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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS mm mm mvm «^%^^.» »-»*.* * --.-• , ^^^BM^ THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHKAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME XXXIX—NO. 68. Blythevilie Daily Newi Blytheville Courier BlythevlUe Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 1942 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Model Guides Divers Salvaging Normandie NILTOSELS Navy Announces New Sink- ings In Caribbean And Atlantic Areas By United Press Axis U-boats prowling off the Americas have torpedoed and sunk four, and possibly five, more Allied merchantmen. Three of the losses were announced today by the Navy in Washington. Two of the sinkings occurred in the Caribbean and survivors have been landed without a casualty at east coast ports. The third vessel went down with the loss of .six crew members 500 miles ea^t of Bermuda. Thirtyfour survivors have reached Norfolk, Va.. and Charleston. S. C. Survivors Landed At Santa Lucia, in the West Indies, a United States patrol vessel landed one .survivor of a British ship, and the rest are reported to have reached Martinique. And a report from Pernambuco, Brazil, says 40 crewmen of the torpedoed British ship Theodore Bridge have been brought ashore by an American ship. Survivors of the torpedoed American ship told how a three-year- old boy kept up their spirits as they abandoned ship. He was Bobby Davis of Jacksonville, Fla., one of six passengers on the vessel. He clowned while the life boats were being lowered, and crewmen said his antics kept everyone calm and may have prevented loss of life. Forgot His I'ants One of the British ships torpedoed % in the Caribbean was the scene of a bit of comedy as the vessel went down. Seaman Edward Jone.s of Montreal said most of the men did silly things. He v/a.s on deck taking ' a sun bath Divers will study this transparent model of the capsized Normandie so they'll know where to go when they are under water. Officials in charge of salvaging the burned liner, now a transport, left to right: Lieut.-Comm. Carl Chandler, in charge of pier where ship burned; Comm. William A. Sullivan, director of naval salvage operations, and Capt. John 1. looker, salvage officer. New Appropriation Approved For Strengthening U. S. Fleet WASHINGTON, June 3. i UP)—The House Appropriations Committee has voted another 2-billion dollars to make the ,cet more powerful. Almost 900-million dollars will go to pay for 200,000 tons of new submarines authorized by Congress. The extra appropriation will help cover naval expenditures for the fiscal years 1941. 1942 and 1943. It boosts to 161-bilIion dollars the total war appropriations for the three fiscal years. The House may vote on the bill today. The measure also authorizes contracts totaling 150-million dollars * for expanding aviation plant facilities. In passing the bill, the committee eliminated a provision which would have provided more than one-billion dollars for the building of a half-million tons of naval auxiliary vessels. The action was taken on the grounds that construction of the vessels had not been authorized. However, the Naval Affairs Committee yesterday approved the building of the ships SERIES HELD JOE BLT1 IE SEEK 10 DESTROY ILL IN Congress Votes To Kill CCC WASHINGTON, June ?>. (UP)-*A congressional committee has voted to end the life of the Civilian Conservation Corps, end. grabbed his alarm clock and ; The house congressional committc.e clashed below for his britches when the torpedo struck. A few minutes later he found himself in a lifeboat with the clock but no pants. At Port Arthur, Texas, Seaman John Traubal who is recovering from .seven days on a life raft in the Gulf of Mexico says an Axis survivors as they repeatedly blinked sub tantalized drifted. The U-boat its lights and slipped away as the survivors swam towards it. _,_ Trau- bal was' one of 'three men who survived the sinking of an American vessel, the loss of which was reported yesterday. Truck and Tractor Tires Predominate In List Issued Here Today A total of 128 certificates for tires, tubes, retreads, and one new automobile were approved by Local Rationing Board 47-N on May 30. Those receiving certificates for truck retreads include Judge Crt- ner. 6 tires; C. C. Langston, one tare; L. K. Ashcraft. one tire; Lee Wilson and Co.. of Armorel. nine tires; Lee Wilson and Co.. five tires; B. J. Allen, two tires; H. M. James, four tire.s; Virsie Folcy. four tires; Robert Williams, one tiro: Forcum-James and Co.. six tires. in an economy move,, struck nearly 76-million dollars from an appropriation bill for the Federal Security Agency and the Labor Department. The 76-million represented the cost of maintaining the CCC during the next fiscal year. Thus the total appropriations for the Labor Department and F S A 1 ; were cut 203 million dollars below the. amount voted for the current fiscal year. The r ...full . _appropriations mittee did not cha'nge"' the subcommittee's action In voting approval of the administration's request for 58 million dollars for the Sfational Youth Administration. The administration had planned to operate 350 C C C camps. The funds requested were a big ;ome-down from the nearly 247 nillion dollars expended for the : C C this year. But the CCC has been a major ;arget of the congressional economy bloc ever since the start of the war. Today the bloc hit the target. and the v billion-dollar , appropriation for"' them may be put back into the bill on the House floor. The Naval Committee is ore- paring measures for the construction of more aircraft carriers. But it has not reached the point where it could be included in the impending bill. cranted the right to buy new truck tubes include Midwest Dairy, two; T. H. Honnoll of Leachville. one; E. H. Crook, one; Cobb Funeral Home, four; Huffman Brothers, one; S. O. Dobbs. one; Paul By rum. one: Sanders and Wheeler, two: Ellis Implement Co., one; C. H. Whistle, one; H. J. Frit/.ius. one: O. W. Davis, two; M. F. Dnnnmond. two; Arkansas Grocer, two; R. L. A.shby, one; Railway Express, one: T. Wade Jeffries, nnr: Magnolia Petroleum Co.. two: Planters Oil Co.. two; Elwood Deen. one: Jesse Webb, four. Forcum-James and Co.. 13 tubes. Right, fo buy new tractor lubes was given l.o James A. Bage of Manila, one: Joe Downing of Armorel two; R. H. Green of Huffman, one; Loursc Chapman of Ar- morcl. one: Otto Koehler of Dell, onr; Raymond C. Riggs. two: C. L. Abbott, two: Lonnic Matthews of Manila, two; and G. R. Nave of Armorel. one Forcum-James and Co. received ncrmit,s to buy eight new truck tires. Certificaics In buy ne\v passen- prr tire.s or tubes were granted t,o Charlie Newton Owens, one Lire and one tube: and' Claude Alexander, two tires. E. M. Regcnokl. of Armorel, was given the right to buy two new tractor tires and two new tubes. S. J. Cohen was awarded a certificate for one new automobile tire. J1ICEES ELECT F. Succeeds Robert A. Porter As President; Other Officers Selected E. F. Shettlesworth i Dies In California E. IF. Shettlesworth, G2. former resident of Blythevillc who has more recently '"made ' Ills' ' ho'rrie'* in Oroville. Cal., died at his home there Monday night according to a telegram received here by hi, sister-in-law, Mrs. Leslie Moore Funeral services were held at Oroville today. Mr. Shettlesworth, a contractor had been in poor health for approximately two years. He suffered from high blood pressure and an occasional heart attack. Severa times in the last two years he had planned to return to Arkansas to visit relatives.'but each time hij doctor advised him that he couldn't stand the altitude over the Rockies He is survived by his wife; five sons, Roland. Franklin, and Leon Shettlesworth of Oroville. Berlii Shettlesworth of .Sacramento. Cal. and W. O. Shettlesworth of st Louis; two daughters, Mrs. Gran Mays of Portland, Ore., and Mrs Jane Davis of Sacramento: two sisters, Mrs. J. A. Arnold of Brook land and Mrs. Bob Mellons o Paragould. James F. Nebhut has been named president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce for the coming year to succeed Robert A. Porter, who has served as head of that group since its organization more than a year ago. New officers were elected at a brief business session at Hotel Noble Monday night and will be installed at a banquet Monday night. Other officers are: A. E. "Chick" Hickman, vice president; Elbert Huffman, secretary, and Charles Brogdon, treasurer. On the board of directors are the retiring president. Max Logan. B. B. Goodman. Bancroft. Terry. J. p. McCalla. The new president and vice president were selected by the Chamber as official delegates to the national Jaycee convention in Dallas this month. Alternates are Mr. Logan. Mr. Terry, Louie Isaacs and Louis Davis. Tickets arc to be sold for the stag banquet which is being planned by William Young, John Burnett, and Mr. Goodman. Complete details will A roll of honor and certificate is to be given to all Junior Chamber of Commerce members who have been or are to be inducted into the armed forces, according to a vote of the group Monday nmht. Suspect Held Here Awaits Extradition ormer Blytheville Man Dies In Detroit; Rites Held Yesterday Funeral services were held in Detroit yesterday for Joe Blythe, )0, member of a pioneer Blythe- 'ille family who died there Saturday afternoon. He had been in .11 health for several years and iad retired after a .successful busi- le.ss career in Detroit where he noved many years ago. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack Blythe. In addition to his wife, Mrs. Susie Miller Blythe, lie i.s survived three daughters, Mrs. Jack Dawson. Mrs. George Spriggs and Miss Mary Blythe, all of Detroit; two sisters. Mrs. J. T. Phillips of Galveston, Texas, and Miss Lehi Blythe of here. Mr. Blythe wa.s well known here where he spent his youth and young manhood. In recent years it was his custom to spend frequent Winter vacations in the South and often came back to Blytheville to visit his friends and relatives in this section. . When he became critically ill early Saturday both his sisters, Mrs. Phillips and Miss Blythe, left for Detroit but failed to arrive before his death. . Enemy Columns Concentrate On Allied Air Bases Menacing Tokyo By United Press * The Chinese are battling stubbornly against the growing Japanese offensives in East China. -A Chungking communique says three reinforced columns of enemy troops are hammering toward Ohuhsien. the airdome base in Cheklng province within striking distance of Tokyo. The Chinese defenders are being pounded by heavy artillery, and aerial bombardment. At last reports, the enemy was within nine miles of Chunsien. Battles Elsewhere Heavy fighting also Ls reported in two other sectors where the Japs are striving to deliver the knockout blow to the China coast. One is south of Nanchang, in Klangsi province, and the other is on the Kwantung front, north of Canton. Toy!:<\ claims the fall of Tierusen, the provincial capital, In the Klangsi fighting, and the capture of Yuntam, in Kwantung province. The news is u little better from the Burma front. The British radio says imperial bombers from India, raided Akyab, and an offshore island in the Bay of Bengal. And Chungking military officials say American Flying Tigers have hit; the Japs so hard they've frustrated enemy plans to invade China from Burma. More Air Raids Allied aerial blows also high- Around-The-Clock Raids By RAF Hammer Germany; Rommel To Try New Drive WAR BULLETINS Government Will Use FSA For Admits He Was Here Under Nazi Orders lighted the fighting. In the Australian theater. General MacArthur's fliers have staged three more rnidg on the semi-circle of enemy-held sland invasion bases. They started big fires at Atamboea (ah-tahm-J boo'-a) in Timor Island. They nachinegunned , the., Mf- Jap base at Rabaul, And -they /dumped a heavy load of bombs pn , Tulgai, in the Solomon islands .where the Japanese rbuently have made large- scale landings. The TuglaL base represents a. .threat to the New Hebrides ; Islands, and the flanks of the Americhii; supply route to Australia., , .'. ., , ', Allied planes .still are hunting for thc'Japa.nepe li^er ship be- ricTvert to have'; 'Yauhonau 'the - LOS ANGELES, June 3. (UP) — Dr. Hans Helmut Gros is said to have .admitted coming to the United States with instructions to "'Organize sabotage, deal with Japanese agents and get military information. And, according to a ' statement presented by the FBI, Gros says his boss was his boyhood friend. Deputy Gestapo Chief Reinhard Heydrich, who is known as The Hangman. Gros. his American-born wife and a wealthy art. dealer. Albert Reufcer, arc on trial charged with failing to register as foreign agents. The FBI says Gros's statement was given freely immediately after his arrest last January. In it, Gros denied that he had harmed the United ^States. He said he had no intention to carry out his orders. But he conceded that he had sent information to the Gestapo through fake mail addresses in Sweden and Rumania. A. B. Wingo, 24. who was being held in the County Jail for officer, of Ripley County. Tenn.. where h is charged with larceny, was taken to. Little Rock yesterday by Chief Deputy Sheriff John Reinmiller and other officers for hearing on extradition. Governor Homer M. Adkins granted the request of Tennessee authorities that Wingo be returned there, but ordered that he be held in the county jail hern until June 10. to give George W. Barham. Blytheville, and WUs Davis. Memphis, attorneys for Wingo. opportunity to file habeas corpus proceedings if they so desire. Wingo was arrcst-ed here on suspicion of tire theft but no charges were filed against him by local authorities. Market Tone Better Stock Prices bo announced later, i A T <fe T 155 5.3 'American Tobacco 433-4 Anaconda Copper 24 Bethlehem Steel 511-2 Chrysler 61 New Orleans Cotton Mar . 1932 May . 1944 July . 1*50 Oct . 1899 Dec . 1918 prev. open high low close close 1909 1926 1938 1926 1936b 1948b 1937 1944 1857 1908 1920- 1841 1892 1857 1907 Jan 1920h 1906 1920b' 182Gb Coca Cola 71 General Electric 255-3 General Motors 37 1-4 Montgomery Ward 301-8 N Y Central 71- Int Harvester 441-4 North Am Aviation 103-8 Republic Steel 14 Radio 3 Alleged Slayer Is Declared Sane Nolan Mann. 24, negro, who is jcharged with first degree murder in the slaying of Clyde Johnson, | Socony Vacuum 67-8 negro, near here in January, has Standard of N 1 35 1-8 been declared SPJIO by the State Texas Corn V? 1 4 Hospital authorities at Littlo Rock i Packard -> and returned to the county jail u. S Steel here to await irial at the next ' term of criminal court. Mann, who was scheduled to receive a 30-day examination, was kept under observation at the State Hospital ior 35 days. then, declared to be "without psychosis." Don't put up W ith a slipping clutch: Have it repaired quickly sinil conserve engine power. Chicago Soybeans NEW YORK. June 3. .(UP)—The stock market had a little better today after sterl and railroad issues steadied. But, trading still wa.s very light. The bond market was somewhat ower. submarines which were sunk after they penetrated Sydney harbor. John B. McDonald Held For Assault Preliminary hearing for John B. McDonald, 29. who Lives on the arrested Monday night and charged with criminal assault growing out of the alleged rape of a young woman near Cooter, will be held there Monday, with Magistrate D. B. Barber presiding. The crime was committed, Sunday night as McDonald accompanied the woman home from a show, authorities said. The woman's father, brought the charges and Abner Ashcraft. city marshal and deputy constable of Cooter, made the arrest. McDonald was paroled from tiie Missouri State Penitentiary in March and had been serving a term there for another offense of the same nature. A rtS West Coast Aliens LITTLE ROCK. Juno 3 — Governor Adkins announced Tuesday that, 10,000 Japanese, moved from the West Coast, would be interned In Government camps In Deshii County, near Rowhcr and McGehce. Farms owned by the FSA, totaling about 10,000 acres, will be taken over by the War Department, the Governor declared. The farms nre Kelso and Alluvial Farms. Maybe More To Come An additional 5000 lo 10,000 Jrip- aness probably will be sent into some other area in the state, Governor Adkins nclded. E. B. Whltaker, assistant regional director of-the FSA In charge of rehabilitation, has been "detailed" by the Wur Department to direct, the relocation program. Mr. Whlt- aker, who emphasized thnt the FSA was not connected with the program, said burrocks similar to CCC 'campus would be constructed by the Wnr Department. Declaring that experiences of other sections hnd -shown interned Japnnes were not "hostile" he said that "over half of them arc American citizens rind they have to receive consideration as such." Entire families will be includcde in the mass evacuation, he uddcd. To Start At Once The two farms which will be the wartime home of the Japanese arc hot now in i'cultivation. They were purchased'several years ago by the FSA as a part of a "long time program of rehabilitation," Mr. Whitaker declared, It is mostly cut-over land. Mr. Whltalcer said a meeting had seen held with residents of McGe- riee and "^hey are appreciative of the fflrl that someone mis to take peopled ' • = • Qoverndr Adkins, who wa.s notified early Tuesday that the evacuation will begin immediately, said the camps will be well guarded and inmates not allowed to circulate at will; the men and women not be allowed to compete with Arkansas labor and when the emergency is over they will be returned to their homes. Sites for other camps have been inspected In Mississippi and Louisiana. WASHINGTON, June i{. (UP) —In one, two, three order, the House voted this afternoon to declare wur on Hitler's three Balluin stooges—Bulgaria, Hun- K'.uy, ;uu\ Rumania. Tlie Senate will complete the action, probably tomorrow. And then, when President Roosevelt signs the resolutions, H will be official. The whole tiling really is a diplomatic fonmilily, since the three countries deelared war on us at Hitler's bidding last December. All the Hou.se votes were unanimous. The war declarations were separate — one resolution for each of the puppet nations, llulpiria was first, :tf>7 to II. Hungary second, 35!) to 0, and Rumania third, ;Uifl to 0. There \vau no discussion of any of them. Republican representative Rankin of Montana, who was the lone dissenter when war was declared on the Herlln-Rome-ToUyo axis, was not present when today's votes were taken. Livestock ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 3. (UP) — Hogs: 10.000 all salable; Top 14.10; 180 to 270 Ibs 14.05 to 14.10; 140 to 160 lb.s 13 to 13.75; sows 13.25 to 13.85. Cattle 4200. calves 1800. battle salable 3000. calves salable 1200; slaughter steers 10.25 to 15; Cotton futures were down around l slaug , htcr heifers 9 - f5 to I4 = stocker 75 cents a bale. rand feeder steers 9.50 to 13.50. "Athletic" Mussolini Cheats At Tennis, Reporter Observes NEW YORK. June 30. (UP)—] trying to make the. "boss" look Brnito Mussolinc doesn't play tennis good. They missed most of their with any more grace than he dictates. What's more, he cheats. United Press Correspondent Reynolds Packard, just returned from shots en purpose. And when they did return a Mussolini serve, they placetf the ball in such a position that/a lame man with a broken Italy, watched II Duce in a tennis ; arm/could have hit it. match somr months before the United States entered the war. press ministry wanted newspapermen to .sec how robust Mussolini wa.s. By chancr. the correspondents saw Mu.s.solini .sneak out of his house and bicycle 300 yards to the ccurts. Five minutes later the reporters arrived and were told the game had been poing on for half an hour. Mussolini played five game.s and lest three of them. The sccro was announced as seven to five in favor of II Duce. Packard say:; that Mussolini is using his tennis technique to force the Italian people to continue with a war they all hate. The tennis technique, Packard July. Oct.. prev. open high low close close 175 175'v, 173 -. x 173!* 174'% 171% 172 Vj 171 li H2 The steel in one washing machine would make three machine guns (o shoo!, Japs. declares, wasn't so good. Mussolini served underhand, like a beginner. And he violated the rules by walking two or three steps beyond th baseline to serve. They were soap-bubble serve. The athletes playing against th dictator mndo fools of Ajd then II Duce lied about the/ score. Iti occurred to Packard thalj Muslim couldn' even afford to ;f a tennis match for fear of sufering a loss of prestige. f*hc correspondent says this wll- lh£ness to cheat was apparent wien Italy attacked Greece. Pack- aft was the only foreign correspondent to reach the advanced la Han forces in Greece. It was fcear there weren't more than 0,000 troops being used in what kas billed as a great offensive. i It was like the fake tennis match. ;the Greeks were supposed to lose $ince the Italians had scattered Bribes in advance. Packard says that even at the very start of the war against Greece, Marshal was a reluctant Pietro Badogllo member of the Restrictions On Lumber Deliveries Will Not Apply On 4000 Units ATLANTA, Ga., Junu 3. (UP) — More than 4000 partly-completed housing units in the southeast region, considered the ones most needed to house war industry em- ployes, were exempted today by the war production board from restrictions on lumber deliveries, according to Prank Ethcridge, regional war housing director of the W.P.B. Ehteridge said all buildings released from the Mny 13 order treezing delivery of softwood lumber for GO days are public-financed buildings. Location and size of the homing \Mock BombillQ RttldS units in the southeast area re- I _. . _ ** _ leased from the lumber restrictions, according to Ethrridgo, include: Florida: Banana River-Cocoa district, 30 units; Eau Gallic district, 80; Key West. 210; Sebring, 118. South Carolina: Charleston, 2,000. Alabama: Huntsvillc, 675; Mobile 450. MI5XICO CITY, June 3. iUl') —Tlirci*. perilous have been killed and a number hurt in a hlnsl at a Mexican government powder plant on the outskirts of Mexico City. Two workers and u fireman lost their lives. Four workers and several fire fighters were hurt in the explosion caused by a fire. WASHINGTON, June 3 (MM —Tho War Production Board has released lumber for more than 100,1)00 of Ui« most essential war housing units. The order makes lumber available for about half of the ZOO.O'JO projects being built for war workers, and employes of mJUl^tviry or naval *-M&4»] l *l>menUf. The 'li«it 6f excimpUous : was' drawn up by the National Housing Ailmiimtratiori and the WPIJ lumber and lumber products branch. It names those whose completion is most urgently needed. NASSAU, Bahamas,.- June 3. (UP)—Nassau is quiet today. British soldiers, police and volunteers patrol the streets. Hut officials believe that the two- day native rioting is over. Ncpro workers smashed and looted shops in protest over the difference between their pay and that of American* on a. liirgc United States project. Two of the rioters were killed. A native and a Hritish soldier were seriously injured, and 30 white men received minor wounds. The Duke of Windsor canceled his appointments in Washington to hurry back to Nnss;iu. II<> has been trying- to smooth out the difficulties. MOBILE, Ala., June 3. (UP) —A medium-sized Army bomber crashed today near Chickasaw, Ala., killing five or six persons. Brooklyn Field officials say the plane was from Key Field, Meridian, Miss. On crashing, the: plane burst into flames and sot a section of woods on fire. The pilot, co-pilot and cither three or four passengers aboard arc reported to be dead. More Big Raids Coming, British Say; Axis Desert Forces Regroup ; By United Press The Royal Air Force isn't giving the Nazis a moment's rent. All day long,' .powerful lighter-plane and bomber squadrons have been sweeping across the channel in a sustained offensive. .-.".... The day raiders took up where night crows left off, in their battering of Essen and .other Ruhr In du/it rial targets for a second slrnlyht night. British pilots say flres ana smoke sprond for miles over, the Ruhr, 05 I5CO raiders hammered home ' the at Luck. The Germans themselves admit considerable fire damage, particuf-" arly at the factory city of. Duisburg near Essen. More Big Kaids Cominp Though last night's attack was not on the scale of Saturday and Monday night raids, 'Britian has more monster raids In the offing. Air officers say they expect eventually to hurl 2000 bombers at a single target area In three hours. This won't, br; on a sustained scale, In the near '. future... Nor ..is an average of one-thousand bombers likely for some time: But 'the air ministry says repeated giants,: raids— by clay ahd night— -will .'mark'"' the start, of the secuna trbnt in he west. In this connection, Britain\s' doshlnu Commando . Chief, Lord',". Louis Mountbnttun, has arrived in Washington' for important talks. . His arrival coincides with that ol the - British Propduction :: Head, Oliver .Lyttelton. for conference* with American production, officials Planned In South Louisiana; New Orleans, 550. Rites Held At Dell For Jacob M. Gross ATLANTA Ga., June 3. (UP)- when an" invasion" ;6f Europe - /wili be pOBsibie. ; '. New Desert Teat Meanwhile, in the choking dust and blistering heat of Africa, American equipment is figuring in a vast new test of British "and German stren'gth. General Rommel— havng consolidated his forces in a 10-mile breach in the British nine fields— i.s rushing up niore tanks for a direct assaut of Tobruk. The British are counter-attacking to close the hole after American- made medium tanks paced a swift British advance on 4 the German flank, endangering Rommel's supply Uric. Trtio British column capturted the Axis advance base of *• Bengali. This lies 55 miles behind arid south of the gap which Rommel created. From Sengali, the British can strike to choke off the supplies moving up from the main axis bagp at Mekili— 38 miles away. '."'.' But Rommel already is reported to have moved up armored units to the mine-field gap.. Two Axis Spearheads ..^ There the second phase of .the eight-day battle of the desert "is in full sway. As Rommel charges forward, he apparently will try to push two spearheads within the mine field— one lighting the British at Knightsbridge and the other battling about five miles from, the coastal road between Tobruk and Ga/ala, here Italian forces arc hard-pressed. So far, it Is said the 'British have not yet delivered the main weight of their counter-attack around both sides of the mine field gap. But tanks are battering- each other, . hour after hour, in a general melee. The Italian high command contends that Rommel already has Southern defense leaders have been won a victory of considerable pro- warned to get ready for a bombing portions, and captured the .general —a bomtu'ng of flares or sacks of {commanding Britain's first armored flour. brigade. Regional civilian defense director • The British radio reports, without Chnrles Murchison has announced ! confirmation, thai- Mussolini now this mock bombing as part of plans I has arrived in Libya to look over for civilian defense maneuvers, j the battle. Murchison says that civilian de- Renew Russian Fighting fense in the southeast has passed The armies in Russia are stirring again, with the Germans poking Funeral services for Jacob M. Gross. 56. who at his home at Sunday afternoon at the home bv! cilies - Aftei< the Rev. Oscar L. Hayes, pastor of the Church of Christ. Ho i.s survived by his wife, Mrs. Velma Gross; three sons, Albert. Elmer, and Alvin Gross nil of Dell; four daughters, Velma. Edith. Francis, and Jean Gross all of Dell; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Gross of Coldwater, Miss. Hanna Funeral Home was in charge. Fascist party. He protested. And he was forced into retirement. . Mussolini doesn't want advice. His advisors know one word well. That, word is "yes." New York Cotton open high low close pr. cl July Oct Dec •Tan 1912 1923 1850 1«77 1895 1803 191!) 1923 I860 1889 1902 1894 18S5 1894 1906 1917 the stage of merely turning out the lights. , jot Soviet positions at half a dozen The defense director says that I points. The Soviet high command surprise air raid:, will be made by j claims 2000 Nazis have been killed flares .; a nd numerous tanks destroyed, southeastern | Several sharp clashes have been in thr raids checkups [progress for the past few days in died Friday night civil air patrols—dropping , Dell, were held or flour sacks over soutl will be made on the actions and j the Kalinin area—northwest of reactions of civilian defense Moscow. Officers Say Negro Admits Taking Tire Cambcll Smith, 33, Blythevillc negro, has confessed !the ' theft of a tire belonging to Wesley sel- lings of Yarbro officers here sa>\ The Stalling tire and two others which Smith had in his possession have been recovered. 1916 The negro, who was arrested at 1927 .Steele Saturday evening by Chief 1824 1842 1856 I Deputy Sheriff John Reinmiller, Chicago Wheat oucn hieh low close pr.cl July. Sept. 118S 119 ^ 117-s 1191s Chicago Corn 1852 1864 1890 1872 1887 1884 1899 and other officers.* is an ex-convict recently released from the 1894 1904 state penitentiary. July Sept. open high low 85% 85 -S 84 prev. close close 84't? 85^ 87% North Carolina leads all states in native-born population, with 99.6 per cent.

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