Clipped From The Newark Advocate
V'aeiu-said, - p-j p-j ! M- - hnfnra arriving hnnw VrJ GrandsonKilled in Plane Crash; Grandiather Dies Hours Later Death struck twice within 24 hours in the Risher home, 69 Summit street, when news came Sunday that Captain Tex Risher, 25, recently discharged from the U. S. Army, who left here several hours earlier had been killed in an airplane crash. The message, preceded by a few hours the death of his grandfather, Christopher C. Risher, 87. retired oil well contractor, whom he had visited here Saturday night for a short time. Mr. Risher suffered a broken hip some time ago and had been ill the past 10 weeks. His grandson, grandson, an instructor in the air forces the past few years, was the owner 'of 'lls.own Plane and since he was discharged had been doing commercial flying. He was flying 1 from New York to at. Louis Saturday, Saturday, and was forced down here at '.' . Heath airport on account of .antw TtU sVioTsit h a,- a,- ! Captain Rusher was accompan- accompan- i1(?d by a naval doctor, also re- re- :cently discharged, who w-as w-as w-as en- en- . itmnv kk v . uuuis, vpa m ! . 1 oId rela,,ves J? leav,")a ,mmfdli,tel: e that he was U. ...iU (hB icomi" iiiwi irum ici v aim mill mc mJ,,; , l;, .,Jf,,Ua. uin critical, he expetced to return to! Newark Sunday by plane and j bring his father, Merrill Risher, B"!Fr:Tex" 81,11 ''C-cRl-,1V' ''C-cRl-,1V' ''C-cRl-,1V' ''C-cRl-,1V' ''C-cRl-,1V' I word was received here Sunday I afternoon from- from- Merrill Risher j iih.n hi rm i,arl hr. uiii,.rl in a 1 Hi-taiU Hi-taiU Hi-taiU wpr oivpn anH it i not! j known whether the former naval doctor also was killed. C. V. Kisher was born Aug. 10, 1857 in Pittsburgh, Pa. His first wife. Mrs, Elizabeth Risher, a daughter Hazel and a son George are deceased. Surviving ar" his widow, the former Mrs. Maude Swinehart; three daughters and three sons; Mrs. Iva Cochrane of Oklahoma City, Okla.: Mrs. Ruth Hayes of Edmond. Okla.; Mrs. Vera Braden of Warren, Ind.; Merrill Risher of Borger, Te::.; I.ee Risher of ZanesviIIe, and Guy W. Risher of Newark. He also leaves 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren: great-grandchildren: great-grandchildren: one brother, J. C. Risher of New Lexington. The deceased was a member of the Scottish Rite, F. and A. M. f Pittsburgh. The body is at the Householder funeral home and services will be held there Wednesday at 1 p. m. Rev. A. D. Barham will officiate, and burial will be made in Cedar Hill cemetery. Petain Asked Armistice To Save France Says Action Taken As Only Way To Preserve Nation. Paris, June 11. (AP) Marshal Marshal Petain said today he had asked an armistice as "the only way to preserve France." He told a commission, questioning him in prelutlc to his trial, that the action "prevented France flom becoming another Poland."; Asked whv he requested an . , : armistice, Petain answered: ; "It was the only way to ore serve France. I believe more than ever that the armistice has been a saviour. It assured the liberty of hundreds of thousands of soldiers who would have been made prisoners. prisoners. It enabled the existence of a free zone, preserved the integrity integrity of the French empire and favored a landing of the Anglo-Saxons. Anglo-Saxons. Anglo-Saxons. "It also secured the existence of a French government author- author- ity which has been able to protect France. The armistice has pre- pre- vented France from becoming an - other Poland. tn answer to a Question wheth- wheth- ier the armistice was in keeping with French obligations to Great,1 Britain that no separate peace be j de-made, Petain replied that Minister Churchill told him at Tours on June 1Q, 1940, that j "England would not abandon anj unhappy ally, even if she asks; Aus-for peace." "1 demanded an armistice, not. a peace," Petain said and asserted that he always had favored resistance movement.