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SAVE ME! I am valuable to the War Effort! Tww nr\A«TKT A mm *,.r,i,.^. n . _ _ *^^ ^^t^M ^K* ^Br VOL. XLI. NO. 34 Blylhcvllle Daily News Blylhcville Herakl Blylhcvlllc Courier Mississippi Vnliey Leader DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST AUKAM8AB AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI _BLYT11BVIU,K, ARKANSAS, KlilDAV, Al'lilh 28, CLAIMS SECRETARY OF I r/w Boy Scouts w//co//*ct your Scrap Pope/every Saturday. SINGLE COPIFS FIVE CEN^fj Airdromesjhi France Blasted For Coiirttf Post Alexander Withdraws As A Candidate For Job of Tax Assessor Doyle Henderson, now municipal court JudBc of tlic Chickasiiwba District, Mississippi County, will become Mississippi County tax assessoi Jan. 1, Oscar Alexander, who announced tor Ihc ollice early in the year, withdrew late yesterday afternoon from (lie race leaving Judge Henderson, who flh'd an hour before the filing deadline Wednesday, without opposition. Tliis race has held several surprises, with Bob Greene or Reiser , Jailing to pay his filing fee prior to , Ihc deadline and Henderson H "last jninule" candidate. Issues Slaiemenl Following oiliclal withdrawal from the race by informing Jesse Taylor, chairman of the Mississippi Coimly Democratic Central Committee, Alexander issued a statement today In which he gave his reason for leaving the race. After opposition developed from the north end of the county, a long strenuous campaign nppenrcd inevitable and upon advice of his physician and friends he decided not to risk his health, he said. He will continue as a member of the staff nt the Blytheville ollice of the Arkansas Revenue Department, instead of leaving" the"'office imme- '.[ diately, )>e-tald; ,< His statement followst-V'When I announced from this cncl of the county, I naturally expected the support of friends and I wisli.to ex-, tend my sincere thanks to my Irlericiv for their support anil confidence .and for the encouragement given mc...'.-,, 1 .^ >' _ "i .W9uUr•yr.-.iltt Campaign ;..A_ "I had riot anllc^ia'ted ii stre'nuoiis campaign' and since my opposition in the south end of the county withdrew nnd I have opposition in the north end of the county, it looks like it would be necessary for me to wage a long, hard campaign. "Due to my physical condition, 1 was afraid I would not be able to make the strenuous campaign necessary to win, having recovered recently from a serious illness and still being under the care of the doctor. "I became afraid that 1 would liave.to do in tlic middle of the race what I am doing now so I decided I would get out while I could do so without hurting any of my friends, so nobody is obligated, so nobody would be 'sold' out' and so that I could remain with the Stale Reve : nue Department as. inspector for this county. "Acting on the advice of my physician and friends, and due also to the extreme shortage of gasoline and (ires which would make it impossible for me to conduct a house to house campaign like I would need to, I have tt'Hhdrawn." Presents Air Medal For Missing Gunner While the entire military ijersonnel of (he Biylhcville Am Landon, commanding officer, presented Mrs. clem c. I3oirai Scryl. Charles Clay Bowen, aerial gniincr missing The above picture, marti afternoon, shows: left to righl-rCapt. No !e by a member of (he BA AP iiliotogniptiic i of Osceola the Air Medal for her son, Tech. in action since Docc«il>ci'. staff during the ci'rcinnn.v rman A KavamuiBh. past adjutant who rend the-cllntlon Brig. Gen. Robert H. Dimlop, acting general of the War Department' Colonel Mr. Bowen, Maj. Charles E. Lay ton, post administrative Insiiceloi" Mai officer, and Capt. R. V. Norflcet, intelligence officer, stnndliig" directly bell Harry L. McGuire, nosi executive officer. The presentation was made at a formal retreat parade ceremony. of Landon anil Mrs. Uowun, Mlllnrd s. I'tnilsh, materiel "d Mr. Bowen is Lieut. Col South Of Paris s Obliterated Forfrcss Formations Also Hit Cherbourg On Northern Coast LONDON, MARCH M (UI'l—The Allied nlr offensive aisnlnsl Niml EMropc Is lieiidlnij lownnl n new hluh on nils, the 12th dny of m 1KC . ICK.S pre-liiviisluii n.ssimltf; Anicrlcnn Flying l''orlrcsscs ul- rciMly-hBVc wivrk'd out (wo heavy bomliurdments loilny In Viimcc, In the first, they pounded n Nu/.l airfield cit Avord, 130 miles south of Purls. Returning pilots sny the lin- BQl \vns olillltcrnted <lciii>llv heavy linll-iiircnifl opijoslllon and some flglilcr-iilunc resistance. Lnter, another fleet of fort,s al- Inckcd the Cherbourg 'm-oii ui) Iho French northwestern const, in between these two massive ussnults, American Mcti; urns, anil LlslUning House Group Favors Proposed Investigation of Ward Seizure ' WASHINGTON, April 28 (U.P.)— The House Rules Committee has approved a resolution. calling-fpv a Con- fiisssioyal investigation of the. 1 - .seizure . 'of Monlgon-'e'ry Ward and Company. Tlie resolution was offered l;v Republican Congressman Charles'Dewey of Illinois, in whose district the seized plant stands. However, the Jiulcs Cainiiiillee chairman, Adolph Sabatli also oi'Illinois, has supported the government's action declaring, 'Montgomery Ward is not greater than the government: However. Sabath's stand was »- counlered quiekly hy Congressman Jto Allen of Illinois, who said — 'I've had more calls on this than on anything in years. If the government can take a store building t can lake your home." Sabalh asked his colleagues: "If Dell Airman iLost On Raid Over Germany Another flier from this section is missing in action. Sergt. Howard L. Evans. 20, of Dell, has been missing over Germany since April 11. the War Department has informed liis wife, the former Miss Sue Crafton of Deli. An upper local gunner and engineer on a Flying Fortress, Sergeant Evans is believed to have been on his first mission when shot down. Receiving a letter daily since he arrived overseas until this mission, being based in lie had told of England and in the last letter lold of tiis belief that he was to begin the task for which he had been preparing. He left tlic United Slates March 1. Sergeant Evans, on of Mrs. Pearl Evans and the late Howard Evans of Dell, has two brothers in the armed forces. Pfc. Eugene Evans, of the Marines, has been stationed in (lie Southwest Pacific for 18 months, and Scrgl. Lyman Evans of the Infantry now at Livingston, La. A former student at Dell High School, he later farmed before filtering the Army Air Forces 18 ^noiilhs ago. Married a few weeks after volunteering, he visited his family lost Winter, leaving Nov. 22. He received his basic training Bl Blytheville Army Air ricld when this school operated that department and also was at Gulfporl, Miss., before being sent to gunnery school at Las Vegas. Nev., and combat schools Ht Pyote, Texas, and Sioux City, Iowa. t isn't a fact that (he very people who demanded the government lake over the coal mines arc demanding ve do not do this." Bewey Answers But Dewcy continued to press for consideration of his resolution, and said coal is a definite war material. And he added—"a merchandising house is in the same class as any small country store ill any hamlet of this country." Dewe.v's supporters, who included many Democrats, demanded that the investigation lie carried out M determine, as they put it, "whether the Constitution and the Bill of Righls still prevail." In Chicago, counsel for Montgomery Ward asked the Federal Court to set aside an injunction restraining company officers from interfering with government operation of the firm. The injunction was issued late last night nt Ihe request of Attorney General Biddle.. The companys petition claims the government has not shown thai, Montgomery Ward was a producer of war goods. Avery Siill Barred As the company moved into court. Undersecretary of Commerce Taylor who is in control of the planl, again' Russians Gain, in Reports nferShol After Argument =. Walfer'Ross Faces ' ri Charge Of Assaulting Luther L. Bcardcn • An argument over rent money resulted' in Luther L. Bcnrdeii, 55- year-old' carpenter being shot by Walter J. HOSS, S3, another carpenter, who Inter confessed to the shooting it was announced today by Deputy Sheriff Don S. Haley, dcpuly sheriff. Bcardcn, shot through Ihc back of (he right mm nnd In the palm of tlic right hand, was resting very well today nt Blytheville Hospital. Ross has been released under $500 bond on a charge of assault with Intent lo kill. Hearing hn.s been set for Tuesday morning in Municipal Court. Officers said the shooting look Place at the Simon P. Lee property Drives In Romania Go Against Germans; Moscow Still Silent By United Press Moscow still is silent nlwut. two | Iioss ' his shotgun over his new Red Army offensives the!™' 1 to U' c sllc nt 8 o'clock Ibis on Hlgliu'Ry fil North, where Bcar- ricn was employed In building house. Pighler-Ilotnbers, ripped Inlo at lenst Iwo inoie entity (tlidniiucs In Prance. Over n 2>!-honr period nn to this inonilni;. the unprecedented nlr bombimhnenl of the continent Imd reached the record pilch of BOO-tons oi bombs an hour being dropped, eight-tons a minute, It hit blockbnster-u-second peak Iwfore daylight today when British Laucnstors raided Frlcdrlchsliiifcn, in southwest Germany. Eleven hundred tons of bombs were dropped by the RAP In ten minutes. The whole city was turned into a massive sea of fire. And flames were visible for more limn 100 miles from tlic center of the great Kcupclln works mid rncliir factories. The Germans lust night «cni some planes over England, prcsumiibly in nu effort to discover Ihc lalcsl lu- vaslon vjjoiiarijtlnnii.. . •' The Nn'te':ii|iW-ci«iy arc as ^car- fill .of a soulheru as well us u west- urn Invasion, The Greek government. In exile has received n report that Axis occupation imtliorltles have declared the wholo const of Greece n war KOUC, Nay.l Iroop re- Inforccincnls nrc said to have moved Inlo the conslal areas, and the waters off shore tire reported being heavily mined. TOOAlfS WAR ANALYSIS Bombers Get Plenty of Gas For Offensive Hy JAMES HAttFElt United I'reM SUff Writtt Allied plnnc.'i were «blc to intwc) an offensive iiBalusl Hitler's «up ply itiu's only ucciuixe Ui t .| r , )wt supply lines wfi''o secure. For months, they've been hum mCTltignwnynl Ctcrninn Industries pnrUculnrly aim-aft plants, Bui days ago, they opened u .sworn offensive, iilmwl at cutting t lie com- nnmli-allou.s lines fccdlnj; Iron Hitler's manpower and .supply reservoir In Oermiiuy lo the Invasion coast. Never could thej have pressed Ihe billion ntarllni this new cr,n>pnl«n hud (heir owi conununleatlon.s not been ironclad. Every gallon <>r gasoline biinie< by the big bombers hacking a 1 Hitler's supply lines must be brought (o ISnttlnixl from overseas And those bombers drink gasoline "Plenty. A foiir-cnsliied heavyweight soaks up 200 Billions am hour. In (luce hours of Hying nt iivcrngu speeds, It will use over tw. tons of fuel. British I'otrolcumScc- Rites To Honor Sgt. Dougherty Planned May 7 a , of Germans insist have been launched on the Romanian front. But Berlin says the Russians morning where he uccoslecl Bearden, Mr. Haley said. Officers were told hy Ross that have made progress in both drives.' " lc '"'° l!lp " ll!ul n " argument over For one thing, the Germans claim Soviet forces have broken Ihroiigli defense posldons aroifiid the Romanian rail junction of lasi. Secondly, they say Red Army units pierced Nazi lines in a drive toward Chisinau, Bessarabia. If the enemy reports are true, it would appear that the Russians were picking up (heir plan lo make a bid for the Ploesti oil fields. Chisinau leading to controls a the Galall highway Gap—the gateway to the Galatl corridor which runs between Ihe foothills of the Carpathians and Ihc mouths of (he Danube to plocstl itself. A Soviet communique does report instructed soldiers patrolling the 011C action on the Romanian Horace Mann, famous American educator, was born on June 4, 1790. Plant to bar Sewell Avcvy. head of the firm, from the building, except for the annual stockholdf's meeting today. However, Avery did not appear, and the stockholders adjourned to a hotel for their meeting. Senator Wheeler, ',>f Montana, lias introduced a bill to exempt all pre-war fathers, 30 and older, from the draft. War Production Chief Donald Nelson reports that March munitions production rose 3 per cent over February. However, he added that the output of the most urgently needed weapons fell two per cent short of over-all goals. Tlie OPA announces that eight popular canned vegetables will be added temporarily lo the ration free list in a move to free storage space for new crops, The new point-free canned items are tomatoes, corn, asparagus, beets, leafy greens, spinach, black- eye peas and garbanzo beans—all in number two cans. Chicago Rye May , opcn high low close pr.cl. July . 128 130 IS 128V front. But it sounds like a defensive action. The communique says a Russian artillery barrage killed nearly three thousand enemy troops massed for an attack. *The Germans also were stymied in Ihcir attempts to counter-attack in Poland. The Russians arc said to have killed some 600 Nazis in two sectors on the southern approaches to Lwow. In the Crimea. Soviet torpedo boats and planes, participating In the siege of Sevastopol, have sunk four more German landing barges trying to run the Russian blockade to Romania. New York Cotton Melt. May . July . Oct, Dec. , open high low close pr.cl. 1955 2120 2071 2000 1977 1956 19-14 1944 2122 2111 2111 2071 29S1 2061 2000 1985 1986 1977 19CG 196S 1960 2125 207S 2003 1981 N. 0. Cotton 130 130',', 12104 1413J 12814 : Men. May July Oct open 1959 2133 2083 '2002 1078 high lo«- close pr.cl. 1959 1950 1958b 1962 2134 2127 2127 2137 2084 2076 2077 2089 2002 1070 1989 1060 1989 2005 rent for a house at "1705 Vine, owned by Ross nnd rented by Beardcn. before be fired the gun. Fifteen shot entered Bcnrdcn's arm nnd hnncl. There were no eye witnesses to the actual shooting, but several persons heard 'he gun nnd saw 'ihe wounded man running nway from Ross. They stopped Bcardcn and removed him to Blytheville Hospital. Ross went to the police station, whcr,, he gave himself up, officers said. Scrgl, William T. Dnuglicrly, son if Mr. iind Mrs. A. T. Dnuglicrly of Wilson, lost his life April 4, somewhere In England, his parents have been Informed by (he Wnr Department. Dctnils of his death In line oi duly have not been divulged. Sergeant Dougherty also leaves two sisters, Miss Edith Dnughcrty nnd Mrs. Harry Wilson of Wilson, ami two brothers, Hay Uaiislierty of Dctrnll and Lieut, j, A. Daugh-; crly of Yale University, New Haven Conn. Memorial services will be held Sunday, May 7, 11 n. in., at Fjrst Baptist Cliureh of Wilson, in honor of Sergeant Daugherty. Geoffrey l.loyd revealed some lime ago Unit hi DUO 24- hour period British and Amcrlcur plunes Imrl consumed five mllllor. gallons. The 1155 American nlrcrnU which recently dropped 1200 ton.s on llreiiieit nnd VCKCsnefc burned over one million gallons. In Mi- riiary alone, the Untied Stales nnd Ninth Air FTorce.v, linsec In Britain, used Up more than 10 million gallons of 100-oclnuc fuel And some of Ihose heavy bumbert must pack a Ion of avlnllon fuel for every two lolls of bombs lhc> ferry over Germany. 1'iiel (inverns Cargo '1'ho amount of bomb. 1 ; or supplier liny plane cnti carry Is severely limited by tho she of Us fuel load. I r or Instniice, If a 70- ton acrlnl frol(jhler slmllnr to Iho Mars were to load fuel for tlio 12.800 mile trip to Egypt, the quanV llty^ of • freight <. It, could cnrry \v\jtild- hi! exactly'jTflro."In ijcnernl present car«o lines operating: 1 on lung wnler routes consume froii: one to four Ions of fuel for every ton of crtt'BO they cnrry. All Ihls means only one Ihlng The Allies had to win the battle of the Atlantic before they coulci wade Into tho battle for dermal) communications, in other words, they hud to secure llieir own supply lines before they could launcl an lines of Ilic'enemy. all-out atlack on Iho supply ' of a sinking .' by was Dcceinbur ' 30 Illinois Dikes Threatened By Mississippi NEW YORK, April 28 CUP)—'Ihc Mississippi River still Is threatening lo surge over levees in soulh- eni Illinois. Last night, more than 500 -[amines residing In tlie area were evacuated when It became evident the levees are in danger of crumbling under the force of the turbulent waters. The danger is not expected lo ease after the weekend. Meanwhile Ihc rain Is conllnulng lo fall In Kansas and Missouri. And showers are forecast for tomorrow in Indiana and Illinois. However the weather bureau says the rain won't M heavy cnoueh to affect the flooded areas further. In Oklahoma, a major flocd appears to have been averted on the Arkansas river which has begun receding. So far flood conditions in six mid- western slates have put more than one-million acres under water, and lave causer! the death of at least 13 persons. Chicago Wheat Missouri Child Struck By Auto Dashes Across Road To Purchase Tablet; Seriously Injured A six-year-old school girl has been seriously Injured because she needed a writing Inblet. Nellie Sue Moscr of Tyler, Mo., was struck by a car yesterday while crossing the road In front of the Cooler, Mo., school en route to a small store there where school supplies are sold. Her right leg is broken above the knee and she has a fractured skull and severe cuts on her Jaw and head. Sllc Is at Walls Hospital. Jack Sigler, 30, driver of tl;e car, was not held after an Investigation In which officers declared the nc- cldent unavoidable. Darling across the road hurriedly at tlie brief recess time, the child failed to sec the car as there Is a sharp curve where the school Is lo- Thc IKtle girl's father Mitchell Moser is In Iho Navy now ilatioii- cd at Farragut. Iowa, but her mother Is at her bedside liere The accident was witnessed by James Cassidy, principal of the Cooler school, as he looked over The bntllc of Ihc Allanllo o.p- Piiically has been won, The -Inut announcement enemy notion Tlic Allies now iiro boosting thei shipping pool by approximately MX vessels a (lay, and Increased emphasis Is being placed on lankcr.s. One of those tankers, plying bc- tweon the Unllcd slates nnd Britain, brings enough loo-C;C'.ane gasoline for Ihrce one-lhousatid-plano rnfcls on Germany. And Allied ulr- nen always have needed far more gasoline per raid than German Iillols. For every mile that n Nazi bomber must fly lo attack Britain, nn Allied bomber must ily llncc over Nazi territory. Civilians Sacrifice Gns Thus, as tho air war mounls in fury, more and more gasoline is going into airplane lankc Instead of civilian automobile tanks. Only last week, Petroleum Coorcilnalor Ickes warned llial the Invasion will require "unbelievably largo' quantities of oil product. East coast civilian motorists he said, must keep consumption nt a minimum. Thus, gasoline thai ordinarily goes for a Sunday afternoon pleasure trip must be used in the Irip to Uerlin. A single .squadron of 18 United States Navy bombers consumes 11.000 gallons 100-octatic gasoline In au average day's operations. 'Ilinl's nearly us much carotin? us the average American inoiorisl uses In 20 years of pencc-tlinn driving. The Navy's Corsair fighters burn up 85 gallons of gasoline In an hour. Getting 15 miles lo the gallon, a motorist could travel from New York to Minneapolis on llml amount. American motorists may not bo getting much gasoline, but American Army and Navy airmen arc gelling all ihey need. Thus, once again, the Allies have given the lie to Germany. One year ago on May 7, the Nazi-controlled Paris radio said: Britain may won have lo limit her air activities since large-scale raids demand enormous, quantities of fuel supplies." Mew York Stocks T & T 156 5-8 iner Tobacco 617-8 elh steel 58 1-8 hrysler 82 1-1 ARKANSAS- Tncrcnslng clondi- c " Electric 35 3-4 ness this afternoon. Mostly cloudy' Gen M ol ° r s 57 3-8 tonight and Saturday. Showers and Montgomery Ward 42 1-2 thunderstorms Saturday and ln,NY Central 177-3 Weather Chief Who Direcied s Expansion Dies Unexpectedly WASHINGTON, April 28. (U.P.)-Sectclary of Navy M-iink KIIOX IH doiul. : ; • ' 'riio iiwiii who Ijiiill America's navy into the wmlii's Ki-cnlesl loot d,e<l today nl Urn age of 70, on the eve of llil.s counlry'a Kroiitcsl bnUle.s. The UoKlon-honi wibincl official, H Republican i niou'Htii: iKlminislr-Hliou, WHS n former soldier tin navy num. Under III'H disiislcr of 1'enrl Harbor force in (he .world, Knox diotl of in a turned Hie nnvy rose fiom the giealesl KIIOX (lictl of a hcarl ailment suffered on Sunday in ' Mmieli^,' N H. Ho Ima.Kono there to attend fuuer* HuivictM for informer business piirtner, ,J. S. Muehlinir. Knox Fought Many Ideas Of New Deal WASHINGTON, April 28 IU!'>— The untimely passing of Kuox eel n brilliant career. Hy profession he was a Journalist, rising from u sivmll-lowii news- mill) lo fj.iln controlling Interest of lhfc Gliluiiio DallyNows. As nn editor, ho fouidit nil the domestic )>i>l- cles of the Now Dciil. Including Ihe Wagner Act nnd Social Security. Knox wns n Republlciui. Hut he Ilkwl lo cull himself a radical The MIC point on which Konx Imd nhvnys .nerccd with I Roosevelt was the building ot a lo-uceim navy mid strong defenses. Ills vigorous campaign lo- wurd thai end, coupled wllli politic-ill expediency, evidently brought iilm his appointment ris scurclnry of (he Nnvy. In .President RoosovcH's cnbluet, , • • ' '.Bill hard work kepi him there. He wns (jlven a largo siinro of credit In 'the campalKti' to "give lire United Slates the largest, navy In the world. In October of !!)«, Ktipx declared, "The United-Slnlcs now 'ins tliu must powerful flcel atloni.' Liked Kxdlcmcni Knox had n hankering for bffl- clnl Inspection trips, especially when they Involved Kama excitement. .On one occasion he ran lulo n 00-mllc- nn-ltoiir gale while vlslllng » Brlt- sh naval task force. The rudcly- fiiced. sleeky secretary of Ihc Navy boarded a small launch' which ploughed and rolled through heavy sens. Plnnlly. the craft pulled iii> alongside the Brlllsh flagship, tho 3tikc of York. Knox struggled up the ladder .shouting, "I can't keep v bloody hat onl" Knox wns not a navy iimn by .raining. Ho was born 70 yearn ngo n Boston, Muss., the son of an oyster nnd lobsler merchant. As young man, Knox wanted to be teacher nnd went.io n Presbyterian school In Michigan, Alma . There lie mtutc a reputn- .lon as n tesclwll plnyer nn(J n icllow wlio could handle his lists. iCnox sii|)i)0rlcd litniscK by spail- nK dnrrtcns for fnculty wives anil inlnihig slgas on barns. There's n ninor. never confirmed, Ihnt lie once painted titvlpcs on tlio "csldenl's horse, and drove it nrouncl the campus. Was "Rniijjh-Itlcter" The Spanish-American war lured he young student Into Teddy Rooscvelts rough - riders. Knox charged up San Juan Hill, got a >ullet through his hat, nnd rcturn- *d to Grand Rapids with malaria, lyseiitcry nnd glory. Not long nf- crwards he wns offered a report- rs job on a. newspaper at a sal- ry of $22 a week. Tlic rising young ournitllil accepted, settled down lo n'Ork nnd married lib childhood wecthcarl, Annie Rccd. One year liter the two danced a Jig on the lining room tnblc of their board-: ng house to celebrate his promo- ion lo city editor. He worked hard, saved $500 and wllli a little borrowed money he nrchased n weekly paper at Snult Salute Marie, Mich. Knox did well vllh his newspaper until the Fi.rsl Vorld War when he enlisted as a rlvatc in the United States Army. Ic returned home n colonel. He attracted the attention of Wlliam Randolph Hearst who made Cnox general manager of 27 news- apers, But Knox resigned five cars later because he disagreed vlt Hearst on policies. Leaving Ihls 50.000 a year Job, he bought con- 'rtuehling. As soon n-i KIIOX returned lo Washington, his physician ordered him to bed. But another and worsts heart attack' developed on Tucfdny. And he died today at 12:08 p. m C'entKi! Wai Time. .lust after his death. ActinB-scc- iclaiy of Navy Porrcstal innde the nnnoiinccmeiil In siileirin tones ov- ci the Ni^y Department's loud SDcakci system The nowi camc,«n-> n fomjilcto .suriirhc lo ninny of the ' icciclary's filcnds and ' associates H wns only the third time in Kmn'i long nnd active life Hint lie had been bed-ridden The serl- oiiiness of hi? illness wai not generally known, which added to the soncrnl shock The Navy said yes- lerday only that' ho,«ns .suf/eilrig fiom a gastio-lnlestlnal upset com- pllcnte<l by cllz/liless , Plain, for the funeral hat; not ycl been made. U h belloicd Ihnt Forrc^tnl will continue us aetlnp secretary, at least until after the political conventions.- ' ' ' At the time of Knox's death, tlic iwvy he hnri built into such a powerful sUlklng foicc wns mounting n slronjr olfenslvc' -in the I'ncltio and inopniliiR lo tale part In the coming invasion of Europe. ^ / -> SoWe weeks ago, 'the secretary \k- ^ „'. \calcd UiAl th6 Navy" now' numbers * 11101 e than Hint of any other powc: nticl iTisols still nre sliding down th<S w'ajs In shlpyaids all over the rounliy, Tn the air, tile Navy now h cnpftljle of assembling 1000 plane i aids agaltwt the Japanese. Kno\ directed this great expansion fiom his office !ri Washington. Yet, he never lived to see U.H 1 culmination' in the defeat of Jar pan and Germany. ,, Hubert O.Owens Dies Last Night , Long Illness Fatal To Retired Farmer; ' Funeral Tomorrow s n Hubert David Owens, well known retired farmer of nenr Manila, died "nst night nt Walls Hospital He came exactly at three years of ft Inlercsl 3ally News. In the M'ay 1060 1084 July ,' noij 171 high low close pr.cl. rushed to the highway nnd nicked 73 * m.i: mn. na^im the child, who wns brwtfit 1731i 173 170U 170-H here. northwest portion tonight. Fresh to occasionally strong winds Saturday. The minimum temperature here last night was 45 degrees, maximum yesterday 84, according to the official thermometer. Int Harvester G9 1-4 North Am Aviation 81-8 Republic Stce! 16 1-4 Slndard of N J 53 Texas Corp PJicknrd . U S Sto-el 48 1-8 4 51 1-4 vns G8. Death nldnlght, in 111 health kidney ailment, ha 1 ! condition be- :ame more serious two weeks ago ind he was removed to the hos- >ltal. Born ot Scnatobla, Miss., he lived there until 19 years.ogo when lie moved lo Western Mississippi County. He farmed until, ill health forced his retirement. He ? made his home with a.soil, A. C. Owens of tho Lost Cane '= Community. Funeral services will .be held tomorrow afternoon. ; 2 o'clock, at Little River Baptist church, by the Rev. Vf. P. Flowers of that community atid Ihe Rev. E. C. Pearrow of Scarcy.-.ivith burial at Maple Grove Cemetery here.' / Pallbearers will be W. A. Statler, M. I. Sluts,. E. B. Bourland, F. L. Boiirlaild, W. Li Dyer .and Leslie Yomig. ' • :' :; "•• A number of relatives from out of lown arc expected -. to attend Ihe funeral. .-...'.' He Is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W. R. Baughman and Mrs. J. E. Krcch of Blytheville and also reared a granddaughter. Mrs. Claude Deason of Slkeston, Mo.; four sons, Roy Owens of Evans- vllle, Hid., A. c. Owens, Bucy Owens and Wade Owens of near Manila; two brothers, John Owens of Seiiatob'ln, Mlssl. aiid Robert Owens of Little Rock, and throe sisters, .-Mrs. W. A. Maughan ot Luxora,- Mrs. H. B. Perrell .arid Mrs. Hubert Stovall of Memphis'! Cobb Funeral Home is in charge. Livestock ST. LOUIS, April 28 IUP>—Hogs 2,200. Salable 1,000. Top 13.70; 200270 IDS 13.70; 140-160 Ibs 11-I2; sows 12. . Cattle 1,300. Salable 500.^Calves 300, all salable. Slaughter steers 10.50-1S.50; slaughter heifers 9.7516; mixed yearlings'and heifers 1113.75; stocker and feeder steers 9.7514; canriers and cutters 7-8.15; con's 9.25-11.55.

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