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BLYTHEV1BLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTIIEA ST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME XL-NO. 38. Hlylhcvllle Dally News Hlytlicvllle Courier Blythevlltc Herald' Mississippi Valley Leader lU.YTHKVll-UC, AUKAiNSAS, FRIDAY, AI'UII, iH), 10II! Lewis Reopens Demands For Direct Negotiations In Answering Ultimatum Today's War Commentary Fewer Sinkings Aiili-Sub Campaign Shows Results lly THOMAS J. DONOIIDE of Hulled I'tess A compilation of aiiUiurilalivi! oslinuiU'.s slunv.s dial, llic .submarine menace in in fair way of being mastered by autumn. Admiral ICmc.sl ,J. Kinjj, chief of naval opcnilions, gives j it six more months al the outside. The Truman committee believes the U-boals will be licked during the last half of tins year or the beginning of liU'l. Sources in London are inclined to agree, providing the American shipbuilding program is carried through on schedule. There is reason to believe thai *-. • the 1942 net loss of one million' tons of United Nations shipping will not be mulched in 1943. We are In the midst of the peak German submarine oflensive right now, yet sinkings have declined in recent weeks. March was a bad month, worse than February, but April, according to present indications, may be considerably better. Shipyards Specil Up American shipyards built slightly more than eight million dead weight tons of nierchant shipping in 1942. In 1943, American shipyards will turn out more than 18 million tons of shipping. The Germans would have to sink almost twice as many Allied ships this year us they did last year even lo keep abreast of new construction. "Of 'course, it-isn't our objective jri'ercly • to build ' more ships .than tlie Germans' can -sink. .The objective Ls-to get the great.and growing flood of ships safely lo; theli destinations and back again, d cririis .Inlact lhc products splllint out of- American war factories;,';> There'is quiet confidence on the part of the Navy and shipbuilders that this objective will be acc6in- plishcd. The recent Truman coin- irilitcc report declared flatly: > .."We may confidently expect thn .1 - -:-., ..-:.:.,„., fnctiacc^will .bcvmet.j''"^ 1 . IN CM Leaves Question Of Ordering Miners Back Work Unanswered John lly United Press L. Lewis has replied lo Williams and Lich Report .On Viclovy Bond Drive For April President Roosevelt's no-strike ulliiimliim with renewed deimimh that direct negotiations be resum- A'. C. Norton Here To Succeed Itrooka Market Coutlilions Cause- fee live Sunday by< the. construction and operation of subchasers, escort vessels and corvettes." : Until now. production of those spunky little .ships lias been far from satisfactory. We have turned out fin enormous number of destroyers, but they ' are being < used primarily in combat operations with naval lask forces and fleet unit. 1 ). They were not designed for escort duty. Many Still at Dock Consequently, the burden of pro- A report by Sam H. Williams, lairman of the Victory Fund Committee, and Loy n. Rich, chairman of the War Savings Staff, released today showed that Mlssls- ,ippi County citizens bought more lhan a million dollars worth of War Bonds during the Victory Fund Campaign conducted this month. The quota assigned the county was $570,COC and Hie tola! in bonds bought nearly doubled that amount. Reports of -sales arc sllll coming in and these'will be added. .The job was clone ill Mississippi County without counting any bonds which banks may huvc purchased, and tliis is .expected to swell the tolal to well over a million and a half dollars, it was announced. the cainpa|gn,f Mr. Williams and Mr. Elch saffl: "The results of this campaign conducted without much fanfare or hullaboloo. demonstrate, vcrj conclusively, lhat citizens of Mississippi County know lhat there is a war going on and that they .ntend to have their full part in it. The many hundreds of Mississippi County sons who hnve gone to war can well know lhat ;hc folks back home .arc pulling Ihcir dollars where they tcction for merchant ships fallen upon the subchasers, has the destroyer escort, and the corvette. Tlie subchasers are of two types— the 110-foot wooden Vessel and the 180-foot steel craft. But many of. these still arc tied up at docks, awaiting the installation of engines, production of which has been delayed by 'experimentation, drsigii change and diversion of critical parts to other uses. The destroyer escorts arc of two types—one 283 feet long, the other about 300 feet. They arc faster than subchasers, adaptable to mass production, more heavily armed, with a longer range and they arc very seaworthy—in short, the destroyer escort Is n miniature destroyer. Corvettes are considered slightly inferior to the destroyer escort vessel but, they are performing yeoman service for both the lirit- ish and Canadian navies. The United States is building corvettes now. with some modification in design. Veteran naval men, drawing on Allied experience in the World War. fully expect lhat this year's production of subchasers, destroyer escorts and corvettes will go far toward defeating the submarines. . The results of the vast escort vcs.sc! construction program ate expected to be felt hy Fall when these Irim lillle boats begin going to sea in formidable numbers. Valuable I.essous Kor Us The grim and costly first 16 months of this war have taught American naval men some valuable lessons. The fumbling and mistakes thai oflcn characterized that period now are being ironed out. We have succeeded in the main In driving enemy submarines away from the American coast and now are seeking ways of blasting them out of the mid-Atlantic. Land based planes and blimps take a large share of the credit for what has been done so far. When means arc found to put an aerial cover over the 500-mile no- man's-Bap In Ihe mid-Atlantic Use problem will be wcl! on Its way lo solution. Helicopters are being used now lo cover merchant ship convoys, and the Navy seems to be displaying more willingness to listen to other Innovations. Suggestions also have been made that convoys be steered out from the regular shipping lanes and take new courses to Ihcir destinations. H seems that the Germans are fully familiar with the regular shipping lanes and lie In wait along Ihe route \inlil their victims appear. To sum up, the U-boat menace the most good—in War Bonds to Diiy bullets, planes, gnus and all llio.sc tilings that arc nec«sary lo keep an all out war effort going. "The hundreds of men and women who have helped with this job can take unto themselves a real measure of nridc in knowing lhat [over unloading jobs: ed between the coal miners am operators. However, Lewis, in .• a Idler to the President, left unanswered Hit question wlicthcr he would orclei the 90,000 miners now on .strike, back to work. The letter also dl< not make clear whether Uwi.s would agree to another cxtcusloi in the present contracts, which expire at midnight tonight. lint lhc inference was that ho would if llic operators resumed talks with the miners. I.CWLS emphasised strongly lhat he was against having the War Uibor Board lake over In the dispute. Says Hoard 1'rc-jllrtpcd lie repealed his claim that lhc Hoard has prc-judgcd the case. Tho WLU, he said, could not make a lair decision because it was bound by the Little Steel wage celling formula.' Tlie letter twlnled <ml that mure than $75,001) coal miners arc in the armed services. The miners, he said, have broken production records for the war effort. Lewis, the other national union officers and the president of each UMU district signed the letter. Meanwhile, lhc wilrtcal strikes continued lo spread : in the soft, coal fields despite President Roosevelt's appeal.Tnus far approximately 90,000 of .the 450,001) soil coal millers arc out. There is a strong possibility that If a general strike ' ol folt coal miners develops, 80,000 Pennsylvania anthracite miners also-will walk- out. To' Discuss • Protests , President Hooscyclt also; is ,iry- ing 'toTcnU growling 'AFL' and 'JIO protests against; .the rising cost of living. Mr. Roosevelt plans lo discuss the price situation with his AFL-CIO Labor Advisory Connnit- lee next week. Other disputes aggravated the nation's strike troubles. An unauthorized walkout by 2500 CIO auto workers stopped war production at lhc slccl and aluminum foundries of Hie Ford Motor Company's River Rouge Plant in Detroit. Tlie (l ° .slrike resulted from a protest against company efforts to discipline three employees for allegedly molesting a guard. About 150 AFL structural workers slopped construction work al a synthetic rubber plant at Monaca, Pcnna., in an inlia-union dispute H. C. Norton, liUc of Joncsboro, has .sucm'di'd Jack N. Brooks as manager of the Southwestern Hell 'Iclephoue Company for Ihe lily- llieville area with headquarters In Oils city. Mr. Brooks has none lo SI. Louis where he Ls to be wilh lhc company there, Reared al Troy, Mo., Mr. Morion >l r\ i tvii • i i r-f was graduated from University of INCW Ul'dCV Which IS LI- Missouri. Columbia. Wllh lhc com- puny lor 15 years, he- was in Lllllc itoi'k and later In Jonesboro (or olnlit. mouths before comluti here. lly lliilleii I'l'Ms The niylhrvtllc urea hicludi's New ration poiiil values on n cxchimm's at Dlylhevlllc, l.uxora, large number of incut cuts go into Osccohi, Wilson, Joiner. Tilircll. clfecl Sunday. • I .Murlou, West Memphis, K.irle, The Office of Price Adinlnlstni- Hughes and Cmwfordsvllle. lion has announced that Ifi prime, Mrs.. Norton, mi! i.Hiner t Miss cuts of meat will require one point Amellii Stein of Mule Koc'.k, and more to purcluiv.'. Twenty-five types daughter, Jane, age 10, will arrive Of variety meals, canned fish and Jnnp i m j<,[u Mr. Notion, other products can be purchased | 'Ihe.v will live nt li;i Hust ICcn afler Humhiy for one point less, j lucky, In the residence to Ija va- '1'he change is being mad;, OPA ruled by Mrs. liraoks and .two explains, bccnuse housewives have- I'htlilrcn when they Join Mr. llrookti been straining Ihe market with in si. l.ouls al the close of school, their demand for Iran cuts and lho.se which can be sliced, Inlo smaller ]X)rllons, Round lop round, bottom round, round lip anil round'' flunk heel steaks and round top rnu.st, now will cost nine points a pound. So will veal leg roasts, round steak cullcls. and sirloin steak or chops. Point values for pork have been : — raised a point each for center cut Rppl/vrivlPiT-sirlrnl of chops nnd loin roiisl. )\LUCLIUII ILblUUll Ol And l^crc is Ihe list of Items which hnve been reduced ons point each: liccf bruins, sweclbre.ads, ox Joinl.s,. tongues and tripe. Veal hriihis and tomjucs. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CKN'f Bitter Battle For Tunisia LJnabated As Foe Throws Counter-Attacks At Allies Dislrict Al Meeting Ii l'*or tin* lamb and mutton group: Bruins, livers, sweetbreads unit longucs. , Pork brains, chlilcrllngs, tongues, tails anil snouts. Shank-end ham Is down one l'X)lnt. And crivinr—In cuse you're interested—1ms dropped from 7 points to 3. Seems people aren't buying much cavlur these days. The OPA was unjed to reduce values on saususics. also. Hut 11 declined on the ground lhat t'd'is would just induce packer* to gind up moe of llicid ircsh meat for sausage—reducing lh c amount of good culs the public could buy.! However, it did order reductions of one point each In various canned meals, iiichid'mu bruins, bulk sausage, vknna sausage mill meat loaf. they had a real part in scllin two dollars worth of bonds where only one was asked of us. "We know that we oilier bond campaigns and we know that every loyal citizen of Mississippi County will be ready for Ihcm, both with Ihcir dollars and their efforts. "On behalf of (he Victory Fund Committee and War Savings Stall which is charged \vith lhc job of selling these bonds, we want to say 'Thanks a Million'.'' More than -100 men and women took part in lhc campaign which established the million dollar record for Mississippi Couniy. The Cliickasawba District. WHS divided into two separate areas, with all that part of lhc district west of Hoscland working through Manila and Leachvillc and that part cast of Roscland working through Bly- Ibevillc. worked Dial part of Hie counts' south of Burdctlc. A complete record has been kept in the Chamber of Commerce office of all bonds sold, as well as all calls made when no sales were made and this record will be maintained as a permanent record on all those who supported the Second War Fund bond sale, it was announced. As additional reports arc received, additions to Ibe record will be made. All workers arc urged to carry on Ihcir work until every citizen of Mississippi Couniy has had an opportunity to do hh or her part of the job of supplying funds ID keep the boys fighting. Hie committee said. A 1000 strikers have returned to wor kat an aircraft plant of Gcn- | cral Motors Allison Division at In- have j dianapolis after a 24-hour dispulc over the plant's labor policy Involving Negroes. The dispulc Ls to be negotiated. Banana oil is a byproduct of coal iir. Tom Cooper Dies At Hif/htower Home Unvri "years Tom Cooper died yesterday noon .-at his home at, lllgl.,.. nftirMmving'tie.cn'iil for "two "ye'i because of tuberculosis, lie wa.s Vi. Funeral. services were held afternoon at Sandy Ridge Cemetery by the Rev. D/G. Stanflekl, of that community. He is survived by Ids wife. Mrs Helen Cooper; two daughters, Betty Joyce and Ruth Mae Cooper; two sons, Willie L. and J. C,,,Highlower; two brothers, Ed Cop|>cr of lhc same community and 'balton Cooper of Wynne, and one sister, Mrs. Jesse Cunningham of Luxora. Cobb Funeral Home wa.s In charge. A11-American Bombings n T Livestock ST. LOUIS, April 30 (U.P.)—Hogs 7,500, all salable. Top $14.65; 180 lo 210 pounds $14.55 lo S14.G5; 140 lo I GO pounds $13.00 lo $14.10; M>ws $14.15 lo $14.50. Cattle 750, salable 500; calves MO all salable. Slaughter steers $11.15 lo $17.00; slaughter heifers $1100 to $10.25; mixed yearlings and heifers, $12.75 to $14.75; slocker and feeder skcrs $11.00 to $15.50; dinners and cullers $7.50 to $10.75; cows $11.00 to $13.00. Mrs. Kd Couk wus rcelcclcd prcs idem of the V'tflh District, Arkiin sns Li!g!on Auxiliary. In a mcclhi yislcrday lit llnrrlsimrij. Mrs. I.. O. llpai'd of Jonesbor was mimed vice president and ecicliny will be elected for 'cue ucellns, us wus done tills year. Joncsboro wns selculed us th next meeting place with dale lo 1; decided later. The piwam ini'tlug, held at U home of Mrs. George Moulon, fo Lcur.d n hiiichcon (here given fo state and district olflcers and rep resentatlves cf lhc lilylhcvtllc pas Mrs. fl. E. Hhylock. Mrs, Tliclm Atkins und Mrs. Nclll liecd. ulso n state vice president, Posts ul llui'ilsburg. Tiuiuunn. I cpanlo. .lonesbnro and Ulylhcvlllc were represented. Alter the huslness~sesslon. presided over by Mrs. Cook, Mrs. Itose fiakcr, president of the llarrlsburn |M)St, presented a program led by Mrs. Thclma Bradford. In featuring the bctl;r clli/.cnshlp Ihcme, Girl Scouls ol Marked Tree and llanlsburg prcsenlcd » Iculure .AmUe]vdir.ccl%tftJ3?-'<<Uuv-'U)PUlri lender, Mrs. Whit Bolion;* Gibers who took purl on lhc pro- grain \\cic; Miss Claudia Kuykcn- dnll of Fort Smith, slalc president; Mrs. Bess Proctor, formerly of Blythcvillc and now of Lllllc flock, Mrs. Hugh Wicker, dcpurluuml ccretary until yesterday when she cslgucd and wus succeeded by Mrs Jlara Coonbc of Lillle Hock, state chabllUallon chairman for the pust wo years. Mrs. Moulon's large home w'ns narked by u flag in the, yard and he decorations ol the Interior were 'calmed wllh H display of flags, lankcd wllh flowers, against a n In <iv. Refreshments were served In Ihe ale aflcrnoon. Alaskan Rritle Now Living Here Volunteers For WAAC Service A pretty Alaskan girl who married an American soldier is one of lhc newest recruits in the ranks of the WAACs. She is Mrs. Uiwrciicc A. Slabbs, native of Scward, Alaska July Sep. The Osccola Uislrict ^vho claims lhc distinction of being the fir.U of her people to don the smart olive drab uniform of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. This 21-year-old daughter of the Far North, not only has volunteered to serve her country: she has requested overseas duly. Ol course, she would like lo be sent lo lhc Aleutians where she could be near her husband, Pfc. Lawrence A. Stabbs, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Stabbs of Blylheivllc. bul she doesn't expect such luck. "I M 111 serve gladly wherever they send me," she said, adding lhat she wants lo hiislcn lhc day when shall come and she can again be wilh her husband. Their romance began at the government hospital al Scward where she was employed with the contingent of Arkansas soldiers arrived al Port Raymond. Private Slabbs mcl her soon afterward. It was love at first sight, and Miss Calhyran Mosca became the bride of the Arkansas soldier. Educated In the government school at Inquld, she speaks English as fluently as any American co-ed. She is of Indian descent. Her parents died when she was young and after graduating from high school she became employed in the hospital, the kind of work she \vou WAAC. Firemen Answer Alarm A hot waler healer al 100 Dougan became overheated this morning and the Oil wicks flamed so high the fire department was called. No damage resulted. Chicago Rye open high low close pr.cl. 90\i 0014 8T 89 ',!• 87" 90 will remain acute for the rest of the Summer, and losses probably will be high, bul when the full volume of new escort vessels goes into operation and ne»' techniques arc developed, the sinking curve should go sharply, downward. While Houses Qf Within View o f/ U, S:- I'l'cnch Combat.Team ••'.'; Dense clouds of smoke billow upward from quayside In Cicnnmi-. occuplml Antwerp alter an all-American bolublnt; lorce raided the city April 1, making Ihn Hrla iilrpliino vntjinr works their priuclpiil iHi'ltct. Crowds hold bnek In foreground watch tho conIIugnil Ion. Urln makes piuilnc-s for l.ullwallc-. (PiiMcd by KfJA Hiulio Censor la New Yuik. (NUA lelcpholo). , • . ' ' t). S: Scraps Agreements, With Atlrniral Roberl Al Marliiiirjue 'llic IIV llhitril 1'ret.s- United Stales has lorn up Georges Robert, Ihe French liltth commissioner nt Marllnlqiui. A strongly worded note from the State Dcpfirlmeiit has Informed forcing previous urrniigcincnL'i rc- gurdlni! Ih«so vessels., There hit. 1 ; been , no luiiticiilitlc comment on wluil lhc American move means. It Is recalled, however, Iluil lhc Unilcd Slates has liccti Robert that Ihe American Govern-1 exerting pressure on MarUnKiue lo infill regards him as sllll loyul lo I f "ll Into Him wllli the United Nn- Junior Sale L'asscs $.1700 Mark hi War Bond Drive Mrs. l-awrencc Slatilis —Courier Xc» * |tinli toms of the South Interesting. No* she wants to sec more of the mild and with the WAAC she will have a chance for more travel, far from the towering peaks ol her birthplace. Mrs. Stabbs has not ycl lokl lifr husband about joining the WAAC. She was afraid he might object, but Private Slabbs' mother agreed wilh jhcr that It would be ,1 fine way like to resume with the to serve her country, so she vol- When Mrs. Stabbs' husband was sent to a post in Ihe .Aleutians he made arrangements ior her to conic to Blylhcvllle and live with his parents. She has been here since Feb. U and has found cus- School lessons were forgollcn for a liltlc while .loday at junior high school while tile, .students staged a war bond nnd stamp auction .sale which had reached the $1700 marl: at noon and was to lie resumed this afternoon. Planned for a two-hour event. Interest ran so high H. wa.s decided at noon to continue riming llic nllcr- nijon until all the varied articles had been auctioned. Boys and girls of tlie lower ai;c did some bidding In the event staged by the .seventh and eighth graders, assisted by the [acuity. Taking Ihcir cues from Hobby Dean, who learned Ihe "tricks" from his daddy, well known auctioneer, severnl students disposed of (lie articles In a typical auction. In addition to Bobby, there wa.s Gerald Blomcycr, Owen Harrison, Vivion Uchncr, Stanley Howl. Billy .Sam licrrymaii and Charles Crlgger. 'Ilierc was a lltlle hit of everything being sold wllh (tie mothers and dads giving some of the niilclcK nml business men donating others. A pair of pel pigeons bronchi 18.75 . . . two pounds of sugar sold for $,'10 . . . chewing gum ucut to $37.50 ... a lad's base ball and bat. brought S75 . . . a doy.cn eggs reached S 16.75 ... a case ol coca- cola was one of the most valuable articles In lhc minds of the .students who scnl the price to S75 . . . four comic books brought $37.50 ... an apple pl c sold lor $2G . . . a dollar bill was changed lorS:i8 ... a Iloor lamp sold lor 575. Burglar Takes $15 From Texaco Service Station A burglar who entered the Texaco service station al Kim nnd Ash Streets last night obtained $15 In cash. Police have arrested n suspect whose Identity has not beet) disclosed pending further investigation. Entrance into lhc buiWIns was Vichy, and under Ihe direct control of Germany. The American Consul General was recalled from 'Mnrllnl- i|iic. leaving only ;i consular oldccr to protect American interests. Secretary of Stale Hull, who disclosed the American action al his new.s conference, lind no comment on questions regarding the demili- tarisation and demoblllwilion ol French warships at Miiiilnliiuc. lie referred all such i]itcsllons lo the Navy which has had control of cn- 9 Japs Oh Guadalcanal Slain Trying To Escape lly United I'n-ss Nine Japanese trocivs h:ivc brt'n slain by American .soldiers on Guadalcanal In the llrst Hurry of ground lighting on the Isliind since February. A Navy commimit|iic say. 1 ; Hit: .laps—one officer nnd eight men--were wiped out, white trylnu to escape from the Island about 1!!> miles S(iulh\vest ol Henderson airfield. II. was not. disclosed whctlirr the .laiis merely were rciiinanls of I In- Jii|iane.M* urmy thai, was defrfilrd early In I''cbiuary or whether they wen; landed IccL'iitly in search of information. The crinmnnirgiic also told of lour MnayhhiK Americmi air al- lacb; on as mnny Japanese hasfs elsewhere In Ihe Solomons area Flying Foi IrcrJ.c:; bombed K:thih in Ihc Shorlland group, but poor vlvil.illty obscured ob.sci valbn of the lesulls. Shortly nflerwnrd Avenger loi- prilo bombers nnd JJ,-iunllr.v> divo bombers escorted by Mghlnlm; and Couulr Dghlcrs. attacked Galcrc on KolumbaiiKara Island, destroying mi anll-ahcrafl pasltlon und a pier. linns. AuuM-lcan food shipments lo ih? Island hnve been suJipcmlcd for .some linic, In London, chances appear lo l)c fiidhif! niiiiln for any early uicet- liiB holwccn Ge.nernl ncRiuillc nnd Gil I. 13; Gaulle. Ihe Kightlni; I r rcncb leiulcr, Is niidcrslootl to be Iliilly npiiosed lo mccllnt' Glrtuul nnywlierc pXcopl In Atelors. Ghaiid, idmlnlslriitor In North lo be holding out for lly I'nltrd Press .: The Allied strugKle to lllro'.v thi; Axis out of Tunisia, hns renchcd' |(N nrlmme.fl pho,scr-w(lh!ii slslit of the noril. •'.. . :•' "'•'•'.i .'• . The Axis force:!, fighting wlili Iliclr bucks literally'.In .tho sea, nifi striking biick wllh . Ircmciidoirs lury, and although they're lotlng heavily, them's no attempt by Allied mllllnvy. .spokesmci) and reporters nt tho front to. hl<|o the blunt truth thai our casualties will up heavy, lop. ; • '•••• - La'rxc-scnlc and confiistd 'light- Ing now Is raging without'a letup iilonu Ihc lust ranjje of'hlll.vnt'ihi! rim of the coastnl plains leading to Tunis and nterle, The. fitim- lltn .scenis lo IM that the ClcuuuiKi lire llnowlng .violent conntci-ns 1 winlls nt Aniirlcnn, Brlll.sh;' and Frencli positions all along thlK Ihn; " n , bid lo l^clic lhc Inltlnllvc. However, the latest loports Indicate thnl Ihn nneiny assaults arc being rcpuhi'd (iiiccersfully, with the Allied forcw holdlni!' all Iholr yroniid. Kient'h ftlovn l''iirwnril A lulu . I'rencli. communliiui;, biciidtast fiom Alglcis snys Ircntli IrcoiKi nt thi! northern const a 1 end of the line have succeeded In iid- ranclug, t'.vo nnd n half nilles. Unilcd Press coVrcspomlcnl Vlrijll Plnklcy roporls Ihiil the Allies, striving to luiisc ' across the . la'ii riinut! of hills .bofoic Ihe coislal plnliis. now .hiivi! cncounlorod iho core' of Gcimiin resistance—ai.il lhat the enemy 'cnulucr'-offensives nrc furious, Snjs Pinklci 'A high pilcc must bc.piild fci the next few mlK-, leading to Ihe Tunh plain" ,Thi! Yanks aio applying f ptts- sure In two columns—one which has' pushed lo within lo mites of Mnltiir In tin's 'eclpr' )he, Loii' don, rndlo rc|X)it^'llid'onn'>mcrl- on nnd French combat "tcnm already has topped the -itlmmlt of hills hnrt,cnn «ec lhc wrlleOiouscs, of clKcrlc. HrltMi lirsl Holds A few miles lo the-south, the Brlllsii First Army Is holding stubbornly lo Its gains Just .below the summit of.ttie Inst rldjH back of the constal plain. They, all but carried over the hill a couple of ilnys ago, only to bo forced buck inilccred and was accepted In about three weeks, she expects lo receive her call for train- . _.._ ing nt one of the northern WAAG gained .through lhc window ol the camps. After that she would JUe Inch's loilct. to work as n nurse's aide somewhere Morris Barks lion. operate. 1 , the sla- New York Stock* A T ft T Amor Tobacco .. Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Electric Motors . HR 1-1 ' 55 20 1-B M 1-2 74 3-H Gen Cicn Montgomery Wurd ., N \ r Central Int Harvester ...... North Am Aviation Republic. Slccl Radio ;.. 50 3-8 41 1-4 18 5-3 08 13 1-4 17 1-8 10 3-1 Eocony Vacuum 127-3 Studebaker ' II 7-8 Standard ol N J • 54 3-4 Texas Corp 48 1-2 Packard >l 3-.| US Slocl 55 1-2 arsch To Address Disincl Legion Meeting Flici'c On Sunday CfiCTOLA. Aik.. April III).-Dave ir'-fh of Memphis, pasl com- niimdrr of Ainnrican l^Rlon In 'I'rnnr.wrn nnd prominent. Memphis nl!:»ncy. will lie the sneaker al of Ihe Fifth District Amrricin Lrdion Posks lo mr-et IIPIP Siindny, II is iinnoiiiicrd by !le;'it.Mll Dunks, commander of lhc Mark Cirldrr Post hern and ofll- I'ial hnsls' lo the l,pnionnabc,s. Auiuml 2HO mo ox'pcclrd lo all. hd Ihr nil-day .'or-.sir.n which bcftlir: wllh thn group In nUeiirj»iuic ut Ihe II "Vlyrk srrvKT. 1 , ul lhc Mrlhridlsi Church, followed willi' hmchrnn ;il (he Orccola Community Hoi™. i Tin' biwinr.v; ,>;r.v,lon will get iimlrr way al 1:110 o'clock with i Ui.stiicl Cnmimnder Marvin Griffin of llnnishiirp, picsidiiig. Ainoiii; nllirr promlncnl Amrrl- caii l/.'Sltm members who have In- (Mealed they will attend arc Col. Hrndrlx Lackey. l.llllc Rock. Ar- kimsivs ccmmaiidcr; Walter tliick- rnon. Little Rock, past commander of lhc Arkansas ' convention and now U. B. meteorologist for Ar- l::mxi,s; Bert Prcsson, slntc luljut- iint anil editor nf the Arkansas l/> ?lonnairc; .loc Ifearne, Lltlle Rock, chiilrinan of veteran facility; FVed Sluckry. I.cpanto. New Orleans Cotton oaen high low close pr.cl. some distance,by two enemy counter-attacks, The Nazis have launched more coiinlcr-iwraillls since, one headed by 1o tanks, bul'the British, him Imltcrcd them back. Dispatches from the front after 10 days of .fiirious .fighting for Hint hill, Iqll of Ihc blackened wreckage of German .tanks standing .out • against .Ilia pule green hills; And of the. many nneiny dead KLiiltercd (dlong the rocky slopes. In lhc nlr, Allied bombers yes- lerdny snnk l\vo' enemy vessels nnd damaged nine .others in attacks in the Sicilian straits mid Ihc Gulf of Tunis. In addition. Ihcy shot down 14 enemy lighters lhat tried lo break up the a thicks. Ciilro. reports thiit another enemy fighter pliinc was shot Into the fica off Cyprus. Arkanms Osteopaths Elect Dr. Kdna 'fries Dr. Ednu Nle.s was elected vice president of lhc Arkansas' .Osle,o- palhlc Association for 1944 at the' annual Hireling of,, the association at l.llllc Hock yesterday. She was one of the. principal speakers on the program nnd was toaslmisliess al the banquet held Wednesday night al Ihe Lafayette Hold, .she Is a 'member of, the board of trustees. t ',..•. Other officers chosen included Dr. L. J. Bell of Helena^ president, succeeding Or. J. W. {Werner of Jonbfiboro, who was Installed yesterday as president for this year. Ur. W. V. Glenn of Stutlgart Is stotlstlcliin and ' Dr. Chester 'C. Chnpln ; of Lllllc''Hock, secrelar'y- Irciisurer. Dr. R. M. Packard of Joncsboro retiring president. May .Inly Oct. 2007 2007 20-18 a050 2030 2031 2015 2015 2005 20-15 £026 2013 2005 2047 2020 2013 2008 2015 2023 2016 Chicago Wheat July Ecp. OIKII high low close wr.cl. 143 ; 'I 143 Hl')i 144 H3« 14414 Rotarians Hear Oration Earl Uanlclson, son of Mr. ami Mrs. G. VV. Danlelson. gave an oration,.-"The Rights We Defend" lo members of the Rotary Club at their luncheon meeting yesterday nl Hotel Noble. Earlier this month he used this oration In the stale finals of Ihe American Legion Oratory' contest at Little Rock, where he won second place. ' In Introducing the speaker Nelll Rccd told briefly of this contest nnd how it functioned. New York Cotton ooen hi8'> low close pr.cl. Mch. . 1975 1976 1975 1975 .1980 M»y'. 2018 2019 2019 5019 20U July Oct. Dec. . 19S8 . : 1983 . 1979 2000 1986 1018 1995 ;.1995 6000 1980 • 1981' 198S 19<6 1976 '1981

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