The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 24, 1944 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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SAVE ME I I am valuable to the War Effort! BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS , THE DOMINANT NEWSPM'Ell OF NOJlTnEAHT ARKANniQ Avri i,™,., - _•_'• «•-*• f f K~/ VOL, XLI-NO. 30 Blylhcvino Dally News Blylhcvlllc Herald Blythevllla Courier Mississippi Valley Leader DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND 80UTHKA8T MISSOURI m,YTHEVILLB, AUKANSAS. MONDAY, Al'lUL 24, 1044 3000 U. S. PLANES HAMMER AT General Kimble Talks To Class Of Ferry Pilots Ex-Civilian Pilot Instructors Receive Wings Here Yesterday The largest number of iilehrunk- inj; Army officers ever to nssemblc al Ihe Blylhcvlllc Army Air Field fleiv in from Washington, Port Worth, Cincinnati and Memphis for ceremonies yesterday In which more than 11)0 former civilian pilot Instructors of contract primary schools were graduated as full- fledged pilots and officers. Official interest in the event was due to the fact lhat Hits was the first graduating 'class of the approximately 800 former civilian pilots who, were accepted into the Air Forces after their jobs as instructors nt primary and basic training fields were ended by the recent curtailment of the air crew training program. Wearing their new silver wings Ij with the distinguishing letter S of Ihe service pilot on the shield, and Hie enameled bars of the flight officer, the graduates today were on tlicii" way lo their new station at Memphis, where they arc assigned for duty and further training wilh lhc Fourlh Ferrying Group of Ihe Army Transport Command. Will Supply isatflc Fronts They are the pilots who, in the words of the speaker of the day, Brig. Gen. Frederick Ktmble, commanding officer of the 27th Wing of the Easlern, Flying Training Command, will fly cargo and Jerry .-fig liter and. bomber aircraft to the distant battle fronts of the world. Forecasting their duties in carrying ships and cargo and personnel lo the cornbit theitci Guienl Kimble said: 'When the war is-won the same lines of ic ial trinsportition will be (.onlimieil bj Hit Army until the OLcnpfslloml period Is ovei, and then these ^imc limes will be ^continued bj commeichl air line Storm Damage In County May Exceed $ J00,000-Two Injured t(Mst __ ^ Guieial Kimble wns inliotluced by Lieut... Col. Earl D. Johnson, who, as commanding officer of the Fourth Ferrying Group, welcomed the members of Ui c gradu- ting command to their future sta- .f!on. Colonel Johnson was presented , by Maj. Gene D. Lanean, director ,' of training at..the .air, who presided in the absence of Col. Kurt M. Landon, commanding officer; • Lieut. Col; Harry, R. MsGnirc, executive, officer,'. presented the silver wings to each graduate, exchanging salutes and a handshake with the men as they filed across the stage of the Recreation Hall, where the exercises .were held in Hie presence of 300 spectators, civilian and military, including wives of the graduates and n number of babies and small children. Among the distinguished visitors were Colonel Coulter, assistant chief of training, Army Air Forces Washington, D. c.; Lieut. Col Arthur, director of traiining, office of the assistant chief of staff, Army Transport Command, Wash-' lugton; autl Colonel Dnllcy, of the Training Command at Fort Worth. Other distinguished visitors included Col. Francis M. Coate's, chief of stalf. Ferrying Division] ATC, Cincinnati; Lieut. Col., wil- i lialn a. Fry, director of training. Ferrying Division, Cincinnati; Lieut Col. James I. Tcaglte, director of personnel, Ferrying Division, Cincinnati; Lieut. Col. Russell Larscn, director of training, Fourth Ferrying Squadron, Memphis; Maj. Ernest Walls, Washington. D. C; mid Capt. Biiford. M. Gaelic, director ot civilian personnel, Fourth Ferrying Group. The graduates were from 2-1 dates and ranged in ,nge from 22 to 37, (he majority in the 22 to 2(5 year age group. They were commercial pilots and instructors in civilian life. • • Postmaster Applications Must Go To Washington Applications for ' the office ot postmaster at the Dell postoffice must be sent directly to the United States Civil Commission in Wasli- ingloii. D. c., Mrs. Lcmiie Potter, acting postmaster, announced today, ifay 12 is the deadline for applications tor the office which pays an annual basic salary of R'SOO, plus a temporary Increase of $300. Applicalion forms may be obtained at the Dell post office or from the U. S., Civil Service Commission In Washington. " Livestock ST. LOUIS, April 24 (UP)—Hogs:' 19,100; salable 13,500; holdovers 2,500; top 13.70; 200-270 pounds 13.70; H-1GO pounds 10.75-li.B5; sows 12.25. Cattle: 3,800; salable 3,500 calves 1,400 all salable; slaughter steers 10.50-16.50;; slaughter heifers 9.2516; raised yearlings and heifers 11.50-]5;,stoclccr and feeder steers 9.75-14; tanners and cutters 7-8.75; dws 0.25-11.50. Winds of huiTicane ; intenslly rip jieil through North Mississippi ,. mul So'ulhcast Missouri 'about i a. in. Sunday morning, leaving a path of destruction anrt cmising Injuries to at least two persons.- .Al iis peak lhc gale was estimated to have reached n force of between 70 and 80 miles per hour, although exact readings were not available. Estimates ot properly damage In Blytheville. Promised Land, Yarbro, Little nivcr and Dell were .•incomplete today, but ihe total figure-was expected to exceed $100,000. Miss Martha ulavk, 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Clark of Blvllieville, was in' Walls ospitnl today with a friiclured right leg. suffered when she was struck by n cur on Main street In the heiglii of the storm. Miss-Clark, who had been in Dick's Cafe with friends, went outside to close the windows in her car. and Was struck as she crossed the strcel lo return lo the cafe. Miss Irene Nelson ot Blytlievllle was driver .of the automobile which -struck Miss Clark, according' to police who descrlbod the accident as unavoidable. Farmer Breaks Leg J. H. - Mauley, farmer west of Yarbro, suffered a broken right leg near the ankle when he slipped on an upturned tree rool on Ills farm as he was looking ovei tiie-havoc left by the storm. Mr. Manlcy, 38, was in Walls Hospital today. The heavy winds struck north of Blythcville, with Yarbro receiving the impact of tlic toraado- like gale. The winds seemed lo lift as it readied the city, and descended near Ihe Blythcville Army Air Field. Many buildings on surrounding farms,were reduced to kindling, others were removed from , their foundationsi and a number were de-roofed, huge trees were uprooted, cattle were killed, and telephone. Hues were' downed In the worst-of a series of storms of tornado intensity which-have struck this -vicinity this Spring. Compress .Damage Heavy The heaviest loss in Biylhevillc was reported by the Federal 'compress :wliere'. : estinyat'ed~damagcs of $10,000; occurred when part 'of a .large shed was reduced to matchsticks, and 500 feet' of plalform roof was destroyed in the gale, The loss.. .vvns covered by insurance. A roof was removed from Ihe Standard Oil Company garage, resulting in an estimated S250 damages, which^.were also covered by Insurance. Many roofs and windows in the city were damaged by the winds and Ialllng;tree.s A brick building at Railroad and Ash OCT. cupicd by Defoe- Furniture Store, was also damaged. Airplanes parked on the ramp of the .Blytheville Armyi 'Air Field were,:tbrn from: their" riioQ.rlngs and tossed about by the force of the wind.. Many were damaged when one-ship was thrown against another. •.',,''... \ ' The wind reached''tornado pro- porlions and was estimated to have gained a momentum of 70 lo 80 miles an hour.. Recording in-' striimenls went- out of commission due lo the momentary" failure of the electric current, when a velocity of 57 miles had been ^cached, and the air speed indicator of one parked ship facing the wiu-J recorded 60. .'. . Anchor Lines Broken The force of the wind snapped ropes which anchored the ships, the lightest rope being five-eighths of an inch thick. Mooring rings were torn from tho wings of the anchored ships, and from- the concrete of the parking ramp. Tornado conditions were indicated by the fact that inspection plates were torn from the wings of several ships, as though a sur- dcn vacuum had followed the wind violence. 'Hie weight of the AT-9, ship at the Blythcville field, Is 0000 pounds, a sufficient burden to withstand the force of a high wind, bill this type ship was among those which were torn from Iheir moorings and pushed about. Several small buildings used for storage were partly demolished and a number of fences were destroyed.' Damage lo barracks and other operational buildings was confined to a number of broken windows. No injuries were reported to tho base hospital. Damage at Yarbro At Yarbro, a shed belonglns to [Juffman Brothers Lumber CDIII- oany was completely destroyed. The building had been converted nto a home and was occupied bv Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Ash and fam- ly, who escaped injury. Damage to the one story frame building was estimated at SIOO. The loss was partially covered by insurance. The office of the L. II. Matthews Gin was riestroj'ed -and the nearby- Matthews home was damaged in he storm, which also completely wrecked the Buford Flower's Blacksmith shop. Five houses on the J. M. Stevens ilantation near Dell were destroyed, but Negro occupants had sought shelter in storm cellars and escaped injury. Damage was esti- uated nt $2300, Reports. of damages at Little LITTLE HOCK, April 24 (U.I'.) — Wind storms have again hit Ark- nsas, lenvinti many homeless and ailing damage where they struck Two persons, J. n. Mauley and Martlm Clark, were injured In a storm which slruck Blylhcvlllc and demolished several small buildings nnd nbotil 15 farm houses.. Several planes were also lorn from llielr anchorage al lhc Blythcville Alr- poii. In Pine Bluff Miss Wilnm Jean I-iS'lc was injured when she WHS pinned under wreckage of an oiil- tloor Ihealcr which hnd blown down in a windstorm lhal slruck there. She was In mud nnd water for-aboul 40 minules before being rescued by firemen nnd deputy sheriffs whp cul heavy timbers lo free her. Much harm was done in Benlon where trees were uprooted and slorcs damaged. Surglcnl drawings lhat were ready for shipment also I'erc damaged when the roof of i Red Cross work room was blown iff. A Missouri Pacific north bound train narrowly missed a disastrous wreck at Arkadclphln when it plowed at full speed into several cross lies Dint had floated on the track during the storm. Some of the tics were hurled onto (he roof of the depot while others were .split and broken by the wheels. The track was lorn up for a hundred yards but after an hour's delay the train was able lo proceed. Power lines in Arkndctphln were put out of commission for ten hours when trees were thrown across tlic wires. Traffic was slopped at several p'olnls when walcr flooded, the .highways. 5 Midwestern States Suffer ^ Flood Damage 1 . By Uuilctl Press /Flood waters" are reported In the lowlands..or, fiye.rmidwestaTn states lodriy. fp'rciiiff scores-'-of families from their homes anil Inking at least eight lives. Parts of Kansas, Mis- soiiri.-IowK, Illinois, and Indiana are affected, but there,arc signs of relief from the flood nienacc In Kansas; and Missouri. In .those two states, most 1 rivers and streams reached the crest and began to recede; • • 1 Along the Mississippi river the water went to 10 feet above Hood stage at Cairo, Il|,-It was three feet above flood-level at Cape Girar- dcau, Mo. The Mlssoilrl river was six, feet' ovopullood stage nt St. Charles, Mo. • Army headquarters In Chicago announced that about 2000 troops were being moved to southern Illinois to build levees anrt participate in other flood prevention work They will work alongside members of the Illinois stale guard who were ordered out for flood duty yesterday. Five Escaped Nazis From Texas Camp Still Free LITTLE HOCK, April 24. (UP)~ Five of six German prisoners of war who escaped from Camp How/e, Gainesville" Texas, are still at large. R. 1. Untreiner, special agent In charge of the Little Rock office o( the Federal Bureau of Investigation, says the six prisoners escaped from the camp early Saturday morning. One of the group, Karl Sehindcr, was captured by guards from Camp Kowze near Thackcrvlllc, Okla., yesterday. Still free are Hclim Waliczck, Kurt Meier, Karl Heinz Hoelke, Heinz Hautkappe, and Karl Duchholx,. Duchholx is believed to l» the leader of the group. Burdette Infant Dies Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hfcks of Burdette were held at 4 o'clock yesterday at) Sandy Ridge Cemetery wllh the Rev. J. W. Padgett, pastor of the Pentecost Church, officiatinff. Th e baby died yesterday mom- ing at the family home. , Survivors lit addition to her parents Include two sisters. Betty Jo and June Rose, and two brothers, Bobbie Ray and Herman Ncal. Cobb Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. : Weather ARKANSAS— Partly cloudy Ihls afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. Slighily cooler tonight. Warmer Tuesday. • The fire department of New York City normally employes 6779 men. River Community, which seemed to have received full impact of the winds and lorrenlial rains, mount- thls morning as fanners told of destroyed barns, houses, and out buildings. Damages In the Promised Land area were estimated at around $500, with small tenant houses and outbuildings receiving Hie brunt of the storm. Rainfall totaling .55 r 11)0 storm. Simplification Of Income \m Sought in Bill Doughton Introduces Measure To Relieve ; Complex Tax Returns WASHINGTON, April 'J4 (Ul>> — Chairman Doughlon of the. House Ways and Means Committee, has started the Coiigrcssioiinl .machinery that 'eventually may prevent a lot nf taxpayers' lieiidiiclics, pougli- ton bus introduced the tax slm plication bill designed (o make pay roll deductions cover the tax liability for 30 million Americans, and to simplify returns for. others. He says 'the flousc will take, up the bill May 3. House Speaker Ray burn says'he hopes It will-lib sent quickly lo'llio Senate so that branch of Congress can Bd busy on It.. . On the subject of price control, Senator Reed, of Kansas, accuses the administration of what he.calls "deception" in trying to convince Hie public Hint there Is n Congressional drive on to nbollsli price controls. Reed (old the Senate Banking committee hearing on extension of the price control anil stabilization nets that nearly everybody favors conlimiatlon of-the "rogiams, .. At the same lime, the Uahkjiuj Committee In the lower House, was being told .that beet rationing Is too tight. The executive secretary of the Niillonii) Llveslick Association—F. E. Mollin—told the committee that point values of beef should be reduced now or we may have a feint In beef almost us bad as the iwrk excess last winter. MacArihur's Invasion Catches Japs Of I Guard OR New Guinea; Yanks Heel Lilfle Resistance .Wassell Honored In Celebration' At Little Rock LITTLE ROOK, April 1\ <UP) — Little Rock lotlny began one of I lie largest three-day celebrations In'lls history. . . -•' : The • occasion -'for the cclcbf ntlon Is'U'ic arrival "of Liltle'-Rock'S'M'i .war hero—Commnmtar Corydon M. Wassell—and the premiere showing of. "The Story of Dr. Wassell" Wednesday nlglil. Comwnndor Wnssell, former Lit tic Rock doctor, arrived home Saturday to, participate In the celebrations. And Cecil B. DcMllle, Hollywood producer, and at least llire c of the stars in.the movie, will arrive today. The movie Is .based on the experiences of Commander Wassell In evacuating 42 wounded Navy men from Java a Jump ahead ot the Japanese 'Invasion. For this feat Wassell received Presidential »c- knowledgmerit during n "flrc-sWc" chat—and Ihe Navy Cross. . Highlight of lodny's celebration will be the' personal appearance of Wassell. DeMllle and several of Ihe movie stars on the nation wide radio program "Vox Pop." The program' will originate from the Robinson auditorium nt Little Hock. Other events during the celebration Include rtinners, receptions and a large military imnitic. Mother Of 5 Fatally Shot This Morning Mrs. G. C. Wndley. 55, mother of five children, was found shot to death on the balhrcom floor ot her home about 7:15 o'clock this morning. Tlic body of the woman was discovered by her 12-year-oW daughter. A gun was near the tody, according lo police who continued to investigate the case this afternoon. They had no statement lo make concerning the shooting at noon today. Born and reared at Caruthcrs- ville. Mo., Mrs, Wadley had lived In this section for about 30 years. Fpr many years, the Wadley family lived on their Gosnell farm which was taken over by (lie advent of the Blylhevllle Army Air Field. They moved to Blylhevllle where they lived al 407 Norlli Sixth street. Mr. Wadley operates the Carpenter farm south of town. In addition to her husband, she leaves three daughters, Doris June Wadley, and Mrs. Virginia Mayo, both of here, and Mrs. Louise Johnson of Hunting, Calif,; two sons, Eugene Wartlcy, second class gunner's mate In the Navy, Yorktown, Va., and Lemoin Wfiriley, employed In a shipyard at Houston, Tex.; two brothers. Gus Davts of Long Beach, Calif., and F. L. Davis of Carnthcrsvllle. Funeral arrangements, in charge of Cobb Funerel Home, were Incomplete pending the arrival of Mrs. Johnson from California. Chicago Wheat open high low close May . 113% 173S I73S IMS 173S July . 169% 16071 168% 169',!, IffiHf. Missouri has 4000 postmen, and all but, eight of these were bitten by dogs during 1942. Surprise Move Isolates 60,000 Enemy Soldiers Bur MacArthur Warns Enemy Will Launch Counter-Attacks ttf United I'rr.w Tlic new American Invasion of Northern New Guinea «|i|inrantly took the Japanese so completely by surprise iimt. the enemy still Is unable lo put up organized, reslst- II11CO. All nviithtblc reports hullcnte Hint the, American force, Ihc largest army In (he Southwest Pacific, bus nut: met a'ny effective opposition any of the three bfnchhcmls established on the const, ot Dutch Nciv Gulti™ and Nnrtltciist New Guinea. However, General MiicAiihur. who supervised the operation per- sotuilly, warned that the enemy coul,| be expected lo "strike dcsper- ulcly." And some ot. the Japanese; cul'off n't Wcwiik arc understood to be working their way : lowavct Ailii|ic. whcrc one invasion force landed. Strong cmitilcr - attacks against, nil three American forces are expected. But MacAiihnr said some (JO.tlOO •Japanese troops now lire completely Isolated, lie said, "lime and combat will be required to accomplish the annihilation, but their ultimate fate Is now .certain." And the veteran commander of the Phlllip- t'iiitfl '•vtidriect.v ••TiJsnM-'eiUmtlon' - reverses nalaan." '' : Meanwhile, 'the Americans lire closiny In from two directions against the three airfields t'hut make nj) Hie big Hnllnndln'iilr bnsc. The to*n of Hollai'ulla and Its emergency nlrslrlp were captured nl' the start of Hie Invasion on Saturday. ,'fhc two airstrips seized nl Allnpe, some 125 miles southeast of Hollandia, already arc under repair by Eoyal Australian Air Force CUB!- ncers. It's expected that the airstrips soon will be' usenble for Australian Wnrlinwks 'wh'lch can tnke off and land under worse conditions limn most oilier war pinne.s. Prime Minister curlln of Australia, ivho Is in Washington today, told a news conference Mini, the new landings on Ifoltandin were accordiiiR to preparations. Curtln said thai the only program ' now heinij disturbed In the Pacific Is the Japanese program. ' .. Cn'rtln also cslimalcd Hint Die .Japanese have lost between 1 100,000 nnd 116,000 men l;i U'e Southwest Pacific area alone. He believes that the Japs have lost HO to 170 warships. 200 lo 270 merchant .ships, and from flv c to six tliousaiid alr- crnfl. The Prime Minister snlcl that the decisive blows against Japan can be struck only by a combination pf.Allied land forces,' nlr power nnd scnpowcr. Cnrlln Is cnroiilc to London for a conference wllh British Empire prime ministers. Saturday. / n ^\ •&} And Muni Terrific Bl TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS— MacArthur Seeks Bases For Philippines Battle By JAMKH HAIll'KIl ' ''• UirUrU'l'rrwi Stuir Writer The very (ml offensive lnnncliod l>y the Allies in Ihc I ni'iiic w .nisi nu\v moving U»yiml-ilH close. • In « .IjDiil /n)ii))iil)ioii.s Ktroko.'Goiiutii! MiicArthur IIIIH sc ha BUKO lor the find of tlic.4.wo.ycni--old Now Giiiiini hnlllc nnd tor the l)CKiiiiiln K «f Ihc i'liilippincs |,,atlo ilo has put soldiers ashore nlon K ii ICO-milo B Liclch of the Now ;»'»?;« coiiBl IO_.HO|,,IO 00,001),Jap, « m | s | 10 vc }»« air fVo, t lo wilhnr l;uniljm K nn K a of tlic Ariiwlcflii Invasion forces rvni' now are closing In nu lliroe Mrciil Jixpiincsu ; Hlrdrinnca'• liilaiut from Holland!!!, Ohco-lhey me captured and repaired, Allied plnncs nmy lift frqiirlliem-to.strike ht the Phlllp- piiiDs;- 1300 inlloR..Kwny.'Or perhnps' nl Pjilim In tho Oitrollnes, (ionic 000 miles'.away. . t\ On lop of thai-, 'Invnslui!. forces arc wieslliiK from.the- .laps two idiel- lernl unclmrngcA, iiwntoldt nnd Taiuilmiera liiiys. Tlicre, ijrcat 'naval forces Koine clay may assemble for the northward trip lo!curry General MncArthur back to the Philippines. : > • • Bui the liiUtie. Is far from over, fnland .from Hollandla the Cyclops mountains,, wllh pouks rising fiooo feet, lower over • the airdromes. If Ihe Japs have omnlaccd arlillor'y! 'imioiifr liinso crags,' the Invaders may run 'Into . trouble. 'However, 1 . .tiireo.-.flRhtur ,. s already,, have ' Sales Of Corn Ordered Halted Farmers Arc Urged • To Sell Government . All Excess Supply WASHINGTON, April 21 — The War Food Administration halted today nil sales of corn in 125 Mid- Western counties. The order becomes effective ;it midnight, and will probably last for CO days. 'Hie only exccplion will be government purchasers. They urgently need 80 million bushels for plants manufacturing war products. The War Department and the War Production Board Joined WFA In an urgent nppcal to farmers to sell the government, all corn not, needed for feed. Tbe Commodity Credit Corporation will act as tho government's purchasing agent. Simultaneously, the WFA announces that AAA crews will start at once on farm-lo-farm surveys to determine where corn surpluses exist. The crews will otter to shell nnd truck the corn to local markets at no cost to the fnrnier—who will be trald.- local elevator celling prices. The agency: said that this service amounts to a subsidy estimated nt between five and 10 cents a bushel. ... ,, a been capllirecl; one al the' town ot .Holliuullii, the other two at Altape. 'Already engineer!! arc '..readying' those' Holds for the American planes' tlml-vylll support tho fjroimd advance. 1 -.'{•" .--•-, The Allies /Irfit h|l tile coinobn'cfc trail in 'tho Uungles of 'the 'World's second largest island. In thu: misty dawn of a. January day In 1942, tho Ja|ls stuek the flag of' liio "Rising Sun In the muck of New Gulncii. Behind thcin lay ' a long fitrln'e o( easy victories. Beyond, the lush forte of Australia?- ' '• in.,, i . Mnnllu hud fallen- cnrller In.Uio month, and the. agony of . Balaan WHS ncnrliKj Its' end. Hong .'Kong had' brokciv 'out the white ilfig,> and two British (nittlealiips had slid 10 the bolloin oft Malnyn. Singapore wns nuliUne u losing buttle, while enemy soldiers were Island -hopplnj; through the Dutch East Indies. : U. »S. Force Arrives '•• Wllhtn Iwo days of tho landing, Japanese planes had iwmbcd.Uie Allies mil of Uie, capital of Australian New Guinea. But hi March. General MiicArlhur, flying over New Guinea from Batnan, landed In Australia. Soon, n United states expedition-' iiry lorce stepped ashore. From Dial moment the tide turned. In August, Ihe Japs landed al Milne Bay In Papuan New Ouincn. But Auslrallan diggers cul them lo Mis In a mutter of days. Then tho enemy started moving across the Island toward Allied-held' Port Moresby. Bui General MncArthur slopped them within 32 miles of the base. Next, Die Woody Bunn- Gonn campaign, the 're-conquest of Lac and Snlamium, and the landing up the north coast of Saldor. Ami now the remaining 60,000 Japs on New Guinea, along with !iO,OOa on New Britain, 10,000 on New Hale of this city. Thus, General MncArlhur again has demonstrated his mastery of the strategy of bl-passing nnd en vcloping. Even before the New Gil! nea campaign was over, he had launched other campaigns, in lhc Solomons, New Britain and the Ad- . .-. . iniraltlcs. These not, only hastened |n (~IOOQ the advance across the Pacific, Ihey also Isolated Jiip forces on New Guinea. Crew Members Of Lost Ship Still Sought BEA'ITLE. April '24 (,UL>)—Hope i till- Is held for .some or the- miss- ing'crew members ot a Liberty ship which exploded off* llio coast of Aliiska One lltcbout slill Is, mint- milled tot. An official or the Alaska Steamship Coinpiiii) levenls thai 10 of Ihe •TO-fiicn were picked up In a small Army bonl nine hours, nflci ihe accident last Wcclncsdny, They were lakcn to lh c Army hospital at, Cold Bay,. Alaska, ... • • ! » • The ship, : Ihe John Blru'ub, was northbound with n cargo of munitions ' when It spill In two and jtfte ,.Coaslgimid dtticcrs believe the Mnst.s iiKiy- have IicCil 'touched off by Icy waters reaching tlic 'bollcrn. The Struubs sklppei «»<, cap- tnln A W Weslcrholm of Seattle, an employee of Ihe Alaska. Slctini- shlp company'for 20 years. Tlie" vessel Is snld to have split In 'two aft of Ihe engine room bulkhead. The forward section sank Immediately, and the ufter-scctloii went down 14 .hours later. The Straub, a new ship, was ou its third voyage when It sank. Three In Race For Prosecutor Former Blytheville Resident To Oppose Fictz and Spencer James Cecil Hale of Marion, prominent Eiisl Arkansas attorney who has served Ihrcc terms as rep- rc.wnlnllve from CrlllciKlcn County, has entered the race for prosecuting attorney of the Second District. Mr: Hale, who filed n corrupt practices pledge, will seek the post held by Marcus Felt?, of Jonesboro, who already has announced that he would seek n third term. Ivy C. Spencer, nlso of Jonc.sboro, has filed lor the post. Rntrance of Mr. Hale Indicates the campaign will be one ,of the most closely contested tn the stale. 'Hie district Includes :iu,uuu on [NCW uriiam, lu.uoo on New Greene, Clay, Mississippi, Crlllcn- Treland and 22,00fl on Bougainville. <' cl >. Polnsclt nnd Cross Counties, arc cul off trom supplies and sur- Mr. Hale is well known in Blylhc- rountlcd by Allied armies ;ind lm- vllle, where he was born and reared, penetrable jungles. He Is the son ol Mr. and Mrs. fi.'A. !: Five Occupants Of Auto Drown By moving In on western NO'.v Guinea, General MucArthur hftj re- conquered the first Dutch territory since Germany took Holland in 1910 and Japan its empire in 1942. Soon General MncArthur will he moving north from New Guinea toward tlic Netherlands Indies and. .General Elsenhower west, from England toward the Netherlands. And-Holland and 1U> possessions will return Ihc Dutch. to N. Q. Cotton ORLEANS Mar, , 11)56 May July Oct. A barrel cactus in Southern California grew in the form of a huge 'V" tor Victory.. , 2127 2078 1993 1976 i960 2130 2084 2001 1982 1956 2128 2018 1093 1976 I960 2130 2083 2000 1981 Dec, More than onc-fourlh whcnt produced In the States Is grown In Knnsas. 1949 2118 2014 1989 1971 Of IhC United I'EfmYVILLE. April 24 (UP) — Five persons have lost their lives and three others narrowly escaped death when tlic atulomobilc In which they were driving was swept off a highway by swift waters trom a near-cloudbursl. Those dead are 38 year-old Mrs. Joe E. May and her daughters — tlvc-ycor-old Benlta Ruth May; 16- year-old Dorothy Oaks; 18-year-old Mrs. Ocncvlevc nankin; anrt slx- monlhs-old Sandra Lee Rankln all of Hot Springs. The accidcnl occurred in a creek bed which In normal times is dry. But only during rainfalls docs it fill up and contain water. There Is no bridge at the point where Die accident occurred. The concrete road which dips Into a gultcy U used by motorists. Chicago Rye CHICAGO RYE -, open high low close May . 128',<i IM',4 127 ji 128 128!i Ji|!j' . 127 127'4 12616 128!4 1IB« '. 'Italian-Based Blast At Ploosti and B| < By Unittd Press 'I nrec thousand American war- tc 11 Europe live mighty blows 1v,o aimufins oj fighter-escorted' Heavy bombers swept pul from Brl-- lulu to pound Munich and Fileii- nchshafcn In Ocnnany And three oilier.-, tool? off fioin Italy lo nil nucnnrcbl and Plocsll In nonianh nnd Bclgiadc, capital of Yugoslavia. Enrlj reports Indicate thai strong -.'sMarjco was encountered over both Germany -nnd the Balkftm. dispatches tell of American - T rs crashing In flames an,] say . landed In Switzerland Ifielr Out the dispatches from Swlt/cr- "'' ; sa y the bombardment of fried- was tremendous nurt broke windows across Lake con- stance In Swiss territory. Bombs fire said to. have dropped on the town so fnst their explosions formed 'a 20-mlmivs nimble of thuwlei llio Aincrlcnii fleet which swept nl from Brltnm was about 2000 strong, about hntf Uombeis, and half fluhtcrs 7lie raid, which carried an unbroken air offensive Into Its eighth day again wus direct cd agalasl the facilities of lhc Na' Air Foice Prlcdilchslmfen on the noith shoic o; ij\ke Gonslancc and Munich, looriillcs to tho noitli- cnsl. mo two of the main alrciaff ccnlciJi _ln SoullijWe^t Germany. ' Balkan TargeN Raided Up to V60 biff bombers made tip ne Heel which rose from Italy lo ml rail yards In Bucharest nnd key In Belgrade. Returning to Al for Iho third lime In 10' dnys, Llbcialors bombed the city/, iillilii rail yards through clear wcathei. Fortrcsse 1 ;, swInetiiR north to the oil renter of Plocitl, hit u ic ial) yiuds there for the fifth tlijie Other Forlrp.sses hit an aircrnft factory at Belgrade The flisl rc- turujny qcqwrnen from thesrf stmlh- crn Europe'raldy say tliey v,orc u biff , success, Tentative accounts credit both the gunners and their cscoils wllh donning numerous Axis lighters While these five major targets, Filedrlohslmfcn, Munich, Buclmr- rsl Ploestl and Belgrade, were be- IHK b!l, other Allied air forces «ero cniryhig n »l laclfcal raids liotli In western nnd Southern Europe I'rom Britain, raiding fleets swept out ovei the continent, apparently to icnew the fitlacfcs against tho rrellcl) Irivasion coast And from buses In Southern Italy, HAP nlghl bombors struck at Nazi supply ports In central and northern Italy , Slow Going on Ground Oroutid action continues slow In !lrily nut the Germans are repofu cd lo be reinforcing ihclr troops on Hie caslcin flank of the Am-io beachhead, perhaps In fear of an Allied push toward Rome. However, fierce fighling continues eastward in the Balkans Marshil Tllo reports new successes for his Yugoslav partisans both hi Montenegro rtnd near, the Albanian frontier AndMhe London Even in? Standard;.says special Allied sabotage sqllids working wilh TtlX men, have wrecked 100 coal mines In Croatia, leaving only ;15 still In operation. Marshal Tito also .-has broadcast an apriSs,! to "liners In Yugoslavia to sabotage chronic deliveries to Germany from Yugoslavia ancj Greece, Hitlers two main sources now that Turkey has stopped shipments. ; '••' ••.: '"' - '• .-'- ."-'•' -' Tllo x also has announced Yugoslavia's claim to a section of. territory which- Austria has held for several years and to a part bt Dal- maUo. lakcn .over by the Iloliaas after Yugoslavia's collapse, .. New York Gotten open high low -close 1950 1958 1950 1954 1913 2110 2117 2110 2115 2105 2064 2070 S064 2067 .205D 1893 1998 1993 1996 198G 1971 1978 . 1971 1976 1964 Mch. May July Oct. Dec. New York Stocks A T & T 157 3-4 Amcr Tobacco 61 1-8 Anaconda Copper ..... 25 1-2 Beth Slcel 571-2 Chrysler 80 5-8 Coca Cola....... 112 . Gen Electric ' '.' 3 Gen Motors 56 Montgomery Ward ........ 43 N Y Central . 17 1-4 lut Harvester: 68 North Am Aviation ....... 81-8 Republic Steel 16 Radio . i.:.. 8 3U Socony Vacuum 12 1-8 Studebakcf . .'..'........... 14 Standard of N J 2 1-8 Texas Cprp .46 Packard'. .'..., '..'..:., 37-8 U S Steel 50 5-3 The strongest bone in thi body Is the riuaian shlnbone. which can support a weight of 3600 pounds. Tlie diplodocus,. ancient 100-foot long dinosaur, .required.a o"letrot one-thlrrt of n ton of food.'tolly.v

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