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(I M (ft (* '-%**' n.v. ' •y'« ^j-fT^y^-'v^^Sp, «,^;^ •> * .^t^j*. ... ..-; 1 , • *','*** ,^v, 4 '»_^A-L-.teh:^lLi^ii^ii!Ll.. *.--~ l--^JiJ^ ' i ''•'*. •^Pr*^^' •;* , • • , ' ., -t , " • e i »1 The Byline of " Dependabi/ify The Weather " ' Arkansas: Continued Warrri this afternoon and tonight. VOLUME 44—NUMBER 203 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927 Consolidated January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 1943 (AP)—Means Associated Press (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass n PRICE 5e Commandos Raid Islan f> Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN A Report on Aviation All We Know About Argentina The Office of War Information this week issued a 30-page report which gives us the first clear picture of American aviation in World War No. 2. ' "During 1043," says OWI, I'm Father's Chances oi Not Being Drafted Are Slim —Washington Washington, June 10 — (/I 1 ) —A drafl - age father's chances of being inducted into lhe armed forces before ncxl year appeared loday lo be about 17 oul 100. And the chances ncxl year may be even lower unless heavy cas- uallies r c q u i r c unexpectedly large replacements. Farmer fa I hers generally will be deferred for occupational ren- sons, but the outlook for others sums up like this on the basis of latest War Manpower Commission - selective service figures: Drafting of those with children born before lasl Scpl. 15 is not expeclcd to begin before Aug.'l. and even if il starts then il is unlikely lo become general and heavy for another month at least. There are nearly 6,000,000 draft age (non - farm) fathers — only aboul 4,000,000 of them al inost could be expected lo be physically acceptable — and the armed services will lake in bill aboul 1,500,000 men in all between Aug. 1 and Victory. Jan. 1, 1044. Toward making up this l, r iOO,000 " the' services' gefaroUnd' 70,000' of the 100,000 becoming 18 years old each month, and should net 350,000 from this source from August on, not counting Ihe youths past 18 who were deferred to the end of the school year. At least 150,000 more inductees will come from the ranks of single or childless married men, especially as occupational deformenst expire for men in thai clas-i and Die drafting of fathers increases pressure to get men without children out of the shops and inlo u n i- form. Wilh -500,000 or more inductees available from other classes, only 1,000,000 fathers at most will .be needed in lhe ranks, although perhaps twice as many may be called for physical examinations. The outlook for 1!><I4 naturally is less certain, but if 150,000 men monthly would provide enough replacements for casualties on and off the battle field — a fair allowance in the eyes of some military men — the draft picture would fill oul like this: To meet the IU • month requirement of 1,800,000 men, there should be about 850.000 youths newly turned 18 plus a sizeable group of childless men with occupational deferments expiring from week lo Ihc lotal production of the American aviation industry — cargo and combat planes to- gclher—will reach Ihc lolal of 20 billion 100 million dollars, a fourth of our war budget for the year and almost a seventh of the cstimalcd national income. This is in contrast with the automobile industry, which at its peak in 1941 reached only to 3 billion 700 million dollars. About 2'X; m i 1 1 i o n trained workers arc now turning oul combat and cargo planes, airJ almost all airplane plants are capable of total conversion to the production of civil iiircrafl. As for the actual operating picture, OWI reports private flying has vanished entirely, and civil airline flights have been cut in half. The number of airliners in service in 1041 was 434, of which 358 were on d o m c s I i c lines and Iho remainder on overseas routes. Today Ihc lolal is only 25G, of which 160 arc in domestic service. Aviation has for the moment, of course, been swallowed up almost completely by Ihc armed forces. OWI has given a graphic and encouraging report lo Ihc American people. We used lo think of the peace-time automobile industry as our No. 1 giant. But war-lime aviation is five and a half limes as large. Any nation able lo make such a conversion, and such an astounding expansion, in the relatively brief lime since Pearl Harbor, can nol be denied—cither in this war, or in Ihc reconstruction days to follow Thirty Entered in Women's Tourney Fort Smith. June 10 —(/P)—Early arrivals tor the Arkansas Women's Golf Association invitational tour- narncnl al Hardscrabblc Country Club this week end indulged today In prc-compclition practice rounds. , Already on hand were Jane Whitmore, Little "Rock, • the defending champion, and Alice Daniels of Tulsa, Mrs. Karl Porter Willard Fort Smith, association president, said about 30 entrants were expected. Wualifying play will be tomorrow. The first two rounds will be played Saturday, the and finals Sunday. semifinals Piecemeal Pact Splits UMW's Solid Front —Washington Washington. June 10 —(/P)— Sec- Divorced Wife of Col. Barton Held Dallas, June 10 — (IP)— Mrs. Nora Barton, 64, in a hospital here with bullet wounds In her head is charged with the slaying of her girlhood friend, Mrs. W. M. Upshaw, 60, of Teague, Texas. Detective Jack Archer and assi tant District Attorney Newton Kennedy signed a complaint yesterday before Justice of the Peace W. L. Sterett, accusing Mrs. Barton of the fatal shooting which occurred rotary Ickcs said today that miners near the sixth-floor elevator in who 'participated in the June 1-7 hotel here, walkout from government - opcr- Mrs. Barton, divorced w'ife of ated pi\s would be finedIn accor- Col. T. H. Barton, president of the dance with their ••contracts, which Lion Oil Company of El Dorado usually provide penalties of $1 per Ark., was quoted by detectives as day if a miner fails lo work with- having said "I'm m H beaWi. Curtin Says Allies to Go on Offensive Canberra, Australia, June 10 — (/P)_pnmc Minislcr John Curlin indicated today that the time is approaching when lhe. Allies' strategy of defensive warfare in the Southwest Pacific may give way to a policy of limited and perhaps full-scale attack upon the Japanese. "The holding war imposed on us under circumstances of great difficulty has been an obligation under global strategy which has been discharged," Curtin declared. "1 feel the pressure on this country is to be thrown back on the enemy." Thp prime minister's declaration was "part of a formal statement issued on the basis 1 of his meetings at Sydney June 7 with General ^licUves said the weapon wa federal boss of a .38-caliber revolver. The women came lo Dallas fron a ouf good Ickcs acled Ihc mines .. Most of John L. Lewis' 530,880- Teague Tuesday Friends odd United Mine workers were Teague said Mrs. Barlon ha out from June 1 through ' June 5 come there from Liltlo Rock, Ark milking them liable for fines of $5 a bout a month ago for a visit wit each lor the five days absence Mrs. Upshaw. Mrs. Barton plannc from the mines. Under the- second | t o make her home here. act 'the picnalty money goes lo selected charities. Ickcs, adding that fines, would again be licvied if another walkout takes place before or after, the 1 U.S. Airforce Doubles Size in England -Europe Milk Looms As Ration Possibility Sacramento, Calif., June 10 (/P) Milk may be the next commodity to be rationed, a federal authority disclosed today. The War Food Administration (WFA), the Office of Price Administration and the dairy industry are studying ways of limiting civ ilian consumption of milk, expect ing adeclined i n supplies later this year, said T. G. Stilts, chief of Lampedusa, Italy, Hit; H Hint of Invasi -Africa? London, June 10 —(/P)— The cur- •cnt summer will find the Eighth Jniled Stales Air Force in Eng- and carrying its full share of the bomber offensive against Germany with multiple daylight raids. Major-Gen. Ira C. Eakor, its commander, disclosed today. Eakor told a press conference that the American heavy bomber force had doubled in size since dairy and" poultry in the WFA. Allied Headquarters in North Stills, in a speech prepared for rica, June 10—(/P)— Allied^', delivery before the California Forces, steadily whittling away Dairy Council, said food officials Axis resistance on the Mediterrahjjj had concluded that the government ean outposts, have executed must curtail consumption of fluid a ir assaults on bomb -, milk or cut down oh the manufac- Pantelleria and Sicily in ture of such products as butler,, hj on w ith a scouting raid bv cheese, evaporated and dried milk. s\h Commandos against Larrt^ The latter alternative was said to Musa, tiny Italian prison isle^-, b e out of the question because miles south t>f the invasion^step manufactured products now meet ping stone of Pantelleria, — J March and would approximate the omy ess ential military and civilian tired with light casualties ""afiel present truce ends at midnight, June 20, declared thai before lasl I week's walkout "we lold lhe min- | ers we wore going to fine them if they went oul again.' The fines he said, will be taken made Treasury Gives Revenue Plan to Byrnes since he re their latest wage pay already had been sued to the minors ported men Is day lo have prcsenled lo War Mo bilizalion Director James F. menus an-caciy nmi ucu,,.'"«""• Byrncs a comprehensive program when the walkout started June 1. " y _ . .. , ' nnn nnn in _ ddi . Although Hit; UMW contends no to raise the $16.000,000 in addi- j tion.il dent RAF's bomber strength by the | nee d s . end of the summer. He said the American Flying Fortresses and Liberators would continue their precision raiding in daylight with relatively small individual forces rather than adopting the British mass raiding technique by night or day. Baker's disclosure followed a statement from a reliable source here thai a unil of Flying Fortresses had been assigned to undertake night bombing experiments from Britain with the RAF. Meanwhile, Eaker said, American fighter and medium bomber forces in England also are growing rapidly and will be ready to play a full part in supporting Allied troops in an invasion of 3 Chinese Left for Dead by Japs Survive By THOBURN H. WIANT An American base in India (/P)— Three bedraggled, footsore, half - starved Chinese have Europe. American bombers losses for reachod this base eight months after the Japanese bayoneted them and 50 other wounded members of the Chinese fiflh army in their hospital beds at Sh'mgbvwi- yang, Burma. They reported that sever mander-in-chief in theater of war. The two conferred twice during the day — - which Curlin described as a "good day" from the viewpoint of Australia. An announcement of the mecling made today in parliament said Mac Out of the swarm of conflicting qnd Curlin surveyed Uie outloo re^rls about •Argenlina's revolu- for 'the southwestern Vac.&c cam lion the only really definite stale- paign in the W°t«™* 1 ** Arthur outlook cam- menl seems lo be this, which the new president, Pedro Ramirez, gave to the Associated Press yes- lerday al Buenos Aires; "Foreign relations will be regulated not only by words but also in practice by acts which will draw us ever nearer to our American brothers." This rather unplain language is enlarged upon by the following in- lerpolalion from the AP rewrite desk in New York: I "Dispatches from Montevideo I (in neighboring U r u g u a y) quoted observers there as forecasting an eventual break wilh . Iho Axis by Ramirez." And if Ramirez docs break with the Axis he will very definitely place Argentina in the fold of the Pan-American brotherhood. And that's aboul all we are concerned wilh. It's none of our business what kind of internal policy Argentina pursues. But while she continues diplomatic relations with the Axis and harbors the public enemies of her neighbor countries she will remain under suspicion. Oul of lhe revolution, therefore, we now have definite hope for South America's richest government, as a new member of the United Nations—a iegy^greej Churchill and President Roosevelt. Curlin said in his statement he diet not oelievc "the enemy can now invade Ihis country." In support of this belief, he cited the resources now available lo Ihe Allies in Ihe southwest Pacific and "the command of the sea established by lh e gallant United Stales Navy by its decisive victories nt Midway of Ihe contracts l^"~«ffi Ss fsSisrrrrSsflSF 5 ^ clared at a press conference to say Byrncs, who.has indicated his in- whethcr he would recommend an tention to take a leading part in increase in price ceilings which re- formulating future tax policies, met portedly would be called for lo put today with Randolph Paul, « p neral into effect-a tentative' agreoment counsel-of the treasury; Hold D. on a new contract by Lewis and Smith, director of the budget; and home Pennsylvania soft coal oper- Fred M. Vinson. newly appointed alors. I director of lhe Office of Economic Slabilization. May were under four percent, Eaker said. During the month more than 1,600 heavy bombers raided the continent, including those that went twice or more, and dropped 2,800 tons of bombs on 19 targets. Sixty-two of the big planes were lost, but they shot down 359 enemy craft and probably destroyed 93 more. completing their mission, a 'head-j quarters communique said. $*»' . (A British naval communique-Sis sued yesterday at Malta saicMigb^ surface forces had carriedJoutps oa^t reconnaissance of the islandj Sunday; night. London sources, 'a 1 hough unable to reconcile-, ,tt _ ,imc difference, were inclined_"jt aelieve the two announcements^ lerred to a single amphibious" 1 ,! oration.) 'Vs Twp field guns and a number^or machine - guns were said to hajj engaged the ; Commando patro Monday night. The landing 'Part; returned to British vessels. -pf£ shore, t all of which escaj; damage. Allied air forces blasted Patitel| leria yesterday for the 18th 'sue? cessive day, and a Ciaro announce-^ ment said American heavy bombj other Chinese were able to craw , ers range d across the into the jungle after the enemy had left them for dead, but only the' three survived. The followng day, they said — and their story is vouched for by American, British and Chinese officers who investigated — the Japanese returned and burned the hospital to the ground around ean to attack air fields at" two? points on Sicily, Gcrbini and;iCaJj| tania. Twelve enemy planes ,were ported shot down on the PanteUefiaJ raids and at least three byj^fthja American fliers from middle! easj bases. One Allied plane was upi over Pantelleria. base By The Associated Press The announced purpose of the Washington, June 10 -(iP>- One conference was to discuss an im- group oj: coal operators broke from pending statenrient to be issued the deadlocked Appalachian Joint by President Roosevelt when IB wage conference today and made signs the pay as you go tax b 11. separate peace with John L. but Byrnes also told reporter he * *V_ _. .. , -«»•: !_J. i^J ;»-. HicnilCinP' Island and in the Solomons lands." Is- Stimson Brands Immorality Rumor False Washington, June 10 —(/I 1 )— Secretary of War Stimson said today thai '"sinister minors aimed at destroying the reputation" of the WAACS Ihrouch IH!CS of immorality ":u-e absolutely and completly Lewis and his United Mine Workers. The agreement, between the Central Pennsylvania . Producers Association, employing 65,000 men, and the U.M.W., was reported to call for a wage boost of $1.30 a day for underground travel time. Lewis originally sought $2. This sudden development tossed more confusion into the already complicaled wage ncgolialions, which were dcsceribed by both lhe operators and Lewis as "farcical" Each side accused the other of was interested in discusing where we are to go from here,' In the matter of taxation. Adkins to Plea for Flood Area Aid Little Rock, June 10 (/P) Governor Adkins will make a personal plea in Washington June 24 for financial aid lo the flood- stricken countries of western Arkansas. He announced ia^t night he would go to the capital from the American fighter forces made the still - living patients, about 2,300 sorties, Eaker dis-1 The commander of this closed, losing nine planes while destroying or damaging 25 Axis , ;!|1 , p-afi. would be. hard to beat. Eaker said that while Fortress When the trio started toward crews are being trained in night India one couldn't walk, one could- flying to add flexibility to their tac- n't talk and the third couldn't see. tics their main job will continue to Lm Ping Wu, 23 - year -old be done by daylight. private, was abed with a com- The American air commander pound leg fracture when the Japa- said that the new P-47 Thunderbolt nese bayoneted him through the fighter was proving itself in com- mosquito netting over .. his bed bat over the continent and that it piercing his thighs three times. He was greatly boosting the confi- used improvised bamboo crutches dence of fighter pilots. to flee. When he arrived here his Medium bombers also are ar- right leg was two inches shorter rivine in large numbers from the than the other. United State!, Eaker said. Their Lin Sung Lin 19, a superior or- chief role ultimately will be to sup- derly, wes suffering from three port the invasion of Europe, he | bayonet wounds in the throat, added, and their crews now are Wei Hei Fen, 50, armored unit driver, was temporarily blind be- af- capital from the national gov- Columbus, false." week, leaving a gap of less than one million to be made up by fathers. In addition, women laken in by the services count as much lo- ward making up the tolal strength as do men and, with commanding officers calling for more WAACs, WAVES and SPARS as the women prove their capability, the number of women in u n I- forms is expected to grow steadily. hope qualified, however, by Ramirez's carrying out his implied promise to break with the Axis. Air Battles Are Raging in Russia Capital Man Faces Murder Charge Little Rock, June 10 —(/P)—Prosecutor Sam Robinson filed a charge of first degree murder in C'imiil Court today agninsl C. K. Brndsluiw, Little Hock cafe operator, for the black-jack slaying last week oi Kciiinan Kobcit B. Di-xkT, Miittapoisctl, Mass. Police reported Brtidshaw four seamen were cn&iKvA melee in Bi-idshnw's eslaWihlimcnl last, Saturday night. Dexter died in a Camp Robinson Hospital several hours later from it head injury. Bradshaw orginally was arrested on an assault c.'hiiiw. This was changed to second dcgreo murder with Drxtcr's death and to first degree murdur by Robinson today. Robinson said tin; restaurant opcr- I refer," Stimson said at a press conference, "to charges of immorality and particularly to the allegulion that the 'War Department has agreed to the issuance of contraceptives and prophlactic equipment to the members; of this corps." , . He added thai "anything which would interfere with their recruiting or destroy the reputation of the corps and, by so doing, interfere with increase in the combat strength of our Army, would be of value to lhe enemy. The repetition of any unfounded rumor concern- Moscow, June 10 —(/P)— Increas- j,, g this corps lessens confidence ingly vigorous air battles were j n it and is actually an aid lo the reported today from widely scpar- enemy." ated points of the front as the Ger- The strength of the Women K man Air Force and the Soviet plane Army Auxiliary Corps, Stimson fleet continued to fight it oul in a said, has reached 65,000, releasing prelude lo a 1943 land offensive, soldiers for front - line duty to the being stubborn. The piecemeal pact was firmed last night by both Lewis and Charles O'Neill, spokesman for Northern Operators who in thin . ----- „,,,„„ ,,,i, in i, nlp i case was acting only for the cen-| member eomm.Ue^^yhich^^met Iral Pennsylvania group. Lewis said he was ready to of ernor's conference in O., June 20 - 23. Adkins is chairman of a being trained for that purpose. I driver, was emporariy in - Tleir training will be thorough and fore being bayoneted and urged complete "before the land battle the others to leave him, but they at the statehouse today to prepare date on losses in the ews sa e was r - fer the same terms to the other river va ey of this state. The md- operators. employing 450,000 men. terlal will be forwarded to he The labor 1 chieftain said he be- state's congressional delegaUo. lieved they could accept unless for a direct appeal to President r Eaker said. Explaining the recent lull in | the major bombing atlack on Europe from England, Eaker said lhal in lhe air force, as in the Army and Navy, it is necessary to replace losses and to regroup forces after heavy battles, such as those fought in May. He added that the initiative now is in the hands of the Allied and that they are able to pick the refused. reached a place where they could obtain er aneera. , ,-/ The strength of the PanteUi assault, was hot disclosed^ **MM.iJVTi(' l 'r v^ ^7 "***• rhuntque yesterday, to Italian-outpost ""until it collapses (The Italians;? who yesterday^ j.g-| nored an Allied demand'<for«siu3i render of Pantelleria, declared, day from the Rome radio: ,„" each hour goes by we await- enemy at Pantelleria. We- s ready and waiting.") •" f From their middle eastt bases, RAF long - range figttf ^ again swept across to the Aegeaj sea, where they sank two sailing vessels, left another sinking, — a fourth on its side, badly c aged. Three smaller vessels we v || attacked. f Vi A final interpretation of recpip naissance photographs taken. Q' the La Spezia naval base s decks of one of Ilaly's Littor^ class battleships apparently wer| damaged by the Flying Fortre| attack there Salurday. medical treatment. The Japanese came, but the trio hid in the bush. They finally dragged .themselves •e they made for the hospital. Speaking hrough an interpreter, they said, in effect: 'We hej , e because Ameri . doctors are very good and we is plitical and financial in- B- seveH n—er (Continued on Page Three) I and highway. German Morale Reported to Be Sagging, Gestapo Seeks to Tighten Grip bad.'.' *•"- " ,, . -t, -4- can. uuuiuis QIC vcij &wi_.^* «*.«. ..limes when Ihey can launch at- ta very tacks "under conditions most de- < sirable to us and most embarrassing to the enemy." A recent contingent of American airmen who have arrived in Great Britain fully Irained to service and fly the rapidly increasing fleet of United States Army Air Force planes here is believed to have been one of .. the largest ever shipped abroad. The airmen — combat crews — came to replace .. men who have Dispatches from Bataisk, 10 liles roiMh of Rostov, disclosed thai air fighting had flared up oxkMil of four combat divisions "As a yardstick," lie added, "our combat ground fon-o ; " "•" "' "'- in HIP Tunis- llltll ttll JiK'"-'"rt ..«'« - ---- -- --"- %-••. ,.•'"" «•--- ..... f,,,,. again in the Don r;vcr valley. 'Ihc inn campaign consisted ol jubi 10111 vicinity of thi-cit y and the mud divisions. flats of the Don have become a "The authorized Klmigm oi in is the ob- ot cemetery for downed Junkers and corps is 150,000 and sinre Heinkcl pianos, il was reported, jcctiv'c behind the enlist with anti-aircraft batteries scoring the corps is to relieve ablc-bodioii hpavilv in the struggle. soldiers for combat duly, you can heavily in the struggle. The news of the Don basin aer- W nll so o that we arc siical'.uif! now ial war came on the heels of Gcr- of a sizeable increase in our figlil- inan raids on lhe Volkhvo front 60 | ing forces. " miles southeast of Leningrad, where 24 German nlancs were reported shot down. From 150 to 160 Grimm plans were declared destroyed in Russan bombing raids By EDWIN SHANKE Stockholm, June 10 —(/P)— Hemrich Himmler's police arc lightening their grip on Germany because of sagging morale, reliable reports corning out of Germany indicated today, and for this reason keen observers here believe a crack-up in Germany is unlikely until absolute military collapse also is al hand. Supplementing Hie- stories that leak out of Germany is the plain fact thai Nazi leaders and parly orators are slumping Ihe country, selling up a strange screen of ap- atur would be brought June 22. to trial Alarming Situation Knoxvilie, Tenn. —(/Pi— Tr> e clock shortage hereabouts was climaxed when Harold Miller reported to police his home was broken into, with only his alarm clock stolen. No Acts Filed for Election Ballot SIIUYUU I" A\«i?Dan wu*. .w.t, ....-«on Grcmaii airdrome* Tuesday Little Rock, June 10 light The Russians said Ihey lost All arts of the 19 .. i,.i.,i n t -M nhmPK in the en- caped referral ac I/P) — 1943 legislation es- action which would peals for faith in victory and nuch wider scale. 'Where il used lo crack down on lens or hundreds, now it is striking at thousands," they said. These same sources said, too. that "the Gestapo has its worries." For the first lime signs of organized opposition lo the Nazis, in Austria for example, are appearing: for lhe first time. also the arming of such opposition is no problem. Three- kilograms of coffee (about 6 1-2 pounds) is worth .. completed their required quota of raids on Europe and to man bombers whose numbers momentarily exceed available manpower. Little Rock Officer Is War Prisoner Washington. June 10 —(/P)— First Lieut. Robert W. Kennedy, son of Slcele T. Kennedy, 2720 State Street, Litlle Rock, Ark., is miss- nn in action in lhe European irca, the War Department an- louneed today in a casualty list machine - gun in a country pinched for food, such as is Ger- a "total of 26 planes in the en gagcrnents. co^^:aid H htvy C Ge^an|Ui )e for filing referendum made a "concentrated" I Uons expired last, midnight- ._, ____________ have held them in abeyance until 1944 general election. Dead- — " ' ...... peli- miles northeast of Mos- Continuefi on Page Three N.« effective in 1925. threats that "weak" Germans will be purged. Behind this screen the Gestapo head was al work wilh ruthless efficiency, pointing up the oratory of Paul Joseph Gocbbcls and labor front leader Robert' Ley; Josef Wagner, the Gauleiter for Alsace, and Erch Koch, the Nazi commissioner for the Ukraine. Sources here said "Hmmler's Gestapo is not, applying any new methods in combatting' discontent, unrest and activities endangering the Nvar effort but is acting on a man. "It is even easier in occupied lands," the sources added. "Moreover, lhe Nazis' enemies arc- shooting down Gestapo agent;-, with increasing frcqcunc. Garbed as SS men, they are even known to have invaded Gestapo offices." In Austria, where the morale- it, said lo be especially low, more than 140 Austrians were reported executed by the SS since Novem ber for underground anti-Nazi act ivity, all those were announced in the press — but actually they I (Continued on Page Three) .f U30 United States soldiers miss- ng in action. AUXILIARY ELECTS Little Rock, June 10 —(/Pi—Mrs Howard Morphc-w. Stuttgart, was elected president of the Auxiliar} of the Arkansas Pharmaceutica Association today, succeeding Mrs Joseph Harris, foreman. Other officers named at the ar nual convention were Mrs. Frank G. Ward, Hope, secretary - treasurer; and Mrs. Jack Hofmeister, LiUle Rock, parliamentarian. The PA was to elect its officers late today. Jap Munda, New Georgia Bases Bombed Washington. June 10 — (/P) —The Navy reported today a new a i r attack against the enemy air base at Munda on the New Georgia is- and in the central Solomons of the South Pacific and said also that known enemy losses on Attu island n the Aleutians now stand at 1,845 men killed and 20 taken prisoner. Navy communique No. 403; "South Pacific (all dates east ongitudef. "1. On June 9th, during the af- lernoon, Flying Fortress (Boeing B-17) heavy bombers excortcd by Wavhawk (Curtiss P-40 ) and Lighl- ning (Lockheed P-38) fighters, bombed Japanese positions at Munda, on New Georgia island iu the central Solomons, no United States losses were sustained. "North Pacific: "2. On June 9th. During Ihe day, nineteen more of the enemy were killed on Attu. In addition five prisoners were taken." Prior to today the Navy had announced the killing of 1,826 Japanese on Attu and the capture of 15. Identification marks on the dec had disappeared. A Dispatch from the Fortres base Saturday night said the 3j5i 000-ton battleships Littorio, Vittq,r-iJ Veneto and Roma had been da'c aged by hits and near misses _ armor - piercing bombs. (Nes misses do their work below waterline.) Fifty Liberators made «up American formations from ^ Middle East Command whii struck by daylight at the Sicilian airdrmoes, ( it was ' nounced n Cairo. ' Col. John R. '(Killer) Kane Shreveport, La., the leader, s: dispersal areas at both Gerb: and Catanai were churned by bursts of more than 250,000 pounj of demolition, fragmentation incendiary bombs. H a n g a 'r s and adminlstrajljj. buildings received direct hits, '- ward of two dozen enemy ayrq. were blasted to wreaekagc pft*tff ground and oil installations' <a.r a storage tanks were destroyed, \tj crewmen said. ''2, Flying in two waves, the LJbe ators encountered aboul 25 fighters, both Mess,ert,chmitt and Macchi 202s. Two " schmitts and one Macchi were down and others probably were i stroyed. Figs are 43 per cent sugar, raisins i 61 per cent, and dates 66 per c.ent. Only a few stragglers remain on that Aleutian island. The attack on Munda was one of a series aimed at keeping that field nearest to American positions in the Russell Island and on Guadalcanal out of effective operation. ' Mrs. Howard Is Acquitted of Slayi Tulsa, Okla., June 8 —ifl'n- ' Ella B. Howard wepl in tho of her son tonight as a D Court jury acquitted her in slaying of the wife of a we Tulsa oil man who gave her monds and $20,000. The 44-year-old Fort vorcee breathed quickly as the filed back into the courtioom' deliberating for an hour air minutes the charge of manslaxj against her in the hotel room ing of Mrs. T. Karl Sir widely known horsewoman At the words which meanjb freedom, she dropped her hea«Jl leaned into the arms of her, > Louis Howard, Jr., as she wf]

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