The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 29, 1944 · Page 1
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 1

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Saturday, July 29, 1944
Page 1
Start Free Trial

San W«fc Pape,/ It ls yfl f uo fcfc to the War f Hortl The Boy Scouts will collect you, Scrap Paper .,.„ BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI DOMINANT NXWSPAPER n» NnRTfiBAsr ipiruuim, .„„ „ -*-^ ¥ ¥ ^^ VOL. XLI—NO. 112 Blythevlll* Dimy Newt Blythevffle Herald Blythevllle Courier Mississippi Valley Letdw ARKANSAS AND BOOTHEA8T HI8BOOR1 BLYT1IEVILLE, ARKANSAS. SATURDAY, JULV 2!), 19-14 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS GREAT VICTORY DEVELOPING IN NORMANDY Manchuria Steel Cente TODAY'S WAR ANAJLY8LK Now Or Never For Hitler And His Nazis 87 JAMES HARPER United Pr«8> SUM Writer Hitler, conqueror of 20 nations, now is trying to conquer one more —Germany. The revolt iti Ihe Reich essentially boils down lo (his—a struggle between the Nazi party and the Prussian aristocracy for control of the rank-and-filc German. The Prussians want lo make peace to conserve the Reich's dwindling cannon fodder for another try at world domination. The Nazis know that for them it's now or never. They'll never gel another chance at world • (loniiualion and Ihcy need their cannon fodder right now to save their own skins. To the Junkers, the Wax! regime Is no more than a passing phase. They fought wider the Kaiser, they're fighting under Hitler and they hope to fight again under another leader capable of leading the German people to war. But for the Nazis, this is the whole show. The wages of their defeat will be death. Both groups are highly skilled in the dubious art of bending the German people to their will. Let's look at their record. Hitler may be a rank amateur at battle tactics, but he's an expert In home front strategy. When he became chancellor In January of 1933, the Nazi parly didn't even have a •najorlty hi his coalition government. So it sol about, under Hitler, to'remedy the situation. Someone, presumably a Nazi, set fire to the Reichstag. Hitler acted swiftly., He accused -the Communists of the deed, excluded them from •^Gca(«--ln--'tho .'twsombly,' p^iopla martial law and suspended" consti- lutional guarantees. Thus, he gained heavily in the March elections, packed tile- Reichstag and handed himself, dictatorial powers. ' .. By July of 1933, Hitler felt strong enough to proclaim his Nazi or National Socialist German Workers party as the only legal political group in the Reich. A year later, opposition bubbled to the surface, but Hitler met it with a purge In which executions far exceeded the admitted total of 77. Now that he was in the saddle, Hitler had to provide himself with the means of slaying there. Tin's he did by forming the world's most ruthless and powerful secret police —the Gestapo. The human butcher, Heinrich Himtnler, was placed in charge. The Junkers were satisfied at first. The Nazis were providing them with plenty of cannon fodder and a cause for war. But gradually, they began losing their taste for Hitler. The first thing that Irked them was the formation in March of 1042 of the Elite Guard, H fully armed private Nazi army. Second, they didn't like Hitler forcing himself into their councils in the role of a master strategist. As defeats piled up, the Junkers more , and more saw the hopelessness of i the situation. More and more, they realized that they couldn't win this time and (hat they'd letter hoard their manpower for another try a generation or so hence. The Junkers long have controlled Ihe German people by controlling their army. In 1030, two-thirds of Ihe officers in the armed forces wer c of the Prussian artlstocracy. The Von Bocks, Von Runstedts, Von Marmsteins, von Brauchil- rhes. Von Kleists, Von Lccbs Von FTiIkciihorsts all are Junkers. In fact, almost half the' all-powerful German general staff corps is of that thin-lipped breed. These cold-eyed men come from East Prussia, agriculturally and industrially, the poorest part of Germany. About 1000 families control it all, and peasants still kneel and KISS the sleeve of their master. The Junkers are harsh cruel Fmart, ascetic an d arrogant. They have a general contempt for ail who are not Junkers and a tho- roughgolnj contempt for mere civilians. They have run Germany's wars for centuries and they don't intend to let Hitler stand In the way of their planning for the next one. Germany now is fighting a four front war. It is fighting on three battlcfronts and the home front. The Allies are winning on the three battlefronts. They can't help but win on the home front. Talks To Rotarians Noble Gill, local Rotarlan who attended the National Democratic convention held recently in Chicago, gave a report on his observations at that meeting, when members of the Rotary Club met Thursday noon at Hotel Noble. Guests present at the meeting Included E. W. Simmons, P. p. Cooley, R. \V. Becker, J. A. Bry- nnt, nnd Mr. Eberhardt of New Orleans, La. Caraway Will Help Fulbright In Senate Race Senator's Campaign Manager High In Praise For Fulbright LITTLE ROCK, July 23 <U!') — Congressman J. W. Fiilhrlghl apparently will receive Ule support of Senator Hattie W. Caraway's forces 111 the run-off prlmnry for 0. 3. senator Aug. 8. W. H. Gregory—former asslslaul United Stales district attorney and nanagcr for Senator Caraway's msucccssful campaign for ic-tiom- limtion — has announced that lie will support Pulbright In the runoff campaign. In announcing Ills action, the Forrest City lawyer said: "I am much impressed with the great intelligence and sincerity ol Congressman Fiilbiigbl, wlio is n :andidale for the Democrntic nomination for senator. In my opinion, lie ha.s nil the qualities essential to a great senator." Political observers are also lioking for Senator John L 1 McClcllan lo make some kind of a statement, regarding the .senate race soon. Some sources believe that McClclinn —who 1 'will now Ijo Arkansas' senior senator—will throw Ills .support behind Fulbright. However. McClellan hasn't any statement as yet— explaining that, in Ills own words, "L haven't had any political conferences." Fulbright will undoubtedly oppose Governor Homer .M. Adkltis In the runoff campaign. Unofficial returns from last Tuesday's preferential .primary show thai Adkins 4s, far'of .a third opponent, Colbriel "T"" H." Barton 'of El Dor- ndo. However, Barton still has refused to concede defeat. Status of the race for lieutenant governor Is still doubtful. It hasn't been determined as yet whether a run-off will be necessary Aug. a in that race. On the basis of unofficial returns, J' L. Shaver—the incumbent—holds a slight majority over Lee Baker and W. H. Prince. Secretary Harvey G. Combs of the Democratic State Committee says seven counties certified primary returns to him last night — and he says that most of the 75 counties will probably file official returns today. And he hopes to certify names for the Aug. 8 ballot to county committees not later than Monday. U. Vic Sigler Jr. Killed In Action; J.R.HaneyMissing Two Pemiscot County, Mo., youths have joined the casualty lists with the announcement this week that First Lieutenant Vic Sigler Jr., of Hayti, was killed In action, and John R. Haney of Deering is lisled as missing in action. Lieutenant Sigler was killed June 23 in the Southwest Pacific, his parents were notified. He was married three months ago, and his wife lives in Hawaii. Overseas two and a half years, the 23-year-old Infantry officer had served most of that lime in the Hawaiian Islands. Mr. Hancy, motor machinist's mate. 3-c. is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Hancy of Dcerlng. Landing Craft Workers Continue Sit-Down Strike PERTH AMBOY, N. J. July 20 (UP)—Ahout 1000 of the 1500 day shift, workers at the New Jersey Shipbuilding Corporation Yard are continuing a sitdown strike which interrupted production of landing- craft yesterday. The workers, protesting discharge of a foreman for alleged inefficiency, hung an effigy of the hull superintendent on a telephone pole in the yard today. Labels PAC Political Arm Of New Deal Hy United I'rcss A Dies Committee report charging n tie-up between New Deal officials, aurt the CIO Political Action Committee is under study In Washington for possible application ol the Hatch Aet. The Hatch Act, as you know, Is Ihe so-called clcim-polltlcs law which forbids labor or any other organized groups, to contribute lo politiciil piirttes or campaigns. The Dies Committee report, which Is a preliminary one, labels the Political Action Committee as a imlilical arm of Ihe New Deal administration. Names Mrs. Roosevelt The charges contained In the report Involve foine 10 odd government officials. It also names Mrs. Franklin n. Roosevelt as the recipient of several telephone ('alls from Political Action Committee officials. 'Hie report goes on farther in it.s discussion about Mrs. Rcosevelt. thai: to list telephone calls. However, It docs charge that many officials of the PAC have no background with labor, but are fresh from government positions. Other government officials named In the report, and charged with cooperating with the PAC in support of New Deal office seekers, Include Secrclary of Labor Perkins, Price Administrator Chester Bowles, and OWI Director Elmer Davis. To Study Itcporl The report lias been distributed to other members of the committee and some of them have expressed their opinion that there should be a thorough Investigation of HID charges contained in Ihe report. Assistant Attorney General Mc- firanary says. he,.has not received Ihe report. But he says if the report is submitted to his office, he will study it for any evidence of violation of the Hatch Act. While the (vjlUical war grows stormier, refreshed congressional leaders are enroute to Washington this week end lo get the nation ready for the end of the global war—whenever it comes. Congress will end a S-wccks recess Tuesday and start work .it once on reconversion and demobilization bills. Recommends 97 Airports, Fields For Arkansas LITTLE ROCK, July 29. (UP) — Arkansas' part of a national airport building program as announced by the Civil Aeronautics Administration would give Arkansas 91 airports and fields. Engineer-Director L. A. Henry of the Arkansas Planning Board says the building program calls for construction of enough airports and landing fields to make 85 per cent of the slate within 15 miles of a field. Henry, who has been studying Arkansas airport sites In co-operation with the CAA, says if the building program is carried out Arkansas would have 97 airports and fields, including 31 existing commercial ports or military fields. Fifty-two would be mere landing fields or "air parks." But the building plans also call for conversion of some military fields near cities. And construction of a few large commercial airports. Marvin Wright Of Stec/e Killed In S. W. Pacific S1EELE, Mo.. July 20.—Mr. and Mrs. w. E. Wright have been notified by Ihe War Department that thcfr son, \farvln Wright, Ph. M. 3-c, U.S.N.R... was killed in action In the South Pacific July 19. Mr. Wright, who was 23, was graduated from Stccle High School. He enlisted In the service July 31, 19-12, and had been serving overseas since October, 1942. The Wrights also have another son serving in the South Pacific, Leonard Wright, P.l.m., 3-c. We'll Stick To Publishing In BlythevUle - Thank You! HAVANA, Cuba, July 20 (U,P.) — -Eugenlo De Eosa Jr., acting director of the newspaper "Diaria De l.a Marina," says he has sent seconds to challenge Dr. Gulllermo Belt to a duel as n result of what, he called Belt's "interference" wilh De Sosa's published allacks on United Stales Ambassador Sprutllc Braden. De Sosa was understood to be basing his challenge on charges that Belt defended Braden agaiast the director's assertion that the ambassador sought to interfere with the freedom of the Cuban press. ^ De Suss r.lso charged lhat belt turned his back on Cuba's best economic Inlcresls." Bell has been mentioned as possible secretary of stale in President Elect Grua San Martin's cabinet. Last Sunday De Sosa began publishing in his newspaper a scries of open letters to Braden charging him with opposing Cuba's efforts to obtain better conditions for the rale of the sugar crop nnd with interfering with the freedom of ,the Cuban press; What Do We Do With Dewey? First Daylight Attack For I This Bix-hy-cight-foot pholo of Ciov. Thomas K. llewcy, G. O, P. presidential candidate, nrriycil at Chicago's Servicemen's Center us a gift from Cook counly Republican committee, which intended il to hang beside similar one of President Ruoscvcll. Puzzling over disposal of Ihe bin portrait i.s Arthur U Scliullv., center director, who says lie has no authority lo lumu the picture. F. W. Cartwrighf r j Services Sunday Last Rites To Be Heid At Family Homo Tomorrow Afternoon OSCEOLA, July 29.—Last rites for P'lnley W. Carlwright. prominent hardware man who died yesterday morning ol a heart ailment, will Ire held nt 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon al the family residence. Tho Hcv. L. T. Lawrence, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, assisted by the Rev. Earle Cravens, pastor of the Mclliodist Church, will conduct the services. Burial will be made in the family burial plot In Violet Cemetery. Mr. Cartwright, who was 55, had been in failing health for the last Iwo years. His condition had Ijccn critical for n week. Member of a pioneer Osccola family. iMr. Cnrtwrlght was connected with his two brothers, Vance and Raymond Cnrtwrlght, In a hardware store which Ills father, the late N. G. Cnrtwrlght, founded In IBBO. The store is one of the largest of its kind In Northeast Arkansas. Active pallbearers will be G. H. Scgrnves, Guy Bryant, W. W. Prcw- itt, A. G. Brlckcy, A. W. Bowcn, Prank Williams, Joe Cromer, and Harold Ohlendorf. Honorary pallbearers are R. H. Cromer, Bob Cromer, W. J. Driver, Wils Davis, Virgil Greene, L. U. B. Young, Charles Lowrnncc Jr., S. M, Hodges, Bruce Ivy, Jess Cromer, Rufus Branch, E. B. Chiles, D. H. Blackwood, C. D. Ayres, John W. Edrlngton, George Edrington, li. W. Bragg, R. c. Bryan, J. L. Williams, H. J. Hale. V. G. Madden, Ben Butler, Joe Cotton, Hale Jackson. Joe Tanner. R. C. Liingston. Dr. C. M. Harwell, Dr. w. J. Sheridan, llcfian Ix-wis. John Morris, Edmund Or- glll, Jim Crain, w. E. Hunt. Sieve Ralph, Miss Emma Cox, James Coston, L. W. Wallers Sr., Dick Craig, Herbert Bryant, and Godfrey White. Late Bulletins LONDON.—Allied llwuliinai (ITS s:ilil today tlial American fort'cs hail raptured Si. Main do la Laiulc, 3 1-2 miles ixirlhwrM "I Coutjiiccii, anil Iiuil reached-die Svfst'Fiiilst hi'iluil urea. > *•/• - < Oilier (hilled Stales lrni>ps reached the area »f l.cngniunc, ^ \-Z miles \vcsl of Kl. Dcnls-le- r.usi. llcaili[iiarliTS rcimrli-il indications nf sllflellliiK German resistance, particularly wusl uf Tcs- sy-Sur-Virc. Smillu-:isl (if St. l.n, the Americans utlvanrcil u tulle in the area of St. Jean DCS Hal- sail Is'. OH, CITY, I'eun.—I.icul. Col. Francis flralicskt, Hie nation's leading lighter pilol, Is missing in action. His family was .so notified tocluy by llic War Department. Colonel, wluisc 28 lilnncs destroyed In Ibi; nlr surpassed thai of any ollinr American flier, h.irl lircn flghliiur hi llic European llicatcr. Me alsn bus ilc- .slioynl thri-c iilniies im Ibe ground. He is a former Nnlrc Oamc font- ball star. T E II K I! A N.—I'nllsli Premier Mikolajcrk arrived In Teheran lo- dny from Cairo on the way to Moscow. He plans to confer with tiovlct"; on a government for liberated Poland. Pvt. Roy E. Ford Wounded While Serving In Italy Pvl. Roy E. Ford. 19-ycar-oM son of i\ir. and Mrs. J, C. Ford of Itlythc- ville. was slightly wounrfrd while righting In llaly July 6, tile War Department has notified the youth's parcnUs. The telegram added'lhat a report on Private Ford's condition would IK revealed as soon as possible. Private Ford has been overseas for about five months. He enlisted In the service a year ago and was assigned to the Field ArUllery. The soldier, Hie oldcsl of six children, farmed with his father near niv'hcvlllc twforc lie entered Ihe service. German Line Gives Way To Allied Push f!y United Press In Italy, the British Eighth Army has driven to wllliln five miles of Florence. | Allied Iroops also arc within two miles of liie Important town of Empoli. which Is 16 miles wcsl of Fl/ircncc, Polish li-oojw pushing up Ilaly's Adriatic coasl have captured the southern part of the fishing port of Senig.illla, 1G miles northwest of Aneona. The entire German line on (lie Florence front Is sogrjinp umhr the terrific weight of llic converging British drive. The push has already overrun half a doxen of Florence's outpor>t.s. And they arc within 2 milc.s of Empoli, 16 miles west of Florence. All the ground sonlh of tho Arno nnd Pisa rivers is being cleared, and the Allies are In a position lo launch a frontal attack on (he main German positions In Hie CMlhlc Line. The American siege of I'lsa ha.s subsided to a temporary .slalcmale, but the Poles arc still on the move along Ihe Adriatic coast. They entered the port of Senlgallla at the moulh of llic Mlsa river, 16 miles northwest of Aucona. N. 0. Cotton open high low close Mar. , 2083 2094 2083 2088 2084 May . 2064 2076 2063 2010 2067 July . 2046 2057 2016 2052 2047 Oct. . 2122 2130 2120 212S 2122 Dec. . 5098 2112 2098 2107 2102 Air Behemoths Anshan, Largest Steel City In Manchuria, Is Target Hy llnllnl 1'ress Aiiiorlciin 11-20 Sti|)orf<irlre»sc.s lire •eyealed In huvo lilt Hie big Indus- rliil renter of Attsliiiii in ti^i,- drst •uld on Japanese-held Miiiidiinia. Analinn, n city of 200.0(10 lulmlil- •«n(s. Is n hlrdily Impnrtniil Iron uid Blcel t-i!i|ter ncur Mukden. H Is I lie home of the Shown Hied Works, llic largest Iron nut! steel null in Manchuria. As yet, there Is no dc- CTlptlon of tlio damage uilllclrd by the huge Ixinibers. Kiullo Tokyo. acknowledging lh« H-2!) vnltl. says the big plilUM also lilt (lie city of Dnln>n, Dnlrcn, with n population of sonic KO.OOO Is ubmil 2511 miles south of Aushau' near 1'ort Arthur on the Kwiiiilunc peninsula. .In |is Millie Usual Claim The Jniiiiuese broadcast nuikcs the usual claim Unit no daiuiiijo was unmcd lu Inilustrlul liiKlnllnllnnii The enemy report says only K \t g \^ iliuiiiiiiii was Infllotcd In civilian ilk. Irlcls. •1'okyo complains Unit, ll.s puppet slate, Muncluikiio, lias not declined war on the Anglo-Americans mid thus say we atliieked n nnnlrnl city. lliiwevnr. regardless of enemy ic- linrts. Hit! SupiM-roHrc.wc.s poured bombs on Anshan, the Industrial area of Mukden, which Is Hie mum supply center for Japanese forces In China. Mukden also Is Iho licnd- ([Uinlnrs of llin Japanese Kwan- UiiiB army In Mnnchiirjii. The raid, the Ihlvd lor-'the B-a9s .within six <veck!>, was- the nrsl of iLi, kind against Manchuria mid the llrsl Sti- Ji<(rforl.iwi» raid In be carried out In (Inyllsht. In their previous attacks the biff bombers struck by night al tlin Japanese mainland. Mcnmvlille, tin? capture of airfields in the Marianas Islands miij loud In further air • blows Japan proper. United Slates troops on Tinlai Island have cnplurcd' a second ulr strip, after a sweeping four-mile ad vnnce. The Marines now hold one Imlf of Tinlim and arc 'smashing for ward with the support of America planes liased ou captured Unlit Point alrnchl. Engineers and Scabccs are at work enlarging the Ushl all drome, described as one o[ the mi Jor Japanese airports of the mm dated Islands. ill;il<o Progress On Guam On Guam, a furious battle Is rag- IIIR for the vllal Ornlc peninsula Our Marines have driven to within £00 yards of the Orolc airllcld, despite frantic resistance from Hie Japanese, To the north, along Guam's west coast, an estimated 2000 Japs have been killed In an enemy night attack. The Japanese dead were pnrt of a large force which broke through American lines only to meet with disaster In one of the sharpest battles of the Guam campaign. Other American forces have driven two miles inland to strengthen their positions on (he Apra naval nn- choragc. In Hie Smith west Pacific the trapped Japanese 18th army on northern New Guinea apparently has given up plans to attempt a break-through of American lines The Japs arc reported to have withdrawn their disorganized troops vi hid: _pnce numbered 15,000. Evidently, Ihe Japanese will concentrate on harassing tactics until they can regroup their forces for another attempt to escape Ihe American encirclement. Spectacular Drive To Sea Traps Nazis North Of (outances Strong Red Army Hears Warsaw ul- Hy United Press Mnssivis American Innk forces in Nonmuicly sci/ctl Uic rail hub of CoittniKX'.s inul drove on nearly eight miles southward in u brwik-UiroiiRh to the peninauin'a count The Hpeclaciilnr drive, to the .son traps .several thousand Nir/.is still riirliliiiK north of Countmiccs. To llic southeast other Vault troops united ucnw the Sicnnc and Seville rivers lo liy-pas.s or engulf scores of town* and villages Hie multiple tin-Hals are developing into one of the greatest victories of tlic VIM, The Clcrman coiHrolIed Scondt- lavlan Telegraph Bureau says offensive evidently Is designed -., .iiunsli Intollio heart.of France, I he enemy edclarcs we arc trying., lo spill tho Nazi two and •knr the southern flank .for-a li'lvo on, Paris. , - >•'•• Nails Fl(n Viinks • '.'•-. A llerlln communique acknowl-' edrjCK (he liirgc scale United Stales allack has "assumed still greater extension" below CouUinccs. The Clcriiiiins In tills area arc Mcclnis so fast they may not halt for a sland short of Ayranccs—25 miles soutli of Coulanees. The towii lies at the hinge ol thp Normandy and Hi-lltnny peninsulas. Our forces arc using tho fam'piis leap-frog tactics perfected by, Ltoiilenanl General George Paitou Nazis Claim Soviets Repulsed At Jclgavu; Admit Kaunas Will Fall lly tliillcil Tress 'J'hc Gcniimis hnvc disclosed that Soviet forces have reached .lelgava, n iJilvlim rail junction 22 miles Bonlhwesl of Ulna, Tlic Nad hlifh command claims Russian troops werc thrown out of 'u tiftc'C reaching It. mil thin Is llio German version. Since Moscow has not mentioned lUjhthifi nt Jclgava, the Niixl claim Is (lie first Indication Hun, tho Hed Army lias advanced en tin- in Us drive to thii llultli: Sea. An ad-' vnnco to .lelgava would reprcscnl .. Ruin of 20 miles from Yonlshlkl. which Moscow Announced us cap- tilled yesterday. , r'arllicr south of Russia's 1000 mllo eastern front, Ihe Lithuanian City of.,Ka,uiiUH npparcnlly \filill hold byithu; Oiii-niiiiiij. -' V>> llcrls Near Warsaw However, tlic German Traiisoce-jn news agency says Soviet trotips have by-par.sccl the lire-war capital mill cracked Na/1 lines to llic northeast Trnnnocenn said n Clcrman corre- i in his triumphant Sicilian cam- Swill lank columns life slratnlng lo effect a .second Mmish-' through lo the sea — far .below 1 Coulrinccs. such n move would seal off 1.1)0. major portion /of. Hitler's Kormandy army. An estimated 70,000 men arc .liellcycd .lo have been Uirown lulo the Si:' Lo-Coutanccs campaign by the .Wcjumneht. Although the Geruians along the wcsL coast aru lu rapid flight — other Nftnl^fovbes at the eastern end .of: llm American front -refused to lakc-'thlnj's'Tying down.' Their .tlrsl .major countcr-nclloji igalnst bur new' offensive occurred In a (Immune .selling. Enrly Oils ' New York Cotton Mar. . 2077 2038 207C> 20S7 2081 May . 2002 2071 2058 2068 2IW3 July . 20-10 2052 20-10 2050 2017 Oct. . 2121 2127 211S 2124 2121 Ucc. . 2100 2106 2004 2101 2090 Chicago Wheat high low close Sept. . 150W 156% 155-X 15Sy, 158 Dec.. 156« 156% 150% K6V, 160-)L Child's Condition Fair Following Accident The condition of Bobble Jones, age six, who struck by a motorist on West Chlckasawba about 5:15 o'clock Thursday aflcrmwu. was discrilicil as "lair" by Walls attendants. Bobble, son of Mrs. Bernlce Mc- Glice, received a fracture of llic front part of the skull, extensive lacerations about the head, and general concussion and shock. Police officers today questioned eye witnesses who saw the boy thrown from his wheel when struck by Lieut. W. T. Chatlos of the Blylhevlllc Army Air Field. The youthful rldor was reported to have pedaled from the driveway at 2007 West Chickasawba Into the path of the car. mornliig a lt|i'Bo number of Na/ls were trying to escape from tli e re, ., R'oii north of tlic' Tcssy-Urelinl spondenl had tele]ilmned from Knu-1 highway. Their only 'clinnce for n nas lo disclaim overseas rcporl Ihall cnlcwiiy was to stage a blg-scnlo the city had fallen, but reported the battle, Russians were only six miles away. The Nazi dispatch added that "tlio fall of Kaunas la Included In Ihe calculations of the German command," But the focal point of Russia's tidal wave' offensive today Is llic Imminent assaull on Warsaw, cupl- lal of pre-war Poland. Al last rcporl n powerful Soviet column had reached the southeastern outskirts of Wursaiv, while another drove lo wllliln a few miles of u suburb lying 18 inllcs to thn east, other forces were expected lo capture Sledlco, Imlf way be- Iwpcn Drcst-Utovsk nnd Warsaw, almost momentarily. Nazi Resistance Kvaporales Marshal llokossovsky apparently Is concentraling the entire strength of Ills assault on Warsaw along the cast bank of llio Vistula river after a 25-mile dash along the bank from the south. His Immediate objective presumably is the cast bank suburb of Praga, controlling all rall- ways running Into Warsaw from the casl. A Stockholm advice quoted a German spokesman as saying the German iiiiny will mnke no stand east of Warsaw. And Soviet front reports say German resistance southeast of Warsaw had evaporated as never before on the eastern front. Brothcr Of Luxor a Physician Dies Yesterday .lames A. Hudson, Memphis Insurance man and brollicr of Dr. Thomns p. Hudson of Uixora, died early yeslerrtay morning of a heart nltmctit at his home In Memphis. He wns 72. Services were held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the National Funeral Home In Memphis. A former educator of Uollvar, 'Icnn., Mr. Hudson wns a superintendent of schools and later op| crated Ills own private boy's school. For the last 20 years ho was with llic Equitable insurance Co. He also leaves tils wife, daughters, nnd two sons. Wilson Youth loses Life In Battle For So/pan Pfc. John R. York of Ihe Marine Corps lost his, life lu the battle for Satpau, the Navy Department notified his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. York of Wilson. Private York, 19, had been overseas 17 months. A graduate of West Plains, Mo., high school, lie enlisted in the Marines In December, 1942. two New York Stocks A T & T 163 1-1 Atncr Tobacco 73 Anaconda Copper 25 7-8 Beth Steel 62 Chrysler 013-4 Coca Cola 132 1-2 Gen Electric 373-4 Gen Motors 603-4 Montgomery Ward ...»..,. 47 N Y Central 19 7-8 Int Harvester 76 North Am Aviation 81-2 Republic Sice) 191-3 Studcbakcr 18 Radio 10 1-2 Socony Vacuuii. 131-2 Standard of N J 55 5-8 Texas Corp 48 1-8 Pncknrd 5 1-4 . U S Steel 58 3-8 Enemy Ccfs Air Sumiort ",. The enemy.called for ntr support —and powerful formations of German plnncs responded with n strong bombardment of the entire area. ' Then—n German armored column struck In the prc-dnivn darkness. Tlic Germans strove desperately to break up'a parade of Sherman lauks pushing southward into the heart of Normandy. Alter hours of savage flBhtiiiB Ihe Nazi panzers pulled out. When United Press war correspondent Horny Oorrell filed his front dispatch this afternoon—Hltlor's Tiger aivi PniUhcr tanks' were fleeing under a hall of bombs dropped by United Slates planes. General Bratlley's interrupted sweep picked up new momentum. The first big tank engagement since Ibc bnttlc fo Sicily had only whetted thn American First Army's apnctltc for further conquests. Turning to the air war — more Ihnn 1100 American heavy bombers pounced on the great synthetic oil refinery at Merseburg, Germany today for tlic second day straight. Tin; heavyweights struck also at llic Nazi sencoast town of Bremen. In addition — tactical bombers blasted two airdromes northeast of Paris. Itolmli Asaln Hit llospllal Sixty-two RAF planes are mlss- hiK from lasl nlghl's air npernlioiis over Europe. More than 1000 British planes smashed at Hamburtt, Stutlgart, Frankfort nnd France's Pas dc Calais area. A Stockholm newspaper, reports hiiqe fires are still raging Hn Stullgart—which hns been (he victim of four attacks this week. The Journal asserts the city Is as "good ns gutted." As for Germany's robot bomb offensive against London — the deadly missiles continued to the city and England's southern counties Mst night and today. The Nnzls are hurling the explosives in clusters now — with the evident hope of Saturating British defenses. One bomb smashed several hospital buildings—setting them ablaze. Seven patients were buried under a mass of mnsonry—and hope for them has been abandoned. This It Oie second London hospital hit in the last three days. Livestock ST. LOUIS, July 29 (UP)— Hog receipts 2,500 head, with 500 salable, Top 14.70. 180-240 pounds 14.70.. Cattle 1,000 head with 100 salable. Calves none. Bulk for week mixed yearlings and heifers 11.0016.00; cows 8.50-11.00; canners arid cutters 5.50-8.00; slaughter steers 11.50-16.35. Weather .".'.• ARKANSAS-^Partly. cloudy this afternoon, toiitgh't apdlSimday. . ,

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,100+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free