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•TWO Challenge To Jap Mainland Coming Closer U. 3. Fleet Moves lo Within 350 Mile« of Mikado Empire lo Shell and Raid Ryukyu Islands : U. 8; Pacific Fleet Headquarter*. Guam, March . 3 (&) — duns ; of American wnrshipa thundered their closest challenge yet to Japan's homeland Thursday night after carrier pianns had again raided the Ryukyu Lslands. • . The ail-night bombardment battered little Oklnu Dalto, an Island only 350 milts south of the Nippon . mainland. ;. ; : Carrier pUn« hit the Ryukyu (Nansel Shoto) chain by daylight preceding the .bombardment and Fl<*>t Adm Chester W. NUniu' com- munique ^ijrj they destroyed or damaged . 55 enemy ships and 91 aircraft.' ; 700 Miles From Iwo Okinb Dailo lies some 'J10 milfis «aat of the Rj'uJcyus and about 700 miles west of two Jlma. which O. 9. Marines are slowly taking over In bloody fighting. ' NlriiiiB' communique did not name the surface or carrier force commanders. It was presumed thai both foreM were from Adm, Ray- SUNDAY TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MO, SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 1945 p ii^a.^^- .—. U |, „ „ I,, imnnmmmi—m^i^mmi*!** Russian Hopes For Twin Blast On Berlin Soar Anticipate Early Joining With American, . nncl 1 British Troops; Nazi Prisoners Hopeless Smoke Clouds Blanket Merseiiich heavy Mn haavy fire. Men are Sinatra's Case mond A. Spnifmce's Fifth Fleet, which hits been operating in Japanese wtitcrs in cuunectJoji with the Iwo invasion. The communique said the bom-i-w-T • rn bardment, started large fires In the? I 11 ff I f\ target area of Oklno Dftilo. • V^ 1JXI. .1 U Planes. of the carrier force struck at airfields, barrack.s. warehouse. 1 !, ; radio stations, .miles and lumberyards. Ju the Okinawa group of six Islands jin the center ol the Ryuk- yus.- ''•••' Okinawa Raided rtepcntedty Owicawa, largest Island of the Byvkyus, .has been attRcked re- peiueclly since Hie first carrier raid last Oct. 9. The cnalti ww raided • gain by carrier Jan. 2-3. Jan. 8 and Jan. 21.- Uind-based Army I United States First Army on their way to .front lines. Jersey Draft! ^ r a f tees May No t Help Patrol Reich »« I To Determine Whether Crooner Is Entitled to "Health, Safety of Nation" Classification Washington, March 1 (&) —The Army and Navy Journal said today that the American, troops garrisoning the • United States-controlled portion of defeated Germany may be regular enlisted volunteers Instead of draftees. ... • .The Journal said that "thought j is being given" to this idea, but did not, specify what agencies were considering it. The three provinces of Baden, Nlmlfz out Jersey City. N. J., March 3. WV— I WurUenberg and Bavaria, with a JL.C. Col. Paul B. 'Sthwehm, t-xfcu-icorridor to Bremen, assigned for » rpn abnnst rtniivlit ol ^ cer , of lhc New Jerse - v selcc-.'American control, have an area of area almost dallyjttve Service administration, said.44,324 square miles, the unofficial ;today state headquarters would in-[service publication said. This com- ram|ve.nignte to determine whether! pares with about 12.000 square mites »r,-crooner Frank Sinatra was entitled occupied by American forces at the „-i'°_"! s new rira 't classification of a'end of World IVar 1. That much engaged in an acliv-j smaller area was garrisoned by ap- with tho , 3-A-F classiflcation is exactly the ,i,. rf««»«,.j <*« ^" ity in support, of the nationaljproxlmately 7,000 troops. ;ly destroyed were caught In the j health, safety or interest" - • —---'- h,i£ h *H rMll H l l. d .. the ™ } }* ted ™\ "ftor all immediate practical pur-' probably demolished or damaged rx*es, however,'' Schwehm said at W ™ ^ "£ ErOUnd ' ,,• H. - -jdraft headquarters In Triton "the Of the 5o enemy ships bombed " • - • •- »nd strafed 13 were sunk and 13 others probably sunk. Okinawa, about 60 miles long and two to 18 miles wide, Is an importune military and nlr base between Japan .and Formosa, The Okinawa group has a dozen communities of more than 5.000 population. The largest Naha, on the southwest const of Okinawa, has n population of 63,000. living in flimsy homes. In "Essential" Issue Investigation will not be concerned with the military examiners', rejection of Sinatra for military service because of a punctured, ear• '. drum, 1 ' ' board's in 2 instead Schwehm "said that, if state headquarters deemed after investigation that the local board's classification was not correct ,and If negotiations with the board failed to : ; satlsfy -__-. MlllC on tract End , By EDDY G1LMORE .':..- • Moscow, March 3 (A') —Announcement from the western front that the Siegfried Line no longer exists as a defense zone sent Russian hopes soaring today—hopes that the Americans, British and Canadians would sooti join in a double assault on Berlin with the Red Army. There wns genera! agreement among -the Russian people that the western offensive was a fulfillment of military agreements made at Yalta. ;- . • "Ic just goes to show," said a young factory superintendent, "what can happen when our three leaders get together. They should do it often and. if the rest of the Russian people think like I do, they will get together often." Appreciating: Allied Raids : ; The Russians also are beginning to show greater appreciation for the Allied aerial blows behind the German lines on the eastern front now I that they understand the British Ol'ltlSll I rOO~nS lnml Americans do not plan to sub. *- rv *l- ro istHute an air offensive for a land O | « (offensive. The fraternizing among SllpplleSK"" 1 ™^ ?]«*" ,»?•! MUKlon Mo On StruckDock eru Front When Rejtu- (coast. _ _ " t *ni I fliers who have landed in the Soviet [Union has done much to cement friendly relations., v ';;.,.,.. On the Red Army front, Interest is currently focused on Pomeranla. Fnt- W»=i iwhere operations have been shifted i ui r» est-! westAiVard for n c i canup O j £h e B n ]ti c lar Workers Continue Their Walkout 'Suribaclii Sue' i One prisoner captured by Marines on Iwo Jima received special treatment and that was "Surlbachi Sue," the small kitten sleaping here on the chest of Cpl. Edward Burckhardt of Yonkers, N. Y., who seems to be enjoying it. Joe Rosenthal, Associated Press photographer with the wartime still picture pool, made this picture. (AP Wirephoto.) . . Action Flares Over 8th Army Front In Italy London, March 3 f/pj — With the flow of war supplies to the western i There is a good reason to anticl- ^ . _-, [pate that tiie Soviets soon will con-j Upposmg * orces Almost Within Conversational Distance of Each Other trol the coast from Danzig westward to the eastern bank of the Oder river. It is fairly clear now that Marshal Gregory K. Zhukov's widened base on his front east, of front threatened by a strike of 7,000 Berlin was held unsuitable for the dock workers and stevedores, the bis . °y ei ;- aU »'l ans ft > r operations War Office sent British soldiers to the Port of London today lo load contingent-bound vessels. Simultaneously, the strike spread to cold storage depots «t Smithfield and Blackfriars and on the riverside, a development which may affect the ngiiinst the Reich and. hence, the current push to the Baltic was ordered. . - . . •. Zhukov Recognized INIeiiace Zhukov evidently felt that he needed more space to the north or felt that thousands of the Volks- stnrm (home guard) led by seasoned nation's ment supply. j German officers on hU northern The Scottish regional branch of;flank were too great a menace. the Ministry of Fuel and Power in Edinburgh, meanwhile, announced that 1.014 firemen and shotfirers had failed to appear for work at mines in Scotland today, resulting i in loss of 21,000 tons of coal. 150 Troops Loading Supplies American War (Continued from Page i) MacArthur In three, straight days. _ „. _ 4a ., and tne 10th and llth since Feb. 21.(headquarters, the routine procedure n-v. ,._. . . wou , d be Jor headquarters to appeal to a draft appeal hoard in the same The new landings were made by elements of th» Amerlcal division, veterans of th« Solomons campaign, from Lt, Gen. Robert Eichelberger's Eighth Army. Other elements of this same division landed last week on little Capul island between Luron and Samar to help open a short shipping route through the Philip- ines' to Manila. One of Blygeit Airfield* Taken Today's communique reported capture of one of the biggest airfields on Luzon Island, at Iba along west coast Midway between the western arm of Ungayen gulf smd force him into a war Job T11M Mrt t\t 71 a t» AVI *-*A*t 1 nmln T»l. *. 1 * From Now On Washington, March 3—(>P)—Soft coal miners and operators, sharply disputing each other's figures, wound up open hearings on a new contract fashion that a. registrant can ap- today and arranged to argue further peal. Be Affected By B1U Any appeal, Schwehm said, goes to the appeal board which has jurisdiction where the registrant Is employed. .••••..: In the absence of work-or-flght legislation. Schwehm said, a 2-A-F classification afTects a registrant the In private. Eight representatives of John L,. Lewis's United Mine Workers and eight from the operators were picked to carry on the fight from here. They begin negotiations Monday. Say Operators Are Wronj Today's brief hearings were taken same as 4-F, because a 4-F regls-! u P lfl rgely with the argument by trant's lack of a classification as a neces-isry worker would not now the tip of Batnan peninsula. Thei former American afrbase, which Is; on Zambales province, and the town' T of Ibn were seized by troops of," the u. 3. 38t.h divislo'n. Eighteen! damaged Japanese planes were cap-' tured, Along the south arm of Manila •bay, the nth airborne division took man the town of Ternate, 18 miles southwest of Cavite. The rarely mentioned Japanese nirforce sent.four bombers against .Ungaycn, scene of the Luzon land- Ings IR.U Jan. 9. The communique *«Id (he raiders cs-,:aed "some dnm- nge and casualties" and thnt nntl- Ircrft gunners bagged one bomber. Two bthnr enemy planes attacked Tncloban airdrome held. Leyte. ii -~t n lldl] DlCS 111 Baltimore Thomas Kennedy, UMW secretary- trensnrer. that .the operators are 80 per cent wrong In figuring the cost of union demands at MOO.000,000 a (year. . , Kennedy said the operators were proved 65 prr cent off In a similar situation in 1S41. The operators, through Chnrles tied by Monday. There were rumors along the waterfront tonight that the strikers might be joined by lightermen who operate barges. : Committeemen and dock officers of the Transport Workers' Union decided today to advise the strikers to return to work on the promise of an immediate Investigation by officials in London. .-.-.• It was announced that some of the soldiers assigned to handle cargoes ordinarily were engaged in "operational duties" at the docks and were stevedores before they entered the arrr.y. One union official said he was confident there would be a resumption of work by the strikers by Tuesday. former parole com -I Lewis' demands at 65 cents. He ad- Not Union Sanctioned The strike, which was not sanctioned by the union, began three days ago at the Royal Albert docks as a protest against suspension of some workers accused of absentee- Ism, and It spread throughout the waterfront. ,° f th ° d(xi thilt - nn American- o . , - . - -•-•-« ~- *.••" UI.VA umL muy itiK as iuu 01 i Baltimore city park board, died to-Us a Hawaiian dancer's skirt" day after an Illness of several' months. .-. Boyd. who had a career of., more than 50 years in law and Republican .politics- .in . Baltimore, was known as the "father of the municipal stadium." because it was during his service on the park board that the Baltimore staulum was i built. ' " ,: of fringes hideouts In Batangas bay, southern Luzon. Formwsi Again Raided Heavy bombers from the Philippines which have been daily attacking war plants on Formosa dropped 1TO teas in a new raid. The targets included the .Nippon Aluminum Comany. Low-flying fighters went after storage tanks anct railway . yitrcls;. They also raided^ the nearby ' Island.?, leaving barracks flve small cargo ve-sseh In Formosa strnlc and a sixth in the Sakishlma Islands. in (lames. Patrol planes jank n.. 1837 and servpd position for two years. Fringe demands are those .outside basic wage increases. The UMW has come up tills year with a proposal thnt (he operators pay 10 cents a ton royalty-into the union treasury as a "rainy clny" fund for men who dig the co.il, in addition to such things as shift differentials, more vacation money- nnd compsny-pro- vlded equipment. : . The current two-year contract expires March 31. Lewis hns served ; technical notice of a possible strike Boyd wns a native'of Baltimore !' f a contract, is not negotiated.- and attendee) Baltimore City Colleare' — wl 'h? lu f H ' >pkln ' s "Diversity. HeiDulmiPkv Defends Lewis cook his law decree ac the Unlvcr- ' «-«-TTI=> sity of Maryland. He was admitted to the Baltimore] iliritv bar In 1Rfl» I I DcniaiK? For Coal Royalty county bar Jn 1888. He. began;.hi* political career ns an elector-at-lnrpre at the conve.hr Ballimare. March 3—W>—John L. Lewis's demand for a miner's royalty of 10 cent,s a ton on all coal tlon that nominated President Wll- mined was defended today by David liam McKItiley and continued native ;Dublnsky, who said the United Mine In politics, attending several natlcm- Workers leader was "doing the same al Repxiblinnn conventions Doyd Is survived by hi* widow, the former Miss Hnllle A. Smith of New Hartford.. nanfc a 2.000 ton freighter and left a 1.000 ton .ihjp in a -sinking condition. Thy encountered four enemy planes, shooting down three and thing we did a long time ago. Dubnvky. international president of the International. Ladles' Garment Workers Union, spoke at the Boyd, Jr; ___________ ....... Funeral services will be held Mon-'j benefit ^health plan."'"' $100,000 employe any and Interment will be in Druid [ Ridge r*mcte'ry. probnbly bnjglnjr the other. On Dutch Borneo, which Is man- L aced with possible invasion by i Hrvijiing Coiliims On American .seizure of Palnwan Island.; Tr,,i,«i-,i i p 1 .liolalrrrd FiirnHtirr . inwrntor* .spilled 197 tons of bombs! among three airdromes, leaving umwablc: Other bombers; tll Washington, March 3 — The ---... ..^ _, ,,,, i..?n.kf 11, , \^» *ii;| tJUHIUViai.— F/1 • " -" v-/ »*«*. •tMarkp<l two more airdromes nixti , cc '.° r Prlce Administration to' .«.hlp,v:iros nnd drvdocks at ami-! J ' Hnnmlnccd u Is • preparing a .j revision of price ceilings nn uphols- . 'tcred furniture '.when covered with fabric (unslflhcd by the retailer. | "I do not believe Lewis is trying to be a labor c/ar from the fact that the TLGWU has had a similar plan in effect for the past eight years." Dubmsky declared. •'• "The only difference b that Lewis is going about it in the wrong He is demanding 10 r>er cent whereas r the garment workers' demand wn.? only B three per rent contribution 'of the total payroll of the garment Industry by the employers." (Continued from Page r) 'lD4-j,/'tiiiE not Ixfii .iiicrp.ssfnlly ad- minlMem)" becaute it allowed price* to': rise while wage rates remained frozen. "Why must the workers of the nation be made to bear the brunt of supporting '.he entire anti-inflation prpgroni?" the AFL members a.iked. The labor representatives mode these observations on the length of the :war: "It now appears that the Euro- PCBII war will imd in the jrummfr of 1945 (except lor «uej«-llla fl(?ht- and that the war with Japan should be over some time before the fall of 104S. This mean*. -that 1947 would be the -fine postwar yimr. " They DroDOMrl thai present wage romrob nlve way to collective bnr- niilnlnt! (in tfajs nftor : victory In Wlropr. : The revision Is designed to Iron ; , v , out some of the difficulties encoan- W<>l)i;i!l tered by retailers under the celling " IJI "" order Issued in January, Until the revision Is put Into ef- - fect the present price orrirr will stand. Stale of War Exisls In Baltimore Hotel Soviet recontiR.is.sanee has reveaJed that tiie Germans have built on intricate series of entrenched and protected artillery positions from Stettin on the Baltic to a mountain range southeast of Dresden. Troops have been poured into this line from BY LYNN HEINZERLING Rome, March 3 (fP}— Sharp fighting has flared tip along the Senio river on the Eighth Army front at the eastern end of the Italian battle line, where opposing forces are almost within conversational distance of each, other on opposite sides of a high dike, the Allied command announced today. But on the remainder of the Italian front only routine patrol activity disturbed the calm. 1 German Troops Under Firo ' South of Bologna Fifth Army batteries placed German troops, vehicles and gun positions under fire and farther west there was some enemy fire directed against Allied even,- sector of Germany and from forward positions west of Monte the Italian front. Keeping watch along the rivers protecting Berlin are storm troopers, the pick of the Nazi paratroopers and thousands of Volkssturm and even large numbers of policemen from Germany's larger cities. ; German Prisoners JlopeJess Gestapo Chief Heinrlch Himmler Is in full control with' his agents strategically placed throughout, the front lines. . • - ; Recently captured prisoners who heard Propaganda Minister Joseph fRumicl. A Fifth Army battery reported ,a direct hit on a German dugout. • .: • • •- • • . The close fighting along the Senio wns costly to both sides. In the daytime anyone lifting his head above the dike on either side becomes a target. Often German voices can be heard from the other side. There is a good deal of action with hand grenades and packets of explosives which can be rolled down the German side of the wall. Mussolini Visited Front iictLi u a uun.KU.iLu.ti AMjaiuaiti. uuccLm A ^i« •- * M.I *~t Goebbels- speech this week ^^\ r ± A ^^^^^^^ told the Russians that it wus ai plain case of "whistling in the dark" I *f n ™g. B . >"^« °™ so far n-s most German soldiers were concerned. • . : The captives, many of them officers, said Germany generally realizes the jig is up and now is a question of how far the Nazis will go in sacrificing the lives of the German people. .• However, there still is not a sign of the Germans quitting. Nazi proaganda and the Prussian military spirit still is driving them, it appears. An official of the National Dock |]\T.-,»-! line ibor rnrnnrnUnn onirf thot +1,0 iM.cU lit OS Labor Corporation said that the causes of the strike and the strikers' grievances seemed to be changing constantly. He said the most re- the progress of Ersklne's Third cent, reason for the strike appeared to be wages and conditions of employment, although he said he had obtained nothing specific regarding such complaints. Laboratory Test Made Death Items Washington, March 3 OP) — Federal Bureau of Investigation laboratories were examining today an andiron and hacksaw submitted by Montgomery county, Maryland, authorities in connection with the slaying of Mrs. Pearl Corens -whose head was found in Fairfax county,' Virginia, Tuesday. .: ; Henry H. Corens, the victim's husband, hns been charged with the murder. :• . • v Harold C. Smith. Rockville, Md., attorney, announced he had been retained to represent Corens. County 1 authorities nlsp reported Dr. Richard M. Rosenberg, 1 deputy coroner for the District of Columbia, had^been called into 'i he case In effort -to obtain more evidence. i (Continued from Page i) on the right flank for six days but threatens to seal off the hard-fighting enemy group before the Fourth. The southern airfield on Iwo, captured by the Marines on the second day of the invasion and since put Into use for artillery spotter planes, now Is boing- used by larger transport to evacuate their wounded. As the Japanese were crowded Into a narrowing area, which is well protected by pillboxes and blockhouses, their resistance mounted and the Marines yesterday had to be content largely with straightening their lines. " • ' Artillery Backs Limited Advance . Artillery and cnrrler-based planes supported the limited advances. . Carrier planes also made a rocket attack on Chichi Jlma and Haha Jlma In the Donin islands, north of Iwo, sinking one enemy vessel. . Other air attacks were reported against Wake and enemy-held Islands in the Palau and Marshall groups. . .,-.•' The gains Saturday were on a considerably smaller scale than those of Friday when Ersklne's Third sent n ,700 yard wedge north which extended to within 600 yards of the cliff's edge on the northeast coast. , - ........ rank or badges, recently visited the front quoted him as saying the troops would "receive all the weapons necessary to your task of throwing the enemy out of our country." Stricter Bans Put Restaurants Chicago, March 3 (ff)—Effective Monday restaurants will operate under a stricter Interpretation of the federal midnight curfew, William H. Spencer, regional chairman of the War Manpower Commission, announced. . - - . . Those restaurants which before Feb. 26 were open until 1 a. m., 2 n. m.. or 3 a. m., or any other hour earlier than 8 a. m., must close. They cannot halt floor shows and sale of liquor, then remain open as an eating establishment. The only restaurants which may remain open are those which, before Feb. 26, remained open 24 hours a day and those customarily open from 12:01 a. m. to 8 a. m.; Spencer snid food serving establishments customarily opening for business between 5 a. m., and 8 a. m., may continue to open at their usual hour for the purpose of sen-ing food, providing no entertainment Is furnished and no alcoholic beverages are sold, served or consumed on the premises until 8 a. m. .: ; Twenty American Republics For Alliance To Keep Peace Between Finns ami IVa/is Hekinkl, March 3 f/P)—-The Finnish government declared formally tonight that R «tnte of w«r exlsti between Finland and Germany. MncAFlTHUR TO TALK New York/March 3 MV-NBC an- Bftlttmorc. March 3 UP)—A woman Idnntmed as Mrs. Mac Dean Prick. 42, Baltimore, wns found shot to . ; rienth . today in a bathroom on the • -'-"- floor of the Belvedere hotel, i police reported. . ,,. 8I Lieut. Fred Ford of the Central day Pollen District .said the body, .with n. .38 caliber pistoi lying beside U, wns found by Hie woman's husband, [Frprlorlck M. W. Frlck and a bellboy MEXICO CITY, March! 3 Twenty American republics ngrr-ed today to form a historic alliance to keep the peace of tills continent. Unanimous piussnsje of the Act of Chflpuiteriec. which guarantees frontiers ftnd Independence during t,ho war end provides for a lasting treaty afterwards, climaxed the. effort* of the inter-American conference, now heading towards a close. The firm unity established by the republics in their mutual pledge paved the way for a statement on !'•• T •. k< lilt T» flj I Ul II aUllltTflllllb It 11 'Argentina, which may come Mon- who had : cntcrcd the room with n -Indication.-;' are Ihnt.: It will be poratcd In the act ns official interpretation. Connally said that the Act of Chapultopcc . Is new "Monroe Doctrine"'backed by all the Americas lijiteftcl of just the United State.O- It stnto? specifically thnt "the security and solidarity of the continent are atfectcd to the snme extent by an act of n«greMsion," against an American state'by a non-American country H.S by one within the hemisphere. However, the provisions for using force to quell disputes in this hemisphere arc to be geared to the World Security Organization. Precise definition of how much power the regional system will have remains to made 'without. any hentcd (icbato. he Uken up at r.he United Nations rhe -statement to expected to .lookj meeting at San Francisco. towarila return of Argentina to" the strong American .system .now pcr- after receiving no answer i fectfd, but leavn action In that rti- on the room tclrphone. • rcctlon to Aires. Sunday botwrrn 3 .16 nnd "astern wnr tlmr h>1Sl)nnd ' The act Is carefully worded so as to meet the countries' constitutional requirements, especially those of the United Broken German ••'"• (Continued from Page j) .. the U. S. First and Third armies, the Germans are desperately holding protective arcs around tiie Wesei- Duisberg and Cologune-Bonn areas. These are but barriers covering the withdrawal over the remaining bridges across the Rhine. Along the rims of these arcs, the Germans are fighting stubbornly and in orgniit£«cl manner, but elsewhere they are folding up before the Allied attacks or retreating sometimes In disorder. ' :, West Rhinelanil Useless to Hun The whole Rhinoland west of the river already Is rendered ttsoless to the Germans a.s n war potential, for it is virtunlly"cut In two. most of its communications •: are wrecked and under fire of Allied artillery which Is fllso/lobblnu shells across the Rhine inlo the even more vital Ruhr valley. . : The Germans: still west of the Rhine already are under Allied artillery fire or within range. Routes to the Rhine bridges are cratored and encumbered with material wrecked by shelij-.ij and bomb- Ing. Reconnaissance pilots reported sn absence of rail traffic on the eastern bank of ihc Khlno due to cuts in the railways. > A new mr-nare facing the Allies as they advance on the Ruhr Is thai, the region hns perhaps the world's ?-ent«t ronnentrnltlon of antl-alr- craft (funs. Mnny of these arc dual purpose nnd can be turned on troops. Military authorities say the Ninth [Army's thrcc-rtny news blackout of the Semite foreign re- on Tt lakes effect Immediately, bnscdlservcc! Us purpose, that the Geri the PreAlrtcril's war/powers torrmns aarentl <vcro re New Board Of Governors For Univ. Named Replaces West ^ 7 irgmia - Group Which Tried to Dismiss President West : ; Virginia Institution '. Charleston, W. Va., March 3' The West Virginia University board of governors which attempted to dismiss President Charles E. Lawall was disbanded tonight. . A new set of members, "free to take over affairs of the university and do whatever they deem is best for It" was chosen by Governor Clarence W. Meadows who disclosed he would send Ihe names to the state senate next week. None of the new members has ever served on the board. In his housecleaning the Governor spoke in complimentary terms of the individual members of the retiring board whose Lawall ouster order started a hurly burly which eventually .landed In the courts. •-••••• . . . Dismissal Ordered Friday Tiie dismissal order was issued last June 19 after former Governor M. M. Neely told the then newly- revamped board that the university needed another administration. Lawull never left office, remaining there under an Injunction ord«r of the Kanawha county court. The" university's new governing body will be': Raymond E.Salvati, Democrat, of Huntington, vice president and general manager of the 'Island Creek Coal Company, member-at-lnrge and chairman succeeding P. Roy Yoke of Pnrkersburg, Internal revenue collector. A. C. Spurr, Republican, of Fairmont, president of the Monongahela West Penn Public Service Company and State War Finance chairman, member for the First congressional district succeeding Mrs. Virginia Brennan of Wheeling. Mrs. George Hill, Democrat, of Camden-on-Gauley, the former Jane Seabright of Wheeling, for many years prominent in university affairs, for the Second district succeeding John H. Hoffman of Morgantown. ...... Alumni Head Xnmed William G. Thompson, Republican, of Montgomery, law partner of Senate president Arnold Vlckers, for- 'mer president of the Alumni Association and former Rotary Governor, for the Third district succeeding Fred B. Deem, Clarksburg attorney. ' • . • Dr. Thomas L. Harris, Democrat, of Parkersmirg, president of the West Virginia State Medical Association, for the Fourth district succeeding Fred F. 'Mclntosh, Jr., of Spencer. . . • • . " E. G. Otey, Democrat, of Blue- Meld, president of the First National •Pnnk of Bluefield and former president uf the State Bankers Association, for the Fifth district succeeding Miss Elizabeth Lancelle Agee of Welch. Since Miss" Agee already had been confirmed by the Senate, she will complete her term which expires May 31 and Otey will assume office June 1. ; 1C Douglas Bowers, Republican, Beckley," attorney, and one of the athletic stars of the university's heydey In the 20's succeeding T. C. Townscnd, Charleston, attorney. Meadows' statement said that "all replacements come as' a voluntary action on the part of the present members of the board and in no wise reflects on their character Integrity or ability." 100,000 Huns To Be Brought To U.S. Washington, March 3 (JFh- The War department said today an additional 100,000 German prisoners will be transferred to the United States. .This will bring the total of Nazi.-, now In camps in this count!-y to more tlmn 400,000. The purpose Is two-fold, the Army said: to case the burden ot guarding the prisoners In Europe and to help the aculc labor shortage In the Unitcd'Statcs. A previous announcement had placed the total of German prisoners in the United States on February 1 at 305,867. In a recent labor use survey by the nine army service commands and other agencies, farmers. Indicated that it would bo difficult, to plant and harvest their crops this season without additional prisoner of wnr help. Prisoners are being used in Increasing numbers by the Army and Nnyy to work not directly connected with the war effort. The prisoners, tn accordance with War Department policy, will be employed only on essential work for which no civilian labor Is available based ori : certificates Issued by the War Mnnpowr-r Commission, or Ihe War Food Administration, Williams Not To Quit Fight For RE A Post Flings Defiant "Hell, lsv> To Thole Who Su gges i. cd Withdrawal; Rejection Indicated (Copyright; .1945, By: The ,,„:-, ., i ,,„, Washington, Marches t/P) — An brey Williams living a defiant "iie'j no" today to those who nave bei'ii suggesting that he ask presMpia Roosevelt to withdraw his uoniina tion to be Rural Electrification \d rnmlstrator. - • : ,, . His emphatic refusal to pun out, came In the face of a Senate poll i,,. dicating rejection of the apooim ment. , ; -»~'" "I Intend to carry 'this Heir through, win or' lose," Williams 4 id in an interview. "Besides there h quite a list of senators who haven't been heard from.". .:•... . Truman Admires Stand "I admire your stand very much and I agree with you. -When you get into a fight, stay in It. I think you are far from beaten." An Associated Press canvass : of senators showed that, among th'os willing to state their position theie are 42 opposition votes to 31 faw- ing the former head o£ the Nation-,! Youth Administration. Nevertheless, William* said «« felt "very much encouraged," ai'ri added: "Irrespective of the outcome t want the record to show how tha senators vote on the issues Involv" ed in tills fight." He-isaid senators voting agai'mi hmi would find themselves in "the unhappy position" of voting a»ain>v "putting a man in. charge o"f (he REA. who has shown sympathy with its work x x x a man who believes that opportunity should be enul'.- ably enjoyed in America?' •';. In the senate head-counting •>•> senators, Including 11 Democrats'- and as many Republicans,' either declined to say how they would vote or could not be reached. Williams lost a potential supporting vote/ when Senator Moses (D-ND> dieci today. ••.,--. • . ... . ' • Chances Considered Slender • Because no more than 83 'votes' are expected to be cast,' Williams' • chances of picking up winning sun- port from among senators who nre uncommitted were regarded as slender, even by administration lieuu-r- ants. • . Even before Williams stated hi' own position, Senator Ellender CD-La), who has been leading the fight for the appointment, told »e- porters that the 54-year-old Ne»Dealer would not ask the Presides to withdraw his name. A test vote may come next wtc'f The Associated Press poll show it 28 Democrats supporting Wi!!lri>m, with only two Republicans and Senator LaFollette of Wisconsin, the lone Progressive, publicly on ins side. In the opposition weri 16 Demo- : crats and 26 Republicans. The lineup follows: Democrats for — Barkley, Chavez, Downey, Ellentier, Green, Guffey, Hatch. Hayden, Hill. Hoey, Johnson (Colo) Kligore Lucas, Magnuson Maybank, McMah'on. Mead, Mitchell, Murdock, Jiurrac, Nyers, O"Mnhoney, Pepper, Tnvler, Thomas (Okla), Thoma* (Utah'. Wagner, Wheeler — (28). ' Republicans for _ Aiken, Morse — (2). Progressive for — LaFollette (1). Democrats against — Bailey. Bankhead, Bilbo, Byrd, Chandler, Connally, Eastl'and George, Gerry, McCarran, McClrl- lan, McKellar, OT>anlel, Over.on, Russell, Stewart (16). Republicans against '— : Bridges, Burton, BushfieW, Bvi:- ler, Capehart, Capper, Cordon. Ferguson, Gurney, Hawkes Hicir -.- looper, Johnson .(Calif), MiUkin, Moore, Reed, Revercomb, Robertson, Shlpstead, Smith, Taft, Thomas (Idaho), Vandenberg, Wherry, White, Willis, Wilson JM). Best of Jap Army Is in Manchuria Will Be Met There By American Forces, General Stilwell Says Cleveland, March 3. (VP>— The be.«t of the Japanese Army will be met In Manchuria, predicts Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell, U. S. Army ground forces commander, who says two- thirds of Nippon's warriors arc In China now. The former commander of American and Chinese troops in China and Burma made the predictions last night In a question period following his address to the Clevelmid Ordnance Association here. - : Stilwell was . asked if It will be necessary to defeat Japan in China. He replied: "Two-thirds of the Japanese Army is in China right now- It Is as strong as It was when t'.-.c war started." ""'•-.-•'. Asked if the Japs-have used their best troops In China, he answered: "The Jap divisions there are heavy in numbers — 23,000 to 'a division Instead of the usual 12,000. The best of the Japanese army will be met in Manchuria." The veteran officer parried > query concerning his withdrawal from Chin* by saying "I don't spenfc English." ' In his speech, the .General declared that when the American soldier gets back home, he li poin? to wonder about a lot of thiiw?, especially why everybody coiiW not have borne an equal shar« of the loud. t Single German Plane Flies Over London Arm London, Sunday, March single German. plane flew over the London «ir«a early today. An at' raid alert sound«4 and an. explosion '•was heard. Later the ali-clcaf was Riven. . It wa« the fir«t attack by an enemy plant on London i" nearly a year. . : .. Spring Thaw CConiiriaed from P*gt i) lb« ri«hl (tank, of (he Russia* cerridgr U.the Obvr from Ton- rrnnla, j . . Tha looks like the final preparation for full scale rosuml 1 ' lion of the ndvnnci: on Berlin fro* the Orlcr-Nels.«« pe*ttlorw»,

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