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Sov« Woste Paper! It is valuable to the War IHortt The Boy Scouts will collect your Scrap Paper wry Saturday BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS • 'I'UV TVtU TM AUT1 fcraniTrin • riwn n_ .iA. n .*m-« & ru. » _, . -_ . - «^^F«^^W U » W^^T VOL. XLI—NO. 92 Blythevllle Dally Newi BlytheviU* Herald Blythevllle Courier Mississippi Valley Leader DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Olf NOHTHIA6T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BIATHEVILLE, AHKANSAS, T11UKSDAY, JUIA' (j, !!><M SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ,.' FLYING BOMBS TAKE HEAVY TOLL IN LONDON TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS China Fights On With Little Food Or Arms * ( By JAMES HARPER United Press Staff Writer July 7 lo the Chinese is what December 7 is to the Americans—a day that will live in infamy. Seven years ago, the Republic of China became Die first nation lo resist the armed aggression of Fascism. The incident touched off the fires of war which eventually spread round the world. It was a warm mid-summer night. Just outside the little town of Lu- kouchiao boys n;id girls were laughing and singing on an historic bridge which Marco Polo once had crossed. On the other side of the marble be-dragoncd span, sonic 200 Japanese soldiers were holding maneuvers. Suddenly, the Japs inarched over the bridge, Into Chinese territory, and hammered at the gates of Lukouchiao. . Claiming that one of their soldiers wa .s* missing, they demanded to S'r'-S-farch the town. When the Chinese garrison refused, the Japs fired the first shots of World War II. Soortf-'the enemy was laying siege to Peiping and Tientsin, key cities ol North China. The Second World War was on although ,the world didn't know it. The Chinese capital of Nanking and then Shanghai, the New York of the East, fell—both within six months. Canton, key port In the south, and Hankow, China's Chicago, toppled hi little over a year. The sea coast was blocked and China's economic foundations smashed. Now, after .seven years of fighting, China is 'wor.:e off than ever. All its chief ports, its major cities, its lop farming areas, are in enemy; hands, never have China's five mil-. Mon soldiers had so few weapons or Its 400,000,000 civilians' so little to eat. Between 40-and-6p r mllllon of her people have fled their homes. Twenty million soldiers'fand civilians have: been .killed. Living costs .jtarE'Up 360 : 'n«; cent;_ATChic.ken.triat could be bought before the war for 12 cents how costs $2. A pound of butler brings $8 and cigarettes sell for $17 a'pack. Last year, famine spread' over a vast section of the country. Thou- v sands died from eating the bark of * poisonous trees. Chinese soldiers fight with what they can And—rifles if they have them, knives if they don't. A hardworking American plane fleet is - ceaselessly shuttling supplies across the Himalayas. And General Sill- well is trying to push n road through from Burma amid driving monsoon rains. But the great rush of food and equipment China expected from her allies still is little more than a thin trickle. The truth of the matter is simply this. China is losing the war against Japan faster than Japan is losing the war against the United States. Twin Jap columns, driving toward each other, are within a few miles of a meeting. Once they join, China will be split in two. All its coastal areas will be walled off from Chungking and the Interior. This is happening to China despite the fact that it is on the winning side. Tills Is happening despite the fact that its allies are the richest nations op earth, that thej top all the world in the training b and equipment of their fighting * men. That they are producing seven planes an hour and vast quantities of all war materials. No wonder Generalissimo Chinag Kai-shek told his people today: "It is no use to Ignore the fact that the enemy has made, a rapid advance and that the situation is grave." But hope Is on the eastern horizon—1500 miles away. Oddly enough, China's chances of survival are being decided on a tiny Pacific island that few people before the war had ever heard of. For if American lighting men can take Saipan island, they will have a base for a drive straight lo the Chinese coast A base for air attack on Japan itself. Thus, tomorrow—the seventh day of the month, marking the seventh anniversary of the war—will find China with little food and little in the way of weapons. But with plenty of courage and an abundance of hope, Fulbright Turns Guns On Labor Racketeers At Osceo/o; Cites Real Issues In Race "To help Iniiid a free ami lasting peace and to secure the basis for a fi'co and prosperous life for ourselves and our children in Arkansas is the real issue at slake," Congressman J. W. (Bill) Fulbright, candidate for the U. S. Senate, and author of the world famous Fulbright Resolution on postwar collaboration for lusting peace, told liis Osccola audience in an address on the court house lawn this afternoon. No. CIO Endorsement The 39-year-old Congressman and former University of Arkansas president In stressing Ihe importance of avoiding a recurrence of nnolher war, said "If we must be eternally using our best brains nnd enegry and sacrificing; our finest young men for war, we can not make real progress tn building our state." Turning his thoughts to labor. Congressman Fulbright compared the radical and racketeering labor leaders of today to the hated mid criticized Wall Street racketeering speculators of 14 years ago. "They must be eliminated," Mr. Fulbright declared. Decrying strikes In war time, he deplored "feather bedding" and slowdowns in the production of essential materials for purposes of collective bargaining. "I have not )ecn endorsed by the 0. I. O.", Mr. Fulbright said, and cited his affirmative votes on the Hobbs Anti- Racketeering Bill, and the Smith- Jonnally Act. "All of the pressure which organized labor could command were utilized in the fight on these measures. If they could not control me then, what Justifies the assumption that they could control me in the future?" the Congressman demanded. ; Denounces Bureaucracy Congressman Fulbright In denouncing bureaucracy, stated his disapproval of the continuation of unnecessary bureaus, and regulation by bureaucratic fist. "I am iiol for Negro participation hi our primary elections and I "do np^'approve of social equality. The Democratic party was created anc has:been suslalned-thrquguout its history by members 'o^'.ihe, white race. It must lemain the party of the white man." Commending the Securities Exchange Commission, federal Insurance of bank deposits, the Agricultural Adjustment and Soil Conservation Acts, and other beneficial legislation, the Congressman volcej his disapproval of legislation by executive order and such "noble" experiments as the Fair Employment Practices Committee, ho said. "Our fundamental scheme of government does not need overhauling, and a Socialistic or Communistic state Is neither inevitable nor desirable. I am a citizen of Arkansas and the South, devoted to Southern traditions and ideals, dedicated lo the advancement of my state and the preservation of a true democratic form of government," the Congressman said as he deplored the centralization 'of power in Washington and Federal control and regulation of the purely local functions of slate government. Cites Issues "The real issue In this race for a place in the United States Senate is not simply the ideas of a candidate as to what should be done in a peaceful world that does not exist. The real Issue Is the ability, character,. Intelligence, and training of the candidate actually to do something positive and constructive toward the attainment of a free and lasting peace," Congressman Fulbright declared. The senatorial candidate was introduced to the crowds thronging the Osceola court house by Ben F. Butler, well-known Osceola Implement dealer who is chairman of the Osceola Fulbright Campaign Committee. Before going to Osccola this afternoon to fill his speaking engagement, Congressman Fulbright, was a visitor in Blytheville last night and today where more tlr.n lOt people called on him at His rMf.tiquailers at Hob:l Noble. He plans to return hore lute.- rtuiiiy the campaign to speak to Blytheville citizens. . Little Hope 0! Saving Miners Last Desperate Effort Being Made To Supply Air By United Press A last desperate attempt is being made to cave 64 miners trapped by fire In the Powhatan Cole Mine near Belliilre, Ohio. Two drilling machines are being shipped from another mine Georgetown, Ohio. They will at he used to drill six Inch holes through Ihe ground in the hope ol feeding air to the entombed men. Officials admit that there Is not much chance of success but they figure it's worth one lust try to save the men. Aside from this, however, rescue operations have completely ceased. Mine officials decided it wns hopeless to try and reach the men, after fire at one of the mine's four entrances broke out Dramatic Rescue after it had been extinguished. They have already started sealing up all entrances and air shafts- in an effort'to put the fire out rjefore.il destroys the entire mine. Weary rescue workers were forced to the surface again. And (he'hiine supervisor declared that is "iny opinion the men nrc^ dead:';, The fire broke 'out ycSteriiay afternoon. Several hours Inter the trapped men answered the tap- pings of rescue workers on the water pipe. But early today rescue crews declared they could do nothing after the -one fire' which liad been extinguished, flared anew. The mines will be shut down for.six months,''forcing one thousand miners Into idleness. Specialist Has Ideas For Relieving Unemployment ., LITTLK ROCK, July 6 (UP) — (ft An official of the Smaller War Plants Corporation had made several suggestions for post-war Arkansas. Charles H. Ray, procurement and industrial specialist for the corporation, says war plants and army camps in the state should be leased or converted to private Indus > t tries. He says this move would do much lo relieve the unemployment situation following the war. Ray also believes that buildings could be cul Into sections and sold or leased to Industries which promise to furnish employment. He says this would serve as an Inducement to start enterprises. The Industrial expert also says that government property could be leased nt low- rates—thus helping reduce the cost of starting a business. Would Extend Governor's Term To Four Years LITTLE ROCK, July 6 (UP) — Governor Adkins has filed petitions with (he Secretary of State calling for constitutional amendments to make- the terms of governor and lieutenant governor four years instead of two. Secretary C. G. Hall says more than 17,000 signatures are on the petitions, nearly twice as many as necessary. The dramatic photo nuove'shows British air raid wardens a woman from a house In souUicm England, struck by a German "flying .robot" bomb. 17-Gun Salute Will Welcome ; DeGaulle V --U lly United Press 1 In Washington today State Department officials are preparing full state 1 honors for General Chnflps DeGaulle—lender of the'Fighting French., , '... ^ .. . '-'Kg When the French general arrives nt the Washington- airport thls.nf- ternoon from Algiers—DeGaulle will receive n 17 gun salute and honors by an Army Air Force band, nnd three squadrons with colors from Boiling Field. He will be taken Immediately lo thc While House where ho'will bo received by President Roosevelt,nnd members of the cabinet. During his four day visit De- Gaulle will confer with Mr. Roosevelt and numerous diplomatic and military officials In an eiTort lo smooth the troubled relations bc- tween thc United Slates and De- Gaulle's Committee on National Liberation. Washington had another diplomatic visitor today—Foreign Minister Ezcquicl Pndllln of Mexico. Padtlla, his wife 'and official party arrived In the capital early Ihls morning, and were met by Secretary "' a 500-mile offensive front cm Russia Opens New Offensive Nazis Report Big Push Has Started In South Poland The German sny (he Russians have unleashed n powerful new offensive in Southern Polnncl. A Nazi High Command rcpori asserts fighting has blazed up in a 125-inllc front stretching fron Kowcl to the Upuer Dneslr rlvci Only yesterday, the Germans acknowledged the abandonment o Kowcl, a keystone bnsc guarding thc approaches' to Ihe Hill rive: defense line '10 miles lo tho west. Thc Nazis may have abandonee Kowcl under Din iirrssurc of (hi. new Sovlel push, If so, the Rus slims arc now on Ihc move in ni unbroken battle line west of tin Pripet marshes. Such 11 develop mcnt would mean (he nig smnsl toward Germany proper Is undc way. A major Red finny attack Is low cr Poland .signifies the CDinnlcllot of Stale Cordell Hull and Mrs. Hull. The president of tho American dom to Work" amendment which would outlaw the closed shop In Arkansas. It is sponsored by the Christian American Association of Houston, Texas, which backed the Anti-violence Picketing bill In the 1943 legislature. Adkins Is Visitor Here Gov. Homer M. Adkins of Lltllc Rock arrived in Blythevillc today in behalf of his candidacy for the position of U. S. Senator. Governor Adkins Is registered at Hotel Noble. New York Stocks AT&T Amer Tobacco 1G2 5-8 72 3-4 Anaconda Copper '.... 27 3-4 Beth Steel 64 5-8 Chrysler 91 3-4 Coca Cola 12B 1-4 Gen Gen Electric 38 5-8 Motors 64 7-1 Montgomery Ward VI N Y Centra] 19 1-! Int Harvester 78 North Am Aviation Radio Texas Corp Packard Sims Denies Car Charge Made By Terry And Laney LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July G (UP)—Gubernatorial candidate J. Bryan Sims flatly denies that any slate-owned cars are being used to trail his opponents In the gover- U S Steel nor's race. Both Ben Laney and I Dave Terry have charged that they are being dogged by Revenue Department and State Police cars wherever they go on their campaigns. Says Sims: "That is thc first we have heard of such a thing and if It is being done, -It is without knowledge or consent of Sims headquarters." Moreover, the Revenue Department and State Police deny the accusation. 9 1-4 Republic Steel ............ 20 3-1 bracing Ihe entire eastern arc o approach to thc Reich. Thc northern section of such ni AKn rilnH i«- thn ,r, r,,ii,,.-i «!?,.„„ i.Bottlers Association has come up Also filed is the so-called Prcc- w , [h Mnlc wclcomc hot weaUu ,,.' nrc has already swept westwnn to wllliln about' 120 miles of Ens Prussia. Thc southern Polish nrcn ha lain dormant since Marshal zhu <ov's First Ukrainian Army drov through lo thc ICowcl region an the C/ecliKilivak border on clthe side of Lwow early last April. To the north, Marshal Rokos sovsky's forces arc advancing o Barnnowlczc. >Thc town Is nn his torlc milestone on the Invaslo roulc to Warsaw. Moskow'dispute! cs sny Ihc Russians are encounter lug 'heavier rcsislancc from rcl forced Geimnji detachment.;. T)i strengthened enemy effort jippnr cnlly represents a desperate Na: attempt lo plug thc Invnslon ga] Soviet sources Indicate Mnrslir Chcrniakhovsky's Third White Rus slan Army has taken the lead I the current offensive for the mo menl. Chcrniakhovsky's men ar smashing toward enemy dcfons guarding the Baltic Stntcs. Eo. Prussia and central Poland. news. He says thnt the recent OPA order Increasing sugar rations for food manufacturers will increase thc soft drink production this summer by some 430,000,000 bottles. In Gndsdcn, Alabama—some 475 workers at the Republic Steel mill are idle. They ,are protesting the company's laying ofl a furnace crew. The strike is curtailing production nt a rale of about 1800 tons dally. Funeral Services Held Yesterday For Chas. Nabers Funeral services for Charles N«- bcrs of New Albany, Miss., were held yesterday afternoon at the New Albany Baptist Church. Mr. Nabers, 58, died there Tuesday night. He had been in failing health for several months. He leaves his wife and daughter, Mrs. Inez Darden of Richmond, Va., three brothers, C. L. Nabers, J. L. Nabers, and Aurthur Nalicrs, and his mother Mrs. Altec Nabers, all ol Blythevllle. Horn in Mississippi, Mr. Nabers Socony Vacuum 13 7-8 spent all his life in that section. Studebaker .'..... 19 1-2 I Among those attending the Inn- Standard of N J .......... 57 5-8 cra ' yesterday from here were Mr. 48 7-8 5 7-8 61 1-2 New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. open high low 2151 2156 2131 2134 2136 2114 2231 2233 2214 2175 2181 2164 close pr.cl. 2136 2119 2214 2148 2132 2233 2168 2173 Chicago Rye open high low close pr.cl. July . 109S 110H 109S 109% HO sept.. 111% ui-x nos my, ni-r, Shotgun Shell Shortage HERUIN, III. (UP)—A new wrinkle In "passing the ammunition" Was revealed when Mayor Fred A. Henderson appealed to Herrln residents for contributions of shotgun shells to aid the police force in exterminating rabid dogs which had been threatening the populace. It seems the force was caught by wartime shortages. Seven hundred steel hair spring wires were threaded through tho eye of a small needle by a steel Dec. . 2165 2166 214G 2U9 2162 company employe. nnd Mrs. C. L. Nabers, Mr. and Mrs. Mclvin Halscll, Mr. nnd Mrs. J. L. Nabers, Mnry Jo Nabers, Mrs. Alice Nabers and Aurthur Nabers. Wounded In Action Mrs. Graham Sudbury has received word that her brother, Sergt. Joe Miller of Beruie, Mo., has been wounded In action in the Normandy fighting. No details as to thc extent o his Injuries were given. Sergeant Miller was with thc First Division of Ihe Army. N. 0. Cotton Mar. Mar. May 2124 2150 2124 2148 2115 2157 2140 July . 2258 Oct. Dec. 2159 2138 2141 2122 2262 2252 2141 2122 2162 214ft 2179 2188 2170 2171 2170 2171 2155 2155 2246b 22741) 2103 2179 I. S. Troops 'titling Squeeze )n Saipan Japs Isles Defenders Now Bottled Up In Nock On Northern Tip lly Hulled 1'rcf.s American nnd Japanese forces on nlpnn arc. facing each.other In a in-row neck of land on the Isle's orllu'ri! tip. A front dlsimlch says the enemy pparenlly Is massed In the ridges car Mai-pi Point nlrlluld, They arc wking down a long vnllay Cumum'd llh United States troops, Innks, •ucks nnd supplies. 'Mie' Ynnks seem to be movliiir Uo position for H final all-out trugelc. They.hit pillboxes, trench- s and blockrhouscs oii tho WLT.I each yesterday—and pushed uhcml or'go Ins of 500 yards. Nipponese eslslance was tough nnd delcr- miDrt. Admiral Nlinlt?. warns Ihe hardest Ind or fighting lies ahead lor the. nlpim Invaders, Mul he affirmed u early mul complete American Iclory Is Inevitable. The enemy reports heavy Aincrl- nn sen nnd nil- activity nijnlml (ho Iiirlanns yesterday. An official Jnp- nese news agency dlsputch says nr warships mul planes attacked 'Inlnn and Qunin, while- alrciufl truck Pitgan ami Rota. In the Southwest Pacific—Auicrl- an and Australian forces on Nonm- oor island off Dutch New Oulnun re readying two newly-won nh- romcs for future operations. The. trips lie 770 miles from the Phlllp- tllM. Chinese General Chiang Knl-Ehek old his people thai China's posl- lon still Is grave on the ovo of her cvcnlli anniversary of war ugnlnist inpnn. Uut ho pledged'nlcontlnun- lon of the struggle until vlolovy Is itlaljicd nml all lost territory recovered. ' .''''.". 3rackcn Charges Nazis With Slaughtering Jews LONDON, July 0. (UP)—The lirit- sli minister of Information, rjreu- lan lliuckcn, charges Llinl the Nauls tire scllliiB up what he culls public slaughter houses for the Jews 'of Europe. -. He charges that thousands .of Eu- •opcnn Jews are being herded Into :hcsc slaughterhouses to then :leaths. The British minister of Inforiim- tlon says "This Is tho biggest scandal In Uio history of human crime ui<( the responsibility rests on the German people." He made this charge In n sjiccel lit a memorial luncheon held It honor of the late Brig., Gen. Frederick Klsch, [i Jewish officer who Nazi Robot Blitz Takes 2752 Lives; lly Dulled l\ol)»l. himilw, Unit.ure killing. Unions al a rate of 130' a day, fell hilo Ihe London area iijjuin this afternoon. Aflcr I'riino Mlimlor Churchill lifted the curtiiin of ccu- .soi'sliip Nfrceitinjr the robot offensive, sirens Hounded in London—just us in I ho days of the IjliU, four years ago. So far, there is no estimate of today's damage and Late Bulletins LONDON, July (i (111-)—Tlic Cinnmn I)NI! m-«s agency rc- IMirts (hat Aliufcliitl tun I Vim KumlstiMll, (iurmuir coiunuiiiilcr of Western Kurort, 1 1ms Ijt'iin I't'iiliicnl by MiUHlial (limllirr Vim Kliiga, |>NU suys Vtm ItiinilsldH was replaced for whul It calls "r c a s o n s of Hcnllli." QUAKTKHS, Niirmamly, July (i 1UI')'— AllliMl. ilium*, iwlay humlictl ami Kininrd IUIIR columns of {icrnmn reinforcements muvlnj,' rinrtlin'jinl lii- M'nnl the American froiil In Nnrnmmly. om'smu I,A HAVE nil ri/ITS, I'rancc, July (i (Ul 1 ) — 'Ihe (ifrmans arc tlintwlnt,' liirse relnforixmciils uf Infantry anil artillery lulu thn l);il- tlc for the r<i:ul junction of l,a Uuyti Hit I'ulls, LONDON, .Inly G (Ul') — ,\ iirmhcr of American snhllpi's officers, vVWs ami ,Kcd Cross workers luivc lir.uu killed or Injured; by Cicrmnn flying liomli rniclj] nn ftn|;luud. was killed rampalgn. In the Noilh African Hear Informal Talks Klwanls Club members met yesterday noon at Hold Noble for their regular weekly luncheon meeting, with a Ini'ge number of guests present for the affair. Brief informal talks given by guesls and club members made up Ihe Impromptu program. Guests wero Col. T. H. Barton of Ul Dorado, Julian James of Jonesboro, Hoy Hen, Jnines HIM'Jr., and Bernard Allen. Livestock ST. LOUTS. July (i (U.P.)—Hog receipts 13,100 head, wllh 12,500 snliible. Top $13.50; 180-270 'pounds $13.80 to J13.85; 140-1CO pounds $12.00 to $13.00; sows $11.50. Cattle receipts 5,300 head, with 5,000 salable. Calves 3,000 head, all . i alable. Mixed yearlings and heifers $12.00 to $15.00; cows $8.00 lo $10.50 Canncrs nnd cutters $5.50 lo $7.50; slaughter steers $10.00 to $17.00; slaughter heifers $8.00 lo $10.25; stocker and feeder steers $8.00 lo $13.00. Labor Returning From War Must Be Absorbed, Laney Say i Allied Drivel' Forges Ahead In Italy •lly United I'rr.ss American forces piiclng the Allies In Italy arc within 20 miles o the PLsn lo Florence highway. Americans Inland from Ihi Tyrrhenian • Sen hammered out i 1 two mile gain yesterday Iron Mliilcoillnl lotvnrds the hlfh\v/i) where Gorman forces arc expcclec to make their next major stand. Elsewhere on thc Italian front the Allies moved forward will! In creasing sliced, scoring gains up |i Ive miles despite rain, mud nni jitter Qernmii opposition. Two major porls— an opposll coasts—nrc almost within Alllc< rasp. On the Tyrrhenian side, Hi Americans arc 10 mites from Liv orno. And on thc Adriatic, Polls! mils of Hie Eighth Army gnlnc' ground eight miles from Aticonn. in ccnlrnl Italy, the British nr luce miles from Arczzo. And far her west, tha Frcncli have drive eight miles beyond captured Slcni In thc nlr war, RAF hcav wmuers rnlded mil ynrds at Ver onn lust night, causing fires vlslbl 'or SO miles on thc homcwnr flight. Tin; raid followed up yes .erdny's Allied heavy boinuer at lack on submarine pens nnd liar bor Insinuations nt Toulon nil rail yards In southern France. Tc of our heavy bombers nrc mlssln from yesterday's rnlds. Italian pilots soon may join 11 Allies In the nlr wnr ngnlnsl Gcr mnny. An ofticlnl Italian spokes- iiian says thc Italians have received aviation equipment from the Allies enabling Italian airmen to go Into action. Itnlinn newspapers today report a general ol tensive launched by parllsans at Spezin and Pisa lo disrupt German communications. The report added that labor strikes nl Turin protcsling deporlnlions of Italians to Germany now has spread to other Italian cities. *'tiCH, , 27K Killed Churchill snld that on an avei- ge, each of Ihose 2000-pound ombs had killed one person. Ad- the House of Commons, u revealed that 2760 of the winged ombs had .fallen and that' 2752 cruons had been killed. In add! 1 on, 8000 persons have been Injure^ tho 21-day robot offensive. •* Every 24 hours, nn average of JO of those bombs room across the liitmicl. Hut n Inige lioitlon pf icm have been shot down or.have, ailed to reach Ihclr .-'destination, or one reason or .another. Thnt csllimtlan, for the most pail HS joiulon. Churchill revealed -that lie British capital has received the s inln welghl of (he u(lnck. Still bud ns Is the robot otfcnsi'v.B •it, cannot compare with the toll akoii during the blitz. For In- Innco, on Hie night of May iplh, B-ll, alone, 143G Londoners! were Illcd by bombs. Churchill disclosed Hint the (jov- rnmeiit had decided to open deep iiodurn air rnld shelleis In London which previously had hccn kept m Csorve , for cincrgonclcs.' Churchill nld tho government uns doing 'everything In human pb'wei" but ic added: '.*• ' '' "ThM's the only promise I can nnke yet." i, ; Allied Airmen Busy 'i As Churchill spoke, Allied air-- rion carried out another nttaojc on •oboL lipmb launching bases th.tho 'as do Calnh arch of France '-i*-- - ivobitbly Iho severest blow-yet dealt .ho bnscfi. Thq assault wns car- out by n glnnt flccl of 1CW Plying Fortresses and Liberators, which nlso.hll French airfields arid Northwest Germany. The raid was '.lie second blow In n one-two punch since the HAP sent some 1000 of Is heavy bomu'crs out on a night nlsslon , extending from deep In Franco to the German Ruhr valley. : ' 'Ihc first Icluinlng Anierlcnn airmen said the bombers ran into Intense ritill-aircrnft fire-but, no "The industrialist, smnll business man and fanner In Arkansas should plan their business In such n way ns to absorb labor returning from the war,'', Ben Lnncy, gubernatorial candidate, told his audience of approximately 250 last night in an address on the court house lawn. Stressing the part each ,if these Clements in sociely must piny In postwar planning. Ihc Cnmden man faid thnt Arkansas citizens must look forward to development of home Industry In order to make diversification practical in this stale. Mr. Lp.ncy, In his first address in this town during his tour of Northensl Arkansas in the Interest of his candidacy for governor In the August primary, said that he advocated economy in government, and promised to hold down taxes In the stale In order to encourage industry lo enter Arkansas. Turning to education problems l.nney discussed prevailing school conditions, and snld that he favored an increase tn teachers' salaries He is n former school teacher. Thnt road building would be carried on In as fair a .manner as possible during his adrnlnislralioi was promised by the Camden business man. Born and reared in Southern Arkansas, Mr. Laney served In the Navy during World War 1. He Is married snd the father of thrc children. In addition to his extensive business holdings In Soul! Arkansas, Mr. Laney also owns several hundred acres of land in South Mississippi County. He is Ihc brother ot Dave Laney of Osceola. Following his speaking cngage- inenl in Lcpanto this morning, the first gubernatorial candidate to visit this county on a speaking tour addressed nn audience h which confront the state, Mr. Marked Tree this afternoon. Acc Bags 2 More Nazis LONDON, July 6 (UP)—Tile all- time Allied ace, wing commander 'ohnrvy Johnson has bagged two more German planes. His score ol enemy planes shot down now reads 35. Johnson hfls a lead of seven planes over the American leading nee, Lieutenant Colonel Francis Gabreskl of OH City, Pcnna. Onbreskl's score Is 28. Colonel Crawford Goes To Camp Meade Lieut. Col. Ivy W. Crawford has been transferred to Camp Meade, Maryland, from Camp Shelby, Hnttlcsburg, Miss,, where he has been stationed since returning to the states last April after 31 months duty In Alaska. , acriiinn'fighters.- Speaking of tho attack ; oii. the robot coast, Tech. Sergt. John Crouch of Indianapolis. Ind,, said: "I don't think you could walk a hundred ynrds anywhere within 100 miles of Calais without fulling Into » crnler." .. ... • . . ., Other ,, specific targets haven't icon offlcinlly revealed yet,-but : a German broadcast says the ••' area of Kiel was lindcr'.nttack. V. ,', v ^> The daylight blow was only, one of two thnt hit th c oneiny -today. The U. S; Ninth Air -Force sent more Ihnn 300 6[ Its Marauder medium and Havoc light bombers. lo hammer German rail, lines behind the Normandy front. The planes also struck nt two bridges Inside Iho city'of Caen. ",':": Thc spotlight oh the . Nominndy front still Is focused on the little town of La Hnye-Du Putts which the Gcrinnas have turned Into a stubborn stronghold. The latest word from supreme headquarters reveals thai American fighting men have captured two villages west nnd east of thc by-passed town. Despite stiff opposition, the Americans also have gained ground on tlie Mt. Cnstre heights ovcr- ng La Hnye but the main 'struggle Is raging between La Haye nnd Its railroad station, 500 yards :o the north. However, German-opposition everywhere Is stiff. 'Ihe Nnzls have driven the Americans out ot the village of Culot, four miles southwest of Cnrcntan, which they had seized earlier. However, slow but steady progress is reported from most other sectors. ' An nlmost cqunllj bitter battle Is raging at the opposite end of the front around Cnrplquet, three mUes west of Caen.' Canadian troops still are believed to* be In pcsses- slon of the town. But a spokesman says German attacks are continuing and some enemy forward elements have penetrated -Allied positions. The British nnd Canadians have played an Important invasion rqlo in the Caen sector. Acting Secretary of War Stimson revealed lo- dny that the defeat of numerically- superior Nazi divisions ther e may have halted a- large-scale German counter-attack "before it really..got going." • ; v Patterson, at his news conference, also revealed that American arid British troops are able to pour four bombs, shells and bullets Into the Germans for every one they receive. ".•'.". ; * Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Friday. Chicago Wheat open high low close prcl. """ 15?W 156K 156K.158«, 16«H July Sept,. 157 15754 156W

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