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Sovc Waste Paper!-It is vofuob/e to M* W»r Hfcrtf i.Vfatehthis pap* /or Collection Dotes? BLYTHEYILLE COURIER NEWS TJIK DOMINANT NEWSPAPPIJ /-\n •unwniatm ini/-*«!nic, ..,„— __ *^ • * * ^"^ VOL. XLI—NO. 1G8 Blylhevllle Dally News Hiythevlllc Courier Blytlievlllc Herald Mississippi Valley Leader TOE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Bl.YTIIEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS YANKS BREAK THROUGH SIEGFRIED LINE TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Soviet Fleet May Do Battle In The Baltic By JAMES HAIU'KIt United Press SlaB Writer Paratroopers Search Town Russian fighting men, who have been beating the Germans on land, soon may try their hand at beating Uiem on sea. Allied land forces now are closing In on the Reich from the east, west and south. Soon, Allied sea force. 1 -: may close in from the north. The Red Army is fighting a little-noticed campaign among the Estonian . islands which is J" laying the grovnul- jiwork for a Red y fleet campaign in §thc Baltic. All told, Estonia gowns 818 islands ^covering '1107 Is qua re miles. I'l'hose Islands are Istratcgically im- 1 portant because i lliey control the ^eastern Baltic and the entrance to the Gulfs of Finland and Riga. In the last war Gcr- of those Islands A patrol of British paratroopers ot the 1st Allied airborne army search through a ruined house on Oslcrlieck In Holland for enemy sniper*. (lliilish Olficial photo via Signal Corns Tclephoto from NliA.) Reshuffle Of U. S. Industries Proposed By Senate Committee WASHINGTON, Ocl. 3 (U.P.)—A complete reshuffling of the nation's industries was proposed today by members ol Congress. A Senate committee headed by'lM McCarran of Nevada wants to see industrial-development swing to the south and west. And the report submitted to Congress was based upon the belief that encouragement of .industry in .27 chosen stales is the key to post-war prosperity. '" ... The first committee suggestion * ' : urged members of both Houses ,to freeze^all '-government-owned war plants in 11 major eastern and northeastern states after Germany's said that if govern- i James Harper many's capture sealed its control of the Baltic. It kept Russia's navy .bottled up In the Gulf of Finland just when it was needed to protect Ihe right flank ' ol its land advance. Germany grabbed those islands ayain in this wnr. For over two years, Russia's Baltic licet wns walled up in the Bay of Kronstadt, an arm of the Gulf of Finland which is, in turn, an arm of the Baltic Sea. Germany, to make doubly sure that n'o Soviet ships escaped, closed the entrance to the Gulf of Finland with steel nets nnd a belt of mines. Hcils On Islands Now the Soviet Baltic fleet has carved its way through that barrier and passed into Ihe Baltic. And Russia's land troops have come ashore on rit^Jeas.vtwg.of the. four lar'gesVEstonian'islands'"winch-dom- inate Ihe whole eastern end of the Baltics.' They now are fighting across Muhn or Moon Island which is 40 mile; long, Ihc same distance wide and supports COOO people. And the British radio says they also have landed on Dago, which is 34 miles long 10 wide nnd inhabited by 10,000 persons. Once those two arc conquered Hussian airmen may dcslroy German strength .on the remaining two of the four largest Estonian islands One of them, Osel, covers 1200 square miles and is populated bs 40,000 people. The other, Vorms, ib JO miles- long and five wide. Thus, the stage is gradually being set for a clash between the German and Russian Baltic Ileets. Finnish sources say one German pockc 1 battleship and an eight-inch mn cruiser already have steamed into the eastern Baltic. And Sweden worried lest it become involved, has closed its eastern ports to all foreign shipping. Nazi Flccl Slrong Conquest of Hitler's Baltic flee would open the way for a Russiai invasion of northern Germany itself . It would make possible amphibious Jown by Assistant Attorney" General landings to cut behind Nazi ar-| Nor , nan M . LiUcll He ,„(,, mics streaming out of the Baltic stales. But Russia would have a job on IU hands. The German navy still is plenty powerful. The Nazis have two pocket battleships, each mounting 11-inch ri- llcs. They have two heavy cruisers equipped with eight-inch guns nnd four light cruisers with six-inchers. On lop of that Killer has nbout a doixm destroyers and an unknown number of submarines and smaller craft. Russia's exact naval strength is, of course, unknown. But Naval Correspondent A. J. McWhinnie of the lAindon Daily Hernld believes the Soviets have a battleship, two new- heavy cruisers, two large and about 15 smaller destroyers, about 40 submarines and a great number of motor torpedo boats. Actually, Russia's licet may be even larger. By the lerms of a recent agreement, Russia gets half the Italian licet or its equivalent. And that llect consists of at least five battleships, eight cruisers, 19 submarines, 27 destroyers, 12 torpedo boats, six corvettes and an auxiliary cruiser. Brilain and America, by winning (be balllc or Ihe Atlantic, set the .stage for n weslern Invasion of Axis Europe. Russia, by winning a bal- llc ol the Baltic, may set the stage [or a northern invasion. liter. Nazi Resistance defeat. McCarrnn incut plants were" permitted" to be added to present private industry in Ihe cast there "would crente nil octopus that would blight the rest of the country and reduce the South and West to misery." To forestall "industrial misery" the committee proposed that plants In New York, New Jersey, Penn- sylvanln, Michigan,-Illinois and six other slates should Ire sold or leased with a string attached, and (he string would be an agreement from the purchasing industry that it would scrap nn equal amount of old plant space. However, the big issue of freezing war plants is just one of the committee's suggestions. Another proposal gives a broad program for encouraging large scnlc industriali- sation of the West and South. And Ihat includes shifting ol all wnr production, at Ihe end of the European war to the industry hungry slates. The very land that some of the government-owned plants stand on was up for discussion in Des Moincs, 14th Air Force In China Blasts Japanese Drive Fliers Seek To Halt Enemy Advance Upon American Bases . By Usllcd Press Tlic Mlh Army Air Force In China tixliiy was smashing nl the Japanese drive lownrd Allied air buses. A Chungking communique snld hundreds of Japanese troops were killed dining four-day round-the- clock attacks on enemy troop.move- ments, river transports and btvouitc areas on the line of the Jiipande advance. The I4lh flyers bombed 11 eneiri, towns and two airfields near Canton, southern anchor of the Japanese front in China. American airmen also raided Ainoy Island on Hie China coast, where the enemy claims to have zimdc' successful landings. Tokyo radio also claimed that a Japanese naval brigade which landed cast of YVuchow in southern China now has effected a contact with army forces In the Wuchoiv district. ' If the report Is true, It means the Japanese have successfully opened the strategic Wu waterway to enemy shipping. In Ihc nlr war over the Pacific, American bombers added 10' more Japanese vessels to their loll of enemy shipping in the Philippines area. And Hie Tokyo radio report* new raids on the Volcano Islands,, 100 miles below Tokyo.' Brigadier General Rotnulo, resident commissioner of -live Philippines, arrived .today at GciiPIv;, 1 . MncAr.tliur.Vt hendqunrters by.plaiib from Washington.• ilomulo sald'ho Late Bulletins iiuroiti: i-'oitT twiANT. l-'nuuT, OH. 3 (Ul 1 )— Amorli'nn Hhiii-k Iroops wore rt'imrli'il jliihtlni; tnnlflil Ins-lite rm-k- rllitird l-'nrl Drlanl, key nulpusl "f (be Mi:U furlirii-atliins, ..nc "f the tuiiiilirsl nbstai'li's In Ilii- lialh of LlrntFimiil C,cnci;d raltllll'll Third Army. oN. CM. :i uiri —Tin- Navy rcrrntnl today Ibal Admiral KrucKl .1. Kliij; .mil Si'iTl'lary of Navy I'urrivstiil inel m'cntb/ with Inp Viirlflu naval olfliirrs In Kan Vriinclsi'n to map stratify for Hut further di'Slrncllim of Japanese pmiTr. land purchases during the war have been 10 tir Future Air Boom Airminded'Civilians Will Fly Own Ships, Speed King Believes MACON. Ga., Oct. 3 (UP)— A prediction that half a million planes will fill the air within Jive to ten years after the war has been made by Colonel Roscoc Turner, noted speed king. ' Turner made his prediction at the opening .session of the Georgia hopes he is on. the* wnv back Manila. ,. - . . • lo Missing Pilot : Back In Italy, Relatives Learp Lieut William'H. Venri; r/cportoa missing In action after n,bombing raid over Yugoslavia on Aug. 28, has returned to his base In Italy, according to a message received from the War Department this .morning by his wife, the former Miss Polly Duck, who Is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs, C. M. Buck. NKW YOKK, ()cl.'», «Jl'J- Former Governor Alfrril E. SmlDi, gravely III a l Iturknfcl.'w Institute, has laki-n 'a slight turn for the wcirsc. lilt hhysldan aummnml Ibis ntlcrnoon llinl Mr. Smith Is . "weaker.' 1 The. iluctur si'lil Mv. Smith h:is sutfiTnl what lie railed "n IIHIc i-rlii|i.w." Cotton Leaf Worm Brought Under Control Tire collon leaf worm, earlier In Polish Patriots loin Russians Outside Warsaw Polish Forces Lose Battle Inside Capital But Carry On Fight LONDON, Oct. ;i (U.I 1 .)—Thn mltlc Inside Warsaw Is over, but I'ollsh rcslslaiu'e Is far from ended, A Urltlsh dlspalch from Moscow ludiiy Mild Ihuur.niKls of Poles are cmwIiiK the Vistula to fight side Ijy side with llusstan Iroaps In the bitter bntlle for the Polish caplal, The dl.sptnch followed General Dor';, announcement lhn.1 Polish patriots Inside the capital ceased resistance last night after exhausting al) thch 1 Mippllc.i and aimmi- nllUm. General L'or announced from Ihe Polish home army headquarters . — Hint. Wursn.w fell in the face of' Vlll '<! He«)n|)Ul, siiys ho bus llio foi - Line Breached North of Aachen And First Army Pours Through, Gaining 4 Miles In 24 Hours LONDON, Oct. !) (U.I'.)— The American Fiivsl Army has broken UirouKli (In: SioKlriwt Kino. i Assunlt troops today breached the lino north ol Aachen 1 and SO-odd miles west of Cologne sonic 24 hours* after, the Hturl'of u simishing offensive which 'has j oiled up ;i iolal Kitin of four mites. Kurliw roporls snid the Amcricmis, Imd speaicd into the otilskirls of Uhiich, 10 miles north cr A«v.ht,, ,u! that fi|;litiiiK ' wns in progress. ' United Press 'Wnr Corrc'spondent Ilcniy Gonell, icpoi.t- init from the front this iiClnninnn. xniil llm 9vi.v>niu<.nlri />V_ from the front, thin uNonioon, said the 2'1-liour-old offensive still WIIH movinjr'ulioiul in tlic face of loiiific Gwv mini fire. ' One American correspondent, jordon Fraser, snld the First Arny lias .biokcn through the line's !lrst two Imrrlcit nnd now is up agalnsl .Ihc third Said the Earth's Wealth Enough For All; Scientist Says CAMItumGB, Mass., Oc:t.'a (UP) —Professor Kirtley !•'. Mather, llnr- ovcrvvhclinlnii enemy supwiorlty ;iflcr n Kl-day striiKiilo. I'ulrlittH .Clusu On ISclRruilc In Yugoslavia, Mnrolml Tito's mula tor n happy and healthy post-war world, Mather lu'llcvcs Hint all connlrl'.'s can hi: \vlinl lie terms "have" lu- the season threatened damage to their capital city, llolgrndc. The pnlriol!, nre' closing n ring around s '«<«| of "Imvc-not" nations, If people learn lo llvu In co-opcrallon nflt'i- the wnr. "Irontihotds nn northern outskirts of the clly and other forces are hiving on the capital from the west, cnsl nnd soiilh. Simultaneously, a German com- nunl<iue reports that Husslnji fore- have broken Inlo a major highway 'lf> miles cnsl of Uelgrailo. Indicating another Red Army cioss- ' IK'- Inlo Yugoslavia. 'To the south, In'Greece, reliable sources In Oolro report the. Ger- mnns hnt'c evacuated ( nll of the PclnjionncfiUSi the blji soiilhcrh (toAiriAjila iylilch-c6mprl,ifs''n -minr- irfr' .o,f 'Greece-.' Other 1 source's ' Kny rireek patriots have, iselzed most of southern Greece nnd nt least five (if the main Aegean Islands. Crete (inrrlson uic opening .session of the Georgia , p,,". ",;,„.:.. . Aviation Cliriic in Macon He also Lf'f of " B - 24 ' Lieutenant Venn predicted th'flt the average cost of '?' bml <>™rsca s only six weeks an airplane will be about Wand ""?" X?^J"™«*-.«° , <lrt ?' ls been 10 times greulcr than at any , Btc p!ans for a vlrte e <id iniem American history. But Lit-lment of aviation, in Georgia tell feels that all purchases have the war. that 00 per'cent of the planes will be privately owned. At the same meeting, Governor Arnatl said IhBt a Georgia city without an airport in the postwar period will bo as dated as a town that was 25 miles from a railroad during the early years of rail transportation. The meeting, held under the allspices of the State Board of Aeronautics and the Macon Chamber of Commerce, was called to fornui- evelop- •i afler been necessary and that almost all (lie land bought will be resold to private owners. Weather ARKANSAS—Considerable cloudiness this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday. Occasional rain in north and extreme west portions ihl'; afternoon and tonight. Cooler in northwest portion this afternoon nnd lonight. The full moon which shone Inst -.light roo-n went under cover and .02 inch of rain fell in a brief Fhowcr nflor Ihc maximum weather Ihcimomotcr had climbed lo 84 do prees during the day. Minimum Jast night MIS 65 degrees. Here are some of the figures which show- Uncle Sam lo be one of the world's biggest real estate dealers. Since July. '38, the government has bought almost 12 million acres for military purposes. And that covers everything from a little spot of land on which stands an Atlantic seaboard beacon to the 3.100,000 acre Tonopah bombing range in Nevada. "It was rough and tough on property owners," says Litlcll, and then he adds, "but the dividends for the nation arc in terms of countless thousands of lives saved by sheer superiority of training." McClellan Asks Labor Relief For Compresses LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 3 (UP) — U. S. Senator John I, .Mcclcllau of Arkansas has asked War Manpower Commissioner Paul McNtitt to put a halt to recruiting Arkansas labor for work outside of the stale. And to do "anything else you can to Give rclicl to Ihe situation which has resulted '» Ihc closing'of 25 out of 34 cotton compresses In the Sergt. Halsell Held Prisoner In Nazi Camp Sergt. Hugh I,. Halsell Jr., re- l»rtcd missing In action over France since Dec. 31 of last year, today was reported a prisoner ot war of Germany. His wife, who Is in Denver, Colo., with her parents at th'2 present time, received a telegram from , the War Department this morning ,4,', Au & 3I - McGlellan's plea, the first direct appeal to MmNutt, v.as made in a telegram sent Monday. His action came on the heels of a prediction by cotton officials that 'all of the stac's compresses would be closed unless the labor situation vlatcd within two weeks. is nlle- advising her of her husband's salcty. Sergeant Halsell, who was a first armor gunner aboard of Plying Fortress, lind been overseas only about six weeks when he look part in the raid from which hn failed to return. No official word as to his whereabouts had reached his family since January, when he was listed ns missing. Ills parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. II. I,. Halsell Sr., live in the Promised Land community. New Trial Is Denied In Tennessee Slaying MANCHESTER, Term.. Oct. 3 <UP»— A new trial, has been denied Roy "fates and his two .sons who were convicted of the murder ot Robert Shcrrill, Tullahoma school The Yates trio received sentences of 60 years in prison each but have remained free on a S10.000 bond pending action on the new trial pc- Defcnse attorneys have indicated Uiat the decision will be appealed to Supreme Court al an early date. Chicago Wheat open high low close pr.cl Dec. . 104' r i 105 1G4'/, 1C5 1G4'<; May . 160:4 18Bi 160% IGlVi 161 is to his escape were given In tho official message received today. .. Lieutenant Venn's home is in Memphis, where Mrs. Venn and heir two young daughters, Peggy ind Judy, are making their Iiojiic. French Scientist Is Guest Of Jaycees Dr. Pierre Lccomte du Nouy of 'arls, French scientist and lecturer, was guest, speaker following tlic dinner meeting oJ members of Ihe Junior Chamber of Commerce held asl night at Hotel Noble, when Ire public was invited to listen to lis account of France under Gcr- •m domination. Dr. du Nouy, who ippcnred under sponsorship of the 'ocnl USO and the Junior Chamber of Commerce, was Introduced by G. W. Daiilekon, USD director. Prior to the open meeting which foPoH'ed dinner. F. M. Dcveridorf of Little Rock, Mississippi County director for the Nalional War Fund also Mr. the uilton crop, has been brought, P»trlols have captured two German .,,, '. ,' ,.,,,,1,, ..,,.„,„ .,.,.. tinder, control In Mississippi Conn- "ImnBhottl* ••>» ..m-ihnn, .,,,I = H,.I« ". lo »".l'<l scientist, v.ho.-,o foilh- ty with much less damage Hum expected.. Only nbout 10 per cent of the crop In Ihe norlh end ot the counly and nljoul this much, or slightly more, In the fo"lh end, had to be dusted. Diisflj v mechanical dusters nt- Inclicd \ - lors, and liy airplanes, has bee ^ 'led in this section, according to Keith Dllbrcy, counly extonslotvngcfit. Much more damage was done lo the- coltoify.is'onhy xthls. Insccl In tlie .tq'H'lji nnd.^ccntmt pilrt'of. Ar- -knnsas, I't wns snld. •. * Work To Begin Soon On Come/en Navy,Plant UTTLE ROCK,, Oct. 3 (UP) — Executive Dlrcclor H. K. Thnlchcr of the Arkansas Agricultural nnd in<tUF(rlal commission'! todny snld work on the new 00 million dollar Cnmdcn Navy. Ordnance plant, will begin >o on. Thatcher, who returned lo Little Rock, from Wnshlngton this morning, snld It Is his understanding Hint all prcliminnry "pnpcr work" for the plant has been completed. Crittenden County Negro Is Pardoned By Governor LITTLE ROCK, Ocl. 3. (UP) — Governor Homer M. Adicliis hns pardoned John McKlnlcy, Crlllcn- don Comity Negro who was given drive which opens Oct. 10, briefly to members. Devendorf enlisted the cooperation both In gifts and in efforts, of the Jayccc members in putting over this drive, fvhose quota lu Blylhe- vllle Is $10.000. A Mr. Grlggs, Junior Chamber of Commerce member from Memphis, also was a guest at Ihc dinner meeting. Livestock ST. LOUIS, Oct. 3 (UP)— Ho? receipts 7,500 head, all salable. Top price $14.70. 150-240 pounds JH.- 10. 120-140 pounds $13.55-14.25. Sows $13.95. Cattle receipts 7,500 head. Salable 7,200 head. Calves, 3,000, all salable. Mixed yearlings and hellers 10.0012.50; cows 7.50-10,50; canncrs •i»d cullers 5.00-1.25; slaughter steers 8.75-17.25; ,slaughter heifers 1.15- 1G.50; stockcr and feeder steers S1.- 50-13.00. New York Cotton Mar. May July Ocl. Dec. open . 2206 .. 220fi '.'•218(1 . 2212 , 2103 high low close pr.cl, 2208 2100 2208 2199 2I8D 2180 2212 22D3 2200 2101 2201 2200 2I8S 2208 2193 2202 2201 2184 2203 life sentence on a charge of first degree murder In February. 1930. The pardon proclamation said McKlnlcy lins been on parole for over a year and that he had ted mi exemplary life during that lime. Horse-Drawn Mower To Be Used On Lawns EL DORADO, Ark., Oct. 3 <UP) —The city government of El Dorado Is going to nllcviale one war thortagc, that of yardmen and own mowers. There's an acute shortage of ynrdmen and lawn mowers In El Dorado, nnd grnss nnd weeds have taken over many of Ihe lawns. But W. II. Hunch of the El Dorado sanitary department Is coming to the rescue. Bunch says horse-drawn niow- tr will be available to persons on whose premises grass nnd weeds have grown out of control. t pi( .Crete, most of the Germans were reported concentrated In tho western end of the Island. A lino correspondent snld only half of Ihe original Gcrmnn garrison re- mr.lns on the Island, nnd Ihcy nro attempting lo evacuate ns quickly ns possible, But there wns no confirmation of earlier reports that Crete has been invaded by the Allies. At, the northern end of Ihe winding eastern front, Finnish troops have reached, and possibly crossed, Ihc boundary of Lnplnnd al two liolnl.s. And roundabout reports from Slockhohn .say Russian parachutists have landed behind the Gcrmnn lines In Finland. As for fighting In the Unities, the Germans i;ay Red Army (orcc.s have landed-pn the Baltic Island nt Dago, one of two big Islands coverlnif the Gulf of niga. Earlier, n Russian amphibious lorce landed on Mithn off Die Estonian const nnd captured the principal town, also named Muhu. coming hook, "Enough And To Spare" develops this point, says the resources ot the enrlh are so bountiful that Iliorc Is plenty to go around to every human being. "We linve all the things \vn need In sufficient abundance, but they are dlslvlbmiMl unevenly," nrtd Uien he adds, "the earth's slructure- la such Hint men'-can live better If they operate on a schedule ot free exchange of goods ami scrvlves the world nroiltid,' Mather said. , > Tlic three point Mather program pj-oviiic.i. .first, Ihnl •'coopVtrtllon, not competition, mnong nations Is Ihe key to survival. Second, that the llioory of population growth has no baste In fact, nnd third that the earth's non-renewable resources, such ns coal, oil nnd iron nre onoiish for (Ills eoncrntlon nml more lo come. N. Y. Stocks A T & T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Cocn Coin Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Stndeb.iker Standard of N J ... Texas Corp , U S Steel 1C3 1-1 03 1-2 27 1-8 Gil 92 137 1-2 31 1-2 62 7-8 52 7-8 18 1-1 19 3-4 19 1-2 10 3-1 12 1-2 18 7-8 M l-( 45 58 5-8 OUicial Pleads Guilty To Fraud In Primaries TSl. DORADO, Ark., Oct. 3. (UP) —The secretary of the Union County Democratic committee, C. E. Pois tls, has pleaded guilty lo wrongful ami fraudulent certification of votes find reliirns In tlic recent Democratic primaries. Perils, who entered his plea In Union Circuit Court Monday, was fined $100 and sentenced to 30 days In the county Jail by Judge Gus Jones. A second charge of destroying election hullols wns nolle pressed when Perils resigned as secretary nnd member of the committee, tie was Indicted Sept. 20. Scwcll Says Gatehouse Pitch First Gome ST. LOUIS, Ocl. 3 <UP>—Manager Luke Sewell to the American League Champion St. louts {Browns has named Denny Galehouse to pitch tlic opening game of the World Scries tomorrow against the St. Louis Cardinals. Galchousc, who has won nine khilc losing 10 games this season, Is expected lo be opposed by Morton Cooper, the Cardinals itrong armed right bander. Scwell's selccllon came ns ri surprise .since he lind been expected to nominate Nelson Potter, his leading winner with 19 victories this season. Manager Hilly Southworlh of Ihe National League champions says IIK would not announce his pitcher un- 111 tonigJil. Bui Cooper seemed « certain starter. Mounties Stumped By Eskimo Woman's Crime OTTAWA. Oct. 3 (U.P.)—Tlie Canadian Northwest Mounted Police traditionally' get their man. but they're having trouble gelling their woman. Tkc woman is an Eskimo, wanted for slaying her husband In 1942. The arm of the white man's law In the vast Arctic regions is lotvj, but not long enough lo rrnch that Eskimo woman. She's TOO miles outside it In the Ice-locked northwest passage. Her name is Miktae- yout. When, if ever, Miktacyout comes to trial may now depend on whether the Justice Department is willing to send a Royal Canadian Mounted Police constable on a 1400 mile round trip by dogsled to bring the blnck-haired woman to "court." Justice, when It comes to Mik- tacyout, will come aboard the ice- cutting supply shin Nn«:opic. And the trial scene will be Fort Ross, a deserted trading i»st 100 miles north of the magnetic pole on the north shore of Bellot Strait. Raw in 1042 and 1943, but the Arctic ice was too thick both years for the rugged .supply ship. This year the traveling court of justice cut her way lo port, but Miktac- yout and her tribe were hunting 700 miles south at Igookik on Repulse Day. She was not a, fugitive. She wns the victim of the white man's decision last Fnll to close the liny Hudson lisiy trading post nt Port Rcss and evacuate Us four white inhabitants by plane for reasons of safely. In Ihc notebook of a Mounted 1'ollceman are Irntfnicnts of the killing under the midnight sun. The victim wn.v'a poor hunter. Hl.s table was me had been married and provided tor One day nn Es! decided that M make way for ano woman who was band. Mlkloeyoui After two years nbuse from lier sc Mlktneyout, wns walling in Port taoyout went honn ger. Miktacyout o a good hunter two years, mo tribe leader .tseyout should :icr good Eskimo without F, hus- was "trarlcrl." f harrtfliip and onrt mate, Mikio mother. Her husband demanded that she return, and under tribal laws, her parents yielded. Al this point, the story touches mystery. Mlklacyout admits killing her husband with a rifle as he lay sleeping In their lent. She claims he ' threatened to kill her. That's a threat seriously regarded and usually fulfilled among the Eskimo. She 1 sayo she cho;.e the simplest alternative. There w/re no eye wi In esses. Two Eiklmo women clnlm to have heard the hot and found the rifle. A Mounted Policeman found the husband's' tody under a pile of : ice end rocks near Pelly Bay, preserved by cold. The commanding officer of the Mounted Police "G" division Is stumped on one point. He wo.ild like to know why, if -Mlklaeyout. Is guilty, she Is |wr- mlttcd to travel with Ihe tribe. He says that for such crimes the offender usually Is outraged. Therefore, he says the inadequate provider of Pelly Bay may have killed himself. ' it Is not prudeiil "to reveal loo miiy clelnlls of the territory covered by this pu h ut this time Bijl I can .sny Dint till? dil\e norlli of Anehen Is being developed only by Ihe left flank of the First Army." Advanced American assault forks' nrn estimated lo be at least luillV through the line. As a mailer of fact, the German-controlled, Scandinavian Telegraph Bureau, ic- nortctl from Berlin/said Ihe.AmcV- Iciuis have'driven eight nnd onc : half miles Into Ihe Qcrman Hues on a 10 nnd one-half mile front. Allied sources . were much' iriore,c6ii- scrvnllvc. Bui n late bulletin snfd the First Army definitely has breaclied the Siegfried Line north of Aachen in the Ubiich area for gains'up to lour miles. - ' Germans Counter Attack, * However, all reports said that the .same thing— pint It's ti tough bit 1 tcr tight. United Press War 1 Correspondent -.Jack'Frnriklsh, h'oft'' nt : tho.front.-ihnEhlb.ls lo say: "The going Is rough ns the doughboys battle lo Weed out thfc Germans from their foxholes around nnd behind the Siegfried pillboxes The enemy is counter-attacking frequently in stiength lip lo n pin- loon or company ns the battle seesaws." American artillery Is- helping to soften some of that German resistance. Big guns spit some 500 shells nlo a village Iwo miles, cnsl:of Ubnch, today. Prisoners mid the German commander at Ihe village" refused lo order n counter.-attncfc v because he "did not want.to win nn v more decorations." About a nillc east of Ubach, th'c Americans had to knock out, a great castle, Hint the Germans had-turn- id Into n fortress. So far,-relatively tew Gcrmnn prisoners hnye been lakcn. They say .'• tlmt the.'. Elite Guard has promised to exec'ut« one man out of every 10 In any unit that . retreated, a possible clue'to Gonnnny's stiff resistance. 1 "•;"•;, ;^; : . ..Hombcrs Iii»Supi:pri .'.,..'' As the battle raged.in fnlhfury, :ome 2000 American warplancs.'lmlf of them heavy bombers, cnnic' over to lend direct support. Tlic; licet • atlacked milllary transport factories niKl airdromes in nnd around the south German cities ot Nufnbcfg and Knrlsruhc. At the same time, British warplanes nre revealed .to have completely knocked out one of the' key transport, routes oT northwest. Ger- mniiy. They smacked bombs against the walls ot the Dortmund-Ems U linking the'Rhine nnd Ems rivers, nnd reconnaissance pictures show that the vital waterway Is compcltcly dry. . .,'.-...; ..., British bombers also have'follow- ed up a headquarters warning lo Dutch civilians by nttacking ah Island nt the mouth of the Schcldo Estuary. The RAF fleet breached the island's sea wall with six-ton blockbusters nnd crewmen saw seawater flooding Ihe western tip of the Island, one of the Gcrman-hrM group which blocks Allied use'of the port at Antwerp. On the ground In Holland, the British Second Army hns widened its corridor through the Netherlands 'by advancing northwest t>f Elndhbvcn to within elghl iniics'of- the Mcuse .river. At the other end of tho front, the Seventh Army campaign to capture Bclfort has bogged uOw*n In rain and mud. On the Seventh Army's flank, Geiicr.il Patlou's Third Army hns seized heights five, miles northwest of Mctz, permitting direct observation- Into the stronghold. As for the behind - the - scenes i b.ittle for the .Brittany ports. Bcr-^ lin today said strong Allied forces were attacking the Nazi garrisons, of Lorlent and St. Nazalre. Natur- nlly, the broadcast added that'-tlic^ attacks were "repulsed." N. 0. Cotton afar. May July Oct. 220.5 2S10 2205 2211 2137 2190 2212 2213 2202 2206 2293 2202 2206 2204 2181 2185 2180 2207 220,5 2205 Dec . 2135 220K 2195 2196 21DC Chicago open high > low,'dose prcl Pec IOTA I03V 106'i 103-5 lOT-i I Mny 107 U)8 100*8 107'4 JW,

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