The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 27, 1943 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NKWRPAPB-n ntf vnvmiivi!t«n »«„. "• * •""^ ~ • ^-^ II > VOLUME Xlr-NO. 35. lilytlievlllc Dally News Bij'lhevillc Courier BlythevJllc Herald Mississippi VaUcy Leader DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NOJR^ACT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Today's War Commentary Poland's Future May lie Two Govern menial Fad ions of I lie Soviet IKKIJl IS United to Uio l>i'opit- ffyveni- Quota More Thau Double In Two-Day Auction A High School ' The two-day bond auction sl»j ed by high school students he.,resulted in subscriptions tolalc, $2017, it was announced Jollowi" the final session this morning wl: . students bid for various items; (.' merchandise. A total of snH was pledged lo day mid brought yesterday's lolaj of 5303 to a mark far exceeding the $000 (juoln students had set, for themselves. The SOOO goal represenlcd Ihe cost of an Army jeep, but the amount actually obtained will buy a couple of jeeps and some ammunition lo boot. The auction was sponsored by Ihc freshman civics class. Several members of the freshman ahd''.sopliomore classes "chipped in"'and bid atotal ol $155 for a box of candy, Ihe highest single hid during the hour-Ions auction. Jimmy Allen bid 597 worth of bonds for bacon, cgys and coffee. Roberta Flormaii offered 561 for a pound of sugar. 'A set of glasses cost'Gail Eich 551 in bonds «nd Rudolph Lambert bought $35 worth of bonds for a carton of chewing-gum. lly THOMAS J. DONOIIUF, of United Press It's too early to predict llic uulcomij Polish m.sis, hut one thing serins clear: holdinjj all the tliplomalic aces. Any cfl'oi-t to alleviiilc this crisis by llic other Nations almost ccrlninly will involve 'coiice.s.sioii.s Soviet. The Russians'may have fallen for German ganda bait in breakiiig relalion.s vvilli (} lc [>olisle nicnt in exile. But Moscow has seized on the opportunity to make-heavy (Jolilical capila! out of u-hal seems to have begun ns a brainstorm in the fertile mind of 1'aul Joseph Goebbels. The Immedlale issue, as explained by Moscow, was Poland's request that the International Red Cross Jnvcfitlgalc German claims that the Russians had murdered 12,000 Polish officers and buried them in n common grave near Smolensk, The Russians claim Ihal lhc Germans murdered Ihcsc officers and accuse Ihe Poles of railing in with Ihe Nazi lie lhat Ihcy iiad been filain by the Russians. . Complicated ilackgruuiKl Actually, there are more underlying causes and Ihey reach back over many years—even ccnlurle.s— racial, political and historical. Russia and Poland arc old enemies. The poles once held the Kremlin for a time in 1G10 and laid siege to it in 1617. The Tartars aeiti Cossacks rode roughshod on errands of pillage into Poland, and in 1054, the Czar's armies invaded- Poland lo launch lhc brulal and bloody Thirteen Years War. Poland fought exhausting border wars with liu.wia, on and oil, until she was bled white and <ln 1772 there came the first paiil- tion, In which Russia, Prussia and Austria divided - lhc Polish loot. The second partition, in 11!)3, reduced Poland to one-third of her original dimensions, with Russia again gctllng the lion's share. DuriiiK lhc- insurrection of. 1134, Poland temporarily restored almost all of her territory taken from her but the massivq weight of the nu&!aii:Army finally overwhelmed Poland's patriots u"nd the third partitioning was life result, with Poland wiped from the map. Served As Buffer Poland' was re-born under the . uVersaliles Treaty 'aflcr the .Worjd War. 'And she slood as a so-callert buffer between Russia . and Qcr-^ many iinlil September • 1, 1Q3D. •'•ivlieir the . r aerm'iifi6- ! ?ii;vadt ! tr'-po-' land, and then, \yith Russia, undertook, the fourth partitioning. As the world began to marvel at the' success of Russian arms against the Germans—iVhcn those two finally and inevitably fell out —Soviet- diplomacy assumed a stronger, more emphatic'lone. As- ,'iired finally that upon the Red Army rcslcd lhc best hope of smashing Germany, ftussia—per- haps prematurely — asserted her territorial aspirations before the other great powers. Poland, of course, would suffer, for Russia demanded the entire eastern hair of Poland in llic potl-war sclllc- nient. ' 'There was an obstacle in lhc way, however—namely, lhc Atlantic Charter, which denies big nations Ihe right of territorial aggrandizement al the expense of rmall nations. The Polish government in exile made clear its stand on this mailer and demanded Ihal Poland's pic-war frontiers be rcslorccl. Tension Increased The. execution by Russia of the Iwo Polish socialists, Erlicli and Allcr, In IJcccmbcr ol 1943 poured oil on the smouldering fires and widened Ihe gap belwcen lhc two governments. Russia, llicrclorc, knowing she held all Ihc aces in this game of International power politics, decided, one might deduce, to shout the works. By breaking willi Poland's exile ' government, she he.s left opnn only two alternative.^ to lhc other United Nations. They must either side with lhc Polish view lhat Russia is not entitled lo pre-war Poland's eastern territories, or (hey must recognize the legitimacy of Russia's claims. Russia .icem.5 in no mnorl to compromise. And since a breach in the Unilcd Nations front nl this time might cause irreparable harm, there is a slrong passibilily that the Soviet will get what she wants. Neither side lias displayed moderation in the cvcnt.s leading up lo the diplomatic break. Thus neither side can be expected lo be willing lo concilialc without strong outside pressure being brought to bear. Allied diplomats, umvllting to censure cilher Poland or Russia because of possible grave repercussions, describe lhc diplo- malic break as "unfortunate." Unless a telllcmenl is reached soon, it seems likely that Russia will write off the Polish government in London permanently and set up a second Polish government in exile in Moscow. In such an event, lhc world would wilness Ihe unlovely spectacle of two Polish factions In lhc Allied family, each claiming to represent Poland, similar to the DeGaiille and Giraud factions claiming to represent France. Three City Trucks Haul Trash From Streets and Alleys This Week With the- alleys or Waul One cleaned, three city trucks moved into Ward Two thh morning in lhc annual Clean Up Drive (his week, which i.s to be followed by the beginning ol the inos([iiito conlrol program. The Cily, which is hauling trash free this week, began collecting trash several days ago in Ward One, which includes a large Negro section. Cooperation in having thr trash piled at, the edge of Ihe alley was fair, Mayor E. R. Jackson said today in discussing Ihc need for residents lo have the trash assembled. It is expected that the collecting will lie finished by the end of the j week with lhc trucks moving into i Ward Three' Thursday or Friday. Because Ihe collection of trash is free lliis week.. Mayor .Jackson cmphasi/.cd lhat there was no reason for a cllrly alley aflcr tins program is compelled and that (lie alleys must be cleaned and kepi free of trash and water, if the mosquito program is to b? successful. New Orleans Cotton open high low Mch. . 2013 2014 2011 May . 2031 20« - 2031 July . 2023 2029 20?2 Gel. . 2010 2020 2014 Dec. . 20115 201fi 2010 Arkansas liricfs UTTM;I;<H:K. April T, nii'i —IV. A. McDonnell, stale cliair- riiiiu nf Ihc scciml War I.OSH drive, says Arkansas 'nlrraily bas reached 128.7 per cent nf its fiuota. Arknnsans Iiavn bought more (ban 525 r in,OCO worth of bonds. UTTLK ItOCK, April 27 tlin —Thr. stale Office of W,ir Information h^s been notified of the appointment of n Faycltc- yillc man on the farm wa;in industry advisory committee of Hie War lYoiiitclioti Bo.ird. The new r.ommillcc member is F. F. Slice, manager nf a I'ay- cltcvlllc wagon company. 201*. 2044 2029 '2019 2014 2031 2020 2013 2008 MTTLEKOCK. April3? (rj|-| —Representatives 1 of Arkansas" nine f.ccrcrlilfii schools of nursing arc allcnrting a conference Inrtny on plans for speeding up nursing instruction. Miss Lulu Wolf, a Kcllogj Koundalion worker and professor of nursiusr education al Vanderbilt, will speak during the conference. She says that Anic-.-tca. i I'acinR llic most serious graduate-nurse slinrlagc in its history. VAYKTTEVn.LE, April 27 ' s ^> I—R. K. Short, president "\.v^ s . Arkahsas Farm Bureau v -.'^ (ion and director of the AJiN Sn Farm Bureau, will ad<fr v J*. Farm Buicau meeting in Washington County May I. TUESDAY, Al'Kil, 27, Fnlnl TO H1FLEEMI, I Sev en Other Persons jui'erJ In Highway Collision Last Night IH- 18 Horace Mack Flccinnn, C4. wcll- knoivii mniiljcr of a fninlly which long lias lived al Manila, 'was la- lally Injured Just. night in a u|>.|,- wny IB accident near BVylhcvillc in which seven others received injuries when a car and (ruck had a head-on collision. Afast seriously hurt were Miss Alone JolHir, lli. daughter of Mr ind Mr*. Hill Jolliff of Mnnllii. vlio has a brain Injury and cuts- ''Iss Maxlne Wcalhcrford, n, of fanilFi, who has n brain injury nd fractured lefl arm, and T. w niterasl. 59, Rt. I, city, who has fractured knee cap and ubra- ons. Less .severely hurl were C. C. •oney, 35, n f Luxora, a chest In:y; Corroll Boyd, 20, elly, bend <Jury, and two negroes, Fred Bul- kk and Charles Edward Ncish- ors. both of Blylheville. cut and jrulsed. j Six other men on Ihc triw^ capcd with Injuries which -iiid. require hospilali?ation. ^ Culliiloct Near (Jrossinp The accident occurred • at t'rfif compress crossing at. Dell shortly f'fter n o'clock us. Mr. Kccman and the two young women, riding with mm. ivere en route .'to.'Manlla and Ihe truck, In service'of the S. w. Nichols consti uctlion Company, was traveling toward Blylhpvillc".' It is suit! that the car drjytn by Mr. Flecman, in passing ji'^lowcr moving vehicle, had a hcnd-on collision with the truck. Mr. l-'leeinan, whose chest was (.milled and his- head severely Injured, wns removed to Blylheville Hospital where he was pronounced tlead by the attending; physician. The two young women were resting very well today although tlicir in- Jurics are serious. T'iicy arc al Blylheville Hospital. Also nt this hospital is Carroll Boyii. ildlng in (he front .seal of ihc truck nnd who lias a less serious head injury. C. C. Croncy, owner mid driver of Ihc truck, and T. W.''Pcnlccosl, nlso in ilic-lrifclc, arc rcsliiv very well at \Valls Hospilal. • ..The,truck,, reiilcd by.llie Nichols Company for.woikva'l the air base, wns loaded with sod obtained al a more distant point and being taken to the base. Both the car and front of the truck were severely damaged. '•;.;• Funeral services for Mr. nee- man will be held tomorrow ader- iioon, 2 o'clock, ;Sl Manila Methodist Church with burial to follow in the family eenletcry al Manila The Hev. j. w. Campbell, pastor, will officiate. Pallbearers will be B. J, David Howard Pickens, Bob McKinnon. Grover Snydci'j 1'ctc Ballard. Wil- lifitn BorowsfcJV Joe ffornlicrBer, Jim David and Lonlis Swank. Helped Dcvclnp illanila Mr. Flee man long had been irien- Iliierl with Ilia development of Manila, where' he went 59 years ago from Columbia, Tcnn., his birthplace. fie had spent thai entire time llierc except for (lye years when lie lived at Harrteburg. Ark., but he relumed lo Manila in 1910. Having cxlenstve farmlnj interests,' he also was in Ihc gin business and had real estate holdings In Manila. His life spent in farming, he was greatly Interested in modern methods and long had advocated such practice* as raising the best of livestock. Me was active in promolion of Ihc Mclhodist church there and other nmcinciits which led to development of Ihc village into a modern small town. He is survived by four sons. Fred Flecman of Blythevillc, Charley ,-ind Eugene Cecil Flecman of Manila, and Rusucll Carl Flecman of Lake rorvirlcncc, 1*1.; two diiiiijh- tcrs, Mrs. lioberl Kllllan and Mrs. I.. E. Towniicnd of Manila; four brothers. OcorBC, John. Richard and Francis Flecman of Manila. His wife, Mrs. Oilic Flccman died Sept. 7. Among who will attend the funeral from more distant points will nc his son from lake Providence. Sam Lcvlnc of New York City, A. p. Dale of Ccnlralia. 111., Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Burton of Marked Tree and Mr. • and Mrs. Jack Cote of Forrest City. Ccbb Funeral Home is in charge. Grass Fire Threatens Lion Oil Plant Tanks JT/ircc £« flw '/riaiy.- In Caraway Slayiny LAKH CITV, Ark., April 27. IUPJ--Three persons went on (rial tills iifti'rnooii in circuit Court, chnrgcil with the .-Jnylna of Waller Ksles, u: Caraway, Ark,, slore- 1 keeper. . , The accutcd arc Ihe slain man'.' wife, Mrs. Clcrllc fetes, her sun, Uarncy Nallcy. nnd her brollicr. T. A. Ksterline. Nallcy Is only' Hi years old. EsKTilne Is is. E-s-te.s was found dead In the rear living (iimilnvi of his .->t:»c ul Caraway on January' 13th., Hi- had been sliol and clubbed and apparently had been dead about three days when ihc body was found. Mrs. Estrs was flrsl accused. Uiler cliai'SL's were niod ngnlllst her son after he had led Shei r lll Leon lirottn lo i> diainage ditch wherv a ptstol was fished trb'iu thr ' ->.>r. V SINGLE COPIES FIVE CEN'l> British Lose 17 In Miis s Raid; '] Damage Reported Planes 'cvrific lly United ."moke clouds hung heavy over Hie ticiuiiiii river port mid sieH city or Dulsbiirj; as n rcsuM of one i the most concentlaleil nlr raids »f Heir war. l'i« nrillsh rour-cnglned bombers •iroppe-d cvcryllilnj! from (,«•(> pound incendiaries to four-Ion nlockbus- 'i's on doi-ks, warehouses, steel "Is and nike ovens In Europe's •rgi'sl Inland ixirl. The ex-plosions sent Miiukr blllow- '8 up lo nearly 10.IJDO fcH, 'Hie Hrlllsli losl 17 plinie.s hi Ihc raid. A Drillsh broadens! said the raid «iis the most severe ever made on Cicrinany. it was the &stii on DUIS- biirg. a port slumli'd on the- miiiil „ . . belwcen Ihe lluhr and the lililne. Lnmmal Uep- ''"•' lllld " ulcit « "vc-dny inn in - • ' "AK activity over Huropc, Other KM' forces iverc busy over ralhviiy centers in northwest G'cr- many, the Khlnclinid and tlie Loire Valley In France. Oilier Allied planes iillucked Counly In | shipping off the east coustl of 1 wort: -oh lUreece •\slllmi tij- ' Commissioned ;'!•'•'-i ' iLiemcnant j ; '*('. became dc))- id conn 'led ln(o ' a flrsl UW'KH__ lieutenant He will IcavE lomi spoil lo Camp ouster, Ml. ..icre he will iitlend an Offlms' •frulnlng School for three months before being assigned lo the I'roovsl Marshal's office of the Army. A former inspector of Memphis Police Department ,a |»sltion he held for a number of years, he iu- sijjiicd to accept the position made vacant by the death of John F. Rclnnilltcr. Boasting a lona and succjssful record in police work, his leaving Memphis was considered a blow to the police department there. Since coming to Mississippi County, he had spoken before several; civic groups In a program lo bctler cducale lhc public as lo Us responsibility toward crime. Volunteering in the Army about six months ago, he look an cxahit- nallon at lhat lime but was Inter lout that he probably would not be needed. \ ' A serious fire was averted lale yesterday afternoon when firemen Swaps Cigarettes For Coco- nuls In New Guinea, Pcmiscot Man Says CAftUTHEnsVII.LE, Mo., April 27.—Word of adventure and or promotions comes to relatives and friends of Carnthersvlllc boys on the world's bdltlefronlA'. "We cnt coconuts right oil Ihc trees," write. 1 ! Fred o. Neclcy, with the A i my Signal Corps In New Guinea, to his mother. Mrs. Lctllc Necloy of this' city. "For a couple of cigarettes, Iho native swill brim; you all you can eat. These unlives arc .a hnrd-worklnj; lot, and of grcal help lo our Armed Forces hi clearing jungle roads and all sorts of odd jobs." Fred, a technician lifth class, arrived In New Gulnrn by way of Australia. He apologized to his mother for "not writing sooner, but we have iiccn prclly busy." Rayburn Wilks has been promoted to captain. Stationed at Dyers- Jjui'B Air Base as in.ilructor, Caplain Wilks saw .srimc fierce llijhl- ing In llic Southwest Pacific, as navigator on a Flying Fortress, prior to bis transfer lo the Stales as instructor. The day he loll his base in Ihe Southwest Pacific, his hnmbcr crew buddies lindc him goodbye and look on on a bombing mls'ion. The lasl :ic- counlin; (Japt. Wilks had heard. the crew and plane hm| mi n -- turiicd or been found. Captain Wilks POSMV:.S<;S Ihc l)i'»- linguishcd Flylnp CITO.S and Air Medal. He is Iho son of Mrs. Vir- glo Wilks of near Carulhcrsvi'lc. and entered icrvics in Febnuiry. 1941. Another promotion to captain 11 Hint Elac Musgrave, former bank clerk of this city. He K .slntioiind with the forces In Alaska, nnd is the son of Mrs. E. H. Musgravc and the lute Mr. Musgiave of tins cily. HB one small vessel and leaving'n two-masted .schooner afire and sinking. Onu plain- was lost In these opertalons. A Vichy broadcast says a major movement of Allied sea and air forces was underway nl Gibraltar. A German dl.s'pnlch from Ma ;. .'.I said Gluuillm- hud nil niv raid alarm last night and Unit many British and American pianes pass- over the 1'oik. And the Unllcd States, Secretary of the Navy Knox warns of n possibility of "nultiui'cc iiir raids on inn- east and west coasts. However, he added, Ihe "]>ossl- billly is very remote." Knox says the Germans may try sending .suicide raids of small forces who will attack -without miy expectation of Belling hack. Dill Knox siiys our nlr defenses have Improved grenlly. Army Feiilcd To Esliriuitc Needs, Nelson At Hearing • Charges Five Negroes Join Navy Five Negroes from Missfeipi'1 as U County have enlisted In the Naval WASHINGTON, April 27 IUJ') — War Production Chairman Nelson blames the Army and- Nnvy and the North African invasion for aylallon gasoline shortages. However, he siij's he believes the Army's failure lo csllmalc its sns- olinc needs was an honest failure. Nelson testified .before Itic Truman Committee Inviwllgulliii; Army charges that, high priority rnt- hi(!s given to lhc synlhctlc- rubber program have retarded lhc production of high octane gasoline. Nelson was the first wilness called by the committee. He said the controversy belwcen rubber Director Jeffers and Petroleum Administrator Ickes Is due in "lurgc part to a clash of pcrsonnlllles". Nelson s.-ild Ids whole rubber priorities program Is hi line with (i presidcntal directive based on Ihe Harucli report of minimum requirements and lhat if the rubber program went below the low it would be in a bankrupt position which would be disastrous. Nelson charged lhc Army and Navy with failure lo build up high octane gasoline reserves In .June, 1!MO. when they were ,so advised by the National Defense Advisory Commission. In lhc meantime another controversy flared up belwcen the Truman Committee and Ickes. The Secretary objected lo placing Nelson on lire agenda where his slory would nel "play" in the afternoon papers, while, lie, Ickes was scheduled for lhc morning pa- |>crs. Ickes was irale because Ihere arc more afternoon papers Resistance Grows Tougher In Tunisia; Yankees Now But 10 Miles Mateu: Allies Hold Hope, For Puiching Breach Between Russia, Poland lly lliillril I'rcw The United Nations uic moving "viflly loclay lo nettle (ho feud Ihal has shaltercd iclallons bc- IwiH'ii Hus.sla anil I'oland. There wore these favorable de- VelOpllllMlts; It rent lliilaln and (ho Unllcd !>t(iles lx>f>im tniiiit'illnti! discussions. A Mostutt- dispalcli reveals that Ihe Itussian note, coircclly fender- I'd into Ungllsh, did nol 'lermlualo llsh-Hovltt relations, but merely suspended them. nd Soviet sources In London agree Unit nil curly Healing of the wounds Is entirely passible However, [he missbui.s lay down two conditions lor any selilcmcnl, They Insist Ihal nil political elc- incnts they consldui' hostile lo Hiissln bo eliminated from the Polish government, nnd tlinl 11 new polish cabinet miist be composed sctlle pioblcms unlilcs on whnt rculUtlc Belling ol men ready lo facing tin; two « Ihc IttiKslniui cull The 1'ollsh cabinet mei promised n coiimnmUpie foilh Us stand lali-r on, Mus-cow obs-ci-vci's think the Soviet Union iniiihl inviUi 1'ollsh rc- lUBOOS (o Russia tl) Sl'l lip ,| (JOV- ernmenl ot tlu-lr own If no scille- inent Is readied in London. The llircatened blow to the null- I cd from of Ihe United Nation:) fortunalel.v cmncs nl n il:n<!. when I Ihu fighting lit the Iliissian. (rout Is In a lull. TIII- Soviet noon lom- munlmie today reports only air activity. liuvilan boiiibfi-s sewed direct hits on la plaeie.s at lUl airfield nnd wrecked sevuml military irnms in raids .smith ol Halnknloyii In the nunejls Dasln. And ilu-y touched off a scries of tlrw and explosions In-rnlds on enemy nlr (homes In the northern Caucasus c bisis Our Infautiy Fails Irj'As- iind has I, n c i n • sault On Strongly-Fortified Axis Hill In Auction At Manila Residents o[ Western Mlsslsslmil County dtifi down Into thrtr pock- els Hiitunlay and' bought war bonds lolDlhiH $105,01)0 In lhc third war bond iiucllon sale staged lit Manila. Inspired by,the aucllmu'crlnu of Tom "Due" bcini and .such aill- clcs as a pocket book bcloindnij to Herman Davis, cllcd as one of the 10 (,'i'cnlcsl heroes In World Win- I. mi nlrplaiic model fashioned by a Manila lad,'-Martin riccmnn, who has losl, one lc« and been bedfast for two years because nf cancer, and a carton of clijareltcs soul n sen-Ice man cnlyHo be returned marked "dccen.'icd," Uie Inifio crowd blc| splrllc'illy'ithiouKhcHit the nf- Icnmon in lhc 1 open nlr !.aic, Cakes iinrt pics,/baked by the women of ; Maiillri ( "also stild "like hot cakes"' after Virall Greene, Hlyllicvllle • utlotney who served ovcr.seii.s In ihc first World Wtir. addressed Ihc larne crowd mid the Blyllievlllo Army Air. Field lurnlshcd music by the band, slnn- Ini! by Burnt. Waller Terry and organ music by 6'ct'nt. Uiiii fjcrlli- ncr. Also jnlioduced were MnJ. Curl McKec anil ullici- uffldiils of ho air base here. C. a. Smith and L. O. Na.sli also assisted the committee of Giovcr Snider. Gone Mcciiian, Bob Mc- Kiniion, Alvin "Pinky" Tlpliiu, J. n. ahedd tind \V. W. Fowler, nil of Manila. With a goal (if tl.Ofln.OOO worth of war bonds puid during war bond drives for lhc cnrtim of clg- nrctle.s donated by parents of llic deceased service, man, who never received lhc gill. Auctioneer Dean' wild $22.000 worth of bonds for Ibis article which, a.s usual, was donated for resale. This was the largest sale of the aftcrncon with several groupliu: for the bid. Mrs. Mary Davis, uiolhcr of lhc late Herman Davis, the nationally, •ecaenlml war hero who lived near Manila, donulrd n pur™ her , resulted In a sale of soldier soli had used before, he died, which 2UH) i The airplaiic model, fashioned •y Ihc young Invalid, was his contribution to ihc war effort at this lime lo make a ailc of bonds lo- liillng S2f>00, New York Stock* arc morning newspapers. McNair Leaves Hospital A 'I' ft T AIIK.T Tolwcco ... Aniiconda Copper , "clh Steel than there ! r "lu \-irr " iCr,ca Cola Gen Electric Cicn Motors Montgomery Ward N Y central ALLIED HEADQUARTERS. Norlh Int. Harvester Africa. April 27 (U.P.i- General' North Am Aviation McNair, commander-in-chicr i>[ llic Republic Kteel United Stales Army ground forces, I Uadfo .'." ] is «l> and around again. (sccony Vacuum Although the gnieral's arm Is in sling and Ihe back of hi.s head is covered with a bandage, McNair felt good enough today to Joke about the wounds he received last Friday in Tunisia, He returned lo headquarters from 'lliivlccn Rnids In One Diiy Made On Alcti- !>>' llnlliiil |> n -s<i 'I'he Navy iinninnices 13 iixire - liicks In u slngli) day by Amcil.iin .Jiipiiiu-se h.isu at planes Klskn In tin. AlcinlniiB. The rnltlK wen: curried mil bun- day by darlnn airmen v ho plotted through murky arltc ttiMlliei 'Ihe filers iniulu some hits on Ihc enemy's positions, hut H WHS Impossible lei gel a good picture ol Ihe results. A group of Liberators aho al- Inckcd lhc Japanese Aleutian In.c of Attli bMiidnv. They scoicd,«diiosl hits, on Ihe •nUpliinc -nuittay. * Tlip. Nnvy nlso iiiifwiiiice^'iiii nl- lin:';kon Knhlll iji'lhe Rhoitlantl group of the Calbmons, on Monday. nesiilLs were nnt nnnnunced. Meanwhile, llicrn arc ilidli.Ulons tlinl Gen. MiicAitluir.:is preparing to slortii the •Snlmnniia of the noillieast New Guinea const Allied airplane activity has been reported for three successive days over Ihc Mulio urea Saliunaua. And the 10 miles from latest MncAr- thur cotntiiHiil(|iie reports renewed Allied liinil activity. AD AiistrHlliiii broiidi'iislliij; coin- mission commentator says the ,lnn- anrsc may hnvo abandoned Mubo, the way clear for an Allied allack on Haliimuua, if such Is plfiimcd. Allied filers up In liumiii are on Ihc offensive. Ainerlciiii filers liavc lilnslert (lie huge Thiliiwn nil refinery near Iliuigoon In Southwest Durum; Tiie Drilbh have- turned brick a .fapancse tiirusl agalusl their posl- llcms of lhc Arakiin trout. The enemy bus brai repulsed with con- slderalilc casiKilllcs and the Ilrll- ish now seem to be secure along llicir original lines. The Chinese announce Uml Hie J«l>s Imre cnptiircd Llnhslen let iiorlhcin llonait Province and have made new gains on Ihe western side ol the Talhang 'Mountains in Shansi Province. The said the Japs outnumbered them 10 to one In this tliniler. i!} United, l*r»9 The Allied' advance In;,Tunisia hnti bet n slowed down lo n painful, eshuiistiiiK crnwl by the stcincst kind of Gci man opposition Wc'ic Inlo the hemt of (he enemy's defense mic now, jiaylng lieavlly for e\ery Inch of fillell mid bomb-lorn fjra'iid. 'Itic Americans aic ilnding it lough goln« In ihelr efforts lo break llic. i-!«ht hand side of'ihe mill ilelcnu' nrc (junrding Tunis and Ul/cite. They luuc shi(j- i:cd (heir way lo within 10 miles of Mnlcur- on'this norlhcrn front by capluilnu one mounlnln In violent llghtlnif UUt wlieil they tried to lukc a second mountain .iloug Uic Malcm load lliey wcio 'allowed lo come- within 10 jaids ot Uio hum- mll, Iheli wcic dilven back lo Ihu talloin by Cciinau iirllllciy and mortar fire, 1.IICIH} Miiqs llnhl Cm liifuniiy tiled to lake Mils hill aflcr Allied bombcis, ' li.ul snuishcd at Ibe Nn?l cmpluccmcnLs In iclujs. lijlng to knock Ihem out. Uut the failure of oui ntlatk inieic II plain Hint Uio Na?,l ixislllon nwilil be bioken only after cxccp- llonally stroim mid liilonso-aerial and an HUM y Ijdinbardmcnt Om bombers me workbiK on ihc German strong, point Bright "now. Lhciilieic sloiiR (he cunjiig, 110- inllc balllcllnc, lhc Allies urc Inching Ihcil way Mowly forward but .he enemy all! Is running supplies into 'I mils through Ihe Allied lilockadu there seems lo be no thought In A>vli minds of any \Ulh- t Krlthh Close In - ~ 'Iho UrHlsh Firil nnd Elglfth Aims, wllh Ihe French In bcJAvcen, are closing .In on lhc'-vital (sbiilh- wcstern jiniclioir ol Prfnl'-'Du Pahs 'illls .Junction Ls HIE key lo i,hn whole louttem fi'otit Siui^lffaffi.' A pur troops wilt be able to-pour lluoiigh pnto the plflln^'lcadlns to 1 - 'I'ntili > t- I list Aimy tanks have'Knocked ', out 87 enemy tnnkb In a'wcek of violent righting and arc -slowly neiirinjj ,th c . font, Du - Fiilis-Timi.s- lo.ul 'the French arc within five milci of Pqnt Du Fahs from llic south, and Ihe 8lh Auny Is diivlng in from lhc east. A lieiHtqilfirlcrs spofccshuui describes Iho righting" as "Woody, slub- liorn, fierce, and savage.' On the west, ccntrl front, •'Drillsh lli.'l Auny lioops finally have cleaned up Loue'stop Hill aiul arc williln clghl- miles of .Teboiirbii .luncllon. Farmer Wickard extinguished "burning grass d nC f 10S | C | l ° J?n r , large slo'-agc ' Reserve, They wcrctali Allen c,f F £? ?' Com ^"y on Blythcvillc and Gus Williams, 0. Elm Street. M . Mool - Cr cliarlic s , „' o[ Wind swept flames of burning ' Keker. ' 5C , l , by Vl ^?ry..gardeners at These youths will be sent lo one Iheir plots, until they reached grass near the tanks, where gaso- lhc Firemen extinguished lhc (lames before any damage was done. The car owned by Mis,, Bertie Vastblnder caught fire yesterday iftcrnoon, 4:30 o'clock, on Franklin trcet near East Main from a sho rt n the wiring around the motor Firemen extlnguislied ,,lhe ''fire ocfore much damage wns done of lhc Navy's Great Lakes Train- Ing Slalions where they will '» outlined and receive their training. Ncsro boys 17 years old arc now needed by lhc Navy a.s Mea'ards mates third class with this rating open to all that who qualify. Application may be made al Ihe Navy Recruiting Slallon local- ed on the third floor of the court house In Blylheville, II has been nnnouiiPfd, base hospital accompanied by his nurse nnd an aide. Livestock ST. LOUIS, April. 27 'Ul'l Hogs 10,500 all salable. Top 1-1.60; 18G-310 Ibs 14.G5-H.15; 140-100 Ibs 13.05-14.25; sows 14.3,i-H.tt5. 'Cattle 4,000 all salable. Calves 1,300 all saabe. Slaughter heifers I1-1C.35; mixed yearllnfis and heifers 13-15.50; sleeker and feeder slccrs 11-15.50; canners and cullers 1.50-10.50; cows 11-13. Chicago Wheat oocn high low close » July . H3!J H3',( H2T(, I« H3 Klliricbaki-r Standard of N Texas Corp .. I'atkard . S Sled 55 i..j New York Cotton open high low close Mch. . 1982 I08fi 1070 1985 May . 2008 2014 2007 2014 July . 1095 2000 IS03 2000 Oct. . 1990 I9S3- 1981 1092 L>cc. . 1934 1990 (082 1987 1981 2002 1993 1938 1983 144 144 143>i 14.1?; H3"<- sent. One of a Kinil SAN DIEGO, Cal. (UP) -The Snlvallon Army on the Pacific coasl Is advertising for 25.000 people who only' lipcd one shoe. They can fit either men or women—for one fool. No rationing stamps are needed and Ihcy ask that, stamps for shipping the shoe by mall be ; '^llf This seed-sowing gcnllcman In the blue denims Is none other than Claude Wickard, secretary of ogricuHure, practicing whal ho preaches on his farm near, Lognnsport, Ind. C.^.e Ts Spreads In East; 'Many Jumping Deadline,' '- ' ^ • ^_r^< - - i n K -. • Hy UhUcii •Prjss'.. }''.' Soil coal strikes are spreading In the Ensl, 'itic mines are juinp- Ing .lhc gun. on the Friday' Jliiil- nighl deadline for, the j expiration nt llieir contract agreement with the operators. In western' Pcmi.sylvnnla, .?qmc 15003 miners ll'ave left'their'picks nnd shovels at 25 mines. • ..'..'. In Kentucky, 13,000 miners rc- lused to go baek to work'Until a new contract Is signed. In Alabama, where four thousand quil work ycs- Icrday, 21000 olher miners are,ready to strike su midnight' Friday' aflcr vollng down a local temparaiy agreement with the operators: Even hi Indiana, .which Is'outside the affeclcii AppaJnchiaii area, a walkeut Is threatened ; ' for' FfWay niglit. A Unllcrt Mine Workers official told the operators the Indiana miners would not work'With- oiH a contract, •' — ; The United Mine Workers' policy committee held a critical meeting at 2 p. m. today In New York. ' John L. iLewls, who has declared flally his -150,000 meii will not work without a -new contract, will be there. And he has proinUecl a statement after the meeting. -> 'Hie new walkouts in Pennsylvania today occurred despite a War Labor Board plea lor a peaceful sellle- mcnt of Ihe miner's wage demands. The inliicr^ say the cards are stacked against their demand for ; a two dollar a day wage increase In the War Labor Board. The Pittsburgh coal Company, cue of the'world's largest commercial producers, reports six of Us mines down. Men at llirec oilier Pennsylvania mines who struck yesterday returned to their -jobs today. July . Sep. . Chicago Rye open high loit close 86-S 87 86-S 86T4 86(4 59 !i 89'i 89 . 8-°-!i 88 \

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