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Say. Was*. Paper/ /« is y a l U aM to th. Wa, tHo«t T*, Boy ScoufiwHi^coWed y oi, Scrap Pop.r ^. BUTHEVILLE COUKIER NEWS THEDCWUNANT N*W8PAPBi 0» NDHTHKABT ABK-ANPAB »«r. «^,^ m ^,.™, 1 ' ••-^ W f K^ VOL. XLI—NO. 110 Blythsvllle Dally New Blythevllle Herald JSlythevllle Courier Mississippi Valley Le*d« NOBTHKABT ARKANSAS AMD SOUTHEAST UI88O0M BLYTJiKVILLE, ARKANSAS. THURSDAY, JULY 27, 19-1-1 a; ••A:-- uf. YANKS PUSH 7 MILES DEEPER IN SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS >'< Stalin Announces New ¥ictorv Arkansas Ready For Main Event In Senate Fight FulbrigKt and Adkins Promise Bitter Scrap In Aug. 8 Showdown • UTTLE ROCK, July 27 (UP) — Arkansas voters can now sit back and watt ar.other two weeks before Being to the polls to decide the winners fu at least four major races. But from all indications, the pre-runoff campaigns are going to be as hot as f the ore-primary campaigns. The lineup for the run off pri- vttj^ Aug. 8, on the basis of still jfiicomplete returns from Tuesday's preferential primary, appears to be: For U. S. Senator, Congressmun J. W. Fulbright of Faycttcvllle versus Governor Homer M. Adkins of Little Rock. For governor, Ben Uiney of Gam- den versus J. Bryan Sims of Little Rock. For lieutenant-governor, J. L. Shaver of Wynne, incumbent, versus state Representative Lee Baker of Lake Village. And for associate justice of 'the Arkansas Supreme Court, Circuit Judge Minor W. TMilwee of DC Queen versus Circuit Judge Law- ranee C. Aiiten of Little Rock. Candidates Spar Th c senatorial race warmed up anew with" statements from Ful- britjhl and Adkins. " Says Fulbright: "It now appcai.4 - as tlioueh my opponent'In the run off will be Governor Adkins. I welcome, this challenge;' : as -I- dc- llnltely .ted the lines are. clearly drawn between my conception "of .public, service'.as compared 'to his travtsib-s1" v '-*' i4 ''• And Adkins fired back with this' statement; "There vcenj 7 same 75,000 votes'cast for Colonel'Barton and Senator Caraway; And 1 am firm- Jy convinced that a vnst"majority I&M these were" cast by -voters who " 'do not favor senators seeing world Utopias in the offing,'or, the coddling of'our expense. The shelvim: of vice president Wallace at Chicago last week was, in my opinion, the voice of a Democratic electorate utterly fired of the theories of o;overhmcnt championed by Wallace and his 'Arkansas counterpart. Fulbright." • "Still A. Chance' 1 ' Meanwhile, Colonel Barton is still hanging on, and his headquarters has refused to concede defeat. As Barton's campaign manager, -' Max B. Reid, put It:. "We still have a chance and we are In there fiehlin?. We will wait until the official count Friday." However, unofficial returns put Barton > In third place by some 6000 votes. The gubernatorial race looks as though it will also be a neck and neck contest. Unofficial returns show that Lanc-y; the Camden businessman and former state comptroller J. Bryan Sims arc only separated by about 7000 votes. Former Congressman pavl<j D. Terry, the j'jlilrd contestant, conceded his de- fLfral yesterday. • w ' It still isn't certain whether there will be a run-off in the race for lieutenant governor. If the of- flciall count coincides with unof- 'ficial count coincides with unof- opjiased by Lcc Baker. At first it looked as though Shaver was going to win by a majority, but now It appears that he 'Is some 500 votes short of a majority. Jackson Funeral To Be Held Tomorrow Morning Funeral services for S. A. Jackson of Morehoiisc, Mo., former Number Nine resident, will lie held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at Salem Baptist Church near Macon Miss. Mr. Jackson., 62. died Tuesday altcrnoon in Sikeston, Mo., hospital of injuries received when the truck which he was driving was struck by another truck on Highway 62. He'was the father of T. P. Jackson of Morehouse; well-known former Number Nine resident who was manager of the C. C. Langston •farm for 18 years. '<({ Holt Funeral Home Is In charge ^nf arrangements. They Don't AH Fight to the End Some Japs may have fought with fanatical fury to the bitter end, but not Ihoaicnnlh photo above. Upon the approach of the group of Marines in backgrou,d ley Z,pcd UB out of then- Sa.pan Island Joxholes, arms aloft in surrender. Marines, being wise to Nip ncUs'ue p . discreet distance until sure surrender's on the up-anct-uu P U. S. War Casualties 275,779; Total Of Dead Reaches 58,670 WASHINGTON, July 27 (UP)—The co.sL of war in American casualties is now well over the quarter million mark Secretary of Wnr Stimsoii reveals 'that the announced casualties as of July 6, total 257,779. The Army suffered 207,283 casualties, the Navy list shows 50,496. Of the total casualties, 58,670 are dead, 10-1,888 wounded, and 45,255 are prisoners of war or missing.' " "" Stimsoii estimates tlir.t enemy losses In the Pacific Theater alone are 57,ftQO'jjibovo American dead on all baltleffonts. ,; ' v - < On the nation's .political front todny; the - Republican ..presidential nominee. Goverhof Dcwey, says lie lias a liroafl program for defining the jurisdiction, authority and responsibility :of federal and state P|nO|)eri|ost Here On Tuesday Keiser Youth Suffers Bee Stings Yesterday Q. C, Elder Jr., 13, was In Blythe- vllte Hospital today undergoing treatment for severe 1 bee stings received on his farm home near Ket- ser. The youth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elder Sr., was stung on the face and head yesterday afternoon. He was brought lo the hospital here shortly after the accident. Pubfic To Be Allowed Privilege Of Seeing Phases Of Training The Blythcville Army' Air Field, in common with many other-Installations of the Eastern Flying Train- -ng Command, will celebrate the 37th anniversary of the establishment of the Army Air Forces by al- owlng residents of Northeast Ar- cnnsas onto the field Tuesday afternoon to see the training program in action. Thc post will, be open to visitors from 1 o'clock in the afternoon until after retreat ceremonies and guests irill be able to see lor themselves -he various phases of training that officers, enlisted men and cadets revive here. They will be permitted to visit .various departments of this station, look over some of the big two-engine training planes, and see the physical training program In operation. At 2 o'clock In the afternoon, they will be admitted to the Post Theater, where they will see an hour- long musical show. Among those who will take part In thfe revue will be Lt. Ed Capuano, announcer governments'. Dcwey '.says he will present his program to the GOP governors conference in St. Louis next week. Dcwey refuses lo say whether his plan calls for a curtailment of ~ federal control. In Washington,, the State Department is completing plans for the conference on post-war peace next month. Secretary or State Hull announces that Edward 14, Stcttinlus Jr., tlio undersecretary of state, will head the United Stiles group of experts. Treasury Secretary Moreen than says a -new speed-up plan for cashing In war. bonds will become effective within' the next two months. Under the plan, Morgetithau says that bonds will be redeemed at any commercial bank. Tlic War Production Bourd is making certain that there will be new low-priced clothing for Americans this Fall and Winter. The board has ordered 50 million yards of cotton fabrics set aside each quarter for making clothing within specified price lines. Under the program the top prices for men's shirts is expected to be $2.39. The order Is expected to provide dresses at about $2.93. It also win ou L.I. to uapuano, announcer """ nesses at about 52.93. It also and singer, the Negro Glee Club Provides for clothing for infants, of Section F; WAC Pfc. Monica ° oys an<J misses. Baird, vocalist; Staff Scrgt. Wai- Terr . y ' an " oun F er aild , the direction of Tech. acrgt. Al Poskonka; and other entertainers. ' singer, Accommodations Needed " " To BAAF osona; an other entertainers. mes an rends of members At 3 o'clock the BAAF Baseball of " lc Au &- *'." graduating class of - rilvfhptriin At-™<, .n- ™~i. -*team, runncrs-up in the 1944 Mid- South Service Camp Tournament recently completed at Memphis, will meet the Cape Girardcau, Mo., "Capers,';, an independent team, on the local diamond. Tuesday's celebration, to which all residents of this vicinity are invited, will also commemorate another Important anniversary. On August 2, 35 years ago, the first military airplane was purchased by the government. Bilbo To Inter Maya's JACKSON, Miss., July 27. <IJP>— Senator Theodore G. Bilbo, ill for several weeks, left Jackson late yesterday for Rochester, Minn., where he will enter the Mayo clinic. The senator was In fine spirits, but friends declared he had made Ms will before leaving his "dream house" near Poplarvllle. Senator Bilbo's physician, Dr. A. J. Podesta of Vicksburg, says his patient has been a very sick man, and that an operation will probably \x necessary. Dr. Podesta added thai he believed the operation would be successful. Weather Chicago Ry* open high low close Sept. 106 107',$ I05;4 106 106!l Dec. . 108W 109?i 108 , 108!i 108}i ARKANSAS— Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Friday. Scattered thundershowers In extreme northeast portion this afternoon. Miam! University Is located at Oxford, O, Families and friends of members — „ -.„„, itn ftl >iviuotlll£ uiiV)O Ul the Blythevlle Army Air Field are badly in need of places lo slay white they are in Blytlievillc for the graduation exercises, G. W. Danielson, USO director, said today. Visitors already arrived have filled the hotels lo capacity, and additional people expected to arrive later must stay In Blylheville homes, Mr. Danielsou pointed out. The attendance at this month's exercises Is unusually large, probably due to vacation-time, and every citizen must, make an effort to help solve the problem of houslnig the visitors whil c they are in Blythe- vllle. it was pointed out. Those persons with available rooms to rent were asked to call the USO, telephone '2930, and list their rooms with Mr. Danielson or Miss Alice Sallba. New York Stocks AT&T 163 !_ 4 Amcr Tobaox) 731-4 Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola 26 1-4 62 t-4 92 3-8 Gen Electric .,'.'...'..'..'.... 373.4 Gen Motors 613-4 Montgomery Ward 47 1.1 N Y Central 2a " Int Harvester 76 1-2 North Am Aviation '.. 85-8 Hcpublic Steel 19 5-fi n««o; iota Socony Vacuum 13 5-8 Studebaker . ..;.... jg 3.3 Standard of N J . . 56 1-4 Texas Corp ; 48 i •> Packard . ...;.... 5 l.J u s steel ;;;;;; 6 j; * * Storm Strikes Here Last Night Rainfolj Beneficial, But Wind, Lightning Result In Damage Wind, rain and lightning, struck (his area last night with both eoort and' bad results. The rainfall! measuring .63 of 1111 Inch, definitely; broke: the midsummer drouth Ifoiii: which .MkslssinrH County has bogn -suffering'ana" brougHt vul-i able relief to field crnps mid. gardens. However,: the wind caused some damage, particularly to corn, r.ncl the electrical storm resulted In the toss of a barn valued at $2500. One farm leader this morning described the precipitation as "a million dollnr L rain." He said It would help corn and cotton crops In this area as well as .iinsUucs and hay • crops: The bciiclii. jo gardens also was great, but some damage was reported to corn from wind although It wns not believed extensive or particularly serious. Lightning struck a barn on the J. C. Ellis plantation at Barficld about 1 a. in., destroying the building wliich contained 500 bushels of oats. Several goals also were In the barn at the time. The loss, partlnl- ly covered by Insurance, was estimated at $2500. A nearby building to the south containing farm machinery and cattle was saved by a south wind which blew the flames In the other direction. While the ffrc raged In I the 30 ; foot by 30 hot structure, woutd-be lire fighters were powerless to combat the flames, which had gutted the barn when discovered. Raiders Wreck Steel Factory Near Budapest ROME, July 27 (U.P.)-Amcrlcnn filers from Italy have wrecked still another cog In Adolf Hitler's war machine. Continuing their daily raids on southern Europe, American heavy bombers struck today at the Manfred Weiss Steel Works just, four and a half tnlle.5 from the center of the Hungarian capital ot Budapest. The steel works Is an Im- porlant part of the Nazi war machine because of its production of aircraft engines, arms and munitions. Even though anti-aircraft fire and fighter plans resistance was intense, the American bombardiers report "good bombing." Escorting fighters shot down a number of German planes. The results of a British nlglil raid on the Plocstl oil refineries in Romania could not be appraised immediately. RAP Halifax and medium bombers from Itiily had to find their target through a 1.000 foot smoke screen sent up by the Nazis. A formation of Mustang and Lightning shuttle fighters that lias been working two fronts, has returned to Italy after, a dramalc hree-day shuttle fllglndurlng wlilch •they helped Soviet troops in Poland, Tlic fighters also raked Nazi targets In the Bucharest and Ploesti areas of Romania, shooting down at least 64 German planes in the three flay sweep. Two fighters were lost In the entire operation. Some mud at the bottom of Hie ocean is transparent,' Bialysfok Falls To Soviet Army Going Westward Triumphant Russians Cross Vistula River 50 Miles From Warsaw LONDON, July 27 (U.P.)Tlic uKslau army hus captured the nn- clenl fortress 5 ctty of llialystok, oiily 50 miles from German soil. The victory is revealed hru trl- uiiiplmiit order of. 'the day by. 1 Marshal Slnlln a few hours after Berlin disclosed the evacuation ot the city. The victory rips up tlic northern flunk of the German defenses before Warsaw. And, at the same lime, It oiiens the way to East Prussia, only *50 miles beyond, • Germany snys that even utter Nuv.1 .soldiers pulled mil of the city heavy fighting still ra B ccl in (he area. Appiirenlly, u lc n c ,| Army, Jillcr lop»]|, )g Hie IHI.MJ, hits struck out In n full-scale offensive towurd Fast I'russia. • A short distance iwiili of Blaly- sLok, 'iinctlier Russian column Is less than :ip miles from East Prussia. But one of Hie grailc/ii, lius- slnn viclorics Is developing to the south,- : , : • . The Hritlsh -rntlln (juntos Moscow front dispatches us saying the Russians have stormed across the Vistula river, last wider barrier before .Gcriniiny. Rod Army soldiers were rushed ucr.-jsx the stream in i-.mphiliious- trucks Rome BO miles uprlvcr from Warsaw. The broadcast say.5 .llinl nt the same time other Soviet forces arc sweeping down the cast bank toward .the Polish caiil^l. One (Kindred'nitles due east 'of Warsaw,-'behind ; 'iho. tttWanced 'Klisslati Hues,-a-Qci'infii'i pnrrlsoii slill Is holilliig out In' nlf- bul-enclrcled 'lint Berlin admits that the acrmniib Jirivc Imd lo wlUulrniv from the area nround Hie embattled city. . .There alro Is mi Important, political development rcgnrdliig eastern Europe today. Premier Mik- olajc'/.yk of the Polish Rxllc Government Is revealed lo liavc left London today for Moscow, accompanied by Ills minister of foreign nffalrs. • Apparently, he Is on his way to confer In the Kremlin about the icrnmllon In Russia of a' Polish National Committee of Liberation. The surprise announcement, of his visit by Polish sources In London came only 24 Iwnrs after Polish leaders had conferred at length with British Foreign Sescclnry Anthony Eden and others. Eden told the House of.Commons only yesterday that, in spile of Moscow's action, Britain recognized the Mlkolnjcxyk government. Well-informed sources In London say the Polish premier hopes to reach 'n compromise wild Russln and take part In the administration of liberated Polish territory. However, the Russian Foreign Office reveals that an agreement for the administration of freed territory already has been /signed with the liberation committee. Under terms of the pact, signed last night, Soviet armies will retain Jurisdiction over all Polish territory within the zone of military operations, nut administration will pass to the committee n.s soon as Ihose operations have been • completed. County Horses Are Entered In Jonesboro Show Prize horse tlcsh from Mississippi County will travel to Jonesboro tonight lo compete in llie horse show held there under the auspices of the Saddle and Spur club. C. G. Smith will have three entries. Merry Jean will show In the Iwo-year-old class. Lady Alexander In the junior slake and senior slake, ant! Mary Ann Wilson in the children's class nnd two-year-old class. Limelight, Noble Gill's winner of tlic Mississippi County walking horse championship In the Blythc- ville show, will compete in the stud and gelding class and junior find senior classes. Cecil Wright of Luxora Is entering Prince Alexander In the Northeast Arkansas walking horse class, and In the pleasure class. Tonight's show will be the third in a series planned for Northeast Arkansas horse lovers during the Summer season. First National Agency Office Will Be Moved The First Naltaa! Insurance Agency will move Aug. 1 to Its new location at 110 North Second Street, C. H. Wilson, owner, has announced. For the past 20 years the ngency lias occupied an office In' the First National Bank building, ; ' TOUAV'B WAR ANALVB1H U, S. Control Over Islands May Continue K, JAMES Unite* Pr«M SUH Wtlter The feolliiK Is Kproadlnu li Amur-law. (Ings hoisted ovi>r Japan's mid-Pacific Islands durliu; the wnr tuny continue- lo lly over them alter it Is over, Tho Ixwdoii Dally Mull Quoted Its New York concEooiulcul us saying the United Stales probablv will keep control of the inundated 'tcrrl- 1 tory sol/cd from Japan. The writer said' such Dliuis lire believed to have been worked out with Brltiilii, Australia n n <1 Holland. And, lie added: "It Is understand. Unit they call for nnricxu- llon by the United Stall's . of Iho Caroline, Murnluill and Marianas groups." Tills report Is James Harper wholly unconllnnetj. However, thu Niivy Is known to ire Interested In mld-I'iinlllc Islniids '11.! u network of post-war air and navul busw. And Uxlay Chairman Andrew May of Ihu House Military Alliilrs CommlUco said tbo United Slates njust control "nil of the Islands of the 1'a- clllo" ulliT tho war. Mumliitcs Set In l'.);n II wns buck In s 1320 Unit (ho U'ligue of Nations established mandates over colonies seted iilurlni; World War 1 from ihu Cciiliii] Powers. The territories were haildcd to various Allied nations which assumed a. sort of trusteeship over Ihom, They ifoll Into threo cnlcgorlcs. • In Class A wore; (ho fpimor Turkish possessions ", of,. Traii's-Jonliin, Triwi, Palestine,' Syrlji line!" Lebanon. Tliu -first, '.llircB, - Trails.- Jdrd'fiii, and Pnlestlno/'fcll, to Hr|laln, ami Iha.lust. two, Syria. niid Lebanon, to I'YuilcD. TIlo'LoiiBi'te siild-Iliosp livd powers were. lo. administer and assist (lie lorrlloHcs until Iliey could' "stand alone-". Irm| wn.s freed In !»;«, Hrltahi Jordau its 'p ijhns pledg ast-war Ind pledged Triuis- Independence. ' And the French Imvc'mnrji! a Hln Inr promise lo "Syria and Lebanon. Class 13 mandates were made up of former German colonies In central Africa. Britain acquired TniiK- nnylka along wllh small' parts of the Cnmcroons and Togolaiid. Prance picked up Iho remainder of Tognland and the Cnmcrnoii.H, and Belgium got Ruanda. The Olnta II system apparently 1ms worked well. The Allies arc not likely to tiimpnr with It/since those colonies arc far from ready for self-government. Clnss C mandates Include' Southwest Africa, Samoa, part of New Oulnc.i, the Carolines, Marianas mid Maislmlls and tiny Nauru Island. Southwest Africa wns mandated to the Union of South Africa. As for Hie rest, they were split up nmong Britain, New Zealand, Australia nnd Japan, with the Japs getting the Carolines, Marshalls and Marianas. Military Manned About one thing tbc Lciigue wns definite. No mandated territory- regardless of Its class— should be fortified or used lor military purposes. Yet, Japan not only fortified the Islands, It also used them as ' springboards for conquest.' fically, the League said Speci- Japan should "safeguard the Interests of the, . . populations." But tho Japs shifted many of the 56,000 unlives In the three groups from their homes lo make way tor fortifications. They turned the Islands' 11,000 ''square miles Into w series of bases to conquer the nations which had given them the mandate. Hum 'arc several ways In which the Allies may di5|x>so of the Islands. In the first place, they could baud them to the United Slates or some other country outright. They might place them under'the Jurisdiction of an international council. Or tlicy may continue the League of Nations system and mandate them, with, say, captured Italian colonies, to some of the victor im- lions. : ' .''.•" ' The Idea of a mandate has a long history.' In Imperial Koine It was the familiar practice for the em- l>cror to trust a friend with a confidential Job, He might compensate him for It or he might not, But the ngcnt was under rigid instruction to do exactly BS he was told, Such nn arrangement was called a mandate, The word has come down to our times with its moaning Intact. Yet somehow tbc Japanese never quite understood its definition. Recently, the Foreign Policy Association said: "Whatever the disposition of the Marianas, Carolines and Marshalls real Issue Is not one of territorial expansion but of preserving :he peace. If that purpose will bo best served by United Stales ownership, then by all means the bases should become American.'! New York Cotton Mar. . 20TO 2004 May , 2060 207D July . 2042 2054 Oct. . 2122 2134 2079 2090 2085 2060 2072 2065 2042 2055' 2045 2117 2131 2155 Dec. . 2101 2113 3098 2108 • 2104 Lieut. Gen, McNair r Killed In Observing Front Line Fighting LONDON, July 2!) (U.P.)_-Tlie new American offensive has scored umiLs of up to seven miles in Nowandy ,'todav- but Ihu man who I mined the United Slates Army has Ijcen killed m the fiiihlniH. '1 he Wnr Deimrtmenl mmounces that Lieut, CCMI._ Lesley J. McNiiir WHS killed by enemy fire while 1 ob.y.'1'viiiK front line notion' in .western Noimandy. ,\ , * ~ " McNnli only recently relinquished command of all Army ground fo'r- ces, with headquarters In Washington, to lake an overscni assignment,, no formerly wfts In churge of this country's mammoth training program which expanded the Army to nearly eight million men MOW fighting Around tlio world. ' Ocncinl McNaU, who was 61, w'as boi n In Vernednle, Miss. He grad- Chief Plotter Put To Death, Berlin Claims LONDON, July 21 rtj.P.)—Hnrtln Berlin says' Ihu Nazis have caught, tlic ringleader of tlio plot to us- Hitler. He 'Is Identified us General Frlcclrlch Olbrlehl, chief of supply for Iho Ocrnmii army. Nav.l broadcasts say he was subjected lo a rti'um-hcful trial (u (lie. War Ministry the nielli of the attempt (mil Immediately executed by a firing Breaking official slumce on-the Identity of Iho persons behind liie plot, the Trniuiocciiii News Ap.eeicy aim names two oilier high Wcbr- umchl intllclals as leading figures lii v Die •mifliiccc.wfiil coup. They Arc n former ohlof of stuff, Colonel General Lmlwlg Beck and a dismissed Pmiziir Corps commander, Colonel General Erich Hoeppucr, Trnnsoceiin says Deck shot and killed' himself when Nnxl agcntfl tried, lo arrest-him a , fo'w; IIOUJB after the attempted assassination, Hoopimor Is salrt .to- : bc,,uin(er ar- iQsl' ifmhawadlhu sentence, ' ';• i.'jTho official' account,fibroadcast by Tnmsbecan, r jay.v Inn" i: ~ - ~' : •-' i planned to Sotee tho commun- IcutoiKV'httft^rk-bf thc^ rr!BhlC6ni- miuul Ilcadniiaiters nmPpn'rnlyib the entire 'army with fakwl orders. 'nio.tilol (.'ollapscd when the commander of a Ilcrlln garrison be- cinne suspicious o[ his orders ! j anil Kill 111 Minister tuiicli vvftli Goelibcls. Propaganda Marines Airstrip Taken On Tinian Isle By United Press In the Pacific, American Marines have started using an airstrip, captured on Tinian Island, in the Mar- lannii Islands ot the west-central Pacific. •-. An eye-witness dlspalcli tells of miiiill observation planes, landing nntl taking ofT from tile airstrip to guide the ground forces. Thc Americans have won full control of the northern quarter of tlio •18-sriuarc mllo Tlnlnn Island, and Marines have penetrated farther to the south, capturing the highest point. Tho southward drive now Is proceeding at such a pace, the enemy hus practically no time lo organize a defense. A late dispatch estimates that about one-quarter of Japanese strength on the Island has been knocked out. On Guam, south of Tinian, American Marines and Army troops arc pushing steadily toward the brole airfield, one of the chief goals of the Guam campaign. A two-mile advance Is driving trapped Japanese forces toward the Sea In an attempt to win the airfield and clear tbc Aprn harbor naval anchorage. The Allies have confirmed a naval task force attack on Sabang, northwest of Sumatra/ The naval task force destroyed harbor Installations, silenced shore batteries, sank one merchant ship and wrecked two jetties. Thc coinmuntimc says the attack came ns a complete surprise to the Japanese. Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS—Livestock (WFA):Hog receipts 15,500 head, wllh 11,500 salable. Top H.10 ceiling. 180-540 Ibs. $14.70. 140-150 Ibs. $13.25-14.50; sows 13.75. Olllc 5,500 head, with 4,600 salable. Calves 2,000, all salable. Mixed S'carlings and heifers H.50-15.50.. cows 8.50-11.00; canncrs and cutters 5.50-3.00. Slaughter steers 10.0017.00; slaughter heifers 8.00-16.75; sleeker and feeder steers 7.50-13.00. N. 0. Cotton open Mar. . 2084 May July Oct. Dec. . 2068 . 2048 . 2123 . 2103 high 2100 2032 2063 2133 2116 low 2083 2066 2046 2122 2100 close 2095 20S9 2078 2073 2059 2053 2133 2128 3113 2108 The Japanese mantis, while wait- Ing to attack its prey, assumes an altitude of Innocence and prayer, hence Its other name, praying mantis. ualcd from Wwl Point In 1904, Frcoiid Qrncral Killed Ho wai (ho 'becond American i'ciilenant general lost in this war. Lieutenant ' General Frank An- (licu.s, uni killed In Iceland about two ycais ago. ' ' Incidentally, MoNnlr Imi 'hucccod- rd A:uli$H(, sometime »efoio hli death as head of the Army tialn- Ing piogiain. Qu July M, this year, the Wnr Department nnnoiini od McNnli had. been succeeded -by Ltoiitanatit Clencral/Bcn Lear be- eattira ol MiNnlr's overseas assignment. On th« western Normandy, front today, thunilcitng Anieilcan armored colnnim MO fanning out In a centra) nic wliloh, ,wts the stage for di lyes to both Ui c east nnd the vest. The furthest, advance wns made by n lank force lacing from si; ClllUes to rely? Lo Mowll Herman, six miles south of St, Lo, and St. Snms'jn, about'B mile farther east Th c l«o towns flank the vital St Lo-Pefcy highway.* Earlier, the (Americans cajilurcd Canlsy,/lwQ rilllnajrtiiri St,'Oilllcw. %'"•' '-"i - ThrfUte'ni Conslal .'\yihjf Apparently the $'o main "spearheads arc swinging soutliDa'stvurd below St. Lo and southwestwaril tmwirc! bo'iitanccs—the" capture of vjitcli \vbujd undermine Hie coastal wing of the German Army "~ Today's ifow whirlwind advances have expanded Iho American breakthrough at St. Lo to a depth of noailv 12 mile 1 ! hj less than three days of fighting. , to West, of the S(.i to sector, the Oumnn Hue ahcady Is buckling under other" American blows; American .pnlrols hnvc pushed Into Porters,, central hinge of the German defenses, nnd have cut IHo, Lchsay-Pcrrlere highway in a gain of moro than a mile. The east end of the American line also Is rolling up slow but Heady gains. United States Infantry has renched Mouffet five mites west ot Caumonl, In a two-mile ia- vance Tllcv "'TO took Berlgny on Die SI loCnumont highway and pushed oil the Notre'Dame D'Elle, \ mtlei cast of',,St Lo. , ;*'" Montgomery strong T-' The plight Of the- Germans Is reflected hi a DNB news agency estimate that General Montg6mery now can Sond into the :field'about BO divisions, Including strong tnnk formations, while the Americans are said (6 ha\o some 4000 tanks As for (he British In Normandy, there Is no nc»s on today's action Yesterday, .British and . Canadian troops yielded ground at,Tilly-La Campagnc and at Esquay, south- cast and southwest of c«en.~ The weather over Normandy cleared today, and wave after wave of Allied dive bombers battered all dav at German .positions Earlier, more than 200 American neavy bombers, escorted by fighters, flew from Britain to rblast German military Installations in the Brussels and Ghent areas of Belgium. Thc attack drew no resistance from the Luftwaffe.' Even the Germans' main bombing activity', with robot bombs, died down today. ( , An almost Incessant flak bar- x rage successfully took trie sting out of last .night's short, but heavy robot attack Coastal observers re 1 ported many bombs were shot dosh while stlllover the Channel. However, England may be on Iho verge of even more serious robot bombings. Dutch quarlers said today that recent extensive German construction on the hook of Hollan'•• dapparenlly was new 'flying aomb sites for weapons intended for England's industrial midlands. Toliver Hearing Aug. 14 Preliminary hearing 1 for Henry Tollver, SO- year-old Negro charged with the fatal shooting early Thursday morning of-Partee:Murry,-has been continued to Aug. 14 by agreement of'counsel. Bond was set at $3500, which the Negio truckman had not Wade this morning.' ' The bullet riddled body of the 35- year-old Negress was found In a ditch neir the Blythcville Cotton Oil Mill; Chfcogo open riigh'low close prcl Sept 15S!<. 15S« 155% 156'$ 15SV, Dec. , 15SK 187X 156& 156X 153%

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