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SAVE ME! I am valuable to the War Ettort! VOL. XLI-NO. 22 BlylhevJlle Dally News Blyihevillc Herald Blytlicvlllc courier Mississippi Valley LE COURIER DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKAN3Aa AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI' r/ie Boy Scouts wWcoHec« BIA'THEVILLE, ARKANSAS PHI DAY Al'JtIL M, 1944 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS. SEVASTOPOL BECOMES GERMAN DUNKIRK TODAY'S WAK ANALYSIS Sweden's Lot As A, Neutral One Of Peril By JAMES HARPER United 1'ress Staff Writer Swctlcu shiiuls lo loxu no matter who wins. , On the one hand, the Swedes sympathize with Finland and are fearful of Russia. On the other, they sympathize with Britain and America and are fearful of Germany. But Sweden's economic dilemma is even worse than Its political problems. To keep its factories going, Sweden must trade with Hitler. Yet, by so doing, it helps him against the Allies, And Sweden knows that if Hitler wins, its turn will \K next. Thus, Sweden can't live without Germany during the war or with Germany after tlie war. Sweden's exports to Germany include iron ore, ball bearings, timber, wood pulp and other forest products. Germany, for its part, sends Sweden coal and coke, iron and steel products, pig iron, chemicals, textiles and synthetic rubber. Trade Coal Tor Iron What it boils down to is this. The Swedes are short on coal, the Germans on iron. Sweden is one of the world's grcalest producers of iron ore. Pre-war output of Swedish 70 per cent pure iron ore ran to around 14 million tons. Of that, the Nazis snapped up as much as>ll million. But, in 1043, Germany only got about 10 million tons, and last January the quota was sliced even further. Sweden, on the other hand, only produces about 400,000 annual ton's of coal, about five and one-half mil•Hon tons sinder its requirements. ; Hitler dominates Europe's* three •greatest coal fields outside Germany proper, in Poland, the Low Coun- j'uJep and northern France. .•£ 'And so the ; two.trade, Germany to "get iron for its war industries, Sweden to get i :oal for ^its peacetime industries. Now, against this b'ack- g'Jound, Britain and/ America, have Ijrptested SweC >n's shipment of bail ngs to Ge^any. .r ' . Wiring ^-_iJ., E For months, tlie Allies'have" been trying to create an industrial bottleneck in the Reich by bombing its ball bearing plants. They've hit Schweinfurt,. whose three factories produce 50 per cent of the Wehr- inachl's' ball bearings. And they've wrecked the big bearing plant, in Turin, Italy. But all this lime, (lie ; Germans 'have been getting more bearings through the back door from Sweden. The Swedes have an answer. They say 1944 bearing shipments to Germany Were okayed by tlie Allies in recent negotiations regarding the "safe conduct" traffic. They say further that Sweden's export of ball bearings to Germany so far this year is 50 per cent below the same period in 1943. And that it is 25 per cent below what Ihe Germans asked. And they flatly deny reports that Sweden sent technical experts to help Germany rebuild Us bombed- out Schweinfurt factories. A liberal Stockholm newspaper recently summed up Sweden's position this way It said: "It is not to Sweden's interest to prolong the war. . . But ou.' exports to Germany has been vitally important to get certain commodities, especially coal. Otherwise, Sweden's economic life would come to a. standstill." Must ricase Both Sides Tlie paper goes on to say that the Allies have a potent weapon they may wield to force Sweden into line. That weapon, safe conduct guarantees for its ships. Thus, Sweden, if it.doesn't please Germany, is risking the loss of Its industry. If it doesn't please the Allies it is risking the loss of its commerce. Diplomatically, it must fight a two-front war. Four years ago this week Germany overran Sweden's Scandinavian neighbors, • Norway and Denmark. The Swedes, who have been at peace 135 years, never know when their turn may be next. Only recently, Nazi Foreign Minister Von Ribben- Irop warned Finland that Germany Would take any steps necessary to keep Fortress Europe from being outflanked. One such step might bo an attempt to occupy Sweden. General Olof Tliornell said last week teforc retiring as the nation's overall commandcr-in-chief that Sweden still might use its arms in self- defense. He added: "The future is still lihccrtaiu and Sweden is not yet out of danger." Livestock ST. LOUIS, April 14 (UP)—Hogs 12,500 all salable. Top 13.70. 200240 pounds 313.70; 140-160 11.0012.25; sows 12.65. Cattle, 1,350, salable 7oO. Calves 500 all salable. Slaughter steers 10.50-16,50. Slaughter heifers 0.7516.00; stocker and feeder steers 3.75-14.00; earners and cutters 7.008,75; cows 3,25-11.00. Weather ARKANSAS—Mostly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Saturday. Scattered thundershowers this afternoon and tonight and in northwest portion Saturday. Warmer this afternoon, slightly cooler Saturday. Fresh to strong winds. No Let-Up In Air Offensive Army Air Hero Will Be Speaker For Graduation Lieut. Kenneth Hymes Flew Planes Against 50 Japanese Zeros First Lieut. Kenneth C. Kynes, who zoomed His fighter plane Into a formation of 50 Jap Zeros and during combat missions. In the China and India theaters won the Purple Heart, the Silver Siar nnd the Air Medal, will address the aviation cadet graduating class of the Blytheville Army Air Field Saturday afternoon. Lieutenant Hynes is on duty with the .Fourth Ferrying Group of the Air'Transport Command, at. Memphis, where he was assigned after recovering from wounds suffered in the encounter with the 50 Japs. On active combat service since Pearl Harbor, Lieutenant Hynes completed his flight training In December, 1941, and was sent to Panama for submarine patrol work, flying the P-39. A year later he crossed the seas to India, assigned to the Fighter Command of that theater, and after a. series of combat missions was transferred to the Fighter Command in China. Col. Kurt M. Landon, comanding officer of thCj Blytheville Army Air Field, will introduce the speaker, who will be a luncheon guest of the Officers' Mess. The cadets who will lie awarded their silver wings and commis^ sions as second lieutenants or appointments as flight officers, represent 42 states. The exercises will be held at 2.p.. L ,nx, in the'.Past Recreation building:': The newly commissioned officers 'will '. have : a graduation-dance -in the • cvcnihjr, at the Officers' Club.. Ho If Moon Gin Case Is Appealed To Supreme Court LITTLE ROCK, April 14.-The Half Moon Gin Co. of near Biythe- ville Thursday appealed to the Supreme Court a decision of the Mississippi Chancery Court ordering the company to pay $700, together with 6 per cent interest from July, 1940, to the E. C. Robinson Lumber Co of Blytheville. The lower court ruled in favor of the :lumber firm after it had charged the gin company with refusing to pay for materials. The trial court held the lumber company had legally ni<M its claim of a Hen on one acre of land, on which Hie buildings were located, and ruled that if necessary the Hen could be foreclosed. McCiurkin Case Forum Subject Dentist At El Dorado Opposes School Board In Ousting Official EL DOHADO, Ark'., April 14.—Attended by more than 100 persons, the forum, sponsored by Dr. J. s. Rushing, dentist and oil man, at the high school Monday night drew spirited discussions on the tenure of J. I. McClurktn, superintendent of El Dorado schools. Dr. Rushing, opposing the action of the School Board in declining to renew Mr. McClurkin's contract, led the questioning and a number of other citizens took part, with Mr. McClnrkln replying relative to finances, fraternities, condition of buildings and religious questions. Following the meeting, Dr. Rusli,- ing announced in one of his daily full-page advertisements in local newspapers that the' straw ballot he has conducted for 10 days brought | 772 votes, 745 for and 27 against Mr. McCiurkin, 421 being by .qualified voters. The School Board lias made no further statement since announcement by R. T. Ellicy, president, a week ago, that the bo'ard had voted on March 28 not to renew Mr. McClurkin's contract. ;Auto Ended In Bedroom After Tornado Mis Thomas Newcomb, 18, was rescued from under the above automobile which "was"hurtert Into the "bedroom of her home near Woodson, Pulaski County, Ark., during the loruadne.s Monday nI K hl. Her husband ^^^ 22, and Hie couple's smiill child were injured, but not seriously. (NEA Photo) Six Nutrition Mississippi Woman Dies Services for Mrs. Susie A. Dickson of Horn Lake, Miss,, mother of Mrs. Maude 'Dlxon Hudson of Osceola, were held this afternoon at Horn Lake. Mrs, Dickson was 72. • In ill health for a month. Mrs. Dickson died yesterday morning Rt the Memphis Baptist Hospital where she was admitted three weeks ago. She also leaves her husband, M. C. Dlefcon, foui soiisViyi'o' sisters' and a brother, , ••••...• Health Workers Will Aid In Demonstration At West Memphis One .of six nutrition clinics .being sponsored throughout the state during April by-the Arkansas Consumer .Interests 'and Nutrition Committee nnd the Arkansas State Health De•Kalament .will be held at West Memphis, Tuesday,' April 25, Mrs. Freeman Robinson, Consumer Interests and Nutrition, chairman for North. Mississippi county, announced this week. The local and county health units in North Mississippi county, working with tho nutritionist of the State Health Department, have made all arrangements .for. the clinic and will be in direct charge of the demonstration. - V: Dr. WaHer'twilklus, medical nutritionist with . the United States Public Health Service, will be al West Memphis to conduct tlie clinic. He is spending most of April in Arkansas working • with Miss Mary Jane Scott, nutritionist with the Arkansas Public Health Department;, local health units; and the state and local nutrition committees on the project. Attendance at the demonstration •will be by card only, Mrs. Robinson pointed out, and will be limited to members of the Consumer Interests and Nutrition Committee, public, health personnel, other home economists, welfare workers, and others in North Mississippi nnd surrounding counties who are actively interested in nutrition education work. The cards will be issued by the County Consumer Interests and Nutrition Chairman. In making the announcement, Mrs. Robinson explained that the purpose of the clinic Is to equip representatives from this section of the state with the most up-to-date information for solving health and nutrition problems In their respective communities. To be featured at the all-day meeting will be talks on nutrition problems, a study of patients showing signs of nutritional deficiency diseases, the presentation of health slides, and discussions by the entire group led by Dr. Wilkins and members of the Arkansas Public Health Service. •; ' The following people torn Norlh Mississippi county plan to attend the clinic In West Memphis: Dr. E. c. Budd, county health officer; Mrs. Aniiabelle Fill, county health nurse; Miss Polly Wilson of the Child Welfare office; Miss Emily Dale Gray, -associate supervisor Farm Security Administration; Miss Cclia Mires, Home Economics teacher at Manila; Miss Cora Lee Coleman, county home demonstration agent; Mrs. Maysel Boyd, assistant supervisor Farm Security Administration; Mrs. Dan Homan, Mrs. Freeman Robinson, Home Economics teacher at Blytheville, Mrs. D. A. B/yfnevi/fe jqycees Go State Convention Nine members of the falythcville Junior Chamber of Commerce were in Harrison today to attend the state Jaycee, convention which will last through Saturday. Those attending from here arc Jimmy Stevenson, secretary of the state organization, Louis Davis, president of the local group, Jimmy Smolhernian, Al Romano, Eloy Rea, Charles Brogdon, Louie Isaacs, John McDowell, and Kcmper Brulon. b. S. Bcnlsh, president of the Arkansas Jaycees, was unable to attend-the convention hCCAllsR Of ill health, Pair Arrested Following Theft Manila Auto Two youths were held In llic county Jnl) licit today in connection with the theft of a car Tuesday night from r. used car lot in Manila, James Andrews, 17, and his 'companion, Bill rosier.. 21, who' were arrested yesterday at Joiner by Deputy Sheriff Sam Lchr, ' 'were quoted by local officers as saying that they-'.took tlie 1030 Model A cOnvcrtable coupe. from the car, )pt. 'operated -By -Clyde jolliff, ! 'nhd wrecked '•' it ' about 12:30 o'clock Wednesday morning nt HtUton Corner, enroute from Manila to Blytheville. The pair, taken to the Osccola jail following their arrest, were later brought here by Deputy Sheriff Don Haley nnd Police Chief William Berryman. Both were given treatment at the Blylhevilte Hospital for cuts on their arms. The youths will be arraigned in Municipal Court tomorrow morning, Mr. Haley said. Workers Testify Of Wastefulness Materials Squandered At Ordnance Works, Newspaper Reports ST. LOUIS, April 14. (UP)—Charges of wholesale waste of government funds at tlie $65,000,000 Wcl- don Springs Ordnance Works are contained in affidavits published today by the St.'Louis star-Times. In a copyrighted story, the Star- Times says the affidavits were signed by 15 foremen and laborers who worked nt the plant, which since lifts been closed down. Here are some of the charges listed: Squandering of manpower and destruction of vital war materials. Including the wholesale burning of unused lumber, use of improper materials and encouraging loafing IK- cause of :i surplus of labor, workers were assigned lo such tasks as picking mushrooms or scrubbing a swimming pool for executives. Three foremen estimated :hat from 05 to 100 per cent of the jobs they performed were useless. The Star-Times said that Don Ray, labor .superintendent for the Atlas Powder Company, which operated the plant for the government, denied the charges, bin declined to Issue any statement. Similar charges brought by (he Star-Times were followed by a grand jury investigation of Improper inspection of cartridges at the United States Cartridge Company small arms plant in St. Louis. Five inspection officials are now on trial in Federal Court. Bible Is Loot Of Petty Thief In Parked Auto Police today had found no trace of the culprit who, not content wltli the theft of an "Easter bonnet" from Mrs. G. W. Dlilnhunty's car, also removed a Bible and other religious literature, magazines, and unopened mall, which included a package for her son, Scrgt. George Dillahuiily, recently returned from Alaska. Tlie articles were, taken from Mrs. Dllalnmly's car as it was parked on Holly street. Dr. G. S. Benson To Speak Tonight Prominent Educator To Address Meeting Of Civic Groups Dr. George S. lien.son, president of Harding College, Searey, nnd one of the Smith's foremost • economics experts, will nddrrs.f(i joint meeting, of the lllythe'vllle notary Clnb nnd llie'. Jimlor 'clininber of Commerce here tonight... . i The widely-known speaker who spent many years in China and who now writes n weekly column, "Looking .Ahead." in the Courier News and other newspapers, is one of the country's foremost champions of the system of free enterprise, n subject on which lie spoke on a previous visit to Blytheville more than a year ngo. He has appeared as a speaker and commcn- lator many times on national radio programs. C. G, Smith,, chairman of the Rotary Club's program committee, will be In charge of tonight's program and will Introduce, the speaker. The dinner meeting will be held in the Blue Room at If old Noble, beginning at 7:30 o'clock. In addition to Rolnrlniw nnd Jayccc.s. the speaker will be heard by a large number of special guests. Co/. Crawford Addresses Kiwanis Club Wednesda) Kiwanls Club members who mel at Hotel Noble Wednesday noon foi luncheon wore addressed by Lieut Col. Ivy W. Crawford, who has recently returned to the United State: after three years service in Alaska Former state senator nnd prominent Blytheville lawyer, Colone' Crawford spoke of his experiences ir Alaska, commcntlng'particularly or the vast amount of work done in the past three years by the armed forces In Alaska. Guests at the meeting. In addition to Colonel Crawford were G Dan Cummings and Marlon Adam! of Little Rock, and W. G. of St. Louis. New York Stocks A T & T Amer Tobacco .. Anaconda Copper Beth atccl Chrysler . 158 81 25 758 82 1 -2 Coca Cola none Gen Electric 35 7-: Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steel Stiidcbaker 15 Standard of N J 52 7 Texas Corp 40 3- Packard 4 If S Steel 51 3 57 5. 45 118 5- CD 18 516 1- N. 0. Cotton open high low close pr.cl. Mnr. . 10S8 1958 19GO 10C2 196* May . 2120 2122 211G 2120 2121 July . 2085 2086 2078 2082 2082 Oct. . 2009 2009 2000 2002 2000 Dec. . 1987 1987 . 1980 1983 1989 Chicago Wheat open high low close pr.el. May . 173T4 173S 173% 17314 173% July . 169W 169% 169 16914 16014 Chicago Ryo optn high low' close pr.cl. May . 128% 129« I28K 129S 128S July . 127 127-5i MV/i WA I2<»i New Blows Rain Upon Continent From Two Sides Berlin Gets Another Hugo Consignment Of 2-Ton Blockbusters LONDON, April H (U.P.)-Alllcd ivnrphincs nmy be hitting at Hitter's European fortress from the west nnd south ujjiiln lodny. Uiullo Berlin broadcast !>• wnni- IIIB this morning that Allied nlr- crufl were, over northwest Germany, nnd ; later the lludnpesl radio suddenly went-off tlie iiir. British Mosquito bombers lust night rounded out the sixth duy of the war's greatest non-stop norlnl offensive" with attacks on Berlin and western Germany. Hundreds of bombs and incendiaries. Including two-ton blank busters, were heaped on'the'liclch enpllnl uiKl \vnr plants to the west. HIIRO explosions rocked the city uiv.l great fires broke out. Not u )il»no was lost In the attacks and In subsidiary mine Ifiyliif? operations Fink Mils sky Herllii put up 11 'terrific, although useless, defense. Dennis from 250 searchlight* .utnuhcd uie sky. ' A great muss of n'ntl-nircrnfl fire belched up from the embattled city, Even so, the night rntds were nut on » .scale comp'urnblc to those- of yesterday wheil the greatest number of. Aiiierleiui plnncs ever to rnlcl Europe In n single day struck from (ho west and south. Each licet consisted, of roughly 1600 nircrnf(,,,Tlic one from Brit- nln hit southern' Germany, northern .France ami 'Uolgluiri. .The .'one from Italy "struck lit Hungary, Italy nnd Greek Isliuul of Corfu. 1 . ria.nes Irom..iuuy,,also Imyp attacked NniiC'Vhll linos norlli' 1 nnd enst of Home. Two mil bridges in the vicinity of the-Italian cnpltnl iverc smnfjlicd, wltlle ground fight- Ing was summed by a communique In these words: I "Our patrols and artillery were \ctivc: on all fronts." '. Tllo Again Strikes RAP Spitfires also hnve sped 'icross the Adriatic to hit enemy •ond lines in Yugolnvla. There, Marshal Tito's pnHlsnn.'! Imyqopcn- ;d a concentrated attack on Ger- Tinn forces trapped in (t huge rocky fortress some (10 ' miles outli of Zagreb, In Bosnia. The Germans also are having 'rouble with other guerrilla'bands, ^nlro sources sny Greek saboteurs nave blown up n German train leaving Athens. Ami the Paris radio reports almost 10,000 cases of abotnge against the French fnc- orics, railways anil farms In the. Mist lljree month;;. The brondcn.il •Vys 350 towns were attacked and here were 000 casualties, 750 of hem policemen. Also in France, the Germans arc ild to have held a test Invasion larm. The Berlin radio says live mmunltlon was used during the rnctjce, which was held along he French Mcdllcrrnnenri const. Off the ivfedllcrrnneah const, the jcrmnn Trans-Ocenn News Agen:y says a British and American issault party recently landed on he Island of Plnnos'n, a few mll»s ;outhwcst of Elba. The enemy iroadcnst, of course, says the land- ng parly was repulsed. But It icknowlcdges that some Italians imprisoned on the island, were •escued by the raiders. Germany Romanians Via Black Sea Ports . MOSCOW, April M (U.l'.j—Tho Germans and "llomaa- iiins arc cyiteimting ll, 0 Crimea-trying to escape across lie Black Sea. Iho flcehiB Nam arc uhder constant 1 attack by boviul pliuiOH, ships and .shore guns. Moscow front di.spiitclies sny n Uussinu column to moving down the south Crimean railroad to stop the Nazi 'flight from the mam uvjtciwiion port of Sevastopol. ~~~ " This column Is now 37 miles from Sevastopol. Front reports thus Indicate the battle of the Crimea Is ncailng n'whirlwind end. Moscow says the remnants of what once was nn Axis army of o\er 100000 tioops now arc being hcidcd Into the South Crimea, off the consl, a niske-Bhlft-fleet of transports, baiges and light naval escoit vessels Is running a gantlet " of Soviet bombs trying to get'across llic Blnck Sea to the Romanian port of Constant. Red 'Air Force plnncs hover over Sevastopol nnd other southern Cilmeim ports, bombing and sink- Ing Nnvl evacuation vessels Field guns wheeled up to the coast pound the Axis ships from land. Russlniv Stormovlk <ilvc bombers rako "th'b Nii/ls ort the beaches. 'iho Hiisilnn planes pick up tho trails of llccing Axis columns by the dust clouds they false , S,ovlcl General Fcodor Tolbuk- hliiB Fourth Army Is sweeping stinlght toward Sevastopol, wh!16 ii second Red Army Is driving ta-~ ward Iho port along tho southern const Already these two Russian armlet have ovcnmi three-fourths of llie peninsula. , And lied Army ncwspapci. Red Star, sfiys the Russian tanks have rolled ncross the Crimea at a pace of 90 miles in 36 hours, n record run oven on the eastern front In ycsteiday's Crlnlenn> fighting", "~ "*" '- is nnd villages — — — ilan arniics But the Soviet's diplomatic offensive h not moving with tho S"\. C mV-S r ' llle * Crimean-, arjDJeg, --- •.- -- -—•• ovvcdisii Infoimcd sources say that Farther up the railroad,-the en-. Finland has- tinned down Moscow's emy threat seems to be even more ' latest pence proposals. Bcrlous: The japs claim they've linsscd 'beyond the town ot Kohlma, and arc heading toward tho "railroad, less than 30 miles away. This Is an enemy claim, of course, but the Japs nrc known to bo 0|>crntiiig In the Kohlma area: • ' -. Allied lib-power bus joined Iho effort to finp the stamina .of the enemy offensive. In two days, our planes have carried out 1000 sorties, conccnlrnlitig ngnlust the Jnp- anc.se communication lines, Jap Siege Line Isolates Imphal ' Enemy Columns Close On Embattled City In Eastern India NKW DELHI, April !•! (UP) — The Japanese drive Into Eastern India virtually has Isolated tlie Allied base of Imphal. '• Enemy column* nro roporlcd closing In on Imphal from nil skies. Veteran Hrlltsh and Indian trnops Kiirrhoulni; the town arc enlrcnch- <xl behind n Japanese stcgc line. , Moreover, the Jap.s urc Ihrowing out tit least two tentacles toward the Important railroad which runs between Assam nnd llcngal, over which supplies nro sent to the Allied forces in norlli central lluriim. In the Imphal area,'Japanese columns arc driving,'!n from the cast and North, And>a southern column has funned through the hills bordering the Imphal plain to the northwest. Eilcmy reports clnim Dint Japanese tvoops nlrcndy Imvo cut an importaul highway' lending -to. the moia Vhttn Too Assahi-lo-Bengal railroad 70 miles fell to llie Iwo due tVMt of .Imphal. The Japs nlso " ' " claim to lie'fighting for an Allied ,5)1; <lo|)P,^o|i!y, thrift nj)d a quartet; miles from the town ' Ifsclf. : ' r J Agencies. Will- Help Victims . Of Tornadoes; * LITTLE ROCK, April 14 (UP)'— Scvt>rtil agencies aio rushing plans In north central Burmn'Ociicial lo nss ^' Arkansas familfcs in re-, Stllwcll's Chinese and American building their homes end otVjer forces arc pressing lownrd the big l> IO I>erty demolished hi Monday Jap bnse of Myitkyhm. An Amerl- t"'Wf tornadoes. The agencies Incan column, advancing from the ciuqc the American Red Cross, The U.'rn;( tc t-rmnr-ln.! Ofl i-MIs^,. IV^.,, Mm DlSflSifif I /Shn iTnrryirfltinn nmm-irr west, is reported 20 miles from the enemy supply bnstlon. Another group of Ynnks is only 45 jnllcs away. And a force of Chinese, P'.ishiug westward from Yunnan province, Is striking toward Mylt- kylnri on the other side, In n pincers nttnck. Seryiccs Held Today For Victim Of Blaze. STEEI.B, Mo., April 14.—Funeral services for Harold D. Goff, two- nnd-o-!)nlf-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Goff, were held at 3 Rev. O. E, Garner, pastor, officiating. Burial .was made nt Mount Zion Cemetery. Villain Enters School Mystery In North Dakota BISMARCK, N. D. April 14 (UP) —The case of the jitterbug coal is following the best traditions of the mystery thriller and has acquired a. villain. The locale of the myslcry is Ihe Wild Plum school — a one room building sllualcd near the North Dakota Badlands around Bismarck. Tlie plot opened in the best comic-thriller vein when coal danced unaided from a bucket near the stove and smoke poured from the school's dictionary. Local authorities were called In, 'ailed to make anything of the mys- 'cry, nnd notified the super FBI sleuths In Washington. The school was closed, pending Investigation. But; in the meantime, the plot has been thlckcJied with the addition of an honcst-to-goodness villain and some threatening notes Mrs. Pauline Rebel, the school's teacher, says that a tall man, wearing a red handkerchief, over his face, potmded on the school's door one day before the coal'started dancing, When she answered the man ran off and hid. And besides that, says Mrs. Rebel, she nlso found several threatening notes pinned to tho school's*'door. And these—hot so .cordially — warned; "Leave or bo shQt."',' r (l ; Disaster Loan Corporation, among others , Sed Cross applications to determine,needs for food and clothing have been distributed in all of the disaster., sections. , J. W. Jarrett, Arkansas agentjfor the DLOi has been authorized ,lo receive applications for loans to enable Ilia storm victims to replace dcsltoyed buildings. Red dross officials estimate that about 80 per cent of tlie families who were victims, of the storm were In the lower Income brackets', and 1 thus doubly hard-hit. The Rcc! Cross hWreleased official figures showing 35 persons were fii r, ' WCr ° . i, . clnl "surcs showing 35 persons were ihl4 afternoon at he As- wiled or fatally injured In the dis- of God church-with the astroaus storn j which-swept tho - — r -- '^i. ~~'ZU""'M i i j ^ rao The child died yesterday after- c( |. sou nt Blylhcvllle Ifas'pltal of burns' stale ftfonday night Three hundred nnd forty seven were Injured and more than 300 homes were destroy- received when his clothing became Ignited from a trash fire. German • Undertaking Company was In charge of arrangements. Late Bulletins LONDON', April 14. (UP)—Radio Alders says Gen. Henri Honoro' Giraud has been removed formally from his post as com- mmnlcr;!n-chlcf of French armed forces ftiiri placed on the "re- scrio Us!." Sergt. Fowlston Leave BAAF SAN FRANCISCO, April 14 IU.P.1—Secretary of the Interior Ickcs proposes lo give returning veterans shares of war plants now controlled by the government. Ickcs said his plan would result In giving icn million younj people shares In llic new Industries of the country for which IHey risked Iheir lives. CHICAGO, April 14 (U.P.) — A slrikc in the Chicago plant of Montgomery Wnnl IhreDAcns lo spread fo the Detroit branch. A union spokesman reveals that 2500 employees in the De- troll branch will leave Ihcir Jobs Jloiiday in a sympathy strike >vllh Chicago employees. The Sj'.rlke started in Chicago when company officials refused (o honor a labor contract approved by (he War I/abor Board. It spread lo the Kansas City plant, but (he Kansas City workers returned lo Ihelr job* today."""' ; " •'"•'•" ' For Another Post Another of the "old timers" . at BIythijvllle Army Air Field, Tcqh. Scfgt.r Dalton Fowlston, laboratory technician - in the Medical Corps, has recejved orders to leave. One of the first members of the post's military personnel to report here, he has served af the Blytheville Held almost two years. He took over his duties July 11, 1942. Sergeant Fosvlston will leave April 26 for this Army Air Field atKearns, Utah. A professional singer in New York City before entering the service, Sergeant FowUton has participated hi numerous religious musical programs since coming here and has attracted considerable attention ns a vocalist. . Mrs. Fowlston. also a professional musician has been quite active t" thts work since moving here, will remain In Blytheville ^t 1101 Chickasawba avenue where she will coh- tlnuc teaching her class of piano students. , The Fowlstons have an ; Infant daughter, Patricia Ann. New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec, open high low ciose pi.cl. 1964- 1964 1956, 1956 19«4 2109 2109 2099 2103 2108 2073 2073 2063 >2067 2070 2005 2005 1990 1999 200) 1085 1984 1970 • 1978 19S5

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