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VOLUME ^'B^MlNAMTNBWePAPEROF NOHTHEAbT AHKAN9A8 ANH. SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Blyllievllle Daily News Ulytiicvllle Courier Blylhcvllle }Iernld Mississippi VuUcy Leader Today's War Commentary Sadistic Japs Kruliil Acts Unite U.S. On All Fronts By THOMAS J. DO.NOIIIJK of United Vitas The war against Japan lias just bejrtin for the American people. Sixteen months after Pearl Harbor, we suddenly nave learned tlie true nature of our enemy across the Pacific. We didn't think it could happen lo us—its it has happened lo tlie Chinese—but now we know it can, and did. The pogrom of Tokyo, in which the lives of valiant American aviators were snuffed out to satisfy the sadistic cravings of Jap niililari.sts for the legally-executed bombardment of Japanese cities, has stirred this nation as nothing before. Remember rearl Harbor was a •-• slogan of vague meaning to many people for the event It memorialized was too vast, too impersonal to grip and hold the passions of tlie mass. Bui Ihe murder of the American fliers in wanlon disregard of International taw nnd historic concepts of humanity strikes close to home. There is scarcely a family in the land which hasn't .some close relative serving in tlie armed forces. They, hear of the Tokyo "massacre nnd realize thnt it might liave been their own sons or husbands or fathers as they know at. last that they arc in a fight lo the death against a monstrous system and a merciless mentality. It is academic to discuss whether our German enemy would sink to the level of the Jap in an affair such as this. For so far as we know. Germany has adhered to the. established concepts of international law in the tiealmcnl of war prisoners. The Japs, however, never huve considered themselves bound by any such precepts as the Geneva convention. The frightful Japanese bombardments of undefended Chinese cities are a case in point. Their licentious acts against tlie people of Nanking were so horrible that the western peoples refused to believe them. Tlie sadistic bayoneUing of Chinese, British and Canadian war prisoners "just for practice," was. only one of many heinous crimes committed by the Japanese war lords. It is natural for the American people in their wrath to cry for N vengeance and to demand the e>:e- ..ciitlon of Japanese war prisoners in payment for Ihe murder of the Am^ican fliers. But, that would serve..'no useful purpose, it would give Ihe. Jap' his opening for murdering" IhVniiany't thousands of Am• -EflcahtfiV 'ciylilBJ-jyVJarwU! military alike, who'"Vcniairi In 'his. hands. .Tojo 'and his clique would have no compunctions about seeing their captive countrymen die at American hands. To them, life is cheap. •". Through the American processes of democracy, those responsible for lhc murder of helpless American war prisoners will be brought to justice in due course. With the Lavals, Quislings, Himmlers and other criminals of the European breed, they will same day stand before the bar of world opinion and judgment will be passed upon them. ; It is unlikely however, that threats of eventual retribution will .slay the hands of the Jap warlords from further crimes against decency and humanity. Threats arc meaningless lo them. They bow before only one creed—the creed of superior force. With them, might makes right and in their peculiar way of thinking, the crimes they commit .against their enemy are not crimes at ail but are perfectly justified if they succeed In terrorizing their opponent. Americans, to the Jap, arc no different from an.v other people. The Jap believes he can frighten the United Rtiile.s with his terror tactics into abandoning further attacks against lhc Japanese home islands. How wrong (hat belief is, Japan will find oul in due lime. Americans arc proud of one heritage above all—Iheir stubborn refusal to be intimidated,-, Enemy frightfulness is the one weapon which will infuriate and unit* us as nothing else. The early colonists fought a great war and founded this nation in order to destroy tyranny and oppression. The seizure of our seamen was the primary cause of our entry Into the War of 1812. Spanish cruelty and terrorism in Cuba brought us into the War of 1698. German atrocities against Belgium and the watUou destruction of our .ships .sent us into war in 1917. Now. we find ourselves against an enemy many limes cruder and more ruthless than George Til. the Spanish autocrats, or the German Kaiser. Our fury and our will to win \v\\\ Increase proportionately. Whether this new episode of Jap barbarism will result in a swift Increase of supplies and planes to the Far Eastern theater remains to be seen. It may have been part of. Axis global strategy to so infuriate the United States that it would pull back some of Us forces from the European-African theater and send them into the Pacific at this crucial time. Certainly our military leaders are nwarc of Axis tactics and will not be stampeded into rash actions which might jeopardize our world strategy. It can be said, however, lhat from this day forward, American fighting men in the Pacific and the people at home will redouble Hie weight and number or their blows until Jnpan is crushed. The war has become a personal thing. From now on, it's no quarter Riven nnd none asked. Judge Roland Green Reports Finances Of County At Peak Figure Tli c financial condition of Mis- .••iFsippi County now is sounder than al any time in its history, Ccunly Judge Roland Green told members of the Kiwanis Club at their regular weekly meeting al Hotel Noble here yesterday. Tho speaker offered comparative figures covering the pasl l\vo years of his administration ami told his listeners the county now has no outstanding obligations except a bonded indebtedness of $17,500 for which money Is available but which cannot be retired at Ihis time. Judge Green said'' improvement, in the county general account, during the pasl two years totals $55,071.94. He. also said the' county road fund is better oft by a total of $34,985.41 than it was.,two years ago, and .that the highway turn- back fund increase for .this period is $1400.85, a total of $91,518.20 for these particular funds. Two years ago, he pointed out, the county's bonded indebtedness was $23.000. It has been reduced by $5.500 to its present figure. One of the .'nosl interesting phases of Judge Green's report concerns the county penal farm near Luxora which now is free of debt, nhe entire balance-of. a $8400 mortgage against the farm two years ago has been paid in full, In addiliou to hearing Judge Green's talk, members of the club voted to set aside an amount from the club's funds sufficient to pay expenses of some local youth to Boy's Stnl: al Liltlc Rock next June. Guests at the luncheon meeting included Jimmy Walsh of Blylhe- ville, and Lieut. J. p. Drownson Jr., of Edgewood, Mel. Nelson Makes Plea For More Tin Clans, Collection Salurelay 11. A. Nelson, chairman of the Tin Can Salvage Committee, has again expressed the hops lhat lhc tin can collection In Biylhevillc to be mndc Saturday will produce an abundance of cans, it was announced today. Mr. Nelson said that more cans from the small towns are needed because rationing is sharply reducing the volume of cans heretofore obtained from the large "Hies. Cans should be on the curb in fronl of Ihe mouses by 10 o'clock Salurclay morning, when city trucks will begin their rounds and Boy Scouts from Troops 31 and 38 will assist hi collect-ing, said Mr. Ncl- MESS1N1 FOR DISTRICT 17 F Commissioners Announce That Amount Will Cure I'or Indebtedness //i „ • Taxpayers of Drainage District i', which covers North Mississippi iC,' v , ""?, ll - I>: "' L (lf lhc S01 "» JlMiict, will pay but onc-hnlf of uic t-pcr C( ,|,t assessment tax this year because that sum will be sufficient for Indebtedness due it ivis announced following n meeting Here yesterday .or the commlsslon- Actton of tlie commissioner:! In reducing (he lax for 13« followed HLVTHKVlLhi;, AJMvANSAS, TWmSIMV, Al'KJI, 22, 10-m recent meeting large land owners of n group of and lhc commissioners called by Jmw nolmirt Green ns head of tlu coun- ly. which rcsulled In the district's commissioners being asked to cut the lax, This request was formally complied with In lhc meeting yesterday of the commissioners, H. A. 1-inch. John w. Meyer of Wilson ami V. G. Holland. The approximate 1200 taxpayers who already have paid Ihelr 19-13 taxes will be refunded 50 per ccnl of the drainage district 17 tax paid, it was announced, Unknown Boy 'Owes His Life To Negro Maid Who Couldn't Swim SINGLE'COP1KS F1VB CKN'tx U'nlkcr I'nrk lake yesterdny nfler- noon owes his life to Ihe Instinctive coin-life of « Negro nursemaid who doesn't know how lo swim. 'Ihc Icieiilily of the lilllc boy . u ___ was not known lo lhc nursemaid,' "My fen- bolh, lhc water wns'hol a stroke hi her life, didn't hesltutc a .scrond. Although she didn't know wlii'tlur the walor jvas deep "r shallow, she plunged' In nflcr 'he .spinii'i-inu uuip ijyy, Kortun- wlio 'after (ho accident scared lo find out. Any-yny, licrc's what Kmmn 1'olnUr, Negro tun.se employed by Mr. and Mrs. W. D, Cobb. UO'/i East- Dnvls, walked out (o the Park yesterday nf(crnoon wllh the Cobb children, Danny, 0, nnd Davis, Tlic three standing neni- (lie Inkc bunk watch- Ing the swans. Soon three other over her hsMid, anil sh; ilmsurd <"<> Irluhti'in'd child and herself to mfdy. I-or I lie children who w:re spectators, It, u-as finite ii sitfht. Hut R ".'isn't funny to Kmum bceinisn when it wns nil over she wn.s loo I'.vi-IU'd io n.,k ||| C mime, The llllle (jlrls led IlU' dripping boy away lo Ills home and Mrs. Cobb learned of lhc lu- wlion she ...c, MJI. .IKI.II,^. ouvii initi: uuivi I' lli'hl vvh,ii> ijirt .-..I „ i i children approached Ihe lake, livo , « f , u ',,,'* T,', ,°', i',": llllle ch-ls nml „ hm. •!!,» ion-,. !„...'„."" ' H 1 . 11 " 1 '>' K. lo (|1 S llllle girls anil u hoy. The "itr sonkrd clothing hy tho fire, President Camacho liids Roosevelt Ailieii i CORl'US CHRIST!, Tex., Apr. 'J2 IU.I>.) — President Manuel Avll'ji Camncho has returned lo Mexico nflcr his historic conferences wltji President Rooscvrlt. ' Hc bid adieu id Mr. Roosevelt (Vli. Insl- nlglit «l Corpus ChrLstl, 't'cx'HS, j., . . n > u . ... Unrlicr, I'rcsldciu and Senorn >P I HI ,UUU lo Meet Camacho accompanied President ssissi(3)>i County Needs and Mrs. IlooscvEll on an Inspect. tion tour of the Corpus chrlsll naval uir .stnllon. be decided this P:ill | Fl 'oin elaborate Mexican dlshtk lo hot dogs went the chronotoglcili It whether the 4 per cenl tax on segment will be collected ncxl yenr or whether only Iwo per cent will be collected as the levy Is made each ;year. Tax Small in Town Land Li assessed from 58 to SVO per acre valuation In this district with a very small tax on town property. It is understood. fieductioiuin lhc Drainage DLs- likt 17 luxes wns sought after purchase of the bonds from the RFC, by Ihe Jefferson standard Life Insurance Company, mndc it impossible for bonds to be paid off 'except when due as the new owners refused to continue a practice allowed by the-HFC. The disirict owes the life insurance company n total of $1,175,000 but owes only the interest until 194C ns bonds have been paid off up until that year, along wllh bonds of 1909 and 1370, Ihe flnnl tivo due. When Drainage Dislricl 17 was refinanced by the RI'J, the debtors were allowed to pay off any indebtedness when iwssible, which practice lias been iollovvcd. but- purchase of the bonds by-the'in- surance -company;, -a-.month- azo changed the program"'planned by the district's commissioners. Value of Bunds .High Declining to accept any advance payments unless the district paid 103 per cent of Ihe price pnid the RFC for lhc bonds, lhc company will be paid only the interest until 1946 when tlic bond payments will be started again and continue through 1068. The anticipated revenue in 1Q43, if n full rate of four percent had been collected, would have netted $154,154, plus other revenue fronl land sale and rentals which would boost the revenue up to $108,700, it is said. It is estimated thai only S57.250 is aclually needed to pay the interest, which Is 4 per cent. Cutting the taxes in half will still collect- $121,777 from all sources, according to the auditor's report, or $54,527 more than is needed it is said. Tn asking the commissioners to cut the tax, the group of land owners and County Judge Green T table of the two prusiden^. iliune They stnrlwi off with Mexican style chicken and renewed friendship pledges over frankfurters Ui the mess hall of Ihu sailors. } Senora Camacho and Mrs. Hoosit veil lunched with the WAVES at Hie uir stntlon. KIUEOJBM Ben West," 1 5, Fatally Injured When Tractor Ovei'ltinis On Him Ben West, 15, -son of K. A.< West of E'towah/ and grandson of- lirs. S. D, Smith, with whom he made his home, was killed at midnight. Tuesday when the tractor ho was driving, home overturned, killing him instantly. ' ,. v .H',s; l-wo,co|ii|raijions, J. B. MPAn Knlglit'nn'd "thurman Cole, jumppd- to safety, but I5:n was tra|>i>cd under tlie tractor as hc jumped. The entire sophomore clnss of Mlsco High Schoool at West. Eidge, Ark., six miles north of Lcpnnto] had been to a picture show parly at Lcpnnto in n trailer pulled by the tractor. All (he students liad been taken to their respective homes nnd Ihe three boys were returning the tractor. West prevailed upon the A °>' " jM'll Iwo counties, nlreiiiiy having exceeded their intolas, the second War f.onn Ciiinpalnn of Northeast . Arkansas Is well underway bin innriy more bonds must hc pur- cliased if the district makes an outstanding showing, 11 wns im- ncunccd lodny by Sam II. Williams, district i.-liiiliiiian. Potmen County, with n i[uoli\ 'of 5181,000. already has turned In f 197.1)110 for purchase of bonds to It'Ul the district In percentage. 'Ihe [-listen) half of Cliiy Cininly has purclmscd bonds lotullnn slljjlilly more Hum the cinolii of Mississippi Counly, with n iiuoin of $570,0(10, needs lo buy $MI,000 worth ol bonds lo meet lis iiuoln which Is CHimll.v divided between lh c North mill South parts of tlic county. Holh the Norlli half and I South end. of which John W, Meyers Is co-clialminn, lire being asked to push lhc drive so that llio fiwiii limy be reached by Satin-day. It wns announced today by i\rr. Wlllinms and Ley Kiel), co-cliulr- meu. Crnlghcad County, wllh a quoin of $2(i5.000, needs lo ,buy sno.000 wojth of bonds to ii'iccl' |ls nild'ta.' ~ (juotii .set for JOiids lolaflng live been (Hircliascd by flfiTILLERl FIRE E I rapped Germans Throw Counter - Attacks British Lines At It) ttnlltd 1'rr.s.H The I'orncred at'rniaiu, In Tunisia are hallcrum Ihe llrltlsh rlim of stei'l In costly unit fill lie coun- tiT-ntlncks, . Hecklng lo prolonii lhc Inevllnblu nnd perhaps uubulnnce Ihe Allied siege armies, the Cloimiius struck heavily by mooulliihl with Infantry and tanks. Tim Drltlsh .Hi*l. Army cnimhl the full Impikcj. ol lhc Cicrnuir chai'KC iilong ](:iiKi!!ii Dldiic. tow miles cast of Mi-djra-d-nnh, Five Ihoiisaiul 1 Cicrinau In(nnlryinei) ennui Miiwlini; out of Ihelr posl- lions inul ndviinccd up Iho sltipu of iho rldi{c--filralRlil Into nn In- fi'rno of ni'itlsh iirllllcry Ih-e. 'Vv|.>> .Ali.ick ll.-illdi Tho Ililllsh nunuers threw n founhihi of shcllM ill Ihe enemy, bill Ihe vole run ()i?rm:ins wndcd through lhc hiirVniie as far as lhc rand runiilnn sotilli '(rom Mi-d,.... •iliciv, the enerjiy nttai-k was pinned down n'ii(l"KJa|ipc(t. As dawn llijhli-d the [lo|il, Ihe aim of thi llrltlsh cunticrs unproved, lenrlng U. S. Bombers Rain Destruction On Nauru Island llv United I'rna Anioriciiii nviiitoi's, defying .Japan's Imlwi'ous 'treatment ol wiif prisoners, have raided Nauru, one • of the Gilbert isltinds pi'otccliiiK the npprouchc.s lo the jrrcat enemy naval Truk. groat ip the '(.termini ranks. A.9 f -:-'."P. T,,..., urcrne Coiiiily, $250,OCO residents there. With a total quoin of $1,002000 for the district, the total amount subscribed up null! yesterday was *l,250.7.')5. which is not as oul- slandlnu record us .some counties of tlie stiilc, It wa.s pointed out, Sei'li Srrra's Cnnurlnttmi SAN DIEGO. Gal. (UPi-Mam- . bers of the Francis can Orrlcr on thc Pacific coast have launched n i .. . • --*•« ^ -...v i iiv.ii n, Llfllhlf uo other boys, who were expert-[movement for the him dr ''lOlllC. atlon Ihe few remaining miles ;Scrr«i. Ihe Franciscan monkT'So were iieanng homelbiiill the chnln «f Spanish missions cenlury from ! r uincisco, r causing sullcd In the Introdiiclloii of Span- T-,, „ tnrn ovcr - l lsl > culture into Ihe stale and The youth «m born and reared which still remains one of t c il,^ I r^*!"S'? 1Connl » ln "^ «>1».'("1 -l>ocis of modern when the youth sought to'pass ulln the lath pnrked car on the highway, lhc 1 Diego lo Sail Kniiiclsco "which' tractor ran upon the fender '- -•••• i "II.I.-.LII, WJIICD the Iractor to tn lhc her community. I' rai5c " Livestock ST. LOUIS. April 22 (U.p.l—Hogs 9.000. all salable. Top $14.85; 180 lo 310 pounds $14.75 to 514.80: )4f> lo 160 pounds $13.75 lo $14.35; sows $14.35 to $14.85. Cattle receipts, 3.600 .head with i.oOO salable; calves 1,000. all salable. Slaughter steers $12.00 10 $11.25; .slaughter heifers Sll.OO to MG.25; mixed yearlings and heifers $13.00 to $15.50; stockcr and feeder steers $11.00 to $15.50; canners and cutlers $7.00 to $10.50; cows $1100 to S 13.00 Modern Battleship Proves Its Worth WASHINGTON, Apr. 22 (UP) -'The Truman Committee reports that Die effeclivencss of the anti-hircraft fire of a modern battleship was demonstrated by the new thirty-five thousand ton South Dakota "which, some months ago, successfully sustained a heavy air attack" The committee did not specify time or place of the attack. It was recalled, however, that the Navy reported in January that on Octobsr 2Gth, 1942, an American battleship hi the South Pacific hnd shot down 32 Japanese aircraft during a hat- lie of less than 30 minutes actual fighting time. The Navy described It as "the heaviest air attack yet made on a battleship." district 's administra- lion for having the district in such an excellent .shajx;. Assessments Lowered Pointing out that Uic 3S,000 acres of woodlands. Inadequately drained and outside of the present levee system, had been changed to adequately drained and protected rich farming lands and town property, it also wa.s pointed out that Hie annual tax from this area had been reduced from seven per cent of the assessment lo the present rate. When the district \vtis refinanced, the debt was reduced from $3,600.000 to $1,660,000 and since that lime, the district has paid all of Us obligations, including the purchase of about $300.000 In lands and flowagc 'rights In the present new floodway, 'it has ^participated in spending $307,000 for rehabilitation work and has paid principal hi advance on the bond issue. In asking the commissioners lo reduce the taxilevy, in the future, a number of land owners pointed out that an owner having or wanting to sell his land would not be compensated for the many years in advance on which'' he had paid Drainage District 17 taxes lo make lhc tax money a total loss to him. Pointing out lhal paying taxes in advance is nothing tangible and would not increase the owner's equity in the land, tho tax payer* told the commissioners they preferred to pay only the amount necessary each year to take care of expenses as they were due. Drainage District 17 roughly includes all landowners of urban and rural properly north of the JLC and E. Railroad to the Missouri line, cast of Barfield, west of Dsll and southwest on down to the Polnscll County linrf a nd west across the Floodway lo 'Craiiihead Counly. Moie clothes and cloth arc , no - vidcd for mankind by cotton than ' pro- . Besides his father nnd grandmother, he is survived by four sis"^ HaMl n »<l Helen West of Elo"""• Ml ' s - Kathryn u Hammtclic and Mrs. Raymond Lander:;, all of bt. loins; two brothers in the service, James West in California, and Rnlph West, Jr., somewhere In the South Pacific. . Funeral services were concluded in Garden Point Cemetery at Eto- wnh llmrstfay at 2 p. m . by Ihe Rev. Carl Appllng. New Orleans Cotton Mch. May July Oct. Dec. . July . Sep. . open high low close pr.cl. 200(> 2015 2005 2012 20M 2045 2053 2044 2052 2011 202C 2035 2034 2034 20£> 2013 2022 2012 2021 2013 2008 201U 2008 2015 21X13 Chicago Rye open hif>h kr.v clinc |>r ••'. 87 Id BO 1 ?; 87". 807, 80 ?!, 87-7 80 \- 8.1"- /-, ., . . ,.r IUKMLJ^J California life, ft dikes years however, for the process of canon- isation lo be carried through Uic various Iribunals nnd rolas of the Vatican. I.S AOELKS, Cal. (UP)—While •Communism Is the grent bogey mini for the average American as regards Hu.ssin. Dr. Wonnl A. I'iatt. professor of philosophy at the University of California, .suys Hint as a matter of fiict only a fraction of the Kussian people arc members of the Communist parly, and only a few Russians could understand Hie nb.strusc reasoning of Carl Marx. He states lhat both Lenin nnd Stalin have been guld- cd more by expediency than by Marx's dogma. New York Cotlon Mar. . May . .Inly . Oct. . Dec. . o|)rm high 1970 1982 2018 2C42 WD1 2C05 1MB I!)S5 IBM loan bw clo>c pr.cl. 107!) 1087 \W>. 2tl(i Zlfi'i 2015 l!)0t 200) 1080 MM 1981 1!)8V 10% 1088 The 3:nth Cluiinan Infnntiy division, anil thn' llrM,' second am third Imtlnllons of (he Ilci'mn'm GHwIiig Hcslniont tried to brciik nil Ihc'cnmigfinenl. 'n<ey fell back under lhc Jn.slihifi of llrlll.ili nr- llllory inul then: from CO lo HO Ocriiuni (links lumbincd oul Iiil-j lhc Held, as • (hough seeking tn cover the Infantry wtlhchnwal. »y now,, llu) Hi Illsh had llio enemy cold.." The • limbs cnught the full lilii'sl nl their nuns which sprayed i lhc-'baUlclleld with tlic black smoke • of ..bursllnt: shells and nrniiKC colored iliime. Twenty- seven German tanks. Including lw< mon.stur, . 02 • tanners were led smokhiK wrecks. The Gcrmim nt- lia'k ii'n.s- biokcii decisively mul U hiuln't, galiieda'n Inch. Five hundred German prisoners were Inkcn, ILiUiujtc' Ktops I'm-. Cn the,: Eighth Army fronl tn the cast, north of OJcbcl Onicl am! Knndavlllc, " Ilia Germans trte (isnln, Tliey sent gvcr two majoi countcr-ntlaoks , with Ihelr best Ircops. And '.-again, the Impciin: ginmcis nn.llod them. with a 'massed' artillery hniniuc which cost the . heavily. The 'Eighths-Army.' nghlhiK .)U way forward'y'ni(I by bitter yafii hns about 10 iinllcs lo go ll|rou«l Ihe rujjgctj hiil.s before It rent-lie's Bon Flcha. Once 11 lakes that town, thn road In Tunis will become easier, for the hilts above Bon I'lclui Riinlually .fade away Into the coastal plains leading to Tunis. >! In the Vilr ovcr Tunisia, Ihe Allies have things pretty much llich own way. Despite unfavorable wcu- Iher. our. plutics attacked enemy airfields anil p'oslltons with bnniL-s nnd machine guns. 'Hie destrnc- llon of 14 more oiicmy planes was rcvculcfl in today's 'A|llc'<l com- munlmie agalnsl the loss of four Allied craft.- . In addition, light naval forces sank a small cnrmy supply, ship r^f'hwcM of Sicily on 'niculay nlghl. Tlic night before, light Allied coiislai: forces rim into n flotilla of Gorman torpedo boats Blzcrlc. One of near enemy "E" lioals was fcl afire nnd others worn hit before they retired, Our forces returned to base unscnlhcd, although they underwent an additional ntlncJ: by enemy fighter planes. r ,, Stewart Answers Criticism Of FSA Ll'JTMi RQCK. April 22. (UP* - llcglomil FHA Director A. I). Sli<w- nrt siiy.'f Hint the Minn Kccurlty Adminlslrntlon Is Jusl as inixlons lo preserve the principles of do- ntocracv as Is any member of lhc medical profc.sslon. Thnt WHS his answer lo slatcmcnls made by Dr. II. ». R:iliblns. rellrlng president of Hie Arkansas Mcdlcnl Society Stownrl said lhat the entire FSA is engaged solely In assisting fiirm families of the lower Income brnck- cl. And he challenges Dr. Iiobblns to polnl oul anylhliiR unellilcal 1D85 or undemocratic about the FSA. Blytheville Women Make Impressive Record In Kniuiug Garments For Soldiers and Sailors 'Hie cold weather of some cmm- Irics is being endured by wrvirc men because of kniltlng clone hy Blylhcvillc women who have mads an enviable record since tlic peel was started three years s Those sweaters, socks, Iicimris, gloves, wristlets and mufflers which have warmed many bodic.s woic knitted by at least 150 Jilythrvii!^ women with Mrs. W. p Hrrurr and Mrs. VV. M. Taylor loppirc the list In the amount of time .ii«"t in this humane elf on. Mrs. Brewer Tops List With an official IJed Grots nc- ord of 2130 hours, which is fur loo low for lhc number ot hours estimated In making a ganr.i'm. Mrs. Brewer has knitted 11 Ions sleeve sweaters. Nol only arc these SUT.UOIS among the most difficult of articles, but these were the lnrff>i sizes to make her record even more worthy, according to Mrs. C. W. Afllick. chairman of lhc knitting division of the Red Cross. Mrs. Taylor Knits Sorks Knitting all the socks the Red Cross has asked lhc Chlckasawba District to supply Is the record of Mrs. w. M, Taylor whose official number of hours Is listed at n-18, according to the number knitted. In addition to the Mirks, she also has knitted many hclmcls, wristlets and sleeveless swMlrcs. Third honors go to Mrs. W. A. Slickmon who has 815 knitliiiG hours to her credit, having fashioned 40 sleeveless sweaters and one helmet. Mrs. C. W. Affllrk. In adflillim lo (iirccling this lni|ioilant work, has knitted 815 hours fur fourth honors. Making of wristlets and mufflers has been Mrs. S. !'. era (ton's .toll will! 738 hours lo her credit. Mrs, B. a. Mason, vho had charge of Ihe knitting for almost two years, also has found time to put In 705 hours of knlllliig More lhan 400 hours of kntlllng hns been done by Mrs. Bay Worth- mgton nnd Mrs. Hunter C. Sims Many have done as much ns 300 hours Of knitting with Mrs Farnsworth .. Black, Mrs. S, Jlcdcl Mrs. A. . , Haley, Mrs. Leslie Hooper, Mrs. B. M. Mnllhcws, Mrs. A. G Lilllc, Mrs. T. J. Maltan ntid Mrs. Ross Stevens Included In Ihls grou|>. v, , In addition to knitting during their leisure hours, many of these knitters ako cto much sewing and making ot surgical dressings for the Red Cross lo make « full program for Ihem as they contribute to the war effort. Prior to Iftst July, Ihe local lied Cross knitted both for military and civilian purposes of the war bill since lhat lime all of the yarn received hns been for articles to go lo the Navy nnd Army only. It WHS u heavy raid, und tlie Nuvy reports thai much HIKO WHH dona lo Jnpaiitiso iiwlnl!iil!ons. Five and pos- Hilily KUVCII JiipiincM lijjlitcr plnucx were .shot down. And this tinio, UK; Jnps didn't But ntiy pi'isoucj'.s. All of'tjic large roiro of Amerk'im hoiiiljm-H returned safo'ly t« Ifioir base—' lioliovcd to hu Hciulersoii Field—<icspito intense cnoniy anil- ' ™ '" flflVI'd^'i t'ti'fi Hand '- To - Hand Fighting Murks Efforts To Break Caucasus Line lly lfiilU-,1 I'icx, 'A Hu'sslaii wall of men ami nuns 1ms uentcn down another violent German iihihl iiltnck In the Cuu- cnsus, The Nir/.ls altneked hciivlly under Ihu cover of dnrknc.w, And at lh« helKht of the iltihllni!, some of their speni|iolnt;i Imllcrcd their Wiiy deep Into the Soviet linn. • V'olcnt hand-lrj-huml H«hHnK followed. The Jlusslam lot (owe. on the. ntliickcrs with a hall of morliir and machine-nun, lire. Tho (.pcurpolnu we IT; clipped oil mid some •!()!) enemy soldiers annihilated. And the entire iildick was l)iis.slii».s now lire using ' beaten The strong uir'forces In support (hel? ground troops, in tome mosl violent uh- battles of of eastern wiir. they shot down close to 100 enemy planes during the past two days. '. The niiKtlniu miiy be Innding troops from the niack E«a by menus. of their powerful Bliick hea llcol. Herlln tay.s troops lihvc been landed west or Novorossisk nnd have renewed their attacks on the Uermnn-hckl port hut K o fur, Miys, Doilin, thoy'vo.failed to pcnertalc, tlie, Niul ilcfcnscs. Stale Technician Here For Clinic With Mobile X- Ray Equipment More than Ma person* were given X-ray exuinlniitlon in a free two- day tuberculosis elinlo at the American l*gton hut here ycslonlny antl Tuesday. Mobile X-ray cnulp- ment of the Stale Health Department wns used |n tho clinic under lire suiwivision of Miss Grace Huberts of Little flock, health department technician, nnd IX K C. Hiidd of mylhcvlllc, Mississippi County llcaltli Unit director. Those given 3C-r«y examination ncludcd contact-s, susiicct.s and known case.';. A.s soon i\x the • X- iifrcrnfl fire'. Second April Raid Nauru Island In the Gilbert isroup Is-about, 700 miles northeast of CIUfidalciiiKil. ' and some IfKM miles gnullieasl of Truk. where the Japs are known lo maintain :i powerful naval force, 'nils-' Is Ihe second lime Nauru has been"raided within a rnonlh. i . >:•' The Nauru inld wns carried out by daylight Wednesday, cast Icnv Iliuld lime, Thai's,Tueiday,in 11)6 United Slalcs. The :nl8hl •• before I.ibcrnlor : bombers ' raided .'.'Niimn Nuninhiirbor on Bougainville Island In lhc northwestern Solomons. Bad wealhcr prevented observation of results. •'.'.'.' And his'o' oil Tuesday, United Stales ilmo, ip rsliLs, were'c«rrl2<i out naalnsl Klska,: the jnp-cccii- plcd base In the Aleutians. Hit's wore scored .on. thn . runway nnd camp area.- Klskn has.-been raided 113 times «> fur Ihls month. (Irralcr Determination AN nn aftermath of the revelation that Japan has executed some of Ilic' American filers who raided Tokyo, Ihred things become clear: 1—Thai wo. will not -cxiicl our vengeance against defenseless Jnp- iincsc prisoners of war, but will impose stern justice on Ihe officials responsible. 2—-Thill Tokyo hns deliberately planned this campaign of frlght- I'nlnc.s.i In «ti attempt' to. prevent. air raids on her homeland,'and merely Ignoring'that,the J«|K first laldcd Pearl .Harbor. . . '"•-..' ;i—Thnt .we wljl prosecute UiCi- war ngiilnsl ' "Brealcr delermlnatlou than over, but thnt our grand -strategy, Ihe: decision." - (;f Casuulancn.Xwiirnot be-chimsod luMiKcl the ai(g(<r of an aroused America; • : Al nn advanced South Paclfii; busc, Lieut,,,, pen. Mlllard, .Harmon predicts;iltml -'the'Ja'ps;'will-:sultciv- hoayy losses' on all ^fronts during the !8u miner.- '. ' .'.,' Tllj general—comiiiriniler of Army forces in the Srnth Pacific— sluto*, Hint American Airmen- arc far superior to' lhc,Japanese fliers,Waring Says Losses In Tunisia Terrific WASHINGTON, April 22 (UP) Niitlonn! •.. Conininndcr Roanc 'fliiB of lhc •American Legion, Just back 'frotiV : Tunisla, says'Aincr- Icaii ciisiiiijtles have been "terrlllc." •fie." ' • .; '.-;•. . •• , He adits tha(, the worst is yet lo conic. "There tire mniiy more cas- mltics than have • been aiuiouiic- cd,". lie soys,. "ruirl there will be many more before the North African .campaign Is over." He call-, the Afrlqiin fcampaign "just an incident" preparing "for n more serious battle In Europe. The..Legion chief said at a press :onfcf<mca that we have lost a.lot ., luinti WIH.M Lijtii/ VM; navu lu^v it \\I\, ray ncBiUlvcs arc dcveojicd and of maierlal. We have taken a lot examined these persons will be not-! of h ^ r(1 b , OWSj hc say5 , bul . t)Ka Iflcd of the results Ihrough counly health mill officials licr who took advn poi-tunlty to have X-rays mndc ncludcd many public school teachers. In addlllnn lo Dr. Build and Miss HoberUi. lhc clinic here was comlnclcd wllh Die aid of other mcdliers «f the county health .stuff tnclutllii" Mips Annbel Bryant, nurse; Mrs. Irma Hunch, clerk; Mrs. I.ucy H. Miller of Osccola, nurse; Sam Littleton, counly san- larlnu. FJIcn Smith, Negro nurse, to be ex|Mctetl. He says , cas- , ,, . ,>>- ials, 'Hie num- , mltlci ttnnolmcc(1 ,,y Gen. Eiscn- iil9B« of the op- ,, owcr n ' rc tor lhc T.ii.lsiaii cam- palgn only nnd do not Include other North'.-' African operations. He describes the Tunisian campaign as "a preliminary skirmish" to the big battle '611 the continent. "Our soldiers have had Ihc'most magnificent training in. the world," lie says, "bill nil the-practice In the world won't do what battle' experience can." ' ' , ' nntl a of volunteer workers iicltHtlni; iMrs. Ardcn n. Crowxlcr, R. N.. Mrs. 0. Bildd, B. N., Mrs. Deity JDchnar. Miss Polly Wllscii. Miss Patty June Davis and Miss MclliinlcLs of Luxorn. Tlir; 'clinic wns part of u series sponsored by the State. Health DJ- iinrtniciit I" an effort lo bring tha :llsease under belter control hroiifih early diagnosis and prc Wilatlvc measures. New York Stocks 1 T it T \uicr Tobacco Mutconda Copper .. Beth Steel ihryslcr Icca Cola ;cn Klcctric C;cn Motors Montgomery Ward ^ Y Central nt liarvcsler ^Icrth Am Aviallon icputllc Steel Radio Kocoiiy Vacuum ... Sludebaker Standard of N J Texas Corp Packard 55 3-3 29 1-2 G1 1-4 72 7-8 9D 35 3-1 50 3!) 7-3 II 3-4 67 1-2 13 3-8 17 1-8 ,. 123-4 .. 11 1-8 .. 53 3-8 .. 48 1-2 ,. 43-4 U S Steel 55 3-8 Chicago Wheat open hi»h low close pr.cl. July . H3H 143',i H3JS Sep. . 144'.i 144-)! 14415 144V- 144v{, Rooms Needed For More Guests Relatives of 31 graduating cadets from Blytheville Army Air Field will have to miss seeing, their tov.-. cd ones lit this important occasion unless places can be found for them to sleep. This was announced today hy lhc Chamber of Commerce, which now conducts a free Housing Burau. Several hundred visitors will begin arriving Monday for the graduation, lo be held Thursday, and already all hotel rooms arc filled, 11 was said. • . • People not usually renting rooms arc asked to rent a bedroom for several days during the coming week as a patriotic gesture to those who soon probably will be on active duly overseas. "The ptople. of Blytheville liayij resixmded graciously lo all calls but we arc stumped this lime for !ack of 31 bedrooms. It we obtain these rooms we will have made 31 graduates and their fnmtllr.'i lial>- and nt the same time we will ic doing our bit in the war effort", said clarence H. Wilson, president, n urging the people to open their ionics. • " Cnlls are talcen at 2013.

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