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Sove Waste Poperf It is vofuabfe «o f h, War f Hortf Wofef, tW, poper for Collection Dat»t AM COURIER NEWS 1WSPAPER OP NORTHEAST APK-AWRAU mr. 0™,™.,,=.;,.,,, ••-^ W f f"^ NEWSPAPER OF VOL. XL I—NO. 1G1 . Blythevillc Dally News Blythcvllle Courier Eleven States Represented In $2000 Contest Big Event To Begin Wednesday Morning At TO O'clock An api«al for people of this section to view start of Ihe National Cotton Picking Contest Wednesday was made today by the Jinilor Chamber of Commerce, sponsors ol the civic event, as final plans were being made for the competition which Is creating nation-wide attention. . *" Despite the war making travel conditions inconvenient, drawing many men into its ranks, and making only n simple program possible, the contest has Increased In s!?.e and interest, it has been pointed out. Record Field Expected The largest number of pickers ever to assemble in a contest of this kind are expected to take the field Wednesday morning with many of them traveling great distances. It Is believed more than 200 top pickers will enter. With an entry today from North Carolina, II states will be represented to' cover the cotton belt ol the'United States. In, discussing attendance at tlic contest, it was pointed out that representatives of the five leading motion picture companies, radio stations and prominent .leaders in the cotton industry will expect to see great crowds watch the beRin- ning of the contest at 10 o'clock and to witness awarding of prizes at 5 o'clock. • "If the crowd Is not there from this section, we will not be able to Bet the film companies to publicize th e event n»\t v».ir. we have been '"W", Jim Smothermon, president of the Jaycees said today. That attendance of citizens living here nnd the surrounding sections may mean whether it will be possible to receive "national publicity in future years was voiced by others who have assisted in obtaining representatives of thus phase-.'pr the contest. , Crowds of people must be pho- ographej to make the picture worth showing-in theaters'throughout the country; a representative said. •-.; J i-ffiercontest, to begin adjacent .to • WaUcer'park.at HT.p'clock, will be over'^gt, 12' o'clock.'Spectators may --- vle&f. tii'-.plc^«r^jy,v.riej',:nrq ..' BigheH tlieir ' roAs,'sHo'rtly after' 9 o'clock, when-the program will be- •ghi. . ' ' " '• There will : be • •• entertainment . throughout - : the day. for those who "Me to remain at the fair during those hours. '; nivthevlllc's radio station, KtCN, will broadcast the start of, the contest-and will assist throughout the day. '• Durham To Broadcast Walter Durham, Plant to Prosper editor of The Commercial Appeal, .will broadcast his Farmers Hour over WMC from the field at 11:45 o'clock. Awarding of the $1000 grand prize lor the entry picking the most cotton in two hours and awarding of another $1000 to other winners, will be made in a program beginning at 5 o'clock, in front of the grand stand. 'Music by the Blytheville Amiy Air.Field will be Included in this program, as well as during the day, antf all winners will be introduced to the waiting crowd. In the meantime, interest is growing in entries. Eligah Gordon, Negro champion of the 1Q42 contest, Is sure he will win the grand prize for the second time. Practicing on the farm of J. W. .JRTLovelady at Flat Lake, he picked • C8 pounds in 60 minutes in a prac- »- tfce contest. "I, am so sure he will wip 1 am going to sponsor him" said J>fr. Lovelady, who is enthusiastic over EJigah's chances. The Negro, who came here from . Harrisburg, Ark., to win the grand prize, did not place in the money last year when he picked as an official entry of 'the Navy, which he joined soon after becoming the word champion cotton pickers. He has received a medical discharge. Sidney Beck, negro, of Hughes, Ark., Saturday won $15 and the right to represent Critlenden County In the world's champion cotton picking contest at Blytheville. Wednesday. His agile fingers picked 83 pounds' of clean cotton nt the contests held on Robert Snowden's Horseshoe Plantation at Hughes. The contest was held from 10 in the morning until noon. First prize of $25 went to Freeman McCullough of 'Memphis for his 88 pounds, and third prize of $10 was won by Ike Scroggins, also of Hughes. / Three prizes were awarded to liA women contestants, and additional ^J consolation awards went to others. V , Gene Shinault of Memphis picked 114 pounds, but was disqualified on the grounds that his cotton was r.ol sufficiently clean. Governor Adkins Will Return To Desk Today LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 25 (UP.) — Governor Adkins is scheduled to return to his desk today following n week-long trip which Included stops, in Washington, D. C., and ' Chicago. Employes In the Governor's of- ifce say Adkins conferred with various federal officials concerning die state's proposed industrial development during'the postwar ixs- riod while In Washington. Blytheville Herald, Mississippi Valley Leader With the carnival ready to ope» tonight lo introduce the Mississippi county Fair, the Arkansas Slate Duroc Show will be held tomorrow ns the Fair gets underway for Us aiinuul presentation. Streamlined because of-^tlie war, a number of attractlozis hiive been lett Intact, despite conditions, with Hie carnival one of the best known In the business and the vlivestock, departments larger thanjln previous years, It was pointed out to- Park and Mississippi day. Walker r . County Pair Grounds today pres- ented'a picture of much activity in preparation for Ihe agricultural event which annually attracts thousands of visitors to Blythcvlllc.- Altracdons Plentiful ' First attractions of Pair Week will be the ca^ilvnl's opening, the Duroc Show tomorrow, opcnnlg of all exhibits tomorrow, when-judging will begin, nightly entertainment In front of the grand stand free, and the National Colton Picking Contest to be held Wednesday. The fair will continue through Sunday with horse racing Thursday. Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The grandstand entertainment and carnival will continue through Slindny. . T*he Buckeye State Carnival received nationwide publicity in 1940 when It was featured in Life Hag- azlne as "A country Carnival".. Without knowledge of his ident- ityi a Life photographer spent a week at the town where this carnival was showing and pic-lures mad,, featured an Issue of the magazine. The 10 attractions and 25 games Includes latest riding devices, purchased only n short time before innmitaclurlng of such equipment was stopped. Sjiedal Shows 'Special shows Include "Sailor Cat- zy Side Show; featuring' "Strane- est Show on'Earth", Hotatlo Bal- Inrd's Negro Mliilstrel Show, Mc- Dohald Brothers' Slgrld Sorenson and Muslcnl Show, nil of which have arrived here direct from Wisconsin an,) Mlnnosoln where they have been showing at state and county fairs. Free admissions of the fair grounds tonight and tomorrow night is expected to swell attendance of the first part of the week with admission free to all grand stand entertainment, it has been announced liy fair officials. Exhibits of the fair were being assembled today with cattle, hogs, rabbits, chickens, turkeys and other products of (lie farm being prepared forearly Judging. • The Negro exhibits will be presented as in former years with the entire Negro Exhibit Building devoted to farm and home products. Community' exhibits and other such products of-the home, usually Included '" -the white exhibits, were 'eliminates, .this year because of war conditions/ 1 ' $49,200 Fire Destroys Gin And 80 Bales The New Home Gin| owned by Chester Caldwell and H. W. Mahan, along with 80 bales of cotton, were destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon for one of the most' serious fire-losses recently in this section. The gin, located six miles "south on Highway 61, became aflame after fire had started at 2 o'clock in a stand, where the cotton anct seed separated. . Spreading rapidly, the owners and employes fought the ; flames' with available equipment and-the Bly- thevilie Fire,.' Department immcd- ialely^reippnded" to the .-'call, but the entire, gin waj burned •• except for the seed houses and'two cotton houses.-:-;"'-:'•-" "*"•-,... . Mr.'Caldwell was at the'gln and Mr. Mahan arrived -within five minutes to assist in fighting-the flames but within 20 minutes the roof of the metal building was falling. '•'.'.' The five-stand gin, with new equipment Installed a year ago, "was estimated to be worth approximately S40.000. • . ..''..-.•" The 80 bales of cotton were estimated to be worth approximately ------ . "j"" 11 »w«u~i"»«.»> LW.,, ^,, u .,co i4, \JCKC ana lamuy. and stock of bagging and j.dled .Friday midnight.at Memphis Copter Soldier Killed Fighting On French Front Another Southeast Missouri man has given his life In service with th e death of We. Bob Allen Harris, 30, Cooler, Mo., reported today In a message from the Wnr Depart- 1 input tb his wife, Mrs. Bessie Bell Harris 'of Cooler. ' • 'Private Harris was killed Sept. .10 In France where he had bpen fighting for a month, "according to the message.. ; , Overseas six months, he was stationed ip North" Ireland before being sent to France. In (he Army two years, he also has tiv'o brothers hi,service, C. L. Harris, now.;-ln. Italy, x -and Donald Harris,~ at : a'n : '-undisclosed post pv- 'crscas. . . •' . • ; .He also K survived'by his inoth- er,-;Mrs oletus'Turner, arid a-jlstcr, Mrs/.-XiaryByma'n, 'air'of Cooler; . Members of th c family lived.at Dyersbiifg, Tenn.',' until they moved to Cooler several years ago. They live on the A. E'. Beckham farm. Last Rites Held For Mrs. yirgiriia Ozier Mrs, Virginia 'Williams Ozler ol Memphis; who had visited here a ties also burned. -.Baptist Hospital. She was 13. Thc owners hope to rebuild 1m- ; ;Funeral services were held yes- mcdiately but plans , can not be. te'rday afternoon at Norrls Funeral made until it can be -learned whether materials and equipment can be released, it was, announced. Agreements Reached Today In 3 Strikes By United Press Three ol the nation's major labor disputes have ended. About 20,000 workers at Detroit, Wilmington, Del., and Berwick, Penn., returned to work this morning. The biggest walkout, a three-day strike of some 8,000 workers at the American Car and Foundry Company nt Berwick, Penn., endad when the CIO United States Steel workers reached nn agreement with officials on seniority regulations. With three big strikes out of the way, the major walkouts are now in the steel Industry. President Roosevelt has ordered the Army to take over thc Farrcll Creek Steel Company of Sandusky, Ohio. The production of war materials at the Farrell plant bos been halted for two weeks by a labor dispute. Also, at least 6,000 steel workers are out at the Carnegie-Illinois Steel plant at Clalrton, Penn. And at Chicago, a strike of some 2500 workers at the Revere Copper and . Brass Company has halted work on critical war materials. • . Brother of Mrs. H. t. Harp Dies Suddenly at Maiden Mr and Mrs H L Harp were in Maiden, Mo, today for the funeral of Dr. H. S. Rouse, brother of Mrs. Harp, who died suddenly Saturday morning of a heart ailment. Mrs. Harp, who left, immediate.r ly upo nreceivlng news that he had been stricken, did not reach there until after his death, she was Joined later that day by Mr. Harp who remained until after the rites today. Dr. Rouse long had been a veterinarian at Maiden. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. Slightly wanner Tuesday. Tlie temperature fell to a low ot i3 . degre'eS J ,Hcrc last night after reaching a 'High of 79 yesterday,' according to the official weather observer. Home hi Memphis with burial at Memorial park there. Among those from Blytheville who attended the rites were Mr. and Mrs. Sam Lnndrum, -Mrs. Lucy McAdams.and Miss Cliffle Webb, who joined Mr. and Mrs. Charles L; Ozicr and Mrs. Dick Webb of Mobile, Ala., formerly of here, there for two weeks. Mrs. Ozier also is survived by four other sons. : ; Mrs Dora Bass, Dell Resident, Dies Saturday Mrs. Dora Ralph Bass, mother of three sons In service, died Saturday night at Skallcr Clinic shortly after suffering a heart attack. The wife of Tom Bass, she was 50. Long n resident of this section, she ;llved near Dell. Funeral arrangements arc incomplete pending arrival of relatives with services expected to be held Thursday or Friday. Her sons In the Army arc: Pfc" Wilson Delbridge of San Francisco; Sergt. Hoover Delbridge of Camp Shelby, Miss., and Pfc. Russell Delbridge, stationed In the South Pacific. She also is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Helen Lamond of Bak- erficld, Calif, a brother, Elmrf- Raiph of Elizabethtown, III., and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hardin and Mrs. Henrietta Bewese, also of Eliz- abcthtown. Cobb Funeral Home is in charge. Highest Labor Priority For Gins, Operators LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 25. (UP) — Arkansas War Manpower Director Floyd Sharp says Arkansas cotton gins and compresses have been granted the highest labor priority possible. Sharp has ordered the 25 offices of the U. S. Employment Service In the state to begin a canvass of all available labor In an effort lo relieve the.critical labor shortage, which has caused several big gins to close down operations. Managers of the employment service offices have ticen instructed to offer all laborers seeking work jobs In compresses and gins first. Oranges make up nearly two- Ihirds of Mexico's 100,000 acres of citrus fruits. California citrus acreage exceeds 330.000 acres and Is about three-fourths oranges. / Fairgrounds Will OpenTon/g/if'Gorman For First Showing Of Carnival . , , Across Sweden May Be Opposed Baltic Ports Closed; ' ^AUKANBAB AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEV1L1.E^AUKANSAS; MONDAY, SICl'TKMHEK 25, .Baltic Ports Red Army Corripjetes Estonia Liberation By Unlttij . The Swedish nilnlsfe to tlin United Slates believes his couii- liv will fight It Gefman-^ldlers.ln Finland attempt to retreit 1 across Sweden. '•• ,-', , .'" Minister Bostrom points'.. put that charges In the military a'ljcl- uojitt^ cal situation In the BsUlt-s lias prompted Sweden to ban'' shipping from Swedish Bnlllc poj'ts iuo I accessible to German merchantmen. The ban applies to all nnt-fons, bul affects Germany prjmnrl.))!,' German ships now can enter only ports north of Denmark. . ' Simultaneously, the liberation : of the entire Baltic area 'appears close at hand. The Red Ariny'has freed Fjtonla. And Russian naval Ibrc- es are joining the victors In n larid- and-sca assault on Riga; the cap- lt.il of Latvia. ,. '. .. Moscow's communique . reporting the end of the Estonian campaign indicated the entire GerriVau defense system In the " Baltic lias collapsed. -i As for the situation hi ..Finlaiid, a Helsinki coimmmlquc 5ays there are no reports of clashes with the Nazis. However, tho Eiii'ns . have occupied several towns ,'iri'tye drive Jo expel or disarm Gerhiu'ri forces In northern Finland. ... -; • ... In the center of .the. Eastern front, at Warsaw, a Polish icqiii- miinlqite snys German, .imlts lia've withdrawn from forward ptMitloiis on the southern oiitslcirts,- ''However, tlierc was no major change in lio- sitlons at the Polish capital.-; • But far to the south, tho Red Army Is reported -driving 'deep (li- lo Hungary and Slovakia. •'- \ More news nf underground nc- tivity comes from Greece.' The 'British radio says Greek patriot* have occupied n port opposite . the Island of cortu o nlhc'Ldnlan Sea. Company K To LITTI,E-ROCK, sept. 25.-A.tlireo day bivouac by the Regime'rital Headquarters 'Company at Pinnacle mountain, 12 miles 'west of-'uttle Rock, will open Friday, -Col. Hcndrlx Lackey,- commander-.pf -the Guard said Saturday. The ' company, commanded by Capt. : Linwbod*L. _,..,„house, will make the-trip,In, army trucks, establish a field,'camp-arid await inspection by Brig: Gen. *E; L Compere,- st.atc -acjjutatat general; Colonel Lackey,, and Camp RobiS- son officers.' 1 '- ;... '.',/ ' ' '' The four -Greater., Little companies will receive instruction In rough-and-tumble , fighting and judo tactics at Parnell hall at 7 ; 3o tonight, Capt; jy. F.' Mead and Lt J. L. Dally of Camp Robinson wilt direct instruction. Organizations Include the Headquarters Company; the Service..Command, commanded by Cftpt. Percy Maqhin; Reserve Rifle Company, commanded by Capl W. D. Billlngslcy, and Reserve \Yca-- pons Company commanded by Cant Gordon E. Wood. • '. • Units of the Headquarters and Rifle companies .ffill, have charge of the Lions Club program" at Hotel Marlon at noon Wednesday. A drill" team will demonstrate riot formations and uses of weapons. Tlie team will be composed of Sg't. Milton Ba'r- rett, Sgt. Asa T. Dodd, Sgt. H. "A. Northcutt, Sgt. Lee CX Smith and Pvt. John L. Gardner of thc Rifle Company and Sgt. Robert L. Car- mlchal, Sgt. Aubrey Kerr and Sgt. Lilburn D. Redden. Lt. Frank C. Mebane will be In. charge. Headquarters Detachment of the Third Battalion at Sear'cy will bivouac at the Red river bridge Saturday. Sub-machine guns' and .30 caliber rifles will be fired. The detachment's field mission will' be to protect thc bridge. Maj. ' Oran ' J. Valighan will be in command. The Medical Detachment and Company M ol JonestJoro and Company K of Blylhevllle will bivouac at Jonesboro this week for special instruction in the use of'gas and smoke. Capt. B. E. Smith of Little Rock, regimental chemical warfare officer, will have charge of the demonstration. West Memphis Negro Held To Grand Jury JONESBORO, Ark., Sept. 25 (UP) —Sam Brown, West ilemphts Negro charged with attempting to extort $15,000 from two Mentohl* men last week, has been ordered for action of a Federal grand . ' ' U. S. Commissioner Miss Gl^ra Bi'owder ordered' the Negro 'held under $5000 bond pending grand jury action. W. E. Hopton, Nashville, Ten/)., FBI agent, says Brown will be removed from: the Cralghead County Jail to Memphis soon, Jury. N. 0. Cotton open high Iqw close pr!cl Open high low close pr.cl. Mar. . 2223 2224 2188 226l 2133 May — "'•-- ---•' -•--''' July . Oct. "Dec. 2220 2219 ''2181 2150 2181 2150 2209 2211 2IS5 2195 2222 2182 2109 2180 2203 2196 2143 2119 208T 2151 SINGLE COPIES FIVE*CENTS Time For -Eisenhower Tells In Reicll Show Gains In Drive To Split China < •- •"' , Capture.More Towns Around Abandoned American Air Base • -By r V""* a Press ic 'Japaneie 'are, -still' gaining ground in their drive to split Clilim. ., .;< ,: • . A Chinese, communique says en- oiny forces.In Hunan province hnvo captured a town 50 miles cnsl ot pbandoncd . American ahbaso, at Kwellln, while other troops have iohcrt a town 25 miles to.thc north ~ [However,' the. column driving KJUlhwcit.'-toward 'Kwellln on Ihc KwangsI-HunaiV railroad ,'nnpnrciit- ly Ills bogged down, nt Icnst tem- porily. • . : ; 'An Alll.ed .communlrmc says war planes of the American Hlh Air Force bombed an<| strafed enemy hut nlln lions ami troops ,111. support of Chinese ground forces UurliiB (lie.weekend. . • , , . : On Japa'nescrhold Formosa, Jap- iiiicsc nulhoi'ltlcs'have' ordered nil Persons froml6 f to:45 year, of age .Apennines^ ?o orgmilzc .defense, milk,. while, foot of the Alps, I . Wren from 10.to.15 will be com- • COV crs the lar B ci : • ffiJ^?jLi'^'f*l"-...«'"«'• Part of. northern •">" TODAY'S WAlt ANAI,VSC8 Allies Move To Plains Of North Italy lly JAMES HAUl'KI! United 1'rcss Slnff Writer Allied soldiers In jinly, nfter n year of heart-breaking buttle, are out In tho clear at last. For 300 days. General Alexander's polyglot warriors. . have fought through the peninsula's tortuous mountains, Now. for tlic first time, those men of many nations are stepping aboard Italy's northern plains. The Fifth and Eighth Armies have collapsed Germany's 180-mllo-!on« Gothic tine alone two-thirds of Its length. In nine days dfibattle.they have smashed tho KO-mllo. wide do- fenso. bell .which took nine months lo bulld.'ffow, the Eighth Army is fanning but Into the wide, flat valley of the 4n-mllt! long Po,' , Hnly's longest river. That great plain, stretching-; from the toot pt the taiicbUsly, JiifmnoM!'.fllitliorlllcs arc reported. ordering: nil civilians' |o fevficuotc tlic larger ifawiui for fear of. Allied'attacks on FprniDsa."". . 'Oii 'Aiigaur Island.'.a springboard lo the Philippines, .AVrny engineers Jirc hacking ...through,:' dense Jungle f>f the lnfpVI6f lo-clear ground for •i.'.btfcbprnbePi s>lrsihp.- : ,' ...'. • ,• i.:Unllca.'..j- Press . CQiTesponrieiU ChRrjw.^Tiol, reports tlml lumber^. Ing i Army --,bu)l-dOzcVs~linve'- pr'ovcir cpc. 6f. /t the.ybcB(;.,yn;n|)biis njjnln.U jj^pnnese .forces .on. Ihc'little. Prilnu Island. Lqndjng..yrl(li 'nssBU)t trooixs, the; nn-ni-mcd gjithts. roared ' up tiie beaches 'Biiitv'pMingctl. into the jungles; clearing, the vyny for Sher- ipan . medium tanks.. 'liio Jungles were so piluk :the Infantry Imd to fpllqiy the biill-tlozerA Instciid of preceding tlieni: ' : .'.,lne!dentoi;y,,. : t)io Yniilw report tljat. Japanese.soldiers on. AijKaur linye demonstrated .the sbest com- hifthd of English yet 'encountered on Pnclfic UlBilds.'.. ' . ; On New Britain, this. Japs clmrK- id Mnrlnc lines shouting "Down yrit.h 1 ; Bnbe Ruth." On Gutim, tlie Japanese shouted • ."Don't shoot,. we're corning through," But on Ansiuir, n .Japanese/officer dnshed out of a cave-yelling; "Hcy^ buddy, we've been walling for'.you." Unfair Stories About Arkansas Cause Concern IJTTLE ROCK, Sept. 55 — Tlie Board of Directors of the slate Junior Chamber of Commerce plnji- ned a campaign against unfavorable publicity about Arkansas at a meeting at the Hotel Marlon yesterday. ' Steps will be taken Immediately to contact, newspapers, producers, of radio shows and residents of Ihc state to • explain why stories that give Arknnsns "a black eye" should cease, officials said. "• Representatives from Crosselt, Morrillon, Little. Rock, ' Italy. incs Harper The Po 'valley Is. Italy's breadbasket, ami, arsenal .rolled Into.one." Before-the war It was .'one of the most prosperous, and fertile areas In the world. .Napoleon "called It Hid grannry of Europo."Iiv that .20,000, sciiiaro nillo basin, warred by tho Po and Its tributaries, live 20,OOQJOOO people.or nearly half Italy.'s population. . .'; ' . :' i ; ' There; loo,"arc nearly,all' Italy's, Industries and most o.f.-JU hir^c cities. Dotted .through the MaUund are Bologno, ,Turin, Venice,- Parma, Cremona,' Mantua, 'Fei-rara aiul Pndim. Around them are .clustered factories making products'from Italy's many resources. The'-nation is Europe's greatest sulphur:.producer and Its mercury output is one of the world's largest. Italy also has Industries based on the production of aluminum', lead, zinc and ?lik. All of these manufactures arc massed In the Po vnlle'y. There,'. too; are rilr- flclds.within two honrs'fiylng time of Berlin. Italy, at war with Germany, also is an unwilling Germanally.- Hlller long has siphoned off tiio products of lUs industry and as well as Us manpower in the Po valley. Soon, twin Allied armies, wheeling across that plain, will choke of! tlie source of that supply. Tlie Germans, retreating through the rich countryside, arc bound to lay waste it-s resources as they move. The future ot Italy for generations rriiiy depend on thc extent of thnt destruction. .From a military standpoint, Germany's position In Italy is fast approaching the hopeless. For 12 bloody months, the Nazis have been able to hook their defense lines on Italy's mountains. Thus, they've kept thc Allies at bay with an interior force. Now thc mountains arc running out. River To lie Crossed Only one possible natural detent: line remains for thc Nazis, the Po river itself. Tills turbulent stream avcragcs-400 to GOO yards wide. But H would hardly constitute a major and De 'Queen attended. Vtci President J. Ben Eosey of Crossctl presided. Robert.Wheeler Is president. Taylor Colo, vice president of the United States Junior chamber of Commerce, spoke. He was Introduced by Amos McCullough of Tcx- arka'na, Arkansas's national Jaycce director. Smith Henley of HarrHson, member of the Mineral Conurjittcc of the Arkansas Economic Council, reported on how organizations must issume responsibility for purang into operation ixtstwar plans made by the A. E. C. Ramey Infant Dies Betty Lou Ramcy, four-month- old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Xamcy, died this morning at the family home at Luxora. She also Is survived by a twin sister, Rebecca Sub, ana three other .sisters, Olprla Dean, 'Erea Lee and Patricia. k Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning, ip o'clock at Sandy Ridge Cemetery. Cobb Fun oral.'Home Is In charge. Livestock, ST;LOUIS,. Sept.- 25 (U.P.)-Hogs 3,500; salable 11,500; top 14.70; 140-240 Ibs. 120-140 Ibs. 13.25-14.25; tows. 13.95. • , • -,,,,' Cattle 10,600; salable 3,000; calves 2,800 all salable; mixed yearlings and heifers 10.50-14;- slaughter •steers 9'11,25; slaughter "hellers 8-17; slock.qr.' and s feeder sleers 7.75-13.J5. ... proved themselves so ^skilled at crossing rivers. For Instance, before the Allies began their all-out assault on thc Gothic line in August, they built in five days 63 portable Bailey bridges, ready to be dropped •Induce over streams. Tho Eighth Army, In Its short, advance from Ancona to Rlmlnl, crossed n total of eight rivers. Thus, the Allies have proved again what lhc Germans should have learned by now, that no fortification line can hold against a Uclcr- frilncd nnd'well-equipped enemy. In Italy, thc Nazis have seen Gustav, Hitler and Gothic their lines blown to dust. In North Africa it was Ihe Mareth line, 'm^thc west, the Atlantic wall and Siegfried line. In the east,,thc Manncrhelm, Fatherland and Leningrad lines, The British Eighth , Anny now stands 'within one mile of the. Rubicon river, whose crossing since^Cac.- sor's time lias meant a "step' 1 ' from which there is no turning back. The Rubicon, In ancient days, formed thc boundary between Italy and Cisalpine Gaul. Hence, when Caesar, commander of the Roman armies In Gaul, crossed the stream hi 49 B. C., it meant that he had Irrevocably committed himself lo the overthrow of rulers of Rome. G^man armies, crossing the Rubicon In retreat, might take a ttp from Caesar and ;ct busy on the rulers of Germany. Chicago Rye « , • F ^ ^ 3 Many Already Being Provided^ Means For Active Resistance;® Rhineland Under Bombardment CONDON, Sept. 25 (U.l>.)-Al1ied eomirmndeia have i£ f hi8Ulu l Gc'm^ l ° UlG " 1 '"'°" fonjig11 sllwe MoWk hii 11 Siipi'cinc Hca<l(|iiarloi'.s broadcast on behalf of Gen'-" oral Kiseiihowci' lhc workers wwo told thnt "the hour for' action bus conic." The message instructed "organized cells 1 ol loi-ulBH vyoi'lcora within thc Kcich" to talcr- immnrlu.U action "according to tho.prc-miungcd plan. " Planning obi Now York Governor Says He is Prepared For Rough Campaign By llnltciijPrc.ss • Ciovcnioi- Dowey ' ? ls' expected to make a lilting .attack": on President ' lioosovelt's •i'Ccoi-it- It! a siieccli Okialumui^cltj;. loiilfihtl , - Dewcy's adOrcss, which'i will broadcast nliO' p. in; Central ' be Tlnio, will be a'reply to Mr. noose- velt's speech Satui-day-night. Since the President charged that the Republicans wore spreading what ho termed falsehoods hi the Nu/,1 manner, Diswcy has declared-thai iwj'ls ready for a rough and tumble political fight. • . , in a statement before reaching Oklahoma .City, Dowo'y charged I lie President's,speech r.ivciilcd that the New Denl has rip pnlgrnm for Hie" future. The Republican presidential nominee pliilrBcti-'ft/rider 'tlirit ; Mr. HoosoYGlt -'lias, as Uewoy jmt' u, "sunk'-.lo niore riuotliiit'fiX{i'.'Mcin Kampf". and to charses^ot'.'.friiiid and'f.als'choocl." ;•'• At the same time, Dowey Is making the most of. his visit to OklaV homa. During the day, llvj Now York governor will hold .ctm(crcricc3 with business, luljor, agriculture nnd paily leaders, -- , ; ; Mcanwlillc, Dewny's amnlni mate, Governor'John'Brlckc'r of Ohio, is back In his home state nftcr a 3,000 mile campaign swing through tho east. At Cleveland, Bricke'r declared ho was ainavied at the sly* and en- thiislnsm. of the crovvds he spoke before on lil« tour. The OOP vlce- presldentia!'noinlnee declared li'j Is convinced bt.a ncpublicau victory In the New England : states and Pennsylvania hi November. * In some aicas, it Ls said, tnb workcis me being piovided wilh the 'mcnn» foi active resistance," H'liQ bioadcast warned that those •Instruments" will not be effective If used throushtlessly, 'said the broadcast: , "... icmcmbcr that today thq Oestapo stands In fear of the i2 million foreign workers who, 'by acting now, can teal the fate of the Third liolch." Klg Buns oSurid As the call tor Insurrection went out lo dei many, Allle big guns v,eio Iminmcilng the,nhlnlnnd with , (rcnleirnitlllqry liQm"-" )f tho war. 'Great' ion-Inch BUDS,- mrused nllc front, were spout'-' scoies ol Oermrm toiyns one of I' banhncii' right run alone n f 11 In? shells and \lllaBu lying In a great halfway rcioss the Rhineland United Press Wai , Correspondent Homy Ooircll sajs Ihe terrific cannonaillnt has, literally ' ect , a ijreat sealion of tho Nazi homeland afire At tho bdme time, a great fleet of Allied planes," Joining ' In the bombardment, hltthe Rhlnolahd (.Itiec of Finnkfurt coblenz ' and Ludwelgshr.fen, The 2000 Fortresses , Mid supporting fighter's showoVed their explosive? through fi 'clou'cf •bank by Instrument. •' > llie RAP lias joined In thd^atr imiado by sending tlye big lorma- < lions incjst ' -Halifnxcs William Pack Decorated For Heroic Service • Tech, Seret. William B. Pack of Blytheville, was awarded the new- Iv authorized Bronze -Star for he- role service In connection wlllt military operations against thc enemy during Ihe battle for Kwajalein Atoll, by Miyjor General A. V. Arnold of th c Seventh Infantry Division, in a 'ceremony held recently at a Cenlral pacific Base. Technical Sergeant Pack, a member of an Infantry assault unit, received the decoration in recognition of his outstanding actions, beyond the call ol. duty, In lhc blltcr five-day bailie for Kwajalein, thc center of the "Jap held Marshall Islands. A veteran of two campaigns with tlic Seventh Division. Technical Sergeant Pack psrtcilpatqd in driving the Japanese from the fog bound Aleutian Islands B year ago. In addition to the Bronze, Slar, Technical Sergeant Pack wears Ihe National Defense Ribbon, thc Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with two batlle stars, the- Combat Infantry's Badge and the Good Conduct Medal. He is thc son of James Oscar Pack of Blythovillc. N:Y. Stocks AT&T l6'2 r i-8 Amer Tobacco ,. 72 1-4 Anaconda Copper 21 1-2 Belli steel 62 1^4 Chrysler . ;. 92 1-2 Coca Cola 1361-2 Oen Electric ».. 37 3-8 Gen Motors :..... 62 1-8 Montgomery Ward ,.'.....; 51 1-2 N Y Central 18 1-2 Int Harvester so North Am Aviation 9 1-8 Republic Steel ..; is 5-1 Radio Socony vacuum 10 3-4 12 3-t against NazJ' positions Theic< main v eight wns thrown inlo n crushing" attaok In the German holdout gar- ilson at Calab The British, radio dcscrlbe^tho raid as a preliminary io "the final assault on' the Calais garrison, i estimated at""abou't five thousand," t , iv SU|ipllci To Air Troops a ' Meanwhile, bitter battles arc rag- Ing up and 'down the westem'front Allied arhioicd forces ate battling desperately (a build up tlielr nar- low supply line to a dwindling band of alr-borno troops holding tho northern gate-way Into Germany at Arnliem . ' Supreme Headquarters says trie situation at Arnhcm has Improved considerably In thc past 36 hours A thin trickle of supplies and reinforcements b crossing the Rhine to the surrounded force And powerful relief • columns' are building up on the river's lower banfc In pVeparatlon for a quick dalh lo Iho rescue of the Isolated air borne unit ' "' To the south, part of the British Second Army has stabbed Ihto Geimany enst and routhenst of Nljmcgcn The Tommies have cap- lured thc German town of Beek, nine miles northwest of .the point where trie Siegfried Line is under: stood to end And tho British radio says they're within 37 iniles; of the great German city of EssertT- Approach Ruhr Valley "j. Another] British force to {he '.outh has struck 15 miles east of Eindhoven and now is within 40 miles of/the entrance to .th'e. RuKr Valley. Front ; dispatches, say- Nail Ian ks are rolling off their Ruhr Valley assembly lines straight Into battle t While the American First Army lo thc south Is busy with Its artillery barrage, the Third Army on its flame has boosted its bag of German tank's since August 1 to 1000 'Southwest of Nancy, the Third Army, according to a German report, has captured Epirial. Meanwhile, supreme headquarters. after adding up its figures,- reveals lhat Allied armies ha\e captured over half a million Germans since D-Day. And the British radio says the Allies in Italy have captured 10,000 Nazis since the attack on the Gothic line began. . ... ..'•. I, 1 : In I'\'. American troops ihavB driven ':gh the, heavlly-de fend- : cd Fu' : ',iis ahd r now are within a dozer, -iles of, the highway Itnfe- ing Ri anil Bologna,": Th'\is, Sludebaker'. 19 1-2 Standard of N J ;.. 53 3-4 Texas Corp 45 1.3 Packard 5 3-i U S Steel ..,,..., 57 3.4 Dec. May open high low .close luv 104 105',S 103V, IOS',4 100 Chicago .. open high low, close pr.c). • Dec. . 161 160T4 161-S 156* 104ij, 105- 103 105 ,9054 May . 158 1 !! 158% ,157^,.158>i 153S they're • iting the stage for a junction wllli the British Eighth Army, fanhlng out Into the Po vai'fey along the Adriatic;coast.'--:.: v, The Americans are through -the worst of the Apennines,'arid now nre fighting down-hill to jAin (he British In the broad Po valley. The Gothic line Is a thing of the pasii and the Allies are entering broad flallfinds, Ideal for the swift movement of .mechanized armies. New York .Cotton t . Open high low close pr cl Mar .-2205 2215 2180 2198 2130 May 2214 2211 2 ISO 2196 21U July . 2185 2185 2165 2180 2083 Get . 2200 2216 3192* 2208 2H7 Dec , 2205 2228 2192 3203 > 2140

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