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Save Waste Paper! It is valuable to the W* Ufortl Watch this paper tor Collection Dotest BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS < \ VOL. XLI—NO. 151 DlythevJlle Daily News Blytlicvllle Herald Blythcvlllo Courier Mississippi Valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHBVILLU. ARKANSAS, WKDNKSDAY, SKl'TOIHKU 13, KW4 SINGLE COPIES FIVE GENTS FOUR SPEARHEADS PUSH INTO GERMANY CIO Organizers Still Busy Here, Council Is Told Efforts To Organize Rjce-Stix Employes Being Continued Warning that organizers for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (CIO) are determined to continue efforts to line up local garment workers at the Rlce-Stix factory was given members of the City Council and Mayor E. B. Jackson at their regular monthly meeting at the City Hall last night by Harry Frltzius, West Main street merchant. • Mr. Fritxius called on members of the council "as well as all other citizens of Blytheville" to be prepared Jor further union activities here, although a recently scheduled election nniong workers on the question of union membership was called off at the last minute because, he said, P&e union did not have a majority "of the workers signed up at that time. The. council recently passed an ordinance providing for licensing of organizers and promoters, requiring a $100 fee, 12 months residence In the city and certification by the City Council that the organization work is to the best Interests of the city. In support of » his statements. Mr Fritzius quoted from a circular letter which he said .went to local garment workers saying "When the Amalgamated goes to an election, It is only when we are sure of wlnninp by a large majority." Businessmen Accused He also pointed to accusation: contained in the letter in which Blytheville businessmen were described as being responsible for controlling earnings of Rlce-Stix workers. here -which were called "below the stand- nrd of the majority of American garment workers." . . Threats .of the union that "thi -Federal - •go'verssi'iuj'.V- . i.*o.u(<i^-.-.b< brought to Blytheviile "to try In i -.public hearing ^the small dictator; that 'are pulling the strings to con trol B few misguided workers h your plant" also "were read by Mr ?rltzUis. .' These statements were containec in the following mimeographed let ter, dated Sept. 1, 1944, bearing the nnmes of Richard Brazier, directo; of the Missouri and Arkansas or gariizations, and those of Marii Kicly, Margaret Bradfleld, Nile Hagy, Thelma Clark and Angela Clark, union organizers: '. Information Withheld "Dear Member: We .wish to in form you of the latest development^ in the organization of your factory Last .week we found it necessary ti withhold Information as to the call ing'off of the election until. the las minute in order to allow certain op posing elements to Incriminal themselves. When the Amalgamator goes to an election, it is only whc we- are sure of winning by a larg majority. We do not set a goal o just what it takes to win, but al ways much more than this In orde to have greater unity and bargain ing strength to bring you the bcne Jits waiting for you. . "You have noticed all throug: your campaign that the Union ha l/jever allowed n spirit of antagon fnism, violence, show of force, or in •'timid at! on to exist on the side o Union members. We have been pa tiently bringing to each employe of Rlce-Stix the true facts an iwof of what can be gained by stick ing together solidly for the Ama gainated Clothing Workers Unlor The Unions of today are only to the purpose of bringing greate peace and harmony into your pla as well as higher wages and bctte working conditions. We will coi linuc as wo have in the past, an know that drawing from the wi& judgment of you workers, and fro the vast, resources of the Amalga mated — one of the most powerfi and respected Unions in the coui try today— that in a very short Urn you will see a victory for your e forts. "The businessmen of your tow and your employer hesitate to re linquish the control which in -th past they have exercised over yo and your labor. They say the have run your town for the pa 30 years and will continue to do s This- means they have controlle your earnings for Rice-Stlx an kept them below the standard of th rnajortty of American garmen This type 'of buslnessma reach his hand across the coun ter for your money and with H other hand stab you in the back preventing you from receiving mo money for your labor through Union. We say that no small m norlty group has a right to rule yo or dole out your living or workln conditions. We will prove this bringing the Federal government Blytheville to try In a public hea ing the small dictators that are pul Ing the strings to control a. few ml guided workers In your plant and cause them to work against the own and your welfare. Your en ploycr is also guilty tlirough cpuraglng such un-American ta tics ns you witnessed last week. W Mattoon''Ghost' Finally Licked/ Policemen Hope MATTOON, 111,, Sept. 13. (UP) — The Illinois police commissioner has burled the mythical "madman of Mattoon", and now all he hopes Is lhat the madman stays buried. Authorities agree that the mys- rlous gentleman with a skull cap 10 sup]X)sedly whisked a gardc- u-smclling gas at Malloon cltl- ns, was nothing but the product Mattoon Imaginations. They say ic smell may have been carbon trachlorlde fumes from a war ant. Police have checked the stories of so-called victims, and they're invinccd the madman is non-extent. They admit that in the first ases there may have been a prowl- r. But |>ollce are sure that most f the later victims, who claimed icy were paralyzed after smelling he gas, weren't victims of a niad- an at all, but ysteria. victims pf -mass Mighty Storm -leads Toward Vorff? Carolina MIAMI, Pin.. Sept. 13 (UP)— A New Zone Plan May Be Offered For Blytheville Problem of Business Firms In Residential Sections Discussed Possibility thut the City Council will consider a new zoning ordinance more clearly defining business ami residential areas within the city and restricting commercial activities to certain business areas was indicated hero last night when local aldermen held tbclr September session at city Hall. ' A hint that such an ordinance inny be offered members of the council at a inter meeting was Riven by Jesse Taylor, local attorney niter the city fathers and Mayor E. H. Jackson heard n plea by W. Leon Smith, counsel for C~. C. Eagan, local used car dealer, h: connection with the ' operation ol ah automobile business at his resl- I deuce In the WO block oil Chlck- asawba nvcuuc. Complaints Reported The question whether Mr. Eagat was in violation of the existing city ordinance prohibiting certain Pedal bulletin from the weather., commercial activities within the ureau here warned that a mighty | residential district wis brought up Quebec Talks |n Harmony With Leaders Of China and Russia QUEHKC, Sept. 13 (U.P.)— Chiim aiul Soviet Uussiii ure the invisible hut still powerful gucsU'nl Ihe Uooacvull- Cliurchill conferences in Quchcc. Prc.sidcnl Itoasevclt tiiidediiittl (Iiin fact lotliiy in u statement which stressed that the way plans beintr worked out in the historic dUulclinro bciiiK «>imliiwlcd wilh Ihose of all the Allies—"particularly the Chine.se and the Uux- Allied Terms Are Accepted By Romanians WASHINGTON, Sept. J3 (UP) — Secretary of Stale Hull has Just confirmed that Allied armistice terms have been accepted by Romania. Hull told n news conference he had Just received a cab(e from the American embassy in Moscow saying negotiations Vmvc been completed. However, he said he had no information) on wlml the terms provided. :•;• Russia announced earlier that th u agreement was signed by Russia and Romania yesterday tu tile first negotiation between the three, inu- jor Allies and a defeated mutual enemy. As for the question of Riissla'6 urricanc is picking up speed as I heads north in the Atlantic Ocan and "offers the greatest threat o the North Carolina coast." The bulletin, released at 1 p, m. CWT) estimated thc storm cent's location at 300 miles east of t. Augustine, Fla., and about the ame distance southeast of Cbarles- on, S. C. It was moving north-northwest at bout 14 to 16 miles per hoiir. ' Indications were that the full lurricane surrounded by gales over 250-mile radius would continue north-northwest to northward novement "and If so it \yill offer he greatest' threat 'to the -North Darollna-. coastal area- with somewhat lesser threat, ; : to the South V'lff- is'urged,'; 'tne \bUlietin \said. 'that all Interests on the. coast rom Savannah northward prepare or . this : severe. storm and stand by for our next regular advisory ibout 5 p. m." . • ' . vlicn City Attorney Percy Wright announced that he bad received complaints from some residents of thai block against operation of the used car business there. Mr. Smith told the council that Mr. Engan was using his yard for ills used car business temporarily beamse lie -could not obtain a lot elsewhere and argued that he was not in violation of the existing "fire ordinance." Mr. Eagan makes ills home, there and will do so until Dec. 15 as he has sold the prop- Wilder Eskridge Dies Of Heart Attack Today ] Wilder Eskridge died early this morning of a heart ailment at his ionic on North Highway 61. Mr. Sskridge, who was 66, suffered a leart attack yesterday morning, ind a second one about 5 o'clock ,hls morning. .Born In Crittenden Cousty.near Earle, he moved to Blytheville when a boy and made his tome lere for almost 60 years. For the past several years he has operated » tourist court on North Highway 61. He is survived by his wife; one son. Thomas Eskridge, at home; one daughter, Miss Sarah Eskridge. at home; two brothers, C. A. Richards of Blythevjlle and T. W. Davis of Memphis; three sisters, Mrs. E, A. Hale of Blytheville, Mrs. M. A. Perils of Memphis and Mrs. Mildred Turrenllne of Detroit, Funeral services will be held at 2 o"clock tomorrow afternoon nt 3obb Funeral Home with the Rev. S. B. Wllford, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. ert. then. and .will'relinquish possession The shilcment said, "This Is a conference to got the best, we can out of the combined British and United states win- cllorts In the Pacific and in Europe. We me working hi consonance with-(he sllun- tlon In Chlun, the Pacific and In Europe, co-ordinating our efforts and those of our allies, particularly the Chinese and the-Russians. This statement gives rise to new leiencu Canada relations with Turkey, Ankara dispatches says the Soviet Government has given assurances that recent developments in Bulgaria, and the Red Army's march toward Tur- <c~ will not Impair Sovlol-TurkLsli friendship. Meanwhile the Germans have- announced a military sentence for a so-called,, traitor, a traitor who Is out offteach of th c Gestapo. Gcnerm Scydlltz, ,who was captured at Stalingrad and later became •president of thc Soviet-sponsored union of German officers; has been iscntenccd to death In Absentia. • speculation on the question of whether the 1'aclllc Allies expect Russian help In finishing olT Japan. Some observers point out Hint Mr. Roosei'clt's stulcnicnt places China nud Russia practically 'side by side, but there Is no wny of telling whether he expects Russia to Join in the war to defeat 'the land of the Rising Sun. Speaking of Russia, While House Secretary Stephen Early reveals that a Rooscvell-Cliuvchlll-Slnlln conference would have been held In Fairbanks. Alaska In Ihe lute Summer-of 1843 If Stnlln hnd been able to attend, • However, Ihe Soviet leader could not leave his country at that time, and the conferenicc was postponed. Early snld that two other plucen had [ brlnir their been considered us the site for the I enemy to present conference—In hopes that knees. TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Allies Ready For Next Step Toward Tokyo Hy JAMKS MAHI'i;it United I'jrcss SUIT Writer The next stop fur Allied r<>ra\s In the Pacific may lie the lust stop bi'f.-ire Tokyo. American fighting men now stand nt the cross-roiids—awaiting word from Quebec ns lo which path to follow. Thus, liny Balpan Island hns become the Hnulimd of the 1'Hclfic. Hie springboard for Invasion. From there, United Stales troops imiy move I'M mlloj. (,i thu Philippines .•«' 1900 miles to China's mainland. Or they may even discard Ihe prcllmlnni'lr.s and set sail for Jnpnn proper over I U(H) miles of 1'aclflc water. It'.s- up lo Ilio i. • . , liny group o f men nt the con- table In to chart the course. l'V)r the Quebec meeting is t,ho Tolmin conference- f o r Japan. There, Allied lenders must pick an "Elsen- hower" for the Pacific and tliny must blueprint a Iilnn that will lust Its * Forces Under Patton Are Reported Across Frontier Near Trier LONDON, Su|)l. I.'! (U l'.)~Amciic,i is icpoitcd to have ,, pushed l.wo more columns mlo (!eimaii), making four in all. A Gorinim-cotitrolled Noiwogian bioadwist sayt, tho American Third Army, ficnouil Pnlton'w unit, Ims pushed a spcurhcad into the Reich citfht miles southwest of Trier. Thu report snyx thu Anioiiwnis huvc advanced "some dis" taiico" atfuiiiNt violent opposition That Maine broadcast says I lie Amcncan First Army' General .(lodges' unit, has made a new uossing or the Reich frontier southeast of Liege. Tho icpoit is yet to lie con- I'innod. Clone-mouthed lleiidqiiinleis officials aren't even the progrosiH of the two Fust Army speaiheruls filrcady inside the Reich. James llan>cr Local Group To Attend Meeting On Co-Op Plan Blylhevllle will be represented at the Southern Consolidated Cooperative meeting in Memphis tomorrow, when business men from throughout the MidSouth will be on hand to discuss various angles of the proposed association. The local business men who,will atlend the meeting were to be decided nt thc regular meeting of the 1 board of directors of the chamber of Commerce at 2 o'clock this afternoon. '•• The SCC is a proposed gigantic co-operative movement In which money may be borrowed from a federal bureau at small Interest rates, with the purpose of promoting postwar agricultural and industrial development In the South; He offered a petition' from seven residents of that block stating tliat Mr. Eagan's business was not objectionable 1 ' and asking that he be permitted : to -continue: The pcti- Uo'n was signed by'j. J. Hargett, Mrs: Letha- Hargett,-' Wolf Arlan. Jessie Arlan, Walter Rosenthal and Mrs.-W: L. Livingston. Mr. Taylor requested that" the council take no action at this time In, view of a proposed new zoning ordinance which may be offered later and this was agreed. Sidewalk Work Asked W. A. Edwards presented a petition froni properly owners on Missouri Avenue asking that the city approve a sidewalk paving project, (he labor for which would be paid by the city, with' materials to be furnished by the property owners, but this was referred to the street committee following some comment and objection raised by Alderman John C. McHaney who held that sidewalks were thc responsibility of property owners rather than the city. Mr. McHaney said that most other property owners In town had paid for their own sidewalks and it would not be right for the city lo expend ils funds for these. Final action on thc petition, however, will not be made until the street committee makes a report. The council unanimously approved a petition presented by Matt Scruggs asking that property owners In the residential area west of Broadway to the Yarbro road and from Park street to Lumerate Bayou be permlltcd lo tie Into sewage facilities of Improvement District No. 1 with cost of the work being paid by the property owners. A report from the State Health Department was read showing that facilities were adequate for handling Prisqp:Guard'.n Receives Gurisho|j Wound YesYendqy Pvt. Clarence Kellner, guard nt (he locnl Prisoner of-War Crimp, was In a fair condition at the Blythe- vill Army Air. Held Hospital from a gunshot, wound Inflicted aBout 3:30 o'clock yesterday-morning wlillc he was at his post at the prison camp. The bullet struck Hie man In the chest.. . ' ,'-....': j ccordlng t.->. CapL' Kennej!h Coffman. commanding officer of the prison camp, there: were :no actual witnesses to the shooting, although a nearby guard heard" Hie shot and looked around In lime lo sec Kellncr fall. He and the Corporal of the Guard ran lo the man to investigate. There was no one near the wounded man, the guards reported. The soldier was immediately removed to the BAAP Hospital. ' The Carbine rifle with which Private Kellncr was armed, was used In the shooting, camp officials disclosed. • . • Private Kcllner, who Is about 24, made his home In Chicago prior to entering the srevlce. Mine Workers Divided On Support For F.D.R. By United Press On the political front loday, thc Unllcd Mine Workers Convention in Cincinnati has been split open on thc question of presidential endorsement. Several delegates have challenged charges made against the Roosevelt administration by Stalin would attend. •Mr. ftoosevcll's statement also Is inline with dlscusslnhs which are now under way concerning the establishment of n new super-command In the Orient. Tho President Is believed to be In favor of selecting an American naval.commander lo head the war on Japan. The two ; men most prominently 'plan advocated byi the Navy Th'c menlloned arc Admiral Ernest King, wiconti un(|oubledly"'ls the one fav- commnnder of the .Unllcd States orcd by General' MacArthur The fleet, and AdmifarChester Nlml.lz, maili'lapped'as' overall commander v.itL.Lo wuju Hucijuniu lor niimnmg Dm t ;,Tr, tit. i , s^^s^ra^'^w^rj^ made Thn M»I nf th<«in nUn will Pcm1 -' Joh " 'Mascaro, declared: 'We be borne^ ^per^n^m' %^^l«^^ turn down the saviour of humanity, the man who opened the gates Mkcly I'huvi The alternate straleiili's against Japan actually slmko down to. n couple of basle ones. First, a trip directly to Japan'with perhaps a minor stop-off In the Bonlns. Or, second, a trip to Japan 'with ina- Jor slop-offs In trio Philippines and China. The first ..probably I/; the Late. Bulletins WITH HItlTIHll SIX'ONl) AllMY, Kf.nl. 13 (Ul'1 — The (icnlKiiis have ulthdriiwn from ll-c Albert Cuiml I.lnc In Norlh- rni tli'l^lum (t, the Ksriuit line In lliu north. NKW OIH.KANS, Hirpl. Ill (t).l 1 .)— Tim InUvsl l«l»l In Hull. S. Si>miti> run! In yr.stir- ili;y's Louisiana Driniicrntk- primary election shiHVCil that 1,38!) prKclncl!i riipiirtlne nut of 1,871 In th« slate. Ravi! Overtoil i:ti,:i7i. Stephens !i8.fi(i5, iiaw- Klns 14, :)l!l. uiMl Ucrtli r>,10!). WAU.A WAM.A, Wiish, gpjll. 13 (U.I 1 .)— Six Army fltir, were killed last nlRht smith of Walla Walla Army Air lliisc wl'ru. a 1J-24 Mhi'i'alor bomber mislici). The cnvse of tlie acd- . dent \VILS not ilp.tcrmhuid. top communiler In the Central Pa- nddeiitiiilyY Iphas jiist oeSn'rVn- 1 nounccd that Rear Admiral Emory Land, head of the Maritime Commission, will Join the meeting In a day or so. He will te ready to discuss , the serious shipping problems of-the Pacific. ' • I . : Secretary of the Treasury Mor- (jcnthau also will arrive In Quebec soon, to offer suggestions ns a member of the American cabinet conf- mltt^e studying economic problems. He probably will be Included In discussions on the financial situation confronting the Allies when Europe is liberated. While the discussions are under way, the National Committee for India's Freedom In Washington, has called on Prime Minister Ohurchlll for tin unqualified statement that the Atlantic Charter applies to India. may give Idea avMo whloh that area. Alderman Ed Jones. John Mc- . Haney, Rupert Crafton and Loy Welch were present al last night's session . Livestock to unorganized labor In this land. And that, my friends, has not been done under a Republican administration." N. 0. Cotton ST. LOUIS. Sept. 13 (UP) —HOBS 7.700. salable 0,500; lop 14.70: 150240 Ibs 14.70; 120-HO Ibs 13.25-14.25: sows 13.95. Cattle 7,100, salable 5,500: calves 2,500, all salable: mixed yearlings and heifers 1050-13; cows 7.75-H; canners anj cutters 5-7.50; slaughter steers 9.50-18; slaughter hcif-. . ., . crs 817.25; stocker and feeder steers'Sept. . 156->i 157% 156 7 ,i 157%" 156 W Mar. . May . July . Oct. . Dec. . 2124 2099 2057 2158 2143 2124 203!) 2057 2158 2143 2112 2088 2047 2148 2132 2112 2085 20-17 2148 2132 2128 •JI02 2063 2161 2146 Chicago Wheat open high low close pr.cl. 7.75-13.25. Dec. . 152',i 153% 153% 153'/i 152% Tokyo Reports New Air Raids On Philippines By United Press The Japanese have reported new American air raids scattered the length of the Pacific. Tokyo radio says 20 carrier-based planes raided Cebu and Lcytc In the central Philippines on Sunday. According to Tokyo, the planes attacked In waves from p. United States Ti^k Force operating In eastern waters of thc central Philippines. Characteristically, the broadcast sutd the planes were repulsed and claimed two attackers were sliotdown. The Japanese also say American planes aided the Kurllc.s, Marcus Island, Palau, Halmahcra, the Celebes and Ihe Moluccas, all In raids carried out yesterday. So far, there arc no Allied com- nuniqucs from Pacific baltlefronts today except a short report from central Burma. .In that sector, the Allies have extended their advances to points RS far as 65 mites below Mytkyinn on the railway lo Mandalay. A spokesman for the Chinese government said today that the Japanese drive in Southwest China was a case of being too late with too little. He said thc Salwccn drive cannot bring thc Japanese any material results. Tiny Admirer Gets Chance To See Pete Gray MEMPHIS, Sept. 13 (UP)— The Memphis paper, The Commercial autographed picture and » letter. ' iiir. of „ he , world's a busy place, full of grim Appeal, saying that his son had I Thr , in r irip nt thoughts of war and big business, ' gathered new Interest in life be- n Me, nnh , d , c h but the dreams of one three-year- cause of hearing of Pele Gray's wrote aCcr »« a check old boy will come true, because success. wiuw. a icuer, ana cnciosM a cnec*. America .is never too busy to take I "I'm going lo be a ball player L Another followed, and another lime out for sentiment. just like Pete Gray" the little boy J", lhrcc days ' mor ' cy " nou eh W When thc southern Association had said. And his parents f urll . i h J ln B *« °«y and his parents . lo playoff opens at Memphis tonight, hshea nun with a glove and a nni- 1 Mcmpnts for tne scrlcs had rollcd one of the most interested specta-^orm with "Chicks" written across It iln> Contributions came from all ov- tors will be Nelson Gary, Jr., of Los Just like Pete Gray's. l or the south Angeles. The child lost an arm In] And the boy soon found that he I Today the long anticipated event an accident over a ar ao. And 'was inr. Vmcu ^iotii,\^ t,ic.AV,,oi *« romps imn fnr Mm hnu. tndav he an accident over a year ago. And tonight he will be 1 watching onc- srnied Pete Gray, Memphis scin- lllallng outfielder,, who suffered the sam« handicap and overcame it. now have definite evidence which It was only two weeks ago that was too busy ing feel sorry for himself, besides he said "fellows that can slug 'em out like Pete Gray don't need no sympathy." Gray declared Nelson and him- to . comes true for the boy, today he on PH« *!. the youngster's • father wrote lo a self a "partnership and sent him an meets Pete Gray In person. And tonight he'll be the happiest fan on hand when the umpire yells "play ball", and Pete Gray tuns on his glove and leads,: the Chicks into action. Gives Law Scholarship LEBANON, Tenn. (UP) — Cumberland University has received $5,000 gift for the establishment of a scholarship In the School of Law 1 lie scholarship—gift of Sara Praz- ier Hlllman, Pittsburgh, Pa.— is to be given annually to a woman student In the law school. Chicago Rye open high Sept. . 36% 9S^ Dec. . 96% 96?i low close pr.cl 94 % 94'.!, OS% 95 M 95% 96',New York Cotton Mar. . May . July . Oct. . Dec. . 2122 209G 2052 21GI 2145 2122 2097 2059 21CI 2145 2100 2084 20-15 2146 2132 2112 J085 2047 2152 2134 212' 2098 200 2160 2145 •bluoprlnfcVrorfslvud^ thii '• ,'ll has been said tjmc and agal'n that we'll head.directly, for China, there lo mount thc last great push agnlnst Japan. However, the Japs may have neatly inserted a nionkcj wrench Into Allied strategy. Boring down from Ihe north, they've all ul spill China In two—isolating he Chinese nrmy from the In- aslon coasl. Thus, Japan has. In sense, built a Pacific Wall lo afegimrd Asia Just as Hitler bulll Atlantic Wall to safeguard Europe. , ' Therefore, Allied officials may decide to skip China and get right o thc heart of thc matter with ar nvaslon of Japan. However., this would not rule out a push Into he Philippines. For. whclher Ihcir oal Is Chhia or Japan, Allied Ightlng men are not'likely'to leave great 114,000-squnrc-mllc Jnp fase In their rear. liases In Our Way Whatever course the Allies fol- ow Ihcy mull eliminate sonic of he bases which lie like land-mines long every road to Tokyo. The rath lo the Philippines Is blocked >y the western Carolines base of 'alau. The road to Japan is barred >y thc 27 Bonln Islands. Or If iencrnl MacArthur hops off norlh- vnrd toward thc Philippines from New Guinea, he will find thc Is- and of Ilalmahcra lying athwart ::ls path. These bases cllhcr must be com- ilctely neutralized or conquered. And, since all arc powerful slroiiB- 'lolds, either course would be tough, flalmahcra lies only some 700 miles Trom Allied forces on New Guinea and a mere 250 from thc Philippics. But tile huge heavily-forested Island Is larger than thc stale of Connecticut. Its conquest would ncan a magnified battle of Salpan. Palau lies only 810 miles from American troops In the Marlanns and some SCO miles from the Philippines. But Palau actually Is a cluster of 200 Islands covering 1,800 square miles. Ils conquest would be a long and tedious pio- C.B. The 30-squnrc-mlle roniii Group, barring thc road to Japan, Is only 900 miles from Salpan and 600 from Tlkyo. But the Islands, which no white man has visited in 30 years, arc believed to be thc hotnc- rway-from-homc of the timid Jap fleet. They're certainly heavily dc- Forces Capture Lomza Sfolin Annot/nces Victory At Gateway To East Prussia MOSCOW,; Sept, 13 (U.P.)—The Russians have scored Important triumphs at ench end of the cast- orn front. • -Premier Stalin , announces that the Soviet nssault forces In Poland Have cttplnrcd I-omra, the Boutliern gateway to East Prussia, and the Nazi news agency DND says Rus* slan troops arc entering Oiccce. According to the Germans, heavily fortified Loniufi was Abandoned In the course of hard fighting northeast of O.stroleka. Its fall ish 21 miles German toll of East Prussia. A drive up from the Lonmt area ircsuinnbly may be coordinated with a push into East Prussia Irom Lithuania on the east. Moscow already hints that armored lorccs arrayed along that frontier ere already to cross. Moscow dispatches say the Red air force Ims begun large-scale sweeps over East Prussia. At thc opposite end of the front thc German report says Russian Iroops have crossed Ihe Hhodopo Mountains in .southern Bulgaria and now are descending Into Grecian Thrncc. In lower Poland, Berlin say, violent Soviet attacks are continuing near Snnok and Krosno in a big scale offensive aimed toward? Hungary. A Budapest broadcast says Romanian tanks nre only 100 miles from Budapest. The Germans also acknowledge tbc Russians have made new penetrations below Warsaw. And a Polish underground communique says German withdrawals from Ihe cast bank of the Vistula at Warsaw arc Increasing. fended and are wllhln range bomber.?. of Admiral Perry planned to establish an American naval base In the Bonlns 01 years ngo., Adrrjlral Niniltz may finish the Job.' , N.Y. Stocks AT&T 163 3-8 Amer Tobacco 72 Anaconda Copper 253-4 Beth Steel 59 3-4 Chrysler 89 Coca Cola 136 Gen Electric 37 1-8 Cicn Motors 60 7-8 Montgomery Ward 49 1-t N Y Central .' 17 3-8 Int Harvester 79 1-2 Standard of N J , 511-8 Texas Corp 45 3-8 U S Steel I 55 1-4 Kepubllc Steel , 17 7-8 7 Battle Stars Do Talking For 'Buddy' Baxter There are few "hot. corners" in tin Pnciftc-iwhcre.Buddy Baxter hasn' been since he joined thc Navy foui years ago. Most people here know him as Buddy, who in his high school days played end for thc Chicks back,in. 1S37, 1938 and 1939 but.the:Navy'.iiipws him as Theo dorc W. Baxter, machinist's mat first class, Baxter is here tor a 10-day fur lough and Is visiting his parents Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Baxler, befon returning to his ship now In a Wes Coast port. Proof that he has "been arounc a little" Is shov.n In the fact tha he wears the equivalent of sevei operational or engagement stars anc a flock of ribbons. Serving aboarc a destroyer wilh the Pacific fleet Baxter lias smclled enough gun powder to satisfy'any craving .to excitement'he-may have had, but he won't, talk r much I ribouMt becmise c Navy restrictions, so the yarns wll However, front reports place one Amcilcan spearhead about one mile i Inside the border 10 miles.e'ast.oC Hupi;n-and u dozen miles : southeast ol AaUicn Battle dispatches s.ay that group Is streaming into. Germany in foKC lolllntt swiftly past sullen aorman villagers who .make no opon attempt to Interfere. 'Ihe second spearhead, 50 nillr^ Jq tin south, was last reported six miles Insldp the Reich across the 1 Luxembourg -, frontier, north of U;e (indent Oennnit. city of Trier. Tho Siegfried lino-thore lies 10 to la miles from the border. >Ncw Crossings Coming While headquarters won't, confirm' Geiman repoits of new Invasions. censors permitted correspondents lo suy that new crossings arfl-lmmincut at six otlici undisclosed points All Hit, icports undoiscore.'one point, Allied annlei now arc Jockeying Into position for a massed smash.to the heart of Germany and now-arc'hi onlact with ^he glegfrfqd /lino Wilh tv>o American spearheads al- cudj in aeunany the IxniUon ra- !o says British i force's are bnly 4t4 illcs fiom the frontier Headquar- ors reveals that bombs arc spilling n the'SlC|tilta lino at }hc rate of , ix Ions u minute In the greatest h assault in history Vast rotn-i oicomcnts nro wheeling jip Into he line. 'Iho United Stalls Ninth Aimy ndor LloUt Ocn WlHltim Simpson ms landed In Prance to .join the nllllon or" more men already de- iloycd along the German frontier. MIC Allies also have up'their'sleeves x vast air-borne army which-eveii low may be preparing to swing Into ictlon A Paris broadcast, which icadiiuarters ictuses to confirm or leny, says glider-borne infantry and laratroopers soon, will land'behind he Siegfried line to smash coih- nuiilcatlCjiis and transport. Seventh Readies Seine' The American Seventh Army coning up from the south has reached ,hc Seine to join the Third Army n force 42 miles northwest dt;Dijon and 93 southeast of Nancy. The Third Army still Is fighting one of he bitterest battles of .the •cam- mlgn along the Moselle Driver, line 'rom Mctz to Nancy., But Its.Set alls still arc secret. 1 The secret blackout also has spread to the Brltlsh n Second Army, which has broken over the Albert Canal and entered Holand. Germany also took' a : terrific pounding today More that}; 1000 American bombers swept out fiom Brllain .to hammer synthetic -oil lilants ur.d Industrial targets In central, sonthrrn and western Germany. 1'lic 50D-or-more, escorting ..fighters are understood to have knocked down at least 30 interceptors '"and destroyed another 20 on the'grbiind. The attacks were focused on a 100- mlle bolt around the heart of the synthetic oil Industry in the". I.Mp' : y.lg area. In general, the raiding fleet met little opposition from the Luftwaffe, which already has'lost 32G planes in two days. A great fleet of American pianes also rose from Italy today to attack German targets hi Poland. But so far details are not yet in...There's little large new action on the ground front In Italy. However, thc Germans are revealed to have occupied strategic parts of the 30-srjuare- mllc republic of San Marino, near Ihe Italian battle front In the Ri- mlnl urea. San Marino is among the smallest and oldest of Europe's republics. Hull Says France Should'' Hays Say About Germany WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 :<UP)— Secretary of Stale Hull.lpjd.fi.news conference m Washington today, he thinks Prance • unquestionably should b6 consulted In the formation of plans for Ihe future ...of Germany. However Hull was not willing to discuss just how this consultation would be arranged. It Is also revealed that Hull has proposed a series of United Nar lions dtsfusslons on the subject.of International commercial policy. This would.include elimination and curbing 6£ Gerroan cartel activities. "" Weather A^KA^fSAS—I\itr fthd mild this have to-wait until after thc ww. afternoon, tonlghl'and,Th'ursday. " s;,j' "

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