The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 4, 1944 · Page 1
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VOL. XU—NO. ICO Sore Waste Paper! It h valuable to the Wat fftottl Watch this pope, for Collection Date,, BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPK* nis wnnvprBiRT n>ir»wa«a iv,,, „„,, j ! * • ." ^"^ 't i Blylhevllle Dally Newa Ulylheville Courier ' Blythevlllo Herald Mississippi Valley leader Browns; Cardinals Scoreless Ai End Inning ST. LOUIS, Oct. 4 (UP)— The first all-Si. Louis World Series was underway this nftcrnoon with the St. Louts Ordinals playing hostvto till 1 St. Louis Brortns. In the first game the Cnnlluals, "•i National League Champions, were the home team. Mort Cooper took the mound for Hie Cardinals and Denny Galchousc was pitching for the Browns. Today's lineup foi the Browns was as follows: Don Guttcridge, second base; Mike Kreevlch', cen- (crfield; diet Laabs, IcUfleld; V?-vn Stephens, shortstop; Gene Moere, light field; George McQuinn, first base; Mark christman, third base; Myron Hnyworth, catcher; Denny Gnlcliousc, pitcher. For the Cardirmls: Jolinny Hopp, centerfleld; Ray Sanders, f'/st base; Stan Muslal, right fitTid; Walker Cooper, catcher; Whitey Kmowski, third base; Danny L.H- whiler, left field; Marty Marion, slorl stop; Emil Verban, second base; Mort Coojrer, pitcher. The umpires are Ziggy Sears of the National League, behind the plale; Bill McGowan of tlic American League on tirst; Tom Dunii of the National League at second l>a.<je; and George Pipgras of the American League at third. Kirsl Inning BKOWNS—The first batter up was the Browns' Don Gullcrldgc who popped to Marty Marion in short left field. Mike Kreevlch Uruck out on three straight 1 pilch- es. And Chct Laabs struc out with the count two and two. . No runs, no hits, no errors, none left. > CARDS—Johnny Hopp hit the first pitch to diet Lnjjbs in centerfield. Ray Sanders struck out on :three straight.pitches. Stan Muslnl beat n single to Stephens back of second.' Walker Cooper' flied out,to Kreevlch in short center. Norruhs, one hit, no errors, one left , i Second Inning BROWNSyVern Stephens hit jn front of (.bedplate nnd was out Walker: .Cooper , to Sanders. Gene Moore vtallrcd f'fvgL McQuinn lllPtrtiut to-LHlwfilsr In-sVioii I«D Jlfclcl:" Mark Christman was ' called out. on strikes No--runs, no'lilts, ua errors, one left '" CARDS — Whltcy Kuroski flied deep to Moore in right field. Danny Litwhilcr struck out in three pitches. Marly Marlon lined a double down the left field foul line. Emil Verban beat- 'out a single to GuUcridge back "of second, Marion going to third. Mort Cooper struck out tp end the inning. No runs, two lilts, no errors, two left. . / Use Bloodhounds To Trail Negro Suspect Is Accused In Burning Of House Occupied By Ex-Wife LUXORA, Ark., Oct. 4-Ira Anderson, Negro, has been charged with arson in connection • with burning of the house occupied by his ex-wife, Dizzle- Lcc Anderson. Arrested Monday morning at Tuckertown, Negro village near Hurdclte, Anderson was In jail at Osccola where he was to be given a hearing today or tomorrow. Blcodhounds owned by Clarence Lucas, superintendent of the Mississippi County Farm, were used to track Anderson following the fire Saturday night n t a tenant house on the c. W. liamcy farm, operated by Herman Hart, west of McDonald's Store on HigliwayBl. All contents and a bale of cotton were lost in the (ire which dc stroyed the house. Anderson was arrested by Deputy Sheriff Herman Spiccr, Constable Walter Wood, and Jack Lucns and Robert Lee Hagan, guards at the county farm. ., Seek Prisoner Who Fled Camp German War Prisoner Escaped Compound • Early This Morning Residents of Ibis vicinity today were warned to be on (he lookout Im n German prisoner of war who cscaiKd from the Blythevilte camp compound sometime after midnight last night. Warning was iiV-ued today by Capt. K. C. Coffman, commanding officer of the local branch camp.' Accqrdin gto. Captain Colfman, Ihe prisoner is Franz Rombach. «e was described as five feet five incurs tall, weighing 130 pounds, hav- itiit brown eyes, brown hair and ruddy complexion. lie Is 23 year. 1 ; old. So as camp officials know, when Romback- escaped he was wearing regulation prisoner of war clothing when he made his escape, either brown or blue clothing stcn- oilled with the letters "PW." He might have obtained other clothes afier escaping, however. Any person of this area seeing a man of this description should immediately Inform local police officers, n military policeman or call Captain Coffman at'(he local war . prison camp. Former Local Youth Is Cited For Bravery Lieut. Joseph A. Burns, 26, former Blylhcvlile man now a member of an armored division in France, has received the Bronze Star medal for ."bravery and outstanding leadership in action." He was cited for leading a unit which dcslroyec! 20 German vehicles and 50 Nazis without a casualty. He Is the son of Joseph Burns of St. Louis and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. George Matthews of Biytheville. N. 0. Cotton open high low close Mar. . 2206 2209 22tXi 220fi 220C May . 2206 2207 2202 220fl 2206 .Inly . 2185 2186 2180 2181 2185 Oct. . 2211 2214 2211 2210 2205 Dec. . 2200 2200 2197 2197 219S Child at Yarbro Polio Sufferer Infantile Paralysis Diagnosis Is Made; Another Suspected There J Is one case'.of ..infantile paralysis—^nd perhap»i.:a.ngthcr .— ftt Yarbro and parcnls-'c-f this; scc- £rr should . Immediately''" takn''pfe- cauifons'Spncer'nlng' lieallh of their" children," It was announced today by Df" E' C. Budd, director ol Mississippi Countv Health Unit. V c r n a Flowers, one-ca'r-old daughter of Sergt. and Mrs. Porter Flowers of Yarbro. was to be removed today lo the University Hospital nt Little Rock following positive diagnosis yesterday tliat the baby had this dread disease: His father, on furlough 'from Camp Robinson, and Ids mother, are to accompany her. Charles Robinson Jr., three-year- old son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Robinson of Yarbro, Is believed to have the same disease but diagnosis will not be complete until later today, it was said. Both families live in the town of Yarbro. Both legs of the Blowers baby are paralyzed, the right leg having become affected yesterday. The baby showed signs of Illness Sept. 20 while the family was visiting In Hat Springs but had non paralysis until Sunday, following return to their home, when they summoned a physician. The Robinson child, ill several days with only the lower left leg paralyzed, was showing Improvement today, it was said. He is being given the polio treatment pending positive diagnosis. Because the Flowers baby apparently acquired the. disease away from here, II is possible Ihnl If Ihe Robinson child hns Infantile paralysis II may only be a remote case, but public "health officials plan to take no risks. In a statement Issued today, Dr. Budd asked parents to keep children from crowded places and lo walch them carefully for any signs of cold or sore throat. Tf a child has a cold or sore throat he should be put to bed Immediately and if any signs of paralysis begin, a physician should be called al once, he said. Infantile paralysis, which developed in epidemic uorportions Ihls Summer in North Carolina nnd later spread lo Virginia nml Kentucky, Is not common in Mississippi County. During tile past two years only four cases have been reported to the county health authorities and these may be sporadic cases, as in other years, it was pointed out. Colorful Career Of Alfred Smith Ended By Death Former Presidential Candidate Dies Today In New York Hospital NEW YORK,'Oct. 4. (UP)—The man who glorified n brown derby, Alfred E. Smith.' died Ihls morning In New York, the town thai had turned his poverty Inlo fortune, his obscurity into fame. "The Happy Warrior. 1 ; passed nway nl 6:20. a.'in.! Just as Father John Hcnly entered his hospital room, but Inst rites had been administered yesterday, nnd Al Smith, conscious to the last, died praying an humble prayer. Four Times Governor Seldom has 70 years in the life of n man been so colored with Joy and sorrow, achievement nnd disappointment. Pour limes (he people of the State of. New York made Al Smllh (heir governor, mid he cnme very close lo occupying (he While House. Not all of the Smith family are together in their mourning. One son, Alfred E. Smith Jr., is serving his country in the Soulh Pacific. Mrs. Smith, the wife and mother, died just n few months ago. Bui the nation's great loday expressed their sorrow. President Roosevelt said Al Smith was the idol of the multitude, and a patriot of Ihe country. The President described Governor Smllh as frank, friendly and warm hearted, and as honest as .'the noonday sun. P.. I). It. Nominated Him . It was President Roosevelt who nominated Al Sinlth for the presidency at the Democratic convention of 1928. The succeeding campaign was marked by bitterness over Smith's opposition to'Ihe 18th Amendment and over Ihe fad lhal he was Catholic. Ironically, .it was Franklin Roosevelt who defeated Governor Smith•• for the nomination four years later. In 1936 Smith broke with Roosevelt and bolted the ticket. They wej$ ilill estrajiged In 1940. but as trjpawar c|rcw near, Smith supported. thc'.Prcsldenl's intervention policy.. .:...' ... j. Governor -'Smith's physician, Dr. Kayni6'rid;P. p - Sullivan;,- said the immediate'.cause of the "Happy -War- ilqr's"*,death; .wn-s, hing,,connection nnd acute 'Hearts-failure.' The lung congestion developed on Monday night, bul Governor Smllh hat! beci ill most of the'Summer. Governor Thprhas E/Dewey called Smith a - truly, great American, "a vibranl, lovable", personality." Tribute Frbm Hniwcr Another famous. Republican added his condolences to those pouring in from all over the nallon. Former President Herbert Hoover, the man who defeated Al Smith In the 1928 election, said, "Governor Alfred Smith contributed n real part in building America. He was valiant in political campaigns but he was so intrepid In his honesty of mind that he won the esteem'nnd personal friendship of every opponent." . / A solemn mass will be celebrated for Smilh at 11 o'clock Saturday morning In St. Patrick's Cathedral. Preceding the mass the body will lie In stale nt the cathedral from 2 o'clock Friday In tribute to the governor who served as n prominent layman'of the church. The funeral will be simple; there will be no pallbearers and no flowers DOMINANT NEWSPAPER' OP NOHTfoAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI' ' . +T i "" — '•-' ' ' ..-. KM"niRVILl,R. ARKANSAS, WKDNKSDAY, OCT01WR <, 1944 I Cotton Loan' Parity Raised To 95 Per Cent Ixians of 95 per cent o[ purity on cotton will be made tomorrow following raising of (he loan parity lo i'.ils umount from 02 JJ. |>cr cei|l, locul eoKon men snid hei'O this nt- ternoon. . ., This will nniuunt lo 53 jxjhits on all (jrntlps and staples, crosfi welyhls, and 51 per cent raise on all not weights, it was announced. Murder Suspect Arrested Here ; Mississippi Sheriff Takes Accused Negro Back For Hearing Kliubrcw McCain, MKslsslDpI Negro accused of murder, was rclurn- ed to that state yesterday afternoon to face Ulii! following his nr- resl here Monday. Sheriff c. !i. iinsliy of \Vntcr Valley, and Deputy Loyd Farmer,, of Coffeevllle, came here to lake over custody of [he Negro who waived extradition, 'they returned him to he Yalobushn County jail . last light lo nwnll dial. ; The Negro had been sought in con- icctlon with n crime committed 111 hat county In 1943 when.he and its brother were accused of ulnylng [mother Negro. McCain's brother ater was convicted of the crime nnd Is serving sentence at Pnrch- nau-prison farm, officers said. The' legro arreslcc! here was lice under bond bul fled (he state when he> earned that n murder Indictment las been returned' against him, It vns Biikl. Clever police work on the part of BlylhevlHo officers resulted In (he inspects arrest Monday. Toilce Jhlef William Bcrrymah and rolmcn Turner Klssell and 3ook were checking street .for iiosslble vagrancy and happened to tiuradon McCain, who :ins Just arrived from Missouri and tad obtained a Job at, the Blytlic- vlllc cotton' Oil Mill. McCain's evasive replies lo questioning arouseil suspicion nnd the officers took him inlo custody for further ' InvcstignV lion. He lalcr'admitted Unit hc:wni wanted lor llie Mississippi crime and officers .from, Hint slat* weVe summoned, but ttente'd tho slny|\i^ saying that'the-Mctlm was shol death fiy his Japs Approach Last Big Port Held By China Jap Warships Ready To Cover Landings North Of Foorhow Hv United I'rcs'i China apparently l s about.lo lose US'last major ]x>r(. A Clnnujklni! communique today said columns urc wllhln six miles of Miochnw nnd still are rolling, abend. The cono.uw>( of n>o- chow, a city of 400,000, would coin- pole Japan's campaign (o deprive China of all its major porls. The communique said Jap warships have sailed right Inlo n nciii- by csdiaiv lo cover the landing of Iroops n few miles north of Pt«- Flier Missing Since Aug. 20 Held Prisoner Lieut. Elwood Victor Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Wilson of Route 2, who has been reported missing In action over Hungary since Aug. 20, yesterday was rc- iwrted a prisoner of war of Germany. Overseas only 20 days prior to making the raid from which he lallcd to return, Lieutenant Wilson Is a pilot of a B-24 Liberator bomber. He received his wings and commission from Freeman Field, Sey- morc, Ind., nnd has three brothers In service, Corp. John Stanley Wilson In France, Tech. Sergt. Ernest Herbert Wilson, stationed nl Camp Hood, Texas, and Pvt. Burl E. Wilson of camp Fannln, Texas. Caldwell, Mahan Resume Ginning Purchase Acme Gin After Flames Destroy Their Plant Recently Fire which destroyed Ihc New Home Gin 10 days ago did not put Chester Caldwell and H. W. Malian out of business very long. , They begnn % their second week ol operation today aflcr having purchased the Acme Gin from J. R. Gathings of Lirxora, located three miles south of the former gin on Hlghwa v Gl Soulh. 'Ihe four-stand gin, one of the newest in this section, was erected in 1937 by the owner who did not operate the gin last year or this season. The gin sold for $27,500. Tlie new owners yet are in the section they serve with at least one-half of their customers living south of their former silc. They plan to rebuild their five- stand gin, when condillons pormil and will operate both businesses. Weather ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy In cast, moslly cloudy In west porllon this afternoon, tonight and Thursday. Showers In west |»rlion this afternoon nnd tonight. Not much change in temperature. Maximum temperature here yesterday was 81 degrees with the minimum temperature dropping to 65 during the night. New York Cotton Open high •Mar. . 2204 22<M May . 2203 2204 July . 21R2 2183 Oct. . 2209 2210 Dec. , 2196 2198 low close pr. cl 2200 220.1 2201 2200 2201 2200 2178 2178 218" 2209 22M 220S 2192 2197 219 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CE^TS U. S. Inlanlrymen Aboard Tanks; Batler Al Siegfried Defenses In Breakthrough Near Aachen ' ~ ' chow, nut elsewhere on the Asiatic mainland, th e news Is n mile better. Southeast Asia hcndrumrlers reveals •lint nearly lo,4'14 Japs were killed I>V the 33rd Imllim Conxs In six 'months or-righting from Kohlma, .India, lo the pie.senl iroslllons near Ilddlm In riuinui. Over 1100 lo- „ , ,, cnlltlcs were liberated " ul ll>0 l»'°«H>ni (joes much tlcep- Tlicso developments and others > cr Ullul lllc " a ' re Bll| l>l'">li of goods. Hive- the Jnps worried Today Ih'e' ulslri bullon inclllllos In Italy-nru former commander-ln-chlcr of the '- lllmoslll1 ft slundsllll. So ihu 1'rcsl- ronibliictl Jap " Roosevelt Promises Supplies To Help In Rebuilding Italy WASHINGTON, Oo(. -I (U.i>.)-.prcBldenL-Rdosovcll Lo- clny imnoimral the In'oiul outline of « plmt to hulti wiir-torn Italy liut'k onto hci- fcot, Tho HlnrviiiK ami ailing Innd will vbtuivc nmv floods of Alliud foot!, medicine, HiipplieH mid clolliin«. And thp move is more Ijmn^iiimnniUiriiin. AH 'President Uoosevelt puts it, nw Italian people will he enabled to increase •Ihoir nlroady significant u'onlribiilions lowiml the dul'cut of the 'eiiemv •"' Mr. Koosci'clt snys (lint 150,000 )< ' • Urns nf wheat nnd Hour are ready In K(> (o lluly right now, ami they'll bu followed nil by shipload* Of bread, clothes, nnd bndly needed i wuut; uid Pa. Arthur ; on Asli Man On Trial Today Accused Of Murdar In Death Of Gi,rl ' • Following Car Hide Sergt. Donald Walls,, 24, Lcncli'- 'lllc and Cn'mp Chnffee.-.Ark.. mid Scrgl. Bynum Long of Camp Clmf- fce .are being tried on. murder charges In n 10-otricer courl martini at F.ort Smllh,. following death of a. 14-5'ear-old girl who allegedly was pushed from n .cnr-.ln which Ihe Iwo soldiers rode. Both have pleaded Innocent. . :.... . Defended by bts rather, any Walls, Lcnchville attorney, Sergeant Walls yesterday denied; lie. pushed Oleela Sterling of Arkomn, Okla., from Ihe running board of the car he was driving. . Ada Black, 21, of Arkoma, previously liscl testified that he shoved Ihe girl from off the running board when she and her companion Insisted in gelling out of Die car In which the two soldiers were riding Testimony was presented by Ihe dead girl's physician, Dr. Charles T. Chamberlain of Fort Sinlth, who testified injuries sustained In the girl's fall were sufficient, to have caused death and her removal from a Fort Smllh hospital to Oklahoma City for special treatment could nol have figured'In her death. She was unconscious lor U'o weeks after her fall until her death Sept. a. Sergeant Walls' father, former ftnte senator from Claburne County before coming lo Miw.tssippl County, and Mrs. Walls lived al .Manila before moving to ,Leachville where he pradices law.; Sergennl Walls married after cil- tcrlng Ihc Army. fleets predicts tlml 'Ihc greatest and most decisive battle ever, fought" soon will be Jalned iv the Pacific, -The retired nilinlrnl made the emark In connection wllh what he callc<| "the-enemy's activity nlmcd at recapturing the Philippines." And n Tokyo broadcast quotes him saying: "The'outcome of the Philippine operalions will be of such a far- reaching , imiure as to decide the general wnr situation." Tokyo also reveals (he death of seven more Jap admirals. Hut 11 doesn't sny when, where or how hey cited. And another Tokyo says that about 70 American cnrrler-bnscd planes have attacked the main Island of the l'a- Inu group, nppnrcntly U'nbcltlmup. No such raid has' been reported • the Allies.'The latest reported e air blow wns a I5-h6ur, 25000- mile bombing mission by Liberators to hit the Jap fuel center of Bullk- papan In. Borneo.''Some 150,000 pounds of explosives \vei-Q showered on Ihc -facilities which arc believed lo supply Japan .with almost _Wic-sixth_o.f' Us.-fuel 'remilrcmenls. FromWarZone Lieut. Robcrtio. Phiillps has nr- s-lvccl In the ..United Stales after serving since .i/iin'unry as co-pl!ol on a B-24 Liberator 1 bomber - In Italy where he recently received the Distinguished Flying • Cross. A message to his wife, llic former M1.W Betty Phillips, this morning from Harrtsburg, Pa., said he would be here "soon." His I mediate arrival Is. expected. Lieutenant Phillips, member of ft .group which hns completed more than-100 missions against strategic InrgeU In Ihc network of German Industrial roll and oil centers throughout southern and central Europe, also wenrs the Air Medal with four Oak Lcnf Clusters, • In presenting his latest award the Fifteenth Army Air Force announced In the citation "for extraordinary achievement while participating In aerial flight in the Mediterranean and North African (heater of operations. Showing high order of courage, leadership and professional skill, he has gnl- lahtly distinguished himself through many Ir^j and hn/ard combat missions ngalnsl the enemy despite severe and adverse weather conditions and enemy .opposition by large numbers ol flghlcr aircraft aud Intense, accurate nnd lienvj anti-aircraft fire." Prcsenlatlon of the Distinguished Plying Cros.s was made by Col Fay R. Uplhegrovc of Olean, N. Y. at a 15th AAP Decorations cerc- jrtonj'. Lieutenant Phillips will Join his wife and son, Robert Michael age five and a half motnhs, at Mrs. Phillips' home wllh her parents', Mr. and Mrs. Russell Phillips, 1000 Chlckasawba, while on leave. dcnl says lie pluns li> scud 1100 mure .nicks lo speed up Iho dullverlng of (lie supplies. And hi addition, said (he Chief Executive, preparations are underway lo supply substantial uunntl- tles of generutlng eiiulpment In- elurtlny leinponiry power facilities. .All Indications lire that Ihc plan will mako a big lilt In lluly, I'rlnco Umlierto nlrcndy hli.s expressed snt- IsfacLlim with President. Roosevelt's recent stalement on the future stains of Italy. Ami this, ncwly-un- lumnccd plnn serves lo buck up Iho President's llrst remaiks. Poles To Honor Dead Of Warsaw Two Weeks Mourning Asked As Tribute For Defenders Of Capital ',•'•• >' f ,-r ,.,-- vl .,pt:t. M*(UP)u-' ft. the World • Wound hnvotbcenia.sked lo observe, V*o weokSiof mourning In honor-of those who died'.defending Warsaw. . '-•, The Polish defense minister In London, LloUlcnanl General Ku- Itlcl, toilny iWiiiestcd Poles not lo lake part In public uniusemenls and lo say nl home In sllenl Irlbutc lo (he men, women nnd children who died nt the barricades of their fatherland's cnpilal. .... ; ' The minister asked Ihat 'polish flags be cloaked In black 'crcpo, Hint Polish fighting men say mass for Ihose who gayc Ihotr lives-In Warsaw's final battle. There sllll was no. word on General Uor, but Polish authorities In London presume dial he is safe Nor was (here any more word oh Russia's earlier push toward Wnf- naw. However, Russian troops were fnsl sui'Klni; toward nnotlicr cnp- Hiil, Belgrade. Linking, up vvltl Marshal Tito's partisans, the Ret Army last was reported wllhln 30 miles of the clly on Iwo sides. One column of partisans was rc))ortc< fighting less lhan- six miles northwest of Belgrade. Elsewhere In (he Halkans, Bulgaria has turned over to Ihe Eus slan Army live officials who hat been arrcsled as war' criminals T^hc group Includes Ihc former Bulgarian regents Prince Cyril onri Filov former Premier isoslillov, and onc-llme Interior minister and n general. Bulgaria says Ihc officials were turned ovor to the lied Army al ntela's demand. There still Is no news of Russian advances oilier than. In'(he Balkans, nut In the far north of the eastern front. Finnish troops were reported to have encircled 2000 Germans at the head of the Quit of Bothnia. •"""«; Lions See War Film A film "The Battle of Russia", distributed by Ihc Eighth Service Command, was displayed yesterday al-tho Lions CJub luncheon meeting held at Hotel Noble. Roy Rhea of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, showed the movie. Guests at the meeting Included Tech. Scrgl. Jack McHaney of the Marine Corps, home on furlough after two years of service in the South Pacific. William Bcrryman, chief of .police, and Mr. R«a. N.Y. Stocks A T &. T 183 1-2 Amer Tobacco 6D Anaconda Copper ,. 27 1-4 Beth Steel 64 1-8 Chrysler 93 Coca Cola 1371-2 Gen Electric 38 Gen Motors 63 3-8 Montgomery Ward 533-8 N Y Central 18 5-» Int Harvester 79 3-4 Standard of N J 54 Texas Corp ,. 45 U S Steel ;../. 59 5-8 Republic Stool 193-4 Chicago Wheat open high low close 165->i 167% 165 S I6T/, 165 162 164!1 162 16314 IfilVj Dec. May Chicago Rye open high low close Dec. . 108"i 110X 108% 109','j 108% May . 107*1 U9*fi 107K 108',!r 107'.i Telephone 2573 W/jen You Miss Paper The Courier'News today Is Inaugurating ,n new service to Its subscribers In order that every one may receive a paper every day. if your paper Is not delivered to your house or place of business by 6 p. in., you may call Don Chamblii-.. at 2573, until 6:30 o'clock when he will begin delivery. Calls made only between B and 6:30 p. m. can be .served, the circulation department has announced. Father 0! Eight Dies Here Today Disabled War Veteran Is Fatalfy Stricken While At Work Harry SuUon, disabled veteran of World War I, tiled suddenly this morning while loading kindling at Barksdalc Mill. He Was 48, Lon« In HI health, Mr. Sulton worked when possible as such business as .selling kindling and wood mid at (he canning factory. He was loading his mule-drawn wagon at 8:15 o'clock when he fell lo the ground and was dead when some one reached him. Ccath was believed caused by n heart atack and no Inquest Is planned. '"! > Funeral arrangements are Incomplete with Cobb Funeral Home In charge. He Is survived by his wife. Mrs. Eugenia Sulton; Ihree sous, Harry Jr., Joe mid Benjamin Suttoii, and five daughters, Nannie Lo\i,: Marnarcl, Shirley, Oeraidlnc and Cynthia Sulton. The Suttoii hbiuc is near Ihe canning factory. TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS U.S. Bombers Need Fields Nearer Japan By JAMES llAltrKH United I'rtSii Stuff Wilier American wnrplaiics dully strike 'L'li Into tjio , empire, yet their Hi'ciU Pacific nlr oilenslve hns yel to start, Allied liinil forces must win ninny liort) bullies Ixifore Allied nlr force; ;an bOgln their one grciU baUlo, Ihe campaign In soflen (he home Islands far Invasion; Nol : n single Aminlcnn plune Is based clo.iei- thai: 1500 miles from Tokyo, greater Ihat tho distance from Ne« York lo tin vniin.-'Before the -— i— AUIc4 can pull (he lever on u niinl Pacific nlr ollou- iilv.i]. tlml .dlsln'nco mtisl, lie,, til tire.- very least, jlalved. ! True, U-iJDs hnvc raided the Japan-. CSe mainland, but, iis'.U'ic, pWI poinl.f o'ut,.£hey still iiced' nt jentl 10 days between raids, On toil of tftat,, the Allies Have Irivosh"- cd most <>r their time "and. money lii 'sirmllcr four-iiiotoied Ixunbeii Fortresses, 'Liberators, Lancnslers and Ilallfaxes. . And. llioso planes carry, only chough gasoline for n round trip of some 2500 liilleft.. Flying the .3000- iiille, voyage from Saipan lo Japan and.back, Ihey would run oul of fuel bofprb reaching Ihclr homo base. . SaLpan Our'Nearcsl Nor have we nlrdropies closer to Jrtpari th'nn (hoso at Saipan.' American planes bused at Klskn nrj a full 2000 miles froni Tokyo—a WOO mile round trip. And the capture of the .Philippines would liai-dly solve the problem since Manila lies 1700 liilles from Japan. 'Acliiully, to mount n powerful nh offensive against Ihe Japs, wo heed bli.-ics within 500 or (iOO miles of the target. Only then cauld wc.glye piir bombers the fighter prelection essential to keep losses nt a minimum Only then could "we send fleets or mediums nnd dive bombers over the objective. Of course, the Allies could replace their smaller bombers with 'B-23s nnd UiDlr slslcr ships, B-32s, But that would require, plenty ol time nnd untold manpower and money. It would leave us with n giant nlr fleet for which we would hnve little use. 11 would mean the retraining I of thousands of airmen. . Hence, before Ihc Allies can 'mount n powerful nlr offensive ngnlnst Japan, Uicy must find ba-ses Its rront yard. A glance at a map shows thai the posslblllles are limited. One In China. The Shanghai area, for Instance, Is only 500 miles from Jnpnn's slcol-pro- duclng Island of Kyushu. But the >s arc tost closing nil door-ways Into that land by seizing Its coastal ports. Conquest of eastern China would entail a powerful Invasion nml a long land campaign. lionins Best Rc( The second possibility Is Russia. The Soviet Union has air bases only Iwo hours Hying lime from Tokyo. Bul few observers believe Russia will slep Inlo Ihe Pacific war before some months nftcr Germany's defeat, it then. The third, and irossibly best, alternative Is the Bonln group, only COO miles f/om Japan. The Allies are proven masters nt Island fighting. But there they would have the disadvantage of Invading Islands within range of Japan's home-based air power. And Japan's nlr force Is by no means n wcnk one. True, we're destroying Jap planes at a rate of Ave tor one loss. But we're still not destroying aircraft faster than the cn- Cni'y can make theni. And as Secretary ot Nnvy Forrestnl recently pointed out, the Pacific front has narrowed so that Japan no longer must supply planes over a wide ocean area. He also said that Japan hns been conserving sir power, thai Its planes have improved In fire iiower, armament, range, speed and load capacity. 'Still,'Japarfs air strength, sufficient for present needs, would hardly be enough to fend of! a powerful Allied oftenslve. Tokyo recently said its sir arm wns "only roughly one-third" that of the Allies. Uy 1943 ,the Japs had 18,000 first class Ground Troops':• Break Into Open At Rhine River:" U. S. Tanks Penetrate . Two Miles On Front ; In Ubach Vicinity LONDON.l'oct 4 (UPJ - Tank- ilding doughboy), charge^ (he Sle«- liled Line this nflcrtoon In a major break-through north ol -Aachen: A lale dispatch snlci Sherman tanks cluslcicd wllh infantrymen i wue lolling alongside ground troops jis liny ran out Into'open country befoic [he Rhine through n gap in Hip Nazi defenses Oenoial Hodges' tanks already ha\c penctlntcd some two miles on n Uirec-niid-n-tinlf mile front In tho Ubnch area. - .u. United PICV, G'oricspondcnt Hcifi i) Cioricil says today's charge Mr Yanks nstiltlc Sherman (anks U lunlnlscont of the St Lo brenkV tlnough |n NormtUKv) He say's eh'- emj leslstance appears to lie wcnk,- malnlng defenses Bul the correspondent adds It still Is slow goln" through dcip mud and n nwc of anti-tank dllches and rond blocks Wp.iditr Clean t 'I he Siegfried brcaklhroligh gnln- 1 sudden new Impetus today iimigh n bieak In the 'wealhcr Out of dealing skies roared Thuu- dci bolts to .smash nhend nt Gennnfi KUn posts and coiimumlcalldns In the path of advancing ground fore- On life llilrd Army front, bcfoie Met/ Ameilcan troops -sat Squaicly rit.ip n corner of R>il Drlant t'odny BO close they coi ( |d hear the Gar-' iryim tnlklrig |h plllbo<ics below " Hut tho tattle^for. Foit Drlailt iwos narllcular 'dlfflculllcs foi the Americans Tho : Gcrmnilis nrc se- Ciirp v^mpov-arVy .at leaat^bencall! many feet of concrete,, while the Yanks try to ge(. at Uiem 'I lie Am'ei leans Irled poring oil Into (he pillboxes and IqnitlnK it l>ut without 'Uiccss Thoj tiled throwing In phofphoru-i grenades, but that was only partly successful Howcicr, several prLsoncis umcnd- cicd after phosphorus burned their faces i Positions atop the fort were secure this nfteinoon, but German Jhnrpfhooters were picking off U isc who moved Into Bight « 'Hie way ahead, Into the Interior of Drlant down through the pillboxes, Is the next hazardous step Incidental!}, \\hen Drlanl fnlls, It »lll be the first lime liny of the Mctt defenses have been taken by «toim since Huns sacked the city In (he ycfti 451 1 . Allied Silujnl WldeiicJ Eheivlierc oil the «cstcr75 '(ronl the Biltlsh in Holland widened the tip ol the salient to 17 mtlifs - \UtIi the capture of Wnme'l on the rotiUi ba;ik of the Rhine And Onnndljin troops at the base of Ihe line looning southv\eslward are preparing to clear the Schelde estuary abAVe Antwerp, with tlie'c;- fuary free of Germans, the AlUlt can use the great port of -Antwerp? already In their -hands.., ,,,. ' . Other Canndlan forces nrc poised lo storm Dunkerqitc," 'the" |nst French Channel port'stiil held by the-Germans, A 4B-hour truce for the evacuation of- civilians began at Dunkcrquc ''dnyl ',",".. :,' In ma.'or air war action,- -Lancaster and Hallfn* heavy bombers of Hie RAF smashed at German submarine , and -li-boat^ pens ,at Bergen, In Norway. An Air -Min= Islry communique says one bomber Is missing from the mission: Vj, Berlin reported Allied bomber;' over southwestern Germany"; but (here Is no official word on the enemy report. '._'.-• '.->. Tlic Gernians said • the -planCo turned Mitth, powibly Indicating a new Britain-to-italy shuttle' mission. •'..,',•.: ' ' '. . ;; 17-Year-Olds ; ; Are Accepted' Here For Navy' ;;:; Nine youths, aged 17, .of' this section, were accepted in the Navy during trie past month, it hns been announced. '• ••• •••••••• •• They were: .Charles Raympiicl Stafford, Berinle Carl GlRsscock and James Benjamin Mayo of Blythc- vllle, Samuel Homer. Bryant o! Leachville, Johnny Burl Cuhnln?- ham and;Emil Thomas Strodcr 6f Etowah, Thomas Ed Dennis of .Cooler, Mo., Billy Charles Bevlll of Clnrkton, Mo., and 'John Silmort Johnson of Csrdwell.'ifo;, , military planes, while the United States Usd, 42,000. And the"disparity has Increased since then. The Jnps are hinilng,out 13,000 to |7,000 planes a year, while ^Ihe United States Is producing over half, thai number qVcry month—or 100,OQO. a year. ' "., ''", ' The advantage Is largely:on oii'r side. Bui the b|g battle .still riv- Tniuns to be fought. . •' '

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