The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 2, 1945 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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— ' ™* DOMINANT NKWSP/VPKH OF NORTH^r ...r*™!™^^TIT"^*' 1 1 Aj W ? >O VOL..XLI—NO.'2<I3 Courter Newi Blytoevffie Herald Mississippi Valley LewMr BOUTHKABT MISSOURI _BLYTHPV11,LE, ARKANSAS/l'UKSDAY. JANUARY 2, 1946 £^ ^_ ^^ ^ _ „____^ ' —~~ — P»J>ULK wriBB FIVE CKN'IS ' GERMANS ATTEMPT DRIVE INTO ALSACE 'Bi® Three'ConferencePMrmed !hh rL..-.-l'II *~!. , ~~~ •— .— 1 '' ' '" '•• • ' : F.D.R., Churchill And Stalin Will Meet For Talks Leaders Of Congress Say Session Will Be Held At Early Dare WASHINGTON, Jan •> (UP) — President Roosevelt is going to meet with Prime Minister Churchill and Premier Stalin soon. Congressional leaders made this report to newsmen after a conference with the President, . Senate Majority Leader Alben Barkley, of Kentucky, said: "The President indicated that sometime soon; without indicating me time or place, he will meet with Churchill and Stalin." The House Democratic lender Jolin McCortnack of Massachusetts' was quick to add: "Probably" McCormack stressed that there is nothing yet as to ttie time and place or the meeting of the three Allied The last direct "word from Mr Roosevelt on the conference was that nothing had been arranged. And it Is generally understood that he would not lie free to attend a meeting until after his Inauguration Jan. 20. Bui Mr. Churchill has called for the conference on several occasions. The prime minister said the .'if**" of tlle ««•« biggest Allied lighting powers must get together as soon as possible, particularly to discuss problems in the field of foreign affairs. : ' Many congressmen hope Mr Roosevelt will take the occasion of his messages to the new 79th Congress, beginning its two-year career tomorrow, to clarify this country's foreign policy. The messages,probably will be revived. Jiy..pojjgnss to .9 tejMays— the annual,state" of the union in'es- sagc on Saturday _ and •'the new budget, calling for possibly 80 billion dollars, next Tuesday. Incidentally, members of the new- Congress so far seem to approve of War Mobilization Director Byrnes' request for new to tighten federal control on manpower Chairman of the House Military Affairs Committee, Andrew May of Kentucky, says the proposal for drafting, .i-iFs^pr, war work- will mean a ''work or f j'ght" law. .j A bill to put 4-Fs in essential industries -, .pas ..offered in 1043 by Republican Clare Bcothe Luce of Connecticut. But no hearings ever were held on it. Another Republican, Walter Andrews, of New York, ranking Republican member of the House Military Affairs Committee, says such, a law would pose problems, that a national service act would be better. "' Andrews says if we pay 4-FS drafted for industrial work regular workers' salaries it would be unfair to other [service men. But if the 4-Fs drew Army pay it would be unfair to labor. Byrnes' request-for a law which would allow, the War Labor Board to enforce Its decisions in courts, without resorting to seizure, also is getting backing, particularly from Congressman Ramspeck of Georgia, the Democratic whip in the House. Ramspeck agrees that the government should be able to treat labor and capital in the same way when either is guilty of disobeying government orders. Congressmen also are giving support to Byrnes' recommendation for a new War Manpower Commission measure, which would enable WMC to enforce ils rules as to how many workers each employer is entitled to keep on the job. Accident Victim Tech. Sergt. James C. Roberts ac- cidcntly killed on the firing range at camp Campbell, Ky., Dec. 21, has been buried here, where he' was reared. Federal Jury Investigates Ward Seizure CHICAGO, Jan. 2 tU.P.)— Afed- tral Grand Jury is meeting in special session today to investigate the government's seizure of Montgomery Ward and Company. United States District Attorney Albert Woll has asked the jury to determine whether or not Ward's has violated the Smith-Cominlly Anti-Strike Law, and to find out' if. conspiracy, against the government. is involved, in the company's resistance to Army seizure and operation. There are other rapid-fire de'-, -'-'" •velopments Ward cnse. , 'Montgomery " ' Major General Joseph -Byron, the Army officer in charge" of the seized Ward properties., is removing officials of the company who refuse to cooperate with the Army. Four store managers in the Detroit area already have been replaced by Army officers, with or- replace recalcitrant per- Byron .snys the officers, arc ex-. perienced ' merchandising ! nien cfers to sonncl. However, the offices'of tlie store" ow : hM reached open country and managers , claim ; simply that the; civilian executives have left their desks for the day. In another irove to simplify the Army's task of running the "huge mail order firm's plants in seven cities, two additional Montgomery Ward warehouses ' in Detroit were seized. Services Held At Manila For Aged Resident •MANILA Ark.. Jan. 2 — Funeral services were held yesterday for John Robert." Chcrry, who died Thursday. Hc : was.81.' . Services were conducted at the Methodist church; by the Rev. F. M. Sweet, with'-Jnir.ial at Manila Ccmeterj-. .''•-> Born In Obion County, Tenn., he came to Manila 30 years ago. Ke farmed until-10 years ago when he retired. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Eci Johnson, with whom he made his home, and a son, Hube Chcrry of Trimble, Tcnn. Howard Undertaking Company was In chnrge. 'Lion Cuts' To Be Guests At Banquet Here Tonight Sons and daughters of members of the Blythevllle Lions Club will be guests at n banquet to be given lonlght. 7:30, nt Hotel Noble, A motion picture on wildlife will lie shown and a talk given by Tom Mull of the Arkansas Fish and Commission. Wheel of School Bus Fractures Boy's Foot His foot fractured when the school bus wheel rolled over it Henry Wayne Martin, 13, is at Walls Hospital. With only .several small bones fractured, it is expected he can be removed tomorrow to his home near Luxora. The accident occurred this morn- Ins when a group of children were crowding into the bus as the driver attempted to bnck the vehicle. Impatient (.-> get on Ihc bus, the children started climbing into the rear door as the driver backed the bus to turn around, without his knowing they were crowding Into the bus. Henry was pushed out of place as the wheel moved slowly. The accident occurred on the road near the H. W. Mahan farm where Henry and his parents, Mr end Mrs. C. G. Martin, make their home. U.S. Sub Harder Fails To Return After Victories Nemisis Of Japanese Shipping Is Listed Among Navy Losses WASHINGTON, Jan. 2. <UP> — One of America's most famous submarines, the Harder, has been lost after a brilliant war career. The Navy says the 1500 ton sub presumably was lost in the Pacific whore it has taken a high toll of Japanese shipping ever since the early days of the wnr. In recognition of those sinkings the Harder held a presidential unit citation. And Its skipper, Comdr Samuel D. Dealey of Dallas, Texas' had.' teen decorated five times for hejoism as a sub commander. Dealey Is listed as missing, along with the sub's crew of some Ga men. The Harder wns the 35th American sub lost in,this war. The Navy also has announced the loss of the landing craft LSM-318 and the motor torpedo boat PT 300 In the Philippines area and the PT-311 in the'Mediterranean. The announcement raises tlie lo- lal of United States naval vessels lost in this war to 243. Military action in the Pacific today centers on Iwo Island in the Volcanoes, where American heavy bombers how are delivering round- the-clock blows. The Seventh Army Air Force says .the big bombers arc hammering airfields nnd military installations day and night in „ bid to keen Japanese planes grounded so they cannot hit the B-29 base nt Saipan. ' " As for the fighting in Asia, the .British have made an Important new gain in north central Burma. Allied headquarters ni'ceyloifsu-s the British have gilined 11 miles m their drive on Mandalay and now are only 72 miles from the city —j .- ultimo ifum LIIC city made famous by Kipling and thousands of bathtub baritones. In Washington today, British Brigadier Stephen F. Irwin, chief of staff to the 14th Army commander in Burma, said Mandalay is all but in the British grasp. Irwin, who leu Burma six weeks ago, Ibid a. news conference that the 14th army can'use tanks and heavy equipment to speed up its march on Mandalay. Biflie Driver Awarded Order of Purple Heart Pfc. \V. W. "Billle" Driver of Os- ceoln has been awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received Nov. 19 in action in Germany. Private Driver has been in a hospital in France since that time. He recently wrote his wife, who makes her home in Osceola with his mother, that he was sending the medal to her. Wunderlich Attends Committee Meeting Rep. William .J. Wunderlich Is ft tending a meeting of the budget committee for the 1945 stole legislature, being held In Little Rock. Appointed the member-at large, he will attend all meetings of the committee, expected to recess Friday. N. 0. Cotton Mar. . 2211 2212 2210 2211 2208 May July Oct. Uec. 2205 2205 2201 2175 2178 2172 2072 2017 2072 mi 2060 2064 2204 2176 2077 2203 2173 2070 2053 Lieut. Hargefl Suffers injury Returns To His Post Following Accident Near Tunica, Miss. Lieut. Gene Hargett, injured in i highway accident last Tuesday was dismissed from Kennedy General Hospital in Memphis yesler- '>*» and returned today to Hard- Alert High School Boy Trailed Two Men Held As German Spies HANCOCK 1'OINT, Me., Jan. 2. • UP)—A n-yoiir-okl Boy Scout Is n hero today, a hero who wns Instrumental In the capture of two German spies. When Fin chief Hoover announced that two Nazis hud been liinded by submarine on the Maine coast and had been captured,' |ic did not give the details o! how they were apprehended. Now it Is revolted that n high school boy from Hancock Point, Maine, Imd the foresight to track two strange-looking moil one snowy, stormy night, And he found that the tracks led right down to the sen. The youth is Harvard Merrill Hodgkins, n high school senior. He snld: . t "As near as I could see tficy had 011 topcoats. No one around Maine' wears n topcoat in the winter ami least of nil on n night like that one.'! The boy pulled his car over sonic —and went by the two men slowly,' so he wouldn't hit them. ' .' "I could see they were carrying some kind of bags and everybody up here has been thinking alxmt spies landing along the coast. 'So! I got to thinking those men might be up to 'some funny business."' ' Then Hodgkins saw that tho tracks In the snow loft the road and went Into the woods. So he stopped the cnv ami went Into th woods loo. And that's whcin he foun tlmt the tnicliii led to the shore. "It was u pretty high tide," th toy added, "nbout as high ns wo'v hud In 50 yours." When he reached home ho lol his mother about whaf he had KCIM And they decided to wall until hi father, a deputy sheriff, rcliiriie home from u hunting trip. ' Hodgklm father notified the a Men, and Hie FBI agonls wiirnc the lad not to brcnthc u wor about whnt lie had <|tecovcral. But to tell the story in the hoy 1 own words: "I went over to a dance at 1311s worth, Me., oa the night of No vembcr 29th. It's, about 17 mile from our home so I.took Pn's car. Hodfiklns explains that he let the party enrly, passed lip the In*, dunce, because, the snow stiuic coming down heavy about 11 o'clock Ami he was afrnid it was getlin pretty deep on the road home. ' It wns on tho road home thnt'h snv two young men, nnd Hodgkln says it struck him funny that they wore such llghl. clothes, The next thing Hodgklns know about the two strangers wns th announcement by Hoover last nigh that the two Gorman'spies hud bcci captured. Postal Workers Shift Positions E. E. Ridings Resigns; Friend Is Appointed Assistant Postmaster J. P. Friend, connected with post- offices for the pnst 16''years, has rc been. nppoInted.^nssistnut /r >)sUna^-, ' ier here, to succeed B. E. Ridings', resigned, it wns announced today by Postmaster Ross Stevens. The appointment was effective immediately with Mr. Friend already assigned to his new duties. Mr. Ridings has become n regular clerk the postofticc here ' His chest and eye injured when nis car skidded off the highway Lieutenant Hargett 1 . but able to return | o his post . - --- —... ,.j 1110 JJl/^v is not expected to resume o re Iraming lm til fully recovered Bailev ndmg with of , Lieutenant euenant a 1 " fa C rt '"the front seat, received a iracturcd foot and a head in- K r f e ls CDnfmc(I '" Kennedy General. Hospljnl H '^™ o"™' feltow officers from Harding Field escaped injury fn,,T ra " i(icnt occurred as the tour officers were returning to m ^ r t; ostraf tci- having had Christmas Day free. Lieutenant Hargett wn accompanied 'to Memphis early ., Wcsl m0tllcr ' thci . pichcd of Lieutenant Hargctt's "r, winch went out en route to '"Phls. suddenly went out again, using the accident. Lieutenant Hargett, who is tak- "• " special course at Harding ivherc he plans to continue work he said today. Other changes being made, because or .Mr. Friend's appointment, are thnl. Earl McGregor takes over Mr. Friend's duties as regular clerk in the Finance Department- Qiiincy Oliver Alexander, another regular clerk, was transferred from jcneral Delivery window to the Stamp Window and Franklin Wnrth replaces him nt the General delivery Window. Mr. Ridings takes over the work of Mr. Wnrth. Mr. Friend hns become well mown In this section since he came here July. 1, 1931, from Marked Tree. Entering iwstotflcc service In 1928 at Norphlet, he was transferred to the Marked Tree office in 1930, where he remained a year before coming here. Working in various departments hc had been promoted until hc reached the position of regular clerk in the Finance Department. Born at Lufkin, Texas, where reared, Mr. Friend received his later education in Louisiana College, Pincville. Tn resigning his position, Mr. Ridings left a job hc has held for 20 years. Taking, up postal sen-ice work here in 1914. he served In various departments prior to his appointment as assistant postmaster in June. 1918. Because; he has been connected with the postoffice 30 ycnrs, he is eligible for retirement. Owners Of Pets Report Poisoner Still At Work .// • "Lussle", a bcnuttfijl reglf'ered collie owned by Mr. and'Mr- Adolph Meyers and the pet of t^'jir daughter, 1 Joan,'/nnd 'n cat 'OR-iied by a Negro woman, were llie Intcst victims, of some person or persons who apparently have taken a fiendish delight ,|n poisoning pets here recently. > ' ":" ••-•.. u.,.*,tc •-t, }jct u the Meyers child, but 11 plnymnte ot other children in the neighborhood of 1025 West Ash street where the Meyers reside. Known for its gentleness, the dot was a favorite of those in the neighborhood, who love .animals and who nre hoping that the person or persons responsible for putting out the poison will be discovered nnd brought to trial In Municipal Court Five dogs were poisoned in a neighborhood on South Lake street recently, imd n short time later several animals met dcnth In n similar manner near their homes In the COO block of West Wnlnut. Riales /s Appointed Russell E. mates, local real estate dealer, has been appointed to the legislative committee of the Arkansas Real Estate Commission. This group will convene Jan. 12 in Little Rock at Hotel Marion. Mr. RialCs plans to attend. Livestock ST. LOUIS, Jan. 2 (U.P.)—Hog recclnts 23,300 with 20,000 head salable. Top price 14.00. 180-270 pounds H.45-14.50; HO-160 ixmnds 13.25-H.15. Good sows 13.75. Phis ... Hargolt, Seaman, ... ^ ccom Pa»Icd to Mem- Cattle 7,900 head, ' his father, ills uncle, Floyd Jesse Services Held For Baby Funeral services were held Sal- "fday afternoon nt CnruthmvIHe, MO. ,for the twin son born Friday night to Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Hicks nt their home at Braggadocio, Mo. flic baby died Saturday morning. Condition of his twin sister and mother was believed satisfactory. Besides his parents, the baby, mmcd Carlos Ray, Is survived by „,,. IVII in, j ( |o oul VI VLU ihrce brothers and six sisters. Holt Funeral Home was charge. in with =>» 7500 salable. Calves ,™, nu . t cows 8.00-11.00; canners and cut tors G.00-7.75; slaughter steers 9.5016.75; slaughter heifers 8.50-16.00; miocker and feeder steers 8.00-13.50. Weather ARKANSAS: Cloudy with snow in northwest portion this atter- r.ion. Cloudy and not so cold tonight. Snow In northwest and extreme north tonight. Wednesday, rain and not so cold. Tlie minimum temperature here last night was 15 degrees, accord- Special Election Set At Caruthersville, Mo. Residents or Caruthersville, Mo., will vote on extension of the city limits In a special election Jan. 0, following adoption of an ordinance by the city council calling for the election. It Is estimated that approximately at least one-third of the present area would be Included within city limits should a majority vote for extension, Budd Appeal Dismissed LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 1. (UP)— The Arkansas Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal of E. A. Butid, Faycttcvillc businessman, who had sought to have the flvc-yenr sentence given him by a lower court set aside. Budd was convicted of second degree manslaughter In connection with the death of n former Fay- cttcvillc school teacher, Miss Norms Smith, in the spring of 1944. Governor Homer Adkins says hc has been besieged with requests from other Fayctteville business men asking clemency for Budd. However, the governor says he could not act until the tribunal had taken its action. He did not indicate what action hc would take In Budd's behalf. N. Y. Stocks A T & Amcr Tobacco ... Anaconda Copper Beth Steel .. 163 5-8 .. 65 3-4 .. 30 GT 7-8 Chrysler 54 i_j Coca Cola 133 Gen Electric Geft Motors 39 5-8 03 7-8 Montgomery Ward .... so 3-4 N Y Central 53 Int Harvester eo North Am Avlntlon 103-8 Republic Steel 13 7-fl Radio ; 10 1-2 Sccony Vacuum 137-8 Studebaker 183-4 Standard of N J 5fi 5-B Texas Corp 491-2 Packard 51-4 U S Steel ! GO 3-8 Chicago Rye open low close, ...ov ..* 6 ..« »,, 0 »^ uvgitv:>, uv-uuiu- open niKu. low close prci, ing to the official wralhor tiler-' May . 1I5!{. 11754 115 117K 114-S morrtetcr. .Tnlv iii^i ii-m ma- n-> ' im< July . 111:4 113% 111 ft 113 Late Bulletins TAKIS, Jan. a («!•)— Adnilnil • Sir - .IkrdMm Hiinimi)', lli« unval conimaiirttr In chlrf uiulcr Uen. Dwll^it 1>. KUcnliower, wns kllh-d loday'; Ih an ali-[il;uis' ncdileiil while on his way lo it runfrrrnru In Hclftlum. . N. V,, Jan, 2 (111'} »l war plants liavc'bcou niul slilfls siisprailcd :i( oitrs as snowstoiin [•unilltlUH.s IWVilyzc Iransiiorlnllim facilities throujfhout (he Iliiffalo area. At le»sl two iHTsans have illed In (be blUinri!. •STEHMNO, Ohio,, a (0»'( —A imssuiiBcr irulu on llio Ei'lc Kallnmj wu.s.dcriitlril riirly tml.i)-, kl|l()i(; the tnjiiiccr imd Injuring the fireman. . 'I'tie vlcllni was lllchnnl Hurley of MaiJon, (»ily, The triilii ««s headed for New York from Chi- VOTIIAN. Alii.. Jan. H (III 1 ) — Mrs, (iclLilillnc 'Allxvn, 37, illfrt at nodiaii today of it sclf-liifllctcd Riinsliot waunil afttr she \\\\A sc- rlnusly woumleil her 10->-«;ir-olil !t»n," u'reonllnr (n .Sheriff I!, (j. Farmer of Houston County. Farhich said llio youth Is In serious camlet Ion .U n locnl hospital ami is not expected in live. He s^lil no coroner's Imiuust Is iilBn* Pell Man Dies Battling Nazis Pfc. Trurnon Tice, 24, Was Machine Gunner On Western Front Pf6. Truman .Tlcc, 'M of Dell, wns :llloil In ncllon Dec. «, the Wnr Dc- mrtmcnt hns Informed his parunls, Mr., and Mrn.''Elmor Tice of Doll His dcnth bccwrcd' only n short .Imc following his return to the ronl In Germany after having been wrlmwly «w|ii(lcd while' fighting In ?r'nncc:.'. •-. •' ' . A inndilnc gunner, lie wns woundr cd hi t|ic face by enemy fire In September. He \yns presuutcd Iho Ortlft'tf : lr;o'Piirulo Hcnrt wmlo re- raverlrig 1 from lib injuries in 'ii hus- )Ital 'overseas. ' • In "tile Army two yenrs, ho hni )ceii In foreign service nbout six uonths. : * • i Born In Hamilton. Aln., he had ivcd-ln tlmt state until he moved o Dell four ycurs ngo with his MreiUs. He fnrmcd with his fathci in the Earl 'Mngcrs plnce. Nfcmorlnl -services probably ivl! ic held later. Besides lib parents, he is survived by four sisters. Mrs. J. H. Rny ot Annorcl, Miss Dollle Mac Tice •Trs. Clctus Ra|>cr nnd Mrs. Olinc jinbjiin, all of Dell, nnd five broth- rs. Pic. Unman Tice of Army Air 'orccs stationed tn Hawaii, and Inck, Diirlln, Gene find James Ttcc 11 of Dell. Von Rundstedtiulb Forces From Belgiu • ^ M f '*^^ * tlH>!i A )n!!i J i,', l .H,[ U ' F \ ) ~ TI ! C GCimft " s are » um »* out of ijiui )ni!«c >n • HI-IB imt, mid «ic uw reported trying to dnvo mioUiur oiio 111(0 c.ihlein Ftiinee < ' l!<!|)oi'ls from the Belgian l,aUiefrcmts today indicate Holland Youth Wins Shorter Prison Term Kim-st, Mills of Holland, Mo chili-Bed with dontli of Helen Wright 15, near Hollnnrj two years ngo hns been sentenced to three and u half yours Imprlaonment at mi adjourned ne of eoiirt In Cimithcravlllc, Relatives Fear Two Local Men n Train Wreck Two Blythevllle men tnuy have cen in the wreck near, Ogdcn. Utah, Sunday In which at' lensl 48 ersons died and 81 others were Inured In the crash of a speeding Southern Pacific mall-express and slowly moving passenger trnin. )f the Injured 41 were civilians nnd 0 members o[ the armed forces. Because a report said both trains /crc west bound, It is probable that Edwin Burger, apprentice .seaman f the Navy,Ms delayed In arriving cr c nnd was not on the train. Wallace Hay, scnmnn second class f the navy, wns due to be on the rain after having spent n furlough ith his parents, Mr. nnd Mrs icwey Hay. Oil Mill Road. The 18-yenr-okl youth, who left ere Friday morning for San Diego, ifsscd his connection in St. Lout; nd was to leave there Saturday lorning, which-would make him possibly on that train. Because he had promised to tcl- ihone his parents upon arrival. In an Diego, and they have had no lessagc, they are apprehensive. He was to have reported at the lavnl Center there at 8 a. in. to- iy with the call expected by last tght. Seaman Barger, due to arrive crc yesterday, hns not yet arrived. 0 was en route home for his first irtough after having had boot raining in San Diego, from whore c left Friday. ffe is son of Mr. nnd Mrs. F. S. argcr 401 North Second. Publication of all killed nnd tn- ired has- been delayed pending olificiatlon of next of kin of those 1 the armed forces. Missouri on Wounded James Arthur correll of Caruth- rsvillc, seaman first class of th» avy, has been wounded, the War eparlment has noLflled his mother. !rs. Elizabeth Correll of Caruth- rsvillc. Chicago Wheat open high low close, tny . I65i,S IGfl IB-IS 165Td 104% lly . 15GX 158 155;4 157:5 155K' session Mo. Already sewing,.'n 10-ycai ten ciico assessed iignliitl him mole Htm n year ago when first tried .he cuso vvnjj appealed, tho juiv's verdict, reversed by the higher court nnd the case remanded for n new hearing, resulting In the vcccnt trlnl Giving In. his youth, having been 10 nt the time the ci-ln nllted he was ordered inu,ii,. jlui from llio state penltehlliuy to the Jnlorincilliilc ncfonnntoiy at Algon to serve remainder of his teim In the later trial, the charge of second degree murdor was ieduced ll> mniuluufjhtcr. to which he entered a plea of guilty Jimmy Sellers pleaded guilty to .. chiirge.of grand larceny In theft of. nn automobile .recenlly and ho was given a two-year sentence in the slate penitentiary,' by a' bullet fired 1 'Dec: 211, 1042 Intc Elie home of, her 1110,11161, Mis Mniy .Eminn Wrlglif, whcu jshi opened the door to investigate'shot hcnid Into at night, Testimony nt tlie Inquest revealed Mrs. Wright hart ordered three youths, Ernest Mills, Rebel t. Ovei- Hpld nnd CMell Armstrong, from her luime after they allegedly had become intoxicated nnd Imd glvui whisky to her young son, Tommy Wright. J A few minutes later shots were heard which led to the girl and her niollicr aliening, the front'door to Investigate, Mills admitted, nt the lime, that hc ilrcd the shot which killed the girl and Investigation revealed Arirj strong dlil not wield a gun but Unit Ovei'flcld, who also admitted firing shots, wns not shooting at tlio time tlie bullet struck the girl, It was said. . Mrs. Levan Dies Here Yesterday Last Rites WiJI Be Held Here Tomorrow For Accident Victim Mrs. Mary B. Lcvan, who fractured her hip In a fall several months ago, died yesterday afler- 10011 nt the home of her daughter Mrs. Hatttc Newsom, in Pride Sub-' llvlsion. She was 77. Falling In the yard to cause the serious injury, she had been a patient at Blythevllle Hospital before being removed to her home. Funeral services will be held to- noirow afternoon, 2 o'clock, at -obb Funeral Home by the Rev. E. J. Brown, pastor of First Baptist Xiurcli, nnd the Rev.. E. Z. Newsom of Cape Glrnrdcnu, Mo., formerly of Blythevllle and brother of the late Rev. J, L. Newsom, husband of Mrs. Nowsom. Pallbearers,.iwill be George P. Smith, Jamie Fox, S. E. Webb, Wil- : divisions. Now, the whole center of gravity ?/„ l j! e , western baitlefront seems to u« ql'J"*,*!". 10 the so ^ h <>ast, to Seventh Amy front ^vvhlch the Saar river valley and •»et*j*<j to tha Shine ,,^vTi r"" ba ^ aUons Mve been I robing Ame/icin'positions witu Sharp stabs along a wide front for tho past few days' And the power of the Gemurt mssaulla Is being stepped up , , b Suprefne' headquarters has just anndimced tHat one German attacn lu the area around Bltche, has d :'S«^.."J;d-ahalflntothe lines, and --- — *>«it^ <"'Q »* *IO American Seventh Army Is continuing' ' ,, Fntlre Front Active The liciido,iinrtcrs announcement i»l» filrther thal'enemy forces me IMhc^lWni" tllfi ' Way Irom Bitcho Earlier unofficial dispatches hod roiiprted enemy assaults undcrwav S Jit Brea ahd sald thnt General "'"">' « ' Seyenth Army men had cfl to gjve up some of the bi "VVj , y hscl drivc n Into the Siegfried line And new dispatches todaj Indicate that the Germans also have spread their, operations west of Bltche One .report bv nn American rndio cprievident, Gordon Fraser hays- the Gonnans'lnunched a heavy attack against American forces n the Sanr vallej 'southeast of the as- , . . - tain Malta. Joe McClurc and J. M. Taylor. Burial will Jemetcry. Born at WlcklifTe, Ky., Mrs. be at Maple Grove Le- , ., . - vnn came to Blylhevllle tn 1921 Her msband died that same year. Besides Mrs. Newsom, she Is survived by another daughter, Mrs E F. Daily of Tnllulah, La., w ho also was with her mother when she died it 4:10 p.m. Wounded Joiner Man Receives Purple Heart Vvt. Richard Akle, son of Mrs. nrlha, Akle of Joiner, has been awarded the Purple Heart for rounds received In acjion against he Japanese on the Island of Anganr. Private Akle Is a member 'of the amous 81st "Wildcat" Infantry division which recently Invaded the iHi Group. of BanrbrucXen It's n&t^ cl«jr whether ui agalnsl lljo ilgh(, \\h\g qf ccii- eral PatlcVs American Ihlrtl Army The fthlr d now holds a front running along the Snnr tiver line through Luxembourg,.aiid,into Bel- glum along the southern flank of the Gei man bulge Patten's right , wing extends through Saarbrnckeii to the southeast, Unking up with the Seventh Army somewhere in the area around Saarguermnes The new German assaults are f Imed directly Into tJie Alsace pro llncc of France^ ' Hope To, Stall Allies v The ninin Nnrt objective presiim-) ably Is the ,samp ns it was in Bel-' glum To maintain local initiative ""-I force the Allies to iakc defen- .•v! counter-mcosures and thus stnll the. Inevitable big push across Ger- Wnn'soil. ' •In Belgium, the Na?ls nre fighting hard to keep the escape corridor open, bdck to tlie base of their sillent General Patton's Third Army, smashing northward from Bas- longe Is at least five, and perhaps more milM above tho lota, driving towaid tnc northern flank which has been hailed down by the First Army At the same time, the First Army troops are pushing down to meet Fattens men And the latest reports Indicate that the two forces are separated by less thin 12 miles. Fatten ,alreadj has eliminated the major threat to Bastogne from the west I But German forces have aeen pounding away constantly on the east ary joutheast Thev ve been held off largely by the brilliant lighting of Patlons Ninth Armored Division, and his 26th Infantry Division — the Yankees Division, M up mostly of Ne» Engenders JnUhc ail', (here's no word vet °( an" large-scale American as- saullsvpver the battle lines of Belgium synllar to jcsts'-day « h<>n ihc GermaAs lost 305 planes But i™ Americari heavy bombers with figfiter-escort «ere over Gcr- N many again for the llth .straight day hacking a*a v al enemy targets behind the western front Berlin, incidentally, claims their filers jesterday destrojed 100 Allied planes in combat and wrecked another 327 on the ground at BeMin and Holland airfields. On the eastern front the Russians ha.K proclaimed death for ev- erj one of the German and Hun- r garian defenders fighting a last- rUlch stsndulniide Budapest The Red Amiy'TL fighting men are inflamed by the Moscow accusation that the Gernifiris'execufed two Soviet emissaries who' had. carried a' surrender ultimatum to'the eneniy. In Italy, the'Germans threw two sharp thrusts against the Eighth Arm\ across the Senlo rlyer But both of them were turned back and a number of prisoners were taken The Griek civil war Is marking time, arid Archbishop Oamasklhos, the regent, Is expected: to announce the formation of a new Greek government today. New York Cotton^ Mar. . 2208 ,2209 2208 2308 2J(rT May , 2199 2201 - 2198 2t£«" fttt July . 2171 2174 2171 ZHl^Jl*} • Oct. . 2063 2074,2068 Vffl JMf' Dec . 2CM 2068 2064 M

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