The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 4, 1944 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Save Wasfo P^r! It is yaluaUc to the Wa, K/orf.' • Tho Boy Scouts wffl collect your Scrap Paper every Saturday BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST AUK-AMP,»Q »wr, 0 ™.,,, ••-* W f »»wf VOL. M LI-NO. 39 Blythcvlllo Daily News Blythci'llle Courier NEWSPAPER OP NOHTHBAST ARKANSAS AND 600TI1KAST MlSSOORI Blyllicvlllc llcrnlrt Mississippi Valley Leader U. S. Engineer Holds Hearing Yesterday On Flood Control; Extends Time For Statements Landowners of flooded farms in Sonllicasl Missouri yes- lerdiiy plead for a solution to their flood control problem "I H public liciirinjr al Hlythcville eallet! by (lie U. S. Ku- }fniccrs office, which was atlundcil Ijy more Ihan 75 farmers, drainage district officials and sportsmen interested in ipod control inwisiires affecting the lilk Chute and Kiver Drainage Districts in Missouri. Owners or more than 51,000 acres * .iltle of overflow lire asking the Government lo make a complete survey of [lie nrea from Cape Glr- ardoau, Mo., lo Marked Tree as the liasls tor a flood control program to relieve (lie Southeast Missouri nrc.i, Kusscll Phillip, official or tlie Elk Chute Drainage District In Uuiiklfn County, Mo., told Col. G. W. Miller of Memphis, district engineer who conduced the hearing. The silualiou h complicated by the fact that the wnter from the Missouri nasin flows into Die gov- crnment's lo.oao-acre wiUilifc and fish refuge nt Big Lake where a system of dams has been constructed lo impound irater ncce.ssary for tlic inaiiitcniuicc of the refuse. Thi'sfl dams insure adequate water for the refuge during the Summer mid sportsmen say their removal would ruin the lake, which annually produces n revenue or approximately S40.000 in furs, game nnd commercial fish. Engineers Fa CD Problem One big problem confronting Government engineers would be to devise some plan for speeding up (low of water through the area without affecting the water level of the refuge. Suggestion for alleviating the condition matle liy interested persons were filed with .the engineers, and a 10-day extension or time for the filing of such statements wn.s granted by Colonel Miller on a Riverman Finds Body In Water At Musgrave Bar The body of an unidentified man was found floating in the muddy waters of the Mississippi River Tuesday night by a Musgrave Bar fisherman, who yesterday notified tlie sheriff's alike after lie had tied Hie body lo a bnsh to prevent it from floating on downstream in in the swift, choppy waters. The body was floating four miles north or liarflclti near Musgrave Bar on the liver side, the fisherman tol<i Deputies Jess Homeland Don Haley, who investigated yesterday afternoon. Identification was virtually impossible, as the body was believed to have been in the river for several weeks. Police radioed Northern points in au attempt to link the body with Hint of persons reported missing. Because of the strength of tlie current and the evident length of time that the body has been in the water, it is believed that the dead man had floated from a great, distance. Clothed in an unusually good brown leather zipper .jacket, the man wore a heavy work type shoe with pull straps in back, and had motion of former Circuit Judge G ' two "PJ»r gold teeth. It could not " be determined whether he was E. Keck In order to give all interested parties an opportunity to express their views. Among the plans offered for control measures was the construe-, tion of eight miles of levee along the west side of Elk Chute drainage district, with a drainage outlet at the Arkansas-Missouri slate line. This, plan was offered by Etbert lj. Ford of Kennel, Mo., attorney for the Elk Chule district in lieu of tiie proposed construction of 30 milra of levee around the drainage district which would necessitate the construction and operation of a pumping system. Which the landowners contend _would he-Joo e>;neu.sive. to operate. The proposed construction of Hie 0 miles ot levee is part of the'St. Francis Basin project, which lias been approved and is awaiting Die furnishing of right-of-ways by landowners of the affected area. Would Relocate Levees Mr. For ( | gave his solutions to jt Ihe problems of every district in | ^ .Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas the "relocation of levees' nlong Elk Chute Drainage District; lhc elimination or replacement of dams by the flood fjates along the We Lake area; Construction of ditches along the Bie* Lake to eliminate bottle necks causing floods; the studv of problems by engineers, resulting in their suggestions to alleviate tlic flood condition, and an interest being taken in the construction of a levee west of the drainage district." Losses amounting to SSOO.QOO resulting- from Sprhm floods were reoorted by Earl Schultz of Capo nir.trdfi.iH, chief engineer of the Little River district, who proposed that levees be rebuilt on the east and west side of Elk Chute District, Tim construction of a ditch from the slate line, west or Hig Lake, lo at least Riverdale culverts in Bis Lake Iloodivay and Ihc clearing ot the Ilonrtwuy was suggested hv B. P. Reynolds, member of the £ Little River "Drainage Board, who "' lolrt the croup thai more Ihan 14 million dollars bad been spent by drainage districts in Hood control. Lynch Files Statement Other' drainage district officials who' filed statements wilh the Government were B. A. Lynch, secretary-treasurer of Drainage District "n, who asked for the construction ol adequate facilities for carrying Little River waters through the Big Lake areas to its destination. L. L-. Hidiiigcr, engineer for Drainage District Seven or Polnsett County, suggested that a channel be cut above the railroad west of SVynnc from the Flood way, and the construction or several small inlets, plugged with timber rafts to prevent erosion and save 'ithe levee. Charlie -Baker, member blund or brunette or even his approximate age. This morning the body was removed from the river and laken to the County Farm where it was buried. Soviets Using Mountaineers . Prepare Ground Work For Future Battles In The Carpathians MOSCOW, May 4. (U.P.)—Rus- sian mountain troops have thrown their strength into tlie pre-invasion maneuvers in Romania. Red Army front dispatches say these mountaineers are laying the ground work for future battles. They arc reported pushing methodically up the valleys and through the foothills Mountains. ot the Carpathian Their daring action takes them repeatedly on probing missions into Axis territory—reducing enemy strong points by flanking thrusts, and engaging the enemy in constant clashes. The Russian reports make It clear that the Soviet mountain troops have no easy time or it. For besides Ihe constant dangers, there are ammunition, food nnd supplies to be hauled across the mountain river's in rubber and flat-bottomed boats. Once across, the troo|x ( i have to lug the supplies and the boat on their shoulders up twisting footpaths lo forward posls. Although a scries of fierce, localized battles is reported Moscow says this action is on a relatively minor scale. However, Berlin still claims that heavy fighting has been going on since Tuesday in the middle Slrct Valley of northwestern Romania, west of Jasi. Far to the north there are reports lhat Soviet troops in Estonia also arc training intensely for forthcoming battles. These forces are operating nt a beachhead across the Warva river, while Russian artillery concentrates on reducing German fortifications in the area. Soviet dispatches from the Crimean front describe what they call increasing German nervous-,, ness at Sevastopol. < They say Nazi machine E»"s chatter haphazardly, reflecting a fear of surprise attacks by the Russian siege army. of both Elk Chute and Little Uivcr f Drainage Districts, contended lhat c j f\t D n ; n f n ll C oorl the dam on East side of Big Lake Cna Ur KainfaH ieen created the major trouble to crop growers In Southeast Missouri. Tclts of Flood Losses C. R. McCord, landowner in the Elk Chute district, told the group that his losses In the last three. years because of floods amounted to between $,000 and $3500. In justifying the dams which arc necessary "for the game refuge at Big Lake, w. V. Taylor of Chicago, chief of the U. S. 'Fish and Wildlife Service in tills area, told of the more than S40.000 annual revenue to the community for furs, fish, and game. He will submit a prepared statement within (lie next ten days, Representing the Mississippi County Wildlife Association, R. A. Nelson announced that he also would iile a prepared statement within the nllotcd time, as did T. A. McAmis, secrelary of the slate Fish and Game Commission. U. S. Engineer officials attending Ihe meeting in addition lo Colonel Miller were William Richards, Paul Hopkins. B. C. Scott, find Harry Phnrr, member of ihe Mississippi River Commission, nil For Arkansas This Week LITTLE ROCK, May 4 (UPl—The Weather Bureau says the danger of a repetition of last May's Hoods is believed passed and Arkansas citizens arc breathing somewhat easier. The weatherman says that the prolonged Arkansas raintall should end either today or tomorrows United States engineers stationed at danger points re|x>rt levees are in good condition. Rivers have crested lo tlood stage at Pine Bluff, Ozark and Fort Smith. The Missouri Pacific tracks and trestle 20 miles north of Caindcn at Reader have been washed away by a flash flood 011 the Little Missouri river. Traffic Is being re-routed until the tracks can be repaired. Chicago Wheat open high low close May . 173S 173% 173% 113% 173% July . 170 170K 170 170« 170 of Memphis, and O. G. Bnxter of the division U. S. Engineers office at Vlclrsbiirg, Miss, _m,YTllr-!VIU,U, ARKANSAS, TIIUKSDAY, MAY 4, 1<VH Soldiers Battle Old Man Riv Soldiers I rum Scott Field, 111, put -cut radio school of Ihe Army Air For,™ Tmltilng Command, balll, ibe . ',.ng wateis of the Mississippi at DIUK, ,„. ,-„,«. ,,, x . „ ,„„,. of lhc 1I18W tmm , £ strengtheiuug and Imi.dlug levers in an attempt ,o hold back lhc Mi.sKsippl Ktwr which has'in, 1 ^,000,1100 acres of limil nnd left over MOO per ions homeless. (USAAP photo fion Osceoia Resident, J.W.Mayhugh, 85, Dies Early Today OSCKOLA. May •!.—J. W. Mny- hugh, erne of Osceola's oldest dli- MMIS. died early Ibis morning nt Walls Hospital in lilyllievllle, whore lie was admitted Monday. Mr. Mayhugh, 1)5. had been In t'll health for sonic lime. Horn In MorKaiitown, Ky., L Mr. Maylwgh had been n resident or Osceula for 25 years. His wife died , - , two years ago, and a daughter, Mrs. I fomi(i ''I'" taking down n Govern- Ward Official Grabbed By FBI Accused Of Removing Government Poster At Plant In Chicago CHICAGO, May I (UP) — Fill agents 111-re.slrd im »tff<:lnl of Mtinl- gomory Ward |«luy when Ihey First National Stock Purchased Williams Announces Purchase Of Shares From Osceola Men Directors of the First National Bank today wore notified by Sam II. Williams, president of lhc institution, of Ills purchase or practically all stock held by out-of-town interests. Mr. Williams pointed out Hint with the exception of a small block of 25 shares held by Mrs. J. Prank Hall ami Robert Greer, who live in Mississippi, lhc First National now Is wholly a home-owned Institution with 30 of its 38 stockholders living in or near lilytlicvlllc. In letters to directors of the bank Mr. Williams said: "I have bought all of the stock formerly held iiy Aif- drew Florida and Lan Williams of Osceola. This stock, together with the shares I have owned for sometime back gives me more than the controlling interest, which .&f'. no time smco'lls original iJufcliiiJsc'-Iiiis bcen held by any other person or in- leresls. "Although I have recently been offered an attractive proposition for executive duty with n city bank, I have after due consideration decided to spend the rest ol my days as a country banker in Dlytlievillc ami Mississippi County. I fully realiw; the responsibility which I have lluis assumed, and the lask that lies be- „.„..„ .^ „, „„,.„,„„„. fore us in building this bank to thai of the local Rotary Club at their „,,, FNA .,,. ,. . ,„„ high position of service which it de- luncheon meeting today ,,t Hotel «£„,„' , X " Mny '' {Up - f/i.-<in>?T..i...ii . i _. _ i. ... --., •»..*<(, IVJI.MIJ ui. iivjn,i £3-V Pft I - fll M CTjll^ir I In I Q,,„!(•„ P. E. Ililc of Kentucky also preceded him in dentil. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. E. A. Teaford of Osceola, and Mrs. E. C. Harper of Lewisburg, Ky. Funeral services will be Held ut 2illO o'clock tomorrow afternoon lit the Baptist Church with the Ilcv. E. Ii. Smith, pnstor, officiating. . National Funeral Hoinc Is In i*?. Rotarians Back Ward President Local Group Hits At Government Seizure Of Mail Order Plant Senators and congressmen f) Arkansas have been mailed copies of a resolution passed by membera -I At Helena For Murder incut iMslcr hi the lobby ol lhc Chicago plant. The FBI men arraigned Paul SowcII, assistant' lo the operating mannger ot the plant, on charges of .Mealing Onvermuenl property. The paster notified the company not (o dismiss any employe without the consent r>r ihc federal officers operating the seized properties, Sowcll pleaded innocent before n Unllcd Stntos commissioner ami wns. released under $'iol) bond. Tin case-was continued until May II The charge : BEalnst Sowcll Is n misdemeanor, currying a possible, pciuilt:! fU r n yro^ji, MVW a JIOv]i . '-Bowell's arrest revealed ror Ihe rirsl time thai Kill agents are stationed »t the Montgomery Ward plant which was sited by federal authorities u week ago nftcr n company rclusal lo abide by ii Wiir Labor nonrd order. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS' Weather Slows Tempo Of Raids But Allied Fliers Land Blows France, Holland, Germany Hawaii Now Free Of Blackout Fort$ Start Day But***™ To Be Ah*. WithA , kk0n Base In Holland C n ;/~, /•*„„. n "'°' &ocs On serves, I shall consider 11 a privilege to continue to work ivitli and for you to that end." Directors of the bank arc: Charles Rose, E. M. Regenold, G. G. Caudill. J. M. Stevens, Mr .'Williams, Roland Green and D. C. PafTord. Pfc. Louis E. Rogers Suffers Shrapnel Wound Injured in the back by shrapnel March 1 while fighting in Italy, Pfc. Louis E. Rogers is recuperating in a hospital in North Africa. he has informed his parents, Mr. , . mid Hfrs. James c. Rogers of l)v Route 1, Elowah. A member of the Fiftli Army, the 22 year-old soldier has been overseas 18 months. Prior lo his enlistment in the Army more Ihan three years ago, Private Rogers was employed in the Russellville, Ark., coal mines. Another son of Mr. and Mrs. Rogers is also in Ihc service, Pvl. Troylec Rogers, who is stationed at Camp pannln, Texas. A. L. Carr Dies Here • OSCEOLA, May 4—A. L. Carr of near Osccoln, died al Walls Hospital in Blytheville at 6:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Admitted to the hospital Monday, Mr. Can- was 70. Tlie body was lakcn lo Paragould yesterday. N. 0. Cotton Mar. 1952 1054 1951 1951 1313 May. 2121 2128 2121 2127 21221) July. 20G8 2072 20C8 20721) 2M!) Oct.. 1901 1997 19!)1 1997 1991 Dec. . 1974 1076 1D72 19751) 1972 Noble, commending Sewell L. Avery, chairman of the Boo gomcry Ward for the _ hns pursued In the recent Government seizure or the Chicago plant went 25-year-old sailor, Hal Senile. „....„ on trial for murder In Circuit Coiin Hie stale Indical- ed it will ask for (he death penal- ., . . . . .... ,. ...... ... Congress of the United' ted and sunk u blockade-running enemy submarine Tuesday off tin; African consi of Italian Solnnlllnnd. Tim undersea vessel wits destroyed by depth charges. There Is iio Indl- t.'iillim ns lo vvhelher the ship wits 11 German of Japanese sub. Secretary or Wiir Stlinsoii, discussing the 1'nclflc war at hlr, regular news conference, revealed Hint 007 Jap dead have been counted so fur nt ffollandia and Allape in New Guinea. Sllmson announces lluil our losses In lhc New Guinea (lyhl- Ing luive liccn small. •Stales and embodied in the Coi-|'i- lution and its amcndinents. Copies of lhc resolution were sent, lo each of the Senators and Con" Bi'essmeti of Arkansas wilh Ihe request that each use his official position lo protccl lhc rights of tlv!....] !.!_ - .. *-• . •y>\ . . ler he went lo Mnrvcll to why she wnnlcil to divorce wife him. I'ro.veciilor . . Soaife will be tried for his moth- cr-in-law's death later. Farmers Working Nearby Witness Fatal Air Crash Thfl plane, which carried Lieut. Hoy I,. Schc.xnydcr lei his death early yesterday morning, crashed Into a tree on the I!. II. Levy farm only r>00 yards from Ihn Ulylhcvllle Al '"'y Mr F]L 'ld during n bidden :iu nf- " llll j " ll A JLIII umuiK ii ; sk |,| S [ flurry of rain about 12:4!! C. K. YlnslliiR says Individual citizens of" "the "counlr'y i County War Bond Quotas lu^lf ^ C A^T ! ° n a ' SO "'"' AK SCt At ^' 700 '000 . Brief tnlks on behalf of the Air WAC recruiting drive now being conducted In Biytbeville were made hv Lieut. Ii-ma Kunow and Corp. Stanley L. Loring, holli of whom arc here for the drive. Guests nt the meeting, in addition to Lieutenant Kunow and Corporal Lot-inn were Sam Swain of Tnscaloosa, Ala., L. W. WiJIbms or Osceola, and Wayne Huff. Weather AltKANSAS - Clrmdy; showers cast portion this ,-irtcritnnn it ml In extreme east portion tontghl. Cooler ca.rt and south jxirlions tonight. Friday, partly cloudy. One million dollars 1ms been set as North Mississippi County'smiotn In the Fifth War Loan drive, slated to slFirt June 12 nnd continue through July. South Mississippi County's quota Is $700.000. Tlic state's quota for the mammoth drive Is $515,000,000, u, c Arkansas War Finance Committed reported Wednesday. Largest quota set for the slate was (he $14,750,000 goal for I'ulnskl County. New York Cotton Mar. . 1940 1953 1947 Afny . 2110 2112 2109 July' . 2055 205H 20.54 Oct. . 1989 IM 1990 Ucc. . I960 1974 19G9 19SO IOIR 2112 210H 2058 2055 19D1 1991 1970 19G9 residents of lluil section said today. •Several farmers who were work- Ing on tractors in the field witnessed (lie twin-engine training ship fly into the tree, then fall lo the earth and burn. It was believed that Ihe flying Instructor, who was returning trom a routine training flight, v/ns coin- Ing Into the BAAP for a landing when (lie falnl accident occurred. Mother Of Mrs. Bailey Dies At Cape Girardeau Mrs. Cleorgc Lumb of Portagevllle, Mo., mother of Mrs. Oscar Bnlley. died tills morning nt the SI. Francis Hospital hi Cape Glrardcan, Mo. She had been In ill health for more than a year. Mrs. Lamb leaves In addition to Mrs. Bailey another daughter, Mrs. Harry Williams of Louisville, Ky.. nnd two sons, Herman Lamb and Haford Lamb, both of Portland, Ore. Funeral arrangements were incomplete today. Stockmen From Other States Will Attend Hereford Sale Here Tlie prestige of Mississippi County as a leader in the breeding of prize Herefords seemed assured as inlcrest of ihe nation's most prominent stock breeders centered here, where the first annual sale of Hcrelords will te staged tomorrow at the c. H. Whistle Elm Groove Hereford Farm, localcd on West Main. '•• . Well known in this section as n breeder of exceptionally fine stock, Mr. Whistle and his" manager, Ellis Armstrong, arc presenting a number of prize winning bulls nnd females which are said to rank in quality with the best in the nation. Nineteen bulls, among them the 1043 Arkansas Stale Champion, which also claimed the title of the Ozark Empire Fair Reserve Champion last year. Real Domino Jr., 34th, nnd 46 females, Including the entire show an oiiUstanding one founded and expanded with Hero- lords capable or reproducing the modern, breed- Improving kind. In addition to winning (he A large number of requests for catalogues about the forthcoming event have continued to pour into Ihe Whistle office ns stock bleeders of Washington, Oregon, California, Missouri, Tennessee, North Carolina. North Dakota. South Dakota, Alabama, New York, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas express their Interest in the sale. The Hereford herd on Elm Grove Farm is one of the Soulh's most oulslainglng herds, and the owner is doing a great deal for the advancement of the breed in Ibis .section, according to P. W. Farley. of the staff of the southern Stockman. Mr. Whistle began tlio breeding of fine cattle five years ngo and hns made nn enviable herd, rrmke vip the sale which record with his herd, which was Grand Championship Bull title on Roal Dotnltio Jr.. 34th, nt tlie State Fair In Pine llliifl. entries of lhc local breeder also won first pri7.c for aged bull, summer yearling bull, five bulls, pair or yearlings. nnd pair of calves, and mid second prizes for senior heifer ealvc.s. second prizes Included a pair of females, get ol she, and second and third on seiner yearling heifers. All of these prize winners will be ofered for sale. First prizes won nt tlie Ozark Empire Fair at Springfield, Til, In addition to Reserve Champion Bull, were for senior yearling bull, and first and second prizes for summer, yearling heifers. Awarded f.econd prizes were five bulls, ntul n pair of yearlings. Third prize winners were a senior bull calf, n pair of females, and third nirl fourth prize, summer yearling bulls, and senior yearling heifers. Winning fnurlli prize wns R set of sire nnd awarded fourth and ' fifth places, settlor heifer calves. These prize-winners also will be auctioned off at tomorrow's sale. ' Slockmen predict that with the interest shown In the last fev; yen is Iti stockbrecding In this section and the success which has accompanied it, the name of Mississippi County will be associated with fine Hererords as It Is with line staple colon. Tomorrow's sale will bcghrTt I o'clock following luncheon at Uuslte Inn, which will begin at II o'clock. Col. Fred Reppcrt of Decatur, ind., will nc.t as auctioneer. mil til .surprise .liipimoKC raids aro still Tim Kcncrnl order permits lights * to be burned nt any hour of the night. I'ratenl curfew ruli-s. however, will (-(1111111110 In ellcct. These require llial all persons be oil tho street by 10 In Ihu cvcuhiji. In China today, tlio JnpanrM> have si!lw<d all bul oo miles of the l>el|i- hiK-Iiankow tallwiiy. A Chungking military sjinkiwnmn acknowledges that the enemy Is closing In on-this CO-mlle cup from two directions The Japanese oircnslve against llm' nilltfmd Is mi attempt to establish n firm communications line between Japanese armies In northern und southern China. Allies Active In ntirmii As tor the strugijli! In Hurma, Drltish Iroops nre active nijuln along the Ariikau Ironl, whore Ihc Important port of Aknyb Is located. A southeast Asia conuminliiiie ,sny« says tliey bnve fonijlil ihelr way lo high ground overlooking 11 key road. The now positions give the Ilrlllsh (.•milrol of hills nhnvc the highway, which links the Inland lown of UiKMIdaiini: with the Hurma const. The .Inp.s hud pierced Into one Allied strongpoliit iicnr the town, bul wen: hurled buck by n heavy lank-supported Hrltlsh raunler-iiUnck. ,lll|is Arc Itamilst-d Allied units In northern Ilurmu iiuve repulsed two enemy ultiick.s In the MognuiiB Valley. And Allied planes hnvo been ncllve over lhc Miindiday und-Uhumo areas In ccn- trnl IJtirniii. They tuivo delivered \vldespread attacks In a two-duy of- lJ-S'v<.;. : j,c,!ivst enemy cunply buses and communlcallnns. HAP bothbci-s, on Bcncral reconnaissance In the Indian Ocean, spot- Hicl,,,r«l«on snys I fit TOIMV'B WAR ANALYSIS Japs Mounted On 'Old Tiger' Can't Get Off Hy JAiMfcH HAKl'KU United 1'resi Stuff Writer 'Micro Is nn old proverb lluil Koes "He who rides ihe tiger finds It difficult to dlsmounl." Whi'ii lhat proverb WAS wrllleii China was (be seat of u u! world's clvlllnnlloi). And tin; Jiipnticsc wero considered Imrunilans. Today, tho Jnp.1 nrc riding u,e llKcr. I'hcy have been for almost wivcn years. Alternately In those dreary yours, they've tried to Uiinc he lluer. with tin- whip of bc.ilialtly, then with honeyed words such ns "tho new order of greater Knst Asia, 11 nnd "n sphere of co- prosperity." lint China today still remains nn untamed liBcr, toothless, . but uiilamed. China today Is almost prostrate Her armies are poorly clad. Nearly 16 per cent of her six million underfed troops suffer from tuberculosis. Ammunition Stnirre Her unities retrofit In the fnco of oncmy attacks because bullets nre KO .scarce they nnust be saved for the most critical emergencies. Tlic Chinese use ground as their chief weapon, «lvh>K it up when the enemy atlacks. Forcing hint to use iiiulvrlnlji mid manpower to hold It. And following back on his heels when lie finally decides it Isn't worth the cast. Only lo ulnrl tlio cycle nil over ngaln, Hut lhc slrcaks of n new dawn arc beginning lo appear on the horizon for Chlnn. The Allies of this long-tortured nation, whose people represent one fifth o( the world's entire population, are on (lie way, lo end her darkness of Isolation. Edging In from India. Ploughing westward with lhc dawn, along lhc Island stepping slotics of HID Pncllc, It's n slow nnd lorlttons process. Hill Its also relentless. The Japanese cnnnol escape Its xlfiiiiricniicc, rind hnvo been trying despcrnlcly lo take counlcr- movrs ngalnst the Inevitable day, on the ground where Ihey know the final .struggle in Asia will conic— Ih Chlnn. From (heir strongholds In north China, they've struck downward through Honan Province along the rnilnwl running from Pclplng to Hankow !o Canton. New Objective Seen Some Chinese observers nre convinced that this ln(cst Japanese drive over battlegrounds they've fought on before nnd given up, hns Anti-Aircraft Fire Described As Hoavy " By Returning Crews Ky Unltwl rrws .Had \\cnthci appuicntly ngiiln has reduced the scale of the American daylight nlr assault on Nazi Kuropo. About 200 Flying Porlre.S5Cs with fighter escort sl'nrtcd ofr the day's procession with an attack on a heavily camouflaged German nir- flclri In Holland, They met no enemy air rebUlntlce, and lh c nnll- nlrcrnft firo wns llRttt >.Later, other (urinations of medium nnd light tiontlicrs swept ovci lilts Channel 'for other raids throughout Northern. France. They, too met no" flghlcr opposition, but some bomlw crows report that tjic anll-nlrcriUl [Iro was .Intense. However, all plnncs returned safe.. llald Rc|uii'tcil 'V ' Berlin, reported . that - American bombers penetrated Germany p by dnyllght. btit so far, there hits bcb'ti no conflrmnttqti.. '' The Fortress raid on the Nazi airfield points up a stnlemenl-by Secretary of War SUinsoii today lhat tho foremost'mission ol otir air forces continues to be the destruction of Clcrmnii fighter-plane strcnglh, . •-, •-.•'. ••:•• But hand In hnnnV with Hint campaign, ns Sllmson: points out, goes the.-effort-to.paralyze'-the Nazi supply lines.,- ,. , .. - , - Slimsbn says our. bombers nro snmshlng. Gcruinn communications In Europe faster than" they can-tie replaced. .;.•' •;,..:.•' : - < ., A "l.thal,,|joes;,r6r 'till'"areas'.- Last,/" nights-heavy,smashes by the RAF" principally: at::tnVgoUMil. Franco, but wltli diversionary.(iirusts luto-'- Wcslcrn .aprmnny, hit the enemy ' wllh.more.tlmn 2200 tons' of bombs. One . British newspaper.-: calls tho night nsSault'-nn RAF smnsli at mussing Nazi armies. : .ISiiijh.irist-Yards' HH ••-• This snuie pnttern Is being traced over.southern and southeastern Europe by Allied bombers based 'in flnly. Liifit night strong forces of British heavy bombers blasted Nazi commtintcnlions from the outskirts of Rome, to the big rallynrds of Bucharest, Romania. Indirect reports from the Balkans say the bomb-damage already done nt Belgrade, Yugoslnvla,- Is so devastating Hut totnl evacuation of the capital |s being planned. These Allied raids not only cripple Nnzl trnfric to the lower Bnl- knns, but they also tie-up enemy transport bended for. the. Russian front In Northeastern Romnnia. And reports from tile Red Army front today "say that Soviet forces are pushing metliodicniiy through ' the vnllcys and foothills of the Carpathians: Tlie Russian dispatches' say n scries of fierce, but localized battles have been fought Hut Cicrmnii reports insist that a heavy battle hns been raging since Tuesday In .tlic Middle"Slrct Valley, of Romania. . '.,, _ Yanks Support Tifo- J At tho other end of tho Balka'/ front, it's noiv revealed that American soldiers have taken part In numerous : operations against' the Axis In Yugoslavia. > The revelation Is irinde by General Vcleblt, a representative of n new meniiin g this lime. | Marshal Tito's partisan forces who An effort to split China through Is now In, 'London. However he tlie middle. To drive a wedge be- cou|d not give any details because twcen inland China, and her whole conslllnc. 'Hie reasoning is clear. The Japanese fear an Allied Invasion landing on the China coast. One of the most glaring weaknesses of Japan's position In China Is that although the enemy controls all tltc principal parts of the Asia east coast from Korea to Singapore, he docs not control the Chinese coastline. Between those ports, the Chinese army controls long stretches of the coastline, including practl- rally all of the Chinese Province of Fukifii, directly opposite the Japanese Island base of Formosa. Unless the China coastline can be cut oil, nn Allied invasion could establish a bridgehead In China to pour supplies Into the armies of General Chiang Kcl- shek. So long ns China's armies remnfn tuierjulppcd and underfed, Japan con operate in Chlnn almost at will, limited only by the terrific expanse of territory. China Has Manpower But with food and bullets, and guns and planes In China', 1 ! constal provinces, the tables would turn. If given thn supplies, china with •ISO million people could field EH army that could overrun the Japs by sheer weight of manpower. England has just granted a loan of 50 million pounds to Chitn. Other loans have been granted in the past but they were only so much pnpcr because China, Isolat- or military secrecy. But he' expressed his enthusiasm for the Americans. nnck In Italy, Premier Bndogllo today .appealed to Italian fnrnicrs throughout Allied-held Italy to contribute their vheat'to s people's granary, lie promised that Ills government would do everything possible to guarantee the farmers simnble compensation for their cro|«. He also pledged an honest nttd fair distribution to assure every citizen of at least the minimum of bread and spaghetti. Chicago Rye open high low close May . 131',4 13214 131 my, 131 July_._128-S 128S 128« 128-J4 128K ed, could not buy anything with the money. But the land and ocean highways of lhc Orient arc drawing ever closer to china's frontiers. When they're opened, 50 million pounds will be only a drop in the bucket. Just three years sgo Mils Saturday, American ler-.d-leoss nld was extended to China, arid since that time over 200 million dollars worth of goods has been delivered by the old-Burma road and later by air transport. And china still is practically prostrate. That is Just a breath ol what China will need when the final battle of- the Orient is joined. But when that time'comes, she'll Jfit a tornado's worth. ;•:;,. And hi who rides tho tlger.i.«fll be dismounted. - •-: it/

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