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Served by the No. 1 News Organization — The Associated Press Hope Star The Weather Arkansas: Cooler this afternoon iind tonight: light local frost near northern border today. 44—NUMBER 152 Star of Hope, 1B99; Press, 1927. Consolidated January IB, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, APRIL 12, 1943 (AP)—Moans Associated Press )—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c COPY ighth Army Enters Sousse _^5___ . ———— — •• ~c Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN Poor Little Rock McFaddin Speaks His Mind There was a speech made in Little Rock last week as only a ccrlain Hope man could make it. E .F. McFaddin, former r,)Hope city attorney, now associate justice of the Arkansas Su- remc Court, had the candor to tell Little Rock why the rest of the state doesn't like it. Deferment for Fathers in New Draft Shakeup -Washington North Little Rock Fire Loss $50,000 Court Upholds Conviction of Drunk Driving Little Rock, April 12 — (/I 1 ) — A 1943 act authorizing appeal from * guilty pleas in misdemeanor cases in municipal or mayors' courts came too late to affect a Fayellc- ville resident convicted on a drunken driving charge, the S u p r e m '_• Court ruled today. ^ The holding directed Washington Circuit, court to sel aside ils order relieving L. F. Bell from suspension of his driver's license. Bell was fined $100 in Fayeltcvillc Municipal Court Nov. 22, 1942 on , his plea of guilty. The municipal ' court 'iiade no order regarding his drivers license but the law provides for suspension upon conviction. On appeal the circuit court modified the ruling to provide that his driver's license could not be suspend- .1't ed during his good behavior. In ils Servants of the People column the Sunday Gazelle reported on last Wednesday's Lions club mceling as follows: "It was plain talk from the justice from Hope, who said later: 'It's a fact—I was elected to Ihe supreme court simply because 1 said, "My opponents live in Little Rock".' "He complained ... of the antagonism between smaller towns and Little Rock, and urged Uitllc Rockians to unbend in their attitude toward their small town neighbors. He accused the Little Rock newspapers of playing down or ignoring news from the stale out- sidc of Ihc capital city and said this added to the ill-feeling against Litlle Rock." II must have been a jolt for those Litlle Rockians. But the justice's homelownsmcti svould have been braced for anything. 1 recollect one day in Hope Rotary club when Ed McFaddin, Jim Henry and Roy Anderson were on a committee and scheduled to bring in a report. They filed three dissenting opinions. . . But there is more truth than dissent in what Justice McFaddin told Little Rock last week. One of the factors thai has made enemies for Little Rock has been became r.rf,. f .iive I the capital city's attempt in past 1 ' the University of The 1943 law Feb. 20, but the court said: "This act has no application hero for the reason that it requires the motion for an t'rjpeal to be filed ($ witnTh'30 'days rff trio" dale""of the'" judgment from which it was soughl to appeal and thai time expired bo- fore the act became effective." A Washington chancery court ruling distributing the estate of Ihc late Miss Dora Dingle of Elm *•• Springs, Washington County, into eighteen shares was" affirmed with the holding that grand - nieces and grand nephews took the same .status as nephews and nieces under ils construction of her will. At- Ct tornoy said the estate was substantial. J. L. Stafford, executor of the estate, brought the action to determine whether Ihe estate should be divided among four nephews and ,. nieces or among eighteen nephews, * nieces, grand-nephews, and grandnieces. Nieces and nephews were: Mrs. Minnie B. Craddock, Cisco, Texas; Col. William Presley 'Dingle, Fort Brown, Texas; Mrs. Flora Dingle Jcsscph, Chicago, ( and Mrs. Stella Dingle Rosenthal, Spokane,- Wash. A Pike chancery decree based on an unsuccessful Pike county cinnabar mining venture was partly rever.vcd. ... The nigh tribunal said the trial court correctly held that ten stockholders of the Southern Mining & Reduction Co., Inc., who put up $10,000 individually to finance mining operations of Southern and Ihc Craig Mining Co., were entitled to 'i a lien against mining properties but applied to eosls, liens of laborers, material, men and judgments in that order but said the court erred in allowing S.L. Craig, organizer of Ihe mining venture, 42 per cent of tj total proceeds from liquidation of the properties. The high tribunal placed the claim of the ten stockholders ahead of Craig's and directed thai any balance after satisfaction of all claims should be divided 42 per '-* cen tto Craig and 5B per cent to Southern. Affirmed was a Pulaski chancery decree upholding legality of a will executed by Mrs. Ella Gray of Little Uock April 21, 1939, in which •) she left her estate consisting principally of real estate to her sister Mis Annabel Saundcr. Mrs. Gray executed three wills, one of which left the eslale to her husband, John M. Gray, and on the basis of this Gray asked the court - to enl'.T a finding that no valid will existed. Because of Ihe death of Associate Justice Ben E. Carter the supreme court adjourned immediately after announcing ils decisions. Two Sisters Killed When Hit by Train Beebe. April 12 (A'l — After •t wailing carefully for a northbound train to pass, two little girls, sisters, .started across the Missouri Pacific track last night and were killed by a southbound train which they presumably failed to see. They were Lois Virginia and '£ Lula Catherine Huntsman, 15 and 10 respectively, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Huntsman. Besides the parents, two sister and a brother survive. I ., ^...rs to take Arka sas away from Faycltcville and move it to 'a more central point" . . . i. c., Little Rock. • The univeruily agitalion..died, of course, a tier the installation of many new and costly buildings at Fayetlcvillc—but the cncmity for Lillle Rock, cooked up in the hearts of all her small neighbor cities, lingers on. Justice McFaddin may not be the most tactful person in the world, tramping on sore municipal toes; but in provoking a debate he has no peer—and perhaps debate can be helpful even on n quarrel of this long standing. High Court Justice Ben E. Carter Dies I'cxarkana. April 12 — (/I'l — A heart attack, following a brief and apparently minor illness, caused the death here last nighl of Associate Justice Ben E a. Ctrl re toeh ciate Justice Ben E. Carter of the Arkansas Supreme court, The 48 - year - old jurist and former chairman of Ihe Slate Utilities commission, returned In his home iierc from Lillle Rock 10 days ago in apparent excellent health. Early last week he became ill. and shortly after 8 p. m. last night he died. News of his death was a shock to his friends and asociate, in eluding Governor Adkin who declared "the state has suffered a great loss and I, personally, have lost a faithful, loyal and I r u c friend." Carter, a native Texarkanian and member of one of the eily's most prominent families, had a distinguished legal and political record. Educated at Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard college a n d Harvard law school, ho served 18 months in France during World War I as a field artillery captain. Alter the war he completed his legal training and returned to Texarkana to establish a private practice, associated with his father, the late Judge J. M. Carter. He entered politics to serve two terms as city attorney during which he won wide attention by carrying to the supreme court of Ihe United Slalcs and winning one of Ihe stale's firsl major ulili- ty rate reduction cases. Later he served two terms a Miller county representative in the slate legislature. When Governor Adkins took office in 1941 he named Carter chairman of the Stale Utilities commission and, commenting on his death last night, said "lie was considered one of the best informed men in public utility matters in the enlirc country". North Lillle Rock, April 12 —' ).,_ j, OHS estimated at $50,000 was caused by fire of undetermined ori gin that swept the Jackson cookie plant here early Sunday. J. C. Jackson, plant manager said it might be impossible lo re build until after the war but service would be provided the company's customers by ils plants at Memphis and Oklahoma City. By CHARLES MALONY Washington, April 12 — (/Ti — Thousands of men who became "dads" in the last two years were given draft deferment status as fathers for the first lime in a new regulation announced by selective Service today. Local boards were told to classify as fathers all those whose children were born before last September 15. Fathers, now the only men deferred solely because of family relationship, cannot be drafted until further orders are sent to the boards. Under previous regulations dependents acquired a time a man's induction was immincnl did nol count toward deferment but this rule is now eliminated. Thus many fathers whose children were born during the period since drafting began late in 1910 and especially in the last two years of heavy draft calls, were subject to the draft because of the "imminence of selection" rule. Now, however, jusl so they oceanic fathers before lasl Sept. 15 they have the same status as parents of three, four or more years standing. The preferred draft status o farmers, whose 2 C and 3 C classifications were left intact, was cmphascci as the regulation: Eliminated the nine month old 3 B clasifiealion. which had put all men having , dependents and holding any job in an essential activity behind 3 - A men like family relationship in the order of call. Ordered reclassificalion lo 1 A of all men outside of farming except those personally essential lo essential activities and t h o s e whose induction would mean "extreme hardship and privation" to dependents. Reserved exclusively for fathers the 3 - A classification, which has been open lo childless married men and hardship ease single men engaged in aclivilic outside both the essential and non defer- able lists. Created a now classification, 'A D, for deferment of anyone whoso induction would "result in extreme harship and privation to a wife, child or parent with whom he maintains a bona fide family relationship in their home." Selective Service spokesmen said farmers who have been in class 3 A, including childless married men, would be shifted automatically to 3 C for continuance of their deferment. The 2 C classifi- catoin defers farmers without dc- Grave Problems of Defeat Enter Axis Discussions —Europe Revised Draft Schedule of Classifications Washington, April 12 — (/!') — The revised classifications for Selective Service announced today by War Manpower Commission Paul V. McNutt follow: I-A — Available for military service. 1-A-O—Conscientious objector available for noncombal- tant military service. ]-C — Member of land or naval forces of the United Slates. 1I-A — Man necessary in his essential civilian activity. II-B — Man necessary to the war production program. 1I-C — Man deferred by reason of his auricullural occupation or endeavor. II1-A —Man with child or children deferred by reason of maintaining bona fide family relationship. 11I-C—M:i n with dependents who is regularly engaged in agricultural occupation or endeavor. III-!")—Man deferred because induction would cause extreme hardship and privation to a wife child, or parent with whom he maintains a bona fide family... relationship. IV-A—Man 45 years old or over who is deferred by reason of age. iV - E — Official deferred by law. IVC—Neutral aliens requesting relief from liability for training and service, and aliens not acceptable to the armed forces. 1V-D— Minister of religion or divinity student. IV - E — Conscientious objector available for work of national importance. 1VF — Physically, mentally, or morally unfit. IV-II— Men 88 to 4. r i now deferred because their age group is not being accepted for military service. (This group is being reclassified in case of eventual call.) A s sociated Press April 12 — f/P) —Adolf Stepping Stones for Invasion? Corsica, under French rule since (768, hissed Mussolini, and was bombed and occupied by Italy in summer ol 1940. Once lamed lor its col- orlul bandits, Corsica today harbors axis marauders Copc ^* or *5A_ Rogliano«f Miles 50 By The London. Hitler and Premier Mussolini have just concluded a four - day conference in the shadow of the most alarming Axis prospects since the war began — expulsion'from Africa and immincnl Allied invasion of the European continent. The Axis leaders, according to the German radio, admitted their meeting was held against a background of stern military events, especially in the Italian realm," but came up with the typical Axis statement that they had dedicated themselves and their people to "the complete annihilation of any future danger which might threaten the European - African area from the west or from the cast." The location of. this twelfth war time meeting of the two European Axis partners in which. Japanese reprcsentalivs apparently t o o k o part was described by the Axis adio as having occurcd at "Hit- cr's headquarters." which could liive meant almost anywhere in ccupled Europe, even somewhere n Russia. Earlier reports had leclarcd the meeting was to be at he Bcrnner Pass, on the Alpine n any. With Field Marshal Erwin Rom- ncl's Africa Corps and its Italian supporting troops in full retreat up the Tunisian coast before British and American armies, and Italian cities, naval vessels and Mediterranean supply lines under violent Allied air attack during the weekend, British sources w ere quick to label the Axis talks a "crissi conference." Previous conferences between the Axis leaders have usually been followed within a few weeks by new military ventures. The last one, ten months ago, was followed by Rommel's push into Egypt, which ended with the cracking of the German positoins at El Alamcin and the beginning of Alcriai Tyrrhenian $*# •Ghisdnaicia Birthplace ol Napo/con Bonaparte, today a modern seaplane base Bostclica ijACCIO SARDINIA Scattered villages and small towns, many dependent on tun- ny fisheries or vineyards, arc linked by Sardinia's lew railroads Oristano •• Mussolinia Center of Italy s "coal bin,"anda potential target Corsica, 114 miles long, is 106 miles south ol France, 150 miles west, of Rome Naples, frequent allied target, is about 175 miles due east o{ northern Sardinia Rommel Reeling From Blows of All Allied Forces —Africa The eastern coast of this historic, mountainous island is steep • cliflcd; dilli- cult to approach, by sea. Birds migrate here from Africa. So do • death —.dealing. U.S. bombers: Cape Cpmtn» •f Sardinia valuable to axis as possible evacuation haven lor harassed German- Italian forces in Tunisia. Island would be logical steppingstone (o allied invasion of Italy Record flight of 100 U. S. heavy bombers blasted harbor here Mediterranean Sea (Continued on Page Three) Britain expects to import 110.(100 tons of dried eggs from the United I States in 1943. U. S. Opens Second War Bond Drive to Raise 13 Billions Rufus Lenoir Patterson New York, April 12 — (tV> —Hufus Lenoir Patterson, 70, board chairman of the American Machine and Foundry Co., , which he organized in 1900,. and organizer of the International Cigar Machinery Co., in which he developed machinery for handling tobacco died last night. He was born at Salem, N. C. Washington, April 12 (/l'i This government's greatest War Bond drive — to raise 13 billion dollar in a hurry — started today with : ill America's forces of public appeal thrown into the effort on a scale never before attempted. Volunteer workers by the thousands sel out to garner signatures, while newspapers, radios. and other information media pro| claimed from coasl to coast: ! Uncle Sam needs the money to help pay for the war. Money put into war bonds is not a gift but an investment — the safest in the world since it is backed by the government — that will pay interest. Money put into bonds will help slap down inflation which is forever lurking around the corner, waiting for a chance to blow living cosls sky - high. The drive will be intense for the next three weeks — the Treasury would Ikic to raise the money in that time — but will continue in- ' definitely since war costs continue, j mount, and must be met. This is the way Treasury expert figure the 13 billion will be raised: Five billion dollars in bonds taken by banks; 5 •'l-2billionltaken by business organization, such as insurance companies: and the remaining 2 1-2 billion taken by plain citizen, partnerships and trust funds. For most people thai 21-2 billion is Ihe significant figure — the one they will havr to shoot at. War Bund purchases now are running close to ono billion a month In order for that 2 1-2 billion to be absorbed, many citizens will have lo double their bond purchases. That is exactly what Uncle Sain is asking them to do. He also is appealing to those who never have purchased War Bonds to fall in line with their spare cash. Since war bond buying is another form of saving money, the government wants purchase of war bonds to be made out of current earnings, nol out of bank savings. This is how Ihc government reasons: Ovor and above the billions of dollars they will have to spend on goods and services that can be bought, Americans this year will have 50 to 45 billions looking for a way to be spent on goods and services thai can't be bought since so much production has been cut by war. Thoe 40 billions on Ihc loose are dangerous because Americans might sse the money to start bidding against one another — jusl as they have on black market meal — for scarce items and thereby force up their living costs. If put into War Bonds, that idle money — at leasl 13 billion of it as a result of lliis drive — will be out of circulation and remove by just that much an inflationary threat. Trench Corsica, now axis-occupied, and Italian .Sardinia are two potential stepping stones for invasion of southern Europe. Close lo the coasts of France and Italy, they would be ideal bases for attack if seized by the allies. The parallel islands are already beginning to malic news, with the. record .raid, on Caglian, Sardinia. But the needs the money as these figures may show: During 1943 the Treasury will spend about 100 billion. Present taxes will cover about 30 billion of this. That leaves about 70 billion lo be raised. So the government must gel (hat 70 billion by burrowig — from the banks 'ind the people. The government is doing that constantly through War Bonds and special issues to banks. In the last two years the government nas raised about 14 billion through sale of War Bonds. The gigantic campaign now under wjy to urge Americans to buy bonds is not costing Ihe government any money. It is being carried out voluntarily by the various publicity media, j of like newspapers and radios, and their sponsMirs and advertiser. (Continued on Page Three) New Jap Air Offensive Is Indicated Allied Headquarters in Australia, April 12 —(/l'i— Tearing in to a formation of 45 Japanese air raiders over Oro Bay, New Guinea, Allied fighters shot 23 of the planes out of action yesterday and broke up an assault which Allied Headquarters characcrizcd today as part of a now enemy air offensive in the Southwest Pacific. An allied communique announcing the smashing of the raid said Ihc Japanese offensive "may attain a considerable scale of effort," judging from recent recon naissance reports showing "major increases" in the enemy's air strength. Allied air loses in the battle over Oro Bay. which started in the sub - stratosphere, were described officially as neglible. The enemy raiders. who succeeded in dropping 25 to 30 bombs, scored two direct hits on a 2,000- ton Allied merchant vessel and forced her to run up on the beach to avoid sinking, but other damage and casualties were light, the com- munique said. General MacArthur's bombers, meanwhile, struck back with a series of raids on Japanese bases ranging from Timor in the west to to New Ireland in the cast, where a Flying Fortress was reported to have' fought a brilliant duel with 10 enemy fighters over Kavieng, coming through in safety after shooting down three and damaging three others. Hitting at Japanese bases in $16,875 First 3 Cases Heard Day's Sales of I Monday in 2nd War Loan County Chairman C. C. Spragins announced today that $16,875 was sold this morning in the opening hours of Ihe Treasury's Second Wai- Loan. Reports will be made daily by Mr. Spragins. Hempslead county's quota for the Second War Loan, which began today, is $254,000. Mr. Spragins has arranged a breakfast at 7:30 o'clock Tuesday morning in Hotel Barlow for about 30 commillecmen who will plan the local War Bond sales campaign. Patches of vegetation are believed 1o have been seen on the planet Mars. Practically all the coal found in South America is within the borders of Chile. Circuit Court Three cases were'disposed of in Hcmpstead circuit court which met this morning and adjourned until Wednesday. Judge Dexter Bush presided. The cases follow: Ray Glanton vs. D. F. Jones Construction Co., jury waived a trial before court with consent judgment of $200 for plaintiff. Clayton Muldrow was tried and found not guilty of grand larceny charge. Marvin Lowe, charged with grand larceny, found guilty and sentenced to one year imprisonment. The constitution of Liberia, African republic, is modelled on that of the United Slalcs. $12,503 Raised for Red Cross in Hempstead Co. One hundred and forty-eight vol- . Special & Large Gifts: government actually j Dutch New Guinea, Hudsons and Calalinas curried out night which set fire to Japanese installations 'ind supplies at Timika ^and Baba, the communique said. They also damaged an 8.000 - ton mer- cnal ship at Kaikana. Milhcell medium bombers were reported to have caused heavy destruction among buildings at Baucdii. in Timor, while a Liberator left thf entire dock area of Madang in northwestern New Guinea"a mass of ruins. H was the third consecutive raid on that base. Other targets of Allied bombers were Lae and Finschaffen. also on the northeastern New Guniea coast, where the Japanese have been trying to build up their strength. Of ihe Japanese planes shot out action over Oro Bay 17 were fighters and six dive - bombers, the Allied communiques aid. untcer Red Cross solicitors have just completed the hugest and most successful Red Cross drive ever held in Hempstead county, George W. Ware, general chairman, announced loday in closing the campaign. Final tabulations show that approximately 4,400 contributors gave a total of $12,503.45—an excess of 5H per cent over the county's quota of $7,900.00. Hempstead was one of the first counties in Arkansas to attain it's quota, and the Campaign Committee wishes to take this opportunity to thank -at', contributors for their liberal support The following statistical report ri-ids i Pi'ei jal ' ecl °- v Ann lrielci - office chairman, gives a complete analysis of the campaign: j Quota for Hempstead ; County $ 7.900.00 \ \ Total amount collected i (158'! ol quota I 12.riU3.45 ! Amount transmitted to Midwestern Area Headquarters iCT 1 !' ... 5.377.31 Amount retained by local chapter for local relief & activities i33"; i 4.12U.14 Appropriated fo(- 1943 War Fund Drive by National Red Cross 20(1.00 Amount spent on 1943 Wai- Fund Drive . 38.10 Total number of individual contributions 4,400 Number of volunteer solicitors , 150 Reported contributions by division: 2,142.59 J. D. Barlow, Chairman Industries: J. Edwin Ward, chairman 1,933.79 Residential District of Hope: R. L. Broach, chairman 1,888.20 Itemized by wards as follows: Ward 1—Mrs. M. M. McCloughan, chairman $435.55 Ward 1—Mrs. R. V. Herndon, Sr.. chairman 437.55 Ward 2—Mrs. H. O. Kylcr. chairman 418.50 Ward 3—Mrs. Lylc Moore, chairman 317.55 Ward 4—Mrs. Alva Reyner son. chairman . 279,05 B EDWARD KENNEDY Allied Headquarters in North Africa, April 12 — (/Pj — The .British Eighth Army entered Sousse at 8:30 a. m. today in its rapid push northward along the Tunisian coast while First Army units knocked out armored remnants of the German Africa Corps on the plain northwest of Kairouan after occupying that city yesterday. Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's men were reeling under heavy blows from both ground and air forces and they offered light opposition. The Kairouan plain engagement took place as German tanks were intercepted while attempting to escape northward. Ten of them were knocked out. United States and British air forces struck terrifically again, leaving scores of enemy vehicles scattered in wreckage or in flames and shooting down a total of 41 enemy planes yesterday against a loss of 14 of their own. American Lightnings caught another fighter - escorted transport formation crossing the Sicilian straits and destroyed 31 planes. The Second U. S. Army Corps under Lieut. Gen. Georgo S. Patton, Jr., took Faid Pass without opposition, adding another avenue through the Central Tunisian mountain wall to the coastal plain penetrated Saturday through Fondouk pass. The Eighth army's advance—125 miles from the Wadi El Akarit line in six days — was slightly impeded by demolitions and difficult country, but Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery's .vanguards developed little fighting' in the Sousse area. The enemy had alrady pulled back toward the ridge running inland from. Envidaville, 27 miles north of Sousse. The oncmy's new position ranges 40 miles inland along this ridge and then turns northwestward, ex- lending 90 miles to the Mediterranean coast near Cape Scrrat, 35 miles west of Bizcrlc. French troops recently reapturcd that cape. Some 500 prisoners, mostly Germans, were taken by Lieut. Gen. K. A. N Anderson's First Army. After gelling on to the grqcn and flower - doited plain of Kairouan from Ihe Fondouk area, the First army made the enemy's position there untenable. Armored units followed by infantry spread out fan- wise over the plain and soon had blocked all roads out of that Moslem holy city and highway junction 34 miles southwest of Sousse which the Germans had used as a major air base. The enemy, however, had abandoned the town. Enemy tank were intercepted 12 miles to the northwest and 10 were destroyed. "More prisoners have been taken," the communique said. "Some enemy tanks were destroyed during engagements with our forward troops." French and British forces to thf west and north also progressed. "In the area of Djobcl Ousselat (some 25 miles west of Kairouan) French troops made a local advance, capturing high ground, and continued to take a large number of prisoners," the communique said. "In the Medjcz - El Bab- Munchar sector our troops continued to make steady progress in the face of the enemy opposition." Powerful Allied aerial blows were struck at the fleeing troops of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel and the contingents of Col. Gen. Jurgen Von Arnmi in the north. 'A British radio broadcast re- I corded by CBS pointed out that Rommel's forces arc now retreating through cultivated region "where they arc, for Ihe most part, compelled lo keep to the roads, thus offering fighter-bombers Ihe best targets they have had for months.") $1,888.20 Leo Ray, Public Agencies: Chairman 81(5.110: Rural Hempstead County: | Frank J. Hill, chairman 2,123.!)2| Southwestern Proving Ground i Residents: Mrs. C. B. i Floyd, chairman Hope & County Teachers: Clifford Franks, chairman Professional Men of Hope: Dr. Don Smith, chairman 1UU.OO Sacnger & Riallo Theaters Collected from Patrons 174.0(5 Negro Residential Districts of Hope: Pike Wilson, chairman 99.45 Grand Total of War Fund Drive $12.503.45 ANNE FEILD, Office Chairman. G. W. WARE, Gen. War Fund Chairman. Two Prisoners Escape From Cummins Farm Cummins Prison Farm. April 12 —i/Pi— Prison authorilis searched today for Iwo short - term convicts who fled a work crew yesterday and made- good their escape, apparently by ferrying the Arkansas river on a lug. The men. Charles Halfield and Amis Vickery, were "half - trusties" working i:i a squad under a single guard. They fled when the guard left the squad briefly to investigate the absense of two other prisoners. Hatfield was sentenced to two years years from Lawrence county Dec. 8, 1942. on charges of forgery and uttering. Vickery was sentenced to three years IVom Poin- sell county Oct. 15. 1941. on a charge of assault with intent to kill.

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