The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 31, 1945 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND fcOUTHKAST MISSOURI VOL. XLI—NO. 2G8 Blythevllle Dally News Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi valley Leader Hm'UlJVILLli, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1915 SIN Gl.B COPIES' FIVE CENTS REDS TAKE CITY 69 MILES FROM War Prisoners In This County Not Pampered But Strict Guarding Needed To Prevent Petty Sabotage The more than H5CO German prisoners of war interned in six camps in Mississippi county arc not coddled, observers say, but it sometimes appears they are not punished for certain actions which create a problem for those under whom they work. The prisoners were credited with saving a large portion of tlie county's crops last year, but not through any spirit of co-operation because those who come In contact with thc prisoners say they "get away" with many acts of petty sabotage. Commanding officers of the camps in this county apparently carry out the maximum penally allowed under the Geneva Conference, for punishment of offenders, but shortage of guards allows numerous "offenders" lo go unpunished, according to farmers who have used prison labor under contract with tlie government. Although commanding officers of prison camps are not allowed to issue statements, an " extensive check was made among fanners and others who have contact with the camps. Given Diet Punishment Prisoners committing offenses, after having been warned nol to repeat practices, are understood to be put in solitary confinement, and on bread and water diet, maximum punishment allowed under terms of the Geneva Conference. "Offenses are enough to worry a. farmer to death, 1 ' according to those who work- the prisoners,. It is said they are better than no ».. help at all but sre so much worse ^ than; any .labor they ever used ; that \there can be .'no. comparison. ; "*' Tnelff ' acdT' of 'sabo'iay'e'.nre 'Va-^ Vied. Latest of these include dragging cotton sacks .through .mud Koles. found in fields because of excessive rains, to make the sacks weigh more and at the same time Surprise Eighth Army Landing On Bataan Peninsula Cuts Foe On Luzon Into 4 Big Pockets ALLIED HEADQUARTERS On Luzon, Jan. Bl (U.P.)— Japanese hopes for ;i successful or prolonged defense of Luzon were at ebb tide loduy. With (he new, surprise, bloodless, and completely unopposed American invasion cutting off the Hainan Peninsula, Japanese defenders of Lu/,oii are split into four pockets. Jap garrisons now arc sealed off on the Bataan Peninsula itself; in the Manila area of southern Luzon; in mountains west of Clark Field in the center of the Luzon plain; and in the Bagnio area in the northern part of (he island. damage the cotton. They also have been pulling whole stalks of cotton, instead of just, bolls. A load'of cotton gathered by prisoners recently showed many stalks with as few as eight bolls on them jammed into the lond. ;.':;• .;-.-.•: i- : ; They i put clods :0f dirt: into the sacks to hiak'e: additional, \yeight. In orte! field ;iie ! ar Dell recently a group of prisoners tore off the pieces of wood from a cotton house and took them back to camp. They frequently leave the field where w r orking and in groups- of two or three walk as far as one- quarter of a mile, knock at a farm house and ask thc housewife for a drink of water. Women Frightened Tilts has caused much apprehension among farm women, some of whom are said lo keep guns handy in case of being molested. In a corn field recently, a prisoner struck the farmer with an car of com. When the farmer protested lo the guard, it was said the guard llien loaded his gun and no more trouble developed. There is only one guard to every 20 or 30 prisoners and sometimes as many as 60 arc guarded by only . one guard, it was said. It was understood no prisoners ever left the Blylhevillc camp without a guard unit but size of the guard unit wns not learned, Farmers say they believe prisoners would give much better service If there were more and stricter guards. School Suggeslctl It is also believed some type of "school" should be held by Army officials to acquaint farmers with conditions under which prisoners of war can be punished by camp officials and for discussion of such acts committed by prisoners when Liberty Store To Move April 1 Mahan Building Will Provide New Quarters For Grocery Concern Lilierly Super Market will move to a permanent home April 1. following purchase of the Mahan building at thc corner of Main and Fifth streets, tlie Raymond Smith Auto Parts soon will move lo Us new home and Western Auto Supply Store will occupy its peraianent building in the early Summer. The large, three-story brick building is lo house thc grocery store wilh additional departments, anc a number of efficiency residential apartments on thc third floor, it was announced. New departments of the grocers will include a bakery, frozen food department and candy stove, along with the usual grocery, produce anc meat departments. R. B. Bailey of Jonesbbro, owner of the store, purchased the build ing from Mrs. T. J. Mahan. To be completely renovated, tin approximate $18,000 Investment . i: expected to be'Increased by approxi mately $10,000. ' Walls are to be strengthened, par ititions.:,rearranged, 10 ' apartment? made, fire escapes added, equip meiit installed and the entire building repaired and' redecorated. Much floor space is hi this large building, across from First Presbyterian Church, top floor of which extends to the alley. L. M. Speck is manager of the firm. Raymond Smith's Auto Parts firm, which occupies the Mahan building, will be moved to its new home within a short time. The owner has purchased, the. corner location at Broadway and Ash streets and is erecting a modern brick building on a'part of the lot. .-.:,; ..-.•• With the service station included in the deal, Mr. Smith will con- Lieut. Gen. Itoterl Kichelbcrger's Eighth Army forces which accom- illshed Ihe new Invasion are diiv- ng swiftly across the northern boulder of Bataan. Already they've aptured an airfield within a few linulcs bombing range of Manila, 'hey even may have accomplished heir first major Invasion objective, :apture of the former-American air lase at Olongapo on Sublc Bay. Now the Americans are driving tastward across Ihe base of Balaan o join forces with General Kme- icr's Sixth Army striking down thc jUzon' plain at Manila. In fact, thc Sixth Army seems to K holding up it's drive on Manila until Eichelberger's men arrive. Ant it's believed Unit when thc junction is inside, both armies will turn back ,o mop up the enemy garrison pocketed in the hills west of Clark Pick before smashing on to the Philippine capital. Meanwhile, olhcr American forces lave fanned out eastward to sea otr Japanese forces in northern Luzon, the so-called Baguio pocket And at the northern tip of Mac Arthur's Lingaycn Gulf Ixmchhcar Sixth Army troops are mopping u| scattered Japanese resistance arount the town of Rosario. County Planter Dies Yesterd Rites Planned Today At Oscebla Church For R. H. Cromer tinue lo lease that to the government until close of the war, but will use the ground for parking space. Thc 30 by 78-foot building is to be arranged for display of auto parts with modern equipment. Western Auto Supply Store, owned by W. A. Afflick, plans an expansion of business when it moves to the present location of Liberty Store, which Mr. Afflick purchased some time ago.' It is understood plans call for remodeling of the building for the auto and house supplies with a special department where cars may be driven in for' installation of purchases there. OSCEOLA, Ark., Jan. 31—li. If. Cramer of Carson Lake, one of the owners of a Isrgc Mississippi County plantation, died yesterday afternoon at Memphis Methodist Hospital. He wns 60. Funeral services were to be held this afternoon, 4 o'clock, at the Osceola. Presbyterian Church by the Rev. L. T. Lawrence, pastor. Active pallbearers selected were: Charles Lowrancc Jr., George Doyle, Alex Goble. R. C. Bryan, Riber White, Floyd Recce, A. C. Bowen and G. B. Segraves. Honorary pallbearers selected were: Charles Lowrancc, S. G. Lockhart, Dr. N. B. Ellis, Frank Barton Jr., Bob Gamble. J. H. House Refuses Workers ncreased Pay Representatives Hit Senate Amendment To Appropriation Bill LITTLE HOCK, Jan. 31 (UP),;— ^lie House of Representatives'tills Horning refused to concur with Art- litional Senate iimcnclments In the :encral appropriation bill — thus urtlier widening the gulf scpnral- ng the two legislative bodies. The lower legislative body volet .own increases granted in the Senile to five employes In Ihc Arkan :as Supreme Court clerk's office and to 12 secretaries. Yesterday, the House refused lo concur in the amendment by wh'lcl •ctlrcmcnt pay for Supreme Cour ustices hart been reinstated In tin original appropriation bill.' Acting House Speaker J. ,L'. Er win of Desha County, after th House hud refused lo concur li other Senate amendments, orderc 1 Hint the Senate be officially not Ified of the House action. And re quested that the upper House eith cr recede from Its own amcndmenl or ask that a conference commit tee be named. Earlier Uxtny the House | a bill placing a $100 privilege U... on all persons telling fortunes .for' a cash consideration. The measure was Introduced by Uep. Y. R. Royal of Drew County. A House committee has recommended for passage a marriage law bill which would require n Ihree- day waiting period before issuance of license. The measure as approved by House Judiciary Committee "A" las't night contains a section providing tor waiver of the three-day waiting period on order of a county,probate or chancery judge. Tile approved bill was introduced by Mrs. Leslie Euclianan, Nevada County representative.' ." '/ .. A bill calling for the creation of a state resources and deviiiopmenl commission was approved' tor rSass- age by the Senate : Conservation an;) Natural Resource Committee. And it has recommended immediate passage of th c measure, which wns introduced by Rep. Paul Van _ate Bulletins . WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (Dl'l — Tim Hmist! 1ms rwdfd, 11B lo J42, Ihc .to-callrd \VuuLsworlh Anil- rinsed shop amendment to the I'millng "Work at Klse" Kill. LONDON, Jan. 31 (UP)— Josef Stnlln announces tlmt the Russians In KM! 1'nmln have cap- lured Hcllsberr, 40 milts south of Konljrsberr, mil Ktlttllaml, Z5 miles northeast of KonlgtibcrK, Jarkley Enters Wallace Fight Ailing Senator Will . Speak Good Word For : Ex-Vice President WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (Up) — Scnale Democratic lender Albcm Darkley has left a sick bed for an. eleventh-hour. attempt lo'sal- vage for Henry Wnllnco tho commerce .cabinet post. Barklev will meet wltli thc chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, Democratic Joslah Bailey of North Carolina, to talk over a question that'may. BO far toward deciding Wallace's fate, Uui question of whether-the Sonato will net fjrst tomorrow on Ihc George Bill or on Wallace's nomination, -Wallace's supporter*,' wnnl the George Bill 'to be taken up first. They believe Ihc former vlcc-prcs- dent will suind u hetler chance f getting 'the post.if : Ihc bill dl- 'orclng lending agencies from the lo'mniercc' Dcprtrlmciit is passed. However, Wallace's foes 'wnnl' his lomlnalion lo come, on the ' floor before Hie George' 'Din, because hey think it 'will be easier to beat ilm that way. Elsewhere In Washington, thc National Mediation Board lias asked Congress for "a very conslder- ible" -Increase In Us 'staff. The board says rail and air,Hue labor iroblems have piled up' lo a point where the railroad labor act is • in •cal -'danger of breaking down un- css Ihe board's staff Is Increased. The NMB adds that Its btick- !og . qf open, cases-now Is greater lhi,-;.-H hs^tAl'-ileeii before." :• working in the fields. Steps arc underway for such meetings in hopes of making the system operate more smoothly. Farmers of this section using prison labor have been very complimentary to Cnpt. Kenneth E. Coffman, commanding officer of the Blylhcville camp. It was said he personally Investigates every complaint and when he Is at one field looking into the trouble he sends another officer to any other field reporting trouble so that all cases can be Investigated Immediately. Most of the guards are veterans returned from the battle fronts, many of whom have been wounded. according to farmers who .say they need more guards if prison- _ crs arc to properly do the work j for which the farmers nre paying. Guardcil By Veterans The guards, most of whom liave been through gruelling ordeals in battle and whose health has been impaired by wounds and war front conditions, are not the regular military police such as are used at Blythcvllic Army Air Field and 'other Army posts, it was said. It also has been pointed out frc- Conttnasd on Varo 3 Holland Woman Dies Yesterday Mrs. Minnie M. Cope Is Fatally Stricken; Rites Being Planned Mrs. Minnie Maude Cope, wife of William E. Cope of Holland, Mo. died yesterday afternoon at Walls Hospital, where she had been undergoing treatment since Friday. She was 63. Funeral arrangements arc Incom^ plele but services will be held at Church of Christ in Holland, possibly tomorrow afternoon. Born in Linden, Tciin., she moved when 13 to near Dyersburg, Tcnn., where she lived until going lo the Mosley community near Holland, in 1924. She had been ill a month. Besides her husband, she is survived by four sons, Islunael Cope, seaman second class of the. Navy stationed near San Diego, who is en route home; Dan cope of Doniphan, Mo., Sergt. Finis cope, in the I European theater of operations, and Paul Cope of Holland; three daughters, Mrs. Raymond Milligan of Morley, Mo., Mrs. Sandy Johns of Stcelc, Mo., and Mrs. Charles Ellis of Hornersville, Mo.; three brothers, Ulas Hill of Devol, okla.. Alvin Hill of Burkburnett, Texas, and Walter .Hill of Vernon, Texas, and a sister, Mrs. Ben Pritchard of Blythcvillc. German Undertaking Company Is In charge. Grain, Ben Butler, M. K. Noell, L. W. Walters, C. E. Dean, Vance Cartwright and Harold Ohlendorf. Burial was to be al Ennen Mausolcm. Tlie three-brother partnership of Cromer Brothers, one of the largest farming operations in thc county, was broken by his death. In ill health several years, his final illness began two months ago but his death was unexpected. Born at. Eaglcsville, Tcnn,, he moved when a youlh lo Unionlown, Ala. Mr. Cromer and his brothers, J. T. and R. A. Cromer. moved to near Osceola in 1921 when they acquired several thousand acres of land in the Carson Lake section. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alia Covington; a daughter, Mrs S. W. Fuller, who is making her home in Osceola while Major Fuller is a patient at Kennedy General Hospital in Memphis after Dalsem of Perry County. However, the committee failed IL make any recommendations: on n substitute amendment offered b> Senator Clyde Byr ( | of El Dorado Byrd's amendment would leave Ihe soil conservation committee in the reorganization bill but.would retail present directors of the soil com inittee in an advisory capacity. The House Labor Committee dc- cined to recommend passage of a Proposed measure almc ( | at uiiioi activities In Arkansas war plants, The bill turned down by tlie committee would enforce Ihc "FrCedom- lo-Work" Amendment adopted at the 1044 general election. It was troduccd in the House by Rep. P. Alexander of Pike County. '• 16 Tots Perish As fire Sweeps Boarding Home Only Five Children And Two Women Saved From Smoke, Flames AUJIURN, Mnlnc, Jim. 31 <UI>>— A fire hns taken the lives of 10 small children and one adult. Thc flames swept through a bn- bles' boarding home early this morning, trapping most of tlm children lu their cribs and beds nml .suffocating or binning them to death! Only five children and two women wci'o saved. The operator of the boimllng home, Mrs. ISvn Ln- Oosle, escaped with her Unco sons amftwo'of tho hoarding babies, ouo woman.employe escaped. The other died with llib 13- babies. Thu.-flash blaze apparently enveloped tho wooden house lu smoke und flume so quickly (hat moat of tho children could not oven leave their beds, lly the llmo tho tlrc- nien arrived, the IIOII.SQ was a mass of flames. Tho City Wollnrn Dopnrtmont of Auburn says Ihu 1C babies nil were children of war workers. All of them were under eight years of ago. Mrs. La Coslo snys she docs not know how the lire started. She says she'was awakened by a ','lqr- rlflc explosion" Just before dawn, that even (lien (he Inside .ot thc Germans Front Now 58 Miles MOSCOW, Jim..31 (U.P.)—A special order .of : thc day from Marshal Slalin hns minouncecl.Umt Ihe, Red Army.has cnpUiral n city C9 miles-'from Berlin.'," "'.'•"•.' " ( .- ...-.'. .''•/•' L In the deepest advance yet announced by Moscow, Russian forais took tlie city of Lamlsbcrjf, a hig'industnal and Irnuaiwrlntion center on the north'bank .of'.the Warthe fiver, nnil a major junction on the Danzig-Berlin 'railroad. Americans Try Feeler Attack On West Wall Tho licit Army victories on tho eastern front nre being matched In a .smaller scale by now Allied gains In tho west. American forces Ijindsberg fell together iwllh two olhcr towns, lying directly, on tlie road to -Berlin.. The -.capture --"of Landsberg,places Marshal Zhukov's I forces within easy reach of the Oder ! river, which winds to within about 35 miles of .the enemy, capital. Just More Marshal Stalin ga\c the official announcement of the fall ot LnndslXTK,'n Na?.r commentator was on the air saying that the wer* only 58 miles fipm to the cncmj, White strong, ' have . Railways'-mid airlines soon may have 'more Ihaii labor problems to face. A pessimistic weatherman says there'll be no Immediate- rise In the sub-zero temperatures In the and northern plains. What's more, he says Die eastern seaboard states will be hit by a new cold wave tomorrow. house was a roaring Inferno. Mrs. Ln Coslo says she Jumixid out of bed an ( i grabbed two of the biiblos, cribs and all. ..But' she stumbled on her way. out of Ihe house and dropped the babies. She says she was no crazed with fear thai she did not stop to pick thc children up. The only other woman who lived through the fire came behind her and rescued ;tho babies. , ..-,..' - . They were'Ihe only two of the smull borders who were saved:, Al noon, a tragic line of mothers, fathers, and grand|>arcnl.s licgnn forming- al n funcrAl' parlor • lo claim Ihc bodies:' > seven which stcdt launched ! hit ••winter" offensive. soino Army, which has split Into two cross- strong BrmSi nad plunged on ft)r hew gains Tlie northernmost arm Tho new ntluck'front,' sonic 40 .'f 1 from Berlin Thirty tight miles north of Soldiii lies Btcttln. And 23 i miles lo the west Ken Ihe Oder il to miles long, reaches from Monscliaii to the Junction of the Belgian mid Luxembourg borders. And all along tlmt line both American First and Third Army soldiers 'nre oil- the advance, despite Ihc bltlcr Nazi rc- Cleveland.Plant Damaged By Fire After Explosion CLEVELAND, Jan. 31. (UP)—A rge fire in thc benzol plant of the cpublic Steel Corporation has been rought under control without loss having been wounded twice; his mother. Mrs. Jennie Cromer o Unionlowii; Ihrce brothers, J. .T and R. A. Cromer of Carson Ijahi and A. D. .Cromer of Uniontown. Chicago Wheat oiicn high low close Nf ay July Combat Veteran Will Make Talk BAAF Graduates Will Hear Lieut. Pansier Thursday Morning Lieut, Homer E. Fanslcr. vetera bomber pilot in the European The atcr, now a flying officer and as slstant information and cducatto officer at Blythevllle Army A Field will be honored guest an principal speaker at graduation ex erclses for Class 44-K, scheduled fo 10 a. m., Thursday at thc loci recreation hall. Diplomas will be awarded gra. uatcs by Lleul. Col. Gene I). Lai gau, director of training and op orations'. Lieut. Col. Howard Sidling, commanding officer, w offer his congratulations to t' 160 16214 159% 161-Y. 150% 15214 153% 151 -)i 153',i 152VS Big Conference News Expected To Break Soon By Uniled I'ress Further .indications that the world will'not have to wall much ongcr for news that the "Big Three" nre gathered to. discuss the world's problems were seen In rc- wrtf> today that Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Foreign Secretary 'Anthony Eden have left Britain for parts unknown. Rome also reported that Secretary of State Stettlnlus and Harry Hopkins have left Italy for a secret destlnntion. life. A shattering explosion started ames racing through the plant dur- ig the-ntghl. Seven alarms were lined in and at that lime the flrc, vcpt along by a high wind, was ireatciiing to spread dangerously. This morning only small fires were eft In thc bctwol plant and firemen aid the flames were under contort. However, the plant was destroyed Only four or five men were on he grounds nt.Ihc time of Ihc cx- ilosion. They escaped uninjured. Chicago Rye open high low close lay . 112 11314 111% 113% 1UH July . 108 : ;< 1107! 108K 110% 108% Weather ARKANSAS—Fnlr this itftcrnoon, mrtly cloudy tonight. Not quite so cold In west. Thursday cloudy and warmer. Light rain in soulhwesl porlion. Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS—Livestock (WFA)—Hog receipts 7,100 head with 6,500 salable. Top price $14.70. 160-340 |H>unds $14.75. 140-160 pounds $H.OQ-$14.70. Good sows 13,95. Cattle receipts 0,500 wilh 3,500 salable. Calves 1,000, all salable. Mixed yearlings and heifers $13.5014.00; cows 8.75-11.25. Canucrs and Cutters 6,50-8.25. Slaughler slccrs 0.75-16.50. Slaughler heifers 8.7516.75. Stocker and feeder steers 8.0013.25. Hew Meningitis Case Reported; Health Officials Hold Meeting And Wilson Schools Are Closed Two Indictments In Bribery Case Alleged Gamblers Paid Players To Lose Game, Grand Jury Is Told NEW YORK, Jan. :il (U.P.) — Tho Brooklyn Grand Jury lint: returned two indlotmcnls after a swift Investigation of the basketball-bribing scandal that involves two alleged gamblers and five Brooklyn College players. . Tlie Indictments charge Harvey Stcmmcr and Henry Rosen with conspiring lo cheat and defraud In connection with the $1000 they paid the players, and thc additional 52000 they promised to pay. Tlie players promised lo lose their game to Akron at the Boston Garden tonight by a margin wider Ihnn the normal betting odds. Tlmt would have allowed Slemmer and Rosen to clean up with bets on Akron. Tlie game has been cancelled. Thc grand Jury indictment Is just the beginning of Irouble for Ihc two accused men. They face charges of bribery in felony,court. Stein- mcr was arraigned on that charge yesterday and held In bail further hearing on Feb. 5. Both defendants pleaded Innocent. Rich Is being held in $25,000 ball, and Judge Samuel S. Lel- bowltz hns set Iheir trial for Fcb 13. Tlie players have nol been charged, since no slale penal law covers their offense. Thc Indictments arc part of an anti-gambling wave thai Is sweeping thc nation. Judge Llebowll/ ordered the grand jury Investigation yesterday less than 13 hours nfler the bribe was uncovered and and folil we.nlfibr. At last reports 'the Yanks had' advanced one lo Ihroo miles Into -Germany at Severn! points and some 20 'enemy outposts 'before the Siegfried line on bolli sides of the border are now In American hnndsi General Pntloti's men 1 have 'expanded : tbclr bridgehead across Ihe Our river Inlo Germany lo n width of. five miles and a depth of almost two in lies. ..And Gcilcral.vHtxlKes' inch Imvc.iiwiiiig nbi'basl of tlie Third Army troops north of Ih Our bridgehead oil h rapidly-wltl enlng front. ' ' Fur to the south, on (he Ato'acc plains, both Ihe American Seventh and French First Armies arc edging forward Inlo thc northern anil southern sides of llto enemy pocket around Colniar. Farm Bureau Group To Seek New Members The Norlh Mississippi Cou'nly Farm Bureau held n special meet ig nt Manila Inst night when plain or thc 1945 membership cnmpalgi ;crc formulated. With Leroy Carter of LcachvlHc Ice president, presiding, the nortl nd of the county was divided Inl 3 communities; membership quo (is assigned, community chnlrme leclcd unit additional worker Because of another case of spinal meningitis reported In Mississippi County, a conference of public health authorities, physicians, city officials and Red Cross officials of Soutli Mississippi County was held yesterday at Osceola to decide what bans should be made. Both thc white and Negro schools of Wilson closed yesterday, following outbreak of a case there. Charles Pllkington, 20, was moved from the couulry lo thc home of his mother at Wilson several days ago after having become ill. The case has been diagnosed as spinal meningitis to make 12 cases reported since the outbreak several weeks ago at Victoria. A case also has been vciwrled to public health officials of a ) fliers and present the wings. Music near Lepanto but the house is j will be furnished by thc BAAF or- I over thc Mississippi County »no, cliestra. , which places jurisdiction ot the case In another county. Dr. J. T. Herron, director of the bureau of local Illness service of the Arkansas State Bureau of Health, attended the conference yesterday at Osceola, when 11 wns decided there was possibility of new cases isolation of Ihe five players confessed Ihcir parls in the conspiracy. Thc Jurors questioned the boys team captain Bob I-cdcr, Larry Pearlslein, Stan Simon. Jerr: Green, and Buddy Barnetl. Brooklyn coach Tubby Raskl appeared and so did police officials who broke tho case while Investigating Rosen's alleged connection with stolen-nicrchandlse ring. of Ihe disease. The group asked known cases, placing of Immediate contacts under quarantine and cooperation of all citizens to slay at home and to avoid public gatherings. Schools at Luxora and Victoria, closed for move than two weeks, reopened Monday and public places of Osccoln, Luxora and Victoria arc now in operation after a voluntary ban of more than, a week. All of the cases reported have teen In a belt extending from near N. Y. Stocks AT&T 159 1- Amcr Tobacco 68 l- Anacoiida Copper 303- Bcth Steel 11 Chrysler 03 3- Coca Cola 137 1- Gcn Electric 383- Gcn Motors i 64 1- Montgomery Ward 513 N Y Central 22 1- Int Harvester 78 North Am Aviation 95- Rcpubllc Steel 19 1-8 Radio II 7-8 Socony Vacuum 15 1-2 Sludcbaker 22 1-4 Community chairmen to serve ar is follows: Lcnchvllle— Leroy Car cr; Pawhecn—John Bearden; Wilts -Frank I. Noc; Mnnlla-J. J. Pick en: Dell—Noble Oill; Lost Cone— . P. Harris; Niw Liberty—Chcstc laldwcll; Armorel—Eddie Regenold iuffmnn—Eddlo Hagan; Blytnevll —Fred Flccman and H. 0. Knap icnbergcr; Yarbro—Hlldrcd Bunch Gosnell—M. E. Cook. Naming of the chairman for Ha Moon was postponed duo to less among some of Iho farm lead ers there. II was announced. With thc membership campaign to extend from Feb. 2 to Feb. 10, II was announced a check-up mcol- Ing would be held Tuesday night when Charles Hose of ROseland would be host to a supper meeting. Progress of the campaign will be iciwrtcd at this meeting and plans made to complete the drive in ah efforl lo obtain the largesl membership in history, it was said. Accounts of the recent National Colton Council and Agricultural Council meetings in Mtmphls were given by B. G. Wcsl and H. C. Knappenbcrgcr, • The 46 workers present lor the meeting, held al the Manila Methodist church, were served a chicken supper by the farm bureau. In discussing the meeting and plans for obtaining more members of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau, Judge Roland Green said: "When you get men like these together for a job, It will be well done and thc coming year will show much work accomplished by the group." stem thcli rclicat niul tuin to fight . 'Already, tho''Germans arc,reported by be showing new resistance, perhaps' as n result of Hitler's grim now-oi-never speech of st night But ..despite Ihc ; resistance the i^Mlan armies are, on the move estward all alonjj'lhe line. The southern • nrin of Marshal' hukov's Berlin-bound express has umplcd t)ic defense line onli 45 illes due eas|, t of Frankfurt on d<;i Neatly 20"miles Inside Bran- cubing province, Red Aims col- mw are moving through the broa- lics lu the line, and at last reports "tid advanced 11 jnllej Unless Umn •I'houiB * ' Y To the south, Marahar Konoy i 'list Ulcnilninn Ami) is assaulting he Odof[Tivei line In Sllojsln moie han lod inlles noilh and south of Brcslnu Sonic foices already have loured .across' Ihc Oder, 1 and have ildoncd bildgUieads against bittei [\7\ ICSlStailLC ' Meanwhile, two mora Husslan, armies fighting far to the noilh.'in ho province of East Prussia, have captured a town three miles west of {onlgsbergr driving- to .wltlihV.pne mlf.n mile,of the last roa"d.out of .he East-Prussian capital. And the locket of Nazis encircled below Ko- ilgsbcrg Is: reported by Moscow to liavo been cut down lo 1500 square miles. :• -.•'-''••- -'.-.Today promises to bo another of great Russian gains, each one a nm- |or victory. But hot for one moment are the Red Armies losing sight of .heir goal. As Ilya Ehreiiberg. tu noted Soylot- writer, puts : It, • "The Germans already are punished, but not all of them and not sufficiently. They arc,Hill In Berlin, tlie Fuehrer Is standing, not hanging. Tlie Krauts are still running, not lying. Berlin, will answer for everything. And Berlin Is Just around the corner." •.-.'•_•' .'•... •' . Device Will Gin Cleaner Cotton Farmers Are Show" ' Machine Developed To Remove Trash CLAEtCBDALB, Miss., Jan. 31 (U.P.)—A nev cotton ginning .development. Is arousing interest among Mid-South planters. The device, which'.Is said to be especially . effective, iii ; re moving trash from cotton; was-"demon-. sttated Tuesday before farmers of Arkansas,; Mississippi, Tennessee and Missouri. . It Is claimed that the machine will remove enough trash to lift the grade of Typial Delta Machine- picked cotton from low middling :o middling as far as trash is concerned;:.. . : In one 2000 pound, lot of cotton processed with the improved cquio- ment, a bait of cotton weighing 400 pounds was produced. Seven hundred pounds of seed came from the lot, and the rest was trash and moisture.. " '" :. New York Cotton Mar. . 2181 May . 216* July . 2122 Oct. . 2051 Dec. . 2041 2186 2112 2135 2070 2061 2180 218.1 2161 2111 2121 2131 2053. 2066 204' 2044 2057 V!037 2157 2118 tho Mississippi River west to Lux- Standard of,N J 58 ora and Victoria, until Ihc newest Texns Corp 517-8 case wns reported. ' U S Steel CO 1-4 N. 0. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. 2170 2168 2128 2056 2187 2179 2184 ,2172 2175 2165 2172 2137 2125 2134 2071 2055 2069 2158 2120 2046 Driver Avoids Acct dent ;; Identity of the driver whose presence Of mind may have saved a life is sought by Mrs. E. M.- McCall, mother.& Judy McC&Vage seven, who narrowly escaped possible death yesterday while crossing Main street. ' Mrs. McCall said the driver swerved; "his car and applied the brakes iojiHckVy to avoid striking the child who was directly in the path of the car, It was,said. ;'. Judy suite red friction burns and , minor scratches when she was pushed by another:child frpnv the curb In the 1100 block abpi)t.2:3p o'cl./ci,, into thei paIh of ttie'wftst-bijuiia V ar > Dec. , 2052 2063 2051 2060 2038 her mother, said,'.:,

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