The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 17, 1945 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 17, 1945
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VOL. XLI—NO. 283 T^r rrr—— ^^^^^ ^ *~* **' ^ Ml.yriIHVH.LE, ARKANSAS.jAI'UHDAY, PKBHUARY 17,'l9>ifi APS REPORT TWO NEWTS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Made "L iving Booby Trap IM.-William H. Edwards, of Hayti, Mo., nt McCloskty- General Hospital in Temple, Tex., looks up from a copy of "Yank." in which Ills story of being made a living booby-trap by the Germans in the Hucrigeii 'Forest appeared. Private Edwards exploded a land mine which blew his foot, off while on a night patrol and wo., forced- to remain on the field for 70 hours. With the darkness of the second night-three Germans came. Edwards asked them for a drink of water but they refused it. They (lieu set to work to make him'a livin» booby trap by placing n charge under hi, !>„<*. When help finally arrived lie directed the cutting of the wires to the charge io that he could be earned away. Edwards' wife and six children reside in 'Hayti Mo where llc now 'S visiting Iheni.-KNBA Telephoto.) ': Me In; More Citizens Say As Memorial Fund Grows .From all walks of life, people arc coutnbuling l o . the r V M , K" 10 ,''" 1 r"'l d ' l ° rf-T' f ° r I)l "- Ch;ise of « homo Mis. Kiichel Corkran .Privett - r Corkran ^ j - c and her Announcetl Wednesday by Jodie Nabors who lone As, contributions ranging from.* $50 to.-50 cents were given, several 1 '! men volunteered: lfa,<''rcmiiici'' neo- storc pie of the plan and lo'collect their voluntary gifts, which is expected to swell the fund by early next week. Gifts may be sent to a L. Nn. bers' Grocery, Jodie Nabers' Grocery or Courier News with checks made to "Privctt Memorial Fund. A committee of business men will make the purchase of a modest home, with adequate garden space, with the house lo be given to the widow and eight children with the stipulation it cannot be sold by the family until the youngest child is of age. Praises Children . "There never were nicer children (hau the Privctt boys and girls who always come lo school regularly," said Miss Winnie Virgil Turner, supervisor of city elementary schools, who knows 13-year- old Billy Gene, now "the man of the house" and others of the children in school. Siie sent 55 to the fund. A 50-year-old Negro day laborer. Frank McNeil, section hand on the Cotton Belt Railroad, asked Jodie Nabers if he might contribute lo the fund. "I read about il in the paper and I would like lo help that seed family," he said. His gill of SI was accepted by Mr. Nabers. Floy Ann Sample, who last year was Graduated trom Blv-lheville Hielj School, contributed $2. James Cecil Hale of Marion. ncwlv clerlecl nrosecutine attorney of this district, gave SIO: Dave Williams. "Ihe fish man." $5; Policeman Guy Gcan contributed SIO and said lie planned to solicit gifts front others. Reithets Add lo Fund Mr. arid' Mrs. P. G. ' Reiclicl, whose son. Lieut. Maurice Reichel. was killed .In batlle on Tarawa, sent SIO: Unit. C. W. Boeley eavc SI for the first man stationed al BlvthRvlllc Air Field to make a contribution: Blylheville Sovucan Corporation cave $15 anri Charles Private Privett was drafted into the- Army., from Blythcville last March and went overseas scvcra months later, leaving a garage business here. Because he is believed lo b- the first father of eight young children give his lite for his romilrj to and because his family command the respect of those who know them, the gift of a home has been planned as a memorial. I'eim. .rartncr in the firm, dividually contributed another A woman quietly walked into the Nabers' grocTv, laid down SIO. In response to the auRstlon who trnve Ihe nionev. she snld nuictlv "Olav- lon Green," ,incl left; LerovHurtdlr>- ton save SIO; Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Urackin and daughter. Miss Lystra Brnckln. «>ch mntrlbirtcfl SI. Joi^ A Iklns' "Machine Slinn SMI I Sft: C. Davennort and S. M Nerd- ham (inch pave SI; R. L. Ixwejns J.MH, S5: a farmer. P. F PM(r.n, hrnnehi, $5 to ,town.;;J. E. Reeves p?ve SI, . ; 2 toHnv wns Plan Rites For Mrs. B. A. Morris Long-Time Resident Of Bfytheville Dies At Los Angeles Mrs. Nellie McDaiiicIs Morris wile of B. A. Morris and Ions a resident of Blythovllic, • died Thursday night in Los Angeles Calif where she had lived for the past year. She was 51. Funeral services will he held in Blythcvillc with arrangements in- -ompletc. Mr. and Mrs. Morris, who came to Blythcville in 1913 from Horatio Ark., lived here until a year ago when (hey went (o Los Angeles for Mr. Morris to enter defense work. She also is survived by a son Pfc. Mack Morris, with the Army at Fort Myers, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Eva Blanche Davis; two sisters, Mrs. Gentry Cannon of Nashville. Teini., and Miss Annie Mc- Danicts of Memphis and a brother, Ed McDanlcls of Gulfnort, Miss. News of her death was sent by- Mr. Morris to his skier, Mrs. J. G. Barnes. Slee/e Jaycees Plan Rat- Extermination Tlic steelc Junior chamber of Commerce has voted to .sponsor a rat extermination and health cam- naio.n In stccle with E. Allen Biddlc of BlvlhcvUle gelling the contract for the work. Details of the program already have been worked out by members of the Steelc group who now arc at work obtaining funds for the uro- sram. Mr. Bidrtlc. who specializes in nest control, told the Courier News llic yiroioct would cost nn- proximalely S300 a month. Leiwlh of time necessary to complele the work ftuni Huiutritk Jewelry Siort. (in would depend lie b»id, upon i:0lldl- TODAY'8 WAR ANALYSIS Mukden Seen As Objective In Pacific War By HAVID WEEKS United 1'rtss Stiff Writer The new pat lorn of (he Pacific war Is becoming clearer. Hong Kong, Shanghai and Nan- king arc becoming by-passed garrisons. The United stales (s heading to Mukden.. Tokyo is a wav-slnlion on (he shortest route. That seems to be the clearest answer for Ihe long-range prospects behind the continuing American carrier-plane assault, on Tokyo and Ihe Imminent, if not already under way, Invasion of the Bonin and Volcano Islands. The massive. American carrier- borne assault on the . Japanese capital has two primary objectives. To force the Japanese air force to destroy itself trying lo protect the homeland. And to force the Japanese navy lo do exactly the same thing. There Is no question but what the Japanese ever since their disastrous 'defeat in (ho battle of the Philippines, have been striving desperately lo preserve and build up bolh their fleet and air force for the defense of their homeland. Too Little and Too Lale Now the time has come, 'me Japs simply mast come out and fight. But when they do. they're doomed to failure. The Japs began their policy of hoarding for defense too Iste. ; They lost loo much ol their fleet piecemeal trying to protect the territory they liad conquered, ft now rales about the size of one American task force. The Japs .wasted llieir nir force the same way. They never been able lo approach anywhere near the size of 1000 plain raid against us. If they had been, they certainly would, have thrown that power from P'ormosa against General MacArthur's invasion of Luzon. . ; ; Yet, ithe Americans; operntiiiK thQUsrinds^'Of * miles- ..from-*- their bases, are able to throw 1200 to 1500 planes against the enemy's homeland on • one day, and come back/again the next. - • •It may be. that- the coming we.-k will see the Japanese stake all the defense resources of their homeland against American power. Certainly it cannot be postponed much longer, for the American Navy is on Japan's doorstep to slay until it breaks down the door. , What It, ;adds'; up .to .is , lllis:: Japan is doomed : to lose her air- power and her scapower in short order. With the loss- of both these, she loses also her capacity to rc- American Planes Sweep Across Western Germany From Britain; Southern Reich Hit From Italy Many By woke up (his morning (o the familmr loaio American heavy. bombers .spreading over "Die Reich. h»,v , i 7 f < "nnvmicomoiUs hulk-ale only Ihat u stl "! lu " somewhere in fiio German • v • Nil " and southwest Germany. And one German i || t , » -...-.. -i*t*ivit(IIMt| say Allied lonilalions arc over weal announcer says an American would , . On ^Mt^aXS^'*^,.. „, Jnvnw »l,m-!.v ,,|, e ,,| „,„,„„>, „>. ^ SS&M* •" - 1 -*. Captain Hunton Lost Over Reich Flight Leader Foils To Return From Raid Over Germany Feb. 2 Capt. Charles A. Hunton Jr., 25 light leader of a group of A-20 Invaders and who has had a colorful career since going overseas a year ago, is missing In action. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Hunton, ioc-3 West Hcarn wero lotincd lale yesterday by ihe War Department that he had been mlss- ng since Feb. 2 over Germnny. : With a Ninth Ah- Force Bomber squadron Captain somewhere In Prance, Hunton recently, wns awarded trie Distinguished Flying Cross nfter | mv [ llB ., )revlous| r ^ ceived (he Order of Ihe Purple Heart and the Air Medal with eilhcr her air force or her her Industrial build fleet by having areas flattened. From that day forward, Ja)>.in will be just a siring ol islands in Ihe pacific, ripe for invasion at any time we choose lo invade. SUM Have Land Power But that will - not necessarily end the Pacific war. American troops marching down the streets of Tokyo may not mean the defeat of Japanese fighting power. For although the Japs will have lost their air power nnd Iheir sea power, they will still have land power and a huge amount of il. The Japs have approximately a two-million man army ol lirst- class fighters in Manchuria, which they call Manchukuo. Tl's the Kwan- tung army, the most power fill and most Imperialist-minded group among all the Japanese. In addition, they're believed to have somewhere around two million more troops scattered through occupied China. And about two million Japanese reach military age every year and go Into the army. At Mukden, Ihe capilal of Manchuria. Ihe Japanese have built a large Industrial area lo maintain this big land army. Thus, the loss of Japan to the Japanese may simply transfer the war lo Ihe Asia mainland. But Ihe important thing is Ihat Ihe loss of the Japanese fleet and the Japanese air force, will give Ihe American Navy freedom of movement anywhere In the Pacific. Instead of Invading southeast China and driving the Japs back through 2000 miles of China wilderness, we can strike directly at the Japs. We will conlrol the East China Sea and the Yellow Sea, which will lay open the coast of Korea to inva- "ion. There's little question but that the 'hillppines arm of the American offensive will be excended up to Formosa, and thence to the Chi- icsc mainland in Fukien province o establish a contact line with the Chinese forces of the Interior. But from Formosa, the shortest route to Japan's last great fighting force, her army, juns through Korea and thence to Manchuria. The last great battle of the Pa^ <* probably will be fought around Mukden. silver clusters ror more than- u , imliat missions. His lulcst honor came after he ind continued wilh n formation of ight bombers with hi s enginc-.lam- iged by llak to bomb a target near -aen, France, last'Summer, It was umounccil officially. Despilc tiic damaged plane'. Cap- ain Hunloii remained with (he ormation over the target until Ihe omb load was toggled and ,re- uriied . hts; plane ,'aml' crew ' to a >aie In England. • '•,',' • • \ Destruction of this vital source of fuel supply was credited by Ihe Ground Forces In aiding Ihe Allied Armies to take the important city and keep the German Army on Ihe rclreat in France. First reports from that area say Ymik doughboys, luivo taken many Ocrma.ii prisoners who saw Ihelr Pillboxes and earthworks caught yesterday In n innelslroiti" of fire from American bombing planes The Canadians have- gained (Our miles In some sectors nnd the llfl- tiah have .driven nrmbred spearheads .lo within two miles of the fortress lowns or'Qoch aiw Calcar. nie tommies scored a breakthrough when they discovered, a .weak point in the Nazis defenses. They swept. In behind Ihe crack.aetinan llClh Panzer Dlvlslon,splH Ilio-Wazls nr- iiior, and rolled.almost lour miles before Irelng halted • by Intense Oerman fire. Scots U;... ___, Al the center of'tile.: line nortli of the Ruhr, Scottish rlflarnon burst tliroii(!h the lasl.'Oenimn defenses ,In the corner-of llic 5!elch I'orest, and bayonet Led Ihelr way iiitp IK-O (owiiF. . .. rl« from all lhe northern tell of .'icrcarnlUK, bomb crazed GermnM |iiirfon<icrlng"..'ln eus and hundreds as.the, result .ol the combined air and ground artillery bombardment. • • •' •. • / .pesjdcs-.dumping Ions front N. 0. Cotton •fay July Oct. Dec. 2203 2203 2197 2197 2160 2170 21H 2115 2108 2109 210S 2107 2202 2195 2197 2199 2165 2166 2170 2110 2112 2116 2104 2104 2100 a lieutenant he narrowly escaped death in France when he parachuted from his burning plane, only 250 feet from the ground, the last crew member to leave. Tliis daring feat, which ended with the officer pilot's . parachuie caiiRht in a tree, was used In an Interview broadcast from France In a special program of (he Coca-Colo Spotlight Band show. He received the Order of Ihe Purple Heart for injuries lo his back and an eye suffered In this accident. Active in ihe ".'.oftcninff up" prior to the Normandy invasion, he look part in Ihe invasion of France ami also formerly served as night ln- slrnctor of Ihe A-29 Havoc light bombers. Captain Hunton was reared In Jonesboro. his parents having moved here four years ago when the elder Mr. Hunton was transferred to Blythcville by Metropolitan Lite Insurance Company, iviih which he lias been connected 20 years. Serving three years with the Na- lional Guard unit of Arkansas Stale College, Joncsboro. when a student there, he left college after war canx to enter service. He received his wings and commission in the summer ol 1013 al ValdosUi. Ga., and last vlsllt-d his parents here and relatives in Jonesboro shortly before going overseas early last year. While Captain Hunlon lias been serving his country in battle, ills falhcr has been serving on Ihe home front. He Is a sergeant with the Arkansas State Guard unit here since II was formed two and a halt years ago. .. f!|or.s .' °l tfamuBcd 200.. locomotives mid 1800 railway cars. ' .... ' ' Elsewhere on tiie wll.ilry Western Front, th c Americans -and French me still span-ing >vllh- tlic Germans, but -an Allied general' of'fcii- -ive may explode at 'any hour. The only strong attack ! loday came from 'the German side. Tlio Nazis struck out at llie Third- Army hi an attempt/to seize aii Important bridge over thc.f'nicfai Hlvcr In Italy,- battle lor Bologna is limited to patrol, acliou.' ' ••' • • : North of [lie European'.', battle front, the .Germans report' their sunk six mcr, one'. Soviet "d(S submarines have chant ships convoy . slroyer out of an 'Allied S DI "p: to Murmansk. The Germans say the ships came 'from- Brilalu nnd were fully ; 10aded. yesterday the British ; reported sinking two Nazi s gbS protecting, the. big -con- Reds Knler BresUu Arkansas Briefs MOUN'TAIXRURG.-rolicc arc conlinutnff (heir Investigation of *hc death Thursday of six-year- old Frances I,ou Rogers alJToun- (ainbiirK. The child, accnrdlnf (o Police, was killed when she ran in fronl of an automobile driven by V. n. Carter of Fort Smith. FOItT SMITH.—Air service lo Fort Smith by the Braniff Airlines has been delayed until May !. Tlic Airlines 1'ublic Relalions dircclor advised Fort Smith Mayar Clicslcr Holland that lack of factory parts and facilities for conversion of ground installations necessitated poslponemenl of service. Service was scheduled (o begin March 15. On the 'Eastern Front.', the Ocr-' man High Command 'says . Russian siege troops have broken liito Brcs- lau the encircled steel city In St- le.sia. other German reports Indicate the city of 600,000 Inhabitants Is doomed. Tiic Nazis also admit the loss ot bagan, a key city on the Herlln- Bnslaii railway. Marshal Koncv's First Ukranlan Army look the 5a- gnn, which Is on the Bobcr River. As for Ihe advance of Konev's armored vanguards toward Berlin aiirt Dresden, fierce fighting is still raging around the much bombed city of Coltbus and Oocrlllz. Cotl- bus Is on the road to Berlin from the south, and Goerlitz on the way tfl Dresden. The fighting on bolh these sectors Is on tlic banks of the winding Neissc River. Moscow dispatches say the Red Air Force is carrying out one of Its greatest campaigns of the war over the Oder. Nclssc and Spree. Hivcr valleys. The Spree flows north fight Into Berlin, Tlic Russians .say their airmen have fought off German planes shifted from Ihe \VcsUro Front and have dumped bombs on German airfields and plane inslalla- tlonj. Tlie Soviet Army newspaper "Red Slar" says that for three successive *"£ s ' tl " Mlan "lew hare flown 10,000 sorties a day. N. Y Stocks AT&T American Tobacco 163 1-4 72 1-4 Anaconda. Copper .. 32 3-4 Bethlehem Steel Chrysler Generla Electrci G enera] Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central " 71 3-8 102 3-8 \ . 50 S« 7-8 53 24 1-2 Int Harvester ]] 79 North Am Aviation .. 10 j.g Republic Steel 2! 1-4 Radio _ 12 1-2 Socony vacuuum ..:...]..[ 163-4 Stittiebaker 231-2 Standard of N J Texas' Corp ... Packard U S Steel 60 04 1-4 7 1-8 62 1-8 Chicago Wheat May July open Igh low close pr close 163 I63K 162K 162% J56?i 15«i 1«4; 4 Apartment Fire In Tacoma, Wash Claims 10 Lives Others Reported Hurt; Pennsylvania Railway Mishap Injure) Five , B>- United I'rtss Ah apartment house (ho In Tn- coma, Wash,. Is believed to have Wiled at least 10 pcrsoiiK. A num. ber of others were badly hurt nnd the police' are afraid ptlll more were.trapped 0)1 the upper lloors. The Injured were Inn I when they Jumiwtl.oiit'of windows. ., ,T)ic (Ire is believed Io have slart- e'd at 3'0'clOck lu'llio niornlni! from nil explosion in ti nearby cnnrty factory. The ilront was so IntoiiBc rtrc- mcn could:not get close enough Io the flve-.story apartment building to use ladders, or even to mi-etch iicls to ca.(ch the residents leaping desperately trom the windows. The Tncpma nrmory was converted Into n dormitory for uninjured survivors, When llic bliuc WM mi- ally brmiKht under conlvol nmny of the .sm-vlvor.s wefe'liyilcilcnl as they searched' through the tnlns for members of thc|v families, On the cflsl coast, nenr [.mtcas- lei, Peini., nve persons were Injured, when a, imsscnijcr train slammed Into the derailed cars of » frelsht. TJio pa.wciiKer train was (he Pennsylvania' Railroad's "Amerlenir 1 hound for New York. Police say all the' fnJurc(i:iitii'G been removed safely to. n Lancaster hospital, A soldier was trapped In n Pullman com partinent, bill i|ie wnsiri hurt mi, a rescue crew Is'dlBglnfj hlni ou Idied In Murder Case Husband Of Victim Has Written Blonde, Police Announce COLUMBIA'.' B. a. Feb. IV. (UPI- I'pllce arc studying letters Lieut Snmucl C. E|JCS wrote to <i blond war. worker lor a possible clue t the strange (Idhth of his wife • Police say live fort Jackson'lieu :civint. charncd with the mimic of 20-yonr-old Mary Lcc Epos 01 ^an: 27th, had written between 3 nnd 45 tetters to a girl he me while on maneuvers In Loulslani »st year. • • ' Siicrlff T. Alex Hclsc snys Epcs n his lust letter to the girl atwti 10, days ago, told her his wife wa 'still missing." Hcise snid the for ncr. college leudci asked hl.i cor respondent not to write him, "undc he circumstances." Epcs has denied that he klllc< his wife, an auburn-haired Jack sonvllle, Flii.; school teacher. Il ( says she died of an overdone o sleeping tablets. The medical corp: officer says her death so frlfrht. cned htm that, he packed her bod' Into the trunk of their car, drove, to an Army mnncuvcr ami nix buried his wife In a foxhole. Kpcs made elaborate attempts to conceal his wife's death. He Drs reported that she went shopping and never returned to their apartment. A nation-wide search followct his announcement. Authorities arc awaiting a rcpor from Atlanta, Ga., on analysis o the contcnls of Mrs. Epcs' stomach. An autopsy at Columbia, however, says that death was caused by a blow on the head. ', IwoJiiti® Tokyo Takes Another Pounding Today From Admiral Mitscher's Mighty Naval Air Task Force Amer-ieim land, y> , m( | iiii-powor is J " !i!ttlCSC ' «"< in flaming hnrd, on a cunoofi, 750 miles south of Tokyo i Anioriciui reports mid that Admiral , ^Ar^^^v- ™<yo offshore carrier Stone Program To Begin At 8 National Broadcast From Air Field Hero Scheduled At 8:30 ' M will hear "IJlythcvllle, Arknn- " ! Coca Band program Is broadcast from Blythevlllc , Army A>- F'old as personnel of llic base ami n limited number O f ' ttic broadcasting view listening to ™ ,i o tddle stone and . his nallonmly known dance orchoslrn. ' High Awards For War Hero Are Presented Mrs. Paul Settlcmlrc, widow of Captain Settlemlrc of Hie United Stales Army, killed in France on June with 20, Monday was presented the Distinguished Service Cross and the Silver star medal awarded to her husband posthumously. Presentation made at Ihe home of Mrs. Settlemlrc's parents Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Whistle, with whom she now is making her home Chaplain George Marrs and Chaplain Frederick J. Kimmelt, both of Blythcville Army Air Meld, made the award. These Iwo high ranking decora- lions were awarded for gallantry n action In France, marking the second lime Captain Scttlemlre had icon awarded each of the two, having previously been decorated with the same awards for action 'n the Tunisian campaign. Mrs, Settlemlrc recently also received Ihe Purple Heart Medal, which her husband had won for the third time." co id. i,.. .1 "A" "* n s l> cclu l attraction »} tlic Coca Cola Company : which each Saturday nl K ht presents ;,a lending band; in a broadcast while emcitaInlng service men from some new, this company has sent siic- ulni representatives hero tor the occasion. .»•„.. • i"/ 4 Various toils were being'mime today nt (ho recreation hall, to fio scene of (he mast elaborate cn- tcrtnfninent planned for Hie BAAF bnso opened personnel since (he licie utmost th'rce years ago. .The Immdcnst over m stations of the Blue network is expected lo be receive,! ncrtcolly by llslcners In all of Ihii United Stales. . Alonu with the orchestra will be special cnlertah(cre, wtlh stinging and dancing girl revue,?, lo cntcr- liiln for " (lance. ,, - thc radio program and With the broadcast Io begin at U:.IO p.m., iho progrnm starts at 8 o clock ami will continue until 0 o clock, aflcr which th 0 band. Is to play for dancing until midnight. Mciit. Col. Ifoiviirf) S. Stclllng, coininanrtlng officer, and Mrs. Slcl- llne. will lie among those. 'present. Included in the llmllcfl number of guests, duo to space conditions, will lie C. N. nelJIngrath of t.lttlo liock. president of the Coca Coin Bottling company there and who is special guest of J. A. Leech, owner ot llic Ulythcvlllc Coca Cola Company which Is cooperating with the national firm ns host on this oc- cajion. Flames Destroy Minister's Home Bryce House Burns As Family Attends Church Services The Rev. Ira M. Bryce. pastor of Full Gospel Tabernacle, and family went lo church last night. When they returned home (ire had destroyed their liomc on North Franfc- In .street and all their belongings. Flames are believed lo have or- flattop. Perhaps, the most Important re-''' port, If true, Is the landing O ii4w$ v \ Jlinn. i, ... . ' lj! The Japanese Domcl news agencV W. American troops • swarmed ashore on the southern,teaches ol Iwo, landing only 10 minutes apart However. Japan ndds 1U,customary' ctolm that the.Invaders were beaten on. Japanese propaganda usually lionls off the first American Inv/- slon moves although Jap 'troop's seldom do, • . . Kti|Mirl D. N. Warships Sunk - In addlllon, Ihe enemy suya coun-' ter-nllncklng Japanese batteries and pianes al iwq have sunk one American battleship, two cruisers and two other ships In the Invasion fleet The enemy also claims lo. have damaged three lauding snips- and to have shot down 10 American pluiics .Tokyo .newspapers loday.-say Hie ant-lag carHcr attack* on Tokyo are only feints to lie down the'power- fill Japanese alrfoi'cc In Ihe liomc- the .Americans .iitlciiint the. invasion of f)vo. . ' • •-. ' That,: small, but strategic rocky Wnnd -lies only Sirce- hours, flying•lime- from Tokyo: 'an easy,: hop for evcii; medium'bombersf An' Invasion of Iwo would mark nil .'amphibious Jmnu of 750. miles from'American nascs in-the Mnrianas.-a jump halfway. toM'okyo. , •'.-•;• —. The Japanese have laid out long Wne strips on the-gourd-shaped island, which is only eight miles by nve. From, those strips Japan-' etc planes have attacked American Superfortress bases on ihe MrirT- anas, nnd intercepted llic highflying silver B-29s on (hotr ways Japan. In American', hands, !,.„ would provide bases -for dally, mass raids on Tokyo. '_, ijj'j Iteport Unconfirmed "' There Is no confirmation of llic American landings on Iwo so far. nut Naval headquarters do say Ihat more 1111111.30 American battleships standing • off , the Island.'' still arc pouring tons of shells'into the enemy shore naileries and 'installations.. Like the carrier attacks on Tokyo, the shelling of Iwo has gone through Its second day. ; There are few details -on the oilier reported Invasion, that of the famed "rock" of Cofrcgldbr. A Japanese broadcast says American par- alroopers have swarmed. down ou the fortress of Ccrrcgidor from transport planes. And a few minutes later, other Doughboys pushed ashore from landing barges. The Japanese say the landings "were made on the southern shore of'the Island and ,add thai a fierce baltle now Is raging for the beachhead. Tokyo AUack Continues More lhan 2000 miles northeast, Admiral Mitscher's planes still are raiding Tokyo. The, Japanese .radio says American planes from carriers, presumably standing less than 300 miles of! the Japanese homeland, resumed the attack on Tokyo this mornlrfg, and were still golm? over In waves eight and one halt cliwtcd from a kerosene cooking tn , v _ love which had not been opcral- later. . . Today's raiders found their target ntddcn, not by clouds, but by a pall of smoke, broken by an occasional ftrc, the result of yesterday's at- ing properly. The Rev. Mr. Bryce >ald he left a man working on the stove when he went to church where where an evangelistic meeting Is tn >rogrcss. The fire ignited, the fuel oil tanks m Hie outside of the house to cause in explosion as flames swept hroiigh the frame house, owned b v .he Alley estate. Firemen had "o city water avall- ible. because the house Is outside the Jty limits, but used the water arrled on the truck to wet the ad- accnt Garni house, threatened be- ausc of the stiff wind in that dir- cilon. The Brycc family lost clothing, urniture and money. Chicago Rye lay Illy open igh low close pr close 114 111 I13',l 113 lll'.i Hl-?i 110-fi 111 1HV 111! /feather ARKANSAS: Cloudy this alter- ooi) and tonight. .Colder tonight, undsy partly. cloudy, continued However, the Japanese, as usual, say that only slight damage was done and that the Americans paid Snarly for the attack on the Jap capital. Radio Tokyo says H7 American planes have been shot down and that a large n-arshfeifias been heavily damaged and set. afire. The Japanese admit 'ipstrig'. 61 planes. ' '.;".'-',."•';"' Some newspapers say llie' dari'ns carrier attack may be rtie preliminary to an American land attack on Japan. ••• In addition to these reports, Tokyo mentions two comparatively- small scale American air attacks, one on the Izu Island, B small step- plng-stonc Island some 200 miles south of Japan, and s second Super- fortress reconnaissance flight over Singapore. Radio Tokyo claims that the B-23S turned (ail over Singapore and fled without dropping any bombs due to heavy Japanese fighter interception. New York Cotton Mar. .,2212',2213 .2206 2208 22JO May . 2201'/.2303 ' J196 2200,2202 July . 2165' 2169 .2162 2165 2WT Oct. . 2111 21 H''2107 2111 ills Dec. .. 2105 , 2109' 2100 21M "2l'(S8 '••;/> .'•:••• ' • •*'.

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