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Save Waste Paper! It is valuable to the War w ,,, BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THK DOMINANT NKW8PAPKR OF NORTHKA8T AnR-»« Hla »«^ a™ ..... ______________ "*" ' •*-* • • ^-/ VOL. XU—NO. 50 Blytlievlllc Dully News BlyUicvllle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader NEWSPAPER OF NOBTHKA8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI /War Dog' Home From Italy After traveling thousands of miles from an American ntr base In Italy to her home in Blythcvillc, "Brown Sugar" receives. a welcome pat from an nld friend, Ncy Hunt fnther of Lieut. James N. Hunt, who recently was killed in action. '• . • » • ... 'Sugar/ Veteran of 4 Missions, Returns To Peaceful Farm Life : "Sugar" has come home from the war, but her stout Mile hciirl stayed in Italy with the master who flew away on a combal mission and never came back. This sad-faced little Cocker Spaniel with the honey-colored coat was the pet and. companion of Lieut. James-N. Hunt, who went to his death more thaii two months ajfo as he piloted a mighty Liberator on his fifth combat mission. Fellow fliers crircd tor the little* dog until they could arrange to semi her home to Jlmmie's-parents - iMrl-LawViiib-f;: Ney - Hunt of. nty- thcville. 'A few days ago''.'Efiigai landed in New York. Whether by boat or by plane is. nol known here, but someone there put her aboard a Memphis-bound plane and eventually she was waiting at the local express office for Mr. Hunt lo claim. A Familiar Face When he look her from her shipping box, Sugar looked at him with a nuzzled manner. Here after a journey of thousands of miles was a familiar face. Did she know him? She wasn't sure until Mr. Hunt called her name. Then she leaped with joy. II was a homecoming Mr. and Mrs. Hunt will never forget. Perhaps Suga'r will never forgei, either. Behind her arc many experiences she could never understand. Tlie time Jiminie was going overseas when he flew from Geneva, Nebr., lo Blythevllle to get his beloved Sugar and to tell his folks goodbye. That was the day Sugar left the peaceful haunts of the Hunt farm and went into a noisy, confused world. She learned to accept the roar of propellers as part of her daily life. Jimmic's pat was assurance enough that everything was all right. She flew every combat mission with Win except his last. Gladly she would have flown thai one too. had she known. Once hi Dakar, they had |;rcat fun. Jimnilc went swimming in the blue surf and Sugar ran along the beach barking nt the natives and dashing into the edge "of the water, spoil any Spaniel would love. During her overseas service, Sugar bore a liltcr of five handsome Spaniel puppies, some honey- colored like herself, and some black r.nd white. In the course of lime, these puppies became the pets of other fliers of Jiminie's squadron. Pcrhnixs some of them now are flying combat missions, just as Sugar did. Sugar's identification tag bears her full name, "Brown Sugar.' It also bears the name of her owner, and liis Army serial number. Now live years old, Sugar no longer Is full of frolic. War has sobered her. She trots obediently at the heels of Mr. Hunt, Ignoring the Joys of chasing cats or barking at automobiles. She has had excitement enough for a lifetime. Mr. and Mrs. Hunt are the first parents in Mississippi County to give the lives of two sons in the Army Air Corps. A short, time before Pearl Harbor, Lieut. Bill Hunt died when his training plane crashed near El Paso, Texas. He was the county's first pilot to lose his life training for World War II. Less than a year later Jiminie was in the Air Corps and received his wings at Stockton, Calif. He went overseas Inst December when Ms wife, tlic former Miss Martha McElvatn of Caruthersville, who had been with him during Ms training, returned home, A third brother now fs carrying on In the same branch of service. He is Aviation Cadet Harris Hunt who volunteered October. for service lust Rites Held For William J. Knox Former Shoemaker, 85, Long A Resident Here, Dies At Memphis Last rites for William Jnnies Knox, one of the pioneer makers of fine book and shoes in the South, were held at the Christian Church here Monday. The Rev. H. S. Balrd officiated at the services and burial was made at Maple Grove Cemetery. Mr Knok. who received orders from all over the country for his fine hand-made shoes before World War I, died early Sunday morning after :i long illness, at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Minnie Winston in Memphis. He was 85. A resident of Blythcville for many years until ho moved to Memphis 10 years ago, Mr. Knox was born In Cherokee, Ala. His father was a shoemaker and he helped in the shop almost from toddling age. When he wns 12 the family moved to Tipton County. Tenn., and his father went into business. He employed 32 shoemakers at- one lime. All products wore hand-made and sewn and were in demand among the planters, businessmen and fashionable women of Ihe city. The young Mr. Knox wns- in business with his father until he wcnl to Qsceola to open his own shop. He later moved to Brinklcy where he met his wife. Mr. Knox owned one ol Ihc first machine stitchers, which was considered a marvelous Invention nnd people tviine for miles to see it. In later years Mr. Knox specialized in shoes for' cripples and those with deformed feet. , Shortly after the close of World War I, Mr. Knox came lo Ulythc- ville. Unable lo obtain the fine leathers he demanded for his .shoes, he went into the shoe repair business here but continued to make his own and his late wife's shoes and to fill orders lor old customers. He and his wife, who died two years ago. made their home at 631 Walnut street for many,years. Bolh were active members of the Christian Church. His son, the late William s. Knox. also was a s!v>cmaker. ' Among those se'rvitig as active pallbearers at the services were George Barham, Virgil Greene, F. D. Underwood and W. O. Guerin. Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS— (WFA>—Livestock: Hogs: 9,500; salable 9,000; holdovers 20,000; top 13.70; 180-270 Ibs., 13.70; HO-160 Ibs., 11-12.15; sows 11-11.10. Cattle 2,800; salable 2,500; calves 1,300, all salable; mixed yearlings & heifers H.50-15.50; cows 12-13.50; canners and cutters 7-9.50; slaughter steers 11-1G.75; slaughter heifers 10-16; stocks and feeder steers 9.75-U, BLYTIIEVIIiLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY. MAY 17, 1944 SINGLE COPIES'FIVE CENTS ^ ALLIES MAY ISOLATE CASSINO Late Bulletins WASHINGTON. May 17 (111 1 ) —Navy ami Marine airmen maintained thrir (ire-invasion ulr as- saulls on (lie remaining Japanese liases In llic Marshall Islunils (in Monday. I-ONItON. Slay 17 |t)l'l—The British Admiralty announces' tlial J) British carrier force lias attacked (termini, shipping anil oil inslallallims alonu (lie Nor- woRian coast. Tlic planes dam- ngeil at least four ships anil stint ilown 11 enemy planes. TOIJArH WAK ANALYSIS Road To Rome Well Guarded By Tough Foe By JAMES HARPER United ft-esi SUH WrIUr Allied armies in llirml one foot In Rome. Italy have (lie door to Tlie wliolc battle-line Is swing- lug back like a giant, Ba te hinged on Cnssltio. where a German pnrn- chuto division still holds last. 'Hie Allies arc ramming the main weight or their allack against Nazi positions from the Llrl Valley to Hie sea. To the north. British mid Polish forces are contenting themselves with trying to flow around Cnsslno and turn 11 into a lost Island of resistance. Thus, the broad outline of Allied strategy Is coming, into focus. American and French troops near the const not only are moving alonj; the shortest road to Rome, they also arc threatening to outflank the entire Cassino position. Thus, Cassino, like ninny another so-called "Impregnable" stronghold before it, may fall to a flunking maneuver rather than to direct assault. Defense /ones Deep ' Bui the. Allies are due for lough sledding. They already have cracked the Gnslav 'line, but four,- other .lines art.' reported .. to- -lie;.' behind it." Defense zone's on- which German engineers are said to have been working ttor six long months. The first and perhaps strongest. Is the Adolf Hitler Line. The second is the ' Seyss-Incjuart Line, named for the Nazi boss in Holland. The third, ".the Gocblicls, is named for the German propaganda chief. And the fourth, the Lent Riefenstahl, Is named for the German movie star once retried to have been Hitler's sweetheart. Some of these defense systems may havc : been constructed out of thin air by Nazi propagandists rather than out of steel and concrete by Nazi engineers. But Allied reconnaissance pictures have disclosed thai t fore which the Fifth Army now stands, is real enough. This defense strip extends torn a poinl. five miles west of Cassino to Pormia on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Like the Gustav Line before It, the Hitler Line is not. a continuous running fortification, but a series of concrete pillboxes and machine gun nests interwoven with tangles of barbed wire. It is backed up by Nazi artillery pieces embedded in the surrounding hills. Road to he Smashed Only a few yards behind I he Hitler Line stretches a lateral supply road over which German trucks move to equip and fecii front line soldiers. A similar lateral road, now In Allied hands, extended bchnrt the collapsed Gustav Line. Once this Hitler Line road is severed, the Nazis will have to fall back almost to Rome to find another like It. Mountains He across 90 per cent of the present front. Near the coast, French and American soldiers are fighting over Ihe 6,000- foot Auruncio range. But a few miles farther on, the hills dwindle, then die away In the COO square mile Romp plains, lying along the scalloped shore. This strip of flatlands extends from Rome southward 70 miles to the port of Terraclna. Midway along this stretch, the Anzio beachhead juts Inland. With the exception of straggling mountain spurs, occasional streams, marshes and wooded sections, the plains are scarred stacles. by few natural ob- Tlie Anzio beachhead must not be overlooked In the present setup. German reports say It has been heavily reinforced. Beachhead forces may ycl lunge out to block the retreat of German armies being herded northward toward Rome. Thus, the trap the Allies forced four months ago when t!iey landed below Rome still may be sprung. This would accomplish the chief purpose of the present campaign. A purpose expressed by General Alexander In his order of the day on the eve of the battle. Ho said: "We are going to destroy the German armies in Italy." But much remains to be done. Quick victories cannot be expected. Alexander also said In his order ot the day: "Tlie fighting will be hard, bitter and perhaps long." Nazi Escape Road Threatened Chinese Losing Battle To Save City Of Loyang Outnumbered Garrison Resists Jap Forces In Street Fighting _ NEW DELHI, May 17 (U.IM — Tho Japanese have all but captured China's undent walled city of Loyally. Enemy trooiw, supported', by hundreds ot lanks and arnvjrcd cms, broke hilo tin: city Monday following a week-lout; siege. And now biller street righting Is nig- Jng between Japanese Invaders nml the outnumbered Chinese garrison. Ijoyniifr, n former Chinese inlit- tnry headquarters, has been amain target of the Japanese offensive in Hnimn Province. Its full opens the way for n drive Into Shcnsi Province. A Chinese official sny.s the defeat was cnuscd by a lack of arms. On the Sulwccn front in southwestern Chlnn, It's n different story. Powerful Chinese forces arc 'nd- vancing toward Ihe Burinn frontier equipped with the "best in American weapons — everything from morlnrs lo shiny new Jut)., knives. And overhead, American fliers of Die 14th Air Force are maintaining complete ntr supremacy. The Chinese now are meeting stiffening resistance, hut they continue lo mnkc gains. The northern whig has captured u village less than 10 miles' from the frontier. And two southern columnS arc nearm,g a., wlniljiyj stretch of ,• the old Burma. »roifu after repulsing repeated Japanese counter-attack. In northern ' Bimnn, General Stilwell's Chinese arc mopping Japanese pockets In Mongmmg Valley and preparing for a 'frontal attack oil Kamaing. However, the slnrt of the monsoon- season apparently Is hampering- ground operations In thai area. ' Monsoon storms also nrc slow- Ing up the British at Implml In eastern India. Funeral Rites Held Today For Ed K Tomlin 63 Services for. Ed H. Tomlin. who died early yesterday morning at his home on the Burdcttc plantation, were held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Church of Gotl nt Bur- rtelte. 'Hie Rev. P. w. Padgett, pastor, officiated and burial was made at Sandy nidge Cemetery. Mr. Tomlin, who was 63, leaves six sons, Pvl, Cecil Tomlin, Camp McCain, Miss., Pvt. A. V. Tomlin, Camp Stewart. On., Elmo Tomlin of San Antonio, Texas, Jesse Tomlin of Burdcttc, and Marvin nnd Morris Tomlin, twin sons, at home, and one daughter, Mrs. Victor Fletcher of Osccola. Cobb Funeral Home was In charge of arrangement, 1 ;. Early sale of victory garden seed this year ran of 1943. 30 per cent, ahead Appeal By Gen. Arnold Ends Detroit Strike; Foremen Told Invasion Plans Might Be Upset , r ,, W ^ I " NC1 M 0 »' M "' V '''• <U '''" A W ' lml '« >»' cnci-al Arnold (lint n foremen's Milk.' in Detroit, war plants nmy ailed Invasion openillujis unucrivs have produced results. • ' Shortly aller the Air Fnfce i:hlcf emplnislwd llio lousiicss of llii> walkout, the executive Ixmrd of rorcnipiis Awiuelnllon recommended llml 3500 jjti-|k- «'s return to their jobs. Kfforls will Iw made at locnl mcellnns this af- cinoon and tonight |» decide on the recc lendti- Uon so that the men can be buck nl their I 0 | M tomorrow moniiiiR. Another war phmt wns-closed [•own UKtoy hi the Detroit area, the irmiilrimck factory of the -Brings Mumitelurlnis Company. Eleven Plan s now have been closed by (he strike, with production affcclcd In 1:1 others Cciicrnl Arnold miule his statement <ltirlri K a war lnl»r hcarliiR In which union lenders were nuked to show cause why the .,1,-ita.s should not bo peimlkcd for failing to obey a return lo work order. FKJMTKK I'l.ANKS DFI.AYKI) Arnold said the strike liiul denIL his commnm! the , e how you can have strikes llml. slop production W |,e material Is so essential tlml It may even determin the extent of nur boinb|j>(j or Cicriiinny. so essential . It may even affect our invasion prcimrullons. Hem- Admh'iil p, 1C c. s ,, C! ,kin, r nt (he meeting for the Nnvy, said the foremen's strike had nllected two of the Nnvy's lighter and torpedo plimes War Later Uoaril Ohnlrmnn Davis hud nimncil the learliiff by telling union offlclnls Unit the conduct ot their strike leads straight to disaster. The president, nf the Foremen's Association, rtoberl II- Keys, replied: "We do not relish this strike, and do not feel It Is right fratn n patriotic standpoint. Hut VB nmmii, bliime niiyono lint thi! Kovenmient. It hns inllnl to act for ninny, inuny months" Kcjw' shitwiwnt w «s In reference to (he icfusal of he Win- iflixw- Dqnrd im<i Ihu Natlonul Lnlxw Iteln- llnns Jlonrd lo rocognlM Ihe Fiircmi-n'B A-Aoclntlon us llio imrKulnlin: ngency (or suiicrvlsory omployec.s o™ or the plnn(,s affcclcd by the foremen'!, Mi Ike the Arioimntlcnl Products Corpornllon, said tlml Ik lirtsldont l|nd, found it imnctcssary to ntlcnd today's al»r Hmivil henrliiK. COMI'ANV CITKH War .i.. The W.L.n. had cited the company foi Its failure lo iissiirc strikers Unit they would lie rchlicd wlthoiil lircjud co. The conipniiy's iireslclenl, Alfred Jackson wired Iho nuenoy taitoy n m i u wns wmttK tu , ^ lo lircjud wi only 11 limited minilKi ol utrlkeiK. ditnciiti wh " 0 ' th ° "" U "" W1IS ljl ' sct wUh r '' csl1 Other strikes continued hi Pcniisylwinln nnd mi. nols. All told, soinii nn.OflO workers were Idle At I'ntlerson, N. .1., some 11)00 'workon at lii S. 1 ' n , C ii!"'! 1 ,"" y '" 1>nu «™» »l»l nrc out v, 11 teat strike they begun yeslcrdny. Work at Ih pan Uilch mnkc.s Kcnrs nnd othor wnr-vltnl machlneiy Is I a standstill. Union nnd compimy «nokCMiicn Imvo refiMrt » commonl on the rcu»on tor the walk-out in nililltlDi), union nwkers lit flvu Wrfeht iiliuie' IV UlcMI ;" te ™»' N - •'- »™« l'»vc voted U , '" 11 c NntlBiinl labor itolntloim IJonrd for l linn VOlU. President Alterl C'Hpono of the O. t. O, local snvs the United Automobile Workers Union look tie stc'p tho company, as he put It, "rofuiil to Imr- «in,« n -JnilS, '•' nlllly ovcr llc «»«'ili>l«l Kilox bomo .JO.COO employes uf five Wrl«l,t planl.s in the Pntcrson area belong to the unio Fair Officials Seek Funds »::'=County: Association i To Apply For Shore Of Appropriation ' Tho Mississippi County' Pule Association will make application for n porllon of the $35.000 which Auditor J. O.scnr Humphrey announced \ws uvnllnWc .for distribution to various counties throughout the st/ite who wish to hold livestock shows nt fnlrs this year. The amount thai each county will receive lias nol been determined as niuiorllonment of the money- will not Inkc place nnlil this summer. Lnsl year Mississippi County received $1500 for the nn- nunl county fair held hero In the Fall. • Applications tn officials In 75 counties have been sent by the nudilor who salt! thai counties wishing to participate In the fund must return the application by July 15. The Legislature appropriated 150,000 to conduct county and slate livestock shows. Tlie stale association receives $15,000 and the rcmnlmler Is distributed among the counties, prornicd on n population basis. Last year <!!) countiy associations shared In the fund, County Judge Approves Plan For 'Mew Road ' County Judge Holaml Green. yesterday Brantcd-;a pray;. 'of 'ixitltlan for Ih'er cp'nfltrur.tlbii 'of "ii Mhrcu- mlle graded road to run wesl from nnrflcld. Construction of the road, which will Intersect llio gravel trod at. the feoutlwesl .corner of Section 20 In the Promised Land Community, Is expected to begin in llio Summer. A scclloii of Mississippi Coiifily heretofore not served by cqnnly rontls will benefit, by tho .'proposed graded rond which may be graveled Inter, Judge-.. Green wild. The petition was presented by J. C. Ellis, Mrs. J. H. Ball, E, M. RcKcnold, E. L. Hale, n. L. Bunking, M. H. Robinson, Mrs. A. M. Butt, Mrs. T. J. Miihnn H. W, Scott and William E. Scotl. Weather ARKANSAS-Parlly cloudy, little change In Icmncrnture this afternoon, tonight nnd Thursday; few Isolated thiindershowcrs In norlli- wcsl nnd extreme west portions late this afternoon and tonight. Death Ends Celebrated Caree Of George Ade f Indiana Write BROOK. Ind., May 17. <UPi—Tho celebratctl literary career of Gcoi-gc Ade has come to an end. The 78-year-old Hoosler humorist, author and playwright died lasl night at the Brook, Ind., home of R. E. Hlrschmann. an old friend. Tlie author of "Fables In Slang" had teen 111 since last June when he suffered a stroke which caused temporary paralysis of one arm. He had been In a coma since Saturday night after two heart attacks. Ade had the homespun philosophy and color which so aptly portray American life and Ideals. He was born in Kcntland. Ind., in 1866. After graduating from Purdue University in 1887, he joined the staff of the Lafayette, Ind., Evening Call, Later, the big town called, and Ade went to Chicago where he gol a job with the Morning News. He quickly cashed In on one of those "breaks" which usually occur only In fiction. The lake steamer "Tloga" exploded In Chicago harbor and Ade was the only reporter in the city room, His excellent work on the story converted him into a star reporter overnight. He wrole his first successful play, "Tlie SulUin of Sulu," in a hall bedroom he occupied with John T. MeCutcheon, another Hooslcr who r r became a famous cartoonist. The piny grossed n fortune nnd Ade wont back to Indiana where he bought n huge estate nl Brook, u miles from his birthplace. Attc followed through with numerous successful plays, among them "The Country Gentleman" and "The College Widow." However, of all his books, plays and scenarios, Ade is best remembered for his "Pnbles In Slang," which were modeled after those of Aesop. The Hoosier humorist never married. On his Indiana estate he maintained a swimming pool, a dance pavilion and a nine-hole golf course, open to all members of his community. He entertained as many as 50,000 persons at picnics as part of his owii "good neighbor" policy. On July 4th, 1919, at a soldiers and sailors homecoming celebration, an actual count showed 26,000 automobiles parked In his pastures. William Howard Taft opened his 1908 presidential campaign with an address at Ado's estate before a crowd of 20,000. "These big parties," Ade once told a trlend, "nre n little hard on the inwii and shrubbery, but they are l;rcat for the community." Keiser Airman Held Prisoner In Ntizi Camp 'Tech. Bergl. Benjamin Moore Jr,, of Keiser has been held a prisoner of war In Germany since his plane was shot ciown over Austria Feb. 21), the War Dcpartnlcnl announced today. The 25-ycnr-olcl man's parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. Benjamin Moore, have received no word from the alrmfin since he was taken prisoner while participating In n bombing mU- slon ovcr Austria. His last letter to his parents was written the day Ire- fore the raid from his base In Italy. Sergeant Moore, n gunner on a B-2-1, hud been overseas four months. He had been in the Army for four ycnrs. flcarccl In Kclscr, Scrgc.nnl Moore was graduated from Kclscr High School and attended the University of Arkansas, Pnycttcvllle, before he volunteered for service, He Is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Moore. who have three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Decti and Mrs. C. J. Johnson, both of Memphis, and Mrs. Helen Elliott of Kclscr. Alleged Scditipnists Go On Trial At Capital WASHINGTON, May 17 (U.P.I — Tlie prosecution of the 29 alleged scdlllonlsts got under way In Washington today. But nol without a rumpus caused by some of the defense attorneys. The lawyers finally were quieted down after IBS! minute arguments to get various motions considered. Government Prosecutor Kygge told a Jury of ten men and two women that lie would show that Ihc defendants had Joined In a world wide Nazi movement and had sought to Instllute n Nazi form of government in this country. New York Cotton Mcll. May . July . Oct. . Dec. open high low .close 1953 1953 1936 2075 2002 1975 1861 1J41 1082 2008 1982 1949 1929 J073 1995 1910 1950 JS29 2074 1090 2016 2001 Murder Suspect Eludes Officers •:,. Manhunt >ln Alabama For Army Deserter Now In Second Week •HUNT8VIU.E. Ala., May 17 (Uf , — Ishnm D. Hobbs, mi army de- for murder, Is stlt the . , at large, and Alabama's most tensive manhunt Is noarlhjf end of Us scco;id week. ' Tlic 27-year-old former avlnlloi cadet is understood lo bo AWOf from the Greenwood, Miss., Air Base. He Is accused of slabbing Mrs. Mnrgnret Flcmlnu. a prominent KimUsvlllo womnn, to ctenll May 5. The search for ihc soldier ha; centered In Ihc densoly-woodei mountains Koiithcnsl of HunUsvllIc Skilled wcwdsmcn, doubtless spurred by the thoughts of the $3,000 reward offered tor Hobbs 1 cnp- ture and conviction, say they planned to stay on tho trail Indefinitely. The hunters snicl they hnvc found no trace of Hobbs himself but have discovered frr.5h trucks wllhln the pnst few days. Tills slrciiglliciis the belief Hint he Is still In the surrounding mountain.?, where every trail nnd stream hns been tnmlllar to him since 1'liDdhood. Railroad Is Defendant IIENTONILLS, Ark., Mn v 17 (UP —The Kansas City Southern Rall- rond Is being sued for damages to- luling $0000 as a result ot a traln- accident near Gentry hi Ben ton county. Miss Maxltte Rnlcllff, a school lonelier, nsks $2000 damages. Am her brother, Edwin Lcc Katcllff asks for Ihe same amount. The fnther of the two, Clcgg Ratcllff hns filed for $700 damages to his automobile. The sull contends the car, driven DV Miss Rnlcllff, was struck by the trnln last Oct. 30. New York Stocks AT&T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler 158 62 25 157 3-4 I 3-4 Coca Cola 114 3-1 Gen Electric 353-4 Gen Motors 5: Montgomery Ward 43 1-2 N Y Central IB Int Harvester 72 North Am Aviation 6 Republic Steel 16 3-8 Studebaker . 16 1-E Standard of K J 55 Texas Corp 48 1-2 U S Steel 51 1-2 N. 0. Cotton open Mar. . 1956 May . 1942 July . 2090 Oct. Dec. 2002 1980 high low close, 1903 1953 1953 1957 1942 1936 1931b 2097 2085 2688 2090 2009 1097 2001 2003 1984 1914 1976 1978 1974 1915 Sept. Chicago Wheat open high low July . 16014 166'.4 165 1G2T4 10l« close 1S5!<| 165S Flank Movement By Eighth Army- May Trap Nazis Yanks Also Gaining; U. S. and French Now • Before Hitler Line ALUED HEADQUARTERS, NAPLES, MAy n, (UP)-Allled armies 111 Italy are making progress in ix campaign to. Isolate Casslno,. the Ocrinan Ktronghold which snagged the ccuniirUgii for months. The • British Eighth.Army, loop- Ing around tho town to the north, has driven .to within a single mile of the acrmans'jonly e'scnnc'roRtl from Cnssiuo In so doing, the Eilt- Ish have deepened tholr bridgehead across the Rnpldo river to hcnily three miles 'riioy"nlco hnve Ilowcil across tho enemy's only lateral supply road, moving southward froiu Cassino across the Llrl vullcy, . j 'Iho Allied ritlh Army alsj has edged iihend. Advancing ncmly three-miles news the.ruins of tiie Quslnv Line,-It has pulled 'uiVvihort' at tho next defense belt, the Adjlt Hltloi Lino Amcilcnn Fifth Aimy tllvtsloni, liiclmli|!g some in combal for Die flrsl tlnic. drove hvb-nml- onc-lmlf mile's west from ciipluicd HplRno to lake 4500 foot 'Mount : An- Bclo. 'me sol/urc of this peak, ovor- lookhiK the Hitler LIii<>, placed the Amei leans at the wcslcrnmosl point yet icached In the six-day-old offensive Six mllc'i northwnrd, Picncli fifth Army Eqld|cri .Imvo pulled tin to tho Kilter Lliic nt tho base of Mount D'Oro after im advance of ovci Uo miles. The Frencfi now aic movlitg toward Esporla,- believed r to bo Ocrmnn headquarters to r the drjui, mily, two ijUlcs a\vas..pllier French troops, moving wcsl fiom cn|H)ircd Ausonlh now are t^vo-n'ncl- onc-hnlr miles n'outh of Esperin Tho Eighty nnd the Fifth Aimlcs together Imvo ca|)tured three moio towns/and two more-.peaks. That brings theli bag since the start of the oftonslvc to 25 towns and 33 heights. In-the .air, R.-A. F.'. Wellingtons havb h!t''-two Ocrmnii-held wcsl const ports nnd a town on Elba Islnhd, ^offshore. However, baVl weather'-Is continuing to ground Allied 1 'heavy bonibers, nol only in Italy, but In Britain as well No Instructions For Delegation Arkansas Democrats " May Heed Adkins On • Negro Vote Proposal"' LITTLE ROCK, May 17 (UP)— The Arkansas Democratic State Committee' today voted to send",the slate's delegation to the party's national convention uninslnicled on all Issues. , Tt also appeared thnl the-question of the Negro vole in party primaries this year may nol reach the floor for discussion. Committee Chairman Joe G. . Barrett.'lot Jbncsboro received a letter from Governor Adkins expressing opposition to tho proposal.. The governor, In his letter, slated "This certainly docs no coincide with my views in'any respect; The matter Is of too much importance to the Democratic party to be acted unpn "hastily nnd wllhoul. full study of (he entire situation created by the decision of life United Slates Supreme Court." '; • A sub-committee c'nrlicr had proposed that the party rules be amendei to nllo.w full Negro participation 'in Democratic' primaries in Arkansas. New Officers Of Lions Club- Are; Installed Newlj' - elected officers of the Lions Club were installed at the meeting held yesterday noon at Hotel Noble. • '. ' . Officers who will serve the pr- ganUatlon durlpg the coming year at Chester caldwell, president, R. L. Sherrlck, first vice president, Paul Pryor, second vice president, E. R. ••Masdn, secretary and treas- litcr, Max B. Retd, lion tamer, the the Rev S B Wllford, Chris Tonipkiru and Harvey Morris, directors Lieut. Duard Malhts of Ely the- \ilte Army Air Field was a guest Chicago Rye obcn high low close prcl July 121'i UHi 118'4 113*i 120% lean sent.. n5'S nsv» 114% us 1 /. mv

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