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Blytheville, Arkansas
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VOL. XLI—NO. 118 Waste Paper! It is valuable to «fte War Wort! Watch this paper for Collection BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl DOMINANT N*WBPAPIR OP NOBTHM8T ARKANSAS A«D BODTBXAOT MlH^nuT ^ " " * +** Blythevffl. D»L, Newl BlytheviiiB Herald BlythevUl* Courier Mtylstlppl y^jjey Leader I».YT]IEVILLB < .AKKANSAS. SATURDAY. AUGUST 5 | 9 , AMERICANS RACE FOR BRITTANY SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS City Makes New Agreement For Street Lighting Mutual, Benefits 'Listed In Contract With Power Company The City of Blythcville will save JHOO annually on I(s street lighting budget, will receive S7 per cent more lighting In the area served by overhead fixtures, nnd the ^Arkansas-Missouri Power Corporation will be relieved of certain municipal tax obligations under terms of a new street lighting con,tract made a week ago between city and power company officials. Tlie agreement was completed at n special meeting of the City Council Friday night, July 28, it was announced yesterday. Terms of the mutually-beneficial agreement call for the power company !pto replace existing overhead public lamps of SOO lumens with lamps of 1000 lumens. Thc city's street lighting system requires thc use of 267 lamps of the 1000 lumens size nnd 70 lamps of 150 watt size, according to the contract. As a concession to thc power company, the city agrees to cancel nnd terminate Ordinance No. 243, Item 39, which assessed nn occupational license of $264.25 per year against the power company, and also Ordinance No. 243, Item 110, that part pertaining lo a pole lax of 25 cents per pole per year assessed against the company "and any other parts of ordinances levy. Ing any special;'charges or taxes '.against electric ^companies." -Rules of the franchise service as attach'ea to thej.contract- specify V' th'at^thc. corporation* vMIl furnish .' eachVmonth \vithotit:'"cost to tho city :.tKe.:equIvaIent of; $i.0» in stree lighting'service for each, complet unit of 13 electric customers server Riots Flare In Philadelphia r - l<Ma « M Ji|^^,i7-:,| -~- • .. ....._ ~ Damage such as thLs marked the sporadic violence connected with strike. (NEA Telepholo) the Philadelphia, Pa.. IraiisiwrioUoii _KJU(i>-uj:^.iiw3ipratlO'i. within ';c|t limits, provided:~: ',- r---~;-r~'V" i ' That the coropratlon is servin Ihe; hiunlcipality 'under terms o nn electric -franchise', imposing n restrictions or : vuniisual -conditions on the corporation. ' That the furnishing of stree T lighting without .cost under thL section shall be accepted as ful payment of any occupational tax franchise tax, privilege tax, pole tax, or any similar tax based upoi electric revenue, consumption o energy or any ojher special tax. The number of customers shal be taken ss the total number of customers receiving electric service 1mm the corporation's records as of the-.June meier reading of each J'esr, It was specified. The contract, effective for two years, Is automatically extended for further periods of two years from each successive expiration date unless either the city or the power company shall notify the other In writing not less than 60 days prior to thc expiration date of its desire to terminate this agreement, provided that this contract shall not be effective for a total period of over. 10 years. James Hill Jr., president of the company, said today that this plan , of : street lighting service Is to be ' offered to all incorporated com- -Jmunltiris served by the company -He added that "The power company Is offering this: plan as a public service feature in behalf of civic interest toward further development and progress of each community.". Nation Suffers As Temperature Hovers At Top By United Press The weather still ranks as enemy No. 1 throughout most of the nation. Midwestcrncrs WC re' promised some relief from thc coast-to-coast heat wave. Afternoon showers and heavy rainfall tonight were In prospect in the Midwest, hut no relief is in sight in the East and Southwest. New Yorkers will swelter in temperatures near the 100 mark and overcrowded Washington won't be much cooler. Texas, Arizona and New Mexico are still the hot spots of the nation, 1 with the mercury soaring away '^bove the 100 mark for the second day In a row. Residents of Dlythevlllc apparently hare escapcd'thc excessive heat of other parts of the nation as the temperature remained under the 00 mark here yesterday. Thc day's • highest temperature was 89. A heavy shower shortly before noon this morning cooled the atmosphere and at noon thc sky was overcast, promising an afternoon without excessive heat. Wounded In Action Wounded In action in the Pacific is Corp. Marlon D. Robertson of the Marine Corps. He Is the son of Mrs. Ollle D. Robcrlson of Blytheville. Details of the fighter's Injuries were not revealed. County's Vote To Be Heavier Interest Increases As Races Grow Hot For County Posts With thc appearance on next Tuesday's ballots of county candidates and the run-oft in the hotly pohtested senatorial' race, the number of .votes cast in this county Js expected to exceed by 1,000 the 4 600 votes polled in the July 25 prefer-, ential election, ,when only state and «U&,9ifi9 B .i??- l *Sfs _ifDpcarcd on The r rriajor offices of county and probate judge, 'sheriff and county treasurer vie for, interest as followers of each candidate predicted victory. And the run-ofr jn the prosecuting attorney's race also Is supplying plenty of speculation as the incumbent Marcus Fietz of Jonesboro opposes James O. Hale, a former Blytheville man,' now of Marlon. In the race for county and probate judge, Roland Green is asking re-election, and Is being opposed by Dwight Blackwaod of Osccola Also asking for re-election is Sheriff Hale Jackson of Oseeola, who is opposed by .W. w. "Buddy" WaUon. • H. B. "Skeet" Stout and Miss Delia Purtle are seeking the treasurer's office. Only one of the four seats in the Arkansas Legislature is being contested, with E. C. Pleeman of Manila, and Lucien Coleman both seeking post four. Of the two state races in which opposition was not "drowned out" m the preferential election, the greatest Interest centers on thc senatorial race, with J. w. "Bill" Pul- brlght and Homer M. Adkins both making last minute appeals. The other state race is for associate lustice of thc Supreme Court with both Minor W. Millwee and Lawrence C. Auten seeking the post The two candidates for Demo- :ratlc national committcewomen are Mrs. E. W. Frost and Mrs Jack Carnes. Appearing on the ballot in tlic uncontcstcd governor's race Is Ben Lancy of Camden, whose opponent, J. Bryan Sims, scheduled to meet vlr. Laney in the run-off, withdrew n thc major upset of the current campaign. His election to governor marks his debut in state politics. Also unopposed is Vance Clayton n the state treasurer's race- Griffin Smith, chief justice of tiie Su- ucme Court; Claude A. Rankin, state land commissioner: Dr. H. B Robins, Democratic national com- rnitteeman. In thc ranks of the unopposed in he county races Is w. J. Wunder- ich, candidate for rcpresentalive. post one: Miss Alene Word of Osceola, candidate for representative, post two; J. Lee Bearden of Lcach- ville, representative, post three; Joyle Henderson, only candidate for Joe Applebaum Will Announce Election Returns Joe Applebaum is planning nn "election . party'. 1 Tuesday night on the Courthouse lawn at Osccola, lie .tol ( | the Courier News today. He will give election returns via a public addres system and will cooperate with the Courier News in compiling returns from the county 'K 55 boxes. The courier News will receive returns from the slat e as in the recent preferential primary and In addition will keep unofficial totals on the returns from various county boxes. Still Unsettled War Production Hit By Philadelphia And Detroit Walkouts On By tlnltcrl Press the labor front today the , ax assessor; Harvey Morris, circuit court clerk; T. W. Potter, county and probate court clerk. New York Stocks 1 T &T , 63 ,.j tmer Tobacco 71 maconda Copper ... 261-4 Beth Steel "" 61 Chrysler SI 1-8 Coca Cola 133 1-2 fen Electric Gen Motors 37 7-8 60 7-8 , •••.........,. v \j |. o lontgomery Ward 46 5-8 •I Y Central 19 1-4 nt Harvcslcr 77 forth Am Aviation '. g 1.4 tepubllc Steel 191-8 ^d' 0 10 3-8 Socony Vacuum .. 1338 tudebakcr " ig i-g tandard of N J ..'.'.'.','.'.'.' 54 3.4 "exas Corp 47 1-4 'ackard . "" g tj B steel t....;;;: 6 8 rising tide of work stoppages may Pass the all-time monthly peak. The nation's major strikes hampering the war effort in Philadelphia ana Detroit remained at deadlock today. And walkouts in a score of other cities arc keeping some 30,000 workers from their jobs. As Philadelphia war Industries struggled along for the fifth day of thc paralyzing, transit strike, additional transportation employes stayed away from their Jobs In direct defiance of the Federal Government. Troops WC r c brought Into Philadelphia yesterday to lorcc public carriers back into service but stranded war workers found only seven trains operating this morning on the important market line Regular army units with full battle equipment are reported on the wa v to force resumption operation of Philadelphia's "Els," subways lissfe, niid streetcars. Strike leaders still insist that the upgrading of Negroes to operator's iwsittons must be halted. The Detroit strike of 7000 workers in five General Motors plants is entering -its ninth day. Army •=> *"" iiiinjii nn j 1 . n | ii \y - •-•vu^ti, f VUOMII ollicials say ihc walkout may halt ^y Elc 'i, John Foster, war production in n number of in- "erryman. Robert Cash, dustrics throughout the nation because of Incl: of parts. However, a CIO spokesman predicted the men would "undoubtedly" vote lo return to work Monday. They arc proiesiing an alleged speed-up in production .schedules. '- —••*!«.-.'. ------ ... ^,, nu.i VJIIULU yL.Mtniiiiy CIO Political Action Com- when firemen were called twice to mittee is still under tire in Wash- exlingulsh blazes. " llllMl,! Ill U III VV II Ml- listen. Representative Dies said to" •••«•"•<: "K-ii .-vim lu- 'in .iiuuimj " C . ilnVCSltBnUnE Un - StalCn " W(VS M.;, M B °'M' 1C ' Bivouac Planned For Guard Unit Company K Members To Undergo Training North Of Barfield An overnight bivouac on -the Mississippi Rlver t] ,| s wcckpm , w m "<"• « part of,the summer iralninK program tor members of Company K, sill 'Infantry, Arkansas; Guard'. Approximately 45 of the local guardsmen- were ;,scheduled to'en- camp : north of/ Barficld Lnnrtlnk this afternoon .*it, WHS fmnouncap toda.y by Capt. Qliver .W'-'.Co'ppcrfijr}, company commander.- '•;"''' • While on tlie bivounc members of tlie unit were, scheduled to' undergo gas training. Each-member protected by regular army service masks will undergo maneuvers through an area In-which gas has been released. The weekend program also calls for firc- nrms and competive marksmanship. Ihn guardsmen will use only field equipment,'sleeping on tho.ground. tiiKlcr army "pup" tents. A field kitchen will be set up lo provide meals tonight and tomorrow In addition to Captain Coppcdge, Hip company has two other commissioned officers, First Lieut. W. K. Crawford and Second Lieut Bennle Itessle. • ^lorence Being taken Over By British Troops Eighth Army Units Enter Ancient City As Germans Retreat MK, Aug. 5. (Upj-Thc beiui- llfnl city of Florence, Out Ircnsiirc trove of Medieval and Ilcnniilssimcc im In iiniy, tvns Mm,,,, to (lie Allies today. The Germans say ihcy have rc- ircnlcd northward lo avoid further damage lo Hie great. iiioniuiicnts and art, treasures In the city of Unnte, of .-Michelangelo ii'nd Leonardo da Vinci; and tho Medici family ..'Di'lUsh Eighth Army troops en- lered the center of Florence the iiortli side cir the Arno, where lie Iho Medieval Pnlniuo Vecclilo, the Cathedral and tho fiimous Ufllisi art galleries, at noon toduy. Although (he Germans sny they nro abandoning Florence, Homo dispatches say Nazi paratroopers arc sun defending northern pails of the city, npimrcnlly to cover the Ger- iin retreat. It's not known yet how much damage Florence, has suffered. Five of he six bridges over the Arno have been destroyed, but Medicviil Pnn- tcvecchlo or "Old Bridge". 'Is still Intact. / The modern Industrial city of Florence, which lies mostly south of the Arno, probably has suffered .much damage from Allied nlr raids Ten miles ciist of Florence, nrlt- Ish troops are driving up toward Pontassievc on the Arno occupied ruimaiio, which Is four miles below Poiilasslevc. -. In tlic Adriatic scclor, 1'nllsli mid Italian troops have moved op. their patrol line more Uinii two miles In several sectors across tlic Mlsa river Calvin Funeral Will Be Held Here Tomorrow Funeral services for Roy Calvin former Dlythevlll c car salesman "'111 be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at Holt Funeral Home. Hie Rev. E. C. Brown, pastor of the First Baptist Church,\will conduct the services. Burial will be made at Elm wood Cemetery. Mr. Calvin, -who moved from Blythevillc to Dearborn, Mich.. 18 months ago, died Thursday morn- mi! in a Duluth, Minn., hospital of n heart ailment. He was 43. Active pallbearers will be C. S. Dnivdy, Joe Shanks, Herman Arinir, Chnrlio Short, Turner Klsscll ?.nd Lex Chamblin. • Honorary pallbearers Berm.Td Gooch, Russell will be Phillips, William -••• H.U1JVI V VJl.1l I r Oil III 1)1 II Shcltpn, E. M. Woodson and V. E. Tomlinsoii. Firemen Answer Calls BJythcvlllc's several day freedom from fires was ended yesterday An automobile belonging lo Bilbo timed to rn !',h „ tC I™ t0t) of - lhc asricd legal action within the ncxtUlroycd by the thre * about 12:45 °' Cl ° Ck thfs lnomin B <">"> (lrc of 8roup "" k " ow » origin. The upholstery BWt " C ™" t0t) of - lhc Ford co«nc MS do- on win e ncx three weeks. He charge, the PAC with violating the Smith-Connally Act by being an instrument of the New Deal. Two Missourians Are Casualties In France, Italy TWO Steelc, Mo., youths lost their lives within a few days of each other while fighting on two fronts in Europe. Pfc. Carl o. Holdman was killed in France June 20, while a week later in Italy. pf c . Edgar Gcan died of injuries received June 21 Private Holdman, 25, was the son of Mrs.,Percy Buys. He also leaves two brothers, Olha Lee Holdman of St. Louis and Billy Hcnson of Steele. Private Gcan, who had been ov- afar?, 1942 ' ls thc so " of The car was parked in front of the Slalcup home at 1018 Eist Vine. Mr. Stalcup told firemen that he had used lhc car earlier in tho night, but had been home for some time when tho fire occurred. A shed at the rear ol Frown Food store was destroyed by lire about 6 o'clock yesterday alternoon. Tlic small building, used (o dress chickens, was believed to have become Ignited from a burner 111 the shed. New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open high low close . 2069 2076 2066 2075 2065 . 2049 2056 2010 2056 2016 . 2034 2036 2034 2036 2029 , 210D 2115 2105 2111 2102 . 2092 2095 2085 20J5 2082 Chicago Wheat open high low close Sept. . 155-)a 155% 155 155 155% Dec, , 1S5V5 155',4 155 loSti loS'/j Sowets Crack Nazi Line 'Netir East Prussia LONBON, Aug. 5 (UP)—A Berlin report says the niisslnns have broken throiiRh German' lines three miles from East Prussia's pre-war frontier. The dispatch Indicates Hie Russians may have carried the battle across the border on Oeniinn soil. •Jhc Germans say MIC brcak- tnroiieh wns .scored north of the Lithuanian village of Vlrbahs a frontier station Just off the .Kaunas- to- Koenlgsberg railway. iTlic Germnns sny thnt bitter fighting is raging In the area. i Par to lhc south, Russian forces, rtrivlnif from a bridgehead on Ihe Vistula river, <jrc ncorlng Krakow, Poland's "city of the Kings." The shattering Russian drive toward Krakow has penetrated German defenses to a depth of 23 miles. The Russians broke through Me Gentian positions after two days of fierce fighting. Red Army troops killed 2200 Germans nnd knocked out 2C tanks. Russian tanks, mobile guns and mcchantad Infantry surged through the gap on the Vistula river 125 miles south of Warsaw, nnd Red Army spearheads reached open country deep In the German rear Tlic advance outflanked Tarnow lhc main defense outpost guarding' Krakow, from the north. On the central front, a fierce battle Is raging for Warsaw and Its eastern suburb, Praga. General Bors the Polish partisan leader, says Polish guerrillas have captured two of Warsaw's railway stations and coiitroi almost all the west ntid central part of tlic city Behind hundreds of barbed wire barricades, the Polish fighters are beating off German tanks attacks Tiic partisans al so arc under attack by incendiary bombs dropped from low-flying German planes Bitter fighting is reported for control of four bridges over the Vistula and for the main railway station in tlie center of Warsaw. .Par to the north, the Germans nrc said to be evacuating at least two and one-half divisions from Finland. The Stockholm newspaper Aftonbladet says the Ocrmaas arc leaving through the port of Hango on Finland's southwest coast. A London broadcast says Russia has given Finland 12 days to consider peace negotiations'/ The broadcast, (recorded by CDS) snys after (bat period, If peace terms are not agreed upon, the Red Army will rrsimie !(-•> offensive on the Karelian front. Club Leader Dies PINE BLUFF, Ark. (Aug. 5 (UP) —Mrs. Willis H. Smith, 88-ycnr-old Honorary state president of the Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America, Is dcnd. Mrs, Smith, twice Arkansas prcsi- iJcnt of the organization, was a member of a pioneer Jefferson County family, she was the daugh- er of the late Judge Joseph and Trances Lindsay Bocagc. Funeral ervices will be held Sunday afternoon. TODAY'S WAR ANAI.Y8IH Our Big Guns Give Us Edge Over Germans ' B, JAMES United Frw* SUM Writer The military axiom Unit (lie w |i>- nliiK side- has the test artillery Is being proven again in Normaiidy Powerful artillery ba mines have sounded the prelude ol every major Allied drive so fur,. Once, lhc Americans called In 3000 planes lo cleiiV u path for one of their attacks. Bui the rumble. o( crashing bombs was punctuated by the drum-be/H of terrific cannon lire. Captured Germans hnvo sworn Unit wo had some secret timing device to maintain tho lu- lomllyof our barrages. ; Two wcuk.r Ire fore n-Diiy, Iho . — " '~ "••'«» commander of tho •?»""» llurjicr Walcrvllcl arsenal Uilg Clcn A Q Gilli'splc, hud this to tiij "More niid'iuorc battlefield coin- niniidcrs arc placing Increased emphasis cm heavy weapons. NO onn knows how many strong defensive positions lie between' the channel and Berlin, when the call comes for heuvy s!e[ji! guns, plenty of these taiK-rnnge heavy-hitters, will bo available to blast n path lor oiir attacking armies." / rienly of llciivyWtlKM.1 , Itfl's lake a quick look lit some of lljc American i;mts llml arc olenrlng that path. At Iho' '.top of the list stand llic glniil eight-Inch and 210- inilllmclcr guns, .nilghtlcst of the mobile' weii|)ons. Incidentally, '.25 millimeters roiighly.'briuiU one inch.' Thus, the SlOfmllllmctcr 'Is a.-Rmy whoso bore is 'iilmost io Inches In dliimcter. .,,..',. '.:.•'.' The el(!hi,-ln,ch howllwi- cuiv'tpas H shell 'to;-jtilloVai'i*rt' somo "f tlio eight-Inch cKnntin can hurl ir 240- poiiiicl shell 20 miles. .: .;;.:. ' Then coine thiiso famous '-iSfi- mllllmetcr ' "long Toins" ' which liouniled noihmcl out of Africa nnd arc barklug'al the Germans up .tlic peninsula of Italy. .Thoy tip tlie scales at 16 ioiis anil are capable of pegging OB r pound shells 15 miles. Then we have a four-tind-a.'-i>alf- Inch gun-a long-barreiledi extremely accurate death-dealer weighing about six tons. Its companion piece, the 155-mllllmcter howitzer, use's the same interchangeable' high- speed currlagc. Sliding, down thp scnlc we conic lo Uic-lDp-nillllhiclcr howlt-«>r, the best all-pur'|iose. wca- iwii of the war. It generally lias replaced the World War I 75 ris ii fa- vorllc light artillery wenpoh." Old Uclhibie This old standby, which can spit a slug seven miles, was called "The Priest" In Africa becauscrof Its' pulpit like mount. It now Is presiding over the last riles of the German armies In Prance. . ' ; Next comes the 75-inilllmetflr hqV llzers, which come in two editions. The pack howitzer may be broken down and hauled on the backs of mules. Dropped with paratroopers in seven loads. It may be assembled !ri a teW minutes. The field howler Is almost Identical, but Is truck- drawn and cannot be broken down Seventy-fives will sling a 15-pound shell five miles. American forces In Normandy also have received powerful supjiort from naval guns. No part of the Cherbourg peninsula Is more than H miles from the const,, and H- nnd 16-Inch naval guns can throw their shells as far KS 20 miles., ".The four- teeners nrc shells weighing thrcc- niwrtcrs of a ton, but the la-inch guns shoot slugs weighing over a ton. 2300 pounds. The Germans have been catching it going and coming from Allied artillery. The Red Army always hag placed powerful emphasis on IUs big guns. For instance, In a single Slal- ingrad barrage SOOO Russian guns fired 689.000 shells. At IXMitngrnd 1000 guns pumped between 500000 and 600,000 shells into a tiny three- squarc-mtle area. Nothing In history ciin compare with the bombardments of tliis war. America won the Spanish-American War with 178 tons of shells. Only 2800 tons were fired In the whole of the Boer War. Tlie great artillery duels In the last war Involved no more than 1400 tons. Planes and U-.nks arc prime weapons in this war but lhc big gun still Is In there pitching. . , BradleyV Men Show Speed In Offensive To Seize Peninsula l,ONDdN,;Auir. 0 (U.I>.)-Gpneul tfrrullcy's Amcric-m»l Army t» oxpoctctl to ranch U,e south B.olOii Sat any moment, R ciilln K off the ciilho Dcninsul,, n About 0.10 half of Brltlmiy «l rai <ly is in Amwiean haiuls Our men .,ro. Hm « s |,i nK llliciu l at tho ,«to of o "an o t , They surged past newly captmcd JUmncs in brilliant nmti-|iroi.gcd driven on St. Nirailro, Uncut, Nnnle" B «t niul other Brnlon ports nnd cities. IVIIHCI, uiest ~"-—*: Itcnnci, the largest French city' lius fai liberated by the Allies, Is now firmly under American control A London indlo report bays the Clcimanb fled the stronghold so quickly that they left all their prisoners behind them Tho broadcast .sa>,s 000 British and Amcilcan wounded were found hospital. . The Yank snearhcitdj, In Brittany are hashing foiwnrd so fast that 47 Persons Die And 32 Injured In Train Wreck VAU>OSTA,:C!!|., Allg. C (U.P )~- Hnllroiul otflcliils of Ihe Atlantic Coiifil Line have unnniinccd that nl Iciint '17 persons were killed nnd M Injured .when a west bound passcniicr train Jumped the tracks In -an isolated flnl-wooils section of south acorsjiu early today. 'Hie passenger train plowed ln( 0 n [freight Iriiin parked.on Lhc Killing. Army ami clvllliul crews still were digging into DID debris n t iicnti today. : : Work was hindered because of the isolated section ol the Georgia Hut-woods lowland where lhc nccl- i -.., nn. Army, tilr bhse, nl Valdostn, Ga.; have sent iiintm- lauccs, search lights nix! wrecking L'qulpmcnt to:ns»lsl, in rescuing the injured:.,, •-'-. - ° Will Be Armed Entire Population To Be Put On Guard, .Enemy Report Says By UnlleK Press 'Hie Japanese,cabinet Is reported to have decided lo arm the entire population at tho earliest possible mbine'nt. •The decision^Js rcporterl in Tokyo dispatch broadcast by Berlin and recorded In London. There was no Immediate explanation, but one Is scarcely needed. Tlic report comes at llio time American forces on dunm Mrmd arc preparing ,to pounce upon the remaining Japanese troops cornered fn the northern one-third of the base. The bitter finnl battle lor complete recapture of the first U. E. possession to full to tile Japanese Is expected to burst open almost any minute. And . far to the southwest, the Japanese Second Army apparently has been routed beyond recognition as the once-mighty force assigned to defend Dutch New Guinea. Tlie Allies figuratively are holding up the large Island's northwestern edge and sliding the Japanese off into the sea. General MacArthur describes the 'flight of Rome 30,000 by-passed enemy troops down the Vogclopk Peninsula as a hopeless effort to evacuate all of western Dutch New - Guinea. In northern Burma, General Sill- well's Chinese troops are fanning out lo expand their holdings In the Myilkylna seclor. Enemy bases three miles to the southeast and three miles norihcnsl of the recently toppled communications center already have been entered by Allied ! forces. The latest reports reaching Allied Supieme Hcndtfunr-. tcrs are trailing anywhere froni"12 lo 24 lioun behind tho actual Iho cxitct locations of our I columns therefore' are not known. I Hill Allied lOHrcc 1 ! reveal the Ameilcnn tanks slltl have met no serious organt/cd resistance, and are roaming the peninsula almost nl will An Allied communique 1s- Mieri curly thh morning announces our hops lunged through Derval which Is, 34 inllci, south pf Rennes 31 .'miles noith of Nantes nnd 38 mljei ^northeast of St fyizaire The YahS,s also reached 1 thiee other key towns Clmtoaubrlant 34 miles northeast of Nantes; Mauron,, 27 miles went bf.Rennes; v 'and Loudenc N. 0. Cotton Mnr. May July Oct. open high low close pr cl . 2074 2079 2071 2077 2073 . 2054 2053 2051 2059 2055 2038 20-12 2(137 2042 2035 2112 2118 2110.2117 2110 Dec. ., 2081. 209S 2089 ' 2087 . 2090 Weather ARKANSAS - Mostly , cloudy; showers and thunderstorms tonight' In north portion this afternoon mid in south portion Ouriday. ' • Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS—Livestock: Hogs 200; all ealable; market nominal. Odd lots of good and choice 180 lo 2-10 Ibs., H.70; odd head heavier weights and sows, 13.95; others too scarce mention. Market from Friday . 170-lbs. up, steady; lighter weights, 20 to 35c higher and sows mostly 35e higher. Cattle 1550. salable 50. Calves, none. Compared with last Friday; native slccrs steady to 25c lower, western grassers 25 to 50 lower, heifers steady, cows steady to 25 lower, bulls and vealers unchanged, tops for week, choice 1453 and 981 Ib slccrs 16.85; 1202 Ib. Kansas grass slccrs 14.50; 708 Ib. mixed yearlings 16.50; slaughter sl«ers u.25- 16.40; western grass steers 11.401425; heifers and mixed yearlings $11-16; good cows 11.50-12.50; common and medium beef cows 8.25-11; canucrs 5.50-8. Chicago Ry« open high low close Sept. . 106 !4 IDS K 105 H 105 106-X Dec. , 108M 103',S 101 101 \i ~ • - ^ nnd 80 mlles'enst'of 3«st,' Other American forces, newly nrilved ut the bingo area of the Normandy ami Brlttiuty Peninsula pushed .ahead tp airEntoii Barenton ib 25 miles east of Avranchos •nicy also advanced to Potigers, 25 miles loutheii'it of Avnranchcs THo outward moves Were made to strengthen our cipo^d flank In -Brittany, nnd gmmf against a German counter-attack But the Ihrusts coultl develop inlo a. new eastward inarch toward'Paris; •In scititliorn Brittany, the GIs penetiatcd Into the French department pf Morblhnn. French-patriots havp been extremely 'active In Mor- bihnn, killing 1400 Germans In recent weeks. Tlic guerrilla forces ore expected to 'speed'the Allied liberation of Vannes and Lorient, Votli In the Morblhan Department Par to Ihe north, the Nazis In Normandy began a large-scale withdrawal on an eight-mile front between lhc Odon and Orrie rivers The region lies v-est and southwest of Oacn Tlie enemy Is striving lo avoid entrapment af the hands of. converging -British-and American columns. Tlie Germans seem to be falling back In force across the Orne rher Such a move : would mean the abandonment of «n Important snllent from whlch'tre \VcVirbniactit lias been threatening -the. British flank below cacn. British : General Dempsey may now consolidate, this, llaiik, as a- prelude to n renewed Second Army smtish Howard Paris. Dcmpsey's men last night occupied eight once strongly held enemy bastion's |n Normandy. -Most of them were .seized without'opposi- tion. An Army mcdllal leader declares Allied casualties in France to date have been 30 per cent under the expected number. Major General Keniier, chief of the Allied Medical Corps for tlie western front, also reveals that only three per cent, of the casualties in Normandy were falal Two thousand American • Fly!ng\ Fortresses, Liberators and fighters bombed an-.ill refinery at Dollber- gcn, an oil-, storage plant at Nieri- bcry and factories and airfields at Hallerslebcn, Madgebiirg, Hannover and Brhnswlck In Germany today. New clusters of Nazi robot bomb's fell on London and southern. England. The missiles caused casualties. Prescott Youth Drowns •'--•' PRESCOTT, Ark., Aug 5 (U.P.)— The body of Percy McGuire is rising returned to his home In Prescott. He drowned in a spring pool at the Christian Camp Ground west of pkolona. •'""" Funeral For Victims CONWAY,- Ark., Atig. 5 (UP)Double funeral,services, were to be held today for a'mother and her daughter who were'killed Tuesday when their car nas struck, by a train near Lincoln, Kan. Tne victims were Mrs Arthur Blclcibrd and her daughter, Louise. Mrs Blckford a natl\e of Holland and formerly lived, at VI- ontn,

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