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to BfflFTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST Anw-A Mn » Q AMP, a^ ......... . ___________ ^ 1 .«-J If K^/ l—NO. Gl Blylhevlllo Daily News Blythevllle Courier Blylhevllle Herald • Mississippi Valley Leader NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Hud invites World To Capital On Peace Hy United 1'ress ScM'eUiry of Stale Hull Ulemoriul Day—wlicn Ihc nation pauses to honor it.s war dead—(o initiale the first slciis ol a new move towards owling all wars. Hull reveals llial representatives of Britain, Russia ami China arc being invited to the United Slates to parlidnalc in informal conversation an a postwar organixalion lo preserve the peace. ' Hull said a is up to (hose nn- *• lions to decide who their representatives will he. lint it is being assumed thai Soviet ConmiLsur of Foreign Relations Molotov nnrt llritish Affairs Secretary Men like- Ij 1 will come. It is also believed that Hull will speak for (he United States. Seek World Orpinizallnn Invitations to Britain and Russia were extended by' Hull In a 45- mliuite meeting today with Britisl! Ambassador Halifax and Soviet Ambassador Gromyko. Hull arranged n later conference with the , Chinese ambassador for the same purpose. Hull's postwar world organization ol [lie big powers rather than an international army or police force. It also is believed thai null has received general approval from a special senate committee to proceed wllli creation of the organization as soon as possible. Even such prc Pearl Harbor isolationists as Senator Wheeler expressed approval of Hull's plan for action now. American military men, scattered on far-flung battle-fronts, also observed Memorial Day today. In England, British and- American generals held services at Cambridge in the 'American military cemetery where: many ; of our airmen arc buried., Army and''Navy attaches of the American Embassy laid wreaths at the Lincoln statue 1n London's Parliament ••Square. And Commander Cijrtls of -London Post No. 1 of the American Legion laid a wreath '.at the;cenotaph. ^ Beachhead Services ' General' -Mark Clark .held'tf.Hpipial Memorial Day ceremony fii.'the-bwichh'ead cemetery ' : .el Nc'tliirTfr;-:*'Italy.- He 'predicted that Rome y scarL,}vould be In Allied hands as' : he' pKid tribute "to the fal!'*. America n,;, British and 'other '• splrtiWK, o^'his HUh; Army. '"'we'shall have freed this first of (lie European capitals from Ihe Nazi iyramn'." . Hundreds of Allied soldiers heard Clark speak at the largest military burial ground in Italy. On the home front, solemn Memorial Day services were 'held ^throughout the land—a slern rc- ^ minder of what lies ahead of us in Ihc present conflict. Rear Admiral William Brent Young, Navy simply chief, warned a gathering at Georgetown University in Washington that D-nav will bring casualties such as American Armies never have suffered before. Tills said Admiral Young- is (lie crucial hour of our history. In cemeteries green with spring in small New'England towns and in Iowa, in the shaded cemeteries ot big cities, families nnd officials placed wreaths on graves of the warrior dead. Governors Pledge Unity At Arlington, the President's wreath was laid on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in ceremonies starling al 11 this morning as hundreds watched. Other wreaths were laid b v some two dozen organizations. A small flag fluttered al the head of e ach grave in Arlington. But al Gettysburg, where the old North and old South were once locked in .struggle, 38 state gover- S'lors pledged unity of spirit and W purpose in nationally-broadcast Memorial Day services. The governors placed wreaths on markers commemorating their respective slates' sons who fell during the war between the states. But while the governors pledged unity of purpose, troubles on the strike front continue unabated. Some 60,000 workers arc involved in labor disputes from const to coast today. The most unusual dispute involved the Brewstcr Aeronautical plants at Long Island City, N. Y., and at Jol|iisville, Penna., where the workers refused lo leave the plants despite Navy cancellation of warplane contracts. The wildcat strike of lumber workers continued in the far West. And striking bakery drivers and Parke Davis pharmaceutical em- ployes refused to end their walkouts al Detroit. Motor coach • employes continued lo strike at Washington. Holiday bus traffic was diverted from the Pennsylvania Greyhound line to other lines and railroads. Arkansas Briefs MTTI,K HOOK.—The Advisory Committee of HID Arkansas Oil Industry Is going to help (he Ol'A fight the black market in gasoline. Sleetins' with officials of Ihe Arkansas dislrlr-1 Ol'A yesterday, (he ttiiiHiiUIci; rjromiseil d> instruct all dealers and distributors (n nolliy OPA if loose or counterfeit coupons are offerer) IJicm for sale. And the committee also will instruct >*hc gasoline dealers to sec Unit all coupon* bear proper endorsement. M. It. Springer of Little Jtock was named chairman of the romniidcc. and K. G. Hlollcy of Little Itock was elected secretary. JON'ERIIOKO. _ Tax Collei.'.or Andrew Kalon says (hat yoll t.H.v receipts have been issued to approximately (brce hundred CraiR- hciid county Negroes wbo arc expected lo seek voting privileges in Die Dcmocrafio primaries this summer. Boy Scouts To Hold Jamboree Norrh Mississippi County Members To Meet Here Thursday Two affairs of. particular Interest to Boy Scouts' and Scoulcrs of North Mississippi Coi\pty have been planned'.for. .Thursday^ afternoon an'd night, il'"was" anhomiced today by O. p. Rniney, district -Boy Scout chairman. The first food and cooking morning. Each tils own tent, equipment. The committee in charge of the camporec Is directed by W. P. Mc- Danlcl and Bancroft Terry, cochairmen, and is composed of W. B. Crawford, R. B. Stout and Randolph Smith. In conjunction with the cnm- poree, the regular quarterly Court of Honor will be held at the Park beginning at 8 Thursday night, o'clock. Presentation Lonsdale Estate Offered For Recreation Center HOT SPRINGS, Ark., May 30. (UP)—A large GOO acre estate created by the late John G. Lonsdale •)i being offered to the government '.or reclamation and recreational purposes for servicemen back from the war zones. .. Administrator John G. Loiisdale, Jr., says U an agreement is made the government would be in charge of the estate lor the duration. , Lonsdale has turned his offer over to Governor Adkins and Arkansas senators who will try to interest Ihe government In using the estate. The estate has been a gathering social headquarters for the youniscr pet from Garland, Saline and Hot Springs counties. of colors will be nade by members of Company K of th e Arkansas State Guard, and the invocation will be given by W. B. Nicholson. Tiie introduction of members of the Court of Honor will be made by Rosco Crafton, clplrman: songs will be led by Lucicn B. Coleman: the Rev. B. S. Baird. pastor of First Christian Church, will address the Scouts, and awards for merit badges, advancement In various ranks, and civic service awards will be made by members of the Advancement committee, composed of HLYTHKV1U,10. ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, MAY 80, IfM'l MEMORIAL DAY; There Are Mdny to Remember Corrogidor Gtiadiilcanrtl New Georgia Bougaliwilte Tarawa Kwajnlcii) Eniwotok Hollaiidia Admiralty Is. Cape Gloucester S;'.lerno • ••• Caasino Casablanca Fantelleria Kiska Battle of the Atlantic l America today finds thousands of new names on the roster o( its honored dead who arc remembered in reverence this Memorial Day. And lo llic plarjc-names of Ihe war's dark days—Peart Harbor, : Wakc Island, Balaan—have been added scores of new ones, wriUcn In blaming letters that _^^ -i-' -•'•• illumine the over-clear palhi lo final victory. Boy Scouts from Manila, Lcach- ville, Lost Cane, Lone Oak, Clear Lake, Promised. Land, Armorel, Brown,, Burciette and Blytheville, will assemble nt 2 o'clock in the -afternoon al Walker Park, where lenfs will lie set up in patrol and troop formation, ready for inspection at 4 o'clock. During the evening, contosls will be held In signaling, relays, fire building.' tenl pitching, height judging and first aid. Scouts and their adult leaders will spend the night nt camp, abandoning camp al 10 o'clock Friday ' " ' Scout is to bring Fire Destroys House A two-room . house; at. .2002 .Rose street was!- destroyed by fire about 4:45 o'clock yeslcrday afternoon. Most " f Llle f > lrnisl <nigs of the , " am "' auscd . were also lost m the ^ (lle "I'loslon of an oil stove. The property Is owned by Jim Howard, Negro. Damage to the building nnd furnishings were estimated nt $500 by Fire Chief Roy Head. Nazi 'Bigwigs' Approve Lynching Of Allied Fliers LONDON, May, 30 (U.P.)—Tile German radio turned its propaganda machine full blast against American and British airmen today. A Nnxi spokesman sniri, and we quote—"Nobody ill 'the world will blnme Germany if we hold the view thnt justice demands we call murderers murderers and treal them accordingly." Added the broadcast: "The French people, as well as women strollers and sportsmen In Germany, are being made largcts of murderers who swoop O-iwn lo low levels and pick off their victims with machine guns." Then the spokesman said: "The world has had to take notice of the fact thai the German people have now accumulated thai amount of hate In which Justice no longer is determined by the letter of the law, but solely by Ihe facts. The murderous lust nf American and British air gangsters makes il impossible for the sound instincts of people to con- Rosco Crafton ai)« W. L. Homer,' ti'nue treating utne criminals like co-chairmen, R. B. Stout, Graham Sudbury, Farmer England, Jesse Taylor. Marcus Evrard, W. R. Crawford, R. L. Sherridk andW.B. Nicholson. The public, esiwcially parents of the Scouts, <ir c invited lo attend the Court of Honor, Mr. Raine v said today. honorable soldiers.'' Prolcsl iiish Kate MEXIO CITY. (UP) _ Mexico City bus rldere-,who may ride 10 miles for Ihc equivalent ol two ccnls U.'S.—arc'protcstiiiB a bus company proposal for a higher fare. • • • - Reporter With 'Nose For News' Fails To Locate Jaycee Goat Who has the goat? This newspaper has lost track of the Junior Chamber of Commerce "membership goat," as It no longer graces the neighborhood of the editor, but reports of what the goat already lias accomplished have not been forgotten. Use of a goat lo obtain new members for the Junior Chamber of Commerce, whose membership has been decreased during war time because only men under 35 are included, may sound like a "stinky" idea bnl it dirt Ihe trick. Not many 4-Fs arc left In Blylhe- ville of Jaycee age and most of those eligible now grace Inclusion in that civic organization. The plan used'Is simple fenough. goat, lent b/'M: : U' NlchpU-'Wns presented President Louis Davis who played host to the kindly animal for three days until his member was on the dotted line. He passed "Mrs. Goat" to the nexl In line alphabetically until 38 members had been obtained when news of the goat last was announced. At thai time, the club reporter, Elbcrt Huffman, had the record tor keeping the goat lotigesU-lt took him 10 days to get an eligible member. He passed the female on to Alton Jaggcrs whose back yard was being neatly chewed when the writer last, heard of the Jaycee goat. The owner of the goat has promised the Junior Chamber of Commerce a gift of a kid, after the female goat has served Its purpose nnd, been returned to Its fnrm, mid a barbecue is planned. Father Of Samue! F.NorrisDies James Bennett Norris Fatally Stricken At Florida Home James Bennett Norris of Klsslin- mee, Pin., father of Samuel F. Norris, died this morning nl Osccola Hospital there of a heart ailment. He was 03. ' Funeral services will be held al Ricdel Funeral Home in KlssliuiiicQ tomorrow afternoon by the Hcv. R. L. Ovcrstrcet before the body Is brought to Blyllicvillc for shnpte rites nnd burial Sunday aftcrinon al Elmwood Ccmclery. N Arrangements will be announced later. Sninuel P. Norris arrived at his father's bedside Sunday afternoon, having been called when he was stricken witli a hcnrl attack, Born In Blue Mountain, Miss., the son of the Intc Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Norris, he was reared in New Albany and Ponlotoc, Miss., before moving to Water Valley, Miss., where the fninily lived ninny ycnrs. Connected with a railroad system n number of years, he later was in Ihc hold business in Jackson, Mi?K., and Eureka Springs, Ark., bcfor'e t^i'iS to Klsslmmcc three years ago because of 111 health. He is survived bv Ills wife, Mrs. Fannie Crawford Norris; two daughters. Mrs. Arthur Johnson of Burlington, N. C., and Miss Mnrlhn Lyn Norris of Kisshnmce, two siMers, Mrs. I). M. Palmer 'if Memphis and Mrs. Arthur Slinnds of Sherman, -Miss., and a brother, Lcland Norris ol Water Valley. Cobb Funeral Home Is in charge. Approve Added Airline Service For Arkansas WASHINGTON, Mny 30. fUl'f- Two Civil Aeronautics Board examiners have recommended Hint the Delta Air Corporation be authorized to ny Irbih • Birmingham to Memphis by way of Tupelo, Miss. They also recommended that American Airlines be permitted to fly from Little Rock to Oklahoma City, by way of Fort Smith, Ark., and that Chicago and Southern Airlines he allowed to Include Little Rock ns a stop on its Pine Dliiff- Shreveiwrt route. The restriction preventing Eastern Airlines from serving Birmingham except on flights officially extending from New Orleans to Washington— or points beyond those—would Iw removed If the examiners' recommendations are followed. Mother Of Lay B. f/cfi Dies jA/fer,, Lo/ip .Illness.: Mrs. Anna Eich, inulliur of Loy B. Eich, died yesterday in liiicyins. Ohio, at the home of .a son. Sho had been in II! hcnllh for .scvcrnl months. Funeral services': vylll lie held Thursday afternoon . In Bucyrus Mr. Eich, wb.i, with' his son, lay Allen,- was In Chicago when he was notified of his moliicr's dcalh, will fillcnd the funeral. Five Local Girls To Attend Girl's State At Capitol Arkansas girls will have an opportunity to gain llrslhanded Information about Ihe organization of stale nnd city (government as they formulate their own state next week when Girls' State convenes In Lltlle Rock Saturday, following the adjourning of Boys' State which has been In session since 'May 27. Attending the affair from here will be five girls, chosen by Ihe American Legion, Legion Auxiliary, Order of the Eastern Star, and Kt- wanfs Club. They arc Mary Sue Berryman, daughter of Mr. anil Mrs. Haluli Hcrryman; Emily wlxson, daughlcr of Mr. nnd Mrs. Ralph Wixson of Burdcllc; Juanlla Mc- Miillin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rosemary Child, Mrs, Fred W. B. McMullin; clnuglitcr of Dr. . , Child, nnd Mary Frances Nunn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mnrvin Nunn, . Among the events planned for the girls will be election and inauguration of slate and city ofll- cinjs, visil;; to the state capitol and other places nf interest, and Ihe week's events will be 'climaxed by the Governor's Tea to be held Friday. Weather ARKANSAS-Parlly cloudy, scattered showers and thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday, Adkins Wonts Delay In Equalizing Freight Rates LITTLE ROCK. May 30 (U.P.)-- Governor Homer Adkins says he believes that any direct action to force equality of freighl rales should wnll tbe June hearing of the Interstate Commerce Commission. He expressed his opinion after Governor Ellis Arnall of Georgia announced he had directed Georgia's attorney general to lib a suit in the U. S. Supreme Court to force equnllzallon of rates. Adkins recommends rcruicsllng Congress for a. directive ordering the commission to remove Incqual- tics If Ihe ICC hands down a ruling unsalisfacoiy to the South. 1-H Competition NEW ORLEANS (UP)—The good Provider competition conducted for adult farmers of Louisiana during the past four years, will be centered on the state's 4-H clubs during 1044 because of the altered programs of adult farmers brought about by wartime conditions. The competition will be open to all of the 50.000 boys and girls enrolled In the program In Louisiana, Judging will be on the basts of- a score card SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS • Nazis Stage Desperate Fight : To Prevent Seizure Of Rome; Air War Continues Unabated U.S. Planes Pour Tons of Bombs On Nazi Factories TODAY'S WAK A^AI.VSIH 'Honor Dead', Death Takes No Holiday JAMES IIAKIT.R Pre«g SUH Wrltrr Aincrleiiiis me! tiikhu,' a holldiij 1 to honnr Ihclr fellows whu luive met death in war. Hut Death Itself lakes no liollilny. In every state Iml seven. Ibis day Is leuiiliy set nsldo at civilians limy piiusu to cunsldev those who have <ll<:d In 'bntlle. Hut thn battles themselves do not pause. We sloji In hear a speech, Hut the i;uiis never slop. M we stand before Die (iravo.i of the dead, fresh KHIVCS nro ap- eiirlni! nil over the oarth, Even no, IhlK win- hasn't yet eciuulled lh« lust In doml. The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company estimates lliat Klx million men IIKVU died in buttle. The Win 1 Depurt- nienl places the dciul In World Wlir I nt over elRht nncl ouc-liaU million. N'u/l l.iisscs llciivy Ilrllnln tnul Ihn United Hiatcs have yet to ciuml the nuinl>cr of their (lend In the last war, Americans who have fullen so fur In this contllcl. nnmljer -IS.OOO, as ni;ntu»l 12(1,000 for (he last one. iirlliiiji's dead number 234,700—liicU'ldtnn civilian air raid viuflins and merchant seamen, In the hist war, Hrllnln lost 1)08,00(1. JJut miiny other countries luivc nit since passed tholr (iBtires for the last wnr. Ciennuny Is estiiimlcd to have lost two nnd one-half million men—ronijlily tlii'ec-i|imrlci's of ii million more limn In the lust war. On November G last, Premier Stalin iiiinoiiiiccd Hint the Nu'di( (rnd suffered l,«00,000 inllllaiy (Icnths on tlio. eastern front in the previous year alone. That's more limn the OeniiFiii [lead In nil the lust war. Hiisslim soldiers huvc one burning object In mind—to kill the nearest Oenmin. Not for liothliiR docs Premier Stalin end many ol his speeches with the rliiiihiK words::- "Dciith (o Ihe aurmnn'Invader," Germiiny's recent ileaths are In sharp tontrnst to 'IU IOMC.I unrly In the war. For hiBtiincc, It cost the Hclch otily 10,500 killed to conquer I'oland; only 1300 for Norway. No Soviet ripurca Moscow hasn't given any Soviet casually Inures since the end of Ocriniiiiy's nisi tiiiiiuiier c'Riupitlgii In Russia. At that time, Slulln admitted thut In the first few mouths of battle, Russia hatl suffered 2,000,00(1 casualties ofiwhlch -150,000 were dead. Uiisslan losses since then must have been enornioiis. I-'ar ({renter, probably, than the 9.000,000 casualties, Including 1,700,000 (lend It suffered In World Wnr I. While America at present stands low In the casually ItsU, casualties arc Ixjund lo be high In the first phase of the invasion. The cost of war In dctul Is Late Bulletins AI.UKI) HKAUQITAH'ftiUS, Naples, Mny 30 (Ul'| — Italian iroi>|)s llBhfhif,- mi the side of Inn Allies, have, advanced lit miles (u caplm-o Ihu town cf I'lrlnli'co, 12'i nilio.s north of ANIUUA, May 110 (|||'| _ The (io-rnnicis arc rfjmilvil (n Inive anrcstfd the- former elili-r of jidiff «f [lu> llulRiirlan Army, <irnrrnl Cnnslniilliin l.ueas, us wHI as oilier ht R h mnkhiB l>nl- KUrliiii iiiillliiry offlci-rs. ; Tnurtcrs arriving In IITOII .Sofia s«y (ho O'ernwiis lU'i'iisi! (be niilBiuil;iii ,,ffU-crs uf plddiiB u |mi-l(us*hti coup, l)YKItSlU)lt(l,-rcnn., Muy :t() HIP) _ 'j' c ,| )nrll w,-rc killed yesterday wbi'ii it fniir-inulornl l>unihrr iilnne rnulicil amt bunicil iiKir KlilKcly, Tcun. Chinese Menace Jap Stronghold Encirclement Of Kamaing Nearly Completed By Allies liy Unltiil l'r«ss Chinese junulo trooivs have made » (InrhiK bid to capture .lapancsu hold KnuiuliiK In Northern llurinu Tem]im-arlly, the Chinese bypassed the Important stronghold. Then they struck unexpectedly smith, of Hie city, cutting thy Mo- gauiiR vullcj' road and Isolating the imciuy. . Shunltancoiisly, General Slllw'cll's inaln Chinese forces now .lire drlv- liiK.down on Kunming In three columns, and nre only about nine miles nway. , • , • : • The Chinese .apparently will nt- lempt to Inke KumntiiK before the arrival of a alrorig Japancsn relief column. snld, to ho racing up from " •'• -' Chinese tialn In North The Jnp relief column already has smashed a Urlllsh Chindll force • nstrklo the railway south of After four (lays of fur(ho oiilndlts were . fast. For Instance, In the 25 years ious forced lo nbandon an airfield they had maintained deep Inside the enemy lines for \ycoks. However other qidndit forces arc believed con- Unulnj? (heir operations along the Mandalay-lo-Mogaung valley. On (lie Salwccn river front, Chinese troop s have cleared the Jnpji- nesc:'from a mountain vlllaso on Ihe northern end of the 100-mile offensive line ndvanclnij towards the Burma frontier. This drive yesterday wnR reported slowed down. United Press Correspondent Frank Hewlett reports from General Stllhvell's hendnuarlcr.s Ihal Ihc rains hml Imltcd the first time In 10 (lays, fact Die French revolution nncf~ihu'i .,'* A!llwl K roll ".d ""d aerial Napoleonic wars, 2,100,000 men were ft" "" nlo "B the Burma killed In battle. But In only four years of the First World Wnr, 8,500,000 men died. There were twice as nmny casualties hi the last war ns In nil olher wars In history. While considering the dead today, we should consider ways nnd means of making Ihc pence they died for stick. During every war, the world turns to methods of halting nil war. Only yesterday, Secretary of State Hull revealed that he Is ready for Informal talks with Britain, Russia nnd China on the establishment of inlcrliallonnl 'peace. The "file Three" plolled Just such nil orgjinl- Witlon at Teheran, and said: "We look lo the dny when nil peoples ol the world may live free lives, untouched by tyranny..." Some say the stales of the world never can or will unite In n common cause. Perhnps tbe answer to that lies In an event that took plncc over n century and n hnlf ago. Al that time the slates of AmcrlAi bc- In the newest American Invasion —on Blak Island off Ditlch New Guinea — our Infantrymen linvo pushed to within one mile of the Island's most Important airfield nt Moknicr. aericrnl Mnc/Uthur's communl- mie says American fighting behind tank attacks towards the airfield nre fnclng Japanese fire from prepared positions. rrciHds Tokyo Uomlilnff A prediction that more. Japanese l.stamls soon will be engulfed in an enormous Pacific offensive was made nt Pearl Harbor yesterday by Warren H. Alherton, national commander of the American Legion. Atherton, who lin.s Just returned from n lour of the Central Pacific, forecast Ihnl. Tokyo's next bombing Is getting close. "Enormous preparations arc going on over here," he snld in n prepared statement. He added that relief Is iicarliiR for the starving came the United States of America, prisoners of Balkan. A. C. Moody s G/ve Four Sons, Son-ln-Law, To Armed Forces War has become a very real nf- fnfr «-ltli the A. C. Moody family, for all four of the Moody sous and one son-in-law arc In active service with the armed forces. Raleigh E. Moody, oldest son In the family, also Is Die oldest In point of service, having been in (lie Navy for tbe past, 15 years. Holding Ihc rank of chief pharmacist's male, Mr. Moody now Is stationed somewhere In the Pacific. Ills wife makes her home in Portsmouth, Va., while her husband is on active duty. Next comes Capt. Calvin C. . . "Hickory-Nut Head" Moody, former Blythcville football player and sur- of ninny months of service with the Air Corps In Africa, India and China, where he was officially credited with shooting down three' Jap planes. It was on hU Chinese assignment, too, that Captain Moody was forced down behind credit of production projects car- Japanese lines and spent eight vied on. long weeks, together •wlt^',,sev^u 0 casWI/;il^.Jn ( other, American flyers, In walking back lo his base. Returned to the United States several months ago, he now Is nUtloncd at Abilene, Texas. A third son. Tech. Scrgl. Garland Moody, Is with the Army Air Corps In the ground crew. He is a radio man. now slatloncd in Marfn, Texas, and has been In the Army for Ihe past three years. In service a year and overseas since November, 1943, is the record of Corp. Allen (Sonny) Moody, youngest of the Moody clan, who is • with the Marine corps, now serving somewhere In the South Pacific. And just to round things out, Pvt. Edward Franklin Castcll, son- in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Moody, Is a member of the Air Forces ground crew at Kcllcy Field, San Antonio, Texas. His wife and young son, are, making their home ,w r itl\j.,hls],; parents .[• while Private Swedish Reports Claim Germans Lynched U. S. Fliers ,, i ny United Press ., Tlio Allied advance on Rome now Is liclng measured in yards 'Hie Niul.s have ended their Boncm] retreat nnd nre making a desperate defense; of their Rome line. 'Ihc Americans nre trying to exploit the wedge they've driven Into the CleiuiHii positions In the Albim Hills, a wedge pushed across Ihn Vellclrl-tfl-Vnlmontone. The Cleimans admit Ihnl the Fifth Army also has punched holes In Ilif; Nnd lino (it a number 1 of points txilwcen Ihc Tyrrhenian coiisl and (lie Albnn Hllli Yanks Gather Strength The rjeimails are using tanks- flume tluowcis, artillery and machine nun Imtlcclcs against the- Allies in an nttcmpi to stem thd iidvnuc.0. in turn, American arlit- Ir-rv and moitni.s aie reducing 'Val- momoiie nnd Vcllctil the two key- .stotic.s In the Rome line, to ruin and rubble Tlio Amcrlpans nppcnr to v bo Biillicilng strength Ini their rcrir )>w,lllons before Attempting n fu'il .scnlc attack ngnlnsl Rome. Na?i minion fhe has Increased 'on Iho leai approaches'to Valmpnte,' ami able to look diwn O n the torn! from the lulls 'to the south could f« »o slRii of life. 'Hdwcvcr, nil Indication-, nro that £hc Germans nio djig In umld'tho ruins On the cxticmp left flank of the former beachhead fronl, British troops of Iho Fifth' Army 'decupled ' a lateral rsRd Vest of Aprllla near llio/ieiicoast And nt the routhcail- nri\ niirl f\t IK*. t^Lj.i »._ii i .S , ern end of the front, ,trcops the , s ,rcops of the Eighth Army captured the highway Junction of Arce and made otlici advances Berlin dispatches to Stockholm fcl'lng up Ihe present campaign in Haly, said the Allies' use of almost 1000 tanks hnri shortened the dcrnla!' front German news necotmls o! the fighting were couched In pcsslmlsm-ati indlca'- tlon (hat 1 now retreats foi kh. Nn?ls nre imminent 3000 Flancs Strike Europe The ah war ,ovcr Italy remains one -sided , The Allies continue an almost hourly offensive against vltfll supply roads below and above Rome, bridges, rail lines nnd bntlle positions. 'nil's w^ another big dfly in the Allied air war against Nazi Europe More limn 3000 American heavy bombers and fighters from Britain mid Italy struck another two-way smash against important German targets ' From Britain 2200 plnnes battered three aircraft factories and four nlr/lclds in Germany, and rallrbnd centers In France and Belgium. In addition, hundreds of .medium bombers and fighters also attacked northern ' France. From Italy, Flying Fortresses and Liberators, numbering up -to 500, accompanied by 'an. 'equal force of fighters, -.struck "it , .five nlrpltino plants around Wieiier- Neilslndl, south .of Vienna. flying Fortresses also .ranged.over Yugoslavia lo, bomb 'zagreb'.-'T.;'.. . .,TV U- S. Filers Lynched 'r > Ami the filers who got-back to Brllnlif from the sweeps against Nazi plane factories in Germany reported sporadic aerial opposition. Bill therfi's. a 'grim report. frorA StocHtolnt concerning the air war A Swedish newspaper .reports from Berlin that five American .fliers who parachuted down In Germany were lynched by infuriated crowds In three . different places before police could intervene. The dispatch quotes a traveler who said he heard of the lynching.*. The names of the towns, were not learned. - A Swiss newspaper 533'$ German Marshal Rommel barely escaped being killed; when British rocket firing fighter planes destroyed a German military headquarters in northern France, last .Sunday. ..?. Tlio publication says the headquarters was destroyed at the exact moment that, Rommel wa£ scheduled to arrive. Ortly Rommel was a few minutes . late. Mrs. Rooseveft Answers * Inquiring Reporters '/ WASHINGTON, May 30. (UP>— Mrs. Eleihor Roosevelt waa asked al her news conference today !/> comment on .British Prime Minister Churchill's conciliatory attitude,toward Spanish dictator Gen. Francisco Franco. Mrs. Roosevelt : sald that "Mr! 1 Churchill has thought certain things for 60 years "and I , don't think ho wnnU to. change.';.

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