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BLYTHEVILLE VOLUME XI,—NO. 08. Blythevllle Daily News Blytheville Courier THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTTO^fiT AUKAJiBAa AND SQUTIIKA8T MIBBOUIU Blj thevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Lraittr HI.YTHKVH.I.B, AKKANSAS, MONDAY, MAY 21, •Today's War Commentary Italian Fleet Still Strong and Must Be Destroyed By THOMAS J. UONOHUE of United PI<M There is only oiin more job to do before 11,-ilv is knocked out of the war. Her fleet must be destroyed. It is cjuilo possible that this task will be undertaken in the very near future. . Italy has been nurturing her fleet for a \O\\K time. She lias carefully avoided open battle with the British (loot, with which Admiral Cunningham has been .sailing around the Mediterranean virtually unopposed. Now however the undertaking for which Italy's battle squadrons have been preserved is almost at hand. The hour is near when the Allies move against Italy's Mediterranean islands and eventually against Italy herself. It Is believed iiuw llial one ten- • son no attempt was marie by ,thc " Axis to evacuate Us doomed Tunisian army was Mussolini's refusal t(i risk Ills fleet In a suicidal mission, Mussolini realised Ihal before very much longer be would need that fleet to defend his own homeland ami Hint tills would be his last act In the war lie thought almost over la June of 1940. If and when the Italian flotilla FLOIIH. THNPE steams out of its closely Guarded harbors for a showdown with tiie British licet, the battle should be an epic. It would Ire foolish to assume from the Italian navy's ixior showing so far that it would not give the UriLlsh a real battle. Faster Than British Italy's warships are on Hie whole faster than the British find they pack a heavy punch. Their biggest weakness lies in their vulnerable nrmor for Italy sacrificed protective armor in the interest of speed when she built her fleet. It is no reflection on the' individual Italian sailor that Italy's naval policy called for bit and run operations—mostly run—in the fleet's engagements with the British. If ordered a knockdown. drag-out battle with an Invading armada the Italians probably could do some damage before going down. One tiling is certain: The Italians will need formidable air pro- v lection to send their ilcct into the '"- disputed Sicilian narrows or the : Tyrrhenian Sea where, the main action of any naval engagement is likely lo be fought. The Allies realize this and that explains .the present heavy Allied concentration of .'bombs.' on the Sicilian and Sardinian ' airfields. The Italian fleet before the' Wr ; - was-forniiritaWe. ,-Itv.had four battleships built and two builciin» 21 cruisers, 61 destroyers, "104 submarines and innumerable smaller craft such as torpedo boats and auxiliaries. Since, then Hie Italians themselves have admitted the loss of IB destroyers, 1 36 submarines, eight cruisers, IB torpedo boats and 13 auxiliaries. Losses Hclicvcd High .Actual Italian lasses probably arc much higher and at least two of Italy's battleships arc believed completely out of commission. Three of her 'dreadnanglits were hit at Taranto in November 1940 «nd a fourth in the eastern Medi- crranraii in March, 1942. Two of these probably have been repaired and are ready for action n«ain giving Italy an estimated four capital ships. _ British naval strength in the Medi errniiMii. of course, is not definitely known. But within the past few weeks, the Germans claim to have seen at least five great British battleships in the Mcdi- M r Z lea V!' c Rodncy ' iic »° w ». Malaya Nelson and ( j, c niightv Kmg George. V. They also have reported the presence of the aircraft carriers Argus, Formidable Furious and Illustrious, inn.uner-' able cruisers and destroyers Masonic Services Planned For Insurance Man Who Died Yesterday Last rites will be held here tomorrow for Floyd Henry Tharpe, well-known Blythevllle insurance man who was fatally stricken while on a trip (o Tcxarknnn, Texas., yesterday morning. Death came to Mr. Tharpe in his hotel room shortly after he had placed a long distance telephone call to his family. He was 45. Just a week ago he had completed his work for the 32nd Masonic degree and fellow members of this order will conduct Masonic services, niie funeral will be held from First Baptist Church here tomorrow af- tcrnoon at 4 o'clock with the Rev. O. J. Clinstnin. pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will be made at Elmwood Cemetery. Born at Marvcll, Ark., he had made his home in Blythevillc foi the past. 11 years, during which time lie whs in Hie insurance business. For tho past 10 years he had represented (he Mutual Bcnefi Life Insurance Company. He hat been la i|l health for some time preceding his death. The body was returned here from Tejfarkaua (life afternoon. Active' pallbearers will '.be Ceci Wrotcn, Holland;-Alkcns, U i E Baker, Paul'Pryof. Dr.-Gesn -Atkinson, Horace Walpote, Sam Ftorman and R..E. Blaylock. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Agnes Tharpe, and one daughter, Mis; Beverly Jeanne Tharpe, boll ' ' Blytheville; •-'- ----- Mew Crest To Boost Crop Loss TOUT SMITH, Ark., MHJ' 24 (Ul>) ied Cross Regional Relief IMrec- or Nommn Umlec has* estimated hat the second^ Arkansas River lood crrsl will rnlsc ci'oi> dauui«c it Iciisl 530,000. Durfec says the total estimate or (lie stale Ls pretty conservative ii Ills estimation because the dain- ige between Fort Smith and Musk- >gce, Okla, Is around ten million lollnrs. ' Ahead of the crest lie vast lakes of jelled mii<l, and devastated ii'lds wtiicli two weeks ago were recn with new crops. The crest las left behind thousands home- ess, cities Isolated mid roads washed out. Fort Smith, a city of 40,000. is reduced . to a five union water ration since pipelines serving the city were swept invay, Roads all over the river course irca are closed or - threatened by ligh waler, and no railroads arc icing operated, into Fort Smith, although service Is maintained up to lullying . towns. : War cmergnecy pipeline engineers at Little nock—no miles downstream—arc preparing for swift :omplction ol n five mile detour of the big 'transcontinental 24- -iich oil pillule wlilch sprang a leak in the river last week at the nclghl of the first record breaking flood crest. Repair mntciTfils are being rusli- ed lo the by-pass to put the big inch hack Into operation In the shortest possible time. The .line is a vital link In the system of pljx;- linc and rail transportation ol oil to the East Coast. ; ' ' • The Germans mother, Mrs Robert Tharpe of Newport; three brothers, Benjamin Tharpe of Newport, Newton Tharpe of Fort Wortli Texas, and George Tharpc of 'Hollj Grove, Ark., and one sister, Mrs George W. Smith of Blytheville. Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis is in charge. J"g vast numbers of h ant" Ninety-One Injured When Crack Pennsylvania Train Is Derailed DELAIR. N. J., May 34. (UIM— The' derailment ol a crack Pennsylvania Pullman train bus taken a heavy toll of (lend ami injured Railroad officials say 14 bodici ; Ilavc bcc " removed from the wreck " 'V 5 " ccn '*''<"- Use of the train which left U ™ ' r ~ *-»*itvt to uiio the Mcfli- crranean theater, leading lol e belief that a great; Allied over- walcr move is imminent British Ifnirt !••„' Even on the basis of German reports. British .naval strcng,,, l" 1)! "'- 1 l ""* 5 '» Ncw ' while cnroutc superior to U ,e n, Ihc Mediterranean. And the battle for air mastery over the Mediterranean is on right now. When that 15 n lamed-and the pruspccls look good for us right now-tbe Allies nre expected to move into Sicily and Sardinia, as well as rantcl- ena and other smaller Italian slanrts. The Italian heel Ihcii will have no other choice but lo fighl The fleet Is Italy's last weapon' It is all she lias left. When it Goes, Ilaly will be prostrate before the Allies. Mussolini must be reflecting ruefully on that day almost Ihrcc years ago when he took an hysterical Ilaly into war will) Eng- lang and France with the words- We want to break the territorial and military chains lhal con- jme tis in our sea. because a cotm- f!L 0 !f ^ mm solll s is not truly the ocean." " Ot free Mccss to ° ', h ,° (ioc ' n that ls 'lescend- Mussol(ll l »»rt all Italy Ls up out O f the tea which Mussolini used to call his own The bf, .°f f °M IU )' y ls noi * n L « W SS(asc ll ls ' llar < ° olhcr than one ultimate result New Orleans Cotton open high low close pr.d Men. . 1383 1990 1083 '1988 1977 May . 1972 1977 1970, 1D7S 13S4 July . 2039 2048 2039 ' 2046 2038 Oct. . 2014 2020 2015 2010 2011 Dec. . 2002 2010 2002 2008 1999 from Atlantic Cily to New York. Earltcr, New Jersey police reported more than IB persons were killed in the accident. Ninety-one other passengers wci injured.. However, all bill M hav_ bees released from hospitals aflcr belli? Ircalcd for cuts and bruises Authorities have launched a three-way investigation into the cause ol the accident. Unofficial! It is believed thai a faulty switci may have been responsible. The fast. Iraln was spcedin 0 along lhc quiet New Jersey countryside, carrying more than 1200 passengers, when ll suddenly roared off lhc tracks on a Uirn towan Trenton. The dead and most of Ihe In jurcd were in the first four coach es which careened as much a: ICO feel from the rlglu of way. Ambulances, fire companies. |» lice nnd railroad workers hiiirlM to the scene from all ncarbj communities. They found ih c locomotive b,.. led in Ihe ground and the train', coaches piled up behind it, Many of the passengers were trapped In Ihelr seats and rescuers were forced to Use acetylene tor- chcs to reach them. The firsl three bodies idcnliflc; were those of Fireman H. N Becker, Conductor C. F. Bohr am Christian p. Horn of Treiilon, N J., a passenger. New York Cotton open high low close pr.cl Mch. . 1050 1063 1047 1957 1943 Affly . 1938 194T 1038 1940 1935 July . 2011 2019 2010 2017 2009 Ocl. . 1985 1991 1983 1988 1982 c. . 1972 1079 1071 1975 19G8 SINGLK COPIES FIVE CENTS ON DORTMUND Heavy Damage Reported -SouthOf;St..Louis; War Plants Threatened By United Tress The levees arc breaking at many points on the great flood control .system of the 1 Mississippi river and Its. tributaries.. . • However, .the loss of lire is small because nearly 'all communities were a'detiuatejy prepared for the emergency.- , Thousands of ; soldiers, civilians and relief workers arc battling the mighty Mississippi .river as it swirls through the flood-ravaged slates. Fed by Ihe Illinois, Missouri and Arkansas .rivers, Ihe Mississippi still is rising as It surges lo the kouth. Army engineers report tremendous damage to agricultural lands and transportation and communi- calian lines in the high water a'rcn south of 'St. Louis. Big war plants in the region arc threatened .by, the slijl rising waters. And Fort Smith, Ark., 'faccV a 'drinking water shorlagc as the main water main has been broken. Mass in- noculations for typhoid are under way. >.. . Here Is the flood picture on the basis of late reports: The crest appears to have passed northern Illinois, Kansas nnd Indiana and refugees arc returning lo Inch- homes hi; those regions. The crest of the Illinois river reached Pcor'la on Saturday but the danger Is not ycl passed. Governor Grceiv has sent four more companies of ; nillltla lo aid 10,000 war plant employees who have been sandbagging the levees pro- Iccting 14 factories along Ihc river. The big Caterpillar Tractor plant at Pcorla Is directly threatened. Cracks arc developing, at several points nlong the reinforced seawall protecting Bcardstown, 111., where a 30 fool crest is awaited. About 4700 residents have been removed from nctirdslown. Water guagcs at St. Louis show thai the Mississippi Is rising faster than had teen expected and already has broken all records. Between St. Louis and Cape Girar- dcau. the levees have been burst at a dozen different places. Amphibious Army jeeps' have been sent into Mils area to pick up mniooncd Inhabitants. New York Stock* A T & T ; Amcr • Tobacco Anaconda Copper Ilelh Slccl Chrysler . Coca Cola . Gen Elcclrlc 152 28 63 15 102 37 Gen Motors ............. 52 Montgomery Ward ........ 42 N Y Central ......... -.-.,. ig Int Harvester ............ 66 North Am Aviation 12 Republic Steel 17 nadio Socony Vacuum Studcbaker . Standard of N J Texas Corp Packard U S Slcel .,,.,,, Build Future On Clu'istiaii- ity, Overholscr Advises Class Members Stressing the nerd for higher guidance in Ihe troubled world which young men and women face today, the Rev. Jnnir-s A. OVfir- holser, pastor of First Chrlslltin Church, called on members of UK; Blylhevllle High School griulunllng class lo build their future on the solid foundation of ChristInnlly. The minister spoke al open air baccalaureate -s ervlces yesterday afternoon al C.-3C o'clock before n crowd of iipproxhmilely 1000 at the Haley Field stadium. His words were amplified by n public address system Installed for the service.. "Oo confident of God's nulduiice in the uncertain tuluro," Iho Rev. Ovcrholser charged members of llic class who sat in caps ami gowns before the audience In a special BCC- lion of seats arranged on the field. He [Minted lo ihrco a'vcnu.cs through which today's youth may incorporate Christianity In .their lives, through Christian belief, and reverence, character and personal Integrity and thraii|;h service.'.. '•: F:l(>(. T«'i> Worlds ', ; ~ "You must prepare lo live in two v,'otms," ne commented, "the war- torn world of today and tomorrow^ post-war world of peace and fi- hnljllllntloii." ;. .9 'lhc service was opened willi lS'(o musical prelude, "Chapel ShrlniiV, followed by the clnss proecss|on«l to the musical accompaniment. <jf M' ndetssohn's March from "Alhalb}.' Chaplain Julian' Limlscy's invo : cation was followed by Ihe hymn. "Come. Thou Alnilghly . Kliij;?' Glardlnl. The Rev, o. J. ghastnin, laslnr of lhc First'Baptist Churcli, cad the scripture passage fro)h 'rovcrbs on which the haccaluur'c- ile sermon was based. The serinon was preceded by singing of Ihn nnlhcm, "All In lhc Spr'I Evening", Robertson, by II,-* L llgh School Cho'riis with Miss Ann'Dccn as accompanist. Mrs. J. C. SIioup, Mrs. Russell ran-. Mr.s. Farmer. England, 1 Mrs. "corgfi Lee, Gene BarlleU, Hiiss Jtevcus. • Ray VVorlhtnglon . ami Wilson Henry formed the oclclle vhtch . sang "Beautiful Savoir," ihristiansen. i ' The benediction by -the Rev. D. G. Hiiidman, pastor of Uic Yav~ m> - Promised Land Methodist :liurcli, was followed by the class recessional played by the High School .Hand, "Pilgrim's G'honi;;," Wagner, with Miss Carolyn Haley directing. Weather Arconunodulcs Obligingly, the downpour of rain which tlircatencd during the service, held up inilll the program had been completed and participants and spectators iilcd otil of the sladium and from the field. The D2 members of the class, several of whom could not be |ires- enl for the services, are: Benjamin James Allen Jr., James Rue Anderson, Lawrence Klcban Ashby, Gregory Hale Atkins, Robert Armine Berryman, Lloyd Sniool Blomcyer, Donald Womlrow ilracy, Martha Pauline Brogrtcn, Beatrice Brown, Kayo Brown, Edward Ray Brown, William Robert Browne, Betsy Lee Buchanan, Hugh Edward Bunch, Alma Tolisc Cain, T. H. Caraway, Bessie Louise Chaslain. Barbara Child, Kalhryn Lucille Cleveland, Mary Aline Crawford. Karl R. DiMilclson, Charles Ifayden Davis. Juanita Dnvis, Roland War- rcn Davh, Mason Frederick f)ay Jr.. Bc-rl Caivan Dugan, Gail Avis Bich, James I,. England, Harold Eiiuaiilu;, Stella Ettress Evans, lla B. Fields, Mildred Ruth Fulgham, William Robert Gee, Herbert Marl Graham Jr., Marion Ernestine }Ial- scll. Maxlnc Harris, Paul Hay, Clara Ruth Head, Donald Dale Hlrkiimii, Frances Elotse Hiiidman. Edna Holt. Carl McKcy Hood. Jack Sourucon Hood. Nonna Jewel Hoiichins, Katharine Bower Hudson. Nancy Ant) Hughes, Charles William Ingram, olgn Kristin Johnson, Ruby Marlon Johnson, Normandinc Kavanaugh, Ruth King Darby, Tom Anthony Lilllc Jr.. Marlha Jolliff Landon, Helen Virginia Mangrum, Mary Altec Mc- Dermoll. Edward A. McGregor, Maud Mario Modtngcr, Bculah Elizabeth Mul- llns, Virginia Nccdham, Mary Josephine iVewcomb, • Margaret Gwendolyn Orr, Callicrlnc Marie Oxford, James Nelson Parks, Nada La Vonnc Redman, Lillian Reeves, Mary Virginia Rclchel, Georgia Bernlcc Sanders, Billy SChmuck, Billie Jean Smith, Bulcla Louise Smilh. Jacqueline Smith, Allen Stacy. L. E. Stafford, William Thomas Stewart, Elmer Stone, Beverly Jeanne Tharpc, Beverly Ann Thomas, Herman Lcc TinV- cr, Chris F. Tompkins Jr., Heretic) Andrew Trailer. John Joseph Wngnou, Emm,. Kathryn Wahl Parvln HIM Walker, Joyce Mercdtih W|alls, Mildred Louise Warren, Sara Rebecca War- rhlgton, H. c. Wcalhei's Jr., Mary Ruth Welshons, vcma Mac Wheat, Frankllng Eugene W^dnnr, Bennett Bascom Wilson Jr., William Augustus Eldrcdge Jr. Floods Leave Thousands Homeless In Midwest Gic.it Gciman Inclubtridl' City, Already Ravished, Again Battered <fe"' ' :cviicnes lo nnfolj fiom flom! ' , Art amphibious Jeon ficm It Ihnilson hmih vohmtcui v-oikerr, .and ; vnters in siutlwut In linimpulh us kvco bioakb on While Him In^totti picture Also ithoaid a two pigs Jinrt OiUkcii'i In lowpr phulo civilians nnd two tiooi companies frcm H' Jtniil on woil- side. by 'id Hlllns jSntl IB nnd f. irv limn dov,i) lie nnliiRton IUVM near. •f-Jfllunclil.,- Jnd , where i s Jin iii'i n opr puo cvas iooi compan Hlllns jSntl IB nnd f. irv limn dov,i) lie nnliiRton IUVM nea. - mlns hue nsllcn whilt and Wabnsii rivers scvcial fctt above' (Slid R Iclcpholo) II) Ihllti".! I'rcss filxly inlnulcs of sudden de.ith struck "the German liKiustrlal clly, of Dorl'mimd last nlghl, Moio than ?001 lohs of high explosive boinl)!, wcro rained down on the city in one flaming hoin by hourly n looa aerial giants of Ihe HAP Two IhoiJKnnd Ions 'In mi Iioiir . 33 tons every minute . . . one (on every two seconds. It was Ihn Krealcsl, mo.sl devastating »s- Biiult from the sky In all history. " anti-ahciaU guns of Upft- mimO, which brought down 38 b( Hit! allacklng bombers, finally were npcd inid wiped out by the of block-buslcrs. ('fly Already Itavaccd nniiiniinil already WHS rav.aecd from prevlou, 1 !-,rfllds iintl (roin'.lha rnmpii(iliiK flodils of llii) Ruhr Viil- Icy loosed by • broken (lams: which Iho uAI>. blew ni>' u. week ago. But last nlghl, Ihu city was scouragccl as never, belorc. Bomber pilots .came back to,tell of theli ill nil mlvilk's exploding .snuarely In the ;licarl of IXirt- imnids ductile and steel woiks and co.il mines Onu pllol hn>s he 6avv n tcultlo gush of smoke, miHh- looinlui' iuto the [ijf *as though >omcllilii(i u,illy big luul goi c Vast billon Ing fins weic raging when tht! lumbers left 'Iho smokii lowcicd lo 15,000'feel iH was so dense thai the titfteU forThc lusl % btimbers to indkof lliclr iun over the i Ity could nijl IM seen • A Ocimjiii ncuiimpci, ciliated l.y lhc Russian press* as dettriblng the effect of picvluui, BrllLsh raids on the Rhino nntl Ruhr Viilleys. might v»ell have been sptiakiog of Uoilmtuid when ll said ,* 'The dciul sllcncp i'. /devastation 111 maul city blocks Hun- it Directs are UcndJ • ._-;.'.'•_.,_„* .»-^.r. iiulbert, Ark., Man Fatally Injured In Collision With Dell Auto William George Cr'afi; 74, of Hul- iierl. Ark., a circulation roulo man for the Memphis 1'res.s-Scljnllnr for :hc past several years, was killed al 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon in an automobile accident four miles west of West Memphis. Mr. Craft's automobile collided witli a car driven by Mis;'Enrl Majors of Dell, and then struck a concrcle bridge abutment. Mrs. Majors and llircc pii-S!Tciif;crs n her car were injured and are in Baptist Hospllal. They arc Miss Irene Majors and Mrs. Lcslcr Gill and baby. . Mr. Craft was a member of Ihe Church of Christ In West Memphis and had lived In Httlbcrt for a number of years. Ho leaves three (laughters, Mrs. D. W. Jensen of Hiilbtrl, Mr.s. U. T. Siitton of Kansas City, Kan.; and Mrs. R. W. Jackson of Memphis; three sons. S. I), nnd William Craft of Hulhcrl, and Frank Craft of Pine Bluff, Ark,; and five sisters, Mr.s, N. II. Slaylon, Mrs. Daisy Crrnollius, 'Mrs. Leila Mulligan, all of Memphis, Mr.s. M. P. Utter ol Dccalur, Ala., and Mrs, M. M. Mulligan of IlarUtcll, Ala. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Gill/ens Funeral Home ot West Memphis Ls In charge. French Are Blamed With Assassination Attempt By United Press French patriots are reporter! lo have allcmploil Ihc assassination of the members of an Kalian stall In France. The Brllish radio reports thai, a high Italian official and ,-ovcral of his stall have been .shot al Bordeaux. The broadcast says the Nazis have .seized 100 Frenchmen as hoslages. A .iieiv wave of sabotage, nnd resulting arrests, Is reported sweeping .France, The Board of Economic Warfare al Washington reports llial nearly one-fourth of the'children In Belgium under 18 are tubercular, because their food Is being .stolen by the Nazis. The report stales dint Hie In- varitng Nazis have almost strlpprl the country of fowl, to tend back to Germany. Am! thai (Ify are applying the same .starvation tac- Ucs In -Holland. The report adds lhat llihiw ni'o practically no able-bodied mm left in either country. Hundreds of I thousands have been forced Into |flnve labor In Germany. Spare Rooms Needed To House Visitors Another, ur'uc'iil call for residents ol ulytlievlllo'lo" mnha available ilu>'i- snare I'rif!' 1 "* [or t.ht! a^'':oni- modallon ol 'visitors who will bo hero Ilils wctk for the ijriuliintlni; k..^.oi.)L.> UK cuucts Ht cue Uiy- thcvlllR Army Air Field Friday was imiilc today by J. Moll llrnoks, KCC- rctnry of Hie CJhamhcr of Commerce in . chariio of the housing bureau rcsiwiislblc for nldlng uiil- o[-lown vLsllors. "Many of llie.se people are coming hundreds of miles U> see these boys receive their wings and It Is up lo us to fhul them [ilnccs to stay lor tlio few days there are here Mr. Broota said this morn- Iny. "Every spare • room In town Is urgently needed," he said, pointing out that this Is one way In which lilylhevllle folk may help make things easier for the young war fliers who soan will bu car- ryliiu bombluads over enemy targets. Thasc whfi'Wlil liclp provide accommodations for Urn next few days were In'vilcd to telephone Mr. Rrooks (it 2013. Hie Chamber ol Commerce oflicc. JllfflBUE INnTpITLE Enemy Bombers In 'futile Attempt To Relieve Trapped Gnrrison ['ire Starts From Watci; Heater; Loss May Total Up To $3000 Fire rosulUnn- from a bathroom oil water Ijc'litcr caused ilanrii"- climated b'd'fwccn $2500 nnd $3000 nl the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Tyrone'al 015 Walnut street shortly before noon yesterday . Fire Chief Hoy Head snW lln lliim'cs had Rained considerable headway before Mrs. Tyrone (li.s- covcrctl them. .She was In another pail of lhc house at the lime. Damage to the house was heavy and furniture ami belongings of occupants of Uic .structure also was considerable, Mr. Head announced. ,'A' portion of lhc house was rented lo Mrs. Eula Kullcdgc. The one-story frame building was so heavily damaged by fire, smoke and . water lhat It must undo go extensive repairs before It again can be occupied. Infant Dies Sunday Funeral services were held yesterday for MacArlhur Slmburlc, tvvo-nronlh-old ton of Mr. IUK! Mrs. Charles Shuburtc of Herinondalc. Mo., who died early yesterday. at (lie f.imlly home (here. Burin) was made al the Cooler, Mo., cemetery with Cobb Funeral Home of Bly- Ihevllle In charge of arrangements. Hy Ilnliri! The .laps have; sent another wave of bnnilK'fti ovoi' (lie Island of AUu in a .second desperate attempt to relieve their trapped troops. .Six .Vniit Llghlnlng fighters ehallengeil tin: attack, tihoathiK clown five Jap planes of a flight of 1«. 'Hie nlr balllc look place yesterday over till! astern part of AUu. Tuo American plinies were lost bill Iho pilot of one was rescued. The Navy does not ,say where Sunday's bombers cnmn from. Kill like the carbon copy raid the day before, 11 Is believed lhal the .laps flew eastward from J'aramnshlrti. Thus, lor a .second lime lhc .laps have drainall/cd u fact which United 1'rc.ss correspondents have been cmphnslv.lng for some lime — thai enemy bases In the Kurlle Islands are within easy bombing nitinc ol Alln. Incidentally Ihe Japs arc play- ini; up .Saturday'.'! bombing mission --claiming that their planes sunk one destroyer set another afire nnd "heavily damaged" a cruiser, mil | our Navy cninimmlquc contradicts j this bnatil having 'dcscribsd the .lap thrust at our surface crafl ( "mi.stim.'S.'iful." Tokyo also asserts llial Jap U| boats prowling In the Aleutians ^mvc sunk an American battleship, one cruiser, 'ami two olhcr warships. 'I his claim Is nol substantiated, nml such Jap claims .usually arc exaggerated or false altogether. I Hut it's clear lhal Ihe Japs arc 'u'lilchliiff the AUu struggle \vllh incrc;isiiic fear. l\jr the Tokyo radio has repealed llsbhitanl warn- in).' that American pilots Rtlcnipl- 'in^ another air attack againsl Japan v.ill be met by Jap pilots who will llv bend-on Inlo our bombers, Hill our Iroops me keeping up llielr steady pressure on the remaining (sockets ot enemy resistance on Attu. The Navy reports lhat several more points have been taken. In China, Ihc Japs seem to be 'preparing a full scale offensive toward Chungking. Strong Jap forces have seized a point along the Yangtze Hivcr about 200 miles from Chungking and arc battling fiercely with Ihe Chinese southwest of Ichang. i Krom New Delhi , comes wovd (that the total number of enemy | planes knocked out In the jap raid at Chittagong .Burma, Is boaslcd to 5(5. A force of 31 enemy planes slriking al lhc Burma .base on Saturday was broken up by'. Intercepting 'hiirrlcrinw ar.d niill- nlrcrafl fire. To Ijcl n clear' Iilca of Iho Immensity' of the attack contrast! Iho 2000*Tofts'' of bombs 'dropped In • a slngli; hbur last^ night - with-the 75(10'".Ions droppcrl by.the' Ocrm'an Air Force In London In (10 days. llio second arm ; of the two-way Allictl . pre^lnvasloii 'bombardment mend of Europe npiwurs to be Miiifflng oiil Axis alrpower In the Mediterranean. An • estimated :tn onomy plaiic.s have bceh destroyed by , our bombers aiid fighters durjng tin: past four diiys in blast- tng ntlnes on Sardinia, Pantellerla, Sicily-and Itnly Itself, .yesterday. American planes .rallied .tMiitcllcrla three times In" five hours anil were folln'lml . by-. Hrltlsli Wclllnglpns. The Yanks bombed Sardinia tvi'lce, sinklii gfour small boats' and racing the dock .nreii. Five small ships were lilt al Pantellerla. ' ' -• Siin Dloyannl on. llie Italluh" mainland wa.s hit by Brlllsh' hrafy bombcra which conceillralcd on railway sidings. And Uonie says Allied planes' also attacked Messina again, causing 'heavy damage. ••.;• 1 Today, lhc Paris radio c|Uolc:l Home reports that big Allied naval units arc cruising hi llie Sicilian Slralts. There Is no confirmation ol the reports. •", . ' -. Goodyear Workers In Union Walkout AKRON, May 24 (U.I 1 .)—Operil- tlons ht Akron's three major rubber companies virtually were halted when Ihe nfternoon shift of Goodyear workers failed to rc|K>rt. With the shutdown at Goodyear plant, 45.000 members of .the C. I. O. United Ilubbcr Workers now arc affected by the strike In protest over ti National War Labor Board wage decision. . . . Livestock SI'. LOUIS,t.May 24 (U.PJ-^Hogs, 23.3:0, salable- 22,000. 'Top-.$14.35; I8C-280 pounds, $14.30 to $14.35; VlOfy ICO pounds, $13.35 to JlSlSH);'--sowjs* $13.00 lo $13.90. : " : '.••:•• •"," Gallic 4.800; calves 1,300. ; Cuttle salable 3,500! calves 1,300; slaughter steers $11.50 to S16.75; slaughter heifers $10.15 to $13.25; mixed yearlings and heifers, no sale. Stocfccr and feeder steers $10.75 to ,$15.50; canncrs and cullers J1.50 to 410.15; cows $11.00 to ?13.00. Chicago Wheat open hlah low clnse pv.cl. July . 144H H4S 143M 143% H4VI Sep. ,. 144H 144?. 144 144H H4% July Sep Chicago Rye open high low close DOVi 91 '< 90V, 01 03^ 03U 93]4 93 . SON It' takes' 400,000 Nazi occupation Ironps in Norway lo hold cjown that country's population of matcly 3,000,000

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