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BLYTHEVIELE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF HOBTH1AST ARKANSAS AND 8OUTHKABT MISSOURI VOL. XLI-NO. 296 BlythevUle D»Uy News Blythevllle Courier Blythertll* Herald Mississippi Valley Leader HLYTHEVILLE,, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MARCH 5, 1915 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS YANKS DRIVE THROUGH COLOGNE STREETS TODAY'S WAU ANALYSIS Nazi Strategy Is Beginning To Backfire By DAVID WEEKS United Press Staff Writer The German Army is now fight- Ins; a liand-to-inouth win. From now on, the Nazis will he expending more equipment and material In battle than their war factories can replace. The Nazis have lost the output, of their greatest war manufacturing cities, Cologne,' Dusieldorf and Dulsburg. All are now (rent-line battlegrounds. Essen, home of the great Krupp )onations For Memorial Fund Continue Today Movement Is Praised By Many Residents Of Other States The Prlvett Memorial fund lo urchase a home for the family of Blythevllle soldier, who left eight oung children when he went to •a r and was killed In Luxembourg, as reached the total of $5740. Despite the fund being closed Munitions Works, is under the guns of American artillery as well as our air force. Coblenz. and Bonn Are in the path of advancing American armies. The chief centers of Germany's great Ruhr and Rhineland, the principal war production centers of the Nazi army are now virtually useless. The war of attrition is worked out. The Allies didn't want this kind of a war. General Eisenhowei would have preferred that the Germans stage a showdown batllc west of Ihe Rhine. He'd have preferred lhat, the Nazis risk everything on a single llirow of the dice. Quicker And Cheajier - It would have been quicker tha way, and less costly both to Ihe Germans and Ihe Aillies. But the Nazis chose the slow dragging out method of avoiding a single, climatic struggle. The; were fighting for time, not' vie tory. -• The Germans a.sked for a wa •of attrition, and they got It. With the arrival of the Ameri cans along the west bank of th '.Rhine,' 1 the attrltlonal stage ha reached its high point. The Germans still have some in dustrial areas farther inland cap able of'.turnihg out war goods. Bu ' -the'-factories'istlll .running, csnno keep up with the expenditure o ; suppl|cs at the front. Incidentally, this the secori' campaign of attrition that the Al lies have won. The first was the great battl of attrition against the Gernia air force. And It followed an al most identical pattern. When the Germans lost super iority in the air, they began con serving their planes. The Nazis a: force avoided battles. The Allie forced the : German .-air -force I batlle''..by hitting- their vital wa factories. It accomplished a double pui pose.. It not only cut into the ex. isting stoic of German planes, bi it knocked out the factories tha were building more. Finally,' th Germans were forced to sacrific the aircraft factories in order t preserve Ihe planes they alread had. And they sent their fis-htci up only al infrecpicnt interval But It was a losing battle'nil th way. No matter what stratcgv th Germans adopted, they lost. Fina ly, the campaign of air altritio broke Hie back of the German a force allogelhcr. Na?is Follow Tlan It was the same pattern in the ground war. The Nazis fought to keep its in France, but finally had to pull out. They fought to hold us from the Rhine, but when It hecamc a choice of staging the decisive struggle west of Ihe Rhine, or sacrificing their industrial area, they chose, once more, the sacrifice. The one strategy, as always, hr.s been to gain time. To drag the war out as lon R a.s possible. Now, however, the Germans are al the end of their rope. They have succeeded in gaining limn, but that is all they have gained. The Germans have paid far heavier than the Allies for the time they gained. That's what makes It so senseless. And now, the Nazis face the final battle far worse off than they ever have been. They crouch behind two river barriers.' the Oder river in the east, and the Rhine In the west, wailing for Ihe full power of the Allied forces on both fronts lo pour across. To meet it, they have depleled manpower, a wrecked air force, and a stockpile of equipment and ammunition that- will grow smaller with every shell they fire. The German strategy of aviod ing big battles to stall for time Is now paying off Us delayed dividends. The Nazis kept Iheir powder dry. Now, they're running dry of powder. . Clinton Abbott Home Near Yarbro Destroyed The farm residence owned l>> Mrs. G. W. Dillahnnly and occupied by Clinlon Abbott and family was destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon. The flames, which originated ti a kerosene cooking stove spread rapidly through the six-room residence on the Dillalumly larm near Yp.rbvo. Only a small amount of furniture nnd clothing were saved. Doting Formulaifor World Peace Organization Compromise Of Anglo-American-Russian Ideas Thursday, after the original $4000 oal had been far exceeded, gifts ontimie to be received which will lake it possible to purchase lodest home, to make any Itnprove- icnts necessary and to provide omc furnishings. The committee is carefully con- Iderlng each house "offered in an ffort to purchase property which 'ill best meet the needs of rearing light children, now under 13 years f age, and to have an adequate ;arden and chicken space and yet lot be too far distant from schools Gifts continue to arrive from dis- ant points, as well as from Bly- hcvillc and immediate section. Congressman Gives A United Stntes congressman Thomas G. Aberncthy. of Fourtl 3islrict. Mississippi, sent SIC fron Washington, D. C., with a note say .ng in part: "I saw the story am picture in ihe Commercial Appeal Desiring to be counted among th contributors to this worthy fund I am enclosing a small check. From the House of Representa lives of Arkansas. E. C. Flecmai of Manila, recently elected reprc scnttitlve from Mississippi count} sent $25. In his letter he wrote: •' think this Is a very worthy cause.' From Woodward, Okla. ,came i letter from A. M. Dugglnj casln'e of The Bank of Woodward to Fre Warren, cashier Farmers Bank ani Trust Company here. enclosed 'ne\v picture appeared in our local papc and it impressed me as being on or the finest gestures on the par of a citizenship r have seen thu far. I enclose a check for $25 t be used in paying for the home o WASHINGTON, Mar. 5 fU,P.) — he American Slate Department •day gave the nation Us first of- cial word mi the ticklish voting Ian for a world peace organiza- lon agreed to at Yalta. Though the statement from State iecrelary Stetllnius is couched In fficial terms, its meaning Is rela- ively simple. Joseph Slalin lias won his ai'RU- ncnt lhat any one of the "Big "Ive" nations should be able lo cto any- direct action taken lo nforce peace. However, and this is the Amer- cnn gain, any nation, big or small, vould be barred from preliminary ouncil deliberation in' a dispute nvolving Itself. The rest of the voting agreement irovides that all of Hie five permanent council members, phis Iwo iher nations, must vote to begin xction on a question before any- hing is done. ' f i Eteltinius says that provision is mailer of necessity because the 'Big Five" must bear the responsibility for any action taken. Stetllnius stresses that "unanl- nous agreement among Ihe Big Five members of the council is ibsolulcl.v necessary." The State Department also reveals that France has relccted an invitation to join the "Big Three' ind China in sponsoring the San ^ncSs^o Conference. Do Gaulle's government, however, will send delegates lo the ntenmtional meeting. And il'.s also disclosed lhat Po- tind's provisional government will lot be asked to send represents .Ives lo San Francisco. The reason reportedly lies In Ihe lack of democratic representatives In Poland's government. Vanilonborg Accepts Elsewhere In Washington, Rc- Diiblican Senator Arthur Vandcn- oerg has accepted the president's Invitation to become one of this country's delegates at Ihe SKn fVanclsco conference. Vandenbei'i! says the White House has made It clear that there will be no restrictions on his Individual freedom at Ihe conference. The scnalor says he always lias proposals to submit lo his fellow delegates. And those proposal*, says the scnalor, slicss justice and Ihe Importance of collective security as a basis for effective peace. On Canilol Hill loday President Roosevelt nominated Fred Vinson as Federal Loan Administrator, Vinson, now Economic Stabilization Director, thus g?ts the oilier half of the job Jesse Jones held until shortly after Ihe President's Inauguration. Vinson Is well liked in Congress and his nomination Is not expected to face any vigorous -opposition Many of the conservative Southern Democrats who opnose Wallace arc known to favor Vinson. Jesse Jones himself immediately K.lh'd ids nomination as nn "i'X- :Tllcnl appointment." HMW I'loU-xls Ciilcl In imolher corner of Washlng- xni, the coal negotiating commLl- re incellns had to bo delayed this morning. The United Mine Workers sent vigorous protest lo Ihe I'onfcr- 1'iR'c hotel uiuiiageiiienl that their meeting room was loo cold lo use. The management replied. "No coal." Attorney General niddta had some encouraging news lor Latin American nations today. Dlddli said lhat this country holds almost no legal rights lo post war commercial use of Ihe war lime bases we have built on foreign soil. Bldtlle's statement is expected to case Latin American fears that we might not ulve up the strong positions we have built In the Americas. In Ihe Midwest, strike-ridden Detroit still has a major labor problem on Us hands Ibis afler- iKiim. More limn 25.000 striking Chrysler employes arc back on the job ending their ten day strike. But a walkout at the Bi'lggs mainifac- lurlnii plant continues to hold 15,000 vital workers Idle. Leaders of the sliikhm employes have volcd against returning lo Ihclr Jobs until 15 men dlsdmi'ned by Ihe conmany have been put hack on the payroll. furnishings or to the best advan tage." The photograph in Tulsa, Okla Tribune, was seen by W. A. Tucke of that city who sent a gift of and a note which said in part: have been a member of the Ameri can Legion since World War I an believe in this type memorial. believe the Legion men of yoi fine community will sec that ''.hi line project is carried through." Another Privett family, wlios members may lie relatives of Pf J. C. Privett, sent SI. The lette said in part: "What your city doing has touched our 'hearts. May you feel that the kind of people your husband died for were worth something and that this feeling be stimulated by the number which contribute to the memorial fund. May the $4000 goal l>c multiplied many times." From Blylhevillc Army Air Field came anolher gift of $12 from the Training and Operations Office cm- )loyes. Others Contribute Included also in those not yet announced are gifts of $15 from KLCN, $10 from Tech. Sergl. Dallon C. ?owlslon now serving in the Dutch East Indies, and his wife, Mrs. Fowi- ston of New York City who con- .inued to make her home here after ic was transferred from Blythcvilln Army Air Field a year ago; Mr. and Mrs. Don Edwards, L. Edmonslon of Horncrsvillc, Mo.: Camp Moullric whose owners, Paul and Logan VIoultrie arc veterans of World War II: Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Keck. Gifts of $5 each were sent by Police Chief William Bcrryman, Mr. and Mrs. Don Haley, Mr. and Mrs. R. Chafin for their sons, Woodrow and Gerald of the Air Corps; Mrs. H. G. Wickham and Miss Bess Hall; Mrs. Kathleen Thomas, Misses Beverly and Kay Thomas; Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Hawkins. Reid and Evrard, Ben Hall, Sbelburne Brewer of New Orleans who formerly lived here; Mrs. Preston Ramey for her 'ntsband. Sergeant Ramey; Mr. and Mrs. Bcnnie Hessie. In sending $5 Sergt. Lowell Bur:. ham of Yarbro wrote. "I am just a soldier but so glad to help the family of another soldier who did hi? part lo the very last to save his fellow-countrymen." Contributions of $3 were taken up by Dorothy Jean Gilliland of Del! for her four brothers in service. Students of Recce school scnl b> their teacher, Miss Thehna Calhey $4. B. D. Baker sent $2.50. Gifts of $2 from Mr. and Mrs Graham Sudbury, ncighljors of Hi Privett family: Miss June Gosnell Mrs. S. P. Martin, Mi.ss Virginia Martin. Mrs. John Feathcrston, Mr and Mrs. Paul Grcenwell for their son, Pvt. Joe Donald Grcemvcll o the Third Army. One dollar each from Mrs. J. P Vinson for her husband in France "an Invalid 20 years". "A friend' Mrs. T. H. Hayncs for her grandson Lieut. Russell Haynes Farr, no\ overseas. Court Reverses Critlenden Case Suit Involving Deal On Land Is Remanded By Supreme Court LITTLE ROCK, Mar. 5 (UP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court has reversed and remanded- tor trial a Crittcnden County : Chancery decision awarding G. D. Slrauss S1QOO judgment against L. A. Mlllsaps. The $1000 suit was the direct outcome of a killing in which C. D. Hampton, step-son of Mtllsaps, was killed in June, 1941. Millsaps was arrested and entered a plea of guilty of 'second degree murder. He was given a 21- year suspended sentence with the provision that he lenve Arkansas. Strauss advanced the $1000 down payment on a 160-acrc farm owned by Millsaps near Crawforclsville and which Millsaps had agreed .to •sell to Strauss for $50 an acre. The high court, in reversing the Crittcnden court's decision, said that it was a forced sale and that the deal was'made under duress. Testimony revealed that Millsaps had offered to return the $1000 nd asked cancellation of the sale. Tlie high tribunal also look note hat the case was one of many in vhlch C. B. Nance, former West ileniphis "lawyer, had taken part in ind for which he had been convicted in Federal court at Joncsboro ind given a prison sentence. The high court also reversed and •cniandcd a Pulaski Circuit decision n the case of Sam Wassell, Little iiock alderman, against Dan Kprick, Democratic nominee for mayor of Little Rock. The Supreme Court ruled that he lower court errc'd In refusing :o permit Wassell to prove that :hc names of 173 persons were not >n the poll lax list as required by aw. Wassell, who was defeated by 3prick for mayor in the recent Democratic city election, contended that these persons voted illegally. A lower court decision in the case of the City of Newark against J. G. Edwards was reversed and remanded for trial. Edwards, operator of a general store in Newark, had paid a $C occupational tax to the City of Newark. He later added a meal market and hardware store to his firm, but refused to pay the $10 tax required by a city ordinance for meat dealers. He also refused to pay an additional $G tax for permission to operate his hardware store. The lower court upheld Edwards' contention that his $G per quarter occupational tax was all that was legally required to operate his general store. However, the Supreme Court ruled that lie would have to pay the required tax on his meat market and hardware store. Mrs. E. F. Fry Suffers Injury Here Last Night Mrs. E. F. Fry, principal of Sud- burv Elementary School and teacher in the Sunday School of First Presbyterian Church, was injured last night in a traffic accident. Removed to Walls Hospital, 11 was announced today her condilloji wus not believed to be serious with X-rays made to determine extent of. injury to her, clie"l. . ; Mr. Fry was slightly bruised but able to be up. The car driven by Mr. Fry and one driven by the '21-year-old son of Jess Krcch, traveling west on Main street collided. Mr, Fry was driving north on Seventh street across Main when the accident occurred. The other driver was not injured and neither car was believed greatly damaged. Gas Is Fatal To Two People In Texas Home Tragedy "truck the family of former Blylhevillc residents at Houston, Texas, In the death of Mrs. B. Airsman, 17, and her grandson. Fred Collistcr Jr., age three, who were suffocated by gas while taking a nap Thuursday afternoon at the Collistcr home. They, were found by Mm child's mother, Mrs. Marguerite Collistcr, when she returned from work at C p. m. Funeral services will be held there omorrow following arrival of her lusband, Fred Collislcr, in overseas ei'vice who the government is hav- ig flown home. Mrs. Collistcr, who also lived In mythcville is the daughter of Mr. ind Mrs. Joe Elkins, 1SOI West Ash, nd attended school here a number if years. She married after moving lo louslon and her grandmother was naking a home with Mrs. Colllster nd young son while Fred Colllstcr s in service. Mr. and Mrs. Alrsman resided In Jlylhevillc a number of years when Mr. Airsman was connected with ihicago Mill and Lumber Company. They moved to Houston 10 years Girl Is Crushed By Heavy Truck Accident In Missouri Kills One Schoolgirl And Injures Another A truck load of mules whlcl reached Blythevillc Saturday mom- Marines Meet Banzai Charge By Japs On Iwo Screaming Foe Hurls Attack At Yank Lines Only To Be Repulsed GUAM, Mill'. S. (UP)—The Marines on Iwo Island aualn have proven llml they can hold their own against nnylhini! tlii' Japanese can oiler. Mm hie o.lTleers have predicted (or Minn: time Mint the cornered .In]is itlcmpl lj:ur/.al charges uiul sul- Ide missions behind liie Iroul rnth- i than ulvc In. Sonic 200 Japanese tried a ban/a I :hnii!e yesterday morning. Dulled Press wnr correspondent, Mnc Jolin- soti, aboard Admiral Turner's llag- ihlp oil Iwo island, gives Iho dcliiils. Screaming like biinsliccs and Ijrandlshlng swc-rds over Ihclr hi-iuls Lhe Japs churned Into the Leathernecks' line. A few lionrs Inter '10 Japs limped back to their lines, the others lny dcnd. Soon after othcv nlcrt Marines discovered 25 more Japs hiding In the ruins of Motoyiimu village. Ever} 1 Jap wns killed. And llicn, In the afternoon, the Japs launched sLIll another couu- tcr-ntlack In front of the 2i!lh Uegl- incnl of the Fifth Marine Division, the lough fighting force- which won nnd held Airfield No. 2 over a week ago. The Japs picked wrong spot. A report from a correspondent on the scene slales bluntly "the Japs lost nearly their cnllro force." While the Japanese were rc- grcmjlng Ihe Marines Inched forward—-and this afternoon are locked In a hand-lo-hand battle for the last fifth of Iwo Island. In the air war against Japan the Japanese radio sny.s thai 10 Sunerforls have bombed Ihe enemy capital once more, that new flics are raging deep In Tokyo. Elsewhere 111 the Pnclllc, Amcil- Ing flBured in a .Illghwav'ill' V0 1- cllu nnd Filipino b A,errlllns have dcm 'near Mnrston, Mo? 55 'irillesf P°" c °vor-U>.t!:c n Itick.lH Ihe proy- iiorth or here, In which a high hiceorLuwm milch races the Cliliiu 1 Sea. They have cleared most of the Decide To Abandon Stronghold On Rhine COI.OGNK, Mar. 5 (U.I'.)— The; 'Germans apparently lire iihiiiidoninp; their hist great city west of the Rhine, the ancient, vn HIM I nil city of Cologne. • In a now First. Army attack, touched off at dawn, American limits have driven into the streets' of Cologne. And lirst reports from (lie sector say the Nazis'are offering only rear ginml resistance. . General Hodges' men arc attacking along the eight-mile front looping around the western fringes of Cologne. And the Ihird Armored Division, pacing the attack, already has laUon two small towns and sent two parallel columns' deep " ' " "into Cologne. A United Press Correspondent, moving with thouc columns, says, "We are well within the city linllts and thus far there Is no resistance. Iloth columns are pushing nhcnd rapidly and, at last reports, were pouring tanks and Infantrymen Into the heart of Germany's fourth city. The main gnn-lson, which Berlin toasted would defend Cologne to the last man. apparently has fled cast of the Rhine, crossing' the mighty stream In tinges inasmuch as every Cologne bridge has been wrecked, To" the south two other American divisions, the 104th and the Eighth, have pushed to the.oul- KkirlH of Cologne and are moviiv-i ahead slowly but surely through if mnzc of lank-traps, minefields and machine-gun nests.' Guard Members At Conference Brig. Gen. McAlistcr Speaks To Battalion Loaders Yesterday Fourteen key member* of Company K, local mitt of the Arkansas Guard, attended a conference of Third Battalion lenders at Joncs- boio yesterday, hearing u tnlk by Brig. Gen, It. \j. McAlistcr as n climax to the all-day program. The Ulythcvlllc uroup Joined representatives of three other companies which compose the Third Dattnllou for special training and Instructions by elate mturd lenders. Companies represented were niyllievlllc, Jouesboro, Forrest City and Hnlcsvllle. Spans Arc Destroyed Retreating across the Rhine, the Qcnnitiis 'are trying to close '[he gale behind'them. Today the Naz|S: destroyed the lust two bridges spanning the river on a 100 mile front between. Cologne and Arnheim. These two bridges connect the Ruhr Col Hendrlx Ijii-kiw i-nmmnmi ! Cities of-Hombeiv.v,'hlch the Amerl- h,g office, of thc'Hh y ',nran[ry. A". I c ' 1 " 5 1 " )U1 ' "d.Dufaberg o.rlhe ;east O. of which the Third l)allallon Is BAAF Personnel Gives $924 In Red Cross Drive Blythcvillc Army Air Field personnel have contributed $924.42 to the Red Cross War Fimrt in current campaign with $3000 quota assigned. Albert Jaggers of the Red Cross Is in charge of the voluntary contribution collecting, to be continued until the goal Is leached, It was announced. the the New York Cotton Mar. . May . July . Oct. . Dee. , 2218 2209 2184 2126 2117 2220 2216 2213 2207 2188 2181 2138 -2123 2126 2115 2216 2212 2185 2135 2125 221 32 OG 218C 2122 2112 school girl was killed and anoll seriously Injured. Sam Palmer, 32, of Bowling Green, Mo., who escaped Injury, was exonerated an,i continued his trip through lilylhcvllle. Miss Helen Nenl, n. daughter of Mr. and Ml". Frank Nenl of Oran. Mo., :was killed; Miss Lindell Lee, 15; and her uncle, George Bowman, fill, also of Oran, were Injured with Miss Lee's condition described as critical. Coroner I,co Hcdgepeth of New Madrid County said the right wheel of the older man's car had run off the pavement and when he pulled the car back otito the pavctncnl, Ihe machine swerved directly in front of the approaching truck. The girl's head was completely cru-Jied by the wheel of the heavy truck and Miss Lee, also thrown out of the car In the center or the pavement, has bolh legs and an arm broken and Internal Injuries. The girls had been to a basketball tournament at Kcnnctt, Mo., In which the Oran team was participating. Roland A very or Marston was among the rirst lo reach the scene. He said Mi's Meal's body was thrown directly under the cab'f wheel. igo. Arkansas Flood Threat Grows In 3 Counties . MEMPHIS, Mar. 5 (UP.)— The United' States Engineers Ollicc says"'lhat an emergency flood situation his developed In three Arkansas counties. The War Department is now recruiting labor to help fight rising waters of the White River In Woodruff, Monroe and Prairie counties. The most critical point is along the east bank ol the White north of Devalls Bluff, Arkansas. Hundreds of ncrsons arc beginning to move their belongings lo higher ground along five rivers in the stale of Arkansas. The forecast is for continued rain and much colder tonight, Colonel Garner W. Miller, United Stales District Engineer at Memphis, says that a rapidly caving bank has 1 enveloped part of the Arkansas'fiver levee near DcWHt Construction of an emergency loop levee Is under way. Manila Officer In Nazi Prison Captain Osbornc Was Listed As Missing Since December 20 Capt. Richard Osbornc, 29,of Manila, mi?.slng in action since the batlic of Luxembourg, is a prisoner of the Germans, Mrs. Osbornc has been notified by the War Department. The Red Cross notified the government his whereabouts had been learned through lhat service. A vcleran of the Aleutians .who later participated in some of the fiercest fighting on the Westcri Front, Captain Osbornc had b missing since Dec. 20. He was "reported missing Jan. 15. ... Commander of the A company o the llOlh Infantry, 28th Dlvlslbii.'lv previously bad seen action in On bloody Hurlgcn Forest and else where in Germany, Belgium an< France. Teacher in tlie Etowah schoo when called into service a.s a rtserv officer, he was a member of Com pany M, local National Guard uni when Inducted Into the rcgula Army In December, 1940. His wile Is the former Miss Her neda Watkins and his parents ai Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Watkins, all o Manila. Lake Has •iigher Water As Rains Fall With the gaUfjc at nig I,akc bridge, 2 miles west of Hlylhcvllle, reading '1.5 feet today and more rain falling :i Southeast Missouri last 'night, lie flooded area In lhat section Is xpcctcd to extend over Highway for a very short distance within lie next two days. This will IK In the part of the itglnvay between the old and new cvccs and where water reaches In ase of excessive rains further north. The crest will not be reached until he gauge exceeds IS feel, in the 'Pinion of C. O. Hcdman. engineer, vho has watched the high waters if that section for a number of ears. All of the livestock of the small lumber of farmers living in the un- irolectcd lowland has been removed o safely, he said. Families rcmuln- ig Ihcre are In their houseboats or lomcs on high foundations who use small Ixiat.s as transportation until ,he water receded. Weather ARKANSAS-Cloudy this after noon, rain In east nnd south. Ral changing lo snow In northwcs Much colder. Tuesday much coldc with rain In southeast .and,snow o freezing rain In west nnd north poi lions. orthwestcrn corner of Luzon, nnd ic Allies now hold bases within 225 lies of Formosa and -190 miles rom Hongkong. conducted the projirnm, which wns hold nl.lho unit, part of Joncsboio .Legion' hut nnd pnrt at the Jone.sboro armory, Other officers participating in the program and Ihclr subjects were: Capt. I. J. Steed, administrative; Lieut. L. J. Obei'sle. Intelligence: Maj. Curl 1. Iteacl:, forms and del nil, plans nnd Iralnlng; Capt. 1). E. Smith, BUS equipment: dipt. W. n. 13111- iiljslcy, battalion and company supply; Cnpt. M. G. Ward, properly records; Major II. R.' Mc- l,!mglillri of the Elphth Service Command, slalc guard Inslrucllon; Colonel Ciodley, critique, and Maj. Onin Vaughn, biillnllnn commander, made, a brief talk. Plans for the aiinunl summer training encampment at Camp Robinson were discussed briefly and It was announced that for the first time provisions have been made for Ihe Intlre guard personnel to attend the encampment at a dale lo be selected in July, Heretofore, only officers anil non- commlsslonc dofflccrs have been eligible. Members of (ho local unit who attended yesterday's session were: O. W. Coppedge, company commander; First Lieut. William II. Crawford. Second Lieut. Bcnnie E. llcfsie. Flr.st Scrgt. Flcetwood B! Joyner. Platoon Scrgt. Thomas W. Jcffcrles, Supply Scrgl. Samuel F. Nmrls, Company Clerk, Oscar E. HEiiincr, Mess Scrgl, Garrcll L. Abbott, Communications Scrgt. Fred I-. Boyclt, Sergeants Engcnc W. Dickinson. Edward R. Reynolds, George M. Stllwell and Privates Marshall lllackard nnd Otto Scrape. bank.- The Germans had held pic.cross-. Ings as long as they cpulc); tunneling . '. - Former Osceolo. Resident Dies At Marked Tree Mrs. Kllzabclh Oliver died ycslcr- lay al Ihe home of her daughter, Wrs. Eric Fletcher of Marked.Tree. She was 74. Long a resident of Mississippi County, she leaves three daughters. Mrs. Fletcher, Mrs. W. V. King of Stuart, Fla., and Mrs. Dunlap Myers of West- Palm Beach, Fla,; two sons, Boyd and Elmo Oliver of Memphis; two brothers, John Whllworth of Osccola and Orover Whltworth of Booncvillc. She wns a slslcr of the late J. E. Whltworth, whoso family she had vl'ttcd. Wife of ihe late O. B. Oliver, she was born In Osccola, where reared. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at Marked. Tree with burial lo follow at Violet Cemetery In Osccola. Cooler Farmer Dies Yesterday William A. Danley Funeral Rites Held This Afternoon N. Y. Stocks William A. Danley, long a farmer In Pemlscol County. Mo., died yesterday 'afternoon at his home at Cooler. He was 75. Funeral services were to be held this afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the Slccle. Mo., Methodist Church, with burial at the Carulhcrsvllle, Mo., cemetery. Born near Ripley, Tenn.. where reared, he moved across Ihe Mississippi River n number of years ago and fanned until retirement l)ecause of age. He had been ill a Ions time. Members of his immcdialc family , ,„ , include his wife. Mrs. Birdie Danley * ' K ,,\ "'" l ~* Mln-cc sous. Ernesl Danley of Gobler, Amcr obacco 73 M w T Dimlcy Qf R1|)le . mid Anaconda Copper 33 3-4 Nclson Damcy o[ Decringi Mo . : two Beth btecl 74 1-2 5lcpsonSr Tla j nmes of the Army S ry ',.?.'./..,: '^ I"? | overseas and Chester James of Cooler. Mo., and Iwo daughters, Mrs. Ora Lee Grimes of Ripley, Tenn., and Mrs. I-ola Hayncs of Rldgely, ., remnants ofr-tliree , ' beaten'- armies. .But this morning American Doughboys Tcachcd to! (lie- western end of the . bridges,'.'' and German demolition units were pressed Into action. ' ' • : From their 'positions oh the west bank opposite Homberg, American Ninth Army guns were trained on the heart of the Industrial. Ruhr— the great Krupp factories at Essen and -largest assembly line for tho Nazi \yar.iiiaclilne. 'hie only other sizeable German pocket west 'of the Rhine Is 15 miles to the north, around another bridge at Wesci. A jcrack unit of Nazi paratroopers heavily armed with antitank guns and 80 millimeter cannons arc holding tight lo the bridge and the surrounding city. German troops are rushing across the span to the temporary safety of the east bank and the Nazi lines show no signs of crumbling. despite mounting pressure from the American Nlnlh Army Id the south, and the Canadian First to the north. In the Wesel sector, the Nazis hold a slight salient bc- tweeil the two Allied armies. Mop-up Underway West or behind the Rhine, In the corridors formed by the Metisc, Rhine and Roer rivers, American and Canadian task forces arc mopping up. The Germans In those areas aren't thinking of fighting back, or of dying for the fuehrer. A.s one radio correspondent outs it "German soldiers are running around looking for someone to surrender to." Hundreds of prisoners are being taken hourly. And at Allied hcad- miarlcrs In Paris It's estimated' that the Rhlnolflnd battle has cost the Nazis 90,000 casualties in killed, wounded arid captured. 7 British planes Joined in the battle for the Ruhr today with another strike at.lhe German benzol plant near Gelsenklrchcn. A force of R. A. F. Lancasiers lilt the Nazi plant in a heavy and concentrated attack. Earlier, a large fleet of American heavy bombers and fighters, 1,000 strong, hit a, Nazi oil refinery near Hamburg ill northwestern Germanj-. The American planes also flew most of the way across the Reich to strike at the ChMmiltz rail yards in southeastern Germany, directly ahead of Red Ann/ lines. Gen Klcctrlc Gen Motors ..... Montgomery Ward N Central 43 1-R G7 3-8 55 1-4 24 3-) Int Harvester ............. Bl Republic Steel ............ 22 5-8 Radio .................... 11 3-4 Socony Vacuum .......... 167-3 StudetakCT ............... 24 Standard of N J .......... GO Texas Corp .............. 54 3-8 Tenn. Cobb Funeral Home was In charge Chicago Wheat open high low dose pr.cl. May 168ft 170?; 168^ 169:i 167% July 158'.i 159'4 158 157H Reds Capture Stargard Base In Pomerania MOSCO\y, Mar. 5 (UP)-^Marshal Stalin announced an Important gain this afternoon for the Soviet forces driving toward the Baltic port of Stettin. The Red Army has won Stargard, the big Pomeranian base 20 miles below Stettin. Berlin says the city fell after a fierce street battle. The capture of Stargard psves the way for . a drive on Stettin, which already has been brought within Soviet artillery range. Meanwhile, Berlin says other Russians are attacking In force 40 miles south of Danzig, and th &t , blow presumftbly'ls being carried out in an attempt by the Russians to cut off the city'.

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