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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 1, 1943
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THK DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NO»THE4 Sr IBITAU..I. .„„ oA, „.„._ ^ ' *"^. ' * *** VOLUME XL—NO. 91. Blyihevllle Dally Newt Blytlievllte Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Uader ^^^^^^ *"«> SOUTHEAST Miaeoini, BUYTnBVll.i < K,_ARICANSAS > THURSDAY, JULY I, 1<W SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ___—. ._.... wiiiviij» wi mo nvii VJtilN IB JJJOLDS EDGE IN SOLOMONS ASSAULT SICIU SUFFERS 4M Fortresses Also Make Daylight Assault On Palermo and Airfield !>y United I'fess Allied airmen have retraced their bombing trnll across Sicily with 24 more hours of raids from one end of Italy's Island outpost to tlie other. American Flying Fortresses made two daylight attacks ou Palermo and the nearby Docca Di Falso airfield. They started many fires and .scored seven direct hits on army bun-neks. Medium bombers struck at, two airdromes in western Sicily and one in the .southwest. They rained down explosives almost at will for nil hour. Fires were left blazing and grounded planes damaged. Other Allied planes caused seri- OHS damage in a raid on Cagliari. fc Sardinia. Tlie assaults followed a night attack by RAF Wellington bombers on Messjiui—the fifth aitarf; on the battered ferry line terminus on Sicily in six days. • British submarines are helping to isolate Italy's island outposts. The admiralty reports that subs sank four anti probably five more Axis ships in Italian waters. And Berlin says Allied sea operations are increasing. A broadcast claimed that 25 merchant ships and at least eight large landing barges—fully loaded with war material—left Gibraltar yesterday and are steaming Into the Mediterranean. A.Zurich dispatch says tho : Kalian.'press unanimously sees an invasion of . Italy as duo .at any moment. With this comes the re4 port that King'Victor Emmanuel is/.trying to have. Rome declared an 1 open city. He's. reported, trying lossave its';ecclesia3tirai-and historical monuments. Blockbuster Valley - j --.»• - nauLi-jo <tiiu fighter-bombers got in some hard licks against northern France yesterday. The.v poiinded rail and water communications and electric power facilities. VNiwkirti \AJd«kt* H With the regularity of streamlined railroads, Allied bombci-s nre pulverizing key industrial centers in Hitler's Ruhr on a schedule and on a scale that luis forced Germany to admit damage is colossal Numbered symbols on map slate number of raids; picture symbols I i....u, indicate specific industries which have been, iargeh'. Women Prepare Kits As Gifts For Soldiers Going Overseas Woman and Man To Face Trial In Alleged Poisoning Of Landowner CAKUTHERSVILLE, Mo.. July 1. —The regular July term of Circuit Court will convene here Monday July 5th. ivllli « criminal case's. 68 civil cases, and more than 60 divorce cases listed on the printed elockct. Two of the criminal cases arc murder hearings. One is for Mrs. Bessie Bowman ROES and Hezekiah Bowman, both charged in connection will) the alleged poison death Oct.. 11, 1941,, of Mrs Ross' elderly husband. Francis M Ross, well known Pcmlscot County ,farmer-landowner of the west part of the county. Mrs. Ross and Bowman, her first husband, lire charged with plotting the death of Mr. Ross, and their arrests followed investigations by authorities and an analysis of the. stomach content of Mr, Ross by a St. Louis chemist, who reported traces of ar- .scnic in quantities large enough lo have caused death had been found. Tiie case has been continued through several Icrms of court, a s the St. Louis chemist Is now in armed service, somewhere overseas. His testimony was the Slate's principal evidence. Tlic other murder hearing is Dial of a Negro of the south end of the county, charged with slaying .another member of his race Among cases of unusual interest arc the three charges against A] Buchanan, local taxi driver In connection with the alleged "farm labor pirating- from (his county tor high-salary northern industrial nnti (ruck gardening centers Buchanan is charged on three counts of operating a truck and trailer for passenger litre without a Public Service permit. am | without chauffeur's license. When apprc- hcnetcd by the. State Highway Pa- Irol, Buchanan ha'd 21 while persons in his Irailcr, and allegedly lold authorities he was taklne them to Cnlro, HI., where another truck would take them on lo Michigan. Soldiers being .shipped overseas will be given farewell gifts of kit Dags -through the generosity of Mississippi County citiezns, with 400 'of these being packed for a first shipment to be sent next week. '-.Tliese bags, given only to men Ming-sent on foreign duty and,to., those who have lost their kit bags" ie "in. n'ction", were fashioned 3.v the women of the local sc'wliig room and filled after a part of noney had been contributed. Into each bag goes a "housewife" which ts a supply of needles, pins, buttons and tlireart placed in a small inner bag, also sowed by those who made the kits, along • with a rackage of envelopes, tablet, pack- ise of cigarettes, playing cards book of short stories, jokes or novel, •map box with bar of soap, slice shining cloth, shoe string, pencil and package of razor -jvadcs. These "little thingr," 'arc used when there arc no facilities to purchase such personal items which mean much lo (he service men wiio refill the kit bags from time lo time. Mrs. G. W. Dillahnnty, chair- man of the sewing project, is in charge of the packain-;, being rtone by 10 members of the junior fled Cnss at the Red Cross office of ihe Lynch building, which resembles a warehouse this week while the packing is underway. The': National Bid Cross supplies materials for the- kit- bag and the s'msKSr' "housewife." bags but the enclosed materials must be furnished by the individual Red Cross chapters. With tlie Chickasau'b.i District of Red Cross given a quota of 400 bags to be filled, this meant an outlay of $400, as wliat goes in « single kit cost SI. f The Manila Lions Club cmitri: buled 450 lor this project niifl the . first individual donation for kit ! bag assortments was given by Chief • Deputy John F. Reinmlller "shortlv I before he died suddenly several months ago. and Mrs. Reimnillcr. j These gilts have been supplemented by others and more donors arc needed if lhc first quota is to be filled by those who would' like In this manner, to provide comfort for service men. -ieollh Hurdles Red Army Promises Disaster For Gcrmau s If Attempt Is Made Hy Unlli'il I'rfss Tlie lUis-slnns report lhal the Germans inny be prepailnj; a now as.sniill on Leningrad. And the high command of llv> Red Army vows that uny new slese of Leningrad will end In 11 dlsusler for the Nazi , United Press Corrwipondenl Henry Shnplro, who IMS Just visited Leningrad, snys that ' Russian officers, who hold the terrlblf-.'ilcge of August. 1941 .sill] clear In 'their memory, declare that once again the city will hurl back the Invaders. • . ••• Shapiro says the people, of 'Leningrad nre the most war hardened people in Europe. For months they have been, waking lo the'thunder of enemy nlr bombardments. Today, (lie alert signals serve onlv to holt the tram cnr.s In Ihe Direct; the poople> keep on workinn. Tlie mayor of Leningrad, Peter Popkov, told Shapiro the CUKIIHIIS are sure to attack Lenin-irnd again. lie said the have been bringing up reinforcements ever since January. Said Popkov: '"Hie Oermnns may try their new offensive for reasons of prestige, but we're prepared. The morale of the workers who saved Leningrad cannot be better. The enemy is now weaker and his morale lower. His experienced troops who fought In France and the Balkans nre gone. But We are incomparably stronger." The Germans, for Ihslr part. hint that the Russians arc about to take (he offensive themselves on the Leningrad from. Berlin says huge Russian reinforcements have been moved ui> in the area of Scliluesselbiirg fortress, apparently in preparation for an ollciislve. '; New York Stocks A T fc T 155 Amer Tobacco 51 Anaconda Copper 28 Beth Steel C5 3-8 Chrysler 841-4 Coca Cola 103 1-2 Gen Electric 39 5-8 Gen Motors 551-2 Montgomery Ward 471-2 N Y Central 18 1-1 Int Harvester 73 North Am Aviation II 3-4 Republic steel 20 Standard of N J 53 Texas Corp '.'.'.'.'.'. 52 l-B Packard -I 3-8 S Steel 57 3 ..| Merit Medal New Orleans Cotton open hfgh low close Mch. . 2000 2015 2000 2013 1095 May . ISM 2000 1901 2000 1982 July . 2085 2089 2083 2089b 2079 Oct. , 2035 2047 2035 2W5 2029 Dec. . 2018 2031 2018 2029 2012 , e T, U .. S ' met!al is fin of Merit, awarded to members of the armed forces for exceptionally meritorious conduct (n performance of outstanding services. It is M led between solver .Slar and Distinguished Service ftoosevelt Alone Can Save Stephati MILAN, Mich., July I (Ul>> _ Traitor Max Stephan will ciie on the gallows before dawn tomorrow unless President Roosevelt intervenes. Stephen is still hoping for Inst- mmulc clemency. However, plans for (he hanging—Michigan's second execution in 113 yeara-arc going forward. The German-born Detroit liin- kceiwr, who betrayed his adopted country-America _ by aiding an escaped Nazi prisoner of war, has lost much of the bravado which " year ago prompted him to say- They'll never hang me!" But he still hopes. And the warden says—"I've never seen a condemned man (jive up hope—until lhc minute he was led to the cal- lows." Newport Air Field Has Fatal Accident BATESVILLE, Ark.July 1 (UP) —A cadet from the Newport Army All- Busc was killed near Newark, 18 miles cast of natc.svillc. curly thts morning when his pancbitlc shrouds caught on a plane as hci attempted to jump from the crashing ship. Officials arc Investigating tlie accident, but the pilot's Identity has not yet been revealed. Witnesses say the ship's propeller came off In flight and the plane started spinning Both the body and the plane were demolished. The propeller was found several hundred yards from the plane. Rotarians Meet W. B. McMillan was Introduced as a new member of the Blyihevllle Rotary club when lhc members met loday for lunch at Hotel Noble. James V. Oales, secretary gave the yearly report after which the president, U. S. Branson. Introduced the new officers and board of directors tor the coming year and a to read the appointments for committee chairman. William II. Morse, son of Mr. and Mrs. Byron Morse who left toddy for Montccllo, Ark., where lie will begin lils Navy College Training program, and Hermann Clevcn- ger, Rolarian from St. Charles, Mo., were guests. Wounded American soldiers SRI, 0. D. Gilucri of Philadelphia, !:ml I'vi Iliilph Johnson nl Pittsburgh icurn up in Ihcriipeullc exercises tu rehabilitate Injured limbs, and in.ifc.lcs, in a hospital H.vmnasium siimewlicrc oversells, New Program Affects 9100 Male College Students In Seven States NEW ORLEANS, July 1. Illl'l — Throughout six slates of lhc Kl'jhtli Naval District, colleges and tml- versitltsAinvC! become virtual military reservations almost overnight, Today, (he Navy's new, V-l!!' pro- Brain tor'male college 'student!) k being-. Inaugurated. In Louisiana. Mississippi, Arkansas, AluDiiiun. Tennessee, Okliiliomn lui'rl . Texas, a total of 910'J students have been made members of (he Navy. The .students arc scutlcrcd In all sorts of schools of leainin.-j. 'they'will follow HIP. V-1'2 program until* graduation. Then they will enter the Navy, most of 'Ihcm us commissioned officers. The V-12 iirngram ha.s three main polnu, nccordlug to Cnpt. Harry Power who Is director of training for the district. lie .snys (tic plan Is lo educate, train physically and for inlllLiiry work (lie boys who may lie cnlled upon to serve as fllficcr.s in war. Power .sn.v.s- the mllitin-y li-nliilng is secondary and iliat it. Is more important lo see thai Ihe youths arc put jntn first-rale physical condition and to sec that their education Is guided along the best Unas. The youlhs lire on Uncle Ham'.s imyroll. loo. They (jet $50 a month pay, and have Ihclr tuition, fond, housing, uniforms ami medical cure paid lor by the government. New York Cotton open high low close Men. . 1370 1983 I07D 1.082 I9IH May . -!)S7 imi 1051 1970 1953 July . 2057 2%li ZOSfl 20(30 205'! Oct. , 201)3 201IJ 200.1 201R 20JI Dec. . 11)87 1993 l!18(i 1338 19113 Japs Lose 65 Out Of 110 Aircraft Trying To Smash U. S. Landings On Rendova Today's War Commentar ary Pacific Plans Indicated Ity i\(!\v U.S. Offensive By THOMAS J. ol llnllrd rirsi .osl. Ihcro l>c any inismuiorsliiiuliiiK nboul. llic 'nuw American olfcnsivu in l ho I'nclfic, it would |,o well not to ic«l loo niiicli nil n(, once. Our combined opemlioiw cxiciid over « front, iiluitil 725 IOK Ions; Imi HI lhc VJI.H! I'miilie (luit'.s only a small IVac- lion of the whole |>i!i;ormmi. Tnctictilly, it's it hujju openilion; but, slviilejriaillv il in united lo cm-tain objectives (hut will K ivc us postilions lor Inter mov«K on n.btff Hiulc. As II shhpra up nl. (his stage, t- . Hit' American objective is lo break down lhc whole .southuistern cor- Kllrc lma J»|wn's warlords will ncr of Japan's IU-(;ot(ci< Island <-'"""H»' swiftly, empire. | The whorciilimits of the Japanese That corner IK riveted on I ho U 1 ' 111111 feel Is im Intriguing sub- central Solomons nnd comprises J l ' ct fni ' s]>«.'uliitloit. Undoubtedly, the Irlnnidc formed by Uabinil mill " coiwldciable purl of the Jap Truck to Die north and New Guinea " tct ls ^ SC(I ll t Truk and Ualiaul, I Iliikntn liny on Santa Isabel Is 10 th? west Japan's soulhcusl Pacific corner Employes Must File For Tax Exemption Cerliiicatc.s for employes' withholding exemptions, which must no filed with employers before em- ployes receive next week's pay under ihe fay-As-You-Oo plan, arc available at tlie olTlcc of Chamber of Commerce, it was nimonnccd today by j. Men vj roo ks. secretary Either employers or employes may call for tlie certificates, it was announced. Certificates for employers already have been distributed by Ibis same group. Chicago Wheat open high ) mv ctosc D1 . c| July . HT.i 14851 141',', 148"; H6»; Sep. . Hiy, 14314 [ 41 HgB4 i 46;j . Dec. . 148?i 150',i 148)1 150'j, 148',.; Chicago Rye open high low close Ju)y . 102>i ,06-v, losV cs l>- • 101 Vi 103 103"i ' '"'' 1<H 106% Lightning flashes travel at n Peed of approximately Sfl.OOD miles a second. Youthful Marine Plans Caiecr- Ile's Going To Stay In Service Tiic Marine Corps h.i.s been good to Staff Sergt. Charlie Vickcrs and Charlie has decided to slick willi tlie Marines, even after the war is over. The 10-year-old Blyllic- vtlle lad ha.s it all figured out. He's going to make a career of his work as an aviation mtchanic because aflcr the war the service still will need technical experts. So many of the! boys will return to civilian life ihosc who stay in service will have Important work to do. Right no-.v. Charlie Isn't doing badly. He went in two years ago and it took him a solid year to make Ills first .stripe. But when he got started, he went up In a liur- i.v. The second year he made llntc additional stripes and the way you have lo work lor promotions in the Marine Corps, that's something. His salary i s extra good for a boy of 19, and besides, he gets tils food, clothing, quarters and hwv pltallaitlon. He lias 40 men under him, al!i°ugh he Is Jusl about the young- Mt of lhc bunch, but he lias a knack of getting along with his ncn and they respect him in spite of lib; youth. Six years ago. when Charlie was rowing up In Blytlieville he didn't dream things would break so well, but ycslerday when he came back horns for the first time since join. ing up. he was enlhuslasllc. i "1 spend a lot of time rending about aircraft engines and every day I learn something new,' 1 Charlie told the Courier News. "I'm going to ktcp on learning, loo." "f am going to stay In (he Marines 30 years and when I come out I hope to be a lot higher lhan I am now, I'll be only 47 ytnra old Ihcn and can retire at full pay, but t'll still be young enough lo make a good living In ciisine »ig," >ie continued. Sergeant Vickers' family Is scattered now, but anyway lip »•»tiled to come back lo the place whore he gnw up, even though il meant II long Journey frotn EI Toro, Marine Corps Air Station. uci\r Los Angeles, Calif. He particularly wanted to sec his lltllc sister, Nancy Hamilton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George A. ll.imillon. While here, he Is more or less under the "wing" of R, P. Klrsh- ner, who was appointed bis guardian when he had to obtain permission to join the Marines because he was under age. Because Charlie's father is dead. Mr. Klrsh- ner agreed lo serve a.s guardian and he's jvisl about as provid of Charlie In his snappy uniform and medals as ; Charlie's own father would have been, has blocked Allied slvc almost from Ihe beginning 'of (lie conflict, So long as Die enemy lu-ld H, the Amerlcnn supply line lo Australia was In dungcr: tlie Ihreul to Australia Itself was over-pi'Mcnl. Diverted Our KtreiiKlh . What's more, the enemy's defense line from Truk, through Ka- baul to the central Solomons, and westward through Now Guinea lo Hie Imllca Ims'forced' 1 " c-ontlniial diversion of Allied strength. Lacking tliO: .strength previously to break- through.• thut. corner,' w had to ptUrol ill constnnlly,"l)>uj> riillng ouL any lioncenlriUlon of Allied forces for blows nearer Ja- |)nn ll.ielf. • Now, npiinicnlly. the tlmn has conic when we ciin assort ourselves oul Ihoro. We luive consWcrnblo ground forces. formidable nlr strength and a massive fleet al our command. Tlic lonif months of preparation and tedious accumulation have begun paying dividends. We are striking i\t several enemy strouBpolnts over n wlilc front, and In each Instuncc we are strongly supported nl sen and 111 the air. Nothing could givi: jjreater cause for satisfaction aiiionii Ihe Allies. The nature of the ciirrenl op- eralion Indicates strongly that we're heading for Itnbaiil, llic big Jap fleel niichoriigc on the norlti- crn lip of New Britain Island. A glance at the map will show why. T!>e occupation of Trobrland and Woodlnrk Islamw, cast of i'a- pua, has two purposes, 'Ilie firnl Is to protect the t'apuun flank from Jap counter-alUick and the .second Is to give us advantage bases for air action iigulnst.cither New llrltaln or uougalnvlllc Jn Ihe upptr Solomons. From \Yoodlnrt, tf, s 250 miles to Uuln on Bougainville—easy fighter range. From Trobriand lo Gasmala on New Britain, H'.s only JI5 miles —again well wlihin range of our fighters. Thus Is opened the possibility of an eventual Allied landing on (Ithcr New Britain or Bougainville, or both, to get al Kabaul. The American invasion of Nassau Bay, New Guinea, Just below Sal- amaur. is designed to clean up Jap resistance In eastern New Onincii and pave the way for an assault on New Britain from lhc west. 'Ihc other arm of lhc American pincers—tlic landings on Uendova j nnd New Georgia Islands—lias a similar objoctlvd. Once ivc win New Georgia, we can use the Munda land, r.ncl in Shorllaud Island In Ihe upiior Solomons. Hut the blir Jap nnvnl units have not been in evidence since Ihe dlsn.ilroiis Japanese defcnl off Guadalcanal on November lath to IClii. 'Ilitre Is u strong ixvulblllly (lull Tojo will .scml his main fleet Into (lie Solomons-New CHilncn bnltle xonc In chullengc Ilio new American olfciulvo. It he does, the decisive baltle of lhc Hiicldc war limy '•-• fouglil right then nnd there. The Jup fleet Is the backbone of Japan's defense. If It, can bn lured Into battle and defeated decisively, the task of the ,Allied armies -.liv.tolling back to Toliyo will • bedouin'"Imiucnsilialjly easier Drvelopmcnts within Ihu next few lie of vast Imgrarlnncc. days / Losing Grip; Admiral Robert Makes Over- lure To Washington Hy Dulled Press Martinique—next lo the toft of Ihc I-'rench possessions muter Vichy control—Is getting ready lo cuter Ihe Allied fold. . The only oilier territory still mnlnlnlninx allegiance to Marshal Petaln is Japanese-occupied French Indo-Chliui. Robert at Martinique No Lives Lost Aboard Cawley; Battle Rages Foi New Georgia of- Vitu H.r. llnlli-d ' A motion's new I'jiufic fensive 11 jroiiiK \\ell Oui holding and maiincs si UKgcil ti )cll wa ^ bittci Japanese rc- to diptiue iniiioilnnt tmiboi on (.he sottth- wuslci n Up oi New Gcort' a inland. And oiii iilloth and naval gun- neis Imu Silot dottii 05 out of 110 boinbci-. mid lighlei* that tried to smash the. American landings on' Hciulova island. A Na\j communique giving elc- liiLli, of the I)1 B push foi tm. fli,& lime Indicates tniit wild and violent [Itjiulng Is in piogress nil along the line U icseals that so fin, wevc lost " 7100 ton liogp linmporl mid n lilanc'i In the nendova - Ncv, Cleoitla nisnull nils dlicctly rc- tulcs cntllor Jap clitimi today tiut 31 AmoiLan planes were destroyed and sh tiaiibporl'i, Unec ciulius and a destroyer were simK or damaged oif .HentioVa. 'lodaj s Na\y communique says linn nol n single man \us lost ,ti the sinking 0 { Ino transnoit-'Iiie Admiral lias asked Washington lo representative to discuss n "change In French authority," In the Island. Rising opposition lo Vichy, the formation of Hie French Cotnmil- tcc for Liberation In Norlli Africa nnd the cutting olf of American food suppllc.s lo Mnrtliilqiic nre said lo have forced (lie cnplltiln- tlon of the commissioner of the French Antilles. The ndmlrnl broadcast Ills request to the Untied Slates last night, asserllnj his appeal was motivated by n desire "lo avoid bloodshed." Roberl made two stipulations— that no American troops land In ithc Island and thai Ihe United i States ynnraulcc to maintain I I-'rench sovereignly. | Meanwhile lirllish Prime Minister Churchli; ha.s cl.irlficd lhc Allied nlliliide mi French unity somewhat. He told parliament , e can use te una . o parament which the Japs laboriously'° r General Elsenhower's tnterven- }>llilt. l)r*f tr/>nn /4!lr >i/*>nK )iln-l n In liOJl ill Dip Vr/>l1r>l> elf.mlln,, I.. built beU'ecn our hoinb blasts, to bring every part of tlie Solomon Islands wlihin range of our fighters. , Heavy In the French North Africa. Churchill reported thai both United SLitcs nnd Brldsh , urcrn- fighting unrioiiblcclly lies IIlcl >ls had backed Elsenhower In lls f«l' ahead and probably is in progress right now, (specially on New Georgia and probably in the Nassao Bay area. The Japs cer-1 talnly recognize lhc sudden new Ihrcnt lo thcli ciulre southwestern thai General Giraud be retained as military commander to avoid Impeding Ihe war effort. The French Committee of Na- njiuni 10 men enure southwestern " Uln ' tlbcrnlloji Is meeting In Al- Iront. II ihey lose Rabaul our 6 |m to(ln v w 1 ' 11 General Uc Gaulle '•• will have torn apart (he' |)rcslrifn ? and General Oiraud at •- »•- — " - tending. There Is every indication of n considerable degree of bar troops _ veil protecting llic enemy's entire Island lltloral. May. Isolate Triik Tnifc. one of the most heavily guarded Island citadels In Ihe world, will be In danger of becoming isolated. U will be possible or our side to by-pass Truk when and tf the new cnninnlun Is con- mony on the eve of General Gl- raud's departure for Washington. Livestock ST. LOUIS, July 1. IUPI— Hog icelpts ll.OcO, salable S.OCO. Top H.CO; 180-280 pounds 13.15-13.90; lia-iliO pounds 12.75-13.35; sows .,„ slralght for Die Philippines. , ua.iw „ Bui again, one would do well not 11260-1200 o expcci all U«SM events lo hap-; rjallle 2.250, salable 1,500; calves - , ...... — 800 all salable. Slaughter steers "8 Into position to make these ------- levclopuients possible. Rlghl now, ('.» n war for position with our Ide on the move, but we can be '11.50-16.55; slaughter heifers 10.5015.50; stockcr nnd feeder steers 11,00-15.50; canners nnd rullers G.CO-!),50; COWS 10.CO-I1.00 McCnwloj, v.hlch usui to be Vne line) Sniun tin^baingni Jap Sub Finished Ship Hie McCnv,ley mi hit nnd dls- lecl by Jap tm-pcdo planes aUei new Amcrlcmi i"!j ( " ntl ° m H OJ "\ oh , Reildovi1 Lnfcr, n Jup subinnilne admliilstel- erl Hit flluil btoK nnd t t ia ship went uowri, but not befoie every mnn had been lemoyed The, Jipancu appoietitty are tlnowlng everytulng fhe> have Into a wild defense of Ihclr New Georgia position? in the carl} foienoon of ycstcrdnj, tne NIUJ snjs -uirt con- tlnuliiE ilnlll laa nltcinoon Ihcy senl HU -bombers and fighters of types against oui hncinw tkvs Our planes npd imval units rip iicrt into them -;a\agely, basglng b5 eiKmj pi Hiss AIHI complete, rc- x»rls 4tlil die not in 'Iho Nn\y communique deall only wilh tlic fcolomon Islaurk phase of he uffcnshc Earlier, Secretary of War bllmson bald the whole uilvo —from ihe Central Solomons lo Nasstnu Bay on New Guinea-is progressing satisfactorily and '•"ac- corotn^ to plan ; VI™ iUrbor Caplured ' Tlic capture of Vim Harbor on New Georgia by what thfNavj calls "Joint U S Forces, Is an example of what Stlmson'meant Dctai's of how the capture of thb importanl hniboi, 30 miles fiom Ihe Jap ail bare of Mundn, wis nccompllshctl sllll arc not available Ilie mvy disclooc'i that the ni»ht befoie our soldiers hit the h(., lt ,ii cs of Hcndovn nnd New Georgia oui A\cngcr toriwrlo •. bombers : and dauntless dive bnmbers ' attacked the air field, stores and camp areas at Vila on Kolombangara Island, Then, on tlie day of tlie Invasions, our Mitchell .medium 'bombers?'" Dauntless dive bombers and Avcn- : , gcr torpedo bombers hammered the Jap positions on Munrta where n large fire was started Secretary Stlmson told his new? conference earlier today that llio big push was planned ueeks ago ! during tlie Washington Conferences of clghl ranking American general's" from tlic Australian area. Stimson said"American Forces have reached f the olittr dcicnse of Japanese positions and strong enemy reaction may be expected.' Weather Unfavorable Tlic American landings v.ere carried oul fn slormy weather and high soas that severely buffelccl lhc assault craft. The ranks hit Nassau Beach at midnight Without Opposition but il vasnt long befoie they began slugging their way iulo the enemy's defenses. > No opposition .was encountered by the v-inks who landed on tnc Irobriaud and Woodlark Jsland groups, cast of New Guinea.-"-•',-••' In all our offensive operations, marines and soldiers, .nake ufj.the assault forces, supported by American, AuslraUan-arid Dutch aviators arid naval forces, including i motor torpedo boats. ' ' The entire oper&lioi\ Is under the command of. On MacArthiir ! whose 'staff planned the drive with J the staff of Admlril Halsey, com- '• m»«der In ihe SouUi.Psclfic Lieut ' Gen. Walter Krugcr* ij commanding certain phases of the action ' ' A shock sufficient U kill a man can be ' discharged by an electric ce). ' -• i

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