The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 31, 1944 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Savo Wmtc Popcrf It is yahabh to the War Wont m Boy Scout, »JJJ co//cct your Scrap Paper,.™, Saturday. BifFHEVILLE THE DOUPtAlTf NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST VOL. XLI—NO. G2 AND BOOTHKAfjr MISSOURI Dally News Blyiheyllle Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader JBI.YTHEVIM.E, AUKANSAS. .AVKDNUSDAY. MAY 31, 10-14 M % i)i <4 * SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS 'i NAZI COUNTER ATTACKS SLOW ROME DRIVE U.S. Fliers Hit Peiping; Japs Near Changsha Stilwell's Troops Continue Advance In North Burma The Jnps say American planes have rattled Peiping, the capital of the old Chinese empire. The attack is reported the Tokyo radio which claims that one of two P-51 fighters taking part in Uio raid was forced down and captured. . 'okyo broadcast says the attack took place on Tuesday morning. Peiping is in Hopeh province, which lies well to the north of Tokyo. That would be the farthest distance that American planes based in southern and southwest China ever have ranged. Evacuating Changslia A late dispatch from Chungking says Chinese civilians are evacuating the big city of Changsha. capital of Hunan province In Central China, because of the rapid Japanese advance in tlie .offensive in the Tungting Lake rice bow). The Japs now are reported only 30 miles from Changsha. The purpose of the Jap drive seems to be lo cut China in two from north to smith, and:-thus forestall American landings on the China coast, • , -^ Tlie main body of the Jap army has crossed the Milo river, 'which flows into Tungting Lake. Two other enemy columns are pressing south toward Changsha while low- flying Japanese planes are machine-gunning (he city. Th e Chinese forces are retreating and a Chinese Government spokesman :• admits the general situation in tlie rice-bowl area Is grave. On»;, the Central Burma front General Stilwell's Chinese infantrymen have advanced to within .about '5 miles of Kamaing from ; both north a ltd south, Tiiey are aided by •-•British Chindil.-raiders • ivlio are' fia'ite'iiig the:JsfjT'sbpiily lines south of Kanvung. The trapped Japanese at Myltkyina still are fighting' desperately. In the Southwest Pacific, the Japs still are strongly defending the Motaner -airfield on Littie Biak island. In Washington today, Secretary * * of Ihe Naw Forrcstal says that the TJ. s. Pacific fleet is engaged in a permanent offensive against the Japanese. Ho announce.'; that during American carrier force attacks against four Jap held islands the Navy destroyed 500 enemy aircraft while only 48 of our own planes wcr c lost. Hulscy Makes Statement Admiral .Halsey, whose transfer from the command of the South Pacific fleet to an undisclosed post, was announced recently, has Just -arrived,in Auckland, New Zealand, after an inspection tour, and he had some interesting things lo say. Halsey sized up the situation with these words. "Whereas we hafl a shoestring 19 months -ago We now have a large-sized boot. The Jap is a small mnu and can be dislodged easily with a large-sized boot." Halsey added that while the Japs still hav 0 the power to make an attack it would be so costly for them that he would welcome the attempt.' The Admifal said he doubted whclber a decisive battle is likely off Singapore. Asked if an all-out offensive against the Jap homeland is'likely before the end of the European war, Halsey contented himself by saying that he knows the Japanese are impotent in New Brl- lain. New Ireland, the Solomons nnd New Guinea. He added "we can't starve them out. because they can grow food, but they can't grow ammunition and clothes anrf they are doomed without our firing a bullet." Halsey discloses that after the Guadalcanal naval battle in which the Japs lost 28 ships and about 20,000 mon he captured orders that showed (he Japs were confident of victory. They actually had named the place on Guadalcanal where Major General Vandegrilt was to offer his surrender. Halsey also says that the Japs on Bougainville h«d the same Wea. Orders were captured that showed exactly wher e Major General Grlswolrt was lo surrender. Those were nice orders, Halsey comments wryly, the captur- rd orders added that Griswold was not to be shot until new orders were given. The admiral concludes —"Griswold has not been shot and won't be shot." £ , New York Cotton f • open high low close Mar. . 1975 1989 1973 1986 1976 May . 1956 1972 1953 1963 1956 July . 2081 2100 2081 2100 Oct. . 2020 2035 2018 2034 Dec. . 19D5 2009 1994 2009 2084 2020 1996 N. O. Cotton opon high low close Mar. . 1979 1030 1076 1989 1976 May . 1359 1972 1957 1969 195Tb July . 2CM 2113 2094 2113 2095 Oct. . 2022 2035 2020 2034 2019 Dec. . 1938 2011 1991 2010 1996 TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIH Transportation In Germany Is Fast Thinning By JAMES HARPER United Press Staff Writer , Germany's Inland merchant fleet Is in for trouble. Next on the list of Allied (nrgcls are the freight barges crawling over Europe's interior waterways. The British Air Ministry hinted as much today when it elaborated on dama|;c done the enemy's train and highway traffic, and added: "Faced with these road and rail problems, It would appear lhat the Germans have decided to make still more use of their canal system, which by no means Is invulnerable to air attack." Vast Canal System Germany is webbed by a vast 7586 mile network of inland waterways with its hub at Berlin. This system consists of dredged and widened rivers connected by 1314 miles of manmade canals. Over this great network move 23,000 river craft with an annual capacity of 7,000,000 tons. Those slow barges, each loaded with 400-to-SOO tons of freight, will be sitting ducks to Allied fighter pilots used to shooting up fast trains. That inland water way system Is Germany's last resort for Ihe mass shipment of freight. Hitler depended lo n large extent on coastwise vessels early in the war. But in the past two years alone the Allies have sunk one and one-half million tons of Nazi shipping. As Hitler's oceangoing merchant navy shrank, the major burden of transport fell on the 180,000 miles of European rail lines under his control. So, Allied airmen started nutting this system out of commission. As\ long ago as last, year, they were shooting up 150 locomotives a month. In the last year, R. A. F. fliers alone have knocked out 10,000 freight cars. Transportation Thinning It takes 10,000 tons of steel and 66 tons of copper to make 100 locomotives. And 80 tons of,steel and 100 tons of wood to build 100 freight xKs.-,'As. the,.Qcrinaiis.lost Russian Iron 'ore and manganese. Turkish chrome, some or their Spanish wolfram and Swedish iron, they found it harded to mainlain the fleet of 6500 locomotives they possessed at the high water mark of their conquest. Before the war, Germany had locomotives for every mile of two track. Now—despite conquests— it has less than one. Then the offensive against Germany's transport turned from Isolated attack on individual trains to a vast day-and-night offensive against tracks, marshalling yards and bridges. The assault was fo- fused on the 1«,000 miles' of track- age which extends through France, Holland, Belgium and Germany. Already that offensive lias borne fruit. Tlie Vichy cabinet has met to consider transportation problems" caused by the bombing of France's 26,000 miles of rail lines. German broadcasts acknowledge that railway flying squads have been formed to do nothing except repair bombed tracks. But Madrid reveals that destruction is out-pacing repair. Spanish dispatches say some lines were out for as long as a week and then were bombed again as soon as service was restored. Highways Also Suffer And Allied airmen aren't confining themselves lo railroads. They also are striking at Europe's roads. including Germany's 7000 miles of super-highways or autobahnen. Tlie Air Ministry says: ". . . Damage to first-class roads has caused heavy motor traffic to be diverted to secondary and in many itistances third class "highways." But, adds the Air Ministry? the railroads "have suffered most." Ami Germany needs those railroads to shift troops quickly to meet D-t!ay attacks. It takes from 20 to 30 trains to transport an entire division with Us equipment. Hence, the Nazis must have every train they can get their hands on to hurl soldiers at the western rim of Euro|M as beachheads eat their way inland. Back in 1859, Germany led the world in the use of railroads for tlie transport of troops. But, in this matter, Allied airmen arc putting the Germans right back where they started. Young Son Of Hudson's Succumbs Last Night Lonnie Hudson, three month-old Eon of Mr and Mrs. Frazcr Hudson, died at 9:45 o'clock last night at Blythevillc Hospital. He was the only child of the Hudsons, . farm near BIythevllle. Lul«s Funeral services were to be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon at Sandy Ridge Cemetery with the Rev. H. E. Slmms, paswr of the Assembly: of God Church, officiating. Cobb Funeral Home was charge of arrangements. in Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy, this afternoon, tonight and Thursday. Widely scattered thundershowers this afternoon <md this evening. '•' F. B. I. Arrests 100 Workers In Shipyard Fraud Charge Counters and Welders With Defrauding Government By United Presa The Government has cx|x>scd a serious war fraud racket. FBI agents and federal marshals today arrested 100 present or former employees of Ucthleliem Steel's Hlnglmin, Mass., shipyard. The suspects — nil piece work welders or counters arc charged with conspiring to defraud tlie Government. Tlie total amount of money involved has not yet been estimated. But Attorney General Diddle 1 nl Washington said it was expected to reach half a million dollars. Biddlc said the nature of the alleged fraud is similar to the one discovered at the Bethlehem-Sparrow's Point shipyard in Baltimore som,, time ago. He said that shipyard counters, who measure dally work ttone by each welder, had conspired to report more work than actually was done. The welders and counters then split the profits.' According to FBI Investigators, some counters received a s much as $75 a week extra from the manipulations. Some welders claimed they were pressured into participating In the fraud on threats that otherwise they would receive a short count for work actually done. In Washington, the Senate voted today to cut the cabaret tax from 30 to 20 per cent and exempt uniformed service men and women from it altogether. Cut Cabaret Tax President Roosevelt today asked Congress to increase ;OPA appropriations for the next fiscal,year. The President asked for., a boost of utmost 13 million to enable OPA to expand Its enforcement progrnrii and simplify price controls. The current appropriation is 153 million. Legislation to extend price control now Is pending before banking committees In both House and Senate. President Roosevelt'also nominated George M. 'Barnard of Indiana to be a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission, succeeding the lute Joseph B. Eastman. Secretary of the Navy Forreslal sold today he' personally was opposed to a court martial for Rear Admiral Klmmel while the war Is in progress. At a news conference, Forreslal also defended the handling of the Brewster contract termination matter by Assistant Navy Secretary Gates. War Mobilization Director Burncs Is conferring with the War Contract Termination Board on the Brewslcr case loday. On the labor front, Montgomery Ward and Company spokesmen again challenged the jurisdiction of the War Labor Board over the firm's labor disputes. Strikes Prevalent Representatives of the company and the CIO United Mail Order Warehouse and Retail Employees appeared before the board on the union's petition for an extension of an expired contract. It was the company's refusal to comply with an earlier WLB extension order that led U) government seizure of the plant on April 25. William B. Powell, company attorney, told the board it had no jurisdiction over the dispute because the controversy could not lead to substantial interference with the war effort. Sam Wolchok, international president of the union replied that the company was trying to destroy the union' and that all government agencies were "standing by and marking time." He said 150 unsettle dgrievanccs are pending and lhat the WLB should set up a board or an arbitrator to settle them. In Detroit officials on an AFL Teamsters union agreed to place a War Labor Board back-to-work directive before their membership today. But they said "It would lake a lot of persuasion" to get 1000 striking bakery drivers in the area back on the Job. Floods That Failed! been ron, Ihe air (hese are the fnmous 1'ontlnc marshes flooded by the C.enuuns al'tl.B Marl of the' bench- head battle to hold bnck the. Fifth Army. Water Is ,,„ lo (ho .second .story of some . U f the ho ", w » » a vast lake. , 8 | snlll Co r, H m.dlophoU, ' f.o.n NEA T ^. o to . the entire countryside has the appearance of Negro Man Slain In Shooting Fray Another Negro Bystander Hit By Stray Bullet One Negro was sl'nln last night and another Negro was wounded In a shooting affray which occurred about 10:15 o'clock last night In Robinson Addition. :,- ' . Held in county jail here' today charged with first degree/murder, Neal Cook. Negro, 25, waived pr>}- limlnary hcarlug-.this mornlng^u. Municipal < court and .was • bou(iu over to Circuit Court with no bond set. Killed when lliree shots were fired at him as/he was walking toward the Gateway Beer Garden, Ed Perkins, 41, an employee of the Mississippi County Lumber Company, was .struck In the arm and the base of Ihe skull by, two of the shots. The tliird shot hit J. D. Partee, another Negro,'who was standing on tho cafe porch. The bullet lodged in his thigh. He was in Walls Hospital today wJierc his condition was described as fair. According to n 13-year-old Negro lv>y who police say was an eye witness to Ihe' 'slioollng, Cook and Perkins were arguing in the street in front of the cafe. Perkins turned and walked away from Cook toward .Uio cafe nnd shortly: before he reached the building, Cook drew bis gun and flrcil at the man. Two of the bullets struck the victim, who died before police arrived. Partee, wlw was hit by the third shot, was one of three Negroes on the cafe porch. The other two men tokl officers that, they ran as soon as they heard the shots nnd did not sec who was firing them. Negroes told officers lhat they did IVH know of nny 111 feeling between the two men before Ihey had an argument, n few minutes prior to the shooting. Investigating officers were City Patrolmen Clifford Walklns, O. E. Nicholson, Charlie short, and Deputy Sheriff Don Haley. Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCK- YARDS-<WFA)-LIvcstock: flogs 21,000 all salable; holdovers 12,000; top 13.70; 180-270 Ibs., 1370; 1-10-lCO Ibs., 11-12.15; sows 10.85-11. Catlle: 3,600; .salable 2,800; calves 1,800, nil salable; mixed yearlings ft heifers 14.50-15.50; cows 9.75-11.50; dinners and cutters fi.7fl-5.M: slaughter steers 11.75-17; .slaughter heifers IO-1G; stockcr and feeder skiers 0.75-14. Arkansas Briefs '. UlTl.i; KOCK. M«y 31 (Ur) —/lire C'lilllirs of DcCjiiecn, Ark., bus liceu ii|i|ii)lntcil us iissurtoln itMiiUKcr nf C'ol. T. H. llarlun's i.-impalKii for-lli u Ucdtcil Stall's Senate. Biiri oil's headaiiartcrs an- Jioimral loilay Unit CVilllns — former, president »f (lie Arkansas Itar Association—will assist caiiijiiilgn manager Max n. Ititlil In aircctnlj Colonel !!;>r- (on's Ci ,MTTI,E HOCK, may :il (l)l>) -T 'The 'Wai- rrodiicllnu Hoard l»is approved a fln n ,| canlrnl propel for Xcrro Noir C'rcuk In .Clark .Cnuiify,-. .. i • vul I). Tcify has notified K. I). White, -chief of the conscrvu- llon program brunch of HID Department of Agriculture, tint tlie 2<i,C<X> acres project IIIIH liccn approved as roroninicnili-,] by the : U. S. Army corps of engineers anil 1 (he War. Food Ad- mhiutralion. ' \Vbll(.. says thai Congress now lit* to iiass nn the project and be says he believes it will win approval. UTTI.K KOCK, May 31 (UP) —Rcp'rcscnlalivcs of 20 commii- nlllcs have slnrlcrt it move fit olilaln more war prisoners to help luuvcsl Arkansas crops. A committee has been selected to go lo Washington anil cx|il;iln (I] C situation which fail- mnr.s f!ii ( | llicnuclrcs In since the War Dcparlmclil rcilllced Arknnrns' alloducnl of war prison labor from 10,000 to D.OOO persons. The committee Is headed by C. II. Houch of Mnrlnnna. Ex/fed Ecuador Leader Expected To Return Today QUITO, Ecuador, May .11 (U.P.) —Jose Velasco Ibarra, exiled leader of the Bcuadoren Democratic Alliance, Is expected to lake charge of governmental affairs today. Velasco Ibarra Is curbtitc from Columbia to Quito, whore he will organl/.o the campaign for national elections schculcd for l-'riclay and Saturday. The Alliance ousted acting president Navarro Allendc yesterday and established Itself as n provisional government. Press reports say the Alliance demanded restoration of democracy through free elections. Toylor Talks To Lions "'Hie Origin of Memorial Day" was Ihe Ihenie of the address given yesterday by Lion Jesse Taylor at the regular weekly luncheon meeting of Lion Club members yesterday noon at Hotel Noble, There were no guests, To Hold Civil Service Exams Army Service Forces To Seek Workers Here A representative of the United Slates Civil Service Commission will bo In nils urea -from June ti through June 10 (q Interview posi- sous Interested/ jii.nccuplms positions with the Army Service Forces Itiv Washington, D. C., -Herbert Whitiihcad, , muiianer of the'<-W«i Manpower . Commission lodny. • announced T - . . : There' .Is rfn urgent need for clcrk-s, typists, stenographers, am JiicittCDfjcrj), Mr. Whllelioad said Overtime pay .will. be given for n •18-hour week, ami transportation to Wnsliinglon will be furnished those Imllvlduals who qualify, the WMO official staled. Arrniigcinciit. 1 ; H'lll be mndo for arrival housing facilities upon Rent for a single room in ' ton averages $25 lo $30 n iiioiith and double rooms are usually between $20 ami $40, Mr. Whttchciid said. Ho pointed out that the, Service Program offers broad promotional opportunities to It's employees lo tiuallfy for greater responsibilities. Anyone not employed In c sscnllftl War work nl their highest skill .Is requested to contact .the reof-iiltliiK representative at the United Stales Employment Service Office here, or arrange for nn Intervieb' and examination through the Civil Service Secretary nl the post Office. South American Doctor To Study City's Health Plan •MKMPfllS, Tciili.. May 31'(U.P.) —A South American doctor—Au- liiislo Cnrlos Mallorquln of Paraguay—Is expected to" Memphis tomorrow for arrive In n len-dny shuly of the Memphis and Shclbj County tubercu'asts control Kystcm Uoclor Mallorquli) Is tho first of four Latin Americans scheduled lo observe phases of public health work in Memphis during the summer months. Oilier visitors will include: Doctor n/ifncl Schlnflimo, director of public health, and Doctor Enrique Clavcaux, director of the Instlliile of Infectious Diseases, both of Uruguay; and Doctor ,/nlme De- lonlc-Thnmc, of Mexico. They will observe venereal disease control wlrk In the Memphis area. Chicago Wfioot open high low close July . IM't 163 160it 162% 1C1W Sept.. ISOX IfilH 150S 161',4 159% Wanderlust Deserts Popcorn Man When He Hit Blytheville Posthumous Awards Made By Evrard UYHS8, Ark,, May '.(I.—Purple Henri mcdiils were presented to two Mississippi County families ycs- lerilny nl Memorial Day services hold here, with tho nrcsoittiitlon addresses being made by Marcus Kv- ravd, prominent, attorney of nlythe- vlllo, Mr. mid Mv.f, W. L, Williams of nycss i-miiinunlly were ' presented with i,liu mediil foi- their son, Clytla Wllllium, who lost his life wlilli In service on Ihe "aimw' 1 ut I'c.ul Ilnrtoi', while Mr. im.l Mm. Harold E. Mulfnrd, also nl tals cwnumhilv, were presented with Ihu inodal iuvnvileil their son, Orp. liobcrl L Muiroid of.thu Mirlnc Corps, wlw win kll!cc| In Uio attack on Georgia Islinul In July, i04;i. n N,iw , . Principal address of the afternoon was civcn by I,ieut. Chester Prolu- croo of the lUylhovUlc Army. Air Field, while special music for the affair was given by member.'! of the 351st Amiy Ah Force* HmuTof J1AAF. ' W, P. Me Pueblo M. of nycss glivc the welcoming address mid Jesse Clinton of Oscoota nerved as master of ceremonies, urn! also dedicated tho honor roll roarri, which co'ii- talns the minion of tho 250 men anil women of thn community who now are In scrvlcu. The Invocation was Hlvcn by the Rev, Carl S. AppUng, n ml Hie benediction by Philip j. Occr, county superintendent of schools. Tanks Slugging It Out In Hills Near Rome Gates 1,000 Planes ', , Hit Romania's Ploesti Oil Fields Last Rites For Mrs. M, G. Jones Are Held Today COOTBH, Mo., May 31. — Mrs. Martha Onicc Jones, a resident of this community for lira past 15 years, died yeslenhiy afternoon, 4:30 o'clock, nl the homo, uf hor BOH, Elmer Jones, In Qootflf. She was 65, While In 111 health for the pnst two years, Mrs. Jones had apparently been much Improved inutile piwL lew. weeks, peiilh civtnc, suddenly as the result ot a heart at' tack, Born In Casa, Ark., Mrs, Jones , lived there until 1020 when she came to Cooler ivlierc she hns since lived. Following tho death of Ijer first iHisbiuiil, Aiuoii Ashcraft, she married John K. Jones, who died In 1S38. Fimcnil services were held this nILcrnotm, 3 o'clock,' at Ihc, Cooler Bnptlst Church, of which Mrs. Jones had long been a member. Thu Rev. Mr. Pierce, pnstor of the church, officiated. Biirlnl was made nt Mount Kton Cemetery, with LaForgc Undertaking' Company of Caruthcrs- vlllc In cluiige of funeral arrangements. Mrs. Jones Is survived by the following sons, nay E. Jones o! tlie Scnbces, stationed In North Ireland, Elmer Jones and Glenn Jones, both of Cooler, Charlie Jones of Klnrslon, Mo., Aimer Ashcruft ot Cooler and Arthur Ashcraft of Fort Lcaveiiworlli, Knns.; one daughter, Mrs. Ernest Ward of RusscllviHc, Ark,; four brothers, John Tucker of Cooler, Willie and D. A. Tucker, both of Casn, and 13cn Tucker of San Antonio, Texas: and one sister, Mrs. Belle Isom of Cnsa. Australian Prime Minister To Visit Washington Soon OTTAWA, May 31 (U.P.)—Prime Minister Curttn of Australia, who Is on the miy home from the Ion- don conference of prime ministers, has expressed confidence In Allied victory. As he was met by Canadian Prime Minister MacKenr.le King, C'urlln declared that evil forces should never again be permitted to rear their heads against peace- loving people. Curtln will address both Houses of the Canadian Parliament tomorrow. He will then leave for Washington, n. C. Argentina hns 250,000 miles of roaiis and 30,000 miles of railways. In Paraguay It Is common practice lo cancel all business appointments when It rains. From the sawdust trail to Main Street and his love of traveling with shows changed to contentment at being settled Is the experience of Harr v Klmmel, "the ]»p corn man" who parked his machine on a down town vacant spot 18 months ago and set up In business. Eating crunching grains of luscious pop corn, flavored with golden butter and sprinkled with salt, has become a popular habit of many Blythcvill c people since the coming of the kindly, grey-haired man but It was no new venture for this traveler who has sold pop corn and peanuts in 15 states as he traveled with .shows Rtid fairs since he first entered the business 22 years ago. While the show business is "in the blood" of tills 52-year-old veteran Sightseer, he likes Blytheville so well ho,constantly, postpones setting Ihe rMe,. : jor his'departure to follow ths shows again. The reason? Because he sells between 300 and 400 sacks of pop corn and peanuts daily and that isn't "chicken feed" for a day's profit in nn v business. This represents a larger profit than when traveling with a show. He also likes Blylcville, as reflected In his cheery smile and polite "thank you" he bestows each time a nickel or dime Is paid him, and the thousands of customers he has served here remember "the pop corn man". -Having o stand In the same spot 18 months would, at one time, seemed dreary to Mr. Klmmel, he admits, but there arc certain advantages. In exchange for the bright lights and gaiety of the carnivals and fairs, he win open his stand when he pleases, close when he gets tired ov wants to go fish• ing and doesn't have to bother about moving Weekly, Then, Blytheville Isn't a dull place, he declares. He likc.s to sell pop corn and peanuts lo the soldiers and their wives or dates as Ihey stroll arm in arm along Main .street. He likes to sec children spend their Saturday nickels for a sack, always running over. . . . He Hkes to watch the farmers and their families enjoy tlie pop corn as It pours from the modern machine. No one ever complains of not getting their money's worth for Mr. Klmmel has never closed the flap on a dime box but, like th c nickel sacks, fills them to over running. The prosperity of Blytheville was discovered by the native Murphysboro, 111,, man when he came here with a carnival, He made so much money from sale of pop corn find peanuts that lie decided lo tarry n white longer after the show departed. Instead of pulling out of lowu on Ihe closing Saturday night, he coupled his factory-built machine trailer (o his automobile and moved over a few blocks to R lot adjacent to a service station. Since lie purchased his machine 22 years ago, which pops corn and roasts peanuts, he has traveled with shows playing Calr 5 much of the time but spent six years In Cen- trnlia, TH.. at another time he decided to abandon, wanderlust. He may, again, feel the urge of the open road and now scenes fmd, If he does, his trailer machine will be hitched to his cnr and the turning of the tires will tnkc him to a new business location. In the mcaiitmle, the bachelor "pop corn man" has brought pleasure lo many, In a simple 1 ' way of being cheerful ns lie receives five or 10 cents for Ills ; simple 'but delicious wares. ' : '"- ; - ?"'v' ; > •-<' New York Stocks A T & T ..' 161 1-8 Amer Tobacco 65 7-8 Anaconda Copper 25 1-8 Beth Steel 58 3-4 Chrysler 87 7-8 Coca Cola 117 Gen Electric 36 1-f Gen Motors 601-3 Montgomery Ward 36 1-8 N Y Central 18 1-8 Hit Harvester 74 1-2 North Am Aviation 77-8 Republic Steel ..', 17 3-8 Radio Socony Vacuum Studebaker 9 3-8 13 1-4 17 1-4 Standard of N J 56 3-i Texas Corp Packard 45 4 1-8 U S Steel 52 1-2 Chicago.Rye . ''',' open high low close July". 110% 11214 imt 1125i IIOS Sept,v VlOJf 112X 110!4 11H& 110H Allied ily Onllcd PI-MI, soldieis, in Italy , have pushed • forward ja>.single.- hard-won mile In a mighty battle 15 miles or lew from the gi^cs of Home ' Tlie, gain wits scored along tt|o' An/lo-to-Ronie highway, i A United Press front Une corre-! 'pendent Reynolds Packard reports that American armored units hnve hl-passcd Vellctri, the Applan Wa> stronghold which Is nn integral paft of Germany's defense. Hue bcfoic noinc, Counter-Attacks Frequent The. Gcimnns arc .putting up a fierce: ifjglit pi rLanuvlo, but an American co\tirun also has bl-pns-s- cd this town in a thrust straight nl Albano, which Is 13 miles from Rome ,„ Packard . says, thc . Americans 'to tlie right nnd tho Drllons to left lime tnc&scd forward all along tho 27-mllc long line Stretching .icnss Uio approaches to Rome >f 'iho great lank battle on^ the Albnn slopcs'now is'In Its fouifh straight <lny AfilcrKans 'and Ger- miiiis alike nio Suffering caslinltte , In men nnd mnchlnes Piicknid reports Hint nl one point nn American tank spearhead pushed lulo Na?l territory, fired Itilo the enemy's Mil defenses, then sped safely back to American lines On Ihe way back tho Americans picked up crewmen of damaged tanks nijd put them, with German prisoners, on the outside of their vehicles , , , , 1 'Ilia Germans are counter-Htlack- , 1115 conllnually with strong' forces all along their defense belt protecting Rome As General" Alexander in his rommunlnue "ft Is now cvldent'th»t the CIH clny intends' Jo "Wold this line A all costs , Nail As tho American Hl*h ,, l s punch Into thts line, Britishers nn the coast have picked their way through llilck inlho fields (o within two inlle.s of Oampo Jcmlnl, tho southern anchor of the now Gorman Jlnc , . On the central front n late dls? patch rovonls that the Allies have readied the outskirts of Froslnonc, a vital junction™ the Via. Caslllna: German casualties are mounting by tile Hour Best estimates place at 40,000 the number of Nazis klllj ed wounded and missing during the thrcc-wceks-old' offehslve: 1 A dispatch from Madrid says some Germans already areevacual- Ine Rome after "c'lcaiilhg out" all available food 'nnd ' merchandise *fii 'tores A Na?l dispatch from Ronic, imslng through Stockholm, >s'ays the Vatican Is entirely isolated All entry and exit passes ire siid to have been cancelled And tele- phono commmiica lions , between Vatican City and Rome have been suspended ' Y Across the Adriatic In slnvla, Marshal Tito is throwing thousands of his partisans against German troops In w&slern Bosnia He Is fighting off a German attempt-to break up formations of gucrHllas waiting to Join Russia Iri an assault on' Hungary. Strike At Oil Center But the biggest news from the Balkans loday Is of n new .Allied raid on Romania,' one arnror'sfh aerial plncer clamped on Europe Some 2750 American heavy bombers and flghlers rose from Britain and Italy today to hammer a wide variety of targets. The U. S. Eighth and Ninth Air JY>rce.s tent 1760 "Flying Portresses. Liberr alors nnd flgt\tcr from Britain to hit the four Ruhr rail centers ot Hanim, Osnabruck, Schwerte arid Soest, and 'an airdrome In' northeastern France. From Italy, up to 750 Portresses and Liberators, with a Mustang and Lightning, escort; struck at R'cJ mantnn oil refineries at Pl.ies'tl. Hits were scored on at least one big refinery. ••-.•- --I The bombers ran Into . intense nntl-alrcraft fire over Romania. A number 'of Interceptors'. "challenged them. But the results of the air battles have not yet been revcalecj. A's the aerial softening of Europe continued, a United Press dispatch from London says |' Allied armies have completed .all preparations for Invasion 'and only! await the signal to move against western Europe."-' .••:.'. •:• •• .•-•.•!•:•-:••••>,;';•; . United Press Correspondent. Everett Vllander puts It this way:,, "Clinching evidence > of their state of • readiness • can be seen throughout England by even the • most casual traveler. No mailer which direction he. tr&vels from London, he. . Is •' surrounded: by tiwops, guitf, tanks and planes." ; Whole regions, he says, are'giveh over to one or •', another o( the Allied sir' forces— British, American or Canadian. Parked Under trees alongside ,roa.ds nre jc«pv trucks, tanks and guns. < \J' m

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