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SAVE Mf! I am valuable to the War fffortl BLYTHEVILLE 'COURIER NEWS aim D WNANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND BoirriwAwr M,*^™, '*-* f * *-' I I VOL. XLI—NO. 33 lilylhcvillc Daily News Blytlicvlllc Courier Blythcvllle Hernia Mississippi Vnllcy Leader British Forces * In' India Strike At Supply Lines MticArthur's Capfure Of Hollandia Bases Forecasts New Blows )i.v United 1'rcss Allicil liiiul and air forces have begun u new joint attack aynlivsl the Jap supply lines in India's Manlpiir state, The assault Is rtircelcd lit enemy roads' leading to the (owns of Im- l>)>al ami Kolilmn. Official reports indicate a major counter drive to push the Jiijis back across the Burma frontier is imminent. Only sporadic fighting occurred around Kohima yesterday. Hut British anil Indian armored col umns ranged over the Jungle tracks leading to dial stronghold, uml to Iraphal, CO miles southward. They were trying to choke off the flow of enemy supplies and reinforcements and to isolate Die two Japanese forces. North of Imphal. British flying columns slashed at enemy positions alnos two roads used heavily by the Japs for troop traffic. Chinese Take Village On the northcentral Burma front, Chinese troops advanced six miles southward along the east liank of tlic Mogaung river. They captured ail important Jap village only 32 miles from a big enemy base on the > Mamlalay-Myitkyina railway. In the Western Pacific area, vital new developments are heralded hy General MacArihur's giant. stride this week toward Hie Philip pines. The conquest of two Hollandia, New Guinea airfields, with the third remaining strip probably in the bag by now, promises hard and .steady land based air blows tit both Piilan Island and Die Philippines. Palau lies only 800 miles south of Hollandia, and Davao at (lie southern tip of the Philippines is . 1200 miles distant. . :• ••_, Falun Within Range V The significance of this 'broad leap. in MacArthnr's return niarcH to Batumi thus Is clearly visible. American Liberators and . Flyjnj; Fortresses are now withiri ' such cast., range of Palau, the main step- ; .]jtiig stone to Manila, that they will be able to throw a .smashing air offensive against this:, strategic Jap base. Already badly battered ,by'vAmericnrt naval (jinis'and ear- lief-iuised p'i>.ne.<=, Palau faces .today the.i,!j-:nc. (flisn-Ml fate.fhV 'ias -Jalieiv rfuK^.R^baul : ;.hd 'vBhapo. Jungle fighting Australian troops are workinf in 'close support of the American invaders of New Guiva. Tlic Audits have consolidated their hold on the enemy stronghold of Madang— 400 miles south of Hollandia. They arc preparing now to , march northward to Wewak— last l major Japanese base remaining in British New Guinea. School To Have Service Plaque Memorial Will Honor Former Students Now In Armed Forces All of 'the former students of niytlievillc High Scliol now serving in the armed forces will be honored by havius their names engraved on individual plates as a part of a Memorial Plaque to be presented the school by the 1944 senior class. , It is expected that approximately COO former students are eligible for the plaque. There is space for k ^SOO students so other names can be added. This large plaque is to be hung in the auditorium of the hic;li school, will be of copper and composition mount. Formal presentation is expected to be made before the end of this school term. Proceeds from the annual senior class play, to be presented tonight, will be used for this project. To one-act pla.v.5, "If There Were No Constitution," and "Nine Lives of Emily" will be presented, beginning at 8 o'clock, al the school auditorium. Miss Limn B. Wilhelm is the faculty director with Alice Mo- Crrogor .and Dorothy Jane Snced as .student directors. Leading roles in the patriotic play will be taken by Betty Rogers, Hal Thompson and Joe Saliba. Nancy McGill. Mary Gray and r.corge Moore have leading roles In (he second presentation. Intermission specialties will b2 vocal numbers by Helma Johnsen and Virginia Morela'iid. vocalists, with Ann Dcen, accompanist. Crowning of tlic senior queen. Miss Carolyn Peterson, by Brycc Layson, president of the class, will climax the program. ^Livestock ST. LOUIS. April 27 (OP)-Hogs receipts 8,800 head, with 8,000 salable. Holdovers 10,000 head. Top 13.70, 200-270 pounds 13.70, 140-160 pound 11.12. Sows 12.00-12.10. Catllc: Receipts 3,000 head, with 2,500 salable. Calves 1,000, all salable. Slaughter steers 10.50-16,50; slaughter heifers 9,75-16.00; mjicd yearling.? and heifers 11.00-13,75; slocker and feeder steers 9.75-14.00; canners arid -cutters 7.00-8.75; cows 9.25-11.25,11. WC. •','••'•• Two American Heros In Washington ffV * : ^JL^ ! C5^RJ ; 55yB' 1 ?SSiJStfSIi r iE(ffi : 5t"*TJa'SftJia—*;^v-rt-i---(r«.i,^™.,«.,,......,.._.._ _^-r__ TUB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MJ830WU s —— Hl.A"i'llKVll,l,rO, ARKANSAS, TllllIlSDAV, AI'ltlL 27, 1C T-Se, B t. Charles E. Kclley an<l Second U. Erne.st Childe'rI. ten Toth holder., of the Congressional Medal of Honor, KS Ihey uppenre.l for a press conference in Washington. Kelly is holdm B „ co ,„„,. niotnr shcll which he used „ a grenade in killin 2 Hre of u, c enemy. (NBA TOc- l)hoto.) Montgomery Ward President Struggles With U. S. Troops Who Evict Him From Office CHICAGO, April 27 (U.l 1 . 1 )— Tli Wart and Coa,p ; »i, „*• v «lo«l . Two soldiers picked up Scwell Avei'v, GO^vorn- old he-id i=^;^hr^s,,t ( -Si c ' government agents, turn over his boohs m I- v, 11 i Startled, employees of the firm grouped about the entrance to the building,, watched while Hie graying executive struggled with the- soldierb as they set him on tlie pavement Details of the story were given by Attorney-General Francis Biddlc to reporters, who did not sec tiie eviction because their movements about the plant have been restricted by the army. Kcfuscd (o Cooperate Biddlc said: 'Mr. Avery will not be allowed to come back into the building until lie agrees lo cooperate When he arrived at his office this mornlnff we talked about cooperation. He refused to turn over the books to our bookkeepers and he refused to call a staff meeting He said we were here illegally and that he would not cooperate". Bicldic said lie then ordered Averv evicted. An account of the eviction also was given by Lieutenant Gilbert Cattanacli, of Nekoosn, Wis., who ordered tlie two soldiers to tlic eviction detail and told 'three other soldiers to stand by. Tlic Lieutenant said: "I was detailed to evict Mr. Avery. I ordered five of my men to stand by. Two of them grasped Mr. Avery, one on each side, by a leg and an arm. They carried him out that way". Tlic Lieutenant said Dial although Avery struggled and tried to free himself, no one was hurt. "C'.illcd His Bluff," Biddlc Says After Avery was delivered to tlic street, troops patrolling Ihe plant were given orders to keep him from re-entering the building. Attorney- General Biddle said "Well, we've called Mr. Avcry's bluff." The eviction climaxed n series of legal maneuvers during which the mail-order-house president defied tlie War Labor Board, President Roosevelt, the Secretary of Commerce, Hie United States Marshal and, finally, tlie Army. Avery has insisted the government has no right to take over the Montgomery Ward firm, despite its refusal to obey n War Labor Board order, because Avery said Montgomery Ward was a non-war business. To Seek Iiijimrlioii Shortly after Avery was ejected, a law firm representing Montgomery Ward said it was preparing to seek an injunction in Chicago Federal Court restraining the government from taking over the plant. The government's action has had sharp repercussions in Washington On the floor of tlie House todav Republican Representative Charles Dewey, of Illinois charged that the administration has reached a new high in what he called "official lawlessness." Dcvvey, in whose district the main office of Montgomery Ward is situated, filed a resolution calling for creation of a special house committee lo investigate the seizure, But the government has been snp- iwrted by Congressman Adolpli Sabath, also of Illinois, who said he deplored what he called "the 'idea that any chain store or mail order house thinks it is so big it can and should run tlie government". Arkansas Briefs UTTU-: ItOCK, April 27 (Uf'l —S(i\(c Cainptrnllcr Uryan Sims. whi> is ramtitlute for governor, say.s he will leave his office on May I. In his resignation, Sinis .says thai he wants lo Shank Oovcr- mir Homer M. Atkins for rccoj;- mzillg his seniority in tb c aud- itorial department and for |iro- moling Iiim lo the hnjiorlaii.l post of slate complroller. He says be could ask for .1 leave of absence bul deems il "illy ethical to dissassociali; himself from any and all nffMnl fimneo'ions and therefore is re- sijniiig his post fo run for governor of Arkansas. MAI.VKUN, April Z7 (UP) — Three of tli c rniulidalc.s wlm have qualified for tile Democratic primary in m>l Springs County and Ibn .Seventh f;mi- BTOshmal Disfricl arc in the armed services. They arc, fnr prosccLV.ini; at- torncy Jim c. Cole, lax assessor Connie I,. Slmffield and coroner Kidtlcr. _ STAMPS, April 21 (IJI»|—A fire which destroyed a sawmill al Stamps has caused an estimated 512,000 loss. Tbc fire Is believed lo have l;ccn started by sparks from wasle shavings. A nearby lumberyard and planer mill were saved. Keiser Youth Dies Yesterday Of Meningitis Stricken with ccrebreal spinal meningitis c arly Hits week, Thomas Hobart Smith, 18-year-old son ol Mr. and Mrs. F. v. Smith of Kci- ser, dicci yesterday at the Isolation Hospital in Memphis. Immediately after the disease was.diagnosed, he was removed to Ihc Memphis Hospital after having suddenly become critically 111. He Is well known at Kclser where Ins parents and grandparents long have lived. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning, 10:30 o'clock, at (he Reiser Methodist Church, by the pastor, with burial at Bassetl Cemetery. He Is also survived by five brothers and two sisters, all of Keiser. Swift Funeral Home of Oscebla is In charge, Death of the Smith youth by Ibis dread disease Is Ihe first reported In Mississippi county for a long period, according to records of Mississippi County Health Unit. This Is the only case reported. Chicago Wheat Tiie Kingfisher is the principal May scouting plane used by our ncot. July open high low close pr.cl. 173% 173X 173% 173S 17354 170% 171 17014 170% 171 Finland's Mines, Forests Looted, Russians Report Germans Force Finns To Join Labor Gangs, Red Publication Says MOSCOW, April 27 (Ul>) — The iralnn.s chtirtic (hut. Clcrnmti troops have started a reign of terror In Northern Finland. 'Hie Russian Army publication lied star »nys the Nay.ls lire strip- plni! Northern Finland of miliirnl resources and forcing tlic Finns to \\tifk in .slave labor BIIUBS. 'Tliut .section of Finlumi lius been cut oil, says [lie lU'd Slur, while the Cicv- mans loot nickel mines and forests. The Hus-siuns sny Die Ovrmnii strength In tlie north is compurn- (Ivcly small, and they are nppeal- iiiB lacltly to Hie Finns to revolt against the occupation forces. Hurt Drive Iti'porlcd The Gvrninn high command cliilms the Russians have opened another strong offensive on (lie southern front. This one Is In Romania, north of Insi, where the Nu- uls lulmlt the lied Army lias wcds- ed Into German positions. The Germans yesterday reported a Bed Army drive along the lower Dtiestr river in Hcfsnrubla and salt) the Russians were nltiicking (lie city of chislnnu. Moscow has not confirmed either of tliesc opcrntlons. However, the Soviets customarily announce new drives only uflcr they arc well under way. If the reports are true, the Hus- sions apparently arc heading south. Imvni'ds the Galntl Gap nt the base of the Tnnisylvaiiian Alps to avoid cutting due west across mountainous terrain. In Russia; the news today was concerned mainly with the siege of Sevastopol, the Ulnck Sea navnl base. 'Jhc siege Is gntlicrlufr momentum after a pause for moving up troops and equipment nflcr the Russians' whirlwind sweep through tlie Crimea. Defenders Protected The communique says the. Or- iiians and Russians arc defending the city from five points blnstal out of overhanging mountain crags similar to those at cassino, where neither bombs nor shells can penetrate. • In Poland, the Russians iiavd •seized a strategically important, hill in thp second dny of their attacks southeast of Stanlslnwow. A limk detachment stormed the hill, kllll;. ; £ nearly 200 Germans on the' slopes. Polish nilllfnry headquarters In London reveal that the Polish underground army Is working successfully at hampering the Geriiyms. The Poles liav c blown up three bridges west of Lwow, the Gcrnuin- held stroiiRhold in tho path of Ihc Red Army's drive into Poland towards Germany. The acMon was designed to affect tlie Nails' defense of that city. Another report from London're- veals that British and Russian planes have sunk or damaged 1C German ships In a series of attacks on enemy convoys off the Norwegian coast. Nicfio/so/i Discusses Shortage Of Teachers . n. Nicholson, .superintendent of the schools in Blythcvllle, was principal speaker at the meeting of Kwianis Club members held yesterday noon at -Hotel Noble. Mr. Nicholson pointed out Ihc critical situation as to rinding teachers anil the .serious need of additional revenue for the schools in order that higher salaries might be paid to Ihe teachers. Guests at the luncheon Included J. T. Giimi, H. E. Dvornchek of Little nock, district F.S.A. supervisor, and John Nicholson ol the Army Air Corps. Late Bulletins LONDON, A|ivll 27 (111') _ 1'ilii'e MlnKli'r \V. 1,. niui'Km- »lf Klnjj »f {'jinuiia lias tn-rlrril In l.uiidtin to :il(rml a rimfn-- ••Mfo of empire prime ministers, NAl'I.MS, April JiT (lll'l-Tho Italian coalition cabinet at Us first formal iiicctlnir lutlay vol- vil In postpone I'im.sldr-nilioii O I all major polllleal reforms until after the irur, liU'lndhiK (lie proposed elimination of the nii'iiaivhy, Nl-W YOUK, April 27 (II1M- 'I'lu^ Is'iiv.l rinllo wurnliiK .sy.sleni i-i'liortcd lain todiiy (li'at u .siroii/,' hnnilicr f<trcc «-;;s tt|i- priwi'hlni; Soiilhwr-st (irrniiiny ami 11 niinilirr of Allied jiinnrs :ilrr:n|y «MC iivcr tlm Wrslrrn liclfh. KTOCMUIOI.M, Aptil 27 (III 1 ) .—A illv|>.ilr!i from I!ud»in><>( la, " German mmsnaprr reports th;i( :fOO.(WO Ji'vvs from i-aslcrn iiiul nuillioaslrrn sri-llnns of KutiKary ur« nu«- Interned In so-calli'il I'tllcclloti cnm|>s, Tlie Nazis arc s;d,l l» liuve ninfls- fiitnl tlielr liomcv. Manila Wanls Representative Flecman Supporters Appeal To Voters To Back Candidate K. C. i Fireman of Mniilla hns aiilhoriy.cd Ihe Courier News lo formally mimnmce his candidacy for ropi'KiKiilutlre from Mississippi County, fceklnH the seat now held by W, p. Wells, also of Mnniln, who is mil M'fkini; io-elwlli»i. Mr. FliTiimn Is well known IliroiDjImiit !!>« K'.llrn county, <uirt has made finite a .success in his varied'businesses nllhouRh lie Is n yomiK num. He 1ms extensive furin- IIIR Interests, uperalrs n fleet of (nicks, n service .sliillon mid nui- llon picture .show.. lie Is one of (he liircost (n,vpiivcr.s ill lilt; t.ake Townnhln, nnd hna nlwnys been active in civic affairs of the (own and county, It has been pointed out hy friends. Ho Is a former president of lliu Manllii Mans Club nnd an active member of the Methodl.il church. " 'Gene', ns he Is known by his friends, was nreert by a jjomllv number of frlknv lownsiuen us v/«ll as friends Irom sections of tlic county lo enter this race so that in ,all fairness to Manllii, ,oi\c, of the four representatives '.from nils county should be from Mnniln, as is generally conceded as bel fair—the oilier three members l iiig from other .sections of tlic county." it wns snld today In a statement l)y friends. "If cleelccl, 'this will be (ho flr.sl. public office ever hold hy Mr. Plceman. and tic promises that lie will do Ills very best lo serve the entire county In a manner that would be picturing to nil tlic people he would represent. "His many friends and neighbors of Mnniln earnestly solicit the vole and .support of every quail- fled elector in Mississippi County for Mr. Plcenmn, tho only candidate for any office from Manila," New York Stocks A T & T Amor TobiiiTO ........ Beth Stccle Chrysler Gen Elccllic Cicu Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Inl Harvester North Am Aviation .. Republic Steel Stndon.iker Standard of N .) Texas Corp Packard U S Steel 157 1-2 (H 3-4 5B ill 1-2 M 5-8 80 3-1 '12 3-1 17 7-8 BB 3-<\ (! 1-8 1C 1-8 H 1-2 52 7-f) '18 1-8 3 7-8 51 3-8 Ark-Mo Engineer Commended For Course In Safety At BAAF Proudest possession of George D. Pollock. Jr., chief engineer of the •Arkansas-Missouri Power Corpora- lion, Is- a new, russet leather, finely made overnight bag. It was presented to him in thanks and appreciation by members of a class in accident prevention and safely precautions which he conducted at tho Blythovillc Army Air Field. Equally prized Is a letter of commendation from col. Kurt M. Lnn- don. commanding otficcr of the Field: 'I wish to take this opportunity to express to you, on behalf of the officers and men of this command, our mor.t sincere thanks for tho lime and effort given by you in the instructions of the class In. safety engineering. "It is realized that considerable time was involved in the preparation of the lessons for this course and that the effort will be more than justified in the dividends this field and other installations will receive from a better educated personnel. "Thank you again for a splendid Job well done." Mr. Pollock conducted the class cvcr v Tuesday and Friday nights •since January, a total of 12 hoiirs. in a class room in the Stibdijpot maintenance hangar. Ten completed the course and passed the examination Wednesday night, They are: R. W. Lovelt. Civilian Personnel safety inspector; Fred Calclfcll, plumber, and Joe Trlecbmsnn, George D. Pollock Jr. bookkeeper, both of Ihe Post Engineering Department; five Sub Depot employee.';, Including Fletcher King, warehouses superintendent; Gene Ifciilcy, maintenance foreman; Fletcher Scott, machlneshop foreman; Eugene Lusc, airplane inspector, nnd Robert Lawrence, night superintendent; and two officers Lieut. Joseph O. Parian Medical Corps adjutant, and Lieut George Syalt, assistant civilian ncr-, sonnel officer. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Tt Tireless Allied Bombing Crews Slug At French Invasion Coast Then Resume Blows On Reich TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS— Sweden Faces Possibility Of Nazi Invasion By JAMKH IIAHI'KII VJnlti'd I'ress SlaH Wrllcr S,wi!(lon nmy coii)« on Uio »[»& for the WHI-'H laol (tc ( oi's nru lonkin,; fnini Kuroiiu Hint, Goniiuiiv mtiv be niK mi invasion of its own, Stockholm roars'the Nir/.is pn lo coiiiilci-llic Alliwl llinist into wiisU.ni JOiirope will) u in noiihcrn Hunipo, t\Ki\\m(. Swwlon. out: Sizeable numbers of acrman libiiips, uroimd crews, air-borne ln- fanlry nnd paratroopcr.s «vc vc- VOHIMI to htive moved Inlo Denmark. Tlicse forces nro .said lo be equipped for bolh oirouse anil defense. Sweden bcllcvr-.s Iliolf In Kicatcr danger than at any point in Ihe war. even whan Gcrmuny occupied Norway and nu'nmark, Ttvi'iity-two clays nso a Stockholm newspaper reported Inlonsi; Nir/.I military activity, hi Norway near Ihe Swedish border. Numbers of labor pamps Wore snld lo hiwo been built from Oslfold In tho north to Trmidliolin In mld-NorwAy. The pnpcr said Oenmin inllliiiry activity has Brown to .such proportions (hat, NorwcBhins gciicrnlly expected an army In bu deployed nlotiK the frontier. A HOO-ncro plot nortli- ousl of Oslo mid 10 mllr,i from llio border hns been evacuated, norm's nnd cluirchc.s lmv (! focou rnnccl lo miike way for acrman mllUuru in- slcillatlons, Cluut Alrflelil Idillt Since Jiinuary. tlio paper Kays, Noriveyliin slave laborers hnvo been wnrkliiB on a ^lant alrha.sc only M miles from Sweden. 'Itic iilrhcld north of Oslo, only around 75 miles Mm Ihc frontier, also has been enlarged. On tbc surface, a German attack on Swiidnn would sran unlikely. Nazi manpower resources arc lo tho llmH, sure In Ihe: west..Is the Allied Invasion .prcs- inoimtliiB A»d uny come, at day. Yet, Germany may, find very sound rensons.for such an ul- Inck. ' "" In tlic first place cclmirc of Sweden would shrink communication lines lo Finhiiid and Norway. Naul troops noiv mttsl cross the 75-mllu- wlilc Skauerrak from Denmark to roach Finland. Allied capture of Denmark nnd Russian capture of Kslonla would scnl off acrman forces in Norway nnd Finland. However, troops in both nations Ji)ii,'lit pour cloivn tiiroiiRh Sweden for evncimtion across tlio Ualllc Sen to Germany proper. Mldit nisnipl All!«d Mans On lop of Uitil, Allied forces might Innd in Norway and drive across tho nation to wall off German forces In tire north, nut if Germany controlled Sweden, those troops might step across tile border nnd find a way home, Also, by Invading Sweden Germany might hone lo delay tlie llmclnbic for the Allied Invasion of Western Europe. Hitler may figure thnl the Allies would feel duty-bound lo dUpalcli nid to the Swedes (bus delaying tho opening of n western front. Also Germany may realize K.s need to safeguard its last big remaining supply of Iron ore, Since lie lost the Krlvol nog mines In nuwln Hitler has been more tlinn ever dependent on the flvc-lo-lO-milllon tons of ore he nets annually from Sweden. The Swedes know tlicli- days' of neutrality may be numbered and they're ready. They recently picked a new commnndcr-ln-chlef of all armed forces a General Jung, and n HOW army chief who, oddly enough, Is named W. Archibald Douglas. General Douglas Is a descendant 'of a Scottish officer who fought under King Gustavus Adolphus In the 30-Years War, Extensive maneuvers In guerrilla warfare have been going on In n Swedish province adjoining Norway, The men In that area have been ordered to carrv iirms. even when at work, to ward off a possible sur- cent of Sweden's prtsc attack. Over IB per budget b dcvolcd to defense. The nalion Is believed lo hnvc roughly one million men under Two Men Die In Tennessee Rail Accident MIJMl'HIf). April 27 <U.t')—Two crewmen ol the Louisville and Niishvlllu Railroad's crack Pan- Ainerletin piisscnuer trnlii riiiiulu)! between Memphis and Cincinnati were killed lodny, and another crow menilM.'!- nnd a number of t>n«M>iw>i-.s- seriously injured when the train derailed near Keeling, about 35 mlle.i north of Memphis. The dcud nru Hnnhieer c, J. l-owlji, ami Fireiiiiin j. p. Thnra«- niorton, both <>f Memphis. Conductor M. It, Hum, of Memphis, received a shoulder Injury and wus taken to n hospital. A Memphis H'immn, Identified ns Mrs. Lclln.Mnc ficoll, was seriously Injured. Hallway otllcltils «alil (hat u special train was bohiK niddc up lo return Hie passengers to Memphis, . Three pnsseiiffci- cmiclics were oyerliirncd, .two dcnillcd. and left upright across tile (rnckB. Only the pullman and dlnlni! cnrs remnlned on Ihc tracks. Ambiiinnce.s Irour, Memphis went to the scene < Serious Floods May Skip State Only More Rainfall Will Send Streams < To,Danger Point LITTLE ROOtf, April 27 (OP) — Unless more hnrd rains full, .Arkansas may not get any dangerous floods In the ncnr future. 'I1ie weatherman says that although the Arkansas river is flooding ninny localities in Oklahoma, fight now It doesn't appear that the high water will be bud below the Oklahoma line. The ArkniLsiu; river stands at 2l.n'fcet at Fort Smith, Just two (enths below the flood level of 22 feet. H rose 2 nnd 6 lenlhs feet In 24 hours. But the ,White and lllack rivers were above flood levels on at, least four polnl-s loday. At Black Rock, the Rlack river dropped a toot during the lust 24 hours but it still is more than 0 feet above Hood level. Georgetown, with a flood stage of 22 feet, hi« water around the 28- foot mark. The While river at Des Arc is four-tenths above flood level nnd at Clarendon It Is 27 and 6 lentils feet, a foot nnd n half above flood level. Camden. on the Onabhlla river, hns 31 and a half feet today. The overflow stage there is 28 feet. At Arkadelpliln, (he river dropped 3 nnd a half feet in 24 hours and it now stands nt 13 feet, some four feet below Ihc flood mark. Wadley Funeral Will Be Held Tomorrow Afternoon Mineral services will be held tomorrow afternoon. 2 o'clock, at arms with about 50 squadrons of Cobb Funeral Home for Mrs. G. C planes. The Swedish navy is un-wadlcy, 55. found dead Monday rtersiood lo consist of eight battle- morning at her home with a gun ships, two cruisers, one carrier. 25 n i i,cV side destroyers, 16 torpedo boats. 32 submarines and over 200 smnller vc.s- «els. Several other warships are under construction. Suction's alr-condltloncd raid shelters arc probably the most modern in the world. It hns ntr raid wardens, home defense units nnd 85.000 women in Piuxillary services. Recently, General Jung look to the air to tell Sweden that It nimt step tip Its defense preparations even more. Said he: "Anything might happen." Fuel Oil Causes Alarm An excess of fuel oil flowing inlo In HI health, she also had been despondent since loss of her farm home because of the •BlythevlUe Army Air Held . establishing its base on laud long owned and farmed by this family, ft was said. No inquest was held because an Investigation revealed the gunshot apparently wns self-Inflicted wllh the gun fired close to' her leuiplc. Although police declined to Issue a statement. Funeral services were delayed so that a son and a daughter, living at distant points, could attend. Tlic Rev. W. F. Nash, pastor of Church of the Nnzarene, and the Hev. Clifford L. Thacker, pnstor a stove caused a fire run today nt' of the Full Gospel Tabernacle, noon to the residence of Mr. and will officiate with burial at Elm- Mrs. John Hnrsctl, 101 Dougan, Damage was confined burned on the stove. to paint Chicago Rye open high low close prcl May . 123-X 130?i 156',f I30W 149S July . 120 128S 127U 128',S I27K wood Cemetery. Weather ARKANSAS-Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Friday; slightly cooler this afternoon and tonight. Flak Is Terrific But Nazi Planes Offer No Fight /Pas De Calais Area Takes Heavy Pasting 1 From Yank Bombers , Hy United Tress 'Hide's no Ict-up In the ceaseless rnln of bombs on Axis Europe. Today's Ameilcan assault.?' mo concentrated against the enemy's. dofeivhC'! alonjf tlie Invasion coast This moinlng's raids, bcileved to bo t!io hardest yet In the 11-day inc-hwaslon assault, were hlghlioht- t<i by n crublilng blow on the Pns do Culals strip in Northern France. Some ISO American Fortress?? and Uterntois, carrying maximum bomb loads on a short, trip, hit that area limlci « envoi of 600 or more figh't- ci planes llicy mot furious anif- filicnift flic, but no Nazi fighter hiteifcicncc lliindrcds of other Ameilcan and HiILish Mirplancs of all tyjws also .sliultlcd bni,k and fortlf ncrow tlio Channel In nlmosl endless piradcs during tho morning ' Other Areai Under Allick And thli afternoon, Mustang and Thunderbolt, lighter-bombers of the Ameilcan Ninth Ah Foice attacked five Impels in Belgium, Including ciiojiiy-cuiilrolled rnllyariJs: Earlier, LlBlitiilntss 'limnderbolts and Mus- liiiigs had rnkcd Gcinian airdromes lu Franco. With the latest pie-Invasion offensive now u cluys old, Amerknn Scqi clary of War Strmson B»ys the OeuiiHiis iimlaiiWedly are hoarding iomo of tlicli fighter plane reserves for, tho time thoy Judge to bo nh ej^ti emu mnernonoy, such as Invasion day Hut, the secrrluiy goes on, it h Iwcomlng more and more apparent that Die iiYcrnjjo of German resistance h decreasing and becoming less ;orceful,_ ,; ^ t "^ ', ' , . AS a ciwje in polnlrstlmsoVf|>olnt- ctl out the Balkah situation. Time was, he snys, wlich an attack on the I'loeatl Oil,Fields in Romania was a costly viinUire for the Allies But the blast recent attack on Ploesti nnd Bucharest, lie addi, v^os made with a loss of less than two pc.r cent of tho',bombers. • - • Meet Plenty of Hak ' * ' Cicltlhg back to today's rotds. the rorlrc&s nnd Llberaloi crews which attacked Pus do Calais, rciwrlt the /inli-alrcraH, (ire was terrific One Portress relumed with more lhaif 50' flak holds In It Some of (ho "crew * mcmbcrB credit their Halt sulls with saving their lives But dcsplW^the furldiis barrage the crewmen «port good tombing results ^,» The Inleiislvo anti-alrcrtft oppo- ', Billon, IneUcntally, may explalr> theV weakness of Gcnnuti opposition during last night's ITA^riWover Essen, once among tlie most J,otly contested areas In Qermany.,.British flieii call Ihclr rild on'-Eiaen a'"cake wnlk.' Abfl they banrd the g«es.s tliat the Uck ot grounKflrc prolmb ly Indicate* that Ihe^cnemv has moved mahy ol hl» defense guns to the invasion coast, Tlie British also raided Schiyelnlurf with their big bombers |asl night, and Mostiuitocs hit Hamburg. N'lCzl Bombers Prowl Tlic dcrhmns for their part, claim their bomber!; hit shipping concent trations In Portsmoutli and other English harbors last night The English southeast coast did have some relatively sharp enemy raids during the night, but there's no information on the targets. r The'Nazi version, 6r'course,;; Idicates^that they're trying to break up Allied preparations for the coming second night. However, It appears..'.that tho Germans arc not the only ones anticipating invasion. Sweden also is showing considerable concern about a possible'Nazi invasion other territory because of the reported big- scale German troops movement in nearby Denmark. ' In the Mediterranean Theatre, an Allied commilnltjiie reveals that nine enemy ships have been sunk and two delroyers damaged in a series of night operations off the west coast of Italy. ,rlo dates, however, arc given. ' ••••.•••• •> And In the Adriatic, Marshal Tito's Yugoslav Partisan forces have captured the west end of Korcula island, less than a mile off the Dalmatian coast. Some observers thing the seizure may be an attempt lo provide a springboard for an Allied invasion into the Balkans. New York Cotton ; open high low close pr.cl. Mar. . 1959 1960 1955 I960 1955 May . 2122 2125 3122 2125 2121 July .2074 2076 2070 2076'2071 Oct. . 3002 2004 1999 2003 1999 Dec. . 1981 1982 1971 1981 1978 N. 0; Cotton open high low close pr.cl.. Mar. . ,1963 1963 1961 1962 1960 May ; 2135 2138 2135 5137 2135, July . 2087 3089 208« 2089 .2084, Oct.'. 2005-2005 2002 2005 I2002!, Dec. . 1080 1086. 19f3 .1934 1031

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