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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OJf NORTHS A ST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUMK XL—NO. 7-1. Blytheville Dally News Blytlievllle Courier Blylhcvlllc Herald Mississippi Valley ARKANSAS, KH1DAY, JUNIO SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS PANTELLERIA SURRENDERS; ALLIES LAND First Casualties Returned To United Stales Many Teachers Fail To Renew Contracts; Replacements Are Sought The public schonls of lilylhe- ville. like olher educational systems at this lime, need teachcih badly for the coming school tern with runny \aeancics remaining after contracts had been offered b; (he school board, it has been an nounccd. The school also will have a new .superintendent, William Nicbolsoi of Clarksville, Tenii., succcediiu W. U. MeCluikin who entered th Navy several months ago. There arc already five vacancic in the senior high school ami fiv in junior high school with a pos sibllily Ilial Ihere will be mor before school opens next Scplem her. Miss Hardy lo Keturn Miss Rosa M. Hardy will rctur as principal. Miss KiTic Lee T'ci roll and Mrs. O. E. Quellmalz wl leach social science wilh Mr Quellmal/ 1 , beinij transferred froi Sudbury elementary school. An Green returns as instructor of phj sical education and athletic direc-. tor for boys. ' Miss Luna 13. Wilhclm and Mrs. L. E. Old return as teachers of English. Mrs. Lucien Colenian again will teach languages. Miss' Carolyn Haley .will direct the glee club and teach subjects yet to be assigned. Miss Cecil Cassidy returns as leacher of .business i education. Mrs. Sanford Boonc again will serve as librarian. The home economics; department will be under, direction' of Mrs. Freeman Robinson A .Mrs. Frances Dakon is to teach physics and chemistry. 1 \ . • '. Seek -Instructors Instructors are bemg\sought for classes in -science, physical educaT • tion ff^r,; Pirls,; nip^heqifliW^s,,, 'i£vf>'l2 nnd. vocational agriculture."'"" ' In Junior High school, Miss Moiiia Hughes will serve as principal 'and Mrs. Lanicr Reed will teach mathematics and music for Ihc only teachers to return. Instructors of physical education and mathematics, physical education and English, and three other classes have resigned. . Four teachers already have resigned in the elementary schools, but Miss Winnie Virgil Turner is returning as elementary supervisor. At Central, Miss Lcnorc Swcar- ingen will teach sixth grade; Miss Sunshine Swift, fifth; Mrs. Carl Vickcry, fourth; Miss Mary Outlaw. Ihird; Mrs. Joe Craig, second and first. All of the Langc teachers are to return. They arc: Mrs. Ed Hardin, Mrs. Herman Rimer, Miss Margaret Dunmire, Mrs. Eileen Clements, Miss Betty Jane Martin and Miss Elizabeth Halstead. At Sudbury, many changes will be made. Mrs. Fred Hanna has resigned and her position lias been Civen -to Miss Hcloisc Ramcy. who today became Mrs. Fiskc Miles. Mrs. Quellmalz's posilion has been filled by Mrs. Charles Dawd, a substitute teacher of Ihe past year Accepts New Posilinn Miss Mcdrltli Hancock, tcachci in this school after havinj alsi taught at Central, resigned lo accept a position as bookkeeper for Ulythcvillc Water Company where she began work June L Mire Margucrilc Silaz has resigned in contemplation of beginning some kind of government service. Oilier teachers here arc Miss Mnry Itublcr. Miss Edna Earl Williams. Mrs. B. F. Hays. Miss Dor- IT MS STEPS TO STOP 1 :..„. First casualties returned to the United btales Irom Attu recuperate at Northwest Army hosnHal at Seattle. L. to R.: pvl. John E. Terknetl, Eastland, Tex.; Pvt. .Joseph U. Kcnskl.. Detroit; I'vl.- .lames A. Marcdtlh, Sprlngncld, III.; Pvt. Woodrow W. Frencli, Greenwood. Mls.s.. and Sat, Forrest W. Johnson, Flatrivcr, Mo. (Passed by U.S. Army censors from NBA Iclephoto). Yank Fliers Deliver Hard Blows On Japs At 3 Pacific Fronts By llnilecl Press American ilicrs tire btilVeliui; Die Japiinc.so with ing blows on three widely .scpuraled Pacilic fronts—the Solombjii-, Au.sli'iiliri antl Chinti. Marine and Army fighter pilots intercepted rind .shot down four enemy bombers over the American dominated northeast end of Guadalcanal. : ' ' Liberators, flanked by fighters, raided the' Japanc.se air '•base at Vila in the central Solomons. But results were unobserved. ; ~^ — : ——— '• • A spokesman for Admiral Halley's South Pacific Command says 28 enemy planes were downed tills week , In Ihe. Solomons area. Am lie says 4nc enemy. Ls increasingly nervous over.the situation in thi South' Pacific.. ... ,.'. ,. ... . ;" i • In the Australian theater, re connaissance pictures' of more thai a hundred Jap planes at Fiabau New Britain," brought Amcricai bombers out -forv'a three-hour rale It was the strongest force of Lib crators and Flying Fortresses sen iUQDRESSES 'ower Companies Respond- edTo Government Needs, Executive Tells Club ' James Hill Jr., in . his talk on Utilities in the War Effort" yesterday at the weekly luncheon nccting of the Rotary Club at Hotel Noble said that "when the government requested power for :ts air fields, munition plants, ship yards and oilier large war developments, in all cases power was available. There is no shortage of power but we tiu' icqucst our customers not to waste it." The president of Arkansas-Missouri Power Company lold of how frcm New Guinea in three montltf Forly tons of bombs were drop[m The heavy toll of destruction is lie iicvcrt to have snuffed out cncin hopes of renewing the Aerial of fcnsive on-Allied New Guinea out ix>sts. Packer Rcvca 1 Tricks Of Trade At Gu Luncheon Merc E. li. Under, foreman of the inrnch'utc department ot the IJIy- hcs'llle Army Air Field, gave an ntcrcslhig demonstration mid Icc- ure concerning the development ind packing of a paiaclnilc at the Clwiinls Club nicetins Wednesday loon at Hotel Noble.. Mr. l,lnder packed a parachute in 17 mlnulcs while lecturing. Ho pointed out the superior qualities jf the nylon "chute" compared to :hc silk. The "chute" manufnc- :ured in the United States today far superior to the ones inap- nfncturcd In other countries, he declared. ' ',-" Mr. Linder has 'studied under five of the foremost parachute Kneclalisls in Hie world. He Dialed iliat four of these.men are work- Ing for our country at' this time with one for the enemy. The pnr- achute was originated in the Unlt- ai'iilliersville laxi Operator Arrested; Other Suspects Sought. CiM«rnii-:nsviu.E. M»., June I.—One man is belns; liuld In (he ounly jail here, ami imlhorlllr.s r seekliig nl least one more, li definite "drive" begun Ihl.i week > break up a so-called "laboi riickhiK rtiiR" which hus been op- in Soulheiist Missouri, am 1 >aiticuliuly 1'emlscot County, Ir ;(>lllii(j farm workers i»vay fiou he fields nnd inovlnB Ihcm I he norlhcrn Indusirlal center.;, iicli us at Hcnlon Harbor, Mich. Al Uuclmnan. well known Car- ullicrsvlllc laxlcab operator and Irivei, Is the man bclnn held in tho county Jail, and rliy. county ind Slnlc !ll(!hway I'alrolmcn are Keeking aiiollier trucker known as 'Mr. Goodman" for questioning. • lluchanan was an'eslctl into 'I'uesdivv nlBlit by• UlRliwiiy Palrol- iiiati \V. l(. Curler In Ihe Concord community, about la miles north of Caruthcrsville. His trailer triiik hclrt 21 white |ii'isons, scveial of whom had been working on Pem- Iscot, County fnrms. and a relief driver, in addition to lluchanan. (Jburccs nil-it Iluchaniin was chnrgcd with op- crating u motor cai'licr itiuck and trailer) for passenger (ians]Kirta- tlon and hire, ivllhaiit liiivlnu tlie necessary |>crmlt for such carrier from .the Public Service Conmtls- Next Step May Be Merciless Bombing Deals Knockout To Axis Island Today's War Commentary Italy's Malta I'VIl llrransc ll Was Isnlulcd II) THOMAS J, DONO1IIIR ol llnllnl I'ir-ss '['lie fiill of PiiiHollena is apt to \w. ovtT-cinpltii.si/.cd diii'liiK tin; next, diiy or HO, but us a maUtT of fuel it rt'pi'e- KCiits no great, (lisaKlur (.<) the Axis. 'I'luil inland iidimlly WIIN (loomed \vo«l<s njjo when il was cut oil' from supply and rclnl'orcuinont by Iho British Navy, its muTcmlur murcly WHS liastoiiiHl by a massive application of bombs and shells which made imiiosHililu a prolonged ClHMliy slliwl. States, with Germany up and improving It. hiking ,Later. Hussin. realizing the im|)orlancc of it. ir^-modcrn warfare, improved it furli.er. At the present time the United Stales has the most But while our aerial fortunes efficient "chute" in the world flourished, a-warning against optimism comes from a former Australian premier who's now serving on his country's..war council. He challenges Premier Curtin's report that the danger o[ a Japanese in- Mr. Under stated that IL ; had been improved to the extent that 9fi per cent of the accidents which once occurred can now be avoided. The personnel of the parachute vasion has passed. The former prc-|| department of the Blythevllle Ar- Kry. and olhy Jennings. Mrs. E. F. Miss Mary Lester Kimmons Miss Alma Peters. Six leachcrs were given 10 days time to accept contracts pending contact with other school districts. In the Yarbro school, included in the Blylhcvlllc district, Mrs. Frank Brine resigned. Other leachcrs arc Miss Kathryn nowcll, Miss Minnie Foster and Miss Alice Marie Ross. Tennessee Youth Held For Assault CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., June 11.—James Estel Dillon, 18, of Sel- mcr, Tcnn., waived preliminary hearing before Justice W. VV. Cor- bclt Thursday on charges of felonious assault, and was bound over to Circuit Court under bond of $1500. Dillon was charged in attacking Mr. and Mrs. I,. H. Holloman at (heir farm home near Mt- cola May 2Mh. Mr. Holloman was struck on the head and dazed, and Mrs. Holtoman's hand was broken. Dillon had been working for them, and slaying In their home. When arrested, he admitted his guilt officers said. Charges against Hulau Russell nnci Gene Majors, charged with firing into a group of men Ooblcr, were dismissed for lack of evidence when their hearing was called iu Ihc court of Justice Cor belt. the 250 privately owned electric utilities were furnishing 87 pqr cent of all the electricity used in the country. , He added "There are bureaucrats in Washington w'.io would destroy this great industry UuU lias been built up with the people's money by individual initial ivc and business management and turn it over to Ihc Communistic, criick- brain, share-the-wcalth, cradlc-to- grave advocates who have never produced anything tangible, have never earned a thin dime except through the public trough." How the privately owned companies, at their own expense, had pooled their surplus power from five foulhern slates to permit the location of the bauxite prcccsMng plant in Arkansas wits explained. Most of this was accomplished by bringing into u.sc all the reserve and some obsolete equipment owned by these individual companies, he said. He also told of the mammoth oil )ipe lines now under conslruc- ion; the vast amount of power cquired to operate these lines and :iow the privately owned utilities were meeting Mils new demand. In conclusion Mr. Hill said, "this var can't be won unless we all lo our utmost In work, in self sacrifice, In cooperation with each other and with our government, whether we like the domestic policy of our present government or not." James T. Kent, Osccola, was the only guest. ' mier says Curtin's statement comes at a time ivhcn he's preparing for Air Field is made up local women. These mostly women an election. He also says General MacAi tlnir's silence on Curtins ap- limism Ls significant. In Central China. American fliers came out on top in an exchange of punches with the enemy. They shot down one and possibly four other Japanese planes attacking, their air base. Our fighters had just I u ", n turned from destroying their seventh locomotive in a week and allacking other enemy transportation targets. .' have been trained under Mr. Lln- slon of Missouri. He was also charged with operating a motor vehicle without n chauffeur's license. The charges were filed directly Into circuit court by ] > i'osecnting Allor- icy Hobert W. llnwklns, and bond ,viis placed at $500 on each of the ,wo chaises, which Buchanan linn not made'late Thursday. Apprehension of Buchanan followed a "tip" lo Peinlscul farm operators Tuesday lhat.,"at leust three truck loads" of farm workers were scheduled to leave this county late.' that night for the northern industrial centers, One of the truckers was contacted in the Coltonwood Point Community just us he was "mr.Xiog up" his load; When Informed he faced arrest and prosecution It lie attempted to truck the people—about 12— without proper permits and licenses, lie abandoned his lond. Tills load came from the south par! of .the county, and would have made the trip on a small pickup truck, cquipixMl witli upholstered benches and ruinproof tarpaulin covcrins;. It was reported that several of the people, when abandoned by tlie trucker, caught busses for the northern Industrial centers anyhow. Workers lulurn Farmers scoured the county in der and arc proving efficient In the packing of "chutes." Other guests were Capt. C. L. Robinson of Ihe Blvlhcvillc Army Air Field and W. B. Higglns of Blackwcll. Okla. Jame. 1 ; C. Walsh of the Swift Mill became a new member and .1. Nick Thomas was awarded a pin for four years of consecutive attendance. .search of the other Soldiers Will Help Mend Flood Damage LITTLE ROCK. June 11 (UP) — The United States Army agreed lo furnish troops lo make repairs and help gel farming land ready for replanting. Representatives of New York Stock* A T & T 155 1-8 Amer Tobacco CO 7-8 Anaconda Copper 23 Beth Steel 63 7-3 Chrysler 80 3-4 Coca Cola ]10 1-4 Gen Electric 38 3- Gen Motors ; 54 7-8 Montgomery Ward 46 1-2 N Y central 17 3-8 tnl Harvester 703-4 II counties in the Arkansas River Valley have requested 2400 soldiers 'or the job. Information from the National Etciision Service revealed that iroops will work in groups of not less than 150 on projects requiring a minimum of 10 days. Troojxs will not be detached for general farm work. Aubrey Gales of Ihe Extension Service rays all work must contribute to crop production. lie says no charge will be made, however, materials- must be furnished by the counties. Meanwhile a committee ot six lias been named lo appeal clirccl- ly to President Roosevelt for road reconstruction funds. The dclcgn- lion will take lo Washington a list cf washed-out Irisjhways and an estimate that $755,250 will be re quired to rebuild them. Arkansas senators and congressmen have agreed lo seek a conference with the President next Tuesday. New York Cotton Nprth Am Aviation Republic Steel Radio . Soeony Vacuum 12 17 1-2 11 1-2 13 3-8 Studebaker 12 3-4 Standard of N • 56 3-8 Texas 'Corp 51 1-4 Packard 45-8 U S Steel 55 1-2 Mch. May July Oct. Dec. July Sep. open high low close pr.cl I!MS 1043 '1941 1948 1945 1929 1937- 1929 1935 1033 2023 2035 2018 2024' 2020 1085 1088'1081 1<)33 1085 1069 1961 1968 'Wount Paid 5500 Farmers In North-Of County; Increased Yields Cited The SW farmers In North Mi«- stesinpl County have receive;: $511.971.73 in Agrlcullural Conservation payments fcr the crop ycnr of 1912. These payments' are reflected in the increased yields o nil cioiw according lo Ray A Waters, with the Agricultural Adjustment -Agency. A preliminary checkup shows tha 5S1 pounds of lint cotlon was liar vested -per planted acre in Norll Mississippi County in 1942 aiv more than a million bushels o soybeans were harveslcd In tin cniire county. This does not reflect one year' work by the farmers but a pcrioc of years In which the farmers b this county have been praclicln conservation of the soil, it ha been pointed out. Extradition Sought 1982 18G5 Chicago Rye open high low close pr.cl. 97 98',i 97 08!£ .96H 99H 100',i 99 9954 68% LITTLE ROCK. June 11. (UP> — The slalc of Missouri Is seekin extradition of Mrs. Mary Welda Rippc lo St. Ixiuls on a chart of having kidnapped 76-ycar-ol Walter Rippc of St. Louts. TV hearing before Oov. Homer M. Ac kins lias been set for 2 p.m. Mrs. Rippc was arrcsled at Po cnhontas, Ark., on May 25th on charge filed at St. Louts. nuchaiian being first caught by the farmers loading his load In the northwest part of the county, just a few miles from this city. They reported lo the Slulc Highway Pntrol, who Intercepted Hiich- anan after lie had stalled, and placed him under arrest. The works were rclurncd lo lllis city ami ayti.. The third load, snld lo be cared by "Mr. Goodman" was not mrchcndccl, although farmers ourccd the county until an early our Wednesday morning. ,Somc Ihc people on Buchanan's truck .aled, however, lhat Ihcir "be- inglngs" were on the Goodman uck. When questioned, Buchanan tes- flcd he has been hired by tlic Mr. Goodman" to bring the people rom this county to Cairo. III., here Goodmnn wns lo consolldalc 1C Iwo loads and take them on to fichfgan. Buchanan said he had ccn paid $20 to truck the load rom here to Cairo. A severe shortage of farm labor xists In this county, with consltl- rable cotton "In the grass" due o shortage of cotlon chopper,-;. Ju.sl ccenlly the Farm Labor Commit- co made public formal prolesl sgalnst representatives of the Wa)ash and olhcr railroad companies coming into this section and en- Iclng semi-skilled farm workers to "ailroad maintenance crews and 'oundhousc shops. Several Cases Cilod In making the protest, several instances were cited where the railroad representatives had made offers ot "good Jobs at high pay" lo several young pemiscot County men who had been discharpi-d from the Army to return home and help on ihe- farms. H. was csltmatcd that from 100 to 250 workers, mostly men, both wlille and colored, had been "rc- cruiled" by the railroads for work on maintenance crews and roundhouse shops, About three weeks ago the first reports arose about the "wholesale trucking' of farm workers to the northern industrial centers When Ihe reports were found to be true farm owners and operators .sought the cooperation of city, county state law- enforcement oflicers to Iheie are some who will say that ihr cou(|iiest of I'anliulcrla Is convincing proof thai iilrn-owur alonu ^an win territory .without Ihr need jf baud fighting or Invasion. There Is a fallacy In such rimsonhiK when drawing any comparisons between i'anli'llerla nnd lulure operallons igiilnst Europe. Kuujilli'.s Cul Off One Is apt lo Cancel lliat I'an- cllerla had lo flgl'l alone and iso- ntrd from supply anil reinlovce- .iienl. It probably was ns much Hie .nek of Cood and'water Hint eoin- ,iellcd the garrison's surrender us .;hc imlnlmupled rain ol death .rum alxivc. Malta probably would not.have survived hurt Ihc Hrlll.sh .led been, unable Lo run through iiippllcs lo Unit Isolated garrison. Slrntenloally, .the capture ol ?iinlcllerln Is a defensive Biiln, Cor ,hc Alljcs 111 lhat 'It eliminates a trmiblcis'omo thorn In the side ol .'iilnrc operations farther north. H had to be reduced before we :ould' move against Sicily because it Is directly astride tlic pnthwny to thai big Italian base. H Is unlikely lhat Pautcllorla will novo lo be much of an asset in Ihc way of u'ilinse for of tensive oper- I'. 01 inlons: H Is so small that hardly ""• oiorc tban one. division of- Iroops :ould be stationed there; It -)ulv one medium sized airfield and l poor liarlx>r, sullablo only foi ;oi-])cilo boat- 1 ! or pcrlia|>3 svib- narlncs. I Ind It remained In Ilallnu hands, .id.vevcr, Itic enemy would have occn nblc lo send his lojpcuo :oats am! submarines, ns well as ilancs. against Ihc flank of im Allied expedition to Sicily. One other advnntagc we gain In .be conquest Ot PanUllcrla is Ihc ;!eamnce of a 40-mllc wide cllan- .iel through the Mediterranean lottlcncck for convoys bound to Ihc truckers, Near and Far East. The Mcdllcr- .'ancnn, to all extents and piirposcs. now can be called open lo our shipping. Tucllcally, Panlcllcrla taught us much. We learned' thai II Is possible lo blanket a small area over- ,cas with such a concentration of jonibs that lamphiblous troops will .•K able lo land under our ah cover. Undoubtedly, the Allied high jommnnd right now is marking out certain spots on the Sicilian or Sardinian coasts which will be (Iven Ihc Pantellci la treatment at some future date. The p'.rlcot, coordination achieved >y our various plane types—both British and American—over I'an- cllcrla, Is n pattern for the future. Tho manner In which the assault was sustained on an almost nonstop basis Indicates exhaustive planning and minute attention to detail. But there Is one important difference when weighing the results of air atlnck at Panlcllcria against what can be expccled when we miive iiKalnst Kurope. l)ofrhd(r< lli!li>lc.ss ,'l'ho (ksduuliirM of I'niilellciln wen: uniible lo inniii-iUL'i <iut nf the w") of our botnl) ultacks. 'Ihi'v had lo slay there mid Hike It. When Kim bniury wiis out of commission there vi'ns no replncinnviii for It H Icn troops were killed by shell or bomb blast, there were nc olhcrs lo lake llu-lr plane. I'll Kni'op:, however, and jnilec* In Sicily, our planes can devnstal small beachhead and dcslro. every Hvlin: .thlni; upon it. but a f;6on as tile barrage lllUs, reinforce niL-nl:; and leplacemenis can b rusheil In from the rear. 'Hint when: thu slratenlc air force come In. U Is Ihc Job of straleulo bomb (is lo range far beyond the. pros pccllvp Ijcaohhqad and deslroy th enemy's cocnihunlcatlom lines. H lallroadu "and hlHhways must .1)0 blown up tu prevent'such n movc- (ii'iihC ,of suppjlesj-iind, rclntqrcc- mcnls'to Uw llfrrKtcpcU beachhead. His Iroop "cohceiitValloiUi In the rear inu.il be attacked nnd Ms lank pools and gun cnplacc-ments l/lown The coordtimllon of Uib various bomber arms achieved In the on- slaiiRhl against .Pantellerla will stand In good sicad for the larger tasks ulicad. Thus. Pantclleria wns but a finishing school for our Mediterranean air force. It was not an end In itself but a means of perfecting 1 technique. • Panlcllcrla progably was not' In I'rlme Minister Churchill's mind whrn in: referred rcconlly to the extremely complex and lui/ardous landing operations which arc approaching. He probably was Ihluk- IIIB of objectives closer to Ihc heart of Ihc enemy's citadel. »i'of>gy Italian Pcfendcrs Five Oil Landing Troops Bill Quickly Overcome • By United Tress The Invasion palli lo Sicily has crn cleared. '.''"'' ':-.'' Tho ruined Island of Panlcllcrla as surrendered nnd Allied troopi invc landed under the protecting mis of cruisers'rind destroyers. : There was a crackling-of defense ' ire when our troops went aslioro is some of tlic Krogn.v Italian, tie-' cnders iipiiareiitly did* ^nut (know hat Ihclr commander , had rimy ip Iho while fln'g. This was quickly' stamped out. iuwcvur, and within• 22 minute';' he dcvafilnted Island was com- plclcly In our hnlids. '..,-." The end came shortly ncfo'io noon. Islam! lime, afler a clclti[;o of neiirly n million pounds of bombs had ripped the tiny volcanjcf formation for 13 days of unending uttack. llrjtxl Sccninl Demand Last nljjhl, after a' record as-, saull from dawn to dusk, [lie !ST land was asked for the second ttme 10 surrender. . H refused ;and Ihn bombardment .caiitlnucd.',. 'This iuon\liig,..' wiivcs .of our bombers went out over, tliii island again' when suddenly-; ;thc bombardier^' spot I eil n. wl) lie, flii g being' r ui i/ u p 011 the island's .halyard. . At' the amp time, 1 they /could nee,the :Uny Igurcs of Italian troops-draw Ing a argc ..white,/cross's*on.' jlic^ilrflold. 'Tho"Airicil.v.plrfiles•'roturncil .to heir huso 'wllh full: bomb loads! Allied assault .troops immediate-, y pill out. escorted by the floUljn vhlcli liad.'sbcllcd thc.islaHd sjX lines, ami .landed on the smoking slandj-' ,- • •'• ;-. •.•' '•'• ••~-" l { : .; : ;-", Tho flglit for PantcllerU was ovor. Just before the 'finish','. General Elsenhower and Admiral Sir An- Ircw Browne Cimnlnghitni saw' the Inal naval bomlmrdmcnl from tlic irldgc of n Drltlsh cruiser. The general nnd Ihc admiral were iboard the ship which' went clos^ \st to the Island's shore, batteries, a" daring effort lo lest their effectiveness. '.''.." • rants'Swarm Above There were so many planes over Pantclleria, during its final hours thai some formations' had to 'Idle The next and more Important chapters arc about lo untold. Attend Funeral Here Mrs Out-of-lown guests here for the funeral of John Smolheiman ycs- tenlny afternoon , wci'c: Mr. am Mrs, Robert Wllkcrson of Memphis, Mrs. Hilla Ford of Cairo 111., Ml.ss Uda Moore and Mrs I). K. Choale, 'sisters of Rmothcrman, Rubb Mooi Uier, nnd Phillip Choat Hlckman. Ky. Mr. and Mrs. Fiyron Jones, Mr. and Mrs. I.angdon Jones, Robert Jones, Mm. Fred Wright, Joe Mc- Cpce, Mrs. Amlcl Campbell and Clarence Smith, all of Kcnnetl, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. George nyslnger anil family of Joncsboro, J. G. lloyl and the Rev. ll. 15. U Bearden of Leachvlllc. above the clouds, waiting Tor tljo preceding : wives.; to- finish- their work. , ..'--, - -: •; •• - v Today,'.; America's Flying" For- Ircsscs flow^ovcr ^Allied,. 1 headciuhfj- tors.In a^vlclory piiradc'. Tlic fall of Pflntcilorla was of special pride lo Iiletit, Gen. Carl A. Spaat/, tlic American deputy commander ! of Allied air forces In northwest Africa. • •• • London observers arc speculating on whether, p lhe'Italian' flce(, now lore, a bro-|will venture, 'out' of lls hideouts to late, all ot'contest the Allied march on Sicily. In this connection.' President There arc five bicycles for every 12 Inhabitants in Sweden. Back Home in Style niakc close check-ups on the truck- trs, and sec if they had complied with all requirements before offering their trucks for passenger hire In Roosevelt held up Pnnlcllcrla lotlay as an example to the" Italian people and called on them to ovcr- Ihrow their Fascist leaders. He assured the people of .Jtaly..'that once the Fascist overlords' are top-: pled, they will be given a-free choice of a new government. But reminded them, too, that the effect of the Allied campaign igalnst Italy is Ihe perfectly logical and inevitable rcsillt of what ic called Ihc rnlhlcfs, traitorous course followed by Mussolini. ; The dramatic fall of Pnnlcllcrln :oliicldcd ;vvith a sudden spurt" of air activity over western Europe. Two large formations- of Allied >!ancs crossed Ihe Dover Straits this afternoon, heading toward Boulogne. The first, wave stayed Dver France for an hour and the second for 45 minutes. The Paris, Bremen and Calais radios were off (lie air.' ^_ ^ j !^ls'Tunisian T famiiy'~wnkh fl«dlfron^Bizcric"dufing"hostilities'. 'heods for home inV,two-wheeled horse cart, now lhat sound 01 jyM_h«s w £easM.Md peace_?eturns. ST. LOUIS. June 11 (UP.WHOg receipts 6.000. all salable. Top $14.30, 180-300 pounds, $H.20 to $14.30; HO-I60 pounds $13.40 lo $14.00; sows $13.60 to $14.00. Cattle 1,300. 1,000 salable; calves 500. all salable. • Slaughter streers $11.75 to $16.50; slaughter heifers, $10.75 to $16.26; stocker and feeder steers $11.00 lo $15.65. . . : New Orleans Cotton open high law close pr.cl.' Moh. . 1973 1913 1973 1976 1073 May . 1953 19S5 1963, 1953 I960; July . 2051 2054 ' 2030 2051 2050 CAI l"' OCt, Dec. . 2011 1905 2015 1998 '2009 1933 2015 '1997 1993 Chicago Wheat open:high .low close pr.cl. July . 145U 146 ;.145«'.1WH !44;V Sep. . IMj .1*814 vifeVSll^S 1«.';

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