Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on June 14, 1943 · Page 1
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r#'" ; '< The Byline of Dependability O O Star The Weather Arkansas: Little temperature change tonight; widely scattered thundershowcrs today. 5 *w-j J H *A ^ i?-' .'.£ •J i > ^ C 1 lf« tft?*4 VOLUME 44—NUMBER 206 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JUNE 14, 1943 (AP)—Means Associated Press (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c COPY^ Sicily Airdromes Pounded O Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN : Flag Day—Short of Help Around the Town It is Flag Day as I write this, Monday noon, June 14—but there's only a sprinkling of flags downtown, compared with the 100 per cent observance we ought to give this day while America is at war. Says c f O M •o Negro Must Die for Assault Supreme Court Litllc Rock, June 14 (IP) Thc Supremo Court decreed loduy that Henry Thompson, 44-year-old Rison negro, rruisl die in Arkansas' eleclric chair for tho murder of a white woman, Mrs. Susie Votilo, wife of a Cleveland country farm laborer. The decision affirmed Cleveland circuit court. The slate alleged that Thompson, who lived about two and one half miles from lhe Vclilos, slruck Mrs. Vclilo on thc head with a blunt instrument last Dec. 23 after robbing and criminally assaulting her and lossccl her body inlo an abandoned well. Tho negro's lawyers objoclcd lo inlroduclion of a purported confession by Thompson on grounds it embodied two other crimes not formally charged against him robbery and rape — but the High Tribunal said "we think it was not objectionable for this or any other reason shown by the report. A $1,500 personal injury damage judgment awarjjgd .W.. ...W. ^ard law, Calliouri" county log fiauler, aganist lhe Fordyco Lumber Co. in Cleveland circuit courl was sot aside wilh lhe ruling that Wardlaw was an independent contractor. Wardlaw sued for injuries he alleged he suffered Jan. 22, 1940, when a log truck on which he was riding crashed through a bridge on a Cleveland county road. Reversing Pulaski circuit court, the High Tribunal held that Mrs. E. L. Baker, Conway, was cntillcd to workmen's compensation benefits for thc death of her husband, driver of n gasoline delivery Iruck. A Miller chancery court decree denying M. R. McClurc a divorce |'I 1 from his wife, Stella,' under Arkansas' three-year separatio n law was affirmed with the holding that there should" be no marital intercourse after the separation. Attorneys for McClurc said tho word "co-habilaUon" used in thc three year separation act literally meant "living together in the same abode" and proof of in- termillonl marital acls during the throe years did not establish "co- habilalion." "We are 'of thc opinion that, when thc legislature used this language, the popular, rather than thc literal, or derivative, meaning was intended," the Tribunal said. Holding that R. M. Hcdrick of |4.i Hobbs, N. Mox., had been defrauded in a deal for sale of his Franklin County (Ark.) farm, lhe Su- premo Courl awarded him judgment for $1,000 against Carl V. Stewart, Hunlsvillc, A''k., attorney I, who tho court suid was a parly lo ^ Iho conspiracy. The judgment affirmed Madison circuit courl, Hedrick traded his farm to Sam Thomas of Texas for a $2,000 note secured by a mortgage to 1,280 acres of Madison |> county lands which turned out to be worthless. Among the graduates of the University of Arkansas law school licensed today to practice in Arkansas courls were Earl Hall, Tex- I. arkana. and Robert Law, Bcnton- 1 ville. • The state board of law examiners announced it would hold semiannual bar examinations in thc Senate chamber of the stalchouse June 28 and 29. But between giving editorial ad- -®vicc and actually following same you sometimes encounter obstacles. For instance, to hang a flag properly you need a pole. Now last year an American Legion committee headed by Bill Smith made a downtown canvass and ordered and delivered enough flags to make a real showing. The flags came complete, with pole and cord—and even hud a metal 'cup in which to insert the pole. And that's where we had trouble. The metal cup was supposed to be placed in the concrete sidewalk at thc curb. Very few got around to having this cup properly placed, last year — and now it's very hard to find help when digging up concrete and pouring new. So along about noon today some lllh-hour aclionists like your correspondent slarlcd looking for a flagpole hole that wasn't there and ended up by lashing the flagstaff to one of the city's White Way lampposts. If this suggests anything at all it suggests that each one of us ought to prepare a proper flag mount right now. For this is Flag Dag — and the Fourth of July is just around the corner. -K * * Some itinerant minstrel show band was giving forth on a downtown corner this morning. Cliff Stuart, lounging in the doorway of the Okay barbcrship, listened, and said: "Back yonder when I was a. lad in Screpta, Nevada county, they used to say that if a country boy could ; have his chbiec of anything in the whole world he's rather be a slide-trombone player in a minstrel show band." Mrs. Dempsey's Suit Dismissed by Court White Plains, N. Y., June 14 — (/P)—Hannah Williams Dcmpscy's counter claim for divorce from Jack Dcmpscy was dismissed by a Supreme Court referee today, leaving at issue only lhe former heavyweight champion's suit for divorce and his wfic's counter claim for separation. Whyc Yvellc Colbert, a witness called In support of the former musical comedy star's suit, failed to respond lo a subpoena, Mrs. Dempsey's attorney asked Referee J. Addison Young lo delete the first cause- of action i n her coun- ler claim — seeking a divorce. Immcdialcly Dempsey's attorney, Arthur F. Driscoll, moved for dismissal of lhe divorce counter claim and lhe motion was granlcd. The suit brought by Dempscy now a lieutenant commander in the Const Guard, charged his wife wilh misconduct, naming Benny Woodall, former fight trainer, and Lew Jenkins, onetime lightweight champion, as co-respondents. Adultery is lhe only ground for divorce in New York stale. After the clismsisal, Gerald Donovan, Mrs. Dempsey's attorney, rested lhe separation suit with lhe exception of one' bil of proof he said would be presented later. Rejected Men to Be Re-Examined for Army Duty -Washington Washington, June 14 of the more than 2,800,000 men rejected by the armed services for physical disqualifications may be reclaimed as a result of lowered standards, delaying tha induction of fathers, testimony before a House committee indicated today. Selective Service Director Lewis B. Hershey, in testimony lost month at hearings on the War Manpower Commission's appropriation bill which were made public by the committee today, said lowered Navy standards might postpone the drafting ,o£ fathers three or four months. Since ' then, the Navy has dropped its requirements. Al though offical indications have been that the drop was not sufficient to produce enough "re claimed" men to postpone the father-draft three or four months, 11 More Arkansans Held by Japanese Washington, June 14 — (/!>Eleven Arkansans were among the !>GO United Slates soldiers listed Slates soldiers listed by the War Department today as prisoners of the enemy. Nine Arkansans are held by the Japanese at a n undisclosed camp and two by the Germans at Stalag 58. Held by the Germans: Pvt. Lewis R. Cagele, son of Mrs. Edna Caglc, Rt. 1, Luxora. Pvt. James M. Osborne, son of Jess B. Osborne, Pocahonlas. flrs. Lilliam Louann. Japs Adopt New Way to Fight Planes Washington, June 14(/P)—A new technique of sending great flights of fighter pianos oul on hunting ox-- pcdilions in a desperate effort to halt relentless bombing of thoir bases apparently has been adopted by the Japanese i n thc soulh Pacific. Evidence of the new. .defensive luctics has been growing 1 in recent air battling throughout llic South Pacific area with more and more Prisoners of the Japanese: Pfc. John M. Burduc, son of Harlzog, Rt. 1, Pvt. Eddie V. Clcxton, borlhcr of Mrs. Helen Spraggins, East Sixth Street, Little Rock. Pvt. Ray Fletcher, brother of Mrs. Kate Gibson, Tucker. Pvt. Ralph J. Grigg, son of J. T. Grigg, Bcrryvillc. Pvt Orvil T. Johnson, son of Mrs. Villa Alma Johnson, Rt. 2, Bcnton. Pvt. Rommie G. McDonald, son of M. N. McDonald, Ashdown. Pvt. Lee M. Morris, brother of Mrs. Mildred While, Huntinglon. Pfc. Virgil A. Wallace, son of Milford L. Wallace, Harrison. Pvt. Roosevelt Wayson, son of Charles T. Watson, Mail. IT •e jr - ill Comedy of Errors Mas No Mistakes Camp Campbell, Ky. — W) — Headquarters Section, 1580th Service Unit, is a scene of inevitable tnixups. If they want thc carpenter they call Painter and if they want the painter they cull Carpenter. Private James F. Carpenter is thc company painter, ;ind Piivale First Class Frank W. Painter is the company carpenter. In addition to being a carpenter, Painter is also a plumber, and a painter, too. Carpenter luis also done carpenter work. Both men are natives of Ohio. Painter, the carpenter, hails from West Milton, and Carpenter, the painter, comes from Marietta. Perfectly simple, isn't it? German Spies Aid Japs at Pearl Harbor Washington, June 14 (IP) Tho Office of War Information COWI) reported today German espionage agents helped the Japanese prepare their attack on Pcail Harbor and at least one of them was scn- lonced to death, but thc sentence later was commuted. Thc report said Bernard Julius Otto Kuchn, a Nazi aRcnt, was tried before a milialry commission in Honolulu on charges of betraying thc United States flccl in Pearl Harbor to the Japanese five days before the Dec. 7, 1941 attack. Ho was convicted on Feb. 21, 1942, and sentenced lo be shot. On Oct. 26, 1942, thc scnlcnce was com- mulcd to 50 years at hard labor. The basis for thc commutation was nol given. Members of Kuchn's family have been interned for lhe duration, either in Hawaii or in Ihis country. They include Mrs. Kuchn; her son, Eberhard Martin Kuchn, and a daughter by her previous marriage, Susc Kaetc Ruth Kuchn. The OWI report, based on information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said Kuehn went to Honolulu in 1935 for thc ostensible purpose of studying Japanese and in three years banked more than $70,000. Picked up on Dec. 8, 1941, Kuehn and his wife at first denied they ever had any negolialions with the Japanese government, OWI said, adding: "But increasing evidence from the F.B.I, conlradiclcd their as- ertions and on Dec. 30, 1941, Kuehn signed a stalement admitting he had prepared the system of signals 'for the Japanese consul - general which the latter had dispatched to Tokyo in his message of Doc. 3." The signals, OWI explained, were for use in reporting the move- aerial engagements being rc- porlcd. It reached a high poinl with a flight of "40 lo 50" Japanese fighl- er planes reported engaged over lhe Russell Islands in Uie Solomons Saturday, and the Navy reported yesterday at least half of the f!ighl — possibly 33 — were shot down. Obviously the planes were under inslructions to seek out American units and attempt lo drive back. Presumably their them objec tives were the bombing planes thai have roared out of Guadalcanal and other bases with almost clock like regularity to hit Japanese positions in Iho Solomons for fighters •vould be able to inflict liltlc damage on surface vessels. Navy, Marino and Army fighter planes engaged Hie big flights of oiipmy ships. Kix U. S. pianos went in lo lhe soa but all except two pilots were rescued. Before tho dogfight ended 2!) of the Japanese there have been hinls it might bo held off beyond the dale last mentioned officially, August 1. And while Hershey and Wai Manpower Commissioner Paul V McNutt lold th c committee tha the armed forces by the end o June will have 9,200,000 men to ward their lop planned strength of 10,900,000 by the end of Ihis year, and thai Army inductions may be cul aboul GO per cent after next December. With thc armed services needing only 300,000 men a month at most for the rest of this year, they said, there arc still enough childless men. and physical rcclaimablcs to meet quotas until August 1 at least, and,.lhe fathqrs needed *.-,io make up the b a 1 a n ae can" be drawn from a pool of about 8,000,000 family heads. This bore oul more recent draft estimates that less than 1,000,000 fathers at most will be inducted this year, or less than 17 out of each 100 from thc pool of nearly 6,000,000 non - farming falhers. Farm falhers are deferred on occupational grounds. • Married men not in uniform at the turn of the new year, McNutt indicated, stand a fine chance of never getting into one, since inductions for lhe first six months of 1944 are expected lo lolal 700,000 or an average of 117,000 monthly, "to represent necessary replacements for attrition and such increase in the net slrcngth as may bo approved." planes definitely had boon down, the 1 Navy reported, eight more probably were stroyed. Bombers wore active, shot and do- too, acainsl Iho Japanese. Two Liberators on a mission west of Buka, north of Bougainville silanrl, encountered and engaged a pair of the enemy's vaunted Mitsubishi bombers. One enemy bomber was sent into lhe ocean 20 miles west of Buka. It was the sixth Mitsubishi s'int down in thc Solomons in less than a week. Friday tho Navy h:ul reported four were shot clown by U. S. fighter planes over thc north end of Malaila island'. Revised date yesterday increased tho toll in the engagement to five enemy bombers. The atlack on thc Japanese land bases also continued throughout the Pacific wilh raids in lhe Solomons and lhe Aleutians. ments of the American fleet at Pearl Harbor. "One such signal was a light in a dormer window of a house in Kulama," the OWI report suid. "Special agcnls of the F.B.I, had no difficulty in locating the house with the dormer window. It was owned and occupied by Kuchn and his wife, Firedcl "They had previously been suspected of engaging in espionage activities in behalf of Germany and Japan and had been under in- vcstigation by the Office of Naval Intelligence and military intelligence service of the War Depart- icnl, as well as the F.B.I. These inquiries had brought out the fact thai the Kuehns also had a beach house at. Lanikai. Another of the (Continued on Page Three) Baseball Cap Strikes Out Sub Houma, La, —(/P)— United Stales Coast Guard piano crewmen arc wearing baseball caps as part of their regular equipment these days, principally because Ensign H. C. While was wearing one when he slruck out an Axis submarine with one pitch lasl summer. "I decided to swap my regular head-gear for u long-visored baseball cap," the pilot recalls. "Got results the very first day." He says he dived his plane to within 200 feel of a surfaced enemy sub and his depth charge "just grazed its side." There was an explosion and when he circled buck o big oil slick rode the waves where the sub had been. Officers here insist there's more than superstition behind the decision of guardsmen to adopt tho caps as standard equipment; the long visors are believed to cut I down the intensity of glare off the water, improving chances both of spotting and sinking submarines. "Around August, Hershey tcsli- foid, "is about the time wo will have used up llic people who arc not fathers" and "our 'present intention is to continue lo leave the inlcrdiction on lhe induction of fathers until we have to take them." Asked by committee members if it wore reasonable lo conclude that all falhers, cxccpl those physically unfit or given occupational deferment, would be called into service, Hershey said: "I do nol think it is quite lhal broad. I think you will have to lake falhers; I am not at all sure but what a great majority of Ihcm will have to go." And, he added, Selective Service makes no distinction between a father wilh one and one wilh more. Hershey told the commiltce he believed thc armed services soon would "come to the place whe.re Ihcy will believe that the maintenance of a certain number is lhe most we can maintain, and obviously thai number will have lo be set almost on the basis of the .men who become 18 years of age, because that is the only real source that remains." McNutt emphasized that the 700,000 figure for inductions during lh e first six months of next year was a figure used for the purpose Continued on Page Three No Wine, Beer Sales Sunday, Brown Warns Prosecuting Attorney Lyle Brown of the Eighth Judicial District issued the following statement lo'luy from his offices in First Nationa Bank building: "The last session of the legisla lure passed an act prohibiting the sale of wine or beer on Sunday This law has now gone into effect. I have discussed the, matter with law-enforcement officers of the Eighth Judicial District, composed of Clark, Hcmpstcad, LaFayette, Miller and Nevada counties, and strict enforcement of this law will be carried out. Since it is a new law we are giving publicity to it in order that beer and wine dealers may be fully apprised of it "There is another new law which prohibits the sale of wine, and beer by the same establishment. Some retailers are planning to evade this law by partitioning their store or establishment and separating their wine and bee'r. It is regretable lhat they have been encouraged by Little Rock sources to do this. Such attempted evasions will not be tolcraled in this district. The purpose and spirit of tho act was lo segregate the sale of these products and we intend to help carry it out." U.S., Chinese Forces in New Yangtze Gains —War in Pacific By The Associated Press American airmen, carrying out a scries of furious bombing and strafing raids on the enemy's bases, and Chinese Commandos, striking coordinated blows at his rear, have fashioned new success along the upper Yangtze front of the Chinese theater, Chungking dispatches reported today. More than 100 bombs were dropped on the big Japanese airfield at Nanchang in Kiangsi province, a supply link wilh the enemy's most advanced front in central China. Gasoline dumps were set afire and runways were torn up as the American Mitchells and Warhawks swept over the field and escaped without loss to their sases. Nanchang is the most im- jorlant Japanese air base between Shanghai and Hankow. Thc Chinese commandos killed 400 Japanese in attacks on their oases behind thc front lines in the Yochow area along the middle Yangtze. These harrassing attacks fol- Escaped Prisoner of War Believed Sighted Clarksville, June 14 (/P)-—A dense wooded area near Alix, western Arkansas coal mining community, was searched by officers today for a man reported by two small boys to hav.e fled when they surprised him asleep on a creek bank. The boys, grandsons of J. W. Lewis, Alix coal operator, were quoted as saying the man's pants and jacket were marked with the "PW" insignia given prisoners of war. The FBI at Little Rock said the only prisoners of war known to be at large were two .Germans who escaped from a West.Texas prison camp last week. RAF Strikes Objectives in the Rhineland London, June 14 (fP) The RAF bombed objectives in the Rhineland and in other parts of Germany last night and laid mines in enemy waters, extending the vir- lowed a Chinese yesterday of the announcement recapture of air Ration Calendar Ration Book No. 1 Coffee—Stamp No. 24, good for one pound, expires June 30. Sugar—Stamp No. 13, good for five pounds, expires August 15. For canning, Stamps 15 and 16 guod for five pounds each. Shoes—Stamp No. 17 good for one pair through June 15. Ration Book No. 2 Blue Stamps p, H and J. for canned and processed vegetables and fruits, expire June 7. Stamps K, L and M, good through July 7. Red Stamps J and K good through June 30. Red Stamp L becomes valid June 6, good through June 30. Gasoline Stumps No. 6 of A-books good for four gallons each until July 22. Russians Claim Destruction of 3,319 Planes Moscow, June. 14 (/P)— The Red Army Air Force has begun its seventh week of fierce air battles which Russians say have cost the Germans 3,319 planes and Soviet scouting detachments reported offensive gains in thc Orel "hiriR^" sector of the front. Striking in Ihnt: region south of Moscow, whor-2 the Germans have expcclcd lo attack, the Russian patrols captured four settlements according to lhe Soviet midday communique. A special communique indicated the fercioly and scopo of the Russian air assaulls on German communications and supplies which were launched in. May. The Germans' June losses alone were 1,250 planes shot down, it said and it put German air losses last week at 498 craft to Russian losses of 153. Three German planes were shot down last nieht in tho fighting near Mtsensk, which is abou 150 miles northwest of Orel, and about 300 Germans were killed, eight tanks were knocked out and artillery and mortar batteries were silenced when the Nazis counter attacked attempting to .drive the Soviet forces from the captured settlements, the midday communique said. Both Germans and Russians have large concentrations in the important Orel sector. Enemy fortifications in that area, near Sevsk which is southwest of Orel, were pounded by big Russian guns last night. and active scouting was reported by the Russians. The Russians said they also brought artillery to bear on Ger- Ungtze on the south bank of the Yangtze, between Ichang and Shasi, as the Japanese continued to fall back from their unsuccessful offensive toward Chungking. Thc Chinese said the city's streets were strewn with dead after the attack, and that Ichang itself, the main advanced Japanese base on thc upper Yangtze, was increasingly threatened with isolation. In the latest of thc aerial battles that have raged over the Solomons the Tayy announced yesterday the possibility destruction Of 33 Japa-.: nesc fighter planes out of a force of 40 or 50 encountered over the Russell Islands. Six U. S. planes wore lost, but four of the pilots were rescued. The Japanese were believed on a mammoth "hunting expedition," seeking out American bombing formations proceeding to attack Japanese bases in the Solomons. They failed to find the bombers, which sent bombs screaming down on such targets as Bougainville. The Tokyo radio version of the Russell Island battle today asserted 33 American planes were shot down, and admitted the loss of only five of their own. Meanwhile in Ihe Norlh Pacific American power was being exerted relentlessly on Kiska island, the Japanese base in the Aleutians which is now isolaled by American occupation of Atlu. The Navy communique yesterday said Kiska was bombed five limes Friday morning. minislry announced today. The specific targets were not named, nor was there any indication of the size of the raiding groups. One British plane was lost, the air ministry said. Formations of the big, black- bellied bombers were heard passing over the channel coast lasl night, taking up the offensive where the United States bombers had left off after Sunday daylight attacks on the German submarine plants and nests at Bremen anc Kiel. The Berlin radio reported Brit ish planes were over north anc west Germany,-;but declared 1 -,'no bombs were dropped. RAF Beaufighters torpedoed two supply ships and damaged four escort vehsels in an attack on a n enemy convoy off the Dutch coast last night, it was announced by the air ministry. German night raiders, meanwhile, struck back in reprisals which caused an early morning alert in London at\d some damage in a northeast coast town, which was showered with , incendiaries. At least two of the enemy planes were brought down. The double-barralled attack yesterday by the Eighth U. S. Ail- Force wrought new destruction on the German naval building centers and the unescorted bombers shot down a great number of German fighter planes out of the strongest enemy interception force they have ever encountered. The raids were made at the cost of 26 Fortresses, chiefly around Italian Gateway Feels Weight of Allied Bombers —Africa.' ^f Allied Headquarters in North Af- f i| rica, June 14 — (fP) — U^S-heavy^" bombers' of the Middle East Air Command smashed again yesterday at eastern Sicily airdromes at ( Catania and Gerbini, carrying the' Mediterranean offensive to the island gateway to Italy, while fliers'^, of the Northwest African Ah? "••" Forces confined their operations to'j- palrols, Allied communiques an-* nounced loday. t , Approximately 250,000 pounds of-' explosives were :drooped upon the , Gerbini and Catania fields by large formations of Liberators of the Ninth U. S. Air Force, it was an-* nounced'' , ' J>,? ^ Malta - based Spitfires again es-^ '* orted the four-engined bombers *• n the last leg of the approach rom the Middle East, during the >- f $\ attack, and on the first part,ol ** he return trip. Both the targets lie ^ about 125 miles north of Malta. 7 . ^ About 25 Axis aircraft were re- , jorted in a U. S. bulletin to have 3pcn observed in revestments and r ' dispersal areas at Gerbini, "which \ with the runways, were blanketed with burst." Three other island stepping- 5 ', stones for invasion already werec.? 1 in the hands of Allied forces —•< • Pantelleria, Lampedusa and Lmosa v ^ — and Sicily, at the toe of the i Italian boot, appeared a logicial, lJ From the Australian theater Allied aircraft continued their far- ranging attacks on Timor and other Japanese island bases, but con- noarly 30 tons of bombs — on Vu- cnirulcd their grcalest loal— nakanau airdrome at Rabaul in Now Britain. Numerous fires visible 50 miles wore kindled in the wake of thc Forlresses and Lib- orators. 11 was their third big attack on that base in four days. Minor raids were carried out in Burma by Allied airmen. Kiel, but Brig. Gen. Frwderick L. Anderson, who commanded one wing of the operations, said "lhe price was not too high for the results achieved." man fortifications concentrations in and thc infantry Belgorod area northwest of Kharkov, and west of Rostov on the lower front. Moscow was ablaze with the red flag of the Soviet Union today in commemoration of United Nations Day. Solons Attack Budget, Social Security Group Washington, June 14 — (/P)— Thc Budget Bureau and the Social Security Board crew the fire of the House Appropriations Commitlce today in a bill carrying $1,127,362,499 for the Labor Department, the Federal Security Agency, the War Manpower Commission, and related independent offices for the fiscal year starting July 1. The Budget Bureau was criticized for having withheld a part of the funds appropriated last year for printing and binding for the Office of Education. Commenting the bureau's action was "an unwarranted exervise of authority used directly to thwart the will of thc Congress," the committee wrote Into the bill a provision to prevent any agency or official other than thc head of a department affected from impounding or withholding appropriated funds. The Social Security Board drew the committee's wrath for exercising extra - legal conlrol over the activities of state unemployment compensation commissions. Under the law, no state may receive administrative expenses for unemployment compensation unless employes receiving their pay from federal funds are appointed Allied Nations to Observe Flag Day By The Associated Press Banners of all the United Nations were massed wilh the Stars and Stripes today in the first joint celebration of the heretofore strictly American observance of Flag Day. President Roosevelt in his official proclamation setting June 14 aside for united tribute to the emblems of the 32 nations representing the "massed forces of common humanity," called upon the United States to display the Allied flags side by side with their own. "We know that our flag is not fighting alone," the president said. "The flags of 32 United Nations are marching together, borne forward by the bravery of free men. Together, they are the emblem of a gathering offensive that shall liberate the world." In Washington, as elsewhere, the new "flag of thc four freedoms" was flown publicly for the first time to repx-esent all the United Nations. Chosen by popular poll, the flag consists of a white field emblazoned with four upright bars of red, representing the principles of thc Atlantic Charter: Freedom of speech, and religion, and freedom from want. (Continued °.n Three) Hot Springs, June 14 (/I 3 )—Arkansas' major flag day observance here tonight will fan address by Senator Albcn W. Barkley of Kentucky, Senate majority leader, who has been a visitor here for the past three weeks. The patriotic program will start | at 7 p.m. at Arlington Park on i Bathhouse Row. target in the next phase of the offensive. . , \j A Cairo Middle East Air Command communique said that at, » least eight planes were destroyed" * in. the raid" on Gerbini, three which' ran into bomb bursts as theyiat-' tempted to take off and five M< sorsohmitx-jpis^shbt out of tn*e~i in an ensuing battle. At Catinia, a port 13 miles to East, serious damage was done to hangars and aircraft on the ground with dense black smone r$ reported billowing up from hang- v ars hit on the west side of the air-^ drome. . . ''V*°(The Italian communique said il formations of four-engined bomb/^ ers also atlacked Messina, with id two planes brought down by anti- J,fa; aircraft fire. It asserted also three V? planes were shot down over Sicily ^ and two over Pantelleria in air <</ duels). Yesterday's daylight attack on'> Catania followed a Saturday night * J assault by RAF heavy bombers "• which left large fires that could be seen for miles. ' Catania has been heavily punished before by Allied bombers in tho campaign to oblierate Axis air force nesls. T o d a y 's Allied headquarters communique, one of the shortest' ' of lhe campaign, said "lhe north- „ west Africa Air Forces confined' ' their activities to patrolling and , reconnaissance" yesterday. u The Africa-based pilots, fresh from their victories that reduced '-, Pantelleria and Lampedusa after some of the most terrific air .' bombing the Mediterranean eyer has witnessed, Generally rested in > their bases while headquarters ^ and operations shaped their plans for thc assaulls to come, with. ' Sicily generally considered the prime objective. Thc third island to fall, Linos a, was spared aerial attacks or naval " bombardment by a swift, bloodless yielding. (The Algiers radio in a broad, cast recorded by Reuters in London declared today "All day yesterday Allied squadrons pursued their offensive of destruction against Sicilian base," but no '• further delails were given). The tiny isle of Linosa, 28 miles northeast of Lampedusa, Raised the while flag of unconditional 1 > surrender yesterday. Lampedusa capitulated Saturday, after more *. than 24 hours of concentrated- bombing and naval shelling thqt followed Pantellena's surrender Friday. Sicily is about 60 miles from Pantelleria. It is about 150 miles long and has an aiea of about 9.900 square miles. Sicilia n targets havp been heavily battered for weeks by the Northwest African Air Foiccs, and by planes from British bases on Malta and from Allied bases operating under the Middle East Air Command at Cairo. Even before LMirmedusa qu,it v Northwest Africa Fljing Fortress.-, 1 cs, Marauders, Liehtemngs and/ Warhawks, returned to smash a^: Sicily's airdromes Saturday. n Nearly 150 planes weie caught' j> f on thc ground at Mil, Castelvetr-^- ano and Bocca De Falco airports* and Allied headquarers salty "Large numbers" were riddled by fragmentation bombs. "That's wonderful, dear. Bu| wipe that birthmark off your before we go in." i

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