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Sari Poptr , /« f, va/«oWe to the Wor fffhrtf T». Boy Scout, »JfJ crifet y o«, Scrap Papr mr, Safurrfoy BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOT DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTMUHT AnB- 1MQ1Q ,^ „ _______________ *• ' '*-^ ' f »<*X li VOL. XLI—NO. 107 TODAY'S WAB ANALYSIS War On Russia Backfires For German Army By JAMES HABFER United Fren SUH Writer Russia has flipped back Ihe pages of history 37 months. The German army now Is right back where It started in June of 1941, minus mountains of equipment, millions of soldiers and all hope of victory. The pendulum has made a full swing. Germany's war on Russia long since has turned Into Russia's war on Germany. German soldiers have all but left Russian soil. And Russian soldiers arc preparing to step onto German soil ' History has repeated itself, In reverse. Russia's new offensive bears a marked resemblance lo the first Nazi drive Into the Soviet. Moving out from the Bug river line In Poland and East Prussia 'in 1941, the Germans gained nearly 400 miles in a single month. That's a speed of 13 miles a day. The Russians, in their month - old offensive, have sped some 350 •••. miles, or around ...11 miles a day. M But the two James Harper "drives may be contrasted ns well as compared. In 1941, the Russians were trading space for soldiers. They were falling back In orderly fashion, avoiding encirclements, saving their forces for a counter-often.sive. Now, the Germans are trading sol- dters for space, and losing both. They're trying to hold everywhere, and losing everywhere. Germany's Space Limited There's another difference In the Iwo drives. Russia, in 1941, could have rctr'ealcd 5000 miles if need be. But the Germans aren't so plentifully supplied with space. They can only retreat some 315 miles before passing'through Bcr- iln. Already, the Soviets have won Pskov, last pre-war Russian city held by the Germans. • Presumably, they're also clearing, the, narrow ribbon of. fand along' the Estonian frontier, only pre-1939 .Russian soil _ held'by .the Nazis. :.'" • V . '"• • Germany's eastern defense.line Is BlythtvJUe Daily Nam BlyttwrtU* courier County Expected To Poll Heavy Vote In Preferential Primary With 12,051 poll tax receipts issued to Mississippi t-ountmus, ii heavy vote is forecast in tomorrow 1 DemcnUie preferential primary election when citizens name the candidates of their choice to fill 10 public offices, including scats iu_tbc United States Senate and House of Representatives, ~ *antj governor of Arkansas. Voting ID the county's 51 precincts will begin at 8 o'clock tomorrow morning and Ihe boxes will close at 6:30 p. m. •In lh c event that a candidate receives one vole over 50 per cent of Ihe voles cast In his race, lie will win the election and will not appear in the run-off election, held Aug. 8. . In addition lo senator, congressman and governor, voters will express their preference for lleutcn- when German defenses congeal; shifting their weight to another' sector. The Red Army struck first across Lithuania 1 to within 13 miles of the Baltic Sea. When German resistance stiffened,' it lashed nut toward Lwow at the lower end of the front. And it struck in between at Brest-Litovsk straight toward Warsa'w. The Russians now are only 50 miles from the 650-mlle-long Wisla or Vistula river, last natural defense line before Germany proper. The Nazis have been fortifying this zone for years. But the German army has seen its Fatherland and Leningrad Lines crumble. It has seen the Kharkov, Dnepr, Prut, Mareth, Gustav and Hitler Lines fall even as its Hindenburg Line fell in the last war. The Nazis cannot expect the Vistula Line to hold now. Three-Pronged Drive Russia's offensive is divided into three parls. In what probably is the main push, the Red Army is hammering toward Warsaw, 50 miles nway, which In turn is only 319 miles from Berlin. But such a push, forming a finger-like, salient thrusting toward Germany, would be highly vulnerable to flank attack either from German divisions in the Baltic or from German divisions in the Balkans. Hence, the Russians are insulating their central drive,. In the north, they're moving toward the Baltic Sea to seal off the 20 German divisions In Estonia and Latvia, in the south, they're closing around the five-point rail junction of Lwow to fence off the central push from that elde. r Thus, nine Russian armies are moving westward in eight sectors scattered over n line as long as the distance from New York to Chicago. In 1941, everyone wondered: "Where will the German army slop?" . Now at least they're beginning to get the answer. It's Berlin. Candidates Busy At Vote Getting Office-Seekers Make Last-Minute Appeals Via Rallies, Radio LITTLE HOCK, July 24 (U.P.) — The Arkansas political campaigns arc la the homo stretch. Today, the candidates are winding up their work with their biggest rallies, making tliefr most important speeches, either before homecoming crowds or over the radio. Tomorrow, John the polls. Citizen takes over at f Armorel Infant Dies Funeral services for Glenda Fay Rogers, five-moiith-old daughlcrof Mr. and Mrs. Bob Rogers of tieur Armorel, were held at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon- at Number Nine Cemetery with the Rev. Homer Robinson, pastor of 'the Armorel Baptist Church, officiating. The infant died at 10:30 o'clock last night at Blythevtlle Hospital where she was admitted Friday. Besides her parents she leaves-a sister, Ruby, and two brothers, Bob and Jerry. : - - ,. Cabb Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Livestock ST. LOUIS, July 24 (U.P.)— Hog receipts 13,000 head, with 12,000 salable. Tlie top, $14.60; 180-240 pounds $14.50; 140-160 pounds S12.50 to $13.00; sows $11.50. Cattle receipts, 9,000 head, with 8.000 salable. Calves 2,500, all salable. mixed yearlings and heifers There Isn't a pollllcal camp that doesn't predict certain victory for Its candidate. There Is a sameness about the claims, "We will carry the state by about 10,000 votes." It has been an interesting campaign, full of colorful candidates who appealed to the voters through every device—from claims of extreme suallficatlons to claims of extreme merit mid records of efficiency and economy. The voters have seen free shows and have eaten barbecued goat. They've seen one of the most intensive advertising campaigns in years. Their radios have boomed with the voices of men and women extolling the virtues of the candidates. Tomorrow they'll show wlmt they thought of it all. In today's windup, practically every major candidate goes on the air for a last-minute shot at the voters. Governor Adklns will campaign in • western Arkansas and Colonel Barton goes to El Dorado for tonight's homecoming rally. Senator Caraway makes a major radio talk and Representative Fillbright appears at a rally at Pine Bluff. In the Governor's race, Dave Terry, Ben Laney and Bryan Sims all make radio talks . tonight. Sims flies to Fort Smith today to'c.onfer with his partisans in ; northwest -Arkansas. Laney.. holds 'a Little Rock" rally."''.' "•"'•' ""; -" - < ^ Candidates, for lieutenant governor, .secretary of slate, attorney general and state auditor also are closing their campaigns. And throughout Arkansas, seekers for county and district office are taking one last, fling at vote getting. Tlic ca'pitol will close tomorrow as is customary on election day. Ruml Works Out New Tax System Individual Salaries Would Produce Most Of Federal Revenue WASHINGTON, July 24. (UP) — The National Planning Association ias'advocated a new system of federal taxation whereby the government would get most of its revenue from taxing Individual salaries. Under the proposal, Income ta\'es on corporations would be abolished altogether, and .in their place, would be a so-called franchise tax of five per cent which would represent the value of doing business In corporate form. The NPA, a private organization, says Its aim la a national Income of HO billion dollars produced by 55 million persons working 40 liours a week. In other words, a national average of about S50 a week salary. The recommendations of the NPA were prepared by Beardsley Kuml, the New York department store ex- icuttvc and sponsor of the pay-as- you-go tax plan, H. Christian Sonnc, president of Amsinck Sonnc and Company, and Leon Henderson, the former price administrator wlio is now with the Research Institute of America. In advocating abolition of the corporate taxes, the NPA report says such a move would permit an expansion of activity which in turn would lower the cost of goods and services. And thai, says the NPA, would pave the way for wage Increases. As for individual income taxes, they'd be based on a graduated scale, under the NPA plan, and would be reduced as soon as possible. Other proposals include a tax on alcohol, tobacco and gasoline, but ho general sales tax. ; It also calls for a public, works project to help stabilize, the 'business cycle. It would'establish a new executive agency similar to the office of War Mobilization with broad power in Issuing fiscal and tax directives, and It recommends Increasing lending abroad to help stabilize war-torn countries so they may begin to produce commodities needed by the United Stales. - (int-governor, secretary a! slnte, attorney general, auditor, associate Justice of the Supreme Court, district prosccullng allorney, nnd Little River township conslnblc. The candidates for county offices will b c voted on In the Aug. 8 election. Judges nnd clerks who were nn- iiounccd lost week by the Mississippi County Dcmocrallc Central Committee will preside at the elec- Hon. Tti e Central Committee, which prepares the ballot nnd Is In charge o'. the cleclion, is composed of at least tu-o members from each township. The number of representatives of a township Is based on the number of votes In (Jml area. Jesse Taylor is committee chairman. Other officers nrc Minor Tny- lor of Kclstr, vice-chairman nm! J B. Hunn of Osceola, secretary. Mrs. f,foll!e Stcrnbcrg is women's vlcc-chnlrninn. Chief Berrymon Returns From School of FBI Chief of Police William Bcrry- roan arrived this morning from Washington. D. C., where lie was graduated Sulurday from the FBI National Academy. Chief Bmryman attended r. 14- week course in the latest developments In crime detection. He was one of 38 law enforcement officers from all sections nt the United Stales lo finish in the 25th class of the school. While Chief Berry/nan was in Washington on a leave of absence from .the local police force, Desk Sergeant Charlie Short was acting chief -.of police. /r ( f 16.50. Stocker and feeder steers ' 97.50 lo $13,00, New York Cotton open high low close pr.cl. May . 2055 2074 2055 2073 2051 July . 2033 2055 2038 2053 2035 Oct. . 2111 2134 2111 2134 2113 Dec. , 2069 2U1 2089 Pius Reported To Be Sending Peace Feelers By United Press Pope Pius Is reported involved in new peace feelers. Dispatches from Vatican city sny the Pontiff sent out peace feelers over the weekend. It has been learned that yesterday the Pope discussed a program with Archbishop Spellman of New York, a program which the Catholic leaner iiopes might br.ing the war in Europe to nn end soon' U also Is revealed that on Saturday, two assistant Vatican secretaries of state talked with the German envoy to Vncican-CIty, Baron Ernst Von Welzackcr. United Press staff correspondent Reynolds Packard, In reporting the peace development, says: "Their talk was understood to have revolved around n-hat kind of government likely would be established in Germany if Adolf Hitler should bc overthrown, and Us attitude toward peace might be." Tlie Pope, according to the UP correspondent, Is described us feeling thit the reported crisis inside Germany is such as lo afford an opportunity In which the possibility of peace must not bc overlooked^ Tlic two assistant Vatican secretaries of state asked the German envoy his opinion on what could oe expected if Pope Plus opened the way for peace talks in the event the present Nazi government should break down. To that, the Nazi envoy according to authoritative sources, said that much depended on the Allies. Tie Is NEW8PAPKR Or NORTHIAST ARKANSAS AND BODTHKA8T UIBBOCK1 BLYTHKVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JULY 2-1, 1044 Dies In Battle Tech. Scrgt. Willie Ferguson who was killed in action In New Guinea June 24, lie had been overseas for more than « year, and also'had served In Alaska with the former local National Guard company.' He leaves his wife and (wo chlldrci A. E. Short, 65, Dies Here Today Services To Be Held Here Wednesday For Weil-Known Resident A. E. Short diet! at \ o'clock 'tills morning at his home, 2100 West Chickasaivbii, of n heart ailment, llu was 65. Employed as engineer at the TBiy- Ihcvllle Army Air Field at the time of Ills death. Mr. Short wiis a Tonne,- riillivmci man and farmer. A resident of Hlythevllle for :«l years, lie came here Irotn Mount Vcnion, III., where lie was born. He leaves his wife, three sons, N H. Short and Charles L. Short of Blythcvllle, and W. T. Short; ol Madison, III., and t wo chmglifers, Mrs. J. w. Wllford of Blylhovlllc Mrs. Hob Bennett, of Uiwton. Okla. Funeral services will be held at 4:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Cobb Funeral Home with the Rev. Mitchell' Hoii.-ilon, pastorYor the Number Nine Baptist Church" officiating: Burial will be made' v at Mapl e Urovc Cciuoi'cry, Tobacco Grower^ Ask Restoration Of '43 Ceilings WASHINGTON. July 24 (Uf>) — Southern tobacco fnrmers protest-' present price ceilings have serv- in ed an ultimatum on Economic Stabilization Director Representatives of Vlnson. tobncco farmers in five Southern stales called on Vlnson to restore 19-13 celling prices on lobnceo, and "within 24 liours." A spokesman for the farms said unless the 1343 ceilings iverc rc- itored, the tobacco men would have !o attack the democratic pledge that farmers would receive a return equal to that of industrial workers. The spokesman snid they would tell tobacco farmers that the democratic pledge is "insincere." Democratic representative Lex ireen of Florida declared It was whnt he termed "a deplorable shame" that the farmers had to resort to special protest. E. G. England, head of the OPA tobacco .section sold the cigarette manufacturers had Informed him that retail prices would have to be raised unless the 1943 ceilings were lowered. He added that any Increase in cigarette prices would automatically cause a Jump In the cost of living and that Is what the OPA seeks to prevent. New York Stocks AT&T Amer Tobacco _ Anaconda Copper 25 7-8 162 1-8 73 1-2 Beth Steel Chrysler . Coca Cola 61 3-8 01 1-2 135 Hirohito Talks WifhKoisoOn Political Setup Conference In Tokyo Comes As Americans Invade Tinian Island II)- United I'lc.ss Japan's new premtei 1 conferred with Emperor Hlrnlilio loduy us Ilidr Iroops were flghthiK two more losing bullies In tliu Pacific, the American Invuslons of auiini mid Tiiilnn. A 'I'okyo broadcast snyu Premier Kolso reported lo the Emperor on Jniwii's political slltmtlon. it's Ihclr first nniiounccil mcellnu since last week's cabinet upheaval. '1'liD enemy broadcast gins 110 dclitlls of Ihc conference, By Uic sumc tokes, llio Jnps also are silent on the newest American operations In (he Pacific, the Invasion or Tlulim Island In the Marianas, (lie second limutlon In three dnys. Thai Invnsloii now Is In Its second dny nrnl n slendy slreiim of supplies Is rollint! Into bciichhcnd.s on the 20 n.uarc mile Islnnd. All signs point lo n i]u!ck eonqiicsl of 'Ilnlan. At Inst, report, the Murlnes, were meeting only light ground opposition as more landings were umdc. Tlie stcudy boom of tremendous naval barrages mid nerlnl bomljiird- inent were • smothering enemy fortl- HcaClonri. Oilier Marines and Army troops, 120 miles to the south (in Ouiun Island, appear on the VCLBC ')< joining forces on the Island's west cons I. Knelt n Junction, us you may I'.now, would cut off Orole I'cnln- Biiln und lUs nlrfleld from which 13-2(1 Super Fortresses wilt be ul>Ic lo bomb Jnjmu. As n mailer of ftict, front dls- palcfics this morning sny (he Americans liivvc plugged Hie lust escape corridor nn unknown number of Jaiis trapped on Ilic peninsula. Across Hie Pacific— on Ihe Chinese land communique battles. for the last two dnys In naA~ a'rtiiind tlie besieged cliy of Hprjgyiifig. 'American nnd Chinese filers, wlv> ruin. ... the ,. .skies over fronl^ii today tells of bitter ,. . .. , . , . ,,^.(»n-kiciir; '.anil ; maclilno-Bunncd cn- " ' ems' positions... Elsewhere In • C/hliu . the jAincrlcan airmen sank 50 Jnp supply boats, destroyed 40. junks unit left 12 more sinking. And there's one more .story about tlic fighting In the I'uolfic In Ihe news loday. Two Army men who are home In Boslon on furlough say that th/ius- nncls of Japanese .soldiers fought Ihc battle for New Guinea actually thinking they were fighting lu California. Tlic two men. Lleiilciiunt Colonel Richard J. Havcsscy and Corporal Winston C. Urlggs, sny the Japanese fleet cruised the I'nclfli: Islands for weeks so that the Japanese troops nlviard would tbhik they were making the long trip to said to have inferred that any new government In Germany would favor He ace. Further, the German ambassador Is understood to have told the two Vatican officials tlial In his opinion Russia would bc the biggest stumbling block in the way lo any peace efforts by tlic Pope. As his reason, the German pointed out tliat though the Vatican has diplomatic relations with olhcr United Nations It has no direct contact with Moscow However, some quarters feel lhat the Pope, . determined to overlook no opportunity for establishing peace, might ask the United Slates and Britain to provide a channel for communicating with Russia. Gen Electric Gen Motors .......... Montgomery Ward . N Y Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation Republic steel Radio . Socony Vacuum Studebaker Standard of N J Texas Corp .. Packard . U S Steel ... . Chicago Rye onen high low Sept. . 155% 156-X 155 Dec. . 15614 156S I5S-M ... 37 3-4 ... 61 3-ft -16 1-2 . . . . 20 . . . . 74 3-4 . ... 81-2 . ... 19 ... 10 3-8 13 5-3 18 ... 56 3-4 47 3-4 5 1-8 58 clo.se pr.cl. 155!i 156*,, 155 \ I56S Olhcr dlgnlla Francisco Dorla of Mexico and \ P. Bianco, und Mexican Navy, sloncr Jess Ca\ city of New Or Today's launct monies ycslerda thousandth boat Higglns plant w Navy on the lak< An aviation c tends entering field after the tronio attendan rages which wll tloors and turn house lights as the garage door Tribute Paid To Mexico In Launching Of Ship NEW ORLEANS, July 24 (UI')~ Paying tribute to Mexico lor her contribution to the wur effort, the Ulgghis Industries today launched .he S. S. Veracruz at it.s Indus-' trial csnal plant. High-ranking Mexican officials were present for the launching. Mrs. Andreas Horcasltns, wife of :hc Mexican tourist agent in Louisiana, sponsored the vessel. She was assisted by Mrs. Anwrcw J. Hlg- jlns, 6r,, wife of the president of Higglns Industries. The launching departed fromcus- ;orn a bit when a bottle of Imiiort- ed Tequila, Mexican whiskey, was used In christening the ship. The name for the ship was sug- sled by President Manuel Avila Camach oof Mexico. Dr. A. Ortiz Tirade, widely known Mexican singer, opened the program by singing the Mexican national tinthcni. He was accompanied by the Klgglns plant band, present were Finance Cojnrols- Cave represented the the automobile fir plans an cleo for private ea- Helpless Swiss Watch Noz/s Slay Civilians U5NDON, July 24 (U. F.)—Swiss dispatches report that the Germnas have burned and pillaged Hie beautiful Geneva lakeside village of SI Gtngolph on Ihe FrcticlvSwlss border. Dozens of the Inhabitants were executed in reprisal for French National attacks on the German garrison. "Practically the whole town was a mass of smoking ruins this morning," the Swiss report safrf Partisan'forces were 2lin win* EHM •« u.i 1 "" v "°" «««» were Many sucn scenes were enacted in 2UO 2088 said to havo occupied the town lor .sight of Swiss soldiers, officers a time Saturday until they were and civilians, who looked on help- driven out by superior German ' " -•-- •- • forces. The reports say the German.? then set about pillaging the town and setting fire to its build- Ings. The Swiss reports told of the population fleeing In terror as German soldiers fired upon them, and of men being dragged from Iheir homes to be executed against walls In the presence of their families. Many such scenes were enacted In lessly 50 yards from the frontier. Women and children leaped into the river morgc In an attempt 'to escape Into neutral Switzerland, nnd some 500 Inhabitants did find refuge across the border. The mayor of St. Glngolph in Switzerland was rcporlcd to have risked his llfn by crossing the street Into France and pleading with the Germans to spare the houses belonging to Ihe Swiss people. But his picas were In vain, SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Two Of Hitler's High Officers Wounded In Assassination Try last Week Reported Dead Today Junkers Generals Montgomery Massing Armies For Hew Attacks In Normandy LONDON, July 2-1 (U.l'.)-Tlio Allied c»n,pnI 8 n .],, J' I'uiifo is in a slate of almost dead calm. Activity 1m* fullon off to its lowest point since D-l)«y. Supreme Hend<junrlcrs reporls (hut General MonlKoiuory is Hhifltiij; and maHsinij his iirniics for now altaeb. l!ul when and where they will Top Grade Beef Will Be Scarce - Civilian Shortages To Last During 1944, Institute Predicts WASHINGTON, .Inly 2-1 <,lj.l>.)_ Tlie American Meal. Innlltntc suys thri iiatlon'K housewives will iiuve more trouble (hiding thick steaks and lop Hvnde beef llio rest of the ycnr. .In fiu'.l, lhc In.sUtulc predicts that it will become. In'crfiislngly lini'rior lo find top grade • htef throughout t!M4. The Institute predicts the sliorl- iit:o of rfvlllim consumers despite Ihc fuel that range.! nnd fauns of the nation have what' llio Institute, culls "unprecedented numbers of cattle." "Says thu Uwtltule: ,"Tlic Industry expccl,-; little chnniic In..lhc .situation with respect lo (he top grades of beef. It ihrailcn.s t« (fel ! wor/ic." The Iiislllulc KOCH-on lo say lliat the percentage of lop gi tides n[ beef for Ilic armed forces may liavc (<> be Increased, Also, the ever-growing blucki market Is (dveil us another'reii.soii for civilian shortnuq.s. Tho.Institute .says the black m'nrknt Is, diverting thousands of lop Kri(de yalllc from liicnt packers.' However, War Kiod Administrator Mnrvln Jniifcs tle.wlbrs Hie overall food situation'' us nnnsunlly good. The American people are coiisum- ing more fpmi lliaii ever before. And millions of dollars wof.lh of food Is moving overseas 'daily to Allied nnt.lons, Jones nttrtlmlcs It nil to American farm 'production. He. says ogtfs might bc selling for n doljnr u iltwcn if Ihe American farmer had not stepped up production lo n historic pace. To Build Nurses' Home ATLANTA. July '24, I U.I 1 .)—The regional office of Hie Federal Works Agency has approved it 429,000 contract for construction of a mires' home nL the Vlcksburg. Mis.';., IVM- pltal. The contract was awarded to I. W. Havnrd, of Canton, Miss. Chicago Wheat. open high low close pr.cl. Scpl. . 108 V, mV, 105% 100 108>i Dec. . 110 U01t 107ft '107% llOV'i come cannot oven he hlnlcd. Meanwhile, a sharp German counler-iiltack him wiped out un American brldga-licud across tlio Seven river before tlie highway Junction of Pcrlcrs. And Oen, Scpp Dietrich, old-line Nnul . who took pint In the Munich beer hull putsch, has taken command of the S-S pnn- v.cr corps In Normnndy. The weather over Normandy turned bad today, limiting air activity In .scattered sorties. Hut bud «-culh- cr failed lo hull giant fleets of Allied bombers from striking nl Europe. New formnllons crossed the channel lodny lo strike at still unidentified target*, They'followed up a 1,000 plane RAF nlRht nssault on the grcnt Kiel nnvnl b«se,.on Bcr- llfi, Huclmrest ami military Installations In Franco. The nrilish-biisctl raid mny have lilt launching rumps-Cor those robot Ixinihs which spread more death und destitution across southern liugliuid today. Construction workers will work BS hours u week In Ihe London nrcn for thu next three weckn lo «|iced r(!|inlrs. Apparently Lose Control'Of Army! Traditional Salute To Be Replaced By That Of Nazi Party. LONDON, July 24 (UP) — Two high-ranking members of the German general suff have died of wouwl.s suffered In tlic attempt to nuiamltinio Adolf Hitler last week.' nic Nii/1 DNB news agency Ulcntlllc.s them ns Colonel General Ouenlher Korten, chief of the Luftwaffe general staff, atid Major General Helntz Brandt, operational offiicr on the army general staff Also killed by Ihe bomb explosion was Heinrlch Bciger, described as Kilter's 'collaborator' anj reported to ha\e served as I)Is 'doublo." Ten olhcr members of the general staff, us well ni Hitler, ucre Injured Tin Nn?l inirly has seized vlrluil control of the Wchrinncbt, whoso Junkci generals plotted the moll HKler lias Issued n decree order- Ing (lie traditional army-sulntc replaced Unineillntbly by the upuils- ed right arm and "Hell Hlller" sa- llita of the Nart parly Tradition Shttverf „.. , , , Symbolically, at least, tlic decree Ihc air vnr also _hns flared In I iiiinsforms [lie Prusslanl/cd cior- """" "" ' ' " la " Army Into n pazl party army. It moves a conturles-old Junkeis Iriirtlllun to the background. London expert:).believe tlie move Is nfmost certain to y,lden the gap IjolViCen (lie, old tonseriaUve German 'officers nnd lh c Nazis Hut It Is regarded as 'significant that Hitler considered himself strong enough to take such a bold step * Incidentally, the attempt on lits . lite "Beared the pinti" off Hitler, literally 'the Berlin correspondent of » Strjckholm-nowspapc'r, say's tho i"(i>lnblnn.$pri> ti,^ pi|nt^l(pm alS southcrn I5mopo. Five hundred American bombers from the Mediterranean area attacked a long list ul liirgcUj In southern Prlmcc, Yugo- Bluvld and northern Italy. On the ground'In limy, American troops have reached the south bank of the Arnq riycr on a 30-ir,ile front, before Urn city of Plsn. Front dlsputchcs s»y the Germans nro blowing up bridges ticross thn Arno cm Ixith sides of. Pisa, leaving small suicide' Iroops lo flght'a delnylng action eii5l s uf llio^cliy." ' !'• . Fast .rolling' American'-aiHinm.i 'tmmlied into Pisn early Sunday mornliiR, cleared tlio soutlioni third of Hie city und drove thi) Germans Imck across tlio Arno Into tlio clly proper. On the, American right flank, Hie Diltlsh Blglilh Army hns driven forward.lo within a rioron miles of Florence, Late Bulletins LONDON, July 24 (l).l'.)—Kadi Purl* .says thai General Ernitl Von SlicclpnnRCl, NuzL orriipn- timt commander In France, had hmi M'rjumlcd .seriously by wlml the bromlcJisl called "lerrorlsls." LONDON, July 24 (U.1M—The Ncm of Prime Minister Churchill Ls reported lo have hud A nar r row escape In ;t plane crash, A combined press dlspnAch. from Yugoslavia says thai Major Randolph Churchill escaped when a transport plane In which they were passengers fell Ami burned on July 17. What's Cooking for the Nips JAP SUPPLY LINE FROM DUTCH EAST I INDIES (fORMOSA PACIFIC I ~CAH , Conquosl o( Saipan gives Allied bombers Iwo good air fields less •; lhan 1500 miles from Japan, gives huge American (ask forces a harbor and base and poses some interesting possibilities of future smashes against (he enemy, as indicated on map above. ; (1) Invasion of Hota and former American base at Guam- {2> ; New amphibious operations in Central Pacific to straighten U. S.' [ line for attack 'on Philippines and Jup homeland; (3) Invasion of : southern "Philippines; W Twin nir attacks on Japan from bases in China and Western Pacific; (5) Stepping up of air and submarine campaign against Jap supply and communications lines 1 (6) China's east coast, where ports may be seized unless. Jap drive ogainsl Hankow-Canton railway succeeds, ..__ the Nazis ing around tlie table The London Evening standard reveals for the first time today that Hlller, Hclnrlcli Hlmmlcr, Hermann Goorlng lind Marshal'Rommel narrowly escaped death a week before DIP Invasion An RAP Spitfire squiidron dropped twelve 500-pMind bomtis on, t their headquarters In Prance only a few moments nfter lhc Haul 1 leaders had left. Handwriting Seen Also In Condon,' Foreign' Secretary Anthony. Edq'n has Interpreted tlic anti-Nazi-outbreak as' evidence that blah-ranking German .Army leaders "liavo-'sccn .the.handwriting dn Die wall;" However,, he warns annhist any letdown in the Allied war effort because of the German Army revolt. . ' ' • ",' ' '•'" Refugees reaching France from Spain f,a v the revolt inside Germany spurred French resislance forces lo new cfforls. They say the latest deed of the patriots is the dynamltling of an ammunition train In the Pyrenees. French qua Hers in London say nil railway communications between Vichy and . oilier \ parts' '.of .Prance have both out. In addition, ^French Forces ot the Interior hive 'destroyed Inrjo quantities of oil In the Pas de Calais area. " . ••' Germany Admits';Another Setback ' On Polish LONDON, July 24 (U.P.)— The Russians appeared • driving deeper Into Poland -toward Germany today. . ' .''•''. '.':••''". ' ."".. Bprlin admits another major setback on the Polish front, the evacuation of. the rail city of Sledlce, only 50 inlies east 'of. Warsaw.' NVit'li tbo fall of the clly, the way s ls paved for a Soviet drive across the plains that lie before the Polish capital. . Tlic Geniiaiis . report further evidence that their defenses in Poland are being ground under. . They admit the' evacuation of another rail hub, Jarosliw, 170 miles south- last of Warsaw and GO niiles norlh- wcst of Lwow. The Germans report fighting within Lwow llself, and a Soviet force .which has by-passed Lwow, the greatest German base in lower Poland, appears to have trapped the Nazi garrton. , i. ... Some 15 miles north of Jaroslaw, the Russians rammed their: 1 . way beyond .embattled .Lublin and at last reports, were less than 25 miles from the Wista river, last natural defense barrier before Germany. N 0. Cotton open high low close pr.d. . Mar. . 3077 2091 2076 2090 2075 May . 2061 2076 2061 2055 2060 Oct. . 2039 S054 2059 1076 2(MO Oct. , 2116 2135 2116 2135 2117 Dee. . 2096 2110 2096 2110 2031 Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy this afternoon and Tuesday.. Scattered afternoon thundershowers In southeast portion Tuwday. Fair tonight.

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