The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 17, 1944 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 17, 1944
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So™ Wolfe Paper! It is valuable to the War ftfbrt/ The Boy Scouts will collect you, Scrap Paper .my Saturday BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT WaraDAUWD r\m w\ni*ErvA am *««....,,,.^ .. *^<^B W ¥ ^^tJ VOL. XLI—NO. 101 f Blythevllle Dally New Blytheville Herald Blyth«vUl» Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Or NORTHXABT ARKANSAS AMD eOUTHKAST 11I88OOJU RLYT1I1SVILLU, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JUM' 17, SINGLE COPIES FIVE GENTS' AMERICANS PIERCE DEFENSES OF ST. LO F.D.R. May Give Wallace Chance For Nomination But Will Not Press For Him On Ticket, Observers Believe By IMiled Press In Chicago, where the Democrats are gathering for prc-convcntton sessions, Mr. Wallace's polilica) future is hanging by a slender thread. Some observers say lliat President Roosevelt is determined to give Wallace a one-ballot chance to obtain vice presidential nomination. After that, they sny, h c may express his preferences among alternate candidates. Mr. Roosevelt has drafted n letter praising Wallace, and expressing his own personal preference for him as a running mate. However, the letter does nol Insist that he be on the ticket again. The letter probably will b c made public today or tomorrow. Barklcy on Hand The race for the second post is gelling hotter as convention opening nears. Senator Alben Barklcy of Kentucky has arrived at convention headquarters. But he has refused to comment on his vice presidential chances. It has been learned, however, that his name definitely will be presented to the convention. Another name high on the list of possibilities, Is that of War Mobilization Director James Byrnes of South Carolina. Frequently called assistant president of the United States, Byrnes may win tlie support of the solid/ South. South Carolina - parly ^leaders say they will try to win united Southern endorsement, at tlie caucus in Chl- , .'Elsewhere in Chicago/'the contest for seats between the:, rival .Texas delegations,? goes -before, a subeom nal action must be tAken by the credentials committee. " •' . At a meeting of the platform committee' ' tdday; •-'. farm leaders urged that an agriculture plank- call for'development of an economy of plenty with employment for all. Session Extended - In Brctton Woods,' N. H., delegates to the United Nations Monetary Conference have decided to extend the session for three days, so' they can complete plans for the international bank for reconstruction and development. Under tlie revised plan the convention will close on Saturday and not on Wednesday. 1 Another United Nations organization, for relief and rehabilitation, has received the full contribution of the United Stales for 1944 administrative expenses. Uncle Snni today paid UNRRA its four million dollar share of the expenses. Rus- sis has paid i$200,OBO of its share, but still owes nearly a million and a half dollars. Back in Washington, the War Production Board reports that quota assignments for 218,000 electric Irons hav e been given to four additional manufacturers. This brings to more than two million, the number of irons authorized under (tie program. Return From Normandy Front Long lines of men stream from an LST at an English port, returning from the Noi nnandy front, on their g ami rest camp in Enelnml. (Signal Corps Radlotcleptwlo from NEA tclcpholo.) James Scruggs Dies Yesterday Former Resident Will Be Buried Wednesday At Blytheville James Randolph Schruggs, former Biythcville resident, was found dead in bed at his home- in Hot Springs yesterday morning. "Death «'as attributed to a heart ailment.' He was 70. •.'•.'. - .•'•.'• . Member of a pioneer Blytheville family, Mr:' Scruggs came to this section Y'hen a child with his-pai> "ents, (lie lafe Mr., and Mrs. Jr'A. Scruggs, who'.werc.among the first settlers of BlytheviUc. Mr. Scruggs made his home'here until moving to Hot Springs 25 years ago. • He leaves two daughters. Mrs. John Martin of Van Buieji, and Mrs. Clay Smith of Houston, Texas; a son, Wilbur Scruggs, of New York; five sisters, Mrs. Frank Webb and Mrs. Euln Rulledge of Blytheville, Mrs. Willie Archer and Mrs. J. ti. Mosi.ey of Little ftock, and Mrs. M. O. Hoeggan of Chicago and one brother, Blytheville. Joe Scruggs of Storm Danger Diminishing On East Coast MIAMI. Fla,, July n. (UP)—The Miami Weather Bureau says that the tropical storm in the Atlantic no longer threatens the North Carolina and Virginia coasts. However, small craft have been warned to bc cautious for another 12 hours. The Weather Bureau says the storm should move north-northeast or northeastward with Increasing speed. Tile direction of movement takes the-storm away from ; the coast. Besides the!warning to small craft In tlie Wilmington, N. C., lo Block Island area, vessels in the path 'of the storm hn've also been .warned.'' Rites Tuesday For Victim Of Auto Accident Services for Alvin Utley, victim of an auto accident late Saturday afternoon near Canilhersville. will be held at 3 o'clock tomorrow af- . ternoon at the Caruthersvllle Chrls- The. body will ue sent here for ._ services and burial winch probably' Han Church, with the Rev. will be held Wednesday " BAAF, Trainee Hit By Truck; Driver Charged Injured when struck by a baking company truck' on North Highway 61 early Sunday morning, Aviation Trainee John McDcrmott, 19, of Jenkintown, Pa., was in the Bly- thcville Army Air Field Hospital today with a skull injury and head lacerations. His condition was described as satisfactory by hospital attendants. Tlie driver of the Tasty Baking Company truck, M. T. Burr, was freed on $250 bond this morning. He was charged with driving while intoxicated In connection with the accident which occurred in front of the Twin Gables Cafe. According to the BAAF Public Relations Officer, the soldier was hit by the truck as lie was standing on the east side of a car, which was parked on the west side of the highway headed south. The youth was talking to the occupant of the car when the truck, headed north, was said to have swerved over and sidcswiped him, knocking him to the pavment, Occupants of Ihe car were not injured. The youth wa.s given emergency treatment by a civilian and was carried tn the post hospital. The accident was Investigated by military police ana county officers. The truck driver was arrested at the scene of the accident. Aviation Trainee McDennoU was taking training at BAAP In maintenance procedure before going to pre-fltght school. Tlie P-51 Mustang fighter is powered by a 1520-hp Rolls-Royce Merlin motor. night. Mr, Scruggs is expected from' New York tomorrow. Dr. A. S. Dodd Is Found Dead In Off ice Here The body of Dr." A. s. Dodd. physician who moved here this Spring from Osceola, was found on the floor of his office In the Tngram building this morning by his Negro porter. He was believed to have been dead since Saturday night or early Sunday morning. Cause of the death had not been determined this morning but there were no signs to indicate other than natural causes, so it appeared unlikely that Mississippi County Coroner Austin Moore of Osceola would be called lo Investigate the death. Dr. Dodd had occupied offices In the Tngram building for about four months. His living quarters were adjacent to Ills office. A draft card found on the body by Investigating officers was the only information available concerning the man. Under Selective Service law, men up to the age of 65 formerly were rcrjuired to register. Registered at Osceola in April, 1942, he gave his age as 61 Osceola Selective Service Board offices said that Dr. Dodd had practiced there for several months but little was known about him. Last February ho notified tlie Osceola board of his change of address to Blytheville. No survivors were known. He was born In Byola in Pulton County. Cobb Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements which were incomplete today wliile an effort was being made to trace relatives. N. 0 Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open h!?h 2144 2155 2125 2135 2109 2115 2175 2181 2156 2165 close 2133 2118 2102 2172 2155 2137 2138 2111 2120 2098 2102 2167 2167 2H6 2H8 Chicago Wheat July. 158 I Sept. , 151 open high low close I58H 157 j& 157W 157« 157 158M 157K Utley was making a turn at. the Armory Building on Highway 84, was Uttcl Holland, 30, whose condition today was described as fair. The man suffered no broken bones in the accident, but the extent of his Injuries was not known today. Mr. Utley. who was unmarried, made his home with his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Utley, on the J. W. Hicks farm, south of Caruthcrs- ville. Smith Funeral Home of Ca- ruthersvllle Is in charge of arrangements. Negro Workman Killed In Fall From Building A fall from tho Biythcville High School rool proved fatal to Lawrence Parker, 50-year-old Negro, who died early yesterday morning. An employee of Ben While, contractor, the Negro was repairing the roof when he slipped and fell Hancock Youth Fatally Injured Services Held Today for Leachville Youth, Victim Of Accident Jnck Hancock, 18-vear-okl Leachville ,youth, died at 4:30 o'clock Salwdtiy afternoon, several hours after lie broke his neck In a. 25- foot fall from a large pile driver, which he was helping dismantle on a road near Rector. "ihe boy wfts': on loii the :.„...... machine wlieil p'rtrfof the"maclun? cry swung against "him, knocking him to the ground. Among the 'eyewitnesses was his fiither,- Stanley Hancock, who was former Mississippi County deputy sheriff here. He is now connected with the Highway Department and %vns In charge of the crew with which his son was working. Tlie youth was carried to^Dlxon Memorial Hospital at Paragouid where he died. Besides his father Jack leave.'! his mother and to brothers. Pvt. Stanley Hancock Jr., stationed In Texas, and Jerry Hancock, at home. Funeral services were held at 10:30 o'clock this morning at the Leachville Methodist, Church, with the Rev. n. E. L. ' Benrdcii, retired Methodist minister, officiating. Burial was made al Lcachvillc Cemetery. Gobi) Funeral Home was In charge of arrangements. Baby Dies At Gosnell Linda Fay Klnkhead, 10-month- old daughter of Pvt. and Mrs. Cclbort Klnkead, died at * o'clock Saturday night at the family home at Gosnell. The baby also is survived by a sisler, Lois. Private Kinkead Is stationed at Camp Carson, Colo. Services were to be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon nt Holt Fun- cm! Home with the Rev. O.scar L. Hay.s, pastor of (he Church of Christ, officiating, an^ burial at Memorial Park Cemetery. New York Cotton Mar. May July open )>ij!h low . 2140 2152 2130 2121 2132 2112 210G 2111 2093 close 2134 2134 2116 2115 3091 2038 from the three-story building Sat- Oct. . 2173 2178 2101 21G4 3161 urriay afternoon. U.S. Victories Cause Shuffle In Jap Command Nomura Takes Charge As Jap Navy Chief, Succeeding Shimada Hy United 1'irss .lapiin has changed nnviil ministers of American rlclorlcx In tlic Pacific. rtudlo Tokyo, hi nmumncltiK llm chance, snld It VVH.S dim lo (lie present, mnvc war .situation, Nino days invj, Amcrlcun forces completed conquest of Salpitn iBluiut, and no days u|?o, American navnl mills defeated « Japanese fleet in (lie Philippine Sea. The ousted minister wu.s Admiral Shlnincln, a 'member of Tojo's cnb- Inet since 1041. He lias held practically "every lilgli wmuncind diirliU! Ills 40 years of service In the Imperial Navy. The new niivy minister Is Admiral Nomura, described by Tokyo us ti wizard nt, submarine wnrlnrc. Incidentally, this Ls not DID snme Nomura who was In Washington talking pence nl Hie time the Jups carried out their sncuk attack on Penrl Harbor.. MucArlhur I'rnmlscil Aid An Intensification of the Allied warfare ngainst the Japanese Is Indicated by Australian Prime Minister Cinttn, who told the House of Rcprcsentntfvcs In Canberra today that Prime Minister Churchill promises to send largo and powerful forces to the Southwest Pacific before the year Is out. These British troops will fight under General MacArtlwr. But Ciirtln says the main English force "'111 not be available inittl Germany has been defeated. James Followay In California James Henry Followay, formerly of Blytheville, died-Saturday morn- Ins at Vallcjo, Calif., alter a short illness. He had been employed as a Greyhound Bus driver for the past year. He was 25. _ Born In East Prnirle, Mo., Mr. i-'olloway came lo Blytheville when 10 years old, He made his home here with )i's mother and foslur fplher. Mr. mid Mrs. Jack Ferau- sc:i, until moving to California last Scar. Ills wife and four ycav iml daughter, Jinimtc Helen, ;.u:'vl'C. lie nlsn leaves two brothers, Walter W. Followay, motor machinist second class In the Navy, who Is stationed in the Pacific, and J. C. Ferguson, scnmaii second class, nl Sun Diego, Ciillf., and three sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Fraser of Vnllcjo, and Irene Ferguson and Masinc Ferguson, both of BlythcvlllD. The body Is being sent to Blytlic vlllc where funeral Bciyiccs, In charge of Cobb Funeral Home, will be held. Arrangements were Incomplete today. New York Stocks A T & T 1G2 3-4 Amer Tobacco 74 3-4 Beth Steel (» Chrysler OS Coca Cola 135 1-2 Gen Electric 39 Gen Motors 05 1-8 Mostgomery Ward .... 47 7-8 N Y Central 20 1-1 Int Harvester North Am Aviation nejinbllc Sleel Stndebakcr Standard of N J Texas Corp Packard Dec. . 2I5C 21fi3 2143 2MV 2148 17 s steel 7» 3-1 t) l-a 10 3-1 18 3-8 57 1-2 •IB 1-2 G 5-8 TODAY'S WAR AHALYSIS— Red Tide Soon May Flow Over German Soil Hy JAMUS IIARPHK Uiillnl >'rrw SlaH Writer World War Two, horn in f.'urnmn.v, w going back home The Nnxi army which ciusscd Din Iwilor of 20 Kiironcnii nation* is about lo erostt iltt own bonier, going biickwnnl I he Kussimi Imnle miiy already have moved into whnl Ger- nutny considers its lioiucltind. _ At Hie last report, Soviet soldiers were within <ifi miles oi old KijHl I'riissiH mid were prepm-in^ lo e»ler H .section of Poliiml added to Wast Prussia-in the 1'JSO grab. Thus, Iho Red nnny, dceliircd by Hitler in 1041 to have been (lesl.rnvpn lnr-n\'nr n 'm ultrv,<j t~ ........r..:l:.i_ i . Late Bulletins STOCKHOLM, July 11 (VU 1 .) — A Si«>ili<>ti iii'H!((i;UH'r rcpnrlslliat lUisshui piuiicliullsls have luiiil- c'll lu Kasl 1'iusshi. KOMK, July 17 (ll.l'.)-KI B lilli Anny (ronps have crossnl Hip Upper Arim liver five mllr.s northwest nf ucwly-wim Arcjzii, «i|)liiriii(f n lirldgo Indict In a speedy ailvancc. Reds Advancing On East Prussia Victorious Russians Roll Westward From • 'Captured Grodno LONDON, July 17. tUP)—A Moscow dispatch today, reported violent fliilUlngJu ."the Immediate neighborhood of East •Prussia," Smashing westward from Mpturcd<Orod- no, tl)c Russians arc'pounding"'"closo to th'e section of Poland hdcloil- to En'sl-'Prussia by Germany In 1939. Grodno itself Is only is miles Irotii tills nre« ami W> tram (lie old "frontier of East Prussia. • ••• To the north, tiio Russians lire breaking Into the outer defenses of Kaunas, pre-war capital of Lltli-1 uanln. Together with Grodno, ft was the last German base of any consc'nue'ticc before, the East Pnls- slan border. Meanwhile, Nazi broadcasts say a Russian offensive Is picking up speed In lower Poland, alined at the German base of Lwow. The .Russians themselves haven't mentioned this push, nut they frequently are quiet about a new offensive until there are concrete gains to report Bar Group Approves Plan To Change Marriage'Law 13ATESVILLE, Ark., July 17 (Ul>> —The Eighth Chancery.Circuit, Bur Association has endorsed proposed legislation which would require .a three-day notice in writing filed with county clerks of Intent to apply for marrlnge licenses. The bar association members pledged their support to the revised marriage law and agreed to assist In Its presentation before the next seseion of the legislature. The new law Is sponsored by Pulaskl Chancellor Frank H. Dodge. M. J. Sclioonovcr of Pocahontas was elected president - to succeed M. Plckcns of Newport. (.0 prueipiUtlc hia gravest "crisis. . . Nolhhig, not even the collapse of Italy or Ihe bomblnn of Na/,1 cltlM, could hint Killer's prestige like Ihe Invasion of .acrmj\i> soli. For years, Berlin propagandlsls told the folks at home of Ihe circle of steel enclosing Germany which no army could puncture,. A ring of torts, they suld, would keep (lie soil of Iho Uclch Inviolate. Today, tho beat Hitler can do is to tell Hie Qimnnii people lo "fight to snvo the fnllicrlniu) from destruction for all llmo." Iiln\v Tn Nml Morale .The Invasion nt East Prusxln, further, Is likely lo stir ill least momentary panic In Clummny. A thnlBl into Hie province In 1014 created such frenzy that the Kaiser" quickly transferred two whole army groups from the western front. Thus, lie so weakened Ills forces In Franco that they lost the battle of the Mnrne..'1'ht' prcs- unl Cicnuaii '(jcncral staff may Inake a mine level-headed decision. T3»t, even so, tlic Invasion />fEast Chicago Rye open high low close July . IMS 113)1 11054 110«'1I3'/! Sept.. IMS IM',i 111% 11114 1HV1 Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy Mils CO 1-2 afternoon, lonlght and Tuesday. On Photographer's Chest, Vice President Wallace Drives Bargain For Destruction Of Unauthorized Negative WASHINGTON, July 17. (UP) — Vice-president Wallace was involved in a scuffle with a news photographer in the lobby of the Wardman Park Hotel Annex last Thursday. The photographer, Robert Wood- sim, of Acme News Pictures, says Wallace sat on his chest, and bargained to have an unauthorized picture destroyed. Then Wallace posed for the photographer. There has been no comment from Wallace or his associates. But here Is the photographers description of what happened. "I waited for five hours last Thursday at the Wardman Park Hotel Annex to make a picture of Vice President Wallace. "Finally in the late afternoon, Mr. Wallace came In and went to the mall desk. While he was talking to a clerk, I got up and asked. 'Mr. Wallace, how about a picture,please?"' "He looked around at mo with a peculiar expression on his face. 'No, no, nor he said, backing' away. "Then he turned and halt ran down the steps leading to outside the hotel, I went lo the ton of the steps where I could see Mr. Wallace cm the landing. "Mr. Wallace, with a brief case in one hand, was In a half-crouching jiositloii. Apparently he wa.s trying lo decide which way to go. He was holding his face away from me, "Then, as he looked around for a second, I took my picture. With Ilia I he charged back up tlie steps shouting, 'Give me that plnte-I want, that platel' "I backed away from him, honestly startled. I hadn't expected any trouble. You wouldn't expect tlie vice president of the United States to come after you like that. "I didn't know what to do. so I continued backing away. Mr. Wallace went on shouting, 'Give me that plate!' Half ciouchcd over, like a professional wrestler, lie suddenly soiled through the air and grabtxd me around the neck with his free arm. "I was bent over trying to protect my camera and his lacklc caught me off balance. Wo went lo (he floor, with him on top of nw and his arms still around my neck. .1 didn't take any measures to defend myself, but kept cove" Ins the camera. We threshed around for several seconds, "A small crowd, including al least 15 children between the ages of seven and 12 who had been playing In the lobby, saw the tussle wllh wide eyes and bated breath. "Still half-pinning me down with his body. Mr. Wallace tried to get the plate holder, unsuccessfully. Then suddenly he slopped struggling. "Still on the ground with him above me, f said, 'Mr, Wallace. J have been waiting for five hours to get a picture of you.' 1 explained that it was my job to take pictures and that I didn't intend ; to give him the plate. " 'I'll mnko a bargain with you,' he offered. " 'What's that?' I asked. We still were on the floor. '"If you will destroy that plate I will go oulside snd pose for yon.' " "He relaxed Ills hold on me. '."That's all right, I'll agree to that," I answered. "We got up and brushed ourselves off before the sinaecd audience. We went out a rear exit. "A." _wc were solng out the vice president snid. 'Once I went to sleep In a barber chair and a photographer who was In tlie shop at the lime got his camera and look my picture. Thai made me very angry.' "We went out to the tennis courts. Mr. Wallace bat down on a bench and I photographed him. Then, In his presence, I destroyed the o[hcr plate, ' i "Mr. Wallace and I shook hands. '"Well, it's all going to be forgotten now, 1 " he said. " 'As far as I'm concerned it Is,'" I replied. 'Afr. Wallace I would like lo get a picture of you playing tennis.' '"II may bc possible for mo ,to get up a game,*" he said. 'I'll go upstairs and change clothes.' "While he was gone hotel detectives swarmed around mo askinc for details of the scuffle upstairs. "About 15 minutes later Mr. Wallace came down, dressed for tennis, and posed with three friends at the net. "We parted on amiable terms." Prussia Is liound to tnkc Us toll /n Gcrmnii morale. ; Aside from the morale factor, n Russian llifust 'io the Baltic shore of Enst Prulssla might "tnip the pernum 10th and, 18th Armies, now,.:In . I.iUvIa "lind .Estprjia. "At best, they could only 'escitpeWr'-,,,-. a perilous evacuation by. sea;"'Such n thriut nlro would Isolate,'; seven ClDi'inim divisions In Finland awl simultaneously remove the source of IB per cent of Hitler's nlcklc. It Is a safe bet that thc i Germans already luivc started evacuating some of Ihclr .Baltic forces. Last week, the Berlin commentator, Lieutenant General Kurt Dlttncr, saldt ,"Al the moment, everything depends on rc-cslnblLfhliig the situation caused by the deep Soviet lirenk-lliroiiBh. For this purpose it will bol bc jvjsslblc lo avoid even large-scale straightening of the, line." Defense Zone Formidable The only way the Germans could .-.tralghlcn their lines, short of n successful offensive, Is by pulling out of the Balllcjt altogether.' For years, they have maintained powerful defenses running north and south through East Prussia. And they niay well, fall ,back to this zone. It star(s aLTllsjl and nwves fouth through, the swatnpy Masur- ian Lakes, near where .the Germans defeated the Invading lius- ilHii army 1:1 1014. This line, covering rougnly Ihree- fourtlis of East E'nissla, Is designed lo protect Konlgsberg, the greatest seaport, naval base and fortress in eastern Europe. The city, wlth>a 1039 population of 370,000 Is the capital of East Prussia and the administrative center for a wide surrounding area. Prom an economic standpoint, an invasion of East PrvA'.la would hardly be a crippling blow to the. German war machine. Except In Kocnlgsbcrg and Danzig, no large Industrie)! arc located there. Essentially, It U a level farming country, Ideal tor the free movement of armies. In the north arc ccnlly rolling plains fringed, by dunes. In tlic soulh, a low plateau with the highest hills rising no more than one thousand feet. Tlie entire country Is checkered wllh small swnmps and lakes. Thousiuids of bombed-out German civilians have been crammed Into this province, about twice the Mzc of New Jersey. Soon, those civilians will He on the move again, further taxing the over-strained German railroad system. Behind them they will leave the old Junker families, the traditional militarists of Germany. For years the cold-eyed men of East Prussia dreamed o( conquering the world. Now the men of the Soviet arc coming Into contiuercd East Prussia. Livestock ST. LOUIS, July 11 (U.EO—Hogs 14,500, alable 14,000; top $13.80; 180-270 pounds 413.15 to $13.80; 140-160 pounds '$12.10 to $13.15; sows 411.75, Cattle 8,600; salable .7,500; calves 2,800, all salable; mixed yearlings find heifers $14.00 to $15.5D; cows $8.00 to $10,50; canners and cutters $,11.00; slaughter steers $10.00 to $17.00; slaughter heifers $8.00 to $16.50; stocker 47.50 10 413.00. and feeder steers Heavy Fighting Underway Today For Stronghold Pericrs and Lessay Also Under Attack By American Units ' LONDON, July 11 (UP),—Ame;,- :tui KOldleis have (ought their way iiislile St Lo, aernmny'4 slrongeU torlrehs on the American sector of ihe Noimandy fionl, Yank patiols entcied the bomb- ivrcckcd city and very heavy fight- Ing Is In progress nil around St'. "Mil 1 - Information came fiom^an official spokesman at Allied hcad- [iinrteis. lie made clc\r that Si,, Lo, although entered by the patrols, was not yet In American hands St. Lo Is an Important position ['he cicnnim-, Imve made It tho lilngc of thcti entire line in Nor- nnndj II k located at the bine of the Cherbouig peninsula, and tho Amci leans resumed their attacks :>n the Uuhliornly defended ix>s,i- tlon ut dawn, Ground mists hampered Amcrlcnn Artillery support In tlic opeulni! hours of the new bat- tic. '( Oilier Gnlns Reported • C Besides Hie penetration Into St. Lo, Hie Alllei In northern Franco made small but Important gains all along the Normandy Uric. Oilier United States forces are storming the ncRi appionohes of Clci ninny's remaining two strong- liohils iii the. western sector 61 the front, Pcrlcrs and Lessay. ' Inching ever closer to Pcrier^, they sclml a tovn only a mile to the northwest And, flvo and one- linlt. miles to the southeast, th.ey cut th(i highway Unking the town with SU -Lo. ;A5; for ..(ho. battle for Lessny, tho latest words from headquarters' says, the 'Americans have crossed tho Hooded area east of tho town Earllci, the London Evening Standard repoiled tllat the' Americans had driven Jnslde of Leviay ii*'.wo.]i o»4?^y bg j<nd itiwt/QcT- - mnn defenses Ufetpre^thcjlwo toyuj tied'crnokod,^H6wevsr, the latest ' official word fin Id "onls that the Americans were advancing on the town from three sides. IMtlsh Enter, Villages On the eastern end of the Normandy front, British forces, waging n new '-'Offensive i below battered Cnen, drove forward several hundred yards In extremely heavy fighting. They fought their way into tlie two key vjllages of Noyers nml Evrcey, and, at the last report, were battling the Germans through the streets, One report says tlie new Brltlsh- Canadlnn assault below Caen has gained lip to -nearly three miles. And United Press \Vnr Correspondent Richard McMillan says British guns shelled German positions In tlie area all night, turning them Into what a staff i'btflcer called "hell on 'earth;" Up War Correspondent McMillan sums up the battle tills way: ^ "We continue to make local gainpi elbowing the enemy out from clumps of woods, slowly but surely pushing "our way toward'tli<TCaen plain where we will--find room aiid suitable terrain to carry oh an armored battle." . United Press War Correspondent James McOllncey reports that'.wlth Improving weather swarms of ^Allied planes' are directly supporting : the ground troops In Normandy. Some 750 : Ameilc,nn heavy bombers,alSD helped out today by bombing bridges and marshalling yards' i\j the network of, French railroads feeding Into the battle area, Artiong the targets were ' more than a dozen bridges In a- wide, circle around Paris arrd-jrall' yards about 35 miles West of the S^ss border. Tlic planes also hit, a Hying bomb supply dump. x More of those robot bumbs fell into the London area lost rilght for the first time In six nights. And the bombardment continued during the day. causing'casualties and damage. While some American p.lancs struck at France from Britain, others came from Italy. America.ii four-motored' Liberators, escorted by Mustangs and Lightnings, attacked three bridges and a rail yard in south France, ,.'. William Bolin, 5, Dies At Calumet Yesterday ' V , . - • ' Funeral services for William Bolln, age five, were held at -3 o'clock this, afternoon at Holt Funeral Homft with the Rev. G. W. Archer, pastor of'Calvary Baptist Church,- officiating. Burial was made at ;Memorial Park Cemetery. The child, son of Mi" and Mrs".' W. L. Bolln, died at 1:30 o'clock- yesterday afternoon at thb family home ftt Calumet. • He also: leaves three sisters. Ulen, Helen, and Jo Ann. Lions To Have 'Smoker' Members^of the, local Lions club will meet tomorrow night, 7:30 o'clock, at Hotel Noble for a smoker. It was announced today by Chester Caldwell, president of the club. Hits meeting will replace the regular luncheon meeting 6' the club.

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