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LE COURIER NEWS 3PAt>l?n <-k» M^nrrnJE^AQ'n .«.,..._.-. " * W^^ VOL. XLI—NO.-308 HI iv, n, „ ' Newl Blythevllle Herald Blythevllle Courier Mississippi Valley Ludor THE DORMANT NEWSPAPER^ NORTHEAflT AHKANSA5 AND SOUTHKAST MI88OUBI -:; ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MARCH 1<), HM5 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS 80,OOOJIAZIS_ABANDONING SAARJJASIN US.Subs Sink 15 More Jap Ky United 1'rcss Miiyoi- LiiGiumliii of Now York apparently .slnml-s atone in his tlciiaiicG of the government's midnight curfew Jsol a single other major city in the nation is supporting the mayor s action, and many officials are openly critical of his order. In Congress, Senator Styles Hridges, Republican from New Hampshire, condemned the mayor for extending the Hirtew with these words: "There is no excuse in the world for one man and one -ily lo Place them.s-oh-es above the rest of the country The iity ol New York and Mayor La Guanlia are nol bigger 115 Fine Durocs Perish In Fire Buchanan Swine Herd Lost In $17,000 Fire At Fairgrounds Here Mississippi County's program of better livestock production suffered a reverse here Saturday night when a disastrous' fire destroyed practically all of J. C. Buchanan's herd of registered Dnioe hogs, together with the Haraway Negro exhibit .building at -the -Mississippi County fairgrounds.' 1 . The hogs were vt'.ijptl at npproxi- matSly 510,0%';., .vlthNllo head lost Vilu'e>.of tlie" md'utnii r.-i.me' • . i . - hibit building was conservatively estimated at approximately $7000 by Fire Chief Roy If/ad, but it was pointed out cost' of .construction probably was higher because it was erected as a WPA project. / • Only three sows and H ptgs were saved as the. Tire had swept through the pine building when discovered at. 1:30 o'clock. Mrs. Cecil Prewitt, who lives at the park in the caretaker's cottage, heard pigs squealing which led to Mr. Prcwltt investigating. They sai-i the flames already ' had-, swept through "the interior of the building lieforc breaking through the roof, \yhen they were seen by C. M. Abbott arid 'Arch Llndsey, among the first to turn in an alarm. Fred Stcman. herdsman for J. C Buchanan, had left the pins only a short lime before to go to town for Ills supper and a hair cut before returning to his job. Fire Chief Roy Head said h'e believed the fire started in electric wiring. He added, some electric brooders had been installed since the building was rented and the hogs 'moved there March 12 from the farm of Mr. Buchanan In order to have them in the best building possible while entered in a National :han the country." LA Gimrdin yesterrtay annoiincod that he had extended New York's curfew to one A. M. He acted on Ms own authority, without consulting Washington. Shortly after La Guardia's announcement,, reaction from other municipalities began to pour in Mayors and public officials in Boston, Chicago, Detroit, and Philadelphia joined those in St. Louis and the west const cities in general disapproval. ',', V ,. Chicago's M^y'or Edward Kelly's flalemcnt Is a 'fair concensus of all Ihe reaction. Says Kelly "What New York does is . not my affair. The midnight curfew will remain unless otherwise ordered from Washington." The only note of approval hns come, quite naturally, from the night club czars in New York itself. Leading reslauranteurs and cafe owners in the city have formed a^ new organization to represent tlieif : ' aViu-ciTrfeii- "flglil.' And llieir- first movc'was to vole an expression of thanks to La Guardin for his action. Officials in Washington saj' Byrnes may not make any reply until he has looked into the situation thoroughly. Will Harness "Internal Energy •"•*••"*'-* •"..«....'.•.. , . ' 7 Contest lasting six Production months. The "daughter" of a hog selling for $2100 was among those lost and several others were valued at fancy prices but Mr. Buchanan had refused all offers of these, at this time, because of entering them In the contest. Some of them had won prizes in several competitions already and others were young pigs and sows being groomed for high price selling for breeding .purposes. The exhibit building, constructed of pine and with a concrete floor, was erected about nine years ago when Walker Park and Mississippi County Fair Grounds was devel- oiied by the City of Blylhevillc. One of throe permanent buildings creeled at that time. it. has been used for Negro exhibits at county fairs annually since fairs were resumed except for one year when rented to Barksrtale Manufacturing Company for making of tent pegs used in the war. It was dedicated last year and named Haraway Memorial Exhibit Building in honor of the late L. W. Harawny. well known Negro teacher and leader among his race who played a prominent role in advancing learning among the Negroes of this county. It was said the building was Insured by the City of BlytheviUe but Mr. Buchanan had no insurance on his livestock. A pioneer in production of Duroc hogs and one of the organizers of the Mississippi County Duroc Association. Mr. Buchanan's hogs have been sold throughout the United States and in Mexico and Panama First establishing a herd of Durocs at his farm in West Tennessee. Mr. Buchanan moved his animals here six years ago and the county group was organized several years later niter other farmers had watched development of his project, Mr. Buchanan was undecided as to his future plans when questioned 17 Sentenced In Kentucky's Ballot '.LONDDNJ Ky'.!Mar.; i.- Jail sentences have just been imposed on 17 of the defendants in the Harlan vole fraud cases in Federal District Court in London. Six others who pleaded guilty to the charges received suspended sentences. Another defendant failed to appear and his bond was forfeited and sentencing of one defendant was deferred until the afternoon session of court. The most severe sentences, two years in prison, were imposed on Clarence Poor, former Harlan County jailer .and Clarence Saylor. In addition Poer was fined $5000 and Saylor $100. The other 15 sentenced to prison were ordered to serve a year and a dny each and fined $100 each. Before passing sentence Federal Judge H. Church Ford .served warning that the court intended to establish respect for law in Hnrlan County. Marie Farmer Dies At Home Chis Morning Clarence N. Chamberlain, well- known farmer of Marie, died alhts home there thus morning following a two-months Illness. Mr. Chamberlain served as deputy sheriff and constable 'of Marie in addition to being engaged in farming. Swifl Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements, which were incomplete at 2 o'clock this afternoon. N. Y. Stocks AT&T Anier Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Gen EIcctMc 3en Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central tat Harvester s'orth Am Aviation Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Sludebaker 162 1-4 71 1-2 32 3-8 13 1-2 89 1-2 40 7-8 65 7-8 54 24 1-4 78 1-4 10 1-B 21 7-8 11 3-4 IS 7-8 22 5-8 Standard of N J 61 1 Texas Corp U S Steel S3 1-2 63 1-4 Chicago Rye •«i'!r open high low close pr.el. 114-V, 115X 112X U4« 114)i - •• ' J. P. Sparks.-Blue-field, W. Vn,, sailor now stationed at the Naval Hos- piln! at neaiby Millmeton, Tenn., has invented an "Auloscii,"- a mn- :hme which he claims will linnu-ns Internal energy. (NBA Telcplioio.) Chirdrfess-'Wins ': Manila School Race Saturday MANILA, Ark., March 10.- C. B. Childless was rcelecled director of School District 15 here Saturday in a "light race" against Howard Perkins. The official count was Cliil- drcss 1C8; Perkins 132. Another candidate who had withdrawn'from the election earlier in (he week was given 3 votes. Judges for the election were Tom SlceJp, •Alaii.llqll; nnd \V., c..prff- fln. Clerks were !Mrs>Ellzabctli Miles and Miss Opal Turner. . Memlrers of the school board arc: C. W. Tijjton, James Moore, Alan Holt, C. B. Chlldi-css and W. L. Thompson. Rites Held For Infant Mineral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock for the in- f.int daughter of Mr. amt Mrs. Ollie Mills of Blyllicvillc. The baby died yc.vtedny morning, a few hours after birth. Services were conducted nt Ifoll Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Ira M. Bryce, pastor of Mill Gospel Tabernacle, nnd burial was mr.de al Memorial Park. The infant is survived by her pnrrnls, two sisters nnd four brothers. Accused Woman Held For Trial Negress Is Arraigned Before Commissioner In $100,000 Theft JONESBORO, Ark., March 19- S.'irah Joshua, 42-year-old .Osccola negro, woman, charged williVihelt of SlOOjOOq in checks from a malt pouch! at Osceola, was held to nc- . lion of a Federal Grand Jury In a [hearing before United Slates' Coin- miMioncr Clara Hrowdtr here Snt- urday. Bond wns -ct at $5000. When she failed to make bond, she was placed in Craighcad County Jail where she will await trial. The negro woman Is charged with Ilicft of between SDO.COO and $100,000 in registered mall from a mall pouch which was lyln K on a truck lit the Oscrola railroad depot. The rohbery occurred Mnrch •!, shortly before the Frisco train enrotile lo Memphis arrived at Osccola Warships Among Those Torpedoed In Pacific Area Carrier-Based Planes Reported Over Japan Second Straight Day WASHINGTON. Mm 1 . IS), <UI>)— 't'lie Japs are missing 15 more ships. The- Navy Department li,is 1111- iiounced .Hint American submarines Have 1 taken n new loll of the enemy's already depleted merchant and mivnl [leels. ; five 'of the latest ban were com- Imt vessels, three destroyers and ,!wo escort vessels. The others cnn- ; sisled of one large Jap tanker, one Inrjjc cargo trnns|iort, seven cargo vessels, and one medium transport,. This makes the tolal of ciieinv ships that American submarines hnve sunk 1072. Of this number, 117 were warships. American undersea craft nlrenilv have .reported Ihc deslructlon of 27 enemy vessels this month, which Is airnvcriiGc of more than one n<lay The Navy is keeping the Mr war going loo. Tokyo rciiorls thnt Navy plnnes-ntlncked Ihc factory-packed O-iikii-Kalio area for nine hours. This Is the second slrniKhl dny that a powerful carrier-based assault has hit Japan. , Fires .sill] are blazing- In Nngoyn, Japan's blegcsl aircraft manufuc- turliiB center which was hit ycslcr- day by 351) Superfortresses, tlie urealest U-29, armada of the war. A communique ' Issued in Wnsli- .instoii says lhal none ot the Klniil bombers was lost due to enemy acllon. Returning crewmen say they started huge fires In the industrial heart of Die city, and that dense .'moke rose lo six lliousnnd feet. f .,Auothcr Tokyo propaganda bronit- cast-.say.s'.-fnijl, Kyushl!,: ; thovij6utlv- ernniost of : ' the /Japanese home islands.' also is under ntUick Yesterday Kyushu was the main tnr- set of a force which" Tokyo estimate at |400 carrier planes. Another, report from Tokyo says that the Japanese intend lo draft nil school children more than eight years old for work In wnr factories nnd nir,, defenses because of the ci-lllcnl military situation. - IKsewhcrc In the Pacific, London radio reports thnt a new striking force of Australian Iroops has- been iK-siqiicd to General MacArlhur. BUG emphasizes lhat the,new group is In addition' lo the- 'Australian forces now fighting In Ihc Islands of the Southwest Pacific. To Undergo Operation Sheriff Hale Jackson is in New Vork City where lie is expected to undergo an car operation. Caruthersvillc Noncom Suffers Second Wound Staff Scrgt. Jack Tl|>ton of Ca- riithnraville again has been wounded in action on the European front :ind has been undergoing trcatntenl al a hospital in Paris. His condition Is not serious, according to a message received by Ins wife, the former Miss Harriett Pierce. He expects soon to be evacuated to an English hospital N. O. Cotton open high low close pr.cl. Mar. . 2102 2102 2102 310!) 2098 May . 2210 2211 2203 2210 220-1 July . 2181 2IB2 217-1 21BI 217G Oct.. . 2120 2128 2118 212fl 2118 Dec. . 2113 2118 2110 2118 2107 Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCK- YAIIDS—Llvcslock — (WFA): Hogs 10,000, salable H.SnO: lop 14.10- is Ibs. .%. up H.10; 120-HO Ibs. 1350 M.50: sows 1.1.95. Cattle 5,800, salable r.,200; calves l.SOO. all salable; medium to good mixed yearlings ft heifers 11.5013.50; cows n.SO-II.SO: canners & cullers 7-n.25; slaughter steers 1117; slaughter helfer.s !0-Ifi; .siocker & feeder slccrs IO-H.25. Chicago Wheat ^pm liteh low close pr.cl Mny . HI K 1711; i r>ali m 1711|i July 159'S 15974 157S 158 1595; High and Humble Attend Rites For Harry Bailey CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., March 19.—The "State Lille King" was buried here yesterday afternoon at 2 oclock, a Iniec crowd attending ;he laH rites. The "Kine" was Harry- Bailey, 47, of near Holland.-known far and wide She past two.decades as "King of the Slate I,ino.", Services were saiti by. the jRev. D. K. rosier, wllli ^i(cr|v,<jht.,,ln Little- Prairie Cemclerxii-Pflli borers were Jolin Ahcrn.' lijk'e^yAn Ausdall, of CarutliraviUc;-' u''C. Brown and Clcatus ' Baiijiy'.' bl'.' ( Hol- Inml; Dick Blake-more, Hcrmpjidalo; Tony. McDonald, Paraaould.-.Ark.; and Gent Careen, Blythevillc. Ark. Honorary pall bearers'were Sheriff John Hosier, John O. Garrett. Jas T. Ahern. O. E. Hooker, and Hairy 2. May, all of Caruthersvllle; A. F. Stanley. New Madrid; Pete Cotton and Ernest Ivfoody. Dj'crsburir, Tenn., and Dr. p. L. 'Husband, Blv- thevllle, Ark, The "King" dUxi Tuesday morning about 8 o'clock in a Memphis Tenn., limoltal, where he had been rushed following an argument and Kent with Charles n. Walker, 23 of Holland, Mo., and Bylthevillc, Ark. In the fight, the King wns shot, the bullet slicing across his .eft shoulder and lodging against the <plne at the base of the necki paralyzing hiih from the wnlat down. . . ness until shortly before his death, mid when told by the surgeons lhat he had no chance to live, displayed Ihc unruffled c.tlm that has marked him through his turbulent life. He called his family and attorney to liis bedside, made hh will, discussed the kind of funeral he wanted, am! told numerous friends who called on him goodbye. The life ot Harry Bailey was a composite of The Great McOlnty. Robin Hood, and Jesse James, inrn near Dycrsburg. Tenn., he moved to Pcmiscot County 25 years ntjo. farming near Hermondale. He later erected a large filling station nnd cafe at the curve on Highway 01 south of Holland, and named Hie place "Curve Inn." There, lie u'.is nhvays sponsoring something "that my friends want." He staged Negro ball games, sfv- eral time,-; going to considerable expense to import good teams lo play. He promoted amateur boxing and profc.ssional wrestling, and his cafe was noted for Its cxcellem. ftcaks, choi\s nnd sea food, before the days of rationing. The King had numerous brushes with (lie law. He received a prison sentence long years ngo for violation of the prohibition- laws. When queried, as to why he sold liquor, Be'feid merely. "My friends wanted ••ll drink, r jot'l: '>" He acceplcd his prison sentence in the same calm manner In which he prepared to die. Upon his release, he relumed lo "The Curve," nnd look up where he lett off, thlr, time making every effort lo "slay within the law." The King drew another prison sentence In 1941 for the slaying of a Blythcvtlle, Ark,, resident. He was later paroled, having served a part of the term, and then pardoned by the then governor of Ark- an'as. He returned to the Curve, and lived a quiet life, until the argument that cost him his life. The argument allegedly was ovfii a broken pane of glass! Walker was said to have broken Ihc glass and. got Into an argument with the cnfc proprietor. The King took up the argument, and drew his gun, to use it as a club. But the gun (lew out of his hand, and was grabbed up by Walker, who fired three times, Ihc Ihlrd .'hot striking the king In the shoulder, lodging against the spine. Tims «-as ended the vigorous" life of the King, whose friends ranged from the lowliest sharecropper, both while and Negro, to district, state and even national leaders. Doctors, lawyers,, judges, teachers, merchants, preachers, sharecroppers.,-, hi-thf.v ' 1 TODAY'S WAR ANM-Y8IH Soar Garrison Likely Threat To Bridgehead By DAVID WKKKS United I'rrsj, Ktu/f Writer Thu Germans uppliroiilly lyo Hiving up the Saar In nn effort lo restore the rupture In' their llhlnii defense line. 'llie Ainerli'an 'llilrd Army'sdr-ivi- lioiithward along Ihc Ithlnc from Coulenz, and Iho Seventh Army's push upward from the Sum- river Mm', bears all (he earmarks of bc- 1»B '< nice (o cut off the Germans Inslile the Huar. Sumo 80,000 Gcmiaii trniips are believed to lie In Iho Sum-land. And from nl) Indications, they are now on Ihc move bank lo Ihc Hhlne, Just I\K iho defenders of (he Cologne plnln were a few weeks ai;o. The (Hermans need those RO.OOO .soldiers cusL of the tlhhie WOI-.M! than they need Ihc Snnr. The Germans could hiivo elected lo defend th« Sum 1 to Hie liisl dllch. Hut If they did, It menus thai. Ihcli power in this area wns coni'cii- Iratcd west of Hie Hhlne, ieavinn weak defenses on the cnst bank. In this cn.sc. the Haar (lefeuilers facet! the Ihrcnl of eventual tsnla- llon by a !%Bl Army drive from the Rcmneim bcidgcliciul southward to Fi-nnkfui-1, Ihrougli the weak east brink defenses. However, If the Germans pull out of the SHBI- and back of the Hhlne, they have slroni; forces with which lo advance from Ihe smith IIRI our Hcmnucn •bi i lil|;checl. Weeklies;: Shttivn This appears to bu the Gcinmii slnHcgy. 'Ilie Gonnaim iilrciKty have displayed their weakness In the. npinngen nrca by-falling to make ai}y v "ifl1)Jqi 1: 4{llompl to' c Inatc piir brldgcliend. The Gentians could have brought heavy reinforcement.', from the northern ficclloh?,- of the Rhine river lino 'to the HemiiBcn area Tills, however, they appeared reluctant lo do, anil the reasons mav be ns follows: German communications hnve been so completely disrupted by the Allied nlr ns.sniill. Hint movement of large forces Is now painfully slow. Thus, if the Gcrmnnr broils/lit reinforcements from llic northern Rhine, they'd weaken llml sector for a considerable MiKlh of time. Stripping defenses from one hcc- lor that l.s not In Immediate dancer, In order to bolster n sector that Is In dancer, Is good military strnlr-oy, provided you have paat\ mobility. And, provided that after Ihc danger Is over, the defensive strength can ho re.slorcd to the sector lhal has been stripped. But the Germans with their badly maulcil communications arc In a spot whore their reflexes arc painfully slow. If they strip one sector of ilefciwcs lo bolster an- olher, the stripped sector stays stripped for a long time. Long tmouph hi fnct, ,for the Allies lo spot It. build up power, nnd hit It before the Gcrmnns can restore the situation. Cosily Illimilcr The Germans burned Ihelr fln- (sors br.dlv by Riving us an easy crossing of the Rhine at RcmnRcn. Thai was because somebody blundered, or because of faulty brldgc- biowlng mechanisms, or perhaps a mixture of tmlli. At any rale, they cannot afford lo give us nnotlier easy crossing bv deliberately removing defenses'. Since their poor communications make quick movement Impossible, they have chosen nol lo bolster Hie RemaRcn area with Iroons from Ihe north, the most likely spot for another Allied crossing. Tlie one place where German reinforcements arc available without weakening tlie Rhine river defenses Is in the Snar. If the Germans succeed In null- ing the bulk of their 8J.OOO Iroops In Ihe Sanr back of the Hhlne, they ; Cnn not only prevent southward expcnsUm of our Rcmagen jrldyehcad, they can also create a dangertus threat to the existence of the bridgehead. There If. of course, no certainty lhat the Germans will he able to jet most of their 80,000 troops wck across the Rhine. General Patton's Third Army has, made rapid gains southward nlon? the Rhine, and now Is reported hc- .wceii 15 and 25 miles from a Juno- lion with General Patch's 1th Army driving up from the south The chances arc Patton's advance las been faster than the Nazi commanders reckoned. The question s whether Ihe Germans can pull hrough the gap which Is steadily being narrowed, or whether a sizeable portion, of them will be lockclcd. The amount of success we have n-developing our Renmgen bridge- 2 American Armies Seek To Cut Escape Road Of Fleeing I'AIUS, Mm-. 19 (U.I'.)-Two American in-rnics Invc two Gernmn nrniios on the nm this nftomoon .. ) 'J ! (l(: . l ; n ; il » |l ' il ' sL »i«l Seventh Armies Irmrl 1 hr* nil.,I C' i • , . . «»'«*"J; I'll.! Munis , cauishl between llio ililiil Army hammer ami the Scv- ""iij iniininvi ami cue sev- 'i-iiiy nnvll nrc milling about In I 5 ' 10 "!! forces of American and BilL- -omp elc confusion l«|ipcd MI n y a lsh lumbers Joined In the Irallli nmml-scalo air .attack. V cast of the Rhine, ilr"oi,plng hc" v ! American bombers nUtickcd Iho '""'" mills Icadlnii buck Into the e ear of Germany nt dnwn todny. ny ,,,| ( |. <luy morn limn IIIOO medium bombers "nil nKhloi'-bomhci'.-i'had boon sent iiBiilnsl the llcnliiii Nazis. Aim the- sliiuithlei- Mill Is.KoInu on. t'lylni! weather over lh,< target area Is per- ect. Hctm-nhiK Pilots repurt thai hK hwny.1 mid rouds weio packed with 1'ctreailni! troops and civilians Kiiemy In; (.'iml'iisliiii Anil rionl-lliH) currosuontaits with Iho Ililril Army li,,y Mint (ho Nn/.l confusion Is S1 , complete that many Nnx.1 units huvc been nmbiislictl and cut to pieces by Pulton's outrider 1 ; hc-foio they milled n )0 Americans were wllhln strlkliiit distance '1'lic Fourth Armored Division, one or General Pulton's most iinwi'i-ful mid well-li'iilm-il forces, has phmg- cd down ilii; west bunk of the Rhine I" cnplurc the Iwo towns of Dinner nnd Hud Knicanach. ftml Just 1-1 miles ahead lies the WK Ociiiitin city of M'nliu . Wlillc pno unit of the'Fourth 1 Dl- vslon pushes on Itiwarjf sfnini , „„. oilier Is swinging'south In 11 bltt to cut lliti livo 1% l.lglnrays lending put of Ihc Imp. The. troops are over llio Nnlui river nnd nrc iiinrclilng for Die nearest road .alwut 12 miles distant. Two olhcr nrmorctl divisions of tho Ililid Army, the loth and lllh, arc springing a siimll-sc'nli; trap of their own at u,e northwestern corner of the Saar. i,Tho Doughboy,, have won K) miles In the last day's llgliMiis. Lend- troops are converging on the .German communications miller of Kim. And forces movlnic up I" Ihc backwash encircled Nazi nulls. The Seventh Army, holding Hie KOiilhern Hank.of the Saar trap Is pressing forward nil along lla SO- mllc front this afternoon, Twenty or nitirc towns have been swept up and three key enemy centers MOW He Just ahead of the advancing Doughboys f'lrsl Army Moves Uji North of the shrinking Snar poc- et the .second big halllr on German soil Is KiilhcrliiB spend. American First Army troops nrc pushing out of the Rhine Waifs -surrounding llidr, bridgehead across the river at Rcnmgcn. And dispatches from MIC front rcjiorl that stron —_ ,,,,,,, t , i VJ ,\njj/iny iicfvvy ila of bombs on widely scnltcicd |)»its of Geimany. I>rnp Super Bflmln StrlkhiK just one dny nfu-r Ihc heaviest raid of the win on UDIIIH tbo Allied plnncs used Ihe new 11- lon Mipoi bombs * • A slion K Mnt of a Russian oITen- Mvc lo lop all offensives comch today fiom London. A Red Aimy of- flcer In the British capital hiss writ- en nn mtfclo In the Hnsiian embassy organ which stales thnt ho expect* a blow "of stupendous foice , ,, -,--- — say.s that Ihe Mi Ike will opon tlio way foi'« junction of Soviet ami western Allied annles somewhere . In ccnlral Germany " ' ,v At the moment Ihe s]>ol)l»)it on J 0 ,,?" 11 ^ 1 " rront ls centered on Stettin HI the northern end of the Euilln rc|Hirt.s that Russian forces Mima driven a deep wedge onq mile deep Into Altrtiinini the city which lies on the cnst bank of the Odor bcfoic Stettin 6li?Vpm$ Of Hall Sought Taxi Driver May Have Killed More Than Six, Officers Believe LITTLE HOCK, Mar. 19. (UP) " .mu luiuuii muviiiK ^'''le Rock's cliEcf of dcleclives -O up n Hie backwash arc wiping out N - Martin, believes thnt 24-year-olii encircled Naxl ,,,,IL, Jnnies Waybiirn Hal! mny have killed more than the six persons he of tanks and Infantry nre moving up for nn allack nlmcri al the flat plains slrclchtng norlhward to the Hiihr. Those Iroops and tanks are cross- Ing tlie Hhlne over pontoon bridges thrown up by Army Engineers. And today, fresh forces of Engineers arc working feverishly on the collapsed I.uileiulorff bridge, which lies a twisted wreck In the Rhine river. Front corresiHUulc-nU; say that the Engineers have made remarkable repairs already. Thanks to lliem Ihe low of the span iimy not be as severe a blow lo Ihc First Army as many feared. The big American air strike In the Saar was only one of several operations todny by Allied planes. Ptc. Howell Dean Richardson, 34, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. RIcli- .... .... I;!'.;.,) j,j ;i-n w M» C IJ 31 s hns already atlmlllMl iniirderln B Hall carl);!,' Saturday astounded U tie Uock'fhnd state police by calmly iutmtltln B | lc murdered six persons, five-within a period of less than a year. His murder victims included his wUe, three white men a Negro barber and nn unidentified ' Negro woman. 1 Chief Martin, who refuses lo use so-called "third'degree methods" oiv ««}' of his prisoners, believes that Hall may break and confess to other murders Jii surrounding slates. This Is the way Martin puts it: "That boy killed n Negro woman hi Salina, Kansas, seven years ago. You cnn't make me believe that he did not kill another person until he killed his wife last August," , Am) irtns: "I know lie did some killing In between those times and 1 nm just uniting--and hoping that he will talk before it is too late/' Hall told Chief Mnrtlii yesterday that lie began hllch-hlklm- when he was M, years of rise'anil that his,,travels have lakcn iilm through most of the states of the nation. , Meanwhile, Little Rock police ore awaiting the arrival of police from Oklahoma: The Oklahoma police want to question Hall nbout, four unsolved hitch-hike murders In lhat state. And Texas nnd New Mexico police are expected to question; Hall nbout hitch-hike 'murders in those stales. ' The husky, good-looking, red- haired ex-sailor spent yesterday rending a Bible. And expressed only one regret/that of being confined lo n jail cell. Questioned for : a short time by Little Rock and sfate police detectives. Hall asked for a Bible to read In his cell, with this explanation:' "I always reaa irty Bible on Sunday, and see no reSson to stop how Just because I am in jail." And he added: "I know this much: I am not go- Ing • to stay in this world long, And the world will be betier off when I am gone. I am going to read my Bible today, mid regardless of what you may say, I am going to heaven." Weather ARKANSAS-Srtttereci showers this afternoon and tonight. Not quite so warm In west and central !>orttons this afternoon and tonight Tuesday considerable eloild|- s and con!°r. Rho^K" In *•-.

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