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Save W««b Pope,! H fc valuabl* «, thc War Fffortf j> Boy Scouts will colfcel you, Scrap Paper every Salarday BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NOWTHIAffT Ai?«-*« a .= .«^ „„ **• * «»-^ » f K-/ VOL. XU-NO. Blytlieville Dully News Blyllicvlllc Courier Blyllioville Herald Mississippi Valley Lender # Sfarnes Beaten For Re-election As Congressman Pepper Of Florido, Hill Of Alabama Apparent Winners By Dulled 1'rcss Election news produced one surprise development today. In Alabama's Fifth Congressional District, virtually complete returns indicate that. Rep. joe SinriicK, it member of tlio Dies Committee, hud been unseated in that stale's Democratic primary. Slarnes ts running about 1000 votes behind Albert Rains. an attorney who is now serving Ms first lerm In the Alabama 'Legislature. Slarnes apparently was thc only congressman to Jose his seat' in yesterday's primaries in Alabama, J'lorlda. Imliuim, and South Da- kola. Senators Pepper of Florida nnd Hill of Alabama won easily And In Florida-, meager returns indicate 10 Democratic convention fielegates pledged lo President Roosevelt and seven pledged to Senator Harry P. Byril of Virginia are lending in their respective districts. Snuili Dakota For Dcivcy Incomplete South Dakota returns also show that Governor Dewcy of Ncsv York apparently will have the unofficial support of the 11 South Dakota delegates to the Republican Nalional Convention. A slate of Dcwcy candidates is leading a slate Pledged io Lieutenant, Commander Slasscn, former governor of Minnesota. Both •Democratic stales were pledged to President Doosevcll. Developing strikes have partially crippled sonic important war production in the Detroit area. About G700 workers arc on strike in 14 different, plants. Sixtcen-liimdred foreman at six BrJggs Manufacturing Company and three Hudson Motor Car Company plants are out for the fiflh day. Production of bomber parts was halted Tor the second day at one DeSolo plant as 2800 employes protested the rcclassificallon of six .workers. And 1300 workers contin- aicil a strike at the Republic Air"craft,.Corporation in defiance of-a WI.B directive to return to their jobs. '.-.; Strike in Canada. Across the border, at ..Windsor, Ontario, produclion at four Ford ., Motor Company of-Canada plants ~-iir.<irr-Urhailed- ns..-i4,COO"biiployes resumed a wildcat strike, the cin: ployes, member.-of llie, CIO United Automobile Workers, charged that the National''Wartime Labor Relations Board changed an agreement without atilhority. And "in Chester, Pcnna., 2400 builders of tankers and cargo vessels for tlic Government continued - lo defy back-to-work orders of tlic WLB and CfO officials. In thc Montgomery Ward controversy at Chicago, thc National Labor Relations Board representative lias refused a union request for postponement of a scheduled collective bargaining election. Representatives of thc United Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Employes Union of CIO had asked the NLRB to delay the election so lhat thc union would have more time to prepare for it. Tbe NLRI3 had ordered the, election held within seven days to determine if the union represents a majority of Ward's Chicago em- ployes. Upstanding Fighters I' NEWSPAPER OP NORTHKABT ARKANSAS AND SOOTHBAfft' MI6SOOM BUTHKVlliI.B, ARKANSAS. WKDNKSDAY, \\A\' 3, in-14 All Meats Except Beet Steaks And Roasts To Be Point Free WASHINGTON, May . 3 (U.P.)-Prico Administrator Bowles lias ordered nil meats except beef slealis and beef roasts removed fi-oni ralioJiing lists. The order makes' canned fish point-free and il'hc comes effective at midnight tonight. The surprise order means thai ration points no -lonirer ivill be needed for pork, veal, lamb, mutton, beef flank s He Won't Forget Thunder Of Guns In Anzio Battle \ Tlie ceaseless thunder and slun- jn'ng shock of artillery duels on the An/Jo Beachhead south of Rome always will live in the memory of Pfc. Moreland Holteman. son of Mr. and Mrs. John Holleman of Bly- theviile. Tlie 27-year-old Infantryman, who as a lad carried a pa|>er route for the Courier News, no\c is recuperating from wounds and shock In a military hospital at Atlantic City, N. J., according to his father who has jusf returned from a 'visit with his soldier son. ' < ' "I don't remember much about liow r got hurt," hc told his father from his hospital bed. "We had been under fire so long I was prct- ly well dna-d from the constant shelling. When I came to my senses a day or two later I was in a hospital and they tnld me I had stopped a piece of shrapnel. If it had not been for my steel helmet It would' have been too bad for me." As rcsull of his head wound, Pri- vale Holleman is suffering from temporary paralysis of his right arm and both legs but army surgeons believe he will gradually regain use of these limbs. Hc will be under treatment for an indefinite time and nmy be transferred to Kennedy Hospital in Memphis later. He was wounded In the fighting of Feb. 29 and has received the Order of the Purple Heart. At his bedside is his wife, the former Miss Dorothy Jones of Tacoma. Wash. He lias been In the New Jersey hospital for thc past 11 days. beut' luimburjfcr, beef K iow meals, v;irictv me;its, rcady-lo-eiit meats ov curmcd ineaL or fish. Points 01 steak ' Instructor Dies !n Plane Crash Air Accident Occurs As Plane Nears End Of Routine Flight Lieut. Ray L. Scliexnyder, 23-year- old flying instructor at the Blytlie- ville. Army Air. Field, was killed when-Ills twin-engine training shij crashed, near-he re-at 1 a. m. this •morning, it was announced'today b; 'commanding'; .olficer.i.Col. Kmt. M Landon. .'"• " ' . '•"" Tlie fatal accident occurred shortly before Lieutenant Scliexnyder reached his home field from a routine training- flight. He was only occupant of the plane. the Full details o( tlie accident were not announced this morning, but a board of officers lia.5 been appointed to investigate Hie crash. Wife of the flier, Mrs. Marilyn McBride Scliexnyder, was informed of the tragedy at their home on Highway 18 near here. Tlic victim was the son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Leo Scliexnyder of Raync, La. He has served avail instructor at the local field since April, 1943. The body was sent to Rayne, La., ttiis afternoon for funeral services and burial. Holt Funeral Home is in charge. New York Cotton open high low close Mar. . 1845 1851 1945 1948 1942 May . 2105 2100 2100 2108 2105 July . 2051 205G Oct. . 1988 1994 Dec. . 1068 1971 2047 2055 1986 1901 1968 1869 2051 1D35 1933 Atlas F. Stewart Of Promised Land Dies Early Today Alias Filmorc Stewart of Promised Land died at 4 o'clock this morning at the Blytlicville Kospilal where hc had been undergoing treatment since April 29 for a heart ailment. He was 85. Born in Lexington, 'J'enn.. Mr. Stewart lived there until lie moved nine years ago to Promised Land. He leaves his wife. Mrs. Ada Stewart; three sons, Walter Stewart of Promised Land. Dorsey Stewart of Henderson, Tcnn., and Murray Stewart of Ripley, Tcnn.; two daughters. Mis. Daisy Kelley of Biythcvillc nnd Mrs. Georeic Gurlcy of Promised Land; two brothers, Lucius Stewart of San Francisco and Dudley Stewart of San Diego, and one sister. Mrs. Tiny Dower of Promised Land. Funeral services will be held at. 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at Cobl) Funeral Home with the Rev. D. G. Hindmaii officiating. Burial will be made at Ehnwood Cemetery. Mare Rain For Arkansas Weather Bureau Predicts LITTLE ROCK, May 3 (UP> — The weather bureau has Indicated that there is more rain in store for Arkaasas. But In spite of the prediction of more rain there Is still little flood danger as yet. Rivers around Arkadclphia, Camden and Texarkana are reported to be at flood stage or slightly above. The Arkansas Is flowing bank full in the upper reaches between Port Smith and Morrillon. The Sulphur river down near Texarkana in Miller county lias overflowed into bolloin lands and many families are preparing to move if the waters rise much more. The Adams Field Weather Bureau In Little Rock predicts that the Ouachlta river near Arkadel- phta will rise to 10 feet above flood all choice beef slcaks mid roasts will not be chanced .from their present levels. Al Ihe same lime, Dowles ordered llie monthly-allotment O f co red points, for each individual cut lo 30 beginning Monday, May 1. Afler next Monday, 30 red points will be good every four weeks instead of 30 points every tivo n-teks. The price administrator pointed out tliat the monthly point quota no longer will be needed because of the wide selection of meals available without red ration points. Red stamps li-8 and T-8 will become good next Sunday. After that, no more red stamps will become Bood unlil June 3. Bowles explained Hint Ihc animal population now is of record proportions. Army and Navy demands .for, meal havc.bren brought lo a currcnt''bas|s r and' Lend Lease now lias adequate stocks of pork. The price admmtstralor promised that point values would not lie restored on meals now point-free unless absolutely necessary. And he indicated that points might be lowered later on beef steaks and roasts when the full run of cajtle Begins to reach market. Today's order followed recent ae- Irishman Proud He Has Become Citizen of U. S. • Preservation of the stars and strips has become of'Increased liii- iwrtoncc lo Pfc. Jnmes McMorrow ot the Jllythcville Army Air Meld, who yesterday wns made i\ natura- lised citizen of the-United Slates in U. S. District. Court in Jonesboro. . . ' "Ihc 37-year old Irishman came lo Ibis country six years ago from County Lcllrlm, Ireland The only one of a Tamil ' ' ' On India Front Shows Progress , Stilwcll's Columns Also Seize Several Enemy Strongholds '! ' lly llnllcil !'im \ .'Ilic British In Kaslorn Indlu niwi!' scored new u«lns In ilielr ;ilrlvc. 'HBnhisl Hie Japanese Invaders, but benvy (Ightlni; coMlliiue.s-. '• A Southeast, Aslu eoinuuinlqiia snys (lie lirlltsti nn'd Indlnns have caplnrijd .scvcrnl strong enemy po- sltlons north of Kohlnm and ap|)ar- cntly have relnken Kohliim's iviit- er supply point. In Nnrlticm llnnim. Mcnlennnl- Clcneral stllwell's Clilnrsc-Aiucrl- cnn coli|inns also have sdned scv- s-ral inorr enemy slroiiiiliolil.s, but In Central chlnii It's thi; japs who nrc milking tlic Rains. A Chinese communique ;nlmll,s (he enemy lins scored new successes In a ad-inlle fronlnl nsAiiult aimed at tlic cen- trnl .section of the Pclplng-t<i- Ifmtkow rnllrond In Ilonan province, . , Jap Misses Heavy ' In the Sonlliwesl 1'nflclc, General MacAi'thtir reveals .Hint durliiif April a totnl of 3111 Jnn plnncs were destroyed or iirotebly destroyed iintl ICG Jap vessels of all kinds were sunk, * Meanwhile, the food shoiln«c among Allied troops In Ihe Ilollan- riln are of Netf Ciulticn tins been al- tcvlnlcd. Scores of transport planes laden with, foodstuffs hnvc slnrt- cd nrrivhiK. A .serlr.s of iinluek.v . -.- -..„ breaks conlrllmtcd lo Ihc food of lo . to '''*' hlsjslKirtnBC. A-lone Jnp plane scored a direct hit on thc Allied slock 1'ilo mi Ihc Hist nlHht of operations, and to ninkc mailers worse hastily constructed roads liulll by Ihc Japs Ijroke down umler the wclsht of American trucks and bulldozers briiiRhiK In equipment. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS lortimc l n America, Private McMor- I'ow wns employed as a truck driver in • Baltimore. Md., before bis induction inlo llie Army nlmost two years HBO. While Private McMnmnv Is serving with the ground forces of 1 tlic Air Corps at the BAAP, two of Ills brothers arc />lsp doing tlielr short b v . fiKlitliiB the nerinl battle over Europe as members of the RAF. Tlie soldter has been sla'lloimi at the 'local field since September, 1942. tion which removed many cnnned " vegetables from rationing." The only red-point items now requiring rationing points, in addition to the choice beef culs, arc butter, margarine, cheese and cheese products and evaporated milk. GOP Delegates Uninstructed Efforts To Pledge Arkansas For Dcwcy Not Successful LITTLE ROCK, May 3 (UP)— Members of the Arkansas Republican convention have voted to send thc stale's delegation uninstructed to the national convention. Several attempts were made at the meeting in Little Rock yesterday to pledge tlie delegates to Governor newey, but tlie suggestion was turned down by a voice vole. Republican National Coinmllloc- mcn Wallace Townsend of Little Rock says that "Now is tlie time to take advantage of the rebellion against, the present regime." Ripley is still unidentified. 1 : " Ca(1 " >c Rc l' llbllc «" S!leri[f Oscar orlggs says State Committee is K. A. Zcbold of ...<•<• War Department Approves Bridge Authority To Cross Mississippi River Granted By Stimson MEMPHIS, May 3. — Secretary Slimson yeslcrdav siuneH n Wnr Department 3 in Washington which gives the McmplS . £K. kansas Bridge CommLwion author!- , , ty to crass the Mississippi River ' a . vl r, wlmte<1 to surrender pretty "1'ceirac" Needed tlrlp But besides.Ihc arrival of food there was n (jood deal of exclle,- inenl In Ilollmidlii last nlglil when Private Hurshiil Wilson, nlck-nani- cd "Peewec", called regimental headquarters to rcirort he'll just captured n Jap prisoners and needed some help. Peewec, described by United Press Wnr : Corrcspotideiit Don Caswell (is n "diminutive Jeep Jockey" was driving his Jeep, which, Incident- named "Helen", q.bpiil r ..three emy troops Jumped out of the Jun- Bles with their hands up. .PeeWcc covered them with a Oa- rnnd rifle honked tlic horn and started them moving. : He drove with one hand and kepi the rifle iij) ncrass the dashboard with the other. Evcryllme they turned a cor- ! n" '"i '"A" I" As hc lliem ' l)llt "°" c of ' ^ , ? n "y m " sl with a new bridge just, south of Frisco bridge. Notices of signing of' thc penult were sent E. «. Crump, chairman of tlic Bridge Commission, by Senator McKellar and Representative Davis. Commenting on thc good news, Mr..crump said. "Of course thai Is cheering news. We've had lo do a lot of work, and covered a lot of (erritory to get along this far. The engineers arc getting up llie plan.? so that they cnn ask for bids. Tlmt is moving along Just as fast as possible." Mr. Crump was confident nclual construction would begin on ttio new bridge this Summer. Engineers, working witti (tie Uridgc Commission on the project, already have applied to the Wnr Department for a certificate of necessity, which must be obtained before the Bridge Commission can apply to War Production Board for priorities for materials. Body Is Unidentified RIPLEY, Tcnn., May 3 (UP) — The body of a while man token from tlic Mississippi river Mominy near Gold Dual, 20 miles west of rtagc today. National Park Service officials say lhat rainfall in the Hot Springs area during April has set a " year record with a totnl of 15 a J2- 15 In- . . Pine Bluff who will succeed Captain Osro Cobb who is now in tlie Army. Townsend also says that minimum voting quotas have been set <ip lor each county of Arkansas 111 a big move to increase the Repiiblicaji vote in thc November general election. The convention have adopted a ten-point platform, Among tlie objectives outlined in the platform nre these, win the war; win the peace; eliminate waste in government; simplify lax returns; and reform taxation on a basis of ability to pay. Mrs. Effie Hicks Dies JOINER, Ark,, May 3.—Mrs. Ef- flc Hicks, 51, wife of Neal Hicks, died Monday at her home here. She also leaves three sons, Vir- nle and Bill Hicks, Joiner, and Leamnn Hicks of the Army, and three daughters. Mrs. Vadel Locke, Selmer, Tcnn.; Mrs. Lucille Prcs- cott, Turrell, Ark., mid Mrs. Pauline Halter, Columbia, Ind. Services will be held at the grave In Falcon Cemetery, Selmer, at 2 Thursday afternoon. N. 0. Cotton Mar. . 1047' 1051 1947 1940 1045 May . 2119 2121 2116 21221) 2110b July . 2007 2072 2063 2063 2068 Oct. . 1080 1095 1080 1991 198G Dee. , 1868 1974 1006 1072 I960 man apparently had" been the from 12 lo 15 days. Hc appeared about 35 years old and weighed around 150 pounds. 'Hie name "Edith" was talooed on- his left bad." By the time he got back lo cnmn, where ama/cd Army officers were walling for him his left foot was asleep and hc thouelit Ills arm wns polng lo fall off from holding llin rifle, When U. P. Correspondent Caswell asked Peewec what he did before the v;ar In Hawthorne, Cnllf., where he lived, he said lie was a decorator for a theater In Los Angeles. But now 'lie's decorating prisoners' pens. Lieut. Johnson Will Gain Rest From War Duty Lieut. Glenn 13. Johnson, recipient of the Air Medal with Oak Leaf cluster, the Order of the Purple Henri ami a group citation, yesterday reported lo riliami Beach, Fla., for several weeks rest afler seven months overseas. He wns accompanied by his wife, Ihc former Miss Phe Marie Koonce of Blythevllic. Lteulctuinl Johnson, who escaped from occupied France two-and- a-half months after he parachuted from his doomed Flying Fortress, Jan. 5, arrived in thc United States more than a month ano. A graduate of Hie niythcvtilc Army Air Field, the flier had been stationed in England. Month Of Bombing Has Wrecked Rail Yards On Invasion (oast, British Spokesman Says Today Damage Extends 100 Miles Deep Reds Reported Again On Move Berlin Tells Of Now Action In Romania By Tanks, Infantry lly United I'rcsi The HC<I Army is reported on the offensive again fianmulii. In Northeastern This news comes from ilio Ger- ni'un liluli e.oinnuintl. H snys Klronu niissliin lank nixl Infantry force.? ure iiltncklng on both sides or tho Middle Slrcl river. A rinrc-ii|> of flBhtlui; on both sides or Die river would Indicate Hint (lie Soviet' operation Is on a considerable scale. H iilso Jndicalc.s- (lint Murslmt Koncv's Second Army of the Ukraine might bo striking »outliwiircl toward Onlntl. . . ' Cinlutl Is Hie gateway which guards (ho M-mllc corridor between the Carpathian roothllls niul Ilic Danube, right to the I'loi-sll oil fields mill Jlucharc.s't. The.^ Nii/.l report iilso snys tlmt the Red Army bus moved up reinforcements southwest of Kuwel, the Polish mil hub 40 I'e.St Of I id-miles from the Oennnii 'occupied piui nf Poland, and WHS attacking wllb soina force. There ts no non-Axis conflrnui- llon of tlicsu NH-/.I rci»rl.s. Moscow dispatches concentrate innlnly on tlip notion around Sevastopol. Crimean reports say the Soviets lire exerting Intensified pressure on the heslcjjcd Inisc. More Hum aii German transports were reported sunk mid (mother score (Innmijed In attempts to rnii [lie Sevastopol blockade (luring tin: past week. I'olnhd today Is observing the 153111 anniversary, of Us constitution, tlic Polish .equivalent of 'the American Fourth of July. ' . - • -.-:. And t'ollsh-Aiiiorlciin congrcss- «n^K-.Wellington, nro 'inarMim tlic birthday "liy-sailing for the re-' luru or Poland's prc-wur boundaries. In n speech procured for tlic House. Hep.-i Waslclewskl of Wisconsin snys tlmt we should not rcc- OBtiUo iiny. unilateral boundary changes lo Poland. . ' President Roosevelt cabled greetings from thc people of the United TOKAY'S WAK ANALYSIS Berlin Can't Be Consistent In Propaganda BV JAMES HARPER United 1T W « BtttM Wrlttr A llllli! less lluin two yenrs iijjo In June of 1912, the HAI-' mustered almost every tomta- 11 could fly, mul threw 11 1000-ton mtd nt Cologne Germany. The next morning, .(lie Derlln rro|)ii|:nndii Minister? spouted these words about HrltlKh plnnc losses: "No power on curlli," it S uld "could replnce such losses In nmlcr-' lal nnd personnel. For this rai.wn there cnii be no question of sustaining such ntliicks for IOIIK," Ten months Inter. In April, 1913 nurlln radio wns still playing the siunc record. It snlil: "The enemy itmuiol continue his rulds lit such a tempo. Tlic high cost or those raids Is becoming unlrearable for the enemy." So now we come to Die Humes «r April. 1914—nearly two yenrs afler that lone-ton raid on Cologne Over 111,000 tons of Allied bombs dropped on Oerinnny nnd occupied territory. An nvom«c of three Cologne raids n day, every duy, for n solid month. And the Ciermnns snld It couldn't Inst. Tlicy (!li.'iiiB«d Tu The Nnzls huvc thrown nwny thai lilionogrnph record. Ilul lliey have some new ones, nnd are sill) crossing themselves up. They're cuiiccutmUni; now on tryhiR to convince tlie Gcrinnn people, tlmt their defenses nrc strong lo the point or-'being Invulnerable. That fortress Europe has u root n.s well ns iiiKteiitHlilo wnlls. But they're nut very cpnvlncliiB. ., Uiijl Thursday, for Inslniico, when an AmcrK-ini buinhcr' licet lilt Brunswick, the Nir/,1 ..proimiiiihda imtcliliic'wts dlslilne-oinv lurid 'stories of tremendous nlr baltles,'' while our plntics still were heading for the target. The Iclcn. or course, wns to not across to Ihu Ocrman people Hint Germany's fighter planes were liciidlni! olT tlio attack. But the weather over the continent was HI overcast Hint tlio Nji/.l fighters hud to stay grounded. And the German Q, . in i -•••- ".i.j^.i ~~ .....j E ,. ">< i i"-_iL. iiiiM LIU: uui mull bintes lo tlic Polish president In high comiunnd refused to back in .ondoii Tlio message recalled tlmt the Niv/,1 propaganda claims. tlic Poles were the first lo -resist the Nn/.l hordes, And asserted that, the continued resistance of thc Polish people wiw nn Inspiration ito all. Railroad Men At Hearing On Flood Control Representatives from the Frlscc and Cotton Hell railroads nnd the U. S. Engineers office were among those who attended the public lienrlng this afternoon in the court bouse which wns cnllcd by the District Engineer, U. S. Engineers office, Memphis, lo discuss flood control measures for Llltlo River in Missouri nnd Arkansas. Frisco officials attending were C. P. Hotf of Springfield, III., as- si.slant engineer, TV S. miss of Chaffce, Mo,, division engineer and J. T. Lick, also from chaffec. assistant superintendent. Representing thc Cotton Belt line was B. J. Sloan of Pine Blurt, assistant division engineer. Col. O, W. Miller, district engineer from the 0. S. Engineer.! Office, presided at tlic meeting. Inspector On Probation For Joy-Ride In Army Plane Here Winfred I,. Robinson, 23, of KI1- ships from place to place.on the gore, Texas, former civilian plane inspector at tlic Blythcvllle Army Air. Field, wns placed on probation on condition he enter the armed forces by Federal Judge Thomas C. Trimble In Jonesboro Monday as the May term of court opened for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Robinson was charged with taking up a twin-engine bomber from the local field March 21, 1343. and crashing a few minutes later In a cotton field eight miles south of tlie base. He wa.s accompanied by Henry c. Camp, 51, a civilian al- .so employed «t the BAAF, who was later transferred to another field. Neither was seriously injured In the crash of thc training ship, which received heavy carnages. Robinson, whose only flying experience was in a Piper Cub, was not authorize! lo fly a ship at any time, according to I3AAP officials.. His work required him 1 to move taxi line. Tv;o Dell men. who said they failed to report for Induction into thc armed forces because of "religious scruples," were given long terms In Federal prison In Monday'.'; session of court. They were Charlie Edmond Collins and Herbert Samuel Collins, both of whom were sentenced to three years. Two Marked Tree men, Franklin Wll- lard Oadberry and Charles Gadberry Jr., also were sentenced to three years In Federal penitentiary on the same charge, Three Polnsett County youths, Joe Dan Newton, Sammle Leo Henderson and Walter Cormack Gamble', all 16, were ordered sent to a Federal training school for boys They were charged with attempting to wreck n Frisco Railroad train near Tulot about two months ago by placing a crosstle on thc rails, (caring up the signal llghu nnd setting Tire to m> ndjncent cotton house. , , Prisoners Recaptured LJ1TLE ROCK. May 3 (UP)— The FBI says that two escaped German war prisoners were captured enrly this morning when a bus driver recognized them. The prisoners, who are believed to have c-scapcd from a work detail at Cainp Robinson near Little Rock, were Klaus Eudzlo nnd Frilz Glomb. Thelr's was the first escape .since the war prisoner camp was established at Robinson. They were captured at the town of Levy only a few miles from the camp. .Livestock ST. LOUIS, May 3 (UP)—Hog receipts 10,000 head, with 9,000 salable and 17,000 holdovers. Tcp price $13.70. 200-270 pounds 13.70. 140160 pounds 10.60-11,65; sows ll.25. Cattle: Receipts 3,500 head, with 3,000 salable. Calves 1,200, all salable. Mixed yearlings and heifers H.00-15.00; cows 9-50-11.50. Canners and cutlers 7.00-D.25. Slaughter steers 10.50-16.50. ,Slaughter heifers 9.75-16.00; stocker and feeder steers 9.T5-KOO. Chicago Wheat , open high low close, Mas • 173-Ti 173-M H3-S 173*J 173-S July . 16054 17014 160S no IMS Thus, In later broadcast, thc propaganda ministry, without even a hint of embarrassment, announced thai Ciarninn fighter planes con- laclcd our planes In only u few Iso- lalcd Instances. But the Germans do some'of their test backing and lining In their boasts about their so-called Atlantic wall fortifications against Invasion. They've been plastering this line on thc nlr waves ever since late 13-11. In March of 1042 a Nazi broadcast said: "Thc Atlantic const Is u gigantic fortress, far more gigantic than the west wall ever was." . The west wall, of course, being tlic fortifications built lo counter thc French Miiginot line. Then cnmc thc Dieppe raid In August of 10-12. The Germans, as you remember, have always Insisted this rnld wns an attempted Invasion So tlic Nav.l propaganda machine went into raptures. It boosted: "Tin German Atlantic barrier Is reall; impregnable." Nails Grow Doubtful H wasn't until April ot 1013 tha the Germans displayed some doubts about that impregnability. Invasion tnlk wns beginning lo grow. So tlie Nazis felt called upon to tnlk-u|i the Atlantic wall again. But now. it appears from enemy broadcasts, thai the defenses at thc time, >t Dieppe had only begun to lx> liulll. And one broadcast said flatly: "Afler Dieppe"—"alter" mind you -"The Fuehrer gave thc order lo fortify llie entire coastline on the model of the west wall." But wnlt a inlmilc—the broadcast five months before thc Dieppe raid claimed that the west wall was small-time shift. Thai the new Atlantic wnll even at that Mine was far more gigantic than thc west wal! ever was. And now, as the zero hour of invasion draws closer, German propaganda has Uiken still another turn All this spring. Herr Gocblxsls himself, has been warning the Germans that they must not place their confidence In steel and concrete. That thc Allied soldiers will not be defeated on the beaches. Will not be defeated by the Atlantic wall. But, and these arc Ooebbcls own words, by thc moral superiority of thc "German soldier." In other words, the closer Invasion hour comes, the less Impregnable thc Germans consider their fortifications. Occasionally, however, German propaganda tells the truth. On March 12th, 1942, a Nazi broadcast n English said: "The supremacy of Ihe Japanese in thc air corresponds '.a the similar supremacy of the Germans." They never spoke a truer word. Troop Transportation . Problem For Nazis As Invasion Nears LONDON. ,May 3 (U.P.)_Tl'ie leiilflc paralyzing effect of a luonlli <5f'bombing iignlnst the invasion coast of Europe was revealed, today, by the British. ' An economic warfare spokesman rcpoil.s that every linjiortniit German mllroad yard in a 'lOo-mlle deep coastal belt between Cologne and the Bay of Biscay ha.s been crippled. Not u tiain can be formed up In any one of them to carry troops 01 Mippllc-i into tlie Invasion defense area. / ,\ The spokesman cmphnslyes tlie oiinrmoiu, problem this represents to Nail strategy for meeting (ho Invailoiihoui. If 'the Geimiuvshold IhcJi reserves nt Interior positions until thc Invasion Btilkcs, they'll have no facilities Iqr rushing them. where they're most heeded. ' Bul ( If they reinforce the coslal Bimlson Immediately, they run the ilsk of huge'casualties In tlie lire-Invasion, bouibardnicnt.- A bombardment 'which alieady has been -hammering the enemy for 17 .straight days by air. •*-.' Weather" lUmpcrs Filers JJiul weather out down the weight of the offensive today but did not slop It. A small force of American Ukralpi bombers hit the Pas Do Calais cotistal strip again This' afternoon, British,, Mitchell and Mosquito 1 bomber!,, will; Canadian flghteri,, smashed at other targets Iti northern' Prance, '.adding new damage lo thijt already dpne 'Hie economic warfare spokesman —- •-"-' v transport faclliU<ii« Chicago Rye open high low closo .fay . 130* 131',<i 130W 131 130« July , 12151 128« 12151 I28Vi -12754 In southeastern Europe alto ar.3 In a tetrlblc tangle He-"uses Ihd woitl "chaotic"'lo describe Irnii'!- port, conditions- in Bulgaria. Port* ami railway towns choked with war materials that cannot IN: moved. And, adding to thc enciiiy'a difficulties, an acute shortage of tialncd rajlroad men In Germany and the occupied countries Nazi Germany, thus; paralyzed -along her- outer 'dettmo lines on the c\e of great blows to be struck • on both fronts. A Nay.l broadcast today .warned tho satellite countries-that theic'a no longer any'prospect of breaking nil tlic Anglo-American-Russian nlllfincc. It adds.significantly: "Tho invasion and the final battle in the Enst will take place shortly. Germans Warned ThfyGtfman homo radio' warned Its people; ''We are on the eve of decisive military events" And it acknowledged bluntly there is i.o longer any hope for a compromise peace. , ' Swedish dispatches say 'llie German hlgli command lias taken a desperate^ gamble by splitting. German forces almost equally beiwceii the easltrn front, and the coming western front. They say the Nazis have pulled some 50 divisions from the cast to bolster defenses In the west. And that the new lineup ' puts one and a half, million men facing tlie Invasion coast And one and three quarters million left to defend tho long eastern'front. ,A German communique, today reports the Russians have, opened a now offensive on both sides of llie middle SIret river, in northeastern Romania. Tanks and infantry are said to have been sent against the .German defense lines. Though there's no confirmation, the German report Indicates the Russians may have started a drive southward^ toward the Ploesll oil fields and Bucharest. Transport Lines Hit . in Italy, the air war pattern "is thc same as in western Europe. Nazi transport lines being included. Thc ground fighting continues on thc minor scale of combat patrol clashes. . " i One American combat patrol'on thd Anzio. beachhead front, held an Informal fashion show for other troops, after returning from advance posts. ... : They demonstrated the army's new all»purpose fighting uniform, which, acordlng to their leafier, has given his troops a terrific boost in morale. The new outfits consist of dark "green water repellant trousers • with large leg pockets. High paratrbop-style boots. And half-length jackets with 'buttons Inside to. prevent catching on objects while the men are crawling along the grgound. The combat team-so far is the only outfit equipped with the" new rig, - and they're the envy of alt the other G. Is. Captain Paul Stanley, of StaM- ford, Tex., leader of the combal team, says his men are so proud of their new uniforms that they're even shaving regularly. -

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