The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 21, 1945 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 21, 1945
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VOL. XLI—NO. ;UO Blytheville Dally Courier ^ ^ JimDOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST AIUOKSAS MD SOU™™™^ ^ ^ **^ » ? O Dally Ntiwi Hivth»<,ni» t. 0 ...i^ • ""w «nu BUUIUEAHI MISSOURI 1 BlythevtUe Herald. Mississippi Valley Leader POUND AT UJ3._Planes Using^wo " —-^wf—^^v^^,—^^-v^-v^^^,--.^-, ~~" ~ " ~ : • . 4t^r SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ', TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Japan's Army Last Barrier Facing Allies By DAVID WEEKS United Press Staff Writer .The Japs have iiotliinu left but an army on land with which to fight a war in (he sea and air. The rirst two-thirds of the Pa- cllic war arc already over Japan no longer lias either a navy or an air force worth the name. Thc linal one-third, which ho»-ever, may be the toughest, is the job of destroying Japan's army. If any proof was needed that .la- pan's navy and air forces are Impotent, tlie latest American carrier- plane assault on the enemy's hiding warships provided it. It was the most humiliating proclamation or an enemy's weakness ever Issued. In the first place It advertised to the world that the taltercd remnants of Hie Japanese navy, as had been suspected anyway, were cowering in japan's inland sea. Fifteen of those cringlnt; ships were sunk or damaged by oiir planes. Nip Airmen Take Heating True, the Japanese threw up a lot of planes. But Die way our fliers chopped up the opposition was an equally blatant demonstration that the Japanese air force no longer is an important factor in Hie war. Our planes and surface ships shot down no le,"s than 475 enemy aircraft. . But more demonstrative than anylhing else of American Navy's conlempt .for Japanese ability to strike back Is the fact that our surface forces moved almost within sight of Japanese land and staved there during the two-dav a'ir a'sault. Some of bur ships" were only about GO miles offshore One of our. ship ?( .suff.jred.iicme' severe damage from"Japanese air "ihtef- fercnce, but that was the most tlie enemy- could do right on his own doorstep. - Not a single one of our ve.aeh was lost. ; ' / The Navy u-as not taking a bold and darinj risk. It knew the enemy's inability to inflict serious losses. It merely demonstrated by action once more, that even Japanese .land-based airpower cannot defend its homeland. Tlie only liettcr demonstration and it may not be long in comiti!; would be for American warships to move up close enough to bombard Jaoan with shells from our 16-inch battleship guns. If and when tin Coal Operators And UMW Break Off Negotiations Government Seizure Of Mines Predicted Because Of Dispute Wa WASHINGTON-, Mar. 21 (UP) negotiations between tli , , m happens. Japan is in for as heavy an assault from surface ships as she liai been from our planes Japan has 45 cities with populations oven 100.000. All but three of them are close enough to the const, to lie in range of battleship guns. But to get back to the enemy* derelict navy and air force. Th" Jap fleet really has heen non-existent as a fightinij force since its disaster in the battle of the Philip- Pines Sea last October. The American carrier-plane assault in the inland sea was a sort of coup de Brace, rather than n knock-out Wow. The jao fleet now consists of less than half a dozen battleship* nine or ID cruisers and only a handful of •destroyers. She hns'few |t any. more aircraft carriers, since naif a dozen of various sizes were Knocked out in the inland sea. Now Woefully Weals If the Japanese navy were to sail today, a could muster, at the absolute maximum, less than 100 vessels. Pit that against a single American task force'that consists of some 400 fighting ships, including enough carriers to launch a 1000 planes at one lime. Now for the enemy's air force In the first 27 months of the w,i American fliers subtracted a tolal of 3,20.1 Japanese planes. That was while \vc were pressing every production facility to build an air force not only in the Pacific, but in Europe-as well. Since that lime, the attrition against the Japanese air force lir.s shot up sharply. The enemy lost «0fl planes during the invasion of the Marianas in June of 1944. And since, last September, in less than .seven months, American airpower lias destroyed 10,000 more enemy aircraft. We have the word of our own officials, Lieut. Qen. Kelincy for one, that the Japanese air force is not now an important factor in flic war. He cautions that it could be rebuilt if we let the enemy alone. But 1000 carrier plane raids and 2000-ton superfortress firebomb raids over Japan's industrial areas, are the evidence that tic intend to keep Japanese airpower out of the war. That leaves Japan's six million man army as the only remaining barrier to the defeat or Japan. It's n formidable barrier, even though it's spread over China, Manchuria and the home islands. But the Japanese Army lias not won a single battle against American troops since Bittann and Corvegldor: .'We've 1 come a long way up since then.'. Arid the Japanese 'have gone a long way down. United Mine Workers and the Sof Coal Operators have broken temporarily. Representatives of both the 'unioi and the operators agree that, tli break-down may last indefinitely. That announcement pnvcs UK way for early intervention by UK Government, for the present sol coal contract expires in 10 daw, Anct the Government has made known its intentions of preventing iny work stoppage. These developments come on tlie heels or a public quarrel yesterday in W hich the union and operators each Warned the other foi i lack of progress in reaching sonn agreement. Although the wage conference las reached no direct agreement .lie principal hitch so fnr has proved to lie John L. Lewis' demand foi J 10-cems-a-toii royalty on even ton of coal mined. with tlie turn of event,? Is Lewis himself who has told reporters he Is not at all discouraged One week from today, the miners will vote on whether they want, o strike to enforce their demands And the Government is understood to be ready to seize the 5000 sort coal mines, ir necessary to prevent any work stoppage. I Ward J fees. Red Cross Fund Collections Continue In City's Residential Sections This Week Report,-; from volunteer workers in B ythcyille residential section for tlie 1045 Red Cross War Fund today reveal that :\Vard One, or which Mrs. R. B. Stout is chairman, has exceeded its S300 quota by $485 for the first Blytheville ward to go over the top" tin's ycm . Workers in this section plan to continue their solicitations until the last day of the drive, as there still are many persons who have not yet Arkansas Coach To Get $12,500 Annual Salary LITTLE ROCK, Milr. 21 (UP) Governor U.m-y this morning sinned a bill providing for a 512500 a year salary (or the head footbal coach at the University of Arkansas. Funds for the .salary would be taken out of gale receipts taken in ill university football Dailies The measure was Introduced in he recently-Hdjourned Lcclslntiirc hy Senator 15. Frank Williams of Osceola. Fourteen measures remain on Ihe Governor's desk for j,| s .-iisnat or vdo. L. S. Hartzog Buys Bakery At Sikeston The bakery at Sikeslon, Mo has :ecn purchased by L. s. Ilartzoir owner of Hart's Bakery here, with the new business to be operated >y ins brother, D. \v. Hartzog who s moving there from Helnia" Ala D. W. Hartzog will he production nniuiger and sales manager will be John,McCrory. who came to Cly- heville two years ago with b S larlzog when he purchased the ocal bakery and moved from Sel- iia, where lie formerly owned ' a imilar business. Approximately $15.000 was invol- '<id m the deal with the Blythe- •ilie man purchasing the bakery nisincss, equipment and (rucks rom^Bcn Welter. New equipment s being installed and other improvements made. The business there, also both ctail and wholesale, employs 20 leopie. U B. Hartzog and family will ontlnuo to -ms.Ve. their - home in Blytheville where lie operates the Hart's Bakery. .aney Appoints Lionel Lackey State Guard Leader Named Director Of New Commission LITTLE HOCK. March 21 — Col endm- Lackey, 45-year-old assiH it adjutant, general or Arkansas ue.sday was named executive cli ector or tlic Imports::! Resource: s^™«~isix?iSSiiS nt ml- with more donations promised James Hill Jr., War Fund chair'^ n ?' . l , ori "? reilcratc<l '"s statement that this is not only a War Fund drive, but also a mcmbcrshl]) ca-n- paigii, with every man. woman and child in Chick.-isawba District urged to contribute to this most worthy cause. --V' «i«u J . . - - u 'J-^-^ii (l-XIU^LilML, Mil$600 q t , 0 ( a , J»iant general and commanding of£"« , thc Arkansas State Guard tlie last few years. He altend- -•idnx College at Conway and 42-43 was post department Legionnaires Praise Bearden For Aiding Vets ,|. hts meeting or members or Dud Ca.son Past No. 24 or the American Legion, commending the action of P ;,, " eatrrt ? 11 °f Lcachvillc for support ol the Legion-sponsoicrt to set un Jien'ic" rffices throughout Ihe slate" to assist re- turnnig wal . veterans in filing their claims and to otherwise look after their interests. -5 or- R ,H to Representative Bcardm, only member of tlie Mls- ™e C b7 ly dc!c ^»°» to sup- Commander J. u. Terrell named a committee compased of E. A Rice R. B. stout and Don Edwards to investigate the possibility of erecting a Boys Club near Sudbury bchool, and appointed a committee lo serve as an advisory group o help in placing returning? vet- trans in suitable employment. Members of this committee are Rosco Cratton, J. P. A. White. V. Gates and N. 0. Cotton Mar. May Jnlv Oct. open high , 2103 2103 2208 2203 2175 2173 2120 2120 low 2096 2197 2105 2114 close Dec. . 2110 2110 2\0t 2095 2205 2173 2116 2108 2106 220!) 2177 3127 2117 Governor Laney announced tha r jnni .- i — J """ v - | i"n;t:(i mat, Lieut, col. ve«s w. Goriley of Mag- Co to, T" "? ap|]ointcrt to S Colonel Lackey. Colonel Godle by :y was c Army. Belore tho professor of anima Magnolia A. aiid M. h,Kh S Collie rnm lle i ° ovcrnor announced the new commis.swn. probably would meet plans '° co " l|)Ietc organization Rains Bring More Water To Big Lake With more rain causing another lsn , at .. Bl ?.. La! «. 12 miles W est the and "f Blytheville, bridge read 13 feet today more rise expected during hex I Iwo days. , '" 1C la . kc Bested Marcli II at 158 It Is e past several days. expected the water will crest at 15.4 feet, it has been announced by c. G. Redman, with ™' er '°<">5' f «l » stand at Ken- u. . - rom n ' llcre Big Lake obtains its water. Because tlie several th acres of land, in Western . sippi County affected by the flood if h !? r C H ", 0n Md eorn "°™. Is believed late crops can hr- Planted it there knot auother rise The water should he off the «nd within three weeks but the aiid has to dry out thoroughly Before it can hn prepared for ..117". Japs Fear New Attack On Navy By Task Force U. S. Fighter Planes Now Operating From Conquered Jap Isle liy United I'rcss American fighter planes in tlie Pacific arc operating from an anchored flattop only '160 mites south of Tokyo, from conquered Iwo Island. Major General Willis Hale, nct- im; commander of the Army All- Forces in the Pacific Ocean; says Dial sleek, speedy long-range Mustang fighter.-! nnil the new Blnck Widow night fighters now are based on Iwo. And already, the American ptancs have made raids m nearby Japanese buses iii the Volcano and Bonln Wands. , It's the first time that the Mus- !ang fighter, famed for its • Ions; I'angc escort missions over Gcr- nany, lias been used In the Pacific. And General Hale says the Mustangs arc capable of escorting" American Superfortresses on the onjj flight to Japan. Forty-four B-28s hnvc already aiulcd on TV.-O Jima, presumably n emergency landings. And Hale estimates thai the American hold on the island already has saved he lives of approximately 450 'rewmen on Ihe Siiperforts Illuw To Supply I.incs General Hole adds thai land- 'ased aircraft on two puts us In a position to cut Hie Island by Isabel supply system which the en- my has been maintaining through he Bonin Island to Marcus and Vake Islands. As the general puls it:' ''The noose of air Imses which we haye been drawing"n'rofmd lhc InVdslrla*' 1 heart of Japan has been tightens with a sharp jerk with the fall two Jima." And although the cantiire that island was costly, Secrctar of the Navy Fonestal today sa.\ that as many as 12.000 of the' moi than 15.000 American wounded o Iwo mny be completely restore to health. Speaking to a Red Cro? luncheon at New York, Forrest! rays Mini between six and s'eve thousand of Die wounded were re turned lo their divisions bcfor fell. And he says another 400 or 5,000 will be so completely re stored to health n'a to "be capnbl of complete nctivily." The Japanese, Incidentally, hav just got around to mentioning th loss of Two. An official Jnpanes comimmione says American troop suffered 33,000 casualties in lakin the isliind. Nips Arc Warned' The Jananese also arc worne for fear that Admiral Mitscher' Naval Task Force will turn bad and take another poke at th, "ipplcd Janancse navv. The Dome Mews Aeeticy warns the Japan™ lixiay that there is a possibility American ships will come back fo the kill and strike attain at th 17 or more Japanese ships cripplei in Ihe inland SC a. The lalesl figures on Ihe two •lay American alUick show lha of the 17 Japanese ships damaccd seven were aircraft carriers, possibly lhc last carriers in lhc Im- ncnal Fleet, and two or more were ^Jiahtly damaeed. The enemy los OOP planes and our nir losses were called "extremely low." llowcver. the Navy has an- lounced the loss of another shlo ->!so presumably in Pacific or Far Eastern waters, but jti different "orl of action. The American snb- narine Barbel Is lone overdue rnm natrol and presumed lost ^itli its entire crew. The Birbel "th American undcrca cralt lo be lost in the war. carried 65 men fn the Philippines. Ocneiil tfacArthur's Iroons are flghlirm In he slreels of Ihr Panav Island anital of linilo. They have also •al'cn three kev road towns and i Japanese airfield on the Island As Curfew Hour Was Extended .^i-Mti.j^.iV' *:^-:-v»«—._-^.__—,. . v ^* Germans Who Escape Will Have To Swim •? Or Row Across Rhine r 0 tlio Keith. New York night dub pulrans are shown dicei'liif closing hour proclaimed by Mayor Lu GuurcUu Government's miclnlyhl curlew order 1 a. in. In defiance ol Ihe La Guardla Jo Stick By Guns In Defying Midnight Curfew And mure v up every hour. 8niirbriieckcn'"zwel" micckcn, Kalscrlaulcrn, Wlssem- wiirif. Mnlnx mid worms, Ihe keystones or the Oennnn defense system, uro in •American hands or on the verso of capture this ntlornoon A sixth (UK! even greater pi™, whose pledged ,to , nfoij Is menaced by Iwo aintoied columns of the Third Army Unit •have raced to within sis miles wcHt'und norihwesl of lhc city lie I'ourlh Armored Division; veteran lank tlRhlors set the , v to thu Army onlur which- sent Mi's into ' .nght clul.a last t,| 1(J slroko c,f 9 Torn. De/omus H. Wyatt 's Wounded In Holland Corp. Delamus H. Wyatt. son of Mr. and Mrs, H. C. \Vyatt, was founded in action In Holland on 'eh. 27, according lo a message re- eivcd from the War Department by u's parents. No further details have yet Ixien nnounced. Corporal Wyatl, who entered (he irmv In February, 1943, served eight aonlhs In Ihe Aleutians before IP- urnlng to the States last March n furlough. He later was sent lo lie European front. New York Cotton open high low close far. . 2100 2101 2000 20% 2102 lay . 2203 2210 2200 2210 2203 illy . 2177 2180 2167 2179 2178 let. . 9191 2m jn< im "iii intends to stick by his guns. i;' tlnii. despite llldl ll? _i»miiscmei)L places a Her State Streams Continue Rise Thousands of Acres Already Under Water Throughout Arkansas LITTLE ROCK, Mm-. 21 lljPi- nic (lood situiition In Arkansas became wrlmis today ns the Arknn sas. White and o.mchllariv, tinned their steady rise alrcidT' 1 ' 1 * ° f ' lcrcs '" f low ""« ls ahc.ndy nro under water und • cral state and county roads li been Inundated. Thc swirling wn of the Arkansas have swept invnv U -'-•-..v.. i\, vuc. ic Arkansas, which is a bo "'-«c nl all polnls (lownstrea 'I Smith except u and Pine Bluff. Howe 's rising rapidly and Ami In the face of that probability many or them reel they should abide V lhc Byrnes order "Just i u |,c on Ihe sale side." ,'f-.' D . 8c '?? r ".' rcncllon t« the Army edict Is that the "horn- of ' l)ccn hlt " low 0 i r - ,m,, . Mlllliiry police swiinnwl through mid-town Mnnhullnn lute fast nlpht to winn managers and bartenders thiil no drinks could be sold to Army men or women after midnight Members of the Navy shore pairol accompanied the MPs us observers uiitl lhc Indications were thai the Navy wll folk)w „ sllJJ||i|1 . with sailors, coast guardsmen m,i- i-Iues, WAVES mid SPAtls The Army ncllon took the niiiht o ronslvo In mutioii with thei "1»« drive across the Moselle a week n«p. Is out 1,1 front. Alter cupid tni! the cathedral city or Worms in -" break-neck, 18-mile, dash In Lo'Tl" mT' Ul ° lll " k lnc " " I1S " C(I o the Rhine, only to find that the ' wlictlinir »P l>y the fleeing enemy. 'I'liu Ynnks Immediately iinuthwar' -• • top speed struck weal "" St '" '""" tllc llorUl ' Uchlmi the forces bound ror Lud- wli;s!!,'tr.-;n the notti Infantry Division Is storming Ihe l)hl,, e C |tyy f Main?., itnd !,„., |, CE ,, n to mo) , „., S" cTt'"'" 9 cr " m , n 'r cni '8URrcls within '•Everywhere on Pulton's front the Gci-ninns are rctreatlni; In disorder A few veteran Nav.l nulls arc flglit liijf on in Isolated pockets In an I'ttempt to slow the mli-nncc But "icy are smolhei-cd by the overwhelming weight of Amcrlcnn dim lunks, mid troops. ' Thousands ol enemy soldiers Imvi been cuplurcd In today's fighting One swift armored column of tli I hint Army advanced southward •'"•- - miles behind the roiid ana bombs squarely on the Gestapo lendnimrters In (he Nazi- ™ t,n fi-n .-;,i.!"..l h '- Nazi :^ ld cn '"- lalo to 'Ihe news pn the .balllo of the cnstcin front comes from Berlin l,v, iY tc(r "?< >n ""I* «"«ny capital wiyi that the FUmlan army drawn an n'uJok C f cr ' rt Y et h»s launched liuiije at Berlin According to "he Nna report the thrmt was repelled, uui German commontators are un- wlly hlnllnif of more blows to come Prime Minister Winston Ohurchlli tcid tho House of Commons this nrteinoon llmt large portions of Europe may face partial 01 even total famine next wlntei. 'Ihe Biitlsh leader sink i^'fl 1 '"'? ° Wn ' 00<t 'kockJ'wtn Mnk to the lowest loveh ,< According to tlic prime minister I" csent British food stocks a elell than 0,000,000 tons And by '"""' •"•-'" -" expected to clubs hy surprise. The MP 3 S i m|) i plained tlie orders t walked in, C x- IIIJIIIHKCI-.S, autl nskccl the o owners and their premises lo clear left. Tlie onferUInmrin 'liilrk to express their is or soldiers, nnd then, tliey arc left to In men were resentment, ce per- a half-mile sectinn of U s way 271 near Port Smith. have been scnl by the Lit- olficc or the United .States Engineers to bolster levees aions vc llooci iii from - Little Rock ver, the river (he wcather- nn,i/ n(l>OVC " WKi s'a B e. fo?'ijtuc Hock tomorrow. The Arkansas is now more Ihnn six feet above Hood st! , BC llL Port Sin (h and seven feet abwe the 22-, --- - ^.., B „•, oot Hood stage at Van Huron. wrvlcrmen after midnight In their he Ouachiti, river reached 33 " "I*"' lhc A "ny can rule them out ccl at C-amtlcn, six feet alxivc Hood l "' lx)llll(lf ' f °r soldiers entirely cvcl, and the weathcnnun prc- dlci.s nu additional rise At Arkadelphla, the oiiachlla was our feel above the l7-I,,,,t n (10( '| ta(>e. 'Iravel has, again been MIS' Buried on Highway 7. which is ncnv overccl by water at the Second, any scenes would not be conducive to good humor ninong civilians diirhiB the last hour Alosl owners and operators arc agreed llmt u, c Army or(| , body blow against Ln Ouixrclla's extension of the curfew. And maiw wtoon keepers say they probably will return to Die midnight closing be on the safe side." If ' rton't and if ihert- Weather , . ,, . drinking by abtiiii rail hub or KalserlautcTn to"iuer' B c with the Seventh Army, in one bold stroke, the two forces robbed GtM-iminy of her next to | n ., t nr - TJicn two more American mill-, stnick Into the already encircle, pocket, sweeping up still more prls- fnrlrcss Clly Caplurc.l Swciith Army Loops, holdiiiB tlie southern llnnk of tj, c jiockct thrust, on from captured Sanrbruccken to make the juncture with Pattou's men, and then drove on. Wlsscm- mui-B, n rorlre-s.-; city farther east has been seined. And General Patch's men mjhting OI1 lhc A)1|c ARKANSAS-Fair this aflernoon, to'iinlil and Thursday. Continued Cool lonltjht. Slightly warmer Thursday. . ic White, oil!, of ir, hanks far cveral weeks, 1ms reached tlie 31- oot mark at nalesvillc and Is ri,,- n? steadily. Flood slaijc at Batcs- .1 e,s» feet. At Calico Rnc k -,'e Vhllc is eight feel .nlwve lhc 19- oot flood level. Downstream. t], r Vhlte was nearly eight feet above ic overflow siage at DCS Arc and 5 M SC1V< ? ' CH alx)Vi: "ic 2B- oot Hood stage at Clarendon. wo Air Cadets Killed n Crash At Columbus COLUMBUS, Miss., Mar. 12 (UP) -Army air field officials report 'at two Air cadets have been lied in a plane crash. Tlie two men were killed when i advanced training plane crash- i two mites north of the main eld. 'Hicy have been Identified as viation Cadet Ralph A. Mitchell , of Jamestown, If. Y., and Tech-' " Perw.wt, Drm!;! n. N<- 2n Chicago Wheat open high low close . 169% IBDli 168'i 16!)% 168". . 157->i 151-f, 156-S 157',!; 157»4 May July A T f.; T Amcr Anaconda Copper Beth Steel 721-2 Chrysler 97 3- Coca Cola [33 j_, Gen Electric Gtn Motors Montgomery Ward . 53 i-R N Y Central .' 2 3 1-1 Jut Harvester ' 73 3.4 North Am Aviation ', ]0 Republic Steel 21 1-8 Radio Sncony Vacuum Studebakcr . ... Standard of N J Texas Corp PncVcvii I' '.' ?::•! ......' IC2 1-8 Tobacco 7Q 1-3 .... 31 1-4 •10 3-8 6* side of (he Rhine arc tlircntcnlnu the town of Woertli. Die ;nst niftjor Gennnii escape port opposite lhc east bank city of Karlsruhe As the battle before the Rhine races lo a finish, the balllc over lhc Uhlnc nt Rcmngon goes Inlo a new phase, General Hodges' First Army uieii have opened an offensive which lias advanced out Into the open tank country less than 12 miles from tho southern flank of the Ruhr basin. Tlie Doughboys now hold a snllcnt 26 miles wide and they're Just 1000 yards iron! the Steg river. German resistance Is weakening rapidly. And It looks as if the Rials arc pulling back behind the Sleo river In an attempt lo hold lhc Ruhr Hank from that line. There were no reirorts this afler- noon or air support for the advancing American armies on the western front. But American and British bombers arc carrying the war deep inlo Germany. RAP Lancaster*-, carrying U-ton block-busters, have hit the railway bridge across the Wester river near Bremen and railway yards at Minister. And some 1300 Flylnc Portresses mid Liberators of the EUjlith Air Force, escorted by over 700 Muslaug fighters, pulled off a daylight sweep across northwestern and central Germany. One formation struck the Flatten tank plant 55 miles south 01 Leipzig Others raided air fields outside nine German lonm. LuflwalTe Bombs Engltuid However, despite last night's and yesterday's heavy raids a few German planes managed, to take to the air in the early hours of Ihe morning to bomb northern ana southern 1 England for the first time in nearly two weeks. _ British Mosquito bombers relsli- their , 29th School Burned At Clear Lake Loss Is Estimated . At $5000 As Flames Destroy Building The Clcai Lafe , elemental y school burned u ,l, morning about ';1°^.' w1 " 1 .•"•book, and Tlie half school Is located six and n.- miles southeast of Blytheville Loss was estimated at $5000 for Uio two-room frame shuclure, will no estimate. niade"of the text Roota. owned-by the state, and of me library books, owiied by the Clc/ir- .Lake;:school 'district;:'' I" 73 fr« " !c :-'» ca n'lnic/-;thc ••students' from the flrst'through -the"eighth grades were. lia,vhi B /an unexpected mention, with -classes' expected to be resumed -Monday.-;,- ,-.,.; Tlic school board';'p)ans 'to/seek use of the Clear .Lake Baptist Church as a school until plans can be made for rebuilding or', some other action taken If the buildine can not be replaced.- -^- -- .-; The church;-located on the same 1 grounds;: .has;an 'auditorium'''and -wo smaller rooms with 'the, nudi- lorium useable if a movable parti; .ion was;-Obtained, It was pointed The fire apparently started from lhc stovei Dan - Beard, custodian and bus driver, had built Ihe fire n the coal stove" and .'gone for the bus trip lo bring students to-that school and high' school- students- to Blytlievi|le High;School.^ :,'!: 5 : - v Students living : nearb'yT already >n the campus, discovered the lames as they played outside ti'o me was -in. the building, ..iUwas aid. . f They notified Mr. aijd Mrs. A. K. King who live on,'the 'grounds but the flames had gained such headway- It was Impossible t6 enter the building. Teachers here are Mrs. Kin» and Miss EloUe ^Hlndrnan. Members of. the Clear 'Lake' School board are Kyle Ball J H Gurley, li. T. Ellis, Louis Simpsou" and J. A. Haynei ,.,..,' Suffers Battle.Wound ' 5 fc. Bennle Talc, son of Andrew" B. Tatb.'; of BOrdetto, has" been; wounded; in Ihe European region o'f'• operations, it has been announced by the War Department. Livestock: ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCK^ YARDS — Livestock' <WFA>:~ Hog' receipts 4,500 head, with 3,500 salable. Top price $1170. 150 pounds and up $14,70, 120 to HO pbuuds "13.50 to $H.50, Sows $13.95. Cattle receipts 3,500, with.. 2,600 salable. Calves 800 head with all choice'I mixed . llight of Mosquito specialists winged yearlings and heifers $H25-4l5.5g:

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