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Save Waste Pap** ft ,VvolaoW.^fhc War Effort/ The Boy Scouts wi// coHect your Sc W fc,per/evc,,,Saturday BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NE\VSPAPER OF NORTHBART ARK-AMoio »v,^ c,^r, "^ ' -»-^ f f K-* VOL. X'LI—NO. ,11 Blylhevllle Dally News Blyliieville Herald Blythevllle Courier Mississippi Vnlley Leader 'NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI HLYTI!HVILLK, AHKANSAS. SATUUDAY, MAY G, 19<M SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS RED ARMY STORMS SEVASTOPOL TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS— Allied Bombing Technique Now Highly Developed Hy JAMES IIAKk'EK Unilcd Press Staff Writer A.'ii!\v days a<ro, Alliotl ho;ulr|uartcr.s ainiotinccd that u'i"nr! S P ' ' Hl ' itisl '- |)li - sctl Allied bombers dropped over Si.OOtHous of bombs on Germany and occupied ICuropo. Let s take a look behind this stupendous mass of de- stritciive power. First, the weight of bombs di-opped during a raid i.s not alone the factor determining the amount of destruction If that were the case, all bombs could be built in uniform size. And all planes could be standardized to carrv certain loads over certain distances. But bombs used in strategic *— _ bombing or Gcrninn Industry, vary in size from midget two-pound incendiaries, to giant, six-ton supcr- blockbusters. And the story of their journey from the bomb depots to trie planes ami thence to the target, starts in (lie plnuning rooms of the Allied air forces. Experts first pick the priority targets to be raided. They determine the type of flic innlcri<il to be destroyed. The structure of the buildings, and their compactness. Kighl iiombs I-'or Jobs This is apart from the two techniques of strategic bombing— the precision bombing of the American Air Forces, and the area or pattern bombing adopted by the RAP. In either case, the make-up of the bomb-loads is important. Theoretically, the policy of using many medium-sized bombs is the correct one , in strategic bombing against industrial areas. But there . never hns been any evidence to Prove that just collapsing the roof or a building necessarily destroys the machinery under it. The Americans have developed one system of dropping clusters of 500 anil 1000 pound bombs to do ths job. k . HowfiKr, un .March 8, ti the great American" hoinber raid" tin Berlin, some 350.000 incendiary bombs were used. This was a new item in American strategic bombing. It marked the adoption of an RAF theory that fire produces great destruc- . live effect on' machinery. Comuina.lioii For Berlin • In the Berlin raid, tlie Americans used a combination of techniques. They dropped high explosive bombs to blow up buildings; and machinery. Then they made doubly sure by introducing lire bombs. Blast plays a most important part in pushing over buildings. But perhaps still more valuable, is the effect it has in uncovering roofs smashing windows to provide easy entry, and plenty of draft, for the Hre bombs that follow.' Pictures taken of the damage done by a four-ton British bomb, Tor instance, show the bomb's de- struclivc effect over an area of about 150 square yards. But mound thai area, the pic- lures show a much bigger one of burned-out buildings. Tire raises havoc with machinery, particularly precision machinery. Conditions in Enro|)e are soine- . what different from those, in the United States. Wood has been scarce for centuries in EuropeC and as a result, nlost buildings arc built of stone, brick, cement or some form of masonry, havd to burn. But if the roofs are blow.i nut, the interior structure can he made to burn. D.imagc From Heal And the heat from a burning building finishes the havoc. It removes . temper from tools. It twists ami tangles structural steel, and can dislort, the shape of almost any piece of nielal equipment.' The British have developed the biggest bomb of all. the six-ton super-blockbuster, which thus far lias been used for special jobs. Some were used, for instance, to destroy the Michelin Tire Worxs in France, where big molds and presses and other huge machinery harl lo be smashed. The presses were partially sunk into the floor. To smash them, the RAF choss to blast them right off their foundations with tiie six-tonners. This required precision bombing, of course, a departure from the regular British policy of area-bombing. • i,?>$\ But if this and subsequent experimental bombings with six- tonners prove successful in their ' appointed task, the British probably will go in more and more for precision bombing. . Whistle Cattle Go To 7 States Buyers Are Attracted To Big Hereford Sale At Elm Grove Farm C. H. Whistle's 05 head of registered Herefonls, auctioned yesterday at Hie Elm Grove Hereford Farm's first annual sale, sold for a total of $27.820, bringinf an average of $428, the present record high in Arkansas Hereford sales. Commanding the highest price was the Grand Champion Arkansas Bull, Heal Doinino Jr., 34th, which sold to Meadow's Hereford Ranch at Tcxarknna for $1500. Lady Domino llth sold for $1450 to Milaud Finrra at Lcwisburj, W. Va., and the third highest sum. $925, bought Mack Prlncept • Mixer for C. P. Francis of Jamesvillc, N. C. Prize Herefords from the local farm today 'were shipped to breeders in seven states, North'Carolina, Tennessee. Alabama, Mississippi, Virs.i.n;a, .We4. Virginia, ai\d Missouri. Representatives . from ten states attended the"'side, held at the red , barn on West Main: The record number of cattle bought by one man was 22 head sold to Ed Mays of the Wj'lie- Covc Ranch, at Leslie, Ark., for a tola! of 58,645. Atmosphere of a rodeo hung over the crowded barn as 800 people either sat in the bleachers and watched the parade of fine cattle or milled about the barn and grounds for a close-up of the show herd offered for sale. Cow girls, attired in Western movie-style costumes, added a touch of the Old West, as did visiting cattle breeders in their ten-gallon hats and Western riding boots. At one point, in the auction, friends in the crowd waving to one another so confused the auctioneer who recognizes a wave or nod as the acceptance of a bid, that he warned the friendly folk that a flourish of the hand to a friend might mean the purchase of one of the animals. Hence social gesticulating was noticeably postponed. Although the average sales for Mississippi County's first Hereford auction was not sufficient to nt- tract national attention, the fine blood lines of he stock offered were, Colonel Reppert told the crowd at the conclusion of the sate Flood Waters Sweep Through Kansas Scene on East Doiifclw, Aietuie, Wichlfn Kntrs Imslneis dlslilct ns hiimliecK of nnlomobili s -jlnl! In mi;! waters of the flooded Ultlc Arkansas river. The drawnout vehicles block Iho nnlli of u fire truck trying to get to the scene ol n. fire. Firemen, right, nrc laying u hose horn tlie Inick. (NliA Telephulo.) * ,, — *"-tti. »t .iv»j(Jjn;u uui; tin iJiiJiL» xu, <4i , ,- C ™"" C '» |C 1 Mr. armored spearhead • northwest of Whistle for his outstanding work Loynng, a.i taporlnnt city on the and progress m breeding fine cat- Umghai railroad in Western no- lle, and on the quality of the herd — presented yesterday. Alabama exports about 70,000 queen bees every spring. Livestock ST. LOUIS, May 6 tUP) - Hog receipts 3.000 head, with 2,000 salable. Top 13.75; 200-270 pounds S13.70; HO-160 pounds $10.05-11.75; BOWS 11.25. Catlle receipts 200 head, all salable. Calve.? none. Bulk for week: mixed yearlings and heifers 12.15; cows 9.50-11.50; canners and cutlers 7.00-9,00. Slaughter steers 13.6018.00. "Winged Star This Way To Surrender' Signs Invite Japs To Lay Down Arms Hy Unilrd I're.ss Half sliU'vw! JtipnneKe troops are surrciuluriiij,' in record numbers on the American Ijciichhciuls in nortlicrii New Guinea. The traffic in discouraged JupaneKp. has been great enough to watranl tlie posting of signs pointing "Tin's Way lo Surrender." The markers,'written in Japanese ideographs lead the way to a clear ing where preparations have been made to .receive the prisoners, or to wipe out any who at-, .tempt trickery. ,; An American officer thinks most of the Japanese around the Hqiiandia sector would like to surrender but thev don't *iuile;know.ho\v to.go about it.-Ho .hopes that what'he ciiHa a "little outdoor advertising" will persuade the Japane.se that they will not he killed or tortured. . But signs or no signs, Allied*———. ' planes and . P-T bonts have continued . their -attacks on the enemy f\£J. I I '* I escape routes and have sunk or \SjTer flOSDItCf/ ;es alonf ' « At Hot Springs For Research NEW YORK, Mny G (UP)— The trustee's, of the Leo N. Levl Memorial Hospital of Hot Springs National Park, Ark., today offered that hospital's complete facilities, staff, and records lo the Mcriicnl College of Virginia Richmond, to be user) in the Interests of the nnnich program for research In physical medicine. Judce A. B. Frey of St. Louis, president of the board of trustees announced the offer. • Prey said (he hospital has been active for 30 years In the treatment of arthritis, rheumatism nnd oilier crippling dlsenses with the aid of therninl waters and other external physical agents. The medical college of Virginia was selected, under the terms of the $1,100,000 gift of Bernard M. Bnruch, as the center for teaching and research in hydrology, cllmu- (olotjy and spa therapy. The scientific data nnd clinical records of (he hospital, Frcy snfd, probably cannot be duplicated anywhere In the world. Founded nnd maintained under Ihc auspices-of B'nni Ti'rilh, It has Irealed more Ihan 155,000 persons. damaged at least 20 barges alonf the New Guinea coast. In Eastern India, British troops have cleared the Japanese from a number of. Important positions around the once-encircled city of Kohima. A Southeast Asia commu- nique does not disclose the exact location of the new gains, but the attack is continuing nt oil polnls around Kohima. Chinese troops, driving down the Mogauhg Valley in Northern Burma, have overcome Japanese defenses near the Lahkram river In their drive southward. • Ilie Japane.sc have attcmrJtcrt nn air attack on an Allied landing strip In Central Burma, but wpre repelled with heavy losses. A com- munique says four Japanese planes were destroyed and 12 damaged. In China, the Japanese have occupied two more,cities. A Chinese communique says the enemy lias reached Kioshan, 136 miles south of Clicnghsicii in Honan province. Fu- yang, in Northwestern Anhwei province has also fallen to the Japanese. However, the Chinese are reported to have stopped one JapantV nan. In India. Mohandas K. Gandhi has been released from political imprisonment in Ihc luxurious palace at Poona. The 74-year-old Nationalist leader has been seriously ill with malaria. Today, for the first time in 21 months, Gandhi is n free man. First Lt. Tyrone Power, who recently won his wings as a Marine Corps 8.vsr, is pictured above at the controls ol a training plane at the Naval Air Training Center, Corpus Cliristi, Restrainer In Ward Case Is Extended CHICAGO, May 6. <UP>— Federal Judge Holly has extended beyond Sunday night a preliminary injunction restraining officials of Montgomery .Ward and Company .from interfering with the government's operation of the firm's Chicago properties. Judge Holly also announced (hat he had decided definitely to rule Wednesday on the government's application for a temporary injimc- Judge Holly's decision to extend (he original 10-day preliminary Injunction against the company was made over the protests of Montgomery Ward officials who snld it would be imiwssible for the National Labor Relations Board lo conduct a valid collective bargaining election with the plant under government control. George B| Christcnsen. attorney lor Montgomery Ward, said there was "a very poinlcd question" of whether the bargaining election scheduled for Tuesday could be volld when the. firm's, employees • were wnrkiriR for tlu> government iii'the seized plant. |. , . •. i' Convict To Be Returned To Prison In Indiana Stale Patrolman Gene Dickinson yesterday apprehended and brought to the county jail here Lcroy Vice, 29 year-old former Arkansas convict, accused of breaking parole and who will be returned to Indiana to finish a term for aulo theft which will expire in 1951. Vice, who was sentenced to Ihe Indiana prison in September. 19-12, was arrested In New)x>rt. lie was In tlie county jail here today wnit- Ing the arrival of Indiana officers, who will return him to the prison there. Police Follow Clue In Murder Man Is Questioned After Woman's Body Is Found In Trunk CHICAGO, Miiy (i. (UI 1 )—Police have arrested a man for question- hifi in the murder al u woinni whose body was found In n trim! In Los /incelcs yesterday. A clue found in the trunk led to the iirrest of Hicardo Morn In n Chicago -hotel.- •.-.-, . However., officers say Mora doc.' not nt the description of the nini: who.shipped the trunk from Chicago to Ixis Aniselc.s. Morn llycd nl the Fleetvvood Hotel for some week; with his common-law wife. A lo\ve, with the nninc.'l'lcetwood Hotel, on it was fo'itral In the trunk with the body . A Ilnihvny Express iigcnl siiys (he sender 'was older and heavier tin Morn. A hotel clerk says the description of the victim fits that ol Mrs. Morn slsler, Aiiparo Uipc?.. Miss l-flp lived wilh the Moras at the Fleetwood Hotel several months ago Men Over 26 Out Of Draft For 4 Months WASHINGTON, May li. <UP» — The draft picture was cleared up somewhat today with new official fuels anU figures, Selective Service Director Itcrshey said that for at least the next four months only those men under 26 will be drafted. General Hcrshey listed a pool of nearly 1,100,000 such men iivnlluble for the armed forces, and added that this source should nil their needs nl least until Fall. The figure, Selective Service headquarters explained, is entirely exclusive of the -1-F's and the estimated 100.000 young men who reach military age each month. It's estimated that about CO per cent of the new 18-year-olds usually pass their physicals. Officials refused to predict how draft calls would affect older men beyond early Full. Hut present Indications arc that the Army nncl Nnvy will require few men over 26 for the rest of the year. Big ResefVoirs To Be Proposed For Irrigation Senate To Consider Plan For Reclaiming Lands In Midwest !)y Hulled The Semite .soon receive n From Guns, Planes topol. One .Soviet war inferno" propo.su! lo build 00 huge reservoirs along the Missouri river I rlbularlcti, at a cast of n billion mi ( | n qimr- Icr dollars. Those reservoirs would help irrigate same fire million acres , of now-useless dc&oi t lands. The propOMil Is Included In a report by the Depni tuidit of tbn In- lerlor mid hits been approved by Uio corps of Army engineers, This glgiuillc rcclmnnllfln scheme also would provide for flood control. navigation mid power development as well n.v IrrlgiUlon In Ihe Missouri river nrcn'. . Senator Joseph tvJiUionev or Wyoming says the report will be referred to Ihc Scniil(! committee mi Ir- rlgnllon nhd recliimatlon for study. Weather Mays Trlrk.i Meanwhile, In pcveral sections of Ihe nation today, Mother Nnturc IK up lo more freakish tricks. In some lilriccs It's too hot, and others It's' CONDON, May (1 (UP)— American too cold. but. practically everywhere jhcnvy bombers closed out another MOSCOW, Muy 15 (U.I'.)—Tho grciiL brittle for the Cri- niciiii inival biise of Sovnalopol him Klurtc'd. Dispute-lies lo Moscow from the front nrc comparinij th'ii conflict with the Imlllc of Slaliiifriwl.' Tim-distiches say IMC fighting in violent on the mountain stones he'foVn Rnviw. Soviet war coiTcsiiomlent'describes the city as "i ,". and Hiiy.s the miillory fire Is no intense that I 'an 11)0 whole Uii-ra'in resembles a field' of smoking lava from'n vol- Invasion Coast Given No Rest Liberators Return To Pas Do Calais Area Again Today very unusual for Mny. Kor In- W( *k si mice Uiere I.s snow tliroiujhmil the Northern Mississippi vnlley. And low iDinpernlm-e.i nrc Ihrenlen- Ing civrl v eroixs in Tndlnnn, Illinois mid Missouri. St. Unite had Uio coldest May 8 on record, Prosl Is expected tonight. Buck along Hie cast coast, niul In Nciv York state. Americans nro inopplnt; their brows after •« heat spell that rivalled Augusl,' witli the temperature hovering hi lb(. eighties. The weathermnn promls'e« further relief today. But there Is little' relief on the labor front, \vherq-a wave of strikes continue 1 lo crlpplo war productlim In Ihc Detroit mid lower bnliirlo areas. Officials import the worst Ue- nu since reurl iinrlior, ns hcitrly 30,000 employees slay away from their Jobs. Foitl Workers SIII| Out On thp Cinmdlnn fildc of the border 14,000 workers still 'are on strike fit the four Windsor plnntii of Ihc Company; Justice, a. chairman of the Cnn- Ford Motor I!. O'Connor, luilan National Wnr Labor Tleia- tlons Donrri nrrivcn In 'Windsor today, lo.slnrt further arbitration. And (it Onhnwit. Ontario, the latest wnlkoul nt the General Molors plant continues. So far 2500 workers Imve left their jobs In n R'nrje dispute. Htick In Detroit. Robert Keys, president of the Foremen's Association of Amcrlcn warns that, other-chapters of the Independent union will strike unless the War'Labor Manila Infant Dies The infniit .son of Pii. and Mr.s. Elmer I. Owen of Manila, died about 2:30 o'clock this morning at Walk Hospital, an hour after the baby was admitted. Arrangements, in charge of Cobli Funeral Home, were Incomplete this morniriB. Monette Resident Dies I. L. Price of Monqltc, father of Mrs. Mattlc Cnscy and Velvc Price of Lcachville. died Wednesday in a Jonesboro hospital. He was 53. He also leaves his wife, two ether daughters, both of Michigan, and another son, also of Michigan. N. 0. Cotton open high low close pr.cl. Mar. . 1949 1951 1949 1951b 1951b May . 2127 2128 2127 2129b 2129b July . 2073 2075 2072 2075 2075 Oct. . 1997 1993 1097 1D93 IM9 Dec. . 1973 1975 1973 1975b 10751) Chicago Wheat , j .., open high low close pr.cl. Mny,,.-.173^ 17351 173*1 173^ I73 n ; y. >i 1C9?; 1GOS 163-n 160% 1<S3X Jiilcrcst cm Back Alimony SALEM. Ore. (UP) — Divorced spouses in this state who become delinquent in their alimony payments must not only make up their back payments hut pay Interest nt the legal rale on the deferred Installments. So the Supreme Court of this stale ruled In n suit brought by Sarnh Elizabeth Kern against the estate of her former husband, Don Kern. Inasmuch ns Mrs. Kern had been deprived of the use ol the alimony money she wa.s entitled to interest, the high court ruled in awarding her $13,277.33 of which $2,919.60 represented interest. Chicago Ryo open high low close pr.cl. May . 12911 129','j 127',i 12T!i 130 July . I27',i 127',i 125')i J2oii 127-;! Tires wear out five times ns fast In temperatures of 105 degree,*'hs In temperatures of 40 degrees. 1 ' ' ""-' current nlr offensive lodi\y with n smnsh I'Ycnch north-constl, against the Vour-enqlned Liberators, escorted by rliihtcr planes, bnUcrcd Nnv.l defenses In the 1'jis Bo Ciilnls nron dcfipllc, unusually severe wenlhcr, Dclnlb it! Iho opci'iillon Imven't been received. 'Hundreds upon hundreds uf American lighter pilots believe they lire on the threshold of Ihc urcntest nerlnl combnt the world hns ever seen. •So reports United Press war correspondent Walter Cronkito from London, ••' - . . Snys the UP correspondent: 1'For weeks Ihe fighter 'pilots Imve been swopping nlioyc- Gennnny nnd occupied'-territory iiiid only ncuiislon- nlly (selling.n bntttc wilh the Luft- waffe, but idcy do not think Jerry Is Itu'ouiih. They expect lo meet him In pricks of.hundreds when he begins n desperate bnck-to-thc-wnll fight, over the Invasion const. They think he mny even appear In new and ,speedlcr plnnex anil fight with tho spirit of n cornered hcnst." Allied nlr action nlso highlights the news from Southeastern Europe. Lust night RAP heavy bombers from Ilnly .set big flre.i In nltnck- Ing Cnmplim in Romania, 19 miles from I'loesll. Oil storage Iniiks. railroad yards and other Instnlln- llonf were left In flniucs. On the Ttnllnn front liself, Allied fighters nnd fighter bombers lire continuing their punching - bag ryhthm ngninst, various supply * Clinic ei'il|)tioil. The acrmaiis conllrm the floicc- ncBs of tho buttle, reporting Hut the Russians are attacking In great force under n violent artillery mid ncrlnl barrage. The roads 'and oven by-p,ilh<> Icnrtlng up to the Soviet fonv.nd positions nie clogged with military trucks, supplies and tinctoi-diuwn iirllllory, Sold onp dispatch to Moscow— "Oormans an- drowning in Sevastopol Hny In barges width nrc turned liito Iron'coffins." Nails Well Equipped ; However, Sevastopol Is not likely to be n push-over for the Itcil army It's true < Hint tlie 'Germans arc evacuating tome of theh gnulsou troops by sen and nlr to Romania I!onr ( i recognizes the PPA. So fnr, i (1 >im|>s, rail bridges, rond transport. .......... lll' r| ie land fiBlulnc remains limited to patrol action, but speculation Is mounting that the Allies soon will unleash nn all-out offensive— one that mny xc timed to slnrt with the opening of the wcUcra front. When the land push opens, the Germans will find themselves hard pressed along their supply routes. Mnjor Ocnernl John K. Cannon, the commander of the 12th United foremen have led their Jota Detroit plants. In the nation's cnpllni; administration lenders in HID Holrsc say thcv arc confident aii Impartial In- vesUsntlon of the ' Montgomery Ward seizure will uphold the President's order. Pennsylvania also Ls a sore spot us fur ns strikes arc concerned, A compurnllvc hnndful of Inspectors have gone bock to work nt the Curtlss-Wright propellor 'plant near Denver, nut 3800 other worker, 1 ; continue on strike In the western and central portions of the state. Production of materials for Nnvy landing craft was hampered by n strike of 800 pipefitters nt the Blaw- Knox Steel Company and three other plants. Worker* nro nlro Idle In six conl mines. Seaman Given 10 Years For Sfaying Wife HELENA, Ark., May 6 (UP) — Twenty-six yenr old seaman Hal Sciiife of Marvell hns been convicted of llic second degree murder of his wife, Mrs. Jennie Ruth Davis Scnlfe. Sentence has been set at 10 years In Ihc pcnltcnlary. ' Scalfc is also under Indictment charged wilh the first degree murder of his wife's mother, Mrs. Susie Davis. While Scalfc was on Ihe stnnrl he stuck to his story that he stabbed his wife and her mohcr, Mrs. Susie Davis because they were trying to shoot him. His attorney says they will appeal the case. New York Stocks A T & T Anaconda Copper .... 151 1-8 .... 25 1-2 Beth Steel 58 3-8 Chrysler 8-11-2 Coca Cola , 114 1-2 Gen Electric' 36 Gen Motors 59 1-4 Montgomery Ward 43 1-2 N Y Central 17 3-4 Int Hnrveslcv 721-2 North Am Aviation ....... 81-8 Republic Steel 151-4 Radio 9 1-8 Socony Vacuum 12 1--1 atudebakcr 15 7-8 Standard of N J ..;...'......55 7-5 Texas.-Cdi-p-'i.•••>>'•..'."..'.. i:48 7-8 Packard nt••/;,•'.'...i'..' r :V.... -H4 U S Steel A,.- fi2 1-2 Sidles Air Force, Lieutenant , General Ira C. Eaker, the Mediterranean nlr chief, say Allted nlr fleets In Itnly hnve cut every rail line In ftnly nnd knocked out every freight yard as Inr north ns Florence. New York Cotton Mnr. . May . July . Oct. . Dec. . WO 1040 2115 2115 2000 20GI 1091 IS98 1972 1073 I94G 2112 2057 1992 IQ07 1048 211-1 2058 ISOli 1970 1D48 2114 2058 199G 1070 Honors Heroes —and UIUB win apparently put up only n rciir i;umd defense of tho city, lint they have n trcmcndoui mass of heavy war equipment to use In that defense The Nails tmmsht this mntoUnt with them ns they retreated -down the Crimean peninsula, mid they have concentrated It In « poweiful for- • tlflcnllon nio mound the besieged port. The proved driving powci of the Red army vis so strong,, however, tlmt once Ihcy start n determined land offensive nenllnsi.ihe isolated Germans, Sevastopol's • resistance •'" limy uc 'cjrily a matter'of" days! .Utisslnii dispatches also hint that strong Soviet linvol attacks -soon will strike Romania's . Dlnck Sea const .across from the Crimea. I'lan Amphibious Drive Siich sea' attacks on Romania would be v timed lo coincide with smashing ; innd assaults .throughout the Balkan nation. This amphibious drive mny await the fnll of Sevastopol, nlthough there is n chance 11 might start before the city's capture. The lialknn sen operations were forciinst in a Moscow broadcast directed to the Red navy. The Soviet rnclln also confirmed for the German reports thai a ground offensive nlrenriy Is underway In Ro- mnnln. tl revealed that Red army troops arc nl this moment smashing enemy forces on Romanian territory, and It urged the Bltick Sea sailors to/be set for action... It Is Ihus possible that any day now Russian warships will attack Constanta nnd other Romanian seaports, stiytct. landing operations nlso arc possible. Axis defending forces then would face n ninny-prongefi plncor movement formed try Rus- nnd land troops. parachule troops slan sen borne Air borne nnd nlso nre expected to be employed by the Soviet command, Counter-Blows In Poland ",'-. The Nails manifestly arc uneasy nlxnil this impending Russian blitzkrieg, Init so far they have confined their counter-offensive measures to Polish rather thnn Romanian territory. They are continuing their attacks southeast of the city of Stnnislnwow, but the Red army has hurled back the latest of these assaults, killing 300 enemy iroops. In one sector, they captured several German block houses. Turning to the political field, Father Stanislaus Orlemanski, the American Catholic priest who is visiting Russia to study the, Russo- Pollsh situation, has had n second conference with Premier sdtiln. After the meeting, he declared that the Soviet leader "Is very friendly dlsjiosed toward tlie Roman Catholic church." Orlemanski reported Stalin ns believing that the religion 1 of the Polish peoples' forefathers should remain the religion of tlie Polish people, and that he would not tolerate any transgressions in this regard. The priest further asserted that Russia's premier would not meddle In Poland's internal affairs. And from the financial front, comes the news that the third Russian war loan of 25 billion rubles —about five billion dollars—has been oversubscribed by almost 35 )>cr cent. Photo above Is Ihe latest camera portrait of Lt.-<Jen. Waller Kreuger, comrnnnder of the 6th Army tn the southwest Pacific, taken when he recently pinned a "streamer" award on the colors of the Headquarters 1 Corps ct the 6th at an advanced base. Corps was cited for action in defeating strong Jop forces on : Papua, northern New Guin_ea. < Smoke Damage Reported An overheated stove pipe in the living room of the Fred Fnrris home, East Sycamore, caused small smoke damage around the flue thimble and in the resulting fire about 8:30 o'clock this morning. The damage to the house was not covered by insurance. Weather ARKANSAS —Fair and slightly warmer this afternoon and tonffc-ht. Sunday, partly clmidy olid warmer.

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