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Blytheville, Arkansas
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1 1 Sort Waste Paper! It is valuable to f to War Effort/ Watch this paper for Collection Dates? BLYTHEVHLE COURIER NEWS " ,, THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLI— NO. 157 Blythevllle Daily Newi Blytlievllle Courier . •Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, \VEDNKSDAY, SEPTEMHER 20, 10-H SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS <* ' Virginia Areas Under Water As Rivers Overflow Crest At Richmond Is Expected Tonight; Highway Travel Hit RICHMOND, Va,, Sept. 20 (U.P.) —Flood waters of rampaging Virginia rivers are starting lo crest, niter sweeping away hundreds of bridges, ruining .late crops in the western part of the state and disrupting communication lines. Meteorologist P. N. Hibbard predicted that llic James .river will reach! a crest stage at the Richmond, waterfront between 9 and 10 o'clock tonight, 12 hours later than expected. But he snys Ihe highest measurement on city gauges probably will not exceed 26 feet, about n'foot under the anticipated level. Sixty miles west of Richmond, the James reached a record crest of 31,3 leet as it roared past Columbia -between midnight and 3 a. m. today. The previous high water mark there wa 35.8 feet. Communications between Richmond and the community of Car- tersvllle, where flood waters arc expected to inundate a large part of the surrounding lowlands, tailed early today. And no repair's . >have ,bcen forthcoming from tint y iireai since. The North" Carolina Highway Department says that rising waters on' the Koanoke and other rivers lias endangered highway travel. And U. S. Highway Number 15 at Clarksvlllc, Va., also is expected to be closed at 9 p. ni. Sonic railway traffic is being rerouted because of high water on the southern road's main line north of Greensboro, N. C., north into Washington and New York, Is affected, but service is being re-rout- 'Help Wanted' Signs Plentiful Here As Workers Forsake Jobs For Big Cotton Picking Wages A number of industries in this section may" be compelled to curtail operations because of labor conditions during the cotton picking season, a.survey has revealed. Foremost of these are several compresses which, if compelled to suspend partial operations, will affect nil of the 82 cotton gins in Mississippi County. With much of the labor now pick-* • In cotton, because of the r high wages being paid, men who formerly worked at compresses and oil mills arc leaving their former Jobs tor Ihe field, managers- of these business said today. Laundries and dry cleaning plants, which employ numerous women, also arc having the same problem, along with other businesses. ••;•-• With the government selling Ihe wage scale of these businesses but not setting the price paid by farmers for picking, It is Impossible to advance wages of employes, It was pointed out. Seek Hither Wages It Is not a question of employes leaving their jobs because of dis- sattsfactioh but th?y go where they can get more money, for which heir former employes do not blame hem, seveirarsaid. •"Our men usually are fair.about t. When the v don't work one day and that'night show us a' large check earned by picking cotton at rom J2 upward perhundred, we do not blame them. The government allows us to pay from 45 to 60 cents jer hour for labor which makes a man sometimes earn about $45 weekly, with time and a half for overtime, but they still go to Ihe field", manager of a compress salt today in discussing the situation. It Is understood that the twi compresses here may close . fo three days each week, a plan alsi contemplated by compresses .ii nearly' jsectloivs. and already n cotton Is being accepted at nigh or on Sunday, as In former seasons cd on Seaboard Western tracks. and Norfolk & 5 Ambassadors Named By F.D.R. j\Yill Represent U^ S^ Lin Liberated Rations, Goyerflme'nts , v >, Suspect Is Held : or Burglaries Memphian Questioned After Being Caught At Alexander Home Arrest of Clarence Walter Klm- iro, 31, of Memphis by officers early today may lead to solution of nu- nerous burglaries In .Dlythevillc In recent months, It was announced b> Police Chief William Berryman, Kimbro, apprehended after hav- ng been, cornered In a garage at ,he home of Mrs. Fannie Alexander, 311 North Broadway, was caught In the •net,'of burglarizing this house uy three roomers and has confessed lo having served n term in Louisiana State .prison for burglary. Berryman said. . Being qvicstioncd at noon today, formal charges will be placed against him when the. investigation Is completed, Mr. Berryman To Shift Workers Soviets Across Vistula Riven Berlin Reports Beachhead At Warsaw Quickly Wiped Out, According To Nails LONDON, Sept. 20 IUP)—On th Rimltin front, the Berlin radio ha. lust announced lhat Russian ail Polish troops forced tho Vistula rly ei- hnd established n bridgehead I Warsaw proper. The Germans sn the bridgehead was 500 yards deci but they claim It was wiped'out 1 a violent battle. Far to the north, thnjc Red nr mlr:; hnV|i (fumed up In 'a Ball drive lliat bus carried thcrji with! sight of Hlga. The renunvnV>.of th battered German army In' .the Ba lies face Ihc threat of being coil pletcly cut oft, and Russian use of Soviet bases In Southern'; Finland, under new armistice terms, will make a Dunkcrque by sen .vlrtual- said. Klmhro. who said he was employed oh the Mississippi River, wns found leaving the room of Donald Howard by Howard, Ralph Doolcy and Tillman Floyd, also roomers, when they arrived at the Alexander home shortly after midnight. Questioned by the men, Khnbro The Dell Compress also'is operat-l™ 5 allowed to leave the house only ig with a short crew but hopes, j""" 1 Mrs - Alexander had notified lv out of the question. RiLssian troops already jiavc entered Finland lo enforce those arni- Lslice terms. Helsinki dispatches sny Finnish civilians are being evacuated from the area below the cn'p- ita| which was leased to;the Sovjel Union for 50 years ns a jjaval bn^e. Authoritative sources say, a Russian control commlsion made » sdr- prlse trip to Helsinki last night and took over an entire hole] In' the center of the city. The'commis- sion, which Is said to Include. Brit-' ish but no American members, is expected to establish branch offices throughout Ihe nnllon. Thc commission reportedly will Isolate "Finland from the rest of the world for' nt least two months. ; Finnish quarters '•> Stockholm have been plunged into the deepest gloom by the terms. As they see It, the armistice eventually will .mean the end of Finland's Independence. ing to remain open dally. Planters own-' ing stock in the compress plan to transfer regular farm employes -to the .. conipress wlieri it rains and they .cati -• not- pick" cotton,'; to par-': tially relieve the situation, '. there. ' : . If the s. compresses^ cari'.frot accept the cotton,- '•' the gin's will be overloaded with ginned cotton and a serious bottle neck , will 'result, It was pointed out, ;. ;•'.. '•• ."••. ..'• Allhoiigh .cotton picking started out WASHINGTON, Sept: 20 (UP>— president Roosevelt has • nominated new 'ambassadors to .the Nether- t Innds, Belgium and'thc-three exiled ''governments In London. This indicates the United States is expecting prompt liberation of most of, the occupied countries of Europe, and it will be the first time most of the nations have had an individual American ambassador for four years. . The President has nominated Stanley Hornbeck, former.head of thfe State Department's eastern division as ambassador to the Netherlands. Charles Sawyer, Democratic national committeeman from Ohio has been nominated as ambassador to Belgium. And Arthur Bliss Larie of New York has been named for thc post of ambassador to the Polish government in London. He is now the American ambassador-to Columbia. Other nominations for ambassadors to the Yugoslavian goiiernmeril and Ihe Norwegian, government have gone to the senate. a price 'of- TOhAV'S WAR ANALYSIS Ex-Friends ' Of Germany Now Enemies ' : I!}- JAMKS IMIU'KK United I'ress SUIT Writer' Germany's satellites finally linvo Icclded that they've been keeping company, and Hlllcr now llnd.s limsclf virtually without n fi'lcmt li .Ho world. 'Finland, his Inst willing nlly, for- mully has dropped from tlio race Two rehictnnt belligerents, Hungary nml Slovakia, arc- all Ihal remain h thc satellite column, and they an Ilicie only because German .soldiers are .stationed within their boundaries. An for Jnpiin, It Is an nlly of Germany simply because Ihclr enmities coincide. LUMc love Is lost between Ihe two. Hitler's «ne- tlnie allies, Italy, liomnnlii, Dulga- rla, Finland, Hungary, and Slovn kin, covered over 450.000 s (| u a r e miles. Now that Isolld sntcllllc front hns shrunk lo some 115,000 sminre miles, tlui ' James ilarix-r o erl nnny, in losing lls friends, has lost more Ihnn territory! , When Romania dropped out li lost a source of 24 fightlus divisions live, niid one-half million Ions of ol ii year, nnd some mimiMiiicse. copper, lend, bauxite nml molybdenum When/Bulgaria left the war, Germany-lost 20 divisions nnd sis bi-l g'ades, mid n wcallh of general dun products.- When Finland droppet out, U.lost 12 lo l. r > divisions, abou British Second Army Believed Into Germany Near Mijmegen; Airborne Units Given Supplies Hitler Directs Reich Defenses Another Worry For Hitler MtUS Chandler Rites Here Tomorrow Former Local Woman Dies At St. Louis Home Yesterday Mrs. Dixie Chandler of St. Louis, former resident of Blythevllle and Steele, Mo., and relative of numerous residents in this section, died yesterday at her home in St. Louis. She was 68. Death followed an Illness caused by n heart ailment. Born in New Madrid, Mo., Mrs. Chandler had lived in St. Louis a number of years' Funeral services will be held here tomorrow morning, 10 o'clock, at Cobb Funeral Home, by the Rev. E. C. Brown, pastor of First Baptist Church. Burial will be made at Elmwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be four of her nephews, John, Sam, Henrv an d Luti Buck; Earl Walker and Eddie Hagan. She is survived by a son, Ralph Chandler of the Navy stationed at '. Beach, Calif.; two daughters, VMrs. Olgs Cicotte and Mrs. Eunice Phillips of St. Louis; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Pike of Tampa, Fla., and a brother, c. M. Buck of Blythevillc. Relatives accompanied the body here from St. Louts. :iondrcd, it now;ranges opward -from $2, a check of.-sorrdundlng sections revealed: ' • . ' " .' '"' '•''•'• Tills Ls believed flue to two things —the farmers wanting 'to get .their cotton out .whjle it is of such high grade and because they are not under a wage-price celling. That farmers will not make any money from the 1944 crop if high prices are' paid 'for picking has been advanced by numerous, persons. Tlie crbp, already expensive because of the high price paid for chopping through the Spring and Summer, can not "pay .off"-If e'x- orbltant .picking 'prices are paid said.-. • ' .,:.'- , .'.. " ., ' - Would Adjust Scale ./ To get the. cotton picking .price reduced is the aim-of : many who feel a fair, but not exorbitant, price should be paid. .... !'..• ' Some ' r planters declare % they wll allow, the. cotton'to stay In the field rather than pay more than $2 per' hundred for picking.' »-••••• That the condition is very serious! was emphasized D v all- managers of affected businesses. "Help want-'i e'd" Is the cry of all, and while a small crew of Negro laborers failing to show up Sunday afternoon, after an alleged Saturday night celebration, caused a few hours .of extra worry at one plant, the con- census Is that business would go on as usual if help could be obtained. To Illustrate the situation, one compress manager, who usually cm- ploys 150 laborers at this season, said today he had but 30 at work. The two oil mills here are operating 24-hour shifts but need more workers "desperately', managers said. All gins are operating but a number have short crews nnd need workers. In the meantime, the sun shines hot. the heavily fruited cotton pops open for one of the finest crops in histor v and the fields are dotted with men, women and children gathering the fleecy white staple as farmers lament that they can not obtain more workers lo galher the crop_ at It-s best stage. police. Officers Turner Kjssell, Arthur 3ook arid V. E. Tomlinson chased Simbro into the garage, where they took him' into custody. - ; . • When arrested he was wearing clothes belonging to Howard'!nnd Had left a part of his belongings In the room, apparently having been In the'act of changing, his clothing for r that of the roomer's, when' the men 'arrived.- ;.V^'--. •'.' ••--' Whether ' kimbro . also is .the "peepe'r'y who. has been peering Into bedroom windows' lit night' receritly* and disturbing.women, had not been determined, but an investigation-is expected to solve other burglaries of recent months, officers said. Palau Battles I w Last Phase Before Victory Dewey Escapes Injury In Crash Campaign Special Hits Another Passenger Train In Northwest CASTLE ROCK, Wash., Sept. 20 (UP)—Governor and Mrs. Thomas Dewey narrowly escaped injury yesterday afternoon in a train wreck near here. ' - . The Governor's campaign special, traveling at a mile a minute, crash- A Into the rear of another passenger train about one-half mile lorth of the scene of a freight train collision Monday night. The governor and his wife were shaken up, but they weren't hurt- Governor Dewey said a piece of uggage fell from thc overhead rack and struck him on the head. Mrs. Dewey says her head struck he wall and she suffered a headache. Several reporters and em- Jloyes on the train were injured. Th e conductor on the regular train said he knew of at least two per- ;ons who were injured. Among those hurt wers Mrs. Es- Lhcr Van Wagoner Tnfy, of Washington, a correspondent for a chain Temperature Still High Summer time weather continued here today even though the leaves are falling and the calendar shows H is Autumn. •Maxlmu mtempcrature here yesterday was 90 degrees, according to th c official weather thermometer. Weather • *" ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy this Bfternoon, tonight and Thursday. Forrestoi Calls For Compulsory Training Law CHICAGO, Secretary of Sept. 20 thc Navy (U.P.)— Forresta By'llniUdi Pms - : In the Palau Islands, the, two new American Invasions are nearly cpn}- jileted. On > both. Pcleliu and A'l- gau'r, oun forces-have; started tjie 'final -pha's'e of digging'purtapanSy; entrenched 'in fidge pillboxes. ",'• ' The Pajau Invasions disclosed some new' glimpses of Japanese methods of warfare. The Japs left men tied to their posts, in caves, with radio contact leading backward lo enemy headquarters. They also booby-trapped the bodies of their dead, Including officers. Incidentally,. Tokyo radio reiterated today that an invasion p( tjie, Philippines Is Imminent. The broadcast added, "the situation Is extremely grave." . In another' enemy broadcast, the Japanese board of information denied rumors that Japan is seeking peace with the United States and Britain and that Germany is seeking peace with Russia. The board lidded that Japan rind Portugal are maintaining friendly relations despite reports to thc contrary. Rainey To Head Kiwanians Here To Succeed Terrell As Club President; Others Are Elected O.' P. Rainey, general agent for the Frisco Railroad, was elected to serve as president of the local Kl- wanis Club during 1945 in an election held today al the regular luncheon meeting of that organization. He will succeed J. L. Terrell, who 60.000. annual tons of .wood nnd 60 per cent of its nlcklc plies. And,'In losing them all, Ocr many lost prestige, Turn Against Keich ' Actually, if Germany hud only los satellites II would have beei a serious enough matter. But eac' friend turned into a foe, pnsslve o active.-What the Reich hns lost th Allies Imve gained. Germany n\t has lost other.-' friends than Ih satellites.' Turkey hn.s broken o. diplomatic relations. Sweden lias re duced Its iron shipments. Spain an Portugal hnvc choked off shipment of steel-hnrdenlng wolfram. An Switzerland lins ilult. Its doors t fleeing wnr oripilnais. ..'.- Oerrosmy'6 < two; -remaining. nllle ''are 1 'of little ; consequence.; Slovak! In'the hands "of Nnri. puppets slue March of 1839,:'was thc Eccond.lnrt, est, of Czechoslovakia's four., pro' Inces. Of the others, Bohemia a] Moravia were made into what Hitler called "protectorates." And Uuthc- nla-was grabbed by Hungary. Slovakia, slightly larger than Maryland, is ii sparsely spilled hill country with only 2,500,000 inlmbl- tints and no major industries. Slo- V.aklan army units have been disarmed by the Germans to prevent mutiny, nnd partisan bnnds have tiolcd up In trie'mountains to commit sabotage .by night. Hungary Little Help Hungary, wllh.'Florldn's slzxs nnd a population as big as lhat of New York slate, has little to oITer Ihc Montgomery Is Glad, Says Germans Now Are Led By 'A Lunatic' * American paratroopers who sclm! n beachhead virtually on the bunks of tlic Rhine lilvcr guarding tlic northern approach (o Clcrnmiiy, today posed u powerful lineal just 315 miles from Hcrlln allcr Joining forces with the north-driving: British troops yc.sterdny. They conslltutu one nvjt'c problem for Illller who' lias taken over command ol Germany':^ defenses. Late Bulletins • LONDON, Sopl. 20 (U.I'.)—A-Bcrljn broadcast says Clcrnmn anil Itussht Ironps'im ilic- fur iiorihcrn-fr(inl.,now jpre biUtlinff- on Finnish SOil. , ' ! I AlOSCOW, Scpl.'^b (U.l'.)-f'rmnler J«sef Slalln annnunces llial- llus^lini ti-iKips, oiicnliiir, ji nov 'Offensive •niirlh nf Tnrlu In l.owor Kslnnla advanced 4J jnllc.s.ln four ilays ami captured 1500 (owns and • villages, . ' ! I.ONIION, Sept.' 20 (U.l'.i-'Amerlrnn and Ocrmiin . tanks arc iiKKiiiK It out 111 iv viulcnt arnicircil bntlle northeast nf Nanty bc^, VITCII C'luiiiteiiii Kullns nml MofcnvlC, an General 1'aUnn's frdnl. today told the American Legion Convention in Chicago that a universal and compulsory military training law should be enacted a; toon as possible. Forrestal told Ihe Legionnaire! that it would be possible to combine some civic and educational training with Ihe "purely military indoctrination." Forrestal differed with an earlier speaker, F. L. Scheagle, president. Of the National Educational Association. He warned the convention of the possible dangers in compulsory military training, and urged that legislation be delayed until present members of the armed forces could help make the decision. Chicago Wheat , ' •' . open hlgli low close Sept. . 159',4 159% 150 159'/j 159'A Dec. . 155 15514 164 Vt 155 1S5 land. of Michigan newspapers; Klrtland I. King, Albany, New York bureau manager for the United Press; James Wechsler, national editor of PM, a New York City newspaper; and -James Sloan, correspondent for the-Chicago Herald-American. Charles Sendryth, New York Federal railroad executive, also suffered injuries. But none was injured seriously. Army ambulances rushed to the scene and transported the injured to a hospital at Kelson, Wash. Reporters,'waiters, and food were strewn th c length of the dining car. Other reporters, who were at thc moment sitting at their typewriters in the special work car, were thrown into a heap on the floor. A new York City detective serving as special bodyguard to Dewey, Frank Hnlda, was standing on the rear platform of the Dewey car, and was hurled through the glass window but escaped without a scratch. The accident occurred almost at the same spot where two freight trains collided Monday night. In yesterdays accident, thc conductor of the regular train says the tralr had been halted by a flagman al thc scene of Ihe earlier wreck. Thc engineer of the Dewey special said he saw the regular train ahead, but too late to avoid the crash. Governor Dewey was en route to Portland, for a major campaigi speech. He already was running late because ot the wreck Monday night. Later Governor and Mrs pcwey took an automobile lor Port now Is serving In that office. Other officers elected at the meeting arc W. R. Crawford, vice president; W. L. Roper, treasurer; dlrcc- ors Rosco Craflon, W. B. Nicholson, ieorge D. Pollock Jr., John Deen. 'ercy Wright. Tom F. Dean nnd Jraham Sudbury. James Smolhermon, president of he Junior Chamber of Commerce, sponsors of the National Cotton 3 lcklng Contest to be held here next Wednesday, discussed plans for the contest with members of the Kl- wanis Club, who have agreed to sponsor two entries in this national event. Plans for a Farmer's Day luncheon (o be held next Wednesday by the club at Hotel Noble were formulated, with each member to have n farmer as his guest at the lunch- an. The club also accepted thc re- ort of J. L. Terrell and L. S. Bcn- Ish, who attended the meeting in Memphis last Thursday held In op-, posltloft to the proposed organization of thc Southern Consolidated Cooperatives, Inc., and members passed a resolution condemning the organization. It also was agreed that the club would sponsor a mlnlslrel show to be presented at a local theater'at a date to be agreed upon later, and that the club will again maintain a booth at the Mississippi County Fair for sale of American flags. lfa?.ls. True, 'It once produced one million niinujil ton.'; of oil nnd hnlf- a'-milltbn yearly tons of bauxite. But much of its,. Industry has been put oiit of commission by Allied planes. -It-s. 14 to 18 divisions now are devoting their entire attention to trying to keep Romanian and Russian soldiers out of Transylvania,- which it stole from Romania jn 1940. Both Hungary nnd Slovakia most probably would get out of the wnr now If Ihey didn't have Germany ns next-door neighbor. Tims, Germany stnnds alone, ns England stood nlonc In 1940. But the subsequent trend Is In reverse. Then, Britain's friends came to Its side. Now Germany's friends arc coming to Britain nnd America's side. Flnla'nd, latest nation to desert Hitler occupied a unique position. For one thing, it never formally Joined the Axis. For . another, it maintained diplomatic relations with the United Stales through 11 nil Russia's armistice terms for Finland have been called harsh. But Russia cannot forget lhat Finnish shells ripped Into Leningrad cnch day, lhat thousands of Russian civilians and soldiers, according to Moscow's charges, died In n Finnish concentration camp, that the Finns haggled over terms and seemingly showed their friendship for Hitler to the end. Now Hitler, n man who makes overtures of friendship willi a club finds Ihnt his friends hnve become enemies. Like Nn]x>Icon after hi. Russian defeat, he is alone nt last But, unlike Napoleon, Hlllcr lias m Island of exile lo look forward lo Only a noose. Alert Child, .6, Escapes De.dth. Beneath Wagon ' Quick thinking of slx-ycnr-old Joel Mndlson Cooper possibly saved his own life yesterday, when he fell beneath thc wheels of n wagon. Hiding In the center wagon of rcc tractor-drawn vehicles, he as Ihrown on to the ground and vo wheels pn.sscd over his chest. Realizing he was directly In the ilh of two wheels of thc last ve- cle, he rolled himself toward thc enter of the road as the swiftly loving wheels approached. His chest Injured, his colnr bone rnclurcd nnd his head bruised, the illd's condition Is fiallsfnctory. He al Ulyliievlllc Hospital. Sen ol Mrs,. Arenclle Cooper. Ihe ccldent occurred nl the farm of er father, W. A. Bynum nt Arm- rcl. Tlic child had been given a Idc by "Son" Martin, driver of ic Irnclor, when Ihc accident oc- uri-cd. Chicago Rye open high low close Sepl. .96 Dec. . 9T.5 9616 94-71 81 95 Vi 96 H 97 Burial Services -or BAAF Flier Planned Friday Funeral services for Capt. Benton L. Lewis of Blythevllle Army Ai Field, whose body was found Sat urday near his wrecked plane it a heavily wooded section of th Allegehcny Mountains at Angelica N. Y., will be held Friday after noon al Jasper, Texas. Mrs. J. P. Friend, who went t Shrevcport, La., lo be with Mr Lewis, telephoned here today tha the body would arrive al Jaspe Friday, instead of Thursday as an nounccd. .Csplaln Lewis was enroulc Aug 22, '-.lo' Rochester, N. Y., when tl accident occurred. Arkansas Delegation iupports Scheibeling Chicago, Sept. 20 (UP)—The Ar aiisas delegation to thc Naliona American Legion convention in Chi ago will call 23 of its 24 votes (o Edward Schcibellng of New York fb yson Prepares [o Return Home To Report To F;D.R. On Plans Worked Out Wjth Chinese Leader CHUNGKING, Scpl. 20 (UP) — Donald M. Nelson, chalrmnn of Ihe War Production Hoard, has nil but finished his Important, war conferences with Chiang Kal Shck In Ohlmi nnd will return shortly to the Unllcd States. Nelson said at Chungking today lhat he will work out America's part of ttic plan In the United States and return to China later when operational phases of the program arc underway. At home, he will report to President Roosevelt on the detailed pro- cram worked oul with the Chinese lender to increase China's economic nnd industrial contribution lo Ihe final nMiuilt flgainsl Japan. While American nml Chinese lenders plot Japan's dcslructlon, th c United States Mil) Air Force is flying day and night In support of Chinese [roops resisting the Japanese, advance through Southern China. Flying from rear bases, the planes swept constantly over Japanese LONDON, Sept, 20 (u)— A jrcn'l' Ikel of Allied planes^ E)IOW- jrcd supplies dawn Jo the nir army In Holland today as, 11 circled. iirouud the Siegfried Line; , • Supremo Headquaileri, revcalc.fl Hint, despite bad weather, slo?ks of fighting loots v,eic sent clown to the sky soldlcis by parachute nnd under Already thbse air,; borne fighters have Joined ,wlth British HI moral forces and swcp| Into Ihe Dutch city of Nljrtiegert In n swift drive that threatens to burst over .the niiliic oward )fle:- lln. The. British' arc believed to bo over Ihe border already: cast of Nljmesen. An unconfirmed Pnris liroaricast. snyt. BillLsh armored forces JiaV(\ pushed five miles past Nljineg-m, which places them within four inllc.s of Arnliem across the RnhU' river Alr-born6 units orlglna^ljr landed at Ainhem, nnd may Imve protected a crossing of the'Rhlne. Ormiins Repulsed Dulled Press War Correspondent Vnltcr Cranklto snys the- Germans re counter-attacking dcsperatii!J. ! Hut he sa\s the nlr borne arrny, quipped with light tanks nnd big icld guns, has Beaten off evciy- lilug thrown its way Cronklte saW (Billing now rngcs within eoun'J jf.llio Gorman frontier, • '•As the battle 'swirled toward nci-lln, Adolf Hlllcr, -who fancies' ilmself as n military expert, Is 1 ic- ycalcd lo have _taken personal com- rinnd of the b~atllo 'for Ihe Reich, hit as Field MaiFhal Montgomeiy ll it ' ' > , •The Allies have a. ' k)H to t« thankful for in thai , Hitler ''has' -\ lilkcn charge of operations It :ncnus the enemy Is commanded by., a .luiiatlc. ' 'Front line correspondents believe ihey can (ilreatly sec evidence of Illller s Inept leadership German lroo]is are being hurled into reqk.- counter-attacks that have slowed IhetAlllcd advance, hut only at u frlgntful cost In German lives , Aachen Surrounded Despite these counter-attacks the American First Army has encircled Aachen nnd sent a spearhead moving toward Cologne American artillery "already, U shell- Ing Dureh, 18 miles east of Aachen nnd 10 miles from Cologne, Southwest of Cologne, First Army troops arc battling the Germans through thc streets '• of Stolberg,.'/nnd v.tlie Fujjl Army h rounding up> Nazi prisoners al Ihe rale of 2000 a day On Ihe Third Army front, Geii- irnl Pauon's ; men have ': Joined rcnch forces In a two-pronged rive for the Saar Valley: that .Is inking good progress In- the face [ heavy opposition;^ French Making- Arrests Behind the lines, the French aval Ministry, according :fb .f.he arls radio, has Issued warrants- [01 ic arrest Vof five admirals nr ollaloratlonlsls Arid -a London ewspnper Says the,. French -,cl- ntlst Georges Claude, Inventonof lie neon light, has been arrested n a charge of Inventing the Ger- taii /lying bomb., ,1 .''''. ... In the air , war over : Europe, bad ,'eathcr has kept i. Allied. ••, planes ground, sO.'fnr today.; " However. Germany robprls ."single, fast.iiuri- incc raiders" -over" the •> •Gzecliq- lovnklan Province" of BnvKrrA; A Berlin broadcast nlso says an Ailed bomber formation, apparently rom ftaly, Is flying' north over ve.slern Hungary. , '':.!" .'':""; As for ground action in Italy, American troops breached;; the alionnl commander of the Lclgon. The 24th vote will be cast for ex- Governor John Steel of Illinois. This will be the first lime In many years lhat tho Arkansas delcga- .'on has not voted n.s H unit. Tlic convention's recommendations on additional construction of Veterans' Hospital facilities In Ar- itansas will be rcnj today, And the delegation will leave .Chicago for .heir homes In Arkansas this alter- noon. N.Y. Stocks ,\ T & T 1GI 3-4 i\nier Tobacco 72 3-4 Anaconda Copper 27 1-8 Reth Steel . 61 .1-8 Chrysler 02 Coca Cola 136 Gen Electric 37 3-8 Gen Motors i 61 1-S Montgomery Ward 61 1-! 18 1-4 79 1-2 3 18 3-8 11 1-8 Socony Vacuum .......... 12 l- Studebaker 18 5-8 Standard-of N J '....52 7-8 N Y Central Int Harvester North Am. Aviation . Republic Steel Hadlo Texas Corp. 45 3-8 Packard 53-' olumns and lilt deep belilnd their Ines at supplies nnd communicn- ions. A Chungking communique says fighters and medium bombers lostroycd or damaged 90 sampans nnd rivcrcraft and 90 trucks in over Japanese-held areas or Sunday. However, the .Japanese arc galn- IK steadily In Southern China. A cavalry advance unit was rcportet engaging Chine." ; Infantry wlthh 19 miles of Kwellin—former American base. And ihc southern force moving up to CM china In two I. reported near Wuchow. The.Japa nese say Wuchow Is the site of tlv Americans' most forward air field In Eastern China. But United Press Corresponden Albert Ravcnholt reports the Allie lost their most "forward air base in China with abandonment of th Kweilln system- of airdromes. H points out lhat Allied planes coul have flown from Kwetlin to mee Admiral Nimitz and give aerla protection to his amphibious force on the China coast. Writing from Hlh Air Fore headquarters, Ravcnholt estimate the enemy has come 65.0CO Iroops moving southwest from Hengyan toward Kwellin. U s Slccl ...•-... 573-3 w»ys. A set of dominoes can be com blued in 24,528,211,840 differei Gothic Line along a six-mile fron- lorth .of Florence today. .Battling. hrough that defense belt, Ihey reached a point only three miles rom Ihe junction of two main highways leading northward , thru the Apennine Mountains. On the other side of the front, British Eighth Army Iroops have'Complet- ed the capture of an airfield two :mles below Rimini. Livestock ST. LOUTS, Sept. 20 U.P.)-^- H6gs 8,700, salable 6,600! <op 14.70; 150-240 Ibs. H70; 120-HO Ibs. 13.25-13.15; sows 13.95. Cattle 3,900, salable 5,500; calves 2,500, all salable. Slaughter steers 9-11.80; slaughter heifers 8-11; stocker and feeder steers 7.75-13.25. . " New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. 2129 2133 2120 2120 2135 2113 2115 2102 2162 2115 2084 2085 2074 2074 2068 2153 2159 *2150- 2152 2155 2U6 2HS 2137 3137, 2i'48 From Gibraltar lo the Suez canal, by way of the ' Mediterranean" Is aboul the same dktanec 'as <New York City Is from San Dlcgo, Calif.

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