0 Served by the No. 1 News .Organization — The Associated Press Hope 'VOLUME 44—NUMBER 139 The Weather Arkansas: Cooler tonight. Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 1943 (AP)™Means Associated Press (NEA)—Moans Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c COPY More Successes in Africa Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN co-operatives have entered Ihe field of big business. O i 1 co-operatives alone did over 110 million dollars' worth of business in 1937. And co-operatives arc no longer limited lo grocery stores and gas stations. They have their own wholesale organizations; they have set up their own oil- blending plants and branched out into Ihe distribution of automobile accessories. 'Co-op' brand lires and butteries are on sale throughout the country. There arc co-operative insurance companies and the rudiments of a banking slruclive. There is a 'co-op' book-buying service. A conservative esli- male lists some four thousand societies with a membership of aproximatcly a million." The goal of a completely "co operative" society would be a I o w n without privately-owned stores, banks, insurance agencies— and newspaper, because in Ihc absence of all private enterprise there would be no advertising and prob- interest in ncwspapcr- ^ Co-operative Merchandising ' Of Limited Appeal in U. S. One of my insurance friends- hands me a trade bulletin expounding the threat of the consumer's co-operative move- rnent to private American enterprise. I quote: "Consumers' John L. Lewis leaves Senate Group Guessing Washington, March 27 —(/I') — John L. Lewis left the Senate War Investigating Committee guessing today as to whether his United Mine Workers would resort to a Strike to enforce their demands for a $2 a day wage increase. Senator Ball, 37-ycarold Minnesota Republican who tangled verbally with Lewis during yesterday's lengthy and often heated hearing, •/"aid he thought the UMW leader •'showed he is determined lo drive ahead and gel any advantage out of the war crisis that he can." Senator Ferguson (R-Mich) said he was "greatly upset and clis- .iurbcd" by Lewis' declaration that <iio considered Ihe general anli- slrike agreement of December, 1941, 'not necessarily binding." Lewis had told Ihe commillce "I think it very unfair to suggest thai I would take advantage of my gov- •3rnment in a crisis." He added he had nol said any- Ihing about striking, and he hoped, like all Americans, thai "no work sloppuge would be necessary." But ho reiterated the UMW "would nol ke guilly of trespassing, on u mine Torporfltion's'Tiroperty" in tlie'flb- sence of a negotiated contract. Lewis explained thai in negotiating for a conlrucl to supplant the current one which expires next ^Thursday, he faced a dilemma. A *-ecenl federal court decision, he related, held that under the wage- hour law no contract was valid that did nol provide for paying Ihe men for till the lime they spcnl inside Ihc mine. The exisling contract •overs only time actually worked. "Lewis declared the mine operator 1 : were unwilling lo pay for Ihe lime spent, in underground traveling between the mouth of the mine and the actual working" sTie. He said D riller the War Labor Board con- ndcd Ihe men couldn't get an increase because they already had received more than the 15 per cent allowed under Ihe lillle slcel formula. He claimed that the War Labor jjpoard itself breached the "no- strike agreement by adopting that ably little reading. Certainly a lot.of us would be oul of a job. And yet, the co-operative movc- menl has but a limited usefulness for Americans. It is adapted lo the distribution of certain commodities and services, such as farm products and electric power—but in any broad application lo Ihc whole field of American business it breaks down. It breaks down for the reason that Americans change their place of residence more frequently than | any people on earth. And the cooperative idea is wholly successful only among a people permanently rooted in one locality — their an- ccslors, themselves, and their sons. The co-opcralivc idea has worked in Europe—bul in any clash with our own America system of private enterprise, mass production and advertising and distribution of nationally-branded goods, Ihe co- OPA to Announce Point Values Sunday Washington, March 27 — (/)') — Sunday morning newspapers will tell Amerftan housewives of new point values for processed fruits and vegetables, and the bcsl guess is Ilia I coupon cosls will be sub- stanlially lower, OPA officails reclined lo cile spccfic figures but indicated numerous reductions, and a few increases, could be expected when Ihc new lable is made public. Charge on Ruml Tax Plan Riles Backers Washington. March 27 — (/!') — Charging desperate attempts arc being made to "smear" Ruml plan supporters, riled House Republicans loday prepared to demand proof of an accusation that Ihey had been promised "abundant campaign funds" if they won congressional approval 'of the skipa- year income lax proposal. Concerning Ihat accusation yesterday from Rep. Dingell (D MictO, Rep. Knutson (R - Minn.), leading the Republican battle for Ihc Ruml plan, said "we'll certainly call on him to produce his evidence," and House Minority Leader Martin (R-Mass.) told newspapermen: "It's juot a desperate smear campaign waged by those who realize they're fighting a losing batlle. 51 is absolutely ridiculous, and shows how desperate are Ihose who are fighting Ihe Carlson (Ruml) bill " The sharp Republican response' came as the House held its first Saturday session of the yea:' to continue the uebale. Yesterday il heard Dingell say: "I am convinced thai the minority, silling on Ihe Republican side of Ihe aisle has promise of abundant campaign funds should llvi remission bring about the skipping of one year's taxation and I don't know bul what the generous Republicans would nol remember the assistance given them by a low Democrals on our side. "You may have a substantial campaign fund to enhance your reelection, but your opponent, if ha has a lick of sense, will bc.-il you lo a frqzzled edge and \\ill lake your seal in this house because you cannot defend giving formula instead of permitting "a udicial determination of Ihe .equities involved." 'Another Oil Producer for ^Midway Field Stamps, Ark., March 27—-Special —Another producer was added this week to the growing list in the Midway field of Lafayette county. [•<!. is Arkansas Fuel Oil Company's |Luzenia Creek No. 2 N o£ the C of Iscction 9-15-24. Top of Porosily l\vas around G400 feet. The test was flowing lule Thursday and was slill cleaning itself Friday, and no /tidal gauge could be obtained. Operators declare it to be a good veil though. The next test due in Jor that area is Barnsdall Oil Company's Millard F. Creek C of NE 5W section 10-15-24 which was drill- ig below 0300 feet expecting lo hit "ic pay any niomcnl. BurnsdaH's Grace No. 1, Miller Fcounly wildcat which lust week paused a small furry in lease and oyally trading because of its ex- Hcellent showing in the pay, has re- •ised to flow satisfactorily after *rsl produclion tests, operators pontinue efforts toward completion however with Ihe expectations that |he test will result in a producer, gwabbing operations were resorted Thursday and Friday operators ecided to drill deeper. Exact location is the SE NW section 4-1518 miles due west of the Midway Kid. [Other activities in the Midway [•a include, one new location an- ounced this week by Barnsdall as L. Creek in the SE NW of sec on 9-15-24. Gene Goff hud set ]irfucu casing at his Darnell No. 2 |E NE section 9-15-24 and were Vipslocking. Southwood Oil Com- jmy continues to make prepuru- n's to spud in at Us Hodnett No. 9' NE section 18-15-23, one of sev- operalive idea is bound lo come off a poor second. For Ihc desirability of our American products is alone enough to preserve the system which created them. The only thing we have lo fear is governmental intervention in behalf of the co-opcralivc movement —an attempt to force il upon Ihe people because of some arbitrary notion that collectivism is a bel- ler way of life. This is something to beware of while the war is on, for there arc always some people in any government who are willing to use the war emergency lo grind some special axe. Allies Bomb Enemy Bases in Series of Raids By The Associated Press Allied warplancs were officially credited today with blasting five Japanese strongholds in the arc of islands above Australia, while on the Burma front the RAF, flying from bases in India, carried out widespread attacks on enemy tar- gels. Gen. Douglas MacArlhur's hcudr quarters said United Nations airmen dropped 19 tons of bombs on the new Japanese base at Wcwak, in northern New Guinea, and scored two direct hits with 500 - pound bombs on a 4,000 ton Japanese cargo ship. Other Alleici bombers pounded the enemy at Finschhafcn, Sula- maua, Lac and Mubo, and swept 14 limes over Japanese positions in the region where Gen. MacArlhur's' forces arc thrusting up the New Guinea coast. In Burma, RAF bombers twice attacked the rail stalion at Mony- wa, 60 miles west of Mandalay, raided a Japanese - occupied town on the Mayu peninsula, and slrafccl Ihe airdrome a I Toungoo. Meanwhile, Maj. Gen. Claire L. Chennault, commander of Ihc new 14lh U. S. Air Force in China, declared Ihc unil would play a major part in bringing about the unconditional surrender of Japan. "We'll get at him svhcrc it will hurt," he said. Divorcee Held for Shooting Tulsa Woman Tulsa, Okla., March 2 — (/P) — Mrs. Ella B. Howard, Fort Worth divorcee, pleaded innocent today at her arraignment on a charge of murder in the Mayo hotel room shooting of Mrs. T. Karl Simmons, widely known horsewoman. Common Pleas Judge Carter Smith set her preliminary hearing for Wednesday she was held without bond. The courtroom was crowded, Spout of Doom Salty geyser rises as shell fire falls short of a Nazi U-boat during battle between the sub and a Canadian- corvette in the North Atlantic. (Passed by Canadian censors. Official Royal Canadian Navy photo released through Universal Pictures for "Corvettes in Action."} Adkins to Allow Racing Group Funds Ltitllc Rock, March 27 —(/I 1 ) — Governor Adkins will alow the $7,525 annual racing commission appropriation bill lo become law without his signature "because I slated in my inaugural address thai if an aproprialion was made for the racing commissoin il should have lo be initiated by the legislature and not by me." ; away $10,000,000,000 needed for war purposes al this crilical Urn?." Rep. Lynch (D-NY) charged *hc Republicans sought lo wreck the Democralic administration's war economy "and through Ihat wreckage climb back lo political power." The inter - party batlle apparently had brought about a measure of cohesion of Democrats not before demonstrated in the 78lh congress. One ufler another they leveled verbal blasts at the Ruml plan while the Republicans praised it as the only fair and practical means for placing 44,000,000 income taxpayers on a pay-as-you-go basis. Many Expect FDR to Veto Farm Measure USDA to Help Classify Farm Registrants Arkansas' 75 county USDA Wai- Boards have been handed the job us assisting in the selective service classification of agricultural registrants. County War Boards were asked by Secretary of Agriculture Claude U. Wickard, lo make requests immediately for the deferment of registrants who are necessary farm workers and farm operators not now in Class 2-C or 3-C and whose Adkins reduced lo four Ihe niim- I deferment has not been otherwise bcr of bills remaining on his desk from the recent legislature when he signed two yesterday. They carried annual appropriations of $10,524.000 for Ihc education department and $125,000 for the vocational education division. Many Pole Peasants Killed by Germans London, March 27 — Between lal locations that company till in the new field. will 50 and 100 Germans were killed in u pitched buttle between Polish peasants and 2,000 German SS and SA troopers aided by tanks and plans, the Polish telegraph agency reported today. The agency said peoplt of Ihe districts of Krasnobrod, 60 miles northwest of Lwow, and Luszczucz fled to the foresls lo escape d- portalion to Grmun factoris and farms, /ought off searching parties and finally resisted for several days a force of 2,000 Germans. In reprisal, the agency said, the Germans executed 60 poles at nearby places, massacred th population of tile village of Hamcrnia, then burned every building and ploughed over the sites of several towns. requested. To be eligible for Class 2-C or 3-C, a registrant must be necessary to and regularly engaged in an agricultural occupation or agricultural endeavor essential to the Food for Freedom program. "The young men of Arkansas who are producing Food for Freedom are serving their country as loyally as though they were in the Armed Forces," Earl N. Martindale, chairman of the Hempstead County USDA War Board, said and with many spectators standing. Dc- puly Sheriffs had lo force an aisle trough crowds in the corridor outside the courtroom for Mrs. Howard and her attorney, Charles Coakncy. Mrs. Howard was dressed in a blue suit, white blouse, borwn hat and tan shoes. She carried an alligator skin bag. She did not speak durig the hearing. Her plea was entered by her atlorney. She showed only slight nervousness. Mrs. Howard, 44, prematurely gray and the mother of u son and daughter, was taken into custody Thursday night shortly afler Mrs. Simmons was found dead in Mrs. Howard's room in the fashionable Mayo hotel. Assistant County Atlorney M. S. Simmj, who brought the murder charge against Mrs. Howard, said ihat: Mrs. Howard declared Mrs. Simmons forced herself into her room at the hotel at pislol point threatening to kill her. Mrs. Howard seized the gun, and in the ensuing struggle, il was discharged. Mrs. Simmons was shot in the heart, shoulder and hand, and died almost instantly. Mrs. Howard ran lo another room doown the hall, where she called an attorney. Mrs. Howard said she knew the 55-year old Mrs. Simmons only slightly, and offered no reason why Mrs. Simmons should threaten her. Simmons, still distraught by his wife's death, has remained at his home. He conferred briefly by telephone with Simms but said he had not seen Mrs. Howard nor his wife Thursdcy. Simms said he believed the death weapon, a .25 caliber pistol, was owned by Mrs. Simmons. Mrs. Howard related she came lo Tulsa Wednesday on business and had been unable to obtain ;i plane reservation for icturn U> Fort Worth until Thursday night. added that "The farm boy's overalls are his uniform, and it's an honor to wear them". At the same time, he appealed to iill Arkansas farmers to plan fjr maximum war production Ihi.i year, despite the shortages with which they are confronted. Basis for recommending deferment of farm workers will be data taken from the 1943 farm plan sheets, which now are being signed throughout the stale, and from '- the farm manpower inventory, a part of the produclion plan sheet Although county USDA War Boards will make recommendations, the final decision for classification of an agricultural istrant will be made by local selective service boards. Mrs. Simmons' horses have cup- tured many blue ribbons in shows over the nation. She and Simmons maintained a stock farm near here. Like Money Drawing Interest Baonville, Mo. f*Pi—-When qonder- ing what to buy his wife for her birthday anniversary, Capt. C. V. Anderson of Kemper Military School was casually clearing out his desk. Back in a corner lit- found u package. In it were three pairs of nylon hose he had purchased long ago, for a birthday present for Mrs. Anderson, and had forgotten lo take home. Washington, March 27 — (/P) — President Roosevelt had the opportunity today to bolster the administration's stand against blanket wage boosts by vetoing a farm price increase bill. Most congressional leaders expected him to do just that — bul the question seemed to be whether ho could make such a velo stick. Before him was a measure unanimously approved in final form ycs- terday by the Senate. It would set aside an executive directive for deduction of government benefit payments from parity price .standards in selling farm product price ceilings. With OPA Administrator Prcn- tiss Brown assorting such a law would boost food prices an average of 7 per cent, the way apparently was open for a bristling veto reaffirming the administration's determination to hold the line against what it terms inflationary movements. Whether a veto could be made to stand, however, seemed lo depend largely on the ability of administration leaders to gel enough "city" votes recorded in a House roll call to prevent a two - thirds margin to override there. Any such hopes in the Senate seemed futile since only the two Rhode Island members voted "no" when the measure originally was passed there. Leaders jockeyed, meanwhile, to prevent precipitate action by the Senate agriculture committee on a companion measure to include all farm labor costs in calculating parity. Parity is a standard aimed lo equalize prices at which farmers exchange their crops for man unfaclured articles. It also is Ihe base to which farm price ceilings are anchored. The Senate returned this House- approved measure to the committee yesterday on a voice vote after farm bloc determination to push it to passage hud collapsed after expression of opinion thai il was u bad hour lo be approving such u bill when labor leaders were seeking wage increases. Minnow Makes Sucker Of Bass Lu.vton, Okla. (/I 1 )— The Eskimo, seated beside a hole in the ice waiting for u fish to conic past and get itself caught, doesn't have much on Charlie Gassaway. | He went to Lake Lawtonku one j day when it was frozen over, eurv- 1 ed u hole in the ice, throw in a frozen niinnuw and—lie says—landed a five-pound bass in no lime. Watch Dog's Really In Doghouse Now Charlotte, N. C. i.'JV—Raiding a hen house, the thief locked the watch dog in the clog house before going about the business of picking off four hens and a roaster. Nazis Massing to Try to Cross Donets River —Europe By EDDY GILMORE Moscwo, March 27 — (ff>) — The German Army, in a desperate drive to crack stubborn Soviet defenses on the Donets river north of Chuguev has massed fresh troops, a big force artillery and a heavy concentration of air power against the Russian lines there, it was officially reported today. While the Germans concentrated their heaviest power in this sector, Sussian vanguards on the ionlral front again edged toward Smo- lensk, little more than 30 miles away. The Soviet mid - day commun ique said numerous attacks north of Chuguev were repulsed. There is a 50 - mile stretch o: the twisting Donets river between Chuguev and Belgorod, where the Russians are beginning to pound the Germans. Slightly north of Chugucv, the battle line on the river turns .. abruptly eastward, then wings north again in an almost straight line. This is u tough area io defend because there is a high bank on the western side and a low, bank on the eastern side. The newspaper Pravda said German attacks in this area began at dawn yesterday when large forces of motorized infantry and tanks were thrown into battle. Big units of the German air force preceded the land forces. The Red Army met the Nazi charge with tanks. The Army newspaper Red Star said the big force the Germans had concentrated north of Chuguev was in direct anticipation of an early crossing of the Donets. The German commanders were said to believe this great new eight of numbers, plus a sky-full of divcbomb- crs, would turn the trick on which they had been disappointed already They Coll This Speedy Justice Charlotte, N. C. (/I')—The deputy n superior court shouted: "Oyez, Jye/., this hororublc court is convc- icd to Iransnct official business." He then cleared his throat and vent at it again: "Oyzc, Oyze, this lonorable court now takes a recess until 10 o'clock Monday morning. God su"c the state and this honor- jblc court." That was all. The session lasted exactly one minute. The judge was absent. time after lime. (The German high command communique broadcast from Berlin and recorded by the Associated Press made no reference to these new concentrations of force nor to the bloody fighting on the Donets descrbicd by the Russians. (The German bulletin reported an enemy attack at the Kuban bridgehead was repulsed, with Russian loss of numerous tanks, and ihut south of Lake Ladoga, below embattled glcningrad, weak Soviet attacks were frustrated.) The Russian morning communi- que described one savage Red Army counterattack east of Belgorod last night when Red Army troops stormed into German trenches and killed almost a company of the enemy. The war bulletin described the struggle as ct hand-to-hand combat and said that at the end the Red Army force held the enemy's positions and a large quantity of his guns and ammunition. The Germans have been making a gigantic effort for a major break-through in the sector north of Chugucv, in the 50 mile stretch of river between Chuguev and Belgorod. They are using increasing numbers of dive bombers, tanks, motorized troops and infantry. So far, however, the Russians are holding every push and not giving in anywhere, it was re- More Acreage on Cotton to Be Allowed Farmers who do not ovcrplant their 1943 cotton acreage allotment by more than ten per cent will be considered not to have exceeded their allotmenl, Earl N. Martindalc, Chairman Hempstead County AAA Committee made known today. This announcement followed by just a few days a statement by Secretary Wickard thai additional cotton acreage would be permitted. "Each arm operator in Arkansas has al- •cady received nolicc of Ihe cotton acreage allotment for his farm and it is not anticipated that the figure contained in this notice will be changed", Mr. Marlindale explained. If, al the time the cotton acreage s measured, the allotment has been exceeded by not more than ten per cent all producers on that [arm are assured: (1) There will be no marketing quota penalty in respect to the marketing of cotton produced on that farm; (2) The AAA Production Adjustment Payment for that farm will be computed on the official 1943 colton acreage allolmcnl: (3) No deduction will be made because of the over- planting against any AAA payment earned on that farm; and (4) i-.oans will be available at the full loan rate on the cotton produced on that farm. Three major factors affecting farmers in various parts of Arkansas will determine the extent to which they take advantage of this relaxation of regulations, Mr. Martindale explained. These arc the inabilily to obtain sufficient labor, fertilizer, and machinery at the lime and in the quantities in which they arc needed. "The increased produclion of short staple cotlon should only be considered afler ar- rangcmcnls had been made to meet 1943 essential war crop goals," cautioned Mr. Martindalc. "This includes food and feed crops for the families and livestock on the farm as well as Ihese crops for market." Contributors to County Red Cross Drive Spearheads of 3 Allied Armies Report Gains —Africa By EDWARDY KENNEDY Allied Headquarters in Norlh Africa, March 27 —(#>)— The hard- driving British Eighth Army's sustained offensive against the Mareth Line is getting "satisfactory results" and won a further success in a local attack yesterday in spite of the most determined resistance; Allied headquarters announced today. At the same time the British' First Army, grouped to contain the forces of Col.-Gen. Jurgen Von Arnim in the north before Tunis and Bizerte, was reported to be lashing out in what lhe.communi-> que called "reconnaissance in force." Midday reports received at headquarters said American troops in- Central Tunisia had launched a' surprise drive toward Fondouk, 15 miles southwest of the big enemy ~/air base at Kairouan. This sector « is to Ihe northeast of Faid Pass and over 100 miles lo the north o'f the American sector at Maknassy and El Guctar, where Lieut. Gen. George S. Pation, Jr's armored and motorized forces have thrust spearheads against the German coastal supply lines. No major attacks and only local activity was reported in the later , sector of the communique, how- k ever. "Operations continued yesterday with satisfactory results'!" said the communique in telling of the week- old battle on the Mareth Line front. "In one sector our forces carried out a successful attack, and operations are proceeding according to plan in spite of stiff resistance by the enemy. Many-prisoners were ported. The midday communique said six German tanks were destroyed by Russian guns in the Chugucv sector and two others crippled by Russian land mines. More German strongpoints have been taken by Russian troops driving toward Smolensk and a Nazi counterattack in one sector was thrown back with heavy losses, it was said. The latest activity, it was announced, consisted mainly of consolidating captured lines and car- lying out scouting operations. On tliis weslrcn front three still are three main Soviet thrusts: units striking northeast of Smo- lensk, a force moving westward along the VyazmaSmolensk railway and 'highway: and a group in the dorogobuzh sector, blow the railway and 5U miles cast of Smolensk. ! len'sk. Rabbit Eats Ration Meal Carlsbad. N. M. Wi—Paul Ball, nival rehuliilikilion supervisor, cau- yht n cottontail rabbit while he was driving through the country. He placed it. alive, in the glove compartment of his car. That night, at home, he was listing to the radio and heard the announcer mention "rabbit." Ball snapped his fingers;then Laughs At Rationing Davidson, Okla. i.^p—Cloihing rut- i dashed to the garage and rescued ioning doesn't scare M. E. Gregory, j the bunny from the grove compart- Why he bought his hunting coat in j ment. Brother rabbit had eaten his 1905. has worn it annually, and it's still in good shape. sugar ration coupons and was start- in;; on the gus rations. Total previously reported $7,873.91 I. L. Pilkinton 5.00 Irnest Simpson 4.00 Mr. and Mrs. Recce Chambless 2.50 Omera Evans 2.00 Arthur C. Anderson 3.00 E. E. Austin 3.00 Undine Anderson 1.00 H. E. Reed 1.00 Arthur Fricrson 1.00 Helen Turnugc 1.00 Dr. C. P. Zimmerlcy 1.00 Mrs. C. P. ZimmcrU'y 1.00 arnell Zimmerley .50 Mrs. J. E. Allen I. E. Allen Preston Allen Mrs. Paralce House Mrs. Leon Bundy Jackie Bundy J. W. Frith N. C. Purtle I. W. Ames Jr Mrs. Bertha Martin Mrs. W. H. Olmstcad Mrs. Ervu Moses Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Allen Mrs. Robcrl Martin Mr. and Mrs. James B. Smith Mary and Georgia Smith Mrs.' Roy Ward Mrs. Celesta Rogers Mrs. J. Goodwin Mrs. John Hunt . . .. Mrs. Wiley Robinson Mrs. O. C. Cook Grady England Mrs. J. T. Martin Mrs. E. Hill Mrs. John Newbcrry Mrs. M. N. Yocom Mrs. J. W. Cunningham Mrs. J. L. Lewis . Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Brewitt Miss Margaret Prewitt . .. Mrs. L. Mclnlosh Mrs. Carter Johnson James W. Cantley Mrs. C. E. Weaver Mrs. J. H. Walker Mrs. Dale Rogers Mrs. Joe Rogers Mrs. Carl B. Jones Mrs. Henry Taylor Mrs. A. K. Hollawuy Mrs. Mitchell Williams ... 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 3.00 1.00 1.00 2.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 .25 1.00 .25 1.00 .50 .50 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 .35 l.OOJ 1.00 3.00 .50 2.50 2.50 . 1.00 2.00 2.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 .25 2.00 3.00 2.00 a,« It was not certain, from the Allied announcement, whether Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery's Eighth Army had won its new success in the Zarat area northeast of Mareth, where a bridgehead was established across the Wadi Zig- zaou last weekend and then lost during a German counterattack, or whether Montgomery was striking at a new point. The Eighth Army, at grips with the enemy in some of the bitterest fighting yet witnessed in Africa, continued to receive the heaviest support from Allied air forces which maintained bomb and ma- chinegun assaulls on German and Ilalian forls, gun posilions, troop concentrations, tank parks and air fields. It was estimated at headquarters that between 80 and 100 enemy vehicles were destroyed from the air yesterday. There was an almost continous air pounding of. the enemy's con- cenlralion at El Hamma, 20 miles west of Gabes and behind Ihe Mareth Line, but for Ihe third successive day the communique failed lo mention the situalion of the British armored forces which had skirted the flank of Marshal Erwin Rommel and approached to within eight miles of that crossroads in the desert. The British First Army's patrols were out in force in the Mcdjez- El-Bab and Bou Arada areas, the natural springboard for any Allied offensive in the northern sector, here the advance units are only some 40 miles from Ihe coasl. The communique said some prisoners were captured and casualties were inflicted. British Bisley bombers ranging over the Axis supply lines hit Iwo freight trains southwest of Tun started fires in a wooded urea at Oudrcf which could be seen GO miles away and attacked the docks al Sfax. American Flying Fortresses cruised over the sea between Tunisia and Sicily hunfTng enemy shipping and were utlucked by 15 Messerschmilts shooting down four of them. Altogether 10. enemy planes were shot down in air battles and up and down the front, and other Algiers 'asl night during an enemy raid. Against these, the Allies suffered one plane lost, the communi- que said. Tolul lo dale $7,951.51 How To Cause A Riot Pueblo, Col.i/l 1 !—There was never a dull moment afler W. A. Flynn, 30 dozen pairs of women's nylon department store manager, placed hosiery on sole. Even the police couldn't hold back the crowds. Two glass display cases were broken and two others pushed over. Carpenters had wouldn't be crushed, to be called to make emergency Seven hundred women reached the display cases lo compte for the 360 pairs and another 300 milled about Ihc locked doors.
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