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1 l -• Save Waste Paper! It is valuable to the War Effort! Watch this paper for Collection Dates! BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS , Tint DflftffTNANT NmrBDinwD rw Hna^fwdiaffl Anv*nn* n . '—. *^*^f 9 V ^^^ VOL. XLI.—NO. 116 Comtor BlythevUle Herald Mississippi Valley Letder ARKANSAS AND BOXJTHIAST MISSOURI BLYTIIEVILLE, ARKANSAS. THUUSDAY, AUGUST a, 1944 SINGLE COPIES FIVE AMERICAN FORCES TAKE OVER RENN TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Few Invaders Have Set Foot Upon Germany By JAMES HABFEB lited U. S, Flag Back On Guam ttai Prw SUM Writer Germany, which Invaded 20 nations, is about to be Invaded itself. Russian hordes, led by a 36-year- old Jew, stand poised to spill over the border Into the Fatherland. In Jact, they may even be across the line right now. Thus, the Reich Is in (or an experience 'for which, with |one brief exception, there has been 'no parallel [in 130 'years. The iCerman people, jwjio for centuries have followed tha practice of fighting their wars on someone else's soil, now must fight on their own soil. The war with (Napoleon culmi- tc V I J t , hc - Bat tie . pf Leipzig in 1814. And then and there, the Germans decided that they would fight their future wars away from home. They fought three of. thorn in the next 100 years, all in a neighbor's back yard. The Germans accomplished this by the simple expedient of holding off oh a declaration .of war until their armies were set to strike. Thus they prevented their opponents from pushing onto their own territory. .-• First of all,, there was the 1864 war with.Denmark.after which the province of Schleswig-Holsteln was incorporated into the Reich. It was fought on Danish soil. :; Then there was the 1866 war with Austria, 3'pmetlmes called the seven .w&jcs war./which^njarked the 'da cl(nVof A'ustria and the; rise In power of; Prussia. II-was foUght oh Austrian soil: .' ' - '",-."• ' '-" .:•; After;'that, tlierc ,was thi;,war of linO-1871' ;wUhV'frnnoc,'' jrf: JwhTctv 1 France lost Aisa'ce-LorrSine. This led to tho formation of the German empire' and the J'reneli Third Republic. It was foUght 6n French soil. ; Czar's Generals invaded ' But the plan of "letting the opposing nation supply the battlefield fell through in the next war. In 1914, the German general staff miscalculated the speed of Czarist Russia's mobilization.. Instead of requiring from four to six weeks for the task, as the Germans expected, the Czar's generals sent two complete armies Into East Prussia a few days after the declaration. That was the first invasion of German soil since 1814, But the Germans quickly rushed General Ludcndorf to East Prussia. In the four-day battle of Tannenberg, he annihilated one Russian army and forced trie other back across the border. Thus ended a four-weeks period In which the Germans experienced for the first time In .100 years the tragedy, of having a hostile army, on Its solL When Hitler *ent to war he dust T ed off,the old German blueprint of attacking quickly before the enemy could bring up hi!; troops. In fact, he refined the. plan by delaying or eliminating entirely any declaration of war. For. instance, German armies invaded Russia on an 1TOO- inile front at dawn on June 22,1911. It wasn't until an hour and a half Inter that the Nazi ambassador in Moscow informed Foreign Commissar Molotov that Germany intended —get that intended—to get to war. Finnish troops also iVenl over the top with the Germans, yet Helsinki didn't get around to declaring war until a month later, Willilicld Declarations So it was, nil over Europe. Hitler followed the practice of disclaiming any Intention of Invading a country. Only after the deed was done would ho come through with his war declaration, if any. For example, Hitler lulled Europe with ihese words on May 17, 1933; "Germany, Prance and Poland will continue to exist. Germany wants nothing that shu is not willing to give to others. The German people have no thought of Invading any country." Thus it was,that Hitler kept the war al arm's length—far from ths frontiers of the Reich. That Is, ho kept it al arm's length until June 1, 1942, when the RAF thrsw Its first' 1000-plane raid at Cologne. Since then one-seventh of all Nazi homes have been beaten to dust, and the German people have learned what it was like In 5Varsaw, Rotterdam, London and Coventry. Still, tht bombers go home after thcli work is done, but Invading armies come to stay. The Russian horde is bringing the war home to Germany in a way that Allied warplanes never could. No wonder the prim< minister of Great Britain, In a burst of Churchllllan oratory, said yesterday: "It is the Russian Army which has done most of the work of tearing the guts out of Germany." Chicago Rye open high low close pr.cl. Sept. . 105« 107',6 105^ 107 105',4 D«e. , 107?i 103TS 107V4 108?i Eight minutes after Marines hit Guam beach Old. Glory flew again from a boat hook mast—for the first tlnio since 1 December io, 1941, when the Japs seized the American base.'-Plunling - the flag on the beach under a hail of enemy fire are Marine Captains Paul s. O'Neal, left, of Brighton, Mass.. and Milton F. Thompson, of Upper Montclairi N. J. (NBA Telcphoto, Marine corps Photo.) Marie Resident J. L. Cummins Dies Following Accident Late Tuesday Night John Lcnwood cummins, 40, of Marie, died at 7:30 o'clock last night at Blythevllje Hospital from injuries received at midnight Tues- day'when the car he was driving failed to make a curve on Highway 40, three miles west of Gsccoia, and crashed into a ditch. Will Larue, sko of Marie, suffered minor injuries in the accident, and the other two occupants of the car, Rube Shelton and Johnny Ray Rash, both of Marie, escaped injury. All were employees of the Lee Wilson Feed Mill at Marie. Uarlie and Cummins.were taken to the Tlirrentine' Clinic in Osceola for emergency treatment' by. Clarence Guhn.of Osceola, ;a .passing niotorlst. cummins later was removed to the BIythevlite ••hospital and Larue was dismissed •. from the clinic. ' • The vfctim suffered a chest Injury, a fractured rib which penetrated a lung, and lacerations about the face. Larue suffered lacerations of the right car and cuts on the /dec. The men were cnroute to Osceola when, the driver lost control of the car at what is known by people in that section as "Dead Man's Curve." Cummins, night foreman of the feed mill, and the other three men were not working that night because of a breakdown at the plant, it was reported. Funeral services for the victim will be held at 3:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Mfssco Baptist Church at Marie. The Rev. Curtis Dawns of Osceola. pastor of the church, will conduct the services. Swift Funeral Home of Osceola is In charge of arrangements. Cumrnins, who had been a resident of Marie for. several years, leaves his wife; a son, Lenwood Cumrnins; a daughter, Johnnie Louise Cummins, and • two • stepdaughters, Willie Mae Maxwell of Tupelo, Miss., and Mrs. Margie Lowery of' Pascagoula, Miss.; a brother, William D. Cummins of Oscola, ar.d a sister,' Mrs. Olivia Fisher of Mobile, Ala. Livestock ST. LOUIS Aug. 3 (UP) — Hog receipts 10,500, salable'7,500.' Top 14,70, 170-240 pounds 14.70. 140-160 pounds 13.50 to 14.50. Sows 13.1513.90. Cattle 5,000 head, with 4,000 sala> ble. Calves 2,000, all salable. Mixed yearlings and heifers 12.00-15.00; cows 8.25-15.00. Canners and cutters 5.50-7,75; slaughter steers 10.00-n.OO. Slaughter heifers 8.5016.75. stocker and feeder steers 7.50-13.00. New York Cotton open high low close pr.cl. Mar. . 2068 2081 2063 2075 2069 May . 2051 2060 2046 2058. 2050 July . 2032 2046 2027 2040 2033 Oct. . 2104.. 2119 2100. 2113 2104 D«C. , 2068 2W8 - 2082 2083 2086 Late Bulletins: WASHINGTON, AIIR. 3 HIT.) — Kttiular Harry Truman,. Democratic vice iiresldtnllnl nominee; tlie Semite ComtnUlec. \V.u ' UOMK, Aug. 3 (il.l\)— A' force of possibly 7,50 American heavy bomlKTS raided F'rlcdriehshafon In .soulhH-eMcrit Germany (orfay. 'WASHINGTON, Aujf. 3 (O.I'.| — War Production Chairman Clialrnmn Donald M. Nelson r« : pnrlcd loil.iy that only 48 pel- cent of the M billion dollars 194) niuiiittmi.%- {iiOKrani was compleeil at the mid-year mark and warned against "dctiidlng ourselves that Ihc war production Is already finished." I.ONKON, AUK. 3 (U.P.)—Al- lied headquarters report thai American elcmcnls have pushed soiUh of Kcmies. LONDON, Aug. 3 (UP)—-The German high command- says steadily rcinfiu'ced . Russian units arc baltlinff nortli and norlheast of slaszow, 13 miles ui-sl uf Ihc upper Vistula in I'ohmil, where the Nutls s»ld'» Soviet force was thrown back yesterday V Kiwanis Club Members Hear • Marine Veteran- Pfc, .Raymond . Crawford,, home after 26 inb'riuis>'lh tlie 7 So\ith Pacific with the famed First Marine Division, talked to members of the KI- wnnis Club at their weekly luncheon meeting yesterday .at Hotel Noble. Private Crawford is visiting his father, Ira Crawford, during his 21-day furlough. L. S. Benlsh was appointed clinlr- :nan of a committee to obtain a prospectus and any other information available on the proposed organization of,the Southern Consolidated Cooperative, which business leaders of the Mid-South will meet in Memphis In September to organize. This information is to be presented to'club members at an open discussion to be held soon. KIwam'an Mike Meroncy gave an exhibition of muscle control and Jujltsu to conclude the program. UP Asks For Review Of Directive Order NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (UP)— The United Press has appealed to the national War labor Board for review of a directive order of the newspaper commission compelling the UP to incorporate a maintenance of membership provision into its collective bargaining agreement with the American Newspaper Guild. The appeal was forwarded to the newspaper commission In Chicago today. The UP contended in Its |>ctiUon that the directive order of the newspaper commission violates the constitutional guarantees of the United Press, Is in violation of the provisions of -the' War Labor Disputes Act and exceeds Ihe established policies of the National War Labor Board. Warp/one Makes Speedy Trip To Deliver Serum SHREVEPORT, La., Aug. 3. (UP) —A speedy B-26 Army bomber from Barksdale Field made a roundtrip to Dallas last night in less than two hours to bring anti-tetanus scrum for treatment of J. O. Leach, 33 years old, of Beaumont, Texas, who Is a patient in Charity Hospital in Shreveport. The Ilight was authorized by Col. William B. Wright, commanding officer of Barksdale, when physicians snld they believed Leach would die unless rabbit serum, which had been located In Dallas, reached the hospital sooner than was possible by commercial air liner. Pilot for the speedy round trip, which took only one hour and 59 minutes, was Capt. George F. Be.ill of Vashon, Wash. B-29s Smash At 7engc/7uri§f> Chinese Follow By United Press Chinese troops have fought their way Into the Japanese stronghold of Tetigchung near the border of Burma. : : Tlic Chinese surged Into the ol'.y, in the western Hunan Province o't China, after American B-2S) bombers have blasted g4ps in, the walls cnciroilng the cltyha key.irall hub west of tHe Salween .river. Mler'o of the Hth Air Force have 'bceii bombing and strafing the'cilyfor three days. , x ^..i ; ;vX/ ... y They also liavc oombed -tw.T*a(r'-< dromes in the Canton area, sliiH- ing fires visible for BO miles/The defense of Hengyang, nortli of Canton, Is important to the 14th Air Force. And the Tokyo radio says CO American officers now aie at headquarters in Hengyang. But this is unconfirmed. In the West Central Pacific, Japanese resistance Is stiffening on embattled Guam Island in,(he Marianas. The enemy Is 'fighting with increased desperation as American forces close in on .the northern tip of the island. Ycslcr- day they advanced over a mile lo capture three towns .and oraiber airfield within 1500 miles of Hie Japanese homeland. Two American officials hold out the promise of early sea and air attacks on the Japanese homeland. In a Chicago address, Rear Admiral Arthur Carpenter says uoh centrated "naval attacks on the Japanese mainland soon may be expected. The officer, who commanded Allied naval forces In the Southwest Pacific in 1942, aays the United States fleet Is virtually within effective operating radius of Japan. And he adds: "It does not require much Imagination to speculate on what may take place one'of these days when Tokyo is under the range of Hiese guns, plus the work ol B-29 bmi'b- ers escorted by thousands of fighter planes/ Secretary of War Sllmsnn enlarged on tho possibilities of D-29 raids at his Washington news conference today. Speaking of llic recent super-Fortress raid on An- shan, Manchuria, Stlmson sutd heavy damage was inflicted on Jap coke ovens and factories which will be reflected )n reduced steel production. The attack, Stlmson said, established the- fact that Jap Industries in remote Manchuria arc no more jecure than targets in Jnpan proper. ', Becomes Clttacn at 73 .NORTHAMPTON. Mass. UP) — After living In the United Stales for 11 years, Michael F. Flcmllng.a native of Ireland, has become a naturalized citizen at the age of Weather ARKANSAS—Scatlcred thundershowers this afternoon. Partly cloudy tonight and Friday. Scattered Ihundershowers In east portion Friday afternoon,- One Killed In Crash COLUMBIA, Tenn., Aug. 3 <UP> —One person was killed and seven others were Injured Wednesday afternoon when an automobile and a milk truck collided and overturned near Thompson station In Williamson County, Tcnn. Killed was Mrs. Jessie Rackley of Pulaski; Injured were Mrs. Grady Biles of Pulaski and Mrs. Hoy Brownlow, also of Pulaski; Mrs. Aubrey George, Columbia; and Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Frascr, of Decatwr, Ala. All were passengers in the automobile. Also injured were two occupants of Jhc truck, Charles Ferrell of Franklin and W. H. Stone, of Thompson Station. N. 0. Cotton open high low i close pr.cl. Mar. . 2072 2085 2068 208* 2011 May . 2054 2066 2048 2065 2051 July . 2036 2048 2036 2048 2035 Oct. . 2108 2122 2105 2120 2105 Dec. . 2088 2100 2087 2059 2084 Nearly 50 places In England be.tr the name "Button" either atone or in combination with others. l\ |i I f i !•• Polish Soldiers Attack Germans Holding Warsaw Underground Reports Say Patriots Battle Nazis In Streets LONDON. Aug. 3 (UP) — The great bntlle for Warsaw Is intmnt- »K in fury. Polish underground soldiers- lire warming ihrough (he streets of Ihe Polish capital HtlnckiiiK Nuzl troopers In savage Imnd-lo-hnnd fighting. But Ciermun strategic reserves are reported moving up lo ld the Nay.l garrison. A dramatic radio message flashed to the Polish high command al London from the Warsaw underground reported Hint Polish riflemen opened (he bntlle Tuesday night In tile rear of German lorccs. Fighting between Poles and Na/.ls iow has spread lo four dlstrlcls of Ihc city. Although ihure arc o Immediate' details on (lie sire Jf the attacking patriot force, the :'olcs nr e said lo be pouring through :hc streets and sniping at German soldiers from hundreds of buildings. London niilltnr^ 'ptaorvcis point i ml that Polish civilians In Hie ipltnl also mny lj e helping. At j\vo«- and Wllno, women, children mtl o'd men joined In the 'street ([Billing. . ""it whs" hot Immediately known rliclhcr, the German strnlegic reserves already had reached Warsaw. The Nazi-controlled Scandinavian Telegraph Bureau in Stockholm sild only -dint reserves Imd been moved from the Holch to'Join the battle. To the -north on Russia's 1000- ihll.c batticfrotit, other powerful Red Army forces arc shelling the German soil of East Prussia loday from a range of eight miles or less. The Gorman, official news agency said the Russian "were" exerting thcmelves tajhc utmqjl.'lo reach thp"-East : >Rcusilaii -soil.""' ..,' ;—_j^. '- /' - -' . - /. ' Army Casualties Repprted Higher For July 6-13 ' 'WASHINGTON, AllR. 3 (DP) — Announced American Army casual- lies Jumped 11,190 during the week from July li to 13. This is more Uian twice Ilia average of around 6000 In recent weeks. American casualties for all the services are believed to be above the 300,000 mark now, although figures arc somewhat behind actual cvenU. Army casualties through July 13 Include sa.120 killed, 40,510 missing. 07,000 wounded and 41,234 prisoners of wnr. Navy casualties so far reported are: 21,813 dead, 9,703 missing, 15,883 wounded and 4409 prisoners of,'war. Bazooka Gunners In Action 1000 Germans^ Lay Down Arms And Surrender But Foe In NormandyV Is Counter-Attacking British Near Vire "! Dtuooku Kumiors (lop) Imic JUM tiicd piojcclllc nt i. Nwl tank (center background) which blocked om forces tlnoueh Normnmlj village' lliol- lom) Serfil. Jimios r Kelly, MoMon, MIIIS , leads his detachment of Inlimtrynion towaul the Iwtteicd ,limk to ujmylolo tho Job. (NL'A Telcphoto.) Philadelphia Transit Strike May Bring Government Action; Army l$en Ready To Take Over PIlII-iAdRLPlIIA, Aug. 3 (U.P.)-It w«s apparent, this at tcnioon that, the govci nmcnt ,,platih to .stop in to ,t»ko £Y9J'. PtyJnjlolijhia^ iti ike-bound 'public tr&nxtiortation W lpn\'. SbOi'ty after noon Army orders im-lvccUl IhffVarioUs- (fepqts of the I'hiladolphiii Traimpmliition' Company carry- iDg coliceiilcd poslczs. • ,,->'* They apparently were waiting for word to post the signs 'Glider' Robots Fall Oh Britain Hit \yithout Warning On Southern England; 7 Hospitals Wrecked LONDON, Aug. 3. (UP)— A deadly and Intense ban age of Nav,l Hylny tombs has spread new death, hew destruction, nnd above all/ new- terror over southern England. The new terror 1ms been Imiuccd by an unusually large number of the new "glider" robols. They . fall .'sj- lently from the sky to bury their victims with scarcely a moment of warning. The flying bombs rocked London nnd parts of southern England throughout the night and early today, taking a big toll of kilted and wounded civilians. The Nazis fired big salvoes of the robols, and at frcqiiciU. intervals, hitting seven hospitals, among other targets. Diimiigc lit one hospital was estimated al 5600,000. Two patients were buried alive. Thcro was little hope that they rescued. Doctors and nurses stayed at their posts to cure for a stream of Injured, men women and children pouring in from wrecked homes In iho nclgh- * borboml. Dul ironically, there n uiui tukc over In tho face of swift, action by the Federal Government, Strike Ohalrmaii James McMenanln has lold a iiinss meeting, of strikers tlml '.'It Is one thing, to threaton us with an ^executive order, nnd nnolhcr tiling to enforce It.' The transit / strike, : now In Its third day,'began wlienllto Philadelphia Trumnbrtutton .. Company, ivUhoul authorization.' by the Transit Workers Union, slartcd training eight Negroes as Irani and subway operators Trucks are being used to trails- port workers lo their.jobs In whr factories. Heavy police guards arc being maintained to prevent any more outbreaks between Negroes nnd whites Other strikes' are taking place throughout tho country, aiid Montreal, Canada, also Is faced with r> transportation crisis. At Mimcle, Ind., 16,000 workers In various Industries voted lo go out in sympathy with 250 strikers nl the Ball Brothers plant. And in Ban Francisco 120 workers caused a sutdown al the Fedora! Mogul Bearing Corporation plant. Some 1.000 workers are idle in western Pennsylvania duo to strikes In six war plants. While at Buffalo, New York, 2,000 employes of the Houdc engineering division of the Iloudalllc - llcrshey Corporation walked out for the second time In le.ss than a week. At Montreal, members of the Brotherhood of Railway Employees arc oil strike for a union shop. The walkout has tied up Ihc city's , Aug. 3 (UP)-Anicrt-! cnii tank forces i have captured Kenncs, hnlf-w.iy across llioiba 1 !!! of Die Uiclon peninsula in France. The crack-up In Ihc biggest; city In Bilttniij' camo yesterday when 1000 members of (,h 0 Nazt gnrrl- son tu neiiim, man-bed out four abreast iiiulcr while flagb aha sur- rondeiert to advance American patrols. Their own German officers • headed the Hue of march; 'Die dispatch telling of the sur- icndcr was filed yesterday by United Press war correspondent! Robert Miller. Hint v,a-> before the Amcr j Icnns occupied the city Miller did not know then wimt^proporilon of the ncnnei"garrlson was represented In tlio procession Dint surrendered without a fight Howovei, as Miller says. It Hvas 'obvious that these 1000 men mid their officers luirf had enough of (ho \vf.f. They were rilily, bleary-eyed from' continuous bhclllng, and forced imrches And, soys Miller, they 5 were n fnr cr v ,froin the supermen thnt Hitler boasts about Discarded Armv Miller says the Ocnnan soldiers und tllrown^down their guns nn'd stripped O f( their ammunition. Their officers tried to keep some wmblancc of military-bearing. In [he lino But It was/ hopeless. Mll- loi Miys the mcnijust didn't care It HUB R sorry tribe of Na?h, says Miller, , -that were 6Ci\t marching by thcmi!>lvc<i to Hie rear lines. Every time thoy encountered ml American uqll. moving s up, they waved their white flaRS of surren.- dcr frrmtlctilly, so our boys wouldn't shoot •' The official announcement thnt- tho Americans. havo. occupied Rcn- camp lodaj fiom Secretary of* 1 Sflmaoh. ^ Rcnncs Is a vital mil,, nnd, rond hub which serves the entire Breton peninsula, Stlnison also gnv c a spectacular picture of how American tank and mobile foices Imve been Bearing Into the battered German posltto'ns since 'the big offensive started 10 clays ago. In thnt time, says Stlm- wm, the Yanks have destroyed the bulk of seven German divisions, have captured -Jifl 000, prisoners and have liberated more than a 1000 square mile-; of France. ' Equipment Destroyed In addition, Stlmson said, huge niinntltlM of • German equipment! tnnki and guns, have been destroyed In fact t the war secretary revealed tjiiifc getting through the* Vircrknge of enemy material Uttering the roads has been mere difficult than overcoming enemy resistance. , , ' - " Stlmsori calls Oie swift American advance,*! t the most satisfying ac- compllshrtlcnt. since the Allied landings French beaches - ~ Top sergeant, above, displays new.overseas service bars (arrow), Just authorized by War Department. Of gold-colored cloth, Ibe bar is one-quarter (rich wide and one and three- eighth Inches long and Is worn just -above the sleeve cuff, ona bar for each six months servico overseas. Sergeant also wears two World \Var ! overseas service chevrons, below his new bdrs, Diagonal stripes indicate enlistments. rescue sciunds still searched debris for bomb victims, two babies were born. At another hospital, ten patient.-; were killed when n flying bomb landed squarely In a ward crowded with aged persons and chronic Invalids. 'Hie loll of wounded is expected to IK high. Meanwhile, officials reveal thnt. the new "glider" bomb' has a wing several feel larger than the original robols but that both weapons pack a one.Ion explosive charge. However, the engine of the hew weapon shnls of! a good distance from tho target and the bomb glides in almost without sound. Republican Governors Agree On Six Issues By United Press. The Republican governors conference, under the leadership of Governor Dcwcy, has agreed on six of the 14 Questions It has been considering. They agreed on programs for reconversion and post-war jobs, public .works, highways, national guard and organized reserves,, vet- Irans, and public lands. The governors charged the Roosevelt administration • with blocking the returning veterans' path to post-war employment, and warned that only private enterprise can assure peacetime jobs. •' ' Agricultural Economist Talks To Rotarians Here Ross Mnimcy (if Little Rock, ag- grlcultural economist of the University of Arkansas extension service, lalkcd . to notary Club members meeting loday at Holcl Noble for luncheon. Mr. Mauncv discussed what agriculture had accomplished during the war, and some of the problems that will confront farmers during the post-war area. M. E. Cole of Little Rock was a guest at the meeting. New York Stocks A T & T '..' '163 3-8 Amcr Tobacco 12 Anaconda Copper 26 Beth Steel 62 7-8 Chrysler 92 7-8 Gen Electric 37 3-j Gen Motors 01 1-2 .\fontgomery Ward 47.1-4 N Y Central 19 3-4 Int Harvester 77 1-2 North Am Aviation 8 l-'.l Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum ID 1-2 10 3-8 13 1-4 Stiidcbaker 18 1-1 Standard of N J 55 Texas Corp .47 1-3 Packard 5 3-4 U 8 Steel 58 3-4 Meanwhile, rcports'./rom the bal- llefront say there's not Ihe slightest Indication of any flaw-dORnln the Am&rlcan armored drives in Brltlanyf- United Press'war correspondent , Henry Gorrclt says the tank column that drove: to Rennes cncoimlertd " Virtually' pp G"prman resistance' .on, the' way, and- that 'It appeared Ihe Nazis were either unable or unwilling to risk a strong defense of Brittany. ' ' '; | '. This Is.bofn'eVout today; by.^Miller's • dispatch telling "of the meek* surrender' of the thousand Nazis of Rennes. Ami it .may be symptomatic of .great', changcj t't}at! might conceivably sweep' the Nazi- armies on all fronts. Miller says he's detected It.already In the prlsqn'pens in France. The . Germans, he sa'j'Sr ore giving up without a fight .when they know the Jig is up, On the north'erji ^c.dgc > of • Brittany, another 'American tank coj- umrt striking westward, has reached the area of Dol, 14 miles below the coastal resort of St. Malq. Arid the British radio says it has swept 15 mlies farther on anj has reach- of Dinan. a rait and highway, center. ,',',", On thil front in lower Norm a ncVy', the i British have run Into-trouble In their drive eastward from Vire. The Tommies had broken through German lines In-that area, but the Nazis massed their tanks across the Nolreau river and opened s counter-attack. 7he Germans fanned out under orders to crijih through the Allied lines at all costs and halt the Allied drive aimed straight at Paris. The latest reports from the British ' front 'In Normandy say the Germans hayc made so*e penetrations. But there are no further details. In the air .war,'tyo great Ameri- caivalr (icets, one from Britain, the other from Italy, and on RAP fleet, smashed at targets over a great area of 'Europe ' today; Some; 750 American','.'bombers''.'from' British bases hammered enemy, targets on the' border between Francs', and Germany Chicago Whtaf open high' low close prcl Sept . 155H 155S 155S 155S 165S Dec. . 155% 155% 155H 155 v i

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