jack Fleischer quotes carefully-checked private Information as showing that at Icasl 80 percent of the German people think the Reich Is lost. Another 15 per cent hold out. the hope for « negotiated peace. And only five percent, fanatical Nazis all, believe Germany will win. • Thus, on the anniversary of the day when Germany set out lo con* qucr the world, the world Is on the point of conquering Germany. The little paper hanger, who has strutted on history's stage for five long bloody years. Is long overdue in the wings. Men of peace are waiting for their cut. Perhaps, Christmas, the day of. peace on earth, will see pence at least that part of the earth called Europe. New York Cotton Mar. May. July Oct. Dee. open high Jow close . 2118 2110. 2104 2106 2121 . 2032 2093 207fl 2080 2098 2052 2054 2035 5038 2058 2161 2139 2163 2141 2151 2127 21S2 2130 2105 2U3 then refused to agree to a rcriucst by HID stale thai bonds of the three be hiked to $50,000. He allowed Ihcm to go free until Monday' on their earlier-assessed bond of $10,000. Al that time Ihey will be rc-nfflrmcd or new ones cslabllshcd. Yatcs mid his two sons had stubbornly huiij! lo pleas of innocence during the three months since their arrest. 'Hie elder Vales said that he had gone'lo-'Nashville, with a Iruckload of cattle the day of the crime and had returned about 10 p.m., retiring Immediately, which would have put the hour ahead of the supposed time of Shcrrlll's death. ' . They -had no objections to Ihclr daughter, "keeping company" wllh the youth, the 'defendant testified. ; But the Jury refused to' believe his slory. • . Rites Held For Steele Resident Mrs. Ada Ric;e, 69, Dies At Home After Lengthy Illness STEELE, Mo., Sept. 1— Funeral services were held this, afternoon for Mrs. Ada-Rice. wifc'Of Robert Rice, who died last: night at h(jr liome near Stcelc following a lenuthy Illness. , Born near Parsons Tenrt. Mrs. Rice moved to this community with her family 50 years ago. Sho was 69. Survivors include her husband n<J one daughter, Mrs. Leo Williamson of Semlnole,' Okla., a sister, Mrs. Donla Craven of Slcelc, and three brothers, John Orlggs, Joe Grlggs and Elmer Orlges, all of Btcele. • ' Funeral services were held at 3:30 o'clock «t the Church of 3hrlst hi Steele, followed by burial n Little Prairie Cemetery In Ga- ruthersvillc. The Rev. H. E. Pierce of Stcclc officiated. •* LaForge Undertaking Company of Caruthersvlllc was In charge of arrangements, , U---0 --1W..1.HHJIO 'not. il Illl lllbU men who-hai'O certain 'Industrial or oilier skills. ' • That plan Is being completed, bin, it doesn't mean -Hint m | scvv i,; 0 men In Europe ' will be released Many will; be .sent to' Ihc p n r bust Ks Ihe,. scope of the war apalnst Jnp|in:oxpnji()s. Arid others will have lo,sta v . In 'Europe' as 'purl of .Ihe .army ql occupation.' • '. ; The United ; Press . correspondent snys the; commanders In the Pacific will linyc first ; cBllr on the ais'ln Eurone.-.-bm -Hie number- of/men they'll- need Is not. likely to ht cat. ' - l < ," As for tho.nrmj' of occupation, troops will be. ulven a bhancq to •jerve with such forces. There's '« good deal of belief that the army of occtipntlou may be ;mado Up entirely, of those Americans who wish to remain In uniform. That of course, will Increase, the dhdnce* if the soldiers who "want • to get lomo us' soon as posslblo: - . ' • i And United Press Correspondent Moore mklcd: "Although the bvcr- all size of the Army, now' 7,100 000 vlll shrink after 'European .victory Selective Service, will continue lo nduct IB year olds, thereby increasing the chances of dJscharuo fpr those with long, service.. .' Jon't Relax War Eitott, Lieut. Protheroc Urges A regrettable tendency which r.penis to have ilcvclopcd In the minds of the American public, particularly among civilians,, lo assume Hint Ihe end of the war Is practically upon us, was the theme of Lieut. O. R. Prolhcroc's talk made yesterday to members of the Blyllicvllle Rotary club meeting for luncheon at Hotel Noble. Polnllng out that while our nniiJcs liolli In the east and the west have Inade sensational gains (luring (lie nasl few months, we yet have a IbiiR and stubborn battle before us, Lieutenant Protheroc omphnsized that Ihe plans now helm,' made for reconversion and de- moMllxnllan arc merely measures being taken now for the future. pud do not mean that the American people should relax In any way their civilian efforts to back men on all Other guests at Ihc meeting In nddltinn lo Uciitcnnnl Prolheroe included Pvt. William H. Slovalt Jr.. Corp. Ralph Hcrndon and P A. Laslcy of Little Rock. fwm Tojiyo snys ,teii American . ;Uohiucr.'i : from • - General do Ctanllo nualn pledges Pnuicc to continue the war against; Japan al the side of the United -, Stales and Drltntn aftci the dofbul of Germany, A_Qo.|'iii»n news agency, report ™ ' more haves raided Formosa, the 'great Jnp i.Mand.oft: the const o(;,ohlna. The .Japs clulnu they downiHl tour of .rjur ,|>lAncii', and Unit' the, bomber!, causctl. only .r.ilghV''dniring'e,'- '-'i t\ 1 In Chlnii, seven . Japancso - dl : visions nre now operating•hV'soulh- crn.Hunan Province. in northern Burma, British ini- hcrlal troops havo: crossed the Chhidwln river which lies to the v/cst of Mogaung,' aiid have cleared the Japanese forces from the west bank of the river. up their fighting fronts. N.Y. Stocks A T *T .. ....... ....... -.; le3;7 . 8 Amer Tobacco ........ .. . 12 1-2 Anaconda Copper ..... -. . 27- Beth -Steel ............... 61 1-1 Chrysler ................. 92 1-2 Coca Coin .............. 138 Gen Electric ............. 33 Oen Motors .............. 62 Montgomery Ward ..,..;. 52 N Y Central .... ...... . ., r ig Inl Harvester ............. 80 North Am Aviation ....... 8 Republic Sled ........... jo Radio ................... 11 Socony Vacuum . , . . ...... i j Studcbakcr . • ......... . ____ 19 Standard of tf J ........ . . 53 Texas Corp ............... 46 Packard .................. g US Steel ........ ...V:...-. 58 3-8 Chicago Wheat open high low close prcl. •Sept. . 155H 156-/A 1551& 155« 155*, Dec. . 153'4 I54K 152TJ 152% 153?$ Chicago Rye • , open high* low close prcl. Sept,, 105V, 10GW 104 10414 105^ Dec. , 104-X JOSTt 104 1« War Has Reached 'Decisive Point,' Pope Pius Says LONDON, Sept. 1 (UP) -- Pope Plus has broader t an address lo the world on tlv fifth anniversary of Ihe bcglnnlr); of the war. The Pope said that the fighting has reached a "decisive point." And ho appealed to the victorious nations to insure a pence that would uphold the fundamental rights of all peoples. The Pope also said that there must be an "elevation of the proletarian," find hi added Dial the church caniiot recognize In private property false conceptions such as capitalism. But the Pope also said the Church regards private property,as a necessary prerequisite of human lite, 'a\ the rights and d'snlty of man." And the Pope asks that private property, in the. future, be protected. He also thanked the Allies for the help already given Italy, but appealed for more food for the Italian populace. . •"" "•*/ *J4(»V (IHUKttl Ameilcan force stiuck north- northwest lo wllhlii 15W miles ~qt 'lluis, on the 5th,anniversary ;(5f thu day when Germany Invaded t'olnud, In Kinopo, tho wtu- has ra- tinned lo Cleimauy'i, doorstep Ex- ndly nvu >earb ago today,,Iho then- mlghty Wchrmuchl loosed iui<nt- lick on Poland Dint eventually the whole world Into war, fcncmy In Might » t' To<lny, routed, ricmoralUcd Ocr--' mans me abandoning guns Mind equipment In n night f pr life bcfoie Ihe swiftly .noting American columns, A host of Americans, ucr- lln estimates them ul a quarter of a million men ,arc across the McW rhoi, nncl dilvlng through the Ar- Boni.u foicst Iwyond'tliG line where tli6 Kulsoi's armies .suriemlercd In IfilB ' Only occasionally are the Gcr- miuis attempting even rcnr guard instance, and then" 'it k,t being quickly ciusliod United Press Correspondent Robert Mlllei, now wllh the Third, Army, says the Americans' arc moving too fastrfor the censor 1 ! to deai > dispatches on their prog- i'ess. . { , ..,,<,,'/ A tew-scattered shots greeted the. Amci loans ut historic Verdun. And t ofcuoml PnUatt's lanks und ujmorecT cntrlcn, iallod on through the fortress ,clty almost without a pause. No gland al Verdun , - Vordun atill U crLiwirosscd by the tienchos of the last wa'r. But fhe disorganized Germans made no at- lempt to stand und fight for them 'llio Tfiird Army covered Ihu distance from Reims to Verdun In 24 hours As the American Third Army approaches Germany, neutral d!4- patchoi say Hitler is preparing to proclaim, a^."people's war"—to call on all civilian jncn, wqmen and children tb bear arms. In a vlllage- by-vlllage defense. On Pnlton's right flank, the American First Army has swung across the Mouse river below ohnrle : vlllc and Sedan, rind rio'w te moving toward those twin citadels at the gateway of the Ardennes Gap 1 A hcacjquaitcrj! report says il is believed that some First Army columns may nhcady have Broken acioss ttr Belgian frontier. - ' To Hit, northwest, Canadian and British foices are .rolling swlttly along the robot coast, closing-in on Arras beyond Dieppe. Arras was tlie British headquarters . in, the 19391£HO so-cnlled "phony war." Knglish Coast Shelled As the twin armfes.speared.along Hie robot coast, flying bomb attacks on southern England -slacked -oil somewhat today. But some bombs, apparently directed; from 'Holland and Belgium, 'crashed Into the Lpit- lon aren today. German long range gun batteries on the'French'coast. ipparcnlly Irylng to exhaust' Ifielr ammunition botqie capture, gave southern England one ofjls longest and most destructive bombardments of the' The Allies struck back with Increased air attacks. Fighter-bombers • retreating Germans. And an nour.- 1 long parade of heavy bombers headed out over the continent. A Nazi broadcast said they were approach- Ing southwest Germany. . '; >Tho nlr war also picked up over southern Europe today. Some 753 Italy-based American heavy borh't- ers hit targets scattered' over Huiv- gary, Yugoslavia and the Po valley of northern Italy. • Demands Return Of All Ballots Williams Says Probe Of Arkansas Voting Without Authority • MTTI.E ROCK, S0|li. 1. (UP)Arkansas Attorney dcncm! Guy Williams has •threatened 16 flic suit If the ballots seized by the Senate'? campaign expenditures committee, which Is liivcsllgallng alleged election Irregularities In Arkansas, are not returned lo the counllcs from which they were taken. Williams siiys that If the ballots aren't, returned intact and unopened, he will confer wllh prosccullng al- lorncys of the counties Involvcdtuul: "I will Join wllh Ihelu in Liking wluilcvcr court action may be necessary to guarantee the safe return of the ballots," These are the words the attorney general used In explaining his decision to take action: "This mailer Is of such great Importance to the people of this state that I feel it my duty to protect the secrecy of Die ballot and the rights of the stale which Imvc Ijccn so ruthlessly In- HUH.IUU sur tt&uttKs. rigiuer-Domoers vadccl on many occasions by agents Hew from Normandy to harrass the of the federal government." i-ni^n^K.,^ /?,,-,„.,.,.. A.,.I -.. --.._ Williams also charged Ihc committee's chairman, Senator Theodore F. Green of Rhode Island, with ordering the Investigation on his own Initiative. . Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCK- YARDS^Llvestock (WFA) i Hogi'rfe' celpts 5,200 head with 4,000 salable. Top price $14.70. 150-240 pounds $14.70; 1SO-140 pounds $13.25-14.25; sows $13.95 , , Cattle receipts 1,700 head- with SOO salable. Cahes 900 head, all salable. MlxcA jearllugs and hctfers 10.50-13.00; cows 8.00-10.50;.cann«i and cutters 5.50-1.50; .slaughter steers $9,75-18,00;'. slaughter heifers 8.00-17,25; stocker and feeder steers 7.50-13.00. , N. 0. Cotton . ... open high low Mar. . 2118 2123 2103 2110 2123 May . 2035,2008 2031 2083 2007 July . 2055 2053 2MO: 2<HI; 2659 Oct. . 2162 2162 2151 2151 2KB A corn dog Is a skinless nolner baked inside corn bread In a mold, ,

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