The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 9, 1944 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 9, 1944
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S.v. W«le Pope,/ It is valuable to tf,, W« tthrtl Watch f Ah popo, for Collection Dates/ BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl DOMINANT NIWBPAPKB OP NOSTH1ABT ARKANSAS AKD BOtmmAfn- ut^r™, """^ ' f K -' VOL. XLI—NO. 121 Blythavtlta Dallj New Blythertlle Courier Fulbright Is Winner In Race For Senate; Millwee Leads Aulen LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 9 (U.P}—Coiifrressman J W Fulbright of FaycUcville, (he author of the famous "Lasting Peace Resolution," appears to he the Democratic nominee for Senator from Arkansas. Unofficial returns from 1700 precincts out of the state's 2100 give Fulbright a' 20,771 vote lead over Governor Homer M. Adkins Acikms has already conceded to Fulbright. I I tint Mrf-'I'J I ivi( i n>»,. ^! nil •». _ _". In the race for associate Justice* of the Arkansas Supreme Court, Circuit Judge Minor W. Millwee of DeQuceii seems to be the winner. Unofficial returns from 1700 precincts give Millwee a 15,000 vote lead over circuit Jnd B e Lawrence C. Ant«n of Little Rock. Millwee has polled some 80000 votes against Auten's 65,000. And in (lie race for Democratic National Committeewoman, Mrs. .rack Carues of Camdcn appears to have defeated the Incumbent, Mrs. E. W. Frost of Fayettovflle. Unofficial returns give Mrs. Carncs 75,000 votes and Mrs. Frost G2000 votes. Adkins Bows Out 20. Governor Adkins concerted his *v;,c!efeat just before midnight. This Is what Adkins said In bowing out of the race: "I concerto the election ol Mr. Fulbright. i trust |,e will make a Rood senator. There is not any bitterness or malice in my heart. "I nm dccpl- grateful for the many loyal friends who Imve assisted me wholeheartedly in my campaign nnd I shnlj ever be grateful. "I shnll continue (o try (o give of my time, energy nnr! thought to the tilings that are worthwhile." And in his letter of congratulations to Fulbright the governor said: ' "Congratulations on your election, which I concede. My services arc always available for the good of Arkansas, and you may call upon me In any respect of service. I may be Fulbright - - issued this statement after lie received, notice that Adkins had .conceded: '.'• •''', ' T ' "It is 'ftith deep; hitirnillty' that : -1 - .-;..-.•.*.«„.v.., -.3-v.v«,j.\^i>.«£yjytt.u y'UW' .'!S being your United States senator during the next six years:,! recognize; that this is a position of the greatest Importance to you and lo your children.''!'only hope lliat I 'nay have the ability nnd the com- .11011 sense to justify the confidence you have shown in me." Thus ended one of the bitterest senatorial campaigns in the history of Arkansas. Ben Laney, Camdcn businessman who won nomination for governor with the withdrawal of J. Bryan Sims two weeks ago, five other candidates for slate offices and four of the stale's seven congressmen wh owere unopposed were formal- lv nominated yesterday. The Senate Campaign Expenditures Committee's chief Investigator—George J. Shillito, says reports of elecllbn irregularities in four Arkansas communities reached his office yesterday. .Shlllllo says the reports came from Elaine, Phillips county, Beebe. White county; Morrllton, Con- Tray county, and Danville, Yell reports. The chief — v ...w. investigator's staff kept nn eye on balloting throughout the slate during the day. And he says a full report on their work -. will probably, be made to Ihe com-, mittec by the end of the week. ThV Hale Apparently New Prosecutor Unofficial Figures Show Marion Lawyer Ahead By 173 Votes Victory for James C. Hale of Marlon In the prosecuting allor ncy's race seemed assured at 1 o'clock today as he led Marcus Flctz, of Jonesboro, with a margin of 173 votes, according lo unofficial ^tabulation from the seven counties in the district, with at least 105 votes still unreportcd. Hale amassed 12,453 votes to 12,280 votes for Fietz, the incumbent. Hale carried Mississippi, Poinsett, Cross. Clay and Crittenden counties, while Fictn carried his home county of Cralghcad and also Greene county. In Mississippi County, voters gn vc Hale 3,57.1 votes, and Fietz 2,969; Potnsett county, Hale, 2.021, nnd Fietz, 974; Cross County. Hale, 852. Fietz, 805; Cralghead, Hale, 2,100, Pietz, 4,772; Greene County gave Hale 1,692, nnd Fietz 1.73G; Clay County, Hale 1.105 to Fietz' 743, and in Crittenden, Hale received 1,105, and Fietz, 281. .Two precincts, Pnwhecn and Laney's Gin; in Mississippi' County, and about-. 20 absentee ballots in Poinsett County .were•• but.,at 1:30 o'clock. " The : votes from these ^ources,xere'estimated -at around 200, but they,-were- not" "expected to change the result. ; While rumors were going the rounds today as to who. would be appointed deputy prosecuting attorney for the Chlckasawba district of this county, Mr. Hale told the Courier News this morning that he did not expect to make any appointments for the next 60 or 90 days. Philadelphia Strike Probe Is Broadened By United Press The Grand Jury investigation of the Philadelphia transit strike is being broadened to include possible national angles. ••-•' .- •" , • ""•••""-. ".. Federal Judge Ocorce A Wi>Hh r CP °n±' lnvcsllgators " lu checkthe ^'«rned the j/rors that p.Vnbhmen? report Include findings con- -cernlng campaign expenditures nnd election Irregularities. Pemiscot Farmer Dies Here Today W. V. Grcenwell, 50, Dies At Blyfheville Following Operation CAROTHF.RSVILLE. Mo., Aug. 9 —W. V. Grcenwell. farmer, died at 7:30 o'clock this morning at Walls Hospital in Blylheville from complt- catioas following an appendectomy In ill health tor several years, Mr. Greenwell was 50. He was born in Uniontovin. ky., and came to Caruthersville when s boy. He had farmed near Caruth- cr.sville most of his life. He leaves his wife; four daughters. Mrs. Wanda Druce and Miss Annie Greenwell, both of Carulh- ersville, and Mrs. Mary Alice jicounce and Mrs. Geneva Ballard, ,Wth of Flint, Mich., two sisters, Airs. Lavonia Latlmer and Mrs. Agnes Johnson of Caruthersville; two brothers, Clayborn Grcenwell nnd Sullivan Grcenwell of Caruthersville. Funeral services will be held at the Sacret Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. r. J. Doyle, oflicial- in?. Arrangements were Incomplete this morning. Chicago Wheat open high low close Sept. . 154 154« 153V, 153S 154 Dec. . 154S 154S 15314 15416 154',i Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Thursday. of the ostensible leaders of the slx- tfoy strike was only one part o their duty. He polnled out the re silted reason for the walkout, rac- Jan Intolerance. Is so far-flung 1 significance it even can detcrmtn. the outcome of the November election's . Accordingly, Welsh ordered .... jury to Investigate every possible reason behind the strike, carryln that investigation as far back a» three ycnr.s in a .study nf the corporate structure of the Philadclphii Transportation Company. The strike started when Ihe PTC upgraded eight Negro employes In nn operator-training program. All operating employes of the company immediately walked out. Meanwhile, the Army, now 1 charge of PTC facilities, has an nounccd it was resuming the train Ing program for both Negro and white operators. But at Los Angeles, white ,;...- ployes of the Los Angeles railway corporation are reported determined to Quit, Ibeir jobs if Negro op cralors are hired, In other labor disputes scattered through the nation, government agencies still arc studying n strike of an estimated 50,000 Midwest truck (jJlvcrs and freight handlers without Issuing a presidential order to seize molor freight lines, strike is attributed to refusal truck line operators to recognize .* wage Increase orderd by the War Labor Board. At Detroit, a new strike stopped bomber ball turret production al the Briggs Manufacturing plant, and 7000 other workers defied regional WLB orders to resume armament output at five General Motors plants. HLYT11KV1L1.E. ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 9, 1044 Blytheville Heraia Mississippi Valley Leader Collaborator Treated Rough German Collaborator Is made lo kuect and "shout his pralso" lo, riuvlii)! rir,^-. n • .... .... . *« i «••>%*» vi - - - .- .-.. v ^. «un onutu IH.S in a iso lui Churchill, DC Gutille ami the Allies. (NEA plmlo for War Pool via Army Rndlo-Tclephoto.) Jackson, Green, Fleeman and Miss Purtle Win County Races bid for * MM 01 OSCC0 ."' T" '" s Thcv wcrc W - ''• .."'A'. .' c - clc ^ lon aii shc r'ir. Ro- one; Miss Alcnc Word of Osccola, piist two nnd j. LCC Ijcardcn,, 'or Lcnchvlllc, post three. ' Hale Jnckson of Osceoln won his )id for re-election as sheriff, Roland Green iigiiln was elected county, nnd probate judge, Miss Delia Purtle won an overwhelming victory lor treasurer, and in tlic closest race in Uie county,'E. C. Fleeman was elected representative, post four, in yesterday's primary election, unofficial tabulations from 53 out of lhc county's 55 precincts revealed this morning. .Mr. Jackson amassed 3,770 voles while W. w. "Buddy" Watson received 2,897 voles. Roland. Green, who received nwrc than twice as many votes ns his opponent, Dwight Blackwood ol OSCF-- ola, won 4,465 votes, while Blnck- wtiod trailed witli 2,134. In the treasurer's race, voters gave; Miss Delia Purtle -4.801 votes to R. B. ."Skeet" Stout's\719 'v.otci' E. C. Fleeman of Manila will represent Mississippi County in the Arkansas leg'islnture, defeating Lucien Coleman, who was, seeking re-election to post four. Fleeman received 3,361 votes, whole Coleman received 2,198. Re-elected .without opposition as justice of the peace were B. B. Akin Byron Morse and ,P. E. Cooley. Arch Llndscy also without an opponent was re-filected constable. Other countv officers who were unopposed were Doyl c Henderson elected tax assessor; Harvey Morns, re-elected coiinly court clerk; 1. W. Potlcr of Osceoln re-clcclcd coiuaj. and probate court clerk, ami Ihrec rcpresenlatives, were re-elected without opposition. Flood Control Hearing • Scheduled At Jonesboro LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 0 (U.P.)— Colonel O. w. Miller, district-engineer of the U. E. Engineers Office at Memphis, will hold n public hearing on floor ranlrol systems at Jonesboro Aug. 31. • The hearing is being held to' determine whether flood control; sys'J tenis on the Cache river and bayofi De View should be improved or-''not' Cotton Condition. Low'r-i-?', ' LITTLE .ROCK,"; Aug. ' 9 .n on Aug. 1 was the lowest on that date since 1934. An Arknnsns cotton crop of ! - the dry spell. Chicago Rye Sept. Dec. low open high . . 103?; 101% ]03« 104% 103K 10-P.i 105!', 104',t 104", 10't Chinese Refuse To Quit Battle For Rail Center Stubborn Defenders Clirtg To Positions Within Hcngyang Ity (Inttfil iVrss Stubborn Chinese units apparent- Jy still nro cllnfiliiK (o their key rnll- I'tiinl city ot Ilcngynnu Junnn claims lo Imvc captured Thri ra" hub. nut Iho Chinese renlrnl news Hfienc.y lells ot Japanese mill, Icrv pouiHlltiK Chinese poslllons Inside (lie town yesterday, thus refilling the enemy report Unit the city fell on Monday. Still, china's hold on llcngynnr; Is insecure nl best. One ChtingktiiK niilllni-y source says radio communications will, the city Imvc lieen out Jlncc yesleiday, Although tlic Japs may he win- mug Ihn battle of llcngynng llio ' " cannot be sum about any ot oilier bailies. On Olilmt's comolJdnliiig ilieli- posltlon^'his'ld!! lire ancient wall around Tcnpcliuim Amcrtam H(h Air Force filers ma diipportlnu the Clilncse. And. In addition, they Imve scored direct hlls on an 1B.OOO ton Italian liner undcr- -iliiK repairs In Shanghai hnrbor. Incidentally, llio chief of stair [o General Arnold has finished n Ihrce- tlny Inspection of Htli Air Force bases In rjhlim. The offlcliil. Lieut pen, Barney Giles, says HciiByniiR'a fall won't affect the work of the unit. Says he: "Even ir the Japanese succeed In taking nil iif u, e Canton-lo-Ilan- kow railroad, the Mth Air Force will mnkc It very expensive to oi>- cratc." Incidentally, Japan's latest prim ivlimliij; slogan Is "ikl. wake, konkl sooekkl." u Wils picked Irani over 176.000 slogans submitted In a contest and means: their other Vunimn "Spirit, harmony, stamina, action," total Polish Airmen Want To Fight Inside Warsaw ' Bryan RSr^Dr.^IS.iJ^lK ^"vf^W^" 1 ^^ condition of Arkansas coiton on r tiltloncti tn Ensland, nrc nppenllng Aug. 1 wasthelo^r™?,"^,,^ for pcnnLsslcmlo join the hml- Industrial city of Stuttgart drew a major part of Ihc lumbers'- at- July 20 and 28 when rains broke SINGLB COPIES FIVE CENTS Americans Less Than 87 Miles From Paris, Nazi Report Says; 2000 Warplanes Pound Europe Fly From Italy And Britain To Deal New Blows Unfavorable Weather Fails To Keep Fliers From Putting On Show LONDON. AUn, [1 CD.P.)—'Hie m u rieiifiu, uie Ames IUIVR nrtod Allies put on n display «f air power tho plan del-many used lo drive over Europe today reminiscent of them out ot France l» IDJO lo he days Just before the landlivfis drive Clcrmnny out ot Frnncc In 111 [wivriliknrlu . intA In Nornmndy, Ignoring l)i\d weather, soino 2,000 '- - . ° o - H...V.H.,, nyjnu £,guy J iiu IH1ILIILI.I lOIIOWn fi[l[lU'UL Amcriciin win-planes loft their bases through. Tlic Allies swiftly brcndi- In England nnd llaly to rock Hit - J "- '" " )«•'« Europe'from stem to stern. Had weather wasn't (Hfflenlly Hint Hie bin Iviiulicr's and escorting fighter planes over ed the Atlantic Wall, which tho Ihc only Na/.ls built with • o .-n-..^. J.M..IV.I uvi'i - ". * i^.kon HLUiit;j, tiniio. For In some arcus Oornmu Qcrrnimy, In 1040, fighter planes rose In a stable ' ' ' ' number lo challenge the American foniinllniui. In one. nrcn- n fleet of 750 British-based licnvy bombers, escorted by tho snme number of flKhlers. encountered nt leusl one hundred slnglc-ciiBlne Nay.t flcht- frs. The ensuing battle ranged from four mlle.s above shell-lorn Europe to nn nllllmle of Ircc-lop level. A number of lhc enomy planes were bliistwl from the skies nt no csot to the Americans, Hut Gcnniui fighter resistance Is no longer an Important, factor In the opinion of Air Chief Marshal Sir Trnfford I/jlRli-Matlory. He told a press conference today Hint the Allies may Imvc fought lliclr last big nlr hnltlc over western Europe. The Allied nlr commander snld he doubted thnt Hitler's alr- will be ntilo to make a cjimc- biick. He revealed ' . llmt 182ft enemy plnncs had' been : -destroyed In the battle' area alomrslhre the Allies dKcmhnrkcrl "In* Norniandy, ' " ; Today's 1% Allied air blow wti? directed nt n number of vital Ger' ,„ , _ „ ," , '•• •• *••" """<- UIICUI.IMI lit H ni moor Of vital Orr!»Tn^ w±:T" f01 ' CCS n «" 1 - =.'•'^.•n.-allway.M^, On the Bailie front today Rus slan soldiers nrc pushing throng swamps and forests on the up preaches lo Riga, Lulvln. The Rus close slans nrc encountering fierce Or '"* v """ man comitcr-nttncks, one every hv hours How MississippTCoimtjr Voted Yesterday £.'„..„! T. / f ^\ ~~"^™^^™^""™™^™™^^"^^"* — "^^^^™^»«"««««l^^™^«—^— Livestock ST. LOUIS, Aug. 3 <UP) — Hog receipts 9,500 head, with 6,500 salable. Top price pounds $14.70. $14.70. 150-240 Cattle 6,000 head wllh 4,500 salable. Calves 2,000 all salable. Cows 8.50-M.OO. canners and cutters 6.50-8.00. Slaughter steers 10.0017.50; slaughter heifers 8.50-17.00. Stocker and feeder steers 7.50-13.00. Krozcn Foods . Yarbro Number Nine . Promised Land Frazier West Ridge .. Hatcher . Rtownli . ' Lnncy's Gin ".'. Stillninn Linncy - Ploodwny Bowman . Mllligan Eldgc Manila, Box 1 Manila, Box 2 Shady Grove Brown Sclioo! Lost Cane Rocky Home Gin Hickinan - 10 & 8 Huffman Hoseland Dnll . Lcncliville, Box I I«achville, Box 2 Nodcna . Wilson . Hoynton Pawhccu Box Elder Whltton . Pecan Point Frenchman's Bayou 2951 35691 3353 2185| 127 4451) 3762 2893] 4780 17IE Italian May Be Leading Nazis Unconfirmed Report Says Graziani Has Taken Command By Hulled Press . If nrlilsh rcporLs arc true. Qer- man Iroops In Italy actually are fighting under an Italian commander. The British radio's European service quotes unconfirmed reports from the Italian front ns saying that Oerman Field Marshal Albert Kcs- sclring has been seriously wounded. Itallnn Marshal Rndolfo Ornylnni is said to Imve taken cOnnnnnd. This Is nn nbout-fnce from the ronns wcuoing i-'rnncc. Kvcry one o usual procedure In which satellite the five main French rail system ffflnorni*: ntu/nvc c**rwn H>N^»» n._ >»».,„_ i_i_ *»._ _n_. i_L.._H.. generals always servo under command of a German. tho As for the lighting In Italy, Brit- by a single bclt'linc. , - ish troops have gained in the bat- , activity still Is limited lo patrol thrusts. Doth sides apparently arc reluctant historic monuments. Across the Adriatic, Marshal Tito' New York Cotton Mar. . 2069 2075 2065 2074 2067 May . 2050 2051 2045 2051 July . 2030 2035 2028 2034 Oct. . 2111 211V 2107 2116 Dec. . 2091. 2098 2089 2097 2047 2026 2107 2087 N. O. Cotton 2074 2054 2060 2070 2070 2059 2052 2059 2033 2037 2032 2115 2110 2111 2097 2088 2091 20T.7 204D 2037 2029 2117 2108 2098 2090 Mar. •lay July Oct. Dec. ^Jew York Stocks \ T & T I6J !. 4 Anier Tobacco 701-4 Anaconda Copper 25 3-i Beth Steel 60 1-2 Chrysler 89 1-8 Gen Electric 38 3-8 Gen Motors gi 3.4 fontgomcry Ward 46 7-8 nt Harvester 77 j_g Standard of N J 55 1-8 ""exns Corp 43 WAR ANAI,YBIF« Old Pattern Seen In Drive For France < Rj .UMf.H IIARFXR Wnltrd Prtft guff Wrtler The second but lie for Fnmce Is tasl turnliln Inlo a carbon copy of ho first, 1" n sense, the Allies hnvn lifted 1044. 'llio parallel follows strnl|;ht :iO, million dolliirs of French money. Canadians Also Swinging Along At Speedy Pace Yanks Seize Le Mans Than Dash 20 Miles Nearer Capital ' ' LONDON. AUK. 0 (UP) — Tvio powerful Allied columns, anoAmei- tatn, tlic other Canadian, were rac- liil! toward PR,|, today with the Americans momentarily In the lead. The Yanks, singling beyond cap- mod Lc Mnni v.111, the last major river bairlci behind them, die tlrlvjim nlon(j (he broad French national highway connecting Paris with Ilrltlany , Tlierc was no l«tc official Allied \""rd nn.jusl ho» far the Anie'rl- can.1 Jinvo puihed beyond la Mans. Jill, llio Hoilln ladlo Imi, .rcpoilcd li'nt IK Vaults now arc le^s than 11.7 miles from Paris. If iruc, that would plate the Amrrlcjui armored columns some 20 miles beyond Lc Mans. ,.• , Morcovci, HID Na?l DNB nms nwticy rcpoils Hint the Americans also arc thiusling kouthweslwnrd irnin Lo Mans, hendlng backward, so to spenk townrtl Ilin major rail find rend Junction of Anger In the Loire; vallcv On the Canadian sector, Dominion troops have, advanced ..<ome 15 miles below Oncn In Normandy, and nave smashed Throk The first and second Na/l defense lines In this Doctor. A late dispatch from United Press war correspondent Ronald Olark fays Clcrnran resistance below Caen Is cracking under tlic blows of thoiCnnndlun First Army. > nelilmr lhcs-> twin drives 'aimed lowiu-,1 Parls.ahc American' clean- lip, of.the Breton' peninsula Is con- •y-Affrrt/>j)hT>RdquitT 16f f spokes- innn said the,'American'! riow arc attacking .; the .'oilier defenses of nrcsUthc big iron nl. the tip of the peninsula—niter the Nn/l garrison rejected nn ultimatum to surrender. ;Tho spokesman, says n riel-mnn .Lleiiteiiiint Gqneral Karl Spang, - In pominuYid of ll)e i Etilih .Vital Infantry division on the Brest front, has been captured , And enemy resistance Is leported lo. be cpntlnu'lri; nroiiiid 'the' Breton porls-of Lorlent and-St. Malo— In spite of carman hints yesterday Hint' Lorlent had fallen. ' Returning to the American, drive lownrd Paris, United Press wnf cpr- resjwnrtciit Henry Oorrell ivr'llas a vivid description of' Ihe '. inarch <•'"— what ho calls tiio lilglrivay lo vlclpfy. ... - - - , OorreUrinlollne.'i his dispatch ."on Hie road lo Paris.". And he says thai nnine— Pnrls—fa In (he n lr. You con fed It. And you cnii hear It. Von sec It on (he signposts at the road Intersections. ..'..,•..":-,,. And somehow, the • Americans pushing'that ro^d—watching' Iho sign posts' coming up In. front, then disappearing (o the rear — somehow' the Yanks .know' that they're marching the road to victory.- • ... .'* _-. • He quotes one American soldier^— Private Wavne' 1 Redden,, who halls from Purls In Tennessee who seems to reflect the spirit of all Hip men In tlii- line. Say.'; Redden—'''You ran tell the folks back hi Paris. moves'Mt'o'thc city'. V Aciiia'llyrnonc ?"}":•' lt '?,K 1 '" 1 . PW-sonnlly .willing runs throiiBh It, but all arc linked ? bet *' c " b . K '"„ Par!s . .Franpc v In t... - _i^^t. »__,. ,,.__ tile next, 10 flavR. lll'rncd Iho (not MIIC, Infill ivltli (ifl million dollnrs—also out Of llio French till.. The Qcrnmns KWnni; a powerful rlljlit flanii In a gliuil circle Dim Uolglmn and Ilol- liincl nnd clown • l »'»«s Harjier Into iioilhcrn France to flank Pnrls. The Allies iirn nwliiglng Ihclr American right flank down through Brlltauy In u loop which may flank Paris again, Forly : flve days atlcr the Ocr 7 mans broke Into Tnnk Country In 10-10, Franco surrcndRicd. The Allies broke Into! 'I'nnk Country is days ago, 8moqtlj, : roollng green fields,; criss-crossed 'by excellent, national lilghwftys, stretch from Normniidy, Brittany and along the Loire river valley ^o Paris, ,an 1040,- the Gcrmai)s iade(l tho „ - - columns which chSppbd tho 'riaflon . Into Id linfallcl corridors. Today, American forces arc moving eastward toward Pnrls .' in six columns, while a - Canadian spearhead thrusts toward tho capital from the northwest. M»y Defend Purls But the parallel soon May break down. The French refused to. defend Paris In 1010, hut the Germans may turn It Into n battlefield In 1044. Seventy-three .years nyo, the Germans besieged Pnrls for months. Soon, the city may Ijo bc- slcgetl again, hut with Iho Germans on the receiving end. Before Frnncc fell, Generalissimo Mnxlmc Wcygand said that nny army will) a hundred bombers and a thousand tanks could Inkr, Paris In 124 hours. Hut ho added Hint 11 woiild destroy tlic city de- fore capturing It. The same formula probably holds _j<xl today. Certainly, the Allies have the required tanks and planes. And certainly the Germans havo n reason for defending the city. By pulling 'up a strong flglit for ParLs they could cover the withdrawal of troops In Normnndy which might be out-flanked by the swift American push from the liase of the Brittany Peninsula. On top of that. Paris literally Is the hub of the 20,000 miles of rall- ronds webbing France. Every one of . Of course, American Iroops may inn nuv>» nave Kainca m DID bnt- W course, American Iroops inny tie of Florence by capturing a height well pry Ihc Germans nut of Paris cast of Ihe city. Hut In u, c nticlent by skillfully oiil-flunking It. Tims renaissance scclor of Florence, nc- IL w " s Hint they forced them out of fiome without turning It into « battlefield. If the Germans find • '\,i-ii ojuu.i *i|/|Jiii uiniy ,u (• reiUCinnt, 'itH-Mlliit-ui. u mi; \.i^Miutll^ 11IUI lo starl a pitched Imttle nmld Its " lat " 1C c 'ty '•' In dancer of being lll.ll. nil. v,lby l.> III ll.\ll^cl |,L ULIIIIJ encircled Ilicy may well get out of .,,. ,,i ">., tvn.i.-jimi inos low" lo keep from being encircled Yugoslav Partisans have cnl one of *"•'' "•• llio most Important German-held %> highways In Serbia. A , guerrilla ,.,-..- communimie also reveals that the should happen soon. Washington Partisans Imvc laimclied attacks "on experts say the Gcrm.ii» npparenl- consldcrnblc scale" against, Gcrmnn- ly have no substantial force block- licld Islands In the Adriatic. '"" "' " "' ' . No Bljt Harriers Ahcur Bui. whatever happens lo Parl.> U a Steel 69 3-8 !rom the city' Sill) the swift American >,!. soon may slow or stall. Allied con* niunlcntion lines arc lengthening fast. Supplies sllll must be moved through Cherbourg or over original coastal beaches a 114'-along the precarious coastal corridor of Avranchcs. Even after Ihe Brittany ports are captured, time will be required to repair Inevitable German demolitions. The Nazis are evacuating some 10 divisions from Southwest France. And they have around 20 unused divisions west of the Seine river. Thus, they sllll may muster sufficient men for a powerful coun- thc next 10 days." f Flames Destroy Part of Village; Posfoffice and Other Buildings At Everton Burned Last Night HARRISON. Ark., Aug. 9 <UP>— l.uunuy, IIIU /IIIU^I ICiULS HIC JKCLII «"">n« \ji tiillllovll I ul,, ULLI iv no large natural barriers now e( * by f * rl >> :hnt they've put Sarth river behind .T>e tire of undetcrmin ....... wa s discovered at 11 last night. In By capturing Lc Mans thoy gain- a room adjoinin; the posloffice ed control of 14 major hlohways where votes had been cast (luring nnd n secondary roads radiating lhc day. The flames soon -were from Ihn cltv' beyond control and ttcstrovpri mnnv beyond control and destroyed many drive of 'ht towns buildings, including Ihe post office. Combined losses ter-offensive. However, for the rroment, the 1944 battle of France ts looking more and more like Uie 1940 battle of France. Except .that the Germans have reversed their role. . arc eslmatcd at $20,000. Postmaster W. D. Tramtnell says some late mall and rural route deliveries were destroyed, -.but .valuable records and papers were iri a fircprolf vault and unharmed. A call was sent lo Harrison for help in fighting the blaze, bill Harrison city regulations forbid . the city's fire equipment from leaving city limits. Everton has no water except wells and a creek flowing near the town Half, of .the town's business src- tlon was destroyed by fire in December, 1942. Only fno small grocery sl6r.cs now remain In the town —which ..has a population of 300- The ., American Legion J'WBS organized In Paris in 1915,

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