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Save W«lo Paper! It is va/uab/o to th. Wo, tffort! The Boy Scouts w/// coffee " -I- your Scrap Paper every Saturday. VOL. XU—NO. 70 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS *"* K«™*NT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHKA8T ARKANSAS AND Rn^^T^T..?^ A VU ?? kj BlylhevJUe Dally NBWB Blythevllle Herald Blythevllle courier Mississippi^™ Leader ARKAN8AB AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ' — O, AimANSAS.l-']{||)AV. JUNK (), (94,1 YANKS CUT MAIN CHERBOURG SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS? Would-Be Assassin Shoots A! Humbert, Italy's Crown Prince ROME Juno 0 (U.P.)-A new Italian govemmeul Pledged to be purged of Fascist elements, i s i ak in K form n n was as the Prince stepped out Qiiirinnl Palace. It demonstration the balcony of the was a Koysilist demonstration and as v,;« i,.,,, i <5 11 i ? l ' C(l from lhc ei-owd ' the Pl ' ince waved us hand. Suddenly loud shots rang out. Police closed in, but amid the confusion they arrested the wi-cnp person The man who fired the bullets escaped. Witnesses say Iho'nrm !T5 , r ga " ISl Hum »>crU-and tried to stage a counter-clem- onstration. Earlier, Prince Humbert, who * has assumed all the royal powers from his father, Victor Emmanuel appointed the 11-year-old anil- Fascist Ivanoe Bonomi, to succeed Marshal Bacloglio as premier. Badoglio was unable to obtain support of cabinet members. Forms New Cabinet Bonomi, who was leader of the underground in the Rome area, promised in an exclusive interview with the United Press that Fascists would b e purged of all public offices in Italy. He expects to have his cabinet formed by tomorrow noon, count Carlo Sfocza, Benedetto Croce, and the Communist •leader Palmero Toglialti already haviS'! accepted posts Badoglio will ; -not be invited to enter the cabinet. The. premier is an old-time'So- cialist,-and served before as premier In 1031 and 1922. He retired to private- t -life after Mussolini's rise,to powerV •":' " " •'• .Munich Area. Raided ; -: Turning to •m'ents;;ln soulhcrniEurope, a-dra- matiC'.new lurn ,<iairie.un the Mediterranean air war. A.g'icat'fleet.of ttftiernter-escSifrtfcd. ;"ri.nTerii can r Flying Fortresses' and Liberators staged the first Italian-based raij of the war on the Munich area i of southern Germany. The armada flew more than 500 miles across the Alps to cascade a huge .weight of explosives and fire bombs kf on the birthplace of Nazism. A Fr powerful escort of Mustang, Lightning and Thunderbolt fighters fought off German planes that battled thc formation across Austria and the southern Reich. Inside Italy, thc German Arm continued in full retreat across th peninsula from the Adriatic to th Tyrrhenian sea. Allied forces ar pursuing the Nazis almost 50 mile above Rome and have captured th entire town of Viterbo pn tlie rail way to Florence. But front dis patches Indicate the German armle now are struggling to rcorgania an,) make a stand. Waves of Allied bombers anc fighters straled enemy troop an transport columns from dawn t mid-afternoon today. Returning pi lols say the fleeing Nazi 14th Arm has reached a point north ani west of Lake Bolsena—over 60 mile above Rome. t Frank C. Toler Funeral Sunday Hardware Salesman Is Fatally Stricken Yesterday Afternoon Frank C. Toler, Blylbevillc resident for more than 30 years, died suddenly of a heart attack about < o'clock yesterday afternoon in Ifubbarrt Hardware Store where he was employed. Mr. Toler, 52, snfi fercd a slight attack earlier In the afternoon, but had apparently recovered and was waiting on a customer when he was fatally ftrlcken. For many years Mr. Toler was connected with a stoic fixture concern until he became a clerk at the former Tom Little Hardware Store four years ago. He bad been employed at thc Hubbard store for almost a year. Mr. Toler moved from here to Jonesboro 17 years ago, returning about two years later to Blytheville. He was bom in North Dakota. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Toler; one daughter, Mrs. Emma 0 Scott of Osceola; one son, Bob olcr of New York City, and a Mer, Mrs. Dorothy Edwards of Fulton, Mo. Funeral services will be lield at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Cobb Funeral Home with the Rev. S. B. Wilford, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be made at Maple Grove Cemetery, Pallbearers will be Wil.-on Henry, Eddie B. David, Charlie Perry, Roy Woods, Claude Collins, and Edgar Cain. Mineral deposits taken from Montana since 1865 have been valued at $3,000,000,000. To Make Plans For Bond Drive South Mississippi County Workers Will Meet At Osceola . In preparation for the Fifth Wai- Loan Drive which will open June 12 to continue through July, community chairmen of South Mississippi County will meet at 8:30 o'clock tonight at thc Pig Stand in Osceola .to set up the organization for the drive, Rufus Branch of Joiner chairman for South Mississippi County, said today. The quota for South Mississippi County has been set at $760,000. The Nortli Mississippi County quota is $1,000,000.. ;' ••-••!••. v i^Mr.; Branch announced the^foltow- ing^community,: chjiirmen- and their quotasi'OSceolar.W. W. Prevail and Ben Butler, $2.10,000; Luxora, Joe Powell, R. L. Houck and Russell Bowcn, $45,000; Kefser, W. M Taylor and Mrs. R. H. Robinson, $40000; Wilson, Benton Garrett and J. E. Morgan, $175,000; Bassett, Joe Miller and Calvin Williams, $15,000; Joiner, Ralph Bowdcn and J B Wilson, $35,000; Frenchman's Bayou P. N. Brist and Roy Yelvlngton, $15 -' 000; Burdctte, C. P. Tompkins and L. H. Autrey, $15,000; Whitton, C L Denton and L. P. Nicholson, $16,500; Milligan Ridge, G. I. .Byrd, $5,500; Crews Lateral, Coleman Crews $18 000; Etowah, R. H. Wilmouth and Leroy Wildy, $12,000; Flynt Bend Howard Bohd and J. P. Holliman $11,000; Pecan Point, E. B. Chiles $18,000; Victoria, Gilbert Lynch and Mack Rodgers, $10,000; West Ridge, W. B. Tyre, $6,000; Hatcher, Lloyd Shelton, $5,500; Grider, Harold Ohlendorf, $10,000; Driver, Charles Lowrancc Jr., $16,500; Marie, Bobby Jones, $3,000; Carson Lake, Joe Cromcr, $16,500; Dyess, W. P. Me-I Fadden; $5,500; F. S. A. Farms, Carleton Jerry, $2,000, and Rosa, 1 Ben Perminter, C. G. Alexander and Hewitt Rogers,- $8,000. Gen. De Gaulle lo Visit F.D.R. Before Mid-July President Declines To Discuss Purpose Of Proposed Meeting WASHINGTON, June a. (UP) — President Roosevelt says he expects a visit from General DC Gaulle before mid-July. The President told his news conference today that the French general had asked to see him in Washington. Mr. Roosevelt said he acquiesced willingly. Although the President declined to discuss the purpose ol De Gaulle's visit, it is expected there will be an attempt to settle thc long-troubled question of French-American relations. Thc United States has withhold recognition of Do Gaulle's Committee of National Liberation as a provisional government of France. To Care For Refugees Mr. Roosevelt also announced new Allied plans for caring for European war refugees. He revealed that up to one thousand will be brought from southern Italy to Fort Ontario, New York. These arc refugees who have no place lo go However, they will be returned to their homelands after the war. The President explained that refugees are pouring out of thc Balkans Into Italy in such numbers that they interfere with military operations. The President also had a word-to say on ship transfers to South America. He described pending legislation authorizing transfer of small I American naval craft as part of an eilort to build up the defenses of the Americas. In addition, he announced that the United States delegation to Hie .United Nations'monetary conference at Bretton Woods, N, H., next month would include Republican and Dem- ocrafic, ^members from both, the House and the Senate. The delegation chairman will be Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau. No Comment On Farley As for politics, the President showed marked disinterest In current developments. He declined to comment on Jim Parley's resignation as chairman of the New York state Democratic Committee. But politics, and particularly a fourth term, today was the prime consideration of a group of southern Democrats meeting at Slneve- port, La. The group hopes to organize a movement to halt renomln- alion of Mr. Roosevelt by the Democratic party. The wildcat strike in effect since invasion day at the Wright Aeronautical plant in Lockland, Ohio apparently has ended and a company spokesman says production is almost normal. And another D-Day strike—at the DuPont rayon plant at Old Hickory, Tennessee, appears near settlement. Late Bulletins CmiNfiKINC. June 9 (ll.i;.)-TI, P main b,,Ulr I!'",,'"'"'' i"" 1 "'e.qhlne* tercMdcn, buvo b,en „ for <'h:lllj;sl:«; lcrcd lo right God ley To Serve As Commander Of Grider Post OSCEOLA, Ark., June B.—Lloyd Godlcy will serve as commander ol Uic MacGavock Grider Post of the for the coming a meeting held May 25, at the Community House, officers who will serve with him are E. H. Mann first vice commander; Earl Morgan] second vice commander; Steve New York Cotton Mch May . July Oct. Dec. open , 1085 . 1964 2104 2037 . 2012 high low 1995 1882 1971 I860 2115 2101 2016 2034 2033 2010 close pr.cl. 1993 1970 2114 2045 2021 1990 1967 2106 2041 2017 N. O. Cotton Mch •Vfay July Oct. open high . 1988' 1998 1964 1975 , 2118 2131 2039 2040 low 1985 W63 2116 2035 close pr.cl. Dec. . 2015 2026 2013 1Q95 1972 2128 2045 2024 1991 1961 2121 2043 2020 Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS—Livestock (WFA): Tlog receipts 8,50B head, all salable. Top irice $13.70. 180-270 pounds 13.70 40-110 pounds $11.00-12.50; sows 1.00-11.15. Cattle receipts 2,450 head, with •?50 salable. Calves, GOO, all salable dixed yearlings and heifers 1450- D.50; cows 9.25-11.00; canners and cutters 6.00-9.00; slaughter steers 1.15-17.25; slaughter heifers 10006.50. Stocker and feeder steers 9.75.4.00. Weather ARKANSAS-Scattered thunder- bowers this afternoon, tonight and aturdaj'. In Washington, the labor-man- agement-governmcnt triangle which led lo the Montgomery Ward seizure threatened to come to life again. The union threatens another strike if Wards again disobeys thc War Labor Board. Company spokesmen, including board Chairman Avery, have indicated they probably will reject the WLB order as being illegal. Boy Scouts Will Collect Paper Here Tomorrow Housewives were reminded by L. G. Nash, chairman of thc Salvage Commiltec, that Boy Scouts wfll collect waste paper tomorrow when 10,000 pounds of the vital material Is needed from Blytheville homes. "With the arrival of the long awaited D-Day, the boys at the trout need your backing now more than ever before", Mr. Nash said as he urged housewives to invade every nook and premises to find corner of their waste paper -so that Blythevillc's quota may reached. Post Not Open To Public Only personnel of the Blythevllle Army Alr Ficl( , wl ,, ^ j ]crmWcd to attend tomorrow's celebration of the Held s second anniversary, it was announced today. No plans have been made for "open post" which would permit the general public to participate. Ralph, adjutant; Joe Applebaum, finance officer; Earl Cravens, clmp- laln, and T. W. Mnrkham, sergeant • onus. Delegates elected from the local Post to attend thc state convention lo be held in July in Little Rock were Lloyd rjodley, Steve Ralph' James Kent, Joe Applebaum • and J. E. Morgan. Group Condemns Tax Proposals Taxpayers Declare ••* Economy Is Needed In State Government Thai the six proposed lax measures which may be presented to voters In thc November general election were not beneficial lo tlie slate and should be voted down was decided last.night when the local unit of the Arkansas Expenditure Council met at thc Court House. Sixty-five taxpayers present voiced the opinion that the bills were unsatisfactory, particularly' the Hol- HiiEsworth Hospital Bill, which would establish 75 hospitals In the state at a cost to taxpayers of $2 000,000. Opponents of thc bill contended that It would Impede the progress of thc slate for it would result In taxation of all natural resources, which would tend to k< Rolarians Hear Mr$.H.W.Wylie Schools Need Support Of Business People, Speaker Tells Club Mrs. H. W. Wylle, who rccenlh was elected n member of the Hly- llicville School Hoard, was BUCK! speaker at thc luncheon mcelliiK ol 01 her U.S. Units In Normandy Push Forward South Of Bayeux; Germans Still Battle For Caen Hy United 1'rcsa 'ni'-uui'^"! 1 ', "• l '". l0rC(l ' < "' CM> dl : ivi nt' westward into tire TOIMY'S WAK ANALYSIS Allies Fight For Pathway Into France H y JAMKS JMKPKI1 ^ United Pr««i staff Hold Noble. Choosing the Importance of Industry out of the state. Although it is a great step in socialized medicine, at a great expense to taxpayers, the method Is entirely wrong the group decided. The proposed bill to increase state sales tax from the present two per cent to three per cent for educational purposes was branded by the Council as the wrong approach to the final solution of the problem of school financing. A solution of thc school financing problem, suggested by Council members, would be an amendment to the state constitution which would give each school district thc privilege of voting iUs own mlllagc and administering Its own school funds, Instead of the State Department of Education which handles school financing lor the entire state. Other lax measures discussed and disapproved were a three-mill increase in local school tax, a two- mill increase for county library tax, a one-mill increase In the city rec- iT-ntlon tax, and a two cent increase in sales tax for pensions. schools us Hie theme ol her discussion, Mrs. VVyllc compared the salaries of members of the lunching profession with Hint ol other professions, both .skilled nml unskilled, which she said has resulted in "a shocking loss of lenchcr personnel since Penrl Harbor." No longer Is It 11 question ol whether prepared personnel cnn lie obtained —just personnel, Mrs. Wyllo minted out. "To my mind, a good teacher Is the most essential Item In the cdn- cntioti of our children. What do I mean by a good teacher? t rncnn one who not only knows her subject "and has the ability to pm |(, acres, but one with'personality, social responsibility and n depth of culture that can serve .is a criterion for our boys.anrt girls," she sata. She leaches our children to use the tools of learning so as lo lake places of honor In thc world nnd be of benefit to their fellow men. A knowledge of the working tools of education alone is not enough. There must be'Instilled In youngsters the right attitudes and Ideals. There must be planted In them the. seeds of strong moral fiber nnd upright character,' Mrs. Wylle told her listeners. "My pica to you Rotnrlans, you business men, Is to get school conscious If you aren't already. Don't let just business be your business. Mnke schools your business too." Guests nt the luncheon, In addition to Mrs. Wyllc, -were Mel Ijidd Rotarlan of Jonesboro, Mosc Sll- mnn, ttotarinn ol Uixora, Dean Whitcslde. Rotarlan of Osccola, If P. Rntns, Memphis, E. A. Unger Chicago, J. F. Boyd, Memphis Charlie Whitman, Memphis, nml Tom Dodson, Little Rock. New York Stocks A T & T Amcr Tobacco .. ', Anaconrta Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola '.'. Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward Central 17 1-8 N Y Int Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steel 160 5-8 63 25 57 1-2 88 1-1 116 1-2 36 3-8 60 5-8 44 7-8 73-4 Studebaker n 5-B Standard of N J '.'.'.". 56 1-2 TCXBS Corp "" 46 1-2 lU S Sled 52 1-4 Back Men In France, War Bond Chairman Urges "Wifli »U~ !,._- .-i ** r *- . .. ^ "With the largest War Bond iiota we have ever had in Mis- sslppi County, $1,750,000, it is 1m- erative that everyone share in the urden of putting this drive over," «y B. Eich, chairman of Ihe hickasawba dislrict said today as e Issued a call for all prospcc- ve workers to meet with him at he City Hall, 1 p. m., Sunday. "If everyone has a full rcallza- on of the tremendous cost in lives nd materiel that must follow D- Cay and the liberation of gurope, II they have an understanding heart ana deep-felt sympathy for the thousands of families that are faced . "?, c supreme sacrifice, then we shall find no barriers In pur way In selling the Bonds so necessary to support this Invasion," he said. • Touching further on the coming M« A sale ' whlch wl " °i>™ ««« Monday, Mr. Eich said, "If all of «s can realize the murderous crossfire our men faced on tho benches 01 France, then no one can shirk his duty." "I urge every man who Is Interested in the successful conclusion OPA Announces New Schedules Fresh Apricots, Plums And Cherries Under Price Control Now By United Press The OPA has brought fresh apricots, plums, cherries and prunes under price control for the first time. The OPA says this will cut retail prices for those fruits from 15 to 35 per cent. And similar action soon to be taken on fresh pears, peaches ami table grapes. The new price schedule.? call for specific retail mark-ups over dollars and cents prices. Therefore prunes will be about 14 cents a pound, sweet cherries about 40 and apricots about 21. Plums will be about 19 cents a pound. OPA says the new schedules will become effective June 13 at shipping points, and retail prices will be set in the near future. Tlie OPA also says you can't buy lisle and rayon stockings now to Insure getting first priority on nylons after the war. It's Illegal. But this is Just what a number of women throughout the nation have been doing. They've been Joining so-called "nylon priority clubs." Participants arc given membership cards which ar e punched with each purchase of rayon or lisle hose. Six such purchases usually give them one nylon priority. But OPA says It can't be done. Elslil hundred and 70 years ano, oldiers came out ol Normandy ind Invaded Eiurlnml. Now the Jrltlsh nro returnhiii the call Hut linrd-lieadcd Allied strutciilsls eked their landing spots forother cnsons (linn the 10(10 visit of Wll- Ktn the Coiuiiloier. Old Normandy onus H nutnrul pcnlnlsulu palh- vay Into France. And from (ho .start, nrilntn nn ,| Animlna have linn their eye on It n.s one of the best bet.s [or a beachhead. Here lu-e some of thc reasons why. Plrel, thc peninsula Is lipped by mi excellent port. Cherbourg, lying on thu blunt nnsc ol Ihe promontory; has a slx-snimre-mlle roadstead capable of accommodating any ocean-going ship. The 1K)rl i t . self has over u mile ,,f quays. And the Allies, before they can pour great hoards of lighting men Into tho continent, must have sonic such anchorage. Second, tho'port \n carved out of rock. Tho, Germans, with all their tricks of dimio'lUton, could never entirely destroy It. Hea I'rotccls I'liinks Third, Allied fighting men, advancing along the Pchln^ula7"woiild have both flank* protected by water, sea. water, which they control. Thc Airalo beachhead was surrounded on three sides by Gcr- mniB iind^ on one sldo by water. The Cherbonri; Peninsula, as a bcachhciid, would be surrounded, on three sides by water and on one side by the Germans. Fourth, If the Allies controlled all the peninsula, their shipping and supply dumps at Cherbourg would tic out of reach of German artillery—unlike thc situation nt Amlo, The pcnlnsiilii Is 70 milts long nnd even an eight-Inch gun can (Ire only 20 miles. Thc range of America's ,155-mllltmclcr "Long Toms" is about 15 miles. Filth, Ihe peninsula generally Is higher thnn lhc land, inland. Its surface Is studded with knob-like hills. 'Hills, Allied artillery cm- placed there could dominate German Interior points. Thc Nazis would have to flic up at thc Al- mlmxl from Jayotix. "'«' "' "» imiiiiiiitf n|>, u .spokesman ul General Eisenhower's rlurH .suy.s operations "coaling sutisladoT wft. ))cnclilicftd.s culm-King. President Roosevelt nlso echoed 4 tills thought In WiMlilrifrtoii 1,-xlnv with lies, Hie Alllc thc Germans. s could fire down on cut, greatest rail hub center. Nearby is — _„ „„„ ,„ t<lul , uc of this invasion to be present at When nylons are available, they'll the meeting Sunday so that com-, be sold to the first comers. And nnttecs may be properly formed In then it'll be every woman for her- order that the drive may starl tn self. full force Monday morning", lie added. On the opening day of the drive,^ members of the local civic clubs will hold ft joint meeting at i2:15, o'clock, at Hotel Noble, Chicago Rye open high low close pr.cl July . 104VJ I057S 103S I0«i 105 Sixth, advancing Inland from the peninsula, the Allies would have one (lank protected by the Seine river and lhc other protected although not as well, by the Loire. Bolli rivers strike Inland on cither Fide of the base of the pcninula nnd parallel to Its sides. Tlicse streams would further protect Allied flanks if airmen would the bridges over them. Seventh, a glance at the map will rcvenl Hint n considerable advance Inland from the Cherbourg Peninsula might seal off thc base of Its twin, the Brittany Peninsula. Paris J.c Havre Nearby Eighth, shouldering Into the continent from thc Cherbourg Peninsula, the Allies would find tiAnn- selves In one of the most strategic corners of France. Within 100 or so mile.s Is Paris, the nation's nnd resistance Lc Havre, Its second port and nth city, with H rliiji basins and eight miles of rocks. Not far distant arc other transport center.? and ports. Ninth, the Cherbourg Peninsula .s fed by two main rail lines which web into It like veins Into a finger. One of those lines already has been cut at Unyeux. And enemy cporlx Indicate that the Allies may be on the pohit, of snipping thc second, which parallels the peninsula's west shore. Once Germany's communications with Cherbourg are severed, the enemy woiild have to get out. but quick. Tenth, only recently did the Germans start erecting a series of defenses In the Invasion area. Thc great west wall to the northeast may bulge with concrete and bristle with guns. But the Nor- matidy beaches were almost without obstacle. And inshore defenses were nowhere as massive as those stretching for hundreds of miles on cither side. Not until Marshal Rommel's first extensive western Inspection In February did the enemy show Increased Interest In those bare beaches. Eleventh, In a long-rnnge sense Allied fighting men advancing In-' land from Normaudy would outflank the powerful Gorman de- whcn ho said Ihe Invasion •<» making slow progress, but II is mo- oss. Front (llspalchcs reveal that Lieutenant Clcncinl Omiu- Bradley commander of American Invasion forces, has gone nsliorc In. n mc e However, iliey don't reveal whether lie still Is ihoro. Bnidjoy's innn .scored one of the most significant victories to date in driving across Hid 21-mile stretch of Ihe C'aicntiin-to-ciicr~ bourn highway at several places Advance elements, pushing on beyond ll,c highway, cut the broad- jnuiie ;railroad between Cnrcntan mid St. Mere Egllso, seven miles to the iiortli. St. Merc Egllso actually may bo In American bnmls. Nulls Report Allied been The Oorninn lil||h command says Allied .forces hnvo advanced' north' ind south from '31. Mcro Eglko bridgehead, nn apparent, acknowledgement, that the town llself has 1 v'l'A?; Jown^_!s only v 20 - ..i'- 'Oh'Crl56urg, niiVl 'United, Slates assault forces arc known to have been In the nren. American tanks nnd Infantry also arc reported battling for Cnrcn- tim, tho hinge of thc Gorman line and a key transport center nt the base of tho Chcrumirit Peninsula, It the Clcniinns arc lo be believed, the Allies have made oven greater gains. One Na-/.l report says an armored spearhead is approaching St. Lo, 21 miles south- ............ „-„...>,. ^...m,, ul > Sept. ,104;S 105« 104 10E'/4 105',i fcnscs In tlio Calais area just as west of nnyctix, and hnlf-wa v ncross the base of thc peninsula' These forces now have the n!d o planes based right in the beach heads In France. American en glnecrs, moving bulldozers am graders through a hail of bullet: already hnvo established an emer t'cncy landing strip In Prnncc United Press War Corrcspomlcn Dougald Werner, who now Is will the Ninth Air Force unit li France, landed only four' nnd one- half hours after the first assault He says that concentrated mor- lar fire met the men as they waded through hip-deep water ti shore, dug foxholes and thcr. crawled up o mile of beach under constant bombardment. KAF Gives Support But, in spite of all this, HID emergency strip was laid out bj •sundown of thc first dny. Koya Air Force squadrons also have beet: established on thc Normandj beaches to give the land armies short-range support. During the night British bomb crs hit five big transport centers behind the German front in Normandy. But today, bad wealhci reduced the massive scale of all operations to flights by smnl forces. A light drizzle continued over thc Channel this afternoon, thus hampering both Allied British- based planes and thc Lutlwntfe Hul thc British radio says thc Gernions arc believed to be shifting air squadrons from western Germany to the battle zone. Thc Germans also are reported to be bringing up large ground units. General F.iEcnhower's latest communique speaks of "further reinforcement of German armor." And thc Paris radio says people fleeing the battle ?one arc meeting endless columns of German molorl7,ed units. Germans Fear Junction But the Germans obviously are worried. A Bcrlts dispatch to a Stockholm newspaper says the Nazis fear the linking of the two beachheads, the American between Carculan and Cherbourg and the British and Canadians between Bayeux and a point west of the Orne eatuary, Such a junction, the dispatch says, may force the abandonment at Cherbourg. The Germans also have come through with their usu.nl crop of rumors, many of them wild. DNB says Nazi coastal batteries today opened the on Allied landing fl<Hs steaming past ihp Cherbourg peninsula toward thc Scln Bay The enemy say.s many ship* were sunk . dmplte a Mnokc screen. i" The Oei mans also say they Imv'e sunk and Allied cruiser- and a destroyer off the cnit coasl of Ilia Cherbourg Peninsula. 'They add "" '—- liansports, eight special that fou I tl ------- '•- ™i »-tb"" nui;ii|ii mndlng ciatt, a tank landing ship niifl n destroyer wcio damaged. All these, of course, ale enemy report Wounded Itclurnlng- As the battle continues, hpcclnl Allied stpiads have,, started hi lug- Ing back thc American!, who ate paying tho first installment of the cast of liberating France. United Press Coricspomlent Edward no- berts talked with several pi (1,0 returned wounded Most of them in.snya.'-.wcio hit on the benches iiy.nrc from conccald batteries Hint opened up about 00 minutes alter Jl-hoiir. . ., Mnnyj'ot tlio.se returning' from the invasion area nre bringing back" -' of, linearly.' In- . , flngejn : pf tho operatiSn. , the Germans outflanked thc Mag- Inol Line. They also might cut behind Nazi Bay ol Blscej defenses. But all of these are long-term abjcclives. Much fighting remains jefore any of them can bo attained. . , stance. U has Just been revealed thai three fresh regiments of German Infnntry were moved into the Invasion area for maneuvers fust before the landing. The, Geimans were running through anti-invasion exercises and they were silting In their positions to repel an Invasion when, to their surprise, the real Invasion came. French Back DeGaulle More eyewitness stories also are coming out of France. For Instance,' United Press War Correspondent fZiclinrd D. McMillan says'- the French people liberated from the German yoke- by the Allied second: front : arc .solidly: behind General DcGaulle. Ho adds: All tho French people with whom I have spoken, In the 'countryside, iti tho townships aiid 'in the villages are surprised at the Idea that there Is any .difference of opinion about DeGaulIe. ; ';•; Still another unusual story has' come out'of .the invasion. United Prcar Correspondent Bruce Miinn reveals that on the; night of the Invasion an American glider, "In. the dark, landed on what It thought- was solid ground. •--•-'/ Instead, it had landed on the top, of ft building, the German headquarters building for that area. When the Americans worked their way. dpw'n through the building, thc-surprised German.garrison surrendered. • . .>.•' .. •-.•.: Twin-Engine Plane Crashes; 2 Cadets Hurt Two aviation cadets from the Blytheville Army Air Field were injured when their twin-engine trailing ship crashed near Hayti, Mo., about 2.o'clock yesterday afternoon while oil a routine training flight, Col, Kurt M. Landon, commanding officer, announced. Robert F. Wiesenbach, 22, of Irvington, N. J., suffered a frac- :»rcd jaw and nose and frvin Wcissman, 26, of Brooklyn, N. Y., a 'racturcri nose when motor trouble apparently developed in one engine ot the plane, which made a single engine landing. The plane was heavily damaged but did not burn: 1 Tlie injured men were removed to the BAAF Hospital in ambulances from the field. Their condition was fair today. . ., Flames At Walker Park Destroy Chicken House •. A chicken house at the rear of ha' Jodie, Richardson home 'in Walker Park was destroyed by lire of unknown origin about 6:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon. ' Approximately $200 worth of. damage was caused by the flames which scorched the back of the Richardson residence. The chickens vere in the yard at the tune ot the ire. Chicago Wheat open high low close pv.cl. 159*4 160-S 159M 160 159% Sept, J58-K !57» 157TJ 15714

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