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M. KM. Pop.,, H ,-, ,„„,„,. , 0 (|B % , ^ ^ Ms ^ hr ^^ DM VOL. XLI—NO- ICO BIJTHEVILLE ^COURIER NEWS —— L"U5 DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NOrtTHEAST AUKANSAS ANn B n,m±±±Z,. X ^ • 1L ^ » T kj NOBJTHEAST AKKANSA3 ANU SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Blythcvllle Dally News Blythevllle Courier Blythevjiie Herald Mississippi Valley Leader SINGLE COPIES ^IVE CENTS ;' F.D.R. Proposes Program To Put Vets On Farms Asks Wickard, Mines To Work On Project For Men In Service WASHIlTOTON/Scpl, 23 <U P )President rioosevcll has asked two of lite top advisers at once of a to go to work program to help about one million members of tlie armed forces establish themselves in civilian life as fanners nnd ranchers The White House reveals that the President has sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Claude Wick- nrd, and. Veterans Administrator Prank Hiney. asking them to make a survey on the project and report at the earliest possible dale Tlie Chief Executive points out lhat there arc reliable estimates that more than 'one million members of the armed forces want to go into agriculture after the war Mr. Roosevelt suggests that "adequate • credit upon reasonable terms mast be assured'' lo help veterans settle on their own lands He added that the land for a vel- eran "consliutes an economically .sound farm or ranch from which he can earn a sufficient income to 1-ccp Ills family in comfort and -health, educate his children, and integrate himself and lite family into Ihe cormmlly as happy and useful citizens." The President suggested that some sort of training might be needed for inexperienced veterans lo make sure that hose who start to farm will continue "with reasonable assurance of success." On the political scene, it looks as if Ihe inter-parly battle among Texas Democrats is over, with n clean cut victory for the pro- RoOKevelt faction. The Texas Supreme Court has ordered the names of 23 pro-Roosevelt electors be '-placed on the Democratic ballot in ;^he state's;-ge'ni;rti flection, In November. This baI16t" will "supplant a former list, which Included 15 electors who had said they would not vote for the Roosevelt Truman L ticket. " ' ' V Tlie battle for the ballots moved '.'into (lie city of Boston, where both Republicans 'and Democrats are holding slate conventions. Blames Republicans At the Democratic conclave, Governor Robert Kerr of Oklahoma accused the Republican party of losing the peace after the first world war. He added: "The GOP leaders fought every move prior lo Pearl Harbor whose purpose was to make this nation strong in military power and prepare it against any war if it came." He added that thc reason Governor Dewey has made no clear cut declaration for a world peace organization backed by force, is because "he never has had, and does not have any such purpose in his heart." On the other side of the political fence, however, Republican vice presidential candidate John Bricker made substantially the same charges against the Democrats. He charged that the Rooevelt administration's policies of expedience had led the .nation into thc present tar. And he charged that the New i5eai furnished Japan with the ma- crial and power to make war and "took no heed of the gathering war clouds." Bricker also told newsmen in Boston that lie believed Wendell Winkle will endorse the Republican ticket before the campaign is over. Another speaker at the Republican convention, Governor Leverclt Saltonstall ol Massachusetts, said that the really vital issue in the election is which party offers the best rope of leading the United States in peacetime years. He added: "At home tho election of Tom Dewey is the best guarantee that the United States will go forward as a land where our citizens can get jobs, earn a good-living and get ahead In life." To Ihese Republican claims and charges, President Roosevelt will make his answer tonight in an address before thc A. P. of L. Tcam- .stcrs Union in Washington. The j.peech will be broadcast at 8'30 p. m., C. W. T. Already Entered $2000 Contest Next Week W '' l Vl!c f™ 11 '' ili! ° f th ° ™ U °" • Mclion of lhc U '. litc(i ICKlllg Loillost to be held in HKHW^.!l}« \w > r i i ji n^-iu in ijiyuicviiic lYcctno.sdrt v C-year-oW Missouri school youth picked 127 WAITS RESC Qsceola Soldier Among Missing On French Front Pvt. Robert Kersey, 28, of Osceola. lias been missing in Action In France since Aug. 15, the War Department has informed his wife the former Miss Virgil Barton of Tyronza, and ills parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Kersey of Osceola. In the Infantry, Private Kersey had been overseas since last Spring. His wife, daughter of Mrs. Vern Ballon of Tyronza, is employed at tlie Firestone Plant In Memphis Born In Caruthersville, Mo., his family lived in'Osccola several years prior to 1929 and later lived at Dyess before to Osceola last December. Private Kirscy has five brothers Pvt. Arlis Kersey of the Arm v stationed in Texas, Roy Kersey of En- glcwood, Calif., staff Sergt. Cecil Kersey of the Army Air Corps stationed at Robins Field, Mncon, Ga., John Kersey of Jclllco. Tcnn., and Billy Kersey of Osceola,- and a sister, Miss Marie Kersey of .Osceola. Governor-Elect Visits County B. Frank Williams Honors Laney With Informal Party =<• The -ncxt_.goyernor' of Arkansas visited', in Missfeippi Countj- las night when he \vas-guest of lion or at a supper party given by State benator, B. Prank Williams of Osceola. The Informal affair Prom Texas. Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama. Oklahoma, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee aii(j Arkansas have come entries from men—nnd women—who believe they can win .1 portion of Ihc $2000 to be given in cash prizes. Oi the 150 already entered n number are those who have won prizes ranging f r0 i n $25 to $1000 In previous compcllllons with two former champions lo be on hand ' With Ihe grand prize to be 51000, second prl^c is $250; third prize $100; five'prizes of $50 will be given for ihe next awards and awards wInne 5 rs W ' n "" 0h ' e " '" C " ext 10 To Defend Title Wesley Buck, Hornersvjlle, Mo school teacher n ntl farmer, will defend his title won by picking no pounds last year. Seeking honors for thc third con- 1 Ecccilivc year will be Eligah Gordon. Negro, .who came from Har- rlMnirB, Ark., to win the 1942 title by picknid 102 pounds, bnl who did not finish in Ihe money last year Soviets Battle In Outskirts Of Latvian Capital Fall Of Riga Would Climax Long Fight For Baltic States LONDON. Sept. V3 (UP)-R(ldtO Moscow, today said Russian troops now arc fighting in the suburbs 5? Riga ihc Baltic port llml Is Hie capital of Latvia. The capture of Riga would all bul end Ihe ,o, lg hattle for thc 13n tics. The Latvian capital Is lhc ast major port of evacuation for the German Raillc Army. A German military suokesiiinn says the Nazis arc trying to get out Of Latvia now, by >vny of the Giilf of Rga. The Germans admit ' withdrawn! Is bclni heavy the under „ 'made Russian pressure. The new developments In Latvia are almost parallel to the occur. flTlf^w I,nrln.-.}.... ... ~ . •- _L nnces yesterday lit Estonia. The Germans were hard-pressed In tho capital at Tallinn, and istonlnn , they attempted a belated cvneiin- Tallinn -- -.-. was attend- \py B4 friends of Governor-Elecl Ben Laney of Camden, at the Williams' country home on Highway 61 two miles north of Osceola. No announcement was made of political conferences held while In Osceola with thc visit termed "just a friendly get together." Mr. Laney motored out to his farm on Highway 40 west of Osceola and visited with his brother Dave Laney and familv, and also inspected other businesses in which "e and his brother ar e interested at Osceola. In addition to men from South Jdississippi county, these also attended: from Blytheviile, Jesse Taylor, H. Highfill, G. E, Keck, Clarence H. Wilson, W. W. Watson George W. Barham, Fred Saliba, Ed' Cook and Dwight H. Blackwood, who recently moved from Osceola to Blytheviile; Proscculing Attorney-Elect James Cecil Hale and County Judge C. H. Bond of Marion; state Senator Don Lawrie and Rep. Lamar Rodgers of West- Memphis; State Senator-Elect John Mosby and Dan Perils of Lcpanlo Assisting Mrs. Williams were Mrs John W. Edringlon, Mrs. L W Walters, Mrs. Dave Laney, Mrs Lloyd Godley, Mrs. Bob Glllespie Mrs. J. L. Williams and Mrs. Sam Coble, all of Osceola. The Williams home was arranged with groups of tables on the sun porch and in ihe house where autumn flowers decorated the din- Ing room table, from which was served a southern supper aienit featuring Mississippi County barbecue. a honeymoon In 1941. when he picked 119 uounds to win top honors, and Harold Mason of Scnath, Mo., the first champion, will not compete this year because both arc in the service. Simple in plan but unusually colorful, the National Cotton Pickin? Contest has swept Into worldwide fame " with sevoral foreign countries seeking Information with the view of staging similar contests. Entries Close Wednesday Conlestaiils may enter ' th c contest up until Wednesday morning 9 o clock,, when' they meet/ at tlie field prior tii.the contest beginning at 10 o'clock:;. • • > • ' .Rules are. simple. Any man, woman or child anywhere, of any race, may enter the contest by Paying a $10 entry fee. Prizes will be awarded those picking the most cotton in two hours with "condition of cotton picked and condition of rows after picking also to be factors considered .by judges. Sponsored this year by tlie Junior Chamber ol Commerce, with aid of business firms, local residents arc expected to be on hanti for the event which will attract visitors or a wide area. Among prominent visitors expected will be n number from Memphis. where much interest has been •shown by leading citizens because of the kindred intrest In cotlon production of this section, it has been poinled out. on. But the Russians smashed their ship., t obits, and cnme Into fast that few of thc :apc. Red Star e com- - ~ stnlc.1 icnt. . . ' In Poland, thc Red Army Is i. polled inside Warsaw proper, ha Ing crossed ti )c Vistula rlrer in frontal assault. Observers belie' Moscoivs continued silence on l> righting around Warsaw Is a goo Indication that Hie Polish nnde ground reports on . the Russia smash into Poland's capital-, a In Hungary, Berli n admits. Ru, Stan break-throughs near the T rttl sylvanln,, capital of Cluj. v Th e -Bri sli radio says Russian and Romar laiv troops have reached Hungary southeastern border, and ipnny Hungarian lown Meanwhile, In .Greece, a 'slron patriot' army Is reported lo marching agalnsl Athens. Turkls sources say partisan Occupation the Grec 1 " —" • • And the Germans in Athens ai apparently worried. Dispatches iroi, Ankara sa v tlie German command er in Athens has told all thc pco pie'to be calm and not believe th partisan rumors, it i s n iso rcportc that the Nazi leader has distribul ed handbills lo Inform t| lc Grec people lhat lhc Germans have Intention of destroying tlielr ital city. cap These include: Fred Lucas, on Picking Contest for Memphis; Gorman Dalrymple, president of Memphis Cotlon Exchange; Arthur 3ower, secretary of Memphis Cot- .011 Exchange; Francis ' Hick- nnn, owner' of Cotton Trade Journal, official publication of this industry; Rhea Beck, executive scc- etary of the Memphis Cotton Carnival; H. w. Slavlck, of WMC; ^Ved Lucas, civic leader and cotton roker and a number of other colon men, , Cameramen Cumin? Among visitors also will be oth- representatives of WMC, Memphis radio station; five icadijii! notion picture companies which Extortron Hearing Scheduled For Monday JONESBORO, Ark.. Sept. 23 (UP) 5~Prelimlnary hearing for a West Memphis Negro, accused of attempting to extort $15,000 from two Memphis business men, has been set for 11 a. in. Monday by .U. S. Commissioner Miss Clara Bro«'der of Jonesboro. Tlie accused Negro, Sam Brown, has denied that he is the man FBf agents are looking for in connection with the plot. Brown was; arrested by Memphis and Little Rock FBI agents when he approached a spot near West Memphis where he had ordered Ihc two men to leave cash under threat of death. Ho is being held county jail pending (Horning ' Plan Rites For Mrs. M. B. Cooper, Cooter Resident Mrs. Claudic Lee Cooper, wile ol M. B. Cooper, died yesterday afternoon at their home In Cooter Mo She was 58. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon, 2 o'clock, at Oak Ridgc Methodist Church, with Miss Lengenia Young in charge of services. Burial will be- at Cooler cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Willis Owens Ivy McCoy, Philip Lambert, Clovls Lewis, Carl Reed and Homer Blessing, all of Cooler. Born in Centervillc, Tenn.. Mr. and Mrs. Cooper had lived at Cooter a number of years. Besides her husband, sh» Is survived, by three daughters, Mrs. Lorene Durham, Miss Alice Cooper and Miss Gail Cooper, all of Cooter. Cobb Funeral Home Is in charge Weather ARKANSAS —Partly cloudy In south; cloudy with showers and cooler in north portion this afternoon and tonight. Sunday fair and cooler. Maximum Un-.f-eratiire yesterday in Craighcad. was 83 degrees and 53 the low for the Monday last night, according to", the official weather thennometcft igain will record the event in ptc- urcs to be given nation-wide dts- ribiitlon. jill press services In the Unlt»d States and numerous pho- ograph services and city ncwspa- ers. They will be guests or the Junior Chamber of Commerce with Jim Smothermon, general chairman of this event, serving as official host. Other chairmen to assist will be: Kemper Briiton .publicity director; Scotl Alley, arrangements dircclor; Charles Brogdon, general finance; Coleman Stevens, rural finance, and members of the Advisory Board, B. G. West, R. D. Hughes, c. C. Langslon and Charles Rose. The competition Is expected lo be of wide interest to spectators, all of whom will bo admitted free to watch Ihe start and finish of the contest w be staged on the site east of Walker Park, where the contest has been held for the past three years. The large plot of cotton has been defoliated to insure a fully matured field and to allow the workers to Pick as rapidly as possible. With Ihe contestant; lo assemble at 9 o'clock, a full day's program has been arranged to be climaxed with announcement of the winners and awarding of the prizes beginning at 5 o'clock In front of the grandstand of the Mississippi County fair grounds. BAAF Band lo 1'lay Biytheville Army Air Field's band will play a program of approprlalc tunes until the contestants begin their lask of picking the fleecy white staple. Spectators will assemble at the grandstand at 11:30 o'clock to watch the pickers bring in their sacks with 'Sinn Rhodes" radio artist, to Ixs- "•--' on Page 3) Would Burn All War Bonds To ' • Cut U. S. Debt CHAMPAIGN, III., Sept. 23, (UP —Some people these days say lhc\ have money lo burn, and that's lus what a University of Illinois professor wants.everyone In thc natloi to do, burn War Bonds. The professor, Prank Dickinson says that's the way to help reduce the national debt. Professor Dickinson Is a slide-rule wizard and creator of a widely ' used Dickinson * i"l Systcm for fo otball teams And hes not at all perturbed that Secretary of the Treasury Morgen- tliau calls his Idea a "crack pot' scheme. What he proposes Is a "victory bonfire" next July 4th. Every family in thc United states will contribute an equal share of War Bonds in- addition every family will hand over to Uncle Sam five times ra total Income tax. And that, sars the professor, will reduce the national debt to Its pre-war level. The professor says: "Getting thc Jintion out of the led ink should be the home front's gift lo returning Gi Joe." Sanatorium Workers To Have Pay Increase UTTLE ROCK. Sept. 23. (UPi— The State Tuberculosis Sanatorium hoard of control has decided to Increase pay of approximately 20 low-salaried employes to help U- levlate an acute labor shorlagc. : The board has agreed to use about 15,000 In cash funds of the Sanatorium lo cover salaries up lo F(b 1st and to ask the 1945 legislature to make a supplemental appropriation of $34,000 to cover increased wages from Feb. t until beginning of a new fiscal year July 1. ; A budget request of $1,861,000 for the 1S45-47 bicnniilm was approved during the meeting. Superintendent Dr. J. D RiJey says there are 187 unfilled lobs at the hospital. The board also approved establishment of a 4,141 acre game refuge on tho Sanatorium's caltle farm and authorized holding the Arkansas- Oklahoma field trials there. ; Temperatures In different purls of ihe body vary, although normal Residents of Miblln, Poland, open oven door of Germans' Mnldmiok crcmiilormi:-, i lo sue grim evidence; thai lho ostensible war prison was iicluaily ii monslrous murder camp. . Knch of crematory's (| vo ovens could burn half n dozen corpses In 25 lo 45 nilnules. Philippines Puppet Government Now At War With U. S., Britain Ity.Unlleil 1'rcss The, of the I'liilippiiicM in iiL'war the U in led SUiies and Uritain. Tokyo radio says inippol, pro.-mlcnt Jose Liii TOMAV8 WAR ANALYSIS Allies Follow Three Roads Info Germany "y JAMIiS IIAKl'KIl UiiHcrt 1'ress Slant Writer Three hiviisirm roads .stretch buck Into Cle-rmuiiy fioin western l!nro|ic, and tlie Allies ure astride every one tlciwrnl ration's Third Army ami tho Seventh under General I'ntch nro slrlklntf along the southern route, General Hodges Is leading his I'lrsl Army over lho central rond And General Dfinpsey's Brillsh' Second Army, aided by alr-borno Iroops Is moving along Ihe northern roulc ntitural oh- ClmrnclcrMlciilly,'' the enemy said lei For Counfy Highway Department Also Will Maintain Former County Road Two slalc roads In Mississippi Counly will |) C l ml ,, om , tmmal. lately and a county road has become n part of the slate system The road extending from Marie hrotrgh Dyess on lo Lcjmiilo for- nerly a "comity road," will be Maintained In the future by lhc itate after having bccn'lnkeri over r.y the Slalc Highway 'Department The five-mile rond Icndfrig from •Shonyo south Is, lo be Improved with dirt gaps to Ihe graveled ami bridges repaired. DcLaughtcr and Jiikc of Prescotl received thc con- racl for a bid of $8000 That part of ihe Lepanlo road •mining cast, which lies In MIs- IssippI County, along with that iart in Potosett County, also will ie similarly Improved by ihe state Cnrtwrlght Construction Company >f Jonesboro was the successful 'fdder at $8100. it offered an omwr- Umity to criish Ihc Allies hi one destructive blow. 'Ihe (lUisllng laurel already had proclaimed inarllal law In Ihi; Phil ippincs, following altacks' by a poiv ciful Unllcd Slates -insk force the Manila, area. • TJiero sllll was no American con irniallon of Japanese reports yes icrday that a second carrier ral Dad been made on Manila, nn Gcncrnl Mac-Arthur announces lha .Navy Calallnns sank four carg ships In raids off i], c 'souther Philippines, and said a heavy Ame r can cruiser bombarded Koibr ii he minus north of Pclcllu. Koro is the enemy military liemlquiirtei 't"! ', £ "I 011 " 0 " 1 cenlei ' of Ihc man dated Pnlaus. i On Pcicllu. Ihe Marines arc rnak fug only slight progress agnins Japanese fighting from wc)l-dc fended position., on a moimlal dominating ih c west coaslal rldgc But an oulslandlng etory of Amc ncan heroism comes from Pclcll lotlny. A lone Infantry landi ni barge partolling enemy waters nortl of Ihe Island frustralcd a despcr ate effort to supply nnd relnforci lin trapped Japanese garrison .The LCI spotted n flotilla of sev en Is better protected ninny's* western border. Dense forests, wide rivers and sleep mountains lovni n nnrlh-soiilh bell dividing lho western nations, from O c r in H n y. Yet, lormldable as are those barriers, tho Allies have charted courses through them. In the sonlh, Germany In walled oil by lho Rhine J '«ncs Hnn>w river, wh'lch runs a straight conn from the Swiss lionlcr 160 miles noiih almost lo Frankfurt. For 100 miles or thai distance, it's banks aiv lined on the French side by llm Vosifcs mountains and on Ihe Ger\vi IK I 1 " 1 " '? y tl10 Ulllek Por «sl- "I'lK"- Both tree-clothed mountain spines rhc some four thousand feel.. llelfoH Hap Hoiilo Bul through this maze of obstacles the Dclfort G«|i fmmcts tack Inlo Germany. This entrance into the Reich lies between the northern •_ i end of tho Jura rnnuc and Hie aoulh- j.crn end of the~ Vosges. The fortress town of; Bclfori;, .whose ramparts Were begun- In ilOfiC, stands guard o.vcrjtlje' pass:>At liic last'official rc- P.or(.;- ,tIto, AJIlcs,wpro.. closlng a(jn)nst Ilplfort," which \vas a batWgroiiml lliiii30'Years' War. and once In Ihe Franco-Prussian War. The. central sector,'of lhc 'long western front is equally difficult territory. However, from Trier, the Moselle river slnnls northeastward through a deep valley to Join Ihe Rhine at Coblcn/.. It Is Hanked aliovc by thc volcanic Eiffel plateau, whoso conical peaks rise :i,000 feel. On the south lies the Htinsnick plateau which Is checkered by deep crnler lakes. The Moselle Is a swlfl- llowlng river and frequently -spills over Its banks al Ihls lime of year. However, Ihe IT'sl Army, slrcam- Ing through Its-'-. Icy, .would enter one of thc most .Ighly Industrialized areas ol Germany. East of lhc Hunsriick plateau lies nn urcn populated hy 2,000,0^ people llml coh- lalnltig the great cities of Mainz, Saarbmckcn nnd Karlsruhe. A First Army spearhead originally pushed Into Germany in the Trier sector, but was hurled back across the bar- n enemy bnrges and Instantly at Inn ' ^ K Strl " Kllt lnto thc ff Senator Truman Will Speak At • ^emiscot Fair Announcement lhat Sen. Hurry 'ruman, Democratic candidate for ice president of the United States, 'ill speak nt Cariithersville, iWo on ie night of Oct. 7, was made last Ight'at a meeting of the'Women's democratic Club in Etcele, Mo. The meeting, held at the Stcelc Igh school auditorium, was attend- d by a large number of prominent Jcmocrats from .Pcmlscot County nd adjoining counties. William orscy of Washington, D. C., form- rly of Canithersvlllc, was a visitor The speech by Senator Truman, it believed, will l>c thc firsl time a andldate for one of Ihe two hlgh- .t offices in the nation has spoken i this part ol the country during a LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 23 (U P )— ampaign. James A. Emery, general coulisse! Mrs. Roland Green, Mrs. Loy of Ihe National Association of /elch and Mrs, James B. Clark nt- Manufacturers, says it Is ndcd thc meeting from Blythevtile. Congress lo conlrol ngcncics am) bureaus ton. Emery says man agencies arc necc;sary In something as complex -- government. But adds: "The f matlon with al] guns firing On barge sank, and the others were pressed against the beach where they were cnughl In a swift acrla and cruiser attack. Five more bare es were destroyed, and its es tl mated that VP ry few enemy troons ever readied safety. The news from Soulhern China sill] is Bloomy. A Japanese com- miiiilnne announced the capture of Wuchow. iratcway to Kwnncsl province and 150 miles southeast of Im- perilled Kwcilin. The communique claimed that Jap troops driving m miles west from canton look Wuclmw hi their march towards American bases. Btil in Burma. Fourteenth Artm Hoops pushing the Japanese soulh- ward have canlureri Tong/aiKi—tlie 'asl big village on the Tidd'im Soys Congress Should Control U. S. Agencies Arkansas Republicans redict Stronger Vote LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 23. (UP)_ ' rkansas's 20 electoral voles will be st for the Roosevelt-Truman tlck- at thc November general clec- on. But Republican leaders pre- ct thai their candidates will re- ive more votes In the state this ar than any time in modem hls- ry. Republican National CommlUce- an Wallace Townsend of Little ock says minimum county quotas Mar. ggregallng 80,000 votes have been',May t up by state headquarters on the f July up to and check in Washing- agencies should give us impersonal and Identifiable government rather than, a often n., has been the cii.'e. personal and anonymous rule." The lawyer says the agencies can be ertremely useful to government if controlled by Congress. N. 0. Cotton ''ody temperature it, considered .to;basis of tlie 1810 federal'papula-'Oct. be 93.0 degree Fahrenheit. lion census. - | De 2126 2110 2072 2152 2134 2136 2122 2090 2152 2143 2123 2107 2072 21-18 2134 2133 2119 2037 2151 2143 am 2104 2068 2148 2132 Relief Column Tries To Reach Trapped Forces Fate Of Offensive Momentarily Depends On Weary Paratroops LONDON. Sept U (TJ.P )-Tbe British Second Aimy has rc-scued one band of encircled sky troops at Arnhcni. and U stihlng desperately lo break thioiigh to the main forge The chief gioup of parachutists is fighting beyond the upper bunk of thc noilhcin Rhine arm In ihe Arnhcni aien Thej are healing off repeated Ocfman lank and infantry nllacks. The first Billhh icllef column drew up to lhc lower bank of Ihe Rhino firm Jnsl evening Front >c- ports sjiy it linked up with a small outpost of the sky flghtcis. 'And a Headquarters dispatch says Montgomery's men found thc highway bridge -leading to Arnhem "Intact. British Tanks Attack The. Second Army icnclied the •pan (ifti-f smashing thiough a fiery, foe l ie coiridor of enemy iinis. Hrl tanks Immediately uncased a iii ,|\u barrage of cannon and inach gun fire on Nazi positions uroi i'tl the Isolated paia- chuUits. 'iiie .Germans lilt back with n miudciftus artlllciy 011- iloiigHl, UK) n furious duel between Ilic two sldeu is still continuing. Tlie fata of the entire Allied northern offensive rests momemai- lly on lhc courage of the British lank men on the <soutli bank of the Rhine, and the dwindling band of iiky. troopers on the north bank. : A violent engagement Is still under wny nt"Elsi; four rnftes hclaw Arnheni. the Gcimans at this village,; after being evicted fiom Nljmegon, sol up « bilstllng blook of tanks and aitlllery to slop Iho Allies from shooting icinforcemanb through the Rhine. Montgjmeiy's " ?5i men, strndtllirig ttair. tanks and der. Great Water Barriers Across the northern road to Berlin lie some of Europe's greatest water barriers. Tlio Rhine river follows n generally northward course from Switzerland lo a point In Germany opposite Holland. Then It swings sharply west. And, Immediately It crosses the Dutch border, It splits inlo two east-west rivers. The northern arm keeps thc name Rhine. Thc southern leg, which carries two-thirds of Ihe water, becomes Ihe Waal. Twenty miles south thc Waal, or southern branch, lhc Maas follows a parallel course The Mnns, which hi Belgium is known as the Mouse, is 300 feet across at this 'point. Thus three successive rivers, first, -lie Maas; then lhc Waal, then the Rhine, combine into a formidable water barrier for Iroops pushing lorlh Ihrough Holland. But once hose Ihrce are crossed, those troops night swing east into Germany's marshy northern Ilatlands. British paratroopers at Anthem arc across all three barriers. The Second Army's rescue column has :rosscd lhc Maas or Meusc and lhc Vaal or southern branch of the ihine. It now stands on the south- rn shore of the Rhine's noiiherr .rin. Once that last barrier Is crossed, wo courses will be open lo Ihe Miles. They may pound cast along the x>ggy .Luneburg heath stretching hrough Bremen and Hamburg to Berlin. Or they may spill down be- Ind the Rhino and Siegfried lh\> ito the Rhlneland, thc most densi- populated area for ils size in all Europe. Such are Ihe three mads into ermany, pll wint—Berlin, converging on' one York Cotton lar. far uly 'Ct. 'CC, 2123 2103 2071 2147 2136 2134 2117 2083 2143 2141 211& 2098 2068 2140 2131 2130 2118 2114 2098 2085 2066 2147 2143 3NO 2131 Chicago Rye 'CC. Jny open high 98 W 100'.i 98 100 close 100 91-X 89 % 97S i (old, jAffot' Irresistibly through the Niul screen. Infantrymen followed «)) io Hold open the gap for an additional flow of lellef columns, Cillghl In Cross-Fire Enemy artillery, which commanded the highway north of EM, blanketed thc Tommies wilh.ili' Icmlvo cross-fire throughout tlie cnllro course of their inarch lo the ilvcr. Low-hanging clouds and mist continue to hamper the Allied rescue expedition. The weather makes It all bul imposlblc lo ferry in supplier to the beleaguered parachutists, or lo llirow any strong nlr force ngnlnst the Nazi blockade. Another proof of the savage German determination to check the Hilland offensive Is-seen in the ferocious battles raging along the flanks of thc Allied spearhead hustling iip from the Belgian border to Arnhcni. One powerful Nazi lorce threw a flying wedge across Ihe corridor late yesterday.,'.',The attack threatened to head off Montgomery's entire armored thrust. The Germans smashed across the main Eindhoven to Nljmcgcn highway at n point 13 miles above Eindhoven. British troops instantly countered the flanking blow, but latest reports say the situation is confused. More than 100 nilles to the. south, the American First Army Is mopping up in Stolberg Inside the Siegfried Line beyond Aachen. Victory For Pattern Below Stolberg, General ration's tanks and lank destroyers won n smashing victory over a strong German armored force that tried to hurl them back from . the Mcuthe river line. Tlie Nazis broke oil battle this morning, after losing at least.60 tanks in the past 24 hours. Allied losses were much less. The enemy's Panzer, casualties in Ihe area for the last ten days now run to well above 320. . . At the lower tip of the front, General Patch's ' Seventh Army unlls w™ 'nail gains in a batlle arc loo' rarely ten miles, from BelCort. N. Y Stocks AT&T ............... ... Amer Tobacco ..... ....... Anaconda Copper ....... . . Beth Steel ..... i ..... ..... Chrysler lei 5.3 72 3-8 26 7-8 61 3-4 SI 1-2 Gen Electric ....... . ...... 3^ Gen Motors .............. SI 7-8 Montgomery Ward . ...... . 51 1-2 N Y Central .......... ... ; 18 1-4 Int Harvester ............ 79 1-4 North Am Aviation :..;... 9 Republic Steel .,,... ..... . 18 1-4 Radio . .... ............... 103-4 Socony VacUum .......... 12 3-4 Studeba.ker , ............... 191-2 Standard of N J ..... ..... 54 Texas Corp , .............. 45 7-8 ?ackard . .....,., ........ . 5 1-2 U S Steel ................ 5S 7-8 Chicago Wheat .open high low - close pr *1. 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