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Blytheville, Arkansas
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S0v« Wosfe Poper/ ft is valuable to the War f Hortl Tfc« Boy Scouts will collect your Scrap Paper every Saturday. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TBS DOMINANT KIWSPAFKR OF NORTHBABT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLI—NO. 100 Blythevllle Dully New* Blytheville Herald Blythevllle Courier Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILU'3, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JULY 15, 104-1 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS TODAY'S WAR ANALY3W Hitler Needs Fuel For His War Machines Br JAMES HARPER Doited FTCM SUM Writer MORE FLIERS EXECUTED, JAPS BOAST James Harper First, the Germany's war machine is creaking for lack of oil. and its gas tank has sprung a leak. The five-month Allied air campaign against Nazi petroleum resources is beginning to tell. More and more enemy tanks ond motor trans|x>rts have been abandoned or the battlefield, their fuel tanks dry. And the Germans are even reported to have clumped a rationing system on the Wehrmacht. The American air chief, General Arnold, says flatly that Germany's oil and gasoline production has been slashed by two-thirds. Hitler's oil production is divided into three parts, millon or so annual tons he ge from Romania. Secpnd. the flv million tons from synthetic production in Germany, Poland and Czechoslovakia. And, third, the five million natural tons from Austria, A'^'iland, Hungary, Albania, Estonia B '/nil Germany proper. r As for the synthcttp production, British sources say it is more than 50 per cent destroyed. As an example, four plants have been destroyed in the Ruhr, eight at Hamburg, tonal Hannover, one at Gelsenkirchcn, another at Cologne, still another at Sterkradc, and so on. Romanian Supply Low As for Romania, back in May its production was said to have been cut by 15 per cent, and since then Allied attacks have mounted. Not a single refinery in the whole country has escaped bombardment. The Danube river has been so heavili mined that barge transport Is highly hazardous. Sixty-five per cent o all Romania's oil passes through Ploesti, and that city has been plastered time and again. As for the remaining third o ' ' is how Americans Move Against St. Lo At Dawn Today American Troops On Noemfoor Island Yanks Also Close On Periers And Lessay, Normandy Anchors .Germany's production, here It has fnrifdiHungary produces on million to'rj* : a;year and 4 uV If itl]* 1 " -...^...trirvJT have'takelVjeare'of the sources fo ~Ywft5St¥y6J?rmany JjfMj-*X£ r year- from' Estonia. 'Austria "turne out a quarter-of-a-million tons year, but its refineries nnd shippin facilities have been. under heav assault. American planes also ha\ bombarded the facilities of Polls iQalicia, whose production is 40 pc cent of Romania's. But, in all this, one fact must b kept clearly in view. It is nlmosl LONDON, July 15 (UP) - The Americnns in Nonnnndy charged the defenses of strategic St. Lo at dawn today. Front dispatches report progress, but the only specific gain announced wns one of 600 ynrds northwest of the half-encircled rail town. Varying their tactics, American shock troops struck from three directions without the customary ar- llery bombardment which would ave tipped their hand. As the siege arc tightened on St. o, the Americans arc closed In on criers and Lessay, two other nn- hors of German defenses on the estern flank, capture of the three owns would give the Americans, ontrol of an important nctworK I f highways. | Bombardment Continues The eastern half of the Normany front remained static. However,! eavy artillery fire is raging around laltot and the Canadian salient outhwesl of Caen. Headquarters evealcd last night the British had •ulled both from Maltot and Hill 12, and that both now are In io man's land. If there's a no man's land in Normandy, there's also a Valhnlln, 'or Hitler's troops. It's a gently sloping green hill, bordered by tall poplars. There is no glory there, and no handmaidens. Instead, the German >iers ar c just American trucks, plied high with enemy dead. The dead Germans are awaiting burial ay their fellows, who are prisoners of war. Many of the bodies are so battered they look like .Raggedy Ann dolls' that have-lost their, sawdust. '•"'•.*»' Prisoners -Bury Dead- The prisoners are burying "the German dead in a cemetery bull to hold 80,000 nnd it already is half full. One young Frenchman, wearing wooden shoes, spied leather boots on a corpse, and put them on hi own feet. He said it was his firs pair of shoes In four years. T h'e Frenchman disappenre American troops come ashore on Noemfoor island, off the const of Dutch New Guinea, where they qulckl smashed the Jap garrison and seized three Important nlr fields. Ducks and tanks in foreground wlill columns of soldiers wade through the coral reef in the rear. (Signal Corps Photo from NEA Tclepholo Is Ready : or Prisoners 600 War Prisoners Scheduled To Arrive Here Next Month .t V1 . - - . j n U riuiiiuiiiiiik itijii|;<|i*->" — impossible to close an oil well by as-] ncross Uic fie]ds carryin|} anolhc sault from the air. The target is small and much of the pumping machinery is underground. Hence, the Allies have concentrated, not on wells, but on refineries, storage tanks and transport systems. Germany has 55 refineries turning out oil and 14 manufacturing gas. And the Allies are believed to have hit every one of them. Reserves Drained For a long time, German consumption ran neck-and-neck with German production. But, by now, the Nazis probably have eaten deep, into their reserve, once estimated at seven million tons. And their oil needs are increasing all the time Both the war in Russia and the war In Normandy are largely ar mored battles, burning huge quantities of oil and gasoline. Heavy tanks, like the German Tiger, consume n gallon a mile. One division of 250 tanks plus transport vehicle, .burns 1,000 gallons moving a single <%, mile. At the height of their war in v Hussia, the Germans were burnin 30-to-70-thousand gallons on th eastern front alone, every day. It takes as much gasoline for a: nrmy to move backward as forwarc Hence, German consumption on th Russian front still is high, And th battle swirling around Caen, almos entirely a tank fight, must consum vast quantities of fuel. In contrast to Germany's dwiiu ling gas production, American ou put is mountains by the hour. Tl nation now has 161 refineries maK ing 100 octane gasoline, and mo: are under construction. Production is six times the prc-Pearl Harbor output and soon it will be eight times. ilr for his Dad. Allied headquarters have an ounccd that a German robot bonil ashed Into the American sector o ic American front recently. How ver, the bomb landed in a pas ure and caused no deaths. General Eisenhower is quoted, a elieving any bombs falling in th ormandy beachhead were not d ectcd there, bul probably wer irown off course by faulty rncch- nism. An Amerlcnn soldier reported the ingcd bomb did not dent the arth, but scattered pieces of metal or hundreds of yards. London had its fifth straight -light free of the reprisal weapons ast night. But some fell In South- rn England, causing the first night-time casualties since Tues- lay. Some 15,000 women and children are scheduled to evacuate London oday under government sponsorship. Nearly 150,000 already have eft. Promised Land Resident Dies Of Heart Attack L. C. Dnvis, Promised Land farmer for the past 23 years, died of a heart ailment nt 0:30 o'clock this morning nt his home. Mr. Davis, who wns 72. had been In 111 health since March. Born In Alabama, Mr. Davis came to this county from luka Miss. . • He leaves his wife, Mrs. Annie Dnvis; one-son, Evcrclle Davis ;ol Blythevllle; five, daughters, Mrs Dora Payne and 'Miss 'Ora Davis o: Blythevllle, Mrs. Elsie Gray an(i Mrs. Evle Blasingamc of Lake Citj and Mrs. Mamie Welch of . Mem phis; four brothers, O. C. Davis o Corinth, Miss., B. W. Davis o Okolona. Miss., J. T. Davis am O. N. Davis of Brooklnnd. Services will he held nl 3:3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at th Promised Land Methodist Chnrc with tile Rev. D. G^ Hlndmat pastor, officiating. Holt Funeral Home is In charg of arrangements. Willie Ferguson (illed In Action Veteran Guardsman Is Casualty Of War In South Pacific With tlic recent installation ol stoves, electric lights and plumbing 'acuities, the War Prison Camp yesterday was turned over to the Army by the Chlcknsawba Farmers Association, which partially financed Construction of the camp. Ready now ,16 accommodate ; GOO German prisoners who nrc expected to arrive sometime next month, the camp area occupies between 18 nnd 20 acres of' .land north of the !n- Tseclioti of Chickasawba and Twenty First street. German prisoners from the Reiser camp have been working on the installations for the past week. Two Army guards already arc posted at the camp, which has facilities for 120 guards. Twenty-five farmers compose the Chickasawbn Association of which H. C. Knappenberger, Is president and Noble Gill, secretary-treasurer. Directors arc Mr. Knappenberger, Mr. Gill, Eddie Rcgcnold, Fred Fleeman, B S Simmons, Charles DYESS, July 15.-~Dnvl ( | War Rose and C C. Langston. The'son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wan uilding committee is composed of was killed in the Invasion, the Wi Ir. Simmons, Mr. Regcnold and Department rccpntly notified his Dycss Soldier Killed In Normandy Invasion Rotary Official Speaks Rotary District Governor Oscar Moore of Magnolia spoke to members of the local club at their regular luncheon meeting . held Thursday at Hotel Noble. Mr. Moore used as his topic "Weals and Purposes of the Ro lary Club." GuesUs in addition to Mr. Moor included R. C. Wcls of Brinkles Homer Clevenger of St. Charles Io., and T. W. Kinard of Blythe Ille. Chicago Wheat open high low close July 157W 158^ 157'A 158V, 15T.<i Sept. . 157 1 /! 157Ti I57K 157« 157Vi Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. 1' New York Stocks A T & T ,. 163 Amer Tobacco « Anaconda Copper 271-2 Drouth No Longer A Joke-Rainmaker Heeded Beth Steel Chrysler ... Coca Cola . Gen Electric Gen Motors Monlgomery Ward 65 196 1-S 139 1-2 48 I- 1 N Y "central 20 3-: Jut Harvester ? i"' North Am Aviation 9 J- Republlc Steel 20 1- Radlo |»5- fiocony Vacuum u i- Sludcbakcr Standard of N J 57 3- Tcxas Corp Packard 5 3 ~ U 3 Steel fit 3 immy Terrell. Governor Adkins To Close Appeal At Fort Smith LITTLE ROCK, July 15. (UP) — Governor Adkins announces that he will conduct a whirlwind campaign during the last 10 days of his race lor United Stales senator. The governor says he will take his campaign into 22 counties and close his appeal for votes at Fort Smith on the morning of the primary, just as he did when first elected governor. He will close his campaign with statewide radio addresses on Monday night and Tuesday morning July 25. Adkins headquarters announce, the appointment of an associate manager In charge of his campaign In south Arkansas. The appointee is State Senator Willis B. Smith of Texarknnn. inrents. His wife. Mrs. Bcrnlce Ward, ives near Lepanlo. In addition to his wife and par- L'nls he leaves two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Ballentlne of Little Rock and ifrs. Carl Lioyd of Dycss, nnd two brothers. Chester Ward of Dyess, and Pvt. Morris Ward, who Is in the Army. Another Blythcvillc mnn has olned the ranks of those who have mid Ihe supreme -price on the onllio fields. Tech. Sergt. Willie L. Ferguson 30. wns killed In'action June 24 li Now.- 'Guinea.,..Liu. Wai-^Depiirtnicn iotlflcd his wife yesterday. He wn the father of two children. Overseas for more than n yenr Sergeant Ferguson served with Ih Infantry In the Hawaiian Island Ijefore going io New Guinea. H was n member of the former loci National Guard company an served In Alaska for .sevcrnl monll! before -lie received an hmiorahl' discharge. Ho wns a civilian fo only 18 days,.[or after Pearl llni hor he re-cnllstcd. Sergeant Ferguson attended nl. thcvlllc schools and fanned al Iln Moon and Flat Lake Ijefore cute Ing the Army. His wife nnd chl dren make their home with Mr Ferguson's mother, Mrs. Ac Hargett at Flat Lnkc. Ill addition to his wife nnd tv, children; .Willie Leon, age nine, nnd Mary Ann, five, he leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Ferguson; three brothers, Corp. Chester erman Ferguson, stationed al Fort flen- nlng, Qa., Bruce Ferguson and Tommy Joe Ferguson, both of Bly- thevllle, and three sisters, Miss Kate Fergur.on, Mrs. Grace Hamm, nnd Mrs. Mary Richardson, nil of Blythcvillc. Russians Begin taw Offensive n South Poland Artillery Barrage Opens Now Push On Approaches To Lwow LONDON, July 15 (U.I'.)—'Hie German high command says Hie lusslnns have started a smashing lew offensive on the approaches ,o Lwow In southern Poland. Niv/.l broadcasts say the powerful ittack Is concentrated between 1'arnopol and I.uck on the southern liusstan front. The attack Is said M have slnrtcd yesterday with an nour's long artillery barrage. Then Soviet rifle divisions and lank units swarmed toward the German lines, fiusslan fighter plnnos arc reported to be providing nn ncrlul umbrella for tlic Soviet'troops. The German. 1 ! say the main n,s- i.anlt Is nround Tnrnopol, n five- way rail junction 00 miles southeast of Lwow. Lwow Is one of the biggest coinnnmlcntlons hubs In Europe, nnd n key stronghold on tin southeastern Invasion route to Berlin. Knemy Claims IVIailc The German comniuntctue miikr. c usual claim that the Russian, ive liren repulsed In fierce lighl IB. and breaches in tlic Na/.l line inlcd off. Other Niv/.l hrpndcnsl limit local penetrations • hi til ennan lines but declare Ihe fir.s npact of the assault hns lice .onnncd. But similar claims were made i IP, start of the" present Wlill lusslnn offensive In the norll hlch hns cnrrled some 250 mile o the west In 23 days. Meanwhile on the cenlrnl Iron he Red army Is storming II nclcnl'Polish fortress of diocli rom three sides. Russian' trod •Urcudy have captured, the city airfield, following - an > Advance >' I'b-'ift 'mllc.s ln : '24' hours. Orodn 'all. believed Imminent, wou smn'sh the main Na-/.l defense >ll Ijefore Ensl Prussia. The rtlls.'ila nlrcady are, reported pushing within anillcry range of En I'l-us.sla's ISI39 border. Civilians Leaving Reports reaching Madrid from Vichy sny Adolf Hitler's Supreme War Council hns decided Io evacuate Lithuania, Latvia nnd Estonia. London broadcasts tell of growing panic In Knsl Prussia, with civilians crowding railway stations and blocking rands. While three Russian columns converge on Grodno, another Soviet force has crossed the Nlcman river to join In the n.ssaull on Blalystok, the last big Gcnnnn bastion northeast of Warsaw. Tlic advance across the Nlcnmn was so rapid that the Soviets captured iv German major general, the com- U. S. Captives Taken After Raid By B-29s Reported As Victims lly Hulled I'rcss ' ' Tin! ,)n|w ntjiiin arc lioiiHlini; Dial they have executed c»i>liivi![l American itirmun. A Singniiui'i; nulio brniidoiisl, recorded by the FCC, announces Unit Anicriciui ninneii, npimrcnUy captured following Hit; first raid by American H-29 Super-Fortresses-on Kyushu in the Jiipiiiictic homeland' have boon put to death. _ote Bulletins LONDON, July IK I HI') -Allied headquarters reports tliat American Unous loilay ri'aclicil lli c outskirts "f l.rssiiy, ivcsl- i>m uiirhnr of the Gerimiu ilc- fi-nsc line In Nonnamly. Other American forces ail- vnnrcil up In 2','j miles mi a four inllo front nt the center of the llnij and were a|i|inmi:li- IIIL' I'crler.s. A (JAItlllllKAN POUT, July 15 (111 1 )—Navy authorities mi- nnuiiec lliat a Navy lilhiip licen lost al aim ivhlic on a rrmllni. tialiol aver Caribbean All except line ITOW member hns heen rebelled. No enemy itellnn was Invnlv- eil In Ihii .lAMUSTOWN, N. Y., .Inly 15 (III')—Alurge iilrplanc crashed into 11 fiiilly at Illnckvlllc, N. Y., about elsht miles w'^sl ft Jamestown, ttiilay. First reiwl* were that .several . occupants had limi killed. Attend Conference Attending the Planters I'rodu lion '.Credit Associations contcren In ^Memphis,.Monday werc,S".-i,,"y Woo'ilhrd .'of'"pell, president, a Lloyd Gorllcy ;if Osccoln. scorolar treasurer, D. S. Limey of Oscco fi. B', Chiles of Joiner, C. Thompson of Sleek!, Mo.; and V N. Rnnkln of Cariilhcrsvlllc, Mo. Mailers relating to the operation of production credit associations, with particular reference to some of Hie flnnnclnl problems which arc likely to confront farmers In a post-war period. Livestock Death Claims J. R. Malay J. H. Maloy. former Maiden, Mo., resident, died nt 2 o'clock ycster- dny afternoon al the County Home for the Aged, where he had lived for the past several months. He was 67. Mr. Maloy had no known relatives and after coming to this section two years ago from Maiden, had made his home with G. E. Perdue of Gosncll, on whose farm he worked. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon nt Holt Funeral Home with the Rev. F. W. Nash, pastor of the Naznrenc Church, officiating. WANTED: Experienced rainmaker. Go-getter who can produce quick results. Some, enterprising farmer around Blytheville is going to hang out ust such a sign one of these days jefore long, unless it clouds up and cuts loose an old-fashioned "gully washer." Somebody might even persuade Miss Lllll'e Stoate to conic back to Mississippi County. In case you don't remember, Miss Stoate Is the celebrated Oxford, Miss., rainmaker who tried her luck at breaking the dry spell here in 1941. Some say she did and some say she didn't. It's all according to where the showers happened to fall. At any rate, there's another good opening In this neck of Ihe woods for a rainmaker, professional or amateur. Ask any farmer. Corn and cotton are doing as wel as could be expected after four weeks of blistering sun, bul they need rain, and other crops are evei harder hit by the drouth. Vegeta ble and truck crops have suffere< material damage except In certali localities where showers have teen cnortcd recently. Blythevllle had a cry small shower a week ago when 002 of an inch fell, but it was lit- le more than "a lick and a prom- se." Heavier showers were reported n the Roseland and Wilson areas. This year, farmers have a double vorry. Their fields must yield in sufficient quantllies to compensate 'or the Increased cost of produc- lon, A. C. Owens, farm labor assistant of the Agricultural Extension Service office, pointed out. A drouth Is no Joke, especially with farmers navlng to pay record wages for field Hands these days. No wonder they scan the skies for a few dark clouds The last sizeable rains in this section fell the week of June 9-15 when more than two inches of precipitation was recorded here. Yes, Miss Stoate would certainly be a welcome visitor If she could be persuaded to come back But after that hard struggle with the 194 dry spell she might not want to try again. That was a tough one. Oil! of the most difficult she ever tack led. Dr. W. M. Owens of Armorel spoil sored the trip of the aged, valnmake icrc that summer. She had broken drouths all over the country. Even iut out forest fires. She had a rcpu- alion all llic way from Florida to Texas. All she had to do, she said, vas sit by a body of water, cither a creek, pond or lake, and it would rain. They put a nice, comfortable chair out on the lake bank at Armorel lor Miss Stoate and there she sal, :ier black umbrella shielding her from Ihe uncompromising sun. Crowds came to see her. She gave autographs and discussed her career. Twelve days later, the 69-year- old woman pronounced the drouth broken. Sun-burned and visibly tired she apologized for the fact that only scattered showers had fallen but firmly Insisted she had not failed, as it had mined at other communities In this section. Whether the 1941 drouth wns broken by Miss Stoatc's efforts never was fully decided by observers, but one thing was certain, her presence added a new nole to the principal loplc of conversation, the weather. Companion Of Slain Youth Is Questioned Whether charges will be made against the 13-year-old slnyer ol his friend, Walter J. Stccn, IB who wns shot to death last Sunday had not been decided today pending the continuation of the Invcs llgation. Graham Sudhury, deputy prosecuting attorney, snid today The Manila farm boy, Adell Lai tings, remained In the custody o his father, E. A. Lnttlngs. Questioned yesterday by county officers was Paul Hicks, companioi of the slain youth on their Sun day afternoon visit to the Laltlng home Vi see Aden's two older sis tcrs. "I didn't .realize that Walter ha been shot until he reeled an fell," Paul said. "The two wcr scuffling a short while before Hi shooting but I did not know tha Adell was hurl or angry," the bo told officers. Adell told officers that he shot the Stecn youth when he forgot that his ,22 caliber rifle was load- td. He sat on a bed In an adjoining room and shot through as open door at the group who were look- Ing al pictures. The bullet entered Walter's right side and lodged in his heart. Binder of n division. The Russian •my Is capturing an average of ic German general n day lii Its rush for Enst Prussia. Farther south on the central ront. other Russian columns are resslng on toward Brcst-Lltovsk i an advance from llbcralcd 'insk. Moscow dispatches say the rive Is expected Io collapse the German's entire defeasc triangle jeforc. the Bug river in centra 'olnnd. With the reported new assault ownrd Lwow, the Rus-slnns are on .he offensive along an almost con- continuous front of some 000 miles rom the Gulf of Finland to the loolhtlls of the Carpathian Moun- ,nins. ST. LOUIS, July ID (U.P.)—Hog rccelpls 3,800 liend, with fiOO salable. Top price {,13.70; 180-270 pounds $13.70; 140-160 pounds $12.00 to;$13.00; sows $11.00. Cattle rccelpls 6(10 head, with ICO salable. Calves none. Mixed vearllngs nnd heifers $11.00 to $10.00; Cows $H.OO to $10.50; cnn- ncrs and cutlers $[i.fiO to $7.15; daughter steers $12.00 to $10.50; r.tocker nnd feeder steers $8.00 Io $11.00. Coon Dog Saved New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. 2127 2108 2093 2162 2146 2134 2117 2098 2165 2149 2123 2105 2089 2157 2130 2134 2115 2MB 2164 2148 N. O Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec, 2132 2114 2090 2164 2146 2139 2120 2102 2172 2156 2127 2107 2090 2161 2143 2138 2118 2102 2172 2155 2130 2111 2226 21(13 2145 2138 211 Dell Gunner Killed In Raid Over Germany Sergt. Harold t,. F,vaas of Del was killed April 11, the day his plane failed to return to its base in England after a bombing raid over Germany, the German government has reported through the international Red Cross. The 20 year-old youth was a gunner on i Flying Fortress. His wife. Mrs. Sue Evans of Dell. was notified by the War Depart- ncnt shortly n'lcr her husband's atal raid that he was listed as Hissing In action. Overseas only 4 days, It Is be^ icved that the Dell gunner was on nts first combat mission when his plane was downed. He volunteered [or the Air Corps November 1943, and received his training al Bly- trevllle Army Air Field, and Gulfport Field, Miss., before being sent to gunnery school at Las Vegas, Nev., and combat schools al Pyote, Texas, and Sioux City, Iowa. Sergeant Evans, son of Mrs. Pearl Evans and the late Howard Evans rif Dell, lias two brothers In the service. Pfc. Eugene Evans of the Marines, stationed In Ihe Pacific for 21 months, nnd Sergt. Lyman Evans of Camp Livingston, La. He also leaves three sisters, Mrs. Pansy Mooney of Dell, Mrs. Hershcl Thayancr ol Oran, Mo., and Mrs. * "Any Allied airman who falls pr Us out. over Japan will be ex-, ulcd. This Is the order of the y." - ' ' It went on to say thai several the American airmen on the rsl Super-Fortress raid met theme fnte which wns'meted out to' Idcrs of Tokyo two yenrs ago. " The broadcast wns beamed to c Southwest Pacific area, where 1 ic bombers of General MacAithur id Admiral NInillz arc appronch- g ever closer to Iho Jnpnncsa omclnnd, ; : . Enemy Nervous This open announcement of a. cw niul Imital violation of .Inier- allonal law concerning prisoners, t war by the Japs coincides with 'okyo's growing nervousness nt the pproach of the mighty American Ir and surface fleets to the liomc- nnd. , , Another Japanese lir'oadcasl" ro- .11-la Hint n mighty American nn- al Insk force Is lurking in the •Iclnlty of Guam/ The enemy re- iort says the force Includes bhttle- ihlps, destroyers, crulcrs ami car- •Icrs. , - •. '' There has been no Allied con- firmation'of warships other ,, than : carriers in the Marlnnns area south, of Snipnn. But the Island has had its tenth straight day of carrier plane pounding' In,what observers cnll possslbly jlhc,, heaviest prc-in T ; vnslon.assault,ofaheyCcntrnl .Pri-; clflu war. . • '• "• ' , Nearby Dota: Isinnd hns been Iwmbcd a ' ninth'- cbrisccutlvc day— us hns Trilk In the-Carolines. Tin! Japanese also report Unit two American- Liberators have nl- lackcd iwo Isinnd only 650 ;niljcs south of Tokyo. Iwo Island Is 'in the Volcniio group approximately midwny between Saipan and Japan Enemy Desperate Much farther south, the Japanese arc having n terrible time both on mid off the northern coast of Dutch ffew Guinea. A large force of enemy troops trapped ; below Altapc Is trying 'to launch a general assault.. But so fnr the effort hns been nothing short of mass Milcldc. Nipponese troops missed by Allied bombs and bullets are being mowed . down by starvation and disease. 'Hie enemy apparently has called It milts entirely In one sector of northwestern Dutch New Guinea. The Allies have taken an Important nlrflcld In the Snrml-Mnffin: area without a fight. . Offshore, a 3000 ton enemy .transport and five supply barges," all fully loaded, have been sent to the boltom by General MacArthur'S bombers, • . . From Burma comes word that men of the famous Wlngate Expedition at last are being rescued. The Wlngate raiders have been lost In the northern Burmese Jungles for more lhan one year. But air-borne Chlndlts now are fighting their way through to the Isolated group. On the India front, the last Japanese have been cleared from nn important 45-mile all-weather supply route and the Allies are laslng the fleeing foe nt one the road. 2168 2152 Gordon Green of Monctto. "Driver" a 10-year-old lioum rescued after being imprisoned 1 days In a cave near Monterey, Mo is carried by the son of owne Henry Light. Sixly men worke night and day using dynamite an blasting powder to release the do July (NBA Telephoto.) Sept. till Manila Lions To Build cout House At Hardy MANILA, July 15— The Manih Lions Club will sponsor the tmild- ng of n stone hut at the Boy Scout Camp al Cedar Valley hear "Hardy or the local troop of Boy Scouts. The hut, which would be built >n the camp grounds of the North- •asl Arkansas Boy Scout Council. would become the property of the Council. However, It was polnttd out that the Manila troop would have priority in the use of the hut. Estimated cost of the building is $350. .. : :, Sergt. Nelson Branrwm Missing Since June 22 MANILA. July 15.— Sergt. Nelson • Hoover" Brannum, has been missing in action since June 22, • his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vinson Lay. were notified by the War Department . ' Sergeant Brannum was a left gunner on a bomber and had participated in many bombing missions before his plane was lost. , HO Is the third Manila boy to be reported missing. Earl Whitley and Sergtj J. E. Threlkeld have been missing since early Spring. Chicago Rye open high . 112«i 113S , 113K 1HX low close U3« 11314 IHK

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