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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL, XLI—NO. 254 Blythevllle Dally News Courier THE DOMINANT NKWat'M'EB OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHHABT MISSOURI Blytbevllle HenOd iiisdatlppl v»U«y U*d*r Work Or Fight Proposal Draws Fire Of Unions Mines Says .Manpower Shortages Caused By Frozen Wage Levels WASHINGTON, Jan. H (U.P.) — The proposed work-or-flght legislation now before Congress drew sharp fire from organized labor today. Lewis G. Hines, legislative representative of the American Federation of Labor, fired the opening gun in labor's campaign against the work or fight bill. He told a House committee that present manpower shortages tire caused principally by frozen wage levels In certain plants. Where faster production is needed, wage Increases should be granted, Hines says, and he adds that there should he little danger ol creating inflation through such action because the increases would involve few plants. On the other hand, he Insists national service legislation would force labor to work at low pay to provide profits for employers. Albert Hamilton, appearing for the Socialist Party, also lias attacked the work-or-fight bill. He claimed the manpower problem does not justify a labor draft, that voluntary recruiting has not been exhausted, and that a manpower draft would be undemocratic and would hurt production. President Philip .Murray of the CIO is expected to testify. tomorrow, and Industry's views on the proposed legislation will probably be given later in the week. Incidentally, Representative May, author of the work-or-fight bill, plans to offer an amendment to his bill which would put all es- BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 1915 Late Bulletins WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UP) — War Secretaiy Stlmson announced that American losses In the zone of the German breakthrough in the Ardennes totalled nearly 40,000, WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (OP) — President Roosevelt has announced the appointment of Edwin C. Wilson (o be United States Ambassador fo Turkey. "Wilson was American rep«- seriUtive lo the French Committee of National Liberation at Algiers. He succeeds I/aurence A, StMnhardl. WITH D. S. FIRST ARMY, lielglam, Jan. 15. (UP) — Troops of the American First Division today captured Faymonville, five miles southeast of Malmedy In a drive Into the northwestern shoulder of the German salient. sential industries •work week. on a 48-hour Owner Closes Show Because Of Meningitis .With another case of spinal . menlhglt|s reported at Luxbra, the Lux Theater has been closed temporarily by the owner in an effort to prevent public gatherings, while .health:;authorities^,:askT. ! people ;,to stay.'away from, gatherings. Moses Simian, in closing his theater today /voluntarily, said he wanted, to encourage people to. stay away from crowds until the disease had been wiped out. The four white and Negro school's at Luxora and Victoria remained closed today and it is expected classes will not be resumed for two weeks, It is expected the theater will reopen in about a week if there arc no more cases. The new case reported at Luxora is a Negro man who had been at Victoria, farming community west of Luxora. . where the outbreak started several days ago. All /)f the cases of persons between ages of 16 and 26 years, one of which is white and thc other Negroes, are improving satisfactorily, according to Dr. E. G. Budd, director of Mississippi County Health Unit. JohnChoa,e,51, Dies Last Night Farm Owner Of Dell Is Fatally Stricken At Veterans Hospital John I. Choiile, World War I veteran and farm owner at Dell, died last night at the Memphis Veterans Hospital. He was 51. Long in ill health, he was admitted to the hospital Tuesday when his condition became more serious. Born at Russcllville, Ark., he lived there until he went to Dell 10 years ago where he since farmed. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon, 2 o'clock, at Cobb Funeral Home by the Rev. E. J. Marshall, with burial at Blmwood Cemetery. . He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ida- Choatc; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Helen Delaney and Mrs. Mary Ellen Alley, of Blytheville; four sons, Robert Brooks Choate, pharmacist's mate second class of the Nnvy, now in England, Raymond, William Edward and John I. Choate Jr., all of Dell; five brothers, Arthur Choate of Russellvillc, Andrew Choate of Pottsvillc, Ark., Guy Choate of New Orleans, L. T. and William Choate of Washington, D. G., and two sisters, Mrs. Georgia Whiteside of Russellville and Mrs. Annie Laforlette of Manila! '. Laney May Feel Out Legislature With Proposals Solons Reopen Session At Little Rock After Three-Day Layoff LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 15 (U.P.) — Arkansas' 55th General Assembly reconvened this afternoon after n Uutt-day recess. It was expected that Governor Ben Laney will test the strength or weakness of Ills lew administration. The new chief executive is cx- )ecled to toss one or more of Ills reorganization bills Into the hoppers during this week's session, nml if everything goes smooth, lie mny ntroducc his most vital measure— thai of consolidating the corporation and public utilities commissions. Also expected for Introduction this week Is the measure which would reorganize the state police department, and remove Cliff Atkinson ,as department superintendent. It's reported that, such a measure can pass the House, but It may meet tough opposition In the Senate. 'Budget requests for the various divisions of the state government tire expected to start making their appearances In the House during this week. And a new House economy bloc Is expected to scan the icquests closely and make even further reductions than those made by thc pro-session joint budget committee. This new economy bloc is built around Representatives Paul Van Dalscm of Perry County- Roy Rlnles of Polk county; W. H. Abbington of While County, and William Ward of Lee County. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTO Fall Of Houfialize, Key Town In Belgium, Appears Imminent; Bombers Hit Formosa* Japs Say LA A _ • t, 11 & _^ A , . .. . \ .-.-..,-w-«-w-*-vs«-..' •ww-^^%«^^wv« J — • ' , B^^ MacArthur's Men But 80 Miles From Manila and Japs Have Not Yet Offered Major Resistance PEARI, HARBOR, Jan. 15 (U.I'.)—The. buttle for Luzon Island in (ho Philippines seems to he stirring up more action in th'c air over Formosa (.him on Ihu ground itt Luzon itself. , The Tokyo radio siiys Admiral Ilalsoy's' Third Fleet hug thrown a heavy carricr-plnne assault, agniusl Formosa for the third lime in two weeks. The Jnps say the uttuck lasted for four mid H half hours, that airfields mid comnumica- tions facilities were Inc. main targets, and that some dam- Senators May Adkins Supreme Court s Denies Appeal Death Sentence For Slayer Of Luxoran Affirmed By Court LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 15 (U.P.) — The Arkansas Supreme Court has affirmed Ihe death sentence imposed on Tony Brown, Negro, convicted in Mississippi County for the slaying of a Luxora nightwatch- man, A. M. Lynch, Dec. 4, 1943. In affirming the lower court's verdict, the Supreme Court held that testimony given in a civil suit when It is a repelilion of a previous confession does not con- slitutc an invasion of constitutional right, 1 ; of a defendant. The point was raised in Brown's appeal that he had appeared as a witness before the Arkansas Compensation Commission in a case involving a claim for. damages arising from I.ynch's death, Testimony showed he appeared voluntarily before the commission and that his statements were in accord with those made to Mississippi County offl- allegertly confessing the LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 15 (UP) — There arc indications that the Arkansas Senate may Investigate pardons and furloughs issued to prisoners in state penal institutions during the four-year term of former Governor-Homer Adkins. State senators coming back to Little Rock after' a three-day recess say there is every reason to expect an investigation. And the. fire has been kindled even further by Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Duty ot Rogers, who has charged that E. A. Burld, a Faycttoville businessman, was pardoned illegally fol- owing his conviction' of manstaugh- :cr In the death of a school teacher last spring. - - Adkins granted a full pardon to Budd two weeks ago, despite pro- lesls of Washinglon County law enforcement officials. Budd had been sentenced to five years In connection with the death of Miss Nornia Smith. Duty says he will demand a grand jury investigation of the pardon In Washington County, scene of the crime. A senate inquiry of pardons Issued by thc former governor wouid be possible by adoption of a senate resolution. Former Governor Adkins Ihis afternoon said he would wcldbme, an investigation of the facls concerning the pardon he Issued to E. A. Budd, Fayettcville lumberman, several days before he retired as Arkansas' chief executive. In a statement to the press ajid radio, Adkins said he would welcome any investigation the Arkansas Senate chooses to make. And adds. "I hold myself and records available for presentation to any competent authority lha.1 might be designated. I shall be glad to review each and every case of clemency for my entire administration.' Tlie former governor said "Apparently there are those who would carry last Summer's campaign inlo 1945." Soviets Drive Across Plains Below Warsaw -MOSCOW, Jan. 15 (OP) — Thc Russians are pouring through their gap 120 miles below Warsaw on to the southern plains of Poland. They're now within 60 miles of thc German border, arid are rolling at n lip of more than n mile an hour owards Krakow, 31 miles away. So far Moscow has confirmed only Marshal, Ivan.S. Konev's.push across- trie frozen plains of Poland and the flanking drive in Czechos- ovakla. But Berlin '. says that the Red Army offensive has spread llk'o wild-fire to. both ends of the front. All in 'all the ! Nazi reports tell of line different battles, stretching rom Lithuania to Yugoslavia, far o the south. And Berlin says that lossibly 3,250,000 Russians and Germans arc locked in sec-saw struggles. Says .the German High ommand: "Bitter fighting has ccrs In crime. In his trial in Mississippi Circuit Court, his alleged confession was admitted. While not made in open court, it was substantiated by •witnesses. Chicooo Wheot open high low close pr.cl May . 164V. 164% 163 163 164% July . 156!i 15614 155',6 1551S 156% lared up on the entire front." commentator' adds: "The And Red Army inlends lo end the war by flinging 115 divisions into just four of those fronts." N. 0. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. 2220 2214 2180 2121 Two Cadets Die In Night Crash Student Fliers From Blytheville Airfield Killed In Tennessee Two aviation cadets of lilylhe- vlllc Army Air Field wove killed last night when their advanced twin engine' bomber plane crashed nnd burnix] 10 miles north of Millington, Tenn., Naval Air Bo.se near Memphis, it was announced today by Lieut. Col. Howard C. Slelllng, commanding officer. Killed were Hugh J. Slssons IV, son of Mrs. J. Arthur Nelson, 211 Goodwood Garden, Baltimore, Mrt., and Donald R. Smith, son of Glen W. Smith, 204 Glen Driver, Iowa Falls, Iowa. The cadets, who came here three weeks ago lo begin final (raining for their wings nnd commissions were on a routine combat Iralnlnf night from the field when the crash occurred lit 10 o'clock. Members of Class 45A, both were unmarried. Cadet Slssons was a student al University ;of- Maryland -Vhen he entered -service nnd Cadet/ Smith attended- Iowa State College prior to beginning pilot training. It was expccled their bodies wll be sent to their homes, accompanied by military escort, for funeral services and burial. Frisco Railway President Dies' At St. Louis J. M. Kuril, trustee of the St. Louis, San Francisco Railroad who died Saturday morning at the Deaconess Hospital, St. Louis, often visited in Blytheville. He had been here a number of times when hU private car was parked on the tracks between Main and Walnut streets. Tlie 74-year-old president hntl open high low close pr.cl. 2219 2219 2207 2210 2211 2213 2196 2201 2183 2184 21C5 2172 2118 2118 2100 2106 2113 2113 2100 2100 2114 occupied that position since 192o! Retired Teacher Who Served 39 Years Dies This Morning N. Y. Stocks AT&T 163 5-8 Amer Tobacco 67 3-4 Anaconda Copper 31 3-4 Belli Slcel 69 3-4 Chrysler 05 Coca Cola 1347-8 Gen Electric 393-8 Gen Motors 64 1-2 Montgomery Ward 49 1-2 Missourian Dies While Fighting Foe' In Belgium COOTER, Mo.. Jan. 15. — Sergt Thurwood Earl Barger, 23, was killed In aclion Dec. 26 In Belgium the War Department has notified relatives. Overseas since September, Sergeant Barger was In the Infantry. He received training al Camp Roberts, Calif., following induction into the ' -my last March. Born in Cooler where reared, he was known to his friends as "Bussie." His wife, Mrs. Mamie Barger, is visiting relatives in Chicago at this lime. He also Is survived by a daughter, Willene, seven; a son, Louis, four; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Barker; two brothers, Dee a"d Lee Barger, and four sisters. Mrs. Catherine Edwards, Mrs. Rita Bryan and Misses Pauline and Sue Barger, all of cooler, Mrs. Gilllam Starkey, a "school marm" in Mississippi Counly schools 39 years, died llils morning at Walls Hospital where she had been a patient for 15 months. The 79-year-old retired teacher, who is believed lo have taught rudiments of "reading, 'riling and 'rith- metic" to several thousand of the county's citizens, died at 6:15 o'clock after several years illness of a skin ailment. Having no blood relatives closer than several nieces and nephews living In Texas, wishes concerning the funeral are being carried out by a long-lime friend, Mrs, J. E, Lunsford, who has looked after Mrs. Starkey during her illness. Mrs. Vena Wyatt Henley, formerly ol Blylheville and now of Detroit, is expected lo come for the services to be held possibly Wednesday. The Rev. s. B. Willord, pastor of First Methodist Church, and the Rev. Bates Sturdy, paslor of Lake. Slrcet Mclhodist Church, will conduct Ihe services with burial at Maple Grove Cemetery. A colorful character who refused to let declining years dim her interest In life, Mrs. Starkey was wife of the late James Starkey. Born in Ripley, Tenn., where reared, she came to this county In 1888. Following her retirement In 1930, she spent her time looking after her farming Interests while continuing to make her home at 1307 West Main street until her condition became so critical she was moved to the hospital. Teaching every grade from the first through the eighth and then becoming principal, Mrs. Starkey boasted the longest teaching record in Mississippi County, In addition to teaching in more schools of the county than any other Instructor. She first had a school at Mills Bayou In 1888 shortly after her marriage, and since taught at Blytheville, Chlckasawba, Clear Lake, Lone Oak, Ekron, Dogwood, Recce, New was done. There's no Allied confirmation. Halscy's licet lias been under sc-. curlty blackout since it attacked n Jap. convoy oil Indo-Chlnu lost week. But there's no particular reason lo doubt the Japanese report. Formosa Is the mnin Jnpnne.se stip- lily base for the riilllpplncs and us such, Is an obvious target lo bo neutralized lo make our campaign of recoil finest enfilor. Americans 1'ush Ahcnii Reports from Luzon say tho Ja|is 1111 are pulling up lltllo resistance lo our frontal advance into the central plains before Manila. The Americans have crossed the Agno river In force, and pushed to within 80 miles or less of Manila Itself, and still have encountered nothlnii but a scattering of Japanese forces United Press Correspondent William Dickinson leads oil one of his dispatches from Luzon today wllii these words: "Il's hard lo bcllevo this is war." Of course, Ihls Is tho sltunlion a; of Ihe present moment. There stil is plenty of evidence Hint much hari flghllng lies ahead before Iho Yanks advance the rest of thc.80 miles to Manila. Tlie Japs arc doing jiicir ulmos to shift forces from the area soull of Manila Inlo tho plains above'thc capital for a major defensive slam: But their progress has been disrupt .cd and delayed, by. a series of -hca'tf, •American air assaults on thclr"col umns moving on bolh sides ot Ma nlla. . No Defense Along Agno Thc enemy already appears I iave r lost a chance lo make a inn or defense along Hie, Agno river one of 111. 1 ; best nntiirnl barriers And lliere now is a question al head quarters whether tlie Japs will b able to deploy llielr forces ciulckl enough to organize' n defense a Tarlac, Ihe logical defense poin •ioulli of thc Agno, nnd some 0 miles from Manila. The Japs have been putting u considerable resistance ngnlnst Am erlcan efforts to broaden thc wldt of our beachhead around the Lin gaycn Gulf. But thc Yanks hav pushed out on both sides of the In Itlnl landing area, and now have beachhead curving around thc gu for about 45 miles. Today's dispatches say llml Ih Yanks striking east from Dnmbrll on thc left flank of thc beachhead! have been halted temporarily by mortar and sniper fire, and that fierce lighting Is underway there. Filipino guerrilla lender. 1 ; who Jinvc made contact wllh our forces say that the Japs have funncled troops in considerable strength on the north and northeast side of tlie central plains. These forces probably will retreat inlo the Cagayan plain of northern Luzon lo slage the final defensive stand on Luzou. Sirs. SUirkey Hope and Gosnell. She began with a subscription school at $1-50 per month cadi pupil for a three months term. Her first salary was $35 monthly for thc same length term. When she retired she was employed by a nine months term school at a salary of 5157 monthly. Until stricken ill, Mrs. Starkey was just os alert us when she kepi order in her school room. She playec her old square piano, painted anc grew a fine garden, products ol which she canned. Possessor- of numerous fine a ill cles long In possession of her family she was owner of a Gaelic Bible published 600 years ago, a family heirloom. Holt Funeral Homo Is In charge of nrrnngcnienls,' ' TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Naval Planes Given Credit For Victories By DAVID \VKHKS United 1'rew SUfC Wtfttr Japan developed Iho tyiw of im- al warfare thai America Is using o cut a Irans-l'acUlc path to 'okyo. In the old days, a naval baltl'J •as a ship versus ship aflnir. I'ow- riul drcBrtnMlshis, bristling with uns, hurled shells at each other vcr miles of vacant water. But all that has charged now. fore likely than not, naval bnl- les nowadays are plune-versus-shlp ffnlrs. Victory goes to tho fleet I'lth Ih 0 best and most filers. Sea warfare hon |nkcn to tho air. Yes, navnrwarfaro has changed, nd It was UIQ Japs who changed American Tanks and Infantry Converge On Town In Center Of Collapsed Ardennes Salient I'AKIS, Jan. 15 (U.P.)—The town which once served as ho heart of tin- German offensive' into Belgium a,nd LUJC- mbourtf lias bean surrounded by Allied troops and the nnounccment of its full is expected at any time , That town ia Houf fali/o. Not, a nig.city or, the'map. but big .(iily in military strategy, for it •Is'feouffalize'thai oryed as the center of Marshal Von Rundstedt's bulge, and ,3 the turntable for hia supplies. Tlio Ja|is won Ihetr first two iu>- iil battles, If they can ba called well, with planes alone. Using no toro than 150bombers, they knock- d out America's Pacific ncet at 'earl Harbor, crippling eight bftt- IcshltK mid giving them naval MI- icrlorlty for n year. Two days Inler, tlio j n p s bombed o the bottom of tho Gulf of Slam ho IMllsh capital ships Repulse nnd Prince of Wnlcs. But.the Japs ulso won the onrlj fililp-versus-shlp battles. Chalked to heir credit are the battles of Ma- cassar Strnlt, Ball nnd Jam Sen U that dark hour, the hcst Amcr- .could assign to the pacific o two carriers, six cruisers nnd less Hum n 1 dozen destroyers. First J»;i Setback Then Hie tide turned. Tho Japs teamed, boldly: Into the. Coral Sea off Australia., The battle, America's first naval victory' of the war wus strictly a fight between cnrrlor- ascdi Wanes. Not n single big nu l son. was fired. The Americans on, not because ot 'liny groat" Ids Inflicted on tho; Japanese, but. bd cause the enemy's advance towan Australia was checked. Then, the imttle of Mldwa> Aniorican iHlrt-way-based nnd cur rler planes ripped Into a Jap ar mncln which wheeled and fled. O 80 Jnp ships, 20 were destroyed o daninged. That did it. The Japa ncse Navy has never been the saiu since. Thus America learned th c har< way the value ol the flat-lop, th value of Ihe t|ny plane .against th great ship. An<t America learnei that lesson well. A glance al th record of the Third meet show that. Seldom docs the Third Fleet fi: n Kim. Yd the damage II has In fllclcd on the. Japanese In the Pa clfio has been'phenomenal. The Third 'Fled struck Pormos and the Ryukyus January 3 and 4 Result—25 ships sunk, 58 damagcc Then another was sunk ID the Bonln islands the sixth, and 12 more were silnk and 14 damaged off Luzon the.sixth and seventh. It was Formosa, nnd the Ryukyiis ngain Jan. Dili, when 33 ships were sunk and 105 damaged. Then to Indo-Chltm, where 25 ships were sunk and 13 damaged. That adds up lo flci ships sunk and 160 damage^ In 11 days. All chalked up to the credit of carrier Officers Arrest Negro Fugitive Murder Suspect Who Fled From Jail Here Found Near Hayti A long search for Nca.\ Cook, Negro who escaped from thc county Jail here last Sept. 12, ended last night with Haytl, Mo. his apprehension at Thc other Negro, Roger Palmer who escaped at thc same time, also by walking out a door lett open, was apprehended several days later and now Is at the county penal farm. Cook was apprehended by officers after Police Chief William Berryman had developed a clue upon which he started shortly after the two men made their es- canc. Making the arrest were Chief Berryman, Deputy Sheriff Ralph Rose, Denuty Sheriff E. A. Rice and J. W. Beard, Missouri slate 147 County Men To Be Inducted Local Draft Boards To Send Contingent From Here Tomorrow A total of 141 young men from his fmmcdlato .section will begin service in Iho aimed forces tomorrow when thin number will be sent "rorn Selective Service Bonrds '"A" uid "Ji" to camp Robinson, Little Rock, for Induction, alter having ivclndiictlon •exninliintlon, From Boaril "A" for -tho city of Blythovinc, these will go: Thomns 3. Sweet, Earl E. lx>wry, Calvin B aeniictt, JameH O. Cruli;, Dclberl L. Rogers, Wlllliun R. Mullli). 1 ;, Robert M. Queen, Jesse Ji Hnrgetl Fred Smith, Stanoll Dunn, Harold O. Thompson Jr., Charles J. Pol- It. Mitchell, Hurl E lard, John Onnott. From Board "B", made up of North Mississippi County outside Dlytlievlllo, llieso will go: • Ralph Snnders Gllp.i, Marvin Mclvin 'Blhbs, James Detroit lirackin Bill Edward Phlpp.'!, qillc Ralpi Bntigns, E?rn Asbprry 8noy,'i Wllllan R as tc 6 Fleii 1 ! I ng,"Eeh U6 it- Hffll ,'Jamcs Olay. Gibson, Charley Durwln Mar- This afternoon Houffallze is under attack by three Allied armies, he. American First, and Ihe'Amer- tcan Third an<i the British Second, iBMinfc side by aide for the lirst ,ime, Tlie First Army, under General Hodges, Is spearing down from the north, and »t latest reports ,was Rlthln a mile and a half from Iho objective. Tl}<? Third Army !s pushing up from tho south, |s now five miles away, and Iho British aro pressing In from tho west. RcsliUnce Is Heavy Unllod Press Correspondent John McDermoU report* from General Hodges' headquarters lhat two Tlrst Army columns slioulderlnj towards the lown aro meeting sllff resistance. And Patton's men re- ixirt equally desperate fighting on tho pthci side of town. In, a desperate counter-attack early todny Hie Nazis drove Third Army ticops from R town five miles soulli of Hoiiffall™ only a few hours after It had fallen" to the doughboys. Some 18 miles northeast of- Houtfnllze. othci First Auny forces arc inching lonards Saint Vith, the big toad and rail base sitting near the northern base of tho salient. Hero again It's a story of stiff rcslslnnce. But field dispatches satf*. tliat- n highway junction slightly' *•> moic than six miles above the" lown'has becVi capluicd nftor n .lough battle. And tiie doughboys 8tlU'ar6 on^ thc move. ..,., j Fni, lo (he south, on Iho Alsace front other American troops of the Allan B. Qnrrctt, Hnrrolrt Selby, Dewcy Odcll Jackson, A. J. McConnel, Rupnrd'jess Towcli. Floyd Vernon Wright, Floyd Harrison Leslie, J, L. Wlclner, Nebon Wade Adams, .Marion William Boshell, Ray Dcatliorage, Leon Stone, Blnlne nirchclt Keith, Sam planes. Pearl If arbor In Reverse policeman. They found At Pearl Harbor, tho Japs did It with carrier planes. But nlmnsl every dfty is n Pcnrl Harbor In reverse for Admiral Hntsey and his sen-going airmen. As for this last great carrier strike off Indo-Chinn, It is of-fur- reaching Importance. Once and for all. It exlends United Slalcs naval power over the South China Sea. This has three strategic posslbllllles: Firsl, the closing of the 800-mile water-way over which Japan has' been moving thc bulk of the male- rlals stolen from thc Indies. French Indo China and Malaya. Second, the entrapment of Japanese garrisons in thc far-flung island regions south of Luzon and Mlndoro. And third, forcing Japan's economy lo subsist largely on the enemy's stockpiles which, allhough large, are not inexhaustible. But before all these possibilities can. become actualities, American troops must seize Luzon. Then coordinated Luzon-based and carrier planes can lurn the Soulh China Sea inlo a watery graveyard for Japanese shipping. Thus, American soldiers must win a land victory on Luzon to give American airmen n chance to win a sea victory off china. him at a Negro quarters a mile west of Hnvll on Hiehwny 84, where lin was staying. When Palmer was apprehended, In a barber sliop at Caruthersvllle. Mo., Cook eluded officers who had !ald a. trap also for him. Disappearing from Carulhcrs- villc at that time, officers had followed numerous clues until ho was located last night. • He was held here on n murder charge In the death of Another Negro here. Livestock ST. LOUIS, Jan. 15 (U.P.)—Hogs 12,500, salable 12,000, lop 14.60, 1PO-300 Ibs. 14.GO celling, 140-160 Ibs. 13.75-14.40, good sows S13.95. Cattle 5,700, salable 5,000, calves 1.500 all salable. Mixed ycarllsss & heifers 11-14, cows 8-11. Canners and cutlers 6-7.75, slaughter steers 0.50-16.50, slaughter heifers 8.5015.75, stocker and feeder steers 3-13.25. ... ' . Welch, Jr., Leslie Leo LtUtcflcld, Eugene, Finley, Lcalun Columbus Barker, Raymond Arthur Scott, Coy Hnmlctt, Henry B. Dylcs, Billlo Lloyco Cornish, John Hugh Morgan, Luclmi Lyle Tomlln, Jr., Willie Ariicr Gnllegly, Eugene Marlon Clem, Austin Jerome Manes, Porter William Wllbanks. James Russel Pierce. J. W. Buford, Thomn.i Cnntrell Flannlgan, Lllbrclh Donal Herring, Luther Jackson Webb, Jr., Clarence Smith, Virgle Douglas Gookln, James Webster Ellierldgc, Charles Tyson Stokes, James Troy Payne, Charles Edward Wells, Carl Bucford Mason, Els- worlh W. Slatlcr, Russell Evert Phillips, Arils Cevoy Wilson. Cliude William Hcatoy, Wllburn Franklin Wells, Jr., El?.le Llnrow King. J. B. Williams, Thomas Georgo Bcncncld, Doylo William Houston, Ella! James Choate, Amuel Young Jnspcr Leo Utiistord, Edgar Junior. II. dirndl, Robert Lee Jones, Ln- verl Herman Oalnes, Wlndcll Russell Rastjcrry, Kermit Uln RIggs, Roy Colcinan Butler, Billy Eugene Helcw, James Loyd Hcrron. William Spencer Russell, Ftoyco Junior Dillard. Clifford O. G. Owens, Gerald Lafon Atnsworth, John V, Arlrols Jones, Horace Eugene Williams, Albert Wesley Massey. Luther E. Reed, James Albert Griffin, Clyde Harrison Crcsap. Paul Jay Wilson, William Rollin Heller. Carl Brltlon Dcnlon, Lammi Andrew Hodges, wilburn B. Hornbucklc, J. B. Lollar, Bcrnlce Harding Pate, Ivan Warren, Clarence Elmo Reed. Ernest Etlgeno Calrlwell. Elmer Gean Rice, wtl- llam Arthur Martin, .Jr., Charley Chllders, Fluster Eric House. Robert Monroe Turnboiigh, Harmon Matthew McLeod, Lemual Carl Castleman, William Lee Carter, William Hubert Hardin. Alfred-Mo nrd Gregory, Whit Housel Mahan, Cecil E. Caglc, Monle Earl Neeley, Marvin Lolitnd Grooms, Cliftdri Farris McAutey, Virgle Richard >Scralt, George Thomas Morgan, William Henry Baugus, Herbert Vernon Wilson, J. C. Mitchell Russell, R. J. Edward Sipcs, Curtis ouinn Boren John Franklin Fills, Lawrence D Stevens, Durell Berry, Allon Enoch Mllllgan. Pnu! Wallace Palmer. Floyd F. M. Blockcr, Willio Boyd Lucas. Oscar Willis Keltner, Wil r Ham Bradford Russell, Adi in Houston Pickle, Thurnian Keen, Charlie Utra Hollls, Joseph Lora Trull, Troy Chester Palmer, Richard Wesley Fox, Estcs Albert Phillips, Temelha James Jacks, Harlln Edwin Hig- glnbollom. „ the "prestige push" toward Strasbourg,. th c capital of Alsncc. Patch's men aro locked in i floicc battle on tho edge of tlie faguenau Foiest some 23 miles northeast of jlhe cily. And both" sides nrc tuklng heavy losses In n, strug- •Ic for lwo r nearby towns A new threat to Strasbourg itself broke ' early (odoy,, when the Nazis threw a small {talrol across he Rhine Into 'the eastern sii- wrb'i of the capital. However, icariquartch says that the thnibt WRs "disposed of" quickly. More than. 1300 Americ.in wnr- ilanes look" lo the nlr today lo larry thc allack behind Gcrmnvi hies.. Some ,600, Liberators and Portresses, 'guarded by nearly 700 Mustang and Thunderbolt fighters 'ollowcrt »P last night's RAF blows by raiding four key rail yards, in southern'Germany. '',-'• A communique from Strategic Air Force headquarters says the huge. American armada 'slruck shortly 'after; riobh, at .the; liish priority targets—two of Iheni-nenr Munich,. one near. Stuttgart, : and thc last just 40 miles south of Strasbourg. ' _".,•• , ; • Weather ARKANSAS: Partly. cloudy this afternoon. Fnir tJhlght nnd Tuesday. Colder, tonight, Services Today For Mrs. Howard Former Forrest City Woman Dies At Home Here 'On Saturday Mrs. Maggie Howard, who camn '« Blythevilte last August from Forrest City, died Saturday night at her home, 406 East Vine. She was 57. Dentil followed an illness from complications which developed after she broke her leg in a fall Christmas. Funeral services were to be held this afternoon 'at Cobb Funeral Home by the Rev. E C Broxvn, pastor of First Baptist Church; with burial at 'Maple Grove Cemetery. Born at Southland, Ark., she lived there until going to Forrest City 16 years ago. Mother of 10 children, she Is survived by, nvc sons: E. W., Joe and Claude Howard of Blytheville, Pvt. Glenn Howard of the Army In Italy, and Audio Howard of Laura Town, Ark.; five daughters, Mrs. Arbcll Fanigan of Laura Town, Mrs. Inez James of Forrest City, Mrs. Hazel Flowers of Los Angeles, and'Mrs. Juanita .Ward and Mrs. Paiiline Freeman of Blytheville; three brothers, the Rev O B Eagan of Saffell, Ark., Max Eagan of Blytheville and Dan Eagan of Lynn, Ark., and a sister, Mrs Hattie Smith of Lynn New York Cotton open high low close pr>:l. Mar. 2331 2221 2205 2S12 2270 May 2200 2211 2191 518? 2211 July 2179 2180 2164 2!69 2182 Oct. 2116 2119 2101 - 2106 3120 Dee. lilt 2113 2100 2101 2115

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