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Sore 1Y«te Poper/ /Ms ypfuoUe *6 fAc War Wort! Watch this paper for Collection Datttt VOI,, XU—NO. 107 Blythevllle Dally News BlythevUlo Herald Blythevllle Courier Mississippi Valley Leader __TOE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTH BAST MISSOURI ELYTHRVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, OCTOBKR 2, J9-W SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS U. S. OPENS BIG OFFENSIVE NEAR AACHEN Scientist Fled Paris To Avoid Teaching Nazis Gives Lectures Here On Experiences Under Germans In France The six months of careful planning, conniving and suspense before escaping in 1042 from German- controlled Prance was recounted here today by Dr. Pierre Lccomte du Nouy of Paris who could talk of his flight for the first time, because of the recent liberation of France. Dr. du Nouy, French scientist and lecturer, spoke twice today and will address an open meeting tonight, relating his experiences in "Two Years in Paris Under Hitler's Rule." Officers and enlisted men at Bly- thevllle Army Air Field made up an audience addressed this morning nnd n talk to COO cadets followed a luncheon at the Officers' Club there. lie will speak tonight, 8 o'clock, nt Hotel Noble In n public meeting sponsored by the local USO ami Junior Chamber of Commerce, following a dinner meeting of the Jay- cces. Military causes of the collapse ol France, reasons for the prestige of De Gaulle and the superb British , Secret Service in France were prin- ti clpal topics discussed at the morn- Ing meeting. Talks of Normandy Why American landing troops found such an nbundnncc of food and clothing in Normandy and cou- Wage and Price Stabilization Policies Should Be Unchanged During War, C of C. Head Says By United Tress The President of Die United Stales Chamber of Commerce, Eric Johnston, has jnit forth opinions on one of tin; nation's biggest present and post-war hoineliont problems, wage and price stabilization. Ho told a War Labor Board at a hearing lodav on Ilio Little Steel Wage Ceiling Formula that lie would hack progressive wage increases after the war. But Mr. Johnston strongly ur^cd thai present wntre and price .stabilization policies be kept up for the rest of the ditions of life in Paris were topics also included in his talk to the ca- dots. These interesting developments of France under Hitler's rule are to be discussed tonight when Dr. du Nouy also will tell of "tactics" used by • Germans to obtain control of facto- rles and other businesses, Includ- inn the manner in which'bonds were obtal ned throug h stockholders. More l fortunate thin, most of the ~ 'at night across the boundary, through the death-beckoning marshes and over thb Pyrenees into Spain, Dr. du Nouy and his wife were able to leave their birthplace in a more comfortable manner, but equally as dangerous. It was his being a scientist that made him risk his life and that of his family in leaving France because ho was well treated by the Germans, he said. "That was because I am a scientist and inombor of the German Academy of Science, but I learned. through a 'leak 1 , that this 'kindness' was a forerunner to my being rc- ' (picsled to go to Berlin as a professor and so, or course, I had to leave because I would never do that", he said, But. because he was lecturing on scientific subjects, Dr. du Nouy was able lo secure a permit "to lecture on science in the unoccupied zone." Mrs. du Nouy nnd her husband preferred to risk deatli rather than he parted and after months of care- lul thinking, a plan was decided upon, Physicians Helped Several physician friends signed certificates that Mrs. riu Nouy was "seriously 111 In an advanced stage of tuberculosis," although if German doctors had checked and found her well the French physicians would have been Imprisoned as she was not HI. "But the doctors did such things as casually as if they were making change lor a quarter nnd expected nothing In return. Everybody helped everybody else when they could," ' Dr. du.Nouy said. It -was only by sheer luck that _ Mrs. du Nouy was not one of those , ' selected at random to be'clieckert by .German physicians, after liavln /.been issued a permit to go into 'more healthful climate, or that the Wo permits tearing the same last iame did not go through the same ifllce. 'If either of these had happened, It .Vmld have been the end, not only Us eut our only son. whom we were leaves behind, because he was yomf a«d could 'take if and our docto; friends would have been given loiig, prison sentences at hard labor", the lecturer added. Dr. a nd Mrs. du Nouy went first to niit>;cupied France, where they obtained visas lo Spain and Portugal and awaited American entry permits which they obtained at Lisbon. The very few fortunate enough to complete their escape were kindly received by the Spanish author!- 1 tics, Dr. du Nouy said, but'ndded many n'lio tried were killed and others caught as the carefully guarded boundary and marshes were two dangers not easily overcome. Dr. du Nouy, who spent eight years In New York prior to returning lo his birthplace In 1927, Is having his nr st stay In Arkansas. From here he goes to Stuttgart and Little Rock for similar engagements. Since May he has delivered about 250 lectures In the New England states and along the Atlantic seaboard as 11 special lecturer for the Army and Navy Y. M. C. A.-USO., Monjrrry was the capital of Cnl Itornia under three different flags? Spanish, Mexican and American, Attendance High At County Fair Tofal Of Spectators May Set New Record; $5400 In Prizes With the grandstand overflowing for attractions ol the Mississippi County Fair Saturday and Sunday, the 1944 event was a financial success, it was announced today by J. Mcll Brooks, secretary of the fair lie night entertainment of musical revues and afternoon horse races proved popular features of the fair with hundreds unable to crowd Inlo the large grandstand. A check was being made today to ascertain whether this year's attendance will match that of a former fair several years ago when a new high was readied. Prizes totaling $5400 in cash were awarded to various departments of the fair including the 'races, the stnte Duroc show, general livestock contests and Negro exhibits. Although exhibits of white communities, home economics, vocational agricultural arid individual farm and home products • were omitted this year, because of-'War tlmetcdn- tiUIuns, those displayed were of unusually high quality and many fav-, orable comments were made, It wns pointed out. ... .' The fair, which opened Tuesday with the Arkansas State Duroc Show, featured Ihe National Cotton Picking Contest Wednesday, stage entertainment Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights, running races Thursday, Friday, Saturday nnd Sunday afternoons, general exhibits nnd the midway of Buckeye State Show carnival which began operations Monday night. Attendance was high dally, except Thursday night when all departments were closed because of the rain, with Saturday afternoon and night showing largest attendance. The fair was singed with co-operation of county extension agents, white nnd Negro, with Clarence H. Wilson, president of the association, and J. Mell Brooks, secretary, ac- llvely In charge, assisted by the directors, R. E. Blaylock, J. A. Leech, Russell Phillips, Jesse Tny- lor, R. D. Hughes, L. H .AUtry, B. G. West nnd Hale Jackson. WillV "It is the only anchor we have a spiral of rising casts and prices. 1 ' However, wage and price stabil- isation Is Just one of many post war problems being considered by ;he Chamber of Commerce. The :lg agency has concerned Itself with another vital question, Social Security and alter months of work has came up with a 21 point program to be presented to Con- It calls for expansion of the Pilots Training Here To Remain Until Nov. 20th Reservoir Of Pilots Full, Army Reveals; Production Slowed MONTGOMERY, Ala., Out. 2 — Slmlcnl.'i in Eastern Flying Training Command pilot schools will be retained In the phases of training In which tliey are currently engaged for an nddlttonnl five weeks commencing Oct. IB, 11 was announced (oday by Grig. Gen. William S. Gravely.' commanding general. A Wnr announcement from Washington, said the temporary retention In phase was directed by Army Air Forces Headquarters "because the Army's reservoir of pilots Is filled." — _. ..._ Tn o order applies to all phases present laws to Insure protection of undergraduate pilot' training , against unemployment, disability • throughout the AAF Training Com- j mid old-«gc destitution for almost " llmll 's nationwide network of fly- the entire nation. ,j"R schools Including pre-tllght, The Chamber of Commerce': Battle Victim preparations lor peace Ls Just one ---,-, -w-uuio *•-i,i itxmjf; |ji i;-unjm. ( .1-rimary, basic and advanced, offl- ° clnls here said. Ten weeks is' the Pfc..I5ob Allen Harris of Cooler was killed in action In France on Sept. 10, according lo n mrwiime received by his wife, Mrs. llessle Hell Harris of Cooler. Private Harris had been stationed overseas for six months and was stationed In North Ireland before being sent to France, of many such moves all across. pi ln s t . s normal jwrldd for encli o! these the .country. The automobile Industry took its first big slcp towards peacetime passenger car manufacture today when It sub- mllcd ta Hie Wnr Production Board a list of 300 tools needed for reconversion. A WPB spokesman says that the tools are all for new car production and he expected purchases to be applied for In the near future. Workers which some day may be helping to turn but cars for peace- lime America are on strike t.oday at the Globe-Wernlcke Company's Cinclnnall plant. About 2,200 members of the United Automobile Workers walked off their Jobs today In protest the company's alleged refusal to pay a week's salary to two suspended union officials.,.,'." .,' '*'' .•''' ' Simultaneously, another strike in Kansas City, Mo., has virtually hulled production of. the Navy's number one priority fljrcrtift engine. About 3500 workers at the huge Pratt and Whitney plant laid down their tools at midnight, and an unrevealed number ol other em- ployes have followed suit by falling to report for work. Labor's part In the political campaign Is In the news today, as it's revealed that the CIO's Political Action Committee's four week fund campaign has fallen far short of its' goal. Only .sketchy reports arc In ns yet,' but It's learned that the drive to get each ol the 5,500,7,00 members lo put a dollar Into the fund did not go across with the expected enthusiasm. Guard Members Go On Bivouac At Jonesboro Company K, Blythevllle's unit of the Arkansas Guard, returned last night /roin a brier bivouac nt Jonesboro where men from companies at Batesville, Jonesboro and Blythevlllc studied field problems and partlcijxUed in maneuvers. The 24 members of Company K who made the trip were accompanied by Capt. O. w. Coppedge, commanding officer, and Lieut. W. R. Crawford. Jn charge of the one-day blvounc were chemical warfare officers of the Eighth Service Command and of regimental headquarters. Manila Farmer Dies; Services Held Today P. P. Bcnn, farmer nt Manila for 30 years, died lale Thursday at the state hospital In Liltle Rock to which he was admitted 10 days ago. He was 60. Born In Dyersburg, Tcnn.. he lived there until he came to Mississippi County. Funeral services were held this morning at the Manila Church of Christ by the Rev. F. W. Sweet, pastor, with burial at Manila Cemetery. He Is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillian Bcnn; Ihrce daughlers, Mrs. istclla May Strickland and Mrs. iAgnes Ifowcll of Manila, and Mrs. !pay Billiard of Parkin, and two Sons, Pvt. Bailey W. Bcnn, with the Fifth Army in Italy, and E. L. Bcnn of Manila. j Holt Funeral Home charge. in New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. Open high . 2210 2215 . 2211 2217 . 21SG 2191 . 2210 2210 , 2205 2206 low close 2200 2202 2213 2200 2201 2214 2184 2184 2107 2203 2203 2213 2193 2193 2208 $2/00 Raised In Community Chest Drive Wllh $2100 contrlbuled to the Community Chest for 1D45, a, committee will make solicitations beginning tomorrow In Inpes of raising the remainder of the $7875 sought, it was announced today by Harry W. Halnes chairman. While contributions made by mall were gratifying, only slightly more than one-fourth of the goal was received lo make subslrmtial gifts Imperative, If the chest nlds worthy causes during next year, it was rolnted out. Organizations assisted In this manner are: Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, City Library, School Band, Parent Teacher associations, Cemetery associations, Social welfare Goodlellows and special activities included in the contingent fund. Firemen Answer Calls Two fires last night and this morning resulted in minor damages. An OK Cab taxi developed a short In the wiring nt 11 o'clock last night at the corner of Main and Fifth streets but the small fire was immediately extinguished. The roof of n servant house at the rear of the E. E. Stanley residence, 400 West Chlckasawba, was slightly burned when sparks ignited the shingles this morning o'clock. ir.40 Livestock ST. LOUIS, Oct. 2, (O.P.)—Hogs 11,500; salable 10,000; top 14.70; 150-240 Ite. 14.70; 1201140 Ibs. 13.2514.25; sows 13.05. Cattle 11,000; salable 9,000; calves 3.000 all salalc; mixed yearlings * Heifers 10-12,50; slaughter steers 3,75-17.25; slaughter heifers 7.7516.50; stocker and feeder steers 7.75-13,25. Chicago Wheat Dec, May open high low 164 If, 164 v, 1C3 161 161K 1IS9J4 close 164',', 163'i 161 Graduation Postponed this action, graduation cerc- nonles in which advanced studcnl.-i ;ct their wings nnd appointments us flight officers or second llculen- ints, nre postponed from Oct. 15 to Nov. 20. The Wnr Department's announce.: mcnt from Wnshlnglon Included an' sxplanallon of the ncllon by Gen. H. n. Arnold, who said, "The mo- Jillty ol tills global war In which air power .plays such a vital role', demands that a reservoir of well trained pilots be maintained to' ncct the shifting needs of the com- iat air forces. To keep this reservoir filled required long termi planning of the most complicated naturo'due tq.lhe fact that It takes Umosl two,years lo give our pilots .he,kind of training , we want there-, lo have before they fncc the enemy. The one thing we could and would not risk was n shortoRc of pilots at any critical stage of the war or 'the necessity of throwing partially trained pilots into bntllc. We, therefore, geared the Training Command to quantity production which hns filler! Ihc reservoir lo the brim. NOW the production rate can be reduced temporarily." Furlheit Chiinge Possible > The War Department emphasized ihe fnct Hint the five-week time .hull set for the period of additional '.ralnlnrr was based on a continuing war with Germany and that In Ihe event Germany is defeated during Ihe Inlerlm Ihc situation will be reviewed again, In commenting on the directive, LI. General Burton K. younl, coin- mandlnq genera) of the AAF Train- Ing Command sal,| from his Headquarters in Fort Worth, Texns, "It Is our Intention to utlll7C this additional training period to the fullest extent to increase the proficiency of our graduates. Detailed curricula for the cxtrn five weeks have been drawn up nnd will be put into operation on Oct. 10." Training Command officials said that commanders throughout Us network of flying schools assemble- their students this morning to announce the action and describs details of tlie additional training. A letter slenerl by Gen. Yount and nddresscd to pilot trainees wns read to all assemblies. Affects Undergraduate Pilofs The War Department announcement said that the directive nppllcs onlv to undergraduates in pilot training. It docs not apply to bombardier nnd navigator Iralntnij, nor to training progrnms for Air Transport Command, foreign, nnd women pilots. Graduale pilots receiving transition training In 2 lo 4 engine specialized schools nnd fighter pilot transition schools nre not affcclcd. .They will move on to their next assignments on schedule. Graduate pilots to fill the classes scheduled to enter the transition schools on Oct. 16 will be drawn from other sources. As n consequence 6! this order. Class 441 which was exnccled to graduate at Blyttievllle Army Air Field on O:l. 16 will receive additional training here and will graduate on Nov. 20. Kennett Youth Fatally Injured Services Held Today For Younger Brother Of Local Resident Jack Wells, is-year-old foolbull plnycr of the ICemietl, Mo., teiim and brother of Mrs: Raymond Johnson, vvn.s Instantly killed when struck by n truck lute Friday near Kennett. Funeral services were lo be held there this afternoon. Mrs. Johnson, who went to Kcn- uett Immedlulcly following 'the itc- <:ldcnti--Wii.s-joined later by Mr. Johnson, who 'will return' tonight'. Tlic accident occurred ns members of the team, returning from a giiinc, slopped to give iisslftnnce after seeing a car overturned. 'A Dealers • Trntisiiort truck crashed Into the car, which struck Wells and the Kennett coach, who were seriously Injured. Several.members of the team were standing near the car overturned In the ditch. The Wells youth lived In Ul.vlhc- vlllc when a child with Ills mother, now of Konnctt. 70th Negro Soldier Convicted In Mutiny CAMP CLAtBOllNE, La.. Oct. (IF.P.)—The tenth conviction In eleven trials ot Negro soldiers nc- | cuscd of rioting at Cnmp CJlai- bornc on the night of Aug. IB, was announced today by Ilrlgndicr General Louis I 1 '. Guerre, ciitnp commander, In cases tried on Friday nm! Saturday, three men were given life sentences and one :)0 years at hard labor. The court martial testimony only disclosed that the three men given life were ringleaders in an atlcmpl to Incite their fellow soldiers to mutiny and refused to obey orders from superior officers. Two of the men, First Scrgt, Thomas A. Terry of Washington, D. c., and Sergeant Chnrllc B. Coleman of Hunlinglon, W. Va., admitted being armed with carbines against orders and another, Pvt. Lawrence Bcalc of Philadelphia, Pa., admitted he removed an Army truck from a inolor pool wllh Ihc purpose ol transporting men Involved In the imillny. Technician Firth Grade Willie C. Edwards of Lovclady, Tex., received the sentence of 30 years at luud hard labor fr-r Joining the muijny. It was revealed lhal Edwards Was one of a group which attempted to storm a supply office "with an Inlcnl to procure ammunition." Navy Discloses Daring Mission To Wotje Atoll 2 American Warships Rescue 700 Natives While Japs Sleep WASHINGTON, Oct. a IU,1'.)_ One of the most unusual fenl.s of Ilio Pacific wnr oiinic to light this iiftcruiion. Tin; Navy reveald (Imt two small American .war.slilps succo.s.sriilly evacuated the civilian imputation of Wotje atoll In (he Mnrshalls, » Japanese fortress. The during mission mis nrcom- pllshed at night much to the luoi II- lleiillon of the iiciuliy enemy garrison of several thousand soldiers run! Korean laborers. Move than 700 unlives were Inken off the Island, one of the most bombed places In the world, it h n s been bombarded from the sea and ulr nhnosl continuously since Ilio first of the year, Directed Rescue The. rescue operation was carried out under the direction of l.lout. Eugene llognu of Wtishhujlmi, 1). (.'., a Civil Affairs officer from that area, Several nnllvns win previously find escaped were aboard the American wnrshtps us they slipped fllcnlly Into a Ingocm ou the enemy Island. They went .skimming over the reef in their outrigger ciinoc.i'and landed on the village hcpflh where they slipped from hut 'lo Imt to arouse their (cllow tribesmen. Quickly and silently the '100 rolled up tlielr mats, gathered their poultry and pigs and fled to the tiny oul-rl[!gers, At daylight,, Hie women, children and aged were luiulcd aboard the A'arshlps nnd the, oul-rlggnrs were lied together In n, long lino • w^h i. -lashing lha,l : extovulcd lo the mother ,s!d[). -'The rosiill was. tlid iiti'angost convoy s ever scon In the history of modern warfare. Natives Cclclirulc The native.! were set ashore nil (he beach of another ntoll where '.hoy singed a great celebration lor their Amci'Jain resellers. Other expressions of gvnllludc. among Pacific natives have also been repotted, especially by P-3B pilots attacking enemy Installation:In (he Philippines. ' One cxhumcrnnl airman told nboul a Filipino mnlrl who whipped off her : sfirong lo wnvc nt him, lll.s Intelligence officer put down the story as "wishful thinking" and suggested the. girl probably waved a shawl or an apron. Heavy Bombardment Hits Siegfried Line Before Yanks Attack LONDON, Oii. 2 (U.I 1 .)— American troops opened an offensive on a wide front north of Aachen today with one of (he Invest iissaulls since the buttle of Normandy. :••; The First Army i.s officially revealed already to have- pushed umiss the Wnrm river and the rail linking Aadiryn io Dnsselilorf. ' • .i-'American radio correspondents revealed Unit the Yanks started moving ut !) o'clock this morning after one of the-' heaviest artillery bombardments in the history of warfare. • -. „, Some BOO warplnncs, pacing the assamt, ripped n wide, gup in the Slegfrlcud line, nnd the correspondents sny American troops now nre pouring through it straight toward the bnnk.5 ut the Hliltie river. Describe Rnmbanlnicnt As (he correspondents, Ned Calmer of CBS nn<I James Cussldy of NIJC, loll tlic story, American big Kims coughed some 30,000 shells (it the Germans for n blazing 12 minutes. Then, as the last echo died awny the planes came over. First, the mediums, coming In high, then (he taw flying nghlcr-bombbrs, streaming across In hutches of 30 to '10. loosing wuds of explosives and Incendiaries.down on the Siegfried Missing Auto Is Recovered At Hayti, Mo. Harry w. Halnes' car, stolen Saturday midnight, was found abandoned last night at Hnyli, Mo., and officers believe the same thief stole two other machines later. The car, stolen from In front of the Halnes residence, 1025 Wwt Chlckasawba, Is believed to havo been used by the same thief who stole a car near"where^ the Blythe- vlllc machine was abandoned'. The missing Hayti Vcar was found abandoned at Carulhersvllle, Mo., from where another car was stolen which has not yet been recovered, Missouri officers announced.* , , The Blythcville car was iindam- nRed, with Ihc keys loft, in the IK-. Dillon switch, but it wns nut of ens. Funeral Held For Baby The infant son of Mr. and Mra. W. F. Fit7,hii5!h was (lead at birth this morning nl the parents' home r,t Number Eight Community, near Steele. Mo, Condition of the mother wns satisfactory, fv Funeral services' were to be held this aftcrncon at Number Eight Cemetery. The parents have two other sons. Wallace and Delinar, nnd Ihrce daughters, F.lva, Lorraine and Geneva, Holt Funeral Home Is in charge. Weather AEKANSAS-Cloudy with showers In northwest n'.id extreme north portions. Elscwliero partly cloudy Ihis afternoon and tonight Tuesday mostly cloudy wllh occasional rain and cooler except In extreme southeast portion. October wns ushered In yeslcr- Gay^wlth Summertime weather, the pfficl»lthermometcr climbing to 85 degrees'' nnd the sun shining brightly. ^Minimum tchipernlure last nlglil HVM 62 degrees. '"*•->. 9,898 Poll Tax Receipts Issued Many Negroes Among Those Who Seek To Qualify As Voters A record number of poll taxes were Issued In Mississippi County lor an "off election" year, prior lo final time for paying the tax Saturday midnight, with 0,898 Issued from the two offices, It was announced this afternoon. The number of poll Inx receipts Issued In an "off ycnr" usually totnls from 1000 lo SOOO, It wns pointed nut, wllh 12,051 lssuc( last year prior to this year's election for an nll-llmc record. Although figures have not yet been compiled on number of Ne- procr. paying poll tax, It was believed approximately 500 Negroes paid their lax, the largest number ever to exercise that privilege. In former years, approximate!} 200 Negroes have purchased pol tax receipts here and something less than that number nl Osceoln. Tills year, there wns little If any increase In the number purchased by Negroes at. Osceola but n much larger number purchased receipts nl the Ulythevlllc otflce wllh prac- llcally all buying them Friday nnd Saturday. Of the 0808 total bought, there were 5503 issued from the Blythe- vllle office nnd 4305 from the Osceola office. TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Home Defense Is No. 1 Duty Of Luftwaffe 11) .1AMKS HAUI'HR United 1'ress Staff Writer Oerinany'K nlr force now Is flght- ng Its last battle—the biilllu for Germany ll.sclf. The are estimated lo have n front, line nlr licet numbering 4000 ilanes. Yet, nowhere are Ihcy pulling up a strong fight except Inside tho Itclch. For weeks, Allied supply planes nave been .shuttling unmolested across western Europe to deliver food and equipment to the front. Slow gilder tow planes have luin- nercd back nnd forlh across* Holland. Yet on most days fewer than 100 enemy plnnca are sighted over The Netherlands. The Hermans nl- lackcd NIJincRen on Sept. 22, but thu raiding fleet numbered only 20 planes., / , , Inlands !JKvacinitccl i Rhodes, Crelo and Ihe Aegean Islands arc iKlng evacuated by tho Germans under pcrslstcnl, yet un- conlcslcd, Allied nlr attacks. The Husslnn nlr force Is repeatedly bent' Ing ui> German transiiorls leaving the Baltics., On Sept. 25, British line. As the last plane droned iiwuy In the distance, the ground forces, tanks and soldiers, Jogged forward. The big push wns on. , ... Incidentally, United Press W;ir Correspondent Jack Prankish re-: vcnls Hint the famed American First Division, Ilrst to land in Africa and Sicily, first lo land In Normandy nnd first to break out'of the beachhead, was the first to force the Siegfried . line. H Is commanded by Ma). Gen. Clarence Huolmer.' ' . - Cicrman broadcasts also spoke of ' another Allied offensive on the Third Army froiil; But-neither re- pqrUs from headquarters or the front ben'r out the Oernian claims—which"., .- lirpbnbly were no ihbfc than a'typl- cal "llshlng expedition," Harder Town Captured United Press War Correspondent Ilobert Richards, now with the Tliift! Army, said It has captured a German-Luxembourg border town, planes attacked u huge 20-sh!p Oer- i prcvemnachcr, 15 miles northeast of man convoy off Holland and met no ' [I 1 .? *'ty ot Luxembourg. Tlic.. town opposition except anti-aircraft fire. On Ihe other hand, Allied planes raiding Germany itself have run Into powerful opposition. From Monday through Thursday of last week, American heavy bombers were over Germany 16 Hie tune of nl least 4400 fiorltea. And losses for two of those days alone, Wednesday nnd Tlniis- dny, ran to 01 planes. The 1Q planes shot down Thursday comprised the greatest single day's loss since April 2flth. Thus, Oerinany Is passing up every opportunity to use Its planes— except to combat raids on Germany llsclf. H Is snvlng Its dwindling nlr Heel for n last-ditch defense of tlie homeland. The reason tor ttvs enemy's /cars over the safety of the Helen nre clear. Allied planes now arc based ou Gcrinany's very doorstep. llhliieliuid Targets Nearby Planes based In the Lowlands nre only a few minutes from the great Industrial cities of the Rhlneland. Allied heavy bombers, Hying from Britain, had to pack n ton of gasoline lo ferry two tons of bombs lo the Reich. Now they can devote far less space to gasoline, more to explosives. Striking from Holland, Allied planes are no more than 300 to '100 miles from Berlin. In Britain they're twice as far away. On top of that, fighter-bombers based In Britain could only reach to within 15 miles ot the German frontier. Now they can lly deep Inside the Reich. German Interccp'.ors used to dog Allied bombers from the time they reached the French coast on l way out until they reached it on the way home. Now all Gcrinany's butter territory Is in Allied hands. For three years Germany's radar system for detecting approaching planes was strung along the French Belgian and Dutch coasts. Now It is located Inside Germany itself. One British expert estimates that the Nazis' warning period has been cut from 15 to 5 minutes. X'azis Lose Kcpair Shops , On top of that the Luftwafi; has lost Its plants for aircraft mntnte nance and repair which were massed In the Lowlands. Olio cf the largest factories, for Instance, was located near Antwerp. Now all this extra work has been thrown on the bomb- plastered plants Inside the Reich. 7_B Further, German airdromes in Ihe Low Countries were so constructed 3-8 as to protect planes from strafing 1-2 Allljd fighters. Parked aircraft were 3.8 widely dispersed and further pro teetcd by concrete pens. But no such 1-2 safeguards were provided for «ir- 1-2 dromes in Germany Itself—now 1-2 within mnge of British and Amerl- 1-2 can fighters. 3-4 The bad-weather month of Octo- 1-4 bcr Is traditionally unfavorable for 3-4 air attacks. But, in spite of this, 3-4 i Germany is In for the most power- 1-8 fu! nlr offensives of the war. Axis 'l"-4 i Europe has shrunk virtually lo the I--I j frontiers of the Retch. Planes which 5-8 .have been striking nt Ploestl, at alr- U S Steel 33 4.3. dromes in the Low Countries,' at N. Y. Stocks A T & T 162 Arner Tobacco 68 Anaconda Copper 27 Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Coin Ge:i Electric Montgomery Ward 63 92 137 37 53 N Y Cenlral 18 Int Harvester Noith Am Aviation Republic Steel .' .. Radio Socony Vacuum . .. Sludcbaker Slaudnrdof N J . ,. 'Io.\as Corp. . Packard . 79 . 9 . 19 . 10 . 12 f'tf . 45 5 [ell after n brief street .battle'n'hd the Germans fled across the Moselle river Into tho Reich. 'Hie Third Ar•\y also has acVWinccd three nnd one-half miles north of Nancy to capture what Richards calls "iin.-'-, porlant heights." ' /.-'' The Americans also lmve_ Shocked out 19 German tanks Vnd cnp- .ured 200 prisoners In clearing a forest H miles northeast of Nancy. To the south, the Allied Seventh Army Is fighting n savage Junglc- ',ypo warfare through the Vosges nountalns. Taking u cue from the Japs, Nazi snipers now are tying themselves In Irccs to take pot-shots nt the Allies. However, French nnd American troops under' General Patch have fought to within 10 mllw or less of Belfort, commanding ,a mountain gap back into the Reich. Counter Blows Kcpulscd .".On the other end of the long front, the British Second Army has shaken oft several German counter-attacks In the Ntjmcgen area. But there arc no new major developments from that area. ,. .. Behind the lines, Canadian troops are reported storming historic Dini- kerque where Britain's beaten army streamed out of the continent in the bitter spring of '4oi The Cana,-/- dlans, who toppled Cnlals at mid/ night Saturday, arc expected to deal swlllly with the 15,000 Germans still holding out In embattled Dunkerque. The Canadian assault' gradually is depriving the Germans of their lost robot bomb sites along coastal •' France. However, Stockholm passes on a rumor that the Germans are working feverishly on new rocket bomb bases In southern Norway. If the Nazis have any such bases on the Islands In the estuary of Holland's wide Schelde river, chances nre they won't be there long. Supreme headquarters has broadcast a warning to Dutch civilians of n coming "severe nnd prolonged bombardment." The broadcast tells the Hollanders: "For your protection leave the islands. If that Is not possible, if it i5 necessary for you to remain on the islands, remove yourself and your---families to a place of safety." The Allied objective In clearing the Islands of the Germans is (a. free the port of Antwerp whose sea- • going traffic must move past them. "• Infant Dead at Birth The Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Irbv Leclbetter was deaj al birtli early today at Blylhevitle Hospital. The baby's name was to have been' Irby Ledbetter Jr, ,'. . Funeral services were to be held this afternoon, 4 o'clock, at Memorial Park cemetery, Holt Funeral Home was to be in charge. ' ,'. ,. • the Aegean islands, at Balkan rail lines, now can devote their fn'il a;.- tention to the Reich. Germany, once the bull's eye of Axis Europe, now 15 the whole target.

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