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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TIIE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NOKTHEABT AHKANSAB AND SOtTl'IIEAOT MIB80DR1 VOL. XLI—NO. 11 Blvlheville Dally New* BlythcvUle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Luder liLYTllEVlU-ti, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, APU1L 1, SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Peace In Europe > To Bring Quick Food Production U. S. Official Claims Crops In Italy Will Cut Food Shipments WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI— The task of feeding the liberated countries of Europe will not, be as prolonged or as clitficull as sonic people fear, Dr. Henry Grady, a ranking American oflicial of the Allied Control Commission, says Hint agriculture Is (lie first thing to conic back after u war. Dr. Gracly, a former assistant secretary of state, has just returned from several months in ftaly. And he says that as soon as the Italians harvest their summer crops, the United States prohuhly will l>c able to reduce foot! shipments fur Italian civilians 80 per cent. Dr. Grady says the Allies arc pro ceecling on tiie assumption that out food shipments will be cut one- fifth when the Italians harvest theii summer crops. Grady pointed oiv , that agriculture in North Africa and J, Sicily already is coming back. [ KgK 1'riccs Cause Concern \ On the food front here at home el'; a group of 15 midwest senators have aft; taken a complaint about a drop ii SyrnPBK prices to War Food Adminlslra proV>r Marvin Jones. They say egg I "adtrices have fallen so low that many srvroiiinners are threatening lo cancel 4P f" icir spring orders for baby chicks. Tne WPA is planning to support the jbi' 1944 potato market at prices run-1 1 .i iiing from five to >15 cents a hun- iti dred pounds above last year. How- i(,\ ever, WPA plans to buy only early j mid intermediate crops Ihls year, ;V and will make loans on late potato J crops. Officials announced today ' that producers and shippers still 'r nrc exacted to a.ssitino normal re' spoiislbility for marketing their crops. Strikes lu Pittsburgh In Pittsburgh, three strikes involving some 2,000 steel workers are bottling up production. Ninety CIO workers at the big Pittsburgh works of Jones and Laughlin Steel Cor- pqvalion went out on strike last >\rght at midnight, throwing 500 , -inore men out of work. Tiiey said they were walking out because the War Labor Board has not yet acted on a pending rate dispute. ! Other steel workers at.the Label! works .of Crucible Steel Company and ths Brackenridge, Perm, plant o f -/.nes//uiy liiidluri Steel Corpora- 1 ».. lion p f'e'ic.' 1 ,". today.- v w . .' v ''Nine' hundred w'orkei* at a Cur-' licgie - Illinois Steel Corporation plant ended a six day walkout last night. In Washington there arc 000 government girls who also would like to stage a walkout from their dormitory across the Potomac. But spe- «gs cial police units are keeping the girls .'" inside. The reason for this is that one of the girls died yesterday of spinal meningitis. And the 600 have been quarantined. The guards have been ordered to keep people away and not get too close to the buildings themselves. Most of the girls are in their 'teens or twenties. Officials arc still trying to round up some 550 of the girls who were outside the dormitory when the quarantine was clamped down. Oklahoma Turns Down Republican American Filers Hit Strongholds Across Pacific Truk Again Battered; No Reports Received From Patau Attackers Tlic border stale by-clcction which Republicans confidently had expected would check Democratic enthusiasm for a fourth term came up with an Administration triumph. Willinm G. Stlglcr. Democrat, opjioslng E. O. Clark. Republican, won a House seat In Oklahoma's Second District 'by a margin of nearly 40000 votes. W. G. Stigler, lefl, Senator Alben Barklcy, center, and Governor ICcrr of Oklahoma chut In Mus- kogcc, Oklahoma. NT5A Telephoto.) Dunkiin Farmer "i Suffers Wound Suspect In Shooting Is Held At Kennett; Victim In Hospital Neal Pcccr.son. 3C-year old Dunklin County, Mo.,- farmer, was in Walls Hospital today .suffering from a gunshot wound in the ad- domen, and Charles Bassett of near Hornersville, Mo., was held in a Kennelt jail in connection with the shooting which occurred lowing a supper which both Osceola District Exceeds Quota In Red. Cross Drive David Laney, American Red Cro.'s.s War Fund chairman for Couth Mississippi County, lodny nnnotmccxl Ihe successful completion ol the drive in that district, which exceeded its quota by S400. Quota lor South Mississippi County was $n,-lOO, and " lotnl of $17,800 was subscribed for the fund, Mr. Liiney said. Luxora has met Its mtola of $1500, Chesler C. Danehowcr, chairman of the Hed Crpss Drive, announced today. R. L. Houck and Allen Scgraves of the Double Bridges Community men attended in the school house announced that (heir dlslrict sub- at Gibson's Crossing, about miles from Dlytlievillc. Arch Patterson, uncle of wounded mini, quoted Deputy Sheriff Lum Causey as..saying-Patterson loft Ihe 'school <• house and WHS mounting his -horse when Bnssctl slipped from behind ,-i. parked"car and' fired tw6 shots aC"liini. Patterson's companion, Cap. Williams, narrowly escaped being hit by the bullct.s, one of which entered Patterson's abdomen. His condition was fair loday, according lo hospital attendants. , Ba.ssett was apprehended soon after the shooting by Sheriff Williams and placed in the Kennelt jail. No reason wns given for Ihe shooting. Cap Williams said thai the two men had nol exchanged any words thai night. 25 scribed $359.60 lo the Itel Cross Fund, exceeding the quota of $350. the Lonergan Jury Returns Verdict Defendant is Guilty Of Murdering Wife; Punishment To Be Set NEW YORK, April 1 (UP.)— Fed- Funeral Services Held In Illinois For Lee Ellis, 73 wal Judge James must decide what Wallace ;now price -Wayne Lonergan must pay for the.candle- stick slaying of his heiress wife, Palrlcla. Afler nine hours and 36 minutes of deliberation, a jury last nigh!, rclurncd n verdict of second degree murder against Lonergan. The conviction carries a Elli", Uiichvil'.c blucksmllh ;rist mill owner, died at 2 ill Lee and o'clock Thursday afternoon Memphis Baptist Hospital where he wa.s admitted March 1C. lie was 73. Born and reared at Mount Vernon. III., Mr. Ellis had been a resident of Lcachvillc for .almost 30 years. He Is survived by his wife of Lcachvillc, and a brother in Illinois. Funeral services were held at Mount Vernc-n today for the aged man with Howard Undertaking Company of Leachville in charge of arrangements. New York Cotton tence, ranging from 20 years to life in prison. Judge Wallace has .set April 17 as the date lor sentencing. When Ihe jury foreman announced the verdict, the former RCAF nircraft.sinan slumped in his chnir nnd had to be helped to his feel. Lonergan wa.s visibly shaken, and some spectators said Ihcy heard him sob. After Ihe verdict. New York District Attorney Frank Hogan congratulated 'his assistant, Jacob Gnmict. who prosecuted the case. Said Hogan: "The case was fairly presented." Lonergan's counsel. Edward Broderick said merely— . "Well, Lonergan's a soldier of fortune. He believes If his number's up. it's up." Broderick made no comment concerning a possible appeal. I open high low close 1980 1981 1910 1972 1981 2083 2051 '2081 2086 '2080 2050 2052 Miir. sen-! May Defendants Acquitted In Missouri Slaying Mrs. Susie Burnett of Senath, Mo. and her son, Gene Burnelt of St. Louis, were acquitted Tuesday of a first degree murder charge In connection with the fatal shool- itig April 17 of Hiicghy Kitchens. Parma, Mo., marshal. Claude P- Cooper represented the defendants, who were tried in Circuit Court in Charles Ion. Mo. The case was taken to Charleston court from New Madrid Mo. court on a change of venue.' Farm Workers Sought From Memphis Area The farm labor situation in Mississippi county is expected to be bencfilcd -by the recruiting of farm workers by the United Stales Employment Service Farm,Division office in Memphis. Permission was granted the of fice lo recruit farm workers for Mississippi County, Criltcnden County and St. Francis County in addition to the olher areas in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. The contract, signed by tlie Agricultural Extension Service, the War Food Administration and tlie War Manpower Commission, wa. submitted March 8 and signed this week. Prior to Ibis, there lias beei no recruiting of farm labor sinci Dec. 31, when Ihe office wns ordered lo stop, pending signature o the contract. In Ihe harvest scnson, two added farm labor offices will be opened one in South Memphis and one ii Northeast Memphis. Oglesby Urges Work On Park Repatriated War Hero Wants ImpVovernents Of Davis Memorial MANILA, April I.—Sergl.'Everet Oglcsby, hero of Dieppe, who I visiting friends here while on sick Icnvc from the Canadian Army spoke to the members of .the Matin Lions Club Wednesday noou nd scored the club ralhcr severe y for not having done somclhitii, owiircl benullfying the Ilcrmai Davis Pnrk. Sergeant Oglesby, who was re lalriated from a German prlsot 1st October, visited here In DC ember, and at that, lime .urgei he. Lions Club lo do somelhlni bout beautifying the purk. At tlin iir.e a committee was appointc md some money was raised. >r>l(ir iave been drawn nhd figures ^?J :civcd from the Plggott Nursery md it is Ihe Intent of Ihe Llor Jhib lo carry these plans throng ,o completion, it wns announced. Sergeant Oglesby stilled he woul contribute $50 to the fund. Tl coinmillce, which consists of R. licKinnon, Grover Snider anrl V W. Fowler, urged those Inlcrcsle n this project to send In or giv contributions to tills committee. Other visitors at the club Wc<l nesday included Sergt. John Spark nnd Fred Flecman, Ney Hunt un lis brother, Orion Html, who hn recently moved here from Dyers Inirg, Tenn., lo make this lib horn Bus Drivers Remain Idle In Nashville Liberators Return To Germany l!j- Dulled I'nws The campaign to drive the Jan> out of Ihe Islnnd slronfjholds barring the Invasion route lo Ihr- i'lilllppines nnd G'lilim npprars well underway. American plane. 1 ; liuvc nirule Mir- i'ronlcst long I'migB nrrlnl of- fcn.slyc' yet iitlviupU'd In Miinshlni, raids along a 1400 mile front ir ,e Caroline Islnnds. Eight allncki llliln 311 hours wore iilmcd u uk aiul .Mirroundlni! Jap olds.• The results oblnlncd by the Nnv> sk force nlliifk on I'nluii 01 edncsday arc ttlll nwnltrd, Bti te fleet Is nialntidnlng rmllo m ncu until II presuiunbly reticiit ifer waters. Tlie thrust- nl 1'nlni irrled our wnrslilps to within '100 :ilcs of the Philippines. 80 riniii's On Itnld General MncArlhnr revcnb Unit le Wednesday noon rnld on 'lYnk c.siirjycd 80 Jap planes Instead of ic 54 originally reported, Thirty nc were sliol down In u 00-mtmiU: eriul baltlc over Trnk Ihul cost s one Llbi'nilor bomber. IJiil tli« fiO-ptane biiK nicnn.s' our itcnifl destroyed u record 108 Jnp Irernfl llial dny In Ihe uronlest erial blow of Ihe wnr at the Japs. Gtis-'cnuiient monltort, say tho aps admit five rnlds on Truk. Hut 'okyo claims the assniills were loffcellvc. And ndils Ihul three f the Anicrlcnn iKimbcrs were .shot own nnd seven dnmagcd over the wo dny period. Ncu- Allncli (In lt:ih:uil Central Pacific iilnncn continue iiclr nttacks on (lie Isolnled Jap losillons !n the eastern Marshalhi, leavy bombers from Ihe south- vest Pacific rounded oul. the ncrlal ampatgn with llnilr fifilh raid on Riiljaul, the tottering Jnp (ilroii);- io!d In tlic norUicrn tip of New IJritain. ' We've Inkcti over inrfiiher isliind 11 the Admiralties—some fioo mllos oulli of Trnb. American dlsmonnt- I cavalrymen jumped four inllcs lorlh from Mnnus Islnnd to occti- »y a small aloll. On the Burma front, xurprlslng- ,y strong Jap fortes tire attacking Brllish Iroops, dntendlng the ,cnst- ei-ii nppi'Onchc.s lo Kohlmn In India's Manlpur State. I'ronl dls- .latchcs leli of severe fluhling as :he Jftl's try lo block llic Manlptn roiid, and tints cut off nil for the entire Indlnn-DiirmcKe border front. The new Jap nlUiek Is tho second in as many days—started by tht Jap.s in n drive on the important roud linking Kohlma with Itnphal capital of. Mnnipitr Slate. To Begin April Air Swiss City Is Reported Bo Slli Army TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS— Japan May Be Assembling Fleet For Showdown Hy JA1MKS HAIU'KK United 1'res.i Stuff Writer Japan's navy may \ic. Kinlitttf for it .show-down America's! fleet has been boldly ojiovMtiujj In Tokyo's front yai'il, nnd 'I'ojo is losing face us fast as he's losing naval buses. If over Ihe .liips.arc lo make their supremo el'1'orl, tliis would seem tho-llnui. For, as Ihe wnr moves west, it not only steps up the menace to Japan's homeliind, it also iiK'.roiisios Its navy's chances of nnucoH.s. Here's why. Japan sowed the seeds of H,s nl- » — (Iniiitc detail in Ihe first days of tho war. Moving swiftly, It .seined bases Ihousnnd.'i of 'miles from home. Unsos that coul<| only be .supplied by lrnns|Kirls moving over grcul .slrolchcs of ocean..Tlml wcs Jnniin'fi grout weakness mid Ajiier- Icn solved on It. , Our. submarines Bank so ninny cargo and tiiiiu.purl .ships hal the enemy wns forced lo fall nek on cruisers nn'd clestroyors lo clnlorco and supply lib; outlying Fate Of Chaplin Will Be Decided Early Next Week , • • "=«m HOLLYWOOD. April 1 (U.P.) — A federal court jury will dccid early next week whether Charlit Chaplin violated the Mann Act b taking red-haired Joan Barry t New York. The defense rested its case late yesterday. Federal Judge J. P. T. O'Connor then recessed the trial until Monday, and announced that final summations would be limited to two and one-half hours lor each side. On Tuesday O'Connor will lake an hour to deliver legal Instructions to the jury. After that, it will be up to the. jury of two spsn- sters, five housewives and five elderly men to decide Chaplin is guilty. whether Reports from England Ihal Anthony Eden may retire from the post of foreign secretary put tho spotlight of speculation on Dominions Secretary Lord Cranborne, as a likely successor. Rotations Will Hear Talk By Lieutenant Protheroc First Lieut, Chester P. Protheroe, assistant Public Relations Officer, will speak before the Blythevillc Rotary Club next Thursday noon, He will use as his subject: "Education After the War." Weather ARKANSAS — Partly clotidy.thisj afternoon and tonight. Mostly cloudy Sunday Scattered showers and cooler In] north portion late tonight and Sunday. NASHVILLE, Tenn.. April - 101 — Striking bus drivers in Nashvi! and Chattanooga have defied a War Labor Board order to return lo work. They arc sllll idle. And thousands of workers in bolli cities nrc wondering how they will get home today. It was bad enough gelling lo work tlits morning. But everybody doubled up in all available automobiles .and catching rides was not impossible. But hitch-hiking from town lo home is a different matter. There will be many a footsore wnr worker In Nashville and Chattanooga loniglit. Having Ignored tlic back-to-work order — on which the deadline was a. m. today— the union leaders have been ordered lo appear before the regional WLB In Atlanta Ihls afternoon to .explain their defiance. And [here is a report that this order too, will be ignored. Union leaders have nol told llic WLB whether Ihoy will or will not appear for the hearing. But Paul U Styles, regional di.spulcs direc- lor lor WLB, says If they don't show up he will ask (he War Labor Board lo issue subpoenas ice-Hiring their presence. Styles has hinted that drastic steps may bo laken to restore public transportation. He says it, may even be necessary to call on the Army lo lake over the two bus services. Tlic walkout began Friday after (he WtB handed a compromise wage decision which the drivers (crmeri unsatisfactory. Styles pointed out that an appeal is provided from decisions of the regions WLB. hut that the drivers had not taken advantage of the provision MILD Chicago Wheat open high low close May . 173% 173% 113 S 173 % 17354 •Tilly . 17051 171 170S 17051 170% Sims Prepares To Announce For Governor LITTLE ROCK, April I (UI'l- Slate Comptroller J. Bryan Sims I: to announce for governor tonight And the official says he thinks In can win the nomlnallon v.'llhoul i runoff. A candidate must have a clcn majority fiver all others in Die prof crcntinl primary In order U> wii without competing with Ihe seconi Highest man In the run-on". Sims says Hint the way thing *rc shaping up. he believes ho wl ;ct more voles than all other can Jldales put together. The only other candidates who have announced so far arc Will Steel of Tcxnrknnn and Ben Laney of Cninden. Lnncy hns not begun an active campaign since his formal announcement lasl weekend. Bui Sled has been traveling around the stale meeting voters. Sims, by the way. Is expected to have the support of the presonl slate administration. Livestock unisons. Thus, those wartihl|M nine under Ihe ha/urd ul sen nnd ilr ntlivik, ruul Jnpan jtiuffcrcd icnvy lofisc.s. - t Thereby, the enemy niivy becnmc op-lioavy, llnltle.slilps cnnnol risk. fight without a protective 'ncrc'rn if cruisers and dwilroyi'rs. fio Jn- mh's iinvy. stayed home. Then! I'n's only one "out" for Ihe Jnps. iinut-biLscd 'bombers could give heir capital ships Iho protection hey would need lor u show-down Ighl. Hut. Ihul being -Ihe crisc, the rattle lake place closa to lliu ources of tlml' alrpowor. In' oilier vovds, In Japan's home wnlers. U. S. N'nw Within ItniiKR Noiv America's Nnvy lias moved, 'or ll'.e first Uiue.'ln within rnnge of llinl. land-based nlrpower. The iinvnl 'force poiindlng nl Ihe I'nlrni rsliuid/i Htnick wlthlii 4C>Q nlles of tho- Philippines ^wltli Uielr ninny air bases, If llui 'Japanese navy over Is tii put up u light, .would- seem (« lie the 'time, Fall Of Odessa To Come Soon, Moscow '-Hints MOSCOW, April 1 <U.P.)-Tlie Kil.vdnn drive loiviird Otlcssn, the iWs'l seaport on lliu llluck Sou, Gnltilni: Kpeed. Moscow roporl.t 100.000 Clmimns llhif! back hi wild rolreiil and nllltnry observers aay It's but a linker of dny.s until Ihe Axis will w driven from tint entire Ukraine. Mui'Klinl'.i Third Uk- nlnu Army Is sweeping ulonu Ihe Hack Sen const, ruclnn on the icels of tho Ooliunnft who apnur- nl|y have nhondoncd the defense The clnpJi l . have n powerful tleol. Tor ono Ihlng, they 5l/onblt! Kithmnrlno f|ollllii Unit apparently linn yet In llon. Tho enemy hns li.scd few silb- mnrlncs ngniml Allied supply lines and. so fin, America hay only re veale ( | the destruction of 15 cue my .submarines. Many llevc Hie JnpK lire hoarding their undersell craft' for use . In a b!(, nnvnl battle. . , ' The enemy never revealed mucl about Ills -shipbuilding progrnii before tho Ihal whnl parlor Iho t truth. A United 1'res. compllnlloh ' shows Unit ihe Jnp hnvc lost at Icnsl 200 strictly com bnl ships since l,hc war storied. Ol the bnsfK of known Japanese pre wnr. mil we know now he did rcvcnl was only if the eastern of ,ihn nrc round's nriny ma lusl lepoilijil 35 miles from Odessa. Itcds Aivnll HlKiiiil * Meanwhile to the llin ,'lrnl nnd .Second Armies of, llic Ukraine nre mussing In the I'rut vhllcy for anImmcdlnli! drive. Into Hiiirmnln. Tliny 1 uru nwnitlng the. •ilminl to push. Tlint signal Is Ihe dc.Klructlon of llic Cicrinnn Bixlh nnd Rlghth Armies which nrc now In flight before Ocncial Mnlln- ovsky, Inoldcnlolly. lln- COIKI O<lc.ssii will , be a double • for Mftllnovflky. I'lrst,' he will have rnRiilncd one of nussla'B accond, OdiiKM 1st llic MnrKhnl's unlive city. Jn the 'l'lrns|]ol nrcii miles north of Odessa. Murslml KiKicv's Iroops nru slnshlng lor- wnrd lo Ihe Junollon of all bill one of the Nn/l's remaining ti.scnpo railways. Knoov's right wing seized another len-mlle strip of the cnsl brink of the I'rul rlvor Alrpuiiy AiMfiSS, Nniln Say Ucrlln Kiiys the Russlnns alrendj huvc forced llic middle rcnchcs of the Prut. However, 'Mascow has nol confirmed this gnln, The Urlllsli rndto rcporl-s the Ocnnnnsi cvnc.uallng Iroops nm mnlerltils from the Crimea by sea Pcnrl iHarlxir strength, that wolil lenye the enemy only half hU orlg Inal navy. However, one of tile nn lion's IcndlliB- imvfll experts estl M'hc broiidonsl snys about 100 mntcs Ihnt the .laps have lost onlyi Ihousand Cicrmini rind Mluninnlni nboul onc-lhlrd their nrc-war fro6|xi have been titalloncd' then 1 slnflc HID Russians plugged tin Perekop Islhimifi llnklny the Crl mea with the inulnland laic las strcnglh, Destroyer Losses Heavy •Ihc Japs were supposed to have lind IS6 siib/nnrltiCA- at, the. wnr'B start wllh U building. But, they ' Mount Marme InCassinoArea General Clark Gains Positions To Rear Of Cassino Opponents . LON13QN, Al>rll 1 (UP)-AlliCH- can heavy bombers Imnbnslcd southwestern Germany today to stnrl Iho April nlr earhpnfgn, . H.WRS n rclnllyoly small force of , Liberators 'mid 'cscorllng nghlcrs which mndv Mil* morning's sweep itilo llio.:dcc'pesl reaches of Ihe llelch. Tmnels hnvcn'l yel been a'nli iiounccd. ,- ; ' Iii whal may.have iKcn.nn iicci- denlnl-ofl-shool of. loriny's raid, a Swiss • communique . reports' (hat l>limc:i dropped Mwmbs on Schnil- hiiuscn ' lu nftrlhcrn HwltMrland. This comniuiilrnjii docs not Itlcntlty Iho plnncs, bill imofnclnl Swiss dls ? patclic.i clnlni Ihcy were American, and Ihal lliolr bombs hit u pottci plant, Iwo, tiiclorlcfl and i\n a?yluiu for Iho aged, Belmllhauson, .Iho . cnpllnl of - n n'lkB cnnlon by Hi o »nmo namo, lies i a narrow, nock of northern Swltn- •liunl' nli'iiant sUrnnindcil by Gir inn territory. .. Hv.sull.*), I'nliiilatcd ^ in iJindop .Allied nh chiefs urn till adding up. Ihv .scores of tho lurch bombings, of the greatest lonlli Iti llic hl.stoi-y of this sprcad- g air wnr. ' '.: .'• DurliiB Hltlcr.'a "March misery, Jrlllsh and Amcrlcnn heavy toinb- rs duni|icd (5(1,000 tons of (Iro and e.slriictlon on Germany nnd the oo- nplc-U aui'ilrlcs, • . For American nlrmcn, U was n- nrliculnrly slunincnnl month, the iino of our first raid on Berlin. In March, ns \ni.t'the in February, JrltlBh ,bused' Anierlraii planes uu- Icd Olll more operations: 'linn did he II. A..1 1 '.. : '. Allies'I'ny SUIT Vrlcc Hfmjillng.Olr. blous still »i(.nn iiounllnii' losses/ Liisl monlh 51S Mncrlcnii homljnni and H5 Amor Imil lighter pliiiicn were losl ovci Illlei''s.jjiirojw. In cxclmngc Unit lir'Btnlbg nlrniou knocked at leiist lit) Cloniijin llghtors out of the skies md deetloycd ninny moris on tho ;rouu:i. • ' ' , lu Italy, -Fifth Army troops-have voii their most Important victory since the Allies rcnchcd llio out- ikli'U ot.CnssIno In February. Oen. Mark Olnrk's men have sclx- cd the 0800 foot Mounl Mnr>;onC n.n sui'ilrlsi! allack which thieat- ms to rmlHnnk the ilubborn Na/l Iclcnscs along Iho Cassino fiont i .•'rom Mounl Marrono, Ihe Allies nre n position to attack the Germans it Cnsslno from the rci'r The biid- dcn move ends a month tong/'wil m thin-ccnlral sector of the Italian front., Bolh ai:c«ssliio and on Die Anzlq, beachhead, the Nazis have- bceii imrlcd buck after- unsuccessful attacks. A|ld along -.the beachhead, American destroyers cnme closer lo shore on Wednesday nnd Thursday lo thcll Iho Nnnls. , The rcporlx llinl rlnnlsh-Husiini niready" V huve' iMl'Tzfl 1 " dcslroycrs, Pi-'ncc ncKollallotiK hnvc rcncwcc - - - ire followed by a Hlockholm reiror lint the former Finnish I'rcmic 1'aaslkivl has left Finland. Tills reporl tends to confirm th rumor thai he Is hi Koscow nn there Is only one likely reason fo the Finnish slate.smnli's prcscnc n Russia—renewed peace ncgotln lions. Russia Will Continue Fighting, Shapiro Says BIRMINGHAM, April 1 (UP) — A newspaperman who has spent 10 years In the Soviet says Russia will fight the war lo a finish. As long as there is n German army, according to Henry Shapiro, a United Press war correspondent. Russia will continue the battle. ' Shapiro told llic Alubanin Education Association that It Is possible that a mighty Russian blow may liiid Ihc war In Kurope this year. Uul he warned that the Russian victory march is no pushover, and that the Germans arc resisting with grim determination. Shapiro says the final battle — when 11 comes — will' likely be fought on a line stretching from n.m/.iS on the Bailie Sea to the Carpathian mountains. Shapiro has served for many years a.s head of the United Press Bureau in Moscow. ST. LOUIS, Prpll 1 (U.P.I—Hogs 6.500. Salable 500. Top $13,80; 200290 pounds $13.70 to S13.80; HO- 160 pounds $11.00 to 12.00; sows $13.00. Cattle 600. None salable. Calves none. Bulk for 'week—slaughter slecrs $13.50 to $15.75; mixed yearlings and heifers $12.15; canners and $0,25 cutters $8.00 to $8,75; cows to $11.25. N. 0. Cotton Mar. May. July Oct. Dec. 1979 1S83 2099 2104 2003 2060 2011 2013 1595 1999 1971 1974 1981 2006 2102 2099b 2007 2015 1099 2003 20W 1988 2068 200B 1901 Chicago Rye May open high lo\v close 129S-130 129 129% 129',i July . 128% 129V1 128% 120W 120 flnck In 1042, the enemy wns said to be building destroyers nt R rate, ol 20 a yenr, a rntc far less than their losses. ' On the hnsl.s of nvallnblc Information, some of 11 from tfic Chinese, Japan hns nt lensl 16 battleships. So far, it hns only losl thrse, all of them comparatively'old'types. Bui ll'B carriers, not battleships, llinl nre Japan's crcntcsl Ji/cnkncsi. II was supposed lo have had eight nt the slnrt of the wnr .with two others building. So far, six have been sunk. Dili Washington officials believe new constmcllor) and the conversion of merchantmen have brought the Jnp carrier strength at least up lo Us nrc-wAr level. As for .Japan's cruiser .strength, 11 was estimated al 46 at,the war's slarl v.itli 10 more building. Out here again, the Jnps misled llic world. Exactly (hat number of cruisers. 5G. have been reported sunk. More |lkely, the Jnps had around 10 at the .start of the war and have added more since. ''Hie Japs now hnvc evacuated virtually all their naval forces from Tnik, Kavleng and Rnhaul—isug- gesling thai somewhere in the vasl Pacific they are assembling a bat- llc fleet. Perhaps the naval showdown may nol be long In coming. Woman Accused of Fraud In Taking Soldier's Pay JONESBORO, Ark. April 1 (UP) —A Memphis woman has been nr- resled at Jonesboro on a charge of obtaining a serviceman's pay fraudnlenlly. The woman, Mrs. Edyth Mne Mitchell, is accused of gelling $868 under llic Servicemen's Act, claiming fraudulenlly to be llic wile of John E. Crawford, a sol dler. She wns released under $2000 bond this afternoon when she was arraigned on the charge. Saves Cruisers Navy men returning from at Rites Scheduled Sunday For Jesse Robert Day JOINER, Arki, April 1 — Jesse Robert Day. 57, died Friday nt his home. .FUiic'ral services will be held »l 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon al Hie lipirtc.,Burial'will be In Bardstown : Cemetery In chnrge of Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis. Mr. Day leaves his wife, Mrs. Snlly Day, nnd eight children. Mrs. Gladys Rowcr t Rome, Ga., Reginald Day. Red Dny, Ala.; Jesse R, Day Jr. of the Army, M. S. Day, Wit-.: Ham D&y. Ruth Day and Shirley : Day. n|V of Joiner, nnd Mrs Jessie.'May BoArd, Lawrenceburg, Tenn,; ' Crawford Greene Homed On Advisory Committee Crawford Orcene. former Mississippi County supervisor of schools and present director of school administration for the State Department of Education, Is one of six state education officers selected lo serve on a School Transportation Advisory Committee. Mr. Orcene left today for Washington to meet \\ith Federal educational officials to discus:; school transportation problems. ,. tack on Truk, big Jap Pacific; base, praised "unknown" Hell-i Ml lighter pilot who saved two U. S. cruisers by spotting cne- 1 my torpedo wakes headed for Ihein <ind warning the warships. Eagle-eyed hero is now idcnli New York Stocks; :A T & T 157 i-2 Amer Tobacco 62 Anaconda Copper ..... — 26 1 -8 Belh Sleel 59 Chrysler .1 83 3-8 Gen Elcclric 36 Gen Motors ,573-4 Montgomery Ward 445-8 N Y Central 18 3-4 Int Harvester — 11 North Am Aviation' ....... 8 5-R Republic Steel 16 7-8 Radio . i....... fl 1-2 Socony Vacuum ..< 125-8 Studebaker 15 1-4 Standard of N J 53 1-4 ... .. _ Texas Corp 481-2 fied as Lieul. (jg) Frederick K. Packard 41-8 'Sticglitz, above, 51. Louis. Mo., U S Steel 52 S-S

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