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LE (COURIER NEWS NlVurcn *ni.<ii t m uAniiirtu A &m *»._*...__ ' _ ' ' ^^»«^^ » » w^*^ VOLUME XL—NO, 52. BlythevUle Dully Newi , . BlytUcviilc Herald Blythevllle Courier Mississippi Valley Leader .THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP fjbllTilEAST ARKANSAS AND 8OWTHBA8T MISSOURI KLYTMHVJUft, ;MtKANSAS, MONDAY, MAY 17, 1(M SINGLK COI'ILS FIVE CENTS BOMBS CRIPPLE BIG NAZI POWER DAfVlS Today's War Commentary King Victor Allies Speculate on Abdication By THOMAS J. DONOHUE . eC ImllttJ Ftfta Reports that King Victor Kmamiel of Italy has abdicated his throne or is about to abdicate 'sound on the surface, like welcome news. But one sliuujd be wary about these reports until nil the facts are known • J [ l , h u C re |^ rtS al ' C tni0 ' U'C'l'rst Uiintf to be (lelcrniinod is whether Victor Kmamicl is stepping out voliinlarilv or • under duress, if he is being: ousted, w< ; milv i )u wjtncs.sinir a clever propaganda slun,l by the Fascists designed to win a receptive ear in the. Allied councils for their proposals of a separate peace. .It is entirely' possible that, by - — forcing the .73-year-old monarch to alidicale. llic Fascists would be able to say: "Tlie oltl regime Is seme; the new Is ready to talk peace lei-ins." ; II Is reported that Victor Enian- ucl is stepping out in .favor of liis ion, Crown Prince Humbert,. whose- wife, incidentally, was tlie Princess Jose of. Belgium. In this connection, it was only four months ago . that the Fascists restored Humbert i LITTLE HOCK, May 17. J- to the title of heir to the Ilalifui Red Cross workers nrc standing by throne. Until then, he had been . , i area as e r- liiipwn merely . as the Prince of kansas river crral moves sluggishly Piedmont, never as Ihc crown Ijrincc, for his position as' heir apparent had not been recognized by Mussolini. The title restoration was politically significant, designed to identify the Italian monarchy more closely with the fascists and restore the faillj >of the strongly monarchial army and navy in the Fascist regime: Tool For II Ducc If Vtctoi Fnnmtcl is to lie ousted it will be nothing more than a Fascist attempt lo win 'Allied "sympathy and attention. Mujsolinl alwajs Ins used Victor Emanuel as a tool of the party The'king and'his sou— in fact.'all members of the Italian house ol Savoy—have'served Mussolini well Victor Ertianuel allowed Mussolini to divest him of all his kingly functions.; He became a figurehead on the throne, j/hosc duties consist**} rnaliily of pinning medals kpn Mn<sgli r ni & wounded soldiers and wldo*s decorating (.rave-- ind appearing" at state fulcUms: He signed the-war declarations against France Great Britain ind the United Stales. • He. .fully cnciorseil the East African campion and gratefully-accepted'-from the Fascists the title of' Empeior —T title he lost when the British freed SbnittlilaiKl and Ethiopia and the Allied armies, took Libya from htm. 'Ever since Mussolini's march on Rome, Victor Emahuel has identified himself with virtually every one "of Fascism's' misdeeds, If only by his meek acquiescence. Humbert is, of the same Ilk. .The.other possibility is one that bears .consideration. Victor Eriian- uel, knowing that he is a prisoner of the Axis—even though a more or-, less willing one—and recognizing, that his people in the past have had an affectionate regard for him/might be planning a coup of his own. It la possible that the king. Is scheming to flee Italy and set up a government-, in exile in •the manner df the late Admiral Darlan of France. ; .'v> The king might believe Unit if the Allies were 'williti« to deal with a man of Darlan's repula- tion, they would have no more , r repugnance in dealing with him Served to Sptedf Victory Tiiis possibility is a strong one It will be recalled that by doing business with Darlaii, the Allies were able to speed -iju the occupation of Norlh Africa. It was called a ' question of "military expediency" because Darlan, despite liis record as a former collaborationist, was of political and military value to the Allies. Our mili- . tary leaders in Africa said the' dealings with Darlan unquestionably saved many Allied lives and .considerable -time. It also has been said that ah Allied "political Invasion" of Ilaly Js just as likely as a "military invasion." Certainly—if King Victor Emanuel were to appear hi Allied territory, possibly" London or North Africa—it .would have a marked effect on Kalian morale. . If he were to appeal''la the .bomb-weary Italian people over ' Mussolini's head lo lay down Iheir arms. Italy could be had almost for the asking. Before lliere Is any outcry against . ixresiblc Allied dealings with Victor Emanuel,' one should take Into consideration llils question of expediency. The nlcellcs of diplomalic conduct do not apply In war time, if. by chance, Victor ;• Emanuel cllmiM n A it " , ' ".I.....UV.I -„..*.,, v^ J( |«,, tr, | should flee the Axis camp and Beth sled ... 631 come over to the. Allies, he might Chrysler . ,4 JL v ± RbICi dcs p |te '^ ««« °f ccca coia ..:::;:::".-.;;:' ,JS-3-« 36 3-4 51 5-8 the oast. Gen Elcclric is ousted by Ihe Fas- Gen Motors . i- — — ™»V.M ijjr mi: ^-/la cists who then put fortli Humbert or some olhcr as a possible ° r . *'>vn. \ji umc conditional surrender" . dictate ^ ™ V w Casablanca and will attempt every Radio . . Conceivable trick to evade It. The Socony Vacuum FasrUts will increase their frantic Sturtebaker as the Allied bombardment Standard of N J of Italy Is Intensified, and If, ss Texas Corp reported possible, they arc deserted' Packard by the Germans. • US stee'l Red Cross Ready For Flood Duty i« tlie Pine Bhilf area as The Ar- Into the lower reaches, of the swollen stream. The lew, remaining levees on the south bank now sire being threatened. More than G400 families arc affected by the Inundation-which covers well over a million: acres ol Arkansas' richest river bottom fcuiii land from Port Smith to the Mississippi confluence. ' ::. ' • • Little hope is held by U. S. Engineers battling with • sand bags on the softening dikes. A section of the Woodson levee went out with a rush Sunday and rapidly widened to a major breach, sending back water over thousands of acres south of .the state -Negro Boys' Industrial School. .Another break occurred a 'mile farther south. '.'.'•.''.•'... • Although Pine Bluff •.Itself Is considered safe from tlie expected. 32 foot crest,; adjacejitjfavm- land al- : ready is inundated> wllh""a~'fbot of water yet'to; conic'"-' " ..,.. ;.'•' The Red, Cross : says" food provisions'; for: -as many as 4000 Hood refiigees be needed . at tlie . ie ptak, including the Arkansas and White river areas. A 'United Press correspondent .who f!eiv .over, the flood area Sim- day from Little Rock to Pine Bluff found the river spreading ns much as five miles in some low areas. The break below llic Boys' Industrial School is an ever-widening gash. .Countless seeps are menacing sonic dikes from the rear. Flood Hits Farms In Leachvillc Area Hundreds of acres of rich Mississippi county ' farm land south of Lcaclivflle are under water from Hooded Buffalo Creek but other sccliqtis of |.he county arc imaf- iected by flood, according to C. 'O. Mr. Redman said that farm land lying between the levees along the Bis Lake basin also arc inundated nut. tins is to be expected since these areas .are without protection Hie stage at Big Lake was an- oachmB n lf! crcsl ;,„.,,. aflcrilo0[1 and Mr. ncdman predicted that he crest would be reached sometime tomorrow. /. f rands Adams Given Silver Star w r »T iS " **" nS ' ?°" Of M| -5. Jw. Adams of Blytheville. now .serving with .Hcconnalssnnce ' Troop m Africa, has been awarded the Silver star, for gallantry in action and has. been promoted to Ihc rank ol Major, accordlim lo word received by'his family h crc Major Adams served three years n the regular army, after completing his college work at the University of Illinois, Urbatia. He was sent to England last August and i when the "Big Push" came'in Africa ,was transferred.there ' His wife .is attending school at the University of Illinois, (Jrbana, where her parents reside German Commander Captured tt- I.K-. • \ .f {. .... ' I This BiitKh official photo shows General Jurijcn vcn Arniin, coiti- mindei -in-thicf of tJ) C '.Ccrinnii forces ; l,i Tunisia. 'steiVpina from i cm nflei cipline and' Upon completion of «• 100-mllc auto ride riist Army ircatlquarters. (NEA mdlo-lclephotor.i- -- : - -- - '—. '.--. ^--Mine Leader's Defiant Altltiidje Aids Our Enemies, WLB Charges , f -- :. _ , ~ 5 • ' < -*. Ily United Press fc John L liewks .i^rj,, hns' defet' the \Vw Labor fto.i id' and the board has responded \yiUTii slalumoiit. charBiiiir that Lewis is giv.ug- "aid, anil conilort to oiir enemies" ,f in! «,!?'« ^Ir 0 *' ''I? slron &y w°»lod slulombnl today aftoi the Untied JUiiw Workers chiuf fMilctl lo appear for a ThT^fl W f ^ ?° al Wr&to-*, ordeal by the WI,B The defiant attitude pi Lewis, said the hoard, 'is "the wi MS ;ifpm Former'-Merctiant Dies In Mobile; Will Be.Buried '" Fomorrovv Morning r.UXOnA. May 17.—Funeral services will, lie-held here Tuesday morning- at 0:30 o'clock for Charles W. Mifl'lih, fonhcr. Luxbra uicr- clianl who died, Sijliday morning nt n Mobile, Ala., h'ospKal where he -liad undergone an operation recently. He was 71. Last riles will be said at Callioun Ccmclcry where burial - will be made. if/ Mr. MifTliii had been living in Mobile since February 'when lie wenC there (b Inkc over a ne\vi distribution agency.'. He ,had formerly been 'a.resident of Lu.xora since 1919 and was in business with Uie;,lalc"J ; ' I. Mitriin, hi:; brother, in a dry goods store here. He was a native of Daw-son Springs, Ky., where lie was born in 1872. He leaves. 111? • daughter, Miss Kathleen Miinin"of Austin, Texas two sisters, Mrs. 1 Dcnvil rj Mc- Ge.hce'of'EvaiiSvillc, Ind., and Mrs Pierce T. Frcear of Luxora. Swift Funeral' Home will be in charge. . New York Stocks A T & T .....;'...- is] Amer Tobacco ........... 551 Copper Montgomery Ward'].."'.!. 41 5-R ;- Int Harvester 66 1-2 i- North Am Aviation ... 12 1-2 at Republic steel n 3-8 11 1-2 12 7-8 11 5-8 401.2 47.8 5^5-8 Chicago Wheat open .high low clow nrcl July . Miy, H2 Hl'ii 142'f, H2 Sep. . 142^ 142',i 142'i Ha% !«!(, Chicago Rye opcn'lilith low close prcl July, . 88'.', 88ii 88K' 8811 88% Sep. . 90% DO'S; 90« 90';', 00% Lewis who is In .New York — has declined to comment : , Neither the War Labor lioard nor Lewis has indicated what will be done to stop the new walkout thai: threaten. 1 ; the nation's coal fields aflcr midnight -tomorrow. flic 15 day truce expires at that Informed sources suggest President Roosevelt, may summon Lewis lo Washington .and order him lo deal with the Bpard. Lewis has maintained 'that Hie Hoard docs not have jurisdiction, and has prc-judgcd the case. Reports from (he co'al pits" slrongly indicate that the miners will drop their I cols again If (lie dispute Is not, settled by tomorrow night. . ' The President of a -coal company in Wilkes-llarre, Pcnn., says all Anthracite locals have wired Lewis thai they will quit work. And two locals In Johnstown, Pcnn.'. have voted to strike if there is no settlement. Alabama union leaders say Ihe miners In thai stale will Join in Ihc walkout. Officers Recove Anlo Stolen Police today' recovered an aiilo- inobilc owned by F. ji. Jovner which had been stolen .and abandoned near Stcele. The car was stolen from a parking place In front of the Firsl Presbyterian Church laic Saturday afternoon, according lo Police Chief William Hcrryman. This morning officers recelvnl a report that a ear resembling Ihc Joyner machine hail been found abandoned In I'cmiscol County and stale patrolman accompanied by Mr Joyner went to Slcelc Ibis morning and identified the machine. Sour milk will remove iron rust from while cloth. flN Hill! MILE BUI f S SPE1 Tokyo Says Yanks Have Terrific' Odds' And Using Poison .Gas It) (Initril I'rrss 'Ihe Niivy reports new Yank blows "I Jup'supply lines In the I'aclffi', but Is sllll keeping silent about the 'ladle on Allu Jjslnml In the Aleutians. Karllcr" today. Itie Tokyo radio -wilbod liltlcr fighting on the fogbound wtuther breeder Island.''Ihc Jap version of the fl(jht Is appar- enlly •alined lo prepare the people bin*. home for now.s- of n set-back. •'llic enemy radio—miollnu. (h ( , •'mi army mess chief plays up lluj "terrific odds" against which the .lap garrison Is sli-iigullng. and says (hat waves ol American troops sllll nrc pouring Into Ihe island under cover of bombardment by our warships Mid planes. "Outrun," Nnvj 1 .Says .The Jap press clilcl also 'charges Dial..Yanks. Imyc Used polsoii gus In their Allu offensive. The Navy promptly denied Iho ,accusation, calling ;il "absolutely untrue." This claim looks suspiciously llku part cf -die Jap propaganda screen to sufjcn the blow of defeat. Meanwhile, American .submarines In Ihc Paclllu nave sunk six more Jhji" ships and damaged another, the- suiikon ships Include, a di»- slroyer.and a large freighter. This latest haul raises to 232 the lolal cif 'Jap >. : Elilps hit by our undersells craft" 'since the outbreak of the Pacific'fighting. The. Navy also reveals Hint American bombers have struck Jap .shipping in tin. Solomons for llio llilrd day In a row. Avenger tor- pedoes'attacked four cargo vessels around Buln, setting one ablaze. A brand ,new Navy hlgh-altltudo fighter |>liuio hits made n siieulacu- lai debut hi a sharp air duo| ovei- the Solomons, * ^ If) -Xcroa Downed " ~' Tlic'-'rfrsf bnfch 6/' : ?ougli'li'sH(or- skI Corsairs l« go Into action knocked down 18 Zeros out,of 25 In ii running battle—destroying all but one. The doglluht raged from Russell Island:; to &ivo. And when H was over one squadron leader said enthusiastically: "They're , better than anything we or the Japs have —from every angle." The bailie laslcd twenty minutes, and Ihc speed and fire power of the heavy new cralt sent the Japs spinning all over the sky. The Corsairs were l>mi of nn Intercepting force of Yankee primes which drove back attacking waves of enemy fjghlers The American -losses were foiu Tailrs and one' Lockheed Lightning. • . . •: American and Rrltlsli pilots h Burma arc stepping up their air offensive against the Jnjis. Milchcl bombers have hit liard at Jap ral, lines near Bhwebo, leaving columns of smoke visible for SO uillr.s. r lhe RAP struck a bridge along tlie road from Akyab and shot up' other Jap Installations without any loss of planes. Heavy Casualties Result As Released Watets Flood Intp_^uhr, Eder Valleys _. iiicir Note lure feel of niniHn foinRiouiKl. rsvei Mine the fuil of Ucl- «ri>(|o ,J)m (iiicilllns ha IB cmilod C n their" fight fm fitulom. opoinl hie In Ihc desolate uioiinlahis, INRA indlo-telcplioto) ttrnir PRIZE soLoiEHsmn _ IHEFT Men From Alabama Cam]) Held Merc For Poinsctl County Officers A week end joy ride in a stolen car landed two soldiers hi llic Mississippi County Jail here. The men held are Pvt. Oka Malloy, 23. of Manlln, mid Pvt. Manuel FCITOII- <lc«, '21, of Lowen, Mass., both stationed at Camp Slberl, Ala. The men wdrc arrested at Ctill- wood's on Highway 1R a short distance wcsl of Blythevllle .Saturday night. Officers said they had been Instructed to watch for the missing car after It was reported stolen from Mr. Smith of Marked Tree who had left It parked on the slrcct at I.cpanlo Saturday. The pair will be turned over lo Sheriff o. T. Sullivan ol t'olnselt County who Is expected lo send hero for them today. If charges nrc filed In that county they will face trial in Ihc criminal division of circuit Court. Firemen Rattle Flames At Hays Store Early Today Fire of unknown origin swept through Hays Store at the corner of Main and .Franklin streets here early this morning, causing dam- nge that possibly ; will total between $1000 and tBOOO before 11 was extinguished by members of tile city fire department. Fire chief Roy Head told the courier News that the flame,, very likely were started by r aU or mice _ which got ifito a supply of matches in the groyery department of the store,'one ..of the largest I general .mercantile . businesses In 1 this section. The alarm was turned in about G a. in. by n passerby who noticed smoko coininR from the roof of the large brick building. Although prompt action on the part of lire fighters brought Ihc flames under control in about 30 minutes, firemen were tmcrd to battle smoldering debris for two and a half bourse before leaving the scene. , Heavy damage was caused t" the roof and ceiling of the building which is Owned by B. A. Lynch, but an accurate estimate of the I damage, either to building or stock, was not possible this morning. Mr. Hays said it would lake some lime to chec>: on damage to Items of merchandise. Most of the stock damage occurred In the grocery department but In olhcr parts of the store merchandise, was damage by smoke and water. Some parts of the store Were not damaged and business resumed scon after the fire was extinguished. H was by far the most serious nrc in Blythevllle this year. Charlie Roy Lutes .Enters Winning Animal In Farm •Bureau.Competition The entry of Charlie Hoy l.ules nf Hogwoiid won first )))ncc In Ihc Ihh'd aipiual Mississippi County I'ni Ciilf Show and Sale nt Wilson Friday. His • calf, • welching !IM pounds., was, bought by Memphis Packing Company at the' premium price of Jllfi conlii n pound, a lo- tiil of SMT:?. 1 ) for (lie nriltimt. Tills price set an all-time hl^ for the show, It wjis •iiiiiimuicc by ,1. .1. Plrkrcti of Hlvlhovi mid E. H, Dunis' of Osccoln, county extension agcnta. last yeai•>. top price was M.5 ccnls a pound Second honors were won hv the; entry of Miss, Inez Miles of Kc'isei wlro.sc 705 fiftiiiiet fin in la I hrniight 21 cents a pbliud. H wan purduricd by the Lee Wilson Company, Third place went lo the iinlina entered by Krcel Skcen of Dur- dctlc. • There were -12 fat calves entered in the show sponsored by the Mississippi Cuunly Kami liurcau and !hc •(( sflld brought llielr (nvner-i a lolal Of WlflO.05. Tlie averaw price ira.s 17.31 ccnls and the iivcr- nun weight of animah was 170 pounds.' .'-.,,. 'iisl . ye.4/'s nisi, place winner. IliHlnllih , l.amliert of Yarbro' also bad an entry- In ti,[ s show and nnlshcd well up in the competition In ninth place. The 1!HS show was highly profitable for the •)-!! club bore and girls who nartlclpalcd. The prices they obtained for Ihelr Ijcrf rnlvcs was considerably higher than the jiv-crage of 13.86 cents per pound Judges. were Or. W, . 1! '[lor- lachcr. doan of the College of Agriculture, University of. Arkansas Riyetlcvillc.'and Dr. Warren Olf- ford, |, rni i of the ' department ol animal husbandry of Ihe imlvcr- illy. ; Col. G. n. §haw of Memphis ictcd as'. auctioneer. ' Livestock ST. LOUTS NATIONAL STOG'K- YARD5. May 17. (UP)-Hogs: II,150; salable 11,000; top 14,40; 180- 2RO nouilds 14.40; 140-160 11x5., 11.00; lows 14.00. ' • . . Cattle 2,750; calves IOC; entile viable 2,200;. calves salable 700; l.iughtcr. slccrs 16.75; slaughter lelfcrs 15.00; mixed yearlings mid iclfcrs, none; stocker. and feeder leers- 15.26; scanners and cutters 0.15; cows 13.00. •Late Bulletins I.UNI10N, ^7 n («i.) _ Itiidn' I'urls «:iys.American alr- |ilane.« . iMi'nlMul.- IJiirilcau.v (Ids moitilnit, cnusiiie casualties. WITH II. S.ISAVY IN SOLOMONS, May n |IJI>]_A ;ili.- l.'iycd aniiiiiuitriiinu reveals thM ;t liflil American naral Insli tune, stoic liicn (he vlcin- lly at the- Jiipane.ic bases ot Miintla anil Vila under i-ovrr of iliirkWA-i c.irly hist llmrvlij anil !il;islin-cl (htm with Ihuu- .siiuds of cxploMvr shells Fanners Encouraged .To Grl Soybeans On Market, AAA Official Says Wo loan on soybeans will be available tills year through• Jhc UHUA. l-.ul the supported price has •hccn Incro.'i.scd to get the beans on Ihn inarkcl. It was announced by Ifciy A. Water. 1 !. ,wiil«i' field assistant with the Agricultural Adjusl- 'miMil Agency Increases In the original IM M>n:nrl -pvlccs for soybeans wire anmumrcrf by (lie Ucparlmcnl on April (I. Purchases of lfl-13-croi) soybcaii.s will bn made at the fol- lowlni; rales Instead of the rates aniiounctd IMarch 5, Mr. VVal«'«i .-.aid: ! r l T IFlB (Jiiiilp. No. 2 or better, J1.80 - Clafscs I A •>. (Green and Yellow) 11 i»r cent moisture $1.66 12 pc-r cent, molsiurc 1.8-1 in per c:nl moisture 1,82 II PIT rent moisliire 1.81 No. 3 Soybeans, $1.71 II per cent moisture. :... 1.81 la per ccnl moisture 1.02 13 p:r cent moisture '...'...'.. I.M 14 per rent moisture .' l.TO 15 per cent inolslurc ........ l.7fi 1C IK-I'cent mpislurc .;:....•;. 1.74 Ni>. I Soybeans, $1.67 • 11 per cent moisture :...;... 1.81 12 per c;nl inolslurc 1.7D 1.1 per cent moisture 1.77 H per cent moisture 1.75 15.per ccnl moisture 1.73 IB per cent inolslurc ........ 1.71 17 per cent molsturj 1.69 18 ircr cent molsluvo 1.67 |t was pointed ,'otit lliat tliere will 1 no lo.ui program on soybeans in Ihe Southern Region...but the sup ixrt pile: will be available through i purchase program. It is anticipated that the 1043 purchase program will be very similar to the, 1942 purchase program which was haii- dlcci largely by the oil seed crush- Allied Ait Offensive Also Balleis Italian 1 Targets riie Ailed ah offcnM\o h, shuk,- ni! OctiDnny and Italy lo thelt ' lloth the Axh plilncis weic Icall |X)»erful body blouj last ililhl (ind suiloii 1 ) oratkB are beguiling lo appear In the Axis M.UIC- •iire ' Ij-, .Cloiiimij's * vasl pO\vei nysttm trills the wheels of hci v,.u :;}! IIHH bun blully ulppkd in n dnrhig, KAr night mid tlitil Jlow up { two huge dtuns In Ihu nuln mid Kdei Induslrlal regions Hoi Ing t tlu ilgh (jsynrfi of autl- ilicrafl \flic, the liilttsh' lllcra *ri'Lke(| (Vie F.Mei Dim near Hem- tililti, aiuyht, Molmc Dim 2b tnllu enil of portinuml luimMlntely, million^ toili, of water hiiiguil like tldlil wines down the Ruhi md Edei vallcss uml Ihc Cieinnir admit Unit Ihe (lotidi ha\o caused 'icavy casualties fljthiil jnraslcrs IS/I All Mlni^cr SliiLlalr dcsalbeu llio houiblnj! of the dams as, u "Ircncliatit blow" of it new kind the enemy Fight gl.mt I ministers wcro lost In the raid us llio idr oifcnslve wont Into Its fifth (lay of i Qlolitles., atliick At the siiine lime, RAP Mos mllo bomborh ', hmnmored Bnflln > niul ntlu-r Atlleri"plancfi utiackcd nnnco' and RelgHim, shooting up small vessels freight trails nnd ah flcldi 'llils morning.' Uritlsh fighters sliot dpwnMtYr^CBernyJ planes and ttliniig th6 Might, tondph Ind three atr alarms as tbo Nn7ls^raldcd the BiHlsh cupilal on the' hiavltst scale In-some lime, t ' Openitlng ( from Africa flant Biltlsh bombers flcv, OVQI Rome by moonlight to hammer the ae.iplane base of Lido dl Roma, only 16 milts aw'ny fiom the Italian capital Thoy also hammered tlie .5k Ulan base of Trapanl, causing huge explosions nt the gas works Air Marshal 'ledder says Ihesu nllncto oil Italy Is a new, phase nf opcriUi^ns-.omployliig wlinLhO c:illa leirlfic foice' And the Dritish Uioildrastlng Cnmpanj's ah cdlloi says the recent lalds on Ocimany nrc.• only,: the beglimlng—that the big air .offensive has not • yet, he- Sim bill wlU'very soon. " Mussolini Warned " ^llo^ smnshhiK Allied aerial onslaught has put Ilaly In the middle of an iiciilo cilsls Reports froiii Europe say Hitler lias wuincd M^S,- sollnl :that he will "take 'linost levcic' mcasiues If any Fascist tries to sell out lo llic ALJ lies. : 'flic .Italians ' thcmseU'cs ii're resigned to the Imminent possibility of nn-Allied Invasion and hur- rlcdly b'r'Biinlzliig their coastal defenses, Allied armies" crept" closer lo Ilaly, according to the Brllhh ru- <llq by occupying Zcnibrla -Island, seven nilles norlliwcst off Cap IJon and taking 190 German prisoners. This advance prompted a, Clan- dcslliic radio slailoii calling itself "Free Milan" to : appeal U) "Ihe Italian people lo oust.;'Mussolini and join the' Allies. .There • hnve hccn rumors that, king.'Victor Kmanuel hns abdk'Aled, (yllh' : crpivh Prince Humbert assuming Ihe Ihronc. Most Allied Capitals are Inclined, to 'discount Ihe- abttlcalloii rumors. .",-'.•...• Dutch. Slmlcnts pcporlcil . Across llic rcsl o( ^Kuropc, Germany's -troubles are •'incrcasins. The Nazis nrc'rcporlod'to have deported 4,099 Dutch students to Germany for slave labor after 00 pel- cent of all sUiden.ls_ in Uie Neillier- lands refused lo sign': pledges bowing lo Nazi regulations. Mass'Mazl reprisals against' Norwegian patros also arc rciwrlcd iinm|ncrit-"ns part of Hitler's cpntinciitTWide efforts lo prepare for the Allied Invasion. Nazi nerves were upset some • more today by disclosure thai plhousnnds more of American'Ir.onns airivcd hi Britain They Include crack specialists whose specially Is so secret Hist tt cannot be disclosed. • i | New York Cotton open high low close pr.cl. Men. .1934' 19W 1933 1935 1932 May ..1928 1930 1928 :1926 1927 July '.'' 1979 1988 1976 1982 197-1 Oct.,. 1954 1963 1953 1958 1955 Dec. ; 1941 1948 : 1939 1943 1938 New Orleans Cotton ers and their, agent's; Mr, Waters snid. ' ','.•'.'. . 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