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Sove Wostt Poper/ /« h vo/unb/e fo if* Wdr f Hortf Welch Ms Jwper for Collection Dates? BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS • THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP 'NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOUHI , ' VOL. XL]— NO. 145 Blylhevllle Daily News Blythcvlllo Courier Blythevlllc Herald Mississippi Valley Lender BIATHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, SIOPTKMIiKR 6, 11VM SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS; RATION SENDS SCOUTS INTO GERMANY Army Reveals Demobilization Plans Pair Held Here For Robbery Of Pocahontas Man Luxoro and Armorcl Men Tell Officers They Stole Wallet Robbery of Carl Copus. 35. of Pocahontas, Ark.; at Camp Mmiltrle Saturday afternoon has resulted in arrest of Robert Hudson, 20, of Luxora, and Harvey Lee Brlgman, 24, of Armorcl', who made a- signed confession to officers th'at they stole Copus' wallet after engaging him In a -fight as the climax, to an afternoon of alleged drinking and carous- - ing'in'.which the three men anc ^Ivlo women were involved, it announced today. Both city and county officers figured In the investigation and arrests of the two men who have boei charged with robbery, 'it was announced by Deputy Prosecuting At torhey Graham Sudbury and PoliC' Chief William Bcrryman. • ' Both Waive Hearing •• Having waived preliminary, hear Ing iin Municipal Court, both mci were held to Circuit Court and are In' the county'jail here In lieu of rnaking bond of 51000 each.' . Hudson • was . arrested Saturday night.and Brlgman taken into cus-. tody late Monday with the confession being slgn'cd - after they were questioned by officers. ' Copos, who had moved from Pocahontas to the R. L. Smith if arm near Hermondalc, Mo.,- for the cotton picking season, lold officers ^he had;J80'when he.met Hudson Sat r urday biit.the men returned only $46 which'they "said they, stole from him. In*;the 'confession, however, they •^Eald J'Cop.Uii btfrV:all* of nuhierciif eVpehscs'' incurred, jdilrlng " : tlie - : af- tcrnbon after he 'became 'acqualriteti withi Hudson o n a downtown • strset and. joined ,hlhV;ih drinking 'beef at Sees Woe for Nips a cafe. Flashed • '.They.later met Brigman, already known to Hudson, and the two Mississippi County men decide'^ to rob the newcomer .after seeing his .roll of bills as lie paid for drinks of beer and whisky, they- told officers. In the company of his two new acquaintances, Copus was taken to a! night club, yhcrc two .women joined the party which later went to Camp Moultrle, on Highway 61 north, officers said. -After obtaining two rooms there the. women agreed to assist Hudsoi and . Brigman In obtaining Copus money, the men told officers. Start Disturbance •Brlgman is said jo ; have started an altercation with,the Pociihoiitas ma 1 which led to his allegedly disabling Copus while Hudson removed wallet, officers said. The confession was made in pres- ertcc of Police Chief Berrynmn, the deputy prosecuting attorney, Deputy Sheriff Charles Lutes and E. A. Rice, Brlgman already was under bond [or appearance In Circuit Court for ..Mother case, having been charged with theft of a car belonging to C. V. Sebaugh from a downtown street several months ago and which resulted In city officers chasing Brlg- jnan in the stolen car. It was said. Mass tombing of Japan by" 1000- phme' Heels dealing aerial blows 'equal to those given Germany was ^forecast by Lieut.-Gcn. MillhVd -E. Harmon, USA.AF, Jihovo, 'in 1 his first press conference 'since . his recent apiroi mcnt as head of -all Army.'air fui'ces in Admiral Nimitz' Pa- citic'command.'. Padlock Order Is Issued For Dante Place ' * - • .•"."*'.' , . . : • |; A -• temporary:- order '-has rcsulte'd in; padlocking "'of the old' Billle-'Hes- sle place on Division street/ operate$ by; ^ Jack^'jlargett, 'with, a Bearing 'to. be i held within , a. shprt.'tjmc to', 'decide, whether the"., temporary or'cter' shoul d b eco'mc pe rm'anent' . ;• Judge . Zal B . '. Ha rrlson t obk liri dcr advJsemerit petition of the defend- arit asking" that the dis- solvc'd when'it : was presentcd/at -a hearing Monday, it was announced ' -'' today. ' temporary order lo close .1 e . . beer tavern, dance hail and Mour- l?t cabins was issued upo'n. pcti- tiori of ..the prosecuting attorney, Nfarcus Fictz, a concurrent petition signed by 40 residents on DlvUi t) street, alleging violation of law n> Fall 01 Reich Won't End War, Forrestal Says Japs Expect America To Quit Before Job Is Done in Pacific WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UP.)—' The war in the Pacific U going to be a long and a hard one, Tlint is what Secretary of the Navy Jamc.s Forrcslal warns today. Forreslal thinks that the Japanese ore counting on our Betting bored with the war when It is over In Europe. He says: "They still adhere to the belief that we arc the kind of nation that is not willing to sec It through to the limits; that the burden Is such we will not be witling to so through with-it," But Forrestal adds with great understatement; "I think they're wrong In that." The Navy secretary went on to point out that our victories In the Pacific limy be n blessing In disguise to the Japanese. Since we have neutralized over 50 island bases in the Southern Pacific the enemy's supply" problem has been Jmplificd. And consequently, he can concentrate his forces anc bring more power to bear in the •iefense of the island which he -.till holds. Forrestal concludes lliat there has been evidence that the Japanese are saving their planes, and building better ones for futun engagements. Nonetheless, the Japanese seen headed for" more trouble. There' word" from "reliable sources In Ion cloii that the Portuguese govern mcnt is 'preparing to mobilize ai txpeditlonary .force- of from 500 to 10.000 men to fight the Japapcs for -Portuguese Timor in th Southwest Pacific. , In Tokyo .Itself, the Japaucs Diet Is reconvening in an .extra ordinary session, and tomorrow th premier Kolso'will,make what radl Tokyo calls a "bold, frank state mcnt" on the war. The Japanese ruling body Is hand today, but the enemy's na leadership has been depleted. Th German radio reports that six Jap pnese admirals, one vice-admira Orderly Return Of Soldiers To Begin WhenGermany Falls Jut Navy VVi// /he/ease Size WASHINGTON, Sept, 6 (lil.P.)—Thu W«r'Dcpurtmciil as revealed Hs long-awaited priority systimi l>y which \vitr- •car.v (11 JOCK gradually' will be rclnrncd lo civilian life. At the same time, Ihe Navy iimiouiices Hint the end of •ar in Germany will nol result in any (lomobili'/.iilion of iiilors. On the, contrary, the Navy will continue "to increiisiB s personnel in nrder to .dcnl pledge hammer blows against Japan. The Army plan is based ori piln- Iplcs of "juallce and impartiality" aid down by the soldiers thein- elvc.s. ..... Ench enlisted, soldier's I'lli^ depend on his Individual prl- ulty score—bused on • length o crylce, service overseas, combai rcctil .and dependency credit. For "officers, the nole consldcra- lon .will Iw military needs. Thej vill not gel priority credit for de- icndenl.s 01 length of service. Applies Ti> All The same system of demubllto Annual Jaycee ivent Planned disturbances "such as' fighting,- uiv lawful drinking and other -law infractions, and affidavits of city police officers. - Attorneys for both the petitioners and the defendants nave agreed to await the ' hearing on the permanent injunction, expected to be held within a. short time, It,was. an nouriced. "..'.' Battle Veteran Of Navy Will Return To Duty At the Naval Hospital, Millington, Tenn., for the past 10 weeks. Johnnie L. McBriric, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. McBrlde, expects to report soon lo a receiving station In New Orleans for reassignment. In the hospital for a rest period, the second class water tender is 'a veteran of five major battles during his more than two years In active service In the South Pacific. Reluctant to talk very much nbout the war situation, Mr. Mc- Brlde displayed to his relatives souvenirs from Australia, New Zealand, the' Fiji Islands, Pearl Harbor, Sa, moa and several other places in the ' / Pacific. f Mr. McDridc was admitted to the 'hospital in June, 10 days after his return to the United States. Enlisting in the Navy three years ago, he received his boot training at.San DIcgo and boarded his ship six days after Pearl Harbor. His parents, a brother, Jerry; a sister. Miss Wanda McBrlde, and Miss Luctle Vastblnder recently visited the Navy man at the Millington hospital. Holds Gunners Not Negligent Dyersburg Airfield Replies To Charge In Death Of Negro HALLS,. Tcnn.. Sept. 6 (U.P.)— Dycrsburg Army Air Force officials have denied charges that fliers from the base have been negligent in aerial target practice around Halls, Tcnn. The denial is in reply to a charge by a Lauderdalc county magistrate, W. R. Gaba, that the Army's negligence resulted in the death of a Negro and narrow escape for others. Gaba made the assertion in an open letter to the Dyer County Herald. The Dycrsburg Public Relations officer says that Bass was killed two weeks ago, but that a careful investigation showed that the death was accidental. Tlic officer says that the Negro's home was less Ihan a hundred yards from the Chisholm Lake aerial gunnery range. • Three Blylhevllle, Ark., business men alto charge they narrowly escaped injury from airplane fire BS they fished In the Mississippi river near Musgrave Bar. and five rear-adrimals, have bee killed as a result of Allied actlo recently at the Yokosuka nav'a base. They may have met he death In the recent B-29 Super fortress raid on that base. The former B-29 chief in th Inda-Burma-China theater, Brig iidier General .Haywood Hanse Jr., now back In .Washington, say Ihe giant bombers have had operational losses. But he add that In their attack on Japanes ndustrial targets', they arc as he put it, living up the Army's an- icipation ns a strategical bombing weapon in every way." Carnival To Attract Amusement Seekers During Three Nights First celebration of the .Fall sca- on here will be the third annual iiycce Carnival, lo be staged 'hursday, Friday and Saturday .Ignis when a "Victory Carnival" 'ill be staged on Railroad .street ctwecn Walnut street and Clilck- sawba avenue. •Designed even more elnbonije han In previous years '.aniusemeill eekers will find such games i as Ingo dart ball, --— -----various whcel- urnlng . games, ball-throwing and ithcr such usual carnival attrac- ions witli v pink lemonade, Ice cream ones, pop 1 corn and hamburgers on land to add "atmosphere" to the citing, according to Sanford Shcl- on and Bill Young/members of the jommittce In charge. Success of the:carnival,sponsored annually by the Junior Chahibe of..Commerce ; ria5.•••been great In last years with 'members of. th young men' serving as ,"; rrioters" of • the various "— "' Ion will apply to all enlisted Armj lersonnel, both at .home ,«u< '.broad. Hut the' men who haven' been OVOTSCRB yet will be sen ibroad as replacements while mci who hnvc actually been under fin Mil' be dkclinri'L'd flrsl. Tlio War Department does no say how many mciv will be .rcllcvci of f Army duty after the defeat o lermany. But last month Sclec live Service Director Ocncrnl Her kliey estimated that from one to tw million men might. , be droppc when Germany Is defeated. However, the War emphasized 'that the Dcpartmcr wnr in th Pacific will, receive ."first prloritj in everything, including men an the ships lo move tliem. Therefor It Is pointed out,, surplus troops I other, theaters may have to wa (months' far vShlps, t,o- .bring ^tlict ibme. Ambassador Now Robert Ti^urphy, nbove, former U. S. cdnsul-ficnernl nt AlKicrs, • will go lo London as a political adviser, presumably to General" Elsenhower, with the personal rank of ambassador, according to Stale Department announcement. Murphy gained national prominence through tilj rote Iri the secret diplomatic negotiations which preceded Allied invasion'of North Africa. . East Prussia ns For Russians TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Supply Lines Tell Story Of Nazi Defeats i •»y JAMKS HAIll'KU Unllc.1 I'rcss Stafl Writer • Two powerful armies, poised on opposite, frontiers of Qcrimmy, await only n sl^iul to begin (be greatest nice. In htslory—the race lo IJerlin. , On oiie side, the Red nrmy Is galh- erliiK its Immense .slionnlli for n plunge Into Knst Pmsslii. On the other, Amei'lcnn soldier*, ivre pointing the prows of their liinks stralghv iit lht> hcurl of the llcluh ..In Ixitwecn those two armies, foi 700 miles, stretches Qcriimuy, thu corn aiiil nervc- ccntcr of IHUvr'n Kuropc, , ' IJut h R li 1 n (I those two tirmles lies the crcalest nnd most Intiii;- lilnK myslcfy of the war. A mystery' Hint may not Ixi solved until the last sli!tutt\ii'0 has been ncniU'hed on the last pc:ico treatV. -: It Is simply Ihn James Harper mystery of supply.' ;,Tliu llusslan nrmy hu.i driven over a noO-rnlle wuslcliuid whose every vcstlije of clvlllv.a|lon liiis'bcen ob- lllcrntod by.the retreating Germiins. It iia.i had to rush supplies across a distance n.i great us that from New York to ChlcuuOj through territory sometimes devoid of riillrmulij, wluso hlghwiiys linvc .liccn. dynamited and whose brittgW collapsed, and it has had to get those supplies tlirough In suflklcnt qlinntlUcn. to 1 feed,.- clothe Yanks Get Set :. f For Assault On Siegfried Line Allies Can Break It, Staff ^Officer Claims, T But Won't Be Easy SUPREME' ALM3D HEADQUARi TKns, Sept 6 IUI') — American combat troops tire gelling set. for Corporation Dissolved UTTLE kOCK, Sept. 6 (UP) The Hergct Plantation Company owners of large sections of land In Cralghead county, has filed a notice of dlssolulion as a corporation will' Secretary of State C. Q. Hall. i Dyess Man Suffers • Fatal Electric Shock James Cllton (Buck) Marvel, about 50 years old,.was accidentally electrocuted Monday alernoon at Dyess. Tlie Marvels formerly lived in Marked Tree, moving to Dyess about 10 years ago, where he engaged In farming aiid was employed as general overseer o Dyess Colony. Ho was moving a house under tome high voltage wires when his joily came In contact with one of the wires. Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. George Etli- rldge. and a son, Paul Marvel, both of Orange, Texas; a brother. Doc Marvel, Long Beach, Calif., and a sister, Mrs. Burl Barncl't of Mark- erf Tree. Kimme/'s Son Missing WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UP) — Lieut. Comdr. Manning Kimmel, son Of Rear Admiral Husband Kimmel, Is missing In action. Admiral Kimmel was In command of the fleet at Pearl Harbor at the time of the attack. His son served as a diving officer of & submarine during Ihree extensive and highly successful war patrols In Jap waters. Commander Kimmel held the silver Star for conspicuous gallantry. Chicago Rye Sept.. Dec. , open high 100 * 101',!, 101U 101 Vi low close pr.cV 96H 86Vi 101 G6'i S6-}4 101V1 300 Bombers Batter Brest In Fifth Raid LONDON, Sept. 6 (UP)—American medium and fighter bombers, attacking In 16 waves for an hour, hammered Brest again today. The 300 warplanes hit gun positions, strongpoints and ammunition dumps In the fifth raid on the base in six days. During the night RAF Mosquitoes struck Hannover In Germany and enemy transport lines through Holland into tlie Ruhr valley. But the Germans have tailed again to strike back with new robot attacks on England. In fact, British honib sccrelary Herbert Morrison said today that Hitler already lias lost the battle of Lon,on as surely as he has lost the nftln battle or France. However, recent flybomb attacks re revealed to have damaged Hie hurch of St. Michael Hoyal in 'annon street, the London Chest lospital and th e famous old Staple nn were Dr. Jolin'son lived and vorkcd. Air warfare has flared across outhern as well as western Europe. Between .500 and 750 United States heavy bombers attacked Na- .1 lirte.s of communications in the Balkans today. As for ground warfare In Southern Europe, the Seventh Army In ,hc south of France has loppled five key road junctions and punched to within 65 miles of a Junction with American troops in Northern France. As a matter of fact, unconfirmed Swiss radio reports say the Seventh Army already has made Contact with General Pulton's Third Army In central France. Acrass In Italy. Allied troops have Street Light Rates Reduced In 70 Towns LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 6, The State Utilities Commissioi Tuesday announced the Arkansas Missouri Power Co. had made a reduction of S4118 in street light rate, in 11 Northeast Arkansas counties Bill Cobb, chief engineer, sale the new rates would go Into cftcc immediately, adding that the spc clal street light rate placed in ef feet by the utility covered ever; city In Arkansas now served by thi company. The rate was placed in eftect in six North Arkansas town several months ago. The fords latest reduction, which af all towns all-night slrce . . , . And' in many cases, rcgarcilnss of lirlority standings,' coHaiii, 'types of will .'be* Considered the Pacific victory 'MOSCOW, Sept. ; 0.. (Ur)- r The Husslans 'linvp', captured a 'giitoway to East, Prussiii'. 'Marshal: Slnlln n'ri^ nouuccjj that tiiq Second White niiai slan.Army has taken the lransi*rt center of Ostroleka on : the 'cast bank of the Narew river. , . •. ^ c - victory -w«s scored* 'pn>'th<> northern tip of the blazing (B-mlK: front which stretches fr0nV : Warsaw to southern East 'Prussia. ' ' ' Ostrclckn,, which lies Hsirlric llic routes leading from Poland to.' the Masurian lake country. Is'.iiO mllfcs north of the Polish capital, but Only 30 miles south of Germany's so- called "holy soil" of East 'I'rufcfln. And Marshal Stalin calls 11 "an Important German defense base on the Narew river." German ai'mlcs are facing defeat or Imminent defeat, too, on Lh3 southern end of the winding cas.l- crn front. , •.-.-' Dulijnrla asked Russia for an ariii-' isllce this morning, less than seven hours after a Russian declaration of war. And that armistice Is expected lo be followed by n Bulgurjiin dec-' laratlon of war on Germany, since the Soviet government hns' iriade It crystal clear that It will accept nothing less tluin co-ljclll'gcr'cnLjy. With Bulgaria actively in t'liri Allied camp, ah esllniatcd 25 Ocrmiin divisions, from 2SO.OOO .to 375,000 men, in southeastern Europe .will be points out many troops will have at the mercy of Ihe Red army and enlisted hicn' essential until s'iRlso won. 1 •(•• L Thc War ,Department lold' the House Military Affairs Committee 'no' soldier , will be 'kept In the mllltar'y service wlto Is not needed and no soldier will be released who is." • ; • 1 Air Personnel Needed Military officials say the nature of the war against Japan will prevent the early discharge of many ilrmcn and air corps supply personnel. Bui they promised that as replacements become available, a fair .share of men will be demobilized from air and service forces. ! Tlic announcement alto made it plain that: the Army Is planning to continue \draftlng. young men from civil life until Japan Is defeated. •'•"• •• After the end: of hostilities in Europe, the War Department a glnul Invasion of Germany after scouting the tcriltory over which they will fight, Smashing across the Moselle river, Lieutenant General Palton sent patrols Miibblng across the border (o scout, (ho (enllory o\er which tlie Thlid Army will roll In it? plle-drlvlnp assault on the Siegfried" line' And today, a senior staff officer made this flat statement" ", "Of the Allies can break tin: Siegfried line '" The patiol thrust Into the Reich marked Urn first lime American soldiers have crossed the frontier,(a warllinc It wasnl until after the Armistice that the Americans thrust Into the'-Reich In the- last war. Resistance Stiffens llowcvci 1 , the Americans may. have fining- from now on. -United 'rcs.s War ••: Correspondent ; Robert llcliaids now wllii the. Thlid Ariy, says they began meeting stlff- ncd ' icklslancc after nursling hroiiRh the Moselle river lino. Apparently, the/Americans vauH- d the rlvci about mlrt-kay between he bastions ol Met? and Nancy ' Supiemo hcaduarlcrs, lias cnutlon- 1 against taking the, patiol thrust nto Germany to mean that the as- ault'.'on the Nazi homeland has be- nm..' Howqvei, n licadqimrtcrs ir'oadcast Ui foreign workers In the Reich had this to saj "The collapse nf Ihe Gentian nr- ulcs In the west means that bat- lt>s soon will,be fought on German soil." j The broadcast, second In n series, .old thf, slave laborers to seize the advanced to within four miles of the Adriatic port of Rimini. On the other end of the front, American Fifth Army troops have driven 10 miles north of Hie Arno river. As Germany's plight steadily worsens, unconfirmed. reports reaching Madrid say Hitler had called an urgent meeting of all available army generals and party chieftains. They will study Germany's position botli In the and on the Russian front. light sendee, will affect Black Oak, Blyth'cvllle, Caraway, Hoxle, Lake City, Leachvllle, Monctte, Uixora, Manila and Pocahontas. N. 0. Cotton Mar. . May . July . Oct. . Dec. . 2097 2069 2029 2141 2117 2107 2080 2036 2150 2127 2085 2055 2015 2128 2105 2088 2061 2018 2132 2109 2095 2009 2026 2138 2114 N.Y. Stocks Amer Tobacco ., 721-4 Anaconla Copper 255-8 Beth Sleel 59 3-8 Chrysler 88 1-2 Coca Cola 135 Gen Electric 31 3-4 Gen Motors 60 3-1 Montgomery Ward 45 3-8 N Y Central 17 3-4 Int Harvesfir IS 5-8 Republic Steel 18 3-8 Radio 10 I- Socony Vacuum ,. 12 3-f Etudcbaker 17 3-4 Standard of "M J 51 1 -2 to .be used as armies of occupa- tjon In Germany. Other units will be sent Intact to the Pacific from Europe. Non-csscntlal men to be sent back to the United States to Join "surplus pools" will be chosen according to their "priority" ratings. . To OH Rating Cards A "rating card" will be given all enlisted personnel after Germany's defeat. They will be awarded an undisclosed number of points for each of the following factors: 1. 'Hie total number of months if Army service since September, 910. 2. The number of months served overseas. 3. Individual awards won in combat. 4. 'Hie number of dependent children. ' The mm 1 .will be discharged through Army separation centers, op- arc underway, so that soldiers may receive discharges close lo tliclr homes. The Woman's Army Corps will be dcmoblli/ed according to the priority system, except that WAC wives .of discharged veterans wll be released upon application. The demobilization plan makes no distinction between men who enlisted and those dratted. Also some may be discharged outright and Alhcrs may be placed on a reserve list subject lo future Army call. But, the War Department emphasized no man who wants to stay In service will be forced out 1! he can be usefully employed. Members of the House Military Affairs Committee expressed general satisfaction with tlie Army's program. They agreed the coming demobilization was approached squarely by military officials who desired "to do the right thing." the Yugoslav and Greek, guerrilla .rmles. Texas Corp 45 t-; five of which already arc In {•ration. Plans for 13 more Major Anderson Will Address ' Civilian Pilots Members of the civilian pilots' raduating class at BlylhcvUlc Army Air Field will hear ati address by MaJ. Una P. Anderson. of Ya7*io ;ity. Miss., when they receive Iheir wings and become (light officers li exercises Friday morning nt tilt, field. Major Anderson, who lias beer stationed here since shortly after the field was acttvalcd In July, IS 12 Is a group commander. 'Hils class, one of the largest ol the live groups trained at this field since numerous primary fields were closed by the Army Air Corps, Is made up of former civilian fliers employed by the government lo leach cadets fundamentals of fly Ing. After having teen In special train Ing for a month they .will go lo Memphis from where they arc re assigned for service with the Trans ixirt Command Division of the Army Air Corps. Their graduation will be the first part of n double graduation program Friday with a large class of cadets to receive their wings in a prograin beginning at 1:30 p.m., when Capt. Edward D. Bullcr of the Dyersburg, Tenn., field, will be gucst : speaKcr. Tills class Is completing 10 weeks ol training in advanced twin-engine bomljcr planes with the courses having recently been extended one week Instead of the former nine weeks course. From here they will go tx> various other fields for special training before going to war fronts. anil equip an army porluips as large us the irapuiiitlpn of Chicago. ', . fiujiplles Gel Through i In .the west, lUs more 'of the same. Allied;airmen,•liV pre-D-Day raids, cjcsirbyed the very bridges over which their, supplies-might be moving now. They, broke, bridges and opportunity .bVntflrecrnMd.sTYoli lii- thir'west"as ltv 'the 'ciial,'jcquliiirMi.nt Is'gcttiriu tul through. Only last wck, Undersecretary bf War Patterson said )iiok;of supplies nris. yol to snag the progress "of'Americans ^pacc-catlnfi armies: The mystery of Russia's supply may'forever remain locked In .the Vaults of llio Kremlin, but we do know'a scattered few of the details of American supply. We do know that bridges arc ass6nlblen in Britain, .shipped to the frotit and drop pert neatly Into place. Wo do know that gnsolliie-thlrsty tanks arc foi through a straw, so to speak, I pipelines which engineers lay at rate of 70 miles a day. \Vc do knov that some supplies 'arc ferried ilc advanced troops by air. Biit we probably never caii grasp ully all tile Interlocking details hat go. Into the business of getting o the fronts, In giant quantities, verylhlng from cotlcr pins lo bull- lozcrs, from tooth paste to tuna fish o 10-ton trucks. For modern armies :at their way through mounlainous limntiLles of nil sorts of equipment, Instance, it takes, in general, one and one-third million Ions of supplies to keep one million men go- Ing for a month. In heavy fighting, a single Infantry division needs COO Lo 800 tons a day. Gasoline Need* Heavy A modern army burns prodigal amounts of gasoline. In one week of an armored advance In Libya, three million gallons were rushed to the front. One thousand gallons of fuel . _ \nlo ,lild v ; and sloio up Information use- to tile Allies. They also "were , Chicago Wheat Sept. U S Steel ' 56 3-8 Dec. open high low close . 15414 1551S I53?i 153U 154'-5 151^4 151% 141 HS'.i 151 \S, told to make a note of nil Qcr- • mnn' atrocities' > ^ .., • Rotterdam Iri Sifht : N6rlh\Vest of General Pattoil's forces, the Arricrlcain' First and British Second nrmles have linked up. bcypricl liberated Antwerp (o hniumcr a deep wedg/s into Holland Tlic Paris iadlo says the combined Allied coluniRS already arc Within slglit of Rotterdam, Holland's "argost seaport. ^ , , As'the Nazis retreat'out .of Holland, they're leaving chaos In their wake. And,, the Dutch Government' in London'- has • pro,- clnlmcd a fitnte of siege In all parts of the Netherlands already liberated. Meanwhile, Die Belgian' Government, for an unexplained reason, has ; postponed Its departure lor Brussels, which was., scheduled for today • • ^ •»• ••" An Atneilcan correspondent <i- vcnls tlint the United States Flfst Army In Belgium already, has 'taken 20,000 prisonersi ; i--The .corres- ixmdent,..Gordon Fraser," says German depii inrt wounded arc esll- natcd al horn IS.dflO to 30,000 , Moic Trlson«rs Taken Headquarters' reveals that the mop-up of a big pocket southwest of Moiut has yielded 14,000 prisoners, and the total may-mount still higher..fn addition, the'Third Army Is reported to have taken 16,000 prisoners and killed 19,500 Germans. ' '. ' - :•-•'.. On the western wing of the front, the battle for the 'channel r 01 ' 15 Is whirling toward lls climax. Ca : Haitian troops have reached the coast-on both sides nf'Calais. And they have swarmed Into' the oiil- . skirts of Boulogne and struck ,lo Gothic line, 12 million gallons of I within .Some 20 miles of Dunkerque. gasoline were moved up to forward! Fur behind Ihe front In a balllc- arcas. On top of that, 850,000 rounds [ withln-a-nattle, German , garrisons of [immunlllon were concentrated' for the guns, 0.000 miles. of cnble laid and 110 bulldozers kept hard al work. Some BO.OOO vehicles were involved In the final mounting of the drive, Tlic Germans arc losing the battle of supply as fast as the Allies arc winning It. True. Na7l communication lines arc shortening by the hour. Yet, those lines arc highly vulnerable to Allied air attack, and Britain and America have 11,000 planes available to sever Ihem. Those lines will be even more vul- icrablc once the Allies set up Belgian and French air bases in Germany's front yard. Even now, the Nazis arc In a bad way for supplies. Between D-Day and August 25. the Allies e-slroyed 20,000 of their motor transports. Thus, while litre's a deep mystery about Allied supply, there's no mystery about the Germans' supply. They're just not getting It. Period. are required to move a single division of tanks and transport vehicles for a mile. In preparation for the recent assault which cracked through Italy's of Brest and Lc Havre still are lolding out In spite of terrific, bombings. Another ultimatum was Icllvered to the Lc Havre gafriskm today after RAF heavy bombers had struck Us 5,000-man diehard garrison with 1200 tons of bombs last light. . "" New York Cotton Mar. . 2002 '2106 May . 2001 2076 July . 2020 2033 Oct. . 2142 2152 Dec. . 2118 2130 2083 2053 2003 2130 2108 2083 2093 2051 2065 2024 2140 2010 2134' 2110 2117 Livestock • ST LOUIS, Sept. 6 (UP)—Hogs 8,000;-salable 5.500; top 14.70; 150240 IDS 14.10; 120-140 Ibs 13.25-14.25; sows 13.95. Cattle 7,200; salable 4,100; calves Box Factory .;• .;... Worker Loses Three Fingers';;;; Frank Harrington,: 56, lost thre« fingers on his left hand today as result of a« accident at 1 the box fa'$- tory of Barltsdal'e .Manufacturing Company. : • •>.His hand was so severely.crushed when It became entangled in a rlp r saw at the factory, operated' by Edward Akin at 200 North Second street, that amputation of the thumb, ,Index : flngcr '• and little finger was .necessary. '.'... ... .His coiidltlon was satisfactory following the operation at Walls Hospital. He lives at 420 East Sycamore. Weather ;: ; ;: . ! -v-: ARKANSAS—Considerable cloudiness this afternoon with scattered 2,000; all salable. Mixed yearlings ness this afternoon wrin scauerca and heifers 11-14.50; slaughter showers and local thunderstorms. In steers 9.50-18; slaughter heflers S- iouth and east portions. „ 17.25: stockcr and feeder steers Partly cloudy tonight and Tnurs- 7.50-13. ' nay-

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