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. SAVf Mff 'qm valuable to t/ie BLYTHEVILLE COURIER THE DOMINANT NKWni>A»vn ni» xi/-ii>nni«<»0'n . r,., . . ..... ... ^^ VOL. XLI. NO. 21 Blylheville Daily N( BIythcville Courier Blylhcville Herald Mississippi Valley Lender „ Gen. MacArlhur Warns Against internal Perils But Leader Is Silent On Whether He Would Run For President By United 1'rcss General MacArthur has Issued a warning u lat elie Un | (e(| s(n[cs must beware of internal perils lUaeArlhur sounded his warning in answer to an appeal from Republican Congressman Miller of Meljiviska that he declare' himself willing to accept the Republican presidential nomination if drafted Miller's letter told (he Gener.il] "You will carry every state in the Union, and this Includes the solid south." In his answer, made public by Miller, MacArthur said that the United States "must not inadvertently skip into the same condition internally as the' one which we fiyht externally." Intentions Undeclared Miller said that in the exchange of correspondence which began last September 18 MacArthur has not yet declared whether or not he is willing to run for president. But in a letter dated bet •> in answer to Miller's prediction that MacArthur could carry every state ^.in the Union, the General said ^f i 'I do not anticipate in anv way your flattering predictions." However, he said he unreservedly agreed with the complete wisdom .'"id stalcmanship of Miller's comments concerning what the General called the "sinister drama of our present chaos nnd confusion." The Allied commander described as "sabering" a statement by Miller that if the system of left- wingers and New Deailsm is con- limieit another four years, "a monarchy being established' in America will destroy the rights of the common people." Krickcr Makes Promise Meanwhile another presidential possibility Is in the news. Governor John Bricker of Ohio, has told reporters in Portland, Ore!, •'Jj.it if '-elected President he will appoint c.-., far-westerner to the Cabinet poi 1 '*, •.,, ./Price Administrator Bowles told : tfe.r. House Bah.^jr Committee today thai the Unit&^stales Is better off economically' Sinn ever be- '"Cbii'troDCctriie" said tha"t' J prospV- • ity is at an all time peak. Meanwhile it is indicated today that preliminary United tSates- Hussian discussions of postwar currency stabilization will be completed within the month. The stabilization plan calls for setting .^..up of a five-billion dollar fund of ^//currencies, securities and gold to serve,as a brake on wild fluctua- lions In currency. Conference Indicated , It is believed lhat a world monetary conference will be held about two months after the United States-Russian talks are conc'uded. Out in Columbus, Ohio, eight Ohio coal miners have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of violating the Smith Connaly Anti-Strike Act. The indictment charged that tlic men started a 15-day strike in two mines when Die mines were in (lie possession of the United Stales Government. The OPA has shuffled passenger tire classification to'allow motorists heretofore eligible only 'or used tires to obtain "factory seconds" tires. The OPA also announced that the new "factory second'" passenger lubes are being taken out of rationing and may now be puv- chased without a certificate. Steele Chiid Dies Of Bums Suffered Toclay Harold D. Goff. two and a halt year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Goff of stcelc, Mo., died at 1 o'clock this afternoon at Blylheville Hospital as a result of bums suffered this morning at 8 o'clock at his borne in Steele. The child who was playing alone m the front yard of the Goff home, caught fire from a trash fire which was burning in the yard. Mrs. Goff, who had just gone into the house, was unaware of the tragedy until passers-by saw the child's clothing ablaze. Brought to the hospital a few hours after the accident, he died within two hours after being admitted.. He is survived by his parents, one brother, George, and a sister, Mildred, all of Steele, Funeral arrangements In charge of German Undertaking a Company at Stccle, were incomplete fj this afternoon. Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS—Livestock' <WFA): Hogs, 1G.5DO head. Salable 16,000. Top 13.70. 200-330 pounds 13.70. 140-160 pounds 11.50-12.50; Sows 12.35-12.90. Cattle: 3,700 head, salable 3,000. Calves 1,400, all salable. Slaughter steers 10.50-16.50. Slaughter heifers 9.75-16.00. Mixed yearlings nnd heifers 12.50-15.00. Stocker and feeder steers 9.75-H.OO. Canncrs and cut- tci's 7.00-9.00. Cows 9.25-11.50. • 5 Jap-American Soldiers Given Terms For Disregarding Orders FORT MCCLELIAN, April is b c reviewed both by the line tlW-Fwe of 28 Japanese-Amcri- Judge Advocate's Office "ml by ° THE DOMIHANT MKWSl'APKn Of NOUTHEA6T ARKANSAS ANU SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ~ "' : ~ - ' — . HLYTHBV.11J.10, AHKANSAS, THURSDAY, Al'IUJ- 13, -——*»^^^ " ' ••—The Boy Scouts will co/ftcf your.Scrap Paper Saturday, April 22nd. , ' can .soldiers In a U. S. Army train- Ing ccnler wlio refused to obey military commands have been sentenced to prison terms ranging from five to 30 years by n Fort McClellaii courl. martial. The defendants, charged teclinl- j ' ~~*** % " w "" nv.\. iiiiii uy 11]y Judge-Advocate General in Washington, thereby giving the defendants an automatic appeal from llic- Court if Original Jurisdiction. In court today, the men on Irlnl were given every means to defend themselves as the Army leaned ov- »i it uvicuunmM, viiurgcu iccnni- ""--"ini-ives as tnc Army leaned ov- -'ally witli wilfull disobedience of "' backward to avoid drawing crlt- ordcrs of superior officers, were '"'"" '-"- -•• -• - -" being tried by lour separate courts. Tile iive sentences announced were imposed by the first court, the otli- er trials being still in progress. The Judge Advocate's Olficc of (he Infantry Replacement Training Center, which had Jurisdiction In the cases, announced that the following sentences had been imposed: Pvt. Katsumi Tanlguchl, 20 years. Pvt. Masao Kataoka, 30 years. Pvt. Tim T. Nomiya. five years. Richard T. Naknmufa, 25 Pvt. Utaka H. Morinaka, 20 years. Pvt. years. Findings of the court ... ... lu i,, vtv( <u* nn iuj£ UliL' icism to the court martial because of Ihe prisoners 'nationality. Tnelr defense counsel was selected from among former leading civilian attorneys now serving in Ihe Army. The men on irial were arrested following nil incident at the fort on March 20, during which they allegedly refused to obey the orders or the commanding officer In iheli- The Army described the prisoners as second generation Japs." They were oom In this country but most or them were educated in Japan. Several were said to bc "belligerent toward the idea ol serving in the will U. S. Army. Tornado Deaths in State Now 34 Red Cross Organizes Relief Facilities To Help Storm Victims PINE BLUPP, April 13. (UEt— The passing of Gus Gitmorc of Pine liluIT has brought the total Arkansas deaths in the tornadoes to a count of 34. A Camden river bridge watchman, Clyde Leslie, whose shack was blown into the Ounchltu river, is still missing. He presumably drowned. It is estimated that more than 200 persons were injured but many of those hurt did not enter hospitals. At least a dozen victims in hospitals over the state remain in serious conditions. Red Cross state headquarters for relief and rehabilitation are being established in Little Rock. Midwestern Area Medical Director Dr. Raymond P. Barmen has been assigned to Little Rock as advisor In medical and nursing services. Jvfiss Kathryne Monroe, assistant direc- torcss of disaster relief lor the Red Cross in the midwestcrn area, is in Little Rock to direct proceedings. Five Red Cross nurses havc-al-. ready been sent to various Arkiiu- sas tornado disaster zones. Arkansas Briefs HKI.K.YA, April 13. (Ul')-Scr- vires will be held today for the victim of a railroad crossing ac- clrtcnl. He is-Thomas Tlllcy tvlio was fatally injured when a pickup (ruck In which he was riiiins was struck hy a Missouri ami Arkansas freight train. H. F. l):illcntiiic anil I,. Sullon who 'were riillnR with Tillcy at the lime of (lie accident, were injur- Cherry Attends Meeting In Memphis Yesterday J. Louis Cherry, one, of 11 representatives of tlic Memphis branch of the New York Lifo Insurance Company who has been connected with the company more than 20 years, attended a luncheon yesterday at the Hotel Peabody In Memphis in celebration of the first day of the company's 100th year. About 40 representatives and office workers of the Memphis branch office attended the event. Chicago Wheat open high low close pr.cl. May . 173% 173% 113->i ]73?i 173% July . 170% nOS IGflvs ICSVj 1707, Reported Missing UTTr,K HOCK, April 13. (Ill') —Pnhiski County Circuit .ImlKc I«i»r<Mice C. Auten has qualified as a caniliJatc tor the Democratic, nomination for associate justice ol Ihc Supreme Court. Auten, who is serving his scc- oiiil 4-ye;ir Icrm as circuit judsc of Ibc 2nd Division, seeks lo fill Ilic uncxpircil term of the laic Justice !!cn Carter. Auten has been jirescntcil with an endorsement from attorneys of the SKIh Judicial District iiiid a majority of members of Ihc bar of Faulkner, Hoi Springs, Grant, Lonokc and Sulino counties. FINE BLUFF, April 13. (III-)- Fitiieral services for A. S. Bnync, former mayor ol Urinklcy, will he held today. He died at iiis home yesterday afier an illness of several years. Itaync, a retired i'iiic Bluff allorncy, .was admitted to the bar at Clarendon in 1801, and rctircil from public life in 1940. LITTLE ROCK, April 13. (UP) —iN'early 250 delegates from 13 stales allenclcd Ihc opening sessions of a four-day southern regional conference of the Young Women's Christian Association in Little Rock. YMCA Worker Miss i.yilia Johnson who relurncil lo the Stales on the exchange ship Gripshoim after 17 years in China, Has one of the principal speakers at the opening session yesterday. Triumphant Reds Take Black Sea Port Moscow Victory Guns Again Roar Tribute > To Fighting Soviets Hy Harrison Salisbury United Press Corrcsiiomiciil MOSCOW, April 13—Russian forces have scored perhaps their greatest victory in Die Crimea since Hie liberation of the Black Sea peninsula bcfan. ' Premier Stnlin reveals Ihe can.- lure of Feodosiya, tho principal port of the Southeastern Crlmeu. 'Ihe cilv tell lo General Ycrcmen- ko's Independent coastal army surging westward from Iho contiuered Kerch peninsula. The capture of Peoiloslya n key strong point nt the base of the Kerch peninsula, represents a Soviet advance ol 14 miles from positions reported yesterday. Stalin's , triumphant order says I'eodoslya, which is 02 miles east of Simferopol, the capita) of the Crimea, fell lo Soviet forces after they had crashed (hrough German fortifications across Ihe narrow ninc-mllc-wUlc bottleneck at Ihc base of the Kerch peninsula Vital Nazi Defense, RISC Slalln called the town "an. Important strong point and defense base of the enemy's defenses on the Southeast Crimea coast." And he ordered Its captors saluted b 20 salvos by 124 of Moscow's vie tory guns. Front reports say Red Army forces moving across the dliunond- shapcd peninsula from Ihc north have reached the outskirts of Slm- fero[)ol,' These two forces now are closing In a pincers drive toward Ihe big Sevastopol naval base, where the Russians held under siege for eight montlis early in the war. As Russian forces move across In,, Crimea almost at will, the Tied 'Air Force nn dtbc Black Sea Fleet has virtually clumped a blockade on the Crimea to,prevent an evacuation by j;ea. Presumably, the Russians have bottled ii|> 100,000 German and Romanian soldiers iii Crimea. Array Uadcis Flic Front reports say commanding officers have abandoned .many German and Romanian 'mills in their head-long flight toward Sevastopol, following ,lhc example of their leaders, Axis soldiers ore tlirbwlnv aside their equipment, and 'bonrtt-'- ing trucks for a frantic race southward. Russian (auks have captured several German, and Romanian commanders automobile. ^^^ ^^^ ~ -~ - » ' " VVA^ll AkJ .,.Huge American Bombers Attack Aircraft Factories InGermany and Hungary 2000 Warplanei New Zealonders Ferret Out Snipers df / ' SM.» v.- , - , ,.,._, r ^ " * •> '^HMbUYO- f & S Arkansas Band Clinic Will Begin Tomorrow CONWAY, Ark. April 13 (U.P.)— The annual Arkansas High School Band Clinic will be Ihc guest of the Arkansas Slate Teachers College hi Conway for three days beginning tomorrow. Tlic largest delegation to attend will be sent from Little Rock. Seventy-eight junior high and 58 senior high pupils will attend from Little Rock. •Leaders of three bands, to bc made up from the visiting musicians, will bc I. E. Grumpier ol Camden,. Addison Wall of Port Smith and Ashley Coffman of Hendrix. Twenty-two high schools will be represented at the convention, ol which Milton S. Trusler, president of the National School Band and Orchestra Associations, will be -]i- rcctor. New York Cotton open high low ciose pr.cl. Mar. . 1069 1973 1953 1554 1970 May . 2108 2110 2105 2108 2111 July . 2072 2017 20G9 2070 2075 Oct. . 2011 2011 2001 2005 2013 Dec. . 1IMO 1902 1982 1D85 1083 Lieut. Clifton Deal, 24, nephew of Mrs. Sam Owens, who failed to | Mar. return after participating In a raid May over Austria March 19. The bom- : July hardier is the son o[ Mrs. Bessie Oct. Deal of Maiden, Mo. Dec. N. O. Cotton open high low close pr.cl. 1013 1!)73 I960 1969 1963 2126 2126 2120 2121 2098 '2013 1993 20BO 2015 2081 2003 1535 2125 2C82 2035 2009 2.015 1989 1031 Imphal Front Well In Hand, Stimson Says WASHINGTON, April 13'(UP) — Secretary of War Stimson snys Ihc British slliintlon in India, where the Jnps arc Invading actually Is very strong. v -•„ 'He made his-statement in n review •• of the Pacific war, during which he revealed, among other things that sonic M.OOl) dead Jnp- ™c have been counted in recent Ispersed In (lie Crimean plains. Elsewhere on the southern. front in Russia, Soviet forces have wiped out tlt,e- enemy's 500-squ'arc-mile Tiraspol bridgehead on the east bank of Ihe Dnestr river. They ilso have driven across the river to within 130 miles of the Galall, which is the gateway lo a corridor leading to 'Bucharest Force and the and the .11 mission has left for Moscow to seek what they call an "honoralbo" peace. And tlic London Daily Express quotes foreign diplomats as saying Romania already lias received generous peace terms from Russia with the approval of the oilier United Nations. Roland Bishop Appointed Cashier At Swift Plant Roland Bishop former assistant cashier at First National Bank, will assume his new duties Monday as cashier of the Swift and Company's oil mill here. Mr. Bishop will succeed J. C. Walsh, who held the position a year before being inducted into the service. A successor to Mr. Bishop, who field the bank position for five years, has not been named. Judge Changes Their Mimls TOLEDO, O. (U.P.)—Classified '1-A" for jury duty here. 23 Toledo men attempted to appeal their status and escape service as vcnircmcn. However, a short pep talk by Common Pleas Judge Herman A. Kreugcr convinced them lhat they should re-enlist. Judgi Kreugcr told them that 11 soldier; ire willing to give thtcc years to their country, the 23 should li willing to give three weeks to thel country. _ . In -ison said we couldn't .— .he British to hold « defense line' around Imphal. He said such 'tactics would lie useless. He added that It would be possible "lo hang on to certain supply bases and then' defeat the Jnps with th'cir own jungle tactics. He pointed out that so far, British and Indian troops have been holding their strong points, and that they have superiority.In the nlr. A New Delhi communique says an Imperial counter atlnck has driven the Jnps from a strong hill position southwest of Imphal after n bitter struggle. Tile communique indicates the main Japanese forces striking across the Burma frontier have arrived at the edge of the Imphal plain, ami the long awallcd battle of Imphal may be under way. Radio Tokyo claims Japanese troops advancing southward along the Imphal highway have occupied Kanglalcngi, rclerrcd to by the Japs as the northern gate of Im- phal. The cneniv broadcast added that cast of Imphal, Japanese troops hnvi near Parcl. Sixteen miles southwest of Im- phal the British apparently arc battling to prevent a Japanese break-through Into Blshenpiir n city 71 miles northwest ol Calcutta. Sixty miles north of Imphal, tho British arc reported to have Improved their positions around the almost-encircled town of Kohlma TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS— Raids On Budapest Hinder Flow Qf Axis Supplies Hjr.'JAMES UAKl'ER United I'rtss Bluff Writer "' -- '"' C -' 8 ! nmm ' il! * ' » h «t--Hltlo.-' B doorway Kor.iho; Ihiitl lima in 10 iluys, they've shrnvWocl on Ihc nuntmrlnn ciinilal „!' Budapest, 'chief nul " " ' 1 '"" Lll ° y ' rC ""^ * -am !cmilln * lo Us o the j Ncnunbliiig^hnck through Rormui'ia Budapest Is the junction of 14 i— main railroads. From Iho city, lines fan out to L'wow on the plain's ol Poland; to Bucharest, the capital of invaded Romania; to the oil fields of Plocstl, tho"source of one-third of lllller's oil. Other tracks extend to Yugoslavia, where 200,000 guerrillas are at constant grips with Iho Germans. ':• The role of Budapest ns n Balkan Ixiltlcncck Is underscored by the fact that many of its rail lines cross the 500-yard-wldc Danube river In or Just .outside town. A few well- placed bombs on the city's mil bridges might stall the southward movement of German food luul guns for days.- Bull, lllRhwny Center Germany, in recent years, lias armies double-tracked her rail routes Inlo southeast Europe. Since most of Itiosc lines feed through Hungary's capital, Budapest has tecomc even more of n bottleneck. On top of thnt, the city Is the hub of n'new system of arterial highways webbing out to Germany, Slovakia, Romania, Yugoslavia and Croatia. •Still n third mode of transportation, the Danube river, cuts directly through the heart of Budapest. Vast barccloads of oil flow upstream on Ihc Danube. A great double-tracked railroad nnd four pipelines move from the Ploestl oil fields through Bucharest to the river port 6f Gl- UTBlu, 30 miles 'to Iho south. Here, oil Is loaded on tank barges and out of Uussla. Its numerous textile mills weave Bnrmenls lo hoi)) the hapless Nazis wllhslaucl the cold of tho Soviet winter. The city" also boasts many distilleries, now gushing out Industrial alcohol for German Industry. All of which makes Budapest a lop-drawer Inrijct with mi A-l priority for British and American planes based In Italy. And don't think they intend lo pass it up. Only last week, the deputy Mediterranean air commander, Air Marshal Sir John Slossor, said improved weather conditions will open -the way for Intensified attacks on Balkan targets, Thus, the capitals of Hitler's shaky southeastern satellites are In for powerful air assaults this Spring nnd Summer, attacks In direct support of Hie Red army. Budapest always has lagged along behind Berlin In this war. Now It must share Berlin's fate. Bimosi-encircicd town of Kohlma. *•" '" 'uaacu on mine oargcs and Over In Ihc Pacific Theater. nl llilulctl north through Budapest lo He Sticks to the Job i Wary of booby traps, war-wise Pvt. Rute J. Hook of Chattanooga, Tenn., plays Safe by using long stick i to push open door of Italian house recently vacated by Germans, With him fs Pfc. T^rnv Rueekerl of : tcvpush open door of Italian house recently 'vacated by Germans, " "• : ~"" ...... — ,-.-•• '••---.:.. Alr..N. ' s pifc". Lcroy'Rueckert'of Germany. Gut the Hungarian capital Is 1m Tokyo broadcast reports American raids on Ponnpc and Truk islands In the Carolines on Tuesday. The enemy broadcasl claimed lhat two of our planes were .shot down. The latest raids on the Carolines reported in our own communiques occurred on Monday. The Pacific Theater has produced a new top ranking American lighter-pilot ace. He Is Captain —._„., *,.,„,,,,„, Richard I. nong of Poplar, Wise., on the public consumption of clec- who has shot down 27 Japanese triclly. A big new power plant has planes in the air. | been erected in the coal regions of Until yesterday, ihr record for the nearby Matra mountains to feed Kimmel, Short Hearings Urged Solons Demand Early Decision On Charges In Pearl Harbor Case WASHINGTON, April 13 <UP>— ponnnl to Hitler as rm arsenal, a, Pro^cnf seniors"a^ rcncwh* ^'S'oritaiy well as a transport city. The me-! demands for an early courl mar- "'n?, ,,° f "±1 .... ., v..,...,j. u . v i..,,j,. ni u mi;, j uuiimim?* lur un cany court, mar Iropolis and Its sprawling suburbs tial of Rear Admiral Husband Klin arc dotted with Messerschmllt air-li""! and Major General Waltc craft plants and other factories "" turning out war materials for Ihc Na/.l army. The city's vast industries draw off so much power Hint sliff restrictions have been clamped World War II was held Joinlly bp Marine Majors Joe POM nnd Grc- gor v Boylngton with 26 planes each. Boyington Is reported missing. Page Here Yesterday Slate Treasurer Earl Page visited city and county otflciais here yesterday on behalf of his candidacy for Secretary of Slate. Acllve in 'state and county polite for 26 years. Mr. Page has held :he office or treasurer for five terms. He i.s former Circuit Clerk of Yell County. Menard Rites Saturday Funeral services far N. B. Mcn- ard," former Blythcville man who vas killed in Cleveland O., Tuesday night, will bc held Saturday In Lnkewood, o. Mr. Menyard, 26, was educated In Blytheville schools and was n well-known musician here. Budapest more kilowatts. Only recently, the Nazis threw up a vast new chemical plant in the city, using equipment originally ordered Irom Germany by Iraq. A big new airfield has been constructed seven miles outside town. Flour Milling city Budapest has many old established Industries of its own in addition to war factories thrown un by the Nazis. For Instance, the city Is marked by grain elevators filled from the fertile Hungarian plains. In fact, It Is believed to be the largest Hour milting city in the world after Minneapolis. Some' of this grain Is loaded on barges 'and shipped back to hungry home-front Germans. Much tit It moves-by rail to Nazi and Romanian armies now deprived of the grain of the Russian Ukraine. , •• In addition, 60-sq,uare-rnlle Budapest has a thriving shoe Industry, which now furnishes boots for Ger- u.an soldiers marching backwards Short. The two men face eventual trial on charges of negligence In connection with the Jap surprise raid on Pearl Harbor. Tlic Army and Navy favor post' Take Oil From Britain, Italy • Messerschmitt Factory Near Budapest Is Hit* By U. S. Heavyweights By Unlled Pr»w 'i lie Allied offensive against Gei man ah leslslance battered the Na/l continent from one end to tho other today. Two tremendous squadrons of wni planet, comprising more than 2,000 American craft alone rose fiom bases In Biitaln and Itnl,- to give Germany and Its satellite countries the most widespread K o'•IK over of the war. The American Fifteenth Air oicc fiom Italy s<,vcpl across the UalUns to smash nl enemy ali- uaft factories In Hungary. Among tho targets were a Messerschmitt plant at Oyor, 05 miles west of Budapest, two olhei aircraft works on the outskirts of Budapest, and an airdrome clo.se to the Hum>nr-> Ian capital At Iho Mine time, a mighty foice of Liberators and Fortresses based in Biitaln swarmed acro^t hoiithcin Europe, blnsting aircraft plants n t Augsburg, the ball-bear- 1 Ins works nt Schwelnfurt nntl olhcr laigcts, Including) one 15 miles from . Munich.' . 1'ound f^'ncb* ^C'oaAJ / Kvcn thai was not the full extent of the ralr blows hurled ngahisi the German V ar machine. While the heavyweights landed the long-innge blows, lighter American and British \\aiplanes shuttled back nnd forth across the' Channel hour aftet hour f hammer- vasloir LOjisi '* % ," Theie ale no details as >et as to how strong the German fighter opposition uas Howevcl, fhst reports' fiom the IJaly-based bombers who raided Hungary, Indicate they ran Inlo .some interference Swiss dispatched report that 12 American bombers have landed safely In Switzerland, ,and that rl 13th crushed after several erew'i members balled 'out'. <. Secrctaiy of Waj Stimson had NOniclhlng to say on Nazi opposition In a Washington news conference He says the Germans still have the power to put up stiff opposition when nur bombers laid deep Into Gciman territory. Buf, he adds, Ihelr resistance over France arid the lowlands is de- dining also rcveah that the Germans now are feeling the full force of the British and American nlr WOKS As he says "The last two weeks have seen full use of American »nd, British aW power" Snpport for Russians ,_ And Stimon adds "This power has been used In support of the Soviet drive, and to crush German plane production and existing air forcts, and also to wreck the vital German communications. As for the e\Ist!ng air force, Stlmson reports that In five 'days, from last Saturday through yesterday, American planes have , shot down 318 German planes In addlr (Ion to destroying many more on the ground. Our losses during that same period were"' 194 ,planes,"'137 bombers and 57 fighters. A "ratio of nearly 2 lo I in air fights alone. In Italy, " ground fighting remains stalemated, but.Allied bombing planes arc maintaining their campaign to slash the enemy's communication lines across tho On the political front, hopes for a unified Italian % government following King Victor Ernmaneul's announcement, of .his coming ro- '.,' have run Inlo a snag. Cianca, one of the leaders of the Action Party, has implied he will resist any move to get thi The Army and Navy favor post- '"• "'" "-™" 1 Rn * move to get tiw ponlng the trial until after the six-party Junta Inlo a coalition eoy- war—when It would bc easier to jcrnment, Cinca contends that tlic assemble necessary witnesses. king's announcement does not But congressmen (eel that the change Ihc political situation. Ami court marllal should be started before June 1th. tho date to which Congress has extended the statute of limitations in the case. Meanwhile, Hear Admiral Thomas Hart, retired former Commander of the United States Asiatic Fleet, has arrived In Honolulu. He will begin to take testimony at change Ihc political situation. Anil he adds: "There can be no question of compromise." New York Stocks A T & T Amcr Tobacco will begin to take testimony at once from various naval ollicers in. ^" i ! co "< Ia , c °PP er - 2S 157 7™8 61 once from various naval otlicers in. „ .; ~, . connection with Ihe Pearl Harbor I B , clh ,* lteel ••••;•••• 581-8 attack. Chrysler .-. 823-4 Coca Cola JH 1-4 Gen Electric 35 3-4 Gen Motors 1 ... ....... 573-4 Montgomery Ward 45 1-2 Weather. ARKANSAS— Partly cloudy and wanner this afternoon, tonight and Friday; scattered showers in northwest and extreme north portions Friday. Chicago Rye open high low close pr.cl. '' •July . 128 128U 12G7» . 130 N Y central 18 5-8 IiH Harvester. •; $93-4 North Am Aviation 8 1-2 Republic Steel .....,..,,.. 16 5-8 Radio , 9 3-8 Socony Vacuum 12 3-8 " Stndekaker 14'7-"8 Standard of N J .../. 53 1-8 Texas Corp .....-'473-8 Packard .:.'..'.;.. • 4 \' U S Stoel .,.. 61 3lJs

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