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Save Woste Popcrf H is valuable to f At War f ««rtf Wa^h this paper for Collection Datnt BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOHTHBA8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLI— NO. 156 Blythevllle Dally News Blythevlllo Courier Blythevlllo Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHBVILLBi ARKANSAS, TUKSDAY, SEl'TISMHKU 19, 10<14 ly ______^_ •• - •">, •• "•*' * v""j'."-> i, kji-ji iiamiinu t ;i, ti/.m . BINGLB COPIES FIVE CENTS > MORE U. S. AIR TROOPS REACH HOLLAND TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Sky Soldiers Helped Hitler Grab Holland By JAMES HARPER United Press Staff Writer The Allies are feeding Hitler bitter doses of a medic hie lie concocted- himself. Germany, first to bring air-borne troops Into the war, used them to conquer Holland. Now the Allies arc taking Holland back the same way. In 1940, German paratroopers showered onto Uie Dutch airfields of Rotterdam and Waalhavcn. And assault troops In air transports followed, 3000 of them wearing Allied police uniforms and women's dresses. In/1914, 1000 Allied planes drop- __ped a : .vast air-, F-' borne army over '" Holland, thus reversing and magnifying the-original Naxl conquest. , __ . . Pa r a troopers. *>mcs Harper spewed out of transport planes. And gliders, packed with heavily armed troops, silently settled onto Dutch soil. These flying footsoldiers come in three types, paratroopers, glider- borne soldiers and fighting men transported by plane. Usually, the paratroopers drop first, sliowerlng down from 300 to 1000 feet up. They seize a. specified place, mark it .off and guide in the gliders. Big Transports Follow When the combined forces have conquered an airdrome, great trans- Germans Talk With Yanks A large German family near Aachen gathers aroimrt an American Jeep which formed part of the first column lo enter Germany nml talk W lth men of General Bradlcy's First Army. (NBA Telephoto by Lopez via Army Signal Corps Radio-Telephoto.) j>oHs ferry EiiiJpmcnt. In more troops and Sale Of Seals Opens Nov. 20 Tuberculosis Group Again Will Raise Funds In County Mrs. F..S. Fuller of Little. Rock, office secretary of the Arkansas Tuberculosis Association, Is in Mlssis- slsslppi County in the interests of ;he Christmas seal sale, which opens throughout the nation on Novem- Paratrooi>ers are young and tough. The Army won't have a parachuting major over 40. Captains, lieutenants and enlisted men must'-be 32 or less. They leAr.n how to with..stand -the ,inipnc'f^6fj'luhrf)hg-;Rt;a speed of 17 feet per second. And one refusal to jump automatically throws a man out. The Army reasons that hesitation to hit the silk ^cven for a few seconds, may so de- ^tay the men following that they •', Will land a mile or more from the correct 'place. . Each paratrooper packs 90 pounds of gear. But much of. his equipment is dropped by small parachutes called "canopies." Usually some 25 paratroopers spill from single plane. Doctors, dentists and chaplains Jump with the paratroopers and land with glider forces. Glider-borne soldiers are equally tough. They're trained in finding their way over unfamiliar terrain In the fine art of demolition, am even In the use of captured enemy equipment. Much of their supplies also are landed by glider, Including jeeps and small-sized bulldozers.- Gliders, accommodating from 15 to 3Q troops, usually are towed In clusters of, two to three. Their wheels are dropped alter the takeoff and they are pulled by a 350-foot nylon "shock cord" that stretches like a rubber band. In general, a glider which rises to a height of one mile can reach a point 10 miles her 20. Mississippi County, already is making pjanp for this campaign 'in order to assure success of the sale ••Mrs. fuller congratulated "'the Mississippi Cqunty Tuberculosis Association" upon employing Mrs.'C. G RedntaTr as.executive secretary. "It Is^the ultimate goal of every county association ,to have n worker to carry oil the'educational work'which is so vitally needed In this time, as war a}ways produces an increase In tuberculosis," Mrs. Fuller said. Mrs. Roland Green, president o May Outflank Siegfried Line Orders Accused To Hospital For Test Of Sanity JONESI3ORO, Ark. Sept. 19 (UP) Twenty-eight year old Dennis Blackwood of Lorado lias been ordered committed to the State Hospital at Little Rock for observation. Federal Judge Thomas Trimble issued the order sending the man to the hospital following a hearing on the petition ol probation official 1 ; to revoke probations granted two years ago to young Blackwood and his father. Dr. J. D. BlackwooU, prominent Green County physician. Both father and son were requested to show cause Why 'their probations should . revolted because of alleged activity in/a black market of automobile Aid the County Tuberculosis Association, : months. truck tires. Charges': aE'atnstCpr. •Blackwood ' were, dismissed .. '.;.":" : v The" two sehtehced to ' -Federal penitentiary two years ago on .charges or draft evasion,' biuvbotii were put, on probation on condition that the son enter the armed forces. He received a medical discharge after serving for several Carrier Planes! Attack Sumatra;; Koror Also Hit Bombers and Fighters Deal Other Blows At Davao In Philippines «y Untied l'r*M Allied planes apparently have .struck a Ihrce-way blow al Japanese Pacific bases, from : the east west and south. The Japanese say carrier planes have attacked Sumatra to Ihe west', and In the Palaus to tho east. And heavy bombers ' nnd Fighters teamed up to mid Davao In the southern Philippines. •• According lo the enemy report, carrier-borne planes hitting' Sumatra concentrated on .Sigll,, a 'harbor,on the northern tip of the [one thousand mile long island.: If he rejvjrl Is Iruc, the raid pre- umably was carried out by flee nils under the Southeast Asia Command of Lord Mounthatteu. Sumatra Is me westernmost- o he Duteh East Indies and guards he sen lanes to Singapore. . / : - Another Tokyo broadcast s'ays ,omc 100 cnrrlcr^based planes nl- 'acked Koror Island north of-newly nvadcd Peleliu in the Palau Group. However, no details were given. ,_ : Toki'o says Ihe third raid,''the one on Davao, was carried : out .by! 50 plnnes, Including , Liberators, heavy bombers and Lightnings. The enemy says all I three blows Weirc' truck yesterday; . . . ... .'••:.{ In ground fighting on Pelejlu " e Palaus. the Marines 1 away. Must Land Quickly .Tlic glider pilot must know this, and more. In fact, he is thoroughly drilled in meteorology, navigation, nerial reconnaissance, radio communications and glider repair. The pilot also must know how to land quickly. Usually, he tries to check Ws landing speed by knocking the wings on" against trees or ripping open the bottom on sharp rocks. The men inside are protected by the glider's steel skeleton. Tow planes, mothering a brood of gliders, are slow, usually flying under 150 miles an hour. But they're skillfully camouflaged. And they hug the earth so that enemy fighters can't follow and ground gunners have a hard time taking aim. Actually, in 1930, the Russians began the first large-scale experiments with parachutists and troops transport planes. The German army quickly picked up the lead. The Luftwaffe had literally started with gliders. After the last war, when a bis a'r force was forbidden the Germans, pilots were secretly trained as members of glider clubs. By 3937, after a series of secret experiments, parachute and glider regl- . nients were added to the Luftwaffe. In April of 1942, the United States followed suit by forming the -Troop Transport Command. Now that branch Is larger than the whole air force three years ago. It's not only big—it's tough. An officer who watched troop carrier command pilots In action In the Sicily invasion said: "If a barn door had an outboard motor on 11, those boys would fly It to Hades and come back for another load before breakfast," will serve as chairman for North Mississippi County, and Mrs. Mike Naillirig of Osceola will act as chairman for South Mississippi County. Higher Rents Denied Seven In OP A Ruling The first seven persons seeking o raise rent on their property inder the "Peculiar Circumstance' 1 •uling.of,. the Office of Price Ad- •ninlstration were denied their petition, and the local office's orders were approved by the Regional Rent Executive, C. A. Cunningham, Area Rent Director-Attorney, announced today. Under the new ruling, unless the •cnts are substantially lower than the rents of March 1, 1942, for comparable accommodations, and unless "peculiar circumstances,' 1 as defined by the OPA exist, the land- ord is not entitled to an increase in rent, Mr. Cunningham pointed out. Points- of the "Peculiar Circumstance" ruling under which increase in rent hiay be allowed are that the maximum rent must have been materially affected by such circumstances; the circumstances must have been peculiar at the time the maximum rent was established. (The circumstances must have been unusual, abnormal or one that would rarely occur.); Rent must have been substantially lower than the rent generally prevailing in the area for comparable housing accommodations. Judge Trimble says that If young Biackwood Is found insane he will remain at the hospital. But if he Is found sane, he will' be sent to a Federal prison. New York Cotton open high low close Negro Fugitive Still At Large Officers Continue Search In Missouri For Jail Breaker f xpert Says Sept. 27 "V ill Be Bad For Hitler WASHINGTON, Scpu 10 <up> -ICvcii Ihe dare ( archi<. neutral wlien 11 conir'.s to a' 'character named Adolf lllllcr because on September 27th lllllcr'.s number ill be up. At least that's what Frank Hcnlii.s says. And he's a nmn who ought to know. For Hcnlus speaks 14 laiiitunuc.s, knows foreign tindc like a book, and re- cenlly completed eight dictionaries In eight different lauguag- for soldiers overseas. Here's (ho way Heiilus figures It. Hitler, who Is said lo be a great Ijellevor In astrology and numbers—1ms three for his unlucky number, Well, September 27th, 1944, Is positively riddled with threes, There ' are nine 'threes In 21, three threes In September. The figures in'1944 added together give IB—six threes more. And , if that Isn't enough, Henlus says, there's fiohiK lo be an unfavorable combination In Ihe •. skies shortly after midnight nn (he 20lh, So It looks as If Adolf-Hitler hn< better start consulting his in- tulllon again. Reds and Finns Again At Peace, Sign Armistice Conferences Hold During Past 5 Day's; Terms Not Revealed ground ;,'in-the Permit To Sell Liquor Hear Bridge Causes. Fight LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 19 (U.P.) — Officials of Chlcot County -are seeking legal means whereby they can prevent a liquor -store : from being operated near the Greenville bridge. The officials are act- Ing at the request of landowners near the bridge who are literally "up In aims" because a state permit has been -issued to operate the liquor store on a site convenient to bootleggers in "dry" Mls- itsstppi. County Judge Carneal Warflcld says Assistant Prosecuting Attorney John K. Gibson has asked Attorney General Guy E. Williams lo rule on whether a county Is required to Issue a liquor license after a state permit is obtained. Judge Warfleld ays the law says f, county ,or municipality may tux a liquor store. He says that '.hoy want to determine whether the The hunt for Neal Cook, Negro who escaped last Tuesday nigh from the county jail here where hi was held on a murder charge spread today as county officers fol lowed several leads in their effor to capture the fugitive. Cook's companion, Roger Palmer who escaped with him when a door In the jail was inadvertently left unlocked, was apprehended Sunday afternoon in Carulhersvllle, Mo., barber shop. Cook, acliiig as "look out" while Palmer was having his hair cut, escaped at the approach of the Blythevllle officers. The two Negroes had been picking cotton on •, a farm between Slecle, Mo. and Dcerlng, Mo., from Wednesday morning until Saturday, vhen they were recognized by a armer who read an account of the iailbreak in the Courier News. According to Palmer, the two men were Intending to go to Chicago with $70 which he had won In a tlice game Saturday night. Condition Of Jim Webb Reported Critical Today Jim Webb, longtime resident of Blythcvillc, was In a critical condition today at Memphis Baptist Hospilal where he underwent a major operation two weeks ago. He is 76. With Mr. Webb arc Ills two daughters, Mrs. Lucy McAdams and Miss Cllflie Webb. Island, are forging ahead- slowly lly Iii the face 'of fierce oppostfoh? The veterans who 1 held ''Bloody Ridge" on Guadalcanal almost/two years ago won a precarious' toehold on sheer cliffs of PelclluV so'-called "Bloody Nose' 1 Ridge lo- clay. But the veterans agree It la the most vicious fighting In the history of the. First Dvllslon. • However, United Press Correspondent Richard Johnston reports the casualties still are hot .excessive,- and the ratio of killed to wounded is extremely low. And American command of the nlr still is unchallenged by a. single 'enemy plane. Johnston says that once the heights arc Won, the battle may. be ended quickly. Allied Headquarters has'just announced that Major General John Persons, a peacetime bank president at Birmingham,. Ala., commanded the main infantry force which landed on Morotal Islnnd in the Halmaheras, 260 miles below the Philippines. The report says Persons Is proud of the fact that most of his officers also were civilians before the war. More bad news comes from central China. Japanese forces driving northwest from Canton arc about 80 miles from another Japanese column advancing southward from Lingltng. Once Joined, the Japanese forces would have an unbroken line from Manchuria to the China Sea. President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill are understood lo have made new plans at Quebec for incorporating china's full .support in the final blows against Japan. applicant published a notice of his Mar. . 2131 2139 2137 2135 212! May . 21H 2119 2116 2115 2106 _ July . 2080 2090 2076 2088 2069. Intention to apply for the state Oct. . 2149 2155 2145 2155 21441 permit before It was approved as Dec. . 2146 2150 2138 2143 2139 required by law. Livestock ST. LOUIS, Sept. 19 (U.P.)—Hogs 9.000 alablc 8,000 top 14.70 150-240 IDS. 14.70 120-140 Ibs, 13-25-14.25 (.ows 13.95. Cattle 7,200 salable 7,000; calves 2,500 all salable'. Mixed yearlings & heifers 10.50-13 cows 8-11 can- ncrs and _ cutlers 5.50-7.75 slaughter steers 9-17.50 slaughter heifers 8-17 stocker and feeder steers 7.751325. Weather ARKANSAS-Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday, control. Airborne Units Now In Action Behind Rhine Near Arnheim; , : Capture Dutch Industrial City ; X)N1)ON, Sept. 10 (U.P.)— Another- great sky tiairffiaa .showcral mun alid supplies to (lie nii-boino aimy now executing an ciul-uin HI omul llio Siejjfiicd Line Supremo lk'iul(|imricts icvetih Hint iciiifoicomonts «ml equipment were dropped to Allied foiccs in Holland at a number of place.s during Die diiy. • ' j Air-lmnio opeifttions in Holland aio desuibed officially Leg/on Leaders Are Appointed QnCommittees CHICAGO, Sept. 10,. (UP)— Three uemberii of the Arkansas deleya- ,lon to the national convention ol ;hc American 1 Legion have been fleeted cut chalrinen of important " ' V Robert W. Sisson/of Little• Rock was commended, lor-his work on .lie servicemen's GI Dill of .Rights and was named ,chairman of the convention .rehabilitation committee^ _'.'..- ' Robert L. Gordon of Derm oil elected chairman of the finance committee and Bert Pre.sson was elected chairman of the rules committee. I : Col. Hendrlx Lackey,, commander of the Arkansas State Guard, was charged with responsibility of obtaining apprpyal . oj, the rehabilitation committee on a resolution advocating construction of additional hospital space for veterans In Arkansas. . Arkansas department commander Dwlght Crawford has called a caucus : to determine how the delegation will vote for national com- niandcr. Sam Rorcx is Arkansas' candidate. But if he falls to draw sufficient, strength lo send his name lo the convention floor, 11 Is believed that the delegation will switch lo John Stcelc, ex-governor of Illinois, or. to Edward Schelbcrlln of New York MOSCOW, Sept, 10. (UP)—Russia and Finland Imvc made- their peace for Iho second lime In foui years. The Moscow radio suys an armlsllco was signed this morning after a scries of conferences OVIM the past five days, Radio Moscow says the terms of Iho aimlstlco will bo made public' later. Moscow says representatives of tho llrltlsh government sal lu on al of tho peace tulks, and lliat tha Hrllons represented all Ihe olliei United Nations. Colonel General Zhadanov stencil the arnilstlc for Russia mid tho United Nations, and mcmttara OL Iho Finnish peuco delegation lo Moscow signed for Finland. The hea: of the Finnlnsh delegation, Premier llnckittll, in reported lo bo seriously 111 In Iho Russian capital nfler sulfoi'lng a slroko. liut Finland continues her umlc- arcd war against Germany. Tho rlllsh radio suys Flimlsli forccii 10 moving norlh lo drive Iho Na/ls .it of northern Finland. Reports from Stockholm say Finish troops ulroady have driven ilio leniians from Ihe southern-part of ic country, . . . , Biit Ihe big threat In all Germain round the Baltic Sea sllll h the Red rmy, One million, Ruwjliins huvo litcrcd Iho -baUlc'Jor Riga, .capital t Latvia. And 'Iho Gonnam are' really outnumbered. ..The Nar.U urn sthnivtcd lo have-only ionic- 20o',000 oldlei-s hi .tho. Baltic States. V" „ ' Moscow Intimates Unit the Cror- nnns may attempt (o evacuate.the Bullies by sen. The Soviet air forco "MIS' successfully attacked a Hugo lazl fleet southwest of Riga. Sev'- ral crall. wore sunk, Including J-boal.s and transport*. On tho Polish front, the Germans (hull that Red army forces .crossed, he Vistula river north of .Warsaw. But a Berlin broadcast .claims thai 11 Russians reaching Iho.west bank if Ihe Vlslula were annihilated, Moscow has neither admitted nor ienlcd the enemy claim. And it Is officially revealed today hat patriot forces Insldo ; Warsaw were supplied by one of the largest Allied air armadas ever to make a huitlc flight to Russia. Tho American Eastern Command announces hat a large formation of bombers and fighters dropped food and iim- HS going OMictly us planned, nnd comimmdcia say ,thcy'ic highly plcuscd over \\n progress, Late Bulletins I.ONIWN, Srpi, 10 (Ul'i— An orili'r uf • Hie clfty by 1'renilcr JiiMrt Stiilln aiiniiuni'CH that the Ilnl Army lnul cajiluml V:il Kii, lilf' Iraiispurl renter mi the K5t[inUiii-].;vtviiiii litinlcr. . WITH »!• S. I'!I!ST AKMV NKAlt ,S'l()!.i;ili;im, Ocihuiny, Sciil. 10 (HI')— Seized (iurimin il[iiumcnt<i ri'.vral tlnil llic N;t- ji party iln Hfiit. I2lh cmlereit Ilii' uvacuiitlon iif tlie c'nilrr. ColoBiie-Anchcn area wtlli 1111 fxllniHteil popiiliillnu of nl least i,00(:,0l)n Clcrmans. F/ecfric Co-Op Fights Commission Control Plan. LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 19 (UP)— Ihe Ark-La Electric Co-operative, las filed a brief with the Arkansas Utilities Commission contesting in attempt by four major power companies In Arkansas 16 have the :o-opcratlve declared a public utility and brought under commission control. The co-operative, which supplies most of the power for the defense j plant corporation's big aluminum' plant at Lake Catherine near Hot. Springs, filed the brief Montlay. A ' complaint filed with the commission last December by the Arkansas Power and Light .Company, Southwestern Gas and Electric Company, Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company and the Arkansas- Missouri Power Corporation con- tcnded.lhat the Ark-La Co-op was a competing utility. And asked that It be designated a public Utility and brought under full commlslon Jurisdiction. But lawyers for the cooperative say Ark-La Is exempt by statute from commission jurisdiction because It Is a REA co-operative, authorized to do business In Arkansas and Louisiana. And furthermore, the Co-op lawyers contend, the commission would be powerless to regulate Ark-La because It does not serve the public but only its members. Ark-La Lawyer John Sheirrill of Little nock says the^co-Opfriltlve Is engaged exclusively ''in Interstate commerce therefore is beyond'' sUvle Asks Convention To Praise Labor Green Seeks" To Heal Breach Caused By Legion Criticism CHICAGO, Sept. i9 '(U.P.)—Wil Ham Green, president' of the American Federation of Labor urged the American Legion today to pass a resolution pralslni American labor. Tills he said, would help mem the breach between the Legion ant AFL" occasioned by the Legion' statements against labor. Green said that "in time past, when great clamor arose In Ihe pres. ?nd the -radio against labor, con dcmnatory statement* from Lcgloi rcnrcsenlallves were plentiful aiv prominent.' 1 Now, he said, when the' Prcsldeir the Army, the Navy and the Wa Production Board all praise labor magnificent Job "the workers :p our country cannot find a sing! expression of this kind from an qualified spokesman for the Amcr lean Legion. "Tills," said Green, "is n clr cumslance which gives rise to th unfortunate misunderstanding be tween the two organizations." Conserfotion Plans Be Outlined LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 19 (U,P.) — A 1945 agricultural conscrvatlo program for Arkansas will be out lined during the annual two-da meeting -of- Arkansas agriculture leader's and agricultural agency rep resentnttves nt Little Rock tomor row and Thursday. minltlon over the Polish 'capita) •cstcrday. Will), U. S. TIIIIll) AKMY IN KUIIOI'B, Hcnl. in (UP) — lldnrluh. lllmmlcr, Nuzl Gm- tapo chief anil comnuimlcr nf Ihe humc from, U io|ii>i'!c,| to huvo mttiln a pmonul liLiprc.- llou tour (if the Mu.scllc fnml in jnn effort lu Imlsinr the fltr- niiin defense line us It showed (lie first 'signs of cracking. Votest .Assessment LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 10 (UP) — Two witness for the city of Greenville, Miss., have testified before .he Arkansas Corporation Commission that $533,000 assessment against Ihe Arkansas portion of ,bc four, million dollar Greenvllle- ake Village bridge Is too high. The two witnesses, George Rlch- irdson of Memphis and Carl Harper of Kansas City, say the assessment should be between $300,000 and $325,000. Doth of Ihe witnesses are engineers employed bythc 'Mississippi town lo survey the bridge to determine an assessment value. But E. W. Brown, chief of the Corporation .Commission's Tax Division, testified that the assessment represented one-third of Ihe taxable value of the bridge. According to Brown, the taxable value of the iSn- tirc bridge was fixed at 40 per cent of the actual value. Fox Apartment 1$ Damaged By flames Sunday A. $4,000 fire.occurred about 7:30 o'clock Sunday -night .when twc rooms of the T. J. Fox npnrtmen at 1305 West, Ann wcra totally do filroyed niul the other room heavily damaged, The other nparlmcn iii the building, occupied by Lieut n'ud Mrs. Joe Wayman, also re cclved smoke damage, '" The fire, which started while Mr Fox was away from home, was be Hcv'ecl to have originated from .a: oil slove bcn.cnth a hot walcr heat cr, .\wlilcli Mr. Foii / had Ignltc shortly before Ici-viiig home. Mr Fox was out of i/,vn at the lime The two back rooms, the kltchci ami bedroom, wore destroyed I the blaze, but the. front room wa only partially destroyed. The frame building Is owned b Mrs. F. E. Fox. The dan}agc Wa partially covered by insurance. "'''' i • United Press War Correspondent ^ onald Olaik reveals that the "iky my lnn<lc<l In Holland has gone ito action behind Ihe Rhine at rnhulm rimt lov,n Is some 20 miles orlh of the point where the Ger- inn well wall is believed to end " 'llnui, the llying Allied foot sol" lors, aftci linking up with the illlsh Second Army, are speeding '«ni(i Qtimiuiy over u path free f Illllei's two grcntest harilcrs, IB Rhine nnd the Slegrflcd Line '10111 Ainhelm, the paratroopers nil glldc.r-U'xna troops cftn either ,rlkc JO miles cant to the'Qerm'a.'ii (i they can circle south \lo the Huhr valley along the cast link, of tho Rhine ', Uclilnd the : hdvnnccrt units.; the KJ boldleis and British Tommies uwo caulmed tho Nclherlands in- uatital city of Eindhoven and a ilmlcr of nearby towns British i cops aie poiirlni; across tho Bel v - lan-llollanri border al three points ha\a tho Escaut Canal, merging |th the nlr-borno army for a push « the German frontier and Berlin CD miles beyond ' ' ' Farther south, Ihe aennans arc uirllng vlcloui counter-attacks nt he American sncarhcads protrud- iill Into the Reich The'First Ar- iiy scoping throilijh the' cracks In bo BIcBfilcd Line has been slowed, )ll(. not haHcd, In fact, a British radio' report 'says the Ame'ricaiis lave i>en6lrat«d 12 and one-half nlks Into' thai' wide' fortifications iclt Mnr 'Trier" And'a fronl re- ort reveals that the Americans c In Iho otikklHVof Stalbcrg slill f«.Hlfcr, dpwn, the line, the American Third Arrpy liai pushed Chicago Rye open high Sept. . Dec. . 97-S 98'/i low close !)5Ti 96 S4 90S 97 . 96% N.Y. Stocks A T & T .. Anicr Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler . . Coca Cola . Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N V Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steol Radio . .. Socony Vacuum SUidc baker Standard of N J Texas Corp Packard . U S Steel . JO mllpa hejSnd csjrtnrrd Nancy "n a powerful drive toward the Qer- :ntiji Frontier ,It nlw has tightened its ting of encirclement around the twin olUdol of Metz,_ Still farther clown the line, the Allied Seventh Army Is closing In on Belfort And '" Italy, British troops have entered the tiny 38- snuarc-mllo Republic of "San Mar r liio. near the Adriatic cdastv'lhcy are cleaning out the Gcrrn,ahs who entered the .Tom-Thumb: liatloh In violation of Its neutrality, 161 7 '12 1 20 561 150 3130 37 3- C2 51 5-8 18 1-4 79 9 1-4 18 1-2 10 3-1 12 1-2 is 7-n 53 3-8 45 1-2 5 3-4 07 1-8 Brest Garrison Forced To Quit s - t. r \ Unconfirmed Report From Germany Tells Of AHied Victory Chicago Wheat open high low close Sept. . ISO'.d 159% 159 159!i 159!i Dec. . 154W 155V. 154% 155 154VS War Correspondents Surrender After Falling Into Nazi Trap .WITH THE UNITED STATES THIRD ARMY IN EUROPE, Sept. J8 U.P.)—Edward W. Beattlo, famous United Press war correspondent, and Wright Bryan, associate editor of the Atlanta Journal, were cnplurcd by the Germans on Sept. 12 and are believed now In Germany. Another correspondent, who was released later, and an army Jeep driver were taken with'Seattle and Bryan near Chaumont In France. Bryan was wounded slightly In the leg. - : The correspondent who was freed by his Nazi guard returned lo the press cnmp today with tho story of the capture. . According to the freed correspondent, the four men wera directed Into a Germany trap by two men wearing bands of the French Forces of the Interior, but who apparently were Germans. He said about 300 Germans opened fire on the Jeep with machine guns and rifles, and tho four surrendered. Seattle's- capture Interrupts a professional career which beg"an with snorls writing at Yale and brought him Into the center of some of the world's biggest news .'.lories of Ihe last 12 years. He covered Hitler's blood purge of 1934 In Berlin, and the Ethiopian war. In World War Two, his frontline assignments carried hlrn to Helsinki for the Russo-Finnish war, and lo the Continent with the British angles In 1940. He was lu London through the blitz and later through the "roblitz," On the western fronl, he fiss!. ed with the reopening of the United Press bureau in Paris and then proceeded to the front wllh Ihe American Third Army. LONDON, Sept. 19,(UP)^ : ilnd the lines, the Allies have .-ap- larcntly won another -I victory, - A 3erriian communique announces , Ihe fall of the great , French! port of Brest, where die-hard .j Nazis- have been holding out since; early. -August About 20,000 Germans '"originally garrisoned the city To dale, .he German report has not been confirmed. Incidentally, Field Marshal Montomery again Is. wearing- the pullover sweater he lost In the retreat from Belgium in 1040. The;. Monks at Louvain found the sweater and saved It in Ihe hopes Montgomery would come back. He did. As the Allies clean up W.estern Europe, the Germans apparently arc expecting trouble in the north. The functions of Uhe Danish police have been taken over by Germans And the- Nazis have 'declared! a.sUt? of what they call "police emergen- cy'' afler some rioting. Over Europe today, some 750 American heavy bombers, escorted by ah lost as many fighters, hit the Ruhr valley cities of Hatnm and Socst..A! She same time, a Stockholm ijMspaper sajs American planes, apparently carrlerTborno, have borhbed thcQcrmanbattle- shtp Tlrpltz holed up in Morway. The dispatch says one direct hlfc killed 39 men, wounded 100 others and caused "particularly heavy damage." ' The secret German-language radio stflllon "Atlantlk" sajs the raid occurred last Friday nnd that Lanr castcV borAbcrs based In Russia took part In the raid, N. 0: Cotton - open high low close pr d Mar, 2140 2142 2133 2139 2nd Mw . 2120 2125 2116 2122 2111 July . 2085 2091 2080 2090 207$ Oct . 2157 2160 2150 21bO 2151 Dec . 2147 2150 2142 2150 2141

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