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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 27, 1944
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Sove Waste Paper! It is va/uafc/a fo (he War Sthftl Th* Boy Scouts */// co//cct youi Scrop Paper emy Saturday. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB DOMINANT NIW8PAP1R OF NORTHM6T ARKANSAS AND anrvrn.*.^™. ^ ^ «*-* " KJ VOL. XLI—NO. 85 BlyUievllle DaUy New* BlythevUle. Courier , BlythevlUe Herald Mississippi Valley Leader Tornado Causes Huge Damage In Pennsylvania •BttiU* r 4'>/' %'iW '^/.•vita^BM * « .. ..... ' BLYTUBVILIJS. ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JUNI3 27, Late Bulletins LONDON, June It (lUM — J'mnlrr Stalin iimiounrfi, (|ml the liril Army lias cnpiurril Or- (ilia, bastion of (ho Cirnnnii defenses In While Russia, U)NI)0, June 27 (U.I'.)-A German news aconoy say* Nail Furclsn Minister Von Hlbbrii- Irop iileiljpil tlic rinnlsh B ov- trmnriil Herman military aid lo help stave off Ihc nnv Uusilan nffcnclvc uiul keen Jliiland In the war. rr path of " "' Dlavosburt '' Pa " « fto « ^'ister struck urn euy. The tornndo which nrved n e.struct'0,, through western Pennsylvania .,,„ , lorthcni Wert Virginia left nt least 140 dead hun d^homelessjvnd property damage totaling several million dollars. (NBA Tclcphoto). ' "• Foreign Policy Plank Opposed By Willkie Approved By GOP CHICAGO, Juno 27 (U.E.)-Tljc full Resolutions Committee of the Kcpuljliciiii National Convention has anwoved a foreign policy plank. It is the plank which last night drew sharp criticism from Wendell Willkie, one-time Republican standard bearer. And it is the same plank which lias been the main Btumljlinjr block in the path to complete convention harmony. The platform is subject to a vote of the full convention either this afternoon or late tonight. Quick approval is expected. Briefly it would put the party on record in favor ?f postwar participation in cooperative organization among sovereign nations. But it would ban participation in a world •i state. • . . . Willkie, from his New York' of- * -^ / fice, accused the: plank writers of '•• using phony phrases. And rie warn- p J 7 . ™ y despise. .: : cd. that a Republican president elected under the "platform could with .hitegrity , mmpVince^Hint the world organization Irt which 'lhe'",rTn- ttons agreed to use their power-' to suppress aggression., . A group of Republican governors last night apparently felt so strongly about the plank that they presented themselves in a body 10 Ihe ^resolutions subcommittee charged F%ith whipping a platform into shape. They emerged two hours later to admit they had not been allowed to see a copy ot the foreign policy plank. In its present Icjrm, the platform includes a new paragraph, added by the full committee, promising thai, the party will devote itself to "re-establishing liberty at home." Here are some ol the' other chief points: U pledges the party to prosecution of war to total victory. It stipulates that any post-war treaties shall rcciuire a two-thirds vote of the United States Senate for ratification. Would Speed Kmploymeut The domestic policy section of ihe proposed platform pledged to put Into effect a peace-time program which would return men to work as promptly as possible, with ."-pe- cial attention' to those who have served in the armed forces. The platform said: "We shall take thc government iJk'out of competition with private in- '^dustry and terminate rationing, price fixing, and all other emergency powers." The Republican platform charged "Four more years of the New Deni policy would centralize all power in Ihe president nnd this country could remain a republic only in name.' 1 Tile domestic section also pledged: '. Extension of old age insurance nnd unemployment insurance systems to all employees not already covered. 2. Tlic return of the public employment office syslem to the states. 3 A careful study of federal- state programs for maternal and child health, dependent children, mid assistance to the blind, with a view to strengthening these programs. 4. Thc continuation of these and other programs relating to health, and the stimulation by federal aid of state plans to make medical and hospital service available to those in need. 5. The stimulation of state and local plans to provide decen; low- cost housing. Martin Sounds War Cry Back In the sweltering Chicago Stadium, the permanent chairmrm ol the convention, Rep. Joseph Mnr- ,'lJKii of Massachusetts has sounded ;i >--nll for anti-fourth term Democrats and Republicans to join in a war against the New Deal. Martin spoke shortly after Iw was named penn..r.: it, convention .ilviT- man. Martin declared that the coming election will be a war between two eternally hostile ideologies, between the New Deal and regimented society, on one hand, as he put It, mid the Republican party nnrt free society, on the oilier. Martin said Ihe election will be a battle to emancipate the Democrats, who he said have been captured by a minority whose phlsopo- Said Martin: • "You may that ., . .^ anything you wish:-;>ln Europe they call it Fascism. Here we' call it the ' ^. . .^ , ,..,_ -The speaker went on: "Tliep: is a deliberate intention on the part of some to remake America in .1 way which would destroy opportunity aiid initiative. They would put nn end to private industry. They would regiment all men and .-iil women, and put all our people in shackles of tomlage to an autocratic, power-lustful bureaucracy." The heat at the convention stadium was terrific. Kansun Fatally Stricken Before Martin started talking, a member of the Kansas delegation in the stadium was overcome by heal. He was taken to the emergency hos- otoi and died of a heart attack. Previously the hospital had treated four other persons suffering from Ihe heat. The heat, which sent the price ol Chicago's soda pop souring, sent the pric; of convention scats t<> a new low. Speculators who yesterday were asking as much as .J50 for a block of single tickets to the full convention .today were getting less than $25 today witli Hie market going down. i One ticket agency operator put it tills way: "With the nomination in the- bag for Dewey and no excitement guaranteed, thc public Just Isn't inle.'ested In thc convention." But Ihe convention will get a ncv visitor *y).\. Mis George M. Dew.-y mother of tl'c New York ^pvornc-r. has left Ov. sso Mich., for Chicago. to be on I'sncl when her son Is nominated for president tomirrry. Wounded To Get Priority Over Other Travelers Wounded or sick service men and their attendants will be given a priority over all other passenger traffic, the Interstate Commerce commission has announced. The new ruling will be effective today. The order further instructs the railroads and sleeping car companies that to properly accommodate such travel, Ihey must divert equipment or transportation facilities, cancel or discontinue regular passenger train service, refuse permission to passengers oilier than invalid service men board passenger trains, and If necessary, to cancel existing reservations of civilian travel, or non-military travel, in order to properly care for these service men. While in most cases, these Invalid service men will have reservations made in advance, in case of an emergency space already assigned to another person may be cancelled before the start of the trip at some Intermediate point. In case of crowded trains, passengers oilier than invalid service men may be denied use of the train for that Particular trip, the order decreed. New York Cotton Mar. May •July Oct. Dec. open 2092 2074 2194 2125 2107 hlirri 2112 2033 2213 2144 2127 low close 2104 2085 2089 2064 2210 2180 2125 2138 2122 2107 2121 2100 2091 2071 2104 John M, Fowler Dies Here Today Retired Druggist, 74, Stricken 10 Days Ago; Services Tomorrow John Milton Fowler, oivner of Fowler Drug Store for 18 years, died early today at Blythcvlllc Hospital. He would have been 15 Aug. 11. Stricken ill of a heart ailment more than a year ngo, he recovered from a severe illness last Summer and wii s able to be up until stricken again 10 days when he ivjis admitted to the hospital. Resident of BlythevUle 'since 1925, he came here from Seuatobia, Miss., where he owned mid operated a tinig- business for 17 years and also was connected with n bank. Born fat Courtland,;^ Miis., he spent most of his, life, liierrj ivflero he was"in the drug business, before he went to Senntobia. ' When he came to Blylhcvlllc he purchased Mntlils Drug Store which he opernted until ill health forced him to sell his business a year ago after having been a pharmacist 52 years. He lived at 101 West Ua- . Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning, 10 o'clock, at Cobb Funeral Home, by the Rev. E C. Brown, pastor of First Baptist Church and the Rev. Bales Sturdy, pastor of Lake Street Methodist Church, with burial to be tomorrow afternoon, 3 o'clock, at Deth- esda Cemetery, Senatobla. Pallbearer; be Dr. H. A. Taylor, Sam C, Owens, James H Bell, Tim Estes, P. c. fiotbrock' and I. E. Parkhurst. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. I. U. Johnson, Dr. E. C. Wilson, Edgar Bonim, Harry Kirby, Elton w. Kirby. Murray Smart, Lloyd Pcrinentcr, Roy Woods and Harvey Stewart, He i s survived by his wife, Mrs. Ora Ham Fowler, and a foster son, Ro v A. Dcnii of Gainesville, Fla. Accomanying th c body to Sena- tobm will be Mrs. Fowler, Mr. and Mrs. Dean, who came nine .days ago; Miss Georgia Ham of Mem- Phis, niece of Mrs. Fowler; and Lloyri Permcntcr, who will be met at Senatobla by. relatives of Mr. ana Mrs. Fowler who live In Memphis and points of Mlssissip- Reported A Prisoner CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., Juno 27 —llclatlves here have been advised that Slaft Sergl. Woodrow W. Johnson, 29, who was formerly reported missing in action, is a prisoner of war in Germany. Sergeant Johnson was a tail gunner on a Flying Fortress based in England, and had been missing since a mission over Germany on April 29th. He had previously been awarded ;he Air Medal. Srcgcant Joimfod is (tic son c-f Mr. and Mrs. H. ? Johnson of this nry nnd tlic liusl-.iiid of Mrs. Kaztt Johnson, also of Camthersvillo. Chicago Wheat open high loiv close prcl July . 157% 158-X 157'.i 158',* 156 •!, Sept. . 157'4 159 <i 157« 158M J56:& New York Stocks AT&T Amer Tobacco '.] 71 1-2 ...... Anaconda Copper ...... 27 Beth SU;cl ................ 62 7-8 Chiyslcr ................. 96 3-8 Coca Cola ................ 127 1.3 Gen Electric ........ ...... 38 1-8 Gen Mctors .............. 65 Montgomery Ward ...... 48 N Y Central .............. ig 5-8 Int Harvester ............ 79 North Am Aviation ....... 8 1-2 Republic Steel .......... 191-4 ? ndlt > -.. .................. 11.3-8 Socony Vacuum 13 3-S Studebaker 19 Standard of N J 57 3.3 Texas Corp ,..,, 43 1-4 Packard U 3 Steel 57 7-8 . MIAMI, Flu., .tune 21 III.!'.) — 'I'lif KI Salvador detejale In (he Intrrniilloniil Moni-Ury Coufer- ciirs charcr-d (nday dial llic lliiltdl Stales l,,,s given lend- lease alii (a the fascist dlnlntor- slil|is hi I.atln America because (be American Slalc Dcparlmcnt is not fully Informed of existing conditions. Portress Town In Italy Falls To Allied Army AL1ED HEADQUARTERS, Rome •lime 21 (U.P.)-The British have won complete control of Chiust in centra) Itnly. The fortress town fell yesterday, nfter n week of bitter street fight-' ing during which the town changed hnmts three times. Eighth Army forces now hiivn extended their hold north of Clilnsl with the capture of two villages some three miles beyond. Official reports K ny the Germans ulong the central front nrc falling back In a righting retreat. On the Tyrrhenian coastal road, American tanks mid infantry Imve ndvdiiced to within 30 miles of Llvorno. Farther fiilnml, the Americans seized the hill town ot Montlerl lifter an 18-hour tnnk rind infantry battle. Bui 40 miles Inland, wlicre American and French forces are converging on Sienna, some oj the fiercest battles ot the Italian campaign nrc reported underway. Prime Minister Churchill ' told Commons today that British casualties in Italy from the landing last. September until the foil of Rome totaled 12,000 killed, wounded and missing. •, SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ; i- 70,000 Nazi Casualties Estimated In Normandy;^ Big BombersJHit Europe Targets Blasted ' Nazis Face New Last Big Strongholds On 'Fatherland Line' Attacked By Soviets MOSCOW, June 27. (UP)—Red army Iroips in White nre reported fighting 'their way-Into Mogilev nnd Orsha, the last two major bastions of the so-called German Fatherland defense land. Front dispatches say thc Russians have broken into thc suburbs of Ihe two cities <!0 miles apart. At Orsha, the Nazis are said to IK completely surrounded. And at Mogilev, the Nazis have been deprived of all bul two communication lines to the outside. Moscow observers say the two bases appear to Ix; on the polir, of capture, just one day nfter Ihe fall of the strongholds of zhlabln n:id Vi- tebsk. West of Vitebsk, the remnants ,-f five encircled German divisions arc under constant bombardment from Soviet dive-bombers and artillery. Meanwhile, two Russian armies arc smashing against the flanks of the Nazi line in a drive toward :he ancient citadel of Minsk, bc- Lwcen 80 and 85 miles away. Tlic Stilrd While Russian army is speeding toward Minsk from the northeast and is meeting little resistance. Thc First While Russian Army Is marching from thc southeast against Minsk, bul Is encountering heavier opposition. Allen Rites To Be Held At Manila On Thursday MANILA. June 27.—Funeral services for Mrs. Ollic V. Allen will 3e held at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Methodist Church, with thc Ilev. p. M. Sweet, pastor officiating. Mrs. Allen, 20 died yesterday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Johnson after a short illness. She was the wife of Pvt. Bertrom Allen who Is •stationed in the Aleutians. Cobb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In Four Nations Held By Germans Allied Heavyweights Use Bases In Russia, Italy and Britain Wy United 1' Urillsh mill Amerlcnii heavy aombciB-comlng | n from three directions. Imi'c hit Ntul Europe n imnshhig triple blow. •American heavyweights swung mil from Italy nnd Russia and British four-motored llnlllaxes struck from England. Targets were scattered through four nations nance, Hungary, Yugoslavia and Poland. Tlic American heavy bombers, taking oil from Russian hiise.i, hit «' Clenrmn-opcirntccl synthetic oil plant In Poland, 75 mll ra west of the Riisslan-Gcnnai) front. In Hi" Monday blow, Ihe heavy bombers Were escorted, not only by Amerll can MustaiiK.i. hut by Russian Yak lighter planes us well. Tlie Kastern Command of the U. s. stratcgl- Air M-ircc says the raid took place *" -ellenl wciilhci- mill crews reported good results. The assault : oil southeastern Europe froiri'Ilnly was curried out by. two great aerlnl task forces numbering possibly 1000 AtncrHiii heavies and Ilghlers. Tlmy bullied through enemy flgiilcr opposiilon to blast and burn mllltmy lustnlla- llons In Ihc Budapest arei ol Hiingnry. and railway ynrds at Brod In rorlliern Yugoslavin, Gciiiinn broadcasts tell of vln'.nnt air battler, across central They say Ilun B aiJ;u> and Nazi lighters rose to chn.ffc'itgorlhc lald- crii.t And . one Berlin .•• version says 80 of the (mir-cnglncd Amm-lam iKjmbcrs flew on to shuttle in Hussin. At the same lime, a force of HAP Ilnllfnxes, which used lo stick strictly to> intnblne, rose , from Brilisli Iwscs to drop four- ton block-busters over nn nn- iinined mllUnry target In northern France. The 'heavyweights, covered by Allied fighters, returned without loss. .Presumably, the Halifax bomber.; .struck nl the robot bomb buses In the Pas De Calais section. More of those pllotlcss explosive-filled plnnes crossed the. channel to hit southern Englnnd todny. Some casualties and dnmnge were reported. TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS— New Allied Landings Likely; More Seaports Needed I!) MMKK HAItl'KIt United Pri-ss SlafY Writer Cllcrbo '"' K hllH fllllcu can Tho invasion iH-ulimiiuu-iu.s ni'c over und Guru-nil Kiscn- lower twi jjel on with his campaign lo wrest I'Yimcc from Ihc Naxis. Accurate ,sjicciil,itioii us tn tho next Allied move is, of course, impossible. Hut u number of possibilities lire open to the mwulci'H, H Is entirely possible llml Elscn-* howcr's master plnn may be flexible riilhei- than rlfild, bused on the reaction of the Germans, 'the enemy wns expected lo hurl a large- scale counter-attack at the Allied uiMichhciul within n matlev of duyi. after the lunding. And, very possibly, Elsenhower planned lo strike elsewhere at Iho I'lm of Europt! once Us defense •< were thinned out to combat the Noriniindy laud- Ing. Thus, lie might hnvc oul- f 1 n n k c'rl and eventually p'oek*- clod Ocrninn defense forces ouce they hnd licwi committed wnolc- sulc to Norimui- dy. Jamc.s Harper But the Na/.is held bff. They kept their strategic, reserves • at homo First in France Jonesboro Candidate Is Campaigning Here Another of the series of political candidates who are visiting Blythe- vllle and North Mississippi County in the interest of their respective cumpalgns is Ivte C. Spencer of Jonesboro candidate for prosecuting ittoriiey from the second Judicial district. Mr. Spencer said that he plan- led lo spend several days In Bfr- theville. Chicago Rye Inly Sept. open high low close 110 110% 108-% 110 109 >,4 .110% 111S 1IO!4 11114 HOJi Almost 30 per cent of all pedis- rlan fatalities are suffered by .hose past 65 v ears of age who represent only 7 per cent ot the population. Smiling (or tho cameraman as she unpacks medical supplies at a Normandy beachhead hospital is 2nd Lt. Margaret Slanull, o! Hayli, Mo., first American nursa lo land In France with Allied Invasion forces. -W •'«• preferring to let the Allies show their hand. Thus, Elsenhower may delay further Irindings until he can exploit to the full Gorman reluctance to ..shutllo reserves lo thai corner ,0! Franco',. For there.-.Still Is a lol of work that call be done Unit area. British nrlvn Inland British and Canadian Forces oil the northeastern Allied flank am boring Inland In the sector west. of tjnen. On Ihc surface they would seem | fl be lieiidcd slrnlshl, for Iloiicn and Paris. Tills, however, b improbable considering the ferocity with which the Germans woulcl deft™! I'nrls rmrl the strength of thc Allied forces ashore. Up lo now, the Tammies have served the purpose of blocking the highways nnd railroads from thc interior. Inns screening the Americans innrchlng on Cherbourg. Those forces now may be shouldering Inland to shear through more ol that network 'of communications. This would r.ervc to shield American forces should llley How around the rim of the Gulf of 51. Miilo into tlic Cherbourg peninsula's twin, the Brittany peninsula. Those out-cropplngs thrust Inlo the channel like two fingers mak- IIIR thc V-for-vlctory sign. The conquest of Brlllany would Cherbourg, sits on the Up of OIR peninsula. It's a certainly that the Allies, who used every available French port In tho last war, will need more than this time. Brest, with nearly n mile of deep-water docks, would he a valuable addition. Tills city, exactly twice the size of Cherbourg, hns scores'of cranes, drydocks and protected deep-water anchorages. If. I'nri'o Illf; Prize Still, the British thrust, west of Cncn mny hnvc an entirely different nim. The Allies may hope to swell out Ihclr beachhead eastward along the month of the Seine to take Le Havr c and, eventually the Inland city of Rouen. Such n move would net the Allies the lop channel porl In Prance. LcTIavro has miles of docks,' an outer channel, four harbors and 11 basins. nut this strategy has two disadvantages. German resistance Is heaviest In the Caen area. And Lc Havre siU oil the wrong side of the Seine estuary. The Allies would either have lo make a perilous river crossing or land more troops on the far side of the city' Both operations would he costly. Whatever the Allies Immediate plans, they almost certainly will make new landings in the iwl-too- far-dislnnt future. General Eisenhower has promised other "openings" in Fortress Europe and has said flatly that those openings will force Germany to light "throughout the perimeter" of the continent. Prime Minister Churchill sees the possibility of peace In Europe this summer. Hence, new landings must certainly come fairly soon. One likely spot for the landings is somewhere In Belgium or Holland, north of the Inland Siegfried line, lints, the Allies could by-pass that defense system Just us Germany skirted the Maglnol line over four years ago. In the Mediterranean, the most logical spot .would seem to he the area of Genoa and Nice. Such a landing might block :he backtracking German 10th and 14th Armies frtm spilling over Into Sergeant Warren Among Soldiers Invading France First of the letters received here from men Inking part In the Invasion of Prance, reported to Cour- . .... >.„...,„„„ „, „ , „„„„, ler News, wns to Mrs. J. E. Warren yield the iwrt of Brest which, like from her son, Staff Scrgt. Joe War- " ' rcn, written from France. "I nm in France but not doing a great deal right now," he wrote l>i reassure her lhat he wns alive. Sergeant Wnrren had wallcrt n months to mcel the enemy, having arrived In England In January 1943. He Is in the Slgnil Corps of the Army. All letters being sent, out by persons taking part („ u, c invasion must be very brief without much Information because of the aid it might give the enemy. Barton To Speak Here On July 4 Senatorial Candidate And Grand Ole Opry Troupe Plan Visit >. I.rri'LE ROOK, Ark,. June 27.- C'oloncl T. H, Hiirlon, muklnn a whirlwind drive tlnoiiKliouf Ihc state In his race for United Htntes Senate, bronchi Mn ; .campaign throuuh the Arkansas' valley Into Uttle Hiiak this week. With the annul Olc p|iry, famous radio show featured over coast to const broadcasts from Million WSM at Nnshvllle, Tpnn., furnishing free cntcrtiilnmont, Col- nncl Burton scheduled addresses »l coiimiy und Hock .during the week. , Barton licndqunrters iimiomiccil that In three weeks of "ulimipliiK' Colonel Burton had addressed approximately 150,000 Arknnsans, will, attendance making new records for political • rullles at tnosl of the cities where he nnpcnrcil. Colonel Bnrlon and the Grand Olc Opry—fcalurlug Eddie Arnold and tho Plow Hoys, Uncle Dave Mamn, Jnm-ii|i and Honey, fiascoc Axlmmllo' ami Ihc famous Minnie Pearl—will appear In the following cities next week: Monday night, Jonesboro; Tuesday night, July 4, niyllicvlllc; Wttlnesdny nigh!,, ' nilt nldgc; Ihursday night, Newport; find Friday night, Bntc.irlllc. Japs On So/pan Fight Savagely On Wide Front By t/nltcil American Invasion lorccs on Sal- jnn arc running Into stiffening Jap resistance all along th c island-wide front. The Japs still hold nboul half ot the Island. And American patrols nrc running Into snipers and machine gunners. Hacllo Tokyo. Incidentally hns a novel explanation of the American Invasion of Snlpan. Tlic enemy Srondcast says the U. S. Task Forc c faces thc predicament of not btlng able to flee. Although Salpnn is the key lo the Marlanns, the American Air Force continues to pummel nearby Guam, Rota and Tlnlan Islands. There's jjood news from Burma :ortay, Allied troops have completed thc occupation of Mogaung, o'iicc n Jap stronghold on the Myitkyliia :o Mandnlay railway. And American troo|>s have pushed another 100 ynrds Into MyUkylna. France, Whatever UllfoldS In Qenerfu 1 Negro Suffers Gunshot Wound; Wire Questioned Benny Dlxon, 26-year-old Negro, was in Blylhevllle Hospllal todny with gunshot wounds in his Jogs and right thigh. His wife, Ophciia, was held lor questioning In connection with the shooting this morning which Occurred at their home on Coleriilce at about 5 o'clock. Police at noon today were continuing their investigation of the affray. Livestock ST. LOUIS, June 27 (UP)—Hog receipts 13.000 head, all salable. Top price $13.80; 180-270 pounds $13.70; 140-166 pounds 11.15-12.75; sows 11.25-11.40. Cattle receipts 5.000 head, with 4,800 salable. Calves 2,800, all salable. Mixed yearlings and heifers H.25-15.75. Cows 0.00-10.50; cail- ners and cutters 6.00-8.15; slaughter steers . 11.00-17.00; slaughter heifers S.00-9.25. stocker and feeder steers 9.00-14.00. know thU much, It will be terrific' Eisenhower has a plan and, as Elsenhower's mi installment, V,'fl Churchill said, "What a planl'" At Least 32,000 Taken Prisoner, Allies Announce British Offensive South west, Of Caen Gains Six Miles ; LONDON, June 27. (UP)—Allied Headquarters estimates the Germans have suffered 10,000 casualties in Ihe Nommndy fighting. * At least 32,000 Germans have been captured, almost halt of them by tho Americans In llieii northern push up Ihc' Cherbourg penmsulV' Thc resl of the 70,000 were killed or wounded. ', > Headquarters ulso rovcali lhal bitter bnlUc.i .rngcd all dny Monday and today in the urea southwost'of CJaon, A British offensive tn Hint, > arcn, nt the eastern '. flunk of the Normandy beachhead, has gained ulxml sis miles ' ' ' •1'lte British nlicady have cul nil Important rnlhoad southwest of Cinen. And » DBC correspondent says Urltlsh paliols have thrust 'oii beyond the railroad to sever the 1 parallql highway. Field dispatches reveal llml the Ilrllish nrc pounding steadily ahead In what appears to be n wlitc-wlng- ii'ff push to- surround- Caen, tho most .stubbornly defended Ciermnn yet encountered 'In Normandy. Fighting hi Stud The Tommies are slogging foi- ward In nnid reminiscent ot Ihi) World War I Flanders battlefield^ The advance Is like a well-oiled machine. Mussed artillery set evciy few ynrds over a sevcrnl-uillc-wido Ironl. hurls a' protective curtain uf fllielinr.-.lor.thc tidvp.nclng'lnfanti J l.'hc nin(;c Is axtcintoj 100 ynrJs • .every thrcS'mlmltei *inid th.c In-" fnnlry nrnivls fonv.irrt In rhythm, mopping up In hand-to-hand fight- 'UK- • ': The Germans tiled to counter- Kttnek tills morning, but anti-tank* guns cohce'iilcd In lea.vy lanes hurled thorn back. The'skies have cleared s over Ciicii after yesterday's deluge,-' and Allied forces are getting clise air support. As the British forge ahead, Supreme HeSdqunrters revealed for the first time today the name of tlip man who led the American Ninth Division lii the Cherbourg fighting: He Is Major General Mantoh S; Eddy, who also led the Ninth In Sicily and Nortli Africa. Eddy, a native of Chicago, Is' 52 years old and n vetcrati of World War f. Mop-Up Continues American fighting men now are mopping up the few remaining li- lands ol Nazi resistance 'around Cherbourg. Ono nest is centered between a town nine .miles west!'8f Cherbourg and Ihc northwestern tip of the peninsula. A smaller force is holding out on an airfield five miles cast of - Cherbourg. Both pockets are shrinking hourly, and are expected to be mopped up perhaps before.the day Is out. It WHS confirmed today that the German commander of Cherbourg, Lteiil. Clcn. Carl Von Schlelben, had surrendered to save his own life, but refused to, surrender, his men. A German llculenant, with a.white flag, told the Americans the general wished to give up. He wfts taken to American headquarters where a battery of. photographers recorded his arrival. The 'American general asked Von Schlelbcn It he wished to surrender the rest of his troops. But thc Nazi said no, that small groups of die-hards can achieve major'results. That was that. So the American''general had thc German general as his luncheon guest and thc battle wcnl on. Salvage Work Underway. •- v Allied salvage. crews, a're" beh'eve'd lo have already begun work OH Cherbourg's wrecked docks and harbor Installations. In Washington, Ihc War Department says Ihe port's harbor will be filled with Allied shipping within n few weeks. The statement says: "Vast quantities of heavy supplies , and malerlni will move from ships moored beside the quays to railroad 'cars for transport inland." Another battle for France Is go- Ing on deep inside the nation. In a surprise assault, French patriot* occupied thc town of Tarbes in southern France. A Free French com- munique reveals that the underground warriors destroyed, several factories useful to the Germans, then withdrew. • The communique also reveals that s.xbolagc by French forces of ths interior was so T effective last week that German railroad traffic between Switzerland and Paris now Is obliged to detour by way of Brussels. " •..'.•• N. 6. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. .. 2095 2114 . 2077 2063 .'2221 2233 . 2128 2146 . 2110 2128 2095 2107 2089' 2073 ' 2090 2063 2518 2233 2213 2121 2.142 '2125 3110 2124 2104 • ft. •'if

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