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vc San Waste Paper/ It is Valuable to the War IHortl The Boy Scouts w/// coffee! your Scrap Poptr wry Saturday BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS DOMINANT NKW8PAPKB OF NORTH*A8T ARKANSAS AND BOUTH1ABT MISSOURI XLI—NO. 89 Blylheville Dally Newi BJj-tlievDla Hcrsld Blythevlllis Courier MlsslMlppl Volley Leader BIA'THEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JUIA' 1 1944 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS BRITISH WITHSTAND 3 TANK ASSAULTS tODAY'8 WAR ANALYSIS Heavy Losses Overbalanced By Victories By JAMES HABPEK United Prcsi Staff Writer America won some of Us greatest victories In June, bill It nlso paid ihc highest price. Casualty lists lengthened on every front. To date, slightly over a quarter of a million young Americans arc numbered on that list. And, of those, 55,000 arc dead. This figure Is 81,000 under American mortalities for the Inst war. Strategist s |must weigh profit Sand loss in cold jfigurcs. Senti- gment can play little part In their work. In war, men must die, -the less the better, still, they must, die. So although it is small comfort to those who have borne lh c loss of sons, husbands and fa- i thers, it can be James Harper -said that America has achieved n great result for the price it has paid in Ills lives of its young men. The United States, in two-and- one-half years of fighting two major enemies, lias lost less men than in one year of fighting one major enemy in the last war. In fact, 113,000 less. In the last war, eight per cent of the Americans under arms were casualties. Even if the United States has only 10,000,000 men in uniform' now^-and the figure probably is larger—casualties are only between two and three per cent Lets check our casualties against the results achieied on' the major : fronts. First at to France There o\er : 24,000 Americans have been killed, wounded or are missing That figure nvvy shrink somewhat when some of Trrcctr—riXfeU Hs^ -nm-ili g turn up "'with other outfits.'Yet commanders say this figure is considerably under what .they had expected. .-.-.. Combined British, American and Canadian casualties in the Normandy batlle lolal 40,500. Yet, the Allies inflicted nearly twice that number of casualties on the ^.enemy. They cracked the Atlantic wall, and they bagged a great port as a supply funnel into Europe. 'In Italy, America has suffered C4.CKIO casualties, the British about 70,000. But, for their losses, thes cleared the Mediterranean, galnec the great Foggia air bases, lied down a sizeable German army; knocked Italy out of the war. And in the six weeks since the Cassin< break-through, they have inflicted 80,000 to 100,000 casualties on the Germans. In Ihe east, the Germans suffered 184,000 losses in the first week of the White Russian campaign. Which means that thc Nazis on three fronts in six weeks have suffered over 350,000 casualties, more than America's losses for the whole 'He Was My Buddy' A U. S. Marine kneels in final farewell to one of Ills buddies, whose fine-shrouded body lies on n litter in preparation for Ijurial, The fallen Marines In the photo were among lliosc'wlio died in Invasion of Jap stronghold of Snlpan. war on all fronts. Turning to the Pacific, we find that American forces have suffered 0700 casualties In the Saipan operation. That's three times the Number lost at Tarawa and almost three times the number lost in six months in Guadalcanal. Yet, nearly 5000 Japs are known to have died. And, since three men usually are wounded to one killed, Jap total casualties may well he over twice ours. We now control 60 per cent of the island. And once it is all ours, Allied planes and ships would be within striking distance of the Jap homeland. But Rear Admiral Barbey, commander of the ./7th Amphibious Force, recently said that the period of easy victories ended at Hollandia. And, only yesterday, Generals Marshall and Arnold and Admiral King warned of a "tough fight' ahead. America won great victories in June, Rome, Normandy, Saipan and the battle of the Eastern Philippines. And it paid a heavy price for those victories. But greater battles must be won and a greater price paid before many victories will merge into final victory. New York Stocks A T & T 163 5-8 Amer Tobacco 717-8 Anaconda Copper 26 3-4 Beth Steel 63 1-2 Barton Speech To Feature 4th Senatorial Candidate To Be At Fairgrounds With Grand Olc Qpry Col. T/H. Barton of El Dorado, senatorial.candidate who Is making a state-wide tour with the WSM Grand Ole Opry troupe, will come to Blythcvllle Tuesday night, July 4. The two-hour show, which includes a 30-minute address by Colonel Barton, will' be. held at .the Toilnds" iit"Wo!ker Park, "The affair will begin at J5:15 o'clock. Following the example of Louisiana's new governor, Jimmy Davis, and W. Lee O'Daniel, the "pass the biscuits, pappy" flour man from Texas, now iu the Sennit, Colonel Barton is taking his show to all major towns in the state. Renewed proof of the potency of hillbilly entertainers as political campaigners is the huge crowds which turn out to greet the troupe of the Grand Ole Opry and the Arkansas oil tycoon who started his career as a $10 a week express clerk in'a small Texas lowii. :' Max B. Reid, Blythevflle attorney who Is campaign manager for Colonel Barton, will introduce the candidate, and "Doc" Dean will act as master of ceremonies. These people, together with Jam- up and Honey and the Grand Olc Opry gang, travel In modern, streamlined motor caravan. Despite he heat and tire and gasoline ra- .ionipg, crowds of from 3,000 to V.OOO already have greeted the -roupe in each of II Arkansas towns. In Little Rock, on Wednesday evening, the largest crowd in the history of .the .city's political rallies turned out for the colonel and the Grand Ole Opry. Towns already visited include Stamps, Monticello, McGehee, Pin Bluff, Helena, Forrest City, Stuttgart, Lonoke, Searcy, Russellville Little Rock nnd Conway. During July the show will play Jonesboro Walnut Ridge, Newport, Batesvlllc, Rogers, Port Smith, Paris, Clarksville, Wynne and El Dorado, which is the colonel's home. 11 Tennesseans Accused By FBI In Black Market MEMPHIS, July 1 (U.P.)— D. S. Hosteller, FBI agent In Memphis, says 11 persons Imvc been arrested in Lauderdalc county in connection with a tire, tube and battery black market. Hosteller says Ihc black market has flourished in west Tennessee >r 10 months and was conducted ith material stolen from the Icmphts railway express agency. Two.'former employes of 'the ailway agency, Ainns John Milan, f Memphis, and John Wesley Bcallions,- of -Curve and Memphis. avc been arfesled in the black na'rket" roundup, according to tostelter. The FBI says from four to five housand dollars worth of good." lad been stolen from the railwaj xpress agency while Milan nnd Scallions worked there. Arrests made in connection with he purchase of stolen goods iu- Hlde George Hendrcn, operator of Halls service station; Ncal Mays Thompson, operator of n Rlplej eryice station; Edward Lee Bich- ardpn, Curve ice dealer; Heno Calvin Johnson, Rlplcy Negro farm cr; Milton William Davis, employe of a Halls service station; Wilstoi ix Carmack, Gates farmer Willie Bob Savley, Gales farmer lase Lee Worlds, Curve farmer; and Robert Ncal Criner, Gates 'armcr. All have been released on bonds. Chrysler 94 5-8 Gen Electric 37 7-8 Gen Motors 64 1-2 Montgomery Ward 47 3-8 N Y Central 18 5-8 Int Harvester 78 North Am Aviation 9 Republic Steel 20 Radio 11 1-4 Socony Vacuum 13 5-8 SUidebaker 187-8 Standard of N J 57 1-4 Texas Corp 41 5-8 Packard 57-8 U. S. Steel 59 3-8 Rain has not been known for three years on some farms In the Rudolph Lake district of the Kenya colony In East Africa. Local Stores To Be Closed For Two Days Hundreds of Blytheville residcnU will have an elongated Fourth o July holiday for most of tb c ready to-wear shops, department stores and grocery stores have reportcc that they will remain closed boll Tuesday and Wednesday. Employ ees Ihereby will benefit from In dependence Day falling on Tuesdaj for many business managers have voiced the opinion that there will be little need to open til) following day, since It Is the ciislom to close at noon Wednesdays. Also enjoying a long holiday will be employees of the Blytheville and Osceola court houses, which will be closed from Saturday noon until the following Wednesday. The post office will close on the Fourth, when city mall will be delivered, but no rural delivery will be made that day, postal officials said. New York Cotton Russian Army )rawing Near Nazi Stronghold White Russian Base May Be Enveloped By Red Offensive MOSCOW, July 1 (UP)—The on- rushlvtg soviet steamroller has moved almost within shelling distance of Minsk, .Russian armlc.'i tare enveloping the While Russian cnpitnl from the north and south, Tlic biitllo (or the nnclcnt cilndel approaches Us decisive plinsc. Tlie Nnzi command threw reserve Iroops Into vain attempts lo block tlie lied army avalanche, 1 Moscow observers believe tlic biittlc-wcnrv Wehrmnchl may im- derlnke a desperate slnnd wllh Its iiinln surviving forces Immediately So/pan Battle Hearing Climax; Yanks Win Heights At Garapan IS) UnUrd I'm* Tho hardest battle of tho Pacific \viir, llic invasion of Saipim Island, is moving towurd a clinnix. American Marines nnd Army troops Iwvo driven uliead to ridges overlooking tlic enemy cupllul of Ganipun. Tho new position is a tuelical siirinkboa'rd u«ainst all remaining Japanese defenses on tliu island, • outside Minsk. 'I he Germans 5th Army Units Close On Siena Americans In Italy Reported 17 Mites From Livorno Port ALLIED .HEADQUARTERS, Rome, June 1 (U.P,)—Allied force's have blnslcd through Germnii delaying positions nnd again arc ml- With 00 per cent or Snlpnn under thcfr control, the Americans had a chance lo c xmnlnc tlic Isluml dc-, n weird Japanese verulon of the now discredited Mnglnot line. Most of Rround. the defenses are undcr- Tlic Japanese uscil nn- Ciivo.s In limestone rocks lo nml ainmunlllun. face a choice of Riots Reported In Copenhagen Danes Are Demanding Withdrawal Of Nazi Troops From Capital STOCKHOLM, July 1 (U.P.) — Thousands of Danish citizens In the capital of Copenhagen are reported rioting today, demanding nn end to a Nazi-proclaimed stnte of emergency. Danish and Swedish press dispatches describe Copenhagen as "in nn uproar 1 ' as a result of demonstrations for the withdrawal of troops from Ihe city. However, some Stockholm quarters think the reports probably are exaggerated but that certainly the situation In • Denmark is becoming more troubled. Earlier reports from Sweden sai<l scores of German soldiers were killed when a troop train on the way to Copenhagen was derailec by a bomb explosion. A few Uahif arc reported reaching Copenhagen But oilier communications, Including air travel between Copenhagen and Malinoe, Sweden, are said to be paralyzed. The turbulent situation in Copenhagen is reported to have been aggravated when the Gestapo ar-. rested all trade union members in the capital Thursday. Mew Red Cross Jnits Created 5 Committee Heads Given Instructions By Field Workers Kendall Berry, chairman of Chtckasawba.' District of the American Red Cross, imiiouiiced today !hal five additional Red Cross Chnp- Icr services luive Ireen created in order to meet.' increased current wartime demands for humane treatment of iionTmllitnry problems, r, Mrs.''Kurt.-M.- Landon was 'tip- pointed and-has accepted chairmanship of-tho "Activities for Army and Navy Women" Cominitlee; Mrs. B. A. Lynch, chairmanship of •committee In charge of nil "Volunteer Services"; Mrs. Harry W.-Kalnes; chairmanship ot "Home Service" committee; the Rev. E. c. Brown, chairmanship of "Prisoners of War" committee; and, Mrs. James Hill Jr., chairmanship of "Staff Assistance Corps." Miss Jewell Dlxon, general Red Cross field representative for the state of Arkansas, durng her ivisl to the chapter last week assisted ii the organization of the newly created committees and gave each chairman initial Instructions In his volunteer wartime work. Anyone requiring the services o_ .hcse volunteer service committees or wishing to volunteer their,scr- 'iccs to this humane work may apply at the Chickasawba District chapter Office, recently moved to Room 203, Lynch Building. N. O. Cotton open high low close War. . 2095 2102 2094 2101 2093 May . 2072 2081 2070 2080 2072 July . 22 Mb 2214b 2219 Oct. . 2123 2135 2123 2133 2120 Dec. . 2103 2116 2107 2114 2107 unparalleled difficulty. Military spokesmen predict Minsk will fall wllhout a blow unless the enemy Ilirowu In all available local reserves. On Ihe olhcr hand—n Nazi attempt to check thc tuisslnn ronlnl charge would menu casting ircclons divisions into the- Jaws o' he Red Army pincers, Nlic quotes thc London radio Ms aying the Russians already hnvc iirroundrd Minsk—and have taken )ossesslon of llio chief mil nnd ™ ( | roulcs lending lo Warsaw. But .lie report, lacks substantiation In nny other quarter. Turning to pollllciil dcvelop- Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open high 2093 2100 2073 2080 2194 2200 2127 2133 2111 2113 low 2087 2067 2192 2123 2103 close 2100 2080 2199 2129 2113 2089 2070 2195 2124 2105 Ronnie Lee Kuykendall of In- tlUnapolls, Ind., was born with a "V" marking between his eyes. vnnclng hi Itnly. Amcrlcnti Fifth Army troops on the wo,st const lire reported within 17 miles of the bin port of Uvorno. uenls, thc Nnllonal Council of Poland has been recognized by llie union of Polish patriots ns the iiasls for forming a provisional government In Moscow. Tlic group Is said lo have been formed In Warsaw 1 by representatives' of Polish liberal pnrlles. ' •Moscow says recognition wus tic- corded by Licutcnanl-Gcncrnl ZlR- inunt BerUng—commander of Polish forces' in "Soviet--iffi&slfi:"'~ ! ' "' : '" " Five Ordnance Workers Injured In Explosion LITTLE ROCK, July 1 (U.I 1 .) — Five men have been Injured In nn explosion nl Ihe Arkansas ordnance plant near-Jacksonville. Charles H. Whitlow of Judsonhi is the only one considered In i\ tcrious condition. He suffered a mangled nrm'. Fragment of a mclnl fuse were also burled In Ills body. The oilier four victims, Bernard Blair of Grccnbrler, A. W. Pcnry of North Ltllie Rock, and I. W. Swann ami Bill Joe Wood, both from Bccbc, were not so seriously njurcd. Public notations Officer Lieutenant Sol J. Jacobs says llic ex- liloslon occurred on n loading iilntfortn al n, and was caused by carelessness. Other troops from Llculcniihl- Gcncvnl Mnrk Clark's army arc closing In on Slcnn, a vital tvniis- liorlallon center 33 miles south of Florence. American and French troops have Joined In Hanking driving around the city. , Forces pushing strnlglit .for Siena last were reported six tulles south of the town. Around I.nku Trn.'jluieno !n c'Qii- tral llnly, the British Eighth Army Is driving the Germans from the nren of their strongest rcsbilnnr.c. Along the shore, British troops Iwvo ailvnnccil several tnllcs nnrt lakcn n number ot strong-points, On the cnsl shore, n Nnzi stronghold near Mnglono hns beta taken. Other units of the Eighth Ariiiy nro nenrlng Ancona on the Ad T rlntlo const. Allied' IroojHi'Are reported to be pursuing Germans fleeing across, the Olilcatl river towards the' Miisone rlvcf, : only ten jniles:froin Ancohh.v^ ' \ . : A special sUtemciill ncr.impnny'' Ing todny*fi commiinlniie,- cites American snlillcrs of Japanese br- (|;ln who ; arc fighting wltii tlic Hfth Army. 'Tho Jiipnnesc-Amcr)- cniis arc orgnnixcd In the' One- HliiHlrcdlli DnLtalloh. Tlie stale- inent says Ibis battalion 1ms been flBhtlng brilliantly with the F1rat United Stntcs Iiifanlry Division, ft lias played n tnujor role In some of the campaign's bitterest fighting. Meanwhile, the Italian-based nlr war Is continuing ngalnst, Germiiii lunil hide Mnny caves were hundreds of feet deep wllh rear exits. Tho Marlne.'i threw smoke bomlx' Into one cave entrance. To Ihclr surprise, the smoke cnmo out ot n hilltop through ' green, latticed vents, resembling pngodus, Other hills nro honeycombed In slmllni fashion. Sometimes Uiu Jnpnnese holed up In caves nlong the walls of steep canyons. Most of llie capital city has beer explored by Auicrlciin palrols although the front line Includes only the .southern pnrt of the (own. With tlie Jnpnncso fleet out o Die way nml nlr strcngtl reduced to mere nuisance rnlils, Ih tinlptin lighting Is concentrated li ground ncllon. However, Anieri- 1 can naval action may he proceeding In oilier scc.lors. A Gcrmim broadcast snys thrco United Stntcs cruisers or large destroyers and 80 plnncs shelled nnd bombed Gimin .yesterday. No other details were given, In Oliltm'sii Yunnan province, atrong Chinese- combat patrols are nUemptliiK lo sever the nurnm road, Inst supply route Irom Japanese bases in Southern Burma lo ncnrly- cnelrclcd Tcngchuug. Japanese communications on llic road- were cut nl several.points ycslcrdny. At thn.'-'tiflmi) time, Chinese forces (irlvlng on Tengchung iiro only miles i.riwny, - • , ! III Hiinnn province, tho Jnpnncio Tommies Battle: • To Close Trap ; On Caen Forces Rommel Hurts Tanks At Allies To Avert Normandy Disaster LONDON, July 1 (UP)—Tho Bilt- Isli on llio Ficncli front nre making what limy well be tliclr greatest slnnd since the war began. They nre titiindlng lock-film southwest of Caen under a hall .of blows by N«7l foiccs described by Ihu lirlll.'ih commander ns the "heaviest" the Tommies ever have cucouiilcicd. The stand Is icml- nlscentof llio historic Brllish stonewall defense nt El Alnmcin. • •• The Tommies buttling to close 'n Imp on llio French poit of Cuen nre Indus the clement* of seven ' German pmixcr divisions, nt full slrcnstli, 1400 tanks'nnd 84,000 men, , ; The commnndcr of the Second British Army, LtcuU-Qcn. Clnlslo- phcr Dcnipsey, calls them llio " enemy forces since HID start "of.the war." Qcrirmi Albcks Fall / ". Three times (lie Nnals countcr-at- tnckcd ycslcrdny and three Urns', vorc repulsed. During the night hey struck IncrontJiiBly heavier jlows nml Iho nssuults went oivinlo InyllBht Tho British rndlo snys al east seven Gemini)' tnuks were communication bombers hnvc routes. CHITled out v.'hlc sweeps In northcni Itnly.-And tome 500 .heavy bombers have . blasted enemy supply lines In Hungary,' nnd nil nlrdrome and a harbor In I Yugoslavia. arc report/ill lo liiivo slnrtc'd .in- ccmllury liombnrdnicnls 'of HCIIR- yniig, where,^leloiilhcne.Sr'c,.flghl'' ing desperately ngnlnst ycnemy attacks. . . - • . . ' : Tlie War Department has released combat reports from the, Chinu- Burinn-Imlla frnnl, swing that (ilvo-liomljcrs equipped wllh rockets arc being usc ( i with deadly effccl against lli c Japanese, Tlic bombs arc known us flying bazookas. In attacking slntlonnry targets, Hie pilots (Ire the rockcl one nt a lime. Chicago Rye July . Sept, open high low close 108 109 'i 109 100 108% HOT, 109% 110% 109% Found in Hawaii, a toy balloon was found to have been Inllalcd with gas, marked, nnd released Irom a point In Pennsylvania. Police Seeking Owner Of Diamond Wrist Watch A woman's expensive wrist watch, studded with diamonds, will be turned over to Its Blythcvllle owner, Inspector Hinds of Memphis said yesterday. The watch was obtained from a Negro who attempted to pawn It on Bealc street. Inspector Hinds said that Hie Negro told officers that his sister lound the'watch In a cemetery In Blylhc- ville. At least two local persons have reported the loss of diamond watches In recent months, nnd efforts were undcrwny today to Identify the watch, which Is held by police In Memphis. Midwestern Tru$k Drivers Delay Strike Fighting Highlanders Return To Old Normandy Battlefield ALLIED SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, July 1 IU.P.)—The world famous Highland Division Is fighl- Ing again on Ihe Normandy baltlc- ficld. 'With bag pipes playing, they're fighting to clear the Germans from the sector southwest of Caen. It was in the same general area four years ago that the Highlanders went down lo proud defeat after one of Ihe most gallant stands In their hlslory. The bitter end came at Saint Valery after (lie Highlanders had left their dead in every Norman field and forest as they,fell back slowly from Abbeyvllle. At Abbey- vllle Ihey had fought ngainst hopeless odds in an attempt to break Ihe German Iron grip on llie beachhead. The crack Black Watch Regiment still held out in a cemetery efler most of the Highland division surrendered. Not one round of artillery ammunition was left. But a few exhausted riflemen, some of them wounded, fought on hopelessly against a ring of enemy armor, artillery, mortars, and machine guns. ' . On June 12 the men were told of the decision lo surrender. They afternoon, tonight atid Sunday. wept. There in the rain Ihey Livestock ST. LOUIS, July 1 (UP)—Hogs 500 all salable; top 13.70; 180-270 IBS 13.70; 140-160 Ibs 11.75-12.75; sows 11.35. Callle 100 all salable; calves 50 ali salable. Bulk for week: mixed yearlings and hellers 12.00-15.50; cows 8.25-10.25; lers 5.15-7.75. canners and cut- Weather ARKANSAS-Parlly cloudy Ihls marched proudly past their genera to give up. But the Highlanders, new Highlanders, came back. At El Aleincln the men struct back at the Germans wttli irresistible fury and smashed Rommel'i line In the north. They lost licav- ily In llie almost Impenetrable mine fields. But Ihcy kept going. One company with only 20 men stormed its objective over open stony ground swept by murderous shell and mortar flic. Then they pushed on another mile, using bayonets to wipe out every German In their way. Tlie Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, who shared with Ihe Black Watch the misery of Normandy, proved hard against the Germans at El Alameln. The Gordon Highlanders and Seaforth Highlanders were there, too, fighting like madmen. The Highlanders rolled across the African desert, at El Gazaln, at Benghazi, at El Aghella. They were part of the battering ram which smashed Ihe Mar- cth line. They stormed the Wadl Akarlt. They were In at Ihe finish at Tunisia. Then Ihey went to Sicily. And now they're back in Normandy again, By Hulled Press A strike of 20,000 Midwestern ruck drivers has been postponed for the lime being. It was scheduled for midnight last night, but th c dispute will be put In the background until a War Labor Board scaring July 0. At Canton, Ohio, production of bearings is at n virtual standstill at four plants of the.Tlmkcn Roller Bearing Company. The strike by members of the CIO Unlled Steelworkers Is In lUs lourlh day. Tlic union charges llie strike has resulted Irom a breakdown of labor relations, TJie Wnr Mnnpbwer Commission's new hiring controls go iiito effect todny. rrom now on, thc United Stntcs Employment Service will have control over the employment of all workers In all Industries except agriculture. Tlie program Is designed to recruit workers for war vilal Industries •where labor shortages exist. The e ffeot of the broad regulations will depend on the labor supply in each area. In some critical regions, women will be affected by Ihe new order. Albany Prepares To Greet Dewey GOP Candidate Will Make Brief Address From Capitol Steps By United Press A huge reception awaits the Republican presidential candidate, Oov. Thomas Dowcy, on his arrival In Albany. Dcwey is scheduled to reach the New York capital late Veteran Qf 4 Campaigns Transferred To Texas Capt. Frederic!: A. Marx, a vet- era of tlic African, Sicilian and Italian campaigns, who was recently ordered here and assigned to duly as a flight surgeon, has been transferred lo the Army Air Field at Laredo, Tex. Captain Marx was commissioned In the Medical Corps In March 1941, and served at a post In Pennsylvania until he received hlr. orders to combat In August, 1942. He was returned to this country in September of 1643 and was assigned to duty al Randolph Field Tex., before being sent here. He Is a 1941 graduate of the School ot Medicine al Louisiana Stale University, and Is a native of Monroe, La. this morning. Dewcy Is returning from the national convention In Chicago. He will be met at the station by a riele- jatlon which will conduct lilin to he capltol building. Dcwey is scheduled lo make a short speech from he cnpltol steps. During the trip, Governor Dewey nade his first rear-platform appearance nt South Bend, Ind. Dowey was greeted by cheers from n large crowd. Tlie new Republican national chairman, Herbert Browncll, accompanied Dewey on tlic trip cast. Browncll plans lo go to New York City to open campaign headquarters. Dcwey and Browncll reportedly jiope lo receive the active support of Wendell Wlllkic. Indications arc .hat they may appoint a Wlllkle man lo Ihe execullvc committee o! ;hc party's national committee Brownell Is expected lo name the committee within a few days. 'Hie chairman says it will represent al shades of thought ns well as geographical sections. knocked out in a four-hour Ger- / nan couulcr-nttuck thli morning. ' rjint uLlaijk failed, llkc'nll.thc rest. The British wedge Into the Nazi ilnca remains solidly where it WHS, nlmost to the frinses o( Cnen and within 10 miles of Joining British Iroops southeast of Caen. A Jinw,- tlon would oncliolG Ihe French poit Obseivcis nt the fiont say tlio reckless way Nai 1 ! tank fortes are being thrown at the Biltlsh lo prevent encirclement h icmlnlscent of 'tactics of Rommel, Front dlg- piUches suggest tho,.Deceit Fox, jilmsolf, nmy. htiYCjlaken' peisonal chaise ft the,Na,sl b.ittle. ,••• • "":' - 'RAP tilliTfcoiiechlrtriloii .To piovcnt any more,tanks from reaching Mie Ci\cn fronk, more tnMi 250 British heavy bombers dellverf4 a slut)iilng blow to Nazi armor cdll 1 eeulrntcd 13 mlle.s southwest of Cncn:neni Vlllcis Bocngc. Dropping an aveiago of u ton of explosives for every square yard in a 12-mlnuto bill/,, the heavyweights nlmost obliterated the massed tanks Re- lurnhiB fliers up Inconl'- cnlly, snylng, "We got what, wo wauled." American troops on llic central front won n halt dozen villages on tho sector before Ihe Nazi transport center of St. Lo. Tlie Yanks On the Cherbourg peninsula crushed a small scale Nazi counter-attack ori the west coast. Those northwest-of Cherbourg are wiping out small icsts of Nazi resistance. A divisional officer describes that flglillng, laying: "Tlie Germans just lon't know enough to give up. They inve been bullied by'their officers. They don't even know thnl^Ch'cr; »urg lias fallen." ,',' French patriots ure continuing heir fight, too. Radio Vichy sdys ' ho secretary-general of the Vichy militia In a department of south- central France hiis been nssnssl- Chicago Wheat open high ' low close July . 158 158% 16T.4 157% 158H Sept, /' Victim Dies Following Knife Attack Saturday LITTLE ROCK, July 1 (UP) - Thlrly-ycar-old Charles Smith o LIUlc Rock riled in n Little Rock hospital last night. Smllh was allegedly stabbed Saturday night by Chester Howell or Route 3. Howell has been free on bond on a charge of assault wllh Intent to kill, but is now being sought by officers. Deputy prosecuting attorney Drew Bowers says Howell now faces a murder charge. . Bowers says his investigation re veals that Smith's children wen at play In their yard when Howel drove his car dangerously ncai them. When Smith objected,'Bow ers says, Howell alighted and stab his wif bed him in his side. Smith is survived by and four sons. nated. A Unfavorable weather over the channel may Impede Ihe air offensive loday. During the night Mosquito bombers hit synthetic- oil plants at Harnborn In the Ruhr valley, while heavy.bombers raided an Important'rail-center In France?—• Coal Pit Fire / Traps Miners At Harlan f Ky. HARLAN, Ky., July 1 (U.P.)— Eighteen miners were trapped by. n stubborn fire in a coal pit near; Harten loday. Tlie fire, of undetermined origin, broke out in a mine'shaft of the Rldgeway Darby Coal Company 16 miles east of Harlan. And four hours Inter Ihe fate of the trapped men si-ill wns not determined. Tlie fire was not nccompanlsd by nn explosion. Local rescue c'rcws were .rushed lo the mine pit In an effort to extinguish the blaze. One worker In the mine managed to escape.\; The fire broke out between the pit » entrance and llie 18 men still--, In the mine and prevented rescue workers from contacting them. Translated literally, Jiujitsu 159 169% 156% 188W 168T4 means "the gentle art," Captain Willoughby Stationed at Honolulu Capt. Geoffrey Wllloughby, former public relations officer at the Blythevllle Army- Air Field,- now is serving In the, public relations office of the Anny Air Forces at Honolulu, according to Information ' receieved by friends In. Blytheyllic. * Captain Willoughby was one of' the first of fleers', assigned j to- duty here when the local field'was no- • tIvatcd. He > was. sent overseas several months afeo. . . '

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