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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUP! nOMIMAW'H Klt^iITfin » tir.n. '._ ..AM.Mt« i .o.. . . ... ^^ i^^^W W W ^^N^ THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOHTIIEA BT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME XL—NO. 40, Blythcvllta Dally News Blythevlllc C'oiiricr niythevlllo Herald Mississippi Valley Leader HLY'i'UKV.lLLK, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MAY 10, l!M;i SINGLE COPIES FIVK CENTS AFRICA CORPS TRAPPED ON CAPE Spanish gzcfgfor In New Peace Plea Today's War Commentary Costly Lessons Allies Profit From Early Mistakes By THOMAS J. UONOIIUF, of Untied 1'iess The Tunisian campaign lias taut'lit Hie Allied ai'mies and peoples much about bailie ladies, and the lessons learned auger well for the future. One of the outstanding lessons we learned was Ihe value of concentration in attack. The "thin, red line of heroes" might have been enough to win bullies in Kipling's day but not any more. There was an enormous difference • between the Allied jivinlcs that broke Ihe Axis grip on North Africa and the uncoordinated, Ill-equipped Allied armies that .streamed into Norway, and. later Into Belgium, lo their doom during the Blitz of 1940. Greece and Crete were not only epics of human courage against machines, bill nlso examples of the futility of "loo little, too laic." Adversity finally overcame for us Ihe mistakes and blunders of Ihc past. And in North Africa, we exploded Ihe myth lhat Ihe Germans had revolutionized the nil of war with Iheir Panzers nnd Stnkas. As has always been the case, for every form pi • offensive a defense to meet it can be .devised, The trouble until now was that the German offensive always had been just a step ahead of Allied im- provision. The stukas were a terrible weapon In Flanders, Greece nnd Crete, until" the 'Allies caught up with and overlook it. The development of fast, hcnvily-armed fighter planes soon made Ihe Slukas obsolete. The Panzers that crushed llirough'mademiately armed .Allied "troops In. every. .European campaign seemed- for a while to have outmoded every existing cqn- ,~..$I7tvOf^warfnijc....^^ Jlie nnti-la'nic gun,' wlilclV tiif-%iui;iirns"<iev°eloped lo a.high degree of efficiency, soon riilned the value'of the tanks as a pure assault weapon: Ufc of Tanks ItcfiiicU Now, officers in all armies realize it is suicide to send a lank head-on inlo a nest of anti-tank guns.'The Allies have refined the use of tanks lo a Greater degree than (he Germans. They are now an infantry support weapon, used aflcr a breach has been made in thc'encmy line byt infantry, bombers and artillery. In order lo wreck the enemy's com- municnlions, create panic and mop up resistance. The big guns, Incidentally, arc re- lurnlng once more lo Ihcir old important role after having stepped aside momentarily in delference lo Ihe atuka. In North Africa, Allied artillery was a terrible weapon and the accuracy of our gunners left nothing desired. We also have begun using artillery in closer support of infantry than ever before. And in the closing days of the African campaign, our caissons were rolling right behind Ihe assault forces. In the air we were supreme. The unexpectedly quick collapse of Axis resistance al Bixcrlc nnd Tunis was due in large measure to (he blistering »nd almost unchallenged attacks of our bombers. Yet. even more encouraging llian the way we defeated the sluka. improved (ho use of nrllllery, revised and bcllcred old concepts of tank warfare and gained aerial mastery, was the way we coordinated all branches of arms into a .'.ingle, h,-(rd-hiUtng (cam. Artillery Supported Infantry There were occasions in Tunisia where an Infantry advance was held up by a particularly strong enemy hill position. The Infantry commander would telephone back lo tils artillery battery and to his supporting air squadrons, asking that- they "brass up' the enemy strong point. Usually, within an bour, the job would be done and Ihe infantry could go ahead. Throughout Ihc Allied attack, our planes completely blanketed the enemy's front and rear, his comiunnicalion nnd supply lines and his Iroop columns, artillery concentration. 1 ; and machine B IIU nests Air power was never applied on such a grand scale over any balllcticld before. And It was "Allied" alrpowcr, rather lhan British or American Uiat did It. On occasion, British Infantry were supported by American planes and vice versa. The same goes for artillery and tanks. ; The Germans themselves concede grudgingly thai the British have learned their lessons well during three years and eight months of war. They belittle the. part the Americans played in the last great battle, but that Is part of Ihc current Nazi propaganda line. The Hrttlsh have nothing but praise for the valor, Ingenuity nhd ability of the Americans, and the Yanks have ivn equally high regard for the Fighting: Tommies. The way thc : French fitted in with the Allied, armlss nnd the manner in which'they foughl have gone far to restore the prestige of J>ance. The Foilu once was called one of the world's best fighting men. The British and Americans who watched the French light In Spokesman For Mine Owners C Ii a 1 ,c n g e d For Words Against Workers WASHINGTON, May ID. (UP) — The War Labor Board panel hearing on Ihc coal dispute had some lively minutes today. The chairman challenged a. spokesman for Ihc mine owners for questioning the patriotism of Ihc United Mine Workers. ronnei 1 U. S. Senator Burke opened the testimony of southern operators by saying thai during 10 weeks of direct negotiations the union hnd not indicated a willingness to sacrifice in the interest of the war effort. ' Chairman Morris L, Cook of. the panel immediately took exception to Ihe statement and. said' 1 lie'did hot think it . canlrlbutcd JO 'the amicable 'settlement of' r fhc ; ilispute.- Burkc demurred nnd snid lie had nol nicnnt to attack the patriotism of "the rank and file of miners. The attorney who was selected by the WL.B lo represent John Ii. Lewis .stayed out of Ihc argument. Burke continued his testimony and ended by eulogizing the patriotism of the miners. A report from Uniontuwn. Pa., says (-hnl. 25 coal miners who re- fnrncd to work on the Saturday after president Hoosevclt's ultimatum had.been fined S5 each by Ihe union in not waiting nnlil Monday.when the union order lo resume work went inlo ellcct. Housewives To Get Sugar For Canning WASHINGTON. May 10. (UP) — The pPA is allowing housewives an extra K pounds of sugar for home canning. This year 5 pounds of Ibis extra allotment can be used for jams, jellies and preserves—an increase of four pounds over the amount allowed last year. The OPA hopes people will use j ; ,ms nnd jellies on Iheir toast Instead of butler. If you want extra sugar tor canning here Write your and Its! Ihe total number of ((im you will is whal you do: local ralion board plan lo pm ,,,_ 25 pounds be sufficient for about ICO quarls of preserves and fruits. Be wire to lell how much sii»iir Is going to be used for Jams and jellies. Riles to have A daughter, who been named Jonn-tto. was dead at birth yesterday morning at Ihc home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam May. 2003 vvctt Cherry. Condition of [he mother is very good. Th? Rev. Clifford Ihackcr, pastor of FuM Gospel Tabernacle, conducted funeral rites noon at Maple where burial was made. Bc.sidcs her y cs i cr ri ay after- Drove Ccmclcry, three sisters. parents, lh G rc arc Lots Marie. Elsie Helen and Shirley rum, M i y . an(I one brolhcr. Orady Lawrence May. Livestock ST. LOUIS, May !0 (Up)_;iOff reccpts 17^50 head, with 16,500 salable. Top price 14.G5; 180-280 l 1 ??!!^ ' 15t) - H - M : MO-160 pounds -13.60-14.10; sows H.00-1425 Cattle receipt 4,359 hcnd , wt [i, 4,(XK) salable, and calves 1,300 head, all salable. Slaughter steers 11.5016.75; slaughter heifers 10.75-16.00; stockcr and feeder steers 10.75-15.25; canners and cullers 7.50-10.75; cows 11.00-13.00. Tunisia are Inclined to agree. This cooperation on the Held of battle between service arms, leading to closer coo)>crallon among Allied nationalities, should have a stimulating effect on the people of Europe awaiting liberation. They see that the Unlled la lions fighting Ihe Axis really arc united in battle, auguring well for continued union when the fighting ends, ALEUTIAN ARENA: Shadows of o Coming Offensive "ormolcrioUfor U.S. Aloiko boicdoMtniivn ILIEI HITSIS MM If DIE OF 'niiico Links Moils With Those Of .I'opc; Allies Not Interested lly ilnllctl I'rrss £igns of a summer offensive in the North -Pacific arc seen as a ; new..U. S. air base 60 miles |held Kiska is : rcvealed and American planes and ships hit cncniy in the Aleutians wllh .»_Map rounds.up recent actons in the area west of Alaska Legioii GommanrJer Takes : Vi. : AGlioft,. ^A{icr>'.,.C> r Q,U p Apologiezes To Lewis ; MEMPHIS,-'Mliy 10. (UP)—Na- iional Commander Uoanc Waring awaits.a report-on Ihc InvesliBa- lion of South Foil P.osl number B7:i of Ihc ' imcricaii Lesion, in' Jolmslowo, Pa. Waring ordered jin immediate in-" vesti(jnlimi \yiicn '\l\\c post' apolo- giy.ed to John TJ. Lewis for a re- ccnl f.pccch in which Waring, at- lacked the United Mine Workers' president. V; .The dohngjowii Post wrote lo Lewis: "It hns been willi mixed emotions ol shame and disgust that we have witnessed this allack by Commander Waring on a man who has b'cejl the lender of or- Banlxed.labor's cajisc for M years." •-And the post upologizcd for Us part in placing what It termed "ii man of the character and mentality of noanc Wnrhig" in office. Waring ordered Pennsylvania legion officials-to probe' inlo the mailer and determine whether the South Fork post should be ex|>cll- ed from thc.i.national veterans' organization. ''5 • Air Freighter^ Fly Supplies .15,000 Mills To Indian Base lly: 'rcss The haltlc of supply isSswingiiiK in the Pacific, war lhcalor/| in fiivor. of tlio Allied . . . . American commercial l^rs; | mv ^ ,tun;i«ll, oiit the longest ;iml !(ii'gOsL-inii^s"l,Hiiisport--lligM'm''histxJi : y io^iipjily our ' - '- : NASHVILLE, Tcnn.. May 10. (UP)^—A resolution recommending [ (bat John L. Lewis and all who counseled, aided or abetted In recent mine work'stoppages be dealt with ns enemies of bur government las been made public by .tbe excc- ulive committee of Tennessee's The resolution signed by «oy Hall, of Jacksoji, .slnlc commander, states Unit .the legion flcplores nnd denounces Ihc nets of Lewis In issuing a no trespass order, and thereby seriously disrupting war production. The icsolnllon demands Mini all strikers be, dratlcd and detailed to perform their dulics In uniform at military pay and under Army rcgulnflaiis for the duration of the war. lighting, forces in the Far Ma'st. Flying Iho newest Curtiss-Wrlght •» cargo planes, the Ilicrs ferried an Ions of shipping 16,000:miles lo an Indian base. The trip was nutdc In four days and. two hours. .11 is hailed ns Ilic first step toward Ihc fulfillment of President Roosevelt's promise to provide .more flglillim jnnlcrlals /or heavier blows against Japan in llml area. On Ihc other hand. Japan Is finding It Increasingly hard to supply her 'forces in New Guinea. The Japs now are 'using smaller vessels on the shipping iiiiies and front olxswvcrs Indicate Ibis may lo be due to the large loll taken by the Gen. MacArtluir's bombers. Flurries of land, sea and ah 1 action arc'reported from nil sectors of the Pacific. American and planes nrc battering steadily nt Jnpnti bases in Burma. Heavy American bombers again Wasted Ihe Rangoon Railway yards, destroying a roundhouse. In Western Jliirnm, Ihe Japanese have pushed' tbe British from an operating base 55 miles north of Akyab. Did front dispatches Indicate Ihc rclrcHt has latticed no decided change in the military situation To Give Americans also linvo carried out Iheir first attack on Ihc Chinese port ol Canton since Nov. 1C. Six- Icon Japanese Interceptors were shot down nnd one plane was lost by (he Americans. Dispersal arras, hangars. Fuel storage dumps nnd repair shoes al a Jap airport wi-re hit.. Tokyo radio reports thai nn unidentified submarine shelled Islands of Jnpan proper. And n Dnlch submarine hns sunk a 7500 ton Japanese supply ship in Ihe Straits. Gen. MricAl thur'.'i hcridfmnrlcrs also reports n flnrcup In ground activities on : New Guinea. And Australian Iroops ambushed abw), f< n ,la])s in Ihe area, accounting for one Ihlrd of them. Allied planes also were active over New Ouipea. And seven Japanese bombers al- tacked a settlement, near Daiwln, Australia. L. S. Bcnlsli, who was elected president of Ihe Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce at a recent state convention In Hot Springs *»",i? lv f a ,report [of the conclave at the local meeting tonight. Lif/htniitf/ Kills Farmer Al Wilson Grcely IligRan, fanner on Ihc Lee Wilson plniiliitlon at Wilwn. was killed Instantly Saturday morning when struck by lightning while walking lo work. Me was 31 j Walking on tlio Ray Mann farm of the Lee Wilson Company. Mr. Rlggan was killed during a very light thunder storm which occurred before a rain. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Kuby Rlggan;-two daughters. Miss Doris .lean Rlggan and Miss Clinrlone Rlggan; n son. Theodore Kigali, all ol Wilson: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rlggan. and two brothers. Jnrvls nnd Jimmy IIIBR&". all of Smlthville, Miss. Born at Smlthville, he hnd lli r «I at Wilson several years. Funeral services were held afternoon at Pnrni Cemetery Amory, Miss. Arkansas Briefs MTTI.K HOOK, May 10 (111 1 ) •' — Oov. A'lhin. 1 ! s:tys Ire has cnU- ' a ircctlng nf his wi»r cniiTccn- cy board for Tuesday lo |rer- -fect organization. Tlio seven-man hoard was chnsen liy the fciirral assfnibly In advise with the Rovcrnnr in tbe Administration of a special $250,001) cmurgi-nry mud for i mnli. \liiij; saliiptiigc, riol- i»C, «r oilier cnicr(jpiidcs in war lime. Members of the lioarrt arc Maurice Smith of Itlrclcyr, H. C. Mack ol NcHpnrt, Kwln* 1'ycaM of FVycKcvllfe, H«ra<:e Wagner of Hiulbtrry, Iltii Woolen of l.iltlc Iterk, 1'rank Bloom of I'inc Bluff ahd Tnni Ctnnptui of I'rcscol. MTT1,K ItOCK, May 10 HJI'l— The Stale Ileparlmiuil of Krhieallnii says nr,v<-lo-l,ist i-omtnon school apportioiimenl payment^ will hr. pul In tiic mails today. The iiaymcnls will I'ntijf tin: year's aniiprlion'nenl thus far lo 512,50 |«r pupil. Crawfnnl <;rfcn, dircclnr of tlie Department's information division, has revcalrtl Ilial lr>- clay's c-licrk.s tolnl }HKI,g!)f) roughly 51 for each school child. I'iMliS, May 10 (1ir|— Three .miners were killed In an ex- pliwioii hi the super fuel mine six miles west of Paris, Ark. Several other miners had Iwcn al work al Ibn pl.irc • of Ilic explosion, bill .bail iiinvnil In amilhrr nail of (lie miiir. I'ans wliirh vcnlilitnl tbe miiir stopped working, anil BUS :\K- mmiilalccl, causini; tbe explosion. The vlclfms were Blarvfn Swain of llrnnrh. Ilillianl llnr- rnnlili anil Thomas Ilrumlcy of Taris. of Spain !mn • (Mil out a iiaicu fooler lo prevent, Kurupa from IjU'omiiiK iinoUior Imlilelield following mi Allied Invasion. The SpiitiiKli dictator must 1m vo foreseen Hint. tlio siijj- cstion would' I'ccuivo llio told houlder in -both London anil \Viishinnlon.- OITidalK nl both cnpiliils merely i pointm! to (.lie CiiHiililniica (Iwisiiin U> linlil on Tor iini'omlilioiml MiiTiMuler ol' Urn Axin. A Ililllsh Korclsn Olilro .spoki's- nuin describes the feeler us "ii foolish Uilng.'v And lio suld Spnln still hopes lor tin nndefoiilcd Clm-- innny. l-'riinco ijwidn n sprawl «(. rtl- incrln today In which lui iillumpl- ccl lo link lilK move wllli Pope Plus. B(inln, i.ulil Hie dlelnlnr, has "milted herself with (he Pope's efforts lo rc-eNtiibllKh world peace, •Snys War Hi ,"l)cinl Binl" The [iencnillsMmo clnlinctl I hnl the war 'had rcaohed n'detid. end— tlinl. nclllicr 'side IN .strong enough lo destroy (lie oilier. Tills marked n chiniKu In the line (iikcn hy m'en ' 111 till! |)IISl wlio have 'confidently predicted nn Axis victory, i •:•:•••••<.• • ' • •And the dictator sounded '»• nulo henrd often hi Axis propaganda when "lie repeated ''(ho'H'to.wiiton Ihiil, he piit It. "Cohiiiuiiilsin Is lH>nl on dcsl roy'ini! European iiml western civilisation.". l''iunco asked. bulli .sides lo cease firing «t once. : H Is clear Mint neither side In- Icnds to heed him. Nw.l oilidiils IIHVG Intensified their program .of terror iiHBlnsl the ulllmns at occupied fturope In what Is plainly n case of Invasion 1 Jitters. Nml Anniversaries The Minds lire observing two 1111- iilvcrsnrles todny. Ten years uyo they hiirned the Hlble nhd afi.oofl other book* they ratal "im-Cier- innii." And three yens ngo Nuy.l troops crossed the borders of Belgium and liollniul.. The Axis .celebrated by dcclur- IIIR martial law In Holland rind arresting lliousnnds of Dutchmen And Nazi officials nrc 'organizing new. programs of terror lii Jugo- slavia nnd Greece. Much of || lc Axl.5 defense prcpnintloiis nro l;c- IIIB made In southeastern Kuronc Humor |«-r«lsl« (lint iicntrnl 'j'i, r Koy limy .soon throw her lol In with the ' Allle.v And Mini (he Unlled Nntlo)is will strike nl .-.outh- cnsl Eiiroiic from n bridgehead In liirklsh .Thrncc. Lcttchvillc Woman Fatally^ Stricken Mra, Pearly Cook of Lcnclivllle died 'IlmrHlay ntght nl lie)- liouin nllrr having been stricken with paralysis. She was 51. Horn .Iti .Sciinlh, Mo., she ImiR hnd llvcck.Hl I^activllle followlnr her itinrrlngc lo Charles Cook Other. members of her family' nrc tour sons, John A., I'vL Thomas L and IVt. Jnnies !'. Cook of' 111-' iVi" y ' ?/ ld Tci "l )lc Coo k of Lcnch- v He: fjvc dntiBlitcrs, Mrs. Nenl Mcllcnry of fx;:ichvlllD, Mrs Roy .Irhnson of Rives, Mo., Mrs. j w. I'illow of Bcnton tfnrljor. Mich. Miss Gladys Cook and Miss nelly Jo Cook of LeachvJllc; one slslrr nnd iwo brothers. New Orleans Cotton open high low close Mch. . inns 1937 ions IMG inrw May . 2050 2052 204B 2030 2052 July . 2025 2027 202-1 2021 2030 Oct. 2 200n 2011 2007 2010 COlli Dec. . 2000 2001 lf)D7 !!)!»!> 2002 In on Kill New York Cotton open high low close Mch. . 11)59 196!) |%i | Mr , I07 ^ May . 2020 202-1 2018 2021 2022 •'"l.V . I DIM lOSfi IS92 IMS lf)M Oct. . inso insi 1370 1930 insi Use. . 1970 1075 )965 1965 I DTI MaJ.-Gcn. Oninr N. Dradley, who loolt over comimind (rom IJcnl.-Gcn. Cleoigo S. Pnllon, Jr., when Americans shifted In norlhci n Tunisln In April, hciulcd i U, ,S. drive Inlo Illzei-le. Axis Lines Rolled Back In Caucasus lly llnllnl 1'irs.i The lilissluns UK: piiKhlntt Mil! Oennalis slciullly buck to the ficu In Ihe niM'lliern (Jaucnsm. Koruhi); Ihelr wny throuish i now Axis delt'iisc batrled noi'lhCHSt ol Novurossisk, the Uussliuis Imvc an- iilhlliilrd .two OeniiHi) conipiinlos. lied Army artillery tils smashed lo dust numerous enemy machine gun nests, nrtllluiy nnd trench mortar bulibrlcs. ..," .. .-. . . '.' ''. Tile. Oei'iuaiis are »pce(llng frosl^ forces to their lotlcrlni; .Otmcnslun brldf;ohD:id un|l;(Li'c (le.sperrttcly t;Qn- ic'.'lhiK cycry'-ittick'nii'd riilBc before their K real nnval hurbor of Novor- ossisk. rjul lo lltllc avail. For 'dto- Imlchcs (,ny Uiat the Germans lire steadily tailing back lo Ihu frinura of Ihe Tiiiiinii I'enlnsiilii. The Soviet ulr iirmadii has been wnrklii'i; 'at lo|i speed all over Ihc eastern front, l.nst week, flusslnn pllol.s - dcslroyed or dinnnt'cd 9,'!0 Axis pliines. Compi'ircd 16 n Soviet loss of 2:!5. Til tho OcmctB IWaln, the Germans liumclicd several counter nt- lnck.'i to i-pt'iiiu liwl position.'!. lint lied Army troops turned buck all. Meanwhile, HiiNiln Is Gold lo be lumiltif! 11 new division of Poles In Hiissin lo fiRjil beside Ihc lied Army. 'Hie division, -Is reported lo Imvc been requested, hy the Union of 1'ollsh Patriots 111 the Soviet Union. The Polish luiny formed In Kfissln, lust year IIAJ: been inured to I'ersla. Charles Dies Last Cb.nlc.s it, Iltry/lston, long n j'esi- dcnt t'l Ulythcvlllc, died last nlehl nt his home, lia Enst .Sycamore. He was 'III. runcrul ficrvlccs will be held to- niOMtnv iidiriidon, U o'clock, ill Cobb 1'iincrnl Home, with burial at IClm- woiiil C'ciuelcry. Both of Ills sons are in Ihe r.crv- Icc. bill one will be nble lo attend Ihc riles. JjOiinb lioydston of the Navy now stationed at Mllllniiton, TCIIII., will be here but Pvl. James Hoydstoii of Camp ftobcrls, C'tillf., is unable to come, lie also leaves Ills Mite. Mrs. Willis Uoydslon. Horn In Mississippi, Mr. Boyd- ;,lon came here a number ol years Crops Get Needed Rain r'armcrs and gardeners were happy Unlay alter n total of .7(1 inches of rain had fallen Saturday and Sunday, followed by mostly cloudy «-e.illier to keep' Ilic moisture In Hie ground, where It was badly needed ' ^ Crops of the field and gardens .ire believed lo be In Very good shape, following the rain but more moisture could also benefit, It Is snid. More ' 75,000 ffayc," Surrendered; Remainder Under Heavy Titc fly United I'rrss The victorious Allied armies Imvc begun Ihe final Hlanifhlcr ol an euliniated 100,000 Axis lroo])!i caught hopeleKHly in the Tunisian trap. liy Irtiul, sea nntl air, :t rc- itlcri. i ;tin of hoitibn and f.'hell.s i;i pouiing down un tlio iwmy, virUiully itcalcd up now' in the nanow coiii'mes ,< of Gape Ron peninviln ' r ' A few icnor Elrlqken Axis liojjr hiwe tried to get out of the slaughter \KI\ In Miiall boats liiit on'r bombeis ni7 rlfc'ht on top of them, ' mid our ships nrc .swiirmhig' ubout ' 'lie Up of Hie Peninsula In an ulr Bill blockade 'Hutu enemy vessels have been Mink off llio noilh Tunisian caisi Lmbukallon piers have ucon set iillic Hingci, wn:ill lumtfl nnd ul leiisl one uiruo (.lilp— ncnrlj nil of which v,ue jimincd with frightened' enemy soldiers— liiivu been mnk, blown up or dilv- e nbiuk lo shore by otlr planci 'HlorkiidB to ; Oiiliniie „. An Allteil imimmlqiic iajo HID blojtiulo will (.onllnuo unlll cvciy Insl. A<ls snldicr in has been accomilcd - for. Twenty-five thousand of I'llllci'i IlncU Imvc siii- rendviul unconditloiiiilly lo this Americans In Ihc noilh aflti Hie • Yanks launched n terrific link,artillery (ind Infmilry nssuull. Hint cut nfi (lie enemy's cuapc lo the East Coasl. 'Ilic Amcilciin bag rnlicdtoson\o- whero Ixjlwcen 75,000 and 100,000 the• number pf Axis prlMmeri livl-- oii;«o fur In Turilsln—Just nbou'l half o' the entire eneirty army Sik. ~cr.ini\n Rcucrali, nro among thiMn "Ji«V/Uie'*othir ^Ujlf— those on* Bon !'cnlnsiiln*(v'nd Hi, ap- s projaJies-^-aiu /IslilliiB bitterly, apparently Intent on exacting a- nenvy a toll us possible; before sq, ing down Official dispatches iri- dipale that Iho doomed 500BO lo IW.WO Axis lioops leiiuliilng in Tunis are In an uttcily hopeless) Dosltlon nrltlsh and rrenth lioopi nre hnmmerltig-relentlessly nt the rtxln rcmiinnlj with tnnk.s, Infanlry, af-' llllel-y' and ! plnncs. The Luflwaffe lias'left'^Tunisia. . ..- ' ' Our phiiies, in vast numbers, aie •i!in;.-|iln(; nl the enemy's Island- Ihitt dot the Mediterranean between Europe and'Afrlcn. One hundred Allied bombers again bombed the Italian naval base nt I'qn- telcrla ui\<t ralermo, only-ji tiouro niter a devastating raid by. 400 American .lionibcrii In Pcnlellerla. Huge columns of smoke arc spiral- Ing over Ihc ,buse .'and' for aomc unknown 'reason our planes have encountered nn enemy fighter opposition. Thirteen : enemy planes, however,' were shot down by ow bombers anil fighters over Palmeio where emit 'damage wus caused. 1 Airfields In Sardinia 'also :were at- Inckcd by British bombers/ . Now Price Ceilings Effective In 130 Cities lly United rrrss Uncle Sam Is clerklus today nl (he corner grocery .More. At. independent retail B VOf(lr!i '" more than 130 citlM across the country, the lady of Ihc house will find thru ihc govcrninrnl has set Ilin maximum prices of milk, butler. CRRS. and cheese, nutl a tew oilier things ns well, such as soap, cereals, canned milk, conce. nwca- ronl and poultry. She cnn go inlo nnollicr small Rroccry nt the oilier end of town. But she will find the same price ceilings. The new OPA setup lias established lls revised ccillufis not on the basis of whal any one store charged In March, or No- vember, hut on a fixed dollar and cents basis covering all (he slores In any community. And the order Is the first move In a plnn to help Ihc housewife lo cany a full market basket home for less money. Step number two will bo lo add more Items lo the celling list every week, until al! major foods me Included. Step three will see (he big super-markets and chain prooerlcs brought under Ihc same arrangement. These three steps begin the bib- job of cutting back food prices to where they Ijelong. Bui they're just cyc-opcncrs to step number four—the order which will actu- nlly rrdnre by 10 per cent Ihr pro.M-nt iiitr.cs of roffcc, butler nnd five kinds of meat. Tuts order is expected lo take effect June 1 llmi'Rvpf, its method of whit- Iling down prices lias met wllli strong hint* that Congress' -limy try lo IntelIcre because It's based on a govcr»ment subsidy to food processors, Some Congressmen just don't like the Idea of subsidies. Then, too. one tabor -.spokesman says thai the 10 per cent rollback on just seven Items Is little more than peanuts.- Bui Hie OPA believe. 1 , its program Is a.start toward meeting the pressure from labor to raise wages to mctt rising living costs. : -Governor ;Says Americans Always Will Have Sound Government LITTLE UOCK. Mny 10. (UP)'— We are ncl e°lng lo have either a dictatorship or a totalllarlau form cf goveinmcnl In America. That's what Clovcrnor Adkhis said p.t a meeting of the Arkansas Utilities Affoclatlon this mornhig.. The governor raid it cannot be rteniecl llitit centralized Eovenmicnt in lls bureimcratlc maliitestBtioin hns. attained proprtlons that are alarming, but that' the war has nccesnlaled much'ot this. Adfcjns Hill it this way—"un- scund llnkcrcrs In government have nnrtoiibtcdly fouglit to list the \pniergcnoy lo exploit schemes that' are! nbhorrcnt lo our form of government—jchcmes lhat ivoultl wllhcr In the uornial light of Lruc.-American' principles." In' .'every war In which . Ihh cciintryj has ciijascd federal power has expanded vastly. However, Adklns gave assurance that tho American people nlivnys liavc regained the liberties surrendered during lime of war, and that he was sure history will repeal llsclf. Chicago Wheat open high low close prcl. July . H3« -H3S l*2-?i> !««{-H3H Sep. . 113'i U4Vi 143* 143:4 H4!i July Sep. Chicago Rye open high low close pr'cl, , 89 'S 89'X, MS £S'-i »>/, . 91 9H4 90H 91V4 91«

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