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Save Waste Paper.' ft is valuable to the War Eilwtt The Boy Scouts wiJ/ cof/cct your Scrap Paper every Saturday. BLYTHEVILLE CR NEWS t, THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHKABT ARKANSAS'AND BOUTIIEA8T UISSODRI VOL. XLI-NO. 54 Blythevllle Daily News Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley lender KLYTIIRVILI-I'!, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MAY 22, 1944 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS' Lend-lease Supplies Pour To War Fronts, F.D.R. Report Says WASHINGTON, Mny 22 (U.P.)— President Roosevelt told Congress today that United Nations forces arc about, to strike new blows at occupied Europe with Icncl-leiisc aid that has now readied over 24 billion dollars. , '" Mr. Roosevelt made repented references la forthcoming offensives in his t5th report to Congress on lend-lcasc operations. : The report showed that aid extended, goods and services readied a record-breaking total of over 4 billion dollars during the first three months of 1944; The report indicated that exports 4— to the United Kingdom linvc continued at a high rate, those to the Soviet Union have dropped after hitting a peak in December, and those to the Middle and Fur East have dropped sharply. However, thc President said that on the eastern front, lend-leasc sup- YANKS HALTED AT TERRACINA plies will continue to the Russian armies, for new blows that will be timed to our advances. Several Operations Indicated Several limes in Mr. Roosevelt's letter, and in the report itself, the forthcoming attack was referred to in the plural ns "invasions." This confirms recent belief that there may be several sea-borne blows al thc European continent. Tlie President stressed that American forces will go into battle side by side with men from many oilier Allied nations. He asserted that through lend- lease we have made certain that every man in the battle forces of oilier Unilc'd Nations will have what he needs to hit the common enemy. Lend-lease figures reveal the prep- arations'for the coming Invasions, In the first 00 days of this year, over 2,000 planes, almost 2,000 tanks, and over 60,000 motor vehicles were scni to other United Nations. The report {summed up the totals from thc beginning of ,thc program in March 1941;' Since then we have scut more than SO^OOO'planes.'alxiiit 25,000 tanks and 800,000 mlll- ; tary motor .vehicles to the forces o our' Allies.' •' : China To Get Supplies '• Of the Far Enst, Mr. Roosevel ,'; said that'when better coipiriunica- "" .lions are'established we shall be able .to pour lend-lease supplies into He added rthat our offensives in ; battle '. Germany's defeat. The President pointed .out that we had sent Russia'nearly 9000 planes by March 1,-''1944. 'This is more than we had'sent under lend-lease to any other military .theater. . He said .the Soyiet Union is preparing new blows from the east k 1 ) when other Allied forces'' strike ^ against' Europe from the west. ' Mr.'Roosevelt declared that lend- lcasc aid to Great Britain has had nn important part in building the gigantic United Nations striking force that now is Britain. Abbott Born, Worth $3000 Burns Saturday Raiders Hit Marcus, Japs Say : __„ 1, ——-—• ,—, ,——^i *' . • ^^ Sub Makes Daring Rescue Near Truk Fire of unknown origin, abctte by a high wind, swept the Farmer Auction Sale Barn on the Barflelcl road about 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon .destroying the large barn which was valued by C. M. Abbott, owner, at $3,000. Several hogs and yearlings also were lost in the flames. The Blythevllle Fire Department, and men working ill nearby fields vere unable to right the flames be- ause of the lack of water facilities. The fire had gained considerable icadway before the alarm was turned in. It ,was believed that no one was at the bam when the fire started,-and where or how the flames originated remained a mystery to-, ay. The barn, which measured 10 feet wide and, 100 feet long, was rented by Mr. Abbott lo several fajmers and was used lor weekly auction sales. Tlie building was partially covered - - .id. Truk clilrlt Crewmen from the U. S. submarine Tang, help aboard navy fliers who were shot down off the April iilth and 30lh air strike. The fliers made water landings, look to their life-rafts. During I two days operations, the Tang, commanded by Lieut. Commander Hlclmrd II. O'Kiinc, U. S. N., rescued otal of 22 downed fliers and brought them nil safely back lo Penil Hnrbo,-; .L'Offlclnl Nuvy photo Iro NBA Tel o]ihoto.> ';-• , '.'''...•. f- the Pacific'nre•• proof that the attle"Toi-'-'Japart-ts"not Awaiting .on • ' American Task Force Ventures Within 7200 Miles Of Tokyo , lly Unllcrl 1'rf.s.t '•-.-'••• Another of Japan's ialniKhdel'enne burners apparently ins boon milled, this one only about 1200 miles from Tokyo self. The report comes from the enemy uapilnl. Tokyo siiys 11 American task force willed deep into lh« sontlieiistern to Japan to stugu a two-day raid on Mumia sland Saturday and yesterday. The Jap communique, picked up in London today, Hiiys tie attack was launched from tlio waters east of tlie Benin slniuls, indicating that the la«k force may have been closer linn 1000 inilos to Japan. The . Unnlns lie Imly COD miles uulh of the Jap mainland and bunt 750 miles .west of Mnrcus. The report, as usual, lalms the damage to Mareiis was icllglhlc iind ndds .Hint 32 Yank italics were shot down. '.:•/'. The .last officially reported "til? .nek on Murcus look place on Bcp- cmbcr I, I94II..AI that time, irlargc Manila Students Can Vegetables For Hot Lunches MANILA, May 22—Taking advantage of the community canning plant which recently opened herb, the''.Manila Future Farmers of America 'and Home Economics girls of the local high school have canned two .tons of beets for use in the school hot lunch program. The students ate) have canned one and one-hall tons,, of carrots, which made a total of 1,597 cans of carrots to be consumed in the hot lunchroom' next year. « The canning, plant is open to the, public each Tuesday and Thursday. There-Is no charge for the use of the plant, and assistance will be given those who desire it. Either tin cans or glass jars may be used by Die canners, who furnish trielr own products, containers, salt, sugar, soap and dishtowcls. Bennett Child Dies Joe Albert Bennett, Ihrcc-year- olcl son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B.'Bennett, died at 1 o'clock this morning at Blythevillc Hospital where he was admitted yesterday afternoon. In addition to his parents, he leaves a younger sister, Linda Jane Bennett. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon ,nt thc Church of Christ with IheiRcv. Oscar L. Hayes, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made at Elmwood Cemetery. " ' i Cobb Funera.l Home is in charge of arrangements. by insurance, Mr. Abbott sa: OP A Suspension Orders Backed By Supreme Court WASHINGTON, May• 22.j'<UP) Tlie Supreme Court has upheld the power of the Office of Price Administration to issue suspension' orders against business firms that have.vio- lated rationing regulations.' . ; .^ ; "..The court split'8 to 1 on the case; Justice • Owen;, J; ^Robertf. dissented, the ruling upheld an''OPA order requiring .a Washington fuel oil dealer,to restrict fuel oil sales and deliveries to those customers. who were,on the firm's books on October 21, 1942. ' .':'...". Justice William O. Douglas delivered the majority opinion. He said the court could- not quarrel With the President's war-time power to take away from n wastefpl agency and route to an efficient one, a precious supply of material needed for the manufacture .of articles of war. And he adcied: In times of war thc national, interest cannot wait on individual claims to preference Fliers To Get Magnesium Destroyed By Flames In Detroit DETROIT, May 22 (UP)—A spectacular blaze, believed to have been touched off by lightning, . Has destroyed some $50,000 worth of magnesium in Detroit. The fire centered In 800,000 pounds of magnesium scrap from the Michigan aluminum magnes^ ium company. • ' Tlie flare from the fiercely blazing metal was reflected for miles in the sky and aroused thousands of resldenls early today. ''Sparks from the blaze set fire to a nearby home, which was completely destroyed. Magnesium Is th c principal ingredient of incendiary bombs. ' • Final Arrangements For BAAF Ceremony Being Made Today ; Plans for 1 'graduation exercise' to be held- at '2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Blylhevillc Army Air'Field had .not been announced this morning as arrangements for the speaker had not Been completed. However, "it, was believed plans would be completed late today. Members, of class 44-E will br presented their silver wings by Col. Kurt M/;Landon, commmidins o'fffcer, and -."the .new pilots wll be sworn .In 'as...commissioned of- officors by Captain Norman Kav- anaitgh, adjutant. Music for. the event will be furnished by the 051st AAF Band under the direction of Warran Officer Bernard Kurschcl. Arkansas Briefs^. 1IG[;KNA. May 24 (UP)—Miss ; Junc'WIiilc "f Helena tins uef : n awarded a scholarship at the summer session of Icrn llniversity's Journalism Department High School InslM lillc. A junior al Helena,••High sUioiil, Mlv> Wn|c IKS been at live In high school journalism ' ciisses She recently »on first places In news sponsored by Ihc Univ Arkansas Journalism Depart nient among hljh school stu ilcnls. ROGERS, May ZZ (Dr)^TIic University of Arkansas Meclicul School's mobile bluoil unit will tic at the Rogers city hall Wednesday. And some 30 persons already have volunteered (o give blood ton plasma. Rogers doctors and their, assistants will aid the mobile unit's staff during the day. Ship 'Raymond Clapper' Is Launched In Florida JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 22 (U.P.)—Tlie ship "Raymond Clapper 1 ' named In honor of the late columnisl, was launched at the St. John's river Shipbuilding Corn- any today. lunching ceremony was broad- ast over a coast-to-coast radio etwork and highlighted the na- ion's observance of National Inritime Day. The new ship was co-sponsored jy Mrs. Clapper and Miss Janet Clapper, the widow and daughter >f the newsman who' : was killed n .a South Pacific plane crash ast- February. Speakers at the ceremony included Senator Claude Pepper of Florida, and Thomas Stokes of Washington, who represents the Scripps-Howard newspaper. New York Stocks A T & T 158'71! Anaconda Copper 2o 1- Beth Steel • 58 l-< M Chrysler ..'. 84 3 ~- W'Coca Cola 11511 Gen Electric 35 3 Gen Motors 59 3- Montgomcry Ward 435-8 N Y Central 18 Hit Harvester '3 North Am Aviation 8 Republic Steel 16 3- Rndio 3 1- Socony Vacuum 12 5- Studebaker 157- Standard of N J 55 3- Texas Corp ,;v,..'481- Packard •,;...;. iWfl"-'4 1- U S Steel ,..;,,,-,- i ,'.. 1 rt..' 1 !!"6l-l- 1 Garner Funeral Is Set Thursday Mother Of Nine Dies At Hospital Sunday; Native Of Alabama Mrs, Fannie Monlz Garner, who canle to this section from Alabama in a covered wagon many years ago, died at 6 p.m. yesterday at Blythc- ville Hospital after a short illness She wns 54 nnd the mother, of nine children, four of whom are in the armed forces. •. : Born in Sulligent, Ala., Mrs. Garner was a resident of near Blythe- vllle until she moved about three years ago to Charier Oak, Mo, She leaves her husband, M., H Garner; six sons, M. L. Garner o Monette, James L. Garner of Cter tcr Oak, Cecil Garner of the Navj dio 3-c, overseas, Pvl. Adriai ellh Garner of Ihe Marine Corps nENTONVII.LE, IHfay 22 (UP) —County courthouse offices will lie closed al Bentonvllle o" Saturday afternoons frnm June 3 on for the rest of thc summer. County Convicts Overcome Guard Three'Negroes Sought In Missouri After Break Last Night The "search for-tlirec^eFcnpfd Negro convicts, wlio .overpowered prison guard last night, grabbed gun and fled from the ' County Farm, today •'spread to Soulhens Missouri. . : ' ' : ' The. Negroes made their cscapi from.tho Coimty Farm near Luxori about 9 o'clock when Buddy BroHD Negro, attacked one of the priaoi guards, and after taking his gun fled with his two companions. I was believed thnt another of 111 escaped convicts nlso wns armed. •' Officers scoured Mississippi Colin ly last night, for the. three mlsstn men,'and this morning reports froi the .Slate Line Indicated that th men were In that vicinity. The missing men besides Brow nre Frank Atkins of Blylhevillc an Benny Thomas. American carrier tnsk force hurled liio 'bombers mid tighten; .he outpost.. Enemy defenses and supply Insinuations .were heavily hit. As .for the weekend raid, the Japanese: say. 91 cnrrlcr-linsct plnnes made five attacks on Saturday, and 38 planes hit twice yesterday. ' . ' I.line jliildcr lilts .Kurllcs Another "blow .even closer (6 TVik o's doorstep cnmo'from Ihc north Lvil. A lone Aloiillans-bnsed Liber .or. bomljqr made the wnr'ji deep it penetrations.of theKurllcs,' on) 00 miles from Japan proper. The raid was centered oti.SJl! iiishlrl arid- Kctol where Install^ oils were blaslcd. Tlic.s c blows undoubtedly Impre.s :ic Japanese with the im-rlcim ability to strike anywlier i the t'n'clflc," and ftt.nhy time. ' Allied forces' have' complelcd 1 an Iher mljestone'• of ,isuccess • In"U 'aclflc.' • Qerierhl •' MncArtlnir ai Court Disturbances . May Bring Jail Terms WASHINGTON, May 22 (UP) — Judge Edward C. Elclier Is getting lough In thc trial of the 2D scrtl- onlsls. Toda v he declared that thc next ]crson who Creoles a disturbance urlng the trial will be given one cek in jail. Judge Eicher then imposed con- cmpt fines of $200 and $100 re- pcctively on defendant Ellis O. ones and Attorney Henry Klein. And at thc same time, he denied Ix motions for a mistrial. TODAY'S WAR ANAl.YBIB Enemy Fleet In the Pacific Still Hiding B» JAMEH HARPER United Prwi Staff Writ" loiihccs" tliat American ' Iroop's lini omplc loly ". ajjnl hllu ted. i,lic Jao icse 'clcfiihders^ > near' the" sue"' 1 Mik'dc .ntrstrlp on the Dlilch .No jiilhca cons.l. • v ' : - - • ', And oitr eiiglnccrs may cVen.iiow ic putting: Ihc airstrip In shape' for ulure blows against this. -Philippines, only a little more than 1200 niles away. : ";. !'''.V'.' :. More Jap Casualties Another 111 Jnpaiiesc were, killed Saturday morning In -the r ;nrea, which brings to 876 tho enemy: loll for Ihc lliree-day old operation. Onto more, . Japan's navy has urncd rtowiii an Invitation in battle. Radio Tokyo snys an American ask force hiw moved to wllliln 100 miles.6f Japan to bomb tho slnnd of Mnrcus. Tins broadcast claims the hssnull cnmo from the west,- whlclv means the task force slipped through waters dominated by the Bonlns,' which/nro only COO nlles from Jnpan. Again, tho c'tajny fleet has cowed In hiding. Only Hie olhcr day, radio Tokyo 8 n VQ the reason for'Its failure to seek bat,tle. Tho broadcast said Jaiian wants to disappoint nnd baltlo-whn't'lt cnllcd/America's "iiniiileur strategists," Actually, ,th n rovcrsb Is ttuo. Jnp ancsc, ! notV Aiiierlcniii Btra,leBlsl- arc disappointed mid baffled. A. Admlrnl, "' 1Ljir '' : -' -'-'-' J '-'" tho -Japi . ..,. . . . close'to shore because mir .subma rlhcs 'have deprived' It Of- the fns big' tankers' oil-burning "warship, must hnve. For InsUincc, .wilhou their ' 20-kiiot tmikbrf Amerlcn warships- could never hnvo take such.swift action In tlio' l btittlo Iho Coral Son. ' ' Frotecllon lacking There'- are other reasons for Jn pans naval weakness, Amerlcn submarines .. have" sunk, not or» NtrnlvX Uns.' r(0ln.tcd/ t aul iiits D^rirvvy t v hi us L?" ro m ii\i >atrol$ Enter tazi Stronghold Jut forced Ou 1 ^ Main American Forci Now Being Held Up In Drive Toward Roi ALLIED ijEADQUARTERS.i Dies, May 22 (U P)—Gcrmaiijpjj making a desperate, llth hour '" fort/ lo bait tho American call novlng up Italy's west coast ward nome u ," j 'Die Nazis have tiuo*ii an tire regiment, against' Amci f01 ccs now A|i the outskirts Torrnclna, anchor of the new emy defense line. The main A Icnn forces now are held up Elde the city And American patrols' '* which cnrllei . had entered the,;- lown proper, have been forced ,< back at dome points almost three i miles i t ' ', , However, Allied h,ca.d.p l u,nrters ro- r ^ vcul-i Hint thc Germans ha\e com-' milted 17 divisions to the battle- 1 firttit In Itn|y nnfl Hint they havo no further reserves south of Rome Already, the Germans nre Hint they mny have to e omc without n fight Withdrawal Predicted Ihc British rndlo quotes the n?l party organ as predicting a 01 man withdrawal to northern aly soon The broadcast notes the NnrUcontrolled limvlan telegraph news ng£ s saying' < ' From whit can be judged ue German withdrawal will con-" lime until (t reaches northern tnlv Only the German high com- land can decide where' It will rder the lioop-s to make a de- Iblve istalid ' s ' i , ,1 United states troops HOW sland^ ng before Terraclna, arc within* 1 alr'ifillefi of'the heart" of Romp They nko are-only 23 miles short" of a Junction with Allied forces* in the Aiulo beachhead. " There, oh the bcachcad, the.'[Gcr- Iwvc .htt,,£he AlhV " " L LffV'V'Jf.*. -i. ».r»i .W** Train Kills Farmer Tom Ezell, farmer near Paragould and brother of Sam Ezel of Leaehvillc,. was killed about. 2 o'clock Sunday morning by southbound Missouri Pacific frelgh train. He was 46. h He also leaves his wife, fou daughters, thre,e sons, two sisters another brother, and his mother ntloncd in San Diego, Calif., an orp. Aubrey Garner and Cor like Garner, botn also In the Ma ne Corps, stationed In the Soul acific; three daughters, Mrs. Ru sell Oaines of Blylheville, and Mr Ruby Walden and Miss Samm ,anc Garner of Charter Oak, ai hrec brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be held o'clock Thursday afternoon at Charter Oak Baptist Church with he Rev. A. T. Wllkerson, pastor, officiating. Cobb Funeral Home Is In charge of arrangements. New York Cotton open Mar. . 1941 May . 1920 •July .- 2069 Oct. . 1992 high low close pr.c 1952 1940 1943 194 1921 1920 1921 191 2073 2062 2064 206 1995 1989 1991 199 :c,'./l»G6i 1969 16G3 I960 19 J. O. Roepke Dies- J. O. Rocrikc of Kcnosha, Wl: brother of Mrs. F. G. Rclchc died in a Kcnosha hospital Friday iflcrnoon following n long Illness. Fimcrnl services will be held tomorrow In Kcnoslia. Mrs. Rclchel has been in Kcno- ...m for the pasl two weeks, having •one there to ue with her brother when his Illness became critical. Late Bulletins WASHINGTON, May 22 (UD —Thc Navy has notified tlie lircwslcr Aircraft Corporation that its conlracl for produr- fion nf Corsair fisWcr planes will he terminated. Production of the planes nl IJre«"sler T s I.onp Islam! City, New York, and Jolinsonvillc, I'a., plants will slop by July 1 . But II was no easy conquest. A report from headquarters says Ih? .Japs rratsled. bitterly. And In :tho final stages of their extcrnilnatlon they even used guns mounted ' on disabled aircraft. - • Across the Pacific on the Asiatic land front, Chinese and American Infantrymen have herded the doomed Japanese garrison at Myltkylna Into a narrow corner of the city. 1 While 43 miles to (he west, Allied forces tightened a ring around thousands of enemy Iroops In the lower Mogoiing valley. ' Official reports Indicate that Allied land and air forces arc on the verge of the.greatesl victory In the 2!) months of the Southeast Asia campaign. Mere than 250 .OflO Japanese battle 'disunities have been counted snlct .January, when the present offensive began nnd thousands more face Imminent death. . tankers, but supply .ships as we Consequently, tho, Navy has hnd rely on small warships to fen troops and supplies to outlyh gnrrlsoris. That has placed the ve sels Mil vulnerable positions ai IIUBC numbers of Ihcm have goi down,, All, lold, Ihe Allies have sun 126 Jap destroyers, six big carriers and 58 cruisers. Japan has only lost Ihrce of Us approximately 16 baltlcshlps. But llioso that remain no longer hnve thc protection they need for a show-down fight. Kir a while, observers believed Japan would wait until our Pacific fleet moved to within striking distance of Its land-bused air power. Tims, It could substitute bombers tor warships us protectors of 1U capital ships. But the naval task force which lilt the Palau Islands moved to within 400 miles of the Philippines. Still, the Japs refused .Where Nazis Flood Lowlandsy Nimllsi has cautiously WASHINGTON, May 2Z (tJI'l —Thc Navy announces i Army medium bombers attacked t'onape in* Ihc Caroline Islands on . Friday lligbl nncl again during daylight on Sit- urday. N. O. Cotton - open high low close . Mar. . 1944 1946 1943 19441) !343b May . -1925 1S25 1024 19211) I320b July . 2085 208G 2078 2080 2084 Oct. . 1993 1996 1990 19D3 1992 To Missing Forf Pilot • ARKALELPHIA, Ark., May 22 (UP)—A missing soldier got his A. B. Degree posthumously at graduation exercises al OUachila College this morning. The degree was awarded Lieut. William C. Stcll. a flying Fortress pilot who wns reported missing after a flight over the Gulf of Xlexlco recently. Stell flew 50 missions over Eur : ope before returning to this country. He was-a senior ministerial student at Ouachlta when he went Into service with the Nnlional Guard Guard four years ago. I Dec. . 1907 1970 1965 Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCK- YARDS—(WFA)—Livestock: Hogs: 38,500; salnblc 38,000; top 13.70; 180270 Ibs. 13.70; 140-160 Ibs. 11-12. Sows 11,10-11.20. Cattle 5,200; salable 4,000; calves 1800; all salable; mixed yearlings & heifers 14.50-15,75; cows 12-13.50; canners and cutters 1-9.50; slaughter steers 11.50-16.75; slaughter heifers 10-10,25; stockcr and feeder steers 0.75-14. Coast landi and Zuidcr Zoo fio»o been iccloimed from sea by dike!, canclt ond pumping lyitemi. Re flooding meant year! of labor anrl huge iums of mon«y for another reclamation. NORTH BRABANT habitants are being tracuared to FlonJmarcol Map above shows where, according lo reports from Dutch and Belgian Underground, German engineers have put thousands of square kilometers", of Holland, Belgium and western France under water, destroying thc pump, dike and canal systems, as an anti-invasion defense. Many inundated areas are ' polders -land reclaimed'from the sea Just before' Ihc wai^ start. Salt water will "poison" the land tor agricultural use for many-year*.' - battle. AdmlrM .. advanced one reason why Japan's navy may have remained undci wraps. Back In March, he said o the enemys warships: "They have huge areas to patro nnd maybe that Is why Ihcy haven't been our way." Empire Too Extensive Tme, the Japs control an cniplri measuring nearly Ihrce mlllioi square miles, the area of Conllncn tal United States. Thc .Japaucs Nnvy cannot be everywhere at once Thus, vnsl stretches of the cmplr arc open lo seizure. Area^s whlcl produce vital war materials. Area whose capture will shove our bomb cr front over closer to Iho enemy' homeland. The truth of thc mailer is slmpl this. Greedily, Japan gobbled u more empire than It could digest must spread Its sea strength thl even to provide its outposts wit supplies, let alone provide thcr with protection. And all this time, AlUed sea | strength Is growing. The'- United Stales Pacific fled even now Is believed to be almost twice the size of the Jap navy. And- by the iirst of thc year, It will be augmented by two super aircraft carriers, capable of sending out long-range mul- tl-engincd planes. Tlie Pacific fleet already is capable of operating several huge task forces simultaneously, and tho British have a third force based on Ceylon In the Indian Ocean. The best Japan can hope for Is to '. let Us navy remain what is known as "fleet-in-bclng." Under this plan, developed by Germany In the last war, Its out-numbered warships would remain In hiding. Thus, they would Inject an element of the unknown Into Allied planning. And by their very existence, they would pin down Allied vessels that otherwise might bs used In offensive: battle. .'..';.-.-..' .vl .»X* i V, Germany used this I system .In tho afi attempt to feel oyt _,_ The Gc.rma.ns aftg'have laid! n heavy smoke-screen to hide movements on the cast rln the beachhead .Infantry Takes Town _,, American troops drew up bi?foVe" Terraclna after a JQ-mlle advance from captured Fondl United Stntcs War Correspondent Roper, writing from the front, snys a handful of Infantrymen undei Lieut Colonel Walter .yenrger of Maoon, ai, captured the town However, a group of slgnnl corps men, laying. communications lines, actually got ahead of the infnntry nnd tnnk$ and reached Fondl first rhoy Inld wire right up to the itsHrls, then sal down to wait or the battle units to catch up Ith tbcm.'Ohe of the commurilca- ons men 'said the Germans were ulllng book so fast, they could ave had the town for the ask- g^Viltn no more weapons than headset and a spool o! wire On the.,'Americiiri flank, French roops have ripped the heart out f the Hitler Line by cutting tho netny's lateral supply road from '.intccorvo to Pico Fifth Army roops,»,also have {driven Into the btithern outskirts of Pontecorvo tselt Norlh of Ihe LIrl river. Polish troops have broken into Piedemonte, Ihe northern anchor, of the Hitler Line. And latest re- aoilf lell of bloody street fighting inside thc town Resenes Thinned The Germans now seem to have opeheil their show-down battle for soilthern Italy. Headquarters spokesmen reveal that they have thinned out-their forces -In the north nnd on the Adriatic front lo 4 lry lo save thc Hitler Line. They alro have weakened their ring around the Anzio .beachhead to musler/enough reserves to, meet the- Incoming Fifth Army. Meanwhile, thc Allies have beanicd * a broadcast to Italian patriots pBhlnd the German lines, telling them to stand by for orders for a general uprising. They also were! told to keep In touch with foreign '.elements in the German arniy so they will be able to desert *hen "the moment comes to strike'. 1 Across j.ttie Adriatic, the Germans also have brought up re- inforcernlnts In Yugoslavia in ah attempt to halt Marshal Tito's offensive -through .slovonla. But Allied wafplanes still are active in southern' Europe: They'flew 14.00 sorties jeslcrday in support of the Italian 'gnmrid. advance' at a loss of five plaries. Chicago Wheat 'open high low close July . 163 1 ! 165 Sept, 163K 164V4 166)4 161*1 161& Chicago Rye op*n high low close July Sept. 113 .112 11415 112' last war and In the end its sailors mutinied and its \essels were scuttled, or surrendered. Japan can • hope fcr, little more In this war,

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