The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 20, 1944 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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.. I am valuable it the War ftterffi THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NOBTTEOtAST AUKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST UtSSOOKI NEWS The Boy Scouts wilt collect | your Strop Papir Saturday, April 22nd,: >*"' VOI, XU—NO. 27 Klylhcvlllc Dully News lilyllievillc Courier niythevllle Herald Mississippi Vullcy Leader BI/YTHIiVlLLB, ARKANSAS- TJIUKSDAV, APKIlJ 20, 10-M Youth Guidance Up To Parents And Community Boys And Girls Upset By Confusion of War, Judge Kellcy Says The history of modern youth .slioiild nol lie written from the Hies of juvenile courts or the police record, Judge Camille Kelley lold Rolnrtans, Jnycccs, their wives mid members of the Senior Class of BlyUievinc High School at the Hotel Noble last night. "However, we do nol want lo steep through n 'behavior bill-; and allow thousands of children to be destroyed who could be saved by Intelligent guidance, talent expression and raniimemeiu of obedience to the code," she added. Mrs, Kelley, who has been judge of the Memphis Juvenile Court lor the past 20 yenrs, likened the wave of juvenile delinquency to nn epidemic. "Young people, like all of us arc emotionally upset by (lie urge and impact of war," ehc said. They are confused, amazed and rushed by the sudden change in the world about (hem. Judge Kelley staled that when men and women . . . mothers, fathers, teachers, preachers, real- iclc the gravity of the situation, and combat it by Intelligent educational, recreational and religion, program planning, juvenile clelin- U quency will no longer challenge the equilibrium of the world. Blames "Loose" Money She said that much of the confused behavior in the young ran be attributed to "loose" money ir the pockets; unsiipcrvlscd homes where the adults all arc working making new friends without knowing families or backgrounds, would not take anything fron young people but their mistakes,' she said. In spite of the fael that a fev misguided or defiant girls ma wander the streets, sell themselves steal the honor of family or friend ... the great army of girls 18 19 and 20. are' in' industry or uniform doing their part for-Got and country she slated. To give her listeners a better un derstanding of the helpful servic given by juvenile courts Jucig , Kelley loicl briefly, the case Martha, a dark-eyed, curly-haire attractive Inss of 14, who had bee •arrested i,n a Memphis hotel. /"Marthair; y.pu , are really' a beai ' tifuf clillct.' i C3iifi6t'""see : Jibw iy'o could get 'your own consent to ru wound like this and behave irn morally. What's wrong, child?" the. Judge said. . . "I want clothes like other girls," Martlin retorted. "Clothes ... yes clothes are wonderful and every normal little •A) girl loves them, but you have \f chosen the path that forbids your enjoying what, clothes represent, in style, color, and design. The world is based on character values, little girl, and when you lose the rcspcct'of people, they do• nol see your clothes aud you are, very soon shut out from group fellowship and talent expression. You have rich, alive hair ... is it naturally curlv?" Mrs Kelley asked. Martha began to relax; li^v fear sustained. "Yes, ma'am, it's nul- \\ral." "Your eyes are brilliant but yon look awfully mad, honey," the • Judge said. Gains New Outlook Martha could not resist smiling, ami so the stage was sel for Ivy- ing this wild girl who had chosen the dangerous road. Sign of stabilization actually be came apparent as the Judge gave the girl n new evaluation, of herself. ,|1 Mrs. Kcllcy told her, "My pred- Sf mis child, do not think for a mo ment that I would rob you of your emotions, your romance, or the privilege of living a full life. There is, however, one thing you must make up your mind about, and that Is whether you want to be just one part of man's physica indulgence and be discarded at the end of a day, or whether you want lo save your beautiful self, in spiri and body, for what you are in fad and truth ... a mother of the race; the wife aud sweetheart of some glorious man who loves you . . . loves you better than he docs life. ~y.ou want to be the center o. r that home for which our boys an fighting on many battle fronts, aiu you must not squander your emo lions in the debauch and dissipa lion of a passing moment. "Let the judge send you some where for a little while until yoi get your complete balance in mini raid heart, just as you would gi to a hospital if you were 111. Li! is a wonderful adventure, and is not fair to let you wreck your or run off the highway in the firs few miles of the journey. What d ,you think. Martha?" she queried "Oh, judge," the girl was SOD bing, "I never thought of all tha ... I never thought of anythin e you'TO said," Judge Kelley then explaiue what an education would mean I equipping her to live usefully an happily and threw her the cha ? lenge of "smiling through." The judge erplnined to her llsl tenors that, after a reasonab discipline, probation officers \fou1 develop nnd Intelligent program i study, work and- play for Marlh and that the guiding hand of th court would not be withdrawn un til her feet were on solid groun judge Kelley emphasizes- throughout her talk that it w 38 Persons Killed In Georgia Tornado Czechs Pledged Restoration Of Pre-War Status Soviets Want No Hand ' In Internal Affairs •Of Axis-Held Nation SINGLE COPIES FIVE CE^JTS general view of tornado damage in Royston, On,, where 11 were kUlwl curly Sunday morning. A toUil f 33 people were killed by the lornndo which ripped a path acixKS parts of Georgia find South Cnrohna. (NBA Tolcpliolo.) Congressmen Wont Permanent Possess/on of Leased Bases WASHINGTON, April 20 (U.P.)—Three American Congressmen who recently returned from lhe South Atlantic jclieve the United Slates ought to jjcl permanent possession of the bases leased from Britain. The three representatives, 1 Hcljcrt, Democrat of Louisiana, and Republicans Cole of New York niitl Hess of Ohio, toured naval h.ases as a House Naval Affairs subcommittee. They believe immediate Ktepn should be taken lo negotiate for permanent Utlc lo lhe bases, now under 09-year lenses to the United States obtained in the doslroycr-for- bases exchange. But in the British House of Com- nons today, Labor Leader Emmanuel Shimvcll said flatly that Britain has no intention of yielding. any part of its empire. Slilnwell ffii ic inn was speaking generally rather thaii| ^—'UUoll iy specifically replying to the Con- nr D^,-.. ,f. , grcssional subeommittec. But his I vj Ut-vJUly words made Britain's attitude clear. He said that Great Britain has no 1 Mnry's Beauty Salon at 1215 West intention of "throwing the empire Main was heavily damaged by flf'o overboard Mo satisfy a certain sec- caused by lhe explosion of an oil lion of the American press." Hits At U. S. Crilics Amid cheers in the House, Shin- ivell said:-"It does-nol.'lie in the New Coalition Government Of* Italy Is Formecl By United Press Italian I'rcmler BiKtoglto Has succeeded In forming a new coalition government with five of the six opposition pintles pnrllcipitllng. The Action Party still refuses to collaborate. But Carlo Sforan, the autl-Pasclsl former foreign minister of Italy, and n lender In the Actlou- ist faction, is serving as a minister without portfolio. So also Is Bcrna- cletto Croce, the Italian liberal.. However, the complete make-up of the new cabinet will not be announced until tomorrow, following the expected approval by King Victor Emmanuel. Badaglio announced lhe formation of the new government :atler meeting with representatives of the five collaborating parties, at Naples. Formation of it coalition government by Bnclogllo indicates lie--has succeeded in resolving sonic 6f r thc differences with two of the ilhree ._ _ .„ leftist parlies. Only ycsterelny.Hhere when the stove-exploded and quick-1 were reports that the Socialists>iuid slovc allollt g . 15 ig. A five-gallon this, rnorn- tank or .oil at- . tached to the stove became Ignited Communists .nlong with the Aotioli-,. ' . mouths of other nations 'nnd other. ly spread the 'flames throughout . peoples ''to-' -'indulge in derogatory 1 the one-room frame building, j isla, would refuse collators t ion yrtlt]'. remiirks -about our adrninlstration • Damage tot the; building, which Is 1 Badoglto; ••'.-,' ' .;>>*'.> LON130N, April 20. (Ul'l-liiissla is reported to Inu'c pledged the complete restoration and independence of Cfficliosloviiklii after the wnr. ' Brills)) sources sny Moscow Ims assured tho C*ech government In exile that Czechoslovakia will net back nil the territory it lost since Munich, mid thnt the Soviet uoveni- iiicnl will keep its hands off Cm'h Internal uttiilrs At the same lime Russia Is snlil lo have opened the wiy for Crech civil administration us soon us the first half ol Ihe country Is liberated. Agreement Stiun To Be SiKiinl The London dlploiniius sny MIL nui'cvmonl will be put down hi bind and while nnd signed wlthlu three duys. Similar agrecmenls arc nn derstood to have l)cen presented to lhe United Blnles aud nrllnlu to kcc| all the big powers Informed, imltcii lions are mounting Unit some .sec ttons of the Crecli exile govern menl will move lo Husski, pcrlinii to Kiev, wllh other minlslers re mnlnhig behind In l/mdon. One of (hose ministers, Jim Ma saryk, arrived In New York toda on his way to the IntcrnaUomil I l«ibor Organisation meeting in Philadelphia. Masavyk, loiclgn minister nnd deputy prime minister, underscored his nation's close relations wllh Moscow when he said: , "We do not want anything Russia bus, and Russia wants noUiinir we hnve. We Irusl them Implicitly because there is n bnsls for this trust." As for today's news frohi the Hus- sliiu fighting fi-cmUs: Violent Hattle Underway Soviet armies are closing relentlessly uroimd Sevastopol,. Iml the Is bitter. Front reports sny the Russians Have ripped Into the hmor defenses of Ihc city and nro fighting on the smae (frounds whore the Soviet Harrison niiidc its lust stand in 1042. Within 21 hours, Russian planes hnvc sunk 13 gaud sized ships hi Sevastopol harbor. . As the Russian forces before Sevastopol move in for close quarlc.' ' ting. Soviet troops in Ucsstirn- urc widening tliclv bridgehead on lhe-west bank of the Dnleslr. To the .north, Iho Germans have Singapore Offensive Forecast After Warships Attack Sabang; Medium Bombers Hit A) France Jut Big Planes Kept On Ground By Bad Weather Warplancs From Italy Get In Telling Blows On Bulgarian Center By Hulled Tress American medium bombers nlruck nt. the Invasion frlnyu of western ICuropo today. Uml weather nppnreiUly (uouiul- ed Allli'd hciivywelHlil wnm (Irons which rocked Nn'Al Europe during the past two days, But conditions Improved iiflci- daylight !,o that Americai medium liombera with tighter corl.s, were able- to lukc the nh They ilriick at N<v/,l targets In 'lorlliern France. c'lullcr, Irefovc TODAV'R WAR ANALYSIS Jap Fleet Has Another Worry —British Navy By JAMKS KAKS'KR United I'rctm Stuff Writer Several After nn iibsoicc of over tivo years, the wur hn.i played 11 brief return engagement nl Swnntrn, A powerful Allied RCH nnd nlr liiKk force, moving to within 700 mlliw of Slngdiiore, tins Jjoinbni'dcd the JniiniH'.so bnsc of SubiiiiK on the tip of fnbulously-rlch Sunmtrn. Thus the Allies' striking the first grcnl blow ul the western rhn of JftlMtfs emiilro, hnvc served eloquent notlec thut Jnimii now hns, not one but two fleets to contend with, nor this obviously WHS mostly a Dilllsh striking force. Thus we Imvc ii great American Niwy In tha 1'iicltle Occiin, niitl n Brltlnh force In the Indlnn Oecim, The strength of that DrUlah imv- hours tlnwii, Itiillan-bascd British .heavy nl'r7rco'7nTli"o Indian Ocean isn't bombcr.s flew through tlie over- known, publicly, of course. But east skies of eastern Eurono lo '• prlmo' Minister Churchill imi. luunincr the British Forces ! Surprise Enemy In Naval Attack Naval Gum Shaffer Airfield Facilities At Base In Sumatra LONUON, April 20 (UP) —Yeslci day's big Allied sea raid' on Sa- Uimg In Sutimtra may mean the curly slarl ot n new offensive In the direction of Singapore. With (lie approaching monsoons slowing up action In Northern Biir- mn London observers think naval forces may take over the offensive In llils area, Thc attack, which »as hurled at dmui by a powerful force of aircraft cunlers, battleships and s urr- lioi ling fleet unite, caught the Japs flat-footed. Bid ;Flrw SUrted Muni shelling tlnrted liuec (lies throughout Sabang, and reduced to the noinantnii front. submarines. And RAP Welllnislons hit' Ihvco , Japs Oulnumtetcil Nnzl-licld scniiartx on tlic west' T| ie Impllcullons of tlie Sumatra count of Italy thro^gli which Uic ittuck wo enortmms. Japan's wnr- Na/ls liiive been funnelluR sup-1 ships nheiidy lire oillmnnbcrcd piles into Italy 'from southern ''v U| « Anicrlcnit Navy.. Now they France. In Wiishliintoii, SeciTlrvry ot Wnr fSthnson .snys Germrm frotit-llne flBhlcr nlane .slrcnnlh hns dropped another 20 per cent slnci: Jununty. llowcvor, until they put' their own house in order 1 ." Shlnwoll Apparently was owned by Mrs: Vf. C. Christ ol, Jonesboro. was estimated nt around ferring to American criticism of $400 by Fire 'bhief Roy Head. The •itain's administration of India. amount of damages to the en.uip- In Washington today OWI Di- i ment of- the shop, owned by Mrs. - , . !•-. • Jeiit' ; .)nnfjjf«"a.r. . fiinks n'nd Infnnlry Sl 'jiir'''tlii EccoiKlslviittShl dny ngnlnst ctor Elmer Davis attempted to ear the Army of any intentional ppiession of news In the second se or American planes being sliot iwn by Allied giuis. Davis said that the Incident was iried in Army operational reports i regrettable detail of a large and iccessful operation" ns c Davis put At the same tiiiie Secretary of T ar Stimsou told his news con- •rencc that a dozen different reams contributed to Ihc incident, liaison says that it is Impossible give detailed reports of the cfr- imstances without blue-printing ic plan of the war for Hie benefit the enemy. Many Congressional leaders have reasons for Waltev Hensorv.VTOS not kuowji this morning.. There'was no insurance on fixtures And equipment, Mr. Henson snld. ;...... epavlmetit had s nine-months silence. Givers Casualty Totals Secretary Stimson also aimmmc- d a new over-all figure iu United itatcs Ar,ny cnsualtles. As of April , the total is 145,032. This repre- entert an increase of 10,450 over he , figure announced two weeks go. American casualties for .the ervices no«' total 18D.309. In Federal District Court today -where the nation's largest sedl- ion trial Is progressing — Judge Ed- 'ard Eicher has reversed his de- Isfon limiting the number of re- orters in the court room. Earlier today, Judge Eicher ruled hat due to the limited space and he great number of potential jur- yet to be examined he would iavc to exclude all but three or our reporters. However, that ruling brought on n series of complaints from many f the two dozen defense attorneys and Judge Etcher agreed to his earlier decision. Coal Production Hurt Also in Washington today, Coal Administrator Ickcs said that the continuing dispute over retroactive vages for soft coal miners is having a serious effect on coal production. The Office of Price Admlnlstrn- ion announced today that the rationing of typewriters, in effect •>incc December 28, 1943, will be ended on Sunday. The House Military Affairs Committee has filed a formal report listing numerous recommendations o force 4-F's Into war work or noncombat military service. They claim that there has been a con- spicious absence of cooperation on the part of the War Department to make use oC 4-F's In the war effort. Ward Stockholders Blame Management For Strike CHICAGO, April 20. (OP)— Mi- r.ority stockholders in the Montgomery Ward Company charge that the strike at Hie great mail order plant has been caused by what they call "the management's inexcusable defiance of the War Labor Board." A spokesman for the minority group, Frank McCullough. said a formal protest will be filed at a stockholders' meeting on April 28. The strike nflects 5000 workers. Thc compa'ny claims a War Labor Board order extending a union contract was lliegnt -jecause the union, it says, does not represent a majority of the employees. Luxora Resident Here Today Services Tomorrow For Charles Leigh At Concord, Ark. i,UXO!!A, Ark., April 20.—Chnrtcs I,. Leigh died at 7 o'clock this mom- ing at Walls Hospital In Blythcvnic where he was admitted almost n week ago. In 111 Health for two years, Mi: Leigh did of pneumonia. He wns 81. Born at Concord, near Lonokc, Mr. Leigh clime to Luxnra 12 years ayo, and was employed by the Uixorn Gin Company for the past nine years. His ivife died here March 14, He leaves four sons, Herscticl Leigh of Luxora, Bcnton Leigh of Lonoke. Harold Leigh of Bliicktoti, and Olio Leigh, stationed in New Guinea; one daughter, Mrs..Raymond Cecil of Luxorn; two brothers, Will Leigh nnd Ross Lelgli, Iwlh ot Slkcston. Mo., and two sisters, Mrs. Emmn Allen of Houston, Tex., mill Mrs. Ella Alcwinc of Phoenix, Ariz Funcrnl services will be held nt 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at Ihc Mississippi County's third War Methodist Church nt Concord. Bur- Russian positions cast of Slnnlsla-,- wow, on the npproaciies to Lwow. But^,so far, they've made no headway. ' ,y. Behind the lines in Moscow, tho army orBtin Red Star Ims devoted a linlfpagc to praising the Amerlcnn waj effort. It snys: •"When the final oflcnsive ngnlnst Hitler opens, tlie war production of the American people wjll tell lo tho utmost and will piny 'a gtent rale in the rout of Hitlerite Germany." CampAtKeiser Is Planned For 300 Prisoners Weather ARKANSAS: Cloudy with showers and local thunderstorms tonight and Friday and In east and south portions this afternoon; cooler this afternoon and tonight. the duty of the peoples of each community to see that their Juvenile delinquencies receive intelligent understanding and klndl; guidance toward n better wny o: life. Prison camp has been slaked out on the outskirts ol Keiser and construction of the roads are underway. Erection of the buildings, which will house 300 prisoners and CO guards, will begin soon. Thc camp, which will bring the otal number of prisoners provided " far in this county lo more .nan 1000, is located just south of Keiser. Other similar camps In this county we located nl Victoria and. Bassett. Construction of the Keiser cnmp .vas recently approved in Washing-on and money appropriated following the approval of the plan by the Eighth Service Command office in Dallas. Actual staking out of -ho camp took place Tuesday, when lumber for the construction of the buildings began being moved into lhe site, and work on the roads got underway. lal will be made at Concord Cemetery. Swift Funeral Home of Oscccla Is in charge of arrangements. Former Zebra Gridder On War Casualty List PINE BLUFT, April 20 (UP) Captain Virgil K, Mcroncy of Pino Bluff hns been officially reported missing In action. The 23-yenr-old son of Mrs. Hatlie Mcroncy of Pine niuff was the holder of tlie Dlstlngiilslied Flying Crass, four Oak Leaf Clusters ant (he Air Medal. The former high school footbul player also was the first ncc In Iho fighter group to which he was assigned. His family includes hi. wife, Louise Diickcll Meroncy—lor whom his plane, •'Sweet Louise,' wns named— nnd nn 11 months olt son Virgil jr. New York Cotton Mar. . May . July . Oct. . " Dec. . 1945 1D55 2100 2102 2057 2060 1085 1902 1054 1071 1945 2030 2053 1Q83 1964 194!) 2102 2058 1989 i960 N. 0. Cotton Mar. . 1950 May . 2120 July . 2073 Oct. Dec. 1089 1970 1958 2120 207G 1994 1976 1950 1952 2110 2118 206G 1986 1967 1952 2117 2075 2074 1989 1971 1993 1973 Livestock ST. LOUIS, April 20 (UP)—Hogs receipts ' 15,808 head, with 15,000 salable. 2,000 holdovers. Top P rlce $13.70. 200-270upouuds 13.70. 140 160 pounds 11.66-12.25; sows 12.40. Cattle: 3,600 head, with 3,000 salable. Calves 1,400 head, all sal- nble. Slaughter' steers 10.50-16.50 slaughter heifers 9.75-16.00 Mixed yearlings and heifers 14.00-15.00 stooker and feeder steers 9.75-14.00 canners nnd cutters 7.00-9,00. Cow 8.25-11.50 wnrns tlmt rlllcnl times arc-ahead, and that ic Gcrmaiss, still, have substtm- nl air reserves; to throw in \vheii icy're needed: - : .'•- Sllmsrm snys the. Ocrmiiii.s have D.SI several thousand In „„„„„„„„„„, Milinj .,sli\cts k . Jjipjary, -^nd.^ uboulyihvpe.,tli anese vere _ Jnp- wero cnunht so completely The hnvo another powerful force lo worry . iiliOiit, Since. Iho ImUl.a ot Midway, llw Japanese nnvy' hns steadily slid downhill. Its losses have been much greater thnn'ours, and their capacity to replace" them b> far less. Jnpnnese personnel ^ losses huve been particularly" heavy. About 100,000 officers nnd men are esll- malcd lo have gone down on Jnp- nucse ships, while American navnl personnel losses are 41,000. Jnpn- ncso nnvy personnel hns expanded off giinrd thai they offered almoit no icststancc; of our v,nrshlps wns hit T formidable Allied armada wni commanded by Brltlbh Admiral Sir ;Jnrhcs SoWrylllc. If tlie Allies plnn to nttnck Bur- urn by _ ten, or Sumatra or Slnga- jx>ie, the (.tioiiR rmvnl and air base adlydrmiiigncl. I America's mivnl personnel., hns And nlthoiiRh he emphasizes that grown 15 times - : Ingle engagement.* (ire nol con-|. :rhe fire power or Amerlcn's fleet, iHslvis livmcncc. Slimson \xAn\s has tripled. JM nnvy Is Die Brenlcst nt tlml during the pnsl two days, the world has ever scon; In every \mevicttiv bdinblng • .[L-rinnllom dcpartnient, we're suporior to Ja- siiffcrcd extremely light an; Ami that superiority Is reusing by leaps and bounds. Soon lhe. monsoons will drop a Jrlaln ol rain ovor land opcra- ons In Asia. Thus, rltlsh nnvnl forces baserl on Oey- on may pick up the offensive, while Arkansas Briefs RUSSEM.VII.U:, April zo (HI*}—Former 14culcnant-G6v- criinr Ilnb Rallcy say.i. ho IN "strongly cortHtderluj;" cnifirlnR Ihe race fofl govcrner this BUtn- mcr. ...'-. liailey itwdc (lie sla(*nictit fnday after n mass meettnif of Tope County residents" last nlglil inloptcd a rcsnlullon ur^- IIIK him to cnler thn race. The grotip pledged Us full suppoit If he rlccldcs lo enter. UTTIJv nOCK, April 20 (UP) —.1. I.. Kraft of Chicago, chairman of The Kraft Cheese Company's board of director*, will speak at a meeting of the Llt- flc JJock Clianiticr of Commerce (omoitow. American Prisoners Work As Coolies On Tokyo Waterfront CHUNGKING, April 20 (U.P.>— ]bow lo the many little boxes con- Jcrc's an un-lo-lhc minute story jtainlng the n.shcs of JajKincss war I,ITTI,E faOCK, April 20 (UP) —The ZOtli annual meeting of (be Arkansas Federation of Music Clubs opens In IJHIe Rock tomorrow. ' Honor £ties(s during the twn- dny meeting arc to be Mrs. Guy P. Gannett of Portland, Maine, president of Ihc National Federation nt Music Cluli.s. anil 'Mrs. Luther Rccnc ot Shrevcport, La. — president of llic Louisiana Federation. of life Inside today—how American war prisoners arc being iscd as coolies on Tokyo' water- routs. How the Japanese people themselves live in deadly lenr rf American air raids from day to day. But how they're still supremely confident of eventual Japsues victory. Tlie story comes from a young Chinese girl who spent six «-ccks In Japan. For security reasons her true Identity must be kept secret. For the same reason, how she got to Japan or how she got back <ut again, cannot be explained. But during her travels, she visited Tokyo, Kobe and Yokohama, among other places. Sailing into Kobe, the young Chinese girl says she saw American soldier-prisoners, dressed fn rags, working' as coolies, loading coal steamers. She was told that captured Americans are used tot similar work In practically evwy port of Japan. Everywhere in Japan says thl£ young Chinese girl, the visitor Is conscious of the great iiumbe-r al wounded. People on the street bow to them ' nnd show their respect. They also lead. On the slrcels, the only men lo be seen arc the very young, wioer 7. and the very old. Except, ol 'ourse, for lhe disabled veterans, Thc Japanese people as a whole, «he says, are convinced that their loinc Islands are In for heavy jomblng this year. Every few yards along all the streets, holes have been dug in lhe pavement about live feet square and five feet dc;i>. They have no covers. And they're marked "Air raid shelter—four pci:;o:v;" A Japanese girl told the young Chinese girl that shi expects Tokyo lo be bombed the same way Berlin has been bombed. But the Japanese propaganda machine has been working well on Ihe home folks. They s'.lll ihlnk their armies arc victorious everywhere. And are supremely confident of final victory. Thc-young Chinese girl says *he saw nothing In Japan :o Si-ppo? any theory that Japan nm/ collapse Internally at an -»r!y dale Thc people are reasonably wel fed. And, she ndcts, It's l«r impression that the Japanese wii mrike n long, hard fight. LITTLE ROCK, ApiSl 20 (UP) —James G. ration of Denver, president of The Farmers Union, is In Little Rock today conferring \vilfi Arkansas officials of the union. Pa (ton came, to Arkansas to dfscuss 1941 organization work, itc was accomnanted by Aubrey Williams, national director of the union, and O. E. fluff of Denver, leader of the Farmers Union t.tfe Insurance Company. The party will leave tonight for Denver. it Snbi\ng ed out 'first.' hnvc to be knock' , Snbang h locn'ted on n tiny h- taml Up of, 3\iinnlra nnd lies 100 miles not (Invest of Slngnpoic MounlbatUn Moves Plcnllicanlly enough, lhe* attack on Snbanij comes vciy quicklv on ' Iho New , removal' ot Lord. ekd, ttw tejiv-i f, MA 'to Kanriy in Cevlon Cey- rouml troops In Burma hole up to „„ cull out the t)nd weather. A long '.Rl-nf huporlnnt targets avinits Uio ttcnlhm of Unit nnvnl force. Tnr- els such as the Andaman nnd Nlc- tinr Islands In the Indian Ocean. 3uch as Rangoon at the tip of the Jijrnm pntihandlc. Such as Slnga- )orc. iem For Enemy I Such a naval campaign would! )lncc Japan In n (iiianclry. If tt hunted its nnvy lo lhe Indian Ocean to combat the British, It Mould leave Hie road clear for American warships lo move against the Philippines. If It failed to put ip a fight against the British, they would be free to continue their job of wrecking c'lemy buses in thnt very important theater of onera- lons By striking atSabnng, the British nit Jnpan In a vital spot. The base Mantis girard over the Strait of Malacca, the bottleneck between - lon la the natural springboard tor , nnvnl ynrfnre ngalnst the Japs In • Ihc Indian Ocean As far back ai lost December. S,\ censors In the ' Srmlhenst Mia coinmaiid pcrmltlcrt the United Press to file dispatches from Now Delhi about nn Allied' plan to build n ladder 6f ports fill the Malay ncnhiTnta .and China ronsl until tile Allies shall get In v bombing range of the Japanese , °"!" a '? rE " sTCrn [lomeland, "'' niicsc columns converged on Clieng- cbow, ail Important Chinese rail center. A Chungking communique sajs 13 miles cast and seven miles northwest of Chengchow Earlier, Chinese forces countcr- allacked nt OhungmoW, east o! the threatened railroad Junction The Olilntsc also intercepted Jap forces southeast of Chengchow.- As for the,India-Burma fron 1 ^— Secretary of War atimson s'aj? Jtvnancse operations against Iinphal are nol now serious He jwlnled oub that British-Indian forces are now going on tlie offensive, and that they have superiority in men arid air power. He rtddcd that the hard pressed town of Kohlma, 60 miles north of Imphal. Is getting British reinforcements Ironi the west Sumatra and Malaya through I" which Japan plpc.s supplies to its' Burma garrison. Some experts believe the Allies eventually will strike at Singapore or Malnyn lo • i/«f f *» ... -.-'.-:• , scnl oil this supply route nnd brlngl \n/ ill \nAf1COf tlielr/ilr power within striking dis-| "" '" */H/Vf lav/I' lance of Japanese buses in the East' ' ' ""~ ' Indies. Others believe the Allies eventually will mount nn amphibious attack across the Bay of Bengal nl Rangoon. The neutrallv — \Kiwqriis Club Will Sponsor Playgrounds Ing of Japanese sea and air power nt Stvbang would be an Important preliminary to either step. But the return ot the .. .. Klwanis'Y Club members voted to ' promote J playgrounds for Blytho- vllle children, at the luncheon meet- In China, gasoline cost $8 a gal- on In gold. New York Stocks A T fi T 158 Amcr Tobacco GI Anaconda Copper 255-8 Belli Sleel 57 7-8 Chrysler 82 Coca Cola 113 1-2 Gen Electric 35 1-! Gen Motors 5$ 3-4 Montgomery Wnrd 43 1-8 N Y Central 17 3-4 Int Harvester 68 7-8 North Am Aviation —— 83-8 Republic Steel ffi 1-: Radio 9 Socony Vacuum 12 1-4 Studebaker : 14 1-8 Standard of N J 52 7-8 Tcxns Corp 461-2 Packard . .'....> 3 7-8 U S Sled SI Sumatra, which tell to the. Japs 7D4 days ago. emplinsi7.cs the glgan- Ic task that will face Allied land irratos when they begin to clear he enemy .from the Dutch East Indies. Those islands, - knobbed by mountains and overlaid with jun- ;lcs, cover an area greater than France. England. Austria, Germany and Czechoslovakia combined. Sumatra llself Is enormous, roughly 1000 miles long and 250 miles across. And Japan would put up a terrific fight for those former Dulch po.«ess!ons. Before the war they pumped 60 million annual barrels of oil, produced vast tpiantltles of rubber and tin and 95 per cent of the world's quinine. The Allies have paid a brief visit to Sumatra, but it will be a long time before they are there to slay. ing held yesterday at Hotel -Noble. wjvr to Rosco Cralton was named chair- Chicago Wheat May July open high low close 173-H 173-S I73« 173-S I73S 168% 169V1 163H 168% Chicago Rye 'open high low close pr.cV nnn of ri. committee to contact other civic clubs of thp city to get their reaction ,to the proposal. •• ; Brief talks were given by Pvt. Marshal Blacknrd and Lieut. Dick White, both of whom are home.on leave from Ihetr duties with the armed forces.- Only guest in addition to Private Btacknrd and Lieutenant Whitft was Ashley draig of Little Rock. ', • May . 128!S 128S 127H 12815 J27& and Louse,] July . 120S m 120 126U WOW Witt's Itoer. Owners Of Restaurants Must Meet Requirements The owners of six Blythevillo restaurants entered pleas of guilty In Municipal Court Tuesday..., to charges of violating rules and regulations pertaining to food han- dling'' eslablishments. They were fined $23 each,,Payment of .the fines wa 5 -suspended pending the correction of the' conditions ; :for which they were charged. Those fined were Mrs R L. Stiles,' owner of the Pal&ce Cafe, Dick Roberts of Dick's Cafe, Oscar Ingram of Oscar's Cafe, N. S Rossi of the Broadway Cafe, Thomas zenos, One Minute Cafe, and Louise/Hlckman, Negro, De-

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