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Save Waste Paper! It is valuable to the War Hfortf The Boy Sccu<5 »jf| coffect your Scrap P^ every Sofurrfay BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWRPADrn nm »ir>t.TDW.c.n IT,,,...,,.,, .', ^ ' • •^^ W . T • ^X frt VOL. XL1—NO. 08 Blylhovlllo Dally Ne»a Blythevllle Courier TBS DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHXAST ARKANSAS AND 80UTHRA8T UIB3OOBI Blythevllle Herald Mississippi VaJley Leader AKKANSAS, \VKDN KSDAY, JUNK 7, I'M 4 ALLIES IN FULL CONTROL OF SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS nvasion Fleet ing Genoa, To Nazis (By Uiillcd Press) Unconfirmed reports from German-occupied Milan sny a large Allied invasion fleet has been sit'liled off Genoa, iii northwestern Italy. The reports, relayed' through Zurich, indicate a landing LS expected hourly at the major Italian port. However, it was emphasized tho reports are German in origin and unconfirmed by Allied headquarters. If true, thu Allies apparently are aiming to'outflank P . German forces now retreating northwards in Italy. General Alexander says the * . ..... strength of German' armies in Central Italy is broken.. Alexander made the confident statement as he urged Italian patriots to cooperate with his advancing troops and harass Ihe retreating Germans, Allied Fifth Army columns now have driven more than 10 miles north and 12 miles west of Rome. Front reports said most of the Gcrinan s are stragglers left behind to make a suicide stand. On the right flank, the British are reported meeting much stiffer resistance. However, they continue to advance through hills northeast and east of Rome. A late'report reveals that 18,000 Germans have been captured by the Fifth -Army alone since the start ol the-'jprcscnt offensive. LONDON, June 7 (UP)—A major general in the United States Army Air Forces lias been demoted to I thc rank of lieutenant colonel and I'sent to the United States for revealing tlie approximate date of thc Western European invasion to a group of guests at a cocktail party two months ago. The general, whose name was withheld, is said to have remarked Suffers Injury In Auto Mishap New Madrid Resident Was Returning Home After Visiting Son While returning to his home i New Madrid. Mo., after visiting his son, Harvey Dismore, victim of a shooting affair here yesterday afternoon, N. E. Dismore suffered an injured left shoulder in an automobile accident near Holland, Mo., and was brought to Walls Hospital about 4:30 o'clock this morning where his son-.'was being treated for two bullet/wounds. "' , 'Mr. Dismore, 54, was dismissed _frorn Ihe hospital this morning after^ receiving emergency^ treatment iid^*suls. on 'his armr'.-'jl-i'H;-" ?' '• - ^ According to Missouri'state highway patrolmen, Dismore called them this morning from Holland to report the accident. He lold the officers that he was forced off Ihe raod' into the ditch by another driver, which was the last Ihing he remembered until he awoke later In Walls Hospital. He said that the whereabouts of his automobile or the identity of persons who brought him to the local hospital were unknown to him. Hospital attendant said that they did n the presence of several people: n °t have a record of who brought "On my honor, the invasion will take place before June 13." A woman who heard the remark reported the incident to security police and General Eisenhower immediately ordered him reduced in rank and sent home. Tlie story was held up by censorship authorities because of the possibility that enemy agents, realizing the significance of a high- ranking officer being demoted, might try to learn exactly what he said. Union Condemns *Ward President Aluminum Workers Accuse Management Of 'Union Busting' HOT SPRINGS, Ark., June 1 (UP) — The biennial convention of the Aluminum Workers of America has condemned Sewell Avery and the Montgomery Ward management for what it called "union busting lac- lies." The union, in its resolution yesterday, pledged support to union employees of Montgomery Ward. A business agent for thc International Aluminum Workers, John Haser, charged that factions in Con- Krcss arc uniting to defeat what he termed "progressive legislation" asked for by labor. He termed such opposition "reactionaries" and declared that this opposition must be de- Tea ted. Haser also went on to score policies of management concerning labor's participation in politics. Haser said: "Management thinks It is all right for I. W. Wilson, vice president of the Aluminum Company of America, to kick in with $10,000 to tlie Republican party. But they don't labor should participate in Samuel Jacobs. CIO representative affiliated with the OPA, charged that delegates who have the impression that rationing soon will be over arc, as he snld, "kidding themselves." And warned that while some articles have been taken off the rationing status, they probably will be returned lo point requirement later. Chicago Wheat open high low close pr.cl. July . 161 is 162 160 160*i 162X Sept, , 159J4. 159Ti 16756 168 180£ in the injured man. Mr. Dismore was enroute lo his home by bus this morning. Missouri officers were investigating his report. Officers Named For Girls State At Little Rock LITTLE ROCK, June 7 (UP) — Babs Johnson of Benton is lhc new "governor" of the Arkansas Girls State—which is holding weeklong sessions at Little Rock. Miss Johnston, running on the mythical "Nationalist" ticket, defeated Mar v Trimble of El Dorado, the "Federalist" candidate. The new officers were sworn in by Chief Justice Griffin Smith of the Arkansas Supreme Court last night. The Inauguration ceremonies were attended by many officials of Arkansas — but Governor Adkins was unable'to attend. New officers of the myfiilcal slate government include: Peggy Jacobs of IV>rt Smilh — Secretary of Stale. Martha Gene Randall of Searcy —Fort Smith—treasurer. Lots Ann Paddock of Fort Smith •—auditor. Billic Lou Riggs of Springdale— land commissioner.. Mary Jean Gattis of Fort Smith —attorney general. Gloria Queen of R>rt Smith — chief justice of supreme court. British Pursuing Japs Fleeing From Kohima By United Tress What little news there is on the Pacific front todya Is very good. The Japanese are being thrown back on two fronts. British troops arc pursuing thc Japs fleeting from the Kohima area in India, and a re carrying out successful attacks against the enemy northwest of Bishenpur In the Impbal area. American columns in Dutch New Guinea, supported by big Llberalor bombers, are driving closer to Mok- nier airfield on Blak island. Chinese mid American forces in Northern Burma continue their penetration Into Myltkyina, key rail city. They have driven 100 yards deeper into the barricaded town. On the Salween river front Chinese troops In Yunnan province have brought up heavy artillery to Russia Leases Light Cruiser Owned By U. S. Senator Announces Transfer Of Warship Under Lend-lease Law WASHINGTON. June 7 (0.1'.>— An official statement clears up Ihc confusion over recent reports Hint an American warship had been turned over lo Russia. Senator Walsh of Massachusetts, chairman of the Senate Naval Affairs Committee, announces U\aL an American light cruiser was turned over lo the Soviets, under the lciul-leii.se law. That Is, Walsh points out, Hie cruiser Is leased to the Russians, but. remains the property of the United Slates. The Naval Affairs Committee clmlmian quote statute under which it is specifically stated thai ships of the Navy may be transferred under lend- lease provisions, during the present war, (ml not longer. Ship Identified The light cruiser turned over to the Russians is Identified ns the Milwaukee. The subject ol the warship transfer to the Soviets was brought up In llic Senate last month by Senator Bridges, a New Hampshire Republican. Following today's announcement by Walsh, Senator Bridges remarked llic administration slioutd have _announced the transfer when it took place, rather than waiting to be, as Bridges put lt,"smokcd put.'; -;;.On: Capitol Hill, the House cpm- pietcd^ legislative nclion on 'the billiwhtcli • boosts the national debt limit' to. 1 260 billion , dollars, .the measure, Incidentally, carries a rider reducing- the cabaret tax fron: 30 to 20 per cent. House and Senate conferees compromised on. the Pearl Harbor court-martial issue. They've agreed to a six-months extension of the time limit on court, martial proceedings. The resolution instructs the Army and Navy to investigate Immediately the Pearl Harbor disaster, nnd report any charges to Congress by December 7, of this year—the third anniversary of the Japanese attack. The le.solution still must be approved by bolh House and Senate. Funds For Army The House Appropriations Committee, meanwhile, approved an outlay of more than 49 billion dollars to meet anticipated Army expenses for the fiscal year starting July 1. The total, however, Includes atout 15 and a half billions in new appropriations, the rest in unexpended funds. On the labor front, reaction is mixed. The Invasion prompted 2,200 strikers in tivo plants, one at Bessemer, Ala., and the other in Los Angeles, to obey a WLB back- to-work order. But in Nashville, Tenn., 1500 workers in a war plant walked out while our soldiers were still storming the French beaches. Their complaint was that two men who had been shifted to draft deferrable positions were returned to their old jobs when draft regulations were changed. Reinforcements Into Normandy I .L p» 1 1 • ' *^' open an attack on a strategic peak overlooking the mountain oic! Blums road. U. S. Fliers In Russia Attack From Red Bases MOSCOW, June 7 (UP)— American airmen In Russia made their own contribution to the historic events of yesterday. They carried out their first bombing attack from Soviet bases. A massive formation of Liberators, escorted by Mustangs, blasted Galatl, a key German air base in Romania. A network of hangars and reserve aircraft were destroyed. Tiic target was selected by the Sovits to support Rd Army operations. Moscow reports the Germans are slackening their attempts to break Soviets to support Red Army opera- alter eight days of ill-fated drives In that time, the Germans have lost 7300 killed, 333 tanks and 355 planes. New York Cotton open high low close pr.cl Mch. . 1999 2002 1985 1992 1096 May .. 1970 1081 1065 1069 1D77 July . 2110 2114 2099 2107 2108 Oct. . 2049 2054 2037 2043 2047 Dec. .. 2025 2031 2015 2019 2022 N. 0, Cotton Mch. May July Oct. open high low close pr.cl . 2001 2004 1087 1993 1998 . 1S80 1983 2965 1968 1977 . 2123 2128 2115 2120 2124 . 2049 2056 2039 2042 2046 Dec, „ 2028 Z033 2016 2018 2023 _ate Bulletins f NKW YOIIK. June 7. (Ill 1 ) —Tlie. He, II,, niello ,,;,,•» (!„. (!<.,,»,<»* hi"lwi° St lo l!:l ''u" X |', ll! •'"" CS "° l:lliwi ' sl °' C;u '" "" lllc r »" W!l > - »•'<'' LONDON, June 7. (lll')_N' C iirly SCO I'ljlui; Vorlrrsses ninl l,lln-rn- (ors- pscor(cd by Tliiimk rbolLs ninl Muslims* ntlurkctl n iiuinbrr ot ro;itl junctions suulli of Ciien In I'riincc toilay. WASHINGTON, June. 7. '(Ul')-Tlie War Ihuxirlmcnl ilist-lowil Imlay llnil ihi; general ivlia WHS <lcmo(cd for vloliilhn; .security regulations hi romiccllon with Iho Invasion was Major tirncrnl llvnrv J Miller. ; J ' He li:ul been coniniiiiulcr of Hie Nlnlh Air Force. Service (,'omnriml In llrlliilu since October, 1!)43. LONDON, June 7. (1)!')—Thc llcilln mill.) says Hit Allies liuiileil lictwccu two anil five more divisions In 1'nuicc yw>U>ril»y mill l;isl uli;hl. LONDON, June 1. (l)l')—The Gcnium l»N'll news ai;e.ne.y siiy.s 100 Allied tanks arc allacklitK 'near lhc imparlanl clly of (,'aen. NAI'I.KS, u.lnc 7. (Ill')—11' Is aiiiumiiccd officially lli ;l | Allied (auks Hiiil liifiintr.vmcji arc clrlvltip; (he Ocruuuis hi disorderly r«- trc;il uloiiR u tiroiid fronl north of Kqmit anil nre eloshiB In on C'lvlln- Vccrliki, 40 nilles northwest of (he rniillal. To Head Jayceps ' , Jjliiiitiic Smullienncm Harding Speaker At Banquet Here Group Will Install ' New Officers Tonight At Dinner Meeting Jimmy Smothcrmon will be installed as president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce tonight by R. S. "Bob" Wheeler of Harrison, president of the slate organization. Other officers to be installed are S. G. Shelton, vice president, Vance Henderson, secretary, and Chnrles Brogdon, treasurer. Other features of thc meeting at 7:30 o'clock In the Blue Room of Hotel Noble Include thc presentation of honorary membership certificates by "Doc" Dean, presentation of the certificates of election by Louie Isaacs, relinguishing of the gavel and report on the year's activities by the retiring president. Louis Davis, the response by the incoming president, and thc Introduction of speakers, which include President A. M. Harding of the University of Arkansas, and Mr. Wheeler, by Mr. Isaacs. W. Kemper Druton will serve as master of ceremonies. Special music will be furnished by Mrs. Worth D. Holder, and Noble Gill, accompanied by Miss Jean Saber. Dancing will follow In tho Blue Room. Sofeiy Film Is Shown At Lions Club Yesterday Charles Hay Ncwcomb was in cfinrge of the program at (be regular luncheon meeting of the Lions club held yesterday at Hotel Noble. The program consisted of a safety film, "Learn and Live," shown by Lieut. Chester Prothero and Sergt. Jerry.Cooper of Blythc- vllle Army Air Field. Guests at the luncheon were H. C. Knappenbcrgcr and Emtl Golden of Memphis. New York Stocks A T & T 160 5-8 Amcr Tobacco 671-4 Anaconda Copper 25 1-4 Beth Steel 57 5-8 Chrysler 883-8 Gen Electric 363-8 Gen Motors 603-4 Montgomery Ward 46 3-4 N Y Central 17 3-8 Int Harvester 74 3-4 North Am Aviation 73-4 Republic Steel 17 1-4 Radio 91-2 Socony Vacuum 13 1-4 Studcbaker 17 5-8 Standard of N J 50 7-8 Texas Corp 481-4 Packard 5 U S Steel 52 Bunch Set Free Under $500 Bail Twin Gables Manager Charged With Assault In Shooting Affair Noorman Bunch, who told officers yesterday that lie shot Harvey Dlsmorc, 28, former manager of Twin Gables Cafe, near Lny Elch's Service Station about 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, wns free under $500 bond today. Dale for the preliminary hearing in Municipal Court on n chaise of assault wltli n deadly weapon had not been set pending lh c dlsmksnl of 'Dismore from wails Hospital, where he Is suffering from two bullet wounds, one In the left shoulder and in llic left arm, " ..,,.' Ill feeling between llic.two men which: led to the shooting "was lie- lieved by officers to have' develop ed from a fist tight nt the Tw GnWes Cafe on North Highway 01 early Mondn v morning' when bis- more, Willis/Ford nnd Jackie Byrd were arrested on charges ot dlnturb' Ing the. peace In connection will lhc fight, Dismore told oofficcrs Hint Bunch, manager of the cafe slugged him with a blackjack during the affray. Trial for the men on chnrgei of disturbing the peace will be postponed until Dlsmore is able to appear In court lo answer the charges, police said. Acling Chief of Police 0. W. Short In reporting details of th shooting said that Bunch was walking cast on Walnut by Loy Eich's Service Station and Dismore wa s riding west on Walnut In n taxi when he slghled Bunch. 'Or derlng (he taxi to stop, he alleged ly alighted and walked back to Bimdi. Mr. Short snld that according lo witnesses Dismore hit Bunch, who stepped back, drew a .38 revolver from his belt and flrcti twice at Dismore. The wounded mnn climbed In the waiting taxi and drove lo Walls Hospital. Bunch walked down Ihe block to the police station and loltl officers that he had just shot Dismore. He wns released under bond after being questioned. Dismore is manager of th c former Harry Oolrlcn Service Station' In Manila. His condition was fair today, according lo hospital attendants. Two BAAF Fliers Are Casualties Following Raids The names of two more Blytlic- ville Army Air Field graduates today appeared on casually list's from thc Euro.oean war theater. Lieut. William Baker Miles was killed In Italy on May 17, his wife, who lives In West Helena, was 110- lified. Pitol ol a B-24 bomber, Lieutenant Miles had been overseas since March. He received his wlntts from the BAAF with the class Of 43-O. His home was In Des Molnes, Iowa. Friends were notified loday that First Lieut. Charles W. Baker Jr., a graduate of thc Blythevllle Army Air Field with tlie class 43-H, Is listed as missing In action after participating In a 5,000 plane bombing over Germany May 13, Lieutenant Dakcr. n native of Bridgevllle. Del., had been overseas since April. He Is 27. His wife and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Raker Sr.. make their home in Brldgcvllte. Lieutenant Baker was accepted as an aviation cadet at Trenton, N. J., In May, 1942. TODAY'H WAR ANAI,»8I» New Landings On Continent Still To Come B, JAMKK HARPER United PT«M BUft Writer 13-Day lias conic ami gone. Hut tlicro jimy bo others. Allied troops now ii.shorc In northwestern France, probably are only tlie vanguard of u horde- Unit will, as President Hoiisuvell once sulil, "hit Oermuny from nil sides uulll it doesn't know Its .-item from Its slcrn." French troops massed In cotilhern K|iro|io hnvo been uromlKcd u hand In Ihc liberation ot tholr homeland. And, to clato, there Is no indication Hint they've landed. .Although other French forces have been landed by ulr from Brlluhi. British General Montgomery commands Hie torco now ashore. But his American cuun- ter-pavl, Lleiilonanl General Omiir liradley, still Is to Ira accounted for. May Strike Elsewhere Many observers believe Unit If— and wlicn—Hie Nav.ls commit a substantial Bllca of Ihclr strategic reserves to tho Normandy region, tho Allies will go asliore alsewhcie along Kuropc's 3,000 miles of exposed coast. They may move out from Brlluln lo strike a'ualn at western Europe, or from Corsica, llttly, North Afrlcn'or (he Middle Uasl lo strike ul southern Europe. Thc force of 4,000 ships which ferried the Invaders across Is large— greater by 1,000 than lhc Sicily armada. Still, western Kuropc Is a tur cry from Sicily. Tho Allies must have many morq Ihousiuids available for IhrusU elsewhere.. ' •. Germany probably 'will Im cngey about channeling many reserves to Normandy until it .makes up IU mind whetlior this Is "a diversion or, the real nrUcle, 1 'Still,"' llic '.enemy mlist shift some ol'Mx sliviicglc-re- serve there If ho Is. to prevent, a break-through, When those reserves arrive, thc llrsl entclnl battle,will be fought, And wlien those, reserves arrive, thc Allies may strike, elsewhere. But they may not arrive for a day or so—or longer. Germany once boasted It could niovo five divisions, or 75,000 mnn, to a threatened are within 24 Jiuui's. Bui that wns iKfor Allied airmen went to work on Us communications In earnest. Their work will give present bcnch-hcad forces lime to gain key objectives and receive supplies rind reinforcements. Allies (Supreme In Air Tho LuftwnUc probably won't lie a serious obstacle. Against lhc 11,000 planes available to the Allies, Oer- many has about 1700 to 1800 aircraft In western Europe. And If it thins clown the skimpy Nn?,l air force In the cast, American bombers Hying from tliolr new bases In Russia nuiy hit strategic targets at will. Probably the first objective of lighting men now ashore Is a port to receive supplies. They would gain one such anchorage, though not a very good one, at Citen. In thc southeast part ol the town Is a deepwater basin connected both with the BC-mllc-long Orne river and with « cannl wlilcli joins the sea' at Ois- trchani, nine miles away. Hut they would gain an even teller port at Cherbourg, on tlie blunt no.se of Uic peninsula of (lie same name. It has a set of naval and commercial harbors, one-half mile apart. 'Hie navnl facilities consist of three main basins carved out ol rock nnd covering 55 acres. Their minimum depth Is 30 feel, and close by nre dry docks and ship-building facilities. Cherbourg's commercial harbor connects with thc sea by a 050-foot long channel. II consists of an outer or tidal basin covering 17 acres and nit inner 15-ncre nncliorage with a depth of 25 feet. Outside bolh scls ol basins is a triangular bay form- Ing the Cherbourg roadstead. It is sheltered on two sides by high rock cliUs and on thc third by a two- and-onc-half-mllc breakwater, 610 feel across at bottom and 30 feel nt top. The largest luxury liners dropped anchor here In prewar days. Allied Invasion strategy always has been to grab n harbor as soon as possible. In North Africa, it was Ornn. In Ilaly, Salerno. In France, It may be Cherbourg or Caen. Still, It's much too early lo get H clear picture of present or future developments. A great operation, witli manifold ramifications, Is just now beginning to unfold. All we can do Is wait nnd see. To Move Induction Center LITTLE KOCK, June 7. (UP)Colonel Grovcr C. Graham, Camp Robinson, commander, says the Arkansas Induction center Is to be moved from Its downtown Litlle Rock location to Camp Robinson. Colonel Graham says that when the center Is moved, It will come under his command. No dale has been set for the move. Fill Tanks, OPA Urges WASHINGTON, June 7 (UP) — The Office of Price Administration today urged fuel oil consumers to fill their home tanks as soon as possible to help relieve storage problems of the fuel oil Industry. OPA also said the manpower and equipment problems which fuel oil dealers fBCD during tho coming winter would bu eased somewhat U they were able to spread their cle liveries over a longer period, Both Sides Prepare For Crucial Battle On (oast ALUKH lilfiADQUAHTJillS, London, June 7, |U.P.)~ Theru'H good news from the iiwusion. It was amiouneet! officially today that all Kreiich benches on which the Allies landed now are reported clear. Further,'some of the beach- heiuls )wvo IjcoJi linked up. The Nliilometit says heavy fightini} is in progress inshore; but there is none on Hie sen and 'very, little in the air. It adds tnat the'landing of stores and troops continues on ail beaches. , Meanwhile liolh aides nr« pourlnis icliifoicemcnt,s Into the Normandy region of Franco as (he Allied Invasion builds up. An airman buck ton) tho bnlUo men spoils fire.? ."evciywlior? over llic Cherbourg Peninsula," This may mean that the Gemianj, aid 'ylng out large-scale demolitions ptcparalory to wlthdinwjil However, a dispatch from a conespondciit aboard the United tei cruiser Augusta miys-Uw llh nnd Ifith deimnu armies, personally liomnmmlcd by Marshal tlommel, aic Bending aimated and !i,fnntr'> Jlvlslons toward tho beachhead, U. S. Gliders Bring Reinforcements German resistance generally Is sllffenlnij. mil tlie Allle.",, too arc r.-nnlng In reinforcements, Mine than 400 Unlled slate, gliders pouted n .stream of men Into the Cherbourg Peninsula lust nlijht and cmly today. One skytmln alone wns 50 mile's loi\i>. Tho glider-train pilots miy Ihelr work In ferrying the iroop.s has been easy nnd that life losses yeslerduy wcro less limn two put cent. : The CioL'mans.huve counter-attacked heavily at Ciicn, where Allied soldier* nre fighting In the, street, nut an official statement snys thb Nil/la were hurled back, . newts ,011 fighting In Caen, which Is on tho CliDrtouig-lo-Pr.rl/; Irunk railroad, Indicate Nnv.| cominunlcalions'tU tho buse of the Clicr-* botirg PciiliiMiln arc threatened, and that Ihc whole peninsula might be Isolated soon, . , .'• •• Tlio Nnuls nro Irylns tliolr best to get lioops., to Hie threatened area.; British salrerart alone have shot down 52 big 'Junkers troop-caffy- ing trnnsporl planes .while on missions over the continent. ,, "> i , London afternoon newspapers quoted lhc> German radio as saying Allied •forces, hiwc nttemjjlcd n landing .Hlo'iif? the Calais area of the French •'c.oiuitiK.along Ihc Straits' of '.Dover. But .such a broadcast waV not picked up wncrnlly. k Aiui?iV7tiVrij|rcprescnt*a - 'gi(rblAt f Btrlui'i'rild'lo report-Hint Allied ships steamed through,11)0 Channel froni 'the north, apparently liouiul tor'the Normandy nrca. " 'j • Gorman Resistance Grows Stronger' Tlio Allies are mcclinjr, furious resistance. A correspondent aboard a warship says Americans In one sector were having "the toughest eort, of opposition In bnUJIng with tho Nazis from landing craft and on the bcache. 1 ).'' 'Ilio Americans were able lo land tanks early, he says, which WHS of the greatest help Another correspondent aboard a warship offshore says casualties 'hi one sector were "moderately heavy." Rangers attacking to the right o*f olio coastal village, he said, were calling foi reinforcements last night! A regimental comlint team ran inlo bad luck right at : the start. Tt was pinned down by machine gun fire from u high ridge 800 yards beyond the water line. For several hours, (he men were forced to hold on in foxholes while the battleship Arkansas and tho French cruisers Montcaltn and George Lcygues moved in to "amazingly" short rango lo give aid to the men. Tlic trnppc<l men finally fought their wny out. And'fn the early hours of Ihc morning, they had crossed Ihc beach and moved several hundred yni-ds Inland. One eyc-wllnc.ss, who returned fioni a beachhead today, says the first assault troops who .stormed the French beaches were mowed rtown by Ocrinnn civjss-flrc. But the eyewitness, 28-year-old Acme New.s Pholographcr, licrt nrandt, adds lhat succeeding waves climbed over the bodies of the fallen until a foothold was'established! Said Brandt; "I was at A.nzlo but Anzlo wns nothing like this." ,' ~ ' ",1 Nazi Machine Guns Sweep Beaches \ -~ He says the Oermaiis laid down Intensive fire on the beacheslTvlth wcll-emplaccd machine guns. American casualties were spotty—heavy on some beaches, light on others. On one beach, Brandt says, German machine gunners waited until the landing craft lowered Ihclr ramps then poured a deadly fire Into the barges. 'Die opposition met by the first wave delayed tho landing of demolition parlies scheduled to follow with heavy equipment. The German defenses finally crumbled under Ihe weight of-attack'. And by the time Brandt left the beachhead at 3 p, in,, yesterday, the Americans were firmly established and beginning lo push Inland. A.S casualties mount, the fourth Red Cross train loaded with In- vnslon wounded passed through eastern England today. A broadcast (by Blue) from 1/ondon says launches arc plying the Channel bringing wounded to Britain and that ambulances await them on British beaches. German Prisoners Taken To Britain Prisoners also have arrived In England, Germans fished from tho Channel when their boa Is were sunk by Invasion warships. u Tlie German high command, In Its latest communique, says that counter-attacking Na/1 troops have smashed the larger part of the Allied beachheads In northern France. But the Nazis ato say that superior British and American forces are holding firmly to their positions around Caen and Carentan. These, we repeat, are German claims. German air resistance has increased somewhat. But Allied plartcs still arc hitting western Europe hnrd. Massed• formations,; : bf' British and American planes roared through lowhanglng cloud's to blast and burn German fortlflcatl-ms and supply lines behind the French coast today. '••'• ' / There was no Immediate announcement'as to the size of the sky armada which went Into ac'llon today. But of tidal disclosures indicate the number was in the thousands. Everywhere, the Allies arc''main- taining a 200-to-l superiority over the Nazi air force. But enemy fighters have managed to sneak In from time to time for quick strafing runs over the beaches. German long-range batteries near Cappe'Oris Ncz and Calais shelled the British coast for an hour and-a half today. Results of the bombardment hove not been reported. ' . .. Bandage Room To Reopen Mrs. B. A. Lynch, chairman of the surgical dressings for Ihe Chlckasnwba District of the American Red Cross today announced the reopening of the bandage room on Walnut Street, adjacent to the Courier News. Tlie room had been temporarily closed due to the lack of material. A new shipment has been received, larger than had been anticipated, atid women wcro urged to give all Ihe Ume possible to this work, whicli now li more Important than ever before, Mrs. Lynch said. The room will be open tomorrow morning, 9 o'clock. Livestock ST. LOUIS, JU11C 7 (UP) — Hog receipts 6,300 head, with 6,000 salable. Holdovers 616, 5000 head. Top price $13.70. 180-270 pounds $13.70. HO-170 pounds $11.10-12.50; sows $11.00-11.15. • Cattle receipts 2.SOO head with 2,SOO salable. Calves 1,600, all salable. Mixed yearlings and helters 14.50-15.85; cows 9.75-11.50. Cannftrs and cutters $6,50-9.50; slaughter stcer s il.75-17.3i Slaughter helters 10.00-16.50. Storter and feeder steers 0.75-14.00. Weather ARKANSAS-Partly cloudy thb afternoon,','tonight imd Thursday.

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