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i : Save Waste Paper/ It is valuable to t h. War tftoH! Watch this paper for Collection Dare,? BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TBX DOPANT MWBPAPBl OF NORTMAST ARKANSAS AND BOnTH»A OT ur^m,, """• ? * P *" / VOL. XL1.—NO. 126 Blythe?llle DftUy N«wi BlytoertJUe Herald Blythevllle Courier MlMbalppi Valley KLYTHEVILLK, ABKANSAS. TUESDAY, AUGUST J5 1944 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ALLIES INVADE SOUTHERN FRENCH COAST Senate Favors Promotion For General Patton 'Old Blood and Guts' Leading Third Army On French War Front ' WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UP) — The Senate apparently has decided It's time to forgive Lieutenant General George Patton. This morning the Senate Military Affairs Committee unanimously approved his promotion to permanent rank of major general, and the Senate was expected to confirm the promotion momentarily. The action came only minutes after news was received from General Eisenhower that Old Blood and Guts Is leading the American Third Army which lias driven roughshod over Ihe Germans In lower Normandy and Brittany. Eisenhower said lhat Pattern is where he belongs ,011 the marching wing of the Kiit'crlcnn spearhead which is clos- . ,lng a trap on tho German Seventh Army. Long Held Up Falton's promotion lias been delayed nearly a year because ol soldier slapping Incidents which occurred during Ihe Sicilian campaign nearly n year ngo. But Senator Happy chandler of the Military Affairs Committee .says that his group decided that Patton has been disciplined enough "The commitlce," says Chandler "did not lecl that we should say to a man who is a great soldier nnd lias done a great job for the country in Africa, In Sicily and nou in France, that he could not have his promotion. We felt he had been disciplined enough." Washington observers have long suspected that the rough rldim lank specialist was the man behint the spectacular American break through in Normandy. And tho Germans have' been hinting. at it for weeks.'. ..-! ' ; But not mill!, today did supreme hea dcjuar te rs"a>d m i> thn l.-'thc '• b ftacv hardened old general was twirling his pearl-handled revolvers at the head of the American Third Army Patten's formula .tor success Is In his own words: "All you have to jjfjo with those Huns Is drive them Syiip one hill and kick them down smother all the way to Berlin." Meanwhile, congressional leaders nre viewing tiie new Allied landings in Southern France today as a long step toward liberation of the French people and destruction of tlie German war machine. Restrictions Removed And as lhc American soldiers drive toward Berlin, the Senate has acted to remove some restrictions on Ihe books Ihey can rend. Tlie upper brand approved an amendment to relax censorship restrictions which now keep soldiers over,seas from reading many best sellers. Elsewhere in Washington, Representative Ed Rowe of Ohio has been dissuaded from pressing his one- man campaign to try and reorganize the House and put a Republican fusion group in control. Rowe had been seeking to displace Speaker Sam Rayburn of Texas, with the help of Democrais who are opposed to administration policies. But H_ouse Republican Leader Joseph "Brlln of Massachusetts quashed ic move today for the "time being least." 1 •> And here's a sobering home front report from the Treasury Department. During th e first 12 days of August War riond redemptions nearly equaled sales, ales of Scries E-F and G bonds amounted to 121 million dollars. But at the same time other Americans cashed In bond.! worth 110 million dollars, nearly as many as were purchased. Springer Rites Hetd Yesterday At Memphis Services for Mrs. Rosa Springer of Memphis were held at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon at Ihe National Finicral Home in Memphis with Rabbi M. Machbnum officiating. Burial was made, at the Children of Israel Cemetery. ' Mrs. Springer died early yesterday morning at her home after « two weeks illness, he was 83. Mrs. Springer had often visited In Bly- Ihevllle as the guest of her daughter, the late Mrs. Jack Applebaum. iS» Icaviis two sons, Sam and 'Wtarry Springer of Memphis, and airce daughters, Mrs. B. M. Jaf/c of Osccola, Mrs. 6. J. Seligman, and the Misses Esther and Helen Springer, all of Memphis. Among the Blythevllle people attending the services yesterday were Mr. and Mrs, 'Louis Applebaum and Mrs. Sam Florman. A large number of Osceolans also attended. Brokemon Is Killed HOPE, Ark., Aug. 15 (UP)—Forty-year-old J. R. Griffin, a Missouri Pacific brakeman from Gurdon, has been killed. Griffin was attempting to board a northbound freight when he apparently missed his hold. His mother, wife and a brother, 811 of Ourdon, survive. Nuns Negotiate Surrender Polish Patriots In Warsaw Get Battle Supplies Gcnerol Bor Orders Forces Outside City To March On Capital LONDON, Aug. 15 <UJ'>— Aid hlis reached tin- Polish patriots flglillnn lor possession of WHIKUW, Spokesmen for the I'ullsh KOVWII- imn Iti exile ut IxiiKlan siiys arms "id ammunition were rushed Into :hc Polish ciipflal nl (he rlmnlh "our. Just, as the Germans liuinch- ™ u powerful coimlcr-iildirk to clear (lie Poles from Ihc city, 'lucre was no immediate Imllra- tlon as to how u, c supplies re.'ich- cd the Polish underground [orcox. The 1'olps arc reported still hold- Ing 11 number of strong points In tlie city. And their commumlcr. General tlor, has culled upon «uei- I '. .-,,'•.-' I As Yanks drove into Avranches, they suspected Nazi soldiers had hidden in a convent. In top pholo, infantry patrol advances ca'ulkmsly as-two .'nilns, bearing Gcrrnnns' jitlcf, pf surrender. •> come from convent. Oder was accepted by Capt. Albert J. Owen, nearest ih'o nuns, in boUoiii'/ plioto, six Nazis, truce flag on ground before them, give themselves up as one of nuns who ncgo- ..... .... tiatcd surrender looks on, extreme right, _ «i said she obviously sleeping. Mrs. Mary Oglesby Perishes When House Burns Yesterday Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Ogclsby, 32, was burned to death tale yesterday in a fire which destroyed her farm liomu on South Highway 61, formerly occupied by her mother, tlie late Mrs. Mary Phillips Robinson. Cause'of the fire, which occurred about 6 o'clock, remained a mystery today and firemen said the origin was undetermined. '• * Mrs. Oglesby, mother of two ill ( ll«l children, was alone In the house Arlington Hotel Ready For Army Famous Hot Springs Hotel Will Be Used For Battle Veterans HOT SPRINGS, Ark.. Auir. 15 (UP)— The Army is scheduled to lake over the Arlington Hotel, one of Hot Springs' largest hotels, at midnight tonight, thus beginning the greatest metamorphosis In the resorts history. The Army w:ll lake over the Ar- Inglon at midnight under terms of a contract signed last week by Manager W. E. Chester nii[| rep- the War Depart- rescntatlves of mcnt. II is believed lhal (he Army may also complete negotiations for lhc lease of Ihc Majestic Hotel sometime (ortay. And il is considered likely that. Ihe Majestic will also be taken over tonight. Wilh passage of . to Army control Sepl. l.function of four-hotel redistribution ccnlcr for veteran overseas armed forces personnel will get underway. Work ias been in progress for some in converting the DC Sola Hold inlo Administrative headquarters for the center. The first contigent of overseas veterans arc due to arrive in Hot Springs about the first of September. Wilh Ihc arrival of the veterans, ic of Ihc imioRs frreal health re- orts will change, in a comparative- v short time, from a spa for hcallli and recreation seeking civilians Into a smoothly organized redistribution and recreational center for batlle- vcary soldiers. Mew York Cotton Mar. . 2078 May . 2057 July . 2036 Oct. . 2118 2130 Dec. . 2106 2112 2089 5074 2068 2052 2044 2034 2089 2067 2014 2084 20G5 2042 2115 2130 2134 2096 2111 2102 N. 0. Cotton Mar. 2081 . 2060 July . 2039 Oct. . 2120 Dec. , 2102 2092 2072 2048 2132 2115 2077 20!ll 2086 2057 2070 2066 2038 2046 2042 2116 2131 2121 2098 2114 2106 Ben F. Halstead Reported Killed On French Front nclalivcs were notified ycslcrda. Dial Corp. Den l". Halstead. win formerly lived here, was killed, h action In France July 28. He wa. (he grandson of Mrs. M. O. Ilnl- -slcad of Blylheville, and two aunts the Misses FJIzalielh and Maxlnc Hnlstend, au,| an uncle, Kobcrl - — •« •"•" ".u.'i. «ii mi; iiuu.^i; Halstead, also live here where the when the fire broke out. Firemen 22-year-old Infantryman had often awakened and tried to escape as her chared remains were found near the edge of the bed. The victim, member of a pioneer Clylhcvillc family, was lhc daughter of Clyde Robln&on. She was born and reared In Blythevllle. Following her graduation from Blythevllle High School, she attended University Fayetteville. of Arkansas, (heir mother here. She also leaves Her two children, Betsy Phillips OgcLsby, age 10, and William Thomas Oglesby, nge G, had returned Saturday to their father, Charles Oglesby, In Little llock, after spending several weeks with .... Iwo brothers, Ilolston Robinson of Occanpark, Calif., and Staff Sergt. Phillips nobinson, stationed In England; three half-sisters, Mrs. W. A. StegRll. and Aim and Rose Robinson, all of here, an her step-mother, Mrs. Clyde Robinson. Funeral services were held at a o'clock this morning at the Church of the Immaculate Conception with the Rev. ,1. J. Thompson official- ing. Burial was made al Maple Grove Cemclcry. Active pallbearers were W. M. rcKenzic, R. E. lilaylock, Freeman Robinson, Charles Criggcr .Jr., Bernard Oooch and Russell Phillips Out-of-town relatives I-ouis, Memphis, llaytl, from St. . --.. — Mo., and Nashville, Tcnn., here to attend Die service included Mrs. Phillips Robinson of Nashville, and Harold Phillips of Memphis. Cobb Funeral Home charge. was In Livestock ST. LOUIS, Aug. 15 (U.P.)—Hog receipts 9,250, with 8,500 head salable. Top price $14.70. 150-240 pounds $14.70. 120-140 pounds $13.25-14.25. Sows 13.95. Cattle receipts 6.900 head with 6,500 salable. Calves 2,500, all salable. Mixed yearlings and heifers 0.00-14.00. Slaughter steers $97517.50; slaughter heifers 8.23-17.00- stocker and feeder steers 7.50-13.00. Chicago Wheat open high Sepl. . 153:4 15414 153 =» 153X D«C. , 153!i 1541$ 153?i 154 Germans' Mediterranean Wall Breached As Allies Establish Beachheads On 100-Mile Front rllla forces outside Warsaw march on tire capital. The Germans siiy Unsslnn form; tmvc forced the Vistula norlli of Warsaw, cnpturliiK an unidentified locality. At lust official reports, Hie Russians were 12 miles east of the Vistula, ut Hie Ucnd nhovc War- ;ruv. Meantime. Soviet troops lo the north arc tightening n R |[ini Kicrl arc ngaliisl [he borders of Ensl Prussia. 'Hie semi-circle now extends lan- lle.i and nt Hi cenlcr (lie arc l.s us close as 15 miles lo German soil. The Third Baltic Army is racing across Southern Estonia In u drive which threatens to nip off the northern end of the country. The Russians rolled 1C miles In one day lo the town of Anlsla, within 83 miles of the Oulf of Riga. tOI>A\"S WAR AN/U,YS1X Nazi Armies Being Divided, Conquered By HI) KOHIIY Hulled Tress Hliitt Writer visited. ral mislead ii vc d In lily- Heavy Bombers Blast Formosa Tokao Harbor Damaged In U. S. Air Assault Jap Freighters Sunk Hy Unllcil I'ress Allied nirpowcr has dealt new blows to the Island buses gnnrdln« Japan's homeland and stolen cti- J)lre. Off the China const, American heavy bombers have atlackcd the Island of Formosa. Docks In Takno harbor were bombed. And In Formosa Straight between Ihc Islam! and China, Ihrcc enemy freighters were sent lo the bottom. i'-!0 fighters also carried out raids on coastal vessels, an enemy airfield and barracks. Some 650 miles south of Tokyo, M™ i«. .».n • V M • •• ' unw lormiaiiiiiij . defenses were or victorv " " UlClltlnt br<mcl>c(1 * llmost without „ struK, 1 U inn MII u , , ., ' BrlUsh nnd American news broad- 100-Mile SprlNBlxmrd ei^.arc I W I,, H ,, m dp djreclly from •The AlllM IIHVO ghoscn n stretch .the. Invasion ureas. ' " ...-•::•- •; ^ul>;VJ<ll IKUMl'ilu I1VCO III Oly- --~..... ~vu i*.,i\.,i .i^Mtui ui 1 Ul'.yu, thevillc when a child, with his par- '•' le Japanese report a, new Llber- enla, the laic Ward Halslead nnrt ator assault on. the Volcano group. Mrs. Hnlslead. ami attending clrt; menlary school here. e. — ,i. U v S o tut. A« U jamuu m me He enlisted In (he Army the day chain about midway between Ihc aflcr Pearl Harbor and had served Japanese mainland and Ihc Marl- overseas mor e than n year, lie was ---- — making his home In Advance, Mo., when he entered the service All the members ol Corporal Ilnl- stead's family are engaged in help- Ing the war effort. While his inolh- cr and skier, Mrs. Bclty Max Lucas, work in a munitions plant In East Alton. 111., his younger brother, Pvl. Billy Halstead, Is fighting with the Marines In the Pacific, mid his older brolher, Corp. Kenneth Halslead of the. Air Corps Is training at Key Field, Miss. Mrs. NeilTReed Nominated For Auxiliary Head LI'ITLR EOCK, Aug. 15 (U.I'.t — Mrs. Wnltcr G. Craven of Chnr- lottc. N. c.. southern national vice president of the American legion Auxiliary, says n major responsibility in ihe shaping of tomorrow rests with women. Speaking before the 23rd convention o f the Arkansas iJcpart- menfs Auxiliary yesterday. Mrs. Craven said: "We must not believe that we have no voice in lhc new world after the war." Tiic .southern national vice president told the convention that re- habllltnlion and hospitalUation of returning veterans is the Immrdl.ilc responsibility of the Auxiliary. Mrs. Ncill Reed of Hcbcr Springs has been nominated for president ol lhc Arkansas Auxiliary. She Is nol opposed for lhc posl. Oilier nominees Include: For first vice president, Mrs, O. M. Attavay of El Dorado and Mrs. Stacy Toole of McGehee. For second vice presl-, dent, Mrs. M. L. Carlson of Harrison. For chaplain, Mrs. Carl Dosser of Pine Bluff and Mrs. A. W. Icyc of Russcllvlllc. For historian, Mrs. Josephine Mire ol Magazine. For sergeant-at-arms, Mrs. Ralph Sink of Newport and Miss Wllla Dean Powell of Searcy. Mrs. Eli Bennett of Little nock, _clpse retiring department president, has Domel netv.s agency snys 22 of the bombers lilt Iwo Island In tlie anas. There Is no confirmation. But the Volcanos and nearby Bon- ins have felt Allied boinlw several times recently. Hnlmalicra Island, lhc List defense barrier blocking General MacArthur's trail toward a return lo Ihe Philippines, has been wade pracllcally useless lo Ihe enemy by almosl dally nlr poundings, , General MacArthur's communique says llic Jap ground Iroops on Halmelicrn arc practically Isolated supplies cannot reach Ihcm. The Chungking radio quotes : Japanese report as saying that residents are evacuating Mnnlli voluntarily. Source oi the claim Is the Jap- nnesc-continlled Manila radio. One reason given for llic cvacimllon Is that food Is supposed to be more abundant elsewhere. Previous Manila dispatches hai told of enemy attempts to rctlucr. the population of the overcrowded Philippine city. The Japanese reportedly urged residents to return to the land. Adolf Hitler's policy of divide mid conquer Ims been lunieii nitiilnsl htm, The Invasion of soulh and ociilrnl 1'Vnnci! hns iiindo It clearer Hum ever lhat the Allied slralegy for tlin destruction of the Clermiin armies In France is following that classic military piiUcrn, lo divide ami conquer, The Allied forces of liberation In noillmrsl Fnmco uro lightening u ;lnnl Imp, In reality, a series of raps, iiroiind the broken rcinnniils if Germany's Seventh army, Kinnn 'iO.COO troops of Mils buttered army ire Isolated In Hrltlany; nnd about 40.000 more arc being lierrted by Allied mobile columns nftnlnsl tlie jarrier of the Seine river, if this itrnle|;y of divide nnd conquer In northern Fnmco works out, Ihe Al- Ics will have driven a wedge bc- Iween the smashed German 8cv- :nlh army und ihe ifilh army stationed In Ihc norlhwesl corner of France and the Lowlands. Now Ihc newest section of the Allied maslcr plan for Ihc defeat of Oermniiy Is unfakllnfd'thls, perhaps of France's southern const us flic springboard for their fourth front. Officially It Is Identified as running about 100 miles from cast of Marseille to Nice. But ihe Oernmns jiin- polnl Ihls area down lo Ihe const- line from cast of Toulon lo Ihe Rallied Itlvlcrn playground of Cnii- nes, roughly half lhc distance. This siiRBcsUs that tlie United Nations forces aim at cleaving Ihe communications between the German First and 10th armies, The First reportedly garrisons Ihn casl- crn jrartlon of the south const and (lie lOlh Ihe western side. The Allies Imvc knifed between the two. again divide nnd conquer. One strong force of llic Allied armies which spilled onto tho gleaming while sands of the French Mediterranean const this morning apparently Is lighting for Bonnes, 20 miles cast of the bl(? French naval base of Toulon. Bonnes Is » jilvolnl point on the constnl railway and If II fulls Inlo Allied hands, Hie best means of communications between the German First nnd 19th armies will have been severed. Would Biir AM From Italy Seizure ol llic coastal railroad also would preclude the easy reinforcement of the German forces In southern France by troops from northern Italy. That brings us lo the overall o,v peels of the divide ,-,:!,-! conquer plan. The Invasion of the French Mediterranean const opens 'a fourth front, but It also spills the second and third front Into two separate fronts. liy slormliiR lllller'a southern French ramparts, the Allied force;, have completely oulllanked the llallan front. It puts Ihe Gcrmtm Gothic line In a precarious position, rmdy la topple the moment the Allied Fifth and British Eighth armies launch their all-out attack. But the main objective of the In- vailing armies In southern Fiance is. lo use tin; words of General Sir Henry Maltland Wilson, the cam-. rnamlcr of the new thrust, "To drive ofT the Germans and to effect a * Invasion Fleet Of 800 Ships Puts Assault Forces Ashore; Ground Opposition Is Feeble ll>- llnltnl 1'rrssi The (iliiisc (if UK- Allied invasion of southern France a SUCCCSH. The invasion nnnicH which slonncil ashore on llic Kleam- inif while »nntl8 of [ho Krench Meilitcmincan coast this IVonl"" 1 '° c "' Ublisllo<1 ril ' m I'WK.'fihendH along a 100-mile Hern was the way lhc latest comnninirme from Allied icii(ljiu«rlcr« summed it up: "liy mid-morning," il B uid : 'all lie landing wore i»i'uci!«.lii IB mia-eiifully nccordW to suiH>tliilc, JIKUIMHI. only lijjht urmmd mid air op Chicago Rye open iiigh low close " \ B ^""T 1 pres acin ',', 0 , .T', 1 Ulgn low «'<>s<M> ARKANSAS-Partly cloudy this striking Inland swiftly.' ! "°, mlriatct) for Member of thejSept. . 104;4 106!i 104JJ 105ft I04 ; S afternoon and Wednesday. Ffilr to- One observation nlanc ional Executive Committee. W. . 104V! 10614 10414 105% lOSii night. that on a S 60 miles' UTOimd home That was In reference lo lhc sky » li'Hln.i nl (jlWcrs HI nl transport lilanrs which swept In over Iho const, before dawn lo unload Ihnu- fliinds of American imd Urllluli jmr- alroopers behind ihu Na/.i coimlnl defenses. Several hnurs later, at 11:00 a.m. Franco time, llic main ussatill forco splashed ashore, from lhc Invasion urmiula of more than (1(10 ships, and within u few limns Ihe feeble dcr- man shore defenses were over-run. Fccljlc Deffitisffl Between the nlr.hornc troops and Iho niuitiill trocips, tho Germans uro reported to have bci!ii slumied and cndcrcd helpless. And, according to eyewitness accounts, inch- once fortnldiililii 'defenses Jutirtioii with Allied armies vnnolng from Normnndy." ad- House Prowler Again At Work Here Last Night A prowler again entered a Bly- thevllle home last night, lhc second night in succession, when $10 M-as stolen from the Charles Gray homo at 1028 West Main, . _ Jt Police reported that the man I " ;!(|J » sunwise move by vaulting pried open the screen door with an across the Loire river below Nantes Ice pick In the same manner tlie Tl "> Americans didn't follow up this P. A. Escarre house was entered action, they appeared to be waiting, the night before, when $100 was n °Ming their ten-mile bridgehead Elolcn. The burglcr entered llic bedroom, and removed the money from Mr. Gray's trousers. Mr. Gray set the time between 2 a. m. and 4 a. m. Police today continued their search for the culprit. Thai siiRcests that some armored columns In northern France will detach themselves from the drive .icinsj, northern France and drive southward to cut German communications clear across France again divide and conquer. The stage already has been set for Just such a maneuver. Last week General Omnr Brartley's flying columns, lliosc fast moving forces which sheared oft Brittany, ' as a possible springboard [or fu tuie action. Today the answer lo that maneuver came, In the invasion of southern France, in ihe classic pattern of divide and conquer. Weather UVUJA3 t>ny me mvitziu, ARKANSAS-Partly cloudy this striking Inland swiftly. Dim lirondcnsi said dial advanced press headquarters had been established "Mivcrul miles Inland." Another described . the Invasion coast of KoiiLhern France us crowded with Allied shipping, ivlth guns mil equipment, nlllng ushorc .from iimliiiK craft ii'ntl the enemy opposition, such as 11 was, nlilltcrnled by the Allied naval bombardment. American and French Infantrymen made up the bulk of the assault force. They were lhc pick of Iho velcran iirmles which have been miiwilng In lhc Mediterranean theii- ter for months, A; for DIB nlrfoorne operation, which was the largest of Us klm ever lo be carried out, II was spearheaded by American and British Ililni sec nuy large Iroop concentrations. However, Inter, American' I'hundcrbolb dive-bombed Nazi luliks trying lo reach the coast. • " ('Ixanlln rinccrs Germany's armies In the west" now nru cimglit In n giant pincers' between General liisonhower'u forces In northern France nnd those which now have landed In ',' vjuthcrn France. . ' • And as liio Nazi Mediterranean • > wall crumbles under Ihe impact" of the new thrust, llic Ocrnmns In Iho north arc .suffering a stnggcr- .'ng rclbnck, Allied plates; tanks nml infan- . ' , time ,, tlie Canadian . First has i pushed southward to - trymen n a yo opened the b a Iti e of annihilation ngalnst /lhc 100,000 trapped Clcrnmns In the Normimdy. pnctet. The Allied Uoous Imvc nil' bu(, slammed $hut .Uio/ciiemy's last V nipc ,|o [he. ml. Clencial I'ntlon's, America,!! Third Army Ims Mugged IU way northward Ho wllhln eight miles' and liosslbly less from Fnlalsc, «t the siime Army wltlilti two 'miles of that city. Front reports Indicate that the corridor between the two . advancing forces has been narrowed to less than Un • miles. And. at any rale. Die lliiniilering gtms of the troops together with Incessant nlr attacks haw marie the slim lifeline Virtually impassable. As Hitler's armies were pushed Into llic jaws of llic many Allied traps, more than 3000 planes . roared mil. from Britain to strike nt n • v,.,..|i;ii tun. uuiji ujiuiiu 10 ficriKc nt n paralroops and nlr-bornc hifnntry. .score ol a|r bases In Germany, the I, 'J indicated.timt the British army L.™ Countries nnd the Paris nrca. participation Ihus far hau been llm- -• • ' lied to this plinse of llic Invasion, Dcvrrs Aggressive Lender AH of lhc troops nre under Ihe southern France. Held command of Uciilciinnl General Jacob Dcvers. "Jnklc," us lie Is universally known lo Ills men. is raled one of the American iirmy's most aggressive loaders and has proved his ability and vcrsallllly in n series of Important assignments in lhc past four years. A former comnmnder of America's nrmorcd forces, he lias also handled such assignments as streamlining the field nrtlllery sclionl, as chief of slaff of Ihe Army's Panama Canal dcpnrlmcnl and as senior Army member of the board which selected sites for U. S. bases In lhc Al- lanllc. The first special Allied connnunl- ciue !im>oimc)»e Die success of the landing carefully refrains from glv- liiB the ptlncl|P:il assault points, an obvious cfforl lo spread conluslon among llic German coaslal garrl- Howcver, oermnti broiidcnsU say the main wclghl of the invasion came nlonq a rocky 16-mile stretch of (lie coast extending westward frnm n point IS miles southeast of ttis French Riviera playground of Cannes. According lo the German version, a full biilltilion of American para- lroops. alxjul 1COO men, landed St. Rjipbae) In this area. And It claims that another landing al- tcmpt four miles to lhc east was repulsed. However, German rciwrts of furious fighting along the coast appears to be purely for home front consumption. It seems pretty definite lhat Germany's Mediterranean wall, like It's Atlantic wall, has been breached beyond hope of repair. And General Sir Henry Malt- land Wilson, the supreme Allied commander In the Mediterranean, says lhat his forces will sweep Ihe Germans from their path. He adds llmt they will march northward through the heart of France and Join lip with Ihe Allied armies closing on Paris. And Wilson concludes: "Viclory Is certain." Reporls brought back by thous- nnds of Allied fliers who provided a pulverizing cover for the assault troops say Ihe invasion army Is reports The objective is lo keep', German planes awny from the' Iwo ivnslon Iron's, In northern -and Klghlcen missing, 16 Alllct! bombers';^ arc of them American. Workers to Vote On Union Issue Ricc-Stix Employees To Pass On Question Of Union Membership An election among approximately 3W employees of the Rlce-Stfx factory to determine whether ' they will affiliate with lhc Aninlgamal- cd Clothing Workers of America! a branch of the CIO, will be held Aug. 25. Miss Marie Klely ol St. Louis, CIO representallve, announced today. The election comes as a climax lo Die olRht months campaign waged b v ihe Amalgamated Cloth- IIIK Workers In their efforts to unionize ihe factory. The union filed with lhc National Labor Relations Board for the election. Tlie stipulation was'sign- ed b^ both the union and the company, and was approved by the NLRB. in the event that 51 per cent of the workers vote for Ihe union, the factory will be compelled by law to bargain wllh the Cloth- Ing Workers Union.' Voting will take place between 11 a. m. and 2 p. m, The voting place was not known at noon today. New Yqrk Stocks AT&T 1623-4 Amef Tobacco ... Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler 72 26 1-3 61 1-2 91 3-4 Gen Electric , 38 1-4, Cftrt Motors 627-8 Montgomery Ward 40 N Y.Central 19 1-4 Int Harvester on a flight 60 miles inland, It U S Steel Republic Steel 193-8 Socony Vacuum /. 135-3 Studebaker . 19 • Standards! N J 55 1-2 Texas Corp 48 68 1-4

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