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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOUK1 VOLUME XXXVII—NO. 21.7. Blytheville Dally News Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE,VARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1940 SINGLE COPIES FIVE-CENTS BATTLE FOR ARGYROKASTRON IS IMMINENT Italians Reported Retreating On Land And Sea Storm Sweeps Out Of Gulf To Harass Nation By United Press A wintry snow storm that blew out of the Gulf of Mexico spread in fan shape over the nation today, blanketing northern states with the first general snowfall of the season and drenching southern states with rain. Cold gripped the states from the shores of the Pacific to the Atlan- DALLAS, Tex., Nov. 27. (UP) — Thousands of refugees from hundreds of square miles of flooded south and east Texas bottom -lands waited on high ground today for debris-filled rivers which had driven them from their homes, to return to their banks. Rain for seven davs had filled tic seaboard adding to the perils of j the Sabine, Brazos, Trinity. Neches, travel and the suffering of refugees. Off Maine, gales lashed the seas and four ships set out into the storm to the assistance of a sinking freighter. Storm warnings were hoisted on the Great Lakes. In Texas, thousands of refugees , huddled on high ground awaiting the recession of swirling, debris- filled rivers that had driven them from their bottom-lands homes. The heavy rains that had choked the south and east Texas rivers with flood waters had ceased and flood crests were spilling into the Gulf of Mexico. Repairmen patched communications and power lines wrecked by an ice storm in the Texas Panhandle and brought communities back into communication with the rest- of the state. The rain -was general through the lower Mississippi River Valley and locally heavy rain fell on the -ibhio" River Valley.Vsnow fell over "' Iron -Guards^'Crush' Minority In Typical European Style J M. ' • I J Reach $95,000,000,000 In 1942 Say Fiscal Experts ^-^..i,-.."-'trie * ..westftti^.. st&teSi'v as 'lar...: <LS tne -^Rockiesr-tHain, was forecast -for- today along the west coast and light frosts were expected in the central west valleys. Snow fall was heaviest in the Great Lakes and northeastern states and a white Thanksgiving was assured New England where some backwoods roads were impassable. Pennsylvania, which, also clings to the traditional last Thursday of November for Thanksgiving, reported sleet and snow, two to four inches deep in the western and. north central areas and still falling. New York state was blanketed with snow which was particularly deep in the upstate region where Colorado, Navidad, San Jacinto and Little rivers and their tributaries. The rain had ceased and the crests of the bloated streams were spilling out into the Gulf of Mexico. Authorities said it would be several days before the refugees could go to their ruined homes. The Red Cross mobilized temporary shelters for them. Red Cross and state authorities paid tribute to volunteer aviators and boatmen who untiringly and frequently at personal risk, had removed stranded sufferers. They had kept the death toll low. Only three deaths had been reported: Two persons were missing. In the~Panhandle where ice leveled hundreds of miles of telephone, telegraph and power lines and isolated many communities, including Amarillo without, water or lights for i'Jmost three days, agricultural observers said the area • might : re-_ ;ce.i>jel.2benents „ enough-. from .-.the' ~" ~ • moisture to compensate for WASHINGTON. Nov. 27. (UP)— National defense experts estimated today a national income of $85.000,000.000 for 1941 and,'possibly. $90.000,000.000 or $95.000.000.000 fo* 1942. They conditioned their estimate on the assumption that. industrial capacity will expand sufficiently to eliminate 'potential bottle necks in defense production. National income for 1940 will exceed $70.000.000.000. The all- time high was •$81,100,000.000 in 1929. But economists point out :hat prices are about 10 per cent below the 1929 level now, making it possible to purchase that much more with each dollar. Three factors will have an important bearing on the size of the national income .next year, defense experts said : 1 % . The extent of industrial plant expansion to fulfill defense requirements. " 2. Volume of government expenditures for rearmament. 3. The degree to which taxes will be applied against consumers and savings. Many basic industries, notably steel f _ m,ust J3e_ expanded immedi- losses. The principal commun i c a t i o n with Amarillo was still by short wave radio although hundreds of repairmen were patching broken lines. Water, electricity and .telephone service had been restored to most of Aniarillo and other Panhandle communities. Highways were open and railroads, bus lines and air lines were operating.- '; >JiP T JJ if a • bpttle- No Courier News Will Be Published Thursday Following its. usual custom the temperatures dropped as low as o Courier News will publish no paper degrees below ^zero in some sec- on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, (in Arkansas) in order that-its staff and employes may have a full holiday. tions. New York-City reported an inch of snow, the first fall since March, and all flights were cancelled at, the La, Guardia Field airport. The Coast Guard cutter Argo was dispatched from Cape Cod waters to assist three other vessels plowing- through the stormy North Atlantic seas to aid the 3,470 ton Greek steamer Eugena Cambanis, reported in distress and sinking .about 150 miles southwest of Cape "Race. Newfoundland. The gale swept over eastern Canada, and Toronto, Ont., reported the wind had reached a velocity of 55 to 60 miles per hour, piling up snow drifts that made Toronto streets almost imoa^able. Lake Ontario craft took shelter. Heavy snow fell yesterday over the Lake Michigan area. More than four inches of snow fell on Wisconsin, Illinois and northern Indiana and the U. S. weather forecaster at Chicago predicted "lots of weather, al! of 15 bad." The snow thinned toward the .west which was heavily blanketed by a localized storm over the plains states two weeks ago. Less than an inch of snowfall was "reported in the Dakotas. Court Dismissed For E. E. Alexander Rites The regular session of Municipal Court, scheduled for this morning, was 'postponed until 1:15 o'clock his afternoon because of the funeral of E. E. Alexander, attorney. Services were held this morning at Cobb Funeral Home and the remains taken to Fruitland. Mo., for burial. New York Cotton Dec. Jan. Mar. May July Oct. prev open high low close close* 1017 1017 1010 1010 1014 1010 1010 1008 1008 1011 1020 1020 1013 1014 1016 1010 1010 1002 1002 1006 993 993 983 985 -989 943 943 927 927 941 indusTfy'V 'they '"suid^'-is" liov/ • o^erat ing at about 128 per cent of capacity and yet hasn't begun to feel more than the preliminary im pact of defense requirements. They believe that steel production capac ity must be increased by. at. leas 20 per cent if this country is go ing to give all-out aid to Britain The machine tool industry, al though it has doubled output sine 1237, must increase its productiv capacity by at least another , 5 per cent, in the opinion of the« experts. They estimated; that it may be necessary to spend between $3,000,000,000' and $5,000.000,000 annually for the next, few years to attain the necessary production levels. The only alternative to enlarged capacity, the experts said, will be the enforced reduction in consumption of all things not needed-for defense. This might, mean, they added, that there- would be fewer new automobiles available for sale. As for taxes, they said national income might, be affected adversely if levies were assessed against consumers; that consumer taxes would offset the effects of defense spending to a large extent. On the other hand they said that taxes on savings—such as income and excess profits taxes—would be stimulating. Another stimulant be government they said, because it would be used to pay for defense jneeds. BERLIN, Nov. 27. Nazi Iron Guardists at Bucharest lined up (54 Rumanian political prisoners, including former •' Pre- iiier George Argeseami in front of he tomb of Iheir slain Iron Guard eader and shot them dead, the fficial news agency said today. The executions were in retaHa- ion for the.slaying off Iron Guard eader Cornelia Codreanu two 'ears ago. They took place at the ortress prison where Codreanu vas killed during the purge of pro- ^azis, undertaken by exiled King Jarol. ; Codreanu's tomb In the prison ard just outside Bucharest had 3een covered with a concrete slab but this was opened as the Iron luard foes were executed, the agency sad.' In addition to the shooting of ;he former officials who served Jarol, the Iron Guardists dragged many other foes from bed and placed them under arrest, .the agency said. These Included former Premier'Ion Glgurtu. 'Those executed included the former chief of police, two police majors who were charged with supervising the killing of Codreanu, legionnaires and 14 police sergeants charged with carrying out Iron Guard killings. Another former premier and the chief of King Carol's military cab inet were arrested, the agencj said, but the reason was not explained. The agency said it was ho known who ordered the execution but the ring leaders., later wenVtc Premier General Ion Antohescu and "gave themselves up." ^ f (This, indicated that t'h^;govern menc^mighl' .disavow responsibility for the, executions although the Iron Guard is the chief power Rumania.) The Rumanian purge indicated hat the country, now occupied by German troops, had been unoffi- iully turned over to the Iron luardists to have their long-nwait- ;d revenge against cohorts ol' the ibdicated King Cnrol. The pro-Nazi Iron Guard hud errorizcd Carol's entire reign, ns- .asslmued his premiers and finally drove him to abdicate and fly with Ls mistress, Mngda Lupescu. The Iron Guard's cause celcbre vas the execution on Nov. 30, 1938. Charge Frank McKay Defrauding Eclsel Ford And Others British Declare Italian Ships Fleeing Fight DETROIT, Nov. 27 (UP)—Frank • »» V *V v^-ii^^ 14 V* VS* * SJ4A 11 W I . *J\I . Jit/Mui «-- •&•-«•*- if \ ».J of its "fuehrer," Codreanu, ulong D- McKay nabonal committceman with 13 other Iron Guardists. It was announced by Carol's .government that they had "tried to escape" while being moved from Lhe prison at Jihlavn, and had been shot by their guards. Iron Guard spokesmen charged that the M prisoners were bound hand and Coot when they were shot, and that and boss of the Republican party in Michigan, today was named- In two federal Indictments — aue of them a charge that he defrauded Edscl Ford of $9 r 918. In the second Indictment McKay was accused of''engineering a gigantic fraud In state liquor purchases by which tribute of half a their bodies were dumped into an! l^^^^llars^was ?**!*<£ _ rro ,"? unmarked grave inside the Jihlavaj fortress. > Codreanu was serving 10 years for conspiring with n "foreign power" and incitement to revolt. His 13 slain companions Included three convicted of assisslnatlng Premier Ion Duca on Dec. 30, 1933, and 10 convicted of murdering Ml- hail Stclescu. a "back-sliding" Iron Guardist, who was riddled with bullets while lying In a hospital recovering from an operation. In retaliation for . the Codreanu slaying. Iron Guardists assassinated Premier Armand Calincscu, Sept. 21, .1939. The retaliation of the government wns a massacre. Nine suspected assassins wore taken to;the spot on Boulevard Carol II where-Calinescu fell; ; and were shot. Their bodies were left all day;•• in*- the • street.<--'.Then ( . Iror) Guardists 7/ere executed summaiv- lly ail over the country. Reports in some European countries placed the number at more than 300. Livestock Christian Church Pastor Gives Thanksgiving Message At Noon Today • George W. Patterson, pastor of the First Christian Church, brought a Thanksgiving 'message to Bly- eville's three service clubs — Rotary, Lion and Kiwanis—In joint luncheon meeting at the Hotel Noble today. Mr. Patterson pointed out that Americans can only consider them- 30 Hurt At Camp Robinson 0 nationally prominent distillers In he past five years. The true bill accusing McKay of defrauding Ford, president of Ford Motor Company, alleged that ho obtained from tho manufacturer a political campaign contribution' to bills which In fact did not exist. The alleged fraud occurred the grand jury said, after the 1938 gubernatorial election when Frank Fitzgerald was elected over Frank Murphy, now associate Justice o the U. S. supreme court. It was alleged that McKay, ii addition to' the $9,918 from Ford obtained $3.0G8 from other contrlb utors by the same means. Ford, 1 was charged, wns persuaded to con tribute the money to defray ex penses which the : grands jury sal already had been paldr i . Named .besides'McKay in th three,;"true -'bills • were" 14 person some of them state employes o officials high in Michigan politico circles. The indictments were .returned b a special grand jury which!., fo seven months has been investigat Ing state purchases under dlrectlo of O. John Rogge, chief -. of th criminal division of the U. S. de partment of justice and who brok the Louisiana scandals. LONDON, Nov. 27. (UP) —British naval forces in the Mediterranean today engaged wo Italian battleships and i large number of destroyers it long range, the admiralty •eported, and chased the en•my fleet "at high speed toward his base." Earlier the air ministry said that British bombers, striking nt Ber- In and the north Italy war indus- ,rles. blasted the royal arsenal at Turin and greatly Increased dam- igc previously Inflicted. The Mediterranean naval engagement followed recent British air attacks on the Italian bool where It was officially stated that LWO or three battleships were knocked out and two cruisers darn- aged. ' Since Italy had only six , battleships, the two reported engaged at long range about noon today apparently made up the bulk • ot the Fascist capital fleet still In operation. The position of the long range engagement' was not Indicated but the'British air attack on Taranto had'been designed to drive the Italian fleet out Into the sen to do battle 1 with the British. BELGRADE, Yugoslavia, Nov. 27. (UP)—-Frontier dispatches said today that 1 a battle for Argyrokastron, most important Italian .baajp in southwest Albania, was imminent and that Italian troops in Porto Edda were retreating. ... : Dispatches from Struga said tiie Greeks now were within two miles of Argyrokastron and that the Italians began withdrawing from Porto Edda last night and were fleeing northward along a coastal roatf, subjected to ambushes by Albanian rebels. ' ' - -. -,* Porto Edda, southernmost Italian nort .in-Albania, and named - for Premier Benito Mussolini's daugli^ ter, was • reported cut off from Argyrokastron by.the Greeks. -^ Reports.at Sfcruga said that Ge'iju eral Ubaldo Soddu, Italian' undei> secretary of war and commander In chief of Italian forces • in" Al 7 banla, had ordered Arkyrokastron "defended to the last -man." Following this report however were other dispatches asserting^ that" the Italians, already were evacuating; the city and were concentrating Japanese May Be Encouraging Border Clashes In Indo-China l Highway 61 Hazard CAMP ROBINSON, Ark., NOV. 27 Elimination Underway (UP)—Thirty men were injured. 10 seriously today when the roo) Residents of this section and of a mess hall on which they were | tourists who deplore the ninny working collapsed. Construction dangerous hazards on Highway Gl company officials blamed the accident on wet lumber that expanded and allowed props to slip from under the roof. (UP)—Hogs: 12,000—9.000 salable. .Top, 6.35 170-230 Ibs., 5.60-6.30 140-160 Ibs.. 5.40-5.90 Bulk sows, 5.60-6.15 Cattle: 2,700—2,500 salable. Slaughter steers, 6.00-13.75 Butcher yearlings, heifers 7.00-9.50 Slaughter heifers, 6.00-12.25 Beef cows. 5.25-6.00 utters and low cutters. 4.25-5.00 Stock Prices A. T. & T. 165 3-3 New Orleans Cotton Dec. Jan. Mar. May July Oct. prev. open hi?h low close close 1019 1019 1014 1016 101P 1Q10 1010 1010 1010 1008 1024 1024 1018 1020 1022 1014 1014 1006 1010 1011 996 996 987 93& 994 946 946 929 929 945 Chicago Wheat Am. Tobacco 70 Anaconda Copper 26 1-8 Beth. Steel 847-8 Chrysler 751-8 Cities Service 55-8 Coca Cola 107 7-8 General Electric 32 3-4 General Motors 49 1-8 Int. Harvester 54 3-8 Strike Suspends Paper At Memphis Temporarily MEMPHIS, Nov. 27 (UP)—Striking composing "room employes cf the Commercial Appeal and The Memphis Press Scimitar voted early today to return to their jobs "under protest." The vote came after Claude M. Baksr, president of the International Typographkal union, with which the 185 strikers are affiliated, had ordered them to return under threat of expulsion. The Commercial Appeal failed to publish four of its morning editions but the compositors returned to their jobs in time to get out an abbreviated final edition of 16 pages. The men walked out of the composing room at 3:15 P. M. yesterday and almost immediately operations in the building that houses in America and urged something more affirmative than such a negative situation to be thankful for. He suggested that Americans de- i vote themselves more seriously and) fully to instilling fundamental beliefs and ideals into the younger generation. The high school vesper choir, directed by Miss Nannie Clarke Smith, rendered a number of vocal selections, concluding with "God Bless America". A number of out of town and local guests were present and the combined clubs, with their guests, filled the Blue Room of the hotel to capacity. The Lions club was in charge of the program. betwcen Blytheville and "West Memphis will soon' have eight of these hazards eliminated. A new road, on Highway 63, Is soon to connect Highway Cl nt a point near the railroad crossing a short distance north of Turrell. This will south, on run for the west three mile side " of the Mont. Ward 37 j the two Scripps Howard newsoapers N. Y. Central u North Am. Aviation 17 1-4 Packard 3 3-8 Phillips 39 Radio 47-8 Republic Steel 213-4 Socony Vacuum 81-2 Studebaker 73-4 Std. Of N. J: 34 .1-4 Texas Corp 381-4 U. S. Steel 66 3-8 came to a standstill. .They left charging "contract violations." Funeral Held For Arch Lindsey's Father No City Delivery Of Mail Tomorrow sas' Thanksgiving but the rural mail will be delivered as usual. Doors of the postoffice will remain open to allow box service. Germans , Forced To Increase Trooos Into Norway to Combat Sabotage STOCKHOLM, Sweden. Nov. 27. CUP)— Germany sent large units of troops and armored trucks into western and southern Norway today where martial law had been declared to combat sabotage to vital communications with Nazi naval and air bases along the north Atlantic coast. Press dispatches from Oslo reported that many "mysterious" mountain landslides had occurred in western Norway in the last two days, disrupting transport on the railroads and highways Germany railroad, to the recently erected bridge and road on Highway 63, rejoining Highway 61 a short dls- viaduct. one railroad crossing, passing under the viaduct and going through the town of Turrell will be eliminated by the new road. This alternate route to West I tance south of the Five bad curves, VICHY, Prance, NOV. 27. (UP) — Hostilities .(between Slam and French Indo-China began on Nov. 23' along the Cambodia frontier, It was announced officially here td-^ day. • ' ..;--.;<• A French communique said that French forces three 'Jiimes repulsed Siamese forces which attempted to throw a pontoon-'brldgc across the Caustung river. Hostilities, between the French in Indo China and' the Siamese long bave been feared in view of Siamese demands for-.. the "return" of Indo-China territory in the Cambodia and* L*us districts. Minor incidents along the border have been reported for several weeks and the French • and -Siamese have been .concentrating troops along their, forntier. Both sides have claimed territorial, violation by opposing air forces. The French 'last month flatly rejected'Siamese demands for ter- Memphls is expected to be used ritory from Cambodia'and Laus entirely for through traffic as the and even-refused to send a mission hazards on that three miles are the worst on the highway in this section, and the new route will not have one turn but will have a slightly curvhig road. •%. It is not known when the road will be completed, according to Alan G. Patteson of Jonesboro/a member of the State Highway Commission. It is now being graded for a width of 24 feet and may not be completely paved before next summer. lumuttus unu nigiiwuya vrcuiictiiy : _ II I 1 TT * 0 " uses to supply her Norwegian bases. iO Hold Union deTVICe "D»-i v* rtsv^rt 1 •"• n nt-n ^%f r?r%V\rt^T»nra ^rrtr-rt ' -. « r** to Bangkok to negotiate regarding the Siamese demands. (Events on the Siam border with Indo-China have been viewed with considerable apprehension abroad and in Burma. It was reported some time ago that Japan', which has occupied a part .pf^northern Indo-China, was encouraging the Siamese to war on the French. It was even reported that Japan desired to send troops across Indo- China to Siam to outflank the great British Far Eastern naval base at Singapore.) Automobile Disappears From Lee Motor Sales Principal" acts of sabotage were 1 , said to have taken place in Vest- Landet province and occupation When the Lee Motor Sales firm opened for business this morning there was a 1939 blue Oldsmobile sedan missing from its place and yet all doors were locked. It Is assumed that someone hid in the building before closing time _ Tuesday and then during the night i unlocked the doors and drove the car away, returning to relock the door before making a get-away. Funeral rites were held Monday at Charleston, Mo. fof Dr. W. M. Lindsey, 84-year-old' father of Arch Dec. May Open 871-4 High Low 881-8 861-2 Close 877-8. „ Com Dec. 857-8 86 1-2 851-8 863-8 May Open 623-4 623-8 High 633-8 625-8 Low 621-2 62 Close 631-8 Lindsey of this city.. Dr. Lindsey died Saturday night after a brief illness. Mr. and Mrs. Albert' Hillings- worth and the Arch Lindsey family 62 1-4 'attended the rites. Homing; Pigeon Forgets Self CUSHING, Okla. (UP)—A carrier pigeon settled down at at farm house near Cushing and has made no effort to go about its traditional business of returning home. The bird's leg is banded forces were hastily reinforced. The railroad between Oslo and Bergen, most important in the country, was wrecked in at least 10 points, it was said. Many highways leading from Oslo to Vestlandet province likewise were destroyed at a number of points. Stone and iron bridges were destroyed and telephone service between Oslo and Vestlandet was interrupted. It was understood here that German authorities had arrested a number of persons whom they considered leaders in sabotage. The reports indicated that the landslides were the first phase of a large scale cabotage to harrass tho German forces of occupation. The: mathematic science of determining the exact position of At Luxora Tonight LUXORA, Ark., Nov. 2.—A Union Thanksgiving service will be held at the Luxora Baptist church Wednesday night with the Rev. Mart Bierbaum, pastor of the local Methodist church delivering a message in keeping with the Thanksgiving season. Special music will be rendered by the choirs from both churches under the direction of Mrs. Lem Stanford and Mrs. B. O. Wilkins. WEATHER Government Orders Flies "Abolished" Arkansas — Pair, somewhat colder in east portion, temperature near freezing tonight; Thursday fair continued cool. Memphis arid vicinity — Pair and slightly colder tonight, lowest tem- with a cryptic -"Aug Bel—423.". - surface is known as geodesy. points and areas on the earth's perature 32, Thursday fair and moderately cold. CAMP SHELBY, Miss., Nov. 27. —The War Department recently issued a report which said flies are now "out of season" in Mississippi. Since there are "several" flies in Mississippi and at the camp, a mess sergeant went to a regimental health officer to see what to do about it. The medico said: "The government says there are no flies down here; the government must be correct." The mess sergeant pointed to some well - populated fly-paper. "Yes, sir, But begging your pardon sir, may I ask what these are,' sir?" The medical officer Inspected the exhibit- closely; • He .said; /'Those must < be hawks or crows." Now all the camp kitchen crews speak of hawks" ; and crows. They never mention .flies, , ; . ..,-.. in \\dfo positions northeast of there. Any\ Italian, forces left in Porto dda after Greek' severance of the • port's communications r'with' .ArgyW •okastrofiT'wefg rconsiHefed lrfsTpre-~" v carious position and-..frontier, observers believed they had no' alternative bufc to flee, northward. Reports from ,- Athens indicated :hat the uprising of Albanian rebels behind the Italian lines wn.s as- " suming laree proportions. ".Winter ' was approaching. 1 to wash out roads with rnins and block " mountain passes with snow, further imuairing he Italian camualgn, and the .general effect of the month's/ war. as viewed here, had been to lower the Axis powers' prestige, and - give British • forces here a foothold on . the continent which thev h(\d;lo«t in the evacuation^ of. Dunkirk."'V-T*'(The Greek radio, heard in Buda- r nest, 'reported that of -18 Italian " divisions sent to Albania, at least two had been ^ "completely de-' stroyqd" and five Bothers "^rcmhed." An Italian infantry division "normally has 17.00f) officers and men. Front reports have indicated that only one Italian armored division, the size of which ' varies, has been in Albania,; although infantry divisions have their own motorized units. On this basis. 306,0(10 Italian troops were in Albania; -34,000 were "destroyed" and 85,000 "smashed ") The Italians opened a major air offensive along the. front yesterday, bombing- almost every sizeable town in the 150-mile area. In some sectors, as many as 300 Italian planes operated in a group. The bombers were protected from above and below by , chasers, but. Greek and British fighting planes charged in and out of the Italian • formations, frequently sending an Italian plane down into a valley in a spiral of smoke. The Italians loosed tons of explosive' bombs, among the mountain peaks. In 'the Lake Ohrid sector, a Greek monastery high on a mountain side was said to .have been hit by 30 bombs. One hit ah, infirmary, where monks tending Greek and Italian wouud- .ed, .and killed several persons: ';'•'?" The 31st Greek war communique said Italian aviation was "extremely active," and had bombed villages in Epirus, Corfu and Cephelonia,. in addition to positions along, "the fighting lines. It said six abandoned Italian airplanes had been captured. The town of Corfu was said to have been machine-gunned and bombed heavily. (Frontier .reports at Sturga said Italy was sending its entire "A* air squadron of 400 planes to Albania, under command of Col. Et>-. tore Mutl. ' : • (At Ohrid, Jugoslav border town, Albanian-Italian; deserters entering Jugoslavia were .quoted that Maj. All Mehmed had taken, over the leadership of Albanian rebels harassing the Italian lines. Mehmed fled Albania with King Zog during the Italian invasion" last year and was said to have returned recently, parachuting Into Albania from an airplane, well supplied with money, to rally the "Bariaktars," chiefs of small Albanian tribes, into a Villa campaign.)

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