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Save Waste Paper! It is valuable to this far l/fo/if Wot<& ttit taper tor Collection Dates! BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TITK nOMf MAMT MPUFQii A DLITI f\n *.T>M-iir<UEi* bii i ••.,•.*...»,„ . «^*«^W W W ^^^r , 'S THK DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST AHKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLI—NO. 138 BlyUievillc Daily News 13lyllioville Herald Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader BI.YT HHVlLLEj ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS'.T TAKE SOISSONS, CHATEAU-THIERRY Reds Pour Agree On League Of Nations WASlIINGTbN, Aug. 29 .(U.P.)—The Dumbarton Oaks Conference has reached a general agreement on the struc 7 ture for a new League of Nations. Delegates from Russia, England and the United States announced that they are agreed, the orgiimV.ntion should provide for an assembly composed (if all peace-loving nations. In addition, there would be a council composed of a smaller number of members. The' major powers would bo permanent members of this council,. and representatives JJfrbrri smaller countries would be elected periodically. Apparently this council'would make most of the decisions. The big ihrec delegates also agree * ' ' that the new league should in- chlde an International court of Justice .to settle questions of law.. And it should have at its command "such-means as may be necessary for tile maintenance of peace and security." tliis general outline is almost Identical with that proposed by President Roosovelt on June 15. The brmirinaiv-of the British dclc- E.V. L ,h, Sir Alexander Cadogan, announced upon his arrival in Washington that there was nothing in the Roosevelt statement In which Ills government would take exception. So today's statement really, means that the Russian -'Govern-' ment is also in agreement. In a talk with newsmen today Undersecretary of State Stetlinlus defended the present ; policy of secrecy.;' surrounding the talks. .He ,.i pointed m)t that-all delegates nvust consult thclr.-own governments be^ fojc nrrjy.ii'£l -"niEjfing: of 'minds" can be reached; ,^''- <: ".-'. 1 At. the same time, Attorney' General Francis Biddlc told a* senate committee that, any:peace which leaves Germany's great industrial —.Pmbines intact "will be a peace to frjiisurc another war. against: us." • f Biddle. declared that these combines sought to cripple American production during the interval between the wars. Will Sell Land 10,000 Acres Near Victoria Will Be Gut Into Tracts One of Hie biggest real estate deals In history of Mississippi County ii expected to be consummated in sale of 10,000 acres of farm land owned by Lee Wilson and Company of Wilson, owners of gigantic farming Interests which include six farming.communities In this county, ,V\The land lo be sold lies ill the H/ldnity of Victoria, west of Luxora, L'njid south toward W.ilson. All of the land offered for sale is cleared and developed as well as located near the Victoria school, a store and gin and many of the roads are graveled. This land was developed by the Wilson company which, since acquiring, has constructed drainage ditches throughout the tract, it has been pointed out. Reasons for selling a portion of its land holdings arc the labor shortage and the large inheritance tax. according to J. H. Crain, trus- v tee. Some of the .JWiUon farm land was not put into cultivation this year, because of inability to secure .sufficient labor, and It is planned to decrease holdings until labor available is equal to amount, of land owned by the company, it was pointed out. The owners plan to sell both in large and small tracts, suitable for any size family or for large operators, Mr. Crain said. The Wilson Company, founded by the late R... E. Lee Wilson, is « td to be the largest cotton farm icrators in the world and its ildings include not only land but Bins, stores of many kinds, alfalfa nitlls, oil mills, banks and kindred businesses. i Communities owned by the Wilson company are Wilson, Armore!, Victoria, Evadale, Marie and Bas- felt and owns associated Industries at Kelser. Ballot Recount German Soldiers—and Friend Transylvania Score Double Breakthrough In Carpathians Petition Prepared To Restrain Probers From Opening Boxes LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 23 (U.P.) —. The Senate Campaign Expenditures Committee ' Investigating alleged ejecltav irregularities in, Arkansas's two primaries has hit. another snag. A'Little'Rock law firm is preparing a T petition seeking to restrain federal officials • from opening 400 ballot' tipxca-: seized-.-from. eight Arkansas cBunties SMondny—thus cki'slng a temporary delay . in opening':', the first boxes in Little cks Federal Building this morning. •' .: ,...'., ohn' L. Thompson, 'member, of; the law, firm,of Bailey and Thompson, -says that the petition; when prepared, would question the authority of the Sejiate coimiiiltee to open the boxes seized in the raid. ,It Vas Indicated that. George Shiilllo,. chief investigator for the Senate Committee, would contact members .of the committee in Washington for Instructions when the • petition is filed in Federal Court in Little Rock. • •Shilllto and his crew :of .Investigators., .were in Federal Building this afternoon awaiting instructions from the committee to proceed with recounting of the ballots. N. 0. Cotton Mar. . 2145 2U5 2124 2125 2143 May . 2122 2122 2101 2101 2120 July . 2084 2084 2066 2068 2087 Oet. . 2186 2186 2164 2164 2180 Dec. . 2165 2165 < 2143 2143 2162 The tropical jacana, ft bird no larger than n robin, has n foot eparf larger than a horse's Ivxrf. .LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 29 (UP) — The Senate Campaign Expenditures Committee investigating alleged election irregularities In Arkansas this afternoon issued subpoenas for all ballot boxes in 14 additional Arkansas counties.,These new subpoenas, thus bring 'to 22 the number of- counties in which ballot boxes have been impounded by the. committee In the past two days. George Shilllto—the committee's chief Investigator — says 'the new subpoenas were for boxes, talley sheets, poll boxes and other election materials in Hoi Springs, Clark, Arkansas, Claiburne. Cleveland, Craighcad, Cross. Jackson, Lee, Loanoke, Monroe, White, Woodruff, and Yell counties. The .subpoenas were being served by deputy marshals from the Western District Court in Fort Smith and the East- tern District Court in Little Rock this afternoon. Shillito says this latest action will defer plans for opening Garland comity boxes at Fort Smith until the first of next week. The boxes were scheduled to have been opened tomorrow morning. Local Marine Wounded; Returns For Treatment "I'm wounded in the leg but will be able to come home in a few months, so don't worry," Corp. R. N. Lewis has written his sister, Mrs. Lorclla Grimes, 309 South 17th. The 21-year-old Marine corporal, injured in the Southwest Pacific recently, already has arrived In the United States for treatment. He is at the San Francisco Naval Hospital,, his sister has been Informed. The Blytheville man enlisted In the Marine Corps Ihrec years ago. Stores Again Open On Wednesday Afternoons Local business establishments, which have been closing each Wednesday afternoon this Summer, will open tomorrow for the first Wednesday afternoon since- May. .All firms will continue their usual all-day hours through the Winter months and until hot weather comes again. The half-holiday In the middle of the week was designed to give em- ployes a brief rest, a practice carried out in most communities of the country during the Summer. ;.Tho French woman in foreground of photo above choso to b'e . palsy-walsy with German troops when they ruled the roost, in St. ;A!alo, Fiance. So when they were captured and marched off to •prison uur.p, she was given her walking papers, too, oncl t'-udgud' right alon« with them. Other Soviet Forces In Romania Sever Ploesti Pipeline LONDON, Aug. 28, (UP)—The Russians arc stubbing Into Hungarian-occupied Transylvania In a double breakthrough. •The Gennati Tnmsoccau IK..,., nsenc) \hys Soviet tank's and Ivoops luive bioken through two passes, 27 miles apart. In the Carpathian mountains separating Transylvania fiom northci 11 Romania. •Earlier, the Russians announced thej hud rolled through one puss and captured a town nine miles beyond. That advance carried Into a broad valley stretching lo the Strategic Bucharest-Budapest rali- way, a major escape route for Germans In southeastern Romania. While Soviet forces veered wesl to llbcrale Tmnsylvaiiln, other columns swept southwest to within '10 Armorel Farmer, Knife Victim, Improved Today Condition of Frank Cnckley. 35- year-old' .Armorel farmer critically injured .'when slashed with a knife, was improved today. His atomacli-scvcrely cut iri'many places with a" knife allegedly wielded Iry Joe Shea, 27, Cackley is at Blytheville HcSspltal. W. R Marvel, also cut by Shea a's the climax to an alteicnthn Saturday afternoon at Armorel, also Is improving. • Shea, held in"the county jail here on technical charges of assault with attempt to kill and assault with a deadly weapon, is scheduled to be given a preliminary hearing next Tuesday. Cacklcy's reprimanding , Slica for molesting a woman as a crowd gathered in front of the Armorel general store is said lo have ine- cipitalcd the trouble. House Argues Demobilization Measure Today 7500 Workers Go On Strike At Arms Plant \ • • .DETROIT, A\lt 20 (UP)—Al f n Kinent production at the Ilmhcm Motor,..Car .Company was haU'Ji lodny when 7500 employes walked off tliclr jobs. / i A company spokesman said that all hourly employes In the main plant laid clown : their tools and walked out without presenting a grievance to the company Subsidiary p]an(.<; continued production. Robert Lomnsncy, member of'.lhc State Labor Board,;srlld he UmW- slood the strike slanted-after supervisors disciplined several women on charges of loafing in a rest rcom. WASHINGTON, Aug. 20. (U.P.)— The War Labor Board has lele- Ciaphed appeals lo the ofliccrs of the United Mine Workers local unions to end strikes nt mines In Indiana and Curtisvillc,; Pa. More than 5000 workers arc Idle-at two mines of the Pord Collieries Company, and six mines of the Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal Company. Betty Ellen Carries, IJ, Victim Of Pneumonia WASHINGTON, Aug. 2il (UP) The House, today opened debate on the senate-approved Cicorgc Demo-. , , blliiiatlon Bill. Chairman Doughton j vlslll "E relatives near Hermondale, of the House Ways and Means I Ma - Bctt y Ellcn Carncs, 11, tiled liist Stricken 111 of pneumonia while miles ,of the. grout Romanian oil center of PlocviU. The non-anlans nlrcndy have cut the Ptoestl pipe line with the cnp- .ure oi Buzaii. The pipe lln runs .lirough Bu/au.' then down to the Black Sen. Cutting of the Hue neans German warcrnft nml transport cannot'refuel at Conslnhla. The port of Constanta also is under threat. Moscow dispatches say Soviet artillery, 'tiinks and Infantry are streaming south along the Danube towards constant!!. The fall of Conslanta Is expected at any moment German troops arc 'reported evacuating the Black Sea niivnl anchorage and the entire •Rpmahiaii coailal area. .... - "" ... ,, " r . On Ihe approaches lo I'locstl, llio broken remnants of German cllvl- lons arc resisting. bitterly apparently In nn effort to slcm Ihc Soviet advance while German engineers blow up Ihc oil refineries. There Is no laic news from other sectors of itussla's 1200 mile eastern front. But the commander In chief of. Polish divisions declares that the problem of aiding Warsaw is'insoluble. He explained It is Impossible to drop arms or ammunition on Individual buildings Inside the Polish capital. He suld most of the arms flown In by the Allies had fallcnito the Germans. He also termed General Bor's attempt to wrest Warsaw from the Germans an Irresponsible undertaking which hns resulted In the slaughter of 200,000 Poles. On the diplomatic front,.tin Ankara; dispatch says Bulgaria hns taken another step toward peace witli the United Slates and Urltali by withdrawing her occupation forces from Yugoslavia. A' Bulgarian dispatch says the evacuation of German Iroops from Bulgaria also Is underway. Committee warned that the United States can not continue deficit .financing after the war. He said that was why the committee elim- fnatcd the retraining and rcccm- ployment section from the bill. As approved by the House commit tec, the bill merely would create an overall office to handle demobilization and would guarantee the solvency- of state unemployment funds. A small group of members met today at the call of Repre- scnlatlve Alme J. Forand, Democrat of Rhode Island, to chart strategy for a floor [iRht to liberalize unemployment benefits and olher provisions. InYestigat es Background Of Gerald L. K. Smith LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 29 (U.P.) — Secretary of state C. G. Hall is investigating the background of Gerald L. K. Smith, who Is seeking a place-on the general election ballot as presidential nominee of the America First Parly, before deciding whether Smith's name shall be placed on the Arkansas ballot. Hall says he is studying a 16- page report on Smith's alleged "isolationist and Fascist" activities. The report was supplied by the Friends of Democracy, Kansas city: Incorporated, of Hall says he will deny Smith a place on the ballot If he is convinced the America First nominee and his associates advocate the forcible overthrow of the government. N. Y. Stocks 164 Amer Tobacco ............ 73 Anaconda Copper 27 Beth steel ........ ........ 61 i-,. Chrysler .......... ]'". 32 1-2 Coca Cola ......... ] , , 137 Gen Electric .....'..'."'.', 38 3. i Gen Motors .......... G2 1-' Montgomery Ward 4Q 7-s night at Blyllievllle Hospital. She was removed to the hospiUl yesterday after having been 111 several days at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Cox. With her when she died was her mother, Mrs. Mollie Cunnlngbam; her father, E. H. Carnes; a slsler, Alice Carnes, and three brothers, Ernest, James and Walter Carnes nil of DeWilt. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at DcWitl with Holt Funeral Home In charge. IODAVB WAR 1918 History Is Repeated In Bulgaria Ity JAMKS IIMtlTU Hulled Press bluff Writer liulgnrlu Is following n rninillnr rouil loward, lie-cnncliiiB n page of mill hls- :ory, It Is beating final defeat lo the draw hv Betting out of the wur before it (inds. PnlltiiR lo sec Ihe lust one nut, liuleurln apparently won't nuike It to the finish line again. On M«v 12, the Allies wiirncd Hulgnrln, nlonij with olher Axis sat- ellites—lhat It hud heller hop off the Axis bandwagon whllo it hud n chance. Alarmed, Hitler pulled wires which lop- pled Ihe HoJIlov cabinet and replaced It with another pro-Axis government under Premier Ivun Ungrlnnov. Nonetheless, the former president | of the nulgnrlan Parliament arrived In Ankara nn Aug. 15 to open iciico ncgolln-' ions, Prom the James Harper nearer tnformiUlon seeping llirouul '.lljht censorship, Bulgarian greet iccnis to have snagged tin: nogntlu- .lons. 'Ihc llulgars wanted lo gall icnen without paying the price, Hlt- cr had bribed them Into war dliii! over chunks of Greek 'am Yugoslnv hind. And they svnnlcd l!i Allies to bribe them oiit of (lie «'« »y letting them keep the same land rbe niiKWcr' of course, was u fin 'no." The Uulnai'5, because they have no alternative, must take whn Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS— (WFA>—Livestock: Hogs 8600; salable 0000; top 14.70; 150-240 Ibs. 14.70; 120-140'lbs. 13.25-14.25- sows 13.95. ' Cattle: 0750; RFW;?3 0300. Calves 2800, all salable; mixed yearlings &, heifers 11-13.50; cows 8-11; canners and cutters 5.50-7.75; slaughter steers 9.75-18; slaughter heifers 817.25; stocker and feeder steers 7.5013. Speed 40 Miles Over Battlefields of 1918 To Cross the Aisne " : . * < SUl'UMMK ALLIKD [il'lAfrQUARTEUR, Aug. 29 (U.P.f -'I'riumplniiiL Amcncim soldieiw, lacing over fields where their fathers foiiBht, Imve ciipturcd histoiic Soissons and' Clmlciiu-ThioiTy, " Winning Uio new battle of the Maine without scfious apposition, the Americans sped on <IO miles aooss histoiy- 3tt!ei)(!<). bnllMiehlN. to cross the Aisno al Soiasoin. Tlie'Gcnmuis fought hard ngatnst the Aisne river eroding. Hut they wore ridden down and dispelsed by General Pulton's tireless tankmen. Sois.son.s fell to one tank-tippdd' spom-lioml which bitrsl over the Marne, thove through" Delloau Wood and Cl>iil(Hui-Thiury. then veoicd 22 miles last to the Aisiic. terms they can jjct, Ilalkiui!) Jlnrojnclcr , Thus, Bulgaria, again ' become the barometer at (he Uulknns. IU. esli from the. last war signalized the beginning of Ihc end (or Germany. The Kami! ..thing IS'<|in]Vj)nilng nil over Kgnla. For'JJiilgnrJn Is a vltn! cog In the Oermnn wnr machine. Once that ton is removed, the ,iha- chlne will '[niter and 1 halt. Hero Is how it prolmbly will work but. All told, Bulgaria lins 20 divisions mid six brigades of :IOO,000 men. Of those. IS have served Hitler, ns occupation troops— 12 In Yugoslavia and t^rec In Greece, If Bulgarian troops pull out of Yugoslavia they will leave 10 to 12 German divisions there at the mercy of Marshal Tito's 350,000 guerrillas. If Bulgarian troops pull out of Greece and the Aegean Islands, they will leuve five German divisions of 50,000 : tro'jps exposed lo native partisans anil the (lunger of Allied landings. fn ffict, If (he Hulgars turn on Ihc Nriflls, 210.000 German troops garrisoning Ihe Inud will he liable U. S. Bombers Strike Near Jap Homeland Ity (Inltciil I'rjss' The Japanese radio reports an- cllici- Ainerleun nlr altiick against Iwo Isliindiln llio Volcauos, admit 750 miles from (Tokyo. TIio enemy broadcast si\ys the raid vms carried out by 10 planes. 'Mcnmvhtlo, anolhcr enemy cast bus warned the Japanese people that air nltacks on the Jupau- ei'C Iwiiielniid might conic from llio south, the east or the north. rior some rciison, no mention was mndc ot tile west, iilthouijh Supci Portress raids have • come from Hint direction. However, radio Tokyo appealed ta llin Japanese people foi greater, production of planes 'nml imumiiullon. - ' . Ou the. i:onllli[!iit of'A.sln.'BrltlsV troops mo.. continuing Ihcir drive jpulliwjii'd . through central , Burmn Tl>a •iJrltlsliMmve . taken ;' a : village 20 miles of Mngnung on tlic Mnndnliiy railway, . 'And along the Ohiua-liurmn border, near Tibet,: tt group American Unison soldiers have ciui- irt a IJiOO mile mnrcli through difficult mountain ranges, The Americans helped Chinese guerrillas fight Jai>ancso forces. On the Clilnn fronl, [he Jiip- ancse nre conntev-attacklni; against Chinese lorcan nlong JapniicJio supply Hues In, Hupoli Province. 'Hio In this sector have alined nl drawing (he Japs away from the .33 and In lluniin Province to the south. " . Pram Ohuiigklng come.v word thai the Chinese Office' of Frontier Defense! ill Sliikliini; Province, the lo slaunblcr. Their chances of cs-| northwestern 1 tip of Clilna at the cape already have liccn' 1 Imperiled Junction of 'Mongolia and Hussla, by the shift of Romania, which •— •—- -•-"-•--• - •-••-•lies acmns liic rniile l;nck home lo Germany. Tlulgarla has had a sizeable (jrierrllln nimy for jiomc time, ft, too, may turn on the Na- Bakery Qyjwer, Denied Sugar, Plans To Close Retail Store Blythcville aid immediate siir-. their Home here. rounding section will be without a retail bakery immediately because an increase In sugar allowance has been denied the local bakery by Ihe OPA, despite the large Increase in population here during the past Iwo years. L. S. Hartzog, owner of Hurt's Bakery, has been notified informally that efforts to obtain more sugar allowance have failed, despite repeated negotiations of the Dljthe- ville OPA board with state, sectional and national boards. The local board sent the request to the state board and it then traveled to the Dallas board which referred it to Washington, but efforts were fruitless apparently, despite efforts of interested persons in Washington, who assisted In Hie matter. Mr. Hartzog said today his sugar allowance Is not sufficient to Justify keeping the retail store open. Demand for bakery products lias steadily increased in this section, due to Increased population with Ijolh military and civilian personnel affected, because families of many officers and enlisted men stationed at Blytheville Army Air Field live hero, as well as families of- local men in service who continue to irmko The sugar allowance of this bakery always has been Insufficient, according to Mr. Hartwg, because It is based on amount of sugar used in 1941 at which time the owner was not attempting expansion. Since Mr. Hartzog purchased the bakery In April, 1943, lie has kept the retail department open, due to a steady Increase In demand, despite being seriously handlcappd by the low sugar allowance since rationing of this commodity began, It was pointed out. He plans U> continue the wholesale sale of bread and rolls but there will be no more cakes, pies, cookies, doughnuts and other sweetened pastries available until the shortage is alleviated, he said. Date of .closing of the retail store at 106 East Main will be announced when the local board receives the foimal denial for sugar allowance Increase. The building will be used for storage until that department is reopened, the owner said. Six em- ployes will be affected by Its closing. Mr. Hartzog recently purchased the USO building, across the street from his present location, and plans to move, the business into Its own' home six months after the close of war, when the USO lease expires. zls. Kconnniln Wow Thfi low ot niiignrln nlso will he a Jarring economic blow to Germany. Three-fourths of the Bulgors arc farmers. Their leading crop, tobacco, helps soothe the jangled nervrs of German soldiers all over Europe, 'fhelr silk Industry turns out, (sun powder bags, parachutes nnd surgical thread.' Their hides make the German Jack boots which have trampled all Europe. Bulgar- Inn food has. In a large measure, fed (he German home front and army. Before the war Bulgaria supplied 15 per cent of Germany's chrome needs and considerable manganese. Both slecl-hnrdeners arc more vi- lal than ever now that Hitler has lost Turkey's chrome and Russian manganese. Bulgaria, with Kentucky's sl/.e and twice lls population, rarely misses a European war. But almost always it picks the wrong side. With RuMimi help, Bulgaria threw off Turkish rule in 1877 and .backed it up by defeating the Turks hi 1908, In between it whipped Serbia. But Bulgaria hnsnt won a war since. Serbia. Greece and Monte- ne.gro ganacd up on It and took away considerable lerrllcry in a small curtain-raising Introductory war which led Into World War I. Bulgaria joined Germany In World War I to get that territory back, and foiled. It Joined Germany ir\ World War II and actually regained that lost land. But now it will lose Ihe territory pnd the war too. Bulonrla made the same mistake twice by sldina with Germany. But It also Is taking a correct slep twice by getting out from nndrv. before Germany collapses. Bulgaria gave Hitler Its hand, bill never Its heart. Weather ARKANSAS—Clouriy with occasional rains this aftcrnoos and tonight. Wedhesday, mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. Chicago Rye open high low close pi'.cl. Sept, . !08V. 108',4 10fi",i 106-y, 108!', Dec. 107M 10«i 104i6 : 10G% hns been abolished. It Is'inlcrprcl- cd ns n move to Improve relations with Hu&sla. Ben Hawkins Jr. Missing On His • 16th Mission Scrgt. Ben Hawkins Jr., formerly of Blytheville and now of Helena, Is missing following Ills 10th mission, relatives have been informed. The 19-year-old lull gunner was Iwmblng Romania on his most re- cetit mission. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins Sr., of Helena, Sergeant Hawkins was Ijorn here when his father was connected with Chicago Mill and Lumber Company. He moved with his family when his father was transferred to Helena. He has a number of relatives in Blytheville and Southeast Missouri, Including his grandfather, L. I. llichnrdson, 1400 West Ash. Two brothers In the service also formerly lived In Blytheville. They are Corp. Louie Hawkins, now In the Pacific, and Corp. Jerome Hawkins, stationed at Herringlon, Kans. Will Establish USO Club At Clarksyille . GLARKSVILLE, Ark., Aug. 29. (UP)—Dr. Don Hnmm, chairman of the Johnson County USO committee, says the committee has beer, granted SI 1,000 to establish a USO club at Clarksvllle. Hninm says the ground floor of the Johnson County courthouse will be remodeled as a USO Club for use by the naval students attending the College of the Ozarks al Clarksvllle. The grant, made by headquarters of USO, Inc., stipulates expenditures of $7,400 for renovations an\J furnishings; $300 for program equipment; $250 for purchase of expendable supplies; $170 tor freight charges on incoming material, and $2,800 for operations expenses from May through December. New York Cotton Mar. .2142 2144 2121 2121 2HO May . 2120 2(21' 2098 2098 2118 July . 2035 2085 2063 2063, 2085 Oct. . 2185 2185 2165 . 2165' r 2182 Dec. .' 2184'' 2165 '2U4' 2146 2163'Dec" ' It was nt Soissons in July of Itfia- .hat the Amcilcan Army In the last var launched Its-great'counter-of- fensive, ^" nitecn miles cast of Solsso'riS; uiothci American column reached rismrs on tho Vcslc river, slit miles short ot tho Aisne The German radio siiyi furious fighting has broken out at that 'point. ~ Yankn In Clml6n 'I ho Ucnnnni also say Ihe Atncr- Icnns huvo bioken Inlo Chalon, mlks c»st of Chalcau-Thlcriy ai 60 finiH Belgium The DNB broadcast saja Pallon's Thlid Army Has punulialed Vllry-Lo nancoh, „ 18 and one-half miles southeast of • Chnlon The rc|,oilcd Ihiust Into Ghalon would out-flank the cathedral clli of Rhelms rifly-fom miles bcjoml the Ame- at Kolsson lie* llio Belgian bolder A uaie 20 mllcr to the wosl is the historic' forest of Com- rlegne, where ClQrmany surrendered in Ifjln niirl Fiiince surrendered In 1910 ' / • On Ihe right flank of Hie new drive, otliei American forces are moving along the valley of the '• Maine Already, they have driven •15 mjlci, beyond captured Chateau- " Thierry to wllhln (two miles of Epcuias , A tupportlng column has driven along the south bink of the Marnc an c ] crossed the river nt two po nls southcnsl - : of : Chnlbn. : ,!rhus, . the Third Army appears to be splitting up Into numbers of columns which air crlss-ordsslni! Ihc French conn- trysldc, splitting the Germans Into •ma\\ segments > /. ' Losses Ileaty Pointing up the sin- of the Ger- imn disaster, Allied headquarters ays' the-enemy lost: 122.000-killed tnd capluied In their disastrous Icfcat In < Normandy /v spokesman ndlcates.lhat (lie Nazis have netting Jeft to make-a-stand short of lie •Sicg(He<l line,• on the Franco- Gcrmnn ijordcr As Hid Americans wheel north- vcsUard over World War I bat lefidds, Allied armor. Is -pouring hioiiRl) (lie Spine river brlriec- In a drive on the robot -oast. Officials still, are silent: oil iho whereabouts of advanced columns headed' for the fly-bomb 'imps. \, As thp Allies knife thro«sh northern.France, tho confusion ,In the German lines: Is increased by lie arrival of thousands of ex- tiaualed Nazi troops, .whose- cllvis- nns were smashed • in southern rrnncc. information''n&'chini; 'London says these Nn?.!"' "refugees" uavd, in manv cases, donned civil- Ian clothes in , their "wild- flight lortli nwny fronl the Artierlcnn Seventh 'Armyl '".'.' '; • . '•'', ;,'.: :Traripef! Forees Face Death French forces in the .Seventh Army have .broken .across the Rhone river-In two places rmd have captured the ancient city of Mimes. Now they're pressing on southwestward toward '"trie 'Spanish bor- . der in a wide enveloping maneuver. Meanwhile, the bulk of the Gcrrfian l.Blh" Army—10,000 :to 15,-, DOO men, is being,"annihilated lri',a huge trap nenr Monlctimer. Behind the lines, the last German resistance hasi'flickered out in Toulon and Marseille. At least 2000 Germans surrendered in the Toulon area and additional thousands are pouring into prison cages at Marseille. ': ••; , ' .•'"• The United Nations radio at Al- picrs says the flghtinc in southern France has reached Its "find! stages." The broadcast says "there is no front and no line." • Allied warplanes still are lending a hattcl ih the double-barrelled battle of Prance. Flying through rain- : storms today, they hammered flee- in? German troops from the Seine river to the borders of the Reich. Mostly, fighters took care of troop- clogged roads, while medium bombers, both British and American, hammered four fuel and ammunition 50 miles: behind the German i'.iv.'s. • ' Italy-b.ised American warplanns also were out over Europe today. An estimated 750 United Stales bombers hit selected : targets...In Czechoslovakia, talv and Yugoslavia. Among the objectives were',ft brlriee over a river between Trieste nnd Venice in Italy. Chicago Wheat ociri hiah low rlosc nrfl. Sept.. 155'4 IWJ* 155N 155:4 1W* 154tt 154 1»<V4 15-iH

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