Save P opw / , t is Yaluablt> to tfce Waf Scou|j wtf| BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTMART Amr» MH . Q .»r^ o^,,,, --- . — ______ ..... •*-* V I ^«^ VOL. XLI—NO. 99 Blythevllle Dolly New» Blythevillo Courier NEWSPAPER OF NORTIHABT ARKANBA8 AND BOUTHKABT UI80OURI Blytuevllls Herald Mississippi Valley Leader HLYT1II3V1LLB, AKKANSAS, FRIDAY, JULY SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS GERMANS ABANDON PINSK TO RED FORCES Plane Crashes In Trailer Colony ..^100-unit government trailer colony in South Portland, Maine, goes up In flames as a trainer bomber from Darksclale Field, La., crashed into it. Twelve persons died In the fire laid scores were Injured (NE A Tclcpr.oto.) Woman Tells Police How She Kidnapped Baby From Hospital ' NEW YOKK, July 1<1 (U.P.)—Kidnaped Barbara Auric Gojjgin has been foum! alive and well. The six-months-old baby is back at the Now York' Founding Hospital where she \v:is stolen from her crib before dawn yesterday. Police found the blond blue-eyed infant in a rooming house on the upper west side, where she was being cared for by Mrs. Joan Schlutter, a divorcee. Police said Mrs. Schlutter con- »-— : fcssed to kidnaping Barbara Anne because she wanted a baby. . She said she was unable to have children of. her own,. , , • Mrs. '- ScliluUcr admitted '., she c'.lmbcdvah 'eight >fcot>.wfiUwS&v,jet into the hospital yard, sneaked :into the'ground floor nursery, snatched tlfc baby and lied. The police were tipped olT to the whereabouts of - the missing baby by L coast guard -Warrant Officer Marcel - 'B, Kftzyzjnkt who found Mrs. Schlutter and the baby in his room last night. . Barbara's father is a plumber's helper and her mother, who underwent n serious operation yesterday, is a telephone operator. Voters Hearing Plenty 0! Talk Preferential Primary Just 10 Days Off And Candidates Get Busy LITTLE ROCK, July 14. (UP) — Tbo tempo of the Arkansas political campaign is picking up as the candidates go into the stretch with only 10 days before the preferential primary. Through newspaper ads, radio •ji' talks, and stump speeches, the can^ didatcs arc carrying their messages to the voters, and for the first time this year, John Voter seems to be Incoming interested. Here are the latest developments: Tonight, W. C. McClure of Camden speaks on n state radio network in behalf of the candidacy of Dave Terry for governor. Terry is speaking out in the state today. J. Bryan Sims speaks in Mount Ida this afternoon to a Montgomery county gathering. Tomorrow night he goes to Pracott and Tcxar- karni. Ben Laney is in northwest Arkansas today. He spoke last night at Harrison after louring Carroll county. Two radio speeches were to be made In his behalf today, by Mrs. John Edrlngton of Osccola this afternoon and by Ed Bruegcman of Little Rock tonight. Laney announced he has ojicncd a branch headquarters at Port Smith with Mrs. Fru Ella Carolyn as director. He added several to his campaign staff, including Mrs. O. F. Mayfield and Mrs. M. F. Kirby of Rogers. In the senatorial race, the candidates are well scattered today. Gov- ir-ernor Adkins Is campaigning in St. i Francis. Cross. Woodruff, Poinsctt, Randolph and Craighcad counties. Bill Fulbrighl is sneaking at Dar- danclle, Pcrryville, Danville, Morrilton and Conway today and tonight. Colonel T. H. Barton will lose the services of his Grand Ol' Opry crew tomorrow when he speaks nt England. The radio entertainers must go back to Nashville for their Saturday night barn dance show. Senator Caraway's plans haven't Ireen announced, but she Is conducting her campaign mostly over the radio and in talks with county leaders. Weather ARKANSAS-Partly cloudy this nfternoou, tonight and Saturday Dies In France Capt. Paul Scttleniire, hero of the African, Italian and Sicilian campaigns, who was killed In action in France ,- June 20. For his outstanding heroism he was awarded (he Distinguished Service Cross and silver Star. A native of Jonesboro, Captain Seltlemirc was the husband of the former Miss Mavis Whistle of Dell. Ringling Office Denies Circus In Receivership SARASOTA, Fla., July 1 4(UP) — The business office of the Ringing Brothers, Barmim and Bailey Circus has denied that the circus was in receivership at Hartford, Conn., where the big top burned last week. In Hartford, it was said Ihat a receiver appointe dby a superior court judge had jurisdiction only over the big show's properties in Ihat stale. It presumably Included all traveling property held there. A federal receivership for the circus' entire properties was said to be under consideration. Executive Vice President James Haley, now In the north, was quoted as saying that it takes n federal court to set up such a receivership. Accordnig to Haley, Judge John King of the superior court in Hartford placed the circus In bankruptcy. JeHico Wreck Toll 35 JELI.ICO Term.. July 14. (UP) — The death toll of the troop train wreck at Jclltco, Tenn., July 6 has risen to 35. Army officials have announced that Austin E. Pannier, of Louisville, Ohio, died in the accident. New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open high low 2139 5141 2129 2122 2124 2111 2228 2228 2220 2172 2173 2163 2155 2157 2145 close pr.cl. 2130 2111 2226 2163 2145 2140 2123 2225 2173 2157 To take chewing gum off nuto- mobllc upholstery, moisten with carbon tetrachlorlde and scrape with dull knife, Electric Chair Claims Life Of 61-Year-Old Man - TUCKEK PRISON FARM, Art- July H (U.P,)— Sixty-one-year-old Jim Thacker of Hcafner died in the cie'clrlc chair at 0:05 o'clock this morning .after confessing the slaying of Eskar Patterson of Turrell. TliBcker entered the grim execution chamber at Tucker Prison Farm shortly before U a. m. and made a brief statement to the official witnesses. He snlrt he killed the man for whose murder he was found guilty.,And-he thanked prison officials for their -treatment of him ^during ;his ^incarceration."' " Then'he sat down" In the electric chair and the current was applied. He was pronounced dead at 6:K. Prison, officials have asked his family It they -want to claim the body. Two Big Cities Near Florence Are Surrounded ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Rome, July H (U.p.)—j n Italy, the Allies have surrounded Poggibonsi and Arezzd, the last big transport centers before Florence. The French are closing a pincers on PoBgibonsi, which is just 22 miles below Hitler's Gothic line. And the British are closing in Ironi all directions on Arezzo In the center of the peninsula. On, the American front, our troops arc threatening to outflank Terrlcclola five miles above American-held Lajatfco. Sapture of the city would enable the Americans to strike westward towards Livorno, squeezing the Germans from their stubborn defenses below the seaport. Supported by a Japanese-American regiment, the Americans aljo look Pnstlna ^near the west coast alter a bitter street fight. The Nazis had converted Pastina into an important strong |»int on a good secondary road. Jaycee Leaders To Meet LITTLE ROCK, July 14. ((JP>~ Directors of the Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual meeting at Little Rock July 23. Principal speaker during the one- day session will be E. E. Flourney of Jackson, Miss., vice president of the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce. Chicago Rye * • + « U.S, Troops^ Approach Lessay Late Bulletins KOMK, July 11 (Ul'l— Krciibh foices of (lie Allied t'fflii Army lnd;iy captured I'ogefbonsl, road jundloti below Florence. LONDON, July U (UP) British Lancaster heavy bombers attacked German flying bomb bases In Northern France without loss today. : ' ' • MOSCOW, July U. (I)I>)—Marshal Stalin tonight confirmed HID capture of I'lnsk In I'alaiiil by the Keel Army. Slalln said Ptiisk was (alien by storm. Gen. Roosevelt Dies In France Son Cf 'Rough Rider' Dies Of Heart Strain And Over-Exhaustion UNITED STATES FIRST ARMY HEADQUARTERS. Piniicc, July M (D.P.)—A third of the four sons ol fighting rough rider, Thr.iilore Roosevelt has died In the service ot his country. ' . . Brigadier - General Theodore Roosevelt died peacefully hi tils tent on the Normandy front last night. Although General Roosevelt died In his tent, lie really died in ac- lion. ills death wns ntlrlbtilcd l.i over-exhaustion and heart strain, aggravated by combat fatigue. .; The 5G-ycar-01d general became ill four days before his death: He refused medical care because.'-hi wanted lo remain among his;' ~ sault troops. ° '". . General Roosevelt saw the irf' sion from 'Ihe start. • He directed the loading of equipment on "*&'<• •landing craft. He Inte, demolition on the French beaches with some of. the same equipment. He hod to get special permission lo lend assault Infantry because he was overage for combat. •'• One of his clilef pastimes was lo cover (lie General's slur on his helmet with chewing gum and walk about Iront line areas, mingling wllli (he troops. His leadership nt a reconnaissance in 'force' oil Cherbourg was described as one of the bravest acts of this war. He walked a Jon's way through country Infested with German strong-points, leading his battalion past machine-gun iiesls-rinil snipers. Woimricd many times in tills war nnd in World War One.' General Roosevelt seemed to escape harm almost miraculously in Prance. . His decorations include the Distinguished Service Cr.-jss, the Purple Heart, the Legion of Honor and ' the Crolx DC Oue'rre wiih three palms. Theodore Roosevelt was bom at Oyster Bay, Now York, In 1881— tlie eldest son of President Theodore Roosevelt. At the conclusion of the first world war hf entered politics. But returned to military service before the outbreak of the present conflict. Two of his brothers also died while serving their country. Lieutenant Quentln Roosevelt, an aviator, was shot down In 1918 over Chamery, France. Major Kermlt Rcosevclt died in Alaska last year after a brief Illness white serving with Army forces there. Still representing the family in France Is the General's son, Quen- tln, a cnptain with the First Division. The father and son were cited together for gallantry in the Medterranean theater last. year. New U: S. Blows Land On Guam, Tokyo Reports Nimitz May Bo Ready For Another Thrust In Mid-Pacific )!y Unite,) 1'rcs.i New iwwcrful American thrusts from Salpan against tlic Japanese empire me predicted by Admlrnl NlmUx. Already lucre are signs (Inil the American naviil commiunl- er nli-eiidy nmy be cRirylng out Ills Drcdlctlons, The Tokyo radio Buys American mtvnl vessels. Including a battleship, attacked Ciimm llii're lime* yesterday. The enemy- broadcast says (he latest raids were made by two or three warships mid 00 carrier planes. If true, tli c Nipponese announcement rcvciil.s- n tenth consecutive day of softening up action mi the lormcr United Slates navnl huso In the Marianas, the first U. S. territory to fall to the Japane.sc. Military observers think Guam, located just south of Salnan, would be a luflail next step for American Invaders. Marine landing forces Imvc sol/.- ei! Mnnliignssn Island two miles west of Salnan. Light Japanese opposition was fought down quickly. 'Mic announcement disclosing the newest Pacific invasion lilso rcvcjiln the enemy has lost two more of his (oil naval lenders. The mun who carried .out Admiral Yiinmmolo's Pearl Harbor plot, Vice Admiral Nagumo, was killed In the Entile of Snlpnn.. And Japanese Rear Admiral Ynno met his .dcalli nt the. same time.,Yaniamolo died'over n .year mgo lib what i-TDkyo-,callccl an air 1 accident. •On the northern coast 1 of New Guinea, (lie Americans continue to whittle down sonic •'15,000 Japanese trapped below Ailapc.-niie enemy is cut off between 'Australian troops on Use soiillicnslern flunk iiml Americans.at Allanc to the northwest. Observers believe Inn I. what they term the Japanese suicide attacks lire developing Into one of th e bloodiest battles of New Guinea, Over In Western China, another Jap force today finds Itself in a trap from which there Is no escape but death. Some 2000 Nippon troops (ire believed holed up inside the ancient stone walk surrounding Tcngehiing. A communique reveals that Chinese soldiers nre pounding on the walk in a general luuinult which followed soflcnlng-up nt- tacks by American bombers ami fighters. TengchunB is the only remaining heavy enemy stronghold hctweeii the main Chinese forces on the Snhvccn front and General stll- wcll's Northern Burma units. German Anchor Strongholds In Normandy Soon May Fall LONDON, July Noniiiinily Imve I A I onora inu in (U.P.)— Ailviinciiin; Americans ... (lie anchor, strongholds of Stiinl - " II( '<-T threat of early capture. I ho Urmaii.s urn in Konenil rclreat along most of the •12-mile weslcrn Hector of the beachhead 'I'licv are eoverinir their wiUidrawill will, desperately fluhting rear guard Hiii- '* cide sqviads. rODAV'8 WAR ANALYSIS Germans May Pull Troops From Norway By JAMBS I1ARFSR United Frew HUH Writer Germany soon miij' give up wimc of the ciuuiuercd nations of Kuropo In a desperate cllorl lo keep from teromlntt " concinvred imtlon Itself. Hitler's supreme war council Is reported to have rcnehed Just such ii decision—to pull up slakes and Bel oul »f several occupied countries to make use of Ihe iirmles them. Infnrinntlmi sccpluK from Axis Europe says most likely choices will he Norway and lliu passing By writing Norway oil the hooks, Germany even slonii fur Us forces falling bank in tiio cnsl nnd west. By Uiu Hiilkans II could N. 0. Cotton open high Mar. . 2142 2H8 May . July . Oct. . Dec. . 2125 2253 2175 2161 2120 2278 2179 2161 low 2135 2117 2253 2168 2151 ciosc pr.cl. 2138 2117 2168 2152 2HG 2121 2257 2170 2158 open high low Julv . 114% IB'/, close pr.cl. 11314 IMS Chicago Wheat open high low July . 157M 157-55 157 y ,„,-„ „-,,-., .,-, ,,,•<. Sept. .IHV, 1H* 1IJKJHH 1UW Sept/. ,57'2 IsTO 1S7SI 157M close pr.cl. I57W 157'i Last Rites Held Today For Mother Of Eleven Funeral services tor Mrs. Rhoda Liidloiv, 40, mother of 11 children who died early yesterday morning, were held at 2:30 o'clock this niter- noon at Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Harvey T, Kidd, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Mrs. Lndlow, who lived on the Godfrey White farm near Osccola, died en route lo iilylhcvillc Hospital following Hie birth of a son. Holt Funeral Home was In charge of arrangements. Livestock ST. LOUIS. July 14 (U.P.)—Hog receipts. 7,000 head, ail salable. Top price SIS.IS; 1SO-270 pounds $13.70 to $13.75; HO-160 pounds $12.00 to $13.00; sows $11.75 to 511.80. Cattle receipt 3,000 with 2,500 head salable. Calves 1,500, all salable. Mixed yearlings and heifers $9.50 lo $13.00; cows $8.00 to $10.50; canncrs and cutters $5.50 lo $7.50; slaughter steers $10.00 to $17.00; heifers $8.00 to S16.50; slicker and feeder steers $7.50 to $13.00. Waste Paper Drive Lags-Nelson Asks Support The laxness of Blytheville Ivouse- wives in placing their waste paper at the disposal of the Boy Scouts in the monthly collection is.one of the elements responsible for the closing down of many mills with important war contracts because of tlie lack of this vllal raw material. "The critical situation can be remedied only by greater public cooperation in the Victory waste paper campaign." Nonald M. Nelson, chairman of the War Production Board, wired Ihc Courier News this week. "Tlie salvage committee collection over the United states have fallen month and cent of the quota was' received'. Obviously continuation of this 79,000 tons short per In June only 49 per dangerous situation will not only Jeopardize war production but cause further curtailment, of the diminished allotments of civilian paper," Mr. Nelson said. "A Gallup Public Opinion poll recently revealed that only 63 per cent of the nation's families are saving waste paper regularly Bnri only 87 per cent are convinced of the need of waste paper, which Is the nation's number one critical war material. A material so essential that the Army.Is now preparing to salvage what they can in the North /African and South Pacific combat zones," he revealed in his appeal to every man, woman and child In Blytheville to redouble their efforts In the United Slates Victory paper Blythcvllle's campaign, monthly quota 40,000 pounds, which must be picked tip in tomorrows collection If this city Is to do its share In the nation-wide campaign to help obtain this vital material to keep milts in operation. Each American with n slake fi> Die war Is urged to cooperate tomorrow when Boy Scouts make their city collection. The collection was previously made each week, but was discontinued because of Jack of cooperation on the part of Blytheville citizens. Housewives were asked to place their bundles of waste paper 'on the curbs In front of their homes to aid in the present tight to protect those homes. salvage'another as. These could be »lil lo good lisc either, 'iignliuil !lus- slu oi- ugaln.st'fir'ltrilivaiul Arnerlcii. As It Is, Ihc Germans haven't enough trtjopa to hold ctllier on the eastern, western ur .southern Jront. And it's afraid the Allies may create still another front with » new landing, a landing Hint might swiftly become the straw that broke Ihc catnel'R buck. . Of course, the Germans imiy look elsewhere for Hie troops they need. Dy pulling out of Greece, Crclo raid the Dodecanese Islands, for insliince, they could pick up 10 divisions. By writing oil Hungary, Yugoslavia and Albania they-could get another 16, Uy petting out of Denmark they could salvage five. Areas Would lie Kxpctscd Bui, in such withdrawals, the Genmms would defeat their purpose. Dy getting out of conquered nations lo meet n new Allied land- Ing they would create ideal conditions for such a landing. If, for instance, they pulled their five divisions out of Denmark, that nation would become very vulnerable. The same applies lo any nation along the 8,600-mlle rim of fortress Europe. Such a move would free Gorman forces for new action, but It also would free Allied forces. For example, It Germany withdrew Its 215,000 soldiers from Yugoslavia, Marshal Tito's quartcr-of-a-mllllon-man army could swing to the offensive. Even In countries which have 'no such guerrilla force, the underground would come out Into the open to give the Germans trouble. But, with all the danger Involved, Germany still may pull out of some of Its conquered territory simply because it Is In such desperate need of soldiers, heavily. In taken over The Nazis are losing Italy, the Allies have 35,000 prisoners since May 1. In Normandy, they've taken over 5-1,000 since June 6. In Russia, they've seized 110,000 since Jtmc 23. Military experts estimate that the Germans have only three million actual fighting men, excluding service and supply troops. They can't ailord the loss of 200,000 prisoners In u little over two months. Russia alone more than tops Germany In military manpower. Divisions Weakened Some German divisions are as much as 50 per cent under norm.il strength and many of them have ii watered down by the addition of Poles, CMchs nnd other Europeans whose loyalty Is open to question. Those three million fighting men include 12 to 15 Finnish divisions, four or five Bulgarian, six Romanian and eight to 12 Hungarian. Tlie pre-war population of Greater Germany, including Austria and the Sudetcnland, numbered 80 million. It is a military rule of thumb Ihat no nation c.in put over 10 per cent of its population under arms. For Germany, that means eight million men, Cut the Nazis broke that rule by the simple process of feeding slave laborers Into their war plants and using German workers for the army. They managed to muster an army of some 10 million men. Yet, In five years of war, the Germans have losl an eslimatcd flve-to-slx million men dead, captured or incapacitated, Even after putting an assortment of polyglot Europeaiis Into German uniforms, there Is no qucs- An American flanking column has noted the highest ridge ovcr- Sl. La, hinge of tlic enemy line guarding the invasion roads lo Ccnlml Normandy from Ihe east. lint a front dispatch by United 1'i'ess War Correspondent Jnincs McClllucy says our frpnlal assault out the fortress from Ihc northeast has come lo a temporary hull n llllle more than n mile away. Mcailncy says the Yank allnck from tlio northwest was resumed (his morning. It continued along biilh bunks of Ihc Vlre river atlcr a number of German rear guard counter iillankn were beaten off duviiiH (he night. The northwestern column Is ahnul six miles tram St. Lo—nml steadily closing In. Ocucrril DrmUc-y's American First Army thrust i.hcad ihrough nine towns nnd villages and advances of "p lo three miles fr'i 24 hours. Kays Uoliut.s 'AVl'lil Wild General Elsenhower believes Ihc Clcmian Hying bombs which felt In NnrnmiKly beachhead were not Intentionally directed there; He Ihlnks faully mechanism look them off their course toiyurd England. '! he Allied comiiiiiiulcr In clilef lin ( | received full reports 611 tho'mailer. He says the Niwl; missiles accomplished no lm|H>rUinl damage In Noriuinitly. ;' ...;•' ; Hrlllsh homo sccrelary' Herbert Morrison says the" robot explosives are now hitting 'England on a declining scale'. As'the fltlh week of the robot attacks began today, the mhilslur. assorted'-Allied,'. defensive mvn'Bures 4vej'e. : having s'/iin luipoil- ^M.'fiVeasure'Yof success." put lie wiirncd Unit England ''irtay have to put up with quite a bit, yet." Some of the flylng;loi'pcdocs blew up -In- London In, daylight today. Hut Hie capllnl iuid 11 respite from altaek during Ihc night.- •'• ' As for the Allied air war, Nazi radios report American bombers from Ilaly, with n strong .fighter escort, slnick the Budapest area In Hungary loday. Other aircraft crossed tlie Dover Slrnlt.s in'clear- ing \Vcathcr this morning for new Wows at the 'continent.-The day- llglit rnlcls follow a new strike Into Germany last night by EAP Mos- qullo iMinlicrs. The planes strew- ccl two-ton blockbusters over Industrial objectives In the Ruhr, and mined enemy waters without loss Underground Busy As the Allies continued their Inrgc-scale land nml nlr assaults on the enemy, French phlrloUi spread havoc and destruction behind Nazi HUM. Ten million rfslstoi's—nt the behest of the Wench provisional govcrnmcnU—have r.worn to commit ten million acls of war against the toe before midnight. The guerrilla offensive has been ordered as a fitting commemoration ' of the 165th anniversary of the storming ot the Bastille. German troops In France arc being killed at this moment, cbilnbornlors are being cxc- culed, trains derailed, canals blocked and telephone cables destroyed. But a far different kind of ac- llvllles Is under way at Algiers, and In Ihe liberated portion of France. General Charles DcGuallc, back In Algiers after his trip to America, will lead Prance's observance of the national holiday. He Is scheduled to deliver a formnl address, review' a parade and pin decorations on heroes of the French Resistance Forces, nnd of the expeditionary troops In Italy. At Cherbourg In Free Fiance, official ceremonies were ' held 'to change the name of tlic main square from Place Marshal Pelain to Plac c General DeOniille. A United Stales flag was draped over the city's war memorial, and American guns tired a salute. Russians Ready For Push Upon Brest-Lilovsk Other Columns Close On Nazi Stronghold Guarding Warsaw LONDON, July M (UP)— The Ocnnnm lay they hiwc abandoned I'lnsk. a vital defense bastion on Die Russian front: Plnsk, which Is In that part of Poland taken by the Russians In 1030, commands all the northwestern part of the Prlpct inarches. Tho city's leported fall Indlcntcf the Russians have completed the conquest of the Pflpct swampland. 'Ihe Spvlct foicc.s nio now lonely for a push 100 miles due west against Ilrcst-Lltovsk on tho road lo Warsaw nnd Berlin'. 'Iwo olhei ftiiy;lnj> columns are rcpoilctl ahcudy eloilns against thcst-Lltovsk from nrca,s lo Ihc Jioilheiist mid sonllicast of PJnsk, Hcils Itciich Oroumi And In the norlh, Bqrlln reixnla that the Red Army hni> stormed Into Oiodiio, the vital defense point on the approaches lo. Fjist Priusln. Oioilno Is only 45 miles from prewar aermuny. 'Ihc Na/.l Tiansocean news agency f,pci\k,s of htioiiK nusslnn and In- tantiy nUncks nort|i of Groduo A noilln rtidlo commentator suys the Russians qn'oxcidrig extreme ' Ocrmnn New York Stocks AT&T : 163 Amer Tobacco 75 Anaconda Copper . .' 275-8 Beth Steel Chfysler ......... Coca Cola ....... Gen Electric ..... Gen Motors ..... Montgomery Ward N Y Central . ... Int Harvcstei" . . . North Am Aviation 65 1-4 85 1-4 139 1-2 39 1-4 65 7-8 48,1-4 20 1-4 TO i-8 0 3-8 Republic steel ......... -. . 20 3-8 Radio U 3-4 Socony Vacuum H 1-4 Sludebakcr . 10 1-4 Standard of N J 57 3-4 Texas Corp 48 3-4 Packard 53-4 U S. Steel 62 lion they've scraped tlie bottom of the Eurojwnn manpower barrel. Originally, Hitler went hunting tor living space for his Germans. Now he's willing to trade the living space Jot living Germans. niovomonts near Orodno — a 'hint thai Urn, loss of the shonghold Is expected A Cleriimn rejwrt of lighting cust and norlh ol Grodno suggests Urn I tlic Red Army H mass- Ing Iwforo East Prussia for^iv plunge' inlo the rich land of 'the 'Junkti - linroiis, > Na>l Defenses Totter Clcrmali admlsilon o( such grave reverses, ori'.lhe ensicni;irontUiidl- cate thn|, . the defr-iiMR of central Polnnrt and the l/nlt!c nre falling niwil Latest Moscow dispatches are well behind Na?l accounts' of the great bnltlc In lh6'ciisl.'..Tlie'most recent Rtisslnn report Kays Hint Soviet toiccs were 18 miles northeast and 27 miles southeast of Grodno. Tho Moscow (iccout)t placed (,hc Soviet vnnguard some'27 miles southcnst of Kiinnns, the pre-war cnpitn I of Lith- unnla. Mcnmvhlle, a Plnnlsli broadcast wains tho Finns that their country might soon be outflanked by n coin- j pleta collapse of German reslitaticc on the Baltic front. The capture of Wllno, which was in Poland before the ^yar nnd later became (he capital of Soviet Lith'- imnln, has freed hUije Soviet forces to Join In the drive against 'East Prussia. In nearly a week of violent street fighting some 8,000 Oenna'^i were killed and some 5,003 captured 1 at Wilno , Gandhi Decides To Help British Says H^ Will Help;: ( Allies Beat Japan;: Outlines Program NEW DELHI; Julji 14 (U:P.)- Mohandns Gandhi suddenly his reversed his; anti-British policy and pledged RSslslance in-the Allied fight against thefjapanese.- The Indian advocate ot unarmed resistance, In a surprise move, made public a- seven • point -program to help defeat the enemy, and' end the British-Indian political deadlock. -";.. - ".'. ,, : Gandhi's first declaration was a promise to make no political decisions without consulting the working committee of the All-Indian Congress. , . He said world affairs made it Impossible tor the Indian nationalists lo stick to their anti-British slogan of "Quit India," used in 1942. Gandhi sslrt he would be content with a national government under a British viceroy having control In civil administration only, and would advise, the India congress to participate in such a government. Gandhi also promised . to retire from the political scene after his country obtained that degree .of Independence, The oldest Moslem .newspaper, Amrlt Bazar Patrlka, welcomed Gandhi's seven-point program as a.means of saving the All-Indian Congress and' Gandhi's political career. It added that the way % now Is open for the Congress - to settle Us negotiations with -the Maslem Leagua and tha government.
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