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Blytheville, Arkansas
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LE COURIER NEWS VOLUME XI,—NO. 89. THK DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Btythevlllc D»Uy Newt Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader Reds Attacking In Many Sectors, Nazis Announce Firms Will Observe Monday As Holiday Practically all of Blythcville's business linns which ouserve uie Fourth ol July holiday will celebrate Monday, because Ihe holiday falls on Sunday, a survey lius revealed. This will give employers and employes a two-day vacation in the midst of the Midsummer heat, it was pointed out by those closing their businesses. Germans Claim Strong Russian Attacks On Central Orel Front Young Blytheville Woman Who Died In Kansas Will Be Buried Here The body of Mrs. Gladys Fcr- t'Uson Boinar, J9, who died Friday night in Wichita, Kans., will arrive here tomorrow morning. Funeral services will be held lo- morrow afternoon, 3 o'clock, at Holt .Funeral Home, by the Hev. H. E. Sliimis, pastor of Full Oos- pcl Church, with burial at the new Memorial Park Cemetery on Highway 61, South. Cause of Mrs. Bomar's death has not yet been learned here by relatives who rccpiestcd an autopsy. Married a month, she went there a week prior to her death lor a visit. She is survived by her husband, W: ,F. Eomar; her parents, Mr: »nd Mrs. W. A. Ferguson; four brothers, Willie Ferguson and Chester: Ferguson, both ol whom are in the Army overseas, Bruce Ferguson ot Cooler, Mo., . and Tominic Joe Ferguson of Blyllie- viilo',,:.Hiid three sixers, Mrs. Grace Ham;'- Miss Mary Ferguson 'and Miss Kate Ferguson, all of Blytheville. Uy United Press Enemy repoiis say sian troops arc Iliis- into action all along the eastern front. The German news agency reports the Red Army is at a dozen Hectors KIYTHUVIU.K, ARKANSAS, TUKSDAY, JUNK 20, Secretary Of Commerce Accused Of Using "Obstructionist Tactics" and is concentrating especially powerful forces on the central front between Orel and Velikie Lukic. Trm German reporl— ot which there's no confirmation— climaxes a series of Nazi dispatches thai Russian pic pa rat I oils are approaching a climax along ttie 2,000-mllc battlefronl. .The Russians report .only an. attack on the Black Sen port of Tnman and minor forays in the Donets Diiiin south of Izyuin The Moscow communique says Russian bombers started big fires and explosions on Die enonv .supply base in the Kuban at Taan. , , However, some London observers believe It possible that the Russians are holding to their practice of making no announcements regnrd- iug any new offensive uiitil it's well under way. : One unconfirmed German broadcast says stron» Russian attacks have been rrisdc south of Staraya Russa below'-LaXc Ihnen. It. also acknowledges Soviet attempts to land .troops in the northwest Caucasus, but claims tlhey were repulsed. , . On the northern reaches o( the Russian frontier enemy bombers are attempting to storm l.*n!iignid. : Nazi squadrons arc pounding at jtlie defenses of thei northern citadel in round-the-clock assaults,— taking advantage 'of the 24 hours" of,. dayllgSi 'now- prevailing iii the »!•&!-•''•. .•:;'J'-^;v.--v''- •.-,•:.'.-:••".: •. '.' But witrTe'iich new .Soviet fight* er planes are rising us to beat -back thc invaders—intercepting 'most of the German planes before they get .to the approaches of the city. In one engagement alone .Soviet fighters shot down 19 planes out of a Nazi formation of 50 -bombers and 15 fighters. < WASHINGTON, June 29. (UP) —Vice President Wallace has carried his smouldering feud with Commerce Secretary Jones Into thc open. In a long nnd bitter indictment, Wallace accuses Jones of constantly using "obstructionist tactics" and "haui-stringing bureaucracy" against, the Eoard of Economic Warfare, which Wallace heads. Wallace charges that thc commerce secretary's Reconstruction Finance Corporation stalled the board's efforts to build up vitally needed stockpile.-; of strategic materials and drugs. Jones, JH a heated reply, charged Wallace's indictment was full of mis- stntcmcnls and malice. Jones promises a detailed statement Wallace wants Congress lo make the BEW financially independent of Iho RFC in the purchase of imported strategic materials. TJic irate vice president says he made liis 28-page statement to correct so-called "harmful mis- renrcscnlalion.," about the board which he says Jones made before the joint congressional economy committee. Wallace "charged that the Commerce secretary never has been willing to accept a transfer lo thc board ol his RFC's power to purchase materials and times from abroad. The vice president said that these functions were held up by what he described as a "busincss- ns-usiial" nltilurtc on Jones' pan Speaking of the HFC, Wallace said-. "It objected to the lone of our letters, mislaid papers, forgot about offers, and hand-picked its .suppliers from the right kind of people." Lawrence Gish Dies Uwronce Gish, father of George pish, died this morning at his home In Louisville, Ky., where he long had lived. George Gish left this afternoon lor that city where funeral services will be held Thursday morn- His father had been an invalid for several years. Spa Jail Is Vacant HOT SPRINGS, ARK. (U.PJ-. The city Jail was reported vacant again and Jailer George Young threatened to get out an old "Fw Rent" sign to hang on tho door. Young said llial during the past several days the jail had held crlm- May Inals ranging from check forgers, • v . •/ «i narcotic addicts, and armed rob- Oct '. 2033 bers lo the "lowly" drunk, Dec 2t)U JIKEE LEIR TELLS BF IN NU EFFORT Organization Sold W a v Bonds, Collected Scrap, Shepparcl Says No iiinn has nny right lo hold up our war ellorl one hour, W. M. Shcppnrd, immediate past president of Ihc United Stales Junior Chamber of Commerce, laid Ihc Blythevllle club at n meeting at the Hotel Noble lust night. "Any such delay mny mean tlmt otic of your brothers or good friend will fail to return to take his place In Hits community. II Is up to ns then to accept the challenge of heroic sacrifice of the men on the fighting fronts and do ovcrythiiiK possible to see Hint this comimin- 'ly contributes Its utmost In shortening the duration," lie continued. Mr. Shcpjuird, rural director of Arkansas Power nnd Mghl Company, Pine Bhilf. reviewed the year's work ot the Jaycces during his term ns national president. Disclaiming any personal credit, but praising local groups for their "untiring efforts In innkliiE America's number one problem our number one problem, 1 ' he told of how Jaycces hncl been responsible for the sole of $250.000.000 worth of war boiids, the collection of 150.000 tons of'.scrap, and of oul.standlni; work In the establishment of blood bunks, among other accomplishments of the last year. • Touching oir post-war problems, he -pointed out. that "the voice nl young men Is being heard." The central theme of Jaycec sentiment is n fifth freedom that jjiimnntces the right of free enterprise. Representatives from the Stcele and Cnrutheisvllle clubs were present to hear Mr. Sheppnid. The Steclc group Included Frank Huffman; ' Gaston Drown, and w. T, Bishop. Those ..from Cariillicrsvlllc were H. G. Sprnguc, Walton Teroy, John Klngsbuiy, L. A. Fisher, and JameS Clyde Harper. In the business meeting following the 'address, Jimmy Slcvcn- £on announced plans for Die liorsi! show, sponsored by the club, to be held at Haley Field. Wednesday night. .July '21. Farr)s McCnlla and S. G. Siielton serve \yllh him on this : committee! -Detnlls of'the show -have been worked out. and committee-assignments were given to the members of the club. ; Guests...Included Lieut. Geolfre) Willoughby, Bob/- Harwell; Lieut George Cross Jr.; Sgt. James Neb- luit; and Corp: Barnes Crook. Prank Footer, M. S. Yalcs, Ralph Barnwell, nnd F. W: McGee. Were introduced as -new members of the club. 'Kempcr Brutoii was appointed parliamentarian for the comln year. ' . Movie To Interest Youths In The Navy If you lire a young man. n, or a youiig woman nl least 20 years old and interested in thc Navy, you may attend the Rilz Theater free tomorrow, Thursday or • Friday afternoon to see the • Navy picture' "Stand By For Action," starring Robert Taylor. Because this is cited as the outstanding Navy picture made in thc past several years, the Navy is making arrangements, with motion picture theater owners as co-sponsors, to have tlie movie attended l>5 r those who would consider aiding their country hy.. joining this branch of service, it has been announced. Tickets good for afternoon performances only may tie secured at the - Naval Recruiting Station in the court house or at Floj'rt While's shore store in the Ritz theater building. Bob Horrell, recruiter in charge of the Blythevllle station. Mrs. Floyd A. White, local recruiler for thc WAVES and Mr. McCutchcn planned the project in an eflorl to enlist more people of this section in the Navy, WAVES and Coast Ouard units. Marion Legionnaire District Commander JONE3DORO, Ark., June 29. — Deri Harclin ot Marion \vas elected commander of the Fifth District of the American Legion at the annual meeting held at Hnrrisbms Sunday. A large number of Joiies- boro Legionnaires attended. Oilier officers elected were George Cunningham, Black Oak, vice commander; F. J. Schmuck, Craighead County commander; A. F. Carter, CriUendon county commander; James Coston, Mississippi County commander, and Jim Dobbins, Polnselt county commander. Canceller Francis Cherry ot Jonesboro was a guest 5|>cakcr at the meeting. Other speakers Included Heiidrix Lackey, Arkansas commander of Ihe American . Legion; Harry G. Miller, El Dorado; Joe Hearne, Liltle Rock; Bert Prcsson, Little Rock, and George Cunningham, fclack Oak. ' New Orleans Cotton Mch. open 1994 1982 hleh 1994 1982 M31 2033 2014 low close 19«6 1088 19S4 1974 1981b 2033 2981b 2022 2012 2004 2013 1074 !083 2020 2002 'Davis Quits I'ost . AsU.S.VoodKoss WASHINGTON, jmu; 23 <uw— Aiuerlta's new War Food Administrator promises the, will have enough food for hc'ullhlul diet. Miii-vlti Jones wns swam In (CN dny In tue Foo.l Adminlslrntloh Office. He succeeds ahcMer Unvls, who roitgned ycslrrdsy, reporlcdi ly because of dlssallsfaellon wltlj his lack of full iuittionly orer tl»( food program. Jones has suld that he will carry on 1'rcsidcnt Rouse- •clfs siibslny prosi'mii. mid ii-tll id seek a central authority on the iroduciug, rntioiiins nnd pricing; of 'owl. Meanwhile, an OI'A olflcltil li\ys Die bliimc for Hit! hiUIun's c«n- iumer meal shoi'iaye s^tlnrclj' on 2oiijjrcss. 1'rice Escculive cHitrles M, KlkhiRlon chnrge* (hut livestock misers are holding buck vltnlly- iccded nieiil from the initikels In the hope lliul 11 congl-i'ssloual ban of Ihe subsidy projjmlu will boost Ihclr prices. FJklngton liild a Scn- fttc Siibconitntttcf that liutli u floor and ceiling on all ll»Csluek prices :ire needed to brcnk Ihe Jam. Arkansas A. F. of L. Registers Protest . FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.. June 29. (UP)—The secretary of the Arkansas .State Federation of Labor has telegraphed Senator llaltlc w. Caraway in protest against passage of the anti-strike bill. In his telegram, U p. William.' said that action of the senators and.'.congressmen from Arkansas in voting lo override the President's veto of the Smith-Connally bill is most regrettable. He snltl their hasty action has penalized 85.000 people In Arkansas who arc members of thc A. F. of L. Williams said' members of thc A. p. of L. in Arkansas are working around the clock to sec Hint ho strikes occur in wur Industries. He has expressed relief thai because of feeling against John lj. Lewis the Arkansas delegation has voted for a bill Ihal take-, nway from labor ils only weapon against unfair employers. New York Stocks SliLLlSTfilnE Revolts Continue In Pennsylvania and Alabama; Fuel Shortage Felt SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS SPI GUILIIN EflST Says He Aided Ernest Frederick Lcl)inilz\VI)o Pleaded Guilty Yesterday NKW YOUK. .lime ?'i. l""i —A sei-nnil (irrimm spy linn lii'rn aiK'stnl In New VoiK ;tn,i hns nmfi'.ssnl his ciiUI. Tli« new Misprct, Knvln Hurry ill- Spri-ltcr, has Kilmlllnl I,, federal authorities Hint liv ul>. Irlllnl ;i (imllllclllbl iKHlU mi Amerind) nlrcrnft fur linirst l-'rrilcrlt'k l.rhmll/., who |il<vid- cil sillily to I'splnmmv clnncoH ycflcrdny. DC Sprrtter, a int. (h:ini(.il nichu'cr uniUlnt on "in- nnlcr, Is lirtni; hi'lil In Sr.C'.OC,-) hull f<n trdi'ral rand Jury ucllim. NEW. VOIJK. Jlllln 29. (Ul'l— Mai-k up an assist for the homc- (rcut ill the enpturo of the admll- tcd NUK! spy, Kiiieil Frederick LelllllU?.. ' Lclimlt/,, It Is believed, wns nr- reslefl [>y (he Flu alter neinhb(»s bad become suspicions of his ac- I llcm-. Li'limlta plcuded gnlKv lo espionage charges lielore a United Ktulcs i:oiniiils',:;.ncr yoslnrclnv, and he l.s bclnij held on $SD.009 bail for iiraiid .Jury action. lie dices maximum penalty of death. The. proprietor of the restaurant where (.elimlli! was cinployod wns pnrliculnrly .suspicions of thn man's activities. ,'I'lils suspicion wns burn when Hie iwo were llsiiuiiint to 11 broadcast ccnccrnlnit a uicnl American aci-ial victory over dimdnl- cimul.. Hui'.h Ciitf—I he proprietor-remarked iidcr Die broadcast Pome- thliis lo the ellcct that it wouldn't, l)i! long before Allied [orccs had By irnllcil 1'ress The nnllon's coal picture still Is clouded by United Mine Worker.! revolts In Pciiiis.vlviuilci and Alabama. Throughout, other ciml states, however, most mines arc working again with full .shifts. In Alabama, hopes for a general back-lo-woik movement have been (fcshci! by neiv strltte.'i bringing to 17.000 the estimated total ol men away from tlie pits. Alabama's second liu-so-st pro- thc upper band. dncer of steel— thc ItepiiblSe. Steel! Whereupon Cux sttld: Corporation— has Indicated it. will "' noticed that scon suspend nil prcduetlon ip the .stale because of the continued fuel shortage. Although there have been shiall gains .in Pennsylvania' back to work trend, o'ver •10.000 /'of thc state's soft coal miners /dill arc on strike Hard coal production In Pennsylvania still Is '-.only . 35 per cent of normrd, as only 10,000 anthracite workers Imvc gone bad;. In Washington, Justice Depiirt- mcnt officials ,nro itudylng the me n very hostile look, i ./. KIH'C said to new Smilh-Cominlly nntl T slfike Ktft to see- If It CBII bo'appiled iigalust the United Mine Workers* who still arc out. Arkansas Briefs i;r, DORADO, June an IU.IM —A worker for thc MiiCjrnw Cnnslructlnn Comjuiny wa,s r.lce- Iroculcd jcslcrday while hell'- ' inc a fclluw employee adjust an electric «filling maehliie. ' He was Arthur Davis Doali, a stfamiilter foreman, who h:is lived in El llnrado .several year.-. Thc cnnstnictinn cnmiuny was bullrtlnf a IluIaiJlr:ie plant for thc Lion Oil ItefininR Company when Donn was killed. Artificial respiration was applied without success. A T & T Amer Tobacco Annconria Copper Belli Stcci '.'. Chrysler Coca Cola ;,'.,. Gen Eleelrlc ....... Gen Motors '_ Montgomery Ward ! N V Central Int Harvester • North Am Aviation Republic Steel Studebakcr . ...... Standard of N J ... Texas Corp Packard .... U S Steel ...'.. 154 1-a 61 28 1-S G-l 1-4 83 3-8 108 1-4 30 55 3-8 45 3-4 17 3-1 73 12 10 12 1-1 57 3-4 51 3-4 4 1-3 55 1-2 I.ITTr.K ROCK, Jimt 2!) (UP) —Governor Adkin» says li mid- western and 12 southern slates have formed a ciuliliim to demand equalization cf freight rates on prortucL-i manufactured in thc states. The alliance <rxs formed at a recent National Governor's C'oh- feitnce at Columbus, Oliin. Adklns says a pcllllnn for a general freight rate revision under consideration hy (he Interstate Commerce Commission. A decision is expected before the cm! of this LITTLE ROCK, June 2D (UI'I —A. I,. Anderson of tlic jjtllc liftck Office of Ihc II. S. E"- Bl'iccrs fays heavy equipment for road repairing has hern moved into four areas Immd.ilHl by recent floods. He pays soldiers from Camp Claihornc, l,a., Camp Rohinson and Camp Chaffce will help rehabilitate thc areas. Meanwhile, Nell] ttollinser. attorney for the Arkansas IHRhway Department, says that county jurtycs will jcl no finaii- <ial aid for road repairs until additional funds are allocated. He says the $500,000 allocated lo Arkan-as i s hardly enough lo take care of Morrilloii, Wins- Iniv and Fort Hmilh projcris. myself."I know where his [cclln BB Ho. I'll gel ild of him <[idck.'" The PUI charges thai I.chmltz took tho job In Ihc rcslaurnnl. In order lo Anther Inforinatloi) from Service men thill frecpienlecl the place. Tlils Informnllon he sent to Gcr- niany—willlcn In Invisible Ink be- tiveen the lines of otlicrwlsc Innocent Ictlers, ' : ' • -, • This spy. (echnlq\ie,Vlt 'Is ported, .-.UihmlU — ir.armftl: .(luring three .Irlp.s tinck lo Oermnny. In making those trips, Lclunlt/. evidently look jjrcnt pnlns to disguise Iheir rcnl purpose. The testimony of his own wile Indicates that even she was hoodwinked. i3hc snys he told her he was forced to go to .Germany In 1038 because of a nervous break- dawn. • When arrested I.elimltz also was working—and very zealously—as on nir raid warden. The PUI claims this nlso wns another oiic of his dodges for collecting .information, But, Hie air raid warden lender if Lelimib, 1 group was shocked at the news of the admitted spy's guilt, and .said thnl Lclunlt/. had ipncared to be thc most Industrious worker in his block. Invasion Forces To Strike Europe At Several Points, British Official Declares TOM Today's War Commentary Our Air Losses INot Heavy Enough To He Alarming Hi THOMAS uf DnH J. llONOIUir. 1 Co many Claims Cpuntcr- Allacks Against Allied Invasion Fleet ovnr Ku- tliun iisiinl bill Tlit! IOSKIW nf. Aincrii'iin 'fotir-inntoi'ctl i ropi! tltii'itit; iwent rnitls linvo IIOOM lu'iivio llii.s .vluitild nol. undtic aliinn. _ In MOIIIU nlliu'k.s, wn luivi! lost. 2(i of our fiitul li witli Ihcir crews wlik'li-i.s n suhsluiiliul ciisuuliy rnto n I'onniUInn of nljoul 200. On (111! uvaviijii', howevor, Aiiicrkiin hoinbtn 1 Itwucs vim about (i per'conl. And .since ti|i to 10 \w.r ccnl Is cxpcntlnblc, o\ir nir olVitcrs arc not. fil/iniicil. In (net, II Is considered some- • - -- — ---- •. out of what remarkable lluu our losses : over Germany nr» not hliilm- llian they iicluiiliy me. Kor Cieruinny is Ihc most lieflvlly dftfmdcd rc«l«n I in (ho world, so far us conrun- tralwi miil-ulrcratl fire pownr mid nhler plnnc.s nni concerned. aermaiiy's entire' nlshl llRhtcr rcngtli Is ciiiiecntratcd In the liuhr valley, nloiin with iibout onc- Ihlid ol her dny, llRlilisrs. Tlilrly thou.saiiil iinll-iilrcriifl Ciin;, of all sta'R nml tons ol thmisnndti of nrcIillKhlti ulso stuil lids Uicm- iK induslrliil legion. ISrltlsh ' I.UIKC.S llenvy The lirlllsh nir loree, which uu- III t-cccnlly hns Ijo'rno virtually Hid whole load In tins cauipiil«u nualnst 11|C V repiraeiil n ov tbe i;ronn<l (>im" fMC " 1 Taxes Boost Revenue LITILE ROCK, June 2!) (UP.)-, Over $444.000 sales luxes has been collected directly from contractor* nnd subcontractors on defense projects In Arkansas during the last two years. Revenue Commissioner Murray B. Method says there is n larfjc amount of taxc^ which hns nol bc:n set up liy iiurtllors itiul which has not been collected pending final court action. He says Dial $38,000 lias been laid aside pending n final court decision Involving, out-of-stalc liability for taxes. Lions To Hold 'Smoker' Instead of thu usual wrcklv luncheon meeting today, members of the Lions club will hold n "smoker" meeting at Hotel Noble lonlitlit. It was announced oy i-re-i- denl f'Ynnk Whilworlh. '[lie meeting is scheduled lo begin at 7-30 o'clock. U will he held In the hotel's "Blue Room." 5C|>, Dec. Chicago Wheat open h!e:h low etn=.-r> m r-t, . 144ft 145% 144}i 145',4 145% . MGV4 HOT!, 146S 14G-r, 143% Sep. Dec. Chicago Rye 01011 litqh IOTP close ion; 101% ioo>; 100% 101% 104 104V, 103','' 103'S lOlii Streetcar Conduclor Plays Detective, Trails Slayer conductor has turned detective, long enough to cnp- lurc a murderer. But never again. For Dill Mahonty says—"Sure and Ihe lob of a streetcar motorman Is exciting enough." However lie adds with a twinkle In his eye—"I guess a good Irishman would make a good ooiiccrnan, too." Mahoncy followed a man in grey who had shot and robbed a Jswcl- er and last night with the help of two ijoliccnicn, captured the gunman. Mahoncy, believe it or not, was waiting for. a streetcar when he saw Ihe man enter a Jewelry s i o rc across ihe street. The Irishman know the jeweler well. His store was al the end of Mnhoney's run ? < "' 1> ' 1 - An «»<> ho «wca to stop la and - •• •• - - - - pass th? lime of day with the aged proprietor. Mnhoncy heard Ihrcc shols and saw the man hurriedly walk out of the slorc. He followed him. When thc gunman boarded an elevated thc next stop. sy> did Soon they passed a policeman nnd thc Irishman grabbed him by the arm. whispering— "I'm following, bandit. 1 ' 'Hie policeman chase. The bandit, Joined in thc followed by his train. Mahoncy ducked In behind two shadows, got' on n streetcar. him. The streetcar conductor grabbed a paper to shield his face. And buried lib nose in Ihe racing section. Mahoncy told reporters—"I never played n horse In my lite, but I was excited and Just started reading the first thing I found." The gunman kept scowling at him and Mahoney finally run his finger "round his collar and said—"H sure Is hot." The thief agreed and got olf al. The officer lold Mahoncy he didn't dare nmsl the man in the crowd for fear someone would get shot. 80 Ihey waited unlli they spied another policeman. Then they ordered thc motorman lo slop Ihe car. the oilier officer and Mahoncy got the three of Ihem captured Uic armed bandit. Later Mahoney said—"I wasn't scared—very much. A good IrLsh- miin dosen't scare, but 1 like the Job I've got—driving a streetcar." the Ruhr, has uilTered loss. to' 000 'bmnbors Imve been shot .down with their 4.0110 or more trained crew members since the concentrated iixsnulUi began .Ihveo months lino. Yel, when onu considers tlie enormity of the Hrltlsh rnlds.'these losses are nol regarded, as excessive. Up lo IdOD 'b'oinlmrjj jjo out wllh the riAR nynlnst itlie Huhr and (he relative riito -of i.'loss is nol high, The Americans' do nol ploy suuh .huge .miuibcrs of bombers 1 yet nllhotfglr us the Siiiiiiuoi' wears on.lhejvwlll bn iiljie'lo-dpf.o. •••It-has been, (outitl. Hint In henv- •jly .cob'eci)|jrnjc(j: ntfaclrs, looses to the bomblrfgi"fleet'ni'C'nol w hl«h ns In Jess. powerful assaults. .The rcnson l.s • Hint In a "jinlurallon" type' raid, .the enemy's imll-nlr- ci'nft. defetije.s lire .stnolliorcd nut by 'the sheer weigh! of bombs dropped. . -•• 'Cicrmnny's. fighter plant's have experimented frtuitlcnlly with methods ot coping wllh the Amcrlcnn heavy bombers — particularly tho Klylng .ForlrcMcs. A foruinllon of Flying Korlrcsscs can bring an enormous amount ot fire power to benr on-allncklng enemy ItRlilors. Tho >,-',c«rllcr model Fortress mounted 1 . \'l 56-enllber inuchlne gnus and one 30-cnlllier guii. These I'.t weapons could .spit more (linn a half-ton of steel every minute— 1IOS pounds .of sudden dci|lh. Against a single target, thc Fortress could denl ohi 5fiO pounds of bullets a mliiulc—which Is a lot ol shooting. This Is llio rcnson why Ihc Japs hiivc not been able lo solve the secret of Hie Fortress nnd why Ihc Germans htive hud lo pay such a heavy price for every Fortress shot down. Thc 11 re power of the Fortress gives it close to parity wllh the best, enemy fighter aualnsl n sin glc target and Us lolal firepower Is almost double Hint of Uic German lighter. N'ew (,'omi Now, the nlrcndy formidable For- Ircps l.s uslns an automatic com- piilliifj sight which Rlvcs our gmi- licrs iilinoU fool-proof accuracy, 'nils cadecl tlgurcs range, wind deflection and the "Iniri" necc.s- .snry lo hit » moving larget. Once a gunner gets nn enemy fighter plane In his slsht.s with this In. Mruincnt, thc enemy—In the words of the men who make It—Is a "dead duck." The new computer mnkcs the Flying Fortress' M-cal- ibcr nmcliliic films clfecllve up lo 1000 yards, which will keep any enemy flijlitcr plane at a respectable distance. There hns been .some criticism Hint thc American air vclcrnns have nol been used lo train preen crews bnck in Ihe United Slates. Some experts In London have .said that thc failure of the American nir force to do .so wns thc principal reason for increased Amcrlcnn losses In recent operalion.s. Bui Ihc man who Is in charRC of training heavy bombardment crews In the United Stales, MaJ, Gen. Davenport Johnson, refutes till., criticism. He snys that more llian 1000 American fliers from Ihc various bombardment fronts now are serving as Instructors Of heavy bomber crews for the Second Army Air Force. Tlie same holds Hue, he says, for Ihe olhcr Ihrcc air forces In Ihe United Slalcs. One of Iho major lessons brought back home by the veterans Is Ihc necessity lor (lying In light formation, even through concentrated- antiaircraft fire. This represents a departure ' from earlier theories which maintained that a dispersed formation was safer from nntl-nlr- cratl fire Ihali a lighl one. Experience has .sliowii tliat the llghlcr the better. Now, our bombers arc fly/ng almost' wlng-llp lo wing-Up to their targets and bac'«. Uy so doing, .smaller tnrnet ner.s and al Hi a niiixluiuni ninoiinl (if Hi i: power isnlnsl enemy flfihtors. How welt our Indies are working s MK'irln Hie trmith:'Oermftn ef- furl.s In hranb our plum's out of Ihu nir. Ho fur there hns Ucrjn no cpolt of nny American bomber doxlvoycil ' In Ihls mnnncr. So'11 must Iin nsMimed Hint Ihe technique of iKhix bciinlw (innlust rombors Is n tnlhirc. ClncrliiB's air fofcri nnisl be sweating trying to Illfiiru out new iluvlccs Hie Allied lioiuljci 1 lled.s whlcih liven now rive stretohlhn his Lutfwnfle lo Ihc limit, American Airmen Send ; More Boint>s Ori.Kiska; i Small, Jap'Fleet Hit /Hy Unite I'rcss > 1 Aincrlcjin ^nlmipti^hava rtollvercd ' In Ihe Solomons, the Burma. .. • ; , . , j j On the jslrUHl of.Klsjcu' the (jloiy hna 11 fniulilnr ring—etKiit ncw'nU Incks by our pllols, wiwarc bcat- ; n bomb tullo.on lile tiny Jap slronuhold. Ami far 'Hie" Ural time, our filers Imve struck al Lit lib Klska—a liny Islo off the enemy liehl bnso. ; : . ,,, * . • In Ihe Central Solomons,' navy pllol.i hiica ntlncked a snmll Jap naval.unll. ,-•.'' Thc Navy cominunlquc does not ay hoiv many siilps :wi.'re in the licet. Hut a naval K'niiko.sman s.iys It miiy have Ihcltuled n Jap destroyer, some pnti'ol craft and motor torpedo boats. . The nttitck ivils imide nt nlglil, and returning, pilots were unable to give an accurate- account of the damage caused. American dive hombem and lor- pedo planes struck nt two otliu points In the Solomons—nt Rekata nny, an cncniy submarine and sen- pin no base, nnd Mimdn on New Georgia Island. Al RckaUx Hay the bombs kicked up so much smoke and dirt our filers were unablo lo tell thc exact extent of thc damage. However In Mimdn, fires were stnrlcd ninong defense positions and several ammmilllon dumps exploded. In Ihc Far East American Liberators carried the allrtck lo llur- ma. Delayed reports say Ihc Tenth United fitntcs Air Force dropped nearly 40,000 pounds of bombs on Jay warehouses and supplies south ol Moiilmcin. Tlic enemy has been accumulating huge stores of ma- tcrlnl at this point lo extend a railroad to cohnucl wllh n' line from Bangkok, The Hrlllsh Joined the allacks by hia.sllhg a Jap naval nnd air base on the Day of ncngnl. Tlie Hrltlsh communique says "good weight ol bombs" were dropped on Akynlj whore H large number ot Japanese troops are stationed. , , . Plans for a future Allied ground offensive against Blirnui appear lo be laking form. Lieut, tlcn. Stll- well, American commander in China, Burma nnd India, has incl with Chinese leaders lo report on his recent conferences In London and Washington. By United Prr M , k , A Jn'jfli I!i itish ofricittl said that the Allied iirniics soon \\ill smash intp Kurorjtf In'several plhcen.- Malcolm MucDonaltl, the ili.sli high t'ommtofliortcr lo Canada, told nn Ottuwa now.s coiircvciico! "H won't bo IOIIK now. 'J hciq won't Ijc one b\K •finuali, but Kcvci'ii! of them in. scv- 01 ul places." Cryptlcnlly, MricDb'nnld adiLs: ' Iho part plnjed by our Kusilim ullles \\111 lie of giealc^l Imixiit- nneo.' Clcrmnny already claims to bnvo c()iintcr-nUacks' ! ngriliist' nn immctrtt Allied Invnilon fleet poised itlong 1200 inllcs ol Ihc Noriri Alrlcan -coast. C.'taim' CikiLner Sunk A Rerlln, eomnimij(|iio snys a U- bonl hns sunk a 98tto ton - nrltlsh' cruiser old of a strongly , protected conyoy Ip the. western McclllciTaii- unn. Tlitro Is no count-million of Ihb roporl, bul Axis - nervousness lias dated to a new pilch, nith rumou that this coming Stiturdiiy'lins been Lhokon by Iho Allies to iiwaue Europe, ^ 'Ilie fJa/l Paris radio snys several Anu'iluin »nrfihlps enleitd Olbral- (ut Insl ntght AIK| the Nazi-controlled Scnndlnavlan telegraph bu- renil reported onlv jcstcrday that Amcilcnn bnltieihlps have steanicd Ilalliui repoili, to Madrid tell of n.tremendous, force of Allied war- fililps, tiaiuporta nnd landing allnff virtually the 'entire African 'i«hl fncltig'Italy ana France ' Mubsollnr Ls reixirtcd ,\o hiivo ,.*. ,,ni..i .-Intwl'. M« ord*r^of the daj for ians aiSd «!o»Se *Ilcn July, Sicily 6r Sar' dlnln Is Inyaded, ^ ctlliiig - on his army to resist fo the end The v.her[«bouU or''the Italian fleet sllirii tlic subject or much anrculnllon But one of the potential hideout? for MusspHiM's baller- cd ftrmj—(.he port of I/egliorn -wits hammcfed rierccly last night by 100 American Klylng Forlreises In nine minutes, the American bom- bnrdicrs duiiiped-rt, lerriflc load -of Ijiombs on Leghorn', 200 miles norlh of fiome. Tliey damaged a, Jlgul crulstr and tour supiily slilps nnd set fire lo the port's oil refineries And other Allied planes hammered Axis airfields hVSarfllnia and blastr ed San plpyniinl .on.tlte,toe of tliC Ilnllnii boot. Twelve tneiiiy planes were shot down while, two Allied planes.were lost In nil attacks. t'olojiic, Hamburg Hit While Leghorn and other Italian targets were taking. It frftm tho Allied Air Force hi.Afrlcii, Britain's mighty, night raiders again lilt Cologne and Hamburg' with smashing force Upwards of tfco thousand tons of bombs were cascaded on Cologne, the Industrial' capital of the Khlncltmrt, and'relurhing pllols say tnrgc ' fires were burning. A German ' broadcast asknowlcdges heavy damage and Swtdish reports sny Cologiio's central railroad station was hnrrt hit. "' ', ' ' The force Uint hit Hamburg wns .sllehtly smaller. Twenty-five British bombers were lost in the twin assault. ''.-•' During Ihe night, British and German long range coastal guns exchanged, snli'o:s -tor three and a half hours In one of the fiercest duels yet between tlic opposing batteries. At the same time. RAF tighter. 1 ;, and light bombers darrf- nged three .ships out of a Gentian convoy trying to run the Dover Straits. •-•• •;• Aiid a • German naval expert makes thc surprising admission that the Gerriian U-boat fleet, has been virtually whlpp;d In the bat- lle of the Atlantic. • He ultrlbiites the Allied success to new methods of fighting, subhiarlnes—particular- ly Ihe Increased use of airplanes. Livestock Hogs: 13.65; HO- 12.50- ' ST. LOUIS. June 29 (UP)18,500. salable 15,000. top 180-280 pounds 13.50-13.60; 160 pounds 12.50-13.10; sows 12.75. i Cattle 2,700, salable 2,500. calves 1,500, all salable. Slaughter steers 11.50-18.60; slaughter helttrs 10.5015.50; (nixed j'earllngs and heifers H.00-15.25; Klocker and feeder steers 11.00-15.65 couriers and cutters G.50-16.00; cows 10.76-11.50 New York Cotton open high low close, Mclv . 1D67 1081 1558 1056 1065 May . 1053 1053 1944 10U 1952 July . Oct. . Dec. . 2033 2004 19li8 2054 2005 1036 2038 1992 1973 2038 1893 1973 2052' 2005 1985 Bankers Will Hear New York Executive • HOT SPRINQS, Ark.j.June 29. (UP)—A , protulnbnt. New Yorker will address Arkansas bankers at Hot Springs, July 5. Ho is Prank M. Tottoil; assistant vice president ot the Chase National Bank of New York. ' '. , ,, . . ;' The occasion', is the : 2Ist 'annual, conference 'of the Junior Bankers Section of the Arkansas Bankers Association. '!.',., ' , .. The New York executive's visit If made jiosslble ihrpugti Roland ri-vine, former; Arkariks ' banker who is now vice .'president, of the Chase National Bank.-, . ..-•-.Pierce Fltppln, a member of the executive council, said-. tfiat headquarters will be In Ihe Arling-' ton Hotel;. Many, bankers will arrive Saturday and remain for th; conference, ' '

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