The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 22, 1943 · Page 1
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NRWRtunirD <•,» unnnf-tn-i c.t. .«.,...„ ™ * ™ ™ f*^ VOLUMK XL— NfO. 57. Hlythevllle Dally News Blyllicvllle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader ."Delegates Searched NORTHEA ST AHKAN6A3 AND SOUTHEAST MIS6OOHI Um-HKVlU,K, ARKAN'SA^S.Jj/VrUKDAY. MAY 22, I'M •SS^'SE ^p.SL P *, e m^Zm'-sllow' 1 ^ 1 -" 0 ^-' 1 ' <"° ^'"ternntloonal Food Con- Ulc type passes for entrance any time. ,K,L-.« ,n^ Bct '"' Prcss -'""nblc lo gel 'NBA Telcphoto.) ; Y '-•.'.'; Today's War Commentary Storm Signals Jndicale Mcdilcrraiicaj) Action By THOMAS J. DONOIflie Stbrm sigimla ai'c up b>cr Ihc'iMctlilcn'iiiiciMi. All sijrns indicate, that Allied forces'are ;il)oul to embsii'k JILTOSK lh;il sea which hits been the pnthwny of empire from lime im- meihoriai. There is every reason lo believe that in the very near future, our troops will undertake a missive invasion 'of the /•Mediterranean islands which guard the approaches-to the southern Axis front. ..?.•: . The , objectives would be. many- • Ipld: Frist and foremost, : to knock Italy "out of the' war; second, to clear . the central .Mediterranean completely for the'shipment'of'su'p"- plies lb"the Near, arid Tar' East'; Xthird,- tp expose .all of Southern Europe to direct lissauii- 'fourth lo -'' .thre:<X to .' i ? n apa 1 ;.' i>i'3inpt ; . and . Dardanelles /or supply shiments to Russia; and fiftli, to ' wreck the Axis air defense of Southern Europe. The movement across the Mediterranean already is under way, quietly and unpretentiously. French naval forces, without fanfare, occupied La Gnlitc Island, 25 miles northwest, of Bizerte at the- entrance to the Sicilian narrows, on May is. other tiny islands. off the •Tunisian coast have been similarly occupied. tons apparent withdrawal Maj. Reybold To Inspect Flood Areas II'lTLli UOCK, May 'fi. CUI>) Maj. Gen. Eujjene Ileyuold, chief or Ihe United Slates Engineer.*, is (lying- from Wn.shlnglon to make i! pcisonal inspccllon ; of Hood diiuwye. The 13isa.sler Relief of the Amciican Red Cross Is making plans-to feed over 9.000 persons in the flood area. Red Cross oilicials .say approximately M20 families are expected to need nsslstancc in relmbililatlpn. Eighly-six more . soldiers have been sent-lo Fort, Smith in an attempt to save the temporary water supply line la it!..on in pontoon Gen. Omar M. Bradley was reveal- | Ijildgc on. the- Fo.rt Smith side of ed as rations successor. The Wa. Departnicnl has maintained a close- lipped silence .on ,.1'aUous jvhcrc- aljputs despite ' rill -WaJ'jiiiiy ton in. ; • ' . slrr.nijth !\11 the way. across' the iiortliern.-rlm of, 'Africa is for- quiries. midable. Army is strung from Alaeria lo '1'u- nisia an dthe Second Corps, which the. Van. Burun. bridge. ..Tlie. .water • department'• reports tlmt the city .is-'gelling 8,500,000 .gallons 61 -w.-)te'r\a. day, Avhile normal ccnsuuiptlon.'df ,.thc city nnd .nca:uy< CainpJ.clmnteB..Ls. .7.000,000. The Ijiltle Rock Weather Bin, Ihe United States Fifth 1 has -predicted n, crest 'of -10 lo " """" """'- - feet at Fort' Smith :stmdil.v. Prime Minister Churchill says is the equivalent in size to an army, wa,s coi'.cenlrated at inst repoils in Northeastern Tunisia. The British First ami probably units of the Eighth Army also are in Tunisia. While the British Ninth and Tenth across the Armies Middle arc deployed •II Additional troops will move into the Fourehc Island area east of Little Hock to comtat rising flood waters expected next weei; White River is continuing lo rise with Black River wnlcrs adding lo it.s Uream. The ; bureau lias predicted a 33-foot mark at Batesville today and 11 Sa-fdat crest at New- French and Polish forces also arc East. Large port tomorrow. The savage Allied air bombard- l in No| th Africa. And strong Bril"-' -'—•• - ish nulls- are said to have completed mlcnsivc invasion mancu- vcrs on the island of Cyprus, near the Italian Dodecanese Islands and German-held Crete. All these powerful forces are in a posilion of readiness. The signal for them to move may be given at any moment. ment of Sicily and Sardinia is the usual prelude to a sea and land assault, H would be well lo lake note of Hie intense American-British concentration on Axis airdromes and the appalling destruction of enemy planes on the around. At the present rale, enemy airpower on Sicily and Sardinia soon will be so reduced that an early sea and air-borne assault will be possible. The ponderous Allied offensive against Northern and Western Europe, nlso seems to have more than long-range strategic si»nifi- cancc. It is entirely possible that Alnci ' ToU!lct ° Allied bombardment squadrons in An; i co »da Copper .that theater are seeking to lure Bcth slccl enemy airpower away from the i chr >' sl er Mediterranean area long enough to ixrmit our shock- troops to move into the Mediterranean islands New York Stocks AT T The sudden gasoline shortage on Ihc EasUrn Seaboard of the United States and the official warnings lhal Ihe situation will lighten still further arc important. In any big military campaign, the initial gasoline and oil demands arc enormous so it would be well during the nest few weeks not to complain about the drastic restrictions on pleasure driving. In support of the theory that action in the Mediterranean is imminent, it, will be recalled that for several weeks tlie worried Axis has reported vast • Allied ship movements through that sea. Many assault boats and landing barges were noted by Ihe enemy moving casl- ward under powerful escort of bal- lleships, aircraft carriers, cruisers and destroyers. Now, it's reported by the enemy, a 'strong British balllcfcct has arrived'at Gibraltar. In tills connection, German submarine comniMiriers are complaln- '"g that there are few If any targets left at which to shoot in the Atlantic. The inference is that the majority of Allied ships are mass- ms somewhere' for a' offensive. Once before the U-boats had the same complaint—that was before Hie big Allied descent upon the beaches of French North Africa last November. The whereabouts of Great Brl- A P°; ver(u1 Imperial Eighth Army is the subject of much spec- Tr Th l, Fi8llting 8th « s not ^ f e S. dcl , 1( ; e durine lhc fina! IV ti , T " nl ' Sla aild il ls P^- slble that many of its units were transferred to sonic oilier undisclosed sector. Likewise, Ihe whereabouts of Gen. George s. Palton also is a mystery. Patlon, the hard-bitten cninmp.ndcr of the American Second Corps until April 16, suddenly dropped out it the communiques (luring Ihe final phase of the battle. About three weeks after Pat- Coca Cola Gen' Eleclric Gen Motors '.. Montgomery Ward N Y Central Hit Harvester North Am Aviation Kcpublic Steel Radio fvocony Vacuum Sludebaker Standard of N J .. Texas Corp Packard U S Steel '.'.'... 153 1-8 SG 3-8 28 7-8 03 5-8 75 1-2 101 1-2 37 5-8 52 5-8 •12 18 7-8 lia 3-4 12 7-8 18 11 1-2 13 '11 3-1 5S 1-4 Trains Suspended liecause of Flood Service between Memphis and st Louis on the Frisco railroad has been impaired due lo flood con- Uitions in lhc vicinity of St. Gene- vicvc, Mo., north of Cap Glrar- denu. TWO of tlic four trains in service between the two cities linve been discontinued, the "midnight train to St. Louis which ordinarily leaves here al 12:50 and Ihe early morning train lo Memphis around Service i Girardean cm the goes north from lo Cape passenger that Dlythevillc at 0:U a. in. and returns at 3:53 p. m. on ttic trip lo Memphis. Passengers arc transferred by bus 'at Cape Girardcau. Freight from Memphis (o St. Louis is being moved by alternate route by way of Springfield. Mo., which requires about 12 hours additional running time, Frisco officials in Memphis announced yesterday. 495-s Methodist Minister Dies A t Mcltac, A rk. 4 5-8 55 1-8 iTo Take Throne?. Likely successor to King Victor Emmanuel if he quits Italy's' - is his son, Crown Prince above. Funeral services were held yes- Icrd.iy afternoon in McRac, Ark., for the Rev. Richard Henry Campbell. 53, Methodisl minister of lhal city who died at his home Thursday of a heart attack. Tli; Rev. Mr. Campbell was a former resident of Blythevllle, leaving here 10 years 'ago to assume the pastorate of Die Methodist Church at McRac. Surviving him arc his wife, Mrs. Georgia Campbell, McRae, two brothers. Gus Canipbell of Pangburn, Ark., and Willie Campbell of Litile Hock, a half-brother, j. H. Moore cf Phoenix. Ariz., and two sisters Mrs. Lee Moore of Blythevllle and Mrs. Mamie Calif. Randall of Fresno, Members of the family from Biy- thevillc attending the funeral services were Mrs. Moore, Mr. and Tvlrs Alfred Moore and Mr. and Mrs Andrew Conlcy. •;. New York Cotton open high low close Mar. May July Oct. Dec. July Sep. 1939 1929 2003 1975 1961 1948 1937 2010 1982 1969 1939 1949 1929 1935 2003 2009 1975 1982 1960 1968 1937 1326 2000 1973 1959 Chicago Rye open high low close prcl 88?i 90H 88?; 90-K 88->i . DO'/, 02 CO 92'/, 8014 More Tlwn 100,000 Homeless; Crop Damage Estimated At 40 Million By United l'r«:s One of Ihe worst floods In tho nation's history continues uniilml- cd In Ihe More than 100,000 persons are homeless and the count is iiicreas. ing. Government, officials place crop dnuingc al more than 40 million dollars, estimation llml Illinois alone will have to replant half A million acres of grulii. .' Ten thousn.d troops are biUtllng the surging currents together wllh Ilioii.sniKls of civlllnus in n s;lx- stnte area from Illinois to Arkansas. Disaster follows everywhere : in the flood's wake. Whole towns hifyf been evneunlcd before bmslijii; levees nnd broken .seawalls. ••• The death loll mounted to 11 yesterday, when an Indiana iiirmor drowned In his field. Hcgional food administrator B O. Pollock has ordered government food rushed lo Indiana nnd Illinois lo feed flood refugee.;. Hearing .waters of Ihe lower Missouri arc driving back troops 1 in Ihc worst recorded flood In thai area since 1844. I'lood waters arc within a few inches of the Missouri Pacific railroad between Jefferson Oily and SI. Louis. Hut trains were still moving slowly over the track yesterday. Below St. Louis 2000 Scot Held .soldiers are strugtillns lo .slein overflows between Dupo and Hnrri- minrtllo, 111. At Bcardstown, ill., ihe city council voted lo remove the town's 6500 Inhabitants lo tlic cnpllal at Springfield. In Knnsas, the Arkansas Iliver Is falling, but It still Is rising at Muskogec, Okla. A down towns have been evacuated between Muskogee and Fort Smith, okln. Location Near Dogwood 'School Announced; Work To Begin Soon Establishment of, the new, Dogwood nidge Cemetery on the. East side of Highway 61 just south of the Dogwood Ridge School has beciY announced today by officials of Cobb Funeral Home. . Tills attractive site will be made one of Mississippi County's 'most beautiful ccmcleries, according to plans under consideration. It has beer, selected after deliberation and research'In nn effort to find Ihe most, desirable site possible, giving consideration to soil texture location and landscaping possibilities, it was pointed out by lhc sponsors. Tlic cemetery will be formally opened as soon as necessary preparation of the grounds can lie made. F . I). It. Looks For Reply From Stalin MOSCOW. May I'l. (UI')_president Roosevelt i;,in expect an early answer lo his letter lo Premier Stalin Former Ambas-'ador to Russia says the Soviet leader promised him a reply "within a few days." The President's personal envoy to Moscow lold correspondent* lhal he is not in Russia "lo negotiate liny question." However, he said he probably will meet again with Stalin—presumably for a further discussion on the exchange of letters." ,SINGLK-.COI'1KS FIVE CENTS Allies Hail Move As Soviet Gesture Toward Belter Relations ll.v llnltril Cress liussla hits removed one of Hip Mumljllns blocks luimpr'rlng bel- lei relations helwecn Iho Hnvli'l Uiiluii and |h« ill her United Nn- licuis. The Communist lulenmlloimlr— long has advocated world revolution— ImS • Ijfen dlrsolml. Tills Midden aellou Is embodied ill a resolution adopted by (he Comintern executive' committee. Thus, Communist pnity orKiiniwi- llnns in nations oul^Ide llnssln hiivo liem inn lulrltl from the direction mill (iiilciiuice of Moscow. However, Ihe nctlttn dopsn'l necessarily mean those iirKanlxntlom will break up. Allied .sources In London hall Hie move as u nmlnr Knvlct. solidarity of the It di'llnllely pnvi'.s Im-p toward Iho United Nations. . the way for n better mxterttandln;; between HusMn , nnd her allies. Tulles May Fullnn' ' In fuel, these sonnies think 11 may even pave the way for c.on- fereiices between President House- veil. Prime Minister Churchill nnd Premier Shilin. H Isn't known whether there wns. any connection between Russian iiclion and th« President's pmminl letter which hns just been delivered In Slnlln. The action very definitely does this—It takes Ihe wind out. of propaganda Minister Ooebbels' arguments, lie has been tryhu: to make Europeans believe I hat Russia Is uoiiuj lo liobbli! them up Just us soon a,s Ihc war is over. Hcspont.iblc American riiniflni-s loiii; have regarded existence of the Third Inlernaltoniile—with Us purpose of promoting proletarian revolutions In nil Iniids—as Ihe bluest stumbling block to heller relnllons willi Russia. The Germans, of course, nre Kiiccring. A Berlin bronrlcasl .sny.-, lhc .move constltule.s "» ulumUle bhill of Allied wire pullers." And u diplomatic ' corrcspcmclcnl nf tin. Gcirnnn news n^ency DN!i. call 1 the. move "a lurgc saale propnBnn- dn maneuver." . , ' x May AfTcd Axis As n mutter of fuel, the ^Nmsls may have reason lo fear the move because of its clfccl on Ihe Axh cctup. Some observers in London for Instance, Ihink Ihtt disbanding of the Communist intcrnalloniilL nilKht wreck the Axis iinll-C'ouiln- tern puct. And thus, Italy, one of tlic signers of the puct, would hnvc nn out. to withdraw from lhc wm —particularly .since llnly entered tlic (var on; Hie very basis of flsht- iiiK the Comintern. Washington experts expect most Americans to reserve their Judgment for a while, at least. First they waul lo mnke sure lhc American Communist party shows tlmt It will support Ihe Untied Sltitcf government ralher thnn looking lo Moscow for guidance., On lhc haltlcfronls. Jrotit patches sny the Red Army hns attacked southeast of Kharkov to widen a iM'Iduchcad near I.isi- chansk. Meanwhile, the army newspaper Red Star reports lhal 'mass Na/,i nlr attacks to soften Soviet defenses have started. And il warns that Husjila miisl be prepared to Airmen In Mediterrane Bag 99 More Axis Planef Lost Jap Barges Filled With Troops Smashed On New 'Guinea Shores Cicncnil llllVB MMlt «)• Illllteil 1'IC.SH MiitAilliur's Ixnnhcr.s ninny more, Japanese soldiers to Join Admiral Ynma- molo who \vus killed In Ihe Piicillc. Yesterday Allied plniies Kiinrcd n number ol barges filled wllh li'oniM mid supplies (lyliig (o limit on I lie norlhca.slem shore ol New Guinea. Kllllil ot Ihe erufi were' blasted out of Iho water by (ho iilerl airmen. It's Just .one more, example of Ihi' rta,c vyiilch the Allied nerlnl forces are. keeping mi .fnpnnese They nre making II difficult for the enemy to orcements throii«h .supplies mid retnd lliii blockade. Forty, son-n wllh Al'llcd fluhlcr.s mm New diii- nen mid K of them were lilt. Eleven were .shot down, ::cven seriously illsubled miit four more wcro hit. In the I'liRiujcmcnl lhc Allied Air re.ree hail olio plane shot down, l.hrec missing and four tliuimgwl. A report from Home, radio Miy.s lhal Ihe Hrlilsh Imve ordered cvuc- uation of HID, ol uldliiiumm. Iho Bin inn Irontlcr. , • border city tew mllra f mm .,'I'lie enemy claim is umiibslun- llnleil In HrllHh home circles. they hi well Informed Himre.s sny do not believe Ihc Italian reports, Tim Iirltlsh forces lu linrmu recently withdrew up ihe Mayu pcn- Insuln In the trice of strong Jnp- mio.'ii) eoimlcr-nlliick.s HKiilnsl |he. British driye toward Akynlj. An American Air Force commun- Uitio has repmlal liitenstvu Allied bomblm; iicUon In central llurma^ Lust Tliuvsday American uombcrr drnpped more niiin 100 tons of explosives on iiirgt.h lliroiighout llio region. Up In thii fo(!-.shriHi(ied Alcii- lla'ns, the report Hint Ihe 'oppasliui torces nro Ihrinvlnir ivillllcry nro at eueli other, The Tokyn liroiiilnisl also .snld (hilt Untied landed lank,s. loiecs hnve Washington suys Mint e.wenlliilly Hie buttle of Altu Is over— nil Itiut remains is the [imil mupplnij »|i ol Ihe Jap ti'oo|«i ensnared on 'o Clilohugof peninsula, When Hint insk Is coni|ilolcd It probably won't lung lieloro Yaiilis will .still] nt the nearby Jup- nnesc luisu on the Isltiml of K.\SKH! 10 SONET Arkansas Itriefs Committee Members Meet Yesterday; Office Will Be Closed Here meet even bigger aerial blows Us coiiiiiiunfcatlons. 43 Firms To Close , Mo.. May 21.— Forty-three leading firms of Caruthcrsvillc will Join In half- day closing next Wednesday. May 20, it was announced Thursday. The movement, begun some sever- il weeks ago, was later abandoned on a city - wide closing scale, and started anew in get larger firms to close. .Tnlin Lmic nnd flol> Ceylon conducted the drive, resulting In 4,-i firms signing lo close each Wednesday iiflcrnoon. Orba Northern Killed In Africa Alter Long Career As Doughboy An old doughboy who loved Ihu Army so well he spent a large rarl of his life in nnilorm finally came to the end of Ills trail on ,1 North African battlefield. War Department officials late yesterday notified Mrs. George Brown of Hlylhevlllc, operator of Ihc Komo Hotel, that her brother, Pfc. Orba Northern, 51-year-old Infantryman, had been killed In action on April 20. Private Northern made his home In ni.vthcvillc on the few occasions he was not serving Uncle Sam. He. was a native of Southeast flHssouri mid was reared at Mlcola and Steel e. A few days before he was Milled, Private Northern wrote Mtllon Bunch at Yarbro thnl he had been up to the front two or three times and had "come lack without a scratch." Bui the luck that followed him through batllcs In Prance when be fought the Boehc as a doughboy In '17 and '18 al lasl deserted Ji m. His age would have enabled him to remain at home, but Private Northern was "an old cam- ticrmans .0 da II paiBiicr nnd lie loved a good ll(;lit." The liRhtins was in North Africa and there he wanted lo be, a pack on his back, a ride In his baud. He helped .whip the once and he wanted again. He first went inlo Ihe Army in 1910. before America entered World War 1. He was uinong Ihe firsl to land in France with the forces of "Black Jack" Pcrshing. mid it was 13 months before he came back home. A couple of years he spent out of uniform, but in 1939 when Hitler started marching across Europe, Private Northern iccnli.stcd. He probably figured thcre'd he action siifl lie didn't want lo be left at home, Jie was with n contingent of American troops sent to Ireland, then when the invasion oi Ncrlh Africa started, there lie was. fighting shoulder to .shoulder with boys young enough to be his sons. Details of his death were not revealed by the Wnr Department hi its message lo relatives yesterday. He is survived by his sister, Mrs. Brown, nnd by another ,s;stcr. Mrs. Ontc Burk of Stcelc, Mo. The.inbor slluiltlon In Mississippi County was discussed by members or North Mississippi County Rum' Labor Committee al a meeting at the courthouse here ycsk-rdny, It was 1 announced >,lMa^ : by J: J. Pickren, cxtotislon agent, Tlic cOflj- inltlce Is • composed of II. C. Kna'p- pcnburRcr, Blythevillc, J. n. Liun- bcrl. Vnrlij'o; P. If. Raspberry, Qos- nnll; CJ. 0. L<i'iig.<iton, 'No. Nine; Garrclt Abbntt, Llat Lake; !). F. Darby, Recce;. Felix Hill, Promised Lntid; E, <M. Woodnrd, Dell; Ciniidc Duncan; Half Moon; I. A. Harrison, Forty nnd Eight; w. E. -llagan, Huffmnn; E. M, RcKe.nold, Armorel; Vnuce Dlxon, Doswood; Jim Allen Ilnynes, Clear Lake; Chester Ciild- wcll. New .Liberty; .1. W. Mnloncy, Dlythevillc; A. c. Owens, ijasl Ciinc; Drover. Snyrter, Manila; ..J. Ix;e I3ear<lcii. Lcnchvllle; Jim David, Shady Grove; W. C. Qallyeon, Box Elder; K. N. Kubnnks, Hoynton; K, C. May, I'nwhcen: E. R. Threlkeld, Drown; L. V. Wmklcll, Blnckwatcr;' Frank I. Noc, Ilpcky; B. A. Lynch, Blylhcville; 'I,. Q. Nash, niyllievllle; Rav. James A. DmlioJscr, Blythe- vllle; E. c. Flec'niun, Mrtniln; C. O. Shocklcy. Bryant; Frcxl Flceman. Hlythevllle; mid Philip J. Deer, Bly- lhcville, • Recent nctlon of Scledlve Service, officials In'frcc/ing all farm labor In lhc present, Jobs was discussed and H was pointed out that It Is now necessary for men • who nre employed at the present lo obtain rt lease from their present cmploy-i crs before they can be placed on other jobs. This committee has been appointed lo administer lhc farm labor program which was scl up by Congress to be handled by the food administrator through lhc Exlcn- l.ri'Tl.U UOCK, Mny ;!2 Illl')— A prisoner nf war, Kurl Sclnwii|t«i|tiitiir, bus , cseii|iccl fmm (Jiiiiip Cbiirftu wlinn; he was Interned. _.<;»!. (!. V. .tohiuinn of tbe KlfrhOi Service ('oitttiiiiiifl .says ho K twllnvnl Ui hi: lr.ivrllnj; Hnulhcnsl Inward lint Siirincs or I.ltllc Itoi-k. ,<,'ol. Jiibn-iDii lus dc*«ribcil Ibc lirlsinirr :is a fl-fmil 9-Inch, liK-ycar-nlil (ienuiiu whn -ijitaks little English. Hi: has blur, eyes blnnrt hair, n ruilUy cnmplc.vlim uml wclglis 113 poiuuls.: On lib rlthl arm ihi; n«n hu« »-wnuiVil " .ic»nMiS» _ y h ii«rlni; ' ' kttnkl or^ blue denini. , FAVKTTEVI1.I.K, .' May n' (111 1 ) — I'mscciilln^ AUnrnej Jeff Duty says ii scioml dial fi'r Tmk ltlslio|i, cliar;;ed wllh (be nmriler ol lour mkti al Sjiringdiile, has been « ulccl fur Ji«y ;u, / ItLvlinp wns scnfenccd In life. iiurrisohinMil In the stale penitentiary Wulncsdny fur lhc murder of one (if the. four, Paul I'hlllliK. Allied Bombh ShowQr On Sicily, Satdinia In W|wl- wincl Attacks By United I'rcss '' ( Allied fliers have smiished iirV 1)3 more Axis planes In n furious .scries ot uli uilds In the Mcdlteirntiftin. Wo losl seu'ii planes—iimi In lhc Insl three days of whirlwind' iishl- Inii, Allied fliers In'the'Me'iiltler- raneun have been knocking'foul enemy plnncs at a ratio ot more than yjt lo 1 of our 'owii. filxly-ru'ii of Ihc plines destroyed yeslerdny were bombed -on Hie KL-ouhd In Sicily nnd Sardinia. Forty-one of' ttic planes were Mimshcd at, Sclncwi In'Sicily whci'd Ihn Allied attackers-mot no' oppo- .slUon nt all. 'Iwenly-two wire shni, ilnwn In combul by American heavy bombor.'i from Ihe middle cast during a rnld on Villa Still Colvnn- nl In southern Italy. Syslcmntlo Atluok 'The raid, on 8»n Giovanniwas part ol a systematic- Anglo-Aincrl^ tun pounding of .the port-s on both tildes of the Strull of Messina between llnly mid &lcll> Appnirnlly the AllUs Intend to deslioy llnly a menus of luinfoichiB Slcllj ngnlnsi; li)Vii«IOll KMjglo Uc Calabria, on the llnllun side of the strait nnd Messlnu on the Sicilian side also- wcve. iilincked Bombs wcie bhov,cr- cd on Iho feiiy Mips and nillnay yards nocks nnd shoic bitlutos also were bombed on Hie Italian Island of Pnnlelleiia behicen Sicily and. Tunhln Tlio Italian communique claims tlmt om losses «cic 27 planes Instead of seven. •On the northern air fronts, Bcd'.n wns pounriod by British Mosquito bombers for lhc Ihlnl straight nffihl And It was Ihu 07th raid of the win nn Ihe Kclch cnpllal 'Hit Mosqultos nho attacked railway tai acts at Orleans, laid.; n\lnos. In enemy, ",t.;A strike A < Is 1 'Co >.,„., v British fighter Ijombci's sint Inn dci'luan ships nnd damaged a thud In an attack on convoy In the !• nulls!! channel Ihcj nlso wrecked scvcrnl fitight lialns In France '. The German high cominand siys lodny Hint'the'.damage to Emden nnd VVilhemshnvcn 'In yesterday., daylight raids by 'American flying Fortresses was very great And the Ilerlln radio confirms Ihe success of the whole Alllc'd air drive against U-boat bakes by'-admitting HID sub marine toll of i-' slilpplng is steadily declining.this.month. A aurlcli dispatch ',says 'a conference of lending German figures has been called Tor next week In I Ilerlln lo discuss the critical power and tiiel shortage caused by the imblng of Ihe Ruhr -dnms and c subsequent floods. . . . British War Production "Minister • .Lylllelbn snld lu a speech'!at Alder- cUVinilKCrs Drnirrl Arimi^- • s ''° 1 ' '"''^ thnt llle < SC!I1C ot Ol « •.civvmaKu-i) i/uiieci mimi* comln( , , llll( , u^^inst, lllo Axls has been chosen: And he added, somewhat roRUtebVy,''"'•Tfcrliap.s. It won't tall ,(11 the McdilcrrancML«l nil," In (he midst of the. Allied sion lo Food Conference, Now Tlicy're Sore HOT SPRINGS, Vn., May yi. I UP)—A couple of nngry cunisress- luen say Ihey're going lo demand n congressional Investigation of tlic Allied food conference. liopioicnliiihc.s Ur.'idlcjy «f Mlch- IBIIII and Snitlh nf Ohio arc milted they were denied admission lo executive sessions of the. conference, 'they .sny lhc conference Marvin Jones, .'Ion Service In cnch eoimly. A president, Judge slrccrlng committee (o work with:barred them from executive .^.,Ihe County Agent In handling Ihe slona staling that he based his details ot t)ic program sclcclwJ rulinc o;i pnrll,"uneiiliiry Kites of procedure of the House of lieptc- Jicnlallvcs. 'Die two .say ((ley will demand the- Investigation Monday and Smith adds: Is a .Hitler procedure from lhc above committee, was H. C. Knn|)|>:iibiirgcr. chairman, C. C. Laiigxton, K. jlf. fiegciiold, J. Lee, llcardeii, Chester Caldwcll, and B. C. Flccrnan. A meeting of the sIccriiiR eom- mitlcc was held this morning at, which lime lhc committee mndc ar- raiigcmcnLs to opci) up an olflcc In Illyllicvillc In connection with llic County Agent's office from which an actual survey will be ,, made lo ditcnnlnc lhc-number of ucporlcrs have had IJA«Jl-_r/M1J> J Inlmix..-, i_ ) I.. I . ' »*••" iJMtl, II it t» here hi Ihe mountains, tip f,' of the dcleealo.s- to ih ( . International food conference Smith .adds: "Their activities won't stand (h light of riay." year-round Inborcra. seasonal la- Mfr , lcwl , 1B a,, tl , borers, and housing facilities on Ihe Livestock ST. LOUIS May 22 (UPl-Hog receipts 800, nil salable. Market fully steady wllh Friday and active. Good and choice 180-'250 pounds mostly i M.40; lop 14.40; nroumi 160 pointrls 13.85-13.90. Compared with dost last week, market on 180 pounds up 15 lo 25 cents ilgher; 17S pounds down 16 cents itgher: sows steady to 10 cents ilgher. Gallic receipts 950 head with 100 salable, and calves 25 head, all salable.' Compared with close nsl week: slecrs, cows, heifers and bulls steady. Vcnlcrs 25 cents lower. Replacement steers strong. 'Pop or the week: 128G pound choice >lccra 16.50; 1022 pound choice •Oiirlings 16.35; 869 pound choice icifcrs 16.35; 784 pound choice yearlings 16.35; 8fiO ' pound choice ictfcrs 16.25; 784 pound choice nixed yearlings 10.00; cows and sausage bulls 13.75; 618 pound re- ilaccmrnt sierra 15.60; vcalers 5.75. and Bradley. who bring their news lo correspondents headijiMriers, Smith criticizes seme members ot the American delegation, slatitip: "There arc some people there I consider not very favorable to Ihe wind, Ihe Axis leaders arc holi onto their hals and putting uii« bold front, " •' . « Ilillcr and iMussollnl exchanged"" congratulatory telegrams to mark (he fourth anniversary of the Axis pad. And cnch solemnly predicted that the Axis will win the war. Attu Japs Now Split By Yanks WASHINGTON. May 'a (U.I'.) — The Navy Department announces lhal the trapped Japanese garrison en Altu Island has been split inlo three groups. The enemy is being harn&scd by low-flying American fighter planes. The bailie now Ls In Its final phase. Attu village at the head ot Chiehngof 'Harbor has been virtually willed off ths map by bombing nnd strafing planes. Only thel church and one oilier building have been left standing. Bui the Japanese were still show- injj plenty of fight. On Thursday government of night, one cmmy unit, successed in ' ccnslltutloiml Washington, JeflcTson nnd Hamilton." When a newsman asked how about Lincoln,, Smith added: "Vcjih. put him (n." New Orleans Cotton Mar. . May . July . Oct. . Dec. . low close "" 1977 1065 1945b 1953 2033 2038 2029 2000 198$ Chicago Wheat open high low close urcl. July . 143V. 144M 143 144Vi 143H Sep. . 143',', 14.% 143!!, 144'A 143% penetrating our lines. It was an-: nlhllatcd. The same niglit, a strong enemy jiositlon on a ridge in the Earaiin-Massacre Bay area was crushed—"neutralized", the . Navy nn'.d. . ' ' ' The American drive lo finish off Ihe Japs was slcpped up sharply on Friday when our forces attacked , the enemy position to the eastward of Chlchngot Valley. At the same,' time. Lightning fighters supported cur ground troops by machine-gun-' niiig andi bombing enemy, positions ' from low allHude. . ! l"j An e'icmy fuel depot was set ablaze and other fifes started. • The same day, the Navy 4 sa!d, Army Liberator heavy bombers car T iled oul aii attack on KUka.'-main Jnpnncsc base In the Aleutfansi'bfK ban svcather prevented observation of results, '

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