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Saye Waste Paper! It is vo/uofc/c to the War CUortf Tht Boy Scouts wiH BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOHTWrAftT AOK-AMQ.B .v,r> „„„ ^ ' ••-* » » K^ VOL. XLi-NO. 01 B!ythevj)lo Dally News BlyUiovlllc Hcruld IllythevUle courier Mississippi Valley leader NEWSPAPER OP NOBTHMBT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI B1,YT111CVIL1;K, AHKANSAS,-l'llUK t si)AY t JIAV J8, 10-14 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS BRITISH 8TH ARHV CAPTURES CASSINO Tops Lose Big Burma Airfield Soviets Report Gains On West Bank Of Dnestr Bridgehead Expanded On Bessarabia Front, Moscow Sources Say MOSCOW, May 18 (UP)— Red Army troops have expanded Iheij- bridgehead on the west bank of Ihe Dnestr river in Bessarabia. Moscow comiminiqiics make 11 clear that the gains were small. SUM. they mark the first gains of il «ny kind reported by the high com' maim in weeks. Sonic 400 Nazis were killed in the assault, which raises to 0800 the number of Germans killed in the area .since last Thursday. It was pretty much ' the same story on (he Southeast Polish front, where Red Army units captured H scries of enemy trenches. And then repelled two.attempts the Germans mad e to regain the positions. The enemy lasses in this action near Stnnislawow were estimated fit about 500 killed and 150 captured. Sovicl Airmen At Wurk Moscow also tells of new aerial attacks on enemy positions for the -sixth straight night. Soviet long range bombers Tuesday hiphl dropped their explosives or. 'Vhitc Russian cnpltnl of Min wo Polish rail centers. ' '• * Planes of tlic Russian" Baltic sea air arm sank three Nazi trawlers -and two patrol boats'In >• the Quit of Finlnd, and downed 1C ciiemy planes which tried to protect the convoy. , - •* -=. *• On -.the-htl'siiiim :iiomc:.fjdJit the Sovlcf. -Ai m> - rie'R'Sjirtner v tt'evr/'Star cast a • critical -eve today on the progress of t!i c Allied offensive in Italy;-' • The paper asserts that the Fifth nnd Elchth Army advance has been relatively slow in view of what it calls the tremendous weight of men niui equipment thrown into the jbatllc. Acknowledges Difficulties Red Star takes into considera- liou the difficulties and peculiarities 'of the Italian terrain. But il "dels that the present wilr. abounds wth mnny c xmnples of IrSops overcoming consiclernble greater difficulties in a short time. Hed Star Kiys more effective results arc expected as the offensive develops. Th publication also takes a blast at Bulgaria's new general mobilization order, saying it is aimed directly nl the Soviet union. It says the mobilization was Ordered under a secret agreement with Germany In which Bulgaria undertook to provide replacements for Axis forces in Southern Russia! Red Star warns the Bulgarian p.overnment that it is "playing with fire." Robbery Suspect To Be Returned iFrom Michigan Deputy Sheriff Jess Horner went to Ann Arbor, Mich., yesterday lo return Simon Lcc Brown. 29-ycnr- old Negro, lo this county where he will face dinrges of robbery in connection with the theft of 524 from Ccid Sing, Chinese grocer, May G. Tlie . GC-year-old man lold officers that the Negro entered his store and while he was taking his order, hit him on the side of the .head, grabbed him by the throat and removed I lie money from his pockets. The Negro then /led, Mr. Sing said. The Negro wns located in iVfichi- Ran and arrested by Ann Arbor officers Tuesriciy. Lost Rr'fes Are Held For Father of Copt. Puckett Services were held yesterday near .'oncsboro for G. W. Puckett, father of Capt, James A. Piickett, lonner Junior High School coach, who died Tuesday at his home in Bono. Mr. Pitckctt was a retired em- ploye of the Frisco railroad. He was 73. Surviving in addition to Captain Puckett are his wife; four daugh- ^Jcrs, Mrs. Cora Collins and Mrs. Pova Shell, both of California. Mrs. Gladys Fields of Jonesboro, and Mrs. Marie Pratt of Bono; a stepson. Box Cox of Cash; a brother, R. D. Puckett of Bono, and two Mstcrs, Mrs. Ellen Wat kins of Marlowe, Okla., and Hire. Alice Henson of Bono. New York Cotton open high low close pr.cl. Mar. . 1948 1948 1038 1943 1950 May . 192Q 1926 1920 1921 1929 July . 2073 2074 2062 205D 2074 Ortt. . 1997 1998 1988 1992 1999 Dec. , 1372 1972 1962 1967 1074 Work Or Fight Measure Gains Heavy Backing Military, Production Leaders Urge Passage Of Draft Amendment WASHINGTON, May 18 (U.P.) — Army. Navy and production chiefs again urge passage of a work-or fight- selective service amendment to back up Ihc men on the fljjhl- ing fronts. Secretary of the Nuvy Porrestal, Undersecretary of War Patterson, and War Production Chief Nelson advocated passage of Ihc bill today before the Senate Military Affairs Committee. Under the bill's provisions, Selective Service coMlrt order men from 18 to 45 to take essential jobs. Refusal would mean induction inlo service or Into work battalions. FoiTcstnl, the new Navy Secretary, painted out Ihe bill would affirm the obligation of citlvens at home lo back up service personnel by working on war jobs. And he added the bill would minimize labor turnover by banning job changes without draft board permission under penally of induction. .Fighters N'eert Support Patterson agreed that the morals of fighting men was seriously nf- fected by the lack of support at 1-ome. And Nelson snid the .manpower situation is. desperately acute, especially in Ihe iron anc steel foundries... Another acute - situation IF. developing in- Michigan i today^ in-fthc seesaw strike picture. An A.\F. of L. threat to stop every truck in the state'has jarred the back-to- work movement just as the slrikc- crlpptert area was beginning to recover. The threat' heightened tension in a jurisdicttonal' dispute between the A. F. of L teamsteis Union and a CIO Union.-The dispute already has spread to n Detroit Chrysler ' plant and his resulted in the layoff of over 11,000 war workers. The end of the Foremen's strike in Detroit automotive plants opened the way for a return to work of 54,000 men. But other strikes scattered throughout (he nation nre keeping some 35,000 out of work. Production of freight cars halted today In ,1 Pullman plant at Birmingham. And work Is slopped in at least five Alabama coal mines. Stimson Urges Calm In Washington, Secretary of Wnr Stimson urged the nation todny to stay calm and unruffled by German propaganda as invasion day approaches. He said the Nazis,may Issue fake invasion news by German radio or through neutral countries. And he added that the enemy is expected to twist and distort stories in an effort to confuse the Allied people. After the invasion actually begins, Slimson promised Ihc War Department will make every effort to • facilitate news coverage. In the big sedition case, Judge Eichcr reserved ruling on motions by two defense attorneys for a mistrial. The motions were based 0:1 the prosecution's opening remarks to the jury. In Congress, the House today engaged in 30 minutes of bitter debate over Chairman Sidney Hilltiutn of the CIO Political Action Committee. HiJIman Attacked Representatives Hoffman of Michigan and Rankln of Mississippi charged that Hillman was a "foreign-born Communist,',' and a "foreign-born racketeer," and was trying lo dominate Congress. Replying to Hoffman and Kan- ktn. Representative Eberharter of Pennsylvania pointed out that a recent Dies Committee report slated definitely that Hillman was not a Communist. Earlier. Democratic Representative Smith of Virginia introduced n resolution calling for investigation of campaign expenditures of candidates for the House, and contributions by corporations and labor unions. He said the measure was aimed directly at the CIO Political Action committee. The new demand for the investigation is believed to have been inspired by the primary defeats of two members of the Dies Committee, which was opposed by the CIO. political group. TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS— Capture Of Myitkyina Would Be Double Blow To Japs »)• JAMBS HAUI'KK United J'rc.v,- staff Writer '" Kl "' nm ' U ' C wimlil)K lwo victories in oner IritUo ' C(l With the caph.ro of Myitkyina, they will dofw.t bol.h U.c monsoon u.id the Japimcsc. For Llio city, tlic largest in "'"•Ui Bt.ni.ii, is not only a powerful enemy stronghold' il W n n m ' )SL " mil ' DI ; t >' l )lil{ ' n '» Ihe laiKl'lhnl mnv be ,ill the year around. SiiiTo»iuliii K it is ample ground h it'll aliovu the flood level. Thus, with -tlic capture of Mylt- Arkansas Briefs AlllUniai'iIIA—The annual three.day cviuiKellslli; conference of HID Arkansas Ituplisl Slate Convcntinii is to lie held al Arkadcljihiji bcffinuliiff May 20. Dr. Hen I,, liridses, c\ecu- live .srcrctaijr of (lie stale convention, suys several hundred ministers- arc e.\|iccled (o aUi-nd the sessions. Principal sneakers arc (o b c Dr. .1. 1). Gray, pastor of tlic New Orleans 1'irsl Baptist Church, and Dr. .1. K. DlllaiM, member of t)i c Soiilli- ern Bujitist Convention executive cflfnmitlce. N. 0. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Ccc, open high low , 1350 1D50 1943 ' 1924 1925'- 1922 2085 2085 "20802000 2000 19'90 1067 1913 196i close" pr.cl. 1S44 1053 19220 1931b 2082 ^2088 1952 -'2091 1066b 1076 EL DORADO — The Union counlj- livestock and noullry Association j s going lo iiay Iri- hulc lo a Union countv hiiuic ilcniDiislraliun agent ' during special ceremonies at Kl Ihmidn, May 25. Glicsl of honor is lo be Mrs. Myrtle 1 Watson, who has served fdr 20, years as Union cou'nly \liome ijcmnnstralion pffcn(. v Feature; of the cerc"mohics;io he held at' the Union county fairgrounds «-ill lie the iicilica- lion nf HID new Myrtle Wal. son' Hall. MTTLJE ROCK - Spring examinations of the Arkansas State Board of Accountancy are under way at Little Hock. And 10 candidates are taking the examination in accounting practice. Board president Walter Cole sajs the tests trill end tomorrow afternoon. BATESVILLE - Tho "dry" voters have been successful in out voting Ihe legal sale and manufacture of Intoxicants in Independence county. General Stllwell'.i polyglot kylnn wnnlors will be nssurcd' of "a weather-proof home UiroiiKhotil the five-months monsoon. The M.vilkylim titrdMnic. already sctv.ud by the Allies, is one of Ihc few ' Yanks, Chinese Surprise Enemy At Myitkyina Merrill's Marauders Overpower Garrison After Secret March NKW iJULin. Mny 18 (UP) ~ American nnd Chinese troops have scored an ImpoUnnl triumph In Northern Burmn. In a surprise maneuver, Urlfiixl- ler llcnoml Frank Merrill's Marauders broke tbrotich lo jin airdrome two miles (rum the key Imse Myllkyliia, overpowered the en garrison, nnil now are drlvlnu b , finnihi ;',iat may be used, dur- Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCK- YARDS-IWFfO-Uvcstock: Hogs 2200, Salnulc 2000. Holdovers Moot): top 13.70; 180-270 Ibs. 13.10; UO-160 Ibs. 11-12; sows 11-11.10. Caltle 3600. Salable 1200. Calves 1200. All salable. Mixed yearlincs ,t heifers 14.50-15.75;:. cows 10-11.50; :anners and cutters 7-9.50; slaugnier steers 11-16.75; slaughter heifers 10- 1G; stocker and feeder steers 9.75-14 Vet Is Too Young •' (USAAF photo from NEA) Grounded and facing retirement from the u S. Air Force since (he Army found out he is only 16 ye^s old, Sgt. De Sales A Glover ot Pittsburgh, p a sils on a bomb at an English base and ponders his fate. Enlisting at M, he has served as waist gunner on six missions ovnv Eu- iO. fti*' Mcdafl in , ing the rains. Airdrome construc tion is difficult in n country which, even when not Inundated by the monsoon, consists of roiiBh. broken jtniBlc or .sopping paddy land six Inches under walor. Myilkylna will be valuable to the Allies for another reason It stands at the head of a track lead- ing'ljy way of Tctigyticli to the Chinese-held segment of the old Burma road. -Following Ihls trail, American engineers may couple the Ledo will, the Burma road and complete the lifeline to cliinn. Since Lcdo road construction novel 1ms censed for the' monsoon, engineers may make- rapid strides in Hits direction hi the next few month's, before/ the wcntlicr-sn- forced recess ,iin Burma's battle ends In October. •• • - •''. '"•'•' lAridisHdcs Aibnr RiMite ' *~ But the road-builders, who '* already have laid 126 miles of highway from Lcdo to the mouth of the lliikauiu- Valley, will hure Ihclr work cul out. for them, 'me Tcngyuch track clmtmels tlirouisb sleep mountains. Roads in tills scct'on can never be, considered wholly sdfe because ot the peril of landslides. ExperU say It; takes five years before they cnii be con-- sldercd comparallvely safe, nl- llioiigli the most likely spots for , (be city Ksolf. Full of Myllkyhm expected landslides may this time. be tested during The The capture of Myitkyinn would leave the Japanese division in that urea with no shelter or s route during the monsopn. city is the terminus of n railroad moving south to Mandalay. Allied air-borne forces already have snapped this supply artery. Tlic cily also Is. connected with Hie Eolith by the Irrnw.-iddy river. In the dry season, vessels may move up the stream 950 miles from Rangoon through Mandnlay to Myitkyina. But during the monsoon. It is only navigable 300 miles, lo within 150 miles of Myltkyh.it. True, roundabout jungle tracks and unpavcd roads link Mandalay and Myitkyinn. nut they, loo, will be blolteri out by the rains, .laps On The Spot Thus Ihe Japs around Myitkyina will be surrounded, with stllwcll snd l\\s men to the north. Allied air-borne forces in the south, and the Chinese coining In from Yun- nan to Ihe cast. In the west lies the greatest enemy of alt, trackless fever-ridden jungle roofed by great black clouds, heavy with the monsoon's annual burden of rain. The capture of • Myitkyina temporarily will represent the end of the line for General Stllwell'.? International Army, His weary many- Imcd warriors have fought their way through the Hukaung Valle,;. a 1-100 square mile bowl Insert In Ihe heart of Burma's juns'e. Emerging, Ihcy plunged into tlic Mogauiig Valley which Is 70 mite long, with a width varying from 2 lo 20 miles. Before the- war. both valleys, called the "rat holes of Burma." had no more limn 70,000 Inhabitants between them. But tl\cy were, and sllll arc, gcncrmi.'ly populated with leeches, wild animals and disease germs. The jungles are so thick, opposing forces may pass 20 yards apart without spoiling each o!Mr. Tigers slip through the snared underbrush as gentlv as falling leaves. Elephants rumble across the land in herds. Clouds arc rolling up over ihc- twin Valleys row. Soon, both will become giant iakos and nnllvM will flee to high ground on the back of elephants and fn sir.aU boats, But, just as the downpour- Is starting, the Japs are being ki;k- ed out of their Myitkyina shelter Into the storm. soon, and with il Ihc entire Japanese position In Noiihen.st Durum Ls threatened, Just liufore the stiul t the momoon rnln.s, Brigadier Qcncral Merrill person- nlly led the attack, and IL moved so quickly, the Japanese delendeis did not have lime to wreck the field or the 1500 yard melal runway. A' few hours after its capture American engineer/; were limd- ing on il In gliders, nccou.pi.nlNl by Chinese reinforcement.";, and Ihe Allied force wns moving on lo storm Myllkylnn. Capture of the field cllmnxcd n 21-day secret march for Merrill'.' (orcc, n mnrch over n single mountain trail, through heavy' |>re-inon- soon rains, and nnkle-dcep mini, To the Uorlhensl. Chinese forces cojniiif! down from the Yunnan province of China toward Biirnin have pushed- four miles pnsl (he Snlwcen river, and have cnpturw! another, village, This Chinese cnl- IitUii Is-now -76 in)lea : .Das't' of Sljl- wcll's Chinese - American forces driving down Ihe Mognimg valley In Burma. Breaks Good News Trachoma Clinic Held Here Today; 165 Cases Listed More thnir'lCS-Mlssl.wlppl Cnun- tinns who suffer from itncl.on.ii. nn eye disease which. If untreated may result In blindness, attended the annual trachoma clinic this morning at the County Health Office under the auspices of the Slnlc Hoard of Health mill the Stnte Welfare Office. Nine of Ihc patients received surgicnl treatment tills iif- tcrnoon. Conducted b v Dr. K, w. Cosgrovc, stale ophthalmologist, the clinics have hcen hcl t i berc annually since 1931). A similar clinic will be held In Osccola tomorrow. Chicago Wheat July . 16SV. 166',i 164^ 166« Sept,. 161% 163 16US 162;i Chicago Rye July , I18',i H9K Sept.. 116 116 !!6Vi Ark-Mo Group Attends Utilities Convention Several employees of the Arkansas-Missouri Power Company In lilythevllle have returned from Little Rock where they nltcnded Ihe 33rd Arkansas Utility Convention held at Hotel Marlon, Monday and TiitBdny. A highlight of the convention was the speech of Maj. Cicn. Eugene Reynold, chief of Army engineers of Ihe United Slates Army. Those attending from Blylbevlllc were Mr. and Mrs. James Hil| Jr., Mrs. E. B. Thomas, Miss Jiuie McAdams. Miss Patricia Wise, Miss Cnmlllc Robinson, Mrs. Joe Reed, W. W. Austin, Howard Wilson, W. fj. Crnfton. Paul C-rcenwell nnd Joe T. Hughes. Missourian Missing Tech. Scrgl. R. B. Culver, Jr.. whose father Is a planter In Ca- ruthersvllle, Mo., has been missing In action over Romania since April 24. Engineer on a Liberator based in Kaly, Scrgcnnl Culver wns with Ihc 15tli Air Forces and had completed more than 35 missions. Word that Sergeant Culver wns iKsiiig was received from (lie War ncpArtment by lits wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Culver, who lives In Memphis, New York Stocks AT&T 158 5-i Amer Tobacco 63 Anaconda Copiicr 2S 1-4 Beth Steel ................ SS 1-8 Chrysler 85 3-? 3G 58 7-8 43 5-8 1R1-R Tnt Harvester 72 1-2 North Am Aviation g Republic Steel ; 161-2 Radio , <i 3-R Gen Electric Gen Motors , . Montgomery Ward N Y Central Socony Vacuum ..,.:..,.,. 12 1-2 Stu'debaker , 161-8 Standard of N J ' 55 1-4 Texas Corp 483-4 Packard 41-8 U S Steel si 3-1 7800 Japs Die, 400 Prisoners At Hollandia WASHINGTON, Mny 111. (UP)Secretary of Wnr Sthnnin tu.liiy revealed tliut ,ln|>ni.enu disunities nl Ilolliuulla and .Altap on ucirlhern New Oiilntii to tliilo total imra kilted, and some 40(1 captured. An American •mlwlinmry fioed from Ihe '.liipnncM! hy.llio llolliiiidlii Invasion, told n trnglc story today to' United Press .CJoiTcsptmdonl Don•• Ci.swcl!, . ''oi-Ly-lu)|r-yiNir-old . Ottd- --- .sur nln, formerly Mary Hulmll 'j - Onalmm, 111., wiw one of Kl(i n.ls- slunnrliw lesuue'd when onivfoircs stormed usiiore nt Ilollundln.. She told Caswcll a Japanese' convoy comlni! Into Hnllnndlu was ipnt- ted by Amcrlciili plaiii's.iTbc Allied airmen nUiicket! llie ^convoy, and before tlicy;siiwl|in(, i'lmny on thu ship- wcny 'women, und'.chlldren. 70 rc'fiiBitcs; mid many Japanese Irooos had bcC'n k'lHcd. ,Wh'eiv Ihe, Aineii- can. plIOUi .(iiuv,, tho. 'wonioh, Hliey turned tbolhcr.warshliis In'Uie'coii- voy. • • '--•:? Sister QlioDln siild/'TJiuy ani'.d have (ieslroyed us easily, bur ship looked just Ilka any otlief Kini'il •lap coiislul vessel, and lind Jiip troops and machine BUMS aboard." (Sister Ottonla told Ciisvyell thr.i Ihc Japanese trenled' tliem hlirehly at Hollandia, but not. cruelly. 'All of the missionaries had n.tiinrlii, None "f Uio .Japniie.s'e tliedlcnl officers ould Klvo them nnylhlnivblil oc- njiioiially a Japanese soldier lielpbd them with medicine. - ' Truman 'Not Interested' In Vice President Job HOT SPRINGS, May 18 (U,l>.)_ Senator Harry S. Tr.un.nn.' chairman of _lhc Senator's wnr Itivc.stl- IjallnB commltlee, says ' he tines not want, lo he vice presldo'nltiiiid is nol a cnudidalc for lhat office. ., Seiinlor Truman uuys lio hopes he can stay in the Semite whdrc he say.s he believes he ciin 'be ^of more use lo Ihe country than In the vice president's office. Hi! jinj'.s he knows (ho Hcimtc Job means a lot of hard work hut Hint Im says he wants lo continue it. Senator Truman will speak before Ihc Hrooklyn chamber of Commerce Tuesday night on "The Political Oilllook." No mention of Senator Truman liijj in Hot fi'prinus wns made because he inpieslcd that It be kept rpiiet that he wa.s there. He hns been In Hot Springs eight days. Studious Jops Substantial Portion Of German Defenders Wiped Out In Battle AI.IJKI) HHAnQUAKTKKS, Naples, May 18 (UP)-i CiiHsmo luis fnlltMi. . • ,,',,'-- -1. „ I. 1 ' U"> KI-OHI.OSI, victory of the new Italian offensive, Jmiish hiBlilli Anu.v Iroops eupturccl tlic stionithold wlni'li .MiiiiKKi'il DID Allied mlvmicc for four,long months'.; Hie Ki'imt victory is revealed in a triimiplmnl special communique issued by Allied hcniliiuiulcrs in Niiples It Biive llic Ho lo an curlier Kurllu iiniiouncciiioiit'that G'iissino had boon ovuciiuLwl ."ncconlinj; lo phin '' According (o Jap caption, pholo above shows two Nip flyers studying models ot American and British plniics, including! ' Liberator bombers and Flyinfe 1 .-•?:• Fortresses. • '.:•; thiil n "substantial portion" of the First, Qcrniiui Parachute Division wns wl|iud out In the bitter six day bailie, Large numbers of Germans wcru slain and over' 150(1 uipturcil. The German 1'lisl Parachute Division, cremii of Ihq .Oenmin nrmy, lost over half Its lighting .strength. Two oilier refilinoiibi were budly nuiulcd. Niuls t'luiRht In Trap Giuffilnn, which had resisted frontal assault for so lung, vvus captured In n pincers move, Vengeful Polish troops-looped iiroiinil the city 1" the north and llrllish forces circled It from Hut Koitth. Too late, tho Gi-nnans Irled lo break out of the closlnij trap, tn the lust 24.hours of Imillo, llit! Imlk of llin Nav.l defenders wore klllc'ii or captured. The Allies quickly closed ill nnd sel/cd both Cnssino and Monastery Hill, The special cHimmmlqui!, hailing Ihc victory, says; "Tlio enemy him been completely ouUnianouvured by Allied nni.lcH In Italy following the oriuliml breach of iho awlnv Line . '. . The Gns- tav Unc south of Ihe Apennines hits now r.ense'd lo exist." i .Tlio. victory does-two things. II removes n slroiigpolnt Hint has cost heavily. In All!?!) liver, ami equipment fop months. And It placed Uiu Brills!.,- KlKlitti A'rmy"'st)li«v6)y on tjic" Vla.G'nsllliiii,which leads r »',o7nc 70-odd •mlleK ,^o Home. The victory may well Iju recordec as OHU of the lluest examples OL poetic Justice In history, Poles, Including Jews from the,ghetto o Warsaw,'starred in thut final battle of Cnssino. Poles, fighting savagely and bravely, us Poles rilwnys fight Germans. (,'onscr Describe* Hiiltlc United Press War Correspondent Clinton Conger lias (lied a dramatic cyc-wltncss story on that great bnl- tlc. One thing that story makes elcnr. The Poles were mud. The) were out lo avenge Ihc massacre ot their people In Wnrsnw. And rc- jwrts tl.nl the Germans had slain Polish wounded, reports Hint the Germans had used a white flag us a ruse to trap Polish soldiers, made them, If imsslblc, madder, Wnr Correspondent Conger snys. "Only hatred—and bravery—could have impelled men to scale the Kteii enemy slopes." But Ihe Poles look those slopes >rthw«itof Casslno, slopes thnt Che Kalian war lenders had considered impregnable. They took the monastery which had absorbed Allied Ixmilw like n blotter and lind remained n German slnmgpolnl. The battle started nl 1 o'clock yesterday morning. The Poles rose up behind their rocks and vnultul over, carrying scaling ladders. Slowly, Ihcy begun moving up toward the German paratroopers ensconced on the hclghui. FmiRhl Hand to Hcinil Many fell. But the others drove on, clambering up sheer heights. Flmilly, they reached the top and, in bitter hand lo hand lighting, hurled the- Germans from n siring of posllluns controlling escape routes from Cnssino. Hy middny, the Poles held Colic, San Angela, the Plinnloin and Point 593. But the Germans were not through. Those paratroopers, who aren't the cream of the German army for nothing, surged back uphill, All afternoon, the bal- tlc swayed back and forth, with dusk. German hopes of survival on that hill sank with the sun. In the end, the Germans were dead or captured and the Poles .the men of an indoslructnblc nation, still remained. Correspondent Conger writes: "Tlic whole Cnssino area smelted, of death. Germans. Americans, New Zcalandcrs, Indians. British and Poles lay where they had fallen. There were no burial places nmong the rocks." Today's attack was the second nt- tcmpl the Poles had mnde to take the heights in six days. The first try lind carried them over lialf-a- njlic, but to positions open to German artillery Tire. They had retired with Heavy casualties. Went Back lo Stay But this time, those Poles, those Jews from the ghettos of Warsaw, went back to stay. The Poles starred In lhat battle. But as today's special communique said; All elements of the Allied armies In Italy have contributed either lo the preparation or to the final assault." iBul the capture of CoMlno isn't the only new; Allied victory today. On j the Fifth; Army front, Prench troops , -huve seized Espcria, first outpost of the Adoit Hitler Line,, ......... ____ im<l believed to be German Lead- ' tie change in temperature! foi Ihe area Two l.lth, two and three miles »cil of inu city, also have fallen, Trench arllllciy already Is bhell- liw Ihu nmln lalernl supply rp;id for the Sllllai Unc, believed to be Ihc Inrt fortifications built befo.o the Romnn plalni And Americans on the left flnnk of Hie Trench may luue scored an c-vcn grcntei victory'The Biithh radio haji they hnvo captured For- inln, Iho coii-itiil author of the Hitler Line. When lust, nfnclally heaid frooi Hiuy HMO within striking distance of the big noil nftcr capturing lv.5 towns and two mountains. Just as the Brills!, inland are on the Vln Cuslllna w the Amcrluitis on Ihr const me moving along miothoi mail lo nonio, the Apian Way Late Bulletins' t,()ISI>O|S, May 18 (UP)r- An A:uur.i r.idlp hrnadcait intef- criitod hy the Ejichanue Tcle- .xmpli v>yv martial, law.'hw ucon iirorhilmtd in Istanbul following antl->fni!l demomlra- tidiis in the Turldih capital. i St. AI.BANb, Vt,iyi4y 18 (UP) —The Demncratlp-'itate Cnn- ...yentlon In^y^rmoVit has eltoltrt '^lO'^ffeKar 1 ''- • cnnvrnilnjt lit i.iil Vermoni's MX J'K-vtrferfJ Knast\elt.' The rtsolullon Instructing tho delegates was passed unnni- mouKly. voles for Mrs'. Devereaux Dies At Manila; Wife Of Seabee Mre.-porls Devercniix died nt 8 o'clock lust night - at -:• Robinson's Clinic In Mniilla where, sho uhdcr- wcnl an appendectomy ecveial days a(!o. .The mother of an II month- old (Inusblcr, Mrs.' Dcvcreaiix was 24. Her husband. E. W. Devercaux, C. M 1-c with Ihc Scabees, Is sta- lioncd overseas. Mrs. Dcvercailx, daughter ."of Mr. and Mr.%. W. O.-Anderson of Bar^field, hn ( [ been making her home with a sister, Mrs James Bell in Mtuillit, since her husband has been serving overseas. ' " She also leaves anolher shlcl, Mrs. Juanlta Anderson of Armoicl, ami four brothers, three of, whom nr e In the service. They nre Sergt. Harold E Anderson of the para- iroo|», , stationed lri ; • England, Charles 11. Anderson,•'A.M.M. 2-c. stationed in Puerto Rico, WjO. Anderson Jr., M.M. -c'with the Seabees, stationed In the Southwest Pacific, and Allen Anderson of Los Angeles. Calif. Funeral arrangements, in charge of Cobb Funeral Home, were incomplete today pe.ndlng'-.notlflca? tlon of relatives. • Autopsy Ordered On Body of Girl Bombay Heiress Found: Floating In Hudson; : Missing Two Months NEW YORK, May 18 (UP)— An autopsy has beeri ord&rcd On the body of the 22-year-old Bombay heiress, Vaha Matthai. The autopsy was ordered by Cnp- :ahv Cronln, In charge of the Miss: ng Persons Bureau of the New York Police Department, even though crbnln believes, that Miss Matthai was a drowning vicUm! Ho says there Is no evidence of vlo- cnce. The body of the Columbia University student, missing for two months, was recovered from the Hudson rlvjr last night. ' ••'.'•'. It .was j Identified throtigh clqth- ng.ftnj a wrist watch Miss Mat- :hnl wore when she left thc-In- .ernatlonal House In New York City on the morning of March 20. Miss . .^ Mntthal's disappearance started a countrywide search. Ix>cal police, the.FBI and private detectives hired by the Indian girl's wealthy family Joined the hunt. Weather ARKANSAS— Partly cloudy this Rflernoon, tonight and -Friday; Ut-

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