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Say. W«fe Papvf It l s vafuabf. fo th* War Morff Th. Boy Scout. W IH collect yoi, Scrap Pap., .my Sotu/rfay BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB DOMINANT NKWHPAPKR nm kinn-nr«.»uT> 11,^1.,.,.„ . ' ' ••••• • » ^.X VOL. XLI—NO. 86 Blythevlile DaUy Newt Blytliovllla courier Blythevlile Herald Mississippi Valley Leader THB DOMINANT NKWBPAPKR OP NOBTH«*aT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI " ." "•' ~ —• — ' — • — KLYTI1KV1LUO, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JUNK 28, SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS _ _ DEWEY JINiWNOMINATION, 1056 TO 1 British Troops Open Drives To Encircle Nazis Holding (aen LONDON, June 28 (U.P.)—The British are forging a ring of soldiers and guns around Caen,-first German stronghold on the 120-mile road to Paris. British troops have opened a powerful new attack north rind northeast of the town. And the Berlin radio admits that the British have launched a fierce assault in the area M Camhres, less than four miles north of Caen. South of the town, the Tommies * — are less than three miles from the Orne river. Paralleling the Orne arc the main highway and railroad leading south from Caen. On the banks of the river, the Germans have hastily set up a defense line , to keep the British,'now two-thirds l of (lie way around Caen, from completely surrounding it. Earlier, the British crossed the Odon river which, with the Orne, forms a "V" will) the iipex at Cocn. Then, backed by tanks, they hammered across the plains between the two rivers to the region of Es- (liiay, less than three miles from the Orne. Germans Lose 20 Tanks The •nghtlng is licrcc. A front dispatch says some 20 Nazi tanks were knocked out yesterday alone. The Germans are deploying their tanks In wolf-pack groups to tangle with British tanks and anti-tank guns. But the British tank and infantry formations arc supported by heavy naval fire from warships in tlie Seine river. • ' - ,Strong as is the German opposU lion, United Press "Correspondent Richard McMillan, now with "the British around Caen, says the enemy seems lo be wearying. Here's what the correspondent has to say: "Prisoners I saw straggling in on this'sector had the same tale; to tell .a.s..,those .I.-f>.vf herded inUyjieiys: around Clicrbourg. They were heartily sick of the war and thr ( only thing that kept, them going was fear of their-.officers and noncoms still infected with Nazi fanat- acism." .McMillan adds: 'JV'And even those last have begun 'Ti sec lhe handwriting on the wall. They know their's is u dying cause." The German fight around Caen,' McMillan says, is strictly a holding action. There still is no sign of the couriler-atUck the Allies have be;n expecting siiua 48 hours after •;!«: first landing. Yanks Capture Airfield Meanwhile, American forces have captured the Maupcrtus airfield, cast of Cherbourg, where a group of Nazi die-hards had been holding out. Isolated jwckets of Germans still nre firing from Ihe Cape De La Hague, northwest of the city. But tlic Allies have paid a price for their successes so far.' Allied casualties total 40,549 killed, wounded and missing. Of those slightly over 24,000 are Americans. The dead number 5287 of which 3082 are Americans. The casualty list later may actually shrink. Almost one-third of .American casualties an; listed as nii'reing. Many of-them may turn up <^s stragglers v/ith other units. ''Doc' Dean Entertains Members o/ Lions Club Reverting to his former career— thai of a medicine show man and comedian on (lie stage—Tom F. "Doc" Dean entertained members of the Lions Club yesterday at their weekly luncheon meeling at IIolcl Noble. Famous card tricks and Jokes highlighted lhc informal program enjoyed by the members and these guests: Herscbel Caldwell of Durham, N. c., assistant coach at Duke University and who is guest of his brother, Chester Caldwell, and other relatives; Chancellor Francis Cherry of Jonesboro; Capt. T. K. Mahati of El Paso. Texas, who Is visiting his mother, Mrs. T. J. Mahan, nnd family, and J. L. Terrell. Osceofa Groups Postpone July 4 Political Rally OSCEOLA, June 28 —The political rally originally scheduled here for the Fourth of July has been postponed is it was Impossible to contact lh e various candidates In time for them to make their plans to attend the rally, it was announced today. J^Thc affair, sponsored jointly by Vw: American Legion and Rotary Club, was to be for the benefit of the Community House. Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS—Livestock (WFA): HOgs 9,800: salable 9,500; top 14; 180-250 Ibs. 13.85-13.00; HO-160 Ibs. 9.85-11; sows 11.50. Cattle 5,300; salable 4,200; calves 2.500; nil salable; mixed yearlings & heifers 14.25-15; cows 8.50-10.50; canners and cullers 5.75-1.75; slavighler steers 10.50-17; slaughter heifers 8-15.if,; stocker and feeder Meevs D.60-13,15, French Patriots Settle Account Propaganda Minister Of Vichy Government Assassinated Today LONDON, June 28 (U.P.)—A Frenchman high on the underground's list of traitors has been iissassinalcd in Paris. Tlic propaganda minister of the Vichy government, Philippe Henriot, was killed tn Ms bedroom in Paris. The Nazi radio tells how the deed was done. ; Fifteen men disguised as members of the Vichy malitta entered the propaganda ministry in .Paris a little before 6 o'clock tills morn- Ing, Paris time. They covered the guards with their guns. Three of the men went to the second jfloor and knocked on the door of:-the bedroom of Henriot and his wife.-- ". ••' . / Kenrlol, clad In^ pajamas, opened the door. And one .;of. the men shot Him.In the heart. He dropped tMloreThe^eyes ofrhis wife:" The assailants'-are' believed to have escaped,.' Henriot has a long record of collaboration with the Gcrmnns in the drive against patriot resistance forces. His name is among the first 25 'on the underground's famous list of traitors—known as the "Keeper of the Morgues" file. Some, French quarters .think the plot might have been aimed at the chief of the Vichy government, himself—Pierre Lava). , • Those quarters think Laval may have been spending the night with Henriot In the propaganda ni.ln-. Istry. Laval went oh the air to condemn the assassination of Henriot ns "an act of civil war" committed, as Laval says, by men who wished to plunge all France inlo insurreclion. Anyway the French. underground has crossed one name off its list in the file. "Keeper at the Morgues" Germans Rush Aid To Finns, Stockholm Says STOCKHOLM, June 28 (tf.P.l— German Iroops are reported hurry- Ing up to lhe Finnish front in a last-minute effort to bolster the war effort of Finland against the advancing Russians. By telephone, a private informant in Helsinki told a United Press correspondent in Stockholm this morning that the streets of the Finnish capital are thick with German soldiers brought up from Estonia and the south. He added that many of the Nazi troops are heading straight to the Finnish front. Observers in Stockholm say the Finnish government, in asking for German aid, has cast off all pretenses and tied Finland's fale in directly with that of Germany's. There are reports that lhe Finnish government called in Ihc Germans only after trying unsuccessfully to get. new Soviet peace terms. According to these reports, the Kremlin bluntly told Finland that the only terms for peace were —"unconditional surrender.'' However. Stockholm observers caution thai these reports may be Just Finnish propaganda. At any rate, the Soviet forces on the Finnish baltlellne are striking hard. Russian soldiers advanced 18 miles along the Leningrad to Mur- mansk railway yesterday, moving to within 32 miles of the Finnish- held capital of the Karelian Soviet Republic. Far to the south, other Red Army troops In White Russia are driving forward swiftly. Front dispatches say the German armies in White Russia have been routed. These reports add "The road lo Minsk lies open." TOPAZ'S WAR ANALYSIS Japan Plans 'Pacific Wall' i To Foil Allies Bj JAMES 1IARFER United Prat SUM Writer Japan Is Irylng to build a Pacific Wall to protect Asia Just as Hitler built an Atlantic Wnll to protect Europe. Advancing on n 100-mile front Japanese soldiers nrc trying to seal of! tlic coast of China ngnlnsl n future Allied Invasion. Even now they're battling /or Hcney;uig, last communications ccnler linking Chungking and the south t'hitia coast. PiBhing less tlKin MO miles beyond the city to the occupied port ••>l Canlon, the Ja|w would spill China Inlo two halves. No supplies could reach guerrilla forces along lhe • coast. No Allied air bases could be sel lip there to prepare the way for the Unlled Slates fleet when it drive.? through continental ASIa. And when our Navy finally touches shore, it would be greeted —not by' Chinese and American "airmen- -but by tlio Jups. Kncmy Controls Ports Thus, if the enemy offensive In China succeeds, and there's no reason to'believe it won't, the Invasion of china Is likely to be almost as tough ns the invasion of Europe. Japan already holds all China's ports. If Japan succeeds in linking' Canton with Hankow over Inland routes,-It. will have established a continuous line Immediately behind Ihc shore. A line thai would ' divide- llic ,'invasion .coast from Chungking nnd Chinese resistance forces in the 1 interior. Of course, the-Japs would never build a solid stecl-nrid-concrcto defense wnll along China's coast ns Hitler built In France and tlic low countries'. It '• has neither the time nor the material. .Nonetheless, even if the Allies first'.take the Philippines, 'they:'still' must move over hundreds of miles pf water to > shore.- By -.'toqtrast, the En?., lish Channel-Is only 20-to 100 miles wide. \ But there's still another purpose behind Japan's new China offensive. When the Japs finally reach Canton over inland routes, they will have completed the occupation of a 1500 mile railroad spanning the length of China. Once In Hengyang, the drive Is expected to branch out. -One column would thrust west inlo Indo-China to connect with a railroad moving into Burma. - Tlic other would strike straight down to Cnnton. PoJentlal Supply I/me Once sabotaged sections of Hint vast rail line are re-laid, tlie Japs can shuttle supplies from their vast reservoir In Manchuria straight to Burrnn. Or then can move them lo Canton for trans-shipment lo the south nnd central Pacific. This would 'largely free their coast-wise shipping from the peril of attack by the Allies, who already have sunk 1600 Jap vessels. .However, thai rail line will lip. under constant danger of assault by Chinese .guerrillas and saboteurs, And the Japs would have to maintain stmng garrisons along its entire length. By striking a .Hue along the length of China, the Japs will keep the American Mth Air Force from -setting up bases along the coast to snipe at Jap shipping. The Hth Is already reported to have evacuated one airfield just outside Hengyang. Between the first of December, 1043, and Ihc middle of February, thai group sank 92 enemy ships totaling almost 15,000 Chicago Wheat open high low close July . 159 15954 158 158H 158H 159 Sept. . 168}i 180 J58H J58?l ton. Advance Unchecked And then there bf the psychological angle. On July 7, China will have been fighting a losing war for seven years. The Japs have been advancing al a rate of 12 miles a day since the fall of Changsha. And there seems to be little likelihood of Ihc Chinese slopping them. If Hcngynng is taken, hope is bound lo soar In Tokyo and gloom settle lower in Chungking. China has only two rays of hope. One Is the bombing offensive against Japan. The other is the drive through northern Burma toward tlie Chinese frontier. The tirsl may weaken Japan nnd the second strengthen china before the enemy can exploit his gains. The Allies are winning In France. They're winning in Russia, In Ilaly, In Burma, in the Southwest arid Central Pacific. They're winning in the »lr and on the sea. But they still arc losing In China. As one of Chungking's foremost strategists recently said: "China's .only hope now Is an Allied victory." New York Cotton Mar. . May . July . Oct. . Dec, . 2103 20S7 2208 2135 2120 2109 2092 2210 2141 2125 2085 2194 2123 2103 2087 2068 2194 2125 2105 2101 2089 2210 2138 2121 Tlie USS Constitution, famous as "Old Ironsides," had a detachment of 47 U, 8. Marinas w.hen It was Yanks In Action On Saipan Island . v,.^..rm^MlA^ •!• > The first photo of U troops on Snlpnn'shows Infantrymen pausing while a fhime-lhrowcr dlspose'rof Jap pillbox. (SlKiin| Corps Undlolelopholo from Hawaii hy NRA Tclephoto.) Mdj. Carl McKee Is Transferred Personnel Officer At BAAF Is Ordered To Maxwell Field Mil). Carl MclCce, personnel officer ill lhe Blylhcville Army Air Field/ has been transferred to hcndQiinrter.s of the Eastern Flying Training Command at Maxwell Kicld/Ala., Col. Kurt M. Lnnclon, commanding officer of the BAAF, announced totlay. Succeeding MnJ- or McKce Is Capt. Mitchell F. Blnlr, who has been In charge of officer's personnel since coining to the local field In July, -1942.' Major McKee cnmc to DlythcvlllO shortly after the field was'activat- ed and served as post ndjulnnt until his appointment as personnel director. H e and his wife-' made their home at 1134 Holly. Their son Tech. Scrgt. Eugene W. McKcc Is stationed at the field In the publications section. A veteran of World War I, Major McKce participated In three major battles, and later served in the Philippines. Upon his return to lhl s country, he served as chief clerk to Gen. Henry H. Arnold, commanding chief of Ihc Army Air Forces. Captain Blair, who was commissioned May 7, 1942, has been stationed at BAAF since July, 1942. His home Is In Pasadena, Calif,. whcr c In civilian life he was assistant manager of the National bank. Blythevilfe Man Receives Order Of Purple Heart Pfc. More-land Holleman, who is recuperating from wounds received during the Italian campaign at Kennedy General Hospital in Memphis, was one ol 12 pallenls lo receive the Order of the Purple Heart in ceremonies performed yesterday afternoon at the hospital. The 27-year-old soldier, :;on of Mr. nnd Afrs. John Hollcni.'Ui 'if Blylhevllle, received a head wound from n piece of shrapnel, which resulted In temporary paralysis of Ills right arm nnd bolh legs. When a small boy attending Bly- thcville schools, Private Hollcnian carried a paper roulc for lhe Courier News. owners still stamps/ Few Car Owners Have Bought Federal Stamps With only two days remaining before Iho. new purple $5 federal slamps must go on all automobiles, an estimated 2,000 Blythevillc car haven't bought their We have sold approximately 100 stumps so far." Assistant Postmaster E. E. Ridings said loday. "Last year approximately 3,000 local car-owners purchased the slamps," he esti- malcd. Driver's who do not have the new slnmps arc subjccl to fines by federal revenue officers on or aller the expiration dale, July 1. The stamps may be purchased ct the post office, which will sell t'lo purple stickers unlll May 23, 1045. New York Stocks AT&T 161 7-8 Amer Tobacco 71 3-i 73eth Steel 62 1-8 Cnrysler 95 1-2 Gen Electric 38 Gen Motors 64 1-2 Montgomery Ward 43 1-2 N Y Central 18 1-2 Int Harvester 78 North Am Aviation 81-2 Republic Steel 10 1-4 Socony, Vacuum 13 1-2 Sludcbakcr 19 1-4 Standard of N J 56 7- Texas Corp 481-8 Packard , . U B SVeel Lieutenant Deol Possibly Saved, Relatives Learn Hope for the safety of Lieut. Cllflon ncnl, nephew of Mr. anil Mr*. Sum Owens wlio failed lo return from a bombing mission last April, •HTO renewed recently when the officer's mother, Mrs. Bessie Deal of Maiden, Mo,, received word Ihul Iwo of lhe crew members of the ill-fated ship were .1,1 fc Otic of the "" way lo safety ground 11 was bellc'vcd, and hurt arrived nl bis borne In Florida. The other .member of. the crew chilled .lo safely In Italy Florida nmn's wife Wrote Deal Ihat, according to her Jn'w- fllers had made his lhroii|;h llic linrter- para- The Mrs. Ihc order To ball out was given Um crew, so It ivfis believed. Ihal-Liciitciuint Heal made his c.v cape. Lieutenant Deal, who spent several summers willi Mr. and MIS'. Owens, was homlmrdlcr aboard Ihc Ilaly-linscd plane which was carrying out n bombing mission over Blynr, Auslrla. Allies Register Gains In Italy Renewed Resistance By Nazis And Rugged Terrain Slows Drive ALLIED II 15 A DQU ART liRS, Home, June W (UP)—The Allies in Italy have scored gains up lo six miles on n IOC-mile front from Perugia to Ihc Tyrrhenian Sea. Troop.? of the Flflh nnd Eighth Armies were slowed down by rugged lerraii) and renewed Oermnn resistance. The Nazis arc Inking advantage nf Hilly country to slow the Allied pursuit and give their main forces n clmncc lo dig In on the Plsn-Rlmlnl line, ihat line now is 40 to 60 miles away, American units on the west coast highway arc within 30 airline miles of lhe great port of Ltvomo. Limited advances are re)»rted from tlic Adriatic, where lhe British arc 24 miles from the big port and railway terminal of Ancona. A naval comininilt|iie reveals that French naval unite altacked an cscorlcd enemy convoy in Ihc Ad- rtalic during the night on June 10, destroying at sel. least one Nazi vcs- Alllcd headquarters in Italy announced the execution of four more Italian spies afler conviction by an Allied military court. One hnd car- rlcd on two successful missions In Alilffl territory, but was caught on a third to the Adriatic sector. The other three wcr c discovered by n Polish patrol as they sought military Information. Ilallnn quarters have confirmed tfiat Prince Ganrfele D'Annunzlo, arrraled at Home for security reasons, Is the son of the famous poet. He was reported attempting lo form a Green Sliirt organization (o carry on Mussolini's Blackshlrt forces. Underground reports reaching Home tell of continued resistance to the Germans by Italian patriot. Furious slrcct balttrss broke out In lhe workers districts of Genoa as strikers refused lo resume production In six large war plants. Full- scale street bailies are reported still.continuing In norencc. N. O. Cotton Mnr. May July Oct. Oct. 2107 2110 2090 2080 2092 2070 2234 2234 2219 21-H 2144 2125 2124 2121 2108 2090 2070 2101 2000 2225b 2233 2132 2112 2142 2124 Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy this nllcrnoon, tonight and Thursday. Scattered thundershowers In extreme south portion Thurso:ay af- 1-2 t«moon, =, . Japs On Saipan Hard To Crack Americans Encounter Fiercest Resistance But Hold Initiative Ily Uiillci) Prei'i : Hitler fighting continues on' Sal pan Island in the Mnrlnnns. The Japanese arc. pulling ill some of Ihc; fiercest resistance b e Pacific War. And the 'Americans are faced tvl^li nalurnl bb staclcs almost ns •formidable as the enemy. - :•', :• •'•.•:, But ricmbori. -JamCs, a corrcs pondent ropresonUng tho' combine! American Press,'' reports from'Snl pan Ihal (lie Yanks hold the flil Initiative of batlle. And U. S plunes fire unchallenged In tin shy. ' ' .• •• •'-.- .This field report says the Amerl cans now occupy more than hal. of Saipan Island. And, at the:time Hie dispatch was filed, ftic; Japn nese had fallnil lo launch any big coiinlcr-p.tliick for three days. But the .laps, thousands ot them are well dug In.' And n report from Mac R. Johnson of the United Press demonstrates how hard the • fighting I'oi Salpan has been. Johnson says thai one nrcn on Saipan Is a no-man'. Innd where front lines simply don' exist. Says he, "Jap snipers fll this wild, primitive region.;,Tlicj are like lint on n wool suit, yoi cnn'l pick them off." A Marine major told Johnson Hint (he flghl for one village was "a tough, dlrly job," .', • The major continued—"We hud lo dig the Japs out. of there. A private told me Hint the Japs hnd the drop on Uicm most of the time. They had lo walk rlght : In front of the caves before they could see tlic Japs." : :'.,'' On Ihc Asiatic continent, there's stiff fighting, loo. Today's corrfmii- nlquc from Admiral Mountbatten's headquarters tells of an heroic stand by a Small band of Gurkha Imllnti troops In Hie Mnnlpur hills sector of India. The Japs made repeated efforts to capture n position called Mortar Bluff and held by tlie Ourkhas. Throughout the ulghl, the Gurkhas repelled enemy attacks. The next morning, the Jans launched their biggest assault, supported by gun fire nt polnt- hhuk range. But It was not until the Ourkha commander and 15 of his men were killed and lhe rest wounded Ihat ihc position was lost to the enemy. Laler, olher Allied troops counter-attacked nnd re-captured the position. Despite the enemy resistance, the Allied iroops are 'continuing to make good progress In Ihc Manlpiir section. And, In Northern Burma, Chinese lorccS have taken another slrongpolnL Inside lhe beleaguered lown of Nfyltkylna. Cov. Bricker Picked As Party's Nominee For Vice President CHICAGO, June 28 (U,!>.)~It's nil over now but the foniiiililics ill (lie Republican National Convention. Tlje GO!' ticket is Thomas 15. Dcvwy, of New York, for president, and John W. Drickcr, of Ohio, for vice-president. Nomination ol' (tin two governors represented the greatest Imrmotiy on the part of the' Republicans since they lost the national elections in 1932. Dcwny won on the first ballot. In • I net, his inline was Hie only onci presented to the convention [or Ihc presidential nomlnallon. Roll Call A KiiMiiiillly Because of convention rules, a roll call wan necessary, but U was only a formality, iSlatc after stale cnsl Its iioniplelo bullrjl for Iho Now .York governor. When New Hampshire was reached, ncwcy had gained a majority, and U was all over, but ihc dull, almost monotonous calling of llio roll tor tlic other nliilcs. In (lie lust day's activity of Iho cOnvenjlon opposition lo Dewcy had incited away like roiico on llic checks on lad v delegates under Ihc glare of the stadium's Hood limits. .One, rival after unnthcr KUVI: up In, face of the swelling demand for During tin;.roll call, only one vote was cast for a candidate- olhcr than newey. One member.of (lie Wisconsin delegation of 2-1 cast his vole for Clenoriil MM Arthur, oven though the general's name had not formally been placed before" the convention. Thus the final cautil wiis 1056 voles for Dewcy; one vote foriMnc- ArUiur. , llrlokcr Withdraws An hour.before Dcwcy's name wa.i placed In nomination, Clovcrnoi IlrJdcer went to llic plnlfarm to announce withdrawal ;of his own «nn- lildncy for,, the, presidency nnd to lirgc , his-supporters lo •volo.Y.fn'i Governor Dewey. The big, grey-haired Ohlonn got 'a bljf ovation n,i ho cllmlicd to Um platform, and n Bricker paradfl formed immediately .with banners held high. But It was- n parade for the second place mid not Die first spot that lh c Bricker followers hnd once hoped for. , A moment later, speaking for Senator .Joseph R. Ball, of Mimic- sola, Drlckcr announced, tho wllhr drawal of Lleulennul Commander E. Slassen from tlio presidential nomlnallon lists. Ball, Stnsscn's campaign maunder, earlier to withdraw had lhe agreed former Only Essential Users Get Ice At Jonesboro JONESBORO. Ark., June 28 (UI'l— Add Ice to the list of rationed articles at Jonesboro. A drastic Ice shortage at Jonesboro has resulted In two Jonesboro Ice plants clamping on a strict rationing system. Sale of Ice at the docks has been banned except for half-hour periods twice dally. And then the amount of sale Is limited (o supply on hand after deliveries lo residential and Industrial sections have been completed. Those who have persons 111 tn the home may obtain Ice .upon presentation 6f a doctor's certificate. One plant has this sign posted 0:1 Its dock: "No Ice for parties, picnics and fishing trips." \ ' Chicago Ry« open high low close July . HO',5 110-'K.109« IQ9-li.llO s«fit,, m& .i»ii'iu&'iw.%-;ujj4 Minnesota governor If Ohio seconded Dcwey's nomination. These • dramatic developments, clearing away lhc last vcsllgc of illssldencc among the Republicans, followed lhc placing of Dewey In nomination by governor Dwlghl Orlswolt of Nebraska ns the man best qualified lo defeat tlie New Deal. Brfcker Gels Ovafiou Bricker had agreed to lake second place on the Uckct after a night of. conferences In lhc" Interests of parly unity. As he walked onto the platform .lo tell the delegates in his own words what ho had decided, he was greeted with the nearest thing to an ovation this sweating convention thus far has produced. Re had to sland while delegates milled, clapped, and shouted. Some voices from the gallery cried "We want Bricker, we want Bricker." Tlie white-haired Ohloan smilingly acknowledged the applause and, exhibiting no bitterness whatever, launched Into a laudation ot Dewcy. Turning to his own delegates, he told them he wanted them to vole for the New Yorker. To their cries of "no, no. no," he returned a frown which quieted (hem. When the usual preliminaries were out of the way, Alabama yielded to Nebraska, and Governor Dwlght Griswold rose to his feet to nominate Dewey. [fc called on the convention lo select Dewcy as its presidential nominee "to restore the presidency of lhc United States to the American people." He concluded: "I give to yon, as the nominee of the Re- publtom party, the spokesman of the future, Thomas E. Dewey." Before he could say iinatlicr word the huge west side of the stadium exploded In a. sea of Dewey posters and banners. And n roar went up from all ends of the hall, that sounded as If the cap to a block buster bomb had been set off. Snake Dance Starts Oregon's delegation nnd a brass band began a snake dance down the middle aisle. Tennessee, Kentucky, Nebraska and Illinois Joined. The other states followed. Even the Minnesota banner—from the home stale of Former Governor Harold E, Stassen—Joggled down the aisles in the parade. Tlie marchers stopped briefly lo let Represenlative Clare Booth Luce and Senator John Danaher of Connecticut join the march. On the platform Chairman Joseph Martin began to pound his mallet happily. Tlio band played on. Not until about 1 o'clock did the howling and cheer- Ing die away. i (cleginm, congratulating the llew York governor on his nomination. Hie telegram from Wlllkle said: "Hearty congratulations lo you on four nomination. You have one of he greatest opportunities ot history." f There had been some speculation that Wlllkle might holt becausa ol ih ciltlclsm of llio forclijn policy plunk in tlic platform. Dewcy will accept ,lhc nomination lonlght. lie In (lying from Al- tainy where- a 21-p'ussengcr Irnrui-' port plane had been placed alOiln service. Police prepared to receive him at tlio municipal airport in Ohi- cngo at 0:30 p.m. KWT and ciicdit him lo lhe Slcvons Hold from whore lie will go tn tlio stadli8n:>*« It was still almost —•'-'*• - Vi In llio convention pm EWT, lhe offlclar^ttnil" Dewcy was nominated, the ',,. momctdi registered 85 degrees. Incidentally, Hie louc. vote, for MficArthin ciuno fiom Delegate- arniit RHlcr, pf Belolt, Wis. 30007/ones Raid Targets Across Europe Ky III liter! Press " Borne 3000 British v,\d Amcilcnn «arnlime4 hit Geriun largcts "in fom nation;, scattinxJ ncioss Quope lodny. ' . The raiders swept out from bolii Britain and Ilaly. And as they did an official announcement icvealcd Unit. American . Flying Fortresses had landed In Italy after carrying out Hie first Irlangular shuttle raid of tlie war. On Friday, tuny struck out from Brllaln, Iramliod Berlin, and went en lu Russia. On Mrnday, they slrucft out from Russia, bombed the '•iiv'a- llan oil fields uv.d landed In tUly: I'roin Italy tudav up to fioo Amcvl- cuu Flying Foi'trcises and'Lterv U'lo, cscorlcd hy a similar niuub.r „ n' lighters, swept over the Alp? 'o' 1 -' h t four Balkan Iprgcts ^'Theytin- . cli'ded railwa/ vui'is belw&en'ploH- *. II and the Roma', tn capital dlj}^- charcst, anoth.'r refinery untl in airfield in Bulgaria As for the raid from Britain* somo 1250 American heavy (bombers.'nnd. fighters carried out wide-spread forays against enemy transportation targets In tho Paris area and Germany's Saar valley. At the same lime, Halifax bombers struck at unidentified military Installations, in northern .France, possibly the Nazi robot bases, " Rommel's Men Find Arkansas Hot As Africa,- Among lhc 150 prisoners of war working on Mississippi County farms are members of , Rommel's famous Africa Korps. Yet they complained of the heat to Rufus Branch, Pecan Point planter. "Wasn't it hotter than this in Africa?" Mr. Branch asked. "At tlie last II was", one admitted, grinning, referring, lo Montgomery's pursuit which made it so. Many of the prisoners wear remnants of their old field uniforms while others wear shorts. One prisoner had fought in France aiy in Russia. He got close enough lo Moscow to sec it, and look p.irt in 'the Battle of Stalingrad. He was captured in SicUy. Not over ten per cent of the plisohcrs have had • farming experience. They, like to work In the hay fields but not at cotton chopping. In this county there are camps at Bassctt, Reiser, Luxora, Osceola, Victoria, and one under construction at Biytheville. Farmers furnish transporlatton from the camps to of work, but the prisoners bring their own lunch. ' Hospital Fund Grows HOT SPRINGS, 'Ark., June 28 (U.P.)—Two-thirds of Hot Springs Quota of $30,000 for a fund to purchase'the: Ozark SanUorlum property for a Methodist hospital has been raised. Methodists of the LIU tie Rock district have agreed to raise $170,000'of the $300,000 total fund. '^ Committee 'members say the re- Even before the vote for Dewcy mainlng'$10,000 will bo raised dur- )\ad started, Weudell L. Wlllkle sent Ing the-^eek,

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