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Savo Waste Paper.' I* i, valuable to the W« «**/ .«. Boy Scours wW co//ccf your Scrap Paper every Saturday BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS — T8B DOMINAN T NEWSPAPER OP NORTKKA6T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST mRHnnm '^"* * ' ^^ VOL. XU—NO. 44 BlytlievjIJo Daily News Blytlieville Herald Blylhevllle Courier Mississippi Valley 7 •KVTIIBVILLK, ARKANSAS. WKUNKSDAY, MAY 10, 19-14 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS AMERICAN BOMBERS BACK OVER FRANCE Army Still Has Money On Hand, F.D.R. Reveals Only 15'/2 Billions Needed Next Year, Congress Is Told WASHINGTON, May 10 <U.1>.)_ The money cost of Die war has reached Its peak and a DOW era of diminishing war appropriations has started. President Roosevelt hns advised Congress that only 15 and n half billioii dollars is needed in new funds lo finance the army during the coming fiscal year. This does not mean, however, that a decline in actual war expenditures is yet in sight. The situation is that previous appropriations for 1044 exceccd by 33 and a half billion dollars" the amount of money needed. Mr. Roosevelt explained that the i Unexpected carry-over of 33 and a half billion dollars in 1344 funds wn.s made possible by the reduction in (he; projected strength of the army, substantial reductions in the unit costs of many weapons and a reduction in shipping costs ns a result of our victory over the U-boals. Surplus On Hand He siiid that the unspent appropriations and another 15 and a half billion dollars appropriation would finance an army of 7,700.000 officers, men and women through ....the coming year. And it would finance the army's aircraft require- riients through June 30 of 1046. "Meanwhile the special House committee on uosl war military pollcy^heard Vice Admiral Home, vice-chief of naval operations, rtc: clarc he ; is "unqualifiedly opposed" t<? the 'proposed consolidation of i. ^« .ind; lessons,;of vthis war V must be carefully, sirutiuized be- :••••'' taken, .-•' •"•.:'.,' ''*'',•• -,"?'•. V - i~ -i' • •'/- ^J " • '• ' '" ' •;/• ^Haroid Moulton, ijresidciit'c. Brooking.; •institution.' predicts that only 50 per cent of the army ground forces and civilian war workers will be needed to finish off Japan after the defeat of Germany. In a report to the Senate ,^ Postwar Planning Committee he ^•also estimated it will take two and a half years to demobilize the armed forces. Rapid'developments have followed the government's return of Montgomery Ward and Company to its owners. Ward Wins Round Federal Judge Holly at Chicago has rc/itscr) to rule on the government's request to continue the injunction to prevent the company from interfering with federal operation. He said he will dismiss the injunction proceedings Friday when he will announce whether the dismissal will be with or without prejudice. Counsel for Montgomery Ward 1ms askeci that the government's injunction petition be dismissed with prejudice, in other words, that the government's seizure be criticized. Dismissal ol the proceedings with prejudice no doubt would be hailed as a moral victory by the company but it would have •A,>™ ma ' c| ial effect on the dismissal '4H order. Tlie Commerce Department turned the seized properties back to the company just two hours before it was determined that the CIO had won the collective bargaining election to determine whether it represented a majority of Ward's Chicago employes. However, Sewell Avery, chairman of Hie company's directors, slill says he will not, sign a contract with the union containing a maintenance of membership clause. And the union says it expects further trouble. I.nbor Issue. Unsettled An early dissolution of the present Inbor disputes in the Detroit- Windsor area seems likely. The Foremen's Association of America, an independent union, has reached an agreement with the Ford Motor Company, whereby the union is recognized. However. 3500 striking foremen in 13 armament plants have been ordered to remain on strike until agreement is reached with their employers on whether they will be foremen when they return. Meanwhile, approximately 5500 workers at the Dorlge main plant of the Chrysler Corporation in Detroit have returned to work. In Washington a WLB hearing , of the San Francisco dispute of ||'A. F. of L. and CIO machinists 1 and shipyard companies Is expected to produce a showdown. The men want 14 cents an hour more for repair work than lor working on new ship.'!. James J. Laughlln, the defense attorney in mass sedition trial at Washington has been fined $150 for contempt of court. Judge Jennings Bailey said Laughlin made charges against Judge Eicher. the trial judge, in order to obtain publicity. With this issue out of the way, the trial of-the-SO sedition defendants got untie*, way again. •' Trunk Which Contained Body Detectives examine the trunk which contained the body "of Louise Alexander Wiley, daughter of a Mississippi county couple,"which was shipped from Chicago lo Los Angeles' by a man Mciillfied ns Soylo Vilicgas. who confessed to the klHing. Bloody brine sccning thro Die trunk caused the inspection which resulted in a nation-wide hunt for clues leading to identity of the Suspect Held In Victim's Parents n° r ° f a Mis ? iKsi W )[ County: qdnplc has been as the woman whose near-mide salt-packed hotly was found- stuffed in a trunk last Friday in L OS A nee IPS and whom Soylo Villegas yesterday told author! cs he rc u bout in it Chicago hotel. Identity established ns Mrs. Louise Chestine Alexander Wiley, formerly of Mississippi and Memphis the victim of the trunk murder was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Alexander, who now live near Manila. She was identified yesterday by a Memphian as his wife who deserted him and their two small daughters in Memphis, July, 1342. Joel Wiley said he recognized his wife from the picture of the victim which appeared in yesterday's edition of n Memphis paper. Arrested at the home of hi$ mother, in Crystal City, Texas, Villegas sought since Saturday as the slayer) told officers that he hit the victim on the back of the head during a quarrel then went to another hotel to "solwr up." When he returned he P'.'t the body in a cheap theatrical trunk and addressed it to "John Lopez" in Los Angeles. Search for Vilfcgns began when a laxicab driver and a railway express clerk identified his picture as the man who shipped Ihe trunk f'.om Chicago. Identity of Ihe dead woman was first established through fingerprints taken from the victim and checked by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Marriage of Louise Alexander and Villegas was performed in Chicago. In her marriage license affidavit, the woman said she was previously married bul was divorced in 1930 in Baton Rouge, La. Villegas likewise disclosed a previous marriage in his affidavit, asserting he had been divorced in 1938 In Christian City, Texas. No such city is listed In the postal guide. ' When taken Into custody, Villc- gas said that he was working In a Chicago war plant and went to Cry- slal City because of Ihe illness of his mother, Mrs. Ramoua Villegas. He offered no resistance when arrested at the home of his mother, just 30 miles from the Mexican border. Auto, Truck Licenses Here Exceed 70,000 An increased number of automobiles, trucks'and trailers are rolling over Mississippi County roads despite gasoline and tire rationing. H was revealed today when the Arkansas Revenue office announced that more than 10,000 motor vehicle licenc.se already have been sold in tlie county since November, exceeding by more than 300 the number of 1943 licenses sold during Ihe entire ' 12 month period last year. p.f the 10,300 licenses sold, for this year, ,850 are for passenger cars while 3.510- are for truck and. traders. The sale of 1943 licenses' [rom November 1942 to December 13M amounted lo 10,008, with 0- •jOa for passenger cars, nncl 3.G03 for use on trucks and trailers. Tlie number of Arkansas licensed cars is in addition to the large number of cars of the personnel of the Blytheville Army Air Field which bear out-of-state license Meeting Postponed Because of the lack ol a quorum al last night's cily council meeting, the regular monthly session was adjourned until Friday nfght. when business of interest to all alderman and council members will be discussed, Frank Wbitworlh, city clerk, announced loday. Undersecretary of State Stcttln- lus, who recently returned from conferences In London and Morocco announces he hns arranged to confer separately with the Polish and Russian ambassadors. In New York, Secretary of State Hull has urged the Inter-American Development Commission at Its opening plenary session to provide bold nnd vigorous leadership for economic progress in the jxist-war world,,- , . "•-,, ' • • was picked off by a sliarp-shoot- IIIR bombardier from a height of 12,000 feet. Other American' bombers struck al Rabaul on New Britain, fie coast of New Ireland and the Wc- H'nk area of New Guinea. • . Swing Hands Take Over On Bougainville, the boys "are Inking advantage of a lull in fight- Ing. They've formed six swing bunds on lh c island and each tnte n turn at swing out on" station VVSSO, the voice of Bougainville. For the men In pillboxes and foxholes it's high entertainment. Even the Japs enjoyed it. In'fact, the Japanese listened to jam 'sessions .so constantly that enemy headquarters clamped down a bnn. The v were running clown the batteries on their signal corps radio -els. Scrgcnnt John Ettlinger of New York city founded WSSO, the first entertainment station to maintain a regular schedule of broadcasts In the Solomons. He says the whole station ntis'butlt out of an aircraft radio gear. It look a mouth lo bullet it, ami Ettlinger Is faced with the perpetual task of obtaining enough repair parts to keep it going. Twenty and red-haired. EUIIng- er is known on the beachhead as "The Voice." He does his own announcing, ncwscnsllng, program directing and cnflnccring, aided b-' transcriptions flown in from the Stales. Evangelist Is Speaker At Meeting Of Lions The Rev. j. o. Ccthran, director of Christian Education in Louisville, Ky., who now Is conducting a revival at First Baptist Church here, was guest speaker at the meeting of the Lions Club yesterday noon at Hotel Noble. Selecting as his topic the attl- tildes of the good Samaritan ol Bib- heal days as compared to ttie atii- tucle of men today, the Rev. Mr Cothran spoke of the robber, of the religious worker who has no lime to help his fellow man, and lastly of the attitude of the Samaritan, warning hi s ) ls i. cncrs ag alnst assuming the attitude of the first two. Another feature of the program were the vocal solos given by Hie Rev. Gale Dunn, of Pine Bluff, who is directing the music at the revival services at First Baptist Chtircli. The Rev. Mr. Dunn, accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Murray Smart, sang "Llndy Lou" and "Sylvia." in addition to Mrs. Smart, the Rev. Mr. Cothran and the Rev. Mr. Gale, guesls at the luncheon wwe the Rev. E. C. Brown, pastor of tho First Baptist Church, and Judge Francis Cherry of Jonesboro. Chicago Wheat open high low close pr.cl. May . 173-7S 113% 173% 173% 173?; " y . 169% 16951 169tt 169«i 169K Chindit Raiders Blast Japanese On Burma Front Allied Air Guerrillas Inflict Casualties South Of Mogaung l»y llnlit'd 1'rcss ; The Allied jungle eninpiilgm In north und south central nnniiu me nlino.it merging, i lirlllsli Colonial iilr-borne guerillas, known as ChlmlUs, have attacked the Japanese south of Mp- gaiing, and about 40 miles south of the point where General Stll- wcll's Chinese forces are fijjhllnu. Allied headquarters says the Chln- dlt raiders Inflicted heavy c:uuiri- ties on the enemy, an Indication Unit they atlncked in considerable strength. : Today's report wns the first revelation that the British raiders arc operating that far north In. Bunnri. Heretofore, they liave been reported 10 or 80 miles to the south. • ' Jap Attacks Full : In tho fighting in Enslorn India, Ihc Britlsli Imvc thrown brick livo Japanese counter - attacks southeast of Implml. Enemy troops supported MV tanks were attempt- Ing to retake positions cnplura by the Allies In their drive toward; Hie Burmese border, mil the 111- falcd attempt meant heavy losse, 1 for the Japanese. KAF bombers again struck »l n strategic pass southwest of Impha to prevent the Japanese from fim- ncling supplies to forward positions In (he Pacific nil- war, Amcrlcai Liberators flew without escort' to attack an airdrome on an Islam off Neiv Giiincn. They returned without loss after shooting down three Japanese fliers. A fourth enemy plane moored in open water Ship Losses Force Jap Land Drive Lightning Descends Pole And Pierces Oil Barrel A flash of lightning in yesterday afternoon's rainstorm tore n iient liolc in an oil drum at the Blythc- villc Army Air Field after the lightning struck a nearby tree, bounced off and hit the oil drum, located near a. light pole, which wa.s also slightly damaged by the electrical discharge. Civilian personnel al the fiAAF took time off from their duties to sec this evidence of Mother Nature's capriciousncss. Schools Yfill Receive Final Apportionment Mississippi County is to receive 552,047 from the common school fund as tlie apportionment for the last quarter of the 1943-4-1 fiscal year. State Education Commissioner Ralph Jones announced yesterday. A total of $1,082,728 will be distributed throughout the state. Tlie apportionment, authorized by the State Board of Education at its meeting last month, Is on « basis '/! S2.S1 per capita. The apportionment for this cumr- tcr compares with a $3.94 per capita distribution made for the previous quarter and brings the total common school fund apportionment, 'or the fiscal year to $15 per capita, -he highest It has ever reached. Livestock ST. LOUIS, May 10 (UP)-Hogs receipts 8,600 head, with 7,000 salable. 16,000 holdovers. Top 13.70; 200-27 pounds 13.70. 140-160 pounds 1(1.75-11.85. Sows 11.35. Cattle: 2,900 head, wllh 2,500 viable. Calves 1,300 all salable. rtixed yearlings and heifers 14.0015.25. Cows 9.75-11.50. Canners and cutters 7.00-9.25; slaughter steers 10.50-16,50. Slaughter helters 9.75- tf.OO; stacker and feeder steers 0,75-14.00. Japan s ciurcnt—and only—offensive In central Clilnn Is considered directly traceable to the (jrcal shlppins losses (some 2,000000 ions through April) she has surtcrecl at Hie hands of U. S. ami Allied subs, planes and warships, To provide herself with all Inliind sup- plyroulc. her Drcsctil drive is seen us an attempt to rccnplurc control of the UO-mllo slrcldi of Ihc 775-mile Pclplng-llankow rail^.•1"-° W m Chinese liands. If successful, JnpsmiBhl mnke similar chive in south, to seize Hunkow-Cmilon roud, uivhiR them u 1522- mile inleiior supply line from their homn waters to (tie South China Sen. . Arkansas Briefs AUIUANNA.—The newly ,, r - ftinliiu! Slate (luaiil null—Company II, 'llrsl.separati! llaillillon • Infanlry . SLvth : Arkansas'— was' mustered Inlo .service nt nnirluiiim 1 last night. II. II. Vowan is cai]- lain. Kl, DORADO.—l>|ans for n $50,000 cnnimtmily recreation center arc IxIiiK stuiHr.d by members of (lie El Dnrnil'i ,V,m-ilr;in I.CRilin imst. K. €. folium, KCiicml chairman of (he drive to raise tlinils, says (lie mtler Is iu lie located on n 20-ncrc tract north uf the El Dnriuln city limits. JONKSIIOIIO. — Twenty-seven student nurses a I. S(. Hcrilarrl's HnspiUl at .Inncshorn arc lo he inducted Into Ihc llnilcil Stales Cadet Nurse Corps Saturday. Tbc ceremony is lo be held al Ulcsscd Sacrnineni hull. Anil officials of Ihc Walnut Iliduc Army Air Field and Oovcrnor Adkins h:yvc been Invited In altenil. Kit KM!.—Ilcsltlcnts of Tyron/.il township ami Tyron/a School District voted Tuesday to outlaw the sale of intoxicating liquors nml beer. PAItACOlIU).—.Mr. mill Mrs. .lobn Dorlch of I'ariiguulil IIILVC received rmilcu thai Uielr son, .Corp. Clcorpe I 1 . ]><>rlcli, Is a prisoner of war in Germany. This information was contLilncil in a Iclofiram from the Foreign llroad- ca.st JnlcJIificiife Service uf the Federal Coinnuiiucnlions Commission. The (clcfjnim states Hie in- formalion Uial llorlcli was a prisoner of war was heard over short wave radio, I'AUAGOUI,!).—I'clilinns for a local option clccliou in Greene C'oiinly :ue I" he circulated sunn. The fictitious will be circulated liy a group which met nl Ihc I'ir.st Kapiisl Church last week. ,1. Fd Thompson is chairman of the committee in charge of Ibc movement. Britt To Be Decorated At University June 5 PAYETTEVILLE Ark., May 10 • UP) — Capt. Maurice nrltl, who earned the Congressional Medal ot ^onor for action on the Ilalla> front, will receive the decoration in ceremonies at the University of Arkansas June 5. Major General Harry J. Collins, commanding officer of the Kaln- >ow Division, Camp Grubcr, Okla loma, Is lo present the medal to ,hc former University of Arkansas 'oolball star. Britt will fly to Fayettcvivlle Irom Atlanta in an Army Irans>ort plnnc. lie Is to be accompanied >y a doctor, two nurses, two aides •xnd his wife. Some 400 men of Ihc Rainbow Division and the American Legion are to take part In the ceremonies. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Thursday; not much change in temperature. Widely scattered light showers eolith portion this afternoon. Soviets Capture Black SeaPort Sevastopol Provides Red Fleet Base Near Coast of Romania MOSCOW. May 10 (UP) _ Tile RiiNilniu, with Sevastopol back In lliolr hands.' now (ire In position to make new drives against Hitlerite Europe from land nnd sea. The recapture of the Crimean stronghold Rlvcs the Soviet fleet a major base only 240 miles rrom Ihe Romnnlnn const of the Blnck Sen, a springboard for amphibious operations. •• It also means Ihe Red Army can move forward on the 'mainland without danger lo their flanks. And the seasoned veterans of the Crimean cnmpalgn new can lake tliclr places with olher Red Army forces reported preparing for n big westward push. Apparently It was no small army which freed the Crimea. Tills Is indicated by Premier Stalin In his Order of the Day announcing Ihcj capture of Sevastopol. He paid tri- bule lo 64 commanders. Including 12 infantry ami fjv c nrllllcry gcii- crnls. Today, MoscdU-snys t| lc victorious army l s going through the grim bu.ilness of counting thousands of German and lloinanian dead—plus vast booty, under tile ruins of Sevastopol. The official Ocrman DNB agency confirm.-! the fall of the por|^-dc- scnblng Ihc Soviet artillery fire as Hie most punishing ever cxpcri?nc- cd. There's also n report that the Russians have stepped up the tcm- I'o of their attacks in the norlli, against Finlnml and Estonia. nadlo Moscow tells of bombing attacks on both sides of the GuJI of Finland Monday. During Ihc day, naval planes smashed at shipping and port facilities nt Kolka. «ti Island 60 miles of Ilclslnskl. A Brltfsh broadcast says Kolka Is one of the principal Finnish ports where German Iroops arrive And according . lo Swedish corresixin- dcnls, new reserves have arrived in Finland. Five ships were sunk In Kotks harbor — one of them a 2000 ton transport. That same night. Russian land- based bombers attacked the three- way rail junction of Tapa In Northern Estonia. • • Farm Bureau Policies Set MONTfCELLO, Ark., 'May 'lO (U.P.) — Representatives of 11 Southeast Arkansas County Farm Bureaus have adopted several new resolutions. 'Hie Farm Bureau members meeting In Montlcello yesterday endorsed the Bureau's policy lo keep the state nnd county organizations "out of politics." They voted support of the state anrl national organizations in their effort to Include labor costs in tlie parity formula, And they also voted support of .state and national organization to get one million Pnmi Bureau members In 1644, TOHAY'8 WAK ANALYSIS Allies Might Land Forces On Riviera i llj JAMKS IIAKl'EH UnlUd 1'iess SlaM Writer Kncmy rcporta of recent eom- mundo rnldN on tlie Italian Illv- leru, revive speculation about nil Allied drive lulo Koiilhein Prance, limed wllli Ibc • cranliiB hiviislon In tin; west. The 1-Vcnuh Mcdllerriuienn has been n nlnhtmnru for Ulller since the tide of (he war lunicci UBiilnst him. Unrest, sabctniic, nnd open revolt have ticrlhci! not only iiRiitnst the Na/.ls llwinsclvcs, but ngalnsl Ihe puppet Vlchyllos ever since France fell. Miller foresaw tnnit ago that Kouthern Fruncc was n weak -link In his fortress Kurope so long us It remained under his conlrol Ihi'oiiRh Hie anemic Vichy regime, as oriulmilly set up In Iho armistice of 1940. Nazis HiilM, Defenses 'llial Ls why. on November 11, lim. Hitler's military legions look 1 over ill) of France, and brnnn n foverl.sh campidun of fortlfyhm the whole French Mediterranean. In those days. Allied invasion of Europe WHS soinelhlnts In Ihe Indefinite future. Hut today, HUtor'a fears hnvc been more llran Justified. •ThB Island of Corsica, lying Jusl 100 miles oil the coast of southern Fi'imce, Is n bristling Allied base. So Is Sardinia, Just below It, Plnnes from Corsica's iilrdc'.ds have bombed the big imviil base o( Toulon nnd UIR port of Mnv- .wllli's. And now, the enemy reports Allied commandos from Corsica nnd Sardinia, have lamlcd on the llnllun extension of the French Riviera, uiul destroyed coastal for- 1 UflciUlonr, Ihcru. .' \Vlth the'Allied InviiHlon In the west not • fnr off, Ihc Germans have good, cmisc to' worry i\boijt : u , filmulluiicous "'asaanll. 'oii tlie Uiidcrs!(|e'of Fi'niice. . " '.J'•''•' ,, It Is unlikely, of courao. thai a single coiuinnndo n.uault on HID Italian rorllflcatlons portends an invasion of dial area. But, Iho pattern lakes more slmpo .when coupled with tho recent heavy Allied bombing ussnults ngdlnst Italy's big northern port of Gciion, nnd on Spezln. 'Ilicsc arc grent supply bases on the main railroad running from northern KiUy along the Hlvlera Into France. , Alpli Could Aid Allies Thus nil thc.sc assaults could be. based on the strategy of protecting the right flank of an Allied drive Into southern France. The Germans In Italy could be boxed In by the natural barrier ol the Alps, plus the destruction of their transportation routes. Equally ns Important, nil Allied landing In southern France would practically Isolate the Germans In Itnly. For lately, Ihc Nazis have been gelling Ihclr supplies Into northern Italy out of France, since the railroads across the Austrian Alps have been bombed out. Several elements arc favorable for an Allied Invasion of southern France—which, Incidentally, would be one of the most logical points for the I'rco French legions of General De Gaulle to strike. Miles of flat beaches stretch along the coast, dipping slowly Into the blue Mediterranean. Thus, the geographical problems ot an Inlllal landing arc relatively simple. Marseilles, Toulon, and the lesser known, but equally Important, harbor of Selc. 100 miles west, of Marseilles, would provide excellent supply porls, If captured. But perhaps one of Die most vital elements Is the temper of the French people. .They are chafing under the chains of Nav.l occupation. Tho so-called Marquis Guerrilla.? which have caused the Germans and the Vichy mliltla so much trouble In the llaute-Savole region, can be counted on to rise and attack the Germans from the rear. The people of- Marseilles, who rc.slslcd so valiantly, but hopelessly the German occupation of their city, arc waiting for a chnnce at revenge. Psychologically, patriot resistance Inside France would be redoubled if Free French troops staged the Invasion. The rallying cry would be the liberation of France by Frenchmen. Receives Discharge Pvt. Gilbert B. Maun, who has been stationed at Salinas, Calif., with the Army, has received an honorable discharge from the service because of a knee Injury. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Mann of Route 2, Blythcvllle, Private Mann had, been in service for 14 months. He left ioduy after a month's visit with hi', parents, lo take up a defense Job In Memphis. Chicago Rye • open high low ! close pr.cl. MAv . i27!i m« mvi m« mss July . W.i 12S« 125(5 3M 183-74 2000 Aircraft Drop 3500 Tons This Morning New Waves Take Off Following Brief Lull During Afternoon . . ' LONDON, Muy'10, (UP)—The Allied nlr fury continues ,Western Eu- ' rope ugnlii h being punished from the «h, not tnilte on tho scale of yestci day's record attacks, but nevertheless, .being,hit very hurd. Hour after hour, from midnight; to noon today, some 2,000 Allied planes, both 'Atnorjcan and British, streamed across the channel, blasting lallyards, ahflekls, power plants nnd bridges llnoughout Francs nml Belgium. It'i, cstlninlcd that In those 12 horns, Allied planes dumped 3500 tons of bombs on the targets vvhtui included Crcll and Amiens, In Frnnre. mid Mom mid Tournat in Belgium Bilthh heavies led oil I!ID 2M.li day of the sustained assault, with finch a blockbust«< assault rn (he French consllliio bclivceii floiilogii") and Diuikcrtnle,: that windows rallied und almost broke on die Erg- llsli filclo.of the channel Olhei plnnci alto uildcd tho outskl-U of ITu-ls nml eastern France. Speedy Mo.smtilocs pounded-Berlin, .So fnr. there \\cre only •scatlcirtl ropcnls of Allied losses, but wink there wivs showed thc> losses to oo exceptionally light, Seven BrllMi bombcis lost during the entlia op- crutloils hi dntkucss Two planes lost In OIIQ dajllght formplloii thab dropped 450 tons of uombs.-r.'Thtro arc no foports yot of our air IPICCS meeting any lutatiuituil German lighter, resistance. ; However, the HRV! radio reports violent nlr battles raged over Ihrj nnlkuns today, ahtj told of n alrnng Allied tombei fouu hitting southeastern Europe. 'There's no confirmation, bul tlie enemy report indicates that our planes based In Italy Jojncd tlie.oflcnslve to mnke ; It a/two-way - smksh Tho^Qermuii repbl to, 1 'however^' dq notf mention any specific targets, ' Overseas Trips Not Planned Now, First Lady Says . PITTSBURGH, May 10 (UP)— Mrs Finiiklln Rooseifclt said today that she has no plans, for futfo overseas trips, but'she'defended her recent visit lo the Caribbean .llio First Lady said tlie plane on which she' (raveled was" to wake the trip nnyway to carry mall and othe rarttcles, and its only concession MS to follow a particular rbulc for her. During a rtoy-long Jaunt Ihroligh the Pittsburgh district. Mrs.'Roosevelt sold that although she has no definite plan?, she would like to.visit Russia; adding— "ff sucli^a trip would be useful." "Poppy Lady" Dies Today ATHENS, Ga, May 10 (UW— Miss Molna Michael, famed "Poppy Ijxdy" \yhosc original.Idea for the memorial 'poppy 'earned more than $125.600,000 for disabled ve'ternris of the first world war.-died this morning at the age of 74. She liad been 111 over a long period but recently'rallied from a slegc/of Illness wliich: physicians feared would cost her life. Funeral services will be held,in Athens at •) o'clock Thursday, .'afternoon. 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