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VOL. XLI—NO. Sove Waste Popcrf If is vo/uobfe «o the War Mottl Th. Boy Sco««, will collect yo«, Scrap Pop.r emy BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOHTMABT ARlr*NB*n *«r. o,>r™,_.™ . * •»-« I f K^ Blylhevlllo Dally Newt BlyUwllte Herald BIytlievllle Courier Mississippi Volley Leader THE DOMINANT M5W8PAPKB OF NOHTHMBT ARKANSAS AND BO0THEA8T MISSOURI ~~~*~-" "" ~~ -" i HIATimVlLLl!^ ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JUNN^G, 104-1 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS AMERICANS AT CHERBOURG WATERFRONT Vitebsk Falls To Red Forces, Broadcast Says White Russian Base Entirely Surrounded By Russian Troops LONDON. June 26 (Ul 1 )— Russian storm troops have tattled l.ito the streets of encircled Vitebsk, and have hoisted (lie Red tanner over one of the biggest buildings In the White Russian stronghold. A British broadcast says that, the big base has been captured, but so far this report Is unconfirmed. In any case, Vitebsk can not last ranch longer. for the city Is surrounded and Soviet troops arc wiping out the su- vivor s of the trapped Nazi defenders. : Some German forces who escaped from Vitebsk are reported flec- Ing towards Orsha, 41 miles to the south. They run into a new threat there, however, for the 3rd White Russian Army lias outflanked pr.s sha. Farther south on the front, the 2nd White Russian Army has broken through the German lines nud is moving in on Mogilev. And 15 miles south of Vitebsk the 1st While Russian Army under General Konstatin Rokossovsky, hero of Stalingrad, has seized mor c than 100 towns and villages and is continuing the encirclement threat against Bobruisk important air base and transportation center. On the Finnish front, Soviet forces have run up gains of more than nine miles. And a German news agency reports that the Finnish Parliament will hold a secret meeting tonight, and that President Rlsto Tytl will broadcast a meis- age to the Finnish people. Crash Is Fatal Four Others Injured In Highway Collision Late Saturday Night « •-- Griffith Lindscy, 21-year-old . joiner farmer, was killed in an automobile collision late Saturday night in which four other Joiner people were injured. The condition of the crash victims was reported as satisfactory this morning. The I.indscy car was involved iji a collision with a Gordon's Transport, Inc.. truck a mile west of Terrell on Highway 01. The injured, Mrs. Orullce Lind- Eey, 20, wife 'of the man who was killed; Glenforct Lindscy, her 2-yenr old son; Mrs. Addic Harries. 45, cousin of Mr. Lindsey by marriage, and Woodrow Rouse, 24, alr.-> related by marriage, all were taken to Memphis St. Joseph's Hospital. Mr. Llndsey, who was born in Mississippi, also leave, 1 ; four brothers, Bruce and Doyle Lindscy, bolh overseas with the Army, and Cecil Lindscy of Rtpley, Miss., and Clifton Llndsey of Memphis; four sister, Mrs. Ethel Harrington of Banks. Miss.; Mrs. Maudic Short of Ripley, Miss.; Mrs. Zula Wilson ,^pt Roger Springs. Tcnn., and Mrs. "Willie Rogers of Stcele, Mo., and his mother, Mrs. Nancy Lindscy of liipley, Miss. Services will be held at Bethel Mound Church in Alcorn County, Mtss. Highway Department Plans Traffic Survey LITTLE ROCK. June 26 <UP> — 'the Arkansas Highway Department will begin a survey of automobile nud truck traffic on roads outside of T.lllle Rock lorfay. Fred J. Herring, engineer in charge of the division of slalislics and analysis, says the survey will probably reruUre three weeks. Every automobile and truck leaving Little Rock on a particular road will be stopped and the driver questioned concerning origin and destination of his trip. The driver will also he asked what streets in Llltle Rock he will use. The department recently completed a door-to-door survey of driving habits in Little Rock. Another Bhom Reported Tlie current heat wave means discomfort for 'residents of this nrea but it is making the cotton glooms open, even inside the city jinits. The Courier News which lust week carried an item about the first bloom reported here has received another. This time an aged Negro, Andy Woods, 69, who forms a two-acre tract on Holly street near Elmwrod cemetery brought In his first bloom. As the fun continues fo "bear down" the blooming of cotton In this vicinity probably be general In the next few days. Medics Treat Wounded French Girl While mother watches, a French girl, wounded by Gorman shell fire sets medical care at an American field hospital in careiitnn, France. Other wounded, soldiers and civilians, await similinr treatment. (Signal Corps Radio-telcphoto from NBA.) Chicago Wheat open high low close pr.cl. July . 155% 157',& 155% 155% 155% Sept. . 155% 157 15554 156!i IBS Mi. Dewey Landslide Is Indicated As Republican Leaders Gather CHICAGO, Juno 26, (U.P.)—The Republicans have opened their first war-lime national convention .since tlie days of Abraham Lincoln, confident that this is the big opportunity for victory at the November elections. There was no uncertainty as to the outcome of Die convention itself. •: Eveo, before the meeting was called to order, it became certain that Governor Thomas E. Dewey, of New York, will be chosen the Republican presidential candidate this year !|y a landslide on the first ballo.l. : i£ 5» fact, opening of the convention was delayed. a solid •W|j W|ile t several'states held last-minute caucasses to de- termiiieliow their delegates would vole. Antl'lbo-move into the Dewey camp became a landslide. California announced that its* ' .., whole delegation with 50 votes was lining up with Dewey. Texas followed with 21 votes for Dewey, 11 for Governor Bricker of Ohio; Florida gave Dewey 10 and Bricker five. North Carolina was listed to give 23 votes to Dcwcy and two to Bricker. Many Olbcrs Vlcdged 'Iliese states followed many, others already pledged or committed to the New York sovcrnor. All told, Dewey lias a first-ballot count, of at least 679 votes and only 529 votes are necessary to nominate. In other words, he hns an edge of 150 over tire required mark two clays before the balloting starts. HP has practically all the big-vote states behind him. The slate of New York is solid with 93 votes. Pennsylvania with 70. Dewey's native state, Michigan, also has given him 41, together with New Jersey's 34, Massachusetts' 30, Illinois' 50, plus many other states with fewer totals. Brlcker's only large state is ills own, Ohio, which has a solid block of 50 pledged to him. He has 27 other votes from other states for a total of 77. The third candidate for the nomination, Lieut. Comdr. Harold sins- sen, has only 36 pledged to him. including 25 from his home state of Minnesota. Dricher Still Hopeful Despite the avalanche of Dewey support, the backers of Brtcker insist that the Ohio governor will mil withdraw; thai his name definitely will be placed in nomination on Wednesday. Earlier, Dcwcy managers arc reported to have tried to Bet Bricker to withdraw, and make the nomt- nadng speech for the New York governor. When thai failed, the Dcwcy managers selected Governor Dwight Grisivold, of Nebraska, to pine-. 1 Dcwcy's name: before the convention. Dewey stipixirlers say they wanted a western governor to make the speech. There's still one big nomination question to be settled by the convention, however. That is, who will be Dawey's running male. Governor Dewey. who is expected lo come to Chicago to accept the noiiihiallu.'i in pe.-son, will, as Is the usual cu.-;- lom, be consulted on who he wa.ils lo run for vice-president. Favors Keynoter It's understood lhat Dewey favors Governor Wnrren, of California, tho keynote speaker. But there's also « passibllity that Republican leaders may put the pressure on Govcrnit Bricker to accept .second place. When the convention opened, tins weather was hot and sticky. But it failed to wilt the enthusiasm of Ihn crowds who jammed the Chicago Stadium. They sang, and cheered, and w&vcd banners while the organ 1'laytd "In the Good Old Summer lime." Although the convention was an hcwr late In getting underway, tho nian.isers steered the first ordar 01" business through in rapid style. Just one hour and four minutes after Harrison Spanglcr, Republican national commlttceman, called the first session lo order, it ndjourne.1 tonight when Governor Enrle Warren, the temporary chairman, will make the keynote address. Governor Green, of Illinois, welcomed the Rcpirollcnn convention to Chicago, with a prediction that the GOP will win in November. Green declared "The Republican parly emerges again ns the only major political force in the Unilfd States which stands forthrlghtly s\nd four-square for the republic and its constitution." And he went on "The most serious threat to our liberties is the assumption by a small group that it possesses a monopoly on wisdom, good will, and social Justice." 'Before Governor Green spoke, the Rov. John Holland, of the Little Brown Church of the Air, opened the convention with a prayer cinpha.si7.inj: thai the convention symbolized American democracy at work In the midst of a world at war. To Formulate Policies Tomorrow, the convention net, 1 , clown to the work of adopting a platform on which its presidential candidate will campaign for election. There may be considerable discussion concerning the foreign policy plunk. The committee has brought oul a three-point proposed plank on foieign Irade. Its three points call for congressional ratification of all icclproeal trade agreements; adequate protective tariffs, and the establishment and maintenance of a privately-owned air transport system with adequate air bases abroad for American national defense. Incidentally, it's revealed that there was a hot committee fight during the drafting of Ihc foreign trad; plank, and at one lime, sonic of the nicmtKrs threatened lo throw the whole subject onto the convention floor. One member says the fight flared when some other members proposed a virtual free tariff |H>Ilcy. And now a brief slancc around Chicago—outside of the convention walls. Prices on many things have soared so high it's n virtual scalper's paradise. The demand for convention tickets is so great that .1 block ,:o;--:!ng all sessions will bring between '25 and 50 dollars. Bond Campaign Is Nearer Goal North Mississippi County Sales Reach Total of $810,437 North Mississippi County's Plflh War Loan drive moved Into ils final phase this week wllh the goal of one mjllio.'i dollars in sighl, although workers still were faced with possibly their hardest task', that of raising the $189,5fi:< needed to bring the drive to a successful conclusion. ' .. . .'..,. ' ..'. ,"•. ' Tlie total of bonds Issued rrv'ltils district, to Saturday night was $810,437, it was announced today by Loy B. Eich, chairman of the drive,,who sal,| reports were yet to he received from Manila, Leachville and a few outlying communities. Workers in nlythevllle also con- linucd their efforts today, and Indications were that the entire cily will have been canvassed by the end ol (he week. Mr. Eich called on local committee chairmen to do their best in the next few days in order that work her can be completed. "BIytlievllle people have mad e a magnificent response lo Ihis patriotic appeal to back tlie nation's fighting men all over the world, but there still arc some residents of the cily who have failed thus far to buy (lint cjctra bond which will let the boys iii the foxholes, in the nlr and on the sea know that folks at home have not forgotten their obligation. We expect to see all of these people and remind them of llil.s opportunity to put themselves solidly behind Ihe men with the guns," Mr. Eieh said. He explained Ihe urgency of completing work In Ihe clly as soon as possible and appealed to committee chairmen to make final reports Uils week. The campaign officially comes lo n close on July 8, but leaders here expressed belief thai the local goal could be obUlncd at least a week earlier. Allies Advance On Wide Front North of Rome Tanks and Infantry Move 12 Miles From Captured Follonica ALLIED II KA t)Q U A R'l "BUS. Rome, June iili (UP)~Actlon In Italy Is picking up with Allied troops advancing ulcuiK several seniors ot Hie 180-mile front. American forces on the Tyrrhen- ian coastal flunk hiive made sluiro eftlns townrd the Important pity 0 ( Llvorno. Timlc iind Infantry forces swept more thini 12 mile's north of captured Follonlrii, while forces of coinbut engineers raced around the shore of Follonica buy to Inko the by-passed port of I'lomblno. Only I wo'shots met Hie engineers n-s they entered the port town, and lioth were fired by nervous Italian partisans whn mistook the OIs for Omuans. Plomvmm dock Installn- llnns have been hndly smashed by Allied bombers, hut the city proper show.s lew marks of war. Hard fighting continues along Uu- £5 tulle front from Pci-uiMn to the west shores of iJike Traslmcno and then down into (he city of Chlusi. However, the Germans arc bclni; puslicd back rcleuttcssly by lirltisli, South African and Indian Forces. While the Allied ground forces advance, Italy-based heavy and medium bombers have raided Ocr- nuiii positions In the liulknns and Southern Prance. Both heavy and medium plnncs bombed niiclnpesl lust night, and the German DNIi agency says the Allied bombers were over Vienna and the Danube areas again this morning. Early tills morning heavy bombers from Italy struck into Southern France, attacking lailyards, bridges and communications. Mrs. Ollie V. Allen Dies At Manila Today MANILA, June 2G.—Mrs. Ollle V. Allen, 20, died at 5 o'clock this morning al Ihc home of her par- enU. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Johnson. In Manila after a short illness. She was the wife of Pvl. Bertrom Allen, who is stationed in the Aleulian Islands. Born at Scolls Hill, Tcnn., Mrs. Allen came to this section when a child. She was reared in Manila where she attended the local schools. She also leaves two brothers, Corp. Fred Johnson of Camp Hood, Texas, and \V. J. Johnson Jr., of Manila. Funeral arrangements, In charge of Cobb Funeral Home, were incomplete today ponding Ihe arrival of Corporal Johnson. Weather ARKANSAS-Parlly cloudy this until 8; 15 o'clock Central War Time afternoon, tonlghl and Tuesday, Maj. Carl Bailey To Address Class Here Tomorrow Major Carl E, Bailey, commanding officer of Ihe Air Transport Command Group, will be the principal speaker when the ATC students, who have completed n four weeks training period at the BIy- tlievllle Army Air Field, receive their wings and Appointments as flight officers In graduation exercises twiorrow morning at 0 o'clock. Major Bailey, who has been s 1 1- lioncd al the local field rincc slinvt- ly alter It was activated, is the .fjn ot lormcr governor Carl E. Bailey of Little Rock. Col. Kurt M. Landon, comin.iud- ing officer of the BAAF, will present wings to. Ihe graduates. The second graduation ceremony to be held tomorrow when members of class 44-F receive their wings and commissions as second lieutenants In the Army Air corps will feature an address by Congressman Fred A. Hartley Jr., of New Jersey, whose son also graduates with this class. The event will be nt 2 o'clock in the post recreation hall. Livestock ST. LOUIS, June 26 (UP)-Hogs 21,600; salable 18,000; top 13.70; 1BO-270 Ibo. 13.70; 140-160 Ibs. U- .00-12.50; sows 11.10-11.15. Cattle 6,650; salable 6,300; calves 2,500 all salable; mixed yearlings and heifers 12.50-14; cows 9-10.50; canners and cutlers 6-8.75; slaughter heifers 0.60-16.25'; stocker and feeder steers _8.15-14, Honored First l.lcut, jMiiurlfC K, llrlclxtl • • • Lieut: Reichel Is Honored For Tarawa Action Lieutenant Wall, Combat Veteran, Here For Visit After taking narl In three Invasions, Lieut. John R. Wull has Joined Mrs. Wnll, the former Mtss Kathleen Ashley, here for Ihc first time In more than two years Ihcy hnvc been together. Lieutenant Wall, of Little ftock, was In the Signal Corps attached lo the main Atr Forces In Italy and also was stationed In England during his two years of foreign service. fie participated In Invasions of Africa. Sicily and Italy. Surprising Mrs. Wall nl (lie home of her mother. Mrs. J.,T. Asblrv yesterday morning, Lieutenant Wall will be here until tomorrow when he, his wife mid Mrj. Ashley will go lo New Orleans for a visit with his mother, Mrs. Boh Wynn. After three weeks leave. Lieutenant Wall will go lo Miami, Kla., for a rest period before being reassigned. Mrs. Wall plans lo rcmnhi with him after having bccti with her mother here since he left the United Slates. Neill Reed Will Serve Gubernatorial Candidate David D. Terry, candidate for governor, has appointed as cochairmen of his campaign Neil Reed, former Blythcville attorney who moved to Hcbcr Springs In January, and W. II. Sattcrflcld, Little nock broker. Mr. Reed will assume his duties In the campaign headtpiarters tomorrow, A former mayor of Hly- thevillc, Mr. Reed served as commander of the Arkansas Department of the American Legion for the Uirni 1041-42. He Is the brother of Howard need, former candidate for governor. First Ucnl. Mfturlcc V. Itclchcl, «'iio last. hlJt, life last November lending his MnrtiiG unit In Iho bul- llo of Tiirnwa, tins been awarded posthumously several honors for his scrvlc,. In action against the enemy. Sou of Mr. and Mm. F. G. Reichel of Dlylhovltlc, thd Marino officer hits been awarded tho Order of thj. I'lirpln Heart, the I'rcsldetil- Inl Unit cilatlon awarded thu Sco- ond Mnrinc Division, Reinforced of which he was a member, for notion on Tnnuva, Hie I'residentral Unll Citation ribbon bar wllh b enameled star, nud the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal for his services In thu Aslatlc-Paclfio Area, The awards have been received from U. S. Marino Corps Henrt- (imnlcrs In Washington b v Mrs, Ilelchcl nt her home In C'uUrnim Ala. This was the, second Presidential clUtlon received by Iho 8ccoiul::Marlm\' Division,'the. (lrr,i being for ae.tlon against tho enemy In (he Solomon Islands. The citation rcndo an follown: "For outstanding performance IIL combat during the flcljturo and occupation of the Japanese-held Atol of Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, November 20 to 21, 101.1. Forced bj treacherous coral reefs to disembark from Ihclr luridlng craft hundreds of yards off the beach, Ihe Scco:«: Marine Division (Reinforced) bc- cnmc a highly vulnerable Inrgcl foi devastating Jnpnne.se fire. Dnunt- Icssly advancing In spite of rapidly mounting lasses, the Mnrinc. fought a gallant battle against crushing odds, clearing the limited beachheads of snipers nn ( i machine guns, reducing powerfully forliricc enemy positions and completely nnnllilltilliig the fannllcally determined and Strongly entrenched Jppi\nes c forces, ny the successful occuiiathn of Tarawa, the Second Marine Division (Reinforced) hns provided our forces with highly strategic and important air and land bases from which lo continue future operations agnlnst the enemy; by the vnltaut fighting spirit of Ihcsc. men, Ihclr heroic forll- Imtc under punishing fire and their relentless pcrscrvance in waging this eple battle In the Central Pacific, they have upheld the finest traditions of the United States Naval Service." Bailie Hearing End; 20,000 Nazis Taken In Peninsula Drive LONDON, June 2(5. (U.I'.)—The buttle oC Cherbourg is it Ihc mop-up H(HKC. ' • American troops linvo • (joined Die entire eastern pnit of ho cily nnd knifed straiRlil through ils heart lo the water-' front. Ucadciimrlcivi snyn one-third of tlie city is solidly in'- American hands. , The situation, as .summed up nl headquarters, is this .,hcrboiirg is not fully and officially occupied. But all nt- nckinjr Uiu'tcd Slates divisions liuvc advanced their forward clenicnls dce|) inside the city. «• Unllcd Press War Correspondent Henry aorrcjl, In n dlspalch riled from Olicibourg nl 2 ji. ui, French time, snys ttio battle Is virtually over, tliut American shock troops arc ferreting oul the last; Nazi die hards, and that they have taken over command of all the city except purl of Hie northwestern area. Forls Destroyer! * Nn/l rear miards last' night blew up most of'the forts on bolh skies nf Cherbourg harbor. They also ilcstroycd nmhmnltlon dumps nnd an ntrcnift works, nil of-which Americans Hold Gains On Saipan Jap Counter-Attack On Mount Tapotchau Broken By Yanks Hy UiiU'ctl I'rcsi; / Aincrlcnn forces on Siilimn Island have broken a Jiipnncse counterattack on Ml. Tnpotchnn. 'Ihc: Americans held firmly to positions captured on the mountain, one of Ihc most Important positions (in, Bnlpnn, tt Is n focal point for new drives nuainst the enemy on the Wand, nboul half of which now is held by the Amerlcnns. In Northern Burma, Clilnc.se troops have captured the southern half of MognmiK. Tills town Is;one of Ihc Japs' farmer strongholds on Ihu railway to Mnndnlny. In-the Central china area, tho Japanese arc pushing the badly outnumbered Otilnrae forces brick along the, Cnnlon-Hankow railway. Chungking 'reports thHlMhc memy hns atliicke^i.tho A|ltKUnlrtl61d i 'on the outskirts or'He'ng'ynn(f,-nn important Juncllou on the Ihvc,' American occupation of the Ku- rllc Islands, .Inpnn's North Pacific, stronghold, wns predicted by »lr commanders who commended members of Ihe '"Empire Express" squadron. The sciundrou pioneered ncrlal nssaiilts iiKnlnM enemy posl- llons In tho Knrllcs for' nine months, 't'he members were told the reconnaissance work they had don c would be nf Inestimable value to the Invasion of the Kurllcs, nre burning furiously nnd CMlIng a pall of smoke over the subsiding buttle. liven as American invasion troops fought their wny through the nil-ecu of Cherbourg, British troops launched a drive in the area of Gacn nnd Bayaux. For Hie moment, however, Iho spotlight Is centered HI Cherbourg. The Germans earlier today wrote the port off us lost. The DNB Mews Agency said Die Insl official.'radio' message, .received' from' the : Cherbourg garrison cnm6 lasl night.' That Clerman (jiirrlson apparently Ignored im Allte'dultlmntiim demanding lli^r surrender, delivered' yesterday nltcrn/lon. Tli'o ultl- '^thft (^crmau con Courier Will Publish Manila Hero's Story Sergt. Everett Oglesby. disabled war hero from Manila who recently was discharged from the Canadian Army after being repatriated from a Na/i prison cami), has written a book of his experiences which now Is being offered to the public. "Home, From Dieppe" Is the title of the volume In which the Mississippi County veteran vividly lells of his experiences while serving wllh Ihc famous Scottish Essex Regiment, of death and heroism on the bloody beaches of Dieppe and of the misery In German prison camps. Menno Ducrksen. Memphis newspaperman, collaborated with Sergeant Oglesby in preparing the volume for publication. Readers of the Courier News will have an opportunity to read the complete slory in serial form, Ihc first Installment of which appears In today's Issue of Ihls newspaper on page 3. State Funds Will Boost Fifth War Loan Campaign LITTLE ROOK, June 2C (OI'J— 'Ihc Stale Government of Arkansas Is going to purchase $2,077,000 worth of bonds during the Pltlh War Loan Drive. .The debt commission was to mcel tills nflmiooij lo trnmfer $380.001) from Ihe permnnenl school fund to the revolving fund so Dial the De- pnrlinenl of Education can make a bond purchase. And $600,000 from the teachers retirement fund; $77,000 trom Ihc rcfundlm; hoard, and $900,000 from the slate Investment Woman Injured Saturday Night Negro Driver Faces Charge Of Leaving Scene Of Accident Mrs. .Jessie Smith, 17, the victim of n hit-and-run driver Saltirday night, was removed to her home on Lumcrntc slrccl yesterday afternoon after undergoing treatment nt Walls Hospital and the Blylhcvllle Army Air Field hospital for laccralton and bruises received when slruck by a Negro driver. John II. Pearson, Negro accused of being driver of Ihc car, was pursued and overtaken by two soldleis who witnessed the accident, lie wns free loday on $250 bond. The dale for his Irial on charges of leaving the scene of an accident had not been set this morning, pending the outcome of Mrs. Smith's condition. The accident occurred on Lnmci- ate street. Tlie driver hit the girl, and did not stop, according to the two soldiers, who got Into their cur to pursue Ihe driver. They overtook him on Highway 61 and turned him over to iwllce officers. Mrs, Smith was taken to Walls Hospital following the ncoldent, and yesterday afternoon was removed to the BAAP hospital for treatment. Her husband is in the service. New York Cotton Mar. . 2063 2088 2062 2085 2065 Mny . 2046 2070 S045 2064 204« .July . 2170 2194 2169 2190 2112 Oct. . 2102 2124 2101 2122 2105 I Dec. , 2081 2105 2081 2100 2085 U S Steel boar ( | will bonds. be used to purchase Governor Adklns says the purchase will be credited to nil conn- lies so that they will bn aided'In meeting Ihclr Individual bond drive quotas. Ride On Pony Results In Injury To Youth Here -' ' i''!"i A Sunday pony ride ended In an nccldcnl for Gnrlnnd Glllcnwalor Jr.. 12-ycnr-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Glllcnwalcr Sr., who was thrown from his ixmy late yesterday while riding near his suburban home on Ihe Barficld road. Unconscious for several hours, from n blow on the head received when he struck the pavement, X-ray pictures revealed there was no fracture and his condition Is considered very good today, He Is at Hly- thnvlllc Hospital. Mrs. Fred Kiikindall, a neighbor who witnessed the accident, said the pony buckcrl after apparently becoming frightened, to throw Ihe lad, N. O. Cotton Mar. . 2065 2089 May . 2042 2072 July . 2105 2215 Oct. . 2109 2127 Dec. . 2085 2107 2068 2047 2065 2042 2195 2108 2085 2104 2087 2083 2069 2213 2194 212S 2110 New York Stocks AT&T 160 3-8 Amcr Tobacco 11 Beth Steel 62 Chrysler 96 3-4 Coca Cola 127 1-2 Gen Electric 38 1-2 Ocn Motors 64 3-4 Montgomery Ward 48 1-4 N Y Central 18 3-8 Int Harvester 78 3- North Am Aviation 8 5-8 Republic Slcel 19 Studebaker . . v . 19 Standard of N J 57 Texas Corp 47 5-8 ' 57 1-4 Iriimdcf by' an 'A'rtihriciiii' fllglif officer, pointed .out that'Oheflwurg was ..completely! cut off.'And that, evcii If the Germans continued'lo resist, ll would be only n matter o( time'before the city fell. Miuiy Surrendering But not all the .defending Cior- premc Hcndminrlers announces that mole than 20,000 prisoners have been taker)'in the Cherbourg Peninsula, in the 24-honr period ending nt 6 j>. in., French time, today, 114,000 were taken, mostly in and nronml Oherbourg. Oorrc)! says'that the Americans Inside Cherbourg, flghllng through H heavy rain, are under arllllcry fire from Cicnnnn guns on n cnpe lo the northwest. United Press War Corresponds!!!, nichnrd McMillan has coiitimicd Into Cherbourg after being wounded In, Ihe back by a shell frrig- meiil. He has filed a colorful cye- wllncss account . of the entry ol American troops Into Cherbourg. Tlie Germans, were putting up. fnnallcal resistance nl by-passed slrongpolnts, but the Americans passed block after block of homes nnd factories that bore no marks n! wnr. However, they could hear the sound of German demolitions off to'the ensl. 'llie streets were filled withllred- looking unshaven American : soldiers. Some had roses, given Ihem by the French, lucked Into Iheir rifle barrels. Soon, the tricolor be-. Ban lo appear in buildings In the Bccllon of. town held by the Americans. Bui the French also nre doing a lot t6 liberate Ihcmsclves. • A fresh wave of sabotage and violence Is said to be sweeping occupied France. And undergroun;r sources say 150 patriots havo b:en executed by Ihc Nazis In rcprls.il. Hundreds of hostages nre snld to have been seized. Madrid reports say 15 innocent hostages \v?re hanged by the Nazis In front ot city hnll in the town of Pan,' in southwestern France in reprisal for blowing up a rail bridge. Allied warships sltll are giviu,; invasion forces close support. British naval mills yesterday silcnce-.l six German gun batteries ir, a three-hour shelling of Cherbourg and the coasl on cither side, And the Paris radio says n fleet of 350 Allied landing craft carrying a quarter of a million men hns been cruising in tho Seine Bay. for 43 hours. .;: Allied warplancs also arc Hiving the invaders close support. Hundreds of Allied warplancs tod.iy swept across the 1 channel to renew Ihelr assaults on the battle- lines and enemy communications In France. The targets have not yet been Identified. Last night the RAF pounded the Ruhr Valley and selected objcclives In France. Nazi pllotless planes also continued to ,bombard soulhem England today. ^The renewed otfen- slv^, breaking a H hour lull, caused casualties and damage. Chicago Rye open high low close pr.cl. July . 108!4 HOW 10S« 109',4 109!4 Sept. , 109*1 111H IMS UOH 110

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