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Saye Waste Paper! it is valuable to tho War The Boy Stoats w/// collect your Scrop Paper every Saturday BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NlrWHP»DTO n» ana-fawtarr- ino-i.^... ... _ ^^ ' ••»M. ¥ » ^>^ .V,"<\. / VOL. XLI—NO. 69 Blytbevlllc Dally New) Blythevllle Courier THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER 0* NOBTH1A8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader ARKANSAS, T11UUSDAY, JUNIO 8, 19-14 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS CAPTURE OF CAEN BY ALLIES REPORTE they Did Not Die in Vain Aiming to Hie heavens above row on row of while crosses, a firing squad sends up a salule to Americans who lost their lives in establishing the Anzio beachhead. TODAY'S WAE ANALYSIS Our Air-Borne Units Hoiking I Nazi Arteries By JAMES HARPER United Press Staff Writer The Allies no I. only are breaking down the wall of''fortress:Europe, they're vaulting'over.-''" '••• "'•American and British air-borne troops,- In' landings behind the French beach, have literally dropped down the throat of the German war machine: This is Crete all over again ^magnified arid in reverse. Now, the st$ke is a'rContinent instead of an island. . ' : 'V : . :..'•'.,"..• ;j *< •. : V", Tliese air-borne forces.are'of two kltids—glider-:, soldiers. v and ;V' para-, trpopei's.' Both arc bittle^liarjjened',' They la'nd< alone in'the enemy camp without hope of retreat, with only one alternative—to kill or be killed. But their knowledge extends beyond the art of dealing death. They know the best way to wreck rails, ^collapse bridges, build road blocks, taut wires, plant mines, soak up information and rally the underground. Each is- an engineer, secret agent, sapper and fighting man, rolled into one. i Equipment Heavy Each also Is a human pack horse. The gear of a paratrooper weighs 90 pounds. Tliese flying footsoldiers ride to battle in twin-engined C-47's —suiters of the standard DC-3 airliner. Usually, they carry 25 paratroopers or the equivalent in light field artillery or jeeps. Glider troops are equally tough. They ride .to battle in a skytraln consisting of many aircraft each towing one, two, and occasionally three, gliders. Each of those powerless planes packs a load of 10 to 20 men or a corresponding weight in equipment. It has been estimated that 40 glider-towing aircraft, can pick up an entire regiment and pub it down in enemy territory. -Four hundred of those planes ferried soldiers to Europe In the first 18 hours of invasion. » Tow planes, mothering their brood "of gliders, are slow, usually flying under 150-miles-an-hour. But they make the best terms possible with nature by skillful camouflage. And they hug thc earth so closely that enemy fighters dare not follow. For anti-aircralt gunners, a low-flying plane is like a duck sitting on the barrel of a shotgun. Lumbering transports teeming with paratroopers and two planes pulling loaded gliders arc easy targets for enemy interceptors who can center them in their sights. But frequently they themselves may be convoyed by small planes, And the Allies have an advantage in that their fighters out-range their Nazi counterparts between two-and-four to one. Strike Cherbourg Arlcrics Even now, planes may be cutting loose their gilders over tlic invasion area. The big propellerlcss aircraft arc settling earthward to disgorge fresh fighting men determined to make "D" in D-Day stand for der feat for the enemy. These sky soldiers are reported to have landed inland to hack the arteries feeding, strength to.the German garrison at Cherbourg. Once that strongpoint withers, the Allies will grab it for their first supply port. The Nazis started It at Crete, but the Allies were quick to perfect the jjjl'ca of air-borne troops. In Guad- "icanal, troop transport planes supplied temporarily Isolalcd marines. In New Guinea, Iroops and supplies were flown from bases 600 miles away and paratroopers starred in the Lae-Salamaua campaign. In North Africa, soldiers were shuttled from England 1500 miles to Oran. In Sicily, paratroopers and gliders landed a full day ahead of the amphibious forces. In Burma, glider-borne forces dropped deep in the jungle to sever enemy supply lines. The boys who cross thc water in the air to fight on land now face their biggest job to date. Now, they Labor Has Fewer Racketeers Than Congress, CIO Charges WASHINGTON, June 8 (U.P.)—Labor today had its say on thc Montgomery Ward dispute. James B. Carey, secretary-treasurer of the CIO, told a House committee investigating government seizure of Montgomery Ward's Chicago properties that there are fewer racketeers in labor than in the Congress'of the United States. And, he added, there are |r'mpre racketeers in ministerial associations and in thc Chambers of Commerce than in labor." The CIO official called Scwell Avcry, the Ward board chairman, the "worst example of .the .worst element in • » • • « , ! , - -V Initial Phase Is 'Successful' Relatives Learn Former County Man, .Missing Since 1940, Perished In Alaska News of a Mississippi County man's-death in the frozen wastes of Alaska came to the Courier News today from his sister, Mrs. W. L. Wright of Ward, who was notified recently by the United States deputy marshal of Yukon, Alaska, that the body of Julius G. Russell was found near the banks of the Chandalar River.'in August, 1941. He also was the brother of Mrs. Paul Nokes of Blytheville. His family had not heard from Mr. Russell since 1940 when he went to Alaska, telling them that he would be away from mail facilities for an indefinite length of time. Several months ago Mrs. Wright instigated a search for her brother, which led lo the report from the deputy marshal Informing her that Mr. Russell had presumably lost his way and starved to death. His body was flown back to Yukon and buried In the old Hudson Bay Cemetery. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. a. Russell, he made his home here before going to Wyoming where he was assistant manager of a ranch for several years prior to hl s Alaska trip. He leaves two other sisters, Mrs. /. D. Carpier of Ixmoke, Mrs. Reno Medley of Jonesboro, and four brothers, E. C. Russell of Vallejo, Calif., james Russell of Honolulu, Corp. Don Russell of Camp Truax, WIs., and Corp. Daniel Russell, stationed In New Guinea. Taxpayers Here Will Discuss New Proposals Taxpayers will meet tonight to discuss several proposed tax measures to be voted on in the November general election. The meeting, held at 8 o'clock tonight In the Court .House, will be the first session of tlic Arkansas Public Expenditure Council since its organization here last February. All Council .members and voters arc invited to attend the open forum, B. A. Lynch, chairman, said. Chicago Wheat open high low close July . 159% 560^1 159S 15314 160% Sept.. 157-S 15814 157-% 15714 158 Chicago Rye July open high low 10615 10714 105 close 105 106 Sept.. 1Q6V1 107% 105V4 105',4 106% have a whole continent to play with, millions of Germans to kill, thousands of bridges to blast, scores of cities to assault, and one job to do —win. The Allies have plotted a three- way assault to crush Germany for good. Actually, it will be a four- way assault. From the east, from the south, from the west—and from the air. American industry." Saniuel ' Woluhok, president of the union of Montgomery Ward workers, declared that without wartime restrictions, -his union could getjiot only -..maintenance of membership, but a union shop from any employer where .the workers were organ' _ . ' .It Is "aTmounccd that Chairman Sidney Hlllmah qf the CIO political action committee will appear before the Senate campaign expenditures committee next Tuesday, -to tell about his committee's activities. Also on the labor front, officials of the Wright Corporation in Lockland, Ohio, have warned striking employees to get back to work by tomorrow night or Be fired. Not o Says Arkansans Should Develop Pride In State University President Outlines Resources At Jaycce Banquet "Arkansas must be sold to Us own people, 1 ' President A. M. Harding of tlie University of Arkansas told CO members mid guests or the Junior Ghombcr of Commerce last night at tho oHtcl Noble. "Residents .if this state are suffering from an Inferiority complex regarding their state which must lie overcome." the educator contended. "Arkansas, tho richest stat in natural resources, has a heritage dating back to the Louisiana Purchase, when the first white settlers came to Arkansas to mak their home, and established '"tin first, newspaper lo be publlshct west of the Mississippi.' ' ' • President Hnrding, hi citing whj Arkansans should be proud nf thcl stale, pointed out some of • th outstanding men from this sectibi who arc playing star roles In Llii present conflict. Natives of this state are General Mac Arthur, General Somcrville, and Cant. Maurice Britt, who recently was awarded Lhe Congersslonal Medal of Honor in ceremonies on Ihe University of Arkansas campus. General MacArthur also Is the recipient'of the nation's highest award to Us fighting men. /< Klch In Agriculture \'> "This state also-boasts leiuler- sliip in Bgiiculturci with the greatest variety of crop aiid soil'types in the nation. Mississippi jCburity leads the. nation in. the production of long staple cotton. Washington and Bcnlon Counties last year produced five million broilers, and the rice counties placed Arkansas third among the nation's rice producing states." Stressing Importance of the state's fruit industry, he told the group that Arkansas is the home of the world's largest Alberta peach orchard, ranked first single engine has been turned out at the Lockland plant since invasion day, because of the strike. Another strike, tliis one in Nashville, Tenn., has brought rayon production at a DuPont plant there to a standstill. The Army Air Force general who was demoted for talking too much in England about the invasion, Is not making Ihe same mistake twice. Lieutenant Colonel Miller, who told friends two months ago the invasion would take place before June 15, says he has no statement to make until authorized by the War Department. He's in Miami, Fla., now for treatment of physical ailments at the Miami-Blltmore Army Hospital. Stimson Warns Of Fight Ahead Says Counter-Attacks Will Be Severe Test For Invading Troops WASHINGTON, June 8 (UP.) — Secretary of War Stimson says we must look for Ihe full fury of savage Germany counler-allacks in France at any moment. Added Stimson: "It should be emphasized that only the first hurdle has been taken. It would be bad indeed If wo permitted super optimum to run away with us. German troops arc established in northern France in great numbers. Their air force has certainly not yet been driven from thc skies. Their military command has plans of action which are undoubtedly beginning to move." Thc Secretary continued: "There will be hard days ahead. Let us not make them worse bc- rause-of a.previous, cheerful distortion of the facts." Stimson particularly stressed Hie Importance of our airborne troops. He said: •' "Tliis is the greatest airborne trcop operation ever attempted. Over one thousand planes participated in carrying the Iroops. A little over two per cent of these planes were lost anti-aircraft fire, enemy opposition hi the air in this initial operation.' 1 Breach ot Etiquette At Vatican Forgiven VATICAN CITY, June 8 (UP) —A precedent, was broken In the Vatican last night when the I'opo for Ihe first time received a woman wearing trousers, She was ISIeanor I'nckard ot Hie United Tress, who hud been traveling several days with tlic Fifth Army. When she arrived In Rome, her only garb was a correspondent's uniform, wllh slacks out no skirt. When the Pope slopped before her, he drew up milckly, but smiled benevolently. "You arc an American, 1 sec," he said. "And you Imve been rcpDrllni! thc war?'" She told him she had and explained thc reason for thc slacks. The Pope smiled undur- sliiiulliigly, gave her a picture of himself and a rosary and went on to tho other correspondents. Beaten Germans ing Toward Allies Report New Progress In India, Burma U)' United rrcsi The Allies are making progress in India, Burma, and on Dlak Island olf northern Dutch New Guinea. • • In India, British Imperial Forces have captured a strategic position guarding Ihc highway below Kohlma, East of Kohlnia, thc Japanese arc reported retreating so nip- Idly, that Imperial patrols arc unable to catch up with them, Across 'the border,, hi northern Burma, American forces have captured the upper ! end of the north Myllkylna- airfield. Iri the city, Chinese,', troops hnvo"'rrtn'd6 another ,200-yard advance, cimd have killed 200 Japanese In bitter slrcet- to-strcel flghling. In nearby Mo- gaung .valley, Ihc Japanese arc reported retreating In disorder, abandoning large quantities ol equipment. In China, a Chinese force Hint escaped , from L.'jyang in Honan province, has broken through enc- In the production of strawberries,and Is the largest tomato producing state in the midwest. "Nor Is Arkansas lacking In minerals, for 102 different minerals lie In Arkansas soil," Dr. Harding said, calling attention to the bauxite resources and thc one-and- a-half billion tons of coal deposits. "Arkansas Industries, for which It Is fast becoming known throughout thc nation, include mammoth oil refineries, cotton and soybean mills, and furniture factories. And thc recreational facilities of thc state are unexcelled." President Harding, said. "Arkansas must become conscious of their proud heritage and the immense possibilities of their future with the vast resources of this great state at their disposal, and become completely sold on Arkansas," the university president concluded. Certificates rresentcd Preceding President Harding's address, L. E. Isaacs was presented the certificate for outstanding civic activity by "Doc" Dean, who also presented certificates of honorary membership In the Jaycees to B. G. West and C. G. Smith. New officers of the club were Installed by R. S. "Bob" Wheeler of Harrison, slate president of the Jaycees. Incoming officers are Jimmy Smothermon, president, S. G. Shelton, vice president, Vance Henderson, secretary, Charles Brogdcn, treasurer, Jimmy Stevenson, state director, and the new board of directors, Kempcr Bruton, Richard Becker, Roy Rea, Cecil Wroten and Louis Davis. Special music was presented by Mrs. Worth D. Holder and i Gill, who sang three duets, were accompanied by Miss Jean Saber. Guests introduced by Master of Ceremonies Kempcr Bruton, were Col. Kurt M. Landon, commanding officer ol the Blytheville Army Air Field, Ben Garrison of Harrison, secretary of the 1 state organization, and Tech. Sergt. Ben Seper of the BAAF.-Other guests Included W. B. Nicholson, Mr. West, Mr. Smith, E. H. Ford, and Sergt. Jimmy Nebhut, former president of thc local group who Is stationed at the BAAF. my §, and joined oilier Chinese forces. In the break-through fighting, the Chinese say their troops killed 5000 Japanese. While on Blak Island, off northern Dulch New Guinea, American ground forces are driving westward from newly-captured MoVm'cr airfield. This drive Is toward Borokoc airfield. due to enemy There was no Weather '! «*f ARKANSAS—Mostly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Friday, Scattered Ihundershowers Friday MM In west portion tills afternoon and tonight, Romanian Front Becomes Active Russians Reported In Tank, Artillery Attacks Near lasi By United Tress A Romanian communique says the Russians have launched sharp tank nnd artillery attacks against the Nazis north of the Romanian city of lasi. Hie report asserts heavy fighting took place yesterday. Tile British radio quotes Moscow dispatches Hint the beginning of a new Soviet offensive Is expected daily In Russia. Soviet newspapers tell of millions of men, and tens of thousands of tanks, gelling ready for big operations. The Germans, by Initialing attacks In thc lasi sector, apparently hoped to upset Russian plans for thc drive westward. But all they accomplished In nine days of furious fighting was to drive two Insignificant wedges into Red army lines. They lost 10.000 men in Ihe course of the campaign. Three hundred nnd fifteen tanks nnd self-propelled guns _." were damaged, disabled or burned out. Twenty-nine armored cars and troop transports, 62 cannon, 240 machine guns and 400 trucks wcrc destroyed. The Red Air Force knocked down 450 Nazi planes. A Soviet bulletin says thc Russians captured two important heights above lasi yesterday. Northern Italy Allied Pianos Strafe Confused Nazi Units Retreating From Rome ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Rome, June 8 (01>)—The Clcrman 11th Army, retreating, northward from Rome, Is being torn 'lo shreds an ( | (alters. Pursuing Allied Iroops and planes have wrought havoc on the once mighty Wehrmaclit divisions. rjonuislon in Ihe Nn/.l ranks has reached the point, where even battalion commanders appear lo hnve lost contact with their gbllcral officers. They arc attaching units at random to wlmlcvcr higher echelon they cnn find. The Allied bag of prisoners is swelling to IUIRO proportions. It already contains - represctilallvcii 6f more than 40 different Nnr.1 formations, i I.CHVC "Scorched Karlli" As they reel backward In hoad- ong retreat, tlie-Germans are put- ing Hie torch to everything In heir wake. They ar c Wowing up bridges and hichway Junctions In i frapllc effort lo escape. Allied planes are slrnflng them nerellessly as ll)c v flee. Bombers ind . fishier-bombers mauled motor ransporls ami iroop concentrations —and struck-at bridges, docks, rail lues mill marshalling yards, They Ipped up, 100 .enemy vehicles and lamaged anoliicr 215, Other aircraft laslied-at Hallau lllvlcra ob- 'ecllves to disrupt Nazi supply mid •enforcement- lines leading Inlo Prance. ...> : Orip Allied . force drove up tile west const to capture the port of Civitavecchia., A second .advanced ilong the clalidlan Way through Bi ncdniio, 22 miles above capital. A third column raced 25 miles .iip Iho main Home to Florence highway—to seine /Field Marshal General Kcssclring's former hoiulmmr- lers. British Take Sublaco At the sntne time, British Eighth Army tanks and 'Infantry, meeting .he only Important enemy resistance, surged northwnrd along the cast bank of'the Tiber. The Im- lerlals took Sublaco, 32 miles east of Rome. Recently captured German prisoners say th c new Nazi defense line will run from Ptsa on the sea to Florence and then to Elminl In lorlh Itnly/ They say Ib has been named "Tho-Adolf Hitler Positions." Meanwhile, Inside the Bjcrnal Uy, Ihe Romans gave Marshal Badoglto a tumultuous .welcome. Thc premier arrived In the capital :hls morning, accompanied by Carlo Sforza, Benedetto Croce, and other political leaders. He went Immediately to the Grand Hotel. And In another part of the liberated capital, Pope Plus granted a private audience to General Mark l/'lark. The two conferred alone for 10 minutes in the Pontiff's Vatican library office. The Pope then proceeded into an outer room to greet members of Clark's party. These included high ranking Fifth Army and AMD officers. Livestock ST. LOUIS, June 8 (UP)—Hog receipts 2,000 head, all salable. Holdovers 11,000. Top $13.70. 180270 pounds $13.70. HO-170 pounds $11.10-12,10. Sows 11.00-11.15. Cattle receipts 3,900 head, with 2,300 salable. Calves 1,800 all salable. Mixed yearlings and heifers 14.50-16.40; cows 9.75-11.50; cauners and cutters 6.50-9.50. Slaughter steers 11.75-17.25. Slaughter heifers 10,00-10,50, stockcr nnd feeder steer 5 9,75-14,00. New York Stocks A T &T 160 5-8 Amer Tobacco 67 1-2 Anaconda Copper 25 Beth Steel 57 3-4 Chrysler 88 1-8 Gen Electric 363-8 Gen Motors 60 5-E Montgomery Ward 45 3-8 N Y Central 16 6-8 Int Harvester 74 7-f North Am Aviation 73-' Republic Steel 163- Radio 93-8 Socony Vacuum : 13 1-Studebaker 173-8 Standard of N J Texas Corp 56 1-2 46 3-1 Packard 5 U S Steel ,, si 7.3 Oil Mill Men Name Officers At Conference The Trislatc Cottonseed Oil Men Superintendents Association meeting at Memphis this afternoon selected C. Y. Katzcnmlcr of Lcland, Miss., president of the organization, succeeding C. W. Hoover of Wilpon. Today marked the conclusion ol the two-day streamlined war meet- Ing. Yesterday the cottonseed superintendents appointed a Re search Committee which will establish a standard processing mclh- od for cotloiisccd, lo be based on Ihe classification of Ihe seed according lo milling needs. Representing the Blytheville Cot- Ion Oil Company at the meeting wcrc R. L. Logglns, superintendent. H. T. Dcskln, night superintendent, and C. H. Whatlcy, assistant superintendent. Battle Of Normandy Spreading As Allies Meet Nazi Reserves • LONDON, Juno 8 (U.P.)—The Unilccl Nations radio in Algiers reports, in an unconfirmed broadcast, hcavd by the United Press Unit Cuen him fnllon. And Supreme Hend- (liifirlera in London says the Allies have "completed .successfully Hie first phase of tho invasion of France '.' _ The statement KII.VS the fi(fhtin K in Normundy is spreading. Us especially savage in some sectors where the enemy is thrownlg in more and more armor. But,the-statement says Allied lighting men now have swung into the buttle'' to destroy German mobile reserves moving into the assault rciis. , .; • « _. , Opposing iho Allies In Ihc Oacn- oacn. Bui n United Press hendquar- liayccux arna In Clormauy's famous 21st Piiiuicr.Division, The Allies destroyed t|ils unit several limes In North Africa and tlic Medllcrran- cnn Theater only lo find It icform- Now, the Allies arc striking out beyond captured Davccux In r-.n «p- >arenl' attempt, to Isolate the Cherbourg peninsula mid win the MB ;x>rt,of Cherbourg, one of the best in northwestern Franco. They arc being reinforced and •supplied by great transports which iro landing on all' strips already constructed In the luunulL area. 1'hesu transport!;, en Iholr return trips'arc br)nglng out the casualties. littler Fighting As-the Germans poiir-jmorc and more ar'pigr Into Normandy, the onUloVla steadily -mouiillng' in Ic- roclt.v. Drilled Press War Correspondent Everett. Vllander, writing aboard the'British DCslroycr Scorpion, • rcveal3-,tlmi:",lw& localilies changed hnn'ds'twice in bitter fighting. jIMnforced Nazi "detachments pinned down Allied tiritts last cvc- nlngMiiid.- threw them'out of two localities. .As the enemy coimtcr-atnckcd, . -, the Allied positions seemed critical. But the Unllcd Press innti saw the British TintUoshlp Rodney move -up lo the tlircntcncd area, (Mint. her Ifi-Inch guns, at the German positions and hurl 2000 pound shells inshore. A British cruiser and n Norwegian destroyer Joined Hie attack, bombarding -two fortlfcd houses on Ihe clonst. Finally, nrlllsh Iroops advancing across shell holes, recaptured the positions they had lost. Vllander snys: "The scafront of the little town off which we arc patroltng today resembles one of the world's thriving ports. Hundreds of craft Including more than 30 big merchant .ors dispatch sajs it Is questionable ns lo just how many planes the itralncd c'iciny air force can throw nlo the'operation before the,over(ill Allied plan becomes more ap- >iuenl. The developing success ' ot) the .lilri! day of Invasion Is reflected 'n a .statement by General Elsen- lowei that hlb confidence In his men has been "completely Justified." The troops, lie said, are ''per T forming mugnlftclently. 1 ' >, del many still Is flooding the'air- waves with reports, some of thorn conflicting, of. the progicss of tho baltlo. One Nnzl broadcast told of thousands of paratroopers descend- * Ing fiorn an armada,of 300 planes In tho vicinity df Coutances,' on thC.'.- Wosl coast of ,1110 Cherbourg penlib: * sula opposite • Bayeux. 'Apparcntlyr' 1 *' the Allies are trying to throw a wall' - aciow the iwnlmula some 50 miles below Clierlxmrg and Isolate the big-'..port. By_ eaiJturlng'fBayeux,' tfiey'al- i "• ready liavo cut. a trunk railroad and ' n highway .Unking the'p'art with Paris., L v _' • _, \ ->Tn France,' tlio Vlcriy government Ims ordered its quisling militia to mobilize for an all-out attack on Iholr own countrymen who are resisting the > Germans, are crowded vessels ami LST's along the bench.' Weather Improves The United Press war correspondent reports that the weather steadily Is Improving. Headquarters describes the first phase of thc fighting, now successfully completed, as the securing of a foothold on thc continent and the defeat of^he German coastal troops In the assault areas. •Headquarter!! says Ihe second phase, now In progress, Is Ihe cllm Inatlon of German mobile reserves rushed up Into thc battle zones. It's too early for any definite Indications on how Ihe second phase is coming on. The third phase, still to be fought, will be the battle against the enemy's strategic reserves which may be moved In to counter the invasion forces. Allied air forces have been maintaining strong pressure all day long In support of the American, British and Canadian land armies. Some 1000 Flying Fortresses and Liberators hammered rail targets, airdromes and bridges far out beyond Ihe beachhead. American Marauders and Havocs hit rail targets in thc Cherbourg peninsula, while Thunderbolts have dlvc-bombcd Nazi armor and traffic. A Thunderbolt pilot. Captain James McCarthy, of Massapequa, N. Y., has provide^ United Press with a graphic description of naval shelling of the embattled town of U. S. Doughboys May Get. Higher • Pay In Future t I WASHINGTON, June 8 (U.P )—^ American Infantrymen, the boyif who slug It out' on the ground, soon -may got a partial : reward from Congress.' A bill has been introduced In the House of Representatives to ehc these unsung GI's higher pay lo compensate for the dangers they face. ' "" Secretary'Of War Stimson recommended th6 bill, i He pointed out that although foot ' soldiers make up only 20 per cent of live combat force In North Africa arid Italy, they suffered 70 per cent of the casualties. Hero's what Stimson has to say about the. Infantryman,, tho guy with the gun: -- v "The conditions. In which . the infantry renders service, constant exposure to extremes of temperature, going sleepless and sleeping In mud, rain and snow, fighting for days without relaxation from strain or lightening of morMtony. cannot -be changed and must" be recognized." ' ''" "| ™ Here's what.the bill proposes. To award $5 a month extra pay to holders of the expert infantryman badge, and $10 a month more to recipients of "combat infantryman awards." Hearings'an'the bill'.will start as soon as possible. Caen. Buildings Destroyed says that one minute the Flames Destroy House A three-room house was destroyed by fire at 12:30 o'clock this afternoon when wallpaper In the kitchen was ignited by a wood stove. The house, located In Shonyo quarters In the alley behind Elm jlrect and the Federal Compress office, was owned by Mrs. O. Shonyo and occupied by a Negro family. Members of the family were on the front porch when the fire started und the house was virtually destroyed by the (lamps when firemen arrived. houses In, Caen were sitting-side by side, and (he next minute there weren't any houses In the center ot lown at all. There was nothing but flames, rubble and flying dust. He adds: "At first, we didn't realize what had happened. Then we noticed rapid blinking from the coast and realized tlic town was being subjected to heavy naval shelling. A heavy naval broadside had blown out Ihe < belly strongpolnt." of that German Nonetheless, German pressure Is steadily mounting. Allied pilots report that German Mark VI Tiger tanks are moving up to the front. And the Germans ore revealed to have switched some air reserves to the fields near the battle area. Geographically, they have khe advantage of a Tai'ee number of fields wllhln 100 miles of Bayeeux and Lieut. Joseph Wot fort Is Missing In Action Lieut. Joseph Wolford, former Blytheville resident, has-been misi- Ing in action over Europe since May 24, the War Department has informed his parents, :Mr. and Mrs. Rowland Wolfort of St. Louis. The filer was stationed in England. '• Lieutenant Wolfort, 21, lived here with his parents a number of years before moving to St. Louis 10 years ago. His father was manager.'of the' old Bertig store. The flier enlisted in the Army Air Corps following his graduation from high school In St. Louis. He has one sister, Miss Ceclle Wolfort. New York Cotton Mar. 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