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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 11 Blythevlllo Dully News Blythcvtlle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley lender BLYYTIIEVILLK, ARKANSAS, TUKSDAY, Al'Ull, 6, liUO FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Hospital Holocaust Claims Lives of 50 Funds to Combat Communism Get Committee Okay Appropriations Bill Sent to House for Debate During Week B> William f. Arbojast WASHINGTON, April 5.— (AP) — ProKi'sims to comba communism abroad atut sub vursivt»s at Home got strong financial support today I'ron the House Appropriation Committee. ^ In an omnibus §747,21(5,102 money bill sent to the House for debate late this week, the committee recommended $2,900,000 more for the State Department's "Voice of America" and $8,805,1-11 more for the FBI than the agencies got this year. Tlie Voice of America broadcasts are the mainstay of the State Department program to acquaint the world—including areas behind the Soviet iron curtain—with the facts aiboilt America. The FBI is in the midst of an ex panded program to track down subversives throughout the nation. The House bill providing funds for both those programs finances the State. Justice and Commerce departments and the Federal Ju- diciaiy for the year starting next July 1. Its total includes $684.616,102 in cash and $62,600.000 in contract authority for which future appropriations may be required. Tills Is a cut a £f $55,406.354 In cash and $5,400.000 * \£l contract authority from what Preskient Truman requested. Allocations by Agencies These are the allotments by agencies: Commerce Department: $259.927.605 cash and $58,800,000 contract au ihority _gra nl ed; $301.013 .SOO^c ash requested. State Department: $271,405.656 cash and $2500.000 contract authority CTarited: $285,313,756 cash asked. Justice Department: $132,579,141 cash arid $900,000 contract authority granted; $132.402,000 cash and $1,000,000 contract authority requested. Federal JuSiciary: $20703.700 cash p-anted; $21,234,200 cash asked. Except for the State Department, more cash and contract authority 7,-AS recommended for all the agencies than they received for the present fiscal year. Slate Department Cut Tlie State Department was cut $11,538,434 in cash and $24.500,000 tn contract authority from the current year's figure. The Justice Department received $14523.441 more cash and $900,000 mor"! contract authority; commerce $80,115,105 more cash and $9,458.551 more contract authority, and the judiciary $1.351,600 more cash. For the Voice of America, the committee allotcd . $34,000.000 In for next year. This is $2.000.000 less than the President requested. (F-The committee said it had no intention of indicating "disapproval of the purposes and objectives of the program" but felt "too rapid an expansion of it would lead to waste and inefficiency." The House group approved funds to stiengthen the staffs of the secretary and the undersecretary of state in line with a recommendation of the Hoover commission on government reorgaization. Wiiile it okayed the full budget request for $99,663,558 to foot the United States' share or the bill for operation of international organizations, the committee said that "' •far too many instances the percentage which this country is called u]X>n to contribute Is excessive." Of all Justice Department divisions, the FBI was given the largest budget increase. New York Cotton NEW YORK, April 5—1:30 p.m. quotation: Open High Low Last War. (19501 . 2830 2053 2326 2833 May 3234 3236 3230 3234 July . 3143 3145 3136 3145 Oct 2374 2876 2867 2872 Dec 2849 2850 2841 2849 Stage Where Peace Pact Was Signed . i Shown here is the stage in the Interdepartmental Auditorium in Washington where the historic North Allaiuic security pact was signed yesterday by representatives of 12 Western powers seeking to halt, the Alliance of 12 Nations Ready for Senate Okay IIv John M. ll.fthluu'cr WASHINGTON. April 5. <AI')--I'resiik'iiL Truman is oxpecleil to send the North Atlantic lrot.lv to llie Suualc before llie end of lliis week with mi appeal for speedy approval. This is one of three major slops whirli officials forecast. today for carrying oul the pact lhal the ('resident acclait.uul ast night as "a milestone in history." The treaty was signed by 1^ Western nations in a solemn, i'asl-nuiving ceremony yesterday afternoon. * Mow .soon lue Semite might. iu't is erlnliu tlic Issue la conliovi'rs- iincl oilier innjor legislation Is Ytny; for uUenUcm. The oilier two .steps in pro-spcfl implement the trenly lue those: 1. Com pi t i t 1cm uf an Amn lean urins aiil program, rosliiiK i-tost 1 to $'^.000,000,000. 'i. Discussions ;iintnin (he- U I realy powers no orKiuiUiition ot u cniiiu'il ami u ilofen.sr tommittrL'. Thci- assignment would lie to unify (lie (Irffnse of Nit; lion-co in • niuntst western world under the now alliance. The nvins ij.'ogmm probably will provide between S' ,250,000.000 in id Sl.500,000.000 for American help !n rearming Uic European members of the alliance. Tlie balance of Ihc funds would go to aid other tum- rommuni.sl countries auuli as Greece, Ministers in Close Huddle Interest is Keen In City Elections Voters in Blythcvillo To Select a Mayor And Five Aldermen ve of Communists toward domination of the world. The signing took ace at the long table in front of the stage. The foreign ministers were ated in tlie front semi-circle of chairs v;ith the ambassadors behind em. President Truman and each of the foreign ministers spoke from rostrum at center.— (AP Wirephoto). riple A Seeks )ata on Acreage 9-County Conference To Be Held This Week in Jonesboro Plans for obtaining crop acreage ata. for^ fill fflrrns.Jn. >fississippi Joiinij'* afe to be" J outiined and discussed at a district meeting of Triple-A Committcemen and county office personnel at Jonesboro, Thursday and Friday. Mosquito Control ProgramExpands New Spray to Be Used By State Health Unit Crews in Blytheville Triple-A representatives and personnel from nine counties will attend. These include: County Chairman A. C. Spellings, vice-chairman H. C. Knappcnberger, and Secretary Ruffin Newsom, Ralph R. Monroe, county director, and Ira D. Stoffle from Mississippi County office. Triple-A leaders have pointed out that because of the possibility of marketing controls on several crops n the next few years, it is import- int that crop acreage information be obtained for all farms in the county. It has been said that allotments probably will tic based on the Individual farm history, and acreage Plans released today by the malaria control division of the State Health Department, tentatively Include a mosquito control program for Ulytheville. The larvaciding program planned for Blytheville will he augmented by a fly control program using a new spray. ch!oro<lane. W. O. Stinnett, county supervisor for the malaria control division, said today that the health department had allocated equipment and supervision for the Blyllicville project, and that the city would furnish part of the cost, labor, and part of the material as they did last year. Mr. Stinnett said that seven spray crews are at work in the county on the DDT spray project, and that 800 buildings had been sprayed, but that damp weather had slowed the project somewhat. He indicated that at lenst nine crews would be spraying soon. previously devoted to the various A!1 >"°squito breeding places In crops. Allottments have not been ditches, ponds and standing water in effect on cotton or wheat since i are to be treate d w' th ine ncw 1942, and complete crop records' mist-type spray, hnve not been kept since that time Mr - Stinnett said that larvacid- Informatioil to be obtained for ln S Program was planned for Blythe farms in Mississippi County "^vlllc. sinri mosquitoes ,irc cas- will include acreage on all crops lcsl to control in the larva stage, from 1941 and 1945 through 1948 bllt that the cosl of oiling all water and planned acreage for 1949. i'" rural arras macie this process too The following counties are to be expensive for rural areas, represented: Randolph, Lawrence,! Kc indicated that the larvnciding Turkey and Trim. The actual enforcement of the pact depends on its being ratified by the seven -nations which originally drafted It. That. In turn, depends mainly upon Its approval by two-thirds of the U.S. Senate be- cnusc without Senate consent the President cannot formally declare this nation's full adherence to the allies. In addition to the United Stales, the other nations which must ratify the pact are Ilritnin. Cnn;uln, Prance, the Netherlands. Belgium and Luxembourg. The other five which signed the pact here yesterday were Norway. Denmark, Iceland. Portugal and T.UOy. Ceremony Lasts Two Hours The signing ceremony was held in the government's Departmental Auditorium before un audience composed largely of diplomats, members of Congress and top BOV- See ALMAIfCi: on rage 11 Red Cross Gets Nearly $9,000 Blytheville Workers . Turn in $5,581, and Rural Workers, $3,392 Clay. Greene, Cralghead, Poinsett, Cross and Critlendcn. here would start when It seemed to be needed. Nash Follows Pattern For Auto Manufacturers And Announces Price Cut DETROIT. April 5. (iT, — The downward movement in car prices continues. Effective last midnight, Nasli- Kelvinalor Corp, announced a reduction of $20 to $120 on Its two eriCo of cars. The announcement, came on the leels of a similar cut by Ford. In -he four weeks previously Kaiser- Frazer, Willys-Overland and General Motors had cut prices. Greater availability of materials, increased production volume, reductions in materials casts and uninterrupted production were given as the reasons for the Nash re- duct'ons. Ford of Canada today also announced price reductions ranging from S30 to $114 on passenger cars and from $16 to $42 on lighter trucks. feather . Arkansas forecast: Clearing this .iternoon. Fair tonight and Wednesday. A little cooler tonight. Warmer Wednesday. Missouri forecast: Fair tonight, a little warmer north portion; Wednesday fair south, partly cloudy north nnd warmer; low tonight 40-45; high Wednesday 60's north to "id's south. Minimum this morning—40. Maximum yesterdny—59. Sunset loday—6:24. Sunrise lomorrow—5:40. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m today—none. Total since Jan. 1—21.44. Mean temperature 'midway between high and low)—48.5. Normal mean lor April—61. Officers Fire On Post Office Theft Suspects FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.. April 5. i— The postoffice and two stores at Rudy. Ark., were burglarized ear- y today and a report was received here that there had been some shootinc between oflicers and men jelieved responsible for the break- "iw. Cy Carney of Fayetteville, owner of a general merchandise store at Rudy, said his store and the Neal Grocciy Store, in which the post office is housed, had been entered. CiXiney said his son, Cy, Jr., had reported by telephone from Rudy that officers had cornered some suspects and that there had beci: sonic shooting. Senate Committee Votes To Keep U.S. Engineer Organization in Army WASHINGTON, April 5. W The Senate Expenditures Committee has rejected by one vote a proposal to exempt the Army Engineers from a bill giving President Truman broad powers to reorganize the government. The amendment was offered by Senator McGlellan (D-Ark). The vole was 5-4. A commis.'' in headed by former President H . p er, created by Congress to r' -mmcnd improvements In the exc.. .Hive set-up, has pro posed shifting civil functions of the engineers to the Interior Department, New York Stocks (1:30 P. SI. Quotations) Am. T and T H6 Am. Tobacco 673- Anaconda 307- Bcth Steel 31 I Chrysler 51 7-8 John Deere 3-11-2! Gen. Elec 37 3-8 j Gen. Motors 58 3-4 | Int. Harvester 24 1-8 ' Mont. Ward' 557-8 Lockheed 217-8 National Distilleries 19 J. C. Penney 461-2 Radio 12 5-8 Republic Stl 233-4 Socony-Vacuum 161-4 Std. Oil N. J 68 1-4 Sears, Roebuck 373-4 Texas Co. 533-8 U. S. Steel '.... 73 1-8 Southern Pacific 43 1-2 Total collections for the 19-19 fund campaign being conducted by the Chicknsawba District Chapter of the American Red Cross nearcd S9.000 today, with a total of $6,914.0'! reported at noon. According lo Jack Finley Robinson, fund campaign chairman, the city of Blytheville hns raised $5.581.12 and outlying districts hnvc contributed $3.392.95 and eight communities and city sections have reached or exceeded Iheir tjuotus. The eighth ciuuia to be reached or exceeded was that of the Negro solicitation group In Blylhevlllc. Chairman Will Moss today turned In an additional $209.75. bringing the total Negro contributions In Blytheville to §622, or an excess of Itnobt 25 per cent over the S500 quota set. Willie James assisted Will Moss ns co-chairman of the drive. The Half Moon community, under the direction of Mrs. J-l. C. Buck, nade n partial report today, the irst of the campaign, showing a to- al of 552 contributed, nnd Hocky ed by Norman Bailey turned in $86. All other new contributions were be applied toward the total so- icilation in Ulytheville. They included 557.75 from the urea from ^irst to Second Street, solicited by ^. L. Wade and Harold Thompson; $24 from the Industrial section, col- ccted by Harmon Carlton nnd W. F. McDanlels: and S10 from Ward Three, collected by Mrs. Wade Jeffries, and $2 from Ward One. col- ccted by Mrs. Earl Buckley. Negro solicitors and amounts collected are: Maggie Lee Ix)vc, $42; Lois James. $30: Jessie Klmbrough, $27; Beatrice Va.ssar. S22; Geneva Erwin, Willie Ann Lofton, nnd Amanda Johnson. $16 each: Susie" Carter. $20,50; Will Moss. S15; Irene Gardner. $14; Ophelia Wntkins. $13; Frances Howard. S12: Viola Hall, Sll; and Annie B. Hunt, $2. Special gifts were made by the West End Baptist Church, First Negro Baptist Church, and St. Paul Baptist 1:ce fr ' rcc Church of $5 each. Eleul'ir.s in riUe.s nnd towns over Ai'kan:>:u \\vnl to llie polls lodnj ty scl'^'i thoh mmik'tpul officials Hnd In illylhevill^ where Doyle llon- c'erson. (ornier holder of county atu city nfdrrs. is sec-kins election as n.ayor H suerecd 1C. R. Jackson, tlu vote was heavier than usual. The Interest In the mayor's race wns greater than usunl and will ron'esl.i for nidcrmnn in three of the ciiy'u four wards. It was expected that the turnout befnrc the polls oljse at 6:3') p.m .today would i>c fnlrl> henvy. lly niiou today 7M vtilcrs hull been tn the polls In Ulvllu-vlllo. In Wiiril I. '^S(i votes hml been rnsl; 270 In Wan! 11; Hid In \Vnnl 111, and 3K In Ward IV. Elections also were under way In Dell, Manila. Lcnehvlllc. Luxoni Jclncr and Kclser where Incorporated lowns were picking their lull slatcs of officers lo serve during the next two years, except In Manila whfrc the tenure will he for oiie year only. Mnniln rcccnlly wns advanced to a city of Ihc second class nnd such cities hold their elections on tho oven-numbered / years. CY,ccolu, a city of the second class, Is not holding nn election. It probably will vote as, a city of the first class next ycnr where elections are conducted nn- r.ually hut only hnlf of the city of- ficlnls :>ic elected encli year. T(J Have Ncw Aldermen Blythi ville Is certain to have three i.ew aldermen ns a result of to- c'ay's billoting. In the ncw Fourth Ward J. Wilson Henry and Leslie Moore arc seeking aldcrmnnlc posls with two lo be selecled and only Ihe iwo mui In the race. One will serve a two-yi-ar term nnd the other will scr only one year in order that in future elections one member will tc elected each year for a two- jear tctin. In the Second Ward Walter C. Cfites .ind J. W. Adams ami seeking the aldermnnic post to be vacated by John C. McHaney, who did not ask re-election. In tne First Ward Jlmmlc Sanders is opposing Raleigh Sylvester, who is seeking re-clccllon; nnd in Ihc Thud Ward Jennings Bailey Is r.r.eklng the office held by l-ouis O. Mash, t.ic Incumbent. Mr. Nash was pppnlntcrl to fill the unexplrcd term uf Farmer England, deceased, and n candidate for re-election. Three foreign ministers here for Mondny'n sinning of the Atlantic security pact slann close together ns they converse at the State Dcpnrt- mcnt. Left to right: 'Joseph Dcch of Lnxemborii. Hobcrt Schumnn ol France and Ernest Devln of Grcnt Britain. They met in a reception room as Schumnn and Dcvin left a meeting with Secretary of State Dean Acheson nnd Uech wailed to see Acheson.—AP Wlrepholo). Heroic Efforts Go for Naught As Volunteers Try to Save Lives (FUlltor's Note: The following eyewitness account of the tragic hospital fire wtis given to Ihc Associated Prr.ss by W. R. Cranticll, 30, an employe ol the Civil Aeronautics Administration). By IV. R. Cranncll EFTINGHAM, 111., April 5. </Pj—H wtu about midnight, and my wife, Mclba, and I were asleep in our bedroom directly across the street from llie hospital. The fire sirens loundlng the general alarm woke my wife up. The first I recall coming out of my sleep wns my wife shouting: 4;'Oh, iny God, look." A f A A if ^ 1 When I looked out llie window C of C Committee Inspects Schools Forum is Planned April 21 to Discuss Improvement Projects Members of llie Chamber of Commerce committee on education, hearted by the committee clinlrmnn, O.scar Fcndlcr, and advisory members, Max D. Reid, president of the Blytheville'School Board, nnd W. B. Nicholson, superintendent of lilytlievlllc Schools, yesterday visited three of the 10 units Included in Ulylhcvillc's 3t.-bool System, studying building and equipment needs. The check-np of these needs was made In connection with building projects now underway, and In advance of a proposed meeting with representative of Joncsboro's boarr of education, which recently obtained national recognition for "Helping Themselves to Better Schools." In tlie only other Blytheville race this y?ar Samuc' P. Norrls Is without njiwsllton for re-elrction as ttcnsurcr. -The newly elected officials (till take their oaths of office rext v?ek. lu nriny cities the elections were frrmali' irs. Mayors were nominated ~ t Dcmoci rilic primaries and were hung elected without opposition. Five-Way Hacc In .Inncsboru In other cities, some of which do not hoM prilnaJles. there were real cnUc.sls. Some cities al.sn balloted on other matters in addition to clecll'<n of officials. / In Hot Springs, for example, six E.amiid;:tc'S were offering themselves to surnced Mayor Earl Rlcka. wiio did n.j! seek re-election after being named statr adjutant general. Also in Hot Springs, one woman and 30 ie-1 Including n Negro, were candidates for eight positions as aldermen Theic were five candidates for mayrr ol Jotirsboro. where Roy Pc- r.tx di.i not srek re-election. Bcstne.s electing n new mayor and throe aldermen. Paragould residents v.-rre v>ting on proposed annexation if inor, 1 ter/ttoiy and proposed installation of parking meters. El Dorado was voting on a pro- I/>sed ,mnexation, and PaycUcvlllc on a proposal to create a pension and retirement system for its po- Gromyko to Attend Acheson Reception NEW YORK. April 5. (;Fj—Russia's Andrei A Gromyko accepted today ar. invitation to a reception honoring Secretary of Slate Dean Acheron. The 12 foreign ministers \vlio signed the North Atlantic pact In Washington yr-.sterday also will attend the party for Acheson tonight st the Waldorf-Astoria, Giomykn and all chiefs of delegations attending the United Nations assembly opening at 2 p.m. (CST) were invited to the rvcoptlon by Wnrrcn R. Austin, chief U.S. delegate. ucinni-ent mayors were unop- f.osed i'- l.ittie flock. Pine Bluff nnd Firl Snith, Nortii Little Rock. SlullRart. LI Dorarl''. Fayeltovlllc and Conway will liivr new mayors, but Dcmocrailr: nominees were without oppost- l.on. At li'-.tesville voters balloted on a pronrxcd annexation and only whether to Institute a municipal pr.rbanc disposa' system. Only one &'dcrmr.nic post was at stake. Soybeans Tit Go (o .lonoshorit The meeting with the Jonesboro representatives, an open forum li the Chamber of Commerce office April 21, is to be preceded by visit: to the Moticlte, Trutnann nn< Joncslx>ro Schools, nil of which ari said to have worked out snccessfu plans for improving their cdiicu tlonal facilities. , These visits are to be made by [i special committee headed by Mr. Fendlcr. Hermon Carlton nnd James Terry, both members of the Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, will serve with Mr. Pcndlcr on tho school visitation committee. Mr. Fendlcr outlined plans and proposals before the education committee and educational leaders of niylhcvllle to the group, following a luncheon In the High School Cafeteria, and Mr. Reid reviewed the present school set-up here, pointed out that Initiated Act No. 1, passed last November, had brought new schools into the Blylhsvllle district sufficient to Increase the system to 16 units. Three llulldingi Inspected It was pointed out that work is underway on building projects, with the foundation for the annex at Ijflngc under construction, and contracts awarded for the ncw Negro High School. In the visitation ot the three buildings located near the high school, It was pointed out thai although the Junior High School and Central Schools needed modernization and new floors and other alterations, the buildings had hac Improvements lately that caused them to be termed as better buildings for school purix>scs than the senior high school building. Light- Ing has been Improved by Pastel walls, a lounge (or students and teachers added In the connecting hall between central and Junior High, and toilet facilities Improved at Junior High by pulling them in the same building with the class flames were shooting from the up- cr portion of the building und rom tho front entrance. Tho flamcj lostly were on the west aide. But moke was pouring from cvery- vhcrc. I grabbed my clothes and dashed icros.s the street in nbout an ,sec- •nds. When I got there a city fire ruck and a few firemen had ar- Ived. Fltunrs Everywhere Two fellows were placing lad- ters up to windows on the cast id. 1 run around to the side by the Sisters' home. Two svumcn were seated In windows nbout 12 feet off the ground I asked them to sit with heir li'gs hanging down and another fellow and myself were able •c gray their legs and case them to he ground. Arounr! In back of the hospital Lhrcc or four women were seated in windows nnd others were Jump- Ing out. tlinl time, flames were cvery- v/here nnd persons were beginning to Jump from third floor windows. I hollered to some of them "don't Jump. Then I ran to the Sisters' Lome to try nnd find some blankets lo Improvise life-nets. But wlicn I got back It was too late to help nnd the blankets were left on the ground. I actually saw three or lour Jump around me. If you ever heard n sickening sc.imd you should hear someone hi: the ground after a Uircc- fkoor fail. I ran home nnd told the telephone operator to cnll all ambulance nnd fire flihtlng equipment In tho area. It Is impossible to describe how .nst tnose flames spread. I don't know, !t Just seemed a great mass Lf flames. ! Babes Victims )f Midnight Fire In Illinois City Officials Fear Death Toll May Reach 60 As Ruins Yield Bodies By Turn Maitrioi anA Bill Tobln UFFINGHAM, III., April 5. (AP)—Jlorc thrni 50 persons, inuliKJir.K tiKht new-born in- • fiinta. were reported killed to- dny in a fire that raced SI. Anthony's Hos- pitnl. Hospital ofili'Uli laid the death lull may re.irh M or 60. The Red Cross natti 60 uf 108 patlenU were rrMuivil. ,\i Jcasl 1& bodies wer« removed—maul of them charred almost beyond recognition, Flames quickly enveloped the building at midnight mid deslroyod It, within HU hour, trapped patient* screamed In agony. Some, includ- IIIB expectant mothers, leaped from flame-framed windows. "II, wns horrible," sold on« eye- wllness. "nil those poor people in there shrieking (or help." The lire wns discovered shortly before midnight In a laundry chute. Eyewitnesses snld the 60-year old three and one-half story brick structure quickly bccnma a mass of flume. 1 !. "The fire burned so fast. It could not bo fought," said one rescuer. Many patients leaped from winnows. Sonic died In their flamlnf rooms as ruins and townspeople tried to save thorn. The bodle* of eight infant*, itlU In their flame-blackened 'metal crib* on the necond floor, wen UM Ant to be removed. Uncounted bodlei were strewn en upper Moors. There wer* about 30 patients on the third floor, a nursa snld, "and I don't believe any of • them got out." Effingham is a community of 1,008 In South Central.Illinois, 100 mile* northeast of St. Louis and 300 relic* (F.O.B. Chicago) Open High Low Close May Jlfl'l 220 217'i 219".-220 July .. 212',i 213 210*5 212-)i 213 rooms, rather than having rest rooms tn a separate building. Inspection of other schools Is planned/for the near future. Guardsmen Plan Parade, Open House Army Day will be observed here tomorrow by a twilight parade and open house held by Company M, 153rd Infantry. Blythcville's National Guard unit. The, parade, featuring men and vehicles of Company M nnd the Blytheville High School Band, will begin at 7:45 p.m. from the corner of Sixth nnd Main Streets. Tlie open house will be held In the Armory on South Second Street Immediately following the parade. * Including floats sponsored by business firms, the parade will move down Main Street to Second and then south to the Armory. A weapons display and combat film will be featured during the open house. A highlight of the display will be a miniature battle scene x constructed by Billy King. Constructed on a sand table, the scene depicts the crossing of the Volturo River. The display contains more than 200 miniatures of men and equipment. The film to be shown Is a documentary picture made by the War Department from scenes photographed by combat camera crews of Ihe United States, Great Britain and France. It shows all phases of operations In tins European theater from the Invasion of Prance on D-Day to the German surrender on V-E Day. southeast of Chicago. Hundreds of the ; city's rushed to the aid of the 100 or more patients In the 125-bcd hospital. But they were hampered by falllne bricks nnd rubble, and the danger of falling wallA. Inside, the Roman Catholic.nuha io were on duty braved trie flamei to lead some patients to safety. Some nuns died In the attempt, and others perished In their roorru, where they were asleep. Th» hospital Is operated by th« Sisters of the Order of St. Franclj. Tlie hospital chaplain, Father Siindon, died In the fire. His charred body was fount! In a room next to tho hospital chapel. Dr. Georte Wood, staff phyd- clan, rstlmitai the number ot dead at M or 58. I.t, Nebon Par* of (he Illinois Slate Police tald the loll Is from 50 to 60. Chief J. II. Green of Ihe Efflngham police said "there's Just no way of Iclllni." Only some walla still stood early today. Tlie Intense heat of th» smouldering ruins and the tangled debris slowed removal of the bodies. Karl Alt, 66, who lives across th« street from the hospital, said flames wero shooting out of the hospital's front entrance shortly after the nlnrm was sounded. He and a neighbor helped 12 to 15 persons to safety. Max Beldcrhorn, 66, a mnlo nurso, was badly burned In helping 12 patient* to safety down an elevator. He snld the sister who found the fire In a laundry chute got him out of bed. "The whole place was a whol* bath of flame," he said. Blederhorn said there were at letist eight new-born Infants In the nnrs'jry nnd "they died along wits the olster who stayed with them." Two expectant mothers «cap«d from Ihc delivery room. They ffaTC birth In nearby homes. They and Iheir babln were reported In good condition. The mothers are Mrs. Arnold Aderman, 24, who Jumped from a second floor window, and Mrs. Wcnston Sidner, of nearby St. Elmo, III. At least two nuns and a nurse, Ada Kaywood, were reported missing Shortly after dawn, firemen used a rope and tackle to haul small whltf.-blanketed bundles down ladders, passing them from hand to hand. The blankets covered the bodies of the 11 babes. Parents hoped to identify them from lettering OD beads around their tiny necks. The dead and injured wer« taken temporarly to the hospital's barn A woman Identified as Mrs. Docls Henderson died of bums there. Sister Anastasla, one of the mini on night duty, said the fire was discovered shortly after one nun smellsd smoke. Sha rdded: "I Immediately called tht hoiplte ' engineer, the fire department, the convent." She said she ran to the aid of patients, but "the whole hall wa» in flames." M»nr lamp U Safeir Buddy Meyws, 30, said h« hdp*d catch about a down patients wh« Jumped from first and second floor SM HOSFIXAIi FIBE am Fa«* U

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