The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 11, 1944 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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VOL. XLI—NO- MD BlythcvUlo Dally News Blythevllle Courier S.» W«fc Paper! It is yaluabt, to tk. War Effort! Watch f U. pope, /or Co//cc«on Da<«, — . ^DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOHTHKAST ARKANSAS AN» Km, «.„£"::. ^ ^ « ? ? O BlylhoviJIc '. Mississippi Valley Leader EAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI 'Victory Conference' Of F.D.R., Churchill Underway In Quebec monionlouB "victory conference}' '"" "' * t "' a '™ iw thcir wocrX a)vc ^l»£7^TL^ n ^^ nhns 0 foTtho n Cly I* 0 r th n C cUadcI l ° stnrt d ™«£ e w pl.ttih loi tho funerals ot Germany and Japan ^KnT M ^"V^ 11 , 01 ' 1 ' arrival! it wns announced that Stalin hud been invited to ilUom ] thc meetill(f , H!t w;li . m _ 10 do so. bliilm said he could not leave thc Soviet Union rv,-ni.,m ,f "f"" 08 a ?'? <lGvclo Pi"ir their offensives toward ueimany at such a rapid pace The Invilatlon lo Slalln reflect-* ed the fact that the Roosevelt- Churchill conference will cover a wide field, including post-surrender plans for Germany. However it was made plain that the conference's major military endeavors will be pointed towards speeding victory over Japan. Pacific Action Indicated Observers sec special significance in the presence in Quebec of Major General Laycacfc, chief of the British Combined Derations Command. Tills points to nmjihisibious undertakings, presumably In the Pacific. fcptfHhcrs point out the war In Europe p lias reached the phase where mill- tar,, planning mM ji become Involved In- semi-political mailers. They think the conference may touch on the coming division of Germany. Neither Russia, China/nor France will be represented at the Quebec conference, but many recommendations are exacted to bc submltled lo those lliree nations for approv- Primc Minister Mac, —„ and the Earl of Athlone, governor general ol Canada, welcomed Mr. Roosevelt and Churchill. The President was dressed in a single-breasted dark blue pin-striped suit and wore his familiar Panama hat. Churchill was dressed in his typical sea-going uniform of Trinity House, and puffed on a cigar while he talked wit-'i the President. Mrs. Roosevelt and Mrs. Church- Ill, who hart met In Washington al. Canadian Kin Knife Wielder Is Found Guilty Armorel Man Appeals To Circuit Court In Recent Stabbing Joe Shea, 27. farmer of near Armorel. was found guilty of two misdemeanor charges In Municipal Court Saturday morning in connection with a dislurbancD in Annorel Aug. 27 when two men were slash- American Bomber Dies IrY Combat - -JBBMWB^iii^i^'' Flumes roaring from her fuselage, an American Liberator bomber shown tnti i,nr , " "" *- .* » en.,,, fighters during -'-^^ Grocery Truck Is Overturned; Driver Unhurt A large trailer truck of the Ar- Shea was fined $50 and sentenced of 1 ?," 8 .f^T',, C ,°" CnrOUtc "' om to CO days In jail on a charge of B1 >'" lov " lc l ° Kcclor, overturned i assault with a deadly weapon for his attack on w. R. Marvel with a knife. Mr. Marvel, who wns assisting Constable E. L. Hale in arresting the man, was severely slash. Shea was fined an additional $50 and sentenced to another term of 60 days in jail on a charge of resisting an officer. Aciording to officers, the farmer resisted Mr. Hale when he tried to lake the man into custody. Shea appealed to circuit Court on both charges. Date for the preliminary hearing in Municipal Court on a charge of assault witli intent to kill filed in, wno nan met in Washington "-^""'t »"" jnicnt to Kill, and London, chatted togelher as a ^ i> ' ns . t . Shea'in connccled photographers snapped pictures be- " tn "'! wounds Inflicled upon side the two special trains parked ""<''"" '- ' side by side. - The rnccttrij-has'been calieO -.. .Victory Conference, and churchl emphasized that theme in almos his first words of greeting to th President. Thc prime ministe ,siid, "There is victory everywhere 'Gardenia Man' Still At Large Three More Visited By 'Mad Anesthetist' At Mattoon, IM. MATTOON, 111., Scpl. 11 (IIP) The sir.keniii!; whiff of gardenia again has descended on Maltooi nnrl ilc !c;n(Vi *>,*..lrln n i.. r Frank Annorel farmer, had not fas nnd its 15.000 residents are reaching a state of hysteria. As men armed with shotguns, re volvcrs and clubs patrolled th streels last night, three more per sons announced they had been vis Heel by the "mad anesthetist." A high school principal, one 0 thc__ latest to smell thc "myster gas" says the skull-capped prowle has made five Irlps to her home. Authorities have been working on L - theory that (he silent atlacke . "e n chemistry student an ar e attempting to trace a box o chemicals missing from the schoo laboratory. Meanwhile, the state attorney' of/Ice is checking the records and peculiarities of patients rccentl pllal Sedfr ° m I1 "" ois mental hos A neighbor of one of the vie tmis told police she caught a Blnnpse of the prowler—whom she described as a thin man wearing a visorcd skull c ,ip. n ,,. as , ho scc . oiid Inne any one reported acluallv seeing the "gardenia man " Five crime experts already have expressed doubt that thc so-called Mad Man of Mattoon" existed bu all the victims insist they have been attacked by a person of flesl and none., who tried to " E as" them. The 34 persons who have smcllcd the "sweet, sickish" odor wh ich they claim the altacker sprays in their direction, have been trcatc for partial paralysis and Inflamma tion of tlie mouth and throat All have recovered within a short time. Stolen Car Recovered T^A car belonging to O. W. Davis, stolen from Its downtown parking place Friday night, was found abandoned Sunday afternoon In a Sev- enlh street alley between Main and Walnut.'A lire was flat on the vehicle, which was otherwise undamaged. The theft was Investigated by Policemen Bertie Vaslbinder and puy Geans and Police Chief William Bcrryman. No arrests had been made loday. Weather ARKANSAS— Continued cloudiness and light rain In northeast por- «on this afternoon and tonight. •niesday partly cloudy. Cooler tonight. _j , ...iijuivi iatJILCl , llrtQ llOt jbeen set today pending Mr. Cackley.'s abllily lo ai>i>ear in court 1 Recovering after being In a critical condition following Ihe stabbing, Mr. Cackley was dismissed Saturday from Blythevillc Hospital where he was taken after the attack. He suffered severe knife wounds on the stomach. His con- nition today was said to bc much improved. Ilic altercation which resulted in stabbing of two men was said lo have resulted when Shea became angry when he was reprimanded by Frank- Cackley for molesting a wo- ' man In front of thc Lee Wilson s ore at Armorel. The two men cx _ changed heated words and Cackley was said to have struck Shen , a ditch on a gravel road near Rector about 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Clymouth Watklns of Bly- thevillc, driver, escaped injury, and the truck, which was carrying about 0.000 pounds of groceries^ was only slightly damaged, according to Arkansas Grocer Co. officials here. The driver, who was riding alone, said that tlie accident occurred as he was passing another truck on thc narrow gravel road. His vehicle struck an embankment from which the gra»el hart been washed away by recent rain, and thc slippery embankment threw tlic truck into a clltc'lti •A wrecking crew worked almost 20 hours before they could right tlie plant truck and pul\ it from the ditch. New Interest On Political Front Democrats Of Texas Meeting Tomorrow; Dewey Visits Iowa By Unllcd Tress presidential campaign Is into a week which may and they argured some, more before Shea allegedly drew his knife nnd slashed the man.- . Marvel, who was standing nearby attempted to assist Mr Hale in ir- resthig Shea nnd was cut on the Funeral Planned Here Tomorrow For Aged Woman Mrs. Amelia Chtirlelt Adams died at 11:45 o'clock yesterday morning at thc home of a daughter, Mrs F B. Elliott, with whom Mrs. Adams had been making her home the past four years. She was 87, nnrt hnd been an Invalid for Ihrce years. Mrs, Adams came lo Blythcville from Wichita, Kan, She was born in Farmcrvlllc, La., and spent most of her life in Tcxarkana and Wichita. She leaves In addition to Mrs. Elliott, three other daughters Mrs J. H. Smith of Vivian, La., Mrs! l:olh parlies. The Democrats nrc centering attention on the Texas stntc Democratic convcnlion which lakes place tomorrow. There probably will be a big fight for the control of the slate's electoral votes between pro and anti-Roosevelt forces. And atlenlion also is focused on the nation's first state election of the presidential year. Maine is elecling a governor nnd three con- Ercsscmn today. Tlie first reports show that voting has been light except in industrial areas where the CIO Political Action Committee has been work- Ing to get out the vote. On the Republican campaigi front Governor Dcwey has carrle< his presidential fight into tradi tionally Republican Iowa. On his- arrival In DC Moines the OOP standard bearer addressed a railroad station audience. Dewc: charges thnt the Democratic utl ministration did absolutely nothing to prepare thc people for war. The Governor will stop over h . , A. C. Addis of Wichita, and Mrs Weather Bureau Reports Storm Off East Coast '«)• United l'r»ss A ;Iull scnlc hurrienno mny te heading lownrd the lower cast const. The tempest hnd been swirling about 540 miles west of the Bahamas. But the wcalhcr bureau says It now lins slowed down, but has changed direction towuril the mainland coast. However, the bureau says it will not know for niiollict^U.ay al least whether the stor cast or go out to sen. llict^U.ay vfill- str ' ike the . Meanwhile another severe Ironical disturbance has hit northwest Florida nnd the south Alabama coast. This storm Is moving Inland with high winds nnd a deluge of Bloodhounds Used To Trail Prowler Here Bloodhounds to Blythcville by Police chief William lierrymnn Saturday niglu n, an effort to Irnck down a prowlei- after police officers were called to the home of Mrs. p. D. Smith. ilOS Wal- thcy nre ke|)t in readiness Kidnap Note Just A Hoax, .Announces JACKSON, Miss.. Sept. II (UP)- Ihc FU1 office in Jackson revealed that no weeping wumnti tossed n <le»|wralc, uniilgncd note callhiij tor help from a »|>ei>dlng car iicnr Ox- foivi yestcnlay morning. No woman has been kidnapped by Cicrmun prisoners ol war or German spies. The desperately-worded uolc picked up by three vomit' B lrls on hlBli- wa y b yeslcrcliiy morning is revealed to have'been written by an 11- yeiir old boy from Tupelo who. wllh tils family, was motoring across north Mississippi en route lo Clarksdalc. The boy, whose name has not been rcvcald, was travelling wllh his paicnl.i- an ( | his brolher and slsler, and wrote and tossed out nmnerons notes of the sort^-just for .Ills' father | s sn i r | to hnvo „„,, TOdn 81 "''! v'" 1 '!-?- -^ c -??li!8 Woman morning ricws'pjiper' »nd''To havc^iv- iwlcd he did not knosv the boy was dropping tlie Imaginary appeals for help from the cur until he confessed this morning Strikers Create Reports Ss!-"W-=?&a JB-SSra BW',"K: folJoivetl a trial for more than ,.„ hour but finally were halted when lhc trail was lost. Ttie prowler was heard attempting to pick the Jiilch on n window « Harold I. Icke.'i hns reported thnt mine strikes have cost the nation more than 300 ODD tons of bituminous coal tlurlnr the week ending sepi. 2. While lekes made this nnnoimce- screen about 9 o ; clock He ie ^ " ', ; , I «*«""«'e '"'-' iimonncc- an effort to force ODPII tlir «w,,,i " lenl , tllc U»«cn Mine Workers of ,, :._ .,._"."-"'"-". me soeen A mt , r in a ,„.„ „„>«.!,.!,.,. r~.. ,,..,.. small hole in "ick h!iVe be Iowa for conferences leaders. party and four sons, Bert Adams of Vivian Ui., M. A. Adams of Houston, Texas ami C. M. Adams and John Quincv Adams of Wichita. Funeral services will bc held at :30 o'clock tomorrow aflcrnoon at 3obb Funeral Home with the Rev. S. B. Wilford, pastor of thc First Uelhodist Church, officiating, nur- al will be made at Elmwood Ceme- ery. Active pallbearers will be Claude Cooper, Dr. F. L. Husbands. Joe .tkins, J. D. Atkins, Roland Green nd Horace Walpole. :as,l Tlic Democrats have oi>ened n Voposecf Hospital Act Opposed By Conference LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 11. <UP)_ tepresenlatives attending the Ar- ansns Highway Users conference lave gone on record as being op- wsed to thc proiwscd Hollings- •orth Hospital act, which will bc oted on in the November llh gcn- ral election. The conference based i(s opposi- on on the grounds that the act •ould tend to drive Industry from he slate because of Its tax Increase equlrements. ' Principal speaker at this aftcr- oon's meeting was Claudu Wll- ams xif Dallas, Texas,.field,rfeprc- entatfve of thc national highway sers. Williams siwkc on "Poslwar Highway planning." three-day meeting with officials of the National Campaign Hcadqiuir- tcrs in Chicago. National chairman, Robert K Hannegan, told the group of Dcm cratlc leaders from 22 mlriwcstcr and southern states that thc conference would develop in detail a slate by state program. Tlic plan xvlll bc to assure a maximum registration and a maximum turnout at the |»Us in November. C. B. Stanfield Dies At Booneville Today C. B. Sanfield of Blythevillc died early this morning at the stale Eanitorium, Booncvllle, Ark., where no was undergoing treatment. He was 44. Funeral arrangement.?, in charge of Cobb Funeral Home, are Incomplete, pending arrival of relatives. Mr. Stanfield, who Imd only been at the sanitorlum a short while. Is survived by a -on Pvt James Oliver Stanfield of Fort' Mearie, Md., his mollier, Mrs. Virginia Slanfielrt of Blythcville, two sisters, Mrs. Helen Parson of Fresno, Calif, and Mrs. Carmen pxfort of Blythevllle, and three brothers. Percy Stnhflcld of Luxora Connie Stnntield of Kidglcy, Torn (i"(l Garland Slanficld of Fresno " despite the fact that the bedroom was occupied by Corp, ami Mr.,. Harold Joseph who had Ihclr light on niul were talking when they heard the noise al the window Mrs. Smith quickly turned on an outside gnrag,, light in an effort to catch sight of the prowler, but he became alarmed and fled without being seen. Investigation showed footprints of an apparently large man underneath (he window. There wns a thc screen which n made with an Ice As soon as thc dogs arrived (hey were put on thc trail and went through yards, alleys and along sdewnlks from Walnut to Main street, where the scent was lost. The chase led to thc porches of other homes, and It was believed the man continued to prowl after he was frightened Irom the Smith residence. Alabama Ordnance Depot Has Disastrous Blaze ANNISTON. Ala., Sept. 11 (U.P.) -Major Harold F. Ogden, commanding officer of thc Annislon Ordnance Depot, says that the fire winch .swept through a block- long brick warehouse at the depot early .today, destroyed all contents of the building. He says cause of the fire hns not yet been determined. Army Public iMnlions officials say that thc blaze did not reach any stores of ammunition and that normal flow of supplies will be resumed within twenty-four hours. Trie depot, one of the Fourth service Command's largest ordnance unit.,, Is operated by the Chrysler corporation under government supervision. Army equipment is condilloncd and ordnance supplies and ammunition arc stored at lhc depot. America nrc preparlni! for thcir biennial convention which opens In Cinclnnntl tomorrow. A Insurgent bloc of delegates nvc planned n eai to break president SINGLE COPIES PtVB CENTS 130 German Interceptor Planes Shot Down In Big Aerial Battle- Hull Issues Warning To Austria Must Act Soon Or Lose Chance For Redemption Hull Reminds That Moscow Declaration Pledged Independence WASHINGTON. Sept. ll(Uf')_ Secretary of Stale Hull has Issued » blunt wiirnliif to Austria to rise up and throw out the Nn/J.s milckiy or possibly loso her clnltn to Indu- Jiendencc. Hull reminded a news conference l hat the Moscow declaration pledged Independence for Austria if that ta.slcrn European mitlon would iJinke n contribution to thc Allied cause. The State Secretary Indicated Unit Austria has not mudc such l! contribution, And he says there Is very little llmc lor Austria to MIOIV her desire for Independence by rising against Naul tlnmlnallon. Hull obviously hnd In mind the fust advances of the Hcd Army Imrai-d Atlslrlii. Thai relentless imiili is being carried forward from Ihe borders of Kitst Blnck Sen. Prussia to (lie TODAY'S WAU ANAI.VSIS Hitler Gains Precious Time At High Cost II)' MnlKS HAI(l>i:it United I'rcss KlnlT Wrllcr One of. Illllcr's secret weapons is Itmc. lip riin'l buy victory, but he's desperately sinmuclcrlng Ihe lives of his men to buy time to slave oft . defeat. He Kns ordered llio illc- of nnd tbc lianl channel ports to fight to the- Thus, he hope.v to deny Ihc Allies use of those hnrborx when the I '°1 K! shifted lo thc nlr today and comlnij cipilnoclical gales render l »o Nn«ls sulTcrcd a thiunnlnu do- lllll\nc-i<(lilr> i l.n 1.. ...II ,. e ___.!_. ffill I fin.-, ,!„,! l..i - . ii . .-. b . . Imposilblu tlic landing of equip- tnenl over the benches. ivMI. u»ti mu uL'iiiaifs. IMWIH*M ui fimuu uillllCS 10 LhC hOIUC- Hc lins ordered his troops to hold lmul - U«> lonK-tloruinnl LuflwnJTo IKt. 111 I ll(\ M/lL'nlln nl.rl 1.4........ l'OSI> 1(1 fllrlll /> IT ., ,.r nn * (I I _- _. . .. and Mciuii! Hm.'tny reports tell of two new I Soviet offensive!,—one east of Wnr- ollicr In Southern snv, nnd Poland. They liitvc not been confirmed by Moscow. Uut llerllu says Clcr- innn tr.-iojw have evacuated Kmsno, forties.? city In southern I'ohind KtmrdhiB llio way (o Czechoslovakia. Tlic .slronghnld, IM miles enst of Karkow, Is In the path of the Blgiuillc lied push rapurtcd by the Nazis in that sector. A German' military commentator also reported the lied Army mis (vUClJed jin "expected" offensive ngnirat the' Nn-/,l brlduehead of Wiiremv. Tho lied Army l.s said (o have struck with massed troops ntid limits, supported Ijy swarms of balllepliinrs. The Nazi commentator reported extremely hard fighting along the road east from Praga, the Wnranw .suburb on Hie east bank of the Vistula. From Moscow comes word that other Soviet armies are driving deep Into UIQ mountain passes covering the Hungarian plains, In a fast in the Moselle valleys and In Italy. Thus, he hopes lo stall thc udk'imclni! Allies until cool weather overtukes them for autumn Is a friend ol the Axis. With Autumn will come heavy winds, and paratroopers ciinnul operate in a wind over 20 miles an hour. With Autumn will come swollen all-cams, comp|[callii|5 brlduo-hulldlim problems for Ihc engineers. Wllh Autumn will come rain and jnislc- likc mini, miring tanks and trucks nnd generally bosijlng llio Allied advance, with .Autumn will come >>loims, keeping llrlllsh and American bombers In their hangars, t'liuld Strengthen Uuc Olvpn more of Dial precious cotn- _ c()i> swliin to knock satellite. , out Germany's A Russian communique says lied Army forces have caplurcd' two lowns In an IB-mile drive Into Transylvania, occupied by Hunyary . " .. ft ^..^ U..JX, ,,| ueiuKnic.s IJ'IU. have planned a caucus which alms' rtllcl " nc Inmdrcd miles lo Ihe "a second Kussliin column '" c John I,. Lewis' And It b ex- - modity,-' time, Ihe dcrmaiis wheel' into llio..SlcRtrlcd • Mue ,lhc guns Ihcy niovctl nway In 'Ifi-io.roh lop of Hint, they cnn stud It wllh the nrtlllery of Ihc armies- In tho' field and .sprinkle Its approaches peeled that Lewis will Indicate ills tion. views ni [he Another union convention has opened in Grand Rnpldn, tMtch where the United Automobile Workers me holding their ninth annum meeting. A bitter dclmlc Is expected over the reafflrmntion of the union's no-strike pledge. As the convention opened— tbc resolutions com- mtllen hud received demands from nine locnls of revocation of the no- strike pledge. is reported within 25 miles northeastern Transylvania. New York Cotton Mar. . 2092 2108 2092 2105 2093 May . 2063 2070 2063 2078 20S4 July . 2025 2041 2024 2029 2023 Ocl. . 2135 2148 2135 214S 2138 Dec. . 2115 2129 2115 2127 2117 Chicago Rye open high low close :Cpt. . 1)4% 97>/, "'"• Dec. . 9,5-X 97'K 96'' 94V, 34T4 Ba, transportation In June 19« ncreasecl 3.5 per cent over June 043, with (lie transit industry carrying 1,905,201,000 passengers. New Raids In Pacific Revealed By Japanese By United Press Bombers In the Pacific nrc In- •cin.lng Ihclrattack on Island stepping stones to the enemy homeland. Tokyo radio says large formations of American aircraft raided the Philippines. Truk, falnu, two and thc Celebes during the weekend According (o the Japanese, our planes hit two bases on Mindanao routhernmost Island If the Philippines. And the now attack or Palaii led Tokyo to predict nr American landing .soon In the Cnr- ollncs east of the Philippines. However, thc war In central China still favors Japan. Japanese forces driving down the llunan- Kwnngsl railroad now nrc within 70 miles of their goal, stralegic Kwcilin. Chungking observer; doubt lhc cily could lasl more thnn a week. Tlie Japanese also claim Ihe capture ol Wcnchow, a major China seaport on thc coast of Chekian Province. N. Y. Stocks AT&T 162 7 _ g Amcr Tobacco 72 Anaconda Copper ' 25 7-8 Beth Steel 60 1-8 Chrysler 89 1-4 Coca Cola ,.._ i3G Gen Electric '.'.'.'.'.'. 371-2 Gen Motors 601-2 50 1-4 Standard of N J Dl i-2 Texas Corp '..'. 45 j. 2 50 1-8 18 1-8 Montgomery Ward Inl Harvester If S Steel .... Republic Steel „ ,_„ N Y Central 17 3-4 Studebnker 181-4 ..„ — -.._ • •••<vii-uitiio nnyu i;jii]- lifted ilia grand'duchy capital of. Luxembourg nnd swept 'on' beyond it lownrd tlie German border only 10 miles away. The Luxembourg government In :cxlle reveals that it will leave Bji(|lnml for Us homeland as soon as possible. : . . •;. ' Incidenlally, -President'. Roosevelt today liniled the llberalloifof Luxembourg In'n slntemcnt which said- "VVIIh unparalleled sacrince and fortitude the heroic Ltixembouruers have resisted." every Na?.I effort to break their spirit.". Gcrnun Frontier Shelled .The American First Army already Is .revealed to be lobbing lihclls across the frontier Inlo Germany lit .n'dozen frontier outposts Other-First Army spearheads nrc within five miles of the German city of Aachen. And the Nnzl-con- Irollccl Scandinavian Telegraph Agnncy says aerman engineers already arc preparing lo cvacuale the city intd blow up all Its Important buildings. Thc Nazi commentator, Ludwlg Scrlorlous, says Ihc First Army Is meeting "stubborn German resistance" at Maastricht, Dutch fortress city near Aachen. Thus, he indicated that the Americans may have crossed Ihe Netherlands frontier Front dispatches say Ihe British Second Army, on tho American flank, already has crossed the Netherlands frontier In a nine-mile advance from a bridgehead over'tho. Albeit Canal, 9 Brussels broadcast sny.i this Is the first time the Allies have speared Into Holland despite an announcement a week ago that Ihe British had taken Breda. the structure. ~ " '"" "'I Nonetheless, HHlcr Is paying Farther to Ihe south, the Amerl- Uamagc to thc frame part of the' (loarly tor nis llmc - RussiB bought can Third Army still b hammering building and the loss of several car " w '" h n cllclll> commodity—sp.icc. at German defenses between Metz loads of waste paper, which belonced ' n ' c " c<l Armlcs [el1 lmck lntnct """ Nilnc >' ^°"B the Moselle valley, lo Joe Nfnrlln, was estimated at l)dore llle Ocn """ »'lvnncc iinlll Headquarters is withholding all in$4,000. Thc brick part of thc build ltl(: >' sil<1 lhc sUwgth lo lake thc formation on the progrc&s of Gen- • ing, occupied by thc tin shon re ro( "' lCTck ' Bllt Iilllcr ls short °" crnl Pntt P»'s atUck. But front received only minor water nnd smoke "I" 1 "' An j nl arll ' lcs a!rca<1 y ftrc '" l«"'l« snjl,;.he ho.s wheeled up ar- da t ,,a B e. The exact damage had not "*. ! S' ta L r 5S, 0 ' 1 ?i ri "! u " r - *l°,^*£ r S?^ """."'""W. ««rtfo«cmcnt« with mines. Given time, the Ciermnns ml(;lil pull Ihelr nine divisions out of Norway, their five out of Denmark, and station them behind tlie west wall. They also might make use of Ihe hastily-assembled "new divisions which nre the scrapings of Illmmlur's lust raid on home front manpower. They even might innn- nge lo round up lhc -1ft divisions estimated as (he minimum number necessary to man thc Siegfried Line's forts and pillboxes. Given llmc, lhc fall rains of eastern Kurope, starting In October, mlfiht stall) the Russlnn advance mill! Ihe ground freezes In Deccm- 'SIS' w,[h!!n^" ; ::f' -^f T J5. £ <.rp i.omc of his 180 divisions facing Ihc Red Army and swing them ngohist Ihe Allies in Hie wesl, Above all Ihlngs, given time, Hitler might—Jrnl might—be nblc lo tllr a (luarrcl between the Allies and weaken their solid front Germany. He might be able lo rebuild his bombed-out factories clips the wings i iciui.its mitw "JflUM. Time once foii.Mt on thc side of the United Na'ions. It enabled England to rc-nrm after Dunkcrque, Russia to regroup Us torn armies, America to bulkl the grcal arsenul which cvcntitnlly liirncd possible dcfeal Into cei'taln vlclory. I3\il lime no longer fights for thc Allies. H has de.ierlccl lo Germany. Pap while bad wcalh- of fading Allied Stored raper Catches Fire Here Saturday Fire Saturday afternoon partially deslroycd lhc old Slcrnl>crg building at Railroad and Chlcknsawba In which the Simon Joseph Metal Works Is located. The frame rear part of thc building was completely destroyed In the flames which were believed lo have slarlcd 'from sal- ,. ,. , , . . . „ vnuc paper stored In the roar of " CS ' U * M < " MrlC " '" Gcr " m " 5 '' the structure. ' Nonetheless, HHlcr Is payln damage. The exact damage had not teen estimated this morning. Also occupying a room In the brick part of the building wns Jim Carney, who lived In a room adjacent lo thc tin shop. A former railroad man, he had lost a leg many years ago In a train accident, nnd for several years had sold small items on the street corners here. Thc entire furnishings of his room were los*. In the fire. Flames from the paper outside thc building quickly ignited the fmme walls nnd soon the entire back part of thc building was a mass of flames. A truckload of salvage paper which was stacked outside the building near the paper bailer, along with two carloads of baled paper, and a carload of paper which was ready lo Iw baled, stored In the building, were lost In thc fire. Dies After Explosion PINE BLUFF, Ark., Sept. U (UP) A steam engineer for the Arkansas Oak and Flooring Company at Pine Bluff is dead as the result of nirns received In n gas explosion at he plant Sunday night. Oscar McRne, a former resident of McComb, Miss,, died of the burns , ,, I thc Pine niuff Hospital worn ing, this tut .11,1,111,^0 1,1 vn;i iimti,* , 11 j iuii}£i:i can he hole! them nl arm's lenf-lli. Hence, he must buy thc time he needs so desperately with the men he needs almost 'ns desperately. It's a losing proposition all around. Tlie Americans attacked thc Meii.w-Argomte sector Sept. 26. A French. British and Belgian assault opened in flanders thc 38. Next rtay the main British drive rammed Into the Hlnrlenbtirg line. And, that same day, the German high command decided to ask for nn armistice. Today, a quarter of n century later, the Allies arc poised for another ereal offensive. The place and time of the year are virlually Ihe same. But the results will tiilfer. This time there'll be no armistice tor Germany but complete and unconditional surrender. Heaviest Toll ? Ever Taken By U.S. Warplanes 1700 Allied Aircraft In Smashing Victory; Oil Facilities Hit , • SUPREME ALLIED Tlinaaept.!!. (up,_ "• forte may bo maklnu ' last i , The Ki-cat battle' 1 of western Eu- K e- feat. Clouded Into nctlon by tho nj^ roneh of Allied armies to the ho *> ""••JIH11V uulbWitflU rose lo fight oil n great licet of ovcY 1700 Ainerlcnn wnrplanes, nnd whefV Ihe smoke ot .baltlc .cleared the Na/ls had lost 130 Interceptors In aerial combat alone. •l lint loll mark's the greatest totnl of enemy Interceptor planes ever ele-' slloyccl by American aircraft over Germany, and It Is only u, c mim- l)or shol down .by.American'light- ers and eloesn't Include the loll luk- cn by Iho (.rent bombers. Nazis Usn .Id Planes The Germans used large numbers of Jcl-propellcd Inlcrceplors for the lUst time In actual combat today Liberator crewmen report lhat ns many nr, as of lhc lightning-fast lilnnes attacked them nl one llmc But hi spite of the terrific acrmnii opposition, the Americans pressed home Iholr nllnek on oil Inslnlla- Uons nt Mcrscburg ntid near I^cip- zl« and Hannover. Great stores of petroleum that,the Germans need to (IBM oil the Allied advance went- up In sitiolrn and flame. ' • -. ; And lh;ii 'Allied advance con- Untied on nil fronts today Ttie : greatest new j advances have been- hiiiiimerrd out by lhc American First' -.- iloagca. .; Qcuural ' e"Amc'H(.'ans liayc enp- ' for a full-scale push against German defenses. French Caplure Dijou French troops of thc Allied Seventh Army have captured Dijon 'vi- —-ti |.««!'«"• ••>.««• »•> iituuitd. i,in.u nuiiy iiavc caniurca DMnn vi •nms. lhc cold wind whistling ov- tal transport center and irren'teTt er Europe isf a warning signal to city In east-central France Al the lhc Allies. They hope to win the same time; American Seven h Army war before the year is out. Yet, soldiers havfe reached the oulskirS lo do 1 . they must beat bad wc.ilh- ot vesoul, another key commtmteibVVi'ai: r AnirouSMS S3» %t r A^ti north r ° f last great offensives in Ihe last are w ithh, 16 mite o? aZ 1 T" ssvssx ?s,r»Bft££™?"S With the Americans in France drawn up before thc Siegfried Line the Americans in Italy are drawn up before the Gothic line. They have captured ; the Important towns of Prato a'riH pistoia, northwest of Florence, and now they're fighting the Germans In the outer positions of the Gothic line. Chicago Wheat open !i(g!i ;ci«- close pr.i 155'A 150 155 , 1505$ 15l->5 15014 7.50-13. Sept. . 155U 150' Livestock ST. LOUIS, Sept. 11 (UP)-Hogs 9.00; si,.: u!e 9,500; top 14.70; 150240 lev,, 14.70; 120-140 )bs. 13.2514.25; sufs 13.95. .-.'•••• Cattle JOjOOO; s'aliible ,500; 'calves 2.5GO all salable; mixed yearlings nnd heifers 10.50-13;' slaughter steers 9.50-18; slaughter hciters*- 17.25; stacker and -feeder steers

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