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Save Wait* Poperf It is valuable to the War Ef tortt The Boy Scouts wiH co//cct your Scrap Paper every Saturday, BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLI—NO. 74 Blythevlllo D&lly N«W1 Blylliovlllo Herald Blythcvllle Courier Mississippi Valley Leader TH* DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHBA8T ARKAN8A8 AND 8OUTHEABT MISSOURI .F'i, ARKANSAS, \VKDNKS1JAY, JUNK M, 19-M SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS £ NAZIS LAUNCH 5 BIG COUNTER-ATTACKS TODAY'S WAR AHALYSIS— Hitler's Military Strength Widely Scattered By JAMES HARPER United Press Staff Writer Hitler started out to get living space for Germans. Now he's got too much living space and not enough Gcniinns. The enemy may he long on territory, but lib's certainly short on soldiers—especially German soldiers. He's filled some of the gaps with assorted European slaves. But Hitler must know that those inany-tongitcd men will never make good warriors until they're fighting Germans, not with Germans. Many cxpcrls believe Hitler may » ... give up some of Ihc nations.In that living space to avull himself of the troops guarding them. For instance, he could muster 49 or 50 divisions from Norway, Finland, Denmark find the Balkans. Ami he may do just that to case his mounting military manpower problem. Here's how that problem stacks up front by front: First, Russia. The latest information indicates that the Nazis have 195 divisions strung out along the 1000 mile eastern baltlcllne. Those two-million-odd men face n Russian army whose strength Is one of the war's deepest secrets but which is believed to number between five and six million men. However, many ol those arc, of course, massed in Asl- [Ulc Russia to prevent a possible Jap attack. Trie Germans arc tired, and ill-armed. The Russians hard, well- equipped and fired by victory. Crack Troops In Flijjlil Going After a German Sniper Next, Italy. There, Germany has some 25 divisions, with 20 involved in the rout above Rome. Many of Hitler's finest troops are fleeing up the spine of Italy in.what is officially classified as n "catastrophe. 1 Thousands more may be cut olf as the Allies knife toward Florence Even.if the bulk of the German 10th Riid 14th Armies reaches safety,, II will lack the coordination, rest anc weapons necessary for.. a' succes.ifu light. Allied .strength in Italy 15 ..wholly unknown. But it certainly Is "enough for the" job at.hand. .And, third, thg \veslerp-, front --;•-'<• Allied "rieachhcad strength "iias'rf been revealed. The ''Germans say v;e have half-a-million men ashore. And the Allies say the Germans have thrown 14 or 15 divisions into the area. If both statements arc true, tlic enemy is out-numbered. Germany has the remainder of its /£ 55 western European divisions await- 1/Ting further landings. But the Al- llc.-' probably can to;) Uiose 55 divisions with the massed power they eventually will hurl into western Europe. Divisions Wcnlu-ner! Thus, we sec that Germany Is outnumbered, or potentially out-numbered, on every front. Yet, that still doesn't tell the full story. In the first place, those German divisions ore under strength by as much as 50 per cent. They lack the air cover a modern army must have. Behind them, the strategic reserve in Germany proper has been drained to a few garrison troops and training divisions. And, to top it all off, by no means nil of those divisions are German. Twelve to 14 are Finnish, four or live Bulgarian, six Romanian, eight to 12 Hungarian. On top of that. the crack German units that started the war have been watered down with the addition of Poles, Russians, Cv-echs, Frenchmen and other dissident Europeans pressed into .'ioservicc. v The pre-war population of greater Germany, including Austria and the Sudetcnland, was 80-mllllon Esperls say no nation can put over 10 per cent of its population under nrms. For Germany, that adds up to eight million men. However, the Nazis, by tightening their economy and importing slave laborers, man- nged originally to squeeze out some lO-minion. Yet, in five years of war, they have lost an estimated five or six million men in dead, captured or incapacitated. Even now, after feeding other nationals into their army they have no more than (our million men under arms. Four mi'iliar men to guard the 8,500-niile rim of fortress Europe. That's why Hitler may give up some of the nations Germany conquered to keep Germany itself from being conquered. That's why he may get out of the Balkans to salvage 25 divisions or out of Scandinavia to gain another 24. Originally, Hitler wanted living space for the Germans. Now he wants living Germans. Work Underway On Club Project Lions' Youth Center Building Will Honor Memory Of Wor Hero The construction of a "youth center" for Blytheville youngsters ,vhcrc they may enjoy various i-ecrcatlonnl activities, got under way last week with the laying of the foundation of a brick house, located adjacent to Langc school. Proposed by the Lions Club In March, the youth center, which will be another step in the club's program of child welfare, was made possible by the assignment of many Blytheville Water Company customers of their share In the refund totaling $2,938.14 to the construction of the house. The exact amount of the fund to gq into the house fund has not been determined, according to Bernard Allen, manager of the water company which was found to have ieceived : $4584.57 in excess carn- ,lngs last,year, The State Utilities 'feommisslohtyesterday directed the '-'--"-Sy'^'ttfj'retain $1646.14 Foe Throws'Suicide Divisions' At Allied Forces In Normandy- British Warships Shell Towns In a desperate attempt to gel a German sniper hidden in this churoh loculcd in the center ol SI. Merc Eglise, an infantryman makes a dash for It while his buddies nt rluiil cover him. (Signal Corps Itadlo- tclephoto from NBA Telepholo.) tunount-.'eacV customer' receiving prorated on . the basis of the amount the consumer paid to the ompany last year. Upon its expected Livestock ST. LOUIS, June 14 (U.P.)—Ho receipts 6,500 head, salable 6,000 •Jloldover.s 15,000 head. Top S13.10 "180-270 pounds S13.70; 140-11 pounds S11.10-$I2.60. Gallic 4,300 head, with 3,00( salable. Calves 1.800, all salable Mixed yearlings and heifers $14.50 S16.00; cows $9.25-$ 10.75; calmer and cutters -6.00-S9.00. Slaughtc steers SH.25-S17.00. Slaughter heif ers S9.50-S16.25. Stock'er and Icede Eteers $9.75-$14.00. Chicago Wheat July open high low close pr.c 151« 158 156% 158 157 Sept, . 157fl 1575J J56H 157% 157S completion ,ter this month, the building will e dedicated to the memory of lent. Maurice Rcichcl, who died hile leading his Marine unit in ie battle of Tarawa. Lieutenant .cichel, the son of Mr. and Mrs . S. Reichel, was a former mem- er of the Boy Scout troop from 'hird Ward, which long has been pousorcd by the Lions Club. The lot on which the 30 feet by 8 feet brick building will be lo- ated was donated to the club by Jrs. Clara Davis. Tlie house wll eature a large stone fireplace a ne end of the room, plaster walls, oncrcte floors, and washroom and hower facilities. The building will e fireproof. Committee in charge of plans or the house include Jesse Taylor, halrman, W. L. Homer, C. V. Se- laugh, Raleigh Sylvester, Bancroft Terry, Roland Green, B. J. Allen, 'ohn C. MeHaney, and the Rev. S. B. Wilford. Tentative plans of the civic club ucludc tlie proposed construction f a slmtllar community center for Blytheville youngsters to be local- id near Sudbury school. Union Seeks Organization At Rice-Stix A campaign to unionize the Rice- Stix Factory, which has been car- led on in Blytheville since the later part of November, will he cli- naml Thursday night by ai> orga- ihatlon meeting, according to CIO organizers who are here from St. Louis representing the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. A number of organizers arc In Blylhcvillc this week urging workers to sign union <"irds, and dis- .rlbutlug union literature. According to the CIO representatives, In tlic .-.event that a majority of tlie workers have signed union by Thursday, the union will file foi a secret' ballot to be conducted bj the V National . .Labor-^- Relations Board. The promise of'the union is. thtit they will bring higher 'pay to Ihc factory employees and production reduction, while.the business men contend that (he rates paid by the local factory arc the same as those paid by unionized factories li neighboring towns and arc the highest wages authorized by the War Production Board for this type of work. They also said that pro duction rates are the same as those in use at other Ricc-Stix factories Tlic union argues that the Wn Production Board had nothing to say about wages, which, they asserted, was left to the War Labor Board. They succeeded in having more than 1000 cases asking for age Increases approved by the overnment agency, they said. Julian James And 'Crip' Hall In City Today Politics were being discussed widely here today with two camli- dalc.s from out of the city visiting Blytheville. State Senator Julian James of Joncsboro was here In the Interest of his campaign for congressman from First District. C. O. "Crip 1 ' Hall, seeking rc- clccttqji as secretary of the state socilllcd votes as he visited down lawn. War Bond Sales Council Sets Taxi Charges Within City That local laxlcabs may not charge more than 35 cents for .ransporling passengers anywhere vithin the city limits creed last night when was thp dc- clty council passed an ordinance cs- abllshing maximum rates. In the past taxis have based their rate on 12 cents a mile. At last night's regular monthly nceting, L. G. Nash, J. Louis ihcrry, and Jesse Taylor were re appointed on the board of governors o( Blytheville Hospital. Mr. hash's term will expire in 1941, Mr. Cherry's in 1948, and Mr. Taylor's in 1940. Appointed on the Housing Au- .horily Committee were E. I! Woodson, B. G. West and G. G Hubbard. It was decided by the councl that the Farmers Bank and Trtisi Company will continue to be the depository for the City's funds. Miles Will Aid Terry LITTLE ROCK, June 14 (UP) — Chairman ol the Pulaskl County Division of David D. Terry's cam palgn for governor will be L«i Miles, a Little Rock lawyer. Twi years ago miles served In the sami capacity for U. S. Senator John L. McClellan in the run-off pri mary election. Mrs. W. Tlllar Adamson has been granted a leave of absence as pros tdent of th c Arkansas League o Women Volers and president of th Little League of Women Voters t head the women's division of th PulasXl County organizftliorj, J.S. Naval Guns 5 ound Marianas Tokyo Says Warships Bombarded Jap Bases; Damage Called Light Uy United Press From japan comes word today iiat the American Carrier Task 'crce raiding the Marianas over tic weekend bombarded Japanese ascs with naval guns. When the task force broke radio ilcncc yesterday, only air action as mentioned. The Japanese, as usual, say they uffered only slight damage. But ur task force already lias rcport- d these figures, 29 enemy ships link or damaged, und 141 Jafi tlanes destroyed.. Admiral NimiU nnounced that the Americans lost 5 planes and 15 men. In addition, our land-based Vibrators have sent seven more Jap- Committee Chairmen Urged To Complete Calls This Week In a report Issued shortly altci noon today by Loy 8. Elch, chairman of the Chickasawba district revealed there ha c | been only $14G.- 1131 in War Bonds Issued thus fai in the Fifth War loan. There have been no reports from communities outside Blytheville Mr. Eich said there had been a number of sales reported on which no bonds had yet been Issued nnd that these reports could not be included In the total sold. In asking that committee chairmen ben ( [ every effort to complete heir list of calls this week Mr. 5ich said, "Our hoys In the various war theaters are ready lo meet the enemy anwyhere, nnyttme, nnylmw, bar nothing, and that those of us still here at home should be will- Ing to match Hint dauntless splilt, both In buying nnd in selling War Bonds." 'Our forces Into the biggest Job they've ever been called upon lo do, the v need our help more tbnn ever way . Rec/s Strike Two Ways On Finnish Front MOSCOW, June 14 <U.r>.)—Tlii Russian offensive against Klnliind now hus turned into n dmiblc- wlnucd nffulr. One force of the Red Army on the KntX'llun Ixlhmus I.s ninvhi); due westward towards Ihc slrnteulc city of Vilpurl iiller breaking the western half ol Finland's outer defense line, But the main power of the Soviet drive hn.s turned, i\t least temporarily, lo the uorthrasl in »n effort lo braik the rest nt Finnish defense Hue. The Russians uro .smashing ut tin: remainder of the line with artillery and tanks. '•Finnish -opposition -9m.i--grown• stronger. But front dispatches .say the Red Army is moving nlicnil. reports also (ell of long columns nf Finnish soldiers trudging back to Leningrad us Russian prisoners of war. Late Bulletins Al,l,li:i> KUntlilUK IIKAD- (IIIAKTKKS, London, Juno 11 till') — i'l'hn Ccrniiuis luivo lumiclitil five miljor inimtrr- adackx on llxs Clitrbmu-K pcii- limiln. Tliree arc In llio BCM- 1'ial area tirouml C.ii-n, inir HBiilniil (;«r«\nlim. und another WASHINGTON. ,lui\c M (III 1 )— rrralilcnt Itiioscvrll nn- nimniT.s Unit ikMiK'c cihjcrtiini* nf I lie .wi'ii'lnrlcs uf War niul Navy, IIP hits xlRiloil IrKlslilllim rxIc-iiilliiR |o i)vc. 7th, ilu> IhiH) In ulilcli trial' iirom'dlnKs miiy III! liisllliiti-d iigalmt pmmis ui-Misnl »f rcsimnslljlHly fur llus IVarl Ihirbnr dt.sust'cr. F/ying Instructor Promoted To Captain First Ucut. Kdwin 11. Hlcwurt, son of Mr. an c i Mrs. V. B. Stewart, of Rochester, N. Y., 1ms been promoted to the rank of captain at I!AAf where he i.s assigned to duty as 11 flying Instructor. Captain Slcwnrl is a former student at the University of Rochester and was employed by llic Bnsl- . they'll go all out. all Ihe Ihcy'll expect us to do no less than go all, all the way In buying and selling enough bonds lo make this drive a real success," he added. Chicago Rye open high low close July . 10T,i 10B 100% 10T£ lOT.i sept. . los 1 /. losvi IDS*; IDT-); IDS Boat Overturns, Youth Drowned Woodio L. Fleming Jr. Victim Of Tragedy At Lake Near-Wilson An nil-night miUm; mill flshlni: party nf six Smith' Mississippi County youths ended In tragedy tills inorntny with the drawnlng of Woodle Lester I'Menilnu Jr., 10, who lost his life when the smull llutboiil In which he and ji comptililmi: were fishing,, capstan! In Blue Hole, it luko near Wilton, about 8 o'clock this morning. ,? Roy,'MAilln,'the other occupunt-of the tout, FittctiipU'd to rescue tlio youth, who was believed tx> luwc been stricken with cramps, but the 'tenting youth slipped from his Bt'iisp when the swimmer ncnrcil shore with the uoy. Miiclln wus nn- ablc lo nnd the youth again, nnd the bmly WIIK not, recovered until the Inkc was dragged shortly niter the Inigcdy. Wcioclle wns the -son of Mr. nnd Mrs. W. L. ricmlnu, who live on a farm at Carson Luke, four miles northwest of Wilson. Besides his parents he leaves ncvcn brothcra, Gnttlicr Fleming, .). O. Fleming, Buddy Fleming, J. II. Fleming, Otto Fleming, nnd Franklin n. Fleming, all nt home, and Preston Fleming of LONDON, Juno M (U.P.)—Germany h'as thrown crack auicido divisions inlo its miijor counter-attack against Allied invasion forces in Normandy. •„ "" , Thu lido of bnlllo i.s swiiyinii back and fourth. And every report shows Hint both sides) arc' throwing everything availidiln inlo what may he the first big show-down battle of llic Nonnandy inviuiion. , Tlie have wheeled up two groat battleships, the Nelson and llic UaniillicK, to blast away nt the towns />f Cacti and Troani, the stubbornly-held slrongpoiiits' in the enemy's defense 'system. * - • Tlie sharp Ocnuun-iUtiicks, pos.-*— —• "— -i Klbly using BtruteBle reserves, came after Aincrictin and British armored forces hud broken through the ccnlcr of Clermany's Norniiindy Mne, sending patrols us fur as 30 miles Inland. Tluxso mobile mills had Mimslied all the way through the primary German defenses to a\m\ country liclnw llio line from C'ncn lo St. Lo. Tlie blow iipiinr- enlly ciui^ht the Oeriiiuu.s by surprise and nulflankcd both ot those De Gaulle Holds Civil Officers of that man roxlnk Company before qual-lthc Navy, who Is stationed In the Ifylng ns an aviation cadet. Solomon Islands, nnd n sister, Joyco He won his commission and wings'Fleming, at home. Mny 20, 1012. He is the husband of Ihe former Miss Ernestine Halsell, of Ulylhc- vlllc. N. O. Cotton open Mar. . 20M May . Oct. . .Inly . Dec. . high '2020 low close l!)8. r > 1!W2 206S 2071) 2155 21C9 •20:\'l 20-10 1095 2018 !%!> 1991 20-19 20GO 2140 '2109 2024 2043 an IS 1«88 20(i5 215G 2040 Weather ARKANSAS -Conshlrralilc diness this iiftvrnuon, tonight and 'I liuralny. Scattered thiindcrstiow- crs Ibis afternoon aud Thursday and In north portion tonight. Blame In Pearl Harbor Attack Is Laid To High Army Engineer WASHINGTON, June 14 (UP) — A Congressional committee diaries that mismanagement by an Army colonel, delayed completion of aircraft warning signals in Hawaii before Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor, and that he was iroud of his acquaintance with ships ^to the bottom off the | The committee accuses Colonel Theodore Wyman, Jr,, district Arny engineer at Honolulu, of dis- oast of Dutch New Guinea. The Chinese on the Salwcen riv- :r front are ncaring the last Jsp- inese stronghold on the old Burma road. The, equipped with American, British and Russian arms, have advanced 10 miles beyond captured Lungllng to a point within 24 miles of Tcngchung. The remaining enemy strongpoint already is menaced by Chinese col- .imns from the north and east. Official reconnaissance reports ndlcate the Japanese are digB'ng n for a death fight in that city ^o prevent a junction between the Chinese and Allied forces in the Myitkyina area of Northern Burma. Tlie main enemy forces on the Salween front are believed pocketed In the Tengchung area. In Central China, Chinese garrison troops of Changsha still arc battling to prevent a breakthrough by some 200,000 Japanese. Chinese military spokes men described the situation as tense. In Eastern India, British Impcria forces have fought their way more than 18 miles up the Manlpur valley highway Irom Imphal. Tlmlnating in favor of a Germaii- born contractor, Hans Rohl, in tlie award of a secret Army coustrw:- ion contracts. Rohl, says the committee report, ailed to complete the construction of aircraft, warning systems on two slands in Hawaii within the lime schedule. If he had, the report claims, the Jap s would not have caught us by surprise lu their Pearl Harbor allack. Actually, however, the approach of Jap planes was detected OH Dec. 7. 1941. by an enlisted Army man. He notified his superiors, but the warning was not heeded, The committee report singled out Colonel Wyman for what It called 'particular" blame. But it also declared that other officers were responsible for such defense projects Including Major General Waltei Short, now on the Inactive list and awaiting military trial for negligence. As for Rohl, the German-born contractor, the committee repor says he became a naturalized American citizen only six months beforr officials. It also charges that Colonel Wyman, who is now on overseas luty, established a reputation for i -regularities In the performance of contracts. And also had an un- 'avornlilc reputation as to personal lablls. The rciwrt points to testimony Army officers and hotel em- ployes concerning so-called wild drinking parlies attended by Wyman and Rohl. The report claims that on the night before Pearl Harbor, Wyman attended a parly at the home of Rohl. And while the Jap tombing was In progress, the report says Wyman rushed back to his office in civilian clothes, and in a drunken condition. The report further alleges that Wyman donned his Atniy uniform In the presence of his staff, including women, and began shouting orders to everyone. Representative May, o! Kentucky, chairman of the investigating committee, says the report calls the attention of the Air Department to some facts which the committee considers calls for action by the War Department. And he adds: "Whether or not this completes the investigation depends on the department's attl tude." Acfordlng to the other four inem- licrs of llic party who witnessed the tragedy from the lake bank, the boat capsized when one of the occupants stood up and walked to the opiw.slte end of the boat. The group had gone lo the nine Hole, a populai fishing spot for South Mississippi Coiuitlans located Inside the levee near Wilson, late yesterday afternoon for a welncr roast, and lifter spending the night on the bank arose early to In the lake. The victim, who attended Wttsor High School, came to this Kccllor with Ids family nine years ago fron Athens, Ala. His friends rcportct that although he was not an expert he could swim, and It was l>cllevec the heavy food that the youth hai eaten on the picnic the night before led to his being stricken by cramps when he fell Into the water. 'Hie other members of the partj besides Maclln were J. C. Fleming Ihc victim's brother, John Fleming his cousin, Harold Pcllis, and Edward Wheeler. Funeral services will be held at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at Swif Funeral Home in Osccoia with tin Rev. E. T. Smith, pastor of tin First Baptist Church, officiating Burial will be made at Violet Ccme tcry. New York Stocks AT&T 158 7- Amer Tobacco 703- Anaconda Copper 25 1- Bclh Steel 59 5 Chrysler 03 3- Coca Cola 125 Gen Electric 37 7- two titrongpolnts. Mut the'Nazis were swift to rend. Tlie Muni high command has assigned four J'liniuir divisions to tho urea of Cncn niul nearby Tilly. And ijrcul armored bulLlea now rage on Ihc rim of the Into-tlic enemy area, Thrco Atlactis Near Caen Three of the five German'coun- tcr-iiltnck. 1 ) were hurled In the gen- ernl area of Caen, One was tignnlnl Carcutiin, where llio Nazis linvo forced their way back into the town, previously captured by the mcrlciiiw. And the other counter- llaok was thrown at Monteliourg, 4 miles southeast of Cherbourg, luil einliiitlled M.ionmxjlnt chang- :( hands Bcvcrul times during-the l«lil. - ' ' Allied hoHilmmrtcrs iiat the Gcminlis- 'tmvc "scored oinc local successes, mil Allto 1 dvanccs are continuing around Caiuuont, which wits cnplurcd by ie spearhead column which broke hrough southwest of Caen. Allied dvaticos also are cnnllnulng in ic area of foul L'Ahuo half-way cross the Cherbourg peninsula. The struggle IK heavy everywhere. I ranges from liand-tfl-luntd slug- Ing matches In such places as Vfonlcbonrc, Carcntan aud Ciien lo 'Inld flglitlng In some of llio \vood- d Rectors. Earlier In the day, Germany nd- iilltcd Hie loss of Tilly, hi the Caen sector, nut It's nut clear, In he light of new Oerninii counter- iltackfi, whether or not the Allies low hold Ihc town. Thai sector of llic front, cenlcr- ng on Caen, Is. described by Unlt- •d Press War correspondent filch- ird n. McMillan as a "roaring minefield." He tells of "chains of Ires spoullng geyser-like from inmlets hit by lank shell firo of blown up by the Germans." The streets of CavimoiU, he says, look like a ".scrap-iron foundry—shops and houses gaped wide open, Rtul funnels of smoke pour from every few houses." I'nrLs Hit Continent Allied aerial support of the Invasion rcache r | a new peak today. More than 1500 Flying Fortresses md Liberators, the biggest force of heavy bombers ever In action, iruiuuercd a broad reach of the continent. They centered their assaults on five airfields In Prance, iwo more In Belgium and oil refineries nl Emmerich, Germany. Al the same lime, llio U. S. Ninth Air Force sent over 10 waves of medium bombers to hit enemy Installations and roads behind tho Caen front In direct support of the Allies fighting In that area. As the heavies aud mediums struck, AU)cd fighters and fighter-bombers swarmed all over Ihc batllefront t< hammer a wide variety of targets. By mid-afternoon, the Allies were cslimalcd lo have flown 400 sorties. And It was announced ol ficlally that Ihey had dropped 42, 000 tons of bombs In 56,000 sortie during the first week of the in vasifiu. Allied losses In that week wcr 554 planes, 139 heavy bombers 41 medium bombers, fishier bombers aud fighters. Nazi losses for th same period were 395 planes dcs Civil Administration • Of Homeland Art Issue- Of French General .' WASHINGTON, June 14. (UP)^- Prcncli officials In WaiihtnBlon dlsi closo Unit General Dp Gaulle has refused to' Bend - French otilcgrs to Nmnmndy to work under Allied and military leaders iiv the rcstoiatioii of civil administration. Officials of the French CoiiimlUcd uf Liberation say they'have no lilqa how many French'officers, Iralnccl to' set up "civil administration.In France In tho name of De Gaulle^ have IKCII held In Great Britain by General De Gaulle's order. However, they-point out U«4 .strictly mllltaiy I'rcncli officers Invaded Fiance with American, British and Canadian units, especially with all-borne groups , ^But^thc- Frmich^ln^asl . - tratlon 'of/leers will bo sent In tha absence of nn agreement .between De Gaulle und the Allied govcrn- ic'uts on restoration of government, Do Gaulle's position is said, lo be nit he Intends In no way to Impair illllnry coopeihtlon, but that ho 111 not send officers who are tralri- .1 for civil government work back > their homeland to work under ie Allied military. 5- r After the Invasion, General Elseil- owcr Issued a proclamation to the 'reuch people declaring thut "meiii- icrs of the French mission attached o his headquarters would assist lli| cojile of France In providing their" wn civil administration." Tlic fpl- owlng day General DC Gaulle.ex? resscd dissatisfaction, asserting niit Elsenhower's proclamation seems to foreshadow a:sort of tak- ng ovci of power In France by the Illcd military command.' •»„ Major obstacle In the absence of grecnicnt between the Allied gov,- rnnicnts and DC Gaulle Is Ihe're- iisnl of th,o United States to recog- ilzc De Oaullc as head of a French' irovlslotml government, ^ Gen Motors Montgomery Ward ... N Y Central 173-4 Int Harvester 751-4 D4 1-8 47 1-2 ?vV>rlli Am Aviation 8 1-8 Republic Steel ..„ 17 3-4 Radio 10 3-4 Socony Vacuum 13 1-4 Studcbaker 18 7-E Standard of N J 571-4 Texas Corp 415-3 Packard 55-8 U S Steel 54 3-4 New York Cotton Mnr. May July Oct. Dec. 2011 2020 1080 2017 2012 1085 1905 1965 1993 1088 2135 2142 2120 2142 2138 20G1 2059 2015 2068 2064 troycd in the air. No U. S. Seamen I-osl Allied officials, scanning othc statistics of the Invasion — cam through with some more good new today. The War Shipping Boar said that so far not a single Amcr lean -seaman or merchantman en gaged in the Invasion operation had been lost, only a few Amerl can ships were damaged or sunk and losses were what the boar called "far below what we exepcte or planned for," A U.- S. shlppine reprcsentatlv says that .the Allies last monl sank a greater tonnage of enem shipping In the Atlantic and ifcd Jterrancan thanHhey lost. And dur 2037 2044 2016 2043 2038 ships. Ing May, British and America forces sank more U-boats tha German submarines uermans Pincers Attack | Americans, British ' , ; . Drive On Two Sides .f; Of Key Italian Town :' A L L I ED HEADQUARTERS, ROME, June 14. (UP)—The Allies arc mounting a pincers attack fpv the key Italian town of Orvtetol more than 65 miles above Rome. ;' The town Is an Important communications center. And it rests on an Isolated peak 1000 feet above sea level. ,'f Now American and British forces arc charging forward on both sides of Lake Bolsena In an cfTorl to squeeze the Germans out of tlie nearby town. ^' British armored columns along the western shores of the lake are pressing the Germans back altcr'U flaming, two-day battle. And tlie Americans on the western side of the lake hiwe captured: one town and are nearlng a second town, as they push ahead!about seven miles from the British wing of the pincers. Other American troops have captured » road junction nearer the Tyrrhenian coast and have thus paved the way for a new flanking attack against the -Nazi forces around IjBkc Bolscna. ' ~" The Germans fought.hard for this road junction..'Indeed, the enemy resistance has definitely stiflened all along this front. Tlie Nazis have Quickly set up a new 1 defense line. And Allied troops have punched Into it hi the heaviest fighting -, since Rome fell. ''•',' However, the American commander of tlie tactical air forces In Italy, Brigadier General Savillc, says the new German opposition Is designed only "to gain time for the rabble o! the shattered Nazi armies to reath their main defensive positions .in northern Italy." r'ti'

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