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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THK DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NOKTHSABT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ,.,,. VI ,, M,-, ,, no Blythevllle Dally Newi Elytlicv 11 le Herald Ai ' n ' du ^ Blythevllle Courier Mississippi Valley Leader ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 1<)H5 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS RAN WILL RESIST INVASION OF CAPITAL Canadian Leader Held High Communist In Parliament Accused As Spy Fred Rose Arraigned; Scientist Admits He Gave Russia Secrets By NORMAN M. MacLKOl) Ilniled Tress Stall t'orresiioudent OTTAWA, Marcli 15. (UP> — A Communist member of the Cana- dinn parliament faced spy charges today, and a McGill University sci- > enlist wns revealed by a Royal corn- mission report to have admitted that he gave the secrets of n powerful new explosive to Russia, In a Montreal court, Fred nose who represents the Montreal-Garlic: constituency in parliament, slooc.1 mute as he was arraigned on .six charges ot violating the ofiiciat secrets act. Bail wns set at $10,000 and he was held when it was no' raised immediately. Simultaneously, a second inlerin report by the Royal commission m vcstigiiling the alleged Moscow directed espionage ring was i.ssuci in Ottawa. It named four more of the 13 orig inal suspects arrested some week ago, among tliem Or. Raymond Boyer, assistant professor of chemistry at McGill University. Dr. Boyer was quoted as admitting that lie gave "full information" regarding the secret explosive known as "RDX" "for transmission to the ; Soviet Union." I n Research Work Boyer was employed by the government in research on making of .."RDX" by a process different than that previously used, and he told: 'iihlr commission 1 !' -•"-••* - i ~- . "With the information I gave, competent persons woukl be in a position to design a plant to produce the material in quantity." The report named three other I technicians—two of them McGill '• jrradna.tes--and also revealed for the first time some ot the iuner workings ol the espionage ring which a previous report had said was directed straight from Moscow Documents from the Soviet embassy revealed, the report showed that code n nines were used for the technicians. Boyer, for example, was referred to as "the Professor." Other code names included "Gray," "Lender," and "Prometheus." The four technicians were con cerncd, in their war work for the government, with explosives, test ing of projectiles, domestic com munica lions, and anti-submarine detection. One of them was ai HCAP .squadron leader. Another wa in the Royal Canadian navy. Rose's hcnring was set for Marcl 22 after he was arraigned in Mon- India To Be Given Opportunity Of Gaining Full Independence By HOMKR .TENKK United 1'rcss Staff Oirespnndenl LONDON, Miir. 15. (U.I'.) —Prime Minister Omenl U. Attlco today ol'IVri-d lisdia her full independence, either inside or outside the British Kmpire. Alice told the House of Commons that a British Ministerial Mission would K<> to India with a free hand, and if India wanted to cut loose from the Umpire by free vote, Britain would help her. Three members ol the Ministerial delegation will leave by plane for India next Tuesday. They are Sir Stafford Cripps, F. W. IM hick-Lawrence, and A. V. Alexander. Attlce said the commission should seek an "interim government commanding the greatest possible support.'' Malaria Control Program Begins Rural Homes In Seven Sections Of County Will Be Sprayed A county-wide mrilariu control program begun ope: iitions Monday ill Mississippi County wlicu DDT house spraying of rural homes sol underway in seven localities. According to Roger Cooper, .supervisor of malaria control operations in the county. DDT Mouse spraying began Monday in the ou-nsliips of Chicknsawbn. Clear .akc, Ncal, Big Lake. Fletcher, .lonroc and Little Riyer. Spraying vill extend out from these locali- ses until every rural home In Mis- issippi County and homes in the .mailer towns have been sprayed, ic said. This malaria ' control \vork icing done by the Arkansas State Bonrc! O f Health wltli the assistance of (inancinl aid from the largei towns where the program operates supplemented by federal funds sup- jlicd through "the u. S. Public Health Service. Forty-seven Arkansas towns an cooperating in this program atic each is paying one-fourlli the cost ' India of the work, in MississiDpi County I Attlen added that "we ml this includes BlyttieviHc, Liixora, member that India is affeci Manila and Leachvillc. With the exception of Lcachvillc. DDT ivilU"ot be used for malaria control in lhes c towns. Mr. cooper slated. Instead, all malaria mosquito breeding places in to^ns will be treated once a week with oil which kills moscpnto larvae or vvig- glctails. This procedure, called lar- viciding is the best control measure known, when effectively done it completely eliminates the malaria mosquilo. Larvickling work will begin ubont April 15. The sparse population and the (real on charges of communicating 1 nature of malaria mosquito breed- munitions information to Soviet Russia "prejudicial to the safety" of Canada, and with conspiring with Boyer and others to give Russia information concerning mnni- ( tions of war. Any possible connection between Rose and Boyer was not immediately made clear. Rose was sci/.cd just before midnight last night by Royal Canadian mounted police in Ottawa, and was taken by car to Montreal to appear in court. Harold Samuel Gcrson. who formerly was secretary and chief of Ihe records division of the ammunition production branch of the Department of Munitions and Supply, was charged in thc report with having furnished the Soviet embassy a copy of a secret report on testing of certain projectiles in England. Sought Money Gcrson. who was coded in thc Soviet documents as "Gray," wa:- mentioned as having solicited $7.000 from the Russians to establish himself as consulting geological engineer in Ottawa whenever his employment by the government should end. Presumably this was his request for payment for services rendered I Thc report dirt not show whether he was paid. Thc report named also squadro! leader Matt Simons Nightingale, a McGiil University graduate in engineering, and a Bell Telephone Co. employe before and after his three years of RCAP service from 1912 to 1945. j The commission said Nightingale was concerned mainly during his RCAF service with "land lines communications on both the east, and west coasts" of Canada, and that he also worked the Big Gander, Nfld.. airport projeet. His code name in thc Soviet embassy was "Leader." thc report showed, alleging that he supplied information regarding communications to the espionage ring. Thc fourth man named was Dr. David Shugnr, Polish born physicist who held n Ph-D. degree from McGill. and who was engaged on research into anti-submarine Cc- tcction during his service in Jhc Royal Canadian navy In 19«. g places make larvicidinp itn- )ractical in rural sections of the ounty anrt DDT house spraying s being tiscd as a substitute con- ro] measure, Mr. Cooper stated. DDT does not completely eliminate he malaria mosquito as does lar- 'iciding. but it does kill all mosqui- .oes which romc in contact with t. The ceilings and walls inside houses and outdoor privies and the walls and screens of porches will be sprayed with DDT. These favorite resting places for the malaria mosquito which has a habit of resting in a cool, ouict place nF- ter having taken a blood meal. By having walls sprayed witli DDT many mosquitoes which may have bitten a person with malaria will killed before- they can bite well person and give them the disease. Mr u Cooper states that DD'l as it is sprayed on the walls in thi malaria control program will fcill mosquitoes and other insects which rest on if within a period of foil.' months alter it has been applied. Householders will be notified when their house i$ Io be sprayed and asked to have their houses prepared for spraying. Paintinc. papering and house cleaning should be done before hand so that the DDT may be allowed Io remain on the walls .throughout the mosquilo season. All furniture and clothing should be moved from Ihc walls and placed in the center of the room. Foodstuffs should tje put away and all fires put out before the .spray crcu , enters. •My colleagues are going to India with the intention of using their utmost endeavors to help them obtain freedom as speedily and fully as possible." Alllec said during dcbni." on an India central government bill. "If India elecl.s for independence, in our view she has the right do so. It, will be for us to help mnke the transition as smooth and easy as possible." Attlec referred repeatedly to the need for India working out her mn problems and reaching a united decision on the matter of inde- ndence. He said he did not be- ieve Indian leaders would full to •calizc the need for settlement of nitiorily problems, but "we cannot illou- minorities to veto advances the majority, nor dictate iiow India .should overcome these difficulties." 'I hope that the statesmanship of British India and princely India will be able to wort out a solution of the problem of bringing together In one great unity these desarate states," he sa(d. Attlee said the ministerial mission to India woukl be given a free hand in discussions leading to "the development of India into a completely self-governing nation." "India herself must choose as to what will be her future constitution and position in the world," he said. "I hope that the Indian people may elect to reman within th c British commonwealth." Remarking that thc "tide of na- ionalism is running very fast in and indeed all over Asia." ust rc- :tcd by what happens elsewhere in Asia." Whatever course India chooses, he said, "It must be by her own free will. The British commonwealth tot bound together by chains xtcrnal compulsion. It is a free as- ociation of free peoples." Then ho added that if on the ither hand India should choose independence; she had the right to Io so. "The tide °f nationalism whicl seemed at one time to be canalizct imong a comparatively small pro xn-tion of India—namely, the eclu catert classes—has tended to spread wider and wider." Attlec continued. "It spread to those wonderful soldiers who have done great service in the war. Whatever divisions there may be. there is an underlying demand among all the Indian people." Berlin Movie Features Warmth Goering Offers Churchill Quote In Defense Plea Admits That German 'Excesses' In France Probably Illegal NUERNBERG, Mnr. 15. lUI'l — Rtelehsmarshal Hermann Gocrhis concluded his statement In his own defense at the Wnr Crimes Trial today with a quotation from Winston Churchill that "in a simple tor Hip and denlh there is no IP.-. Rallt.v." GoerliU'. ottered the quotation uf.. lei admittlni; that the Germain; commiltecd "excesses" in France which probably violated internu- tionul law. In concluding," sakl Gocrini;, "Id like to use the words of one of our bltlcrest and toughest oppo- nenls—the English Prime Minister Chun-hill—'in a struggle for life and dealh there is no leKi'ltt-y. 1 " Goerinfj's cro.ss-cxamlnallon will commence tomorrow. As he finished speaking, Goering folded the inirple notebook which he had used to refresh his memory during IhE three-day presentation, and return- d to the defendants' box. The defendants gathered around iin. com'ralulalini; him. smlli";; d shaking his hand. Ciocrlng testified that Adolf Hil- ci attacked Russia because he Lineup or Ueilincis in front of a movie Ihcoler Is caused, not by an A-Griulc movie, hnl by (he warmth ot tho theater. Lucking fuel to heal their homes, Germans set'li shelter En nubile buildings. Late Bulletins IU;TKOIT, Tin' iiittiniiul nmf.-ii-m-i' D( A u t u Worlu rs pass on tlir t'ontnirt with i tic CIO United voted I <><):i v t n union's [uoposrd CM nflcr Blackwell Rites tare Tomorrow rr:il (llsciissiuii, instead of ron- liiR tlir iigrrcmcnt i-Uuisc by WASHINGTON, M:IT. 15.1111') —I'lrsUlcut Jul in I.. Lewis of tin; United Ml"c \\'*irkrrs (AM,) Ignored operators' filibuster i'ti:ir k 'es today ;i"il UMW dfs- tiirt <iffiei;il.s' eimtlnued to ile- t;iil miners' demands nnd grievances. Hargett Rites Are Held Today At Clear Lake Funeral .services were held Ui afternoon for William Allen Har- i gelt. T9-ycar-oM farmer, who died yesterday morning al Blylhcville Hospital, following a Ihrec weeks illticss of pneumontn. Services were held nt Clear Lake Baptist. Church with burial fit Num- Eight Cemetery near Cooler, Mo. onicialine were the Rev. u G. Scott,, pastor: thc Rev, P. H. Jeran. pastor of Calvary Baptist. Church here, and the Rev. Henry Wooten, Baptist minister. Pallbearers were Roy Hayncs. Tom James. Cecil Bunn, Ben D^rhy. Carl Dcuton and John Taylor. Cobb Funeral Home was In charge. jccanie convinced that American vav production would make ixisslble ccessful invasion of thc continent. Hitler. Goerinp said, though could attack Russia and cL-.L^^^^ he threat to Germany's rcaiv.Wfe 'ore American production rciwjhW. he point which \\ould makcipc*- slble an Anglo-American invh'slon of Europe. Hitler also, Gnering said, had planning to attack at a favorable opportunity. One factor in Hitler's decision was the fact that Britain lOntinued to fight on alone against Germany. If F.nglaiu! continues lo refuse to come to terms with us." Goer- quoted Hitler as saying, "although she is fighting alone then slip must have an ace up sleeve." Goernlg represented him.self ns warnlnp; against the war on Russia, claiming that (he United Klatr-s was bound lo become involved and that "even if Roosevelt loses, the other candidate, Willkic, will be unable to prevent it." Goering said Hint Hitler bocnmo convinced of Russia's Intentions after his November, 1910 conference with then Premier V. M. Mololov. Goering said lie planned the invasion or the Netherlands and that t was necessary to bomb Rotterdam to relieve German paratroops. Il c said th:it the bombing of London may have been undcrtak- in retaliation or to applv political pressure upon the British. "But I know the people of I-on- don could take it." lie said, "and that wo could not break Iheir ic- sislanec in this manner. But H was of tli r greatest Importance to me lo break the rising British air force." The attacks on Coventry, he said, were designed lo cripple British aircraft production. "I also ordered attacks ou Birmingham and the industrial plants at Bristol and south ot London," he said. Funeral Rites Jo Be Held W,, Evans For im-.s W, Kvtms, lorn- of Blythcvillc, died this morning nt Hie Mississippi County Home for thc Aged. He was !Hi. He long made hi.s home with a lira ndda ugh tor, Mrs. Billy Over ton until he .suffered a stroke of pai-- alysiii a year and a half afio when lie was removed to the home. Funeral .services will be held tomorrow morning, 10 o'clock. a ! Holt Funeral Home with burial at Memorial Park. The Rev. P. W inr ] Mash, pastor of the First Church of thc Nazrrcuc. will officiate. He hiK*. no iclnlives nearer than (•randchiklien. Rotarians Hear Songs By School Glee Club Music by (he ri.vHhevllle High School k'lee club entertained llotavy Club member. 1 ; vcslerday for their weekly luncheon meeting at Hotel Noble. The croup of both boy and girl singers was diivded by Mi'.s. Wilson Henry with Miss Barbara Monaghan at Ihc piano. Luncheon gue.sts were Clyde Mar- .shall of Little l!oc:k. O. D. Hall, president ol Ihr Cardv-eU, Mo., Hotary Club; Jacob Steinberg, also of Cardwcll: K. H. Hmith of Osccoln; 3. O. Rnnkln ol Cnruthersvillc. Mn., Henry Waikin.s. Clnrcncc Johnson. W. 1,. Moslcy. Y. Cotton March May .. July .. Oct. .. Dec. .. . 2H.G7 M.G.'I 26.07 26.48 2fi.90 26.-10 26.fiC 2B.58 26.58 20.70 2(5.52 Plans Announced For Burial Of Well-Known Armorel Resident Funeral services will be held to- iiorrow morning for MLS. Anulc Johnson rilackwcll. wife of R. Coptic Hlackwell of Armurel, who lied early ycsterdny morning ni Memphis baptist, Ilospllal. she was Services, will bo conducted til Cobb iinernl Home, at IO o'clock, by tlv Hcv. Guy Magce, formerly pastor of the Annorel'Baptist Church and now pastor of the church Cm-lisle, Ark. Pallhearui.'j will be Frank Whlt- worlh. Arr.h Ijlndsey, Arthur Vnni Eddie Id'Hcnold. Ed Williams and K. I, llnlc. Burlnl Is lo be nt Mn- ple Grove Cemetery. Out of town relatives here Include Mrs. Blackwell'K son-in-law Eugene Po/lcr of Little Rock, win: came yesterday with Mrs. DoKlci who hncl been' In Memphis; Mrs Dbckwcll's sister, Mrs. R. R. Robinson, ntld Mr. Robinson of Detroit who have been here imd In Memphis for .sonic time, nnd Mrs Hlackwcll'n son. Johnson Blackwcll who arrived yesterday afternorn from Jonesboro where he nttcnd Arkansas Filiite College. Mis. VickweU't; son, Eiigeni ninekwrll. In Ofllcer Candldal School of the Infantry al For Denning. Gil., nnrt Mrs. Eugciv Illackuell of Atlanta, arc lo arrive tonight, along with Mrs. W. S. Hurl, n sister: Mr. Hurl; Mrs. Blackwell's father, Clnudc W. Johnson and her brothers, ,/arnes nnd Herbert Johnson, al! ol Memphis, and n niece. Mrs. Erie Griffin of Catndeii, Ark. TCI arrive in '(lie morning will be Mrs. lilaekwcll's cousins. Mr. nnd Mrs Ralph Hnmll and dauber, Mrs. Homer Baker, and Mr. Baker, of Memphis: a niece of Mr. Blackwell. Mrs. Roy liiirncr o[ carulhcrs- villr, Mo., Mrs. W. V. Do/ler of Mtlle Rock, mother of Eugene Hosier, and Mr. and Mrs S. Wallers of Memphis. Eli A. Gate wood Dies Yesterday Soviet Army Moves Called Direct Threat; Protests Unanswered WASHINGTON, Mm. Ifi. (U.P.I < LONDON, Mar. 15. (UP)—The —Thc Soviet Clovri•ntnenl loilny Inuilau Wnr Minister, reportedly delivered n reply (a un Amorlain with assurance of American cllplo- nuU- nlioul Hus.si:r.s minest for n mullc support, today pledged his t1.OOO.OOtl.OUO Innn mid continued county; k> n last ditch battle to K\VI- llic Untied Ktuldi Ihu twill)!* uny RusslHii move on Tch- Kllrnl liciitiuriH on ll-s protests run nml accused Ihe Red Army of nlxmi Irnn and M»iidiiirl». threatening Iran's security. The note on (ho lonu request Wnr Minister Ocn. AJ-nic<l Aliw»s delivered by Soviet Gharm' nicdl told n press conference that D'Affiiiri'.s Nlkoliil Novlkov. Ills the nnnlun Army would light to l»rli>r iTiniirks to reporters til Hie tho lust mnn, nnd eVen the foov.i time left o|H!n the possibility Hint, mid K h-:s In the street would-Join UK- nni« lu; delivered periulnod io them, If the Russians move, on one ol the three pendlnn American tlii: ciipHnl. Ahtnedl culled Russian troop movements 111 Iran "a direct thrcal Io our natlonul security." He said Unit the Soviet garrison in A/.er- baljnn has been tripled within the L«isl mouth. Red Army troops were being reinforced (inly 20 miles from uolo. When nsked If 11 Tehran and,Soviet motorized col- to Iriin. he replied, IIIIIIIB were moving toward the Turkish frontier. Council Appeal planned The Wai Minister said Iran planned to ask the UNO Security couu- pll to reopen the Iranian case at Us meeting March 25. prolcMs on political Issues. Hut Ihc Stale Department ati- nouneeil a few minutes Inter that the nole concerned UK; loan request. Novlkov Mild merely Dial lie hud delivered a Soviet answer Io tin American pertained "There arc so many oilier problems. Manchuria and so forth." A Slate- Department spokesman liineclliilely announced. however, hnl the nole dealt with economic; ml conimorclnl matters mid was lot a reply I" the American notes n MlinehurLii nnd Irnn. Novlkov culled nt the office Sccrcl'niy of SMnle Jnmes F. Uyrnc.i. fe remained less Ihnn five mln- iles. As he left he told reporters he lind delivered his government?; rmswcr lo ''an" American note. "Was It nn answer lo the note on Iran?" he was usked. "There are so tnnny other problems, Manchuria nnd so forth," Novikov replied n the elcvalor and A Tehran dispatch lo tho Lon,( don Daily Telegraph snirt that U. H. amhnssivdor Wallace Jurruy had: promised American support to the Iran government, If needed, during talks with Shah Mohammed Re/.a Pahtcvin nnd Premier Ahmed Gha- vinn. Irnn mobilized Its Amcrlcan- rqulppcd army qf 100.000 men for action against the Russian military might while thc mystery ol Soviet lie stepped Into 'Ullltiu'y and political maneuver- lefi. , Ing set off political unrest and a Three U. S. Nolcs Io Hie Soviet muss of rumors throughout tlie Mid- Oovcrmncnt- are so far mianswer. <UD En-it- ed ; ' The capitals of Turkey and Iraq 1. Byrnes' protest aixiut Soviet buzzed with rumors—lacking any policy In Miinelmrlii where lied official confirmation—Hint thc Kurd- Army forces havt- removed Man- '»'> tribes In both countries were chiirliiii Industry us war booty nnd on the brink of revolt in support alleijedly proposed Joint ounratlon «f a Kurdish autonomous nation, of irinnjnlni; Industry with the There were equally unofficial re- Chlne.se Government. Byrnes P°i'ls Hint thc Turkish-Bulgarian clinmes that, this Is a violation of frontier liud been closed. Turkey the "Open-Door" policy. j wns snid Io have 1.000,000 men uii- 2. Thc Unllccl States aecusajlon der arms. AiiBarn kepi a wary eye that the Soviet Union violated IheJjoward riUMlnh troops reported on BlK Three Tchernn llesoulallon by i both her Bulgarian and Iranian not removing Hovlet troops from 1/im by Mnreh 2. In that nole. Byrnes asked Tor Ihelr removal forthwith. :}. A note sent Inst Friday, in which Byrnes asked Ihc Soviet Oovermnenl for an explanation of reports that Soviet troops in Iran —Instead of leaving Ihe country— were moving southward toward Iran and cngnglnK in other sus- [)iclous movements. 25.48 26.02 26.12 2C.40 2G.63 26.43 20.11 Tenants Get 6 Months After Eviction Notice A new ruliiiR by the Office of Price Administration at- Little Rock for Jonestown and Blytheviltc area civcs tenants six months In whicl to find nc\y homes after receiving eviction notices. Tenants previously had only thrd months. Chicago Wheat May July 183 Vi 183'-i 183'.-i lB3!i 1831-i 183V4 183!i 183Vi N. Y. Stocks A T ,t T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Tut Harvester North Am Aviation ... Republic- Steel Radio . Socony Vacuuiri Sludcbnkcr Studebakcr Standard of N J Texas Corp Packard U S Steel Wild Ride By Five Sailors In Jeep Ends In Canal—Ty/o Drown 188 :<-•! 86 1-2 45 1-4 101 1-2 123 194 46 12 1-8 80 1-2 26'6-8 85 5-8 14 5-8 . 31 7-8 NEW ORLEANS. Mar. 15. '«!'>! — A relgu of fights, brawl* ;<"'! fasl driving through tlio city by five .sailors m ;i jeep r-nclcri hero loday when the vehicle plur.acd Into a ciinal. killing two of "ic occupants. t'olico reported that tlir Navy men had conducted ;' mminiiiie "cpign of terror" Ihrnudion; the night. Officers had attempted to apprehend the rcncgndr jeep ^mec 6 |). in. yesterday \vhon a report was received that five s;iHor.s tiad started a fight. From then on. Ihc cal!.^ enine in. All of ihc rports t«ld "I brawls started in \-nrlous Fcnions rt New Orleans by five sailors, lidinc i» a jeep. On one occasion I he jeep was cornered but mana^'l lo eseapc by darling between t'-vo Irucks of shore patrolmen. It finally was spotted ncain '»' Spotted „, ,- 1 ,, a Police putrol car. vvhlrh nn- 15 1-4 mcdlalc-ly gave chase. The two po- 15 3-8' Hccmcn in the car railed for the 29 1-8 J CC P to stop. Us ocrupan' s yclledi (A 3-4l Down streets and boulevards the 53 3-4 bouncing Jeep went, with tllc ! ' n " 10 3-4 trol car right behind Suddenly 81 3-4 bridge loomed up, «"'! lllf! smlor New York Greets Churchill Today So-Called 'American Communist Veterans' In Demonstration vehicle missed the span. U shot nton H feet of catial water. The officers pulled alongside the M>ol where the little car had gone in, stripped off their coats and dived into the water. They located one sailor. Cursing, ic lashed nut nt hi.s rescuers. After a st-niRule the officers pulled the man to shore and were MIC- j ccssfid in driiBstiiff out another sailor. Additional police and shore pa-j trolmcn arrived, and with giaiv j pllng hooks brouRht the death car i to the surface. Trapped In the jeep was the body of a man iden- ; tlficd RS nohcrt Hall Whitcslde. ' 24. boa.swain's male first class. About 120 feet from the wreckage the body of a man identified only as seaman second class Fortlnc was located. ' The injured men were I.co .1. | Nagle, 25. boatswain's mate second i class, and Victor A. Falcl. 21, sea- i man second class. Officers eon- j tinned Io drag the canal bottom today for thc body of the fifth occupant who was thought to have| l;een Ui the jeep when It missed lho bridge. All wore stationed at the Nitv.il Industrial Command Stnlton No. 2 hero. At Marked Tree F.li A. dalcft'ood died ycslerdnyi at. the home of a daughter, Mrs.' Dave Johnson of Marked Tree, where he had been visiting [or the past eight months. lie was 81. Dealh followed an illness of cancer. Born Oct. 15, 18151. al. Dresden. Tcnn.. he long lived there. Funeral services were held this afternoon at Dresden with burial there, Besides his daughter, he is .survived by three sons. Claude Galewood of Marked Tree. Burl Gatewood of Hnrrlsburi;. and Floyd Galcwood of Hcclor. Hr.it Funeral Home was in charge. Army Has Not Stopped Discharging Soldiers WASHINGTON. Mar. 15.IUP1 --Army discharges have not been cancelled and reserves have not been altered. Brig. Gen. J. F. Batllcy. acting director of the Wnr lleparlincnt. Bureau 'oT Public Rotations, said loday in answer Io recurrent rumors. He recalled the War Department Issued a statement March G denying such rumors, and snid there has been absolutely no change In Ihc situation since. Adm. Chester W. Nlmltz, Chief ol Naval operations, made n. similar statement yesterday regarding the Navy. NEW YORK. Mar. IS. !UP1 — Winston Churchill was fciven New York city's highest honors In Cit Hal! today while police scuffle< in the plaza oulside with self- styled "American Communist veterans" who demonstrated with pla cards denouncing the British wa lender. Two women were knocked down, and 20 men were arrested as police broke up the demonstration. Tlllr- lecn men later were charged with llr^irderly conduct . Accepting a Cold medal and the city's disliNKuished service citation, Churchill called upon Ihc United States to cuidc thvworld toward achievement ol the alms for which the United Nations fought history's eostlllr.sl war. Today Churchill said in a ceremony at City Hall. "The United -Stales stands at thc summit of human affairs. From every side. Ihc nations look to her. She has a urcaler mea.surc of power, urealcr measure of world regard and cslcem and marches in peace and majesty which have not been seen in this world since thc fall of Ihc ancient classical Roman empire." Even as Churchill was speaking in a crowded City Hall Council chamber. ix>11cemcn were hurrying 20 self-styled Communist veterans off to precinct houses nTler they had staged an anti-Churchill de- monslrallon. At the station house, no forma charges wer c placed against the men. but police sources said the> would be charged with dlsorderls conduct because Ihey refused to break up the demonstration. ronlicrs. Alrfiircc Hlrcnglhenril Unofficial reports said ' the Iraq ill-force, strongly British siipport- d. had been reinforced against n xisslblc revival of thc Kurdish rc- icllion o; last summer. Thc Kurds nhablt Ihc border regions of Iraq, Turkey nnd Iran. There have been fforts Io promote an autonomous government of thc Kurds. It was pointed out that the Iran- an wnr minister, despite his com- demnatlon of Russian troop movements, did not say that thc Red Army had moved outside thc zoi|: t has been occupying in Iran. Kn- raj. Ihc town at which thc'Russians arc closest to Tehran, lies within (he Russian occupation zone, which the Soviet government, had promised to evacuate by March 2. Iranian sources In London described their country's army as "one of the world's finest small armies." They said it had Anglo- American equipment purchased bc- foiy thc war, and augmented '"" by eslensive purchase of American military vehicles when the British and United Stales units evacuated the country. The Iranian alrforce was said to Include four operation squadrons, all British-equipped. Most of the pilots were trained In England. Russian forces in Iran have been estimated unofficially from ,60,000 o 100.000. Ahmed Insisted that here had been no partial cvacua- ion W Sovlel forces, as suggested ,'cstcrday by the British foreign office. Chicago Rye May . 214}; 215% 213Vi 21514 3 Prisoners Donate $275 To Red Cross Three German prisoners of war at the Blythcvillc cnrhp have contributed $215 _to the Red Cross, It was announced itKioy. Names of the three prisoners were not revealed but the money was turned in to Red Cross headciuartsrs here. As a whole, contributions for the drive are coming In slowly with only $1393.24 of the $14,310 goal donated since thc drive began March 5. Volunteer workers arc making calls now Rt homos and business firms. Citizens nrc nsked to have their contributions read}- when t worker calls, 11 was onnounccd. One community, Gosnell, ha; turned in 486.50, or ^3.50 more thar Ils $83 goal. More will be turned U later said J. P. Hocott, chairman. ' Ekron contributed »S4.60 of' !t $30 quota and Yarbro reported !• of thc $302.50 quote. UUton Bund Us chairman ot that community.''

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