These are some highlights from the News Journal on July 1, 1944:
• ‘British Repulse Furious Nazi Attacks’
“SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expeditionary Forces (AP) — The British Second Army stood firm on its Odon River salient in the seething battle for Caen today, having repulsed furious attacks by elements of seven Panzer divisions.
“American forces, in local attacks in the central sector of the bridgehead, drove to within two-and-a-half miles of St. Lo, reaching the villages of La Forge on the main highway to Isigny, and Le Carrillon, due north of the city.
‘Big Reception Awaits Dewey At Albany’
“(AP) — Thomas E. Dewey neared home today with the third presidential nomination won by a New York governor in 14 years and the foundation of a national campaign organization already well-cemented.”
‘Casualties in Saipan Battle Total 9,752’
“US Pacific Fleet Headquarters, Pearl Harbor (AP) — American forces punched through intensified Japanese resistance today on Saipan Island, already the Pacific war’s bloodiest battlefield with 9,752 American dead, wounded and missing.”
• “Sgt. Frank West, 20, who had been reported missing in action over Germany, is a prisoner of the Germans, according to word received by his mother, Mrs. Robert Reeves of Martinsville, from the War Department.”
• “Allen E. Haines of Chester Township purchased the Virgil Young elevator at Melvin for $11,200 at a public auction conducted Friday by the Bailey-Murphy Co. of Wilmington. It included the main elevator building of three stories and a basement, and also a large warehouse and feed room, all located on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.”
• “Clinton Countians who buy war bonds before Thursday at 9:30 p.m. will be given a ticket to see the Victory Fifth War Loan Rally at the Wilmington High School auditorium next Thursday with rural humorist Hank Penny and the Plantation Boys the featured act.”
• A Popularity Contest for Clinton County boys and girls ages 10-17, with the winner getting a Shetland pony, was announced “To introduce Cities Service gasoline and oil which we are now featuring” at Economy Tire Service in Wilmington.
• Keller’s Cut-Rate Remedies and Supplies for Farm Animals advertised items for poultry including Dr. Hess Louse Killer for 30 cents and poultry inhalant for 65 cents.; they also had Kow Kare for $1.19 and Dr. Hess Worm tabs for $1.
• Showing at the Lamax Theatre were Roy Rogers and Trigger in “Yellow Rose of Texas.”