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BEII1EVILLE COURIER ili»S '_,' THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOUTHKAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XL1—NO. 14 Blythevllle Dally Newi BlyttwrtUe Hwald Blythevllle Courier '' ' Mlailuippl Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLLiV ARKANSAS, WKDN1CSDAY, Al'KIL C, 1944 SINGLE COPIES FIVE GENTS ','; RUSSIANS CLOSE ODESSA ESCAPE ROUTE Wisconsin GOP Favors Dewey By Big Margin Willkie Poor Fourth As Dewey Gains 14 Of State's Delegates WASHINGTON, April 5. (UP» — Lalest returns from Wisconsin's presidential primary sliow that a wide margin of Hie slate's Republican voters want Governor Dewey of New York as their candidate. In spile ol Dewcy's repudiation of the convention delegates pledged lo him, the latest tabulation shows that H out of tlie 15 Dewey men who ran are probable winners. Wendell Willkie, the 1940 GOP candidate whose political popularity underwent its first major lest in tlie Wisconsin primary, ran a poor fourth. Although the returns still arc in complete, it appears that Willkie, who made a 13-day personal campaign tour of the state, has coralled only one of the state's 2-1 delegate votes. And he v.'as the only man who liad n full slate of candidates. For the Dewey forces, the Wisconsin victory is almost overwhelming. Fifteen delegate candidates pledged to him ran. and 'all but one appears to be a certain winner. All three of his dclcgates-at-lnrgc were elected, and 11 other delegates won district campaigns. L Stasscn Huns Second Lieut. Cmdr. Harold E. Stassen, former governor of MInncsola, ran second to Dewey, winning five pledged delegates. Stasscn. now on duty in the Pacific, has announced he'll run for president if nominated, but will hoi seek the nomination. 'In third place General Douglas Mac Arthur delegates .won two scats. Wiilkio takes pne,,,und, • two more delegates e!ected ; -Sre unpledged. Tlie Democratic' primary was a walkaway for 20 delegates pledged tp..Ti' . fourth t erin for; President .••jHoosevclt. Their only exposition was 't/ from a partial slate Of uncommitted candidates who ran tinder a slogan of "stop pplitics,-"vyin the war." Whitworth, Welch and Owe/is Are Winners In City Election Frank Whilworlh won a sweeping, victory. in his race for re-election as city clerk here yesterday, overwhelming his opponent, Sidney C. Craig, by a majority of almost four to one. Mr. Whit worth received a totiil of 720 votes against 185 lor hie, opponent who once served in the office, according to unofficial tabulation. The clerk's race was nol Ihe only one which claimed Ihe inlcrest of more llinn 900 voters In the Municipal Election, however. In two other contests. Sam C. Owens was rc- clcclcd alderman of Ward One and Loy Welch again won Ills place on he clly council as representative rom Ward Two. Owens received n olal of 209 voles to defeat his op- xment, Joe Alexander, a former aldermnn, who polled 142 votes. Welch ran a strong race, polling 248 voles to win decisively over Floyd Willie who had a lota)" of 174. Those re-elected without opposl- lon were Doyle Henderson, municipal judge; Percy -Wright, city nl- orney, and Rupert Crafton, alder- nan of VVard Th'rce. ,TIie election results will be certified Friday, County Election Commissioner George W: Barham said :odiiy. ' The unofficial tabulation: WARD ONE Whllworth 212 Craig 81 Owens 200 Alexander 142 Frank WjiHworlli WARD TWO • Whilworlh 350 Craig 74 Welch 248 While 114 WARD THREE WliiUvorth 98 Craig 24 Japs Outflank City Of Imphal On North, South Enemy Forces Astride Manipur Valley Road Hear Indian Frontier Harper To Serve Missouri Jaycees As State Leader TODAY'S WAR ANALYS/S— lly Ifnllfcl Press Tlie Japanese Invaders of Itidin have outflanked the Important Allied supply center of Imphal. Strong enemy forces lire firmly aslrlde the Manipur valley road al points both north and soulh ol Implml, capital of India's Manipur Stale. Tlic northern force lias cut the road midway between Imphal and Kohlma. The two elites lie some CO miles apart. However, there, Is no Indication as to whether this force Is heading towards Implml or towards Kohlma and the main east Indian railroad beyond. South of Imphal. the British are righting to establish new lines on the highway in preparation fo[ Japanese Have Yet To Feel Real Allied Air Might lly JAMKS IIAItPKll Dulled Press Klaff- Writer battle Japanesp wriefe r he's "-'ih'aiah. nalgn for that -state's convention delegates, has refused comment so far on his dismal showing in Wisconsin. He may make a slatement later, and lie's scheduled to make an important speech at Omaha tonight. Dewey, who's in New York City for'an American Legion meeting also refused comment. Oregon For Willkie The IS-10 Republican candidate will fare belter in the Oregon primaries scheduled for May 10. Delegates pledged to Willkie arc unopposed. So arc those pledged to President Roosevelt, in the Democratic primary. In Missouri, al leasl six of the state's 30 delegates will go to the Republican national convention pledged to Governor Dewey. They . have been instructed by district conventions to vote for him.. At Cicero, HI., a 'suburb of Chicago, the town has gone Republican for the first time in 12 years. Five of the six town offices were won by GOP candidates. Governor Green claims the results. foreshow a Republican victory in Cook coimly in next Fall's general election. Snow Reported On East Coast April Showers Would Be Welcome Instead Of Low Temperatures Ky United Press A wintry" Spring today is flatly contradicting that song about April showers. In the nation's eastern states, it isn't- raining rain or violets. It's raining snow, and several inches of it at that. In fact, northern . New Jersey is sutler ing a freak snowstorm v/llh a fall of 13- inches reported at Netcong. Heavy sr.owpiows wcre-broughl in from other parts of tiie-,state to keep the highways open. More than six inches fell in Connecticut, particularly ' along the coastline.' Snow accompanied by unseasonably cold weather ranged from Ala bama and Tennessee, through Nev, York and westward through Ohio. Birmingham reported the coldes April 5th in its history, with a tern peraturc of 32 degrees. 'At Nashville the thermometer, dropped to 28 and Memphis suffered a killing frost.- The temperature is expected to. go column moving up from Tlddini Neither the exact location of the lighting nor that of Ihe iimlr enemy column are revealed. J. F..Patterson Elected Mayor 3y Steele Voters STEELE, Mo., -April 5.—J. P. Paterson defeated T. P. "Frank" l>rivr May He Resumed However, tlie report snid thu two invasion columns slrlkln westward from Ihc Bnrinn frontte towards Imphal hud been luiltci al least for Ihc moment. Severn thousand Japanese troops liav been massed northeast of Impiia indicating Lhal the invasion chive j soon will be resumed. , • , , .. ,, ' American Lightning fighter pilots j clcvillc(i to ' tllc l>'v.sldency. attached to the HAF destroyed Tho AllicH.lmvc yul to hurl their full Hlrciujth into the I'licifii: nir \viir, yot Jnpitn iilrauly'fs losing. PliinoH the, piiBiny will need to defend Tokyo lire being lost 2000 miles 'nwity. And Britain mid America' Htill haven't opcnwl their nll-oul wimiiiiigM to sweep the air ' .. force from the skies— UK Ihcy now nrc 'sweeping the Luft- wnffc from the akicfi. Navy and' Marine Corps Runners alone have shol down 4300 Jnp ulr- cnift nuaiiist n loss of 021 of Iliclr own planus. And this doesn't Include machines destroyed by Army fliers or Uidse wrecked on 1 Ihc ground, Thus. Ihe ratio of losses, at: 3, Clyde- OARUTllliRSVlLLE. • Mo., April 5. — Clyde lliirper, ohlef clerk of I he Pcmlscot County lx>cnl War Price and Rationing Hoard No. 5478, has been advised llmt on 01 about April 12. he will be elevate< to lliu office of President of the Missouri Junior Chamber of Com- meixjc, llirouijli President lici ihc-basls of.thOfifi Hgu'rcs, runs .four t i. p lo one flBaln'sl,.llic enemy.' .', In the, Sollthvvcst Pacific, alohfi; American .ulrinbn. tiiive.,wiped pul 1300 Jap planes In liircc monltisMo Imlld up,- a inllo of one loss fo>' every H enemy aircraft destroyed! Jan Klforis In Vain .' Tlie Jnps 'have, done what 'they could lo dam the ll(iod : of'losses. Lions Hear Brief Talk By Senatorial Candidate Dnvld D. Terry, (ormer con Brcssrnnn and now a candidate foi United SUUcs Senate, spoke lirlolly nl' yesterday's regular weekly . session of the Illyihevlllo They mug in a new plane, a mm-fii Ing fighter equipped' cnn- wlth self-scaling gasoline tanks. They ICR- Islnled n record war budget placing Increased cnip)msls on ahpratt prp- MnUhcwK of l-v.stus being Inducted I dtictton. They even shook ,n|i lint air Into the armed farces. command.'Still their losses maml. Hut even Mr. Harper was elected second state vlcc-presldenl attlieSUilc convention last year In HI. Ixiuts, and advanced to first vice-president when Churlc's Prellynmn III, of Ncosho Mo, went Into the jicrv- Ice. with Hen Matthews being Weaver for re-election as mayor of Steele in, a city election which Jabncd unusual interest here ycs- erday. In winning, Mr. Patterson received 285 votes nnd Mi-. Weaver lotal of 210. In olher contests, Henry Loveice was re-elected city marshal ver Felix,'HOweil, .and Fayctte Frame-' gamed a wide margin, over two other candidates for. police judge. Mr. Lovelace got 339 vote^ 147' .ton Mr.VHowell.. and. 1 Mr. Frame polled 1 292 voles, 'A.' A. William's 121 and Alllc Vied n total of 63. Harper will be called on lo Brother Of Miss Coleman Fatally Stricken Tuesday ' Miss. Cora -Lee Coleman, county home .demonstration agent, was notified lasl night of the sudden death of her brother, James Hays Coisrman in Los 'Angeles yesterday. 'Mr., Colenian, Associated Press 'supervisor of.. four slates for the " seven nnd probably nine Jnp piancj> yesterday al an enemy airfield In central Burma. The Lightning squadron has destroyed 04 Japanese planes In four missions nt a cost of three plnnes. Elsewhere in southeast Asia, the Allies have scored other, outstanding air successes. The Chinese News Agency reports- lhal 45(10 Japanese troops were'kilted in Allied nir altacks on a Japanese- held village above 'Nanking on V-'f Yangtze ' .river.. Fifteen hundred- lycre killed when a train was destroyed. And 3000 drowned when their military transports were sunk. No Jap Landings. Marines Say The Marine Corps has flatly contradicted Tokyo claims... that Japanese troops landed • on an American-held Island • In the SI Matthias group. A Marine correspondent reports the enemy has not even nllemnlcd, to land. And preside nt (lie Stale 1 Convention In Jefferson »'«« Mo., 211, to 22 degrees in .New York which is American'Telephone and Telegraph Livestock ST LOUIS April 5 (UP) — Hog receipts 12.600 head, with 2,000 salable ' Top price S13.90. 200-270 pounds $13.75-13.90. 140-160 pounds $11,25-12.35; sows S13.00. Cattle receipts 3,200 head, with 3,000 salable, Calves 1,000 head, all salable. Slaughter steers 10.55-16.25. Slaughter heifers 9.15-11.50. Mixed yearlings and heifers 12.5014.50. stockcr and feeder steers 9.75-14.00. Ciimiers and cutters 7.008.75. Cows 9.25-It.25. . blanketed by three inches of'.'snow. But Raleigh, N. C., is even colder, with the thermometer down 'to 16. • Ohio cities report light show Hurries, but tipper Michigan is covered wilh from llirec lo 12 inches. In the Far West and Southwest the weather is clear and crisp. Former Resident Of Blytheville Dies Early Today ny^-;" collapsed . in his office liortly .after he had finished a elephone ."conversation with his vifc: He also leaves one son, James Hays Coleman .of the armed crvices stationed In Texas; two irolhers. A. A. Coleman of Green- vood, S.. C, and William Douglas Coleman with the Atlantic Coast jinc -Railroad, -and another sister, Mrs. R. M. Godscy of Greenwood, 5. C. . • . ' . Funeral arrangements were incomplete at ' noon todny. of of near Mrs. Oxford, W. O. former Blytheville at his home early Henry Parks Miss., brother Lcggett, and resident, died this morning after a short illness. He was 55. Mr. Parks, n World War I veteran, was an electrician here for a number of years. While, employed in the old Norman Moore Electric shop lie wired both the court house nnd the high school building when they were under construction. He moved from here to Memphis where lie made his home a number of years before going to Ox- to Mrs. Lfggelt he Negro Held for Fatal Shooting; Negro Woman Killed At Wilson Farmhouse Late Last Night _ OSCEOLA, Ark.. April 5.—A Negro tenant farmer was held in the County jail here todiiy in connection wilh the fatal shooting'of his wife. Mary Thomas, about 30, al II ;30 o'clock last night on a Lee Wilson farm operated by Lem Tranum. The 24-year-old man, George Lee Jenkins, was quoted by officers as saying that he fired at the \\omar in self-defense when she attacked him witli a kitchen paring knife and a beer bottle. The blast from the shotgun struck the woman jus below the heart. She was killed almost, instantly. Tlic shooting was witnessed . . , „ Iwo Negroes. Geraldine, sister of the]been named the "Lueypoo" by accused maii, and James Edward members of 'Ihe crew for the pilot's Williams, according to Deputy | mother. fiirtlicrmore that v > no bombs shells have fallen on the Islam! since the Marines came ashore on March 20. In fact, the' bland is said to look like one big construc- ,ton project ns Seabecs convert the. Jungle into an Allied base. On the New Guinea coast, Allied bombers arc believed to have neutralized Hollandia for the time being. A force of 300 planes struck the vital Japanese base on Sunday completing the destruction of 28f planes known lo be based there. Hollandia was hit with 400 ton: of bombs, and 26 enemy lulcr- ceptors were shot down hi one o the major blows of the Soiilliwcs Pacific theater. ford. In addition leaver, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Harks of Oxford, three brothers. Mack Parks and Fulton Parks, both of Hattiesburg. Miss., nnd Ross Parks, Oxford; four other sisters, Mrs. L. M. Lcggett, Mrs. Fcrrell Bonds, Mis. Moss Mayes and Mrs. Robert Ssvearen- gcn, all of Memphis. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at norm .todny. BAAF Pilot Missing After Bombing Raid Lieut. Homer Bruce Pou, who was graduated from the Blylhevillc Army Air Field with Class 43 E, is missing . in action over Germany since March 8. Lieut. Pou Is the son of Mrs. Lucy Pou of Tuscnloosa, Ala. In letters the family have received from the Tuscaloosa airman since he entered air combal duty from England he had engaged In at least five missions in the daylight bombing raids over Germany and Berlin. Lieut. Pou arrived in England during Jamiaiy and was the pilot of a Flying lhal had the Screen Comedian Held Not Guilty Chaplin's Troubles Not Over, However; Two Charges Pending Sheriff James Driver. They had-nqt. made a statement regarding.; the shooting this morning, .Deputy Sheriff Driver reported. Officers continued the Investigation of Ow case this afternoon. Jenkins was arrested at his house where the shooting took place by Deputy Sheriff Sam Lehr of Wilson, who was notified of the slay- ig by tlie farm manager. • The Negro waived preliminary hearing in Justice of the Peace Courl this morning and wa's bound over to the Circuit Court. Calumet Baby Dies The infant son of Mr. and Mrs, Charles Lochridge died at 6.o'clock this morning nt the family home al Calumet. The baby, who lived only n few hours, was the couple's only child. ' Services were to be held . at 4 o'clock this afternoon at Number Nine Cemetery, Lieut. Pou entered- the armed forces with thr., Warrior Guards In 1940 and transferred to the Air Force, receiving his wings In May oi last year. He visited with his family in Birmingham cnroute to an embarkation port on Christmas Day. A graduate of the Tuscaloosa Senior High School, the Tuscaloosa pilot attended, the University ahd worked at the >McLcster Hole" before entering Ihc service. N. O. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open . 1974 2098 2069 2006 1990 high low 1977 1970 2103 2098 2074 2065 2011 2003 1095 1986 close 1975 1977 2103 2102 2073 2071 200fl 2010 1093 1093 Chicago Rye open high low close May . 131. 1315 ISO'S 131',!. I30S July . 130 ilatUS 129?! I30!il 128;' and will be In charge :ie programs and business scs- ons until Installation of Llui cwly elected president at the In- igurnl -banquet Saturday night, pril 20. The Cnruthersville Jaycce.t have lade stnlc-wide announcement of arper's candidacy as a national Irector, under the local club's lionsorship. , If elected, Harper '(11 have "Hit!- unusual 'xllslliUUpn f having held three State and one loiuil Jnycee posts this year— econd stale vice-president, first talc vice-president, president nnd rational director. HOLLYWOOD, iharlic Chaplin. April 5. run— heartened by Federal Court jury Decision in Ills 'avor, is girding for a legal battle against two more charges. He was found Innocent last night on a charge of violating the Mann iCl. Afterward, the screen comcdim wasted no lime with his lawyer. They are prcpar-1 n | s rilc " c ( Or i\{ c Bailey To Enter Governor's Race Will Announce ' • Just Before Ticket Closes, He Declares LITTLE ROCK. April 5. (UP) — Speculation over the future polilica plans of I!ob Bsllcy of lUisscllvilh has come to :i heiul. Tlic former lieutcnant-governo: has revealed to United Press Cor respondent Jim Downing that lie expects to run for governor. • Biillcy says he considers hinisei "very well qualified" for Ihc Job nni declares lliat none of his opponent possess his mialificiitions for hold ing the office. "T don't cxpccl lo make any for mal announcement of my candldac until late, just before Hie tlckc closes," liaiiey said. Bailey also made it clear that li is going to make the race as an b dependent candidate. He says: 'T like to make it very clear lo all in friends In Arkansas lliat I will ru as n completely Independent cand! date, not as a representative of nn group, organization or clique, t ha\ enough money U> finance my ow campaign and won't to beholden t Ihe men who pul up Ihc money." He sriys it stands lo reason thii any mnn who depends on others I finance his campaign can cxpccl I have lo listen to a lot of dlctatlo And lie added that such a Candida' "doesn't gel a chance to 1« governor." Allied nil me11 i.llll tireii't shooting' dow'n'plan'cs fnsici thnn ilhe. Japs hm'i build Ihciii. Chungking sources place onemj production at.1200 aircraft a month plenty lo flU'tlic i!aps..>Nnr:do-the Jups lack Ihe men lo lly lliem. They have four million men .under arms a Mnncluu Inn army lliat has yqt d see aclion, and a birthrate wlilcl boosts Ihc population by-one mil lion a yenr. -". , • . . ' : However, even llipunh'the endmj strong'In the air,.the" Allies'nr rongcr. America alone turned ou DO planes In Mni'ch. And fron inch, 1941,. tl(rough;lfll3, It bull iO,000 ; aircraft of'all types. Brl iln's production is over one-lhir inl of America,-Some cxporls cstl inlc 'llinl 'between' 4"ndb aiid 600 envy Iwmbcrs and numy llmes'lbi u«\l)or..,6I - smivl|pr: plunvi( i npv,' 1 ' ni used li^Efllhihi AiroVljhbse, ulm illi planes from Italy mid Ihu Mlc le East, will Iw available 'acifio. \yar lis.s'oon ae tlltlc,r fall Thus, Japnh's'nlr arm, estimate t around 5000 plnnes of 'nil type -fulIy s?UL lie sniolhercd once I! var In Europe is over. The cnemyiln l)io Pacific has y o feel, the kind of powerful• a ilows which, the Allies nre using Uih Hitler to his kn'cc.i. For I lance,' the heaviest Sonlhwest_;P clflc raid to dale was n 414-tph"pr nvaslon attack on Cape Ciloucc ' ons Club on Ihe parl Lions ulxs are playing Hi tlie war ef- rt. Mr. Terry, n .member of llio Lit 0 Hock Lions Clitb, was die o .'0 KUCKt.s. Leo lieardcn of Leach lie. candidate for rc-olccllon ate representative from Missis pp.1. County, iilso was,nl. th Farmer jets Life For Drowning Wife Will'Cooper, NCHI'O faun (emu: ™s.sentenced lo llfe.lmpi'l.sonnici n.'Clrcult Court this morning aft he 58-ycnr-old man WHS fotu E'uilty. yisslcrdny of first dcgr mirdcr In the drowning of his wife,: . Maltlc. In a bayou near 'romlscd Land March 18. He wllluhtw. his Dlea ' of not Announces 01 Razdelnap Secondary By-Ways Only Possible Hope Of Trapped Germans ' IX3NDON, April 5 (UP) — 'Ihc ' ussinn Army has cut the main no of escape for lens of thousands t Gcrimin troops - all but,-Isolated, the Odessa area of the -Black MI const. _ - ' Prciulcr Stalin In a Irlmnph'anl' Order of- the Day announces the aplure of Jiazdclnaya a Junction li the last major rallrond out of. Ode.ssn. Stalin sifss the town, which Is 5, inllcs riurthtyesl of Odessa; was- niitnred by wlial he called'"an'Im- Kiluoa 1 ! blow." The fall of'liiis 1 town leaves the Qcinuim only secondary by-ways and hazardous ferry'crossings' of he Dniester by which to fall back nto Huninnla 'from their Southern Ukraine 'snllenl. The Stalin Order of Iho D'ny node no mention of the fighting on .lie ruimaiilan ; front. Amilsilcc Talk Heard However, . reports have reached London from Turkey' that Rumania nmy. ask for ah armistice. And tlie Qcimans news agency has broadcast' a proclamation, complaining, aboul the American air mid on Buchaicst capital of Rumania. Antoncscu' deplored the assault, nnd iulilcil "Since we never attacked 1 them, «e might have expected undci- .slunding and justice Instead of vengeance.' lucldeiiliilly, Rumania declared win on the United States a full sK months bcfoio Amcilca dcclai- e ( | wai on hci < In jcstcidnj's mid on Buclinicst, Ihc Amcilcan bombcis did cpnsld- 5 cstcrdny nttcinron and 'nnblc danmne to lailway 3 aids the juilty jilcaiied fiiillty to flist dcoiec mm- inilunyvnids which feed German Act Mn the (list cn-sc heaid In jinntc; tit tl<e onstem fiont A com- Ctlmlnnl Division of Glicult Couit inunkiuc o» the icsulls wns Issued which convened heic jjencid.ij l\\ Naples today, II ,iajs 49 cnomy ' wlt(i .lurtBo^iillcrj JflllpiMl) pre- J^h(c ft pla!ies slcllng fun (He rtild Ollniore, Ncuro woman uhurgcd wllh Ihc murder.of.her. common-lnw husband. Edillo Oil-. more, Nov. 24, entered a plch of guilty to • second dcurec' ihiirilcr .ycstenlny. , ; . '. . Two Mimlln •• men, Okla Mnlloy and Homer SnKlcy, convicted of grond ' larceny In connection wllh tlio thefl of a cur belonging to C. W. Tlpton on Jan. 20, were each .sentenced to prison terms yesterday. Baelcy'K punishment won fixed nl.flve yenrs In the state |)unllcn- 111117, while Mallory WAK given a three year prison term. The punishment of Wesley Dlx- oi). accused of the Uicft. of n bicycle In Lenchvllle on Jan. 29, was fixed al four month!; on the county farm Mils morning, Dlxon withdrew n plea of not guilty and cn- cr, New, Britain, By'.contrast, tlie icavlesl raid in the European then- cr was a 3300 ton nssaiill on Berlin. Allies Need Base* ' However', there's n Joker. The Al-. les will have the pltines for a |H>W- erful bombing offensive against. Ja>an. But they'won't have the bases. That is, Ihcy won't have them until they reach China and clear the' [ R ~ e ' A '„ '"j™ O ' f BniltyTo'pciil lar- froni a considerable block of .crrllory. Even Iho Philippines are ,00 far away. Manila, for instance, is over 1800 hilles froni Tokyo, while Berlin Is only between 400 and 600 miles from British banes. But getting to China Is.jiisl whal America intends lo do. Allied letid- crs have said over and over again ceny. Also sentenced to four months on the. comity, farm was Carllo Davidson for the thefl of $33 from Clay Webster, taxi driver, the night of March 2. Davidson pleaded guilty lo pelll larceny. Piinlshmcnt for''four of the six In Killl Tor I,lift\\,l(fc , Western Europe, 1 Amcrlcnn lirmcn tried a. new' tnctlc today in nn'attempt to lure; the Gorman air 'orce. into 1 battle. '••._• :••'•' . ' Powerful formations of Aine.rican 'iKhlcr-planes were sent'deep Into Qennniiy; \vlth !thc specific mission of engaging qcniinn flEhters. '.---.• Although Berlin radio 5ay.s wild battles Were folight over, Eastern, Western and Southern Germany, the preliminary reports of returning Amci'lciui airmen indicate, that the Nazi Ijitftwaffe drawn Into battle, strength, refused, to be In any great Hint we will drive straight' across "leii charged with the thoft of a the mid-Pacific lo thd Asia main- number of Cartons of cigarettes ' from Sam Hnchor's store al Lost However,-Ihe new tactic was sue- : ccssful to a certain extent. For tlie Amcrlcnn airmen say, a large number of eiiemy : planes wcro destroy-, ed on the ground. • Officers are now checking to determine the exact, number. While the fighter planes were over Qonimny. American Liberator bombqrs attacked the' Calais area of'Northern Prance.. - '. . . Cologne Raided Alid lull .-night; British Mosquito bombers raided Cologne, breaking ..a Uircfeidny lull In the air offensive agallisl tlie continent by British- based planes. .. ^ ^ Lato this afternoon, the German c'anc NOT! 2V : wa's"s'et"at'a $5 Tiiui rnd16 nroadcR=l n new report of for each defendant yesterday. *«f. •$& ^J™ .5»? th . e Sh land .llicre to seize a su niVd ground for air hi_._... _. Is America's task in the Pacific tyc- twcen now and the time Hltte* col- Those, fined were lapses. •'*.'; Harvey Cain, Herman Stnnflckl. Bui II won't be easy. Thd com-1 nnd Elmer Junior Sunders. The inander In chief of American fleet, case of Carl Underwood was dc-1 Admiral King, said recently: -t,,...,.i ,.~it~ ,^ rt .. ««j IK» ~ nfr . ~r "As we progress, the onemy'SjlLnes of communications will be shortened. The thoroughness of his preparations for defense will Improve." For those *ho sec the Pacific war as all but over, King had this H.UCS lion: "Is 11 won when there is a Ja)i sniper In th6 next tree, and that Jap Is still-over 2000 inllcs from Tokyo?" ern Europe, suggesting that Allfe'd bombers based In the Meditcrran- attucking the clnred nolle pros, and the caso of Fred Cain was continued. All six men pleaded Eullly to petll larceny In connection with Ihe entering of Hie Lost Cane store. I Mrs. Sarah Disbennett ' Dies At Caruthersville screen comedian Bailey, who served In the Army getting together [ or a vcnr st ^ cr w.,\u defeated In ing a defense against Joan Barry's charges, accusing Chaplin of conspiring to rob her of her civil rights, and of being liic falhcr of her child. After hearing the jury's decision clearing him of a charge of Irans- pprling MIsK Barry from Hollywood to New York, Chaplin conferred with Attorney Jerry aicslcr and then rushed to Beverly Hills, his home. His bride, Ihe former Oona O'Neill, exclaimed: "I am so happy I can hardly talk." Justice J. F. T. O'Connor, who presided at the Mann Act trial, will hear the civil rights case against Chaplin. The comedian will IK arraigned before him on April 11. New York Cotton open Mar. . 1975 May . 2085 2055 2007 10B9 July Oct, TVc. high 1976 2088 SOfiO 2003 1901 low close 1967 1973 1978 2083 2083 2087 2051 2000 2055 1999 2008 2008 1984 1930 1993 Congressional sent against Brooks Hays, says lie has no desires to get back inlo llial race. And pledges his full support to Hoys during his campaign for rc-elcclton. Bailey's announcement raises the list of hopefuls to at least four, and possibly five. Already officially In were J. Bryan Sims, stale comptroller: Ben Lancy. Cnmden businessman, and Will Steel, Tcxarknnn lawyer. H was expected that War Manpower Director Floyd Shari: might get into the governor's race later Ihls week. Also In the race was Circuit Judge William J. Waggoner of Ixinoke. New York Stocks AT&T 157 5-8 Amer Tobacco 01 1-8 Anaconda Copper 20 Beth Steel 59 Chrysler 83 Gen Electric 353-- Gcn Motors 573-4 Montgomery Wevd 44 N Y Central 18 3-4 CAflUlHERSVlLL-i;, Mo., Aprils c i llmg( , 6 —Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah | Kent Disbennett, 70, were held Sunday afternoon al the Christian Church with the Rev. Roy F. Brsd- ' aching London say Marshal Tito's Jugoslav guerrillas have Intensified operations on all fronts In suoport of the Russians driving Into Rumania. In Ilaly. Italian units of the Allied Fifth Army have beaten off a German attack on their newly won positions in. the hills northeast of Cnssino. But action on other, fronts hns simmered down lo patrol clashes and heavy artillery ex- Mrs. T. D, Montgomery Dies In Svnatobia, Miss. _ i ley conducting. Born Feb. ID, 1865,' "Mrs. T. I).'Montgomery, sister of in Creal Springs, III., Mrs. Disben-l Hubert Owens of Manila .and of'nelt had resided In Carulhorsvllle; Mrs. W. A. Maughan of Luxbra. died '30 years. Taken III March 23 al the • yesterday nl her home in Scnalobla, home of n daughter with whom she : ( resided. Bhc succumbed Thursday Ballots For Miss., She was 61. Funeral services were hold'today al the Methodist Church in Sena- tobla. Mrs. Montgomery also leaves her husband, five sons, three daughters, two brothers, and two other slslcrs. Interior Newsprint Causes Press Trouble Some local subscribers to ' llic Courier News received their papers about Iwo hours lute yesterday for which we arc sincerely sorry. So is .some of the wartime newsprint, we might add. Our difficulties yesterday were caused by a faulty roll of I newsprint which apparently had In- sufficient tensile strength to wlthr stand the normal stress of printing. We hope to encounter as little of this Inferior paper as poss'Wc to maintain our delivery schedules. morning,: She spciil her youth In Illinois, being married In 1889 to Hiram Langlcy, nnd to this union were bom four children—two sons and two daughters, William H. Lnnglcy of Eudoia, Ark.; Joseph D. Langley, who preceeded her In death; and Corn B, Medlin and Mary B. Stover, both of Caruthersville. Also preceeded In death by her first husband she was united in marriage in August, 1901, to Ike Disbennett, and to this union was born one daughter, Anna Hushing of Caruthersville. She was a member of the Chris- Church for 40 years. Primary Election- LITTLE ROCK, April 5 <UPt — Arkansas Democratic leaders have, as yet, made no plans for Negro voting in next Summer's primary elections. They arc holding up any action to await the full implication of tlie Supreme Courl puling that Negroes be allowed to "vote in primaries... ^ Secretary June P. WobteTi of the Pulaskl County Democratic, Committee arid an authority on election laws and rules, expresses the opinion that it would be wise to set up two separate ballots, one of them for Negro electors. Woolen'says the Supreme Court decision apparently will allow Negro Democrats to vote>for Congressional and senatorial candidates in the primary election July 25th and Chicago Wheat high low close i August 8th. But, he says, the decl- May 113S 173% 173S 173% 173%-ston will not Quollfy them to vote July ' 172 172M 172 172H 171% for state and local offices.

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