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VOL. XU—NO. 80 &n« Wattc Paper! It /s votoofc/e to </* Wai' fffortt The Bo X Scouls w///coWoet yoS, Scrap Paper ey.ry BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB DOMINANT NEW8PAPEI OF NOHTHKA8T AnK-An, nlo .«r, o^^..™.. ' «•-• W » , 9*+S , Courier New> Blylhevlllo Herald Mississippi Volley Leader NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND BOOTIUEAUT MIB8OOTU BhYTllKVJLI.K, ARKANSAS, WKDNHSDAY. JUNK 21, JEM4 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS CAPTURE OF CHERBOURG APPEARS NEAR TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Mighty U. S. Fleet Seeks i Quick Kayo By JAMBS HARPER United Press SUM Writer The war in Ihe Pacific is catching up with the war in Europe. The decisive battle has started on the shores of France. The decisive battle in the other even now may be raging in the Pacific. Japan has liceii unable to dam with either planes or men the American lido flowing toward its homeland. Apparently, it has decided to risk its warships. If and when tlie enemy fleet Is knocked out, the way would be open lo the Philippines, to China, to Japan itself. True, the path would IK blocked by millions of Jap fighting men and hundreds of Jap planes. But America has proved that it can out-fight the Japs both in the air and on (he ground. 1 'i America also has proved that it r, can oul-flghl Ihe Japs at sea. But this must be remembered. The enemy fleet has won several naval engagements against the Americans, most of them engagements in which air power played liltlc part. The two grcal American naval victories, Midway and Coral Sea, both were principally won by planes. Japs Won With Planes Tills, curiously enough, is a reversal of the tide of war in its first few days. The Japs won their first two naval battles, if they can be called such, with planes alone. Using no more than 150 bombers, they knocked out our Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor, crippling eight battleships and giving them naval superiority for a year. Two days later, the Japs bombed to the bottom of the Gulf of Siam the capital ships "Repulse and Prince of Wales. -* The early ship-agairist-ship clash- j ,'es ol the Pacific war must be chalk- i.'ed up to the credit of the Japs. |, Theyjvon the battles of Macassar, ' Bali-(jiiKl Java Sea. At that time, the*V-"5l America could put Into the i $rf $ Pacific to stop Japan's ad- .1 vViiLi tonnid ; .'Australia was two [S, **1S ,'c'Mjsers.llyi(l.;]p5s thag- U^S^Jap Fleets May Be In Battle K , Touqh Going in France—But Yank Rangers Make It , -."Hiln" ,the Japs steamed into the 'Cora] Sea off Australia. Tlie battle, America's first naval victory of Ihe war, was slrlctly a fight between carrier based planes. Not a single ^jfoig naval gun was fired. The Amer^ leans won, not because of any great naval losses inflicted on the Japs, but because Ihey checked the enemy's advance toward Australia. King Guessed Higbl Al thai, point. Admiral King made one of Ihe most crucial decisions in this nation's history. Guessing that, the Japs would then strike nl. another point, he stripped the Rnuth Pacific bare of naval vessels, left Australia virtually unprotected, and massed In the Central Pacific. He cuessed rfeht. The Japs srnt an invasion armada toward Widway. Explaining the situation afterwards to the late Secretary of Nnvy Knox in a war progress report. King said: "Our carriers and supporting ves- fls were recalled from the South Pacific. That was the decision. The rest of the slory, the battle of Midway, is history." The turnine point in the Pacific wnr. that battle of Midway, look place a little over two years ago. American Midway-based and car- /jkTler nlancs ripped into the Jap. ^•armada, which wheeled and fled. American naval vessels took up the chance. Of 80 Japs ships, 20 were dwtroyittl or damaged. By that time, America had be- j:nn to win the battle of the assembly line. Since Julv 1940, the United Stales hat! arfdcd lo lls fleet eight balllcshins. 100 carriers. 20 cruisers. 600 dcstrovers and dost roycr-escoris and 100 submarines. Now we not only surpass the Jap navy, we surpass any navy in the VnrJr!, Tlie Unites Stales fleet, Is believed lo he two-lhirds aeain as large ns the Japanese fleet. The Jans are lirllevert to have about 14 battleships, cii>hl. to 10 carriers. 70 cruls- f-rs and claw lo 100 submarines. Japan's navy has expended its personnel three-fold since the war slarlcd. But the United Stales has expanded its personnel over 15-fold. Our naval firepower has Irinled. In every department, we arc superior lo the Japs. And even now wn may be Increasing thai superiority in a great show-down battle. Negro Is Sentenced For Snatching Purse Junior Allen Johnron, 18. Negro. pleaded guilty In Municipal Court Vshts mornine to pettv larceny and assault and battery In connection with the theft of a nurse from a Nrero Woman June 10. The youth was sentenced to six months in jail, and fined Sid on the pettv larceny charge, and fined an additional 510 on the assault nnd battery charge. The Negro woman contended Ihe boy grabbed her near the railroad on Second street as she was walking home Saturday night, and took her nurse. Officers found S9.80 on the boy, who led police to the place where he had allegedly towed the purse, u photo from NE/1) Piiolos above should give you some idea of what Allied invasion forces were up against in storming the clill-backed beaches of France, On heights of cliif seen in these pictures, a Nazi gun emplacement commanded a vilal sector of the beach below. Al the assigned momcnl, Ihc U S Army Rangers struck. At left, they are pictured as, with sleallh and speed, Ihc-y climb a narrow ladder, up the clilj-face. Once atop the 'brow, they stormed the enemy, "immobilix.ld" Ihe gun ,.j_ Closeup at rlfiht shows Rangers, going up'to consolidate position after wiping out Germans.' '. /i/ I'm Sorry/ Lytteltdn Tells Commons-WashingtonQuieter WASHINGTON, Juno 21 (U.P.)—The hullabaloo in Washington over Capt. Oliver Lyttclton's speech has died down somewhat Most Washington officials agree that the British minister of production's faux pas was merely a result of a poor choice of words. The only official to make a complaint today is Senator Lucas of Illinois, who says that ha thinks Lylielton should resign his post. Lucas made his deiumcmtion in 1 ' the Senate where he described LyHelton's remark a,s one you might expect from Tokyo or Berlin. The British minister apologized*— — for his remark' that the United States provoked Japan into war, when he appeared in the House of Commons today. He said he was only trying to make clear Britain's gratitude for the help given her In the war against Germany before Ihe Japs attacked the U. S., and that his remark was one of error and not of Intention. Dcwey Slill Silcnl With the Republican convention's opening only four days off, Governor Thomas Dewey still has nothing to say. He docs reveal that he has been in touch with New York Republican leaders at Chicago, but he said that what he told them still is no ones business but his own. Asked outright If he had any comment on development-'; in Chicago, Dewcy answered with a simple "No." However the Republican National Convention preliminaries got into full swing today and except for a number of minor disputes things ar c going smoothly. Airs. Claire Boothe I,ucc. started one dispute when she refused lo follow the convention speech schedule which lists Herbert Hoover first for a 45-111(111110 speech followed by Ihe customary half hour of ovation. Mrs. Luce says she will speak first, or she won't speak at all. Even chairman Harrison Spangler of the National Committee says hp doesn't know which will speak first. Willkic Ignored Wendell V/illkie's friends are complaining because he hasn't been asked to address the convention. Chairman Spangler has an answer :o that one, though, he saysVVillkle is not a convention delegate and no one but delegates may address the convention except by unanimous consent. Governor Ellis Arnnll of Georgia, a Roosevelt supporter who nevertheless complains against the ad- jninistralfon's treatment of the South, says there are sabotaging forces In Ihe Democratic party. In n letter to the chairman of the State Democratic Committee, Arnall charges there are underground members qf the Democratic party that don't have the courage to fight under a Republican banner, and that the revolt of the southern Democrats Is sabotage. GI Pay Boost Approved A bill which, would give Incentive pay increases lo infantry troops and a 50 per cent pay boost for glider troops has been approved by the House Military Affairs Com- mittee. ' Major General Miller White, chief of Army personnel, say s the GI Joes should have some reward for the hardships they suffer. Under the approved bill all Infantry men qualifying for- the expert Infantrymen's badge would get an additional five dollars, and all troops In action who have the combat badge would have $10 added to their base pay. Two hundred and twelve striking workers at the Harvey Spring and Forging Company in" Racine, Wise., will have to go back lo work if they want Ihe War Labor Board lo' consider their appeal. A telegram from the WLB to the strikers union says lhal only when full production has been resumed will It continue to process Ihe appeal. The workers ars striking over a five and one halt cent wage increase. Chicago Wheat open high low close July . 158H 158'/, 15C ISG'.l 151 TL Sept, . 157 151H 155S 155% 157 'Stronger' In Office Proves Secretary's Son LITTLE ROCK, June 21 (UP) —Mrs. Ada Core, secretary to Governor Adkins of Arkansas. received her last letter from her fighter-pilot son, Meul. Je«e Core, last December. Then he was in Italy after having taken part in the North African, Sicilian and Italian campaigns. She got an occasional cablegram, but no mail because he was in n restricted zone. The other day, her husband tried lo send Jesse a cablegram lo inquire how he was. but the cablegram was returned. Mrs. Core tc.-jk that bravely enough. Then yesterday afternoon, she was sitting at her desk when an officer walked In. She asked if he were Major So-and So to see the Governor. "Gosh, no," he told her. Then she recognized him. "Baby!- she shouted and gathered Ihe six-foot be-nwustachcd pilot into her arms. Things were pretty hysterical around the Governor's office for a while, Work To Start On New School Leachville District- Lets Contract For ' $37,546 Building LEACHVILLE, June 21. — Construction of a new scnil-fii'cproof elementary school building here will begin immcdialcly with Ihe awarding Monday of a $37,546 contract to C. A. Stuck and Sons of Joncs- boro. The new building will replace the school house destroyed by fire over a yenr ago. To be located on the school site near the high school, gymnasium, home economics, and agriculture buildings, the new schoolhouse will have brick and tile walls, tile partitions, concrete floors, and a wood frame roof, uzzcll S. Branson of Blythcvlllc is architect for the building, which will have 13 classrooms, a library and principal's office. It Is expcclcd to be completed in lime for Ihc opening Fall term of school in November. A central heating system Is planned lo heat all the school buildings. Construction of the new schoolhouse was recently approved by Ihc War Production Board. Far Hie past year, grade school children have been attending classes In (lie gymnasium and churches since the lew.? of the school In the early Spring of 1943. Le Roy Carter is president of tlie local school board. Leo Bcardcn serves as vice president, and Nelson Henry is secretary, other member arc Jerry Poe an ( [ R.. P. sidplcy. S. K. Garrett is superintendent of I.e.ichvillc schools: He was former Junior High principal at Bly- thcvllle. U.S. Fliers Hit Enemy Carrier In Genoa Harbor Thundcrbolfs Attack Former Italian Ship, Scoring Direct Hits A L L 1 K n HKADQUARTHUS Roome, June 21. (UP)—American •It-men today hurled u crashing alack on nn oni'my aircraft carrier n the harbor of Genoa. Thunderboll flijhter-boinbcis scor- d live direct hits on Ihc wmship "id returning pilots snld they loll )lack smoke billowing luno fret ibove the carrier. The ship Is believed to be Die 20,000 ion Rc|;o!o, which was seized by the Germans lasl acplwnbw. a nlso Is believed Ihc liegolo had Iwen damaged mid was undcccolnii repairs id Genoa. The Thunderbolt.-! iitl:u:k llmmi-h intense anll-alm-nfl nn llirown up by Ihc Jlrgolo'fl butteries mid era's other ship and shore gun In Ihe harbor. Then the plnncs .swung back nd raked the ship with irmchluc- iin lire. One Thunderbolt was no heavily dntimgcd lliat HID pilot hud lo ball cut near the hurbor. He was picked up by n Cntnllnn flying houl which landed In the middle of a coastnl minefield to rescue him. In central HiUy, Urltlsh troops cleared the Clcrmuns from Pcru- Kla. nuickly occupied the town, •ind pushed on several miles bc- Kiml. There were no major changes on the Filth Army fnml. However, the French have occupied several towns In a four mile advance, mid the Am- crlcnns captured a hill 10 miles north of Grosscto. , , ' Rains mid stubborn Nuzl delaying action hampered the Allies nloiir the central battlefrnnl. nul on the Adriatic .the lii-lllsh rivovc iiorlh nil- other four miles almost nI will. in Vntlcnn City, the J'ope conferred today with Myron C. Taylor, President Roosevelt's ncreoiinl cinls- sniy, Taylor refused to reVCHI the purpose, nl Id-; visit. New York Stocks A T fc T JBO Amcr Tobacco 70 Anaconda Copper . 20 Beth Steel \\\\\ ci Chrysler 95 Coca Cola 127 Oen FJectrlc 3") Gen Motors 63 Montgomery Ward 48 N, V Central 18 Inl Harvester 78 North Am Aviation 8 Republic Steel 18 Radio n Socony Vacuum Studebaker Standard of N J Texas Corp Packard U S Steel N. 0. Cotton open high low close Mar. . 2053 205D 2050 2056 2043 May . 2030 2035 2027 2035 2021 July . 2188 2092 2187 2190b 2185 Oct. . 2100 2108 2098 2099 2096 Dec. , 2077 2031 2012 2016 2067 Vets Of Foreign Wars fleet F.I Dorado Man KL, DORADO, Ark., June 21. (UP) -John M. Shacklcfnrd of El Dornclu has been elected Arkansas department commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was elected yesterday al the final session of Ihc VPW's 13lh annual encampment to succeed Robert Stiles of Little Rock. Other officers Include: D. E. Hcn- drieks of Mountain Home, senior vice commander, and Robert E. Lot- lln of Fort Smith, Junior vice commander. Fort Smith was chosen ns the site for the 1945 encampment. War Bond Sales Far From Goal BIyrhcvillc Needs Over $250,000 More Sales To Meet Quota BlythcviUc patriots yesterday helped boost the Fifth War Loan. Dj-lvc with their of $.12.125, bringing the total sales in Ihc clly to $414.44.1. nut every cltimn In the district will have to increase his efforts to buy more bonds If the quota, $1,000,000, Is lo be met, campaign leader pointed out. While the naval forces of (he Allies and (lie Japanese are probably in the grcatcsl naval balllc of hlslory, those on the home front musl make their contribution for vlctor v In (he form of buying more bonds, while (heir sons and friends of the U. S. Navy nre making untold sacrifices In their battle for supremacy of the ocean, drive leader stressed. At noon today no rcporls from outlying districts concerning their sales had been received. According to the first reports of sales from Ihe district, of which B. A. Lynch Is chairman, a total of $1,465,122 in War Bonds has been sold lo dale, with a miola of $4,700,00 lo be met if the drive in this district Is to be a success. North Mississippi County lend the district .sales, with Oreenc County running second with sales amounting la $330,400 and a quota of $150,000. Poinsell County ranks third with total sales of $325,000 nnd a quola of $350,000. Cralghead County with a quota of $1,150,000, hns sold 4224,237 In Bonds, South Mississippi County's sales have reached $132,576 with a goal of $700,000, tind sales In Oiay County are $38,403, with n quota n! $450,000. Long-Awaited Naval Showdown Is Reported West of Marianas liy llnlleil 1'iess Both American mid enemy .source;, HKrcc u, nl „ lmva | Dalllo mvolviUK major forces of the United Slates' and .fiipmic-so fleets apparently is underway in the western Nnvy Secretary Korrcslal says there is some indication that our Pacific fleet at last lias suwmedud in bringine' the .lap Heel lo Imy for a .showdown. And Admiral Kinp fleet commander in chief, says he i.s not worried about the oul- como. Japanese radio broadcast .stale flatly Hint the battle already is racing in Hie broad 1'acifiu expanse between the 1 luliiipmoB ami the Marianas Islands, where American invasion forces are mi-shin^ ahwid hi a drive lo lake over Saipan. Forrestnl say B llmt because of the * required radio silence, there Is no definite Information thai the imval bAUle lint ''been Joined, but thai thorn Is every Indication »n ciiKulli!- mcnt Is imdcnvuy. He says the enemy's surface units have been •sighted milling around In recent day s some 500 lo 1100 miles west ol Baipan. The Japs nrc pulling mil KOmo lurid stories, apparently in nu cf- foil to goad the United Slates Inlo iirnmnliire disclosure of (he situation in nnd around Ihe Marlnn- ns, Jiilis <;i;itm Sutiecssc.i In the first place, an enemy news dlsimteli claims tlml one AmcrlcanbulUcshlp was sunk nnd two others dmnaged ill buttles olf Saipiin last Friday. '1'lic Japs also list one heavy cruiser mid one light mikcr sunk, four other cruisers and four alr- criifl cniTlcrn as damiigod. I'rcsumnbly. this enemy claim refers to iiction during the American landings on Saipan, and not to Ihc reported big nnwil biilllo now believed lo bo raging. However, we Inive .'Iho nurd of Admiral NlmlU as of. ycalerday, Unit, iioiic of x our coiiibal vessels wna* Irtst. Ihough sonic auxUUrlclt Inndlrig crhfl, sujTfercd daniagc nnd from nciir-mlsscs , Against that, lie li (t isted Japanese losses nl some 000 planes, 300 pf them lasl Saturday alone, when the Jap Air Force made a 'dcspcriilu try to break up the Invasion of Saipan. 'Ihe Japs, In addition lo reporting Ihc big navnl bailie Is underway, now claim lhal our Saipan invasion was n failure. A Tokyo dfspalch claims thai American defensive ixj.slllnus on fialpun have been cffccllvely smashed. We Hold Airdrome However, the facts arc, we control the southern parl of Salpiin island, and hold Ihe Aslllo airdrome from which long-range American seaplanes already are operating. Moreover, our planes and flccl nulls have been bombing and shelling Tlnlnn Island— soiilh of Saipan, In apparent preparation for expansion of our operations to other islands In the Marianas group. The invasion of Saipan, only four hours flying time from Japan Itself, apparently goaded the Japanese fleet oul of hiding. If the imval battle, us Indicated, is underway It may lurn oul to be Ihc greatest sen engagement In his- lory. and provide the big turning point In the wnr against Jannii. Along this line, vice president Wnlliice raises the possibility that Ihe Japs might be beaten In the corning yenr. In Chungking on a tour as President Roosevelt's rcp- rcsejitiillve. Wnllncc made a speech at a slate dinner In his honor. "We have good reason to hope," said the vice-president, "thai the eighth year will be the final year of Japanese aggression In China, Asia and the Pacific." Nevertheless, reports from the China hattlcfronts make 11 clear lhal there's still a lot of hard- ftghtitiK ahead. A ChuneMng com- munique acknowledges lhal Ihc Chinese nave up the vital rail city of Chaugsha before an overwhelming force of 50,000 Japs. But, the communique says the cncniy paid a heavy price for success. A- 17 Coupons To Expire LITTLE KOCK, June 21. (Upi — The OPA reminds Arkansas motorists that their new A-12 gasoline couiwns become valid Thursday. The old A-H's, If anyone has any left, expire al midnight tonight. Accused Slayer Held FOKRKST CITY, Ark., June 21 (U.P.)—Deputy Prosecutor E. J. Butler says that a Negro has been bound over to grand Jury action In connection with the slaying of a Wtdcncr Junction farmer. Coroner II. w. Hughes ordered Grant Long held for the grand jury nfler fanner William J. Moore died of knife wounds. Butler says he understands the fanner was knifed during an argument over a hog. Weather • •-*' ARKANSAS—Pair this afternoon, tunlght and Thursday. Warmer In „„ cast nnd north portions tonight, findings of fact. f inns Under New Pressure To Quit War lly (lulled Press Finland Is loitering under both military and diplomatic pressure. The Red Army sweeping onward nlrciuly is slrlklns miles lieyoud captured Vilpurl. And Finnish diplomats nrc iitleniptiiiH to match Ihc speed of Russian soldiers pursuing Ihe Finns loward Helsinki. The fall of Vilpurl Incrciiwd dc- miindH on Finnish President Ryll lo a peace government, lint h umlci'slcuxl Hie Germans once again iu-c trying lo prevent Finnish cnpllulallon. However, Ihe Germans seem disinclined lo send im v more Nav:l soldiers to Finland In an effort lo s^op the Russians', An unofficial report said Colonel Qcneral Jodl, chief of\thc Joint general'stuff of the QcniAn Army, Nnvy nnd Air Fnrjic, personally visited Marshal naroii Manlierhclm with a sjicclid message! from Hitter. The report snld Berlin presumably was threatening-' the Finns with reprisals or promising help against Russia, or holh. Hut Ihc British radio said Man- ncrliclm hns inkon Iho lend In forming n new Finnish government to discuss pence. Lieutenant Sneed Bags Nazi Plane; Receives Award Shonlliig down a Ucrinnn fighter piano and receiving the Air Mcdnl wllh bnk Leaf Cluslcr came almost nl Hit; same lime lo Lieut. Jmne.s W. Sliced Jr., son of Mrs. E. W. Sliced who Ihls week received news of his award and Ills success In downing the enemy. Writing that he had dedicated a mission lo his slsler, Miss Jane Sliced because of her graduation from ISlythcvllIc High School, Lleu- tenant Bnecd said the plane he Mcsscrschmllt shol down was k 109. "I see lots of all countries In Europe from the air and Berlin Is 70 per cenl in ruins", he wrolc. Because of his many missions completed already, he expects lobe home before September allhough he has been In foreign service only five months. Because he Is stationed In England, U Is believed ho participated In Ihe Invasion of Franco but Ihe lasl letter received was wrllleii Jun c Higher Temperatures Reported In Arkansas LlTl'LE ROCK, June 21 (UP)— Summer came to the country today and Arkansas cltlnens didn't need to look aL the calendar lo become aware of the new season. Hot weather came hack with a bang after the slate had been bathed with Spring-like breezes for a couple of days. It will be fair, says the weatherman, and warmer. The mercury was climbing at noon. Fort Smith reported an even 31 degrees at 12:30 and Pine Bluff niirl Liltle Rock each had an even 00. Temperature In Blythcvlllc at 2 o'clock this afternoon was 92. A P and L Decision Near LITTLE ROCK, June 21 (UP) — A flnnl decision In the long-pending Arkansas Power and Light Company rate case appears lo be near. Approximately 50 days hearings have been held since the Utilities Commission ordered the company lo show cause why its electric rale base should not be determined and lower rates fixed. Tlic commission wanted to know why lower rales should not be employed after the company refused B refund to customers of excess earnings In 1043. Lawyers for both the company and commission have been directed to file briefs supporting, proposed U.S. long Toms' Loli Shells Info Embattled City Foe May Be Blasting Harbor Installations Before Trying Escape • LONDON, Juno 21 <U.P.)—TJ)e Ocrinnii defense of Cherbourg It described at Supreme Headquarters us In UK filial hours. FicM dispatches say Ihc Germans lire speeding up their dcmolHlohs, riml they're unofficially reported lo Imvo begun evacuating the city, —milling out northwestward Into the Capo UoLn Hague. " Tlie dei mans arc understood to DC blowing up bnrbor installations nntl sinking whatever nhlus nre available ,lo Wow tlio mouth 'of the harbor, nil of which, h a logical prelude' lo cviicuntlan. ., A spokesman at. General Elscn- licwcrs headquarters says the fight- lnn on the peninsula now paratively light.. The American iidvnnco has been so thai the Ocrmnus, constantly reeling- back, hiwcn't had n chiince to put up «. strong defense. If thn Germans Intniul to iiban- don Cherbourg, they'd heller hurry; The Vichy inillo says the city Is holiiB shelled from the sea. And Iho Inlrst icpoiU plnccd Ameilcau fighting men at. the city's oul- .sklrjs. Tallinn .up against Cherbourg's .Inner fortifications. There were sonic, reports Hint the Americans nlreiidy. had -crossed Into the city and some- polnls, but Ihcsc .;ii|ipcarcd to be premature. Civilians Kvacuatcd i American 155 mllllmclei ' Long Tom" mini nrc diopplng shell- Into the city The big guns aKi have ,wt flic lo n forest southeast of Ohcrlioiug In n bid to smoke Iho Nazis .out All civilians, except those 1 working In lls nrsenal, liavc been; evacuated The civilians arc clustered .near the city's gate's so tlioy cnn'rcltirn, hpnjq'^ss, foon an • tile-AincrlcfliH brcnk through Lining Jroop-doggcd inuds, they fonn n sort of eliecrlng section for Iho Yanks, , waving French and American /Ings. Allied medium nnd fighter bombers are closely supporting ;.tflm American advance with sharp attacks on enemy giui positions. American atrpower nlso has been hurled agiilu at Berlin. More than 2000 American heavy bombers aud fighters struck one of. the' heaviest Wows of the wnr al. the Oer- mnn capital today. The raiders met relatively .small • hcrlnl ' opposition. However, Iho 1COO Flying Fortresses nnd Liberators, prelected by'h'.like number of fighters, flew through one of the heaviest nnti-alrcraft hnrraijes yd thrown up in defense of the clly Shuttle Raid Indicated But the raiders pressed' homo their attack, kindling fires, which" through up a curtain of . .'sir/lice that almost obscured the sprawling city. Enemy broadcast says' part of the fleet flew cast beyond Bp£- lin, suggesting that they.,might hnvc gone on-to Russian bases In n shuttle raid. Incidentally, 12 American Heavy bombers are reported to. hnvc landed In Sweden today. ' It also was revealed In 'London lods-.y that over 19,000 tons of bombs have been dropped In 2503 sorties by Allied planes on Germany's robot. plane,' launching bases. The raids, taking place over five months, nrc believed to have reduced robot .attacks on Britain to n fraction of what.was.planned. Nonetheless, the • robots still are coming over. In spite of those attacks. Just .as Allied officials were about to congratulate themselves on n 21-hour lull In i Ihe jcl-pro- jielled torpedo assaults, they began to roar across the channel with oven wore frequency than before. A British announcement says that the attacks have "Increased slightly" nnd have caused damage nnd casualties In southern England. The Porst Lord of the Admiralty, A. V. Alexander calls the robot bombing "the newest and deadliest form of atlack on the civilian population." Alexander says the Britten people will be "tested' 1 by .the campaign. But he predicts Hint "nothing can prevent 'Victory." ' Livestock . •» *'.•"'.? ST. LOUIS, June 21 (UP)—Hogs 12,00, salable 10,000, holdovers 800. Top' 13.70. 180-270 pounds 13.70. 140-160 pounds 11.00-12.15; sows 10.85-11.00. Callle 4,200; salable 2,800; calves 1,800 all salable; good mixed yearlings nnd heifers 14.25-15; cows 9.25-10.50; stocker and feeder steers 9.75-14. 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