Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 23, 1943 · Page 1
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The Byline of Dependabi/ify Hope M.UME 44—NUMBER 162 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. Star The Weather Arkansas: Colder in north, cooler in south portion tonight. HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1943 (AP)—:Mcons Associated Press (NEA)—Moons Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c COPY & ill vm win British Drives Gain Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN ivJSll War Bond Quota Is Attained «««•<§.1|P Drive Is Attcntion-Compcllcr Congratulations are in order for C. C. Spragins, ihc rest i|||6f the Hempsread county committee, and the people them- Slp|lvcs, for having today attained and passed the county quota ||§t for the Second War Loan {jjisis Develops in Finland; U. S. legation Leaves 'Stockholm, Sweden, April 23 — i— An iron-clad censorship was ipcd on all political dispatches j*),Ut of Finland loday and Ihc icn- jiS&n which gripped that country $|lri recent weeks appeared dcvelop- jj/iKg inlo an Easier crisis. JjigsRcporls from Helsinki indicated |-s|jch a crisis mighl go far in de- iejjrmining Finland's position i n the '•SjyjJr, which she is fighting against :i;J5|iyiot Russia, as well as her re- flations with the Uniled Nation. £>|!|Gcrman pressure -on Ihe Finns £J$sJjt&s said to have been increasing {is^ffX'I'he Berlin radio said today in ixAlbroadcasl of a dispatch from c|Stockholm lhat the slaff of Ihc jflJjlUfoited Stales legHlion in Helsinki falcft the Finish capital this afler- Jj|fi6on for Stockholm. 4Kdt said one woman secretary and ^itclcphone operator were the only ; .<i : ,C»}es Icfl in Ihe legation building. y;;;vS;J"Nol)iing could be said so far ^•JJiboul the reason for the dc- (firUirc," il added, 1(H. F. Arthur Schocnfckl, U. S. Inistrc lo Helsinki, .returned lo ^Legation Leaves Suddenly [Helsinki, Finland, April 23 —(/l'i— Jic main body of the staff of the IjjJJhitcd Stales legation left the Fin- ;fj;ilish capital suddenly this afler- (.^Oon by airplane for Stockholm. g.8|Robcrt Mills McClintock, charge ^(d'affaires, remained in Helsinki. PlIliTho American minister, H. F. :''$-AtJlhur Schocnfckl, Icfl here for '.'^Washington last December and '/•IjjMci nol return, ?|^||(Thcrc was no explanation im- immediately of the dcpartucrs. The |i-i^|crman radio in a broadcast iffih^ard in London said the American ^Officials who left took their fami- ;'Sl{cs with Ihcm. •'£S°& _ - O f course the sale of War Bonds is a permanently-continuing campaign, bul success in this intensive drive opening the Second War Loan was particularly important lo our county. We did not quite equal our quota in sales last year, and we ran behind again for the firsl quar- ler of 1043. Now that we have hil the mark during the tcsl period opening Ihe Second War Loan you recognize the value of selling aside a certain definite period for a drive. It is an allenUon-compellcr which, if followed ii]) properly, should encourage the purchase of War Bonds every week of every month of Ihe year. This is the No. 1 problem of the Home Front in war-lime. War Bond campaigns don't have the .spectacular clement found in other war activities, but they represent the one great indispensable contribution .after man-power, that the folks back home must make lo the successful prosecution of the war. Left lo their own devices, without community leadership and organization, it would be possible for many a town and county lo go blissfully about its business, thinking of the war merely in terms of vanished men and newspaper headlines. Bringing the war, home to the people, emphasizing the power of War Bonds lo assure a speedier victory, and persuading people lo make Actual sacrifices in their manner of living in order lo buy War Bonds — this is the No. 1 prob- Jpin of the Home Front _._.._. a pro_b,; 1cm every community in the nation must meet, fully, and on lime. Incidentally, here's an idea for Ihe small invcslors. Many of them have partly-filled War Savings Stamps books. Why not finish one out in full and turn il inlo a Wai- Bond before Ihc close of April? War Savings Stamps don'l count in the score unlil actually converted into War Bonds. Let's close oul all available resources and turn them inlo War Bonds for as high a total as possible by the end of April. Special Easter Sunrise Service at High School The Seventh Annual Community Easter Sunrise Worship Service will be held at 7 a. in. in the High School Athletic Stadium weather pcrmiUing, however in the event of unfavorable weather the Service will be held in the High School Auditorium. Our Generation stands at acrili- cal point in human history for these arc times thai not only try mcns souls, but constitute a crucible in which Christian Faith and Christian Truth arc put to a real test. The Easter Season offers us a splendid opportunity to comfort the sorrowing, to lift up the faint hearted, to strengthen the weak and lo make doubly radiant every drab life as we declare with ringing conviction the Eternal Truth of Immortality and a Victorious Resurrection. It is lo be devoutly hoped that our entire Community will make Ihis approaching Easter Sunday a day of Holy and solemn heart searching, penitential rccon- sceration and certainly a good way to begin such a day is by rising early and attending the Sunrise Service, thereby declaring your Christian Faith. This year as in previous years Hi is service in sponsored by the Hope Ministerial Alliance and a Committee of Christian Laymen headed by Mr. Roy Anderson through whose enthusiasm and interest this Annual custom was inaugurated in April of 1937. The speaker this year will be Rev. Paul Gaston, Pastor of the Hope Gospel Tabernacle. Believed Executed by Japs JffCounty Goes ^ Its War Quota jTtjjHompstoad county went over its Second War Loan quota loday when ^Chairman C. C. Spragins announc- *{«| total sales jumped from $212,500 QB, jesterday's report lo $300,000. /^{Tlic county ciuota was $254,000. I k Chairman Spragins received the following Iclcgram loday from W. Af McDonnell, chairman of the Ar- ijtansas War Finance Commillec, little Rock: JryCongratulalions to you and cili- i Signs of Hcmpslcad county on meet-! ilig War Loan drive quota. Con- ijpuc Hie good work. The more we "Jell now the less we will have to | "pell later." gillie Rock, April 23 — (/l'i— Pu- county was "over the top" loin its second war loan cam- |Jgn and Arkanas was within 3.5 Jf cent of its $20,1GO,000 goal. j • ."The Pulaski county total was $5,- I 369,799.51 while the slale had piled up} $19.455,310.35. . » Qlhcr counties which passed heii goals were Crittcndcn, Union, ' ' and izard. House Fails to Approve Tax Plan 1 Washington, April 23 — (K>)— The Jlpusc Ways and Means Committee failed today to approve a pay-as- you,-go tax bill in a session at which democrat previously had indicated ^tlicy had sufficient voles to pro^ice a bill to apply the easier 1941 atps and exemptions lo 1942 income. '016 lax plan supported by demo- cri|t|c leaders did not come lo a votg/ and another committee ses- Af that time another effort will be JTUide to produce a bill that would allow voting on pay-as-you- go in the House May 3. One of Ihe earliest American Aewspupcrs was the Boston News ^Letter, first published in 1704. The human body is seven and a half times the length of the head. Japs Broaden Warning to Punish Fliers By The Associated Press The Berlin radio, in a Tokyo dispatch, reported today the Japanese government, in a note Feb. 17 to the Uniled Slales government declared its intention "lo punish severely those members of aircraft crews who, following attack on Japanese territory, Manchukuo and on area of Japanese military operatoins, have fallen inlo Ihc hands of Japanese authorities and have been found guilty of having committed cruel and inhuman acts." This was the broadest Japanese warning ycl reported, exceeding the territory covered in a warning reporlcd loday by Ihc Tokyo radio itself. Both broadcasts were recorded by the Associalcd Press. The Tokyo radio said Tomokazu- hkori, spokesman of Ihe cabinet board of information, denied today that American flier captured after last year's Japan raid had been mistralcd and asserted: "Japan can neer agree with the absurd and groundless contention that the mere fact thai enemy soldiers are wearing military uniforms make them immune from responsibility of wilfully commililng any and all kinds of inhuman ucls." He then accused American au- Ihorities with resorting "lo cheap name-calling lo whip up waning morale of Ihe people by fanning hatred toward Japan" by releasing the text of an American protest "against alleged mislrealment of American airmen who were captured." This communication, hi; alleged, was received only today by Ihe Japanese government, "Our attitude on this question already had been made clear beyond any argument by the following official statements," Hori was quoted us saying. "Firstly. on Oct. 19, 1942. the director of the army press section of imperial headquarters issued a statement which aid: 'As a result of investigation of captured member of crews of American airplanes who raided Ihc mainland on April 18 Ihis year, those who ig- Baptist A special program of Easier music will be rendered at Firsl Baptist Church Sunday at 8:00 p. in. under J.hc direction of Claud Taylor, Choir Director and Mrs. Jess Davis, Organist. Following the musical program the ordinance of baptism will be administered. The program, to which the public is cordially invited will be as follows: Now is Christ Risen (Choir, Bass Solo, Contralto Duel) — George Keith, Mrs. Hcndrix Spraggins, Mrs. Nathan Harbour. 'Twas Love Excelling fSoprano Solo)—Mrs. George Brandon. Soldiers, Prepare t h c Cross (Choir'i. Sleep 'Nealh Ihc Stars (Women's Three-Part Chorus). Our Watch-Fire Glows (Men's Chorus). Scripture—The Pastor. As It Began to Dawn (Choir). Offertory—Mrs. Jess Davis. Sunrise o'er a Garden (Choir). The Magdalene (Contralto Solo) —Mrs. Nathan Harbour. Bells of Easter (Soprano and Allo Ohligalo Duet and Choir). Hope is Singing in Ihc Heart (Soprano Solo) — Otho Taylor. Captivity is Captive Led (Choir a cappelhu. Invitation hymn, "I Hear Thy Welcome Voice." Bo Steadfast, O My Soul (Tenor Solo)—Thomas Lavin. Thanks Be to God (Choir). Ordinance of Baptism. Benediction. Presbyterian "Risen Indeed". An Easier Canlala by Fred B. Hollon. "The Song of Easier Triumph", Choir. "Ho Chose the Thorns"—Choir. Soloist, Capl C. H. Pinney. "Lord Spare Thyself" — Choir. Soloist, Mrs. C. P. Witscl, Jr. "Behold the Lamb of God"— Choir. Soloist, Mrs. W. Y. Foster. "Our Hopes Were in Vain"— Men's Chorus and Choir. "There was a Great Earthquake" -Choir. "O Glorious Dawn" — Sophrano Solo, Mrs. C. P. Wilsil, Jr. "He Lives Again"—Choir. "The Lord is Risen Indeed"— Women's Chorus. "He Givclh Us Ihc Victory"— Choir. "Proclaim the Risen Lord"— Choir. Continued on Page Four) I Christian As an Easier observance the First Christian Church is conducting a Candlelight Communion serv- | ice ut 8:00 o'clock. Members of the Young People's department will form the candlelight procession and Ihe processional hymn will be: "The Light of the World Is Jesus." (Bliss). The choir will sing a choral arrangement of "In The Cross of Christ I Glory." The emblems of the Lord's Supper will be served by the light of the candles and the I light, of an illuminated Cross. 1 Members of other churches are welcomed lo this service. Slav Guerrillas Wage Full-Scale War On Axis —Europe _ NEA bomce Tcleonoto Those four American flyers, who participated in the Doolittle raid on Tokyo and were shot down and' later made prisoners by the Japanese; are believed fo be among several American prisoners of war barbarically executed by the Japanese government. Top row, left to right, Robert J. Meder, of Lakewood, Ohio; Robert L. Hite, Earth, Texas; Bottom row, left to right: Lr. William C. Farrow, Darlington, S. C.; Lt. C. T. Nelson, Hyrum, Utah. Allied Bombers Give Jap Bases Hard Pounding By The Associated Press Maj.-Gon. James H. Doolittle's prediction that American fliers will bomb Japan again "soon" was followed today by news of widespread aerial blows against Japanese forces in the southwest Pacific and in Burma. Gen. Douglas MacArlhur's heacl- iiirmcn raided half a dozen enemy bases in Ihe arc of islands above Australia, concentrating on the region of Nassau Bay in northern New Guinea. Allied bomber infliclcd heavy damage on already depleted Japanese supplies and equipment, in tin: area, it was announced, bombing and strafing islands in Ihe bay and villages along the coast. ' ; ITALIAN WRITER DIES Enemy forces in the area were i Hern, Switzerland, April 23 described as beset by lack of food 7-Robcrlu Bracco, 82, noted and medicine, with many troops ill ' im dramalisl and novelist, • i in Naples Wednesday, the Continued on Page Four) Telegraph Agency reported. Searchers Find No Sign of Missing Men Searching parties continued lo hunt in vain loday for two Fulton residents who have been missing since last Tuesday and who arc believed lo have drowned in Hod River. The search which started Wednesday has revealed no sign of Roy Hollingsworth and Logan Williams or Ihc boat they were using. When last seen the men, employees of the Arkansas Highway Department, were engaged in prying driftwood from around the piers of Ihc river bridge. Searchers tftld little hope for their recovery in the near future. -(/I 1 ) Hal, died Swiss By FRANK BRUTTO Bern, Switzerland, April 23— (IP)— Unconqucred guerrilla army of Yugoslavia, reinforced with airplanes, tanks and armored trains, now is waging full - scale war against Axis troops 141 rugged upland terrain adjoining the Adriatic, according to a dispatch from Budapest. Quoting a Zagreb report to Ihc newspaper "Magyar Nernzcl," the dispatch declared "veritable war" is under way in the Bosnia and Hcrccgovina regions of western Serbia. Strong Axis operations against the guerrilla forces of Gen. Draja Mihailovic are "necessary to safeguard this bastion of the con- Uncnl against possible Allied in- jvasion," the report added. The size of the operations was indicated by an Italian adinisson that in lhat area last month 1,053 Italians were killed or wounded and another 1,802 were missing. German forces arc engaged, loo, bul there has been no announcement of losses. The Budapest dispatch said bitter battle had been waged between "the men of the foresl" and Gcr- man-Ilalian-CoraUan troops. A particularly bloody battle was reported fought on Yan Planina mountain at an allitude of more than 0,500 feet on Ihe Bosnia-Herce gov- ina border. The newspaper report said lhat for six months the Parlisns held Ihe Bradina area, birthplace of Dr. Anle Pavolic, puppcl premier of Croatia. The dispatch added that "in revenge" the guerrillas burned Ihe homes in the town, drove out the population, .and blew up all railroads in flic vicinity. Only after a fierce bailie were Axis forces able to break resistance in Ihis area, Ihc newspaper report said, and regain control of Ihe railroad from Sarajevo lo Ragusa. The dispatch said "Ihc men of the foresl" displayed no mercy towards the Ustrchi, Pavclic's slarm Iroppcr but did not. harm the Croatian troops fighting with the Axis, some of whom also are en- loficd in the guerrilla ranks. The report was one of the firsl lo indicate that Mihailovic's forces had obtained modern war equipment in any quantity. The source mcnt n any quantity. The source of the equipment Was not disclosed. Allies Down 2O Huge German Troop Planes School Honor Students Are Announced South Arkansas Band Clinic, Festival to Start Here orfFriday, April 3O The South Arkansas Band Fcsli- val-Clinic will be held in Hope. April 30, May 1-2 sponsored by the Hope High School Band, Hope Band Parents Club, and Ihc Soulh Arkansas Band Association. This meeting will feature both playing and marching bands. The concerts will begin at 1:30 p. m. Friday. April 30. The marching' exhibition will be held at the Hope Athletic Field Friday night at 8:00 p. m. In connection with ihe bands featured there will be solo and ensemble contests for all musical instruments. The solo and ensemble students will appear in the high school auditorium beginning ut 1:00 p. m. Friday. The. following bands will be here for the Festival: North Little Rock, Texarkana, Washington. Nashville, Lakeside, M a 1 v e r n. Stamps, Prescott, Emmet, and others thai will send in Ihe registration sheets later. In addition to the bands appearing in the Festival the following bands will send representatives for Ihe clinic bands: Crossell. Monli- cello. Warren, McGchcc, Fordycc, Ed Dorado. Camdcn, Little Rock, and Forrest City. The clinic bands that will play Saturday and Sunday will be made I up of the best musicians from all the visiting bands. There will be two clinic bands, one playing in the high school auditorium and one playing in the high school gymnasium. These bands will work on some of the latest music publications. The following band directors will direct the Clinic Bands: L. C. Grumpier. G. C. Martin, L. Bruce Jones, Raymand Brandon, Lee Wallick, R. P. Dial. T. J. Ashford, Rurall Oliver, F. P. Parker. Earl Wallick, Roy Bean, Leonard Fulkerson, John L. Henley, and Thomas Lavin. The public is invited lo all the performances. A complete program will appear in the newspaper al a later dale. James II. Jones, superintendent of schools, announces the following honor graduates for 1942-1943: Four year students and grade average: Mary Ross McFaddin, Co-Valedictorian !)7. Billyc James, Co-Valedictorian, 07. George Pierce Newborn III, Salulalorian, UB.8I. Patsy Ann Campbell, 95.U7 Hilda McEntosh, 95.77. Nancy Jo Colcman, 95.29. Frances Harrcll, 95.05. Virginia O'Neal, 94.44. Thomas Don Honoycult, 94.30. Betty June Monls, 94.20. Marilyn Erwin, 93.45. Mary Violet Ross, 93.4-1. Howard Chester Sanford.91i.OlJ. Ida Ophelia Hamilton, 00.83. Merrill McCloughan, 90.42. 'Inrec and one-half year student Nell Jean Bycrs, 91.00. Two year student—Ahncria Cox, 97. One year student—Joyce Reltig, 97. OPA Grants Meat Price Increase Washington, April 23 i/l'i— The OPA granted a temporary price increase of from 75 cnls to $1 a hundredweight lo meal packers today to facilitate sales to the armed services. The increase took the form of a two-week suspension ending May 7 of Ihe customary 75 cents a hundred pound discounts on carcas beef old in carlots to the government, and $1 a hundredweight on similar sales of boneless beef. OPA said that the action is designed lo assure meal lo the se-'vices "in a light market," but that it. and the food production and distribution administration "are incomplete agreement that the discounts should be restored on May 7 under price equality conditions." Liquor, Women Gambling in Georgia Prison Atlanta, April 23 (/I')— Big liquor stills 'and little stills, vice, gambling and revolt were common in Georgia's pinoy woods marble "model" pcntcnliary before 25 prisoners look control one night last week, gorged themselves with food and "departed hilariously," i legislative committee reported. The committee told Governor Ellis Arnal yesterday that the new warden who look over from the previous administration recently las suppressed these conditions, il added: "The conditions were so flagrant and far-reaching thai he has nol even yet had time to discover and correct all that has been going on." All except eight of Ihe fugitives have been recaptured. Escape Art- isls Lcland Harvey and Forrest Turner still elude search. In a written report, the committee, headed by Senator Claude Pitlman, said new Warden H. R DuVall found "that there had been intimacies between prisoners and those in Ihe women's section. "When Ihe women wanted company, all they had to do was ask for an electrician or a plumber, and it seems thai most of the prisoners were either electricians or plumbers.-—— •«•-••• "Prioncrs could buy narcotics, peddle liquor and operate gambling tables." In the prison canning plant, DuVall found a liquor distillery using state - owned supplies, the legislator said. There was another still on the sixth floor. And in some cells, the report said, there were miniature stills operated by electric plates. Months of careful planning by ten isolated "bad men" went into the break April 1G, the legislators stated. The leaders used hawk- saws, wire and valve - grinding compound to riddle bars in preparation. From a spoon they fashioned a master key to a switch box controlling a cell block's doors. On the break night Ihe leaders pulled away previously cut bars, overpowered a guard, went down an elevator to the first floor, locked up some other guards. They took charge of the prison switchboard and "armed sentries were placed about the prison lo prevent interruption." Then, the report said, the men "were in complete charge." They threw open cells, invited others to .join them. Fifteen did. They gorged themselves in Ihe prison mess hall. They pulled a mater switch that threw the prison into darkness. "At the entrance lo the prison," Hie report concluded, "they seized a prison truck and an automobile belonging to one of Ihe officials. They departed hilariously." -Africa Jap Cabinet Shakeup Is Indicated Ry The Associated Press Viscount Niigakagc Okabe, member of the House (if Peers, has been named Minister of Education as a sequel lo a .major shakcup Wcdnrsd'av of I'rpineir General Tnjo's cabinet, the Tokyo radio announced loday in a broadcast recorded by the Federal Communications Commission. Toto had take,, the education portfolio after ousting Kunihiko Ahshinda in the sweeping changes which a Japanese broadcast said were designed to "cope wilh a protracted war." To jo remain premier and war minister. Another important political shift announced by the Tokyo radio was Ihe appointment, of Fumio Goto, former Home Minister, as vice president of the Imperial Rule Assistance Association the Fascil- like political group which the Army is using lo supplant the old line political parlies. The vice president is the actual director of the association, the presidency being held by the premier. Goto succeeds Lieut. Gen. Kisaburo Ando, retired, who became Home Minister in Wednesday's shuffle. Okubc. the new education minis- tor, is 59. He formerly was parlia- tentary vice minister of war. From 1909 to 1913 he was a secretary in the embassy in Washington. By WES GALLAGHER Allied Headquarters in Norlh Af- •ica, April 23 (/P)— The British ighth Army has captured Tak- •ouna and pushed six miles from Snfidaville toward Bou Ficha in .win drives northward and the British First Army has slabbed Ahead three miles against stubborn Axis resistance in the Bou Arada sector o n the western Tunisian 'ronl, il was announced loday. These gains a g r o u ri d were coupled wilh aerial action during which Kitlyhawks and Spitfires shot down every one of twenty sbc- engined Messerschmitt 323s, some carrying troops and other laden with freight, and ten of their, escorting fighters encountered over the' Gulf of Tunis. The giant Mcsserschmilt transports, which dwarf such carriers as the Junkers 52s upon which' Field Marshal Erwin Rommel has rlcicd largely for reinforccmcnls and supplies, arc designed lo carry 120 soldiers or almost 10 tons of cargo. / , The transports were carrying gasoline and personnel to Tunisia and "the entire formation" was destroyed, an official statement said. "Although not many aircraft were shot down, the size and im- porlance of this victory ranks alongside the success of lasi Sunday when 77 enemy, plans, including 58 Junkers-52 transports, wpre dstroyed in one engagemnl," /Ihe' air force announced. /' *. . (The .Junkers 52 -is .dosujacd'- carry from 1C to 20 soldiers or 5,000 pounds of cargo. It is powered by three engine.) In all, 38 Axis planes were shot down during the day, against an announced loss of five Allied aircraft. The battle with the transports, regarded here as the most important stroke against enemy supply lines since In start of war, lasted less than 10 minute. Flame burst from many ot the great carriers as they were hit by the fighter bursts. All the transports and the 10 fighters dropped in the sparkling gulf the near approach to Tunis Troops who broke clear of the wreckage were seen struggling in the water. The ground action again was on a large scale. Lieut. Gen. K.A.N. Anderson attacked on a nine-mile front between Goubellat and Bou Arada, south of Mcdjez - El - Bab, and pushed westward three miles to lighten the pressure upon the Germans and Italians seeking to hold positions along'tho grannd dorsal range lo protect Rommel's right and rear. Resistance, however, was described as stubborn. Gen. Sir Bernard Montgomery's weather - bronzed fighters, after hours of bayonet and grenade fighting, were securely aslridc Ihe two roads which lead from captured Enfidaville northward, one inland and the other a coastal route. The fortified Takrouna mountain, topped by a Berber citadel, lies five miles northwest of Enfidaville on the inland route to strategic Xag- houan, 28 miles air line south of Tunis. The British vanguard on the coastal raad, in reaching a position six miles north of Enfidaville, was already half way of Bou Ficlia. 3R miles southeast of Tunis. Combined, Ihc Eighth Army and First Army maneuvers represented a pinchers movement against tho Axis Mint hern mountain positions. The most widespread and Moodiest fighting of Iho campaign flared along Ihe entire Tunisian front. The First Army advance placed British infantry detachments on the western slopes of three strategic hills east of the bay Arada- Goubcllal road, those were arfued Hammra, Aral) Mahall and Kou- dial. Sbarka, which commands the pl.-'ins leading lo l> un t l)u Falls. J;> miles cast of Bun Arda. Vogorous fighting continued in the Medjez-El-Bab region and it was apparent that Gen. Sir Harold Alexander, commander of the i.Hh Army group, was seeking lo increase the pressure upon the whole Axis line to ihe breaking point. Boston bombers showered long stop hill with explosives in one phas of a sweeping aerial offensive against Axis strongholds before the Firsl Arm ylincs. Thr Eii'hth Anvv rjiish from En- fidaville to Bou Ficha was through marshy land against Axis resistance described as "extremely difficult and stubborn." A spokesman said "each inch of ground is being Continued on Page Four)

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