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Sort Wolf* Paperf /« b raluabfe to t/ie War E Ho,tl The Boy Scouts »ill collect you Scrap Paper every Safurdoy BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TEX DOMINANT NmraDlDiTO r\-m uoorrnwAor. .,,„.„„.„ . _ '*' '^*^ 1 » ^^X VOL, XLI—NO. 91 BlythevlUe Dally New Blythevll]« Herald BlythevUle Courier Mississippi valley Leader OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND 80DTHEABT MISSOURI i • ——• .— j BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 15 19-14 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS 3 GERMAN STRONGHOLDS UNDER ATTACK TODAY'S WAR ANALYSU* Truth At Last Creeping Into Hitler's Talk By /AMES HARPER United IT«u Staff Writer Hitler is Belting around lo the truth at last. Yesterday's speech was shot through with far less toniljiist and outright falsehood than most of hU rantings. But don't believe foi a minute that the Fuehrer is sticking to the facts because he likes it, What probably hns happened is this. German fortunes have sunk so low that only by telling the people the ugly facts can he spur them on to greater effort. In the grimmest speech of his career, Hitler told Reich industrial leaders that the Allies were outstripping them in war production. He said flatly that Germany is flghl- . IngjVIor its very '-'"'*, that it is sink '"o'r swim. Behind this midden call for greater production He these facts. The Allied air campaign hns cut by two-thirds the production of German planes, gasoline and oil, have pcrsiiiided Portugal' to close down one of Germany's last major source of wolfram, source of steel- hardening tungsten. Turkey lias choked off its supply of chronic, Sweden is slashing its. ball-bearing .'shipments. No wonder Hitler is frantically calling for greater Industrial effort, with Germany's production melting under a rain ' of bombs and Us list of oulside sources shrinking. ' Careless \Vilh Truth Any semblance of'.''veracity In a Hitler speech is big. news in the light of-hls earlier '•pronouncements. IKrc '' 1 ' James Harper Allied diplomats ings with the truth.--Ba.ck In May oi 1933, he told the Rclchslag: "The German people • have no thought of Invading any country." In October of the same year he announcer! Germany's withdrawal .j(t from Hie League of Nations and '' added: "Tile national cabinet disavows violence an an unwritable means t>[ nettling differences with the European community of stales." Addressing workers M Benin ll.e following RKniUi he said: "We want lo give our hand lo our former enemies. When has the German people eyer broken Us word?" In 193J Hitler was slill going Btrone. In January he said: "We do not wish lo interfere with the rights of others, to reslricl the lives ol olher people, to oppress or subjugate other if»p!e." On May 1, he let Bcrlincrs in on this seercl: "We want nothing else than peace V,-ith. Ihc world." ' And later thnl month ho added: "Germany neither intends nor wishes to interfere in the Internal affairs of Austria, lo annex Austria or lo conclude an aunschluss." It was more of the same in 1037. On March 7th Hitler screamed: "We have no territorial demands t to make in Europe." * And more of the same in 1938 when he told the people of Nurcmburg: "The German governmenl has assured Belgium and Holland of Its readiness to recognize and guarantee these slates as untouchable and neutral regions of Europe." "No Quarrel With England" He was still harping on thai same theme in 1038 when he said: "Germany has no quarrel with Enpland". . . "We have no interest in breaking the peace". . . "We want nothing from France, nothing nl all". . . "The Yugoslav frontier will remain untouched." He was slill al it in 1930. "The German nation has no feeling of haired loward England, America and France. All 11 wants is peace and quiet." In 1940. he came through with this one: "Germany does not conduct a war against small nations." And again: "The French have but lo down their arms and lasting f nnd security will be assured." His gem for 1041 is this: "Russia Is deflnilely beaten.' &' And In 1942 he came through with *i' the biggest whopper of all, paying: "My fame will consist in works of peace. In this fight truth Is on our side." And so It goes until now the lying paperhanger has become a somewhat truthful crepchanger. Once in 1937, Hitler made a statement thai has turned Into the Ir.ith today. He said: "There Is no nation In the world that longs more for peace than Dei-many." lay New York Cotton Mar. . 2124 2150 2124 2148 2115 May . 2105 2133 2105 2132 2091 July . 2212 2233 2212 2233 2208 Oct. . 3148 2179 2148 2173 2145 Dec, (. 2133 2164 2133 3102 2127 Colonel Barton Hurls Criticism At Bureaucracy Senatorial Candidate Demands Preservation Of Democratic Spirit Col. T. H. Burton lashed qul at bureaucracy, urged thai old-time democracy be preserved and demanded that those In authority take Immediate action to bar Negroes from voting in the Democratic primary in an address here lost night in behall ot his candidacy for the United States Sen- .lc. The first senatorial candidate to nuke an address here in the current campaign, Cbloucl Barton was heard by « crowd estimated at between 6,000 and 7,000 persons who assembled at tlie fairgrounds at Walker Park to hear the colorful El Dorado oil man and his latlonally-known troupe of Grand Olc Opry radio stars who perform- ill until shortly before midnight. Colonel Barton allowed 15 or 20 other candidates for county, clls- ;rict and state offices to make brief announcements Irani the :>liUform following his talk. Serving as master of ceremonies for !hc occasion was "Doc" Dean, well- known Blylheville resident. Max B. Reid, local attorney who is serving as campaign manager for -Colonial Barton, introduced the principal speaker. Laws Duty of Congress "It, Is the solemn obligation of every man honored with the high office of senator to keep in mind the provision O f the constitution that congress shall make, the laws of this land, rather than bureaus," Colonel Barton said, "The obligation to pass laws and place restrictions rests upon congress. That tody has no right to delegate that duty."- ' ' : • Co!nijf;l .....Bai^oh. declared 'thai "prosperity oannot.be maintained permanently, through any foriru of national charity, expressed opposition to federal socialized medicine, insisted that the regulation of insurance should be left to the states, and asserted that "governmental restrictions upon agriculture, industry nnd other institutions from which our people derive their living must be removed, as far as possible. Turning to the negro voting question, lie said, "I am not willing that negroes be permitted to take part in the affairs of our democratic party of Arkansas. "I am advised .by competent legal authority that the legislature can remedy this situation," Colonel Barton continued. "I have deniand- td that the governor call a special session of the legislature for that purpose, which he hns refused. You arc entitled to relief in this matter Bud you are entitled to know the attitude of every candidate on this all-important issue." Colonel Barton gave a brief outline of his career as a soldier, telling how he enlisted as a private in World War I at the age of 37 from which rank he rose to that of Colonel. He also mentioned his successful business career in which lie became one of Arkansas' most widely known Industrialists after starting out as a $]0 n week hotel clerk. Helped R r i,, g i n i,i v cslock In discussing agriculture, Colonel Barton said he had long been interested In the farming and livestock industry of Arkansas and tiled his work in helping organize and develop the Arkansas Uvestock Association of whicli. he has been president for six years. "Conditions must, be created by which the men and women on the farms can enjoy the financial security and the comforts and luxuries of life enjoyed by others," he emphasized. "The farmers of Oils state do not want government charily. Any man or woman who makes an honest effort to earn a living on (he farm should have an oppor (unity to do so without charity. "Many in our Federal Goveni incut advocate the operation of all farms as a means of subsistence rather than for individual profit with all agriculture under complete governmental control. Tills philosophy I deplore and condemn, To my notion, this Is pointing toward government ownership of al farming operations, and the rte- struclion of independent agriculture, which must not happen here "I advocate parity for farm products with labor costs Included In Ibe parity prices. 1 believe that an efficient revision of the farm credit policies of the Government requires the consolidation of government lending for agriculture in one, only one, lending agency. It Is also my opinion that If there was a place in agriculture for the Farm Sscurily Association, the time of its usefulness has passed and that agency should now be abolished. "In this connection, let me add that agriculture is today bearing more than its share of burdens More burdens must not be added Captured German Nurses Returned to German L ines Eating with U. S. Chaplain In the mess hall of an American hospital 1,. Cherbourg, lhc.se capluwl Oorman nurses were later returned lo the German lines under u temporary medical (ni Iclepholo Iroin NKA Tcleplvito.) nice. (Official Army Hudfo- James C. Hale Seeks District Attorney Post James O. Halo, Mnrion attorney who served as Crltlenden County's representative In the Arkansas legislature for three terms and who probably would have been chosen us the next speaker of the House hud he desired lo seek re-election to thai office, is now offering himself as a candidate for prosecuting attorney oMhe Second Judicial District. Mr. Hnle, the soil of Mr. and Airs. E. A.'Hale of Bly'lhevillc, is a native of Mississippi Comity having been born in Blylheville 35 yeir:> injo. He was graduatsi* frenn She Blytheville High School in 1328 and then worked for a year In automobile shops in Michigan in order to help finance his college edu- alion. Entering the University of Arkansas in 1927. he received his Bachelor of Ails degree from lliat institution in 1931 and his law degree in 1933. At the, University he maintained n high average in college work and won the American Law Book prize In his last year for excellence in legal research. Although working while furthering his education, he was active in student and campus activities. He wns a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, Arkansas Booster Club and Scabbard nnd Blade. Afr. Hale has pursued his profession successfully for Ihc past 12 years and is a well known attorney in Eastern Arkansas. As Criltenden County's representative and one of ;he leading members- of the Arkansas Assembly, he was active in all matters affecting Ihc public nnd sponsored the Hale Act of 1043 which has been of great financial acnefit to every county, city and town in Arkansas. Mr. Hale married Miss Jean Rob- .nson of Fort Smith in 1036 and they are the paicnts of.three children. He Is active In the Methodist Church, Men's Bible Class and church affairs of his community. Dne of the organizers of the Marion Rotary Club, he served as its first secretary and its 1943;'!'! president. He is a past Master in the Masonic Lodge and has held all other offices In the Marion chapter. He is also a thirty-second degree Mason. A past president of the Crittcn- den County Bar Association, he is Lions Club Members Hear Captain Crook l.lous club members, mcctlnc Monday nonn al lintel Noble, hcnrel Oapt. James Crook of fllythcville, who recently returned from almost two ycrfrs overseas service In the Southwest Pacific, tell briefly of his experiences while in that ihcii- ler of war. Cnpliiln Crook is In Bly- lheville for n visit with his mother, Mi's. J. E. Crook and family. ,. Other features of the program included musical selections by members of "PappyV Family." bund. Canning Kitchen Closes The Commuiiity Cunning kitchen will Ix! closed today and tomorrow due. lo..tli6,.'dc^th':Ciirty J this rnnrn'* ing of MI'S. FrccHian Robinson's father In Knosvillc, Tenn. Mr. Robinson, who is supervisor of the kitchen, and Mrs. rtoblnson, Instructor, left this morning lo attend the funei.'il. Powell Funeral Held Services for Mrs. Terrell Powell, mother of Woodrow Powell of Kcl- ser, were held Monday al the Houston, Ark., Methodist Church. Mrs. Powell, (>4, died Sunday at the homo of a son, Irwin F. Powell, in North Liltlc Rock. She also leaves two other sons, u daughter, and two brothers. F. C. Simpson Dies F. C. Simpson, /iitlicr of Mrs. Freeman Robinson, died lasl night ut Ills home in Kuoxville, Tenn. In 111 health several years, Mr. Simpfon suffered a stroke of paralysis which led to his death. He wns 65. He also leaves two oilier (laugh- ters, one ol whom lives in Norlli Carolina, and the oilier made her home with her father. His wife died six years ago. Funeral arrangements were Incomplete Hits morning. New York Stocks AT&T Amcr Tobacco .... Anaconda Copper . Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola .. 103 3-8 .. 12 .. 27 7-8 .. 05 3-8 .. 05 3-1 .. 129 500 Heavies Bomb Targets On Continent There's bis new* in the- air war today. First, some 500' American heavy bombers und flghlcrs hit Gcrmiin airfields In lli<; low coiin- Irles. robot bomb buses In the Pus dc Culals nrcn mid oilier enemy targets in Frniicc, Not u single pliine wns losl. Another large lorco of Allied bombers .streamed out, across Ihe Channel this afternoon. Their Inr- Kcts haven't been rcvcnled. "BMl one-W.thc-dayW.bletiojil-rnUls wns inndc by American win-planet) based in llnly. The rnidors carried oul Ihe fifth American nr.smdl on the French naval bn.-sc of Toulon nnd nn ntlnck on I3c/leis HO miles to the west. The Itnllnn-lrasad bombers eluded, a group of ElgJillr Air Force Japanese Lose 26 More Ships By Allied Subs American Submarines Sink 17 and British Craft Account For 9 lly Unllfd I'ri-M Allied Hiibiniirlni's IIHVG sunk 20 more Japanese ships. Seventeen of them, 11 light, cruiser, n destroyer, und IB IniiLspurls nnd ciu-fio vessels, were destroyed by American subs, Nino otlicrx. till supply ships, were sunk b v lli'lllsh undcvsca raiders. Becrctnry of Navy l'\)rrestnl e»- (Ininles that between one-third und one-half »[ the csllmulcd seven- million tons or shlpplns the J«n«- lieso had ill the slart of the winnow lias hccn destroyed by Amcr- Icnu forces. Allogolhcr, the Unlteil Stiiles iiuliH!!ii-|iie llenl IIIIH necnnnl- I'd lor (MO ,iupanc.sc vessels sunk, HO iirobnbly sunk and 116 (ImnnBcd. .laps l'u«> SliliipliiR DcfJcll 1'on'i'stnl (old 11 news conference lliu Navy now believes Hie nccelc- rnli'd rntt- o[ slnkliiKs li»s up with Ihe Jap retreat. Au,| Hint ccinllinmllnn of present, trends will Jupiin v/llh a slv.eablo und growing shipping deficit by the end Plying Fortresses nnd Muslnnc at Ihclr nrltlsli fighters which landed In Italy lasl week after ending Hie war's first Eni-land-to-nufsla-lo-Haly .shuttle raid. The Eighh Air Force planes hit Bci-.lcrs nnd flwc on across France lo Ixi.scs. Thus, they complelcd n 7000-mile flight, which began on June 21. Al thai lime, they bombed nn oil refinery in Eastern Cicrnimiy and went on to secret bases In Iliissla. Then on June 20, the planes hit an oil plant in Southern Poland and Hew on lo Italy. While there. Ilicy accompanied regular Itnly-bascd piano*- on <i Balk-nil raid, and lo- day Ihcy returned to Britain: The new daylight attacks follow night British raids on largely stretched across Western Kni-ope from Germany lo Central France. The Nazis countered, as usual, by sending llieir robot bombs over Southern England Inst night, and loday. Damage and casuallles counted. Allies Move Forward On French, Italian And Russian Fronts LONDON, July C> (U-P.)—Allied forces in Europe, have liroken into Gcrmim Hlroiiffhohls on every front. In the weal, American soldiers Imvo stormed into tlie Normandy (i'(ins|)ort hub of Lay Iliiye Dii Puits. In the south, other Ainerinin troops have fou^M tlioir way into the outer do-' fciiKcs of the ' \»K Italian iiort of Nivonio. In the enst, Hus- siiui soldiers are fifjlilini; in the outskirts of Baranowieze tho gateway fo the npproiiehos of Warsaw. American assault trooiw. Kwcpl * ___„ into l,ii Hayo DII Pulls »( mjd- und ipilukly ta.'lwd Ihe nillrond .station. Uiler In lliu nf- ternoon United Press Coi resimnd- cnt James, McGltncoy said they sllll wore ImltlliiijllieNnids through HID slreei.-i of the town, which formed tin; western anchor ot tlio Nommndy Urns. l.uti'i, an Allied spokesman ul Supreme HcmlipHirlcrs confirmed McGllncey's report. He siild thut flfhllni; U'IM niBlni! IhrniiKh the city's slrcols and thai iji llaye WHS surrounded (in llm-o sidou. in Villages Ciiiilurnl All told, the Americans hnvc Shlpjilng, siild I'-oneslal, t-jipliircd in villages In sencriil nd- i Japan's Jugular vein, vnnccs along a Hli-mlle 'front ul Ic warned, howr.ver, Hint the tho western eml ol the Normandy imiln I'lielflo liiittlns lire yel lo l,lnc. Al Ihc eastern end of Ihe I'ljiptmstvd Hint not) sfiuurn mile beachhead, DrlUsh come, nut he lion of lh« Salpnn openillon be expected with confidence. (inruiijui Captured Tlit; battle for Sulpan Is believed entering Iho rinal phases loday. American Marines invc capliired Major McKec Again Will Serve Under Stranathan Mnj. Carl McKec. one of the first officers assigned to the Hlythcvllle Army Air Field" when it wns aclt- valcd In 1!)42. again will serve under his former cmmmuictcr, Col. Leland 5. Slranathan. when he takes over his new duties at Max- ncmbcr of the organisation. Mr. Hale is now on the Arkansas Bar Association's committee on Icgis- ation. He has been of great service lo Seleclivc Service in Cril- endcn County and has served on .he advisory hoard for Crittentlen's two boards since their organization. Before announcing his candidacy for prosecuting attorney, Mr. Hale volunteered his services lo tlie armed forces, waived his exemption and was ordered up for Induction. He was rejected because of a minor physical defect. If elected, Mr. Hale pledges to serve (he people of Ihc Second Judicial Dislrict with prudence and diligence and to sec that justice is had for all. N. O. Cotton open high low close pr.cl. Mar. . 2120 21C7 2128 2162 2121 May . 2109 2148 2108 2148 2100 July . 2243 2257 2243 2274b 22391) Oct. . 2153 2104 2153 2193 2150 Dec. . 2138 2181 2138 2119 2133 Agriculture In this stale cannot stand any unionization ot farm labor." The speaker also touched on the great postwar Industrial possibilities of Arkansas and outlined his Ideas for making the most of these possibilities, mentioning the part he already has played In turning in- dustrlal resources of the slate into the wartime service of the government. ucn uccinc 38 7-8 Gen Motors 05 1-B Montgomery Ward 5ti 3-8 N Y Central 11) Inl Harvester 78 '1-8 North Am Aviation 93-8 Republic Steel 21 Kadlo 117-8 Socony Vacuum K) 7-R Studcbaker 19 7-8 Staml.-ml of N J 57 3- ! Texns Corp 483-8 Packard (i U S Steel 02 1-4 Laney To Talk A Fulbright Also \ niythcvillp continued l« 1« a cen- ler of political activity as plans progressed today for a rally lo be staged tonight by Ben Laney, gubernatorial candidate, who will speak on the court honso lawn al 8:15 o'clock. Another major office-seeker, J. W. fBIll) Fulbright, candidate for senator, also will be a Blylheville visitor lonlght before going . to Osccola tomorrow where he will speak al 2 o'clock. Congressman Ful- brifjht, who filled n speaking engagement at 4:30 o'clock this af- lenioon In Lcachvllle, will not speak here tonight, but his plans Include a relnrn trip to Blytheville laler during the campaign when he will mnke a formal address. Mr. Laney will be introduced tonight by L. H. Autry of Burdette, who Is a co-mauaKer of Mi', Laney's well Field, Ala. Major McKcr. served as post adjutant under Colonel Rlrnnallian, llr.st commanding officer /at Blytheville. Colonel Hlrnnnthan !iow has charge of training for Ihe entire Eastern Flying Training Command and Mnjr>r McKcc xvil] leave Friday for Maxwell Field where he will seri-c us ndininislrntlvc executive lo C'olnncl Strnnalhan. Mrs. McKce will accompany her husband to his new posl. it Court House; Visits County campaign. Oilier co-managers from this county are S. L. Glndish of Osccola, farmer and former comity Judge, Lan Williams of Osce'ota, banker, and Guy Bryant, Osceola merchant,. Al the Osceola rally tomorrow af- Icrnoon. which will be held on the court house lawn, Congrewman Fulbright will be Introduced by Ben Butler, chairman of the Ful'brlght Campaign committee in Osccola. Also on the platform will be Rufus Branch of Pecan Point, member of the advisory committee, and Lieut. Dave Pruitt, Osceola Air Corps officer who was a former student at the University ol Arkansas, of which Congressman Fulbright formerly was president. 'The Osceola High School band will be nn added attracllon at Ihe event, annipan, cniiltnl of the Mnrimras. Other ground forces arc squeezing Ihpanomy-iiUo a nine 'so.unro «% nrcn al tlie northern lip of the Island. The Geiiiuins today quoted a Tokyo dispatch reporting American domination of tbo air over Snl- iwui, nnd warning thai Hie Japanese MlunllDii oh the islnnd Is cx- trnmoly .-.•eiloiis. On Nocmfoor Islnnd, off Dulcb New Cliitiion, Amcdcnn. tnnk-sup- poiicd Infantrymen, aided by a ground and nnviil bnrrngc, arc expanding 11 strong perimeter around ncwly-cnptui'cd Kntnlrt airdrome. Willie the Americans announced successes, Tokyo radio warned Ihc .Inpnnese people loday of the gravity of Die PiicK/c military situation. Japanese Warned ..The ,I;ip.\nf-sc were advised thin Ihc war now lifts entered a. decisive stage, both In the cast and west. Tokyo .said Ibe Anglo-Americans iire manifesting whal was termed sinister designs on (he Chinese con. llncnt even more titan In the Intensified Pacific cnmpalgn. 'I he Jnpnnwe "Iso snld fighting now l.s underway on iwo Island in [he Volcano group and on' Chichi the nontns. However, Ihe broadcast did not make clcnr whether It was ground, navnl or air ncllon. In Central China, the Chinese Menders of Hcngynng, a vital railroad city, has beaten off all Japanese attacks, according to the latest information from Chungking. A Chinese spokesman ndds Hint (iOOO Japanese have been killed in the suburbs of Hengynng In the last 10 days oi enemy assaults, rhrce-Ycor-OW Child Injured By Park Swing When a swing al Walker Purl: struck her in the face early Insl inijhl, Ion Kllen Gay, three-year- old daughter nf Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Oay, sultered n deep laceration In tho chin, and the loss of an upper tooth. She was tnkcn to Blytlicvlllc Hos pltnl for emergency treatment following the accident and was laic removed lo her home at 316 North Ninth. 'Hie child was struck by the swing UK she and several oilier children wert. playing on the swings about ',':3u o'clock. Several stitches were lakcn In her chin. llul the Hauls Mill n rc lenacloiisly to Die cnslcrii nd of the Cnrpl(nieL-Gncn airfield, vhcre fierce lighting sllll rases. Canadian snldim, "clawed" Uielr vay Into lian.ws nl the northern ind .loiillierii ends of the field ycs- .erday. nul .the aernians, countcr- nlliickcd from tl)o . rulmlnlslrutlon buildings on ilu? cast side,' lulu llio Canadians had to withdraw. However, Ihe Canadians came back !i dig In n few hundred yards froi Iho hangars. And bltlei- sco-.sn.. flghlliig between tanks and antl- Innk Buns rages across ihp shcll- cratered landing strips. Kl.wiihmi'cr ]'h>:ised Incidentally, Genera) Elsenhnwer ilcw over Ihc German lines yes- Icrclay In a Muslanii flghlcr plane, lie was pllclcd by Major General Elwood ll. Quesadn, liciul of the Ninth Air Force Fighter conunand, nnd flew In a formation of sever planes. There wn.s no opposition from Ihe enemy. The Supreme Allied Commander seemed pleased bj whal he saw. On Ihc ground. Elsenhower Inquired for llin Icjiding ace and wit* Introduced lo Captain Don neer- bowcr. of Hill Cily, Minn, islsen- howcr asked: How ninny planes did you (jet, son?" The yonnj! pilot replied: "Slxlccn In Ihe air nnd Iwo on Ihc ground, sir.'' Incidentally, 13 American pllols celebrated the Fourth of July yesterday by bagging over » do/en planes- over France between them Allied troops mnje new roiu sections ol cnsl Prussia, whlcd' .'• n purl of Germany proper. The; wcwy Is said lo have moved 15,000 icrsons from tho border region, vliluh l.s only : ISO miles from (he- led aimy advance A Swiss lev-oil snys 40.000 cvacutcs from Poland and Ihe Kultlc Slates aic huiryfng oward KohlRsburg. capital of Knsl Prussia, liy tlie siiiiia • sic- :ounts, the Germans nlso are pulling oul of 'Latvia, now Dial ihr: Russians are only 10 miles from Us borders. German quarters In Stockholm ::ay Ihcro Is u possibility, thai Ibe NnBls inny give up Ihu nniiic filnlc-i iil(oi;olhor. Norlfi .-if Ihc Baltics, Soviet troops have lnn(lccl on fivj Finnish islands unavi! Nnrva. Fierce druggies me hi progress nn some of then). The Oennnns also lire suffering dnmngc lit the humls of saboteurs or carelessness.. Thn Danish press scrvlca reports from Slocknholm tliat Ihc explosion of Nazi immumUlon ship In n Danish harbor killed an estimate:! 110 persons. It . also Injjured 300 others, dc.slroyed^r damaged over 1000 ibulldlngs, and rank several nearby ships. A three gienl Alllcjd armies closed In nn Germany, Hitler made one of his Rilmmest ihpcecheh of his. career. Addling IndunUlnl lead- • cr.s he warned llirtl act ninny v M fighting for Us very existence and tlml tho Allies Iwve ottt-dlstaficcci the Reich In .war'procUicllon.-Said he: ' . . . Unlicard-of slrcngthi nerves und,determination are necessary to survive In such times as- Ihe present." Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS—Livestock (WF.A): Hog receipts 13,800 bead, with 13,000 salable. Top price 13.85; 180-270 pounds 13.80 lo 13,85, 140-180 pounds ll.SO- 13.00; sows 11.50-11.65. Gallic reccipls 5,700, with 5,000 salable. Calves 3.000, all salable. Mixed yearlings and heifers 14.0015.25. Cows $8.00-10.50; canncrs and cullers 5,50-7.50; slaughter steers 10.00-17.00; slaughter heifers and feeder slcers 8.00-13.00. Weather AHKANSAS-Ocnerally fair this afternoon, lonlght and Thursday. Chicago Wheat- open high low close pr.cl. July . 144H 158% 151*4 ISSVi 155H Sept. . 15571 158% 155VI ISSK 15656 gain. 1 : today In their march up Ibe Italian peninsula. American troops broke inlo the outer defenses of Leghorn nnd are moving along the coastal road only 12 miles south of the big seaport. Nazis SfroiiRi'.lirn T.lncs The Germans, entrenched bchlm deep minefields and barbed wire are pntllng up a desperate stand 'Jliclr coastal guns, nnll-nlrcrnft batteries and giant cannon are laying a ciirliiln of fire over Hie whole battle area. Nnzl reinforce- 1 men (5 are reported slrcamlnn down from the north for the big buttle. for Leghorn. In Hie cenler of Ihe peninsula Ihe Brilish Eighth Army slashed forward for gains running to more Ihan nine miles. The British captured town after town in Ihcir drive on Arczzo, only five miles ahi-ad, Furious fighting continues on Ibe Adriatic side, where flrong German mills have stalled the nritWi drive only eight miles from Aucona. Behind the lines, United Stales Secretary of War Stlnson wns received in a private audience today by Pope Plus. He was accompanied by Myron Taylor, President Roosevelt's personal representative at tlie Vatican. In caslern Europe, the Russian army Is rolling forward al the rale of a mile an hour. Stockkholm says ttie Russians have broken Into Baranowlczc. and Berlin rervirts that the Germans have pulled out of the nearby Kowel area of old Poland, only 175 miles southeast of Warsaw. Kowel was the German strong- point east of the Nazi Bug river line. And Berlin Indicates that a sizeable chunk of, territory has been yielded to the Russians, giving them a springboard for the lower arm of a pinccr reaching toward Warsaw. £vACQ»ti<m Underway Stockholm dispatches say German civilians are being evacuateded by the Amy, Pre-Meds Musi Face Induction Roosevelt Will Nor Change Draft- Rules; Young Men Needed WASHINGTON, July 5., (UP) — Promcillcal students definilcly will not be exempt from service in the armed forces, President Roosevelt ' has refused lo order a change In the Selective Service rule banning deferment of the pre-ineds, paying- thai the need of the,armed.forces . for young, vigorous men .Is pava- i mount. ... Rep. A. Ii. Miller of Nebraska. requested dial Ihe President order n chnngo In the ruling, but Mr. Rooscvell followed the advice of (he Inter-agency committee onide^ ferments and flatly rejected- the suggestion: Here Is some surprising liifoniin- llon brought home by the Itifga number of-accldents over the July •ltd holiday weekend. Tlie civillni; death rale over the four day holiday was greater'than the war time fatnllty rate among Amefira's lighting forces. Accidents cla'.mCil livts on the home front at the rate oi 05 a day durjlig the Independence Duy holiday, (is compared with Die average dally battle death rate of a lil- tlc more llilm 60 soldiers,'-sallivs, fr marines, One hundred. and forty five of Ihc total civilian" deaths of 380 were caused by traffic accident?. And 115 oilier persons died from drowning. The Fifth War Loan drive hns only Uireo and one half mn-r. days lo go, Chairman Ted R. Gamble of the Treasury's War Finance Committee Is confident that the drive will go over tlie 6 billion dollar finish line. As he puts it. "Tlie American people won't let down thr-ir flghting men." Nevertheless Individual subscriptions contlmia l<> lag by about 40 per cent below Ihe quota. Servicemen on leave will bs able to make more use of their cars, r.c- cording to a Kansas congressman. Represenativc .Everet P. Schrlvner says he has been notified by Washington that within two wcekj iui;- loughcd servicemen are going to be allowed five gallons of gas for tlie first three.days and one gallbn for each additional day of their leave. Tlie amendments to the price con.- 1 trol extension act which raised the price of many cotton te'xliles, are causing thS Army some concern Maj. Gen C L, Corbln, actln? Army qunrtcrmaster general,' says that colton manufacturers, In anticipation of higher prices, seem to bo holding back the cctton goods l.tc'd-

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