The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 29, 1944 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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SAVE IMS I I am valuable to the War fitortl BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH« DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTBOABT ARKANSAS AND BOtm^r. », OD ™,, ^ ^ -*-J If K^ VOL, XLI— 35 lilytlievlllc Daily New Blythcvlllc Horald Biyliicvllle courier Mississippi Valley Leader AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI lUATlIEViLLK,' 'ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, Al'JJJL 29, 19/14 The Boy Scouts will collett your Scrap Paper 'every SINGLE COPIES FlVE CENTS, '"**•' ^,^^^ ^^^^ •' — —-—• — - • ^ALIyum \J\JL 11^0 rivia \. BERUN TAKES ANOTHER AERIAL BEATIN ,12 Horse Shows Being Planned For This Area Organization Formed To Sponsor Series Of Midsummer Events •Horse .show enthusiasts will lie able to attend 12 horse shows in as many weeks this Summer.within a 150-mile radius with Blytheville to have a second annual event, It has been announced following a mccl- Ing al Paragould at which the program was compiled by a newly formed organization. Shows already arc tentatively scheduled for Paragould. Blythe- •vllle. Forrest City, Osceola, Jonesboro, Marianna and Cape Girardean, Mo., with five other towns expected to make plans Immediately for shows this year. This is tlie beginning of svhal is expected to be a circuit of 30 horse shows in the center of the Mid- IB Sout 'i as part of a plan to promote T the sport which fast is becoming of widest interest in this section, it Was pointed out. Interest fon Midsummer The Blythevllle Junior Chamber "f Commerce will sponsor the B,'y- theville event for the second year. To be staged in the Midsummer, when activities of a recreational nature are at a low ebb and business people are not so biisv as later in the fall, the Blythevllle event is expected to be even larger than last year's show. ; ' Plan.? already are underway to ; profit by minor mistakes of last year and because there are no financial difficulties, due to suciey .. pf the ,first event, .it is expected that: ; the Biytbeyille event will he .the largest in ine 'circuit. - Niirii?rou!> fine walking horses have been purchased' in this section aiid with nearby Tennessee, Kentucky Illinois Missouri and Mississippi points to draw from, !,, Blytheville's louition is of great -^benefit . .,..., - to . - /be^'compllited m the meeting ; Monday tilgVit at Jonesboro Attending tha meeting Wednesday night' in Aragould were Jimmie Stephenson, c. G. Smith, H. W Wylie and John McDowell, along with .representatives from othei towns where plans already are ^inade for staging shows. W Jeff Roland of Paragould, fonner- ,ly of Blytheville, was elected chairman with, Jimmie Stevenson as Blytheville's member of the boarc of directors. Osceola will be represented by L. c. B. Young, Jonesboro by Dr. .Werner, Paragould bj Dr. Haley, Marianna by Bliss Yan- ccy, Cape Girardeaii by George Kimbell and the Forrest City member yet unnamed. Nazis In Poland Launch Attacks Unjts Try To Disrupt- Big Spring Offensive Of Russian Forces MOSCOW, April 29 (UP)—German counter-attacks arc reported |')in Poland today. Otherwise the S week-long lull on Russia's fighting- fronts continues. The Nazis apparently are makir^ desperate efforts to dislocate Russian plans for a giant spring offensive, but their attempts so far all have been futile. , Tlie enemy's assaults have been concentrated principally below Lwow In Poland, and al Stainis- lawow, 70 miles to the south. Some 1200 Germans were killed '" a fiazi attempt fo drive into the Russian flank southeast of Stanislawow. At one point in this area, a Soviet detachment routed the garrison of an enemy stronghold with a flanking maneuver. Four hundred Hungarians were taken prisoner, and told their captors that they had been forced ahead at the points of German tommy guns when they refused to lake part in a counter attack. On .the extreme southern front. • Russian Black Sea fleet naval Planes sank a 1000 ton Nazi transport. They also destroyed !i landing baree and two other transports. The latest Russian political development Is the reception by Premier Stalin of the first American Roman catholic priest to cross Soviet Union borders since 1934. The churchman is Father Stanislaus Orlemanski of Springfield, A Mass.. who was born 54 years ago pjn-f Polish immigrant parents in Eric, Pcnna. Moscow's newspapers devoted about one third of their front pages today to pictures of the audience, which was attended also by Rireign Commlssnr Molotov. In Church Rites Reorganization Of Local Field Revealed Today Functions Of BAAF To Be Consolidated Into Four Sections of the Blylilic- vilie 'Army Air Field, effective Sunday midnight, was announced , today by Col. Kurt commanding officer. M. Landon, . Functions of the Air Base arc consolidated In four sections, with a deputy commander in charge of each. The sections and their chiefs nre ris follon 1 .?: Administration and 'Services — New York Cotton open high low close Mar. . 1937 1940 1934 1940 1944 •May . 2)09 2111 2102 2111 2111 July . 2060 2061 2051 2059 20(31 Oct. . 1982 Ifl84 1978 1983 1985 Doc, , I960 10S2 1956 1061 1966 Local Minister To Be Ordained Thomas B. Smythe Jr. To Enter Priesthood Of Episcopal Church The Rev. Thomas B. Smythe Jr., who has served as minister in charge of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Blythevllle nncl Calvary Church in Osceola for the past year, will be ordained into the priesthood of the Episcopal Church in an impressive ceremony to be solemnized Monday morning, 10 o'clock, at the local church. A iiolo of special interest in -Hie Rev. Thomas B. Smythe Sr., rector service will be the presence of the of St. Michael's Church, Birdsboro, Penii., father of the candidate.-who will preach the sermon and present his son for. ordination al tlie hands of tlie Right Rev. R. Blond'Mitchell The Rev: WalikE:-.\yaHcfs, rector o'f of Little Rock, bishop of Arkansas. St. Jobnjs .Church, Helena, will rea^d the fepislle'-.and the Gospel, and the Rev. T. Clark , Btoomiiekl of St. Mark's Church,; Jonesboro, will read the Litany. This will be the first opportunity for Episcopalians of Mississippi County to take part in an orrtination service in their own church. Tlie service will be followed by a luncheon at the home of Mrs. J. Louis Cherry given by members of the Women's Auxiliary of St. Stephens Church, when visitors and a large number of out-of-town guests will be present. Coming to Blythcvlllc July 1, 1043, immediately following his graduation from Philadelphia Divinity School, Philadelphia, Pciin., the Rev. Mr. Smythe has made Ill's home here while serving the two churches. Landowners Seek New Gravel Road In Armorel Area A new gravel road to serve farmers on 2500 acres of land in the Armorel-Barfield vicinity, now wllhout an outlet In bad weather, is sought by a group of landown- Graveling of the Iwo-nille slrelch, lo connect the present gravel road running from Armorel to the river levee with the Clear Lake gravel road, also would save much distance to residents of Barfield, Armorel and Clear Lake, it has been pointed out by those seeking the new road. , The county wll] be tiskcd to provide the road in a hearing here May 16. Lieut, Col. Harry n. McGuire, p'res- j cut executive officer; Air Inspector— Maj. Charles E. Laylon, present post administrative Livestock 1.300. Salable 300. Little done on market. Odds and ends 13.70; odd sows 11.30. 200 Ibs yearlings and heifers 12.15-15.35; inspector; 'IVaiiiing ,-ind. Operations Maj. Gene E. Langan, present director of training; • • • Supply and Maintenance— Lieut. Col. Gordon C. Wclshons, present quartermaster officer. Streamlining of' the functions of the Air Base Is in line with War Department instructions, for the purpose of so facilitating military administration thai the normal training and operational schedule will not be Interfered with by the release of personnel for' overseas service. . Tlie reorganization: here and at other training,'! installations, is lo suit conditions,attendant upon lhc dispatch of large numbers of officers and men for foreign duty In conformity with • War Department policy that all who are qualified physically' shall be sent to foreign theaters after as much as a year's service in this country. No change in the training schedule is contemplated, and no redtic- TODAY'S WAH ANALYSIS Supply Route Through China ] Jap Objective n, JAMES HAUFEB United Press SUM Writer Japan is trying to make lip for Its defeats ut sea by victories on land. . . American subnmrlncs may have Bonded the Jnp.s into |h c new offensive, on the mainland.'of China Those undersea, craft .took siicli a heavy toll of enemy shipping Hint the Japs now nre trying lo clc'nr'nn overland route deep iiiside Chltiii for supplies flowing from Mun- .churln to Burma, the Netherlands Indies and the South Pucinc. Well over three million tons of Japanese merchant shipping has been sent lo the bottom. At the start of tlie war, the enemy's riicr- chanl fleet Is estimated U> |mve run to seven and one-half million tons .Thus. Japan Is finding'if.'Increas- ingly difficult lo supply Its fiu'-mins Barrisons nnd cart away ..the loot of the conquered Icrrllbrlcs. Hence, It-has opened a dit\c to clear n .railroad linking Its man power nnd arms pool In Mnnthnrli with ILs garrisons In the sonlli lh<j present drive in Honah Piovlncc I 1 aimed nt securing the northern par of this route, the ns-mllc Chinese held sector of the 755-mile Pciping- lo-Hankow railroad. Then, If lha drive succeeds ,thc Japs may hiuncl a drive to take the Chlnese-cnh- trollcd sectors of the southern-end from Hankow to the port of Canton Trunk Line ThrnuKh China vr If they accomplish this,-they wll hold a 1500-mile trunk line' spanning China's length from the Yellow to the south Ciilna sea. .'i'hoh troops and supplies could be rushiji .overland from Manchuria south -(( .Canton. There, they could embark .for the. Dutch Indies, Burma or tlj south Pacific. • • • « New Fires Sear L^tle^Arkansas River Runs Rampant --— — ~-...*,..«|^jit (.(.(j, Hint IIU I CUUti* JVKtU X tlfciilC. - lion in functions and operations, . If the Japs succeed in taking Ihl according to Colonel Lnncton, A new, railroad .their'garrison forces nlofii cass of aviation cadets nnd. a new./' Its-length will have to bo-'oripV ±•,1,2$ £r m M£ l "'L£" ot .>"; I"™* '"""P""-. °htf»» c«"r!i just arrived for (raining, and others are scheduled .for. an : indefinite per-, iod ahead. ' ' ' -' • Present .sqita'drbns and, detach- organized as' alphabetically and numerically designated subsections of the four ma|n sections, each with its section commander, first sergeant and personnel, much as nt present, but with ' changes for effecting a saving in manpower. Guernsey Group Announces Sale At Rogers, Ark. StocJanen interested in fine Guernsey cattle will have an opportunity lo attend tlie Second Consignment Sale of Registered Guernsey Cattle at Rogers, Ark next Wednesday, May 3. Sponsors of the sale are members of the Arkansas Guernsey Breeders' Association which will be represented by the following sales committee: Pete Hogan of Fort Smith, Lee Smith of Bentonvillc and F. p. Rose of Rogers. Tlie sale will be held under lly; supervision of Mori Woods of Ardmore, Okla., snle.5 manager for the association. Roy Johnson of De- cntur. III., win serve as auctioneer. Sponsors point out that stockmen are allowed to attend the sale under a ruling of OPA and War Transportation officials who have declared attendance at sales with intent to buy as necessary travel. The sale is to be held In the Rogers armory, beginning at 1 p.m. Stores Will Close Blytheville stores will begin their Summer closing hours next week nesday, as was done last year. It Is planned to close each Wednesday afternoon until Wednesday. it has been announced. ,-.......„„ „..„ 11V n,; lo ,*.„,-!„.„„, .Tlie United Stales Navy was the S:£-nV" d CUltm 7 " 8 ' 75;; °° WS ,1 r5t , to cm '"°y l "e catapult to ca launch planes from a ship. •of railroads. Also/the/-Jnps.'.*ll have Unbuild a steel bridge over tw wide Yellow River ' and replace miles of trackage which alread) Chinese their Honan drive. The province grows much of China's annual 20 billion pounds of wheat,' nnd the crop is due to be harvested within a month.' The Japanese want lo gel their hands on tlmt wheat', or al least prevent llie^ Chinese" Iron nshte it. Just one year ago, a famine which had gripped Honan for two years ended with the harvest ing of tlie wheat crop. Now Italian's 3 million people arc tightening ihclr belts agnin. Incidentally, the Honan when belt frequently is confused with the Hunan Rice Bowl to the south where the battle of Changteh toot placo last year. Honan, one o, China's most Important provinces has been the scene of intermittent fighting since 1D38. It Is strategically Important as a buffer region fending the Japs off from the province where Chungking Is located anc * "'"'' north- from China's mineral-rich west. Tlie Jnps committed blunder In their 1938 battle for a mighty Honan province. They threw the Chinese Into retreat, then diverted the flow of the Yellow River to cut 00 their escape. But the Chinese fell back beyond the new channel of the river, which from then blocked the Japanese advance. In September of 1041, the Jaus first took Chenghslcn, but the Chinese snatched it back two months later. Between then and now, tlie enemy has avoided large-scale campaigns in the province. But Japanese punitive expeditions have been carried out v ln the area to burn crops nml train rccrulu sent down from Manchuria for a taste of battle. But this new offensive is a iwwer- ful one. The Chinese will Imvc all they can do to hold it. But as for thai nation dropping from the war, Doctor Wn, China's Vice- Minister of Foreign Affairs said this week: "you need not fear that china will reach the stage where she can not go on. If china can fight now, I think China can fight forever." FarmingOutlookHotHopeless Despite Weathet Plf) III hi IT 111 AjTlrrli-rShnt f^Aim*.* t_ _-!!_._ ... Planting in Mississippi County is cotton with 'a reduction In ;rV late hpoanso nf ovlr^mnltr lln- .t '"-"""""I "' .'cry late because of extremely un: avora«c weather, but the situation s far from hopeless, in the opinion of farm leaders here. With April 20 the average date 'or planting cotton In this county, there Is very little seed In the ground nine days later and other crop plantings are equally as late. The unusually wet weather, caused by frequent rains not allowing he ground to dry out, and the low emperature during April has caused farmers to "cuss" and every one else to be concerned. . But conditions were similar to his In the Spring of 1022 and yet Mississippi County made successful crops. t At least one good thing may come out of the delay in planting. Great concern has been felt by many because many farmers had planned to plant larger acreages of cotton this year, due to lifting of restrictions, and a ii over-supply of !..„,„ K . j, , carc d °y those who have studied the matter carefully. But because crops could not be P anted earlier, some -planters who planned to Increase their cotton acreages have decided to plant. Instead, late soybeans. The excessive rainfall and labor shortage has caused these farmers to change their minds about planting more cotton, than in recent However, it is expected that there in be some Increase In cotton planting. Of the ,.601,000 acres of farm land In Mississippi County, 157,000 acres were planted in col- ton last year when the government restrictions were tn effect, Although the rainfall has been excessive . this Spring, there was more than a 12-Inch deficiency In the county until a short time ago aid it is believed the moisture wlfr pay off 1 ' during the Summer months, should there bo n "dry win spell" as was the case last year. It is believed two or three days of sunshine would put the farm lands In good condition to plant and al! farmers are ready to work day and night when the land is dried .sufficiently lo plant. Practically no early corn has been planted and so most farmers plan to gamble on planting late corn rather than risk planting the early crop In May. Alfalfa planted during March should be ready for a first cutting by early in May but some of the crop Is covered in water, and success of this usually-successful corp is feared. Soybeans are not planted, except In small scattered acreages, and -Hi.ii.lwcl. of block* of UK: roMeiitlnl tlhirhil of Wlchltu, Kansas, were under flood waters as Hi'. Little Ark,,,,™ river bbndlm through, uivensl.lo IMrk..«*»i>l, over Ils > M ,,ks (hlvhiK thousands from their homes lhc large building in-the center forciirouml Is the Wlclilli, North High School (NUA Toli-phulo) ' 'British Tanks Scatter Japs Near Kohima Health Workers To Move Offices From Courthouse Mississippi County Health Unit soon will have n home of Its own. -v »jM'»iu • n.x-1 . The hciulfjuiirtoivrofftco and clln- Brltish troops, In a smashing at- Icnl rooms are lo be moved-from i>* n mi..,«.,< >,., >*..i... i ....i..... ;,„. Blytlifivlllo courUicmSc-ito the building formerly •omu.iicil'by Hq- dio Station' KLON and slate police on properly adjacent to,the court house grounds.; •;.!,,,,. The foui'-rtoiM-'frame •d?v6lllil{f -l.i being renovated prior to the health mill's moving",there within several Ity tack powered by laiits, have driven the Japanese back from the I of Kohlma in Eastern fiHlta. ... .The .Allied counter-offensive tp Inrtla-of Ihu Invader, is reported to be nicking up speed. The British are pushing sou(hwcsl- WHi'd from Kolilinn, leaving isojiit- ed units to be cleared mil at leisure. The Japs, tiro having difficulty falling back over bomb- blocked roads., Some enemy troops ar e hopelessly stranded wesl. of. Kohlma. _ . Official quarters say the Jap lines around Kohlma broke abruptly during a battle In which British and American dive-bombers supported the Allied drive. .A commentator says: ."Considerable casualties were Inflicted on the enemy with small loss lo the British. Mopping up continues." A •cnulloiisly-wordcd statement from Southeast Asia headquarters says there is no reason for uneasiness over the Jap position In India. It says tlmt If the present n. says tlm f the present - . oU|ig, , suere offcnsivc results in the destruction I kcn 'CB beldw lh c knee- In nt tlin .Ton rlltilvl/iiifr In f li n r™ .* 11 n,. i cldptll. \t/hlf*li nfci n'r'rtrl i, It Is expected the new quarters will ho'much'belter because' of 'the circular arrriiigcincnl and there: will be more adequate facilities for persons awaiting cXRinluEUca • or lo obtain Inoculations- from .various diseases, which Is a part of trio health unit's program, • according to Dr. E. o. Budd, director. Injured Maying House Damaged During Storm Another person lu'llito section Is n casualty because of .liie Sunday storm which did more Ihnn $100.000 damage lo pro|>erly mid Injured several persons. R. M. Youjig, 00, Buffered), a bro- . of the Jap l In lhc frontie area. Allied prospects In Burma will be enhanced. Some CO miles below Kohlgnn British Imperial troops arc continuing to clear tlie roads leading north and west from Imphnl. Flying columns of Indian soldiers are carrying out repeated raids on the withdrawing Japs. Japanese forces also facclngcoun- ter-attacks elsewhere on the mainland of Asia. Chinese Iroops, counter-attacking in Northern Honan province, have reached the outskirts of Mihsien, which fell to the Japs a week ako. They also have stopped the enemy pusli along the Plcplng- to-Hankow railroad 43 miles sonll of Japanese-held Chcnghslon. Elsewhere In the 'war against Japan, the enemy lias suffered new reverses. American bombers' have made .sweeping raids over Japanese MSC.S in the Pacific. Including (lie lirsl land-based attack on Ouam. Enemy stroncpolnts in llic Marianas, the Carolines nnd the Marshalls have been hil and hit hard. New York Stocks A T & T 150 3.4 Amer Tobacco 613-4 Anaconda opper ; 25 I-a Beth sfc'rl Chrysler Gen Electric }cn Motors S7 1-1 slonlgomcry Ward ' 43 N Y Central '... 175-8 nt Harvester 63 1-2 Yorth Am Aviation 81-8 Republic Steel 16 1-1 Radio g i_a jocony Vacuum 12 !-•! Sludebaker 15 Standard of N J S3 Texas Corp 48 1-2 'ackard 3 1-a U S Steel 82 3-8 51 N. O. Cotton •lar. lay . uly . open high 1942 1047 2121 2127 2074 2076 1085 1987 1065 19S7 low close 1038 1047 1918 2118 2127 20S8 207fi 1970 1087 1059 1967 2127 2077 1989 • •• j*iiui* •JV.ULL^HJU uui uagua, »' L ^ how they will fare Is problematl- -1). _.. _ .Gardens also ,are unusually late Chicago Rye with less than one-fottrth of (lie open high low close prcl amount planted thLs year as was May . 129% 130 129!0 120 S J 130 May I, 1013, July , 127« 128 127X 127K 155% cldenl which occurred yesterday while helping lo move 11 house blown off Its foundation nt the J. M. Stevens plantation, 10 miles west of Blytliovlllc. A pnrt of the equipment, tiseil by the local house-moving contractors, broke as a mule was pulling the house, causing the nccldcnl. Removed to Walls Hospital, his condition today Is satisfactory. Arkansas Briefs U'/UuVtJT KHHJK, April 28—(OP) —Aviation Cadet Leonard K. Curler of <irccnvllle, Te.vas, was killed yesterday In .in nir crush three miles from llic Wallilll Ittilgc Airfield. MTTI.K HOCK, April 2!)— (UP> — Episcopal IHshon K. Bland Mitchell sa^-s Dial churches nf Arkansas'arc liclnf asked lo join oilier churches of the. nation In a day of prayer when [lie. !;iinj|i(Mii Invasion starts. They arc belnf jiskcd lo open Ihe rhurclics for prayer and Intercession. Churches of many denominations already have Indicated that they will hold open house on "D" Day. J.KVY, April 2!)-([Jl'|_i>ii| as ki Counly Health Officer Dr. J. A. Summers lias ordered Levy placed Government Orders Army From Ward's 11UU,KTIN— CHICACO, April 2Q (0.1-.)-^ Tim Federal (lUVcrnnjcnt Ims m- iH-'rcil the Army in wllliUraw trim) the 'sclzcil' Chicago plants nf Montgomery,'jvunl and Coin-' p:iuy. ' . ' • ;.-'';,, f-'tliK 'orflcH for' '(fiV-lillliJlfVvat or 'thu ilcloelinicnt of 10 military iinllcc from the 'sprawling mull iirdcr and rclall store plni'il along- Hie Chicago Itlvcr wns iKsucd by l/riilmccrclury of Commerce Wayne Clmlflchl Taylor, Taylor became operator of the proficrHfs, when Ibcy were lukeii over liy Ihe Ilciiiirtment of Commerce Wnlncs'ilny iilglit. Taylor hiilil || IC trnons no longer were nccilcil to enforce the government's scliure because a. federal court nnler m.lralns Wnnl aimjuii)}; officers from l»- Icrfcrrlnir with the government's operation. rre evy pace vuMiKiuur unaer aumoniy 01 a under a (juiiraiitint against rabies Senate , resolution adopted March for 00 days.. Tlie order was issued On ••""-"••'- 1 -*'..- t-cnnn *_.: . ... after a line Ml Sherd Shirley of near Levy last week and Shirley dkd of rabies. Weather ARKANSAS—Cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. Showers and thunderstorms tonight and Sunday and In northwest and ex- :remc west portions this afternoon. Warmer tonight. Fresh to strong winds. More chilly weather last night, according to the official weather thermometer which dropped .to a minimum of 47 degrees during tlie for yesterday was 70 de- night. High jrces. Chicago Wheat alien high low close May . 173-S 173S 173-54 173« 173S July . 17011 ITO'i 1COT4 170V1 nfls't Ward Case Has Senate Priority To Be First Subject In Investigation Of Executive Orders WASHINGTON, April 20 (U.P.) — The Senate Judiciary Committee is giving top priority to nn investigation of the government seizure of Montgomery Ward ami company. Chairman Pat McCarrnn said today the Montgomery Ward case would be the first subject taken up In n committee Investigation into the legal autborlly for more than 3000 executive orders Issued since the start of the Roosevelt administration. McCurran, who sent a special Investigator to Chicago Thursday night to look Inlo the seizure, hns received two telephone reports since llicn. He 1ms declined to reveal Identity of his investigator or any phase on which he has received reports. He expected, however, that Ihe Investigator would bo back in Washington to make n personal report next Wednesday. McCarrnn snid he sent the Investigator under authority of a . 20 appropriating J5000 for a Judiciary committee Investigation into the constitutional or statutory authority all executive orders issued by the president or executive departments since March 4, 1833. Frisco Still Is Unable To Run St. Louis Train Train service between Blythevllle and St. Louis still was dlscouinued today as the water, rose higher at Cape Girardcau, Mo., and north, It was announced by O. P. Ralney, general agent of Frisco Railroad here. Although most of the Frisco service has been resinned In oilier areas, no date for reopening the line to St. Louis can yet be made because of the continued rise, he said. It Is expected to be at least several more days, it was understood. Trains nre operating from Memphis to Chaffee, Mo., on tills route. Fighter Planes " 7 Battle Raiders, Nazi Radio Says Mighty Allied Armada Of 2000 War Planes Believed On Mission ' LONDON, April 2B ,(UP)-Thc wnvslve pio-inv«sloii assault on Nn/l Europe'swurtg back to Berlin today, packing a terrific punch. The American armada of piob- jWy MOO, lietwji bombers and lighten., InndDd n crushing blow oil the NasM capltsl's 'Industrial and military targets Radio Berlin acknowledges tlie attack, calh It a tonW rnid, and ailmlls ninny firw arc/ rugliiK hi Ihc hoiirt of the city. Nn7l broadcasts also tell of hordes of flijhter plaiic.s goins up to Intercept the \ alders, nud of UmnderoiLs nntl-alrcraft baunee 1 ; ' However, this morning there weie no v offltlnl tietalls, on \\iml toiiKh resistance oui fliers ulovml tlirough But from the official communique, mid tlje Oermnn nd- inmlotii, Its nulto clear that they (lltl jiloiv through. A wholn herlci of othoi n\t raid alarms • has been set off through central,' western find northwestern Cicimnny However, It's not, clear yet nhelhei llic',0 slarras were touched off by the Berlin raiders 01 whether other Allied tlecU, aic attacking Na/llniul >-, Kail In Stations Silent Howcvoi, ciie;iiy-conlioUe<l i«tlln ulntlon-s iu Paris, Vichy and Calutr, IKIVC Bone off (he ulr, indlcntlne the invasion arcn (3' under new atlaok ^ , f , «-,' This 1? the '13th day of llio talned air offensive which tlias^ to Inslgnlflcftnae. In tlu< pasl 12 <l«y>, Allied fleets In-day and night Iminbaulmonls Imie sent more than •10,000 ,tons of bomb shurtllng down on the cdlttlneiil Last nl^ht, the RAP was out, but pulled a quick changc-of-paco by sending a siieqlallzed fleet of Lancastoi bombers over Oslo, Norway, to blast n fn'ctoiy building Nazi airplane frames The com- mtnilquc dajs the target, was »ell- eovercd Mosquito bombers scieeii' ed this iltnck with another raid on llamblirf, snd awaults on objectives l|i ftanco Blgr Targets I'cwcr One veteran American squadion commander of Fortresses says the air off 6ns!ye- now , has fondled the point where ue'ro running out of the high -priority targets. He says that, lately, American heavy bombers have been devoting most of their attacks to minor wnr plants And he goes: on; -., • - r ' II npnears alrriost, ns If we have completely exhaus-tcfl'our llsl. "it priority targets and arc marking time untU tlie Oermans get the. factories rebuilt enpugh to nuke !l ivorthwhlle to crack down on them again" v AincricRn Qeneral Ehcnhonci has been on a- tour of the Allied air bases giving pep-talks to the filers who will spearhead the invasion -assault. ire told them "much as you have done In the past,- more Is going to lie required of you." Genoa. Again Raided Big as the assault on western Europe Is, It hasn't softened one bit. the strength of Allied air power In southern Europe Italy-base)} British bombers kept up an alirto^t steady drumbeat 'between dusk yesterday and dawn this- morning against the Nazi sea supply lines to Ihat theater. They raided, several Naid-hcld ports. Including Genoa, the biggest one In northern Italy. And sonic of the targets were the same ones which American bombers had pounded all day yesterday. Jumping back ' to the 1 western theater, the Germans still appear to be lii a high state of jitters over the, coming invasion. A regular flood of guesses and rumor keep flowing from the •/continent. picking the date for the big Allied nssault anywhere between the next- minute and the next couple of months, Swedish press dispatches report [hat German troops 'were , rushed ntp the Jutland peninsula of Den- nark In the midst of high alarm. And that the enemy attempts to build up anti-lnyaston garrisons are at a , feverish pace. Care Of Ration Book 4 . Urged By OPA Officials Office of ; Price - Administration, hrough the Mississippi Counly 3oavd, has announced I' that : War Nation B06)v No. i, will be used r or n long- time so care should 'fje aken to preset e It X> ' ' Although there Is nothing' valid n tht No. 3 book, except shoe tamps, care should 'be taken "to preserve them as they' will be needed Inter, It was announced.

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