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Save Was* Pope,/ ft b volume fo (ft. VVa? Tfc. Boy Scouf, »flf co//*c< yoS, Scrap Pap,, ,,.„, Sa<llrrffly VOL. XLI—NO. 87 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS _ _ ™ D0 ^^ 1 ^8PAPi»OF N OBTHWOT/m K A N 8A 8 Am>80imi i A f n-».r fl «nn»r ^ -»-JI? K^ t ' w y H, lcv !!! 0 DaUy New§ Blythevllle Herald Blytncvllle Courier Mississippi Valley Leader • _BLYTHEVILL13, ARKANSAS, THUKSDAY, JUNK 29, 1944 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ^^^^ .,-'-..-, . - . . i | . m+mm . u *->.*~« W W*. t.*4tj * * f 4J V/A^iT A(J £ GREAT TANK BATTLE RAGES NEATCAl TODAV'8 WAR ANALYSIS 'Living Space' Becomes Yoke j On Axis Neck By JAMES HARPER United Free* SUM Writer Instead ot Ihe living space Ihcy Bought, (tic Germans arc finding only space In which to die. At the high tide of their conquest, they occupied over half of Europe and one-third of one per cent of Africa. Now they're out of Africa, altogether and maintain only a slack grip on 30 per cent of Europe. Her e are the figures: Europe sprawls over 3,000,812 miles of the earth's surface Al the full flush of victory, Hitler and his pal Miissollni controlled two .million and 24,1000 square miles Jof It. And Axis jsoldiers were j moving eastward r to conquer the j r e s t. which 1 stretched between I the Russian bat- tlcllne and the j Ural Mountains. , On the side, they ' held sway over 1 140,000 square | miles of Africa. Since that time, ! Africa has been James Harper cleared of the enemy. The Allies have picked up 24,000 square miles of territory In tile conquest of Sicily, Corsica, Sardinia, Panlclleria and Lampedusa. They have liberated over half tho peninsula of. Italy and one-thousands of France's 212,000 square miles of their own territory. Hitler Still Holds Big Area Now Hitler holds sway over only 1,400,000 square miles. And the plan that emerged 'from Tehran Is just getting into full swing. But the Allies still have a hard path to travel. Hitler still holds' territory' equal to that of the first '23 states, in alphabetical ordqr, of the United States. He still controls air area ..,., ..equal to that of .Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, ""Callforiilai' : , ; !Cdloraiio, Connecticut, Delaware," Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine Maryland; ."Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, .Mississippi, nnd Missouri. There still remains a long list ijrf/f nations that 'must be wrcslcd 'Strain Hitler's grip: Czechoslovakia, R-hich was conquered in four days; Poland, which fell in 28; Denmark, which Hillcr look in 11 hours; Norway, which required 24 days. Holland, four days; Belgium, 18 days; Luxembourg, 10 hours; France, 30 days; Greece, 27 days, and • the Balkans, most of which eased into Hitler's camp as'satellites. ' Speedy Fall Likely At first glance, it seems like a lot of territory to reconquer. But once Germany starts toppling, It will fall fast. The Allies may grab some of those nations as fast as Hitler took them. The fact is, Hitler, who started .out. to .get .living space for the Germans, now has the living space, but not enough Germans to garrison it. Eighty million or so Germans must keep in check peoples—under various degrees of dominations, totaling more than 161 million. And on the side, they must fight a war. Hitler may even give up some of those nations voluntarily to .fcgvail himself of the soldiers guard- ^iig them. For Instance, he could muster 25 divisions for the eastern front by pulling out of Scandanavia. Germany, out-numbered or potentially out-numbered on every front, could well use those soldiers. But by sending fresh troops into Finland, the Germans apparently have shown that they won't give up a square foot of territory until they're' forced to. Hitler's policy of splitting up his forces to hold every nook and cranny of Europe will work for the Allies. They can turn his old strategy of "divide nnd conquer" against him. Hitler demands territory. He got territory, all right, but he also got more trouble than he bargained for. The "Army Times" has contributed what it considers a suitable Inscription to be used for Adolf Hitler's tombstone. The author of the epilaphy is Adolf Hitler himself, who frequently declared: "Tills is definitely my last territorial demand." Livestock ST. LOUIS NATfONAL STOCKYARDS—Livestock (WPA1: Hog receipts 12,800 head with 8,000 salable. Top price 13.85. 180-270 pounds 13.75-13.85; 140-160 pounds 4J.00-13.00; sows 11.40-11.50. --iK'attle receipts 3,950 head, with 3.200 salable. Calves 2,000, all salable. Yearlings and heifers 14.2515.75. Cows 8.25-10.25. Canners and cutters 5.75-7.75; slaughter steers 10.50-17.00; slaughter heifers 9.0016.25; stackers and feeder steers 8.50-13,75. NeW'York Cotton open high low close Mar. , 2093 2099 2086 2099 2087 May . 2012 2079 2065 2078 2068 July . 2106 2200 2102 2201 2104 Oct. . 2127 2138 2123 2138 2125 t>SC. .2109 2117 2103 2116 2105 Flattop Becomes a 'Landcraft Carrier' Americans Lose Dewey Opposes Americans in Any World Police Vital Air Base Force0rgan ' zedUn ' derl ^ Near A big U. S. nira-aft carrier was recently, transformed mto a "freighter" when every inch ol available space aboard was loaded : . iwlh trucks, jeeps, Iroop carriers and land planes foi delivery to :, a Pacific, naval air stalion. Photo above'shows'the flattop's flight ' -jicck—jammed with molor vehicles instead of the usual planes '• Cadet Killed; Another Saved By Parachute Aviation ' Cadet : Marshall Earle Maddpx, 20, of Laurcns, S. C., was instantly killed when the twin- enginj .training.ship whiclir he-vwas piloting crashed to earth '.'three miles northwest of the BIythcville Army Air Field -atout 11:30 o'clock yoA-terdny morning. Col. Kurt M. Landon, commanding officer of the field, announced late yesterday afternoon. Co-pilot of the ship, Aviation Cadet Joseph p. Maher Jr, 20, of Detroit, Mich., is In the BAAP hospital today where he Is being treated for minor injuries suffered when he parachuted to safety. Both men were members of Class 44-G, which will graduate next month. The ship was on a routine training flight when the crash occurred. Details of the accident were being investigated today by a board of officers. The body of-Cadet Maddox was sent to Lauren? this afternoon by Holt Funeral Home. Services and burial will be field there, probably Sunday. The victim leaves a brother, William K. Maddox of Laurcns, a sister, Miss Wilma Juanlta Maddox of Greenwood, S. C,, and an aunt, Mrs. Ola Taylor of Laurens, with whom he made his home. Prior to enlisting in the Army Air Force in November, 1942, Cadet Maddox was a student at Pennsylvania State College. Soviets Drive Toward Minsk At Full Speed By Unilctl Tress The Red Army sleamrollcr Is smashing loward Minsk at lop speed. Russian land and air forces are striking murderous blows at Nazi divisions trapped behind the front. Soviet troops raced lo within 35 miles southeast and 40 miles northeast of Minsk—the White Russian capital. The Germans arc reported fleeing in frenzied disorder—abandoning their positions even before they were attacked. Massed armadas of Stormovik assault planes cascaded countless tons of bombs on Ihe retreating enemy clpumns. Huge fleets of American ace planes joined in the show. They strafed the Germans with machine gun bullets — and pounded tanks, armored vehicles and trucks Into piles of wreckage. To the south of Minsk, Marshal Stalin sent a new column spearing toward a strategic gap In lhc Pripct Marshes. On the Finnish front. Russian troops captured a town only 18 miles from the capital of Karelian Soviet Republic. They drove almost (o (he pre-1039 Finnish border on thc Aunus Isthmus. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Friday. Chicago Rye •-. open high low close July '. 109K 10DH I08-y, 109}i 103V, Sept,. ilo« I10;S I09',i 110S Senator Caraway Makes Opening Speech Of Current Campaign At RUSSELL, VILLE, Ark., June 20 <UP) — Senator Haltic W. Caraway, in opening, her campaign for rcnominalion al RusseUvillc last night, promised ' tha{,: If re-elected she will be the best senator she possibly can ana would try to "rank with those great senators from Arkansas who have served before her. Senator Caraway declared that the current war "was necessary.' "Had enough members of Congress joined me in trying to have this country properly prepared, Hie « would have been averted," she said. She said that this was her answer lo opponents who "are saying we need a strong person In the senate in tliis emergency." The Arkansas senator also answered those who have objected lo a woman serving as senator. This is what she hud to say on lhat point: "Never before in our history have women assumed such national importance both on the war and the home fronts". And added: "My policy has been to represent ali our people and not a- particular class' group or sex." Answering charges by her critics that she docs not make speeches In the senate, Mrs. Caraway said: "I do make speeches, when I think the occasion demands it. Th c record will show that 1 have made many. Some think there is too much , talk in Congress. We could have much less of it and get more done and save lots of money." Touching on the postwar problem, Senator Caraway said that the Unilcd Slates must "get tough at the peace table." She said that she is in favor of disarming the international "bandits" and keeping them disarmed. "Unless we do this," she said, "there will be an olher v:ar." Thc Arkansas senator expressed her favor of an "international collaboration to prevent an agrcssor from disturbing the peace of the world." Hengyang Our Men Fly Overtime In Hopes Of Saving Eastern China Bases CHUNGKING, June 29. , (UP) — The bis American air base outside HciiRyang in central China has fallen to the Japanese. A Japanese communique : claims that Jap airplanes arc already operating from the airfield. And a 14th Air Force communique admits that American filers have bombed the base, completely destroying the runway. Tokyo claims the full of this airfield Is the first serious blow to the American air force based in China. And reports from a front" lino position with Gen. Claire Chennault's Flying Timers admits that our airmen In China arc fighUtif; their most desperate battles to save their bases in eastern China. The Tigers arc Hying as much as nine to 10 hours a day, in thsir fight to keep the Japs from driving nil Uic way down the Canton-Hankow mil- way, to cut, China In two For oiitc the enemy has taken the whola mil- way, eastern China ..will IK cpltt from the Interior anjt American air bases, al| .along the, coast .will be neutralized..-,'. . 4 > ., There hayo bccn-rio signs that the Chinese will- be able to stop the Jap push down the railway in China's rice bowl. The enemy troops may already 'belnsyc 'the key-city of Hengyang, hub' of south China's railroad network. One Japanese broadcast clajined the city .was occttV pled.-biit.'ii-'liijer.-oiie made no men-; Uoirol' tnisr However, A chungkiwfc communique acknowledges that the city Is in flames. : The . Japanese claim . they h'hvo killed 6,500 Chinese soldiers since the drive in Hunan province started oii.June 20th. Quota Reached InChickasawba District Drive The Chlckasawba District went over the lop yesterday in the Piftli War Loan with total sales ot $1,017,856 reported this morning, according lo Loy B. Elch, dislrlcl chairman. "Allhough we have been successful hi reaching our goal in total sales, we are more, than $100,000 short of the quota set for E, P and G bonds," Mr. Etch said. These arc the bonds that arc intended for the smaller purchaser and offer the highest interest rate of any government Issue. They may be purchased in denominations ranging upward from $25 and mature In 10 years. "It Is to be hoped that the person with $18.75 or more to invest will purchase one or more bonds before the Fifth'War Loan closes on July 8 in order .that we might reach our quota for these particular bonds," Mr. Etch stated. Bidtish^Apparentiy Regulations Adopted LITTLE ROCK, June 29 (UP) — A new regulation has been adopted ...„, „„,,„.-,, , MI5 , by the 'State Board of Education Shelton Heard Osceoln Ark • for equalizing fund-aid lo districts ' ' current expenses per child In average daily attendance; from $13 lo $lfi the budget allowance for transportation and from $12.50 to J13- .50. The charge against district for rommon school funds apportioned. CHICAGO, June 29 (UP)—Qov- irnor Dewey of New York declared today Hint lh c foreign policy phuik ol the new GOP platform ruled out the inclusion of American boys In n»v world police force Unit Is under disembodied international control. Dcwcy wns asked at a news conference, his first since his nomination as Republican presidential candidate, If die GO|> foreign policy plunk ruled out an InlernuUon- al police force. This Is wlint lie replied: "What <Io you menu by International police force? if you mean American boys In an nnny under the direction of some disembodied spirit called an inlcnmlional police force, yes." Favors World Court Deivcy then WHS nsked if Im believes lhc GOP foreign policy plank calls for u world court. He nttsvc'f ed in Ihn affirmative. 13ut he em- haslnefi that thc Inlernnllonal or- anl/.ation for peaci> proposed by lhc Republican platform, would not luive sovereign power lo ninkc war. Dewey also lold his news conference that he will formulaic his campaign stralcgy alter consultations in ChtcaRo during tho next few days. He said he will solicit Ui 0 ndyice of every party leader who wajils lo join In lh<i drive to retire (he noose veil admlnlslralle-n ncxl January. That, he added, Includes Wendell Wlllkle. . • He plnii« some rcorganl/ution of llu; Republican National comiult- lec Involving rcllrciuenl of Chairman Harrison K. Spanglcr, bill wns not ready to name .the successor. However, Dewey will!meet lomor- row with the executive committee ol Ihe national committee, when a new national chairman probably will be chosen. lacing n bnvrago of queslloiis from ;ioo ncwraien nl Ills hciulqunr- ler.s In the Slovens Hotel, Dewey look on nil comers In a free-style, frec-hnnil session, giving his ims- wcrs tersely, without hesllallori. Wearing a gray dDUble-brenslcil suit, a dlrigoiiiil striped ., tic Mid white shirt, thc GOP Mandard- lienror stood before his audience, leaning back against a table. He gave raptil-flrc-but largely negative answers to their queries. To Consult Brlckcr Speaking In a wcll-moduliiled voice Hint ''biircly carried- lo I'ioso in the back of the room, Dowey emphasised Hint Governor Jjrlckcr will bo consulted on everythlnn. liis ninnliiK male was, not present nt-'tho -conference, but Dcwcy had brcakfnsicd with Rrlutar.' Uewcv said Ihe party's foreign policy plank wns "a••.document prc- pared by many people, with Inevitable compromises." There followed a scries ol fliics- tlons on social and economic problems. One reporter asked— "To what cxlcnt do you expect private enterprise to provide employment when the war Is over and da you anticipate the need ot federal help?" The answer— "lateral help will be fumlnmcnl- nl. It will IMS necessary. But I hope that Drlvnlo enterprise will provide full employment an early ns blo." Frulses Stciirllj- Jjnv.i Thc next' muvillou was: "What about nioillllcnllon of fcdwii security laws, such as thc Bcciirllte.s and exchange- commission?' 1 •Ih n ntuwcr: "!)y and Im-gc, the 8KO Is one of the best things the present administration ever did." Dowey ihcii was askcil whether his future cabinet would menu Ihe exclusion of cordell Hull, the present Democratic Secretary of Slate. Uowcy wnlled and said: "I am not »idiil(ihi(r In nicking n cabinet nt thin Klngc," And dually, he wiitf naked wliclh- or lie would (jive up the governor' fillip, of New York Stale in view of 'ls- nomination.. Tile amwor wan no. Catcher Soldier : f>ie.s Of Wounds In Biak Action i jSlnJT Scrgt. \V. H. (Dick) Slicl- ton; son of .1. o. Shelton of the fjjitchci' community, rieiir Lepiittto, Ark., died June 5 of wounds rc- ccjved in action In the Pacific Ho 5T*l2e. - , "'. • . \ ' '.;, .'•Bonr In Lodl, Mis/C-hc lived'for many years In the Hotelier- community, entering the Army in June, 1841. Sergeant Shellon had never received a furlough, but had recently written his family that he was expecting to Ire returned home soon. He liad been oversells 25 months, and was fatally wounded on Bisk Island. He Is survived by .'his father and stepmother; his sister, Cummins Rites Are Held Today grandmother, Mrs. w. 'jr. Otlm his ° j»..«w. fti tmnniuijiii;! f JUIO, W, J|] ' O/lOJfOJl The new: regulations raise from $30 Br.; two hallbrothers and two halt- to $32 the budget allowance for sisters, all of the Hatcher commn- rurrpnf. /»vnnncnr nnv fHtlj I.. n.._ .-ii.. i-vmiim nlly. N. O. Cotton open high low close '•""•"• .' i >.w '.urn ^ ar - • 2M3 2I06 2MO 21 OB 2000 Four textbook selecting commlT May . 2074 2082 2008 2081 2010 tees have also been appointed-, lo July . 2223 2223 2220 22301) 2225b recommend adoptions in literature, Oct. . 2120 2143 2125 2143 2132 reading, general science and health.' Dec. . 2110 2124 2105 213i 2112 Hazards of War Are Nothing Compared To Overheated Auto IHnes? Proves ' To Blythoville Woman , Here Last Nighf Mrs. -Oral-go Cummins ; died 'at, 1:30 o'clock lust night at lllylhe- ville Hospital where -she wns 'admitted Bulurday, In. Ill health. '.or' tome time, Mrs. Cummjns' condition became critical a 'week. ago. She was 52, Born In Hlplcy, Tcnn., Mrs. Cummins had been a resident of niylhevllle for about 15 years. She W and Mr. cummins, who Is a paint--' . , - cr, made their home at 100 East Rose street. They had no children. At her bedside when «ho idled were her three sisters, Mrs, Derlirn Caldwcll of Dycrsburg, Tcnn., Mrs. Bell Adams and Mrs. Levl CrpWcicr, both of Memphis. They arrived BCV- eral days ago wlieii Mrs. Cummins' condition became critical: Funeral services were held nl 10:30 o'clock tills morning' ftl Cobh Funeral Home with the . Rev. • p. G. Hlndman, Methodist ihlhl&tc'r, officiating. Burial was marie at Elmwooil Cemetery. - • . Forty-six successful bombing missions in the China-India-Burma theater, a forced landing in the snow-swept Atlas Mountains of Nortli Africa, a crack-up In the take-off of a H-24 loaded with highly explosive ammunition and fuel, these are the experience.? of Scrgt. Roy Whlslle, former Mississippi County youar, who escaped the hazards of war only to severely burn his face while home on a furlough when the radiator of ills nutomoblic spewed scalding water over his head. Sergeant Whistle Is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. ! G. M. Whistle of Black Oak. They formerly .lived In Holland, Mo., and Manila. The 23-year-old radio-gunner, who spent 15 months overseas, is enjoying a special treat on his second furlough since he and his brother. Slaff Sergt. J. W. Whistle, are having a reunion,' their first in three years. J. W.. who also is In the Air Corp.?, is stationed at Santa Ana, Calif. Sergeant Whlslle, who was slated to leave tomorrow for his station al Avon Park, Fin., after his two- week furlough, has asked for an emergency extension of his leave because of his scalded face. His brother, who was also home on a two-weeks furlough,, will leave for his post Saturday, As souvenir of the exciting months spent in India, Sergcanl Whistle has a prized "short snort- er"' bill, on which is thn signature of Col. Phil Corkln, inspiration for Flip Corkin in the widely read "Terry" cartoon, Colonel Corkln and Sergeant Whistle served at the same hase In India for several months. Another veil-known nnma on his "short snorter" is that of Tom Treanor, war correspondent for The Los Angeles Times who was one of tho Sergeant's companions on their eventful flight home aboard a B-24 last March. A member of the famed "Plying Tigers" alro signed his bill. "There were several momtmte during that trip • home when we were not sure that we had survived the war to land safely In the good ole U. S. A. Three of the engines cut out 10 times, and when three leaks developed In the gas line, lhc pilot hart lo make a forced landing in the Atlas Mountains. Although this was In friendly territory, the landing was hazardous for the ground was covered In a a foot of snow. We were lucky enough lo land on a field, so after refueling, we taxied to n runway within several feet of where we landed, and took off for home." Another lime when the icy breath of death came a little too close occurred when the bomber, heavily loaded with 1000 pounds of destruction for the Japanese and 2500 gallonsi of gasoline cracked up ns It was taking off from the Indian base for a tombing mission. It was miraculous, the crew breathed as they ran to safety, that the bomlxs and gasoline survived the crash without Instantly exploding and sending the soldiers lo their death, But the final proof of his luck was the completion of .his 46th bombing mission without a scratch, but with plenty of narrow escapes chalked up for him. Evidence lhat Ihe former Manila man has been around considerably since lie left the States arc his bills from Algiers, Egypt, North Africa, Brazil, Persia, India, China, and Morocco. Sergeant Whlslle enlisted in the Air Corps more than two and « half years ago when lie was making his home with his parents near Manila. He and his brother were graduated In 1937 from Holland, Mo., High School, where the family lived plror to moving to this county. AfUr his graduation from high • school he attended Chilli- cothe'.Buslness College, Chlllicothe, Mo., gillie J. W. attended the University of Missouri, Columbia. Minister Talks On Need Of Men To Build Future The Rev. E. O. Brown, pastor of First Baptist Church, was the speaker al the meeting of the BIythc- ville Rotary Club today at Hotel Noble, using ns his topic, "Wanted, Men." "The world of tomorrow needs men of vision and courage If America Is lo take its place among the brotherhood of nations, and if we are to enjoy Americanism as we know it now," the Rev. Mr. Brown told his listeners. Guests at the meeting, In addition to -the speaker, were Capl. Thomns K. Mahan of El Paso, Texas,- and Marshall C. Heck, assistant niiimal husbandman with the extension service In Little Hock. Greene County Doctor And Son Are Accused JONESBOllO. Ark., June 29 (UP) —A prominent Greene County physician and his son will eo on Irlal In Federal Court at Joncsboro Monday on charges of Alleged operation of a black market In sale of authomobile and truck tires. The Federal charge asks that Dr. J. D. Blackwood and his son, Dennis Blackwood, show cause why their suspended sentences given in an earlier case should not be revoked. In December, 1942, Dr. in prison and his son was given a three-year sentence. However, Ihe •sentences were suspended by Fed- Mountaineers Reach. Three Stranded Men ariAND CANYON, Arli"., Juno 21) (U, P.I— Two uxpcrlonccij^mciintalii- ecrs have;'re.a.chc<l the three Army airmen thnl have becii .stranded on a plateau In tho Oriii'ul C/anyon for:- 10, days,-,-.... .?,'. tl ..:' a i;.?'.'..- The first man of thc'^-rcsnio party to get to the men was Ed Laws, who has been a member of the National • Park Service for 20 yearn. The rest, of the Army and Park Service rescuers were dose hehiml tho mountaineers, and arc expccl- , - etl lo rcndi tho Isolated plateau .V "'" few, hours. War Department Honors Civilian Lifflo Rock Man To Bo Presented Award For Mapping Device . iIjE ROCK, June 20 (U.P.) — A Boy from the hills of Tennessee who got his first Job with the Unite Sidles Engineers In 1033 as h common laborer at |V5 a month Is to receive the highest civilian award bestowed by the War Department at Iilttle ftock tomorrow. Major General Eugene Reynolds, chief of the corps of engineers, Is lo make the cxcepllonal civilian service award lo William T. Ryall of Little nock at special ceremonies tomorrow afternoon. Ryall will be the third person in the nation to receive the award, which is being made at the direction of Secretary of War Henry I,. Stlmson. Ilyall will receive the award for developing a device which has revolutionized mapping of large areas nnd difficult .terrain. Engineers say Ry nil's Invention has revolutionized the establishment of secondary controls for mapping and surveying of highly specialized projects. And has cut lhc cost of money, manpower nnd time, BS well as almost eliminating the margin of human error. Through the use of small helium gas balloons and short wave radio communications, a crew of 20 men can survey as much area In a day as that formerly surveyed by 50 men. Cost has been reduced about 50 per cent. Engineers say use of Hie new device In strategic mapping areas of rome 6.000 square miles near Dei Rio, Texas, and 3,500, square miles near Buffalo, N. Y., resulted in savings of some revoked. In December, 1942, Dr. "' W""IBS <« tunie MU.WJ, Blackwood was sentenced lo a year Ca P t - Richard Krause, aide lo in prison and his son was given Ocnernl Reynolds, nnd Colonel c. D. Barker, chief of the industrial personnel branch, ofjlce of the i^iiiiiivi.i v>i;i[; auaiivituuu u/ rt;u- • —~.., v...w v. v.,v cral Judge Thomas Trimble on chlet ot enBlneers, also will attend condition that thc son enter the thc ceremonies, armed forces. After serving a few > —— months, the son was given a medical discharge. Fire Damage Small Small damage resulted from a /Ire caused by an oil stovft at the N. W. Trantham . home, 110 East Ash street, at, a o'clock this after- New York Stocks A T & T 162 3-8 Arner Tobacco 713-4 Beth Steel 631-8 Chrysler 94 7-8 Coca Cola , 127 Gen Motors 64 1-4 N Y Central 18 3-8 Int Harvester 773- North Am Aviation noon. . North Am Aviation 8 1-2 The wallpaper lit the kitchen, Republic Steel > 196-8 where th c fire occurred, was slight-1 Standard of N j 56 7-8 ,.--v.-v fi'i* ••«v, v-vv.1 »i,vtj riOti t}tigitu- r kJLlVUUtUU Ui ly damaged by the smoke and I Texas Corp llamcs. 1 U S Steel 43 59 Reinforced Nazi Counter-Attacks Are BeatenOftS Allies Widen Salient \ Across O.deh and Jake' Strategic Heights LONDON, Juno' 29. ' (UP)—The ({rent tnnlc tattle raging near Caen Normandy Is jolng In favor or Hflt )cK * in the ., British tank forces havo beaten' off reinforced German coimtcr-af- InckB southwest of Cnon and havo lire-used forward for now gnlrts Broadening their salient across (he Odon rlvor, they have seized strategic heights overlooking the Gci^ limns' Oruo river defense line " " Strlklni! out ovei lolling farmlands bcUcen the two rivers," the British by.uns.seit u large number of hamlets, wooded areas and arong point!, Klilch now arc- being mopped up. 8n Inning southward from the lowci (lank of their wcdgo across the Odon, Drills!! tanks reached the road between Evrrcy mid vlllers, ilocngo. 'lhal represented a gain ot .liomo two miles from their last 10- portcd positions in that sector. : Towns Captured : Supictuo Headquarters reveals 4 lhat tho British now llrmly hold foul- s towns viiiich wcio the main stiong- pulnts In the hotly contested cluster ' _af collage; southwest of Caen ,s , The crucial battle turned In favor of Uio British nftcr their cannon, . had shredded German, columns of> reinforcements 'pouring up' foi an " attempt to stem tho Allied advance.* r Fronl dispatches siiy hundreds ot' cannon and swarms of planes hum: nicrod the German rc-!nforccment, columns mclng.up to the Normandy* front southwest, ot Caen. British : •guns fired .more "than 10,000 shells" "' lir four hours this morning to x break tip what appeared to be a big'Ger- man counter-thrust. Coastal ob- servois report grand-scale air an- tlvity o\or the channel as the Allies took advAntnge of improving yveath- er to strike German lines. i One correspondent reports a "continuing rumble as our heavy bombers pummel tho Ojnuan roads behind the front" Another front report soys Nazi relief units ; are being "slaughtered" by the RAF. j Enemy Setn Moving Up Tho Allies opened their land and sea bombardment after aerial reconnaissance showed lhat the Germans were shitllng troops on a major scale from eastern France and Germany Itself to. the front.' The Nazi high command apparently hns (leclried at last that the Normandy front represents General Eiscnhow- - er's major invasion: effort, .Troops that were held meet'other fronts now are believed to t be on their way to Normandy. :.->"• ••-•; n«. In Washington, SccreTary'bf f \Var Sttmson said ,-.the. pcrfnaris 'weie "thoroughly surprised 1 ' at the vast number; of troops hurled into the Norrrmnrty peninsula. But he warned ; ' that large hew enemy reserves are ; being moved up to attempt a major counter-attack. As for the" battle , around Caen, Stlmson said it Is de- ' veloplng to the advantage of the Allies and will add to the total,of 200 enemy tanks already destroyed ' in past actions.- ••-. •V/.V. : -• Reviewing the Normnndy fighting, Stlmson attributed Allied success so far to four 1 things. 1, the enemy's under-estimatlou of Allied ability to land new troops. 2,-to the approaching "state ol thinness" of the German air force. 3, to the destruction of bridges, railways and highways by Allied air forces.-And last, lo enemy fear of 'Allied laiidr Ings elsewhere. • Stlmson ' called the capture of Cherbourg a "brilliant" operation. Fanatical Nazi remnants' havt retreated to. a finger-of land iuttins northn-est'of Cherbourg.. And to- ^ day, they're reported planning a To bnik defense, supported by supplies dropped at night from airplanes. Heavy formations of American planes flew over the cape this morning, hammering at coastal artillery emplacements.from" which the Ger,mans are still tossing an occasional shell Into Cherbourg. American planes, 2000 strong, also struck deep into central Germany today. The 1000 Plying Fortresses and Liberators, convoyed by a like number of fighters, hit aircraft factories at Leipzig, three other aircraft plants In central Germany, arid •.' B synthetic oil refinery near Leipzig. German fighter opposition -was sporadic. Some groups met" no Interference at all, while one group was engaged in the most severe dogfight since D-Day. Early reports Indicate that American fighters downed at least 32 German planes. Meanwhile, the Allies have warned the occupied continent that the ban on fishing in coastal wateis oft northwestern Europe, in force since D-Day, will be continued for another week. Chicago Wh««t open high' low close July . 158« 158S 15TS 158« 158 Sept.. 15814 159S 158tt 159H

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