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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEW6PAPKR OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME XI,—NO. 70. Blytlievllle Dally Ncwi Blythcvllle Courier niythovllle Heruld Mississippi Valley Leader HLYTHKVILLK,' ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JUNK 7, I'.MI! SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Gen. Ramirez Takes Over Government Of Argentina; Rawson Quits Presidency Labor Shortage, Grassy Cotton Add To Headaches-Of Fanners Today's War Commentary Siberian Bases Not Likely To Be Available Soon By THOMAS J. DONOHUE of United I'irsi The Former commander in chid' of America's Asiatic fleet, retired Admiral Harry 10. Yarnell, says we might as well Forget about obtaining Ktissian bases for use against Jiipan. Russia is not at war with Japan now although Yarnell is convinced that a Japanese-Russian war is inevitable. Until that time comes, the Soviet is not likely to make available to u.s her Siberian bases. In his opinion, and in the opinion of many others, we can look only to China for adequate air liases from which to reduce Japan's arsenals and industries lo ruin. Yarnell's opinion Ls based on hard *—— —— . • military reasoning. Tiic chances of a quick Japanese blitzkrieg succeeding against Soviet far eastern outposts are bi'tter than even. Russia's Siberian armies arc superbly trained and well-equipped, but along Ihc forbidding bonier Ihe advantage lies with the Japanese. Yladivoslock.. Russia's big Siberian base only two.and^a.half hours .bomber time..from -'Tokyo, Is vulnerable because . of : Japan's greatly, superior naval strength. Vladivostock depends largely upon its ; |K)werful anli-aircVaft guns and 3 anti-submarine ii'els' ;fj .across the harbor although -Russia increased. Us Far Eastern'^ 'naval strength, less than a year>ago.. Jap Army Formiable" Japan's Kwanlung Army, which Is considered "lire" Jai>ai5cse Arr my, Is deployed along the Amur River facing Siberia. .ComprjsingrlS lo^O'divisions, thu KwantJng. Army lias not yet seen action, in the ' rac.ific • fighting, bill It Js%b'atlle- .Imrriencd through years."bt^IighIT ;'ing' : in China and in clashes'.with ' Russian Siberian troops iftross i the Border/, , :,. ••. ,'i 'In"1939, a prelude lo a'.RussSani Japanese War * was fought* al6rj|i the Amur River where -Japan los; feeler on Japan's part, to test-the Soviet defenses. The .Russian Army of the /Far East is a question mark. It is reported to number over 1,000,030 men completely independent of Wcsten Kussia for supplies and reinforce ments. The railway network stretching hack to the Urals is reputed to have been improved and its defenses heavily strong Ihencd. The Trans-Siberian Railway is completely double-tracked, with all tunnels, bridges and viaducts built in duplicate to prevent traffic stopages as a result of aerial bombings. •Iiip lilitv. Might Succeed fn the opinion or some observers, however. Admiral Yarnell included, the Russian Army of the Far East would be unable to«slop a Jap blitz before it had overrun Vladi- ostok and other bases In the Sea of Ohhot.sk and various islands off the coast of Kamchatka. But many experts also said that the Russian Army in Europe would crumble within four to six weeks after the start of the German blitz in June of 1!M1. To the surprise of Hitler and very probably the Japanese warlords, Russia not only absorbed the German drive but soon bcsan striking bach with powerful blows of her own. Hence, it would be unwise to sell short the Russian Siberian Army until.it. has a chance to prove itself, i Itowccr, it seems clear that Russia will do nothing that would set olf a full scale war involving her army in the Far East at this time. The risk would be too great, especially In view of (lie impending big scale battles on the eastern front. To prod Japan at this time would be the equivalent of possible suicide for Russia and Allied slratg- Isls apparently have discounted the possibility of obtaining Soviet plains Ihe Importance attached to China as a striking base. The recent Japanese clctcal along the Yangtze River is an important example of liow a relative few Allied war planes In China can turn the tide. The victory, after the Japs had driven tar on the route to Chung- king, is attributed mainly to American-Chinese air power. It indicates that heavier emphasis is being put on China as an air base, and apparently a much greater How of planes and trained pilots is being or will bo sent there. The victories these planes and pilots arc piling up over the surprised Japanese arc only a foretaste of what is to come. Our aerial activity in China Is purely defensive right now, but when sufficient forces are accumulated, il will swing over lo the offensive. When that time arrives, we won't need Russia's Siberian bases. Jaycees To Install At Armory Unsettled weather conditions lave caused members of the Junor Chamber of Commerce to ibandon plans for an outdoor ii! at Walker Park toniglit, instead, members of the oreaniza- ':lon will hold their barbecue and .nstallation ceremonies at the \rkansas Guard armory on Sontl Second Street, bCBinnlng at 7:30 o'clock. Principal speaker at tonight's :ncetliig will be Perry Pipkin ol Memphis, former national presidenl of the .organization, who will talk on various phases of Jaycec work Miv Pipkin, well known as an in surancc man in the Bluff Cltj was selected as one of',the nation' to most outstanding young me; in 1030. He will head a deleea lion. of Memphis guests, includ ing Hthry Beaudion, past presidbr .Of tiyt Memphis'/group; who wl 'coiiflltcl "fnstallatton"of state art local ! officers, here ••tonight. Among state '• officers to . be in stalled is L. S. Benish, president elect who is the first member .froi Eastern Arkansas to win thi honor. ' • :One feature of tonight's program will be reading of the roll of lonor bearing the names of all Jaycees here who arc now in scrv- ce. Tins ceremony will be climaxed by a bugle call played by Cor- loral Denming of the Blythcvilie Army Air Field. The barbecue supper will be served buffet style. Kcmpcr Bru- .011. will serve as toastmastcr for .he program. OFPDUuf tawsoii Fails To Form Satisfactory Cabinet; Quits After 28 Hours Vest Pocket Gun lly United .Press A new revolutionary government :iis taken over In Argentina, but oday's dispatches fail to show learly whether It is headed toward in Allies or the Axis. Genera! Pedro rtauilrc/. took over lie rein's this morning ' following he resignation of his partner in nst week's military coup — fjcn. irturo Rawson. Hiiwson abandoned his 28-liour- 1d presidency when his efforts to OTin a new cabinet broke down— inpnrciilly because, he included two ivillans with known Fascist syin- inlhles. His successor Rovernment bended by Ilamircx has been tentatively Illed with army and navy officers. preliminary reports-; say that the icu 1 cabinet seems to veer more oraWy toward tlie> democracies. observers arc wary of certain levelopmeuts— such as the prcdom- nately military trend— which seem .0 reflect n desire to avoid break- ,ng with the Axis. Early tills afternoon, Ramirez Is sued a statement calling the general .situation "absolutely normal." He said he would lake severe measures to suppress traitorous activities. He officially, denied reports that counter-revolutionary troops were moving against Buenos Aires. But no statements .of national or International policy have yet been announced. And it Is not known whether Ramirez will cancel the moves ol his predessesor, Rawson. Rawson's lust two olficial acts in his short lived office were to dissolve the national congress and ban the Communist dully newspaper— La Hora. He did not .however, touch the Fascist press. Official observers ' believe that . Rawson's part in the- -revolution :was primarily Influenced, by desire to get •Ic'fi'ri-lPRsc-nid^orK'Argentina.'. He hart not been known for any outstanding democratic leanings. An acute labor condition has arisen in Norlh Mississippi County which is expected to liave a I'ar-iTiu'hing etTeel on the coming cotlon hiirvest. With the collon crops from the Missouri stale lin.e to Lnxora in worse condition Ilial olher nearby iocalilies, due lo (he excessive local rains, ami (he labor'shortage more serious here than in any other Farming communities, drastic measures are being taken, A number of the cotton Fields are being plowed under, anil soybeans will be plahled' because, if is said, mure money can bo made growing soybeans than can be made from a cotton crop which will cost 1 from ,*•;;! u> $.|,2fj daily per person for "' j In other instances, cattle are being put in weedy cotton ~" '* llt'ldr. <lc.spiic this not 1 bcinij n very toed lypc pn.s Labor Laber costs are said lo be completely out of line with Ihc prloo ret for collon and collou seed d cause a serious situation iinioiu tilt! grower who must depend upoi day labor for his chopping. Farmers are blildlnr, a«nln.sl end 1 olher fur labor inxl laborers arc Inking advantage of the ylint to set the lop price, chop le.ss col- lon In a day'.s time Hum nsun nnd ID find fault with eriulpmeii nnd olher such conditions, u tuir vcy has revealed. While lending farmers 'apparent ly do not blame laborers for work Ing at farms whcio lop prices nr being paid, they rc.senl laborer.-! failure to chop as much cotloi i)* they cnn, and compliilnls alum coiullllon of hoes and shnllu limits. Farmers are said to hire cliop- MV;' awa)' from ono anolhnr b.v lyinn larger wages with no effort to control the situation by agreeing lo a fixed price mid Kllck- to It, It Is said. Work llelniv Standurtl Italian 'Stepping Stones 9 Get Further Softening Up; Enemy Airmen Fight Back One That Didn't^Get Away Small but sturdy Is Ihe Army's new M-3 sub-machine sun,- u .•la-caliber weapon weighing less llinti nine pounds, costing less than $20. (Uiirand. rifle weighs Ui'4 pounds, costs SU5; Tliompso(> tub-machine Kun weielis IV! pounds, cosls S-IQ.) ,{Anny pholo.) '!'• Late Bulletins ' Arkansas To Give Honorary Degrees FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., June 7 (UP)—At the University of Arkansas commencement exercises lo- night. honorary cgrccs will be awarded Lieut. Gen. Brchon Somervcll, commanding general of the Army Service twees; J. Edgir Hoover, FBI head; Judge , Walter Uidilick of the Hulled Slates Court of Appeals and several others. Allornc? VVill R. Manier of Nashville, Tcnn., will deliver Ihc com- mcucciuent address to Ihe 450 University seniors tonight.' The Baccalaureate' sermon was preached by Dr. James W. Clark of the McCormick Presbyterian Theological Seminary of chicagc. Gen. Somcrvell visited Lilllc Rock while en route lo Faycllc- ville to receive his honorary degree Somcrvell, n unlive of Little Rock was met at Adams Field by his brother-in-law, John jamptoh, Urig. Gen. Francis IJ. Mallon, commanding general of Ihe Branch Immaterial Replacement Training Center at Camp Robinson; Col. A. M. Neilson of the United States SANTIAGO, June 7. (Ul'l — Tlic. Chilean rabinrt resigned today. The cabinet rcsijncil in a body after (ulterior Minister Taut Morales had n"'t ber-arisis of n dispute wilbin his radical Party. II was not .known at once whether Ihc cabinet's aclion wnuli! affrcl President Iliiis' plan to visit the Unitcil States. WASHINGTON, June 7. (UP)— The Senate has tentatively approved a bill requiring Senate rflnfirmalinn of all (Tovcrnmcnl employers not under civil service, who earn over ?450C a year. The measure, sponsored by Senator MrKelr.ir of Tennessee, was approved by n vote of 43 lo 22. However, before it wotilii be sent io the House, the Senate" \vas asked to vote on a suhslitiltc measiire l<i rliminalr, the ?l!if)0 salary requirement. Tinier the nrpngs of Senate Republican Leader McNary, tbc .Senate then post- pniieil finnl action on tbc Mc- Kl-llir hill. which require'; much and at the present A laborer Is estlmnted to chop one acre of cotlon dally under normal conditions and while tanners agree Hint three-fourths of an acre chopped by a worker In one day would be a good day's work this year, It Is said that many laborers arc chopping only about one-fourth of nn acre dally to make chopping of the cotton crop to cost, not only the difference between the ,$2-$2.5!l paid'in the past several years lo the S^-$4.25 being paid this year, but also about three limes Ihe amount because of the less work done. The ceiling price on soybeans Is sufficient to make a good profit on Hint crop, less labor, price of • cotton'nnd collon seed the farmer could .'..afford., lo pay $2.50 per ~daj'' f6r choi'iiYlng about three-fourths of nn acre of cotton. Instead or the amount bclnj, paid, It.has been pointed out. Some of Ihc laborers arc slick- Ing-.lo. Ihclr employers hut, In .some Instances, owners nnd mnnagciN nrc letting the day laborers go to other farms to chop so as to make the larger wanes. Will Try Soybeans One planter said today: "f can not innkc money from collon by o ; f _ paying $4. per.day to-chop less ami nnU-alrcraft'VaUcrics all com-kotton than usual so 1 am going bined to keep Killer from hanging to plow up and plant, soybeans, an nir umbrella over Russia's land I do not blame (he labor on my fronts. i f arm for wanting to gel more than Last night Red bombers slruck • L ca " .. p ". y .. 1 _ so l tol(1 (h<!m to 111? hammer tancc planes lionets front Luftwaffe Losses In Five Weeks Are Placed At-2.82.1 Planes;;:' ••* By Unllcd Prem , Dcrninny's plans to obtain air mastery over Russia arc burning up in the wreckage of 2,821 of the Luftwaffe's best planes. That's the official Soviet count on Nazi plane losses during the air baltlcs of the last five weeks.' The best tip on future fighting Is that the Russians lost 140 aircraft—only one for four—during those weeks. Soviet fighter pilots, bombardiers I Probably plenty gliul ho never readied I'anlcllcrla—considering lllie aerial iK>uud!nrj Ihtit Island linn taken—Is this Italian Infnntry- ' man who was fished out of the Mcdjlcmmcnn by n Iklllsh war'-' I ship. ; He had inflated inner lube imd scl pul for Ihu Italian Jsle.' Navy 'Investigates Collision 01 Tanker, Ammunition Vessel NClll'l.OK, Vn., .nine 7. IJI.I-'.)— veered sharply Into Ihu tanker Ihi! Nnvy has bctiilii tin Invesllgn- (Nuvy Invcsllfiitoi's am trying lo dc- lim Into tho collision of an nil' Icimlno \vlmt diluted It lo cluing" anker with an aliiniunlllons-ludcn course. rclghler off the Virginia const. 'I'ho resulting explosion and fire took 1-1 lives. Noni! of Ihc .survivors .seem to know Just what happened lo Ihu frdijhler—whullicr It just dlsln- Thc blast was heard for miles leiiralcd or whether it rjunun fliM down .the const, nnd people on Smok; and Iliuncs on the tnnker shore could .sec the glow ol I lames lighting Ihu sky. Debris from the fleshier landed on n ship n mile away. Only lhr?o men from the ammunition ship .survived. The only one able to tnlk snys he was nwuk- ened by a concussion, 1 run to the deck, jumped nnd .swam Ihrouiih burning oil to safely. 'Ihc collision occurred sovcral days ago. ' Al the ttnic of Ihc. crush, Ihe lunktr .wns heading In to p'nrt, Ihe freighter but .to, sea oh a- piirallel were so fierce no one could see the freighter at all The only .survivor from Ihu tanker's wheclhoiise, 31-year-old W. J. bombers Unlimber On Sicily Which Allies May Try To .Isolate Ry United I'rrw The bombs uro falling faster oh Ilnly and 'licr crumbling .pul'posU' and lAtidoii Is tehs;ly awaiting word tlml, thu signal for invasion has been given. Powerful scinailrons of American heavy bombers hiive 'unllmbcrcd their cargoes of death and destruction on Ihc connecting link between' Sicily un.drttaly. High explosives were rained oh Ihe railway sidings, and oil 'dumps at the Mcsslim ferry terminal.' And Just across the stralls on Ihe mainland, de.struutlvo.hlls were obs'rvccl on Ihu , Icrniliiiils at San Giovanni and HriiHln Calabria. May Cut Olf.Slc|1y. The American objective appar- I'nlly Is lo Isolate Sicily completely from ftaly bcforo .our '.troops rfc- tcend on Ihc Important 'Island. '> Puntellorla, which . already hus been isolated saVc-fo'r air supplies, and rclnlorcomeiiUs,. .now -Li. gelling a rolling barnigc'' of 'bombs on n vli lni(l noii-stop busts IJomben from Ihs northwest' Atrlca-air force borcd'hr through nn tstbtmtcd '25 iWHiiy (Ighlur planes yesterday to :lrop •lliclr loads— the- flist lime hi many' days .that enemy air. opposition' had .been encountered; It didn't, mahu.inuch;(ilffer';nce, However, for our gunners got eight of thcr . chcmy ' crn'ft while we lost ono. Eight. other Nazi planes .wcro Leonard of Mnlvern, N. Y., ran lo Mifdy when n sudden explosion clcaiiid 11 biith through the riaincK. Tlit ciiplnln, Lee Onwson Rlggs, of I'orl Arthur, Texas, Is reported lo have pcilshud In Hie btanlng wheulhoiisL'. fl'lghlcon out of n cruw of IK lost their llvits on lliu tanker. 'And of Ihc.jinimunllloii ship's complement 'ftf'Ml, llireo.naval gunners coiirsb. Suddenly 'the, (rclulitcr are the • only, nurvlvoii. bases at any time soon. That ex- Engineers, and Col. Grover . Gra- - • • ham, post commander at Camp Robinson. New Orleans Cotton Jan. . Mch. May . July . Oct. . Dec. open high, low close pr.cl 1098 1008 1994b 1081 1985 1031 10101) 1031 b 19G7b ; 1065b 19611) 20-15 2040 2046 2046 2046 2017 2018 2004 2004 2016 2016 2016 2000 2002 .2003 Livestock ST. LOUIS, June 7 (U.P.)—Hogs, 16,300; salable 150,000; top, $14.40; 1RO-320 pounds $14.30 lo S14.40; 140-170 pounds, $13.50 to $H.15; sows 513.75 lo S14.00. Cattle: 3,050; salable 2,500; calves 1.000 all salable. Slaughter steers $11.50 to $16.15; slaughter heifers $10.15 to $16.00; stockcr and feeder steers $10.15 to $15.25; canncrs and cutters $7.50 'to $10.75; cows $11.00 to $12.75. . Brahma Wins "I'ullel-icr" ALBANY, Cal. (U.P.)—The local animal prize for th; pullet that made the best showing during the past year went to a Brahma hen, which had also three separate domestic strains In her make-up. The Brahma hen Is a native of China, where they are bred for meat purposes. She won on the strength of a three-quarter-ounce "super" CBS that she laid and the prediction that she would become a 12-pound hen. She is owned by 11-year-old Adclalds Ergelklng. Wyoming Is the only state in the Union to Issue two new steel plales this year. MEMPHIS, June 7. (UP)— Police say i\Irs. Thomas II. Mc- l,«niorc has died of injuries .she sustained when she jumped from n second-story wimlou' in jMemjilii.s yesterday. Her bus- band is in the Navy, stationed in Cuba. MONTKVIIIKO, .Tune 7, (UP) —A .fire is reported to have slnrtcd in the war arsenal at HIICIIOS Airrs Icrtay. blow. The "long-<lls-_,i flew deep Into the and dotted the network of Nazi airfields with destructive fh'cs. Other boinbcrs hit Axis air bases west of TJslchansk. Red army troops smashed back two more attempts to cross the , Northern Donets River. But Berlin Is gambling heavily on these air preliminaries lo a Summer drive. And despllc mounting losses German dlspalchcs report mw raids on Industrial Gorki oil tlic Volga and railway lines running from Archangel to Ihe Donets Basin. Moscow surmises that the failure of these expensive raids to nlvc German land troops clear sailing has thrown Hitler off of his time- lab Ics. Mranwhilc Russian advance columns along Ihc entire IBOO mile front arc • probing for strong spots in the bulging Nazi-lines. Red artillery got the range of an enemy truck convoy near Ihe Scvsk area southwest of Orel and destroyed downs of Ihe vehicles, illin armv on .somewhere nnd chop nnd to come buck, to their gardens, cows nnd chickens when finished." Owners or'renters 1 using day ]«- jorcrs arc most nffccled by the labor situation. It is understood. The man who has his farm rented to share croppers has n fair chance of getting the cotton chopped because the family of each share cropper can chop his average of 15 acres of collon but Ihc man using day labor must depend on the labor he can pick up In town or those living on his farm for thai pur|»ose. Development of cotton production in the 1 rich soil of this sec- Arkansas Briefs UITI.K HOOK, .lune. 7 (ll.l'.l —A sccnnii series nf l''Bl nui- frrciUT-i will begin at Hurrisoil <m JINK, Hill, Special ARCH! Fred Hiillford of MtUn.Kock lieinhLUiirler.s says sctslmi* will bo hehl tliniiiKli I'"' state, Including mr.ellniiK at Fnii Smith, Utllc Hock, Wal- iiul Klcl&c, Osccoh, I'.l Dnradu and Tcxaiikuim. M'J'TI.K IMKJK, .lime 7 (U.l'.t —Flood Control Oonnlhiiilnr Kdwar I,. Pccrsiui of Hie 11. S. KiiKhicers says a federal grunt has bt'cn refpiestrd lo repair flood-ravaged levees along Ihc Arkinsas KiyiT. lie .says the enuliieers have askeil for a $7!>0,!)0ft ginuil In lie. taken frum tile flood coiilrol fund of imifi/ to repair anil re build levees.rtamapitl III Die recent flnoil. ' tion has caused a situation calls for heavy chopping which when needed or the crop Is ruined before chopped, It has been pointed out. irwspapcr Red Star warns thai Ox'about July 1. Nazis may soon start a gignntic Tbc heavy With tills year's crop Iwo weeks Info aWndy, Ibis Is the first chopping being done. Not more thnn hO per cent of the cotton In Norlh Mississippi County has been chopped over for Ihe first time chopping to be continued with until War Production Reaches New Hiyli WASHINGTON. June V. (UP) — Planes for war and cargoes of war nrc rolling of! the assembly lines faster and faster as production booms in America. The Office of War Information reveals that aircraft companies will turn out more than 20 billion dollars worth of planes in 1013— one quarter of the year's war budget and nearly one .seventh of the estimated national Income. Production Is bcliiR stepped up con- slanlly. Production Chief Nelson adds lhat our output of heavy bombers was up 8 per cent In April over the month before. Nelson says that our entire munitions production increased by .seven per cent In April, more than was expected. Sometime In 1944. he says, we will have reached the absolute peak of production—and by the end of this year, the monthly rale of Increase will taper off considerably. tank and Infantry offensive In the nearby Scv.sk .sector. Moscow also reports artillery and oalrol actions on Ihe Smolensk front, southeast of Leningrad and west of the Sea of Azov. Truck Driver Wins Freedom Under Bond j local rains made the grass nnd weeds grow so rapidly in the late cotlon that In snm'c Instances the cotton can not be seen. fn other parts of the county, where there has been le.ss rain. Hie crop Is in n bcllcr condllloi especially in the southern part of Lewis, Operators Resuri'ie Conference Hy llnilnl Press John L. Lewis and the coal op cialors arc back at the confcrcnci table again. The mine workers' president am his right hallil mnn, Percy Tellow conferred with representatives u the opcralcrit today. Karllcr, youth crn and northern operators hiv met for a brief conference, prc siimably to Iron oul dllfcicnccs arnoiiL; themselves. And Ihc 530.000 miners lire nearly all back at work. Lewis has hinted that a new .strike inl'iht be railed on June 20th If no ron- Irnct ha.s been drawn up by then, but most observers feel that this time both the operators and the unlcn lire .so ilnxlons to reach an nijicemcnl that Ihey will gel together. Almost 70 per cent of the aluminum that would' ordinarily have been used was eliminated in the construction of the Army Sentinel observation plane. Released Tinder $500 bond on * charge of grand larceny, Jack "Hike" Phillips. 31-year-old truck driver of Iluddle.ston Grocer Company found Friday after having been missing for three days, Is now at liberty. Following an examination by a Iccal iihyficlan Saturday afternoon, bond was set on Ihc grand larceny charge pending further de- vclopmenl In the case, It was announced today by Shetlff Hale Jackson. Of Ihe $197 belonging lo his firm which he had In his possession when lie disappeared, $131 was found on him when picked up 'by officers at West Plains, Mo. He drove Farmer England's car from Caruthcrsvillc, Mo., to West Plains where officers said his strange actions led to an altercation and he was placed In Jail on a charge of fighting. He is the husband of the former Miss Aline Moore and Ihc' father of six children'. . . Ironed -by tliD bombers which look ol( from middle cast bases to : blast/ Smashing Counler-Olfen- sivc Agiunst Japs Gains On Central Front lly United I're.ss L'hlncMi lionrm .supported by Ain- erlciin airmen arc sweeping the diisl oil the llcelni: Japanese on China's central, front. Some 13(1(1 Japs are reported killed nr wounded and many more have Joined (lie line of prisoners In the Ittn section. Oilier ChliiK.c forces arc press- Ing on IfwaJunK. major enemy huso In the Tung Ting lake sector On the northeast corner of the lake Mill U. H. Air I-'orce brinbed nil airfield opposite Yo- I'how, «lar.hlii|[ the runways. mine fin miles away 1MO War- hawks dive' bombed and machine gunned bridge approaches nnd blew up a locomotive on Ihc railroad tracks near Yocllow. Olher planes swcpL alnirj the VniDlIxe southeast of Icliang am Khn»l, and damaged one large ves- t.r'l and strafed other boats. A plain', a truck nnd operations shack were destroyed In a raid on an airdiomc. and 15 trucks, shelters and barrack.! were tvrcckcc In an American attack on a lowr luiitlieasl nf Icliung. .Some planes were damaged by nii-aircrafl lire during these rald.s New York Stock* ncule labor situation. In Ihe wcslcrn part of the eoun- ly, however, the sand storm of May 15 heavily damaged Ihc crop anil where Ihe land was not well drained the excessive rnlns have made the crop far below nvcrnge, agricultural experts say. Like South Mississippi County, the Missouri section on the north Is said to be In better condition than this vicinity. Blythcvilie and the surrounding section wns not ready lor this emergency, even .though the labor shortage appeared certain many months ago, according lo lending farmers. Some believe It | s not yet hopeless al:d that plans beiufi made may help to prevent a great decrease In production. The collon crop of this .section is a month ahead of a crop planted on Ihe same date 10 years ago because of development In production and so the harvest may be much less than In the p.ist several years, It Is said. A T ft T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper . Heth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen lilcctrlc Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Ccnlrnl Inl Harvester Norlh Am Aviation 155 '1-3 01 1-1 01 3-1 81 112 55 1-1 '17 7-8 II! 3-3 GO 1-2 12 1-2 Republic Sled ............ 17 7-fl Itadlo ....... ' Eocony Vacuum Kludcbakcr Standard of N J Texas Corp Packard . ; 13 3-t IS l-tl 407-8 4 3-4 U S Steel 55 3-4 July Sep. Chicago Wheat open high low close pr.cl. . I45l<, H5S 11471 144-Vi 1451', . H514 14514 144>i 144S 145% July Sep. Chicago Rye open hlgli low close pr.cl. 05S 97 M 08M 87)4 97',t- O5',i Messina, Regulo Caltihrla and San > Giovanni. • Supplement!!!); these blistering air lds llrltlsH submarines have Mink six ciioifiy ship", In tlie'lMcdltor- - luncan and hhc)led an airdrome on I do AxIs-occupUd. French Island , Q[ Corsica ' ' ' l 1 Quarrel 'Over Fleet , Mussolini^ (W whleW was 4 blast- " i cd bj American Plying Ftortrcsscj at Its Spezla hanc oh Ssturdny, Is roptirlcd tho flawn '•! a*ne» smiab- blc bo^Wicn Hitler and Jl Uuce. According to tho London Dally Mall, Mussolini has refused : Hitler's de- n'ands that lie moves 'the fleet to lattln v slullons In Southern Italy may get a virtual ultimatum roit! his Gorman partner. Indicating Ihe prevalent opinion n Italy, Stockholm ncwspapcn icar Iliat the 'Swedish colony' In nomn will , leave Haly soon— pre- uniably in -view of an inmiincnt Allied, Inva.slon, I ondon' sees slgni that the Invasion inhy>b;' B matter of days. fills opinion Is 'strengthened by rc- mrls from.. S]Mln: Hint Gibraltar •larbor IS.pracllcally.cinpty of war in<l incrchant ships following, a argo .scale movement. eastward into the ivlcdltorrmiean , Marshall May l«*d Spcculalloh In London and Washington centers on the' .'possible appointment of General George C. Marshall, , the American chief of stuff;' as commander of. thc.lnvad- . Ing army that, .will attack southern Kuropo. ' : '"'.'.• .': •'••.• Hig things may be InlDcntllnB for western Europe, too, -for a hugs new contingent of American filers have arrived In 'England— Indicating an early, Inlcnslflcallon of Ihe air assault against the continent. The air war. ; was static last. night, but today a great force of Allied bombers and flghlirs crossed, the povCr Stralls, flying high toward Calais, France. ahc air ministry says that ihe Naxts miisl be acutely mxloiis' about their rail transport' system as Hrltlsli planes knocked oiit 150 locomotives In Germany and occupied territory last month. The air mln- ml a communique from Lieutenant General Slllwcll says all our nnn.s were iu:c»nnli(l for. Hrlllsh planes uro hariisilug the •laps In western IJuinin. In the South Pacific American dins keep up their unceasing al-' lacks on Japanese bases In the Hnlnmons and on Kiska in Ihc Aleutians. A rot inn I Ion of Lightnings and .Wat-hawks silenced Jap RUII cm- plncrmenls on Cliolscul Island In the noilhcrn Solomons and Navy bombers stormed Mnmta, New Geoigia Island, In the central Solomons. Heavy be inkers and Ihc ni'W Venture medium bombers swooped over Kl.ska, hut heavy fogs prevented observation of the results. Meanwhile In Hawaii the new commanding general of the department, Lieut. Gen. Robert Rtch- rtdsoti rays Hawaii will bti a base for the oflcmlvc against Japan. And In Kan Francisco Adm. Chester Nlmilz, commanricr-ln- (.hlef of Ihe Pacific flcel, making a surprise visit to the United Stales predicts "more trouble for Hie Jap.s In the future.". New York Cotton open high low close pr.cl Jan. Mch. May Oct. Dec. 1968 1051 1038 1987 1072 1953 1939 1091 1975, 1048 193S 1985 1969 1066 1048 1035 1985 1039 1066 1951 1937 1983 1972 Islry says German rail transport has deteriorated. Cases Scheduled In Circuit Court The Civil Division of Circuit Court opened today with the setting of cases" and passing on motions taking up the first day's'ses- sion. •' '•'.,'..'• Jurors will be sworn in tomorrow when scvirai cases arc slated for trial before Special Judge Walter Klllough of Wynne. They are: Wylle Wiseman vs Ernest Van Bibber; I. L. Fisher vs B. F. Kli^cr; Fred W. Caldwell vs p. L. Webster; Puryear Grocer Company vs-II. V. Smith; H. O. Parilow vs Gene Lowcry. Wounded Osceolan • Returns To Service OSCEOL.A, Ark., June 7.—Cant. Samuel W. Fuller, husb'and of Mlis Virginia Cromcr. Is back in acllve service ailliOUBh ' his having ,-,bccn wounded in BCtioil was not officially announced until yesterday, Wcunrtcd In (he left shoulder April 24 during the battle of TM- nlsla, Captain,. Fuller his completely recovered, he hit informed Mrs. Fuller. " ; His home 11 In Laurel, Miss. '

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