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BLYTHEVILLE -COURIER- NEWS THB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OJ NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOCTHliAST MI88OURI VOL. XLI—NO. 303 m DaUy Blytnevllla Courier Bljtherille'HerHd Miwlwippi Valley Leader BIAT11KV1LLE, ARKANSAS. TUESDAY,, MARCH 13, 1045 SINGLE COPIES FlVE CENTS V U. S. GUNS SHELL BIG GERMAN HIGHWAY $100, Eventful Career Of Harry Bailey Is Ended Today Victim Of Shooting Ar Holland Thursday Dies At Hospital Harry Bailey, one of the most colorful characters in the history of Southeast Missouri whose individual code sometimes brought him into brushes with the law, but who boasted friends among all classes, came to the end of an eventful career this morning, the victim of his own gun in the hands of another man, Charles B. Walker, 23. of Blythcville. 'Hie 47-year-old Pemiscol County; Mo., resident died at Memphis Baptist Hospital shortly after 8 o'clock from a gunshot wound received Thursday night at the Curve Inn Cafe of Holland, Mo., as climax to an altercation between the two men. Mr. Bailey saiei_ following the shooting, that he struck the Blytheville man over the head with his gun to slop his fighting. Mr. Walker claimed self defense. Witnesses said the Missouri man took the gun out of his poc};et and struck the younger man but made no .effort; to fire. ." Struck.Jn the neck by the third '••bullet fifed by the Blytheville man as the two struggled for the 'gun, , ' Mr. ' Bailey : was paralyzed from the bullet which penetrated his spine. '-. • •'. ; /.He:' made his will and attended to 1 -' other; ^business matters as he awaited ; ! death after being told by specialists .there was 'no 'chance of recovery.. ',;•'•_ ; ..'..' . .V', ;. -;.„'.'.'. Tbe'afilvf'«yUlei}.f:iniV '•: I Robbery At Osceola . jail at-Cariilhersville; Mor, on 'an open, charge 'of>' folonioiis. assault .pending outcome of the patient, is expected to be charged with murder with date of preliminary hearing hot yet set. Chief Deputy Sheriff E. F. Claxton of Caruthersville conducted aii investigation the night of the shooting, which led to arrest : of the Blythcville man who was not allowed bond. Funeral arrangements were incomplete today noon, : pending HO' lifiration ' of his eldest- son, Ben Bailey, of the Navy, now slalloned at Johnson Island in the Pacific where '"lie""ha's -'been in foreign service 18 months. It is expected burial will be made at Dyersburg following services at Holland. He also is survived by his wife, Mrs. ; Ullic Bailey; another son Morris Bailey, also of Holland; a sister, Mrs. Mary Sue Viar of Hermonrtale, Mo., and three grandchildren. Born near Dyereburg, Term., he was reared there. He came to Blytheville more than 25 years ago and later settled on a farm near Late Bulletins WASHINGTON, Mar. 13 (Ul>.) —Hundreds of Suiwrforlrcsvs sliowered fiery destruction upon a third grot Japanese clly today wiih an incendiary bomb al- fac'k on Osaka. The 20ih Air Force says the attack was made in very large force. UNITED STATES FIRST ARMY HEADQUARTERS, Western Front, Mar. 13 (U.I'.) — Americans in the Kcmagen bridgehead repulsed four scattered German counterattacks today. Missing Watch Is Murder Clue Police Also Socking Identify Of Person Who Boarded Bus LITTLE ROCK, Mar. 13 (UP) — State police reveal that two important clues have been uncovered in the mysterious murder of J. D. Newcomb Jr., of Little Rock near Heber Springs Thpursday afternoon. The first wa= uncovered by cle- buriic County Sheriff T. L. Turney. Turney has learned that an unidentified man boarded a bus near the spot where Newcomb's charred body and automobile were discoverer!. Turney says that as nearly as can be ascertained, the murder took place about 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon, boarded The • the unidentified man Batcsville-to-Little Roosevelt Asks 24 Billion For Naval Program Reduction Of More Than Four Billion From This Year's WASHINGTON, Mar. 13. (UP) — President Roosevelt has given Congress his annual Navy budget, this time n total of more than 24 billion dollars. And this year, even more Ihan last. Ihe Navy budget carries bad news for the Japs. For the multibillion dollar program indicales that American fleets will be seeing full- scale operations for another 1C Nonetheless, the budget reduction of more than Hermondalc. He moved to his apartment above. Curve Tnn cafe January First. LaForge Funeral Home of Caruthersville is in charge. Arkansas River Valley Proposal Given Support UUSSELLVILLE, Ark., Mar. 13. (UPi— A plan proposed by the United States Engineers for the development of the Arkansas River Valley from Kansas, through Oklahoma and to the mouth of the Mississippi river lias been endorsed by representatives of six Arkansas counties. The plan was endorsed following i\ hearing held by the United Stales Engineers at Eussellvillc yesterday. Discussion ccnlered around a proposed dam at Dardancile, Ark., which would inundate nearly 18,000 acres of cullivatcd land. However, the group has gone on record as being opposed to the creation of any "Arkansas Valley Authority" to be In charge o: (he vast program. Pope, Yell, Johnson, Franklin, Crawford and Conway counties were represented at the meeting. Two Gin Fires Cause Damage Here Yesterday Ginning of "bollies" caused two fires yesterday at local gins. There was several hundred dollars worth of damage done when fire destroyed a cotton house at Red To]) Gin yesterday morning, 11:34 o'clock, and Lee Gin was slightly damaged in a fire at 5:15 p,m. It was believed a cigarette or match foil into the cotton being unloaded at the Red Top gin to cause the flames there. Ginning of the "bollies" caused machinery in the gin stand and drier to become overheated at Lee Gin, it was said, Rock bus near the scene about 4:30 that .afternoon. However, the sheriff says then were'few passengers on the bus at the time, and lie has been unable ,to learn the identities of.any of ;them f ;,He .urged .that anyone., wp was a passenger on the'bus" at iliac tiniR to set 'In touch with him immediately.. ' The man was said to have been wearing- khaki clothing and a gray overcoat. The number two clue was reveal- Fd by State Police Captain J. Earl Scroggin. Scrost'In, who returned to Little Rook from Heber Springs late last night, .'avs no trace has hcen found of Newcomb's watch. And he believes it was taken by the murderer.,-. .^ .'•The jijiissjiip watch is described as a thin'model Elgin in a white gold case w|th the initial "J.D.N." en?ravpri,i'.on the back. Scroggin asks that anyone having knowledge of such a watch notify the Stale Police or Sheriff Turney at Heber Springs. Meanwhile, the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel inspectors has notified Scroggin that it is offerine a S500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the slayer. Ncw- comb. chief boiler inspector for the Arkansas Labor Department, was a.nation authority on boilers. months. shows a four 1 billion dollars from this year's program, which runs until July 1. Specifically Ihc plan provides for a total enlistment of 3,380,000 men for the Navy, 478.000 for Ihe Marines, and for lhe Coast Guard— 173.000. The presidential budget also Indicates our Navy has not ycl reached lhe peak of its building program. For the 1940 budget calls ror more than three billion dollars worth'of new contracts. Would I'romofe Generals In another message t.6 1 Capitol Hill, President Roosevelt has proposed the crcalioivof nine new four- star generals. If the officers are approved, and they undoubtedly will be, llion the Army will have its greatest galaxy or four-star officers In American history. At the present time.pnly'^lwo.men are four-star generals, although the four new five-star "generals of the Army' foriiterly; held that rank. j_ Each of, -the- .men tiie Presldenl Has' just 'nominated , Is now a lie'il- tcnant general. They are, Joseph McNarncy, Omar Bradley, Car Spaalz, George Kenney, Mark Clark Waller Kreuger, Brehon Somcrvell Jacob Dcvers, and Thomas Handy The only men.who now hold [hi four-star rank are Malm Craig, win. heads the War Department's per-, cmnel board, and Joseph Stilwell hief or the Army ground forces. Elsewhere on Capitol Hill, lhe rowerful House Appropriations Com- nitlce has asked Congress to glvp he Slate Department more moncv o,achieve its foreign policy objec"- iv'es.' Jirst, the committee expressed ap- iroval of the Slate Department's ibjcclives and then said the bods vould like to see those principles attained. The committee also approved 946 budget for lhe Commerce ai Justice Departments. Internees a Problem Attorney General Francis 'Biddlc Piecework Pay No Incentive, Probers Told DEJrROIT. Mar. 13 (U.P.)—Tile Senate War Investigating Committee lc<iay heard • this story in ils investigation of manpower problems in Detroit war plants. A shop manager in one Chevrolet plant says the average forge employe considers $18 enough money lo make in one day and stops working when he has made thai much. The manager said piecework pay was no Incentive in his planl, because men jusl sel their own limil or goal, then quit when they have reached it. Another man said he believed that men would turn out far more work if' they were never given a quota. : Todav the commillcc will try to assemble--the information it has Withered in Its Investigation, then lake, a plane back lo Washington where some of the evidence may be used for or aeainst the manpower bills in question. Little Rock Lawyer Dies At Kansas City LTTTTK ROCK. Mar. 13 (U.P.)— o. DeMaft Henderson, well known little Ro^k lawver, filed of n hrarl attack while attending a Wnr La- h"r Board conference at Kansas Oitv. Mo,, vcsterrlav afternoon. He we* fia years nf a?c. HppHorsnn.. teirnl ronresentnllve of a LUMe P^ek lumber comnonv In the office of a Kansas Ci»v lumber man lost. when ho suddenly died a fey. Survivors include his wife, rtauehler .and a son, and two oman Held For Ripping Open Mail Pouch Early Sunday; Officers Recover Entire Loot A '12-year-old Negro woman at O.sceola today was held for what is believed one. of the biggest postal robberies ever committed in the history of the .country. The .suspect is accused of stealing checks and money orders totaling between ?S)0,000 and ?100,000 from a mail pouch which she ripped open with a knife early Sunday morning while standing on the platform of the Frisco station at Osceola. Sara Joshua, who-lives on the R. C. Bryan farm south of Oseeola, has confessed the crime and county and federal officers have recovered all of the loot, li was announced today by Sheriff Hale Jackson in making the robbery known. Jailed at Osceola, after being ap- > prehcndcd at her homo Sunday] noon, she will be removed to Jonesboro for arralgnmfi)t. before the United Slales commissioner. ' ' To be accompained to Jail there by n United States marshal, she will be charged with robbery . of lhe iHftils, It was .announced. Al Station Alone, The woman, who wont lo the slalion alone, It is believed, used a bone handled, dagger-typo knire lo rip the heavy bag 10 inches long In two places as It lay on n platform truck awalllng arrival of the train. She took out several envelopes, hid them under her coat, and Immediately left the station, she told officers. ; The theft was discovered when mail clerks on the Frisco train,No. 805, arriving there at 5:40 o'clock, prepared lo load the mall sacks on the train. Immediately, notifying officers and Postmaster George Doyle, 'a check was made or all persons seen at lhe station at that.early hour. . Envelope Found ; An envelope containing $10,000 In checks was found in the alley at rear of Mlssc'o Implement Com-. thai.lhe* thief'ha'd'' Hie 'nlley~nea'r' tho" su... , v - cin-lng Hie envelopes. It was believed'-she dropped {he envelope in her'haste to leave the scene of the crime. Sheriff Deputies Dave Young and Cliff Cannon of Osceola found the remainder of the-loot hidden in n closet or her home, after having picked up the woman for nucsllon- Ing. . Postmaster George Doyle and Ihc- posloriicc inspector did not reveal to whom Iho checks and money orders were made out. County law-enforcement officers were complimented by the inspector for the prompl solving of lhe ca«e and recovery of Lhe checks and money orders. The woman has served one or more terms on the Mississippi County Penal farm for stealing In this county and a check was being marie today to ascertain if she had a criminal record In Chicago, where she spent 14 years. Her fovcn children live there Rites Held For Victim Of Fire Mrs. Marie Dcorden, Who Died In Blazing Home, Buried Today Funeral services were held Dili afternoon for Mrs. Murle I'arslcj Deardcn, 33, burned lo deiilh Sunday morning when fire deslroyw her home, 1314 West Ash street. ' The Rev. L. C. Hamsey, pasloi of Assembly of pod Church 01 West Ash slreet,' conducted tin services at Cqbb Funeral Hnnn with burial at Elmwoad Cemetery, Pallbearers were J. II. McfJonnell, J. T. Hlckman, Horace Walpole, Herman Osborn, Arthur Nnbcrs and Richard Jledel. •' Mrs. Dcarden, telephone operator here for 18 years-, was reared in this city where she attended school. Daughter of Mrs. Mae Parsley "••' ' ' Corporal Dea'rdeli of-. I'hll- --Pn •- Incl^'.lMHf .'..ijiiln l.A- nml lhe 'Pn.; last" July--while ho late M. J. Parsley, she \yas slnlioned n't rjlytlievlllc Army Air Field. He ,-vvns transferred three months ago lo Camp -How?.c, Texas. , ' , • Corporal Dcarden and other members of her family arrived yes- .ion of his dcpartmenlai mdgel, that Japanese internees in wl , Ul ' tllc ' "ow. she said but told officers she his country have handle. been hard to 1)ad »" at present. Biddle said, "Late last year the Tnle Lake, Calif., camp was virlual- y controlled by the internees. They expressed their loyalty lo Japan, xnvcd to their emperor, and maintained lhe full rilual of Ihcir mani icr of living. It was just a little. Japanese center." However, the attorney Kcncral idded, "The situation now has been aken care of. We have not emphasized it." said Biddle, "because we were attempting to get it worked out smoothly and quickly." In the old Slate Department iuildiiig, Secretary of- State Stct- .inius loday promised the United States delegation lo the San Francisco parley that they will be free to express their own views. However. Slcttlniuns said he is confident the delegation will be able to work as a team in helping to set up lhe world security organization. Members of the delegation conferred for one hour and then visilcd President Roosevelt al lhe While House. Another cabinet secretary. Commerce head Henry Wallace, says he believes lhat post-war civil aviation In this country can provide 400,000 jobs over a period of years. Wallace emphasized that forecasts arc not mathematical certainties but simply an estimate. Arkansas Calls For Tender Of Road 7 B' Bonds LITTLE HOCK, Mar. 13 (U.P.)— Tender.'; to sell Arkansas road "B" B ™ rt , , vas voted by the new board, which icld its first meeting in Governor jancy's reception room today. The resolution adopted by the board calls for lhe stale to earn lot less than three-fourths of one icr cent interest by the purchase )f these bonds. Members of the loarc! explain that in the event he sellers do not offer their bonds it a low enough price so that this >rofil could be made, they will lot be purchased. However, they will be redeemed when due Jan. 1, 1D49. Soldier From Manila Is Killed On Luzon SOLDIER FROM MANILA—12 IM. Hcrshell Jackson was killed in action on Luzon Feb. 4, while serving with the Army there, the War Department has Informed his parents, Mi-, and Mrs. Sam Jackson of Manila. The 25-year-old soldier formerly lived at Manila. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy this afternoon and tonight. Slightly warmer In north and central portions tonight, Wednesday clo'udy rain In west portion, '' be r ci)tc , rt j a "™ ]y -" m cd , Plsca Co " ro1 ' Arkansas n1 ca ' lo .. lho B " Newberry Rites Will Be Held Here Tomorrow Mrs. Maggie Newberry died last iilghl at Walls Hospital where she had been undergoing treatment. She was 66. Funeral services will be held lo morrow afternoon, 2 o'clock, at Cobb Funeral Home, by the Rev. Milchell Houston, Baptist minister, with burial at Sandy Ridge Cemetery. Born at Bowling Green, Mo., she had made her home near Burdctte far a number of years, 'she resided with a daughter, Mrs. Lucy Webb Shn also Is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Edm, Slcele of Barfield and Mrs. Grace Boozy ot near Burdctte and two tons, Charles W Newberry of Rlpley, Tenn., anc George Newberry of Dell. There was no relationship bp- Iween Noah and Daniel Webster so far as Is known. : lerday. famnd lying oil lhe floor ue- ,wcen lhe bcil and the window, 11 was believed she suffocated by iinokc. She apparently attempted o escape the flames through ths window after having been awakened by lhe fire. An overheated fuel oil healer was believed the cauie of the tragedy. •^ipe-Cleaning Monk Awaited At Kansas City KANSAS CITY, Mo., Mar. 13. UP)—Peter, the prlma donna or ,hc air ducts, is supposed to show up tomorrow lo give those dirty pipes a good cleaning in the Kansas City lourt house. But frankly, Kansas City residents are n little skeptical iboiil 11 all and about Pete In particular. You see, Peter Is n monkey Ire- longing to Bob Ely whri Is going to clean the air pipes. Or rather, Peter's going lo clean the pipes. Ely's jusl supervising the Job. Here's whal's supposed lo happen. Ely will give Peter n vacuum sweeper, some brushes and a gas mask. Then Peler will climb Inlo lhe duels and give Ihem a good scouring, get- ling paid some $22.55 an hour for his pains. Ely holding it in trust for him so to speak. However, despite lhe fact lhal Informed sources say Ely who comes frwn Tcrrc Haute, Ind., has some half a hundred men and four other monkeys working for him. despite the fact that presiding judge has been asked lo put lhe monkey officially on the payroll, Kansas City folk sllll are doubtful. They won't believe In Pclc until they sec him. Perhaps some arc skeptical because Ely has more than hinted thai Pelcr Is a sensitive soul and doesn't like a crowd around. Then Ely has made II clear that Photographers can only take 0112 picture of the monkey, seems Peter doesn't like flash bulbs cither, make him nervous. You'll have to admit that such things might make some people suspect a trick. TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Final Phase Of European War Underway lly DAVID WKKKS United Veen Sl»(( Writer Tho fliuil two-way .squeeze Is beginning on Nral Germany. Ilolh the eastern and western walls ol Hlllcr'K homehuid arc bc-- Ini! shoved back toward each other. Slowly nt first because both walls lire inontcd. Dill In the days and wcck.s Immediately ahead, the momentum Increase. Under Iho moimllni; pressure, cracks, then Blips will up- - . pear In both walls. Then, like :i CI'll Ulllliolaiul. great city whose masonry is being crumbled by bombing, Irolh walls will sag, cave In. and crash wllh u I! rent row. The western fronl will mcel lhe eastern'front and benealh lhe feet six miles dcun of Allied roldlci's will bo lhe dcrbl.i of n prftslrate nation, the Third Reich Unit Just 12 years ago yesterday, throw off Ils camouflage- and broke- out lhe colors ot lhe swastika. . Showed True t'tilors H was on March lath, 10M Unit Germany under Hitler wiped out lhe last symbol of the Qcrinnn Republic by abolishing Ils flay, and and ran up In Its plncc Hie honked eross of Nnxllsin. '••••• It WHS like a pli'ate ship ruii- "ItiB "'c skull and ciussbones lo lhe top of the mast und embarking on n campaign of [rccboolcry ninong lhe world of nations. • Now, lhe must hap been shot away, Hie .boardlnn parlies aru over IJic rail, und the pirate ship, which scuttled -101110 in luillons, Is now,-herself, being scuttled. .Tim Gorman nation may nol founder exactly according lo the ilctnrc lhat seems lo be shaping ip now. There arc several Indefinable elements- which might change the niilllnc slightly. If the German people and lhe nimy should collapse tillagc-llicr, then the. war would last only long enough for-Allied Iroops lo oqcupy Ihelr appointed ureas and for liie Allied, hljjh cominnndilo ^nnnoinicii a cesfatlon of oi-yunl/cd reslBlmicc, This is by no means Impossible. If some German military'lender fihonld sue for peace, lhe end of lhe \vnr would.be only so far away as ll takes for lhe Allies to liiy down the conditions of unconditional surrender. lluL this consideration Immediately brings up tho question, -who can spcuk for Clor- many? Hitler, the only recognized leader of Germany now, already hns made 11 plain lhat he chooses complete dcslnicllon of his nnllon lo surrender, who, then, could deliver . Clorninny? Von Rnndsledt, mlehl be able lo surrender on tho western front, but who would follow his orders In the east or in Italy? At the moment, there appears to be no German leader, military or otherwise, who could guarantee lo Hie Allies thai his order for lhe German army to lay down Its arms, would be followed on all fronts. Thus It appears lhal unless lhe German people Ihcmselves, lhe nv- cragc civilians and Iho soldiers in the rank, decide spontaneously In one mass movement and without no Frankfurt-Cologne Military Road Under Attack By Americans PARIS, Mrtr.MB (U.I'.)—American troops arc fighting toward Ihclr first major objective east of the Rhine,.Ih'e Frankfurt lo Cologne ^superhighway. • '/i Already American" KUUS have brought the' broad six- hmo military rond under fiio. And General Hodges' forcel officially we reported little more than .three miles 'from the IjiB iwiiy, which links the German Ruhr with the southern Klniiclaiul. ' And (he reliable radio London-bays that First Army Iroops have driven six miles east of the Rhine and no* lire w. Inn ess than two miles of the highway. The report adds Hint Iho bridge hcii'd nron nnw Vmu iir>«« «v^,,,i.,,i <•- . bridgehead area now him been extended fo <!»*/! I 1 .*..!!.. . .. ''.I Battle For Iwo Hearing Finish Last Enemy Pocket Is Under Pressure; Zamboanga Captured WASHINGTON. Mar. 13. (UP) — American Marines atxi Ariuv Dim Island l» a Ihilsh. The I.calhornccks of the Flflh 11 niiloii wide. Ifowcvcr, German resistance Is stiffening by the hour. The Nazis counlci-at«cked twice today and managed to dent American • lines tomiKMarlly, Thu Germans a<c kndltiR their altacks with powerful lankh And some reporU say lite Naals have as many as 50. tanks and self-propelled gihis' around the bridgehead In addition, lhe Germans have brought up big inllttiiy Buns and aio shelling tho Roningcn area day end night. ' lighting in'Street* At lhe noithcrn and Southern ends of the bridgehead, American und Geuimn troops n.re' fighting It towns '.Hotirief and 'Hoennin- gen, 10 miles apart Hodges' Infan- Division tiro Inching In on the hist stable enemy pocket at lhe northern tip of the bloody Islnurt. One by one they arc rooting out the estimated 1000 .Jiip iroops holed up In coven [ii)cl,plllba.vc.i. And ovcrhund Army nuhtcr.1 operallne from cap- lured airfields, on. two and "wiu- iililp.s.offslinru,' set tlielr slithts for nests of c-neiny resistance. '' The 'Japanese, pocket, Is less. than one-half u siiu.arc mile In sl/'e. flicked Into that bo|nlKcl and shelled ttirpot ' rafigo, I IKS. fcmalnlng Japa arc nahtliiij blllc'rly, (IcmnndliiK a hlRh price for each foul Ihcy relinquish. Tor they know llmt only rtcntli or capture lie ahead. Some- 19,000 Jnrmiicse (ilrcndy have died In lhe battle for Iwo. The raiinlnliiR 1000 seem pledged 'to meet lhe sumo falc, one by one. Few Jups arc giv- N. Y. Stocks AT&T 164 i-s Amer Tobacco 70 7-8 Anaconda Copper 32 3-4 Belli Steel 73 7-8 Chrysler 09 7-1 Gen Electric 41 5-8 Gen Motors 66 Montgomery Ward N Y central . .... Int Harvester . North Am Aviation Republic Stcc) .' .. Socony Vacuum . . Studcbakcr . .. 24 1-8 .. 23 3-8 .. 78 Ij-4 ..10 6-8 .. 22 1-4 .. 18 1-8 .. 22 1-2 Standard of-N J 603-8 Texas' Corp. 53 U a steel 63 1-2 ing lliemsclvcs up. orders, that they will light more, unless they do that, then R appears that the war will run Its final course. Hitler Won't Surrender Hitler still In the cohesive force in Germany. If he disappeared from the scene, anolhcr lender might arire capable of delivering Germany as a whole. Or, hLs disappearance might provoke that spontaneous disintegration of lhe will lo fight among the people. But while lie remains, there Is no chance at all of a formal surrender. But If Germany's surrender Is no nearer, Germany's defeat Is. Tlio Russians now appear lo be an lhe move In earnest, west of the Oder river. Kueslrin, the main bulwark defending Berlin nn the cast, has fallen, and the Russians have clear supply lines and secure flanks. In the west, the Allies have solidified their bridgehead at Rcmagcn and are pushing eastward toward o. super highway, there arc signs that before long, they will burst across the Rhine farther norlh and begin the envelopment of the Ruhr and Rhincland. The Elbe river Is the next frontier line tor the western Allies. And the Elbe also is the next frontier for the Russians. If the Germans elect lo flghl to the end, they can probably hold Berlin Indefinitely. Bui it's unlikely that they can prevent the Red Army from smashing in Hank assaults on both sides of the capital and driving to the Elbe. When the western Allies meet the eastern Allies at lhe Elbe, they will be standing on the ashes of Germany. Any resistance beyond that will be mopping up or guerrilla fighting. As Iho Imltlc for Iwo draws to i\ close our .campaign on newly-Invaded Mindanao Island far to the south Bullion; speed. The -llsl Division has pushed on frnm captured Znmlxmngn, nnrt was last reported fanning out in the hills of southwestern Mindanao agnlnst feeble cn- rmy resistance. On I.UMID, lhe First Cavalry Division Is wllliln artillery range of lhe clly of Anllpolo On the Aslallo land fronl, Chinese troops ilt'hllng in souihwcsleni China have scored a new victory for the- Allies this afternoon. Veteran Chinese nghlcrs, aided by some American equipment, have recaptured the town of Sulchwan in western Kwangsl province. The town's airfield was captured a short lime ago. but the Japanese pul up n stiff fight for the road mid rail center. The realization that lhe battle for Iwo Is drawing lo a close, tho news of the Invasion of Mindanao IIIK! new Chinese .successes have given the Japanese homeland n new case of Invasion Jitters. The Tokyo radio reveals, lhal tho Jap army has been engaged In firing practice on irngo Point at the entrance of the bay leading lo Nagoya, Honshu Island's largest industrial clly. The Japs arc selling Ihelr sighls for what may some day be inviV slon beachheads swarming with American Iroops. trymen took an Important height omloakliiB Hoennlngcn'i.and ,^a biord sweep of the cjnt bank last night And today they pushed Inlo the town itself. Tlio GI's are attacking without Ulc help of Amprlcan ptanes today 'luce bad Vieathcr lias kept all but the paliols ovei the Ludendoif bridge on tho ground But It also h ns kept away German suicide laldeii who for five dass have been trjliig lo brenk the American scicen ovci Rsmugen,' ' > Sbtm Hcavll} FrUlected United Press Correspondent John MdDeimoll says that 135 Germ ah planes have attacked the bridge in the Inst five dajs When the rald- eis come OKr.' he says, lv 'the whole world seems to caye in Anti-nir- craft guns! machine-guns, artillery, evciythiug v we have cuts loose," And lhe cover is effcclive. In flva dajs, 06 German planes have been hoi oul of the air and 14 more llsappearcd Into the clouds trailing •moko and flame. McDwmott sayi> he Germans attacking the! bridge 1 N. 0. Cotton Mar. May Oct. Dec. 2210 2212 2213 2213 2129 2132 2121 2123 2210 2210 2126 2117 2210 2206 2212 , 2210 2127 2117 2123 2119 Chicago Rve ; open high low .close pr.cl. May . 114^ 115% H4',4 115 114% July . '11SM-113% ,11214 HSVa 1125s Pic. Richardson Dies In Battle Of Philippines Pfc. Howell Dean Richardson, 34- year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Richardson, 214 Soulh First, was killed In action Feb. 21 on Leyle, the War Department has informed his parents. , .,:!.-.,,.. Overseas three years this.month, he entered the' Army : four, i years ago after having farmed here- a number of years. ..' .,,..'. , Horn In Humboldl, Tenn., he moved to Blythcvlllo when four years old. He attended school here before becoming a farmer. Unmarried, he also Is survived by a brother, Joe Richardson of Bly- thcville. Livestock ST. LOUIS, Mar.- 13 <U.P.)— Hogs 8,800, salable 8,000; top 14.70; 150 Ibs. and up 14.70; 120-140 Ibs. 13.2514.50; sows 13.95. Cattle 4,500, all salable; calves 1,200, all salable; mixed yearlings vte heifers 1260-15; co\\s 950-11- canners &"' ctiftcrs 7-D; slaughter steers 11-17, ^laughter heifers 10-16; stoeker .ind "feeder steers 9.50-14..- lave to fly through ^prie 1 , of the greatest '.concentrations '.'of antl- alrcraf^ fire In history. To lhe south, General Pallon's Third Army still is on the move, Hopping: lip German pockets. Pat- xm'h meil have scored gains up to 'Ive milesVand' taken .another foiir nlles alotlg Iho northern bank .ot ho -Moselle, river. - i , •,, Above the First Army, : : American and BrIU'h troops are bringing up Ihelr forces to the Rhine. Nervo'ns 3crman reporls say a new crosi- ng will be tried In the near- fu- ,urc. And, confirming the Na/1 tcarb.j the British War Secretary Sir James Grigs- has told the House of commons that "the Allied forces arc prepared • for the -task of crossing the Rhine in, force." American , heavy, bombers appar.T cnlly have been grounded today by bad weather, but a big formation of RAP heavies ^hlt the :, industrial and rail. towns of Barmen in lhe Ruhr. • / i Russians Seek To Join Forces Attempting To Link Bridgeheads On Oder For Push On Berlin W LONDON, Mar. 13 (UP) .— The German radio says Russian pressure on the "Nazi lines before the Oder is. Increasing sWadily. The Nazis say .Soviet .troops across the Oder in six small bridgeheads art battling to link up'the bridgeheads for the Impending; drive toward Berlin, 30 pdrt miles to^the.west. The Germans' say - especially fierce fighting is progressing In in area eight to 10 miles south of caplured Kueslrin. '_•Moscow, as usual before a breakthrough thrust, is quiet about :th.e fighting on the Oder front. But the Russian army paper, Red Star, says triumphantly ."a powerful Russian war machine stands 'at the • gates of the German capital ready lo unfurl the banner'of \lctory over fierlin." New .York Cotton Mar;. May July Del Dec. 2220 2220 2212 2214 2215 2215. 2216 2211 '2214 2210 2191 2191 '2185 2188. 2186 2133 2133 2155 2129 2130 2124 2125 2116 2119 2121 Chicago Wh«ct open high low close br. May , 171« 172 171K 171% 17! July , IM HI',4 190-Il

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