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So,e Waste It fe ,, o/uoWe to tho War f „„„ THE DOMINANT KEW8PAFER OP NORTHEAST AltKANSAS, THUUSDAY, JUNK 1, 1<),M SINGLE COPIES F^VE CENTS 1 ]. PENETRATE NAZIS LAST LINE BEFORE ROME " > ^'^^^^^*^** % ^^ i ^ x ^^ v ^ rtrt -^^-~w-^-'^^rt-^--w-v % / "~" ' ~~ *—~ • ^^^ ^^f^r vi ^v H imn TODAY'S WAFl ANALYSIS Japs Hope To Split China In New Drive > By JAMES HAKFKR United l>ress Staff Writer Japan's offensive in central China Is designed to throw a monkcj wrench in Allied strategy. Some 150,000 Japs are flowing around the rim of the TUUB Tint Z«-ike lo converge on the Ifunai province city of Changsha In Chi na's battle-scarred rice bowl. Thi Japs have a short and a lons-rangi purpose in their push through Hu nnn—which is not io be confusei wJlh tlonnn province in lh<: north. Threatens I'ooil Supply First of nil, they hope to scourg" the area from which Free Chin; gels much of its food. Hunan's wooded mountains arc slashed bj deep fertile valleys. A Icmpcrutc. .clfiiiiilc enables its farmers to raise two rice crops a year. The 11 counties clustered around 2,000 square mile Tuny Ting Lake turn out ai :' annual surplus of one billion 100- mllllon pounds of rice. The firet crop is harvested in July Hence, the Japs arc driving in now to burn that crop ami prevent fann- ers from making the subsequent second sowing.' This loss would be so rlous lo China. In peace-time its 300,000,000 cultiviiieU acres produced ..<•" '-'it.10 pr cent of the food need. / :_,.iuO people. Bui now al ..../. de supply has been choked off "And, after a dozen years of war the situation is serious.' The Japs also would ijke to ge their hands oh some of the othei products of mineral-rich Hunan .;•' which is about the size of Colorado For example, Its 79,000 square mile.s annually . products 10,500 tons o war-vital antimony—58 per cent of the world's supply. .Japs Want Itail Lines . ' But the Japs have n more sinister purpose'in their new . drive. The key to the whole campaign is n 1500 mile railroad running from Peiping in the north to Canton on the south China coast. 'J3cyoi\d Peiping, the . 1 .;>Hiie'.>'tretches.-Js)-:t6rJi'!>ali'£'.gi'cal supply and troop reservoir in Manchuria. In i»37, the -Jnps tolled soutl down this line from Manchuria to capture Peiping before being stopped at the yellow river iii Honan province. Tlie following year, thej punched inland along the Yangtze ( river to seize Hankow, mid-way J along tlie line. Then, In the south they came in from the sea and occupied the port of Canton. But the Chinese still held a 174- mile stretch of the IbS-mile line built in 1B05, from Peiping in the north to Hankow in tlie center. They also controlled 250 miles of llie southern section from Hankow to Canton. The Chinese-controlled segment of the southern section starts nl Changsha, now under attack. Would Seal Out Aid So the Jiips have loosed two drives, one in Honan province in the north and the other in Hunan province in the south to seize Chinese-held sections of the line. The enemy has a Ihree-fold purpose: First, the Japs hope to link Manchuria, garrisoned by a great unused army, and Canton. They'll need such quick communications when the Allies reach the Asiatic mainland in force. Also, well over three million tons of Jap merchant shipping has been sunk since ^, the war's start, and the enemy is I'finding it incruasiiigly difficult to supply his far-limit' garrisons. But once Japan controlled the trunk line spanning China's length, it could rush supplies from Manchuria south to Canton. There, they could be shipped out lo llie Dutch East Indies, Burma or the South Pacific. But there is an even greater purl«se In tlie drive. Japan hopes to split China in two. Then, western China—tlie nerve center of resistance nnd the scat of the government —would be blocked off from the CKst const, where the Allies hope to laud. Japan thus would wall oil the main Chinese army from the coast so it could not Join with Allied forces when they finally come ashore. ' Chungking ikclf is not immediately menaced. Us province, Szcch- wan, is ringed by high mountains, and the direct eastern approaches to the capital are through narrow easily-defended gorges. But Chung- king and all Free China would be menaced If Japan, scaled it off from help In the form of Allied landings on the coast. Strikes Tie Up Transportation In St. Louis War Workers In Fraud Case May Be Placed In l-A By United Press Most of the Massachusetts workers arrested in tlic war frauds racket case face probable loss of their draft-deferment status. Col. rinlpli M. SmlUi, Massachusetts Selective Service director, says all (hose who hold deferments because of their employment al Uelli- lehcni Steel's llighiim yard will be rcclassiflec.1 immediately into l-A, and their names placed on Die draft lists. He pointed out that if the men are placed on probation, they can be drafted. Tlic names of alwul 125 men holding such deferments now are being submitted to their local draft boards. So far, 139 have been arrested on charges of payroll padding In what is described as the worst racket of its kind in this war. However, a government source says (lie total may reach 150. Strilie Slows Production In SI. Louis, a transit strike today Governor's Conference Opens In Pennsylvania FrVe Dead, Four Missing In Naval Plane Crash ^ NORFOLK, Vs., June 5 (UP) — If the Navy announces that the bo- 'dics of five fliers have been removed from a Navy patrol 'plane which crashed yesterday near Creeds, Va. Five others parachuted from the plane but four are still listed as missing. : Tlie dead include Lieutenant, j.g., Farquhar Macnca, Jr., of 1210 East 33rci St.. Savannah, Ga. Tile missing include Lieutenant .'•B-. Sidney C. Poago, of 2001 Dairies St., Little Rock, Ark., nnd .Aviation Machinist Mate, 2-c, .Toseph Tobl. Jr., of Jacksonville, caused hundreds of war workers to be late to their jobs. Some 3500 union operators refused to man the Public Service Company's buses and ilrcel cars which transport 1,000,000 persons daily.. Spokesmen for war plant,-; said the strike caused a marked interference with production.' The transportation problem was complicated further by a companion strike on the East St. Louis city lines across :he Mississippi river. The strike against the Parkc- Davls Company, manufacturers of medical supplies for the armed forces, ended today at Detroit. C. I. O. union members voted lo return'lo work on the midnight shift. But at Providence, p.. I., nearly 7,000 war workers of the Brown and Sharpe Manufacturing plant rcmi'iiKd »V,<\y for the seventh .day. Labor leaders advocating a back-to-' work vote were booed at a mass meeting. In Washington, Secretary of Stale Hull said this country's 150 years of devotion lo liberty is ample assur- inec to the world's small nations .hat they will have their rljhtful place in any international organlza: on. At his news conference today, Hull seemed disturbed over foreign rc- mrts that small nations fear'post- var world domination by the United States, Orait Britain and Russia. Drive On Black Market The Senate Judiciary Committee oday approved a resolution calling or an immediate Army-Navy inves- -igation into Die facts of Pearl Harbor. The resolution also extended he time In which court martial proceedings may be inaugurated against Rear Admiral Klinmcl and jcn. Short to June 7, 1945. Recent government raids on the insoline Unck market in the New laven area today look on national significance. Chief O. P. A. enforce- ncnt attorney Stephen J. Knight ays the majority of coupons seized n simultaneous raids in 11 towns ind been stolen from rationing ards at Somcrville, Mass.; Wes ihn Beach. Fla.; Cleveland, O. Baton Rouge, La., and Chicago.. An organized syndicate was believed behind the operations. The O. P. A. also presented a lot-weather gift to Americans to- ay. The O. P. A. removed canned ranges and grapefruit juices from he ration list, effective Sunday. Canned carrots also were removed from rationing. And the ra- ion value of all cheese and cheese roducls, aurt chuck beef steaks nd chuck roasts were reduced by wo points. Cheese will be 10 points pound; chuck steak live points. Greatest U. S. Army How In Overseas Areas WASHINGTON, June 1 (U.P.)- ccrctary of War Henry L. Stlm- on says the 3,657,000 United States Army raldiers now are deployed In theaters of operations overseas. Stlmson told a news conference Ihat the dcplos'ment of air forces and service forces overseas is practically complete and the period of decisive action is now at hand, The total of men overseas Is one and a half greater than the entire overseas strength of the United States Army in the first world war. One year ago, 21 per cent of the army strength at that time was overseas. Today, slightly less than one hall of the Army Air Forces alone, which total approximately 2,357,000 troops, are overseas. He went on to say that the air forces now possess more than 75,000 airplanes of all types. Including about 34,000 combat craft, Governors Brlckcr, Ohio, Warren of California, and Dcwey of New York Hcrshcy, I'a., where the Governor's conference opened Mondny. The slate's rights in. postwar planning. (NEA Tclcpliolo.) meet In front of 11 hotel In conference opened on a lliciuo of Southern Demos Form New Parly Victory In Few States Of South .. Could Rile .Waters WASHINGTON, June 1 (U.P.f— The newly-formed Southern Democratic Party hopes to force the Democrats lo accept n soiilherncr ns their candidate in the Fall elections. Headed by J. K. Brcediii of Columbia, S. C., Ihe party sail! it was strengthened by antt-iourlh- term expressions, by Demoerals In Texas and South Carolina. And that our strategy runs like this. Graining Ihe Chicag.i Democratic convention will nominate Mr. Roosevelt > or a candidate of his choosing, the new group plans to seek victory In several southern states for slates of electors pledged to a Southerner. If they should win enough voles to prevent either parly from win- nine the majority of the electoral votes necessary to be elected, they would then be able to bargain wilh the Democrats. For they believe that—Democrats, rather than risk Congress choosing a Republican—would shift from Mr. Roosevelt lo a Southerner. BAAFofficer Principal Speaker At Convention UTTLE ROCK, Ark., June 1 (UP) The Brewing Industry Foundation's Army anil Navy co-operation program was complimented by the provost marshal of the Blylhcville Army Air Field today. Capt. j. B. Dcavours, speaking before the fourth annual meeting of the Arkansas committee of the Brewing Industry Foundation at kit- tle Rock, pointed lo the clfecUvc- ncss of the program at the field. Senator O. E. Jones of Arkansas Briefs I.ITfl.u ItOfK.—Appeal Bonril Chairman lid Sneaker came, lionu: l<Hluy ( fri]in a rujiiiiiial meeting of Unemployment CinniteiiKiifrm officials at SI. [.mils, .lie'»uys Ihat as a rusnll nf discussion carried im at Ilii! four state meetings, Arkansas iiro'cccihire will tm siinplifltd ivml iiussililyspccdcil up..i, • • ,, I.1TTI.U KOCK'.~(5overnor Ail- kins filled a judicial vacancy l«(lay. He iiaineil .1. Bruce Smith at Cnmilcn rliiinrclliir nf First Division, Sevenlli tllslrici. The ills- iricl includes Dallas, Calliomi, Oliaclula, Union, Columbia anil I.uFiiyiitte counties. MTTI.K K(ic£lcovcrii(ir Ail- kins will make n grnilunllo'n ml- - ilrcss lonjglit ivhcn he will s|ipak before tlic senior class at Jlahpl- vale lilgh school. Batesvllle. editor of the Balcsvillc Ouard, also spoke before the 30 brewers and brewers representatives and the 65 distributors jit the meeting. Jones .said that from his own observation he knew the foundation's self-regulation program was producing desired results. He congratulated the Arkansas committee on its stand 'directly behind law enforcement. James R. Nicholson .of New York, director of group, relations for the foundation, and J. Hugh Wharton, director of the Arkansas committee, were the principal speakers. Members o fthe executive committee attending the morning meeting were VV. M. Giesccke of Kansas City; E. E. Dettwillcr of Memphis; Fred V. L. Smith of Belleville, 111.; J- I.. Newton of St. Louis; A. P Fisher of Milwaukee, all brewer members. Distributors were represented by D. J. McMahon of Fort Smith; John HcfTerman of Little Rock and W. M. Paflard of Texarkana. Two Fliers Killed JONESBORO, Alk., J»i,e 1 (UP) -Two fliers from the Walnut Idge Army Air Field were burned o death before noon today when their plane: exploded in the nir and caughtvfire.,The'nnmas .were •cvcaled Immediately., <i<, ;. . Negro Seriously Wounded In Stabbing Fray 'Today Alonzo Hill, Negro, was In a serious condition today from a slab wound received In a fracas at 8:30 o'clock this morning near Meyer's quarters behind Die Cocn-Cola plant. Another Negro. Jerry Merchant, was held In city Jdll charged ivllh assault with Intent to kill In connection with the knife atlack, which came ns a climax to an argument between Ihc two men, Merchant told officers, who said that the Negro admitted the stabbing. The date for Merchant's prelim- Prefers Death To Chain Gang Term Georgia Official Declines Comment ' On Accusations' ' " CHICAGO, June 1 (U.p.)— A 24- .vcnr-olil laxi driver hits won a continuation in his fight aualnsl extradition to Georgia nfler tolling n Judge Ills experience in n Georgia chain gang. Judge William Daly granted the °" tho Northern Burma front 16 continuation until June 0 nftcr Josfcph Smith displayed scars on " tc wcst ' continued progress Is rc- lils 'chest which he said were the norlc(i ln tllc Lwl " Allied drives 'on rcsulls of bull-whipping In the M >' llk y lmi "»<! Ka chain KaiiK. He snid he had been . Blttl!rn ''se . whipped by overseers, nnd while , I lie wounds were still open, guards eni' r ^ American Planes Join Baflle For China Rice Bowl Allies Launch Now Drive On Salwcon River Front «>' Hulled 1'rt.vi Anii'rlfiiii planes have mmc Into iiclion n(. china's Tiniglfnjt Luke rmllli! front. A ChimnkhiK cninniunttiuc says filer.! from our Hth Air Force moved In yesterday to help tho hnrd- pro.ssiMt Chinese (jrou'ml troops And iilri-iidy llivy'va hii,i success n bombing and strafing Japanese Infantry columns converging on Oliniigshn, id,, b)|. iiiinkoiv-ta Canton railroad city. ISO.OUO JniLs CloshiR In Hut the jtlluiuloii In (|ic fle Ixnvl nrcii seems very grave 'Ihc Cltlnc.su are frilling back all along n 110-mllo front—preparing for n ilesppruip filiiuit mi the iimironches of Clinngshn. Three spearheads of the Jap;moso slrlklni; forec-cHl limited at somo JM.fcno men—are closing In on (ho city from tho norlli, norlhcnst' and northwest. Thi! central Jnn column Is re- imrlcil lo be y.'llhln 40 miles or Its objective, Official roporhi Indtcnlo that » major ImHIo In the swampy paddy fields north 0 [ chaui'slm In imminent, The Oliinc.se news ngcney snys the city has been cleared or all civilians In urbpnrntlon for a showdown buttle. However. In western Yunnan province, the tables apparently have tjirncil In fuvor pf Die Chinese- thanks to a break; from Ihc weather m«n. A communliiuc reports ihnl Iho stalled Salwecn front offensive of Uie Chinese lias been resumed, following a 1 jull hi the monsoon rains. On,. Chinese linlt has .captured a village only 'eight.airline miles from their Immediate olijcctlvo on the road'' to' enemy-held Tong- clmng. ; •; '...,,,.. Amerlbnn alrnicn also joined lit tills battle — paving tho way for inujor Imiil sweeps planned by Chinese ai-mlcs. The filers nrc credited with bombing five Jap towns — Including Tcligchimu, Tlie c'oiiinin- nlqiic describes these towns as enemy strongholds west of Ihc Snl- ween m. ., „ ">"""<* lo I1lc Southwest Pacific, acll( "' n ' MacArlhur's Invasion for- inary hearing I Court In April 1D42, Smith was „„,.. tciicwl lo Iwo years In the chain gang for passing bad checks. In March 1943, lie escaped, nnd was nmstcd on May 25 on a fugitive warrant. In Atlanta, State Corrections Director Frnnels n. Ilntinmick Im.s declined to comment on the escaped convict's charges. llic record lists Hnmmsck three escapes for Smith, one frtin the supposedly Hill arm ccrs said. •> "^i..«.is iji i>iujjii;i]>iii uuin ^ LM >^ i>u,iin^i_kiij L'.^iiijjc-protji j ait- had not been set today pending the | noli Stiile Prison, and that the outcome of the victim's condition. " nT "">-"' ^— ! — *>- ----' • was stabbed under the' left a four-inch knife, offi- Othcr Negroes living in the vicinity where the slabbing occurred where questioned by officers today. Livestock ST. I.otns, June 1 (UP)—Flog receipts 11,500 head, with 11,000 salable. Holdovers 15,000. Top i:t.70; 180-270 pounds 13.70' I40-IDO pounds 11.10-12.50; sows 11.00. Cattle 2,500 head. Salable 2.000. Calves 1,500, all salable. Mixed yearlings and heifers 14,50-16.25. Cows 9.75-11.50; canncrs and cutters 6.75-D.M; slaughter steers 11.75-11.00; slaughter heifers 10.00- IG.25; stockcr and feeder steers 0.75-14.00. Fourth Service Command had ... quested that he be turned over lo (lie Army ns a deserter, 'flic Army request, according to Hnm- inack, was received today. Wesi Ash Street Home Damaged Yesterday Damages estimated at about $151)0 resulted from a fire at 12113 West Ash street nl ,5 o'clock yesterday afternoon, when the interior of two rooms of the five-room residence were consumed by flames, believed to have originated from a hot water oil heater in the kitchen. The remainder of Ihe liou.se received considerable smoke damage. The N. Rosslc family, occupants of the house owned by C. Abraham, were not al home when the lire started. lo This operation, according lo a 'nude communique from headquarters, will temporarily slall the drive toward the airstrip. Incidentally, Ihe Japs In Ihls area are literally gelling a dose of their own medicine. Enemy explosives captured by General MncArlhur's lnvaslo.,i nf Hollandla arc being rc-flttcd to suit our bdiiib racks and then being unloaded on Japanese largeUs. LOOK Magazine Acquires Boston Radio Station BOSTON, .lunc 1 (OP)—The sale of radio station WCOP of Boston to Look Magazine was ftiinoniiced today by George Lnsker, general manager of Station WORL. The price was $225,000. Laskcr Issued Ihc following slalcmcnt: "The transaction was brought about due Id Ihe Federal Communications commission order that, John Foster Resigns From Police Force, To Manage Cafe Yesterday was Acting chief of Police. John Foster's last day as a member of the BlythcvIIIe Police force, for his rcslgnalion from the force became effective loday, when he discarded the uniform of the law enforcement officer which he has worn for 12 consecutive years. Mr. Poster Joined the force when the late Cecil Shane was serving as mayor and Ed Rice was chief of police. During his 12 years tenure of service, Mr. Foster has seen the police force here enlarged and equipped with the' latest developments In law enforcements apparatus to make It one of the best of its size In combatting law break- The use of the two-way car radio wa$ Introduced during his ser- vice, and he has seen the police force grow from three policemen antl a chief to Iwlce the size. Participating in ninny of the city'. 1 ; most sensational criminal hunts and captures, Mr. Foster had many thrills and experiences while employed as policeman. Mr. Foster announced that he will take over the management of Martin's Cafe, 114 West Main street. His successor on the force had not been named -today. For the past several weeks, Mr. Foster, with Charlie Short, has been acting as chief of police In the absence of chief William Bcrry- mtiu, who Is attending n special law enforcement school 'in Washington, D. 0. , . , a single owrlcr cannot operate two radio stations In the same city. "Stations WCOP and WORt, arc owned by Ihe Bulova Interests and Harold A. LaFount Is president of both companies. The Look Magazine people will lake over the actual management and running of the station us soon ns the Federal Communication!; Commission will approve Iransfcr. "The station Is now under the management of George Uisker, general manager, and A. N. Armstrong Jr., assistant manager." New York Stocks IGO 1-4 A mer Tobacco .". 661-4 25 3-4 68 3-4 87 1-2 117 1-2 Annconda Copper Both Steel .'. Chrysler Gen Gen ................ Electric .............. 36 3- Motors . ............. 60 3- Montgomery Ward N Y Central 48 3-4 .............. _„ Hit Harvester ............ 73 3.4 North Am Aviation 7 7-g Republic Steel , 173-8 Studebaker i\ 1,4 Standard of N J 56 1-8 Texas Corp ,. 49 'ackard 41-8 S Steel 52 i-2 Chicago Rye open high July • low close pr.cl. 114% .nay, my, m<x,' ., , Sept.. 112K 113M ill?* 11254 Fighting Now Within Sigh I Of Capitol, New Gains In West i American forces In Italy have pushed (loop Inlo ciormnny'n lu.st defense linn before Home and now tho ftishl h clearly within aM\l "' the llullini I'uplla! A short heiiihjiinrtm communi- que reveals that American armored units have Munched Ihrco and one ' nil miles north 'of Vcllelrl lo tho orlhcrniuoM slopes of tho Allian Hills. They have brpiiciied llie lust major defcn.se lliu: before Home, which now Is In plain sluht. However, thu cmnnnuilqiic reports hard fighting iiloirg llie Vellclrl to Vahmmtouc line, Wral of ihn mml Ijlllcrly con- le.stcd secllrm, British MIlli Army units moving up the coast have pimi.'hcd mi unnoted spciifheiid to within l:i miles of Home. ItlnlKityc View of Itnnic The Aiiwleitns stnblicd north into Iho heart of the Albim Hills to r,n)ilui'R a 3100 foot peak from which limy ivwld sec Home gllstcn- Ini! In the dtilanre. Tlie quick push left Vcllelrl behind. The town, u Mronghold In the Clonrmn line, now Is llircc-fourlhs surrounded and Us full Is believed near. Lnimvlo, two mites west of Vcllelrl, also has been by-pns.'icd nml. 11 also .seems lo bu under (hrciil of eventual capture. American Infantrymen, lefl ije- hlml in the new drive, also have Kcorcd In i\ frontnl attack on Lnnuvlo. Dili .German dugouts pillboxes, anll-lniik guns mid Kclf- IH'onclled artillery are slowing their progress. Inland, the British Eighth Army l.iris captured 1'Yo.sliumc, junction on,the Via Caslllmi nnd mi cncniy escape : hlKhWay branching off to the north and. west. A lute bulletin says tho dcriim..,, arc hilling buck westward , ulonu the Via Casilfna'bdybm! Froslnbna. nut American iroops noiv urn drawn up before Vnlinnnlonc, u town on Via Casltlna 21 mlle.s beyond I'Yqslnone. If they cul the road there, Ucriuan Iroops between the two (owns will bo trapped. Hut llm lute communique reveals Hint heavy fighting still rages between Vnlmontonc and Vcllelrl. As a inntlor of fact, Secretary of War Sllmsou Mid hi Wnshlngton today that the Germans will allcmpt lo hold a line between llicse two lowns and miike v !t part of their stabilized line across the peninsula I'oslllon Siillsf.iclory ' The linmctllntc aim of Allied commanders, Slimson lold his news conference, Is lo frustrate these German efforls, Slhuson described Allied progress us "subslanttiil" and snld "Our position today Is sallsfaclory." Slhuson revealed Hint some 55000 cn/iiifiitlcs have been suffered by American forces in Hnly from the lime of Ihelr landing lo May '1,1, 1C dnys nfler llie current drive slnrlcil. The overall casualty breaks down to 0000 killed, nearly 37,000 wounded nnd 8500 missing. Turning to the air war, Slimson said some of tho rail lines in Axis Europe Imve been so disrupted by Allied bombing that trips "which used to lake hours Jiow lakes dnys. flic Germans have organized special repair forces.'' he said, "but destruction outpaces ll.' As Stlmson spoke, Ihc air campaign r.-m'lhiucd. Strong formations of Allied bombers and fighters swept out over the continent this afternoon after bad weather htid kept them pinned to the Kiouud foi wvernl houis Medium,' boinijcrb and fighters headed for- Mil' Boulogne-Dieppe stretch oftha rieneli coast Later, the Paris ra^ dlo snld Allied bombers hit Ant-' weip and cnsunmes were expected lo Iro high. Today's blows follow nlRht rtAF raids on three French" mil ccnlcn, '• ""• DuilnK Ihe day, btockholm ro- poiled thrco more cnses of Aincrl- tan nlimcn being lynched by OcK nmti civilian!,, two near Bremen, but Ihcic wat no confirmation - ' H Hombers Lost T f Mcan^lillc, It V.&K revealed'thai f Italy-based American* planes loat 14 big bombers on their Plocstl as'-' wuilt jestcrrtny. However, 43 enemy lilains were shot down " Italy-based planes may be out over the iialkans again today The\ Jlrlllsh radio quotes Hungarian leV liorls is saying Allied planes were over Hungary Ihls morning So far, lliere'i licou no confirmatton, Memmhllc, Zurldi dlsptitches — quoting cyewltnesscs-tiiy American ulr iitlatta hnvo destroyed mucji of [JuUmrcst, Romania, and tint Ihc Inscription "We Want Peace" npiwnis Hlghtly on walls that still nlniul Tlicio's cons-Iderablo / news froin otliej iccUont at the Bolkaas Mar-> shnl Tllo, in a special Order oMho [Jay, has urged his Yugoslav uar- Uanns to strike 'Immediately w?th. nil Ihclr might' , at acrman B ur- rsoii', -md mltilnry slrongholrls In Ihclr counliy, Tllo ?a!d (he world Ls nnv,—and we quotc~"on the evo of tlie final blow which Is going,to bc ; slriick. Jointly by the victorMu? epvlijl nrinles and'our great Anp'o- Aiiierlcatu (illle? ngainst thu Gcf- mnn Pnwlst Invaclcn" : Only a tow hours alter Tito issued hh appeal, King Pot,,,, broad- £ "-"•ll^'S to .ht3. people- for polltlqal,; unUy.' Tho youthful king also in- ycnlcd that Div Ivan. Subaslth, promior-tlfcslRnato of his exiled government, will leave shortly for Bar! '"Itijly,'There, he will open ne- gothUlons with representatives of Mnrelml Tito and other Yugoslavs, before giving ricflnltc form to his cabinet ' < Efecwhcre In tho Balkans, Qer? I innny Is reported by Ankara to have ilcllvcretl an ultimBfum to BiilgarlR to break off diplomatic rotations with Soviet Russia. i Denounce Franco Iti Russia/ Soviet froops have blunted « stab by German tanKk In the Vitebsk sector of White Rus^ sla. Tlie puili was ana of a series aimed at unbalancing Ihe Red Army preparations for a summer offensive. Behind the lines, tho Soviet, Army organ Red Star his denounced General Franco of Spain - The paper said hlj "courtship of the Allies 14 a perfidious mane'uvbr which "cannot sa«e,Mrp because tlie Spahlsh people will -have the final word" ' ~" "~~ Also on tho jxilltlcal froni> Rio Washington representative of the French Liberation Committee, Hen. rl Hopponot, has arranged to confer with Secretary of ^ State; Hull He will dhcuss ttllh hlrn Genera! Dcaaullfc'-! forthcoming ivislt -to London ••- ^ Ho Is expected to ask that some American official lo London be au- t)iorl?ed to act for the United Slates hi negotiations'for an •agre'e'- ment for restoration of civil gov- crnmcnt In France However, an informed non-British source in London says Ihe United Stales will'fiat laice part In trie projected negotiations * , Hold Negro Who Figured In Fatal Crash OSCEOLA, June 1,—Roger Vance. 47-year-old Negro, charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with an automobile collision here Sunday which cost the life of Mrs. Lee Nora Word, pioneer citizen of Osceola, and Injured her two daughters, Mrs. Pies Huckaby and Miss Allene Word, with whom she was riding, was bound over to :he Grand Jury In preliminary hearing in Mayor's Court Ihls morning. The Nfcgro driver, whose car allegedly slruck that occupied by [he three women at the corner of Pearl and '' Bard street, throwing Mrs. HucX'flby's car onto the sidewalk, also was fined $50 on a reckless driving charge. N. 0. Cotton open high low close pr.cl. Mar. . 1980 .1995 1982 1084 1980 May . 1070 1077 1061 1963b 1960 July .5113 2120 2108 2113 2113 Oct. . 2032 2043 2032 2035 2034 Dec. . 2006 2020 2006 - 2012 2010 Ginners Urge Adjustment Of Prices In Industry -V MEMPHIS June 1 (UP)—Tlie Nallonal Cotton Glnners Association Is making three proposals 'to Ihc OPA The resolutions were adopted at a meeting of the Association officers ,,, Dinners are urging equalization of present price ceHlngs v-hleh allows gins only a one-dollar margin on sales of cottonseed caice, meal nnd hulls, while retail stores have a margin of $5.50 per ton. Tkcy also ask that local OPA offices bo given authority to rc,- viny hardship cases of small gin- ners and that ceiling prices for ginning seed cotton—which lary from 26 to 44 cents per hundred pounds—be rounded off. New York Cotton , open high low close prxil 1988 '1993 1980" 1981 1086 1970 1974 .1958 I960 1969 2090 2108 - 2092 2096 2100 2037 2043 2032 2034 2034 2011 2017 2006 5008 2009 Mar. May July Oct. Dec. Chicago Wheat open high low close prcl. July . 163« 163K 16214 163V! 1621,5 Sept. 16154 16214 181H 16J',4 l«t'\

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