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BUTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS • THE DOMINANT NtiWSHAPKR OP'NORTHEAHT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEABT M18SOUIH VOL. XLI—NO. 218 BlythevUle Daily New BiythevUle courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Volley Leader HUTIIHVILLB, ARKANSAS, KK1UAY, HKCBMBKK 1, 19-14 SINGLE COPIES FIVE ''CENTS' BIG BATTLES RAGE ON SAAR, ROER RIVERS TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS,. Complications Will Confront AMG In Ruhr i By DAVID WEEKS United Tress Staff Writer 'flic Allies are fighting the first buttle of the Ruhr in Germany now, but they'll fight a second battle there after the rich urea has been conquered by our arms. The job of getting the German economic machinery in action again, promises to be as much of a fight as the present job of knocking out its industrial and military machinery. The death of the Ruhr must be accomplished with guns and tanks, planes and bombs. Its resurrection must be accomplished with patience and fortitude economic ingenuity and resourcefulness on the part of the Allied officials lo whom the job falls. It is not an easy task. By the time the Allied armies marcl through the Ruhr it will be a dum[ heap. Its furnaces will be cold. It, factories either flattened or closed Its machines dead still. Gas anc electric power will be off. Banks wil be shut tight and transportation lines will be stagnant. Unemployed Population 111 short, an area of 10DO square miles will be in complete paralysis. One and a half million Germans will be without any means of livelihood. They'll be hungry, with no food available and nothing to buy it with if there were. There will be a state of complete collapse. The job of the Allied military government will be to resuscitate tlie.victim before rigor mortis sets In. : . .The first problem, of course, will be to assure security for the Allied troops. Second, law and order must ' be maintained. Some Germans must be appointed to .'authority to work under the AMG. Mass starvation must be averted. And then the economic system . must be recreated so that the Germans can provide for themselves. , ^ Allied troops will^\rjXfl&to! .money to-buy what they need.''But what of-the German people? Theii • own monetary system will have col. lapsed: Relchsmarks will be worth, less without Allied backing. Tht Federal Court Sentences Pair In Draft Cases Mississippi County Men Convicted Of Failure To Report f T. II, Van Bibber, former owner of a grocery store and rooming louse here and now affiliated with a religious sect, was sentenced to two years imprisonment In a penitentiary and Lyman Marlon Collins of Dell, who also testified he was affiliated with the same group, two years in a reformatory, following their conviction Wednesday at Federal Court in Jonesboro on charges of failure to report for induction in tlie armed forces. The 35-year-old BIytheville mari was at liberty here today Under bond pending an appeal. If the appeal is denied, he is expected to begin sentence shortly at some federal penitentiary designated by the attorney general. Collins was in jail at. Jonesboro today pending final, disposition of his case with the reformatory also o be designated by the attorney cneral. The two trials created much in-' crest with a lengthy session' at Inch Mr. Van Bibber served as tlorney for himself and asked to cpresent the other defendant, but lis request was denied by the court 'Inch ruled a non-attorney could nly represent himself. Declining to accept services of an ttorney appointed by the court, as s the case when the defendant has 10 attorney, he discoursed at length ipon the case.. • Testifying that he was a minister of the Jehovah Witnesses group,-Mr. fan Bibber maintained that he was not correctly classified and should not be drafted into the armed forces, it was said. •••.'.• ; Both men, when'..notified .to report lost May for induction r in the armed forces, immediately riiade application to th.eir boards.for defer r mentV on 'grounds they .were ministers. ' Applications were denied by the boards here and by the state board Crippled B-29s Prove Ability To Take Loads Of Punishment And Bring Crews Safely Home WASHINGTON, Due. 1 (U.P.)— Crewmen of J5-29 Super- fortresses who raided Tokyo arc reluming with anw/.iiiE 'accounts of the invincibility of (heir aerial biidlewngons, and at least two of the giant planes have astounded experts with their ability to "take il." One is the SiQierforl which returned from Tokyo yesterday on two and a half engines ufler a wild ITiOO-nrile night .flight that threatened at any moment to end in a crash .landing at sea. Previously pilots had expressed doubts about the B-29's ability to .got home on even three engines. The bomber's troubles started ov or the Jap capital when the pilot. Capt. Dcrnnrd Mulloy of Detroit, moved down to 8COO feul to get below the clouds for a clear view of he U\rget. One engine cut out suddenly as lie ship broke through the overcast and ice begun to form on the vlngs. Says Mulloy: "We dumped oiii bombs on Tokyo anj started bac ionic, Jogging along on three en- nes for about COO miles. Then another engine stinted acting up . . It finally settled down to hal! ;ower." Discard Equipment When the plane began losing nl titude at tho rate of 1000 feet : minute, Mulloy ordered all unnec cssnry equipment thrown ou through the bomb bay. Pink suits and helmets went ov crbonrd and the crew even fired ol all ammunition to lighten Lhc shi! The B-29 wallowed along hard COO to 800 feet over the water uu til the crew sighted Salpan. Even then, it didn't look Ilk they were going to make it. One of the two good engines coughed Just before the landing but the giant plane finally slid clown on the run- 'itlsburgh Tops Nation's Cities n Bond Sales Strikes Mar Picture As War Production Is Dealt New Blows By Unllol I'rrss The flrsl national box-score for War lionil sntai In. tlie United Stales' big league cities shows Pllts- County's Garage Building Burns Oil Storage Tanks Threatened By Fire Here Early Today ; Fire of nn unknown origin Ihls morning destroyed the garage building owned hy Mississippi County and seriously threatened the storage tanks of Standard Oil Company. Fire damage was cstl- nated from $4000 to $5000. Tlie small frame and metal Building, located on the old Half Moon rond a short distance off Highway 18, was destroyed along with seven new tractor tires, a large number of tools and small parts, a barrel of radiator alcohol a container of grease, and a barrel of motor oil among oilier miscellaneous articles. ( No road equipment or heavy machinery was lost as most of UK equipment was at sites of roa< work and the remainder was in Uu yard of the building. The flames, discovered at 5:1 o'clock, scorched the large gasoline' American"flyers" ore telling 'anyone' .tanks but .firemen prevented their, who will listen about Ihc R-29 that spreading close'-.'enough to cause | came limping in on one engine to - Dies In Battle way. As a final clincher, the crew found there wasn't enoiiRii gas left to \vct the end of a stick. Home on One Engine And at a western China base, nn'; explosion. an emergency landing after ftght'- bamage was confined to corking'ing off 20 Jnp planes, underneath Jhc tanks which. melt-1. T »e ship, piloted by Major Don- CC ] .' • "i>•'"'" " .',. ' aid Roberts of Los-Angeles, led .-ft' Firemen made V run at k:30' rccent rnlti on Omurn and was the o'clock, to the'.rear of the former '• ri , rsl nit , b 5 r , lighters nt the beatn- bur&jli far out In front. Tlie race Is based on the per- ccnliigc of individual "E" bond sales com|mml lo the miotus set for each city. Today's toxscorc gives FitUburBh i percentage of 33.8, with sales of 10.000,000. Pittsburgh's miola Is 32.100.000. Philadelphia Is second with to per cent for sales of $14,000,000. Philadelphia's quota Is 41,000,000. The Treasury will announce the scores each Tuesday and Friday. Corporate Investors made their first purchases In the Sixth Wai- loan drive today. Up lo now, the only bond purchases recorded In dully reports have lieen by individuals and non-corporation buyers. On Uie labor front, mine Important strikes alTccllng war produe- lion, particularly B-20 Superfor- tresses, arc reported from scattered areas oi the nation, Al Detroit, three strikes by nearly 10.0DO Unlled Anlomnbllii ,_Workcrs have bogged down 11-29 output at Chrysler, Drlggs Manufacturing and Giuliani-Paige plants..The walkout started three days ago In protest lo seniority provisions In contracts, At Lockland,' Ohio,'a strike by several thousand automobile workers nt Wright Aeronautical Corporation resulted In a clash between workers and guards, Injuring three Wright employees. Union officials say some 80 employees clashed with 50 guards after n chief steward was discharged. The plant is preparing for large scale production of U-20 engines. At Zanesvllle, Oh|o, a walkout by Fate 01 Germany's Gcruuuiy, where he was commander of tno tivsl battalion m the iOth Infantry Regiment of Die First Infantry after having served In four major campaigns for which he hud been awarded the Silver Star. Nazis will leave no gold behind Some plan must be devised where by the normal interchange of good can be started. ' The fires must bo relit and tin wheels of industry, what's left of il wiU : have to : be r - put;, in ; motion fo thel'task .of ; turning ; out" 'civiiia products. The' matter of who will'b given ownership of these ifactoric is.;a' ; 'net point iiv'itself:" ' The' answers to all these prob lems and many more, lie with handful of military government of-] finals who will move into the captured area on the heels of our troops. Problems Already Sampled Tlie'AMG already has had some experience in treating with these problems in the areas of Germany already invaded. The headaches they've encountered in small towns will be magnifier! manyfold when Ihcy have to take over the complicated structure of larger cities. The German towns of Herzogcn- rath, Alsdorf and Wursclen, now in our hands, all arc typical examples of how the AMG operates. In the first place, the military \ government forces are not burdened I with an oversupply of manpower. For Instance, one unit to handle eight to 12 towns and the surrounding countryside, consists of about six officers ami 16 enlisted men They have no MP's of their own although the provost marshal soine- at Little Rock, to which the cases were appealed. . ' Witnesses for the BIytheville man were the father of the other defendant in the companion case and six other members of the Jehovah Witnesses. . ; G.,H;.Robspn, ;i cler)c;of the Selective Service, board hefe, was among the witnesses; for lh£ government. i .The Dclllriian^whoiis 19 years of age and whose youth would result in his being sent to ,a reformatory rather than a penitentiary, had no .ttorney and no witnesses. Roy Walton, clerk.of. "B" board, vas a witness for the government. Judge Thomas C. Trimble . pre- iiled at the jury trial. ' tomer Nunnally store on East Iain now operated by W. R. Ellis, r ho occupied the house. Flames originating in the flue lightly damaged the house. A third alarm today was to 414 South Lake where a roof became gnited during the noon hour. Dam- ige was not extensive. The prop- fty was owned by Mrs. Lockard. times supplies a spare them. few if he can After staking down the first principles of security for our troops and maintaining law and order, tin next job is finding a mayor fron among the population. The AMG usually tries to get a line on eligi blc men before our troops caplun the town. At any rale, they invest! gate n list of potential candidate and pick the best man. Usually, he' a member of the Nazi party, bu AMG tries to find one who belongs because lie had to belong, not ou i of conviction. So far, the milita government has found the people h the Rhincland villages and towns fairly helpful and cooperative. The deeper Into Germany we go, the more complicated will become the problems which must be solvei^.. They'll reach their peak when we enter Berlin. jarage Janitor Dies Of Burns Services Held Today At Riplcy, Tenn., For C. M. Martin, 71 C. M. Martin, 71-year-old em ployo of Langs ton-Wroten Moto Company, died Wednesday rntd night at BIytheville Hospital o burns received Tuesday when h threw gasoline on a fire at th garage. Tlie body was taken to Hipley,' not nlng of the bomb run. But the crippled fort dropped Us lombs on the target and Its gun- PSA, Sponsoring Health Service Families Pay Fees Into Association For Medical Care LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 1 (U.P.) — Arkansas supervisor Frank Horsfal of the Farm Security Administration says medical and health associations sponsored bv the FSA have been set up in nearly every county in Arkansas. Horsfal! says that under Uu medical plan, each family pay: 312 a year lo the association, phi. one dollar for each member of the family. Tills entitles the family medical services for the year. Mem ClO^Unltcd ._Stpclworkers Inis halted production"'iit two TliiikciT Roller Bearing plants. In the United Automobile Worker strike at the'Toledo Stamping and ft ^' Manufacturing Company, Ihe War Hard-To-Get Prizes Await Bond Buyers Want some cigarettes? A case o coca .colaV .Some cigars? Slenk 1 Bacon? You can have them am not through the black market. All these hnrd-to-iicl articles wtl be yours for the buying, only yoi won't hnvc to pay money for them You may have them free. All you have lo do Is buy wn bonds at the lally Sunday American l«glon arenn, Who (Will'be In charge of sellln those "luxury" Items? "Doc' 1 Den himself, The widely known wa bond auctioneer Li at home In bed ;t.o< save,his ,voUu'tor.ahc last .selling he plans (o do Sunday for the Sixth War Loan Drive. , SUPUKME ALLIED UKADQUAHTKKS, Doc. 1 (U.L'.)- Thc two trancmlpu.s hnUlc.s oil Gcrmiiuy's Snar and Roer rivci'H are mounting steadily in fury, with no signs of a breiik or decision as yd. American Third Army troo]>B, tanks, flamc-lhro^vera mid firiillery hnvc driven up lo an eight-mile stretch on 'the went bank of the Smir river, behind which lie the rich coal fields, smelting plants and war factories of • the Saar basin. . ' * To tlie north, Hie American'Ninth Anny lias an eit;ht- toehold on the west bunk of the Roer river overlooking he broad pining to Uie grout industrial cities of the Ruhr Valley; Arkansas Briefs KISON—SI-year-old Klkrt I,. G'rulchftcli), loj-cufto for u Warren lumber company, was killed near llcrlilne Thursday when a tree lie wus (utlliiR fell on Him; He wits killed laslimlly. War . £.ind auclloi .afternoon at Ih UTTLK TIOCK—The Arkansas Department at Labor's .employment report for the week ending Oct. 15 show* :i decline or 089 workers as compared with the same. porlbd In September. \ total of 1,5,030 persons were employed In Arkansas for the week ending Oct. 15, while 55,719 were employed lor Hie week ending Sept. Ifl, : .MAKS1IAU.—Frank Ymmc.s of Harrison, who was crlllcnily Injured near Clinton Monday when the .milk truck he was driving overturned on a ourvc, ilkil at n Marshall hospital Wednesday nlghi. ; (JONWAY—A'U-ycar-old. Conway junior digit school slmleut, llnbliy Ray Whiter, was acclilent- lilly shot; am) killed while liunl- ln(T •. iicjtr: '(^oiiway i Thursday morning.. Wlnlcr wan Bolh are formidable obstacles; Hill of;tho two, General. Patldn's Third Army nicn In the Sanr np- pcur to have tlie tougher nut to rack. The Sanr.river Is'wider, and gill now Is swollen beyond its (t aiiks, , Behind H, Inn Germans have Hill a 10-mile belt ;of dragon's cclli tank traps, steel and concrete 'lllboxoH, artillery emplacements, ml a thick mesh of land mines. Yimks. Under Heavy Fire Tlie Nazis havo been driven be- ilnd tlie Saar river on an elght- nllc sector centering around tl\i Slcgrlcd Line stronghold of Mcrzlg miles Inside Germany. Tho Americans are holding Uic west, lank' under a terrific' rain of Ger- nan-massert.. artillery, ;whlch -has clmrncd Ihc river'Into-, foam, and spattered tl)c muddy ground-with •iliell holes. One Yank column smashed up ;o tho river almost opposite Mcrzlg lust ,11s the .Geriuansvcoinpleted their withdrawal to the oilier side, inij blew,up the bridge. On Iho Ninth Army • front opposite Uie plains of Cologne, the Americans cleared the west bank of Uie Roer river along a stretch south of Ihe'Llnnlch area^Llniilch.ltseli, tl)C biggest tO',vfi to come Bunder - Labor Board has ordered three union Admission to Hie show,.beginning ly shot by it lli-ycar-old liunlfng ; o'clock; .will be by purchase of oiid with -four "ticket 'sellers" lers managed to destroy.three Jap [officials to appear in Washington ilnncs and scored two probables on ' he nay home. Turning to naval action In the Pn- :ific, Washington has more details in the second battle of the Philip" lines. The Navy names the four Amer- can escort carriers that earlier ummarles listed as "damaged" riur- ng the fierce sea battles. They are he carriers calinln Bay, Ftinshaw Bay, Kitkun Bay and the White 'lains. Blnckailo Maintained Meanwhile units of the American Reel are maintaining their light blockade around Leyte after wiping out their seventh Jap convoy bound for Ormoc. An announcement from Japan's imperial headquarters claims a unit of their much-publicized suicide air corps sank or set fire to five American transports during Iho pnst week off Lcytc and Palau. But this is only an unconfirmed enemy claim. On the mainland, the Chinese press is reflecting the mass alarm shown throughout the nalion over to lie on hand to lake care of Ihc the enemy's .speedy south China. advance in Tokyo reports Jap columns nrc now Inside tlie Kwclchow border in Ihe drive toward Kwciyang—capita of the province. bers are free to consult the doctori of their choice, whose bill is then (fOC AAO \A/ J.L. paid by the a-s.sociatbn. Tlie supervisor says this fee does! (~\r Q J C I J 5t Include the cost of medicine, \J\ DORUS OOlU his afternoon. The how cause why Ihe crowd expected to allcnd Iho pro- whlch B r(lm arranged by tlie Dud Cason tas been In progress since Novem- >er 22nd, has not ended. 'Elsewhere In Washington, the CIO Marine and Shipbuilding Workers demand that the War Labor Board Shipbuilding Commission settle 'ringe wage demands on Atlantic 3oast shipyards. The workers asked :hat the settlement set a pattern [or standard agreements In all shipyards of the nation. Tlie monthly survey of the A. F. of L. today called for a 65 cents on lour minimum wage rule, a stronger national employment service and >aid transportation for workers to lew jobs lo meet the postwar challenge of creatlni; 60,000.000 jobs In Congress today, the Senate approved by voice vote a billion dollar flood control bill authorizing hundreds of postwar flood control power and irrigation projects. The bill then was sent back lo Ihc House for conference. Tlie Senate action followed two weeks of debate over amendments giving Ihe Bureau of Reclamation authority to construct Irrigation and reclamation works In Uie upper Missouri basin at a cosl of 400 million. lost. There will be, In addition lo tho auction, such entertainment as two boxing bouts by personnel of Bly- Ihcvllte Army Air Held and two "hill billy" type bands. Mercury Falls To Low Of 1,7 Here Last Might Real Winter weather and Tenn., where burial services were .and patients, whenever possible, held today. ! arc urged to visit the doctor's of- Employed by the motor company ; flee. However, doctors will make only several days, he had come house calls when the palicnt Is p; Joseph Lunsford Suffers Serious Wound In Europe Joseph E, Lunsford, 22, son of Mr, and Mrs. Walter Limsford of Clear lake community, has been seriously wounded in action, the War Dc- parlment has noliricd his parents. With the Infantry now in Germany under General Patton, he left here In July, 1942 mid was stationed at Camp Forrest, Tenn before going overseas. Hc is one of four sons In servid . with one each In the Marine Corps Artillery and Merchant Marino, here recently from Sikeston, Mo., where hc had been employed. He was making his home with a nephew. Tom Kclllck, 702 Park, who with Mrs. Kclltck, accompanied the body to Riplcy where lie long had lived. The accident occurred when Mr. Martin mistook garoline for kero- cno which he threw on the flames :hlle making a fire. Some of the luid fell on his clothing which mmcdialcly was ignited although here was no explosion. Otho Stanford and Fred Perry, other employes, used their coats >.nd water lo extinguish the flames v/hich covered his clothing as he •an to the front of Ihe motor company. Rites Held For Infant David Lee Guerln, six-day-old son of Sergt. and Mrs. D. J. Guerln died Wednesday night at Blylhe- vllle Hospital. Condition of the mother Is satisfactory. Funeral services were held yes lerday afternoon at Holt Funera Home by the Rev. E. C. Brown, pas tor of First Baptist Church, will burial at Memorial Park Cemetery Sergt. and Mrs. Guerln, who ar from Pennsylvania, make thel home at Blylheville Army Air Fiel where ho is stationed, nablc to come to the office. At Benefit Show Patrons who used War Bonds Tuesday night as admission to llic Association expenses, including a| Rita Theater benefit show for the nd for the treasurer and office I Sixth War Loan Drive, purchased upplies are paid out of the fees, n '°t«l of $25,000 worth of bonds. f which five per cent is set aside 't was announced today, or this purpose. „ "embers of the Business aiid Horsfall says the FSA sponsors Professional Women's Club sold the he health plan, but does not lake H?°"^ w, 1 "' 01 « Purchase of $8000 nore than a supervisors' part in it. \ ! °L,. hc "rscst amolmt S0l(1 is nol limited to PS*' c sllow In Pulaskl County 112 of the omc 300 FSA families arc enrolled n Ihe Pulaskl Medical and Heallh Association under the plan. drive with no palrons admitted without purchase of the bond. N. Y. Stocks T & T 165 3-4 Amer Tobacco 653-i Anaconda Copper 28 Belli Steel 62 1-8 Services Held Today For Ernest H. Ray Jr. Ernest Harrison Ray Jr., son Mr. aiij Mrs. Ray Sr., was dead at Emory Ed Smith Oi Holland Dies Frisco Ticket Agent Is Buried Yesterday At Cooter Cemetery Emory Ed Smith, llcket agent of ic Frisco railroad at Holland, Mo., fed late Tuesday at the Frisco ospltal in SI. Louis. He wns 62. Funeral services were held yes- crday atlernoon at. the Stcelc, Mo., felhodist church by the Rev farvin Niblack, pastor. Burial was t Ihe Cooler, Mo., cemetery. He Is survived by two sons, J. D Smith of New Orleans and E. E Smith Jr., ot Memphis; three iaughter.S', Miss Marjorlc Smith .nd Miss Bonnie Lynn Smith o Memphis, and Mrs. Bessie L. Smlll Thanksgiving came lo- BIytheville at tile same time this year wllh the mercury taking a tumble while As a flal clincher. Ihc crew foun,i chrysnnlhcnitims (or their Thanksgiving tables! The low last night was 17 dc- Brces and Ihe official government thermometer registered 20 at 0 o'clock this morning. Low during Wednesday night was 25 degrees to make Thanksglvlnj, a cold day but a delightful one, to those v;ho don't mind cold wenlh- cr, with the sun shining brightly and the air crisp and liltlo wipe stirring. Mrs. Louise Sweat Dies Tuesday In California Lynch Attends Conference On t arming Plans Planning of postrwir agriculture s to uc v mapped l>y R special com- nlttce meeting In Wellington Monday .with B. A, Lynch, presl lent of 'Farmers Bank and Trust Company, a member of the group selected for Ibis much-discussed program. Clvueu to represent the Arkan,as Bankers Association, this former president of lhat group Is one of 10 representatives from bankei associations In thai many states appointed to the sub-committee of Post-Wai Planning for Agriculture of the House Committee on Agriculture. Chosen to discuss the plan need cd, Mr. Lynch, who also is a plant cr. will present suggestions in a prepared statement. The committee, which mccU Monday, is expected to be !n scs Mon until a plan Is agreed upon which will aid all phases of agri culture from tho producer to tin finished product. Mr. Lynch, who left ycstcrda for Washington, plans to remali there unlll the committee adjourns Blvthcvlllc Hospital. Condition of the mother Is satisfactory. Funeral services were lo be helc hrysler 89 1-8 | thi s afternoon, 4 o'clock, at Mapl Grove Cemetery, by Ihe Rev. E. C Jen Elcclrlc 39 Motors 62 3-8 Montgomery Ward 52 3-4 , . Brown, pastor of First Baptlf Church. The baby was an only child o Home was N Y Central .............. 185-8 Int Harvester ............ 77 I Mr. and Mrs. Ray who live at 71 North Am Aviation ....... 8 7-8 1 Jamtoson. Republic Steel ........... 18 1-8 Cobb Funeral Radio ................... 10 1-8 I charge. Socony Vacuum .......... 13 1- Sludebaker . ............. 17 7-8 Standard of N J ......... 54 5-8 Texas Corp ............... 48 1-8 Packard ................. 51-4 U S Steel Chicago Wheat of Perryvllle, Mo.; two brothers iyrus Smith and Benjamin F Smith, both of Brazeau, Mo., and WO sisters. Mrs. T. B. AshwortV and Mrs. Carrie E. Baker, both Brownsville, Texas. Cobb charge. Funeral Home was 1: open hieh low close pr.c 57 l-il May ! iwl 16375 162 (i 102--H 162% threatened Saarlaulcrn area, Late Bulletins WITH THE UNITED STATES )3RD ARMY, Dec. 1 (U.P.) — United Stales fishfcr-borobci Fllcls reported tonight thai i mass exodus of civilians appear cd to be In progress from Hi Mrs. Louise Sweat, who lived In ythcvllle for a number of years, cd Tuesday In Corcoran, Calif., icrc she made her home. She was Funeral services will be held here illowing arrival of tlie body with rrangemenU Incomplete.' Wife of Wllllnm Sweat of Cororan, she also Is survived by a son, snac Phillips of llic Navy: two •uiRhters, Annie Agnes Phillips of ollywood, Calif., and Palsy Jean Jalvert of Mountain View, Calif., wo sisters, Mrs. radora Phillip.'; and Irs. Rosa Langlcy, also of Moun- atn View, unA a brother, Sterling ;onlcy ol ulythcviitc. Cobb Funeral Home Is In charge Death Sentence Against Negro s Carried Out slew York Cotton Tar. May July Oct. Dec. open . 2182 . 21B1 . 2161 , 2089 high low close 2183 2175 2175 217< 2181 2173 2174 2161 2153 2153 2083 2081 2082 2176 . 217G 21GG 21G7 2171 215 208 211 Dog's Vlfli Saves 2 Dogs MURPHYSBORO, III. (UP)Murphysboro residents passed b an unknown white dog for Hire days before they discovered why h kept vigil at the fool of Pager hll Becoming curious, they called nolle who found hc had been stnndln guard over two other dogs trappe In a storm sewer beneath hli When Iho captives were freed, the TUCKER PRISON FARM. Ark., Dec. 1 (UP)—A 44-year-old Crit- cnden County Negro, Lev! Cling- mm, has paid wllh his life for hc slaying of Dcpuly Sheriff Roy urtls in Memphis lost Febuary. 1 clingham walked silently to the ilcctric chair and was pronpunced lead at 7:59 a. m. The Negro, who pent lib; lasl months in the death ell reading tho Bible, lost all lio'jie i obtaining a commutation o sen-' enco when Governor Homer Ad- klns ailed to act on a last minute ppeal by his lawyer or executive clemency. *' Cltngham was found guilty of nurder by a Marion court last April. The Arkansas Supreme Court n a decision Oct. 2, upheld the court's death sentence. Ninth, Army assault, Is undej '... . piessuio'' on a saml-clfclo ar&uncl It. Our troops cleared Ihe-town of Llnctcrn, to tlje northwest, seized Welz, one mite, south; . and'.' 'arc fighting • furious > street battles against fanatical Geiman resistance .at nacck oh the .west,-and fwo oilier towns on' the southeast. Jnllch In Rangn Farther : : soiith along the Roer, mcrlcnn arllllery already has the ast bank"(o'rtrcss" town of Julicli ndcr Its sights. A few more miles np-rlvcr, the list Army under General/Hodges engaged In roaring battles wllh nsL-tntchi'! German 'defenders in trohgpolnts west of the Roer. Lnmcrsdorf which has changed utnds five limes in Ihe past three lays, has hot yet been ifully clear-, id of Gentians although the retreat irldge across the trlbutn'ry river •. :nrte has been blown up. :'.••• Fierce street battles' also are rag- ug In two .other, small towns .on .he First Army front,,-at, Meradc mtl Indcn.'Tho Germans are fishing at these places with fanatical [»jy, to prevent a 'Firsl Army break-through to. the 'Roer river stronghold of Duron.'., Allied Ixisses Heavy The Germans claim that'the First Army offensive to,crash.the Roer. river line ohcady has cost our side 30,000 dead. Although an enemy claim, and is unconfirmed, there is no doubt that sonic of the most savage fighting of the war has taken place'on the First Army front. " ' In the upper Rhine valley, below the Saar, the French First and American Seventh Armies have been driving ahead methodically. The Seventh Army is less than two miles from the road junction o( Hagenau, 13 miles north of Strasbourg. Farther along the line, the . Gcrmas admit that Allied troops lave taken Hoh-Koenlgsburg. And t the extreme south, French First Army troops have occupied the ^anco-SwLss border town of Hun- guc. Reports from Basel, just N. 0. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. 2183 2181 2163 2091 21fi5 2184 3181 2163 2091 2165 2178 2176 2157 2087 2161 2170 217D 2157 2034 2161 2181 218: 216C 2086 216' Chicago Rye op«n high low close pr.c: Dec. . Ill 112 1087. 109 HO} . , across .Ihe Rhine In Switzerland, ay Ihe French entered the town vithout meeting enemy reslslance. In Italy, : German attacks against he Fiflh,Army front south of Sologna have gone Into their second dayV.wlth heavy fighting in irogress at.some points. However, here are no reports of further Al- ilcd ground losses since yesterday. Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS—Livestock: Hogs 9,500, salable 9,000. Top-14.05.' 180-270 Ibs. H-14.05. 140-160 Ibs. 12.65-13.40. Good sows 13.60-13.65. Cattle 3,000, salable 2,500. .Calves 1,200, all- salable. Cows 7,50-10.75. Caimers and cutters 6.25-7. Slaughter steers 9.50-17.25. ^laughter heifers 8-1650. Stacker and feeder steers 8-13.50. Weather savior joined them and disappeared. May . IIOK 111!4 110 110 UO-S ARKANSAS—Fair and 'slightly colder this afternoon anrt tonight with lowest tempera turei'20 to 25 in north and central and 28 to 32 in south portion* tonight. Saturday partly cloudy. • ^ ^

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