The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 15, 1944 · Page 1
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VOL. XL1—NO. 153 Sove Waste Paper/ It is vafuaWe to ffc W^tithttt Watch this paper fa, Co/fecf/on DaW _THB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST AIUCAMHAR AM,, ^,,,,^f^^. ^ ^ -*-^ *? k3 Blylhcvlllc Dally News Blylheville Courier Blylhcvllle Hcrnld Mississippi Vnllcy Lender NORTHEAST Ai?KANSA8\ND ST MISSOUiU E, AKKANSAS. KUIDAY, SKPTHMHIiK ir> U ^^ _ . — H1INUUS UOPIE8 FIVE CENT8 ' ^SJNVASJONS AIMED AT PHILIPPINES East (oast Suffers Huge Storm Damage; 18 Dead, 150 Injured By United Press The racing hurricane which has buttered the Atlantic coast, is clyuijr at sca off Nova Scotia today. r|1 , ', *' — * VJ * * w* <i U^Ullcl LUurlV* Ihc mighty storm has spent its force, luovinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia strong winds. Canadian .storm Before swinging out to sca car)y (1)is monii u tm center narrowly missed Rnsfnn hut Knr,<,.^ n .,,if.,.. :... n mil P n ." ai i°"'''V" u T eci Boslon - b «t before ending its 0-mi e path- of dcs ruction, the hurricane lashed Cnpe Cod, where a doxcn villages were inundated by flood tides Now, with more detailed reports * of the storm wreckage, the properly damage from Massachusetts to North Carolina is estimated at 30 million dollars. At least 18 persons died during the hurricane, and the f .injured list stands at 150. '' The famous icfort at Atlantic City, N. J.. suffered the most dam- iige. A tidal wave broke the city's million dollar steel pier in half. Furious waves piled tons of sand on the boardwalks, • causing them to buckle in a dozen places. Houses and shops near the beaches were Hooded But the largest loss of-life occurred In New York City, where 12 persons died. Eight of the victims were electrocuted, seven by stepping on damaged power lines and another by being blown against the third rail of an elevated line. The storm caused a heavy damage Tops all along the coast, par- to ci ticularly to the orchards "of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Ixmp Islntid. But, as in nil storms, there is an amusing story amid the damaee and destruction. A United Press correi spondcnt was out at Moriches Coast Guard station on Long Island when the captain sent a man out to look for his automobile. •;; At th« time the center o.' the hiir- - r.lcnne,Wi\« raging around ,the. tion and air was filled with the shriek of the storm and with nyinu' debris. After a while the sailor struggled tack bearing the captain's automo- .bile license plate. Tue man reported with: "Here's the plntc, sir; I don't know what liur>i>cned to the car." Wage Ceilings May Be Raised WLB Ponels Report That Living Costs Have Zoomed Upward WASHINGTON. Sept. 15 (UP.) —A new blow has been struck against the nation's present wage ceilings. Two fact-finding panels of the War .Labor Board report that living costs have Increased 25 to 43 per cent since January, 1941, the base period of the Little Steel Wage Formula. The wage formula Itself provides for only 15 per cent u"(iflee Increases since that period. \. The two panels have cleared the - way for a WLB recommendation that President Rrasevelt crack the famous Little Steel Formula nnd jncreasc the wnge ceilings and thus increase the wages of millions of workers. The WLB will hold public hearings on the report on Sept. 26 and 27 and then will make recommendations to the President, probe the November elec- observers believe Mr relax the wage R spent months ably tion. befor Some Roosevelt 'will ceilings. The two panels investigating charges thnt organized labor had been placed at a big economic disadvantage by rigid wage ceilings, although widespread price increases were permitted One panel heard the arguments of the CIO's United steel Workers Union. This panel decided that the wage stabilization program {•h-nild be re-examined. The panel r.dded that the 17-ccnt per hour wage Increase demanded by the stcele union probably would not be inflationary and the steel coin- panics could pay it. The second panel heard spokes- pn for the American Federation f Labor. This panel reported that the Little Steel Formula works unfairly and squarely attacked the formula. The two panels agreed that the President has authority to modify the wage formula. Flames Destroy 100-Room Hotel One Person Killed, Four Are Injured And Five Still Missing ANNTSTON, Ain., Sept. 15 (U.P.I —A flash fire, raging through the 100-room Alabama hotel at Anni- slon today, caused the death of nl least one person and Injuries- to four others. Demolition squads arc searching the sinking ruins in search of the five persons listed as missing. There is a possibility, however, that they escaped with other guests and have failed to report their safety. A Mount Holly, N. C., gucit, William p. Honiuucklc, died this nioniing In an Anniston hospital where four o there are heing treated for injuries. The injured arc listed as Mrs Ellen Celine, of -Ghillicothe, Ohio;' Mrs. Breda'<'Kline, " of Cincinnati, Ohio; / Leonard Hope, of West Monroe, La., and -Marion O. Falkner, of Bessemer. Most of the guests were warned In time by a rescue party of police and members of the hotel staff who went through the building arousing the sleepers. Police officers, directed by chief Luther Owen, were stationed at fire escapes, stairways and other exits with flashlights lo guide the occupants of Ihc smoke-filled building. Group To Fight U. S.-Sponsored Co-Ope rative Southern business men, including U representatives of Blythcvine, voted their unanimous endorsement yesterday of the National Tax Equality Association's war against Government aided co-operation in competition with private enterprise and adopted a plan to set up a New York Cotton Mnr. . 2113 2119 May . 2085 2096 July . 2053 2057 Oct. . 2150 2155 Dec. . 2135 2133 2108 2084 2046 2144 2111 2091 2054 2144 2115 2091 2055 2161 2128 2133 2t3S Chicago Wheat Sept. . 157 open high low close .57',', 157 152% I5l. 157 W 156:4 152 regional office association In Memphis to carry on the work In this section. The meeting to oppose the proposed Southern Consolidated Cooperative was attended by 600 leaders from Southern stntes Under thc iponsorshlp of the Memphis Chnm- 3cr of Commerce the luncheon- meeting at Hotel Pcabody was one of the largest ever held In Memphis. Delegates heard co-operattves branded as "a growing threat to private business that Is both unfair and subsidized". 'he principal argument wns that co-operatives, which are now entering many fields of business and manufacture, should be tnxcd thc same as private corporations. The Inttcr arc now assessed from 40 to 80 per cent of their profits, whereas co-operntlvcs pay no Federal Income tax. • TOBAV'S WAR ANALYSIS Philippines Now Within Easy Range By JAMES HARPER Dulled Press Slaft Writer The guns of Japan's former Is- lnn,j fortresses nrc turning on 'lok- The enemy originally seized n string of Pacific Island's as a harrier to protect the homeland. Now thc island empire is merging Into America's Innd-brldge to reach that homeland. Micronesia Is n vast milky way of 2550 Islands covering an expanse greater than Continental United Stntes. Tokyo considered those is- Innds Indispensable for the defense of Japan. Now America finds them Indispensable for Ihc offensive against Japan, carried over bases along the 3GOO mile trip from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo. In the central Pacific. Admiral Nimitz has hopped from (lie Gilberts to the Marshall* to the Mn- rinnns to thc Carolines. And now he Is looking out toward the '.imps Harpc: Philippines over SCO miles of water. In the Southwest Pacific, General MacArthur has hopped along thc Solomons chain, across New Guinea and New Britain, through the Admiralties, the Greens nnd the Moluccas. And now he is only 250 miles short of n return to Bnlaaii. Philippines Rendezvous Thus, two powerful American forces, group-hopping across the Pacific, will merge In tho Philippines. There they'll probably fight their last Island campaign before the island campaign of Jnpan .General MacArthur, by invading Morotni, has shoved his air bases forward to within fishier range of.the Philippines. Soon, he may subject that vast" 114,000-squarc- r mile Island cluster to thc kind of scourging bombardment which is a necessary curtaiii-raiser to Invasion. At the same tiinc, Admiral Ni- rnltz has pushed lib air front to Patton'sJMen Capture Nancy -innr Turn fiimr Fliers DismkvH l/irlArii AMAH* K/.'.~,:.i_ i j_ i . .'•. within 560 miles of the Philip- Pines, a distance that can easily be covered by. long-range fighters and medium an,j heavy bombers. Both forces also have plugged the escape route for additional thousands of by-pnssed Jnp soldiers. Enemy Isolated With the invasion of Palau westernmost of the Carolines the Americans have slit the last supply and escape line for 10,000 by-passed Japs in the Marshalls and 75000 to 100.000 in the eastern Carolines, including Truk. At the same time General MacArthur has placed himself in a position to cut the nrtenes feeding strength to Ihc £00.000 Jnixs in the Netherlands East Indies. He already has Isolated 60.000 soldiers on New Guinea SO.OOO on New Britain, 10000 on New irclnnd and 22,000 on Bougainville. The greal army of helpless, oy-passed Japs now Is fast reaching toward the half-million mark. Once the Philippines are conquered, two courses will be open to American fighting men. They may set sail for China, there to set up bases for the conquest of Japan. And significantly, the great port of Hong Kong lies only 695 miles from Wanila. Or they may skip the prc- iminarics and get right to the heart of the matter by striking for Jn"-. ut the 1500-mile road from Saipan to Tokyo is mined by the 3onm group whose land surface to- Finns Turn Guns On Nazi Troops, Stockholm Says German Fleer Fails In Effort to Seize Fortified Island LONDON. Sept. 15 (U1')~A tired Finland, seeking peace with one na- llon, iifinln hns been forced to man her guns, this lime ngiiinst Nazi Germany. Reliable reports from Stockholm say flighting hns broken out between Finnish nnd German troops hi northern sections of thc conn- try. And It's officially announced In Helsinki (hat last night a German licet made nn unsuccessful attempt to seize thc heavily fortified Hog- Innd Island In the Gulf of Finland. Finnish coastal butteries sank nine "hips In thc Nml Invasion fleet and the nttack wns beaten off at several polnl.s. : However one small German bridgehead was established 'and latest reports say fighting Is continuing on the strategic Island, 100 miles west of Leningrad. The outbreak of hostilities i Service For Hospital 'Blitz' MEMPHIS. Sepl. 15 (UP) — A court of hisli riinklnii officers tlls- inisscd from the service Iwo Army airmen found guilty of siHjjlnj. „ double bill,, on St. Joseph Hospllnl In Memphis on Aug. 21. 'Ihe court also ordered Ihc airmen lo forfeit nil pny ,,nd allow- nnccs due them h v tb c Army. The two (Hers, Lieut. Sidney M. Colciimn of Memphis wns dlschari!- cd. whil c I'%ht Officer John N. Summer, of 1'itl.sbing. was dishonorably discharged. Both men were slntloned nt (In Greenwood, Miss. Air Base. '''lie two were convicted on eight charges resulting from the cnrlv morning bill?, which reportedly ter- rltlcd nurses nnil piillcnls lit the hospital. The verdict Is subject lo review by higher air force officers. Waste Paper Collection Set Tomorrow ciirred on Ihe eve of the deadline Krforts will have to bo redoubled In Mississippi County If the tpiota Uifciof 80.000 pound* of Kemp paper set under Russian armistice terms' ls lcllullc < 1 llL ' r <i this mouth, I,, ci. for the Germans to be.out of Pinland. ft Is still Impossible to say whether Finnish President Baron Mnn- ncrhcim will formally declare war on Germany, Ihe big brother Nash, chairman of the snlvngc committee, warned housewives and others here today on the eve ot Brother paper collection dntc. Trucks- again will mnkc the tomorrow in Blylhcvlllu lo ivilh whom Finland embarked o'nl collc cl bundles of scrap paper, now __ „.. her wnr of revenge against' Rus- believe Finland's sin in 1941. observers Stanfield Services To Be Held Sunday Funeral services for c. n Stnn- fteld, who died early Monday morning, will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Cobb Funeral Home. Officiating will be the Rev H. E. Simms, pastor of the Assembly of God Church. Burial will be made at Sandy Hldge Cemetery. Mr. Stanfield, 44, was undergoing treatment at Ihe stale sanilorium at Baonevllle, Ark., where he had been only a short time. Livestock ST. LOUIS, Sept. 15 (U.P.)-Hog receipts 6,400 head with 5,000 salable. Top price 14.60. 150-240 pounds 14.70; 120-140 pounds 132514.25; sows 13.95. Cattle 3,400 head, with 1800 salable. Calves 800, all salable. Mixed yearlings and heifers 10.0013.00; cows 8,00-11.00; ca inters and cutters 5.50-7.50; slaughter steers 900-17.50; slaughter' 1 ' holfcw 8.0017.00; stocker nnd 14.25; sows, 13,25, feeder steers path will be clear, the 27 Bonins cither must be invaded or must hav c their sting removed by a series of neutralizing air raids. ' Slimming up, Americas righting nicn have opened the battle of the Philippines by seizing air bases within striking range of thc Islands. From there, they may swing to the Chinese mainland to assemble forces for a plunge at Japan. Or they may pass up thc Japanese army In China for thc time being and first eliminate the Japanese army in Japan. But whatever course Is taken, one thing is sure. As General MacArlhur said on thc beachhead of Morotai today: "Defeat now stares Japan in the face." desire to get tho best possible pence terms from Moscow w,lll -be a. poW> erfiil Incentive' lo declare^w»rW«i Berlin. • • V- ' "• .*" In thp midst of the Moscow 'pence negolalions Finland's Premier Ant- li Hnctt7.cH, has suffered a brnIn hemorrhage and now Is, rciwrtcd in n serious condition. Turning- to other evenls on the eastern front, the Germnn DNB news agency reports one half-million Soviet troops have begun n mighty Baltic offensive nlm«l nt the Latvian capitnl of Riga.. The enemy dispatch says 40 Soviet infantry divisions, supported by tanks nnd plane. 1 ;, rcconvcrglng on Riga from the south and cnsl. Moscow communiques have not mentioned the new offensive but say the main battle of Warsaw is "tow well underway. Soviet artillery nnd planes arc needed more than ever to supply the hundreds of needs of victorious Allied armies on the distant buttle fronts. Every bundle of-puper, magazines or, similar imiier mnlcrlnl ,1s. -•jHiiffil.'.'ijfJicre- l>y tlie.. .mlvnfo worker's who must make' : up 'for the low of two cnrlonils of waste paper destroyed In it fire hero !nst Gaturduy. The paper which burned was awaiting shipment to .salvage centers from where It would be' sent to mills for processing Inlo vlln] war materials. The only reason the paper wns held on the yard here was because shipping facilities were not Immediately available, Mr. Nash said. ' This loss of waste paper makes U doubly important that residents of this area respond to thc appeal for paper, Mr. Nnsh said. Those who will help the war effort in this manner were asked to tic Ihcir wastcpnper into bundles nnd pounding th c Polish capilal while P'nce them In front of their home;, the First White Army Is potscd on on the curb tomorrow 11101111113 thc east bank of thc Vistula preparing for the invasion of the city itself. Meanwhile Polish patrlols are In- K'hcre trucks and salvage workers will colled them.' Mr. Nash .said thnt any paper left after the collection might be ci easing their desperate struggle tojlumeri In by calling Joe Martin hamper Nazi defense activities. And telephone 2977 a late Allied dispatch snys the leader of the Warsaw patriot forces may soon appear In London to confer with British leaders on the situation in Polnnd. Diphtheria Patient Improves At Hospital Stricken by diphtheria, Joyce Dean Ballard. two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Ballard of Osceola, wns Improved at Walls Hospital today. She was admitted to the hospital last night when her condition became critical. She was placed under an oxygen tent. Tills Is Ihe second case reported In Mississippi county In recent weeks. Thc other victim Dcrald Melton, aged 4, lived In Lcaclivllie Search Is Continued For Men Who Fled Jail The search for two Negro prls- cners. who made their escape from the county Jail here Tuesday night, spread as county officers combed Ihe surrounding territory for thc third day in an effort to trace the fugitives. Ncal Cook, held on a murder charge, and Roger Palmer, held on a burglary charge, were waiting Ihc actbn of Circuit Court after jcing bound over in a preliminary hearing in Municipal Court . They made their escape through II unlocked door which led lo the kitchen of the building. The wen's ibsence was not, discovered until about 9 o'clock Tuesday night, Me/ton Child Dies LEACHVILLE, Sept. 15.—Funeral services for Dcrald Mellon, four- year-old son of Henry Raymond Melton, MC 3-c in the Seabces. and Mrs. Melton, were held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon in Paraqoulrt. Dcrald died Tuesday morning of diphtheria. He became ill Sunday. His father, who Is stationed at Penrl Harbor, was unable to attend thc services. He also leaves twin brother and an older sister. Howard Undertaking Co,, was In charge of arrangements. N. Y. Stocks Amcr Tobacco 71 Anaconda Copper 25 5-8 Beth Steel C93-B Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors 371-2 60 5-8 .............. Montgomery Word ......... 50 3-8 N Y Central 171-2 Int Harvester ............ go North Am Aviation ........ 9 Republic Steel-..' .......... 181-8 Radio . 10 1-8 nearly nn hour after they escaped! U 3 Steel Socony Vacuum 121-8 Studcbakor is Standard of N J '.. 52 Texas Corp 45 Packard n 1-2 Parly Leaders At Convention Negro Vote Question Under Consideration By Arkansas Group LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 15. (UP) — Democratic leaders of Arkansas who sic meeting in Little flock for their biennial slate convention, are considering a probable solution of raising a recent Supreme Court dccisloi Victory Opens Way For Drive into Saar Area Mcfz Now Exposed To Flanking Movement By American Forces LONDON, Sept. IB. (IJl'l-Amcrl- cull combat troops imvo captured Nancy, uriinlcst transport nnd mtll- inry W1KO Ill northeast France General PnlUm'.i tnnknicn arid In- fnntry, In topplitR tlic base, Imvc cleared a major road block wlilcli lonj; simjiKcd their advuncu. Ami nlrciidy, Ihoy arc ,, us ]iln B toward the German rronlier, •« m |] e s to llin Nancy, richest prize yet lo full to Pnllon's men, Is Hie hub of H vast mil and rond network which webs nil of western Germany. The rllv of 1M.OOO Is the historic caplHU of I.orrnlnc province. lnn B „ political football for the nations of Europe United Press Correspondent HolMii Ilchnr<l.i says Nancy fell ,,] mo sL vvltltotit « shot being fired Here's what lie hns to siiy about Hi* vlotory: "This opens the path for n smush over tlie line rouds Into the rich bimr train mid makes possible .nn milllnnkliif! movement, to thu north which well could render the fortress of Mew untenable for llie acr mans." Maastricht Fulls Other gronl buses of western En- rope ulso arc falling to tlio Amcrl- cnns. Tlio Na*t high ccnninniid reports Ihe loss or the tmlrium city of Maastricht, which dominates the southeastern fl/iyer of Holland. The city jjipimicntly hns been tnkon by American First Army troops, which ' that allows negro voting. The keynote address, given by Arthur L. Adams from Joticsboro who was campaign manager for Bun Lnney, stressed tlio picscrvation <;l the Democratic patty In Arkansas for members of the Caucasian race And a sub-committee from the 'j!cl Democratic committee is scheduled to submit recommendations Ihal will permit negro electors who iKllevc in principles of the Democratic party lo participate in primaries, but at the same time limit actual membership within the parly lo members of the white race. In his keynote address Adams reminded the delegates that the best governed democracies are those thai are least governed. Arinms also stressed the need foi the party lo look to »ie cities for urban support in the future would be ol vital Importance. For, lie says, the Democrats hold their majority In the house of representatives in Washington .today only because of Ihelr big city numbers. The need for revision of parly rules to conform to the United Stales Supreme Court decision wnj mentioned only briefly by Adams. Presiding as tcmnornry chairman Is George Piko from DeWiH. The convention adjourned until 2:30 this afternoon. 56 Chicago Rye high f>4". DSVi Sept. 'Dec. open 93 84'/, low close 9251 04',!, 93-X 03% 9514 34 . - - -..--.. Belgium's Al- ucrl.cntinl nnd the Muusc river, barrier onto Dutch soil. . Other First Army troops arc blast- Ing nwny, one by one, tho pillboxes nnd other strong points with which the Nazis nre trying to ciulay the full of Anchen. Tlmt great Gennnii city, a' key [Ink hi the Siegfried line, already Wees American troups on three sides As n matter of fact, American sol- di ers have slabbed five miles beyond H, deeper Into Germany, to the area of Stolbcrg. United Press War Correspondent Jack Franklsh, now with Allied troops Inside the Siegfried line describes the scene thus: "Aachen lies below this artillery observation post, looking Into the afternoon sun like a picture- postcard of an ancient Gorman city But the deadly stillness is broken' occasionally by bursts of cannon Franklsh says he cnn see the tower of a biilldltiif. built In 7QQ, where Charlemagne Is burled. Prisoners say only 35,000 of the city's ISO.OOO population rcmnln. The rest were cvnc- untcn, Destruction Reported Franklsh also quotes German crvn- Hycs as saying 76 per cent of the city has been destroyed But U P Correspondent Joseph Grlgg, now at General Drndley's 12lh Army Group headquarters, warns: "Now thai thc final showdown bailie hns been Joined along the greater part of thc First Army front, it Is obvious thnt it Is not going to be nny walkaway" A security blackout has closed over thc activities of a First Army column which punched across the border near Trier, but a front rc- BUII shelling thc German town. The security blackout also has obstructed thc activities of the British Second Army In Belgium and thc Cnnndlnn First Army striking up lite French const. Nor have there been any new communiques on the progress of the Allied Seventh Army moving up from thc south of Frnncc. However, a German communique says heavy lighting has broken out near the Belforl Gap, nn escape funnel back Into Germany. At thc last official report, French Seventh Army troops were within miles of Dclforl. Most of thc armies had lo get along without large-scale air support today because of spolly weather. However, medium bombers managed to atlnck Hushing and other points along the Schclcie estuary In Holland. Thc weather failed to hold up air attacks by Italy-based bombers While British Eighth Army troops drove to within n mile of thc Rimini airfield in Italy, some 600 American bombers based behind thc lines .struck airdromes and a German submarine station near Athens In Greece. All of the three raided airdromes were crowded with transport planes. Nimitz Leads Invasion Forces IntoPalau Group As MacArthur Directs Battle For Halmahera Ity Hulled Press ,' ,; ^-Sonic of (hi! bloodiest, righUiiB of Ihc Pacific wniv'is !>£ U " ' stepping stones guarding llie Philip. 'IVo grout Anici-icim invasion teanw Immclictl twin' as- wiillH ill ilnwn ycHlurcliiy, one ,,l Ihc Vila) Jnp.bases in thc I'nlnii lalnmlH, (>00 miles west of lh e I'hili,, ,in cs ' „, - in utl'er '-t the llalnmhora'uul.s, 250 miles ShoT^c Late Bulletins II. K. KIKST AltMY 1IKA»- QIIAKTKHSj, Sept. If,. <ui')-_ American troops surrounded Anvlien foilay, »inl Mm full u f (lie city wns cxni-dcil smtn. Itll.MNdS, Moiil,, Sepl, lf>. (IIP)—(invcrmir Dnwey suys It autwnni dial din federal KIIVCIII- inenl "l|tis ginm li>o fur" In slucli- lillliiR fur iiar needs. He Imticil Ills .Stulcilliml III! Ills series of (-IIII- (ciriice* ii-||h cattle men and farm lenders. IINIIKI) STATUS I'IKST AK- MV HKAIXjltAltTKUS IN Blil,- (HUM, Hiuit. IS. (Ill')—Thi! Nulh- crbinds city of Manstrlclit has been nipturcd, ami Klrst Army tnmiis hi Unit nrcn luive driven Inln (*erniuny. [,ONI>ON, Sept. l!i (III') — Tlie I'<ir!sniillu.s:iystlic Amr)- eans luive ciinlurcil Tlilonvllln on Hie Miisellc river 12 miles fnim thn Ocrman junction Ijiixitinlxiuri; and French frdnl- lem, i Nova/ Depbt Damaged By , Heavy Blasts HASTINGS, Neb., Soyl. 15 (UP) — An explosion hoard 125 miles nwny blustcd a loading dock of Ihc Hustings Naval Ordnance depot today. It occurred shortly after 0 o'clock, Central \Vnr Time, and new blasts reported still were fn (he morning. occurring First report* said several Negro sailors iveru among ejisimlllcs Inken to llie depot dispensary, but the extent of cii5iia}'!i's nnd dmmige were not Imincdhiiely learned. The Ilnstlngs implosion occiirrerl five miles from thc scene of nn explosion In April which killed eight persons, nnd wns henrd nt McCook, 125 miles way, and nt Jamestown, Kan*., 100 miles away. However, one dispatch from Ihc nrcn snys clamngc to buildings wns not so heavy as In thc April disaster. Passenger Train Kills Livestock South Of Wilson A dangerous derailment was narrowly averted enrly yesterday morn- Ing when the Memphis-bound Frisco passenger train struck nnd kfllcd 25 mules nnd two horses on the track four miles south of Wilson shortly after 6 a. m. Thc train wns only slightly damaged and no one was injured when thc fnst moving train struck the animals huddled on the track ncnr N. 0. Cotton Mar, Ma;/ July Get, Dec. 2115 20SS 2054 2123 2113 2122 2100 2090 2097 2000 2052 2053 2152 2155 2)52 2135 2133 2130 2115 2093 2055 21S3 2154 2136 2135 the nnlmnls became frightened at lhe approach of the train and ran south on the track until Ihcy were slopped by thc trestle. The mules and horses belonged to llu Lee Wilson Co., and \vere kept on a Wilson farm near Evndnle, mnnagerf by "Sonny" Lynch. A Nc- gn> worker on the farm told rill- road officials that he had herded Ihc anlmnls Inlo Ihclr lot thc night before nnd did not know how they could hnvc made their escape. It was understood this morning the Frisco railroad detectives were not making an Investigation. The train was hold up a short time while the track wns cleared of the carcasses, Uile reports say the Pnlnu Invaders, uudor Admiral Nlmllz, have established several beachheads despite savage enemy opposition. - Niinit?, has not, yd officially re- • vcaliid which of Ihc BO Pnlau Is-, muds the Americans arc attacking. J ut [i .radio correspondent reports unit nt lonst-piirl of Ihclandings were on Pclollii. t|, 0 southernmost- m Ihe chain. This confirms nu earlier Japanese report. I'ns-lttnm Secure ' < -'• ?i ,.. Meanwhile the second' team,' rudder the porr.TOnl command of Gen- ; - unl OmiLilaa MacArthur, has' KC- cureil ll.s positions on Morotni ls- : " Hind, northernmost m tluv 'Hiil-'~ iiiahoras Group. Enemy resistance. I'ere was far weaker. Gencrnl Mnc- Ailluir says tho Japanese hud cx> peetod the Invaders-lo striko^fa?- tlier south In the Hnhrmhcrns. -'•> • General; MncArlhur : Issued a' statement a few hours r.ftcr ij'ic landing Bnylng that Allied forces now dominate the Moluccas Sny 5 he: "Our position: here Is secure ami lhe. Imincrtlate operation lias uchlcvcd Its purpose." . ,-:. . .:, . Allied Strategy liullralcd These twin landings have .servqd, lo convince military' experts Hint Ilia-United Nnllous'plan calls for extension of, Al.HGd lines • to . the China coast hy -way, of the Phll- /: This plan might even cllminnla ' nny necessity of tlBhtlng for the vast areas which lhe Japs occupy In southeast Asia and the East Al nny rate tho'iiaril pincers Is slowly closing In. toward the --Philippines. An American busc-ln tha HnliimhcfnS' will give '• thc 'Allies nlrflelth only one hour's time from Mindanao. - And bases In the Pnlnus will protect ,trie> flank of the advance toward the Philippines. And while the Americans move In lo threaten the Philippine.'! and Jnp supply lines south/niie Jnp- nncsc.iu China nrc driving desperately '- --•-•-•• • route establish an ovcriiind their southern empire. Late reports from Chungking r ' say that two Jnpnncso forces, one driving south, the other north, nrc reported within 150 miles of closing n gap:trmt would cut ctiiri'a~*)n two. . _.Draft Board Wife Of Army Dentist Fatally Burned Today HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Sept 15 (UPl— The 20-year-old wife of an Army dentist wns burned to death when her Hot Springs apartment was gulled by fire carty today. Thc ilcnrt woman is Mrs. Frances Sassen. wife of Capt. Call Snssen, a dentist stationed at the Hot Springs Army and Navy Hospital. Mrs. Sassen's body was found In the wreckage of llie apartment after the fire was finally brought under control Captain Sassen was severely burned before ho managed lo jump from a second story window. The fire was discovered at 4:30 o'clock this .morning, and more than i dozen occupants of'the'tv\o'-sforj •stucco building managed to escape without Injury. ... Into Service Names of 28 men, scheduled to leave llils,' monlh .for", service "in the armed forces, -were listed today by Selective Service ' Board B They nre William Russell Springer, J. c. Jones, Robert Clark Gyn- card, Paul Guthery Shelby, Leon Slltton Foreman, Franklin Buchanan. James Pfiul Lnffarett, Wil- itam Enrl Dunn, Troy Roosevelt Ward, Henry Michel, Vernon Ev- crlon Roper, Hnrvy Harrell Dunn. Thurman Odell Gentry, .Charles Everett Hamrlck, Ray Isac Daugherty, Willim Glenn Sharp, Klrby James Cook, _ .Eugene Patterson King, Trnvls Rtissell Jarinbn, Joini Burl Meachnm, Alton Jackson, John Alvin Lorren, Paul Dan Hallard, James Washington Hulehinsqn. Gordon Elgin Edgln, Cecil Colurn- bns Withrow . Highway improvement • Program Is Planned LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 15 (UP) — Engineer Fred J. Herring says a 79 mllli'.'. dollar postwar program to construct more than 5,400 miles of highways In Arkansns have been tentatively laid out by the highway department. ' ,...." He says the program Is designed lo eliminate obsolete highways unpaved roads and bad bridges. A survey to determine where traffic is heaviest has been made of homes, transient vehicles and heavy intersections. And the hlgh- »'ay. department is waiting until the survey can be fully analyzed before completing their final plans. Other ^postwar Improvements Include corner traffic lights replac- x Ing overhead corner trafflo lights and permanent posts designating street names In the cities. In the ftrst.18 weeks of this year, 178,684 people died in: the 93 major American cities, compared with 181,060 deaths In the corresponding period of 1343, , i+

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