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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARXANSAfl AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI .VOLUME XXXIX—NO. 62. Blytheville Daily News Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader i.YTHEVILLE,'ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 1942 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Cossacks Slaughter 210()Nazis MOSCOW, May 27. (UP)—Russian Cossack cavalrymen in a daring big .scale raid 37'1- miles into the German lines on the southern front have killed 2,100 German officers and men, a Russian war communique .said today. It was indicated that the raid, on the quiet but potentially vital front between Kharkov and the Sea of Azov, was made partly as a reconnaissance operation intended to feel out German strength in preparation for a Red Army attack or in anticipation of a ne'.v German offensive. Reporting the situation on the Kharkov front, the noon com- munique said: Consolidate Positions "During last night in the Khar- kov direction our troops consolidated occupied positions, in the Ixyum - Barvenkova direction our troops waged stubborn battles with enemy tanks and infantry. In other sections there wu.s nothing to report." Front dispatches reported that the Russians were holding their line'in the Ixyum-Barvenkova zone south of Kharkov against increasingly furious German attacks, killing thousands of German parachutists and destroying hundreds of German tanks. There were unconfirmed reports that in other sectors of the Khar- Addresses Own Graduating Class With Gas Dole Delayed Leaders Seek Means Of Conserving Rubber WASHINGTON, May 27. <UP> — War Production Board officials, admitting that nationwide gasoline rationing probably can not start by July 1, today considered plans for such a program as a rubber conservation measure before the end of the Summer. No final decision was taken at yesterday's regular weekly board meeting, but WPB chairman Donald M. Nelson said that the office of Defense transportation had submitted plans for "rationing transportation" by rubber-tired motor vehicles. Was Suggested Date The July 1 date, which marks the end of the 47-day temporary rationing of gasoline in the 17- state Atlantic coast area, had been mentioned unofficially as a pos- sble time for extending gas rationing throughout the nation. Nelson told a press conference last night that gasoline rationing seemed to be the simplest ;ncthoc T kov front the Russians, after con- ( for conserving rubber ^and that solidating positions against Ger-' HOOUHtl Jap Flying Boats Raid Allied Base But Attacks Were Ineffective MELBOURNE, May 27. I UP) Japan, forced by heavy losses to change Its tactics, sont big flying boats against the Allied base ai Port Moresby. New Guinea, in night raids Monday night and last night Gen. Doublas MacArthur announced today. Both raids were weak and ineffective. Monday night throe o tho flying boats dropped bomb near an airdrome without doln any damage. Allied anti-aircraft guns hit one. and It was losing The unique distinction of making the commencement address at his j altitude when It disappeared so own graduation belongs to John McCarly, left, Amarillo, Texas cell- lt probably crashed. tor. He spoke at the West Texas State College graduation exercises. ~ , N " !) * nia K c K* % l*» rtll(! -,.„„,.. , . ° v.wiv.0. Only two planes were .sent against Mr. McCarty interrupted his college work to siarl a brilliant newspaper t ne b asc I RS J, , UBn t and thov like Rommel Strikes In Libya, Perhaps Threatening Suez; Somervell Now In London Number 1 Cadet career. Together with his duties as editor, lie found Lime to complete the others, did no damnge. college courses and earn his bachelor's degree; An interesting angle h In n further demonstration of to (hi, ta the fad that his d» U8 htcr Evelyn Jcann,. right, graduated from Amarillo High School the same night her father made the commencement address for his class. (NEA TELEPHOTO). man counter-attacks, had resumed offensive operations. One of the most ferocious battles of the war was still in progress in the Izyum-Barvenkova sector along a 25-mile stretch of corpse .strewn front, 70 miles south of Kharkov. Nazis Dron Parachutists The German command threw in fresh tanks and men in an attempt to break the Red army line. Parachutists were dropped in waves from great German transport planes. Parachutists were dropping night and day at points where isolated German strong point garrisons were showing signs of weakening Others dropped behind the Russian lines in an attempt to disorganize the Red army's communications. Special dispatches asserted tha the Russians had an unbroken record of success against the para ncre was not enough of this ma- erial for pleasure car driving. He idicated that administrative clif- iculties stood in the way of im- icdiately going ahead with nation- vide rationing if such a plan were idopted. The obstacles are expected to be cleared away soon. Price administrator Leon Hencicr- on is scheduled to confer with President Roosevelt today. Henderson has charge of gasoline ration- ng in the east, although a recent presidential directive gave ODT Director Joseph B. Eastman authority over rubber-tired vehicles, both passenger and commercial. Substitutes Studied Nelson and President Roosevelt at press conferences yesterday indicated that American ingenuity might devise something which could be used as substitutes for rubber tires at low speeds, 30 miles per hour or less. Neither of them gave the impression, however, that such Heart Attack Proves Fatal To Sidney Greer; Stricken At Work chutists. It said one entire big i rubber-less substitutes were in the group was 1 wiped out before it hit the earth and that automatic riflemen downed three Junkers-52 transport planes as they hovered^ above a front-line .position-.waiting to drop their men. Heavy Tank Losses It was asserted that the Germans had lost up 10 one-third of the tanks they had put into then- attack in formations of up to 250 each and official ' dispatches said the crack 23d German tank division, which had been held in reserve for a German general offensive had been routed in a counter-attack. Russian informants did not attempt to minimize the seriousness of the general situation on the Kharkov front. It was admitted that both sides '•were suffering enormous losses and that the Germans were throwing more and more tanks, guns and men into their attack. Nevertheless all dispatches reflected confidence that the Russians would break the German attack, sooner or later, and it was asserted that powerful as was the enemy assault, it was neither so powerful nor so determined as those of last summer. offing soon. Nelson said'that production of such "devices" was not now guaranteed although a dozen or so;projects were being investigated by WPB technicians. •- • 'Petroleum co-ordinator Harold L. Ickes in a speech at Boston last night said the nation has no right to ask sailors "to risk their lives for any but the most essential requirements" and that construction of the pipeline would help solve the eastern oil problem. Ickes told Independent Oil dealers in Boston that they should proceed on the assumption that ationing of all petroleum produc- ion, "on a rather severe basis,'/ probably will be necessary throughout the east for an indefinite period. OSCEOLA.. May 27. — Siclnej Greer, 49, field representative am salesman for the Missco Implement Company here, dropped cleac from a heart attack early this morning while standing in the door of the company's offices talk ing to Fabcr White, owner. Mi Greer .slumped suddenly to the floo and, although Mr. White and em ployees of the company appliec artificial respiration, died just a a doctor arrived. Miss Ruth Greer, his daughtei was working in the office of th Chevrolet Motor Company j u s across father the street .and saw he fall. She .was with hii HWAR BULLETINS planes downed three of a fleet of 16 Japanese /ero fighter planes In a short, fierce fight over nn- 1-other New Guinea area. One of the Allied fighter planes Is missing The Japanese attacks on Port Moresby gave the new searchlight batteries of the Allied outpost their first chance to go Into action It was noted, In the Monday night attack, that tho Japanese planes dropped flares In a vali \ attempt, to find a good target fo their bombs. U. S. Supply Chief Joins Conferences With Allied War Leaders LONDON, Mtiy '27. (UI J ) —Lieut. Gen. Brchoii B. Soin- rvell, chief of the United States army service of sup- )ly, has arrived in the Brit- sh Isles to join the high American military officials ilrcady here, it was announced today. In event of an Allied Invasion of the continent his would be the vital tusk of seeing that the essential supplies kept rolling to the combat forces. With Somervell, here officially "to consult with British officials on mutual problems rein ting to the Anglo-American war effort," »re Brig. Gen, Lcroy Lutes. Brig. Gen. Chnrlcs P. Gross and Brig. Gen. CHUNGKING, May 27. (UP) —Outnumbered Chinese troops are holding off the Japanese outside the Kates of Kinhwu, Chekiang provisional capital, 185 miles south of Shanghai, in fighting Unit has been raging around the city fx>r £4 hours. Chinese military quarters said defenders of the city were inflicting large casualties on the enemy which has lost between 8000 and 91100 men in the last Hi (Says. Earlier reports told of the hurling hack of the invaders from two to nine miles from Kinluva outskirts on three sides. West Point's top cndel, Jnmes II. Hottiniroth, New York City, graduated nt the hend of tins year's class wilh '.JIUH.'IG out oC a possible 3(Mr> points, lie ulso managed Army lacrosse lc;un. Mrs. Alice Wicker Dies This Morning when he died. ;,,..,.; Mr. Greer was born "in Wilso and worked for a while with th Lee Wilson Company. He has bee connected .with the- : Missco Implc ment Company here for sever yeare. He hns worked in one ca pacity or another with the John Deere Co. for the last 25 years. Funeral arrangements are incomplete though it is possible that services will be held tomorrow at West Memphis and that burial will be in Memphis. The Citizen's Funeral Home of West Memphis is in charge. Mr. Greer .is survived by his wife; one daughter,''Miss Ruth Greer; one -son, Sidney Greer Jr., 11; one brother, Deputy Sheriff Webb Greer, all of Osccoln; and one sister, Mrs. George Click of Manila. Charged With Embezzling Fees Of Workers At Ordnance Plant Mrs. Alice Wicker. 56. died early this morning at her home at 120 South 18th Street after a long illness. She was born in Blytheville and. had lived here all of her life Funeral services will be hclc nt the home tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. H Gream, pastor of Second Baptis Church, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Holt Funeral Home is in charge. Survivors include her husband, C. T. Wicker; three daughters. Mrs. Vcstcr Brooks, Mrs. W. P. Widner and Mrs. Pics Yarbro. all of Blytheville: two step-sons, Bob and Bud Wicker of Stccle; two sons, A. J. and F. L.. both of Blytheville; and one sister. Mrs. B. W. Norman of Brownsville, Tenn. James Kennemore Dies At Osceola OSCEOLA. May 27.—James E. Kenrmorc. 68, died here early last ni£ht after n long illness. Funeral services will be held at Swift's Funeral Home tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. Harold B. Tillman. pastor of the Baptist Church, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. E. B.* Bourland, pastor of the Christian Church. Burial will be at Bassctt Cemetery. Survivors include his wife; two daughters. Margaret and Betty Lou; three -sons, Charles. James E. and Henry H., all of Osceola. JACKSON". Miss., May 27.—Re- indictment of two men who had challenged sufficiency of orpinal charges. Tuesday was reported to Circuit Judcc J. F .Barbour following a called session of the Hindo County Grand Jury. W. H. (Squeaky) Harris, business agent of the Iron Workers Local No. 4G9, American Federation of Labor, was rcindictcd on a morals charge, following Judge Barbour's ruling last week throwing out the original charge. Ho pleaded innocence on arraignment on the original charge. Harris also was rein die ted on a harge of embezzlement in connec- ion with disposition of certain fees llegedly paid by two steel \vork- rs at the Mississippi Ordnance lant at Flora, over which Harris mion had jurisdiction. The two workers alleged they had paid the isual $13.50 initiation and examination fee, as well as weekly work assessments of SI.50. but had been unable to obtain their membership books. Harris is scheduled to go to trial icxt Tuesday. U. S. WEATHER FORECAST m.YTHKVTLLE— Little tempera turc change tonight and scattered (hundorshowcrs. ARKANSAS—Little change temperature tonight. Scattered thundershowers in the north por tion. State Relief Rolls May Be Cut hi Half Tn ci rmi nniMM IU JLUVV LJUVUIV Adkins Says Arkansas Might Avoid Gas Dole If Speeding Stops LITTLE ROCK. May 27. <U"P> — Gov. Hnnicr M. Adkins today said he would ask the state police to control all principal roads and issue warnings to drivers exceeding the 40-mile-an-hour limit. The governor said no arrests were to bo made, but that state and out-of-statc drivers must conform to the new limit to conserve their tires and cut down gas consumption if tlic state is to avoid gasoline rationing. "I am also coing to take out of service every unnecessary state- owned auto," he said. "If motorists and truck drivers will observe the 4.0-milr limit, thus conserving their own rubber. Arkansas as one of the oil-producing states, may avoid rationing." He also disclosed that considerable farm land on Die state farm cast of Little Rock had raved into the river that runs, alongside tho farm. He said employes reported the river falling, but recent high water had cut into the north bank and that two silos on the farm had already fallen into the river. BKHLIN, May 27. (German broadcast recorded by United frt-ss in London) — Reinhard Iluyrirkii, high Gestapo official in charge of former'Czech-" oslovahia'territory, was wounded in an unsuccessful attempt o nhis life at Prague where drastic military restrictions h a v c bccn ordered in the search for the assassins, the official news agency DNB' said tonight. AH C/.echs were ordered off the streets of Prague tonight and soldiers ordered to shoot anyone who fails to hat! When challenged. (British radio reported that a. curfew had been ordered for all Czechs and that "severe reprisals" were under way.) The dispatch failed to say where the attempt on the life of Hcydrieh took place, but indicated that it was on Wednesday. Hcydrieh is now out of danger, DNB said, and a reward of 10 million koruuas S'100,000} was Coffered for the capture of the persons who plotted the attack, WASHINGTON, May 27. (UP)—President lloosevelt today asked Congress to appropriate an Additional SfiOO.000,000 for housing an estimated 1,- GOC.OOO war workers whoh arc expected to migrate to centers of war activities in the next fiscal year beginning .luly 1. The President said that need for additional housing is urgent because "war production is now increasing in geometric ratio" and "pla.nl capactitics arc expanding faster and faster." Tuesday night's raid was th S5LU against Port Moresby. Decide On Snciik Tactics The enemy had paid dearly for a scries of attacks on the base, and apparently hd decided tht night sneak attacks would be less costly. Despite the success of the Allied air force, Australians Insisted with increasing emphasis on a need for more planes, because they believe that a new big enemy invasion thrust is imminent. A special dispatch to the newspaper Argus said today that it was an ugly. fact the Japanese hac numcrricat superiority in fightei planes and were rapidly building up tactical superiority. "It is the old story of brave men facing unnecessary danger simply because they have not go what they deserve—as rhueh pro tection'as possible from air attacks, the dispatch said. Dispatches generally agree that the Japanese ''had receive strong fighter plane reinforcement and emphasized that Alljed bomb ers, meeting them in 'incrca.sin numbers, had no fighter protcc tion in most of their raids. William C. Lee. Hold Important Posts Gross Ls chief of the services of the Supplies' Transportation Scrv- cc. Lee is commander of the Alr- ornc Command of the Army round Forces with headquarters Fort Bragg, N. C. Lutes Is chief f operations for the Services of upply. Somcrvell's arrival meant that vo of the United States Army's Big Three" under Gen. George C. Marshall, chief of staff, were now n Britain talking over the great roblcm when and where the ln- vltablc grand scale Allied offcn- Ive, which is to end Hltlcriom and he war, would be started. Lieut. Gen. Henry H. Arnold, •hicf of the Army Air Force, had SEEKS MEETING OF 5 EM Hostages Pay With Lives For Two German Dead; 200 to 1 Ratio LONDON, Mny 27. (UP)—Gorman military authorities Imvc executed 400 hoslngcK in Lithuania. most of them Poli:.s, in retaliation for the killing by puLrlols of two German officials, ti United Press flay. German General Von Rintclon, governor general of Lithuania, officially announced the slaughter of irrived previously with Rear Ad-(dispatch from Stockholm said to- nirnl H. Towers, chief of the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics. Third of the Army's Big Three is Lieut. Gen. Lesley ,-J r McNalr, command,- ing ground forces'." Engaged In Conferences Arnold and Towers, and Maj. Gen. Dwlght D. Eisenhower, tank expert, and Lieut. Mark W. Clark, Infantry specialist, who accompanied them, already were busily engaged In conferences with British military and political leaders and with American representatives here. Among the Americans they con- May Be Rommel's Long- Expected Thrust Toward Suez, London Says CAIRO, May 27. (UP)—A strong Axis armored column, supported by dive bombers, has' been engaged by the British after driving about 75 miles across the Libyan desert in what may be the start of Gen. Erwin Rom- mcll's long-anticipated offensive aimed at the Suez Canal, a British communique revealed today. A headquarters communique said, that "n large enemy armored force, during the night advanced • from the west to south of our positions around Blr Hachelm and early this morning the enemy was engaged by our armored forces." Bir Hnchelm Is about 40 miles southwest of Tobruk In the desert lying In the wide no man's land .separating the recently Inactive British and Axis advance positions. The strong German and lalian armorrid forces under Rommel's command presumably struck from positions cast of Mekill which lies 150 miles northwest of Bir Ha- chctm. The German forward positions from which the Axis advance started yesterday are based roughly between Tobruk and Derna and .10 advance described in today's ommunlciue appeared to be one f about 75 miles. • The covering f such long distances In the des- rt war are not unusual, however, jcrnu.sc of the use of mechanized orccs and the fact that .the Axis olumn.s arc not yet up against the British main line which lies west Tobruk at a point about 150 Inside the Libyan frontier 2(JO Innocent; men for each killed, the-.dispatch SB Id. He explained, It was added, that his 200 to one ratio was decided upon "because the crimes were of particularly grave character" and because he wanted to "deter Irresponsible elements from trying to create irritation and imrest." German dispatches alleged tha the hostages selected for t h e .slaughter were "saboteurs anc Communists." Candidate Here Today Leffrl Gentry of Little Rock, candidate for sssociate justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court, visited here today in the interest of his campaign. He seeks to succeed Justice Mehaffy, who is retiring; New York Cotton Adkins Wants Gas Curtailment Plan To Avoid Nation-Wide Dole LITTLE ROCK, May 27. — Governor Adkins wired President Roosevelt Tuesday urging a series of group meetings of governors throughout the country in an effort to avert stringent gasoline rationing in oil-producing stales Governor Adkins' wire said: "In re gasoline rationing: Please allow me to suggest before any definite decision is reached on gasoline rationing that a conference of governors of the respective states be arranged on group meetings throughout the United State, to discuss ways and means of voluntary curtailment or in some manner prevent regulations whicl will be too drastic. "This matter is of far-rcachin importance and will have an In estimably demoralizing effect. Sug gest conference of governors it areas easily accessible to their re spective states. For example, Mid western and Southwestern state at Kansas City and other areas ac cordingly. Similar telegrams also were sen to Price Administrator Leon Hen Mar May July Oct Dec Jan LITTLE ROCK. May 27. — If President Roosevelt's recommendation for a slash of $185.000.000 in the WPA appropriation is accepted by Congress. Arkansas WPA probably will cut its relief rolls in half and close the four district offices in the state. Floyd Sharp, state administrator, said Monday. The current quota is 17,000, Mr. Sharp said. Any drastic reduction is not expected until July 1. District offices are now operating at Jonesboro. El Dorado. Fort Smith and Little Rock. Mr. Sharp said work probably would be curtailed on a number of relief projects. Infant Dies Today Betty Lenora Mahon. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Mahnn. rity, died shortly after birth early this mornine. Funeral services wrre held this afternoon at Elmwood Cemetery with the Rev. Oscnr L. Hayes, pastor of the Church ; of Christ officiating. Cobb Funeral Home was in charge. prev. open high low close close 1072 1001 30f>0 H)75 1970 1081 10H2 1981 1DS5 1979 1<)H 1021 1010 1013 1008 1042 1048 1037 1041 1937 1057 19G4 1953 195S 1951 • IQfil 1957 tlted was W. Avcrell Hnrrlmtin, j British sources asserted that th Gcrmnns had arrested more thin iccial defense liaison officer. Somervell, a distinguished cngl- cer. fought in Prance in the last var with the 89th Division nnd itcr was In charge of war plans n the Engineer Corps at Washing- on. He is well known In New York, vherc he was first regional engineer and then administrator of the WPA from 1035 to 1040, when he vent to the Quartermaster Corps nrr g S ^ CC | is chief of construction. 80 persons in the Paris area anc that additional arrests were c:< pcctecl as tho result of a riot ii tho Chnrcnton -suburb of Pnri yesterday, in which one police man *was killed and two wcr wounded. II, was reported that many per sons were being arrested in othc towns of occupied Franco. were reported to hav Belgians as implicate In patriot railroad sabotage, and Informants here said that expert Belgian saboteurs were setting fires from Egypt. . , Today's communique said But- sh armored forces were, resisting u hc Axis columns South of Blr Haehetm but that "details of the *••""*•• -, jfcfr- availabACj" LISlES Mrs. Mary-Christina Popham Of Caruthersville Buried Yesterday CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., May 27 —Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Christina Popliam, 84, a resident of this city for 54 years, were held yesterday morning at 9 o'clock, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church n . rk . I Baby UieS In many factories. The infant sop of Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Gunter of Hornersville ?arly tills morning and was burled London quarters .said also that Na/l-domlratcd Bule«ria 111 »l- fthollt 1/)0o dvi]ims luui bccn n Maple Cemetery there. The child L rrcst . C( ] foi - sabotage. was three days old. It was reported Mint in Ruma- Cobb Funeral Home was In charge. | n j a 133 civilians, including several physicians, had been sentenced to prison for vnrious forms of .sabo- out Stock Prices and "failing to carry Iheir professional duties." A. T. &. T 116 3-4 A ™. cSST..::::::::::: %™\Mwra V Denounces Beth. Steel 52 1-4 Chrysler 60 1-8 Coca Cola 70 1-2 Gen. Electric 25 1-1 Gen. Motors Mont. Ward 20 1-4 UMW Resolution derson. Donald M. Nelson of the 1 Stiidebaker War Production Board, Oil Coordinator Harold Ickes and Joseph B. Eastman, director of the Office of Defense Transportation. Due to wartime shortages, pelicans in the London 700 have been taught to cat meat instead of fish. Navv Fund Grows-$1500 Weeded WASHINGTON, May 27. «JP) — 36 3-8 i President Philip (Murray of the 20 1-4 CIO today angrily left a meeting '. Central ............ 7 1-4 of the United Mine Workers Union Int. "Harvester '. 44 1-8 policy committee,,after denouncing N. Am. Aviation JO 3-8 | a resolution accusing him and the CIO of "sabotage" and "treason" in UMW affairs. Murryy> departure from the 4 !J~ 8 1 meeting followed a heated verbal Republic Steel 14 Radio 3 Socony Vacuum 7 Standard of N. J 34 3-4 l, ash between him and UMW Prcs- Tcxas Corp 32 3-4 Packard 2 U. S. Steel 46 1-4 July Sept. Chicago Corn prev. open high low close close 87s 88'4 87 % 88 to 88a 90 90% 89% 90Vib 90'A Chicago Wheat prev. Tho commit t no in charge of the Navy Relief Fund Drive announced today that, the goal of $1550, the quota assignf-cl i.o the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, is within sight. prov?;ling that the campaign horn is successful. The Navy Relief Fund is of nation-wide scopo and has bccn created for (lie purpose of lending assistance to tho familic.s of sailors and naval officers now serving on the seas, and those who have bccn killed in action. been assigned a goal. Chairmen of the various committees and the amounts which their groups arc supposed to raise include: Homer Nunnally. $100; W. P. Pryor. $125; Oscar Bailey. $125; W. C. Higgin?on, $100; Frank Wagner. $75; D. Hammock. $50: W. T. Barnett. $75; Loy Welch. $125; Ray Hall, $100; Cecil Wrotcn. $125: J. E. HaLscll, $50; and R. L. Wade. $100. W. T. Barnett was the first chairman in Blytheville to start his drive. He has already turned in $65 of the quota assigned him. open high low close close i Blytheville has been divided into /E. M. Woodard of Dell has corn- July. 120% 120% 120 120VI 120% ) 12 zones, committees have been pleted the drive in his community Sept.. 122^ 12314 122% 122% 122% [formed, and each committee has I and* exceeded the goal of $200. Chicago Soybeans prev. open hi?h low close close July 177 l i 178% 177 178 177-y 4 Sept.. ITP.i H3V. 171W 172% 171% Flagpole Climber Is 73 METHUEN. Mass. (UP) — When the 90-foot flagnolc in front of the Bavarian Reading and Progressive Society headquarters needs attention, society members call on 73- year-old Henry E. Syneider to climb the pole and mafcfe repairs. idcnt John L. Lewis over the resolution and was a further indira- the Rev. Fr. P. J. Doyle conducting the services. Burial was in Little Prairie cemetery and pall hearers were Harold Hamby, Leslie Ferguson, Ralph Ennis, . George Brown, Leonard Limbaugh, and Clyde Harper. Mrs. Popham succumbed Mon- iay at the home of Mr.'and Mrs. Bruce Fisher, with whom she resided for the past several years. She was born In Mead County, Ky.. the daughter of Thomas I. and Christina Cough. She was married in 1873, to D. M. Popham. and they moved to this city iiv 1&88. Mr. Popham, a former collector here and who took an active part in the development and growth of Caruthersville, died in. 1918. Mrs. Popham. was an activi Catholic Church worker, and it was due largely to her efforts that tho Sacred Heart Parish was established here. Mr. and Mrs. Popham did not have children of their own. but their affection for children caused them to rear four In their home, including Mr. Fisher, whose parents died when he was young; Mrsi Mayme Wilks; Mrs. Cora Huffman; and Mrs. Ed. Mack, the latter of St. Louis. Other survivors are -a number of near-relatives hero and elsewhere, particularly in Kentucky, where a number (.ion that, a complete split between the UMW and the CIO apparently might not be far off. The resolution was presented to the policy committee by the regional directors of UMW District 50 who had framed it. a.s a meeting presided over by Lewis, who last night characterized Murray as a "former friend." of cousins reside. Motorist Injured E. B. Gee suffered a knee injury in an automobile accident near Parma. Mo., last night, according to reports received here today. Mr. Gee is at his home on Highway 61 north. Labor Payroll Still COLUMBUS, O. i UP)—Industrial payrolls in Ohio were up 37 per cent in March over the same month a year ago, and rose two per cent over February this year. New Orleans Cotton prev. open high low close close 3992 2000 1992 1995 19DOb 2010 20060 2000b 1913 1921 1911 1915 1911 1962 1969 1957 1962 195 1977 1964 1974 1973 197 1979b ISSOb 1875b Mar May July Oct Dec Jan Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS. 111.. May 27. I. UP)—Hogs 8000-7500 salable. Top. 14.30. 180-250 Ibs, 14.25. 140-150 Ibs.. 13.25-14.00.' Bulk sows, 13.40-14.10. Cattle, 4000. SI. Steers. 10.25-15.00. Mixed yearl., heifers, 11.00-13.25. SI. heifers, 9.50-14.00. Stocker, feeder steers, 9:25-13.50. Beef Cows, 9.00-10.25. Canners, cutters, 7.00-8.75".