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WAti Paper/ It h raluab,* to Wai Mortl Th, Boy Scouts »»f colfec, yoUr Scrap Pap., .,„, Saturday f BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB DOMINANT N*CW8PAPER O* NORTHB»ST inv.wa.o .«~ o ----------- _________ ^ ' •»-* »'f 9**/ •I VOL. XLI—NO. GG Blytliovlllo Dally News Blythcvlllo Courier AND BOVJTHBABT MISSOURI Blythcvllle Herald Mississippi Valley Lender —— : KlNULE COPIES FIVE CENTS YANKS PUSH BEYOND ROME, CROSS TIBER U.S. Troops On Biak Advancing Slowly On Jap Mokmer Airfield Hy \lnifeil Vrcss American subm.'triws are shikln Japanese vowels a I (He rale of alxmt one 1 a day. The Navy announces thai )(i more Japanese ships lm«e been sent lo (he bottom. The latest score includs a large transport. a big cargo vessel and seven smaller ones. The new bay brings the total for the last, five weeks up lo -13 Jap ships sunk. That's more than a ship a day. American .submarine;; now are credited with sinking 589 Japanese ships, probably .sinking 30 others, mid damaging 115 more. The probable niifl tlflnmge score Is ncliially much higher than (tie announced claims as the Niivy has been an- rnuhciiiK only aelual Jap sinkings for some lime. . Atnrjcaus Kiisc Ahead On' land, fighting continues in the New Guinea urea, American invasion troops on Dink Island off the coast of northern New Guinea arc advancing slowly on the Jap Mokmer nilfiek). Tiie American. 1 ! were held, up for five clays by bitter Jap resistance, but, they've resumed their advance now, and are slowly but•: surely jmshmg on from Mofc- iiicr Uftlge which overlooks the approaches to the airdrome. Ill southwestern, china, Chinese troops have crossed a river and have driven to within twelve miles of the Jap stronghold of Tens-Chung whiciv lies astride! llic old Burmu Hu'ail.'*;ihe ~jti$ ~bui>|)iy 1 irieS~riorth of Tcngchnng have been cut off and the' Chinese .are closing in for a direct, attack. American warplanes supported the Chinese advance, divcboinbliig and machine- gunning the enemy troops and communications. Changsha in Danger In Central China, the Japanese continue lo advance r.-iuth of Tung Ting Lake. The Chinese have counter-attacked at one point, ami have recaptured one city, but the enemy still is closing in on the big city of Chnngsha, and a new water-borne Jap force has landed on th south slvwc of the lake about GO miles above Changsha. The Chinese commander in chief of HID central war zone in an order of the day warned that the fate of China might depend on the outcome of the present, battles. In northern Burma, American and Chinese forces arc having a hard lime dislodging the Japs from Myilkyina. Allied troops have fought their way inl.T about half of the city and have pinned the Jap garison down iu the northern section, but there is no slackening In ttie enemy's stubborn resistance, and the fanatic Japs still hold at least half of the barricaded streets. Subs Bag 16 More Five Weeks Toli Averages More Than One A Day How Allied Assault Troops Drill For Invasion s=ri-^crrr sm-:z: L^a^s ;=- KT- r- -• - Ac " 11 ' "» (1 »«"" M'Plwrt will, of course, nave Ihe way und provide as much protection ns possible. cnsc enemy Polish Leader Here To Confer WithF.D.R. On Russia Dispute WASHINGTON. June 6 (U.P.)-Tho Polish prime i.sler has arrived in \Vjisliington, to confer with Presi , Roosevelt over the tcrrilorial dispute with Russia TV.,., ' Ol.. J ,. i-» ....... j , .. . _ _ . min- resident The Sttitc Department ssiys Prime Minister Sfanislaw Aiikolojczyk cnuic to Washington at the invitation of dent Roosevelt. resi- In a recent statement to tlie United Proas, the prime "As far as the Polish Govern' minister KS quoted as saying, - ment is ^ concerned, it is ready to'collnboratc with the Soviet Arkansas Briefs 'HOT SI-RINGS.—The Arkansas Department nf the United Spanish War Veterans ciuicrl its 2!s( anniiiil convention by clccl- hiR :t tic\v department commander, C. T. Frick of Little Hnck. Three delegates have alsci been named to BO to the nalintul convention to be held al Cincinnati in August. They -are J. N. Smilh ami Hum Crawford of Kl Dorado, anil Harry Nailandcr of I.illlc Rock. Mrs. iUallie Walts of Hoi Springs was elected ]ircsiilci)t of Ihe Woman's Auxiliary. §>Mrs. Sprayberry Dies Yesterday; Last Rites Held Mrs. Lyrtia Spr.nybcrry died at 9 o'clock yesterday morning at Walls Jlosjiital after an illness of several months. She was 51. Born in Ponlotoc, Miss., Mrs. Sprnybcrry had been a resident of Blylhevillc for 19 years. She leaves her husband, Homer Sprayberry of Corlngton, Twin.; two sons, Scrgt. Olan Sprayberry of fiort Eeniims, Ga., and Corp. Qiilnon Sprayberry, serving in Italy, and two daughters, Mrs. O. V. Gunter nnd Mrs. Joyce Nowcll, both of Blytlicviilc. Last rites were held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Naza- reiie Church, with (lie Rev. Forrest W. Nash, paslor, officiating. Burial was made at Maple Grove Cemetery. Cobb Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. .Arthur A. Mitchell Dies At McCrory Saturday Mrs. Arthur A. Mitchell, mother of Herbert Mitcliell and sister of Mr.s. Agnes Man of Blytheville, died -,,,6'icMcnly Saturday morning at her jBtanc in McCrory. She was 58. ^ A prominent club and church worker, Mrs. Mitchell was a lifelong resident of Woodruff County. Slic also leaves her husband, an- olhcr son, irvln Mitchell of Mexico; four daughters, Mrs. Edu& Vaughn of Memphis. Mrs. Anna Lee Smith of Little Rock, Mrs. Clara Moore of Mexico and Mrs. Jessamine Keith of McCrory; three brothers, D. E. Chappell of McCrory, aVid Oscar Marvin Chappell of Wichita, Kan.; two other sisters, Mrs. Minnie Camp of Magazine nnd Mrs. Annie Bue Holder ot Texas, LITTLE HOCK.—Tivo Rcrman prisoners of war who flni from a farm stockade at lhc Tine Dtuft arsenal have been rec.-iplured. The Iwu who escaped were 19- yoiir-nld Irfirciiz Krcilseni ami 21- ycur-olil .loscpli Jelsilz. They bad been assigned (o farm work in the Vine Ittuff area. Uul have been returned to Camp Kooinson wlicre they have been interned. LlT'l'I.i: HOCK.—The Senate Imcsligalini; Committee on Senatorial Klccti'.ns is bclnc asked lo check campaign expenses In the Senate race hi Arkansas. J. Uosscr Vcnable, Democratic candidate for United Slalcs senator from Arkansas, has writlcn lhc invr-slignliiiK committee tbal cvi- denlly faels show that excessive funds are licing used lo further thr. r:iiidi(l:icy of candidates. He says lie also ivanls an investigation of federal employees who arc assisting candidates. Lieut. Carter Held Prisoner Following Raid Lieut. Herschel Carter is a prisoner of war of Germany, the War Department this morning notified his wife, tbe former Miss Jeanne Harrison. The 28-year-old airman had been listed ns missing In action since he fnilcd to return from n raid over Germany March 8. Lieutenant Carter, navigator on a Liberator bomber, was former vocational agriculture Instructor at Dell High School. Inducted into Ihe service in September, 1942, he had been overseas since last November. Livestock ST. LOUIS, June 5 (UP)-Hogs 35,200; salable 35,000; top 13.70; 180-270 IDS., 13.70; 140-170 Its., 11.10-12.50; sows 11.00-11.15. Cattle 4,800; salable 4,200; calves 2,000; all salable; mixed yearlings and heifers 14.50-15.75; slaughter steers 11.75-17.00; slaughter heifers 10.00-16.25; slocker and feeder Montgomery steer s 8.75-14,00, , . K Y Central The Polish premier is expected to confer with several American officials during his stay here. President Roosevelt will confer with Australian Prime Minister John Curtin lute today. Curlin Gives War Figures Curtin, in n speech before the Washington Press Club this afternoon, said that Australia's war expenditure under lead-lease is proportionally greater than America's. The prime minister revealed that Australia furnishes American forces in the Southwest Pacific with 95 per cent of their food, that 18 per cent of Australia's .war expenditure goes lo lenci-leasc, while lhc United Stales has allotted H per cent. President Roosevelt will discuss the fall of Rome in a 15-mlnule radio talk, which will be broadcast throughout the world tonight. The President will go on the air at 7:30 p. in. CWT. He Is expected to warn Axis satellite nations, probably for the last, lime before the invasion, lo get out of the war, or share Germany's defeat. On Capitol Hill today, House conferees agreed lo reduce Ihe luxury cabaret tax from 30 'lo 20 per cent. The proposal came before the House as a Senate rider lo the debt limitation bill. Nelson Is Critical On the production front, war Production Chief Donald Nelson crltt- clMd irresponsible elements of both labor and management. In a speech before a Detroit Economic Club Nelson said that powerful die-hard groups in toth camps are endangering the nation's war cllorl and IU chances for a prosperous post-war economy. Nelson warned that a big production job still lies ahead. He said that the government actually was cancelling very few war contracts, and lluil new schedules call for an increase In production. Back in Washington, the Joint Contract Termination Board is taking slcps to speed up payment of claims lo subcontractors, when their war contracts are cancelled. The jnovc Is taken lo help smaller firms in reconverting to peacetime production. Tlie United Stales Supreme Court today ruled that federal anti-trust laws be applied to insurance companies. The new decision, which held that Insurance Is an Interstate business, upsets previous judicial rulings. The Inng-nwnUcd verdict backs up federal criminal snti-lrust proceedings against 106 stock fire Insurance companies. They are charged with combining to fix premiums, and monopolize trade. New York Stocks AT&T .................. 16 o 3 . 4 Amer Tobacco ............ 67 Anaconda Copper ..... 25 1-8 Beth Steel .............. '. . 5 8 Chrysler .................. 37 (.2 Coca Cola ....... . . m 3-4 Gen Elcctriy ....... '....'" 38 Gen Motors ............. CO Montgomery Ward ......... 4S 3-8 17 1.3 Six. Committees Named For Drive Of Farm Bureau The Farm Bureau membership campaign, slated lo begin tomorrow in Misslpplppi County, was organized at a meeting of the membership committee Saturday morning when Kix;soliclfi]ig committees were chosen. Serving on th,, committees will be A. C. Owens and W; P. Prypr; Chris Tompklus,. B.' d. West- a?ftl Fred Flceman; H. O. Knappenbcr- Bcr, Charles Hose and Sam Williams; Jimmy Terrell, Rosco Grafton and Dill McDaniel; Chester Caldwell and Clarence Wilson. June B was set us the last day for this annual drive. Allied Airmen Still Blasting At West Wall LONDON, June 5. (UP)—In western Europe today, lhc great Allied air offensive continued. Continuous wavca or warpinncs sped across Ihc channel, swelling lo over 13,005 tons the weight of explosives dropped on Hitler's west wall in 100 hours of non-stop assault. The daylight attacks were spearheaded by 750 Flying Fortresses and Liberators, escorted by 500 fighters, which raked the Boulogne and Cn- lals areas with bombs and gunfire. A smaller force of American medium and fighter-bombers followed them out lo go over the same area. At the same time, rocket-firing RAF Typhoons sped across northern France at tree-Urn level In an attempt, to knock out the radar stations used by the Nazis to spot approaching planes. Radio Paris said the Paris area also was bombed today, but this hasn't been confirmed. The daylight raids followed n British night attack against lhc invasion coast and Cologne. The British also laid mines In enemy waters without loss. In the Dalknns, Yugoslav Partisans, resisting a reinforced German drive in western 'Bosnia, have inflicted heavy casualties on tbe enemy. A Stockholm report says Bulgaria's answer to Hitler's demands for n new pro-Nazi government will be handed lo him by two envoys who left, for Germany today. And In Romania, Iluwlaii soldiers have killed over 2000 Axis troops In repulsing enemy attacks north and northwest of lasi. CaruthersYille Gunner Is Missing In Action CARTJTHErtSVIT.LK, Mo., June 5 — Sergt. Woodrow W. Johnson of the Army Air Corps has been llsl- Prt ns missing In action since April 29, the War Department notified his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Johnson. Tlie 28-year-old man was tall gunner on a Flying Fortress. In the service for n ycar-anrt-a-half, he had been stationed in England since November, prior to his In- ducllon, he was employed in a shoe factory In Caruthersvllle. Another son of the Johnsons, William H. Johnson, 21. was recently Inducted Into the Navy. They also have a daughter, Mrs. Hcba Harmon of Cnruthersville. Chicago Rye open high low close pr.cl. My . mM 108 105H' 101& IOTA Sept,. 10754 108ft 106K 107% 107 K Adkins To Make Campaign Brief Will Run On Record, Governor Announces; Plans Few Speeches LITTLEj RpCK, June 5 (Ul-)— Governor .ftotncr. M. Adkins, candi. (In I^i TrU- 'Mlii*A rV'nnrciL' . Oniinkn ««., A_- Inalion, says his campaign Is .. to be short and conservative. And what's more, he Isn't going to make a lot of speeches. Adkins says he Isn't, going to interfere will) the Fifth War Lonn drive—which will be In full swim; at the same time Arkansas poll- tics begin to warm up. Ho says lie is going to open headquarters In the Mcdehcc Holcl In Little Rock sometime !til 0 in June. But he hasn't announced when he will make his owning campaign spas';';. Referring to his decision lo crtm- pnlgii without what he termed "time-honored oratory" Adkins said: "I don't believe the people will he Interested In a barrage of political speeches, sound trucks and other nolsoiiiaklng devices. I shall mn on my record." Meanwhile, headquarters of Col. T. H. Barton, also a candidate for senator, announces thai Qarlon Is expected lo mnke his opening cam- pnfitn speech at Stamps June 13. Still another senatorial candidate, Representative J. W. FulbrlBht, Is scheduled to open Ids campaign hcadtiiinric-rs al Little Rack. Wednesday. And In the gubernatorial race, things began lo warm np, and new developments nnd left. were popping right Mosl Important, perhaps, was the withdrawal of Dr. J. 8. Rushing of El Dorado from Ihe race. Dr. Flushing explained that he withdrew due to mailers "over which I have no control." Rushlng's withdrawal left four gubernatorial hope/ills In the race. They are J. Bryan Sims, David D. Terry, will Sice! and nwi I.aney. Sims Jumped into the political swim feet first wllh the announcement lhat he has selected Sheriff Howard Clayton of Dcshn County as liis campaign manager. And he plans to open his campaign at Hamburg next Saturday. Former Congressman Darin* D. Terry Is going to open his campaign nt Jniiflsboro June 17. Atul Den I.aney, Camden business man, hopes to start his drive for the gubernatorial nomination at Conway June 10. Biddle Defends Stand In Ward Plant Seizure BOSTON. June 5 (UP)—Attorney General nirldlc declares he was Justified In advising President Eoosc- vclt to Sc l7.c the Montgomery Ward plant In Chicago. Biddle charges that what he call-' cd Ward's defiance of Ihc Government, cut under the whole national determination to settle labor disputes peacefully and finally durltif the war. In a speech before the 25th convention of the International Ladies Garment Workers union Biddlc said Dial If Ward's could defy the Government successfully, an excuse was given either labor or management when It didn't like the War Labor Board's settlement, to (snore it Said Diddle: "A part of industry and a part of labor cannot be permitted to Indulge In private economic feuds while the great majority conform -..„.-...„...,...,„,„ to the needs of the nation at war,"' and extreme portion Tuesday. ANM7T81H Battered Army Of Kesselring Still Strong By JAMFS IMKrr.lt UriKcd Frw« BUff Wrlt«r lHi'il unnlevi control (laly's capl- l but Ihcy si 111 urc a loiiu way from ruiitrvllliift Hilly. liven now, Ormnny holds Ibo 'raler (iiirt of Hie nation. Ineluil- K (lie vast Industrial !'o valloy And, by stiillliiR the Allies fov live days nl the Veiled l-lo-Vnlmontone line, Nniil Muislinl Kesschlng unlncd lime to pull hack 11 large pail of his biitiercci iirnvy. (icncraliy: the luounlntns north of Iliiinc for some mllca nrc fewer and lower limn those Hie Allies have eiicimnlpvc,d so fur. Immediately nlxwo the city, tlie raunlryslde is fairly lint, oven nmrshy. Nonothc- less, ICcssolrliii! nlmost certainly will light it stlir dcliiylng iictlim unlll he reachi's more easily 'defended terrain. And ho hus around M ot tils original 25 dlvhiims to do It. Germany In reiwi'ted lo litivo cm- ililcd u forlllled line In the litrus- i-nu A|>]iciinlcs. hlnned ou the Inland dly.'of PlorciiL'o. JUS air miles ninth of Home. Horn the peninsula Is at lls iiiirroimsl an<l Is ramiilcte- ly wnllcd nil by mountains. On the lur side of thn moiintiilcis lies tlie To valley, whcrO Clcrmimy has united Its rcixtrnti. Jlcytmd me tlie Alps, lonclni! Hnly oil from mld- Kurojie. Allies (iiiln Itlg Alrllnlils NwncUiclcKs, the Allies hnvc won n big military victory will) the cnp- turc of Home, tfaar airdromes, Hits best on the peninsula arc clustered nroiind the city. Tlicy arc nlxiut ISO miles nearer U 10 German frontier limn the Foggla fields, Consequently, they will cxlenil by thai nmch Iho opcratluK ranyc of Allied bombers over Hie Rtilch. However, II look a month to put the Foggln nelds In order and it may rcqidre even longer lo make the Ijomb-blaslcd Rome Holds fit for use. • . . " r Homo is ImiTOilanl for other ren-' sons. Literally, It Is the focal point of Ilaly's ' 14,500.inllcR of railroads.' The mlngD, ."nil romls leiul to rto Is more , than 1111 Idle . Hlnio. Also, Rome's harlxjr la deep cnoiiuh to iircnnnnodnlc the biggest ships, nnd so far Ihcrc h no Jndlcntlon Hint the Gormnns put those port laclllllc.i will 'of commission. But even greater are the Intangible dividends thul the capture will net lhc Allies. For once, Germany was telling the truth when it snld In n Berlin broadcast: "A certain loss of prestige Is uot denied in connection with the evacuation." The Allied'victory In llaly Is n victory on the German home front. Without doubt, the loss of Rome Is faking 11.1 loll In morale among war- weary German civilians, tensely awalling the Invasion. And Hitler's satellites now must be more convinced than ever that they've hooked their wagon lo a falling star. The victory nko will give every Allied soldier the extra ounce of courage Ihnl comes from the knowledge that a crack Nav.l army has taken a beating. Similarly, guerrilla and underground forces throughout Kii- ropc will take new heart nl this clear sign of Germany's waning .fortunes. Tlie world's 300 million Roman Citlhnllcs also may breathe- easier now Unit liicy know the Pope ami 2fi-acre Vatican Oily have escaped harm. The Allied military victory also Is mi Italian political victory. King Victor Emmanuel, who compromised his position by an association wllh Fascism, has promised lo retire In the Interests of Italian unity. And Mussolini's shadow Fascist government — which derived what little prestige it hnd by Us residence In Rome—now may dwindle lo nothing. l}y losing Rome, the Germans are losing the last basts for any pretense that there still Is an Italy In the Axis. Early reports sny the Allies even now arc pounding nl the heels ol the rclreiiling Germans. But the uossl- blllly still remains that they may stabilize n front somewhere north ot Rome and swing cast or west, Into the Balkans or southern Prance. Thus, they would switch to nn easier road Into the heart of Europe. Rome Is fine, but the Allies arc more Interested in gelling to another capital—Berlin. Exam/nations Planned To Select Postmaster Applications tor the open competitive examination for the office of nostmo.'vtcr at Joiner must be on file with lhc Civil Service Commission, Washington, D. C., by June Ifi, Acting Postmaster Marie Lanlcr announced today. Application forms and Instructions which show the places of examination and contain detailed information regarding the requirements, may be obtained from the Joiner post office or from the United States Civil Service Commission In Washington. Weather ARKANSAS —Considerable cloudiness this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday; scattered thundershowcrs in north and central portions this afternoon and tonight, and In south Germans Flee North As Americans Sweep By Captured Capital AU.fKD mOADQUAHTEKS, Homo, June 5 (UP)—The grout. Allied offoiwivc in I Inly bus not stopped at Rome I he I'll (h Army has swept on beyond the captured Italian city without |>nuno nflei' (lie fleeing Gernmn aiiny Amei'i- cnii lanliH ami infantry Imvc upcd on across the Tiber river under ovdoi'M to muiiliilate lhc enemy forces. There sUill in no iniliwilion :IK to where DIP Germans will •mime for iinolhnr slum). Uiil .some ooiirecfl believe they may nod slop short or their next fortified line, possibly 160 miles to the north, 'llns defense belt is hinged on Florence and spans the narrowest part,of tho tipper itaUnu peninsula. Allied fighters and flBhtcr-boinh- crs.aic flying out nhotid of the German? to rut llielr lines of retreat they're raining bombs and bullets on trucks and othei \ehicles clog- B'ni! ronds almost bumper to bumper to n point 50 miles north of the capital. At least (100 trucks and other vehicles were desfioycd or" damaged yesterday alone. (Inun.in Ijnjrs Ile.ivy On P Fifth Anny column has bypassed Rome horn the east in its race to cul off the Gorman retreat Ihe acnnnni ahcady have lost 20,000 men as nrhoneis. Thousand!, of otheis, both southeast and southwest of Rome, appear In Imminent danger of death 01 capture. Many of them are fleeing towaul the Ilber Estuary, teckhig escape As for Rome Itself, United Prf% Correspondents Reynolds mid Eleimor Packard icporl that it Is 95 per cent intact Packaid ie-opened the Rome' bureau of llio United Press nt exactly 10 o'clock Hill morning 116 had been cnirylng the keys to the office In Ills pocket ever sines he was rcluiJicd to the United Stales m. a diplomatic exchange. So today, i w ciilorcd the office, cleaned out a'batch of German newspapers and ivcnl to work. Soon, Swedish and Swiss, correspondents drop- Late Bulletins, A 1.1,1 HI) HKA1MJIIAKTKKS, Naples, .liinr, li. (Ill')—I.lciil. (leu. [Mark ClurU announces tlinl two imrlly smashed Gcriiiiin armies nre In lUfilil iwrlh nf Home. Tim piirsuhii; Alllcil riflh Army Is pnimdliiK iU'russ Iho Tiber rlvur lo Mm ohms nf massed thousands of newly liberated lluimiii.i, (,'lnrli says Hip Nnr.l illulit nbnvo lloitu- In so |irei:lpUiilr. tluil .Ms Fifth Army bus Insl ctmlaot with Ilin Mininy. This Imllrjtlc* Hint tho (irini.in umimuml Is not even pulling up ii rwir Riuinl rover for tin; disorderly •retreat toward ;\ nnir defense Hue. Allied lighter, bombers smiishwl heavily ill Ocrman trnflln norlh of Home, destroying 150 vehicles. llco In (hi! Memphis u"re;\ WITH nlttrtiiil today by officials at tho Parchiiian, Miss., prison fiirni, Who report thul Jlilin f. Carsqn, tiorvliiR « live year burglary term fr«m Corinth, riftss., tinil flcil llin farm aiirtwm believed headed toward Memphis. Officials s:iy It is bellr.vcil Unit Carxou hart b«n Keen Rctllni! nn a Memphis bound 'bilk. •>.-. -w- '"!-•-;••• v:v,^-;v>> FloyT.rlandley Fatally Injured Blyrhovillc Soldier Victim Of Accident At Texas Army Camp Pvt. FlnyT. Hundley of the Army was killed at fi o'clock yesterday morning In an accident at Camp Fimiiln; Texas, officers of Ihe camp informed his parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. j. Hniidlcy of nlythcvlllc. Details of lhc accident hnd not been revealed b v the officers lids morn- Ing. . Private Hundley had been in the service for three years. He was 20. Survivors In addition to his pjr- ent.i include a twin brother, Roy Hundley, and three oilier brothers, Willie O. Haiidlcy, and Leonard Handlcy of lllythevllle. and Pvt. James Hundley, also stationed at Camp • Ftiimln. who was home on furlough when his brother was kjll- ed. Fimeral arrangements, In charge of cobb Funeral Home, were ln- compicle today pending arrlval^of the body from the Texas camp. Group To Meet For Discussion Of TaxProgram The first meeting since Ihe organization of Ihe local unit nl the Arkansas Public Expenditure Council will be held al the Court House Thursday night at 8 o'clock to discuss several tax measures which will be presented to voters in the November election, D. A. Lynch, chairman, announced today. In order lo aid taxpayers to vote Intelligently on these measures, the Council will hold nn open foriim discussion on the proposed tax plans, which include the Hollingsworth Hospital Dill, a one per cent increase ill sales tax for teachers salaries, a three-mill Increase In local school tax, a two-mill increase for county library tax, one- mill increase in the city recreation tax, and a two cent Increase in sales tax for pensions. The Council was recently organized for the purpose of assisting the state, county and municipal governments in economy. New York Cotton Mar. . 1072 May . 1950 July . 2000 Oct. . 2024 Dec. . 1999 1993 197S 2109 2048 2022 1972 1950 2037 2022 1999 W93 1973 2105 2043 2019 1075 1955 2090 2025 2000 Chicago Wheat July open high low close pr.cl. 16014 1S1 159',S 160',i 160-5J Sept, 158H 1587s 158U ISSis 169 H f'olloini _ Thus, Pncknrd"'completed nu ... Riimciil given htm by Hugh Bail- llo, president, of United Press When Jlnlllle wn? on a front, line torn of Mcdleiraiican fronts h e Instructed Packard, former Rome manager, to lollop Allied lirniiea Into Italy and re-open the bureau. •.-•'•-... When lhc news wns received In New York today, Balllle cabled Packard: " -' - I: T "Heartiest 1 congratulations trluiii"- nhailt accomplishment your inls- Kleauor Packard, In aii Intervle'^ with Uullcd' Stales Envoy to tlie Vatican .Harold .Tlttiimn, learned fhnt Hie Vatican was not damaged' In any way by the Allied bombing of rail yards In Rome. •• 'Hitman said the Pope's attitude toward Hie Allies will be Ihe same ns It was toward the Germans — strict neutrality. Tlttnmn, his wife and two sons now, a re free to walk around Rome for the first, time since Mussolini declared war -on the United States. Pope Makes Appearance "™ I'he London radio says the Pope appeared today on the balcony of St. Peter's as crowds cheered As for that' other balcony, the balcony of the Venice Palace' where Mussolini harangued the Romans the broadcast says two Allied soldiers now stand there. General Mark clark, the Fifth Army commander, already has.Is- sued a statement from his headquarters hi Rome. He said: "U Is a great day for the Fifth Army. French, British and American troops have made U possible. . . . We have akea 20,000 prisoners, wrecked the German armies and have captured and destroyed untold quantities of enemy battle equipment." In a dispatch datclincd Rome, United Press Correspondent James Iloper reveals that American trucks and tanks now are rumbling, through streets lined with thousands of cheering and flower-tossinz Romans. One American column pawed directly in front of the Venice palace where Mussolini declared war on the United States. "Painful" To Mussolini As .for Mussolini, speaking from the safety of an undisclosed hideout In Northern Italy, he admitted that the Allied occupation of Rome was a "painful" milestone In his career. However, he called on his followers to continue their struggle at th 0 side of Ihe Germans. And he promised that "measures will be taken" to restore the one-time capital of his fallen Fascist empire. On the other side of the Italian political fence, King Victor Emmanuel ls'.< scheduled to sign today documents believed to transfer his royal powers to his son. Crown Prince Humbert. All signs Indicate that before nightfall the king will have yielded, his royal power, as ho promised he would when the Allies occupied Rome. The documents are understood to cre'at a lieutenant gencralcy lor Humbert in whom would be vested all the royal powers. Florida Is the southernmost state In the Union, -J

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