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— TOE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER n» NnBTHKAR.,. ,„„ _ _„_ •*"***" ^ ^ * '^-^ ™ ' ^3 VOL. XLI—NO. 200 BlythevlllB Dally New Blythevllle Courier BlytherlU* Herald Mississippi VaUer Leader rARgAHBAa AND eOUHIKAOT MISBOUM 8INGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS BEWJNBUFFERS MIGHTY AIRlSSAULT TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Nazi Leaders Lay Plans For Guerrilla War By DAVID WEEKS Culled Vrcss Staff Wriler The Germans are fighting strange war that becomes stranger ns the Allies plunge deeper into Germany. nerlln is in critical clanger from the Russians, yet the Nazis open a counter-offensive, in lower Czechoslovakia, The western Allies arc driving toward Ihe Rhine, yet Ihe Germans keep 15 of Ihcir best divisions in northern Yugoslavia. Tlie German military program makes sense only from one stand- pint. Tlie Nazis seem to be making no drastic effort to prevent the Inevitable collapse of Germany. In* stead, they seem to be more intent on preparing now for what they hcp e will follow collapse. That Is powerful, organized guerrilla warfare waged from Ihe mountain counlry of Bavaria and Austria. Presumably, the die-hard Nazis hope to keep Germany and the rest of Europe in turmoil with guerrilla warfare, a long time after all other resistance ceases on the continenl. Keep AKmies In Yugoslavia There seems to be no other expiation of why the Germans arc trying so desperately to protect Vienna while Berlin i s so gravely threatened. And why they leave 15 crack divisions out of action in Yugoslavia when they need them BO badly on other fronts. ' Hitler, is still obsessed with the determination never to surrender And if he Is allowed to maintain his grip on the German army to the bitter end, he'll certainly lead what Is left of it into the mountains around his fortress castle at Berchtesgaden, ' The Germans themselves, perhaps, know better than anyone else now close they are to collapse Tlie army knows that from a mil- tars- standpoint, it is fighting a hand-to-mouth battle, sa to speak, lhat is, Ihe commanders hayc to do Ihe Best they can "with" what hey have today. German transportation aiirf war production have Been so thoroughly smashed up by pulverizing Allied nir assaults (hat the army never knows what new men or supplies will be available tomorrow. Germany is over ih e precipice, out is hanging onto n le cliff with her fingers while we , )aUcr nl the knuckles. Still, it h impossible to reckon in "ays or weeks how long the Germans will| be. able to nans on. Thev have Inn,., „•„ already far beyond he. expectation Of many military me,,. T hc v did it. because they were nlivnys able to give up some lerri- lory and always had a waler barrier to slop an Allied offensive NOW, thev ar c down to their last water barriers on bolh thc Eastern a lid Western fronts. Two Factors Important .,,"°; v n >'' cil longer lhc Germans »»1 be able lo hold on may de| be ah'r° I* 01 ?™' How lon!! thcv *'» be able to stand up under the in creasiHBly Powerful Allied air blows nil more concentrated territory and how Ion;; a W ill t . ikc Ulc Bl]SS , lo renew their offensive toward Berlin fro]11 thc Mcr n|v( ^ «™ a ™ Goal In Sight As Privett Fund Hits $3242 And Keeps Growing With ?32<I2.85 rociMved for Die I'rivott. Memorial Kinul a pmrh^o a home for the widow ami eight you,,-' chilZ oi i K. J. U Privett, 37-.vcnr-od al WM 111il " 0 ]t>f;iiil! T lulled Tribunal Holds Brief Session Decisions Are Handed Down In Eight Cases By Supreme Court LITTLE HOCK. Feb. 26 <U Pi- It took the Arkansas Supreme Court only four minutes lo pass final Judgment on eight cases- this morning. Supreme Court employes say that's the shortest session ever held by the high tribunal. Tlie court usually takes from 20 minutes lo three hours lo hand down its decisions. Tlie high court affirmed a seven- year sentence given n Negro and i one year penitentiary sentence mposed on a Fort Smith resident charged with receiving two stolen automobile tires. Thc Negro, Melvln Edwards, lost ills nppeal of the Columbia Circuit Sourft decision sentencing him to seven years on a charge of voluntary manslaughter. Edwards was convicted of killing E. D. Franklin on April 1G, 1944. The one year sentence given M j. Krokrlck of Port Smith by the Sebastian Circuit Court also was upheld by the Supreme Cou-t Kroknck was charged with buying two automobile tires stolen fron a car owned by Homer Todd las July. The Supreme Court also recelv cd the a.opeal of Sam Wassell Little Rock alderman anct unsuc cessful candidate for mayor in th recent city Democratic election Wniselljs appealing-a PulaskiiCir cult Court ruling which dismissei his suit against mayor-elect Dai T. S prick. The Liltlc Rack alderman ques lions the legality of more thai 118 votes cast for Spricfc in lb city primary. is being made of names will be are able to give drivi mieht. be c until it has power, .just a s oil; in them. Ordinarily, the chances are llic Red Army, afler beina halted B ' VC aL thc Ottcr Ri |1CCfCd to wail - «' accimnilated massive it has on all thc r , has cleni ' e " unrip G crm ' i »y '•' statsBcrfne now under thc tremendous weight of British and American air raids Moreover, the Red Army has c lei th "* bl EBMt supply line direct lo the Oder River front bv capturing POSC.I. or Poznan, ln Po | RI ^ attcsr a strong German garrison bad held out for a inonlh. 1 "c cnanccs are relativ. lhat Ihe Russians will be Ret this supply line into < in fairly short order may not bother to massive supplies at -th line. l.v good able to l«™liou Ihev Rivcr As soon as a steady-flow of supplies is assured,,, ihey may hop off on a new drive r jfor Berlin, without i^'f ,», ClCar " lc " Rnks or clim - inate the Nazi garrison in East Prussia, such a drive would be aimed at the quickest possible advantage of Nazi weakness on by thc air assaults. If it happens, the Baltic of Berlin may actually get underway before General Eisenhower gets the Western Front over the Rhine brought Livestock ST. LOUIS, Feb. 26 < U.P.I-Hogs 8,100. salable 8,500; top 1470- 160330 Lbs. 14.70; 150-160 Lbs. 145014.10; sows 13.95. Cattle 5.3EO, salable 4.5M; calves 1.000. all salable: mixed ycarliiiBs fchcifors 12-14.50; cow.? 10-1 ISO- canncrc and cutters 7.50-D.50; slaughter steers 10-16.75;' slaughter heifers 9.25-16; stockw and feeder stccre 8-11 Death Claims Manila Doctor Early Sunday MANILA, Ark., Feb. 2G.—Funeral services for Dr. Howard D. Robinson, head of Robinson Clinic here and physician and surgeon in Ibis section, will be held tomorrow afternoon at Manila Baptist Church. Thc 49-year-old veteran of World War I died Sunday morning in his sleep after having been stricken with a heart attack. Plans are being made for military rites by American Legion posts ol Blylheville and Manila, in which he long had been active. Dr. Robinson's death was- tiic fourth among brothers who died of heart attacks within three years. Stricken Saturday afternoon while at his clinic, he went home and his condition grew worse during the night. Born in Canton, Miss., son of a. former state congressman, Dr. Robinson joined Ihc Marine Corps at outbreak of World War I and sailed with the famed Fifth Division. He saw much action in several major offensives and was twice wounded. Active In veterans' affairs, he served as commander of thc Herman DAvis post at Manila, the first year of Its organization in 1027 and lead in thc movement when the hut was erected. Following the war, lie enrolled as a medical student at University of Tennessee, Memphis, from where he received his degree In medicine 16 years ago prior to coming to Manila 12 years ago. A well-known sportsman, he often participated in fox hunts having had a kennel of 30 fox hounds Iwo years ago. He also imported a bird dog from Germany for hunting and he also fished. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Arhnc Robinson of Manila; a son, Walter Robinson of Mizc Miss • a daughter, Miss Vivian Robinson'of Jackson, Miss... and four sisters Mrs. H. P. Bixley of Morriston, Miss., Mrs. Kale Prllchard of Wich- ila Falls. Miss., Mrs. Lucllc Young and Mrs. H. E. Green of Crystal Springs, Miss, Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. o. H. Rushing, paslor of Manila Baptist Church, wllh burial at Manila Cemetery. Howard Undertaking Company is In charge. New York Cotton %fnr. May July Oct. Dec. open . 2200 . 2204 . 2172 2114 , 3109 high 2212 2208 2177 2122 2H<5 low close pr.cl. 2207 2208 2205 2200 2204 2198 2169 2175 2172 2107 2111 2114 2101 2103 2106 as possible so plans could IK * formulated If the $4000 goal Is obtained, till: amount will | JC used f or purchase ol a modest home, front of whicl win be marked by a simple immc- Plale pointing <,ut this Is a memorial given by ,,„,,,]„ of (, l(s jecuoi, and other Interested persons ir honor of Hie father of eight children muter 13 yc a rs or a W ho flics ' VaVC )10 " ICS f0r ol!lcr fam - 'Hrst planned to keep Ihe money n H real estate decreased In price, Incrca- 1 " 0l "' Cd 0 " 1 prlccs " llly funds a validblc might "not" be xuf- ilcienl to purchase a house large enough for nine people. Properly Is Snuchl This hits prompted sponsors, of the movement to ask any onc having a house to sell for approxi- nia ely thus price lo scn d details of the house lo (he finitl, carc'ol Courier News, immediately, so lhat Plans can be made. A committee Is being appointed to decide when to bu v the hoi 12 «"d lo find the properly if purchase fe possible now. In the meantime, no dclalls can be worked out until al least $1000 more is secured, it Wils pointed oul 7nH- «T" II " UC lo bc ficl11 - lo Jodie Nabors. local grocer who originated (he movement; lo C L News'' 3 ' Groccry a '" 1 lu Courier A careful check ch gift antl all published as soon as page space Is available. From all walks of life-from rich and poor-service men and civll- lans-yomtfr a 'W old-have come gifts ranging from a few cents lo many dollars. A little girl, Grade Alton, who "Od.Jj cents to spend Saturday, decided she would give 25 cents lo the fund . . . M,.. and Mrs. Ncy Hunt, who have lost two sons in action and who«c only daughter- ..m-Iaw leaves soon for overseas-.service with the Re d cross, Bent Slu - . . Mrs. o. B. Boone, who has live sons In service, sent si- Mrs Allen Picknrd. who« c husband is •St < "} f, ° f tlghtln e lvllilc sllc attends to Iheir (grocery here S10 with tlicir best wishes ' John Decn, formerly of Blylheville sent $10 from Lake.Providence, la r,i ' j' R ' J ' Collicr . n persona fiend of "Jake" Privctt and who as a son overseas and anothci just home after 32 mouths indie Aleutians, brought in 510 among man y others. Others Contribute Included In s jft. s received were these: $10 each from E. If. Ford Marvin Nunn for Nunn Provision Company, Planters Hardware Com- ix 1 ». v . James Bark.srlale. who hns a brother in thc 'Navy Air Corps- t- M. Jaffee of Osccola. Day Amusement Company for Mason L><'iy Jr.. of the Navy, Mr. ni E ., E(Irts ' who have a son in lhc Navy "A Friend." J. j. Moore Jr., Family Shoe Slorc. Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Berry, Mr. ,ii 1(i Mrs Morris Zellncr. for Zcllncr Shoe 1. Rosenlhal. for Roscnthnl £>lorc; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bean, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Uingslon, Wie Brothers Cotton Company, f, lc . rll "8 Storc . J- J- Hargett, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Walpole for Wal- POle Eleclric Shop; George Ford, C. Blankenship, Hie John C. Mc- Hancv family, whose three sons arc in service; Mr. and Mrs E H Orook w ho have Iwo soas, Second r.v w. Crook and Second "m V. Crook, in serv- c. Gift's of 55 each from F. Simon, Bryant Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Drogdon, Max T. Logan, Ben M. White of Ihe Army and brolher, John w. White of tiio Navy, sent by their parents; 5. C. Owens for Robinson Drug Company, A. o. Hudson for Hudson Shop, R. D. Hughes. Roy Galncs. H. L. Byars, Mack Sucy Groccry, Welch Foster for FOS- •crs Liquor stores: W. R. Crawford, E. E. Ralcliff, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Lce Smith, Mr. and Mrs T Jeffries, G us Eberdt for Gate-' way Groccry; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Roscnthal. for New York Slorc: Miss Mary Elizabeth Balloue of Osccola^ j. M. Majors of Osccola, Nob e Capehart of stcelc, Mo., Jim England. Mrs. Laura Jarboc. "A nc-nci,' p. L. Doster, who has several cousins in service, on c of whom s a German prisoner of war- Mrs v. F. Burchett who has five nephews overseas; Yarbro Woman's Missionary Society. ^l c , nRcv ' Mitc hcli Houston turned n S3.60 collected at Slonc's Barber Shop; S3 each from Mr. and Mrs. Slecle, Ray McCarty. Frank Kesler of Canalou. Mo., "A Friend." Youth, 76, Is Killed While Cleaning Pistol CLARKSDALE, Mis,,., Feb. 26 ii ncril1 scrv ic« will be 'if! M ' W( ! ay for Rlcl ' a «' Tumln- llo the victim of a gun accident. lhc 16-year-old youth is re- wrtcd to have been cleaning n ilstol when It accidentally dh- hai-gcd and fatally wounded him His family, returning from a npyie last night, found his tody, till in an upright position in a hair. Nation Facing Another Strike Of Coal Miners 3 Federal Agencies Arc Given Warning By Union Leaders WASHINGTON, Kcb. 20 (U.P.) — John L. Lewis and his Unilci Mine Workers nave .served nollce lhal they soon may call a. new strike in (he nation's bituminous coal mines. The mine workers have-notified three federal agencies that ' consider a dispute exists wltli'thc operators. And this move -.sets- up machinery for Inking u strike, vote after a 30-clny "cooling off"-period. loday's action was ordered by unanimous vote of Die UMW wnt!C policy committee at thc open- Ing session of n Ihrcc-nay nieclliii,' In Washington. Tlie union starts' negotiations ihursday for a new two-year contract with .soft coal producers. Thc Dreseiit contract expires at liiid- 'ilKhl on March 31. .. IMcdRCs Ci)-0|icralinn Lewis himself says he will work' :iard to prevent any strikes Bui he adds; "We will work toward Ihe 'cnil nml for the purpose of procurlnit new basic wngc ngrccnicnl." ' Meanwhile, In Detroit, a full- scale str.lke already is In progress I lhc main Dodge pbtnl and production of lanks. B uns, rockels nit n-20 engines already has been mlted. Maintenance men and power- louse employes of Chrysler Corporation's Dodge main plant have swelled the ranks of strikers more than 13,000. Union officials nre meeting today wllh the War Labor Board to present their demands. And in Gary, Ind., if strike of tea employer.-; nl (he coke plant of Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corpora- lion Is threatening the city's entire' supply of cooking gas.' Gas Service Threatened Unless lhc strike ends wilhl few hours, a city official says ga supplies of lhc city's 130,000 rcsi dents will bc shut off completely. The only good news on Ihe strik front comes from Washlngloi when a strike on lhc Centra) o Georgia Railroad has been averted In Ihe nation's cnpltnl, the Wa Production Board has shown a ne\ and prying Interest in the nation', deferred workers. 'flic WPB stark today on a pro gram to determine -what industriii workers In the IS to W age Rroui arc so vital to war production ilia they ought lo have draft defcr- m en Is. The agency says its aim Is prevent the clrafltng of what (o Graphic Evidence of Bloody I wo Jima Bodies ol dead Marines sprawl In volcanic .-.ami before this .;,,,, pim ;(J , „, Woody lighting on Ihe Isle that ha, , 0;L i.^;, Ami . rlt . lin ,, llsm l m(ls . ' them ripped by .shrapnel, i,ro sciiUcrcd ncross (In Iwo Jima, I'ncks, clothing;, mind. tNEA Tclephoto.i evidence o musks, mntiy "vilai hard core" of wu calls Ihe workers. Meanwhile local draft boards arc- under orders to start inducting : s!?.eablc number of lhc million nm one half deferred men In the 3i to 33 age bracket. William H. Lucas Dies At Luxora Services Held Today For County Resident Who Died Saturday LUXORA, Ark., Feb. 26—Funeral services were to be held this afternoon for William H. Lucas, who died Saturday after an illness of H weeks. HC was 68. The Rev. Charles Lewis will conduct the services at the Mclhdisl church here and burial will be made at the Elmwood Cemetery I BlyllievHIe. A wel] known resident of Mississippi County, where he had spend all his life, he was born al Rosa and had lived hi Luxora W years. For 2S years he served as police- chief here. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ada Woods Lucas; two daughters. Mrs. Harry Stanford of Luxora and Mrs. Kenneth Vines of El Dornrto and four sons, Scott Lucas of Kll- ;orc. Texas, Eddie Lucas and Billy Lucas, both of lh c Army, and nob- crt Lucas of Luxora. Private Billy Lucas Is at home on furlough after having served I" he Saipan campaign, while sia- ionod in lhc Pacific for an extended lime. Among oilier relatives also here is Scott Luca?, formerly of Llixoni. Rites Held For Baby 'Hie infant son of Pfc. and Mre. C&nlcy Ingrain of Sikeston, Mo.. born Thursday night at Walls Hoc- Jilal and who <llcd Saturday, nornlng, was buried Sunday after- icon at Maple Grove Cemetery. The Rev. R, S. Baird, pastor of First Christian Church, conducted graveside service. Condillon of the mother today vas believed salisfactory. Cobb Funeral Home was l» charge. School Election Candidates File Coldwell and Crafton Seek Posts On Local Board Of Directors Names of candidates for election J school boards in Mississippi 'otinly nied with Philip .1. Deer, county .superintendent of public schools prior to thc Saturday iii B iiL leadline, include the following: C. IJ. Childress of Manila, School DIs- rlct No. 15. seeking reelection; Ilow- ird Perkins and Trigger Wall, bolb if Manila, School District No. 15, icw: w. C. Garrlgaii oJ Defl, School )IMrlct No.. 15, lor-.i-ctfecUo)): Ln- Roy Carter; of Leiiclivllfe' "Sclwot District 40, seeking reelection. Ed. Brown mid Newt Dimlgiin both of Mlllluan In School Dlslrlct H. with Mr. Drown seeking reelection and Mr. Duntgnn a new nominee; Eric W. Diivl-s of Dyess, School District 50, reelection; J. I,. Williams of Osceuln, School District 1 reelection. liosco GYiifloti and Chester Caldwoll both arc seeking election lo Hie, Illyllrcvlllc School fioard for the first time; J. H. Forrester of Whltlon. asking for reelection In School Dislricl ID; !•'. G. Lewis Is seeking a place at Lost Cane In Dis- lricl 52; J. II. Watts of Reiser and Dr. R. L. Johnson of Shawncc bolh arc asking for reelection In their respective districts, while C p Tompkin.s of DurdcUc lias filed for a place on Ihc County Hoard of Education. All nominations arc subject to the action of llic voters In llic statewide election lo be held on March 17. Marines Gradually Taking .„ From Stubborn Foe; Situation Described As Brighter Today CUAivi, Kol). 2li (U.IM-Ow u week njro H, P f merit «inio fiiim Iwo Island, -|'hc Miirinos lutvo. ciilny Iho olhci; hull of tlml fmiioiiK phntso cnn I Hu: siUmtion is w«|| in hand." of jvro Is | n -r ' -iiiva "The been Turner Infant Dies The daughter of Mr. and Jlr.s I-. B. Turner was dead al birth yesterday afternoon nl Blylheville Hospital. Tlie baby was lo have- named Vlckl Dale. Burial M..I.S- made this afternoon at Maple Grove Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Turner have two other daughters, May Elizabeth I Louise Woodard Turner. Condition of Mrs, Tinner today w.v believed satisfactory. Cobb Funeral Home wns In charge, Truck Collides With Tractor, Injuring One James Hall, 27, of Oosncll, was injured laic Saturday night when i plckiij) truck collided with a tr.-ic- lor on Highway 61 near Luxora. His left leg was broken above Ihc knee and he has laceralions. Rc- noved to Walls Hospital, his conation was not believed lo be serious. He was a passenger in llic truck which collided with thc tractor said o te unltRlUcd. The driver of thc truck cscaiml tijury but Ihe machine was badly lamagcd. Chicago Wheat Vf.1V July open 161'i 15511 high Iwo I64',i 1G3 155X l5V.'i clasc pr.cl. IKW 1G4'1 155 155?; N. Y. Stocks T 162 1-8 ... 723-4 A T 'Vmcr Tobacco naconda Copper icth Slccl ihryslcr 3cn Electric Gen Motors ...... 72 101 3-4 41 1-8 66 7-fl Montgomery Ward 54 7-8 N Y Central 23 5-ft nt Harvester 79 Vorth Am Aviation jo epubllo Steel 21 3.3 Almost, one half American hands. Thc urea wrcslcd 'Irom the Japanese includes some badly-needi-d hltih ground around Airllclil No a lying !:i '.ho center of thc Now, for llic first time, tlm Leathernecks will 'be able to lay doivn n cm-lain of lire on Iho Japs crowded nt Ihe northern uiid of Iwn Island Some 20,000 <!iicii|y troops were believed to | JO on FWO ivhen the leathernecks vvnrtcd ashore. Marine officers now estimate Unit Iho Japs are able lo musler jilxml 10,000 Iroop.s, If tlml n.ssuni|illaii Is correct some of the worst bullies air still to come. Describes Iliilllit One Biiiniei-y sergeant, fjarl M Hcacock of E] Ccntrn. Cnllf, Uiis nftcrnmin KIIVC 11 vivid picture! at what lhc battle for Iwo really menus. He (old United Press war correspondent Lisle Shoemaker, "This is Iwlcc ns l);i<l as Tiiruwa and Gimdl nlcnnal doc.sti'l even counl." And lleacock kiiown what he's .suyliiB. Ihu :il-yciir-old veteran wns on bolh Tarawa and Guadalcanal when thc going was the loiiBhcst ' Here's his slory: "| moved up wllh my oultil, ihe Firsl Hiitlaliwi 28lh llcijliiiciil., at noon of n-uay mid we foiiKhl the .Japs almost with our bare bunds. "We flushed them iil.mi: the west side of the beach Ihroiigh pllllwxes and undcrbnush. At nlglil we slootl up ill our foxholes on llic front lines and fought off the counterattacks with (jrciifide.s, bayonets nml knives." His desmpllw] of what nil ;ii c Marines cm fwn are Enlng IhroiiKh _ was erhord by Corp. Guy Llbnrii- ,. I tore of Manslleid, Muss. Used (JreiKulcs Only During llic .second night .-islmro when lhc Jnp-,- tried to sneak through thc lines, Libcratore say; he never fired his rifle once, bin, tossed grenade ntter grenade at lh= enemy, [lc saw a Marine; in the next hole wait until lhc .lap sneaked tip lo tlie top of ihf trench then leap up and pull Ihe .lap down "f heard (lie-.lap screaming liko mad for a minute." I.ibcraloro says "then all was riulct." Thai's what tire battle for Iwo' Island Is like, and will be for some time lo come. But once Uio tortrcs.s Is won we will hold an airhasc Just 7nO miles from Tokyo, the capital city now lying under a pall of black smoke marking thc llrcs set In yesterday's grand air assault. Thc .Japs, digging themselves out Irom under Ihc wreckage left by lhc 200 Supcrforts and 1000 carrier based planes, are keeping an anxtoiis watch lo the cast. I-'tctl .May He Wiiilinjr It's still anyone's guess whether Admiral Marc MlUchcr has withdrawn his hard-hilling, task force or whether his fleet Is circling off Iho .shores of Japan, waiting for another break in lhc weather. And the Japs know all too well lhal a grcal flight of Superfortress- es may come winging back from the Marianas al any lime. A victory was scored for Iho American air force by the tihinese loday. They recaptured the town of Sulch- iin, In western Klangsi province. It Is nt Stiiclnvan lhal thc Americans built a big air base.'only to lice when Ihe Japs swung around Ihe cily. Thousands of miles from China, at the oilier end of ihe far*flung' Pacific baltleline, Ihe fight for Manila Is rnelng to a close. Tlie Japs Curfew Orders To Be Enforced All Amusement Places Here Receive Warning To Close At Midnight Olllcers serving - under shcrlf Il.ilc .luck-son mid Police Chief wl! limn Hurrymiin Saturday m ;i<|R . lour of "nlsht spnfs" hi thb Illy- thcvillc area and warned operator of .such pluces timt they nuisl coin- lily wllh lh e midnight curfew rcou liilloiis which will become clfcc- llv'e throughout the nation lonluh nl 12 o'clock. tnslruclton.s for . enforcement o! me curfew were received Uxlny by .lames M. Cleveland, imm'n'cer of Ilia lucal office of lhc United Stales Employnicia Service, through whicl lhe War Manpower Commission will act to carry out thc plan of James I/. Byrnes, tiircclor of Wai Moblllznlion nn tl Reconversion, dc- slRtied to COIISDI-VC coul ami also t" ticlp alleviate manpower sbort- "Bf. burden upon transporlallon iitid oilier facilities. ['luces of entertainment uffcclci. by the mldnlfilu curfew Include the following types of eslabliihmenls whether public or private, night clubs, sporl clubs, theaters, dance halls, road hon«ra, saloons, bars, .shooting galleries, bowling halls bllliar (( and | )oo i establishments amusement parks, carnivals, circuses, coin-operated amusement device parlors. lc e skating rinks, rollei .staling rinks, amusement acllvllles nf yachthiK clubs, country clubs .•mil oilier clubs, dance schools and Bumbling establishments. Restaurants clislomarlly open all night for lhc purpose of serving food arc not affected by the midnight curfew insofar as serving food Is concerned. Mr. Cleveland and other local office managers were Instructed to obtain the assistance of the mayor or olhcr chief executives in municipalities and cities In ob- Ulnliig compliance with llic curfew order and to make arrangements for officers lo submit reports of violations to thc local office manager. Jerry Lce Conner Dies Jerry Lce Conner, onc-inontli-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lce Connor, died this morning at thc family home. 221 South Lilly. The baby was stricken 111 ycsler- day. Funeral services will bo held lo- morrow altcrnoon, 2;30 o'clock, at Ihc home of thc grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Fisher, same address. 'Hie Hcv. lia Bryce, pastor of Full Gospel TabcrnaclCi will conduct Die services with burial at Elmwood Ccmelcry. Holt Futicrnl Home Is in charge. have turned down a surrender ultimatum, they sniped ;il the Yanks even as loud-speakers were booming out the Icrms of Ihc truce. Now Ihc Americans arc moving in on Ihree big government biilldiniys which have been turned into for- Iresses. 2000-Aircraft Deliver Heavy Daylight Blow Yonks Are 1 13 Miles From Cologne Today; 17 From,Dusseldorf LONDON, Fcb, S8 <UP)~~A giant licet of American hcnvy bombers has rocked nerlln in the heaviest, daylight nlluck of Ihe wur, Almost 2000 • American , planes dumped 1200 tons of high explosive on Ihe German capital, ccnlcrlm; (he blow on Berlin's Ihree blu rail terminals, near the heart of Iho city. In addition, the air armada sprinkled Ihc Nazi capital with 500.000 Incendiary bombs. . . "• '" As more than 1200 bombers dumped their bombs on Berlin's vast network of railroads; • 700 escorting. ••. figment flew low over the city taking Us streets wllh machine Bim fire. Early .reports on the raid say It outweighed Ihe record dayllyhl i>.-' luck by more than 1000 American bombers on February 3rd, Nazi broadcasts call todays ns- sauuli a "terror attack"— a term the Cierrmans apply only to the heaviest bombimlmcnl.s. Niul Oil I'laiil Hit Jolnlntj In the daylight offensive "irain.il the Held), an RAF force of L-ancaslcr bombers has smashed at n synthi'dc oil |)lnnt In (he Industrial Ruhr. The British bolnbers nil. the Industrial city of Dortmund— directly cast of the advinc- . liifi Cmmdiaii Army. As for the jnixi lighting O n tlic wo.slcrn front, ,tli c Americans this afternoon arc 11 miles, and possibly less, from the bl? Rhincland Indn.s- trinl city of Cologne. 'Hie First aiid Ninth Armies, ad- vanclne almost lit will, have taken ii dozen more towns and extended their lines seven miles beyond Ihe Roer River. In their new. advances the' Americans have taken territory that overlooks the broad, Hat plains before ' .... , front ay Iho Amcrlcnns can see the spires of Cologne. Canadians Allack Above Ihc -First and Ninth Armies, the cnviatlton FJr.il. Army went' over to the offensive again ; this mornlnu behind n blistering iirtll-i cry barrage. The Canadians, aim-' liiB. for Ihc bojnb-blnstcd Indiistrlnl : uhr, moved nhend In galas of more' thun n inllo'ln Uic first few liotn-f Mil 1 !'/ 1 lnsfiault - TIl °S' Unvc'won a h II that ovwlooks Hie fortress (owii of Calcnr. >j ,i And tit the' southern end of '(fie front, General Pulton's Third Army -cl off what one cwrc.si/omlcnt calls a "buby blitv.krlcg." Sparked by the battle-wise Fourth Armored Division, nation's men Inivc driven seven miles deeper Into Mm. Moselle . Valley. Crossing llic Pruom River In two new places' Ihc Fourth Division alone has knifed wJUiln two tulles of UK: sizeable German road and supply center of Bilbiirg. The Third Army also has taken five Oeruinn toivns and captured great qu«n||tlcs of abandoned Ocr- niui iinns and ammunlllon Negro Is Slain In Pistol Duel Caruthersvillc Street Scene Of Gun Battle Over Gambling Debt CAItUTItEKSVILLE, Mo.,' Feb 26.—A gun battle between two ne- Sroes over a $6 gambling debt on ".inithcrsvllle's Mafn Street before loon Saturday threw the business ccllon inlo panic as revolver billets thudded into store fronts and ')rokc through plate glass windows. As a result of lhe running battle -hlch laslcd several minutes, "Big Ed" George of near Hayti Is dead nd Jimmy Franks Is In jail Tlie affray - was the aftoraistii 'f a negro dice game last Sunday ughl, according to authorities. soth negroes were said to have >ccn carrying igims for each other nice and met Saturday in front 1 lhe Western : Auto Store r.n:i ipcncd fire:: Frartks ran, dodging moils; passdrsby and automobiles, rossed the''street and ran into ?ogcrs Jewelry Slore, with George i close pursuit, firing as he ran. Inside the Jewelry store, Franks iiccecded in getting his gun from Is iMckcl, and returned the fire, ic first shot slriking a vital spot. Franks fired Iwo olher shots and corge died almost as he fell, just ulsidc the entrance of lhe jewelry lore. Weather ARKANSAS: Rain and cohkr. Breezing rain in northwest antl vlrcmc north portions In (he af- ernoon. Cloudy and colder. Rain southeast, feezing rain \ In or Ih east, Tuesday considerable- otidlness. Colder in ' extrciuc outh! Not wile, so'cold'in- r nfih it' "'•

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