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Save Wasfd Paper/ It is valuable to tho War Effort! .Tho Boy Scouts will collect your-Scrap Paper every Saturday. BLYTHETILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWBPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ^ VOL. XU—NO. 43 Blylhevllle Dally News Blylhcvlllo Courier Blythcvllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader B],YTlil')VIM,K, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, MAY f), 1!)<M SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS • Jaycees Decide On Horse Show For July 11-12 Entries To Compere For $1400 In Cash And Many Trophies Many top-ranking exhibitors in the South and Midwest will enter their prize walking and galled animals in BlytlicvlUe's Second Annual Horse Show Ihls summer if plans of the Junior Chamber of Commerce materialise. Functioning as a unit of Ihc newly organized Northeast Arkansas Horse Show Association which will foster a scries of shows in this area during Ihc coming months Jaycees who met at Hotel Noble here last night decided lo sponsoi another show at lltiley Field Julj 11 and 12. However, some of the troubles that beset the 1943 show will be avoided, members of the group promised after hearing talk.* by two Paragould officials. Jef lioland, president of the .associa lion, nnd Sam Lcath, secretary am veteran showman. Will Avoid Delays 1 Tor one thing, spectators wil not be subjected to tiresome de lays during a lengthy program because the 1944 show will be two-night affair with exhibitoi allowed a minimum number o minutes in which to put their en tries on the field. By breaking th program into two parts, eacli wi be shorter and easier to hand" and spectator interest will be kcj at a peak, those in charge pointc out. A total of $1400 in cash will b offered again this year, according to John McDowell, chairman of the show committee. Mr. Roland, former Blythcvillc merchant who moved to Paragould several years ago, offered the full assistance of the association in staging the local show. He reminded those at the meeting that horse fanciers of Eastern Arkansas, Including those of Mississippi County; have acquired some of the finest show horses available, and that with other fine animals which would- be : 7 attracted from other sections the shows this year should bis the most" creditable ever offered in this region. - .•'-.• - Urges • Resources Pooled "If;, such "towns as Blytheville, ; Jonesboro, For- Late Bulletins WASHINGTON, May 0 IUI>) — The Senate Military Affairs Committee has deferred until May 22 a vole on whi'llier tn approve promotions for I.icul. Gen. rat- ten and 13 other Army colonels to permanent ranks as general of- licers. WASHINGTON, May 9 (UP)~ The Senate IMS passed anil sent lo Ihc White House a resolution authorizing additional grants up lo 56,700,000 to stales for eare of Ihc wives ami children of enllsl- cd men in Ihc armed forces. DETROIT, May 3 (HI 1 )—The Kuril Motor Company and the ludependciil Foremen's Association of America signed a contract toiluy, averting a strike threatened by 9,000 supervisory employees. Jap Invasion Of East India Being Broken Ward Employees Hold Election On Union Issue NLRB Certifies 4900 Eligible To Ballot At Plant In Chicago Ily Untied Press Employees of Montgomery Ward NEW DELHI, May 3 (U.P.) — Tlie Japanese invaders of eastern India show signs of cracking up under strong Allied blows. An Allied communique says Anglo-Indian tanks and Infantrymen, striking hard for a knock-out blow, are rolling headlong over Japanese fortifications on the western and northern sides of 'KuhLinn. The enemy, apparently outgunned and lacking armored support is counter-attacking recklessly only to be turned back with'hcavi losses by British gunfire. In Ihrce days of fighting on Ihc Kohlma front at least 750 Jai troops were killed. In all, the Jap ancse arc believed to have los half Ihe estimated 10,000 strikim, force they had in ihc Kohiina area. Meanwhile, 00 miles to the soutl in Ihe Imphal area another battl of annihilation is being waged b the Allies. Here again, the Britisi Imperials are on the offensive Due to a mistake -in transmissio arc casting Ihelr ballots lodny In what may be Ihe mosl important collective bargaining election ever conducted by llic National Labor Relations Board. Eleven polling places have been set up Inside the Chicago plant to accomodate all employees who wish o vole. The NLRB certified 4900 as llgiblc. The election is intended to settle lie dispute between Ihc company ml Ihc'CIO which led to Govcrn- icnt seizure of tho Ward Chicago ropertlcs. The voting hours were slaggcred, o that some employees will not ote until they leave at Ihe end of he day. Circiihim, Ads Used Both sides did some eleventh- lour electioneering, with purclms- d advertisements. The union also distributed circulars outside the Building. In llic strike .picture today, a series of labor disputes invilvlng "iO.OOO workers ranges from New York lo California. At Ihc Merlin-Rockwell plant at Jamestown. New York, 1500 production employes are on strike protesting wage classifications set up i)y the War Labor Board. And at San Francisco, two nearly-completed na'val vessels were delayed tn dry dock as AFL and CIO machinists continued n strike for wage revisions. However. TODAY'S WAK It's Already 'D-Day' For Allied Fliers * By JAMES 1UKFER United Press Staff Writer Every day is 13-day for Allied ulr- inen In Britain. The ground forces will Invade Europe later, but the airmen arc Invading now. Those airmen have stretched tho greatesl air offensive of all lime Into Its 23rd straight day—blasting n path across Urn face of Europe. And Ihe climax of: that offensive is yet to come. It won't arrive until 13-Day also dawns for the land armies. This great offensive iiclmilly is part-and-parcel of the military operation known as the Invasion f >l Euroiw. As British Under Sccrc- lury for Air Dalfour said after n recent mid on the Cicrmnn capital "Surely, no one can tuicstloii thai the invasion of l ; )urol>e has comi about when ncurly HOOO men luviud Berlin." Artillery Opens IShr Unities According lo Ihe Iraditlonal pal- tern, big guns sound the prelude of all great land battles. The ndnge runs, "Artillery conquers, Infantry occupies." In 19115, 148,000 tons of shells were llred In 30 days to In auguratc the battle of tho Sonimc. In 1911, 110.00D tons were fired hi 13 days to ring up the curlnin on the buttle of Yprcs. The pattern is the sine in this war, although planes as well as cannon are carrying out the bombardment, Tnrawi was hit with '23.000 Ions of shells and Ijombs, Kwajalcin with M.OOO, Five thousand Russian guns, tiring in concert, opened the lust phase of the battle for Stalingrad. Anil the pattern Is Ihc same for the invasion, the greatest battle of them all. Ton upon ton of bombs Invasion Coast Suffers m -r- TLT if • tSi ^ ; lemhc New Air Blows By 2000 U. S. Warplanes 3 Rail Centers Our Bombers in Action Over Messerschmitt Plant the Detroit-Windsor the hardest hit. Twenty eight thousand workers are Idle. But a strike threat by 9,000 foremen at Ihe Ford plants failed to materialize at noon, the scheduled deadline. In Washington, the WLB is ex- peclcd lo take jurisdiction of the Foremen's Association disputes. The WLB has deferred action while awaiting Ihc NLRB decision handed down last night. The NLRB reaffirmed its refusal to certify fore- plosions. British tanks and ground jmen units for collective bargaining, forces supported by the bombersJbut ruled:that employes coxild not they were erroneously reported to be on the defensive yesterday. Large forces of British and American bombers have joined the fight blasting enemy positions ' and touching off large tires arid ex- is scarring the continent. Furthering the creeping paralysis in the Axis war machine. Tearing Ihc tough fabric of defense Germany has woven In western Euro|>o. Thus, Chaplcr One of Ihc Invasion 1ms 'begun. , "' Kecord llonlb ^ where shows are planned will pool their . resources ..''these . shows can be put on easier, cheaper and better," Mr. Roland said. "Portable equipment' can be used by all towns participating in the association and will solve many problems that would confront, . sponsors of most of the shows." . Mr. Lcath, who rode and exhibited horses before the turn of the century and whose enthusiasm last night seemed to belle his grey hair, also emphasized the advantages of inter-city co-operation. He said llic association might well be the ^beginning of a permanent MidSouth horse show circuit which would include towns of Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee anil Mississippi and which would attract some of the nation's major stables once the big exhibitors were convinced that expert, judges would be Available and lliat Ihey could cover the territory on convenient dates and with short "jumps" between shows. They Waul Trophies "To many exhibitors, the prize money is secondary," lie commented. "They want trophies, and they can be induced to compcle for them if the judging is fair and transportation conditions are favorable." The question ol again using the | school's athletic field was put up r lo Superintendent W. B. Nicholson who pledged his co-operation, but who mentioned the need for certain improvements to the grounds for which he said the school did not have funds. Tills problem was discussed at length by several local show horse owners and enthusiasts including C. G. Smith, Hiram Wylie, L. G Nash and Clem Whistle, all of whom agreed to" co-operate with others in attempting to obtain improvements, principally filling in of low places and sodding turf on bare spots. At conclusion of the meeting a special war film, "One Day of War." was shown by Roy Rea. Special guests at the meeting included Mr. Roland. Mr. Lcath, James Hill Jackson and P. 'V Highfill, all of Paragould, Mr Nicholson, Frank Whitworth. Samuel F. Norris. Leon Oenning. S Mosley and Ben While, all of Blytheville. have thrown the Japanese back In all areas' around the Imphal plain., • •. .. .. J 0 '; : ' In central' Burma, British Ch'.n- tilt troops have strengthened thair hold on the railway and road' lines leading to Myitkyina, the toy enemy supply base in that area. :On the China front American and Chinese fliers have struck in force at Hankow, a major Jap base In eenlrnl China. Hankow Is the southern terminus of the Peiping to Hankow railroad, only 20 miles of which still Is held by the Chinese. Other Allied aerial forces are continuing their assaults on the Japanese particularly in the area around embattled Loyang. At last reports enemy ground troops wero within 0 miles of the ancient, walled city, which incidentally is the Chinese headquarters in the Honan Province. However, the British radio has broadcast un- contirmed front dispatches that Loyang has fallen. - Robbery Suspect Held BENTON, Ark., Ma v 9 (UP) I'cace officers and state police have arrested a suspect in the Saturday night robbery of a hardware store at Bcnton. The man will be charged with burglarly. He is described as resident of Hot Spring county. The robbery netted the burglar bout $2000 in cash and a large nnbcr of checks which were dls- rdcd back of the store. Attend Rites Here Out-of-town people here for th funera) Saturday of Mrs. Muml demons were George Mahcr Jr., o Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbcr .Brown of Mobile. Ala., Mrs. Edit Cuart and Mrs. Minnie Thompsoi both of Morrilton, Ark., and Joh Kllbruth of Dyersburg, Tenn., all o whom have now returned to the homes. Mrs. Clemons longtime residen of Blythcvillc, died Friday alter noon at Blytheville 'Hospital. Weather ARKANSAS —Scattered showc this afternoon, tonight and Wee nesday. Not much change 'In tcm pcraturc, Summer-Marine discriminate against foremen of independent unions. Ickes ' Accuses Carter Elsejvhere in,hliigUm, Secre- ,ary, of 'the : Interior Ickes has accused Republican Representative larter of California of conniving to enrich the Pacific Gas and Elec- ,ric Company at the expense of the public treasury. Ohio and West Virginia voters go :a the polls today in the presidential preferential primaries. Light voles are forecast for both sfates. Democratic delegates in Ohio will be pledged to Roosevelt, and Republicans to , Governor Bricker, while both Democratic and Republican delegates will be unpledged in West Virginia.- President Roosevelt today scheduled another talk with Undersecretary of State Stcttlnlus to learn more about the undersecretary's recent visit to London. He also arranged a meeting with W. Avercll Harriman, Ambassador to Russia, and called infecting Secretary of the Navy Forrestal. The Forrcstal conference may be the first on a possible successor to the laic Secretary Knox. And here's news affccling the family marketing list: Growers prices for asparagus have been raised one-half cent a pound—an increase to be reflected In canned and frozen asparagus prices of the 1944 pack. The boost was allowed to meet higher production costs. Ar.d hope for any material increase in civilian sugar rations this year faded today. It is revealed thati sugar stocks fell to some one million tons on April 1—nearly 600,000 tons below a year ago. Body Identified 3y Bridgework As Chicago Man HOT SPRINGS, May 9 <UP) — The body of a man found near Malvcrn, Ark., on April 22 has been denuded as that of a 40-year-old Jhicago sportsman and restaurant proprietor, Frank Abbatte. A Hot Springs dentist, Dr. R, D. Ackcrman, established the identity of the body by examining bridgework in the man's mouth. He said he had made a temporary crown for one of Abbatte's teeth in April before the Chlcagoan disappeared. Police say the killing has the appearance of a gangster slaying County Health Officer Dr. W. G Hodges and Coroner R. W. Griswold say they are convinced tha Abbalte was killed by a gunshot li the head. But no bullet has been found in the skull. Already, that bombardment :.has reached unprecedented peaks. Eighty thousand tons of explosives were scattered over Europe last, month alone. By'contrast, only 40,000.tons were dropped on Britain in-all .1040 when Germany Itself was preparing for invasion.' . : Yet, the bombardment will .Increase even more. General., Eisenhower has warned Allied./ airmen that they will fly from dawn to 'desk without rest or sleep .when the4;J,7 vasion signal Hashes. Day and night the skies will throb with the sound of motors. Already, e;ome medium ijoinbcrs are making two raids a day. Paradoxically, Allied losses are declining as the intensity of the offensive mounts. American bomber losses now average less than Ihven per cent while fighter losses arc brt- twccn one and two per cent. A year ago, an Army official placcd(Amcri- can bomber losses over Germany at G per cent. He said that if we stay under 10 per cent "we can lake it." Allied Losses Decline One Index of declining Allied losses is the fact thai 80 tons of bombs were dropped by British- based planes last month Jor every plane lost. For every loss, only 41 tons were dropped . last August, 36 tons In September and 44 tons In Octoter. The Army Air Force recently cut back its training program because casuallles had teen less than expected. True, the loss yesterday of 36 American bombers and 13 fighters over Berlin and Brunswick Is not to l« taken lightly. Still, Germany, in One of the most graphic bombing pictures lo come oiit of the win', this USA Fortieses of the USA llilh Air Force dropping dcvasUUlon on ttm .MumTfichtnlll fighter piano factory at Welncr NauMfidt south of Vienna Austria in the sustained pro-Invasion bombardment (NUA Tulepholo.) Hand- To-Hand Street Fighting Reported Today At Sevastopol Ily Uiillcil 1'rcss •'.....' .. '. ' The- Gerniiins arc. being lililv.cil mil -of SuviiHiopol u lot tlian they loiiglil. Iheir wny : in. ncj«F.|)ri]iur» report 'bilt(!i*"hunil4p-littiKl. ' one day of the blitz of Britain, lost 185 planes. Its overall losses during the blitz were 20 per cent. Germany started the" war wilh .24,000 planes. But America and Uri- ain produced 127,000 planes lust ear alone. Thus, this much is 'our years ago, Germany prepared 'or invasion by air bombardment Now the Allies arc doing the same But Ihcir production Is larger. Ihe tonnage they are dropping greater their losses less. The Allies arc confident they can succeed where Germany failed. Firemen Answer Call Negligible damage resulted Ui th motor of an automobile owned by T. M. Heington about 5:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon when a shor circuit in the battery cable win caused smoke to pour through tin lloor board. Mr. Heington had extinguishes the small fire when firemen arriv cd. The car was parked In front o his home at 1050 West Holly whc the fire occurred. Named Post Surgeon COLUMBUS FIELD, Miss., M» 9.—Ma]. Carl M. Harwell Jr. o Osceola, Ark., has assumed his di lies as post surgeon of the static hospital at Columbus Army A Field, it was announced Monrta Major Harwell was stationed a Maiden, Mo., Army Air Field l« Abbatte was one of the better. j orc receiving his transfer her known horsemen of the country and ' succeeding Ma). Cleo M. Miller, wl "Prelly • snappy," aptly ' de-! 'scribes Sgt. Mary Frances !goe, iUSMCWR, above; o( Ridgewood,, ;N. J., as she models llio Corps'l idress while 'summer uniform at) i\Marine Jfese, .Quantico, Va.,s • brought a string lo Hot Springs for the Oaklawn racing meet each year. He was last seen on Feb. 24, It is believed that he was "taken for a ride," and although his Identity has been established, the mystery of who did the killing remains. State police are aiding In the investigation.' Chicago Wheat open high low close May .••173%-im 113% 173% 173% July ,.109-)i 170- 16004 '160y 4 16 was recently assigned to duty wi the Army Technical School, Ya University, New Haven, Conn. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. M. Harwell Sr., Osceola. the sLiccls of Ihc Ing base. lOvnii .Gci'initny ml mils, the xis • garrison is under it hail of I'iro from fur superior lltis- an forces, uppnrcnlly cluiiriug tlio wuy for admissions on irlhcr' setbacks, .. Latest Moscow reports siiy the lied Army in blillbring , (.lie inner gates of the city, bearing down for llio final )r. Gus W. Dyer Will Speak Here Economic Advisor To' Talk On Leadership At Kiwanis Meeting Dr. Gus W. Dyer, economic aci- Isor and chief of the speakers bu- cau of Ihc Southern Stales Indus- rial Council, will] headquarters In nshvlllc, Teim., will be guest icuker at the regular luncheon nceting of the Kiwnnls Club lo be eld tomorrow noon at Hotel Mole. Topic fur his speech will be Responsibility of leadership." A graduate of Rundolph-Mucou lollcge, Dr. Dyer later was gradated from the School of Religion I Vandcrbllt University with a Dnc- or of Divinity degree. Afler serving s a Metiiodisl minister for two •ears, Dr. Dyer felt the need for a vlder educational foundation for ds profession and attended Unl- -crslly of Chicago, where he re- :clved his degree us Doctor of Phll- isophy, returning to Vandcrbilt as irofessor of Political and Socla Dconomy, in which position he re- nalncd until he passed the maxl num teaching age. During the latter years of his pro :essorship he was In great dcinani )y national and regional trade or janizatlons to address their annua nccllngs on economic subjects, and ] mmcdlalcly upon retirement from' Vandcrbilt University he accepted lie position he now holds. During .he past two years. Dr. Dyer lias addressed more than 400 luncheon clubs, Chambers of Commerce, student bodies at universities and colleges, industrial groups and olher organisations. This menus Ihc nine ring of for- Ificallons rimming the city, bc- ilnd which the Red Army held out or 250 day.viitwo .years- ago, are almost all back In Soviet hands And that's after only two days >f u new offensive after Ihe 18 lay lull at Sevastopol cxplodci vllli a sweeping artillery barrage vhldh methodically pulverized Naz I] Ing points in tho hills surround UK the city. And while siege guns fimashci Ihc enemy batteries. Russian ns iaull. Iroojis edged forwtn'd lo cap lure Axis positions on the steel cliffs. The desperate German nnd Ho innnian defenders tried a Inst tlllc counter-thrust. ; nut Ihcy wero thrown back 1 And 7 Air Bases loday's Targets Explosives Shower On •. France, Belgium 'And Luxembourg Sector's N LONDON, May 9 (UP)— American warplanes, In ;a record-attack,', hit 10 Nazi larncts'along the Invasion coast today, - ' Some 2000 Fiying Fortresses, Liberators and fighters, bombed seven Qoiman airdromes And three rail centers In France, Belgium and I uxcmbourg.' The. air armada, officially described as "very strong", showered -2000 tons, of. explosives on Iheli targets ,Thc London Evening Ncw.s banners the ossauR as the 'biggest, pio-linnslon bill/" Bui the rnlrt v,as only'one phase of today's vast air operations Bilt- Ish i\nd v American light and medium bombers slruck at rallyards and othct objective! in France i < and Uchjlum;an nil, the Allies flew 3700 soi ties Up to noon as the non-stop ah offenblvc moved through Its 23rd straight, day. "Sunday Drive." Pilot Says * The weather was..good and op j , position light during the 10-way attack One pilot called the flight a'' "Sunday nlternobn drive." The first c'rcwmen.ito'return' say^o few enemy'flglilers timidly approached their formations bill Bhled off when attacked by the American flghlcr convoy. Qerinnn broadcasts say Allied formations aho struck at Southwest Qcfmany today. But, so 'far, this Imsn't" l(ee.n confirmed-. Today's raid follows close on the heels of the French British attacks' on Invasion co»st, •, Bel*- gl«n and Oorman railway!, and an ' ' Allied Blockade Too Tight For J.qps; Germans LONDON,, ; M»y 0 (UP)—Britain's ilnlstcr of Kcouomlc Warfare retorts Hiat> blockade running be; •ween Japan anil Germany nqw,,hns nil but censed. >• Lord Sclborn reveals that, the Ailed Navies linve sunk, a lolal of 15 high-speed blockade runners. And now. he says, about Ihe only trnfflu gelling through Is a. few submarines which can curry very lltllc. The Economic Warfare chief said that at first, Ihe Qci'innns had some success with their surface blockade runners, They used fast ships which moved cnst and west without using lights or wireless, or calling at any porls. But then, he says, • the Allied Navies with air support, got on the Job. Four blockade runners were sunk on tlie j outward bound trip from Germany, 'tis palrfc! retreat In the process, Th c other 11 nutik were Inbound, ih c NazisSsurrcnricrcd two villages some 30 miles Inland from the pliincs wero jost ", , : i .The Allies arfi scoring t successes o» land as well as in the air. Marshal Tito's potrtisa*S'H-presslng a full-scale offea'ilvi! In Southern Yugoslavia — have seized a German stronghold 12 mtles north of tho Albanian frontier. Also, thcy.'vo broken Into another town 29 miles farther north. German •': Lines Yielit Tn Italy. "the German Army has. fallen back 10 miles, oh the central seclor of the front. Under heavy Allied pressure, the Germans ly~va laken up new positions north of the AveiHlno river after blowing up bridges lunnels and houses In carrying 45.000 Ions of rubber, 1800 Ions of tungsten, and some 25,000 Ions of vcRetaUlo oils. Lord Selborn goes on to say that German stocks now arc seriously depleted, and the submarine blockade runners do llttlo lo replenish them. However, he says "I nm not going to suggest that Germany will col- f ]a|tsc because she runs short of Adriatic., On Die Anzlo beachhead, nn Amei lean, platoon of raiding specialists knocked out n Nazi machine gun nesti a self-propelled gun and a tank tpdny. which Is described as wlcfd night this or that commodity, flghllng, which had Ihem sllhouct- ter against a brilliant backdrop of flares from Soviet artillery. Typical ot the bitter struggles one battle on the six-mile front from Inkerman down lo Mount Sapun. Here, Soviet assault units advanced In small parties—cacli with Ihc job of knocking out an Individual firing point. Armor-piercing shells look care of the main positions, nnd Russian tommy gunners wiped out others. It was this kind of warfare thai won Ihe tlusslans the Important Inkcrnmn lighthouse height, only a mile and one-half northeast of Sevastopol proper. It also netted them the Mount Sapun area, where some 400 Nnuls were killed. Moscow says these advance.-, omc as much as four miles, now nvc Soviet troo|vi poised to hurl he estimated 25,000-man- Axis arrison Into Ihe Black Sea. Lumber Firms Accused LITTLE ROCK. May 8 (UP) — Thc OPA has filed Ihrce suits against lumber linns, charging violation? of price control regulations, 'llic suits were brought In Federal Court- against the Martln-Gorham Lumber Company of Adkins. Ihe Nclio Lumber Company of Darda- ncllc, and the Duncan Lumber Company of Clinton. Council Will Meet The city council will meet tn Its igular monthly session tonight at 30 o'clock, Mayor E. R. Jackson inoimccd loday. Insurance Company Appoints Agent Here Verlln UthotT has been appointed special agent of Ihe Equitable Life Insurance Society of the Unllcd Stales for the Blylhevllle district, Alfred L. Oberg, district manager, announced today. Mr. Uthoff, who came to Blythc- villc three months ago from Charles- Ion, Mo., said that he intends to , establish offices here in the near ' 1 future. The new agent and his wlfi arc making their home at 410 Soutl First. New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. DM. open high low close 1949 2112 2060 2001 1074 1959 1949 1959 1152 2120 2112 2120 2114 2070 2060 2069 20fil 2008 2001 2008 2000 1083 1974 IMS 1975 N. 0. Cotton * open high low close pf.c' Mar. 1953 IOCS 1053 1964 1954' May 2128 2135 2128 2135 2128 July 2073 20S5 2073 2084b 2074 Oct. 2002 2013 2002 2012 2003 Dec. 1978 18,17 1078 1087 10i8 derail Attempts Made On Trains In Florida WEST PALM .BEACH, Fa., May (U.P.)—Chief of Police Jack A. Thompson says that two attempts lave been made In the past 24 wurs to derail north-bound Flor;la East Coast trains on the out skirts of West Palm Beach Tic says that broken tics hat iccn dragged across the tracks but were discovered by . passers-by shortly before the -scheduled arriva of trains. Thompson says that the Attempted derailment appears to ]iav. been tho work of youthful prank sters but that the possibility o sabotage does exist. The first broken tic was fuoiv on the tracks at 8:20 p. m. las night, just fifteen minutes belor Ihe scheduled arrival of a frclgl train. Two more broken ties wei found this morning a short will: before the. crack Miami to Ne York passenger train, the/ .Cham plon, wns due in West Palm "~ Jvestock ST. LOUIS, May 0 (UP)— Hogs 7.008, all salable. 18,000 holdovers op 13.70; 200-270 pounds $13.70 pounds 10.C5-ll.75; sows Cattle 3,700, salable 3,500. Calves ,600 all salable. Mixed yearlings nd heifers 14.00-15.60. Cows 9.50 1.50; canners and cutters 7.00 J.25. Slaughter steers 10.50-16.50 Slaughter heifers 9.75-16.00; stock r and feeder sleers 9.75-14.00. 40-1 GO 1.25. No Genera/ Ws'e Expected On Arkansas LITTLE HOCK; May 0 (UP) — Recent rains In Oklahoma _may boost the level of the'Arkansas river but the weatherman In Little lock soys that no general rise In he river Is expected unless further rainfall occurs.. '.''' " '., Tho river will rise at.Ozark, as i result of Hie rains upstream, but he effect will not be anything to cause alarm. About the'only not- .ccabte change will be the slowing .11 the rale of fall. Most of the other rivers in the state are falling. The Black may rise slightly; but the'.Ouachita:\vlll cintinue to'slump In South Arkansas whfere It is out of its banks over a wide area. The While will fall in Ihe upper reaches and cintinue high from Georgetown . to. St. Charles. -.'-'• • Light fains fell - over Arkansas last night and early this morning. And the'.'weather forecast is 'for more scattered showers. Chicago Rye May July open high low close pr.c 120'i 129H- 127-% 12 •"" 121 127 !4 125% 127 New York Stocks A T&T^' 157 3-8 Amer Tobacco - 62 1-2 Anaconda Copper ...;. 129% 126% No riacc tor Pheasant MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (UP)—A pheasant hurriedly decided he was in the wrong place when he flew, through a closed window—and found himself in Ihe museum of natural history at Ihe University of Minnesota. An employee heard the tinkling glass, came and showed the restless bird out through the same window. Four thousand dollars Is the highest price on record for a ram. Beth Stc'ci Chrysler ............ ...... Coca Cola ......... ....:.. aen Electric ............ Gen Motors , ..... ..... .... 58 ., 85 U5 38 1-2 : 59 1-8 43 3-8 Montgomery Ward .. NY Central ............... 175-8 In t Han-ester ..... : ...... .- 721-2 Norln Am Aviation ........ 8 1-8 Republic Steel ..... J ...... 16 1-8 Radio . ..-. Socony Vacuum Studebakcr 12 1-4 Standard of N J '..'.., 563-8 Texas Corp Packard 48 5-8 4 wns niciiic in New Zealand. a cabbage. U S Steel 52 1-4 Raddngc is a curious plant which was grown by crossing a radish and

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