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Save Waste Paper! It is valuable to the War Wort! Watch this paper for Collection Dotosf BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI DOMINANT NKWRPAPn nw Hrwrminr »DU-.UO^ . w « „„ i '*-^ , » f ^^ THI DOMINANT NKWSPAPXR OF ARKANSAS AND BOOTHZAOT UI88ODIU VOL. XLI.—NO. 117 BIrthevllle D»Uy Newi Brvthevllls Courier Blytheville Herald UlMlsalppi v«lley Le»d«r Biddle Orders \ FBI To Probe i Transit Strike i ; Strikers Are Accused '. By Army Of Threats j To Returning Workers ; By United VrtM ' The G-men arc moving In on Philadelphia's transit system strike. Attorney General Biddle has ordered the FBI to check [or violations of tile War Labor Disputes 1 Act. The net, holds any |>man Interrupting government, - managed 1 ' plnnt operations liable to criminal | prosecution. ! The latest development In the I paralyzing walkout comes after the ' Army accused the strikers ol Intimidating returning workers-with ; threats. The back-to-work movement got off to a good start this morning, then slacked off and Army officials charge that some determined strikers are threatening men who want to go back on the ! job. :• However, strike leader James Mc; Menamin also charged intimidation. He told Army officials he had ; been attacked by unidentified a.s- sailnnts. And he said he had been told hts life wns In danger. Police Assigned Twenty truckloads of soldiers * ,i$ped into Philadelphia just before ../loon today. The city has assigned eiiough police to the terminals to ; accompany each motormau and driver taking out rims. Major General Phillip Hayes, who Is operating the transit system for the government, says lie's • prepared to provide protection on all lines. General Hayes said lie • would use any means necessary to prevent men from being frightened from their jobs. • The walkout began Tuesday in ; protest against promotion of Negro porters to train to be operators. i The strike is only one of a current score of work stoppages Involving < some 30,000 workers in the United States and Canada.^ And as strikes plague the na- 1 lion, plans have been made to free ,.200,000 'workers for vital ; war Jobs. ' War, Mobil Izer Byrnes tins ordered .^emplpyment ceilings placed on non- essentjal Industries Invlabor shor't- ' -»ge areas. • ''Agencies Given Power .ByTne*;a'uthorlzc5 all government agencies.;. to choke off materials . JfSS&S&ttoi) fuel. nn,}. payer to enforce the" new regulations The* order n-ns prompted by fj!eas by the armed forces for more production I for the coming final phase of Hie War. • • • ? - Byrnes says we have the enemy on the ropes nnd this is no time to give him a chance to recover. Democratic Senator Mead of New York lias been named to head the Senate's War Investigating Committee. Meat! succeeds Missouri Senator Trumrin who quit, the committee yesterday to forward his campaign as Democratic vice presidential ; nominee. Mead said he will an- .iiounce legal personnel changes tomorrow. ' In St. Louis, Governor Den'ey's ; Republican Governors Conference '. • has concluded its work with final reports. The statement charges the New Deal with what It calk chaotic administration of welfare agencies and arbitrary handling of labor problems—and It-says the litter tended to promote industrial strife. With the conference out of the way, Dewey is carrying on a series of meetings with Missouri politi- cans. He will start back for New York this evening. Arkansas Briefs WYNNE, Ark., Aug. 4 (UP) — A livestock show sponsored by (he Cross County Livestock Improvement Association will be held at Wynne Ocl 26th throush Hie 2»lh. Harvey Wal- shans, president of the association, made (he announcement. Committees have been appointed to Judge dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep, hogs, horses and mules, and poulfny. I1KU2KA, Ark., Aug. 4 (UP) —Major John F. Miller, commanding officer of the Army- Air Force Base Unit, says training Is belnc suspended today at (he Thompson-Bobbins Field nntf Helena. Three thousand 585 cadets, students and student officers were graduated to basic flylnf schools dating Ihe three years the (light (raining school was acllvu In Helena. Army personnel will remain at (he field until Hie latter part of August when the school will be officially inactivated. t Draft Board B Announces List 17 Will Be Inducted Into Armed Forces At Camp Robinson Seventeen men will leave next week for induction into the armed forces. These men from Selective Service Board B already have passed their final physical examinations at Camp Robinson an4 sre awaiting active duty. They are: Battle Ma lone Meadows, Elrey Huston Gilliam, Bill Jones, Wesley Jjwrence Finlcy, J. B. Brown, James Joseph Davis, Lawrence Mahson Moore, Jake Junior Rice, James Adkins, Floyd White, wil- I.ird Davis. Gean Danlly sines, L. J. Tlatn, Rcmtncl Martin, James Chester Ross, James Monroe Nowlin, Herbert William Thlcme. Livestock . ST. LOUIS. Aug. 4 (UP) — Hog receipts 6,000 head. With 4,500 salable. Top price $14.70. 160-240 pounds $14.70. 140-160 pounds $13.10-14.70. Caltle receipts 3,500 head with 1,800 salable. Calves 900 hcsd, all salable. Mixed yearlings and heifers 7.50-10.00; cows 11.50-12.50. Caimers and cutlers 5.50-8.00. Slaughter slcers 10.00-17.00.Slaugh- ter heifers 8.50-16.75. Stacker Hid leeder steers 7.50-13,00, Weather ARKANSAS - Partly cloudy; scattered thundershowers in southeast portion this afternoon and Saturday afternoon, Partly cloudy tonight. HARRISON, Ark., Aue. 4 (DP)—The Fred Jones Truck lines of Harrison has bought the franchise of the Missouri nnd Ai&amas Transporiulion Company from Aubrey Hick- enbntlom, who bought the company from the M. and A. rall- H-ar. Tlie franchise covers routes Into Missouri and from Harrison (o Rock. The railway suspended business on Ihe liiuck line-Auc 1 because It was unable to get tires and equipment. Hickcnbottom, an automobile dealer, says he will dispose nf Ihe trucks nnd equipment lat- fr. LITTLE KOCK, Ark., Auff. 4 (UP)—Paroles have been granl- ed liy the Stale Parole Board to 20 uonvicls at Cummins Prison Farm. Only 47 prisoners had made application for clemency. And the parole List was nnc of the shortest issued in many months. Osceoia Airman Lost On Mission ^ , Lieutenant Segraves Missing In Action, Relatives Notified . _ , Tjlcm ~ NelbOn "Segnn M 20 son ol Mr", and 'Mrs. G. B. Scgravcs of Osceoia, is missing In action since an air raid over Germany on July 21, his parents were notified by the War Department yesterday. Lieutenant Scgravcs. veteran ol 27 missions ns a lead bombardier, had been In England since October, 1943. He had been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross lor "extraordinary achievement while serving as lead bombardier on operational missions," and also the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters. A graduate of Osceoia High School, he later attended the University of Mississippi and the University of Arkansas and prior to his enlistment in the Air Corps in October, 1911, was with a Memphis cotton firm. He received his wings In Midland Field, Texas, -in October, 1942. Lieutenant Segrave's fnther is an attorney in Osceoia and Is chairman of the South Mississippi County Selective Service Board with headquarters in Osctola. He has two brothers in the service. Alien Segraves, in the Navy, and O. B. Segraves Jr., of the Army. Chicago Wheat open high low close Sept. 155'.i 155% 155--J5 155% 155X Dec. 155}; 155ft 155% 155'X; 155% Polish Patriots Capture Portion Of Capital City Underground Leader Says Nazis Destroy Buildings and Flee LONDON. AUK, 4 (UP) — Polish •vitriols fighting i n (he great battle of Warsaw have raptured the entire "old city" district of (he Polish capital. Tlic district of narrow, winding streets and antique buildings lies north of Slglsimind Square. Ihc central point of the life of Warsaw. Genera! HOIS, leader of the Polish underground, announced in n radio mrssiijic (hut patriot captors of the old city section have raised Polish lines over ||, c general post otllce building, the power station, the gas works and other main buildings. Ho reported the Germans are blowing up buildings as they withdraw, but (he enemy is suffering heavy lo.sscs In men and material. Throughout Warsaw, soine 25.000 Poles are reported fighting ficrce- li- despite n serious lack of arms. The patriots nre buttling with rillra, home-made mines and "Molotov cocktails," . bottles filled with gnsolme, to stop German tanks In the cobblestone streets. While house-to-house fighting rages in Warsaw, the patriots can hear the cheering sound of Russian artillery not far away. Soviet columns now are lining up for the final assaults from the city's eastern suburbs. Simultaneously, to the south n powerful Russian army which bypassed Warsaw is pounding across the Polish plains within 100 miles of Germany. And to the north, other Russians are poised on (lie border of Bast Prussia for their first drive on German soil. Arkansas Seeks Return Of Escaped Life-Termer Arrangements were being made today to obtain the extradition of B. B. Lowman, convict from Mississippi Comity, now held in Michigan following his escape from the Arkansas penitentiary. Arkansas officers today prepared information for, presentation to Michigan officials who will be risked to 'release Lowman to Arkansas so he -may- be. returned here where he was serving a life term for the fatal shooting in 1033 of Walter Williams. He was sentenced In Circuit Court nt Osceoia for the crime. Von Mannerheim Takes Presidency Ot Finland By United Press Peace may be in sight for Finland. Marshal Von Mannerheim takes the oath of office this ai- lernoon as president of Finland. At the same time, former president Ryti, who collaborated with the Nazis will hand in his resignation. As for relations between Russia an,) Polish Government In Exile, a Russian magazine said editorially today that the creation of a national committee clearly refutes the charge thai Russia Intends to subjugate Poland. Mack Smith Paroled The Slate Parole Board yesterday granted a parole to Mack Smith, sentenced March 22, 1949, Irom the Circuit Court of Osccola, to 10 years In the state penitentiary. Smith was found guilty of grand larceny and burglary In connection with the entering of the will McPherson home in South Mississippi County when 15 articles, evaluated at almost $40, were stolen. Hot Spots, Coming Up BLYTHEVILLE, ABKANSAS, FKIDAY, AUGUST d, 1944 TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Allies Need , Supply Ports Of Brittany By JAMf.S IIARPEB ' United PTf* BUM Writer Urlltnny soon will become llic ficc- oinl Allied gangplank lo western Europe. An American column Is fast spearing ncross Us bnsc lo slice Ihc peninsula oil Irom the rest of Gorujtin- liL'Irt Em-opt:. In n mallei of (Inys H will join the Cherbourg pcnlufuU as u clant nnnp to Interior Fmjice. Victory In Br'lt- liniy will solvo'the greatest Allied problem (jo fn'r^- thc luck o( flrsl class (10 r; t s through wlilcjt v.'isl amounts) 6f men and supplies in.-iy be funnelled inlo Ihe light'.;' In (he Inst war. Britain used tlic ports of Lc Havre, Dieppe, . Eou^en, Boulogne, Dun- Harper T()c A|I)OI . Iclm jjj' pedlllonary Force fed Its men and equipment tin-ouch the ports or St. Nirailrc, Brcst, Bordeaux, La Ro- chellc, Lc Havre, Nantes.nnd Mar- beillc. And in nlmosl every case, lllo Allies hnd lo enlarge port fncllllles. So far, the Allies in this war have Cherbourg, which handled 300,000 annual tons of freight Ijcfore tile war. They Imvc Caen, which took cure of two million tons nnd they have Grnnvillc, captured last y,'cck- end, which ranks third In Normandy to Caen nnd Cherbourg. Granvllle has (tuny facilities in n wet bnsln behind tldnl locks for ships up to 4000 tons. lUs peace-time capacity is estimated nt between 1000 nnd 2000 tons dnily. In nddllion, the Allies have picked up several minor porl.i cn]>nblc of handling email boats. Big Ports Available .';' Bui, by advancing another 31 miles, the American First Arm)' will have sliced oil the club-shaped peninsula .ol Brittany, studded by-such ports as Brest, Lorlcnt, St. Nn'znlrb nnil St. Malo. Tills would elvc'thcrri more than enough doorways Into France to support their drive. ,*.''• •German, resistance 'in Brittany' Is, to say the leiist, spotty. American columns are cutting thi-ough'eiieniy defcn.'icsv'llke ti hot knife thrbuV' soft butler. Hence the'jirospccls ki that the capture of Brest will be far easier than the capture of Cherbourg. The Germans some time ago pulled the 77th, Olsl, 243rri and 265Ui infantry divisions out of Brittany to bulwark their Normnndy line. Tlie Maquis umlerground army long tins been active In the province. Hence, the chances arc good for 'n faster clean-up in the 1800-scninrc- milc Brittnny peninsula than in the 400-snuarc-milc Cherbourg peninsula. In fact, the Allies may hummer oul such a swill victory thai Iho Germans won't have time to demolish harbor Installations. Nazi-Inflicted dnmngc at Cherbourg was so severe that the Allies still must land much of their supplies on bare beaches and move lliem over badly- clogged roads. Thus, Hie acriiilsl- lion of more ports is highly import-' ant, especially i n view of the fuel, that a single infnnli-y division, when engaged in heavy fighting, uses from 600 lo 800 Ions of supplies a day. Weather Favored Nails The first job fur Invasion forces was to break through the Atlnnllj wall. They won that round. But (lie second, the task of establishing a deep enough beachhead to allow room for maneuver and to keep supply dumps out of Nazi artillery range, was a draw. Largely because bad weather cut the scnlc of air support, Marshal Rommel managed' to fence off the invasion area, and n Berlin spokesman crowed: "There cnn lie no question of a breakthrough by Ihe Americans or the British. The while thing is a bailie for Normnndy villages." But Berlin spoke loo soon. The British nnd Americans are a two- fisted team. First, the British fist struck nt Caen. Then the Amerlcnti fist struck in the west. Under the impact of this one-two punch German lines cracked open. The First Army sped down the coast, thus unhooking the German line from the sea. Tliin imperilled Ihc Nazi (lank, opened the way to Brittany and, from a long-rnnge view, threatened the encirclement ot the Germans at Caen. The Nazis changed their tune. Snld Trnnsoccan: "The Normandy battle is approaching a new and decisive stage. The ferocity of the fighting increases from hour to hour." Now the Allies have all the elbow room they need. Soon, they will have all the supply ports they need. A memorandum written by Marshal Poch toward the end of July, 1918, is applicable today. He said: "Material forces are veering In our favor. Moral ascendancy we always nnd. The moment now lias come for us to pass to the offensive." N. O. Cotton Mar. May July Ocl. Doc. open . 2080 2061 2042 2116 2096 high 2085 2066 2050 2122 2102 low 2070 2051 2033 2108 2087 close 2073 2034 2055 2065 2035 2041 2110 2120 2090 20DD Americans Race Through Brittany Toward Ports ! OTSt. Nazaire, Nantes Chicago Rye open hleh low close Sept. 107 107?! 10655 106^1 K' Dec. 109 10SK 108 !08',t 108*1 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Hitler's Hangnian Looks Over tlic 'Elite' riie not top imprcsslvc-lookiiiR lads In Iho photo above me ojctimples ot whnl now goes Into Hie AMIS special (,i-,ny, |h c Sdiuteliilfcl or Kllle Gunril. They'll! pictured ucinj! Inspected by Heln- 1'ii-h llimmlcr, Ml, nulorioiis Gestapo chief..-'.now .commander of Germany's home; forcca tinea iiltcnipl oh , lllllci-'s life, ... Lieut. Stevens Of Dell Missing Mississippi County Para troop Officer Fought In France First Lieut. John M. Stevens Jr., of the Paratroopers', has been missing In ncllon since June 7 in Fmryc, r \if\?.fg .hp ,j)ai;Uclun^CfUln llic inlllal plmsc of the Invasion of Normandy, Ihe Wnr Department notified his wile last night. ' The 24-year-old paratrooper hnd been overseas six months prior to the Invasion, training in England nnd Ireland for the massive op- crullon. The lust message which his family received from him wns dated June 5. He is the son of Mr. nnd Mrs. J. M. Slevrra Sr., of Dell. His wile, the former • Miss . Knlhryn Gill,, and his Iwo-monlh-old daughter, nlso make Ihelr home In Dell. An honor graduate of iilylhcville High School, Lieutenant Stevens attended the University of Arkansas, Fayctlcvlllc, where he received ik bachelor of science degree In 1010. He enlisted in Ihe Army In January, 1012. He was graduated trom Infantry school nt fort licn- ning, On., nnd nlso (he Pnrntroop school lliere. Ills sister, Miss Martha Frances Stevens, Is employed nt llic Blyllie- vllic Army Air Field. Ailment Fatal To Roy Calvin Former Auto Salesman Dies At Duluth, Minn. Yesterday Morning Uoy Calvin, well-known former Bl.vlhcvillc man, died nt WD o'clock yesterday morning of a heart ail- :nent in a Dululli, Mini)., hospllul. Mr. Calvin, 13. became suddenly 111 Wednesday night nt his home In Dululh. Mr. Calvin cnme to jllvllicville about 22 years ago from Memphis, where lie was rcnrcd. He was a. cnr salesman here lor n number of years before moving with his wife :o Dearborn, Mich., 18 months ago. He and Mrs. Calvin has been making their home In Dululli lor the past several weeks where he was employed with a construction company. Thp body will arrive tomorrow morning from Duluth, accompanied 3y Mrs. Calvin. Funeral arrangements, in charge of Holt Funeral Home, were Incomplete lodny pending the arrival of Mrs. Calvin. Mr. Calvin also leaves a son, Roy ;nlvln Jr., who was graduated this Spring from Blytheville High School. He has been making Ills home here with his grandmother, Mrs. J. C. Hargctt. tle- in Uic Strong U. S. Naval Task Force Sighted Hear Bonin Islands, According To Tokyo Broadcast By Unlled Press . . . ' liiidio Tokyo announces Unit 1111 American tiwk force IIIIH arrived off the Bonin nnd Volchno Islands. '.-.-.. These iHluml.s : : lio\ to tlic lioi'lh of the Marianas chain null iibout 63.J)/miles:froin .Toliyo/'' '' - ! ' The •c'iieniy. broiukiiKl .reports Ihiil' 10 cruisei's. and ghlcd ciisl ot.Chichi',!im(i, OIVQ of UIQ ial gToii)). . ;• '.VJ. ' '•••"< - -•' .•••--,- rindlo Tokyo nlso says'-both cftl- rhl jlnm tind Iwo Jluin, 100 miles lo the spilth. In the Volcano. Islands, linvc liecn ngnln raided by carrier-borne American p'lahcs. Tills hns led the Japanese' to believe lluil (he warships' nnd cnr- rier.s operating In this nren 'are purl of Vlcc-Ailinlriil MIlBcher's fnnicd Task Farce 58. • Mltschcrti force has shelled Chichi Jlmn nntl Two Jimn three times since Ihc start of the Marianas campaign In June. , ' Another ,!npnncs c broadcast hns reported tlmt three American planes flow over Southern Man- I'liurin todny. But th c Jnps did not say whether It was another B-29 Siiperfortress raiding force following up Inst week's rnid on 'Manchuria. A report Irom Lieutenant Ocncr- nl Slllwell's hcndqtlnrlcrs siiys bombers ol thc Mlh Alrforce dnm- ntjed livo 2000-lon enemy steamers off llic French riulo-China coast. In ^Jorlhci-n Bhrmn, Allied forces linvc cnpUlrtij Myltkylnn, the last major obslncte to the reopening of nn overland supply route Into china from India. -"This Japanese gnr- rlson fell niter the Inst man wns killed Inside, thc slronghold. The destruction ot the garrison clrnrs the way for the completion of the new Ledo road. Moiinwh|| c Chinese forces on the Salwccn front In Yunnan province arc battling for Tengchiing. This clt v Is (lie innln eastern stronghold blocking the Ledo road which Ilnftfi lo Hie nurmn highway. The Chinese arc using . flnine throwers against 1500 Japanese encircled In Hie city. On Guam, combined Army .and Marine troops have captured llirce- fifths oi the Island. And the enemy apparently Is digging in for a Inst ditch stand against a Iran that hn.s been closing In on them »t, the rale of nearly two miles a flny. Took Matchmaker's Offer HILLSBORO, N. H. (U.P.)—A jolly old matchmaker and one of the founders of this hamlet, Col. John Hill said he'd give 100 acres ot good farm land If the first girl and Die first boy born In the new village would wed and settle there. They may have been pecuniary, ant John McColley, the first boy born in January, 1742, married Elizabeth Gibson, the first girl born In May of the same year. Tnmmany Hull was founded by Willldm Mooney on June 12, 1786, Higher Temperatures Predicted For Today CHICAGO. Aug. 4 (UP)— A new heat wave Is .sweeping the country. The weatherman at Chicago says yesterday's warmth was Just a rehearsal for today. In Chicago, the mercury was expected to soar over the 100 degree mark. The same will bo the 'case In many parts of the south and southwest. I-ocal thunderstorms are prsdicl- ed In some areas today, but they nre net expected to break the heat wave and no relief Is In sight. Yesterday's high was 103 degrees at Wichita Falls. Texas, in cool Minnesota, the mercury stayed at 80. Tn New York, Iho temperature was expected to climb to 92 degrees today, with the night about 15. lowest mark lo- New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open .. 2072 2055 . 2036 '2110 2091 high 2081 20G4 2039 2116 2101 low close 2064 2065 2075 2045. 2046 2058 2028 2059 2040 2103 2082 2102 2082 2113 2093 Late Bulletins VATICAN CUT, Aug. \ (U.I') —Authoritative Vatican sources say Itarun Krnsl Von Wclzsaekcr, Ihn German ambassador 4o the, has ilr.vcrtcd, Hie Nnrl cause and Informed the Holy Sec thnt ho ultl no longer. represent the existing German B"vernmcnt. ST. LOUIS, Aug. « (C.r.) — Rcpr<M>«nta,ilvcs of the Congress nf Industrial Orgnnlzatlons did not attend a conference today between Governor Thomas K. Dewey, the Repuhlican prcslilcn- llal candidate, and Missouri la- l)or (frnder.s. Hitler Orders Military Court To Purge Army Peninsula May Be Walled Off In Short Time German Resistance , Described As Light Except Near Rennes WWDON, Aug. 4 <OP.)-Amerll cnn forces slnnd on the' blink of grcnl victory in Brittany. Allied olfhilnls expect them to capture the grent French iports of 81, ,'Nnralrc nnd Nnntes within 24 hours. This would wall off the entire Urclon Peninsula for B fast mon-i up. Simiejne ircndQiinrter.s snj.s the Dcnuiintlon of'the whole peninsula by tho Army seems lo ho a niallcr of days, nnd n tew days at tlmt. in fnct, they believe the ari- vnncc elements of the First Army nmy iilrcady iwvc reached German poslllon-i coveting St. Nnralrc und inilM on the Loire Estuary. The Inlest' front reports reveal Hint (he American column slicing IhroiiEh llir bnso of thc peninsula .'ins reached a point 20 miles below captured riciinca.' That places it wllhln 31 miles of the south const. St. Malo Attacked Olhor coluniiH aic moving straight west and southwest into Die pcnlmulR. One .spearhead lias opened a froiitnl assault oii St. Mnlo, which has been out-flanked by.' nnothcr armored column now 17- miles southwest of Dlnan Only, back nt Rennes, the June- ' lion point v,hcro the Amcilninns Innncd south- nnd west, me tli'o Ciermnns p,c,ififcitln5 ,to B ny extent. LONDON, Aug. 4. (UP)— The German DNB news agency snys Adolf Hitler has ordered n ruthless purge In Germany In an attempt to nc- count for (he last of the "criminals" taking parl In the conspiracy cul-> mliiatlng In Ihe attempt to assassinate him last month. Hitler appointed a mlllinry court o( honor to cr.rry out the army purge nnd on the court arc two Held marshals previously mentioned as having been connected with the plot. The two are Marshal von Eunsledt nnd Marshal Kcitcl. flun- steril hnd been reported executed. The first official list of purged officers wns Issued. H disclosed that the German commander on the northern fronts in the cast, Col. Gen. Liiuicmann, had deserted to the Russians. Only one field marshal, Marshal von WiUlcbcn, was listed nmom; the conspirators. He was snld to have been expelled from the army. The expulsion of Colonel General Hocppner, the suicide of Colonel General Heck. Ihe execution of Colonel General OJbricht, aiirt the dismissal ol Generals FcHgicbei, von Ilase, stelfl and lieschow also aro disclosed, along with a number ot lesser officers. New York Stocks AT T4 T 1C3 1-4 11 1-2 25 3-4 61 1-4 91 5-8 135 37 5-8 60 1-4 Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper Belli Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward 47 N Y Central 19 1-4 Int Harvester 7M-4 North Am Aviation 83-8 Republic Steel ' 183-4 Radio; .,.:.".. 10 1-8 Socony Vacuum : ,..... 13 1-8 Studcbnker . ......:. flf Standard f N J ..-...'.... 54 3-8 Texas Corp ,.,.., 471-4 Packard U S Steel" 5 3-4 57 3-4 , bnn.La Ohnrbonnlcr near,Rennes nnd at an airport south of thb city. But by-passing columns', already air far beyond tills knot of resistance. The elements of four German division-; defending Brittany nre nulling, up a spotty fight in Tact, the Americans may be hampered more by the supply problem than. by the Germans. Headquarters observers say the spectacular speed of the American advance would strain any supply'service. However j airmen • who flew over the battle nren say the road's are packed with; supply vehicle's and troop reinforcements, sharply contrasting with the : <lcserted highways on the German side.. Already, the Americans are well over 100 miles from the jumping- off-ulace .in their 11-tiay-old offensive. Supreme Headquarters says Ihe Allies have' killed, wounded' 7 "* cnpturcd since 0-Day 130,000 Ger s mans, roughly half the total of. Nazi troops so far committed to the battle of rrnnce. . Bombers Crack Targets Allied tactical forces, took to the cloudless skies this - afternoon to rip and slash at German, positions on the battlefield. At , the same time 2200 or more American warplanes spread n trail of ruin through 200 miles of northern Germany. • Spearheaded by 1SOO heavy bombers, the fleet spewed explosives over Kiel, Bremen, Rostock, Anklam anil Pcencmiindc. One thousand fighters covered the bombers against what Berlin described as ftidoits resistance from .the Lluftwaftc. Among the targels were nn oil refinery, port installations, ah aircraft assembly plnnt, a fightercom- roncnl plant, an airfield and ottier undisclosed objectives. At the same time, Uie British Press Association reported that a" fleet of British heavies tool: off during thy; afternoon, possibly lo strike' at robot Installations in FVnncc. .' ..'.'.;.'.. The Germans resumed their robot Bssiuilt against southern Englr.nd today. Salvo after salvo sailed across the Channel. The renewed offensive came after British aviators hart broken up a night attack in one of the most striking defensive actions of the war. . : Hundreds of the latest type lighters were thrown into an all- night battle. The RAP sent the greater part ot the power-bombs crashing to the earth. One witness said: - ' ' ° ' • i • • • "Fighter- planes knocked the robots down like ten pins." Destroyer Rams U-Boat WASHINGTON, Aug. 4. (UP)— The Navy has revealed three destroyers recently destroyed a German submarine maneuvering to attack a convoy off the Atlantic coasr,. A coast guard officer said depth charges forced .the, raider to the surface where It was rammed by one of the Navy vessels., .He reported a'doten German survivors, Including Ihe U-boat commander, were taken abxiaid ona of the Allied ships. ' , '

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