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TUESDAY, JUNE 6, I'M.I Memories Of Dunkerque Spur British Along The Road Back The men of Britain are going: bnck (o Europe as they swore they would four years ago on the benches of Duii- Kei'(|tie. The dramatic story of today's invasion actually reaches back lo^u sunny spring morning' in 1940. , A miracle occurred on that morning of May 29 1940 A miracle that preserved the lives of the soldiers who now are battling their way into Europe A miracle thnt gave America lime* o prepare. ... A miracle Oiat jolted tli e world into rude realization of Ihc grim fight for survival that lay ahead. ... Surrender or Death On thai, May morning, a jagged mob of one-quar(er-of-a-inillion men—holding ull die field equip- nient Britain possessed—arrrived on the beaches of Dtmkerquc. Belgium' had surrendered. France tottered. Behind those men was a triumphant German army. Overhead a triumphant German air force. To a stunned, ^almost unbelieving world, they seemed faced with two alternatives—surrender or death. But at precisely that moment, when the beaten army reached the water's edge—the miracle occurred. 'Ihe tortured, many naked, uttterly weary, those men stood 'calmly on the beach—and waited. ' Waited with a patient dogged patient faith, while over-head dive- bombers twisted and screamed In a fantastic criss-cross of death. The beach shook with the deep thud of exploding bombs, Columns ot smoke thrust into the sky. Whole rows of men toppled before a'tornado of machine gun millets. Faith' Rewarded Through it all that army waited In agony. But there was no surrender. And their faith soon was to be rewarded. Out of England came a fleet of little boats and bore them awa v home. To the world 'it was a miracle. But not to the men standing on the beaches of Dunkerque. They knew England would fcnot leave them to die. ^ For five days and nights it went on. Bankers, lawyers, street cleaners, with dogged sleep-hungry eyes, piloted those cockle shells Into the Inferno of Dunkerque. Again and again and again until only tlie dead remained on Uie beaches. The living came back from the nightmare of war to the quiet and orderliness of England. Suddenly, they realized that policemen still smiled. That children played in the parks. That church bells rang. Those soldiers saw what they were fighting to preserve. And they lived to fight another day on the deserts of Africa, in Sicily and Italy—and now in France again. Among them were General Sir Harold I). L. G. Alexander and General Sir Bernard K Montgomery. Retain Goes .To Work As the rag-tag army was absorbed into the quiet of England, tlie German horde swept down the Rhone valley and the beaten men of France laid down their arms. Europe lay prostrate and the Nazis swaggered in the streets of Paris. England was next. The world knew''it. and prepared for the inevitable. But England, somehow, didn't seem to realize it. Tlie voice that arose from England at that moment was far Irom submissive. It was the voice of 47 million angry people blended into the tones ol Prime Minister Churchill fi he said: ™"We shall defend our islands whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches; we shall fight on the landing grounds; we shall fight in the fields and in the streets. We shall fight in the hills, by the German army of maneuver News Briefs From Other War Fronts Powerful Allied forces in Italy ate smashing northward on the, heels of the beaten Teiilh and ivjur- teenth German armies. A Home announcement says thousands of wounded enemy soldiers were lefl In oily hospitals wheti the Welinnachl withdrew Sunday. A Moscow cominuntftne says sev- i, days -of furious enemy attacks northwest of the Romanian city of lasi netted, the Nazis only - two insignificant penetrations,, and ' cost thciii over 7000 men/ 305 tanks, and 313 planes, In the Soul)) Pacific, America fighter pilots bagged'10 of. 42-Jap anese planes over Blak: Island Sat urday and Sunday.' Here at home, United' Nation. Relief and Rehabilitation Admin istralion officials In Washlngto estimate people in Europe's', liberal cd areas will consume 90 bllllo dollars worth of food,: clothing, all services: during the'first 18 months of the post-war period. TJNRRA of ficials will furnish only about' tw per cent of this amount. I. - To Speak Here Wildcat Strike Hits Production At War Factory LOCKLAND, Ohio, June G (U.p.)— A strike of some 12,000 workers a the Wright Aeronautical Corpora lion kept the production of olr plane engines halted today. Officials of . the CIO Unite Automobile Workers Union con demned the walkout as a "wildcat strike which followed a protes against the use of seven negr workers in one department wher previously nil whites had bee employed. Paris May Be Objective Of Our Invasion Forces irom rate I) so-called "invasion coast"—iiichid heavily-bombed Pas <] ing the Calais area—is many miles to In northeast. However, there Is no reason t believe that the Allies will eslab llsh beachheads only in this area The i first' .landing .in. Normand may well-be aimed at drawing of German strength from other sec tors, where, oilier troops., will g ashore. It may be days before w know which beachhead is imppr tant and which is diversionary.''The Allies face four successlv stages of crisis. First, they mus get ashore safely.. Second, the must overcome local shore earrl sons. Third, they must cope witi local reserves. Fourth," they miis beat off inevitable counter-attack!, "And we shall never surrender." Then Britain went to work. It worked os thovigli its life depended upon it. because actually it did. Already, housewives were giv- ...-. ....*.-~.j, ..„„.,„„...-., ..-..c 6 .,- -uerman counter-attacks in Slcll ing heir sauce pans to make the rtic , in come ul , 0 , (he AIIles6hca< !1ir ftpft*; tl-ifit WPT-B tn Rnv^ l>»pir i.' .. . , .. ,,«« estimated at 20 divisions. Am fifth, they must prevent "a stale male such as bogged both sides in the last war. -German counter-attacks in Sicily air fleets that were to save their island. Already, Britain's only remaining armored division was on its way to guard the Suez Canal— the empire's lifeline. Already. England was preparing—not for defeat —but for victory. It was laying the foundation of the bonibcjr fleet now" pounding Germany. It was sending the soldiers to Africa who eventually would drive Rommel into the sea. And it was working . . . night . . . day . . . always, working. Victory—Britain's Ain\ Hitler was startled when England At not ask for mercy. Instead, WRurchlll told Hitler 'and the world. "Yon nsk what is our aim. I can answer that in one word: Victory. Victory at all caste. Victory in spite of all terrors. Victory, however hard and tone the road may be. For without victory there is no believe it. The survival.' Hitler couldn't Idea. The stupid English. He would wring trie British neck like the neck of a chicken. His mob ravaged Europe. Mussolini's be-decked legions arrived in Egypt. The Japs drew the sword on Hong Kong. German invasion barges assemb- In the channel ports. And all been ashore from three 'to flv days. Thus, it may be some tlmb before the first large-scale battle is fought. The Nazis probably won't commit many reserves to the Normandy region until they- know whether there will be other, and perhaps larger, landings. The waiting for the invasion is over. But n more tense period ol waiting, for the developments of thai invasion, has started. British Guard Coastline Against Counter-Attack (Centinned from Pare li Plying Fortresses and Liberators look up Ihc attack. The heavies were followed by medium bombers anrt fighter bombers. The attack lasted for eight hours, and by midmorning the skies were swept clear of Nazi planes. Allied fighters were racing as far as 75 miles inland without drawing a challenge from the battered Luftwaffe. As Churchill said: The Allied invasion armies could call on 11,000 planes for proleclion. Churchill later added that "several important bridges" had been captured In the day's operations. American • battleships, cruisers led In the channel ports. And all '""««;uii oauiesmps, cruisers the time England worked, bnildinj! |>no .destroyers are participating in the air fleet thnt.in the months ' i," 1> ? slon - IA nnv..n ....... l. _ n ..^ iu n :_l/.v>r1 Allied hf flrf fll Ifl t°f PTC n Hn/Mtn r.euj tie ..--._—. to come was to save the island. Amassing the armies that were to hold off the enemy until America could enlcr the light. Said Britain's leader in that dark hour: "Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the war. If w e can stand up (o him all Etirope will be free and the life of the world may move forward in- 'to the broad sunlit uplands. But If we fall, then the world, Including the united states, including all that we have known or cared for. will sink Into the abyss of a new •toy age made more sinister and pS»/;aps more protracted by the lignls of a perverted science." England's Finest Hour Churchill told his nation: "Let tis therefore brace ourselves for our duties and so bear ourselves that If the British Empire and Its commonwealth last for a 1000 years, men still will say, "This was their jin es t hour.'" In those dark days, capable Bril- ish hands held the herilage of the world. The light that was lit In tngJand that summer will never go out. It is the light Illuminating the faces If the men of England loday ns they march back into Europe. ' Allied headquarters announced that more than 640 naval guns ranging from four-inch to 16-inch bombarded the French beaches and enemy slrongpoinls In support of Allied armies. The warships succeeded In silencing shore batteries and laying smoke screens on schedule. Tlie mlnesweeplng was described as the oifrgest and probably most difficult operation of its kind ever attempted. Hundreds of sweepers headed the invasion fleets, clearing the water and marking channels. New York Cotton Mar. . 1972 1999 1973 19961975 May . 1950 1919 1949 1977 1955 July . 2085 2110 2083 2108 2090 Oct. . 2024 2049 2022 2047 2025 Dec. . 1997 2024 1996 2022 2000 Chicago Wheat open high low close pr.cl July . 160 16214 160 162% \60>A Sept.. 158JJ 164 158K l$0?i 158?i Chicago Ry« open high low close pr.cl. July , Sept., 103 107 109« 105K 10914 109K !OS£ 109« I075S Dr. Harding Wil Talk To Jaycees R. S. Wheeler, State President Of Jaycees, To Install Officers i .President A. M, Harding of th University of Arkansas, Fayelte vllle, will be principal speaker a the Junior Chamber of Commcrc meeting, (.imorrow night when nci officers will be Installed. • • • ' "Building Arkansas," will b President Hardlug's subject. ' Wei known as an educational admin istralor, he has spoken before mnn groups,of business and professionn men and women in the state an has appenrcd'on the platform o nearly every high school in Ark an.sas. A graduate of the University c Arkansas with the class .->f |jo Dr. Harding joined the faculty o the institution one year later a an instructor in mathematics. Wit the exception of leaves of absenc while he was completing require mentis-for his f,f. A. and Ph. D de threes it I the University of chicagi Dr. Harding Ims been on the Univct sity sti:ff since 1905. He has he) successively the position of In structor, assistant professor, regls trar, 'examiner, profesror, direclo dean and president. He organise the General Extension Service an. administered this division of th University until his elevation t. tlie presidency. ; In addillon to President Hard ing, another out, of town guest wl be R. s. .(Bob) Wheeler, presidcn of the Arkansas Jaycees, who wl conduct the installation of offl cers. Jimmy Sirolhermnn, recent) was elected president of the group succeeding Lonk Davis, other ne\ officers .are S. a. Shellon, vie president. Vance .Henderson,, sec relary, and Charles Brogden, treas tirer. New War Hero Of Tennessee A Second York WASHINGTON, June 5. (UPI- They've got a new war hero in the Tennessee hills-one whose exploit are reminiscent of tlie sharpshoot- ing of Sergeant Alvin York in W'orlc War I. He is 25-year-old Paul B. Huff o Cleveland, Tenn.. an infantry corpora 1, who lias been awarded tin Congressional Medal of Honor foi wiping out, single-handedly, a German machine gun nest in :taly and conducting dangerous reconnaissance that resulted in the killing of 27 Germans others. The War Department said and capture of 21 he would receive the award, the Nations highest, al ceremonies overseas "for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity nt risk of life above and beyond the call of duty" in action icar Carano, Italy, last Feb. 8. His feat In some ways paralleled that of York who In a single riny in the World War killed 20 Germans and forced surrender of 132 and 35 machine guns. York received the same medal. A citation accompanying Huff's award said that after he killed an entire German machine gun crew while under direct enemy fire, lie lathered Information which resulted n ilie "routing of an enemy coin- any of 125 men, killing of 27 Germans and capturing 21 others, with a loss of only three patrol mem- oers." On many occasions, Huff deliber- tely exposed himself to divert Gcr- nan fire from his comrades. Huff, who was well known as a harpshootcr in Cleveland, has been verseas two years. He has piir- :iascd $1300 i n war iat time. York Stocks 160 1-8 68 A T & T inter Tobacco ............ .naconda Copjier ... 25 3- Beth Steer ............. ;." 68 M Jnrysler : ............... gg 2oca Cola ........ ....... 117 j_ 2 Gen Electric ...... '.'.'.'.I'.'.'. 36 3-8 3en Motors ............. 51 Montgomery .Ward ....".'.' « 3. 4 NY Central'. ............. „ 3 .J nt Harvester ..... 75 1-8 Vorth Am Aviation . . " " 7 3.4 Republic Steel ........ .'.'." n 1-4 ladio 91-2 17 i 4 55 i.j 4 7 _ R ocony Vacuum ..... . 13 3 ludebaker ...... tandnrd of N J . ..'.'. Texas Corp . ...... steel .......... ;; N. lar. *»y lily )ct. . >ec. . i 979 1956 ]910 1935 1970 1995 1955 1917 1953 1917 2074 2125 2094 , 2024 2104 2025 2048 2021 2046 2027 2000 2025 1997 2023 2003 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.): : COURJER V NEW8 , Roosevelt Speak? Of Rome As Troops Get Set For Invasion WASHINGTON, June <i. (UP)resident Kooscvelt last night hailed ic capture of Homo as "one up and two to go" in the drive for Axis capitals, liul he warned against overcmphusUIni: the victory, saying Germany has not yet been driven lo In n world-wide fireside chut, the President cautioned that victory si 111 lies some distance iihend. litlt us he put it: -That distance will be covered In due time, have no fear of that." He stressed the fuel thai Nav.l tsses. though heavy, have not been real enough to cause the collapse t Ciermnny—Unit the country si 111 Is not,yet at the point where It will be unable to stint another world •ouqucst In a generation from now. Mr. Uo'osevelt hinted that the In- .'aslon of western Europe was inunl- lent, and even as he spoke Allied forces were preparlni} to cross the channel. Olios History at H<im<t He pointed out that the first ot he Axis capitals to full W us Hie me with Hie longest history, dating back to when Home and the Homans controlled the whole world. "That, too, Is significant," said the President. "For the United Nations »re determined that in the future 10 one city, and no one race will be able to control the whole of the world." The President expressed deep snt- ifaction that the freedom of the Pope and of Vatican city l.s- assured l >y the United Nations. He declared bluntly Hint no thanks are due the Nazis for the fact that Home was spared (he dcv- islntlun lliey wreaked on Naples nid other Italian cities Instead, ho gave full credit lo Die Amcd generals who, ho said "nm- neuvcred so skillfully n,,u ()„', N ,,.,|, could only luivu slnyed Ions onoii B h o ilnnmse Hmne nt (lie risk or los- l»l! their- untiles." •*'»<> quarters InU'iuieted this statement us a llaf rejection of Cler- iiinii overtures to declare Rome an l ! I ,',7Y it > 1 »'«' ""'is handicap the Allied olTenslve, Mr. Kouscvelt went on lo ,sny llmt lie United. Slates and Urllain'will do everything possible to Inlnt' ,•<.. wf to the people of Home whu, he declared, "m-ru left on the veire of fuirvnllon by the Gemmiis." said our troops found, besides nllnn. disease, a <lelerlornlln K I'ducutton and lowered nubile health which he called all by-producte of 1'iisclst mis-rule. Anticipating the fall of limne, Mr {loose-veil said, we made mcpara- llotis to ship food .supplies to (In! «ty. Uut, he added, It should be remembered thtil needs are MI emit urn! Iriinsportnlluiis requirements of our armies so lienvy, that Improvement must be (! radual, However lu> went, on, we already hnve bonm In snve Uie lives of, men, women „,)<( cnlklrcn of Home. The President hinted thnt itnly will be given « pinee ill the peace tnWi>- snylnif. "Wei waul and expect the help of the future llalv lo- "•'ird liisllitd pence. All other" nations opposed to Faseism ami Na/,ISIH should help give Italy a chance " The President dosed'his speech with tho congratulations and thanks of llie American people |,> n, c ,, P11 . enils who made tl\e Rome victory possible. "May Clod bless them and watch over them ,cmd over all of our gallant, flehflnu men." he concluded London Expects Red Offensive Blows By Russia In Next 48 Hours Believed Likely IJy United Pifss In London, there was a general expectation loiltiy thai a general Kmsliiii offeJWlvc ccortll.'taie;! with the western. 'Invasion mny be . my e launched within '(he ticxt .is hours They believe that iJie Husslans almost certainly will bos In their al- lack before the weekend, Allied' supreme headquarters revealed late hi tlic (lay thnt bad weather hud forced a 2-l-lioiir postponement of Ihn Invasion, •iiu, go- ahead order was given last, nlrht despite HlrottK northwest winds and rain squalls when wenlhcr experts forecast .Improving conditions today. Late weather reports say the sun broke mil over jhe Dover Siralts early todny. Broken clouds swept up from the northwest. A moderate sen was .riirmliig. visibility was good mill improving. Bye-witness accounts of lliv historic Invasion of. Hitter's' Europe already nvc pouring In, i^bcrt Hlch- ' , cr c- anls, Dulled' .Press correspondent nt London, says • Thunderbolt pllot/i returned .(a tell of Allied troops pllhiB onto the shores of Vrnnce apparently against little opposition. Oiw pilot said he saw Ihlllsh gliders-all neatly parked-nnd col- a-MrsF «x S=^^;,;a^t Inland from Ihe const. A covrospondcnt who watched opening phases -uf Ihe Invasion a i^' r .a j^* cir^;~ c,rs;, .r™,^ PAGE opposition until they were two or twee miles, off ..the. French coast, Ills IT boal squadron was In the channel for- about 20 hours. He believed: the Germans cither were completely surprised or else were afraid lo cliallnge lite'Powerful Allied forces. ' .Another .United Press correspondent, Colltp Small, watehcd from n Marauder while aernuin batteries duelled with the guns of Allied warships offshore,; lie . reported Plumes ot smoke rising all over the area below us big gnus hammered Ihc Germans with navy shells sending out red fihebts of.flame General ELwnlio\ve r's vantage point wai a rooftop, lie watched DID mlgtyy alrljoi itc armada tal<; off from his headquarters set' up m a (hick wood near the alrbascs from which the assault fleet launched its attack. Tlie entire area Is Is ctimoufltised, and its location a carefully.guarded secret. Connect/cut Moves Bond Campaign Ahead HARTFORD, June 0 (OP)— The Mart of the Fifth War Lonn drive hi Connecticut lias been IIVHTI! ahead to coincide with'the Blurt of the European invasion. Ktnte War Finance committee ehaliman..says the <Mva Is to begin Immediately. "We will move-nlieiul. \vHli. our troops," Wilson announces. News of Uie Invasion KCIICI ally was heard tnicinolloimlly throughout the slate. There were iio-siic- plnl (leinoiiitrallons. such us had been planned enrlier. ; Hut the churches were open everywhere for prayers during the early morning, hours, Oltier services plant? brought workers the litest developments of the"Auled landings' » s °'ey sped, production to.,back ' l the atlack. .',, ' ~(^&\ Frederick J O. Budiong, Episcopal bishop of the Dloeese-of Conntctl- cut learning'ol the invaslori^'ex- clalmcd: "• ••" —* , .... God the. hour has come, and piay aott for g righteous' peace." ' 4 Norman Bunch V IsHeldFbr ; _ * t < / i ( t , Shooting HerG ' Harvey Dhmore, 28 was taken to ' walls Hospital this afternoon flth ' two bullet wounds and Norman , Dirndl, about 37, was held pending ; the outcome of Dlsmore's wounds i ' following n shooting on, Walnut -', sticel near Elch Service Stolon ».,< (Ins alteinoon, according to Ora., r Complete dctnih of the shooting ;vcrc not available tliK aflernooh, tilt Mi Sudbury said Bunch •admitted filing the shots o,tter DIs- moic allglitcd from a laxlcab and attacked Imiich who was \valklng iitoni; the sheet Mr. SUdbury 'said both men iveic reported Involved In a dbtuibancc -at the'Twin Oiibles Night club on North Highway 01 last night and Hlwlr 111 feeling appaiently exWed between them as icsult n! the Incident nismoic wai wounded in 7the left shonldci und Ihe left aim He was expected to recover. Offlccis had not completed their Investigation at 2 30 o'clock this nftciiioon , , Aliotit 200 copies of each motion picture film are made loi clicrjU- llon among theaters In Englond.

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