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Sore feptf It /, vo/uo6/ fl ,o th. W«r WoleA tW , ,„ VOL. XLl—NO. MO __ - - _____™EDOMINANT NEWWAWSU OF NOHTUKAST AKKANBAR A™ R™,,,,^,,^!:^. ^ ' -*-4 » » O Blj'lhevllle Dally News Blj'lhcville Courier Blylhevllle Herald Misslsslpiil Valley Leader SOUTHEAST IJIIB80UIH JjLYTllBVIlLB. ARKANSAS, TllUKStMY, AUGUST 31, 1041 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT8 '." New Flame-Thrower Purs Heat on Nazis ^•••M iM ^M ^^^M. ' ' ' —— — - - . M vu*i *. M ,., THREATEN ENTIRE ROBOT COAST Just disclosed by Uie British la their new "surprise" . wcnpori, the deadly Churchill "Crocodile •; lanks p.clwcd abo ;. Equipped as flame-throwers that project their deadly - "' Cy vl ^ d an ' 'P- role against German beach pillboxes durmg invasion NLRB To Hear Union's Appeal n£ CIO Group Seeking To Represent Workers Of Power Company The Arkansas - Missouri Power Company received today from the National Labor Relation Board 15th Region, formal notice announcing a hearing at which time questions will be discussed concerning a possible election to determine whether or not certain units of the power company employees desire union affiiation with the CIO or AFL la- tor unions. The hearing is tlie result ' a petition filed by William R. Henderson, • CIO sub-regional director, Utility Workers Organization Committee, CIO;, stating that the .local power company "had refused to recognize the UWO, CIO as the exclusive, bargaining agent for its production and maintenance employees. The NLRB conducted an election early last year of. these : employees ut whlah-Umc-enVriiet'inii ,'of '..ULJo- cal offices, plant' ani] line ' crews voted against, union organization and affllatlon -with the International Brotherhood •• of Electrical Workers, API,. "•' - ' tf,- According to information e th' lained in the NLRB notice, the hearing will take place tomorrow, 10:30 A. M., in the Colonial Room at Hotel Noble, The hearing will, be conducted by a field examiner of the NLRB and is expected to be attended by representatives of the local company , and h v representatives of CIO and Late Bulletins ROME, Aug. 31 (Up) - An I Allied cunirnuniqiie announces that American troops have advanced six miles up the Rhone Valley to capture the road junction of Valence. French troops "n the Mediterranean coast drove into the university town of Montpellier, 9 miles west of Marseille. NEW VOItK, AUK. 31 (UP) — A German news agency broadcasts a report that »oeme Szlo- jay, who resigned as premier of Hungary on Tuesday, died at noun. Cause of his death was no', given. , API,. Will Discuss Cache River Flood Control JONESBORO, Ark., Aug. 31 fCT.P.)— A flood control project for Cache river nnd Bayou DeVicw of Northeast Arkansas was to be discussed al an open Craighead courthouse meeting at hi Jotiesboro dredge Bayoi tills afternoon. U. S. Army Engineers from the Memphis office .^werc la be in charge of the mcet- ^ Landowners, county and city of« Jicials, as well as drainage district commissioners, from Clay, Greene, Crnigheaci, Lawrence.Crass Polnsctt, Jackson, Woodruff and Monroe counties ' were expected to attend. Under terms of the proposed project. Army Engineers would re- dredge Cache river from ii.s origination point ln C |. ly cmml (0 where it empties into White river r.t Clarendon. They also would Dcyicw and several creeks that make up the cache river watershed in Northeast Arkansas The project would cost between an estimated $4,000,000 and $7,000,000.' Barton Lists Expenditures Totaling LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 31 (0 P ) — Col. T. H. Barton of Ei Dorado today reported that he spend $8,. 900 in his unsuccessful campaign Al'or the U. S. Senate. In his cam- ^palgn expenditure accountd file with Secretary of State C. a. Hall, Barton listed the following expenses,: Salaries $6,900 and filing fee, advertising and miscellaneous, $2,034. NKW YOKK, Aug. 31 (UP) — The Duchess or Windsor was operated upon for removal of hen appendix today. No adverse complications were expected. Walter Logan Returns To U. S. From War Zone • AftDr.-22 months of .covering war events overseas! • Waller Logan, Un.ited Press War Correspondent, Wfetday .-returned to the...United States., Arriving at Miami by plane, he has gone to New York for an official report, to the news service office there before arriving home in n week or to days. That he will have many first- Searchers Fail To Find Plane BAAF Pilot Missing More Than A \Veek; Search Continues Capt. Benton L. Lewis, a section Gaining Control of Slovakia, Message To London Declares; Battle Raging Near Belgrade' LONDON, A,, f 31, (U.l'O^Csscchoslovnk patriots risi i :imcssorH aro rei>ortai "• - 1 ' Patriots Score Victory Cl_. i • 'i": . ""' "—~~—-' . ' • . ' ** "' rising ' Jlic Czech government in London say.s tlic newj, WHS received tot hiy in a radio mcxsairo from the i,,,h'iol field commander. Previously, open fiK|ilin B was reported lielwccn Oxecn.s and Gcmiiuis. And the' Nazis .siijtl they hud mililai-y rule for Slovakia, a liny puppet state'lying Gerniiiny and the oncoming Russians. Bitter fighting wns reported Ins lodny for several towns, includ-' Ing Zilina, which changed hunds once. The report added Ih'c Gerrman LufUvnlfc was In action over the battle areas. i In the uneasy Balkans, Yugoslav parlisans are reported fighting nenr Belgrade. The . London -radio say's the sound of guns cnn be heard Inside the Yugoslav capital, and -a secret wor crimes commission has met to study German atrocities. Poles held As "Hcbels" The Germans issued nn official regular soldiers but as rebels oul- according to information today by col. Kurt M. Lanclon, commanding officer at the local field. Captain Lewis, who Ims been attached here since October 1942, left Blj'lheville In a two-plane formation and landed at Lockbourne Army Atr Base in Columbus, Ohio U> refill Ids fuel tanks. From there the two planes took off for their destination at Rochester, N. Y The ptnne arrived safely '.• and capfaln Lewis's craft was overdue, a search was Instituted Which lias continued for the past week, but with no success. Captain Lewis, son o[ Mr and Mrs. J. B. Lewis of Wicrgatc, Texas- is-marrietl and lives at-lHV. South' ' other when Broadway In' Blythcville. He alone In the missing, plane. wns In- accounts of interesting war hand news to tell is evidenced ~by "many stories he has written from Africa, England, India and Ceylon, along with colorful letters to his parents Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Logan, and ns brother, Max Logan. The 30-year-old Blythevlllc man was reared here, where he was c'm- Ployetl when he began his newspaper career at Caruthersville, MO After Joining the United Press at Little Rock he has'been connected with numerous UP bureaus before becoming a war correspondent. Highway Department Awards Road Contracts LITTLE ROCK, Aug..31' (U P )— The. Arkansas Highway Department Wednesday awarded three contracts for repairing roads and bridges In the state, but. rejected all bids on three other proposed projects. Contracts were awarded for the following projects: Surfacing of sonic two miles on the Ferguson-West road In Phillips county. Surfacing three miles on Felton- Smith's Corner road in Lee county And surfacing one mile on pthc Hamburg connection road in Ash- Icy county. The Department rejected ail bids on Uie following projects: ' Construction of a bridge over formation received today at the local field from Lockbourne indicates Hint the search is continuing. Allied Raiders Sink 19 More Enemy Vessels By United Press . American planes have struck an- h. r f?" cn |»B-»P '>'°™ at Halma- Uern. 250 miles south of the Philip- Pines, and a series of Allied raids from the Kurlles lo Ihc Southwest Pacific have sunk or damaged al least 19 more Japanese vessels Tlie Allied bombing of Amoy on the china coast was hailed by Chinese communist paper today as a blow equal to the bombarding of lokvo Itself. The paper pointed out that Amoy lies in the vital sea toe between Japan and the South In the Chinese northwest zone. General chu today was prc- pnraig to take over the governorship following the ousting of-General Shcii-?. The retiring governor «ns said lo have impeded relations between the Russians and the Chl- side piinishhbic as such. Two days ago, a statement issued In London warned Die Nazis thnt Polish partisans must be regarded as soldiers. For two countries, Romania and Bulgaria, pence terms are expcclcd to be signed quickly. Lnsl night, a Bulgariiin delegation urrlvcd at Cairo and nomnnlnii envoys arrived at Moscow for tlic formal presentation of terms. United Press Correspondent Henry Shapiro reports from 'Moscow that Bulgaria will be required to collaborate with the Allies in expelling Ihe Germans' (rom the Balkans. nnd must relinquish all M-.'s lerrilory grabbed from Greece 'aril) Yugoslavia. Shapiro quoted the.- Soviet Ann,- newspaper fieri Star. Soviets At- Bucharest On the .eastern baltlcfront l«lay Russian Iroops arc speeding south newly-captured Ploestl into man Missr'ng In Action Another Mississippi Comity „„,„ s nursing in action. Pf c . Luther E Lancaster of the Marine Corns, son of Mrs. Martha Parks of Osccola, details were announced by the Livestock ST. LOUIS, Aug. 31 (U.P.I—Hogs 6,700; salable 5,500; top 14.70; 150270 Ibs., 14,70; 120-140 )bs. 13.2514.25; sows 13.95. Catlle: 5,100; salable 3,700; calves 1,800, all salable; mixed yearlings and heifers 11.00-14.75; cows 8.0011.00; canners and cullers 5,50"50; slaughter acers 9.75-18.00; slaughter heifers 8.00-17.25: st'ocker nnd feeder steers 7,50-13.00. Construction of a bridge over White River at Beaver In Carroll county. And construction of a low-water bridge on the Garficid-Eiircka Springs road In Benton county. Inductee Demonstrates Home-Made Helicopter SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 31. (UP) —A Iff-ycnr-old inventor. Stanley Killer Jr.. spent his last day before joining the Army in demonstrating his home-made helicopter. Kilter operated his new tyire machine al a downtown street corner in San Francisco. The ship rose vertically aboul 25 feet, Ihcn landed within a foot of its takeoff point The young inventor designed and built the aircraft. He says It can go forward at 100 miles an hour, cruise st 00, and can operate in all directions. Chicago Wheat Sept. . 155 I55--H 154X 155*5 154-H Dec. . 153 IS 154 153 H 153* 153 Chicago Rye open high low close pr.cl. Sept. . 104;S 105-r. 104?,' 105« 104(4 Weather ARKANSAS — Mostly cloudy, showers In southeast and extreme east portions this afternoon and extreme en.sl portion tonight. Friday partly cloudy. Rains .98 of an Inch The calendar shows it still Is AiJRiist although Ihe thermometer stopped al 78 degrees yesterday and •SB of an inch of rain fell yesterday auci last night. ' More rain was falling this morn- continued. 1110 !OWOrcd lcn "»«'«'« N. Y. Stocks AT&T 73 Amcr Tobacco .,,, Anaconda Copper 27 l-s Belh Steel . "" 61 1 4 Chrysler . ..."" 93 14 Coca Cola ;.. 137 j.J Gen Electric .".' 33 Gen Motors 62 i-o Montgomery Ward ' 51 N Y Central ' jg U8 Int Harvester 80 7 8 North Am Aviation '. B 1-2 Republic Steel . iq , „ Socony Vacuum ..... 13 Studcbakcr ..... ..... Iq . . Standard of N J ..'.'.'.'.'.'.'.' 54 Texas Corp ....... 4fi i 9 Packard . .......... 2 583 . 8 N. 0. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. 2110 2093 2053 2150 2136 2123 2100 2050 2164 SU4 2115 2123 2090 2031 2050 2059 2155 2162 2134 2142 . 2121 2098 2053 21CO from the si jlomn ready is reported in the hnpds of loyal Romanian -troops. Other Soviet columns having reached the border of Southern Dohrujn, annexed by Bulgaria In 1940, and are within sight of Bul- gnrla'.s pre-war frontier. . And far to the north, Russian dispatches say Soviet patrols nnd scouls arc operating-In East Prus, sin. However, the penetratloas obviously arc only reconnaissance In nature. Congress Called 'Old-Fashioned' Representative From Oklahoma Seeks To Streamline Methods WASHINGTON, Aug. 31. (Ul>)_ Congress has teen advised lo wake up nnd get out of Ihe gaslight cm Representative Mike Moiironey of Oklahoma said today that some congressional methods are ns outmoded ns "nn old fashioned ledger, quill pen and high bookkeeper's slool." Monroncy introduced a resolution lo streamline the nation's lawniaklni; tody by comolklntlng standing committees, ' Improving coriimltlco slatting and adopting modern business machinery. The representative from Oklahoma pointed out Hint "there arc probably not more limn six adding machines In Congress,•although'.we arc spending approximately J90. billion annually." • .-•.-•( i Members of the House Military Aflairs Committc^snitl ihu|t ihoiv-ht Ihe Army a|id Navy, nnd no I Con Kress, should decide when Ihc Amer lean armed forces arc to be demob! llzed. These opinions were scl fortl after Representative. Hamilton Fisl of New .York yesterday culled for r law requiring the demobilization o servicemen over 35 TOKAY'S W.Vll ANALYSIS Hitler Must Pull Troops From Norway lly .IAMKS HAIIPKU United I'ri'ss Staff Wrllrr Allied armies nro llbcinlluj. ,,11 wcfilern iiurope simply by lilwriitlni; France. They're freoliif; Belgium without crossing (Is Ijordcr. They're dricnt- ink the acrmuns in Holland without fighting on Dutch soil. They're winning the buttle of .Norwny—I France, .And here is why: General .Eisenhower «nl(l only loday Ihnl Iho G c r in ana arc Iwund' lo pull their troops out ot Norway, Denmark, Holland and Belgium to bolster tho 'haltered forces which now must defend the h o m c 1 a n tl, Germany must give up Us -con- . . — qucrcd imtlons to J ! |m « 1'irptr keep from •becoming a conquered niitlon Itself. Tho British radio estimates Hint Ilia Nav.Is.have, all told, only loo,- 000 bnlterccl Iroops In northern P-rancc. And Ihosc troops arc outclassed 30 lo. one In.armor, lleiico, Hitler 'must, without delay, draw 4mJens, Robot-Bomb 'Capital/ Seized By Onrushing British; '--. Frenchmen Liberate Bordeaux" SUHIKMN AI.UKD IIKADQUAJITIOHS, Aug. 31 (U P) — Bnti.sli troops have seined Amiens, neivo ccnlei o£ 'the robot const Irom whicli Germniiy lwj been ravaging" their ^ SpcariiiK HCTOHH tlie Somnuv river line, the tlelcrmined loinmics (illicitly topplwl Amiens mid sun fed on toward Cnl,,in and Dmiltciiie, where they evacuated the , e continent ol Knropu in four fateful May days of 1940 Official iiirmTtwtion id riclnl infm-midion iiulk-iilcs thai tlic Tommies may overrun Uiu entire roljol const wilhiii 72 hours, * While Fiench tioops captured nonlcniis and'Uo American tank armies fm ip tho east plunged to within 21) miles of liclglum and 80 of Get many, Iho British named through the Soininc river line in'a Brent gush of tnnks, guns niul troops , Allies H\c 1)3)1 Ahc.ul Ocnernl rjlscnhonci repeals that the Inarch across Fiance already 1 Is five clay.s ahead of schedule, and It undoubtedly will gain even jjicatcr moinuntuin now Dint Iho Eonimo Insl miijoi livci bnrilcr held by life Ocnnnni In tlio noith, lias been Vital Supplies Follow Armies Fast-Moving Troops Will,Get War Goods, Patterson Says WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UP> — Acting Secretary or War I'nUcrsoi believes 11 the flow of supplies will continue lo keep up with Die Allied Iroops In Western France. Patterson .said ni his news conference ,lnday that the enormous , .'iiipjilirs continued the Allied offensive kept, moving forward [hunks to (he caraful plnnnlng In Et CiVII I ICC. llrltltlpH Tt\r " *I> to • ; -" ~; ...... • -.-w..,,i.w in,,,,^ nLi\n i i . lpH t\r ii'finii^": iTi rom his pool of occupation forces '. Franc,- were a,em 0 ta| In rHu ollort to and snwvc d , acrwi Iho Clmnne! ready for tlio designated places. laid oil pipelines at (he J. W. Hargrove, 57, Dies At Leachyillc JONESBORO, Ark., —Services for J. w. ,,.,11 TTT i - -•]••» "ji'uiuu aci nccfjicn over Jit a r,! 11 ;.,^'^ 1 ,. ?!; lnonlh *«« Ocrmnliy is defeated. Speaking of tlie Army—Acting Secretary of War Robert Palleram lias disclosed July casualty figures which show ati Increase of 23,800 In a single week, ending August KHu Patterson said the lncren.se was "largely reflected in the period o heaviest fighting in northern Prance hear the end of July." Total Arm nnd Navy casualties for all theater have now reached 349,523. The Stale Department reveals that Robert Murphy'; a key figure In pre-invnslon diplomatic' iirrungc- mciils hi North Africji. Is going to tondon as iiollllcnl adviser, presumably to General Dwlght Elsenhower Murphy will be concerned particularly with the machinery lo be set up.for the mllllary government ol Germany. In the political tug of wnr, Representative George Outland of Cal- Ifornln lashed out at Author Clarence Buddln'gton Kelland, who Is Republican national commlltceinaa from Arizona, for his charge lhat Prefldcnt Roosevelt was responsible for Ihc Pearl Harbor disaster Said Outland lo Kelland: "If you believe what you arc saying, sir, you are a fool. If you don't you arc a liar." .President Robert Gnylord of the National 'Association of Manufacturers has refuted before n congressional committee, hints by Chairman Sidney Hlllman of the CIO Political Action Committee thnt the NAM made big contributions to campaign funds. Aug. 31 Hargrove, 51, of Lciichvlllc, who died Saturday In John Gaslon Hospital In Memphis, were held Tuesday al First Methodist Church at Leach- villc. Surviving are his wife. Mrs. Alice Hargrove; three sons, Jimmy, Paul and Norman; and two daughters, Gladys and Barbara, nil of Lcachville; two brothers, John of Knoxvillc, Tenn., and Boh of Mai- Gcn, Mo., and one sister, Mrs Pat mining'of st. Charles, N. c. Soldiers Meet V Vli Pvt. Mickey Rooney, left, proudly shows oil his recently won sharpshooter's medal lo an old Hollywood pal—Maj. Clark Gable, now on inaclivc duly. They're pictured as they met at *-.a Chicago railroad stalio/i. keep the Allies out, of tlic Reich. : Divisions Sirlppcil .But even that would be or IIUlc help, Tho eight or nine divisions In Norway, tor instance, 1 liave'.iiccn all but stripped bare of . nririov,'.The Biimc; Is true of the seven divisions in : Flnlftni!,' which-.nisi) lirwc Iwun drained of Ihcir specialists., 'Hie four Ocrniiin dlvisions In Deiiinti'rk arc equipped with only scout cars nnd (i few light tanks. , " ;The fact of Iho niallor Is that Germany, simply, doesn't have tlie troops lo defend Itself much longer. 'Hie otice-nilghty Wohrmnchl .has shrunk from eight million men )/i 1040 lo a bare Iwo million ih 1914. Ench 'of It« 280 divisions lins been cut from 16-gr-20-llioiis'nnd men to seven tliousnnd or less. Those divisions arc short—not only In manpower—but also In (anks, self-pro- pcllcd guns, fuel, transport and plnnc.s. . . '; : Here's . how the German slacks up, front by front: Stationed on the eastern nrmy froiit Rationed Meats To Be Unchanged In Point Values ... • WASHINGTON,. Aug. 31 (UP) — American housewives won't have an v more worries over meal rationing during Scplcmbcr than they already have. The OPA says no changes will be made in the point value of rationed meat throughout the coming month. However, the OPA does say that high grade meats' won't be ns] . - .. ..„. plentiful during September as they low sllc11 - Oll cc the Allies burst against Russia, arc between no nnd 100 divisions. Hut, of thai number, only 25 at Ihc most arc panzers or nnnzcr erenndlcrs. Aiid those panzer divisions'lack lanks, except possibly " few for scouting purposed. Skeleton Units Some of those German divisions In tlic cnsl arc mere shadows o, their former selves. Mnny cohslsl of only thrce-lo-four thousand men. lumbers of Germany's lop «nlU< lave been completely Moiled out— wlthoitl n Iracc, by the' nusslar steamroller. As for tlie southern front—Ihc Germans have some 22 to 24 divisions In Italy. But most of their lave been badly mauled. In some discs a group of only a couple of thousand men goes under the title ol a division. Elsewhere In tho south, Germany hns what it calls .ho Second Pnniser Army. In spite of Its name, this group—consisting of between 20 and 23 divisions—has inrdly a lank lo Hi name. It Is ilrclched Ihln Ihrnugh Hungary' Yugoslavia, Albania, Greece and' the Aegean islands. On the western front, the Ger- nans are In an even worse posl- lon. On D-Day they had 60 to 65 livlslons stationed through France, JeJglum, and Holland. Some had icon built'up to n point'where they numbered as many as 12,000 men. Now, 85 days later, Ihe Germans iavc only 40 lo 45 divisions on the mtcrn front. Many whhh have one through tlic Allied mcal-grlnd- r, have emerged as divisions in lame only. The entire German panzer strength In France, is csti- inled at no more than nine or 10 altered divisions. So far, Ihcrc has been no Indlca- lon thnt th.« Nazis have any sort f troop reservoir inside the Reich, fence, the western front Is a hol- nilc of, TO miles .n day. He revealed ,thnl oil is being pumped in pipes across Western France .up.tp positions nnl fur behind Gallon's cnnrglng' -tanks. - Patterson- said the 'approach ot winter weather will Incrcnsc the tllfficulllcs of handling cargoes across tlie benches, but additional |x>rl facilities likely will be acquired soon enoiiKli -to compensate for llics, lit dUtUmlllcs. said the French have been during August. Many kinds of cheese will cost two more red points. A can of condensed or evaporated cd milk will be valued at a full point rather than two-thirds of a polnl. Although no changes will be made in the rationing of .canned salmon. ;hc civilian supply during Septem- er will be considerably reduced. And .here's some good news about citrus fruits. Tho War Ftood Ad- nlnlslratlon says thai in the line of.oranges, tangerines, grapofruil, omens and limos, will be Increased on, Ihe markel to Ihe extent, of nore than two billion pounds. Canned citrus Is already ration -free. Ihroiigh Hit thinning crust of re- slslanrc In France, they will be pushing into a vacuum. Thai, Ihcn, Is the Wehrmacht. Two million soldiers, many of them old and Irled, many of them young and untrained. Too few tanks, too few self-propelled guns, not enough fuel, transport or planes. And not a single ray of hope of final vlctoiy. New York Cotton Mar. May .hily Oct. Dec. open . 2111 . 2084 2094 2157 , 2132 high 2122 2096 2058 2165 2143 low close pr.cl. 2110 2121 2116 2084 2096 2051 2040 2058 2057 2156 2165 2H32 2132 2143 2141 .--„ - ,..., w , . .sy.stcm l.i capable ol carrying c- siciDrnble of tho combiner! military an,| clvlllnn supplies. Much Frciich rolling slock hns liccn destroyed, but French railroads can rapidly ne restored and tho Allies landed much of their own rollln? stock In nii|iclpnllon of Ibis problem. Mnny railroad' bridge.'; destroyed ;i northwestern France arc bcliiR rcfcloml. Pallcison warned that unless drafitlcnlly stcpped-ilp production reo.iilremenls (or Ihc balance of the yeiir, In tills country arc mel, Ihe Allies time schedule on many (routs will be retarded. He said Ihc "vital" categories; Include big guns, trucks, tires, tractors, craiics. derricks, porlnble flame Ihrowers nnd col- toti duck. : Unauthorized Strikes Close 7 Coal Mines I!y United Tress A new outbreak of unautlvjrl/ed strikes lilt the ceMral Pennsylvania con I' mines tortnv despite Ihe fad tlmt the dispute is expected to be acted on by President Rooscvcll inomcnlnrily. The dispute stems from n drive by John L. Lewis and his United Mine Workers lo organized supervisory workers In Pennsylvania. Tlie dispute has closed seven more nnd Ihe workers hnvc defied War Labor Ponrd orders to go back on the Job. Last night the board referred the dispute to the While House, and some quarters expect a seizure order will be Issued. Today roving UMW pickets closed down four more pits, bringing to 17 the number of Idle mines In the state. Nearly 10,000 men arc out of work, and production loss is scl it about 46,000 Ions of coal dally. crossed The fall of Amiens outflanks n'offi than 100 mile-, Ihc robot Ixnnb coajt Iran Abbeville to north of tho Sommc. As the Uillhh spearhead shot pait '' Am^ns, Canadian 'troopers'.nennir llic coast pushed inside Ihc grealei river porl of Rouen nnd sealed off Ihc highway lo'Dlopiic', nine miles tu Ihe north, Thus, with nice poetic Justice, history l.s seeing to it tlmt the Bulfstf return to Dunkcicnic, scene of their greatest defeat nnd.'tlmt the Canadians return In Dieppe where Jhcy fmiiid death and gloiy In n grLat Commando mid Iwo ycnrs ngo. ' Amiens, too,' Is encrusted with slg- <• nlflc.nnt.hliiijiy. For it wns at Am- -"'. lens,.\UilCli straddles Uie Somme 40 >i miles Inlflnd from'the- coast, that the-'Allies won'one of their great firm) vlcloiles of the first war Six (lays aftei that victory, the Qcrman ' high conilnand advised the Kaiser 1 !) Government to suo for peace. 25 Divisions Destroyed The Germans may not be much / farther from defeat right now. Supreme headquarter^ reveals thnt Al- ' lied invasion armlcL in Fiance have destroyed tho equivalent of live German armored divisions find 20 iri- fnnlry divisions between D-Day and August 25th. Another six panzer divisions and 12 infniliry division; us "badly cut Witnesses Questioned In Tennessee Shying MANCHESTER, Tenn.. Aug. 31 (UP)—Final cross examination of vltncsses In tlie Robert ShcriU murder case was expected to be compiled today by defense and prosecuting attorneys. Attorneys for the slate planned o make a strong effort to' bring o the stand 18-year-old Ruth Yatcs, daughter and sister of the hrce men being tried for the murder of young Robert Sherrill. Tlie lullahoma girl vvns on a date with Bhcrrlll at the time of the slay- ug last May. she was taken tnlo ustody along with her father, Roy Yatcs, a Tullahoma grist mill own- r, and two brothers three months igo. She was later released nn a 250 bond for appearance as a ma- are described United Picss War Correspondent Richard McMillan, messaging from (he front'has this to say: "The all-conmicritig Niv/,1 hosts h'r'd low shuttered', hounded by day, md nlRhl, and they have lost nil som- blnnce of.an ellecllve fighting team. "They have only one Men—to drn,; .hetnselvc!> somehow ,,0'ut of Ihc clutches of their fnst-nioving. British pursUers" • ,• , Germans Await Captur*""' McMillan says hundreds of"(3cr- nnns, worn out by the relentless bnlllo, sllnply arc lying down by tha side of Ihe road and watching the Mlish roll on. Hundreds of them arc being rounded up without a light. _ , • -,.- ••.. — • The next'~Britlsh.;onJecttve;seems .0 be Arras, 31 miles to the-northeast. Some 62 miles to the north? vest is Boulogne, with Calais '1\ miles uorlh-norlhwcsl,. and .Dfm- icrquc, 11 miles northward! . i As the British threw their tlrlve nlo high gear; the fog of 'another 'security'.siiericc'' lay over the progress of the American First and Third Annies on the other side of. Paris. However, front dispatches, uncon- Irmed at headquarters, say one wins of Patten's tank horde hns 'reached St. Dlzlor, 16 miles cast of Vltry and about B3 miles from the Reich: An- olher American force is disclosed to have taken a town within 26 miles of Belgium. ' . Victory For French One of .today's grcalcst victories was won, not by the Brilish'or thtj Americans, but by the French. Partisan troops have seized Bordeaux, on the Garonne estuary inland from Ihe Bay of Biscay, the fourth oity of all France. ' • ;. ' •;• A communique issued by tho French forces of the interior reveals that the Partisans also have seised Chambcry In southeastern France as well as Rohnerre in the Yonne department. ••'•',' The American Seventh Army in southern France also has hung'Up a new victory.' Troops under Lieu- lenant General Patch have captured the great playground city of Nice without ,a struggle. United Press War Correspondent Dana Adams Schmidt, who entered Nice with the Americans, says they stayed only ' long enough for a'brief ceremony, . then pressed on in hot'pursuit of the Germans fleeing toward tha Hall a n frontier, only 12 miles away. However, in the Rhone ..Valtey,- German forces have broken out"of an American trap 'oil the '.brb'inc river and succeeded In making their way to (he area of Lyons,"the third city of Trance. ', /'- ;'. :. >;.

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