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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 7, 1941
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHBAW A r>r,.^^ .. ™~T_ **» * •*-* " '" K^ VOLUME XXXV11—NO. 277. Blyiheville Daily News Blytheville Courier AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Blythcville Herald Mississippi Volley Lender BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, .1941. ENGHAZI SINGLE COPIES r FIVE CENTS Contends Arkansas Valley Authority Would Wipe Out Water Rights DENVER, Feb. 7. (UP)-Governors and water experts of 13 states today plan' a defense against the .congressional proposal for an Arkansas Valley Authority similar to the TVA. The ''war council on state's rights" was called by Colorado's Republican governor, Ralph L. Carr. who said the AVA plan had created "the greatest crisis in the history of western irrigation." Can- said he would seek the conference's approval of an alternative compromise to the AVA bill, which would guarantee protection to the water rights of the west in nny federal-controlled power development. Seven Governors Attend Representatives of 13 of the 17 western reclamation states were present as the, conference started, and Can- said,water experts from all 17 would be here before today ended. Governors of seven states were present. The meeting was held despite vigorous opposition of the state's junior United States 'senator, Edwin C. Johnson, former Democratic governor of Colorado. Johnson charged in Washington that Can- was acting'as a "front" for power interests, and that his only motive hi calling the meeting was to "get your (Carr's) name in headlines." Johnson also asked nine Democratic governors not to attend. The AVA plan was introduced in congress by the Arkansas Democratic delegation. It proposed an Arkansas Valley "power yardstick' 1 under a : ; three-man directorate which would take; over ..all. dams anch'-reservcirs' of the White, St. Francis. Arkansas and Red Rivers, in eight states involving 308,165 square miles. The states involved are Colorado. New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas and Missouri. Would Endanger Water Rights "The whole system of life within .these river basins is to be altered and changed to conform with a theory of government which nullifies - constitutional rights," Carr said. "This plan would wipe cut the water rights, lifeblood of the west, and would strip us' of liberty." The Colorado governor .branded us '"ridiculous and political" -a charge by Johnson that .his opposition to AVA was founded on "his friendship with the power trust." "I'm fighting to keep the federal government ( froni controlling 1 cur water and stripping us of our rights," he said. Governors here for the meeting! included: John Miles, New Mexi-j co; Payne Rattier. Kansas; Dwight Griswold, Nebraska; Charles; Spra-jue. Oregon; H. M. . May, Utah, and Nels H. Smith, Wyoming. Water officials and reclamation experts also came from Montana, Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada. North Dakota and Okla- 1 homa. Mid-Air Crash-Then A Miracle RITISH FORCES It couldn't happen-but it did! Two training planes of the Canadian Royal -Air Force crashed in air. interlocked and then were landed safely with no casualties. The planes were not damaged seriously __ and SQon willbe u sed again as trainers at the MacLeod. Alberta, training school-NEA- telephoio New York Cotton Arkansas Legislator Charges Governor Carr Taking Wrong Attitude LITTLE ROCK, Feb. 7. (UP)State Senator Clyde Byrd, who plans to introduce a state TVA bill during the current legislative session, today took exceptions to a statement of Governor Ralph Carr of Colorado in regard to .the proposed Arkansas Valley Authority bill now before congress. "Any persons familiar with benefits accrued from the TVA and then would oppose the AVA "is either not informed or is controlled by the power trusts," Byrd said. ,rf "If ^Governor Carr had suffered -flood as "we 1 ."in Italians Guard U. S. Embassy ROME, Feb. 1 (UP)— Hundreds of Italian troops were stationed around the United States embassy today as university students 'paraded streets,.demonstrating against democracies and "plutocracies." The troops around the embassy and the nearby United States Consulate Building' wore full war equipment. It was estimated that 500 soldiers hajl been ordered to reinforce the usual formal guard. The demonstrations protested the British aid bill now being debated by .congress in Washington. Will Bring Equipment For New Concrete Plant Raymond Sperr, R.' C. Parr and H- Noole Gill, officers and" directors of the Bassett Dunbrik Co., 'a new manufacturing concern to be located at Bassett, Ark., left today Expect 60 Employers Of Power Company From 20 Towns to Meet Here An annual cashier's meeting and training school for employe^ off.20 offices of the ArkansasrMlssottrt Power Corp. will be held at the Hotel Noble tomorrow. '' ' " The meeting will be devoted to study of local office accounting routine, new business and merchandise activities and methods of handling .customers' problems. " ' A banquet in the Blue Room and a party at the American Legion Hut will conclude the session Approximately 6C employes of tne pmpaiiy, are expected.'" to attend. Out of town employes . inciud;^' Ironton, Missouri District:', John S. Painter, Hazel Wilson','Iroriton; Florence Hansborough, Bismarck- Mildred Paulsell. Potosi; Irene Jen- for, Holland, Mich., to' complete i nings> Piedmont. Poplar Bluff", Mis- purchase of 'equipment and trans-i sourl Patriot: F. B. Hanks, O. G. act other business preparatory to the firm's opening. The new concern will manufacture concrete, products, specializing in the patented products, ,diin- brik, dunstone and duntile.. Mr. Sperr, Marked Tree and pell contractor; is • president and executive manager; Mr. Parr, Blytheville distributor for Phillips'.Petroleum Corp., Is socretary-treas- Brlstow, Poplar Bluff. Mammoth Soring, Arkansas District: G.. E. Paxton. Beatrice White, Mammoth Spring; Mildred Murphy, • Hardy. Walnut Ridge. Arkansas District; J. B. Sexton, Pauline Watkiris Willie Doyle,' Walnut Ridge; Mildred Holehan, Pocahontas; Lois Austin" Corning. Kennett, Missouri District: F. O/ Gardner."H. S. Wells, Nadine Tinkle, Mildred ; Glddings, Artis urer, and Mr. Gill, Dell business i Pamenter - Kennett; Pauline Hampton. Rector; Glenda King Poriageville; Jimmle Ellen Green. H. M, Deweese, Hayti; Lola Shoptaw, Rennie Edgerton, Caruthers- man, is .a .director. Incorporation papers filed at-Little Rock listed $2,000 capitalization. Papers were filed by Mr." Sperr, Mr. Parr and T. P. Martin. Dell planter. .Officers of the new firm said today they would also continue their former business connections. ville; Hilda Plumley, steele. Christmas Seal Sale Netted More Than $1000 Mar. May. July Oct. Dec. Jan. open high prev. low close close 1034 1033 1020 972 972 962 1033 IC32 1034 1035 1032 1033 1022 1018 1021 973 970 973 972 -969 970 984 962 964 1038 1031 1024 974 976 966 New Orleans Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Jan- prev. open high low close close 1038 1039 1038 1039 1042 1037 1040 1036 1038 1040 1026 1027 1024 1027 974 976 974 977 . 971 972 971 971 . 960 982 950 964 1029 980 976 962 Livestock ,.. 'Arkansas 'Bavejie "would have taken a different position than he has, not to mention the benefits reaped from dams and electricity from the water power. -"Arkansas - at one 'time had -fertile valleys as Colorado and Kansas have and these dams will be an aid in our drive to . reclaim spine of our submarginal lands-" Income Tax Collectors To Aid In Filing Returns Deputy internal revenue -collectors Fred Caudle and E. Dalton will visit Mississippi ; county cities and towns this month and in March to assist Federal income ' taxpayers in filing returns, Chief Collector Roy G. Paschal announced today. The county schedule includes: Leachville, Feb. 22— Caudle; Manila, Feb. 24— Caudle; Osceola. Mar. 3-8— Dalton, and Blytheville. Mar. 10-15— Dalton. Deputies are assigned each year to assist taxpayers in preparation of returns, which must be filed 1101 later than March 15. A Federal income tax return mast be filed by every single citizen or resident, of the United States (or married person not living with husband or wife), whose gross income is $800 or more, and by every married person whose gross 'income (including both husband and wife) is $2.000 or more. Every partnership or corporation also must file Federal income tax returns. All persons orlirms m this group must file returns, eventhough they may owe no tax. ---- , f .. -------- , Bculder Dam is 660 feet in width i 5 ~ 01 .' The Astor Cup is a 'yachtsman's at the bottom, 45 feet wide at its i r BI y tn £ v ille. $701.29; Dell, $65.25; hi-hisi award. top. and 1244 feet lon^ at its crest i Leachvtlle - $6 °- Manila. $32.61; --- - - — - -- - - JL_ _ i Burdette, $32; ArmoreJ, $28.05; rural schools, $63.03; Blytheville schools. $65.63; negro schools, $50. Stock Prices A. T. & T ....... . ......... 163 3-8 Am. Tobacco ............ 701-2 Anaconda Copper ........ 25 Bethlehem Steel 1 ......... 831-4 Chrysler .................. gg 1-4 Cities Service ............ 43-8 France To Control Own Fleet VICHY. Feb. 7 (UP) - Admiral iM-aucois Dnrlnn has determined to retain control of the French fleet regardless of nny change in cabinet personnel or policy and to refuse to surrender thu fleet or any French naval base either to Germany and Italy or to a rent Britain, it< was understood on reliable authority today. Dai-Ian. right hand mnn of Marshal IMnin, was expected at a conference with Pk-rre Laval In Paris today to discuss Peiuln's proposal for a cabinet reorganization and to receive counter proposals irom Laval for consideration Uie cabinet here tomorrow. by Bad Weather Fails To'Hah Bombing Of Nazi-Held Invasion Points LONDON. Feb. 7 (UP)—Heavily attacking German Invasion buses on the French coast, British planes last nlcht started brisk fires and rank barges"aopprently bein« held In readiness for an attempt to Invade the British tsles. the nlr ministry said today. A commnnioue .sold that uolrits "fctnrked Inclvded Fecnivm. Dlenoe, Boulogne, Calais, and Dunkirk, The were made despite bud weather. The raid on Boulogne, starting nt 7 p. m.. lasted two hours, said Ihe r.ommunloue. Bombs fell beside many basins, causing several large fires and.'... tremendous explosions. Dorks and port .work were the chief targets. • ;-' • -• '•• ' '•• " v '- ' -. Several pilots : reported many bombs burst in the dock areas and that fires were started. Rctarians Hear Talk On 'The. Housing Authority' | Jl._9^ m ^ s seals in Northern j A total of Sl.097.87 from the sale . Mississippi County was announced Jesse Taylor, local attorney and guest at the weekly luncheon meeting of the Rotary club at Hotel Noble Thursday, spoke to the civic organization on "Tne ' Housing Authority." campaign. Rodney L. Banister A. Cunningham, chair- extended high praise cooperation in the 1940 The response from this district He explained what the authority • "'.?*> ™° S H g , ratif >'^S' the chairmen i sakl an d they wish to thank all and contribu- Amendment To Exclude Russian Aid Defeated WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. rup)_ The. .house today defeated 185 to 94 an amendment to exclude .Soviet Russia from re-efving American aid under the British aid program ifter administration leaders warned that the proposed .action - would drive Russia into the axis orbit. Ic was Introduced by Representative George H. Tinkham, Republican, Massachusetts, who said. "Russia Is against civilization as we know it." WEATHER Arkansas—Fair, somewhat colder. Hard freeze tonight. Saturday, fair and continued cold. Blytheville —Fair, somewhat colder. Hard freeze tonight. Saturday fair and continued cold. Blytheville low temperature 18. Introduces Anti-Strike Bill Tells Committee U. S. Defense Has Not Suffered By Plane Sales WASHINGTON. Feb. 7. (UP)— Secretary of War Henry L. Sttm- soii assorted today that sale of United States airplanes to Great Britain 1ms helped -build up a British air force "which Ls now reasonably expected to successfully meet the crisis of this year" and has strengthened our own national defense. In a letter to the senate foreitrn relations committee—put in its record over the objections of opponents of the talll—Stlmson denied certain accounts of testimony he had given in an executive session. "The essential misrepresentation . . . Is that by the delivery of airplanes from this country to Great Britain our own defensive program has been Impaired find the safety of this country thereby Impaired," Mr. Stlmson said. "Such an 1m- pl.'catlon Is quite untrue," Earlier, Al Williams, aviation writer, testified that he had been "hlohly amused" ut Stimson's testimony that 'America Is "buying time In which to rearm" by aiding Britain. "That's what they hanged Mr, Chamberlain for." WHiama said. Williams said the United States air force did not have a single fighting- plane today that Is modern In any sense of the word—in fire power, armor or performance. He said the air corps ; still was using .30 caliber machine guns that are "just like''shooting peas 'nt n steel plate." r Williams' testified that enemy bombers could mid the Unltocl State'irbut that ah:. Invasion is impossible. •••••' "~" , He said he did not know wheth 1 Britain could succe.ssfully resist Dust And Sand Hamper English More Than Enemy LONDON, Feb. 7. (UP) 'British empire forces driving Those "Conscientiously" Opposed To Army Duty May Help Anyway WASHINGTON, Fob. 7 (UP) — President Roosevelt today Issued an order authorizing Selective Service Director Clarence A. Dykstra to prescribe "work of national importance" for conscientious objectors. f The order applies to citizens "conscientiously opposed to combatant and non-combatant service in the land or naval forces of the United States" and prescribes that their work .shall be under civil direction. ' Dykstra was given authority to make all assignments for such work. He shall determine the agencies, organizations or .individuals which will direct the work. Referendum Vote Will Be Cast Here Feb. 15 Mississippi .couatlana will vote in • a special. election ^ruary •i5$poii A brief special 'communique from British general headquarters announced: "Benghazi is now in our hands." The great Italian North African Army, smashed into broken remnants, with more than : 100,000 of Us officers and men prisoners, was fleeing In disorder toward Tripoli to Western Libya, near the Frsnch Tunisia frontier. All Cyrenatsa, 230,000 square miles, was effectively in •British hands. Britain had gained a great port and naval case, an air force-base from which to bomb Tripoli and Italy; Italian and German planes had been pushed back to a point where they could no longer bomb -Alexandria or' Sueii from North African bases. KAF Aids Attack Brief official dispatches told military authorities hers that Royal Air Force planes, bombing and nuichlnq gunning reads and vll- oges. strong- points, and the Royal sas' General .Assembly Jan. 28, as Arkansas voters go to ttic polls to o German invasion but that he was 1 determino If the referendum" certain Britain could hot Invade the continent and win the war. measure .shall DB. approved or rejected. Voting will be done at the usual polling places. The measure, sought by Gov. Homer Adkins and signed by the .state's chief executive a week ago after 'passage In the General Assembly, Is an act to "authorize the lssl *ancc of state refund- Its units steaming along che 'Joast hurling phells Into the ilee- •ng Italians, had aided the Army 3f the Nile .in .its last stage toward Benghazi. ' ' So milckiy had come the fall of Benghazi, that authorities here were astonished at >the news announcing it. , ;; "Our forces must have advanced nt a tremendous pace," a spokes- ma^ said. "Only Wednesday they were at Barce, GO miles away. But it hrtd been evident for the last two : days thai; '• the Italians had abandonee! their tactics ' of - putting ^bemselve^ in : fortified towns and •awaiting, capture,'. Instead they pfd^' f erred to -.retreat .arid live to fight another day. That started at Barce, There, we learn, our men collected groups of 500 and 1,000 Amateur Station Offers To Send Messages Free Do you want to send n message; ~ t to relatives nl Camp Robinson fn! ln & bonds for Ule purpose of CHH- Littlc Rock? Army Amateur Radio ln £ in nnd redeeming the highway Station W5GJ1 will take your obligations of the state, to amend r —- -' •'- -' • Section l of Act 11, approved Feb. 12, 1034, and for other purposes." Navy Board Accepts Louis Abner Walker One applicant, 17-year-old Louis Abner Walker of Route 3, Blythe- thc station or phoned to W5GJ.1 vllle. wns accepted here today by "'""" ' nn examining board of the U. S. Navy Recruiting Corp. who took who had been-'- left 1 behind.". '. '. . -' In all, the British Empire forces had advanced about 600 miles from ihelr bases in Egypt In GO ''days and had taken about 110,000 prisoners and five strongly fortified message, free of charge, and transmit it, by radio, according to David Curti.s, owner and operator of the Blytheville station. The station Is located at 2lst street' between Main and Clilcka- suwba. Curtis said today that messages—which must be\ of a noncommercial nature—could be taken al Phone 238. The War department has established .a nation-wide radio net- applications from more than work known as the Army Amateur dozen men at the courthouse. Radio System, with which to fa- Walker is the son of Mr. and would mean to Blytheville and L n] ' A"" what local people could expect! t ^ s from it. Junior Rotarian for the month of February is Norman Mosley. Seventy-five uer cent of the total raised will be keot in Mississippi County. The final report Is Suspect Sabotage In Crash Of Bomber Carrying Secret Devices LOVELOCK. Nev. t Feb. 7 tUPl—.ciais wouldn't confirm or deny, EAST ST. LOUIS, m.. Feb. 7.-(UP)—Ho^s: 9,000—8.500 salable. Top, 8.15 17C-230 Ibs., 8.00-3.10 140-160 Ibs., 7.10-7.65 Bulk sows, 6.75-7.35 Cattle: 850—800 salable- Steers. 8.25-10.00 Slaughter steers, 7.50-14.25 Butcher yearlings, 8.00-9.25 Slaughter heifers. 6.75-12-25 Beef cows, 6.00-7.00 Cutters and low cutters, 4.50-5.73 An army, board of inquiry seeks to saying they knew of no attempt to determine today why a flying fort- sabotage the flying fortress. ress, loaded with secret equipment. | Nevertheless, extraordinary pre- I crashed and exploded on ragged i cautions were taken Officers ring- l top mountain, killing its eight oc-j ed the seared wreckage and would not let spectators approach nearer than 100 yards. Undertakers went for the bodies and were not al- cupants. There was an unofficial suggestion of sabotage. The accident was the ninth fatal Chicago Wheat lowed to touch any of the wreck- one involving an army or navy age. plane since the first of the yeaf. '. Col. Fred C. Nelson commander The toll: 24 army fliers killed, 12 i of McClellan Field, said he did not navy fliers killed. It occurred yes- j want the wreckage touched until terday, on the same day a Can- 1 the board had thoroughly examined • adian air liner crashed near Arm- lit. Officers admitted that the uhne strong, Ont. killing 12. An army! carried the zealously . guarded Nor: flier was killed near New York *' den bomb sight and "other secret City, bringing the day's airplane equipment." accident toll to 21 lives. ! Army officials In Washington de- A civilian employe, at McClellan nied that there had been anv in Field, Sacramento. Cal., from which -crease in the rate of airplane a-A the four-motored bomber took off dents. There had been a crpntpr yesterday morning for Lowry Field, number, they said, because there Denver, reported that the wings were more army Open High Low Close May . 82 1-4 825-8 813-4 821-2'and ailerons of planes in repair mofe men flying Them h^wJTf jfept, . 7S5-8 771-4 761-4 .771-8 snops had been slashed, Army offl-ithe defense proSani. ' flvJna Coca-Cola ............... .98 7-8 General Electric ......... 33 3-8 General Motors ......... 44 Int'l Harvester 50 Mont. Ward 3? N. Y. Central u North Am. Aviation Packard Phillips Radio 15 3 I 37 1-8 I 4 3-8 Republic Steel 195-8 Eccony Vacuum 91-8 Studebaker 7 1-fc cilltate U. S. Army messages to Mrs. E. B. Walker. He will go to and from the many army training Jonesboro next week, to be sent to camps over the country. It tmn- Little Rock, from where lie will die:-, messages to and from cump go to the Naval Training Station without charge. The local station at Norfolk, Va. He will spend six is the control station for Arkansas' mcnths there before receiving a 1075-meter radiotelenhone. dav tenvr Supervision of tho system Is di- Walker's enlistment is for a perfectly in charge of the U. S. Army iod ending when he bccames 21 Signal Corps. Radio operators and years old. radio stations licensed by the Fed- Examining naval officers, whose :ral Radio Commission arc includ- headquarters for this district of -i in membership. Arkansas are at Jonesboro, were Expansion plans of the nation- j. L. Allen. Chief Turret Captain wide -setup include use of the ra-.aml I. S. Hughes, Chief Machinist's io system as a vital Home De- i Mate. fense communications unit, as well; ' as to train operators, who serve; Eng'fehmsn drink an annual to- .vithcut pay, at present. i tal of four* billion gallons of tea. Fateof 'Boy Who Stole An Apple' To Be Decided In Juvenile Court NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 7 (UP)— John Swanson, Jr., "the kid who *ust got himself in trouble," learns today In a JefTerson parish juvenile ^ourt whether lie can go back to his Wales Center, N. Y., home or whether he must return to jail for stealing an apple. "The apple boy," as he has become known, aupears before district Judge L. Robert Rivarde at Gretna today to state his case. Once before—on Dec. 20—he stood before Judge Rivarde wl£h two other youths. They all pleaded l. tu Of0N - J 347 -<M Strikes would be barred and RUilt5 ; to . cha fges of breaking and Texas Corp. 361-8; c i osed union shops wou!d b : entering m the daytime with in- U. S. Steel 63 1-4 May Sept. Chicago Corn Open High Low Close . 615-8 -62 -615-8 62 . 613-8^613-4 611-2 613r* ..._ shops would be . outlawed in any plant engaged j nt to steal i*^ »-k^it*-, i J«f^M~ — ...*«.i_ :£ /~» TTfl * ftlri T^Hpyy nad told him he probably would get )fT Hghter with a penitentiary sen- cer.ce than if he was sentenced 'n Juvenile court. Judge Rivarde accepted the plea, lave all three of them three-year terms at Angola state penitentiary. Nfemice and Abersold are still there, but ah executive pardon by Gov. Sam Jones could affect their release. Last Christmas. Swanson dropped a note to his family and said in navai defense work if Con- grass okays the drastic bill re- cen^y introduced in the House apple. Legal machinery in New York began to turn and the case came to light. From\h5s home town came-a copy Howard Archer, one of three state policemen stationed in Mississippi County with headquarters at Blytheville, has been detailed to Jonesboro. Archer has bsen with the -Statt - - . --» - ,-- -_ j_,_., ___,, 0 ._ ^.....»» „.„ v***^ w*« n« v« i*v.v\ «*»^- L t C H^v l~/w£Jcli vilivXlu S1HC6 ii/iii** • above, of vjeorgia. Chairman cution in this state. Swanson was sentence and state police brought! State Policemen Eddie B.David of the -House Naval Affairs .only 15, but he said he was 17 be- Swanson from an Angola wood- and Eugene Dickinson will remain Committee, .'cause his "friends of the road",cutting detail to the jail in Gretna. hero. ' : :. o1 ? ?,l em ! ce . , of Jc . r sey City, N. of the youth's birth record, showing he was only^JS years old. Attorney Jr., and Alfred Abersold of Louisville, Ky., were older than 17, mak- by Representative Carl Vinson, in S them liable to criminal prose- Geneial Eugene Stanley in Baton Rouge Immediately ' annulled the f a dozen sand storms. Thousands May ."Be Cut Off A Rome radio broadcast, picked up here .soon.after the fall of Benghazi was announced, noted fierce fighting south of Benghazi—a possible Indication that thousands of Italians had bfien cut off. By taking Benghazi, the British had tightened their grip on tne -ntire eastern Mediterranean aside i'rom gain ing-control of the entire province.of Cyrenaica. In Benghazi, they had a big, prosperous city, an excellent port and a good naval base, on which Mussolini had spent millions of dollars. '.••. •'.', - 1-urther, the capture of Benghazi .ncant that all the Italians holding cases in the interior of Cyrenaica had been completely isolated and that the entire province, totaling 230,000 square miles and with "a" j;cpulatiori of 250.000, was effectively in British hands. Italian troops were fleeing through Libya, part of Eritrea, part of northwestern Ethiopia, and parts of southern Ethiopia and Italian Somaliland before British -.mpire forces. In Eritrea alone, according to reports. Italy was preparing to make one last desperate stand. A grenadier mads prisoner on the Eritrean front told British intelligence -oi'rtcers that three .battalions of the grenadiers, the best troops in the Italian army, had been rushed from Addis Ababa to make a last ditch defense of Keren. To capture the town the Brit : ish muse storm a 6.COO foot plateau with little protection against Italian fire. The grenadier's story would mean that upwards of 3,000 picked men were awaiting the British. Their resistance- would be calcu 7 .ated here to be the last of "any serious extent in the part of the British forces to Asmara, the capital, and Massawa. the big port of Eritrea on the Red Sea. Officer Transferred

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