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Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - March 13, 1945, Blytheville, Arkansas Blytheville courier news the dominant newspaper of Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri vol. A lib no. No Blytheville Dally new Blytheville courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Arkansas tuesday March in 1915 single copies five cents u. S. Gun big German Highway $1 of too robbery a t Osceola eventful career of Harry Bailey is ended today victim of shooting at Holland thursday Dies at Hospital Harry Bailey one of the most colourful characters in tile history of Southeast Missouri whose individual code sometimes brought him into brushes with Hie 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 Blytheville. The 47-year-old Scot county mo., resident died at Memphis Baptist Hospital shortly after 8 of clock from a gunshot wound received thursday night at Hie curve inn cafe of Holland mo., As Climax to an altercation Between the two men or Bailey said following the shooting that he struck the Blytheville Man Over the head with hts gun to Stop his fighting. Or. Walker claimed self defense. Witnesses said the Missouri Man took the gun out of his pocket and struck the younger Man but made no Effort to fire. Struck in the neck by the third Bullet fired by the Blytheville Man As the two struggled for the gun or. Bailey was paralysed from the Bullet which penetrated his spine. Late bulletins w Ashington mar. 13 i com a hundreds of super fortresses showered fiery destruction upon a third great japanese City today with an incendiary bomb attack on Osaka. The 20th air Force says the attack was made in very Large Force. United status first army Headquarters Western front mar. 13 Immy americans in the Remagen Bridgehead repulsed four scattered German counterattacks today. Missing watch is murder clue police also seeking identity 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. I Newcomb jr., of Little Rock near Heber Springs thursday Alterman. The first was uncovered by Cleburne county sheriff t. L. Turney. Turney has Learned that an unidentified Man boarded a bus near the spot where Newcombs charred body and automobile were discovered. Turney says that As nearly As can be ascertained the murder took Alaee about 4 o clock thursday afternoon. The unidentified Man boarded the Batesville to Little Rock bus near the scene about 4 30 he made his will and attended to lat afternoon to other business matters As he awaited death after being told by specialists there was no Chance of recovery. The Haiti up file Nan i a did a in jail at Caruthersville mo., on an open charge of felonious assault pending outcome of the patient is expected to be charged with murder with Date of preliminary hearing not yet set. Chief Deputy sheriff e. F. Claxton of Caruthersville conducted an investigation the night of the shooting which led to arrest of the Blytheville Man who was not allowed Bond. Funeral arrangements were incomplete today noon pending notification of his eldest son Ben Bailey of the Navy now stationed at Johnson Island in the Pacific where he has 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. Lillie Bailey another son. Morris Bailey also of Holland a sister mrs. Mary sue Viar of he Mondale mo., and three grandchildren. Born near Dyersburg tenn., he was reared there. He came to Blytheville More than �?~25 years ago and later settled on a farm near he Mondale. He moved to his apartment above curve inn cafe january first. Laforge funeral Home of Luther Seville is in charge. However the sheriff says there were few passengers on the bus at the time and he has been unable to learn the identities of any of to porn he urged that anyone who was a passenger on the bus at that time to get in touch with him immediately. The Man was said to have been wearing Khaki clothing and a Gray overcoat. The number two clue was revealed by state police Captain j. Earl Scroggin. Scrogin who returned to Little Rock from Heber Springs late last night. A is no Trace has been found of Newcombs watch. And he believes it was taken by the murderer. The missing watch is described As a thin Model Elgin in a White Gold Case with the initial engraved on the Back. Scroggin asks that anyone having knowledge of such a watch notify the state police or sheriff Turney at Heber Springs. Meanwhile the National Board of boiler and pressure vessel inspectors has notified Scroggin that it is offering a $500 Reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the Slayer. Newcomb. Chief boiler inspector for the Arkansas labor department was a nation authority on boilers. Roosevelt asks 24 billion for naval program reduction of More than four billion from this year s Washington. Mar 13. It up it president Roosevelt has Given Congress his Ai Mufti Navy budget tins time a total of More than 24 billion dollars. And this year even More than last the Navy budget carries bad news for the japs. For tire multimillion Dollar program indicates that american fleets will tx1 seeing full scale och nations for another 16 months. Nonetheless the budget shows a reduction of More than four billion dollars from this years program which runs until july i specifically the plan provides for a total enlistment of 3,389.000 men for the Navy. 478,000 for the marines and for the coast guard 173.000 the presidential budget also indicates our Navy has not yet reached Hie Peak of its building program. For the 1946 budget Calls for More than three billion dollars Worth of new contracts. Negro woman held for ripping open mail Pouch Early sunday officers recover entire loot a 12-Yrar-old Nefro woman Al Osceola 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 totalling Between $90,000 and $100,000 from a mail Pouch which sin 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 in. A. Bryan farm South of Osceola has confessed the crime and county and Federal officers have recovered All of tin loot it was announced today by sheriff Hale Jackson in making tin robbery known. Jailed at Osceola after Betag apprehended at tier Home sunday today a War analysis final phase of european War underway by David weeks United tie staff writer noon she will be removed to Jonesboro for arraignment before tin United states commissioner to be accompanied to jail there by a United states marshal she will be charged with robbery of the mails it was announced. At station alone. The woman who went to the station alone it is believed used a Bone handled Dagger Type knife to rip the heavy bag to inches Long in two places As it Lay on a platform truck awaiting arrival of Hie train. She took out several envelops. Hid them under her coat and immediately left tile station she told officers. The theft was discovered when mail clerks on the Frisco train no. Would promote generals in another Mamic to Capitol Avrit tax a a to he vtt�?o40�?o Ocky lose Cit has pro Hill president Roosevelt has pro posed the creation of nine new four Star generals. If the officers Are approved and they undoubtedly will be. Then the army will have its greatest Galaxy of four Star officers in american history at the present time Only two men Are four Star generals although the four new five Star a generals of the army formerly held that rank. Each of the men the president has just nominated la now a lieutenant general. They Are. Joseph Mcnarney Omar Bradley. Carl Spaatz George Kenney Mark Clark Walter Kreuger Brehon somervell Jacob Devers and Thomas Handy the Only men who now hold tie four Star rank Are Malin Craig who Heads the War departments personnel Board and Joseph Stilwell chief of the army ground forces. Elsewhere on Capitol Hill the powerful House appropriations committee has asked Congress to give the state department More Money to achieve its foreign policy objectives. First the committee expressed approval of the state departments objectives and then said the body would like to see those principles attained. The committee also approved a 1946 budget for the Commerce and Justice departments. Internees a problem attorney general Francis Biddle prepared to Load the mail sacks on the train. Immediately notifying officers and postmaster George Doyle a Check was made of All persons seen at Hie station at that Early hour. Envelope found an envelope containing rites held for victim of fire mrs. Marie Dearden who died in blazing Home buried today funeral services were held this afternoon for mrs Marie Parsley Dearden. 33, burned to death sunday morning when fire destroyed her Home 1314 West Ash Street lire Rev. I., c Ramsey pastor of Assembly of god Church on West Ash Street conducted the services at Cobb funeral Home with burial at Elmwood cemetery pallbearers were j r. Mcconnell j. T. Hickman Horace Walpole Herman Osborn Arthur mailers and Richard Ledel mrs Dearden Telephone operator $15,000 Here for 18 years was reared in 4i ii 1 a v 1 % a no it Iii ii Iii Heck a Xais a the Allee tills City where she attended school. At rear of miss co implement company about 9 30 a. Rn., As a duo that the thief had walked through the Alley near the station after securing the envelopes. It a. Believed she dropped the envelope in her haste to leave the scene of the crime. Sheriff deputies Dave Young and Cliff Cannon of Osceola found the daughter of mrs Mac Parsley tip tried Corporal Dearden of Philadelphia. Alast july while he and the late m j Parsley she was stationed at Blytheville army air Field he was transferred three months ago to Camp Howze Texas Corporal Dearden and other remainder of the loot hidden in a numbers a it of brr family arrived yes closet of her Home after having picked up the woman for questioning. Postmaster George Doyle and the Post office inspector did not reveal to whom tire checks and Money orders were made out. County Law enforcement officers were complimented by the inspector for the prompt solving of the cae and recovery of the checks and Money orders. Pile woman has served one or More terms on the Mississippi county penal farm for stealing in this county and a Check was being made today to ascertain if she had a criminal record in Chicago where she spent 14 years. Her Bevel children live there testified in connection with the i now she said but told officers she Ca Arkansas River Valley proposal Given support Russellville Ark. Mar. 13. Up1�?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 liver has been endorsed by representatives of six Arkansas counties. The plan was endorsed following a hearing held by the United states engineers at Russellville yesterday. Discussion entered around a proposed dam at Dardanelle. Ark., which would inundate nearly 18,-000 acres of cultivated land. However tile group has gone on record As being opposed to the creation of any a Arkansas Valley authority a to to in charge or the vast program. Pope yell. Johnson Franklin Crawford and Conway counties were represented at the meeting. Two Gin fires cause damage Here yesterday ginning of a Bol lies a caused two fires yesterday at local gins. There was several Hundred dollars Worth of damage done when fire destroyed a Cotton House at red top Gin yesterday morning. 11 35 of clock and Lee Gin was slightly damaged in a fire at 5 15 . 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 a Bol lies caused machinery in the Gin stand and drier to become overheated at Lee Din ii a up s so id. Piecework pay no incentive probes told Detroit. Mar. 13 . A tile Senate War investigating committee today heard this Story in its investigation of manpower problems in Detroit War plants. A shop manager in one Chevrolet Plant says the average forge employee considers $18 enough Money to make in one Day and stops working when he has made that much. The manager said piecework nay was no incentive in his Plant because men just set their own limit or goal then quit when they have reached it. Another Man said lie believed that men would turn out far More work if they were never Given a quota. Today the committee will try to assemble the information it has gathered in its investigation then take a plane Back to Washington where some of the evidence May be used for or against the manpower Bills in question. Little Rock lawyer Dies at Kansas City la i m f pock mar. 13 . A or Dematz Henderson Well known i it tie Folk Lawver died of a heart attack while attending a War labor Board coherence at Kansas cite. Mo., yesterday afternoon. He 63 years of age. Henderson Jugal of a Little pock lumber com Dan. Was in the office of a Kansas City lumber Man when he suddenly lost consciousness. He died a few minutes later. Survivors include his wife. A daughter and a son and grandchildren. Consideration of his departmental budget that japanese internees in this country have been hard to handle. Biddle said a late last year the tule Lake Calif. Camp was virtually controlled by the internees. They expressed their loyalty to Japan bowed to their emperor and maintained the full ritual of their manner of living. It was just a Little japanese however the attorney general added a the situation now has been taken care of. We have not emphasized it a said Biddle a because we were attempting to get it worked out smoothly and in the old state department building. Secretary of state Stet Tinius today promised the United states delegation to the san Francisco Parley that they will be free to express their own views. However Stettinius said he is confident the delegation will be Able to work As a team in helping to set. Up the world Security organization. Members of the delegation conferred for one hour and then visited president Roosevelt at the White House. Another Cabinet Secretary Commerce head Henry Wallace says he believes that Post War civil aviation in this country can provide 400,-000 jobs Over a period of years. Wallace emphasized that forecasts Are not mathematical certainties but simply an estimate. Had no husband at present. Arkansas Calls for tender of Road b Bonds Little Rock. Mar. 13 up tenders to sell Arkansas Road a a by Bonds will be accepted late in May by the newly created Arkansas Board of fiscal control. Tile Call to buy the a by Bonds was voted by the new Board which held its first meeting in governor Laney a reception room today. The Resolution adopted by the Board Calls for the state to earn not less than three fourths of one per cent interest by the Purchase of these Bonds. Members of the Board explain that in the event the Sellers do not offer their Bonds at a Low enough Price so that this profit could be made they will not be purchased. However they will be redeemed when due on Jan. I 1949. Day found lying on the floor Between the bed and the window it was believed she suffocated by smoke. Bile apparently attempted to escape the flames through the window after having been awakened by the fire an overheated fuel Oil Heater was believed the cause of the tragedy. Soldier from Manila is killed on Luzon Soldier from manila�?12 pvt. Hershell Jackson was killed in action on Luzon feb. 4, while serving with the army there the War department has informed his parents or. And mrs. Sam Jackson of Manila. The 25-year-old Soldier formerly lived at Manila. Newberry rites will be held Here tomorrow pipe cleaning Monk awaited at Kansas City Kansas City. To. Mar 13. Up Peter the Prima Donna of the air ducts is supposed to show up tomorrow to give those dirty pipes a Good cleaning in tile Kansas City Hourt House. But frankly Kansas City residents Are a Little sceptical about it All and about Pete in particular. You Sec Peter is a Monkey belonging to Bob Ely who is going to clean the air pipes. Or rather Peters going to clean tile pipes. Ely a just supervising the Job Here a what is supposed to happen. Ely will give Peter a vacuum sweeper some brushes and a Gas mask then Peter will climb into the ducts and give them a Good scouring getting paid some $22.65 an hour for his pains. Ely holding it in Trust for him so to speak. However despite the fact that informed sources say Ely who comes from Terre haute id has some Hall a Hundred men arum Lour other monkeys working for him. Despite the fact that presiding judge a been asked to put the Monkey officially on the payroll Kansas City Folk still Are doubtful. They won t believe in Pete until they see him. Perhaps some Are sceptical because Ely has More than hinted that Peter is a sensitive soul and does t like a crowd around then Ely has made it dear that photographers can Only take on picture of the Monkey seems Peter does t like hash bulbs either make him nervous. You la have to admit that such things might make some people suspect a trick. Weather Arkansas partly Cloudy this afternoon and tonight. Slightly warmer in North and Central Porter tons tonight. Wednesday Cloudy rain in West portion. Mrs. Maggie Newberry died last night at Walls Hospital where she had been undergoing treatment. She was 66. Funeral services will be held to Morrow afternoon 2 of clock at Cobb no funeral Home by the Rev. Mit j a ,3 Chell Houston Baptist minister at amp to. With burial at Sandy Ridge Certie j hairier tobacco. Tery. Born at Bowling Green mo., she had made her Home near Burdette fur a number of years. She resided with a daughter mrs. Lucy Webb. She also is survived by two other daughters mrs. Edna Steele of Barfield and mrs. Grace Boozy of near Burdette and two sons Charles w. Newberry of Ripley tenn., and George Newberry of Dell. There was no relationship Between Noah and Daniel Webster. So far As is known. Anaconda Copper. Beth steel. Chrysler. Gen electric. 41 5-8 Gen motors. 66 Montgomery Ward. 24 1-8 n y Central. 23 3-8 int Harvester. 78 3-4 North am aviation. To 5-8 Republic steel. 22 1-4 Socony vacuum. 16 1-8 Studebaker. 22 1-2 Standard of n j60 3-8 Texas corp. 53 u s steel. 63 1-2 Tho final two Way squeeze is ire ginning on nazi Germany. Both the Eastern and Western Walls of hitlers Homeland Are being shoved Back toward each Oiler slowly at first because both Walls Are moated but in the Days and weeks immediately ahead the momentum will increase under the mounting pressure cracks then Gaivs will appear in both Walls then like a great City whose masonry is being crumbled by bombing troth Walls will Sag eave in. And crash Wutti a great Root the Western front will meet the Eastern front and beneath the feet of Allied nutters will by the derbys of a prostrate nation the third retell that just 12 years ago yesterday threw if its Cam on flags and broke out the colors of the Swastika shared True colors it w As Oil Mardi lit ii 1933 that Germany under Hitler wiped out the last Symbol of the German la Public by abolishing its Flag and and ran up in its place the hooked Eros. Of nazism it was Uke a pirate ship running t ii Skull and crossbones to Hie top of tie Mast and embarking on a Campaign of Freebo Otery among the world of nations now the Mast line been hot away the boarding parties Are Over the rail and the pirate ship which scuttled a ome 19 nations is now herself being scuttled. The German nation May not founder exactly according to tin picture that seems to tie shaping up now. There Are several indefinable elements which might change the outline slightly if tile German people ural tin army should collapse altogether then the War would last Only Long enough for Allied troops to occupy their appointed areas and for the i Allied High command to announce a cessation of organized resistance. Tills is no Means impossible if some German military Leader humid sue for peace the end of the War would tie Only so far away As it takes for the allies to Lay Down the conditions of unconditional surrender but till consideration immediately brings up the question who ran so Peak tor Germany Hitler the Only recognized Lead or of Germany now already has made it. Plain that tie chooses Complete destruction of ills nation to surrender who. Then could deliver Germany von run dated t. Might be Able to surrender on the Western front but who would Tot Low his orders Iii the East or in Italy at the moment there appears to be no German Leader military or otherwise who could guarantee to the allies that lits order for the German army to Lay Down its arms. Would be followed on All fronts. Thus it appears that unless tin German people themselves the average civilians and the soldiers in the rank decide spontaneously in one mass movement and without orders that they will fight no More unless they do that then it appears that the War will run its final course Hitler wont surrender Hitler still is the cohesive Force in Germany. If he disappeared prom the scene another Leader might Art e capable of delivering Germany As a whole. Or hts dts appearance might provoke that spontaneous disintegration of the will to Light among Hie people but while he remains there is no Chance at All of a formal surrender. But it Germany a surrender is no nearer Germany a defeat is. Tire russians now appear to be on the move in Earnest West of the Oder River. Buestrin the main bulwark defending Berlin Oil the East has fallen and the russians have Clear Supply lines and secure flunks Iii the West the allies have solidified their Bridgehead at Remagen and Are pushing eastward toward a super Highway there Are signs that before Long they will burst across the Rhine farther North and begin tile envelopment of the Ruhr and Rhineland. The Elbe River is the next Frontier line for the Western allies. And the Elbe also is the next Frontier for the russians. If the germans elect to tight to the end they can probably hold Berlin indefinitely. But its 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 the Elbe they will be standing on the ashes of Germany. Any resistance beyond that will be mopping up or Guer-73 7-8rilla fighting. 99 7-8 f r a n of Urt Cologne military Road under attack by americans Lakis mar. Iii i in american troops arc fighting toward their first major objective cast of the Rhine the Frankfurt to Cologne superhighway. Already american guns have brought the Broad six Lane military Road under fire. And general Hodges forces officially Are reported Little More than three Miles from the Highway which links the Herman Ruhr with the Southern Rhineland. And the reliable radio London says that first army troops have driven six Miles East of the Rhine and now tire within less than two Miles of the Highway. The report adds that the Bridgehead area now has been extended to six Miles deep and la Miles wide. However German resistance is Battle for iwo nearing finish last enemy pocket is under pressure Zamboanga captured Washington mar. 13. Up american marines my. Army planes out in the streets of two smaller Are bringing the Buttle for two Man towns. Honnef and Hoenning Island to u finish i Gen to Miles apart. Hodge infantile i Euti ten Leeks of Hie filth Hymen took an important height division Are inching in on the last j overlooking Hoenninger and a stiffening by the hour. The nazis Conn Ter a tacked twice today and managed to Dent american lines temporarily. The germans Are leading their attacks with powerful tanks. And some report say tile nazis have As Many As 50 tanks and self propelled guns around the Bridgehead in addition Hie germans have brought up big railway guns and Are shelling the Remagen area Day and night. Fighting in streets at the Northern and Southern ends of the Bridgehead. American and German troops Are fighting it sizeable enemy pocket it the North pm tip it the bloody Island. One by one they Are rooting out the estimated huh Jap troops holed up Iii caves Iii it i pillboxes. And overhead army fighters operating from captured airfields on two my warship.1 offshore set their sights for nests of enemy resistance. The japanese pocket is less than one half a Square mile in size. Packed into that borate and shelled target Range the remaining Jap Are fighting bitterly demanding a High Price tor each foot they relinquish. For they know that Only death or rapture lie ahead. Some 19.000 japanese already have died in the Battle for iwo the remaining 1000 seem pledged to meet t he same Fate one by one. Few japs Are giving themselves up. As the Battle for two draws to a close our Campaign on newly invaded Mindanao Island far to the Broad sweep of the cast Bank last night. And today they pushed into the town itself. The Ais Are attacking without the help of american planes today Bice bad weather has kept All but the patrols Over the Ludendorff Bridge on the ground. But it also has kept away Gernian suicide raiders who for five Days have been trying to break the american screen Over Remagen. Span heavily protected United press correspondent John Mcdermott says that 135 German planes have attacked the Bridge in the last five Days. When the raiders come Over tie says a the whole world seems to Cave in. Anti aircraft guns machine guns artillery everything we have cuts and the cover is effective. In five Days 66 German planes have been shot out of the air and 14 Molt disappeared into the Clouds trailing smoke and flame Mcdermott says a Smith gathers up i tic 41st Olvil he German stacking the Bridge skin Lins pushed on i no captured he Lar Fly the Mich one it the Zamboanga and was last reported i urea ten fanning out in the Hills of South 164 1-8 70 7-8 32 3-4 Western Mindanao against feeble enemy resistance on Luzon the first cavalry division is within artillery Range of the City of Antipolo. On the Asiatic land front chinese troops fighting in southwestern China have scored a new Victory for the allies this afternoon. Veteran chinese fighters aided by some american equipment have recaptured Hie town of Sui Chwan in Western Kwangsik province. The towns Airfield was captured a Short time ago. But the japanese put up a stiff Light for the Road and rail Center. The realization that the Battle for iwo is drawing to u close the news of the invasion of Mindanao and new chinese successes have Given the japanese Homeland a new ease of invasion jitters the Tokyo radio reveals that the Jap army has been engaged in firing practice on Imago Point at the Entrance of Hie Bay leading to Nagoya Honshu islands largest Industrial City. The japs Are setting their sights for what Lime some Day be Sion beachhead swarming with american troops. N. O. Cotton pie. Richardson Dies in Battle of Philippines pie Howell Dean Richardson 34-year-old son of or and mrs. G. W. Richardson 214 South first was killed in action Fob. 21 on Leyte the War department has informed his parents. Overseas three years this month he entered Hie army four years ago after having Farmed Here a number of years. Born in Humboldt tenn., he moved to Blytheville when four years old. He attended school Here before becoming a Farmer. Unmarried he also is survived by a brother Joe Richardson of Blytheville. Fly through one of the concentrations of antiaircraft fire in history. To the South general Patton a third army still is on the move mopping up German pockets. Patton a men have scored gains up to rive Miles and taken another four Miles along the Northern Bank of Hie Moselle River. Above the first army american and British troops Are bringing up their forces to the Rhine. Nervous German reports say a new crossing will be tried in the near to Ture. And. Confirming the nazi fears the British War Secretary sir James Grigg has told the House of commons that a the Allied forces Are prepared for the task of crossing the Rhine in american heavy bombers apparently have been grounded today by bad weather but a big formation of Raf heavies hit the Industrial and rail towns of Barmen in the Ruhr. Livestock mar. May oct. Dec. St Louis mar. 13 . A hogs 8,800. Scalable 8.000 top 14.70 150 2210 2212 2210 2210 2206 lbs. Mid up 14.70 120-140 lbs. 13.25 2213 2213 2210 2212 2210 14.50 sows 13.95. 2129 2132 2121 2123 2126 2117 2128 2119 2127 2117 Chicago Rve open High Low close . May. 11476 115% 114v, 115 114% july 113v, 113% 112% 113% 112% cattle 4,500, All scalable calves 1,200. All scalable mixed yearlings amp heifers 12.50-15 cows 9.50-11 canners amp cutters 7-9 Slaughter steers 11-17 Slaughter heifers 10-16 Stocker and feeder steers 9.50-14. Russians seek to join forces attempting to link Bridgehead on Oder for push on Berlin London. Mar. 13 up a the German radio says russian pressure on the nazi lines before the Oder is increasing steadily. The nazis say soviet troops across the Oder in six Small Bridgehead Are battling to link up the Bridgehead for the impending drive toward Berlin 30 Odd Miles to the West. The germans say especially fierce fighting is progressing in an area eight to to Miles South of captured Buestrin. Moscow As usual before a breakthrough thrust is quiet about the fighting on the Oder front. But tile russian army paper red Star says triumphantly a a powerful russian War machine stands at the Gates of the German capital ready to unfurl the Banner of Victory Over new York Cotton mar. May july oct. Dec. 2220 2220 2215 2216 2191 2191 2133 2133 2124 2125 2212 2214 2215 2211 2214 2210 2185 2188 2186 2155 2129 2130 2116 2119 2121 Chicago what open High Low close . May. 171% 172 171% 171% 171 july. 160 161% 160 161% 159%

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