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SAVE ME! I am valuable to the War VOL. XLI—NO. 2D BEKMiVILLE : COURIE»«WS THE DOMINAN'r NEWSl'Al'Kll OP KOHTHEAST ARKANBAft ANM Hnn,.,^,^, ^ ^ .«ij f' f fc_/ Jllytlicvill6 Dally News Hlytiievillo Courier HlyUicvillc Herald Mississippi Vulley MEWSl'ATOt OP NOHTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI The Boy Scout* will collect l your Scrap Paper i«ry Saturday. , - - ' .,V. * BAAF Trainees Are Hurt When Trains Collide Fireman Is Killed In Memphis Accident Yesterday Afternoon Four aviation trainees from the Blylhcville Army Air Field were injured wlrcti a Frisco special train from Blythcvillc crushed Into n moving freight train at the Wcl- ingloii overpass near Memphis about 5:60 o'clock yesterday afternoon, 5:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The Airman of the 'special (rain was killed and two oilier railroad employees injured in Hie collision. The aviation trainees injured were Leroy Turner of Danfoilii, Maine, fractured left hip; John C. Haralson of Waco, Tex., bruised right wrist; Anthony J. Taddeo of Or- iinijc, N. J., slight, bruises mid n lac- crated hand. and James D. Hintenach of liattlmore, bruised hack, The soldiers were enroulc to Maxwell Field, Ala., for prcfllsjht training after Mug stationed at Ulyllic- vllle 01} general duty for the past innntli K'lille they awaited assign- nient. They were taken to Memphis hospitals where their conditions were reported as good this morning. The fireman who lost his life was N. O. Niswongcr of Memphis, who died at St. Joseph's Hospital at 0 o'clock last night, of burns and luc- cratlons. Rescuers worked more than half mi bom- to pulj him from the 1 Wreckage. Railroad employees suffering from injuries were Cullie Foster of Memphis, who received a fractured hip, and Albert Yarbrough, also of Memphis, burned face, arms, baclt, nnd legs. Passengers reported that the en- Kine pulling the special train hacked into the moving freight. Railroad workers attributed the crash to a "cocked' switch. Three cars of the freight train were derailed, bill none of Die passenger ears were damaged, It was reported. Nazis Find Uncle Sam a Kindly Jailer «- \, —'« «M« g'uftglxATa***'-..-. ,.v,. T ,,^...,,..__ .,,_ • HM'THKVJl.LB, AHKANSAS, SATURDAY, AI'Kll, 22, 1944 Nine Members Of Blimp Crew Killed In Gulf NEW ORLEANS, April 22. (UP)'A Navy Wimp from the Hoiima, La;, Lighter-Than-Air liasc has crashed into the Gulf of-jfcxico and killed nine members .of 1 ifs 10-man crew. day about 25 miles smith" of the mouth of the Mississippi river. The only survivor was Ensign William Thewes of Lakewood, Ohio. Tlie Navy also revealed that two other blimps were destroyed and a fourth badly damaged Friday morning at the llouma base when they . . were lorn loose from their moorings \> Inside the hangars by a freak tonia- ' die storm. The survivor of the blimp that crashed into . the Gulf, Ensign Tliewes, reported his cralt was on routine patrol with everything functioning all right when It entered the thunderstorm. Alter fighting the storm for more than 40 minutes the ship went out of control and crashed Into-the Guir. Saitl Themes: "I and my fellow crew members »'lio were able to extricate ourselves from the con trol gondola, remained as close 'M gelhcr as possible, but the rough seas and a heavy rain soon pared us." . . captured Germans lodged at Fort Dix, N. J, ~^^^^^^^^ : '•J-roh und Heiter," rece.itly put on by prisoners. Freely translated, title means "Happy n , d Gay "'' At left, below, a pair of PWs relax m the well-slocked library and at Hf-ln aiiotbei coup e Icol for personal mail amonf the pile of gift-packages received from Germany. Thcso arc T'-^e scenes. Prisoners do daily work stint, i Plan To Simplify Income Tax Approved By House Committee .: WASHINGTON,; Apri) 22 '(If^Y— The Jiotise Ways' and Means Committee-has'approved a plan for simplifying fchovincome, U^r-.y*/, ,-;.„, •. ' ;-- r , ,,..., ..,,,,, The proposal'would sjiare 'sonic ' 30 '"rniliipii laxpnvcvs earning up to §5000 a year the .iob-or.filiiig.,,' return .Tlie new plan provides a new schedule of 'withholding taxes slightly higher than those now being deducted from your paycheck-and.the new levies would cover the full tax liability for those raillon taxpayers. -•-• . iiere are a few examples of how *—^—' it would work. A single person earning $30 a week would have $110 deducted from his pay weekly as the tax withheld. A married man with one child earning $30 a week would miss only 50 cents from his paycheck. A single person earning $50 a week would have 58.20 deducted, while a married mnii with one child earning tlie same salary would have $1*10 deducted. Oilier proposed deductions would vary in proportion. Arkansas Alumni To Give $2,500. For Chapel Fund LITTLE ROCK, 'April 22 (UP) — Two Ihousand five hundred dollars k j h,ivc been pledged to the Univcr- • sitv of Arkansas Ctiapel postwar plans. The money was pledged at the closing meeting of (lie greater Little Rock Alumni Association of the university last night. Tile proposed chapel, which is to be built on the campus of the university at Fayettcvllle, is to be in honor of casualties of this and previous wars, and all former students who have served in the armed forces. The number of university slu- dcnls reported killed or missing in action by April 1 was approximately 50. But the list is steadily growing- , New York Stocks AT&T 158 Amcr Tobacco .'. 61 Anaconda Copper 25 Beth Steel 58 Chrysler 81 Coca Cola 112 Gen Electric 35 Gen Motors 55 Montgomery Ward 42 N Y Central 17 Int Harvester 68 North Am Aviation : S Republic Steel 1G Radio 8 Socony Vacuum £j5ludcbakcr . .. Standard of N J 1-4 7-8 3-4 1-2 1-4 V-8 1-2 7-8 1-2 ?-S 1-4 I 7-8 ! 3-8 1-4 1 3-8 Texas Corp 461-4 I 7-8 1-8 Packard U S Steel 3 ' 51 N. 0. Cotton open high low close pr.cl. Mar.,.. 1956 193S 1946 1949 1955 May . 212S 2135 2118 2118 2122 July . 2081 2081 2073 2074 2078 Oct. , 1996 1D9B 1080 1989 1993 Dec. , 1976 1977 1087 1871 1974 . Chairman Doiighlon of the Ways and Means committee says a formal report oil tlie plan would Ire made to the House on Monday, lie indicates that House action on the bill will bo sought tlie week after next. • • - - The KfTective .Ian. 1 tax Schedule, If 'adopted, would s;o into 'effect next January 1 and apply to salaries received in 1045. The withholding taxes now in force would remain elfcctive throughout the rest of 1944. The only major change the committee made in the tax simplification plan tentatively Jidoptet! la,sl March 17 is one which determines who may be. classed as a farmer for lax purpose. 1 ;. The change provides that to.he considered a former, a taxpayer must derive OG 2-3 |wr cent of his tqtr.I income from farming rather than the present 80 pur cent. Elsewhere in the nation, the United States Couii of Appeals refused to stop (he big wartime sedition trial in Washington. Tiie court has turned down a request that Ihe trial be halted unlil (lie legality of the proceedings is Investigated,' Charges Judge Incompetent The inquiry had been asked by Atty. James J. UuiKhlin, representing one of the 30 persons charged with conspiring with the Nazis lo undermine morale of the armed forces. Lauglilin charged that 'Iiuige Edivnrd G. Etcher, who "is presiding at the trial, is incompetent and biased and that some of the court procedures ate of questionable legality. Judge Eiclicr will remove^one of Laughlin's objections when Iho tria! resumes Monday. For the judge- says he'll dismiss the entire present, panel of prospective jurors rind call a new panel. Defense lawyers bad contended thai some remarks by government prosecutor might have prejudiced the prospective jurors. On the labor front, Latin American delegates have won their first Mg victory Inutile campaign to ban 'he Argentine representative from :he International Labor Conference in Philadelphia. • Delegate Ousted The Argentine delegate', Luis Gl- •ola, has been removed from the tnnortant Workers Committee of be International Labor Organlza- :lon by a vote of H lo 3. The vote represents a big gain by the fiery Mexican labor leader, Vicente Loin- County Farmers Urged To Enroll Competitors To Sock ^ Awards In Annuql'' MidSouth Contests Designed lo idd lh c Southern fanner in l,ls stru[;(jle (o Improv his economic condition by encouraging the production of -food and feed for Hie family and livestock, foil conservation, crop diversification and better farm and home management, registration In 1 the lull annual Plant To Prosper nnd - now Is bardo Tolcdano, in bis right to exclude the entire Argentine delegation which he charges "represents a Fascist nation." The vote also confirms that the entire Lalin American bloc is solidly behind the Mexican move on so-called "political" grounds and not merely on the technical issue that the Argentine representatives do nol represent a free trade union. Elsewhere on the labor front, an 'unauthorized strike by 2800 em- ployes • has caused a shutdown at the ordnance plant oi the Pullman- „ , Standard Car Manufacturing Com- l' a >'«cipntcs' In the Food For Frce- pany at Hammond, Ind. The work- "°"\, I>i'n«mni this year will also ers struck nfler the nun refused to sign n new contract with tlie C. I. O. Unilcd Sleclwprkei-s guaranteeing employees .whatever scales the War uvc-Al-Home competition m progress In Mississippi county Farmers of Mississippi County who have nol already enrolled in MIC program, sponsored hy Courier News and The Commercial Appeal. «cr c urged lo do so at once by Waller Durham, contest director. "We hope every farmer in ttie MidSontli, large nnd small, who . Labor Board approved. lu Washington, James B. Carey, secretary-treasurer of the C. 'I. O., charges that Montgomery Ward and Company has gone on strike, not as Carey puts it, "its employes who are still engaged in a walkout in Chicago." Carey calls the company's relusal to obey a War ijibor Board directive which the firm has appealed to the courts as "striking against the government." Nazi Assaults Seek To Stop Red Offensive MOSCOW, April 22 (U.P.)—'Hie Germans arc throwing still more tnnks and nic'h into tlie furious battle lo smash Russian preparations for a drive into Czechoslovakia and central Poland. So far. a deep mesh of Red Army defenses has absorbed the full force o( the German attacks, and Inflicted great losses on the enemy. Yesterday alone, the Germans lost 1600 trpops and 68 tanks in futile efforts- to advance, some 70 miles below Lwow. Tlie battle appears to be taking on some aspects of the struggle In the Kieve salient last fall. At that time, the Germans threw powerful armored forces against the Russians to force the Red Army lo withdraw across the Dnestr. After repulsing the early attacks, tbe Soviets tlid pull back, but only to draw the Nazis in front of well- prepared. Russian defenses which broke the back of the German assault. To the north, on the Estonian front, Russian warplanes again liflve bombed two German-operated oil shale factories west and southwest of Narva. Fires were started at both targets. enroll In the Plant To Prosper Conlest. and the Uve-At-Ifomc com- iwtllion for NCKI-O farmers, "Mr. Durham said. "An Imposing list of prizes totaling $3850, has ueen ar- raiiKcd. and every farmer participating in (he contest lias an enuai chance to win some of the prize money. "Every farmer should remember that lo win a casli prize lie docs not have- to be a master tanner" Mr. Durham continued. "All that Is necessary to win is that a fnr- mer do the very best lie can with what ho has lo do with. A poor farmer on a poor farm lias just as Boot! n chance as n prosperous farmer on rich land. It Is the progress n farm family makes during the year that counts with the Judging Committee." Enrollment blanks and record hooks for each contest may he obtained from (he county extension agents or Farm Security Administration supervisors by writing direct to The Commercial Appeal. There is no cast, whatever attached to entering the contest. Panama hats, originated In Eciia- •tor, but g 0 t tn e j- r namc f rom t, c [ nE distributed through Panama, Will Examine Applicants For Dell Postmastership To (ill tlie existing vacancy In the position of postmaster at Oeit States Civil Service has announced that the United Commission •an open competitive examination will be given for this office, recently advanced to third class. which pays an annual basic salary of SI 300, plus B temporary in- crea.se of $300. All applications must be sent to the Dell post office by May 12, Mrs. Lennlc L. Porter, "acting postmaster, announced today. In order lo he eligible 'for this examination, an applicant must be sv citizen of the United States, must have actually resided wllhln tlie delivery of the post office for which the examination is held, or within the city or town where the office Is located, for at least one year preceding the dale fixed for the close of receipt of application. Tlie competition is open !o both men and women. Fill) Information and application forms may be obtained at the Dell post office. And U.S. Ships On Sebang Raid But British Navy Had Big Share In Attack Upon Sumatran Base Hy (lulled Press American, i-'rcnch nnd Dutch warships were among (ho M vessels Unit, a.tlai'ked Ihe Kumatran base of Su- bang In Wcdiie.sduy's historic raid. .United Press War Correspondent llm-old Guard makes Hits revela- Uon in n detailed eyewitness no fount of llic- Brent imvu|-b:i«cd air lissKull. Guard was iilMnml onu nf the attacking warships. He says most of UK- iiitacklni; ships were Urlllsh ov Anicrlenn. The mid furnished Ihe llrsi, omisloii In the •Puclitc war In which Ihe naval aircraft of lx>lh nations formed it single offensive loiw. l.ilu' SirallliiK ,MiiM|mlo Oiiurd compares ltu> a.swuit! lo tjif swatting of a mosquito wllh a baseball bat, One [impose of the smashing Wow may have been to entice nil enemy licet into ram bit I —but II so, Hint objective failed of accomplishment. :. The Japanese on the liny Island were caught Hat fooled. Tlu.>y opened up llidr antl-alrcriift •bnrrnee late, nnd llicre iviis 11 IOIIK delay bcfuru they ventured lo .send up 1 thren In- lerccptltii; toriicdo planes -.ignlnst the raiders. All three were fhot down before (licy could do diunauu. any Meanwhile, hordes of Allied bombers were swannlti(; hi lo knock out the Sabang radar Million, smash ,il p'nwci- station, foaling wliarf, bnr- ii'iveks, mid radio stulion. IJombcd Jap' fuel tanks cititglit flro nnd smoke rose 1000 feel, '.'•• ; Dutch lliiriien Kaltlnl |'.- Radio Tokyo reports Hint several •Allied planes raided Taraknn off the :cfl[isl of Dutch Borneo on Thursday. . The iillack Is (he nrst reported blow of the war at this Dutch Kast Indies target. The enemy broadcast Identified the planes as Coronndos ~a sea goliit; version of tlie Liberator lx)inl»'r, Tnrakan, an Island lying deep Inside Jap-held territory about COO miles southwest nf tiic Phlllp|)lne Island of Mindanao, is a big oil producing center. • Radio Tokyo also broadcast i< report 'on tlie land flghtinc In India. ri, claims Jap troops drlvlnsj tuwurd Impiial from the south have cap- tiired the Indian town or Molrany. 'i'lils-base Is 30 miles southwest ofi the Mnnlptir state capital.. The enemy station alsp boasted that Jap- niiiso forces la. tl:s- «oiitlii-i»ia-Cfii"^- tured nn, Indian, village In.tlio Kal- atliin valley. It called tile villiigc due ot the most Important Allied bases In the valley, and said Allied remnants are Ilcclng In disorder. Arkansas .Briefs •MTTIJ'. UOCK, Ainill 22 (Ut 1 )—- llcvcnuc Commissioner Murray Mrl.cud says Hint sn far ;»s .stale cufnn.'emenl of liquor laws Is concerned, counties viliicli arc dry arc a form of ''No Man's I,and." rtfcl.coil says (hut (here has linen no investigation of re- purled licenses. Hut he says nnc will tie conducted. Ills statement was made in comment on a rcpni( by lhc ArkiuiMis Antl-Saloflii League lliat sfimc llfjuor house,* arc openillnK uitliout licenses. HI. DOKADtt. April ZZ (HI') — I-'ollr selective service violators frnm lhc C'onsctcnllous Olijcclnrs Camp n( iMilgnnlia have been sentenced lo five years i Imprisonment each for lichiR atiscul without Ic.ivc. Tlicy arc Kayniond Tulms of Ilainilloii, Texas, l«-o brothers — .lamrs and Luther Mellon, and Tonsil Strickland. BATESVILLK. April 22 (UI'> — Hixlccn-ycar-old Halo Hucy, n slmlcnl n.t (lie linlcsvllte HlRh School, died en roule lo a Ml- llc Kock hospUal. Idiey was ficing Ukcii to (,il- (ie Kock Hospital af(cr he con- Iraclcd siilnal mcningilis Wcd- nrsday. Pbysicbns say lliat thn type of niddnfilis whldi adarkcd Hucy is not believed lo lie con- IIF.LKXA, April 2Z HII 1 )— A cli.irRc of Invnlurilary man- Maiiflilcr has been clrnnpcil and , K. L. Tatlcy of Norlh irclcnii. lias hccu clrarrd of blfimr. ill (he (ImwuinK of 14-year-ohl A. •I. C'allicy. Tallcy bad been chargfrt with rcsponslliillty in the ilrowiilng of Calbcy who was tliron-n from a raulc lie was riding across a drainage canal. Says Arkansas Needs Dairy-Minded Farmers LITTLE HOCK, April 22 (UP) —Arkansas can have all the cheese factories It wants If it will only become dairy-minded. So says chairman J. L. Kraft, of the board of Kraft Cheese Company In Chicago. Kraft lold member.? of the greater Little Rock chamber of Commerce that "farmcr.sof Arkansas must learn to be consistently dairy-minded. He says there are hundreds of new products that will be made from milk after the close of the war. For instance, he gave' penicillin, the new magic drug which is made from crude milk sugar as an ex- arnDle. Two more examples are the making of wool-like fabric from casein and the conversion of liquid milk Into a powdered product. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CE^TS Of Europe Swarming With Allied Planes As Pre-lnvasion Air Offensive Reaches 6lh Day Stuttgart Radio Suddenly Silent/ Indicating Raid TODAY'S WAR AHALYSIS- Jops Muster 7 Divisions For China Offensive By JAnlKS IMtU'KIl United 1'rcs-i Stuff Wrllcr '"em> (IgWing \m broken out in Chiiut, brilliance of ^-yom'-old World'Wur Two. . Since Jiipiuu'cu forces opened » liii'Ko-.senlc invasion of Uiinn on Seplcmljer 18, ifl'il, (he wur |,,, s I lie , mid Hiihsulctl ,111 Uml.limillMM Hlrife-riiWoii Iniul Jnpsiii lias occupied ninny of Hie cities mid moid of IV Dorl.s. Hut it him niiulu little hwulwiiy in llm vnal counli-v- H J nesc poptiliilloii Iti the areas. Now (lie .laps hiivo miislered sev- i cu crack divisions for n powerful I new North chliuV offciislvc In Ho- I nun province. Japan probably • has two reasons for the drive, first, of all, this may bo another of those combination Japanese loollnn- tralnliiB-and-pimltlvo'raids . For years, the Japs have carried nut such forays ovcry row mouths. Usually, ihcy have Ihrce purposes. First, to seine or destroy rice crops. Second, lo disperse or Imp Chinese forces. And third lo hmden now soldiers brought over from Japan or recruited from amotiR the Clil- occttplcd Tlic Ill-equipped Chinese Army larely tries Id hold stable positions In the face of any such Japanese advance.. Its technique Is simply In retire Inlo the hills mid harass the- Japanese by night, cutUm? llielr supply lines and destroying their supply dumps. Foj- 11 while, the Japt chat'iio lo'aml tro lu an empty countryside Uicn "retire Into one of Iheli 1 ' fortress cities. Two Sided "Vlntnrteti" After It's all iwcr, both sides claim n victory. The 'Japs sny the Chinese' ran away Irbm them, The Chinese claim the Japs didn't have enough men to hold 'the 'positions they lcmporai-|ly-solztd.. >.-r'.', i : v.. '.'.' This new' enenVy 'aLlack 'In Jio- nau province may be another : «uch' -Xl'O..,, J^t-llic-Jiip.v.nrpbiibly .havo anolhor andbIfjirer*'Mc(i';iii 'nilnd.' That- Idea, to clear'llto''Ohltic.ii! from-one of the-imllon's. most .- cbtlnn'iiiilcAtiar'uf networks. The Japanese arc driving along railroad which stretches, -east- and-wesl. from Slicnsl province, deep In abina, to the scd.Tlie Chinese long have controlled stretches of this HUD, which the Japs covet as a supply rnulc for -their' Interior garrisons In China. Hl-sectlng this roule nl Olleiif!- cbow, now under attack, Is an oven more lni|xiriniit norlli-and-smilli line. Tills rallrond extends from Mnucliurln, where Jaimn Ims pooled many of Its troops and war Industries, straight south through llio heart, of China to Ihe poTts Canton and Hong Kong. of If the Japs controlled nil Ihls line. Ihcy might easily move forces from llielr reservoir In Manchuria south of Canton, and llience by sea IhroiiBh the Strait of Malacca to Ilnrma. Or from Canton southward to thn NcltJiwIaiuls Indies nnd llielr bolciiKucrcd bases in Lhc •Southwest Pacific, Japs Need "Sate" Ttouln . As it Is, they must shuttle troops along llm china coast, which is under attack by bolh American submarines and bombers. For months, Tokyo newspapers have emphasized lh c need for a "safe" Inland route over which Jap forces might move from Manchuria southward without attack. fear of Allied This need Is further emphasized by recent war development,*:. Allied forces under Lieutenant General Joseph Slllwell arc pushing through Northern Burma toward China. The Untied states Navy under Admiral Nlmltz Is moving across the Pacific toward Hong Kotig. And British Imperials under Admiral Lord Ixinls Moiintbatlcn arc mounllng a menace to Singapore. To meet these threats, the Japs need ii quick' route over which they might shuttle troops south from Manchuria. I3nl for years, the Chinese havo conlrollcd vital portions of lhc railroad from Manchuria to Caiilon. Laic last summer, the Japs vainly tried lo clear the southern end cif tlits lino 'with an offensive at Chcngtch. NOw they're out to seize the northern stretch. And as always in the war against China they're running Into trouble. Negroes Plan To Vote In Arkansas Primaries irrriE HOCK, April 22 (up>— Arkansas Negroes arc making plans lo vote In the Democratic primaries next summer. Dr. j. M. Robinson of Little ^..», president of the executive committee of the Arkansas Negro Democratic Association lias set May 15 as (he date for a slate-wide nicct- IIIR of the association. Negroes from every city, town, township and ward In the slate have been Invited to send at least one delegate to tbe session which Is lo take place In Little Rock. Under discussion will be voting procedure as governed by a recent United Btntcs Supreme Court decision, - , ' ' •" L •."•' '.- Jap Warplanes Try For Kayo AtChenghsien OIIUNCIKING, April 22 (U.P,)- Jaimn has thrown n ijrciil nlr armada Inlo the bailie lor Iho Chinese rail Junction' of Chcni;hslou. Front rc|)Drl.<! irai:bli>i; ciiuitR- kliiij say enemy lighters and bombers, imrbiilleiiKcd over llio battle lines, arc dying diiwn-lo-du.sk cover for (10,000 Jap troops poimd- 1 IK nl llm city. Not a Allied • plane Is available lo combat powerful Jap nil- army "1'lmd In what the Chine niiw.Hpiipcr c'nlls clilnn's Ijoforo the col- lapse'of Jiipiin. A strong ui'llllcry duel has broken (ml on tlui rim of Ohcinj.slon It- solf.-. And -Japanese Infantrymen, f.icsh from training in Manchuria, are mounting a powerful assault. A-Chungking newspaper, spueu- lalliiK on the reason for- the drive lias this to say; ". • - ; : ... . ; . ..'I'Jnpaii ' liiis • found Its enemies closing In, from [ill-.dhcclloiis . It, Is inl-toiniHJiiK-'jQ'break:,.through the Petplifrj:[o-Haiil(bw railway' (6 add one more lahd'roule 'for mov-. Ing troops' nnd resources,"; . Reds May Time Offensive Yfith Invasion From West Hy l 1'ress Moscow anil Berlin bolh are lilnL- iff broadly that the Russians will alhrt a full scale offensive simultaneously with the Anglo-American Invasion or Western Europe. ' 'milled Press Correspondent Harrison Salisbury reports a feeling of anticipation of great event,') lu Moscow. Meanwhile Hid Nazi radio has warned Its people llml should an Invasion of Western Europe be at- lemplcrl Ihls spring, and the Russians start n big olfenslvc at the smite lime, battles will rafrc with a fury never before known In history. 'Aliolhcr sign llml Ihe Nazis ex- pect'a concerted drive as promised at (lie Teheran conference Is the report, Una cicrinan Admiral bne- nlU has Insnccted Ills Black Sea naval facilities. A further example oi n Gcrmai. Invasion Jltlcr.i is the way German commanders am pouring men and machines into (be battle of Poland. Convoy Kcmiion KINGSTON, Mass. (UP)—A few minutes after Ll. Robert S. Bailey of, Kingston boarded the ship which was to convoy him lo England, he discovered Hint his father, Lt. Comdr. r. .J. liallcy, was the captain. 15,000 Planes Have Pounded Continent In Week Of Terror I,ONUON, Apill 22 (UP) — The ab over Axis Euiopc today has been climncd by almost endless pioces-- s!on<j of Allied MiupUnes Big four-cnglncd hombers. Mc- dlnm lipmbcrs, Uglil boinbeis nnd flRlilcrs. , , 'ilio Hhole gnmut of Allied Air strength K taking part In this, the* sxllt day of tlio gicntcst pic-lnvn- slou assault ever made. Already, some 15,000 planes have gone out In six days, hammering targcl-s all over lljo. Invasion coastline and well- Into Oermuny There arena reports yc t on the ocntlon of any o[ the taigcls for loilay. But, the Stuttgart radio 111 Southwestern Germany went off the air Just before noon, New York lime, nftpi icportlns Allied plunes > •• Vnnks I.ead OH .The Initial laldi today were made »y fom big v,avc.s of American heavy, medium and light bombers Iho big huiivyv,clghls streamed I uoiigh the sky at Mich a high altitude thai they couldn't be seen from Hit! B round. Vet, so many oilier planes were Inking part. In Iho'pre-lrivn.slon assault tllat cbaatnl,obseiver6 In Eng- uiml report, that pvcrywheio one looked Into the sky. theie, v,eic planes, more planes mid still morn' planes. . • I'otVQiful foiiiiallflii'; of fighters rode herd un the bmnbcis, Hying iitaie (hem, bilow them, out In front, am) bringing up the rear. Filers In I(aly Busy . 1 .However,.all'this stupendous alf might ovof Western Europe, lun "" i 1 not si\iipcd,'lhe strength of the Al-' *S lyUJSfcili'P^s^aRairtst Southern,? J ErtroirorBHtish-Wailnglons, ba.scd ! Chicago Rye open high low close pr.cl. Nfay . I28',(i I28'.i I27:i 128K 128 July 120% Navy Press Chief "*.-' (iVatij) pholo from NBA) Hear Admiral Aaron S. ("Tip") Merrill, above, recently returned Jo Washington from combat duty m the Pacific, has been appointed chief ot Ihe Navy Bureau of Public Relations, succeeding Capt. LeJand P. Lovetle, who assurnes .command o£. a warship. , ., In Italy, %ero ou^ before dawn again Vhls morning. And 'they 'extended their raiding operations all the way to Oeup4 Northern Italy's laiscsi port, In'liic offensive against Nazi shipping 1 .fncllillc.s Lhorno' and San Stefano also were bpfnlied again and big flics were 'AftrtrO'However the results nt Genoa,'could not, be observed ' On Iho political front In Italy, ll's muterctoq'd that the 'fhst meeting of Piemlcr Hada e llo' s new -coali- llon cablhcl probably will be held ue\l Thllrsday 'ilici'll probably appear before King Vlctoi Kminim- iicl on Monday to swear allegiance -despite the fact thai most of Ibeni had demanded lih abdication at Ihe price of llieii collaboration However, they have been satisfied l>y Mi promise to retire when tlie Allies enter Rome. Heart Attack Claims Life Of T. B. Vales T. B. Yatcs, brother of the late Mrs. Oliver Tllman of Carulliers- vlllc. Mo., and uncle of O A Tilinnn of Blythcvillc, 'was found dead in bed at his home at Ireland. Ind, yesterday morning. A heart allack was',blamed foi Ihe death of the 70-year-old man : Weil known in Caruthersvllle, ' where he had visited his sister, Mr. I Yatcs was a civil engineer. He had traveled extensively here and j abroad where he had constructed many bridges ' s ] Funeral services wilt be held tomorrow Ih Ireland. ' ' Chicago Wheat dbcn high low close prcl , 113% July .'16915 169',i 169W lGD'«,fl6!)W New York Cotton Mar May July Dec. Dec. open high low close pr.cl. . 1950 1951 1942 1343 1950 . 2112 2113 2100 2105 2103 . 20fi5 2066 2058 2059 2063 1DS3 1994 1982 1986 19D2 , 1973 1973 1962 196-1 1972 Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCK- YAHDS—Livestock (WPA): Hog receipts 600 head with 300 salable. 6,000 holdovers. Top price $1370 200-270 pounds $1370 140-160 Ibs 1075-11.75. ' *«53 Cattle: Receipts 300 head, cnlics none and none salable. Bulks for week- Slaughter steers ,13.50-15.00, mixed yearlings and heifers 12.7515.00; canners and cutters 7.00-900' cows 9.25-11.25. SHOWERS WEATHER— . ARKANSAS — cloudy; showers and thunderstorms ;thls afternoon and tonight and In extreme east portion Sunday. Colder Sunday and in \vest portion tonight, to strong

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