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VOL. XU—NO. 59 Save Was* Pope* It I, y aluabl * to fj» War «**/ $, Boy Scouts wl« coHec, yoSr Scrap Popor every Salary BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ™ DOMINANT NIW8PAPKB Of NORTHCAST ARKANSAS AND HOini,,««r ..toon™/ ^ * '*-* » ? ' KJ n!v}!' e vm e ? a " y , News Belleville Herald Blylhcvlllc courier Mississippi Volley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWBPAPKB Of MOglBftOT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI JilATliKVlLLE, AltKANSA^gATUItDAY. MAY 27, / t i SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ^^H ^^ -^^ ~—~ — ^ pj»*»v"j*:j \^V/JL ji^k} X'j. y u V/IalilO ALLIES REPORTED SHELLING VALMONTONE Lashes Back lly Unilcd 1'rcss \Vin-ii ami Company i.s in iho news todiiy, tins time cnjoinud from violating OPA cuilinij I'CKuliilioii.s lor women's and children's outer garments Ihc United Stales Circuit Court, of Appeals today im- lield mi injunction by a lower court restraining the' mail order hrni from charginj,' prices higher than the OI'A The original icslrainer was is-* sued b v . Frcderal Judge John names at Chicago, who .said Ward's did not deny it violated ceiling prices. Judge Barnes added that Ward's ."did not comply ii or make any effort to comply with Ihe provisions of Ihe maximum price regulations." He adityd that the company liacl been Judged guilty of violating other O1>A regulations too. ber. This case dales back lo Scptem- Crificiscs Investigation Ward's more recent defiance of Die Government, which resulted in armed seizure. , had echoes in Washington today. Members of Hie Senate f Judiciary 1 Committee sa;y Attorney •General- Biddlc-may still have- a chance lo" tell r ,thc senate Ills''Aide of the seizure . ! slory. Yesterday a jutiiclavy; subcommittee issued a report'that' thg seizure was ^unconstitutional. '•'Biqcilc lashed back lhat.tlic seni\'ie:"group had gonclubled iU invcsilgalioji' o;i mere • • licaraayv, nwl hadn't.' allowed him : qr iinfoilj representative.^ .to' testify. •.Hpwcver. .the Jmliciary" Cnmmiltec says it pVobably will : hold more liearinss before the ihatteV is closed _':.N)oanwhile, ,a new strike in the --•'radio' industry threatening, i' which may silcrir.e stations in sev- •on. cities affiliaTei! witl\ the National Broadcasting.Company ''.tm& the Blue .Network.- ffiu,£trike>r set \. .'"J^ififl&iH^ .[iffiUWiJnWfei" • .Ihc'.ijroblem of who' win change (lie /records In broadcasts. Unlil now, Ihe job has been done by members of the National Association of Broadcast Engineers -mid Technicians, an independent union. But a union spokesman—Miner Wilson—says that the America) Federation of Musicians, under ^James Pctrilto, is preparing to re- place the technicians with musicians. Wilson sairl Petrillo has announced .that the musicians wil take over the 2000 turntables throughout Ihe country on Jimj 1 Pelrillo claims his union won control of Ihe lurnlables in a new contract. The technicians union has notified the National Labor Rein- lions Board thai it' inlends lo strike. The .stations involved are in Clii nso. Now York. Washington, Clevc- Innri, Denver, San Francisco and Hollywood. More Strikes Called la Providence, R. I., workers at Ihe Brown and Sharpe manufacturing plant h!>v e gone on strike in against hiring a woman for a job long held bv n man. The plant makes war-vital tools nnd machinery. In Detroit, another strike is leaching a lot of women who never Iriccl before how lo make bread. For Delroit bakery truck drivers tiircat- ^nn lo keep bread off the Detroit ^markets over the weekend. Production of Army trucks and Navy gun parts is again curtailed fwiav nt the Chrysler Corporation's Highland Park plant in Detroit Members nf the CIO Unllcd Automobile Workers Union arc rebelling against disciplinary aclion taken by the parent union. This is their seronrt wildcat strike in less thnn a week. They arc prolesting Ihe dismissal of i4 of their union officials, who were involved in the "soda pop" .strike at Chrysler. Here's a more hearlening note on invasion eve. Brigadier General Charles Hillmm reported today Hint only 17 men have been discharged as totally blind by World War II. in th c last war there were 300 blind pensioners. In an article in thc Journal of the American Medical Association, General Hillman added that deafness hns Increased over lhc last war. , There's one group of wounded Yanks who are one jump nearer home today, They're the boys who have been repatriated from German prison camps on thc Grips- holm. The exchange liner makes its last stop before coming home at Belfast, Ireland, today. From there it will sail for home with Its cargo of American prisoners and oilier nationals. School Girls Conduct Poppy Sale Today Bright red poppies, symholi/.ing the service and sacrifice of soldiers of World War I, were worn by Blytheville citizens today In memory of the men who gave Ihcir lives in the ualion's defense. Poppy this city Day was proclaimed In by Major E. R. Jackson, AcHve Here Circuit Judge Minor Mlllwec of DeQucen visited Blytheville today in behalf of his candidacy for Associate Justice at Arkansas Supreme Court, subject to action of voters In the Democratic primaries in July and August. The first candidate for Asso- clale Justice to visit here, Judge Millwee is seeking to fill -the un- expired term of the late Msoel.ilc Justice Ben E. Carter, i-\m;\ ' who declared that the memory of thos c who have given llieir lives Is cherished by all, and serves as an Inspiration in these grave <lavs when the United Slates of America is again Ucing . forced lo crush powerful enemies seeking to eslab- lish their tyranny over the world. . High School girls today sold the poppies which were made by Arkansas veterans at Fort Roots. LIl- llc Rock, and the money derived front (h,, sale will be used for rehabilitation of these men, veterans of both World War I and the present conflict, and for child welfare work. Thc Poppy nay sale is sponsored each year by the American Legion Auxiliary. Mrs. C. S. Bnggctt, president of the local group, .nnd Mrs. Eddie-Burk5/"charnnan 61"thc Pqi'V py Day, were in charge of the sale. Blood Poisoning Proves Fatal To Luxora Gin Miss Evelyn Hipp, 17, died at 7 o'clock yesterday morning at her home near Luxora of blood polrnh- ing. Thc daughter of J. D. Hipp of Hickman, she made her home with a brother, William Hipp. According to relatives, death resulted from infection of a pimple on the girl's face. She was ill less than a day. in addition to hor father and brother she leaves four' sisters, Mrs. John Vickcry of Luxora, Mrs. Romar Masters and Mrs. Lcona Quails of Grand Tower, 111., and Mrs. Eiigil Branscom of Tyler, Mo., nnd a half-brother, Homer Looncy of Camp Shelby, Miss. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at Holt Funeral Home with the ncv. P. W. Nash, pastor of Nazarenc Church, officiating. Burial was made at Memorial Park Cemetery. 2 Mississippi CounHans Seek Places On Board Two Mississippi county men are listed as candidates for the Mid- South Cotlon Growers Association's Board of directors. They are C. G. Smith of Blytheville and C. D. Ayrcs . of Osccola, both prominent plantation owners of this section. They seek lo represent District 7. Results of the election, now in progress, will he announced June 20. Diver Believes Body Of Mrs. Jewetr Is Located DURHAM, N. C., May 27 (U.P.) —A professional diver says he has located what he believes to be the body of Mrs. E. M. Jewell of Bconville. Mo., who has been missing for more than two weeks. The diver. R. H. Butler of Newport News, Va., says he thinks the body is located in Eastwood Lake near Durham. He searched the Lake for two days before police started to drain It after diving and grappling operations seemed fruitless. The grandson of Mrs. Jewell, Edward Martin, Is in Durham county jail under a murder indictment in connection with the case. New York Cotton open high low close Mar. . 1974 1974 1968 19GB 1974 May . 1955 1955 1948 1948 1954 July . 2035 2085 2077 2080 2083 Oct. . 2020 2020 2015 201S 2018 Dec. . 19S4 1994 1989 1991 1994 Chicago Wheat open high low close July i''161iS 162 160S 16174 Sept. .ISO ieO',4' 16914 160& l'OIMY'8 WAU ANAl.YSIH Meteorologists To Set Time For Invasion i Hjr JAMES HAKPEK United 1'reM Staff WrlUr The final Invasion (line may not be selected | )y General Eisenhower I'.fter all, Or by Prime Minister Churchill or President Roosevelt, The mini who probably will tell Eisenhower when to strike Is named Sir Nelson King Johnson. Ills job —chief mcleroloiilsl for the British Air Ministry. Poring over churls and .statistics, Sir Nelson i.s expected to decide when the time is ripe to strike and lo wave General Eisuih-jwer and his /soldiers on. Allies Hold Advaivlr Old Man Wealher Is a fickle friend. UK may shift his allegiance in the midst O r battle, mil tho United Nations think they've lined lilin up as an ally for thc invasion. For one thing, they have a seven-day nclvanlagc over tho acrninn.s in weather prediction. The Allies have access to information enabling them lo forecast weather on the Invasion coast 10 days in advance. Thc Germans cannot hope I.? predict it accurately more than ihrce days ahead. The reason Is simply Ihls. Thc weather moves from west lo east. Thus the Allies, testing conditions over North America, Greenland, and Britain, can discover what Iho invasion coast is in for. The Germans, on the other hand, must rely on measurements of high altitude atmospheric conditions obtained by planes flying up to 17 000 feet. • Old Man Weather, egged on by meteorologists, has helped the Allies many times in the past. 'Hie task lorce which till Ihe Marshal and Gilbert Islands in 1942 rode home through n storm which kept Jap bombers away. Rough seas tearing a 2000-ship armada to Sicily calmed just before the landing. Thc fleet ferrying Guadalcanal invaders sailed under a cloud canopy which screened its -movements from enemy observation planes. Variation Wauled So now, forecasters have the biggest job of alt—second guessing thc second front weather. And every branch wants something different. Tanks want ban) .soil. Glider forces, no ground wind. Para -troopers, no wind more than 20 miles an hour. Planes, iv> overcast or ground mists. Naval forces, calm seas. Army engineers, no downpours lo swell slreams, wash away bridges. And, as a chorus, all branches say—"no mud." Thai's lhc order meteorologists must fill as best they can. Incidentally,. America's army chair straleglsls, whose interest iu weather never before extended beyond wondering whether the Brooklyn Dodgers would lie rained out—arc taking a vital interest in the subject. For their benefit, reports from Europe's neiilral capitals say the finest Spring in ' 50 years has hardened western Europe as completely as in May four years ago when the Germans broke through into the low countries. Fair weather from Holland to Spain Is e.xpeclcd to continue from one to' two weeks longer. But Ihe long-range forccasl for this Summer in tve.slern Europe Is for, wet, cool, overcast days. Weather Shapes History The weather is forged chiefly by Iho movement and behavior of a restless Inyer of air thai thinly blankets the turning earth. Tills ocean of atmosphere washes heat In from the lropir.s. brings cold from Ihe Arctic, rain from the seas. Climate is average atmospheric conditions over a long period, or weather grown old. Wealher is an old hand at shaping history. Herodotus wrote that an army of 60,000 Persians was swallowed up by a sand storm as it sat down for breakfast. Thc rain-soaked fields of Waterloo <lz- laycd lhc placing of French artillery, gave Wellington's ally, Blucher, time lo bring up troops and turn the tide against Napoleon. A storm delayed thc Spanish armada and saved England Iron- Invasion in 1588. A blizzard virtu ally destroyed a Turkish army in the last war. • But hundreds of meteorologis'. 1 ;, checking over their maps nnd charls, are ready this lime. They're delcrmlned that :io weather win save Europe from Invasion in 1944. Plantbg for the Grim Reapor i*l -.', t • Hoping lo impede advance of .Allied invasion forces, Germans have '""stormed peaceful French; coast into co.nplicnlcil m,, zc of <le. ; lenses. Photo above, received from nculral sources shows German engineers plnnlitig mines along a bench road. 'Only One Rule Of Conduct/ Rozzelle Te//| Graduates "There is only one rule of cljn- duct— that it In do right," Forrest lloraellu of Lltlle Rock lold tho, ,70 mcmbcrx of Ihc graduating claw/ 1 r'. Blylheville high school in hln address lo Ihc group nt the high school auditorium lust night, • , "In order to do right you nuisl have- failh— faith In God, fiiilli in your .fellowmaii, fiiilh Given fnllh you nius. Given fnllh yo (7|;c:"Gli-Ch"-fa , lh In ..yourtelf. s.l have knir^, you must have Ideals. Given all those, you need vision, a posltivy philosophy of life, nud above all courage. Courage lo do the thing you know Is right." Mr. Ho/.xel.le, who Is Hold secretary for Ihc Arkansas Educational Association, wiis Introduced lo the olniw and the hundreds of parents and friends of tho young graduates who packed the auditorium for Ihc cxer-, cises by Supl. W. D, Nicholson. Mnry Tucker Moore was announced as first honor student, and J. W. Rodcn, second, with the award being mnde on the basis or scholastic averages for the entire tour years of their high school work. Miss Moore also is president of the National Honor Society of Ihe school. Winners of other awards announced by Mr. Nicholson included Mary Frances Nimn, winner of the malhcmalics medal; Mary Tiirkcr Moore, winner of Ihc English medal; Shirley Bnrhnni, winner of the American hlslory medal given by the 13. A. R.; Amelia Saliba, winner of the citizenship medal, also presented by the n. A. R., and Frances Sue Bright, who received the speech ncrinl. Each winner was introduced to the audience by Mr. Nicholson.' Following the prelude, "Metropolis," Holmes, played by members of the high school band, the "Wai- March of the Pricsls," Mendelssohn, was heard as members of Ihe class walked In two by two nnd look Ihelr places in the! . The Invocation was given by the Rev. G. D. Magcc, pastor of the Doll Baptist Church, and members of Ihe ligh school mixed chorus sang two numbers "Evening's Pastoral", Shnw, Mid "Battle Hymn ol Ihc Republic", arrangement by Fred Waring. Ix-finc Mr. Nicholson Introduced Mr. Ho/.11. Diplomas were presented tile graduates by C. M. Buck, veteran tiiem- scr of the Board of Education, and ,hc benediction was delivered by Ihc Ucv. R. s. Balrd, paslor of First Christian church. The class recessional, "Trlnmphnl March," echoed through lh c balls ns Ihc graduate;, clad In their lilalr- ly grey cajis nnd guivii.s, walked slowly out of the auditorium, hnvln.! just irasscd one of life's milestones. Posthumous Award Made Gpruf h.ersyfffe Woman ':, MO.,'Mny'27 —Mrs. Dorothy Philips has sccclvccl I lie Order of the I'm-plu Henri, awarded posthumously to her husband, the late Lieut. William 8. Philips of Maiden, who was killed March 22 In his flrsl mission over French Imlo China. Accompanying the medal was a parchment testimonial from President Roosevelt, lu wlilih he cllcd Hie alruuin as a p:ilrlot who "dared to nl 0 Ihiil. Freedom might live". Mrs. Philips Is lhc dooghtcr of Mr. and Mrs. F. s. Petty of Cnrxtti- crsvllc. Caruthersville Ace Bags Seven Enemy Planes Capl. John 1), Kngliiiid. Carnth- crnvlllc. Mo., ace, Is officially credited with seven enemy plunes, all of which were destroyed In the air. A member of the Eighth Air Force, he is pilot of a Mustang fighter piano. Captain England, on detached service since April, hns been stationed at a Mustang base In Scotland taking special training as u flight lead- Recently the alrmmt had a nnr- machine gun burst missed his head explosions were set. by Inches as he was taking . a' raid over Hitler's Invasion defenses. On this raid his flight group shot, up 28 locomotives, seven barges, 13 trucks and hundreds of miscellaneous objectives. N. O. Cotton open high low close ollc Mar. . 1072 1075 1071 107,'! ]97fl "' May . !()5;t 1J)5-1 inr>0 1052 lllliljb July . 2003 20M 2092 20fl5 2<M!> Ocl. . 2020 2020 20H 2018 2020 Dec. . 1996 103G 1991 1095 19SC Chicago Ryo open high low _ , .... July . llO'i 112 11014 111-)', 110,, %pt.. lll'-i lir,i HO*, 111'/, Hl',4 a bank." Allies Score New Burma Victories; Jap Barges Sunk Japs Stronghold In North Burma Falls To Chinese Ky United I'ri'ss The Allies have scored new vle- loi'lofi In the liurmii nnd msteni India batllefronls. 'llii! ti)imi|ili Ls the rap- lure of Waronfi, a llurmese base t'l miles northeast of Kunming. This Is one of Ihc four must |m- IKJilaiil enemy .slronnli/ild.s In upper Dtirmu, nnd Us conquest Is a miijor step toward fulfillment of Ihe Allied rjamriidiui to connect, lliilla with Chliiii by Innd. A null of tliii 3Blh -II- vlslon sclv.nd Warong nftcr hiuil flghlhu;, One hundred japs were killed In lhc Imtlle. I'iiiiTrs Closing On Myltkylnu Oilier Chinese forces Inflicted heavy casualties on the Japanese! north of Kanmlng. 'lliey look n Imsc enemy .supply dump. Tim ac- ilon iippi>nr.i 1.7 indicate the foe Is cut off In many places, and hns become Incrciutlnujy uunble- to tope with advancing Chliinso columns. Hlmi-Aincrlcmi troop:) me still Wiling thc Implied.defenders of Myltkyliia. A body of Yank and Chinese soldiers — progressing aguliKil strong enemy mortar nnd iiiitfinmtlc gun live, drove n mile and a hulf closer lo Myllkyhm ys- Icrduy from lhc south. They nre advancing from Ihe village <>[ My- yun. to reinforce the btisllori's On tho western Durum nnd eastern India front, Allied columns cmighl. n Japanese battalion near lllshciipiir and almost annihilated It. 'Hie Battalion's commander wart killed. , 4, Twenty miles south of Blchsnpm-, Ihe Allies repelled enemy counterattacks and Intllcletl severe losses on-Uni:-'Maps, :;,t^l|)ponpse assaults weio also* hurlhl bhuk on the I'alel-lo-Tamu road. Allied miK.s occupied more enemy positions of Kohlma In Munlpur State. They cheeked a Jnp raiding party directly below (lie town. Sink 5 .fap linrges hciulnuarlcrA .-- over China, Liberators of (lie Mill Air Force attacked 11 troop-laden Jap river vessels on Ihe .south Yangtze, and kit blx of tlicm burning, 'llio planes also damaged an enemy merchant vessel southeast of Houg Kong. In the southwest Pacific. American Infantrymen near Sarml In Butch New Guinea aro attacking tho Maffln airstrip. They captured Ihrce 75-mllllmcler Kims, as well ns one anti-tank gun and coti- nnnmitiltlon nnd supplies. iarges In Cicneral Sllhvcll's reports air activity planes blasted mlliltiry Inslalla cscnpc over Germany when a Island's airdrome. Large fires and "'"' n young daughter. Other American aircraft attacked Medical Depot Burns Mnsate anil I'onapc Islands, Slivim- r ushii nil-field In the and Marshalls. Hunker Ticks Up Checks KANSAS CITY. Mo. (UP) — A i\/mo/ic, uirir, ivio. <uc) — A iis Kind in cue nation. The fire sailor nnd a civilian, slrangers lo drove 1200 employes from their work another, were seated togelhcr Trainee Averages 7 Miles "•». " 'i i",\i, nn; I~IYIMUU STATE COLLEGK, t'a. '(UP) — said, "That's all right, my Job pays Wondering how many miles he better than .yours." Suddenly an walked each day, a Marine trainee older hand reached between Ihe at reim-sylvanin Stale College used close two and took both checks. A voice a pedometer to learn lhal his dally nil, !io« behind ^ttie men explained, "I own average was 7.3 miles. Nine miles Us Fall Would Cut Via (asilina Road, Nazi Escape Route By llnlliil I'rcss The Allies holuw Koine urn increasing their pressure on Viimioiildiic mid (lui Via Casilina. " Kil'lh Army ]>!i(rel.s, advmiciiiff 12 miles in (he latil 24 houi's. now lire IOHH llian Iwo and one linlf miles from Vii rnonloMfl. llm Via Casilina, i-mtiiin K through Va)monton<v m tlio lust important liijrhway to Uoine for the Gcrmiins wlio arc MTTU: HOCK. nr,y 27 (ui>) — Flflli iiniiiuil Hoy's Stale will <J|i<-!i In l.lllle Itnrk lulllellt with mi ;i[lilrc.vs liy Ciciv. Huiiiur M. Adklm. A|ipli>\hliall>ly 200 buys arc (•xnccldl (o lit: reclslcrcil fnr dm liny.i convention by thl.i nf. 1 Oilier speakers will he. Clhnlr- . limn (-'liiyd Hlchi of Hi,' Atiu-r- can Lcdou's lluys Klalo C'nin- niltlde friini El Dorado. Anil miiiji illwclur U II. I'jirlcc »f lirinklry. HOT SI'IIIN(!S, May 27 (01') — Miss Margaret Mickey will miikc Iwn mlilrrjuiex al the mi- ninir convention (if llin Arlmti- «»H lltislncwi nnd Professional Women's meeting ivlitdi opens III Hut Spring Imluy. Miss Illckcy Is flrsl vine iire.s- lilent nf MIC National 1'eilmi- Hun of Ihislne.vs ;in(l 1'rofcs- .slnnit) Women Clutis. .Sliti will sjiPiiU an "Woman's Kolc In War mill In I'ciicc." " .' "" .»v.,n, iv»i vi*\; UCIIIUIMO ^1)0 I'OHd.s iii i-clroal from tho southeastern '"' front, s Advance AlonR Kntlre Front A Into broadcast by the British tdlo (|uotci nn Allied headquarter* report Hint our artillery already h shelling Vnlmontohe. All along the 70 mile front, from the Aiwlo area down to the'southeastern scdor.'.th'c' Allies me advancing, and the Germans nra < withdrawing everywhere lo escape being cut of/ by flanking- columns. While lhc Americans drivel toward tlio Via CaslUna. the. Brit-; •oiiijlieli 1 left—are moving ahead; 4 Pcmiscot County Boys To Attend Boys State Four Pemlseol County boys will allend "Hoys' Sliilo", an, iinmml evunl sponsored' by •l 1 ho'-Slatp 1 '- ; De- Pfirtiirciil of Uic American Legion. The affair will be held nl Fulton, Mo., June 2] lo June Boys lie Drtlloti Enson of Cooler, .sponsored by the Btccle Notary Club; Cicomt! Henderson of Route a, I'ortngovlllc, sponsored by the Wunlcll Rotary Cliil); Robert KneibM .Jr., of Uny- II, sponsored l>y the Hayll I.lons Club, nnd Jim Rd Reeves oi Ca- rulhei'sville, sponsored by Die Cn- riillicrsvlllc liotnry mid Klwmils Clulis. 'rrnnsporlnllon lo null Irani Ihc by Hie of Hie nvcnl will lie furnished Pemlseol ConnLy Posl , Anicrlcnn Ij;(ilon, wllli clmrles A. Rnbcrtmn, former cnimiimidcr of I'einlscol Counly 1'ost No. U8, In chnrsc. Darrcll Ware Dies HOLLYWOOD. May 27 (U.P.) — One of the two men responsible ..iKinilihls of Hie Pacific nlr' war '-'I' Hie script nf "A Ycmk In lhc were the raids by Fifth Air Force HAK," and "My oal Snl" died heavy bombers on targets In far yesterday. He was Darren Ware, western Dutch New Guinea. The famous partner of Karl 'Timbcrl. Wnre ts survived by lite wife, jjiiuicii ujn.suxi nnnitiry instnlln- wmu LS survived i>y IILS wnc, lions nt Mnnotcwnrl, nncl at Blnfc » former sln«e nnd radio acinus, LOUISVfLLK, Ky., May 27. ii-»tn iLMii^tu ML nit; lYumivr, nnu uvjuiaviijijiv, ivy., i\iay n, tui ) surviving enemy gnrrlsoiv; In the —Firemen lodny fouisht i» blna; which broke out In a block-long warehouse of Ihc Louisville Army Medical Depot, only Insinuation of Its kind In MIC nation. The fire The Is one of a grovip nl the Union Slnllon founlnln of buildings included In the 500- whllc drinking mnlls here recently .icrr medical supply center, "'lion the cH'lllnii rcnelicct over nnd look the serviceman's check. When (he sailor protested, the civilian was lops (or a single day. To Hold Services At Manila For Victim Of Trunk Slaying Brother Of Mrs. Fraught Dies At Ripley, Term. Teddy Yearwood of Ripley, Tenn.. brolhcr of Mrs. Nellie Fraught of Blylheville, d i e d yesterday morning of a heart, allack. He was 52. Mr. Yearwood was a veteran of World War r mid had spent 23 inonlhs overseas. He was owner and operator of a tire and battery firm In Ripley. Services will be held at Riptcy Funeral Home at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. In addition to Mrs, Fraught, he leaves another sister and a half brother. A former resident of Ihc'Milligan Ridge community, the victim of a murder field, will be laid lo rest at Manila cemetery tomorrow afternoon following a simple funeral service while her nexvcst awaits trial for murder at Chicago Jn a trunk slaying which shocked the nation. Mrs. Louise Alexander' Wiley VII- legas, 24, will be buried In the cemetery nearest lo Ihc home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Alexander, and lo Ihc home where she went as the bride of her first husband, Joel Wiley, following their marriage In Blylheville in June, 1036. The Alexanders live on Ihc H M. Swearlngcn farm at Milligan RWge where their daughter met and soon married Wiley who worked on the nearby farm of S. U Oladlsh. Attending the service will tw her first husband, who moved to Memphis during the past winter, and his two young daughters, nge four and six years, who make their home witli tltcir father's slater at Moscow, Tenn. Whereabouts of the Alexanders' daughter from Feb. 1 this year until the body WAS found in a trunk nt Los Angeles, Calif., remained a mystery here as relatives attempted to piece together meager bits of information. nicy would like lo know when their daughler married Vlllegas, who Is said to have confessed to slaying her in a brutal manner before stufl- Ing her body lu a Irunk and express- Ing H to 1/os Angeles . . . They would like to know what motive the Chicago war worker claims to have had for slashing her bony Into bits In a Chicago hotel room . . . They would like to know why he sent the body to Ix5s Angeles. But they do not plan to attend Villegas' trial for murder, slated to l>e held wllhln a short time, although her former husband may bo present, II Is said,. Wiley asked for return of Ihc body to him so lhat his former wife and mother of his daughters might be laid to rest near them bul withdrew his request after her parents claimed the body. Described ns a hard-working girl, she silent her life In Union County, Miss., between Myrtle and New Albany, prior to moving lo near Bly- lheville seven years ago. It Is said lhat she left Wiley three years ago and that the husband took the children to his sister's home. The mother went lo her parents' home nearby where slie spent six weeks while deciding whether she would divorce Wiley. This was the last time they saw her. She went to Memphis where she worked nt a Memphis cafe until February 1 this year. On that date Wiley visited her parents, during which time he (old them of seeing his former wife often at her place of employment, She sent Christmas remembrances to her family. Neither the Alexanders nor Wiley had heard any'.Information of Ihe former Louise Alexander since lhat lime until her body wa$ iden- lined as Ihe victim in Ihc slaying. Officers arrcslcd Villegas at the home ol his mother In Crystal City, Texas, lo where he had fled Immediately following the slaying. They announced he confessed lo Ihc crime and returned him lo Chicago where murder charges were filed R week ago by the Cook Counly Grand Jury. One of len davighlers and sons, Mrs. V'llcgas' four sisters mid five brothers arc: Mrs. Joe Hudson of Benicn, Calif., Miss Geraldlhe Alexander and Era Kathy Alexander who live at home, Mrs. Lloyd Watkins of Stlllwell, Okla., Robert Al- pxnnricr Jr., of the Army now in England, William, John Thomas, David and Shirley Paul Alexander, who live at home. Funeral ritos will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday nl the ccmelcry following srrlval of Ihe body this afternoon from Chicago, to where it was returned for an Inquest held Thursday. Cobb Funeral Home.mill be in charge. < , v 1 ^ z\ In the northern flank of; the former boiichheiul, TJjorc the aermaiis'havfl Inkun up now iwsltlons near Apillla, •'robiibly ns.n. prelude (p a wlth- Irawal lo now mountain defenses In ho Allmn'hills. .:Tho Ocriunn controlled Vichy rn- cllo Inshls there won't bo any battle for Homo, tliiit tha Nazis will abandon Ihc Elcrnal City nnd' fall back, lo a set of defenses norlh of Iho lltiliun capital. Meanwhile, us Iho Nazis fall back south of Rome,. Allied planes nre keeping llioih under corislant at- ' lack, llombs and machine gnu bul- I«U me lipping up ronils of re. t real, •» IIH Nav.l molor vehicles Iho prime Inrgci-s. Railroad Hues and bridges . are being attacked. Yesterday Allied warship's eUcctlvcly ahcllcil Na/1 positions north of An- r.lo. Against n' background of Allied land, air and naval blows, King OuoiBe lQilay,scnl his congratulations lo the, Allied command-In It- aly:6h"whnt he,called "Ihc'notable > successes'^ being achieved In exceptionally liiird action. Fllfri rtcaln Over Germany • Over Hi westei n Europe, • abolit '2000 American planes battered southwestern Germany and the Al- suce-Loi nine areas today. One thousand Flying Fortresses' and Liberator heavy bombers, accompanied" by as^imny fighters, hi't tho mil yards at Ludwlgslmfcn. Matmhelm nnd Karlsruhe in'.'tho niilneliuiil, at 'Saarbrucken lo .Ihe west, and plane engine repair factories al'ptrcisbourg nnd near Metz In AlsaCol' German broadcasts described tlio attacks on Karlsruhe and Mannheim as terror raids—tin Indication that they we ire heavy and effective. Last night n, A. F. Mosquito Iwinlicrs attacked Ufilwlgs- hnfcn niirl Aachen. "'' '-. Incidentally, the spokesman. for General Eisenhower's headquarters loday broadcast the fourth operation instructions to the waiting European underground army. •.','•.'.'.• Al General Eisenhower's request the spokesman repeated the.warn- ing against premature Ill-limed notion, and assured the palrlol fighters ,that the time will come when the armed forces will attack Ihe 'Germans in the west. New Red Drive Claimed. As for developments lu eastern Europe: .'. The Nazi-controlled Vichy radio says n big, Russian offensive began today. The broadcast gave no details, The.latest German communi- que mentions only local actions on the eastern front. And the Russian coniimmlqiKB have nothing to say of any major Red army drive. The official German news agency says Nazi spcedbpaU sank ono Russian patrol ship—and probably two others—in the Gulf of Flnlarid Thursday night. It located the action as near the Island of Seskaer —"far. to the east of the advanced Soviet island base of Lavansaari," This is thought to .be'the'first time the Germans have admitted • lhat Lavansaari—65 miles west of Kron-- sladl—Is in Russian hands. New York Stocks A T & T ' 160 1- Amer Tobacco 643- Anatonda Copper ..>. 26 Beth Steel ..;... 575 Chrysler . 86 l Coca Cola Its 1 Gen Electric 36 1 Gen Motors 60 Montgomery Ward 45 N Y Central 17 3 Int Harvester 741 North Am Aviation 73 Republic Steel 16 5 Radio , 9] Socohy Y&cuum 13 1 Studebakcr .• 16 1 Standard of N J 56 1 Texas Corp 48 3 Packard . ,.,', 4 1 U S Steel ................ 51 1 Weather ARKANSAS—Scattered thundershowers {ills nfteraoon, Icnlght and : Sunday, '/i : , i

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