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Waste Faper/ /e f, yafuafc/e | 0 <*. Wo, IKortf Watch tWs paper for CoHectfon Date.f VOL. XU—NO. 147 Blythevltte Dally News Blylhevllle Courier E COURIER NEWS I Of NORTHEABT AnkANHAR Ann nnii.i.ii,.-..a.,. ,.„.„„ •»-« 1 » *»^ Blytheville Herald ; Mississippi Volley Ix-adcr THE DOMINANT KEWSPAPKR OF HORTH^BT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI *BartonCampaign Cost $162,000, Candidate's Two Sons Contributed Heavily In Senatorial Race LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 8 (UP)— A Senate Campaign Expenditures Sub-committee — holding hearings on alleged excessive expenditures In Arkansas' two senatorial campaigns—heard this aflernoon tlial some $162,000 was spent In Col. T. H. Barton's unsuccessful campaign /or the senate nomination. Tills figure was brought forth through testimony of three men w.ho wer e connected with Barton in his campaign. Colonel Barton verified a statement, that some $118,700 was spent during his camplgn. And R." E. MlrioH, vfce president of the Lion Oil Company of which Barton is president, testified that the Grand die Gpry troupe .which .toured Arkansas in Bartons behalf rccelv-' cd $1200 lor each of their 23 performances. This '.'sum • was . not In- chicied In Barton's account to the senate committee! -•. • • . , . . Tell/: of Cbnlributiuru .BuI'nobody. seems to be able to rcrriernber Just 'where the money came .. from' to 'pay' the caSrpaigri expenses. Mlnorl sjij's he' received jtf-orfe. $120,000 hi contributions—but "£ys ; ..he dpcsn't' remember . where most of U came from. '• . .' ; ' ; However, "under- steady questioning-by. Senators' James James Tun- liell,- a Democrat 'from Delaware, and -Horncr. Ferguson, a. Michigan Republican, Minbrt admiticd that Barton's, sons, 'Hart mid T.' K. ; Barton, contributed • approximately $100,000 Mo the campaign. .' , • ; •But the senators aren't 'sails-' fled with Minort's ' testimony—so lie has been'subpoenaed to appear before them again. This time he is to -bring complete- records 'of finances-.during the campaign—Including a complete list of all' contributors. . .... ,;. .,,. ,....,.. . , _.. No Llsf Kepi : •The. senators ',. were particularly disturbed' over^the -fact that no list of!.cpntrlbutofs had /been Included ln ; a. report'filed..with' .the committee by iCplonel ,;Bartqh. ' '- ':. ' .J.Thls Jsjwhat 'Senator Tunne) -had J«-;S.ay. -"concernirig the ; stajemerit.rj 'Ahjj'..'llie'refdfp"' "re'So'nirnenaed thai .'Mlnort; and all his records be sub- •poemed,•••"•.- •••. -,': .-' •-.-• -..-'.- ." JColoheu'Barton-.tbid.the sub-corn-' mlttee Uiat he sperijrqhjy $8,900 "Of his.own.funds Ih'th^chrh'paigh, but Spitted that'his two'sons contribut-' r ;td-sizeable -amounts to the cam-' pait'h.;,. ,' . .-'. .:. , : Asked .what these sums were the Coionel answered: "They agreed to go to the limit:"'.- "WTiat. was their limit," Senator Ferguson : asked. , ''"Well,-we.dfdnVlook back," Barton, answered. ',> , "And," asked Ferguson, "what determined the limit?" ,, '-.-. J'What was necessary/' the El Do- rado'oil man replied. ' . :", • '7?* e senators also jumped Barton ^nntit. tliflt. "hlanL-"' iivrm«»in.;-«-,. about that port:/. expenditures re- -"Why," .asked Ferguson, "did you sendiiis a report that .did riot contain the/information we'asked?' 1 ' •""It-was prepared for me, arid I signed It," Colonel Barton answered. ; Ferguson." asked . Barton why tie didn't' fill in the Information requested. And this is Barton's an-; swcr; "I have no explanation. It was'prepared for me by my lawyer and I signed it." Reid Testifies .Max Reid of Blytheville, Barton's npalgn -manager, told the sub- .mmlttec that he didn't have any idea'how much was-spent during the campaign. Senator .Tunnoll asked Reid if there was anyone who knew what was going on at Barton's headquarters during the campaign. And this is Reid's answer: "I know of no one. not even the colonel himself." Senator Tunnel!, visibly confused over the fact that apparently no one was in.complete control of the Barton campaign, summed up the case in this manner: "This is the first campaign I have ever seen that has Jio head uor tails." Also testifying this morning were S. M ; Brooks, Little Rock advertising man, nnd Glen Zimmerman, Little Rock radio manager. Lynch Attacks FSA-Sponsored Co-Operative Members of the Rotary Club meeting yesterday noon at,. Hotel Noble lor 'tKelr,regular weekly meeting, heard n. A. Lynch discus the proposed'formation of the Southern Conralldiited Co-6pera- lives; Inc." and other cooperatives with;..'the announced ' purpose of promoting postwar agricultural and Induslrlnl development, In Southern States. . Should Hits j)lan. sponsored by the Farm Security Administration, succeed In . being pushed. through Mr. Lynch declared. It would mean the end of private enterprise and Initiative, and "put uj> all to work for (he government controlled oc- opcrallves." It has always been necessary and still is necessary for private business to pay high taxes U> maintain the government,, Mr. Lynch pointed out, while the proposed cooperatives would pay 110 laxes. This would lead ultimately to the complete ruination of the present governmental system, according to Mr. Lynch. •,,'... ;A meeting "will be held in Morn-" pills on Sept.; H when business- leaders of the South propose .to meet to discuss llic proposed plan' thoroughly, and attempt, to take siicli steps as possible to stop the government from plunging us .further Into' a socialistic slate, 'Mr. Lynch stated. All business men arc Jnvite'd to attend this all liij,.- and may call .Mr.-Lynch for the exact time and- place of, the' meeting. Guests at-the' luncheon included W.; I. Meyers" of Stcele, ,Mo..-W. W.- L. .French of Haytf,' Mo.,' R. C. Wels of Brinkley, ,Ark., • Ed, Teaford of Oscebla, Mose Sliman of Luxrira, anil ; E. M. Devcndorf t,f Little Kock. . _BLYTHBV11,LE, ^KANSAS, FRIDAY, SMITKMHKIl Leachville Fair Best Exhibits To Be Shown At Blytheville The Following Week Western Mississippi County ' is preparing for Its annual participation in the county' fair by^having a .9pmmunlty Pair at Leachville Sat•«^ay,i Sept.; 23, when substantial. Awards ^wll j be . g lyen for prize-win - nhif-sfiifHw. 'which" will .be broAi^ht to ,-.the cpuri},y-wldc .competition here, begihhing Ilia ' followliig Monday. , - . • : . • Business; men of that, town, and menibers-of the, Future : Fanners of Amer|ca'of trie-LeachVinc'school are co : sjx>hsprs , of the event which Is creating" rnuch Iriter'e'st. - ; Prizes .will be. merchandise, trading tickets and such -other, attractions, "as free ginning, -free theater tickets, etc. . . ••;-.••• : .' Ray Olive, vocational teacher and head of the P. F. A. group at Leachville ;who came there - recently from ; Is a leader In the.plan to Bather the best farm and Vhome products in the Leachville' vicinity for, the display with the county agricultural and home demonstration agents, assisting. , • . ' ,.;••. ' /Place of. the, fair,; to.,be 'held in a central .location, ..will be announced next week. . .- . '• : .• . < Entry, of outstanding products Jn this . community fair - probably will bring substantial -rewards. to ; owners as prize-winning exhibits at' Leachville also will be entered In the contests here, all of which .have substantial cash awards, it has" been pointed out. • N. 0. Cotton open high low 2082 2104 2090 2064 2075 2081 Mar. May July . 2010 Oct. . 2141 close 2029 2150 2018 2134 Dec. .2115 2126. 2112 2099 2070 2025 2148 2123 2095 2067 2020 2H3 2U18 Chicago Wheat open high low close Sept. . 154 155 1535; 15454 154ft Dec. ' 149-Ti 150!i 149Vt 150 140}! BUCYBUS. O. <UP) — Marine Stanley Bauer of Bucyrus, who saw action In Guadalcanal, had only ;his to say when he returned home after two years overseas: "Those Japs arc tough, but this .rationing. ;hat's got me." Bauer said he Aimed all his ration stamps over "to Mom to worry abbut." Fair Officials To'Streamline' Exposition Here Arkansas Duroc Show Special Attraction; New Carnival Booked The Mississippi County Fair Scpl, .iG-Ocl. ] Is being streamlined tills year to fli existing conditions wherein labor and transportation are major difficulties. According to announcement of fair officials today, the 19-14 Fall- will feature the Arkansas Stale Duroc Show, which is expected lo allract lop Duroc breeders from Ihroughout the Mississippi valley entile u-orkslock, and poultry. With the fifth world's championship cotton picking contest as Ihe entertainment feature lor Wednesday a complete cnlerlalnmenl program hns been arranged. There will be four days of horse races and five nights and days of singe ;cnlcrtnlnnicnt In front of the grandstand. Judging of the Duroc Show v.... lake place Tuesday, Sept. 20 In or- ner that all visitors to the Pali- may have an opportunity' (o see the blue ribbon winners among the nations best Durocs. Going further with Us streamlining, ui c Association will front unlcs to the present. Us entire grandstand entertainment, r re o ot charge. Fair .visitors will be culled on to pay only, one- admission charge nl the front gates lo sec lb c entire fair. The established custom of "children free" will be maintained again this year with all children under 10 be- 'I'G admitted at the front free 0 ( c i, n ,. ge . p^y Q; Fnh . will be "Kids Day" when all school children- throughout the Blythcylllc territory K jll be guests of the "association and admitted grounds free of charge. A carnival new to this territory hns been booked' -nils year the Buckeye State Shows will play the fair with to rides, 12 major shows dozens of side shows nnd scores of other attractions. The Buckeye btate is one of the few good carnivals that have been able to' survive the strain of motor transpgr- .tation. ;but the. organization had ODT approval of its operations and ''••Playing a string of major fairs •throughout the .valley;- The carnival will,, set up and be ready for ' ' Tupsdn i > of .Pair ; *in line with Its established policy of having (hlngs in shipshape for ln« Fair, the association has painted the Main Exhibit Building Is putting the grounds and buildings Jn tiptop shape and expects to have trie layout In fine condition for open t It was announced. TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Balkans War Grows More Confusing Ity JAMK8 HARPED United Tress Staff Writer The new Dnlkan question ' Is simply llils: "Who's fighting who?" Friends have turned into enemies and enemies have turned Into friends in the strange turnabout war of southeastern Europe. Romania always has been iintl-llus- stan. Yet, Romania Is lighting on Russia's side. Bulgaria has always been pro-Russian. Yet, Bulgaria and the Soviet Union arc at war. Romania and Hungary orlK teamed up to light the Allies. No*,v they're lighting each other. .The only consistent |mrt of the whole situation Is the position of Bulgaria. That nation lias botched Its" last three wars. And now It's ' done a masterful Job of botching this one. Bulgaria Is nt.wn with both sides. nation 't!ie slae o SINGLE COPIES FIVE world. BulRai la versus mankind." It's not that Bulgaria is belligerent.' It's just, confused. ••••. Before It^cim get out of war wltlj one side it's In with another side. Now in a sense, it's nt war with everyone but Itself. Bulgaria sent n peace mission lo lalk things over with the Allies: Dili, somewhere along the line Ihe peace mission disappeared. Perhaps U went home lo get in Hie crops. Perhaps it mixed Its dlrcclions nnd' made peace with the wrong side, -At any rale, a left Allied 'delegates cool- Ing their heels In Cairo. They '.V.anl Territory There is one key, a conslsleni note. In Ihc whole muddled iBalkiin situation. If you keep a single fact in mind U will explain nearly all the surprising steps taken by, those unpredictable nations. And that fact is simply this: Every one of them wants to get its hands on some territory that,'It either'Owned at one time or thinks it should own now. • ' • j Let's take' them, one by one, and try,to explain their weird new nc-i Hops In the light of that fact. First,! »s< to Bulgaria': < - : '...'j • The r'BulgafV/ as .Slavs,' look, unor) the Russians as friends. On toji of that, .they're grateful to' Russld '.for helping them throw off- the -Turkish yoke In Ihe 19th Century. But Bulgaria has always dreamed of becoming n great nation. It has always coveted Greek Macedonia and and ttcd down b >' Scr - customers, nantcvna^on' of nt S UlB " rl ^ Was bat Allied Drive In Yugoslavia Shows'Progress ROME, Sept. 8. (UP)-The new thrccrsided. Allied offensive in Yugoslavia is gaining momentum.. A Rome communique says American and British plnnes have damaged railroads and highways in Yugoslavia so severely that effective German resistance to the Russian onslaught from Romania has boon made almost Impossible. The Home statement adds- that mcccss of the combined acllvlties of the Allied planes and Mars.Mal Tito's partisans prevents the enemy from pulling back Into Germany on any planned scale. , Some 200,000 Yugoslav partisans are helping liberate Iheir country. The patriots arc helping in closing Ihc door on some 375,000 German troops In southeastern Europe. One side of the door Is composed of American and British trooix'i from Itally driving eastward, hacked up by planes and warships. The other side is the Russian Army pushing westward from Romania. As the United Nations' offensive mounts In upper Yugoslavia. Marshal Tilo reports a mass 'uprising is raging in Serbia to the south. Church Bells To Herald Germany's Surrender All church bells ringing In Ely-; ing officer of the local National thcvllle at the' same time, day or night, will carry the word lo this community that allied forces have •won the war In Europe and Germany has folded up In uncondltlon- ,.ft\ surrender, at which time all ArfUythevllle 'residents arc expected "o participate in a solemn period of thanksgiving of our forces having the war half won. The V-Day committee, set up by the 6hamber of Commerce lo plan the observance and co-ordinalc all agencies, Is working out a program wherein all places of business •will be closed, flags displayed, proprlate ceremonies held in all schools, churches and other places of public gathering. Tlie original committee made up of Jesse Taylor, J. L. Terrell and. Rosco Crafton has been enlarged to include the Rev. S. 3. Wllford; Chief of Police .William Berryman, w. B. Nicholson, 'superintendent of schools; W. P. Pryor, president of Chamber of Commerce; o. w. Coppcctge, command- Ouard Company, and R. E. Blny- lock, chairman of the County Defense Council, all pf whom have been assigned special features of the celebration. It Is planned that all churches in Blytheville, both white and Negro, will be open and conduct special Thanksgiving services throughout the day. should the notification come during the night hours, all churches will Immediately be opened and services begin 45 minutes later. Should (t be In daytime, all business will cease and all places close for the remainder of the day. All residents will be given further details on the program and arc requested to watch the Courier News for Information and be prepared to participate in Ihc celebration of German surrender nnd the passing of the half way point In the ;war, It has been announced. The committee also reminds Dly- theville people that German sur- 1s over. The committee, in releasing news of the plans said "We hope Blylheville people will observe this victory as one of pnsslng the halfway mark. The war If not yet won. Our most brutal and ruthless enemy Is Japan. With the surrender of Germany v,-e. arc now In position to prosecute the final phases of the war. Millions of our boys arc in the Pacific. .In our observance of tills victory, let us not forget Ihosc millions who yet have the long hard_road to Tokyo to travel, a road that we know will be nif>rk- ed with dead and wounded Amcrl- thousands. The com- thal Blytheville pec-- cans by the mlttee asks pic ovscrve. our victory over The Germans In a stake of thanksgiving and with the determination to redouble our cfforls to bring this war lo a final successful conclusion —It Isn't won yet — Germany Is whipped but Japan still flghtsT"so let us g_ive thanks, for the defeat of Germany and redouble our cf- rendcr does not mean that the war' forts to forever s«t rid ot Japan". many In the first great conflict to get Its territory, back. And It Hilled. Carrie World War II 'and Bulgaria made the same" mistake twice— with the same result. However, during the present war, Bulgaria snatched southern Dqbruja from Romania with Hitler's smiling consent. The Fuehrer also let the Bui- gars vicariously satisfy their territorial ambitions by garrisoning Thrace and Macedonia. Bulgaria's Plan Rejected When Bulgaria saw that the Jig was up, It, apparently tried to keep Thrace, Macedonia and bobruja as Its price for laying down arms. But the Allies turned thumbs down. And Russia, impatient over Bulgarian haggling, declared war. Bulgaria, alarmed, has apparently declared war on Germany, and there Ihe matter stands. One key lo Romania's position is Bessarabia. Russia took the province In 1812, but Romania acquired il In 1918 and the Russians took it tack In 1940. The Romanians have always boasted that their diplomats could make up for Ihe losses of Ihcir generals. Now Romania may hope that, by placating Russia, it will get the territory It obviously couldn't acquire by siding with Hlller. But the most Important key lo Romania and to Hungary Is Trnnsyl-l vania. The province was Hungarian until 1918. But in the 1019 treaty of Trianon, called ,111 operation performed on a very conscious patient by a very dull axe, the Allies gave Transylvania lo Romania. The treaty shrank Hungary's 125.000 square miles to something under 36.000. Hlller bribed Hungary Into the war by rclurnlng Transylvania to it. Romania, Hitler's whipping boy, didn't like II. But Ihcre was nothing to do."So now those two nations, Romania and Hungary, nre at each other's throat'; over Transylvania, The Romanians, by siding with Russia, hope the Soviet Union will swing Its vole to them on the question at the peace table. The battling Balkans. Each always Is always aiming n knockout punch that somehow manages to land on Its own chin. Patton's Forces Strike Through Moselle Valley ^ " lyeBattleJlaging Fortress Cities Another Nazi "Bites the Dust" a |. llr |., n ri!0 |, ,„„., „ , The and. the N ,,,,s preceding ,„„ Alilcd entry Into the city h B n,,* toMly ritplclcd Gaslon Mndru, newsrccl photoiiruphui' who served with tin ,„ the Nazi occupation. In lop left, Nazi struggles lo rise, logins In dlriTlli e French umlernround in P,,rj E (hrmiRhout the lefl. a Rlrl of FFI, wenrliig Identifying armband, dashes to him, quickly searches ,m_ of .shot, which Celled him. In Ixittc,,,! weapons, In Ughl lop, Nii-,,1 writhes In aijony as she lakes his rifle from ],| ln nml'hm.ds II. io'rT '" " '""- who «""» lo hcr nW- Then, bottom right, ttio pair pick iq, the limp form In civilian clothes wounded enemy ;aml hurry back to liiclr shelter. (Newsrccl fool photo from NEA T iijof h[ s fishier, of llic Telephoto.) U.S. Planes Hit PaldiiGrQup- According To Tokyo Dispatch; fi-29s Hammer At Manchuria ....>•..,/. Hy United Press , ( • •. ••'•-, The Piilriu IsUmds, the cfiHtorn dofonsu bnn-ipr of : llic Philippines, ' apparently are being softened up .'by' Allied plnnes for invasion. . • - . ......'-., :,- ';Thc German.Traiisocean News Agency, <]ii.oliiig a Tokyo dispatch, reports that between 400 and 500 American .carrier-based planes have blasted these western Caroline is- Goodyear Store Here Remodeled Will Be Pattern For Other Installations Of This Company The Goodyear Store here, 410 West Main, hns been remodeled for use as a model store for other si!ch tlrms In Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi whose operators will use this pattern In Improving their Immediately following the Mercury Takes A Skid To Low. Of 52 Last Night- With Winter just around the corner, a preview of the coming weather arrived overnight when the official thermometer dropped to 52 stores war. Planned lo have everything rca- tl» for Immediate conversion when final peace comes, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company designed this store now KO thai operators 3f other such businesses could visit icrc, study the model installation and be prepared for expansion with- )ut delay. 11 has been announced by company officials. The entire Interior hns been remodeled with a modernistic trend In Ihc streamlined arrangements. Corners have been curved, display counters changed lo conform with Ihis design and a new llRlillns effect installed, along with a new arrangement, of slock. The plylhcvllla store was selected for this project because of Us potential business, location and past success, It has been pointed out by n. a. Pnielt. suncrvisor of such stores in the Iri-sltiles. Both manaecrs of coinpany-nwn- cd stores nnd Independent Goodyear Store operators will be brought here at various times to stvidy this plan. Mrs. John Cecil Cox, one of Iho few women managers of an automobile accessory business In the United .States, Is operating this store while her husband Is In service. N. Y. Stocks A T ft T |Gi 3.4 Amer Tobacco 72 Anaconda Copper 25 7-8 Bclh Steel 59 3.4 Chrysler 1-2 Coca Cola 1333-4 Gen Eleclrlc 375-8 degree. 1 ;. " '"'"" Gen Molors BO High for yesterday was 81 dc- Montgomery Ward 50 •"" •""•- " irv slldine 29 Int Harvester 70 Slandard of N J 51 Texas Corp 451-4 U S Steel 55 1-8 Republic Steel 18 ]-8 *lamlK in n three-clay ntUck. And Just a short time ago'radio Tokyo said Mncrlcan warships hnd shelled the main Japanese base In the Pnlaus. Tills Japanese brondi cast nlso rcilortcd new Allied air raids on Mcnndo In Ihe Celebes and on southern Mindanao In Ihe Philippines. A communique from . Admiral Nlmltx says lhat carrier-bused planes and land-based Liberators joined .In a heavy altnck on the Palaus earlier tills week. Our.plnnes did not meet a single Jap plane over the Pnlaus. , Heavy O.-imaKc '• The American bombs caused.wide- spread damage throughout the Pa- laus ond set n small ships afire. And while our planes were busy over the western Carolines, American B-29 Superfortresses struck at Important Industrial targets In Jap- held Manchurln, although the War Department did not reveal Ihc loca T lion ol these targets, radio Tokyo Indicates the sky glnnls hit the fnc- tory cities of AntuiiR nnd Anshan. The latest report from the enemy reveals that 100 American planes, presumably li-2Ds nnd .Liberators, look part In the attack rm the Industrial arcns of southern Manchurln. And mi enemy radio report from Manchuria has admillcd ihal ihc Superfortresses damaged Japanese ground Installations. Anshan, near Mukden, is the second steel center of the Japanese empire. This new assault Is Ihe clghlh at- lack mission by Ihc Superfortresses, which opcralc from secret bases in Ihc Chlna-Hurma-lndla area. llrilisli Suffer, Japs Hcpnrl A laic Tokyo bronduasl nlso snys 30 Alilcd planes bombed Kanburtn in Jnp-occupled Thailand yeslcr- day. The Japanese claim Ihe tombs inflicted 300 casualties among British war prisoners. Meanwhile a Chinese military spokesman says the Japanese arc conccnlrattng more troops In northern French Indo-Chlna. It Is believed lhat these enemy forces may drive northward to join n Japanese offensive moving from Hcngyang toward Llngllng and Kwcllln in Hunan province. Llngllnj and Kwel- lin arc the sllcs of American air bases. The Chinese S]x>kesman says Ihc Japs have thrown five Infantry divisions into the drive aimed at Kwcllln. The main column of this enemy force is believed to be within 16 miles of Llngling. grew with the mercury sliding 29 N Y Central 177-8 degrees during the nlghl but was ""' rising again this morning. Leopards are the most dangerous beasts in India. ' l New York Cotton Mar. . 2088 2101 2086 2008 2003 May . 2003 2072 2057 2068 2054 July . 2017 2027 5014 2026 2021 Oct. . 2140 2150 2134 2!47 2144 Dec. . 2116 2128 2112 2126 2131 F.D.R, Silent On S 'S GOP Nominee .Claires AdminisJ-ratiort Fears Ahother Depression WASHINGTON, Sept. 8- (UP) — President .Roosevelt shrugeed off charges by -Governor Dewcy that the administration was "nfrntd" to release soldlqrs from the Army because It feared another depression Asked at a news conference about Dewcy's charge, the President told his questioner to say lhat Ihe President smiled broadly nn^ said noth- Thcn Mr, Roosevelt was nsked whether he considered his administration "tired, quarrelsome nnd defeated" as Dewcy described It In his opening campaign speech nt : Philadelphia last nlglil. The President smiled and remark- cd that he had said before that he would like lo go home lo Hyde Park, but not because he was thed or defeated. ,.-•'. He started Ihc conference by say- Ing that a plan for 'Industrial demobilization would l)e announced soon by Ihe War Mobilization director, James P. Byrnes. Then he pointed out that lhe Army had already announced Its plan and that the Navy was not going .to demobilize yel because it sill! had Japan on its hands,. . ' He said that the demobilization plan already announced by the Army expressed llic wishes and desires of thousands of .soldiers who were Interviewed by Ihc Army In this country and overseas. He said 90 per cent of Interviewed expressed approval for the typo of de- moblll/.allon plan developed and announced by the War Dcnarlinoiil. Reporters seeking comment on newcy's opening speech asked whether Mr. Roosevell now was going lo correct "misrepresentations'—as he had said he would feel tree lo do In his nomination acceptance speech. The President said lhat he had not heard Deivcy's address: thai one member "of: his family had'Beard It and lold him about it: and lhal he had lead about h:)lf of it but did not feel sufficiently 'equipped to talk about It. ;. The slalcinenl Ucwcy altrlbutcd to MaJ. Gew. Lewis B. Hershcy, Se- Icctlvc'Servlce director, that it would be cheaper to keep .men in the Army than to create; an agency for. Ihem when .they come out, was put up. to the President, He asked first If that passage con- la Incd Hcrshey's words, He was told thai Dowcy had attributed U to the Selective Service director and then the President asked Isn't his (Hcrshey's) Job to get people Into the Army. "That's not my question," the interrogating reporter shot back. The President agreed laughingly that the reported had a good comeback, but Mr. Roosevelt could not discuss lhe matter further. Chicago Rye ' open hV'» '' low close Sept.. 95VJ'-' : '96'. k: <W«! Dec. . 881i 93 96U 9(I l ,4 96'/i Of Metz, Nancy Soon May Fall U. S. Tankmen Roll Toward Reich From ' 3 New Bridgeheads ^ .1 SUPREME ALLIED HEADCJUAR-; IhRS, Scpi 8 tUP) — A Suprerno Heiulqunrters spokesman predict") lhat the fortress cities of Metz and' Nunoy, gunullng the approaches of (he Reich on the Moselle rWer front, ulll fill or be neutralized within two da>s ' rhls would col-,' l«l»e the Nazi defense line fend-l Inn General Patton's Third Army! off fiom Germany J t '} A isciiernl security blackout 'hWl hluil down on InforinnUoii -about' the opeialions of the four Allied' intnirs driving on Gcrniahy, the; American Flint, ihhd and Seventh . Aimlcs and the British fcecond Ar-i my Howcvci, united Press fronts leveal lhal Iho rhlfrt Arniv hns opened a general often-!; slic fiom Its bridgeheads across Iho Moselle ilvci Gcneial Palton'a lank!, nnd liilniitiyrncn atcarlj arc- within 20 miles of Germany _ , Tltld Guns In Action i , , United Pi ess War Correspondent Rolieil Richards, nav, with Hid Third Aims, sa^s It l s locked \ln a, thundcilng battle of tanks and men along a blaring 30-mile stretch of the Moselle from Metz lo Nan- 1 cy. Great American field' Bun's arc pouring salvo after salyo mto the make-shift German ricfens6s'In the hills ovci looking th c river And American armor Is pouring ftctos? the Moselle Into'the four at more Allied hi Iclgchcaits * At the same time a late British broadcast <sajs French anrl^Amcrl- e.ah units > of ihc Seventh, Annyi' IHlshlJig r )in* front, /(Im south "rtf ^ Frame have Joined forces wlth'.ljiei .Third Artliy In the region of the. Belfort gap, through which Nazi soiitMrn nrmle^ are strUmllng f to escaix! Into , Germany,"' Howoyer, thu is not conflrwed. ,/ ' '.,.. ; Sedan Captured , ' On the Third Army's, left flBnk, Ihc American First Army\has Swept 1C mile?'down the, Tdlley, pf the Mouse to th eoutsWrtflT.pfVLleje, onlv 25 mjles from Oermanj The right v,lng of (he First Army ali>o has over-run Sedan, nhere the Germans broke through In IHelr sweep to lh n channel in 19^0 Farrier north, Ihe veteran British Second Army has broken across 111- heavily defended Albert Canal nortlicail of Louvaln After niish- Ino on another five miles, the Tommies now ar e within 26 'mlies of German still Opposition Is reported lo be llflhl on Ihe Belgian front With Ihe liberation of all Bel- Rluin neai. the t Belgium cabinet, first exiled government to return to Its homeland has returned to Brussels United, Frew Correspondent John Parrhj onlv newsman rclurninK with > the Belgian-olfl- clah sayi there were tears In the eyes of Premier Hubert PicHot Us he hnarden the plane He'^ave'd Eooribve lo a throng of well-wish- i-rs, turned to Parrls and said simply: . ~ "T'lls is the happiest day of my life." Court Set For Sep*. 25 Chancery Court will convene here Sept. 25 after having adjourned Immediately-following" its opening here Tuesday.. ',. • • ' •.. ChancriMr E.'L.'westbrook-Jr.! of Jonesboio presided.' ;";'''''••* " .-: Livestock ST. LOUIS, Sept 8 ,<U.'p;> 5,200. salable 5,000; top 14.70; 1502'10 Lbs. 14.70; 120-HO LUs. 13.2514 25; sows 13.95. - : -'i f^ltlc, 3,100, salable 1,500; calves BOO, all salable; mixed yearlings nnd heifers 10.50-13.50; cows 81050; canners and cutters 5-7.50;, slaughter, steers 1 9.50-18;' slaughter heifers 3-17.25; stbck'cr arid tcefler steels 7.50-13. '. '- Rooster Hatches Chicks B/yfhev/f/e A rooster Is .serving as \a "mother" to, four little chicks 'and their owner Is. ^carrying them around to prove His s\6rf. Ben Germany, 63rycaridld Negro, when he discovered tie rooster setting on a nest,' decided to await, developments. . ' . )'_' When the cMcks were .natcJ): ed R week ago the rooster assumed ..full charge 'of the brood nnd b watching ovef them care- fuii> ........ ; r The cnner, nho lues In the, Robinson Addition, plans to cilsj plaj them at the Mississippi County Fair 4 V The rooster, a Japanese Ban- lani breed, Is about five years old, ' "*'

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