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SAVE ME! t am valuable to the War iffort! COURIER NEWS IKAST AtlKHNSAS) AHn unn-i.,,*,. ~ t^fc^B B 1 *S^ VOL. XU—NO. 25 Ulythcville Dully News Blyllicvlllc Courier AJIKANSA8 AND Blytliuville Herald Mississippi Valley Lender Labor Draft * Plans Dropped By Congressmen "Manpower Situation Can Be Handled By Government Agencies WASHINGTON, April 18 (U P.I —Congress Is dropping—at lea'l temporarily—plnns to draft 4-P men for essential war labor. The House Military Affairs <3om- miltee today voted against proposing legislation at this timr The committee acted ifler a special report by one of its own members was sulmilltcc',' on the manpower situation. Leaders of the committee made clear they felt that goi'criwienl, agencies have ample p.ulhority now to meet the manpower situation. Sclcclive Service Divecto;- Herahey has recommended that 1 million 4-P men, now wr rising In nonessential Industries, be drafted by Ihe Army for lator battalions lo do war work. But Secretary Stimson has said ha does not the Army to do llils, without specific' legislation, Asks Better Price Control CIO Prcsiden I Phillip Murray asked the Senate Banking Committee today for stricter price control. Testifying on coi>- tinuiiv: thc p'icc control acl beyond, June 30. Murray also asked ^ for upward adjustment of wages m to mecl Inci cased living costs. Murray charged lhat the high profits on food represent "the sorriest chapter of the war program." The Army surgeon general says that the swtnky Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida, will continue to be operated as an Army general hospital. Mfi.lor Genera! Walter T. Kirk" refuseil to say how long thc Army wqjUjfejif-etatn "the hospital. The Army'previously, had planned to return the hotel to its private owners, but Uhls was strongly criticized. Sedition Trial Halted The biggest sedition trial of the 'war was appended- in Washington today until Edward James Smythe, missing defrndanl, is located. -.Tile goveinemnt prosecutor said he hoped FBI agents would bring Smythe in before nightfall. Thc Republicans arc getting then- plans • completed for the- coining national convention. Selection of Republican keynoter and .other ; con^ep ( tion_;nfflc!ft!s- is -expected Mo be "matte to'mSfrow in "Chicago. Both Senator Arthur Vandenbcrg and' Representative Clare BooLhe Luce of Connecticut have been mentioned for the Job. But Chairman Harrison Spangler says the Held is still wide open. In Washington, Republicans dc- £j mand that Democratic Senator ^ Bone, who has been appointed lo a federal judgeship, resign his Senate post. Senate Republicans claim he is holding on to his Sen- ulc seat to prevent a' Republican ( from succeeding him. British and American oil experts today opened discussions in Washington on postwar petroleum development. The controversial Saudi- Arabian pipeline may be discussed, hut officials say it will be only a minor issue. Baby Born Aboard 1ST M,YTlIWVILI,i!J, ARKANSAS, TUKSDAV, Al'Ull, 18, 19<U Aboard a LCI carrying refugees from Anzlo to N R n| e , Mate Anthony Savarese holds Ihe baby he delneicd stretcher) and baby, named George, arrived in Naples- i,, PVCe , lent heallh, (USN Photo via OWI Radio (roiv <*celle!il Pharmacists Mother (on a Russians Race Across Fields Near Balaklava New Advance Possible Squeeze Play Against Embattled Sevastopol LONDON, April 18. (UP)—The lilisslnns appear about to (;iko Bnla- klava. the Crimean city Imniortal- Iwtrt In The Charge of the Light Brigade. A lute dispatch my* Soviet, General Ycrcmonko's Maritime Army Is storming across the fields before Hie city. Tlint puts Yeremenko's men just about eight miles .southeast of bat- llc-sciined Sevastopol. In fact, llils new ndvmice"might' be the start of a squeeze play 'which will spell mini defent to the- Axis garrison cornered In the Sevastopol .irea. Kcsisl.'incc Stiffens For while the Maritime Army swept along almost unimpeded, the Fourth Army of (he Ukraine,, was meeting stiffening enemy resistance in the northeast and east suburbs of Sevastopol. But Increasing pressure from the southeastern thrust is expected to force the Oeniuins to divert some strength from the oilier 'sectors thus paving the way for n successful storming of the Black Sen base by the two Red armies. ' Front reports say the Russian's already can see huge pillars of smoke towering over the port. The —"" waterfront Is said to: be The Boy Scout* will cbffecf SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS in NE;A Telepiioto.) Arkansas Briefs UTTI,E HOCK, April 18 (UP)—New offices of (he Woman's Auxiliary to the Arkansas Medical Society \verc isnt.-ill- ed at a luncheon in Lillle Rock today. Among them were pjfcsi- denl-elccl Mrs. E. I,. Tiiomiiscm of Hot Springs; first, second, third, and fourth vice presidents, and Ilic societies poet laureate. More than 250 members attended Hie opening .session of Ibn medical society yesterday. Retiring president Dr. S. J. All- brighl of Searcy says (hat more than 210 members arc in the armed services, ' LITTMJ ROCK.- April 18 (UP)—Slate Veterinarian Joe S.. Campbell, says that (he fox rallies epidemic in' four Arkan- 1 sas counties Is urtflcr cbnliol. JIc told members of (he Slate Game and Fish Commission that reports of the extent of the ; disease were greatly exagferal; cd. LITTLE 18 Pemiscot Soldier Wounded In Italy Awarded Medal T?>e Order of the Purple Heart has been awarded to Pfc, Charlie Pruilt of Pemiscot County, Mo., for wounds suffered while fighting in Italy. He is sending the medal home to his wife and young daughter, he recently wrote his family. He is the second son of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Pruilt to be awarded the Purple Heart. The first was awarded posthumously to Pvt- James T. Pruitt, who was killed in action Nov. 20, 1942, in New Guinea. Private Charlie Pruitt, who is a first class gunner in General Mark Clark's Fifth Army, xvas wounded in action in Italy on Jan. 2C. During the 11 months he has served overseas he has participated in the campaigns in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. His parents reside in the Chute 16 community near Caruthcrsville. Bill Trotter Quits As WREC Production Man Bill Trotter, former Blytheville resident who has been production manager at radio station WREC for the past three and a half years, unnounccd yesterday that he had resigned but plans to remain in radio work in Memphis. Mr. Trolter went to Memphis 10 years ago from Blytheville, where he was well known in musical circles. He was a singer on WREC, then became an announcer before holding the title of production manager. He has been producer-director of the "Blue Room" and the "600 11 Club" programs, two of the better ' known Memphis-produced radio tllOWS. ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday. .Colder this after- '"""jnoon and tonight; '__| scattered light frost in north and central portions tonight; continued cool Wednesday, KOC'K, April „ —Slate Parent Teachers,-Association will hold ils annual 1944 Arkansas Congress in Little Rock tomorrow. Among the principal speakers sill be Mrs. William A. Hastings, national president of Ihc P. T. A. meetings will be conducted throughout the day. And officers will be installed just before fhc close of the session. Shun Convention South Is Urged Georgia Leader Says Delegates Should Not Support New Deal ATLANTA, April 18 (U.P.)— State Commissioner of Agriculture Tom Lindcr has urged that Southern Stales refuse lo send delegates to Ihc Democratic national convention in July. Linder says In an editorial in the State Market Bulletin that the Democratic party is no more. H now lies in the garden of memories. He continued by adding lhat :i the governors of the " southern states and thc executive committees of the Democratic Pary in the southern states will refuse to send delegates lo the New . Deal convention, tlic southern 'stales will be left in an independent position Lindcr predicts lhat if the south nominates a president and sends his name to the electoral college many west and mid-western states will support the southern candidate. He added that neither the New Deal nor Republicans are apt to have a majority in thc electoral college and one side or the other would be forced to come to thr southern candidacy in self defense. He charged that, ns he puts if, the nefarious practices begun by Abraham Lincoln are now being carried to completion by Preston Roosevelt and the New Deal party; the New Deal, hns taken advantage of the war and had packed the supreme court so that it would render the Texas decision allowing Negroes to vote In s-.fate primaries In order to destroy the traditions of the south. The Georgia agriculture commissioner concluded by asking "Are the people who are forcing the south to a decision today any better than the carpetbaggers and icallawags of reconstruclion days?" Chicago Wheat high low close May open 173% 113% 173% 173*. July . 168% 168?i 168 16814 16851 Midwest Hit By Snowfall Of 19 Inches By United Press The sun has broken through the clouds lo dissipate an unseasonnl snowstorm which swept through Kansas and Nebraska yesterday leaving from one lo 10' inches of snow in ils wake. McCook, Nebr., was hardest hit by the wet, heavy snow. Nineteen niches fell there. Eleven inches were reported In Mtiiden, Nebr While Lexington and Kearney reported, it) .inches. The storm extended from Denver, Colo.-,.;where six inches of snow /ell, : (o .uiniley,-Minn.; anif north central Kansas. A three-Inch'ijnmv- fa|l was recorded in Hinktey and in Concordia, Kan., a fall of two inches was reported. The weather bureau says the subfreezing temperatures which the storm brought were not sustained enough to do much damage. Bodies Of BAAF Fliers To Be Sent For Burial Bodies of three vicilims of the mid-air collision of two twin-engine training ships near the Blytheville Army Air Field yesterday morning will bo sent tonight lo their 'homes where last rites will be held. The body of the fourth victim, John K. Moore, was sent lo Galvestpn, Texas, this afternoon. The body of Lieut. Robert L Ovcrholser will be sent to Chicago; the body of Lieut. Lauren L Rlchtmyer to Watkins Glen, N. Y.,' and the body of Aviation Cadet Robert A. Dorger will be sent to Cincinnati. Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Paul Damon Will Return After Service In North Master Sergt. Paul Damon; recently returned to the States after two years in the Aleutian Islands, will arrive in Blytheville tomorrow, he informed his wife yesterday. Sergeant Damon, who is with Ihe service company of Ihc 153rd Infantry, now is slalioned at Camp Shelby, Hutlieshurg, Miss. 2000 Bombers, Fighte*! Renew Attacks On Reich* Kurlies Invasion Comino '*• ^___ —— —— ,1 .-> - • ^y Knox Predicts Yank Landings in Island Chain Says Heavy Air Blows But- Preliminary Stop To Eventual Invasion WASHINGTON, April 18. (IJP)- 'J'he Kurllc tsliuids. northern frontier of Japan's home land, are on the Allied Invasion list, according lo Secretary of Itevy Knox, That's the reason, says Knox, why our Aleutian-based air force lias been dropping so mnuy bombs on Ihc strategic Island chain recently. To soften it up for the ultimate In- vnslon by our land forces. However, the Navy .secretary docs not say how KOUII we can bo expect- cntirc ablaze—partly from enemy dcrnoii- C(I lo " lovc llll ° "'« Kurlies, which llons,_ biil_nuilnly from the ahnosl stl ' in « down toward Jnpim proper ceaseless Soviet artillery nnd aerial bombardment. -' j On the Romanian front, Heel,All- Force planes joined the battle with Ji heavy attack on the Danube c's- limry port of Gulnll. .., Nazi Lender Killed Moscow makes no report cm the fighting In Poland, nut the German Ingh command lodny announces that Nazi Major General Von Mcln- dorf, commander of the Tarnopiil Garrison, was killed on the eve of an attempt to break out of the encircled town. ' A Berlin communique claims that the Tnrnopol garrison fought its why out of the trap. But Moscow uii- nounced Saturday that the stronghold has been captured nnd most ot the garrison killed. • Incidentally ,the official orgaivlf the Union of Polish Patriots has opposed demands by Ihc Ukrainian «|- prenic Soviet; to Incorporate inio the Ukrain Polish territory wokt'flf i-Ln|csl,news, of .Ilia Japanese In- •tHe Curyjon line., ... >( ' ._ f&rtff)j.M^ti.lntp'eiiBlern Ii)dlf: : .Jni!)fntrs • The paper says the patriots will thnl'tne enemy luis Intensified "his stand firmly on the Curzoiv llile as the proposed' boundary between Russia and 'Poland. Miss Warrington Dies Last Night; Last Rites Tofday Miss Virginia Ruth Warrington died at 8 o'clock last night at Bly- llicvillc Hospital where she WHS admitted 12 days ago. Thc daughter of Mr. nnd Mrs. Dan Warrington of Gosnell, she wc.s 23. Miss Warrington, born and reared near Qosnell, had been Hi more than three weeks. In addition to her parents she leaves two sisters, Mrs. Alice Brown of BloDmfleld, Mo., and Miss Bentrice WarrlngUm, at home, and two brothers. Dan WarrlngUm Jr.. of Mobile, Ala., and J. S. Warringtoii of Blytheville. Funeral services were held at 'i o'clock this afternoon at Holt Funeral Home with the Rev. Bates Sturdy, pastor of the Lake Street Vfethodlst Church, officiating. Burial was made at Memorial Park temelery. like n curved sword. In [net. he says nobody knows just when yet, not even he. Knox explains that we haven't got u complete picture yet of how strong tho Jap [oi-lltlcallons arc on the Islands. But we're finding out slowly, In splic of Hie dense togs which overhang the chain. Our Liberator bombers from the Aleutians were over the Kurlies last Saturday, dropping bombs and Inking pictures of thc Jap insinuations on 1'ara- mushlro nnd four other Islands. On-:tho i Asia mainland, u long- cxpoctcd Japanese offensive In central China nmy be underway. Chungking reports that heavlly-re- Infarced''Japanese troops have pushed across flooded regions' of eastern Honan province nloug three' ronlcs, And they're attacking Chinese forces In the area. As yet, .however, we have no details on the progress- of battle. Chicago Rye. open high low close 12054 128',i 128 \'i 129V, 127'/, 126 126 12T,(i May . 120 July . 127 Tlie United States automotive industry has produced 80 per cent of thc world's motor vehicles since 1900. assaults on the twin British strongholds of Iniphnl nnd Kolilmn. Today's coininunlnuc from Southeast -Asia headquarters in uuylun reporls lhat fierce bnltles arc mj;- Ing in both sectors, some 05'miles apart. The Japs havo suffered heavy casualties, but still me pressing forward. Aldbama Will Handle Its Own Negro Question BIRMINGHAM, April IB (UP) — TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS— Russians Still Have Work To Do On Northern Front lly JAMES HAMT.R Dulled 1'rcss staff Writer A. niece, of unfinished business n wails Ru.s.sia's attention as soon as it clears the Crimea. The buttle of the Ukraine la all but over. A .small tract a round Sevastopol and a little of Bessarabia is all of southern liussia still in Germany's .fnlteriitK hands. Since January 1,1 Ho KiiK«iims have swept the enemy from .some 150,000 miles of their homeland. , . Hut they still have 250,000 H<|itarc miles lo go This lomlory, largely north of. the I'ripot Maishes, includes White Ku.ssm,.,Uio Unltic States, and some of pre-war Poland claimed by : Moscow.,' ' •' „ . Sitico Christmas, Russian armies « — have been massed before llio Wlilte Russian bastion of Vllcbsk. Time nnd affaln, they have Moved to Ihc very tfiiles of Hid city. Time mid again, they've fallen back, Before tlie war. Vitebsk was a city the sl'/.c of HdrUord, Conn, Dili since Ihe population was almost-halt Jewish, U probably 1ms .shrunk considerably under Nnxl iloinlniillon. More Drives to (!omr Hence, the Russians have yet to unleash a drive on Vitebsk'ami Its twin city of Orsha, a drive ultimately aimed a't fci-est-Lllovfik and Warsaw. They have.yd lo loose a drive on Narva nnd Pskov, at opposite ends of Lake Pclpus, u drive alined al clcnrlnt! tho Baltics. Tims the Imllle ot Iho north, unlike Ihe buttle of the south, Is far from i Rus.s)a'».jiorlhcri> drives probably will come suddenly. The Red army traditionally follows a policy of slrlklug .hard at one- place then nb- ruplly shlfllng the weight; of. ils attack lo'a distant Jronl: The hapless German-: soldier nllvnys- has u dale with a.baltlo 200 miles away, and'paof railroads toi'got.'tliorc. X Ttofi. focus of battlp, urgbflbly .will follow SummcY weiitiitTHis'Iti crawls north, 'drying out the floods, pt Spring..Worm wenthcr coi'ties .early lo the,Ukraine, hence It thorp thut the Russians launched tlieir KM onslaught. Not until <i wnrin sun dehydrates the muck of north Russia jUid Ihc Baltics will condl- llons 1)0 Ideal for further Russian advances there. ' ' Jleils Find Firm Ground. So fur. Spring imist be credited with an assist on thc Russian front. While the Russian Winter turned trailer. Die Htisslnn Spring 1ms been a slannch piitrlot. The Whiter was Governor Cha.mcey Sparks has B.V- u.mlldek'in 40'» «, an Sbv.e en notice that Alabama will look.) Bc i lorl i) s . us hoiv lo rim our Internal affairs. We're goini; to educate thc Negro as a matter of aiding our economy. Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS—Livestock (WPA): HOBS: H,000, all salable. Top price $13.75. 200-270 pounds 13.70. UO-1GO pounds $11.25-12.35;' sows 12.50-12.60. Catlle: 5,500. nil salable. Cnlves 1,400, all salable. Slaughter steers 10.50-16.50, Slaughter heifers 0.7516.00. Mixed yearlings nnd heifers M.00-15.00: sleeker and feeder steers 9.75-H.OO. Canners and cutlers 7.009.00. Cows 9.25-H.50. Hunger, Disease, Torture and Death Followed For Captives At Hong Kong, Survivor Relates "No applause please, instead let .is have just a few minutes silence . . perhaps in lhat-silence you vlll hear Ihc voices of men and vomcn all over the world who have ilcd that freedom might live, pcr- laps. too, you might hear thc voices of some of my friends in Hong Kong . . ; some in the cemetery, some behind the barbed wire of Stanley prison,* Wcnzcll Brown author and lecturer who sppnt ">evcn months In Stanley prison, old Jaycccs and Ihelr gusslj at Hotel Noble at noon yesterday, Mr. Brown painted a vivid word picture of tho murder, torture, rape, disease nnd death suffered by thc civilians of United Nations held n notorious Stanley Prison Camp n Hong Kong. Days Without Food Right after the fall of Hong Kong "!40 civilians were placed under ar- •cst by the Japs arid herded into in Hong Kong a.s thc English liad|cr. his hands all four would stores built up to care for the large population adequately for a period of four years. Tills all was seized by the Japs," he said. "After 28 days In these brothels we were laken lo Stanley Prison and became a part of Its 2700 Inmates, all suffering from lack of food, 25 per cent with dysentcry331 per cent with bcrl-beri. There were no blankets, beds, or medicine for 2700 men, women ari(j children suffering from cold, hunger and ravaged by disease," Mr. Brown related. Children Arc Vicllms He told of the 400 children under H years of age In Stanley prison, many of whom died of malnutrition. He slated lhat when he left there a year and half ago conditions were growing worse. "The Inmates of Stanley Pris«n=n V H t 1>s „ llerae ? lmo °" arc not a bMt «" People as they S™x of , m,i" le waw j ron ' s - know Ihc people of America will ? ton f , M ! ''.»l """.S?" "« 5* w»re Ihd, liberty," h c said. seven feet with not even room for all lo He down, only two toilets o serve thc 340 Inmates, no water iupply, no medicines and for days without food." Mr. Brown slated. "Finally we were given a diet of seven ounces of rice, three fourths ounce of rotted fish or meat and >iio, and n half ounce of greens," he said. "There was plenty of food He described the barbaric torlurc InfHclcd upon the 128 survivors of thc one regiment which had fought so valiantly to save the city. "These men were tied together In groups of four with their hands tied behind their backs, tho rope.5 looped around their necks so that If any- OIIR of the four men thus tle'd, should relinquish his will and low- ijc strangled. Finally thc Jap soldiers formed a large circle with fixed bayonets, turned thc men into thc ring one at a time and slowly tor- lured them to death," Mr. Brown related. Scalds Wounded Man He told of a 19-year-old Minnesota youth, in the Canadian army. who tried lo swim to safety and was shot through Ihc neck. . . a Catholic priest, administering the last rites to this boy, asked a Jap guard for some hot water lobalhe his wounds . . . the Jap brought a large bucket of boiling water and slowly poured It over thc suffering boy nnd left him to die slowly, spending his last days screaming in agony. , Mr. Drown gave a brief description of thc rope of thc nurses In one of Hong Kong's large hospitals which followed thc bayoneting of all Its patients In which the Jap soldiers ran their bayonets through the patients and the bed, leaving them to the agonies of a slow death. He said, "The Japs are fighting to conquer the enrth. They believe they arc thc superior race and that no white man must ever look down upon one of their soldiers. One of our'gencral orders was "you Is never lo tool: down upon n Japanese Cc-dllnucd 2 over still may enforce n'boiwecii- perlods Intermission in tlie Russian war. In Ihe past, an end of Winter always has brought on Spring-fever Inactivity. In 10-12, Russia's Winter offensive closed In March, and Germany's Summer offensive: didn't start until June. Jn 1043, Russia's cold-wcnther campaign endSd In April. And. again, 11 wasn't until June tlwl Hitler began his III- nlurrcd drive at Kursk. 11 remains to be seen whether thc present shllf, from Winter to Spring, though less pronounced than usual, still will bog Ihe battle. Soviets To fie Stronger However, when Russia does launch its drive, It can put more punch slon constituted Into It, limn In the past. Two entire hazard. Tokyo Raider Held By Reds, How In England WASHINGTON, April III. (UP)Ono ot the American Tokyo rnlder.1 wlm was foi-ncd down and interned In nussla, Is now In Knglniul. There, the cnglnccr-gnuncr, Sprpt. Theodore Lubab, of Kcnoslia. WN., Is partlelpnllns In the uir win- HRiilnsl Qernmny. llow l,aban man- «Kcd lo reach England Isn't revealed. I» fuel, Lnbim'4 whcrenbouls wasn't known, until a'United Press illsimtch from Ennlanil about another airman .disclosed Unit L,nbnn now la. partlclputhiB In the European offensive as a gunner, Exac.tlj n year ngo this week, the Wur De- liiutniqnt recorded, Lnbnu ns one Of five fliers who liad been Interned In Russia. Labiin's |)intio'landed°40 miles, imrtli of Vladivostok. f Fojir : other Ameilian alnncn, including ,n niiijoi, \\cro Interned by Russia along with Uibnn, their prcu- cnt whcrciibouts arc not known. Driver At Fault In fatal Crash Supreme Court Holds Railroad Blameless In Fatal Accident LITTLE ROCK, April 10.—Failure of Sam Lloyd of Blylhevlllc, truck driver for the Frisco Transportation Co., lo pay strict alien- lion lo where lie was driving was Ihe principal anise of his Oct. .1, : I9<i, when his dcalli Iruck rnmmcrla box cnr at the Targets Include German Capital, Invasion Coast First Raid On Berlin Made,By'Allied Fliers In Almost A Month LONDON, April 18 (UP)-Allied »iui lane.5 picker] up the bottle pf Berlin today fl here they left off 27 days nno , Some 2000 American hcaw bom- lo hfliboth the Nazi cap- nnd olhcr unidentified Oernmri "I 1 " An American communi- que announcing the raid says tffe bombers were In 'vary great strength' They were escorted, It f&# "^ btr °" g f ° rCCi ° C B.,i ta -s4 i ?^r Alrfint<;n r«Id on March 24 It probably com- 1 " 1 *" 1 W " U «» PMt bombardment of March e BO riving Fortress and Lib- cmtors wore lost 'Ihe Cojst Blasted orln rald > i,A > H/\r nlBhL blow tlllrd on cologne; ™ a ' was ^'t w only American dnyllglil n , s 4iilt to- V OofUbcrators covered At tho same time, Britain took another step ,„ preparing for too Invasion The xovernment nssum- ea drastic Dower* to crack down — nrovokln/n'sffi 0 " 11 "^ ° f , iiffl^rr^^fis; -"-""ta'^ff • WUl th ° "" r rublle Warnri , I , l " lolh(il .^-Invasion- slcp rnnM t8)v0 " '" Brt lain today, A rcnoh spokesman broadc«?lln ff from London lold the nconle of nauce .hRl « ltole h BctflKoil?' B fi Cm '° St ° rC U P f O°d es and memorize their In- At the same time, (.ho British mllo rolled that America "2 n P ?iJ/l " eW , SeCret ^^P 0 " f0r In th« Invasion It was descrlh- ns n "speedy" plane fftlcd with an Incendlty-filled lank "When he nlaiw! arrives over the target I i, ^ s droc P c <l nnd the oV On, ° ,. ts mimi =diatelj. covered with Dcliilh of nnofher secret weapon ?°, Vver j, r(!vcalcd totia J r The Ad- nirally disclosed that Britain has been using torpedoes straddled by two-man crews encased In diving sails The men ride the torpedo Lloyd, driver large freight trucks, was killed about 2 . Willie on a return trip from Memphis. , His widow sought damsels through the Mississippi Circuit Court, contending the railroad wits negligent In falling to furnish a watchman or signal light at the crossing, she alleged the crossing when viewed from the rAovlng truck through the open doors of the box car, created an llluslrtn that the street was open and unobstructed and that such nn illu- an cxtraordina'.y iirmlcs, now winning a quick and cheap victory In tho Crhnea, will be available for cictton elsewhere. The Germans, on the other hand, haven't a soldier to spare. In fact, evidence Is piling up that Axis divisions are down to skeleton strength, When the Soviets rlearcd tho Cherkassy pocket last month, they said 10 divisions comprising 15,000 men had teen eliminated. Weeks later, they estimated German Sixth Army casualties at 10 divisions comprising, 50,000 men. The trial court directed a verdict for the railroad. "While the openings of the box cnr might have afforded an unobstructed view of the right hand side of thc road." thc Supreme Court ssld, "ft cannot be dented that a.s the truck approached thc crossing Its headlights, it properly adjusted and burning, would have Illuminated the whole box car. Thc deceased's own Inattention was thc proximate cause of the accident; Sank Italian Ships Back In January of 1943 these human torpedoes" stole through th c nek guarding Palermo harbor in Italy nnd «Snk an Italian cruiser and transport Details of the weapon were revealed In the award of medals to four men who participated In that attack. Switching from the past to the * ntn Ilaly ' Allied warplanes ..,...,<»..., vu*»]ji 10tii5 i/v,viv*u iiit;ji. .i , ,,..•, , , — ' German divisional strength, once I " lcrc ls " ltlc . or "° evidence lend- 15.000 men, apparently sank In a few weeks from 1500 lo 5000 men. Tlie spectre of the past now stalks beside Hitler as he back-tracks out of the Soviet Union. Napoleon's retreat from fitlssiti in 1812 was followed by the "Battle 'of the Nations" at Leipzig. Then by Waterloo. Hitler's Waterloo is coming up. New York Cotton Ing to establish negligence on thc part of the appellee." Bond Forfeitures Become Common At Little Rock - Mar. May July Oct. Dec. high low close prcl. i tilelr bonds In Little Rock courts is 1956 1938 1935 1959 ' becoming larger and larger. But open Mar. . I960 2)23 2084 2004 LITTLE ROCK, April 18. (UP) — The number of persons who forfeit open 1955 ... , 2105 2106 2085 2037 2105 " vc bondsmen usually do not have 2063 20flB 2<H4 2048 2068 . to P a 5' anything when their clients 2090 2000 1877 1978. 2003 vanlsh - ne fnct lhat boncl for - 197D 1080 1058 1959 1982 '"Itures are becoming Increasingly common was demonstrated last Tuesday when 1 10 persons forletted bonds totaling $2,500. Two alleged gamblers also for- N. 0. Cotton May July Oct. UCC. . '1983 -.' 1984 high low 1960 2124 2084 2004 close, felted S1000 bonds when they were 1940 1941 1961 scheduled lo appear In court but Olnl 11 Art *Mrti .•_..... • 2102 2061 2081 1001 2102 2064. '1983 1G04 2123 2085 2003 1080 fai'cd to do so. Their lawyer reported they were In the armed services, but no proof of tills was furnished. and arlillery have smashed sever- nl German, patrol thrusts on all Italian fronts. Across the Adriatic from Italy, the t«o Jugoslav gucrrlllti forces have begun fighting each: other again. A parllsan communique re- vcnla that Marshal Tito's guerrillas have defeated a strong force' of ? ., u , ks -^commanded by General •MlkHatlovitch in the 'mountams of Genital Serbia. The communique says Iho partisans now are engaged hi IicaVy battle-'with' Bulgarian units in Ihc'sdme area." . '.,'•'"; A "!, c j! , I ^'y- bas ed fighter planes,' in addition to attacking communications north of Rome, have crossed the Adriatic to slrafe German troop concentrations in Yugoslavia. Ust night Italy-based Brilish aircraft hit a Bulgarian railway center in direct support of the Russian campaign. New York Stocks A T &.T 157 1-2 Anici' Tobacco 60 7-8 Anaconda Copper 25 1-2 Beth Steel .,.......; 571-2 Chrysler . . — 81 1-4 Coca Cola ..........; 113 7-3 Den Electric 353-8 Gen Motors :..' 56 3-8 Montgomery. Ward .'. 43 3-4 N Y Central... n 1-2 Int Harvester .691-8 North Am Aviation ......... 8 1-4 Republic Steel 16 1-4 Radio . 8 3'-"4 Socony Vacuum .;.,...... 12 1-4 Sludebaker Jl 1-4 Standard of N J 52 r Texas Corp ' 46 Packard .' 37-8 U S Steel 50 3-1

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