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WA.-frp.rt ,< is vo/«o6/e «o the Wo, F« ort , The Boy Scouts »W co»ec« yoS, Sc,a,Pop., „. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' ™ DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NOBXHUffr ARKANSAS AND nnnTK«A««. M «»^-. **" * '*-* » » K/ VOL. XL1—NO. 65 y New BlyLlievill* Herald Blythevllle Courier ' w 1 ARKANSAS AND BOUTllEABl' M188OUBI BLYTHEVILLB, ARKANSAS, SATUKDAY, JUNK 3, 19-1.1 ALUES INCH AHEAD IN DRIVE FOR SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS .V Encirclement Of Myitkyina Seals Doom Of Jap Defenders liy United Press British Imperil)I Chlndils have joined Chinese and American forces lo complete the encirclement of thc Japanese base of Myllkynia In northern Burma. General Lcntalgne's air-borne raiders pul in a surprise appearance .southwest of the city. Latest reports say they arc attacking five miles below Iho embattled stronghold. Up to now. the Chlndits have concoiilrated on culling (he enemy's north-lo-sottlh communications in Burma, They did this by establishing road, rail anil river blocks, and destroying numerous bridges. Supplies and reinforcements thus were kept from the Japs' northern Burma army. Guins in North liunna The raiders' appearance in thc Myitkyina sector seems to seal the doom of that city's garrison. Another Nipponese garrison, CO miles to the northwest, also seems lo be facing capture or annihilation. Allied troops are knocking at the door of Kntnaing, Japan's main base in northern Burma. Thc town is expected lo fall at any time. This leaves the enemy's largest upper Burmese force at Mogaung in a semi-isolated state. The Allies probably will close in on this garrison after- they have captured thc other two cities. '. In the China theater, Japanese forces have thrust lo within 12 mllc.s of Changsha in a drive to Fcize fnil, control of the Kimkow- to-Canton railroad. The Japanese hope to split China :in two. and win control of the Chinese south and east coasis riiuy ire trjing to Rain these objectives before thc Allies can open a full-scale offensive. Tho reinforced Yanks control a pliteau o\erlootung the strategic strip,- froin which • raids could be launched "against the .Philippines, less than 009.. miles away. Kurilcs ( \gain Bombed Our men are mopping y|f pockets of enemy resistance lif tho aiea, prchmlnau to a froutil smish agojnst the inrdioinc ^f)hes have occupied^Mokmer Ilidgo,/ lUhnmg parallel to the shoreline'about 200 yards'from the shoreline. The.GIs fought up .steep slopes for. two days to reach it. 'Fifth Air Force Liberators arc aiding the ground units. They lashed at the enemy's ridge defenses! and at the airfield, with. BO tons, of bombs. (' East of the Mokmcr region, other American columns are pressing heavily against Jap lines near Bosnck. They pushed the enemy back In the vicinity of two villages." General MacArlluir's long-range Liberators are continuing their blows nt the Carolines. Wednesday night thc planes struck at Puluwat, 200 miles west of Truk, Wolcal, 30 miles farther west, and Satawan in Hie Nomoi group, 150 miles soutr of Truk. Aleutian- based Navy search planes swooped down on the Kurilos in thc pre-dawn hours TOKAY'S WAR ANALYSIS All Of Europe Now Subject To Aerial Attack i By JAMES HARPER United Press Slutt Writer The .".!!.'.) three-way nlr assault on Germany has begun. America, by establishing shuttle- service bases In Russia, has started a triple air offensive against the Reich which will be followed by an all-out triple land assault from the cast, west and south. Russia now has the same heavy bomber support to prepare for Its eastern drive that .Britain and America have for their southern and western offensives. The Soviet has n powerful air arm. But^although II has heavy bombers, even with a six-engincd giant with a 3,000 mile range—Russia never has concentrated on such planes. Thc Soviet, produces 3,000 aircraft a month. By last February, It had received 2.COO from America and, through 1942, 3,000 from Britain. Bin, almost all these arc light planes for troop support. Aid To Keds Now heavy bombers will prepare- for Russia's D-day just as 'they're preparing for Britain and America's n-day in the west. Flying from Britain and Italy, they will strike targets behind Germany's eastern front then land In Russia. Returning, they cnn repeat the process. Those' targets will be of two kinds —strategic, such as industries,. and tactical, such,as rail lines. Among the former arc objectives thai planes striking from Britain or Italy have been, able to hit with only small bomb loads at the test because'of the long distance home. Some of >liese arc tho industrial-city br.Dres- dcn'i-Prague,"with'its. giant Skoda works; the Baltic ports of Gdynia, which'-is-reported': to be Germany's 'chief naval base now that Kiel"has been bombed put. ' i Also on'the'list are the ports of Koenigsberg and Riga anil the troop concentration- points of Warsaw, Krakow' arid Bucharest. American planes based at Poggia in Italy now are within 800 miles of Romania's Ploesti oil fields. But In Russia they may be only 200 miles away. And the production of those nelds— which produce one-third of Hitler's oil—might well force Romania out of the war. Strike At Rail Lines As for tactical targets, they probably will be—as in the west—Germany's rail lines. In the northern' sector at the front, Germany des on three main railroad systems. One runs from Berlin to Koenigsberg and Vllna with branches to other points on the Baltic Two others stretch from Berlin Into central Poland, moving through Posen, Warsaw and An Enemy Bullet Finds Its Mark During Wakde Invasion 1 ' "'*' *" "'*"" ^fc'^'^-""" .JfW3fc<, jf .I'M ™vc during the Invasion ' ' '' vU',.& . _ :. Photo at lower left shows Hint his- comrades Inv'c''rtr«V> iVl ° lsllmtl '*°''" cr ' !n ccnll ' r . "PI'" 1 left! Is dropped \n .... ..„„„ take.scant cover/Upper right pictures all 'fighters' kccnlnc low 'to '-ii-oldi il,r' IV"^" , "' C ' l ° '"* '"" S '' lrt ° Vt "' Uw wouml '"> """"'I-. s°.dic,s.wounds. L aler,ja 1>s silenced and ^ ^<2^^ in" towcr'S. ^l'ZL" t° 1^'St,"" ""*" . - • •'"'server for USA.Army Engineers from NEA Tclcphoto.) - City's Four New Playgrounds Start Operation Monday land. They sot several big fires near an airdrome. FBI Arrests 15 tin Conspiracy Service Men Sell Draft Rejections At Induction Center liy United I'ress Thc FBI lins exposed another flagrant conspiracy against the Government. ' FBI Director J. Edgar Hoovcijhns announced the arrest of 15 persons in Baltimore on charges of conspiracy In connection with selling draft rejections. Hoover identified the servicemen on the staff of the Maryland sl/lc induction center as major figures in the alleged conspiracy. He said they were Nnval Chief Pelty Officer Chester T. Ruby, clerical supervisor nt the induction center; Sergeant Leon D. Shapiro and Corporal Morris Moiofsfcy, The servicemen are said to have contracted prospective draftees to ascertain whether or not they were intercslcd in buying rejections. Hoover added the prices ranged from $150 to $300. In some instances, thc price was a case of liquor. Selectees who paid up were taught how to pretend neurotic symptoms before the induction center's examining psychiatrists. • Hoover said that. in addition - to Ifcihe servicemen, ct.eht selectees are T charged with giving false statements to evade military "'service. And four other persons are charged with counselling, aiding and abetting evasion of military service. ' The accused were arraigned today and held In a total of $29,000 ball for hearing "June 13. They face possible penalties of five years Imprisonment of $10,000 fines, or both. Humming birds migrate 500 miles without a stop for food or rest, In the Balkans, thc Gcrmnns are served by five main lines radiating from Budapest to Trieste, Zagreb, Sarajevo, Belgrade and Bucharest. Tills system is hooked to Germany by thc BcrUn-to-Drcsden-to-Budn- pest line. Now all tracks lacing eastern Europe are under thc shadow of American warplanes—which already have disrupted all Nazi railroads behind a 400-mile stretch of Europe's western coast. And the enemy will be hard put to combat those raids effectively. In mid-winter, Germany was estimated to have 450 fighters on thc whole Russian front. Now, for three months, it has been losing more planes than it could build. So the number probably has dropped considerably. Thc Army Air Forces chief, Lieut. Oen. Henry Arnold, says the Reich's air reserve has been nil but wiped out. The Nazis arc hard put to raise even inadequate resistance to attacks on western Europe. But, in the midst of their declining air fortunes, they must shift fighters cast to combat still another air assault. May Get More Bases This new development opens a third possibility. Some observers think Russia, by lending us bases against Germany, indicates It will do the same against Japan. Thc Allies have made It plain that they don't want Russia In the war against Japan now. But after Hitler. collapses It may be a different story. However, the greatest result of this new step is the aid the Allies may give Russia in her fight against Germany, not the aid Russia may give the Allies in their fight against Japan. As the chief of the U. S. Strategic Air Forces, Lieut. Gen. Carl Spaatz once said "If the Red Army had thc Eighth Air Force operating with It, It would be in Berlin now." N..O. Cotton Mir. . 1975 1979 1974 1979 ' 1975 May . 1353 1056 1553 1956b 1959b July . 2101 2104 2099 2104 2100 Oct. , 2023 2028 2023 2027 2028 ec. . 2000 5003 1087 8003 S005 Monday, June 5, has been set ns the opening dale for Blythcvlllc's summertime :plnygrmmd program, under the sponsorshijr of Ihe recently : organized- •Blytlievll'.c Piay- grountl .-Association.;. .Playgrounds will be operated at the 'Lange School,.-Central School, tho;Blyii1e- yille pity- Park '-and 'Hitrrlso.n 'Hie'h School, • with each playground under full time supervision of a paid employee. Playground . holers- will be from 9:00 a. m.' to-11':30 a. m., and 1:30 p. m. .to 5:00 p. hi. each day except Saturdays when only a morning schedule will be in operation, J. Mell Brooks, secretary-treasurer of the association, announcer) a total of $2594.65 already subscribed with additional amounts being received daily. Many firms and individuals have not yet sent In their contributions but tl.c association voted to slart the program without further delay and cioncml on the people who have :iot contributed to supply the additional funds necessary to guarantee a full summertime program. Mr. Brooks said "We know that those who have not yet 'sent In their checks will come through with sufficient additional contributions to assure adequate finances for the program kecRiise results •'of thc campaign show that tt' is one of the most popular movements started here-in some time." , ., , The association has. employed Miss Warren ' Foster -as director, and the Mi.sscs Minnie Poster, Dorothy Jennings and Mary Outlaw as supervisors. A 'supervisor for the Negro playground will bo selected In time to have thc tic- tivity started on the Negro piny- ground without delay. It is anticl- p.Ucd thai much addilinoal hcl|)> will be needed and the association Is depending, on Boy Scout find Girl Scout organizations mid oilier civic and .s-m'lcc • organizations' 1 lo supply tlml volunteer help. •' ti Rosco Craftoti, president of Hie association, in announcing Iho selection of-'the director and su'ubr- .vlsofsisillil "Wo-feel Wat the committee • Is indeed fortunate' in ob- taining'the services of liils group of welt known people, nil of whom have had previous playground experience, ns it will enable us to gpt off to.n g.-iod start with trained employees who know their Job. Dlylhcvllle mothers and fathers enn know thai their children are in good hands when they are taking part in the playground. lira-grams-of-the associntlpn. We nre trying to fill .a the life of children ot Blytheville when they are out of school, wllh nothing to do and no where to go, so that they will have an opportunity to spend their vacations with wholesome playground activity that will be of real value to them. In our first effort, we nsk the support of all m.-Hhers and fathers of Dlythc- vlile and if we have thai support we know this venture will be n success." Due to the fad lhal the summer vacation training schools will be in operation by the churches, thc playground program will only be in the afternoons during the period from June 6 lo 10, after which lime II will be a full day program. The first programs will start at 1:30 p. m., Monday, June 5, wltli Miss Minnie Poster as ' supcrvlrnr at (he park; Miss Dorothy Jennings al Lan ge school nnd Miss Warren Foslcr at Central School. Detailed schedules will be announced as soon as equipment can bo obtained and installed and final plans completed. Maj.'F: W. Adams Also Recipient Of Silver Star Award Another Mississippi county man to receive the Sliver Slur was Major Fruiicls W. Adams, It WHS cnll- cd to the Courier's nllcitUon lodtiy,' Mn,*.ir Admits won the .covei.'il nwnrtl April Jo, 1S43, tor 'g'allnnlr.y ,!n -.(icllon, .\yl)lle , serving ip the ' '' The local mnn ' w»s Jealiircil In a story by John Lardncr apiiParlni; ill tho, Jimo 12, la-ls, edition if Collier's Miinazlno, in which 11 ID darinK explolLs of Major Adiuns nnd his men In locating nml du- slroying enemy mine traps cturliiK tlie "lyhtelnn ijniiio were depleted. Now- stationed in Eti(>lnml .with Ihe 2Clli infantry Division, Uic 2fl-ycnr-olil officer has served over- sens two years. He enlisted 'In Iho Artny five years ago. Ills wife is making her home in Urbann, ill,, while Major Adams is overseas. New York Stocks AT&T 160 3-4 Amcr Tobacco 07 3-4 Anaconda Copper 253-4 Beth Steel 58 !i-B Chrysler Bfl 1-a Coca Cola 117 i-\ den Electric 381-1 Gen Motors 001-1 Montgomery Ward 4C 1-2 N Y Central 17 7-8 Int Harvester 75 North Am Aviation 7.1-4 Republic Steel n 3.3 Radio 33-8 Socony Vacuum 13 1-B Sludcbaker 17 1-4 Standard of N J 50 1-4 Texas Corp 48 Packard 4 1-2 U S Slcel 52 1-1 Home Guards To Leave For Camp Military. Police From Tpxqi Will,, ! Instruct Men ' , EluvCn,' comniisstqntfit '/niiil.: non- commlssloticd of hcrir'A'of CorniiaJiy.iC of tliq- Arkniisas' |3tula Guard villl leave tomorrow morning lo .iltiiful thc ihlril annual training cncanip- ment of the stulc giinrd mill to te hold at Cnmp Robinson, Uttlp.RpL-k. Col. ifciKlrlx I.nckoy, gtmrd coin-' manner, said llial 100 guiirdsman (ire expected to iitlcnd'thc encampment, which will last through Juno 10. , ; .. . Attending from the local com- pnny will, lie Ciipt, O.W. Coppcdge. Flrsl Uoulcnanl Hill Orawfdrdj Staff Sergt. W. J.; Wumlorilch', Scrgt, Harry Lutes, Scrgl. John F. Noleti, Tcdinlclnn Fourth Class Ira.Craw- ford, ScrgU.Max Logan, Scrgt. E." n. Dickinson, Corp. Kenneth: Richardson, Corp. Ohnrlcs Little, and'Corp I/conard Mulhns. A detachment of military police from Camp Barkcly, Texas, w.OI serve as Instructors. Principal speakers will be Governor Aclkins, Brig. Gen. H. L. Compere, slate adjutant genernl; Brig. Oen. L. P.- Ouerre, director of.tlic security >vnd IntGlll- goncc division of Ihe Army Eighth Service .Command, nnd Col. 6. p. Graluim, Camp Robinson commander. ' ' In the absence of tho .company coiiimnncter, Captain Coppcdgc, tho regular drill Friday night will Ire in charge ot I.loul. Bepnlc Hessle. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy this nflcrnoon, lonlghl and Sunday. German Flak Hits Plane, Saves Blytheville Pilot's Life "Yes, sir, I wouldn't be here Unlay If that burst of German fink hniln'l hit my plane and saved our lives." commented Lt. Robert L. Holt, B-25 pilot from Blylhcville, Ark. (Route 1), telling of his experiences over the Anzio beachhead. One of thc few men anywhere who can truthfully say that enemy fink saved his life, the lives of his crew, and his plane, Lt, Holt has just arrived at the Air Transport Command's 36th St. Miami Air Base after completing 50 bombing missions in his B-25 Mitchell over Bulgaria, Greece, Jugoslavia and Italy. The son of Rev. and Mrs. J H Holt of Rcclor, Ark., Lt. Holt served nine months overseas and has been awarded, lhc Air Medal. His uncanny mission was a bombing raid over Ihe Anzio beachhead, Approaching the larget.'he was flying In the second element of a bomber formation,. when the Germans suddenly began heaving a tremendous .flak barrage at the group of planes. As Lieutenant Holt describes it the sky turned black with flak bursts—In fact the sky was so black from the bursting shells that we couldn't even see thc bomber form |>™>» direclly ahead of ours." 11, i cn lhe Gernlilrl Runners got their range. They scored a solid hit Ing up T, Holt. 1Iea , dlnB 1)llmc ftnd immediately brcnk - U. Robert L. H6lt Clouds of greasy black smoke blew straight back, blanketing Lt. Holt's plane. Two limp bodies tumbled out and flew back through thc propeller wash, one hitting Lt. Holt's Mitchell on the left rudder, the other smashing into the co-pilot's windshield, cracking It Into a spider- work pattern of shattered glass. Jagged fragments of the engine nnd burning piano wero flashing hack, spattering like h.iil on Ll. Holt's plane and leaving long Jagged rips where they hll. Meanwhile his Mitchell was clamped tight In the propeller wash of tho burning plane. Ll. Holt gave his plane full left ruddering, but it wouldn't respond to Ihe conlrols. It was following the burning plane In.n death rllve. And the disintegrating ship which dragged them down was loaded with four 1,000 pound bombs, and their plane carried thc same load. Lt. Hoic nnd his crew realized Ihnt thc fire in the ahost ship would soon reach the bombs to touch oft rtn explosion that would blow twlh planes oul of Ihe sky. But struggle iis he could with Ihe controls, Lt. Holt couldn't prevent thc hypnotized ship from following the doomed plane. Then Ihe Germans lobbed up an nntl-alrcrafl shell—nnd it exploded directly under the right wing ot Lt. Holt's plane, blowing the Mitchell upside down In a flash of flame and burst of black smoke. The bursting concussion blew Lt. Holt's B-25 out of the first plane's prop wash—but tho crew held their breath wondering If their own 4,000 pounds of bombs would explode or crash down through the roof of lhc upside-down plane. Lt. Holt tried to turn Hie plane right side up. But again it wouldn't answer the controls and stayed Stubbornly flying along on its back. The two tons of tombs that the plime carried made It uncontrollable. So 1,1, Holt lipped Ihe plnnc over very gently on one wing, put it Into a dive, and slowly worked It right side up as It streaked toward tho beachhead. Then lie glanced at the airspeed indicator—450 miles per hour. He thought of the two tons of bombs he wns carrying and shuddered. For at that diving speed, carrying thai heavy load, lhc wings were very likely 11 rip right off when ho pulled the plane up out of Its screaming dive. But he cased thc Mitchell slowly and gcnlly out of Its dive, and nothing broke—although thc plane was subjected to a strain far greater than tt was built to take. His formation, by trite time, was almost out of sight, having dropped its bombs and headed.tor thc home airbaso. So ne cut back to Join It, nnd flew back with them, rtaklng >i safe landing even-.though the plane was s,Ull burdened witn Its two tons of bombs. - Hitler Musi Decide i On Fale Of Capitol, General Wilson Says . The AllioH punched their way donor to Rome today. ai,d> Gei'iiniM iimioiincomciits indtcnlo ti new Mind decisive battle'' iy stutpitifr up in the Albjui Hill dofciiHCB ' fj "~ • The Gci'inmi.s say the Allies hail reached Kocca an pioniy HtrotiKiioltl. London newspapers, plneing. the town Km ? " 1 ! ICB1Irro "J °"io, «»>' the advuucc heralded a big'- j)»ulo Ijcforc the Kaliim cupilal. „ , - ^ Niul reports from Kaly say the Americans havo advanced In another .sector or the Alban hills, moving up to Lake Ncml,. nbohl five miles from Vcllctrl /and about one nillo cast of Qenrano, ' 'Ihe Nazis say they have cUab-^ llshui nouerfUl defense " nosftions utop 2800'toot MOntc Cnvo dom- miUltiij Lnkc'Neml. The neriiuinsl. describe Monte Cavo as (he h'igh- , cst point In tho Alban hills'rind tho natural,center of cmlvc poilllons, The Niuis ndtl that their artillery OH the moiin- aln Is shelling tho Amcriciins <•on - tho lake shore. i Hard Road Ahead hal despite the Flflh Anny's advances, the Nazi defenses nonio have not been com- • I if II T II T Wallace TalksTo Spoaks In Russian To Intelligentsia Of Irkutsk , _ ll l*rrss » Vlcc-proslrtcn't Wullnco Ims' told lie people of .Irkutsk In Siberia thnl lie Is convinced tho lies of friendship Hint now 'bind Iliissla nnd the .United-Stales' will bo \,.i n - „„ r strengthened oven more nflcr the f^ , ,° illlve " ot h «'«''. ! >lc ,' cl v !«?*«i. The dcimims have cmplnce- <>.unw> tuiu ouicr strong i " ....... ..... ..,.„.,:„ ,„ KUSSIB on ins " IOSL ft " tl " ! *" v '" "•Journey to China. Irkutsk Is 'a «"". - ' • : ii • •"""•v*t, AIIU uL'iiimiis I A Itusslim broadcast of Ui 0 a'd- I!'" 1 ; 1 '," WI ;?' *r u »«y "inpl dress Is tho first rciwil Hint'Wai- S \n , lcr slro " K P olllls liico htiG arrived in nussln on his „ n^ e vuly lo tl!0 01I ^ J Journey to China. Irkutsk Is 'a i.T",,' nrgo city In Southern Siberia,, near oiTminn. ""'"i °" of Kllc "'cr (he the Ohlnmo border. .-'.,.,,«"'""« woulil right liuldo > tlio 1- Wallace spoke In tho ftussiun „„, "iT 1 " 1 l!> Ollc »">t must bo language) to 11 mooting of tlic I) 1 - i V "y Berlin. Today, the Al-' jnlelligcntsia and: Iho .Town 2 ' , C , ( i m " mil . cl . cr , '» .««ly. Qcneriil , U.—-H- ,„ ,t J.IH-tMifJ (« my II- kulak .intelligentsia and Iho -Town SOVlct. -. -V«. ;; ( •: : Must Develop Resources -..- 1. ,.. Vl .ii MU ,,v QUC.IhUll tllO view Hint complete collnboruUon of Russia-: nml, Amctlou anil' of their Allies -, can give tlio worlit what he called .."condltloim. of-'pence 'and '•'iRtilar. development" '•' ' Wallace .likened the, Boylcl Union Ami he K'cnt on:to>fi c ay U ts.Um illy of.Iho United Slafcii aiul Can- nda to "make decls|vo ficMillfic efforts in the development'of their northern lands, us has been displayed by the Soviet. Union In the development of Siberia." Here at home/ representative Francis OBSO ot South-Dakota says' our .domestic wool slluallon luces a',breakdown bccmiso of huge stockpiles,' ::Case -would like to substitute grants of wool'for some of tho money wo plan'to appropriate for thc United Nations Relief nnd lie- haliilltfttlon Administration. And ho Intends lo seek nn amendment to lhc Defense Aid bill lo cut Iho UWRflA cash appropriation, and mako up tiic difference with 01 million pounds of wool. • Too Mnny Ocnerals Representative Overtoil Brooks ot Louisiana rcfiitc s 'charges that our Army Is top heavy wllh generals. Actually, said Brooks, thc United Stales Army lias more men per general than, any other big army In lh e world. And here are the figures to prove tt; Amorlcnn generals command nn avernge of 0200 men nplcco. Italians come next— In polnl of figures—with 5100 to each general. And Ihen come the Gcrmnns wllh GOOO men per gener- nl. The British ratio Is ono to 2SOO, Ihe Jap-one to 2400 and the Chinese, one lo every 1000 men. Bropks added Ihe United stale.? generals arc responsible today for nearly' lluce llrnes the personnel they were at the beginning ot the wn r. Chicago Wheat v open high low close July . 101 161 • 160K 160S Sept.. 160 100 ' 150 15914* 160S -••-' Chicago Rye open high low close July , 109 1 /, 109?s lOflli 107 -''lOSS Sept,, 109 109 107 10714 109% Leg Injury Blasts Football Hopes Of Dell Youth. Visions of playing football next Pall seem dim today to Herbert llarrcll III, 17-ycar-oid Dell youth, both of whose legs were injured when they were caught In a topping machine while the toy was helping to load cotlon in a boxcar Monday. As he lies in bed during Ihe summer months while the break In hi planning football ,., „, „., „„ his opponents when ouce again he can participate in his favorite sport. The accident occurred when one of tho boy's fellow workmen threw a swllch to start tho topping machine after a rest period, and Herbert, an employee of Dell Compress, became tangled In the apparatus. : The .condition of the boy, who Is resting at the home of his parents, Air. and Mrs. Herbert Harrell Jr., was Improved today. \y »/">•.. YOrK V-OttOh V' ' }«? }«« !=In Joll "' 9 May, . 1954 1954 1349 1955 19S8 ' ,loMu, J ' ™ »fc IV; MMttand Wilson, snkt Home would 'bo from tle- . In mi Indirect , 'Uo the Pope's" np^ .,- be saved from ut- im,Y,r 'IT "'"''"'J', authorities would , lake every precaution , to them" __.. As acncral Wilson „>„„„,..„ t qilivitlou Of Rome's wifely Into t Injh of lllo Germans, his men were f'ronl a " al ° ng lhc Ita " m Hops (o Tr»p Nazis rhc advance's toward Rome slow bill steady, and were u mudo ngnlnst desperate German progress up the she))-pockc<i « plan Wny, and were preparing;"! nn Imminent attack against znno, IS miles from Home. Gc™ smti 1 nrms flr c from the town* diminishing But Ihe Nazis- guns In the Alban hills ov hig the Americans were rolling thch barrages down on our forces We took Mt. Casteilado, five and a half miles: norlh ot Vcllctri>and Berlin rac" —JllllE nnK Will other Americans wheeled south- cast from Valmonlono along the Caslllna high * ' \Ulli British objecl was a Junction by the" Allied, forciis In an attempt to cork up the secondary roads of retreat for tho Germans. Both th'e British ~" J "" ' additional the Berlin radio said the Americans fanning out of -Vnlmontone were ••'"•'- - few miles ot Palestrina, north of Vnlmontone. . toward a meeting and French the south ",Tlie and towns alofig this end The nlr war over Italy followed Us usual r pattern with medium and fighter-bombers hammering Nazi positions above and below Rome. Allied destroyers offshore were ac-* live norlh of Anzio And Firth Army troops were credited with ••talc- Ing more than 1000 prisoners in a 24 hour period Thursday and Friday. Shuttle Bombing £tlrs r Nazis , Some 500 American heavy bombers from Britain today bombed the. Pas De Calais and Boulogne areas. There was no German, aerialoppo- sltion, but anil-aircraft fire was intense and the Nazis sent lip ground rockets, something which our filers seldom have encountered. Last night the British also slam- mcr months while the break In his f s " e rts also sam- right leg mends aud the severe cuts nl ™ lhc lllva sion coast, the rail on thc left ,™* Vi<*ni Wnriwirt mm Kn center at Traones. 18 mites from s aud the severe cuts "* UU! <" v «»'"n uuasi, me ran on the left leg heal, Herbert will be c( ™ (!r Rt Trappes, 18 miles from >al! plays lo try on Pnrls 8n() th e German chemical when ouce again he cit -V,of Leverkuscn In the Western — —.. —,', the RAF bombed vital Romanian oil port on the American . jiver-GlurgUi. *; 5 .' e ?" a5 '' s mslorlc . i buibiunji o iii^LViiy mnuii^rttl shuttle-bomber atUck on Romania, with our planes ending up at new American bases In Russia, is re- Jortcd to be causing concern among "Iho shuttle system lays on en all of Eastern Europe to American air assault, and th6 Secret German radio slallpn Atlantic says the Nail Air Forte high command had called an emergency meeting to consider the'situation? Over In the Balkans, Marshal In .juiy . J:DOO Buau. iaao aw> aua^ Yugoslavia, • ^ have • captured the. 1 S^ ' £AM' ^ ?«H ?S2£ ™™ slronehold o( Pec, 28 miles north of v Dec. , 2000 2001 1996 2000 2002 the Albanian border, ,' ?

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