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SEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER nw Knii-rnKART ADK-AMQAO AMI-. O/-.M.,..„,.,„ <»»^ I f .- Pk_/ VOL. XU—NO. 18 Blvlhevllle Dally New« Blythevllle Courier BlytrwJlle Herald Mla»U»lppl V»lley Letder ^DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOBTHEA6T AUKANSA8 AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Jjl.YTHKVlLl.K, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, Al'Kli, 10, 11M4 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS CELEBRATE ODESSA VICTORY Japs Press Attacks forms Come NEW DELHI, April 10 (U.l>.) — "Hie Japanese invaders of India' are pressing their attacks with increasing fury in a military gamble lo become entrenched before the monsoon rains begin next month. The Japanese nave reached the plains before Imphnl, the big Allied simply base and capiUil of the Indian Manipur State, and CO miles lo the north, enemy troops, which were thrown back from ilic city of Kohima yesterday have come tack in greater strength. The main Jap force is. balteiint; nt the gates of Kohima in n desperate effort to win the British East Indian supply center before tile rains now only liircc or four weeks awny. Oilier Jap I/nils Gain ^ To the south, converging Jap- W nncse forces have driven to Ihe edge of the Imphnl plain from Die cast and soutlnvest. One column coming up from the south lias advanced to within 16 miles of the town. While another one has driven eastward to within ten miles of the British supply center. Meanwhile,. It is revealed that American airborne engineers and British troops have set up another supply airfield—tills one near th2 rear positions of the Jap force thrusting from Hie oust toward 3mphal, A spokesman for Lord Mount- batten says the Manipui- Valley between Kaliimn and Imphal is .swarming wilh enemy troops and it appears that a major battle for control ot British 'supply lines in this area is in the making. IUncka.de/Runiicrs- Scuttled However/-'at sea, British patrol ships, in tiie Indian Ocean, have forced two 'tixh blockade rummers • .to sculilc themselves. The 'orew.5, /' believed to be German, , scull!';;! ' :.^.<; J.h'lockade , gunners aUur llrjy were intercepted by Br!iisli"naval and air forces, Both ships arc believed to have been carrying valuable cargoes of oil or raw materials. And in the air, American aviators carried out a series of raids against Japanese bases in French itlndo-china. James! Ashley Rites Thursday Clear Lake Farmer Is Fatally Stricken Here On Saturday James Thomas Ashley, Clear Lake farmer, died at 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Walls Hospital. .Mr. Ashley suffered a severe heart attack Friday night and was removed to the hospital Saturday shortly before he died. He was GG. Born in Hazelliurst, Miss., Mr. Ashley came to Ihis section 20 years ago where lie became an extensive farm operator near Blytheville. W* He leaves his wife. Mrs. Ella T/ Ashley; six sons, J. T. Ashley, (n the Army stationed at Camp Fannin, Tex., J. S. Ashley of Hanford. Wash.; R. F. Ashley of near Stecle, Mo., G. G. Ashley of Blytheville, Estes Ashley of the Army, stationed at Alliance, Nebr., ami Orady Ashley of near Sifceston, Mo.; two daughters, Mrs. Kathryn Wall of Biythcville and Mrs, Paul Brawley of Twist; two brothers, Chester Ashley and Walter Ashley, both of Hariisville, Miss.; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Scroggins of Elllsvillc, Miss., Mrs. Aliic Jones of Laurel, Miss., nnd Mrs. Ollie Grantham of Shrcvcport, La. Last rites will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Cobb Funeral Home with tlie Rev. E. C. Brown, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating;. Burial will be made at Elnuvooct Cemetery. Mr. Ashley's six sons will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallors will be F. A. Rogers, R. A. Endcs, W. W. McNcill, H. E, Bar- nctt, j. D. Atkins and Arthur Rushing. 'INDIA Map above shows how Japanese forces invading India from Burma have cut north and south of Impbu), the Manipur Road, main supply route tot British forces operating in the, j Kabavv Valley. Above Imphal, 1 British supply base for the area, i Jap thrust may turn north- j westward against railroad i which connects with Ledo Road 1 and supplies Chinese-American ! troops driving southward toward t \ Jap base at Myitkyina.' ~ Another Bank Soon T6 Serve Osceo/a Area OSCEpLA, Ark., April .10— A_r>ew bank for .Osceola was. assured with announcement that"' a ".charter .has been grunted the Planters Bank of Osceola: Directors and officers, .in addition to one already chosen, will be elected within the next two weeks. The new bank will occupy the former bank building at Hale avenue and Pecan street. Stockholders of the institution lire: Faber A. White, H. J. Hale, F. W. Cniiwrlghl, Dr. George Cone. Nathen Wcinbcrg, Dr. c. M. Harwell, W. J. Driver, W. J. Driver, Jr.,. A. Wclby Young. E. 'M. Jaffee, J. H. Grain, L. C. B. Young, Bob Cramer, Dick Cromer, Joe Cromer. Coleman Crews, Jake Holiman. Charles Lowrance, Jr., Rnfus Branch, Sam B. Coble, S.' L. Glartish, Baker Springfield and J. A. Pigg. The only officer appointed ' is Clarence E. Dean, who is now connected with a bank at Union City, Tenn. Mr. Dean, who has hnd 20 years experience in the banking business, will be cashier. Tlie bank will have a capital stock of S100.QOO with $75,000 of this amount Issued in slocks and $25.000 iu the surplus fund. Formal opening of the bank is expected in the near future. Driver Soldier Returns From Duty In Aleutians -,. Corp.. James M. Elslandcr of Driv- |cr, who has been in the Aleutians ' for the past 22 months, has returned to the United States and is now In Orlando, Pla., for several weeks special training in chemical warfare work. Corporal Elslnndcr, who is the son of Mr. and ifrs. P. B. Elslander of Driver and husband of the former Miss Atbanel WhitwoMh of Blytheville, will arrive in Driver in about three weeks to spend a brief furlough. He was formerly connected with the Lowrnncc Brothers Store in Driver. Victims of Grazed Killer Oklnhumn officers hnvc arrested a suspect In the murders of Mrs/ Victoria Jorskl. :tll, mid her :t -year daughter, Miirtlia, (letl), whose bodies were foiuul in 11 barn 25 miles cast of Oklahoma Oily, Okla., Roy Sehiit, 47, (right). H Cleveland County former imd fiitlicr'of 10, whose body was lomul In it dc.si house near Oklahoma Cily, (NBA Photo.) old nud Aircraft Plants Of Nazis Suffer New Mass Raids Airmen Also Hammer French Coast Areas With Explosives ' Moscow's Guns Boom Sea Port Accidental Shot Wounds Two Men At County Farm Two victims of. an accidental gun discharge which shot off the toe of a c ounty Farm trusty and then entered the leg of a Negro bysland- cr were in Wails Hospital today. Ben Lambert, 30-year-old guard, lost a toe on his left foot when his automatic shotgun fired as he picked it up Saturday afternoon at the penal farm. The bullet then struck the leg of Roy Davis, Negro, who was standing nearby. Tlie condition of both men was reported to be good this morning. Double Bridges Farmer Dies At Hospital Here LUXORA, Ark., April 10.—J. \V. Veinon, 57, farmer of the Double Bridges community, died at 7 o'clock this morning at Walls Hospital In Blytheville after an illness of seven weeks. He was admitted to the hospital six weeks ago. Born in Blytheville, Mr. Vernon moved nine years ago to Double Bridges where he lived on the Bud Permenlcr farm. He leaves his 1 wife, Mrs. Bertha Vernon; four daughters, Mrs. Gladys Booker of Halls, Tenn., Mrs. Bessie Haley of Dell, Miss Birdie Mac Vernon and Miss Maxine Vernon, both at home; two sons Oarlleld Vernon, at home, and Bud Vernon of- Luxora. Funeral arrangements, with Swift Funeral Home of Osceola in charge, were incomplete this morning. Chicago Wheat ' open high low close pr.cl. May . 173% 173»S 173% 173% 173% July . 171T4 171T4 171-K 171» 171)i Two Guard Units Will Be Guests Returned Servicemen And State Guardsmen Will Attend Dinner Blytticvillc guardsmen, members of old Company "M" now at home after nearly three years In the Far North, and members of Company "K", Arkansas Guard, will be special guests oi.the Dud.Cason post, American Legion, .tomorrow night at the hut on North Sec'ond.'.strcct. The party will be in special trib- ute'to the nieri: who.have'servnd ih Alaska and in the Aleutians, but Dr, W. A. Grimmclt, commander of the post, nlso invited all other local servicemen who are now at home on leave. There are a number of Navy men and Marines hum this vicinity who have rctunii'd from foreign scr.yicc, and Dr. nrim- mett said the party is also for them. Company "K", which took over the responsibility of serving as one of the stale's armed units after 'he National Guardsmen were sent awuy from Arkansas In 19'il, were invited to the Legion affnir by Dr. Grlmmett, who said "I want these two Blytheville companies to get better acquainted, because both have played their respective roles on the war front and on the home front in a splendid mnnner." Curtis J. Little, former company "M" officer wlio served n» a mnjor in France in '1918 and who is a member of the Legion committee in charge of the aifair tomorrow night, announced that the party will iKRln at 8 o'clock anil dinner will be served at 9 o'clock. Youth Is Held For Burglary Of Legion Hut An IB-ycar-old youth was bound over to Circuit Court In Mimicip,)! Court this morning on a burglary and grand larceny charge in connection with the theft of S80 from the American Legion hut Saturday afternoon. The youth, Tommy Cruse, was arrested in a Memphis depot us lie left the train from Blytheville. The Memphis officers, who arrested him at the request ol local officers, turned him over lo Sherill Hale Jackson, wlio returned him here lo answer charges that lie broke Into the hut and look the money from the cash drawer. Officers said that the ynuh admitted under questioning he took the money and that he turned over to officers about $35, which he Fald was part of that taken from Ihe hut. He was quoted as saying thai the remainder of the money was spent to purchase a train ticket to California, where he was en route v.hcn apprehended In Memphis. Tlis money bag from the cnsh drjivcr nt the hut was in the youth's possession, according lo officers. Cruse was held in the county jal! here loday with bond set at S500. Livestock ST. LOUIS. (WPA)— Livestock: Hogs 16,500; salable 5,000; top 14,10; 200-250 Ibs. H-14.10; HO-1GO Ibs. 11.50-12,65; sows 13.15-13.25. Cattle 3,100; salable 3,000; calves 1,000, nil salable;- slaughter steers 10.25-16.50; slaughter heifers 9.1616; mixed yearlings & heifers 12,501465; stocker and feeder steers none; canners niul cutters 7-8.75; cows 9.25-11.25. ' Press Agencies Adopt Uniform Spelling Style ] lly United Press The three major press associav tions have agreed to adopt V. (itnndnrd style for the spelling of tlie names of foreign cities, countries and personalities. In general the list Is that of the National Geographic Socle-' ty, which uses names in native versions rnlher Ihan the Angll- cized versions. However, 76 important exceptions have been miule. Athens will still IHJ Athens, nil Alhenal. ft will bo Prague, not Praha, and Cologne, not Koclii. But the new style has rcqnlrejd Unitc'd Press to change some .6( the spelling-lifted 4tHhuf{at~ll-nQV,'i will be Romania instead of Rumania, Yugoslavia instead of Ju- goslavia, the Dnepr and fancslr rivers In Russia, instead of the Dnieper and Dniester, ft will lie Manchuria instead of Manclm- kuo. Missouri Woman Dies Yesterday Mrs. Lorena C. Reno Is Fatally Stricken; Last Rites Tomorrow STEBLE. Mo., April 10.—Mrs. Lorcna Crockett Reno, former local insurance agent, died of a heart attack yesterday afternoon nl her home in Greenville, Mo. The wife of J. W. (Zeb) Reno, she spent most of her life in Pemlscol Conn-. ty. She was 37. Mrs. Reno retired from her insurance business early this year because of ill licnltli and since then had been making her home in Greenville. Active in club work. she was present worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star here, and was also a member of While Shrlncrs Number Eight at Cape Girardenu. Born in Tyler, Mo.. Mrs. Reno attended Carnthersville school.?. Will Mayfield College and Spring Hill Teachers College, i The body was taken to the home of Mrs. Deward Smith. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Bapllst CJiurci) with the Hev. H. W. Elite ' pastor of the church, officiating Burial will be made at Little Prairie Cemetery at Cartithersvillc In addition to her husband, Mrs. Reno leaves her father, J. M Crockett of Greenville. German Undertaking . Compan> is in charge of arrangement.'). GOP Delegates Are Announced County Republicans In Mass Convention At Osccola Saturday The Republicans of Mississippi County met In muss convention in the Circuit Court room in the Court House nt Osccola oo Saturday, April B, and elected deleniilcs and alternate delegates In the Stnlc Republican Convention which meets In Little Hock May a. The delegates elected were Welch Poster, l». n ..'ciyncr, p. I,. Slicrrlck und w. C. Phinla-tl' oTWj1ri6Tntd; v OHVer aia'fk of -Fre-iiclimnn's Uayou, mid D. p. Taylor ' of O.sccola. Thu alternate delegates elected were F. N. Urlsl, Frenchman's Uayou, W. C. Mason ot Osccola, E. W. Morris, O. E. Lloyd of Osccola, Mrs. W. W. Pepper, of Huffman, and R. N. Forta: of Lnxoi'ri, Mr. Porbe.s was elected chairman of the convention and P. 13. Joyncr, secretary. Much enthusiasm WHS manifested in the convention, and tlie nomination of a full comity ticket was proposed, for which purpose n convention will likely be held some lline in Auynst. Strong resolutions were passed unanimously, nmong which was n resolution caustically criticizing the National Administration us toting dominated by tlie New Deal Democrats n.s n menace to constitutional government; and a resolution lakim; the Administration to task as fostering Inler-riicinl emmllty agalnr.l the deep-seated convictions "of all true- Southerners, black and white, and of nil Jcllersonlal Democrats." The resolution called on all "true" Democrats to join with the Republicans in the overthrow of bureaucratic New Deal government. , April in (U.1M — American henvy Immljcru luivc iiuiclo another atlai'k on Hit! pro- iliicllon power behind cicimnny's nlv force. Today nur lumli's were over 1'rnm'i! mid uplulmn. Kevru linn- dretl bombers and uoo folders took part. In (ho ntlacks. In France I ho Americans bomlwd alrcifiU fiiclorlra . ill Dniirgcx, 135 mill's south of Palis. Near mussels, In llcliilutu. two plane repair lilimt.s mid nlrllclds were Hiked. In Action OUT France Tin: heavy liomlicrs nl.so |nH morn pro-Invasion explosives an tin- already bnrtly batlcicd 1'miHi const, Oilier American operations nlso may IIIIVR tiikeu place. Tho Gc-rinnii ruillo this morning sal;l I weak bombiir foriniillon.s (lew oiv.r 1 tile liorlliwc.slcrn Kclcli (odny.l This attack, however, Inis nol been I condi-mod by Allied ounies, The llrlilsh also have pluyed n major role hi rcccnl hours against Na/i objectives In France, Last night riAF heavyweights al- cki'd ml] largel-H In the noiith- enslern suburbs of Pruts ami at Mllis. In northern France, Uolh objectives are on tlie sii|)]]|y route to the anll-lnvaslon coastal de- lenses, Most|Ui(o planes milled Mannheim In Industrial western Oeriniiny. mid pthoi 1 ' aircraft cn- l!ii(jcd In extensive mid successful mine laying operations. The lirlllsli lost 11 planes throiighoul the night. Allies Attack A,t Casslno On the Italian front, New Kca- luml forces linve attacked livn Qcrman slrong points In the main Fifth Army sector, presumably In or nrouml Casslho, .The Allied coniniunlo.ni! says the Nn«l detend- crs suffered n number of casualties. 'Fifth ..Army -.guns,, destroyed scvcrnl tanks ill the Tyrrhenian Sen area along .the west const below Casslno. Patrol and artillery action continued elsewhere. Allied planes" slabbed at Nazi rnll liirscls In, tlie Rome nrcn'nnd other transport. objectives, And Insl nl(jht RAP Mosmillos from the Mediterranean llioalor raked the Pcrplgnnn nil-field in southern Fin nee. Meanwhile, the Italian government iti southern Ilnly lodiiy culled the 1923 class to the colors throughout liberated areas. No official reason was Riven for the call, bill It's understood the youths will lie used ns replacement:) for older men fighting with tile Allies. Up In tlie Balkans, Yiigosluv paiilsans say they hnvo turned back new Ocriimn assaults in wcsl- ern llosnla on a 33 mile front. And behind Hie enemy lines In Europe— the Moscow radio saya Jlltlcr has already culled up 500,000 German women for the nrincc) services. TOIMV8 TVAZt ANALYSIS Rich Ukraine Yields Hifrler Only Defeats l)y .IAIWKS IIAKPKR United rrcJ» Staff Writer Clermnny's [ii'eatest drenm of con- (|Ucst has tiirni'd into a nightmare. Tho rich Ukraine, wlilcb Hitler saw as a land of milk mid honey, now Is yielding him only n crop of military (leienls. lludlo llerlln iid- mlts Hit; evacuation of Odessa, Oniinny'.s lost 1% bnsc In Soutli- t'lli Hussln, Noiv Hitler's only hold- till! In the Ukruinu Is n shrinking strip or liuid 55 miles to lliu norlh- MOSCOW, April 10 (UP) 1 HuBsious liave t a ken. Odessa V •£-,'£ Premier Stalin announced' J miiluro of the big utack Sea' —seventh 1 largest 'city In all a few hours after BcjJIn ndiii Hie acrmans had been forced to j Klve it nf). , ' Stalin ordered the vlctoisl-"S Odossn snluicd with, an unpiece dented 30 salvos of 444 camion, *wt- the sound reverberated tlnough'' Moscow. . ™ff In Ills triumphant niiiwiinc olnlin palled .Odessa n firu c liojrlnmlnn-Important polltlcnl Hiuf econoinlc, center or the Ukraine. I hi) Ruwlaiii held out under -siege for two months In lho city In 1041 Nnuli Mill In Trap 'I'lie. Qcrnmns clnlm that the Odessa gairlsou wns evacuated. Hut, even If this wen; M. It remains » lie seen whether the Navls will no ablo to iniike their way out of tlie sin Inking uiack Sea salient now' iiml Uic rinMinni, h ' nv( , ull nil but, one |»or escape railroad. A formidable Sov(et air force hns bc'en hovering ovci Odessa to try to brenk up ,,ny attempted flight bv nen. , ~ Mllltaiy qiiartcis jn London say lho full of Odc.tsn, In effect, scab the doom of the German and Ho- inantim Riuilson In the Crimea. Hie Naxls nhcadv liavc ndmltlcd IhiU heavy fiahtliiK Is In progress on tlie noitheastern coast, of the Crimea and on the Pcilkop Isthmus, which links It with the mainland. Will) tlio tall of Odessa, lho Rod Army has completely cleared the Germans from tho pre-war Ukraine Thus-, for Ihi! second time Clcr- many has fulled In IU attempts to milk the rich Ukraine of Ha vast resources. When, In 1018, Germany held u vast areii of the Ukraine, Ilic people nt home were told tliat the Reich could continue fighting Inr many years with Ijie use of Us plunder. Vet, In over a year of occupation, the Germans were nimble to shl]i Imuit! more than K.OOD tmlnlOiuls of loot—roughly live million tons of forxl niul rnw malei'l- uls. Niwl.1 (lilt l.lllli! (iniln ' Certainly, In this war, the-German transport oruiinttulion Is better, the Yel!Tcausf'of 0 R,S!s scorched , ^mcnU* 'miles'to tte nortn^t' v!« &oi, l fe r sTine- Kraw^^ri? nrnirn ticnhi l.n....;...I • t.- <i._i .....' . . V M *"^ t-'t-J. 1IIU ru- (jraln harvcsl In their year of occupation • flrsl , v<1 % , JV n^j, j nu ^i;- coiuinct of Odessa Is a crowning against • .....,iij,ii un ivnuniovsKy against ,.''"'« Ukrpln^.jiormally .turns out. NanFFIeld Marshal Von Mnnnttcur t 18,000 tons of wlient'rt 'yH>f."Vol, hi'.*'X|.' oapluen"i«"e cKy>!n M)4l, --'.™<^ 10'iy, the ClnrinaM*: lint, null, nTin,,,,lt "•'' Ilpln Prnnt ir.i^«.»*~:.».i . 1042, the Germans not only enough wheat from,there to feed one-third Ibclr eastern front soldiers. Not an ounce found Its way lo a German dinner, lablu. It's ihc snmo with raw materials, For Instance, the Ukraine normally turns out 15001) Ions of Iron. Yet, .Hrltlsli experts believe it produced no more than Help From,Underground Soviet Haitians, \vhb have been -.Idliig In vast sewers and cntu- combs under Odessa since the Germans captured It nro believed to have had a hand In Its final capture . MOSCOW dispatches say they liavc only been awaiting a • signal • and fall - -- i ~,-.. .ni mum imm L " i'se from the ^1011110 and [ail 6000 inns lor Hie Ormmis Insl.'O" Hie backs of tbo German aar- year. And, because of traraporla-l'^an. lion snarls, little or iiono of this reached tbo flelch. 'Hie Ukraine, a (joiil'ly rolling plain, IMS n normnl population cmial lo thai of France. Before the To lho northwest, the Russians are piling .Victory on victory. Soviet dispatches reveul lhat Russian and Czech forni/illons Imvo driven liito old Chechoslovakia. London sources The late LIciit.'-Gen. John Lc- jeiine was the only U. s, Mn;lnc Corps officer lo command an Army division. Rich—for a While New York Stocks AT&T 157 3 Amer Tobacco (J2 Anaconda Copper 261 lieth Steel 58 7 Chrysler 84 i Gen Electric 36 Gen Motors S8 !• Montgomery Ward 451 N Y Central 18 7 Int Harvester 11 North Am Aviation 85 Republic Steel 163 Radio 93 Socony Vacuum 123 RUidcbaker 147 Standard of N J 53 5 Texas Corp 47 1- Packard 4 U S Steel 51 3 Force of gravity at the sun's surface is nearly 28 times'as great as gravity nt the earth's surface, according to scientists. Andrew F. Howe knows what It's like to be a millionaire for a minute. The 07-year-old St. Louis inventor was awarded SI,058,240 in Springfield, 111.. Federal Court, in suit against Commonwealth, Steel - General Castings Company, A3 court clerk handed him check, Judge Briggle read decree approving *7B4,038 fees lor counsel nud master in chancery. Wilh mere $1,164,203, Howe returned to St. Louis, to await bad news from Treasury Income tax authorises. Tax might bo 80 per ceni, leaving him but $132,8-10.00 oul of almost two million. Camacho Foils Assassination Attempt Today MEXICO CITY, April 10. <Uf)- A Mexican army officer today nt- tcmplcd to .assassinate Mexico's president, General Mnnucl Avlla Camacho. The woukl-lx: assassin approached the president in Mexico City's national palace, saluted and fired one pislol shot lit point-blank ranue. When he missed, the president Immediately grappled with the officer, holding' him by botli arms until members of the presidential j party could seize the gun. ' "Hie officer, Idcnlitlcd ns -irtlllcry Lieut. Antonio Lama Rojas, has been removed lo the Santiago military prison. Immediately after the shoollnf,! Avilo asked the officer why he had made the assassination attempt, The officer is quoted as replying: "A long time ago I have been wnnllng to Interview the president to complain that I am not allowed to go to church nor to attend mass in uniform. "I considered it unfair. That's why I did this." - ^ u *""v uj i-iunuu. uuioie uii! "'" ^''^"uoiuvHKia. Ljonoon sources war, It produced one-fourth ot Rus- s«v' the Russians have occupied a. sla's grain, two-thirds of its sugar, village 10 -miles inside the Car- I half Ms salt, Ihrce-foinlhs of Its pallio-Ukralne, Ihe easternmost | Iron, linir Its conl. one-foiirtli Us province of Czechoslovakia now held heavy machinery. Now It also hns'by 'Hungary. A Moscow dispatcTi produced Russia's greatest milllary. <l»otcs ft C/cch general as saying: vic . tor V- "The ,cntry of the Red Army and urn, even no. the Soviets still have Czech formations into Czech teni- thclr work cut out for tlicm. They tol T undoubtedly will Influence Ro- have yet to clear the Germans from iinmiln greatly as It creates a threat over 100,01)0 square miles of tcrrt- froni the rear," lory claimed by Moscow. The Nazis Meantime, the Russians have still hold much of former Polish stepped up the threat to Romania territory claimed by the Russians, j froni die' front. Moscow dispatches virtually »n_ Hie Dallies and a large sn V 'Rumanian forces are slashing New York Cotton open high low ciosc pr.cl. Mar. . 1069 1878 I960 1078 1068 May . 20S8 2102 2088 2102 2001 July . 2059 2064 2058 2062 2055 Oct. . 2006 2015 2006 2013 2004 Dec. . 1088 19S8 1038 1935 1085 N. O. Cotton open high low closo prcl Mar. . 1975 1982 1381 1081 1071 May . 2105 2117 2104 2115 2101 July . 2074 5080 2074 2073 2069 Oct. . 2012 2019 2011 2017 '2005 Dec. . 1004 2001 1004 2000 1088 part of White Russia, Including the big clly of Vitebsk, However, Ihe Red Army may delay Its White Russian drlvo until mid-May, when tlio ground In Northern Russia now drenched by spring thaws is ciiy again. It also may pause to re-group for the next phase In its widening campaign. A phase which, very likely, will coincide will] the Allied Invasion of Western Europe. The liberation of Odessa will go down with those other great Russian city battles, Stalingrad, Sevastopol and Moscow. Tlie Germans lal<| siege to Odessa, with it-s COO, 000 population, on August 12, 1941. One hundred and ao artillery batteries shelled the city for six weeks. Tlie Luftwaffe dive-bombed It almost every night. Eight days before Ihe end Russia's Black Sea fleet began evacuating induslrlal nnd military equipment and Soviet troops. All were transferred to the Crimea under continuous pounding by Nazi planes. But when the Naals entered the clly, they found only a mass of ruins. The departing Russians had broken open oil tanks, smashed dams, burned all public buildings, ripped up the paving and flooded the northern sector of the city. The Germans actually got little /or the 250,000 casualties they and the Uoaianlans suffered to capture It. However, Odessa's docks were made of stone quarried beneath the city. Those the Russians could not dcslrov ami the city became a supply r.ort for German armies in Southern Russia. Now Odessa Is In Soviet hands and those German armies In Southern Russia are gone. 6/ore Causes Damage Firemen were called to the home of Dr. D. L. Boyd about 9 o'clock yesterday morning when electric wires shorted in the hot water tank. Tlie tank was heavily damaged, but the kitchen wns only slightly damaged by smoko, down Into Northeastern Romania and have virtually Isolated the kcjr aril center.of lassy. This force now Is 170 miles from, the Ploestl oil fields, which furnished Hitler with one-third of hl5 petroleum products, And it already has cut all but one small escape railroad for the Axis garrison In lassy. F.D.plTake Two Weeks Rest Will Keep In Touch With White House While In South WASHINGTON, April 10 (U.P.- •Hresident Roosevelt has lett Washington for a two weeks rest In the South. However, the White House em-' lifcSlzw the President is keepiiig in close touch with things and will cut short his trip should any unexpected emergency develop. Throughout the whiter Mr. Roosevelt -has been troubled with n series of colds which have left him wilh bronchial and sinus conditions, and White House physicians believe the President needs fresh air and sunshine to eradicate them completely. The President's chief of staff, Admiral \Villlam D. Leahy Is ac- companyliig the presidential party along with White House military nnd naval aides and Mr. Roosevelt's personal physician. Newsmen representing the three leading press associations are covering the President's trip but their dispatchts will not be published until after they return. Chicago Rye open high low close pr.cl. ' . May.. 131-X 131-)M30% iSl-'S 131 July . 130!J '130Vi 129T4 130V1

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