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f Save Waste PaporMt ,'s vo/uafc/o to the War Hfortf He Boy Scouts wttl collect you, SoWPaper every Saturrfoy BLYTHEVILLE COURIER THE DOMINANT NKWnpAnrn r>» u/-irvra»ic'K i ,-,„.„„.„ ...„ VOL. XLI—NO. 41 Blylhevlllo Daily News Blythcvllle Courier lilytlicvlllo Herald Mississippi Valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOBTHIAST AHKANSA9 AND BOUTJ1KA8T MISSOURI lUATUKVlLLi'i, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, MAY J3, }.<)<M SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS'', '?«:•• TODAY'S YVAK ANALYSIS Nazis Losing Badly Needed War Supplies By JAMES HAKl'HIt United I'ress Staff Writer The needle on Uie Nswi gasoline gauge is sinking steadily. Gcrmniiy ilself admits (hat it needs at least J5,000,OCIO tons of pe- troleiim products a year to conduct even a defensive war. pile-third of Us supply comes from synthetic production. Another one third from Romanian wells, nnd (lie remainder from fields in Austria, Poland, Hungary, Alhar\in, Estonia and Prance. American planes yesterday Ijomb- cd the five main sources of Ger- inauy's synthetic production, estimated at 00,000,000 barrels a year. Russia is llirca tcning its Romanian supply, placed at 03,000.000 barrels n year. And another Red army is poised near the Gnlutlnn fields ir Poland, whose production is 10 per cent of that of the Romanian fields. Germany also is steadily losing Its steel as well as its oil. Above all tilings a warring nation needs steel. That means it must have iron ore and certain metals which—when mixed with it -produce the steels that go into tanks, gun tores, engines, armor plate and projectiles. Slcp-by-slcp, Allied diplomats and fighting men have been depriving Germany of the ingredients which make up the best recipes for steel, such as iron, manganese, chrome and tungsten. Turks Cut OIT Chrome The loss of Nikopol, with its mil- llon-lon-n-ycnr 'output, cost the Reich half the manganese supply it had in I042./rii'rkSj, goaded by 'Allied diploniatsv,\lfaltcd ttie ship- .mcnl of .195,000'.toils/of;chrome and .;forced Hitler to .depend on Second- .inry .sources in ..Greece.'..and, Yugo- C~?stevjn. And those' sources -now arc menaced by Partisan'saboteurs.''The 'loss.of Krivoi Hog cidsed out a'ma- jor''.source of .iron ore."and fo'fced Germany!; to depend on Swedish 'shipments^ Now) the .'.diploma Is are working oh' SOTrtcn tu-.elMke of! that :v -sttrTpi£*'' ; .- i;A'.-AJte7* vsr •?,-• - f . >. In the'latest Allied diplomat victory, Spain has been persuaded to cut 720 tons of wolfram from the amount it furnished Germany. This step is expected to shrink Germany's supply well below the 2500 tons of wolfram It needs eacli year. Wolfram, or wolframite, is an ore containing chiefly tungsten, but in addition, some manganese and iron. Tungsten also may lie obtained from other ores, such ns sheelile, but the world's chief source is wolfram. Tungsten is important as a wa: material aside from Its action In hardening steel. It is used on high- speed cutting tools, in hard dies, in electrical contact points, and as filaments in electric light bulbs. Tungsten also may be found in such widely assorted articles as railway car springs and watch parts, in piano wire and ramr blades. I'ressurc On Portugal Germany still is getting tungsten Irom Portugal which, paradoxically, helps the Nazis by shipping them war goods and helps the Allies by lending them bases. But Allied diplomats presumably are working on Portugal, which is linked with Britain by an ancient treaty. At any rate, Portugal, which shipped Germany 1800 tons of wolfram in 1911, is believed lo have greatly reduced this trade in recent months. But. while Germany's ^supply of tungsten is dwindling away, the Allied supply is secure. The world's chief tungsten ore producers are China, Burma, Japan, Australia, Bolivia and the United Slates. While Japan has all its needs, it cannot lend-lcase any to its faltering European partner Iwcause of the Allied navies. In peace-time, the United Slates got most of its tungsten from China, tlic world's top wolfram producer. As a matter of fact Uncle Sam loaned China $25,000,000 in 1940 with Us tungsten supply as security. But when the Japs swung into war, they sealed off all outlets for Chinese tungsten. Consequently, the U. S. turned to Its good neighbors to the south. To Bolivia, Argentina, Peru. Mexico, Brazil and Chile, the major tungsten-producers among the Latin American nations. Now it gets all it needs. Wolfram is often associated with tin producing regions. Thus, Bolivia, tiie leading tin producer of South America, also has the continent's greatest output of wolfram. And Spain and Portugal, two of the top tin nations of Europe, also lead it in wolfram. Tungsten literally means "heavy stone." But the lack of it will be n heavy stone around the neck or Hitler, helping to drag him down In defeat. New York Cotton : open high low close pr.cl. Mar. . 1029 1934 1920 193V 1932 Maf . 2102 2110 2102 2109 2107 July . 2050 2050 2050 2055 2052 Oct. , 1S79 1988 1979 1986 1980 Dec. . 1953 1960 1953 19GO 1955 Chicago Wheat open high low close pr.cl. May . 173% 173^i 173K 173% 173S July , 166% 167 166 166 166ji Helped Ship Woman's Body Frank Macias, 15, an eighth grader in a Chicago school for delin,,uei,ls who confessed helping Soylo Vtllcgas ship the body of Louise Alexander W.ley in a trunk to Los Angeles from Chicago. He is shown with detective Edwin O'Malley. (NBA Tdcplioto.) War Mother Has Sons In. Service in Many Lands-' Symbolic, of .war mothers all over the nation to whom special tribute will be paid tomorrow thoughts of a kindly, smiling face will be close lo the hearts nf 14 sons and daughters of Mrs. C. L. Jarratt, who last year pinned a silver star on her dress signifying the death of one of her six sons in service. So scattered are her children over the face of the globe that only four daughters living in this section will be able to be here lo liclp her celebrate her day tomorrow, yet Mrs. Jarratt will have all of her children with her in spirit, and she lias only to step inlo her living room to see the faces of all her sons in service, smiling out at her from their picture frames. Tills week's mail brought Mrs Jarralt two V-mail Mother's Day cards, one from her 22-year-old son, Scrgt. Curtis L. Jarratt, in the Air Corps in China, and one from Sergl. Buford Jarratl, 30. in England, to show her Hint regardless of the hate nml strife In the world, the boys who are in the midst of the brutality and suffering remember mother and what she means to them. One of the cherished cards reads: "From our far away place of service in China-Burma-India theater of operations our thoughts arc centered at this searon upon mollierlyxxl. Lives arc strengthened, memories enriched, and puriroscs heightened by the sacrifices, faith, patience, hopes, and prayers of mother, and now over the >vast distances and intervening years, our thoughts, affections and our prayers stream back in love, appreciation and reverence to Mother." Her other son, stationed overseas is Scrgt. Forrest Jarratt. 24, who Is in Sardinia. The Navy is also represented in the Jarrnlt family, with Clyde Jarratt, 33, storekeeper third class, stationed in Brooklyh, N. Y., nnd Ensign E. T. Jarralt, 35, stationed in Bcthcsdn, Md. Her sixth son in the service, Corp. c. L. Jarratt, was killed in action last Fall. For his wounds Mrs. Jarrntt was presented the Order of the Purple Heart. With Mrs. Jarratt tomorrow will be her twin daughters, the Misses Eunice and Bernice Jarrett, who make their home with their mother, and Mrs. Prentis Holder of Blytheviile and Mrs. Odell Word of Osceola. Her otiier daughters who are unable to be here are Mrs. Sam McDonel of Hughes, and Mrs. Clara King of St. Louis. Mrs. Jan-all's other linee sons are Elbert Jarralt ot Grenada, Miss., Douglas Jarratt bf Los Angeles, and Hurshel Jarrstt of Memphis. N. O. Cotton open high low close pr.cl. Mar. . 1936 1941 1935 1939 1934 May . 2122 2123 2119 2123 2121b July , 20S7 2W8 20SG 2068b 2067 Oct. . 1985 138T 1982 1085 1984 Dec. . 1960 1965 1059 1962 1957b Chicago Rye open high low- close pr cl, May , 124',4 124Vi 123 123 lil',4 July ,, 122Vi 123 121K 131U'i»»« Warns Farmers Dell Area Infested, County Agent Reveals; Control Method Given '( Army worms are attacking small grains in the Dell area, according to Keith J. Bilbrey, county agent. Unless these worms are controlled serious damage to oats, wheat, barley, and rye is expected. Since- they have been reported from Criltemlen County, DIG outbreak is probably widespread and -all farmers are warned to he on tlic lookout. The army worm Is a dark colored worm that feeds on the leaves. As they become larger they cut off the head and ruin the grain crop. Good control can be obtained by spreading grasshopper bait. At present the County Extension Office does not have grasshopper poison for distribution and farmers nre advised to buy parls green or white arsenic. The bait consists of 50 pounds of bran, 50 pounds or sawdust, 4 pounds of paris green or white arsenic and a to 12 gallons of waler. This is not Ihe cotlon army worm. It Is tiie true army worm which is a pest of small grains and grass in the spring, Arkansas Briefs V— Ifnl Kcaife, 23-year- old sailor, who was conviclrd a week ago of second degree murder, lias been released under homls totaling 510,000 pending appeal lo the Supreme Court. Sc.iifc «ns convicted on'icbargcs of murdering his wife, Mrs. .Icnic Kulh Sc.iifc, at their home at Marvell, Ark., last December 17. ' I'AVKTTKVII.Li:.—Dismissal of a University of Arkansas music instructor has resulted in sharp protests from the student body. A petition sifiiicii by music slu- (Icnls urges President A. M. Ilard- l| i£ to reconsider his decision lo dismiss Sirs. Esther Garlhigliousc ivjicn her six-months contract expires. Harding says Mrs. Gar- linKiiousc came to the university 'under the six-month temporary contract, and.that it was never undcrslood thai she wished lo remain on the faculty. UTT1.E HOCK.—Governor Adkins' petition for an Initialed act to rcpral horse and dop racing in Arkansas lias received additional support. Members of the I.illlc Kock District Woman's Society of Christian Service yesterday voted to support the plan, and backed un their move by signing a petition being circulated by the governor. E.— A quarantine on ill dogs in Wynne and within a five mile radius of the city bas been put inlo effect by Slate Heallh Officer Dr. T. T. Ross. The action came after 10 persons were bitten by dogs. GLENWOOIJ. — A 10-year-old bny was drowned in the Caihlo river near Glcnwooil ycslerday. Authorities say^Kobcrl Hubns was ,nro!>nc.d jjjjijjt |^ a ' n( j ],| s friends wen^swhnrniiig in the river, while toiuinj; homo from school,, •>• , STUBBORNLY RESIST Counterattacks Slow Allies Americans Pay 300 Millions Daily For War Fiscal Year Total For War Purposes Is 87'/ 2 Billions WASHINGTON. May 13 <U!') — 'Ihc. United Sinks now Is .spending about 300 million dollars a day on th(> war, The latest Treasury Department figures show Uncle Sam will have, silent 87 and a Imlf billion dolfe In war costs alone for the ''sail year ending June 30. This is lite highest figure in any fiscal year in history. And It lops last year's war spending by 15 and a half billion dollars. To gel an Idea of what tills vast spending amounts to, n United Press writer estimates that in the first six months of the current.fis- cal year alone, the United Stales spent for war as much money as it took to pay for the whole first World War. In about five days at current average spending.' -Uncle Sam is paying about as much us it took to wngc tile entire Civil Wnr, including pensions. Other Costs Additional And all these figures do not include non-war cosls. These are no(v running nt about six and a qunrtor billion dollars for the year. Which makes the lolcil American outlay for the fiscal year soar to a new astronomical high of 83 billion, DO:! million dollars. ,- 'j But to get back to earth, FVithijr Stanislaus Orlcmanski who has Juil returned to Springfield, Mass.. ,af- leryhls mission to Moscow, says he Is-going: to report-, to Washingtpn; /.The Polish-American" priest */io talked with Premier Stalin in MBK cow says he plans to go to Washington later. He declared he will not go at once because if what he calls adverse criticism of Secretary of State Hull in connection with lik trip. The priest said today: "Nobody, neither Mr. Roosevelt nor null had any Interest in the Journey. I made the trip on my own -responsibility." Commenting on reports that 'ho did not obtain the apostolic delegate's permission to go to Moscow, the priest said: "I guess I Jumped the fences." Yesterday the priest told newsmen that Premier Stalin was ready to co-operate with the P0)« In fighting persecution of Catholics. Strike Deadlocked On the labor front, the current dispute between the Foremen's Association of America and tiie War TjUbor Hoard appears to be deadlocked. The foremen arc striking for union recognition In six Detroit war plants. As n result of the slrike, the huge Packard motor car company In Detroit has closed Its doors. Packard president George Christopher last night ordered the 30,000 workers to go home. He said the Army Air Forces had Informed him they would not accept any more engines which were inspected with, out proper supervision. The plant makes aircraft and PT bout cn- Eincs. Robert Keys, president of the Foreman's Association of America, has telegraphed the WLB that the fore;nnn will go buck to work if they are assured they won't be fired. ' In Johnstown, Penna., 500 striking miners at the -St. Michaels mine have voted to return to work Monday, 'mis ends the longest In a series of recent walkouts In the Pennsylvania soft coal fields. MOSCOW, May i:i (Dl'l—lliisslii says the leaders ill Cicrmuny's four KiUi-lllic imtlnns [ire unable to break with Hitler now, '1 lie Soviet Kovoniinrnt iic«'«|iu- i'l- Iv.vestln Bays this Is evident from Mnlnnd's rejection ol Snvii'l pence (onus. The paper declares Hint not only the present fide of the countries Is Involved In this siluatlon, but their whole iinllaual futures. A realistic appraisal of the nues- tion shcjws Hint, the satellite countries arc heavily garrisoned with Guniiun troops, gained by smile puppet governments, mid filled H'ltli Ocslnpo agents and native spies. The people bave lllllc freedom of action, .suvc for indirect siitioluyo moves*. Hut If popular Inlmut! dissension can be raised to a high pitch, the nations will be riper for military conquest by the Allies. On Ibo enslerii fighting fronts the Gcrmims arc continuing their Human sacrifice, the spilling of human Wood, once marked the launching of n ship. Hitler's Hold On Satellites Too Tight For Them To Break loiijf term .scries of shiup coimtcr- nltiu'k.s-do.slgnt'd to upset llussliui slinlrjjlc .ilium, rhoy luuiichcd n shaip offensive against the Soviet brldni'hi'Hd In Ucssiirnblii. ueur Ti- raspol, The Nii/ls charged ihe fled Army Hues with large forces ot Indmlry and Inuks. but nwc resolutely thrown buck, 'ibcy made, no B'llns K'linloiwr. inul lost tOOO men and 100 tanks to (hu Russians. The purixisc of IliB unomy assault was lo toll 11 possible Soviet scmlhwiivd advance towurd Uoiiuiuln's Ploesll oil fields. i The Wchrmiichl also essayed n drive near Ihe Koiilhenstcrn I'ollsli city of Stunislawow, Tiie nil.vslni).s repulsed a battalion ol arnunn In- finili-ymcii liorc. killing 200 troops. At the far northern end of tin: front, Soviet constnl bnUcrios sank n nnrmiin tiGir-nroiicllcd burnc. The boat hud iitiemplcd lo penetrate the port of 1'ct.smno on the Finnish, frontier. Plant to Prosper Deadline June 1 Formers May Submit Their Entry Cards To County Agents Farmers of Mississippi County, who desire to participate In the 1944 Plant To Prosper or Llrc-Al- Home Contest.';, sponsored by Courier News and The Commercial Anpeal. have until June 1st to submit their entry cards lo their county agent, home demonstration ajjciit or Farm Security Administration supervisors. • • • • To be eligible lo win one of the many cash prizes, totaling $3(150, n farmer must fill out an enrollment blank and submit it lo his local enrollment committee or send 11 directly lo Ihe Commercial Appeal. Prizes will bo awarded this year on (he basis of 40 per cent for living at home; 20 per cent for soil conservation; 20 per cent for crop diversification and 20 per ccnl for farm and liomc management aixl improvement. Special iwlrils will be given lo families who are contributing to the war effort by growing more food crops, buying War Savings Bonds, etc. I First prize In Plnnl To Prosper will be $500 in cash, niicl there will be a tenant sweepstakes prize of $250, and a home Improvement sweepstakes prize of $100. State prizes to both landowners and tenants will be $100 for first. $75 for second nnil SSO for thin!. Slnle prizes In the home Improvement division arc $25 for cnch of the four slates. In the Uvc-At-Homc Competition for negro farmers, the swccjxslakcs prize is SMO. n nd there will be a tenant sweepstakes award of $100. State .prizes In this contest arc $50 for first, $25 for second, $15 for third and $10 for fourth for both landowners and lenanls. Fanners who would like to enroll, may obtain cards from the extension workers, the 'FSA siiiJervisors or by writing direct to The Com inerclal Appeal. City Council Postpones Meeting For Second Time City council meeting, scheduled for last tilglit after It was postponed from Tuesday night because of the lack of a miorum, has been postponed again. Mayor E. II. Jackson said. The dale for the forthcoming meeting bas not been .set, he said. Missouri Man Escapes Death In Sea Tragedy A Canithcrxvllli!, Mo., sailor narrowly ml.sscd deatli Thursday when 11 l;i?,-ff.')t Navy llBhler nurrylnif condemned ammunition exploded, biinipd find sunk within 3f> minutes in ihe fog-shiomled Atlantic off Moslon. Seventeen sailors apparently perished, some of them blown to blt.s In the explosion. Gunners Male ;i-c Carl I,. Uuriln WIIK among ,lhi> 14 officers and men who leaped [or Ihclr lives H.V the Kclf-pivjpelled .lighter; was '.wrecked by thunderous explosions, and the ar'e'a 14 miles, norlhcast of Poslon was filled with flying pellets. Of tills group one: died of burns nt a hospital yc.tlcrdnyi The others were described as virtually uninjured. , Navy land and sea craft were still searching the area In hope of finding traces of IB men listed ns missing. Alimit two-thirds of the ship's load of condemned imimunlllcm from the Iftngham Naval depot had been hauled up on deck nnd Jettisoned when the first of tho explosions occurred. Hardly had the shock of the flrsl explosion been felt wlinn a Nnvy weather vessel. Ignoring the hail of deadly ammunition and the flying debris, picked ii|> many of tlic survivors. Airplanes also were ordered out but (he log ceased in, making rescue work virtually impossible. Bank Robber Sought EI, DORADO, Ark., May 13 (UP) —Tho Union State Bank of Junction City has been held up and lobbed of approximately $,000. The robber, who was alone, wns said lo have been masked and armed, ire forced Vice President P. K. Murphy and the cashier to hand over the money and then ordered them not to move until ho was gone. Weather AHKANSAg-Partly cloudy Mils afternoon, tonight and Sunday. Scattered showers and tlninder- slorms In northwest and extreme north portions tills afternoon and early tonight. Little temperature change. War Just A Side Show As Mt Vesuvius Erupts There are few spectacles In Ihe world to compare with that of a volcano in a playful mood, Staff Sergt. J. L. Burns Jr. recently wrote his parents from Italy where he had a "ringside seat" for the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. The Elythevil'lc soldier watched houses crushed as If they were match boxes as the wall of lava 20 to 30 feet high engulfed nnd destroyed everything In Its path. He saw trees destroyed as if they were no more than blades of grass, and lie even ventured within 15 or 20 feet of tbo rapidly moving lava lo snap some pictures, "Molten lava resembles the hot coals and cinders after the fire has burned down in a coal stove," Sergeant Burns said In his letter to Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Butas here. "When n million cubic yards of that Is coming from an opening on top of a mountain 2800 feet high, the low land is bound to catch hell, and thai Is just what happened. This went on for about six days. At the time and place where I was watching, the lava was 20 M 30 feet high and moving at a speed of stx to 10 feet per minute. "I WRtched.lt cross an'orchard and take several buildings that were' in its palh. Tho trees were no more than bladc.s of grass. Some of them were burning before Ihe lava reached them, and others .stood the heat until they were shoved over and buried. "Most of the buildings here are built of limestone and not much about Die mto burn, so they just stood there until the lava piled high enough nnd the weight caved them in. One church in particular that I saw stood until Ihc lava was some 40 or 50 feet high before It gave away. The seats and what u-ooderi structure that was Inside began to burn and from the side that still stood, the windows reminded me of a fireplace In a lov house decorated with red paper to give » fire effect. It wasn't long before the windows started popping out, one by one. "I have a few good snnpshops of it," the letter continued. "I haye some taken In one of the towns. One shot shows the lava coming down the main street, lacking a few feet ot being as high as tho buildings on both sides. Another was taken from the same place with part of the buildings gone. You could get within 10 or H steps of it, just as closo M the heat would let you and as it kept moving on you had lo keep retreating. "H wns pitiful lo sec Ihe families leaving iheir homes to seek safety in nearby villages or wherever it coultl be found. Tlic military authorities had vehicles to rhovc those who had no transportation of their own. In a case or two I saw families with their belongings loaded on their only means of transportation, which were two-wheel carts. They were ready to pull out, but stood watching as If hoping and waiting for some miracle lo happen nnd save Hie piacc they knew as home. "Others moved out and returned to watch (heir homes crumble under tons of mollen lava. The place now resembles a large cinder pile. "There wasn't much to be seen nt the peak in daytime, except great billows of smoke rising hundreds of feet In the air, but at night you could MO the red hot lava going almost as high. The same thing went on in daytime, only it could not be seen. I got a touch of the flying nsh and cinders but suffered little damage. I am glad the wind didn't change direction at the time,'or'-I might khow tftiafc'it H ta'')lfiW > clrK!ol's Iti my ej'Mi"" '"'•''' .^i ; jii /^icwi • Behind Rommel? WlilIc tho Nazis publicize, dashing, bombastic On. Rommel as lieiul of HniWnvnslon forces In western Europe, many nulliorl- tlcs consider llml real maslcr- iniiKl charged with repulsing Allies Is cold, leather-faced, sllll-backcd, Hrlsloernllc Gen. Knrl Ilutlolf Cord \on Huml- stcill, above, Gli-year-olcl vcl- cnm of the old Ccnnan iivmy. Late Bulletins Kl'ltIN(!ni:u>, Mass., May I'l 111.1'.)— Tl,.! Hwcwml Father Miml.slau.s OrlriniiiuilU was siis- lifnrfci! Indefinitely ns u p :1 ,|sb priest ami vm (i, r | ly Ws | )Isllo Iniluy noun uflcr be rulitriinl • home fi-im, |,j s - intieli-erLUclMil .ailsslim In MOSCOW. ' > ' ' ''" MJIJ- 1:1 (ij.i'.) —A Gliliicsc army unit has IT,II- liiml the | s | :m ,t n f Chllisliiin, n n hniiortiuit .laiiimtsp simply busc off (he. cast wisl or |.'uklcii 1'rtivlncc. in ii surprise altiitk iiiaile on April 2(1. Tlll,K I.AKI-, Calif., Mny 13 Hl.l'.l — An mlillllanal .((17 [, cr . .sons nf Jiiiiniic.w ilesccnt |i nn > arrlvcil at Ihe Tide Ijiko segrc- BiiUnn i-riiler frnm flic .leriime roliioallnti ccnli-r neur DOIISOM, Ark. Bar Association Hits Practices Of Legislature IfOT SPRINGS. Ark., May M I UP)—A |)ro]»sal has been brought before the Arkansas ISar Association meeting In Hot Spring nukliig that the practice of evading tho Constitution by Arkansas legislatures be stopped. Chairman Wallace Townsend of I.lltle Rock says, the practice of passing local bills In the form of general legislation must end..He nsks that lawyer members of the wxt legislature use' tlicir Influence to stop the proceedings. Townsend SUM the principal subjects acted on nre the salaries of county offices and the seasons for shooting squirrels and gigging fish, It Is suggested that the general law of (he slntc be drawg with express provision reserving the right to make local changes as best suits the various counties nnd cities to lliolr particular needs. New officers were also elected at Ibc meeting yesterday. President of the bar nssocialftin is E. A, Henry of Little Rock. Vice president—J. IX Head of Tcxarkana nnd re-elected secretary Is Terrell Marshall of I.lltle nock. Arkansas Guardsmen Join Search For Girl MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ark_ May 13 (UP) — Governor Adkins has called out stale guard companies at Bate.svllle and Searcy to Join a posse searchlns for 16-year old Gladys Vanderbllt, who has been missing since Wednesday. Stone Counlv sheriff John Qow- i' says the girl knows the wooded section around her home and he says her absence tends to Indicate that she has met with an accident or been the victim of violence. Miss Vandcrbill left her himc Wednesday monstng to go In search of a mule and failed to return. Livestock ST. LOUIS, May 13 (UP)—Hogs 2,100. Salable 1,200. Holdovers 9,000. Top I3.TO; 200-270 Ibs 13.70. Cattle 450. Salable 50. Calves 50. All salable. Bulks for week. Mixed yearlings niirt heifers 12.50-15.50; cows 0.75-11.50;' canners and cut- (e'rs 7-9.50; slaughter steers 13.60' Yields Slowly As Fight Rag Allies Hold Reserves / For Coastal Landings, J Germans Declare ' i By Drilled I'rcsif \ 'Hie Allied Fifth and Elghtl'i Armies in Knly have made new ! , advances In their offensive, but t they ure up against a tough and ' determined enemy. Although the Allies have rolled f up initial gnlm alt along the SI- s inllc front, tin German counter attacks tire growing In power Tho El([l>tu Arm> below casjlno has ' been forced to give up a foothold 11 hud ({[lined at heavy expend after beiillng off six German counter attack! ,, And to 'the west Fifth Army < forces were foiccd to fall back to ' the out-sMitf of one town tlicy had pcnclrnlcd I.utcsl front dispatcher say German opposition appears to be stlff- ei 1 than Ihc Allied leaders expected. And tlic Qcrmntu fire tie- ' scribed • us • thiowtng tanks, self- propelled guns and flame-throwers against Hie,Allies In m> attempt to slop them from exploiting Initial advance Ynnks 1'rcss AMu'ck Some of the heaviest action seems to be. developing around Cn.slcltorlc, near the,'Tyrrhenian Sen coast. Theic, American troops am pressing.im attack toward that Nnxi stronghold after winning ' liolKliLi'ziprtli, west, t.outhHcst ntid ' multicast > o[ Hie town Enemy counter nttaci's hiivo been repulsed but Ccrmntl rcshtancc is bitter. Tlid" Nriz'lar'ltnow that If they lose * this, imliit' Uioy'll be without a supply-receiving point In the sector.; Fro'n^rcpoils uiy an American tank force of considerable strength has : been thrown Into the battle In nil Hliempt In ride over the enemy's defense positions. French forceii to the right of the Americans iravc scored gains In hard . fighting, capturing the crest of the 25CD fool Mount Fnlto It) , thb face of stubborn Gernmn ro- ] slstniicc. Tfic, French also stopped nn enemy counter assault, moving on iigalnsi neighboring positions. The lighting hi the French sector yesterday was among the day's bitterest, nml it s disclosed that the successes;the French have-had-In the pnst In mountain battles caused them' to bo assigned to tl)ls type of offensive. „. HrlUjli Itrldj-e the. Ranlda';"" On the Eighth Army front below Casslno,; the Allied fighters have tin-own :bridges, across the .Raptdo river, making Inroads on theV.wcst bank despite severe German •artillery fire. German trcops were forced from their outposts' as "the Allies advanced to engage the main defenses of the Gustav line. Northwest of Casslno, the Germans' •' First Parachute Division singed . successive" counter attacks in n rlesrjemtc attempt' to "offset the Allied drive to the west. The Germans estimate that four to five Allied Invasions, GO.OOO to 75,000 men. were used to open the offensive, now In its second day. And they say that five more divisions are being kept behind, the front for a possible new.landing along the. Italian coast, perhaps north of the Anzio beachhead. Allied air power is being brought into Its most effective play in this new Allied, offensive In Italy. Yesterday, for example, the Mcdtterr rancan Air Force set 'a record for the number of sorties flown in one day, 2,750. And all missions were performed in direct support of the ground push. Thrpughqut the day and night Nazi-Held harbors, airfields, communications and troop concentrations were pounded without 'the Germans putting lip any aerial opposition whatsoever. Bombers Over Germany The whr In western Europe still is In the air Invasion stage, but oach day brings the day of land attack closer. American heavy bombers and fighters are reported by the Nazis over north and northwestern Germany at noon today, Berlin time. The Germans told'of air battles against the American attackers, but so far we haven't' received word of an actual attack. Fighters and medium bombers attacked France today, on the heels of powerful RAP night blows. Britain's biggest bombers, keeping up the campaign against railroads behind Hitler's Atlantic wall defenses, bartered the key railroad juncllons at Louvftln and Hassclt In Belgium. - . . . New naval action took place In the - Channel thfs morning. A French destroyer sank a German motor torpedo boat and damaged" | another In . n brisk engagement BOuthewt of the Islo ot WlghUC'

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