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So™ Waste Popar/ It is va/uofcfe Io th. War Hfortf Wolcfc tWs pa/»r (for Collection Dafrif BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NP.WRPATiRl) r>» M/TOtrftE>»n>ii AT>,,,,,„.„ ...,»„_ _... _ ^^ •••^ W » ^n^ VOL- XLI—NO. 155 Blytheville Dally News Blytheville Herald Blythoville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ,!'], ARKANSAS, MONDAY, SKl'THMHHH 18, IU-14 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ., SKY INVASION OF HOLLAND CONTINUES Truman, Bricker Say Vets Must Be Re-employed 2 Vice-Presidential Candidates Address Legion Convention CHICAGO, Sept. 18 (U.P.)—Vice presidential candidates of bolh major parlies today told the American Legion Convention tlml veterans must be protected. • Senator Truman, the Democratic candidate, and Governor Bricker, the GOP nominee, both said the failure to roahsorb veterans Into ih c nation's business and Industry after the last, war must not be repeated this time. Both speakers are veterans of the first war. Truman served iu Prance as commander of an artillery battery, and Bricker as a chaplain. — Truman outlined in detail the Gi %^ jiill of Rights, and stressed the • ' legislative provisions for small business. He says small business is the bulwark of free enterprise and every aid should be extended to veterans wishing to establish themselves In business. He added that the Legion faces a grave responsibility, for affairs of the nation \vlll lie in the hands of veterans of both wars for some time after hostilities cease. Bricker said each returning veteran Is entitled to have his Job back, even at the expense o[ the civilian who held it while he was at war. Otherwise, lie said, |hc nation would violate the promise made to servicemen when they left for fields of battle. From Chicago, Bricker will make -a campaign swing into the cast, " into Pennsylvania, Maryland, Maine and Connecticut. After thai, it was announced today, Bricker'will begin a fl.OOO-mlle campaign trip on Oct. 1 which will ..- carry .him into 20 Southwestern, ''•"" Paefflc"" *MbiliiuiU*MmiJ"- Southern Elates. .' ••".: Mcanlhn'e, Brlcker's running mate; Governor Dcwey, headed for Seattle today to make his bid for ilabor support. The Republican .^^presidential nominee will address ';.-' 'the natvjn tonight from Seattle's Civic Auditorium in the first of lour major campaign speeches on the Pacific Coast this week. While Governor Dcwey steps up his presidential campaign, President Roosevelt presumably is holding private discussions with Prime Minister Churchill on decisions of (he Quebec conference. The President's departure from Quebec was announced last night, hut his whereabouts and those of the Prime Minister were not revealed. Petition Asks End Of Union Efforts Here Another chapter in the bitter controversy which has been waged the lEist nine inonthe over efforts J',i organizers lo unionize workers ITlh the Rice-Stix garment factory -here was written today with lhe signing by Ifil factory employes of a petition asking the National Labor Relation!; Board to order the Amsl- pamated Clothing Workers of America to cease their activities here. Th c campaign was climaxed three . weeks agt> when the scheduled election to determine whether workers would affiliate with the un'V> was called off at the last minule after charges were made by union leaders that factors' officials were indulging in unfair labor practices. Opponents of the union, how- over, charged that failure of the CIO group to muster a sufficient number of votes to swing the election, actually caused them to ask for indefinite postponement o/ tlic voting. The petition, conlained in an advertisement in today's issue of the Courier News, pointed out that since a majority of the workers do not want union membership "The CIO should be forced to leave Blytheville and cease their efforts to stir up strife and discontent among . . . workers." U also said that in the opinion / pf the -signers there has always f^incm a majority of the regular em- "' >Moyecs of the factory opposed to uhion membership. It is understood that between 250 and 260 workers in the plant are eligible for union membership. ^ Hurricane Jotters Eastern Seaboard S'maco 01 ^ de ™ la "? n W ™' B " ( ">' the """"•"" *""" «»llc,«l the U.stem seabomd, taking WOMOCK) Jamagc and a score of lives, is this waterfront view of Asbusy " ' WWM carrousel stands in the niidst of thc debris. Allanti; City, (NBA Teicpholo.) Park. N, Y. 35-mlle s ,oulh of New York CO miles .0 the south wa' nlso b'uily T.lt Body Of Capt. Benton Ley/is Returned To Texas For Rites; Wreckage Found In Mountains Military rites for Csipt. Benton L. Lewis of the Blytheville Army Air Field, whose body was found Saturday near his wrecked plane in a heavily wooded section of tlic Al- Icg-ehony Mountains, will he held in Jasper, Texas probably Thursday. Captain Lewis had been missing since Aug. 22, when his plane failed to arrive at its destination in Rochester, N. Y. ^Identification 6f the wrecked twin-engine plane was -tatc troopers found thejcrashed' ancraft made through the numbers on the plane. New Dredge Line Worker At Huffman Injured A dredge line worker, J. H. Strickland of Newellton, La., who Is^em- Ployed on the Mississippi River at Huffman, suffered a laceration on the head when he was struck, by n falling beam. Carried to the Blytheville Hospital Saturday night, shortly after the accident occurred, lie was much improved today. Mr. Strickland is an employee of the A. G. and P. Construction Company. He Is about 50 year sold. Cotton Picking Entries Mount Increasing Number Of Sponsors Listed For Annual Contest Tlic number of entries in the National Collon Picking Contest, continued to mount today as business men from Mississippi County show their interest in the forthcoming event by sponsoring candidates for the Cotton Picking Championship, who will vie for the $2,000 in prizes to be distributed lo lhe winners, wllh the champion being awarded $1,000. Entries have been received from Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, ana Mississippi. Blytheville rr-sidents sponsoring three candidates are Fred Flcc- man, George M. tec, nnd Chesler Caldwell. Sponsoring t wo are W. I. Osborne, the American Legion and G. E. Gillcnwater. The following Blytheville' business firms have suliscribcd for one entry: Family Shoe Store, Dick Roberts Cafe, liadio Station KLCN, York state the borij and ' on a 2,000 foot hill in what was described as the most heavily woaried nnd wildest section of the nation. Army planes hart been searching the area between Lockbourne Field, Columbus, Ohio,' where ' Captain Lewis stopped to refuel on the fatal flight, and Rochester, for more than three weeks. The plane was 75 miles off its course when it crashed live miles northwest of Angelica, N. Y. Troopers reported thr.t a partially opened parachute was found In a nearby tree, which led to the IK- llef that the filer had attempted to Jump, but thcJplane had not sufficient altitude. The cause of the accident is being investigated by a board of officers from the Blythc- Officers Arrest Pelelui Island Airfield Ready For Our Planes New Blows Planned By Admiral Halscy; Nimiti To Broadcast lly United 1'rcss Tlic first, airfield caplurcd by Iho American Invasion of Hie I'uliuis Is now open for business, ' A radio correspondent reports •hat the first American plunu already has landed at lhe former Jan air base of Pclcllu Island uncl found the condition of Ilic flcld excellent. The correspondent says Ihnl our forces arc paying a high price i'or ivory- additional piece of ground they arc wresting from the enemy. Thc Marines swep-, thtuiigh deadly fire lo win the hijlitsl point n,, Pelcliu, ami latest i-2,iorU say Hie Imtlle for the Jap Island Is progrcsi- iiiE beyond "our griMi/sl e.xpcctii- Llons." The American forces Invading An- uur, another Island In lhe I'ulaii Broii]>, now have extended llwir foiilliold over ono-lhird of lhe i-,- u:i chief of lhe Gcnmin lnnl1 ' stair from 1H01 lo 1000. Allies Malm .Imidlmi i using llilsschcmi) In 10H, UioGcr- pn lhe Asiiille mainland, an Am- mans pliumud lo mass 53 divisions TODAY'S WAIl ANAI.YSIN ! i Old Strategy i Still Works On Continent Ity JAMKH llAIU'Ktt Hulled 1're.ss SliifT Wrllcr Gcunun Kernel-ills worked out lhe w'oiul plnn which lhe Allies are using to defeat Germany. football experts cull 11 an unbalanced line. Military men know It as tho. three-point concept of otil- ilunklnjf, encircling ami deploying. In general, lhe plim calls for n frontal assault to engage and, In u sense, clutch, the opposing forces. While a bitter buttle builds up, u powerful column liooks around the enemy's Hank and circles to Ills rear. German Field M a r s h a 1 von Mollke used l\\i plim lo smash Ihc Second French empire In 1070. And n successor, Count Alfred voi: ticlillolToii perfculoil It while uenernl ^ • ' Gliders Bring More Troops And Supplies To Air-Borne Units LONDON, Sept. 18 (U.L'.)-Allied alr-bnnic troop 3 still ore iHHinnir into umbntileil Ilollnnd thi.s iiftern „ Holland this iifteniofMi. isupreme llead(|iiartoni reveals that the great sky invasion is conlimiliii?. Gliders arc ferryin'K in troops mid Heavy e<|iii|>nion(, whllo homhers lire dropping supplies lie announcement reveals Hint more than liOOO planes nl all l,v|H!n look part in the ulr-borne invasion yesterday mill Unit losses u'ero"'.sli}f)il." A divisional commander- has mdlootl fr om the field today that the, parachute missions * vcro "nlwoluloly stiijerb." Destroyer Lost In Heavy Storm Coast Guard Boats Also Victims, But Army Ship Survives MIAMI, Flu., Sept. Ill <U.I>.) , . r - • j x..i i\i dn iioo uo VII > JniUUil M.|, j , i - . patrol from General Stll- aloiij; Ihelr right whig opposite Del- .'"." ' ol ! ° r lntlL o rugt Pair Who Fled Jail- Found In Missouri; One Still At Largo Roger Palmer, one of Iwo Negro prisoners who escaped from lhe County jail here Tuesday night,' was caplured ill Carulhorsvilte, Mo'.,yes lerday afternoon, anil the ciipturc or the other fugitive.-Meal Cofk, 1. expcclcd within thc next 48 h'j accordIngjlo Ihe Sheriff's bflk'i Deputy Sheriff Charles Lute, Po-. lice chief William-Bcrrymair and Policeman' Clifford Walking/ anpre- hencied Palmer in a Canilhcrsvillo barbe'r shop about 3 o'clock after they were led to a farm near Stecle by a tip from a Mr. McDanlel, farmer near Slcelc, on whose farm lh e two men had been picking. cotton since Wednesday. 'Mr. McDanicl, who read an account of the jallbreak In the Courier News, believed the two men lo be the fugitives. They arrived at his farm early Wednesday morning, lhe day after they walked out of an Unlocked door at. the Jail. His belief was further substantiated when he called one of them by the name given in the paper, and thc Negro .., r - ""[i >***••* »*c»iit. iini(j i/|j|n/niv^ IH;I- wells forces 1ms climaxed Its weary Rluni. while only nine divisions held trek across llurma In a lonu-awntl- the left wlnii opposite France. The eel juncUnn with Chinese troops r,n powerful :rl[;ht wing was to plle- the Salwccu river trout, The patrol, in advance of the res-1(tcnvn llirouuh France to enehclu ular forces, crossed the O'llncrc Ixir- iho Allied armies. drive across Belgium, then swlni! ville Army Air Field, Col. Kurt M. answered lo his right name, then Landon, commanding officer of the BAAF, announced loclay. The pilot, who had been stationed at the local field since October, I'jIJ, was 24. He was a flying group commander. Captain Lewis was married in November, 1S43, to the former Miss Melba Jones of Wiergate, Texas. After their marriage, they made their home with Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Friend for several weeks before moving to the J. W. Adams apartment on . Division and Hearn, and Inter moved to an apartment nt 114 u Broadway. When Captain Lewis' plane was reported missins In New York, his J. H. Sceman, E. M. McCall 6l(y i wife Vr ' cnl to S'^veport, La., to be Drug Co., John McHaney Jack' Wlth hcr slslcr . Miss Ollie Jones, — •---••-•- ' until further word was received from ?r, C. A. Cunningham Morse I Arm * officials concerning the fate irshner. It. L. Oaines, .J. E. [" ncr ""Sbanct. Mrs. J. P. I^ricnd Bishop, Martin Hobinson, Dr. L. L, Hubcnc: and Kirshner, K. L. Oaines, J Hasson, Pickard's Grocery, Robinson Urug Co., H. C. Knappcnber- gcr, E. B. Gee Cotton Co., Dr. I. R Johnson, Glencoo Barber Shop, E. J. Dillion, and L. T. Barringcr. E. C. Owens of Del] Is sponsoring five entries, while Metcalf Store an,| Dell Compress are sponsoring one entry cacli. In Lcachville, the B. C. Gin Co., will sponsor five entries, and the Nelson Henry Gin Co., will sponsor one entry. Tlie L. G. Carter Gin Co., at Whisp will enter one candidate. Rozclle and Meadow Gin Co., at )sceola will sponsor five candidates, G. L. White and E. B. Bell will sponsor two, and Ben F. Butler, R. C. Langston and T. L. Stanford will sponsor one. In the Luxora sponsors, entering five candidates will be S. E. Sc- gravcs, while H. E. Stanford will enter two, and J. O. Kendrick, and M. F. and Walter Day, one entry. The Burdette Plantation will enter three candidates, and L. R. Clarkln Frenchman's Bayou will sponsor one entry. Among the Memphis firms showing their Interest in this nationwide event b v sponsoring entries is the Memphis Junior Chamber of Commerce, who will enter one candidate. Livestock ST. LOUIS, Sept. 18 (UP)—Hoes, 12.100. Salable 10,000. Top 14.70. !50240 Ibs 14.70. 120-'40 Ibs 13.25-1425. Sosvs 13.95. Cnltle, 11,200 Salable 9,500. Calves 3.000. All salable. 1 Cows 8-11. Can- ncrs and cutters 5.50-7.75. Slaughter steers 9-17,50. Slaughter heifers 8-17. Stocker and feeder steers 7.12-13,25, left yesterday morning lo accompany Mrs. Lewis and Miss Jones to Jasper for services. Capt. Shepherd Pryor 111 of the BAAF, has left for Syracuse, N. Y., to accompany the Imciy to Jasper. Captain Pryor was also flying to Rochester in another plane at the time of the tragedy. Both iliers were alone in their ships. After Captain Lewis' plane failed to appear ai Rochester, Captain Pryor notified the home field that his craft was missing and the search was started. Huffman Soldier Killed In Burma, Relatives Learn Pvt. Howard Cox, former Huffman resident, was killed in nclion in Burma, July 2, his relatives In Huffman have been Informed. The details of his death were not Immediately revealed. Inducted Into the service March 10, 1943, Prlvale Cox had been overseas since April, 1D44. He made his home In Klngsburg prior to entering the service. He leaves his wife and, young ton of Kingsburg; his father, T. B. Cox of Kingsburg; five brothers, Olan, Thcron, Norrls, Eddric, and Wayne, all of Kingsburg, and two sisters, Mrs. Christine Perry of Huffman and Miss Lorene Cox of Kingsburg. Ledge Catches Whale HARRINGTON, Me. (UP)—Fishermen discovered lhe body of a 70- loot whale caught on a ledge near th e mainland. Two motorboats were iccniired to tow It to shore, where it was estimated io weigh 15 tons. aecnmc frightened, and he and lhe other Negro left. McDanlels then loliflcd the Mississippi County of- 'Iccrs, who traced the men from th c farm, which they left, Saturday, to 3ariithersvlllc. They were seen getting in n Carullicrfivlllc-botind car' Tftcr leaving thc farm. , Palmer, who was held In the Jail here on a burglary charge, gave ils name lo thc farmer as Jess Davis, and Neal Cook, held on a murder charge, gave his name as Johnny Brown. According lo officers, cook was acting as n "look out" for law officers while Palmer was In the barber shop. He Is believed lo have seen lhe officers approach and made his escape. Thc two fugitives were said to liavc been planning to leave shortly for Chicago, after Palmer bad dcr and returned to hcadcpiiirlcrs In u Ihrcc-wccks round trip through a constant ratn.' The Junction Is ci big step In General Stllwcll's fulfillment of hi* pledge to open a new land route Into Ohliin. '. But elsewhere In China, lhe Americans suffered their greatest strategic detent of.the jtar'-.qii.lho Ati- atlc mainland. \ . r Thc, huco,nlr .field* at Kwnlli:,, built by 'trie' bac^niiXSiV wbr.t .i/l thousands of coolie laborers, ,woro blasted Into bits today by tlio Allied engineers who built them. ' Kaclllllcs Destroyed The great runways and buildings which housed and serviced lhe r.l- gantlc B-29 Sii|)crforUs were destroyed by the 14th Air Force as two converging Japanese columns sought their capture. 'But Chinese troops within Kwcl- llii say they will ftghl lhe enemy In every pillbox and deserted house before giving up the city. Meanwhile in a carrier flagship off the southern tip of the Philippines, Admiral Halscy, commander of the Pacific Third Fleet, met wllh oilier high naval officials lo plan more IrouMe for the Japanese. He conferred four hours wilh Admiral Milscher on forthcoming blows against thc rclrcatlng enemy, nnd tonight Admiral Nltnllvi will speak lo the nation from somewhere In the Pacific. The Inlk, believed to contain Important news, will be heard over thc Mutual network from 10:15 lo 10:30 won $70 night. <|| cc gi , me Saturday Palmer lold officers they walked all nighl after leaving tho Jail about 8 o'clock Tuesday night, and followed the railroad truck to Slcelc. They stopped at the Mc- Danlel farm, located between Slecle aiirt peering, about 3 o'clock in the morning, and picked cotton tliov until Ihcy were recognized' by the farmer Saturday. Dove Shooting Period Is Opened In Arkansas LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 18 (U.P.) — The first period of dove i.eason for i944 has opened, and will extend Ihrough Sept. 30. Executive Secretary T. A. McAmls of the Arknasas Game and Pish Commission says thc second period will be from Dec. 10 to Jan. 20. Thc dally bag limit on dovei Is 10 birds, and shooting time Is from one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. N. Y. Stocks A T & T Anaconda Copper Beth Sled 161 5-8 25 7-8 60 3-8 Chrysler 89 3-1 COCA Cola 1351-2 Gen Electric Gen Motors 37 361 1-4 Monlgomcry Ward 50 3-4 N Y Central 17 7-8 Int Harvester 79 1-2 Republic Steel :. 177-8 Socony Vacuum Studebaker Mar. May July Oct. Dec. . U S Steel" 50 1-4 Dec. 12 1-4 18 3-8 Standard of N J •. 52 S-4 Texas Corp 45 3-8 Worked Itl 1010 Thu Kaiser's generals bungled tho plun, but Hlllcr'a generals dusted It off In IfMO uncl worked It without n hitch. I'nnxer columns streamed Ihrough Holland and Belgium, then swept down through France to encircle-the French nrmy. Thus, Ger-i many-Used one plan in three successive bailies'for Franco. The Allies liked the plaii'so much llioy luscd It to win tholr own buttle of I'Viih'rJc/- In^NorinniVdy, Mnrshiil Montgomery held the Qarmnns 1(1 Caen while the Americans hooked around their flunk, circled lo llu: rear lo put lhe Nazi 7lh Army out of commission for nil time. Now General Elsenhower has dusted oil Uii> blueprint which won the Imlllc of Franco to win the bi»l.- tlo oi Germany. The American First and Third Annies arc engaging Iho CKunans frontally, while tho Ilrlt- Isli Second Army, aided by an ah'- borne ff rcc, Is driving nor'.h to circle the end of lhe Siegfried line and spill down into Germany, behind Ilic line. Wntcr Barriers ...... hurricane has been eek's Atlantic raised to Include u destroyer and two,-Const Guard lioal.s. However, u biiltcrccl Army supply ship whose crew never thought lo see land again, leached IU Miami haven with Ms men intact. Officials announced the 173-foot ship's safe arrival yesterday along wllh the announcement of tho loss of the I8r>0-lon destroyer Wur- rliiKlnn and two Mnall Coar,l Guard vessels. ..,'Jlic sklppcv of the Mipply l.leul. Dnvld E. Onksmlth, Uvo men were found inlishii; i/uisler was culled-;, nficr ship, nays hen ' the Wayne Cooper Dies In Crash Of Big Bomber News of the death of Lieut. Wayne Cooper, former !ilylhc,'H<V resident, In a plane crash near Victoria, Kans., last night, came lo his atinl, Mrs, H. S. Golden of Bly- Incyjlle, this morning. 'Hie filer, •son of Raymond Cooper of Monla- na, and Mrs. John Savely of Memphis, who lived In Blytheville a number of years ago, was killed in the crash of a 13-29 which also claimed the lives of nil 12 crew members aboard. Lieutenant Cooper relumed to the stales last November after serving nine mouths overseas. He was once reported missing when his ship crashed at sea. For heroic efforts lo rescue his fellow crew members he was awarded the Silver Star and also received the Order of the Purple Heart for injuries suffered In the crash. He and other members of the crew floated in the sea for several Hours before they were picked up. Tlic flier had visited his aunt in Blylhcvllle two weeks ago while en route to his station at Walker Air Field In Victoria, where he was being transferred from Clovls, N. M., Before reporting to his new station he was given a 15-day leave which he spent wllh his mother in Memphis. Mi*. Golden visited them there whll c Lieutenant Cooper was at home. The young flier also leaves a brother, Melvln Cooper of Memphis, who flew this morning to Victoria to return lhe body to Memphis, nnd two sisters, Mrs. Ramcy Ilartman and Mrs. Nell Hall of Memphis. British soldiers, In their norlh- ward drive through Holland, lire faced by a succession of acii .u;m _ which carve up a good part of the [Netherlands. They must cross iho Mans, Iho Dulch version of lhe Mctise. They must span the Waal, Holland's name for the Rhine. Then Ihcy must vault the Lck, an arm of tli« Rhine. Thc Mnas alone Is 300 feel across. And, 20 miles beyond, lhe Rhine or Waal Is almost as formidable a b>r- rler. The Germans, retreating north, an; sure to blow up bridges spanning those giant streams. Jlul Hie Allies, by showering air-borne tol- dlers down in thc German rear, arc (.cling to protect those crossings. Thus, lhe British may drive noi'tii through Holland, then turn left lo circle lhe Siegfried line, which halts at the Dutch city of Clcvc. Moving cast, Ihcy could enter Germany through the 150-mile- wide gap between thc terminus of lhe Siegfried line anil the North Sea. This would place them on the must direct line lo Berlin, by way of Minister, Bremen and Hannover. They could spear Ihrough lhe industrial Rhlncluncl, the most densely populated area for iti size in En- rope. In the tiny triangle formed by thc cities of Cologne, Aachen and l)ul:.bcrg arc packed sonic 10,000,000 people. Thc Germans are reporlcd lo have flooded the whole Rhino delta and most of northwest Holland. But the British arc culling in behind the main flooded area. Thc Second Army spearhead also will by-pass Germany's island fortress chain off the north coast of Holland, fn addition, it will Isolate some six German divisions strung out along the Dutch coast. The end-run strategy which the Allies are using to conquer western Europe actually Is an old one. The Union Army used It back In 1864 to win the Confederate war. While General Grant, wilh lhe Army of the Polomac, held General Lee with his whole strength, Sherman, In his famous march, swung around to the rear of the main southern righting forces. The time-tested plan worked then, and It'll work again today. peak of. .the, lilprm, However, tho Tikljfpeif ,;nytr lhc)( werp lal«r found lucked 'a'wrty In !n slowuge compartment under ^he pilot house, Tlioy hud liccn ' caught' on' Ilic I'.iat deck and crawled Inlo Hie compartment" lo 'keep from being blown overboard. Officers 'of tho crafl slaycd on Ihc bridge during Ihi; storm and moil of the crewmen stretched out Inside thc galley. For Ihlrly hours they suli- c-lslcd on walcr, clgarcls and dry crackers. i Members of the ship's crow were forced lo watch tlic lliO-mlle Kale (ear every life rail from the' alilfi. '['he slarl-.iaril engine wcnl dead first, Oaksmtlh says, and Ihen cables toalrollini; the nicldodr parted. All steering control was lost. The porl engine died. Hopes for survival \vavered Ihc vessel wallowed In lhe huge waves. The ship went into a slow roll to thc side, a roll measured by the Inclinornelcr nt filxty-onc degrees. A forty-fonr-degree Is considered the safel:. maximum. 'Hie ship's had .slgnnllcd SOS since the beginning of the hurricane winds. After drifting nil night, help arrived to bring Ihc exhausted men mid battered vessel to uafcty. Rescue vessels picked up survivors of Ihc three ships lo.st during the storm, but loss of life Is reporlcd heavy aboard Hie USS Warrlngton. Naval officials say the destroyer carried 230 men. 'Ilie Coast Ounril vessel lost were (he Jackson and lhe niccisoc, bolh 12(i-foot patrol craft which normally carry [15 men. N. 0. Cotton 2123 2104 2070 2149 2134 2114 2078 11154 2123 2104 2069 2145 2130 2111 2076 2151 2123 2102 2034 2148 2138 2142 213G 2141 1345C 2138 2142 2)36 2141 2137 New York Cotton Ivfar. May July Oct. Dec. 2118 21P2 2065 2145 2137 2129 2118 2110 2102 2074 2065 2152 2142 2144 2135 2125 2118 2106 2IW8 2069 2144 2139 2060 214Q 213fi Chicago Wheat open high low close pr.cl. Sept. Dec, . 157S 159S 167% 159 !S 158% 152T4 154T6 152% I54ii 15214 Doctor and Son Are Accused Of Selling Tires JONBSSORO. Ark.; Snpl. 18 (UP) —An nvestigator for lhe Lilllc Rock office of the OPA has lestifled Hint he found so automobile and truct Urcs on the farm of Dr. D Illackwood, prominent Green County physician, last May. And a len- ant on lhe farm, Elmer Keck, says lhe lires were kept In lhe attic of a house occupied by him and wer c sold to various persons by the physician. The OPA invesllgtitor, J. K Cochran, made his statement as testimony in a case agalnsl Blackwood and his 28-year-old BOH, Dennis, got under way in Federal court at Jonesboro. Tlic 53-year-old doctor nnd his son are being asked by tb c court to show cause why their probationary sentences should not be revolkeci because of alleged dealings In a black market of automobile aiid truck tires. Backing up charges made by the OPA that Blnckwood and his son conducted an Illegal market for tires was a statement made by Vcr- non Ray, a Paragould tire dealers. Ray testified thflt he sold 169 tlrc.i to Dennis Blackivood a year ago and that young Blackwood hac given his name us J. C. Gatlln, a Lorado, Ark., lire dealer. Dr. Biackvvood and his son were given suspended sentences two. years ago on charges of draft evasion. A front' iitehntbh apparently v;ilj.- en last 'night says the Germans fire fleeing from tho Allied invasion .'y air. mid have evacuated at least '3 Dulch towns anil villages Tlio security blackout still concealed from the German high com- "wnrt nnd Ihc world iho details of tlio descent on Ilollnnd. The sky Iraln which poured 10- Infnrcomcws down lo Iho ali-boni,o irniy loday virus some 2fl5 miles long rims, tho Americans arc slrcneth- 'mng the trup on the Ocinian ' lroo|is In aoiilhcin Holland. Dullish Kofcci Comlnj; Up Radio Berlin says the British Second Army has lashed out in a full- ,«ile drive lo link-up with the airborne units. And front icpoils reveal ihal (lie two forces arc within five mtlcn of a Junction at one imlnl. Somrj of Iho air-borne mills arc reported lo be only five'miles from HID German frontier,, Ona completely iinconflimed re- H'l. liy radio Vichy, says more Allied sky Iroops landed along Iho ^cueoasl. today nlho/mllef, noitli of 1'hc Hague. The strategy In that whole operation apparently Is llils. Tho Urlllsh on imp hide and Ilic iilr-borni! 'nrmy.en tho other Iiopo '•a crush t,h'c . German army in Southern -Jlollnnd between {fiem* if-: this is, accomplished, the \va v will lie -opitii lo'iGermany across the nri- lii'Oteclcd fronllcr. nbovc.'the northern Icrmlnu.i of Ihc Siegfried Lino. Tliiis,- the ,.opening 91 a brand- new fronl;will case.the pressure on lh« other armies cleaning up Western Europe. And hole,Is the latest on those armies: Ilruw Nearer Cologne 'Ihc -American First Army h wllliln 20 miles, of 'Cologne and nctoss (he border along an almost Huillminu.i line from Aachen south lo Ih'e Trier, sector. .Tlic. Naals arc inilling up a blller.fight casl of Aachen, where an American spearhead Is reachlmj, oul toward Co- IOKIIC. They've rushed In reserve?, lnct!i(llii(f one crack unll.from Russia, and are throwing In'.pne coun ler-attack after another at the Americans. . •••••. On Iho First, Army's flank, Ilie American Tlilrd Army .lias swung up north of Metz In a sudden slriko across Luxembourg that has carried lo Ihc German frontier. Other ffir- •cs arc thrusting tiowrt to Join .with lhe Seventh Army coming up frpm the jouth -for s full-scale.-assault on Die Bclfort Gap. • Unconfirmed reports say Ihc Allies have reached Delforl. ••• ' - : - : As for Canndlan troons cutlln? up lhe Fi'ench coasl. the British radio says Ihev have reached Bou- IcRiie. Allied flghlcr planes',:dlrcct- e-| >> v radio telephone,. ar e said to have allackecl German •positions in the streets of Boulogne with rocket nnd cannon fire. ,--..'-'' Other Allied planes apparently ate out over Ihc Reich tcciayr-. Nazi broadcasts'say All led ••bomber formations are r all' over "Southwest Germany. Some'formations are said to bo approaching from the cast- Indicating Hint Allied aircraft may be striking from bases In Russia. One broadcast 'reveals' that Allied planes arc following a route usually taken lo Berlin. No new raids are reported from Italy. 'Bui'. Allied'headquarters' in Rome reveals that some 500 Italv- baseri heavy bombers hit rail \&rds and oil rcflnerlos at Budapest yesterday. Truck Driver . Slightly Hurt Near Armorel .= Ray Harrison, 21, of Huffman, escaped wilh minor Injuries when the large trailer truck .he was driving rati off a bridge near Armorel. Hint crashed Into a 11-foot ditch, Harrison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvln Harriscn, suffered a wrenched knee, and minor bniiscs, while the truck was heavily damaged. Enrou'r> to Huffman from Armorel iTi-ly Sunday morning, the youth Si.iil that llghtj'of an approaching car blinded him. 'causing him to go off the bridge. He was returning from Memphis where bo had hauled cotton seed. His truck was empty at the time of .the accident, aiw Harrison was alone, His condition was much Improved at' Walls Hospital this morning. Chicago Ry6 ' /' open hlch , low close: pr.el. Sept. . 95H 37H 95W 96% 95*4 Dec. . 96>s 97*1 95?i 06!$' S6

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