Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 28, 1943 · Page 1
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- fl >sr ' V- i ''-'?<5! , ?4 4fi(vf?O; ; ^' -' ' ' , , ,' "•-,-.''' The Byline of Dependability Hope Star The Weather Arkansas: Little temperature change this afternoon and tonight, except slightly cooler in north portion tonight. \E 44—NUMBER 166 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 1943 (AP)—Means Associated Press (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c COPY Hied Advance Continues _j : ; ___________ —I • • ; o Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN For No Living Man ^. wrangle over whether Hot Springs' new city-owned ^federally-financed airport shall be named after Garland \ty Political Boss Leo McLaughlin or, as Senator John L. llellan insists, after one of Garland county's honored war is something more than a mere political argument. Our inclination, regardless of precedent, would be to support Senator McClellan— but it so happens that he not only has sentiment on his side but all the precedent of thousands of years of dedicating the public structures of white civilization. There has always been a preccd cut against naming public sliuc- lures after men who arc still alive. It is sometimes violated— but his lory shows that violations carry their own penalty. New Orleans let her great airport be named after Political Boss Shushan— and, after a suitable political scandal, was last reported iurchill Trying Fix Russia, ilish Trouble —Europe Snclon. April 28 —(/I 1 }— Prime 8fetcr Churchill culled the Pol- premier and foreign minister conference today for the id day in succession as he jlcd practically all his time to j'ffort to straighten out the dip- tic impasse caused by the ire of relations between Rus- iiid Poland, imicr Wladyslaw Sikorski and ISig Foreign Minister Count Ed"'" Raczynski were summoned prime minister's official rcs- !c at No, 10 Downing street, •e Foreign Secretary Anthony also was expected to join in ^alks. ie likelihood that the Polish irnmcnl would withdraw its i'est to the .International Red is for investigation of Gcr- charges that the Russians .crcd thousands of Polish of;s at Smolensk was reported Observers who are following 'olish-Russian dispute closely, any event, the Red Cross in- jgaticm would not have been luclcd because Russia had not d 'in requesting it. Under Cross rules all interested par- 1 must join in a request. . is believed Churchill and |ers sought to persuade Sikorski 'rilhdraw the request as the |t step towards restoring rcla- js. loth Polish and Russian suorccs lay appeared to incline to the •a that relations between tl countries hud been "suspend- rather than definitely brjkci jffieial Polish quarters re- jdcd "suspension" as the proper for the present relationship Russian sources said that de- jBplion "seemed mor accurate. spending a quarter million dollars chiseling all the "S's" off the buildings. No man's adaptability to memorial in stone is safe until he is dead. Witness the case of Lindbergh, once the Lone Eagle, idol of mil- Soldiers Cited for Outstanding Service London, — (/P)—For "outstanding amd mcriloroius services as instructors" ut an officers' candidate school somewhere in England three noncommissioned officers of the Unilcd Slates Army will have an opportunity to qualify for commissions through attending classes n the same school. The instructors arc Sergeant Norris M. Ncvils, 30, of 80 Lee street, Charlestown, S. C.; Corporals Michael Kolesnr. 20, of 1122 Washing- Ion street, Farrcll, Pa., and Floyd Nelson, 34, of South Siblcy street, Lichficld, Minn. State Poultry Prices Limited by OPA Order Little Rock, April 28 —(/I')— On- the farm poultry prices in Arkansas were limited toduy 'to muxi- mums ranging from 20.3 ccnls per pound in southeast Arkansas for live broilers, fryers und roasters lo 20.75 cents for Ihe same lype birds in Ihc heavy norlhcusl Ark- uns*,is producing area. The OPA divided Ihc stale into four /ones in fixing the ceiling iricc schedule for poultry produc- Lewis Promises Miners to Walk Out on Friday -Washington lions, whose name was put upon a great airline—and then taken off. lad he died before public events disclosed in him a strange contrariness his name would have been vaunted forever in stone. But he remained a living, working, vocal human being—and wo restless mortals are an unsafe bet for posterity while our book remains unclosed. ers. Ceiling prices to consumers will be announced within a few days, the agency said. The announcement said higher prices than fixed by the schedule could be paid "under no conditions'' in any zone. Regulations now require poultry farmers to keep records of all sales, the niirn- jjoviet-Polish iplit Delights Ihe Germans 3y the Associated press 3crn, Switzerland, April 28 — ppalches from Axis capitals to neutral country made it clear Jay lhat Germany was overfed ut the diplomatic broach bo- Russia und the Polish gov- [imcnl - in - exile, and that, . hud joined the chorus of sat- I fe'er canoe, which capsized, faction over un incident regarded more weeks o£ wailing to ! a triumph for Nazi propaganda. ' U Rome the Giornule D'llaliu lied Ihc Russian - Polish splil pof of conflicl between the Allies fon before the end of the war." flic Berlin correspondent of the yiss paper Die Tat said a Ger|n foreign office commentutoi- blared the incident indicated iigland and America are doomed ^complete impoloney as regards and asked: 'What can other countries ex- pt if loduy in a question of ex- ptionul prestige Ihe Allies can't j-suade Russiu to spare the Unit^Nations such a disgrace in the grcsts of a common alli- pe'.'" fhe Tribune De Geneve called break, which was touched off Ifiermun charges that the R u sis had slain 10,000 Polish offi- neur Smolensk, one of Ger- Bomber Crew Ends Mission After 66 Days With the U. S. Airforcc in the South Pacific, April 18—(Delayed) —(/I')—The Flying Fortress co-pilot saluted his commanding officer, Maj. Richard Stcpp, of New York City, on Guadalaanal and reported: "Major, we have completed our mission after GO clays." Sixty-six days of Hell were compressed into that sentence by the modest airman, Lieut. Ernest C. Ruiz, of Santa Barbara, Calif. These segments of an amazing adventure were thus condensed; A running, bloody buttle on Feb. 9 with eight Japanese -Zeros. . . Every one of the ninemember crew wounded. . . The bomber badly shot up. . . A forced landing al sea. . . 15 days .adrift in rubber rafts . . Provisions exhuasted. . . An emergency catch of a bass, a bird and a shark (the shark tasted terrible). . . . Weeks on weeks marooned on small Coral Islands in the heart of Japanese - controlled water. . . Befricneded by half - starved Melnncsian natives who insisted the fliers shave daily (so they did it with broken glass) ... A native doctor's removal of a bullet, with a piece of glass as the surgical instrument. . . A daring attempt of some of the men to reach friendly land in an outrig- . Two repair und replenish supplies. \ new start. . . Terrible moments of suspense while a Japanese plane flew low over the canoe (but the feared spray of machingun bullets didn't materialize). . . Arrival tit a new island where a marooned Jap was discovered and killed attempting to flee. . . At lung last, u Navy flying boat from ber of birds involved in each transaction, type s, weights, grades and names and addresses of buyer and seller. In Area I, which includes Sebas lian. Washington and 12 other northwest Arkansas counties, the ceiling prices are 26.75. per pound for live broilers, fryers and roasters; 23.2 cents for hens, and 19.2 cents for slags and roosters. In Area II, embracing 28 north central and northeast counties, tlic ceilings arc 2G.75 cents; 23.25 and 19.25. In Area III, 'including Garland, Jefferson, Columbia, Miller, Qua- chila, Hcmpslcad, Union and 1C other counties, the maximums arc 26.G; 23.1; and 19.1. In Area IV, embracing four southeast counties, the ceilings arc 20.3; 22.8 and 18.8. Washington, April 28 —W'J —The nation's soft coal story which feeds Ihc fires of war slecl production, power generation and transportation moved swiftly toward a wage dispute climax today with Ihc threat of a full scale strike and talk of subsequent mine operation I behind bayonet lines. Thousands of miners already had laid down their tools as a three man War Labor Board panel look up the case in closed hearings, but as yet the widespread walkouts were not officially regarded as strikes. But John L. Lewis promised that his United Mine Workers would stage an allout strike at midnight _ Friday unless their demands were j met and the full WLB debated vhclhcr that constituted outright defiance calling for action — or vhcthcr it should be ignored, sending an actual shutdown. The panel had received instruc- ,ions from the board to begin hcar- ngs and proceed until further orders before the UMW president an- lounced in New York that the miners would not work without a contract after Friday midnight when a 30 day temporary contin uance expires. Lewis raised the strike threat af ter the UMW policy committee demanded withdrawal oC the dispute from the WLB, charging the board with "malginant prejudice." He said as matters now stand there will be no contract April 30 and "the mine workers will not trespass on mine property in the absence of a contract." As his threat was suddenly seconded by spokesmen of Illinois' 15,000 Progressive Mine Workers, affiliated with the American Federation of Labor, and the sporadic walkouts continued to spread, Faycttcville Man Named to Board Little Rock, April 28 —M')—Governor Adkins said today he named Herbert Thomas, Fnyctteville business man, to the University of Arkansas board of Trustees in re- Sponsc to a demand from northwest Arkansas that a Fayelteville or Washington county man be named on the board. Members of the Washington countian when the general assom- b,ly rearranged terms of the trustees. '.. Thomas was named to succeed Marvin Hathcoat, Harrison attorney, who was appointed by Adkins yesterday to the Utilities Commission. Hathcout succeeded Floyd Sharp who resigned to become area war manpower director. Hempstead's Public Camp Is Dedicated speculation arose as to what the government develops. will do if the strike Airmen Down Jap Ship in Series Raids By WILLIAM F. BONI Allied Headquarters in Austral ny's "n^utesl diplomatic suc- ises.'' London dispatches indicated Jlish diplomatic quarters al- ,dy had instituted negotiations to:rd patching up the Polish-Rus- difficulties and said there ,'e strong indications Ihe Uniled [tes was participating in the ef- to restore relations between two countries, 'he British press association w some doubt on the exact de- of.'-'the rupture by reporting trested circles" had q u e s- whelher Russia had "brok- |f relalions or merely "suspend"them, leaving the way open foi .er negotiations, 'he press association declared , on. P,»ge Two) Guadalcanul which picked up the I men in the canoe. . . Then Ihe ushing of food, dropped by Army ilanes, lo Ihc olhers back on Ihc slancls. . . And finally aerial re,urn of all lo the base they had eft "on a routine mission." The nine heroes, in addition to Ruiz, were Capl. Thomas J. Classen, West De Pere, Wis.; Leiut. Robert J. Dorwart, Seattle; Lieut. Balfour C. Gibson, Berkeley, Calif Sgt. Don Martin, Decalur, 111. Corp. W. H. Nichols, Keiser, Ark. Sgt. James Hunt, Effingham, 111. Corp. R. J. Turnbull, San Antonio and Corp. Theodore Edwards, Youngstown, Ohio. A tenth man (unidentified in the dispatch) was encountered on the islands and was rescued with the others. Gas Tax Slump Litlte Rock, April 28 W) — Revenue department officials, who expressed apprehension lust week that gasoline tax collections might fall below $700,000 this month, today hoped for a monthly record high for the ration period afler collections passed the $800,000 mark. The record monthly collection since gasoline rationing was ordered was January's .$820,013. . April 28 —PI 1 )—A 4,000 - ton Jap- iin'ese merchant ship was blasted by a 500 - pound bomb und a wireless station was destroyed Tuesday as General Douglas MacArthur's heavy and medium bombers look advantage of improved weather to range far over enemy buses. A liberator on armed reconnaissance attacked two 4,000 - ton vessels in the Arafura sea 50 miles northwest of Dobo, on the Aroe islands. The American - niiinnccJ bomber scored a hit on the bow of one ship and two — perhaps dumguing — near misses on the other. A Flying Fortress, following up a raid Monday in which the lower of Ihe Japanese wireless station al Giismuta, New Britain, was toppled, wrecked the entire, station. Along New Guinea's north const, bombers hit ut Japanese holdings from Wewak south und oust as far as Mubo where A-20s made nine strafing passes over enemy positions in the region of Green's Hill. Al Fisclihufen, on the Huon peninsula, a Catulina dropped bombs on a suspected dump urea and the crew reported heavy explosions. Australian Beaufighters made 15 strafing runs during which cannon and machinegun fire were poured into the jungle fringing Labu Lagoon, which is five miles southwest of Lae. The enemy has been attempting to conceal supply barges there. It is known from pust experience lhat such strafing attacks invariably take a heavy lull in Japanese troops. A single Fortress fired at a coastal ship u few miles northwest of Wewak. Then the big bomber moved down the coast, strafing Marienberg, Alexishafen and Fin- schhufen. Forlresses attacked fuel dumps on Willaumez peninsula. north Fort Smith, April 28 —(/P)— There was no indication today thai casl- crn coal mine work stoppages will be duplicated in the Arkansas-Oklahoma mining territory. R. K. Rodgcrs, spokesman for he Arkansas - Oklahoma Coal Operators association, said an em- jloymont agreement effected April 3 between management rep- escntativcs and the United Mine Workers in this dislricl apparent- y assured continued operation of the mines. The agreement was for an in- definile period, and not for 30 days as fixed for eastern mines, and provides any pay increases made later on will be retroactive lo April 1, Rodgers suid. The former Alton CCC camp six miles south of Hope ori Stale Highway 29 was dcdicaled lasl nighl by Congressman Orcn Harris as Camp Hcmpslead, at a public program sponsored by the American Legion. Recently the federal government, liquidating its CCC camps across the nation, relinquished the local camp to the joint sponsorship of the Leslie Huddlcston Post of the American Legion and Ihe Hcmp- slcad county government. Lasl night's meeting had two native sons as honored guesls, Archie Slevens, assislant director in the CCC Washington offices, who thought of his old home town when the camp became available for transfer; and Congressman Harris, who opposed other seclions lo assure Ihe camp's conlinued location in Hempstead county. Both Mr. Stevens and Congressman Harris were introduced by John Vesey on last night's pro,gram. It- was a letter-from Mr. Stevens to Mr. Vesey during the winter which set in motion Ihe cvcnls lhat led the local commun- ily to finally acquire ownership of the camp's $33,000 worlh of buildings and equipment. The Legion was host at a fish- fry at 6:30 p. m. for the various civic organizations, followed by Ihe niblic speaking program at 8 p. m. Body of Fulton Man Recovered From Red River The body of Roy Hollingsworth, who along with a companion, Logan Williams, had been missing since Tuesday, April 20, was recovered from Red River shortly before noon today. A searching party found the body floating down river about 2'k miles south of the Fulton'bridge. Searchers were hopeful of finding Williams' body soon. ; When last seen the men, em- ployes of the Arkansas Highway Department,'wore engaged in dislodging driftwood fi'om around the piers of the Fulton river bridge. Both had 'resided in Fulton for many years. ' Hollingsworth is survived by his widow, 2 sisters, Mrs. J. R. Williams of Little Rock, Mrs. Edwin Sanders of Bcardcn, and 2 brothers, Tiller and Ted Hollingsworlh of Sheridan. Davis Sees Big Increase in Farm Products New York, April 28.—W)— Wai- Food Administrator. Chester C. Davis, declaring farmers are do Freight Line Allowed to Purchase Another Little Rock, April 28 —(/P)— The Corporation Commission today authorized the Arkansas Motor Freight Lines, Inc., Fort Smith to buy Arkansas truck operating rights from the P. C. Motor Freight Lines, Fort Smith. There were no protests. The P. C. line hauls general commodities over state Highway 41 between DcQucen and Foreman and over U. S. 71- between Fort Smith and Texarkana. An Interstate Commerce Commission joint board took under advisement Arkans a s Motor Freight's application to take over Interstate operating rights from P. C. the latter firm also operates in Oklahoma and Missouri. ing spring planting in the American spirit of "damn the torpedoes; go ahead," expressed hope today this year's food output would top last year's record. In a speech prepared for the County Judge Fred A. Luck and Mayor Albert Graves, and the ot- icr county and city officials were introduced. Terrell Cornelius, adjutant of the ocal Legion post, was master of ceremonies; and Mayor Graves delivered the address of welcome. Ted Jones led community singing. The Rev. Thomas Brewsler pronounced the invocation; and the Rev. Robert Moore the benediction. The Legion color guards advanced, and retired, the colors during the program, which ended with the blowing of taps by the Boy Scouts. general session of the 31st annual meeting of the United States Chamber of Commerce, Davis said farmers are "taking apatrio- tic chance for America" by planting every possible acre although faced with shortage of Labor and machinery. Davis was unable to be present due to the press of duties in Washington, but his talk was read by Deputy Administrator William Byrd. Sharing the program were rear Admiral Emory S. Land, chairman of the Untied States Maritime commission; William L. Ball, vice Truman Group Probes Rubber, Tire Reports Washington, April 28 — (IP) — Warning the rubber situation may remain critical until next year, members of the Truman committee today projected a continuing inquiry into reports the adminislra- loin of tire and gasoline restrictions is being relaxed. "Most people seem to have the clca that the rubber problem is all solved," said Senator Brewster (R Vie.), "but I don't think we're out of the woods yet by a long shot." Senator Ferguson (R - Mich.) expressed belief the rubber si1 uation might remain tight until early 1944, and Senator Ball (R-Minn.) said Rubber Director William M Jeffers would be asked to justify recently liberalized tire and recap ping provisions when he testifies next Monday on the synthetic rub ber vs. . aviation gasoline pro grams. Ferguson said the decision to al low civilian drivers recaps had re suited in a general belief that "w Going Tough but Americans Take Three Key Hills | —Africa v'fj By WILLIAM B. KING *~ '" Allied Headquarters in North Af- « It, rica, April 28 (fP) — American ^ ? J troops stormed three fiercely de- ',*"£' fended hills straddling the road to ( f Mateur and Bizertc and the Brit-n^ ish First Army battled for a com-j ,, ( manding height at Medjerda vil- $* lage 21, miles northwest of Tunis, r *' it was announced at Allied head-V j,*' quarters today, as Allied forces'^l/j hammered against the tenaciously' f i \ defended but weakening Axis ^ A i bridgehead in Tunisia. <*% The British 'First and- Eighthf f^ armies, the Second U. S. Army p ' f Corps, and the French made P '-U "steady progress," an Allied com-, J munique said, but it was by dmt.^j* f hardest fighting, especially 'in,; *g :ie Medjez-El-Bab sector where v Allied attacks were followed by<v ¥ nemy counter-attacks all day yes- ' erday. . ,*> The Americans under Lieut, f , Gen. George S. P a t t o n, Jr., H ' cleaned Col. Gen. Jurgen Von Arnim's northern Germans and Ital- ans out of Djebel Dardyss and ^ occupied important high ground. Another contingent, pushing to : ' ward Jefna stalion, 28 miles south-, , west of Bizerte, swept the enemy off Djebel El Azzog north of Jefna and also took Djebel El Ajred, just to the southwest of the • station. ^ t These two knobs command much *> of the approach to Mateur, the im- j portant Axis cross roads 16 miles \ , to the east of Jefna. •> The British first army under < Leiut. Gen. K. A. N. 'Anderson;at- t , tacked Djebel Bou Auokaz, 12^ f miles northeast of, Medjez-El-Bab « and against savage fighting by the German defenders reached to''" 1 are pver the hump" *,on rubber within., 490 ;._y,ards" ..of ^the, cjre$t« " '• chairman of the War Production Board, and Joseph B. Eastman, director of the office of defense transportation. Land reported nearly 19,000,000 deadweight tons of dry cargo vessels and tankers will be conslrucl- ed in American yards this year as compared with more lhan 8,000,000 Ions last year. Russian Army Gets Set for Decisive Fight By EDDY GILMORE Moscow, April 28 —(/P)— Izvestiu, the official newspaper of the Soviet Union,' culled on the Red Army loday to prepare for decisive battles "which are in the offing." | The plea came as the Red Air Force carried on intensive attacks in force against German communications and maintained its sky superiority over the Kuban region of the Caucasus. All along the lengthy front, Red Air Force fighters and bombers pressed their attacks against 'the German lines and to the rear, in- dicaling they were providing a heavy mauling to German forces being brought up us the reserves for future operations. The currcnT land fight still was mostly artillery duelling. Heavy shelling was going on from the Kuban delta, in Ihe Nov- orossisk region, lo Ihe Volkhov from soulheasl of Leningrad. (The German radio said German I Stuka formations caused heavy casualties among Russian columns preparing yeslerday lo altack the Axis Kuban bridgehead, and lhat Soviel supply bases on the sea of Azov coasl also were heavily bombed. (The Germa,-, broadcast, recorded by the Associated Press, declared that 44 Russian planes were brought down in the southern sector, but did not say what period the report covered). Bari Airport Destroyed by Allied Planes Cairo, Egypt, April 28 — (/!') — Buri airport, 50 miles north of the Italian naval base of Turanlo, "practically disappeared" under a hail of 150 Ions of bombs from 70 United Stales Liberators Monday, the Ninth Air Force bomber command said today, and an RAF com- munique announced Ihe raid was followed that nighl by a heavy British ussuull. The communique said large fires were started cast of Ihc airdrome by the British attack on Bari, which is on the Adriatic coast. Pictures taken of the Bari airdrome yesterday showed u large number of planes — estimated at 50 — received direct hits or near misses which either destroyed or severely damaged them. Hangars Food Meeting to Plan Post War Scheme suf- New Britain, as well as the Cape Gloucester airdrome. Over Timor, Japanese fighter planes sought ineffectually to break up a formation of Dutch- manned B-25S which hit the enemy base of Cape Sevivara on the island's easternmost tip. The element fluorine, in proper quantities, has been found essential to healthy teeth. «!»-• •*> The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City was opened on April 7, 1-00. and repair assembly plants fered many direct hits. Leading the American raiders were Col. U. G. Ent, commanding officer of the Ninth Air Force bomber command, Col. K. K. Compton of St. Joseph, Mo., and Col. John R. (Killer) Kane of Shrevoport, La. Other pictures were taken during the raid by Maj. Francis B. Rang of Los Angeles, Calif., who said the attack was the "biggest thrill I have gotten from more than 200 hours of flying." He said he saw the roof blasted off one hangar and then "it seemed to crumple like a peanut shell." One pilot, Lieut. Ed Jewett of Bonner Springs, Kas., said "I saw two enemy pursuit ships trying to get off the ground. Then we dropped our bombs. That was the last anyone ever saw of those planes." ' British fighters also attacked a small enemy vessel near Rhodes and forced the crew to abandon ship, the .RAF communique syid. By WADE WERNER Washington, April 28 (/I 1 ) — How the posl - war planners of the United Nations food conference next month will approach the task of drawing up a blue print for a new world free from want was apparently in rough outline today. In announcing the conference agcnra yeslerday, a Slate Dc- parlmcnl spokesman made clear the blueprint will be only a blueprint designed for further study by the governments concerned; that is, the delegates convening at Hot Springs, Vu., in May 18 will not have ihc power lo bind Ihcir governments. "No commitments will be made," he said; "no agreements will be signed. The discussions will be purely preliminary and exploro- lory." If all Ihc topics listed were comprehensively discussed and the delegates could agree on recommendations for solution of the problems involved, their labors could produce a plan for the ... abolition of poverty throughout the world. For the conference proposes to discuss such basic questions as why millions of people are undernourished and how the vast potential food production made possible by technoligical advances can be placed before those who arc hungry. It approaches these problems from the viewpoint that huge so- called surpluses which, in Ihc pasl, often caused economic disruption and wide unemployment, were in fact not surpluses at all but simply evidence that the prevailing economic system was failing to put the world's available food into the That impression was furthered, h added, by reports that "the OPA is going to issue a whole flood o new C cards for gasoline rations Petroleum Administrator Ickes was called before the Senale group today to present his version of the rubber - gasoline row. Donald M. Nelson, War Production Board chairman, told the com- millec yeslerday il was only lo pre- venl "a bankruptcy on rubber" next fall that he ordered last January the scheduling of materials for completion of 55 per cent of the Buna S synthetic rubber program by midsummer. Ickes, he said, protested at the lime that the move would imperil the 100 - octane gasoline program and Undersecretary of War Patlerson complained it would cost the production of 18,000 planes. Nelson said he decided on Ihe move, however, after satisfying himself the war effort as a whole would be benefited. Because Ihe building of high - oclane gasoline refineries takes 12 to 15 months, he pointed out that if the entire rubber program were halted now there would be no immediate gain of airplane fuel as a result. Tornadoes Ki!I 2, Destroy Ohio Property Thirty or forty prisoners were "clip- lured at this point which com-^ ' •*> mands a great scetion of the Med-.//^ jerda valley and is only 21 miles "J in direct line from Tunis. *>' Twelve miles east of Medjez-El- j Bab the first army was engaging in a second thrust directly toward,;' Tunis along the Massicault road V 1 south of Tebourba and a famous British regiment attacked a feature of the terrain crown as Si * Abballah and captured it in a t bloody action. i 1 '., But typical of the Germans' ten-' , acious effort to hold every foot of ," their mountain rim, they counterattacked immediately with tanks >ji and infantry and drove the British from the crest. In the area east of Goubellat, v where armored clashes have * been occurring almost daily since , the start of the Allied offensive and « where 80 enemy tanks have been reported destroyed, the enmy continued to defend every foot of territory. The British however, had smashed to within four miles of the Pont Du Fahs supply road leading • from Tunis. . , Pont Du Fahs was threatened with encirclement by these British armored columns from the northwest and by French forces which had advanced 15 miles in three days from the southwest and were now pounding hard at the o u t- skirts. By "magnificent fighting," the* French Mathennel division had completed occupation of the mils in the northern part of the Giand Dorsal and pushed on out into the,' Pont Du Fahs plain which leads | lo Tunis, 34 miles distant,.* mill- excess i tary spokesman said: death-1 Howcve r, this force was meeting Cleveland, April 28 — (/)') — Dc- strucaion was reckoned in of $1,000,000 today af lei- dealing tornadoes slashed through J machine - gun and arlilleiy fire, northeastrn Ohio, killing two than 150 damaging world's empty stomachs. The topics listed in the agenda fall under three main heads: 1. Consumplion levels and requirements. 2. Expansion of production and adaptation to consumption needs. 3. Facilitation and improvement of distribution. children, injuring more other persons, and nearly 2,000 homes and several war plants. Many homes and barns caved in, roofs were carried away and power lines were thrown out, of opera- lion in the Cleveland, Akron and Fremont areas. Two Akron orphans — Richard Paternoster, 12, and Anthony Fernbach, 9 — were crushed to dearth as raging winds demolished a barn near Medina. C. G. Andrus, government meteorologist at Cleveland, said four separate tornadoes swept over the city. Their paths were short and narrow, and their power was concentrated on the east and west sides, he added. Nursing supervisors and disaster workers are being sent to both Cleveland and Akron, William Carl Hunt, manager of the American Red Cross' eastern area, an nounced in Washington. Synthetic spices, including cinnamon, mace, nutmeg and ginger, have been developed to replace imported natural spices. —-- - — —^» » * ^f"' ~ ' A recent survey indicates that an average freight train of 59 cars is started on its way in the United States evei-y 3.7 seconds. The advance of Gen. Sir Brnartjl L. Montgomery's Eighth Army o»i on the southern flank was most" marked in the area of Djebel Medt eker on his left. But the Germans were using a, liberal sprinkling of mines and machine - gunners who were said to be instructed to fight until killed in a murderous defense in advantageous terrain. On the extreme north, oilier French forces also continued to make steady though unspectacular progress along the Mediteuanean against defenders who had excel' lent cover for their machine-guns. As a result of the combined] American, British and French efforts the defenders were beiiig forced slowly to yield ground all along the line, but there was no indication they would suddenly give up the policy of fighting to their last ounce of military strength, A Loose Liver St. Louis (ff) — At the St Loins station's lost and found depaitment they have a suitcase filled with liver sausage—or they did unlij it began to turn sour—and a feUow's j pants. Those are just a couple of. items that have turned up leceutly, Boss Checker L, J. Meyer says "it must be the war; people leave their belongings right u«d lelt."

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