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Serve Waste Pope,/ It is va/uoi/o *o the War Effort! The Boy Scouts will collect your Scrap Paper every Saturday BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TTTW rWVUlNANT Wnmn A T)«m *">» «nn«V*«» A rwn **...!„._ . .^ . - <^^^W W ¥ ^^i^ •f VOL. XLI—NO. 72 Blythevllle Dally News Blytheville Courier BlythovUle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOBTOEA8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI HLYT1IEV1LI>; ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JUNK 12, 1!)<M SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS U. S. SHOCK TROOPS CAPTURE CARENTAN Reds Crack Mannerheim Line Finns Reported Group Prepares Plans To Meet Peacetime Needs Revised Tax Program Demanded To Promote Postwar Prosperity WASHINGTON, June 12. (UP) — A special Senate committee has recommended a IG-point program for converting the nation from wartime to peacetime economy. Among the committee's principal suggestions arc- that the lax structure must be revised Immediately after the war to promote expanding production and consumption. And that there must be a minimum of government Interference with industry's huge task of finding jobs lor up to 10 million new workers. Tlic committee's program already has Ijeen endorsed a.s n step in the right direction by War Mobilizcr James Byrnes. Byrnes, testifying before the committee during its hearings, declared that there must be speedy termination ol war contracts, which' is another of the 16 recommendations. Otherwise, said Byrnes, we might as well slart right away to provide for a huge public works program. Byrnes revealed, incidentally, that the War Production Board will advise contractors in the next few days, to place their orders now for the machine" tools they'll need to convert to peacetime production. The Supreme Court handed down several decisions today and in two of them,'.It tightened on the degree of proof 'required for sedition convictions; and for the revocation of naturalized citizenship.'. ; - •• ' One decision, which upset ra sedition conviction against Elmer Bcrtzel, of Chicago, was based,on the defendant's fMmtentfnii.tKaV, thi "government failed to'prove specifically his alleged intention to provoke disloyalty among members o the armed forces. The decision may have an effect on the trial of 29 persons charged with sedition, which now is in its ninth week in Washington. / ' The other decision, which voidec the cancellation of citizenship papers of Carl Baumgartner, of Kansas City,' was written, incidentally by Justice Frankfurter, who himsel: is a naturalized citizen. Thc^ high court also ordered argument this Fall of a case testing constitutionality of a Texas law requiring registration of labor organizers. But it also ruled that a labor leader cannot withhold record, of his union from a grand jury 01 the grounds that evidence in tin records might incriminate him. On Capitol Hill, the Senate, by voice vote, approved a conference re port on the so-called GI bill o rights bill, which sets up financial benefits for veterans of World War 2. _^ The Echo United Effort Needed If Bond Drive Succeeds, Leaders Warn iX] "The Fifth War Loan is off-to a good s.tart and if evcry- ono^'jl.^gctjoiit this Ayeek and do, their bit' both in selling and in buying bonds, I fcol sure we'll go-over'trio-top" Lov E. Eich told members of the Lions, Kiwanis, and Rotary chibs and Junior Chamber of Commerce at a joint mcelinir at Hotel Noble at noon today. Young Negroes In Disturbance White Passengers On Subway Train Abused; One Man Is Wounded NEW YORK. June 12 (U.P.)-; Passengers on a subway train of Ihe BMT Brighton Line were thrown into excitement last night when a group of young negroes began abusing white passengers Services Held Saturday For Myrna Marie Wells Myrna Marie Wells, infant daughter of Pvt. and Mrs. Harri- soon B. Wells, died early Saturday /•kimorning at the family home, 2008 ™cst Sycamore. The baby lived only a few hours. In addition to her parent. 1 ;, the infant leaves a brother, Jimmy Leon Wells, and a sister, Linda Louise Wells. Private Wells Is stationed at Camp Robinson, Little Rock. Services were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Maple Grove Cemetery. Cobb Fnneral Home was in charge of arrangements. Sykos Infant Dies Carolyn Sykcs, monlh-old-daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Sykcs, died at 6 o'clock yesterday morning at her home near Dell. She was the only child of the couple. Services were held at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon at Sandy Ridge Cemetery. Cobb Funeral Home was in charge of , arrangements. Weather ARKANSAS—Considerable cloudiness this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. Scattered thundershowers this afternoon and Tuesday afternoon, and f light, In northwest portion ivestock ST. LOUIS, June 12 (U.P.)—Hogs 32,500. salable 32,000; top $13.70; 180-270 pounds $13.70; 140-160 pounds $11.10 to $12.15; sows $10.90 to $11.00. Cattle 5,700, salable 4,500; calves 2,200, all salable; mixed yearlings and heifers $15.00 to $15.85; slaughter steers $11.75 to $17.25; slaughter heifers $10.00 t.1 $16.50; docker and feeder steers $9.75 to $14.00. wounded one of them. slightly The train was coming to Manhattan from Coney Island. When it stopped at the Prospect Park station eight or nine Negro youths, appearing to range in age from 15 to .17 years, boarded one of the forward cars. When thc train hart resumed its run toward Bontainlc Gardens the Negro youths shouted: "This is D-Day for the colored folks, all you while trash get in the other cars." Men, women and children were shoved around, and some of them screamed as thc Negroes slapped the faces of two white men. Some of the passengers walked into other cars. When the train reached Botanic Gardens subway attendants telephoned for police. John Montero of thc Bronx seized two of the Negroes, shook them violently, and demanded that they "cut It out.' Two shot,-; rang out, and Montero fell to the floor of the car. None of the Negroes were arrested. They all escaped from the train at the Park Place station in Brooklyn and scattered before tlic police arrived. • "Our boys, on the far-flung fronts of the world, -have their eyes focused on us here at home •vnd certainly we do not want them to ever believe that we shirked any duty here that might impede the var's end," he said. "As the war progresses, more strenuous demands arc made each and every one of us. War Bond quotas grow larger so that t becomes necessary to gel more from each Individual,'- lie stated. Mr! Eich related that during the past War Bond drives that 25 per cent of the people of the Chickasawba district had never been asked to buy a bond but that during the Fifth war Loan just starting It would be necessary to contact every individual if the quota of $1.000,000 is met. C. W. Affiick, who ako spoke, pointed out that millions of Americans have last faith in America "Far, far too many have lost interest in bond drives, last Eight Negro Youth Accused Of Snatching Purse A Ncjtro youth was in the county Jail today charged robbcr> in connection with the theft of a purse from a Negro woman Saturday night. Junior Allen Jones, 18, was arrested by City Policemen O. E Nicholson and Clifford Watkins an hour after the woman told police that the bo v grabtod her near the railroad on Second street, and took her purse which she said contained $22./ Police said that they recovered the purse and $7, which the youth told them was Ihe amount of money contained in the purse. The Negro boy led them to the place where he allegedly tossed the purse into nearby weeds after removing i;ie money, officers snld, of what American democracy niu freedom means," he said. Nn Repudiation He told of iiow many people be- -ast Rites Held For Aged,Woman AtDyess Sunday DYEfes, June 12 - . — Services for Mrs. Nora Viola Cosgrave, 7:!, who died here Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oscar Matlock, were held at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Baptist Church'with thc Reverend Appllng 'ofnciallug, assisted by the Reverend Gallop. Burial was made at Bassett Cemetery with thc Order of the Eastern Star In charge of the ceremony. Members of the Dyess Masonic lo'dgc served as pallbearers. Mrs. Cosgrove, who made her home in Dyess for the past eight years, had been III for six weeks. Site had recently returned home after undergoing treatmnt for several weeks in Memphis Baptist Hospital Born in Paducah, Ky., Mrs. Cosgrove lived in Kenerick, Okla., for 30 years before going lo Dyess. She was Ihe wlrlow of Ihe late John Edwards Cosgrove who died in 1029 She had been a member of tlic Order of thc Eastern Star for 53 years and was an honorary member ol the organization since 1920. In addition to Mrs. Mntlock, with whom she made her home, Mrs. Cosgrove leaves two other daughters, Mrs. Kale Hall of Carler, Okla., and Mrs. Jimmy Ltnhorst, of Detroit; one son, John S. Cosgrove of Muskogcc, Okla.. and one- sister, Mrs. C. T. Watson of Wliitesboro, Texas. Swift Funeral Home of Osccola was in charge of arrangements. Fleeing Before New Offensive ' Big Russian Forces Shatter Karelian Isthmus Defenses MOSCOW, June 12. (UP)— Unbroken column. 1 , of Russian tanks, liuhs, mid troops are pmirhif; through Finland's shattered Mnu- ncihclm line. The Red Army Is reported pursuing the, Finns .so closely they are unable lo blow u[> roads and bridges. A front dispatch In Pravdii, Communist party newspaper, says hui:c Soviet forces arc speeding through a yawning gap in the Karcllnn Isthmus defenses, The Journal reports General Leonid Govorov, commander of the new offensive, opened the "rive with an eurlh-shiikliif; bombardment of enemy positions. Tlio sbcillnj! .left the Finnish survivors dazed and unable lo resist. The most concentrated attack was levelled against the steel and concrete fort at lido Ostrov. The Russians moved up guns within 1200 yards of the bastion's imiln turret:;. The shells tore deeper and deeper nto the fort, and gradually silenced :he Finnish guns. The next morning Clovorov's (juns opened up along Ihe entire front. They ripped up l>:»rlicd wlrt .entanglements, (Illcd Ircnchcs with earth, nnc] blasted out gun emplacements. Tills bombardment went on for tlncc hours; and then Soviet tanks Infantry stormed forward. They met stiff resistance nt first nciir the coast, but the Finns quickly abandoned their positions. The Finnish p.rmy fled northward lo escape entrapment. "«" .Tlie Red finny then plunged ahead I'OhAV'S WAR ANALYBIR Russians Put New Squeeze On Germany B T JAMES HARPfR Unlttd rrm BI*H Writer The bl(j squeeze Is on. Hu.wla Is coming in from the us nrllnln mul Amerlcii drive on Germany from Ihe smith uml west, mil the Soviet offensive. KO far Is only In the warm-ii[i slime. Just as tbe Allies may make now iniidlnn.i in western Europe, so may Russia touch off new drives lii other sectors ol Ihe lOOO-mllo eastern front. There ore several jinsslblc reasons why Russia picked Finland ns the Inrpt of Its flrsl blow. The Soviets may hope lo knock the Finns out of the resume their of drive, a crass fast, then with the nlcl northern Estonia along the southern shore of tho Gulf of Finland. ricking up thls~iar-imrtlieri] push where It left off months ngo, tho Russians thus • tiilghl llljcralc (ho lialtio states, hfcak Into east Prus .sin and tlienco liroper, would . J5 -18 mUM..-o*$Kolr ' 1 lieved that eventually all government bonds would be repudiated. "There shall ncve'r be any repudiation of American Government bonds, Mr. Affiick slated. "American sentiment is no different today than it ever was. We arc EO- ing to pay tiic cost of this war, the same as we have paid the cost of all our wars," he added. Mr. Affiick pointed out that the 11 years of haphazard, bureaucratic government in Washington Is not a permanent thing. "American sentiment has not changed, it has only lagged behind," he said. "When our boys return from their duties overseas, you'll find them coming home with clear-cut ideas as to government and as their places as individuals, theses ideas and ideals will stimulate publi". sentiment to the point that will bring about needed governmental changes," Mr. Affiick concluded. Fuluro At Slake B. A. Lynch, who introduced the speakers, reminded that "Ihe freedom of every American citizen is at stake In this war. Unless we, here on the home front, do our pr.rt to back the attack by buying War Bonds we could lose the war and our priceless American way of life." Mr. Lynch told of the success of our armies in the invasion of France and In Italy'and the southwest Pacific, but he said "We have a war here on the home front and certainly every one of us Is expected to do his duty and take part In this, the greatest War Loan." "If we all do our part, sec that every person is called upon to buy an extra bond, then our quotas will be met." Mr. Lynch said. - U. S. Branson, president of Rotary Club, presided. The Rev. R. S. Balrd made the invocation. Haley Appointed To Police Force Former Deputy Here Will Fill Vacancy; Kissell Resigns Don Haley, former deputy sheriff, Saturday was appointed a temporary member of the Blythevllle police force by Mayor E. R. Jackson lo fill one of two vacancies now existing with the recent resignation of Desk Sergeant Turner Kissell. John Foster, city patrolman, resigned June 1 to enter the rale business, Mr. Kissell, whose resignation becomes effective June 15, wilt IK connected with the Barksdale Manufacturing Company. He was a member of the police force for four years. Mr. Haley will serve as city patrolman. Deputy sheriff for four years, his resignation became effective June 5. He was replaced at the county jail, where he and his family lived for several years, by Tliad Mick, who will act as jailer. Mr. Mick and his family will make their home at the jail. Mr. Haley resigned from the sheriff's force because of poor health. first big objective, tlic lown'of' Vllpurl: Soviet troops captured more than 80 towns and villages in tin course of their advance. Anionf, them arc the Important slionghok of Tcrljoki, nine miles below tho Leningrad to Helsinki railroad; ant Karvala, 33 miles above Leningrad German 14th Fully Routed By Clark's Men ALLIED HEADQUARTERS Rome, June 12 (UI>) — The Fiftl Army Is racing almost unoppose( over coastal and mountain high ways leading north from Rome. A headquarters spokesman say the once prcal German Mth Armi "has ceased lo cxlsl" as a fighting force. General Mark Clark's men now tiave advanced from 51 to 70 mllci since, thc liberation of the Hoi; City, meeting nothing stronger thai rear guard action from one or Iwr Na?.l companies. Those cncm; troops who tried to check th drive, soon were annihilated. These Germans retreating In It aly appear lo be doing most o their righting among themselves battling for means of Iransporta lion to hurry their flight. Ofllcla reports say their retreat has bccom a chaotic rout. Isolated bands Germans are fleeing on foot, oth ers In horse drawn farm carls, heai for Florence. American tanks and Infanti. forces on tlic coastal flank of th Fifth Army arc crediled with making the deepest penetration on th approaches to the port of Orbetcllo Atlhough Orbelclio Is 70 alrlln miles northwest of Rome, It rcprc scnls a Ian,) advance of about 9 miles. At the same time, another AI lied column is reported pushln westward from San Stefano wlilc Is about five miles from Orbctello This force apparently landed fron the sea al San Stefano. Times wilh General Clark's pusl British Eighth Arm v columns ar pursuinc the equally battered Gcr man 10th Army on the Adriatic coast. Into Clenmitiy such a push probably be keyed to the olhcrs. 'Irst, across the asn-milc-wtde !'ol- sh plain toward the Gcriimn lu- u.slrlal rcKlou of Slllsln, TO miles way. And, second, 100 miles hc- ond 'present Russian positions hi omiuila to Hie Gatiitl Gnji, which Ininncls back to the Plucsll oil lelds and liuchaiost, Tims, tiio icrmans would be.flf'htlup, a three- rant war In Europe and. In a less- sense, (i three-front war in Riissla. Kmirth Frnnt I'n.isllilf. But the Soviet's nmy o|>cn still t fourlli froiil. At tin: top of Europe, the borders of Norway, •Inland and Russia stnuii within i few nilkvj of hue unothcr. There inly a Ihln sliver of Finnish land rcfilou of livldns llic Russia 'from '.fJbrway. The Soviets may wclMiaimner xciwn.tlwl.iyyrhtor, on which slU the- Finnish-,outpost city, of Petsamo, then pour southward down ihrough Norway, such a drive, tcyed with ah Allied landing hi cither Norway or Denmark, would einmp a vice on German garrl >ons in Scandinavia. And, In i. broad strategic, sense, It would outflank all enemy positions In west- irn Europe. Just before Uio Invasion, Britain and America lilgncit aercomcnbi with Belgium, Holland and Norwaj for the administration of their lands as they are liberated. Significantly, the Russians okayed nl the rocumcnts, but they signed only the nuc for Norway, suggesting llmt they might have a ham in tho actual liberation of thnl land. Only last night, the Nazis said Russian troops In the far north bad begun probing German-Finnish lines wllhln 30 miles of Norway. The, Nazis arc reported to have 100,000 Austrian Alpine troops under German General Dlctl In the Pclsamo area of upper Finland. Hand-io-Hand Bailie In Streets Precedes Fall Of Stronghold I-ONDON, June 12 (U.I'.)—American invasion troops vo citplui'cd Ciiionlan, 11 key Germany base on the Chei'- Late Bulletins LONDON, .Time 12' <ij|') _ More ttmit HOO Amor I on it liravy IxinilicKs IlKill'kiil 10 Centum ulr fields iiiui hlx hrli!|!fx In I'rmirc lintily. That's (lie biggest forro ever scut nil a sliiRlo mission. Juni! I'l (III')— H'.s csllmntcil Hint 7001) iirkcmm have b«n liiken so fur In (he c.tmiralsii In Normandy. United Press Wur Correspondent Henry .Gorrcll, in n ii.spateh from Uio fioul, reveals that the base fell to American .shock troops nl 8:30 it. in. ' ', A short lime before, General Dwight D, Eisenhower';! headquarters revealed Uml other American forces had driven 18 miles inland from tlic French invasion beaches. Allied spokesmen nt licadtimuicr.s described the situation us "a little better limn satisfactory." Tlic hcadtjimrtei'.s spokesman reveals that the Americana have by-passed lloiilcbourg, 14 miles southeast of Cherbourg. And now they're swinging up the peninsula tr> the great port which field dispatches say is only'12 miles ahead of them. American Iroops also have hammered oill gains to tho south, be- ' ,ow Caronlan. In tho gtcatcol Inland pencil alien, (hey have com- ' Dieted the occupation of the Ccils'y • I'onsil and Im^c driven almost lo ' Siilnl I oh, biggest rail and highway huh Immediately•'south of '.the Chciboprg peninsula, Vanki Capture Llson ,' ' The Gci mail's aro understood to bo pouring troops Into Saint L<4 which Ihey must hold at all costs If (hey ate lo remain on 1 the stubby flnaor of Innd tipped by Cher- tioiug. But American troops, striking down through Iho Ccilsy For-' cst from r captured • Llson have .pur; • [tally isolated the base by cutting < tlic rond Uml leads-lo II from the southwest. . • • • Thirty miles cnsl of Saint IA ntllish troops arc threatening to cjivclopc the German anchor base of caen, where*terrific fighting has raged nlmoiL from lh« start. Tho Flrl'.Mh have swung aitound tfie town from 'the cnst, solrtng bcveral' villages arid threatening to completely encircle It/ABoviTCaeTi, Gor-' mrm_ soldiers still ore hammering al British air-borne troops lighting a bildgohend ac|lon von the east hank" of th c Ornc Cfuinl They've launched 'three counter-attacks In 4 hours, hut have failed to score nil appreciable gain. British Hold Heights Heavy fighting also rages In the area of Tilly-Sur-Seullcs, 10 miles west of Caen. The .town' Is believed; lo have fallen to the Germans. Bui-' the British still hold heights lo th'jf loulhwcst and southeast, giving, licm domination of the area. -*i With Ihe exception of this sector? he Allies seem to hold the Inllla'- Ivc everywhere. Improving weather also has enabled the waiting WASHINGTON, Juim 12 (MI')—Tho Navy ;iiiuoim<:r ( i llic loss of a :i:i, r i-l(]|i Miliiiiarliii: chnsrr, thn l'C-S58,ns trMuxull nt' enemy acthm in Hie Mediterranean. The shlu, which IMI! n'nor- mal complflllicnl ,,f iilmnl 80 men, was Hiink on iSlny (I. Tlio Navy pivb no Infornmilim us In the extent V* Hut the tklpirar, UGUtcnuiit CAwurd O. lleher, of nlnuvpll, N. Vf.,'i»i>i. wmintlcd. . . Tokyo Expecting Blow In Pacific Japanese People Got Warning To Prepare For Allied Offensive Hy Unltcil Press Japan, loo, Is mieiisy over Allied gains, Radio Tokyo broadcast to Hie Japanese people today that it Is expected America will try a bin counter-offensive in the Piiclflc In conjunction with European Hit-lists. At tl^e present, (here appears to be a two-way aerial offensive on Japanese bases protecting the Philippines. A second attack by a powerful American licet tusk force has hit the Mariana Mauds, While the first land based raid by Litierator boniters struck Puliui Island. There istlll arc no figures on the Mariana rnltl Saturday. Hut Pearl Hartor headquarters say our ships battered the principal Islands o( Salpan, Tinlan and Guam. The raid on Palau brought land planes to just 560 miles from tho Philippines. In central China the Japanese are suld to have broken into the main Hunan province base at Changsha. - , American airmen arc credited with in the Karelian minim's to put killing some 1000 enemy troops closing In on the city by blasting a string of '10 troop-packed barges in a river north of the stronghold. However, the action may have been too late to save Changshn. Late dispatches indicate the city may already have fallen. may hope to draw New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open high low close 2005 2015 1981 1900 2123 2134 2005 2009 1980 1984 2003 1978 2056 2031 2064 2056 203D 2031 2123 2129 2120 2061 2052 2034 20J1 Hermondalc Infant Buried Here Today Services for Dorothy Jean McCullen, six weeks-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace McCullcn of Hcrmoudalc, Mo., were held at 11 o'clock this morning at Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev, E. C. Brown, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. The Infant died at 8:30 o'clock last night at the Blythcvllle Hospl- besides her parents one sister, Mrs. Robert Hopper of Tyronza and two brothers, Horace McCullen Jr., and Dewltt McCullen, both nt home. Holt, Funeral Home was In charga of arrangements. But Russia them roulli with their Karelian Isthmus offensive before driving toward Arctic Norway . Flcds Sought Agreement Thus, Finland, for the second time in five years, finds Itself locked In mortal combat with the Soviet Union. Back In 1039, Russia saw that Leningrad was only 20 miles from Finland, so It asked the Finns lo cede enough territory the clly^ut of range of^juns i. the Matmeihclm • Line. Moscow also requested Finland lo lease tho! turn It offered twice the amount naval base of Hangoe, and in return It offered thrice the amount of land ceded nnd a substantial trade agreement. Finland refused, so the two went to war. And in the end Russia won the land It had asked, land that saved I-enln- grad two years later. But Finland smarted under the defeat and, when Germany swung out against Russia, it declared war on Its old enemy and quickly grabbed the land It had lost while Ihe Red army was occupied elsewhere. Fighting soon died nway on the Finnish front but now, 31 months later, Russia Is coming back. But the most strategic blows may be struck In the far north of Finland toward Norway. There the twain may meet, the eastern front and the western front. There, they may become a northern front for, not a thrcc-WRy, but a four-way squeeze on Germany. tal. She leaves Kermit French Dies LEACHVILLE, June 12—Kcrmlt French died Saturday In a Joncs- boro hospital. He was 32. He leaves his wife, one son, Jer- rv Wayne French. Iwo daughters, Dona Lee an^ Euva Jean French, all of Leachvllle; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. French, Lcachville; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Fay Siarncs and Miss Verna Mae and Miss Joyce Ann French, all 'of Leachville; and a. brother, Alvln French, Leachvllle. New York Stocks Amcr Tobacco 10 1-4 Anaconda Copfier 255-8 Belli Steel CO 1-4 Chrysler Dl 3-4 Coca Cola . 120 Gen Electric 37 3-8 Gen Motors 62 7-8 Montgomery Ward 40 1-4 N Y Central 17 1-2 Int Harvester 15 1-: Norlh Am Aviation 1 7-8 Republic Steel 18 Radio 10 1-4 Socony Vacuum 121-4 Sludcbakcr . 19 ... 573-8 ... 47 ... 51-3 ... 54 1-2 Standard of N J Texas Corp Packard U S Steel Chicago Rye July open 10G : !i high low close 1041S 105}i 105vi Sept. . 106 K 106% 105 105% 103K N. 0. Cotton open high low close Mar. . 2009 2015 2008 2010 2005 May . 2982 1991 1981 1085 1981 2148 2139 3145 2135 July Oct. Dec. 2147 2058 2034 2564 2057 2042 2034 20fil 2054 2036 2032 Allied air forces to resume 1 all-out support of. the ground forces. In hp first 18 hours of today, some iOOO sorties were flown. It sccmejj that by midnight thc. number would mount to 10,000. The day's assaults were spear-leaded by a ' 1750 piano fleet' of 'lying Fortresses, LlbemlorV "aiirt" lighters This vast armada .hit ,a chain of Nazi-fighter bases behind- the coast -while 3000 other''Allied' lilnnes hammered other targets Nine Plants Lost Hy nightfall official reports showed that nine Allied^ "planes were lost, excluding the ' American, heavies, whoso losses have hot boon revealed. • - At least 21 German planes were shot down during Mhe day. The Nazi DNB news, .violent air battles are raging- all around the invasion beachheads. It ilalins that-German fighter-bombers have attacked Allied tank-col- •limns around .Caen,' ','.'.'. As the invasion cut.': slowly inland, the Germans still' are making wholly 'unconfirmed reports. They say Allied warships have bombarded German coastal defenses around Saint :Vaast, 16 miles cnst of Cherbourg on the tip of the peninsula. The Germans also claim the Allies Have shelled the. big naval base of Toulon, on the southi crn French coast. ;• Meanwhile unprecedented uprisings are reported throughout. France. Travelers reaching Soairi say approximately half a million French patriots arc taking part in the uprisings, which are'said to center In Southwestern France. The patrloU arc said to be well armed, possibly with supplies dropped by. lh(. Allies. Sabotage is widespread with many main roads' arid rail" roads blocked or torn up. > - • Directors f lected | CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., June 12.—C. L. Davis, Hoicomb, .and C. G. Thompson, Slecle, were elected now directors of the Caruthersville Production Credit Association^ ac-~, cording lo a statement Sunday by Judge T. R. cole Pascola, presl-, dent of the organization. The newly elected directors succeed O. A. Knight, ForUgevllle, and 'T. A. Haggard, stcele, who had resigned. Chicago Wheat July open'.' high low' close 158'A. 158>1 155ft 156«'1S8'5 Sept. . 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