The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 25, 1943 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 25, 1943
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VOLUME XL—NO..59. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHE* 6T AHKANSA8 AND SOUTHEAST M16601WI Blythcville Dally News Blylhevllle Herald niythevllle Courier Mississippi Valley Lcadfr HMTIIKVILl-K, ARKANSAS, TU10SDAV, MAY 2H, I'.M.'l COPIES FIVE'CENTS. 300 AMERICAN PLANES SMASH SARDINIA Today's War Commentary Sweden Turns Stockholm No Longer Hows To Axis By THOMAS J. DONOHDE of (lulled Tien A KiiiiKC of Ihc r.ecediiitf Axis 'title in'Europe and its; ebbing prestige among small neutrals is the stiffened attitude of Sweden toward the Na/i 'government. Sweden has moved away sharply from a policy of nciiui- e.scence forced on her hy the! Nazi occupation of Denmark and Norway. Now, site .stands firmly and stridently upon her rights as a neutral and as a result, relations between Berlin and Stockholm are wearing thin. Observers arc. willing to predict that Swedish policy as il concerns Germany soon will undergo a marked change. Germany lias not lived up to h"i' • trade commitments with Sweden and the Swcde.s of late have been turning more to the western l»w- ers' to fill their import needs, Germany has frowned on this, and has attempted what appears to have been a program of Intimidation which so far has failed to swerve Sweden from her course. . A Swedish delegation arrived recently in London to negotiate wilh the British and American governments on questions connected with Swedish imports from thp west. And in an effort to strengthen Swedish lies with America there have' been two significant dcvolop- Su|K:riiitciulciiL I REPRMIIIIB III Won't Reconsider Case Unil Rubber Workers Return To Their Jobs William I), Nicholson, proinlncn Clarksville. Tcmi., educator who ha, accepted the post as supcrintcndcn of lilythcville schools, succecdlm, W. D. McClurkin", .recently grnnlci leave of absence to accept a com mission in the Naval Reserve. Mi Nicholson takes over Ills duties hen July I. menls wilhin the past week or so. Proposed Increase A Swedish government committee has proposed an -increase in the legation personnel at Washington and the raising of tlic consulates at Chicago and San -Francisco to the ranks of consulate generals. The Swedish consulate at Minneapolis also would. be Increased linder tills proposal.' The second development was. the departure from Gothenburg aboard say is si Ihc Swedish liner Saturiius . of formula, the 'crack- Swedish runner,. Gunther Ha eg, for America. Haggjis said sperading throi to be.the sole "cargo" aboard the dustrial cities. • -Bktufnus which .Is sailing kinder i 'ren^vjsd safe-conduct guarantee Irorii fcliii bclligoient-v'-lt is-kcliev b'd that' the Stockholm' gov'ernrhen sanctioned Hagg's trip for reason more important than the runninr of a foot race. Knowing Amcri oa's love of athletic convjreUtior Stockliolm Is believed to reasoi that Hagg can do much lo strong? then the bonds between the two nations as a kind of "good-will ambassador." ' ; In this connection, Swedish plans to appoint Baron Joban Beck- Friis as ambassador to the Norwegian government in exile Is known to have aroused German ire. A. diplomatic crisis might yet arise over this Swedish plan and it is believed that if the , Swedes go through wilh il the Germans might' retaliate by closing all Swedish consular offices in Norway itself. Cotmtcr-Mcasurcs Ready Sweden is prepared lo take coun- ter-mcasure.s if this should develop, such as informing Germany that transit facilities for German troops across Sweden are no longer available. Many Swedes arc urging that Ihc government cancel this transit agreement anyway, saying it's a violation of Swedish principles us well ns neutrality. Swedish Foreign Minister Gucn- llicr recently informed Germans that this transit agreement could be cancelled at any time by Sweden, if she so desired. Friction between the two countries was heightened by two incidents involving Swcdtsli submarine.' which resulted in an exchange of sharp notes between Berlin anc Stockholm. The first incident involved the Swedish . submnrlu Drakcn which was fired on inside Swedish waters by the armed German merchant ship Allkirchs. The second was the sinking of the Swedish submarine Ulvcn by mines which Ihc Swcde.s had reason to believe were German. A Swedish prolest to the fust incident drew a remarkable German reply which said in effect that Sweden must order 1U> submarines not to make "war-like" motions. The Nazis held that Hie submarine appeared to be threatening the Allkirchs and that Hie Altkirchs was justified in firing on il. Swedish papers interpreted this angrily as meaning that the Nazis feel they have the right to issue indirect "orders" lo Sweden's military forces. ' A second Swedish protest drew n more conciliatory reply but failed to apologize. Swedish naval vasscls have been ordered to fire on any ship belonging to a belligerent power which is caught in the act of breaking the ban against military action In Swedish territorial waters. And they have begun cleaning up German stationary mines found In Swedish territory. In this Incident, the Germans failed to bluff tlic Swedes whose policy has been laid down by Premier Hansson with the words: "If Sweden Is attacked she will use her cnlirc strength lo repel the attacker." The Swedes are confident, of their own • strength. Tlielr strong stand against German attempts to in tlmldate them veflccls their unexpressed feeling that Germany is losing Ihe wnr. ft is a. feeling By United Press The War Labor Board has turned down a request by 43,001) strlk- ng Akron, Ohio, rubber workers 'or reconsideration of their case. The Board says It won't touch the case until'the men return'lo work. Ttie strike — in Goodyear, Goodrich and Firestone plants — virtually has crippled the rubber Industry. , The workers are protesting a WLB decision giving thcm.n three- cent hourly wage boost, which they short of the Little Steel Meanwhile, labor unrest is sperading through other Ohio iu- Flood KelWees Fed In School In Toledo. 2000 CIO workers nt the . Splccr Company-are threatening -.5,.W>Ik-out after 'negotiations, to settle a labor dispute completely broken down. ' The company makes axles and transmissions for Jeeps and other war vehicles. In Canton, Oiito, a wildcat strike ol 1200 workers has broken out t the Timken Roller Bearing Com- lanys main plant. But Federal Conciliator A. T. Pinkncy says he's lopefnl a settlement can be reach- id today. At Ravenna, Ohio, 80 trainmen ipcratin'g tracks within tlic Atlas 'owdcr Company still arc on ,trikc. The War Labor Board has iiji- »aled to the Brotherhood oJ Rail- vay Trainmen to end the walkout. Until they do, the Board says, t won't even consider a union petition. Blackout Test Here Tomorrow J. W. Adams, ciilef air raid win den here, announce*! Ihafanolhe practice blackout has been ordered here tomorrow night beginning at 8:51 p. m. as part of the Second Army maneuvers now being held in Tennessee. The blackout will last until 0:21 and Iher'e possibly will be nir observers .to check on the efficiency of the drill. State guardsmen here under Capt. Oliver W. Coppedge will aid civilian' officers and.;regular air raid wardens in patrolling the city. ' ..' One reason; for the blackout drill is lo nt-juainfr rcsiderils-qMhlspand other areas with new ajr raid signals which will be sounded by steam whistles al the Swift Oil Company's planl on Highway Cl Soulh and «t ll\c Blyllievllle Laundry. These can be heard more clearly over a wide area than sirens, il is believed. • .'; The new regulations ariopled by Streamlined Togs For American Women ijjlufill, Wright ami Gates To Altcncl Conference In Si. Loins LITTLE HOCK, May 25 IU1')- ov, Adkins says hi! will scud five eprcscntalivrs lo Midwestern •\>od Conference at St. Louis lo- norrow, Al Hie meeting called by •'cod Administrator Chester C, Javis, emergency problems brought >n by the flood situation .will be liscussed. Adkins says he lias asked ,1. V. lifihfill of the FSA. Waldo p'rnvJcr of the Farm liureau Federation, J. Wright of Ihc Trlplc-A, Aubrey Gates of the Extension Servicu, mid member of Ihc Farmers Union'lo altend the session. He says 0.1 vis asked lilm Ip attend lull he Icels that with' liic situation as it Is, his plucc Is here iti Arkansas where he can kcdp In touch with Ihe problem. He says till 1 , llirec major problems brought on by the flood arc i —seed for replacement of devas- alcd crops, rehabllitatio nof fain-' illes who have lost their possessions, and labor to cops witii the Job ol making flood stricken farms and farm homes tillable once again. Adkins says that stale health officer Dr. W- B. Grayson luis sent two snnllary engineers lo Van Bii'-cn. He has given assurance that Ihe Stale Department will send sanitation specialists down the river behind llic receding waters lo take every precaution agninst outbreak of disease. -. Adkins says Ihc job of rebuilding washed-out highways alone will be extremely costly. lle : 6ays a 1700 foal bridge probably must be built at Fort Smith across a liew channel cut by Ihc river between Fort Smith imd Vnn liureii. ! Adkins says—a> use his words— "The No. 1 problem- right 1 now K Ihe Forr Smith wiitcr. su|ipTyV"nW I have rissurnncc thai everything possible is being done to resume at least partial service by Friday." The Little. Rock Office of the U. S. Weather Bureau has predict- i _..„.. ed Hint the Arkansas River will I " ' :.'*i fall slowly at Dardanellc alter | "i>' l ^ nl - cresling there yesterday. Refugees in Mimll county school building out.'ildc Musl'oucc. Okla., shown Imvlni* a lali: brcakfnsl after hnvliiij lo lice tlielr liomes because of Hood; wnlvi'K. 'Three hungry children, left to right are; Sammy 'tlcne Wliiulntcn. Holly liulh Slacy and lillly Hay 'Wlimlnton. Mm. dcoi'!i« Culvert Is infilling sandwiches. At right. Donald Kirjcnc .nils on Ills fulhor's I up a.s llu-y eat u breakfast ol t'BU'i and mi- loa.sted forniid. >NKi\ pllolo). SUFFER HEW Bad Weather Hinders Glean-Up Operations Against Japs On Attu IIy Dulled 'Tress , , mcfiwiif foi'tC.s,"'ii|)jiai-ciitly on Die brink' of ib-viulory I WO fOGH-^-tlK! .)ll|W lillll '1)11(1 D on Attu i.sliiiul, nre weather. A noon Nnvy Li>mmiinit|uc n;iys >lhu Ylinkn iiru 'dvivint; ruin anil HIIOW lo pin the comera! .laps By United Press American women will w( stream-lined clothing from now on until lUc end of the war. The War Production Board has ordered mi end to the frills and flulfs lhal often have been part of the feminine costume. The WPB order—which applies to 'both women's and children's outer garments—bans double-breasted suits for the duration. II also decrees a cut ot .skirls and evening gowns. It cul-s dtiwn on Ihc number of pockcls and forbids many of the little doodads that used to please milady's heart. The order goes into effect for Ihe War Department and Office of Civilian Defense are based upon experience gunicd in Ihe past year, it was pointed oiil. The regulations provide for uniform air raid signals to prevent earlier blackout and mobilization of civilian defense personnel, greater civilian protection and a minimum of lime lost in interference with essential war production and transportation. When you hear a long, steady blast on 'the whistles, (his is the "blue" signal. This means enemy planes probably are coming your way. Black out, the lights In your home and business bouses. If you nre in an auto on Ihc street, or road, switch you lights to low beam and proceed with caution. Start thinking about gelling lo a safe place. If you arc walking, conlinuc lo walk and start; thinking about where you will gn if a raid signal follows. A scries of short blnsls on Ihc whistle is the .'.red" signal. This means planes are overhead. Keep all lights oul. If you arc in your auto, pull to the curb nnd (urn out Ihe lights. If walking, go lo the nearest shelter. Get off. (he street. After Ihe "red" signal, there will be a "blue" signal which docs not menu all clear. This means enemy planes no longer overhead. Keep Crest predictions are 31 feet at Muniltun on May 26, iaud 30.or slightly higher at Little nock .M,iy 27, as compared with -yesterday's prediction ol 2D.5. Thirty-four feel is expected at Pine Bluff ycsler- day. • . . Stamps To Provide Sugar For Canning Hation stamps 15 and in in War nation Book No. 1, generally referred to a.s the "sugar book", each will be good for five pounds ol sugar for canning purposes il was announced today by officials of the local rationing board. These stamps arc valid from May 24 Ihrough Oct. 31, it was pointed out, and housewives may use them at Ihcir discretion whenever they require .extra sugar for canning. This will mean an additional 10 pounds of sugar per person for canning purposes this .Summer. In exceptional cases, however, where more sugar is required for canning application may he made directly to the local hoard which will consider and act on Uic request. Secretary of Navy Knox reveals that Hie battle of Atli Is "still conllnulng wllcro we havi Uic enemy corralled on (lie pcnlu ula' ; ' of ChlchnijOf Harbor. Knnx culls Jnpfjclalms nf slnkliH. (wo U. S. warships (iff Allu "Jus another fishing osr'pcdlllon." And snys he has no infcirmallon yet .on vhcltiei' the airport on Allu will >e used by America nllcr the Imlllo ; over. However, he adds; "But I assume Hinl what Ihe laps have slarleil, Iho Yanks cnn Ilulsli." Kuox snys he Is not cerlaln where he Jnp bombers which liave raided Atlu twice In two days were bnsed. Ho«cvcr, he believes they clime hum Kmilu Islands, Situalion . On Mississippi Still Critical But Mam Dikes .May, Hold . •.'.'" ily United I'rrss . The angry vvnU'cs ol tlic Mississippi Klver nnd 1 Us Irlbillinli'S 'me slill li-nilm; new uup:< In tnu IP- VCT.'I protecting Industrial ;iiii[''fnnn lands. . , liul flood experts think the situation Is Improving and that Ihc main Mississippi levees utoiig ine Illinois shore and failhur Kuulli may hold. 'mis bullet Is b.ised en lln> fact Vxis Shipping, Hdibors and Airfields Damaged In New Raids l\v UnltM FrrM Allied r-.ombers ^Appear to: ililtlDK 'oiil.. the'-Axis' air dcfe iwi f southern Em ope i More Ihnn 'Mil American ptahci; HVK litsl dealt Sardinia, I'ontcl- vrlii.iind Ihe toe• of the Italian 'Oot one of tlic heaviest '..blows if ttu' war, They sunk (oui Axis ships- damped 11 otheis and •Mecked har- :oi,H and nil fields ever/where they si ruck, lielurnhm pilot), ami bombardiers v tlic laid «»•> 'liisy'— compared with mi Urn ossnulth Both nghlci nnil Hiill-nlrcTiifl ; opposition wan wenk, indlc'ntln'? Hint: the rclcnt- Icsi; bmnh'irdmcnls nre smothering oiil Hie cni<in) > 't defenses ' . l/nf'my I,(IMS Heavily i Blticc Wednesday, . M!0 enemy rlimi'S hiivn been destroyed by,our Illerti niiiilml n: [tan of y>-. Allied planes—a rntlo of nboul 15 to. 1 Flyhm I oilnv-sct. Mninildcn Mitchell*, UiihliiliH; 1 ' nnd Wni- hawks splllul Ihclr uombi nnd jmclls on .tiluc Imnorlnnt turnets In Snrdluln without a loss. Mitchell gunners got line of cl?ht oh- , niuy lighters who • tried I'o stop them, and Lightning pilots • got three fllhcrE. Llbcrnlors from the Mlddlc-Easl <ired heavily In their imnult. on fienglo dl•: cnlalirln' nnd San Olo- viinnl the ndjolnlns Italian poilx Just oppasllc Sltlly They dropped 1!>0 tons of explosive and lln- bnniln, selling fire to two nimiiu- nlllon depots, domaslm; the foil) slips, I'tllronds nud shipping In Ilia hnrbor ( ^ The MOIOCLO radb icport*; lint HnUhn clUllan% nre ovaciindiiR ,i I the iilncct. ntlnckrd recetitlj 'And Fin. , Ilnlian ,communique' nporh consldcrnblo damage i\t' Rcitlo Calnbiin ' • ,. ( Vilnks fifscrllie Honibliifs' A cic^ninn of a Filing I or- Iress which blew up n ship in Tcrranova hniboi "-ays the \cssrl looked llkn n squished tomato Till Salvage Leader Urges Cooperation; War I'ac- lories Need Mela! Fall and Whiter clothing tomor-1 on alert; they may return. Keep row. Tlic restrictions will apply lo Summer garments after July 1st. Another conservation order bits •irtunlly every home in the eastern slates. The Otficc of Defense Transportation has decreed a drastic cut, in both wholesale and retail deliveries. Merchants will have to go on Ihe new schedules after midnight tomorrow. Lightning Causes $40,000 Fire Loss STEELE, Mo., May 25 — The Highway 6- Gin located at Atkin's corner near Maplcwood was struck by lightning and completely destroyed by fire the lalcr part of the wcok. The flames spread quickly and even though several people saw the fire when il was first started they were unable lo save any part of It. The gin which is owned by K. A. McGinley of Memphis and barney Black ol Corning, Ark., was one of Uic most modern gins In this vicinity and the loss will exceed $40,000. L/stcr Whitncr of Cottonwood Is manager. Storms here In the past two weeks have done much damage to crops, in a number of places cotton had to be planted over. Considerable damage has also been done to Shruobcryand trees, houses and barns. that Is flllcring through the Nazi barriers, atound all the countries of Europe, Ihe occupied as wcl ns Ihc neutral ones. ighls blacked. If in an auto, prior to. 'red" signal, you may get back into it and turn lights on low beam ind proceed with eaullon to wherever you arc going. If^walking, you may resume. Remember, a "blue" signal may not always precede a "red" signal. Whenever you leave your home or business place, the lights must be blacked oiil or nllcnded. The all clear signal will be the turning on of all /public street lights. These new regulations are prescribed for most Inland cities. Mch. May July Oct. Dec. fl. A. Nelson, in charge of Ihc Tin Can Collection Committee in Hlylhrvillc. has requested Ihnt housewives be reminded Hint Ihc next (in can collection date is next Saturday, May atlth. The collection will be conduclcd along (be lines of Ihc ones heretofore. liny Scouts accompany city truck.'; mid make the pick-up beginning- at 9 a. in. Mr. Kelson has rcqur.slcil lliiit empty cans be placed (in llir curb in front of each home, properly prepared, which means according to Mr. Nelson, thai Ihc cans should be clean, labels removed, cuds cut oul and tucked into the cnus imd wilh the cans flattened by slcppmg on them. "II is more importanl liian ever,' Mr. Nelson said, "for Ilio small towns lo respond to this drive lie- cause rationing has cut dnwn the '2020 202-1 2015 2021 2019 | available source of emply cans, and 2000 201'.t 2003 2013 200a every cnn is needed." New Orleans Cotton o;icn high low close ID87 1380 2019 1OT3 1983 2053 1981 2043 1991 1081 2051 1088 I97fl 2010 thai Hie Mississippi Is (n]|!ng nt Bt. mills niter creslliu) at lnj luil.iest level In fin yean. The Cr.)s,'> estimate:; m<iic Hum two and n half million acres In five slates already hare been laid under water. The loss of wartime crops m rising Into millions ot dollars, nnd more than I51.0UU persons, hnvc been' made homeless, Illinois Hint Missouri are the two states hardest lilt. All ol the women nnd childrci:—cxe'cpl a few essential telephone operators and been Qvncimt- itown, 111. Negro solriters linv. -Ihe Nnvy communique nlso hns ^ ."; ,.^"^ c smncluh, B to say nboul, last .Sunday's' 0 ' u[1 * ) I^-,^ raid on Attu by 1(1 Jnpnncsc plnncs. j^^.^'"L 1 , 5 ,!;",,^ II adds seven "piobiiblt'.s" lo tb« five enemy plnnes previously announced as .shot down. The four remaining bombers ... , ,.. were Insl seen .streaking lo Uic west| hrc " k ^'^ lcttl "S nllcr Ihc atlnck luid been hacked ! CI1L ;ito[> Ltie $;iO,i)Otj floociwall prolcel- hii; (he city. li'.it official.*) fcnr the barrier may ; it lor- (lisfntcgiallng Inlo a mlllljn piec es. A •sergeant on nnolhcr Fortress totd nf tbo attack on AI- (jliero wllli ttic' words: ''We *,owid bombs on Alqheio the wny we sow wheat in Ncith Dulo- ta." ' Ovn ttrstdii Furope Mlllei i Ijoinlj -i an i d clladcl Is- getting no rest. Just before noon lodaj \ IIIIRC fiirnmtlpn . of Allied. bomlicir> iiriRscd high over Uic. Dover Straits town id the continent They weio so high they could' bo heard, but, not *ccn 'Ihe Na/Is htruck bticl feebly with a small raid on' Ihe south coast. But Brlllsh defenses brought down three of the enemy planes which killed about n dnxen persons. The British radio says nprt- mund, which was rocked by two thousand .tons of bombs Sunday niRlit still Is binning The bombing of' the Moehnc rinm liiis left Soldiers, Sailors West Memphis, allegedly failed to i * m w\ • * i Rive "iiropcr notice lo the land- Act III Disturbance owners Chancellor Francis Cherry . ruled here late Monday in a suit Levee Tax Assessments Ruled Void In Deeision At Jonesboro JONESBORO, Ark., May 25.—(own lots and smaller pice's of iiccausc the St. Francis Levee properly in the district, while Board, which has headqunrlers In fanners hud a pro|»rty MOBILE, Ala., May 25. (UP) — Soldier:, and sailors In the Mobile area have been called out lo break up a disturbance at the Pinlo yards of Ihc Alabama Dry Dock nnd Shipbuilding Company. The trouble Is reported lo have started when a number of Negroes were employed to work alongside some white men. Neither the company nor shipyard unions have any Immediate comment to make. Meanwhile, all production at the yards is reported halted and all the Negro workers liave been ordered to their homes, pending settlement of the trouble. In Montgomery, Governor Sparks announces that he Is holding three companies of state guardsmen ready to send to the yards—If they needed. Twenty-five highway patrolmen already are cnroute to Uic yards from the stale cnpllnl. field by Karris Simon and about 40 other landowners, most of them from near Blythcvllle, thai asscssmcnls made by the St. Francis Levee District on Sept. 4, 1035, were "void and of no legal force." •Ihe decision by chancellor cherry affects landowners In the SI. Francis Levee District in eight Northeast Arkansas counties, Craighead, Phillips, Poinscll, Mississippi, Cross, St. Francis. Crlttenden and Lee. Blythcvllle Is affected chiefly by the decision, allhough nearly all other clllcs and towns In the clghl counties bordering or lying near Uic Mississippi River In Arkansas arc affected. In the suit the landowners con- lend that the assessment.*; were not legal and were levied on an unequal basis. II was cited that In some cases, according to contention of plaintiffs, the tax rale went up from 1000 to 2000 per cent on sonic of not more llian 25 cents per aero. The ruling by Chancellor Cherry tct out thai Ihc "Board of Directors of the St. Francis L:vcc Uistrlcl will Ire restrained and enjoined from collecting or attempting to collect from plaintiffs any lax or taxes based upon the n.vsev-mcul of benefits as made and cqiuli/ed by Ihe said assessors and Mibscqiicnlly approved on the dale set out." The suit was filed in 1310. The levee district, organized Feb. 15, 1803, lo construct tbe Mississippi River levee system along the Mississippi River on tbe Arkansas side, and which had headquarters at West Memphis, levied as assessment of 25 cents ncrncrc on land; in elghl counties involved, as ol 1035, Ihe resolution being approved Sept. *2, 1935. The board Tor farmers and other landowners to make protests if there were lo be any complaints, Later, the levee board wet, tbe plaintiffs contend, nt which lime an. equalization program was Btllulcd, lo pieces by Army Lightning fighters. Tile communique says Ihc Jiips haimles:;ly jetllsoncd l.heir bombs whin the Amci'icim plniv.s were sighted speeding lowurd them. Hut the Americans have been doing some bombing on their own In thiil sector. The communique fiiys the .lapancs: main camp nrca at Klskn lias been struck twice more. On lop of thai, three Japanese cargo \esscls In tile Shortland Is- liuid area have been bombed by I.lbcrntors. l!ul results weren't ub- scrved. , ', ' \ And Liberators have teamed up with Hying Fortresses lo hammer positions in Ihc Shorllmid ;.];uul area nnd at Mimda, in Ihc Solomons. < . , I Vfi The Japs also havs made a leeblc •mow ol air strength In the Solomons. Guadalcanal Island was \\- lackcd by thr^c enemy bombers. But no casualties or damage were Inlliclcd. Handlers from Ma'cArlhur's command also have been on the wing. Sixteen tons of explosives have l>cen dumped on Jap airdromes al lla- brud, on New urllain Island. Oilier enemy bases In the Southwest Pacific 1 also have been raided. American medium uombcrs, (lying from India, have made bold daylight altacks on Jap Burma bnscs of Monuywn and Thazi. Uul In China, the enemy push is of Itliang, 1 ' Ihe Japs have hurled of Ichang, the Japs have urled 100.000 men and strong air and tniik forces against the hard pressed Chinese, • . Oprrallng on a Oepamllc front, (he Japs appear lo be bent on taking Ihe wartime capital province, Emlilh, and'perhaps on knocking China oul of the war. the highest purls of Deardslown ID ,i depth of five fed. Kaihoads nnd highways at Foil 'Smith, Ai'Knnsa.s Imvc been Hooded by (he Arkansas lilvcr. And the :ity's chicl walcr uinln lias burst. Chemical Officer Talks To Jaycecs lnlivj for a yas iillaek forc- ilalls in some inciiMirc Ihc ixxssi- ribly of such altack, l.lcul. Hay- inoiid II. Cobble lold the nlyliic- vlllf Junior Chamber of Commerce it a meeting of Ihc group al Hotel Nolilc here last night. Lieul. Cobble, chemk'nl officer ;,l I Ho Mlythcvlllc Army Air Field, Lxpliilned that the trainini; o! both civilians r.nd military • personnel was designed to prevent panic in tlic case of an altack. This end Is attained by in.-iplriin; confidence hi (\\r iiroler.Uvc equipment and (ciicliing the Individual whal to | do In U'.e case of a gas attack, he polnied out. Complrlrxl plans were amuiimied by Louie lM;acs for Ihc Bingo game lo be held at Ihc Armory Thursday night. Proceeds from this activity" will be used lo send cigarettes lo the' men overseas. Newly elected officers of Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce oiis wilh local officers for next vcai will be installed al a banquet June 7. II was announced, Stale officers from Ihc local club are; L. S. IJcnish. president, Jimmy Stevenson, secretary and John McDowell, treasurer. Local officers (or Ihc coming year are; Louis Davis, president; L. E. Isaacs, vice president, Slmou Joseph, secretary; and S. O. Sliellon, treasurer. I'vl. Ralph 1'allon, former member, wns a visitor. Dortmund without lo fl[jlil tlic fire. . enough water New York Stock* A T & T Amer Tobacco Annconda Copper ... Beth Slcel Chrysler Coca Cola Cicn Electric Cien Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Itil Harvester North Am Aviation. Republic. Steel ..... Radio . .;..., Eocnny Vacuum .... Studcbakcr . ' 151 57 1-3 23 .(!•! 3,8 75 1-2 102 1-2 37 1-2 ft2 7-8 42 5-3 10 1-2 07 1-1 , 12 7-8 IB 1-4 .11 1-1 . ,13 1-8 11 7-8 Standard of N J 55 1-2 Texas Corp 4J1 1-2 Packard 45-8 U S Gtccl 65 3-3 July Sep. . Chicago Rye open high low close 01 D3'/i 93'f, 91« 93 'fll',4 Chicago Wheat July open hiali low 144'S 144« 144 close 144 14 05 '" 93Vi 94% 03 Sep, 145 144W 144T4 1441S Livestock T. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, May 25. (UPI—Hog receipts 15,000 head, all salable. Top- prlcc $14.40/180-280 pounds S14.3H- $14.35; 140-160 pounds S13.35-J13.90; sows 413.60-$13,90. ': '•'.• ''• . Gallic receipts 3,100, with 3,000 head salable; calves 1.200, all salable. Slaughter steers S11.50-$15.75; slav\ghtcr heifers $10.15-516.25; mixed yearlings and .heifers $14.00$15.25; stockcr and feeder stcer5 $10.75-$15.50; canners and cullcra $7,50-S11,25; cows J1I.25-*>13.00. Claims First Square The season's first cotton • square; is claimed by Homer J.-W. Riggs, who farms'five miles .west of GpSr ncll. Mr. Rlggs has found a number of squares In his field In which DP. »nd L. 12 -i»rl«ly of cotton was planted April 5. ' Mr, Rlggs' crop is on what Is Known as the CarJ Ledbetter farm,

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