The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 22, 1937 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 22, 1937
Page 5
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TIltttlSUAV, APRIL 22, 193V .BLYTIIMIU-E (AUK.)' COUItlER NtiWS WOE C tccled, fust lank as a compromise between the Hussifin und Tlie small German and Italian tanks used ill Spain arc already recognized as being too small und generally imsnited for surmounting serious obstacles. Twenty years ago the battle of Pasichemlaele showed the tolly of ] using tanks In sin offensive under swamp-like conditions, and yet this was exactly what some milts of Franco's army encountered in the Fifth Madrid Oll'cnslvc. llccomcs Liability In Mml Gen. Kmlllo Mala, hi charge of the drive on Madrid from the northeast, learned n bitter lesson at Guadalajara when his defeated Italian legions showed that modern mechanized or motorized units arc not only unsuccessful but a downright handicap In muddy ground, " The nationalists blame the mud "fighting is" rated today by military j which immobilized their tanks, observers as tin- fust great lesson I artillery anil ..trucks as tlie orig- ol the Spanish civil war. iual cause of tlie disorganization They Have Limitations, However, aiul Infantry Is Still Army's Backbone* Ky BATES IIAINHY United Press Stuff Correspondent The cms hi n if superiority of trained over untrained troops, and the value of combining tanks with alrplancs.ln olfensive operations in precent-dFiy mixed trench and opsn Iliu Giiiidaliijani disaster m>d lhe| loss of almost every inch of ground ; tliey liad taken In the course of a' week-long oltenslvc. Mired in the mud us they were, tlic Italians were ready objects tor the loyalist comitcv-oJIensive which came on March lli and gave the government its greatest victory of the war to date. 'i'hc loyalist us? of atrplnnss in offensive combat, In that rcnink'r- ollensive, .showed, as the Ethiopian campaign lind done previously, Just how formidable are aircraft— especially the loyalists' new "Hying machine gun nrsts" mounting six guns—as ollensivc weapons in combination wltli tin nttacklni; fleet of tanks. more Tanks have proved far .successful in the war in Spain than they ever did iu the World War on the Western yronl, and yet their limitations have been more sharply defined than ever. Military observers note tliat the armies of G.'n. Francisco Franco, Spanish insurgent lenclur, composed mostly of highly trained 111311, swept everything before them to the veiy gales of Madrid until the Spanish loyalist government hastily organized its bands of foreign, trained volunteers into its now fa- iiiaus International Brigades. From ' the day thos? brigades reached th3 Madrid front 1113 war has been virtually stalemated. Tactics Shifted By Franco Franco changed his tactics im' mediately. Hi! • depended less on his trained infantry and more-on mechanized warfare. In "cutting" Ilia Valencia highway, ' south of Madrid, for the first thus, he used 200 tanks in a single- operation— more than ,ev2r used iu any 0112 engagement in the world War so far as military observers can ascertain. Gen. Jose Miaja also changed Ilk tactics to meet changing situations. Tiie 7 loyalist comma tider-in- cbief developed the ne\v tactics of usins stal\uary tanks instead of artillery at key points of defense, especially at bridge-heads—notably at the Argamla bridge south of Madrid during tile sanguinary Jarama river valley battles—and to break up attacks. Tanks were \:setl by both sides in counter attacks hut most military experts are agreed now that the war in Spain proves that tank: cannot be used independently ol infantry which i.s still "mop up" bcMnd them and hole ground gained by a mass attack of tanks. Heavy Tanks Best Tiife) Alftijiiil fightm? has .prrtved ••; military) observers say. thai Mia 'Ja's thickly armored Russian-type — of the Italian units which led to \ Drs. Wert & Wcrt OrTOMETKISTS Over Joe Isaacs' Store "WE MAKE' 'F.M SEE" Phone 540 STOP! READ EVERY WORD ABOUT IT! to-Move Our leose expires May 15th and we are forced lo move our $8,000 stock of merchandise due to tlie uncertainty of our being able to renew this lease. That is the situation back oi this gigantic clearance of good, useful merchandise. We can't make money selling at these prices, but we MUST dispose of the merchandise quickly. Below we quote only a few of our smashing array of money-saving specials. •-,. ..... , Salesladies Wanted 1)()OKS Ol'UN 1'UOMITLY AT 8 A. M. KIUDAY - - - TO THE KIKST 25 GUSTOMKKS PHI 1)AY illOUNING WE WILL (J1VK ABSOLUTELY VKKK SURI'UISK liOXEH CONTAINING DKSIHAIH.K MERCHANDISE VALUED UI' TO 2!>c - - - COME EAKLY AND CKT YOURS. Don't Miss These Values HANES Shorts aro famous loo — because they're not made-for mHgels! You can put the holliest hips into HftNES, and have space to sparo-lo sit, sloop, or walk without pulling or bindingl And look at IhD legs on HAKES. They reach far enough bolow the croich so they can't crawl upl Genuino lastex in th<j bolt. Colors (aal. Pull on a HANES Shirt. Watch how it grips under the' amipHs . . . stretches'coolly and'finnly across your chest. 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Only While 2-1 Sets LiisU Only $]_ 98 Each TOILET TISSUE 1000 sheet rolls. Fine silky tissue, uinr lOo seller. 6 Rolls for 27c ALARM CLOCKS Guaranteed clocks. Assorted colors sl?.cs. ' Only89cea. 1L_: Speaking; oif Mild folks have bought/2 million^ cases of Our Family's WMskey! J us! a week ago Friday they took this, picture, when the creek was all swoll up and some early dogwood was out and the gully looking prettier than anything. It shows you the little parly we put on as a kinci of special thiiigcelebratingthe2raillionth case of our Family's Whiskey. If you study real close, you can makcout the 2,000,000 stamped right onto the case. Everybody was sure surprised at seeing how much of The Wilken Family Whiskey we'd turned out, and allTc-; , marked liovv it just went to prove you'folksmusl be find- - ing it's got-the mildness and real extra : tastincss you've been, hunting ..around after. Well I told everybody, those * 2 million cases was just a v drop in the bucket compared to the number,of cases the Wilken Family has put out, if you take Grandpa Wilken and Pa Wilken into account. [•ringed, 2'/, .vartl length and full width. KiiL'h Water Pails ill. capacity. Triple l)luc eiiiiincl. 50e ivaltio. Only, while 50 last. 27c d'nldfish'. Minnows for Fishing Pnrnose.s Electric Light Bulbs . Inside F tiUccd. Only Each 25 - <iO - SO - 60 Wall Hulls. Inside Frosted, Tcsled and GuantiUccd. ANKLETS Children's, Misses', I.idios'. >. Koltti colors, .stripes, and fancies. Values from 15 to 25c. TALCUM POWDER ' 13-02. Cans. each 8c KAZOIt HLADKS— Sinylc and D')ti!)lc Ktlgc. I'kg ....................... FUKNITURE'Oir., 32-0/. UolUc .... Salad Bowls Highly clccuralcil, 9'/i inch size. 25c value IJiir SHAVING SOAP-,Colgate;; Heguliir Sir.c Bar CHICK FEEDERS 25c Viilue .'., 1937, Tho With«n FAmlly. Inc., AladdTn.1 V. t^ccutlvo otCecil N.Y.C, f t!.. 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