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Save Waste Paper! It is valuable to f he War EHortl Watch this paper for Collection Dates! BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ™ DOMINANT NKSPA T '^"^ ^"^ DOMINANT NKWSPAP1R Of NOKTHBA8T ARKANSAS AMD BODTHKAOT M188OURI VOL. XLI—NO. 123 Blythevllle DtOj N«wi BlythertJK Courier ym» H«r»W lppi VMl«y Le*d«r 'Berlin Reports German Retreat From Florence Don't Want Allies To Destroy Italian City, Nazi Broadcast Says LONDON, Aug. 11 (UP)—Berlin says the Germans are evacuating Florence. The British radio quotes tile Nn/ls as saying they're pulling out of "the whole of the city", as Berlin phrases It, "to deprive the Allies of any excuse lo destroy the city systematically." i The London radio had tills to say about Ihe report: | "Berlin ignores the fact that the' only shells that, hnve fallen In' Florence, and there have been plenty of them, have been from German guns. Allied guns have not answered." The latest Allied report from Home makes no mention of Ihc Germans withdrawing from Florence. However, front dispatches report heavy explosions accompanied by great flashes In the Nazi-held quarter. This may Indicate that the Germans arc demolishing buildings In lite hope of blocking roads against a British drive across the Arno river. On Ihc Adriatic side of the front, oilier Eighth Army troops have Blunged forward two miles on a J six mile front to capture hills dominating the Cesano valley. They've also occupied three key rail nnd highway towns. BLYTHEV1LLE, ARKANSAS, TODAY. AUGUST J], 1<J-M First Bale Will Be Later Than Last Year While Mississippi County's ginning season officially opened a year ago today with the appearance of the first bale at Manila, farmers predict that tlie 1944 season will lie off to n laic start with the first bale not likely to appear until around Aug. 20. 'Hie first bale of 1944 cotton Is expected to be a northwest Mississippi County product as 11 was last year. Because of the nstiire of the Mil In that section, the drouth hurt the colon more, forcing lie bolls to o)>cn sooner, while the ruins In North- cast Mississippi County caused cotton to take a second growth and open more slowly. County Agent Keith lillbrcy pointed out. Blythevllle's first bale, which appeared Aug. 16 last year, Is not expected until itboul.Aug.27. Legionnaires To Hear Talk By McMillan LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 11. (UP)— Hoy L. McMillan of Raleigh, N. C., American Legion national vice commander, will bo one of the principal speakers at, the annual meeting of the Arkansas department, American Legion, Sunday through Tuesday. Other speakers will include John Stellc of McLeansboro, 111., former governor of Illinois and now chairman of the American Legion special rehabilitation and legislative committee, and Governor Homer Ad- ..-klijp..: •• .•.,.'"-.', •": .T-'Vt' ..'-,. Arkansas Commander Harry'.- G. Miller of El Dorado will preside at all sessions which will be held at Little Bock. f Pfc. Paul Rogers Killed July 13 In Normandy The toll of Mississippi County men \\'\\o lost their lives in the invasion of Franco continues to mount as parents receive notice from the War Department of sons who gave their lives in the battles of France. Dr. Mark Rogers of Osceoia has been informed that his son, Ptc. Paul Rogers, was killed in action July 13 in Normandy. The 36-year- old Infantryman had been overseas since May. He enlisted almost two years ago. Private Rogers was reared in Luxora and attended Luxora schools. He moved to Ripley, Tenn., about 10 years ago, and was making his home there when he • entered the service. In addition to his father lie leaves his wife of Elpley; four sislers, Mrs. Owen Cotton and Mrs. Kale Rtp- r^iert of Harrisburg, P«., Mrs. J. E. JjWalters of Houston, Tex., and Miss f£Eoberta Rogers of Blythevllle; * three half-sisters, Miss Betty Rogers, Miss Frances Rogers, and Miss Caroline Rogers, all of Osceoia; a half-brother, Wade Rogers of Osceola, and ti step-brother, Pfc. Billy Rogers of the Marine Corps, stationed at Occanside, Calif. F.D.R. Reported Seeking Talk With Willkie WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UP) — There are reports that President Roosevelt has Invited Wendell WiU- (le to a White House conference, but In New York, the 1940 Republican presldenfial candidate refused to comment on the matter, Earlier Willkie said he would not talk politics with the President. The latest publication banned from post exchanges by the War Department Is one of the Army's own books. The edition Is called "The Official Guide to the Army Air Forces." The War Department fears the guide might violate the soldier voting law's prohibition of official distribution of political propaganda, because it carries a picture of President Roosevelt with the caption, "Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy." But sentiment Is growing In Congress for relaxation of the ban. •' Senator Tatt of Ohio, the original author of the ban, predicts legislation to liberalize It soon will be offered. In Chicago, the five-day walkout of 50,000 truck drivers and freight handlers appears headed for showdown. More and-more war material has been stranded onload- Ing docks. It's'believed likely., that the government may -move lo,selze the ..freight 'lines at any : -.tlme. ••.' ; ' 'The dispute hns choked off-food and other supplies in 10 Midwestern states. Two strikes In the Detroit area may be settled tonight. Top labor leaders of the United Automobile Workers have called a mass meet- Ing of 7000 striking employes of a General Motors plant. Some 3300 other strikers at the Eriggs Manufacturing Company outer drive plant will meet tomorrow morning. ' , Backers of the Murray-Kilgorc Demobilization Bill are studying a possible cut to $25 a week in proposed maximum unemployment benefits. The proposed reduction Is an effort to break an opposing states rights coalition In the senate. Supreme Court Appeal Planned Harrison Man Seeks To Have State Law Declared Invalid HARRISON, Ark., Aug. 11. (UP) — The suit of a Harrison automobile dealer seeking to have the law creating the Arkansas State Labor Department and the Arkansas Division of Unemployment Compensation declared unconstitutional la go- Ing to be appealed to the United Btat«s Supreme Court. Attorney Charles Haft of Ifarrl- son says Aubrey Hlckenbottom ani others have asked for the ap|>e.i] from the Arkansas Supreme Court to the nation's highest court. Halt is having the record prepared for filing wilh the U. 3, Supreme Court for a writ of certtorai. The cast was first started in Federal Court, but was dismissed by Judge John E. Miller of the west- wn district of Arkansas as belonging In the state courts. It was then filed In chancery court, and after an extended hearing was dismissed tor want of equity. The Arkansas Supreme Court sustained the chan-- eery ruling, and a rehearing was denied. Big Soviet Push Again Underway, Germans Admit Red Forces Less Than 17 Miles From Border Of Czechoslovakia LONDON, Aug. II. (UP)-Tho Russians resumed their all-out of- enslve along the 500-mile eastern ront today. The Germans niiinltlcd n brcuk- hrough on the southern end which nit the ited army less than n miles rom the Czechoslovak border, mid another breach on the northern Hank where the Baltic port of Hlgu apparently Is being rapidly sur- -omidcrt. Berlin broadcasts admit that Soviet Iroops drlvjng toward Ilign lave attacked with 10 Infantry divisions mitt three tank corps on a 12-mile front south ot Lake Pskov, and have succeeded In breaking .hrongb the main Gorman defense lines. Reds Reach Miidona 'I ho admission was coupled with •adio Moscow's announcement that led army troops hart reached the Latvian town of Madonn, 75 miles :hiL- cast of Riga. That means the nenk-through southwest of Pskov mist have Iwcn achieved on a wide front or at least in several wedges' dozens ol miles apart. Two more German generals, cap- •urncl by the Russians, have appealed to the German nrmy to overthrow Hitler and end the war. They Joined 1C others who recently signed a statement that further bloodshed was senseless. One of the generals, a Major General Georg Llndcmann, was listed recently by the Nazis as implicated in the plot against Hitler's life. There Is one da v in every month In which the moon docs not rise, and one In which it does r|t t.^ Sisters Guilty Of Conspiracy Three Jap Americans Convicted Of Aiding Germans To Escape DENVER, Colo., Aug. H. (UP) — Three Japanese American sisters have been found guilty by a federal jury at Denver of conspiracy to commit treason. They were convicted of helping two German soldiers escape from a camp for war prisoners. The jury's verdict, reached last night, was read this afternoon. The sisters each face a possible two years imprisonment and a fine of 510,000 on the conspiracy conviction. They also had been charged with treason, which could carry the death jren- alty, but were found innocent on that charge. The government had described the defendants as "Benedict Arnolds in skirts." But the sisters maintained they were not motivated by treason but by love. The women had met the Nazis while working on an onion farm near Trinidad, Colo. The German soldiers said the sisters had helped them after they walked through a hole In the fence around the prison camp. Dyess Infantryman Is Wounded On Saipan Mrs. Maxine Carter Cox of Dyess has been notified by the War Department that her husband, Pvt Bernl Lee Cox, was wounded in action June 13 on Salpan. Private Cox, who Is In Ihe Infantry, recently wrote his wife that he was recuperating In a hospital. He suffered a severe arm wound. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewcy Cox of Dyess, Prlvalc Cox was connected with his father In farming prior lo enlisting In the army. He had been overseas since January. He Is th e father of two children «. daughter, age tn-o, and a son eight months old. New York Cotton 2085 2091 2063 2077 Mar. May July Oct. . 2123 2136 Dtc, . 2103 2110 2040 2081 2063 2006 2081 2017 2050 2054 2040 2054 2123 2135 2105 2119 2038 2120 2101 Despilc the appeals. German resistance over almost the entire front Is the strongest it tins been all summer. Tlie Nazi high command seems lo be throwing caulion to the winds and sacrificing whole divisions to gain time to fortify East Prussia nnd reorganize for the defense of Warsaw. Nail Tank losses Heavy In the last 24 hours alone, the Russians have knocked out 199 maYi tanks along the Riga-Warsaw line to bring the toll of enemy armor In the past three days to 478. However, three strong luisslan^ mies are"drlvfng'forward 'in Poland to outflank Warsaw from Ihc north and Ihe south. Tlie First Ukrainian Army drove n giant wedge across southern Poland to within 18 miles or less ot Klclce. This wedge threatens to split the German armies In Poland anc outflank Warsaw from the south. But the resistance forces In the Warsaw area have not fared so well. General Bor's forces have been cut off in Praga while lighting for the possession of Warsaw, and the Germans have regained control of three main communication lines. General Bor hns renewed his appeal for Allied assistance. Finnish forces arc claiming Ilus- slan reversals. A special Finnish communique says that the Russian 126th and the 289th Divisions in the Ilomanls sector north of lake Ladoga have been encircled and "largely destroyed." Late Bulletins NKtt 1 VOliK, AUK. It (111')— Haillo l.omtcin roporlcd (his 111- Ici'jioon Ilitil (he Japanese news agency wiya another American air attack was made today an the I'alrinbiing area of Sumatra." HOME, AUR. 11 (HI 1 )— Alllfil headquarters iiniiinmcrs that Premier \Vlnslon Churchill lias arrived In Kaly. LONDON, Aug. 11 (DP) _ Lancaster Immbeiii nl|itctc«ii German submarine shelters ut la Palllcc mid Hordeaux loda;> . lialtraul yards at Dona I, Northern France, also were lilt. A. K. I-'. Aliir. II. (Ill-)— (Icilfral Sir llmiaril I.. Montgomery has derlurril In a sill rlni; order to his Allied troops that Ihc Imlk of (hi) German armies In northwestern r.uropc face cndiTlcnu'nt and annihilation. Monlfiiimcr), commander of nil Allied ground forces In France, called ujinn his ruiniilm-il armies for a nilRhly, concerted effort to close the trap around Nail VMA Mnreliul (iimdicr Von Klufe's battered Ironps, and destroy them. "Tlir- frciil Imlk of the German forces In norlliuesl Kurnjie arc In a bad way," be said. "We arc 'round behind them in many places and it Is possible that some of tltcm. will not got away." Cotton Picking Contest Dates To Be Decided With the Mississippi County Fair scheduled next month, plans for the National Cotton Picking Contest, an uiiUstniiillnt; iittniclion of the fair, will be formulated Monday night when the date for Ihc contest will be decided by officials 1 of the Mississippi County Pair As-j sociatlon. interest lij the Fair, to be held during the week of Sept. 2(i,: already is marked among farmers, lliclr wives and children who have begun work on their prize slock, food and garments to have them In shape by Pair time. : This annual event, sponsored j bv the Pair Association, will IK In-the hands nils year of Clarence' Wilson, president, nnd the nine otiiei members who compose the orealil- 74ition. They arc Hale • Jackson.' at .psceola, J..A. Leech. R.'D. HuihXV Russell Phillips, It. E. BltiyloCk, Jesse Taylor, L. H. Aulry, 13. G. West, and J. Mell Brooks. Catalogs with the listing of premiums In the contest,';, arc In '.he hands of the printer, ami arc expected to be completed by the end of next week, Mr. Crooks announced New York Stocks A T & T 1G2 3-8 Amer Tobacco 71 Anaconda Copper 26 Beth Steel SI 5-8 Chrysler 91 1.4 Gen Electric 38 1-2 Gen Motors 62 3-8 Montgomery Ward 471-2 N Y Central 19 3-4 Int Harvester 183-4 North Am Aviation 83-8 Republic Steel 191-2 Radio 11 Socony Vacuum 131-2 Htiidebakcr 183-8 Standard of N J. 55 1-2 Texns Corp Packard 47 7-8 5 7-8 U S Steel 58 3-4 Use Of Flames • In Cultivation Of Cotton Shown MARIANNA, Ark., Aug. 11 (UP) —The possibilities ot cultivating cotton by use of flame is the new interest ol farm men and women. The use of the flame cultivator was demonstrated for 371 farm people who attended the annual visiting da v of the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture Cotton Dr.inch Experiment Station at Marlanna yesterday. The flame cultivator hns four burners attached to the rear of a tractor from which flame Is forced Into the cotton rows with compressed air to destroy young grass nnd weeds. Experiments with soybeans, corn and cotton varieties, summer and winter legumes, small grains, row spacing of crops nnri grain sorghum were also studied by the farm men while at the experiment station. Weather ARKANSAS —Pnrlly cloudy Ihis afternoon, tonight and Saturday. Scattered thundcrshowcrs in east and extreme soulh portions this nt- lernoon and Saturday afternoon. SINGLE'COPIES FIVE CENTS Nazi Line In Normandy Threatened By American ForcesJJacing Eastward B-29s Devastate Jap Refineries, Armament Shops Superfortress Raids On Japan and Sumatra Highly Successful WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (U.I'.) — The Win- Department announced Imlny that n-20 Mirtrcsses obtained e c/>d results in their newest strike ill he Japanese war machine nl a cost of three pintles. A 20th Air Force dispatch says lingo fires were started at bolli tarjict.s. engines and armament works at Nagasaki In .lapan, and oil ve- ftncrlcs at I'alcmlianu on Sumatra. A report from a new secret base near thg Equator said flames spread rapidly throng]) flimsy wood and paper buildings o[ Nagasaki as the Superfortresses dropped Incendiaries on the enemy's homeland for the first time. I.miffC.'i! IlnmliliifT Trip Iii addition, the raid marked another first, the longest, bombing flight In the history of aerial warfare. The louml-liln lo Sumatra apparently involved from SliOO lo •1000 miles. 'n\c War Department renorl. wild three of the huge bombers nre missing. A fourth was strafed by Japanese planes after making a forced landing at an emergency field in Clilna. Indicative of spreading Allied air power, the two-way . raid was launched from two liases, the Nng- askl rnldcr.s from China fields and the Palcmbang raider.*; from unidentified fields under Lord Mounl- battcn's southeniit--Asla'' command. The communique also Identified Palcmbang as Japan's major source ot high octane aviation and ii-otor fuel, in fact, It ts believed to be one of the few Dutch East ingles refineries which the Japanese coiild restore to pre-war production capacity. Perhaps It Is the only one. Japanese fighter opposition was described as wenk over! nnd weak to moderate .over Piilem- bang. Anil-aircraft fire was meager to moderate In both cases. Doth raids were carried out by medium- sized forces of B-29S. Sainan New Headquarters Now that Guam has been pronounced secure, Admiral Turner has announced the establishment of Pacific fleet amphibious headquarters on nearby Salpan. The move marks an advance of more than 3000 miles from Pearl Harbor. Coincident with Turner's announcement, a Tokyo dispatch said Japanese authorities believe American forces arc preparing for a landing attempt against the Philippines. Earlier today, General MacArlhiir revealed that his heavy bombers opened attacks on the Philippines Sunday night with strikes at Da- VRO on Mindanao Island, and continued the campaign through Monday and Tuesday nights. On the Siilween front, Chinese troops are battling Into Tcngchung through gnps In Hie slone wall blown out by American planes. And In northern Burma, the Japanese lave announced another so- called advance to the rear, Tokyo radio says the Japs successfully forced their way back out of Myitkylna. to new positions right on schedule. I VOI»A\"B WAR ANALYSIS Oil Famine Faces Japan's War Machine B, JAMf.8 HARPER United Pr«M SUft Writer The fuel liink of Japan's war machine has sprung a leak. ierk-iinVj Snpor Hying Hirt- rc.ssos Imvc opened a campaign against Ihe enemy's petroleum supply with a raid on the number one refinery In Iho Far Bust. Sweeping out from secret bases In i.iutlicasl Asia, the l)-20s put out ol business a refinery believed to have been operating at a capacity of IK million barrels of cnidii oil a year. That amounts lo nearly six gallons for every man, woman anil child In the United Stales. The t'nleinbaiig refinery on smnulia Is believed lo have furnished VB per cent of Japiin's million Caroline anil 22 per cent ot Ihe fuel oil required by ll.s merchant fleet. Am! even conservative) estimates suy it cannot be rebuilt within lew than a year. Japan Is assuming a • position parnllcl to that of a castaway— oil, oil everywhere and not a drop lo use. The Japs suspended publication at statistics on .their nil production back In 1037. Nonetheless, Allied exports have a pretty fair idea-how It stands, ; > Supply Always Low ' •Ja'part*"stnrtcd out' 'shrir'j,'' on oil, In 1021, for Instance, It produced only MOO of one per cent of'.total world production. Dy contrast,'.the United Stntcs Iii the Mime ycnr turned out over 12 per cent of til world's supply. nut as' time went on .the Japs powerfully Increased their petroleum output. They gained oil rights In Sakhalin Island, they spurred production •from Manclmrlan scale, they sank domestic wells nnd developed n synthetic Industry. Even so, experts say they went to wai with n reserve sufficient for only a year-lo-lll-months of all-out battle, lint tlie Jnjw used that.year to good advantage. They conquered the Netherlands Bnsl Indies, peacetime producer of 05 million minimi barrels. On paper, that looked line. Ilut It didn't work out that way. American submarines and other mills so far have sunk over 1200 Jap tankers, transports ami cargo ships. Admiral Nlmllz himself once said Japan's nnvy musl stick close to shore because of a shortage of Radio Operator Hid From Japs Two Years On Captured Guam PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 11 (UP) — The radio operator who hid out from the Japs for two and one half years on Guam Island says he would like to slick around the States for awhile where lliere's plenty of good bread and bulter. Eating still ranks first in the furlough activities of chief radioman George Tweed. The 42-year- old Portland, Ore., native is en- Joying his last week of a happy 30-day leave before being, reassigned to Navy duties. Says Tweed: "If its al] the same to them, I'd just as soon stay away from the Central Pacific." In spite of 31 months of living like a hunted animal Tweed looked tanned and surprisingly fit as he chatted ivlth friends at his mother's home. lh c amazing story of his life in the caves of Guam was released yesterday. But details of hk escape early in July remain a secret. In a visit to the United Press Bureau, the quiet friendly radioman told reporters how he eluded ft SO-man enemy searching party for nearly two years—to "return from the dead." When the Japanese invaded Guam three days after Pear] Harbor, Tweed and another radioman escaped by car to the hills. After two months ot hiding. Tweed's companion struck off for hlmscll and was killed. Meanwhile the Japs announced that any Americans hiding in the bush could surrender and be placed wilh other prisoners held on the Island. But after 30 days, the captured force was taken to Japan nnd the Japs reported that nnyonc left In the bush would be killed. A number of Americans were found and executed but Tweed managed to elude the frantic search. After the first vear, he gave up hope. He spent'his time in prayer. The Japs were out to get the price on his head. and several times he escaped patrols thai discovered his hiding place—once by less than a minute. The enemy finally pronounced him officially dead In April, 1944. Tweed said he hid In caves or took other shelter when it was available. He reported, "I knew I didn't have long to wait when the American fliers started pounding Guam." He watched the raids from good vantage points and one day was ab)<f to attract the attention of " filer who arranged his escape. Two Persons Treated For Injuries This Week 'Oils week was unlucky for at least two niythcvllle business pco pie who suffered Injuries while working. Wednesday afternoon Mrs. Carl Marshall, employee ot A. S. Barboro and Co., severely cut her head on Ihe edge of a filing cabinet in her office. She was removed to Johnson's Clinic where two stitches were taken to close the wound. Yesterday an employee of Ifnrd- I'way Appliance Co., Herbert Orn- ham, suffered a severed artery In his left arm, cut by n silver of steel which lodged In his nrm Mr. Graham wns attempting to dislodge a pin in n washing machine when the piece of steel from the pin flew out and struck arm. He was taken to Johnson's Clinic for first aid treatment. Lepanto Farmer Drowns JONESBORO, Ark.. Aug. II (UP) —Funeral services will be held In Jonesboro Wednesday for Glauncli James Payne, a drowning victim. Payne, a 48-year-old farmer of Lepanto, was wading In Headfork cutoff, near Lcpanlo, when he stepped Into deep water and was swept under by n whirlpool. Four companions were wilh him on n flshins trip. A nephew recovered his body. Pnyne Is survived by his wife, two sons, and a daughter, Bradley's Tankmen Reported 46 Miles From French Capital; Drive Fans Out On Wide Front LONDON, Aug. 11 (U.P.)—-American troops rolling to- wnr<! Tun's have nioiiiitwl n (loiiljlo-wljfcd llircaf, to''the rear of the (ierman linen in Nonn.uuly. ' Tho Amcrii'iui armored columns, now reported within 'Hi mihw of Puris, have moved into a position to strike behind the Moi'taiu sector in Nornuuidy, where u'Nn/J cotintcr- nlinck i.s on the wnue- tloviiiK out iYoni the biisc of the BriUimy Peninsula; General Hnullcy'n timltmen tire fanning onl in n m'ulU- ilrivo nluiiK an 80-milo front. Jaycees Sponsor Invasion Craft Local Group To Send Crew Members Books, Recreational Goods In response'to a recent plea from .he Navy department, the Blylhe- vljle Junior Chamber ot Commerce has accepted the "sponsorship" ot unit ol our Invasion fleet operating In foreign waters. Siicnsorshlp, according to the Navy's explanation. Is lo Include corresjxiiidenue between orennhui- llon picmhcrs and the crew members and tho' fin lushing of reading mailer and such recreational equipment as can be successfully used In the ; confined miarlcrs of Ihe craft. Tho niinic niul rank of each member of the crew Is furnished the "adopting" organization nnd n plncque bearing the ijnmc of the sponsoring group Is. displayed permanently In the'shln. ilhb niylhuvljle Jaycccs have been assigned U63-LST-S54. Tills Is a Landing Ship (Tank) which car rles a erew of more thnn 00 men. The Jaycccs have Inaugurated a "Uook and n : Duck" program designed to secure reading and recreational equipment which can be forwarded for Ihe enjoyment uf Ilio crew. .. . i A book, preferably a full Icmjtl mystery novel, together with a dollar which will lie used to purchase playing cards, boxing gloves, games and similar recreational puraphcim- lln will be accepted' from anyone In the city. Ben Hull, clinirinnn, J. T. Snrt- biiry and p. A. Escarc, members ot of the Joycco Military Affairs Committee will he responsible for Ihc collection of tho books and dollars. Those who arc unable to deliver their donations to the above Jaycees mny call 3IOO for pickup service by a member ot the club It Is necessary Hint a dollar accompany each book. The name of Ihc donor will be Inscribed In each book and wll' rin, furt . 01 tanners accompany Ihe shipment of rccrea- Incrcased by tional equipment. American raid., on the factories | Moday, Aug. 31. has been set ..o ranking the sice) lo produce them. (He. last day of the "Book nnd a On January I, 1041, the J nps hnd Duck" project, only 40 tankers of somfc 600.0001 gross tons. At the time, the United ' Slates hnd 340 of two nnd one-half million gross tons. Since thnl time, however, the Ja]>s hnve been building tankers as fast as they could, but probably not ro fnst us the Allies have been sinking (hem. Japan's supply line to Ihe oil producing Indies Is highly viilncr- Cincinnati. Man Held In Theft Of Silverware LITTLE flOCK, Aug. 11 (UP) — _ _. ,A 25-year-old resident of Clndn- able. stretching over n route as nail. Ohio, Is being held by Utllc long as from New York to London. I Koc.k police for questioning In con- Now that Ihe Allies have established haws In Ihc Marianas, within 1500 miles of Tokyo, our submarines ran slny nway from home for longer periods and thus chop more effectively at that line. The Japs have lost their oil And sub- rlghls on Sakhalin Island, when American planes and marines deprive them of their 180,000 dally barrels of Indies oil, they will be left with only two sources —-synthetic and nnturnl production in the home Islands nnd Manchuria. The Japs have II refining companies on Ihe home islands nnd two In Manchuria. They also have two synthetic plants In Japan nnd four in Manchuria, But experts bc- llcve that It they depended on those sources alone they would be short 28 lo 30 million barrels a year. Japan's consumption Is believed to be nearly tour times home production. Of course, Japan still will get ol) from the Indies, despite the work of American ships and planes. But their campaign has Just started. Yesterday's raid on Sumatra corresponds roughly to the attack made on the Ploestl oil fields by 175 American Liberators a year ago Mils month. Except for this great difference. Germany's oil supply Is greater than that of Japan and none must bo shipped over vulnerable water routes. Chicago Rye high Sopl.. 104','j Dec, . I05',4 105H low close 103V1 103M 103-S """ 103?i nectton wilh the thoft of a quantity of Jewelry and silverware In Tcxarkana, Tex. Thcophllus O. Pcnnlnglon, who Is alleged lo have lold police he has been AWOb from the Army for two years, was arrested as he prepared to leave by bus for Kansas City. Police allege (hat a quantity of silverware and Jewelry was found In a trunk Pcnnlngtoii had checked at the bus station. No details of the Iheft were revealed by police. Pcnnlngtoii was arrested at the request of Texnr- knnn officers, who were lo arrive In Utllc Rock today to return him to Texas. Pennlnglon Is said to have lold iwllce that he went AWOL from I-ockburn Air Base in Columbus, Ohio, two years ago, nnd has been roaming the country since. He told police he purchased the sliver from n young Married woman at "icxarkana for $20. Livestock ST. LOUIS, Aug. U '<U,P,)— Hogs 5,500 salable 4.000. Top 14.70; 150240 pounds 14.70. Sows 13.95. Cattle 3,500, salable 2.060. Calves 800 all salable. Mixed yearlings and heifers 11.50-15.00; cows 8.50-11.00. Cnnncrs and cutters 5.50-8.00; slaughter steers 10.00-17.60. Slaughter heifers 8.50-17.00; stocker and feeder steers 7.50-13.00. Front reports say the fast-rolling Americans hnd driven almost 10 idles beyond the crumbled Sarth •Ivor lino by lust rilglit and -today .hey sill! arc grinding eastward against disorganized German resist-^ inco, . i, An Allied radio transmitter In Vrnncc says forward elements are ill Chatcaudui], 10 miles southwest ::f Paris. At that point they're only 28 miles northwest' ot Orleans, whose capture would virtually Iso- lalc Paris from all southwest' France, (Icrmaii:: Not Sure There Is every Indication tlint N«/.l communlcallons are falling iiparl so fast Unit enemy commanders aren't sure where the main ns•mull In landed. For that reason, Allied headquarters Is refusing : to reveal the exact Incallon of Ihc advancing Americans', Bui spokesmen hint broadly that one wing of Brndley's striking force will wheel northward across Ihc lines of communications for the •haltered f>m\ units stil holding out near Mortnln nnd virc. Such a maneuver might also: Isolate-or' Irap enemy forces locked In bailie on tlic British /ront below,Caen. American •jroa|is.,nrc disclosed to.: have. 1 swung 'cnst nnd nvr.thcastjpf 'of .Mayennei. ,'Thls apparently enveloping •. maneuver has brought them to wllhln-27 miles of Mortain, where'the Germans had (brown four, divisions In n fruitless effort to split Allied force,s. The spearhead also Is within 45 miles ot Falnlse, one of the main anchors oMhc;German right flunk, in Normandy. Escape Corridor* Narrows Mortnln still Is in German Hands today, but the enemy pocket Is menaced seriously by the column wheeling .around Mayenne and uy other American force which lias struck southward from ,V!rc Into tlie flank of Ihe countcr-altacklng Germans. The Germans'.. escape corridor now hns been narrowed to less than 10 miles. Fur lo Ihe rear, oilier American forces nre moving in for n knockout blow against German troops holding oul al Ihe Breton ports of Drcst and Lorlent. They already have captured the Loire.valley Industrial centers of Angers and Mimics, thus hooking their southern flank solidly to the Loire river. Another 4300 German prisoners were added to the American -bag Wednesday, Increasing the total since "D"-Dny to 00,000. Most'of the cnptlvcs were taken In Br!t- any, where the Americans VIB.VS killed or captured around 20,000-of the 25.000 Nnzls originally stationed on Ihc pcninsuln. The British hnve taken upwards of 15,000 more prisoners. . ; . Hillish Ta'kt Vlmonr On the Caen front, British Iroops hnve seized Vlmont, seven miles down the road to Pnrls from Caen. Other British units have deepened Ihclr Orne river bridgehead, pushing on lo Ihc touthcast. toward Falalse. But the Germans have stopped the main British drive on Falnlse. Tlie Germans threw at least 20 rndio-contfollp^ tanks, loaded with high explosives, against attacking Allied soldiers In the Falalse sector. But front reports say they were blown up by British and Canadian gunners. • Seven task forces ot American heavy bombers, totaling 1000 planes, bombed fuel oil facilities nnd rail lines todni, over a wide area of France nnd Germany. Incidentally, Brigadier Genera] NcdSobhamm pt Largo, Fla., has been name dhead of the Ninth Air Defense Command, now in aclion In France. He took over from Brigadier General William Richardson, who now leads the Ninth. Anil-slrcraft Defense Command. Germany still Is striking back at London with what xiow has come to be known as its "roblltz." Mo.V) of those flying bombs hurtled.In^ southern England today under cover of a heavy channel mist. ' London news reports quote a captured German research worker as saying the Nazis are preparing: to pound England with power bombs each carrying 10 to 20 tons of explosives. Present bombs carry only about one ton. Chicago Wheat open high low close Sept. . 154 ! ,« 154K 153. 153& 1535! Dec, . 154U 154% m?i 153ii 154 N. 0. 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