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NEWS :^£=^^ «£££££* Blythovlllc Daily News Blythevillo courier ,LE,, ARk'ANSAVWJSDNBSlMY. SRI'TBMBKH 27 19-M New U. S. Troopj Go Ashore For Peleliu Battle Land On East Coast;' U. S. Reinforcements Also Near Airfield By United I'rcss Fresh American troops have landed on the eastern shore of Pe- leliu. The Tokyo radio says that the landings were made Monday morning. : And at the same time, it was revealed that reinforcements have come ashore near the Peleliii airfield, which was taken by the Ma- rincs in th e early stages of (lie rb campaign. iff The Japanese announcement came shortly after a Tokyo broadcast which said a large "American task force had been sighted In the straits north of Peleliu. An,i perhaps with Its customary understatement, the Tokyo radio says:' "With the arrival of fresh' troops, the Americans again have become active.' The Japanese report of American landings coincides ii-ith the disclosures that American troops have' succeeded in cutting enemy fore- j es on Peleliu in two. Driving across I the peninsula, the Americans have,' pinned the\ Japanese -gari-lons into two .pockets, one in the south and one In the north. ' In'an attempt to soften-the reverses oii Peleliu, Japan , has assured the/home folks that 'two Islands north of Peleliu In the Palau group : . have been staunchly reinforced. Tokyo says Jap garrisons on these islands are just waiting '-.the chance'i to deal a heavy blow :to the Amdilcnns when they « 'f While; the Japanese 'lirer'iti'iig? j, Sling to explain: the' Pficlfjc situation, one of Tokyo's- puppets has come . forth with a • curious announcement. • -' > The president of the Philippine V, Islands, Jose .Laurel, says that his government will not allow Filipinos to be conscripted for service with Japanese armed forces. Laurel 'doesn't explain but Ihe "sCompete New Tax Head Lamar Wlllamson, above been elected president of the has kansas Public Expenditure Council. Mr. Williamson, prominent Montlccllo attorney, succeeds' Dr George S. Benson of Harding 'College, who has of (he council in July, 1942. served'as president since its inception announcement implies thnt internal strife might follow If he acceded to demands. Incidentally, a Jnp broadcast says that,-American planes carried out a daylight raid on the island of Cc- bn in the central Philippines on Sunday. Tokyo claimed that nine of the American raiders were shot down, and that eight, more were damaged. These reports have not been confirmed. Fresh reports on yesterday's B-2S raids in Manchuria reveal that three Important targets besides Anshan, the.steel production center, were included, the Manchnrian port of Dal- rcn was attacked. And military targets at Loyang and Kaifeng In Jap- Qncse-occuplied China were struck, AH tlic bombers came back. General ChennanU has revealed that his 14th Air Force has destroyed over 106,000 tons of Jap- nncs'e shipping so far in September '- The general minimized the loss of the American air bases at Kwellin and Lluchow, and said the new base nt Tangchuk, which Is the aim of strong Japanese thrust, is important only as an emergency field. Poll Tax Rush Expected Here Offices Will Be Open Here and At Osceola Late Saturday Night With Saturday the final day to pay-your 1013 poll tax. the Blythe- villc and Osceola offices of Mississippi County's sheriff and collector will remain open Saturday until midnight, it has been announced by Sheriff Hale Jackson. Because only a small number have been issued In this county, a last minute rush Is anticipated,- according to Sheriff Jncksoh. Requests for additional poll tax ^-receipts have poured into Little :k to Indicate there will be a ;e vote cast In Ihe Nov. 7 general election, but no such rush here has yet started. Persons not having a 1943 poll tax can not vote in the general election, In the Spring municipal elections or in any school elections - until Oct. 1, 1945, according to the law. cost of obtaining a poll tax Is $1. Tlie State Auditorial Department will take up all unissued poll tax rccelpls Saturday midnight and remittances for poll tax received after midnight will have lo be returned, it has been announced. Because Oct. 1, is Sunday, the last "ay for paying real estate and personal properly tax without, pen- ?'ly also will be Saturday, it has been pointed out. Old Rebels Hold Annual Reunion Dwindling Grey Ranks : Form At .Montgomery For 54rh Convention MONTGOMERY, AK, r : Sept 2 (pHi.WReniimnts of. tfie.'dncerbol band '.who..rode to, 'battle "with' Je Stuart, Bedford Forrest and Ston H;DH Jackson', were assembled L Montgomery'today for the 54th an nual meeting of. southern v'eterm of the War Between the States ' Other allied organizations 'meet B with the gray-dads arc the Son of Confederate Veterans, the- Con federated Southern- Memorial As sociation and tlie Order of the Star and Bars. Official Jieadtiunrtcrs is Mtoht goinery's Exchange Hotel, site of tli organization of the. Confederacy an :hc halls where Ma'rse Jeff Dnvl took office as president February 1 1BU1. . - The attendance of veterans the selves is at an nil time low, but tli spirit of the thin grey line of Rebel s ; unquenchable. Paradox Icnlly .heir voices are drowned out occa sionally by the roar of planes froh icarby Maxwell Field, where grand sons of both the gray and blue are carrying on their training to fluh a common foe. In most instances, joint mcetlnm. are in session. Speakers scheduled for the two day session includ< Judge Leon JvtcCord nnd Circui Judge Walter B. Jones. Senator Lister Hill, of Alabama, and Governor Chnunccy Sparks and Mayor Cj Brown, of Montgomery, will speak at the opening night banquet a colorful affair of ante-bellum costumes and Confederate uniforms Gen. Homer Atklnclon, of Petersburg, Va., is presiding officer of the veterans. Dr. Marshall Wingfield of Memphis, national commandor-in- clncf of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, will preside when that group meets. Tomorrow, the veterans will be given a tour of Maxwell and Guntcr Field, accompanied by n soldier escort. Duroc Winners Are Announced At Fairgrounds Judging In Regular Division Underway; Large Crowd Attends Judging of Ihe Stale Duroc Show was completed last night,' nnd Indu- ing of entries in the regular division of the annual Mississippi County Fair was underway today. The Buckeye State carnival, one of the largest ever lo show here, had all of its shows In operation tills afternoon with 10 more added today, it was announced- tlie grandstand attractions were to ue- Oin tliclr nightly shows tonight ind the racing program wll] start tomorrow nnd run each afternoon through Sunday. Thai the Duroc Show is one of the finest in Hie country wns voic- Rites To Be Held At Paragouid For Mrs. Alice Kirby Mrs. Alice Wcslbrook Kirby of Paragouid, mother of Elton Kirby nnd Harry Kirby of Blythevillc, died at 12:40 o'clock this afternoon at her home. She was 82. A semi-invalid for a number of years, Mrs. Kirby had been ill for n.iny months. Funeral services will be held pome- ime tomorrow In Paragould, with Mitchell Funeral Home in charge Mrs. Ktrby Is survived by her two sons In Blythevillc, arid by a third ton, Joe Kirby of Paragould, who made his home with his mother. She also leaves three grandchildren and one great grandchild. All her sons and their wives were with her when she died. A number of Blythevillc people will attend the funeral services tomorrow, and the Kirby stores In Blylhevilte will remain closed all day tomorrow. ed li v Wesley Miller, nationally known Judge of Montpcllcr, Ohio who snld this exhibit had the best animals he had viewed' In Ihe six major shows h c had Judged this vear. The junior animals are particularly outstanding with all entries comparing very favorably with those of big shows In the corn belt where Diiroc raising 1ms been featured, for many years, he said. A total of S1500 In prizes was awarded In the Duroc contests alone with prizes distributed among Mississippi County entries anc those from more distant places. . Arnong outstanding leaders in the Purge business who attended Ihc show here yesterday were Austin Ellis of Palestine,'' III, : Chalmers Rhlncheart, editor of Duroc News magazine, Peoria, lll-p. K. O'Neal of-Paragoiild nnd owners of out of state entries. - • < • The entries of the Duroc Show, lithe main exhibit building, are remaining there throughout Pair Week. . L. H. Autry, chairman of the Mississippi County Duroc Association committee .In charge of the show, announced these results of judging with rating In order Jlstcd- Aged boar—custlio Bros., Stanto n Pepper. Title 24 Winners ln$2000 Contest Will Be Announced at 5 P. M. Wearied from two hours r>f ; f,isl pjckinjf ;, m | ( clm ... snaiKMwe to lean, the outcome of Uielr omlc"von 107 , rankniir cotton nii'ln>™ iw.ni ,n ,., ..,• ;",,.,' .'1' l °l' suicclulcd for G o'clock.' » • • -' L Contest Sidelights Picking cotton In n national contest was something now to intoiy of the 107 contestants who took'the f eld todny vicing for the world's champion cotton picking title, 'b it to a number It wns repetition' It what thc v have done before.,, - Pnvorltcs among the wating crowds were the three former champions, nil of wh.om were In good form, they said. ' ' < '* Most particular about preparing lor the contest was Wesley Buck 1943 champion who won')ast'year alter Imvlng entered tlio contest annually since (lie first comTOll- lon ui 1940. ' . '• .-.-, His S1000 safely Invested In a war bond and 11 tractor, t'ho'Hor- ncrsvllle, Mo., school teacher ' and anner wns ready for todny'avcon-. Wearing new rubber soled shoes' carryJng a bottle of glycarili in his Docket, - to make his lingers- more pliable, a bottle of rubblpg alcohol. 11 another pocket .to :'be 'used' on ins arms and 1 a tlicnnos of'water m Senior yearling boar anan, J. c. Buchanan. Junior yearling-Seco Farms c Buch- of Arcadia, III.; c. H. Whistle, Castllo Brothers, L. H. Autry, A. L. Whistle of Paragoud. Senior boar pig— Scco Farms, c. . Cmith and Son, Seco Farms, A. Whfstle, N. Hewlett of Kcnnett, Junior boar pig— Joe eagle Scco Farms. Seco Farms, Joe Cagle S I tincald of Fairfleld, III.; wynn , . Lewis, Wynn Farms, J. c. , . ?arms of Wynnburg, Ten.; Jack Buchanan. Jack Lewis! Senior champion Farms. boar — Sei the hands of his sack c'arrli* he was ready to go. His' brother Alvic'Buck of Hornersvr saw his brother wlii lost was a'contestant. • a difficult (nsk wltii n commlllce of collon men and farmer.') .determining which man woman or: child, would win [he $1000 grand pi-hie ntl( | other award wltb.-.ninomH of cotton picked, co ullllon ot colton picked nnd con- rllllon -of rows after picking 'actors considered. ', From All Sections 1 Norlli..from Mtmiesotn, west from California nnd from south us far as ; Texas ccmc tlie best pickers lo vie for the tltln of world's champion cotlon picker nnd the cash Some brought members of their Inmlly nnd others came alone- some were white and others were Negroes-some were old and others were,jaimg-jjiii rill had the same hope in • their heart as the gun fired nl 10 o'clock and they were off. Another perfect dny for the lest, Ihc the • scitlii; ddded color to event, designed to promote better collon picking for Ihc Number One product of the 1-011911 belt.. ' Music by 1 the .Blythevillc school bawl and the'Blylhevllle Army Air Field blended In ' ' Bpnnglcd Banner crowd stood at att playing of "Slur ns (he -large illon. , . l>l n "c.s soai-'prl overhead and a light leaves Ware, sporting a miLitiichc and accompanied by his brother,' Fred Ware of Rulevlllc. was confident he would again .pick .119 'pounds net— wtilcli won film tli e title and grand prize al, the n'gc of 18. Another former champion eiiter- ™J™ S Eligah Gordon, 42-ycar'-bld " -'• came from Hnrrisburg i In 1 to win the graiid prize. . One of the youngest entrants was nls M -year-old son, Ellgali Jr.'. who was determined to pliipe In the money. • A Gl-ycar-old picker wo Oarner of , Valley lyicw, Texas, OS :J. B. whose wife accompanied lilm, her' for the competition. " " ^ ' , ' Pretty -Mrs. Mary Waller, 22, of Deerlng, M o., was confident of vlc- "V. Wife of Pvt. Henry Waller] Weather Maximum temperature here ycs- lerdny was 89 degrees and minimum, 67 degrees, according to the official weather observer, Junior champion boar — Joe Cale. Grand champion boar — Seco Farms. Aged Sow—Castllo Bros, J. c Buchanan, A\ L. Whistle A I, Whistle, L. H. Autry, J. c. Buch•nan, Caslllo Bros. Senior yearling s o w — Castllo 3ros. J. c. Buchanan, Caslllo Bros., L. H. Autry, L. H. Autry. Junior yearling sow—Joe Cagle, '. G. Smith and Son, J. c. Buchann, J. c. Buchanan, Gene Bradberry, c. G Cmith and Son, Gene Bradberry, Castllo. Bros Senior sow pig—Castllo Brothers, Seco Farpis, J. C. Buchanan, Scco Farms, A. L. Whistle, Cnstllo Bros A. L. Whistle, N. Howlett. Junior sow pie—s. i. Kfncald, J. 3. Buchanan, Wyrm Farms. Scco -arms, Castlio Bros., Wynn Farms, ack Lewis, Jack Lewis, N. Hewlett' eco Farms. Senior champion sow—Joe Cagle. Junior champion sow—S. f. Kin- ilri. Grand champion sow—Joe Cnglc A«d hcrd-J .0. Buchanan, cast- 0 Bros., L. H. Autry, A. L. Whlst- C. G. Smith and Son. Young herd-Scco Farms. Wynn arm.'!, Joe Cagle, Jack Lewis, J. Buchanan. Gcl-of-sire — Seco Farms, Wynn irrns Castlio Bros., Jack Lewis, A. Whistle. Produce of Dam — Scco Farms 'ynn Farms. Castllo Bros, Jack enls, A. L. Whistle. Fat Barrow—J, c. Buchanan. Seco arms, j. o. Buchanan, Castllo Bros.. Scco Farms. Castlio Bros., A. L. Whistle, c. G. Smith and Son. Pen of light barrows—;. c,. Buch- jnan. Seco Farms, Castllo Bros., A. L. Whistle, C. G. Smith an d Son. Pen of heavy barrows-^J. C. Buchanan, j c, Buchanan, Castllo Bros nan, j c. Buchanan, Castllo Bros, C. G. Smith and Son, Joe Cagle Joe Cagle. Pen of three harrows—J. c Buchanan, Joe Cagle. Breeder-Feeder litter-Joe Casio, Castlio Bros., A. L. Whistle, L, H, Autry, j. o. Buchanan. Chicago Wheat open lilgh low clos 160 1G1',(, 159 fA 161 Dec. , 160 157S 150« 157ii BI|5S ' -pounds yesterday P'<*" whilo practicing.'Her. father, Kcnn Garner, came with her. > • t Bill Wheeler of Swifton, Ark., wno Inst year won second prize and ™. >?'!! Dn "L ploked 112 Pounds, todny. He said he wisely to. pay some here spent his debts. Picking nearby „,„, hls brctner Pfc. Lavelle Wheeler of Swifton, In li C I!/", 1 ? lmlt at BWhevllIc Army «ir Field, who was entered for the second year. • • • * Tlie fire department of Haytl, Mo., sent Charles James, 24. Wesley Presley of Hayncs. Ark. tercet W ° n * * 5 ° l>r ' ZC last ycnr ' cn ~ pJn'i . M ?< l<; kz could speak no tnglish hut could pick cotton, as was shown In size of his sack. His nterpretor, Fidel Diaz, came with him from Grulla, Texas. _.., . , - Blythevillc Junior- chamber : of Commerce, sponsors- of Ihe contest' this year, placed the, pickers at the head of their rows, specie tors were entertained by music'by the two bands while "Doc .and: Shorty" plnycd the)r violin ' «..i™.i_, ... .... .._ Mag- ,, tne Te »»cssee entrants Wallace Ivie, Negro, of York.. had prpc- .-''.. for two weeks 162 1-2 70 It4 27 1-8 61 7-8 92 1-8 131 37 3-8 62-1,8 51 7-8 18 1-2 80 N. Y. Stoqks A T & T Anier Tobacco .... Anaconda Copper Beth steel |, 'hryslcr '.'.'.'.]', 'oca Cola Sen Electric ... .'.' Gen Mot.or.-, •fohlgomery Ward N Y Central '.;' i Harvester North Am Aviation a ,- 0 lepiibllc Steel .'. jg i. 2 } R(II ° 10 5-8 oocony vacuum ,. 123-4 Hudebaker " 10 1-8 Standard of N J '.'.'.'.' 537.3 Texas Corp 453.3 U S Steel 5V 5 . 8 N. oTCoftorT '•' 2186 2201 2185 21D5 2188' 2184 2139 2181 2192,8185 Zlfi, 1 ) '2173 2103 2170J ,'8lfi1 \Jar. •lay Tuly Oct. Dec. 2193 2185 2205 2200 2193 2199 2185 2195 heir violin and gultnr. 'Hie Nc..i.-) ; entcrtnlners: were "Doc Magness' ol Poplar Bliiff,' MO., and Hoy Brown ot Marlon. 111. -.Pretty girls sold Aiknnsns- tolls of cotton from decorated cabaret tniys, -.high-ranking officers of Blythevillc Army Air Field mingled With numerous visitors from .hroughout tlie Colton Belt, the loud speaker told the crowd the story while broadcasting went on Boy Scouts, assisted police officer in the traffic, and both Scouts INK Futiire Farmers, of America servc< ns sack carriers. Walter Durham Broadcasts A .broadcast of the contest wn_ made by WMC—Memphis—al 11:45 o'clock when Waller Durham, Plan :o Prosper Edllor of Tlic Commercial Appeal and director of the ^armers Hour over WMC, wns h charge, following broadcasting the slmt ol the contest by KLCW. ivfr Durham- was assisted by R. c Athcrton, program director WMC Jim Smothcrmon, president o the Blythcville Jaycces, will mako he presentations in front of the irandslnnd, with Kcmpcr Brtiton ;ervlng as master of ceremonies or the program, which will be jroadcnst over WMC at 5:15o'clock or the regular late afternoon news broadcast. Dick Thomas--wl)l be in charge. It was pointed out : by contest officials that late entries could not be registered after 9 o'clock this morning. A number of pickers from out ol the state arrived at Die field only a lew minutes before 10 o'clock and It wns Impossible lo tnke care of them. Rule's of the contest .... that entries must be al the fleid by fl o'clock .but an exception would have been made If possible to out-of- town entrant;, :it was pointed out. Much time Is necessary lo field each contestant who must have a sack carrier, unknown to the entrant, be registered, draw a number, be assigned a plot and given Instructions. Baffle Ends In Nazi Victory; Allied Forces Invade Albania As First Phase of Balkan Push LONDON, Sent, 27 • (U.P.)-Tho Allies •'o lost (lit- Iwitie of Arnhcm. ii /« c Jlciulri nailers rovrnls thnt llr- l l i-emnnii U ol „ g,,|| llllt bnju , of lroo|>s , I nml y Im. | )0tm will,,l,, 1W n « C ,S««* « C ,ho ilimu ,,,„, i, lu Al , lllcm kcl ««* Uiey (I (outfit nuninsl he ., - —" * 1 l\J\- IV W L \\ l\ IJ t |J dnvti "Biiiiisl heavy odds for- 10 The retrenl, day . carrlixl'out on MOD- night, loaves Oeinmtiy in full I-ON DON, scpl. 27 (U.P.)-Allied in'- yasioii ol 'Albania IH irpoitcd (.a[bo only the ill's nn'nun nf ., I.!.. . n_ii ' ), •" fii-slniiwoof.n M« wnv Balkan '. A London bioudcast snys thq Albanian passage control of ihe Hhlne'is north l )nn k It closes, for Ihc lime being ai least, the flat, northwest lo ink-i lor Germany. The sutldwi aniipmicfiiienl. Ijy Supreme ' l!i'nd(|uarters followed Na/i !;r'>adcnsU which clnlpied I 000 of the 8,000 soldier.-, were killed and the remainder, Including noo "Oimded, Were captured, Home Wounded I,<-f| The 1 aiinoiiiicement says tlie wounded who could not bo moved were left behind. Uul Ilia Allies with one northern dow Into Cler- innny closed ngnlnsl them, arc trying to o])en another. South of (he Hliiiic, tin, DrllHih Second Army 1ms lurncd iiortlieiist- wnrd aualnst Hie Mne.so river bur- rler fronting the northein slrelch of the Siegfried line. The Tommies now hold n nvc-mlle slrttch of (hc •Ivcr opiiosltc ii lown which Is re- jardcd as the northern anchor post of Hie lino. Further'south, the American First nnd Third Armies luivu beaten olf jcrtmin counter-attacks In relatively, light flithllng from the Atichcn •veil lo the sector telow Nancy. The Ajlled Scvdntli Army, driving across .llo Moselle river- north of -Eplnal,' laslriin head-on Into violent resistance. . Ir't'lceti'llll Tnrucln Allied pianosjipcd out 3188 Lake City Man Dies LEACHVILLE. Ark., Sept 27 B. W. Wilson of Lake City, brother of Mrs. H. C.'Hartsfleld of Lcach- vllle, riled Sunday at his home He was 64. Mr. Wllfon is survived by his wife, four sons and three' daughters, as well as another sister. Livestock ,-*^ ST LOUIS, Sept. 27 (Tjp)-Hogs 9.800, salahlc 7,000; top 1470- 150240 Ibs 14.70;'120-140 Ibs 13,25-14.25; sows 13.95. Cattle 8,600, salable 6,000; calves 2,800 all salable; cows 7.25-7.50; canncrs and cullers 5-7.50; slaughter steers ft-n.25; slaughter heifers 8-1G.15; stacker and feeder slccrs 7.75-13.25.1 across the bnUIefroiit iome of that rcsisUuice todny. Nciir- y 2000,' American warplnnes,.'lAy- ng Vortrcsscs, Llberators',i\nd flgju- ers, hit a lone list of'wur' 1 pluiitj nnd rail- yards In the'Uhlnclaml ind western Germany. The targets Included Knssel. Lud- viglislinfen, Cologne and Mainz While bombs and shells fell on (he nelch todny, Nn/1 Foreign Mlnlstci Von Rlbbenlrop, speaking on the 411, anniversary of the nome-Berlin- rokyo accord, told the German pco- ile that the war has become' a "life ind dcutli struggle." But, despite lliis gloom, tlie Amer- can people were warned lodiiy gainst expecting early enemy col- ii|>se. United Press President'Hugh Ballllc, now nl the scene of action on Ihc western front, has this to sny of the Nazis: "Mnybc they arc figuring on surrendering. But you wouldn't think so If you gol up here." Balllle, now with the American Army Inside Germany, says thai nnyone with n pre-concclvcd Idea Ihnt the Germans are on tlic verge of quitting, wouldn't get much support for the notion If lie visited the front lines. undoubtedly wiO'hfwfollbweti by Ijirtlici- ppoiiilioiiH along the coast- of Yugo. Hlavin. 'I he sljilemeiil is Attributed to A coi'i'ospotHlonl al Allied Mediterranean hcatl- • ~— — * mini teis ' << TOI»A\"S, WAR ANALYSIS New Invasion Opens Battle For Greece By JAMES IIAKI'KH United Press Blult Writer Allied armies li'nvo thrust njic toot In th liiilknn back door to Europe Swinging .17 ,n|i es Playoff Game To Be Staged If Necessary ST. LOUIS, Sept. 27. (UP)—President Will Harridee of the American League, faced with the possibility of n dead heal finish between the St. Louis Browns and Detroit Tigers has arranged for n playoff game If necessary. ft the two battling clubs do end the regular season In a deadlock they'll decide Ihc Hag'with a otic- game playoff al Detroit. Tlie Motor City got the game by Ihc toss of a coin. A newspaper re- wrlcr In Hnrrfdgc's Chicago office (lipped the coin, and President Don Bnrncs of the Browns called It at .he other end of a long distance telephone line. Barnes called it ivrong. Ilarrldgc also prepared for playoffs involving the New York Yaii- tccs if they manage to earn a tic. If the Yanks and Browns tic, they'll settle things In St. Louis on Monday. Ocl, 2. If New York and De- roit finish in a deadlock the game goes to Detroit. In the event of a thrce-wny tic rfnrrldgc will just have to sit down .ml work out a way to break It up. Plans for that are expected tq be •mnounccd soon if the three-team deadlock appears probable. Arkansas To Observe Thanksgiving Oct. 23 LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 27. (TJP)- 3ov. Homer Adkins proclaims Nov. 3, the fourth Thursday in Novem- rer, as Thanksgiving Day In Arkanas. Tlic last Thursday In November '.id previously been observed unlit i Congress designated In 1<HI Hint the ourth Thursday In the month sliall be Thanksgiving Day, Strnlls of Otranto from Italy's heel Ilicy Imvc pul an army ashore In (lie midget mountain kingdom of Albania. Thus, with n fourth Invasion of Lurope, they're forcing Oclinnin lo fight a Ihrcc-froiit war mi tlie noulhorn front, In Hnly, France aiid Albania. Actually, the In- vnslon of Albania opens the battle for Greece. Spcar- lill! some 200 miles across that hlll- orlnklojl 'nation, Allied- • (.robps would find tiumi- sclvcs In ih'c 'Oreok port' i o'J S»- lohlkn. ' Si'ich -'ir push' would wall pff' 'the 1 ci'itlre — Greek liciilnsula, * am « "arper n rngued Dntcli of Innd from the underside" of Europe. (]](! A Rome coniimjnique reveals thai Allied iiimlM, vaulting the Adrinllo fioin Italy Inndod on tho Yuga.- Mn\ blonds ns well as In Albanfo to Iho soiitli And Nnel broadcasts say ihe Alllei stepped ashoto along li bioacl bench of tho" Adriatic cnpicIlMc, stietchliisr! nortluv'arc from -Albania. ' ^ Allied officials atlll are silent on lie progiess of tho new sea-aiid- nh-lioinc hnnshn of the fialkans, anily ictxirls «ny the t)inist Is on a big tcnlc and officials concede thnt the landings \vtrc on'a 'wide fionl." ,, 'Hie |lew Invnslon cllmnxc.1 weeks of attacks on German positions' bx Yugoslfty iincl Albanian partLsant nnd Allied commando* and baiiil/- ei« Back in England, Albania's" Wng ^ofe and QUcen Gcraldlnc, first heard Ihe news ,ln<nn early , radb broadcast Back in jtnl,, aidsi, Elgh t n Aimv tioops have puihcd up the PO v«ilL> to a dplnt eight miles nboiu captured rjimtnl But on ^llc . othci side of the front, Amailcnn Hull A.imy tioops nrc lacked in Jlllci battle with tho aornitiis In theli drhu toward, Bologna In on'c ' •icel.ii, the Germans uncUkeu' a countei-nttack which tumbled/ the Ameiknns fro;n n •jlmtcglc motin- alnspur. The 'Allies thereby would bloc raciipe of upwards of so 00 Nazis garrisoning Orcccu, the Acgc an Islands and Crete. They als would place' themselves In a posl mergo with the Red Arm lion to moving eastward through Ihe Hnl knns. Toijelher, the two might wlicc north for a march on Germany. Guerrilla, To Holp Allies The Allies picked a lougli conic of Europe for their now Invasion Al bnnln's coasl Is fringed by a wtd ribbon of marshlnnd. And behind I towers the (i-to-9,000 foot - Albania; or Dlncrlc Alps. But Albania ha two advantages as an Invasion-point First, lying only 70 miles from Hi Italian cily of Brlndlsl, It Is wlthli range of even the smallest Alllcc flglilers, Second, some 25,000'Albn n!an guerrillas arc on hand lo grce Ihc invaders. Actually, the Axis paved the way for the Allied Invasion. In 1938 Albania had only H,000 miles of poo highways and one BS-mlle single- tracked rail line. When Mussolln contiucrcd Ihc land afler a 103!, Good Friday Invasion, hc set about building bolh roads and rails. First, hc slrelchcd a road fron- the port of Valona to the Inland clt\ of Fiorina. There, a railroad ex- lends to Salonika and Sofia. Second he laid tracks from an Albanian city Jusl In from tlie const to (lie Orient Express rail line, linking Snl- onlka with mid-Europe. Third, he strung a highway from the capital at Tirana clear across the nation to lie Greek frontier. Thus, Ihnnks to Mussolini, tho Allies are finding sufficient communication lines for the job at linnd. May Be In Yugoslavia German broniionsls indicate thnt the Allies may have invaded Yugoslavia as well ns Us soulhcrn neighbor. If so, they may Join with the U0d Army and Marshnl Tito's 350000 Partisans for a concerted push toward the Reich. • Following the valley of the Suva they would reach Ihe Inble-flal Yugoslav plain which shelves through Hungary nnd Austria Into the south German basin. Uy such n push the Allies would avoid Hitler's most formidable barriers, the Siegfried line the Rhino river and the Alps. ' Germany, by losing Albania, would lose another of Us dwindling siring of filling stations. The kingdom, a little larger than Maryland jumped Its petroleum output from 10,000 barrels In 1934 to 619000 three years later. By 1938 It was slslh among European crude oil producers. The nation of one million also turns out chrome, Iron, copper, coal and salt. Albania won Its freedom from Turkey In 1912, tried a republican form for a while, then became a kingdom h; 1038. King 2 0 g, who rclgncri over the smallest nation in Europe, Is said to have about the smallest chance ol getting his thlono nack. Tho Albanians go In for Modd Tends, nnd several hundred me said' to be outstanding against llic 111011- Hungarians May Ask For Peace : J ! _ Negotiations Will Be Started M Istanbul, , Turkish Report Says J(\ United Press noiintl-about find completely un- conf limed reports from Turkey siy Himgarj will ask for peace today A Trench nous agency, quoting Hungarian circles in Turkey, sajs armlstlgi! negotiations will bOEtarl cd through Istanbul channels in a mallei of hours However, there me no details nnd tl.ere is m yet no confirmation On tlie heels of the French *rc- Jiorl, n German communique says Nnzl and Hungarian troops In the Carpathian mountain.? v have disengaged to positions according to plan, « clear Indication of new gains bj Soviet troops piishlng against Hungary, from": the north. And In Southern Hungary, the Germans report violent fighting In. the area of. Szeged, Hungary's second-largest city. Srfged lies '30 miles from;, the rtcmonlan border. • At the .opposite end of. the front, n the Baltics, , the Russians are Mdding for 'the '.early. 1 capture ot Riga to. knock Latvia' out of the wnr.- Moscow"dispatches say- the So- vlcls srs 1 clamping"'a battle arc against the capital: city iifler clenii- ng out most of,Easlcrn.Lfitvia. Ony a small part of Riga's garrison is expected to escape, over' secon.- diiry roads. ..'.-'' " .'"". ry Tlic .. .^. Moscow, newspaper-'! Pravda rci»rted mounting mbfnentum iii the Red Army drive through Latvia .which for, the last 'few' daj's ins nvernged 15 inlles a day, '•'•>« Alabama : \y<bmam y\es Yesterday, -.'. At Son's , v ___ arch they call -The Big Bird." ' . V.iorge of Mrs. Annie Smith 'of Bordc^i 'prings, Ala,, who last Sunday celebrated her 81st birthday, died uctdenly at 6 o'clock yesterday af- ernoon at the home "of -her son, John Lorren, at LosVcane 'wlie'fe he was visiting. Death wss<bclfcv- d due to a heart attack,- as she pparcntly had been In good health mill a few minutes before her eftth. . <• ' ' ' . *'. : The body was sent this aftcr- ioon to Cedar Town, -G a.,' 'where uneral services gnd burial will be eld. Surviving Mrs. Smith are six aughters. Mrs. Stella Forrester of tornersville, Mo, Mrs Lovclla ain of Blj thevllle, Mrs, Rosa Mul.)•; of Borden Springs, Ala , Mrs ula Hludm&n of Eosom Hill, Ga , rr s Ellen Hopkins of Cedar Town "to, and Mrs May Waddell 'of ludsdcn. Ala , anf} t three sous, John orren of Lost Cane, Thomas Loren and Bill Lorren, both^of Hor- ClSVill? ; , Cobb Funeral Home wns '$

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