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BLYTHEVILfcE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OK NORTOTA fcT'ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI iVOLUMK XI,—NO. 11. Blytherille Daily News Blythcville Courier Blytlicvlllc Herald Mississippi Vnlley Lender BLY'L'ilKVIU.K, ARKANSAS, TUKSDAY, MARCH 30, 19-13' SINGLE COPIES'FIVE CENTS BRITISH TAKE GABES, ON TRAIL OF Today's War Commentary. Coming Events Casl Shadows In Death Of High Nazis By THOMAS J. DONOII11K of United Press Some new diplomatic potion seems to be brewing in Berlin following the sudden deaths of two prominent German diplomats ami a Prussian provincial governor within Hie past few (lays. Hans, Von fvioltke. Hie German ambassador lo Spain, died at Ma- •drlcl after an "operation." Hails Von Schcllchn,' Von Mollkc's long friend iu the German Foreign Office and a high official of tlie Berlin diplomatic siatr, was executed for alleged opposition to the Naid government. Also put to death was Ernst Von Harnack, a pic-Hitler governor or a Prussian province. 'Ihese three events, related or not. coincide with renewed reports that German Foreign Minister Von Ribbentrop is about lo be ousted or, at least, kicked upstairs to a relatively unimportant posl. REGARDED AS AKCH CRIMINAL Germany's enemies regard Von flibbentrop us a criminal of no lesser stature than Hitler himself. As director of German foreign policy, any attempt by htm to launch a new peace bid would be foredoomed to failure. Hitler, who fancies himself as a kind of Machln- vclli in the realm of power politics, may be planning lo reconstitute his foreign staff in an effort to salvage something for Germany from . the disaster thai slowly is closing in on him. ' t There is some resnon to believe that Hitler is grooming Baron Konstantin Von Neurath to take 'back the post of foreign minister which he relinquished to Ribbehtrop in 1938. Von Neurath, who might l>c classified as a Nazi "moderate," would be an Ideal puppet foreign minister—Hitler might reason—to carry out a now peace offensive. .• Seventy years old now, and resembling a distinguished business man, the tall, impeccable Von Neurath was a lending actor on the German diplomatic stage before the outbreak of war. He, more than anyone else, paved the way originally for the machinations of wlnc- Ealcsuiiin Ribbentrop and.later, for the march of German arms. He became foreign minister in -1932 preceding Hitler's rise to power —the'perfect diplomatic type. His family could be traced back to 1480 —lo tlic, oldest nobility of Hess'cn. He served his first foreign appointment in 1903 as vice consul l to London, had a,distinguished World War record, and later was counsel to the German embassy-in" Constantinople. He was. successively, minister to Denmark, ambassador to Italy, ambassador to London'and'finally, foreign minister - • DEFENDED GERMANY'S REARMAMENT'' ' As long as 1032, .while serving at the 'court of St. James," Von Neii- rath declared testily that Germany hart a.right to re-arm as much as any other nation. Tall, distinguished looking and old-worklisli. Von Neurath despises democracies, but loved to shoot wild boar and grouse on the English moor.';. ' . , A close friend of Mussolini, Von Neiirath .once refused to receive author Emil'Liidwig while he was .ambassador at Rome because lie did not sympathize with Ludwig's ideals. It was Von Neurath,.iyhp drove the first Gerinaii wedge into Austria ,. ; when, in 1934, he -pfe'sented 1 Hitler's demands'to the doomed Chancellor } BDllfnss. His arrival in Vienna, in February of 1937, touched oil wild demonstrations' by planted' Nazis., in. preparation for'.tVie; later entry ot Berlin Catches More Bombs SILtS PORTS Heart Of Reich Suffers Sec" oiid Air Attack Within 48 Hours In June of 1937,.Von Neurath publicly''snubbed'the British by-can- celling his scheduled trip, to Loiidon oh 1 grounds that lie had liiore important things' to ; -db'in Berlin.' It was. the fust tip-off lo.-Downing Street that appeasement as it was being practiced then'by Prime Min- istcr Chamberlain wouldn't wdrk. • . ISSUED WARNING TO WOKI.D • This was confirmed two months later when Von Neurath told tlin world to keep hands off Nazi sympathizers in all foreign • countries. His premise was lhat.no government had a righl to: interfere-with the organization of Nani miit.v abroad, nor to prevent them from expressing their loyalty to the Fatherland, even though they "were citizens of the country where Ibcy resided. After liquidating the Czech republic, Hitler named Von Neurath "Hcich protector" of Bohemia and Moravia In 1939. Ostensibly, that y.'as his first important 'past after relinquishing the foreign ministry. As a matter of fact, however, Von Neural!]' has continued to play a major role in German foreign policy ever since Hitler's rise to power. For even after he gave up the role of foreign minister,.he was made president of Hitler's "secret cabinet council" foreign policy. to advise the fuehrer in His rote as a Nazi moderate is attributed chiefly to the mild protests Needless lo say, lie made to Hitler against the massacre of the Jews, these protests were disregarded. If Hitler actually is grooming Von Neurath to take over the foreign ministry in preparation for a new peace bid., it would be well to keep Vo;i_ Netirth's record In mitKi. Despite liis distinguished appearance and intrigue, ;uagc of noble ancestry, he was one of thq arch plotters of pre-war Na?.i he hates (he democracies vciiomdusly and hi 'speaks the Ian; Hitler. lly ttnjtcil I'ress Tlie heart of Nnx.i Germany was gravely w o n n d o d lasl night when a migli(,y force of British bombers raked over the lire;; of. Berlin sut only <18 hours before. The Na/.is have cliimped down a tight censorship on all reports of the big raid-indicating it was; worse than admitted in od'icwl German accounts. Some idea of the size of Ihe assault is given In the British disclosure that 21 oi the giant bombers failed to return from Berlin, rwelve olhers were lost In sup- ilemcntary attacks on the Ruhr Valley. Weather Unfavorable The British, In their .second mighty attack on Berlin since Saturday, flew through dense clouds, icing conditions, night fighter plunes, heavily reinforced anti-aircraft fire, and many batteries of searchlights. Not since 52 British Ijombcrs were shot down during last spring's attack on Bremen huvc so many RAF planes failed to return fro(n a night's operation. But the results apparently merited Hie price. Returning British airmen lell of many "really, good fires and a great number.of sma)l ones." and they' say. Berlin^was illuminated by "big. mushrooms of flame:;." One; giantV;explosion,.,inuch . too large to''haye''Jjeen aaused.cv'en b'y a'four-ton 1 'hdml),'/was observed by the pilots as it llgtiicd up Ihe Berlin buildings. liiihr- .City Blasted The Ruhr, attack which coincided with the BerlliM-ald, was directed at the Industrial city of Boch- urii and other points In Hie Ruhr Valley. So devastating are these new Allied aerial attacks on Germany that the • Reich government has ordered all citizens lo stand by for calls to duty as emergency 'air raid workers. British obserbers .say the tremendous damage wrought at Lorient and St. Nazaire oii the French Atlantic Coast may force tlie Germans to shift their U-boat bases to La Rochelle and Rochefort. In connection, however, British First Lord A. V. Alexander says Ihc iAF attacks on submarine yards n Germany and Occupied-France lave only denied liie German U- boat strength. He .said that de- spile these attack.?, the Germans still have a "very large number" of U-boats at sea. Government Releases Fruits, Vegetables WASHINGTON, March 30 (Ul> —The Government- soon will, release more limn two million cases of [mils mid vegetables lo help ease Hie current shortage. The food will Include canned lo- imitoes. ix'iirs, plums ami peaches, as well as other products. Mosl of these slocks were purchased by the Food DlMribiulon Administration from the IOJ1 pack mid liclil for just such emergency use, Al Hie same time, the Agrlclnl- ture rjeparlmenl announces lite transfer of some 12-mllllan cases of canned goods, mostly corn und pens, from the Army to (he Food Dislrlbullim Administration. On Alerl Even At Lunch Dell Man Is Drowned At BigJLake Jiislin Tidweli, 32-ycj>r-old iniin- aser of a drug tilore at, Dcll'Hnd r ormcr resident of Blylhevlllc, 'was liowned lute yesterday afternoon ii'lieii a iliciivily loaded fishing boat capsl/ed at Big Lake. The body was recovered at 7:30 o'clock, two hmirs after-Mr. Tidwell had attempted to swim to shore. Removed lo Walls Hospital, artificial respiration was used and oxygen administered until 1 o'clock this morning in an unsuc- cessfnl elfort to revive him. '•-. Mrs. Willie Lucllc Heathcoek, 20. oi Manila, was much improved today after having been In u serious condition from near-drowning in Ihc same accident. Companions Escape Two other companions in Ihe boat, J. T. Tate, and "Dub" Borpn, escaped without injury. 'The drowned man is Ihe son of Dr. J. T. Tidwcll ot'Deli,, long'a physician In North und WpM/Mif- Elssipjil. Cpiuityr' : and Mrs. -TidvyelV The', tragedy, occurred , n mile north of Big Lnke bridge where liie llirce men and Die young jirpm- an were fishing in Flooiiway Ditch. It is believed that the boat was overloaded, causing the accident. When It cai»izeil the men. stinted to swim to .shore. It Is said thn.t Mr. Tnte. escort Movie Cameramen and Writers Publicize Young Osceola Woman Miss Margaret Eihel Jones of Osccola. whose courage lo continue an active life despite loss of both arms two years ago lias caused wide comment, was placed in the .••putlight of Ihc nation during the p?sl. week. When she recsivcd her degree in dcstislry at university oi Texas Dental School. Houston,'movie reel cameramen and news service writers were on hand to gel a story ot this beautiful young woman, who is determined to lead as normal life as possible. 1 he only feminine member of the graduating class, Miss Jones received her diploma on a while silk cord placed over her shoulder while cameramen recorded the event. Sharing the spotlight wilh Miss Jcnci were her uarcnts, Mr. and Mrs. R. H: Jones of Osceola, who were filmed as a part of the family grouped around the 25-year-old Kiadualc as she read her diploma. News reels were made of Miss Jones at Ihe dental college, standing beside a dental chair; directing students in the laboratory, entering the building wilh other students and other such activities. The Associated Press news service assigned a photographer and reporter to cover Miss Jones' graduation with tlie story and picture ' throughout' the Since the story of her graduation lias been published, she has received congratulatory telegrams, long distance calls, letters and flowers from California to Chicago. Following her graduation last Tiusday, she spent four days taking the Texas Stale Board examinations for dentistry and spoke live later distributed country. a guest speaker at meetings. Miss Jones plans lo visit her par- cnU in Osceola sometime in May before going to Tulane University, New Orleans, where she will spend the summer to complete her B..A. degree and lake graduate work In Public Health. The accident which cost 'Miss Jones loss of her arms and (he life of a young man friend, occurred when a chain they were holding near a sailboat made contact with a high voltage line lo electrocute her escort and to burn her severely lhat her arms had lo be amputated at tlio shoulders. Mr. Jones has relumed from Houston and Mrs. Jones expects to arrive in Osceola sometime this week. Miss Jones' slslcr. Mrs. \v. 13. Thorning, wilh whom Miss Jones made her home in Houston Ls moving to New Orleans where Dr. Thorning is stationed while in service. She formerly lived In Osceola. : ' New York Stock* A T it T 142 3-4 Amcf Tobacco 551-2 Anrtconda Copper 29 7- Beth Steel 07 3-4 Chrysler 16 5-8 Coca cola 97 1-2 Gen Electric 37 1-2 Gen Motors 50 1 -4 Montgomery Ward 401-2 N Y Central 11 1-4 G9 1-2 13 5-8 Republic StCCl IB 1-3 53 10 1- Inl Harvester North Am Aviation Standard of N J Sludebaker times before such grovijis as RoUry,! Texas Corp 49 Business and Professional Women, Packard 41-8 Altrusn, which invited her to be'u S Steel 57 Iniiiian Committee Wants 1 o Pay Bonuses For In, creased Efficiency ' WASHINGTON, Mm, 30 I UP) — Tlio Trillium Committee ivaul.i to boost war production by ollovlni; Ityglior profits lo vvur plants thnl' Increase their efficiency. The Committee Investigating (he war effort suggests wider use of Ihc War Department policy of signing one-year contracts but sct- liiB prices for the first four months only. . •In this-. way,says the Committee, contractors. \vlio do a good Job at low cost,the first third of the year could be allowed a larger profit nmrgln. for > the following periods, if 'the contractor's efficiency Is low he. can he punished i>y- ft lower profit allowance. 'Ihe Conunlttcc nlso iccominipi)t setting up one overall board 'to renegotiate • war contracts,- Instead of' the picsent sjstctn ot hnxltijf four government Ue|mi tmenls till- just them. In Congrcis, voting untois to- ilnj about a mun and ft plnn In the Senalo, the lonomlnn- lipn of Rear Admhnl Emory Laud as ehahmau of trip Mlnilimc Commission Is u|) for «)jpioval Tlie CIO MaVlUme Union and otlici opponents accuse -him of mishandling his vast pros;rum of contracts with shipbuilder and opc- ralois Supporters piedla his 1011- llrinatlqh with -little opposition. The Hoviso trades beeches for bollo/s today bilnglng the fl(jh| over liie tklp-n-)cai tax plan to Vile, i id lie: ciiniB < .Pilots niul:ground clew irfcmbcrs eat (hell 1 mess In n silt trench tit. an advance U. S. uh'jiorL In Tnnlsln. ..'Tliuy'rc reluly lo duck In cnsc Nnx.r plniR'S come ever. Note soldier 'Clrd from right) scixn- nlng.ihc skies while ho luis tils'meal.. (NUA letephoto). Attendance Trophy Awarded Troop 31 At Ihe Boy Seoul Court of Honor neld in the high school auditorium last night, Ihc attendance trophy ,vas \von by Troop 31, of which Marshall Blackard -.is Scotilmastcr. ..... Tills trophy Ls awarded lhat clytheviiic'' lie Scout Troop or Cub Pack having Ihe highest percentage of altend- ince, including parents, and for the :wo preceding meetings was won by the Blythevillc Cub Packs. Any Troop or Cub 1'ack winning this trophy three times in succession is permitted to retain permanent possession of il. Cut) Packs were in sscond nlace last nlghl, while Troop 38, Percy Wright, Scoutmaster, finished in third place. Livestock ST. LOUIS, Mar. 30. (UP)—Kog receipts. 12.CG8 head, all salable. Top price I5.GQ; 180-325 pounds 15,40-15.55;. 140-160 pounds H.85: sows 15.00-15.35. CdUlc 3,760 3,500 salable; calves all salable. Slaugblcr steers 12.000-17.25; slaughter heifers 11.0016.25; mixed yearlings and heifers 14.00-15.50; slocher and feeder r.tccrs 10.7E-12.25; caimcrs and cutlers 8.50-10.75; caws 11.00-13.00. New York Cotton Mar. . 1986 May . 2034 July . 2014 Oct. . 1995 opcti high low close pr.cl. of Mrs. Healhcock, saved her lllc by llcing fishing cord around her body lo keep liev al>ovc the water while lip went for help for her and for Mr. Tidwcll. Victim of Cramps Dr. Tidwcll said today that the two men companions believed his son was seized with crumps as they saw him swimming 20 feet from tlie boat and he was an excellent .'-.wimincr. Ills body was recovered some distance awny from where Ihe boat capsized. Mi-s. Healhcock, wife oi Hurry Healhcock who died several years ago, was in a serious condition last night but appeared much Improved today. She is at the home of her sislcr, Mrs. Virgle Wright of Manila. Mr. Tidwcll was born in Louisville, Ky., and as a child lived at Smilsbury, Tenn., before his parents went to Lcnchvlllc in 1917. Shortly afterwards the family moved lo Dell where they have since lived except for lliree years when the family resided in Blylhevlllc but ictuincd to Dell 10 years ago. Atlending .school at Dell iiiul a .student at Arkansas Slate college, Jonasboro, for Ihrce years after finishing hlgli .school. He was manager oi the Dell Variety Slore, owned by bis j falhcr. Services Tomorrow Funeral services will be held tn- mnrrow afternoon. 2:30 o'clock, at Dell Methodist Church, by the Rev. Mr. Wilson, pastor, assisted by (tie Rev. Guy E. Magcc of Monclte. formerly pastor at Dell. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery hue. Active 'Pallbearers will Ire: Carl Wallace, If. Ci. Parllow, Hob Anderson, Noble Gill, I,esler Gill, Gene Bradbcrry. Marlon Kochler and Woodrow Sigman. Honorary pallbearers sclrcled were: Tom F. Martin. M. p. Brownlee, Ben Gill. D. W. Cranfodil, U M. Moody, J. M. Stevens, Karl Potter, E. M. Wcodard. E. W. Nnlcn, Jim Anderson, II. n. Crawford i Walter Lewis, Earl Majors, Taylor Freeman, Ed Mclcalf, B. S. .Simmons, Tohr, Bowers, Otto Kooli- Icr, Rus.soll Grccnway and J. N. VVelbourn. Out oi town relatives who will attend Ihc riles include Mr. and ., . . t "Af.fi be disposed of Ijefoie Ihe mail issues' of forgiveness iind non-for- j>lveiiess'of last year's tnxcs come to a' calling of the roll. The vole is cxpeclcd lo be extremely close i—us heated arguments and many adjectives have .'marked Ihe pust four days of debate. Dig plans will he In the making In Ihc' White House today, plinis *hlch 'will affect the future of America's food program for the Coming ycai 1 . ' ' • Poor admilnstrnlor Chcslcr Davis Is scheduled lo join farm leaders lii planning wlllc Ihe President Ihc big drive lo get the planned record crops In Ihc ground, culli- viilcd and harvested. Davis 1 exact role may be defined' lodny. And It is believed he may be given full control over farm prices—a move lo be backed by national farm leaders. S: Aircraft Strafe la^Base In Solomons, Damage Destroyer lly llnlltiil American lijfhUsr lilnnes ill Oil !» .Ill]) HCItplllIlt, . i«is(! yesterday und ten. « (rail of •doslruclion hchind -them The Navy announces llial n ron'iiiltioii.or our Lockheed Lightnings mill VoiiRlit Cor-snirs attacked l''nisi Inland in the SolonipiiH iind .sot lirc-lo live of seven Jap planes (it Die base. First DegreeMurderCharge :Filed Against 61-Year Old Compress Official ; JONESliOno, Ark., Mar. HO (UP)—A circuit court charge oi Ilrsl degree murder has been .111- ed agnlnsi Fred Malhes, a Cl-ycar- Dcc. 1591 1932 2039 2021 2003 1-198 1086 2033 20141355 1931 1(188 2037 J017 1B98 1994 1981 2023 2014 >M5 1030 New Orleans Cotton open high low close pr.cl. Mch. . 2015 2022 2015 2016B2014 May . 2060 2036 5060 20S4 2059 July . 2044 2052 2044 2049, 2041 Oct. . 2024 2034 2024 2028 2025 Mrs. R. Williams of Drew, Miss,, aunl and uncic; Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Cox of Salisbury, Tenn., mint and uncle; Or. "lid- well's .'istrr. Mrs. Joe Thompson of Hickory Flat. Miss. Besides his parents, Mr. Ticlwell Is survived by one fcrollier, James Tidwcll of Dell. Cobb Fmieinl Home Is In charge. South Dakota lias ari Indian populallon of 26,500, who live on Dec. . 2020 2029 2020 2023 2021 nine rewrvnllons. compress company otficlnl of Joncsboro. He is accused -in the slaying Monday of James K. Parr, well known clly figure and husband of the postmaster. Parr was shot down In his Insurance olflcc yesterday allernoon and Mdlhc:; wnlked Into the police station shortly afterward He was questioned by officers and the murder charge was tiled bv prosecuting attorney Marcus l-'lcl/.. Parr was active In county and stale politics a close friend Then, wheeling out to sea for Ihe dash home, they spoiled a Jap destroyer off Alu Island, neai' Falsl. I'lylng In low, they sprayed Ihc destroyer's decks with machine gun and cannon fire, and lefl her burning In the water. One of our plnncs (lew so low that it loU three, feet of its wing, sheared off by Ihc must of DIG destroyer. All our planes came buck. The Chinese lake credit tor sinking Iwo more enemy ships and, Incidentally, killing a Japanese ailmhal. The Chinese bagged' Ihc two ships and Hie Admiral by lay- Ing mines In tin: \vu;crs off Oan- lon in South ohlna. Jail Ailm;i:il Killed The Chinese'Central News Agency .says Admiral Sahfachow. commander of, Cantoirs defenses, was killed when a warship ran afoul of the network of mines. One hundred Japanese sailors perished when Ihc ship sank. And (he News Agency adds lhat Chinese Forces look n mimu.?r of Ihe sailors prisoner, including the ship's oiplliln and a naval attache. A 100 sailors from Japan and Ihc Nanking piipplt lerrilory drowned In Ihe sinking of the second ship. In Burma, the British have bciil off a jiew J,'<|mnc.se air mid on Cox's ISararr in Western Iltirmn. Tmjlvc enemy plaiio.s attempted the attack qntl tlir.ie were shot down. And RAT filers have bombed a number oi vital enemy points in various purls of Durum. of Senator Ilattic Caraway u( Joncsboro. lie and Malhes had been associated In the compress company. No motive [or the- slaying .has been established. {jUILEIBBiEIT Arrest, Recovery of Money Accomplished Within 40 Minnies.Of Crime MULE, Ark., Mar. :10 (UP) — Within '10 minutes alter a young man robbed lire Bank oi Enrlc of npproxlmalely $2500 yesterday a suspect was in Jail und the money wiis recovered. In a cell at Marlon Ihc :«-ycar-old contractor on • Chicago Wheat May . 141'. July open hiiili low close pr.cl M5U »4l'j 115 HSvi, H'ly, l-lf> Iliis morning Is former cli'driciil whom police suld they found about $900 In cash when they took him off a bus in the Knrlc city limits. The iTib'jcr beat Ihc cashl.?r, Mrs. J, K. Fullu'ood, inlo unconsciousness and threw her body Inlo Ihe vault, lie slugged a Negro Janitor with :i pice of llmi>cr stabbed him vvith an Ice pick or pen knife. Day Marshall L. U Dlegcnhorn obtained a description of Ills al- InckVr from Ihc Negro and learned Ihul » man answering the'de- scription hail boarded a bus shortly afterward. He gave chaso and arreslcd the 32-year-old contractor. Dlt'Scnhorn says that I ho suspect "had to huvo some money m a hurry licciiu.sc he hud been chnviicd In Cross County with hav- Sep. ' MG'/i. 11G';-; HG 14C 1 : MG'tity." ing sold some mortgaged proper- Body Of Drowned Milligan Fanner Still Sought Body 01 Tom Hale Jr.. 32. who was drowned .Saturday ' afternoon In Moodway Ditch at Milligan nidge, was sought today with a renewed cITorl made following ar- cqulpmcnt lo be that the body Is rival of special used. H is believed lodged In debris around a sunken wire fence a short distance from where lie was seen swimming in an eUoit to reach Die .shore after falling from a boal. Almost rescued by a companion, Vernon Young, II is believed Mr. Tlnle was drawn under Ihc waler despite bcln» !\ Rood swimmer. The drowning occurred al 5:40 at Mllllgnn litdgc since the drown- p. in. as Mr. and i\(rs. Hnlc and Ing until today when some of Mr. Yciing were rowing across Ihc them returned lo Ihe home of Mr. swollen ditch to Ihe Hales' f.iim and Mrs. Johnny P. Nolen. home. | Mr., llnle, who was in business Mr. Hale, who was stnmllne; In wiu> nls father here when they op- thc boat, fell or jumped into the water ami Immediately Mr. Young jumped In to rescue him. As belli were swimming. Mr, Young almost touched Ihe victim when he was -seized with cramps ,uid last his grasp on Ihc other man. Mr. Young managed to make his way lo shore but Mr. Hale was not seen again. Relatives of Mr. Hale have been crnlcd a grocery and meat market on West. Main .street, enlisted in the Navy recently but was turned down because of a heart and lung allmcnl. ; Later accepted here by the Army, he was turned down at the Induction cciilcr In Utde Rock. Upon his return home, he began farming In the southwestern community of Mississippi County, members of his family said. Rommel In Orderly Retreat, But Yanks Could SmasH , Fleeing Enemy-*. By United I'ress The (jcniiiiii Africa Corps, defeated but still dangerous, is I'cti'catiiiK northward along rhu Timi.sian coaut under u deluge of Allied 1 bombs. The v i c t. o r.i o u s .British ]<%(iih. Army, rolling over lie Inokeii forts of the Uliir- ' • ctli I line, is pouring through ' captured Gabes 611 the heels of the harried enemy. And Hie Amei leans arc trying lo :)lasl through the final mountain iiiiise bulling Ihcir way to the LOastal plftliv over .which Marshal. Uomincl's legloiis uro retrcallng. Yanks Force Ahead - ; The' Ocrmiui • retreat, -which so fur is orderly, can be tinned Into \, t \ dlsiislrous-roul. If llio Yiinks burst llio long 1 ehciuy flank. ' American column.'! creeping slowly southeast . from El Guctlnr has iundc new gains iuul now is flflHUng the Qormnns near the inmellon ot the Keblll und Oabc's l roads, only 40 miles above tlie qabcs botllcneck The Ymiks arc braving a rnin of Axis morlar and ai'llllcry fire. Near ' Miiknnssy, ii^sctond Amcr- lonn coimm Is under: vloenl .enemy counlci-aUiick. Two of these enemy assault. 1 : \\cia huilotl back ycslcrdiiy with heavy Axis losses Hut, Ihe cnemj' came light back with iv third tUlnck. nml ut lii.sl ruportJi. [in ions tlghllni; Was in lirogressi . Miii'shal Roimncl himself,' Is rc- porlcil opciiitliig from n new hend- nuiirters about 40 miles north of Slfix, directing these counter attacks against thc.rAnicric'ins'ln an ' effort'to kcci),open this retreat^ t corridor. i .. . ' t ,f •:. ^Tunitl* Vim to Axis ' >7 ;"llttS; Bi^lsji mdlb says Gsiman' nci< r »''pii|)iVs mow • are ' bli csslng 4hc utmost Importance' of hpldlnR Timfslti aiid tho necessity o't de" fending U nt' nil costs, Onp Berlin newspaper says Tunisia iniist be held despite continuous Allied all and sea attacks and.:"great" Axis sacrifices. But n Brazilian military observer with .the Allies, Brigadier General Edouardo Gomes, picdlcb, a com- ilcle Allied victory In North Atrlca jy or before June first. Criminal Session Of Court Is Opened A .'session of :Crlminal Division, Circuit Court, got underway today aflcr clcUhig Walter Klllough'of tVyiinc us special judge because the nw reads tiial a special judge can not be elected until uftcr 10 o'clock of the :.secoild day of court, which officially DP;ncd yesterday morning. He replaces his brother, Judge Nell Klllough, now In the" Army. The 12 prisoners in Jail were arraigned. In court and u -Jury impaneled .this morning. At the .beginning of the afternoon session, II was announced liiat Marvin Jackson,.charged with Brand larceny, would plead B»iHy Instead of not utility as Indicated, and the court took up the sccond;case set tor trial.• Herbert Majors, accused .'..with Jackson ot stealing $200 In cash from It. F. Hcnson, had'previously entered a plea of guilty. A 15-year-old l^cgro youth, James Terry, went .to trial this afternoon on a charg; of rape against, it 10- year-old white child. , ' The alleged crime occiirrcdr.last, Fall. Al the previous term of coiu't. he was sent to'the State Hospital for Nervous Diseases but later •returned hero for trial after declared sane. , Jail prisoners arraigned werc: Put Williams, 'grand larceny! guilty pica; Ike Bennett, .selling liquor'on Sunday,' not guilty plea; Lloyd Clark, bitrglnry and grand larceny, not guilty plea; Philip Underwood, forgery aijci uttering...not. guilty plea; Jiui Ryan, forgery and ut- tcting, guilty plea; Lawrence Man-. ley. grand larceny, guilty plea; Harry IS, .Whlteny, bigamy, net guilty plea; Buel Rouse and G. W. Ethrlcige, grand larceny, not guilty pica In two cases; Floyd Fonder, burglary and .grand larceny, not guilty plea; George Cowan, grand larceny, guilty plea; Orlando Lcn- zy, forgery', and uttering, guilty pica; Mose Houston, murder, not guilty plea. Two appeal cases from city.court were settled by asrecment. One. a public drunkenness case, was.set- tled by payment of $10 fine and cc?t and Abe Lcndennlc, charged with driving while tntoxicaled, was assessed <in agreed judgment of $25 fine. Out of town attorneys In court today were A. L. Adams mid Frank Sloan of Jpnesboro and L... G. B. Young oi 1 Osceula. Representing the state are.Mar- cus Fieti: of joiicsboro, prosecuting attorney, and Graham - Sudbury, his deputy for • North . Mississippi County.

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