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Subscribers Who Fail To Receive Their Paper By 6 P. M. May Telephone 2573 Before 6:30 P. M, And It Will Bo Delivered BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF. NOHT.HEA8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLI—NO. 172 Blylhcvlllo Dally News Blythevtlle Courier Blythevlllo Herald Mississippi Valley Leader m.YTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 10-14 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS; TWO U. S. COLUMNS DRIVE ON COLOGNE 'Cocktail Hour' on Suicide Ridge • « • . . . • , » 4 German Garrisons Flee Greece Pinned down on "suicide Ridge" on Pcleliu Island, marines fought for nine days before relief arrived Marine in center is throwing n naming "Molotov cocktail'' at Japs entrenched In nenrby cave. White streak just behind him is torch, used to light "cocktail, falling to (jroiind. Cards Will Count On Brecheen To Even Series With Brownies; Sewell To Start With Jakuckl ST. LOUIS, Oct. 7 (U.P.)—Tension mounted in St. Louis this morning with i,hc Browns and Cardinals looking at a sharp, clear day for the fourth game. • The Cinderella-like Browns finally have crashed through Ihe hard shell of the boys who'make Die odds and are now the odds-on favorite to increase their lead today. .Liike Sewell \vill ; go \yith.pitcher Sig Jsikucki, the Texas -hoiwe-fia'intbiY v.;ff6'"\Von~M3 gam"es"nnd lost'-ninir'dtmng the season. / - - . Sig'is one of the best spot, pitch-* ers on the Brown staff which was proven last Sunday when he smothered the Yankees to win the pennant for the Brownies. Billy Southworth is countering with Harry v"Thc Cat") Bre- chccn, who also| won the chncherj for the Cardinals'^; 1 when he relieved] MorL Cooper. Bre- chccn won 18 nnrl lost five for the! regular season. Neither pitcher has appeared in the series this' year, although Brecheen was ..Harry Brcchccu reliefer in three games last year. The main topic of conversation around Sportsman's Park this morning was Ihe way Luke Scwell is defying all of baseball's traditions by juggling his lineup every day. It has ahvaj's been almost unthinkable for a manager to make a change in a winning lineup, yet in the three games played so far Scwell has made a change every day. For Instance on opening day, TODAY'S U'AIl ANALYSIS Putting Force Into Pacific Real Problem By JAMKS HAltl'Kll ) United Press Staff Writ*r ? • Before Allied nnnlc.s. finally can jcut (lie Japs, they must bent the iiroblcm of logistics. !; Loglslics. ns defined by Miijor jcnernl \v. D. Slyer of llic Arnjy Service Forces, Is 'The science of getting the right number of men :o the rlgiit place with the rlgftl i\"jti!|Mijfiil «t the right lime." Atjcl ilie problem Is enormously complicated by Ihc Immense Pacific ! dl :lances. ; Brigadier General John M. Cln ;k recently presented n succinct, : c imiplc ol that problem. He said the transfer of Ihc Army Air For alone from Europe lo the Paclfjc afler Germany's fall will be- parable to moving the entire <il Cleveland half-way around t)ie world. Army Air Force material now on hand would fill five million square feet of warehouse space. 1 .:. Figures Tell Sftiry •;' A few slutlstlrj .will throw some Germans Scheme To Save Hitler By Aid Oi Japs European Prisoners •,Would Go To Japan .And Be Exchanged British Warships and Planes |fj erce (••M ^^ 1 • fc-% fm ^V 9 XV "W • L. • » .vu ^* • a *>m Ji * .•*. UA L, a j*. .&. J, a * II.V Unllcil 1'rtss plspalclics from Stockholm siiy when the Browns won, he had outfielder Gene Moore hitting fifth nnd first baseman George McQuinn batting seventh. When McQiiinn hit his home rim on opening day to win the game Srwcll pushed him up to fifth nnd dropped Moore to seventh in the lineup. Then, after losing the second game, he pushed Moore all the way up to third in Ihe batting or.1c>' nnd put Al Znrilln'In left field to replace Chel Laabs. Zarilla batted sixth. And, Scwell said Hint the changes \vcrc not made because of injuries on the club. They were made just because Sewell wants them to bat In that order. It must be a good system, lie- cause the Browns nre ahead two games to one. Mrs. F. M. Davis Dies Early Today Rites Wifl Be Held Tomorrow Afternoon For Local Resident Mrs. F. M. Davis died this morning at tile family residence, 828 South Franklin. PJie was G7. Long a resident of Blythevillc. Mr. and Mrs. Davis were married 41 years ngo. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon, 3 o'clock, at Full Gonpel Church, by the Rev. Ira M. Bryce, pastor. She also is survived by two rons, Pvt. ClydclD. Davis of Camp Gruber. Oklahoma City, Okla., and Edgar L. Davis of Gilmore, both of whom were wilh their mother, and four daughters, Mrs. Niecie Williams and Mis. Edith Waldron, Mrs. Edwin Cazort and Mrs. Georgia Gray, all of Tilytheville. Cobb Funeral Home Is In charge. ihomas Attacks Major Parties Halt On Political 'Double Talk' Asked By Socialist Leader LITTLE ROCK, Get. -7 (UP) — Socialist candidate for president ol Ihe United States Norman Thomas today called for an end lo "pollll- eal double Uilk" by the'-two nmjor parties, and 'In a talk nt Little Hock- Inst niffht he asked that Dewey and Roosevelt stop "talking to the American people ns if they were children." Thomas nttackftd the political philosophy of both major parties. And said lhal if the American people don't, vote the Socialist ticket, they will be throwing away their vole, for the Democratic nnd Republican parties both have the same IMlitical philosophy, which he says is not to the benefit of the American people. The Socialist candidate voiced fear of a post war imperialistic expansion, in which the United States would be supplying men and money for the support of the British, Dutch anil French colonial empires, or else engage in the tug of war between London and Moscow for the domination of Europe. Thomas, who also called for collective ownership and management of tlie government, spoke under the auspices of the Socialist party of Arkansas. Germany has a iiliin lo save Adolf Hitler's life even after the Allies occupy Berlin. The Swedish reports snv the Oer- maii formula calls for Ihe transfer of prominent European prisoner* lo 'Jnimn .so they can be exchanged inter wllli Ihc Allies for Hitler and ills lop assoclntcs. .The Stockholm sources sny the whole oiilllne of tin; plan was pnij- llsheil In Hermann Ooerlng's news- pa])ei-. The German plan goes so far as to name some of the European prisoners Hint would lie luined over, lo the japs. Belgium's King Leopold lops llic list. , The German plan neglects to sny how the prlsonci's will be moved from Germany lo Japan, nut oh- Hound Nazi Evacuation Fleet; Allied Forces Occupy Islands l!y Unllcd Press y'a ImUlc-vi'oni nnny Is on Iho run in (ii-urni, mill tile Hnli.slt lire jfivinjf llic Nazis no rest. History Ims repented itself. Only HUM time llio llriliwh N'iivy mid UAF pilots sire exacting a tun-Mile VUMKUUIICU for lliuir ImmiliitliiiK (lul'rat. in fircccu Uireu yours ago. lirilisli cniisLTH, ik'Hlroyt'rs anil ill li'iisl one aircrnl'l i-iiii- are on Iho liinil for UIG Nir/.i evucimlion flout some- fllmmcrlng light on the enormous servers believe long-range subiuu- job . facing America of ; shlfljjig rlncs arc Intended' for Ihe Job. ils weight from Ihe Atlantic j\to' As for Japan's present part In She Pacific. A bupuly ship; plyhig 'the war, n new Jap-success is clalni- bctwecn l';e United Stales'/n^jd c d In Eastern China. Radio Tok- 'n, says Japanese forces hnvc cnp- ured Foochowl the last major East China port. Tile Jap claim Is unconfirmed. Ppoehoiv wns occupied by the Jap- niiese In April, 1930, but was recaptured by the Chinese some five months later. , ; In Burma, Drills!) Imperlnl troops continue pushing the Japs back along Ihe Tlddln', road. A communi- )ue from Lord Moimlbntlcn's headquarters says many villages hnvc been . captured during the Burma 'advance, -•,'••'' In the Soulhwesl Pacific, Allied Bnglnnd cn.ii make n round trip li 05 days. But it takes 30 10^45 days lo make a round trip to Hawaii nnd the equipment still Is lliou's- nnds of miles from the front. T % Crawling the immense distance from America lo Australia, a ship requires QO-to-150 days for. ;n round trip. And the two-way voyage lo Ihe China-Ilurmn-Indla theater takes five months, morally hundreds of 'ships must wore! 1- -illihl" \i.(S&* Jack Tipton Is Named Manila Correspondent Jack Tipton, who formerly served as Courier News correspondent for the Manila area, again has accepted that position nnd his news stories nnd features will continue from time to time in this newspaper. Weather ARKANSAS —Partly cloudy and cooler In northwest and extreme north portion. Considerable cloudiness with scattered thundershowers elsewhere this afternoon. Partly •cloudy and cooler In northwest portion and considerable cloudiness with scattered ihundershowcrs in southeast portion tonight. Sunday partly cloudy, slightly cooler in southeast and extreme south portion. Maximum here yesterday 88 degrees; minimum, 65; with i.ll Inches rain this morning. Livestock AT&T 163 5-8 Amcr Tobacco 68 Anaconda Copper 277-8 Ucth Steel 64 3-8 Chrysler 93 3-8 Coca Cola •, 137 1-2 Manila Man, Severely Wounded, Feigned Death To Fool German MANILA, Ark:, Oct. 7. —Pvt. Vaughn T. Hutton of Manila is believed to be the firsl Western Mississippi Counly soldier to return liome after participating in the "D- Day" invasion of France. He served with the Fourth Division, Eighth Infantry, when the drive started on the historic date, June 6. Hutton was wounded by n German hand grenade, June '23, aflcr n conscciilive days of offensive fighting. He had received an order to capture a German machine gun that was preventing advance of his company. With a fellow soldier, he. crawled "close enough lo hear the Germans talking" before being ills- covered, and was forced to take cover from several bursts of the German machine gun. Pvt. Hulton reported he saw two Germans leave their position to capture or kill the two Americans. Hutton became separated from his buddy and "snaked through the grass to get within cf- fcctlve grenade range." In the duel which followed he threw three grenades and fired his rille five times at the German he was stalking but was unable to score a hit. Suddenly he heard a soft thud at his side and glancing down he saw a "German potato masher" a second before it exploded. He knew that the second German had, In some manner, circled the two Americans. Hutton said had the Germans been using a grenade as effective as the American he would, not have survived the explosion. He tried to get to his foot and hoard a noise. Half-blinded, he thought It was hi: buddy coming to his aid, but slid denly felt n sharp blow at Ihe of liis head that knocked him down He realized a German had hit bin with the butt of n rille and hi feigned death. "Realistic, too," hi said, "what with blood coming fron tny head and my left arm in rib bons." The German pulled Hulton 1 rille from under his prone body am walked nway. After about two minutes Hutto; fashioned n tourniquet from his leg Ring lares and rmlf-slaggered, half crawled n quarter of a mile back t an aid station. With his left arm off nt the clbov nnd the sight of his left eye gon and liLs face splotched with piece of metal, Hutton hns amazed h friends with his display of cournq and apparent disregard of his sac viflce made "somewhere in France Pvt. Hutton, aged 19, enlisted I the Army Mny 13. 1913, and rccciv ed his basic training in Camp Hob erts, Calif. He sailed for Englan April 20. He has n brother, Billy Joe Hut ton, also in service with" the U. E Air Forces in England. Their mot) 1 er, Mrs. Joe Hutton of Manila Is tli niece of Jess Pierce who fought i France during World War I. Plerc- lost a part of his left nrm in tl battle of the Argonnc which ncccs sitated his wearing an arm brae Until his death three years ago, During the last several years Pii'ice' July served as deputy sheriff an.l cun-lc-cl. stable for Big Lake Township. Dec. across the Pacific day and to. keep 'our Army -supplied. Or,: dike the • prnblnm of an,invasion by, sny, 250,000 .men. From :ive to 10 tons of cargo i must be landed for every one of those men. In the Initial landing of a quarter a million men, over one and ic-hnlf million tons of equipment .list be put ashore. The landing r , the men and their supplies ould require 5000 separate bcach- gs by landing craft. To maintain those men/for 30 nys would tnkc another 332,000 Ions f equipment and the services of 0 to 35 Liberty Ships and 15 lank- rs. In the first 30 days, those men •ould consume 40,000 tons 'of rn- .ons. They would need 233,000 tons f weapons and ainmuntlon. They 'oulrt further require over ha!f-n- illlion tons of vehicles, 120,000 tons f gas and oil, nnd vast other sup- lies. Vast Duililirijr Problem Or, let's take another example lay that American commanders inve decided to Innd 100,000 men on Pacific Island. Official specialists inmedlalely must plan lo build a jase camp for 10,000 men, hospital acuities for another 10,000, vast upply depots, nine airfields, 75 miles of hard-surfaced roads and 750 feet of timber bridges. All that, mid more, lies behind tho ,tory ot any new landing. All that les behind the taking of another )in-point with an unpronounceable lame on the vast map of the Pacific. Let's take another example. Logistic experts figure that an nrmy of 500,000 men would require seven nnd onc-hnlf million square "eel of storage space, an area of 171 ncrcs. Thnt same force would need unloading equipment for 150,000 tons of supplies, and facilities to take care of GO or more ships a month. In the North Africa campaign, the sorts of Ornn nnd Algiers could handle only 40 ships a month. Hence they had to be enlarged by 75 per cent. And Pacific ports arc poorer still Usually there arc no storehouses on invaded Islands, no magazines, no oil tanks, no refrigeration equipment. Docking facilities are clthci non-exlslant or inadequate. All supplies must be protected against rust mildew and tropical insects. Am the whole oi>cration must be carried out in fickle tropical weathei and under the ever-present thrca of storms. When landings arc made on sucl beaches, supplies must be handlcc with what Admiral Wllllnm Cal noun calls "methods as crude n: those Robinson Crusoe had to usi to get his stuff out of Ihe wreck." And all Ihos must be accomplished at the tag 'end of a supply line .stretching five, six, or even 8000 miles back to the United States. Tims, America not only has a fight on Its hands to beat Japan. It has a fight on Ils hands to get men and equipment into n position to fight Japan. bombers have made ntlaclo on 'Jap Installations on Ihe Island of Hnlmnhei'n and in the Dutch Ensl Indies. During Iho Lwo-dny bombing allncl:, eight more Jnp ship, 1 ; were dniunged or sunk hi the Dutch Enst Indies. Late Bulletins WIIII U. H. rOUCKK NOKTII OI' AACIIKK, Oct. 7 (111 1 ) — • American (mops have wished forvi'nnl against ll|;hl rc-.slst- iint'c (o the nulsltlrls of Alsdurf. three nni) ODD linlf miles .southeast in' IJbiuli. LONDON. Ocl.7 (111 1 )—Three Kn'ut flfct.s tnlullcif; more Hum 11,100 IHMIV.V bombers smashed al (ii-imiiny ijiiin llrllaln and II- uly fmlny hi ttiu lu:ivlcsl single of the wiir uguliul. the Keith. years, First he wns hailed as Yu-'counlry, limited on all sides. Object To Bond In Kidnap Case Prosecutor Wants Woman Suspect Held For Extradition MERIDIAN, Miss., Oct. 7 (U.P.) —Laudcrdale Counly District At torncy Jack Lobrano loday n.sket federal aulhorltles at Mobile, Ala o hold Mrs. If, B. Jenkins to face Ml.°.sls.slppl stale kidnapping :harge in connection with the abduction of four-clay-old John David L,nw5, rather than release her un- Icr bond. Tlie 35-ycnr-old former shipyard vorkcr was arrested nt Chlckasnw, Aln., eight miles loin Mobile, Thursday after she fled from of- !lccrs, became panicky and lelt :he child she allegedly hod stolen n Meridian Wednesday, Laudcrdale county otflctals said they regarded the $500 bond dcs- gnntcd by fcdcrnl authorities in Mobile as Insufficient for the accusation. Under Mississippi kldnnp- fiing laws, the maximum punishment Is death. Federal officials were reported lo have said that Mrs. Jenkins n'd- mitted taking the child, son of Sergeant William R. Laws, Air Force soldier stationed at Gainesville, Fla., and Mrs. Laws of Meridian. Mrs. Jenkins reportedly lold officers she look the child Irom on Infirmary here In response lo n "sudttcn craving" for the Infant. Officers said she • later told them "my hu.'.biind threatened to quit me if I didn't have children." A former cotton mill worker here, Mrs. Jenkins is the molher of Ihrce children by a previous marriage. Police said she admitted removing the baby from Its hospital crib and subsequently taking It to Mobile on a bus. Sergeant and Mrs. Laws, who were united with Ihc baby ycslcr- day. said al thai time that they would not prosecute the woman, n.s their son had suffered no ill ilfects from his experience. Authorities hi Meridian sold llmt when Ihe Mississippi charge is rcrvcd on Mrs. Jenkins in Mobile, Governor Thomas Bailey of Mississippi will be requested to seek extradition of the woman from Ala bam a. WITH TUB II. S. Tflllll) AttMY IN 1'HANCi:, Oct. 1 (tJl'J — Americaci Irtuips imi flchtliiK In tin-, streets of M»l- ;lrn-s, S!-j miles due mirth »l Met';. ivhcru ill tlie Acjjwin. Mwuiwhilo, iissiuilt I'oraw from thin task force Imvu ovovniu nl Icusl two Nir/.i-omipicd Owlc islands, Snmon niul Lovillin. Kmir olliors nro rcporlcd in their hands. There Is no conllvumUon of re- »> ported Allied landings on Corfu Just off Albania's soulh tonsl. Planes from the British currier Emperor have supported a eloscrnngi: bombardment ol Crete and Melo.s Isliimto nnd lutvc shot down an enemy plane. llst'iipc Vessels Strafed IMF warplanes have bombed nud strafed troop-packed Oermnn vessels. And they lire repeatedly Intercepting Nu/l transport pliines evacuating Island Bitn'ison« imder cover of low-hanging clouds. Front dlspnlphcs say the Clulf of Corlnlli is Ihlck with smnll Oor- niiin bonls trying lo run Ihc unnli't 'f Diltlsh guns at Pntrnl and escape- nlo the Ionian .sea. Many have been jiirned and >mnk by Khellfil'e or OM'-flyltif,' nlliick pliuies. On the ground, Drills]! forces nro •nportcc! to have driven 10 miles inst the port of Illon to within M miles of Corinth. The Immediate sbject of this drive Is Athens, the Greek cnpltal. 35 miles east of Co- •Inth. Other Allied forces nre elose- ng In on Athens from .Ihc cast. Iirltlsh Iroops nrn reported to havn muted on Ihe Island of Andros just, ten 'inllifS from tho Greek capital. riRtilhijr inside Athens .,Simultaneously, u(e London radio' says' street' flahllng has ibcen rag-' Ing Inside Athens for several days. To the norlh, n new Husslnn Invasion threaten!! Hungary's two largest ell-lea. The Soviet, drive hns curried to ivithln artillery range of S'/egcd, a city of 123,000 population. Sovlcl Innks and ^motorized columns nre just walling'-for the full of Sxcgccl to streak over sea-level plains to Iluclnpcsl, less than 100 miles north west. •', , In Yugoslavia, a parllsan home nrmy nnd Russian columns have laid siege lo Uclgrncie. The snddcsl jimn In Yiiijoslavln today must be n man whom the world once acclaimed as Yugoslavia's hero. Gcnenil Mlkhailovllcli le.'ider of the Chelnlk Army niul bitter rival of Sovict-supporlccf Mnrshnl Tito. Tito's radio says Mlkhallovilcl has fled from Kislrrn Serbia to Ni;\V VOliK, Oct. 7 (Ul 1 ) — I'liyKluinns annuiLnce she Is sllll suffcrlnj; from iiliyslcal eVlinus- llou at I'rMshyt^rlui! llospilal, ivliero .slic I* umlcrRtilng 'Jrciit- ' :. •;-'*:' '< •"'>!"'• '•'-•' '>' '.-•> 1! )': u.l^ 'vt. Harycy^'Burton ••"'* Is Killed In Action Counter-Attack Is Thrown Back British In Holland ' Break Into Arnhem, London Report Says LONDON; , Oct. 7.. (UP)—TWO American spearheads 12 miles apart again pushed toward Cologne loUay. The twin drive was held up during Ihe night when German tanks nnd ll'oops counter-attacked In strength, buk Allied hendcmniters ' reveals thai oui rirst Army foiccs regained thejjiiwnd they lost, tbicw I UicmselvLs back nt the Gorman de-|' fcnscs, rim! resumed their ndvimcbl at das break ' I Strong filled forces now are biil-l Lllng to widen the bicnkthiough on] Ihe 10-mile front between- AnchcYril nnd Gcllcnklrchen lo the north. ItCKKcnilorf Circled Less than live miles lo the soiYth'-l oast, General Hodges' left Hank has I iiiiTomidcd Bcggendorf nnd pressed I m lo Ihc cast. The situation Inside I he no-man's land of Heggcndorf is obscure, but unconfirmed reports, my the Americans have recaptured ,he town on Ihe edge of the Cologne iliilns nftcr losing It to u'German counterattack. Twelve miles to the south, >tlio- other tank and.troop spearhead due east of Aachen Is hacking ahead through Ihe Hiirlen forest, from new positions some 20 inlles hislde the [lelch, This column already has out- lankcti nn outpost of the Naid triih'S- port hug ol Diuen Cologne lies another 20 miles beyoiifi Dureii. t i Doth 'American 'columris"nro find-1 igjosistante. Ineicasmgly tough nil tlioy dilve deeper Into German de-I tenses But Allied ( planes^nre pro-1 :ldlng.'n_thlQk .aji,v'coyojfln.,tbo Jac^ 1'vl. Ilarvoy Burton, brother of Melvli.i Durton of btecle, Mo,, lia.s aceii killed 1 In the Mediterranean aren, the War Department announced officially today. No details were given. Army officers commanded the flral United Slntcs nnvnl flecl. Ijoslavla's "George Washington when the world cradllcd him '.vlll rnllyliig patriot forces ngalnst.lhc acrmnns. Then' his wife was caplurcd'by Ihe Germntis nnd later dlctl In a Nazi concentration camp. Shortly after King Michael deposed him as commander of the Yugoslav Koynl Army and ordered him (o take or- Bosnia, apparently lo escape the idcrs from Tito which he refused. Russian offensive In Yugoslavia. l.aler both his son nnd daughter . Mlkballovltch hns had glnmorous deserted lo Tito's camp. Now Mik- but bltlcr expeilcncc ihc last few hnllovllch is man without a A Last Goodbye New York Cotton ,,Mar. ,. May 2104 2103 21D3 2186 2187 2102 2192 2IBG 2186 2150 2150 2150 2151 2204 2207 ' 2201 S20I 220(5 2100 2192 2189 2189 2191 2194 2161 N. 0. Cotton Mar. . 2106 2190 2191 2104 2100 May . 2106 2197 2191 2195 July . 215S 2158 2154 2155 Oct. Dec. 2211 2211 2209 2194 2104 2193 210D 2101 2212 2213 2194 2105 enemy batteries,' Allied llrlcigehcails Joined'.' .1 In tho drive to outllank the SIcg-f fried line, tlie Canadian First: my In norlhwest Belgium"'hns -cop-1 nuclcdll^. several new bridgeheads over Ihe Leopold canal. This gives the -Canadians a solid front three miles long. A .front dispatch. from. United Press Coi'rcs|ioiident Wnlter Cronk- Ho snys- the Allies- now nre rolling heavy aitlllory across ^thc cahil tit one point between Antwerp anci Brugge \ 'file Canadians are meeting stlfl opposition fiom »Geimnn forces clinging to their iiositlons on the soiilh'bank of tlici'Schelclo estua'ry The enemy is trying to, block AJUcc use of IhCyb/B port of Antwerp'n: long ns poisUile i,^ British ai!d(Canad!nn r columns 61 the Canadlnn'flnnk nre moving o? I'llburg .from new positions-only; few Ihonsand yards away. The Alljc; hin'c advimccd two :nlles;Blong ad Jaccnt roads lending into tho vltd Nazi escape pivot <"**?* Heavy (local fighting--is taklni place noithwest of Nijmegen nt Ihi edge of the'British Rhine bridge liead In Hpllan^ Morning newspa pcrs In. London published an 'uu conflimed Stockholm report tha British tanks have broken Into Arn hem above tins Rhine. . , AUick Fort Dfiant On Ihc Third Army front, Unitec Press' Correspondent Robert Rich ards says the Americans have opened n heavy attack on Fort Drlnnt guanllng Mctz. nichards says General Patten's troops arc drilling Into the under: ground tunnels and also , ptlshin! forward ntop the stone fortifications. He says the Yanks hnvc worked their way 100 ynrds into Ihe sub tcrrnnean passages oE the citade where they can hear the. German: shouting to one another. South of Metz, nn enemy counter attack hns forced Third Arm; Iroops to give up some ground. Bu nine miles north of Nsncy, Pat ton's forces have, advanced throng most of the Parroy forest and cap lured one town: At the bottom of'the West Wall the Germans have sent In fight-to thc-death fanatics to reinforce th woodlands guarding, the Bel tor gateway Into Germany. • Genera Patch's Seventh Army troops ar creeping toward the gap yard .b yard. In Italy, Fifth Army troops ar moving over the last dozen miles Bologna as heavy artillery pour shells into.the outskirts of the P Valley center. And the Brills Eighth Army has advanced throug the mud to a point nine miles north west ot Rimini. 7 The K. 'A. F. sent another strbn formation of heavy bombers out f< a new round of nttacks against Get man targets, Berlin, Bremen, Dort mund. Saarbrucken, nnd other Gei man objectives were rocked with n estimated.. ipoo tons of cxploslv< yesterday.' sorrow are written on the faces of these women and little elrl ns they turn for a lingering look nt their home in Kerkrade, Holland. Heeding a warning by Gen/ Elsenhower to evacimle before Ihe Allies began their severe bombardment of this area, they took only wlinl necessities would fit In a biirlfiH bfis nnd an uinbrclla to niotccl them from the rain ns they rode nway in nn opeu horse cart "jj^y ' jjjjrj icUVi it50',i I?!" 16^1 Chicago' Wheat 0);Cii high low close pr Dec. .' Mi 7 *. 16SV; 164^ 165H 165

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