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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 19, 1943
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TtIE* nr^» *I»T » km. »>,,,..,.,,. -. . . , . ^^ta ^ i^^VM^V 9 ¥ ^^^f^r THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND BOUT1UM8T MIB8OUIU VOMJMK XI,—NO. 28. Ulylhcvlllc Daily News m.vlhevlllo Herald Htylhcvlllc Courier Mississippi Valley leader BMTI1I<;VIU,U, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, Al'lill, SINGLE COPIES'FlVB-GBN'iV 95 Today's War Commentary Drf Ukraine May Mean Now Gamble For lliilcr By THOMAS J. ItONOlllJE nf IlitUcd Press Tlic sun is Khimiig again in lite Kussian Ukraine aiul that's u rjortcul of impending military operations on a vast scale. By the em-ly-part of May, (lie ground in southern Russia should be Ijakcd hard enough Lo support the movement of tanks and heavy gnus. There are indications I hat Hitler is planning a new gamble against Russia before lie finds himself lighting on two major land fronts in Europe. Vast movements of German troops and tanks have been reported in the Ukraine nnci the Luft- waffe is more in evidence noiv along the Russian front than it lias been in months. Virtually every Soviet communique teds of persistent German attacks with sizeable bodies of troops. There are several reasons why the Germans must strike ngain in the east this Spring or Summer. Red Knockout Imperative German .strategists are well aware ot the fact that If the Allies attack western Europe in farce, (lie Russians certainly will capitalize on it by launching Jaycee Leadei No Respite For Enemy In Pacific new offensive in the east. It might be embarrassing to the Germans 10 have lo fight two -powerful enemies on each .side of the itcich. If the Russians could be knocked out—and the fJerlin high command apparently still thinks that's pos- tible—the main weight of the German army could be shunted westward. Secondly, if the Germans could win and exploit tXe Caucasus oil fields they would not have lo worry about fuel for their tanks and planes. It <s conceivable that the 011 shortage is beginning to worry Germany and may explain, In part, the surprising disappearance of German planes from most oi the major war-theaters. It cannot be forecast, with certainty where the Germans will •choose to stri.'vct'in ttolr next-offensive—if one is in , the offing. But from present indications, Ukraine and Caucasus look best bet. which the holdings li throughout The prcsistencc Nazis clung to i the Donets the -winter-long their basin fled Army offensive is ample proof of tlie importance which Berlin attaches to that region. Now, the arc sending fresh troo|xs. with good aerial support into then small bridgehead at the mouth of the Kuban valley in the northwest Caucasus. A rjlancc at the map will .show the importance of current German strategy in relation lo the Caucasus oil fields. Potential Pinccr Jaws In the Donbas, (lie Germans have the potential upper jaw of another big pincers against the Caucasus. Their Kub'an bridge- heart forms the lower jaw. With both regions hi Na?.i hands, the threat to the Caucasus always will be acute. Another straw in the wind is Ihc continued German aerial bombardment of the Russian bases of Kursk, Rostov and Krasnodar. All three, particularly Rostov and Krasnodar, would be the fust objectives of n new German push from the Ukraine. In considering Ihc possibilities of a new German offensive, however, one should not disregard Ihe equally strong possibility of a renewed Soviet drive. It must not be forgotten that spring mud was primarily responsible for eliding tlie groat Soviet winter offensive in March after it had won back more than 185,000 square miles of territory. The difficulty of moving reinforcements and supplies over tlic ever-lengthening communication line as the front moved westward was another factor. In the month-long liUl since major operations ended, tiie Soviet high command certainly has re-grouped Us armies and moved reserves and Imgc slocks of supplies forward. It also has taken an opportunity to repair and improve the rail and highway links with the front, it may be assumed thai ample Soviet forces now are in position to move as soon as Ihc ground hardens sufficiently to permit large-scale operations. Dnieper Drive Indicated Retention of Izyum on the west bank of the Donets indicates that the Soviet high command still intends lo press its drive toward the Dnieper and throw another iiinc- The Navy is keeping up the deadly air offensive against the macs the Japs are building as iprlngboarth for now Pacific offensives. For the second time in 18 hours, American bombers attacked shipping concentrations in the Shortland Island area of the Solomons. Two Jap cargo vessels were seriously damaged and one was left sinking, other navy fliers, harrying Jap attempts to develop air itrcngth, bombed Mttuda and Ka- liila airdromes in the Solomons, hitting runways and starting big fires. The Navy also reports nine more raids on the .Japanese main Aleutian base of Kiska and one on nearby Attu Island. Gen. MacArthur's bombers wore [ using the same strategy of nipping Japan's new bid for air supremacy by swinging bombs in a two-thousand mile arc of enemy southwestern Pacific bases. Yauk fliers report damaging raids at Penfoe Airdrome on the Dutch Island of tirtio rand at Cni« Gloucester on Nciv. -Britain and' it Fin- Harbor on the New Guinea coast. The Chinese have taken the hn- iialive away from the Japs by cap- lurim* tivn towns in one .sector of the Yanglzc River front. And they repelled a new enemy thrust north of oug Kong near China's southeast coastline. The British report they came out on top and with the least losses In a fierce skirmish with outnumbering Japanese in the northwesl Burma front. * • * * * * Toll Jndudes 68 Transports PUCE PRuPlffl But Axis Leaders Avoid Responsibility ['or Recent cacc I'celcr Carulhersville Man Named Second Vice President 01 Missouri Group CARUTHEJISVILLE. Mo., April Clyde Harper, president, of the mmediate CariUhersvllle ers against, Kharkov which the Germans won back near the close of winter operations. The Russians realize as much as the Germans the strategic implications of a quick Allied cleanup in Tunisia. And they probably arc informed as to Allied intentions after the African campaign fs finished. Thus, when the western powers are ready to strike Into Europe the Red armies probably will open a new drive in the cast to put the Germans in the worst possible po- sltion. If Hitler moves first, before the Allies arc ready, the strategic initiative may pass out of our hands, nut 1 If ihe Russians Mayor Issues Proclamation Urging Weekly Afternoon Holiday Business firms of Dlythcville. which include offices, stores ami othtr such establishments, are to he closed one afternoon in the middle of the week throughout the Spring and Summer months so that Victory gardens can be worked. A proclamation to (lint effect was issued today by Mayor E. B. J»'s- son after a survey revealed that a majority of the employers were in favor of the holiday. It is probablo that the day selected will be Wednesday although this has not been definitely decided, it is understood. All of the employers have not yet been contacted, with the work expected to be finished tomorrow af tcrnoon. Any merchant who will call a member of the committee to express Ills wish concerning which day to Junior Chnmber of Commerce, was clcctui second vice president, of tli;. state organization at the annual convention in St. Louis Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Mr. Harper, Glenn Tinslcy and Cecil Book, delegates from tlie Ca- nillursvllte club, anil Roy Glover, from the Stecle club, returned last ni'jht. Clmrlr-s Preltyman III of Neosho was reelected president and J5cn Miiitheivs of Feslns, Mo., wns elected first vice president. Well known in the Missouri Junior Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Harper was chairman of the -scale Kiie Prevention Committee during the past -j-'jiir-Jim*. wa..ya : <ielc!{iUc <o' the National Jaycte Convention hi Dallas last June-, Under his guidance as president last year, the Cantthersvillc club enjoj't'fl one of Us mast active years and received considerable recognition in state-wide Jayccc circles. Having been inffillatcd as district inspector since I9M of the Missouri Athletic Commission, Mr. 'Harper is wsll known in wrestling and box- in!; circles throughout. Southeast Missouri. lly Ihlltnl I'rr-si The minors of Nayl pence feelrii oro'RliTii support lodny liy n report that Gcriiinny has approved 11 Spanish oiler to mediate between (he Axis and the Allies. The British radio jays a Ger, man news fluency published praise for the speech of Spanish Foreign Minister Cmmt rraiici'co Jordan:, In all (lie MiKlrltl newspaper:;. The Count ottered Spain's help in negotiatlnij peace. United Slates Secretary of Ktalr Hull already has turned down thr proposal iiiul hns reiterated Ihr Casablanca plodpn (hat lite Allle will fight until (lie "uncondllionnl sHrifittler" of I lie Axis. Lest Ihe world think that Ihe is powers inspired Jordana'* speech, both German mid Kalian ;cws agencies protest they had no previous knowledjc of the Count': ;irc-|iosal. rui'thcr evidence thnt (he war Is losins flavor for the Gcrmiinv comes in a speech by Nazi Propaganda Minister Goeuhcls. Hardest Stride, fjochbcls Says Unlike other years when the ac-r- mans used Ihe eve of Hitler's More Rooms Needed for Visitors Here With more than CO homes needed (luring the week of April 25 to take care of the overflow of relatives expected lo witness the graduating of cadets from Ulylhcville Army Air Field, only five homes have been offered, it was announced today by Clarence II. Wilson, president of the Chamber of Com mercc, wlilch operates the Housing Bureau as a civic project without charge. Any one having a bedroom to rent for a few days arc asked to please call the Chamber ol Commerce so that the cadets can be assured that their mothers, dads, fiancees and other Invctl one may have a place to steep when toey come to 131ylhevi!le to witness their graduation. Because some of tlic parents may not sec their sons for a long lime, every effort is bcin^ made lo secure accomodatins for them, it was pointed out, Services Held Today For J. T. Williamson bo.vant lioasthu;. (jochbels told the Ocrmaii people that the wiu- has reached its hardest stage. And lie added, -,lhc end is not in srjht." ..-' Hitler," lie said, "bears a heavy burden, tint photographs Mwa.y^ show Cluicehlll • grinning,".- -x'n'iji, Goebbels says, indicates "who''Is enjoying Ihl.s wnr." Meanwhile, from the Anglo-American conference on war relusec liroblems opening in Bermuda, comes pleas for lido for Ilic persecuted peoples of Hitler's Eiinme, who ccrlaln!;: arc not "enjoylny Ihe war." The joint emergency coiitmltteo tor European-Jewish affairs urged Undersecretary of State Welles lo press action now for the relief or Hitler's oppressed peoples rather than make plans for the distant future at the Bermuda conference. jMnrc Terrorism On Iho heels of the pica come new .stories of Na/i terrorism. Tlic Moscow radio accuses the Nazis of a Polish village to the Ground and murdering all its inhabitants including babes in arms. The scene of the extermination is said to be Vlodzlavel:.' <m(vu " (i " f '"' l> 0111 Yanks Duck Na/,i Harragc In toreere.:...! An-BiLcL,,, soldiers clamber out of thc.r crude Unnchrs after „ fu.b,,, Nn,i ,,, (1T ,, gP „„,, it- half-Hack lank destroyer, travel!,,,; down a , 0:u | In Tunisia. Tl,, tank destroy,,,, ,c«t,,,- sr, as tool I"' a poorer tar,-,,. Note smoke Srou, slid, bum, ,f , h(! „„,,„,„,, yol , „„, ,,"„ ,„'",„ j. ^ ""' """' ""* «"»"« "»™ been blown lo bits. tNuwsr.d Pool „,,„, Ni , ;A ldl ,, lu , u Stale Income Tax Worker Visits County This Week Those who must pay .sldto Income tax this yeiir and consult II. 8. McClrskey. auditor o[ the State IX'parlmcnt of Revenue-, tomorrow W -ii- ^-. ' r 'I 1| ""' w «lnesilay In DlyUievllte and ai Savings Campaign In 'ihummy m cWcon,, it has i>c,m Oscpola DiOvirl Off Tn' m " lol "icctl by Murray Ij, McU-od, UiLLOId WISH ICl UM 10 commissioner uf icvuiur-s. Start . With $101.000 worth ol war bonds and stamps alveatly purchased toward the [|iiolii of $285,001) fin- South Mississippi Comity, tin; ram- algu In that art of the county (jot underway officially today. It. was iiiMHiimcctl by John w. Meyers of Wilson, chairman. An intensive campaign is lo lie waged this week in an efloit to raise Osccola's iiuota' with other nojiumiDlllcs lo finish up as Kpcctl- lly as possible. Elliott Sartain of Osccola is scc- relfii-y of the South Mississippi County Committee which has the same ijuota us North Mississippi County for this second war loan campaign closing May. 1. That South Mississippi county has an excellent opportunity to exceed its quota at an early date is exemplified In Ihe more than dy sold Hi: will uc at Ihe offices of ll>< stale revenue department which, hi'niythtvllic, ls"lo'™lcd til Cliy Hull, to luxpaytn In filing returns for last year. Circuil Court Decision In $22,000 Damage Suit Affirmed Today LITn.E ROCK. April in. (UP, --The Stale Supreme Court ruled today that contributory negligence doesn't prevent n penon from re- i covcl>lll B damages from a railroad ompany. The opinion came when . . . e non The Russian radio say.-, the child «l houf any spcial campaign. It was . [He .vtntc court affirmed close pointed out. •'Ihc committee is Murray Smart, 1-cmons Furniture Company; James II. licll. City Drug Store, and Paul I'ryov, J. C. Penney store, Huffman Youth Now Flier In Marines Funeral services were held this i afternoon for James Thomas Wil- akl the group, it was'liamson. who dropped dead Friday Jimmle Walker, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Walker of Huffman, lias reciivcd his wings and commission as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corn-;. Graduated April 7 from the Naval Air Training Center. Corpus Christi. Texas,' he is Riiest of his parents until April 28 when he will report to Cherry Point, N. C. Keared at Huffman. Lieutenant Walker was graduated, from Arm- orcl High School and attended William Jewel College, Llbcrly. Mo.. for two years, where he began Ills military training. move first, 11 should be a lip-off that action is about lo commence in western or southern Europe, The existing jitiintlon docs not permit of any long stalemate. Time impels both sides to act quickly. Success may go lo llic slue which strikes first. j afternoon on a street at Leachvillc. 1 26 miles west oof Blylheville. He was 00. The Hcv. P. L. Lewis of Osceola comiuclcd the rites at Cobb Funeral Home with burial at Maple Grove Cemetery. A former resident of near IJly- thevillc, Mr. Williamson had recently gone lo Paracould to make his home with a brother, William II. Williamson. liorn at Nc'*bern, Tenn., where he .spent most of his life, he had never married. He also lcavc.<; another brother, Bazzle A. Williamson of Paragottld, Pemiscot Doctor Dies In Memphis Dr. Shlrlc C. Nclf, veteran of World War 1 and physician at Carulhersville, Mo., died yesterday afternoon at Veterans Hospital in Memphis. HE was 47. lie had been a patient there since March )5. Immediate members of Ills family are his wife, Mrs. Louise Noff' a. son, Shirie Allen Neff and a (laughter, Patricia Neff, all of Ca- rullicrsvillc. nf 1 ^ V)0 f iy was scnt to Cariithcrs- vlllc! for burial mortality rate in Poland has assumed monstrous proportions, claiming that more limn 100 children die daily in Warsaw. The mortality rale Is said lo be due in part to a Nazi decree ordering all Polish children between the ages of 10 and Ifi lo g |i- c 1800 grams of blood to German blood banks a month regardless of their health. And in France the Naus have blocked off Lyons searclilns for what they describe as "undesirable elements." Behind the .shadows of the Gc.slapo tramps typhoid level-. Moscow radio reports the fever is raying in the city but no one Is permitted private medical care. pointed out. the Osre- Plant, To .Prosper Event Tics In With Nation's Wartime Program FIIMIRTS of. Mississippi county, who are ulillng Uncle Knin In ihti Komi l-'cr Freedom iiiogrmii. slicnlo <ill-oil In Ihc IO-1H 1'lnnl. T:> Prosper or Uvc-Al-Itomc contests, sponsored l>j> Courier News nnri 'the Commercial Appeal, and thereby cam the -credit they deserve for Ilic-lr wartlmn efforts, Waller Durham, contest director, said this week. "The contests (It In perfectly with Ihe Governments war cllort," Mr. Durham salrl, "Hrery patriotic farmer I;, doing his part to aid Ihc Nation at wnr, but at Ihc sniiti! time lie; can help himself materially by following the four polnls advocated by the. Plant To Prosper program." llecausc nil judging Is done on a iwccnliific Imsla, the little farmer lias Just as much chance to win one of the cash mines as the larger producers. The prizes will I Perfect British -American Teamwork MarksSmash- ing Air Victory »!)' Unllttl I'nrss The Axis nrmlc's in Tunisia have, been caught in the grip of , lu Allied aerial luirrlcano thai- forc- dooii)s iiny .nl(cii)|itc(t enemy Uim- klrk by wa or by air. . - .!:!'•' Tlic tleiilrnction yesterday of M As'bi alriilaiics, includlns 5ft BlniU .tunkcrs Iroop carriers, demonstrates the measure of Allied iniw- tcry ov«r Tunisia. •' Kevenly-Iour of th« German plnniw (Icjili-oycil were .soul flnm- hiK Into thu tea or upon the- north Tunisian bcachrs It, a single hat-' ll<! us they died to flee toward Hlclly. . Kront (llspalchcs Jtiit in report Hint 111 more of. thu hlij Junksi.s were knocked dawn by our air forces today in addition to another •ncmy ftijlilet 1 , That would boost . the two-tiny Allied baa U> a CIH- uy iiliinc. 1 ). Cairo linllDVc.i Iho German tran-:- pnrls wuru curvylnj troops and (hat (ho Axis mlflhl be tryln« to evacuate Us .key-personnel from Tunisia. It true, and If the fit! Junkers were crammed to capacity with troops, their destruction rep- resonl.s the loss , of at laisl 1030 . Axis soldiers. i : Kvaiiiplc of Tramwurk : They were set upon by squadrons of American Warhawks and Spit'lire.?. Tho Warlinwk.'i dlvcd on'tiiclr luniheiinis quarry --' the ti-iinsporls-^wh'Ho Ihe Spitfires togk cai'e, of tfhp Axis flylitcv escort. lu- r ;i['- |vcrieoi.'--(!'x»inple ul Aiialo- -,' thiS Yanks .(j' . thdlr D8 '• Jtiiifcors vvhHu. the Bri'.Ish 'snared It) of Iho prolestli!'! 'fighter,?/' TJiD cloven .olhcr : Ath planes liliol down yer>tcnlay wcru bagged elsewhere over Tunisia,' Our losses were clcvcu planes. • The commander ot tne Northwest African Tactical Air Force, Marshal sir Arthur Conin(|ham, sent a message of congratulations lo the desert nir lured upon lt> smashing, victory— one ot the hlg- of the war. And Limit. Gen. Curl. A Spaatz, who heads the Allied air forces In that .theater, said our plau?s now can roam frcei yover 'I'unlsla, Sicily, Sardinia and Italy in both daylight and darkness. Since Ihc biillle of the Marcth Line, Allied plnnis' have shot down more than fiflO Axis planes against n loss of about IBG Allied craft. ' Sv"la The swarm of Itoniltctl Planes vov- Ncw Orleans Cotton open high low close Mar . 20(18 2011 2C03 2010 21D1 May . 2037 2039 2032 2012 2010 July . 202!) 2020 2020 2028 2023 Oct. . 2012 2012 2009 20IU -'015 c. . 2014 20H 2007 20i:i ^013 Chicaffo Kije open lilcli low clv<r- prc! July . Sfi'i 80°; 8<p; 80'. Wx Veil. - 83'-J 88-i 88--; 88^ W, New ' , II i , , , ° ~............ i.n, t j, ,u_x ^ in | j n|. ;,y,'julll Ul ALII£U I LIIIIC^ lltv-. I'™, "f^, (lf Mississippi Circuit be awarded lo the formers who |n s norlliwai'd out of Africa:was v r CIM. t „,? h,«t 11 f y° , " >c l '' l ' lsm! "" lllc lll ' st Jol) of living ril home, supplied again tost night by a I OTK OEOCftfl H.,, ' 1 ' 1 ' ctl . Hcaslcy. .soil cotiscivallon, crop dlverslfl- powerful new assault by' Brltaln- nie com I, awarded $22.00;) dam- callcn nnd farm and home man-, bused bombers on the northern A T ft. T Amor Tobacco Anaconda Copper . Belli Steel Chrysler Gen Flrelrle Gon Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steel Radio Sot'oiiy V.icuum .... Sludcbaker Standard of N ,! .. Texas Corp Packard . . U S Steel '.'. 1-1-1 fl-1 5-8 3-1 IIBCK to plainlilTs in 11. ca.w KI-OIV- ins out of a crasiilni! accident In 1911. Three oilier Mf«il-;lpp| County case.s were acted upon. The high, court affirmed tlie Chlckasiiwba district In the rase of A. !•'. Ward aijalnsl Nu-Wa Cleaners in a .suit Involving i cpoisrssioii of :i our. . In (hi- case D| II. E-. Hshcr aoainst Mrs. Peart D. Cowan It iiilcfl (linl lh<- O.-.ccola district, Chancery was correct In approving 17 1)7 1-2 n n to 12 ,'(--! U •i- 7-H dcicd to can-y mil a •17 " ' the .sale of Cowan. some land to Dmliia^t nisltlct No. n was or- to pay District n for l>iiildi,, s n Icvcc of Ilic $70,COD. New York Cotton • " • iiay i<:.-,uitl II lur DIllltnilB a ll'VCC r 'J *•" protect in i: ini.000 acres of llic nih •>•' '-I! di.slrict. The cost was $70,COH Mcli. May July Od. Dec. open high low 'July Chicago Wheat 0-icn high low clo^c nr.el. 1S8I i!)S-l M10 2012 1MB 1M3 1987 1!)81 IflSfl 108ti 1977 201)1 19J1 I!) BO 1079 1071! 198-1 5010 2010 I9S 1 ) I0!)8 11)3-1 1D87 IOM 1087 Sep. . !«'„ IK' M2','i M2 :i , 112-\ IWi l-n-Vi 143'.. mid Improvement. I irst pti-,:e will be $f>00 In cash, , there will be a tenant sweepstakes pri/e of S250 cash. State r.ri/.es are SIOO for first, $15 for .second and $00 far llilrd lo both landowners nnd tenants. In addi- Halv naval base (if Spezla. The Air Ministry says' Britain's biggest bombers, in a 700-mile sortie across Europe, made a heavy concentrated attack on Spc/Jn at (.he cost of only one plane. Other RAP formations bombed freight train loco-. lion there Is n sweepstakes prize! motives in northern Franco and of $100 to tlie (ciianl family which I enemy destroyers at Lorlrnl, at makes Ihc most linpiovcmenls In'' Its hcmc. In the Llvc-At-I-lomc Contest for ncisro fanners, drst prize $250 cash, and tlierc nrc slate prizes of S50 for first, $25 for second, $15 for and $10 for fouiili to both landowners and tenants. The tenant sweepstakes prize is $100. Karnws may obtain enrolment blanks from their county agent. I it. me (!omr.tis!rutimi agent or farm Security Administration supervisors. The deadline for enrolling rxpirrs June 1st. Harmon Saved By Paracliule When Plane Crashed in Jungle PARAMARIBO. Dutch (ini-iiw. April 19 (U.P.)— Tom Harmon licro of millions of football fans, is, alive today because he bailed out when his plane crashed In the Brazilian Jungles. It Is now revealed that tlic former Michigan slnr was rescued by natives after wandering for f° ur days. Harmon was taken to an Army hospital suffering from cxpostire. Ijul his condition is said lo be satisfactory. Two of his companions are reported to have been killed In the crash. Ihe pilot,s wore aboard old "83", the plane that was named alter the football numerals he made famous on American gridirons. Harmon, wandering alone In Hie Jungle, found his wny back to the 11940. -lane, but was unable: lo locate hose who hailed out with him. After four days, friendly unlives 'ound Harmon and Wok' him lo in unidentified vlacc for a short Im3 to recuperate. The former All-Amcrioan foot >all player insisted thai ho he allowed lo go hack into the Jimgle :o search for his comrades. But he was taken to a hospital, while searchers went Into the Jungle lo look for other survivors. Harmon was reported safe by the War Department on Saturday. He had been missing on a Ilielib over South America since April 8th. Tom Harmon Is one of football's allllmc greats He played In Michigan's backficlcl in 1538, 1939 and Shades of Beau Geste llome \\-;:f thi: Rcniinder.of Foreign Legion movies Ilioy'd scon tack Home w.-« thi- old French fort cncotinlerct! by Americans at Gofra, Tunisia The.i soldiers of the llrst Division advanced cautiously in this urea, 01 •—• ^—ai['.1:'.i_ a.'lie lookout for axis snipers. | least one of which was set afire. At the same time, Allied bombers based In Africa kept the round the clock offensive ijoing with smashing raids on Sicily and Sardinia. Flying Fortresses and Mitch- aud Porto Torres where big fires were started, several ships were hit and enemy airfields were damaged. Matching tlie air assaulls ng»tir»t the enemy's Tunisian supply lines. Ilrilish submarines have -helped our planes sink a total ot -I enemy supply vessels In the past five wcek.s. On the ground, the Fightim; French, In a spirited attack, have captured a number of Italians ami an important hill top northeast of Fondouk. Patrol activity continues aloi-.K the Knfidavillc line where tlie British Eighth At my is mustering Ils forces for the iiiul big push. Telephone Manager Receives Promotion Jack Brooks, local manager of Southwestern Bell Telcvhono company since July 1, 1040, will leave next week for St. Louis where lie will be connected with the exchange there as a manager. Tills promotion marks anoUier step in tlic career of Mr. Brooks who next September will round cut ills 15th year with the company, Btforo coming lo ulythevlllc,almost llircc years ago he served a. 1 ! com-. incrctal.-representative at Ihe Little Rock office. .--,•"' ;vrrs. Brooks and children, Belly D:ll and Jack Jr., will remain here until the end of the school term after which they will Join Mr. Brooks In §t, Louis where they will: make their home,' .

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