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Sovi Wo!.. p ape ,f |« I, yo /«oW. to Ihe Wor Ff/U The Boy ' S co uts »jff coHcc* you. ^ Scrap Paper .very Sotordoy BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ™* DOMINANT IWW8PAPTO OF NOBTBDUST AA - '*-* » * ^-^ VOL. XL.I—NO. Ill Blythevllle Daily New» Blythevllle Courier rODAI'8 WAK ANALYSIS U. S. Strategy In Normandy May Trap Foe By JAMES HARFKB United Prea* 8UH Writer Blythevllle Her*ld Mississippi valley Leader American troops In France have thrown their drive into high gear —by shifting Into reverse, They're pushing west while their Jong-term goal, Paris, lies (o (he east. Hitler-had hoped to achieve victory In Normandy by driving the Invading Allied armies Into Die £cn. Bui today those Invading armies ar c themselves achieving victory by voluntarily driving toward the sea. A glance at a map brings those seeming paradoxes Into focus Here Is the picture. TJie 120-mllc-long front stretches from HID Caen area westward to the Gulf o[ St. Malo. a spur of the English Channel. Halt the front, from the sea to Caumont, Is held by the Americans. The remainder, from Caumont to Caen, by the British and Canadians. That was Uie scl-up when this new. decisive battle began. First, MiK British at- James Harper jfjf- lacked around Caen. Like n niag- "net! the assault drew German armored strength toward It. Nest, the- Americans thrust' a thick . spearhead southward out of St. l-o. This .served as . a protective shield, preventing the Germans from swinging troops across the front from the Caen area against Hie main drive. This turned out lo be a soiillnveslward'push toward the sea to box in the 84th German Army Corps, comprising seven divisions. Would Trap 70,000 Nazis The immediate American goal \ Coutanccs, which lies only seven miles from the sea. This town is a knot tying together all the roads ;and rail lines stretching north and jsouth along the west shore of the "Normandy peninsuia." At the last report, .the. Americans were, only two miles from 1 trie village with its - 5800 people., p'nce there,', they,.will have slammed •' shut ' the" door.' - on' perhaps 70,000 Gefiaarisy.' '^"i = -,, Sfnc'eV t.rie,'!Yazislhave".evacuated Lessay; and ,Periers,\they fria v be .ini'Wn'^jaiiiiesitfaS^&T! ; 'closing jaws of tfic trap tefore"' Uiey snap shut. In the grain Is Hitler's favorite unit, the crack Second Das Iteich SS Division. 'Almost certainly, the Germans "would save it if —they could. But if the maneuver ^Tis successful, it will blot out at " least half the permans guarding the American front. In a limited way, the 15-mile American break-through turns the fighting in France jnto a sort of carbon copy of the fighting in Russia. In the first place, the Americans arc threatening to spring a trap similar to those forged by the Red Army at Korsun, Cherkassy and,Stalingrad. In the second place the 'Allies arc following the established Russian practice of hitting hard at one place to draw off German reserves, then striking decisively at another. For instance, the Amerlcaas sent a spearhead thrusting hie cast from St. Lo and another south of the town before they unleashed the column moving toward Coutances. Yanks Copy Strategy Iti the third place, the Americans nrc following the stralegy developed by llic Germans and perfected bv the Russians of .swinging a narrow tank-tipped column on a wide scythe-)ik c arc lo encircle great segments of tffe enemy's army. * The Russians developed what they Jk, railed the strategy of concentric circles, of sending one column on a looping sweep, then another on a wider sweep, and so on. The Americans, in miniature, seem to be pursuing this same plan with their multi-pronged push. If and when the Germans shut- lie their forces across the front from Caen to meet the American menace, the British and Canadians may.strike out again tn their sec- lor. But, for the moment, the American maneuver holds more promise than any move in Normandy since the fall of Cherbourg. Vic- lory at Countanccs would open Ihe way to any number of possible moves. In 1040, the Alljcs in France hurried toward the Channel to escape. Now they're hurrying toward the Channel again, but Hits time it's the Germans who'rc trying to escape. B-29 P/7ots Not Put To Death As Reported From Singapore, Japanese News Dispatch Says By United 1'ress Tlic Japs deny thsil they executed American B-20 pilots shot down after last month's raid on Japan The reports' ongjiialed from the speech of n Nipponese spokesman oil tiie Singapore radio. The American State Department filed an innuirv to the Tokyo Foreign Office through the Swiss legation.' « An ofliciai Japanese news agency dispatch says Bndao Jgucbl, enemy foreign office mouthpiece, attributes the Inquiry ( o a "twisted interpretation" of the Singapore address. On the wni' front In the I'aclllc, Jap broadcasts report a raid lusi Wednesday by 3000 Allied lighters nnd bombers gn the Palaii Islands, The enemy nuilo says the plunes struck the bases several times, but claims only slight damage was In- flkied. In another broadcast, radio To r Hardware Dealer Of Osceola Dies Finley Cartwright, 50, Dies This Morning In Memphis Hospital OSCEOLA, July 28.—Finley Cartwright, prominent businessman and member of a pioneer Osceola family, died at 8 o'clock this morning lit the Memphis Baptist Hospital, where he had been undcrglng treatment for a heart ailment for a week. Mr. Cartwrlghl, 50, had been In failing health for two years. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. N. G. Carlwrightj early settlers of this section, lie was born and reared here. J'or many years connected with his Vatice Cartwright he had been two brothers, _ and Raymond Cnrlwrlght, in hardware business. the He leaves his wife; two daughter.-;, Mrs. R. W. Reidy of Osceola, and Mrs. Dan Hnmncr of Hnchln- fon., Kans., and a son, Storekeeper 3-c N. G. Cartwright II of the Seabees, stationed in San Diego. Mrs. Hamner, with her husband, Daii Hamner, who is stationed with the Navy at Hulclitlison, arrived Saturday when Mr. Cartwrlght's condition became critical. The younger Mr. Cartwright flew from San Diego Sunday to be with his father. >* Funeral service probably will be hcld_ at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. , Services Held At Luxora For Missyenegas, 19 „,,,-. .,- -.— -.!:—Funeral-services for Miss 'Joscfa Venegas, '19, were held at 10 o'clock this morning at the Methodist Church with the Rev. C. Everett Patton, pastor officiating. Burial was made al Calhoun Cemetery. Miss Venegas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernahe Venegas, died Wednesday morning at the family home three miles west of Luxora. She had been ill two days. . Born ' in Loekharl, Texas, she moved here with her parents In 1925, She attended Luxora schools. She is survived by her parents, a twin sister, Miss Santos Venegas, four other sisters, Juanita ond Ella Venegas, Mrs. Antona Garcia of Luxora, and Mrs. Lucy Meroran of Osceola, and four"'brothers, Abel, Nabor and Morris, of Luxora, and Pfc. Manuel Venegas of the U. S. Infantry, stalioned in Italy. Swift Funeral Home of Osceola was in charge of arrangements, Child, 6, On Bicycle Injured By Automobile A six-year-old bicyclist was injured about 5:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon when he was struck by a car as he pedaled from a driveway at 2007 West Chtckasawba into ilie street. Bobbie Lee Jones, son of Mrs. Bernie McGhce. was in Walls Hospital today where he H'ns treated for lacerations about the forehead, and possible Internal injuries suffered when he was thrown from his wheel to the pavement. The car which struck the boy was driven by Lieut. W. J. Challos of the Blythcville Army Air Field. No charges had been filed against the officer this morning. kyo says.50 Allied planes attacked liota Island i () th c Mnrlfu.-iis yesterday. Supply Ships Hanged Thc British Admiralty says British submarines recently destroyed 21 Jap supply ships, including l«'o medium si-ad vessels and a small tanker, in Far Eastern waters. The subs also bombarded oil tanks on the northeast const of Sumatra, and military Installations hour Poll Dlnlr in the Andaman" Islands. Ill thc [Southwest Pacific, Amcrl- can Marine's Tintaii pushed Paragould Man Dies Harry Waggoner of Paragould, brother of Mrs. Claude Lippln of Cooler, Mo., died at his home yesr terday following a heart attack ^Wednesday. A former employee of «t. the Missouri Pacific railroad, he retired two years ago. He also leaves his wife, three daughters and two sons. New York Cotton open hiBh low close Mar. . 2084 2084 2073 2081 20!>0 Mny . 2066 2068 2056 2063 2012 July . 2048 2048 5039 2047 2055 Oct. . 2126 2126 2'116 2121 2131 Dec. . 2103 2103 2193 ; 2099 2108 .Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy this nflernoon and tonight. Scattered thundershowers in east and south portions this afteniooi). Saturday Eenerally fali-i Loyal to Adolf This new photo of Field Marshal Guenther von Kluege, just arrived from neutral source, shows the commander of Germany's western armies in the field in Normandy. He is reported to have been one of. the few high- ranking officers to pledge their loyally to Adolf Hitler following nllempl lo assassinate the Fuehrer. southward In 'a drive to annihilate the last remaining Jnps or. the 20- square-milc Island. Oil Guam, front dispatches say Yank army and Marine troops are bcnrlng down strongly on trapped enemy units in the Orotc peninsula. On the Asiatic mainland, a major engagement Is expected soon Ijc- twcen Chinese and Japanese forces locked in haltlc around the Hunan province city of Hcngynng. The two sides have thrown in light tanks to support their Infantry. An American communique .says United states 14th Air Force planes bombed 25 Nipponese comjjomids in the Hengyaug area Wednesday. Many enemy troops were killed. No Meeting With Gandhi In India, viceroy Lord Wavcll has rejected a second request by Mohandas Gandhi for a meeting. The veteran Indian independence leader wants to discuss the national situation In the light of his recent rcconcillatory pronouncements. 'The Japs have a four-point pro- grant of their own, in ttie tqrm of a proposal i submitted, jointly by the enemy war and navy ministries to the imperial cabinet, The purpow of the plan is to strengthen Japan's air arm. and "Improve morale and fighting spirit among the people." From Manila comes a report from the Jap-controlled radio that the civilian population of the Philippines has been mobilized by the Japs for defense against what the enemy calls Allied "terror raids." Tho broadcast reveals enemy apprehension that Allied planes, based now within striking range of the archipelago, soon will attack Philippine targets. Official Count Of Votes Made CenJral Committee Canvasses Returns In Tuesday Election The official returns from the county's voting Tuesday in the Preferential Primary here were announced today by Jesse Taylor, chairman of the Democratic Central Committee. In the senatorial race, J W (Bill) Pulbrlght led with 1,835 votes, Homer. M. Adkins, M58; Col. T. H. Barton, D92; Halite W. Caraway, 360, J. Rosser Venablc, 11. Ben Laney led the voting In thc governor's race with 1,972; J. Bryan Sims, 1,871, and David D. Terry, 8n. J. L. (Bex) Shaver carried this county Ui lib hid for re-election for lieutenant governor with 3,30-1 votes. Lcc Baker received 858, and W. H. Prince, 325. In thc secretary of state race, C. G. (Crip) Hall amassed 3,301; Earl Page, 1,000; George T. Glllltim 168; A. D. Flurry 90. Guy E. Williams ivon 3,702 votes in the attorney general race; Floyd E. Stein, 301; J. H. Dlckcrson, 4-!6. J. Oscar Humphrey led In the state auditor's race with 3,758, R. C. (Bob) Snrrldge received 33-1 and G. M. O'Neal Sr., 390. For associate justice of the Supreme Court, Lawrence c. Anton won 2.235'voles; Minor W. Millwec, 1469; J. Fred Jones, 828, E. c. (Took) Galhlngs, who won his re-nomlnatlon as representative to Congress, received 3,864: Julian James, 636; W. O. Irby 261. I" his race for re-election for prosecuting attorney, Marcus FietK led with 2,479, while James C. Hale received 1,597. Me C. SpencT received 575. Livestock ST. LOUIS, July 28 (UP)- Hog receipts 9,700 head, with 6,500 salable. Top $14,70. 180-240 pounds SH.70; 140-160 pounds $13.50-1450 Sows 13,60. Cattle receipts 2,800 head, with 1.800 salable. Calves 1,900, all salable. Mixed yearlings and heifers ll.fiO-15.00. Slaughter steers 10.0017.00; slaughter heifers 8.00-18.75. Q "- 1 —•- and feeder steers 7,50- MWBPAPTO OF MOHTH»AST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST BLYTHEVJLLE, ARKANSAS, KKIDAY, JULY 28, jg,J4 American Army Ready To Drive Upon Coutances Seven Nazi Divisions Would Bo Entrapped If Town Is Captured 11. S. MUST ARMY HKAI)-' QUAHTKIIS, Normandy, July 28 (U.i'J—Ainrrlrau mills nclvKiic- I"K southward down Ihe highway from I'crlers reached (lie northern oK'.skhls of Coulanccs' (winy and imide n Junction ivHh'Ihe column rinsing In from Die east. Reds Keep Up Fast Pace In DriveToward Warsaw; Brest-Litovsk Captured • • •• —•—-• '— i - ....... t ' LONDON, July 28 <Ui>>— American troops are uni.sslnK before the Normandy (own of Coutances for n final ilrlvt- to trap .some seven German divisions. An Allied spokesman says the First Army, forging n Irnp for 70,000 enemy soldiers, have advanced up to four miles nil nlong the front. Uatlercd German units all along the curving front nre falling back In dlsorderlv retreat. One American column hns' advanced two miles south of l.e Mos- ul! Herman ta chl one of thc enemy-held lateral supply roads. Another has pushed two miles south, of Lcssny, further hemming In the 1 ail-but trapped Ocrnfcins. Other First Army forces have captured Corbiichon in a four-mile push south of Lcssay highway. -, The general picture Is one of an cvor-tlf,'l)tci>liiK ring \ilih a fnst- closing gap encircling Ihe German forces. Front dispatches- say the lank column slashing down thc St. Lo road from thc ulcuk-llirotlgli gap Is swinging into fhmi position for an assault on Coulanccs, bottle-neck of (he Normandy poeki(. And supreme headquarters says the vanguard might be close lo the edge of the strategic transport hub, controlling all escape roads for tlic Germans. Earlier, the Americans were sothe two' miles outside Coutances. And Unlle^ Press front lino correspondent Henry Gorrcll said the fall of thc highway and railway hub was "Imminent." - » '| The Germans appear lo bo : hi panicky retreat all nlong the 40-; mile front as thc battle moves through its fourth day. .] / But the good news from Norman'J dy-is mixed with had, An undis-' closed numbejv of.-American soldiers own filers. "Auout' : "SO "Flying' Fortresses and medium bombers dropped explosives short of their mark during Die 3000 plane Hssnult on enemy lines west of St. t.o earlier this week. However, tlic commander of the Ninth Air Force, Major General Brcreton told newsmen thnt American casualties so far were fewer than had been feared. And he added: "You are practically sure lo haye some shorls when you hnvc that many planes in tlic air and result- Ing smoke obscures the ground." Soldier Killed During Storm Late Yesterday Hy United Press At least one person Is dead as the result of a storm which struck dozens of areas In the state, damaging buildings nnd Interrupting, power, traffic and communications from Tcxarkana lo Blythevllle late yesterday. A soldier from Camp Robinson, Pvt. Teofllo Salinas of Hollvllle, Calif., was fatally Injured when struck by a falling tree. Strong northwest winds attaining a velocity as high as 75 miles an hour swept through Little Rock, disrupting .telephone, telegraph nnd electric light service. Thc winds continued for an hour—uprooting trees, whipping awnings and shattering windows. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Hitler Seemed to Pose For This Picture Caption on this photo, vudloed from Stockholm today, says It sluiws I.lller. center, Dunked by Muwllnl Ccerln B Amra. nocnll,, a.ler the i,SM, s ,na,,on attempt. ma lhe small , mlch „„ ,,, s ',„„ .u! , h rlBht lumil and arm, reported more seriously burned l.s carefully hidden. (NfiA Telepholo.) ' U. S. Ambulance Plane Crashes, Killing 21 GLASGOW, Scotland, July 28. (OP)—Twenty-one persons, Including wounded American soldiers and one United States Army nurse, were killed when a troop-carrying ambulance plane crashed near the Mull-pf-Gallowny last night. Military authorities say the plane apparently struck a clifT and crashed on the rocks below. There were no survivors. Many bodies were charred beyond recognition. The plane was enroiile from southern England to a Scottish hospital. Two other troop transports which were making the trip landed safely at an RAF station. New York Stocks AT&T 163 Amcr Tobacco 13 3-3 Anaconda Copper 26 Beth Steel 613-4 Chrysler 32 Coca Cola 131 Gen Electric 315-8 Gen Motors $1 Montgomery Ward 47 3-8 N Y Centra! . is) 5-8 Int Harvester 76 North Am Aviation 85-8 Republic Steel 191-4 Radio 10 3-8 Socony Vacuum 133-8 Sludcbakcr 181-8 Standard of N J 551-2 Texas Corp 48 3-8 Packard 5 3-8 U S Steel 58 M Power Cut Off From Lightning Bolt Hits Insulator, Interrupting Service In Several Towns Elcclrlc service was iulciTiipled In Blythcvllle, ffaytl, Cnruthcrs- .yllfe.Porlnpevlllc nnd u few smaller towns for VlllUb'less 'than four hours late yesterday iiflcniomi nnd last ntylit when lightning struck fin insulator on the 110,000 volt transmission line seven miles sonlh of Gllmore, Ark., al S:ir> p. m. The delay Iti restoring service was due to Ihe telephone system also beliiR out, which prevented the operators of thc electric system from contacting switching stations so the trouble could he lo- calcd and repaired. Thc trouble was located about 7:30 p. m., and service restored at 9 p. m Thc nlythcville hospllals, the JJIythcvlItc Army Air Field, and the Prisoner of War Camp on the edge of Blylhcville and a portion of thc city WHS kept In service by use of Ihe standby euglnrs In HID Blylhcville plant. Water immpiiij was maintained in nil lowns nf- fccled in order lo avoid a catastrophe in case of emergency. 1 'flic Missouri towns would no!, have been affected If the Diesel standby engine in CnruMicivivll'.c had not been shut down for repairs, Ark-Mo Power officials pointed, ou I. Flames At FaycttoYille Ruin Government Base FAVETTEVILLE, Ark.. July 28 (UP) — Several thousand cases of canned beans owned by the Government and intended for military use, were destroyed In n fire which destroyed a warehouse near Fny- clleville last night. Representatives of the Hargis Drake Warehouse nl Elkliis, 12 miles cast of. Faycttevlllc, estimate the damage at not less than $20,000 nnd probably up to $50,000. Officials say the cans in which the beans were packed were not waterproofed, nnd damage from n heavy rain after the fire was believed heavy. Acents of the Federal Uurcan of Invcslfgnlinn were in Elk Ins today Investigating the origin of Ihe fire. Precautions Are Urged To Curb Polio Spread WASHINGTON, July 28 (U.P.) — Federal health authorities are sco<- of Infantile paralysis by enlisting parents In a four-point program to protect'children from thc crippling disease, Until the end of the so-caMcd polio season In late September, officials of the United Slates Puij- ril Heanlth Service and representa- tativcs of various medical associations advise parcnlts to take tho following precautions: Make constant checks for hend- aaches fever, naausea, soreness of thc throat, and stiffness of the neck, ft aany of these symptoms arise, call a physical) Immediately and arrange for hospltallzatlon l f possible. Allow children lo traavel ns little as possible; gcep them off buses, aavold crowds. Keep them away from swimming pools unless it can be determined that contacts there or in cmnps ar c no greater thaau normal contacts at homo. Supply Limited, But Autos Must Bear U. S. Stamp A' drive lo lag all "curs without (i Fcdmil revenue, Ktlukcr was underway In nlythcville' this week by internal revenue officers. Delinquent motorists arc .subject to n ,525 Federal fine for failure to properly dlsplny the stickers. Meanwhile, inuny local inolovlsls have made repealed ' trips -to llici post, office; in their efforts' lo purchase llic .stamps, which arc un- iivallnlilo al Intervals because of the great demand. Car owners whose vehicles are UijjBi'd "'list appear iil'lho the In- tcrinil revenue ofllcu where revenue officials said they have been accepting as offer In compromise $5 In lieu of the $25 Federal line. Rcvc'iiiie officials pointed out Hint in order lo avoid a car belnu lagged, the sticker must bo properly displayed. Tlic fact the molorlsl owns one, but bus not displayed a sticker does not save lilin from Ireltig subject lo line, thc otilccrs Bald. Approximately 2500 slumps have been sold lo local motorists since the slumps went on sale June I. AI- ter July 1, motorists vim had noi purchased the stamps tecamc delinquent, The stamps will be on sale until May 31, 1JII5. Wildcat Strike Affects M.& A. Union Men Protest Delay In Mediation Of Wage Dispute .HARRISON, Ark., July 28 (UP) —Trainmen and cnglnemcn of the Mis-sourl nnd Arkansas Railroad have B^'ie oh a wildcat strike. Tim trainmen and cnjjlncmcn nre falling to respond lo calls lo lake trains mil of Ihe lormtnals at Hnr- rlson, lleber Springs and Kenselt. But trains on the road nl the hour of (he strike nro being brought to the terminals. 'I he strike became effective at 9 last night. Pn.sldeiil W. O. Tyucs of (lie Hmrison local. Ilrnllicrhood ot En- Klncmcn and Firemen, says the move should not be termed a slrlkc. Iml rnllicr as he put it, "n vacation lo express the Indignation of the men nt the lotis delays In the meditation matter." M. and A. president L. A. Wnl- klns and executive vice president Malcom Putty sny that a settlement was affected Thursday afternoon with the brotherhood representing the maintenance of way employees, order of railroad telegraphers and the Railway Department of the American Federation of Labor. They say the settlement gave some 400 non-operative employees the wage Increases asked for effective July 1. The railroad 'officials say that, according to a telegram received from thc national meditation board yesterday, the v assumed that the meditation between thc railroad and the operative employees was still on. Walklns says he received no official notice of the wildcat strike until this morning. And says that no arrangements hive been made for handling mnll or other shipments tied up by the strike. The strike involves some 120 train operators. . open high low close Sept, . IOC lOO'.i 105 106% 106 Dec, . 107% 10854 107 168M IOB',4 Big Strongholds In South Poland Being Attacked Nazi-Held Fortress Of Pncmysl May Be Next Base To Fall MOSCOW, July 28 (U.P.)— I'rrmlrr' Shilln Hmiminm lhat (hit K«l Army Imj raivjurtrt J;ir- oslnv ami I'rwiuysii In I'ol-iiid. 1'iv.i'mysl Li Ihe lumous torlrcsS veal of Nazi Oil Plants Near Berlin Hit Germans Retaliate WjthiRobot Combing; Casualties High LONDON, Jiuy an UJP)_ gome MOD Eighth Air" Force Flylni; Fortresses, Liberator* and fighters struck 05 mile's of-ilcrllri to hit synthetic oil plnuts at Mcrse- burg. lladlo Ilcrlln sivys Ihe raiders also bombed the nearby oil nnd nhcnift ceitleis of Hnlle and Dessau. " •-•..•' An Elghlh Air Force lumouncc- mcnt says seven heavy bombers and two fighters were lost i\nd live enemy pluses destroyed. The Germans struck back with terrific robot bombardment of London and other parls of 'Southern UuRlnnd. Many persons were rcporlcd killed In one town when 11 robot fell In n street during lunch hour. Shops anil buildings worn wrecked and the road was showere,! with flying glass splinters. The lop \ws blown off n bus nnd an automobile was losscd Into (i reslmiranl. The stone spire of a church was spill and Is threatening to fall. One air raid warden says Ihe demolished shops were crowded. ll e adds: "Ciisti.-iHies are high." The authoritative Urlllsh magn- v.lnc "The Aeroplane" warned today that, Nnv.1 production of Jet-propelled aircraft may be sufficiently far ndvniiccd to constitute a real threat to Allied air supremacy over Europe. Hut, tn spite of Ihls threat, American Illcrs still arc more or less linvlng their way over the continent. In addition lo raids from Britain today, some 500 American heavy bombers swept out from Italy lo heap new destruction on the buttered oil fields at Plocstl ty Southern Romania. "1 he heavy bombers, .covered by ii slroiii; fighter licet, ran Into an intense nnli-nlrcrnfl barrage and n dense smoke screen, nut returning Illcrs say their bombs touched off Bleat fires anil explosions throughout thc target area. . July 28 (U.r.) ~Tlio HiiSNinns have scored notiiblc new gains in Uioir tVTOnl - breaking offensive uiiucd sli'iuRht at Gci'mimy. The Gcrmjui 'High Com- JiuiiKl wlmils Ihe Polish forlrcSH eily of HresL-Lltoysk- hns fiillon/ And rmlio Berlin I'cnmis Unit fighting is tui- (lorwty nl Pry.em.val, ^mm'igr I'olisli ciitidc) CO miles west of I AVOW.,, r ;, There have been no' conunnni- riuc.i .from Moscow so far todtiy. nut the German reports Indicate.- that Hiisslu's epic victories jcstciday have not slackened! the .whirlwind pace of llic Red aimy , The-full of nrcst-I.ltovsl: would pull forward llic only looping salient on the eastern.front. The llusslaiis already had by-passed, the historic city v>hcic Qoinumj nud KusMa. delicti theli World Wai I pence treaty. / . Last icpniU, from Russia said a powerful Uctt army htul thlvon lo .wllUln^O miles ot Wtnsuw, and Is rolling; lanyard <it'a litto'dr'moio limn a mllo oyeiy two bolus Stockholm advlcefe say German officials already arc llcelng Wnrsnw after completing plans to evacuate nil Industrial 'jannls'., Polish patriots arc said to hnvc killed two hlgli- rankliiR S-S officers In Warsaw while several others,nre missing... 1 .',War Prisoners How At Work In Fields Here The first contingent of German prlsnncrs. who' arrived'at. the local nimp 11 week ago, completed their first (isslGhed work, chopping cotton on the n. D. Hughes farm east of town, shortly licfore noon today. Although 'described as bcini; both "slow and sullen," Iho prisoners were "satisfactory," Mr. Hughes reported today. . The prisoners started working Tiicsdny.'• The exact number of former NnKl fighters, transferred here from prison camps at Bassctt, Crnwfordsvllle, and Earlc, was not revealed. More prisoners are expected in the future, but just when they would arrive wns not known. 'Hie cainp Is in charge of Capt. Kenneth CofTman. . : Purged? Co!.-Gcn. Friiz von Fromm, above, who was replaced by Hcinrich Himmler as chief ot Germany's home army, is among the many high German otlicers i-cported fo have been arrested, possibly killed, in purge that 'followed attempt on Hitler's life. He is said lo have been a "ring-' ._ leader ln.(l; MidSouth Area ' Suffers Damage From High Wind By United Press A six-week drouth In the mkl- Sonth area has been broken by heavy rain during the past 48 hours. High winds that came with tlic rain caused severe property damage nnd killed two persons. Portions of Arkansas, north Mississippi and west Tennessee were drenched by rain and beaten by winds. The dead are Clarence T. Woods, c 50, of Memphis, and a soldier stationed nl the Greenwood, Miss , Army Air Base. Corp. William A. Hall of Lucas, Ohio. Greenwood Field officers say that 12 others received slight Injuries during a 100-mlle-pcr-hoiir gale that lashed the Held. ..... T!ie storm hit hard in Holly Springs, Miss. Trees were uprooted and small dwellings were either blown down or damaged. Heavy rain was also reported at Blythevllle, Paragould and Clarence In Arkansas, at Hickory Flat, Miss., and Dyersburg and Somervllle, Tenn. N. 0. Cotton open high low close Mar. , 2086 2089 2080 2084 2095 May . 2070 2012 5062 -.2067 2013 July . 2050 2051 2«2 .2047 ', 2159 Oct. . 2127 2127 2130 ,2123 2133 Dec. . 2105 2105 2097 2102 2113 Chicago Wheat ' ooci) high low close Sept. . I56',jl 156« ; 155?i 156 1SS!S Pec. , I56',i 157 156',4 !56>i

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