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VOL. XLI—NO. 119 Sore Wasfe Paper! H is yaluablt to fit* War jHoU! Watch this paper to, Collection Dalesf BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS . TH« DOMINAMT CTWBPAPTO OT MOOTBJmn- ARKANSAS AND BOUTHEAOT MISSOURI "^ Blythevllle Her»W Blyth«TlU« oourter MiylMlppi Vallv LwwJer BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 1M4 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ALLIED ARMIES STRIKE TOWARD PARIS „_.„_,„,, Ardmore Cotton Oil Mill Burns '«, . ~ - "• '," ' James Harper WAR Oil Shortage Cripples Nazi War Machine : i Bj JAMES HARPER United Pr«M HUH Writer One of Hitler's greatest, filling stations now is under new managc- jnent. Tlie Russian Army has staked out a claim on Poland's vast Gal- Iclan oil fields on the northern slypes of the Carpathian Mountains. Thus, It has deprived the creaking war machine of an annual 100,000 tons of vital petroleum products. Even before the |Kcd Army swept lover those fields, iForelgn Economic JAdmtnlsVrat- lor Crowlcy said BGerniany's total Iproduotlon of all I liquid . fueLs . was /. ^M i .—doHn 5»'per cent, jff ^^^SSn^Eiirlier, theAmer- (!•» ^K£.. ^KM, can Alr Forces | chief, General Ar- Inold,- said flatly i that the Reich's j oil and gas oiil- • put had been slashed by two thirds. More and more enemy, vehicles Hrc found abandoned on French roadsides, their gas tanks dry. For months now, the Germans have enforced a ration system withirj the Wehrmacht In an effort to stave off a gasoline drought. Thirsty "Tigers" The Nazis need every drop of fuel they can find. Their giant Tiger lanki, for Instance, drink up a galloiriaYrnUe! A German .tank brlgadfe of ;503 ^vehicles burns, : 'difr- ! ing' a camrialgn; some.25,000 gaildns of 'gasoline and 1600" gallons of ol!. .;-,.- An entlre'vPanzer division pf 12M •.;-'.' to 1300 -vehicles, at,'full strength, :'•', requires a: daily 10,500 gallons'.-ot gasoline aricj: 1000 .gallons of oil.: ."•-..•-. :Yel. at aViime when..C^rmJJ. .,»» ,.tanks-are lockcd'ln battle on every •' . Iront,\ their chances of getting enough gasoline^ arc,-,' dwindling fast. Since /-'April,'', Allied plants have carried out a.full-scale, cam<£i .paign to seal oft Germany's chief ™ 'sources of gasoline and oil. Here is nn overall picture of their accomplishments. Before that .campaign started, German production amounted to tome 15 million tons of petroleum a year. Of that, around five million annual tons came from Romania, roughly five million from synthetic pmduction and another five from •wells scattered through Austria, Poland, Hungary, Estonia and Germany proper. As for Romania. It was only a year ago this month that 115 Li- beratoo bombers carried out the first great raid on the Ploestl refineries. Since then, attacks on Balkan oil sources have become a common-place. Back in May, Romania's oil production was said to be down thrce-fourllis of normal. And there's been no slow-down in the campaign since then. Synthetic .Plants Knocked Out As for synthetic production, British sources is more thari 50 per cent destroyed. For instanc». t / eight plants' have been knocked \f; out In Hamburg, four In the Ruhr, ' /our at Hannover, one at Cologne, another at Gelsenklrchen, and so on. It takes five' tons of coal to produce one ton of synthetic oil. And Hitler is threatened with the loss of Europe's three greatest coal fields outside Germany proper, in Poland, interior Franco and the Low Countries. Together, they produce 120 million tons a year. As for the remaining one-rhini of Germany's fuel supply. Hungary normally turns out one million tons a year, but its facilities have been bombed repeatedly. Aus- trln, peace-time producer of a quarter of a million annual tons, also has come in for its share of raids. Hitler squeezed 50,000 tons a year from Estonian shale. BUI a Russian spearhead, rolling to the Baltic Sea, has sealed Estonia off from Gerniany. The few scattered wells in Germany proper also have repeatedly fallen .vnrier the shadow of Allied bomber-5. By contrast, American output ts growing fast. The United States now has 161 refineries making _ JOO-octnne gasoline. It Is turning , out six times as'much of thai fuel ss before Peart Harbor. Since Its 1 first recorded production in 1657, the United Stales has supplied the world with 65 per cent of Its petroleum. The needle on our «as guage stands at "full" but In Germany It Is hovering near the "empty" mark. Livestock ST. LOUIS, Aug. 7 <ur> 12.SOO; salable 11,000; top 14.70; 160-240 Ibs. 14.70; 140-15 Ibs. 13.7514.70. Cattle 7,600; salable 6,500; cslvM 2,000 all salable; mixed yearlings nnd heifers 14.50-1S.75: slaughter steers 10-17; slaughter heifers 8,5036.75; stacker and feeder steers V 7.50-13. Demobilization Bill May Bring Fight In Senate iled r«ce for Paris while dmwhm up sides to bcBin n leBisiiitivc do' " " vc "" 00 " '° '«" View of the seed'house of the ChoctnSv Cotton oil Mill Aidmorc Otte In which a fire stalled and cauKil in estimated loss of $300.000. Over $100,000 in peanuts were stored in the burning seed home and hundrldi , of bales of cotton were destroyed. <NEA Tclenholo.) K * 'Feeler Raid' In Philippines Made By 3 American Planes, Tokyo Broadcast Claims Today By United Tress American planes apparently are trying In find weak spots in the Japanese defenses on the Philippine Islands. Tokyo radio reports that three American planes have been sighted in the area of-Diivao, on the island of Min- da,nao. The enemy; says one of the planes dropped small bombs, which landed in the sea, but the raid apparently jvvas more for observation-than attack. Two Big Strikes Hot Senatorial Race Hears End Voters Wiff Settle Political Fortunes. Of Adkins, Fulbright LITTLE ROCK. Aug. 7 (UP) — One of the .bitterest, senatorial „ ^- .... campaigns in the history of Ar- On P" am - tnc ffltc of lllc J«P- kansas Is hearing the end. And nncsc h ". s bee " Malcfl "'Itli a 2-aiid- Arkansas voters tomorrow will (ie- cld& -the winner In the hot race between Congressman J. \V. Fulbright of Payettevllle and Governor Homer M. Adkins of Little Rock. Political observers say the campaign, especially the pre-runoff Irive. has been the bitterest seen by Arkansas voters in many years. Both candidates, who sur'//ed the preferential primary July 25th by defeating three opponents, have been tossing stinging charges at each other. Congressman Fulbright is basing his (iampalgn on peace and the postwar. United States.-and Adkins fs campaigning on his record of three and one-half years as gov- srnor of Arkansas and hts promises to represent the conservative Interests of the state. Voters will also decide the winners In two other state contests. One Is between circuit Judge Lawrence C. Aulcn of Little Rock and Circuit Judge Minor M. Milwee of De Queen for associate Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court. The other contest is for the post as Democratic national committcewo- man. Opponents in this race are Mrs. E. W. Frost of Fayettcville. Incumbent, and Mrs. Jacji Carnes of Csimden. Services Held Here Today For Burdette Farmer Services for Joe A. Aycocfc, Burdette farmer, were held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at Cpbb Funeral Home. The Rev. F. W. Nash, pastor of the Nazerene Church, conducted the services. Burial was made at Sandy Ridge . , . suddenly 1:30 o'clock yesterday morning at liis home.- Born In Pittsboro, Miss., Mr. Aycock moved to Wynne In 1915, nnd came lo this county two years ago. He leaves his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Wheeler of St. Mississippian Dies Funeral services were held yesterday (or Will c. Downer of Smory, community near Lexington, Miss., brother of Charlie Downer of Blythevllle wo died at his home Mar. Saturday. . . May Mr. Downer, 72, nlso leaves his July wife, two other brothers and a sis- Oct. ler ' Dec. Tim area of American attack in the ; Western Pacific ranges from Sansapor. on northwestern New Guinea.-, which is 600 miles from the Philippines, to the Bonin and Volcano Islands, which extend to about 600 miles of Japan itself. American forces under General MacArthur have completed occupation of-the Sansapor area. Airl I'j the .north, a fast carrier force un- dT Admiral Nimit/ cestroyed in- dtimaged 3fi enemy ships In a three day raid which ;'nt one time got to within 600 miles of Tokyo. One Bon- In Island town was destroyed by shell-fire. On Guam, the fate of the Jap- mcsc hns been sealed witli n 2-aitd- one-half mile advance in 24 hours to within five miles of the northern tip of the island. A dispatch Just received from a warship off Guam says the enemy hns no hope of escape and his eventual collapse is certain, although several thousand Japanese arc fighting a desperme delayln? action. In China, the Japanese again arc pressing an all-out attack against Kengyang, the key rail junction. A Chinese communique acknowledges that the Japanese scored lempo- rary break-throughs, but says all were repulsed. Art Treasures Of Florence May Be Saved ROME, Aug. 7 (U.P.)—It appears that the ancient city of Florence may be spared from destruction. -Florence, studded with famous historic and artistic buildings, is reported to have been virtually deserted by the Germans. British patrols entered the Nfixi held section of northern Florence crn suburbs ot the city as the British try to encircle it. Philadelphia/ Detroit Workers Bock on Job But Others Walk Out By United Press '•':.'• ' On the labor front, two major strikes ended today. Philadelphia transit employes returned lo aV'JOQ- pcr cent operation schedule IrrJan- swer to an Army order, mid in!Detroit 7,000 'war workers ranking jltal plnnc parjj?.ended their walkout In live aerrel-al Motors plants.' -ji.;.. ', But .other/tic-iips/'are endan'gcj-'. Ing war'jiioducliqix cls'ewhertUrijW-.'i nation^ "'•'-., ' ... -«jr Employes of the Eastern Massachusetts Street Hallway have voted to leave their jobs unless the Wai- Ln!x>r Board approves K bonus plan. And several thousand truck drivers nre on strike in eight mldwestcrn states. They are protesting company refusals to pay wnge Increases ordered by the War Labor Rourd. In Montreal, railway union officials told 4000 striking employes they could seek other jobs until their strike is settled. The union leaders claim their compromise offer to return to work was refused by provincial and federal labor officials. Truck Driver Absolved In Injury Of Boy, JO Lcroy Slpes. age 10, was slightly, bruised when lie was hit by a slow- moving truck Saturday afternoon in front of Dr. I. R. Johnson's Clinic. Tlie hoy was taken lo the clinic for emergency treatment by J. E, Arnold, driver of the truck, and police who were nearby when the accident occurred. The police reported that nccord- Ing to witnesses, the youth walked Into the approaching truck ns he was crossing the street and obviously did not see the vehicle. Tlic accident was unavoidable on the part of the driver, police said. Lcroy, son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Olf- ford Sipcs of Route 3, Blythevllle, was dismissed from the clinic Saturday after first aid treatment. . New York Stocks only to find that the Germans had AT&T withdrawn, although they've set up Amcr Tobacco .. machine gun nests along the north- Anaconda Copper trn banks of the Arno river. Beth Steel On the basis of the day's reports Chrysler 'rom Rome, It looks as though the Coca Cola decisive battles for Florence will Gen Etcclric „ .-„ ,..„ .».,.„,„„ „, .„„ ,„,,„.. be fought in the eastern and west- Gen Motors • 61 1-8 «»« for nboul ^Ix I n Irs' CHI Slirmrh.; nf thr. HI,, „, !!,„ Mnnl-nmr...., ur.,,,1 ,-, "-?"• '" RtmM S|X MOllrS 1C3 71 26 60 7!)0 3-4 131 1-2 New Electric Ranges Will Be Manufactured By United Press In snite of strikes retarding pro- auction the WPD has good news for housewives. They have granted three manufacturers the permission to make 6000 electric ranges. They will reacli the stores late this year. Tlie OPA added another cheery note b v promising housewives a speedy adjustment of celling prices on major cotton textiles. The OP.< ^-— _— VI —^. tl ul uu- jjumo, « listed new costs as high enough— son, Joseph Aycock of Memphis, but no higher than necessary—to and two brothers, j. M. Aycock of — -"- - • - -• near Blythevllle, and S. M. Aycock of 3asselt. meet parity prices on cotton." And In line with the Government's new policy of Increasing supplies of. low priced garments- . s- Inexpensive maternity dresses and slips have been added to the list of items to be manufactured urjer WPB specif icatlons. Vrvrlr I OrK 2074 207S 2060 2060 207ft 2053 2053 2041 2041 2050 2038 2038 2022 2021 2036 21H 2115 2008 5101 2114 2095 2095 2083 2082 2035 Montgomery Ward n N Y Central 13 Int Harvester 77 North Am Aviation Republic Steel 13 Radio ii) 1-4 Socony Vacuum is 1-4 Stndcbakcr 181-1 SS 47 5-8 f, Standard of N J Texas Corp Packard U S Steel t8 3-3 Chicoqo Rv« or.eii hteh low -• ........ ~-. ..^.T v.~.- , Sept. . 105 10514 102y, 103 105 • • • . . . Nazi Defenses Crumble Measure Would Place Postwar Unemployed Under U. S. Control A, HeiniMlcfm-soiiClicrii Democrat coalition Is ready to attack a dc- llon bill which Is expected tho floor of the Semite to- under tlic .sponsorship of Senators Murray of Monliinu and Kllgore of West Virginia. Tho men- sure would place the 'postwar unemployed under Koccniineiit control at weekly benefits ns high as $35. An alternate measure upholding slates rights In establishing unemployment rales nnd .•Unncliirds K tacked by the coalition. The nulhor Is.Senator George of Gcorgln. /As another answer to unemployment, a spokesman for the American Federation ol Lubor urges cn- «Dlmcnt of the Johnson bill to "padlock" surplus goods held by the government [or Ilvo ycurs after ihc .wnr. Congressional circles gave a lukewarm reception lo the British proposal tor the conllnnatton of leiul- lease after tlic defeat of Germany. Most ot the •lawmakers express n "wait ami sec" nlUludc on the subject. The nrlllsh ijay the lidded supplies would enable them to do a better job in the Tactile.--. . < .AStnlc •'it...officials'.'an- nounced thnt n conference on International organisation hns been postponed n week nt the request of the Hovlct government. The Allied planners were scheduled to get lo gether next Monday. Senator Harry Truman gave his farewell address today as spokesman for the Senate's special wnr investigating committee. He said unless Congress continues lo en- Inrge li.s scope of Investlgiillons It Will forfeit n targe portion of the respect and confidence ol the ptopte. John M. Moore Jr. Wounded During Saipan Invasion A niylhcvlllc Marine, Pfc. John M. Moore Jr., who participated In the battle of S.ilprin, wns wounded during the nssaiilt, he wrote recently his parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. J. M Moore Sr. The 21-year-okl I,c.illicmcck revealed that Ids wounds were not serious nnd that he Is recuperating Ir a hospital. Enlisting in the Marine Corps , Moscow, Aug. 7 (U.I'.)—The. N«ssl.s are making mi all-out effort, lo .slop the Knssimi urmie» in their nwcei> toward 'lormany. The most vicious bull lea of Uic Soviet «nminw offensive aro i-cpoi'lod to bo ratfing on the iim>i'0iidies to Knsl Pnmslu, Warwiw and Kriikow in southern I'oluiul. Tlie Qcriiiiiiia hiive hurled bi« reserves of tiinkH, iu- - fan try mid aircraft inlo n do-or-dio battle before East Pnia- ,s wiuie drawing sil .V T , llc fierco fi shlii)B hns slowed Rtmiiui s«liiK from n legislative do- n\\\e& to hundreds of yiinlfi. Soviet dispatches suy the path livelihood to r«. :if advance is littered with German dead, wrecked enemy :anks, and rubble of bombed villages. Apparently, reports that Iho n\is- ing overseas In Jaiiua y. He also ] ™ om , nl . ld "" <™ '.? NOT nartlclnatrf In Lh,. Mnr«h«n Wn.,^ Yugoslavia. Good results are Prlvatc Moore formerly wns n carrier boy for the Courier News and prior lo entering the service was employed at. the Dr. Pcppc. Bottling Co. Transformer Burns Out, Hotel Without Lights Hotel Nolile experienced an almost total "blackout" Saturday night when a transformer at the rear of the hotel burned out at 7 Giwst, 1 ! were guided to their rooms by candle and flashlight, while cn- tcrtnlnmcnl seekers were turned 3 ~ 8 awny from the Blue Room, which did not oi>cn. 'Hie electric refrigeration system nnd motors, along with the lights In the lobby, operate on a different line nnd were not affected by Germans Hurl Tanks, Infantry And Aircraft Into Desperate Attempt To Stop Russian Drive, Late Bulletins NKW YORK, Allj. 7 (ll.l'.)-A severe ftirlliqmike bellcritil centered In Miulherit I'cru wss recorded by Ihc Pordham University seismograph last night. Two ImnbJnrs were recorded. ANKARA, AIIR-. 7 (Il.l'.l—The Turkish government Is reported sumiilliiff out Ihc Aide* mi .1 |>ro- Iiosiil I..V Illllgurla Hut slir will withdraw from the war If the Allies will guarantee her prewar l!KiU frontiers. LONDON, AURA 7' (WJ-Pre- mtcr Stulln announces that ISus.shn troops have, raptured the town of Sanibur In the (>ar- imllilan foothills 43 miles • southwest of STOCKHOLM, Aug. 1 |UP) — Kcltable sources ill Stockholm say a iicw Finnish Government lus licen fo'rmcil with' Aiitll Iliickitll, a coniervallve, ; .\ as prc'inlcr.- lUckzelf wa.f the Flp- "hlali -fin-elfin minister f from I9Wi; to .1038. ' C LONDON, Am. 7 (UI'lrrThe I>NB • news aneriry reports (hut a Turkhh ship sailing . from Conitnnlii, Romania, to Turkey with 250 Jewish refugees has been sunk. All but four aboard arc salil to have perished. months ago, Private Moore trained „ ,™, c U . a 77 h ,f , P ,S S "I. 60 ."T?" In the states 14 months before go- , cc , tllc A( ' rlntlc , 1 °™. U . ° 1 ' ln . slal - t . . _ «.w»w.»*(i« In! nllH nr\ nlflintrl In Mm-llm>-n 7500 Bombers Hit At German Oil Facilities LONDON, Aug. 1 (UP)—American wurplancs nlso struck at Germany's dwindling ol| supply with a two-way blow today. Nearly 'lOOO British-based United Sidles Ixmihcrs hit fuel tanks and dc|x>ls ns well ns bridges and rnll Junctions over a wide 1 area of France. At the same, lime some 500 other bombers swept, up from Hnly to strike nt two synthetic oil plants four miles apart In Oermnn Sllfslii. Tlie Italy-based plnnes also cross- ilnns alimidy Imvo erosscil the Kust Prussian frontier arc without loiin- iillon. Aiillicntlo roiwrh luillcitto i! Red Army troops etlll nrc live lo 10 miles from the border. Bui. the Soviet approach evidently Is causing frnntlr, activity within East Prussia. Seml-ofncliil Nay.l rc- l»rl-i say thai thoustjiuls of Oer- iiian men anil hoys me digging for- tlllcntlims aloliR the frontier. Meanwhile, the battle for Warsaw n))|)ears to liiive teconic n I6e-to- tpe MURgliiB match. UUMlait nnd German nr.Ullory nro pouring slcol ai\d explosives Into each other's lines id close iningc. And great, nil- biil- l\cs aro raging In the skies over the Polish capital. However, the Russians arc reported to have clumped a tliOit siege nrc around the eastern suburb ol fruga. Farther eoutii, the Russian ntl- viinco along tlic north Irank of tlic Vlstulu river toward Krakow nlso has been slowed by hitter aennnti reslstnnce. Russian spearheads nrc some 3B miles from Krakow imd BO.mllcn froni the Ijprdcr of south- era Germany, EMI n'Russian breakthrough • nlong the bqullicru' bank (if 'thf •yisluViftfVrcitbns W'"claffirr a pincers hold on the Polish fortress.- .-. -. ......-.• '• :.• i In the foothills ot tho.Carpathian ihouiiliilns, another Russian' army Is driving toward Czccllo'slovnkla, alter capturing Drohubyciv the big Polish-oil center. '. • . '.' While the Russian armies sweep ncioss Poland, .in agreumcnt may be reached on a govenunent lo admln Isier, the liberated tpirltory. Representatives of the Polish ex- llo government In' London and the Sovlcl-recognl'icd Polish Committee ot National Liberation have scheduled a second conference today In Moscow. Observers believe the fact thai the leaders o( the two rival Governments arc roectlng ngaln Is rriison to hope for r.imc settlement of their dlllerciicci. In Northern ported from the lUly-bascd. raid The British-bused fleet of 1000 bombers nnd 500 fighters split up Into small task forces of a few squadrons each for Its day's work. Tlie planes hit fuel dumps hidden In French forcst.s, bridges ant! rat In the Amiens region. cither raid were available this afternoon. However, It has been revealed Hint not a single plnnc was lost in yesterday's American shut lie rnld Irom northwest of the Baltic Gdynia. It was the 20lh In which American bases In Russia. plant 10 miles port of 3pcration had used Agents Promise 'Clean' Election Watch On 'Hot Spots' Planned To Prevent Illegal Activities LITTLE HOCK, Aug. 7 (UP) — A clew of federal agents Is going to watch the voting in Arkansas' run-off primary tomorrow. -Chief Investigator George J. , -.-. ----- -•••="• -..« ..... shllltto of the Senate Campaign .unctions cnst and northeast of Expenditures Investigating Com- I nrls. soiitlicnsl of Bordeaux and ln |ttee says the federal agents will In Ilin Amlm*c ,-nnl.Mi . .... . nrrlve today to keep a sharp eye • "..,. . nrnve loony 10 Keep a snarp eye No figures on Allied losses for on voting activities Iliraiighout the [ll/*r rntrl wjf*Tt* nunlmmn Ilitr- nt _ _._._ .....__ - . ^, .,,,, . ,. the burned-out transformer, power was restrocd about o'clock. Th IMS Chicane Wh«o* open high low close Sept, . 155',S 155% 153',S 153->1 155 . . , , . , , Dec. . 1065i lOOTi 104 « 104',i I07H Dec. . 155 155 153« 153M 15514 Rites At Lcachville LEAOI1VILLE. Aug. 7.— Services for Mrs. Tcnnic 51ms. 68, who riled Thursday at her home near here, held Saturday. She leaves her husband, J. T. Sims, a daughter, Mrs. Addle Johnson of nrookland; three sons, Ihurmnn Sims, Tliebcrt and Qra- hnm Rims, all of Lenchvillc; a brothct, J. N. Norton of Paragould; two sisters. Mrs. P. R. Truce and Mrs. Ora Jackson of Paragould. New Note In Political Rallies - Wrestling A ntv wrinkle in political rallies will be tried on Mississippi County residents at the fairgrounds at Walker Park here tonight when Dwieht Blacfcwood of Osceola. candidate for county Judge, will be the principal speaker. A wrestling program will be offered free of charge in order to swell Attendance so that Mr. Blackwood and various other candidates rrlay have an opportunity to get their messages ilble on the eve of another red-hot county election. The performers all are professionals who show their wares locally under the wing of Promoter Mike Meroncy and the free show at the fairgrounds will take the place of this week's regular Monday night program at the American Legion arena on North Second street. Thus, mat fans won't have to pay for this one. All they have upponuniiy 10 gci ineir messages 10 pay lor mis one. All tney have across to as many people us i>o5-1 to do Is appear at tlie rally, listen to B few political talks and then settle down to the matter of a little rougher entcrtalnmc,ntr-lf the political gome Is not rough enough. At any rate, It will be a big night with no holds barred on the speakers' plnltorm but with certain restrictions necessary In the ring. . "Doc" Dean will act as master of stale tomorrow. As Shllllto, "they nr c going to sec thai, the stale MJIS a clean run-off primary election." Sblllllo says the agents will cov- • alj nlleged "hot spots" In the state. The investigators \vlll be sta- lloneri In Gitrlruyl, Jackson. Desha. Monroe. St. Francis, Crlttendeo. Phillips, white, Yell and other al- Icpcd "hot" countries. ; This Is what the chief Investigator said In explaining the action: "Inasmuch as the fact has been subflantialcd that three candidates tor U. S. Senator have spent close lo JsdO.OOO al.rcady. the committee felt that action should be taken. It has been reported that certain things ot an unethical nature occurred In the first primary. It Is part of the special committee's business lo see that they do not occur acaln and that Tuesday's primary Is clean." ' Shillllo also reveals, that the fcnalc committee Is, as he, "up in arms at the manner In which the Hatch Act's limit on campaten expenditures has been violated." The limit was set at $23,000 per candidate. . In their Investigation to see thali ho fraudulent voting occurs. Shll- llto says his agents will Jump from one precinct 16 another without notice. The chjjf Investigator says he expects to compile reports of expenditures "within S4 hours after the British, Yanks Crack Both Ends' Of German Line; Americans Converge On Communications > Center Of Le Mans : BOM,E,T1N AMERICAN FIRST ARMY"' HEADQUARTERS, France, Aug. "I -(UP)— American ([Oops driv- Jnc toward t-e Maria are trying to heat offv'lh'e 1 'fiercest Nail ' cnmitcr-aiUck •'«( the entire ,trench camp»ln,' ' - ' The (ierman drive penetrated nearly three miles into th£ ' American lines, The deepest' thrust «HS toward (lie towns ol C'herencei and 1 I<s Rn<«e. How- • ever, (he penetration IB being absorbed, and^a I'fttdquarlrs spoktsman says;,the heaviest losses.are belnjf Inflicted on the fiicni) 1 . LONDON, Avig 7 (UP)-Ailled armies' huve broken through two Oermnn defense lines In a great coordinated drive (ov,ard Paris In Hie north, veteran British units have crossed the Ornc rlvci below Oiicn In \vlmt n spokesman calls a 'major threat" to the icar of the Clcrmnn lines In that area. In the south American moUiilzed forces have pushed acioss the Ma- ycnno river to within 130 miles of the French capital 'iltc Americans now arc convening on the big communications center of Le Man? m miles southwest .of Paris.*' T|ms, .both end's of the German line are crumbling before the combined British and Amoilcnu drives Unconfirmed reports reaching Ian- don say the Na/.ls have shifted their •ndmlnfotji^lve* office* • from *Phrfs to Nanr-.y *ncar thc^Franco-Gcrman boKlbr. Other,report* reaching Switzerland say Pierre Laval's miltling government Is moving fiom Vichy lo Vlttel, 4o miles south of Nancy . Citen-Tliiiry Highway Cut The (British surged across the Orne rlvpl- during the night Uo mllcii north of Thury Harcourt, nnd they continued on nearly two miles to cut the highway from Caen lir Thury. The entire Canadian army is snld to have gone Into action in that sector Front reports say the British have mortd strong anti-tank support ncross the Ornc to meet the threat of. a German -counter-attack, correspondents in' the line say the entire .right flunk of the Nazi lines guarding Pnrls is endangered by'the new thrust United Press war correspondent Robert Miller, who Is with the American army, reports that the "showdown buttle" that may decide the fate of France and possibly of the entire European war appears to bs "only a matter of days away" * Tlie Americans have turned the jncrrty retreat Into a headlong night on Some sectors. They are driving on the vollfcy of th« Lbjre "like a Kansas lornado."..'.'.''. : • Tills Is how Miller describes thft filiation: -' •• Crisis For Germany "If the drive toward Paris con- tlnwa the Germans must throw In everything they, have loft to stop us. And if thoy'arc unsuccessful, they must, write France and possibly the whole war off the books." The Americans arc driving hard fo>. Lc Mans, In the developing of- Icnslve toward Paris. Six spearheads arc cutting the German left llnnk to shreds. American tanks are speeding forward on a'50-mile front -Giving the Nazis no time to reorganize for a new stand. Headquat- lers observers believe that only the arrival of fresh troops could prevent Ihc Americans from breaking through the,Sarthe river line, running through Le Mans only 100 miles from Paris. Meanwhile, other American troops are cleaning out the Brittany peninsula. They've hilled or captured 17.00G of the Zo.OOO Nazi troops defending the vast peninsula. Its great IftrU of Brest, St,'Naznire, and Lo- rlent are expected to tall nt any time. Latest towns to fall are Brieuc on the northern coast near besieged St. Malo, and Auray, southeast of Lorlent. . The weather lii France Is good and tilt-ground forces are getting strong nipport from airplanes. N.O. Cotton ' " : open high low close Mar. ., 2077 2078 2065 2066 2077 May . 2053' 2060 2045 2047 2059 July , 2040 2043 2024 2026 2042 Oct. . 2111 2119 2102 .210« 2117 Dec. , 2039 2099 2084 2086 2097 8:30 o'clock. tee of senators departs from LlYle Rock to conduct public heatings. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy, this afternoon, tonight and.' Tuesday. Scattered Ihundershowers in nor\i- west portion this afternoon and lo- nlghi,

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