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f t " i "7 Thirteen Deaths for Jackson In Traffic This Year Let's Be Careful! Mississippi's Leading Newspaper for More Than a Century Full Associated Press Reports Jackson, Miss., Saturday Morning, September 27,1941 Established 1837 P 1 The Washington Merry-Go-Round By Drew Pearson and Roberts. Allen British Muffed Chance To Smile Hitler By Failure To Invade Europe; Russians Now Face Defeat, But British Help Is Still But A Trickle; Crisis Shows U.S. Needs Bigger Voice In War Policy, Observers Say; Steuben Society Raised Money For Senator Nye's Re-election In 1938. WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 You don't have to wait lor historians to record the fact that the greatest tragedy of the year 1941 as far as this war Is concerned Is the way the British have twiddled their thumbs, watched the Russians, and done almost nothing except cheer. Exactly three months have passed since Hitler sent his mechanized masses, hurtling across the Russian border, and in that time the British have sent only a trickle of help (only 200 U.S. Tomahawks, though more may have been sent In the last day or two). Yet the British knew that prolonged Russian resistance was the biggest chance they had of defeating Hitler. They also knew that Hitler's tactic always has been to pick his victims one by one, never to attack when h had to fight two countries at once. " Yet realizing this, the British have done virtually the same thing Poland did when Czechoslovakia was invaded, what Jugoslavia did when Bulgaria was invaded, and Turirpv aa when Jugoslavia was Invaded. They have merely sat on the sidelines, sent uu -planes,' plus a mission to Moscow, taken a good long rest and cheered. Second Front Against Hitler? Meanwhile, the General Staff advisers of both the British and American armies have bluntly warned that the Russians were sure to be defeated unless a second front was created against Hitler. This second front against Hitler meant, of course, a British- expeditionary force landing in France, (Continued On Page Four) Axis Powers Move To Quell Outbreaks In Croatian Section Roman Spokesman Predicts Banishment Of Serbian Rebels ROME, Sept. 26 (INS) Stern repressive measures, possibly including mass banishment of an estimated 1.500.000 Serbians, were predicted tonight by a foreign of- lice spokesman as Italy ana uer manv moved to ouell mounting An ti-Axis outbreaks in that part of , conquered Yugoslavia designated as the Kingdom or Croatia. Some rearrangement, such as an ; exchange of populations, may be necessary to replace the "hasty preliminary" arrangements in the -Balkans, this spokesman asserted. His assertion followed within a day of Italian military retccupa-tion of a previously demilitarized zone extending through old Bosnia, Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovania and stretching from the Adriatic coast to the Alps. At the same time, the Italian new spaper La Tribuna in a dispatch from Belgrade announced that 14 members of armed bands had been killed in the Sava Valley of Old Serbia by Serbian armed forces striving to put down the .up rising. Ten others were said to have been captured. (A British radio broadcast picked up in New York by CBS stated that 445 Italians have been convicted of sabotaging war materials. The London broadcaster also asserted that a special court martial recent- continued On Page Three) - $ : WEATHER MISSISSIPPI Saturday, fair, warmer in aorta Mr- um. ... ..... Sudar, fair. LOUISIANA Saturday, fair. Sunday, fair. ARKANSAS . Saturday, fair and warmer. Sunday, increasing- cloudiness followed fcy showers and cooler ia northwest portion by night. JACKSOX . Atlanta Birmingham . - Chicago . DenTer Jacksonville . .......... Little Rock Memphis . ............. Meridian ..." Miami : St SI 80 64 77 94 74 78 82 88 81 8? 78 81 59 67 65 41 48 69 50 50 65 81 73 72 6S 53 0.12 Mobile . New Orleans New York . Vickaburs . 0 67 0 17 KiTcr BoHette states la Feet : Flood Present 2-Hoor State Slats Cbance PEARL RIVER . PEARL Jackson . is 2.05 unched .MISSISSIPPI & Hf 30 148 ' 0.0 .... Memphis . . 34 7 9 0 4 rise Helena 44 jo 5 ' Arkansas City 42 7.8 0 4 fall Vlcksburg 43 4 0 0.4 fall Natchei 43 95 0J fan Baton Rouge 35 - 6.4 0 4 fall Donaldson ule . ...28 5.0 0 3 tall Hew Orleans 17 3.0 0.1 fall OHIO) tro ' I. 10 18.3 0.8 fall Collins May Contest Election If Vote Unchanged By Official Canvass To Be Held Saturday A contest of Tuesday's X7. S. senatorial election appeared certain yesterday if Secretary of State Walker Wood's official canvass does not swing the 646-vote margin of victory from Rep. Wall Doxey of Holly Springs to Rep. Ross Col lins of Meridian. j Secretary Wood awaited returns from Bolivar, Tunica and Yazoo counties before beginning his of ficial tabulation, expected to begin at ten o'clock Saturday In the pres ence of representatives of both candidates. Mr. Collins campaign manager, John Holloman, yesterday said he had written all county election commissions asking them "to preserve and hold for inspection of representatives of Ross Collins . . .the ballots cast in all the boxes in your county" as well as lists of voters, tally sheets and poll books. A statement from Mr. Holloman asserted "information is flowing in by telephone, mail and personal calls (to Collins headquarters) indicating that the count in many counties is inaccurate in some places greatly so. . Collins Claims Majority "Mr. Collins claims he has been elected to the United States Senate by a very substantial majority, even larger than the estimate of 1,000 votes made yesterday," the statement declared. Attorney-General Greek Rice was away from Jackson for the weekend but it was understood any contest of the election result would have to be made to the TJ. S. Senate, which is the judge of its own membership. The attorney-general and Governor Paul Johnson, together with Secretary Wood, are members of the state election commission. Governor Johnson left Jackson yesterday for Hattiesburg and Pasca-goula, announcing he would not return until Monday. Secretary Wood, however, said he would go ahead with the official canvass alone as soon as he received returns from the three missing counties. This action had been approved by the attorney-general, who said the secretary would then certify, the result to Governor Johnson for issuance of an election certificate. Mr. Collins, who has been at Meridian since election day, was expected in Jackson tomorrow, while Mr. Doxey is still in Wash ington. . . :From Hindman Doxey, campaign manager for his brother, came tnis statement last night: "A careful check of the 82 coun ties in Mississippi as shown bv the certified returns of the official shows that Wall Doxey has been elected United States Senator by a safe majority, "The people have spoken and we are absolutely confident that the tabulation of the official count by the state election commission will shew us to be correct." Walter Hines Jones Dies Af Hazlehurst Was Official Of National Farm Group Walter Hines Jones, secretary-treasurer of .the National Farm Association, died at his home in Hazlehurst Friday evening at 7:30 o'clock of heart trouble. He was 44 years of age. Hines is survived by his wife, two daughters. Patrica Jones, a student at L. S. U.f and Dorothy Jones, student in the Hazlehurst school: one sister, Mrs. Floyd J. Robinson, Rawleigh; and one brother, L. M. Jones, Rawleigh. The body will lie in state at the Taylor Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending arrival of relatives, it was announced. Russians In Crimea Face Repetition Of Nazi Air Tactics Used In Crete Invasion; ...'. Occupation Would Open Road To Oil Fields BY. KIRKE L. SIMPSON A repetition in the Crimea of Nazi air invasion technique so suc cessfully employed on the Island of Crete appears to be the greatest danger facing the Russians holding the Peninsula. British concern over the situa tion on the Black sea flank of the eastern battle line is well ground ed. Should the crimea fall into the Germans' hands, they would have air and sea bases for a thrust into the oil rich Caucasus. . Above all else in Russia Hitler is seeking access to those oil sources. Apart from his own urg ent need for oil, the Russians war effort might be quickly bled white for lack of the vital fluid if the Cau casus source were cut off. That British forces from India or Egypt would. be thrown in to aid the Russians in the Caucasus is a fore gone conclusion. A route is avail able via Iran and the stake is great. in iact were already are hints from London that British troops U. 5. Destroyer Speeds To Rescue Of Freighter's Crew Mystery Surrounds Fate Of Skakel After Distress Call JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 26. (INS) A U. S. destroyer, after reaching the last repor- - ted position of five life rafts carrying nine men believed to be survivors of the freighter Ethel Sakel, radioed late tonight that it was unable to locate either the rafts or their human cargoes. The destroyer said poor visibility, due to a tropical disturbance in the western Caribbean, hampered the search. The destroyer gave up Its search shortly before eleven o'clock tonight, and announced it would stand by, awaiting daylight. Four, patrol bombers from San Juan will also join the search in the morning. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 26 (INS) The fate of the freight er Ethel Skakel, and nineteen members of her crew of 28, re mained a mystery tonight as a U. S. destroyer sped to a spot 200 miles south of Santo Domingto to rescue nine crew members afloat on five life rafts. The life rafts bobbing about in a turbulent gale-swept sea, were sighted late this afternoon by a U. S. Naval patrol plane which had been scouring a wide area since the freighter, formerly the Libby Maine, radioed she was in distress early yesterday. Reports to the Naval Comman danfs office at San Juan, picked up by the coast guard station- at Jacksonville, said the rafts were sighted at approximately the same position 200 miles south of Santo Domingo from which the first distress calls were heard. Anniversary Of; Axis Alliance Sees Tokyo Lukewarm Gov't Squelches Some Pro-Nazis, Keeps Stiff Schedule SHANGHAI, Saturday, Sept. 27. (JP) The Japanese military announced today that their troops ha dentered the outskirts- of Changsha, bitterly defended capital of Hunan province, and that hand-to-hand fighting was raging. A Japanese dispatch from the front said the invaders entered the northeast corner of the city and that there the Chinese defenders were putting up a battle to the death. Earlier Japanese reports claimed the destruction of four of the seven defending Chinese armies and the encirclement of another. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Japan began this (Sat) morning a curiously subdued celebration of the first anniversary of her entrance into the' axis alliance, the government silencing some cf the more ardent among the pro-Nazis (Continued On Page Three) may be moving into the eastern battle from Iran. Clear Sea Route German capture of Sevastopol, main Russian naval base on the southwestern tip; of the Crimean Peninsula, would clear most of the sea route from Rumanian ports and the Danube Delta for German use. Even if it did no more than shorten the supply lines for German forces on a wide sector of the Russian front, the conquest of the Crimea would be worth the cost of a major offensive. Add the possibilities of using the Crimea as a base for a sea and air borne assault across the upper reaches of the Black Sea toward the Baku oil fields south of , the Caucasus range and its strategic importance is doubled. Yet taking the Crimea against any substantial Russian forces holding its northern flank is a problem for Hitler's generals. Except for the Perekop Isthmus, hardly five miles wide at its neck, there is no good land approach to . (Continued On Page Three) . s jff s-ty- y-vsf s- -x- . 'ft i i - , " ' Piaj v" 4Sv Jjh Jf r, w - m Wsyy m-yov . A BRITISH ASSAULT AT SEA A German "flak" or anti-aircraft vessel (right) dodges through the water off the Dutch coast, according to the British caption, while British Blenheim bombers roar overhead and splatter the sea with their explosives. The bomber (wheel at top) from which this picture was ma3e has just dropped the bombs bursting in the center. ,, . ; . - i ... ,;...:.;vV;-w;f . Jackson Tigers Upset Hub Eleven In Thrilling Game; Rebels Licked In Wild Tilt Barrett Takes Spot In Jackson Victory ' By CURTIS YOUNGBLOOD A fighting . little team from Central High upset the I Hattiesburg Tigers 20-6 here Friday night. The Crawleymen were swamped under Hub power while the , purple and gold drove to the first touchdown through the Jackson line, but the local team came back in a hurry to score in the second quarter to take the , lead and hold it all night. The chief strength of the "Jack son boys lay in a pair of plunging backs named Billy. - Murray and Benny Barrett and a pair of" tough ends in Lawrence Ingram and Sam Smith. Hattiesburg had its leader. in fullback Hildon Beach. , "Glamour" Welborn recovered a Jackson fumble on- the Hinds 31 to initiate the Hub touchdown drive. It .was interrupoted when Ward recovered Head Harmon's fumble for :' Jackson, but Hatties-buiJP got underway again when Benny Ray Noble intercepted Billy Murray's pass. With a pass from Beach to Harmon to get the thing started, Hattiesburg drove through the Central line to the one stripe where Beach took it to go for the touchdown. Beach did most of the ball carrying on the 31 yard drive. Jackson started its touchdown drive from their own four yard line. : Downing, Murray Shores (Continued, on Page Three) Russian Prisoners Taken Af Kiev Raised To 574,000 Headquarters On Front Sees More In 'Few Days' BERLIN. Sent. 26 (INS) Rus sian ' prisoners taken in the Kiev "iron rings" - tonight mounted to 574.000. a f special announcement from Chancellor Hitler's : front-line headquarters asserted, and liquidation . of the remainder within a few days will bring the Red captives to 2,500,000 men. . "Fierce onslaughts" at the same time are under way in the Crimea, the Germans announced, but Berlin admitted that strong Soviet fortifications bar, the Nazis' way a-cross the Black Sea peninsula, "short cut" to the oil lands of the Caucasus. Land mines planted in the approaches to Leningrad, it was conceded, are holding up the drive on that city to such an extent that the German commanders are planning to subdue the city by a starvation siege rather than a frontal attack. - . Indications developed also that the Nazis have launched a new offensive against the Moscow region. Hitler's GHQ announced ' that the luftwaffe destroyed Vrailway tracks and armament establishments in the , areas of Kharkov, Tula and Moscow." Tula is 100 miles directly south of Moscow. The approaching mop-up of the Kiev "iron rings": and the, complete debacle of the southern army of Marshal Semyon Budenny points the way to great new German campaigns in the " immediate future, Nazi military authorities said. ; -.. - They predicted that winter will find the Germans at the Caspian (Continued On Page Three) , 2 Hovious PayesWay For Touchdown " By PURSER HEWITT GRIFFITH STADIUM, Sept. 26 Badly, outclassed in the line then wildly out-licked in a , ragged ball game typical of. early season play Ole Miss lost Its 1941 opener to Georgetown-here tonight, 16 to 6. Georgetown made two easy touchdowns and a relatively simple field goal for . its points. Ole Miss saw Junior Hovious make a brilliant punt return which paved the way for the second stringers to score the Rebel touchdown minutes laterr-V " ' Both Hoya six-pointers came on unopposed 'runs by linemen with, fumbled balls, once from midfield and once from the Ole Miss 42, with, bitter irony of it all, MerlQ Hapes doing the fumbling both times.- ' '' ; r - ' It is possible that on the first 'occasion, Hapes was handing the ball to the referee when it was stolen from him. But the second case was a fumble, and the ball popped up in mid-air just right for the lineman to fold it in and run. Fumbles Costly . Flack fumbled a fourth down pass from center early in the fourth quarter to give the Hoyas a chance to make their field goal, the only score of the first half. Ole - Miss was handicapped by several cripples, notably the first string blocking back, and they picked up several more injuries to, add to , their hospital list as the game went along. The Rebels were not outplayed, as the statistics show. They went into Hoyas territory five times on drives, while the Hoyas failed to earn a single, penetration of Reb territory. But the big Georgetown line was too much for a gallant Mississippi fore wall that featured the play of the Hazle boys, crippled Honey Britt, Swinney and Wood. . Story of Failure , .The story; of the Rebel failure to make more points Is one of lack of ability to block the heavier Hoya players. The story of the Hoyas scoring is largely one of . luck, tough breaks for Ole Miss coupled with ability of the locals to cash in on, their wonderfully fortunate scoring1 chances. . Ole Miss. started. Davidson and Thorsey at ends and sent in 'Eu-banks and Pool; Alesevich and Wisozki opened at tackle . with Hazel, Kozel and Bernochi subbed; Meyers and Fry e were the guards at the kickoff, with Britt and Hazel going in. Swinney began at center and then alternated with Wood, Hogsette,: Flack, Sam and Castle were the Rebel starting backs, with Bennett, Hovious, Hapes, Terrell, Jones and Tillman going in. The statistics showed the Rebs made 15 first downs to five for Georgetown, and made 253 yards net to Georgetown's 52. First Period V Ole Miss went in the hole right off the reel when Jackie Flack fumbled a fourth down pass from center, on an intended punt. Flack had received the kick off cn his five and returned to 30 where Sam, Flack and Castle had made five in three tries before the ill-starred punt was called. After the Hoya attack had carried to the 15 on the reserves, the Rebel first string went in and stopped them on passing and running plays, so Barrett backed up to the 25 and kicked a field goal for three points. Sam returned the succeeding kick off to the Rebel 30 and Hapes quick-kicked on the first down to the Hoya 24. Georgetown made a : (Continued on Page Three) Roosevelt . . 1 - . - Warns Axis Of Free Sea WASHINGTON. Sept. 27.(Sat-urday) (INS) President Roosevelt, forcefully reasserting America's gravely challenged freedom of the seas doctrine, early today warned the Axis that ships of . the expanding U. S. Merchant Marine will sail the seven seas "as they are intended to" protected to the limit of this government's ability against torpedo, shell and bomb. With a prediction that there shall be "no death for America, for democracy or for freedom," the president declared that this government's pledge to all mankind is to guarantee "world-wide, eternal liberty." The chief executive simultaneously condemned as rankly dishonest the proposals of those "few Americans" who, he said, preach a gospel of fear by, claiming to favor freedom of the seas in principle while urging that . American ships be kept tied up in port, safe from hostUe attack. Q Mr. Roosevelt asked Americans not to heed such preachings, since they reflect an attitude which he described as 'neither truthful nor honest." The assertions of the president, made in a recorded address highlighting the series launchings of 14 new cargo ships on the nation's three coasts on this "liberty fleet day," prefaced antlcipa ted capitol hill action upon the administration's demands for repeal or revision of the neutrality act, to permit arming of U. S. merchantmen and their passage into the war's combat zones. Army Battalion Of Paratroops Stabs In Back WITH THE 'THIRD ARM YIN LOUISIANA, Sept. 26 (-Landing with big splashes that stampeded a herd of bawling cattle in all directions, a Red army battalion of paratroops tonight stabbed the Third Army in the back as advance Blue units drove heavily on the threatened. Red base in Shre-veport. . The spectacular air raid occurred four miles outside of Eunice, La., when-127 paratroops and -four umpires unloaded within ten minutes from 12 transport airplanes, grabbed mortars, rifles and machine guns dropped from other planes and set about a systematic sabotage attack on the Third Army's advance headquarters. Just at dark, two hours after the saboteurs floated to earth, they met their . first resistance as the Blue army rushed pell mell up to the landing field to attempt to seize the simulated fifth column ists.. . " , The raid, second of the current maneuvers, came toward the close of the games as the hard-hittincr Second armored . division aided by (Continued On Page Three) v Senator Jim Eastland Surrenders Interim Post 'Reluctantly' WASHINGTON, Sept. 26-W) Senator Eastland r (D-Miss) said today he was giving up his job with real reluctance. Appointed to serve until the election of a successor to the late Pat Harrison, 36-year-old Eastland is going home tomorrow. .. - . . He said he expected his successor to take the oath next week, t - Unofficial returns Indicated. . ..the election of Representative Wall Doxey over Representative Ross Collins in Mississippi's special senatorial election. Eastland said he had found " the senate the "most democratic . body of men I've ever seen," and that he regretted leaving so many friends. He returns to his farm at Doddsville and his law office at RuleviUe, Miss. . . REMEMBER . To Order Your Want Ad to Start In The Sunday Clarion-Ledger , Before 5 P.M. TODAY. SUNDAY is a good day to start your sales or rental offering to reach the vast audience of buyers and renters who will be watching The - Clarion - Ledger' Classified col'imns for articles of every description; rooms, houses and apartments for rent, etc. Be sure your message is there for them to see! 10 Words 7 Days cost only $1.12 Dial 3-2421 For Prompt Want Ad Service British Consider Help In Crimea As Battle Tide Turns Prominent South Mississippi Attorney Dies At Magee Home Funeral For James M. Wells Saturday 10 A. M. MAGEE Sept. 26 James M. Wells, 48, prominent Simpson county attorney, passed away at his home here early Friday morning at 12:25 S.m. Mr. Wells had been in ill health for some time and had been a patient at the Veterans Hospital in Alabama, but 10 days ago returned to his home here. He was a member of the Baptist church, the American Legion ana the Simpson County Bar associa tion. Funeral services will be conducted from the Magee Baptist church Saturday morning at 10 o'clock with the Rev. G. O. Parker, pastor, officiating. He wiU be assisted by Dr. W. A. Hewitt and Rev. W. A. Hall, of Jackson, Rev. Roy Lane, Union; Rev. B. H. Williams and Rev. C. C. Jones, Mendenhall. and Rev. Dan Moulder, Jackson. Survivors include: his wife, Mrs. Sadie Clark Wells, and two child ren; his mother, Mrs. W. A. Wells, all of Magee: two brothers. Dr. Charles Wells, Canton, and Rook-er Wells, Collins; four sisters, Mrs. oiia Jones, Lapento, Ark., Mrs. George Layton, Ellisville, Mrs. H. B. Maddox, Magee, Mrs. Jewel Ates, . Magee. Active pallbearers will be: .R. (Continued On Page Three) , $ , Duke And Duchess Leave Washington For Alberta Ranch Duke Impressed By Memorial - To Abe Lincoln . WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (INS) Carrying with them memories of a warm public reception, the Duke of Windsor and his American-born Duchess tonight were vacation-bound to the Duke's ranch In Alberta, Canada, via Chicago, after a whirlwind 40-hour visit in the nation's capital. The world famous couple left Washington early this afternoon after the Duke had spent a busy morning calling at the War and Navy departments, with an unscheduled ctop at the white marble Lincoln Memorial, where he (Continued On Page Three) IFooflbalfl coires BIG EIGHT Jackson 20; Hattiesburg 6. Greenville 12; Vlcksburg 6. Meridian 6; Greenwood 0. McComb 27; Catholic Hi (Memphis )13. Newton 6; Tuptlo 0. Clarksdale 26; Kosciusko 7. -Gulfport 37; Magee 0. Louisville 6; Cclumbus 0. G.C.M.A. 18; Biloxl 6. SOUTH Georgetown 16; Ole Miss 8. Miss. Southern 70; Ga. Teach 0. Chattanooga 26; Tenn. Tech 19. Auburn 13; Howard 0. Rollins 40; Newberry 0. Spring Hill 19; Livingston Tech 0. Tampa U 44; S. Ga. Teachers 0. Sewanee 20; Washington and Lee 19. Roanoke College 14; Guilford 0. Alabama Freshmen 14; Howard Freshmen 0. Delta State 25; Troy 0. Creightcn 32; Centenary 20. MID-WEST Dayton 75; Detroit Tech 0. Furman 40; Wofford 19. Youngstown 14; Ohio Unl. 0. Xavier 40; Butler (Ind) 7. St. Louis U 13; Missouri Mines 7. EAST Duquesne 33; Niagara 0. Temple 31; Kansas 9. Syracuse 39; Clarkson 0. JUNIOR COLLEGES Wesson 13; Scooba 0. Poplarvllle 13; Goodman 6. ' Ellisville 24; Perkinston 6. HIGH SCHOOLS Bogalusa 26; Picayune 0. Byram 13; Star 0. , Mendenhall 39; Puckett 0. $ ON COLD STORAGE LIBERTY, MO., Sept. 28. ) Earl Cossairt is wondering if his wife isnt taking her golf too seriously. ' Rumaging through the ice box, he found two golf balls in the tray with the eggs. By International News Service Russia Friday night said that the tide cf battle was turned In the Soviet's favor on the Leningrad, central, and Odessa fronts, while the Germans have failed to break through earth-quaking mine fields down the narrow Perekop Isthmus leading to the Crimea. But the Germans claimed capture of 574,000 Russian prisoners In "iron rings" beyond Kiev, while admitting a virtual stalemate has been caused by mine fields at Leningrad. Under Chancellor Hitler's own orders, four German armies made three gigantic attempts to brealc through the Bryansk sector of the south central front towards Moscow, the semi-official newspaper Xzvestia reported. But, it was said, all the drives were beaten off wltn 20.000 Nazi casualties. Dispatches reaching London add cd that the Germans are throwing greater masses of air-borne troops into the campaign for the Crimea, but so far none of the parachutists have seized Russian positions. Soviet bombardments, the blasts of land mines, and Red counterattacks are stemming the Nazi attacks on the Crimea, said Moscow, while the Russians are counterattacking the Nazi flank. Seventy thousand German mechanized troops were estimated by the London Daily Express to be fighting In the battle for the Crimea. Moscow said that military forces and a great civilian army of men and women have broken up a three-fold German offensive at Leningrad. By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS Strong indications that British imperial troops are going Into the Caucasus to help the Russians hold that vital oil reservoir against the most dangerous of the current German offensives and one that presumably would be the least hampered by winter weather arose last Fri.) night. It was learned that General Sir Archibald P. Wavcll, the British commander in India, was cn route to Iran (Persia) to confer with Col. T. Novikov, the Russian commander there, on what was flatly termed Joint British-Russian defense of the Caucasus. Moreover, Capt Oliver Lyttlcton, British middle eastern political and economic coordinator, arrived la London to see Prime Minister Churchill, and there were unoillclal reports from India that Wavcll was already organizing an expeditionary force in Iran for service la southern Russia. British and Russian columns already stand in Iran, whence they could move reasonably quickly Into southern Russia, having entered for the avowed purpose of putting an end -to Nazi Intrigues. London for days has shown great concern at the progress of the German drive in the south for beyond the Caucasus lie the routes to India. Germany in effect admitted-latt (Continued On Page Three) War Deparimfent Gives Promotions WASHINGTON. Sept. SS-WV-The war department announced the following had accepted appointment to the Officers Reserve corps: Mississippi Shelton Peck Allen, 2nd It. Inf. res, Magee; William Sharp Cran-ford, Jr., 2nd It. cares, Taylors-ville; Charles Herbert Dubra, 1st It. ch-rcs, 1903-32nd Ave., Harrison; Eb Winston Smith, Jr., 2nd It. inf-res, Hernando; Peter Taul Bucschcr, 2nd It, lnf-rcs, Cll-29th ave.. Meridian; Ocorge Marvin Jenkins, 2nd It. inf-res, 50 Magazine St., Tupelo; Robert Warrca Larroux, 2nd-It. lnf-rcs, 1400 Dunbar ave., Bay St. Louis; John Charles Mclsheimer, 2nd It. cw-res. 701 Farmer st., Vlcksburg; Van Tankertlcy Stubbs, 2nd It. Inf-ren, Baldwyn, and Carroll Woolsey Allen, 2nd lt.-rcs, 603-C Beach, Pass .Christian. Abe Martin Ajuic uuu mi iiu nut tiaic iMi- ally gon.back t'gethcr acin. Lafe rescrviu one uay a win - dependent action. Blue scree clothes seem t' cause dandruff. Record Live stock Show F Fair V : J '-- 0tr Free 6 eatures State Oct.

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