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VOL. XLJ—NO. 222 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER 1 im DOMINANT NEWSPAPKH O* NORTHEAST AUKANBAS AND 'SOUTH BART fcmw™™,' Djily New BlythevlUe Herald Courier Mlsdnlppl VaUey Leader LLH, AIUOJN'SASJDNESDAV, DKCKMBBR 6, 194/1 SINGLE CpPlES FIVE CENTS ^^^^^ « . . • — : — "• «-••• ^ y* **MJ v A f U VAil JL« j 1 ^ PATON PUTS MORE TROOPS ACROSS SAAR TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS America Has Traveled Far In 3 Years By DAVJD WKKKS Unllcil Press Staff Writer Three years ago tomorrow, the Japanese won a baltlc and stalled n losing war. It was 6:30 o'clock on the morning of December 7th, 1S4I. A naval supply ship, headed ror the nets guarding the Pearl Harbor naval base al Hawaii, shotted a Jap submarine following its wake. Apparently, the Jap sub meant lo sneak Inlo the harbor when the submarine nets were opened to admit the supply. Five minutes later, a U. S. plane and a destroyer hnd sunk the submarine. •Half an hour later, a young Army corporal, operating an aircraft detection device, located a fleet ot planes 130. miles to the south. A flight of American four- cngined planes was expected, so the incident was passed off. • It wasn't long before the skies opened up. Six waves of Japanese carrier-based bombers roared over Pearl Harbor picking out the big- Eest targets, a cluster of American battleships. They swept, over Hickam Field and bombed it full of holes. American planes, unarmed, were, sitting ducks. The Japs did their work well. The black smoke of bittter defeat and terrible destruction billowed over Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. • Failed To Complete Job But on that same day, tlie Jnps scored their biggest blunder as well us their greatest success. The enemy's battle fleet which supported the carrier raid, was lying off shore. : ,It fa HP/. Vie lollow up the initial advantage and Invade Pearl ,; Harbor to finish off the rest ol ' the American fleet. American naval .officers" agree -Hie Japs could have succeeded if they had tried. ' Flushed by their, success in crippling the'American fleet,-tile Japs t started tficir southward- drive f through the Pacific islands'and on the Asia mainland. --,.,• ' • : The Philippines, , Hong Koiig, Malaga and 'Singapore, .Java,'Su> ttiatra, Borneo,'the', rich "oil, rubber, tin,-tungsten and quinine resources' of : the Far East, all were sjfept into the maw of the victory-flush-' ed warlords of the rising sun. I But then the Tokyo locomotive began to slow. down. It flooded over most, of New Guinea, la,pped almost' to: the shores of Australia then came to!a halt. ' ,The JapV,were gorged and started trying'to digest their loot. Eight months after Pearl Harbor, the tide turned. General MacArthur, driven from the Philippines, and the American Navy, risen from the ashes of Pearl Harbor, were on the road bach. Guadalcanal was taken and held. In the -next two years and four months, American fighting power pushed the battle lines back 1200> miles across me Pacific toward the ultimate goal—Tokyo. Jap Defenses Broken Today, MacArthur Is back in the Philippines. The Japs have lost their island barrier protecting the ouler approaches of their homeland. They've lost the Marshall Islands which were Japanese before i the wai\ They've lost a big chunk of their fleet. Their air power is crippled. Tokyo itself is under regular bombing-by American B-29 S . The Jnps still hold some of the richest :.possessions in the Pacific, the 'Netherlands Indies and Malaya. But their ships to carry the loot ere at the bottom of the sea. Japan made two great errors of judgment when she embarked on her campaign of conquest In the Pacific. She thought America was toil and could not stand up under n long and costly war. And she underestimated the power of American production. The United States is fighting a many-front war, and is concentrating the bulk of Us power against Germany. Yet, in the past year, we have shipped 10 million tons of supplies to the Pacific theater and two million tolls more to the Clu'na-Buima-India theater. Our navy is so powerful that it can send n task force to tackle the whole Jap fleet if necessary. The answer lo the train of American successes In the Pacific is two-fold, American determiiia- ^ tlon to crush Japan no matter how : long it takes, and, overwhelming American production. We do not underestimate the Japs. We know they are savage fighters WHO often prefer death to surrender. But our men are better fighters, and they have better weapons. William Logan Dies William J. Logan, who lived alone in a small house on Clark street, died last night at Blytheville Hospital. The body is at Cobb Funeral Home while au effort is made to locate relatives; Tax Collections In County Reach New High Mark Total Of $598,905 Represents 96 Pet. Of Amount Assessed For the a record has been broken In • lion of taxes in Mississippi G./UUI. by the office of the sheriff ancTcol- of $595,905.79 collected. This amount, a gain of i-)J per cent over the 1943 collection which was the biggest in history, represents payment of approximately 96 per cent of total taxes assessed. These taxes, collected from Feb. 19, to Nov. 1, are state, county, school and city levies. Of this amount, the sum of $137 382.32 was paid into the state treasury today for state tax and $420,253 paid to the county treasurer for school, county general, road and bond tolls. . '..,•:. The schools will receive $295,719 70 of that amount. • ,-• The eight incorporated towns of Mississippi County will receive" $41,270.47 to be prorated between Blytheville, Osceoln, Dell, Leachvilte ?.fcn!!s, Luxora, Keiser arid Joiner. Total amount of taxes collected in 1943 was $588,730.39. with 5134,88359 paid into the stale treasury. Of the $412,919.47 paid Into the county treasury, there was S290.557.27 distributed among the schools.-The Incorporated towns received $40,927.33. For a number of years Mississippi County has received much praise from state officials for the amount of taxes collected and of. the "small amount of delinquencies. One of the reasons for this small delinquency .is due to .statements mailed to taxpayers and;if taxes lire' not paid within a short time, second notices remind them.before.the penalty Is to be assessed, it'.was pointed out.. "'••;••' "•• ~-. WASHINGTON, Dec. C. (UP) — There's 'big aviation news today, news which should mean trouble and plenty of It for Tokyo. American engineers are disclosed to be working on n long-range bomber much bigger than the history-making B-29 Superfortress. The gargantuan plane, known as the B-36, may be winging toward Tokyo If the war lasts long enough. A congressional committee an- consecutlve year nounccs that the B-36 Is thc largest airplane ever developed In thc Unlt- "d States. It Is also revealed that two other Held For W.rl.McCa|84 Former Blytheville Resident Stricken In St. Louis Home ] .Wheeler H. • McCall',-;]png' a resident of Blytheville,'died last Tuesday at the Manchester Nursing Home in St. Louis. He was 84. . Funeral services were-held there with burial at Lake Charles Cemetery. • '. ' • • .—•• —.-• »»..*.« Hit . sillily, n;. cently returned from;Np'w: Guinea With his father but was in Califpr : nla, awaiting reassignment when he died. '.'-.'• •••'-•, He also is survived by three other sons, Holly McCall of .the Army who Ss Wieved.'e bo ,a prisoner of the Germans; Grady McCall and Harvey McCall of Louisville/ Ky.' Mr. McCall was a leader in First Baptist Church and in the Masonic lodge when he and . Mrs. McCall lived here for many years after coming to Blytheville from Colorado. He left here more than 12 years ago to join Dr. and Mrs. W. S. McCall and family In St. Louis Since Dr. McCalt. entered the Army, Mrs.' McCall has made her home at Columbia, Mo., with one of her two married daughters. N. 0. Cotton Mar'. May July Oct. Dec. 2184 2185 2182 2184 "2088 S091 2162 2163 2183 2182 2162 . S. Wor/c/ng On fi/gger Bomber Than B-29 To Help Carry Destructive Lotids To Tokyo the B-35 and the , f „„ ..„„ „„„„„ .„„„ The congressional committee was informed of the iieviiopment of the giant new bombers by Dr. George W. Lewis of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Dr. Lewis said some of the new types of planes were in actual production, but lie did not say the B-36 Is yet In production. Turning lo the nclual fighting in the Pacific, radio Tokyo claims '« huge American invasion force'has been seen off another Philippine Island. The enemy reports that a convoy of 50 merchant ships, escorted by 20 warships, hns teen sighted east of Mindanao, the big Island ut the southern Up of the Philippines. 80 fur, Allied sources have kept the usual veil of silence tightly wrapped about the possible new invasion plans. But It's well to remember that news of most of the liiivc, ngroert lo gel logctlicr to hnsli rmt their long-stnmlinjj differences. A. ••• successful .agreement between Chiang's government dud tho Communists might bring largo forces of Chinese Communist troops, now Im- moblllml In Hie remote provinces, into action against the .Jnpnne.se armies thut already lire Ihmitcn- ing Kunming and Chungking. The Chinese Communists imd Soviet Russia have characterized previous reports Hint Gonernllsslino ...V...IULI iiun, nutv.1 Ul I11USV Ul UlC " l "'-T ti:jJU1ka IIHIV \JvPeillll.SSUnO big Pacific landings of the war hns Chiang was trying to reach a real rrtllin rlllt nt Tulrim ft !•,.» I tmrlrti-L-E n iisll 11 n «.IH. < I.A /i.... i i come out of Tokyo first. understanding with the Communists Oil the Asiatic mainland, airman as pure propaganda, of the 14th Dlvlson Imvo sunk fouV| In nunnn, n Hock of "bridge- cnemy freighters, possibly five, and busters" of th6 fumed 10th All-force have damaged 11 others. A com- have levelled th'e strategic Jap depot muiilque just in from Chungking of Mogot. The town, which by (he says the enemy shipping was struck way, Is thc world's biggest ruby pro- o(T Shanghai and off the southern ducliig center, lies Just 70 miles lip of Formosa. ( northeast of Mandalay. It has been ill China, a new report says Gen- one of the main supply hubs for ernllssimo Chiang Kai-shek's gov- Jup forces on the northern Uiirnm eminent and. the Communist party fronl U.S. May Help Local Airport Postwar Improvement Program Considered In Washington The Blytheville municipal airport will have such needed improvements' as .paved runways, lighting facilities and perhaps additional land if a billion dollar postwar airport bill-is passed by Congress. .The municipal airport is one of a number slated to have facilities improved in the plan to serve an expected extensive growth In civil aviation after the war. :•' A system of federal air, with matching funds by ;the states, is proposed for the,:coh5truction of 2050 neiy airports and -improvement- of 1G25 existing fields over a period of five to 10 years. • Two projects "life-Included In the Blytheville appropriation sought •with 6ne'"toialirlg'?289,100 and thc other $121,825."')" Thc plan calls for expenditure of $35,109,634 in 'Arkansas; $10,740,000 in .Mississippi.arujl $13,142,000 in Arkansas, to be used for purchase of land, • paving, lighting and miscellaneous-improvements. ' It was pointed ; .put that existing airports in fair condition would not receive as much" appropriation as would towns not having airports but strategically, located. Civil Aeronautics 'Artminis Sprick Winner In Mayor's Race At Little Rock * LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 0 (UP) — Forty-two year old Dan T. Sprick, little Rock businessman and vel- teran of this war, won thc Democratic nomination for mayor of Little Rock In thc city run-oft primary election yesterday. , Sprick won thc nomination by a bare -118 votes, defeating veteran aldermnn Sam M. Wasscll. ' •', Unofficial tabulations give Sprick 3',923 votes and Wassell 3,005. In the Braces for nldenncn. all aicumlrenl candidates were reelected. Charles E. Moycr, present mayor nf LUlle' Rock who was seeking the post of alderman,' was defeated by the incumbent L':L Slcwhrt. All other opposed. . city officials were 1 un- LaneyAQpoiriis Two New State Commissioners LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 6 (UP.)— Governor-Elect Ben Lancy today ' announced (he State (ration said the provision of flying fields; at smaller towns which do not now have such Ilelds will fill existing needs and serve to stimulate widespread aviation Interest and employment in these areas, through " the -variety and number of commercial activities that airports attract. -. With. the constantly Increasing interest In civilian aviation here, It Is expected that Improvement of Uie airport will' be of much benefit' in postwar activities. Contract Let For Rebuilding Barfield Road Contract has been let to rebuild and hard surface Highway 18 ea,st to The 7.1 mile? of road will have a gravel ba.^e 'and bitumioii.v surface which will cost $70,435.93 with thc contract awarded to Memphis Stone and Gravel Co., Memphis, by UI.UIII- u>iu i_i|4ivt;i \j\J.f IVLLI1 IJJIIl.'j, Uy open high low close pr.c!. the Arkansas Highway Commission. 9iM it« •>,„, 2181 2183 ^g new road js t(j rcplacc tho 2180 2181 w.orn-out graveled road which now 25 Desperadoes Holding Guards Hostages Unharmed But Lives In Peril, Officials Reveal .ATLANTA, Dec. 0 (UP) — It Is now officially revealed that the-25 desperadoes at tile Atlanta Federal Penitentiary have threatened to kill four hostage guards If. their clla- del is stormed. The men afc armed with clubs and razors ami have held .the low penitentiary officers In jhelr prison- witiiin- a- prison for three days. However, (he weary hostages arc rcixnied to lie still unharmed.. In the first outright; admission that Ilia guards are actually In danger of- their lives, prison director J. V. Bennett says, that thc fugitives, have threatened .thqir hostages .with.bodily harJn>~fCons<!- njjeii. put Yrilo..force 1 to' break the solid bail-Made crccteil by'Hie prisoners on Lhe.Inside of thc structure. ., .:. Bennett: says that thc guards arc being fed through a small window in the. building but that thc others are not being fed. Dennett snys the prisoners arc long termers and added that they embarked on 'their desperate venture to .enforce demands for more Hock automoblYc'company "or^th'e Lurrrnril.^ ^ W m C 'l nnd lf " lcy —i r,« ...._, . ' * ^ i sunendcr, they will be heard air' Athens Suffers Further Strife As Groups Clash British Aid In Drive To Crush Rebellious Left-Wing Forces ATHENS.. Ueo. 0.' (UP)~Vlolc'nt fighting today wns ratlin in Athens on llio third day o( civil war In Missing Orceco, Oj-ccks have op6nct( n s sinilt In a bid to crush the rebel llous ELAS, or Icft-wliiR forces, in tho Ilrst onrtislvlhby captured both tho headquarters and central offices of tho Communist parly In Athens. , . .•'•.. The buildings, fell In 30 mln- ulcs of nerco which past 20 years, has been appointed Commissioner of Revenue. And Jack G. McKennie of Little Hock will serve as Stale Insurance Commissioner. Cook, a native of White County, is B v farm and real estate owner and has been active In Little Rock civic affairs for many years. Mc- as special agent Board of Fire Underwriters In Arkansas since 1937. He attended thc University o( Kansas and received his law degree from Cumberland University. Laney also announced that he Is Going to work with the joint Senate-House Budget Committee ns closely as possible when It meets at Little Rock Monday. Kenzle hns served for the National N. Y. Stocks AT&T 166 1-4 Amcr Tobacco 07 Anaconda Copper 275-8 Beth Steel 637-8 Chrysler 91 Gen Electric ",',, 38 7-8 Gen Motors 63 1-2 Montgomery Ward 53 N Y Central 20 Int Harvester 781-2 Republic Steel .'.'. 13 Socony Vacuum 13 1-4 Studebaker 183-8 --! --"-J Kill kJU JIUiltLl llll\\ at that time authorities will decide „_ -.u.^u .pgynvillg TlUllllft WIllCll a leftist lieutenant colonel ; and u miijor \V9re arrested. Few arms were fount! In tho buildings. . • •:. Strike. Continues Elsewhere in ,'Athens, inlciise struggles'life BotiiB on In halt a dozen-sectors. To'ndd to Iho troubles, Iho .general strike still Is underway ami most families Inck both meat and bread. The civil war In Greece, Uic blg- Kcst,political'crisis yet to arise In liberated Europe, was born of irn- dltlonal hatreds and.-funned by th'o economic upheaval caused, by Iho Germans.'/ - .-': •' • ;• •. : •• The" Germans are gbrioi:bhl the fight; of Greek . ag'alns.t Greek \ Is reaping u crop of hatred' si'iwn bV •the NnKi occupation. ' ' ' •' .'..' The ELAS, or military'arm'of the Icft-whiB flirty, has- turned against the EDES.'or right-wingers. Some observers pall; (he EDKS royiillsts ami others snj* they; arc a-mixture of royalists qnd republicans.'-During the Na/,l occupation, both EL.'A'B and EDES 'fought the Germans While British, troops' fight to'crush Ihe rebellious :ElMS.4hpHqus\; of Coumions shilUiel :|Us - schedule.'' of ilcbal.cs to discuss'the rising' situation la Greece.' A,Loiidon broadcast says oommoiis will debate tlie Greek s H«<>Uon on^ytltiay. .'iuid. Ii 'threat- cus to bo ;a stormy'.pile,' lridccd.- <( * As for : the British.' poilej' toward Italy, Brlfiili). hni refused-to .withdraw its' veto of Count Sfojw us n member of the Italian government despite the newly-aimoiinccd Mndk- oM attitude-.of the United Stale*. Foreign Secretary Eden told'Cqm- mons he had nothing to add'to his statement pf hist' week 1 when lie said Britain rcBarricd'Sfomi as unreliable.' ' : • .. ... But in Home, leftrwlng political lenders believe the United Slates .Lieut. Edgar. Harold Lloyd, son of Mr, and Mra. B. u. Lloyd of Ynrbro, has been inbuliiK In ivctloa France since, Nov. Id. ' In Six Occupants Of Auto Perish Victims Unidentified After Flames Destroy i Car In Louisiana • /'BATON, ROUGE, LH,', Dc«.i 0 •U.I',)—A family of, four 'persons, believed.,to bo-from .Ohio, and two other-persons who were believed 'lo liave hitchhiked . a. ride . were burned .Co.death' "early tiiLi morning Iti nirniitoiuoblle a few'miles south of 'Sorrento, .on. llio Airline Highway, It i wns Himauhcod< toilny by tho ; ilalo police office' here. /rite,oar,'.n t .I(Ml ciievrplet coupe, was IJstcd : In. thc name; of. Aldroy Milr|)tiy.';qr .167Q .Jjlor'thwest ..Bqulc- v,ru'.d, •C.oju.nit^uj.-blilb, : uul .It ilind not -'been > dolefinlncd exactly •\vlio Whs M the oar as the bodies".were bnriled ''so '' b'ii(llyv iis. to '• be . . .- Sliei-lff' ,, victims ' possibly;- were : . :' Investlgntcd sal<i"thnt ;'twp ;of (lie who tims possibly;- were KcBfdes who re.,' BJyoii i .a. : vide , from' . Lutcher," ip'sjffeijroen'-.lmtl ,'lum buVJof-'gas . , ilcar iSorreiit.-) .In their truck and had "returned lo^Lu^clier for fuel." '..ThB'-;.bodic.v .•lakcii to a. Baton Rouge, ifuncral hoinc, were those of three men, a .woman, a boy about iihio. years old, und n girl about v) Russians Sweep; Around Barrier Toward Austria. i • ' Allied Armies Advance, While Bombers A.gairT ' Hit Naxi Industries' ' PARIS, Dec 6 <UP)_Alllcd'mlI- l p u w , or is '"Pl 111 "^ one by one, ivzl bulwarks holding . back the (load of oerrnan defeat, from the est, and the southeast • ' *•• On ^he »cst, the r Germaii Saar ruer line hn;, become a sleVe f punched full of holes by ilx, and perhaps seven American Third Army crossings ' '' On the aoutlieast/Hungary's LaV 0 Balaton, which was to have been a breakwater against < the Russian y 1 " 0 . sweeping tow«m Austria, has fulled The Russians have'swarm- ed to Us cosl.crn shores, fanned out tioth north and south, and have iicis "° U "* " s "? p ?° slte cm ' M All 5 tH ? iV""' h Iess *« n 50 miles ahead of llio Red Army., ,n, A f ld l t! r °UBli . Germany's open roof, another rain of bombs came Uown today on net vital industries More than 800 American Fortresses d Liberators with a fighter tes- ,V l n l 1 s largc ' hlk the L( = l "» n sjiithollo oil plant nt Mersburg rail ynidi at Bielefeld and other tar- dftlo ° ! blUi weather con - <<u'Iel Alonj; Roer ' , Taking up the, ground battle- flouts one b> one On thc west — The Amcilcan Ninth and First fumy fiont, against the Roer Uv- ci^ raclnj Germany's Ruhr valley continued the ominous. ' relative 'fillet of Uic past few days Ocneial Patton's Third Army In the Saat -valley prodivcd the bulk of the devclopmeiits 'Four new crowing of the Sasr river were made by Hie Van.ks above their Initial bilciijchead at saarlaiitern and Ihcii second one just to Ihe south The new crossings were mnde bv iifnntrymon of tho-90th Divlslan , in assault Uoah dining the early "Horning hours toda'y " v '" 5 W ' Although-the -Sorfjs'juppos'e^ly-, lmv(? wiverful artillery cmplace- "\ Cn ?, J",^ h f 'h^-telt of,the Siegfried llne'just behlnb'fhclSaar. 1,1 in "tu v 8 ?"! 8 flr ?', ""« ™all caliber shells' pejtcd T-ihe ^ a u!t boa s The^anks^reacli^ the east, .seven. Ooiizales : said lite .'man, .woman ;. —* *"*m tLuviiuiuit.-> win (icciuc ,j — wi.tvtii Liitiif:^ v^n'.uiun .huiu uiu. niEiii, woman if they had a rightful grievance 1!, lcy w111 Pave the way for torn'ii- and'two children were in a cafo One of the rugltlvcs was Men- tl0 " P r " new <"»blnct with Sforzo,'-when tho Negroes bought gas •/ tlflcd as Jack Wlnn, the fellow who ns l lr< ""lcr or .foreign minister.' flve-gallon'can found In the auto „„ .,*..,,, vm; IUI1UW Will) made the headlines four years ago by his two-day vigil atop thc prison water tower. He Is serving n five-year term for attempting .'to escape federal custody. Warden' Joseph W. Sanford says that he had been classified as a constitutional Psychopathic and WHS confine,} hi the prison special treatment center. Garnishment been filed by Grimwood Is Named In Suit For $250 proceedings have ..j Mrs. Fannie : L. Ltntzcnich vs Fred O. Grimwood former owner of KtXJN, local radio .'.tatlon, In which she seeks to collect $250 allegedly due her. In the suit filed in Circuit Court, ihc is seeking to garnish payments made by Harold Sudbury, present owner, to Air. Grlmwoo<! who purchased the station from her former late husband, C. L. Lintenich. Buck and Suclbiiry represent. Mrs. LinUceiiich and George W. Bnrhnm is attorney for the defendant. 2182 2180 2101 w.orn-out graveled road which now Studebaker . ' 13 3-8 2160 ,2160 2160 extends from the Mississippi Btocr" Standard of N J ....]'.'.'". 54 3-41 2088 2089 208B west lo where the concrete begins'Texas Corp. . 48 1-2 Dec 2160 2161 about a mile cast of Blytbeville. Radio . ..'.". '.'.'.'. 133-8 Mav Chicago Wheat low close pr.cl. open high 107% 103 y, They interpret.the American policy as a complete vindication' for Sforia,' nltlibugh 'Secrelary of 6tate Stcttlntus snlrt only that thisi'c6uii- try had never Intimated dppdsltion lo Sforza. . ' ;" , .,;•;. ' ; -;- •• . Noting that .Stcttlnius : referred' specincally ofjly. to the It&lla'n. situation; Washington diplomat!^ circles believe the secretary' of state: may further;,;darlfy .tiils '.country's ITOllcy soon in respect to'other llb- crntcd countries. Three of th<i United Nations, ( areecc, Belgium lind Poland, havd; been Involved in po- llllcnl crises- attributed -by some quarters lo efforts by BrlUlii i)r Uiis- sla or. both to establish spjicrtfs of influence. , >•*•<• Weather ; ARKANSAS—Cloudy wilh rain this afternoon and In cast and e'en-' tral portions tonight. Cooler tonight. Thursday, considerable cloudiness with rain in extreme cast pbrtion in the morning, / - Precipitation, which .began during last night, totaled .57 of an inch this morning. .- .' .. Minimum tcm]>eraUirc during thc Skill and Courage Save a Pilot and a Plane night was 37 degrees. wl(h tli6 . UIJ official government thermometer 'Oct rising to 52 yesterday. . bee mobile'was thc same as filled at kuteher for the. Negroes. ..'I/he sheriff said the only ex- thc wiis Hint, .(he cnn ofgac.i- line ; Imd becpinc . Ignited ' by a clg- arctic 'and exploded Inside tho, car. ong, There -.was no evidence, of a, wreck er fixed defenses, and no skid oil the lilghwny Alrlliic Highway. .Stale police aixl Goinalcs- 'arc cbntliHiiug th'elr I'rivcstig'iiUbn In an attempt to Idcntjfy the Bodies. David Rites Postponed Funeral of Miss Annie Lee David of Manila, 33, who died Monday In Little Rock, was postponed unt|l tomorrow afternoon, after having first been planned for this afternoon. nilo.i will be held al the Manila Baptist Church, 2 o'clock, i Thomas Funeral Homo Is In charge. , u W* ? arve( ? OU{ ^.c.r.uwjun- - brldgehends ,at all four select- ' cd points , , ' Still farther north, m.* the 'niea of Mcrt/lsr,' small psjtrol formations sipped alcfoss the Saar. But it's not cear whether these forces were , rcln/orcedf 4 or withdrew after re^ f connalssance j '•*>, Yanks Probe Defen.wu Beyond the first two bridgeheads,^ tho Yanks'have advanced a mile to a mile nnd 'half into tlie Saar and are feeling out the first fried line * ° e '~ The test, if this line may not be long in coming, the test of uhetl "' ^S'^can mill nu aniu iiiniK.i UM uic iijgnwny. "Miner guns and Ifgntcr bombs can The car was'found burning: on the '">ld up under the weapons we are Airline Hiha now 1 now using. Ten miles of Saar- New York Cotton open high low close pr.cl Mar,'.'2183 2185 2177 2177 218C May .2181 2182 2176 2116 2178 ,July . 2161 2101 2158 2158 2158 . 2030 2000 2086 208-1 2083 . 2170 2175 2176 2175 2167 riane Inlo meteor The pictures above,, taken by a Navj' photosrapher aboard the U S aircraft carrier Cowpcns ill thc Pacific, show moments packet! with spectacular drama.. Approaching the carrier for a landing, a Gram- Coming in on a .wing and a flare man Helcal fighter plane bursl.s-lnto flames unknown to the pilot, tit. Alfred W. Mngee, Jr., of Pittsburgh, Pa. Emergency squads— firefighters in red caps, first aid men In grccii caps—scramble to the This "hotCoot'l is a,welcome one flight deck as the plane lands like a flaming.meteor. .U. .Magec hotfoots it Blong the whig, 'dragging his parachute. With ski!! born of many rehearsals,'.the'.'fireflghting loam extinguishes the blaze. - **j ivuuiEtiiv 01 oaar- brucken which k under steady artillery fire, the 35th Infantry Division has broken into the outskirts of Sarrcguemlnes, the French fortress town on the German border In thc upper Rhine valle>, thc American Seventh Army has won nn 80-holir house-to-houie 'bittie at Selestat, 25 miles below Strasbourg And other units have penetrated to within seven miles of Colmar, the anchor point 'of the last German pocket of. NaiiVeslst- unce in Alsace Meanwhile.ithe Impact of the Red Army drUe to Lake BalaUm *m Hungary, appears to have crushed German plans for holding a de- feme line there The Germans may, however, make a desperate effort to hold the 31-mile corridor 'extending southward from Bjilaton to the Dm a river Soviet dispatches say tho Nazis are draining off reserves from Italj and the Balkans m an effort to stem the Soviet sweep Berlin dlspalches by way of Sweden -my a Balkan army under Den- cm! Von Welch already has crossed the Dr*va to bolster the line In Italy, British and Polish troops of the Klghth Army ha\u established' a firm bridgehead on the upper bank <5f the Lamofie ri\ - er, and.lt extends, almost to the outskirts 6f> Faenza. Lions Hold Quiz Contest A quiz contest conducted by Harman Taylor comprised the program at the regular .weekly luncheon meeting of Lions Club - members held jfsterday at Hotel Noble Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL' STOCKYARDS—Livestock <\VFAi—Hogs 8,300 salable 8,000;' lop 14.20; 1 180270 IDS. 1410-15; 140-160 Its'-12751360, good sows 1365-1376 *' Cattle 5,500, Salable'4,500: cal\es 2000, all salable; m>xed jeirllngs & iclfers 10-1250; cows , 7.25-1060; anners antT cutters 5-7; slaughter tecrs 9 25-rfc Slaughter heifers 8-16;"f tacker and'feeder steers 8-1350,-,,

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