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raluabl. lo ff» Wo, MWtf Watch tWs-poper /or:Co//ectfo B <Dc,*«, VOL. XLI—NO. 159 BIythevllle Daily News Blythcvllle Herald Blythevllle Courier Mississippi Valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SQUTHEACT M1SSOUHI BLYTHEVILLE, AKKANSAS,Fltll)AY, S1CPTKMBKK 22, 1944 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS 1 ' 17 Ul Planes Were Shot Down Japanese Claim Wednesday's Attack 'Highly Successful/ Nimitz Declares By United Press •. The Japanese have, announced another American carrier plane raid on the Manila area of the Philippines. Tokyo radio says the pianos which struck at the northern Philippics on Wednesday returned yesterday Jor a second day .of assaults. Tlie enemy repori claims an his-. toric church and a : factory- were de- -.stroyed in the new attack, and addi-d that n attacking planes were sliot down and two were damaged. Significantly, the Japanese said only two were downed in aerial combat, the others being claimed by ground batteries. So far, tlie Japanese broadcast - has not been verified by Allied headquarters. But, Admiral Nimita has described Wednesday's attack as "superlatively successful." In that raid, Vice Admiral Mitscher's task force launched the great fleet of carrfer planes which sunk or damaged. 37. ships, destroyed 203 enemy planes in smashing attacks on shipping and airfields. J Nlmltz reported that 15 carrier planes, were lost In the initial -raid, :but said some of the flight personnel ; were saved. i As 'American forces ranged over Manila Bay for the first . -time in more than two years, Preside'rvttLau- rel of the quisling. Philippines government proclaimed martial , law throughout: :the"ils'lands,-.perhaps in lear of ^uprising in Manila/'-,. ' -. '.- I!6'v.ftVei'-i fluserver's''' TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS— Philippines May Become Britain of the East By JAMES HARPER * United Press Staff Writer After an absence of 28 months the war has played ;> return engagement at Rntaaji.- American planes, harbingers ot invasion, have.cleared the seas wound 'Manila of-enemy ships and swept its skies of aircraft. In;n smaller way, the Allies are pursuing the 'same lire-invasion- plan they follow- edI for. Normandy, when-they drove the Luftwaffe bankrupt. Admiral Nlniltz already has an- «—- ridunced the elimination of. enemy air. strength in the -central" and southern Philippines. This new raid may have gone .a long way toward neutralizing 'Jap alrppwer- IriAthe whole group. -Thus, D-bay for 1 -the Philippines may ' not '. be long 'delayed. .••• ' The Allies have ample reason to Invade the p'htllp- I pines. After their -recent meeting, President Roose- .velt and Prime iff!* *(.$' 'ton think''there are no'present .uji dlcations'that these 'hew 'air 'strikes' 'nre the':prelude .to'inimediate'land- Jngs'iri tho LfizQii'.yiclnlty. '"'''; ' Incid'e ht'aliy,''''' Vno Erie r' ' J apanese ^broadcast-has;' 'reported'-'that f)ve more' Japanese admirals'have'"died in action. 'The-broa'dcast gave names nut'h'6' detail.s. '': : ' •' ]'"'' \ ^ {or.;the..fighting .In southern China', the;Jajianese '-.', now '. have(hpr- rowed; the gap -between" their- •', two converging columns to 65 miles. A junction of the forces will give the enemy a line from Manchuria to the China Sea, and cut oft Free China from coastal areas. Minister Churchill said in a formal statement: "The, most serious difficulty with which the Quebec conference has been ,' confronted i'f amcs ""f*' ' has : been i to 'find ropm.jifor,: marshalling against Japan the .massive forces whiclvcach and- all the ha-, tions concerned art :ardent -io .en.-; gage ; against: the 'enemy.".- ' - ' : ' -^ : The' Philippines wbiild -solve '/that problem.- -Tlifr i group-'s:-land : - area. .Is over, .twice; .that iof ]En'gland,.;mat- slialling point lii trie lEiiroriearijwar. •Thus.-flataan could become the:BrU taln ; :of ; the j East..' '.-'• '. '' :'' : : Could. ; iere,. ees-coi^assemple the massive forces 'necessary 'for n jump either .to.Chjna or Japiih. The entire PaCificiee^ could base. In the dee£!Shys,'*Wch,irfdeM(t!ie' group's shoreli'ne. Froifh the "islands ' could ' Rescue Comrade Under Fire Yank Burdette Farmer Dies Yesterday; Services Held James ,M. Wodkins, . farmer of Biirdette, died yesterday afternoon at Iris home. He was 72. 7 ; Death followed • a two months illness caused • by a kldney-'ail-' ment, . •• - - • '' • • • Born In Calhoun City, Miss.,"he came to Mississippi County 25 : years ago. '••• ... ••• . .••'.' '' Funeral services were held this morning at the family residence by the Rev. Lester Smith, Baptist minister of Kelser, with burial at Sandy Ridge Cemetery.'•'- ' -' He is survived by' his Wife, Mrs. Julia Wodklns; three'sons, Frank, P. E. and Oscar Wodkins, all of Blytheville, . and four daughters, Mrs. Nora Warren and Mrs. Lela Franklin of Burdette, Mrs. Dora Croyin Corvin of Uixora, and Mrs. uiclle Bcckman of Blythevllle. Holt Funeral Home was in charge. Dyess Soldier Reported Dead In Pacific Area Sergt. Zeb J, George, son. of. Mrs. Dessie George of Dyess, has bei|i killed in the Central Pacific area fighting, the War Department has announced. No details.were disclosed... t Wounded in the same area, was Pfc. John R. Schmltt Jr., husband of Mrs. Ada L. Schmltt of Car»,/, / way and Pfc. C6rl G. Holdm'an, • J son of Mrs. Jiflla Buys of Steele, \- Mo- ' .' ' ,.', . v - Pfc. - Olen W. .Fleeman'^soh' of Mrs. Nora E. Fleeman of Manila was reported wounded in the European area. Wins Belated Award HARRISON, Ark., Sept, 22 <UP) Better late than never. That's what Virgil D. Willis, Harrison lawyer, believes. Willis has just received the Silver star for "gallantry in action in carrying order to an' adjacent company under direct machine gun fire" on July 18, 1919, in the battle of Chateau Thierry. The lawyer last September received the Purple Heart for • wounds • received, at Cantlgny, France, IrrApril. 1918, rise;the-'plans fleets.vfrjich.must lay opW the'way-for'final 'invasion.' >'• '•B.'39'Sj .based .Iftf.the r Pliilippines could--'carry' -but ^reund-th'e-'olock raids, on Japan, .IBOq.mtles,to the tioriheast.''.Pow'erful ' : '6f: Jouri motored bombers could range';.over Chula, 630 miles to the northwest. They could hop the 693-mile water gap dividing Manila from Hong Kong. . - - • Capture of the Philippines also would remove a link from tiie supply chain joining-.Japan with-'the rich Dutch East Indies. The 31,000 tons of tin the Indies turn out each year make them • the .world's second largest producer. Their • production of 20,000,000 annual tons; of -petro-' leiim place them second ainbrig the' earth's sources. Their. 25,000 ion yearly rubber production ; furnlihe'd pre-w a r; Amerlc a with s all but •. two" per cent of-Its needs. . • •/, Would CulJap Supplies . .. Deprived; of" its oulslde" supplies. Japan would wither arid die. 'The Islands can't even feed themselves. The 1 Allies, by sinking over 2000 jap ships, liave gone a' long way toward choking .off the flow' of loot from the .Indies. But capture .of the Philippines/ sitting .squarely : .athwart that supply route, would complete the job. It also would add the 200,000 mhn Indies garrison to the vast Allied Leaders Studied Plans ' WASHINGTON,' Sept. 22.'.'(UP.) — President Robsovelt add 'Prime Miri- isto'r Churchill'spent'a great dVal^o'f tlrne'at the Quebec:cqiiference'plan- ning how to'gradually'tiraiwfer mM& authority '.tftf/thc Dalian "govern^ ment County Goal $28,000; Young Named Chairman In Osceola District The .National War, Fund 1944 Campaign is set for October 9-30 in the nation and Mississippi County workers have set their campaign for five days, October 10-14, Inclusive. .The goal lor Mississippi County Js $23,000 the same as 'in ,••' -U- 'S. Branson.-is chairman for the Chickasawba' District. - .H.. W. .publicity chairman, J. L. .Guard, '• county treasurer for ; the Chickasawba 1 District,: James -Hill, Jr'chairman Ior-BIyllicvlUe,iand L. S. vice chairman for Bly- fheVIHc. .The organization of so- 'licitlngi te'ahi.v. was; under, way in iBIytheville'Ctodayi arid', the connnu- inltles.-iri this district.'.'.'Tliese:-are expected, to. be complete by Oct. 'ill' the'-'Oiceola -'District Wclby 'yo.tihg'isj-chalfrnan, Jjo'yd Godlcy,' • publicity ich'airfnEini'afiil' C; E.Deen, 'secruta'ry-treas'urer. •' Harold Jack- ,sori ls'clialr'man ; for Osceola. This district !is- rapidly ': completing ..the organization-'r.'vtlie' .Campaign *drkers:-liave accepted'half of the' county, quota. .They raised 105-'pcr cent .inri943 and: will attempt !to equal that record in this year., '.,.• ' .The National War Fund covens 22 •brganidatio'ns. Sixty one cents out of'each dollar goes for our qwn fighting forces, through the USD and Its six agencies; the United Seamen's Service -for the men who sec that convoys get through; and books,'' games, music, handcrafts and other morale-building aid for the men confined behind barbed- wire in Prisoner of War camps. In addition to these, 38 cents out of each dollar goes to our Allies and the needy In captivated and' liberated countries. There are H *,' •"" ^'""-" '" of these .organizations amon^ our' " OI . llrcnl ls .expected to approve an Allies which are as follow: ° . Amirlcan-proposal', to earmark'50 -'Belgian Wor Relief Society,BrH->S" I " 0 ! 1 :' do ! lH1 ^. ;1 ' 1 ' rclle£ '""ds for Ish War Relief - Society, French ' Relief Fund, Friends of Luxembourg, -Greek W4r Relief Association, Norwegian. Relief, Polish War Relief; Queen Wllhelmlna Fund, Russian War Relief, United China Relief, United Czechoslovak Relief Fund, Refugee Relief Trustees, U. S. Committee for Care of European children. 4 —. army captain lies Wounded In foreground, hit by': Nazi machine platoon' remove him from- the rtnnger area while bullets continue, to :/ Corps Radtotolcphoto from NI3A Tclcpholo.)' gun slii(j. Men iwlil//. overhead. • '., .-.':;^ Of 111!, (Signal J NEW. VOUK, Strit.'n.; (III')- Tlic Aiiifrlciin hroadiMitlng M.l- tlon In Europe lupo'rteil today Hint llrlllsh tanks have reached anil Joined Ilio alrlxirno troojis Whs had hrcn Midrclcd »l Arnlicm. Tins brourfcust was In. llic (Jer- inun toiiRuae* ami was illrectcd to t'uropc. KTOUIKUG, Germany, Sept. 2'i (Ill'l—American forces still arc mojinlnir up In the norllioru section of Hlulbcrir. this afternoon, mill the (irriimis arc trying in'' move un aircraft p;(rls fuclory from (lie city. Americans Take itvln Stotborg Is Reported Captured By Yanks In Bitter Fighting NEW _ _ _,, ,„...,—„„ American radio correspondent. Gordon Fraser, says StolbcrB hns.fallen lo the Americans.' Stolbcrg thus becomes' the first f)a:able Clcr'num oily to fall to the Yiinks. "f • • , '.The correspondent nnld Ocnevnl British Forces I Unable To Hold Supporting Link Hord-Pressed Units, ' Cling To Bridgehead •Along Rhine River LONDON, Sopt 22 (OP) — Sip picnic headquarters this nfteinoon MM the situation ot British airborne lioops. nt Arnheni Is critical bo fur, llici British Second Army, clrlilng north from Nijrnegen has been iinnble to link up with the, Arnjicm fwccs, dug In on the nortlf bank of the north branch of the Rhine . , , < * Hottcicr, the statement was 1 based on tK c Intcal Information to l reach supremo headquarters, and, '( perhaps It was not completely up £rf I At niij rnte, Germany admits thai a violent battle \R raging ln- Mclo tho burning city of Arnhem " HIP Berlin broadcast, Iri the first Indication that the Allies actually nnic cnteir-d tlie Dutch town implied that Brlllsh nlrborno forces "lid captured It Sunday, but were not, able lo hold on . (l Artillery In Action '"; An A' | dlbpntch i , Churchill : President s . nwei'fl .particularly .'• cdn- cerned with plansi.'.io,'.prevent-, the Italian people from starving --' freezing to death this winter. of the discussion at present. Commenting on toe 1 Dumbarton Oaks conference, the 'chief executive .said he • thought the achievement of 90 per cent agreement was a darn.good batting, average. He also revealed that some announcement on plans to help Italy help herself may be forthcoming soon. Incidentally the .United Nations Re,llef and;Rchabilitalon Council In This 1 38 cents out of each dollar provides food for millions' of starving children, shelter and clothing for the 'homeless, a helping hand and medical care to those in need. before it can point the prows of Its landing craft toward Bataan. The campaigns in our twin invasion springboards, the Palaus and Mal- uccas, are far from over. Once Pe- leliu falls, our fighting men must turn to Babclthaup, a king size island with a king size name. Twenty- eight miles long and four-to-eight wide, It Is by far the largest and most powerfully-defended island in the Palaus. ' - • . Likewise, General MacArtliur's men at Morotal aren't likely to leave the great Islanh of rialmahera, larger than Connecticut and Rhode Is- larid, only 12 miles away. Both those' strong points must be completely Invaded. And after that— the Philippines.' -,'/*• A T& T,,,..; .....161 5 Anier Tobacco 72 1 Anaconda Copper 26 3 Beth Steel 61 1- Chrysler Dl 1 Coca Cola 12^1 Gen Electric as 7 Gen Motors 61 7- Montgomery Ward ....... 51 1 N Y Central . 15 rnt Harvester 791 North Am Aviation 9 Republic Steel 18 I Radio 105 Socony Vacuum 12 l Studebaker, . 133 Standard of N J . .-.:.;.... .53 ,1 Texas Corp. t. ' ;• ,.|<|§ h>, Packard ;•• ....-,.,.,.1.-. '-.,56-! u s steel•'. ,,;,,,.,;,,,,. 66 7-: TheTresidcnt also 'touched on the Chinese, military, situation at his hews conference: He ;admtttccl.that it was not-at all: satisfactory, but added that American 'officials are In close, touch .with..Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, and are getting nlcng : as fast as they, can. . At the same UrrnvMi. Roosevelt said that.charges inferring lie was responsible for the Pearl Harbor debacle .are bound to be circulated day and night : .from novMintfl Nov. 7. ' He requested anyone who has Information that this government knew in advance' that a Jap task force was steaming In to attack Hawaii, should submit the information to military boimls investigating the case. The President indicated strongly that the whole matter of investigation is now In the hands of the Army and Navy boards who nre at work on circumstances surrounding the attack. Speaking of politics, the chief executive said he was busy preparing his first "political" speech which will be delivered tomorrow night at an A. p. of L. Teamster's' Onio;i dinner. ' '' , - - ...- ,- Me brushed aside questions for old son of Itjr. and Mrs. Alfred cofnrn.c,nts. on Governor Thomas Ross, died yestci " ' •—--••• the family home, Funeral services were ,,^ afternoon at Holt Funeral , ill; by tlie Rev. H. E. Slmms, pastor of Assembly of God Church, with burial at Memorial I his parents.' he is i our grasp we cannot let them down," Mr. Branson said today. "It Ihe European War should end soon, these organizations shall Have an increased load during the next 12 months and our own men will need our backing during the tedious weeks, and months that they arc walling to be released and transportation arranged to get them home." Kites Held For Infant ; Bobby Alfred-Ross, two-months lr. and Mrs. Alfred comrnc,nts. on Governor Thonias itcrday afternoon' at' Dew cl's' charge' that. Jhe "adminls- ne, 2001 Sycapiore. t 'ration Is saturatcd.:w;ifti the defeat.,.__- . . . . . :. . Mst thenrv thuf Amorl/-™ u<i& n****A has passed - r — , vi..« Mr, Roosevelt, Is an^wfurthlng to.think about at ' " eleven in tha 1 , survived by a brother, Billy, and two sisters. Nancy and Linda Joyce. Livestock ST. LOUIS. Sept.. 22 .(UP)-Hog receipts 5,000 head, with 4,000 salable. Top price $14.70. 150-240 pounds $14.70. 120-14$ pounds $13.25-14.25; sows $13.95. Cattle receipts 3,200 head, with 1.7.00 head salable. Calves ,900 head, all salable. Mixed yearlings and heifers 10.00-12.50. Cows 7.75-10.50; canners', and'cutters' 5.00-750' ffeVShteKtrSteerSij 9.00,^7,25; slaughter heifers 8.00-17.00;;, stackers and feeder steers 7.75-13,25. t -•«... A*vw.j^>yiv also took tinx' off today to toss a fcw-bou<iucts to the nation's press.-i<c said' that American news reporting In this war Is so good and fast that often he reads the war reports In newspapers, be- Three Firemen Magnolia' Blast : ;MAONOLIAi. Ark,; s'ept. 22 (UP) —the explosion of a ; ,|>IK oil tnnk in tlie .-Macedonia oil field -neur Magnolia Wednesday • has '.'resulted In the death of three members of tile-Magnolia Fire Department, •Wee" tllc';| "fi'f Vf''MfiBiioilu''' 1 ll'o-jpl! including l\vii>> other' firemen 1 '' iiiffl sev6n -oil'' Ilalil ; v,'rjrkers;"'are':Hh! : d criticflr'tcondltTon! ultra iMagi.- hospital.) M-vi> '-.'.(•-''Hi fii,.iMi r*|' •3ii>T'_>i oi -"'! I 1 '' Ins On Main Street Henry and Sanders Owners Of Grocery And Meat Market- city .Super Market. Blythevillc's opened yesterday nt 109-111 West Main with A. E. Henry and ,1. K. Sanders co-bw'hers 'of tile 'business Russians How Inside Warsaw, Poles Dec/are . MOSCOW; 'Sept. : 3 niisslas'nimiircntly have -scored ina- Joi' new gains' at lho ; center 'aYi'd northern -.end ; ol l)fa eastern front; ,;. 'V R3U".U;.SO'n|nuiilqjVo..iiayi! govlol •forces ,M«yo,iWp.twfl. : 1(1,16, ,Wnr«W '' ..the Ciurmnns fla'yiillH JSi^ : aymy lias cvacua.ted'Miprthernn&toiu'n.jioTIils. ihius'Jiifill.lxich niinqiinccd b'yiBtfrl n'j .v^'-l'ho/ last, Moscow dlsp/iloh ircno in' cd''lhuti:'l>lllnn-.wnsv under, it rtllhry nre',( indicating.-.tncrRacli Army, hnct' mcediMinlist 1 ao^mllUs'itlirbugli )its- tpnlu-.wltulit 12 hours: But* Uiercidre' «o. iiifirp iletftlls. fi:iio;|.'iv ...-/c .",". i^As.,,for,,.the' ngl)'lliig',.u'l,,-;,War3i v,C, -Gehcrah nor, leader 'Ol.-thp Pol sh underground, says Red Army,troop.? crossed the Vistula despite -bitter German rcslilancc : and established contact with patriot forces in tho northern and southern districts ot the Polish capital. • • ; Bor's commuiiliiuc says the patriots In central Warsaw gained ground towards the Vistula aided by : strong Russian artillery flic. And ho dropped fond and ammunitloti to the underground army. Earlier, 'a Moscow dispatch Indl- i battle, of-Warsaw probably mialn unrepor.ted by.; (lie. until the iked " ""' ;lto snld the Yanks entered Stol-! bor(! '•IhrquRli the factory area"' under liL'iivy uiorinr fire frohi Qer- m.un iorcCR_ that withdrew to the hills cast of the city. 'Hie correspondent told of soldiers parching bnscmonU and finding nboul SCO civilians who had linen hiding for nine days from Clermnn's S'troops attempting'to OV[kCUlUc-_:th01«, . ',,.' In'order-'lo bp romoved to ilia --iiierlcnn lines nnrl stifety •'• from th> B S.troops/lio'sald/theso pco- ple, niostly elderly men' and Svoiiien ni)d'children; lind (o' Vncf'/pr lliclr llyec .nwoss iin,.ppun ! iirea.. ot 'l\\a city, under'terrific tiro: from Nail snipers and • artlllel-ymoi).'' 'V .sjlb^ isald 11'Ava's^a touching slijht,- .to^-cd Q.eininh^ Vtiri'""-'•' • •• li'i " nounced. •Tlie unusiially large space ill |h'c 50' by 80-foot' "building has 1 'been utilized, so' as' to allow tilucli space smoiig the fietv ' fixtu'res mid .'for the ' sclf-s'ervlce - : systcm -with'" the large meat depflrtment'arrahged, at the rear'side: Two'buildings'Were' used for the now'stord.r; both! p? which have been''remodeled'and 'ii' wall removed. Mr. Sanders will be manager of tho store with Mr. Henry, who also owns Henry's Market on Highway 6] North devoting n ixut of his time to this store. •J. D. Lmisford is manager of the meat department, assisted by W_R. Moore, both of whom arc well known local butchcn;. Election Fraud Case Set For Trial Oct. 2 EL DORADO,' Ark., Sept. 22 (UP) —Sccrclnry'C.' E. Pdrti.s of the Onion County Democratic Committee hns been released on $10ttt bond. ...1.1 ui»s,n i i,n_ii,iutj Ull O1UUU,' UUIlU. Perils was arrester! yeslc'rda'f after being Indicted .by "a yiit(m' 1 'iCp.iinty '"ry on charges ''of «)ection"Vrhad connection .with 1 'filing: : 'fb'tWrns the office at' Jus([ce of the Ro'ace Smackover' lownshlp'fii'tlieJ'Aug,! The grand — r.troops' at last 1 report lessHhinij 171 miles from Ihe^Hi.,.,,.,- rlnn border in.a losttbrcaklng campaign : lo-knock-thut Axis satellllo but.of the v;ar.' -!•:;•(::- -.. ^ French' Guides'Pafr6'i<' Across Moselle Ily United I'rcss Heroism knows no age In the French underground. A detachment of 'American troops succeeded In making n perilous crowing of the turbulent Moselle river southeast of Eplnal because of the cool-headed bravery of a tow-headed 10 year-old French boy. The bay guWcd the first Seventh Army patrol - to cross the Moselle. It was a. five-man .pajrol under .the command of ^Prix?je .Bernafd,Beta of 'Rfiin.istsO'MVri'. • : Tlic •' boy,- who Wa.s nicknamed Joey by the patrol, led'them to' 1 -1 fit'--shallowest ford for miles 'ftrountl/-It ••was a rtanger- ; (iifr' sector,' 'Ks"bullets' plowed' 1 fur- ¥b(vs in' a 'fleld' [ l ; )lcy'had to sprint acnoss revealed.- ••; '$;• :•"• } 'fil)fttz.,and his company; sat'nit night/.on the • waiting 'of f Ice *efc '•"reverscrl '''by 'bfflclal canvas of the vole. ••'••••': : ". ;• ; His case is set for trial October 2nd. Weather Tlie official wca'ther thermometer registered 81 degrees yesterday but dropped to a low of 58 degrees l*t night. Chicago ;Rye, ... ; ., 1 :, open high low' close Sept..-.. 96 . 97-ii. flo« 97 ..36 Doc. , -07. 88!S-,06K 97')4' 97 Ignited A car belonging to Raymond Holt was damaged yesterday afternoon, 6 oclock. when wiring became ig- nilcci in the engine at the corner of Lilly and Cherry streets. Damage was confined to (he wiring. •French boy .heavy' fog.' , ''. '••' , ','.!, i... ' I One soldier sprinted across . tlie I field, swam the river and tied a } rope lo a tree. Then Beta and his i patrol followed. They clung to the | half-Inch rope quivering In the icy i water. And somehow they managed lo get across and establish a dangerous 40-yard beachhead. Later that same afternoon there were two ropes spanning the 10- Chicago Wheafc^'ii' •,' open high low dose pr.c).' Sept.. 159',4 15931 158W l5'J',iM5!>>v Dec. V 155 '••' 15S-7S-: 155 ^155K" : [55'X other was out of the German range I of fire. . - ..,:., trtiot monded to -promote the private trade, channels, rather than through government agencies, were discusser! in Memphis today A committee ot New York Cotton Exchange inn ibcvs, headed by John H Scatter.", president, and/ Southern Cotton Shippers! spot merchants nnd warehousemen, attended the conference Between 10,000,000 nmi 15.000,000 balr.s of the present U. S. stock of raw 'cotton 6f which'27 per cent is cltli'cr goveniiiient "o^ncd or'-cpii- tf611cd, collld 1 uo'disppsid'of through the medltim'W til "world".-. contract'. It was : sald.. : /t in) ii(,.,,r I ' :1 'IliC; liedRe ^nciy.lujs of ^hc bx r -poH, contract, ,,H )yas.- held,, would permit "smaller incrcriants, an'd'bxsuccessfiiliy: '(|jn)pdtt) '',(n' the,handling of .export cojqn..'''',' •' •' ' ' . ; G.oycrni(nen,i abeiiciesj' according ,tp sponsors^o^ tn^'.plan, coiild be reltpvcti''_'p'f- the : 'r'MpoitslbllHy of .naming arbllrnry prices'for : K specified time" which might' be cither loo high, or too low, In comparison with the views of world traders. Existing surpluses would militate against effective support of U. S. farm prices, It was said, "unless they can be siphoned off Into world consumption." A seven point-program, proposed by Scatterty during. Informal discussions with government officials, and In a report to the board of managers of the New York Cotton Exchange, Included: 1. Export, sales, to be handled by Ihe American cotton trade: , 2. A sufficient working stock' to be earmarked fdj'cxpbrt; '. -' 3. Assuranjce'' ( 0 exporters of ,'a /reely flowing supply; .' i Actual.Reports 'from''the government stotks not to have a'time limit:.." ,...,"'"' - " : '- : "'' : \ .'.. ; B.'&Jftibltshrneril 'of' an '"export", contract by the 'NeV York Cotton Exchange; " - • > 5. Mlll-l.hterestjpto';be accorded all privileges'grdrrted exporters of raw cotton; . - , 1 7. Tlial the governmc'nt^re'cogrtli'.c n«d accept ihc traivsfer of obligations to export. N. 0. Cotton Mar. . 2113 2123 2112 2122 2113 iUay . 2002 2105 2082 2101 2095 July . 2060 2071 2060 2068 20«2 Oct. . 2H4 2150 2144 2H8 2H7 Dec. . 2124 2134 2124 213$ 2128 /-• L.OttOn Mar. . 2119 2120,2109-2118 .2110 May , 2087.. 2099'' WT..2098 ''.2050 Jtlly . - 2057 2068 S057- 2066 't 2059 6ot.-', 2140 -2H7..2139 3U3 '-2142 DeC.'-.-.2128 .2135 .2126 : : 2131 -2126 the nhbo, i gioup He says Hie big gnus Arc Celling cncms tnv- '")ti -ilgnalcd by the paratioopers Sayt tl c coucspondent Mnjbi the tanks will arrive soon Anvway W p arc holding out fin- Ilicv (Jo The tioops are being vccl to do more than flobh and blood should ha\e»lo do,But a"> lliLh' commander said, 1 'TWoV are of fjood heart" Aiwtbor corrc-rnondent nt Arn- mm savH tho GchnaKs brought up loud.siifnkor^ nnd megaphones and nskcd the imiatroopcrs to siirrcn- tlei ycstcrdij But "a bunch of British glider plfols,' lie r SRy; "arc Idling their, licnds off, swearing ,, cwllyrwl , orc the b)i)H of thr Sccond^Army Is, bill, i\e wMI bo here antl.rendy when !lic v ccjnie" . j ... ..., , -—„ . ,^u« TTII , vyuicespondent Robert HlchinH now with the "Wri Army nt Lunevlllc says Ihe mcrlcins wspcct that Nazf,sym- ilhlzers In lh/> town arc signaling thcli positions to German bat- putstde The rpj is patrol,, the town, picking suspects put Ihc place h too large for easy nmHlnij And there me jnnny nvil- ahle hldc-ouUs i -- fightinp Is" rag the maze of Siegfried ny fraiit, The Americans hsve captured t w o thirds of Stolherg And Anchen still under siege, reportedly IR being evacuated r SLiprcnic headquarters has just - —-.— *- v« j>ttmuim In me face of heavy counter-attacks near tha central sectlop of [the Gef- mati-Luxembourg frontier, •," ' As the Allies crunched Info Ger- J "', some-:750L American srs went'ahead of them at industrial • targets " in •~-l area .of- the Refcii.'.Tho «;,;, .bombing, through, a ~ } cloud roof, were escorted-by an imdls^ closed number of fighters. Knssel. the hub of a cluster of Industries] Is some 150 miles ahead, of. advancing American troops. .Arid 500 bombers from Italy ' attacked Munich and targets in Greece. ''", Child, 6, Followed v : Women Aboard Train : i, -Conn.: Sept 22 . .ar-old Joseph Jczik', ofNew York, for whom metropolir Ian • police searched more : than -24 hbiire, : tumed up in Stamford today,' carrying a small live : turtle and anxious to get back hp,me. '"'• Policy .' '1 he had 'followed -sn uniden-';' '• vfom an.aboard a,train «M'!jP'.! -'.at Stamford when she nllghu-,!^ itlli: unaware''that', the child, W:."-, following..her.^.. ':".. Craighead To Vote i JONESBORO, Ark., Sept. 22 tUP) —Dry forces will vote, out the sale and manufacture of' Intoxicating beverages In Cralghead liy.a special election Sat- f:. wide ublicity Blvei > ««' campaign .It 1? "'O 1 "t '^t 6,000 A'btes will be t«l. the county. Nearly 200 absentee ballots, most of them from soldiers, have already been received. A'?oal barge has been ("made of (he histofto American prison ship Souther)-, which was formerly based at'Portsmouth, N. H. ' ,)

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