RACINE, WIS., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 7, 1939. Tel. Jackson 600 28 PAGES—4 C E N T S
Neutral Sources Tell of FightingOn Western Front; Germans
Claim More Successes in Poland
Nazis Reported Planning Quick TriumphFollowed by Another Peace Proposal; Poles
Contesting Every Yard/ Says Chamberlain
Great Britain and France, assertedly are preparing for a long; war to block Adolf Hitler's plan for a "lightning war' seizure of Poland and a quick, triumphant peace. French troops punched cautiously at the German Rhineland defenses, reportedly advancing seven miles in some open sectors.
Artillery fire thundered spasmodically along the 120 mile front.
In the nazi plan for a quick triumph to be followed by another peace proposal, the first six days of war In Europe appeared to be following schedule.
In London, however, the Times, which frequently reflects government opinion, commented:
French Gain Reported. .
In Basel, Switzerland, border advices said German advance guards were withdrawing slowly into their main before a French advance as deep in some places as 9 1/2 miles.
Heavy air bombing of German industrial areas in the Saarbrucken region was reported by Italian newspapers in dispatches from Brussels.
The rumble of French heavy artillery was also heard in the Saarbrucken region, the messages said.
On some Polish fronts, the Berlin high command announced that nazi forces were ahead of schedule
BULLETINSFrom German Sources
Slovakia's eastern army has pushed into Poland along the eastern half of the Slovak-Polish border and now occupies an area nine to 11 miles deep, the general staff announced. It was announced that all territory taken from Slovakia by Poland in 1920, in the autumn of 1918, and the spring of 1939 again is in Slovak hands.
BERLIN.—(U. P.)—The population of large areas in the Rhineland have been or are being evacuated as a precaution against a French offensive in the west, it was reported in authoritative sources.From Allied Sources
PARIS —(INS)— The first hospital trains carrying wounded began to arrive in the Paris region this afternoon. Wives and mothers were being notified that husbands and sons had "died on the field of battle.
PARIS —(INS)— Capture of 100,000 Polish prisoners was claimed by the German radio, according to a Zurich dispatch to the Paris-Midi.
LONDON. — (INS) — The Irak (Mesopotamia) government decided to sever relations with nazi Germany.
OTTAWA, Ont. (INS) — The Dominion of Canada this afternoon was pronounced in a state of war by Lord Tweedsmuir, governor general of the dominion.
From Neutral Sources
WASHINGTON— (INS) — The navy department suddenly canceled the shake-down cruise of one of its newest submarines, the U. S. S. Spearfish, and ordered it to Guantanamo bay, the U. S. fleet base in Cuba. It was understood the move was made because of reports of the presence of German submarines in the Caribbean. The Spearfish is at Bahia, Brazil.