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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE NEWS THE 1X)M!NANT NKWSl'AI'EK OF NORTIIKA SI' ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME XI,—NO. BJythevllle Daily News Blyllicvillo Courier Ulylhevlllc Ilcrnlil Mississippi Valley lender m,YTHKVlM,l<:, ARKANSAS, THUHSDAY, 'AI'Mll, 1, 1043 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS < Axis Score On Allied Cargo N^cssel Iwenly'Fivc New Lay Instructors Qualify After Intensive Course Two weeks of Intensive work and (raining for the First Aid program of Red Cross in North Mississipp Counly is being brought to a close Friday by C. O. Hartshorn, First Aid and Water Safety Field representative of National Red Cross. In cooperation with Dr. Gene S. Atkinson, local physician. As a result, 25 new lay instructors of.First Aid , have been qualified. Of this number, 10 are teachers in the Blytheville schools for whites, one is the wife of an officer at Dlylheville Army Air Field, and H arc Negroes, most of whom are teachers in Harrison school here with one a teacher al the Armorel Negro school. The texl book used in lliis work is compiled by tho medical staff of Red Cross, In collaboration with the American Medical Association and College of Surgery. The official Red Cross motion picture "Before the Doctoor comes" was shown this week at llic hiE' 1 school auditorium. Tonight, Mr. Hartshorn will complete a "Refresher Course' 1 for lay instructors who had previously been authorized by Red Cross and who already have given the training to 342 people ill the past year with •classes held at Lcachvllle, Lost Cane. Gosncll, Ekron, Dell and Blytheville. As a result of the expanding pro- grain, there now are 50 instructors available in North Mississippi County. A commitlec has been set up to work out details of additional services in Highway Emergency First Aid Stations, Volunteer Detachments and a 'Mobile Unit of first Aid, as well ns new classes in the Standard Course of First Aid in Blytheville, Leachville, Armorel and rural communities desiring the training. Making up the committee is Mrs. Charles L. Wylie, chairman; Bancroft Terry, 6. P. Raincy, Paul Pryor, Roy R. Rca, George M. -Lee, C. G. Redman, Dr. Gene S. Atkinson, Miss Rosa M. Hardy, Miss Winnie Virgil Turner, MLss Delia Purtlc, Miss lon c George and Alcim ii. Wiley. N;gro county,; s.chppl_su- 'pervisor. 1 ' ' .-...-"•- •' — '• Carrying vital supplies to the Yanks in Africa, convoys which run the Mcdlleiriinean jjnntlet of subs and bombers become standing targets for enemy pltj lies e;ven after they reach port. Here n Unllcc Nations cargo vessel in an Algerian port is blazing inferno after n direct hit from a Nu/l bomber (News of the Day Ncwsrcel photo from N15A ti'lephoto). , Today's War Commentary • • Another Dunkirk 13ul This One May Be Unsuccessful Jly THOMAS J. DONOHUi; of United Press Allietl aii-powcr already is hard al work to smash advance any plans thu Axis may have (or wilhdrawing beaten army from Tunisia. Thoroughly schooled by now in Hie technique of evacuating defealect armies, the Allies live taking measures to nullify Axis air power on the northern Mediterranean rim. Yesterday's unprecedented raid by nearly ICO American Flying Fortresses on His Sardinian port of Cagliari and adjacent air bases, is a case In point. The Allies are concentrating their air attacks on nil Ihe enemy's Mediterranean bases extending over a wide radius from Tunisia so thai the Germans and Italians will be unable lo duplicate the role of Ihe R. A. P. at Dunkirk. ' ' KOJIMEI, FACES -INKVITAIILK-DCFEAT Even Ihe enemy concedes'now dial Marshall Rommel's army probably will bc : unable to fight on (or more than n few more, vveeks. When the Allies conquer Ihe Tunisian tip 'around"Blr.erte^anr.1 -Tunis, Rommel will have the hard choice • of accepting annihilnlion or capture. There will be no place for him lo run—as be has run all ( the way from Egypt in history's greatest rctrcal—save into the sea. There never has been a case in this war where any German army has fought "to the last man" as the Japanese have done on so many Charles Coleman Calls For Business Men To Strengthen Farm Bloc Charles R. Coleman, .owner of Red Bud plantation and vice president of Arkansas Farm Bureau, was speaker for the Kiwanis Club in n regular luncheon meeting yesterday at Hotel Noble. Mr. Coleman talked on the necessity of farmers and small business banding together to form a unit iu national life. He urged the small business man, such as formed the personnel of civic clubs in sucli communities as Blytheville to band with the farmer for representation in Washington, or the labor lead- ins and llic marginal farmers will control the policies of our nation, he said. He pointed out that big business will be controlled by the government after the war because of the government loans being made to them al this time. "The balance of power will be in the hands of labor and the marginal farmer because the small business man is not represented," he added. Mr. Coleman was especially critical of various Government agencies which, In his opinion, arc managed by theorists rather than practical business men. As an example, • he pointed out the time iost in obtaining permits for Irac- tor oil when the farmer needed lo be in his field working. Guests were Wnlter Killough and Harold Slcdman of Wynne, Mnr- ciis Fictz of Jouesboro and Walter G. DcGclow, St. Louis. Arkansas Coal Mine Men Consider UMW Contract occasions. Even at Stalingrad, a great many Germans laid down their arms when their commander, General Von Pauhis,«.snw that tills position was hopeless. 11 Is hardly likely, therefore, despite Axis-engineered reports to the contrary, that Rommel's troops will, sacrifice themselves in n last-man light. And it is virtually certain that tlic Italian components of the Africa Corps will not. SUCCESSFUL EVACUATION A QUESTION Hence, another Dunkirk seems to be approaching, with the enemy, this time, in tho unenviable role of evacuee. Whether the Germans will be able to mass enough airpowcr- to cover an evacuation despite Allied air raids, remains lo be .seen. But it is obvious that without adequate air cover, the evacuating army is doomed. When France fell, the British had to pull their surviving troops out of Dunkirk. Many of these troops, incidentally, are now righting with General Anderson's British First Army in northern Tunisia. The British, al lliat lime, desperate as their position was, were not as badly ofl as Hie Axis would be now if It attempts a Tunisian Dunkirk. In 1340, tiie German advance across Flanders had been so swift. lie ground armies outranged their air forces with the result that al Dunkirk Nazi airyov;er was not concentrated to its fullest extent. Also. British anti-aircraft guns were fairly effective along llic beach, and fighter planes from England were able to cover the withdrawal by tlic rescue fleet ENEMY SHORT OF FACILITIES In Tunisia on llic other hand, our airpowcr is heavily concentrated within easy flying distance of the Tunisian tip. The Allied fleet i: prowling the sea approaches lo Tunisia and our submarines are crisscrossing the Sicilian narrows In large numbers. Furthermore, the number of merchant ships available to tlic Axis i'or an evacuation lin.s been badly depleted by the constant war of attrition ever since the Tunisian campaign began. It is estimated thai more than one million tons of shipping would;ness b" needed lo pull Rommel's army and equipment out of Tunisia. The ' Axis might be able lo muster thai amount by sending every French, Italian and Greek ship along the coast lo Tunisia, bul without ait- power to cover them they would be easy targets for Allied planes. It's doubtful whether the Italian fleet will be wasted by the Axis hi protecting an extremely hazardous Tunisian evacuation, although 'Hillcr would not hesitate lo sacrifice it if he thought it would bring his army home. LITTLE HELP FROM ITALIAN NAVY The Italian navy probably will be held back lor the greater task of guarding the Italian or Greek coast against an Allied invasion which now is expected to follow the windun of the Tunisian campaign. So, it seems lhal in Ihe last analysis, airpower alone will decide whether: Marshal Rommel's Africa Corps—once the pride of the German army—Is finally smashed or lives to fight another day. Tlic Germans doubtless have profited from the -lessons of the British al Dunkirk and Greece. And Madrid hears from Rome that many additional air fields and heavily reinforced fighter and bomber squadrons have been organised in Sicily, Sardinia, and southern Itnly to cover the anticipated evacuation. To frustrate the Axis purpose, we can expect heavily increased Allied omber raids on the enemy's Mediterranean air bases within the next two weeks. The lOO-bombcr American raid on Cagliari probably was only the slartcr. Minister Testifies For State In Cnse Against Many B. Whitney Hurry B. Whitney, •111-year-old Inndsciipe engineer alleged to have been married six limes nnd lo liiVve served :i term In a Kansas .stalii prison for .stalulory rape, went/pn trial this afternoon in Criminal Division of Circuit Court for n charge of bigamy which carries, ii penally from three to seven yc'Ars 1 imprisonment. j' Scaled by the side of llic dapped defendant wns the former Mtis Wilma Woods of Blythevillc, 28, whom he married In a church ceremony Oct. 3, after testifying to the officiating minister Unit he «as legally divorced. J ,' ••' What proccdurp will be tak(j,\j by (be defense bnd not been announced at 2:20 o'clock, but It appeared evident Hint the former Miss Woods planned to "stand by" her bridegroom. Smiling often, the attractive of- Ice worker entered Ihe court room I his side and remained there, al- hough yet uncalled to testify by he slate. • Ihe trial, which has created wide IN ME SHE 'wo-Day Missouri Bond Auclion Ends Yesterday; Sonic Pledged Out STKHLE, Mo., April 1.—More |lwr 458,00!) worth o( Wnr llonds pur- hnsi'd in the two-day nucllon sulc 'lilch closed here at (i p, in. yes- orduy probably will reach $500,000 vhon nil pledges nre turned in, It vns nnnomu-ed loduy by Hoi) lehrle. county chnlrnnvn. Given permission to count this unoimt on the s]>eelal April cnm- M\K\\ for Win- liond .sales, I'emiscoi Jounly Is Ihe first county to go ivcr the (op in this drive, It was announced. TlieVsucccssful luicllou also miido H possible for the county lo huve u bomljer mimed "I'emlscol. Comity, Missouri" .which will cosl nl li'iisl SJOO.OOO-the goal of the county committee which planned the .sale. Started Tuesday morning, thu aucllon continued through until hile (lint night at Steolc Theater mid was continued yesterday because of (he enthusiasm mid Ihe large number of pri/cs. More limn IODO Hems were sold, along with cnlcilulnmcnl by soldiers from Hie lilylhevillc Army Air Field. Scrgl. Don Scrlbncr played organ numbers, Scrgt. Waller Terry sang, Pfc. Jackie Mitchell lilnycd the drums and Scrgt. Guy l-iuclouceur sung and gave Impersonations. The air base also wiuj represented by dipt. John 'A. Martin, commanding officer of the Big Flying Forts Hammer Retreating Africa Corps, Blast At Ports and Bases Ton fill Fight Ahead, Stimson Declares WASHINGTON, April I IUI')-- Si'crctni) 1 of War Siliiison 1ms ro- NtM-iiti'd the Allies face n lot mora heavy lighting before they pry Ilia Axis loose from North Africa. lie suys must of Hominel's forces are rurlng north lo pool their strength wllli troojis of Col. Gun. Von Amim, Once Joined, l|ie Ocr- maiiK will be .slrong nnd behind C'C|Unlly .strong defenses, Stlnisun says. He calls the Tunisian ciunniiliiu generally favorable lo tin; Allies. Ullm.soii adds tluil Homincl will probably vu.sorl. lo delaying notions ulonu his nui'lhwiii'd route to lll/.erlc. He says several American divisions lire on this front and will help oust the Axis fi'on Nortli Africa, Axis Resistance Slows Pace Of . / American and British Armies Flanked Nazis 27th flying The.' _ iplc training' group, .sinilcd with parades thiou'shoul; Tcmtseot County, concluded nl .tlic theater, whore Tom "Doc" Dean 'and Leo Swift of Dly- thcvUlo, well known : auctioneers, began their auctioning: ot bonds ami donated .articles lo n tagc audience, In addition to many sales received via telephone with the sale broadcast over Kl.CN, ' Appiecla],iJHi for the cooperation lluoughotil vie counly nnd Blylho-, vlllc .wns expressed 'todny by tho commlllee in charge, - Our Military Leaders Have Something V P 1 a.uncc Stimson Reveals " ( Ity Lulled Tress .Secretary of Wnr Stimson udmli.s tlip .Iups ru-e building up their front lino air strength but he hints Hint ,0111: : Pacific military leaders hftvo v somclhlng iip their sleeves, He "says Army and Navy chiefs laid down ntilnHGd and spcuUlo plans tor Iho anticipated encounter with the Jups at i\ recent Washington conference, • v:In the meantime, Army bombers are carrying out almost dally raids Wtf 1 FORT SMITH, Ark., April 1 (UP) — Oklahoma and Arkansas Coal Mine operators are meeting In closed session today to decide what to do about signing a new operating contract with the United Mine Workers. Approximately 8,000 miners in the two-slate area arc affected. There have been threats of n walkout or work stoppage tomorrow if no settlement is reached. However, it is considered likely that the operators will agree to the signing of a temporary 30-day agreement until the whole problem is threshed out. Members of the Oklahoma-Arkansas Coal Operators Association. under Secretary R. K. nodgcrs of Fort Smith, expect to end their discussion and call in the miners' representatives shortly after noon. Miners now are receiving $6.00 a day base pay. They have asked for n two-dollar-a-day wage increase. New York Stocks . 142 3-4 . 52 7-8 . 2!) 7-8 . GB . 75 5-B . 37 1-4 . 50 1-4 ,. 40 1-2 ,. 18 1-2 .. 70 .. 13 3-8 AT&T Amcr Tobacco .... Anaconda Copper . Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward . N Y Central Tnt Harvester North Am Aviation .. n 7-8 .. 83-8 .. 13 1-8 .. 10 Standard of N J 53 7-8 Texas Corp 39 3-4 Packard 40 1-2 U S Steel 57 Republic Steel . Radio Socony Vacuum Studcbaker Chicaao Wheat May . 145',!, 146 145',£ 145^1 145% July . 145% 140S 14514 14S14 14514 Sep . Ml 14T.O 14G& 147% 140% Arkansas Kriefs LITTLE ROCK. — Revenue Commissioner Murry 15. McLeod says (bat last night's aflemnt- crt sliooihi£ of a revenue agrnl on (lie c.ipitol grounds is a mvttcry lo Mm. The agetil, A. U.' Iluddte- ston, was fired on twice as he started (o enter (be slalc- linusc. ISolb shots missed and bis assailant escaped in Hie darkness. S(a(c ami cily police arc investigating. .'! New Orleans Cottoi open high low close ur. c Jan. 2024b 2030b 2024b 2029b 2023 Mar. 2019 2028 2019 2027 2020 May 2070 2075 2069 2075b 206D July 2025 2059 2052 2057 205: Oct. 2032 2038 2032 2037 2031 nlcresl here, began at 1:30 o'clock iftcr hiivlng been slai'led at 11:'10 o'clock this morning by selection ot blx jurors. . Jurors arc': E. M. Woodson, E. J. Fields. T. A. KenneTl, R. A. Nelson, J. W. Stiousc, Harcvy Hart, Russell Gaine.s, II. L. llalscll,- E. C. Thompson, H. H. Reeves, J. W. Adams, •uiri B. F. Fitzgerald. The first hour of the trial was an Interesting one with many clashes between the slate and Claude F. Cooper, attorney for the defense, who objected often only lo be overruled in most Instances by Judge Walter Killough, special judge. In Ihe witness room was Mr*. Grace Kemp Whitney of Memphis, said to be Ihe fiflh wife of Whitney, who was In charge of the landscaping ami sodding of Blytheville Army Air Field last Summer. T/ie Memphis woman can mil be called as :: witness by the .stale unless she is first called as a wit- by the defense so whether she was to appear had not been announced. Witnesses for lire state in the first hour.of actual trial were Miss Elizabeth Blylhe, deputy county court clerk who leslilicd as lo Ihe innrrfnge license being issudc; llic Rev. James A. Ovcrholscr, pastoroC First Piesbyieriaii Church, who performed the marriage service In his church, and Jess liorncr, dip- ty sheriff, who returned the pris- ner from Ann Arbor, Mich., last ebruary following his lerc for Mississippi County ofii- ers. In the lestimony of Ihe inini.s- cr, he said tnat the defendant dmittcd lo have been previously lanied bin s;iid he was legally iyorced. He poinlcd onl that he was not epealmg several mailers lold him y Whitney in conlidencc dininj he minister's questioning of the wo parlies seeking to be married ' him. When asked by Prosecuting Al- orncy Marcus Ficiy, Jf there was general rule among ministers of his church as lo performing nnrrlage ceremonies lor divorced jersons. Ihe Rev. Mr. Ovcrholscr .cstlfied that It was a general rule of ministers of the Presbyterian church not lo perform ceremonies I for divorced persons unless the divorce had been obtained on grounds of adultery. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Graham Sudbury assisted in the questioning for the stale. The trial vva.s expcclcd to be concluded Ihis afternoon with the case of Clyile Irwln. Manila tanner charged with rape against his 12-year-old daughter, slated for the next Irlal. Ruml Idea May Be Revised Before Long JONESliOIlO, Ark., April 1. (UP) —Scnnloi- Hatlie Caraway of Arkansas predicts today thai, some form of pay-as-yon-go Income tax plan will be worked out soon. Hack home lo atlcnd the funeral for James E. Parr who was shot to death this week, she nsserled thai In spite of its popularity In many pin Is of the country, the Ruml lax plan Isn't well liked In Washington. She reprimanded crlllc.s of President Roosevelt and the military and naval authorities on the conduct of the war. As she put II: "We-should lake our orders like good privates. War Is so extensive and far-reaching Iherc are bound lo be some mistakes and some waste-but authority to direct 11 must remain where It can be used most effectively." Senator Caraway thinks there won't be much check on President Roosevelt's aulhorily by Hie present Congress—bul she thinks there may be some llmllallons placed on some bureaus. By the way—Senator Caraway says she has made the positive statement to Die press that she will run for another Icrm—and, "I intend lo do so." nftnlnst, Klska, In Ihe North Pn- elflCi niid Mundn In Ihe south. Tho Navy 'says fighters and bombers blnstcd Klskn on Tuesday lor the 31st 'jnul 32nd raids of the month on I TO Jap Alcullnn base. Large fires were agnln slurlcd In Mundn niid bombers also attacked Holb.;Biiy on Altu Island. One Jij)'m|,>t!'i- 1 ' t |^jlcd lo rclurn from the Atc'utlnfi- opernlloris." '' ' • i- Jn|) Rrpiirls Conflict '' The Japs ,can't net their geography straight In lelling of llic surface fleet skirmish In llic Aleu- t'.nns. A Tuesday Jap broadcast had the -warship:; steaming enst after llic Americans. On Wednesday, Tokyo stuck to the slory that their ships pursued ours. IJut lime the direction become lly United I'riss MIIH.SW! Allit'd air power is (leliiKiiiK tlie Axis Tunisian with bombs lo prevent llioir escape fro in" 1 a narrowing foothold. by American Flying Fortresses, the Allied til-men me hUiKling tho Gei'mims front and rcnr, and hum- iierinjf I heir purls ami air buses across tho Mediterranean. Om fllcih now are bearing the mnln burnt of the attack, for mine (lelds nnd stiffened resistance; are lowing down the march of the irltlsh and American armies. The DrltLsh Elghlh Aimy Is nmcblng at Ihe German rear {uaid about 12 miles north of Dalies but tho Imperials aie waling for their,big guns to move up icioio Uylng to crash the icar unrd -Axis defenses. Tramse Mine. Fields And ' Ihe Americans, forging lowly eastward from El Gucttar ire picking theb way cautiously hroiigh heavy mine fields. Al-' though radio Alglei.s .says Ilia mo- Is approaching when the Axis troopi will be thrown Into the se;i( It seems obvious that Rorri- mcl liiii succeeded in eluding the Allied Imp nt Gabcs and Is mnk- Ing nn orderly; retreat. Ills biggest threat on tho giound now appeiirs to be developing from tho Allies drives' from the -Mnk- na.ssy and ,Oiisscllla areas which the Axis, says mo Bfo wln l! In Intensity. S.inlinU Suffer^ge •Scciclaiy Stimson Inteiprctcd llic 'lunlslnn .situation as "fny.or- ible'. Ab ho spoke, Southern SaV-^ dlnlii wns still rocking undo the i .input of tho war's heaviest raid by Amci lean Flying Portresses.'' Nemly 100 ot the big forts blasted the Important poit of Cagliari and enemy ah dromes from which the Axis hns tiled lo dominate tlib Sicilian narrows, • All llic FoiU, ictuined nflcr knocking down 14 enemy planes In combat deslioylng 13 otheib on the gtouml,' and dnmnglmj'an ad-, dltlonnl 44. Thousands .of bombs ot, alt kinds »ere,.j,h( Urltlsh Gen, IJcrnnrd Froybcrff, n Now Kcnliindcr wlioin Gcr- rnnuS reported killed In tho 19'U brittle- of Crete-, proved hhnscll very much iillve by loading lliu tlnnltlntj nltncli on B\ Hammn, Tunisia, that w'ns rcsponslblo for rout of llommol nl Gubes. Honds Are 'Nest Ktjtf For Ncf/ro Church When Die war Is over, a Negro church of Ihls section will be able lo erect a new home. The Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, on Promised Land Road, has purchased War Boods totaling $fi75, which arc an Investment for the new church .struc lure. fllic Rev. S. A. Parker is pastor of the church, which has 158 members, and the Building Committee is made lip of Aaron Stevenson Nathan Morse and Waller Doctson this west. Instead of cnsl. In other wonts, the American fleet was headed for Japan. Thursday the Jnp announcer fixed It up. The Japanese licet, he said, had (jonc straight ahead In pursuing llic Americans. This lime he mentioned neither cust nor west. A Washington communique on the clash said l|]c Jnpnncsc warships lied westward. In the Far East Chinese troops arc taking the inltlnllvc In llic mountainous area bordering on IJurjnn. Some Chinese units even drove ncrpps Iho border, attacking nl Iwo Jap-hold towns. Chinese Counter Attack Chinese troops nLso made strong counter nltiicks In the rich rice lands of Central China nnd Hint the enemy lines were ernckcd nt two polnt.s. Chungking hns received Information that puppet troops deserted Japanese forces In the northern KlniiKMi Province, killing Japanese nnd quisling officials, Japanese Premier Tojo Is visiting Manchukuo now for the first time since he ook office. The Tokyo radio says le conferred with his nrmy chiefs n the occupied territory. American planes are concentrating their attacks in Burma on tlic •nllroacl centers to prevent Jar supplies from getting through. A communique Jusl !;-. .^i»« Hilly Mitchell planes .scored direct nil* the Pyinman Rttllroadyards 250 miles south of Mnndalny and attacked railroad facilities 38 miles cnsl of Mandalay. The Allied communique reports other American planes machine gunned Jnp positions In northern liiirma with good results. The Royal Air Force attacked Bhnmo, the Jap on Ihe Irawadiiy River In up- l»r liiirma, hitting a main oil storage building and starting fires. Reds Trying To Mop Up In Caucasus By (lulled I'ros .The llussliins arc trying lo divide nnd conquer the Gcrmiins still led In the norlbwesl Caucasus. Soviet troops arc pushhiK nhcnd after n 12 mile advance In a drive In split. In two the last highway link between German forces north nml south of lite Kuban Ulver. The Russluns hnve only 12 more miles lo go lo cut llic road, Russian gnlns at Smolensk were not Impressive but nonlhclcfiB per- were, shovfcrcd ""dowa "'1 aM'«$lpt?^,tlirf.hif-C ' I boi, nnd 21 smaller craftr tho -in-,, dailijnl .section, rnlhoad station, repair .shops nnd field pumping stntion. i } A lolal of 31 Axis planes weic shol down yestciday by our flicis who lost, 12. , ' 'Hie big 'Amcilcnu laid on Sardinia Indicates that tho Allies aiO liylng to knock out enemy nlr bnsei which could be -used to :covcr .-mi; evacuation of the Axis Tunisian. Army. F 13CC. 2037 2034 2021 2033 Seventy per cent of the swan of this hemisphere winter at Lake 2028 Mnttamuskecl, N. C. Girl Soda Jcrker, 19, Revealed As Heiress WASHINGTON, April 1 (UP) -Belly Ionise Taylor would ralhcr be a soda Jcrker than a million dollar heiress any day. The 19-year-old girl is re- !>oricd to be the heiress to a million dollar estalc (eft lo her lale fnlhcr by his .sislcr, Lady Cholmondelcy. Betty has arrived In Washington from Marlon, 111., where she makes snper-duper mailed* in a bus station, to sign papers for the estate. liul the young girl refuses to talk about her fortune. What many girls dream of Is only a nightmare to Betty. She didn't want lo go to college, she didn't want to be rich, nnd above all she didn't want people to know she was an heiress. She just wants to jerk .sodas at tne Marion soda fountain. ststcnt ns they burrowed further Into deep Gcnmin defense fortifications. And -Soviet artillery broke up wo more German nssnulls along he Don Illvcr cnsl of Kharkov. Divorce Petitions Are Granted Here Numerous divorces recently have >ecn filed, cranled nnd recorded nflcr having been granted In vacation, .i Filed during the pnst week were: Ncllniyc Tbpm])son DeShnv.o vs Irn hynn DeShnx.o; George H. Moore Jr., vs Jimnitc T .Moore; Eddie Long vs Ada Mac Long; II. t Long v.s Lula Long; Elizabeth (locs ' ,, ol n , nk( , n policy of having Washington vs Jinncs Washington; | o[rlccl!> rto ll!wc reached ihc slal- Merlon Lucy Mitchell v s Dell.Mil- t | imlt or C4 5civlng tt ith Will Reach Age Limit May 12; Fiedcnclall Regarded As Successor MEMPHIS, April 1. IUI 1 )—Lieut Gen Ben I cm, commandei of the Second Army, plans lo leave active service shortly after he reaches retirement, nge on .May.. •_ 1211V. * In a' statement lo • Ihc Memphis Commeiclnl Appcnl, s'ud that nflcr n furlough he would letuin to sei vice—bnl not with combat The Army, he pointed out, Negro Youth Gets Life for Assault chcll; Ruby Lowcry vs Starling Unvcry; Herman L. 13. Walton vs Tola Walton; Carson Alley vs Frances Alley; W. W, Lowe vs Lilile Lowe; lice O. Harris vs Dorothy Harris; Dan Ii. Tlllcy vs Miulllnc Tlllcy; Hugh M. Sailer vs Sue Kalon Sailer; Martha Hultrey vs Wlllla.n P. fiullrcy; Laura Denn Dcnlon vs Andy I'rilchetl Denlon. Divorces granted lira! recently recorded: Lots Barnes vs Purvy Barnes; Lucille S. Ilickcy vs Harry HIckcv; Nnncy K. lloswell vs Tom Ray ftoswell; Churcl'ill Thompson vs B. M. Thompson; Nancy Cook vs Raymond Cook; Oleiic Clnbb vs W. I 1 '. Clubb; Elmer Ry«l vs Eu- (•cne Rynl; W. W. Lowe vs Lille Lowe; bertha Mae Irby vs John Irby. An annulment was granted Noah Charmless from Wanda Mae Pnslcy line forces. Tx;nr, who has been commander of the Second Army since 1940, was the genernl on the golf course i 1041 when a battalion of Rollers "yoo hooed" at a group of iris In shorts. The general ord- red the troops to mnrch 15 miles ndci the summer sun as a dls- ipltnary mcaslue. MnJ.-Gcn. Lloyd R.' Fredendall iroliably will bo named Lear's .suc- cssor. ircclcndnll until recently In command of the American orces in central Tunisia.,'.He rb : ently was named deputy com-, nnnder of Ihe Second Army. A 15-year-old Negro youth, James Terry, charged wllh rape, ngnlnsl a 10-year-old white girl, was found guilty nnd punishment of life imprisonment recommended by a Jury which look less Ihnn 15 minutes to reach llic verdict this morning In Criminal Division of Circuit Court, I The case, which started Tuesday afternoon, was climaxed with testimony of the victim. The dcfcdant was represented by Claude p. Cooper. Cbamness. New York Cotton open high Mar. . 1991 ISM May . 2040 2(H1 July . 2020 2028 Oct. . 2000 2008 rx-L. . lfll)7 2001 low close pr. cl. 1091 1996 1901 2030 2045 2040 2020 2026 2021 2000 2005 2000 lfl!)7 2002 lf)9fi Livestock ST. LOUIS, April 1. (U.P.I—Hog receipts 1.250 head, with 1,000 salable Top price $16.00, highest since October. 1920. when '$16.25 was paid 180 to 325 pounds, $15.80 to S15.05; 140 to 1GO pounds $14.65 to $15.35; sows $15.35 to $15.65. Catlle receipts 2,750 head, with 20CO salable; calves 9D, all salable Slaughter steers $12.00 to $17.25, slaughter heifers $11.00 lo $10.25, mixed yearlings and heifers $14.00 (o $15.25; s(ockcr nnd feeder steers $10.75 lo $15.25; canuers am cutters $8.50 lo $10.75; cows $11.00 lo $13.00. What we call a "tip" is "pour- bolrc" In Fiance. Literally it means "for drink." Mrs. Sniolhennan^,,. Dies This Morning , Following Illness Mrs. Mnry Elizabeth Smqtherman, lie of S. U Sn-iptherriian, died this morning, U'30 o'clock, at Walls Hospital where she had been R patient for several weeks following n major operation She was 56 FmiEial arrangements were Incomplete early this afternoon. Besides her husband, she Is survived by Uo daughters, Mrs. George Dyslngcr and Mrs. Lormp. Alley; five sons Louie,' John, Jack, Thomas and Mat Smolherman, all of whom h\e In or near Blylhe-, vlllc euept Louie Smolherman \vho is in the Army; her parents, Mr. and Mrs J A. Anderson; a stepson, S\\ain Smotherman, and seven brothers, Russell, Ed, William, John, Hurley, Clyde and Spencer Anderson, nil of Blytheville. ', 'Cobb Funeral Home U in charge,

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