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Save Waste Paper! It is valuable to the War EHortl Watch this paper for Collection Dattt! BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 'PI ll«! nPlMl MA M'l* Ml.nvciiA m.M> r^T.t »r/-\ri'i'iir«A o-n * *irr ...... n . . «^»«^W V W , ^%i^ VOL- XLI—NO. 142 Ulythcvlllc Dully News Hlylhevllle Heriild Blythovlllo Courier Mississippi Valley Lender Tim DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHUAST M1BSOUK1 1MATII10V1LLK, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, SKl'TKMHKK 2, J<>14 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS GERMANY EXPECTS 'VISIT' FROM PATTON Finland / jparenfly On Verge Of Break Women Battle In French Town LONDON, Sept. 2 (U.P.)—The Russo-Kiimish wsu- may be'cndiiiK at last. The latest indication that Finland is, really moving for peace comes from Kranee. Radio Vichy say's Finland lias broken off relations with Germany. However, diplomatic sources in Stockholm say that the Vichy announcement is a bit premature, but that'll is likely I hat a rupture in Finnish-German relations will be officially revealed tonight. Earlier,.Swedish .sources reported that the Finnish parliament lias convened in special session, and that Finland's government has ordered all Finnish ships in the Baltic Sea to make .for port at once. * Radio Ankara says that Finland's . • r~* • r Arkansas Briefs new president, Marshal Manner- helm, .Is preparing to lead n pence mission to Moscow. / On the diplomatic front in the Balkans, the German radio says Hint a new Bulgarian government lins bcon formed. Radio Be : ' n says the new administration in ^oliln is headed by a Monsieur Miiravlcv. The broadcast adds that the former minister to France, Pclro Stainov, is the new foreign minister. It is not yet known win ther the new Bulgarian government, is pro- Allied or pro-Axis. But Is slill believed by political observers In Cairo that Bulgaria, threatened by the Hed army with isolation from Germany, soon will resume peace talks with Allied representatives. Prom' Romania, the British radio says p lhe Romanian army has "begun operations" to wrest Transylvania . back- from Hungary, to whom it .was given by the Germans in 1940. Soviet armored .columns smashed 70 miles west, of, Bucharest, and drove to within 100 mtles"6f Yugoslavia. 'Other. Russian toYccs on the Bulgarian border are: massing to. join an the sweep toward the famed Iianuljjsn ,nr6n':c.5ate." Eventuall PARIS.—Mrs. May Fjlser of New York Gil}-, nalinnal president ot the Catholic Women's Union, will be one of Ilic main speakers at the 5'lth animal meeting of the Catholic Union of Arkansas at Paris tomorrow. Regional Director A. 1). Stcw- nrl of the Farm Security Administration will discuss the responsibility ol the church to rural problems. LITTLE ROOK. —Miss Irlllll Murphy of Fayctlcville lias been appointed director of religious education of the First Methodist Church of Little Ilock. Miss Murphy was graduated from the llni- yersity of Arkansas, where she was president of the Wesley Foundation and a member of the Wesley players. nr6n':c.5ate." Eventually. after- the Russians r liaVe entered the . Yugoslav gateway, they will effect a junction with Marshal Tito's Partisans. Then the Allies will have continuous line across southeastern , jfcpuropo, and the fate of German <** forces in Bulgaria and Greece will be scaled. On other bnttle lines of the east- ' cm front — another Soviet attack I northeast of Warsaw is reported. Radio Berlin says that 30 Russian infantry divisions, supported by tanks, launched an offensive between the Bug and Narew rivers northeast of the Polish capital. The Nazis say the attack failed. A fig, ,, u regress between two women, a Partisan and a pro-Nazi, which began Immediately utter the ibcra ion of the town. Many of the men and women who were Na.l .sy,n,iathte.s were rounded up b s 1'Yce M-cntli Partisans. The above scenes happened in lirlgnobs, France. (Sig NEA Tclepholo.) igiinl Corps Undiulcloiiholo fror , LITTLE KOCK.—Welfare Commissioner John G. Fipkin says the Arkansas Welfare Department has increased grants' for old afc assistance, dependent children and - blhTd-and Confederate pensions.* 1'ipkiri says (his month's Increase ranges from lone cent per person on the Confederate pension list to 31 cents per person j Plans lo appear before a National for dependent children. Aiil lo ' Labor Relations Board trial exnm- Workers Request CIO Withdrawal Organization Work Called 'Damaging' To Working Morale A committee of employes of the Rice-Slix Company here yesterday appealed for withdrawal of the CIO Amalgamated, Clothing Workers of America from organization work ."in thnir plant. because it -"damaged working jnorh'lc'."'"" '' At the same time union organiz- rs revamped .previously announced Flat Lake Man Suffers Wound In Brittany Seriously wounded while aiding in the capture of Brillany was Pfc. Farris Monroe Holyfleld, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Holyficld of Flat Lake and nephew of Mrs. Everett Rhodes, 2005 West Sycamore. A message received Friday told of his having been wounded Aug. 1, but no details were disclosed. This was not the first invasion which Private Holyfield had participated us he landed In North Africa Nov. 7, 1942. Having been in action while based there he participated in the fight In Sicily and Itnly before being sent to England. He Is with the 17th Army Engineers. Private Holyfield lived here and nt Ripiey nnd Brownsville, Tenn., before entering a CCC camp. After having been discharged with honors, he volunteered in the Army End wns- stationed nt Fort Bcnning, Ga., two years before going overseas. the blind increased !iO cents and old asc assistance (fr.-ints ;ire increased 21 cents per person. HOT S !' R I NGS. —. Regional Manager I,. C. Elliott of the CAA from Fort Worth says that the Hot Springs airport is complete except for the hangar and administration building and is now the property of the city. John Stover has been given permission to install a meter ami pay expenses of lighting the field at night when necessary. Hot Springs ah-port, like other airports In Arkansas, has been unable to secure priorities for materials for buildings thus far. MELBOURNE.— The one-man Izard Counly draft board has finally received help. For several weeks Ihc operation of the Izanl Connly draft hoard was done by one man, Kay Ferryman of Calico Rock. Hut now two men liavc been sent lo help him. They arc I.. A. Forrest of Brockwcll and Lawrence Jacobs of Melbourne. They arc the 13th and Hth men to serve on the Izard County board. Camden Contractor Is Victim Of Fumes CAMDEN, Ark., Sept. 2 (U.P.) — Relatives in Camden have been notified that William H. Trudc, a Camden cement contractor, was killed while working at the Gulf Refining company nt Port Arthur, Texas. Trade nnd several other men were In an office changing clothing, preparing to BO to work when a connection broke on an ammonia il»nk nearby. The fumes swept into lf'he office, asphyxiating Trude. Ten other men nre reported to be In a serious condition. New York Cotton Mar. . 2104 Mny . 2076 July . 2035 Oct. . 2149 Dec. . 2128 2106 2097 2105 2080 2069 2079 2039 2026 2039 2151 2141 2151 2130 2120 2129 2106 2080 2039 2152 2130 Chicago Rye open high Sept. Dec. . low close 103 Vi lOS'/i 102 102% 104.H 103% 103% 102« 103M 104!i Weather ARKANSAS—Saturday and Sunday, generally fair. Union Leaders Threaten 'Sympathy' Walkouts By United Press A strike of 6000 workers nt the Cleveland Graphite Bronze Company In Cleveland, Ohio, may spread to war plants in Toledo and Detroit. Union officials threaten lo call out 64,000 workers to back up the dispute at the Bronze plant. The walkout started two days ago when an employee was fired for breaking a 75 cent lock. His Icllow workers, members of the Mechanics Educational Society of America, struck in protest. The Bronze Company produces aircraft bearings for 13-29 Super- fortresses. The strikers have been ordered to return lo their jobs by the regional War Labor Board. Meanwhile, the embattled Pennsylvania coai fields may be in for tome more labor trouble. The United Mine Workers-Union threatens to call strikes In 68 coal mines in Pennsylvania, Kentucky nnd West Virginia. The union demands recognition of ils affiliate, the United Clerical, Technical nnd Supervisory Workers Union. However, offlcjals of the United Mine Workers have notified President Roosevelt that workers will return to their jobs in the ten mines which have been seized by the government. ner here yesterday, to call nttcn- ion to the new city ordinance providing for .licensing of organizers ind promoters. Decision to withhold nction followed receipt here of wortl that similar ordinance had been declared In Georgia, a reporter wns told. Miles Hagcy, of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, said ie would await any action city officials here cnrcrt to take ngalnst him for'failure to obtain a license It was Mr. Hagcy who previously said he would attempt to bring the ordinance to the examiner's at- | I n I I r- tcntion at.the NLRB meeting of th2 1C Kifimf*H ITU" Utility Workers Organization Com- ' ** UlU/fJCJU lUf inittec, CIO, and representatives of Arkansas-Missouri Power Company tor discussion of questions relative to a possible election 1 among em- ployes of this firm to determine It they wish union affiliation. '42 Picking Champion Trains For Big Event Getting ready for the National Cotton Picking . Contest here Sept. 27, is Ellgiih Gordon, Negro, who wan the grand prize of S1000 In the 1042 contest and hopes for a repeat. Home from the Navy, ntlcr receiving a medical discharge following 11 months of nervlce. Ellguli picked some cotton early tills week as he began getting hi.s fingers in .shape for the big •event. .,. 4 •'-,-- *' • • ,• ' Confident he, will be In thn big money lids year, Elignli af- rcndy has plans for Ihc prize he expects to win. If it Is $1000 lie ivill buy bonds costing $850 :> ,id spend the rest, just as he did with his 1912 winnings. He snld he has $850 worth of war bonds and a building lot he purchased with jils award. On that lot he creeled a house for hts wife nnd four children, i Entries arc .being received daily at the Chamber of Commerce office for the cotton picking competition. Islands Raided, Japanese Report American Sea and Air Arracks On Volcanos And Bonins Revealed Ily Unllcil I'rcss Tokyo radio reports that Anic Defective Rail The Ricc-Stix Employes Committee, in liicir appeal for withdrawal of Ihc garment union from the plant, charged. Amalgamated had failed lo establish an operating local with officers and regular meetings during the nine months they hnve been organizing here. They said the activities had developed heated ' union disputes among employes that resulted in a cut In production efficiency, damage to working morale nnd tended to keep their plant in a constant state of turmoil. Both union and nonunion employ- es claim a majority of the same 350 garment workers, employed at the city-built factory, but members of the protesting committee declared the union claims were not substantiated in face of their failure with a National Labor Relations Board ordered election a week ago. The election was called off at the lllh hour following Amalgamated charge that the company was indulging in unfair labor practices. The committee claims union members used the charge to NLUB as an out to gain time for further or- gantzntlon activities after it found it would not win the election. N. 0. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open high low close . 2101 2111 2100 2111 2077 2083 2073 2083 2038 2040 2030 2040 2146 2150 2142 2150 2125 2129 2120 2129 2110 2083 2041 2151 2130 Olive oil is used as a. motor lubricant In Algeria. Georgia Wreck WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (U.P.) — The Interstate Commerce Commission lias reported that :i broken mil caused the accident to n H- car passenger Atlantic Coastline train near Stockton, Oa., on Aug. 4 when 47 persons were killed and 41 Injured. All Ihc dead and Injured except one were employes of the railroad not on duty. The' report says that after the accident a rail broken In several places was found beside the truck. There were five cracks at various points of breakage, the report states, but none extended to the outer surface. The rail fracture could not have been detected by visual Inspection unless the surface hnd been first cleaned, the report (tainted out. Oxidation Indicated Hint the fracture had cxisletl for some time and no defective condition at the last inspection wns observed 36 hours before the accident. TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS German-Made Floods Can't Stop Allies lt.v JAMKS IIAItl'DK United 1'rcs.s Klutf Witter Holland lins hci'ii over-run by her wo worst cucmlcs—Hit! mid lie sen. American iilrmcn buck from Ihc onllncnt May Germany Ims rlomled ' slrolthcs oj southern Holland nd northern Belgium—frnutlcully rj'lni? lo ilrnp a jarrlcr across the Allied advance, nut Ihc water iishhig through jrokcn dykes will laidly wash hwny Allied chances of victory.' Tho path of the American First Army UPS far Inland from Ihc Hooded ureas. Most likely It will strike along the western borders (if Hie !/>w Countries lo »i<nl their oc- .•?!">»« llarncr cnpatlon forces oil from the rest ( h'uropc!. Western Eiiropo'ti lowlands lit Inrgcly In Holland, with only a sniul .sector extending dnwn Us scmlhcn neighbor. Most of Hclghim Is hlgl nnd dry — piirllcnlnvly Iho urea. :tilii|{ before., .the advancing Americans. , lluldi Will Suffer This new Nay.l step will hnrdlj spell defeat for llio Allied aniilo certainly spells disorder fo the Dutch, In tlic.ti long stnigyli against the BCH. Holland literally created much of It;] 'land In ill last three centuries by draining til the water that covered II. Now Hi Germans, In a moment, are imiloln nil their work. . As early as -last March, the Ocr , , , mails had Hooded ji large part ci can warships and more than 20 T1)0 Netherlands, They were si.ld t -air i iiiancs have bombarded bases have niamicd plans for InundulhiK lu the Donln und Volcano Islands i Eouo sqlmre , m j CS| „,„, 1L , 8 „„,£ "likely thnl-by'iidw' they '• " 5 Armored Columns Approach Frontiers LONDON, Sept, 2 (U.P.)—Thin is a lalcful weekend for .lit! Num. A Berlin report myn the Gciimins expect Amen- armored columns to invade Geimmij no later lliaV This diMpulcJi appears in n .S\rail.s!i HOUSJMIICI and comes us General Patton'.s Amorinm Third Anny .utilleiy is loll- HK l« wilhin artillery nuice of the Gemini).border At llu> same lime, u Germiin news ugeiKy iSpiilch .says Iho AmericiuiH arc-heading touaul Diedeii- lipfei], 17, miles north of Met-/, and 17 miles fiom the Get man frontier lit the corner where Germany, Liixemlxnng urid ~* France meet. Late Bulletins MOSCOW, Sept. 2 UJ.1'.)— XH- vlcl anil Itmiianlan representatives lii'Kiin illsninslous al Moscow loiluy on arml.sllcu (mils. (JA1IIO, Krpl, 2 IIJ.l 1 .)—'1'lwrn are Indlrnllnns lliat' llir Allies nuiy resume Uidr peace talks with lliilgurlu. ALLllvll SUPIUiMK III'.AI>- (JDAHTIiltS, London, Sf|>l. % (U.P.)—llilllsh troops, aikaiii'liiR IS miles mirlhr-ast iif raiilinei) ArraH, loclny rcachi'd Denial^ less llinn 15 miles from Iliti Ilclulan border. Canadian'Inmps un Ilio llrlllsh lift ftiink also sclicil three brldRM iwross the Soinmc river near Altlinvllle, which llioy reached curlier tndny. oelow inpan.- Tokyo says Chichi Island in the Bonins wns atlnckcd by warships and about 100 nlrcrnfl, while Iwo lied out those blueprints, 7 If so,'pre-war Holland Ims been shrunk i by one-third, liven If. the HOMR, Brpl. 2 III.!'.)— Amcrl- ciin. heavy homucr* in .slrniKlh rslhniili'il at 25C In SOU planes linmht'd railway bridges anil tw» railway Vards In YtiRH.sliivln today.'' :•', ' Island In the Volcano* to the south | Innd were drained, sea water would was blasted by more tluin 120 plane.!, have badly Impaired its fertility, n The sny they brought • serious blow lo 11 inillon ivhfrre Jii down 11 nf the raiders. The broadcast snys the attacks took place yesterday inorning and Government Forecasts Some Food Shortages WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (U.P.)— The Department of Agriculture expects lower civilian supplies of can- tied fruifs nnd vegetables, poultry and lamb during the rest of this year. The Department's monthly survey of the food situation says the better cuts ot beef also will be dhort, »:> well as dairy products. Butter consumption is exacted to sink to the lowest point In over lialf a century. However, the Department assures housewives that there will be plenty oJ eggi, lower-grade beef nnd fresh fruits and vegetables. Chicago Wheat *,-,, open high low close Sept. . 154& 155 1S4',4 155 155K Dec. . 152S 152?fc 152> 152W 15254 Testimony On Flood Project To Be Studied JONESliCmO, Ark.. Sept. 2 lUH —Army engineers have taken under advisement voluminous Kstl- mony presented at Joncshoro Thursday by landowners and drainage district officials In connection willi ihc proposed $7.000,000 Cache river Hood control project in northeast . More Dinn 650 persons nttendcd the open hearing Thursday afternoon.'Colonel O. W. Miller of the U. S. Engineers Memphis office and Colonel W. A. Davis of the Little Rock district presided. More than a score of persons testified for the record which engineer.? arc assembling for study before making recommendation of their findings to the War Department. Those who did not have hriefs to tile asked for permission to send these In for Inclusion In the rcjwt. They were given until Sept. V> W flic their reports. Hint they followed heavy nlr assaults the previous day. Sonic 120 plant's nre suld lo linvc taken jmrl In the Thursday raids on the two Island croups. The Japs claim seven American aircraft In these blows. Tokyo claims Japanese planes In the Chicl area arc counterattacking the American air and surfitcc units. This may Indicate the enemy Is trying to follow our units hack lo their bases. There Is no Allied confirmation of the reported operations. The JRPIIIIMC navy ministry announces the death of another admiral. The officer, Shlro Takasu, is Identified as commander In chief of a licet In what the announcement vaguely culls "certain waters." The dispatch says the admiral died In a naval medical school of an Illness contracted on the battlefield. Japanese shipping In the China Sea north of the Philippines lini been blasted In a night Liberator nltnck on Formosa. General Sttlwcll announces that the American B-24s destroyed or damaged a number of enemy ships grouped at Takao harbor on the lower vat coast of Formosa. Formosa guards the southwestern approach to Japan nnd serves as a supply link to enemy positions on the China const, as well' as lo the Philippines. The Japanese rctwrtcd a raid on Formosa yesterday. And the enemy announces another important American air raid today. The Dome! news agency says American Liberators have delivered the heaviest How yet carried otit against Davao on Mindanao. Our planes have lilt the southern Philippine city almost daily In softcnlng-up raids during' the past two weeks. But the latest reported assault has not been confirmed. The busy Tokyo radio comes fortlv with still another rcixirt, this one claiming Japanese successes in China. Japanese forces arc said to have frustrated the Chinese at every point of the two-wcek-old Allied oflcjisivc In Hupch province. The enemy broadcast says seven American planes were shot down or damaged in the Hu))ch area and in Hunan province to the south, More thnn 4000 varieties of plants are fount! tn Great Smoky Mountains National Park, licacc-limc wage earner In four was a dinner. London cxperls say It will take 10 years and (flnnt sums to reclaim water-covered stretches of The Netherlands. Hollanders In London tor some time have Iweii discussing possible seizure of German territory to compensate for their lost and and to provide homos for fiiur million Huoded-oiil Dutchmen. Ajjc-Old Kncmy For centuries, the sea hns been Holland's,(jfbntesl foe. In 1217. It swallowed up 30 Dutch townf anil, a century and a half later, atuUKl 12 more. One hundred years afterwards the sea won a major victory, taking the lives of 3000 people. Then It was that Ihc Dutch began a long reclamallon program to salvage lost soil. s On occasion, the old enemy has turned ally. Holland's peace-Unit foe frequently became a war-llmc weapon. In the Ifjth century, the Dutch brought relief to fjcydcn, tlr.-n under Spanish siege, tn ships moving over a new sea created by cutting dykes. A century later, they washed Louis XIV's soldiers aw.-vy from Amsterdam by flooding Ihoir fields. The Dutch were all set to call on the sea for help when the Niutn were knocking at their door, The Netherlands government planned to flood successive 'dyko-cnclosetl strips of farmland six to seven miles wide. They were to use the frcsli water of the Milan and Rhine rivers so os not to Impair Ihe soil's fertility. Twice within a year the Dutch opened a few dykes when Hitler growled menacingly their way. But when the blow actually fell, the Germans moved so fast the job never was thoroughly done. On i.op of that, Nazi fifth columnist ami parachutists made certain thai the German nrmy had high ground over which to roll. Holland's hnlf-a-mllllon soldiers lacked everything but courage. In four days It was all over. Holland sank under Nazi domination. Now 1U two worst enemies. Hitler and the sea, have teamed up against the tiny nation. And Holland, which sank under Na/l domination! also is .sinking under the sea. Bus Drivers On Strike, 84,000 Left Stranded MOBILE, Ala., Sept. 2 (UP) — A walkout of 240 bus drivers completely tied up Mobile's bus service today, stranding 85,000 persons, Including many war workers. The strike curtailed production at Mobile shipyards and Brooklcy Field. Union leaders say the walkout Is unauthorized. The stoppage Is in protest against the War Labor Board's failure to act on an appeal for a 10-cent an hour wage increase, already approved by the company. ^ Allies Drive To Push Nazis Against Alps ROMM, Sept. 2 (UP)—The Allied offensive in Itnly Is moving forward all thn way across the peninsula In a new sweep to push the Germans ngnlnst the Alps. The British Eighth Army hns cut through'HID .Adriatic end of Hitlers Ciothlc lines up to five miles pn n 20-mile front. American troops In the western sector crossed tlic Arno river on n wide front. And other Allied troops In the center made spectacular gains at the upper ends of Arno and Tiber rivers. Bitter fighting Is rc|xjrle<i north of Foglla river, four to five miles beyond Hie Gothic Hue. The T)rll- Ish have captured the forllflcd village of Montcluro, seven miles beyond the Gothic line. 'Ihc Urltlsli hnvo captured the fortified vlllnge of Montcluro, seven miles duo west of Pcsaro nnd three miles Inside the German fortifications. Inside PDsaro. fighting In continuing between Polish troojxs and Germans n)ong the railway line and north of Foglla river. German Field Marshal Kcssel- rlng hns given his battered First Parachute division another do or rile order—"hold Pcsaro for three wcek.s." Ocrmnn prisoners tnkcn by the Eighth Army said Kcssclrlns? described the Gothic line ns the Ocrmnns' last hope before the Brenner Pass, and Periro as the eastern anchor of that line. The German First Parachutists are probably the world's most cx- pr-rlcnccit milt In street fighliiw. flicv tallied Inside Ortlna anil nnsslno nnd lalcr in Florence and ^ncoua. Kcsselrlng also has rushed reinforcements to slop Allied forces flowing through the breach In the forllflcallons. The Allies now arc lioiscd for a dasli uti Ihc corridor bclwccti Ihc Anpcnlties and Ihc Adriatic to Bologna and Ihc Po val- ;y. Front dispatches reveal that a in lor Allied offensive on the cen- Iral nnd wr.slcrn fronts In Italy has been underway for several dnys. The .Anu'rleans -also arc sald : lo bu th! listing towaul Longwy 40 »Jlt« northwest or McU - nnd less limn two miles from both the Bel- ;lan nn t j Luxembourg borders. So fiir today Allied headquarters •ins not pin-pointed, ' the progress, of thn American offensives. Hut on Ihe basis of earlier reports 11 np- that, Germany vvus.about lo' lie Invaded, land .that Ucigluin al- vciidy hns boon entered. Umlcrxrouml Itcady An underground army of nearly one million /Belgians Is .ready, to help the Yanks. Ami the.Germans In Hrussels expect Hie Belgian cnp- ilnl to fall oVcr the weekend. All over Northern Franco" Hie Allies are .advancing at will. A senior stuff offlcci v,lth the British Second Army says, 'lit Is evident that "the,,picmy Is "wlltidrnwlhg in tiilr disorder, right back Into Clcr- nuiny." Tile UrlUsh Second Aimy now Is 10 miles or lcj>s from lh"e great industrial cuiitcr of Llllc:tn Its drive lo roll up; Ihe robot bomb. const'. Lens vjis captured h) a nlno mile advance lint overran Vliny Ridge, tile satue Vlniy ildge whore tht Canadians fouglit sgch bloody bat ties./(! the last jviir •Jirlllbh pilrolb were less Ihan 20 miles from the Hclgian border As the ifelsrav-alted Invasion of their, .homeland, /Adolf 'Hitler's uewspnpci 1 today lilntid that the Oeniinn : Army will not be able to stop the! Allies luilll they, are deep Inside CJc'riiinhy. And as Ll|'a Nazis .scnmpcr from Prance and Belgium toward their so-called new front Allied flicis arc ilastlng Uirj- jammed roads of re- rcat without' letup. fn Southern France, the Americans ari), icsjj, ihan 42 miles from LyoM, liV-ti sector southeast of the. city. 1 Directly sonlh, however, rains liavc slowed their : push up the nhonc yhllcy. ' . The -Americans'nl Ihc eastern Faculty Appointments Made At Memphis State MEMPHIS, Sept. 2. (UP)—President J. B. Sanders, of Memphis State College, has announced three appointments to the faculty following approval by the Stale Board of Education. The appointments Include Dr. George Colcman Osborn, professor of history; Dwight Dorough, assistant professor of English, an.l Miss Camilla Sharp, assistant librarian. Louisiana is the wettest state in the Union, with an annual precipitation of 51.5 Inches. Ceremonial dancers ot Africa hnvo been known to whirl 100 revolutions without a stop. end of the /rout took Conte. north- enst of Nice nnd some seven miles from th.5; Italian border. But n Intc report from the British' radio sgld Ihc Yanks have crossed into Italy and arc seven and one half miles inside the frontier. .'"* Moru than 55.COO Germans h|We been captured in Southern France. New Secret Woaron '-*'- 1 . Meanwhile, Ihe Germans tried oul-a new secret weapon against southern England last night, but the result was feeble. The weapon Is a. pllotlcss bomber plane filled with explosives nnd released from a control plnpe nt n great distance. Two of these machines were sent agnlnst Brllnln but the nlr ministry says they caused only slight damage nnd no casualties. . Few details on the machines are available. But It's believed they nre old bombers carrying 4000 to 8000 pound', of explosives, and released irom specially equipped lighters. The bomber carries the fighter pick a back and It Is released. It's also believed that the Germans'were forced to turn to the new weapons because of the cap- line and destruction of most of Ihe robot bomb bases in Northern France. British nnd German long range guns foupjit a two and one half hour duel today across Ihe Dover Strait. ' ... The German fire was wenk, an Indication that the Nazis already have pulled out many of their batteries to escape envelopment by the British advance. Three Negroes Killed MACON, On.. Sent, 2 (U.P.) — Three negroes were killed last night when their nutonv>l)llc was struck by the Southland, crack passenger of the Central of Georgia near Orchard Hill in the vicinity of For- lh. The crcfh Is the second In a scries of three train mishaps In Ihe Mncon sector within the past three days. One person was Killed In a collision of the Southland and a dlcsel engine at Macor Thursday morning. !* 7 .1 one war rcprotcd killed in the third accki nt, caused by derailment of five cars of a Central of Georgia freight train at Macon this morning. The rotary printing press was invented 'oy Richard M. Hoc In 1816. German Vessels Sunk In Fleeing Channel Ports LONDON, Sept. 2 (U.P.)—British and Dutch warships sank three and damaged several other German vessels which tried to break out of frtench Channel ports threatened by the advancing ' Allies last night. Shortly before midnight a number of U-boats were engaged near Boulogne. Many shell hits were scored by the British craft before the enemy succeeded In escaping in the darkness. Dutch warships intercepted another Nazi convoy, sinking two vessels whlje a third was hit by a British motor boat' and was "considered to have sunk." The British and Dutch ships suffered 'only''"two minor casualties. __

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