The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 30, 1943 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 30, 1943
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BLYTHEVILLE THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NQRTMSASrr ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI NEWS ,v> VOLUME XL—NO. 90. Blythevllle Dally News Blythevllle Herald Blythovlllc Courier Mississippi Valley «UTHKV1LLK, ARKANSAS, U'KDNKSDAY, JUNK !!0, I'.Mli SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS YANKS LAND ON RENDOVA IN SOLOMONS Charge Of Five Cents Per Hour To Be Made Business Section In Installation of parking meters In the principal part of Blythcville's business section will begin immediately, the Courier News today learned. Tile meters arrived yesterday after having been ordered by the City Council immediately following Die April election in which it was voted. 97 to 52, to instnll meters in a very quiet election. Mayor E. R. Jackson today made the announcement to the Courier News. The '200 meters will be installed for four blocks on West Main street and for two blocks on two cross streets. On Main street, the meters will be placed at intervals for two blocks cast of the railroad and for two blocks west, of the railroad On Second and Brondway streets tliey ivill be placed for two blocks from Ash to Walnut streets. No meters will be Installed on Walnut ana Ash streets at the present, Mayor Jackson said. Charge of 5 cents per hour will be made except at the banks and liostofflce where penny meters will be Installed to cost motorists 1 cent for each 12 minutes of parking. The meters are to be installed under a lease proposition, at no coal to the city administration. The city will receive 23 per cent and the present owners, 75 pej cent, until the meters are paid for in full at which time the city will receive all of the revenue. Cost of (lie meters was not. announced. ' : V- No additional police will be added to see .'ilia's 'all .nioi.bri.iUr pay "the arkltt'-. *ha-«fff' -. ;(tg/u Mayor -ja'cksbn, 'who said that police now walking'' the benls in those parts coultj clieck the automobiles from one side of the street. There are six police now employed. in addition to Polic; Chief William Bcrryman. Exact date of meter operation Is not known at present. The meters were accompanied here by an cn- glnetr who will supervise liieir be- inff set in concrete along Ihc curb- ings Two-Year Extension Is Voted For CCC WASHINGTON, June 30 (UP) — The House has voted 160 to 32 to approve the conference report extending the life of the Commodity Credit Corporation and outlawing the administration's price roll-back subsidy program. The measure permits payment of accrued subsidies up to August 1. But the administration would be forbidden to make subsidy commitment* to processors after enactment ol the bill. However, subsidies could be paid to farmers to stimulate production. The bill extends the life of the CCC for two years from midnight tonight, it Increases Its loaning power by 3150,000,000. Tile figure Is a compromise between the 500 millions originally approved by the House and the $1.000.000000 .asked by CCC and voted by the Senate: Tom Florida Buys Interest In Hotel CHATTANOOGA, Term., June 2'J —-Thomas Florida, of Osceola, is one of the new owners of the Reart House, long one of the best known of Southern holds. Announcement was made today of the sale to Albert U. Noc Jr., of Jackson, Term., F. Ray Eden- ficld of Nashville and Mr. Florida. Purchase price was not made public but the sale involved the 10-itory hotel property along with several pieces nf property adjoin- iiiR and near the structure. Tlic hotel will continue as the. Head House but will be operated as a unit of the Noe hotel system comprising hotels in Jackson, Tenn., Owcnsboro and Hop- kinsvllle, Ky.. and Birmingham, Ala. The present structure was opened lor business In 1926 and at thai lime represented an announced Investment of $2,300,000 Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, June 30. (UP)—Hoc receipts 14,000 head with 12000 salable. Top price S13.55; 180-280 Ibs 13.50-13.55; NO-I60 Ibs. 1250-1300- sows I2.40-12.e5. Cattle receipts 2,800 head with 1,500 salable. Calves BOO, all snl- j>.blc. Slaughter steers 11.50-16.50' slaughter heifers 10.60-15.50; slock- cr mid feeder steers 11.00-15.65 When Ammunition Cars Explode . This plioli) shows shell-strewn right-of-way after two cars of sheik exploded mid shelled the city ol Grand .Junction, Colorado, Sunday morning. The wreckage »; llio cars \s In the background. tNEA : lelcphoto). Wallace and Jones Requested To Meet With Byrnes Today '.: ; WASHINGTON, June 30. (UP)^-Vi(:e President Wallace and Secretary of Commerce Jones were asked to report to \\ ur Mobilisation Director Byrnes' office at -I o'clock today to thresh out "their bitter'dispute over the Board of Eco- 'nomic Warfare. ' -.>- : . . ' ' ;•. ..; - 445Ml¥,.Wjlec!..tho ;V i)! : .a>face-to-face meeting-Jaftcr Wai ace s 'statement yesterday calling Jones a "hnJrislrJfjE- ing bureaucrat and back-door coraplaincr." ~~ The quarrel between the two of- Arkansas Briefs UTTIE ROCK, June W (UP)—Fish stnimlci! because of recent floods will be rescued by the State Game and Fish Commission. They will he placed in tbe nearest suitable ptih- lic lakes and rivers. T. A. Me Am is, secretary of the Game and Fish Commission, says as many fisb will be rescued this year as arc produced in fish hatcheries in the stale. LITTLE - KOCK, June :!0 (UP)—(iov. Aiikins is .seeking tile use of 1VJM equipment for Inral giivcrnmcnts in flood rehabilitation work. Tills machinery and equipment is stored in Arkansas by the procurement division which ean lend r lease it tn responsible government agencies. Tbe governor intends to telegraph memtKTs of (lie Arkansas Consrcssionul Delegation anil Treasury Procurement Division seeking release of Ibis equipment. LITTLE KOCK, .lime 30 (UP) —Noi'tlvvcst Arkansas customers of tbe Oklahoma (i;rs anil Klcctrio Company will receive .inuiial rale reductions totalling more than 527,000. The Slate. Department uf I'uhlic Utilitic.s iiiilhori/cd Die reductions were nol contrary to Hie March 2G order 01 (lie l»e- piniincnC. This order cslablish- eit (fie policy of providing for refunds nf excess earnings In c.u.'tlomcrs during war ratlier than rtcduclions in rales. fictals threatens t6 become n Congressional issue. Republican representatives are enger to ask for an investigation of the row. Rep. Richard Wigelesworlli of MiissiielmsetLs Ims announced he will introduce n resolution culllnp for inquiry into Wallace's charge Jones is obstructing the work of tlic Hoard of conomic Warfare. In liis role as trouble-shooter for the administration Byrnes attempted to settle another problem by appointing new War Pond Administrator Marvin Jones to his committee and to the War Production Hoard. This move comes as Hie result ol Chester Davis 1 criticism tint lie liDd been unable to reach ilic point of central control of the government food policies, when he was war foot! administrator New Orleans Cotton open high loiv close Mch. . 1990 1937 1!190 1995 1D88 May . 1977 1985 1977 19831) 1971 July . 201)1 2079 2057 2079 2063 Oct. . 2023 2032 1023 2029 2022 Dec. . 2005 2015 2005 2012 2001 RULES mm ISTQflTJt School Officials Cannol Employ Overage Tcach- Williams Says ers, LITTLE ROCK, June 30. (UP) — Ally. Gen. any, Williams lias ruled that members 'of the teacher retirement; systein must* retire... nt. 71 under flic 1(!13 law iiincndlm; the Teacher Retirement Act. He says thnl no district sehriol board or county hoard ol education Jins the ntiUiorlly to continue in !(.•; employment n teacher 72 years or older. He also ruled Hint the 1 certification division of the Department of Education has no niithorlty to issue tin eligibility-statement for » 72-ycnr-oW person seeking n cniin- ty snpcilntendent's position after July 1st. He says that the only exception to these rules is a person who had » valid contract, before the 19-13 law became cflccUvc. New York Stocks A T & T inner 'lotacco ... Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int. Harvester Republic Steel .. iiadto . Standard ol M J . Texas Corp Packard U S Steel 155 01 (H R-l 3!) 55 47 17 74 10 11 5!1 52 4 SG County Plains 15,000 Acres In Vegetables For War Needs Clear Lake Soldier Suffers Frozen Legs A Blylhcville soldier liad both logs frozen in the attack on the Attu Island. Pvt. Ruol Ehcparel, 23. ton of Mr. and Mrs. George Shepard of Clear Lake, Is now at, McCteslrey General Hospital, Temple, Texas, after having returned to the United Stales to i recover. .. . "8 food f»r the armed forces in addition to its lavish cotton crop and other products being used lo defeat llie axis. In this county, where cotton has reigned supreme for many years, there (ire more than 15,000 acres' devoted to vegetables this year. Although the crops are below normal, due to climatic conditions Mississippi County will yield as much in proportion ss other sec- lions where unfavorable weather conditions have resulted. When the call came for vegetables to be sent overseas, Mississippi County canning plant labels soon were seen in North Africa England . . . Alaska . ' ihc Solomons, for Die two canning companies Immediately set lo work lo both were placed in casts,'he no'n is able to walk. Private Sliepaid, who has been in the Army 10 mouths, has written his parents several times fiince arriving In the slates. Fire Destroys House A small dwelling at 1404 West Cherry was destroyed by five al noon today. home. Under lhc war program, n large part of Ihe Blylhcville Canning Company's output goes to the government with lima beans, black eyed peas, crowder pens, soybeans Alaska peas, sweet peas .spinach' turnip greens and mustard greens being canned during season The Mississippi Vnllcy Canning Company of Osceola cans spinach green peas, lurnlp greens, mustard greens, lima beans, field peas and soybeans. . , 30 per cent be- j li ; low normal and those in tlic South i curl M, per cent bclnw normal, according to tlic manngcrs. | H is estimated thai 73 per cent of what was packed last year will I bf! canned this year In Mississippi Comity because of (he flood, rains and other adverse weather conditions. The Blylhcville plant is closed for Ihe 1943 year except for the crops of lima beans, crowder pens and soybeans yet to be canned. There will be no Fall turnip and mustard greens nor any spinach. It was announced, because of thn labor siliialion both In the field and In the plant. Tlic plant, now closed, is expected to resume operations July 15. George r. Circb, n director of the National Canners Association and president of Blythcvillc Cannina Company, has recently returner) from Washington, D. o., where he attended a meeting of the group. A. Wclby Young Is manager ol the Mississippi Valley Canning Company at Osceola established several years ago. Although llie acreage of tlic two canning plants were below normal, that of Individual gardens soared to make tin Improved average. With gardens considered normal at this time, there wns this year a 40 per cent increase and In addition lo homes beiiis supplied vvtlh more fresh vegetables, many arc being canned. In this way individuals arc contributing to the food situation bv releasing more canned goods for who are unable to ean at 'ionic. Claims Allies Now Control Atlantic After 'Massacre* Of Submarines By Oiilti'if I'rt-ss Prime Minister Churchill lilum- mnllv reporled loiiay tlml Iho U-boats have been lotnlly delcaini hi th? sea lanes to Kliroixi. Churchill spnke In » ceremony of medieval splendor In London's liomb-wrccked Guildhall. And with the calm eloquence of a lender certain of victory, lie Hummed up Ihe fiillre "satisfactory" course of the war. He tolri 11 wildly du'erhtR crowd Hint more than M Na-/.l submarines were destroyed In May alone, and thai ihc once-grim battle ot Ihe AUanltc hnd'.lufntd Inlo a "massacre of U-ljiiiil.s" in the last at) diiys, while Allied shipping was almosl untouched In (he North Atlantic, He added signlltcimtlv that fewer Allied ships were lost. In June Hum In miy ol Ihe ID monllui since Ibis war began. Quit Wolf-rack Tiullox He told how th; Ntmls had abandoned their woir-|iack submarine attacks. And tile' Berlin radio lold earlier today much the 'sanie story, The London Dully Trlo- gtaph reports n Gcrmnn brondraiM,. which says tlmt. the Nazis admit the wolf-puck losses were too great .'—and Hint new methods of using U-boat.s nvc being developed. ? Ami . Cli u rch 111 snm ' Ili'llv that the Axis will soon have to fall ipnck to the defensive, every where, hs u-'ell as in liic, Atlantic. IIude- clared—"There W.IH- . 'piobably"' be heavy .flghtlirg hi' the Medllc'rran- Today's War Commentary Rendova Island Would Give Us JNcw Sprin^lwanl Hy THOMAS J. DONO1UIC of (lulled l'ir» Tlio Aincriniii oIl'oiiMivo into the uppor Solomons, I'oro- t:i»sl by this cotumt'iHiiry on Monday, now i.s iititlcr \vity. Our tro()|w liuvo liuuktl on Uoiiilovn Lslaml, 170 nuulicnl' miles iiorlliwuHt of (.luiulitlcmial, ritflit in tlio luiiul of a olnster ol' Jji))-)io!d loi'i'ilory. Wo don'l know yet whclhui* our assmill IvoopH in«l np- posilion, hut it's lil(;.ly UnU 1 1 icy did for lliu enemy is known to huvc Intel pcrtitin inslulliilions on Uentlovit which pi'olffls I ho l)j;,'KO' islnnd of Now rjeorjslii from tin; u', Heiulova Is not the end ol this • - , — — - — - — • — - -- . -----new American offensive In (hir I Solomons. H can bo considered! more as n mcars lo an end, In Itself. Ibis 30-mlh' limn, hcnvlly- wended ami momilrdnous Island I. •tot tniportnitt. became of in ,,,,., , T' m '" 5 ' U> ° R , ol(1 "! olls ra '""" " * {nn '< " l "«" ct < m " TOl J, „, , , , , , , ' Nlpiions urnml I Hie s hne.l l;mM "™^ «»«l». "»• ^ The Indies we're > uMntt iwiln.'il Ucndovii re.seaible slronirly Iho tactics wo used nginliisl Gimilalciuia! last August, yon will recall that cny llrst iandlnss wore mauc on liny Tnlnjil bland, opjioslto Die big Island nf Guadalcanal on which the Jii|K linel coiii[ilclc(l an iilrlleld. From Tuhigi, our marines sloim- cd Uiiiutaleanal, .selling the airfield and Hiving us a ]towerlnl of- fcnslvo ns well us di-fen.ilve IJHM In lhc southern Solomons. Now, we luive lamted on Ren- tlovn which Is lo New acoi'ijlii what Tulagl ,'wns to Giiafialciinal. On New Cioorgla, live miles news a narrow strip nf wnlor trqin Kon- dovii, Is the 'Japanese air. biisciof. Munda. /rhls. Is the- •ab]e|)tlvo of the Amiffluan ussjuilt,' .but only the Ural, ono, t-'pr .lliat whole, rcjjlon nlwinuls with 'Jnpnneni' b'ases,-' the most Importtint. v of \vhlcli me on Santa s Wlsnil to east The Invasion tiilk scented aimed bluntly at Italy, Churchill warned Musso'tlnl and his Fnclsl legions that tlicy have only been'subjected to a preliminary bombardment. Ho mocked Italian suffering /rom the war of nerves and sarcastically said he could do nothing (o help the Italians to gtt over their fears. l-'«rlells More Air IlliHis He also, had grim promises ol vastly increased air attacks Ocriiiiiny. Churchill promised thill Allied bombardiers would start pulverizing small towns and villages— where enemy factories are being hidden—after every big German In- duslrlal ccnler hns been wrecked. And lie threw prnls: lo llussla's B"i«'ltiK air force hy saying that Soviet airmen would aid In laylnti a carpet of bombs over the besclgcd Reich. And he Indicated that this ruthless pre-lnvn.sloii boin)>lng will be as uncompromising as the United Nations' demand for an unconditional surrender. He went on lo promise again thai Rritaln will keep nt- the war against. Japan If the Enropeiin members ol llie Axis full first lo the aroused Allied might. II; said thai Britain's fight in the Pacific will go on "through the flaming years." lie said that American mid British collaboration must reimiln firm (luring Ihc posl-war era. Americans Cliuchlc American doughboys who crowded the narrow streets ol ancient Loudon praised the Prime Minister's plea for British-American unity. Hut there Were some goncl-natiircd laughs from our doughboys when Churchill referred lo "llie, liberty and happiness" :ind sum tne.ic words wtrc In our constitution. For tho.',i! American words of freedom arc from the Declaration of Independence—mil ihc consll- lulion. lint for 1043, Mr. Churchill had Ihis to say: "The United States is a nation whose power arouses no f:nr and whose pre-eminence excites no Jealousy In British bosoms." He went on lo praise Russia and China, and spoke pointedly of Kng- lajitl's treaty of friendship and muuial aid with Ihc Soviet Union. And once again the Pirmc Minister took a controversial bull by the horns find predicted Dial Ihc, British Empire will stand toeglher for many years. Touching on the Indian question, he pointed out that, the Indian army is made up entirel.v of volunteers and expressed tlic hope that India "will presently find full sallsluction wllliln the British Commonwealth ot London. " '«iit( iT B6Tt88ili'nl'ii' lor, llie norlhv;cst, Other "• '|'j\fKel> Market) • Ucyoiiel Bouyalnvlllc, farlher Lo the nortlim>.it, . Is the creat ,)np hired Inlo u fihowdown with the Aim-clean Nitvy, the 1 outcome could bn decisive, Tho United Kliiles offensive Into llemtovii might he Just the lover that ,1111011 will pry open the lid from the Kinonldcrlmj war In Iho South IMclllc. Coal Situation Also Critical In Alabama; Ickqs'To Broadcast Chicaan Wheat open high low close Jiily . H4TJ, H7',<. 144v; 116?; 141 Ti en. . 145'i HT.i 145 MG'v 115 Dec . 148-X 148^ I46-S HB'.i H6>~ bnsc of rtiiuiuil on New Ihitnln Island. All lliciie imdoiibtctlly have been marked as future American targets when our forces havu Jockeyed liilo.pos.lllon ivllli moves .vlnil- ; lur to the landings on lechdovn, This piirtlcular attack on llen- tlovn is not without Its hazards, In the [Irst place, our nearest known Solomons base IN In the Russell Islands, Just northwest of Cluiulaicanal. r-'ioin llin Kussellt> (o Rciulova it's approximately 100 naullcal miles, a considerable distance foi- iimplilbioiis upprallom. In uddlllon, llie .lap Inland of Tc- llpnrl lies directly nthwiirl our supply route lo Uendova. And If Tc- tlparl Is strongly held, II could be troublesome to^iOin force.s nghtlni; tliclr way ncross ncndnyn. However. llie Anicrloui high cniniiirind must know tlic enemy dispositions on Tcllriarl anil have taken them Into consideration. If they are formidable, then Tnllpnrl undoubtedly Is scheduled for Invasion, too. The phrase "combined United atatcs forces" in tlio Navy com- munique speaks well for our preparations for tills attack. It Implies (that our naval support and air cover arc formidable. They must be. If ncmlovn Is strongly defended. llnmbcrs Pavcil Way Tlic "fires of preparation" laid down by our bombers In lhc Hcn- dova area this monlh were Intense. Thirty-six air attacks were made on the nine Jap bases In that region. Munda and Kahili on IJou- galnvlllc were bombed nine times anil Vila oj) Kolomtangnru WHS lilt six limes. These violent air attacks plus prohibitive Jap plane losses recently probably gave us sky nius tery for the push Inlo Rcndov/i. Incidentally, lhc persistent Jap ncrlnl attacks this month on (lie Riissclt-Cinadalcanal area verj likely were directed against our Invasion forces as they prepared for the assault against llendova. And the tremendous enemy nil losses .showed lhat our air slrcnRlh In that region has burn vastly reinforced b;>lh as lo cmantlty unc quality. As our forcr.s advance northward through llie Solomons, me chances of a major fleet engagement become more likely. Foi each forward step Into Ihc pcrlmc- ler of Japan's Wand empire In Hit South Pacific will Jeopardize Nippon's naval defense Hue based or. Truk and llahaul. May Imperil (taliaul When llin Solomons are cleaned up— admittedly a formidable undertaking— and when New Guliien Is rid of Japs, nabaul will bo caught In a vice from the southeast and sonlhwcst. It conceivably could be nullified by Allied all- power In such circumstances, thus unhinging the enemy's naval line 111 the south mid exposing Triik to direct assault. The Japs can ; ' '' J)y Viillieil' rnte .'. : (.The; bnek-to-work iiiovement iii the i'ctinsylvanla coal'mlneK |s bc- JPB checked hy npyfv«;nlX(ii^ i 'j' l ^ ( ) ttl«'rc''"li" very 'llttV. irriprpj'cfnVnf In. Aliibjiinn. ' • '''" '' ' tt Is esllinaled Hint 48.0GO ~ol the 115,000 Pennsylvania mlnnrr nr« sttll Idle. In Alabama eight stnnU' mine? have reopened niul arc ID • production, but one of Iho largest plls afford lo risk Chicago Rye open high low clo^ pr.el. July.. (....( ..... ;.... 101X 99 Hep. .'....: 103',i 100% _ - .. Dec 1MH 10354 |jnp flecl has been withdrawing lo- any. such developments. Although there huvc been reports that the n tiew ntul tbtiil ;lown. Bo the hiimbor of Idle men In Alabama rcimiliiH around tho 17,000 Ilgnrc. In nthcr conl-prodilcliij! stales. Virtually all llie miners nrc bnc-k it work. The latest effect of the strike inn been felt In lliu iiolinei'-IInnnii Joke Corporation In DillTalo, N. Y. The coinpuny, which Is the largest Hiippller of coke tor Republic atccl Corporation blast furnaces, say.« Us npiti-ulloivi will be cut at least per cent next week unless c onl Inrl.s movlDK In iinrinnl qimntl- Ics by Dial lime, The nation may know more about he oomrillcalcd coal slluntlon af- :er Bccrelnry ickes' radio address Ionian, ickcs who Is bass of the coal mines, Is going lo discuss the Kovciiinient's mine program at 7:0.1 p. m. (Eastern War Time). New York Cotton Mch. irfay July Oct. Dec. "pen high 10S9 1DC8 1IH7 1955 2011 i053 innt 2002 imr> 1984 low close 1050 inn-i 1953 1947 1052 1914 2041 2054 203G 19S1-1 2001 1993 1975 1983 1913 Spy Arrested Ernest Frederick who was arrested by FBI In New York as an alleged German spy. Lehmllz Is said lo have written numerous letters lo German Intelligence ngtncies In Europe, providing, detailed Information . In. secret,! \yrlt- Ing on Shipping conditions in : riew York harbor, rmd troops and convoy movcnifiils. tNEA. lelephoto). Navy Announces Thrust Deep Into Hearl of Jap* held TCI liloiy ' Hj United rrtis The war him conic IjucK to Iliu Solomon Islands.- Orico tnoi'o the Yank-j aio gn tho niiirch. They have Ml the beaches of Heiiiiovn, tt wild hlllc ih- Inml 170 miles northwest ot Giiaihilciuml, presumably* in licavy force. A terse Navy ., communique tills nomliig roveuled Uio start of.ilhln :icw United stales offensive Inlo ihe Heart of Jipitn's Solomon UOldtllHS. It began at dawn jeslcrdiiy, the Na\'y ' says, whim "combined U. S. Forces • stormed tho black '; snml wuches of Hcndova, only five miles from Ihc' Japanese air /base of Mundn on New Georgia Island. There nrc no dclnlls , nothing la itidlcntc whcthei our troop;,' went In fighting, like they did at Guadalcanal lust August, of whelli- er the Japs didn't put tip any fight, Forcr* ; \Vcre Form Ida bio Hut you call be s lire our men wove loaded t and ipndy loi nivj- llilnit. The 'term •'"combined U. ^. Forces" .MiKsciH powerful mail and.nlr siipporl for waves of as- liiiiilt t|fiq|>i Some military men tliluK • olu landing parties must IHVC iiml to fluht their way whore 'WFHISC tho Jnps are kiibw'ii-to have .Vrtnln military installations on Hcndovn. But ncll huvc to wall for urc'deta^i to flndl out about tint Hcmlovii Itself ' piobably Is too sniall to r be. the ultimata .objective of. this .lie* offensive The attack on riendqvn t ls considered onlj the 'prelude rto BU attempt to nullify Mimrlri rin'd then jnove 6» aheVtako the Important Jap-held Island of Bougainville - f *,,.«< '•*. i •".Ironl.tidlvJ'U »ns only |t!at night ' . thnt.'thc Tokjo radio warned the United .states— ''nol to fry to fake over any moic Japanese Islands" Japs Expected. nioiy Appnrentlj the Japs ^telt that thl!j new Ameilcun move v^as coming, Ami. thai probably explains the • heavy— »nd costly— Nlpponcij nil' nltncits oil our positions at CHmdaJcunal and the Russell li- uls itht.i mntli German rcoils from Jnpiui sa> the A|lles have mossed more than. '2200 'planes In Ihc Australian area.i Jnrmii can Itnd no more- cause for consolation ,.' in ', China limn she can In the Southwest Pacific. For Chungking announces that the hist two Jap strongholds In the Chinese "rice bowj" south gf ,thc Yunglxi! aie expected to full* rno- mcntarlly to UUoiloii"! C'llncsu troops. And in • Northern Kliuigsii Province,. Chlncsp sticrrlllns lia\c killed . more than 1000 'Japs fii '| -lav-loin buttle alon^ the Lunglwl Rallroart. • >• In Burma Amerjcnn bombers rontlnnn to keep the Japs hopping Our Hilly Mitchell bonibers' went out yesterday and bombed the rail' way yards at K>aukse In Centrnt Burma. Direct lilts'- were scored on sloiatte buildings and railroad cers niul three big f Ires J were set. -The docks at Mandnlay were hit bv other American forrilnllons And all ot ow plnnes returned wttliout loss. Missoitrian Held In Bicycle Thefts Two bicycles ' sloUn recently tit Trimiann ntid Bly.tiieytlle were; recovered and officers have arrested Wesley DUon, 21, living three miles north of Calumet Jnst ovtr the. Missouri line, who has been charged ivlth grand larceny Dtxon ts alleged to ha\e recently stolen a bicycle at Hornersville, Mo., which he rode to Trumann and sold very chrap. Suspicious officers )n- vestlgnted the snlc of the woman's bicycle but released tbe.. man 'after questioning The snme day he Is" alleged to have stolen a bicycle at Trumann and to have ridden It home before selling It Saturday at Goshcll, officers sold The bicycle owned by Bill Elliot;. sen of Mr.'nrid Mis. \V, M,,Scruggs, was stolrn a short, lime later. Police .Chief William Bcrryman and Deputy sheriff Don S. Haley, who made the Investigation, were accompanied by a Missouri state police to Dixon's house .when the arrest was mads He IS In the county Jail here! , 2 Manila Men Help In Pacific Attacks Two Mississippi Counly'men who took part In air attacks. from Australia which brought the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal to the officer In charge were Tecli. Scrgt Max Raacs and Staff' Sergl. Roy Whistle, both of'Maiiila: < First . Lieut. Lehmsn Charles lomeriy oimtvo, »ou tlie two c6v*t«d iwaxds Sor leading th« *ttack. < '•> l < >> L v

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