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I ft. Sore Waste Paper! It is valuable to tho War EHortf The Boy Scouts will collect your Scrap Paper every Saturday BEFTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHKAf YRKAN8A8 AND SOUTHEAST MI8BOUIII VOL. X LI—NO. '15 Blylhcvlllc Dally News Blythcvlllc Courier Blytlievlllo Herald Mississippi Valley Lender Bl/miKVlU'10, ARKANSAS, THUKSDAY, MAY II, l<M>t SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS "* TRIPLE AIR ASSAULT HAMMERS FRANCE Heated Debate Expected Over 'Bill Oi Rights' Cut Of Unemployment Benefits For Vets May Provide Issue WASHINGTON. May 11 (UP) — The House of Representatives opened debate today on the so-called Gl Bill of Rights. But it's fi .somewhat different bill than was passed by the Senate. And a heated debate Is expected, especially over the House committee's reduction of unemployment benefits to veterans. The measure came to the House tloor today under a rule restricting debate to two days. But various loopholes in procedure arc expected to extent] dis- cu.ision far beyond that limit. The War Department announced today Ibat the Army is setting np a .simplified procedure to speed dis- 1 charges of service personnel and aid veterans lo get back lo civilian life. The Army already has taken the first step, the establishment of a separation center at Fort Dix. N. J. The initial center will serve as a model for others to lie established throughout the country. It will be conducted something like induction centers in reverse. Casualty Lists Grow Secretary of War Stdnson told a news conference today that announced casualties ot Ihe armed forces now. total some 201,000—an increase of 3500 over a week ago. Of the entire list of casualties. 47,000 'vcre killed. 16,000 wounded, '42,000 are missing, and 35,000 are prisoners of war.; General Vandegrift Marine Corps commandant, warned today against .discarding or upsetting • the tradition and spirit ol the Marines In any reorganization of the armed forces. , Vandegfift told 'a special House Postwar Military Policy Committee .that the Marines,nm4 retain part "of the naval' arm it'the War an3 Navy Departments arc consolidated after- the war. He opposed any early merger. Tn the Senate, Democratic leader Barkley was preparing to introduce a petition-today to limit Senate debate on the anti-poll tax bill. The petition, also is designed to bring t ,a showdown on whether the bill can be passed, or must be pigeonholed for the remainder of this congressional session. If the petition fails tto pass, the anti-poll tax bill will he dropped because Southern senators othev wlse would filibuster. Predicts Beef Surplus • Colonel Houston, deputy OPA Administrator, said today that serious food shortages are unlikely for the duration of the war. And he anticipates a beef surplus between September and November, when beef probably'-will be reduced in points or taken off rationing en- iircly. However. Colonel Houston foresees heavy military demands clue to the invasion of Europe, and a. probable return lo rationing of canned vegetables and meat before the en,] of Ihe year. The OPA also says loday" Ihal dollars and cents wholesale ceiling prices will be established through the nation for dry groceries such as canned fruits and vegetables, coffee, sugar and cereals. # 'i The mass sedition trial at Washington broke into a new uproar to day when defense attorneys demanded the National Lawyers Preserve Business Initiative, Speaker At Kiwanis Club Urges Characterizing the present federal administration as the first lo ever try to "capitalize" deficits, Dr. Gus W. Dyer urged n return to constitutional protection for business enterprise at the regular luncheon meeting of the Kiwanis club at Hotel Nohlc. Dr. Dyer, chief of the speakers' bureau ot Ihe Southern States Industrial . Council, insisted that Ihe tremendous Industrial growth and conseqiieiit increase In wealth of this country was bottomed upon safeguards afforded private initiative by the. Constitution. He pointed out Uiat other nations have had great resources of on and raw materials. But never before the founding of this country and the writing of the nation's Constitution hail the clti- country lieen freed zens of from control of business effort, by administrative government. As a result of such safeguards, new jn the history of the world, men in this country felt safe to gamble their efforts In business ventures, believing 'that under the Constitution if they succeeded in gaining profits or building business Uieii gains would not be taken awa> from them by U>D government. Hits At Hailicals / Contempt for the "radicals a:u Communists" who preach the dcio trine that there Is a question mark of suspicion and doubt hovering aroinul every successful business man in the country wns vigorously by Dr. Dyer. "A debt is a debt—just as mitcl in the public's business as In private business—and those who teach the philosophy that there '.s no' limit as long as we arc 'borrowing' from ourselves arc advancing, a dangerous creed," Dr. Dyer warned. The former Vanderbilt professor staled that business men of America are willing to invest Iheir money in enterprise, which may su - ceed or may fail. Although history teaches that more businesses fail than succeed men are willing to, rim girls'..risk, Dr. Dyer emphasized, tmt added: "Tliey 'are not willing to run this risk with the knowledge that if they d'i tuecaeci the government will take thcii profits and tell them how to run their businesses and. whom thcj may employ. "The right to work is God given," Dr. Dyer declared, "and the privileges to do so should not be con- I)r. G.US VV. Dyer by any labor union or He insisted that under Guild be court. cited for comtompt of The demand stemmed from n guild statement .Issued yesterday after Judge Bailey convicted a defense attorney of contempt. The statement said Bailey's decision "proves that Democracy can defend itself." Train Service To St. Louis Is Resumed Through train jervice from Blytheville to St. Louis was resumed after a two-weed hall due to flooded tracks in Missouri, when the St. Louts-hound Frisco train left Blytheville nt 9:1C o'clock this morning. The normal operation of night trains also will Ret under way, with the first train lo leave at 12-.29 o'clock tonight, O. P. Hnlney, general manager of the Frisco line said. The first morning South bound train in more than two weeks wlV leave BlythevlIIe at 5:21 o'clock In Ihe morning, the agent reported. Livestock trolled leader." present practices a laborer had to pay a union to get a job, has to have unioii dues deducted from his pay check to supiwrt the unior whether he wanls to or not ant: if he fails lo do so a union officer can have him fired and barret from similar employment in anj other plant. Curb On Employers Under present "fair labor" prac lices statutes an employer cai not advise an employe or give ex- ircsslon to hLs view on labo unions in any manner withou •unnlng afoul of such laws while union advocates can say wlinl they] please without any curb on their ictivities, he stated. Dr. Dyer said :his was a flagrant example of the 'abolition" of the right of free speech and free',press contained in our fundamental law. ' Only a return to "Constitutional ^overnment" can this country expect lo "conic back" after World War Two. Dr. Dyer declared, pointing to the tremendous public debt which would be piled up by the end of the war the economist emphasized that men will Hot- risk business ventures, and with such ventures employment for laborers, faced with a government that regiments business at every turn and swallows up profits. "War is destructive—no war ever increased any nation's wealth—and our ability to "come hack" will depend largely on our return lo a sound system of government," lie wanted. Other guests included James Hill, Jr., Bernard Allen, Staff Sergeant Raymond Bomar, J. T. Hughes, A. H.Taylor, and J. V Gates. Want Body Of Victim Parents Would Hold Funeral For Woman Slain In Chicago Efforts to obtain ; the body of Mrs. Louise Wllej', victim of the cnsallonal trunk murder, to bring iere for burial were made yesterday by Robert Alexander of Milll- gan Hidge, father of the slain ivo- mna. who contacted police officials at Los Angeles nnd nolified them :hat he wanted to take charge pf the body. Mrs. Wiley's deser'teS husbnud, Jolie. Wiley of Memphis, Is also nt- lemplihg to obtain the body of the woman, who he said was the mother of his two daughters..age 4 ,Pnd ff.'.Mrs'. Wiley'desertcd'^hlm -in'the Spring of-1942, the MemphlBn said. Los Angeles police yesterday told Mr. Alexander' that the body would be sent to Chicago for further examination,'and Dial as far as they knew, it would.be sent to him from there. He wilj contact Chicago officials tomorrow. The Los Angeles county autopsy surgeon announced yesterday that a microscopic examination ot the woman's lung tissues- showed that death was due to suffocation. He said that he doubted that she Had been placed in the trunk alive. S Yesterday the Cook Comity' Grand Jury returned a true bill charging Solya Vlllegas, 20-year- old Chicago war worker, with the slayfng, and extradition papers were .being prepared by Assistant State Attorney J. V. Cunningham to return the man, who alledgedly confessed lo the murder to Crystal City, Texas, officers, to Chicago to face the charges. He was arrested Tuesday nt the home of his mother at Crystal City. Mr. nrjjj Mrs. Alexander have teen making their home In this ounly for (lie past four years. He arms near Mllligan Ridge. Joint Invasion Effort Pledged By Red Leader Molotov Says Blows From East And West Will Hit Germany MOSCOW. MiW II. (UPI—Soviet Cotnmtssiir Mololov today says definitely wlmi most people have been speculating for sonic- lime, that UK invasion of Hitlerite Europe wll come from the cast unit west at Hit same time. And he promises thai "D" Day I; close ill hand. In his own words, quoted by Moscow omvspapers, Molotov snys "Now the time has come when the arinct forces of the Allies lire prcpiirhif for decisive Joint operations ngnlns our common enemy. "And," lie acldi "the enemy soon will feel tlii strength of the Joint blows." Mololov's words were contained li n speech thanking British Ambn.s snrtor Sir Archibald Kctr for con fcrrlng 118 British decorations 01 Soviet soldiers. lied engineers Al \Vnrk Meanwhile, another lull' Keltic over the Russian fronl • followin the capture of -Sevastopol, Hut front dispatches from the big Crlmcnn base say that Red army engineers already set to work in restoring port installations. Only a few buildings survived Hie destruction from German demolitions and Soviet bombs and shells. Historic monuments and other r-- •<•'• Transport Hubs Redded Big Liberators Swarming Over Occupied Coast TODAY'S WAK AN.*I,YSIH Rainfall May Isolate Japs Now In India X Bj JAMES HAKl'F.K United I'ress KtuH Writer The monsoon Is lo Japan what tile Adaniie wnll is lo Germany, The Nnais hope, llielr wvslmi defenses will keep Ihe Allies from invading Europe IhroiiKh Hie low countries. The Japs hope the structures arc said to be just heaps of nibble. According to the dispatches, only 2-1 hours before the: cit>\ fell Tuesday ,thc Gestapo rounded up a group of Russian lioy.s and placed them on a barge, which \vas towed out Into the roadsteads nntl sunk. Other barges on'which the Nails drowned thousands of Inhabitants ilnrlng their invasion stay were vs>- porlcd visible in too tmluparcjat waters o! Ihe bay. Berlin claims German and r-J mnnlnn Irunps sllll were holding ovu/ under fierce Soviet attacks west of Sevastopol. Harp Aboard Bomber On Its 100th Mission Funeral Directors £feet Holt Sergeant-At-Arms E. M. Holt, head ot Holt Funeral Home, was elected sergeant-alarms of the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association &t the annual two-day session concluded ycster- day In Little Rock. Turner T. Doolln of Conway was elected president of the or ganixation. Another delegate from BlythevlIIe to the convention was Jim R. Stovall of Cobb Funera' Home. ST. LOUIS, May 11 (UP)— Hogs receipts 4,000 head with 3.000 salable, Nine holdovers. Top price $13.70, 200-270 pounds 13.70. HO-160 pounds 10.75-11.75; sows 11.25.Cattle: veccipls 3.000 head,, with 2,000 salable. Calve,? 1,000 all salable. Mixed yearlings and heifers 14.00-15.25; cows 10.00-11.75. Canncrs and cutters 1.00-9.50. Slaughter steers 10.50-16.50. Slaughter lieifcrs 8.75-1G.QO. Stockcr and tccdcv sleors S.75-H.OO. New York Cotton Mar. May July Ocl. ,open . 1947 . 2114 . 2059 . 1995 . 196(1 high 1951 .2114 2064 2000 1973 low close pr.cl 1935 1938 1945 2108 2054 1985 1958 2113 2038 1988 1961 2058 1995 1969 Chicago Rye open high low.,. close, pr.el 128'.i 128'i 125 -j '-ISO'S'. 128'.(. ' May . ... July .' 125T« IJfflW - . 113 12$ Agreement Criticized Delving Into the diplomatic picture, the nrmy organ Ked Star today criticizes the Allied agreement with Spain over wolfram shipment lo Germany. Red Star says reducing tlie shipment to - a fraction of its former tonnage is highly unsatisfactory For, It adds, in principal 11 sanctions Spanish shipments of rnw materials to the Reich. The paper declares It should bt remembered that Germany also Imports a considerable part of Spnn Is'n Iron ore, lead, copper, mercury and other materials. "These are materials from which I the Nazis make armaments carrying death lo the Allies-bill they are not Included in the agreement." A German announcement confirms the belief In military circles that Adolf Hitler has purged his leadership along the entire Russian front. The announcement said that Col.- Gen. Gcorg Limlcmami bad assumed command on tlie Baltic front. And Unit Nazi groups from north to south now arc headed by Lindemann ' and Field Marshals Busch and Model. At Ihc start of the Winter. Ihe commanders were Field Marshals Von Klugc, Von Keuchler and Von Mannslc'm. monsoon will keep them from invading Aslit through llutinu. And, Allied Just ns (tic del-minis tried lo tlc- Iny (ho European Invasion by holding fast In llaly, so Iho Jar,s tried lo delay the Asiatic InvnMo-i by striking nl India. . The Soullicn.st Asln commander Admiral Lord Louis Montbutlcn. long hns been usserahliui; fovces hi India for what is expected lo hi an amphibious assault across Uu Bay of llcngal on the exposed Jnj: flank, 'tills conslal flunk, lonyci lltnn Europe's western Invn.sloi 'lore, extends from Akyuu pus 1 fiiJil'ooii to Shifnpore. Hut while his coast Is protected by no mun- unde fortifications such ns lllllcr'. vest wall, 11 Is protected by inluinl fortification, ihc monsoon Cii.u.lal lliilnx Heavy Like the west wall, the monsoon s a coastal affair. The monsoon lists from May or June until the cnd'Of October. The maximum rnll- 'all of some 250 Inches usually IK in Ihc const during llio monsoon gets more rain in five mouths than Britain does in eight ycitrs. Yet, while Ihc, rainfall Is heavy along tiic const during llic monsoonf! purls ol Ihc Interior mny, reimiivv comparatively dry. Here's why. • . By "monzooi:" wc'iusUalljJr monn Ihc southwest. or "wet" monsooit.- It Is the-opposite of l|ic northeasti or liry monsorm which blows the remnitidcr of tbc year. Tlie Japs recently took Advantage of this dry monsoon by firing the Jungle in llic leelh of n \vlml which blew the bliwc toward British foiw.i in Hie Imphal sector, The wet monsoon blows from Ceylon across Ihe Day of Bengal. As moisture-laden winds strike Burma's coaslal mountains they drop some of Ihclr burden of rain. This mountain wall deflects the wind upward. And. traveling east, J. S. Airmen Hold 4 to 1 Edge Over Jap Fliers In 27 Months lly llllllciL I'l.-ss Americnn Army lununn hnvc scored a four lo one vie- oi'.v over Lho Jii|)iiiu;sn in Iho first 27 mondi.s of (lie war. Thin wns cevcnlcil lodiiy by Secreliiry of \Vnr Stinisim il » IIOWH coiit'cvciieo in WiisliiuKlon. Hi.s figures shew (lint '1,887 enemy |>lmien were tleHlroy- 3il tiKiim.sl 1,'H'I iii'iny plmieti lasl. IneicU'.itUlly, Major Kielwnl Bonn of Poplar, Wis., who is credited with Hliootinjr down 27 of Hie enemy plmies lo M'ciik a World Wur One record, WHS introduce)*! to \V;IK!I- iiiKlon reporters by SUiuson. Meanwhile, official sources official hcadrnuu'lcrs In at < Southeast a i, ooo Asia estimate llml between ml 23,000 Japanese ground invc been killed In Ihc ilirec- nonlbs-old Indo-Hlirmii ciiinpnlgii. And thousands of olhers Inccdcalh »' surrender III Northern Burma. Ueiitoniint-Oencrni SUUvell's tiutk- supiHjrted troops are driving slcacl- ly down both sides of the Mounmijt •alley mid are reixirlcd wlllilu nine ntlc.i of Kniiuilnn. Ihe chief Jap sii[i]ily base in llml area. •Sliiuiltnn- consly. ulrong Urltlsli Olilndll forces arc sinking hard al the enemy 12 mile. 1 ; below Knnialni; In n suimortlng drive that threatens lo will off the Jnpuneso escape routes. On the Indian front, a large lorcc of Ihitlsh and American bombers urc pounding enemy r.oncenlintloas soiitli of Imphal where Ihe Japs have lost lit least 0,000 rlctul since the. stun of the .offensive. M tcohlmn the enemy Is vcpovt- ed liKhlliiK ilcspor«tely. Allied of- (Iclnls believe the Japanese nro Ing to be In dire straits there when the monsoon nvlns como. However, In Central China ll's Ihc Japs who arc on Iho offensive. Powerful enemy forces have aliened, up n large-scale ussiuill li llounn pt'ovlnco In an effort ti coiiipleto Uic coiitiuenl of the Plcp .ItiK^lo-Hnnliow railroad, nil but 1' tiilloV, of' wlilcit"'nlr*()A(ly Is theirs. Hack in Waslilnglon, Secretary o Stale Hull revcftls .that the Unltci atnte.s.hn.H received u projwsal froti Jnpnti for movement of supplies to American prisoners under Japanc.s Jurisdiction. The proposal Is no 1 being studied, parllcr this week the Red Cross predicted that the way now seems lo be opening up for shipments of those needed supplies to Americnn war prisoners nnrl civilian Internees bold by' Japan. -ate Bulletins C'llHMdO, iVlny II. (Ill')—A HirRo nf (H-.slroylnn government properly, Hied n^uliist Assistant Mutineer I'anl Hntvrtl, of Mnnl- Komerf IVnnt, for kiirflVR down u plimtnl of rules uostcil by Ihc giivernmcnt after scl/.nrr. (if Ibo plant, has IWIMI dismissed. A crewman on the Marauder 'Mild and Bitter," which took part ! n the bombing of a German field In France Monday night lo become the first Allied bomber In the European theater to score Its hundredth mission, was Lieut. Rouse! Harp of Blythcvillc, bombardiei'- :mvigator. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Haip, Lieutenant Harp' has been overseas since the first of March. The 'i'>- ycar-old man has been In the service since September, 1941. Making an enviable record on it.s 100 missions, "Mild nnd Bitter" has carried 166 different men—31 crews —with never a man Injured. The only damage to the plane was a dozen flak holes on one mission and a shot-up vertical fin on another occasion. Another son of the Harps, John, expects to receive his commission soon In the Air Corps as the pilot of a twin-engine bomber. He will be graduated Ihe latter part of Ihe month from George Field, 111. BAAF Fliers Slightly Hurt Near Man/fa In a forced landing at the Manila auxiliary field about noon loday, Iwo filers from Blythcvlllo Army Air'Held escaped from their damaged .plane with only minor cuts and bruises. First Lieut. Charles H. Barnes of LIHIc Rock nnd Aviation Cadet Samuel M. Scott of Wayncsburg Pa., were on a routine cotnbal training flight when the accident N. O. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open high low close pr.cl. . 1950 105i 1939 1941 1947b 2130 2130 2122 2126 2127b 2076 2018 20GB 2<m 2013b 1958 2002 1987 1990 1996 1917 :1977 1902 1966 1971b Weather AHKANSAS-Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Friday. Little change In temperature. Rim cuts in automobile tires can be prevented by maintaining proper nlr pressuve. occurred. A board of officers has beer appointed to Investigate the mishap. Arkansas Briefs I.ITTI.E HOCK, May II (UP) Campaign Hcadqtiarlcrs for Senator Hallle W. Caraway ntt lo be opened In LUtle Uncle about the lirst Df June. Hul Senator Caraway's sccrclarj, GantU Willcslde, sajs tht .senator's campaign manager is lo be announced later. BEARCV, May If (Ul'l - Slcps arc being lakcn to give. Arkansas teachers -a raise In salary. Ilr. George S. Bcnsfln. president of Iht Arkansas Ex-; pcmJilure Council, says Ibat an cducalion survey is helnR com-: piled and will be ready for publication lictoro llic l.cgisla-; lure mcels. WAHIilNC.'l'ON, May 11. (W> —The Navy anniiiinccs Unit Army l.lbtrAliirs blnsleil '1'riik's ulr- slrlps anil (Irfrnsc liistallulliniH wllli n I0-tnii ImmlttiiK rulil (in LONDON, May II, (111 1 )—A sky- IHHilR imriulc. ci( iMllinl wnriilunus, abnul :<OOD slniMK, heaped -1000 Ions ot Immtis mi (he. Prviutli Invasion c»:isl anil Us Mi]i|)i)ri!.Ms network nf nil! lines totlivy. Ituillii Urrlln .will oilier American bombers were striking again nl western Crrmany. LONDON, Mny II. (Ill')— Tho Na/i-ciintriillud Viuby radio suy.s i\fHilanic ('iiliini; Kal-shvlt has arrived In i\liisc»w. ; Accordlni; to,llic Vichy hrnail- oasl, llic wife (if : (:liliiii's wir Icud- cr will slarl iie^oliiLtloiis cnncei-n- hiff • (Jliljni'.s frodlters ylth Rust sla, anil ivlll ilhciiHs relations bc- tiveeri the Corinnuiils-l party nnd (be Kuoinliitaiig, China's official political i«rfy. It jumps many of the Inlnnd plains and doesn't loose any more of ils csrgo of rain until It strikes more mountains deep in [be Interior. Mamlalay Kcgiun "Dry" Thus, while Ihc coastal points such as Akynb receive ns nntcli ns CO Indies of Tftin In July, the rainfall In the Mnndnlny region nay be ns low ns five or .six Inches, rts n matter of fad, Mandn- iay's average rainfall in June, July •ind August Is less than Hint In New York City. All of this means one thing. 'Hie monsoon, pouring Ions of water across the coastal fringes of Enr- mn, will make Allied amphibious attack Impossible. But it won't hamper seriously the movement of Japanese troops and supplies through certain sectors ot Ihe Inlcrlor, particularly If they stick \ft Ihc lee instead of Ihc wlndwarrt side of mountains. Tims, the long- awaited assault across the Buy ol Bengal on Rangood or SIngaiwrc must wall out the monsoon. The big wind also will drop a curtain of rain across the present campaigns In Burma's Interior. In a matter of (lays, heavy rains will .well streams. Inundate trails, rot leather, ground planes and Immobilize vehicles. During the last Alabama Posse Seeking Slayer Neighbor Of Victim Linked With Crime At 1 Form Residence HUNTSVlUjR, Ala., May II (UP) —A warrant wns Issued at Hunts- 'Illc today for the arrest of Isham ). llobbs on charges of staying a Iimlsvillc widow. Hobbs is alleged o bo a deserter from the Army. He In being sought by a possc'of nore limn 100 men In the Dig Cove noiinlaln clunlry near Tlnnlsvllle. flic search has been going on since two monsoons, both withdrawn lo their n.it Friday Mrs. Margaret sides have main liases just as the British did last week in the Arnkan. Tho strange hlde- and-tcck Burma-India campaign u'lll bo^ down until a November sun dehydrates Ihe sopping jungles apparently without cither side reaching a decision. .la|is to lie IswUtcd Actually, however, tills Isn't true There will be n winner and n loser The three divisions Tokyo gnmblcc In the India Invasion are maintained by supplies up the Chln- dwln river and thence by pack animal through the Jungle for distances up lo 70 milts, nils Is an area which the monsoon Mis t!ic hardcsl. And when Ihe monsoon looses its fury on tlie Jutigic, the Japs will be cut olf from supplies. Long ere this, they had expected to be living comfortably off fowl stored up by the Allies in Imphal and Kohlma. Add to this two oilier Important fads. The Japanese failed to cut the Assam railroad which supplbs General Stihvell- In northern Hiir- rna. And the Allies have succeeded In culling the Mandalay railroad which supplies the force.? op»=.«ln; Stllwell. The result may not look lib n big Allied victory. But It certainly Is ri Japanese defeat. Icmhiif. mclnber of a prominent, "hmtsvJllc family, was slain. Tlie Tloljlx? nnd Fleming families :mvc been neighbors for years. Both were plocer settlers In the area. 'Ihe alleged deserter wns first suspected when sheriff,'* deputies ;oimd n blood-stained knife Identified ns his ncnr the scene ot the crime. Sheriff H. C. Blakemore say? that motive for the murder has not yet been learned. InvcsllgnUng officials say that an 18 lo 25 year old boy went lo ;Uc Fleming home, eight miles from town, and cnlcred Ihc bedroom of sleeping Vivian Fleming, the murdered woman's daughter. Tbc Intruder clubbed her on the- head with the bull of n 22 rifle. The daughter's screams brovight her mother and a woman visitor who struggled with the Intruder. He fired one shot but it went wild, lie then drew a knife and plu«Kc4 the blade Into Mrs. Fleming's bock tlit£c limes. Negro Woman Dies In Fire This Morning A 50-year-old invalid Negro woman, mother of six children, was binned to dcitlh In llic fire which destroyed her home at 170Q Freeman street .about 10 o'clock this morning. Cordelia .Jonc.s, bed-rlddcn for llic past eight ycfti'K. received tula! bwn. 1 ; dcfijiltc tho rescue attempts of nnallier Negro woinun, 1'lixkcy I'ctUitRCoiv who wns with the. invalid while her husband, Emmett Jones, 51, n carpenter, wa.s work- Inn, and neighbors who riLihcd lo' Ihc scene of the fire. The explosion of an oil slova In the kitchen caused the the, according to the PclUiigton woman, who told firemen that flames spread so fast from, Ihc kitchen to the bedroom Hint It was Impossible, to enter the Ilnmlng voom and ' rescue the woman. • The house, which was owned by Jones, was lotnlty destroyed. Tin: damages, partially covered by Insurance, were cslimnlcd at $1500. Non-Stop Air Blitz Extends To 25th Day; Roil Lines Crippled ' . 'l,ONDON/May ll. ! (UP)— Amerl-, can heavy Iwmbers have , rejoined tlie nerial cnnipnlgn to cripple Na/1 inllllary niovomont n long the Invasion const of Europe, after a oi'o- (lny lirjoff Moio thtiTt 250 big Ubcrator bombers, accornpjijiled-ljy sorno SOO fllihler pluucs, smivslied nt three \m- Idenllfled asrmnn' transport hubs In France. There nro no details ns yet oil. this triple assault, but It maiki Uic ictiwti of lire big bomliers Into HID daylight nerlrit oftenslvc after bclnt! gioundcd yestevduy, iircMira- ably Ijccauso of bad weather; Allied lucdlum and llglil bombers fllto were swnrnilng the bklc-i over Iho occupied coast They carried * but a (icrlcs of violent attacks on llic P;is <le Cnlah area, and Inland nilitlnsl rnllyards, airdromes and oilier targets vital to the support of Nn7.| nntl-lnvaslon forces Nft/l broadcasts, iricanwhllq, tell of oilier Allied raids deep In 'eastern France, and of Ixjmber squadrons over western Germany, ' Allied strategy In tills 35th day of the iioii-stoj) nirlbllU, seems to IK concentiated almost wholly In crip- lilliiB tho German transporlation 1 Kail .1uiiclI6iis''Sniasheil , I.asl night, Brlthh heavy bomljers chrrlcd out n crushing assault on four Nn/l-hcld rnllwny junctions In, France an<l nelglum which control; 10. mil artoilcs llnklne the, coastal defenses , The campaign already Is showing some ..effects {{n/l Marshal Hom- mcl'i'thfi lintl-firvaslon ehlctr Is n- [jorted to linvd'fc«Ii!ed all the ra»- loiids In FianeS 'Vlehy radio hps announced Mint begfnnlng Monday all iwiscngcr train travel in Franco will be suspended w J The obvious conclusion Is that Fmncc's rail lines have been severely crippled And thjit Rommel Is sacrificing everything else : to keop supplies and reinforcements moving to the wcBt-wall' defenses, -never knawliig :.when the .Invasion will strike Military observers In London, In- pldcnlally, are convinced that in split) of ill the Axis spying, the one thing tliiil has hut leaked;. out to the enemy Is the Invasion ddto '['lie Hev. M. L. Scripture minister in Bradford, Pa. is a Junior Flies Krisch Funeral To Be Held At Lone Oak Church Fmieralscrvlccs for E. S. Krisch, 06, who died this morning in Cleveland, Mtss,, will be held at 3 o'clock tomorrow nttcrtioon at tlie Lone Oak Baptist Church with the Rev. J. D. HsnMns, pastor, officiating Murlal will be made al Elmwood Cemetery, Mr. KrLsch lived In Blythcvlllc for n short time several j'c.irs ago when he mndc his home wllh his daughter, Mrs. Willie Powell. Bsrn in Paris, Tenn., he had been a resident of Cleveland for tho past 15 years, ' Cobb Funeral Home 1 • Is r In .charge of ' Secret Well Guarded United Press correspondent James McQllncy has.cflbltd a grapliic account of the Inboratc precautions Ihc Alllctl high command has lnkc,n to guard 'against leaks' of military Information He reveals, 'foi Instance, that a whole crow of coun- ter-cspi6ilage agonts has bcon^wofK- n g running down all' suspicious ac- tons. They vo even tried lo got past :ny guards,, nnd rlile Allied miti- ary files to ice If II vjould be pbS- ible for enemy agents lo do the nmo ' ,-Aiid the answer so far hns been, no leaks. But to get back to the war frorjts, vc have some naval nctlmvlq rc- wrt today. The British i Admiralty eports.lhH light British naval forces sunk a small enemy trawler and damaged two others off the coast ot "lolland today. In Italy, Allied medium and light Miribcrs have' carried 'out another lay-nnd-ntght assault on HazI held railway nnd highway lines above and relow iRomc. > Bombs Hit BiidAptst * And last nlghl, E~A F 1 heavy bomrjers based In 'Italy, battered through a Balkan electric storm to raid the railyards and Industrial sec- Ions of Budapest, Capital Of Hungary. Returning crewmen report wmb hits -In the. midst ,Qf rolling stock at n Rafcos rallynrd. The Russian'- war 'front remains idet, but behind the lull, mighty Red army preparations are underway for the coming big drive lo be timed with the Allied invasion 'in Ihe west. '-'"•' "'"• '.' '• •'•'" Aviation cadet Lowell Thomas, Jr., son ol Ihe noted commentator, is pictured after making his lirst flight at Lakeland, Fla,, where he is ualnirig as a com'.bat' flyer'Tor tfi« USAAf al Ixid- •'. ~wici> Schtiorof Aeronaulics. New York Stocks AT&T ...;,... ........ : I57 3-8 Amer Tobacco ........ ..... 63 ' Anaconda . Copper . ------- . , 25 1-4 Beth Steel ...... ..,.;.,... 58 1-5 Chrysler ....... ...... ;.:...- 853-4 C.cn Electric. ........ '...... 36 ': Ccn Motors .......... ---- 39 .. Montgomery Ward ........ 43 . N Y Central ....;. ;:.... 18- Int Harvester..!;..i.;.;.... 721-2 North Am Aviation ...... 8 ;". Republic Steel...... ...... • 16 1-4 . Sccony Vacuum .,,'..,.,.. 12 3-8 Studebaker ....... ........ 16 Standard ot N J :..;.... 56 1-2 Texas Corp !.............. 49 Packard ...... ............ .3 1-& U S Steel : ....v ..... ...'... 51 3-8 Chicago Wheat opeit' high low. close prcl. May ,.173H 173S 17374 173S 173S July . IC9X ISSl'i 107 ' 1«7K 1G9«

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