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. SAVE ME! I Pm valuable to the War Wort! VOL. XIJ—NO. 23 BLYTHBWILE lilythcvillo Dally News Blythevillc Courier Tornadoes Again Hit ansas Last Night, ing New Damage 1-riTLK HOCK, April 15 (U.I'.)—At least one person w,is killed (iiul several injured in a series of tornadoes winch swept Uiroiifr)] northern Arkansas last nijrht. John Saylors, proprietor of a general 'store at Oi! Jrough, 18 miles southeast of Hnlcsvillc in Independence Lptinly, was killed. Saylors (tied when tlio store collapsed pinning- him under the wrecloiKC. Uyd Gray and his wife were injured at Panuitiet wlien their house was destroyed. And several other persons were saintly injured. > , . The storm first struck in Ihc I'ara- ciuet community on tlie Black River eight miles east of Batesville, and continued on to Oil Trough. One mile north of Hcber Springs ,in Clcbunic county six houses and several barns were demolished. Mrs. drover Williams was Uic most seriously injured of several victims. Many head of livestock was killed during the storm, which first struck three miles west ot Hcber Soritvs at C:30 }). in. Sheriff T. K Turney says ills office heard rejoMs of heavy damage in a commutiife 12 miles east of Heber Springs. tyi} Investigation failed to locate any plitdencc of •< storm. . Last night' 1 /tornado followed in the wake of 'a series of twisters Monday night in which 3!i persons were kilted and more than 200 badly injured. Dares Jap Fleet To Fight It Out American Naval Power Ready For The Test, Admiral King Says WASHINGTON! APHI, 15. (UP;— Adiriiral-/Riii6,-;],he commander-in- J?W«f/P/ the. American fleets, dares : tne 'aaps to send their main fleet out into the open to fight it out. King addressed the graduating class of the FBI's Police Ac'adorny today. He said the Japs refusal to meet; our fleet has forced American . commanders in the Pacific to use ' ^fiOji^ayS-d^unorthgc.ox methods'. But, sayi' King, 7 we~will"iW;:onTmiig"to" • rely on these so r ca!lcd unorthodox methods or .any oilier sat type of naval warfare.; He salt) the United States Navy creates its own situations and tlie Japs are finding out that American forces always strike with the power lo follow through. And, 'says King, that power to fol- l . low through will land us eventually in Tokyo Bay. However, Admiral King does not 'underestimate the Japs. He credits them with determination and tenacity, skill and ingenuity. He says the Japanese have a savage disregard for humanity nnd for lives, even their own. He said that so far over 3,000,000 tons of Jap cargo ships have been sunk and Japan's merchant fleet has been reduced to less than two- thii-ds of its tire-war size. As for Japanese fighting vessels, Admiral King says tlie Jap fleet has been so seriously damaged that Tokyo can never hope to make up losses by building new fighting ships or repairing those damaged. Meanwhile in the Southwest Pacific b.ittlefrant Australian jungle i Iroops have captured Bogadjhn on J tiie New Guinea coast. Bogadjlm is > 1G miles south of Madang, the Jap, 5 nnese naval supply port toward ^ j which the Australians Imvc been advancing for seven months. i Front reports to New Delhi and , lo Chungking indicalc there is furious fighting today on the Imphal and Koliima fronts In India's Ma- nipur state. However, Lord Mount- hatten's New Delhi communique gives no account of tiie lighting. The British and Indian troops arc attacking the Japs in the hills north and northeast of Imphal in an effort to stop the Jap drive, which lias carried to within 10 miles of Imphal. Reports lo New Delhi say tlic Japanese casuallies are heavy. An American radio dispatch from Chungking says the battle for Ko- hiniH, some 00 miles north of Mani- pur, is reaching a climax witn the Japanese pressure continuous and heavy. A leading Chinese paper in Chmig- king demanded today that the Allies take effective steps immediately to check Japanese advances in M:ini- pur state before it is loo late. Draft Board B To Send 72 Men Army Will Inducf 42 Registrants April 25; Navy Will Get 30 in the Army, be Inducted Gang Leader Returns CHICAGO, April 15. (UP)—The chief of what remains of Al Capone's gangland empire, Jack Guzik, is back in circulation, but he isn't talking about his reported kid- naping. A confidante of Guzik has told the United Press lhat he talked with the gang leader on the telephone last night. That's 24 hours after iwlicc received reports that Guzik had been dragged from his auto by three men In suburban Berwyn. The reports that Guzik had been kidnaped had caused police to prepare for a possible resumption of bitter gangland warfare. Likes Frierl Grasshoppers CAMP COOKE, Cal. (U.P.) — Corp. Lucio B. Mmiar ot the IHh Armored Division has a taste for fried grasshoppers, a great delicacy served on the Luzon islands, ills homo. Seventy-two while men will be Inducted inlo the service this month from Selective Service Board B. Forty-two of the number will go into the Army, while 30 will enter the Navy. Accepted for duty the following will April 25: James Kendric Davis, Waller Buford Denton, Edward Prank Robinson, Abner isboll, Charles Bush, J. D. Tinsley, Kicharcl L-os- icr -Wright, Judd Mayo Hudson, Ray Warren, Walter Hipp, Marvin Lesley Turnbough, Finch Ragsdale Friese, Earl Ray Hogland, Mclvin Everett Tripp. Clarence Evcret Harris, Thomas Clevern Rogers, Eddie Suncstltc Stihvcll, Louis Burden, Eulis Lee Johnson, Tommy Bias Odoni, Eldon B. Anderson. John Bennett Kimbrougli, Bill Edward Workman, Andy Samuel Bevill, Orvil Samuel Curtwrigiit, Willie Willis McKcnic, Marion Mitchel Stewart, Clyde Williuni Cotliain,. Paul Le/on, Charles Frfiiiklin Norwood, Henry Fako Welch, James Hubert Hankins, Keith 'Evans, Buddy Jnrrett, John Samuel Morris, Jr., Paul Shirley Downing, Dolan Franklin Rogers, Mclvin Whitlkcr, Orval Ernest Plte,;._ C]arenc,e . Artlnias.: Holt, Arnold Miller, 'jolinrij'' : Melvin Price. Those who will be inducted into the Navy April 24 are: Howard Selby, Leon Morris Boyd, Willis Hurt HcmSon, John Allen Francis, Tom Alvert Sliastcen Oscar Fay Rortgors, Record Leo Trivia, George Washington Furr William Warren Edwards, Oilte Ralph Baugus, Clyde Crabtrec, Dan Alven Brown, Edgar Curlwright Ncal Louis Flanigan, Andy Luther McCain, Loretl Haynes, Eldrcd O'Neal Mc'Cann Eddie Sherman Johnson, Walker Ely Lewis, Charles Franklin Key, Walter B. Garrctt, Barney Carroll Willie, Azariah Hardy Martin Cartliei Ardell Overman, Mylcs Jitcy, William Baxter Miller Louis Glen Barks, Billie Bnforri Skipper, David Watson Wheeler, Andrew Jackson Milloway, Jr. Single Unit Proposed For Armed Forces WASHINGTON, April 15 (UP)— A new move to combine the War and Navy Departments into a single government unit under one secretary is underway In Congress. Open hearings on the proposal are scheduled to start in about 10 days. Tlie plan calls for a completely new departmental set-up which perhaps would be called the Department of National Defense. Tills would be headed by a single secretary. And there would be undersecretaries from the Army, the Navy, a consolidated air branch, and possibly the Maritime Commission. Secretary of War Stimson and Navy Secretary Knox are expected to be amonu the first witnesses called when the hearings get under way before a newly formed House committee on postwar military policy. Charges Political Talk Detriment To MacArthur NEW YORK, April 15. (UP)-Republican Representative John Jennings of Tennessee, speaking to New York party workers, said General MacArthur might have more guns and more men if he hadn't been mentioned as a candidate for president. He attacked the New Deal and the "expected candidacy of President Roosevelt for a fourth term," by saying the President's candidacy will not be for a fourth term but for a last term. He conceded that mistakes will happen in wartime but added that If the mistakes so far in this war had been made under a Republican president, tlie smear pots In the country would have been emptied long ago. Jennings referred as mistakes to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor mid the accidental shooting of American airborne troops over Sicily, Blj'thevllle Herald Mississippi Valley tender — — Would Preserve Free Enterprise System In U. S. Federal Management Of Industry Called Threat To Prosperity "Free enterprise is the secret of our great American prosperity," Dr. George s. Benson, president of Harding College, Searcy, told a joint meeting of the notary Club, nnd BlylhevilJe Junior Clnrmber of Commerce, and Kpccliil guests at the Hotel Noble last night. "We nmsl reeducate the American people to tlie real secret of our prosperity," Dr. Benson said ns he gave the "most venturesome business men In the woVld" credit for mnkiiur America great. Discussing the chances of (his country for continued prosperity after tlie war, Dr. Benson emphasised the fact tlmt America must nlju now to preserve the American way of life which has produced that prosperity—representative constitutional government and free enterprise. System In Balance "America is at tlie cross roods," he warned. "The entire system lo- day hangs in the balance with Ihc government ownership and regulation of industry increasing and multitudes of people turning their thoughts toward government, management of industry. If private enterprise were tested at the polls to- das', popular preference would call for government management instead," Dr. Benson said. In miming (he cvils'of government management of industry, tlie educator asserted that production would be lowered by 50 ]>cr cent. Standards of living would have lo Iw lowered accordingly, lie rotated out and the nve talented man would find himself compelled to go along besidi: the one talent man, be;]: producing the same amount. Would Educate Youth "We are developing a generation of youth who do not know what private enterprise is and who are not dedicated to its preservation," Dr. Benson declared. "Few young people know the real secret of American prosperity. Our only hope," the speaker continued, "is to cducale tlie mass of American people to'the value of private enterprise and to the danger of present day trends." "Today the eyes of. the world ar\: upon America. If we 1 lose our great private enterprise system and exchange our constitutional government- for bureaucracy,- -the consequences will be'comparable' only to the fall of Home, which ushered in the Dark i Ages, a period which continued through a; thousand years," Dr. Benson warned. Out-of-town guests attending the meeting last night were J. T. Cone of Searcy, Dr. Portis Turrontine of Osceola, and R. C. Weis of Brinkley. THE DOMINANT NEWSHAPEIl OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI liLYTHKVILLE, ARKANSAS- SATURDAY, APRIL 1C, 1944 Remarries Major After Serving Term For Bigamy MEMPHIS, April 15 (Ul>)— With » six month prison sentence for bl- lianiy behind her, Peggy Clnrk. Bislioj) has again married Major Fred Logan Trkkey, Jr. Mrs. c.-1: Clark, of Memphis, announced the wedding of her daughter. She snld It took place In the same town where their first honeymoon was interrupted by officers with tlie bigamy charge's at the home of Trickey's parents. Mrs. Trlckcv recently completed the sentence lu tho Shelby Counly I penal farm for bigamy on charges i that she hurt first married Major Trlckey while sllll the legal wife of Plying ciulel. now Lieutenant, Aubrey Allison Bishop, of Memphis. Bishop completed divorce nciloii , while his wife was serving her BCII- tcnce. This cleared the way for her rc-marringe lo 'IVlckcy. BullefJFired Through Door , Hits Soldier A Blylheville Army Air Field sergeant was wounded nl the Twin Gables Cafe, north ftf town oti Hlgli- way 61, about 0 o'clock Inst night when a bullet which police snld was Intended for Ilnrvey Dlsmorc, own-; cr of the place, struck Ihe soldier in the shoulder. Simon P, Ue, G't. operator of a shoe repair shop liere, was released last night under $1.000 bond after he wns arrested In connection with 1 the shooting. He was charged with assault with intent to kill. Deputy ShcrKT Don Haley said that according to n statement riinilc by Dlsmorc, Lee entered the cafe to get some beer. He and Dlsmorc became involved In an argument over deposits on the Iwltlcs and the-two men exchanged blows. L'ec .was knocked to the floor, Dismorc said and then leit. Shortly after the fight. Lee returned to the cafe wllh a guil and shot through the door at Dlsmore. according to Mr. Haley. 'Hie bullet struck Sergt. Orvllle C. Eubanks, who wns In the. line of fire. Condition of the Soldier, who was taken to. the BAAF Hospital, was not s'c- rious today, the Public Relations officer reported. Lee had made no statement to officers at noon today concerlng the shooting, although he charged that he was assaulted and beaten by Dismorc. A- Municipal Court hearing has been .Bet for Monday. : Sergeant Euba'nks, supply clfVk of the Technical Transport' offfe has been stationed at the BAAP since the field was activated. Officers today continued to question witnesses to the shooting. British Suspend Plane Service To Eire Capital Toke New Precaution To Guard Information Concerning Invasion LONDON, April 1 !i IU.I',) - Hrllnlii hits (lehlemMi lliu clamps on nculnil Kin one more notch Airplane service between Uuljlln mid Liverpool ims boon suspended Hi the liid'.sl move to prevent miy -leak of tnforiniitlon through Klro ()( Allied sei-omi-fronl prepmvillons I'WIous IlKlilenUiR.ii]) meusures «Knli)st Klre ulready are showing their effect. lh Main's drastic re- iliiction of coal export* has forced Mic Bin.' Kovpi-nment (<i cut Its rail service to the boni: in order to conserve dwindling supplies, llrnnch l.lncs tii CloM: Alter April 'J-l, main line pawcn- BCJ- service HiikliiB DuljHn with the provincial (-enters will Ix- operulcd only U-o diiys u week, Pi-eight irutns will run only roiir days u week. mid 11 brunch lines of the Client Snulh- eni Knllniiy win uc c | ()sl , (l com _ Late Bulletins MOSCOW, April 15 (UP) — Premier Stalin announces the capture of Tarnopol ( lonff-be- sieged rail junction in pre-war Poland, NAPLES, April 15 (Ul 1 ) — American heavy bomhers blasted Romanian rail and communications centers In Bucharest and Ploesli today. WASHINGTON, April 15 (UP)—The Salvadorean Kmltas- sy says 64 persons died anil 90 were wounded in the recent revolt in El Salvador. Ambassador ' David Ik dor Castro issued a statement in re- Ply to news reports originating in nearby countries slating 'hat the casualties amounted to thousands. Some of these reports said (he president of El Salvador [led to a neighboring country. , LONDON, April 15 (UP) — The loss of the British destroyer l.aForcy, ha.- been announced by tlie: Admiralty. Tlicrc were no delails except that some casuallies rcsullcd. The " ? was coiiiplct- some ca 1,935-lon ed in I040.il Air Ace Celebrates With Case Of 'Cokes' WASHINGTON, April 15 (UP) — America's ace pilot, Major Kichard Bong, Is celebrallng his 27 air victories with nothing stronger than soda pop. Bong lias a case of Scotch coin- "g as a prize froni Eddie Ricken- ?acker. And General MacArlhur of- 'crs a case of champagne. But the major says he is a Ice- lolaler, and he is happy with a case of Coca Cola sent by Air Force Chief General Arnold. Purple Heart Tradition WILBUR, Ore. (O.P.) — When Tech. Sergt. Mclvin L. BranU- twice wounded In the Marshall Islands—was awarded Ihc order of the Purple Heart, he continued a family tradition as old as the country he fights for. His mother, Mrs. A. R. Hill, of Wilbur, disclosed that his great-grandfather, received a purple Heart medal from the founder of the order- George Washington. She snys the family has been represented In every war Involving the United Stales by from one to seven soldiers. U. S. airlines are operating In commercial service only about 55 per cent of the number of planes used before the war. : Aged Resident Of County Dies Funeral Services For Mrs. Mollie Wallace To Be Held Tomorrow Mrs. Mollie Wallace, pioneer set- tlor of this section, died at 5 o'clock this morning at tlie home of a son, Pale Wallace, near Gosncll. Mrs. Wallace, 87, had been 111 five weeks. Born In Alabama, Mrs. Wallace came to Mississippi County ninny years ago. In addition to Fate Wallace, with whom she made her home, Mrs. Wallace leaves another son, Monroe Wallace of Gosncll, and five daughters, Mrs. Cora Jnrrett, and Mrs. Minnie Baker, both of Three Rivers, Mich., Mrs. Jack Moody, Mrs. Tom Widencr, and Mrs. Ito.ic Powell, all of Gosnell. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock lo morrow afternoon nt Cobb Funeral Homo with the Rev. George Bugg, pastor of the Half Moon Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be made at Maple Grove cemetery. , .No official reports were available tiboul Uic nlr win- over western Eu- 'rope, hut Nnnt rudlos reporl thai sti-oiijj formations of American llghl- cr planes swept In on western Germany. There's no mention of nny bomber formation;;, so ll's possible llinl our long-rimyc fighters lire. making iinotlicr olfcustve sweep iiKiilnsl Na/i airfields nml other Uir- iset-s. Hungarian broadcasts suv Biidiipest iiml other towns wen: attacked durini; ihc night, bill not by large forces. Air Acllim In Ilnl.v . Although om 1 heavy bombers ii|i- lienr to Ire grounded In llrlliiln. British heavies were out In force this itim-nlnrj over ftiily. UAF WclUng- ions cnri-lcil out n pic-dawn attack against Nazi-held west const seaports that, lasted for seven hours. They attacked Uvnriio, Sun Slefiino and Plomblno In mi elfort to disrupt German sen transport. German rail lines In Unly already linvo been badly shot up. A:> American radio broadcast from Naples suys Ocnnnn planes raided the Alllcd-hcld city before dawn this morning, There lire no rcimrls of results, but the broadens!, says our anti-aircraft batteries were in action tnlcrmlltetilly aboiil half tin hour. On Hie whole, tlie ground buttle fronts in Italy remain quid. How- •ovfftahe vBi:iirih.,i3dJr). sayc: .A'lie/l troo|)s on the Giirlgllano front Imvc scored a sumll local advance, and f&rccd tlie Germans to tliraw (n reserves." BUC also says the Germnns now are using Big Bertha artillery against our Anulo beachhead. Army Proceeds With Cases Of ' Jap-Americans FORT MCCLRLLAN, All!., April 15 <Ui 5 )— A military court has completed seven of 28 trials of second generation Japanese soldiers in the American Army who refused to obey commanding officers (it Fort Mc- Clcllan. The eighth case, Unit of Pfe. Harold C, Tsumchaga, Is now being heard by the second of four court martini panels silling on the trials. ' Late yesterday, Pfc. Ben Ogawa was sentenced to 15 yours nl hard labor. Prosecution witnesses said he had announced Intentions of returning to Japan after the \ynr, although he lias llvcd-in the United State.? 17 years. r/>e Soy Scouts will colfect your Scrap Paper Saturday, April 22nd. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS' Powerful Russian Armies Forrti Siege Ring Around Sevastopol; One Column 10 Miles From City TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS— Nazis Busy Sweeping Mines Planted By RAF liy JAIMKS HAttl'KIt 4 United I'm® Sl.iff >Vr!(or Tliu (Inrk shiipR of » pluiu; huiilc.s UiroiiBh Hie niirlit .sky Imwinl Ktii'ope. As it divas low over tho lilnclt \vtitci-n ii door finis opun. Suddenly, ti Ki'ciit .sled hall liniibbs oul, imimmets into Uic sou and ninks from sight. The . plauu 1 rottinw homo nml .nothing ImppGiis. Htil n moiilli Inter rciiorl.s from nuutntl iiiUions lull of it Gornuin ship nivslcrioiiHly exploding in. i| s , home wfUcrs. The pilot ol, Unit Allied iilaitc smiles. Ho known Dial his work WHS not in yiiin. Tlicroln lies one of (lie mojit lin- « — - : _ __ _ portant iihnses uf the Allied air of, fmstvc against Buropc. A phase thnt Is kissed off id most /i|r Mln- Istrv coimmihlriuc'g with ihe sentence: '[Lns| n|«ht,our planes eni;atjcd In mllie-layliiK operations In enemy waler.s." Hut lit- u time when Hie Nazis 'iced every HViilliible nmn iiml gnu, they mast devote large forces to comlmtllnii inliie-laj'lug operations, An even, (/rwiter dividend lies in this fuel: Mines dropped by the IIAF have .sunk or damaged at least 5(10 ships and the loll In tonniiue now has pnsscd , tHe onc-inllllon inn IK. llnrlior Defenses C'nslty Gcnuany must'miilntnln u Ilccl of iiiliie-swecpcr.-! [itmig a const, .Mrelchlng from the Hay of Biscay "' lo the tip of Norjvny. Ilinidrcds ot nt n flak ships jire spotted over the 11I01C route down by Britain's great mine- "•'• laying planes. Every Na?,i linrboi . . „ „. must be defended by scores of iiluc-lenlh', of a foot, brlnglm; the highly-trained anll-nlicraft tjun- sUigi: to M.I feel. Mr. Iteclmnn ncrti, .lust four years nuo this week the HAP clroppeil tt-s first nilnu on .,, enemy waters. Three ami one-hp.lt w months later UntuUey-Page Ilii - ....... ^j . , lliu ,.,,,,,,,- 4,,^ KUKUi IK. iM-micii, mis morn- dens Had flown nearly ,500.000 miles Ing shbwcci a slight fall, Mr lied-' L l ?l' 1 « l ; 1 . l !K-!' 1 }9?e.stO'!l.P«t!k(ii!c.v.or ninn said, but• report* from that Germany s «|- C iv Indicated there was more tlir* TCnltlp iitnfm! <.. . ,,^...~' r^~.^. : -i.. . •,- .. Weather ARKANSAS—Pin tly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Sunday; cooler in northwest portion this afternoon; cooler tonight and Sunday, frcsli to occasionally strong winds. Army May Keep Breakers Hotel As Hospital For Wounded Men WASHINGTON April 15 (UP) — The Army Ls reported to be reconsidering its announced plan lo close the luxurious Breakers Hotel at Palm Beach, Florida, which is being used as a hospital for wounded soldiers. Chairman Truman of the Senate War Investigating Committee says the Army reopened the matter after Assistant Attorney General Norman Llltell reported the Army could buy the property outright for about what it has alreadypald In rent. The War Department announced Its decision to return Hie hotel to civilian use on March 8. This decision was met by a storm of protest, bolh from Palm Beach citizens and from Congress. The Truman committee protested tlie decision on the grounds that the hotel was Ideal for convalescence of battle casualties. Then last week Senator Pepper of Florida urged President Roosevelt to step in and save the hospital. He hinted that some persons were seeking personal profit by the return of the liolcl to private ownership. Truman says that LUtell's report showed the cost ot reconverting the hotel would be so great that there was every reason for oulriglit purchase of the property, In South Carolina, the Stale Legislators plunged today into a growing pile of bills designed to'lm-- munizc the slate from the Supreme Court decision giving the Negro the right to vole in party primaries. Governor Olln Johnston called for repeal of slate laws controlling primaries, thus making the Democratic primary a completely unofficial affair. He said: "White primaries will be maintained, let the chips fall where they miiy. We Soulh Carolinians will use the necessary methods to retain white supremacy in our primaries." The Chicago Police Department reveals that a policemen's union with claimed membership of 800 men has been organized recently. The union is reported lo be affiliated with the AF of L. But Chief John Prcmierga.st says he believes the union organization Is in violation of the law. Said the chief. "You can't be a good police-' man when you line up with outside outfits." On the manpower front,, an Army officer In charge of prisoners of war. has revealed that a great majority ot the 184,000 prisoners in this country are gainfully employed. He says by summer, employment of prisoners will approach 100 per cent. Tlie officer, Lieutenant Colonel Earl Edwards, told newsmen Inspecting a largo Oerman camp In Alabama — there are 133,000 Germans nnd SOjOOO Itnlion -prisoners in this country, , • •..,,;•.'.,<»• .... r ,,,.. uwMijti mikjrzi \m tlic? Bflltlc They Impedbd, I Us Iron traffic with Swcitoi. They made liironds in tlic piirndB of const-wise'.-ships bearing loot 1 from Western Europe. Tlic Kiel Canal wns blocked foi months by nil Iron ore ship which .•ilnick : a mine In the waterway Itself. An 18,000 ton liucr laden with soldiers for the eastern front , lilt another In Ihc Bnlllc, A second troopship went down in the Katte- gnt between Denmark and Sweden. The battleships Scharnhorst ami Gnclscnnu were damaged by mines In their mad dash from the French port of Brest to the Baltic. U-RoafK lluti To Move Even shallow-draft, train ferrle.s In the Baltic hnvc fnllcn victim lo BAP mines. And becnuse of them, Gorman-held ports have been closed for periods ranging- from 24 hours lo a week. Germany's favorite training ground .for submarine crews once wns Kiel / Bay. But RAP mines forced the U-boals [o move eastward lo thc'Gulf of Danzig. Now, since four-cngliiccl bombers have entered the mine-laying business, even that body of walcr IK within c as v reach of Allied • planes. These operations arc Important largely for their cumulative effect on German transport. For today, because of tliclr disrupted rail communications, the Nazis are more dependent than over on water-borne supplies. But, Ibe fncl remains that Nazi shljxs now cannot ply a single European sea lane without fear of striking a 1500 pound British mine. Seldom docs this phase of the air war hit the headlines. In fact, only on one occasion bus a mine-laying job made big news. A year ago next month, British planes dropped mines which broke open Germany's Molmc and Eder Dams. One-tlilrd- of-n-bllllon tons of walcr gushed out to damage Industrial planls, eliminated hydro-electric - power units and dry up cnunls. Tills raid, generally considered the .greatest air operation of the war, was planned wllh slide-rule exactness for n year In advance. That was the greatest mine-laying Job of them all, But Jitst as effective arc nil those dally operations which are disposed ot with the dead-pan sentence: "Lust night our planes cgaged I" mine-laying operations in enemy waters." lihysiclans testified It would be 'dangerous" lo permit her lo remain outside .of an institution. Joan's six-year-old hrother, Jerry, wn.f .ihot to death at (lie Klger slimmer home last; August and Ihc iirl was acquitted, In the slaying in December. New York Cotton open high low close pr.cl. Mar. . 1957 I9B3 1952 1903 1958 May . 2104 2105 2098 2105 2103 July . 2069 2014 2064 2071 2067 Oct. . 1909 2003 2005 2003 1939 Dec. . 1918 1984 1975 1983 1978 N. O. Cotton open high low close pr.cl. Mar. . 1061 1964 1956 1064 1052 May . 2118 S125 .2118 2123 2120 July . 2082 2089 2079 2086 2082 Oct. . 2001 2006 2097 2005 2002 Dec. . 1084 1987 1978 1981 1983 Chicago Wheat open high low close pr.cl. May.. 1173% IMS 173% 173?S 173S July . lfl9y.vlYO;. •lOpVi-lGSM'Jfldit Big Lake Rise Reported Today More Water Coming From Missouri Area, ' C. G. Redman Says Unpldly rising imlors l» the uis l.tike area today brought a new Hood warning from C. G: Ilcdiuan, otflclnl for Drainage DlslrJcl IV, who predicted that .unprotected Inml lying between the cast and west levees would he Imindnlcd dcijlh of probably two feel fhiin lust year. The government gage nl l)ltf Lake today showed an overnluhl rise of ratlmnled the crest .at in feet on HID basis of rcporls from Southonst Missouri from where most of Ihc ,'alcr 'Is coming, • •.,..' The BUM, nt Kennclt this iiiorn- rains'to-.the .I'ater to comp from north. .If the . water reaches . the ox- liccled slago 'nl U|R Lake, It-'may cover H portion ol Highway IB lying between the two levees, Mr. ncdman siild, and might even force suspension of travel. Kentucky Girl Who Shot Child A Mental Case COVWGTON, Ky., April 15 I—A Jury lias decided lhat ..—^ Jonn Klgcr, the 16-year-old high school girl ivlio was acquitted 'In " December staying of of her the, "nlghlmarc" young brother,' Is of unsound mind. The aubiirn-hnlrcd girl will be committed tomorrow to a mental liospllal. A i;;cn Jury of 10 cor<»liic-rcil women and two her cti.sc. Three- Chicago Rye May open . 129M high low close pr.cl. 128T4 129V, 192% July . 127'.!, 128 127 12774 Drafts Himself ' When the Cadiz, O, draft board considered re-classifying Charles' Purdy, Jr., of Harrisville, one', ' member of {be board got tough; : and growled: "Put him in 1-A.", : The board member was Purdyj himself, pictured above, \vho| : now has the distinction oJ hav-: • ing drafted himself. Almost 38; Purdy has one child, has servecY on the draft board for nearly. • three years, \yhile running a; : $tore atid Working In Martins I'erry, i Crimea Fighting Has Cost Hitler 60,000 Soldiers Red Warships Patrol- • Coast To Bar Escape Of Trapped Forces '. \ 'By.United. Press The bottle or the Crimea lias all but ended, tmd the battle for Sevastopol Is- about- lo begin. Russian Iroops hnvc Sevastopol's German : defenders penned Into'a 250-sqmirc mile strip at the nouin- eui tip of the Crimea The rest of the peninsula, nil but a few Isolated dormnn rxickots now being inopjicd up, fell to the Russians when IKO nHiiiCA closed in from tlio west and cast to form the jitesciil siege ling north of Sevastopol An iinconflrmetl London rcpoil Mty.s the KiiMlnn; liavc- nushed Ihis ilng to within 10 miles pf Sevastopol 'the lust official Hus- slnn Rnnouncvmciit snld the Soviets wcio night miles faoithci to Ihc north To prevent a Ocrmnn cvneiia- Uon from Sevastopol, Soviet wnr-' -vliin.s arc i>nlrolllnB off s iioi.e, Ovuilicad, Russian planes are IminmeilnK at nil enemy posllton-i' in tlia crlmcn slilp still left tile' Ocrinniis. Axis C'iusunllle!, High • MOSI.OIV estimiitcA tlmt fiOOOO Nn/l sohllcra have been killed or' cniititied In the Crimea campaign ho fai. And nu%lnn spokesmen add thnt the remaining enemy Uoops me doomed to nimthllntlon" m caiJtulc In beleaguered Sevastopol. Oeiiiuin mid .Romnnlati units Unit, attempted to hold tHe Crimea nbave Sevastopol literally "crumbled during the latest /fighting Prisoner! straggling. bRck fiom tho ".<1»,l I" l°Vtf Hn«,freminiscent of Slnllnglad lei) [of Oerman and Rolnanir.il offfctn deserting their men by plane and leaving the common soldier to fight on »s best,, lie could, t ' Olhci survivors, tlazed und ail" parcntly unable to understand wl^ut li!) 1 ; liawened, iay whole Cicrlnnn units wore uut off from lieadf|tiurlcrs when Russian tanks biokc Ihrougli Nazi lines and snarled up communications, flfoindon Equipment The N(t/ls abandoned everything, ai musks, rifles and Imversaeks, us well a? heavier equipment, in their flight lo tlie south Two Romanian divisions were completely routed. And another division, n Gorman outfit,-that attempted to slnnd ami fight \vas wined out. The -Ukranian Foilrth and the indcpentlcnl maritime armies .are the t\vo Russian forces responsible ' tOi driving the German'; frohi the upper Crimea The foyr(h liberated the entire western;5ectlon of the diamond-shaped peninsula nfter breaking through from the Russian- mainland to the north. Tho iliidependent forces pushed Into the Crimea from the ' Krech to the east and joined the Pourth north of Sevastopol. During the last 25 hours of fighting, these two armies made gains up to 53 miles, the most rnpld of the'Russian war, and captured over 500 towns. neds Clear Odessa Area Above the Crimea, other Russian troops virtually have completed the liberation • of the Ukraine by driving, the Nazis from the territory Immediately" southwest of Odessa. And still farther to the north Hie First Ukraine Army has swung over to the :in- iatlve after stopping enemy counter-attacks west of Skala In Poland. .••'.•' , General'-' Nikolai VattUin;' the former commander of this First Ukraine Army, died last niglit in Kiev after a serious operation. Vatutin -was relieved of .his command last month because of illness. But while still head of the First Ukraine Army, he struck the first blow in the % present Russian offensive and helped liberate Kiev, the city where'he died. 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