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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER ftp tuwfuviRT icu-iutna »»,r> asM«fuui.«, ' \ " VOLUMK X!_NO. 02. BIythcvUle D«Uy Blythevtlle Courier NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND BOVTHKABT MIB8OUHI Blythevlllo Herald Mississippi Valley Leader HLVTIIKVIU.K, ARKANSAS, FH1DAY, JULY 2, SINGLE COPIES FIVE, CEN'J'S U. S. INFANTRYMEN MOVE AGAINST WINDA Today's War Commentary Invasion Hour? I'A'Ciiis Indicate Early Attack On Italy By THOMAS J. DONOHUE of United frets II is difficult lo predict anything in this war ;md doubly (JiUictilt. (o predict tlie time or place set for ;in Allied invasion of Kuropc. One can only piece together the Kcnttercil bits of information available and from them try to fix a trend. The aclunl information .on this score is and will be a closely guarded secret known only to the Allied High Command until our armies storm the continent. 'However, Hie atmosphere over .— Europe and tlie pronouncements of various Alliul officials Indicate strongly that zero hour must not * * • lie far distant. It seems lhat the American offensive, which has j«st begun in the Pacific is only part of a tvorld-widc assault t>y the Allies that will grow in scope and intensity as llic Summer advances. For global war means just that; each front is part of a whole rcy giirclless of the relative distances' separating them. And n global offensive requires n global effort If ths three main Axis citadels are to t be brought, crashing down, l.nng Preparation It follows, then, that the European part of the general Allied drive is imminent. Preparations for it actually have hecn under way since November when tile great Allied air offensive against Germany began in earnest. Italy lias been under powerful air assault since the .stnrt of the Tunlsinii campaign. And now both Germnny and Italy 'and her island outposts are getting air bombardments on a .scale of violence never approached be/ore. There is a difference, however, between the air bombardments of Germany and those of Italy. The attacks on the Reich arc "strategic" bombardment 1 ; while those on Italy it does develop, it ssems likely that t will be followed swiftly by a full-scale Russian offensive in the east in order lhat Germany will be .brought under attack in as 'iiaiiy sectors as passible. But, as we noted earlier, it is Impossible to estimate the exact time and place that the Allied of- fonsivc will develop. All that can be said at this moment ts lhat it appears imminent and that the first blow probably will be struck In the central Mediterranean. We can only await developments, . are "tactical 11 bombardments. In other words, the great assault on the Ruhr Valley and subsidary points purely cann'J; lie t/'n:!i<Jercd a pre-invasion Barrage. It F.D.R.Vetoes Anti Subsidy Legislation By United Press President Roosevelt has vetoed the bill forbidding subsidies to roll back food prices. He described it as an "inflation bill, a high cost of living bill anc ; a food shortage hill." The President" said "the" anti- subsidy bill would become law only over his strenuous protest. He said the measure was an effort to hamstring the program to stabilize the cost of living—indeed woulc is designed to wreck and weaken;make it impossible to stop the ris- . Germany's war production, her land .and water, transport,-, her' , morale and hef' economy. , The - acliiHr<..pre-invB.<;ian tactical bom- •[• MrdmAlEVagatrisirijermfmy - or Us approaches has not yet begun. The assault on Italy,'Sicily, Sardinia and nearby points, however, can be considered as a pure tactical bombardment. This'is directed against coastal defenses, airfields, supply dumps and other installations dial would impede an actual Allied landing attempt. i& This simple fact tells us that "when the Allied offensive begins, the first objective very likely will be Italy and her guardian islands. The attack 1 against Prance, Belgium or Holland, "probably will wait 'until the taifcical bomber force clears the way. Assault May Ejpand Subsidiary tactical bombardments have begun against Greece but not yet on a prc-invasion scale. So, with this as a gauge, it would seem that after the invasion of Sicily, Sardinia, perhaps Corsica and Italy ilsdf Is well under way, the Allied assault will expand eastward against the Balkans. Then, perhaps, Die footholds well established along the southern coast of Europe, lhe attack in the west will develop. . By the ordinary ruhs of deduction, therefore, it would seem that the tirst offensive action by the Allies will come in the central Med- itcrraiiean. As lor Hie time of the attack, , we have only general statements jfj from Allied officials, such as Prime '^'Minlsler Churchill, who fixes it as sometime before the leaves of Autumn fall. That could mean any time between now and September. The British high commissioner to Canada, Malcolm -MacDonaki, says cryptically that it's unlikely we'll have lo wait "very long" before the ground attack against Germany is launched. Secretary of the Navy Ktto.\- says preparations arc "well advanced." But perhaps nn even better gauge of Allied Intentions can be found within Europe itself. Jugaslav and Greek Guerrilla armies have launched what appear lo be coordinated offensives in the jitter/ Balkans and have achieved some success. The Balkan patriot armies undoubtedly arc in close touch with Allied headquarters both in London and North Africa through their own devious means of communication. This sudden .surge of activity on Ihcir part suggests lhat they have gotten wind or somc imminent ' Allied move. Invasion Fleets Reported III addition, reports from Spain and Axis sources repeatedly have lold of huge Allied invasion armadas steaming eastward through lhe Mediterranean from Gibraltar ever since th» fall of Tunisia. Even i Allied reports have been passed by P censors, telling of mammoth Invasion preparations along lhe whole North African coast line. Also, there may be some significance in the sudden postponement of General "oiraiid's projected !*p lo lhe United Stales. And the Axis radios have said that British statesmen have cancelled their usual week-end holidays and are remaining in London. All this, then, would seem lo indicate that lhe attack on southern Europe Is only hours away. When ing cost of living. Said Mr. Roosevelt: "No matter how this measurers interpreted, it ..will; haver a sdevas- tatjngi effect on our economy anc our .war effort, about which" I believe the congress and Ihc American people ought clearly: to be In formed." He said it would cause an im mediate increase of five cents a pound in the price of butler and higher prices for every ounce o meal lhat goes O n the family ta ble. He objected strenuously lo tin provision forbidding him from buy ing farm products and reselling them al a loss as an indirect sub sidy. He charged that the restriction voted by Congress would put th< soldiers, the workers* aiid .the un organized consumers-.''at war will the farmers." And he urged the congress tc hasten to pass a Joint resolution extending the life of the Commod ity Credit Corporation for t.w ( years—with lhe anti-subsidy ride removed. House Majority Leader McCor mack moved for a vote on thi question of overriding the veto a: soon as the President's mcssagi was read. Seabces Need Men; Recruiter Coining Because (he Navy's Ecabccs need more men Immediately, ttic Navy will send another officer here next week lo assist Robert Horrell. local recruilinc nrTVer, in chllstfif men in this hianch of the service. Lieut, Earl Walker will be in Blythcvillc Tuesday at, the court house office where men Interested in serving Ihetr couhlry in their own line of work may confer with him. Ratings as high as chief petty officers now are open and those who can qualify may discuss the mailer nt this' time, It has been announced. Ages for enlistment arc from 17 lo SO ycafs and the pay is as high as $188.77, including allowances for dependents. Men classed as handy men with tools also may qualify for petty officer ratings. Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, July 2. (UP)-Hog receipts 1,000 head, wilh 6,500 salable. Top price-$14.25; 180-280 Ibs H.10-H.25; 140-160 Ibs. 13.00-1350'' sows 12.75-13.25. Cattle receipts 1,500, with 700 head salable; calves 400, all salable slaughter' steers 11.50-16.50; slaughter, heifers 10,50-15.50; stocker and feeder slcers 11.00-15.50- canners and cutters 6.00-9.50; cows 10.CO-11.00. New York Cotton open hlgli low close pr.cl . 1973 1982 1974 1980 1982 , 1989 1969 1962 1957 1970 July . 2080 2064 2055 2052 20GO Mch. May ^^ - w * v . Guns, Planes Pound Solomons Base VIorc Points Will Be Needed To Buy Beef, Veal, Lamb and Mutton Guerrilla* Still Fight Japs On Calm SAN FRANCISCO, July 3..UJI') —The Manllii radio admits that M months nfler lhe (all of Cor- rciitilor, a wc-II-orgmilwd force of l-'llipino and American irregular troops l.s resisting (he J«ps Btitb- bornly on Ccbu Island. Tlie Manila radio reports a clash between the Jap army ami Hie Filipino-American hroguliivs on June 13th in which Ihc- Japs were quite clalt'd hi'cuu.so (hoy succeeded in ciitcliln/j four of (,hc guerrillas alive. ; The Japs who curried out' (his capture wcrq decorated by Meiit. lien. Nnkajlnm and cri'dUed with having undergone great hardship, nut at the same lime, the Inoad- l!y \lnilrA fress The Nation's meat platters will >c skimpier this month than ever ie fore. I Tlmt news comes from the OI'A ivith nji announcement (lint radon ' «ist admitted thai tin- Jups refill)' >oint values on all meat except ; caught the four guerrillas be- lork are going up again. I cause the band's liradt|imrtcr,s was They'll be upped one or t\™; revealed lo (hem by n traitor. Mints a pound tor beef, vcul, lamb'[ Trie Japs hiivc been more than uid miitlon starting Sunday. Tlie i ever exercised over f'licrrllia rcslst- ,'alucs of canned fresh shelled : unco since their puppet Interior beans and green, or wax beans will | minister In the Philippines, Jase laurel, was .seriously woundecl last ,o down. But this gain w'ill be counteracted by a boost in iwinUs required 'or canned corn, peas, (omalocs. . Ive varieties of bottled fruits, and 1 :anncd fish. OPA officials say the meat shorl- igc has grown'progressively worse. Beef supplies for civilians In July will be the smallest, since tlie start of rationing. Hut the Department of Agriculture says in day that the outlook fo Fall Is mfich better. The OPA notes a greater consumption of ix>rk and other types of meats in the past three weeks, iclping lo ease the beef shortage. But officials' explain that even pork supplies will be less normal this month. While tlie food shortage continues, the strike-induced coal shortage is tapering off. More miners ore returning to the pits. The back .to work movement Is slowly restoring normal .operations even-in the Pennsylvania and Ma-. bama zones of strongest miner re-' sistance.!.'Ab6ut":50,OpO'.'of ..Pennsylvania'? 130,006't0Ti5"'6'f sfeel—enough for 60 destroyers! j' 1 Washnigton, Republican Con-' gressman Albert,!,Engel of Michigan charges that 48 corporations are exploiting the dorcniincnt. He says the firms folding war contracts have paid"-'taxes with funds they received from Uncle Sam.' Engel charged they figure their taxes as part of production cost paid by the government. And he further asserted that this enabled them to make what he called "sensational excessive profits". And he added that if Communism gets u foothold in America it will be because of what he termed "these wartime profiteers in the ranks of labor and industry." The Federal Communicalions Commission has been accused of endangering national security. Counsel for n House committee vestigating the FCC reveals that the joint chiefs of staff of the war and navy departments think the FCC can't keen a military secret. And they've asked the President to ban the commission from duplicating certain radio monitoring that Is bolus ''one by military authorities. April by Filipino patriots. Tomorrow Is The Day, 1 Department .»• . f^ i a rejiort to- I\J^^71Q S»,Pfr '••' for beef :n the *NeHaJL» tsJO.y ' Ocl. Dec. 2013 1993 2015 1991 203-1 1983 2010 1995 201G 1998 By lhillr.il Press ^; Tlie Germans insist tomorrow Is Hie Allied Hero hour In Invade £ii- rope, but air activity is far from ore-invasion scale. -'•'.•/ Except ' for last ,-night's regular raids on Sicily ,aiul Sardinia ansl Russian attacks on tlie Gorman supply base on the Tarimu peninsula, military operations were til- inost at a .standstill. ' / * " RAF planrs renewed Hie offensive against Italy by bombing the railroad .station at Cagllari on lh& southern, ccast of .Sardinia, iiic'-: raiding the -Sicilian' port"of rWp ermo some 200 miles away. British fliers said -at least one twa-lba'black-buster exploded near the Casjliari station. In dny operations yesterday American fliers destroyed four enemy aircraft in patrolling activity in the Mediterranean. All plants returned from both British; and American operations. , ' ' Allied fliers returning to the fcene of action of a week ago in the Lavkas channel off tlie west coast, of Greece discovered they had done a better job than they previously thought when they damaged a medium transport. They found Hie. ship listing heavily and blocking the channel ot the port. They further improved on Uieir handiwork by inflicting additional damage on the vessel and attacking another enemy schooner oil the coast. In Greece it.self, the enemy l.s reported increasing lhe defenses lo strengthen Ihc southeast gatc- wny to lhe Balkans. Jittery Germany is said to have sent several divisions-lo (lie Yanks Attack Miinda From Rondova 5L BOUGAINVILLE f\i s e*5fs W'^CT SilORTLANDI? ,$t> ^^^k^^ X;*' 1 <« — ^a' 10 "'" ^4 A Hj ^olombonjottf \??^5ANTA ISABEL 'V/V W/«Wc*>fNv^X * * vSU/' NEW- •/Vi^*' S-5S GEORGIA ^^ ^ _ ^ MALAITA MUN.fiJpSS"™' 1 ^ r 1> RENDOVA^^'^^K -yx^ssuu .s: i f&IEL<^8 NtW UINM - .Joboyl i« \&^*\ ^-..•^5 NEW HEBKIDES O ••M, "•' NE*.''*a^ Jfr GUADALCANAL^ CRISTOBAL, oBEUONA I Ifrf^V ^S>RENNELL I. UsljiB lhe capl'urc(| Island of'.nciiclcVvu as li' spring board,' 'Ainciwnii forces locliiy ciirncc out land, n'jr nnil mUllery assaults against.".tlie l»ipoi't«iil .;nji«nc.»c lin'm of Mii'mln oil NOW Georgia Island In tho Solomons, .lust five, miles rroin'iMuri(ln,.nimdovir provided the Anicrlcnn* with an Ideal location from which artillery fire could lie -;i!lrect«l to support In cul troops'streaming up Hie coast toward Uio cneniy , . :..V< • '. baso. INEA Tclcmiip). .-..'• • - 121 jr PURS' Illness Fatal To' J. -Frank Hill, Vice-President Of First National Bank New York Stocks A T & T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper neth Steel Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Molor.s Montgomery Ward N Y Centra) Inl Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steel Hadip Socony Vacuum Studebakcr Standard of N J Texas Corp Packard . U S Steel ..... 1S1 3-'i fil 28 1-4 65 1-1 84 1-2 39 5-B 55 1-4 48 1-8 18 13 3-B 11 3-4 20 1-8 11 3-8 13 . 12 3-8 57 5-8 52 3-8 4 3-8 57 5-B try in preparation invasion. against Allied Friiteo Will Scat Service Men First ST. LOUJS, July 2.—The Frisco Railway has Issued' instructions lo Its aBcnls [hat members of the armed services are to be permitted lo board trains before civil- inns cntcrjhcm, H has-been announced by Hussel Coulter, chic! Iraflie officer. The order, he said, will be effective in nil cities where the loading of trains is controlled by gates, and In other cities civilian passengers will be asked lo cooperate. H is believed that Ihc Inslnic- Ilion will facilitate Ihc loading of I(rains. J. Frank fruit of Hew Albany, Miss., vice, president ot First National Bank and a director of Federal Compress here, died yesterday afternoon at a Baltimore, Md., hospital. He wns 5(i. Well known In Dlythcvillc where he had visited, while attending in business, Mr. Hall was widely known In tlie banking. Insurance am! Iumb6r circles ol the Mid- South. Al the time of his death he was president of the Bank of New Albany and former Memphis manager for Ihc Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York. Born In Oxford, Miss., he moved from New Albany to Memphis hi 1Q30 to enter llic insurance Held hut returned to his Mississippi home a year ago to devote all his time to banking Interests. He went to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore recently afler having become til of a slomach ailment and his condition was not believed .serious until a short lime before he died. lie is survived by his wife. Mrs. Dorothy Sykcs Hall; three daugh- Icrs, Mrs. Jack W. Harmon of Memphis. Mi's. Warren II. Barry of Fort Worth, mid Miss Catherine Sykes Hall of New Albany; a son, J. Frank Hall Jr., of New Albany; four sisters, Mrs. Alma Cokcr. Mrs. Newt Parks, Mrs. Cora Wllbanks and Mrs. Landon carl- Ion, and two brothers, D. [I. Hall and Clyde Hall, all of New Albany. Funeral arranement.s arc incomplete. Detroit Traitor; Sam pies Mercy •: ' !• :•'-'• -. , v • .' . ' ' ' }' '• • • •! - , r \ .' ' % .' J, He SouJiht To Dejslroy '' ' ""• P • . . .-./v. •-' traitor "who (Hod tT'l'hoiisanil deaths today owns his life to .the. democracy ho scorned n,% dccndoill. Miix Stcplnin didn't linni; tills morning—thanks to the clemency ol President Roosevelt who' commuted his (leiilir sentence, lo lite impi'lsonpicnt. Hut Stcplmn, who sheltered un escaped .Nftzl (Her from a G'nnn- dlan prison camp, by his own admission died a thousand limes from fear nn • iii, gallows Unit never, wns erected. A 'ycnr.lnga lu a Detroit, Federal Court he predicted that Clm-niany would never let him hang and Unit tlie 'Naals woiild win'llic war in two nmntlis. ' ' Yesterday, when Ihc commutation of-Ills (tenth sentence came through, •Slcplian, a nerve-wracked shadow , of, a man, smothered the warden's! hand with kisses. He sobbed llko a baby. And when lie asked what he now lbo;i|:h|. of Hie President, anil the United Stales, he muttered through ill's tears: '"Thanh tiod for Ihem holh." llio shadowji ,'wor nn tho,: floor 'of Stoplmri's small-cell til ihp Milan Penitentiary when'-lHc news nrrlved. / ,- ' >Tim Irallor had long since renl- l/.cd Hint tho Germany he sought lo serve, could not suvb ihltn. Instead, ho placed his last hope of salvation on tlie morcy of tnc I'icslileiil of Uio United States. Ami Just eight hours before he wns scheduled lo hang, Stephan learned lhat ht.s appeal for niprcy had been granted. His emotional break-down wns not ii nice thing lo sco. In announcing the commutation, Ihu White House said President lloosevolt iiclluvcti the punalty wns too severe. ! Others, amoiiK those .whci thpn'glit death too extreme a penalty (or the crime was Supreme Court Justice Frank Murphy. But Federal Judge Arthur. J. TuUIc who imposed sentence on Slcplian thought differently. To IhrMc who illiMigrecd will) him Judge; Tultlc said Ihelr alllliid'c proved that this nation has bii- come loo soft toward Its enemies. French peasants often ate cats until recent times. In China, both cat and dog carcasses arc ptcklcd whole and Ihen eaten. Farmers Smile As Hoi Weather Matures Colton After weck-s o(, worry because of adverse weather and labor conditions. Mississippi County farmers again arc wearing broad smiles for the cotton crop Is rapidly maturing, lhe soybean crop lias the best prospect In years and the oaslure products are excellent lo make the $470.000 acres of farm land again resembling a plclure of polcntial wealth. Although cotton was two to three weeks late In the late Spring, the extremely hot weather of June has caused It to grow so rapidly lhat It Is now 85 per cent normal, according to farm experU. Of Ihc 170,000 acres planted to cotlon in Mississippi County, it Is estimated that thc v l943 harvest will only be 10 per cent less than that of last year's boOntlful crop—despite llic flood and tyiud which cut the acreage in Western Mississippi county mid the usual amount of grass, due to frequent rain and early hot wtalher. Tlie cotton fields arc practically clean of all weeds and grass afler a hetllc chopping season in which some farmers paid hl.;h prices to have their fields cleaned as quickly as possible. Rain is needed in local sections, especially in the Number Nine neighborhood and in the wcslein part of the county. •Soybeans— Mississippi County's second crop—is ihls year fulfilling ali expectations. With 33.000 acres planted in the Northern half of Ihc county and a larger acreage In the Southern district, somc ot this is In com and soybeans and some Is In soybeans alone. The alfalfa crop ts at least 75 per cent normal, which Is considered very good, according to farm leaders, because about 10 per cent of the alfalfa planted was plowed up because of the long, cold Spring which retarded lhe crop The North Dislricl has 25,000 acres of this crop of thfc year be- cause it is only -10 per criu li.mn.il. Too much rain and lack of cultivation hampered the crop, according to far nileadcrs who said that some, corn has been planted within the past week by farmers prevented from earlier plnnling by the seep water from the flood in the weslcrn part of the county. Those are trying to plant as much feed crop a.s possible with tlie hope that a late Fall will allow Ihc crops to nifllcrlnliz/:. Last year there were 70,000 acres of corn planted, with soybeans, In this end of Ihc county and about '.he same acreage li- the Southern district. Pastures and gardens are in very goad shape. It Is said, with 15,000 Acres ot these croiw. • There was an Increase ot 40 p*r cent In gardens over tliat of last scar to reflect the patriotism ot farm family members who arc growing all they can eat at home and canning as inncli as possible. PosthuniMifi A ward Given Missourian CARUTHR.4VILLE, Mo., July ?..— Friends here have learned ol the posthumous award of Second Oak Ijeaf Cluster lo Air Medal, lo Tech. Scrgt. Sieve Mcdlhig, Sr., former residents of Hits city but now ot Jefferson Oily, where Atty. Mcel- |liiiB Is a niembcr of the slute at- ,ti)rncy-gcncral's staff. Sergl. Mcdllng, radio operator on a Flying Korlrcss In the Norlh Africa war theater, wns reported missing after his bonilicr was stricken on one of Its missions, and fell inlo the sea on Its return night.' Accompanying bombers reported on their return thai crew members'of the stricken bomber were seen parachuting Into the sea. but, mini: of the crew has been reported us found. The War Department has advised lits parent.s thai he is listed as dead. The family lived here for several years, and Is well known In this city and county. Sergt .Mcd- llng attended the local sr.honh and was a member of various athletic tennis. Postoffice To Close The Blythcvillc poslofticc will be closed Monday, In cclebrallon of (lie Fourth of July holiday, It wns announced today by Postmaster fioss Stevens. Tlie tobby will remain open for box .service and special delivery letters will be distributed, as is lhe custom on legal holidays, it wns announced. Chicnqo Wheat open hlgli low close nr.cl. SC|i. . 148-); Mil H7!i 147-S M8-S Dec. . HflTi. 1501-i 148y, 149 »0> Chicago Rye open tilgh Ion' close pr.cl. Sep 1C4K 104 Dec 106% 106-71 Pcunsylvanian A s s u in c s - Pastorate Of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church St. Klcphch's Knlscopnl Church hns a new full-time rector. 'Hie Rev. Thomas n. Kmyllic Jr.. ol Dirdsboro. Penna., has arrived lo assume pastorship ot Ihis congregation wlilch'hns been without a rector for more than two years. The Ilcv. Mr. Smylh? also will serve as rector of the Calvary Episcopal Church In Osceola with .•.ervlcrs to be held here nach Sunday morning and there cadi Sunday night, except on one Sunday In the month when the program will be reversed. In addition to regular church services In the future, both con- itrcftfllnns also will have Sunday School and regular meetings ot the altar societies for a complete church program In the future. Tlie new rector, who is al Hotel Noble for lhe present, will make his homo In Blylheville. !fe will be formally Introduced to his congregation Sunday morn- inj by Bishou H. Blanti .Sfitciicli p oi Little Rock, who will conduct the communion service. Tlie Rev. kr. Sniythc was educated In- ,the public schools of Reading, Pcnna., and was graduated from Albright College, at Renrtlnsi -with an A. B. degree. He received his Bachelor ol Divinity degree n month ago from lhe Philadelphia Divinity School. Tlie mountainous surface of tlie moon is believed comix>scd ot pum- iro U. S. Soldiers, Marines Push Up Coast Toward Fortified Plantation * - «y United Press '' " The Japanese defenses' of Mundii on Ncyy' Georgia Is-' luml me Icing buttered bar;! by American cannon, planes and Infantry. United Slates soldiers atu\ ivmrinc.i arc pushing up a 80-mile stretch of jungle coast toward Munda. Their fust objective is the Lambel- ti plantation where the Jap-, tmcw. have built air defenses to protect tilts Miinda base. , The latest Nnvy communique 6iiy« Allied : bombers and : lorpcdo plnncs ixiundcd llic plantation,,pro- tenling din eastern. approach lo Munda's airdrome and' slartfd- 'a flrg.. .- -.. ,. : ,.,•'> •/.•. -';.-'' -. Doiuhlinyg Grt, Support " ; Tiie ground troops are supporlccl by. n. blistering bnrnige of'artillery fv'pm nowly-ciipturcd- Rcndovn Island—five miles across u reof-flllcd cniimicl from Munda. : . .". 'A . dispatch from' Soulh"I'acltla headquarters says, bur guiis ' arc knocking' .out all tliclr! bases "hi; ule irea. ,pur : ,pllols . apparently now hold a strong' upper' hand aflcr innplng Chcrnj; air strcngtli.yester- ay and \Vcilnesdoy7Jlticy,^already .inye , ,shbt',- down' ";)23-', Japanese llanos opiwsilig the <new 'offcimlvo.'•"- We Jost '25. \but' at' least seven ' ; American 'pilots were rescued.*;'' : Other, '..'dispatches' s'ny the '-Jap-' ahbse._-alr : "power 1 ' h»s > bccri:. :so- w.flflkCned *-'lht»t,' Jlie'•' fSncmy-'s' 'oiily " iibp'a 'of: a 'halfway effcctlyo maw deleting; of Ne*'O<!Or8l»-depcn()s"oil ' help frorrt' oilier 'ureas. • j'Tlic hooli-NRVy-communique reports an 'alp jitlack ( by our • filers on Vila, KolombaiiKura .Island, lo keep '-'.Iho yapijiuse plnncs pinned down thcrb^'. ','.- ' ..',••' . •'; ' .; . ( ; *I«pS Surprised The:iateU.'details of the Initial lamllngH, brr Rcndovn' indicate we ciinglit tlie enemy, hy surprise. , Uttnforceincnts now have streamed into Throbrland and. Wotxllnrk Islands lo tho cast without any op^ •lOs'ltlbYi. The.™ Islands are expected lo provide advancejhascs for.an intensified air .assault on Rabaul, some 5oO miles northward. •••;•' 5 'Hie pthr'r end of ; trui Allied "offensive. 1 lash flicked..olit 100 -miles 6 Ihc. west on lihe. north coast of No.\v Guinea. :,>.;•-.. fr-.. •,,»•.. •-' -.r-s. The; onjoctlvc .there Is' Salamnua —the' big. enemy;;,base,'Forces'.of General; MncArlhur,", who Is running, the./.'coordinated. Pacillc lu- viislnn show—landed nt' Nassau Hay, 10 miles below thler objective: Now they've extended .their beachhead. Ai«irallaii troops Inland are attacking a, 1 few miles ' northwest of Sala.maga. .. t . •..,.,''. A spokesman al General MacArthur's headquarjers says^Amer- Ican casualties so "far have been comparatively light. But harder righting Is In 'the offing: '••"•• In China, the;; Japanese" have thrown In. reinforcement. 1 ; to make a slllfer fight of the Chinese threat' to OuchthkW In "the'Tung-Ting Lake area. / .' ' "~' r And American and British,planes arc still making It hot for the .Inpnnosc In Burma. British fliers lilt Jap supply .depots and:rfa'iik p)' damaged 20 small supply boals. .. Mayor E. R. Jackson Urges Safe Holiday Mayor E. H. Jackson today issued a proclamation asking that rcsl- dcnUs of the Cily of Blythovillo cooperate with lhe National Safety Council in reducing the Ivhh wartime accident loll by cxercls- ing increased care and caution nt 1 , u-nrk, al play. In the home, and in the traffic; on tlie Fourth .of July'. • The National Safety Council I-, conducting a nationwide Campaign lo reduce wartime .accident,T'toli lhat isifhindering produclion and delaying victory. Because this accident', toll ;.an'- nunlly reaches' a peak in the Summer montlu, fed-by a huge FburHi of July pccldent-casualty ,11st, and because It Is more than ever cruelly ironic this year "• to celebrate American independence by causing accidents thai; hinder'efforts'to maintain this .'Independence, the Council has: asked mayors to heart the program .on this'holiday. New ftrleans Cotton Mch. May July Ocl Dec open high low close pr.cl. .' 2010 2012 2004 2038 2013 . IMS SfiOO 1992 I DM. 20 63 , 2089 3089 2081 *»r 268.1 2043 2047 '2034 WM 204S 2025 ,2C<7 2*19 20» 2030

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