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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER. OP hrnRTiTfcART» At»tr**«*.„ »x,« —.,,~__:_._ .„. • *** ^ • ''* " » ^*/ VOLUMR XXXVI I—NO. 2-48. THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Blytheville Daily News Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BIATHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 'I SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS' LA SLAYI Fall Of Bardia Seems Certain Soon Lines Crumble; Both Sides Of Channel Bombed CAIRO, Jan. 4. (UP)— Australian t v o o p s led by heavy tanks h a v e smashed through to the innermost defense line of Bardia and the fall. f. the stronghold, which parts of four Italian divisions had held for three weeks, appears to be near, dispatches from the front said today. Five thousand Italians had been taken prisoner in the first phase of the final assault. Many had been killed or wounded, and the less than 15,000 men remaining, with orders to defend themselves to the last, were believed to be in desperate straits. j •It was indicated that Australians, i infantry, 'tanks and artillery, were conducting almost the entire operation with the aid of Royal Air Force planes arid British warships which kept the Italian positions! under, day and night fire. Take Positions For days tanks, artillery and infantrymen in trucks had moved westward across the Egyptian, desert to take up positions before Bardia, ringed by a series of strong perimeter, forts linked by heavy barbed wire entanglements j and backed by a deep, wide tank! ditch. -The British empire forces had bombed the west side of Bardia and -concentrated artillery .fire there in ostensible preparation fcr q»MPinfantry ^anci^tank'.- attack, so thorough had been the concentre-, tion that' the Italians had drawn troops and guns to the west side of their defense line. _ At dawn yesterday, the Australians attacked from the southwest instead, smashing into and through the perimeter forts behind their great tanks. They had been quietly .concentrating for days, conceal-! Ing themselves in'the desert sands j and • waiting ' impatiently . for the zero hour. The Italians apparently were taken completely by surprise. They lost more than 5.000 prisoners in the ftrst attack and it was 5 indicated that their'..losses in killed and wounded were severe. Wedge Inside Lines The Australians succeeded inj driving back the Italian defense line and pushing a deep blunt wedge into the inner line. It was! believed here that some Australian! tanks, along with infantry, might already be on the inner side of} the tank ditch which the Italians] had built. P. C. Spender. Australian wad minister, arrived in Egypt just in time to receive first hand accounts .of the Australian success. ' . Last news from the front, that operations were continuing, was believed to mean that the Italians would be given no rest and that the fall of the stronghold must .come soon. Greeks Face Elbasan STRUGA, Jugoslavia, Jan. 4.} (UP)—Greek troops have skirted I south of Elbasan, the main Italian! base in Albania, and are prepar-! ing an offensive within a few miles 1 cf the city, reports from the front said today. A battle for Elbasan would be one of the decisive ones of the war and it was reported that several German mechanized detachments already had reached there to bolster the Italian defenses. Elbasan is in almost the exact center of Albania. 20 miles from Tirana, the capital, and 40 miles j frcm Durazzo,' the chief port. It! is just ,above the Shkumbi river/ along which the Italian "Soddu line" extends west from Lake Oh- rid. Dispatches to this border town .said the Greeks were engaging the Italians in artillery duels around uricani mountain and the Greeks! were waiting only for better wea-j ther: and reinforcements to attack! the village of Muricani, six miles southwest of Elbasan. on the main Elbasan-Durazzo road. In the central sector the Greeks were reported pressing on Berat,' 30 miles south of Elbasan. They i were reported to have advanced' two miles east cf Perinjak on the! northern slopes of the Tqmor! mountains, to a point 11 miles east of Berat. On the southern slopes of the Tomor mountains near the 1 , source of the Toniorica river, the I Greeks were said^ to have captured • the village of Milova, four miles i northeast of Vireja, and 10 miles, southeast of Berat. The Greeks also were reported ' advancing -on Berat on the main](Continued, on page 3) LONDON, Jan. 4. (UP). Bristol, England's sixth city, from which John Cabot sailed to explore North America, was subjected for hours during the night to a German blitzkrieg fire raid of almost unmatched ferocity. Vast fjj-es .swept through entire blocks of the ancient west England city. Pour churches, a convent, two hospitals, two clinics, four schools, a poor house, a hotel a movie theater, 'business premises and countless homes were ravaged despite dusk-to-dawn work, amid the falling bombs, by fire fighting and air raid precautions services and men, women and children volunteers. Starting their raid in early evening under a bright mo0 n, the Germans continued their relentless bombing through the early hours of the morning, hurling incendiary and high explosive bombs through thick clouds that later obscured the sky 'and, reflecting the flames from many fires, lighted the city brightly. Damage Buildings "Considerable damage was done to buildings by high explosive and fire bombs," the air and home security ministries said. "A number of people were killed or injured but is not anticipated, that the total; will be high." -' " : .. Most: victims were buried: deep in-'"the ruins of their homes.' Many persons were rescued '"by tireless squads of. first aid men. At least four firemen and two soldiers were killed at their posts early in the raid. There were some casualties in one bombed hospital. . A single German plane, at the stai-t- of the raid, dropped a flare which lighted the central part of the city. By its light, the first wave of German planes went over. dropping fire bombs, and hurling explosive bombs into 'the fires they started. : It was not long before the sound of machine gun fire told those aground that British night patrol fighter planes were challenging the -aiders. The Germans raided London and areas in the West-Midlands, Northwest and Southwest England and Wales during the night. But these raids were of nuisance variety and reports indicated that neither casualties nor material damage had been high. Only a -few bombs struck London despite the city's three raid alarms during the night, I Bremen Also Burns LONDON. Jan. 4. (UP J— Royal Air Force planes of the bomber command have conducted their greatest and most destructive offensive of the war in a three- night attack on Bremen, Germany's second port, and have left great fires raging in the city, it was reported today. Twenty thousand incendiary bombs and many high explosive bombs were dropped in -the first attack Wednesday night, but according to information available here the third raid, last nightT "probably put Wednesday's in the shade." The Wednesday night raid had been regarded, on the basis of reconnaissance reports, as the greatest made by the Royal Air j Force on a single city during the i entire war. It was understood that in last night's raid British planes, taking off on carefully worked out schedule, formation after formation, rained bombs on Bremen's docks. factories, naval shipbuilding yards and submarine building center almost, all night. Returning pilots reported many fires burning in the entire Bre ' Congress Indicates Si-Partisan Support But May Limit His Authority WASHINGTON, Jan. 4. (UP) — The new congress indicated today it will give President Roosevelt strong bi-partisan support ot greater aid to Britain but will resist granting him unlimited authority to handle It. Word, that congress probably, would, be asked to give blanket power to the White House for op-1 era tion of the current "lend-lease", plan for producing British war' materials was carried to the capi- tcl by Senate Majority Leader Al-• beli w. Barkley after he conferred with the president. Crystallization of the congressional attitude toward the proposal awaits Mr. Roosevelt's state of the union message on Monday when he is expected to develop the British aid plan in greater detail. Several senators, however, expressed immediate opposition to "blank check" power. Probe Resources Sen. Gerald P. Nye, R. v N.D., said he would demand an investigation of British empire resources in this hemisphere before congress authorizes any such plan. He said he believed Great Britain has large investments here, In Canada, and in Latin America that could be used for arms purchases, and that there is no need for the United States to undertake to pay!'for Its needs-/-— v: • ••-.-.•.•.,::......,.;.; ..-••.' Nye characterized as "a guess'' treasury estimates that British investments here might total $5,000,- COO.OOO or $7,000,000,000, asserting that these amounts "might or might not cover one-fourth of the actual figure." en. Guy M. Gillette, D., la., said he was not Interested in details of the president's proposal since he opposed the plan from the outset. Other senators, including Robert M. LaPollette, P., Wis., and Robert R. Reynolds' D.. N.C.. contended that blanket authority would mean that congress had relinquished its participation in the national defense effort. La Poliette, and Tom Comtally, p.. Tex., members of the senate finance committee, called for an increase In income taxes for persons in medium brackets—from $5,000 to $50,000—to strengthen the government's ability to pay for the defense program. There was almost universal acceptance of the contention that aid to Britain is,the safest course fcr the United States to follow ir. its attempt to combat the spread cf totalitarian power and still avoid active involvement of the war. Recall World War Days House Speaker Sam Rayburn, in a speech following his re-election as presiding officer, harked back to the World War days when, hp. not this did of said, -the center aisle Divide the patriotism house." "During this congress, on issues involving the national defense and the safety and security of America. I expect again to see us act with practical unanimity, regardless of party." House Minority Leader Joseph W. Martin, Jr.. R., Mass.. said his party was "100 per cent" for national defense. "We are ready to go along on j -~ v o*-- «»x^»» c , v*« uic proper aid to Great Britain," he three vears r»/-!rl.3rl "TXT^. ...Hi »_•_. »_ __. ** While attention centered on the "lend-lease" proposal, other avenues of possible aid were not overlooked. men area. Fires Spreading: Pilots who took part in Thursday night's raid reported that not only , had they started new fires, but .that fires started in the first raid were still spreading, and it was- believed that the situation of the city after the third night of attack must be serious. The press association said of the Bremen raid of last night: "With the third successive heavy raid, the dock area must be one of the most devastated areas of this war.'-' act barring loans to debt-defaulting nations which stands as" an obstacle to the granting of credit to Great Britain. Chairman Sol Bloom of the house foreign affairs committee, in a radio speech last night, suggested the possibility of amending Legion's 18-21 Draft Program Be Given To Congress '& WASHINGTON, Jun. 4., (UP)--TJie American Legion's proposal lor ;t permanent draft program lor youths of 18 to 2) today gained congressional support'and promises of immediate t'on.'-hionuion by the house and senate military affairs committees. Chairmen Andrew J. May and Morris Sheppard of the liouw and .senate committees, respectively, (old tiu> United Press they would submit the Legion's plan to members of their groups at the earliest possible moment. The Legion's legislative committee hove has asked Sheppard and May to introduce the necessary legislation simultaneously in both houses. The selective service act, us now drafted remains operative for only five years.. Men of 21 through 35 arc subject to military training under the law. National Draft Director clarence A. Oykslra recently discussed with President Roosevelt a plan for a permanent plan to train men as they reach the age: of 21. But no conclusions if im y were reached, have been disclosed. Neither May or Sheppard would express their personal opinions of tiie Legions proposal, pending a further and more detailed stuay. May, however, said he : was Inclined toward some "equitable" form 01 permanent system. He .said he intended to ask the war department for Its views on the proposal before presenting it to his committee, probably in the form of an amendment to the present law. Two other house members—Rep. James E. Van Zandt. R, pa, a former commander-in-chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars' and Rep. Devvey Short, R M Mo., a vigorous opponent'of the'draft | act last session-heartily endorsed the Legion's plan. ; Van Zandt said he favored immediate reduction of the conscript age to reduce the "inequities- of the present age range G Lf L 1 W/'ll . nubard Will One of City's Oldest Business Concerns One of the oldest business firms in Blytheville—Hubbard Hardware Company—lias been reorganized with G. G. Hubbard, of the Hubbard Furniture Company, - head of the new firm which also" includes Mrs. Allan Walton, MrsA'a. G. Hubbard and Carroll Blakemore. A new corporation was formed to purchase the Interests of J. P. Holland but Mr. Blakemore. the other owner, retained his interests. Mr. Hubbard, head of the Hubbard Furniture Company since Its establishment many years ago, will direct the affairs of the business With Charles Perry continuing as sales and purchasing manager und Mr. Blakemore as office manager. Established In 1919 Plans include a general reorganization, program with a great increase in stock to be made available to residents of Mississippi County and nearby Southeast Missouri who have been served by tills Concern since It was established by the late Lute Hubbard and Carroll Blakemore in 1919. Lute Hubbard died In 1932. The changes In ownership brings the firm back under the direct name of Hubbard. which has iong oeen identified with substantial ousinesses of the city. Under the announced plan, veterans in this type business will be in active charge. Mr. Perry, one of the most widely known "hardware men" of this section, traveled for a wholesale hardware company for many years before becoming affiliated with the retail selling end of -tho business. He has been with the Hubbard store most of the past - -_ „.„„, u ..., u *i., .»,_ t,iuec j 1 cilia •• •«»*.!» iiugiib uu uuiuueu uy LJ.fl* M «r th«' We W "i inSiSt ' however - Mr. Blakemore has been actively Ger ™ns. It said that air raid hat the money be expended wise- identified with the firm since he » recau "on services were standing !y and that there be no waste. became one ™ ^ owners mit by for actlon a » d »«* the gov- wnlip aht.pmtrtn (>onfot-ar? /•»», fVio _^ " lpllc UVMICIS tii'""st e vii-mn,*i u^i 1 .•> ___.... Neutral Eire Sees No Excuse For Uno revoked Bombings By Nazis DUBLIN, Jan. 4. (UP)— Ireland may break relations with Germany "niess It receives n satisfactory explanation of the bombin? of Irish territory; the Irish press, regarded •\s -the government mouthpiece Intimated today. •-....' The Irish Independent demanded L nat Prime Minister Eatnon de VoJera call a special session ot "urHament to consider the situation, A belief was evident in the angry editorials of newspaper that, wlmt- •>ver the reason fcr the bombings "*f Dublin and other places In Ire- 'and. they had been deliberate. "Should a mistake in navigation '«ad any aircraft over our soil "here are still H<rhts— cowled but '•et visible from dlrectlv overhead —to indicate our neutrality," said 'he Irish press. "Nevertheless v.ombs were dropped on our lar-t- °.fit city as well as on other parts of the country. They Ask "Why?" "What can be the possible explanation? That question is bems asknd in thousands of homes In r reland today and If normal relations between the two countries ' Germany and Ireland) arc to be oreserved it should not be left unanswered." "It is impossible to conceive that these happenings were due to a scries of mistakes." .said the Irish (In London, the Daily Mail re- ocrted in a Dublin dispatch that Irish soldiers not on other duty had been confined to barracks, ready to hasten to any point which might be bombed by the Germans. It said that air raid became one of the owners almost y for actlon and Lhat the 8ov- 22 years arm after hnvlnir com* " nmeilt had waraed ^ Public 22 years ago after haviiv come " u " jeui - " aa wamea me puoiic here from Hopkinsville Ky build garden air raid shelters ^, .. 4A(J l'M'«>viue, iy>. „_ nn :«i-j,. ,. c n/ , c ,.iu| n > as quickly as possible.) oked. nuuaim, wno WOK. over 111.111- Chairan Andrew J. May, of the Cement of the store following the house military affairs committee {; eai j) of his mother, Mrs. Lute paid he would introduce on Mon- HuDbar d. Is to devote his time to day a bill to repeal the Johnson Ration, having accepted a position me i^ Hoht-.riofoiiH- with the Civilian Aeronautics Au- j thority as instructor in Blytheville. I Aged Negro Yardman Is Found Dead In House :£c.->vc;u vuc jvuaaiuuity ui ainenuing ' vjtutittt rjiec'Liit; 3$ the neutrality act to further aid . An old "egro. George Smith, who, General Motors 48 the British. He pointed out that Iived on "Dougan Row" near Int Harvester 51 amendment of domestic laws is Dou g ? -n avenue was found dead, at Montgomery Ward ..../ 33 no concern of foreign governments his home Friday afternoon ' ' ' ' Rofll llnilCOO *1»~ n*-kt-ln«.nr*r. .,._—„ !„ W7p\l VliriTtrVS ^ r\ 111 I-, .1,, . Stock Prices AT&T.. 168 Am Tobacco 73 1-2 Anaconda Copper 271-8 Bethlehem Steel 87 Chrysler 713-4 Cities -Service 41-4 Coca Cola 105 7-8 General Electric 34 3-8 Government To Spend $3,000,000 Ceding Up Shipbuilding WASHINGTON. Jfin. 4. (UP)— Onielnls said tcdav that construc- Mon will bet- In within n few week.". •ni .shlpbuilflinii fnci'llles for government's $300.000,000 program •'or 200 "ugly duckings" cargo vessels. A responsible official characterized the DJnn us the "fastest shorl- "011^0 shipbuilding propram ever 'mderlakon In pencu - time" and "Tcdlcii'd that kocl-luvin« will bo- Mn within two-and-a-half to thnju months. He insisted thnt tho question of '"ho win get the .ships or operate '•hem has not been dooMcd but *flld it. was "quite possible" Mint of them may go to Great "The problem rk'ht now," he ••aid. "is not who's Roltw to oper- nto the shlos but; how fast we can ^ol. them built," Plans have been perfected, ho r nid. to comnlete the 200 nvr- "iinntmoM within 15 to ifl months. The" will be built on n ma«s P''o- •Jpcfion basis v»il,h nnrls nrn-fab- '•iratM at various nlonts th»*oir*h- A ut (he crnnlry plon? sommvhat '^o some lines followed in World War days. . ,.. "Pels' of. (.be vessel*. as of o f a slm.rO* nml mnsfru^Uon tbot would souls of those who trulv .shln.s. _ • ! , . .. • f ^ Officers Gather Evidence ftgainst Memphis Nigroes w«wa-^« i* i Memphis negro era]) shooter, are beinf? held Ht o &J f •!" WrenCG Wald * m > 30- OBCcoi- Scion aUcndttnL i - the •sMinrm <>H ,-»->,!.,i,i- ;* ••• * ' ««>.>.«*« uvtviwc i i, Y " Iuul(lan . 1 ' ll ws announced-today noon by Sheriff, Halo Jackson, who made public for the first time all of the ,„ th « sensational case which has attracted \vide int'orost. Also being held as a material witness Is Luclle Davis, 24, wife ot the Davis negro, whose story is the principal link in a strong chain of circumstantial evidence, Sheriff Hnle Jackson said. Although officers avc confident that this evidence will solv* the pec. 27 slaying—termed the most brutal In Mississippi County for many years—other leads are being ' closely investigated and two other " negroes are also being held in development of another angle. They are: Mattle Wllhite, 30. (Memphis negro woman, and Pres- KY PAT WALSH I ton Giles, '.55. negro living on the united PI-OSS Stuff •Correspondent C. B. Cox farm eight miles North- LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan, 4 west of Osceola, as announced Prl- Is Expected To Name Lawson Simpson As Acting Comptroller Held at Osccola All of toe negroes in fclie (UP)— Satuned that his proposed day. bond refunding program will be' adopted by the incoming General, .., p _ 0 ^ 114 W1B Assembly Governor-elect Homer M. county jail at Osceola. Davis was Adkinv mid-week turned his at- arrested late ''Satuiday night at his tention to Inauguritl plans and the home; apprehension of his wife selection of departmental heads followed three hours late* after who will accompany him Into office officers had questioned her and on January 14th. , (Thomas was arrested Tuesday the governor-elect has morning at the home of relatives WQS nro^rnm. offl- bv the T)pr«nsf» OnmiriRslon but Ml- bn ru!)nlH<5|,c'rerl bv the Mnri- Cnmml.esinn. Emory ' T.nmi who Is bnt.h rir>f cnse c . 0 '. ' of nf M>H(lme Com- will direct, hn nrosrnm. psionnl nuthrvlsatlnn wli) not be iwssnry for flip nwmrcl of for ?iew shfobullrlln'-r fn- t conffroQt, nmu |>o nslfpd <o rrivo thn M*»HMm« Commission authority to enf.F-r Into contracts for the i"v.spl.s tl^rns-^lvos. FiiNd New Shinvards The v»hm. it. w as so i r j t ro y| s f 0r construct Ion of new Kblnvtmls anH the expansion of, existing one*. The contracts for new wars will lift Kimpnr (o thn sn-c<ilhcl "plant facilities" contracts let by the war rfpnorrment, for the construction or nlrr-lane plants. Under such a fontrnct. a contractor npr- 0 p s to the cost of bulkllnc? new de. 1 plants nnd the Government. m/rees to renav the c r st ovor n five-year period. At the end of five venrs, the nlnnt reverts to ROV- "'•nment ownership and the con- *roctor has this right to buy or lease it. hls plans, well informed sources' The WUhlte woman was removed predicted that Lawson Simpson from the Memphis jail to Oce- wowld be named acting comptroller i ola Friday ; night following "her when Adkins takes office. arrest late Thursday and Giles was Simpson with Bryan "Sims, jprcs- placed in the Mississippi County cut.-.deputy comptroller has been Jail following his arrest'about the meeting with the General A^sein-^samo: time, ,• '.—" ^ ~. bly's joint pre-sesslon .budget com- |.;,.^^!?rdi.n.g ,to Shjjyifj ^aq-jwjv'nici mtttee. In tho past all'comptrollers. Chief-Deputy/'john 'P/Retamilfer*' and their chief deputies have met the case has been buijt on the fact with the committees, giving that the maroon-colored car own- strength to the contention, that ed by Davis hns" been positively Simpson will be , named to that f identified by a "reliable witness" P° st - ns being seen in the Joyner Service Statehouse janitors and' cleaners Station or Osceola, with Davis at this week started to prepare the'the wheel, five minutes "before the house and senate chambers for ; Attendant's body was discovered; the first meeting of the two Icgls- J time stories told by Davis-and his latlve bodies-on January 13th. (.wife as to his whereabouts during Seats that the legislators will the time of the slaying .differed; occupy were, assigned to them sev-1 that Davis was in dire'heed of cral weeks ago by C. G. (Crip) Hull, money at once, and that he was secretary of state, with old or re- " "' turning legislators'getting the first pick and the new ones talcing what were left. Manila School Is Closed Because Of Flu Epidemic Firemen Stop Grass Fire Near Blytheviila Compress City firemen extinguished a grass fire Friday night after making a run nt 5:50 o'clock near the Blv- thevme compress, noith of town £' IIU * ;* l ™an on highway 61 ' m st make a IW'ment on his No damage was reported, Cat by s ' lturdav morning or that familiar with the layout of th<i service station because ,'he had allegedly conducted a gambling business In the .nearby negro section dining the past Fall. Davis, who owns a 1939 maroon- colored Ford coach, told officers that he was home with his wife all of Friday night. But, the woman, when questioned, admitted to officers that a Memphis automobile dealer called on her husband late to tell .him that WEATHER Arkansas — Fair and slightly colder. Temperatures below freezing tonight. Sunday fair. She Goes to War To Keep Her Man Both houses of congress were in Well known to many peopie recess for the day, and will not Blytheville, he kept the yards complete the opening ceremonies: 8 number of his "white folk of the.session until the middle of |friends" as he called R, L. Games next -week. .- On Monday, before and others who befriended him Montgomery Ward /. 38 1-4 New York Central 14 1-8 North Am Aviation 17 Packard 31-4 , Mr. Roosevelt's address, the houses will meet in Joint-session to; count Tuesday congress will . annual budget messaged. Phillips 407-8 Radio .. 4 7.3 R-epublic Steel, 22 1-8 Sooony . Vacuum .......... 9 1-8 MANILA, Ark., Jan. 4. — The Manila school was ordered closed bv Supt! W. - W. Fowler after 300 students and eieht teachers were reported 111 of influenza Friday in an enidpmic which has stni^ nracttcally ; every home in this' Western Mississippi County town. From 35 to 50 per cent of ench class were absent yesterday because of influenza, Mr. Fowler .said. There' are 900 students and 21 teachers In the system. Classes had started Monday following the Yuletlde holiday and throughout the week, the number of absentees increased. Physicians announced today that' // thev are working on a 24-hour schedule-to combat the epidemic . To Win Him Back!" ™Hch is apparently on the in- ' crease.' ,-., Q Chance Victoria Gin Emolove In Hospital After Fall Suzanne begs For love. . . . But her jealous rage threatens the happiness of an innocent young couple. The remains were burled at the ._ _, .„ Potter's field at the Mississippi .Stude.baker ..-• ... ,-. , 81-8 county - Penal Farm after coroner standard Oil N - J - v .;..'.,'.'.' ..35 3-4 J W. H. Stovall had made an .t$- ; -. Te-xw-Cprp .,.-! ..v..'.' 391-2 vestigation, - ..;^- ; .. u s steel ...',^., k ,,, v ,.r ;> 69 : 3-8 Kenniey Gould. 27-year-oid vie--' Read Her Dramatic Story toria gin employe, was in Blythe- ' .vlll-j hospital with undetermined injuries today after falling tvhlle .working, at the gin of Lee Wilson .and Co. .shortly after 5 p. m, Pri-, -Hotr 1 " •"•^.'. '," • •••".'..' "."_.- - /.-I. , Conscript's Wife ^Starting Monday the car would be repossessed, and that . Davis then left . the house about 6:30 o'clock, Returned After Midnight Her husband, who told her h<2 was going to get some tires, did not return home until after midnight, according to. her story. : "The definite information based upon positive identification of -a disinterested witness that Davis and. another negro, who closely fits the description of Thomas, were seen in a maroon-colored car- in the driveway of the station'" fiye minutes before AValdran's body was found is upon .which -we base our case," Sheriff Jackson said. , This witness, whose name was not disclosed, told iiiends in. Os£ cecla that he ] ; had seen the-car; which he knew belonged to Davis with whom he f was. acquainted, and . this information was passed on to. the .proper authorities who questioned the witiiess, : "He is a young man with a good reputation and we believe he is right" Sheriff. Jackson said. •.: The witness also picked out Thomas from among a group of (Continued on Page 2) New York Cotton 'Mar. 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