The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 24, 1944 · Page 1
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Sovi W<fs«e Paper/ It h valuable to fhe War fftortl TAe Bay Scours w,7/ coHcct yoS7 Scrap Poptr .v,ry Saturday BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OK NORTtntABT AIJKANHIQ »wr, o^,n,.»..»- ^ * ¥ ^"^ VOL. XLI-NO. 83 Blylheville Daily Newi Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader Tornado Kills 137 In West Virginia And Pennsylvania l!y Dulled Tress The dentil toll from the tornado which ripped through western Pennsylvania and West Virginia last night now is reported ;il 137. Nearly 1000 are known to have been injured by the freak twister. Some of the stricken communities are still cut off )>y broken telephone and telegraph lines Tlie tornado struck In West Vir- 4 - ginla about nightfall The ston 11 struck with such speed nml concentrated fury that buildings ap-i pcnrcd to explode. The town of Shinnston Is hardest hit ol some 15 towns ;ind villages in West Virginia. The little mining community lists 45 persons dentl nml (it least 100 injured. The twister finally spent Itself near Pittsburgh. The storm missed Pittsburgh but concentrated its final force heavy tit McKeesport. Properly damage Is reported particularly heavy ut McKeesport, where at least, 12 persons were killed and several hundred Injured. Charles Shatter of McKeesport describes the tornado as a "mile lilgli cone filled with roof tops, trees and other debris." dozen other communities in Pennsylvania were badly damaged. Throughout (he devastated areas, the injured were treated in schools, churches and in jammed hospitals. _ate Bulletins LONDON', June 24 lirilisU naval forces have foiled :i German attempt to evacuate some of llicir forces from Cherbourg. A small convoy of seven enemy merchantmen tried tn leave Ihc oily last night. Two of Ihe ships were destroyed, three others were seriously damaged ami l!ie remaining livo sought refuge in the channel islands. w western W. 0. Johnson Dies Yesterday Retired Railroad Man Will Be Buried Here Tomorrow Afternoon William Oscar Johnson, veteran railroad man who was retired less IhanHwo months ago, died yesterday afternoon at his 'home, 1123 ?. West Ash, of a he aft'-ailment,'? He was 73. ,- ; ; i.- ; '•'-?•;' V - Mr. Johnson, who canie-tb%'Mis- sissippi county in 1905 was 1 : employed -on the Blythevilie "Btifaette ^./nrid...... fl<ifjJss.lpni, .RiverSte\j(Md - owned ; by Three Stnles' : Lumb'er Company. ;in 1021 he became connected with the Cotton Belt and the old Blytheville Leachville and Arkansas Southern line which was owned by the Chicago Mill Lumber Company. Moving to Wilson in 1934, he was locomotive engineer •J|]in thc Delta Valley and Southern 1 'line, which run from Wilson lo Evadale Junction, until his retirement April 1. He then returned to Blytheville. He was horn in Savannah, Tenn., and lived for a while at Blrigcly, Tenn., where lie was a member o! Odd Fellows Lodge. Masonic Lodge anci Knighls of Pythias. H c leaves his wife, Mrs. Lcona Johnson of Blytheville, two sons J. R. Johnson of Pine Bluff, anc Thomas Johnson of Chaffce, Mo. n daughter. Mrs. Leroy Dougan of Washington, D. C.; a brother, Ed Johnson of Manila, and a sister Mrs. Maude Gill of Canilhersville Mo. His only daughter arrived here yesterday morning in lime to be with him before lie died. Her husband. Pvt. Leroy Dougan, also « former resident of Blytheville who now Is in the Army stationed al Camp Mead, Md., was believed en route here today for the funeral Funeral services will be held a 3:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at .^Jhe family home with the Rev. E. ~ O. Brown, pastor of the. First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be made at Elmwood Cemetery. Cobb Funeral Home Is in charge of arrangements. VATICAN CITY, June 24 (DP) —Pope Plus received Robert Murphy, President Roosevelt's representative at Allied Headquarters in Italy, In private audience .today. HOME, June IM (UP.)—Medium forces of American heavy bombers raided three Urgcls In Romania loilay, Die Ploe.sti oilfields area, a railway bridge, and a railway repair depot. I'Oim.ANf), Ore., Jimp 2-1 (U.V.) — A Russian freighter sank in the Willamette Kiver .today after capsizing al the Portland dry dock. BAAF Sergeant Recognizes Son In News Photo A Blytheville Army Air Field sergeant got ciuitc a thrill when he opened the Friday, June 16, copy o the Courier News ami recognize! his son in a NBA photo from Eng land. His son, an Air Force-cap tain, was shown with a group o pilots os-'Col. Jimmy Stewart, for SRcrji;creeu-^ s&rV -jsvos.-; distribute flight forms to' pilots before", the took oil to participate In thc In vanon of France. Sergt. Warren R. Carter of Hi 702nd Squadron told the Courie News that since his.son, Capt. War ren R. Carter, had written that Col onel Slcwart was his operation officer, tlie picture of the film ar.tor attracted attention. Then lie noticed that his son also was in the group. Captain Carter, who has been in the service for two-years, arrived overseas on Christmas Day. He Is 21. His father has been stationed at thc local field for more thr.n a year. ^EWBPAPEt 0> NOHTHKA8T AUKANSA8 AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHBVIir.E, ARKANSAS. SATURDAY, JUNK 24,. 1044 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS CHERBOURG DEFENSES BROKEN Russians Attack At Vitebsk Great Fortress New York Stocks AT T .................. 159 7-8 Amcr Tobacco ............ 70 3-4 Anaconda Copper ........ 26 3-g Belli Steel ................ 61 3-6 Chrysler ............ , ...... S5 1-4 Gen Electric .............. 381-4 Gen Motors ......... ..... 64 1-2 Montgomery Ward ........ 48 1-8 In White Russia May Be Doomed First Big Objective Of Summer Offensive May Be Cut Off Soon MOSCOW, June 24, (UP.)—The Russians have stormed the main icdgchog posilions nt Vitebsk, the first major objective in Russia'? summer offensive. Moscow dispatches Indicate that quick blows culling the Nazis' last railroads out of Vitebsk virtually have doomed thc great White Russian Vitebsk is considered thc key to mopping up White Russia, (he las' stable piece of Russian territory held by tho Germans except foi the Baltic Stales. The Gemini opinion of its worth is indiciUcc by extensive fortifications hull around thc city. German civilians were moved ii lo dig a maze of ami-lank trenches and lo fell Irccs n.s tank ob staclcs. Soviet field dispatches say tin central front offensive is develop lug smoothly. The Russians stead ily are extending their gains of more than nine miles in a double break-Hi rough on cither 'side of Vitebsk. Other forces broke into German positions cast of Mogilev at the southern end of the offensive, and on both sides of the >- n llway. Thc highway Is tlie shortest Invasion route to Warsaw and Berlin. Back in the 18th century, during thc Seven Years' War, the Russians advanced against the Prussians along, this'same road and in V7CO actually Areiched Berlin and rati- sacke'd ttiei'-'CSpltal. ' , ; . Russian reports mention only thc fighting around Vitebsk, but the Germans say the whole 300-mile front from Pskov to MoGilcv is flaming into action. In Washington, military observers point out Ihc offensive will be a material help to (be second front. They believe German manpower already- lias been drained considerably, Judging from the enemy lack of strength in Normandy and Italy. And war on a ttiird front would draw off whatever reserves the Nazis have Jell. Incidentally, unconfirmed reports /rom Stockholm say the Germans cither have promised to send help or actually have landed two di- vlsllons in Finland to help beal off the Russians. U.S. Fighters Slowly Wrest So/pan From Japanese In Toughest Fighting Since Attu Saipan—Gateway to Japan N Y Central 18 3-4 Int Harvester 171-4 North Am Aviation B 1-2 Republic Steel 18 5-f Radio 11 Socony Vacuum 13 1-2 County Completes New Gravel Roads Costing $32,172 The completion today of a 10- and-a-lialf miles of new graveled road cast oi Big Lake levee will open up the newly cleared country in that section, County Judge Roland Green said today. One of Ihc recently completed roads begins at the west end of Hie Half Moan gravel road and progresses due north for five miles. Another road runs cost and west from Frankum's Store for four-and- a-half inilcs. The third new road Is a mile west of the end of the Half Moon road. Built by Ben M. Hogan Construction Company of Little Rock, the roads'are 14 feet wire, with four Inches of gravel. Total cost of the construction of the new roads amounted to $32,172. York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open high low close . 2069 2069 2063 5065 2013 . 2050 2050 2042 2046 2052 . 2113 2175 2110 2111 . 2089 2090 2032 2085 2032 2170 2172 2171 2104 2105 2111 N. 0. Cotton open Mar. . 2071 May . 2052 July . 2106 Oct. . 2108 Dec. . 2089 high low close 2072 2052 2198 2112 2089 2066 2068 2076 2043 2047 2055 2193 2104 2108 2105 2110 2116 2088 2087 2093 Studebaker 18 5-8 Standard of N J 57 Texas Corp 47 3-4 Packard 5 7-8 u S Steel 57 1-2 ' Johnson. Slayer To Die July 28 TEXARKANA, Ark, June 24 (UP) —Thirty-year-old George Johnson, a Negro, Is to di e In the. electric chair July 28 for the slaying of Mrs. Minnie Ma. v Boatwright. Johnson signed confession shortly after IiLs arrest on May 28. He said, though, that the slaying was not premeditated. He testified that he killed Mrs. Boalwright with a club. Time allowed to file a motion for a new trial was waived by »y l/nlled Press The biUllu of Hnlpiui Is developing Inlo a yiiid-by-yard slugging thatch, with Ihc Junanesc defenders ri'lylnn largely on guerrilla tactics. Nowhere on tho island arc Ihe Japs using mussed Infantry formations. liven when Ilioy sentl oul liinks In (ilrcngtli, they full to follow up with a co-ordlniited grciunil-troop drive. As u result Ihe coastal pliihi Is littered willi Imriind-nnt enemy llglil and medium Innks, Salpan's coaslul plain and foothills arc a) ni o.s I empty of orgnnlged Jap mills. Tho enemy Is llghllnn from a .succession of Ilineslooiic cliffs rising like giant knife blades around Mount T(ipi)tclmu, rronrcss Slow Shoer^juiiKle-edvered cliffs guard Hie mountain, and hnrd-blllcn Yank nriny and 'marine veterans arc scaling Uiem in thc toughest Pacific fighting since Ihc Attu campaign In thc Aleutians. Our men arc incasuring tholr gains In terms of yards, Otlior iniirliic dcliichmcnl.i circled HID piillsades above the lown'"ol liiuiliiii, and scored an advance ol about one mile. .The entire soulluve.slcrn section nt the Island, below the Asllto n! drome, has been turned Inlo a nighty military linsc. Shells IniliK ml from this area along thc mouu- I''Ji' day n ml iilgiil. The bulk of American Iroops are ire.vihig northward lor the capture •>f Tu|X)lcliuu ixmlnsula, which cn- ;losc« MiiKlcloimc Bay. Such n vlc- ory would give llio Invaders 'at least mlf of the Island, and Insure tho fall of the capital at Qnrnpnn. From our. command post, Gara- lan's business district looks a good leal. like Qasslno In Italy. Il/ls a mass of desolate rubble,' wllli only :lmlky white. walls rising here nnd thorn 'from the wreckage. ;,Thc official Nlppfliicsc news agen- Map above shows Siapan and Tlniini Islnnds, only 14G5 miles from Tokyo, where Aincrlcniis battle Ja|K after one of the war's most during invasions of strongly held Jap positions. Mrs. R. L, Cable Dies Yesterday In Atlanta, Ga. Mrs. R. L. Cnble died at 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon nt tho home of a daughter, Mrs. A. II. Scruton, in Atlanta, Ga., where stie had been visiting. Mrs. Cable, 71, became ill a week ago. A resident of Dlylhevllle for Ihc past five ycurs, Mrs. Cnble made her home here with another daughter, Mrs. R. W. Hatch, 323 North Fifth. She was born and reared near Greenwood, Miss. She leaves two other daughters besides Mrs. Scrnton and Mrs. Hatch. They arc Mrs. W. O. Weeks of Pascagoula, Miss., and Mrs. K. M. Bennett of Memphis. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow al Cobb Funeral Home with the Rev. B. C. Brown, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will bo made at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis. He Also Serves . . Veteran Postman Would Retire But For War Visions of care-free days of fishing, resting, and more fishing are gone for the duration for Theodore Logan, vbttrnn mail carrier, who has delivered mall on the same route in Blylhcvlllc for thc'past 26 years. Thc G6-ycar-old postman has been "drafted." Although on April 18, 1943 Mr. Logan reached thc age for rellremcnt, the Post Office asked him to continue his services until the peace, so he, as many other Americans, put his pleasant plans aside as he awaits a fairer day when he can pursue his favorite pastime of fishing. During his career as mail carrier. Mr. Logan has chalked up 101,400 miles to ills credit as he walked his 13 mites dally through heat, rain, snow and hail to deliver his precious cargo to his customers. It has been a pleasant task, Mr. Logan reminisced although one sees much tragedy as it Is his lot lo deliver those long official envelopes of the War Department. These arc the hardest to place In the mailbox, as he has watched many of the youths now in service grow to young manhood. But the tragedy Is balanced by Ihe comedy and the Joy letters from soldier-sons, relatives and sweethearts bring to the hearts of those he servts compensates for the Inclement weather which many times he must brave to make his daily rounds. His interest In the soldiers serving overseas whose families live on his route is evidenced by ths many times lio notifies a family vrrien Mr. Logan a letter has arrived at tlie post office loo late for delivery EO thiil they might come to tlie post office after it. Or he might "Just happen" to be going out that way and drop the letter by the house. Mr. Logan's career with thc post office began 28 years ago, four years after lie moved lo Blytheville from Haytl, MO,, with his wife, the former Miss Winnie Smith of Hayti, For two years he was the first- rural carrier for Route '2 to Promised Land. Then lie exchanged his route for a city one which covers thc residential and part of the business section went on Main and Ash to 21st street. Some of his territory also lies south of Asli on Sycamore nnd Vine. A. veteran of the Spanish-American War. Mr. Logan fought alongside Ills Ihrne brothers. Two of his brothers served In World War I. nnd he also has a brother serving in World Wnr II. Although too old to carry a gun, Mr. Ix>g,in feels that he is making a contribution to the war cffoit by sticking lo his job. While he helps on tlie home front, Ills son, Waller "Dub" Ifl- gan stays close to the battlcfronls lo write the news for the United Press. At present, the war correspondent is wilh the Southeast Asia Command and. if his luck for being in Ihe thick of things when Ihe big news breaks, held he was probably with tlie Naval forces In the Salpan battle. Another son of the Logans, Mas, is cashier at the Farmers Batik and Trust Company. His threc-yenr- okl soil and two-month-old daughter rival fishing ns Mr. Logan's favorite topics of conversation. While his plans for his retirement are necessarily uncertain now, Mr. Logan knows that he wants to stay in Blytheville to spend the leisure that he has earned, but ho also would like to wander around thc country for awhile and find more and better fishing holes. Mena Publisher Warns Newsmen Freedom of fhe Press In U.S. Threatened, Delegates Arc Told HOT SPRINGS, Ark., June 24 (U.I'.)—E. W. St. John of Mctm, president of thc Arkansas Press Association, says that if the present trend in government affairs continues, freedom of thc press "will be something thai we once heard abonl." / Speaking before member.? of the Association at their annual convention In Hot Springs, St. John said that radio Is the flrsl to fee thc effect of government regulations. And that the time Is coming unless steps lo prevent It arc taken, thc government will lie Idling us whnt we can print nnd what we cannot. Veteran publisher of the DeWltt Era-Enterprise, N. Menderson made fellow editors lake notice with n scnthtng attack on modern methods of education. He urged his colleagues to Inspect modern tcxlbcoks. He says they are communistic and tcacl that It isn't necessary to work 'Iliat If you don't earn your own the government of you. lie says wl! tlie> livelihood take care emphasize dependence on government. Thc C. C. Palmer Trophy, awarded annually to tlie state's outstanding daily by thc head of Ilir Palmer group of newspapers, was presented to the Scnrcy Dally Ci I izcii. The trophy presented by the Fordyrc News to thc outstanding weekly paper went to the Murkct Tree Tribune. Congressional Candidate Visits Here Yesterday W. O. Irby of Hector, congressional candidate, spent yesterday here In the Interest of his candidacy. A Slale senator from thc 2Mh district of Clay and Green counties, he also Is in the newspaper business at Rector where he long has lived. Chicago Wheat open high low close TOBAY'B WAR ANAI,TS1H Tokyo Called Prime Target For Our B-29s i By JAM88 HAKFER Unlttd Prtw HUlf WrlUr Jilimit Is slipping hi Germany's role as tlie number one turuet, for Allied airmen, Now thai Bu]lerforld-e>sscs havo arrived oil llio KCCIIO, American strategists me poring over maps of the Japanese homeland lo pick pay-off objectives. Of course, those aren't saying where the n-29s will strike next. Hut Tokyo Itself Is In a position to <lo BOIUO worrying, Th a I city, heart of the Japanese , cin p I r c, would be a prime target for n number of 'reasons. First of; all, It's the symbol of Japanese ixiwcr, the home of tho einpei'loi'i thc site of Its administrative offices. Furthermore, Inside Tokyo are puck od •M.OOO factories, most of ._ .. them contributing, .fumes Harper directly; to Japnn's wnr effort, riicro, too, are 5000 bridges/ vulnerable links hi Japan's colmnu- ulcullons system. <i v T7-a.»llounclng new -jWldcsii rend Allied air raids 'IhroughbuT the Ccn^ tral Pacific— regards the Sntpan struggle as (he cause and focal point of the ntlnckii. Kncmy Reports Raids The enemy reports early, this morning by nlthck 11 lulls- Tokyo would ;oocl Uirgcl for be ii piiiiiciilarly tht!, potent' new- Americans Now Within A Mile Of City Limits Hundreds Of Nazis Giving Up Struggle To Hold Big Port LONDON, June 24 (UP)—American shock troops have broken through the main Nazi hairier, to Cherbourg. A -tdtspalch arriving from the Cherbourg front this morning s:|ra ;lic yanks broke open Ihc main Na/.l defenses outside the port-ami now Blnml just over a mile from the city limit*. Tho Mauls .say ! Ihc Americans have cracked their outer defense: chain ut three points. Mjiuy Surrendering The Niwls lire surrendering by the hundreds. United Press Correspond ent Henry Oorrcll says tlio Americans smashed northward - to heights overlooking Cherbourg mid met very slight Nazi opposition. All through the night, say« Oorrbll, HID Ocuiiaiw put lip very little fight, cither with artillery or small wenpoiui: However, on niiothcr side: of Cherbourg, the Yanks advancing from thc southwest ran.Into a heavy artillery bombardment tit. midnight, nut the enemy soo'if slopped firing."After .that his big. guns were silent the rest of the night along the entire Cherbourg front. ' •The ro]x)rl.s:of a speedy Nuy.l surrender contiasts sharply with piev; lous news that the Germans,were fighting frantically, were being kept at their posts'-with the guns'of. their officers at their.backs, officers Tinder oilier. 1 ! to kill any ninn who flinched, or tried to .surrender: closed number of Allied planes at Iwo Jima In the Volcano Islands, mldwny between Tokyo and the Marianas. Tho Island was smashed by American carrier-based planes on June 14Lli—the day wo limited on Salpan. Tokyo also descrllics a series of «lr blows struck yesterday at Ourim In tile southern Marianas; Tohl Island, 425 miles west of Dlak; Palaii, 560 miles cast of the Philippines; and Yap, 300 miles northeast of Pulnu. Unremitting Allied air nltncks on Jap strongholds, logclbcr with nn Increasing toll of Nipponese naval and merchant ship.? and scrlriiu lar(C defeats from New Guinea to the Mariana, 1 ;—have-'brought Japan to Its darkest period of the war. The turn In enemy fortunes may have some connection with the high rr.ortalll}' rule among Japan's top- rnnklng military leaders. A Tokyo broadcast reveals the rlealii of still another Jnp admiral, and three generals. Two lieutenant generals, according to the Japanese story, were killed in action on the China front, while R major general succumbed to Illness In Manchuria. Vice-Admiral Yoshlmasn Naknharn, ^says Tokyo, fell sick and died while serving on an unidentified sea front. He was a former member of the navy general staff. Turning to the war on the Aslntlo mainland—American troops unleashed a surprise attack nt itawn yesterday on the Japs' upper Burmese base at Myllkylna. They cap- turned two enemy positions, nnd advanced 30fl yards Into tho northern ftclion of the city. July . Sept. 156N 157 157 157 1S6 156 156% 15TS 156',4 157',5 Chicago Rye open high low close, j»iv . noii mm my, IODJS nos County Resident Recovers From Illness The condition of Mrs. Drucle'E. Harrell, 94-year-old pioneer citizen of the Carson Lake community, Is greatly Improved today, according' In attendants at the Blylhcvlllc Hospital, where the.aged woman was admitted last Sunday. She Is expected to be able to return to her home tomorrow. One of the county's oldest residents, Mrs. Harrell has had several close brushes with death but she continues to fight her 111 health with the stamina of a person half her age, and has succeeded In outliving two husbands, her children, brothers, sisters, nnd all near relatives except one grandson, Lieut. O. Harrcll Jones, of the marines, stationed In the Southwest Pacific. Weather type liiccmllurlcA recently developed by American technicians; Much of Ihc city iviis rebuilt ivllh steel and concrete after tlio 1023 carth- qimko'. But the ,., '.., lo Society says the\hhll ,'thut wa.s not, destroyed IB ; ri'ilc for 'destruc- ! lion. This, area consists of acre on acre of .uhpftlnlcfUwooil and : bafiW boo- houses -.which, • unco:, sol* aflVo, would threaten to engulf In'flamo tho more durable section, I.arje Plants There. Among ihe targets arc 'Tokyo's three, great Iron works, three nii- toinobllc plants, Hvo cciiicnl works, two airplane taclorles, Us steel mill."!, .shipyards and powder magazines, Still, the fi-20s may again pass up Tokyo anil strlcc once more nt the Japanese "," tho city of Yawata and lls neighboring towns. Along a 20-mile rliibon of clast at the northern tip of Kyn- slin Island stretches Japan's chief concentration of steel and heavy machinery manufacture. Tills region's start In heavy Industry cnmc in l«97 when (he Imperial steel works, modeled after the Krupp works ill Essen, Qcr- many, was established at Yawnla. Tlie project was pushed with Hie old of Jap technicians trained In Germany and the United Slates and, a decade ago, It covered n thrcc-squarc-mlle area. Two fnctprs were responsible for tho development of this area as the Ruhr Valley of Japan. First, Japan's largest and best-developed coal fields arc close 'behind this industrial strip. And other largo fields lie 00 miles to the south. Second, Japan is lacking in Iron ore. And this region, with Its good ports, lies closer to the ore sources in mainland Asia than Japanese population centers 300 miles eastward. Area Heavily Populated Over one million people packed Into tills Industrial strip on Japan's southwestern big Island. One fourth of them live In Ynwnta from which comes 20 per cent ol Japan's steel. Nearby MoJI. which recently was joined to another Island by a two-and-onc-half-mile underwater tunnel, has plants manufacturing steel, wire rope, copper wire, sugar, flour nnd pottery. Another city. Kokura, seven miles west of Mojt, is known for its arsena and its textile industry. And stil another city, Tobala, four miles farther west, has nt least two big steel mills, glass works, coke ovens a vegetable oil refinery and a factory making electrical supplies. Then there Is the possibility that thc big n-29s ne.vt time may pass up tills Japanese Ruhr ' nnd go to work on big feeder points in Japan's 17,000 miles of railroads. Japan's chief trunk railroad runs along thc cast coast of big Honshu Island. Spaced along It, with an Rlrline distance of less than 300 miles, arc Ttkyo, Yokohama, Nog- nya and Kobe. Close to Kobe lies huge industrial Osaka as well as Kyoto, the ancient Jap capital. Jap railroads are vulnerable for for two reasons., mountainous nun Allied GUIVI Effective Allied * bombardment may have Sept. . IU',4 111V. 109W HO WVi night 78. ARKANSAS-Conslderable cloudiness; scattered thundcrshowers in north and central portions this afternoon and tonight. Sunday, partly cloudy. Not quite so warm In north and centra! portions tonight. The maximum temperature htrc yesterday was 97, minimum last hud a lot to do -.with Ihc change.. And Alljdd:bombardment also<muy account- for the reported peculiar silence"-'of Gerrnan big guns ovcv light.!':: ' •' ; , Elsewhere In (.Normandy, hcaw iglilhig Is ropprted^ of^Cnron'r ,,v Kif:at Ihc 'base of-Choibouri! peni •' lisulii. Violent fighting rages "ear Caen id, lh(i other end of the bit- Icllne.i Tlin British ''have, .mode, n- ocal advance iiround C'ncii. Hundreds of Allied - plnhcs : sliut- .led across ihe Channel '.tod.iy hi an almost endless stream^ . favored uy good weather. American, heavy .argcts In France^ Aiul .Wme of .ho raiders arc believed to. have ill tiic Nazi robot bomb. ramp.i oil thc French coast. The Germans radio says Allied bombers arc over Northwestern Germany. Thc day- Ight attacks follovy British bombing raids deep on Nazi rail InrgcU leep In France, the robot bomb jases and the German : port of Bremen. Speaking of robot bombs, the Na',is continued to shoot them at southern England for thc ninth day but with slightly less Intensity. A Norwegian submarine Is revealed lo have made tx good haul of Nnzl shipping in Norwegian wa- lers. 'flic captain o'f the sub says his craft sank or damaged 42,000 tons of German shipping ancT a iOO-toii German nava! vessel. Pilot Protests Strife In U.S. War Industries Voicing many of his 'soldier-comrades' views on strikes which a^e Impairing the war effort, Lieut. James B.-Maxwell, former Elythe- vlllc man, bus written the••• Commercial Appeal in protest against the "quarreling and bickering over money.'' Lieutenant Maxwell, con of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Maxwell, now of Memphis, participated In D-Day by piloting,a C-47 glider- tow plane. He wrote: "I wish that all thc people In the United Slates could hear wlmt we hear, maybe it would stop some of the quarreling and bickering over money. I guess they can't realize how bad war is until they get a ringside seat like we have. "And then to think of the strikes that the people, back home pull and stop war production just because they think they should make $15 i day Instead of Ihe $2 they are getting—which Is more money than they ever saw before. "I wisli thc people nt home could exchange places with us. I bet- we wouldn't gripe about how much money, we made." Lieutenant Maxwell was born nnd reared In Blytheville. Hc also has'a brother In the Navy,-Hurry Maxwell, stationed at San Dlej-.i. His youngest brother, Bobby Maxwell, was graduated from Tach High in Memphis last 'month and Is awaiting induction. of the water-cut character of Ihe Islands, they pass through many lunncls, over many bridges and are broken by scores of ferry trips. Thus, a bomb hit on a bridge, the moulh of a tunnel or a ferry slip might II e up transport for days. America's own Commodore Perry first introduced the idea of rain transportation in Japan 92 years ago. Now American airmen may undo started. the work he Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS—Livestock (WPA); Hog receipts 1,250, salable 1,000. Top price 13.70. 180-210 pounds 13.70. 140-1GO pounds 11.50-12.50, Sows 11.00. Cattls receipts 50 head, all salable. Calves none. Bulks for week mixed yearlings and heifers 12.50-15.50; cows 13,00-13.00; canners and cutters 6.00-S.OO. Steers 13.60-IS.25.

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