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Save Waste Paper! It is valuable to the War f Wort/ the Boy Scouts will collect youi Scrap Paper every Saturday, BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH* DOMINANT NKW8PAPEI Of NOETHJABT ARKANSAS AMD BOUTHEA8T MI88OOBI VOL. XLI—NO. 98 Blythevllle Daily Newi .Blythevllle Herald Blythevlllo Courier Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHRVI1-LB, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JULY 13, 1!M<I SINGLE COPIES FIVE.CENTSv, AMERICANS REACH OUTSKIRTS OF ST. LO TODAY'S WAR Gothic Line Slows Allied Push in Italy • By JAMES HARPER United fits* Staff Writer Tho names are different, but otherwise the Italian campaign Is beginning to look like its old self ngain. The bailie for Ihe peninsula' is turning back into a real baltlc— Inslead of a chase. Free-wheeling pursuit of two beaten German ar- congealing into the kind of toe-to-toe slugging that marked the nre-Cassino phase. Allied soldiers now arc driving close to the Nazi Ootlilc line—strongest enemy defense belt of them all. As they probe into this scn.sitive area the Germans are reacting vigorously. For the invaders, supplj lines arc gelling longer and tor- is rain worse. f 01 e^ Germans, it's vice versa. The German: >'have embcddec j their Gothic line • named for th' • architecture of I nearby cities, in James Harper Italy's greatest mountain range, The Etruscan Ap- pennines. The range is 50 miles wide al its narrowest point, and many of its peaks tower as big" as 0000 feet. On the Allied side, the slopes are sheer, and beetle- browed cliffs frown over the countryside. On the far side, the range shelves gently into the Lombard plains. Swinging out from the west coast of Pisa, Ihe pill-box-studded range thrusts directly across the Fifth Army path, skirts Florence lo the north, then dips sharply south to Rimini on the Adriatic. The airline distance between the anchor points ot the line, which slices across the narrowest neck of the peninsula is 10Q5mHes.;.TAV«jity nhiles north of Florence th e Futa Pass channels through the mountain mass. Bu' the .Germans' are reported lo hnvi encompassed It .with powerful defenses. The western, "or Fifth Ar my. end of the line is shielded bi the, 150-mile-long Arno river. Line Strengthened Tlic Germans have been fever Ishly bulwarking this defense zom since their Gustav and Hitler line ' crumbled in ruins. In fact, th Allies may have thrown the! ". norlh-of-Rome drive Inlo higl gear simply to reach that line be fore the Germans could make i all but impregnable. Since Rome the Fifth and Eighth Armies hav rumbled northward at a rate nearly five miles a day, never paus ing to rest or regroup. The Nazis have lost heavily. They've had to call in divisions from Belgium, Denmark and the Balkans to plug the gaps caused by Wreckage On Saipan Island Coast Guardsmen participating in the invasion ol Saipan Icok over the wreckage on the pier al Charon Kana, Jap base on the island which fell before the wilheriin; fire ot American invaders. In background stil burning Is a sugar refinery which was blasted by shells from Ihe U. s. Fleet. (Coast Guard photo from !> Telcp'nto.) Chinese Drive tearing Climax Troops Mass Before Tengchung Stronghold For Final Assault the loss of 80,000 to 100,000 men. As it stands, at least half the fight- 'ing strength of the 55-or-so divisions now in the battle has been drained away. Thus, General Alex- nncier is well on his way toward accomplishing his May 11 pledge "to destroy the German armies in Italy." Still, the rest of the road will be hard. Terrific as German losses have been, Marshal KossclrJng has enough troops lo man the Gothic Jine. The Allies now must decide whether lo pa v the lerriflc price in lives h frontal assault on the line would cost, or whether to call it quits. They may well figure that since Rome is ISO miles behind them and since a sizeable segmenl of the German Army has been chewed up, they have extracted al' the military benefit feasible from' the campaign. Hence, they may close the Ijooks on their northward push and swing east or west, into the Balkans or the underside of Trance. Xcw Landings Possible However, there seem lo be two ways in which the Allies might continue north without bucking the Gothic line. First, they might try an end run around the western extremity with another Anzio invasion. Tlie Tyrrhenian beaches northward from Pisa almost to Genoa are broad, low and sandy- Ideal for amphibious landings. But the Allies may well decide that such a maneuver would hardly be worth the price' at this critical Juncture in the war. The other possibility is this. The Appenlnes pull up short a few miles from the Adriatic. A narrow coastal ribbon threads its way between the last mountain and the sea. Then it fans out into the broaj Emilian plain. The Eighth Army may pile-drive through this gap, past the Gothic line, into the clear. But such a push would undoubtedly be costly. Thus, the Allies are faced with a decision. Whether to write the Italian campaign off the books. Or whether to continue the fight and try to write the German armies li Italy off th e books. By United Press The Chinese offensive on the Sahveen river may be nearing climax. Chinese troops are massing lodas for an all-out attack oh the Japa nes e stronghold of Tengchung nf ter American Mitchells blasted hole in the city's ancient wall. •American bbmbcrs,--together with- fighter planes, also carried out new attacks on Lungling, on Teng- chung and a .junction on the Burma road. Other American planes carried out widespread raids on Japanese defenses from Hankow lo Canlon, destroying at least 129 river -boats. As for the ground fighting at Hengyang, key city on the Hankow- Canton railroad, Ihe Chines.e defenders are reported resisting new enemy assaults. However, the Japanese in India still arc on the losing end. The ill-fated enemy expedition continues to deteriorate, with Japanese troops splitting into disorganized romnants and surrendering in the Imphal-Ukhrul sector. To the south, the Japanese -^rc abandoning control of their most mportant supply route over the Palel Tamu road. In Ihe Pacific island fghiting, n few scattered Japanese are holding out in cliffs and caves in Saipan nearly a week after the Island was conquered. At Aitape,on British New Guinea, 45,000 starving Japanese have attacked outlying American positions in an attempt to break through the Allied cncirclcmnt. Details on the early fighting were not released. But military observers interpret the enemy action as a desperate measure taken to avoid starvation or death from America" air attacks. Here's a note from Japan. The Berlin radio, quoting a Japanese navy announcement, says Vice Ad- nitral Hasegawa died In active scr- Marcus Fietz Seeking Post Of Prosecutor Not campaign promises, but experience gained through actual service in the office and Ills record as a public officer were pointed to by Mississippi county friends of Marcus Fietz, who today formally askerf [or re-election to the office of prosecuting attorney for the Second Judicial District of Arkansas. : Marcus Fietz is well known in Ihc Second Judicial District. This Dis- :rict Is composed of Mississippi, Clay, t; Greene, and. . .. ."iirgest 'Dislricl'.'iri size In the Stale Craighe ad, Poinsett;' Cross . Cj4unti<;s,-llt-i!s..the '' ,vith people. population of over 300,000 Mr. Fietz served the DIs- Radio Tokyo, by the way, steadily is becoming weaker in Its transmissions. Operators at the Uniwc 'rcss listening post in San Franisco said .enemy lianrm'tters arc bowing signs of steady detcriora- ion from many mechanical jind cchnical standpoint and die ° u t altogether. In its time, radio Tokyo hns made i point of sinking the American lect many times over. Weather ARKANSAS—Generally fair with moderate tcmperalures this after noon, tonight and Friday. a two year term. Re-elected at the 52nd W. W. Prewitt Named On Board Of Assessors WEST MEMPHIS, Ark., July 13 (UP)—Tlie St. Francis levee dis- Irict of Arkansas Board of Directors have re-elected all officers for annual meeting of the directors were W. M. Smith of Blrdeye, president; W. O. Huxtable of Marlon, chief engineer;; Burk Mann of Forrest City, attorney; and W. O. Byler of West Memphis secretary-treasurer. The board appointed W. W. Prewitt of Osceola to Mil the vacancy in Mississippi Counly's Board of Assessors caused by the resignation of J. A. Plgg, also of Osceola. New York Stocks trlct ns official court reporter for :0ine time and has been a practicing attorney in this district for the .rasl 12 years. He lived several years In Paragould and Wynne before purchasing a home in Jonesboro in 19.15. There are ten counts' seats :n the district and normally, 'the prosecuting attorney is assisted by ten deputies. Several of these deputies are now serving in Ihc armed torces and Mr. Fietz is doing his own work and that of his deputies al Corning in Clay County, and in the counties of Craighcad and Cross Would Hall "Repeaters" His many years of court room ex- •jerience and his observations o: 'he "repealers" u'lio have appeared igain and again in our courts have 'ed Marcus Ficty, to campaign un .-easint'Iy for the passage of a habitual criminal net by Ihe Arkansa. 'eglslaturc. He is firmly ol Ihc opiiv ion that enactment of such a slat lie will serve to pul a "halter" 01 jontirmed criminals that no othe ;;lan can do and will save Missis ;ippl county as well as other coun :ies of the Slate thousands ol dol !ars annually In trial expense alone rhe outstanding success of thi graduated form of punishment fo 'repeater" criminals in other state has proven the biggest crime dc tcrrcnt of any "preventive" measure Mr. Fietz declares. He promises t miiimic. his campaign lor such lr dv and hopes to see it adopted b lie 1945 legislature. The other principal problem fac •ig law enforcement officials. Mai us Fietz finds Irom his cxpcricnc s that of child delinquency. Th iroblem has been aggravated b vartitne conditions. Mr. Fielz has 'ound that Ihc juvenile courts arc Becoming more and more important •hrougliout this Judiclual District md has resorted to such courts in '.he handling of cases involving 'teen ige first off enders in many instances. Intcrcslcd In Youths Mr. FicU was appoinled to defend .'harily cases for ten years prior to taking office, and early In his practice of law had a sympathy'for the tinder-dog, particularly the young He found that the average criminal had a scant education, no religious 1500 Warplanes Again Hit Reich Munich Area Bombed Third Straight Day; Other Targets Hit By United Tress V.'^y, i\_ fleet of more than 1000 crlcatii -icavy bombers, accom^ anied by 500 or move lighters, ombed the Munich area for the ilrd slraight day. They also struck on the French.border 'lorce of German fighters csti- mted . at' 125 rose through Walt louds to Imrriiss the Flying'To resses and Liberators. But they lade only quick passes at the ovcr- vhelmingly superior fleet. Other American bombers, me'an- vhile, rose from southern Italy to Hack two oil storage Installation? n German-occupied northern Italy They also hit four railway yardb Between Mllnn find'Venice. The Germans In ilaly arc putting ip a stiller defense on Ihe groum linn In the air. The enemy mount- id costly counter-attacks in a number of sectors. In the mountain! cast ol the Tiliei- valley, the Ger- nans managed lo push Eighth Ar tiy elements back two miles. Bu American Fifth Army'assault force liavc stormed and captured Lajatlco mountain stronghold 20 mile iermans Yield !o Red Forces )n Baltic Front Withdrawal Called Move To Strengthen Homeland Defenses LONDON, July is (U.IM—TIM> Germans suy 'thai Narl troops on lie Baltic front have begun n vllhdrawul, Some German divisions are IT- miicd already wKlirdnwn from tlvj I'fkov-Oshov sector, the formidable fortified line Immediately cast ol lower Estonia mid Upper Lnl- vla. Military observers believe the Germans may. be giving up the Baltic States to bolster the do ot East Prussia. But Na'/l propii- taiHllsLs told the home front Ihi move Is Intended to Increase protection of the Baltics. Earlier, a Nay.i military coinen lalor explained it was nccewnr; lo trnlghlcn lines on the caslon front, to protect, German soil. However, the London radio snld today Colonel General LimicinEinn, the German commander In tlu> Biiltlc area, apparently hns nol re- ived orders from Berlin lo wilh- •aw his men. While signs of confusion Increased i the German high command, azl soldiers loday are reported 1 flight ahead of Russia's new of- -nslve into Lalvia. Latvian officials in Moscow say cnnnn prcparallons for the evnc- ntion of Latvia are In full sivliiu'. iduslrial equipment is being load- d for shipment,' to Germany. Cal- 'e arc being shipped. And the Germans are rounding up Latvia oulhs and sending Ihcin I.') the rout. Simultaneously, Moscow reports he new offensive advanced up lo 2 miles, capturing more than one housnnd seillcinciiUs.' The Russian! TuVe. seized -IdrlUia,'- ft iipwcrfu tronuhold protecting "the Latvian clly's fortifications complex system o Hit By Nazi Robot Bomb southeast of Livorno. While the German'retreat In Hal 1ms slowed down, II still is goin strong In Russia. Berlin says 111 Germany army has begun a mnjo rctreal on Ihe Baltic front. And Nazi commentator has warned th home folks tlml such a drasti move is necessary to "protect Ger man soil.' >6rdcr. One :ompriscd pillboxes, minefields and trenches The' hew offensive hns extentlei ,he eastern baltlefronl lo 450 nilos. In Ihe offensive aimed al Prussia a German .rcporl, rclaycc 'roin Stockholm, says Ihc Russians are within 37 miles of the prc-wa frontier. The report placed the Soviets 30 miles west of Grodno. At encircled Wilno, street battle, with the encircled Germans have enlercd Ihc sixth day. And farther soulli, the advanced ,sevcn miles -aloiig In railroad from Baranowiczc toward Brest Lltovsk. luny casualties resulted when the famous Guards Chapel of Wellington Barracks was liiidly damaged by Hitler's robot homos. Wreckage of tiic ilnce of worship Is shown In this ovorhciul view, as salvage workers begin to clear the debris away. (NBA nadlo-Tclcpholo.) WPB Civilian Production Plan Draws Criticism Of Patterson WASHINGTON,' July 13.'('U.P.)—AcLiiiij Secretary of Wai' PuUei'soii has voiced lei'sori has voiced ^IroiiK crilieimn of Wl'H plans for resumption' of civilian production. ( ;,. : 'j-^sV-y ; J PaUei'sdn 'alniinfc** th'nt Army 'supplies for lire' "Sced'hcl (limi'tor of iO'l'l fc'll'?'tOO,000,000 behind schedule. He insists that when tiic supply fionls for the second aiicr .wore set last April, they were considered feasible and achievable. Me blnmcd the fiiilure on'difficulties in the so-called, supporting industries,, those which provide the purls, rather than the ninin industries which turn out the ~ "finished product Truck Drivers Waive Hearing At Jonesboro \ ., Heavy Barrage Paves Way For Bradley's Men Correspondent Says Nazis Using Robots Against Americans LONDON July 13. (UP)—The Anlcrlcim Flr&t Army has [ought its way to the outskirts ot St. Lo, the Clornmn-held transiwrl hub at the base ol the Cherbourg peninsula. The Americans rcuchcd the suburb. 1 ; ol the city ntier advancing Irotn' positions a mllc-and-a-h'ali away under cover ot d tcrrlnc n; • tliiery barrage. Bui the Germans arc putting up a stlrT delensc and tho lighting Is particularly bloody. Tho Americans have ham'mcrcd out advances or about a unite, all along their sector of the Normandy [runt. While Lieutenant General livadley's le(t wing closed ill "on St. Lo, his assault forces punched-tor- ward In at least seveni areas/ Huns' arc some ot their accomplishment^ ' IllxInU), llallrnml Cleared .They cleared both the highway and the railroad from La Hayc-dii Pulls to Careiitan. '" They completed the conquest ol a sprawling swamp area, thus greatly shortening their lines. *j In the west const, sector, the Yank's over-ran tho strategic Hill 92,••commanding the entire area ol Lassny, and they brought thai transport Junction under direct (Ire. ' ' nut to (set tack to St. Lo. . <_ The lart 'bloody mile" Into tho' heart 61 the town shook under-a thunderous artillery and : Infantry, attack today.- The Americans drove spearheads to the east and nbrth- wcsl of Ihp city, salting the stage tor i\ possible! encirclement ot the hilltop citadel serving as a hinge ot, Germany's Normandy defonscs.- . As one American'column-.slUBEeil Its way to the >4utsklrts, another struck upstieaiu along the', west tout: of the Vb/c river'to' within' three miles nomv*csl o( St. Lo •*-J' '/mtt%i«*fntf Ctae^- "-K A|l to|d, tho Americans have liam- uidrcd out gains' ranging from 300 The source of the trouble Is traced back lo Ihc manpower pinch. And on that score, Patterson had this lo say: "There Is only one manpower pool. There is only one barrel of manpower from which lo draw for Dorothy Sue Bartlett Dies At Hospital Here Dorothy Sue Bartlett, 12-day-oi daughter of Sergt. and Mrs. Joe Bartlett, tiled at 9 o'clock yesterday morning at Walls Hospital. Sergeant Barllelt is stationed nl the Blythevllle Army Air Held. He and Mrs. Barllett and their remaining daughter, Norma Jo, age 2, have been making their liomc nl 210 South Division. Services were held al 4 o'clock esterday atlernoon al Maple rove Cemetery with the Rev. corge Archer, pastor ol the C'al- ary Baptist Church, ofHcintiuB. Cobb Funeral Home was in hargc of arrangements. training and grew up In a house .hat was poverty-stricken. He also tound that the average crlmlna began his career of crime in his youth, that he had no restrictions placed on him ss he grew up, \vas allher an orphan or the producl o i home where the father and mother were separated. Realizing tha "everybody's business is nobody's business", Mr. Fielz has token evcr> opportunity to talk to Civic' Clubs P. T. A. and Church group on Ju venile delinquency and welfare vvorV for under-privileged families. Th criminal court is the largest singl (Continued on page 2) Coca COIa ...' HI 1-2 Gen Electric 39 N Y Central 10 7-8 Int Harvester 181-4 Chrysler OS 1-2 Gen Motors 05 3-1 Studebaker 103• U S Steel N. O. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. . 2156 . 2146 . 2273 . 2J95 . 2119 21G5 2146 2274 2195 2119 2145 2121 2257 2176 2159 2146 2127 2257 2179 2161 216 214 221 219 211 State Candidates Not Stumping Hot Springs HOT SPRINGS, Ark., July 13. (UP)—A phenomenon of Ihe present slate political campaign has n risen. It is the fad lhal although Hot Springs Is one of Arkansas' larg- esl cities, nol a single candidate for stale office has visited Garland coimly ycl. . However, there Is much speculation as lo which candidates will receive the support of Ihc Garland county organization headed by Mayor Leo McLaughlln. The best information obtainable Is thai Ihe organization will adopt a hands-oil policy during the campaign preceding the flrsl primary, and that the question will be discussed afte:: Uie July 25th vote t>c- comes known. A county Democratic commUtee meeting lias lx:cn called by Chair- MKMI'IIIS, July 13 (U.f'.l—Three more of seven (ruck drivers accused ot participating In a huge black uarfccl ga.sollne ring in Tennessee ind Arkansas have waived prclim- nary hearing and have been bound over tor federal grand Jury al Joncshoro, Ark. Army, OPA, and FBI officials me still probing Inlo Die case in which Ihc operators and drivers arc charged with alleged tnefl ol thousands ol gallons of high octane aviation gasoline from mld- toulh Army air fields. According lo the FUI, Ihe drivers withheld amounts ot fuel Irom their military deliveries and sold n to Arkansas filling station operators. yards to more than a mile Gradually, they're straightening out their line, with the battlbfront now'Hm- nlng from northweit to soulheast, from Lcssny to St. Lo. Southwest of Carenlan, the Americans have captured a town nortli- casl of Ferlers. Thus, Ihey're threatening the three kojstono bases of the German defense line, St. Lo, Pe- rlers and Lessay.' • ' OH tho other end of th line, British and.,Canadian troops still are hurilne back German counter-attacks in the 'salient.between-Odon n Roy Worthington Homed Area Director For OPA Day Worlhinuton, who was In tin, farm ID.-III business here before going lo Little fMck last February If serve in the rent control office there man G. D. Dillard to be held Saiui - ! ], !1S \ v ci\ appointed as area cllrec day afternoon. Dillard says thai, ! i or O f the office of Price Admin so tar as he knows, the only adian ignition in Jonesboro. lo be taken will Ix: selection of c:Ill- clals lo serve In the primaries. Crops Wait While Missourians Rescue 70-Y ear-Old Coon Dog MONTEREY, Mo., July 13 (U.P.I -Drive, Ihe "besl coon hound in Southeast Missouri," was rescued fist nighl from a bottleneck cave vhcre he had been trapped for ten days. Happiest man of a large group, which had been dynamiting through i 30-foot limestone wall to reach the 10-year-old hound, was Jake Light, owner of Drive. It was Jake's brolher, Henry, who accomplished Ihe aclual rescue. The dynamiters had blasted lo within six feet of the hound. Henry poked a bit of meat through a seven-inch nalural passage. Drive, a mighty hungry hound, pressed forward for the meat and henry dragged him through the harrow opening. His nose scratched and his feet swollen, Drive leaped joyously upon Jake and licked the big hill mail's face. An official of the Missouri .Humane Society suggests that Drive Twenly-six thousand peoplecoxil .......... u ~.,.--,, ..- D0 — .. - stand at one time under tho roof |\vns suffering from shock andneed- 62 l-8of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, ed 8 vetcrinary's care. But Jake no. "I'll take care of the (log myself," he insisted, "and the day -I _;cl him well I'll go oul and get drunk to cclebr-itc.' He wrapped the hound in one of Henry's shirts nad took him liome. As many as 60 neighbors had participated In the rescue work. They had worked by flashlight and lantern, hoping to reach Drive-, who with his ten years Is almost toothless, but nevertheless a sood coon hound. He, had tumbled into the cave after a coon hum with Light's other hounds. The rescue workers had left their jobs and crops. Their women folk came along, loo. bringing food for the men. A blacksmith had set up a forge to keep the digging tools sharpened. Shortly before the rescue, Light had said to the hound: "Take V easy boy. We're going to buy yoi a' set of false teeth and half n steer when we get you out, You'ri the best coon hound In Missouri." - all these competing Industries." Tiic acting secretary also blamed omc of the difficulty on what he ailed a prcvalcnl, but grossly mis-1 Stockholm says American reinforce- mid Onus givers ,below captured n'cli. , ' A Berlin dispatch received In nken feeling tlml the war Is about the Army anil Navy De- Mr. Wnrthingtou succeeded Ivii jpcnce, who resigned several week. t;o. Mrs. Worthiiiglon will continue i make her home in BlylhcvHlo vhile Mr. Worthington serves in oneslwro. ivcr. Doth nulmcnls have opposed WPU Jhlcf Donald Nelson's plan to per- ull resumption, or preparation for •csmuplion ol civilian production where 11 will not Interfere with he war effort. However, ro far, this opposition ias postponed promulgation of tho .ilan from July 1 lo Aug. 15. nut Melson hns not iflven II up. Turning to political matters, James Kctnpcr of Chicago hns been named chairman of the Republican finance committee lor the November presidential elections. It's believed thai Dcwey will concentrate his stumping In the 26 stales now controlled by Republican administrations. Those stales represent about two thirds of Ihe nation's population, and 310 electoral votes. Only 2G6 electoral voles arc needed to elect a president. The Stale Department lias confirmed reports of mi agreement In principal with Spain on Ihe question "' American civil aircraft lauding rights In'Spain. A spokesman for the Stale Department says lircc American officials now arc nroiilc to Spain to work oul the details. Mrs. Rhoda Ludlow, 40, Dies Early This Morning Mrs. Rhoda Ludlow died early his morning en route lo Blythe- ;illc Hospital following the birth asl night of a son at their home on the Godfrey White farm near Osccola. She was 40. Mrs. Ludlow came here two vrars ago with her family from Oklahoma. She leaves her husband, - Ellis Ludlow; eight sons, Pvt. Roy D Ludlow, who Is overseas, Pfc. Benjamin Ludlow of Port Belvolr, Va. Ellis, Jr., Sham, M. J., Willis Joshua, and the Infant son, Jacob and three daughters, Ruth, Pauline and Merrill. Holt Funeral Home Is In chargi of arrangements which were Incomplete today pending uotlflca lion of Private Ludlow In Virginia Chicago Rye • . open high low close July , 113S 1US 113% 1H« 1H-X Sept. . 114% 115M 1HK 1U% 115 Infant Ot Army Couple Dies Here Yesterday Nine-monlh-old Linda Kay Ben- .[Clt. daughter of Scrgt. and Mrs. James W. Bennett, died nt 2:30 I'clock yesterday afternoon at Walls tospital alter a short Illness. The baby was the only child of the couple. Sergant Bennett is stationed at the Blythevllle Army Air Field. They live at 110 East Ash. The body was taken to Decatur, Ala., today by Cobb Funeral Home Services will be held there tomor- Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS—Livestock (WFA): Hogs: Receipts 13,000 head with 10,000 salable. Top price $13.75. 180-270 iwunds 513.70-13.75; 140-160 pounds $12.00-13.00; sows $11.15. Calves 2,000. all salable. Mixed yearlings and heifers 14.00-15.50; cows 8.00-10.50; canners and cutters $5.75-7.15; slaughter steers $10.00-17.00; slaughter hclfern $0.0016.50. ' ncnls hayc arrived In France "directly from Ihe United States as well ns from England." There Is nq cpn- firmatloil of this rcporl, nor of an- olhcr, lhal Ihe Germans have slarl- cd using pilolless planes against American Iroops In'the front Uffcs, In France. - -, ,." „ , Report Nol Amplified- Tile robots are iald to-have been used against Americans fighting against Ihe British flank at the center of the Normandy line. port, passed along by pnltcd Press Correspondent James ' McGllncey, hns not been anlplltled or'conflrmcd. However, acling SccretaryTbf War Patterson says the robols would "not be a very effective weapon against dispersed troops." ( Patterson also revealed in Washington today that a captured German document confirms that the Nazis arc suffering from an'acule manpower'shortage.. The captured order commands, among other hlngs, a 20 i>cr cent reduction In the trcngih of rear echelon' combat . mils and a 25 per cent rcduclion ,11 Ihc slrength of all supply units. And, speaking of losses, Allied Supreme Headquarters reveals that the nvasion ot France has cost 15 war? ; 'ships—most of them destroyers. The United States Navy has lost seven shlris, the British eight While there's no confirmation of the Germans using robots.on the battlefield, thcyslill are using-them against London. They renewed their attacks oh Ihe British capital and southern England today after a lull thai lasled through'the nighl. Some of the bombs came from a dircclion well casl of Pas de Calais area and that the Germans may have developed new -launching points In the Netherlands as well as In Belgium. . . , ". '•• - The British Air Ministry reveals that the HAF bomber command has dispatched 1300 aircraft in the six hours .between 8 p. m.'.last night and 2 a. m. toiiay against robot Installations, the Ruhr valley and railways in France. -.'.,; New York Cotton. Mar. Mas- July Oct. . 215« 2157 2139 2140 2157 S138 .2139 2122 2123 2140 2246 2246 2225 2225 2243 .' 2190 2191 2172 2173 2188 2171 2113 2156-2151 2171 Chicago Wheat open high low clos*, JUlv . 157% , Sept. . 157'S 158 157 157« 15151 151« 153U

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