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Save Waslo Paper/ It is valuable fo the War f Uortt Wolef, this pope, /„, Collection Dates! VOL. XLI-NO. 152 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS . . THE, DOMINANT NEWSPAPKH OF NORTHEAST AIHCANRAft Ann an,, ,., * ^ ^ •*-* ? ¥ kj TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Mountbatten Due For New Action Soon By JAMES HAHPKR United Press Staff Writer Chinese soldiers have captured thc ancient citadel of Tcngchung. starting point of their comc-bnck trail. Liberating their first large city af- ler seven years of war, Die Chinese have won a great victory in the battle to unelog the Burma road By capturing the Yunnan province stronghold, they have taken a lone step toward completing lhc pine- line which will p u in)) strength into China's supply-starved army. Thc Chinese have been hammering at Teng- chung for six weeks over the highest batlle- ground In Ihe world, 172 miles along tiie peaks of n Himalaya spur. Through the mid- die of last month, the three-months offensive, China's first of thc war _ _ .„„ towns and wrested 10,000 square miles of territory. But the chief purpose of the offensive is not to regain territory, •'Tfior to hoist (lugging Chinese morale. Thc campaign's major aim is to couple a Chinese-held segment of the old Burma road with thc American-built Lcdo highway, thrusting down froma corner of India. Once those two roads merge, American supplies may roll northeastward from Calcutta to the Indian out- 1 post town of Lcdo. From there, they may be trucked across the northern Jungle-carpeted tip of Burma, into China and on to Chungking. Koatls Nenr Junction The Ledo rond hns teen built virtually to thc outskirts of the Burma James Harper had netted 150 Blytheville Daily News Blylhevlllc Herald JilythevllU, Courier Mississippi ValEJ? Leader NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLVT1IKVI1.LK, AKKANSAS/TIKJKSDAV. SKPTKMBIOK H, i9 .|4 HURRICANE ROARS UP EAST SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Chinese Score Great Victory; Take Tengchung Ancient Walled City Captured After Hard Six-Weeks Struggle By United press The Chinese have won nn important victory, a victory thai will go n long way toward thc welding of tile Allies forces in Burma with those In China. Thc Chinese have taken Ihe ancient walled cily of Tcngchung in Yunnan province In Southwestern China after six weeks of hard nnd bitter fighting. Tiie Japs fought to the last with even their wounded joining lhc tattle In the city Hint wns visited by Marco Polo centuries ago. Winning Tengchung means that the main obstacle to n junction between Lieutenant General stll- well's men in Northcrn Burma and those in Yunnan province has been eliminated, it means that another milestone has been chalked up in building the vital Lcdo supply raid. And winning Tengchung. too, means that the Chinese have liberated thc first large cily in China. ^^^^ —^—————__^____ Bombards Aachen On Hallowed Ground But the mnin,nir warfare is be ing waged In the Philippines. Tokyo- 'rtdlo,.snys..- American • 'earner based planes have carried out neft assaults in the central Philippine this morning. '. ™ letln two ronds, reaching towa'rd" each Tuesday and Wednesday of"thi other, are.nearing a junction. W epk /inlrino f i 11 j The time for action in thnt hid- 'er" CUdo 7e.4l,in i£ qTr u™" den corner of the world is fast ap- Fomio a sS cr"f aho wr, preaching.'D-Day dawned but once sunk In Europe, but it dawns once a year In Ihe China-Burma-India theater. -The -fighting'Gtasonistarts vrhomthe. rniny season ends. - .. .-.-'-• ' '-' The monsoon's drum-beat downpour Is fast slacking off. Another season- of ,-malaria,'.; mosquitoes, leeches, rust, 'rot, mildew, ,nnd a ,'orld turned U> waler, Is nlmost over.,Normally, the rains dwindle in September nnd suddenly hnlt abou the middle of the month. It takes n few weeks for the sun to dehydrate the steaming earth, and then the fighting season is on again. The Allies should accomplish a'lot before thc annual curtain of rail drop's across the OBI theater again in Mny. Admiral Lord Louis Mount- batten explained in London some weeks ago that he couldn't do much last season. General Elsenhower borrowed so many of his men and supplies lo Invade Europe that he had to pigeon-hole his plans. But Ihe .European war is fast approaching Us end. Admiral Lord Louis now may dust oil those plans and pul them into action. Hay Invade Burma All sorts of alternallves are open to Mountbatten. First, he may spring nn amphibious invasion oi Burma. He mny stride ncross the Bay of Bengal from Ceylon, using the Andaman Islands as stepping stones. Landing nt Rangoon, his lighting men could strike northward .i^jftwecn Hie maunlain ranges that /y/ll> Burnin. -• Or, second, Mountbatten may bypass Burma and aim his amphibious punch at Singapore, which tips lhc Malay peninsula. In this way, he would slit Japan's sea-borne supply hie lo Burma and gain a springboard lo Ihe Nclherlands Indies Or third, Mountbattcn's men may dive inlo Ihe Jungles to clcnn Burma of the Japs the hard wny. Soon, they will have the help of a Chinese cx- pcdilionary force coming i n from Yunnan. For years, the Allies have been running a small-time show in southeast Asia. Again and again, conditions looked favorable for a bis push. But always there was the same answer for Its delay. Burma must wait. The big European invasion comes first. Now lliat Invasion Is over, Burma no longer must wnit Monsoon clouds are rolling back from southeast Asia. But war clouds are settling low. Nature's storm is almost over. The man-nx>d« storm Is about to break. Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCK- 'ARDS— (WF\\)— Livestock: Hogs .,-500, salable 5,500; top 14.70; 150240 Ibs. 14.70; 120-140 !bs. 13.23-14.25; sows 13.95. Cattle 5,500, salable 3,000; calves 1,800, nil salable; cows 8-11; banners and cutters 5-7.50; slaughter steers 9.50-17.50; slaughler heifers . 8-17.25; stocker 7.75-13.25. nnd feeder steers Chicago Wheat open li.'gh low close Sept. . 157<!s 156)4 156TI 157% Dec. . 15234 153M 151« 151K 153',4 Weather ARKANSAS—Fair this aflcrnoon, tonfgiu nnd Friday. Warmer in west portions tonight. Fliers Saved By Parachutes Near Steele Bailing out of their disabled plane, two students of the Blytheville Army Air Field parachuted to safety near Steele, Mo., about 3 o'clock this morning, it was announced today by Col. : Kurt M Landon. commanding officer of the BAAF. Aviation Cadet Doiiglns B. Tale of Bellevlew, PR., nnd Student Officer Lieut, Thomas J. Toomey of Piltsburg, were not Injured in the mishap. Both men are members of Class 44-1. The students were on a routine training flight from the local field when the trouble developed. The plane crashed to earth near Harry Brown's Gin near Steele. A board of officers has been appointed to investigate the cause of thc accident. Represent City At Meeting On Co-Ope rative Eleven Blytheville men met in Memphis today with 50fl Southern business men who oppose the Southern Consolidnled Co-operative, a proposed gigantic scheme to be carried out after the war, to enable the South to progress in industry and agriculture via a system of borrowing from the Federal government nt a small inlcresl rate. Representing Blytheville were L. G. Nash, B. A. Lynch, Paul Pryor, J. Mel Brooks, J. L. Terrell. J. V. Oatcs, L S. Bcnish, Jimmy Smothermon, Russell Hays, Charlie RosCi nd H. C. Knappenbcrgcr. Tiie Southern business men were to discuss the plans and purposes of the proposed ' Co-operative, nnd tnke what action they deem necessary. to fight it. Vl At a meeting of the Chamber of rommerce directors, yeslerday, the Erectors Instructed the commitlee :o allend the meeting and register :ne opposition of the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce to the proposal. Rotarians Hear Bearden The Rev. R. E. L. Bearden of ^eachvilte was the guest speaker al he meeting of the Blytheville Ro- nry Club members today at Hotel <loble, when he chose for his sub- eel, "Community Building". Only other guest at the meeting, n addition to the Rev. Mr. Bearden, was Billy Debong, junior Rota- rlan for th c month. Chicago Rye 'flperi high low close' pric!. Sept. Dec, , 34 to 95 95% S3U 94 93 ft' 84 94 v. 95 VI In dramatic symbolism, slalues of World War 1 Allies who held fasl against the great German assault at Verdun look down upon a fiioup of World War II Yanks cooking dinner on a G. L slovc on slcps of Verdun balllefleld monument. Negroes Sought For Jail Break Arkonsas Officers Watch For Pair Who Fled Tuesday Night The search continued today for two Negro prisoners who made their escape from the county jail here Tuesday night by walking out nn unlocked door. They wer e Neal Cook, 25, of near Arkadclphia, who «as held on n murder charge In connection with the slaying O f n Negro last Mny and Roger Palmer, 30, of 'Missl.ssip- P , nn ex-convict, held on a burglary chnrge in connection wllh the theft of clothes in Blytheville last August, which h e allegedly sold In Steele, Mo. Officers today continued to comb the county and surrounding tcrri- -ory for n trace of thc fugitives. The break was made about 8 "clock Tuesday night nnd was not discovered until almost an hour •ater. While the two Negroes were sweeping in thc runway of the second floor near their cells, Mrs M r. Mick, wife of (tie jailer, wns in the kitchen, which is adjacent to the office on lh c first floor. Later she was said to have left me ' ' Order Issued Against Local Tourist Court „.- frl( , h , — - Circuit Jucfee Ztil B. Harrison too rnnJiM 1 ? r " , l whllc " Rml V B '' ll " lctl " Immanent order rc- IllC COnVlCtS Slmi»d from Iho rim- ..lining,r il,- ,< ., ., Guard Wounded•> At Prison Camp' Is Recovering'' The condition of Pvt. Clarence Kcllncr, guard at the Prison of Wnr Camp who suffered \ n gunshot wound in the chest early Tuesday morning, wa s improved lodny, It «-ns reported by public relations officer of the Blythcville Army Air Field, where the soldier is undergoing treatment in the hospital. The cause of the shooting nnd whether or not H was self-inflicttd or accidental was not Indicated lo- dny as there were no eye wllnesses lo the affair. The soldier's own Bun was used nnd nearby guards said thnt they saw no one nroimd or heard no disturbance until llicy hcurd th e shot. Private Kellncr, whose home Is In Chicago, was at Jits post nt the prison camp when the shooting occurred about 3 o'clock In the morning. lipped from Ihe runway d own the stairs, through the '••rricc donr to the kitchen which wns believed lo have been Inadvertently left unlocked, nnd out the 'nek door. At about 9 o'clock Mr. Mick went P to thc second floor lo return the men to ihclr cells, and found iticm missing. Both men were held in the jail waiting action of thc Circuit Court Meal was charged with the filial Pooling May 30. of Ed Perkins, Negro employee of Ihe Mississippi oountv Lumber Co., who was killed when struck in the base of the skull and arms by two shots. Thc third "illct. allegedly by Neal. hit D. Parlee, who was standing 0:1 he porch of lhc Gateway Beer Garden, where the shooting occurred He later recovered. Palmer was charged with enter- ng a Negro house nt the Meyers Quarters Aug. 22 when several terns of clothes were stolen. He iflmitted, officers said, that he had served a term in Mississippi for burglary. Changes In Police Force ^ersonnel Are Announced New additions (o Ihc local police orce lo fill several exfsling vacancies were announced today by 'olice Chief William Berryman. Turner Kissell, former desk sergeant, loday returned to the force as latrolman. Serving also as palrol- nan Is Guy Geans, who began hts lutfes last month, and Jimmy Peerson, who serves as desk serge- nt and fire truck driver, assumed ils duties several weeks ago. Other members of the force nre Arthur Book, \V. C. Wnlktns El- erl Alley, ,Bcilte Vnstbimbr, and lharlle Short. slrnlning the BiHtc Ilc.ssie opcrnlion Cafe and of the Court. 357 South Division, as nuisance. By agreement of (lie counsel, however. Ihe place mny Gl others were injured, oinclnls be reopened if il l s opcrnled within say this wns thc first serious wreck inc law. J. j. Hargett operates thc on the Chicago and Eastern Till- bUStI10. r <S- unit- rjnlli'rt^.l i-l,, n ^ trine Warsaw Battle Believed Near Climax Today Russians Storming Through East Suburbs Of Polish Capita! By United I'n-ss Tlio lUis.sinns nre on (hi; vei'fc of breaking Into Warsaw. Tho acrmuus siiy Soviet troops arc forming Ihrmigh PI-KISII In tho eastern suburbs of the einbiillled Polish capital. Berlin snys the Ilghl- liiB before Ihe cily Is nl a new cll- Bl« bullies nlso nre under way northc'ast and sonthcnst of Warsaw. At the soulhcrn end of the from In Poland Red Army legions, slrlk- Ini; new nnd swift blown, nvo ul the Czechoslovak frontier. Thc Insl Ocr- mnn positions there hnvc been cruckc'd wlite open and il may not lie many hours before lhc Husslnns begin lhc liberation of Czcchoslo- vaklu. The British radio says Red Army patrols have entered Ciwclioslovu- kln.already. Thc Moscow radio implies Hint this Is true by saying thnt the Slovak . National Council formed in Russia will exercise nil legislative nnd executive power In Slovakia until the people eiioose a legal government. Further south, other Russians nre spcnrlng deeper nnd 'deeper Inlo Transylvania, recapturing Romanian territory which Hitler gnve lo Hun- gnry. And this flnn! note In the news from the eastern front! the Itus- sinn sponsored ; Frec 'German Nn- tloiwl CcmmiUee. lold the^|v.'oj)lo nf Germany today lo walny Nn'zl fis elite gunrds and seize weapons from soldiers on leave. This, Ihe cotn- mlltec cxpliitncd Is thc way lo prepare for the armed struggle' against Hitler. Vital Link In Siegfried Line Softened Up For Infantrymen As First Army Moves Forward LONDON Sept. M (U. l'.)_Aniorii-nn K imx tiro i.ouriinv Is into Inn in.,,,,,. (Jcniinii cily of Aiidion, u vital I'limtwl OM'WIIH Hiirrinindin K Auclicii, Mml Army arlil- i'.v iK'Kiui ImltorniK Hit. city us mfnnlryim'ii no.wl V iiovv "„.,,' M elt -V vil!l »««' iidwtnecK to the south', united I Uinv.siionduiil llt'iiry Gomill mniiy Unit the First Army ramncd iln offensive Jiifc'tli i.( dnivn Uidity iiflci- H 2-1-lioiir lironlhor AI »•(••, he Amoncuns hnvc toppled the first mi.jor ohstaclij uu!it piiiii. (.lOrriill .suyn Unit ul ' "' w'oi'c "well into Gbniiiiny." * The correspondent reveals Hint lhc Americans h c b wllh are meeting stubborn, but nncoordlnalcd, Gcnniw leslstnnci!, And hu describes United states disunities ns "not loo Opposed ™^ 12t " Army aro "" Tax Increases To Be , under the condition Hint their grievances would be promptly considered through Ihe regular grievance procedure. Proposed Measures Hit In Resolution By C. of C. Group Directors of the Jllytlicville Chamber of Commerce in their mealing ycstordny afternoon ndopt- . cd n resolution opposing the pro- I iiasuls to Increase Arkansas tuxes i through the Ilolllng.sworlh Inlllnted Act to eslnhllsh county hospitals in oi-cry county in Hie stiitc. The project would be financed by Inset levied nn nil natural resources They also objected to a proposcil increase in the projicnl sales In'x from two cen(,<i lo three per cent nnd proposed laxes for colinly II- bi'riry purposes. '' . • i . lii volclnu "opposition lo all the proiiosed tux Increases, the directors i-olnted ' bill Hint, lii,\cs should be dccroatetV* Cnlliof' llinn ' Increased nnd that any proposal lo increase" laxcs would be oppo.wd by the Chajnhcr. ' Tjic . Poslvvnt Planning Conimll- lec 'of the olinnibci 1 of Cnnimercc renortcd thnl it lin.i six different conunlttees "working in various phases of postwar development nnd activity, all of which woro «c- tlve and holding regular meetings and making plntis to handle their respective parts of Ihc post war Job. Citizens of niythcvlllc nre invited to submit to the Chnmbcr of Commerce any lilcns or proposals thnt they might hnvc dcnllng with postwar developments and activities In the City of Blythcvllle. Paul Pryor, President of the Chnmbcr, .said "this Is n big job nnd (me that culls for Ihc full support of every BlytherlUc citizen us'lhclf advice nnd help on this most Important undertaking Bly lhevlllc hns ever fnced." 7000 Workers Back On Jobs Near Benton LITTLE ROCK, Sept. M (U.P.)— A agreement hns been reached in the dispute between 10 CIO aftn- Inled powerhouse employes at lhc big Hiirrlcnne Creek plitnl iicnr Benton. And most «f Hie more Ihnn .'000 workers arc back on lhc Job this afternoon. MoX^s to-'i^r «£ «i«±^i±<5 fg 25 Known Dead in Train Wreck At Terre Haute TERRE HAUTE, Intl., Sept. 14 (UP)—Army officials sn v Hint 25 bodies already have been removed Tourist from the wreckage of the Dixie Flyer, which earfy today crashed inlo a parked mall train, nnd some Injured. Officials businccs Thi. 1 ; raoniltiB's licaring rcswllcd from an application of the prosecuting attorney find concurrrnt petition of residents In the vicinity of the establishment for a permanent order restricting the operations of the place as n nuisance. Mr. Hargetl was represented by I.con Smith. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney J. Graham Sudbury represented the Slnte. Rites Held Yesterday For Infant At Cooler Dianna Sue Wagstcr, 12-day-old daughter of Mr. ana Mrs. S. L. Wagsler of Cooler, Mo., died at 10:45 o'clock yesterday morning at Walls Hospital. She was ndmltled to Ihc hospital Monday. Funeral services were held al B o'clock yesterday afternoon at Hie family home. The Rev. Luvcnia young, pastor of the Methodist Church of Cooler officiated. Burial was made at Mi. Zlon Cemetery near Steelc, Mo. The infant is survived by her Parents, and two brothers, Sammic and Dalliis, also of Cooler. Germnn Funeral Home of Slteie was in charge of arrangements. New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. 2112 2085 204D 2148 2130 2116 2081 2055 2152 2130 nols Railroad since IflOS. Most of the casualties were soldiers riding In the first three curs of the fast isixlc Hycr, on Us way from Chicago lo Miami. Some of lhc soldiers had- returned to this country only recently from fighting In Italy. The Flyer collided with n parked mail train shortly after midnight, in a heavy fog. Witnesses say the two engines of the trains were jammed together up to their cylinders nnd thc first car on each of lhc trains was demolished. Other cars were probably also derailed. It is estimated that 400 passengers were aboard the Flyer when It crashed. Railroad officials say nn investigation will be started immediately. N. Y. Stocks AT&T Amer Tobacco ir,0 1-2 70 3-4 Anaconda Copper 253-4 Belli Steel S9 7-8 Chrysler; ' 88 1-4 Coca Cola 135 Gen Electric 36 3-4 Gen Motors 60 1-2 Montgomery Ward 13 1-4 N Y Central 17 1-4 Int Harveslcr 183-4 North Am Aviation 81-4 Republic Steel 173-4 Radio 97-8 2 So cony Vacuum 12 I-B 2103 2115 2112, , 2080 2001 2085 Sludebnker 171-2 2040 2055 2041 Standard of N 3.... " 513.4 2144 2I51 1 2152 | Packard 5 j.g 2124 2136 2134 U S Steel 551-8 174 German Aliens Listed In Indictments WASHINGTON, .Sept. M (UP) — The .liisttcc Department announces miarlcrs amic.i tt report that e Americans hnvc nipturcd u niimbei of villages In Gei'mnny. They've crossed tho hurcler hi so many places thnl the advance Into the lielcli n<nv Jins btt'omo genera United Press war corrcsiiondeul Joseph Grlgg, reporting from [,| cu . icminl Gcnernl Drndlcy's headquarters, snys: "Tile bailie to smnsh through llic Siegfried line nnd Invade Ihe heart »f Ihe ReMi now Is joined In earnest. First Army tanks with sliong Infantry support now arc- seeking o smnsh open n way fur n decisive brenk-lhrougli," Mny Stuml '()„ idilne Some headquarters sources IndU ciilc llml the Nazis may be pullluji oul of Ihelr wcsl wnll.lo a forlillccl belt on thc-rthlno, 35 lo 75 miles lii the- Interior.-, However, Secretary of War Sllmson believes the Qermnus wllllry lo hold the Siegfried He predicts tin ' •' ' troop.'!'from Nor..-,, ^v,,.,™.* „,„, other possible sources" to slreni,'- then U. : h The security ; blftckout silll obscures tha sttunlibn in most parts of Ihc^ weslern front. However. Ihe German Jilgh command says Gen- u... MIV .jiijKiimu . inie. Unit llidy wlll,Blilft Norway, 'JJcHmuf k' n'nd criil vnnccd well Hlver lo Third Ai-iny hns nd- boyond Ihe. Moselle of „„ ._..,., >. .uiiu VUUIMJH) Ql LunoVlllc. And ii-dlspalch from llio British Second Army rovcnls llial t has galnedimoro ground between the Albert and Escaut canals. "rest Fight IVcars End Meanwhile, the Canadian First Armx, shearing up the, Channel coast, has battled across the Leopold canal about Iwo miles from the Dutch border. On the far weslcrn Up of France, the long siege of Brest appears, to lie drawing lo n close American soldiers have bnltlcd into the arcu of Ihc submarine pens and Into Ihc old clly itself. Far to the south, the American Seventh Army hns struck lo within 1C miles of Belfort, guardian of a gap feeding back into Ocrmany. All armies had lo get along without air support today. Murky skies kept most Allied Britlsh-bnSccl planes in their hangars. However, Italy-based medium Ijombcrs hammered Germany's aothic line north of Florence and south of Illmlnl lodny. On Ihc ground In Italy, British nnd American troops have penetrated well Into the Gothic line, just ns other Allied troops have penetrated Into Ihe Siegfried line. the indictment of!74 German aliens o- tt n t in the United Stales on charges of aitt f>cr Promoted conspiring lo conceal from Iho Government llielr nffHlntlon.s w llli the a^l parly. Allornc-y General Diddle announced Ihc opening of :i7 sealed Indictments returned in the pnsl few days by federal grand Jurlos in Newark. N. Y., nn ( i Brooklyn. BUWlc snid (lie indictments climaxed four years of Investigation Inlo the "intricate ramllcnllons of (he American branch of the National Soclallsl . . . party of Gcr- many." The Brooklyn grand Jury immcd 108 defendants on a charge of con- spiring to five false Information In the alien registration acl of I940. The Newark grand Jury namerj 31 defendants on the same charge. Kiwanians Given Quiz : A quiz on the organization and activities of both the Klwanls International and the local club was conducted yesterday at the regular weekly luncheon meeting of members of that civic club at Hotel Noble. The quiz wns conducted by C. A. Hunton Sr.. and \V. B. Nicholson both members of Ihe Klwanls cdti- caliona! committee. Guests at the meeting included Philip J. Deer and A. B. Cole of Jonesboro. N. 0. Cotton Mar. . 2112 2116 2107 2115 2112 Mny . 2088 2094 2084 2093 2088 July . 2050 2055 2045 2055 - 2047 Oct. . 2147 2154 2H4 2154 2148 Dec. . 2131 2135 2127 2135 2132 Hrsl Lieut, Chnr>s G. Dinner, son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Chcslcigh Billncr, 24 Wlnstilp St., Hartford, Conn., hns been recently promoted to rank of captain, according lo Wnr Department Orders received nt BAAK Capl. Bittncr, hiubnnrl of Mrs Annie Wilson Billncr, Blylhcville wns commissioned n second lieutenant Feb. 16, 1943. Co/one/ Whitney Escapes ROME. Sept. 14 (UP)— Colonel .John liny Wliitr-y, who was captured b ythe Gc, Mtis In Southern rrnncc on Augr. • 21. hns escaped and'returned lo ills outfit. Lear Visits Fort Benning FORT BENNING. Ga., Sept. 14 tU.P.i—Lteut. Gen. Ben Lear, commanding general of Ihe Army Ground Forces, arrived nl Law.™ Field last night for a two-day visit to Fort Benning Hc HBA accompanied by five general officers nnd eight others of his staff. The general's visit will be cli- mnxed by the graduation of the 50.000th officer cnndldate from the Infantry school. The party was met at the airport by Major General Fred L. Walker, commanding general of the Infantry, Major Genernl Eugene M. Landrum, commanding general of thc 71st Division, Brigadier General George H. Wecnis, assistant commandant . off Jho.>a Inj>ntry School and Brigadier General Ridgezy Gnllhcr, commandant of Ihe Pnrnclmte School. .,., Storm Expected To Hit New York This Afternoon Heavy Winds Cause Damage Along'Coast* Of North Carolina Hy United I'rcss A MJU'ie Atlantic hiirilcanc'-was heading ivjrlhwnrd from ' Capo Ifnttenib, North Caiollna, this nf- k-mcoii, and threatening to strike Ihu New Jersey, New York und New Knifland consts CTinctlme tonight '.Hurricane., wnriilngt nre fljliif, from tl.c Virginia capes north to Portland, Malnp, and residents' all "long the const'have received urgent, warnings to got, ready for the blow. Weather Bureau officials estimate thai the hurricane Is .Mining about TO miles an, hour. Its foiwaul i:pccd has Increased to ' about 30 miles nn hour. And as fai us thdy lire nblc to. determine the storm will strike New Jersey nnd lang Island about midnight tonight The Moi'in probably will extend Inland about 60 miles. Cape Cod nnd the' siin>;i New England Islands mny bo CMiochilly hard'hit. Shoitty allci noon, [he storm ccntcieil ill Norfolk, Va., where tho wind/was blow- Ing 60 miles nn 'hour. Const Feels Blow , The edge of the hurricane lashed ntoiiR the North Carolina r.horj- llnc tills morning,.'cutting wine communications and 'sending high waves tumbling onl.i the benches' Hut the full force 'of the storm filnycd out to sen,' and it's expected the Southern states have been,spared the full fury of the winds. Nonetheless winds did up- I'ool trees and Mimsh windows Small uoiifa were destroyed by waves rolling 50 'feet lnld> the till nnd" thousands of 'acios 1 of ilch North Ca,ro!In<i faimlinds were : flooded. ':','"• ^However;, sjprm' warnings bolo* Cnpc Tltitlorns we're loweicd nround 10 a. in.'No-casualties wore re- poi'tcd. • -. '••••• '.'. • AK tlio ; liurrlcnne blows, northward, cmist Guard and civilian officials nro_',taklng emergency pre- cmilions'nll along the shore. ' All nnvnl plrines in' the Norfolk arcn havu been flowii inland an3' military, personnel'living in camps near Virginia beach were transferred to safer zone's. „ Ordered Off Island Residents of Fire _ Island, off Long island, have been ordered to leave for the mainland at once. And. Const Guard and Nnvy pcr- f.oimcl nre long Islniul Sound. V,;." 1 ' The New York Weather Bureau predicts that gnics of nenr 70 rnilei nn hour v.itl strike Hie Wew"Ydrk (onst nrtiL tonight although New York City may gel only t|ie fringes of tho storm. ' ,1 •• •• • •'•• -TT In New 'England , residents in fishing villages, and .summer.,'rc- jorts nre boarding up-their-windows and barricading '.their floors. Weather Bureau officials sayltlmt the storm will probably bo'.ac- coniimnlcd by excessively .high tides and torrential fains. Gales will probably precede tho storm center Itself by two or three hours. Then, after the peak, has ••• been reached the winds will diminish "very slowly." Mother Nature also took care of her family before the -' hurricane hit the Carolina shore. "Persons evacuating' the benches last night report that the headlamps of their automobiles fell upon dozens of rabbits, dogs, Vats' find ''pthfct^jitil- mnls moving inland" along the highways, '> Eden Will Join In Conference Political Problems To Claim Attention Of Allied Leaders , By United Press British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden will join the Roosevelt- Cliurchill conference in Quebec shortly. Tills was announced officially today. Eden will take part In discussions of political problems which nre accumulating fast In Europe and Asia. .However It is believed-tMt Secretary of State Hull will not go to Quebec unless there are new developments. The announcement of Eden's impending arrival Indicates the Qiie- oec talks ' have broadened fapMly oeyond the scope of purely military matters. For only yesterday British spokesmen said they knew of no plans for a visit by Eden. High on the political agenda arc certain ,to be these three difficult problems: The occupation of Gcr- ninny, the long standing Russian- Polish dispute, and .the British attitude In the Far East. •."" ' A Serbian sculptor perfected a fireproof nnd' waterproof brick made chiefly from-paper. -

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