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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND 8OUTIUJAST MISSOURI VOL. XLI—NO. 292 Blythevllle Daily New* Blythevllfc Herald Blythevffls Courier Mississippi Valley Leader HLYTllKVILLM, ARKANSAS, WKDNKSUAY, KIOHRUAUY 28, l!Mf> SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS I). S. FIRST ARMY 7 MILES FROM COLOGNE Goal of $4000 To Obtain Home Almost Reached Family of War Hero Assured Permanent Home For Future The goal of those wanting to raise $4000 to buy a home for the family of a Blylheville soldier wlio dictl In Luxembourg seemed near today as gifts continued to be received for the Privett Memorial Fund. With only a few hundred dollars needed for tlic original goal, persons planning to contribute were asked lo send in gifts immediately £0 that plans could be made to buy a house now, if possible with the money on hand. Largest Individual contributor to Ihe memorial fund so far is H. S Harris, who gave $50 for the R. S Harris Mule Barn. "Happy to do it. I think we ought to raise more than $-1000 though so tlie town could give her a house va could all be proud of," he said "I also think we ought to iurnish tlie house if possible," he added The fund had received gifts fron nine states today with Sergt Crarlcs D. Ellis of Pope Field, For Bragg. N. C., sending a gift of $2 Proud of Home Town With the gift was a letter whicl read in part: "I knew Mr. and Mrs papers for the Courier News thc> papers fo the Couicr News the; were one of my best subscriber. 11 ... I am very proud of my town Bfythevlllej ; the townspeople tin Courier News, Mr. Jodie Nabers am every one connected with startin; a memorial fund for this soldier' family." One of the most interesting con tributors was a man who walke In Jodie Nabers' grocery and gav him $5 for the fund. "I would ^kc to give somethin to this fund but please don't us my name hi the paper. I came t the United States from Gehnar In 193l^r.d my reUtivM tl&r?. pro ably would suffer if it was known I helped the family of an American soldier. But I am proud lo be here and to help a little." ... so the gift is acknowledged and the name unknown. Gives For Son Overseas* In sending $25 for his son, Capt. Jack Finlcy Robinson now overseas, and $10 for himself, Dr. F. A. Robinson wrote in part: "I know (hat Jack will be glad to give this contribution for his whole life is to help those, who through life's tragedies; are unable to help themselves. We extend our deepest sympathies to Mrs. Privctl and children and may Go ( | put f:ir distant Ihe day when such another calamity befalls our good women and children." "We belli knew and liked Jake Privctl," wrote Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Cunningham in fending (heir gift of $10 "lo help get a home for his family." When Mr. and Mrs. II. G. Mc- Haffcy sent a gift of $10 they wrote in part: "May I say 'The spirit that originated and is supporting thk Memorial for the Privett family is going to w : in this war and secure a peace that will make this a better American for the many war-made widows nnd the thousand? of war-made fatherless children lo live in." Former Residents Give From Hopkinsvillc, Ky., came a check for $5 from Mr. and Mrs J. Nick Thomas, formerly of Bly- Ihcvillc, who wrote: "I want to commend you for starling Ihe list of subscribers for tlie cause.' Mrs. Mildred Rusk is continuing her collection of gifts from those who chance her way at C. L Na- bcrs' Grocery. In addition to R. S. Harris' $50 donation which she turned in, she also collected $5 from J. W. Sykcs and his son. Gene Sykcs of the Air Corps now at Waco, Texas, $5 fron Mrs. W. B. Carroll. The sum of $60.13. collected a New Liberty Baptist Church by Ihi pastor. Ihe Rev. L. G. Miller, wa: turned In by Mrs. Rusk. Mrs. George L. Beck of New Madrid, Mo., wrote: "I heard Ih broadcast . . . please give th Privett family my best regards •May God bless them all.*" Sii sent a $2 money order. In sending a gift of $2 to "Doc Dean, J. B. Harrell of Cardwell, Mo wrote "I heard you over thc-radi and although I don't know thci I have known you for a long lim and kiiwo yoir wouldn't he askin for something If they didn't need it Other gifts received include from Mr. aii(j Mrs. W. C. Buchan an: $10 each from C. Modinger fo the Texaco Companjf here; Mr Mary B. Wilson of Canitliersvili Mo..'In honor of her son. clarenc U Wilson overseas; Mi?s Whltsttt Shop. "We are happy to have a sma part in this worthy cause," wrol Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Edds in send ing their gift of $10. Sends SM Check The Flower Shop, in sending gift of $25. enclosed a note froi Mrs. J. M. Williams who wrote "W arc glad Indeed to contribute such a worthy cause." Mrs. Paul Lawercnce, in sendii her gift of $1 for her husband ovc .'cas, wrote "Wishing the family tl best of everything in time of sorrow, Roosevelt Will G/'ye Congress Report On Crimean Conference WASHINGTON, Keb. 28 (U.I'.)—The American people l KG I M first hand ill-count, of Hie Crimean conference m President Roosevelt tomorrow . Mr. Kooscvclt. is home from his U,000 mile lour lie las helped lay I lie cornerstone for world peace. He now yill fulfill his obligation us representative of the United Stales by K\VWK the nation a personal description of the momentous meeting' and the Big Three blueprint for the uturc. Tlie chief executive already has « given press association corrcspon- ients a brief outline of some of the nost important points discussed at Yalta, points which lie undoubtedly will bring up when he sneaks bc- "orc Congress at 12:30 (EWT) linu> omorrow. All radio networks will broadcast the address. As the sleek presidential cruiser slcamcd home from Algiers the President summoned tlic handful of correspondents alward his ship ind spoke with them for almost an :iour. Mr. Roosevelt, was in a good inood, he was rested from the rigors of the almost incessant meetings and discussions, tanned, and jubi- lanl over the success of tlie Crimean talks. As li!s ship nenrcd the American const, lie turned from general con- Slate Surveys Damage By Ice Telephone and Light Lines Reported Down In Many Sections LITTLE ROCK, Feb. 28 (U.P.) — Northern Arkansas and many sections of Central Arkansas were virtually "digging out" from under versation points. to emphasi/x! these six The President said lie looks forward to a time after the war when nrmumenl of all nations, including the United Slates, England, Russia, China and France, will be cut '.lowi Would Reform Enemies He explained that Germany .ind Japan should at some time be included in the assembly of nations, but only after they both have showi a sharp trend away from militarism. And that, said Mr. Roosevelt, mr. 1 / take more than 50 years to prove. Until such time as the United Nations are convinced that Germany and Japan are no longer menaces to peace they should be krpl under constant watch. As the President pill it, the United Nation? should see that they arc utterly incapable of urmlng or preparing foi v;ar in nny manner. Then, Mr. Roosevelt told tiie correspondents-that a 'plan of Ameri- a heavy layer of this • morning. n-Hti3&ian-Enjj!lsh occupalioiv of ermany has been worked out. But e added lliat It, is an old plan, and 11 have to be changed as soon ns ance enters the discussions. As ings stand nod Russia will take e eastern part of the Reich, Bri- in the northern and northeastern ea, and the United States the utherii and southeastern /.one, in- nding a supply corridor to the sea Bremen. Mr. Roosevelt's next point con- N-ncd the war in the Pacific. He ade it quite clear that the Big lirec meeting did nol involve the acific. : The sixth and last statement from ic President is aimed straiglil at ic homefronl. He emphasized that i his mind the people of the Unil- I States, particularly in the fucc European successes, loo often low hot and cold about the war ir le Pacific. The actual fact, he says, Ls that, ven when Germany is defeated e face a long hard war in the acific. a facl which the President, lid needs particular emphasis fn merican Industry. Thai is a. sum-up of Mr. Roosc- elt's impressions after H.ooo miles f traveling, meetings with leaders f five countries, and endless hours f conferences. lie slept in a former czar's becl- oom. dined in llic czar's billiard oom, celebrated at sumptuous dln- icrs of caviar, vodka, meat and ish courses and varied desserts. He dined privately wilii Prime (Sinister Churchill and Premier ilaiin. drinking toasUi of vodka, lo he United Nalions. He sat on the deck of a deslroyer conference wllh an Arabian king surrounded by Icnls and nigs and even a herd of sheep penned icar the rail. Closely Protected Bui no mailer where he went. Ihe Presidenl was closely guarded by secret agents, and American war nlghl. At only one point is his life cnown to have been endangered. When the Presidential ship was caving Ihe Mediterranean Ihe ilarm went out thai submarines were nearby. General quarters was sounded. Alerts scanned the sea. Tlie big cruiser pul on 10 extra knots of speed, and steamed out of the Mediterranean, sweeping pasl Gibraltar in daylight. When the next Big Three mcct- ng will be is anyone's guess. Bui two British news agencies have put out almost identical reports today that President Roosevelt plaivs lo vkit London In the Spring or early Summer. However, though these dispatches hint thai they may have been inspired officially, there Ls no " ' official And the President would not give any indications of any plan lo visit London. snow and Ice Mnny communications llnu ,._„. still down nnd highway traffic nt a .standstill In many sections ns n result of yeslerday':; Ice storm which ripped Into Arkansas following spring-like weather. The Highway Department warned that motorists traveling from Fort Smith nnd nussclMlle norlli nnd east ns far as Batcsville should use lire chains because of ice- coated highways and roads. Several highways are closed because of rising rivers, streams nnd lakes, fed by nearly 3G hours of heavy rainfnll and sleet. In Litlle Hock, Brig. Gen. II. L. McAIIstcr. commander of llic Arkansas Slate Guard, is making plans to evacuate refugees from flooded areas if necessary. Hundreds of telephone nnd light ivlrc.s still were down in Little Rock .this morning. _,.,. _, District Manager R.;E. Ritchie of the VArkansas "—--' JL - j '•*•'•> • lompan'y says celved reports of wires being down in the. area, ircws of linemen from southern Arkansas have been called into the Little Rock area to aid in restoring service. Officials of tlic Southwestern Bell _Telcphone Company says that Big Lake Land Inside Levees Is Under Water Flood Situation Not Serious At This Time But Stage Is Watched With the water rising til Big Lake bridge, 12 miles west of Uly- Ilievlllc, farm land Inside Ihe levees was inundated and the small number of families living Inside the protective bank preparing for another high water sclgc. of which they are mosl familiar. The gauge at the bridge rea ( | 12,3 tills morning for a rise of ,2 during the pnsl 24 hours and although tills Is above flood stage, It Is not considered dangerous. It Is predicted lluil the crest will be reached al approximately 15.6 feet nt the bridge, which will be'the same crest reached last April when llic high waler wns later in the Spring. Several thousand acres of lam Inside the levees ot tlie Big Lake- section now arc under water but because the high water Is more than a month earlier Ihls year thai In 1314, It Is expected the writer wIL » gone In time to plnnt a crop Ihls of the families who fanr Ills land live outside Ihe levee but Power-' -khd Ktlght his oftW&iiisKJr£t ' of 475 long distance lines leading from Little Roek, only 130 were in service last night. Little Roek was practically isolated from Fort Smith. Pine Bluff and Memphis. Telegraph lines in all sections of the state were down. However, a bright sun greclct Little Rock residents this morn ing. And ice slnrtcd lo melt Iron wires and trees. small number live in houses erect- id on stills', becnusc of the [rcci- icm.hlgh water in the area 1m- nediatcly adjacent to the lake nm Jltle River. Moderate to heavy rains ulong .lie upper St. Francis basin with, .n (he past 3G hours have caused .lie latest rise, it wns said. Wliile all precautions arc ta'kci ifcoiil such rises, no grcal danger s anticipated as when excessive flooding uf land occurs, II was pointed out. [ameras Reveal Work Of B-29s In Tokyo Attack 240 Blocks Wrecked; Big Railway Station Also Knocked Out WASHINGTON. Feb. '2$ (U.P.).- American U-29s dealt a U'liliic \v to Japan's Interior communications In lust Sunday's .saturation raid. First, examination 'Of reconnals-, sauce photographs showed Unit blocks In the Industrial hcnrl of the capital were reduced lo rubble. Now, further examination of the pictures hus revealod Uml the Supcrfort.s also apparently knocked out one of Tokyo's three largest, railway stations and freight yards. The photographs show thai Ihe fires .started l>y over n thousand tons of demolition bombs swept across the- big Uono railway station, a station Hint handles, or more accurately, did Imndlc more tlmn 300 elevated (rain's dally. And there'll be no respite for the Japanese. Heel Admlrnl Chester Nimitv. whose carrier planes smashed al Tokyo and other Industrial targets just before the big B-29 blow, .snys the Navy pin UK t Sergeant Pierce Of Micola Dies Fighting Nazis Herp.1. Hull PleiTiV of Slccli'. Mo., was killed In action In Di'lgtuin. Jan. II, Ihe Wnr Department has informed his imreuUi, Mr, and Mrs. If. Pierce, Si 1 .', of Micola, Mo. lie wns serving wllh Ihe Infantry. ijiTKtianl Pierce, better known lo nil who knew him us "Red", left with llic National Ciuai'd, Co. A, In in-ll Sergeant Pierre is survived by Ills pnrenls, seven brothers, Pvl. Jnc Pierce. Ft. Knox, Ky,, Pvl. J. H. Pierce Jr. in Ihe Philippines. Corp. Howard Pierce on Salpnn, Frank, Harold, Donald and Jerry Plevce all ill home; four sisters. Mrs. Klslo Uorr, Marie, Lavurno and Shelby Jean Pierce, lit home. to slep in) its carrier strikes Social Security Speaks against Japan's Inner defenses, to Intensify its attacks on the Japanese- main Islands until' Iho tv einy's capacity Lo flghl is completely gone. •Admiral Nlmit/. made 'Ills statement in answer, lo a letter from .Chinese Generalissimo Chiang Knl I slick congratulating the Americans on their "brilliant scries of recent navn! victories." And Clilnng's war minister, General Clicn Chlng. 1ms 'assured Admiral Nimitx that the Chinese are going lo do Ihcir part in bringing about Ihe defeat of Jnpan. pp five liny, strategic Island of Lieut. Dunavant Killed In Action Mrs. Orr's Brother Dies Fighting Naris On Western Front Lieut. Henry Clay Unnnvnnl, 30, brother of Mv.s, Wllllnm On and son of the laic' Dr. Buford Dunavant of Chccola and Memphb, wi killed In nellon Jan. M In Uelglin: Mr. and Mrs. Orr relumed ycs- lerday from Dcllwood, N. C., where they wenl to lie. wllh Mrs. OrrV mother, Immediately ailcr recclv IIIR the news, Feb. 10, Reared In Memphis, Llcutcnaii Dimnvnnt, spent much of ills child. hood in Osccola parenl.s, the late wllh Ills Dr. nnd Mrs. $7500 Fund Approved For Manila Park LITTLE ROCK. Feb. 28 (U.IO — Governor I,ancy today Ls expected to sign a bill approprialing $1500 for the improvement of Ihe Herman DnvLs Memorial Park in Man- Describcs Benefits Under U. S. Program At Lions Meeting The Social Security program is designed to provide financial assistance for those who, through' old age or deatli of Ihu famllj- "brcndwinner", nrc unable lo help themselves, Roy Grove of Jones- Ijoro told members of tlic Lions Club here yeslerday at, their weekly mccliiiB al Hotel Noble. Mr. Grave. Social Security rcn- rescnlntive for Ihls district, emphasized Hie necessity of employers keeping accurate records ol •age earnings of those working nder them since these records ipon which the lax. Is collected n-ovide I he basis for sclllcmenL of cncfit claims. 'Hie speaker gave as Illustration >f Die value of the program the letalls of several cases where bc- cavcd families' had been enabled o continue as living family unils lirough assistance provided under ,m*rliig out*small g~a!ns r Uli bit- let •«j*4r costly righllnir.. ' \ Three Marine units have straightened out. lliclr battle lines on the general plateau ol Iwo nnd arc gelling ready for gcncrnl as- sanll on Japanese positions on tile northern half of the Island. C. Dimnvnnt. with a Piiralroo] lufnnlry Division In Ihe pnsl 1 months ho had seen nellon li Norlh Africa.. Italy Sicily, I'Yaiicc Holland, Germany and Belgian' after having nlso been slallonci In Finland. Memorial services were held a SI. John's Catholic Church n Wnynesvllle. N. O., wlilcli Mi* and Mrs.'Orr attended, iiloiig with his mother,' Mrs. C'rews Maody; his brother, Leonard Dunnviml, nlso of Dcllwood; his .wife and two-year- old daughter, Linda, of Canton, N. C., also ' other relatives and friends, last . I'AIUS, !'>!). 28 (U.I'.)-—American"doughboys m-c li(,'ht- ng Die hist .seven miles on the rond Lo Cologne this after- luon. ; ' . • '• Behiiul them lien tlic ICrfl river, Die only important, iiitiintl Iwrrier between thn Inilk of the American First Winy nnd the Rhine. General Hodges' men hurdled that •iver at two pluees last night and today arc pushing cas lirmiKh n m,r/,o pf German miiie(kldH and tank traps. Tlie Nimis tried to stop the cro.ssinfr with small nrnw ire from hilts overlooking Ihn Krft, But the pace-selling lO'l i Divmion, General Terry Allen's Timbcnvolvcs, .storm- ad the hills, broke up the Nu/l formations und now arc. heading lownril Cologne. 'Hie doughboys are running into stubborn acrmnn reslsliuice and a vlcte battle Is reported In llitf oulnasli of Cologne,.However' froiit dispatches say only, suicidal Nn?.l rear guard units nrc manning the dclonse.s' before Cologne. The bulk of the Nazis nro reported fleeing In disorder over the Rrlne. Above the -First Army hundreds of Ninth Army lanta nre spilling into Iho Industrial Ruhr through Ice Interrupts Power Service Other Damage Done As Freakish Weather Hits Blythovillc A wide' hole In German defenses, General Simpson's men have swept The elinngcable Arkansas weather "fund llic factory city of Mucn- iln. Ark. The measure calls for the repairing of buildings in the park and the sanding of the monument in ionor of Davis, a hero of tlie First World War. The bill was introduced n the House by Representative Gene Flecman of Mississippi County. Draft Board Sends Eight For Induction Urafl Board "A" sent eight men yesterday to Cnmp Robinson, Ark., for induction into llic armed forces. Included among llic men were M. C. Cooke Jr.. .James E. Rhodes, Paul P. Holloman, Troy B. Myrick, Virgic S. Howe, Travis \'. Marshall, Donald R. Long alid Jnincs L. Tnpp. This group had previously passed prcindiictlon examinations. "Insurance pro- he government Sram." Following Ihe lalk, he answered number of questions by members of the club concerning the gram. pro- . Lcnora R. Dillord Dies At Asheville, N. C. LUXORA," Ark.,. Feb. 28—Mrs Lenora Richards Dillard of Ashc- ville, N. C. died Monday there, relatives here have been notified. Sister of Mrs. William Wood nml Dave Richards of Luxora, she was reared here but had lived in Aslic- vilic a number of years. Her parents were the laic Dr. and Mrs. R. R Richards, pioneer residents of thn county. She Ls also survived by her husband, Wililam Dillard, and two son^ of Asheville, and two other sisters Ivlrs. Walter Duncan of Carulhcrs ville, Mo., and another sisler ii California. Funeral services and burial was Operations have been shut down In Also on the program was Jitn- nie Sanders. Kiwnnis club meni- jer. who made an appeal to the lilons for their moral and financial bucking in the Red Cross Wnr Fund drive. Mr. Sanders outlined various phases of Red Cross serv- ' :e. Besides Mr. Grove and Mr. Ganders, guests included Chancellor E, L. Westbrnokc Jr. of Joncsboro nnd Fred H. Stevens, who is moving to Blythevillc from ' St. Joe, Ind., and who Is transferring his Lions Club membership from that city. Services To Be Held Here For Mrs. Smothermon Funeral services will be held lo- morrow afternoon for Mrs. Helen Finklca Sinolhcrmon. wife of Thomas Smolhermon, who died yesterday morning nt her home near Slkratoii, Mo. She wns 21. Tlic Rev. D. O. Hlnemnn, paslor of promised Land-Yarbro Mcllio- di.sl churches, will conduct the service al Cobb Funeral Home. 2 o'clock, wllh burial nl Elmwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Worth Godwin, Wcs Gay, Fred Bean, Sam Godwin, Joe Hill and Charles Smolher- mon. Mrs. Smothermon, reared at Ar- morcl where born, had lived near Sikeston for four years. War Fund Drive Ready To Open Chickasawba District Given $35,900 Quota; Leaders Announced Tomorrow morning will mark tlie opening of the IB-IS American Red Cross rnr rund drive, wllh CJilck- asawba- Dlstiicl's quota lo he raised during Ihe month's campaign, set nl M5,!WO. James Mill Jr., ngiiln is serving operated "as usual" today with tlie sun shining brightly nnd Ihu Icin- pcraUirc rising rapidly nl 12 .o'clock when mi accouiil ot yeslerday nnd last nliihl's Ico.'damrigc was starlcd but nl I p.m.,'there were signs ol more rain In Hie overcast sky. On the surface, most of the damage appeared lo be lo power lines but whether (he large amount of cotton left In tlm field will stand the latest siege of damaging weather wns undcionnlncd today. This damage may fur exceed In money Unit of'llie several thousands dollars worth'to Arkansas-Missouri Power Company properly, daimmo o llic telephone company lines nntl llic- -telegraph compiuiy lines, IIR with damage to Ircus, shrubs ind Hovers. While people here were complnln- ii|'. of llic Inconvenience of Icmpo- 'iiry power, light and telephone trouble, along with Im/ardous highways streels, and walks, ollicrs were lilnklng of weather conditions in Kuiopu where service men are llghl- ini; 111 similar type weather. Most, dnninge done? to power lines was nol by llic mill free/dug into ice, but by limbs nnd Irers fulling on Ilicm, II was nnnomiucd today by .(nines 11111 Jr., president of the power company. Damage wns confined In several llnrs in Hlylhuvlllc. nl Luxorn, where there was more'trouble, at llic Missouri sintp lino, ill Ynrbro. and east lo Barflcld. he said. Crews were working rapidly today nnd It wns expected power would be available throughout Ihe system by Inli: lodny, lie said. Currenl was olf in some parts of tlie city Insl night and this tnornlng,^^ Tlic telephone company's office Workers Strike At Little Rock Cooperage Plant LITTLE ROCK, Feb. 28. (UP) at Asheville. direct confirmation from sources. May. July Weather ARKANSAS: Partly cloudy this afternoon. Fair and continued cold. Thursday fair and warmer. N. 0. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. 2193 2203 2176 2114 2107 2198 2205 2178 2120 211?. 2197 2203 2175 2114 2107 2198 2108 2205 2203 2178 2176 2118 211! 2111 2109 Chicago Rye open high low close pr.cl. 113 111'-; 112 in 1 ,; no noz no N. Y. Stocks T & T 163 3-8 Amer Tobacco 725-8 Anaconda Copper 337-8 Belli Steel 74 Chrysler 102 Coca Cola 136 3-4 Gen Electric 42 1-2 Gen Motors 677-8 Montgomery Ward 55 N Y Central 241-2 Inl Harvester 80 1-: Republic Steel 221-4 •> Little Rock cooperage following n walk-out by some 50 employes. Officials of the Hudson and Dug- fier Company of Arkansas say HIE workers walked out, late last night n prole.sl lo the management's rc- 'nsal lo fire a negro worker who 'iad not paid his union dues. Tlie cooperage manufactures barrels, boxes and other wooden containers. Although many of the products arc purchased for use by llic armed forces, a company st>okcs- man says the firm has no government contracts. Studebakcr 24 1-2 Standard of N J 60 5-8 Texas Corp 04 3- New York Cotton open high low close pr.cl. Mar. . 2215 2220 2215 2219 2214 May , 2208 2209 2205 2209 2205 July . 2177 2178 2174 2178 2H7 Oct. . 2116 2110 2113 2111 2115 Dec. . 2109 2112 210C 2103 2108 Wounded Infantryman Is Returned By Plane TYLER, Mo., Feb. 28-Pal FiU- mauricc of Tyler, Mo., 19-year-old Infantryman, was wounded laic in January while fighting In Germany, the War Department has informed his falhcr. W. J. Filzninuricc. He lost a leg after having already been Injured in action twice before. He arrived in New York Monday by plane, and will undergo treatment In a hospital In the United states. Name of Ihe hospital has not been announced. Blythcvillc Soldiers Wounded In Europe Two more lilyllievlllc soldiers have been wounded In Ihe European area, the War Department has announced. They arc: Staff Scrgt. William R. Van Ar.sdalc, husband of Mrs. Gladys E. Van Arsdalc. and Pvt. Claiidie Crone, son of Mrs. Orthc V. Crone. ar. Wnr Fund chnirninn for the district, with L. S. BenlMi as co- chalrman, Paul Pryor has beer named n.i Blythcvlllc clinirmnn with Noble Gill serving ns chnlr- mnn of outlying communities In tlic district. Mr. Gill today announced his community clinirmnn nnd their quoins as follows: Frnnk I. Hoc, Rocky, $215; Bob Brynnl. Lee Bcnrdcn and J. J. Iloyl Jr., Leachville. $'2,000; Jeff Ranis, Box Elder, $150; C. E. Caglc and Oscar Moore, Boynton, $135; Nolin Boltingcr. Shady Grove nnd Redman, $100; U. C. Wliilncy, Black Walcr, $180; Lon Malthcws, Brown .Spur, $125; C. W. Tiplon, Manila. $2,000; Mrs. Paul Selllcmirc, Wliistlcvillc, J210; M. F. BrownlCD Jr.. Dull, $1.450; J. F. Harris, , Lo-sl Cane, $600; Charles Rose, Rose-land, $225; Hays Sullivan, ISmdcllc. $450. Milton Bunch. Ynrbro. $450; Mrs. Billy Gr.ine.s, Mrs. Earl Simmons. Promised Land, $325; Chester Caldwcll, James Mlddlclon, Dogwood Ridge and New Liberty, $G30; E. A. Regenotd nnd B. L. Hair, Armorel, $540; T. R. Ivy. here said there was little damage locally hut morn damage wns rc- porled lo the long distance lines of Ibis section. II was expected tticsc repairs .GoMiell. \1llligan $lfiO: H. G. Ridge, $315; Endicotl. Charles Langston, Number Nine, $400; A. Rogers. Clear Lake. $200; Jim Jackson. Calumel, $150; j. c. Ellis Jr., Barflcld, $200; Clay Slalllngs Ren Darby, Recce, $125; Bob Storey. lone Oak. S150; Jlvck Richardson, Half Moon. $225; W H. Payne. Kkron, $100; I. A. Harrison, Forty and Eight. $250; George Cnssldy, Huffman, $275; Mrs. C. M Abbott. Hal Lake, $100; Andy Harshmami, Tomato. $100; Glfford, Pawlicen, $125. A. P Chicago Wheat May July open high low close pr.cl. 184' 156!! 163 '.<, 163% 163 ft 155V. 15551 155VI Lcachvillc Soldier Treated For Wounds Pfc. Erncsl T. Giles of l.ciich- vlllc Is recovering at LaGnrdc General Hospital, New Orleans, fron wounds received in llaly. During 28 months overseas. Pri vale Giles saw much combat duly In Africa, Sicily and llaly, prio' (o being wounded near Bologna Itflly. Private Giles' wife lives li Lcachvillc. would be completed by laic today liciKdr men aiso were al work on lie lelcgnipli lines, n number of which were "oul" last night an.l his morning. Regular service wns resumed nl 11:45 n.m. lodny. it was announced by H. E. Bracey, man- nger of Western Union Company here. niylhcvlllc presenlcd a fnlry-lnni scene Ibis morning with llic sin dnnclng on Ice-draped shrubs am limbs bending grnccfully loward flu round, but owners of dRinagcc Irces, shrubs and (lowers were nol so cntliusiaslic about Ihe beauty ol Hit scenes. Tlic campus of Iho three school on Chickasawba nvcnuc , lost, two more trees, one having been urf- rooted yesterday morning and another having been broken off near I lie ground. Similar damage was done throughout the clly with mosl lines down on Fifth si reel, it was said. Despite icy highways, :,<rccls and wnlks. no accidents have been reported. LUXORA. Ark„ Feb. 28.-Elcctric current went oil here yesterday morning. 11 o'clock, because of broken |K)wcr lines and had not been resumed nt noon today, due to damage because of ice. Telephone lines also were damaged, many trees broken and shrubs liproutcd. cheti-Glndbnch and are rolling over, tho Rhlneland plains toward'Dues-: : seldorf. '' ' ' Al Insl reports the tanks were' n dozen miles or less from Uuessel-';- dorf, still traveling nl high speed! A news blackout hns obscured the whorcnbotils of the tanks nl the moment, bill one correspondent snys t\icy nrc within shelling distance of Duesseldorf. And another .snys thc-y llircaLcn lo reach the Rljlnc before • thnt Ruhr clly In o mailer of hours. • Thousands Surrender Everywhere" German resistance Is crumbling. Prisoner of war ct>«e< arc overcrowded.-More than! 8000 Nnzis. surrendered .on lh.<; Western. Front ytsterclny, llie majority to Hie First' aiid Ninth Armies. ' The' Ruhr Valley, nlso Is threatened from the north, where the Cnnndlnn First Army has driven within 25 miles of n Junction with llio. Ninth.. Gcnernl Crcrnr's forces have knocked n five-mile hole in llic oi'llflcd German line guarding the luhr lo Ihe norlli. The Canadians., uive denned oul. (lie Insl Na/.i iroinj lie I6wj)5 . of Calcar nnd Udem, ind cleared n four-mile slrclch.jof lie Rhine's west .bank. V.' ; PnUori Enters Blllrarg On tho opposite wing ot llic jaltlc frohl,. General Paltoirs Third \rniy trdops hnvc entered the Nazi •nil .ccnleri of Bllburg, I(J miles from Trlor.v Keeping 'pace with the ground offensive,: 'American; nnd British planes hnvc teamed up in heavy illiicks oii'Naal rail and industrial targets In ^northwestern Germany. More; than 7 1100 American henvy bombers raided ralljyard.s nl Kas- sei and half n .dozen other transport hubs,' niid British Lancaster bombers marie n concentrated nl- Inck on a Benzol pin ill In the Ruhr. In nddllton, sonic 250 Mustang nud Thunderbolt planes of the Eighth Air Force were thrown into dive bombing and strafing missions over Germany. Reds Gain Headway On the Eastern Front, Ihe Russian drive toward tre Baltic Is gain- Ing speed. Berlin admits today the loss of the Important stronghold ot Ncuslettln, key point hi the Nnzl defenses of central P0n\ernnin. Sweeping past Hint base llic Russians nl lasV reports were 23 miles from the Balllc Sen In n drive that threatens to cut, off tens of thousands ot Nazi Iroops In northeastern Germany and Poland, and a CBC broadcast says advance Soviet patrols now are within sight of'the Baltic. Against this backdrop of defeat German Propaganda Minister Joseph Gocbbeis called on the nation o make a death stand against Hie Allied armies. Said Gocbbeis: "We would rather die than capitulate." Sfcc/e Man Wounded Pic. Benjamin C. Flood, son of Mrs. Zeimer R. Flood of Slcele, Mo,, has been European area, niciu has announced. wounded in the War Deparl- Flames Damage Truck A pickup truck was slightly damaged by fire Monday afternoon when flames broke out while Ihe motor was being repaired at Proctor and Wade Main street. Oarage on East Firemen made tho run at 5:15 p. m. State Senate Approves Flood Control Plans LITTLE ROCK, Feb. '28 itl.P.l A flood control program planned by the United States Engineers and authorized by Congress lor river basins In Arkansas has been Approved by the Arkansas Senate. Tlie Upper House adopted a concurrent resolution endorsing what il cnlls the "Democrnlic method of development, const rue lion and operation of the river basins projects by the Army Engineers." And vrcnl/ on record as being opposed to IKe creation of an Arkansas /valley Authority. ' Tlic resolution, Introduced by Senator W. B. Kelchersldc of Conway, urges Congress lo make sufficient firnd^ available to Armjf.f^v ginccrs lo construct and operate ful Ihe project'/ necessary to the I>;M> ned progrdm. "

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