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Sove Wosfe Paper! It j s yaluabh to the Waittfottt The Boy Scwii's will collect yoSr Scrap Paper every Saturday BLYTHEVHSHT* C6iHER NEWS THK DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHlksT ARKANSAS AND 8ODTHEABT MISSOURI ' ^"^ VOL. XLI-NO. 53 Blylheville Dally News Blytheville Herald Blythevllle Courier Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTIIEVILUJV AUKANSAS, SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1044 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ," ALLIES CRUSH FLANK OF ADOLF HITLER LINE TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Allied Airmen Must Keep Up Berlin Bombing By JAMES HAItrf-lt Dulled Press Staff Writer For months, Berlin has absorbed bombs like a blotter. Weeks ago Allied airmen turned from strategic to tactical bombing—from German cities to German airdromes and railroads. Still, they refused to abandon their attacks on Berlin I'ivotnl City There's a reason; The city is a bee hive of war work. A London German language newspaper estimates that of all the Nazi workers employed in essential industry in 193D, 12 per cent lubnrcd In Berlin factories. !n firmament output, Bcr- lin Is surpassed only by the Hhlne- land and Ruhr districts. Tliirty- eifjht per cent of the nation's elcc- ; trical output and 11 per cent of its heavy machine industry nre massed in the sprawling metropolis. Transportation has become of su- , preme importance to tlic German war machine—what with the imminence of invasion and Allied tactical raids. And 13 per cent of nil Germany's locomotive output is m.'issed in its capital. The London paper discloses that In the production of bomb sights, gun sights and I all kinds of precision instruments, the capital 'is far ahead of any other Nazi city. .' ' . Berlin also is the second inland port of Germany with three big harbors'. Of its five freight yards, one is—or was—capable'of handling -,4000 cars a day. In Berlin and its surrounding, territory arc scattered : 21 power stations, gas works and •' water works, 25 aircraft plants and 55 machinery and arms plants. Pour huge factories turn out clicmicals and four others''pa'rachutes. '"'. Discontent I'rcyalfeiiti i, ; . \ Germany's rail facilities being what,they are, those'industries are pinned down in Bcrliiv^urjable to movc.^But most of the'Reich's ministries and administrative offices haVe:• long 1 ..since; been shifted to nearby cities. Breslau,^which/ is —•»- <}&j«l trip size oi ''"r\ti& bu rg li,' itSs; J i 11 •"'.• frar'Uculiir, ,'bcc'ome ' an understudy to the German capital. ' Berlin's population of 4,200,000 has been pared to an estimated 3,000,000 by death and evacuation. Of those, some 2,000,000 are believed'to be engaged directly in the war effort. ' ' They're Miot' a happy lot, those Berliners. Frequent reports have scoped but "or air-light Germany telling of strikes and general discontent in the first city. But in Hitlerland, civilians may have their woes, but their 'Nazi masters have guns. ' Berlin has teen attacked from the air some HO times, all told. Cologne runs it a close second with roughly'130 raids. But neither Cologne hor any other German city can approach Berlin in the number of bombs with which it has been hit. In the 21 weeks ending May 10. '1Q.OQQ tons of explosives were showered on the city. Thai's an average of 240 tons a clay or 10 tons an hour, every hour of the day and night. U. S. Airmen Carry On Bombs have .been plowing Into the city for four years. The It. A. F. attacked it 35 times :n 1040, and 18 times in 10-11, It turned to other targets in 13-12, but swarmed b^ck over the city lost year. Now, except lor Mosquito raids, the British have left Berlin to the mercy of AmerU itV-iui daylight raiders. , Actually, however, British Mosquitoes carried out the first two daylight raids on the city, back in Jannary 30lh, 1943. Tlic first hit the city at the precise moment when Hermann Goering was to begin a broadcast speech in observance of the 10th anniversary of Hitler's rub. "lie second struck just before 4 p. tn. when Propaganda Minister Goeb- bcls was to address a gathering in Berlin's 'BporUpalist. What came to be known as tho battle of Berlin began November 18, 1913, and closed December 30. fn thai period, the E. A. P. destroyed 17 per cent of tlic city's buildings and hit 98 industrial plants and 30 government offices. After that, the U. A. P. turned to other matters and American daylight raiders took over the job of hammering at tlic heart of Hitlerlana. Altmeyer Urges Social Security Include Farmers GOP Group Would Raise Price Control On Fruits, Vegetables By United I'ress Chairman Allmcycr of the Social Security Board proix>ses a scheme to give farmers the same social security benefits as industrial nnd commercial workers. Altmeyer, In the current Issue of tlic Social Security bulletin, contends that the nation's 12 million farmers could be included in the plan with little difficulty. He says the biggest problem would be to get reports on farmers' earnings and collect contributions. The contributions could be made along with the farmers' income tax payments. Altmeyer adds that thos p who don't pay income taxes could pa\, on the basis of the estimated value of their work. y Kccii Prices Abreast Wages On Capitol hill, two'GOP congressional groups have come forth with general recommendations to extend the Price Control Act. They •Uso suggest a few changes. The House Republican Food Committee would like to remove a)!' fresh fruits and vegetables from price control. And it would like to have thn court review grievances. i It also proposes incresases in prices and rents to correspond with •my wage increases the President may authorize. Another suggestion Is that tile War Pood Administration control all food activities. Tlic Senate food group rccornmends Improvement., in procedural administration. But it will make t)o comment beyond stating that there should be more fairness in the administration of price control. Tivo Congressmen Just back from South America say that the Good Neighbor,: 'policy might suffer a damaging blow-'if President Roosevelt wwc not 're-elected.'.'. ' ' ' .. They ar e Representatives • 'Pete Jarman of Alabama and ' Robert Chiperfield of Illinois'. They tpid newsmen that many Latin Americans consider Mr. Roosevelt the personification •' of the United Stales. Thev added that they assured all officials with whom • they talked that the Good Neighbor policy wns a permanent institution, and would continue no matter who wins tbe November election. Jarman is a Democrat and Chirf erfield a'Republican. Chiperfield said that Latin Americans were disappointed by Ihe withdrawal ol Wendell Willkie from the presidential race. . Dcwey Gains In Oregon In Oregon, Governor Dewey of New York has emerged as a 12 to 1 Republican presidential favorite. Incomplete returns from yesterday's elections show Dewey leading other GOP possibilities. Former Governor Stassen of Minnesota is next. The Oregon delegation to the Republican convention is untn- structeti. But observers 1 believe it wil take the hint from the primary returns. President Roosevelt picked up the 14-man delegation to the Democratic convention In Oregon. Republicans have rcnominated all four of the state's GOP congressmen. The only Democratic contest finds Lester Shcely holding a slight lead over L. N. Granoff. On (he petroleum front—the petroleum administration announces that an all-time high production of oil has been certified to the oil producng states for June. However, the administration says that civilians won't benefit from this. The Increase is a result of an expanded construction program. Dies Threatens Expose Of Government Officials JASPER, Texas, May 20 (UP) — Representative Martin Dies threatens what he calls an expose of cabinet officers and high government officials. Tlic Texas representative, who has announced he will not seek reelection because of Illness, says ^hc will waive his congressional 1m- Wmunlty nnd make a report to the nation us a private citizen. Dies says he will make the expose In mid-June. He claims it will be the most important story ever told In this country. Dies declares he will invite cabinet officers and New Dealers to test the truthfulness of Ills charges in court through the libel laws. Chicago Rye open high low close pr.cl July . HB-% 118% 113S 113-% 118% Sept,. 114 K 11451 11151 112 115 Vi State gasoline tax produced 5760,000,000 in 1343, more than was produced in any year prior to 1938 Private Kiter Pleads For Aid » For Ailing Wife The story of a distraught soldier with a sick wife and four small children and his desperate need for someone to live with them to help his wife care for the children ««s revealed today by the Red Cross Office who Issued an appeal for help. The soldier, Pvt. Alton W. Klfer, home on furlough from Jefferson Barracks. Mo., must return to his camp Monday when the five day extension to his furlough, granted at the request of the Red Cross, expires. His wife, who has recently been undergoing treatment at a local hospital, has not sufficiently recovered her strength to care for the children and house Itself. The Red Cross Is striving to find a suitable person who will be paid J5 a week and room and board by the family to live with Mrs. Klfer. The Klfer home is located on thf Air Base road, three houses beyond Sharpe Store, 2304 West Chlckasawba. Anyone interested is asked by the Red Cross office to contact Mri. Klfer. Landing Craft In England Ready for Invasion Radioed from London, this, tclephotp shows landing craft of all types mussing off Ihe British const in rradincvw for (he Invasion. It Is reported that the tremendous fleet Is the Invest afloat since Dmikcique and Hint the fleet consists of large concentratl/ms of transports plus 'every oilier . (NEA Tel cplioto.) type of 'landing, craft. Complete Plans '-•, • For Playgrounds Rosco Craf ton Heads • Association, Plans Made To Raise Funds Organization .. of the • Blytheville Playground Association was com- }letc'd'at"a meeting yesterday when representatives -of the various civic clubs of •' the city, elected officers and: nja.dc, plans, lor financing the. organization. • . ."", •"*"-- ••-«-«,•.• The association will conduct a summer time ^program of supcr- I'ised .plrfy -for 'the. children af Blytheville, which will be imtler direction orpaitl 'directors and .supervisors. playgrounds will -be at each of the four public schoolgrounds In the city. ' ',"• ; Rosco Cra'ftbn-' wa.s elected prcs- dent of the' association, with Mrs. H. W. Wylie as vice-president and J. Moll Brooks .secretary-treasurer. Serving with'the three officers and completing the executive committee will be Rev, S. B. Wilford, Mrs. W. T ,. Homer. and Mrs. Earl Buckley. The associatai budget for this year is $2600 and It is planned lo obtain that, amount through public subscriptions. Persons desiring to assist in financing the program arc requested to mall their contributions direct to the Blytheville Play- rroiinti Association prior to the solicitation of funds which will start on Thursday, May 25th. Arkansas Briefs I,ITTI,K HOOK, M»y 20 (lil'l —Excess revenue from gasoline tux and automobile license fees 'that have .been given lo towns and cities. In the past will not be (ILslrilmtcd this year. State Ti^custirer Earl Page s;iys'ibere just aren't any funds to distribute and probably won'l lie for some years to comd. I'agc says there will be no funds for payment lo cities and towns sn louj; as gasoline Is rationed. , LITTLE KOCK, May 20-.(DP).,. /'—Little Rock lawyer. Charles' , Coleman,. says .that under th.'^recent United Stales Supreme . Court decision, eveiy Negro in Ihc stale wbn claims lo be a Democrat will have (he right to vote in .the coming primary. . CoJcman says not allowing Negroes lo vote would subject election officials to civil > liability. And also rentier them amendable (n indictment In Federal Court for violation of federal criminal statues, '• Governor Adklns says he opposes a change in party rules now, but says he prefers that the Negro voting matter he left (o the Democratic Stale. Convention and the I-eglslaturc, Neoro Youth Pleads Guilty To Petit Larceny Charge A 'teen-age Negro this morning pleaded guilty -In Municipal Court to petit iarceny In connection witli the theft nl a bicycle Wednesday. He was fined $10. Carson Long, 16, told officers that lie took the wheel from the front of the Roxy thealer. He was apprehended by officers soon after the theft \vlien he became frightened at the sight of police who were passing by, and jumped from the bicycle and ran. Officers picked up the youth to Investigate his strange behavior and lie told them of the theft. The owner of the bicycle, who Is not known had not claimed the wheel at noon today. Services For Mrs. Hyde To Be Held Tomorrow Funeral services for Mrs. Nettie Hyde, pioneer citizen of Blyllic- vllle who died early yesterday morn- ng, will be held nt 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon ,at Full Gospel Tabernacle witli the Rev. Clifford Thackcr, pastor, officiating, assisted >y the Rev. Bates Sturdy, pastor of ,hc Lake Street Methodist Church. Burial will be made at Elmwood lemctery. Mrs. Hyde, 66, had been a resident of Blytheville since 1903. Holt Funeral Homo is in charge of arrangements. Reds Lash At Nazi Forces Hear Vitebsk Hy United I'ress Red Army troops lire lashing out at Nazi forces southeast of Vitebsk Tlic Russians have had tlic Germans partially siirroumled here since last December. The Russians launched, a determined attack against an advanced Gcrinan defense line .in tills scti- .lijr.. They cariturcd lin Important ^bTllflcd/nolg'n^.'iiffiir.-iin' iitlu Late Bulletins 'n(Al)KII)—The Swcdisli liner Grtpslialm Is on its way (o Algiers ith Allied prisoners of war who were exchanged for German prisoners. Dispatches from Barcelona say thousands of persons lined Ilic wharves and cheered as the vcs- 4sel left tbe Spanish port. TIES MOINES, Iowa.—Four persons have been killed and scores injured in tornadoes and rainstorms which swept tho Iowa farming belt. Crops were damaged seriously oy a heavy rain that washed away newly-planted seed. Poultry and , livestock die* In the raging wtnda lhat accompanied the siorm. In several areas, farm bulldgs were demolished. N. 0. Cotton . open high low close pr.cl Mar.. 1947 1947 1943 1043b 1943b May . 1922 1922 1922 1920b 1920b July . 2080 2084 20RO 2084 5082 Oct. . 1994 1994. 1982 1992 1992 Dec. . 1069 1969 1985 1937 1967 two-hour battle. In the area southeast of the Pollfli city of Stanlslawow—Ger- man infantry smashed at tlic Russians. But the Red Army-held Us lines, nnd .killed 30 Nazis during a violent all-day struggle.' Hunearlnn sources say the Russians arc driving nhpml 32 mile.s southeast of Slanlslawow. A com- iminlnuc from the Balkan country says Russian troops attacked wes of a key railway Junction. Moscow announces that the Rc< Army killed about SOO German? on the west bank of the lowoi Dncstr river. The Russians demolished six lank.s, and wiped out a r wedge tlic enemy had driver Inlo Soviet lines. Red Navy plnne.s delivered r blistering attack on tho busy Fin- ilsh jxiii of Kotkn, 02 mite; norlli- cast, of Helsinki. It was the fourth heavy bomber assault In recent :lays, and caused heavy damage. A near miss set a Finnish trans- Dort ablaze. Jetties and other port installations also were hit. Off northern Norway, Soviet aircraft wink '.two Nazi patrol ships, and bugged seven enemy planes. Yanks Take Part Of Myitkyona; Bomb Java Base Aussie Planes Complete 2500 Mile Java Trip Without Loss of Piano Hy United Tress The Allle.s huvfl captured part of Myltkyhm, the main Japanese hnso in upper minim. They lire 'tightening their encirclement of the doomed garrison —members of-Ihe Jim dlclslon that conquered Singapore. The enemy troops arc) being .sn.ueey.cd out 'of tliii: (own by 'the 1 Chinese imd Anicrlains: attacking from three .sides. A fourth column Is driving down on Myltkynla from n village four nillM tn"tlic north. The Jan. communication lines have been cut —and there is still no possibility of cscnpe. • ' Slllwcll At ITonl General Blllwell arrived by transport plnn6';Tluirac1iiy iiioriilnB nl the ncwly-wo.n Myllkylua ulr- flnld. lie personally .Inspcctcil ll(f Allied troops, nmt conferred With their cominandev, Ilrljjudler Qcn- cral Miiiili Merrill. The Japanese .bnue hns been the local center, of. the enemy'/; northern limincsc transport mill cnm- innnlcntlons; ' Its sel/.nre by the Allle.s will lie a:major .step (oward linking the Ledo road with the AlUed-controlied (icetor of the Uurma road. A land supply route Into China then could he re-eslab- llshcd. The Chinese In Honim Province announce they hnvo hurled a inlfihtyrailnler 'attack aRalnst the Jnp beslcBers of the provlhclai (.•omimiiilcijtl.iiis center of,l/>ynnr/ The town's .garrison', lias thrown tho Japanese out, killing,'rapturing, or. wounding. 2000 'enemy, troops, Chiang Kai-shek's men wrecked K Nlppoiieso t«tiks : In n furious five dny battle.-The Japs had previously .taken one-filth of loyniig—af- 1 ' ' " Gaeta, lira Fall To \ Yanks; Nazis Fleeing Before Poles, British The Americans and I'Ycncli now hold tho entire southern Html; of (.lie ililler Lino below Home, < Tlio GonmiiiH have rotrenlod 15 miles to a secondary '" defense pcwi'lion. The lirilisli mid Polish loops to the east began n direct itHBiuilt on original middle sections of the Hitler Li To Hold Double Services For J. A. Anderson, Niece Double funeral services for J. A. Ander.son and .his niece, Mrs, Doris Devcreaux, will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at Cobb Funeral Home. The rtcv. Bales Slurdy. pastor of the Lake Street Methodist Church, will officiate for Mr. Anderson, and the Rev. Guy D. Magcc, pastor of the Aromrel Baptist Church, will conduct the services for Mrs. Dover caux. Burial will be made at Elmwood Cemetery. , Mr. -Anderson dfcd Thursday night at Veterans' Hospital in Legion. Texas, and Mrs. Devcreaux, wife of E. W. Dcvercaux, who is stationed in Hawaii with the Sca- uee.s. died Wednesday night at Robinson's Clinic In Manila. Active pallbearers for Mr. Anderson will be Floyd White, Perry C. Rothrock, Russell Oalncs, Ernest Rateliff, George Mulr, O. J. Rodgers, Don Edwards and Roscoe Cra (ton. New York Stocks AT&T 158 3-4 Amer Tobacco ' 63 1-2 Aanac.onda Copper '.. 25 1-2 Beth Steel 58 1-4 Chrysler 84 1 Gen Electric 35 3-'. Gen Motors 50 1- Montgomery Ward 43 1-2 N Y central IB 1-4 North Am Aviation Republic Steel :. 165-8 Studebaker 15 7-8 Standard of:.N J •;.......,. 55 1-2 TeXas*Covp .•)'/;>;;..>.•.!.. 48 5-8 U S steel ...;.•! Livestock S'V. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS—Livestock: Hogs 2,000. salable 100. Top 13.10; 180-270 Ibs. 13,70; 1-IO-1GO His. 11-12. Bows 1111.10. , Onttlc 1000. Salable 200, calves none, bulk fur week mixed yearlings & heifers 13-15.15; cows 1011.50; canncrs and cutters 7-9.50. lava llasn Hard Hi{ Sen !find • nlr forces of three Allied commands .struck a devastating blow Wednesday nt Sflcrabaja the . former Dutch naval base or .Iny'n. Nearly 100 carrier, and limr based bombers and flghtcr-sinaslief heavily at port nnd shipping ob- Jccllilvios. Thoy scored direct hits on ten enemy vessels, 'exploding one ami probably sinking others American, British; •Australian Dutch, and French wnrsl'ilpa look part In Ihn rajci, but the planes were manned entirely'• by Anglo- American crews. Carrier based aircraft atlackcd by daylight. They Inflicted heavy, damage on floating ilrydock.s, nav'nl Inslallatlons storage tanks and stills, oil refineries, airdromes, a powerhouse, and an Important engineering works. 'Nineteen Jap planes were destroyed on the ground, two were shot down, and many others damaged. . Land based Aulrftlian planes closed hi'for a follow-up'assault at night, and wrought liavoc on tho port's Intricate network of Hallway yards. The Aussie bombers all returned to home bases safely Nazi Prisoner Flight Officer Humid Speck Flight Officer Harold trumiin - - - . * Tlic British attacked Aquino, and (ist lepoils hard fight was taking luce. Polish troops were icpoited o have reached Pledicmonlc, Ihe lorthcrn anchor of the HLUcr line. t look;, UK though the attempt to , iirii the line In the north h under' -u vay , w,4' 'Warnhlps Shell Terracina V',*V But loctny's Allied communMeMy, nd front line dispatches focus nW« cntlon at (.lib .southern or con ecloi of the front' ' Tho tldeiof tha American assault sent the Narh bacK o fortifications, extending froln >lco over to Tcrrsclna on tlic west oast Tills Is only 26 miles below lie Allied forces at the Anrio- jeachhcnd, the British nnd Amei- ut An?lo may soon open a ilivc against tho Germans , too. i "ntthltig enemy forces In, a pockot Allies already hive begun to :onccnlratc on Torraclna Warships )oinl)Hr(|ort the coastal town ycster- Itil Yesterday the Allle.s captured foiu norc towns and eight peaks. The Amci leans near the coast won Gae- and Ilrl. The British below Ciis- o won Plumnrola and the Poleii cuplilrcd Villa Santa Lucia; two and • half miles northwest o[ Ml. Cas- Speck Is a prlsonbr of iwn.r of Germany, the War Department Inform- cd his parents, Mr. and Mrs. .Cubits J. Speck, In a telegram yesterday. Tho . 24-year-old Blylhcvlllc : airman had been .listed, as missing In notion ": since' Mtirch. 4, wlioii .'If! Flying - Fortress which he piloted failed to return tu its bngc'ln Eug- lnndrrtftey:parttclpatliig''liY:-air!iIr assault 'over Germany. . ,. ,,• ';• Thc ; recipient, of Ihc Air. Mcdnl. Flight Officer Speck had ancccss- fully completed live missions. • He Imd been overacts -since Dec. 0. —completing a trip. 2500 mile round New York Cotton open hlglr low close pr.cl. Mar. . 1013 1046 1937 1941 1040 May . iOM 1022 1914 Iflls 1017 .July . 2068 2013 2066 ' 2068 20(5(1 Oct. . 1034 1005, 1D80 IQD2 1091 Dec. . 1868 1958 1064 1967 10G8 John L. LaRuc, Basse-It, Dies Suddenly Yesterday John L. Laliiic died suddenly yesterday afternoon In the backyard of his home In Uiisselt after he was stricken with a heart attack. He was 55. A veteran of World War I, Mr. LaRue had been a farmer of tliat section for 28 yours. He leaves ills, wife, and five sons. L. K. Laflue, Eugene LaRuc, Join: Calvin LaRue, Thomas LaUuc, anri Jack I.nRuc, nil of Bassclt, five sisters, Mrs. Cad 'Jones of tins- sett, Mrs, Will Alexander of Wilson, Mrs. Elvln Elrod of Dyess, Mrs Ruby Golden mid Mrs. Luther Jones of Qsceola, nnd four brothers, Tom LaRue of Jasper, Ala., Wynll LaRue of Bnssclt, and will LaRue of Wilson. Funeral services will te held nl 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon nt the Hassctl Church with the Rev L. T. Lawrence, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church nt Osccoln, officiating. Burial will be made at Basse ft Cemetery. Swift Funeral Home of Osceola Is In charge of arrangements. Chicago Wheat open high low close pr.cl July . 165 Sept.. 161 Airmen 'Aitaln on Rampage * : Meanwhile,' the number of Gci- nnn prisoners, tak;en sli)co the itart of tho offensive has risen lo 5500. Over In 1 Western Europe, the Ailed air offensive otice more Is lilting on .nil cylinders. Some /250 American Ijeavv bombers, ""artwu-,,1 •* panlcd 'by 1000"-flghtcrsV l biasti?n"'~f- llireo" NM ! 'alrrield5 'and a railroad center In France today -Two.of 4he airfields Were ori (he' outskirts of , Paris. ThS thjrd was near where the railway yards were obmbcd. There was flo Nazi aerial opposition; and anti-aircraft fire wns sporadic, Last night-about VdO RAF heaVv bombers also' blasted Frartcc, striking at four rail points and the French coast while Mos- nutto bombers raked Cologne in Western 'Germnny. t A Llsbbn dispatch to Stockholm tells ofr Allied troop movements nnd fflgnnflc shipping concentrations at Ihe French island of Corsica in the Mediterranean The dls- iintcli pays that German troop con- rbntfatloris'.'on the south coast of France have''been altered. Mikhallovllch : Relieved There is ah Important develop-- incut tpdav In the Baikal^ Kin? Pclcr of Yugoslavia, In'an;iexclu- she litervle* with the United Press lr\ London, announces he ifas relieved General Mlkhallovitch of his post as war minister In.the exiled government, .and that he dts-' missed Prime Minister PuroylcTi three davs ago. It's understood Mikhallovllch will remain as cbm- manclcr. of the Royal Yugoslav .Army. And It 1 appears that some attempt will be made to Mac about conciliation between the Clictnlk leader and Marshal Tito, commander of the Yueoslav partisans, • Howcvet, King Peter denies that former Premier General —Dushan Simbvltch, who organized the 1S41 coup against the regent .Princ" Paul Jusl'^before Germany', inva'den ',!, IBS',*, 103% 164« 165-1, ViJBMta"yi4r'womd" : "te"'hli « 102 -160% 161% 105%'pro,,,!,,,.. .,; .. Lieut. 7. R. Town/ey, BAAF, To Deliver Commencement Address To Junior High Grads Lieut. T. R. Townlcy, ground school instructor nt Blylhcvlllc Army Air Field, will be the commencement speaker Thursday atlcrnoon, 6:30 o'clock, at Haly Field, when 113 eighth grade students graduate Into high school. "Around the Bend" has been selected by Lieutenant Town- Icy for his topic. S|>ecial awards, Including the social science medal presented by the Dud Cason ]>osl o fthc American Legion, the mathematics award offered by the Woman's Club, and the English medal, also given by the Woman's Club, will be presented by Supt. W. B. Nicholson, while diplomas will be given the young graduates by W. L. Horner, a member of the Board of Education. Tlic program will be as follows: Processional, "War March of the Priests," Mendelssohn, played by the high school band; Invocation, by the Rev. Harvey T. Kidd. pastor of First Presbyterian Church; "Amaryllis," Ambrose, and "Stout Hearted Men," Rombcrg, sung by the Junior high chorus; Address, "Around the Bend," Lieutenant Townrey; "Metropolis," Holmes, by the high school band; Presentation of Awards, Supt; W. U. Nicholson; Presentation of Diplomas, Mr. Horner; Benediction, the Rev. Harvey T.KIdd; Recessional, "Triumphal March," f.Clnrk, > by. the high school band.. . in- ••: ; Members of the graduating class are ncrry Alleii, Doris Abbott, Mnry Janlne Anderson, John D. Anderson, Billy flargcr, Bobby Eugene Barger. Peggy Ann Barker, William Samuel Bcrryman, Peggy Jean Blcd- soc, A. J. Book, Billy Eugene-Era- cey, Willlairi Cecil Brcady, Lena Brown, Robert Eugene Brown. June Marie Buchanan, Helen Frances Buchanan, Betty Carolyn Caidwcll, Ina Carwilc, Tina Carwllc, Leta Rose Castllo, Helen Marie Gates, Billy Ray Cheatham, Carlene Childers, Frances Clcmons^ .WI1-. liam Dbnelson Coats, Donald Cole, Bobby Earl Colcman, Charles Edward Crews, Charles Edward Crlg- gcr HI, Rose Ann Grim, Evelyn Ruth Cunningham, Eugene Norris Cunningham, Louis Davis Jr., Georgia May Davis, Mildred Jean Davis, Willagcne Daws, Travis Deen, Dorothy Jean Doss, Delia Juantta Eberdt,' Billy Bob Elliot, Johnny Essary, John William Everett, Ardcn LaVern Ferguson. Edith Irene Ferglsoti, Jean Ferry, Ernestine Flagg, Lorbrie Fleming, Clyde Carroll Fowler, Willis French, Billy Lee Freeman.' ,• • Reubln Allen Friend, Clinton Ful- glinm, Christine Blanche Oillen- water, Johnny M. Olasscock, Catherine Graham, Paul Richard Greenwell, Gordon Maurice Halsell, Gordon Leo Hammock, .Evelyn Jnno Hatcher, Larry Hcarn, Charles Snt- ton Henderson, James Bovver ffen- ry, John Molvln Hoover, - William Lawrence Horner Jr., Donald Wayne Huey. Benny Johnson, Sam Edwin Johnson, Joyce June Keith, Billy Lambert, Joyce. Maslnc Lcndennle, Helen Elizabeth Lett, Dorolhy Scld Lum, Robert Jetton Lyle, John Waiten Mnssey, Shields Edwards, Lillian Mae McDerniolt, Opal Jean McDcrmott, Billy Wayne McFarland, Sarah Jo Anne' McGregor, Barbara Jean McKelvy, Margaret Jane Mitchell, Barbara Jane Mona- gban. ; Edna Bee Narx, Jesse Peter Nor- flcet, Barbara Ann Orr, Melva Lucille , Perry, Benjamin Franklin Prltchard, Eunice Laverne Rnmbo, Geral Dec Reagan. Clarence George Redman .Jr., Thelmn Rice, Billie Jane Rodgers, Fred Caldwell Rogers, Mary Seals, Emily June Sheldon, Atlas George Sbibley Jr., Mildred Ann Short, Betty Louise Snider, Jo Anne Frances Swan. Joy Spencer, Ida Mae Swift, Billy James Tomllnson. Harold Traylo- 1 , IxSuisc Woodard Turne'r, Peggy Jean Van Winkle, Bcnnte Lcc Walden, Audrey Nell Walton, Bobbie Jea-v Webster, Kalhcrlne Rulh Wcstbrook, Ernestine Williams, Richard Young Williams, Nellie Pauline Wicker nnd Dorolhy Elizabeth Wright/ Peter said that what he wanted most was unity for.his country. He added—"whether we have a monarchy or not does not matter,at this decisive phase." Newport Field To Be Utilized For Marines NEWPORT'. Ark.. May 20 — 'The Newport Army Air Field will become a Navy\trainlng base for Marino Corps fiylhg officers awaWns orders for combat duty,'; according !o information received this wee!: from Representative Wilbur p. Mills. The chanee came from -IVm Army lo the Navy awalls official orders, exoected to be executed around July 1. It was Indicated. The number of officers to be stationed here has not been definitely determined. However, the letter states: "The Marine Corps will, utilize the facilities to house and keep.In practice Marine pilots who have .completed flight train- Ing but can not be immediately assigned. "The Marine Corps assures me that the complement of men will only' be! limited by the facilities thcr>. As one group Is pemMcrl to cbmbat duty, another group will be housed In Newport." Wecrth er ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy, scattered thundershowers this afternoon,' and • in extreme: north portion tonight; 'Sunday part'}' cloridj-, little temperature change. ' V

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