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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 20, 1944
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S«i Popcrf /f |, yo/uoWe to M» W, «fe rt , Tft. Soy Scouts */// *««* yo^ Scrap Pap., .y.ry VOL. XLI—NO. lO'l BlylhevWe Dally Newi JBlythevMn Courier „ „„, .„„,., ,„„ aoy OCOU|J WJf| co//ccf youf Scrgft fg ^ f ^^ SaturdOy BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ___ nil DOMINANT NKW8PAPER Or NOBTBHABT ARKANBA8 AND BOOTOEA8T MISSOURI '^"^ ^ 1 Blythevllle HsrsJd Mississippi valley Le a[Ier KLYTHBVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JULY 20, 194-1 HITLER INJURED IN ATTEMPT ON SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS It seems Money Really Talks HMBffii' $KiM*i''<••*-• - a- —. ,«•} ' KS^HE sB^KfR . $ A\\j**J •* * S , . ^ ^ , ** tc every form of public appeal, San Francisco patriots have never stormed the doors of the Red Cross blood bank ,top photo) in an attempt to give their blood for American fighting men. I3ut wtan . ! n n.eicl.1 laboratory opened a blood bank (bottom photo) and offered four bucks a nint for the life resU ing.piasma-well, that WBS a different mauer e»H re ly as the long line of wat.n g people " <NE A " Telephoto.) Roosevelt Scheduled To Be RenominatedFor Fourth Term; t _ CHICAGO, July; 20 (u.P.)-This is the big day for U,o Democratic^ National Convention at Chicago. Preiiident Roosevelt will bo rcnominatetl very soon now l/for a ioiirth term, the parly platform will be adopted ant] unless a real deadlock develops, the vice-presidential fiVht will be settled too. Senator Jackson of Indiana launched the day's convention program with another oratorical blast at the Republican party. He said the GOP is attempting to make an as.set of a liability in stressing Governor Dewey's youth and by describing the present administration as decadent, Jackson said the word decadence is slanderous if intended for the President. He declared Mr. Roosevelt is in his full vigor. He added that what, the prcsiden- •" cy needs is a man of wisdom and experience. Jackson also declared that n change in national administration in war time is "frightening lo contemplate" and "dangerous to make." However, more important events nrc yet to come on today's convention calendar. Alter Jackson's speech comes tlie rcijort of the committee on platform nnd resolution, and adoption on tlic report. Racial Plank Opposed Tlie report of the platform committee was delayed by the bitter southern opposition to the com- jjilttec's racial plank. The language of the plank to which the southerners object is said to be as follows: "We believe ttiat racial and religious minorities have the rights that are guaranteed by our constitution. Congress should exert Its full constitutional powers to protect these rights." The nomination of President Roosevelt is due shortly Tlie fourth session w'i,, .-,»„,, .»„ B:15 o'clock, Central War Time, with nn address by Mrs. Helen Galiagan Douglas, wife of screen star Mclvln Douglas and vice-chairman of the Califo^iia Democratic state committee:" Then comes an address by War Correspondent Qucntin Reynolds. . Trcsidenl to Broadcast The roll call on vice-presidential nominalmns follows. And, as a climax. President Roosevelt's address to the convention by radio. Neither the origination point nor the time of Mr. Roosevelt's speech arc known, but he will bo heard on all major networks. i As for the bitterly-contested vice presidential race, actually the convention's center ring attraction. Wallace forces now claim more than 400 votes on tlie first ballot. Incidentally, Wallace convention headquarters say they have been advised that the Alabama vote for vice-president would be cast an the first ballot for Senator Bankhead, but on the second ballot the delegation would swing to Wallace. Earlier today it was indicated that almost all the southern states would support Bankhead on the first ballot. However, Edwin S. Paulcy, national Democratic Committee treasurer, made new claims of presidential support for Senator Truman of Missouri. Panley told the California delegation Mr, Roosevelt 1$ convinced MacKrell Will Speak In County Radio Preacher Will Appear For Barton At Etowah and Manila Mississippi County will have more political activity this week sis the Rev. J. E. MacKrell, widely known Little Rock radio preacher known as "Uncle Mac", moves into this section to fill speaking engagements at Etowah and Manila In behalf of Colonel T. H. Barton, candidate for the U. S. Senate. The Rev. Mr. MncKvcII, who ha-/ been waging n vigorous campaign for Colonel Barton In other sections of Arkansas, will be accom- ._ „,.„ ,, lu , luy panied by the Stamps-Baxter The fourth session will start at ^ U!irtct . ratli 'o entertainers, who ' ' ' ' will give musical programs at both No Vacancies Exist In County Schools, Supervisor Revals Neither the rural or city schools of Mississippi County will sutler from a teacher shortage this Pall, Philip J. Deer, County supervisor of education, predicted today. All vacancies In the rural schools have been fillecl, .and the existing vacancies in tlie city schools will be filled by the lime schools onen he said. 'I Ins county is not hit by the prevailing teacher shortage principally because of the teachers available from the families ol the personnel at the Blythevllle Army Air Field. Then too, the slightly higher wages offered In this county influence a number of teachers to com c here. Mr. Deer pointed out. Among the Northeast Arkansas counties K ith an acute teacher shortage is Greene County, which lacks 1Q teachers, State Education Commissioner Ralph B. Jones said last week. E. W. little, couniy school supervisor, said that the figure was really much higher, as many substitute teachers were used durhig tiie summer term that would not be available during the fall and Whiter months communities in connection with the political addresses. The MacKrell party will appear at Etowah Friday night at 8:3» o'clock, and the following night, Saturday, they will be at Manila at the same hour. Livestock ST. LOUIS. July 20 (U.P.)—Hog receipts 11,500 head, with 8,500 salable. Top $H.05; 180-240 pounds SH.M; MO-160 pounds $12,35 to $13.25. Sows $12.00. Cattle. 5.200. calablc 3,800; calves 2,000, all salable. Mixed yearlings and heifers $12.50 to $15.00; cows $8.50 to $10.50; canners and cutters $6.00 to $7.75; laughter steers $10.00 to $17.00; slaughter heifers $8.00 to $16.50; stocker and fcder steers $7.50 to $13.00. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Friday. Scattered tliundershowers In northwest portion this afternoon and evening. Not quite so warm Friday In north portion tonight. Truman will cost him fewer voles than any other candidate for vice president. He satd he made the statement witli the approval oC President Roosevelt. County Schools Negro Woman Fatally Shot Early Today The bullet-riddled bnil.v ot a Ne- 510 woman was found in a ditch near the Biythevillc Cotton Oil Mill about 7 o'clock tills morning. She was believed lo have been iri about three hours when her ')ody was discovered by a Negro man who was digging'for fishing worms. Identified as Parlce Mnrrv, she operated the Cottage Inn Tavern on South First street. She was 35. According to police, four shots were fired at the woman. One bullcl entered the left breast and lodged in her he-art, another in tlie right breast, one in the jaw and another in the arm. The body of the slain woman was dragged! 50 feet and thrown in the rtiU-h ] located about 30 feet north of the oil mill road behind the railroad track. The caliber of the pistol iisctt in the slaying had not been determined this morning. Police were notified of the slaying by R.. L. Logeins, superintendent of the oi! mill. He had been told of tlie body in the ditch by a Negro man, who had been told about finding the body of the Ne- pro who stumbled over H tills morning as he was digglng for fish bait Investigating the affair today were City Patrolman O. E. Nicholson and W. c. Watkitis. IFE • ' • • ... , . , - 7*••% * ' ' ' ... §^js^A^roach East Prussia I t i~» M . « \ / * t , t ^\ • . f «^ .& . i . _ •'••'-. N. O. Cotton Mar. . 2115 2122 2100 2102 2125 May . 2100 2107 208fi 2086 2030 July . 208). 20ES 2066 2067 2080 Oct. . 2150 2158 2138 2138 2151 Dec. . 2128 2136 2115 2115 2128 TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS New Leaders Can't Change Japan's Fate B 7 MMES HARPKK United fits* Slatt Writer Japan hopes to change Its clesthr bj changing governments. With ultimate defeat bearing down on them, the Japs arc frantically rc-jlgecrliif,r their leaders In an effort cither lo slave 11 off or cushion the impact. Either they hope to sharpen their war elTort or they hope to soften Inevitable surrender by wheedling easy terms. No one can say for sure what the Japs had In mind in rc-alllk'ninR their home front ,,, . . f leadership. H u {, this much Is certain. The shift Is not a spontaneous expression of the people's will. Things don't happen that way In Japan, Nor will this cabinet be a Hadoglio cabinet. Tlic new leaders a i- e mililnrlsts, perhaps not as extreme as Tojo, but militarist.'; just Uic same, James Harper Tojo long luis been a tool of what Is called "the Manchuria gang." Aiid, sienlflcantly, General Umcisu, commander In Manchuria, has succeeded him as army chief ol staff. Thus, tills clique, dissatisfied with his leadership, apparently has decided lo take over itself. The new men picked to name a cabinet arc not members of this group. But the Manchuria gang long has considered political leadership secondary to military leadership. ,.. . . , : Thus, thc*inilltary gang may have fired Tojo, oiic of'iU own-nunibo'rV and put In outsiders lo shako oif the stigma ol defeat. Further, Lieut. Gen. Prince Kaya, » kinsman of the emperor, lias been attached to the army aviation general headquarters. Hence, tlie Imperial family has been linker! with Uic force which must defend the homeland against air assault. The Manchuria gang apparently has tossed the responsibility for victory or defeat lo some one else while keeping the direction of military operations for itself. But it seems lo have gone even further, The men named to form a cabinet were pre-Pcarl Harbor friends of the United States. Both are known lo be political moderates. Thus, Japan has left the door slightly ajar to peace moves. Very likely, an out-niul-out peace offensive would necessitate a wholly civilian cabinet. But such a transition may have been too great. The present cabinet lenders may represent a compromise between moderates and extremes. Other shifts, further in tlie direction of moderation, may follow as Jap defeats pile higher. Admiral Yonal before the war was a prophet of friendly relations between Japan on the one hand and Britain and America on the oilier. He was forced from the premiership four years ago this month by the extreme military clique, which ultimately put its favorite, Tojo, into office. Yonal also is known to have opposed the tri-parlite alliance with "rcrmany and Italy. As for General Kolso, he retired from the army in July of 1938 and was handed the Job of overseas affairs minister. Two years ago he became governor-general of Korea. Koiso long has favored southern expansion for Japan. Hut, at the same timo, he was an advocate of caution and moreratlon. Aside from all this, there probably arc three fundamental reasons why Ihc Japs deemed a cabinet shift necessary. First, lo remove men bearing the onus of defeat and thus appease the families of the hundreds of thousands of Japs killed and Isolated in Ihe Pacific. Second, to lighten tlic war effort by placing an admiral and general in i»wer. Third, to shift Ihe blame lor defeat from the shoulders of the Manchuria gang which engineered the war In the first Instance. Japan has lost hundreds of thousands of men in India. Burma, China, the Aleutians, the Solomons. New Guinea, the Bismarcks, the Marshals, Gilberts and Marianas. Its fleet has suffered repeated defeats and the home Islands have been raided. American fighting men now stand 1500 miles from Tokyo. Japan may change its government but it cannot change the tide of war. Late Bulletins MOSCOW, July W. 1111')—1'rc- mtcr .Sliilln anuaima's Iliul |hi< l''lrsl Army at While llusshi lias liuniiltcil mi offensive. In (lie KB- tt'i'l aiea iif I'uhiiul, lulvandiiK 31 miles nil ii 9:i-mllc front. CHICAGO, July 20. HII'l-Tlie rrriU'iitlals rammUtcc of lhi> Democratic Niillonal ('imvnilliin l,y l( vole of 18 ti>'G today m'muiiU'nil- t'll Die Muling (if Imlli di'lc'KU- l!«m sent lo the ronvrulluu from CHICAGO, July 20. (Ill 1 )—Mayor Kilwiln) .1.- Kelly of Chlr;iKi. says hp has chanscil Ms mlml abinil Scnnliir Truman for (lie Dcmnrrallc vice prvslclnitlal nnm- liuilliiii bcfuiiM! tli« iMissiiiirlan "doi-sn't mini Ihn Job." Ad kins Rejects Offer Of Help From Negroes ROCK. July ao. (ui'i— Governor Hmnor M. Adklns says lie dnrsn'l want the Negro vole lii his race lor the senalorinl iwinlnutlon [lorn Arkansas, Adklns timdc! tills slutrincnl In reply to a letter from Ur, J. M. lt ( ,l>Inson of Little Rock, president ol the Arkansas Negro Democratic Association, Ur. lioblnson, in his letter to Acl- kins, Mild: "We arc pusslnc Hie woi'tl down the line over the slate through our county commltlccmcn to Ihosn who may IK: permitted to vole next 'I'liesdny to support yalt wltlmtit iido." And nddi.-d: "T)ie .seiiiili! needs you in this period of post-war planning and In making the peace." But this is what Adklns snlll: "The . . . letter fiojn Dr. J. M. Kobliison was neither solicited nor wished by me. t have lit eacli step hi this campaign made my slum! upon thi; Issue of Negro voting lu Democrntle 'prliniirlcs' loo "pldlh for ni'iy' pohion lo iiave hccoinc confused upon II," He went on In say. "I staled then, and I now state again, that the Democratic- parly In Arkansns f:i the wlilic mini's party and will lie kept so, T have never solicited the Negro vote, if t cnnnot bi: nominated by the white voters of Arkansas I do not K'lint the office. Another entry In Ihe Senate rncn, Congressman J. W. Fulbrlghl, is KC>Ing to speak at Little Itock Saturday night. Dr. J. D. Jordan, Pulaski county campaign manager for Fulbright, will preside. Fulbrlght's liciulciunrtcrs have also changed the time of the congressman's talk at Carndcn Friday nlfjlit, so as lo avoid a conflict with n homecoming celebration tor Ben Lancy, gubernatorial candidate. Fillbright will speak at 5:30 instead of 8:30. Violent Battle Rages 8 Miles From Border Of Nazi Homeland . 'MOSCOW July 20 (U.I'.)-Tho HuHsmns have only oijfh ...on. miles lo go ( 0 rend, t(ic -(Ici'mmi homeland ' I he NIWIH iickiiowlcclBU lliuL Soviet (rouim linvc pushed ((. « town culled AiiKiislmv oi K lii mites from Uio bonier of pre-wir iMist Pnwsia. Bo.rlfn says violent (\ K M\m I-HKOH at Auirtwiow. Iteynnd it, || lo country is Hut, free of Hcrlou'ii oisdiidcs lor the Riminiis. And everyUiintj indicalos 1.1ml (lie Gcrniiins h«vo Driven up any hope of miikhiK a successful slimd sliui-L of llieir Kusl Priminn frontier defoitHes On (lie cental Itusslim front British Extend Normandy Gains Allied Armored Units Smash Nazi Defenses In Spectacular Drive I,ON»ON, July 20 (UI')-Oll the wli'm front, Hie llrltisli fimiiid Army Is steadily expanding lij ieak-llHonnh nn In Normandy, AllliMl liiiaiHiuurlers nimounces Ihul the British und Canailians linvc driven IhroiiRh nine more towns beyond a»cu. Tliey iilso slorincil Into tlic strccls of Tn>»»i. I seven mllrs east of Cncn mul push- pel lo Vlmuiil, seven nitics liclow Cncn, Unit i!d Press Correspondent Rlcimrd McMlllnn says it Is n l>la/.("e hot day and the unltlrflcld Is 11 ))ir/e of diisl. Scores ii|Km scnrcs of Allied 'IniikK »ro mi)n.-.liliiR throuuli the network of Nii/1 <le- fenscs in wild ijiitllcs. 'Ihii rcporlrd to have masscil nl New York Cotton open high low close Mar. . 2110 2117 2006 2007 2110 May . 2035 2102 2081 2081 2006 July . 2075 2082 20«3 2004 2077 Oct. . 2147 2151 2133 2133 2146 Dec. . 2126 2131 2110 21H 2127 Chicago Wheat open high low close July . 1S7TJ 158',i 157S Ib'i'A I57S Scjit, . 156% 1571S 15654 15654 156K Delegates Not Bound On Vice-Presidential Vote CONVENTION HEADQUARTERS, Chicago, July 20 (UP) — Arkansas dctegalcs lo the National Democratic convention have refused to bind themselves to the unit rule for candidate In Ihe vice presidential nomination. Thus the Arkansans arc free to cast their vote for any vice presidential nominee they wish. However, (he delegates are subjecl lo caucus on short notice. Tlie delegation, in a caucus this morning, decided (o vote ns n unit lor President Roosevelt. New York Stocks ATA T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper . Belli steel Chrysler Coca CoJa Gen Electric Montgomery Ward . N Y Central Inl Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum . .. Slnriebaker Standard of N J . , Texas Corp Pckarri U S Steel TO 1-8 7't 20 3-8 02 :»-<! !H LIB 38 5-B •17 1-1 20 1-R 77 3-4 9 10 3-4 10 7-B M 1-8 18 1-1 ft-? 41 7-8 5 5-8 59 3-1 least live nnd n half divisions In supreme effort : lo ; stop 'Montgomery. I'erliaps the sUrfi-sl Nn*l omwl- tinu .Is boliig encoinitered nt 't'roarn which the .nrllWi won mm lost In »n attempt to encircle Oaen during (he .early days of the Invasion. Orp UK- American front In Nor- mamiy, meager reports my the Yanks have Mulshed mopping up the Vlrc river bend northwest of St. Ix) aiitl have established out- posls n lew hundred yards below Ihe city. The Gennanl report Iha'l Ucitlcn- ant General George S. Patton Is 111 Nonnnndy now, conimaudlng American and Cnnurllan troops. Allied headquarters refuses comment on the enemy report. Two great American air fleets totalling some .1001) plinics hit German factories from Britain anil llaly. They hit a do/.cn war ulants and airdromes around Munlchwn Leipzig,, n-lcflrlchslmfcn, Main)! ami other cities. In Italy, American troops have forced the retreating Germans hack ni-rosx Ihe Arno river before Pisa. Tin- Yanks unshed nine miles aboi'n captured Llvorno and are arrayed the Arno on a 25 mile front. Fortune Survey Soys Roosevelt , Again Will Win NEW YORK. July 20 (UP) — A Korlunn Magazine survey says President Roosevelt would win a presidential election at this time with a six percent lend over Governor Dewcy. Fortune oilier Soviet forces ale on the Ilircilmltl of ((real victories. Itcd Army unlls in lower l>olnnd cum see the sphcs of Lvov, the nine-way rail Junction nnd one of tlic Munis' bases miauling Ihe wiutlierti road to nerlln. Soviet inlHlorymcn already are shelling Lvov us shock troops clusc in for the direct assault. Aiding the Soviet drive, the Polish mi<k>ri;r<mncl army Is rcrmrtcd by the llrllkh radio to liuve cut two rail lines behind the Clonnan front between and Slovakia. Japs Will Not Alter Tactics, Patterson Says lly Ihiltcil I'rcsfi Tim .}ii|iniir.ic mllllnry and \m- litlcal slmkcup:i may | )0 Jast window-dressing In the opinion of Acl- Ing Sccrclary of y/iir llohert p. itlerson, Allliouijli the two nc«' iireinlere, aciieial anil Admiral Yonal were nt one time considered mod- crate's, PaHcrflon warns that the same ruUiloxs warfuro will contln ue. .Secretary of Stale Hull says It woul,| be a mistake! lo think thai Jnpim will, not fi|dit to-lhc fullest. General Knlsrj and Admiral Yonnl premiers In the. now Japanese cabinet, succeeding the ousted warlord Tojo. Oji Ihc Far Knsl fighlhig fronts a .Chinese communique says that Japanese reinforcements, headed for the Plngfcii garrison, were routed by Chinese troops. Tim Chinese nrc continuing their iissaull on the Harrison and Isolated sections of the Jap relief column. Ami In North Burma Chfndil troops bagged their largest number of prisoners while righting for Myllkylna. Meanwhile Tokyo hns reported Unit five Aincrlcnii planes ntlnckcd for tlic first lime, Madura Island olf the east coasl of Java. And another Japanese news agency report says that American liincl- bascrt bombers have struck nl the Bonln Islands, which lie G50 sniilli of Tokyo. miles Rainfall Today .17 Of An Inch; More Expected The first sizeable rain recorded In lilytliovllle, In more than a month Fell this morning, bringing welcome relief from a prolonged drouth nnd heal wave which had local residents "hanging on the ropes" and most crops anj vegetable gardens lu n somewhat simitar state. Clouds filled the skies early today Blast Injures 12 Nazi Leaders Af Headquarters Berlin Says Hitler Suffers Concussion ",.'. From Explosives LONDON, July 20 (U.P.) Adolf Hitler hns been Injured In nn attempted assassination. ))NIi. the official Germany news nitcncy, announces that Hitler suffered a "light brain concussion"' and was slightly blirnorf and bruised. According to the Nazi news agency, the attempt on Hitler's life was made with explosives. '" Twelve high-ranking German rmuy and navy officers were Injured In the blast which the dispatch Indlcnlos occurred at Hitler's headquarters, one of the most closely KU<mlc<l places In tlic world. Among those hurl was General Alfred Jodl, chief ol Hitler's personal slnff. Four officials arc listed ns seriously hurl, They ,' 1VC u cll . tenant General Sclumindt, n colonel uramlt, Uciileliaut colonel nnrgman, anil Borghan's aide, a man named Merger. Leaders Sllslilly Hurl Eight officials are listed by DNB us receiving only minor Injuries. All arc lop ranking leaders, either Roller-ills or admirals. Besides Jodl, they an; the air chief of staff, Major General Gunlher Korlcn; tlie Ua.«>n officer between Hitler and tliu air marsllnl's office, Geii- cral Karl Bodcnscbat/,, three other general, Biihlkc, Itcuslnger and, Scherff; nnd .two admirals, Voi.v Pidtkiinierand Voss. '•-..-. • " , .89 .(ur js"l»M(p i own,. this. Is-the-., first' attempt- On- Hitler's- lifc-'thal came near enough to Injure him. On Nov. 8, 1030,-,a bomb exploded Iti n Mimic!) beer hull 15 minutes after Hitler appeared at a Nazi pnrly meeting there. : ••;' This latest assassination attempt also was made by a bomb. And tho explosion came very ncnr Mussolini as Italian tailing — „ ^ ,„ (he explosion. DNB says that as soon us Ihe place was cleared of debris. Hitler "resumed his work" nnd received Mussolini "as inlend- Of course, Hitler's injuries may be much marc serious tlian tlie broadcast to the wild by DNB indicated. Tlie careful statement that he went right back to work tuny have been a cover-up. Communications Closed Certainly", all signs Indicate thai something big Is going on Inside the air-light Reich. Telephone communications were Interrupted for 14 hours between Germany and the neutral nations yesterday and today, The Stockholm correspondent of a London paper siij- *•.'. . ^ivjMkio UJI^H me sKic.s cany recently polled voters on ""'I at mid-morning n brisk ruin •started falling, continuing for some 10 minut ltallon llicir presidential ciiolce and discovered that a little over 4!) per - •••....uu,. i, K iiitciimniiun cent of those questioned favored measured .17 of an Inch. This nf- thc president's re-clccllon. Only tenioon another light shower starl- 42 percent were for Uewoj. "•' "' " -•-•--•- •--• 'Ihe magnKlne also reveals that Uvo-thlrds of the voters polled believe that Mr. Roosevelt will win regardless «f their personal choice. Lloyd Godlcy Addresses Rotary Members Today well ns Hitler. T)ie fallen dictator wns on Hitler's list nl obonl the time of jests done that this may have been lo prevent news of nn up- Llfiytl Godlcy of Osceola dressed members ot the local ad- Chicago Rye open high low close July . 109% 11011 109 109% 110 sept.. no-); 112 iooy, iCDTt no}; lary Club at their luncheon meeting today at Hotel Noble, when a number of guests also were prcs- tnl. Guests at the meeting included A. C. Owens or Lost Cane, the Kcv. R. E. L. Ilcardcn of Lcach- ville, Clyde Hensoti .of. Forrest City, Ben Butler and Dr. George Cone, bodi of Osccola, nnd Mr. uuuu tu prevent news 01 nn up- icava! Inside the Heich from leak-' IR out. Says the correspondent—' "Fantastic reports arc ctrculat- ug in Sweden that Hitler Is pursing army and civilian personnel or nakllig new efforts to bolster the satellites." Uclchinarshal Hermann Goering, whom Hitler has designated as his iclr id Nazi leadership, wns not - --n-i~ -..~.,~. ..L»..,- present when the explosion occur- at 2 o clock and overcast skies red. He walked In just afterwards ccl ^ promised (o give fortli more "ot° the badly needed moisture. , „. „, possiomiy. Yesterdays high temperature of u, at a bomb may have been drop 81 degrees was not expected to be—-' ' -- .,,,_,. _ *: reached toda v because of the showers which cooled Ihc air and put smiles on the faces of those who have been watching for rain these many days. New Roosevelt-Churchill Meeting Called Imminent LONDON, July 20 (UP)—British editors continue (o speculate on iinothcr Roosevelt-Churchill conference which they say Is Imminent, The London Dally Mall says It lias received reports from many different sources that tlie President -on the eve of his rcnomlnatlon •is about to visit Europe. Planes Collide, Damage Buildings-3 Killed JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 20. <UP»—At least three persons, two Army filers and a civilian, were killed today when two fighter pluncs swept down an alley In a residential section of Jacksonville after a 'collision In the air, damaging a score ot buildings. The pilots of both planes were killed. Witnesses say thjtr bodies were horribly mangled. M. E. Mc- Ohec, 35, manager of a shoe store, was killed in his second-story apartment when a piece ot airplane motor burst through the brick wall and struck him. Richard Lorberg, 12, was hospitalized with undetermined Injuries and another person, unidentified by attaches, was admitted to a hospital. At least 12 others suftercd superficial wounds from flying debris, Two small homes wsrc completely burned In the explosion which followed the crash of one of the planes Into a garage. Ten gtragcs lining tlie alley behind n street of npart- mcnls and duplexes wt-rc destroyed. Fifteen automobile.? were damaged, some beyond repair. Mustangs, collided above the Riverside section and entered the alley from the first sign of destruction. Six apartment buildings, most with iJtcpmg porches facing the alley, were damaged as were a number of homes. Tlie accident occurred shortly lie- fore 7 a.m. (CWT), presumably after most of those who sleep on the porches left their beds. The chimney of one building was knocked across Post street and fell on the roof of an automobile parked Tlic airplanes, said to bo P-51 a score of yards away, Could Have Been Dropped * Of course, there is this possibility, 'iat a bomb may have been dropped from an Allied plane. Only recently, British and American airmen have, pin-pointed German headquarters in Holland and France. However, from all indications, the explosion was caused by a bomb which probably was left inside the room in which Hitler and his commanders were conferring. Possibly left by some one disgruntled with the Nazi regime, CertainSy, there has been cause for dissatisfaction. Allied psycholeg : . icnl warfare experts are surprised that the attempt didn't come earlier. ' All the elements were there. Hitler has fired the old and trusted field marshal Von Rundstcdt as commander in the west. He lias sacrificed • thousands of men to hold untenable positions in Rusia. He failed to write off the Bailie States which now imperil the defense of Germany iteelf. Then there is (mother possibility. Tl\e Nasls, early in their regime, are satd to have set the Reichstag afire so they could blame it on the Communists. ScorieJ.Nazl, possibly cotd-eyed Heinrich Himmler, may have concocted this explosion as a. plot so the blame" could be heaved onto the shoulders of anli- Nnzi generals .who now recognize that the war Is lost. This would give Himmjcr an :xcellent excuse for shooting them.

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