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Save W«te Paper! It is valuable to the Wat itfottl Wate/i this paper for ColltctionDat.il BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP untiTitiSART »ni(-iwc,» D ,««„„ «*-^ I f ^>^ 'I'*. VOL. XU—NO. 150 niylhevllle Dally News niythcville Hcrnld Blyllicville Courier Mississippi Valley lender DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI IJIATIIEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, SICPTOMDKU 12, 194-) SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS AMERICANS 10 MILES INSIDE GERMANY 8 States Will Be Represented In Contest Here South. Carolina Bank Will Sponsor Picker In Big Competition With the bid from a South Carolina bank to sponsor an entry in the National Cotton Picking Contest, the number of states to be represented among the sponsors has mounted to eight. 'Hie South Carolina firm h the National Bank at Greenville. Nation-wide publicity, which the cotton picking contest received last year nnd in the four previous years, lias gained for it interest among other Southern firms, many of which have notified the sponsoring Jaycec committee of their desire to enter pickers. Among them are • tho 'Memphis Chamber of Commerce, which will enter one con- ^estant, and the Memphis Coin' jiress and Storage Co., which will sponsor five entries. Ten other Memphis firms also will sponor entries. Broadcasts I'lanned Besides the ncwsreel portrayal of the contest, which will be shown In movie houses all over the nation, spreading the fame .of the contest and also Mississippi County as the world's largest cotton producing comity, radio station WMC of Memphis will broadcast twice on the day of the contest, Sept. 27, direct from the scene of the contest. The events of the morning will be brought to the home.v of Mid- South listeners via their radio, while a'30-minutc program will be broadcast through WMC at the scene of Hie contest. In the afternoon, the world's champion cotton picker will be introduced on the radio when a 15-minute program will originate from the Fairgrounds here.. ; ; .,!Tlilrty-tlirce..business!,firms -and. citizens b~f 'Mississippi, have added their names to the list, of sponors. Entering three candidates are Etowali Gin. j. L. Terrell, Mississippi County Lumber . Co., Nimn Provision Co., A. S. Bftrbaro' and f'O; Home Gin, First National Bank, E. A. Stacy Jr., Ellis Gin Co., Red Top Gin, and Jesse Webb. Other Sponsors Listed • The following will sponsor two pickers: Wels Butane Gas Co., Ark-Mo Power Co., C. H. Whistle and L. K. Ashcraft, and Farmers Gin. Sponsors of single entries are Hotel Noble, Russell Fa^rr Liquor Store, Montgomery Ward, Camp Moultrie, Acton Printing Co., Lemons Furniture Co., L. Lansky, Ellis Implement Co., Kress' Store, 7'om Little Realty Co.. Blythevillc Gin, Penny Saver Grocery, Roland Green. C. P. Tucker, Glcncoe Hotel, Noble Gill Insurance Agency, Miss Delia Turtle and Ed Hardin. • Two Southeast Missouri firms, Campbell Motor Co., of Kennett, nnd Beall and Hunt Gin of Maiden, will enter candidates. Memphis firms in addition to those already mentioned to sponsor contestants are C. L. Anderson Cotton Co, Charles H. Bradshaw Cotton Co., F. G. Barton Cotton Cri... B. E. Beotlie Cotton Co., Lytle JirKee, Dixie Pickcry, Cook and fco. Sledge and Norflcet Cotton Co., MidSouth Cotton Growers Association nnd Richard Cheatham. . Indians On Hand To Greet Dewey On Western Tour liy United Press The GOP standard bearer, Governor Thomas Dcwcy has arrived in Valentine, Neb., on his coast to coast campaign tour to be greeted by a long line of Indians in feathered head-dress apj mounted cow- Iroys. Dcwcy is to confer with Nebraska and South Dakota Republicans. Incidentally, DeWcy's charges that the administration wants to retain soldiers in the army until they are assured of employmenl^-camc In lor stinging attack today in Washington. House Democratic Leader John McCormack of Mass., said the charges were ridiculous and untrue. lladlo waves travel at the sp- ptoxlmate rate of 186,300 miles » •cond. Livestock ST. LOUIS, Sept. 12 <UP)—Hogs salable 6,500; top 14.70; 150-240 IDS 14.70; 120-140 Ibs 13.25-14.25; sows 13.95. Cattle 5,800, salable 5,500; calves 2,500, all salable; mixed yearlings and heifers 14-15.50; cows 7.7510.50; canners and cutters 5-7.50; slaughter steers 9.50-18; slaughter heifers 8-17.25; stocker and feeder steers 7.75-13.25. Weather As British Liberated Brussels ARKANSAS—Pair this ft tier noon, tonight and Wednesday, Enthusiastic crowds climb on a British tank to ride through Brussels as liberating troops enter the elty (British War Office photo via Signal Corps Radiotelephoto from NEA Tclcphol.%) People Fearful Df Their Future ..' Bombs Which Drove Bulgaria From War 1 Caused Wide Havoc Hy United Tress ;. Bulgaria has paid the price of In- Icclslon. Her cnulin) city of Su/ln lies In •iilhs and her people are uneasy tnd confused, uncertain ol what ,lcs ahead. The first American newsman to return lo Solln. United Press Correspondent Ix'on Kay, reports that 15 per cent of the i'eu- Iritl district of Sofia has been destroyed by Allied bombs which helped drive Bulgaria oul of the war. And'25 per cent of the outer districts also lies In ruble. But, more than that, the U. i>. man says Unit Sofia Is a city of itn- casy, fearful-people—a people who are holding their breath, and as Kny snj'.s, "walling for their future to be decided at tlic Cairo parleys," In some purls ot Duliiurln, Kuy says, furious bailies are raging bc- TOJIAY'S WAR ANAI.VSIS 'Sacred Soil' Of Germany Now Invaded Ity JAMKS llAItnai Hulled Press Kbit Writer Hitler's war lias come home to Hitler. Clcnnnny—Invudrr of M iinlloiis — has Itself been Invaded. Tlu: proud soldiers HHlor sent out lo crush the people ol Kurope now arc returning lo him—wllh the IH'ojile of Europe at their heels. American soldiers have bent Russia to Ihe draw be inishlnu a spearhead across (he Qerniiut frontier, films, (hey Imvc struck Hitler's Pair Is Sought In Vires Death Unidentified Soldier And Girl Wanted For Questioning In Case CARTJTHERSVILLE, Mo., Sept. 12 —Preliminary examination for five persons, charged with manslaughter in connection with tlic deatli Aug. II of Deputy Sheriff W. C. Vires of Peach Orchard, has been indefinitely postponed wliile Missouri officers continue their'search for--an-' unidentified soldier and girl, who allegedly weie members of a party of eight, which included the victim, on the night 6f his death. Released^ on bond were Mildred House and Jimmy Goodwin of Kennett, Sally Conovcr and Paul Bcacli and H. A. Young of Hornersville. Prosecuting Attorney Bob Hawkins said ( th:it examination of the accused .Before the Justice of the Pence 1 wovld be postponed until the soldier ami girl were located, or more evidence j obtained. Neither the names ripe .the home, addresses of the two were known to the officers. The beaten body of Deputy Sheriff Vires was found early on the morning ri Aug.'n on Highway 84. Seized Ballot Boxes Returned To Clinton . . LITTLE; ROCK, Sept. 12. (UP)— The balkt boxes for Van Buren County wllch were seized by federal agents two weeks ago, will be returned to Clinton as evidence in t.wo count)- race contests today. .Special investigator Ralph Manuel will acconpany a U. S. deputy marshal whenthe boxes are returned to Van Burec County treasurer. He will lemain w.th the boxes until after the routed and return them to Lit-tie Rock.[The boxes will then be held imti the Justice Department begins a tate-widc Inquiry. The coyest will probably provide a lest of an Arkansas law rcnuir- ing that (uplicate ballots be signed and mmuercd. About half of the ballots folnd in 14 Iwxcs that were opened bj the senatorial committee last I'cck would be upheld if this scctiln of che statute is upheld. Newf/ork Cotton opin high low close pr.cl. Mar. . 2ll8 2126 2110 2124 2105 May . 20J4 2039 2089 2098 2078 July . 20i!> 20C1 2053 2060 2039 Oct. . 2IS 21G5 2152 21G3 2146 Dec.. . 2lii 2146 2136 2145 2127 Cotton' Ginning Lags Behinc Last Season i Only 1541 bales of cotton from the 1914, cotton crop of Mississippi Crtinty were ginned prior to Sept I, falling 12,679 bales short oj the number of bales ginned rom the 1943 cotton crop •prior tojscpt. 1, 1943, according to figure? released today by Chester Danihower of Luxorn, county crop statistician. From lie 1943 crop, 14,220 bales had bee ginned prior to Sept. 1, 1943. Althoigh last year's record for ginnings'prior lo Sept. 1, greatly exeed ths year's, cotton men predicted tiat the 1944 cotton crop will exc<id by between 30,000 and 40,000 Us number of bales ginned last yeai{ The Uo rains in the Spring which ireventcd early planting resultedii the unusually late 1944 ginning tason, it was pointed out. Arkansas Briefs LITTLE ROCK — (iovemor Homer Aiikins, back lit his ilcsk follnwiiiB a three week vacation, .says lie hasn't decided on ;i successor to Welfare Ciiiiiiiiis- sinncr John O. Pipkin. Pipkin letiKiicil, effective Friday, to join Ihe veterans adniinis'tiu- llon. • MTTLfi UOCK — Tlic Itc- scnrclt Institute of America will orcn an office in Little Ilcck soon District iYIamiger Howard C. \Villiams says the institute will ai,j its members, 300 of whom arc In Arkansas and Southern Missouri, in iiost- wai- planning and iiecnm'ersion.: EL DORADO—Judge Gus W. -Jones lias ordered a. grand jury investigation of alleged fraud in the recent election in Smackover township : when Circuit Court convenes for the fall term in El Doiado. The alleged fraud was in flic juslke of peace race. Election judges gave the office to C. M. Alspaujh. Bui an official canvas by the counly commH- Icc several days later gave the office to Carl D. Hines. MORRILTON — November Z, 3 and 4th have been set for the Conway County Livestock Show and Fair. Louis Dates, president of the MorriiUon Junior Chamber of Commerce iviiich is sponsoring Hie show, says exhibition of registered livestock from Cnnway County will be a special feature. Engineer-Gunner Wins Air Medal While In Italy FIFTEENTH AAF IN ITALY.— Staff Scrgt. Alvin T. Mnrchbanks, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. \I. Marchbanks of 505 North Broadway Street, Blythevllte, Ark., has been awarded tlic Air Medal. In the words of the citation, Se,-- gcant Mnrchbanks wan awarded the medal "for meritorious achievement in aerial flight while participating In sustained operational actlvilties against the enemy." An aerial-engineer gunner, Sergeant Marchbanks is stationed with a heavy bombardment squadron of B-24 Liberators which has been bombing Munich, Vienna, Budapest, Friedrichschafcn, Wiener-Nciistadt and other vital targets In the German network of Industrial sectors throughout southern Europe. The Blytheville (Her has participated in more than 23 combat missions against encmy-heid territory since his arrival overseas in June. In civilian life he graduated from Blytheville High School class of 1941 and prior to his entry into the service Feb. 1, 1943, he was employed at the Wade Furniture Company. , ... . .. - tween German and Bulgarian troops, and In other parts, Russian forces ' Feel Out Defenses Df Siegfried Line- Belgian Fort Falls LONDON, Sept. 12, U.I'.)— Amoi'iemi invasion forces niiiK Ute lintllo for Germiiny, wore repotted between lH mid leu miles inside IliUor's homeland this afternoon lie HnUsli rmlii) mid Iliey WCIP |nobiii B K,c defenses ol lie vSioiflned Line up to 10 miles inside the frontier. MovhiK up on the West Wnll nlong it broad fionl, the Amcincaiw have cnplwcd the Holj>;ium bolder port of Eben iMiuiel on Uiu WnlJ'H northern approaches. The First Armv in history's f|r«t full-scale- Amoricim invasion of Germany mo has outflanked the border bastion of Trier. ~ : ~ * Paithcr down Hie- line, tho right i lli I I . | «»IB of the American First Army Allied Leaders ler the Germans with the thought tluit Iho wnr was still fur Nazarenes Plan $12,000 Church Work To Start Soon On Modern Building At First, Sycamore Work is expected lo start about Oct. 1 on Hlylhevllic's newest church building, to be erected .by members of lhc. Church of .the Nazarcnc on the site of the pfes- ent building, the corner of First and Sycamore street's, it was a.rf- nounced today, by the Rev.,.F,..'jfo. Nash, pastor of thei church, '-.•:' A permit lo do. t)ie work was granted by the WPB on Sept. I, aiitf-contracts 'for the erection of the new building are expected to be let before Oct. 1; the Rev. Mr. Nash staled. ' ..• The large, modern building will Ijc of selected red brick and hollow tile, with white slone trim on the exterior, with plastered ., walls. throughout the ^hlcripr of the church auditorium and* the adjoining educational unit. Cement floors will be used throughout, and windows will be of amber colored glass. The main auditorium, to have a seating capacity of 400, also will contain a small balcony, while the Sunday School' rooms, which will be directly behind the auditorium, Will care for 300. Facilities also will be included in tlite educational unit for use of the Boy Scout troop which the church already Is sponsoring. • ' ,. Uzzcll S. Branson, local architect, designed the building, which will cost approximately $12,000. The present building will be torn down nnd salvaged materials will be used in the construction of the new church. Members of Ihe bulding committee arc N. W. Franks, Don McLean, J. L. Tyrone, Oscar Alexander, Dim Roberts, John Galncs, O. A. Jclf- erics and O. A. Dunavant. The Rev. Mr. Nash lias been pastor of the church for tlic past year. Present church membership is 125, with the same number enrolled in Sunday School. from ' tlieh soil — lliat Ihe .(nines Ilarpcr npluli mis ei!cnisle t | with a pro- ",nl space hns run out. No longer \v\\ day, that Yugoslav Mnrshnl Tito, Germany fight Its war In Rome luis sent a defoliation to-Sofia 10,0110 else's backyard. Prom now on discuss the Balkan jdtiiullon. And, German names will appear nude -are disarming Bulgm- 'regiments. I tccllve barrier of space. Now llui | Ihercs a report from Ankara lo- space hnx run nut. No longer wl the Bulgarian government Is reported to have accepted Marshal Tito's plan r lor a Balkan federation of Serbs. Croats, Montenegrins and Bulgarians under it single federal government. Far to the north, Poland Is look- Ing, forward to peace-time ICKlsla- tioii. The Moscow-sponsored Committee of National Liberation has issued a .decree rcdisirlbntlng the land of Polish and German trailers and of large landowners to the landless peasants and .soldiers. Each peasant, by the decree'which, be- comSs cftcctlve oh December 20th will get about 12.and.a half acres. Russian troops arc storming the Nazi fortress city of Lonizlin/'Xii miles from the southern' border of East Prussia. And north 1 6f; that, .Moscow reveals that Red army patrols penetrated into East/Prussia last night from Lithuania, returnhiK with valuable prc-invaslon Information. - Highway Users Elect Humphries Chairman LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 12 <U.P.) —Secretary Wllliom L. Humphries of the Arkansas Wholesale Grocers Association lias been elected chairman of the Arkansas Highway users conference. Humphries was elected at the final session of the conference at Little Rock Monday afternoon. Other officers are: Manager John Allen of the Arkansas Bus and Truck Association, vice-chairman; and Secretary W. P. Scarborough of the Oil Dealers' Association of Arkansas, secretary. The conference adopted a resolution opposing the proposed Hol- llngsworth Hospital Act nil grounds that it would drive industry from Arkansas. U. S. Submarine Gudgeon Lost; Held Citation WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (U.P.) —The Navy has Just announced the loss of the 14.00 ton American submarine Gudegon, the 2Dth American sub lost since the beginning of the war. The Giirtgrmi held a Presidential unit citation for sinking 19 Japanese ships, including one submarine, and dnm- nging three more. She was commissioned in April, 1941. The ship's I captain was Lieutenant Commander Robert Bonin of Milwaukee, WIs. He is listed as missing in action as Is his crew, normally about 65 men, Storm Moving Toward Miami, But May Turn MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 12 (UP) — A ! great hurricane over the Atlantic Is continuing to move slowly lo- xvard the mainland coast today, with the possibility that it might strike the eastern seaboard within the next 48 hours. - The Weather Bureau here reported in a 12 p. m. (CWT) advisory that the storm was located 500 miles cast of Miami, moving westward, and that winds near the center were estimated at 00 to 100 miles per hour. Hurricane warnings were ordered displayed over the Northern Bahamas Islands, and residents of the coast between Miami anl Cape Haltcras, N. C., were alerted. Rc ( | Cross officials are taking the first preliminary steps toward car- Ing for those who might be injured or made homeless If the storm strikes here as did thai of 1826. But the weather bureau repeats that the hurricane may shift its direction. Text, of the 2 p. >n. advisory: "Reports received up to the present time Indicate lhat the great Atlantic hurricane continues to move slowly westward witli center near latitude 26 norlh and longitude 12.3 west or about 500 miles cast of Miami. Winds of DO to 100 miles near center. "There is a possibility that it will change Us course in the next 12 hours. Bui hurricane warnings remain displayed over the northern Bahamas Islands. "InterGMs along the coast from Cape Hallcras 10 Miami should remain on the alert for later advices this afternoon and tonight." Earlier reports said the speed of the storm-center was estimated at 10 to 12 miles per hour, and that gale winds extended outward miles from the center. Soldier On Furlough Is Fatally Injured PARIS, Ark., Sept. 12 <UP) — Nineteen-year-old Harry George Jenncn of Russellville died at a hospital in Paris Monday afternoon from injuries he • received when he was run over on Highway 22 near Paris. Sheriff Pete Carter says three Camp Chaftee soldiers reported they found Jcnnen lying on the highway. The body was token to Catnp Cliaffee. And relatives at Russellville were notified. Young Jennea had been enroulc to his home on furlough whon the accident happened. And (^return ticket to San Francisco WAS, found in one ot his pockets. ; 200 City Council To Meet The city council will meet tonight in their regular monthly ECS- ilon at 7:30 o'clock at the city hall, Mayor E. R, Jackson announced today. N. 0. Cotton Mar. . 2124 2120 May . 2100 2103 July . 2065 2065 Oct, . 2151 2162 Dec. . 2142 2147 2118 2004 2055 2152 2136 2128 2101 2063 2161 2146 2110 2085 2044 2144 2128 Chicago Wheat open high low close pr.cl. Sept; , 155% J56« 15551 15M 150 news pictures ol \var-shiiUcvcc towns. . . New I'l^iiiaKLUida Note German propaganda, like the Gernuin Army; now has 'swIlchM to the defensive. In the years bi victory. Nar.l civilians were Inllei with stories of the Impenetrable; concrete aii(| 'steel wall that the Foiilircr '*ln his wisdom" hod forg ed : around the "sacred soil of tin fatherland." :But a recent slate liinnl -..hy,'. a': German propagandU typ)flos;''.tlin :: iiciv lack. Said Lieu tenant !Cldiiernl.;Kurt Dlttmar:' ! "Everything.' tliiif we.' do ; ndiv'.L ' directed •''even ^ urgently thai ' before: at . the • deren'sc of tt'im falli crlftiirt,'" " ! ' : '. .I-''-- 1 •>'»••>>« w« v The' Qermnns! now.- are- undergo' ing an oxperhfnco . which, with oil brief cxcptloji, cnn find iio.ppra! Icl ; 'ln 130 -years of history, : True French patrols in 1039, Aniericai patrols nine days ago and Russian patrols last night stepped across the frontier. H|it llmse— unlike tin American First Army thrust— wen not Invasions. One hundred and 30 years agi Napoleon led his French Army in to Germany lo fight the battle, o Leipzig, n i en and there tho Ocr mans decided lliat In their fuliiri wars they would let the cncmj furnish the battleground. Tills they did by Ihe simple pro cess of holding off on a declara tlon of war until their armies, wen ready to strike. The 1804 wnr with Denmark was [ought on Danish sell, the 18GO war, with Austria on Austrian soil, tlic 1870 war with Prance on French soil. Then the Germans slipped up. Russians There First In 1014, they expected Russia to lake from four to six weeks lor mobilisation, linslcad, the czar's generals had two armies in East Prussia Kaiser witlilu was so few days. The shaken that lie swung two entire army groups from the western front to beat the Russians off. Jlc beat the Russians off, all right but he also so weakened his French Trout that lie last the first battle of the Marnc. That four-week Russian fora v was the first Invasion of Germany In an even hundred years. When Hitler went to war he tore n leaf out ot the notebook of the old German generals and fought on the enemy's soil. Hitler, however, lias waited until the lost minute, tinlil ihcir troops were poised to strike, before declaring war. Hitler frequently didn't declare war at all. An,i when he did, it was not until the battle had already gollcn under way. As an example, lhc dcc- Inrnllnn of war on Russia was formally handed lo Soviet authorities a full liour-antl-ji-half after Nazi troops had opened the Invasion. However, She Invasion of Germany Is more than n blow at llll- ler's prestiKa. It also Is a blow at Miller's war machine. The First Arnow Is within striking distance of the Ruhr, lh c silo of 14 per cent of German Industry. Among other things, the Ruhr turns out 60 per cent of Germany's coke and 50 per cent of its iron and steel. The Americans now are headed for Cologne, Germany's fourth city, an inland harbor, rail hub nnd Industrial beehive, Thus, the world's greatest war is returning lo the land of Its birth- there lo die. Dec. . 151 Vj 152K 151W N. Y. Stocks A T .fc T 163 1-4 Amcr Tobacco 72 Anaconda Copiier 25 1>4 Belli Steel GO 1-8 Chrysler . 9() 1-2 Coca Cola 1351-4 Ocn Electric 373-8 Gen Motors , 61 1-4 Montgomery Ward 51 Int Harvester go 1-8 Standard of N J 51 3-4 Texas Corp 45 1-2 U S Steel 56 1-8 Roosevelt, Churchill Start Work On Plaris For Final Victory QUKIffifj, Sept. 12 (U.I 1 .)—President rtbosevclt and Prime Minister CluirehHI toilay were holding their first bushics! ucssloniln Quebec lo lay plans for the final dcstrimllmi of the once-powerful Axis. The, two lenders were meeting has swept through -a> number of points nlong tlic Gorman Ironller. and smashed to within one hille^of Holland near the linpoilant fortress city of Maastricht; ••• H «ns In the eklicmo cartel n, tip of lielgluin Just below Maastricht, thitt the Americans seUod Port Ebon limncl There the Germans unveiled their blll/krlcjr in the west In 1010 and swamped the fort In a inannci novel explained -At the time, tho Germans said they'd used n so-called "nerve gas." With Ebcn Emael gone, and ttlth Mnniililclit set dp foi fiontal ils- siinU Iho other bnirlcrs to tlic Slcg- fiiid line me ciutnbling fnst Airmen Pound Enemy '" Ameilcnn alrpovior warmed out »»u. mu itnuui-K were meeting miicuum mrpovior warmed on In the great dining hall of Qucbei/h ovcl the baltlcneld today to hasten nuisslvc citadel, hl«li above tlic " le Pi'occss.'-Maraiider hiedlum'niid plains of Abraham. The nulls of TI »voo light bombeis plastered'a the Irall arc hung with huuo map, lo "B stretch of the line between uiu nun ni-c iiinig with huno map, *""« """en 01 me line between showing the Imtlleiuoumls \Uieic Allcllc " and Saalbmcken during the English and American troops even < 1[lv: At ll >° same 1 time;'American nmv nm ..MkLrin,, \,^i»-i. Fliht Army guns pumpcjl n-stream of shells liito Germany from newly """ Just west of the fron- now arc u.niklng history, ' With these before 'them, Ain^ri- -• ~ ca's President am; Britain's I'llmo ™" Minister will trave :thc .blueprint, for final United Nations victory forVjrfrbntaf ancsc lioimilnm], -uiitl command to ,direct it. Theibasio Mibjeot ol the confeicncc fc^.tlie Pacific *m-. And the two plans )V«fli|W unified . White House' Secretary Stephen Early loid newsmen today that he itlcl not know whether any Chinese representatives had been invited lo the Quebec conference. Jlc Mid- id, however, (lint the Chinese government will be kept Informed of proceedings. . IMS Republic Steel is 1-4 Japs Take It On The Chin In Far Pacific Ry United Press The Japanese fleet apparently means lo avoid n showdown fight iinlll 'tlic Japanese home Islands themselves arc threatened So weak were the enemy dc- lenscs, that Admiral Ilnlsey's ships and planes knocked out 01 Jap vessels arid 00 planes with only very light losses. While the enemy still was reeling from tills terrific nssault, General MacArthur sent Ills bombers out over Zninbonnga harbor, on the southwestern end of Mindanao, Snlurdny night. They scored direct lilts on two 7,000-ton carco ships. The Tokyo radio reports that 400 planc.s raided Davao nnd Cagayan on the west shore of Mindanao Saturday. The Japanese- reported that 180 planes returned to both lawns on Sunday. Most experts believe Mindanao will be the target of the first Yank. Invasion forces whenever they may itrlkc. Meanwhile nl lhc other end of the Japanese Empire, In lire Indian Ocean, tlic British radio report says p. Japanese force of merchantmen and escort vessels was attacked by long-range bombers as It was try- Ing lo run supplies lo Burma. The attack reporlcdly Inslcri for 33 hours and ranged "nver hundreds of miles of ocean far to Ihe south of Rangoon." No details of enemy losses in this battle were given. But the British say that ether RAP planes f.ct fire to six enemy cargo ships and a gunboat anchored oft an Island near the routh const of Burma. Lewis Urges Miners To Defeat Roosevelt CINCINNATI, Sept. 12 (UP) — John L. Lewis has called on delegates at lh c United Mine Workers Convention In Clnclnnaatl to work, for the defeat of President Roosevelt In November. Lewis said that the President has publicly kicked cvciv miner In the face, during last year's contract negotiation difficulties. Meanwhile at the annual convention ot the T. iiited Automobile Workers CIO In Grand Rapids, Mich., a candidate favoring revocation of the non-strike pledge was nominated tor union president. He Is Robert Carter, a 28 year old com- mttlecmnn, alid represents the new rnnk and file group formed to 011- posc the pledge. . Her Incidentally, this was the first time Marauders and Havocs of lhc Ninth Air Force had had Ihe >>lea- KUIC ot dropping bombs on Oof- Man soil,- • -_ ' . „' • Hi Itlsh as we'll as American forces may now be fighting in Gcimany. General De Gaulle, In a speech- In Paris, sntd, "The British now aro llgtitlng oh German territory; It's possible, i however, that pe Gaulle made a mistake that he referred to tho American border crossing, A( Iho la>it official reports, tho British Second Army In the north and the American .Third and. 'Seventh Ais nilei in the south, were grinding slowly toward tho frontier but haa not readied It. Tim whole of Luxcmbomg now h.is been liberated. But Belgium lias suffered heavily. A British cor- icspondent says much of Flanders Is flooded nnd that the.lnliabltarics now go about their business In boats. French Promised Election General De Gaulle has promised the people of. France that his provisional government will, turn .over ils powers to a parliament 'to Be elected by a nation-wide ballot De Gftullc also said that In the, election, to bo held as soon as the^war situation ..permits, French women will bo permitted to vote for tho first time. i In the battle-within-n-baltle, Canadian soldiers still are clearing the Germans from the French coast The great French port of Le Havre is reported to have -surrendered; The, British radio says the Ger- nmn commander ' was seriously wnundrd by bombs and- 'that the deputy commander surrendered the garrison of 3500. Brest also Is reported, r.-illrely'-wlthout confirmation, lo have .Capliulftted. The Germans also '• may be ' preparing to. pull out of- other French ports. British channel watchers ssiy they heard the heaviest explosions of the war coining from the French side, possibly Indicating wholesale demolitions. ; • •• More Luftwaffe Losses Today's big • air assaults 'were hurled straight at the heart of Germany. Seven American Insk forced, totaling more than 1000 heavy bombers struck for the second straight day at Nazi oil reserves. Their escort of nearly 150 fighters destroyed at least 45 desperately- resisting German interceptors.. That brings to 227 the number of Nazi aircraft destroyed in the last 24 hours. British aircraft also teamed up with the Americans In' the assault on German fuel reserves today. Some 750 RAF Kalifaxes struck two synthetic oil plants -In the Ruhr valley. Incidentally, Switzerland has decided to end its blackout, not because of the good war news, however. The .Swiss hope that belligerent airmen will spot their 'well- lighter cities and '.avoid them,.' 1 "..', There are no new reports of air action by Italy-based planes. 1 However, on the ground In Italy U. S, Fifth Army troops have driven through trie outer positions oJ the Gothic line. They now stand within 32 airline miles of Bologna, key city to the great Po" valley. ^ And that, Incidentally, 1 .Is the northernmost point reached by the Allies in Italy. Chicago Rye open high low close 'prc'l'. Sept, . 96 96\ 9575 9S1s 96W Dec. . 86': 97 95W 86W '98%

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