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Soy. Weuf. Poptr/ /«,» vo/uofc/e to </,. War IHott! Watch this paper for Collection Dat«t BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ____ ™ DOMINANT N1W8PAPW Of NOHTMABfr ARKANSAS AHD BOUTHlAffT MISSOURI "^ BLYTHEVILLE, ARFKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1914 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS SOUTH FRANCE INVADERS MOVE INLAND Reds Set Argentine Gold Stocks In U. S. Ordered Frozen Exporting Privileges Denied As Result Of Foreign Policies WASHINGTON/Aug. 1C. (UP) — The United Stales has frozen Argentine gold stocks in this country. An official government spokesman says this move places Argentina on a footing with neutral nations which are not cooperating with the Allied war effort. The freeze means lhat Argentina cannot move any of her gold stonks out of the United States, but she *fi>/iy spend the gold or use it in imy }'*ay she wishes will) this country. Up until now, Ihe latin American nation has enjoyed Ihe same exporting privileges of other Alltsd and associaled nations. But rapidly deteriorating American-Argentine relations nnd United States displeasure with Argentina':, foreign policies have resulted in this new step. The freeze order ivus made known, when the Argentine Central Bunk requested to transfer some of her gold stocks to Buenos Aires, end was refused. None the less, an American Legion official Jtisl tack from a tour south of the border, says the Argentine people arc on the sfde of the United States. National Commander Warren Atlierton says the people of Argentina definitely do not belong to the Axis camp, and sooner or lalcr the government will be forced to Join this hemisphere In Us struggle against Germany and Ja pan. Atlierlon arrived in Los An geles from Mexico City. Osceola House Burglarized Early Hour Prowler Escapes With $347 From Johns Home OSCEOLA, Aug. 16.—Prowlers were again at work early yesterday morning when the home of Jimmy Johns was entered and $347 stolen. The" house was entered in much the same way as homes in Blythe- vllle, Wilson, Earle and Turrell, and several other towns on South Highway 61, which have been expcil- encing a series of burglaries. Sheriff Hale Jackson reported today. The sheriff said that the burglaries tire Relieved to be the work of one man who travels Highway 61 in an automobile. The burglar cut the screen of the kitchen window, released the screen latch, and entered through the window, officers said. He removed 5132 from Mr. Johns' trousers, and }215 from the trousers of Boyd Hennisee, i who was sleeping In an adjoining •frtedroom. Mr. Henesec, n recenilv \rtischarged war veteran, was visiting nt the Johns home. He ilveo al Truniann. Mr. Johns, who Is employed al (lie Sinclair Oil Co., estimated the time of the robbery at between I a.m.. nnd 5:30 a.m., yesterday morning. He said that he stayed up until about 12:30 a.m., counting gas coupons, and that lie believed a passerby saw him, and thought that he was counting money. The coupons which were in the wallet with the money, were not stolen. The money removed from his wallet belonged to the Sinclair OH Co., he told officers. i , _,, Mr. Johns awoke shortly before 6 o'clock nnd missed his trous-rs He notified Chief of Police J. w. Thrall- kill, who. with Sheriff. Jackson investigated. Police had questioned several suspects today, who later wjre le- leascd. Mrs. Mary B. Lcvan, 77, Suffers Fractured Hip Mrs. Mary B. Lcvan, 77, who makes her home with her daughter, |Mrs. J. L-. Ncwsom In the Pride .Suvdivlsion. fell yesterday afternoon in the yard of her home and fractured her left hip. Removed to the Dlythcvllle Hospital for treatment, the aged woman probably will be placed in a cast cither today or tomorrow. Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS—Livestock (WPA)—Hog receipts 6.500 head, with 5,500 salable. Top price 114.70. 150-240 pounds H.70; 120-140 pounds $13.25-14.25. Sows S13.95. Cattle receipts 6,450 head, with 5,000 salable. Calves 2,000, all salable. Slaughter sfccrs 9.75-17.50. Slaughter heifers 8.75-17.00. Stock- cr and feeder steers $7.50-13.00, On Two Fronts Air Army Deputy Lieut.-Gen. Frederick A. M. Browning, above, is British deputy commander of Hie nciv Allied Airborne Army, headed by Lienl.-Gen. Lewis H. Brerc- ton. The air army, first ot its kind, is composed of American and British paratroop and glider unils. Henry Toliver Ordered Held In Murder Case t Henry Toliver, Negro, was bound over to await action of Circuit Court in a preliminary lica'ring this mprji- Ing on a charge of murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Parlee Murry, Negress, whose bullet- riddled body was found -in a ditch near Blythcvilte Cotton Oil : Mlll July 20. " ... - •,. • Toliver's bond was rcfiiioed from ?3500 to $1500. He was at-ilfJKjriy «j- day after making bonrT. '.'•"' Testimony in court this morning revealed that his ear was seen leaving the Cottage Inn, a South First street tavern which the victim op- crate, between 12 p.m. and 1 a.m., the morning of July 20. Witnesses also said that Toliver and the woman were seen at the Greyhound Bus Stntlon around 1 o'clock that morning. Police testified at the hearing lhat stains found on Tolivcr's automobile were believed to be Mood steins, and that they believed (hat car tracks near the ditch where (lie body was found, corresponded with the pattern of the tire treads on Toliver's car. Jim Allen Haines, a farmer east of Blythevllle, told the court that he passed the Tolivcr car parked on the Plat Lake road, about 300 yards north of Highway 18, East, between 7 o'clock and 8 o'clock in the morning of July 20. He said as he passed Hie car. Toliver came from around back of the car, got Into the machine, and drove off. Another farmer, Wesley Stalling^, who lives on the Lynch farm on Flat. Lake road, testified that he saw the occupant of the car, which was parked near his house, get. o;it, and carry a parcel over to weeds by the side of the road. Before returning to the car, the Negro, whom Stalling* said he did not know, looked around, and saw the farmer watching him. The Negro returned to the spot, retrieved the parcel and returned to his car. As the Negro was returning to his car. Mr. Haines. who was en route to the Stalling? liomc, passed the parked auto, Mr. Stallings said. The suspecl is well known her,: where he Is in the trucking business. Kiwanis Club Meets A discussion of the proposed' Southern Consolidated Cooperative, Inc.. was held at the luncheon meeting of Klwiniis Club members today at Hotel Noble. A delegation from the local club will attend the organization, mert- Ing to be held In Memphis oil Sept. 1-^, under sponsorship o! the Memphis Chamber of Commerce. Japs Speculate On Locality Of Showdown Fight Between Philippines And Japan, According To Tokyo Spokesman Ry Unittd Press Japanese military authorities predict that the decisive battle of the Pacific will be fmtffhl nloti B tlio nrc linking Japnu with the Philippines. Tokyo radio, quoting a spokesman for the Japanese General Army Staff, says that's the eventual locality of n grand American offensive. The spokesman promised (he Japanese air force would have undisputed control of the air between Japan and the Philippines. But, In the next breath, he acknowledges that Japan's air power Is only about one third that of America. Japanese strategy, said the broadcast, involves drawing the Allies as close as possible, whereas In China, Jap strategy is offensive In character. While Japan speculates on future baltlcs, American filers went Inlo action along the Tlddim road in Burma, showering retreating Jap troops with machine gun fire. On the Salween front, Chinese troops stormed the city of Tcng- chung Monday, and are reported fighting In Hie ruins of the former British Consulate. ' VVflShlngtin is hopeful the Japanese growing manpower shortage will cause Tokyo -to cooperate in another exchange of inemy nationals. - '_;.'. , State -'riepart men't officials "say more than 9,000 Japanese who are willing to -be repatriated still remain in the United States. Since the exchange ship Grips- holm returned from its second Japanese-American voyage last September, the enemy has turned a deaf cnr to attempts at further exchange negotiations. Counter-Attacks Near Warsaw And Along East Prussian Front Force Soviets To Give Ground MOSCOW, AIIB. 1(> (U.P.)—The Russians have sunVretl their first sellwcks since the start of the Russian summer offensive. They have given ground on two fronls, around Warsaw, and a little over 200 mile., („ tho north, beyond the northeastern frontier of Knsf Prussia. Tlie Nazis .attacked into two directions from ]'\-HKK Warsaw's easternmost suburb. They drove wwhres in the Soviet hnes in otic sector. Russian counter-blows restored the «it- ii.'itioii. ) he Germans then brought up reserves, and renew- Arkadelphian To Head Legion Dwighr Crawford To Serve As Commander Of Arkansas Group LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 10 (UP) — Dwlght Crnu'ford of Arkndclnhlu has been elected stale commander of tho American Legion, Arkansas Department. Crawford, who served the past lyear as department udjulnnl, was elected nl Hie closing session ol the department's annual convention at Little nock yesterday afternoon. Mr. Crawfovc succeed Harry O. Miller of El Dorado 1 . Other officers elected were: vice commander, eastern district, Allen Shepherd of Pine Bluff; vice com rounder, western district, Jerry Ln- niarr of Fwycttevlllc, nnd the Rev. w A. Sliced of Jone.sbnro. cluin- laln. The convention delegate went on record as lavorlnj; required mil itary 'training for the youth of tho country, and (he continuation ol auxiliary military mills In the postwar period, and .unanimously expressed favor of one yenr of military training for youths up lo 2 years of age. A resolution drawn up by Colonel Henilrlx Lackey of the A'rt:»n- •TS State Guard which rccommend- 1 that the National Gunrd sys- ctl tlio assault. Lithuania, 30,000 German .loops sumshc'd against n narrow Russian sector al,a point ulimil 53 lilies above (lie Prussian Junction or Tilsit. They entered a Bovlct- I'llliige. but were Inter ousted by the missions. Fierce righting still niKiiiR ttmxiithout the area. 'lo (he north. General Mnslcnnl- kov's Soviet Baltic Army limned, to wllliln M miles nf an Important niII Junction on tlio Estoiilan-Lnt- vliin border.' Capture nf the tnwi would .sever major rail comtniinlciv linns between the two counlrlcr,. The Russians also hare advanced south of Warsaw, where Ihey cn- tliclr bridgehead on the West hank of the Vistula river, and captured several villages. The Germans countcr-allacked in an al- Icjnpl to rc-takc the vlllnucs, but were thrown back. They lost 22 (milts and 25 armored troop carriers. , I" sonOiC'aslcrn Europe, (hero nrc Increasing signs of discontent In Ihe Ijalknns. According to the of- llclal Qcrinan news ngcney, the .. 'Ian parliament will meet tomorrow In an emergency session. At Ihe same lime, reports circulating In Turkey say that a former president of tlie Bulgarian pnrlla- incnt has arrived In Ankara to make pence overtures. ., TODAY'S WAR ' ! Blitzkrieg Conies Home To Germany lly Kl) HoltHV Dulled Press SlnfT U'rllrr Illslory Is playlnc a liaii hick on tho CU'i'innns. It Is crediting them with introducing tho very slrntegy Hint IB bringing about the llnul ilpfonl o( Ocnuany. In his llrst <|iilck Hush o[ ixiwcr, Adolf Hitler made the decisions, carefully sclccled cnch new morsel lor his Iniul-liuiiBiy nation, rhoso each new victim with llio assurance, nt the hnnginiin Dial lie mis and i:i- Vlctorlcs came mid they rame easy, Ausirhi, Ucntnark, Chechoslo- vakia, Poliind, Norwny. I'Ynnre, nsi- Ulnin, llolluiul—lh« list la lung. Fearful Word "nill/krlcu" WHS (ho new word, n German word, and It struck leur Intp Ihb heart of all ISinopean na- thiin. 1 Bnl toilny those victims nmniiosd vlcUirlcti aru coming luiine lo luunil Hitler and his Nn/ls. fjnmlng homo to roost on the power of that sumo word—"lilll/krlci!," It's war, Allied style. Now it's the Allied lilch command which inake.H tho hlslory-slm]iln,t (Icc-lslons. It'll the leaders of tho United Stales, Drllaln and Itussla who decide where to strike, when to strike. It's Hie soldiers of the United Nations thnl knlfo Ihroiuih dc- iiiiso lines lhat melt Hko butter, ulling up phenomenal gi,lm In thei ISO-Year-Old Fire Wilt Be Kept Burning SALUDA, N. C., Aug. 16. (UP) —A new generation has fallen heir to guardianship of a fire which has burned conlimiously on the ancestral hearth for a century and a half. At the death last week of S4- ycar-old William Morris who tended the fire for 60 year.*, Hampton Owens, a nephew-in- law, took over the ftre-walchln; duty. He said today that ho and his wife will move Inlo the ancient cabin to continue the heritage for another generation. One hundred and fifty years ago his ancestors started the fire on the same hearth in (lie samo cabin and guarded it continuously providing coals for relighting hearths In the community. Sub Builders Ignore Order To End Strike By United Press On the east coast, 12,000 striking submarine workers at the Efeclric Boat Company yards in Grolon, Conn., have Ignored K Navy back to work order. The strikers submitted a proposal u(1Ilrl ;f v "Jc; Henry Pay- to the company this morning which I " v ' ; f om Com ' 1 iPP. Prescotl; was rejected because the company ™-!?_ Ur! ""°™- El Dorado; Truman Two Combat Veterans Talk At Lions Meeting Veterans of service overseas with the Army Air l'V)rccs lold briefly of their experiences In the war when members of the Dlythcvlllc Lions club met yesterday for recently r wrsra under any circumstances, more favorable financial consldcra- lion that Is given discharged ser- vlccmcn and women. The convenlion elected 13 dele- Bates at lan;e to attend the national conycntlon. Tlinj- nre Governor Adklns, Boh stsson, Little Rock; Joe. Hoarne, Jonesboro; Nell) Reed, AU ' '" Cannes Is Captured Radio Algiers Says- Allied Losses Light Jly United I'roMi The Allied invasion of southern France is gaining ground with clockwork precision. .-..',... ,. A lulu coinimiijiqiio snys wonio of our forces along the 40-mile invasion front' Imtvvcon Toulon and Cahiies, have swept as fur as oinlit miles inlimd. Kvery initinl objective has- been taken, nnd cnsimltics on Ihe nnd night of the Invasion have boon exceptionally light. Thai j s ih c of- ficiftl word from the lutcsl Home coninuiniqucs. it reveals Unit the waves of lis.snult troops rolling across the lumlnyr benches' rim into .some opposition from German bench troops and coastal batteries last night. lint it says these defenses now have been overrun. -:; • .'• A ..composite of front J i'u"itcliL", 1 1 ~ ' shows lhat mi mnuy sectors along Mm Invasion front, Allied forces, rolltiH; over what light opposition they encountered, Imve swept into (he hills behind (lie coastline. Moreover, mnny mori.' miles Inland, Allied paraclmli: troops lauded during the first singes of thn invasion, have now been heavily reinforced will) more men nnd more equipment. Yrsuircliiy and last night, huge sky-lvniJis of Inm.iuorl plnnes towing swept over . Hcber Springs; I. rj. Hardwlck| Henry Pay- was rejected because the company charged It Included "several Illegal conditions." And so the strike goes into its third day, with the production ot submarines at a standstill. The men say they have 34 grievances against the firm, and company officials have refused to do anything about It. Youth Captured After Footrace With Officers stolen irom Cape Glrar- , •" "° B" U " me mcaai lor sav- )., was recovered about 1; lng slx P cr w»s f rom d roW nlng ;hts afternoon, and Ihc nc!>r Bil t<svtllc on May 21. Edward A!)!, 17, was ' Illc mc(l!l1 wns awarded by dl- A car stolen from Cape Glrar- deau. Mo., o'clock thl occupant, Edward A!)!, 17, was pursued on foot for about one-half mile over Hie Afreets of niythcville before he was captured by police. The Ahl youth, who gave his address as "nowhere in particular," was In the jail hsre today waiting the arrival of Missouri officers. Police were called to investigate the youth when he stopped at "Doc" Dean's Service Station for ga.v. The youth was trying lo obtain gas without any coupons, and Ills actions aroused suspicion, which led to the police being called. Whcii the police car approached, the boy jumped from his car and ran down the street. Patrolmen Clifford Watkjns and Guy Oean | pursued the boy down the street j until he .was captured. „„„ . " r ' S ™ rcy ' "os-s, Fort Smith; Robert Gordon, Dcrmott; Joe Morrison, Stuttgart, and J. K. Newsum, North Lltlle Rock. Soldier Rescues Six From Water And Wins Medal LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 16 (U.P.) — A Batesvlllc trainee at Camp Robinson has been awarded the soldier's Medal. The trainee, Pvt. Elmer E. McCoy, was given the medal for sav- Now It's Hitler wlio womliim whore llic next blow will fall, when it will come, iind that explains on L iif the really astounding events of the war, Die Invasion of soitlhcrn France. For monlhs, the Gcrmnii and quisling radios boasted of lliolr defenses In southern Franco. Thoy told how thoy, had converted Ilia fumed Mediterranean pluyground Into n bristling' 1 will, how Ihcy hud hii rdciia'tl •'. ' tlio., soft" "underbelly "At France... . , , . , Defenses Slmtferrit The rjormans weren't lalkliifi through Ihcir hats ellhor. Allied troops saw those formidable defenses alonu the French coast yesterday. Hut In one quick stab, lliu American and French troops speared their way through that. hard crust and today Hitler's Mediterranean wall has crumbled beyond repair. j Despite the string of 'powerful coastal defenses Hint they had built up, the acrinnns offered almost no opposition. Allied casualties were j iiimiKliigly low—IhLs, n cheering trlb- In the South Pacific, were the speakers. Guests at the meeting, In adl-|utc to llic controlling power ot the. lion to the two service men. were Moody Barrcntlnc of Joncsboro, L. O. Nash, Mr. Mays of Lltlle Rock, and Gene Flecmtm of Manila. New York Cotton Mar. . 2006 ' 2113 2091 2112 2009 May . 2074 2092 2070 21X10 2067 July . 2053 2067 20-18 2060 20-14 Oct. . 2136 2152 2131 2149 2030 Dec. . 2116 2135 2113 2132 3111 N. O. Cotton • Mnr. . 2009 21 If! 2004 211!) 2091 May . 2078 2095 2012 2005 2070 July . 2140 2152 2133 2150 2131 Dec. . 2122 2135 2113 2132 21H • -f Fruit Expert , *« • --• -r\ Chicago Wheat open high low close . 154 I5«i 1535; 154H i53-t 154 154 TS 15354 154TS 154 Sept. Dec. Chicago Rye open high low close pr,cl. .Sept. . 105?; 107-y, 105 107% 105•«, Dec, . 105% 107% 105 107M 105K Tabby Adopts Rabbits i/ FERTILE, Minn. (UP)-GrleF when a tomcat look It upon himself to do away with her five kli lens, caused a mother cat on O.c Herman Uuther farm to adopts baby rabbits whoso mother sccitt'<d' Blad to be relieved of her babies:/ - rection ot the President and the war Department. The accompanying citation &aid in part: "Private McCoy was instrumental In rescuing six occupants from an automobile which had plunged from lluddcll Mill Dam Into dcht feet of water. With complete disregard for his own safety, Private McCoy unhesitatingly dived 11 feet from a bridge into the water and made several lrlrw to the bank with the occupants of the car, successfully saving them all." A Her he was .successful in gct- Ing the people to shore, Private McCoy ran a rmnrtcr mile to a telephone and called an ambulance. The private says he missed his train and was a day laic getting back tb camp but that everything was "O. K." when the commanding officers found out what had happened. Private McCoy is the son of Mrs. Pearl McCoy, who lives near uates- vll/e. 'eather ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy In south. Mostly cloudy In north portion. Scattered thundershowcrs in cxlrcmc north portion this afternoon and In north portion tonight. Thursday, partly cloudy In north nnd central portion. Scattered thim- dershowcrs north portion. . Allied armies, of their abilities to launch still more blows. The Qrrnian high command apparently had to drain -Its forces In southern France In mi effort to stabilize the cracking front In northern Frnnce. With tho Allied high command prepared to storm other German ramparts, the Nnxl gcncrnls just couldn't commit' large forces lo the French Mediterranean const. In all probability, Ihe Germans will put up stiff resistance In tho difficult terrain guarding the approaches lo the Rhone river valley, the historic Invasion roulc of France's conquerors. Allies Call Ihe I'hy" Hut the Initial success of the Invasion thrust clearly ciemonstnitcs that Ihc Allies now are making the decisions, forcing the Germane to conform lo Ihclr strategy, a far cry from the days of German confines!.. The Allies have stolen anjthnr Icnf from the Nazi book of <mlck victory. The Invasion of nouilicrn Franco provides the most powerful llfth column ever created, cither by the Axis or the United Nations. Southern France has always l»rcn the home of the most explosive Frenchman. It was In Marseille in 1792 that Barbarcnix's "600 Marr.eli- lals" began Ihclr inarch to Park; with a song oh their lips that was lo become part of the cultural heri- lagr of the free peoples of (he world. Some 150 years later, they still nre singing rcbcllloirsly. But they've teen doing some shooting too., For Boulhern France Is the home of the Maquis, the famed French p?_- Irlol.-!. And Ihc invasion has con~ verted this powerful force from a potential to on actual military asset. All of which gives added significance to General Eisenhower's order of llic day predicting that this week may be one of the most mo- iner.lous of the war. .The Duke of Windsor "eyes a peach harvested by some of his ;constituenl Bahamans al Chandler's Orchard, Millon, Del., and apparently the fruit passes musler. The Duke paid a visit to the V. S. to survey the job being done by Bahamans brought here to relieve man- Ihe front lines dropping reinforcements nnd equipment. Vhik Sull'i mrliss These . |>llilor trains were completely unopposed by Ihc Clcrmnn Air Force and encounteretl scarcely any anll-alrcralt fire. An American correspondent who made two missions wllh Ihc glider twins, suys the pilots.lold him they put their flak Mills, on every Una- l)u>y approach Hie Prcr.tii const, but 11 was a waste of lime. Nothing ever was thrown up nt,, tlipni, , Rndlo Algiers htis brenticnsl another report Hut the jtorl and resort city of Cannes,hnfi )>ccn captured.; The (inmri report wn? heard Iqst^h.ljfht bill It has not been con- llrmcc!. Tlio Oermnns .iny port Inslalln- llons al Cannes, nt Nice, nnd St. Trope/, hnvc been blown up by Nn/l demolition squads. Other enemy reports place wine of our troops as much ns 10 miles Inland from the benches of the French rlvlcra. A military spokesman In VVnsh- l»Klon savs some Invasion elements have reached Important roiirt Jiinc- llons well Inside noiilhcrii France. And he ,say« Hint the destruction of Clennan commiinlniillons all through (he nren lins been so thorough that Ihe have been unable lo rend forcefully. To March Nnrlhwnril Then, the military spokesman snys: "There Is no question Mint Ihc Allied Invasion forces will clcnn up In Ihe south and advance up Ihe nhrmc river valley lo join up wllh Hie forces from the north." All In all, front dispatches rnvenl that five towns have been capture! during Ihc first stages of llio In- vajlon. Just where HID mnln power of llic nssanll Is concentrated Is not clear. The Allies do Dol say for reasons of military secrecy, hut the Germans say It appears lo be close to the enstcrn end of Ihc front, southwest of Cannes. At the other end. official reports place our forces 28 mile.'; from Ihc blR naval base of Toulon, nut front dispatches place oilier Allied Iroops as close as nine miles from Toulon, in a drive lo outflank or envelop It. Offshore, Ihr clnnt naval rltlcs aboard Allied warships have lifted their slulils and now arc ripping Into Ihc Nn/,1 defenses Inland. Nn- val observers say the warship fire Is heavier and more accuralc tlinn durltie nny previous Mediterranean operation. Palrlols Slagft Uprising And now a new squeeze play may be starting to clamp on Die Nnzl.1 In the south of France. Reports from Switzerland say the French Manuls forces In Ihe Upper Rhone valley, have started a general .uprising. Ann that the patriot Iroops nlrcadi- have c.iplurcd two German filrnnzbold-i. If Ilie Swiss reports are true, it's possible Unit the Mat|iil forces may own a drive southward through the Rhone vallev Irom the Lvon Taxicab Overcharges Under Investigation DATESVILLE, Ark., Aug. 16 (UP) —OI'A Is investigating reports that Batcsvillc taxicab operators are overcharging service men on furlough. Reports allege thai as much as one dollar per mile Is being charged to take service men to their homes from Balcsvlllc. Mayor Jarcd Trevathan says he will ask the city council to enact legislation regulating fares of tasl operators licensed to do business In Batesvillc. area, lo mecl- the Allied forces driving upward. Once joined, the valley would be cleared of the enemy for the next obleclive of driving up lo join Ihe Allies fighting In northern France. Uepfrls from nnrlhnrn France lo- dav are that both Ihe Canadians and the Americans nre now striking into the pocket of Germans all bnl trapped In a loop between F»- lalsc and Argcntan. Tlie Canadians have driven Into the outskirts of Falafse itself. The corridor between them- and the Yonks driving up beyond Argcnlan now is reported lo be less than six miles wide. Tiuppcd I'nlti Spill German forces in the pocket nrc aid to be splitting Into small seg- menls, each facing tie job of try- Ing to escape as best it can. Dispatches from Ihe front say some of these segments have surrendered as a group lo the Allies rather than fight their way through. And others are satd to have walk- unsuspectingly right Into Allied lints. Some 4-IOD Germans were lakcn prlsoneivln n 10-hour,pc,rlod. On the uppor fringe of the loop, Hrlllsh imons have cut thn highway between Condc and Fnlalse mill are mopping up n pockfcl of enemy reslslanco Ihcrc. Tlio Ocrmiuili say that Allied armored forces have resumed .'the' nslwavd drive toward Paris. The !iwmy report snys our lankssnre low rolling loward; Chartrc's, 40 miles from Ihe French capital. In the nli'i about 2000 .American plrinc.s frnin bases In Britain and Italy hammered' cnciiiy targets throughout Germany- nnd France. 'Ihclr main .objectives, were Nazi air bases, fuel depots and replace-/ monl centers. None of Ihc fofmn- lions mot miy Interference from the Ucnuiiii Air Force. . TwoHeldHere ; '..'!• ' '. ' .'. 'I' In Assault Case ' ' '' •.. '- - v • ) f Girl Accuses Men Of Forcing Her Into Car Near Courthouse Here Two loiitil incii ivere held In the county Jiill here today" on charges assault - preferred by a 20-ycar-oltl of nllemplcd Monday hltjhl Kentucky girl who Is visiting her uncle In Blyllievlllo. F. L. Wicker, (ilraiit 35, and Vlr- Kl! Martjn, 23. denied to officers Hint Ihey forced (lie girl to nc- compHtiy them In their automobile Monday nflcrnooti nnd ntlcmpterf lo assault her. The girl told officers that tlie men accosted her near the Blythe- vllle courthouse wllliln n few hundred feet of the police station. She was walking down the street after coming from the courthouse; she liiid been lo enlist In ,UTe WAVES, when lh c two men. grabbed her, she said. They' dr.qyc'to Manila where the two men .,beSl her, she lold officers, then, dnjjp Into a cotton field on the Floemnn relate, southeast of Manila, and attempted to assault her. She said lhat th 0 cnr became stuck In snn'd In the field, and while the two men were trying to get the car out, she broke away and rnn to n near- bv farm house, 'occupied by Mrs: Olarn Hornburgcr. who called police. Officers snld they receiver! Mrs. Hornburgcr's call about 9:30 Police chief Oacar Grnnt ami Constable Newt Moore of Manila arresle.' the two men at the cotton field, niid placed them in the Mnnlla Jail. They were removed to the local jrvii ycslcrclny hftcrnoon. The girl, who was badly bruised • about the face, was taken to a doctor In Manila. The men lold officers that the irirl had spent the afternoon with them. They lold officers that '(hey picked her up near the court house about 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. The girl's story, substantiated by her uncle, said that she did nnt leave her house until 2:15 o'clock. and she went direct! to Ihe WAVE Recruiting office, and there filled out papers concerning her n tion for enlistment in the WAVES. She said (hat it was about .5:30 o'clock when the two men ., np- prpnchcd her near the court house. The two men were bound over to nwall action of the Circuit Court In Manila yesterday at a preliminary hearing before Magistrate \V. n. Brown. New York Stocks STOCKS— . 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