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VOL. XLI—NO 130 SoVcWaste Paper/ H is valuable to tht WarSHortl Watch thit paper for Collection Da*osf ' BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH« DOiUMAMT NKWHPAPKR 0» NORTHEAST »mr»NBi a .»^ =„ 1 "' *•»-* W f K.^ BlyttevUle Dally New BlythevUle Herald Blyth»«Ue Courier MlsslMlppl Vailey Leader KKWHPAPKR 09 NQRTjgABT ARKANSAS AMD eoUTiUCAFJT MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 104* SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ^j ../ro First President Of Iceland Will Visit Roosevelt Sveinn Bjornsson Will Arrive Next Thursday For Official Call WASHINGTON, Aug. 19. (IJPI- Ornchil Washington soon will welcome Die first president of the new republic of Iceland, Sveinn Bjornsson. BJorusson wjij arrive in the nation's capital next Thursday for n tlirce-ciay official visit. He will be the guest of President Roosevelt. The announcement of BJornsson's visit has led to speculation thai it will involve discussions or what Is to be done with American bases In Iceland after the war. Iceland, which severed its tics witli Denmark and proclaimed its independence in June, has cmpha- jzcci that it will Insist on the ful- ilmenl .of an agreement with the United States. Under this agreement, nil American troops are to be withdrawn immediately alter the end of the war. Following his visit in Washington, Bjornsson expects to spend several clays In New York before returning to Iceland. 'N'-Services Will Be Held For Number Nine Youth Derrel Beckett, .14, died at 3:40 o'clock yesterday afternoon ot Walls Hospital following an emergency appendectomy. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Beckelt of near Number Nine Community. Born near Trenton, Tenti., the youth moved to this section .--ix years ago with his parents, who make their home on the' Paul Cooper farm. He also leaves four' sisters, Edna, Andrea, Rcba, and Louise, all at home, and three brothers, M. B. Jrf, James and Fred, all at home. Funeral services -will be held at 11 o'clock tomorrow morning at the Union Church near Trenton. Burial will be made at Union • Cemeteiv. Holt Funeral Home Is in charge f arrangements. Retrenchment Of Crops Predicted For Next Year WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (OP) — Hie Government may ask farmers to cut down some of their 'crops next year. The chief of tlie Agricultural Adjustment Agency. N. E. Dodd, explains that war food production has passed its peak. Dodd says that a retrenchment of some crops is how in order, and the cut may amount to a 10 lo 15 cent reduction in crop acreage in 1945. Dodd expects the major cuts will be in dry field peas and beans. However, war needs of essential fais and oik are expected to continue at high levels and higher crap goals may be set for peanuts nnd soybeans. Thc AAA chief predicts that the demand for wheat and corn will remain large for another three or four years. Discharged Servicemen To Get Lower Roil Rate LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 19. (UP>Tom Wood, chief of rates for the Arkansas Corporation Commission, says the commission has issued an order allowing discharged servicemen to ride the railways home at reduced rates. Under the order, effective Sept. 1, Arkansas railroads will bc authorized to reduce one-way fares to 1 1-4 cents per mile for discharged or retired members of the -armed forces. : Tlie regular one-way coach fare is 3 3-10 cents per mile. Corporal Meharg Suffers Wound In Guam Battle Corp. Billy Meharg has bcc.i wounded tn action, his parents Mr and Mrs. Buck Meharg, were informed this morning in a letter from Corporal Meharg, written from & hospital somewhere in the Pacific area. It was believed that he received his wounds In the Guam ) battle. A member of the.Marine Corps, the 24-year-old Blythevillc man also participated In thc Battle of Bougainville. He has been overseas 19 mouths. When he enlisted in the Marines in February, 1942, he was employed at the Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. here. He wrote that his thumb was healing, and ha expected to undergo nn operation next week for removal of shrapnel In his arm and chest. He also told his parents of recently seeing Bobby McHaney, a fellow Marino, son of Mr. and Mrs. John McHaney. Weother ARKANSAS—Generally fair this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. Just Before the End ENTER SUBURBS ' "~" T ; ~ - H - : — — - : - K PARIS Nazi sailors cringe on conning tower of a Nazi U-boat, under attack by u. S. Army and Navy planes A few minutes later the sub sank under a Juill of depth bombs dropped l>y B-Z5s .uul Navy l>um. (Navy •' K ''"' photo via NE A Telepholo.) BaleSGinned At Manila And Milliganfiidge ' Mississippi County's first bale of 1944 coltpn reported to the Courier News was ginned yesterday by the Dixie Gin Co., of Manila, also glnners of Ihe first, hale last year. Claiming honors>..'with the Manila gin was the Farmers Gin at MifUsan Ridge, which .also ginned its first 1944 bale yesterday'/"'".'•'.•i The variety-'of cotion in the Manila bale'was StoiiRillle. 2-B," grown b'y'-J* :\V., Martin p1l*rW**e?i"rMes Ratz'and'Co., fanri" south of Manila. The Dixie G!h is owned and operated by Hale Jackson and Jess Horner, Tile weight of the bnle was 504 pounds. The cotton ginned at the Farmers Gin, owned and operated by W. W. Watson Jr., and W. W. Watson Sr., was DPL No. 2 variety. The cotton was grown by George Webster on the Armour Sparks farm. Slightly more than 1400 pounds of seed cotton ginned a 540-pound bale. Legion Will Install New Officers Tuesday Installation services for the incoming officers of the Dud Cason Post of thc American Legion will be held Tuesday night, 8:30 o'clock, at the hut, it was announced today. All members arc invited to al- tcnrt. this meeting, when a number of out-of-town guests also are expected to bc present. J. L. Terrell will become the new commander, succeeding Dr. W. A. Grimmett, who has served in that oifice during the past year. Latest Model Of Flying Bomb Carries Pilot LONDON, Aug. ID (UP)—A formidable fleet of Allied planes surged across the channel toward PYancc today. Some of them were headed for Paris, while others apparently took up Die campaign lo smash enemy escape routes and transportation facilities. Radio National in Germany proclaims tre long-awaited appearance of thc war singe of "V-2"— Nazi revenge weapon number two. Thc enemy says it's a new and large type of Hying bomb, piloted by an airman who balls out just before the missiic crashes and e.v- plodes. Th c station claims tlie bombs wcrc used for the first time yeslcr- day, but it gave no details. Meanwhile, thc regular one-ton robou continued to fall In London and Southern England during thc ighl ad ,in daylight today. They caused casualties and damage. Livestock - ST. LOUIS. Aug. 19 (UP)—Hogs 1,400; salable 400; few scaltercd sales steady at $1,470 for good anct choice 150 to 240 Ibs., few heavier weights and sows, $13.95 compared with last Friday all kinds steady; market extremely active. Cattle, 1050, salable 50. Calves, none. Bulks for the week, good and choice steers S15.-16.85; common and medium steers- 411.25-14.50; cutter $8-9.50; western grass steers $11.25-13.75; good and choice heifers and mixed yearlings $14-16.25; common and medium $10-13.75; canners $7-8; good cows $1.25-12.50; common and medium beef cows 57.75-10.75; canner cows $5.50-7.50.,' Lipscomb Rites ' Held Thursday AtSteele.Mo. STEELE. Mo., Aug. 19—Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Pauline Lipscomb of Cnrtithersviile were held Thursday afternoon at the Baptist church here wilh the Rev. H. W. Ellis, pastor, officiating. Burial was -made al Mount Zion Cemetery. Mrs. Lipscomb, 39, died Monday at her home' in Carulhersvillc 'after an Illness- of several months. She had for'merly' lived hi Stcele for 24 years, and 'moved to Oaruth- eWHle" wlti'/'iier liiisban'd,-Jesse-B.' Lipscooib, eight months ago. : She leaves In addllion to her husband, a son. Corp. Willis /Lipscomb, overseas, and a daughter, Mrs. Jesalce Brooks of Carulhers- vllte, a brother, Lutlon Miller of California, and father, Jim Miller of Caruthersvtlle. German Funeral Home was In charge of arrangements. Correspondents Analyze Enemy Fanaticism Of Jap Called Guarantee Of U. S. Victory By United Press Two United Press war correspondents back frpni the Marianas- givo an interesting account of the campaign there. And the reporters have formed their own ideas of the tyi>c of enemy our men arc facing. Mac R. Johnson and Richard W. Johnston say that the fanaticism of tlie Japanese soldier guarantees an eventual American vic- tcry in the Pacific, but the correspondents point out that victory nill not be cheap. Of this, the writers are convinced after covering the fighting on Saipan, Guam and Tinian. They say the Japanese Is a strange enemy because he desires death, and Ins morbid dream of Joining his ancestors does not make for military efficiency. At Snipan. for instance, the writers say that when our Marines closed in on the last remaining Japanese, the enemy became a collection of crazed individuals inlcut on death. On July G, the trapped Japanese marie one of their notorious .banzia. attacks. When it was over, 43000 enemy dead wcr c counted, compared wilh less than 1000 American ' casualties. Two days liter, organized resistance ended. Thc last days of the battles for Guam and Tinian followed the same pattern. Mac Johnson and Richard Johnston conclude that the Japanese do not have the spiritual belief, the civilirxid principles, the military thinking, tlie common sense, or the instinct lo quit when beaten. Thus, Die correspondents predict that the remainder of our Pacific campaign will be a furious war of annihilation. And lhat it will be costly lo our side, bul much costlier to the enemy. Late Bulletins SUI'KKAIK. IIDADQUARTKIIS, A.t:.F., Aug. ID. (UP)—Keporls reaching lieailiiiinrlers say Amerl-' can nrmcircil iialrols may have entered Paris loilay. POKT IHHJ, Spain, AUR. 10. 1111')—Thc Cicrmau army Is re- |>or(cd reliably tn have withdrawn Us Iroops from the entire Franco-Spanish frontier. 'HOME, Aug. 10. (UP)—Apprbs- hrmlely 250 American heavy bombers attacked enemy targets in tlie Ploesli oil fields of Iloma- nia lortay for the third consecu-. live day.. < . .„ ,',,..; NEW YORK, Aug. 19. (UP) — The Weallicr Bureau lias scnl mil storm warnings (o Miami (o lake precautions against the hurrlcarlc Incalcci at present in the ccnlral Caribbean Sea. Westbrooke Is Selected Chancellor E. L. Westbrooke Jr., oi Jones-: boro was chosen the Chancellor ot the 12th Chancery District to SIK- cecd Francis Cherry, who will enter the Navy later this month. Mr. Westbrooke will take ofiic'; early next week, and will preside here at the adjourned day of Chancery Court, Aug. 23. A large number. of niylhcvillc attorneys attended the election meeting in Joncsboro yesterday af- tmoon. Among those attending mm Gcorg Barhnm, Graham Sudbcu,-y, C. M. Buck, Claud Cooper, Frank Douglas, Marcus Evrard, Max B. Reid, Doyle Henderson, V. G. Holland, Jesse Taylor, W. Leon Smith, Percy Wright, G. E. Keck, Lucien Coleman, and Virgil Greene. Chicago Wheat open high low close prcl Sept. . 154^ 1541& 154 K 154% 154^1 Dec. . 154<)i 155 154-S 153% 154K Chicago Rye open high low close, Sei>t. . 10Y 107 105% 10554 10T.1 DDC. . 106% 1Q6.J log i 06vs ]07!4 The roar of the diving night- lawk is made by the rush of air through its wing a.ullls. inquest Ordered In Vires Death Missouri Officer's Body Found Friday On Highway 84 CARUTHEUSVILLE," Ma, Aup. 19 —The body of Deputy Sheriff W. O. Vires of Peach Orchard was fo'jiiil early yesterday morning on Highway 84. Tlie cause of the death of Ihe well-known Pcjnlscot County man, who was also city marshal of Peach Orchard, north of Warded, had not been determined this morning. A coroners jury was called this morning by Coroner J. V. Mrx>rc of Hayti in an attempt lo determine thc cause. He is survived by his wife, n son, Carl Henry Vires, in tlic .Medical Corps, stationed in Schlcks General Hospital at Clinton, Iowa; three brothers, John Allen Vires of Dayton, Ohio, Virgil and Cubbic Vires' of Dyersburg, Tenn., and a sister, Mrs. Rosa McClearn of Oak Hldge, Tcnn, Funeral services will bc hflti at 10 o'clock tomorrow at the reach Orchard Baptist Church. Thc borly will be, taken to Dyersburg. for burial. H. S, Smith Funeral Home Is In charge of arrangements. N. 0. Cotton Mar. . 2125 2134 2125 2128 213& May . 2105 2112 2105 2105 2117 July . 2079 2084 2079 2077 2038 Oct. . 2162 2170 2162 2163 2175 Dec. . 2145 2152 2143 2H5 2151 ians And Reported In Peace Talks Representatives Now Meeting With Allies/ • Correspondent Says • lly United 1'rcss •linlli liulgaria mill 1'lnliind are reported lo be »l l«,sl cmjiiml In pence; negotiations. An American radio correspondent says. Irom Ankara that representatives of the Unitarian-government we bilking Icriiis with American and British representatives, mid that Kussla has approved the dlscussloiK. AiuTlho Uiitlsh radio reiwrls ihnt Finland's pvcsldenl, 'Marshal-Man- iierheini,. •«»«' Is. engaged In dual peacy negotiations with Russia. Turning from the diplomatic tu the fighting front in.the cnst, things still .appear bright. EnRauliiK In ,i sin-prising, piece of strategy, (lie First Soviet Ukrainian army, utter brassing to the west side ot the Vistula flyer,, turned north instead 'i>f proceeding west. The Russian mow )>y-passcd the fortress of Hadom, aiid evidently caught the Germans in southern Poland olV guard. The Red army column evaded considerable German resistance, and moveif up Die west uiuik of tho Vistula to within less than 50 miles of Warsaw. .Now.the Polish capital Is confronted by two Russian drives—one from the northeast, and the other from the soulh. Because of the great progress shown today. Marshal K«. n'cy's.First Ukrainian Army may well be the Soviet force which lakes Warsaw. .The London radio says today the Russians have resumed Hie pllcnsiv'c-'northeast of Wnrsfiiv, where Nazi counter-attacks had driven a salient in their lines, To the north of Warsaw, other Russian forces may lie,crossing from Lithuania Into East Prussia. Early reports from Moscow say Soviet troops are nigging In on the bor'dcr. But later reports from'Berlin siiy that Na?.l East Prussian' border troops are falling back. So, the Invasion of the Reich from the east may at Inst be underway. Still farther north, In the Baltic states, the Germans arc losing out In counter-attacks. The Nazis drove two wedges Into Russian lines. Hut the Russians eliminated one wedge, arid 'stopped the other before the Soviet-line along the Baltic Sea was breached. Soys Dealers Withholding Pepper Stock' WASHINGTON, Aug. 19. (UP) — Representative August Aiulrescn of Minnesota'charges that millions of pounds of meat will bc spoiled in tfie next six months because importers have cornered the supply of black pepper. In a House speech, Andrescn said spice dealers nre holding more than 30 million pounds of black pepper in storage. Tlie congressman said the dealers will not sell the pepper ut OPA ceiling prices and declared thc OPA hns refused to grunt a price Increase. And.-esen asserted that the cost of saissnge and processed meat will riot rlsri even,. If thc celling price of pepper is Increased several hundred per cent. But at present Andrescn charged, vast quantities of meat will be spoiled because of the lack of proper seasoning. Capital Soon May Be Set Free As German Seventh Americans At Gales ROMU, AtiR. 10 (U.l>,}~0i) I he French Riviera tin Amci'icnn column lodiiy crushed into I he mi lor '.suburb« of Toulon. A front eoiTCHponilont, bi'Oiulciislihg from UK; iMc'diloiTiinwui Ihcutur, HHU! tlie Allios- arc : aiming directly, ;it the -ffnk-.s of the bitf niiviil biis.e. llo predicted its fall within ti niaUcr of lioui's. Apierlwin dolaelnncnl.i alivudy J _____ have oulllanked '1'onioii from ilm north. ;rhcy are menacing U wilh c'ticli-olcihniil—In a .liniRo that' has carried lo within perhaps 25 miles of the great port of Marseille. United Stales Iroops punching Ihrouch a town M mile's above Tou'-' lon arc lln'dliiir It hard to mutiilaln conlact wilh Hie llcelng Na/.ls. Bui enemy rcslslancc In the Im- medlale environs of Toulon remains strong. Tlic Germans are nshin heavy artillery—and have rushed up ragamuffin reinforcements from the battered divisions lor it Iliml death sliiml. engineers tiavn blown up nil bridges IcMidluu Into Toulon. The hnvo levelled their llret systematic arllllei-y- barrage of the smith FYiincc Invasion oii the (own oi rjuers— less than 10 mlbs from Toulon. Tho Germans rushed up big guns alter Yank troops hud .stormed their way in. At the eastern end -of the • illv'l- cra beachhead, the Americans are believed lo have reached the "Chimes alrtleld. They smashed ' llirougli powerful Na/.l resistance. : ' The bridgehead has now been enlarged lo an .area exceeding ' 1000 square mites. This Is thought. lo be the largest 'terrain; evof, liberated In so short a Knio by 'an amphibious invasion. . ,'.... .-The Jlftnkliig'.thraiUi posed liy^tiw Riviera campaign aiid tlltr "capture. of Orlcansi in the north apparently Kave forced the Germans to pull out of southwestern France! A reliable report from Port Bou, Spain, says the Nazis have withdrawn their Iroops from the entire Franco-Spanish frontier. ••'-,. The first signs of enemy preparations for a mass evacuation were observed along the border' Thursday. Further evidence was nulcd Friday. It Is believed all .German frontier garrisons have iibw left — because no Germans have been seen In the area since early this morning. Terrific explosions rocked tho French side of the border -.shortly alter dawn. The Nazis may ', have been blowing up their Installations before Ilcclng, - , George Cox Named Acting Comptroller /LITTLE ROCK, Aug. ID (U.P.)— Oovcrnoi' Adkins hiu announced the appointment If George Cox as ftcllng slate comptroller. Cox, a veteran .itnlehoiuc employe, will .serve until Adkins returns from a 10-day vacation out of the state. The Governor stiys ho will make n final decision on who will be state comptroller when ho returns from his vacation. Cox has been supervisor of tho prc-audit division of the comptrollers ofJice since Its creation in )933. Adkins also snys that Lieutenant TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS East Prussia May Go Under Rule Of Poles < lly Kl> KOltHY United Press Hlalf Vi'rltcr An the fled Army smashes Into Ensl Prussia, ih e Inhabitants of Unit province, probably arc seeing the last of Qcrinnn rule (or a long lime. Moscow . appears lobe dclermhi- l that Kiisl Prussia shall become part of Poland. The Kusslans feel llml (his would tench (hu Cicrmnns' OHM and for all that llic "drang nach oslcnjir."— Urlvc to Ihu c\l — doesn't pay. LONDON, Aug. 10 (U.P.)—American lvoo)is arc «weepinif Uiroiigli the suburbs of Purh. Tho Iriumpimiil. Allied forces are in fiil-ioiw Dtirmiil of ihe Tailored fragments of (icrniuny's Klite Seventh Army all the way from 1'iiris (o the Kiifcliali Channel Tho ' of Ihe Frencli capilw) (ippears al~~* incst tit hand. '••• The buttle of northern ftnnc'e has turned into n vast onc-sldccl Daughter. Front reports say all signs of organised resistance has vanished everywhere on a 135-mtlo front, Alllcc! tahk audjnfanlry coltinus' arc slicing up Ihe Germans into small Isolated pockets and rutlr- le.wly nnnlhitatliig them. An 'Amor-' lean broadcast from London estimates the Nazi have lost 300000 lo ;!26,000 killed, wounded or cnij- lurcd since D-Day. . '• The enemy's trucks and tanks, herded bumper lo bumper along Ihe bomu-pockcd roads lo tlic Seine river, are easy" game for massed Allied air armadas, 'nicy nre being ripped Inlo shreds, und left burning and .smoking In the Tlic pay transfer 'of East Prussia tack to I'olniKl and other lands ac(|iilrcd by the Germans miring the past ccnluvlcs Is only part of Ihe Soviet plan for post-war Germany. The Russlijiis believe that Germany must pay as much ns' possible of.the 200;billion dollars worth ot , mntcrlnli and personal 'damage |t-ha.v-v.triglit- In vAIHCiI doiwrll'si^ MOSCOH' \vnnts lo make stirc tliiit Hie Hermans 'won't b c able to,have a crowded roadsides. More limn 3800 enemy molor vehicles, including many Tlycr' ntid Pnnlhcr tanks, were victims 'of • a. dawn-to-dusk air assnult in Nor-' iiinndy yesterday. The massacre px-' " deeded tho holncaiist of tel Alameln, ' when Allied filers.' cut Field Marsha! Rommel's desert columns to ribbons. The Allies Kinged,fur forward in relentless, pursuit of Gernmn forces trying to cioss the Seine. Hawk- like; .war pi mics swooped down on terK«M>lo^d|tif-'/oward tha river's bank/Tliey sank or set nlfro'morc than 100 of them. Other bombers higher standard of living than the s ot ""'' beyond- Pnrls to maul countries ".Ihey mined. 'According ctlcmy ^pply nntl ammunition to ninny scnil-oltlchtl and official 'l" m l>5. airfields nnd. communica- l.s, (he nujwlnnn wotild have tlolls Gerinany'makc Its payments In labor and goods, rnlhcr lhah cash, To Demand Pnhlshrtient 'Ihe Soviet leaders have also made 11 clear lhal Ihc'y will dcmtind the plmlshmciit of nil Germans guilty o( crimes under international and criminal law. This includes everyone, the heads of 'the Nazi parly and slalfc, the leading officers of the armed forces, llic financiers who nourished (lie growth of Nazism,' the mnhufaclnrcrs who consciously received stolen goods, the farmers who beat their domestic . slaycs, and Hie soldiers who committed mtmter, arson, larceny, assault, or an v other crime. Above nil else, the Russians want to prevent Oermnny from plunging Ihe world Into war again. And Di- cier this-heading comes the establishment of nn International organization for maintenance or the peace conversallons among the United Slates, .Greul Britain and toward tills end begin Mon- dav In Washington. Th(- pacts with Czechoslovakia and Britain and (lie weakening of Germany through 'reparations and low of territory, also arc (timed at maklne future German aggression Impossible. Lastly, the liusslnns insist they Governor J. L. Shaver of Wynne I would like to create an effective will take over the governor's- du- ''"»»««-'••.•' t.* /-.-*..•.«„„.. mi,™.,,,*, tics Tuesday. Age Doesn't Mean a Thing to Cupid *'-* * ^JS£ f V 4 "S'""'^W 1 «M 1 TSLJM'9i*W-*T-Tr *;*r~A< n.-_—™-,. ___ . Love has no age limits, as far as Robert Lcccmail, 84-year-old New York Cily barge captain, and Mrs. Johanna Appel, G2, arc concerned. After eighl-ycar courtship, they decided lo lake the plunge, arc shown at City Hall where they applied for marriage license. She's a landlady, and he's her star boarder, democracy In Germany. Through the Moscow-sponsored nallonal com- mltlce for a free Germany, the Soviet Union had- made It clear that, it-has no desire to allenalc Us Allies in nn attempt to Institute socialism In Germany. Had (Jcnnans Prevail Stalin Is bitterly dlsappoinlcrt In (he German people. Etc Mistakenly expected them u> oppose the atlack on Russia and rebel against fuller bv the end of 19-12. night now the Soviet altitude is that In recent hWory that bad Germans always seem to hnvc won out over Mi" sowl Germans. And Moscow believes that, the Allies must first protect themselves against another war nnd vvorry about the German people* Afterward. Th c Soviet desire to see a democracy In Germany is based on a belief that the only hope for a decent Germany Is one In which all elements opposed to Hitler can unlt c "»d stay united. Moscow apparently believes such unity Is possible under a democracy bul not und,cr communism in Germany. So long as the Anti-Nazis from property-loving classes believe that the overthrow 6t Hitler will mean communism-and the end of their source of livelihood, such unity would be Impossible. Therefore, a liberal democracy based on alt elements, from Cnthollc to Communists, as tn the present government in Italy, Is seen by Moscow as the only practical solution. But the Russians emphasize that they do not see that as freeing Germans from the responsibility of making good the dariiagc which all Germans helped Hitler wreak. The exact whereabouts of Gett- cral Patfon's Paris-bound 'American forces remains shrouded in niysr lery. Unconfirmed' reports say orio tpcnrlicn'ri hns knifed into Versailles, only four miles from tho ouUkii Is of Paris. A front dispatch reports another Ynnk column veered northeast from Druex, and reached the Seine nt a point 30 lilies- northwest of the capital. ' The French are sharing conspicuously In the honors of [ho campaign to retake France's number one city. The Algiers radio says General Lcclerc's Second French Armored Division forms part of Uie Allied spearhead driving toward Paris. Woman Trapped Berlin Plotter Goerdler Arrested In West Prussia, Germans Reveal LONDON, Aug. 19 (U.P.)— Tile Germans reveal that former" Mayor Karl Goerdler of Leipzig, named as the civilian leader of the unsuccessful plot to assassinate Hitler wns- trapped in West Prussia by'a " oman. The woman was a member of the German air force auxiliary. Along with two German airmen, she put the finger on Goerdler for the Gestapo, and he was arrested. '.' Gestapo chief Helnrich Himmler had put a price of one million marks, about $400,000 on Goerdler's head. Thc German announcement doesn't say whether the reward will be paid lo the woman auxiliary nnd ihe l\vo airmen. Tile ^fazis say Goerdler had beeii chosen to serve as civilian chancel- or of a peace government of Germany if the plot had succeeded.".,'. Tile Germans also moved today to gainsay reports that Field Marshal Waller Von Bratichltsch, former conimander-ln-chie'f • of the Wchrmacht had been purged.. A statement by Braucrltsch was published urging all Germans to redouble their war effort. Brauchltsch also was quoted as saying the day of thc attempt to kill Hitler was the darkest In the history of the German army. New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open high low close . 2127 2129 2122 2122 2133 . 2105 2108 2100 2100 2115. 2078 2030 2071 2071 208Q 2162 2160 2161 2161 2175 214G 2151 2142 2142 2158 The area of Brazil is larger thaii thc combined areas 01 • States, Denmark and Sweden.

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