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Snvo Waste Paper/ It is vo/uob/o to the War Effort? Watch this paper tor Collection Dates! BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI TOiDNANT OTTW8PAPKR f» NOMMtABT ARirtMHAa **m a~,™,-.o™ ... • '*-* W V .^*J VOL. XLI—NO. 114 BlythevUl* Dally Neil BiythevUle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi VaOJ DOMINANT MfWSPAPKR Of NOBTMUBT ARKANSAS AND 8ODTHKABT MISSOURI . ' ~• ——— ..— m,'YTHEVIi,LE. AKKANSAS, TUKSOAY, AUGUST 1, ig,|4 PISA, HISTORIC SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS* TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Turks Appear Ready To Join Allies In War 'By JAMES HARPER United Frew staff Writer Turkey Is flogging down the victory bandwagon, and the Allies may invite her aboard for tlie rest of the trip, The riptide of history Is swirling the Turkish' nation of 17,000,000 people closer to war. Perhaps not n .shooting wnr, but at least a diplomatic nnd economic wnr. The Turkish parliament is meeting right now, and the German embassy already has started packing. Turkey may let It go with n rupture in Axis relations. But even Dint would be a powerful blow to Germany. First, il would lower Hitler's ebbing prestige In satellite lands and constitute a diplomatic Flap in the face. Second, it would close down German consulates in Turkey which lout; have .ipcialcd ' spy system. And, third, It would automatically choke off all Turkish trade with the Reich. From Turkey, Hitler gets pig Iron, copper, minerals, foodstuffs, tobacco and cotton. We Coiihl Use Bases Should Turkey go further and pledge ils signature on a declaration of war, the benefits to the Allies would be even greater. First of all, the Allies would acquire bnscs on Turkish soil. One of the nation's best airdromes lies only 400 miles from Romania's Floesti oil fields. All the Balkans and Greece would fall within the orbit of Turkish-based ' planes. . They rauld even set up a shuttle service to Italy; 650 miles away. : - Sccond, Turkey could unclog the Dardanelles to Allied ''shipping nnd thus shrink the water route .to Russia. But the second concession would b'e no good without, the; first The .mouth of the Dardanelles "-, Is blocked 1- by German b ases -In •'< the Aegean .'Islands.-i'Allied land-bSs.ed ..^ . away those 'obstructions. , . Third, Turkey could provide the Allies with n x land bridge Into the Balkans, thus./obviating the ; need for a costly water-borne invasion f past Crete and powerful German .bases in the Dodecanese .Islands. * Germany would have to stretch thin its limited forces to prevent the Allies from kicking open the door into southeastern Europe. Turkey's entry into the war also .might mean Bulgaria's exit from the war, since the two are next- door neighbors. . , The chunk of European Turkey lying east of the Marmara Sen would constitute a ready-mnde beach-head into Europe. Moving across it into Bulgaria, the Allies could hit for the Danube Valley; thus putting the squeeze on Romania, already faced on the cnst by Russia. Nation A'ulnerablc One major factor has kept Turkey out of the war this long. The nation is highly vulnerable to Axis attack. Ankara, for example, Ifcs only 350 miles from German air bases in Rhodes. And Istanbul is only 125 miles from the Bulgarian border. It's highly Improbable that the Germans could find the nec'-s- ,snry troops for a land attack on Tur- } key. But they coulrl certainly strike <. 1)1' air. If Turkey enters the- war, it will do so only because it feels that the Allies are strong enough to protect! It. Turkey has under arms some two million men. In addition, it has a jx>cket navy believed to consist of one battle cruiser, two light cruisers, four destroyers, and nine submarines. In 1043 alone, the Allies furnished Turkey with 880,000,000 worth of war materials. But Turkey still will need as much air protection as it can get. Of course, there is a possibility that Turkey will find Its seat on the fence too comfortable to desert. The nnlicm's statesmen have said time nnd again that it covets no territory not its own. And certainly the Turks have no emotional impulse toward war like Britain's bill?, or America's Pearl Harbor. The only benefit it could get from a chair at Die peace table would be the negative one of protecting Turkish Interests. Still, the Turks arc smart enough to see that after the war (his will be a United Nations world. 'Dial's why they are flagging down the victory bandwagon as the Allies j' move over to make room for a new ^partner. Infantry Charge ; Behind a smoke screen, Yank infantrymen charge a buildin H '( Samtcnay, i ranee, where Ciennan snipers had taken refuge Livestock LIVESTOCK ST. LOUIS, Aug. 1 <U.P.)~Hogs 12,700. salable 11,300: top 14.70; 380-240 Lbs. 14.70; 140-160 Lbs. 13.50-14.50; sows 13.40-13.50. Cattle 5,500 all salable; calves 2,500 nil fallible; mixed yearlings «V heifers 12-15; cows 8.50-11.00; canners and cutters 5.50-8.00; slaughter steers 10.00-17.00; slaughter heifers 8.50-16.75; stocker asd feeded steers 7.50-13.00. Chicago Rye open high low close Sept. . 105 106 HMTi 105& 104U Pec,, 107H 108H 107?4 108 107% Shortages Of War Materials Slow Victory, Somervell Soys; Congress Ends Summer Recess WASHINGTON, Aug. 1(U.P.)-Congress got back from its Summer recess today under urtrenl appeals from congressional leaders-to get to work immediately on problems of reconversion. But the War Department warned that of more pressing concern are shortages iu320 vital caleirorics of war material. b General Brehon Somervell, commander of the Army prvice^,orce s ,.says these shortageVthreaten to delay victory The increased tempo of'the war, he says has-stepped up-the. requirements for weapons, ammunition-and trans- port-...Biit; despite- : this;" he .'reports, actual production has •"declined. -• SOmcrvell says tbe shortages hav c been caused mostly by manpower difficulties; He warns that production must be stepped up to prevent Riles Held For Victim of Crash Corn Inez Griffith Is Buried At Manila; Tilley Rires Pending MANILA, Aiiff. 1. Funernl services for Corn Inez Griffith, H-year- old victim of a head-on collision of two automobiles 11 o'clock Sunday night on Highway 18 between Lcachville and Manila, were held at 3 o'clock tills afternoon at the Methodist Church. Tbe Rev. O. M. Campbell, pastor, conducted the services and burial was made at Manila Cemetery. Howard Uudertakin? Co. wns in charge ot arrangements. Arrangements for the funeral of the other victim of the tragedy, N. H. Tilley, Leachville farmer, were not known this morning. His body wns taken to Monetle. Tho condition of the other occupants of the two cars, all of whom were injured, was improved today at Robinson's Clinic. Mrs. Lawrence Mayes, 24, of Leachvllle, a passenger in Mr. Ttllcy's car, is expected to be dismissed tomorrow. She suffered severe lacerations of Hie face and throat. iMr. and Mrs. Sam Griffith, who live nt the Bly- thevllle Army Air Field where Mr. Griffith is a civilian employee, v/lll remain at Ihe clinic tor several day.;. He suffered a chest and pelvic injury, while Mrs. Griffith hns a broken left leg and laceration about the left eye. Mr. Griffith was driver of the car en route to Manila which collided with the automobile driven by Mr. Tilley who was returning to Lcach- ville from Manila, An Investigation was underway loday by state and county officers n an effort to determine the cause of the collision. The three survivors of the accident wilt be qucs- 'toneri upon their dismissal from the clinic, according to Slate Highway Policeman Clyde Grigsby, who, with Deputy Sheriff James McHaney of Lcnchvlllc, is conducting the investigation. New York Stocks AT&T .................. 1 6 3 i_ 2 Amcr Tobacco ........... 72 1-4 Anaconda Copper ..... 26 1-8 Beth Steel ............... 62 3-4 Chrysler ................. Cocn Cola ...... . .......... Gen Electric ............. . 3en Motors ............... Montgomery Ward M 1-3 133 375-8 53 ....... 48 N Y central .............. 20 3-8 int Harvester ............ 76 3-4 North Am Aviation ........ 81-: Republic Steel ............ 19 5.3 Radio 10 3-4 ................... - Jocony Vacuum .......... 13 1-2 Sttt ' Stttdebaker .' 185-8 Standard of N J 55 3-8 Texns Corp Packard , U S Steel an increase in the loll of lives which -'Iclory will cost. •Even as Somervell spoke in his press conference, representatives of the armed forces, the War Manpower Commission and the War Production Board canvassed' the problem of material and manpower shortages with War Mobilization Director James Byrnes. Attendance Not Heavy Despite prodding from Byrnes and frorii both Democratic ,nnti Republican leaders that the legal problems of re-conversion must be worked out now. attendance at tlic opening session of Congress today wns slim. Ten minutes after vice president Henry Wallace called Ihe Senate to order, only 32 members were present. In the House 45 members were on the floor when speaker Sam Rayburn rapped his gavel. Rayburn said the House Expenditures committee is expected to begin work next week on a meashre dealing with the disposal of surplus war property. s Turning to the International aspect of post war planning, representatives of tl\e United Stntes, Great Britain and Russia will begin conferences on an international organization for peace and security in Washington on August 14. Acting Secretary of State Edward Stcttinius, making Ihc announcement, said that after the American- Brllish-Russian conference Is concluded, representatives of the Unlt- •>d Stales. Great Britain and china will conduct conversations on the same subject. Also in Washington todny, the joint congressional economy committee urges that government corporations be subjected to closer control by Congress. Tlie committee, headed by Senator Harry Byrd of Virginia, said government corporations havc grown so powerful that they rival government itself. Ilus Workcis Strike Philadelphia, thousands of war workers havc been stranded on (heir way to defense plants by a "irpnse transportation strike. Nearly 6000 motor men, conductors and bus drivers stopped work, lying up all bus and trolly lines early this morning. The walkout then spread to. the city's elevated and •iUbn-ay lines. Now. Philadelphia's entire Iransportalion system Is paralyzed. The walkout started in one car barn where Negro trainees were scheduled to begin trial runs under the Instruction of expcrlend- cd operators. The War Labor Board has ordered its Philadelphia bureau to Intervene Immediately. < Montreal, Canada, also Is faced with n serious transportation strike. Thirty five hundred street car employees in the city have voted to stage their third strike In 17 months. On the domestic political front, Governor Thomas Dewey of New York on his first tour RS Republi . . u- '- z can presidential nominee, has ar- 5 3-8 rived in Springfield. Illinois. Dew- , i 69 ey will confer with Governor Dwl&ht 11- Roll In to Bri Late Bulletins HKAlKjUAKTKKS, AKK, Aus. 1 (U.IM—Anutrlcnn forces in lower Niiiinundy him struck raslward toward I'arls, itud captured the bin lrans|>tmt renter nt Hi-ri-i-.v. The lowri is 10 miles oust of Avr.UH'hcs. The neiv American ilrlvc Oircntcns'lo turn the eiillrc Na/.l lliie In Krai ic c» LONDON, AUK. 1 (U.I'.) — rrcmlcr Jospf Slallii nnnounces that the Kctl Army lias r:i|t'.ureii Kiiuna.v, (lie nrc-u'iir of Lithuania. Tlie Ciermaii hluli cnmniunil acknnwlcilccd the loss of the city yesterday. STOCKHOLM, AUK. 1 (IUM — Hcllalile |irlr:itn saurces report that 1'rr.slilcnl Illsto itytl of Kln : land lias resigned or will do so within (he next 24 hours. Primaries Held In Four States Clark Faces Fight . For Rcnomination ' At Missouri Polls Ity United Press Primary elections were being held In four slnlcs today. Voters went to the polls In Knn- sas, Virginia, Missouri nnd New York. The outstanding contest was in New York where Representative Fish Is fighting for Republican nomination. Pish, a congressional veteran, has been denounced by Governor Dcwcy and Wendell WIIIRlQ for allegedly brlMglti? re- lit'lous'-nnd racial issues Into his 'campaign.-He is opposed by.-AUjfiyi- .t«s Bennett who nlso seeks nomination on the Democratic > and American Labor Party tickets. In addition to Fish's fight for rciioinliiallon, 41 other contests will be decided In New York Stale. In New York City, thfc feature race is that of Representative Vlto Marcantonio, who is attempting In set the nomination of three major parties. " • ! In Missouri, Democratic Senator Bennett Clark apparently faces n fctiff fight for rcnomlnallon. Clnrk Is opposed by Attorney General Hoy McKiltrick who has waged a strong campaign, attacking wlinl he terms Clark's pre-war isolationist record. Missouri's 12 other incumbent congressmen also nre up for rcnomlna- tton, and voters will choose candidates for governor. In Virginia, there arc contests in only lw/> congressional districts, i-.nd Kansas likewise expcclcd a quiet election. Parole Violator Killed In Crash Flees From Officer But Fatally Injured When Auto Crashes PINK BLUFF, Ark., Aug. 1 (Ul>) —Robert Hollowny, 35-year-old |)«- rolert convict, Is dead of Injuries received white attempting to escape from n slalc parole officer yesterday morning, Hollowny, being relumed to Ihe Arkansas State Farm at Cummins for violating terms of his parole, disarmed the parole officer, II. R. Wilson of LillJc Rock, and ll'ien forced Wilson to drive more than 50 miles before freeing htm. Holloway was seriously injured soon after leaving Wilson when the automobile crashed Into n bridge abutment on Ihe Shcrldnn Hlghwny. Holloway was paroled cl?ht months ago while serving a fmir year sentence for burglary, forgrry nnd uttering. He was convicted in Howard County In November, 1942. Calumet Farmer Dies; Services He/d Today Last rites for R. L. Phillips. Calumet farmer who died at 12:30 o'clock this morning, were held at 3 o'clock this afternoon' nt Sawyers Cemetery near Calumet. Mr. Phillips. 81, had been ill only a few days. Born in Curve, Tenn., lie came lo this county about 20 years ago. He leaves his wife and two sons, Sam Phillips and Herman Phillips of Calumet. Cobb Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Green and Illinois republican leaders. In Connecticut, Representative Clare Luce has declared she definitely plans to seek another (erm 'n the House, SmokingWarsaw Ready To Leave Soviet Forces Bottle In Eastern Suburbs Of Polish Capitol MOSCOW, Aug. 1. (Ui')-Thc pcrnmns aiiiinietilly lire preparing to eviicuutc Warsaw. The Soviet government niiwspnpcr I?.vesll« repinl.s Ihe I'ollsh cnpllul Is clouded by n black pall of smoke, an hulk-ilium the Munis lire soUlna nre to the city. Knrllcr rcporl-s reaching Moscow told of Ilin emc'imllon of Nn/1 ofd- einls and Ciernuin civilians from Ihe cupllnl. licnrliiB nut signs Hint 1111- Icr had given up nil hope of holdlnt- the city, While tho Nunln reporlctlly put the torch to Warsaw, powerful lU'd Army forces urc hutUIng Dirou^h the city's eastern suburbs. On« front dlspillch said u llusslnu viiniiiiuril could see cliuirly the spires nl the: enstcrh districts of Warsaw proper. Soviet artillery and tanks are Ink- Ini! leadlni! roltfi In Hie brcak- thruiifili. And cavalry Is .slnsiihiB «t the enemy (lanks and chopping up fleeing Nii^.l mili.s. I'ollsh troops are reported flf;hU ing side Ijy side will] the Ilussiivis In tlic suburbs. Clvllliuis urc said to be (hi'owlnt; mu-liinds of ilo.vcn; across Blalit llusslun tanks crnshlni; IhroiiRh Cicrnitui defenses. As the climax nciir.s In Ux; talllu for Wnrsnw—grenlcst prlxu so fur on the cHslern front—tlio Gcrnians sny Russian troops hnve stunned ncross the Vistula river 65 miles to the soujhcnsl. • •, Unltcu'cpress CoiTCspondcnl ro- porUs from Moscow thnU niisslnn continuation of the river crossing can- be expected nny time. According-to the German report, « Uusslnn bridgehead luis been cs- tiiblished In the men of Dcblln, on the Vistula's west bank. The Vistula was considered the niost formidable natural defense hue between the'Russians and Qcrmnny. The Nauls nlso report fighting i.ortheast of Wiirenw In the nrc« of Auguslow, only 10 miles from East Prussia's,pre-war border. Still nil- other German broadcast said Soviet nuisance raiders flew over East Prussia last night, but gave no details. Germans Retreat On Both Ends Of Front In Northern France; Americans Cross Seluhe River : LONDON,' AUK. I (U.l>.)—The Allies nro moving iihciul lit lidli ends ot the front in northern Fnmcc. Cniimlinn sol- dim Imvu liumehed n new nUuck south of Citbn. And to I lie west, Ainei-inin forces liiiyc turned tliu Imttlc for Nor- innndy into Die battle for Hrittmiv. SlK'iiring Hoiilhwni'tl towuVd the heiu-t of I>Ymicc the Ameni-Kiis hnve (idvnnccd Toitr and one luilf miles from MOM Avnmchcs IICTOKS I he Scliiiie rlvor, ivliicli divides the two provinces, .Nonmuidy nnd Britinny. Apparently they ciipttiral bnclKcs IKI-OSS Ilia .stroiim nnd raced nmws to rupture another possible German defense line. United Press Wnr CorroHpondciit Henry Cm-roll finy.s the Ainem-aiw arc 1-ulliiiE nnd southeast against virtually no opposition. ~~~ ' Hut norllicnst New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. Tropical Storm Near Easl Coast Precautions Ordered As Blow Approaches Carolines, Georgia MIAMI, AUR, I <UP) — Storm win-Mings hiive been onlna-d Iwlstcd nlonu Ilin North nnd Snulli Cnro- Iliin nnd Gcnrutii ccnisls today, us tilt! United Rtnles vyeulhor' nureiiu "t Miami warns Hint n tropical storm will ulrlko the const Ibis nf- lernoon. ' ' Here Is tho Inlesl•nilvlsory: "Nortbensl .Htorin wnrnliiKs nfc Oiipc Ifiitlenis, ordered south 'of North Carolina, Soulli Cnrollnct, storm warnings s Ion to nrun.wlck, Gil. ."A tropical storm "of small dlnni- clcr . with ' winds .estimated nl 'fift In 6(1 - miles.' pel- ' hoiir Is" moving northwcslwnrd near-lnllturic 30 degrees north, longitude 77 lo 78 tic- 1,'i-ccs west til n speed of probably 15 mile.'; per. hour. Tli c oxrict nrcii where 11 will rcnch Ihe coast Is to' dun lesion T'T''? i ''Mr " Ml .Hurt northwest ' Ihe American offensive. of Clmrlcs- uncorlnln lint It,' probably reach Ihe South Cnrollnn coast tills ngnhist dangerous winds nnd blRh tlilcs should be lakcn Immcrtlalcly In the area of display." Railway Workers In Arkansas Will Return To Jobs HARRISON, Ark., Aug. 1' (U,p.) --The strike involving operating employes, chief trainmen nml cii- Rlnomcn of the Missouri nnd Ark- nnsns Railroad hns been called off. 207-1 2082 ad 1 !!! 207B 2072 2057 2067 2054 2060 MM 2039 2047 2030 20-13 2040 , 2109 2110 2107 2114 21001 One hundred'nml 2002 2100 2088 5094 2089 Thursday night bemuse of dlssntls- N. 0. Cotton Mar. . 2078 2008 2078 20(10 207!) May . 200! 2071 2001 20Q3 2002 July . 2047 2051 2048 2040 20« Oct. . 2110 ano 2110 2110 2112 Dec. . 2093 2102 2091 2097 2033 Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy this nflif.noon, tonight and Wednesday. Scattered thundcrshowcrs In southeast portion this afternoon and In south and cast portions Wednesday. Peace Pessimist I George Bernard Shaw was celebrating his recent 88th birthday when tlio pholo above was taken • at Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire, Wearing a miner's helmet because "it keeps the chips from your eyes when you're chopping wood," lie pessimistically declared there is no /hope for lasting peace "by any ..rntras.ures nt present possible," faction with long-drnwn negotiations over n wage dispute, but they have notified President L, A. Watkins of the railroad that they will return to work as soon as engines nre_ fired nnd equipment rendy. O. W. Carpenter, Federal medl- ntor In charge of negotiations between the rnllroad nnd operating nnd non-operating unions, says resumption of work by Vhe : operating employes will reinstate negotiations nt the point where they were Abandoned Thursday. City Asks Injunction , .Against Milk Producer The City at Blylheville yesterday filed nn Injunction in chancery Court against .1. K. Krcch, local farmer and dairyman, because of nllcwl violations of( the standard milk ordinance of Blythcvlllo and tb 0 state dairy law. Convlclcd March 16' In Municipal Court of charges of selling 1111- brnndcd and mlsbrandcd milk from nil imapprovcd source, Mr. Krcch appealed the cnsc. His appeal hns not yet been (rlcd In Circuit Court. of Avvnnchcs It's different story, German cotmter- "ittnclw drovo the Americans out of Percy 17 miles north of Avrnnchps, lint today an .Allied spokesman lb c Ynnks ure back In the lown. buttling the Cicrnmns back *lieet by Direct. Tho Germans nppnrcnlly nre lill- nK hardest In thin iireu In nn effort to drive 11 s|>oni-hcad through lo (lie sea and encircle the Americans below Avruncbes. lint so far they've failed. To the cusl, British lorce.s hnve extended their cnlns lo six mlk-.s |n tlie Cnumoiil area. Anil Bill) further cnst, Ciinndlun troops are Klnrinl»K Na/.l forll/jn- tlons foiii- miles south of Cnen. A slfiuly filvenm of Gorman prisoners Is flowlnu to the rca^of the Allied .lines. One American :oni]-,nny nlnnc, mimbcrliiK fewer Ihiin 200 iiit-n, .reported the capture of 1000 Gi-rmans In 24 hoiu-.s. More than lo.BOO prisoners have been counted, so far In the llrst week erican offensive..'» And they're I'comlnii In so fast the Html lothl Diiiy be iloiibln Hint flkimu In f«cl, the Qi'imnns nre suffering' such.,« mnnu'![Wcr. ijhortnge that thcjiliih rcp.orU.1l lo hnve ordered the evacuation : of men nnd equipment fronv all but. the most r.ssenllal defense posliiotis In soii|.hwc.itcrii 1-Vunce. Unconfirmed dispatches^.; rcnclilriK .Spiiln sny these troop.'i. nro being nhlfled'lo the. Normandy front' nnd.bnck homo to Qcminny lo keep the honi,, front In line, nflcr Ihc uprising' tlie geuernls, .1 ;. ). • The -Allies, nir "orfenslVc turned In ]»wcr to Fi-nncc today. Almost IW)0 American heavy bombers nnd fighters swept out over northeri nnd centrnl'Prnncc, In a suvngc bombing nnd slrnflug nssiiult, they spread death * nnd rieslrijctlon through three big enemy nlrflelds lu the Paris nren nnd scores of Na?.l communlcnllpns lines nnd tnllltnry liutnllntloni. 'Hio aerinnns struck bnck, ns usunl, by sending more robot bombs over southern EiiKlnnd,-Including London. Prime Minister Churchill will discuss In . Conimoius tomorrow Gcrmnny'ii nppnrcnt attempt stroy the Brills)! cnpllnl with ro bot bombs. . • • Mr. FCrrch from -sclllnn tnlllt In Rlylhcvillc unlil his nppenl Is aclcd on. Saturday on the. same charge. Re will face trial tomorrow" in Munlci pal Court A hearing on the Injunction will incut be held nt the Aug. 23 .'term of Chancery Court. Mr. Krech Is rep- rhifkntnw Athlftir resented by. Claude Cooper, while ,".,. A/ it i. . Percy Wright is attorney for the Yrlll Meet Here Toniqnt . J 2nd Army Headquarters To Remain In Memphis MEMPHIS. will remain nt Memphis Gcn. Lloyd Fredcndall, "second f 1UD Army commandant, scotched rum- wuHiamsw. a ors that the headquarters would be 5Ccrclnry ' tr!!l ' s "" r . removed to n spot nearer the east coast. Second Army Headquarters wcrs ~ -- .....^ '•^"uhiuumvio v>ti- uf,en nisi 1 ltjw close pr.c moved l.i Memphis from Chicago Sept. . 155vi 155:i 155^ 153% 155,, in December, 1842, Dec. . 156!s 15654 15614 156« 1S6K ft an y British Units .. Also Reported Near Florence '"• Tank Battle Underway: Near Outskirts Of' Big Italian City ROMK, AUK. 1 (U.I*.)— Allied •' .soldtei.s have broken through Uic western flunk of Iho.Geimim defenses in Italy to captuie tho historic city of plun Germany's DNn News Agency Acknowledge-; life fnll of Pisa, lu n brief announcement which say^ Nur.i -troops nulled out to save the city's historic monument Tlilb moves the Clormnujj .back to .UiMr boasted Gothic Mnu linbcddc-J in Ihe hills north of Plsn To Die oust of Pisa, ' Brl'hll armored foiccs hnve driven almost Into the outskirts of Florence There, they'mo locked In n mlghly lank baltlo will! tlio enemy How* ovor, German bioadcasU hint tlwt (lie Nn/ls also nmy nbandon that KlroiiBpolnl OIILC Uic/British brenlc Ihro'UKh the sulnirpnn defense'", Merlin my* Florence king hns been considered nn open city nnd that tho Geinmm hn,K no military (n* .stnllntlon-s there , Polish Leaders To Confer With Premier Stalin MOSCOW, Aug. 1 <UP)—Representatives of London's Polish Oov- criimcnt-in-cxlle hnve arrived In Moscow for a conference with Premier Josef Stalin on Russo-Po- llsb relations. The three men representing Poland arc Premier Staulslaw Mlko- lajrayk, Foreign Minister Homer, and Dr. Stanislnw Ornbski. who Is speaker of the Polish National Assembly. It ts believed the conference may result In trnnsfcrrlng the .sent of the Polish government lo Warsaw ns soon as the Russian Army frees that city. London observers believe tlic London Poles will agree with Ihc .- j-v ........ L.VM ... 1^11,1,11. \^uun,. demands Russia Is expected lo 'Ilie Injunction seeks to prevent make. Thcv think the Polish gov crnment will be modified afler it Is re-established In Warsaw. The modification probably will arrested a second time Involve n compromise with tbe Russian-sponsored Polish Coippiit <,y un UH. .ituuu i;uarye. ite- uussian-spousorco rousn uoipuui- on )>ls own recognizance, he tec of Nntlotinl Liberation and 'tlie removal of the more anti-Russian members of Mlkolnjczyk's govern- Plaiw for the 1944 season of Ihe Blythevllle Chlckasaw football team will be formulated by the Cliicka- Athletic Club when members T!^fll^l|||3 tlllv* (IkllLlkl*/ VJIIIU WJLU11 lllt;UIUk,la niBiuftiiH. Aug. 1 (UP)—The mcct at 8:39 o'clock Ionian at the War Department has announced Arkansas-Missouri Power Corp., bf- Ihnt. Second Army Headquarters I|C(? ' w5 Wcst Mo1 "' Officers also u/tn r^rviQi.i ni **/.n*»i*i.. - \vlli brt elected hy thp En-rtnn will be elected by the group. C. G. Redman Is president of the The announcement, through Meul C- a - Redmi>ri ls president of tlic icn. Lloyd Fredcndal! Second club whlch ls com P° s «<i of 100 grld- C. Owens Is Chicago Wheat open high low close Deaf/? Claims First President P/ Philippines !,•'' 'iBy-IfnKed Press .President Manuel Quewn of the Philippines commonwealth died toddy a.s Allied forces movc<l to ttilblu 800 miles of his conquered liomelnnd qnoton succumbed nt Saronac Uke, N Y, to the effects of tuberculosis nnd .heart troubje He had been ill for several/ years, but had Uccil,working on jwstwnr plans for Ihe Philippine'; QiKv.ohVw,lio was tho nrst president of the Philippine commonwealth, itfould hnvd been 66 jenrs old In two weeks An nident worker for hh country s Independence, Que- zoii frequently urged hts countrymen, nflci the Island;, fell, to keep their fnlth because freedom Is worth all trials and bloodshed. • As Quezon dlc'd,- new groundwork wns laid In Hie Pacific lor America's coming Invasion of the Philippines The Jnpnnc5o report fighting with Americans on Rota, an Indication Hint Amcrlcnn forces nrc completing the conquest of the southern Mar- launs, 1500 miles from tho Philip^ pines. ^y? ~ Our forces nlrendy are strongly entrenched on toth's'ldc.s pf Rotn, on Snlpnn nnd llninri to'the north, and on Gunm to Die south. Tokyo radio elnlmcd th6 Ameri- cnn nmphlb|ous forces had- been repulsed Howm er, the Allies hnve not confirmed, the landing. • General MncArthur'S forces *nlso iinve secureil their" benchhends" on the northernmost tip of.Dutch New Gulnen ,nt Snnsnpor, only. 600 miles from the Philippines. In Ihe' Far Enst, the Chlncse-I(i- dl.-i-Dianin theater of war rccencd new recognition-today In keeping with the Increased emphasis this government 'plnces "on the wnr In China Lieut. Gen. -Joseph'- W: -stllnrell, better known to his men in the Far Enst ris "Vinegar Joe", hns been nominated to be a full gcrieral. The- nomination-' was scnf to the Senate by tlie WHltc lioiisc"today.. Stilwcll's rank thus will become the same as that of Geneiil; Eisin- hower lii Europe and General MacArthur In the Southwest Pacific,.:-' In the Far Enst war,- Liberators of the Hth Air Force bombed anil probably sank a partly'submerged submarine;'In n sweep over Hong- kong on Saturday. , Other piniies pounded railroad yards a t ! Wuchang in Central China on Sunday, selling fires visible for 60 miles.-- • .••-.• Ceiling Prices Set For 1944 Peach Crop LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 1 (U.P.)-^ Tlie Office pf Price Administration nnd the War Food Administration haw announced ceiling prices for this year's crop of peaches. An average grower price not to exceed $60 per ton will-be Hied In Arkansas to establish- processors' celling prices for the 194t pack of canned and frozen peaches, ,, Ceiling price* for processed • peaches .will be established. on 'a formula i»sls. this year, and 'will , be determined by a period In 1041. Tliose eligible to-participate .In the support program will ba canners paying growers not less'than $60 per ton.

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