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VOL. XLI—NO- 134 Sar. Wosfe Pa,*,! It h vo/uaWo to th. W,, Hto,tf Watch thi, pop., for Section 0«f«r BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ™ DOMINANT MIWBPAPEK «. HOHTH1ABT MIAMM A«D BOOTHS U IB8 OD M ^ ^ ^^ ? ? ^ BlyUaville Dtlly Hew* BlyUkertlle Courier r Avnua I Valley Leader SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS NAZIS REPUDIATE PUDGE, BATTLE IN PARIS TODAY'S WAE ANALT81* European Wars Start In East May End There By ED KORHY United Press Start Writer European wars begin and end In the east. Certainly the world cannot forget the first half of that statement. Twice In tho short space of •i5 years, the whole world has been plunged in a war that began In eastern Europe. In 1914 it was a pistol shot at Sarajevo. Twenty-five years later it was Adolf Hitler's legions tramp- Ing across Poland. Wars End in East t As for (he second half of that statement, wars end In eastern Europe, It was true in World War One and history may be repeating Twenty-six years ngo this September, the first of the Kaiser's allies deserted his floundering ship of aggression. Bulgaria was the weak sister then, getting out of the war on September 29, 1018. Forty- three days later, the war was over. This time, while Bulgaria vacillated between war and peace, Romania read the grim handwriting en her eastern wall and become the first ;to jump wrecked bandwagon, And by doing so, off Hitler's nds a powerful political tug uf war that began between the Allies and Germany in 1939. . Then, as now, Romania found herself between the Devil and tlic deep-blue sea. .Then , the. Devil, was Adolf : Hitler, ' ready ' : 'tp 'throw Transylvania .to wolves. the Hungarian •'' H Romania :dldn.'t^nlay., ball with Hitler, 'he 'would.'.'riiarch' In" and " .. .take, over" the country. But ; If , Romania's grafting ' po- mica) leaders.'worried about Hitler, they were even'' feore afraid of *•:their powerful.neighbor to the east, Russia. To them, It was the deep blue sea. In.an effort to escape both the German and the Russian flood, the Romanians tried to play the Devil sgainst the deep, blue sea. And they lost In both attempts. - Hllier Breaks Promise Hitler gave Transylvania to Hungary witli his blessing. Aand then he marched Into Romania anyhow, taking . firm contr.ol of its vital oil fields. -In return, He promised to "protect" Romania's frontiers. , . When Russia, that same year, 1940, started making threatening gestures toward- Bcssarabl, the ivenzicd Romanians tourned to their supposed "protector.'' But Hitler wasn't ready for the Russians then, and the Red Army walked Into Bessarabia as well as northern Bukovlna. But despite the reputation of being Germany's biggest dupe, the Romanians readily supplied partners for Adolf Hitler—Marshal Ion Antone-scu for one. The fawning r premier became one of Hitler's leading stooges, scraping and bpw- Jng before his German overlords""us he curried their favor. Antonescu promised expansion to the east. Romania would become great, he said, under the guiding star of the German fuehrer. When Germany struck inlo Russia, the Romanians marched forward too. They drove across the Prut, the Dniester, the Bug, the Dnieper, the Donets and the Don. They set up a new province and made Odessa its capital. Young King Michael himself made a triumphant entrance into the old Russian city, proclaiming It "a Romanian'jewel." But one day the Romanians found Ihcnuclves engulfed in the furnace of Stalingrad. Romania's dream of empire was consumed in that fiery blast. Her soldiers were strewn in great heaps of dead around the approaches to that city of unconquerable people. Her losses inount- ' td, 161,000 men lost.in that battle clone. Antonescu Slakes All But In Buchrest, the City of Joy, f AntonMcu brazened It out with V\these words: ™ ."I have staked everything on this war. We will continue to fight, sacrificing If need be, our last resources and men." But the retreat continued. And tinally Odessa, the monetary "Romanian Jewel" was back In its Russian hands. As the Red armies moved closer and closer, Romania became frantic. Finally, yesterday's pica for peace came. This sudden capitulation brings Into sharp focus a prediction made by a Gypsy fortune teller many years ago, and which almost anyone In eastern Europe can Would Broaden Powers Of President To Keep Peace By United Tress Wendell Willkie 1ms made known Lo Rs'inibliean congrcs- orgiuiization lie_hopes is forged al Duml>)irtoV° 1U ^"^ 5 Fn-st Willkie would give the President, of (he United States the power to send American military forces anywhere they are needed to keep the post-war peace It is believed he would not have* ' the President wail for congressional consent to do this. Wants Immediate Action And In addition—the 1040 Republican presidential candidate—would Iiiii'c the organic structure of the security organization set up nnd begin functioning at once without waiting for the end of the war. Wlllfclc has discussed these views with more than 25 Republican leaders In Congress. AHJ he has urged the lawmakers lo-unltc Republican support behind them, should they lie proposed at the Dumbarton Oaks conference of the United states. Russia and England. Willkie also told the Republicans he. favors the fullest possible publicity on Uie Dumbarton Oaks conference. He urged .that all of the proposals brought before the conference Is discussed widely so as to develop ai, Internationally minded body of public opinion. In this connection, Incidentally, the chairman/of, the Dumbarton Oaks talks^undersccrelary of State Edward Slettinius'today promised newsmen that the : chafrmcn of the three convening delegations will try to make public more information on the progress^ of discussions. ' Pretest Secrecy The three chairmen met. today with 16 representatives of the State Department Correspondents Association.; The.. correspondents had requested the meeting and present- w- a -memorandum protesting 'the In effect, '"he "said "that the present system of publicity'about'"the Club To Sponsor Local Youth Club Osceolan Tells Of Benefits Derived From Their Cfub The possibility of the organization of a Youth Club In Hlytheville where high school and Junior'high school students may gnlhcr, was furthered yesterday when Dean Whitesldc superintendent of the public schools in Osccola, was Invited to s]renk to members of the Kiwanis Club who met for luncheon at. Hotel Noble. A similar project. Inaugurated last January under sponsorship of the Osceola notary Club, and operated by club members In cooperation with a student, council from the schools was the topic of Mr. Whltesldj't discussion. He told Kiwanis Glut members something of the chili, financing and its operation, and answered questions concerning the benefits of the clubroom put by club members. The local Kiwanis Club severe weeks ago appointed a comntitlw composed by, ; W. B. Nicholson, superintendent' of the Blythcvillc schools, Percy Wright and Graham Sudburjv to invcstlgalc^thc benefits of such a project' for Blythevillc .-.- , „., ,„„., . s '<«te'««. »nd to meet for discus- will continue. But he. said the cbri- s wltl1 '"embers of other civic Patton Pleased as Punch 'erencc leaders would try to put more news Into their daily statements to the press. Housebreaking Suspects Held Police Hold Negro In Connection With Saturday Theft Rogers Palmer, 29-year-old Negro, was being held today in connection with the burglary of a Ne- ;ro house in the Meyer Quarters Saturday night when about two uitcases full of clothes were stolen, i Palmer, who told officers that he had served a term in Mississippi penitentiary for grand larceny, was arrested Tuesday night In Stcele. Mo., where he had sold some of the clothes. Formal charges had not been Hied against the man -this morning. Preliminary hearing will be held tomorrow morning in Municipal Court. Police were also holding today two suspects in connection with the series of house entries and prowling which has terrorized certain neighborhoods In Blythevillc In recent nights. Three other men, also held on suspicion in connection with prowling, were released today. . "The next war," she said, "will end when « Yugoslav Infantryman embraces a Russian Cossack on the. Danube plain." With the Red Army hammering Need fishing Boats For Soldiers At Hot Springs HOT SPRfNGS, Ark., Aug. 24 (UP)—The Army wants to buy some large fishing boals for use by servicemen and women who will come to Hot Springs under the Army redistribution program. Captain Albert H. Graves—head of the recreation division of the program—says (he Army wants to buy 12-foot, 14-foot or 16-foot flat bottom fishing boals. He says the Arm v also wants to buy a number of small outboard motor boats. Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCK-1 YARDS-Livcstock: (WFA>-Hog receipts 5,800 head, with 5,000 salable. Top price $H.70. 150-240 pounds $14.70. 120-140 pounds $13.25-1425' SOWS $13.95. Cattle receipts 4,800 'head, with 3,500 salable. Calves 1.800, all salable. Cows 8.00-11.00; canners and cutters 5.60-1.50; slaughter steers S9.25-I7.50; slaughter heifers 80011.00; stocker and feeder steers $1,50-13.00. and. school organisations. With tentative plans already underway for the clubroom, committee members hope to have the project in operation within n few weeks Postpone Hearing For 5 Persons !n Vires Death . - CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., Allg 24 — Preliminary hearing for five persons charged with manslaughter in connection with Ihe death early Friday morning of Deputy Sheriff W. c. Vires of Peach -Orchard lias been continued to Sept. 8. The hearing was scheduled for yesterday. Police today were still searching for a soldier and a girl who were said lo have been in Virc's car when he met his death as party of eight persons were en route to Portagevllle from Hayti on Highway 84. Charged with manslaughter are two girls, Mildred House and Sally conover of Kennctt, and three men. H. A. young and Paul Beach of Hornersvillc, and Jimmy Goodwin of Kennett. The bruised and battered body of Deputy Sheriff Vires was found on Highway 84 early Friday morning. A coroner's Jury' expressed the belief that the man was beaten to death nnd thrown from the car, Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy, scattered thundershowers this afternoon and Friday afternoon, and in north and central portions tonight. In 42 years America produced 80,000,000 motor vehicles. China-Bound at Romania's Danube river, front door, with Yugoslavia preparing new offensives al her back door, and with Romania Itself all but dcclaring-war on Hungary, that prediction becomes more than os ob- ecure possibility. , : The war,began In eastern Euroix>. It may end there. As personal representative oE President Roosevelt, WPB chairman Donald M. Nelson, above, will go to China to confer with Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek • on mililary and economic prob- Aid_To City French Partisans Revolt Sweeps Hungarian Army; Bulgaria Asks For Peace Terms curds. Hiilldin fortress Is collapsing like n hou.sc O l Hevolts «.' C reported sweeping tho Umijrm'imi »rjnv " V ll<0 .°' Ko '»"'<>'i«wi|)imiulioii, Ami Bulgaria is rcm wMollowiiiK Itomaniit'.s cxmnplo ami askinir for M™™ Donald Nelson' Trip Necessary Japan Suffering Heavily From Its Transport Losses s II}' Dminld Nelson's coming trip to ' Gen. Ocorge S. (! .| S lo! Packln'J Palton lm s B0(xl rcnroil lDr B. His troops are B wccpln S tluougli France like a prairie fire Here he Is ndJustLsc'tt new six-shooter in Us holster. and the struggling anua- ncnls program of that country ap- mrcnlly arc closely related. Detiills of Uic W nV prnducllon chiefs mission Imvn ;hcen withheld or reasons of military S ccm-lty Kill It Is revealed that China Is '"able to supply even «|mrc imrl.s •nr (he few thousand American trucks sent In before the Durum '(iad was cut, | According to President ., (veil's leiid-lciisi} repnrl, tires and spore parts now arc being flown | mln China .TO supply lines can be maintained lo American nlr bases. ill rcport- ! ii»|)lo and asking for peace. * A flood pf reports from Allied and Axis sources make It clear ihnl all three or Genimny's llalkan salel- Hies nru In the throes of political upheavals reminiscent of those which collapsed the Central Powers In 10 IB, I Htilgarlii Wants l'«ace , A Swiss dispatch snys an num. led revolution in Hungary Is believed certain, and quotes a Hungailiin diplomat as saying » cabinet uMi Is Imminent.. And the Germans ic- port that Huugnry'.s puppet premier hiiK ordered Immediate dissolution of all political parlies In that nation. Authoritative reports from ate Studys Blythevilie's Methods And Hew Street Sweeper Today Mayor Walter Chandler ol Memphis nnd Street Commissioner o. P Williams, also of Memphis,, wcrei.ln Blythevillc today inspecting the local street cleaning methods and tho newly purchased street cleaner In Use here. The two Memphis civic leaders conferred with Mayor. E. H. Jackson the street cleaning problems which confront Memphis and the, similar problems of Blytheville. and the way in, which Blytheville officials are solving the problem. The visitors observed the operation of the $4000 sweeper, said to be the most effective of its kind, which was purchased by.the city last May Although some of the =i!--"t5 of Memphis differ in size from the local streets, the Memphis officials expressed the belief that many of the difficulties which face Memphis In keeping the many miles of pavement clean might be effectively combated with sweepers similar to the one in use In Blytheville. New York Stocks AT&T Atncr Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler .'""' Coca Cola Gen Electric ... . . Gen Motors CI 3-4 Montgomery Ward N Y Central 164 73 25 1-2 60 7-B 91 3-4 13B 38 3-8 Int Harvester North Am Aviation .. Republic Steel . Radio i Socony Vacuum ..... Sludcbakcr Standard of N J i Texas Corp Packard S Steel ...... i." 50 1-2 ID 1-8 80 8 1-2 IB 1-8 10 5-8 Chicago Wheat Sept. Dec. | ow 183-4 51 5-8 .18 1-8 S 7-8 58 1-8 pr.cl. '.t, 1551,; i 55 i/, I55 ,( 1541; ft-' Two-thousand American v. bnmlicr^fioin/IXllHlnL B iJ a'y iiriu'k •ItMlxy.id i,|l retlner- irs, airfichl plan" ami iiiimiini- nlrallniiH in.central anil noith- eru Germany, Hungry, Vugo- 'd.-nia, ami Cicchnsloviikln. Ijy !way nf rcturnr the Or- majis arc sending more than Ihe usual unrulier of robot bombs in(o southern England. I'lmldcnl Roosevelt has ac- ceplc,] Uic resignation nf Charles- Wilson as executive vice-chairman of Uic War Production lioant. fn his letter of resignation Wlls<in blnnicd "suh- orrilnilfc" WI'B official.* for unjust ullacks «n ,lilm. The former president of General Klcc- Irlc Company lias also liccn knoHii (o hare differed with WPn Chairman Donald N'clsnn on Ihe reconversion, program. LONDON—A Stockholm dispatch reports that Brllish C :ir- -rier based planes aljackci! and riamngcrt • Hie 35,000 ton German battleship Tlr|;llz near (lie Norwegian port of Allcnfjord. The ship was attacked while undcrRoliij; repairs received in a raid on April .?. I! has been nil romi limes In the last two year.r. Rice-Stix Employees To Hold Election The election among employees of the Ulce-SUx factory lo determine If the group will become affiliated with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, a branch of the CIO, will be held tomorrow as scheduled. According to present plans, the 140 garment workers will cast their voles between M n. m. and 2 p. m. nl Landys Beauty Shop,-200.1 West Main, H «•««, announced this aflcr- 'oon, although II was pointed out hat the polling place, which Is •ubjcct lo the approval of the Na- fonal Labor Relations Board Ls •subject to change. N. O. Cotton Mar. . 208(i May . 2062 filly . 2020 Oct. . 2133 :. . 2108 2125 2103 2071 210!) 2140 2002 2058 202.9 2127 2IOG 210(1 2080 2052 2145 2091 2070 1040 2130 And Hint . ims takliiK up precious nlr cargo space whlt-h could iwcfl for gasollno, boiiiljs and am- miinltlon, .Inpan ri|iparctit! v Is' suffering rrom n transportation problem of more serious nature: American sub- innrlnc' and • air 'attacks on cargo snipping, have, forced 'the Japanese JjJ'fe 1 h . ll ]L ( !, 1 .»l?;J.}!9r? Woodc'n.Kliliw Radio Tokyo' says a progVam of \vnocleti ship cow,H net/on now Is 'In lull swing In Java. • ' • Tokyo radio nlsn revealed (hat Premier Kolso lms warned that Allied lorcrs arc scekhij; an o'pi»rtu- nlty to laiid on Japan. Tlie premier urged a .conference of governors nt Tokyo to holster Japan's fighting power In probably the first official recognition- of possible Allied Inmltigs. War Losses Over Quarter- Million Mark WASHINGTON, Aug. 21. (UP)— Secretary of War Stlmson announces that through August 0, tolnl United States Army casualties whose next-of kin have been noll- field, were 201,589. This was an Increase of 10814 above the figure announced last week for .July 29. Because notifications run far behind the. actual dale of casuallles, this sharp increase might well reflect heavy casualties In the earlier phases of the Invasion of France. Stlmson snld that of the, total 48,BBO were killed. 125,931 wounded' •12,050 missing and 43,822 prisoners' Of the wounded, 58,519 already have been returned lo duty, he said. A Navy disunity list released today showed a total of 50,257 for the Navy, coast Guard and ivfnrlnc Corps, making a total for all services of 311,816. Stlmson said that United Slates Army casualties In southern Prance lo August 20 totalled 2915 Including 1221 killed or missing and nsl wounded. An- knt'ri : «ay lliilgnrla has asked for Una! dellnciiUon of n peace treaty With tlie United Stales niul Gicat Hi'ltnlii, At London, a reliablo SOIIILO confirms that lliilgavlau peaim pio- jKisnls me being stildled, and litl- 1'iln mid this country would com- imiulcatc tholr terms lo Sofln If lliiiso proposals comllUiliMi formal application for an ariulfillco. H Hungary and Bulgaria follow llomanla out of the Axis camp, the freeing of Yugaslavln, Albania and Greece- Is almost sure to follow. Tlml Is. unless Germany decides lo sacrifice another large neijitieiit of her waning manpower to hold the Halkans In line. Unintinln Is braced today to meet possible Gorman reprisals, mid the KOVcriimenUclamiKMl a virtual slate of nlcgo on nucharcsl.' " Husslau urnilcB arc still smashing Uivoinjh northern Uomanla against continued-Ciei'mai^rcslstahcoJ,- '•' More Nazi: lic.slrliillohs "' The liuMlmiK iij-u within 170 mile's of Bucharest. tlomnnlnii prisoners told, the Bo- vlcts- that Gorman troops )m<l fired on their unit.'} before tho announcement of the armistice In u vain attempt to Imlt tholrelreiil. ' Russian front ts sny the main German resistance Is Iti .northeastern Bessarabia, where Uio Germans' arc in control. More gdod news comes from Warsaw; A Polish patriot communique Rays Gorman forces arc evacuating tho eastern nrcn nf the Polish capital, moving westward from Pingii While the Germans In the cast pull back towards their homeland Propaganda Minister Ooeblicls warned Ntt/l troops against disloyalty In the face of adversity and against Internal strife at home Gocbbel.f Implied tluil unless German soldiers cllnt to the principles of loyalty and honor now, the war will he lost. He also published a new 1st of war measures' Including the closing of nil theaters and music Jialls, And publishing will be restricted almost entirely to scientific :md technical literature about arma- Call For Help Of Allied Armies > Street Fighting Still In Progress In French Capitol I.ONI)ON-An American war 1 <.orre M i,n,dnit (Gordon | rai ler of Ihe Itlitc Network) with the Aiiifrluii Third Ami) retried < Iiitf tmhy that no Allied troops arc in I'urls yd. The correspondent sjhl tint 2-t hours ajo. It looked .11 IHoiigli Allied troops Mould nuke a token occupation of Ihc French capita!, but now It srenis ,i determined .-fight' will him: to lie made for Paris, llj United l'res:i righllug has flared up again in Pails Allied supieme headquarters says Ihe Kench capital has not yet been llbcialcd — Hint yesterday's nn- iiomicemenl , premature. Tll'e'l \ Fiench partisans within the tllv How are calling for help fiom tho Allied nimlcs mussed nround Uic city. •" " Allied h^idrjuarleis says Iho.p'ft- liloLs woie tilekcd Into"' ' " Unit the city had hcen freed »Ilie>i'i Geimails Inrt appoaled for 'an f aimlstlce, one which the Fiench pok ne faio value us signifying i th.it the Na^ls Intended to* evacuate the city r Tlicn city Itush Aid To City .even as Jubilant - crowds tnoiiglioul [he Fice rrcnch em- liie nnd th6 Allied Sforld (\ere ccl- I'biallnc the llbcnitlnn of Europe's Ween city, the Nazis repudiated, ueh pledge nnd «'esu|«cd^Uie_ba,t- ^ I;aTe.?t Vciiorts from flic tTirbulent ell</ sny (ho French still hold parts of Pmh bin the s(rcet fighting Wtl Is In progress But American iii'l French lioops are wasting no Im? In ri-siwndlns to tha<ollj' 5 call (or help C'an'l Win TOLEDO, O. (UP) - As n result of an armed holdup, Carl M. Johnson of Walbridge. o., lost n ilSO ring—but not lo the bandits. As the llnigs Approached his parked nulo, Johnson tossed the ring Into out- <ide weeds. When the incn left with an empty wallet and his car 2!25 2115 ohnson couldn't Playground Finale Offers Varied Program The final celebration marking he end of the Blythevillc Playground Program for the Summer, scheduled for 7:45 o'clock tomorrow night In front of the grand stand al Walker Park, will feature " Playlet by the Walker Park group, citizenship program by the Lange !cnool youngsters, a Flag parade i" the Central Playground group, and nn exhibition of wrestling holds by students of ,%flkc Meroney's Commando Class, Present His1oric.il Satire The Walker Park children's con- .ribiillon to the program, a histo- •ical satire, will Include the follow- ng players: Joyce Allison, Geneva Jlldync, Gladys Yowcll, J., D. Todd, Thomas Prince, Katie Ferguson, Scrllia Bryan, Shirley Catherine Iia v Brown, and Tommy i.cc Ma-Bobble Dean's orchestra. Abo par- bry Patty i.« n Scott, Martha Aim i llclpatln^ on the program will be FVlStpr Khlrlrt,, d,,A r-«f—,1. «„,. lrt ' r-,^1. „ H'^biwIH Will DC Jan Dlckcnson, Ann Hlndman Frances England, Virginia Haynes Joyce Crim, Hetty Aim Harbcr! Jeanne Wagnor, Betty Jo Eaton Stanley Ingram, and Jodie Hall. A parade of the flags of the Al- Foster, Shirley Ami Gofrrlli. Beulah Richardson. Jimmy fxc Moore, Susan Moore, Mabel Yowell, Betty lodd. ncbccca Gcan, Pearl Bryan, Dorothy Shepherd. Jackie Shepcrd, Sonny Ufarlln, Charles Shepherd, Charles Shepherd, Ralph Morgan, Dick Foster, Wayne Vanblbbcr, Ixnvls Anderson, Ben Youne, Lovern Goferlh, Roy Sunn, Howard Bryan, Lavern Cavashcr, Peggy Allison, filnx James. Laura Mac Goferth. Benny Gentry, A. .7, Book. Elmer Richardson, Donald Gentry, Bobble Bold- Ing and H. C. Anderson. ..Itivcnllc Band Hakes I)bw The highlight of the Langc t'lay- ground youngsters part on the pro- -r, / ~* -'f. ' M Buford Young, Donald grnm will be the appearance of llcr) nations will be staged by the Central Playground group. Billy Sam Bcrryman and Denny Gentry will exhibit the wrestling liy.Ws they learned In tho Friday classes held in the Legion Hut by Mr. Moroney. At the conclusion of tho program, ROSCOO Crafton will award citizenship -and leadership -ribbons donated by (he Klwnnis.Club. Miss Warren Foster Is Playground' supervisor. 2 Negroes Killed As Trucks Collide Five Other Negroes Injured; Absolve Driver Of Blame (JAUUTHEUSVILLE, Mo., Aug. 24.—Two Negro men were killed and five olher.s injured about 7 o'clock late yesterday when (he pick-up truck In which they were .-kllng was struck by a trailer Iruck on Highway 81, two miles west of licrc. 'flic dead were Henry Johnson 07, and Will Robinson, 51, both of Caruthersvllle. According to Coroner J. v. Mporc of Haytl, the pick-up truck, in which Id Negroes were en route ID Caruthersvllle nfter fishing at Sandy Hook, drove horn a cross load inlo the path jf Ihe oncoming larger truck, driven by Rotert Hicks of Caruthersvtne. The driver of the trailer truck was unable to stop In lime to avoid the collision, and the smaller Iruck was knocked off the highway by the Irrmnct. Seven Negro men were riding in the bed of the pick-up, and three oilier men were riding in tho teat. The driver of the trpiler truck was not Injured. A coroner's jury lait pigh; decided that the accident was unavoidable and that no charges would be filed. New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open high low 2981 2126 2080 2057 2100 2055 . 2025 2071 2025 2131 2169 2127 21U 2UO 2105 close pr.cl. 2103 2093 2Q79 2069 2049 2038 2148 2126 2139 2116 tank and armored forces weic ordered to the cii,y and the IVench radio al Algiers sajs that Ameilcan Iroops entered . Paris a fen hours ngo. • News of the resumption of flght- g In Porh came as President Roosevelt Kiucrl a special statement in Washington hailing the liberation of Pails. While the situation In Paris Is "infused, there Is no doubt about the success of American armored columns ticlng through southwest- cm and caslern France The forces lending for Germany southeast of ^arls arr- reported to have reache-i lir ouhklrls of Troyc's, only 130 intles flora the German frontier"- r Ilordwiix Hut Fallfn H true, that would mean Mtie Americans are a.bbut to cut "the remaining direct Germnn rail lines from north,to south Franco snd S«llierlahd - >.*-,-<•, _* At the same time, the British radio report's that Ihe French Atlantic coast of Bordeaux has been taken However, spokesmen at Allied hcadnuarters refuse to deny or confirm the recoct that an Amcrl- cnri tank column hns-covered the ISO miles from the Loire-river in Hriltanv lo; the bla-Allnntic port This rcnnrlcj! fall of Bordeaux follows Information from German and Frnivch sources of- ; Allied - nmphi-' hlous operations along the -Bajr of niscay south of the city; HotfeVer. there has been no official word of any Allied sea-borne attack in that area. • . . : , In line with this, the Algiers radio says that Hcndayc arid other towns along the Spanish frontier on (he Bay of Biscay are now In Ihe hands nf the French patriots. This station also'says tlint Bordeaux hns been taken by the combined action of American troops find French patriot forccs. Frenrh Battle For Toulon Meanwhile American columns In southern France are reported to linve made another sensational dash through the French Alps. Accord- hie to this report, which lacks any official confirmation, the'Ameri- cans spurted forward 68 miles from cnptured . Grenoble to the Swiss frontier. If this turns out to -be correct, It would mean that'the Americans have sealed off the Alpine w.sses from France to Italv and that they now are within 175 nlles of General Patton's columns In eastern France. At the .time.limn French infantrymen- nrc battling their ,way ' through the, streets of Toulon under cover of tremendous air and ' sea barrage, herding the Germans back Into the old port area., Trie main defenses or the naval base have been breached and ati official spokesman savs the complete occupation of the port of Toulon«is Imminent. 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