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Blytheville, Arkansas
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VQIAJME' XI,—NO. 73. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ,THS DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORlHIAb4 ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Blythevlile Dally News , Blythevllle Herald Blythevllle Courier Mississippi Valley Leader HLYT1IKVIIA/E, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JIJN10 10, \W.\ SINGLB COPIES FIVE CENTS POUND Soldier of China (today's War.Commentary : ;. Italy's Plight Orphan Unwanted By Friend Or Foe '* -By THOMAS J. DONOHUE 1 of United Ficss Three years ago, Ueiiito Mtissotini stood on his balcony u'ml ulLercd Ihu words which now torment him. Poised there with his hands digging into his ample hips and his jaw jutting pugnaciously forward, Mussolini cried: . "The hour marked out by destiny if sounding in the sky of our country." Mussolini was an unwitting prophet that day. Italy's destiny—he might hotter have said "Italy's doom"—was in truth sounding in the sky of his native hind. The dagger which the , blustering •— '—- : Dnce plunged Into the back ot France oii June 10, 1940, has been knocked from ills hand. Italy's national strength has been drained in :i cause that Mussolini's people never believed in. The cause itself Is decayed and lost. For Italy, the workings of historic .justice have been stern and implacable. The past three years have destroyed all her hopes and aspirations. They have left her only disillusionment and sorrow— and hatred for those -who committed the blunders in her name In his war declaration three years ago, Mussolini shouted: "We have only one watchword- lo conquer!" Those words must seem tragic today to the humiliated Italian people. Lusses Heavy : 'Nearly 744.000 Italian youths have been sacrificed as battle casualties, The empire on which Italy had, counted so'much is gotie. Her great cities 1 have been'ravaged and blackened by Allied air powei—the J'destlny" which Mussolini said - Iliree'!, years ago was sounding In Italian skcs. -The Italian air fores andHnavy have, been largeli Immobilized through lack of fuel What oil she gets :; comcs from Germany—and onlyCwhat the Geimans have re- je'cted? as inferior. llt»lj»'s' ; .food situation is bad—as bacf Ifts that ot .my other hungry .nat!oiv.,i^ ? ^M' 1 on-' The blar'c fljrrfcpt is .said • to r be "lhe mo^t flourishing on the continent and inflation U in ah advanced stage. (iitcrnUa Hands Must Pay Fines ES To Be Deducted From Checks; Miners. Union Lenders Resentful Maj. L. T. Lin of the Chinese army wears American helrriel as he observes U. S.'troops in'ac- tion, on Second Army maneuvers in Tennessee. Fascist spokesmbn ackrigwledge Aiirfi-nlinn Primr> by inference that Italy Is'lost. They misuallan - « "me. by tell their somber people that there can be no turning back no.v? and even Germany seems to have forsaken her in her blackest hour. Mtissotiini himself, under whose hysterical urgings the .'people of Italy, sprang .to arms three years ago, is said in reports reaching -London to be hopelessly insane—broken by disease and perhaps by remorse. The reports, by ,way of European underground, say Ihe Italian dictator is confined to a liigh-wallcd, heavily-guarded villa and soon may be placed in a mental asylum. Royal Figurehead The king, the acting Victor Emmanuel, is and has been nothing more lhan a puppet for Mussolini' but he remains the one figure in all Italy for whom the people have al least a sentimental, attachment. There Is little likelihood just now of any revolutionary coupe at the top of the Italian hierarcy for Fuc- clsm is Italy's only political party. A popular revolution aimed at the Fascist ruling body is possible but not probable without direction and support from the outside. The Italian people first have to be sold on the iciea lhat Ihcy can restore their lost glories only by unconditional, surrender to the liberating armies of the United Nations. The Italians know they cannot win. Yet they probably will not yield without a bltlcr fight when the hour strikes to invade their land. Pantcllcria Is an object lesson —a demonslralton that Italians can and will fight when the odds and even the cause are hopeless. Now semis Ihe proper lime for Allied propagandists lo begin wilh their campaign .designed lo convince Italy that her salvation lies only -with Ihc Unilcd Nalions. Seek Neutralization It may be, however, thai the Allied objective just now is not so much to force Italy out of the .war as il is to neutralize htr. It Is recognized lhat so long as Ilaly retains her partnership with Germany she constitutes a continual drain on Nazi economy and war power. If she were to desert Germany now and come over to the Allied side, we would have to absorb the big lask of feeding and ' policing her. Possibly, we arc not yet ready to do that in view of the Impending heavy demands on our shipping and resources for the assault agalnct Germany. For even If we occupied Italy, that, country could not be considered as a direct attack base for getting at Germany. There still are the formidable Alps lo cross. Thus Ilaly Is a kind of Inert dead welghl In the general war picture —an orphan unwanted by ' friend or foe. Thai is the destiny of the unhappy land on the third anniversary of the fateful day that Mussolini plunged her into a war to reap the spoils of a Nazi vic- By llnllcil 1'ross It will cost -the coal miners more ihiin tv.'o and H half million. dril- lar.s in fines for (hell 1 five-day work-stoppage last week. : Sccic!ary of the Interior Icko nvs Ihe money will be dcrlui-tcfl from Ihe 'miners' pay and turned Tver to charity. Tim extended contract between !hc miners niid the operators provides for dollar a day fine.s against "trikers. But the miners who Quit work nisislod Ihe contract was no lonu- 2r eflccth'c — that there had been 'in extension agreement. They re- 'iiKcd to recognize the War Labor Coord's brrler that the present contract remain/ in cITccl until a new acrcemenl Is reached. . Ickes' announcement stirred up 'litler reaction amony tho miners ind their union olllcinls. One MMW official in Washinglon termed the fine a "gigantic burglary" . . . "totally illegal" . , . "the best possible way of stirring up •Mssension." At Columbus, Ohio, Thomns J. Price, secrclary-treiiF.- urer of . UMW District Six. said: "A lot of miners . arc sure to be mad." ' - . ' . Another union • official hinted that the fines might have an effect in whether the miners continue ji'ork after, the present truce expires on 'June 20th. In fact, one West . Virginia . union spokesman flatli- predicted another strike It the /tines" were collected.. • v "Ick?s' v -announ'ccmeht 'came'' as ; he War Labor Board was hrarln, :le|RUs : -.of- a< -"separate pcitce" between the 'central • Pennsylvania Harass (iermans Uy Hulled 1'rrss . ,.';<• Dorllu lins niiide iv IcfWiaiOlecl admission (hat .small armies,of Soviet guerrillas me hacking at their rear lines. . , . : . J... ', •',, A Geminii communlquo reports Uml a drive Is on against';'.()icko bands. , "' i Above Russia's Mailed Imtllcllncs both the Soviet and Nii/i sir-fleets lire exchanging new blows, .'.With. Hitler's forces reported ina.vsln's for tlieir much-lalked-of Summer ollenslve. Ihc nod nlr force Is.: trying lo rip the .Gcrniim- nff- \im- brclla wide open. - ..'. A special Soviet coimmiiii(|un 10- porls that Soviet bomber- formations destroyed or damaged 160, German planes 'In raids on'slx-(in- cmy airdromes Tuesday night, ; •, Anil llcrlln',claims tlio Gemini)' bombers carried out n concentrated attack on mi nnnauienl plant, at Yaroslavl, 150 miles nortlicust'of Moscow. ! Honeymoon In E^ypt Hints Allies Are Ready For Offensive By United Tress The Navy has announced a Flying Fortress raid on Mimda, Jap- incse New Georgia Island base, i'esterciay. The big four-motored bomber*— with a curtain of fighters — bombed the enemy installations for the second time in three clays. All American planes returned safely from the attack. There were no other details. The return of American bombers SEIFOJUUma Civil Division Will Reconvene For Adjourned Session Next Month "- • Civil Division of Circuit Covjrt 111 reconvene July t for an ii(i-j journcd session after having recessed Tuesday afternoon so many Jurors asked to be ox- cuscd. .. • ; Pressure of business was the: reason given the court that most,'of. the jurors could not serve for' a\ two weeks' period at .this seasorvpf; the year so Special • Judge Waiter Klllough of Wynne' presided oyari the two-day »e«slori and- anriounc-'J cA the recess uiUll,.Mid-8umpu>r. ' ,The spent in h 2r- trig of motions vand jurors served operators and John L. Lewis.''" " le second day's session when Charles O'Neill, who made thn two cascs w ere finished, 'dilative deal with Lewis, says his • In tllc slllt of W 5' lc Wiseman vs operators have agreed to pay Ernest Van Bibbet, personal dam- about $1.30 dally for portal-to- " ECS of S500() vverc awarded •jortal pay. Iri acfdiiion to bcnc- l' Ial| itiif with the defendant the fits already approved by the WLB ." and presenting no dc- OF PLKS Hack In ore-war days, Second U. guinea D. Mcknight of ''I'lyvwinn, Texas,, never (|rctimed "he'd be spending his honeymoon.In Cairo-bill.llml was Ijeioie-he met Huguelte Colter, IH-year-old iim'elary at Army Hcndn -tors In Cairo, oblivious lo the curiosity or Ihrce, native boys, I he newlywcds' chut on'u ,. park bench. The bride's home Is In Hollopolls, liiiypl. (NKA icle'photo); ' ', .''.'.' h he total increase would be Sl5o'! rcnsc - Pcrcy A - Wright was alter -iaily or a litlle more. I 110 * 1 r ° r tlle Plaintiff. Edward Burke, spokesman for the southern operators, has submil- to the Mimda area that the Japs may may inclicatr have had ',ed a joint review of negotiation.'; for all .operators not alTectcd by the O'Neill-Lewis agreement. Burke says the UMW demand for portal- to-portal pay is "nolhing but demand for a wage increase." chance to rebuild the base after the pulverizing attacks early this year. Eight hundred miles to the west, Prime Minister John Curtin im- ples that the Allits arc ready to start rolling back the Japanese in the Southwest Pacific. Curtain says the danger to Australia has passed. After 'a lengthy conference with General Douglas MacArthur in Canberra Curtain sesmed extremely optimistic over the possibility of an early Allied offensive in the South and Southwest Pacific. A. well informed London spokesman, incidentally, has reported that the main units of the Japanese flr^t have been called home. There is no further comment from this source, bul the Information is pulling in view of the fact that only recently the Japanese were busily engaged in reinforcing the New Guinea territory. However, the fact that many American submarines are reported to be ODeralins in the Yrellovv Rw and other ,waters near Japan may account for the recall ot small war vessels. Tokyo radio has broadcast a report Hint the Japanese home front is undergoing ^ general housecleaning. too. Lieutenant General Sano has been called In from the Southwest Pacific to take charge of home defense. Sanp's appointment was coincident ' with other military changes -'to further protect Japan and • especially the city of Tokyo. Over on the Asiatic mainland, Japanese troops are battling fiercely to salvage their few remaining bases on the north shore of Tung Ting. And, at the northern end of the Pacific, the Navy says thai IS iiior* Jap soldiers. have been killed and five prisoners taken on Attu Island in the Aleutians. rthls makes the present box score on Altu 1845 known Japanese dead and 20 prisoners. Farm Bureau Wants Cotton Insurance LITTLE ROOK, June 10.—Con- '.inuation of the federal cotton ',rop insurance program on a trial 'lasis is being sought by the slale Hid national organizations of the 7arm Bureau, according to an announcement Ihis week by Waldo frasicr, executive secretary of the Ukansas federation. The cotton insurance program, initialed liltlc more lhan a year igo, wns abolished by the House recently and now is the subject of i controversy in Ihe Senate. Recent liFflSlious floods in Arkansas and ithcr stales have placed added The defense won the suit of I. Fisher of Holland, Mo., vs. B. Seek Federal ]FiindsT Ifor;;Rg^ Of Flooded Sections LITTLE ROCK, Juno 10. (UP)'—Kepi'cseittiitlvcs of flood-stricken comities along (he Arknii.sris river hnve tlnifl- Cfl nil npjicitlto -the sliiLc's entire .senatorial awl .eojiKi'tw- Hional tlelcj!!tiioii. They're be presented to President Roosevelt in a move lo ioblniii federal .funds' immediately for urgently needed rblw|)i]Ration work.' County Judge ft. K. Uiinn at Lo- t'rc.iiiltfit'- ' , ., . . P. Kigcr, In which the Missouri man sought recovery of a saw mill power unit held by the defcnd- i nt for alleged non-payment of repairs. A prior mortage In Missouri figured in the case, Reid and Evr- anl represented the plalnllff and George W. Barhnm and Graham Sudbury were attorneys for the defendant. DIES LUST Services Set Tomorrow Afternoon For Mrs. Gertie Elizabeth Jeffers Mrs. Gcrlic Kliznbclh Jcffcrs of emphasis on the need for insurance j Manila died lasl night at the flob- :ovcrage of crops, Mr. Fraslcr said.|' nso " Clinic there where she had "Farmers believe that the pro- ' undergone an operation. She •ram. which is designed lo be fin- . 31 ' inccd by farmers themselves, is en- The wife of Orvillc Jcffcrs of 'itlcd to a fair trial and should not Manila, she also Is survived by a ':c condemned on such limited ex- [son, Jesse Jcffers;**o daughters 'criencc," he said. "The Ameri- Lawanda and Charllne Jeffers; her :an Farm Bureau Federation was mother, Mrs. Maude Howard of instrumental in having Ihe pro- Moncltc; four brothers, Jim, Jack ;ram crcaled and Is now asking Harvey and Jesse Howard of Mon'.he Congress to permit Its continuance until sufficient actuarial ir- Order Observation For Truck Driver Jack "Dike" Phillips, Hl-year-old ruck driver who disappeared a ivcek ago only to be found three days later in Wcsl Plains, Mo., willbe committal lo the stale hospital lun Litlle Rock for bUscrvu- An order for lib temporary com- mlttmcnl has been signed nnd Jl is expected that he will .go there immediately after the order was signed on his own motion. When he disappeared, lie was In an automobile belonging lo Farmer England, which he wns using In business, and $11)7 In cash belonging to lliuidlnslon Grocer Company. When found ho had about $1C5 en him which wan recovered. He is at liberty on a SSIjOO bond after having been arrested on a charge of grand larceny. Officers here had Hie defendant examined by a general physician" because of his strange actions, It was said. Guard Inspection A yam Postponed Army officers again have been forced to postpone n scheduled fcd- Rfin County, spokraman , for. ten northwest, river counties, hns la- jclcd the Kjtiinllon hs.'u very, serious crisis. Ho' f.nyg work'must IK done before '(he-high 1 water Is out of the river; .hurt before It'Is too Into to replant,. . Governor Homer Adklns hns assured Ihe delegates he will <ilp Inlo his (.'inci-Bcncy fund for money to .send a delegation lo'Washington. Teh cniuulea-linvc reported a total of $2:1,532,000 damage. Over $12 million losses. of ' the amount. ' crop ,,. ith, Fred SinI(,H, vccnltonal education nnd war training director for Ihc Stale L'ducatloii ncparlmtml. siiya thai In his opinion, repairing Ihc (liimiige done by the Hood Is a Job Unit will require cooperation of every possible federal, slale and local agency. He says (he Job must be done cjulckly If any crops are to ho raised Ihis year. In describing Ihe flood, Smith used words: "No mnt.lcr what people have lold you, thn situation Is worse than that. Road pairs In the flooded counties will r.osl flva times as much as the entire revenue of Ihc counties. Obviously they must have outside help." i 1 10 HJl') r ' liiilay vltlihnlillntr tiix l» .slart .Iiilv , 1st and forjlyrs from 7S In I "0 ]icr eeiit ,'<:f 'ii .year's lax liability (or all pitfsims. ' LONDON, .lime 10.' (t)i')— ' Tlni l.-Miilim liventmj Slaiulhnl •' ' *.ijs (Ice ncrlln radio broJicU'iisl n.. report . (liHl 'Allinil fiircc.i .hnve landeil on I'an- 'trllcrln. lliii quoted tinuiilrimt B"os mi ;tn niy (lint rirtalls arc n»l yrt available. This rnjuirt ladis any further con Urinal I on. Four War Prisoners Souffht In Arkansas UTPLE HOCK, June 10 (UP) — Four cici-nian war prisoners who escaped from North Camp Hood nt Klllccn; Texas, yestcrdny are being sought hi Arkansas nnd nei|;libm-lng slides by tho Fcdcrul Ilurrnu of Invcsllgnilon. Special Fin agent Fred HalHord says Arkansas officers arc on the lookout for the men, descrlbrd as wearing cllher bine denim clothes or Ihe khaki of Ihn German Army. Hullfonl says those al Inrgc arc 12 l''nemy Planes' Shot ' Down Trying TO 'Intercept Allied Raiders l!y llnilfd Prrvi , I'nntcllerln Island,: which defied nil Allied ultimatum to ,siirrcnclei. Is bcliit! bombed' and 'shelled "Inlo submission, ' It h v>ai nl Id worsl on the Mcdllciiniiean IMnnd _ stepping slcilu lo Italy. < ' > And Malta—thai much-bombed Hrlllvh Ulndil not fai from'l'nn- • (elln(ln.—bcllcici the Italian Island will lift forced lo rtpllulatc i , : And the sa]iie fate teems lo IIP, In i ton; [0! Slcll) nnd Lirnpc- i\n*n, the reaib) Iliillan Islmirh Vinvci of Allied piano? , —all Ijpci of them—balleied I'an- lellcilu jeslcidiij. , 'Iwclvc cnnny plains Irving to Intercept om rnlrt- i era wi'io .shot down One Allied, , ])lnno wns lost Gcncial ELsciihoV cr'i communique adds MX ci)oiny planes to Hie toll taken 'luciilas. This forosti tho Allied bag l/> 13 H'llh Ihe IOM, of nne Allied plane In the lasl two (|ay> Klclly. Not : NcRlcct«il Blrlly fnies no better Mftv Ameiluin bombcra from the Middle Kml couitii.ind chopped, 260,(10Q pounds of bombs mi two of the Island's iitidrutues An estimated 24 enemy plniies aground wore- dc- stioycd ulid others v,cio daunted, Hit ftullnn iiidln li repprted ii'i' saying Unit Lnmpcdusn h similarly bcini; bombed nnd lias been Mir-' rounded by Allied -ships • 'IlV Ilft|lnn radio, on Iho Ililid liniiKeisarj of Mu^ollnl's stab-ln- Ihc-lmck cptry Inlo the v,ar, call",' for a lasl-jlltclj stand but raplcly iidmlts (licro are rumbllngi of fear > hml-woiry among ,Ihe '{iconic. . I In Wa-ihlngton', Ecerclary of Stale , Hull -iajs Mussolini Is fast ap- pioachlng s thg timely y <;rKi'he de-, , bc^ii-fttldfl^to'hls-^pn>ple and ffl - 'f Wmy lam snd ruto of organl^euV fiooldty. • ,, , , \ Ktrcpulli Oro^ln, . V;; 111 tho northern European Ihea- ^ ci, Maj Gen Enkcr sayt, Amorl- :an ntid'llrlthli all ppwer will'be ilrong enough b\ the end of the ftumnlrr' lo knocfc out German itt- lustilal and mllltnry tarRcts Eaker, chief of American air for- :es In the European theater, says »r rill arm In Britain hns been doubled since March and will be doubled again In September Up ; >rodlcli by Autumn H will be ablu 'o carry II i full share of the of-, tensive against the Axis hakci snyfi a tie* "svipor" bomh- - ci Is liLlnj; developed by the Allies 'Ihr lull In Allied iicrlal' nssault- on aermany Continues for the nth stialght day But the bombing si- ionce inspires Axis foicbodhiK'j lhat It iiinj be Ihc calm before the storm The last imusc in the ntglit rllciislvc lastcxl 24 nlghUs anl prc- rcdcd the Allied landings In Norlh Africa. llalph Irlcjcn. Zelsehaug, Harold Stal- Adolnli llodenbcrg, and CIS HE UP !v,'i;: Jung, all under 2-1 years of rormalton can be obtained upon lory. Hie six>lls for Italy have been Mch. . 1975 1077 death, defeat and now, despair. NJBW Orleans Cotton open high low close May July February, on the average, Is the Oct. Uast rainy month of London's year. .Dec. 1961 . 2042 . 2003 . 1991 1963 2050 2015 10D7 1070 1958 2040 2005 1883 1073b 1973 1960b 1960 2050b 2041 2011 2007 1993 1993 which to determine its feasibility." Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. June 10. rUPI— Hog receipts 13,000 head, all salable. Top •,rlce 14.00; 180-300 Ibs. 13.90-1400' '.40-160 Ibs. 13.15-13.65; sows 133513.05. Gallic receipts 3,200 head, wilh ?,oOO salable; calves 1,200. all salable.. Slaughter steers 11.75-16.50; slaughter heifers 10.75-16.25; slock- er and feeder steers 11.00-15.65. and two sisters, Mrs. nctly eral inspection of the personnel Carr and Mrs. Maggie Coach of and equipment of Company K, Arkansas Guard unit here. 'Pie Inset for tomorrow Monelte. was Ihe Armory on South Coca Cola Funeral services will be held lo- speclton morrow afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the night at Monette Church of Christ, by tlio Second slrcel, but loday Capl. Olt" '" ~ ..... vcr \v. Coppertgc received notice frrm members of the stall of Lieut. New York Stocks Amcr Tobacco 1515 (JO 7-8 Anaccmln Copper ........ 28 1-B IJeth Slccl ........... '.... Cl 1-2 Chrysler ................. RI 5.3 Rev. Curtis Porter, pastor. Burial will be at the Moncttc Cemetery. Cobb Funeral Home Is in charge. Col. llcndrix l.ickey, commanding , officer of Ihc Bth Infantry' of which Company K Is n part, lhat Ihc federal officers will be unable to make their proposed lour Ihis New York Cotton Mch. . May . July . Oct. . Dec. . 1D62 open high low close - wcel: because of rehabilitation work 1845 1929 2011 1070 1947 1934 2022 138". 1986 1940 1927 2008 1075 1957 1945 1033 1014 1832 111 flooded areas of the stale. Three weeks ago Ihe jclicdiilcd 2020 2011 Inspection had lo be postponed bc- 1979 cause of high water which made 1082 1965 10S3 travel difficult. Farmers Consider Using Mechanical Pickers Farm machinery needs for the coming season highlighted the discussion of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau members In a meeting last night at the court house, attended by 70 fanners. Because of the scarcity of labor, 10 or 12 mechanical cotton pickers are needed In the county to aid in harvesting thC'M943 crop according to farmers present. Along with colton ' pickers are needed such machinery as Irac- lors lo plow and pull; combines lo harvesl soybeans, and cultivators to till the soil. .These needs will be ascertained In R survey to be made immediately In the county, which will he forwarded to the government wlir board where allocation for male- rials Is made after studying needs throughout Ihc coiuilry. in this county, there is some of this machinery already licrc, including two mechanical collon pickers owned by R. C. Bryan anil Harold Ohlendorf of Osccola. bul more are needed, the members present agreed. A. S. Spellings of West Ridge, a member of the county war board, was the principal speaker In the Informal discussion presided over by C.' P. TninpkiiiK of liurdelle, president. HI 1-8 Gen Electric ..: ......... . ^s 1-2 Gen Motors .............. 55 Monlgomcry Ward ........ 47 N Y Central , ............ 177-8 Fill Harvester North Am AVInMon HcpuWlc SlOCl Radio Hocony Vacuum Studcbaker Standard of N J ... Texas Corp Packard U S Steel 70 3-1 12 1-8 '17 3-4 111-2 13 1-2 12 7-8 55 3-3 51 1-2 4 3-4 55 3-4 July Srp. Chicago Wheat open high low close nr.rl. 1441! 145 I44',4 144T4 145« 14491 145 K 144 V, 145 145U Chicago Rye July . Sep. . 98 oiien htah low close pr rl. 06 ',4 08 95% 08-)i First Unlled Stales president to son, elected from Tennessee In 1875. . Webb is one otj JT Jl rn V/U1LIXI UKil.1^1 U| CO I VIC; lit LU . i in '<" i 1 bccoms a senator was Andrew John- the gn'ls replacing bellhops who) Uoyc gone to,, war. Waitress Reports Beating , At Hands Of Females In Fi'eakish Togs ; ' Hy Unilcd Press Female Mot-suiters — • knowii' 115 Pachuco Glrls-Miavc taken up the battle cry of male peg-pant hoodlums In the Los,Angeles, zoot.suit war. And a 22-year-old' waitress, who was slashed and beaten,, is the latest ,vlctim. Belly . Morgan told police.-, three girls wearing knee-length coats had pounced on her as she'left her home, beaten- her and ciit her face with A razor. Previously police had, arrested another woman who cursed deputy sheriffs as they Questioned a group of zoot-suilcrs. She-' was. carrying n pair of'brass knuckles: • Another sang 'of Pachucos have losscd gasoline flares Into a theater. .•'•:' Y- ' Meanwhile,' the. zoot-suit 'raids have sprung up in the, East. In Philadelphia, two members of Gene Krupa's band were beaten up by sailors . who • 'apparently, mistook, them for; baggy -pants: ruffians. The boys from'the-band said they were wearing ' bow ties ,. but : : not a.xit, suits. •''''.; V ' V",Yv '[ ' And In Baltimore, an J ixtra. de- lalt of police are'patrolliug the Negro section for members • of the /"Brimstone Gaiig" who,(aver the^ ,ple hat and the stuff 'cuff. Three i.of the gang.ha\e been fonvicted on charges of disorderly conduct The "Brimstone Gang" has been confining its atttcks to other Negroes —not service me'n. * ] In \\Vashington, Secretary of State Hull sajs the ( State Depart- ment'has received no formal protest from Mexico oh the toot tsult war In; which many Mexican youths are said to be taking part ^

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