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BLYTHEVILLE VOLUME XL-NO. 50. mythcvllle Dally News niyilicvlllc Herald Blytlicvllle Courier Mississippi Valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER ttT NORTH IK A BT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MIBflOUHI NEWS Attu Garrison Stubbornly Digs In For Final Stand; Yamamoto Dead, Japs Say Hl,YTIlKVl],l-B,-Altl<ANSAH, KJU1MY, MAY 21, SINGLF3 COIMKS FIVF: CENTS Today's War Commentary Nazis In Russia Will They Hold Or Try New Drive? Ry THOMAS J. UONOIillF, of United I'rfss The fifth grail pliiise. of the WMV in lUis-via is siboul. lo begin. Nciirly two full moulhs have elapsed now sincu I ho Kussian Winter olfensive ended on iUardi a 1st—ample time for the two annics lo heal their wounds and pro pit re to come to griiw once more. The lir>il four stilus were imlcd.sivo—wilh neither Hide able to knock out the oilier although both wove badly nianl- ed. The lii'th sla^c ; s likely lo be the deciding one. Germany launched (ho first plia.sc < wilh her unprecedented lunge along the 2000 mile front on June 22, 1041, a lunge which curried to (lie approaches to Moscow before pet*:- Jng out. Russia struck back in November of that year with her first giant IFTB_PIG Once Boasted He Would Dictate Peace Terms In I he White House counter-offensive which saved Moscow, icgaiticd huge areas of lerri- lory and inflicted tremendous casualties on the Germans. 'It wns Germany's turn next, nnd on June 13, 1942, she mounted the broad offensive which carried to Stalingrad, won the Crimea and drove deep into Ihe Caucasus. Nazis Made lioasts .Several limes, the Nazis boasted that the Red Army was knocked out during that supreme "win-the-wnr" offensive. Bui last November 10, Timbshenko nnd his armies annihilated the grcal German stnlln- fjrad army, regained 184,000 square miles of territory and drove back almost to the Dniopper River before mud and exhaustion bogged down Ihcir drive on. March 31. 'The striking fact about the two Rcrrnun and .Ihc two Russian offensives Is Ihc-consistency of Ihcir Etarling dates. Both German drives .began in June -and both RqsSlK'n , counter-offensives got under 1 Way 'iln November. . Drawing upon the history of the Russian campaign for a'comparlson, the German* are due lo strike again' • Tfithin the \i6xt two. or three weeks. ' . /There aiT%asotiK to.believe.that early: Juue >v)if- nlng of .what Prime Minister 'Churchill called . Hitler's supreme Guardsmen Called For Levee Duty LITTLE ROCK. May 21. (UP) — The Arkansas. River boiling higher al. Foil Smilh is heading toward an expected -11 foot crest. Once again Ihc Foil Smilh wntcr line Is threatened—this lime it's .suspended on nn Army pontoon bridge Across Ihc river. Two Arkansas Guard units have been culled ottl at Hot Springs and l-orrest City for levee patrol duly in the Lakewood Section of Jeflcrson County, south of Pine Bluff. The Pine Bluir unil Is being Held in readiness for service in the Fonrchcc Island area south of Little Rock. Company H at Fort Smith already is out. Refugees again arc streaming Into Fort Smith as tho creeping, waters, force Ibcm from Ihcir still .sodden homes lo which they returned only a few days before. ; O. S. Kngiuccr E. T,. Pcorson the 1 Little..^Roc'k office suys tlie Fourchcc liland levcc, gunrdin- several thousand acrc.s of farm land, can not hold if the river reaches: an exacted, liu Icei. ^ . "Highway No. 10 west, of-'Little Rock is • opened lo traffic this morning. Traffic from Fort Smith OF CITY Icnncsscc F.clucalpv'Is Ap- U.S. Fliers Smash 186 Axis Planes In 2 Days Of Raids Against Italy; Berlin Hit In 66th Attack Of War 'Hie l!y United Press remnants of Japan's Atlu garrison linve dug In lor a despernic last .slaml. A Navy communique says lite tailored enemy troops now arc penned up on Ihc high ground cast of Allii village al Ihc head of Chichagof Harbor, "nc Navy communique sny* Army bombers me pounding relentlessly nl Japanese entrenchments in the urea north of Snrnnn Hay. These trenches arc believed vo be part of the enemy's lasl re- maning defense line. Tokyo admits that less Ihan a third of tlie original garrison re- uain. Tokyo discloses Ihc dcatli of Japan's No. "1 Naval leader Admiral Ynmamoto who once boasted lie would dictate nonce terms to the United Slates in the While House..,, ' " "' I'Uuic Crush 'Ctaimcd Tlic Tokyo radio .says Yaniiiinolo died in a plnne'crnSh in the South the S fight, nut Pacific after mi acrll , Robert Hellalre who for ivjiiny years was United Press 'Far'. Eastern manager suspects that Yamamoto may have coiiinijtlcd suicide noinlcf] Successor W. I). McClurkin •To William H. Nidiulxon of Clayks- vtllo, Trim., fur It 1 vi-.ivs n mwil. in-lit rdurntor lii Middle Tennessee, will serve us supcilnlvmiciil M Illytlicvlllc public H-hools (lurlir Ilic iii-xl your, .sucm-dlim W. U MiiG'hirkin who Is on leave of absence wlilli; rnrvlni! u« Ilifnlcnnnl <J-S-> In (lie Naval Reserve. Mr. Nicholson, who will assume 1 his duties here July 1, nrrlycil sev- rrnl days aso niwl Is "visiting".In various mills of Ihr city pchool .system In order lo Inmllltirliic'.liiin- *o)J with fnculty personnel and facilities here. Me hits' nct-opled (he post here under n fine-ycnr contract, he (old (lie Courier News yesterday. - . . lie brings wld him a wide- nml varied background In cdiicnllonal wort:, both In public schools! and college. 10 inoto commuted klri when "-• ' "* HI .Yt:tun JJi; , OL'I'll ~ public M-hool work In Middle Tennessee, nml diirlni> n perkxl of rairs he liiuplit lilslory'nt'vVtiiitlu Pcay Slille College ill Clnrksvlllc n ml supervised oxlin-ciirrlciiirir nc- tiviUes covering: n 13-counLv- nrca. Held Duke IVIIimshlii One inlcresMni! pliiisc of his cn- rccr is the fact Hint lie held a teaching fellowship nt Duke-University, Durham. N. C.. ..In 'in;t7. Thc.'e . feliow.shiiis arrj lUvrtt'dcd ih rccognillr.n of suiws In. vmi(it|s educational lleld^. Ho Is n. niciii- bcr of Ihc Ntitlonitl Kduculmnal As.suclntlon. In recent years he has encased in business In his homo lown.Jml for He says It Ls likely'Unit Yama- lasl Fall sold his buslno.ss ami f gambler's throw for a third attempt is being'routed via'by Highway lo break Ihe heart and spirit and "i b n»nj destroy the armed forces of Russia. Spring is the favorite striking time lor the German armies. For weeks, Ihe Germans have been observed massing huge numbers of troops and supplies of all kinds- in the Ukraine. Tremendous traffic has been seen moving east, clogging roads nnd rail lines. And German planes arc becoming more and more iii evidence, especially in the soiilh. ij Naturally, the question arises: now can Germany risk a new adventure in Ihe East when a BrilLsh- Antcrlcan invasion of western Europe seems imminent? What would she have to gain? For Hitler, It is truly a gambler's choice, His •military experts know that so long as the Red Army remains inlact in the feast the bulk of the German army will have to be held there to contain it. If the Red Army were clesttoyjd, the vfSt German divisions and weapons i" that front could be brought-into western Europe to ntccl the British and Americans. Tile Germans could risk remaining passive in the East.but there is always the danger of a powerful Russian onslaught timed to coincide with an Allied invasion in the West. If by one more supreme lunge Ilillcr could achieve his primary objective—lha.1 of destroying tlie Russian army—he could restore nt one stroke the balance of the war which has turned against him. War Industries Suffer Worst Labor Stoppage Since Pearl Harbor DETROIT, May. 21. (UP)—Striking war workers in Detroit now number 28.000 as the city's worst Inbor stoppage .since Pearl Harbor enters it-s second day! Four thousand workers in Ihc UeSoto bomber plant have joined (he ranks of olher striking members of the Automobile Workers Union. : Tlic new walk-out marks 'the sixth in the war plants of the Chrysler Corporation. And Ihc seventh in the huge production ar- scnai,. 1 of Detroit. ' Lco.:La Mottc, director of the offensive that he" had planned missed fire. . . '. President Roosevelt was Informed of lite Jap admiral's dealli lo- clay bul nil he said was—"Gosh". However, the President did have have something important lo say about Allied war strategy. He told his news conference thai Ihe movement of war supplies into China is going along- pretty well. But he wouldn't iclaliorntc that stalemenl. Decisions Nexl U'cek . However,'Ihc President did reveal that he'and Prime Minister Churchill will make some final decisions next week;on b.a§itCAllied;slrHtcgy< Those 1 - declsfonsj'tie said, will be based on tentative reports which he and Churchill expect to receive tonight from their staff chiefs. The chief executive wouldn't give any hint jibotit those plans. But it's generally believed they include long-range planned .strategy to nllnck Japan. However, he revealed lhal a large majority of this country's armed forces outside 'Ihc United Stales arc stationed in the Pacific. Action on the far-flung battlefront is spotty, largely confined to air activity. Attack oii: (iuadalcarml Tlic Navy reveals that eight Japanese bombers atlackcd Guadalcanal Island Wednesday night, causing only minor damage. Two were shot down. On Ihc Allied side, Liberators and Flying Fortresses have blasted the big enemy base at Rabanl with 18 tons of bombs. Hllijc fires were kindled in the nllnck: The Japs struck bnck with Ineffectual raids on four New Guinea points. In another sector of Hie Pacific, United Stales bombers based in India have set a new record by dumping 12C Ions of explosives on Japanese communications and in slallalions in Burma. Not a single plane was last. several monlhs rminprd In U.S.O. work »l Clni-k.wlllc where he..wns in olficinl In (he recrcnllon center mnlntnlncd I here for fiO.OOO service men in Hint nreit. "I accepted the Hlythevlllc post because 1 wanted to'gel .back Into educational work, the service . for which 1 was trained - and which like bolter' Ihnn nnylhlnn else," r. Nicholson rcmaikeH. "i --.fee] lhal teachers arid 'school inch-'can make n more Vital conl ribulii/.vv ll> Ihc war ellcil.nmi to the nation's future by" slaying In their own line because School people have-"'n. Iremendpuslylmporlant job to'dp. We must, cArr.v, on despite- linndl- caps .nhch'tunke .6m ; -/jjclin'ols colly tribute to better nnd more c'fil- cicnl livini;." In addition lo his school .jnlcr- esl.s, Mr. Nicholson has been"liilcr- c.sted in various civic nclivlllc.s, Including Red Ci-tes work. He was director of the nnnnnl Roll Call nt Clnrksvlllc Inst your. Degree Friim I'eabndy A native of Mnury County' Tcnii., he attended University of Tcimes- Inlcr Pcabody College! where he received his )iicct Hil.s 'Reported On Gicat Italian Powci Dam At Sfiidinia Hitler's Huhr Valley was dams by (he RAF. plitlo showed the (II) destroyed rail y was n mess ji-su-nluy, HID IPS nil or Ihe bombing of lh,, Molins inn! Kder river rollowl»' t T,\'" l "'''f n PHCl "' - 3 ' m " m fl '" m l "° M °" nc '"""' " lls '•<*<" mtencc rolovLliB dnmnge to the experts: (II » M tcrgeil road; m isolated i-li'drlo works' nd «.1clB«; (.1) destroyed rnllra, d bridge; (5) wicokot rnllroad TO- l» «,uV merged mil .sidings. (NUA rmiiophnln vln 'State Guard Recalled, Patrol In Strike Area' y.!! I' IN one. Of George Ballous Jr., Plunges Into Pensacola Bay Yeslcrcliiy HOPE M FOR see and Narhvillc. of our" union, and the nation at war." He has coupled his appeal wilh an attack on "high olficials" of Ihc union. Snys he:' "There arc ,Vf, '! B n' w ',','•"* ccrlnin individuals williin our union :n that iho Allies thsii are ready lo sacrifice the in- vas,on_.of E ,,rop c %n,s" Sg'ori^ ^'0^1^ ag^nt izcmcnt.'' .. — •• ..•uwvv,, vnujljlljl (Jl luu . Chrysler division of the union, lias IJfihfnlH/1 Tflkt'V Tnll appealed to all strikers to return ljt !J" lrlt "f/ l "*<•*> 1 OH in Penuscot County lo work' at once "in the interest " have convii will not attempt Summer. If that were correct, Hitler would .still have about four months of good fighting wcalher left lo atloin 'his ends and. if successful, he could turn from a defeated Russia and confront Ihe Allies wilh Ihc aller- native of concluding a peace or lighting a long, indecisive war of attrition. The Germans will not bs interested in territory during their next offensive except for the Caucasus nnd lls oil which. they sorely need. Their primary objective will b; lo 'destroy Russia and It may be lhat ixitson gas will be employed for Ihc first time to accomplish this end. There are likely to be Hire: main areas of the German attack, each one witnessing the favorite Nazi pincers lactic. One will come in the Caucasus, wilh the northern prong reaching down from the' Tagnnrog- Rostov sector and the southern arm 'rylng to cut north from the Kuban valley. Another will develop In Ihc Donets salient with the pincers here operating in the north from Kharkov and the south from the vicinity of Voroshilovgrad. And the third will attsmpt lo envelop the Riisslan Smolensk salient on the northern front. The only developments likely to upset German strategy In this respect would be a great Allied attack In the west, a Russian offensive, or boll), before the Nazi machine ccrfld get rolling. Tlie next few weeks should prove decisive. His charge is believed ID be lev- elled particularly against Walter Rculhcr, union vice president, Rcu- thcr and R. j. Thomas, International bile work .stoppnges entirely oii"maii- ngemcnt. The strikers say they nrc "fed up' with the delay of the War Ln.bov Bo:1 »l i" considering llteir Bricvnnccs-inosMy for W age in- presldcnl of Ihe Aulomo- Workcrs. have blamed the CARUTHERSV1LLE, Mo., May 21.—An electrical storm, accompanied by high winds and heavy rain, did considerable damage in Pemlscot County btc Wednesday, according to reports made Thursday to county officials here. The Highway 61 Gin Corp., gin, near stcele on Highway 61, was destroyed when lightning fired the structure, nnd n fnrm house in the Mound community was also struck by lighting, set afire, destroyed. . T1 ' c War Labor n °"rd has also ntervcncd for pence, but so rat- he top ranking union officials A a H C T 0 "r C(l "° " cw comment. And L,, Mottc does not seem lo be hopeful about early settlement. He saysthe mood the men arc in docs not indicate they will return to work today. But a Cltrvsler Company spokesman has wanted that If he assembly linos don't go back lo normal soon. Ihe cont- Danys massive lank plant may be Pm«rri rlrm>t\ closed down. Chicago Wheat open high l ow close pr.cl. July . 143'j, m'i 142'f, l«i,i 143 Sep. . H3X HSvti 14314 143li 143 Chicago Rye open hleh low clnw |v"V July . 88'S 88%- ggi/, 84% 88K Sep. . 90« 90% 90',!, 90',', 90 and A school student of Ihc Hayli colored school was severely shocked when lightning struck the schoolhousc chimney, nnd did considerable damage. High winds blew down a large barn and lumcd a big farm home on ils blocks in the north end of the county. The rainfall In Citruthcrsvillc wns reported al .55 Inches and another rain Thursday morning was recorded al ..19 inches. New York Stockn A T & T Amcr Tobacco ... Anaconda Copper Dcth Slccl Chrysler Coca Cola ... 153 ... 5G 1-8 ... 20 ... (H ... 75 101 Gen Electric 31 3-8 Gen Motors 523-4 Montgomery Ward 42 3-8 N Y Central 10 Tut Harveslcr CK North Am Aviation . Republic Steel Standard of N J 12 5-8 17 7-8 11 3-8 56 3-8 •• " •• UU iJ-Q Texas Corp 49 3-4 Packard 434 u s sieci ;;;; 55 ' bachelor of science and maslcr degrees. He holds membership in Phi Delia Knppa scholarship fraternity. Mr. Nicholson also is a lalcnlcd pinnl.st. but follows mitslc only us nn avocation. He has another hobby, a workshop in which he spends some ;>f his .spare time. He is married and the father of five children. One daughter. Mhs Agnes Nicholson, holds an Impnrl- nnt, sccretarinl position in New York with N. Y. Ayer, one of Ihc nation's largest advertising agencies. A MIII, John Nicholson, is a (light instructor for naval aviation cndcls nt Outlaw Field, Clarks- vlllc. Another daughter, Miss Natalie Nicholson, is n junior In journalism nl Ihc University of Illinois, and Miss Helen Nicholson is a freshman nt Austin Pcay college. Ills youngest child Is Frank, who is 15 and ;i sophomore in high school. Mrs. Nicholson is n prominent club woman nnd civic worker. She is district president of the Federation of Women's Clubs and is ncllve in Red Cross work. The Nicholson family will move to Blylhcvillc ns soon as Ihey arc able lo obtntn suitable accommodations. Mr. Nicholson is a brother of Mrs, Howard Bowcn. who livr.s nt Double Bridges near Luxorn. and nlso a , brother of Lex Nicholson, well-known Whltton planter. Miami All Aflutter; May Lose Soldiers MIAMI BEACH, May 21. IUPI — Reports Mint Miami Beach's thousands of soldiers may be moved elsewhere has Ihe Chamber of Commerce of Ihc resort capital In n slate or extreme uncertainly. A delegation has been .srni to Washington lo .sound out rumors lhal Ihc military In the bench clly will soon be transferred lo Gnlfport. Miss., and Amarillo, Tex. Rumors have it that Miami Uciu-h will scon become a rchabllltalioi cenlcr for ball Infield Cntunltle,s. Meanwhile publicity agents me ready lo beat (he publicity drum, —but they don't know what tunes lo play. If Miami Beach Is to be used as a giant hospllnl area, they arc rendy to draw up vivid pictures of Its health-giving and revitalizing qualities. On (he olher hand, If Ihc city is lo revert lo clvillai cccupnlion. they are set to p.iln glowing accounts of Miami Head, us the Summer resort deluxe with climate beyond description and accommodations par excellence CSCJECl.A,, Ark., Mny 2),—The pnrcnls of .George imllnuc, Jr., nhvnj nvlnlldn cadot al Punsacoln, Pin.-, were notified Ibis inorniuii lhal their son' probably wns killed when his plane crushed at Ihc chtran6e' or ' Pemncola liny hilc yesterday. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Gcur.-.e Hnllnuo, ho wns a member of Hit: gnidunlhig' class ,nl Osccoln in-jh Schml In'.1(140 where hi! WHS im ou'jijiimlli_)fy« nthloVn, lie', played i f !fi«. ! .*.'Sj : iy''H(. fi'.'V.Q.Jfi.C'i'L Pomliinle.) while m school"' ' "•" • • • Afler flnlshiitf; school /he wns employed for n time by Joe Applebaum and enlisted " last July, He rcc.civcd his [ircfllghl (raining nl (lit! University of Georgia. Alhcus nnd Inter continued his training nt Lambert Field, St. Louis, before bclnn sent lo IVn.siiioln for llnnl training. He would have completed his Induing soon nnd would linvo rccclvpd his • wings and commission. Recently he wns among niem- jcrs of his diu-'s .selcclcd for transfer lo Ihe Mnrlnc Corps as fliers According to the telegram received by Mr. nnd Mrs. Dallouc :his morning. Un- (nidcl's body had not, bcbi recovered but search wns continued. Resides his pnrcnts, he h .survived by his sister, Mlw, Mnry Eli/.nbc-lli fjallouc. CARUTMHUBVILUi, Mn., May ai-'lwMve members of Ihc Cii- rulhcrsvllle Stale Chinid Company wen: re'-c'nilcd to palrul duty nt (he lllmo, Mo., nuvttrmucnt pipeline project, whoiu a dl.spulu has existed for several wedtii hnlwer.ii imionlem of the AF-li nnd nonunion tvurlun-.i on Ihe pipe laying mid stringing crows. The contingent relieves anolhur'ijroup so Hint they may return lo their lunmtv, for n brief rc.sl ,-and lo "cnluli up'" wil.li 1 puisonnl business. Tin; i;ruup is In ; chai gii (it Flint Llctil. \Jccll Cooper and Second Uciil. Robcil C,', Mehrle, UI1IILU I111UUIUI1 );' R.'s Special Envoy clivers Note; Favorable Former -Mayor Of Siccle, Mo., Will Be Buried In Pcmiscot Sunday Livestock SI'. LOUIS. May 21, IU.P.)-Ho K cccipLs 11.000 head with 10,000 swindle. Top prlc: $n.40; Kioto Zlifl pounds S14.:i5 lo -M.10; 1-10 to l«0 pounds S».50 to $1-1.00; sows $III.7!i lo $14.10. Gallic l,«[|0 head wilh 700 salable; calves 303. all salable. Slaughter steers $11.50 to $l().7. r >; slaughter heifers S10.75 lo $ I B.25; mixed yearlings nnd heifers SKi.OO; stocker nnd fccdrr slccrs $10.75 lo SI5BO; dinners and ciiltois $7.50 lo $10.75; cows $11.CO lo Sl.'i.OO. COOTEIl, Mo.., May 'U— 'Ilifliiins Ini rirooks, Cfi, promlnenl rralik'nl of lliis «eclIon, died ycstci'dny nf- lei noon nl ft ' o'clock al Bupllst Hospital In Memphis when: he was taken Rnlurday following u .slrokc <>r pniHlysl.s, I r iinernl .services will be held Sunday ullornoon at 2:30 o'clock front thfi Mcthndist Church nt, Slccta, conducted by Ihc Hcv. Hen I, Nldlnck. n.sslslc-d by the Rev. .). W. Cunnlntjhnm. Burial will be made nt Mount Hlon Cemcleiy. Mr. Jlrooks was born near K(<?clt:. lie had lived In I'cmlscol County all his life 'ukcciH lor six yours when lie was- at Dell. Ark,, mill In California, jro was a retired merchant and formerly served a.s mayor of Hlccle, lie itlso was it forinrr member of the .school boincl nnd held mcm- bcrihlp It) tliri Modem Woodmen and Odd Follows.- Surviving are his wife, Mrs. llo- r.crla lirook.s, nnd two sons, Raymond nml (iprnld Krooks. Crormnn Ifndeilnklng Compnny Is In charge of arrangements. I'. I);' . Delivers Acceptance Seen Ity tlnllnl 1'rt.ss Husslnn reports tell uf » fnvor- nlo responso lo fonuor Ambnssadoi Uavlea 1 secimd inlssluu In Moscw, llMwcvcr. tin; i|inistlon arises whether Ihn Prcsldrnfr. mpssnuo m till; IVcsldonl's envoy are responsl- l^lt: for Ihe .success. • Mr. llooscvelt says he lioiws hu had a iicriocl coipbtinitlon ol tin, t.vo— lite conlcnts- nnd the postman, ' -• However, noitltcr '.Blulln nor -liir ull, . IVIVD yet rcvoiilcd Uv i.'i of Ihn apodal uics. l nigi;.'> . . •• Mitt- upiiciilntlpn continues Ilia thd.notc inliiht' Imvo cpnluliicd ai Invltntlon for a Nicnlllin licUvrci the White 'Ihiusc mn| tin; Itionilln Home .bnsls 'wns given to the raiilcnllnn lodny wheii; Russiai ncwsimiicrs (jnvu spuce : ,lo Prlim Minister Churchill's" «U|:|tcstlon o: n clnfcrencn with Stalin,' lifter Mr Dnvlc.s iiiullunco. Meanwhile, lai'tje-sculu itcllou Is developing on tin; Riisiilan Irmil — with Russia luklnii tho'/liiltlrillvd. Soviet II-ODIUS, heavily .supporlci by artillery, arc, rejiorlcd In hav svktonctl Iholr bi'ldv.choad along lln Donets River, .soiiihciist of Khur kov. '• IntnnslMrd opn ntlons weru nls< described in Ihc Norvorosslsk arn whore the Rlsstiins have been try Ing for weeks to drive the Cicrman-s from their tjosltlons. New Ynrk Cotton open high low close pr.cl Mch. . lil'K) Ifl-H 11)117 Wi'l 11)1 May . in:ii lias 1020 ma 103 July . »il)0 206:1 10011 MOO Oct. , l!)7(l IH7S I5RH lOli Dec. 107 1011 1 10B5 I Ml) I!)GO New Orltmntt Cotton Melt. May July Oct. Dec. OIKII high low clrae |>r.cl 1075 lin. r ) lOCl I!)(i5 197 . I0:i 1D53 I9M 105:i 13li 202!) 20311 2027 2020 102 2(102 soon wan aooo 200 10B1 IMa 1085 I08IJ lOHi llj Unlttd Press Ami'iirnn fll'is hnvc sn|iixid Axis li stienglli with one of the hnrd- st blows In the bombing niHialhun vor tho Medltfiri'iincnn.' Our Norlhwcst Afrlcriil alrforcis us cleslrojcd 180 AxK iilanc 1 ! In wo dnys of i;ilds adnlnst -I Inly and s Islnnd oulposls.' Twenty-two were hot down jcBl'nlny In vicious cWg' lnhLs 'nml 1)1 -wen; wrecked on fan round. -. Phlng Foiti esses demolished B3 il fifl iilahes parked' on an airfield Oiwitto, some 00 miles nbovl tome. And medium bombers pour- d dmnnnin8 toads on two airdromes n ijmdlnln while Lightning cs- orls raked 1 them .with irtuchlno nn flio Other flRhteri strafed ilio looks at I'nntellorla and the. alr- leld nt Mills ln ; western Sndrlnln', Vi> lost only o»c plnuc; 'Axis Did Nipped They, were among- Ihe most 'suc- essful (U'uln! Kinashcs In the Med- (iHinniaii, d'slgtad to nip In Ihc >uil an Axis bid to regain air su- mncy hi Hint sphere. Tlui nfisanll on, Sardinia nlso Included direct hits on n big Ilnlla.n ditm near, fjii.ss'ai'l. 'llio extent o[ dnumgc has not been report-Id nor llit! (Inm Idctillfled. : Tlin nnrllicrn end of Hitler's Eur- o|icun Axis faros no better than tint southern. Low-llylng 'Inlrudur planes, the sp:i:dy Mostjiiitos, whisked nn ncrlitl- >broom -over Berlin, uoilhwest Ocvniany • and : occupied tcrrllory. Ihc rnld on neilln last nli;ht \ui c , the With -of tho war mid :iho'flfll> In (Ighl days. All planes returned 'I lip nssaitlt uiib no I uttcmptcd In any Kicat slicngth , ' rrnuc\ci, set fire lo iv v^r ^aJ:ta^y btlwccn Dremcn (ind E.ssen In Germany And sloven dlffcifnt trnlilk were aii(l (analijetlle'') at seallercd poinl 1 ; In QcrmdnS 1 And * otheri dmnagcd two Ualns and dcstrojfd a motor truck between'' Ohartres nnd Oi loans In the attack on France. .Two • Oermnii 'plRries > wcrp shot down In the sorties continuing" ligalint Na/1 commitnlcatlohs and irnnsportallon fncllltlcs on IrVnd and on ilvn ••' ' Only one figlilci plane k rciwrteri missing front all tlieMlopcfallpns. llombcr command planes nlso Spread mines In enemy waters last night. New figures were announced .today oii tlie victory 111 Africa. Allied lleadminrlcrs says : that between llnly's entry' In the war nnd the end of Ihn Tunisian campaign more llian 5100 Axis planes were destroy- f'i In nir coinbnls over the Mediterranean. And In London, tho Adnilrnllty reports that from OT lo •10 enemy warships and 'auxiliary vessels vvcio cll.lici sunk 01 seriously damnged by mints during lite 'I mils riglillng H adds that rcsff*!, of mlne-lnylng ntc .seldom learned , Native Used Sand To Cure Kciser Flier's Wound A jagged piece of glass in the linnds of a native "doctor," some warm sea water and a handful of sand can be mighty effective If you have a Jap bullet in your foot and you're stranded on a South Pacific Isle In enemy-held territory without even a medical felt. Tech Scrgt. William II. Nichols, 24-year old Kclser, Ark., airman knows, because he underwent an operation under such conditions while he and eight fellow crew members of a Flying Fortress were missing DG days on n mission from Guadalcanal. The glass, pail of a broken Jap beer noUlc, was the nalive surgeon's only instrument. Sea water was the antiseptic, and aflcr removal of the bullet, the .sand was poured right Into the open wound to make It hcnl Irom Ihc Inside out. Medical science notwithstanding, the technlriiic worked and Sergeant Nichols Is a walking testimonial. Wears High Awards Now at home on a 30-day furlough to visit, hl.s parents, Mr. anil Mrs. C. L. Nichols at Kelscr, and other relatives, the veteran of more than 300 hours combat flying wears the Silver Star with oak leaf cluster for gallanlry In action, the Distinguished Flying cross, the Air Medal nnd the Purple Heart. Euglnccr-gunner on n Fortress, he has fought the Japs over the Pacific . . . Pearl Harbor. Midway, Guadalcanal ami anywhere else they happened to cross the path of his big wartime. Tlie story nf how he nnd el»ht Sergeant Nichols \ other filers were forced to land at sea after a running battle wilh eight Jap Zeros and how lltcy survived G6 harrowing days Inside enemy territory before Ihclr rescue Is one of the most remarkable of. the war. Sergeant Nichols sal hi Ihc newsroom nt the Courier News yesterday afternoon, two' of his awards dangling from bright ribbons on his trim, new uniform, nnd lold Ihe slory In his own words. AUarkcil My 7cn>s "Nine of us were nboard the 11-17 as we started on our mission Into Jap territory," he recounted. "Passing over Nartl we got some aiill-nlrcrafl fire but kept on our course. Litlcr we sighted two Zeros approaching from our left. Six more came al us from Ihc right. Then for the nexl hour and a half we were In a running batllc. They sliot us full of holes. That old Fort must have had 1500 bnllels Ihrouglt hrr. Every mnn aboard was wounded. 1 slopped one In the foot. We got two Zeros for sure and Iwo more probably. The others escaped. One by one they shol up three of our four engines. Finally we i""l In land on the water. The Port sunk In a minute and a half. "We managed to release two rafts but only one inflated. The oilier we had to pump by hand. Then the long drifting started. We Jmd fotir canteens of water and some chocolate rations We slghl- ed plnnes on lv:o occasions Ihe th*l few days and Iricd lo signal but they' turned out lo be Japs and didn't see us. Food Gives Oul ' "We cnch drank two swallows of water n day. bul In Ihe 15 days al sen we never run out because wo ran Into a rnlnslorm and caught enough lo lasl. During a squall one l»al United over and we lost part of our rations and fishhooks, Tlic eleventh day we ran out of food. We stalled grabbing little fish that followed our rafts with our hands. They tasted pretty good. We cnught (Continued on page '21 War Hero Relates Recent -Experiences Guest speaker' for' RoUry! Club yesterday afternoon, when mem-; bci'S met for liiueli at Hold Noble was Tech. Sergl, William; H. Nichols, who told of his experiences "(n I Ihc Pnciltc War Zone when he,' with eight companions, were losl for 00 days, aflcr n. bombing mission. He wns engineer and gunner on a Flying Fortress. .-•••., Noble GUI. local Insurance man, was introduced its n new member of Ihc club. Guests for the meeting Included: Bob Bcriyman, Junior Rotari- nn; C. I... Nichols of Kclser. father of Sergeant Nichols; Ray Madden of Osccola. Brooks Bradley of Little Rock, Lieut. Joe Bcnsley of M- liinla, Edgar iJehle, St. Louis. A. B. Anderson, also of St. Louis, nnd William S. Nicholson, formerly of Clarksvlllc, Tcnn.- - ," Dr. C has. R.Haley Dies At Texas Home Relatives'In Blythcvlllc were Informed today of the death of Dr. Charles R.: Haley of San Augustine, Texas, who died at his home there yesterday afternoon following a long Illness. Dr. Haley had visited In Blytltc- vllle several times as the guest of his brothers, R. I. Haley, A. p. Haley and Harvey H, Haley, formerly of this city and now, of Stuttgart, Ark. Survivors Include his wife, one daughter and two sous,; all of San, Augustine, his brothers In Blythd- vtllc, nnd anolher brother, John 1 Haley of Amory. MUs. Court Stsskn May 29 ^ *.' L Judge Francis Cherry will sit In nn adjoiirned session of ChMicery Court here on Saturday, May. 3d. .

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