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Save Waste Paper! It is valuable to tho War fHortt Tho Boy Scouts wi/J collect your Scrap Paper every Saturday BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI i ft' VOL, VI 1 N! n A R Blythevlllc Dully News Blythevllle Courier Blyllievllle llcnild Mississippi Valley Leader HhYTHHVlU,!-;, ARKANSAS, Kill DAY, MAY 12, i 19-14 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CEN1 <*• ALLIES OPEN NEW OFFENSIVE FOR ROME -—— .—__k „ *, \ 2000 Planes Attack Nazi Oil Plants TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS— Master War Plan Of Atlies Being Carried Out liy JAMI'S HAItl'KIl Unilcil 1'rcss SUff Writer Rui'opc's last linttte is on. Allied soldiers in Italy have opened u general offensive from the south which will dove-tail with other drives from the east and west to seal Germany's fate for good. The time-bible of Tehran has been set in motion at lust. This is the first of those steps the Allied "Big Three" blueprinted in December, when they said: "We have reached complete understanding as to the scope and timing of operations which will be undertaken from Ihc east, west and south." As for the remainder of the mas- < '• — ter plan. Only yesterday, Soviet Foreign Commissar Molotov said Germany soon will feel Ihc joint blows of Russia and the Allies— from the east and the west. A great British and American force is poised in England lo strike Uie western blow. And the Red Army has been re-grouping for weeks to move in from the cast. Unquestionably, the goal of Hits new offensive is the capture of Rome. But llierc is an even greater aim, to lie (town the 25 German divisions now in Ilaly while Russia, 22 Will Enter Army and Navy Board A Registrants Scheduled To Leave For Service Soon Twenty-two men from Selective .Service -Board A will leave later this month for service with the armed forces. Fourteen ot the number were accepted Into the Navy and eight will serve with the Army. The following are walling, their call to the Navy: John E. Sparks Morris Zcllncr, Mack Cook, WocKl- row > Moore, Joseph W. Boswell Whitson E. Ewcll; Pete T. Haney Henry Shlpp Jr., Wilson G. Gordon Willis E. Grant, J. D. Mason. Sam uel L. Yourlee, Floyd A.'Finch, an< Mlllard D. 'Hooper. •-. •'-•••'••• •Accepted into the Army are: Clif ton Murray Smart, Horace Russel .CrJnpbeU, Maxwell T.I/igan, John ny O. Brock, Prank N. Wlglnton Victor U..Stilwell, Peter A. Escarr and John W. Akins! Britain and America close in on the Reich from the cast and west. Oilier Drives Ukcly However, this may only be the first of several drives from the south. The Allies still may - cross the Adriatic 'Into Yugoslavia. Or s^l'ikb from Corsica into the under- sl<ie "of* France. Or even land a , .force north of Rome to block'Ger- many's exit, from the peninsula. ,,But whatever the ultimate goal, iis' ; much Is sure. The .Allies will continue to'l'pour on , the heat in Italy until invasion soldiers are safely ashore on the beaches of Western Europe. And until the Red Army is rolling over the plains of f'liiad'-liii-'^etiWarsa-K'- anil : <--\!flf- lin. The main weight of the assault is focused in a 20-mile-wide gap between Cassino .and the sea. Apparently, the Allies hope to get astride those ancient highways to Rome, the Appian Way and the Via Casilina. But formidable barriers lie across both rontis. The shortest of the two is the Appinn Way, which parallels the Tyrrhenian Sea a few miles Inland. Here, Allied soldiers already have hopped the Garigliano river. However, the stream winds through a three-mile-wide plain which is walled off In the north by the Au- runci range. Only one narrow pass channels through this mountain mass. Here, too, the mountains dip directly into Ihe sea with no coastal plain between. Pontinc Marshes Flooded Beyond Ihe mountains lie the 175,000-acrc Pontine marshes, some of which already have been flooded by th c Germans. But should the Allies navigate both those hazards, they might join forces with Fifth Army troops in the Anzio beachhead for a final assault on Rome. Inland from the Appian Way, the British Eighth Army is attacking in an eight-mile-widc gap between Cassino and the Liri river, obviously trying lo climb aboard the Via Cnsilina. Here, loo, the Allies arc faced with formidable hazards. Some 30 miles beyond Cassino lies thc even larger town ol Frosinone. And in between, the road cuts through steep mountain walls from which the Germans could pour down a murderous fire Even after cracking thc tough Gtistav line, thc Allies will be facet with still another, thc so-callcc' Hitler line. It extends from n point some six miles up tlie Liri river from Cassino to the coast. For six months. Nazi construction units have been bulwarking its fortifications. No doubt of it, soldiers of the Fifth nnd Eighth Armies are IP for the fight of their lives. They R 0tarlan r or thc month, have come sO miles from Naples since October 1, and Rome lies 15 miles farther on. Home front Americans would do well not lo expect quick, spectacular successes. Rather, they might sec the campaign as the opening shot In thc final barrage of offensives lo batter down the walls of Europe. Not a powerful offensive compared with those lo come. But, it as the Big Three said at Tehran: Have a Nice Birthday, Adolf? 'Most Costly' Raid For Allies, Germans Report Plants In Germany And Czechoslovakia Hit From Britain 5fh and 8ih Armies!; Already Are Beyond Initial Objectives Swastikas and pep-talk slogans replaced flowers nnd cclcbrnlfons'as part of the fesllvilles on Miller's birth- lay nnd this wns probably Goobbels' super-streamer. Sprepcl across Ihe ruined walls of a factory streamer says: "We erect the first worker of Germany—Adolf Hitler.'' I hi; INEA Tcleplmlo.) Youth Extinguishes Fire When Plane Falls On School Ground •A IG-year-old Jlaiiila higli school student, Wayne Taylor, yestej-da.y handled a fire extinguisher and succeeded in puUiiig "out-flames that threatened to destroy a damaged Army training.plane lhat crashed on grqu'iuls of the Manila •Public'Schpols^.thc'Qburier News learnccl- today from MaiWif Rotaridns Hear Dr. Gus W- Dyer Speak Yesterday "On Thc Constitution" was th opic selected by Dr. Gus W. Dyer of Nashville, Term., when he snok o members of the Rotary Club yes .erday noon at Hotel Noble. Dr Dyer is chief of the speakers' bur i of the Southern States Indus .rial Council. A general disturbance exists '.he minds of business men today he said, caused by a definite lac of confidence in the activity of th national government. In the pas when economic conditions cause* such mental disturbance, there was a ray of assurance because of thc fundamental rights as set out in the constitution, he pointed out. In past years business men considered a deficit as a liability. Now a brand new Idea seems to prevail —that is. to capitalize the deficit, which L? not sound thinking, Dr. Dyer stated. "I doubt the success of post war planning of business restoring normal condllions unless the present governmental policies are radically changed", Dr. Dyer told his listeners. "The constitulionfil rights .of men in business must be restored." In conclusion Dr. Dyer said that lie would not be pessimistic of the future It an "American" Congress was placed in Washington. Members of thc club voted to assist In sponsoring the Idea of :i planned and supervised playground for the children of Blythevllle during the brief business session of the meeting. Only guest in addillon lo Dr. Dyer was Hal Thompson, junior residents.' Young Taylor was one of several» persons who rushed to the ship and gave aid to its two injured occupants, First Lieut. Charles H. Barnes of Little Rack anil Avlnllqn Cadet Samuel M. Scott of Wayncsburg, Pa. One of tlie filers who was bleed- Ing from a cut was assisted by L. K, Holt, principal and science leachcr of Ihe Manila high .school. "Trigger" Walls, a farmer who was driving by at the tiinc. also ran to the overtiirned .plane, ir.. which flamCH had started crackling, and gave assistance. • ' The accident caused considerable excitement at the school where between 50 and 15 chlldrn were playing in the yard, while another group was in the'school lunch room. One schoolboy was said to have teen seated under'a pecan tree some 50 feet or more from where Ihe plane struck the ground. The crash was approximately 75 o 100 yards from the elementary school but was on a portion of the six-acre school ground, the Courier News was told. Fortunately, it liap- icncd at a lime when children who lornmlly use that portion of the grounds at the noon recess were just jeing dismissed from their cla.ss- •ooms. According lo witnesses, the plane struck the ground then tore throngl about 100 feet of wire pasture fence Apparently, trouble developed soor after the plane took olf from the Manila Auxiliary Field a short distance away and slarlcd falling toward the school, but the pilot skillfully maneuvered it toward the pas ture area. Official announcement of the crash made.at Hie local field yesterday said Ihc two fliers suffered only minor cuts.and bruises. "Our altacks will be relenllcss and increasing. No power on earth can prevent our destroying the German Armies. New York Stocks 'AT&T... 157 3-8 Amcr Tobacco 63 Beth Sled 57 1-2 Chrysler ; 84 1-2 Gen Eleclrlc 35 5- Gcn Motors > 58 3-8 Montgomery Ward 42 1-2 N V Central 171-2 Int Harvester 72 North Am Aviation 8 Republic Steel 16 Standard of N J 54 3-4 Texas Corp '185-8 U S.Stcpl 50 5-8 Peper Campaign Lacking Support Housewives Are Urged To Bundle Paper For Collection Tomorrow Blythevllle housewives were criticized this week for not making Ihelr waste paper available for Boy Scouls lo pick up in their weekly collection. Only 300 pounds of Ihe sorely needed waste paper wns collected in this community last Saturday, while 12,000 pounds should be received weekly from Blythevllle homes, which would only l>e an nverngc of five pounds n home leaders of the salvage drive pointed out. Tlic cooperation of housewives, who have it in Ihelr power to fiid in the war effort by making this critically needed Item available, is urged in tomorrow's waste paper collection, when it Is hoped that at least 12,000 pounds wilt be collected. Unle.ss Blythevllle citizens do their share in the weekly waste paper drive, there will be only one pick-up a month, which will decrease substantially lhc amount of paper which this community is contributing to the war .effort. I?.iy Scouts will make the round ol the city streets tomorrow to remove the paper from street curbs. Arkansas Briefs l.lTTI.i: liOCK—An InvKsllgn- limi-.Is. iinilcrwiiy :is In Iho CHUM: i>i :iii LICC Iclcjnl ;tl (,'iimp Itoliln- snn In ivlilcli one nun was hilled mill Hi illjlilTil. 'I'lic victim Is I'vl. II. \V. iMc- Ifmlgldns of Alburnnmiuc, N. Mcx. - .. '• .: JlUlVvlUrCC...!)! UIQ, W .411011. jilln iiif in IIic Iriirli rsrupci! Injury. ' The men were buhl); taken lo Uie rifle nui^e when the . truck nvcrlnrnuil uliile loumUiiK a curve wllliln llio camp area. I'AHAGOUI.l) - Sheriff I'rcd \V. Gray lias lukeu 18 alleged Illark; inarkel truck nmi passcu- fcr tires friim a furm near l.o- •railii. Sheriff Gray says 'Ihe llres are both new ami rcrappcil. He says he fnimil 2(5 tires In an nld cistern, .hvn near llin bnrtlo nf a farm tcnalll, Kvcretl Kcnk and scvcnil htihten airing a creek bank. Keck was arrested bill 1ms liccn released. Search Still Underway For Mountain View Girt MOUNTAIN VIE\y, Ark., May 12 (U.P.)—There's still no trace of 16-year-old Gladys Vanderdick who has been missing from her home II miles south of Mountain View since Wednesday. So far, the searching party of neighbors anc •officers hasn't found a trace ot her. Stone County Sheriff John B. Gower considers that omnlous. He says that since the girl was familiar with the woods, her absence indicates she has met with foul Play. She left the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Vander- dick, early Wednesday morning to go to a pasture a half-mile away. She hasn't been seen since. Summer Comes; 88 In the Shade Here Yesterday Summer has arrived in Arkansas —witli a vengeance. Temperatures today have been somewhat cooler ' than the unaccustomed broiling thai blanketed Ihe stat e yesterday when Pine Bluff got the record with an even 510 degrees. But only a blanket of clouds Is saving the state from similar readings today. The weatherman says it will be about thc same tomorrow, little temperature change and continued cloudy. None of the cotton-growing districts of the state went under 80 degrees for their maxlmums yesterday. El Dorado had 89 degrees, just behind Pine Bluff. And Newport, Prescott and Blytheville had 88 degrees. It was 87 at Corning, Brinkley and Wilson. And Llllle Rock Montlcello, and Balcsvllle had 80- degree readings. Fort Smith was coolest with 85. State Bar Association fold's 47th Convention HOT SPHINGS. Ark., May 12 UP)—The '17th annual convention of the Arkansas Bar Association opened at Hot Springs today. Highlight of .today's program talk by Dean I M. Morgan of Half vard law school. He discussed th' imposed new code affecting tlip law of evidence which is cxpectiil to simplify procedure. i Tonight, Judge John T. uarkir of Kansas City was to speak at UB annual banquet. The former Mti- sourl attorney general Is past prcj- Chicago Rye open high low close pr.cl. Ma v . 125!'. 125% 122« 12410 125-}', July . 122% 123% 120% 122 123 Chicago Wheat May July open high low close pr.cl 173% 173% 113S 173% 173% Idcnt of rney the National Assoclatiqx of Attorney Generals. Presiding at all sessions Is C. Barrett of Jonesboro, association president. Some 200 delcgalii were expected to register as the business session opened this aftc( N. O. Cotton Mch. May July Oct. Dec. open . 1038 2124 2072 . 1990 1960 high low 1939 1930 2127 2118 2074 2084 1990 1980 1964 1953 1IKNTON—Twn men will he nr- nilciicil IMnndny for Hie robbery of $2000 frnni Ihc Saline Hardware Company in Uenlon. Tlic twn. Dr. (,'. (!. Morion, a Hnitnn cllirnpriirtor, .and Iliilpb Asllr.raft. face clmrges nf luirg- hry and grand larceny. Sheriff Koss McDonald says he h:is obtained cnnfessintis from Die aim. One thousand (lirre huiulral ilolhrs nf the stolen $2000 havo hern recovered. LONDON, May 12 (UP) — The tremendous alrpower used hi Ihe Italian campaign has had no weakening effect on the Allied air of' tensive from Britain. Some 2000 American planes today blnslcd five synthetic oil plant,In Central Oermiuiy and oldC/.cch- ivilovakln. An estimated 1000 Fortresses nnd 1/lbeialors plunged deep Into Ihc £ |no sector. Na/.l homeland to bomb four planl.s In .scmlh-ccnlral Germany urn' another just across the frontier In prc-wnr C/.echoslovukln. The American raiders were covered by a jKjwerful escort, totaling perhaps 100(1 tlKlilcrs. So fur no statistics arc In on Ihe groat raid. Hut cx- dlcd Nn'/.l broadcasters say violent air battles swirled ncross hundreds of miles of Nazi territory. And Ihe German trnns-oceuu news agency cults thi- assault "one of tho most widespread and most dramiitlc, but Iso the most cosily" nllack ever urleil against Germany. Yanks rhul (iiihiR Tough The first American fighter pilots o return agree IhnL they ran Into nine of the toughest opposition of he war. 'Ihe big raid oil Germany was inly one plinse of loday's western ilr operations,. Wfive on wave of American, British and Allied tacll- :al bombers crossed Iho Channel hroughout lhc. morning 1 lo -carry he lire-invasion pltcnslvo Inlo Its 20th day. Co'aslaf observers say tho cross-channel fleets were'-some ol .be largest c vcr dispatched ngalnst ,hc French .and Belgian network of railroads' nh'il" IhVaslon defenses Pence Terms Bnftcncit- As the wnr offensives liiundcrci: forward, Iho. Allies opened a new lencc offensive. Tlic United Slates drcat Brllaln and Soviet Ilussla, It Joint statement, promised UK Axis sulcllltes less harsh pcaci onus Hi [in unconditional Burrendc: it they would gel out of tho wai now. However, they told Hungary, Uo miuiln, Bulgaria nnd Finland tha they would suffer "disastrous con sequences" If Ihcy continue nldlm Uie Axis war machine. Radio Franco In Algiers say Itussla nnd Ronmiila already "ap p.ircnlly" have opened Indlrec pence negotiations. Quoting a Geneva dispatch, the broadcast says llussiu has told thc Romanians they must surrender or turn on thc Germans. Under thc purported lerms, Bessarabia nnd Bucovina would be returned lo Husslti, nnd Romania would get back Transylvania which Hungary now holds. As for Ihe ground fighting hi llussln, Moscow dispatches say Hie Germans arc attacking In ceaseless waves In an effort lo wipe out lhc Soviet bridgehead on the west bank Thc fii'.sl of llio I') 11 j;iouml offoiihivca to nu'sh 1 ^Hitler hits come in Iliily. Soldieit, of thc Kiflli and Kighth Armies slrttdc during the night nil along thc Iliiliim fiont^fioin a point ncitr Ihu (lull of (iiielii Uuoiigh Cnssino clcai ucrrjss tliu peiiinsiilii lo thc Ailnatic tonst below L'escaia } It i.s it hitler fight liom hugiiimng to end. The Allies ate milking preliminary progress*. i «ck fiom Ihe front say they're isjng flnmc-lhrowers In an attempt o slow.the Fifth Army hdvahcc'jn he upper Garlgllnno r|vcr. As'diiwii noko Ihlb morning, they also sharp- German resistance has IHTII softened hy the heaviest nrtlllcry nnd nlr bombardments of the Mediterranean campaign. American Iroops bent buck Ihe southwest end or the Gcrmim !l»o iiKiru than n mile In the Gnrlgllano valley. And to Ibclr right Ihlllsli forces struck forward hull n mile to force llio Rapldo river In the Cas- l.ale. advices from tlio front reported slow but steady progress lliitniKluml llui morning. A United Press correspondent with the i-'lflh Army snld tho ottenslvo wns pro- ceetltiiH "Recording to plan" In thai KCCtOl'. However, bailie reports so fur :iro iiiKinciilnry, iillhouuli practically ill Indlnitc llmt the iiITciuilvo Is HOT SI'ttiiVdS, May 12 (l!l'| —Sieve Slahl. cxcrullvR dircc- Inr nf Ihc Arhatisas I'llblic Kv- pcmlilurc C'nnicll. says CJar- hml cnnnly (ax payers are. I" form a unit of Ihc council in Hot Springs. A meeting is (n he held soon lo complete Iho county nrKiiniziilion. I). O. Sims has been circled temporary rlcilcinon nf Uie unit. Garland Is Ihc nth coLinly in Uie stale In sot up an orgulli/.athm lo iiork \vllli Hie Arkansas Council. of the Dnestr TirnsiX)!. river northwest of Livestock .ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS—Livestock (WFA)—Hog receipts 15,500 head, with 15,000 salable. Holdovers 2,500. Top 13.70. 200270 pounds 13.70. HO-1CO pounds 10.75-11.85. Sows 11.15. Caltle: receipts 2.250 head with BOO salable. Calves GOO. all salable Cows 10.00-11.75; canncrs and cutlers 7.00-3.50; slaughter steers 10.5010.50. Slaughter heifers 0.75-10.00 Stockcr nnd feeder steers 0.75-H.OO Russia May Co-operate With Vatican, Orlemanski Reports close pr.c 1934 134 2121b 21* 2067 20T 1984 190 1951b 106 The tune of the "Star Spangle I Banner" originally belonged to U' > 167 167% 165« 1GOT4 167% song "Anncrcon In Heaven," liy linllnl 1'rcss Father Orlomauski, lhc Springfield. Mass., prie.sl who's just come back from Russia, -says Premier Stalin \bolicvcs Soviet ccvjpcrallorj with the Poiw against persecution of Catholics Is possible. The priest held a conference with newsmen in Chicago, but had little lo ndd to previous statements regarding his Russian visit. However, he snld he had wonderful news about Poland which he couldn't reveal now. rather Orlemanski emphasized lhat he wns not a Communist, nnd said he openly had proclaimed that In Moscow. Also in Chicago, Federal Judge Holly ended the court phase of lhc Montgomery Ward seizure lo- day by dismissing lhc case without prcjurilce—thereby granting the government's request. The company • counsel had asked lhat injunction proceedings be dismissed with prejudice, a ruling which would have Implied criticism of the government action and would hnvo prevented reopening the same in Junction case, If it became ncces .ary. In Washington, Ihe National La lior Relations Board loclay proposed an amendment lo Its own regulations providing employers with a procedure for challenging union status. Such a challenge was Ihe basic cause nt Ward dispute. (he Montgomery In Congress, Democratic Senator Ellencter of Louisiana, told the Senate lhat President Roosevelt should bow his head in shame If he supports the anti-poll tax bill, Ellender resumed Southern senators' attack on the bill calling It "this political attack on the Constitution." Tlie House today concurred In a Senate amendment forbidding President Roosevelt to make postwar military or economic commitments on his own In connection with letid-leasc settlements. Tills action sent to the White' Holisc a measure extending lend-lecsc to July 1, 1045. _ - . unking progress, A dispatch from he Kl nil Mi Army fivmt, miolcs u hlafl officer us snylng the acllon In lie Onssln.') sector "Is i;ohig well.' In .says' the Germans seem bcwll- tercd by llio terrific force of.the Allied bumijie which lifted the cur Inln on Ihe drive last night, disunities Light Allied casiialllcs were described n: "Ki'nllfyliiKly Unlit" In Iho llrst phase [>f the nll-ont olfenslve. liy afternoon the United Nation.' forces, regrouped and reinforced foi the rcsuinplloti of the march or Rome, luul rounded up a mini bo of tjH'Isoncrs. Among Ihcin were members of Ihe Nnzl First Parachute Division thrown Into actloi northwest of Cassino. Great Heels of warplancb arc sup porting Iho Me push In Italy. Unit cd- 'Press Correspondent Reynold Packard, who Is aboard a Flying Fortress, calls It the greatest nlr nr- inndn 'ever' mobilized over Ilnly. Snys Packard: "As I am.writing this dispatch, hundreds of Allied heavy, medium and lighter ^ramlicrs flunked by swarms of lighters are giving thc armies all-out nir support." Allied Airmen Swarm Italy War Correspondent Pncknrd says there must be 3000 plnncs over Ilnly today, smashing at German front and rear positions ahead of thc fifth nnd Eighth Armies buttering toward Rome. SltthiB In the Fortress Packard writes: . . . fioinbs arc falling like stub- lead pencils. The flak Is getting worse. H Is barking outside the For rcss like an angry bulldog. It looks is dirty us balls of soot.' Later Packard wrote: "A piece of flak got us In the nose One chunk went through and Imbedded Itself hi Ihe lifebelt of Ihe bombardier. lint he Isn't even scratched." As Packard watched the great uli nrniadas sweep out, "another United Press correspondent, Clinton Con- ;cr, viewed thc great nrtlllcry barrage. What he culls "perhaps the greatest nlnsscd nrtlllcry fire World War If." Watching from i hill near Cnsslno, Conger writes ''The eiillre line exploded In i panornnin of dnzx.ling fire as the Al lied artillerymen cut loose with cv erythlng Ihcy had." Tin; great barrage created ; steady K'ure, so bright Conger couli read his watch. • Twn Hour Ilarragc For two hours, the hills of Italy' shook under that great barrage. For the first 40 minutes, It wns concentrated on enemy batteries, Then the range wns shifted to the con- crele-ielnforccd line housing the German Iroops. As Uie hist shot echoed away In the hills, thousands of Allied soldiers lunged forward for aiiolhcr and perhaps last attempt lo tnk" Rome. In a special order of Ihe day read to nil the Iroops. Gen. Mark Clark, commander of the Fifth Army, told his men Just before sending them into bailie: "You have what you need to strike smashing blows. Training, superior equipment, heroic courage and the knowledge that we will and can destroy the German armies." Clark snld It may appear lo some soldiers lhat Italian progress has been slow, that the campaign no longer is a major one. To that he answered: "Nothing could be further from the truth." H-hour was 11 p.m. last night United Press Correspondent James Roper, now moving forward with the Filth Army, describes the attack this way: "A quiet valley, scented with locust blossoms, suddenly became a roaring talllefield as thousands of United States and French Empire Iroops smashed forward." Nazis Use Flame Throwers Prom the start, the battle was hard. Tlie Germans are putting lip a terrific defense. Repot Is filtering y stepped up their artillery and unchlnc-guu fire Nonetheless, thf alest icporls al) agree that the Ailed advance Is continuing ' t ," I Sic assault Is virtually an allX United Nations affair American, Jiltlih, 1'icnch Polish, and possibly tallnn tioops wore hurled against -he uillic Guslav Line, from the. Tyrrhenian to the, Adriatic.--Ho\Vr c\cr, the main weight of the ol- .nck Is (.om.cntiate.il igftlftst the de- 'cmcs bloc-king Via CaMllna anil ,he Aplnn Way, ^hc two main roads to Romo which h 15 miles boyon'd So fnr there Is.'no Indication Hint' the offensive has extender) ,to tho An/tojwnolihond below Rome How- ovu, Kcuit A\li re[Kils have U,U of lai(,e-f<c»le lolnforceiirnlii In th •(, den. Bombers Attack Enemy In India Jap Forces Huddled In Village.Blasted By 200 Tons Bombs NEW DELHI, May 12 (UP)—TliO British' have-put more \power Into Wiolr"Offensive, ,lo drive .the- Jap Wdders nut of Eautern India A Southeast Asia communique nys tho ,}argest . fow ot British nd American wal-plane? ever lirown affBlnst a single" target In lie Inda-Burma campaign '• has roppcd 200 t6ns of high explosive! n nn chcmy vlllngc south of nfo hal A force of 1000 Jar* sqldlef- •Itli tanks-wns huddled" In the vil- nge }> In n two-day bombardment, the np slrdngpolnt overlooking the mphal-tp-TicIdim highway . has icen virtually obliterated ff The blow was carried out in sup>ort of British ground operations igninst the enemy's pupply ronos , eadlng northward from the Burma rentier, to Imphal. It coincided with-'Ihe: start of a lew and heavy British ground assault on (ho soufhern 'outskirts of Sohlnin, 60 miles to UIE norlli,^. In Central China, the battle (or Honnn province has turned' U}to \ infljor action and considerably larger than Inst autumn's k cavii- lialgn near Ohangteh. Both sides are throwing Ihelr main forces into Iho struggle .for Loynng, former Chlncii headquarters In the Honan province. A Chinese spokesman estimated at lenst 100,000 Japanese troops • and- i600 tanks and armored cars have been brought In. And he acknowledged that the enemy hss already cut the westward Chinese line ot 'retreat from Loeang. ' " Cooler Soldier Is War Casually Pvt, Harold Burns ' Missing In Action, Relatives Informed COOTER, Mo., May 12.—Mrs. Alllnc Burns wns notified at noon today by the War Department that her husband, Pvt. • Harold Burns, 20, has been listed as missing in action In the Europdah theater. The Army man had .been overseas since the first of the year, and was stationed'In'England, tie had been missing since 'April "20, thii War Department'said. A senior In Cooler High School when he was inducted into service. Private Burns, was.'bornj and .'reared here. He Is' the '/tpir.'of.." Mr. and Mrs. Buck Burns, who also have another son overseas, Corp. To;n Burns.'stationed'In; Italy : .'"•' .'" Private Burns' wife- .and year- old daughter, Carrol, are making their home In Cooler. He also has a sister, Miss ^Olivia. Bu'rns'pt Memphis. . ,'.. .'...;,'" ...:.. Nlew York Cptto'n Mdi. May July Oct. Dec. open : high low close pr.cl.. 1936 '1937 1928 1932 1938 2107 2114 2105 .2107 2113 2060 2060 2056 " 2052 2058 . 1989 1989 1977 • 1980 1983 ;1060-I960 1951 1955 1961

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