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VOL. XLI-NO. 36 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER 0»» NORTHKART ATlK-AMOiQ . M r, <,^,, '••-*. " » 9*+S Blytliovlllo Daily News Blythevillo Courier • Blythevllle Heralci Mississippi Valley Leader American Tanks * Go Into Action On Burma Front Help Gen. Stilwell In Offensive Along The Mogaung Valley lly Unlfed 1'rcss American mcdius tanks have seen action for (he first lime on the north Burma front.-.An Allied communique reveals that nn all- Amcrlcan tank unit has stormed Japanese positions northwest of Mamalng, In General Slllwell's drive down the Mognung Valley. Stilwell's Chinese-American forces are moving closer to their main objective, tlie big Jap base at Myitkyina. On Hie India front, the Japanese seem to be Middling tlitlr resistance along (he Kohlina-Itn- phal line. Allied troops are coiUmning to press strong enemy positions in Ihe hilly country aiound Kohima. And to the soulli around Imphal the British have repulsed Japanese attacks In heavy fighting. J.i]i Supply Lines Hit Allied bombers are biasing away al Japanese supply lines in northern Burma, particularly hi the Impbal area. A story comes out of Imphal today about an unarmed American transport that packed quile a « l punch in its tail. Two Zeros spotted the lumbering transport,, and moved in tor the 1:111. The pilot, Captain Hal Scrugham of Frankfort, Ky., said. "One Zero got on our tail, so I put the plane in n steel) dive. We felt a bump—a hefty one. Looking 1 down, I saw the Zero crash to the earth." The Zero apparently had run into the transport's tail as it went into its dive. The second Zero disappeared. In China today,' the Japanese arc continuing their drive across the eastern Anhwei Province. Jan Spearheads Strong Aiming for the midsection of •the Peiping Hankow railroad, the Jap's have brought up' strong tank aniJ " artillery .•; support. Today's Chungking communique says the Jap spearheads -are several thousand bliong The- Japsi.begiui their new drive April' 24 : from •• western Anhwei Province near' Ihe'iHonan border. —ASSinHk to _the v Fa.crflc last night s communique told mainly of weekend • attacks on Jap bases-in upper -Dutch New Guinea. American, heavy' and medium bombers "teamed up with warships to raid airfields,, at Wakde, and installations in the Sarmi coastal area; 110 miles north of the Holt landla beachhead. At the same time, American - heavies bombed the Jap alr- lield at Gcelvlnk Bay, on the northwest tip of Dutch ' New Guinea, and isolated bases at We- wak and Haiisa Bay in lower New Guinea. Ponape and Truk in the Carolines also were Wasted. steps lo,crush an alleged international cartel controlling tile sale and production of matches. The Department of Justice filed an anti-trust suit in Federal Court accusing a bloc of Swedish, British, American and Canadian match manufacturers of causing a match shortage, and nt the same time, inlcrfeiiinf with the production of chlorate of potash, a chemical used in making ammunition and flares. < . NddenaAirman Reported Lost On Burma Raid First Lieut. Henry Clay Hampson, son. of Dr. and Mrs, J. K. Hampson of Nodcna, failed to return from a raid over Burma March 27, the War Department recently not- tificd his parents. Stationed In India since September, Lieutenant •Hnmpson is a bombardier and navi- fjgator. "• A graduate of Wilson High School, the Air Corps offictr was a premedical student at Southeast Missouri State Teachers College. Cape Girardeau, Mo., before volunteering for the service two years ago. He received his wings and commission nt Big Springs, Tex. The last letter Ins parents received from him was written two flay.s before his last raid. He told them that he was sending money for flowers for Easter.' '' Ucutenant'Hanipson has two sisters. Mrs. Mary Louise Melody of Little Rock, iind Mrs. John Wood at Nodcna. Apartment Is Damaged By Flames Saturday ' ""VTl A three-room apartment in the duplex at 618 South First slrcct was heavily damaged by fire at •1 o'clock Saturday afternoon when furnishings of the apartment were entirely destroyed. Damage to the building wns estimated by Tom Little, owner, at between $1000 nnd $1200. The loss was covered by Insurance. Fire Chief Roy Ifead said that the fire was believed to have been caused by the explosion of the oil iistove in the kitchen. Occupants "of the apartment, Mrs. Leonard Hanley and family, were not at home when the fire started. Water nnd smoke also damaged the other apartment In the building, occupied by Mrs. and Mrs. Carl Tate. Weather ARKANSAS—Showers and scattered thunderstorms this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday; not much change In temperature, The Assistant Attorney General in » charge of anti-trust proceedings, Wendell Beige, charges that the cartel begun in 1901 and through agreements among Its members provided for a division of the world's match markets. Bcrgc declared that the sales of American matches overseas were seriously curbed. And, DC added, the cartel had hurt America's , good neighbor policy In' South America. As the government attorney explained it, tlie South American market was, turned over lo Swedish manufacturers for the sale of a higher priced wooden match, thus preventing the sales of cheaper paper matches made In this country. Invasion Coast Today's Target Nazi Fortifications Around Pas De Calais Dealt Heavy Blows LONDON, May 1 (U.P.)—The Fight Ward Petition Government attorneys also were busy in Chicago. They fought the petition by Montgomery Ward and Company, to dismiss the temporary *' injunction that prevents. company i''' officials from interferring with government operations In the mail order house. , The government presented affidavits to Federal Judge Holly to prove its case that the company Is essential to the war effort. An affidavit from War Food Administrator J.ones stated that Montgomery Ward dealt- in farm supplies, and that interruption of farm equipment to buyers would of- fcct the war effort seriously. Another affidavit, from War Labor Board Chairman Davis, declared that a strike at Montgomery Ward might spread lo other plants wholly engaged in war work. Attorney General Diddle also presented a third affidavit showing that the company had sought priorities as an industry necessary to the prosecution of the war. Counsel .for Montgomery Ward answered that only one of its plants, not one of those seized, was engaged in war production.V • In Washington, meanwhile, some members of the House Rules Committee were making plans to force swift House action on the resolution to investiga,te * the government's American air force opened n new month in lUe Allied air Invasion of Europe with a heavy smash at the French Invasion coast, just across the narrow Straits of Dover. More.than 1000 planes, including Fortresses, Liberators, and lighter escort, struck the enemy's coastal fortifications in the Pas De Calais area at dawn. The sound of heavy bombs going off set up such a thunderous rumble that crowds of Britons lined the chalk cliffs of Dover to watch the bombardment. German guns studding the Fas De Calais area, threw up a terrific barrage of mitt-aircraft fire. But there was no fighter opposition, and not a single Allied plane was lost. Hundreds of other medium bombers. lighter-bombers, and fighters, swarmed across the Channel in the wake of the heavies And they hurled their weight at Nazi-operated rail yards and airfields iu France and Belgium. The attacks were carried mil In spite of some heavy cloud formations over the continent. In fact, some of the heavy bombers which set out for Calais al dawn, could not find breaks in the overcast, and turned back without dropping their loads. But those that did get through scored good results in spite of n ground haze. A late afternoon Berlin Match Manufacturers Accused ktalji Of Cartel ToControl Market ^ Russian Drive In New York City today the Federal Government took •'•••V To Aid Invasion THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, AUKANSAS, MONDAY. MAY 1, 1944 IF •A 1 : SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS* Germany Will Face Two-Way 'Squeeze' When Allies Invade MOSCOW. Muy . 1—(UP)—III » May day order of the dny, Marshal Stalin pledged that Russia would hit nt Germany with redoubled force, at the sume moment Ihe Allies liivndc Europe from the west. The Soviet chief made" It clear that this Russian drive will be a full-dress co-ordiimted offensive. It will constitute In the complete-si sense a joint operation' with the forces of Britain and America. 1 Two other of Stalin's May bay statements are regarded in Moscow as highly significant: his unctHilvo- c;il pledge that. Russia will niiirch clear Into Germany, to finish llic war; and his expression of complete confidence In an Allied victory over Hiller's armed forces. The Soviet lender's address Is c-x- pccted to have a telling effect on the people of liomnnla, Bulgaria. Hungary and Finland. He made a strong direct nppcul to Hie citizens of these nations above the heads of their governments. •_.'•. During the piist few'days, the Soviet Air Force has been concentrating on targets scattered' behind the central front. They have carried out three strong iilr attacks in 72 hours on railroads and airfields in this area. ' : On the political front, the Rm slans are laying plnns for the gov ernmcntal control of Czech areas as they are liberated from Nazi rule. A pact just signed between Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union provides for initial domination of freed territory by the Soviet Allied Supreme Commander. But such Russian authority will last only until the sector ceases to bo a military zone. Then the Czech government will take over. to hivesTiB& Hhe ^v rnm nt ; \ r ^ a ,'f,! '""moon Berlin radio seizure of Montgomery Ward's Chi-1 ^ oandcase mys . . boraber formations cago properties. wer , c ' aPPraaclung western and s^«..,ri Tri,t ii.,,v.,, - southern Germany., That might Sedition Trial Delayed. Elsewhere in 'Washington;--proceedings at the slow-moving sedition trial went - completely In ' reverse. First, Federal District Judge EicHcr discharged a IU. prospective .jurors after two weeks of trying to get. the trial started. Then lie postponed resumption of the case until Wednesday and third, he called a hearing for tomorrow on a possible contempt citation of one of the defense attorneys, James J. Laughlin, who represents Edward James Smythc, who was arrested by G-men when he was two days late in arriving for the trial. Another attorney for one of the defendant?, Maximilian St. George, was fined $20 for contempt when he stood up and argued against Judge Eichcr's rulings today. On another legal front, the Supreme Court today handed down a far reaching verdict. Tlie high tribunal declared that stales cannot assess property taxes against federal-owned machinery nnd equipment in war production plants. Tlie ruling reversed a Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision, and involved the Mesta Machine Company of West Homestead, Pennsylvania. And rounding out other developments in tlie home front news picture ... . In Maryland, voters are going to the polls today in 1 primary elections. Democratic Senator Tydings Is opposed by four candidates. In Detroit, strikes are still crippling production at three plants of the Briggs Manufacturing Company and the Chrysler Tank Arsenal. And strikes continued at lour mines In Western and Central Pennsylvania. Funeral services are being held this afternoon for Navy Secretary Frank Knox. Mr. Knox is being buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. President Roosevelt will be represented by his Naval and military aides. Ney/ York Cotton open high low close Mar. . 1942 1042 1333 1934 1940 May . 2111 2112 2104 210C 2111 July .. 20CO 206 Oct. . 1983 1984 Dec. . 1962 1963 2052 1977 1955 2054 2059 1890 1957 1083 1961 mean that our bombers are attacking either ' eastern France, or thu Nazi homeland. •-,.•• ., Today's •attacks'. ..start 1 the 'tWi'd full wecfc of ."an unceasing, lire- invasion bombardment ot enemy territory. Atid they also open the books on a new month which some observers • think may even overshadow the stupendous Allied assaults in April, with the battle for the destruction' of the German nlr force reaching its ciimnx shortly. They estimate 'that the Nazis still have well, over one thousand fighter planes defending western Europe. But that their replacements have been reduced lo a trickle from bombed-out aircralt plants. . Moreover, against/that figure Is the compilation of nearly two thousand German planes destroyed during llic month of April alone. It's estimated that something like 100,000 tons - of bombs were dropped on German targets in the past month, and that our fliers made 100,000 sorties over Europe. Allied losses total 1,006 planes for a ratio of barely over one per cent. Never before In history has such a mass of destructive power been let loose in such a short period of time. It marked the beginning of Manila Flier Missing After Bombing Trip Scrgt. Carroll Waddell. soli ;bf Mr. and Mrs. L. V, near-.Manila, has beei Waddell :of missing In action since March 16, when.;htp ship failed 'to. retum/frptn «• bpn)ji ing mission-..over" Germany. '.'"',• The 20-year-old youth-;served as assistant engineer on a 15-24, He was stationed In England. A graduate of Blackwatcr High School In 1941, Sergeant' 1 Waddell farmed with Ills father south of Manila before volunteering for tin Air Corps. .. • ' . Thomas B. Fowler Dies After Lengthy Illness MEMPHIS, May 1—Thomas B. Fowler, former Blythevllle grocer and retired deputy sheriff of Jonestown, Miss,, died yesterday morning at Shelby County Hospital following an illness of 10 months. He was 71. Born In Lamar County, Ala., Mr. Fowler was a farmer In Mississippi before he moved to Arkansas. For the past four years he has made his home with n daughter, Miss:Mclba Fowler of Memphis. 'He leaves three other daughters, Mrs. C. M. Mnssey and Mrs. J. L Whitlcd, both of Memphis, and Mrs. E. M. Alford of Jonestown; four sons, Mabry Fowler of Jonestown, James Fowler of Euorpn the Allied drive to flatten out the Miivi '' Hl 'bert Fowler of the Navy barriers for the invasion of Europe by ground forces. New York Stocks A T & T 157 1-4 Amer Tobacco 61 3-4 Anaconda Copper 255-8 Beth steel ;. 59 1-2 Chrysler 33 Gen Electric 3G Gen Motors 581-8 Montgomery Ward 43 1-2 N Y Central 177-8 Int Harvester 70 North Am Aviation 81-4 lepublic Steel 16 1-8 Jadio g.j.g Socony Vacuum 12 11-2 Studebakcr 15 1-2 Standard of N J. 511-2 Texas Corp 481-2 Packard 4 j.g Oct". S steel 51 7-8 [Dec. nnd Claytor Fowler of the Army; his father, T. J, Fowler of O'Reilly, MLss.; five brothers, John Fowler of Mccool, Miss., W. R. Fowler ot Yazoo city. Miss,, Cleveland Fooler of Kosclusko, Mks., and Jim Fowler of Yazoo City; and four sisters, Mrs.'Mindora Jennings, Mrs. • Payton Mabry, Mrs. Hoarse McCool and Mrs. Dnbc Jennings, all of O'Reilly. Services will b c held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning a t the Jonestown Baptist Church. Burial will be made in Jonestown Cemetery. N. O. Cotton Mar. May July open 1044 2127 2073 1085 19G4 high low 1944 1937 2127 2116 2075 2065 1987 1978 1967 1987 close 1938 1947 2119 2127 2068 2076 1981 1987 1960 1967 Floods Strike Arkansas Farmlands At the right, refugees are .shown being landed on the river road at Camdcn, Ark., after the surging Oucbita river went above flood stage. Flood stage Is 26 feet and the river Is now above 30 feet. Thousands of acres of rich farmland Is under water and the loss to liv es'tock and crops will bc huge. At left is pictured a few of the homes In East Cnmden. Occupants of these Homes were forced to lice by high water (NEA Photo.) 498 Americans Are Lost When Troopship Is Sunk! War Department Reveals Dawn On Bougainville Island Dawn on noui>nlnv|]lc fiiulK Yanks mopping up oli the. Japs. This photo, beiuilltul technically but g.. in Import, shows u dtnk ISO!UE . forward', Infantrymen following In Its' covu Note, one soldloi gcttlni, out of foxhole al iiuhL; another center crawling;, man in foi'ei;imiml In act of firing., Note, Urn, the soldier nearest tnnk running lo unulticr position, 'rank covers him Horn direct enemy Ililnn in front. {SUjnn Corps photo from NEA Telepholo.) Trachoma Clinic Set For May 13 Health Workers Will Treat Sufferers Here And At Osceola the following day. Both clinics wlii foe conducted by Dr. K.- W. Cosgrove, consulting ophthalmologist from Little Bock. Trachoma, a disease of the eye and lid, will result In eventual blindness It not .treated. Symptoms of the disease are Itching, burning, red or Inflamed eyes. Ahe disease Is. transmitted by cloSe contact such'as the use of tlie same towel, wnsh bash); crowded sleeping conditions and oilier ways. Trachoma can lie cured, n health officer pointed out, If all members of the minify arc examined nnd treated. If only one member of n family is cured, oilier members of the family may be unknownlugly suffering from the disease and mny relnfecl the cured person. All persons suffering from symptoms of the disease are urged lo lUcnd the clinic. No glasses will be fitted nt tills clinic, it was ni|- nounccd. Time and places of registration Kill be announced later. flood Control fs Subject Of Public Meeting Residents of this area will have in opportunity to discuss flood con- 'xol measures for Little niver In Missouri and Arkansas at a public icaring called by the District En- jlncer. U. S. Engineer Office, Memphis. The hearing will take plnce n' the court house at Blythcville Wednesday afternoon, beginning at ! o'clock, It was announced today. The hearing will pertain lo dnms 'n the Big Lake area and to the lucstion of providing flood protection to the Dig Lake nrcn and for TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS— Naval Guns Will Play Part In Cracking Nazi Wall lly ''JAMES IIAItrEB rresii Staff Writer been carrying tlio ball In the great pre-lnvaslon offensive over Europe. The ussault • Is crushing. .' Yet. there are certain'tasks Hint Ijrnwn and weight of bombs nlone cannot accomplish. And that's where the second half of the It-am, (lie Navy, comes In. There's all old saying, wlilch Is true, thai, the kick of a racehorse hlls harder limn Ihe blow from a heavy draft-horse. Now, it may sound silly to. compare ponderous, slow-moving battleships Lo tlie race horse, and 300- inllc-an-hoiir bombers to the draft- horse. But In military hitting power, that's exactly the case. 'Thcy'-Tack a Wallop The planes carry the big load of explosives (hat drop down and obliterate surface targets. Dul the big biittleshlps nnd cruisers deliver the wallop with the terrific Impact. Tlielr huge rifles throw projectiles with a speed greater than sound. Tlicir shells nave a penetrating power no bomb can ever attain. The .American offensives In the Pacific have brought Into sharp focus how effective the combination of massive bombing plus lightning shcllfirc cnn be. But also, how much less effective bombing can be proportion of the racehorse kick when nol backed up by a sufficient from Navy rifles. Al Tarawa, In Ihe Gilberts, for Instance, the bland was splattered from end to end with bombs. Yet when our troops went ashore, they found the Japs still entrenched in deeply-dug fortlflc'atlons. I'Vjrllfl- Mic Elk Chute Drainage ULstrlc\ cations which bombs alone cannot in Missouri. All interested parties and otll- ;ifils of the stale, and of any town or city, and local associations were requested to attend the hearing where they will be given an opportunity to fully express their views and to submit facts nnd data relative to the flood control improvements they may desire. Certain of the interests will be asked to slate lo what extent they will cooperate In furnishing the rlghts-of-w'ay for the desired Improvements; whether tbcv will assume responsibility for any damage due to such Improvements, and whether they maintain the Improvements they are completed. after Full opportunity far the presentation of oral statements will be given, but for the accuracy of the record, it was requested that all important facts and .arguments be submitted In writing as the records of the hearing will be forwarded for consideration by the War Department. 'Attending the hearing will be Lieut. Col. G. W. Miller, district engineer. Chicago Wheat open high low close, Nfny . 173-1, 173S 173% 173S 173S July . 170',<1 170K 169T4 170 170'A penetrate. The Navy corrected tint! at Kwajaleiii, ill the Marthalls, with a terrific, bombardment from warships on top of the bombs. And the landing nrmlcs found the going much o.isfcr. Atlantic "Wall" Strong 'Ihe pattern in Europe Is almost Identical, except that It's on a vastly larger scale that will require the maximum hilling power of every- Ihing the Allies can muster. The Germans have built a regular Atlantic wall along the exposed places from one end of the Invasion coast to the other. Entrenchments of thick concrete which defy the heaviest bombs. But which cnn he penetrated, undermined and virtually heaved out of the ground by a suffictent concentration of' high speed projectiles fired from naval rifles. The present air offensive has for one of Its main objectives the obliteration of Nazi airfields close to the coast. 'Vlien that Is done, the Allied fleet can lino up In the Channel, fight It out with the enemy's coastal guns and batter down the Atlantic wall, without having to divert its attention to defensive action against enemy planes. There is still another clement to pro-invasion operations which only the Navy cnn handle. The tiiuls have mined the waters Second Largest Troopship Loss Of U. 5. Forces Enemy Action Sends , " ' Vessel To Bottom In ' „ • Mediterranean Area WASHINGTON, May i ,' (U.P,)—An'*'American troop- ; ship liiia been sunk in the Mediterranean theatre. The War Department an- - nomices that 498 men, and officers wero lost when "the ' vessel,was ^ent to-the bottom by enemy action. riinl's the'.second,largest loss of United States lives In a troopship linking lu thh war. Tho heaviest v>n!> the loss of atiout 1000 men aboard an Allied ship sunk somewhere In European Caters and announced by life >Wnr Department last Feb. 17. ' In all, 10 ships carrying Ameii- cnn troops have been lost in Ijoth the Atlantic and Pacific war thca- tcis. Howmcr. loss of life In such action has been extremely light In proportion to the 3 million or more troops wlilch have ucen sent over- sens. Tho British Admiralty reveals to- (lny that British submarines have ' sunk 22 Axis supply Milps und dnmV aged seven others In the ModU'ei- : cancan and Aegean Seas. Two of the vessels sunk arc listed as. modi- * uin-sbcd freighters, The other'2q': were smaller supply ships.' All [he ' sinkings, says the Admiralty,- woie scored during recent patrol opera- , tlons,, .„,.,,,. . s - .,..,. ..- second. hiilf'6'f the, grout live-invasion leiim lech- '}fMVim-:<lcvelnj)«<l-(ii, tho .Pacific' wm',.rins not'swung- int( action iii the Eui-onean war, but it will .before 11 single Al liocl Kokiiur'set foot on eilcmy soil. It's there,'witli muack bulging, waiting the signal to start blasting the path ou troops will follow in to.tbe continent. . It's the Allied iiiivyV a striking force which loday cai deliver n.hiirticr wallop than any fleet which has ronriiec the seas through all history. So far, the Allied Air ForccVhiiVo off the Invasion coast with a thli webbing of explosives This tangici mass must he breached In dozens o places before our ariiiies can cvci begin to storm the benches. Plane, cannot remove or open that bcl of mines. Only •llic Navy's mine sweepers, operating under a curtail of shells and bombs cnn sweep ft aside to make way for Invasion barges and the mnss tonnage of shipping thai will have lo pour inlo the 'continent behind them. ' II will lake the kick of both Ihe racehorse and the draflhorse to batter down the gateway to Berlin. Old Man River Causing Alarm Still Near 9 Feet Above Flood Level From New Rains ST. I.OV1S, May 1 (UP) — The Mississippi River 'is holding at almost nine feet above flood level because of new rains In the flood eas. With the crest moving downstream below St. Louis, the river hius fallen only slightly from its 100-year record height of yesterday. Tlie Red Cross estimates that a million and a half acres of land iiavc been flooded by the Misslssfp- pl and Us tributaries, the Illinois nnd Missouri rivers. In the lowlands south of St. Louis, residents have been warned to evacuate their home.s today. Ninety-five miles south of St. Louis Army engineers sec a new danger point arising along a 30- mllc strip between Gale and Atd- brldge, III.. More than 2000 soldiers assisting 700 civilians in that sector have been working night and day to sandbag threatened levees. pounds $13.70. HO-160 $10.50 to $11,60; sows Livestock ST. LOUIS. May 1 (OP.)—Hogs 35,000; salable 30,000; top $13.70; 200-270 pounds $11.50. Cuttle, 4,800; salable 4.000; calves 1,400 all salable; slaughter steers $10.50 to $18.50; slaughter heifers J9.75 to $16.00; mixed yearlings and heifers $14.00,to $15.00; stacker and feeder steers $9.75 to $14.00; canncrs and cutters $7.00 to $9.00; cows $9.25 to $11.50. Chicago Rye May open high low close p' ISO 130-75'!»« 129-X 12951 July . 128 128% 12714 121« 127% Officers Are Named For Camps At Keiser, Luxora and Osceola The applications foi War Prison Camps at Kelser, Luxora and Osccola have been approved In Washington the Mississippi Farm Bureau lias been notified by Congressman E c Gainings and Senator Hntllp Cnrnway According 1 to Charles >H. Coleman secretary of the Kchcr group, Incorporation papers have been filed and construction of the camp Is underway. Other offlclers of the Kclscr Farmers Association arc'R. H. Robinson, president, Colcman Ciows, vice president; W. M. Taylor and O. P Ford, members of Ihe board. The Luxora, Farmers Association hns started the' Incorporation papers nnd li purchasing materials for building Hie camp Officers of the association are Chris Tomp- kliw, president; and B. B. Wx't- mofe. _ secretary and treasurer. Serving on the board are Mr. Tonipklns, Mr. Whilmbre, Chester Caldvycll, R. c. Langston, C. C. Dane/Ion ei. Hays Sullivan, and J. O. Hcnclrtck. Construction of the Osceola camp Is expected to begin soon. Articles of Incorporation are being completed by a committee appointed by the Osceola Farmers Association Officers of the group are B. C. Bryan, president and J. A. Crosth\\alt, secretary and treasurer Board members are Dave Laney, Lloyd Obdley and C. D. Ayrcs. 'Ihe V/ar Prison Camp al Bassett will soon be ready for occupation. The camp buildings have been con- structed,^plumblng and. wiring installed and tcrit floors moved onto the ground. A Farm Bureau Committee meeting, conducted by A C Owens, X\.T; held this afternoon to discuss the survey, to determine the extent of the farm 'labor shortage in this county, which .will be mnc!e shortly. It/is estimated that between 8,000 and 10.000 more people will be needed to help harvest the crops this Fall In this county. Every farm operator Is asked, to cooperate In this survey io that the farm labor committee and the. Farm Bureau Committee can have the best supporting evidence In asking for additional labor. Arkansas Briefs BENTON, Slay I—(UP)—A negro Bauxite miner was killed and another worker, a while man, was scrlousl) -wounded in an underground caie-m at the licjnolds Bauxite Carnpany mine near'Bauj- ilc Sunday. Sloan Ltwls of f,!ttle Rock w.xs killed. And Jack Silver of ntar Bcntoh suffered a serious bick'lh-' Jury when caught under falling earth. , During'1940. 108,536 persons tis- lied Scotl's Bhitt NiUtonal Monu-

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