The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 3, 1944 · Page 1
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VOL. XLI-NO. 12 BlfTHEVILLE COURIER NiWS . TU3 DOMINANT NEWSPAPER 01' NORTHEAST ARSAN8A8 AND BCHJTIIEAS1' MISSOURI *^"^ ^^ , Blythevllle Courier Newi Hsrald IIMulppi vtltay Leader BLYTHEVLLLli, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, APJUL a, 194<| SINGLE COPIES'FIVE CENTS. RUSSIAN ARMIES SWARM INTO RUMANIA icsf Is Bombed By American Planes; RAF Blasts Tirpili LONDON, April IS (U.I'.)—Allied planes have struck liiU'd blows at both ends of Axis Europe. On tlic coast of Isoi'way, British planes have scored hits on the German battleship, the Tirpit};. And in the heart of central Europe, American fliers have bombed Budapest, capital of Nazi- occupied Hungary. • As for the American raid, it was the first lime that pur bomhtrs have dropped explosives on Budapest. Liberators and Flying Fortresses of .the Fifteenth Air Force! flew up irom Italy _ to bomb enemy objectives at the ancient and beautiful city on tho wide Danube river. It was Die second big attack by the 15lh Air Force In just two days Yesterday, tlie heavyweights from Italy opened their bomb bay doors over enemy war plants at Steyr in Austria. Today, the targets at Budapest were railway yards and one aircraft factory. In choosing Budapest's rail- yards, the Americans were striking a Mow at one of Hitler's vital transportation centers. DofifitfMs lleporfed The Germans claim their fighters rose lo challenge the American Party leaders Name Officers bombers and their' escorts. The enemy radio says many dogfights raged over the city. And the Nazis claim they shot down at least H American planes. The 15th Air Force has provided no details on the raid as yet. But this much is clear, in the'nl- tacjj at Budapest, the American bombers have come closer than ever before to the eastern front. Observers hi .London point- out that the new raid provides .positive support j ;fof ,the. advancing Russian army. vThc raid, they say, \vas : not only n direct military iilow'.'at^a strategic German base,'it was also a psychological attack.. ; ' > : -' ' As, for the attack oil the Tirpilz, it Was'carried out by '.^British' naval planes. They Struck at'the German ' •vlmUieKbtp^as;..,Jt. lay/prlpplerK In a •^KorttegiarriJpraKAjSft^fti iVtlSffralty Democratic Central Committee Convenes Here This Morning Jesse Taylor of Blythevllle was re-elected chairman of the Missis 1 sippi County Democratic Central Committee at the regular biennial meeting at the courthouse here this morning. Other officers reelected were: Minor Taylor of says the Tirpilz was'hit'by several bombs. Attack Successful The Admiralty doesn't say when Ihn attack took place, nor does it say what typo of British planes made the attack. Bui tlie Admiralty does report .that the attack was successful/ ""'" Thus, the British have made their second daring attack in recent months on the huge Nazi battlewagon—once the pride of the German fleet. The first attack was made by tiny British submarines which crept laboriously up the well-protected Norwegian fjord to fire their torpedoes at the Tirpilz on September 22nd of last year. Attacking at a range of 200 yards, the submarines drove their torpedoes home and lifted the huge ship out of the water. Now, after two blows in a little more than six months, naval experts believe that the Tirpitz will be helpless for, a long time to come. Nazis Use Flame Throwers In Italy, tho Germans tried another attack below Rome. Allied headquarters reveals that the Germans .smashed at the left (lank of the Anzlo beachhead for almost seven hours on Saturday. The Germans were supported by a heavy concentration of. mortar fire.. And they used flame throwers in an attempt lo burn .their way through ' the Allied barbeci-wire defenses. But ths Allied troops replied with strong rifle -and artillery fire. The Allied lines held firm and the German attack ended in failure. At another section of tlie Anzio front, tlie Germans have fired the heaviest artillery concentration the;have used in the beachhead war. Aiming at an American batlallon. they fired 900 rounds of heavy .and light shells. But they did not follow up this barrage with an attack. In the Adriatic, the French light naval forces have wiped out an eiir tire enemy convoy and Its escorting vessels. The size of the convoy was not revealed. Firemen Answer Culls Two fires occurred in Dlytheville this weekend, one of-which partially destroyed a Ihrcc-room house nl 701 South Franklin. Cause of the blaze, which started in the ii|)slalrs room about 8:30 o'clock last night, had not been dcter- nilned today. 'Hie property is owned by Mrs. J. J. Johnson and occupied by a Negro family. Firemen extinguished a fire in the woodpile and fence at the rear of Miss Grace McFatlrfen's home, 903 West Chickasawba. The fire, believed lo have been caused from a grass fire, occurred Saturday afternoon. Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCK- YARDS—(WFA1—Livestock: Hogs: 18,500; salable 18,000: top 13.75; 200- 2oO pounds 13.10; 140-160 Ibs, 11-12; sows 12.85-13. Cattlo: 5,300; slable 5,000; calves 1,500 all salable: slaughter steers 10.25-15.50; slaughter heifers 9.75:6; stocker and feeder steers S.75- 14.25. Keiser, vice-chairman; .J';-B. Bunn of OsceoJa. secretory, and Mr.s. Mollic Steinberg of Blythevillc, women's vice-chairman. Three vacancies were filled at to-, day's meeting. C. B. Wood of Lux-J orn was elected to fill the vacancy of Louie Waters, Fletcher township - representative, who moved away. Dewey Smothers . q{ Dyess was named to succeed the : .Ja'tc. Mr. Horinett.froniithe "Dyess: tWnship"; and from • Golden' Lake township .John; Grain .-jpf Wilson ,»:ss.elqcjfd w. F. Wilson who has moved from that township. ''• The following fees .were assessed' against candidates who file for various offices: sheriff, countv judge and county treasurer, '$500; circuit and county clerks and ac- Pfc. Holleman Suffers Wound On Italian Front I'fc. Morclaml Hollcmaii liHsbcen wounded In action In Italy, according to a message received yesterday by Ills i)jirc»l«; Mr. ami Mrs, John Hollcman of 022 Clark Street. Extent of his wounds was not given, Inil the message stated Hint Private Hollemtm now was In a hospital. . Overseas with mi • infantry division for the 'past 18 montlus, Private Holleman Is a veteran of the North African • Invasion, having landed In Casablanca lu November 1942. Tlie Purple Heart medal has been sent to-his wife, who now is making her home in Tncornn. Wn.ih. final. Reports On Red Cross Drive Sougfit With tlic American Red Cross War Fund campaign still some $2000 short In Chickasawba District, official. 1 ! at headquarters In Blythevillc today asked that nil communities which have not filed their Anal reports to send them In at once. Communities 'reporting through the tt-eckcnd included Boynton.'wUh C. E .Caglc ns chairman, who turned in $160.60 on n quoin of $150; nose- land, Charles Rose as.chairman, reported $302, to exceed the quota of $300: Recce community, where Clay Stnlllngs was chairman, exceeded Its quota of $150 by $3.95; Annorel, with a quota of $600, received donations totaling $612.50. G. E. Gillcn- water was chairman for that community. Hays Sullivan of Burdette turned in $452.20 from that community to exceed the quota-of $100. ccssor, $300; coroner, $20; representative, constable,. $20 $50; and justice of the peace, $10. .- prosccutlng attorney, fixed by state party rules, is SIO per county.. Members of the group will hold another meeting April 18 for the purpose of selecting •'judges and clerks for preferential and primary elections In July and" August. Adkins Has Not : Picked Successor To Sims, He Says LITTLE ROCK, April 3 (UP) — Governor Adkins says lie has given no consideration ^to the question' of a successor for Comptroller J. Bryan Sims who will resign to run for governor this summer. Adkins told his news conference that Sims would not Design until around the first of May, and consequently he has plenty of time to think about replacement. But slatehouse - circles sny it's likely that the job will be offered to Herbert Proctor who is now on the Corporation Commission. R<(son Is that Proctor Is well versed in county government problems. Revenue Commissioner Murray B. McLcod says it isn't likely that' the Job will bo offered to him. al- Vefc rahNewspaperman Is Former Publisher Of Herald News Here Ed y'ail, one o[ Ely the vi lie's first newspaper men, has come 'back home. He started work today as a compositor in the mechanical de- partment.of the Courier News, successor to the weekly, newspaper he owned • and published for many 'years. , -.. i. Mr. Vail was owner mid publisher oMhe Blythevillc' Herald News for a number of years after having been connected with the old Blytheville Herald before its consolidation with thc ; -Blytlievil(e News. Since moving to Blythevillc from Memphis in 1908, Mr. Vail has filled practically every position on a small town newspaper. Employed by. the .late H. O. Lawhorn, owner aiid publisher of the Blythevillc Herald, he and his employer were ."ihc whole cheese." Both composed editorials, solicited advertisements, wrote news, set type, sold subscriptions, and did the dozens of other tasks' necessary to •publishing .a newspaper and operating n job printing business. Tlie competing weekly newspaper lured Air. Vail from Ills job and he was with Blytricville Courier for a brief time before he purchased the newspaper In 1915 from Mr. Lawhorn, who in the meantime, had bought the Blythevillc News. Head of Blythoville Herald News lor seven years, Mr. Vail sold his weekly newspaper to the late L. M. Ross, who had decided to venture into the.dally field. Tlic paper then though, he originally was state , wfls given' Its 'present name, Blylhc- comptfollcr before going into (he revenue job. • ' . . McLcod said today that his transfer to another department now would disrupt the revenue set-up. Incidentally, Governor Adfcins soys that Bryan Sims didn't talk to him very much about his pros- spcctlVe candidacy for governor. And, [be governor says— "Maybe he was afraid I would discourage him." A reporter asked the governor if he would have discouraged Strris from running. ." ' : "Well," Aakins said, '.'maybe no, It's a decision every' 'man must make for himself." ' • Wounded Missourian In "Fair" Condition i The condition of Ncal Patterson. Uunklin County, Mo., farmer who was shot at Gibbons' Crossing Friday nfght, was described as "fair" by Walts hospital attcnd- Thc 36-year-old man was mount- Ing his horse after attending a pfe supper when a man slipped from behind a parked car and fired two shots at him, his companion, Cap today ants. WhIUvorth, Patterson,' was quoted uncle of the by Arch wounded man, as saying. One of the bullets struck Patterson in the abdomen. Charles Bassett of near Hornersville, Mo,, was arrested soon, after the shooting and was taken to ithc Kenhett jail in comieciloii 'ftith ;tlie affray. •••;«•;< vllle .Courier News. A job printing business was established by Mr. Vail and the laic F. H. Acton under the name Acton Printing Company when Mr. Vail decided to devote all tils Interests lo commercial printing, Mr. and Mrs. Vail moved to Hot Springs in 1830 after disposing of their interests, but returned here several years later before going to Clinton, Mo., five years ago where he has been compositor for the Clinton Eye. Tyler, Mo., Man Is Fatally Shot- Near Army Camp COOTER, Mo., April 3.—Pvt. Orval Dale Poole, 19, was shot aiid killed Friday afternoon near Camp Campbell, Ky., where the youth was stationed, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Orval Poole of Tyler, Mo., were notified Saturday. Private Poole was shot twice and died instantly in a disturbance which took place In a town near the camp, It was revealed. Other details of the tragedy were not known here at noon today. His body was brought to Caruthersville, Mo., today, and the funera! wt)l be held tomorrow, although all plans had not been completed today. , •Private poolc/ had been in the service almost a year. Nation's Plane Production Hits Peak In March Total Of 9,118 Roll Off Assembly Lines, Wilson Announces .WASHINGTON, April 3 (UP)'— American plane production ' broke nil records during Murch. Aircraft production chief Chdlcs E. Wilson announced today. that 9118 planes'rolled off thd nsscmljly lines. About 81 per cent were 1 corh j bat type ships. And Wilson,-who termed the achievement "remarkable," adds dial the production of the B-29's, the Army's new super bomber, was substantially on schedule. . Wilson said that the March figure may stand as the all-tlm'c tops for 1044 because heavier, units'will be turned out in future months, a rid production schedules have been revised downwards. But he "-predicts that production schedules-will .'lie met. 'despite expected ne\f difficulties resulting from engineering changes and manpower sliorlagijs,' i.alior Turnover I^ss flic first silver lining In ,tills expected iwmiioH'cr crisis, however, inity he n report Just Issued by the War Manpower commission,..The report shows that the, labor turnover in 2G major war Industry centers was lower in January 'than during the corresponding inorith of last year. And the report nddcd that the turnover rale was> even less than the average In all 'manufacturing centers last year. There has liccn rumors ' this' weekend that the Army intended lowering the draft age from 38 to 31 in an effort (o sparl older,moil for Industry. But Selective Service Director, Major General Hershj 1 today spiked those reports, saying he knew nothing of the plan -ami—even, If it were put iril<ref- fect—-he .doubted whether' it woulr help the manpower situation, •-' Says Army Officers Idle ! . ' Charges that the armed forces tire not talcing ..advantage of'the men already In servico: have' come from two Congressmen. Represent- «(«'c Sabbath, Illinois Democrat says that 30,000 commissioned Army officer. 1 ! are .silling around cocktail lounges because-there Is nothing for them to do. And Georgia's Representative Hamspeck says official silence- is 'blocking nil inquiry into charges that the Army .is spending money to train .women filers while thousands of men pilots arc available. Wendell Willkic —the Republican president! hopeful — also had something lo say today about the way the war Is being run. in n speech at Hastings, Neb Willkle charged that the administration Is trying to fight the war without sacrifice from the home front The speech was part of/DcivcyVs current campaign for Nebraska's 15 convention votes. 'urm" ttlllyi UlC f ' rSt mil J° r tCal Willkic's convention .strength will come tomorrow In ihc Wisconsin Ijcpitblican Primary. In another political development. L: Glcason Archer of Boston has succeeded Harry Woodrlng as chairman of the new. Ajuericati Democratic National ' commttlec. The committee was organized to oppose a fourth term for President Rooso- New. York Cotton . open high low close Mar. . 1971 i 971 , 05g , 962 , n12 May;. 2084 2085 2079 S083 2086 July -.. 2052 2053 2CH4 2049 2051 Oct. . 2003 3003 19SS 1903 2003 Dec... 1986 1987 1373. 1378 1088 Chicago Rye •• open high low close May.. 120-", 120-y, 1291,1 129% I2DK July-. 188ft 1S9W 128',', 128% 129!', Hitler Today The photo above, latest of Adolf Hitler lo be received in this counlry, shows the Fuehrer looking out of the window of his mountain aerie, probably Bercli- tesgaden, according to German caption. '' Arkansas Briefs C'ONWAV, April 3. UU>|-Flvc Cunn'uy children are umlor lii'nl- liu'iil after bclnc bllU'ti by mail iloes. County licallh ninsc Miss Olive I'l'llllo siiyjf (li.ll nlnq ullii'r people llvlnt In (iliMisoti, si* miles imrlhwrst of (,'onway, also arc un- der.Irciilnicnt utter drinking milk from, a rabid c-cw. illiiyor James .1. Kunc has ordered all stray dues shot., and says' he has Inslrurlcd police lo kill Hie animals uimii rvi'omiiiMiditllon of state" ami county hoallli aulhurl- t!cs. ., IJTTJJi ftOCK, April ,1, (Of)— A nen- Mate-wide rrlinbllllnlloii 'program In aid (he blluil h lo IMS hunclicit In Arkansas. The rehabilitation program, w-iildi Is liclng cst;il)lk!ici! iiriitcr (be H;irilen.l,:il'ollcUc Acl for civilian vocational rehabilitation, will have Cumis supplied l>y the federal government for all administrative costs. Federal funds on a SO-SO lads will lie supplied for lite training, inulii'lenniiFc ami physical restoration of cllftlbh! blind [icrsniis. ,11 Is estimated that a]>|>rovl- malcly I'/OO blind persons will be eligible fur collejjo Induing throusli this new |iroi;rum, i.irn.i: nook, April :t. mr|— Now frclRbt rules will go inliv effect .In Arkansas <ni April Z4(h, All motor carriers having .Intru- slate opcratinc rights as com- .iniin carriers will have tn Illc specific rnmmoilUy rules lietivecn iHcmiilils anil points In Arkamus. Tlicsc new rates \vlll lie oh n relative mllfufie basis, Hale fillet T. K. Wood for Ihc Arkansas Corporation Commission says that the rales will Iw incrcas- • cil for sonic anil lowered for others. Three Contests Hold Interest OiCity Voters When Ulythevlllc voters go lo Ihc polls tomorrow lo elect six city officials, Interest will co'nter on. the three contested offices of city clerk iind-'aldermciKiroin :\Vard Olio arid Wartl Two. "' ';;.,, •Sidney Craig, former city' clerk, will opiwsc Frank Whitworth who seeks re-election as city clerk. Joe Alexander former council membiir, seeks to' succeed Sam Owens who Is risking /or re-election ns ttldcr- man from Wnrd One, and Floyd While will seek the post of 'Third Ward alderman to which Loy Welch is asking rc-clcctlon. ' Onndidtitcs unopposed are Doyle Henderson, municipal judge, Percy Wright, city attorney, and Rupert Craflon, alderman from Ward Three. First Ward electors wilt cnst thel votes at the city hall. Th'osc In War,| Two will ballot at the Smith building, corner Main and Fifth streets, and Ward Three voters will ballot at the Arkmo Lumber Company office. Colonel Crawford Returns To U. S From Far North ; Lieut. Col. Ivy W. Crawford has arrived in the Unlletl States after 31 months duty In Alaska with one of Arkansas' National Guard units, his wife was Informed by telegram Friday afternoon. Colonel.Crawford was cnroiitc to his new station at Carnp Shelby, Haltlesburg, Miss., when he notified his family of his arrival. Killough Will Preside At Court Session Here Judge Walter KIHough will, preside at the Criminal Clvislon of Circuit Court which convenes here tomorrow at 10 o'clock. Judge Kll- lougn will net as special Judge in the absence of his brother, Ncill Killoiigh.'who Is In the service. Three murder cases will claim the greatest Interest of the 15 cases on the docket, The majority of the cases Involve grniul larceny charges with nine cases on this charge lo IK, heard. Two assault with intent to kill charges have been filed, one a case continued from the lust term of court, and two charges of forgery and uttering arc on the docket. Chicago Wheat open high low , close 173-}; 173% 17304 173->i H3-S 170K 171 170% 110% 1705; Msv July New York Stocks AT&T 1S7 i_2 Amcr Tobacco 61 1-2 Anaconda Copper .'........ 253-4 Beth Steel 53 3-4 Chrysler 83 Coca Cola 114 3-4 Gen Electric 351-2 Gen Motors 57 i_2 Montgomery Ward 433-4 N Y Centra) ;1 18 3-8 Int Harvester 70 1-2 North Am Aviation 8 5-6 Republic Steel 16 3-4 Radio 93.8 Socony Vacuum 123-8 Studcbakcr 143-4 Standard of N J 53 Texas Corp ;...:... 475-8 Packard . ,., 4 U S Steel 51 Enemy Columns On Indian Front Are Hurled Back Allied Aircraft Sweep Burma, Hitting Boats And Railroad Engines «)' United I'rtss The JniuuioM) InvnderB of India no llmllng II hnrd golnij. British Imptvlal troops-.have rc- inilsed another enemy attempt to rciich the Indian Mellon of the Tld- dlm-lmphnl rond, indicate.'! the Japanese were thrown back from'A point some '20 miles south of Iniphnl, 'capital of tlic state of Manlpur, - , To the north of Imphtil. the Jap- .ncse also imve anfTored-it sclunck In their ih-lvo for Kohlmn, which Is on the hlehwny iinklnu imjihal nnd tho main Allied railroad In eastern India. The British nrp roportwt to hnve cut behind the Japnhcsc•In this area• and lo have severed Ihe enemy's supply lines, '. • Claim N4W,Confirmed Tokyo rndlo,sald Japanese Iroops ;id occupied « point of, Iho Irjiphal- Kolilmu highway 25 miles north <>( Implml iilmost n wwk n'go. However, tlicro ,-lti no-.Alllod. confirmation of this enemy claim. :..;•. The latest .Now Delhi cmiiiimiil- (liie'sitys. thiU. Allied, planes, miule extensive sweeps UiroURlioul,- Dur- nm ycslcrdiiy.ancl Saturday. Mii.k- iiiS nl leiist 70 river croft mid <lam- nslng -seven, locomotives. In mUll- llon, 12 enemy .planes nnd probably two others wero destroyed. , ..' • The American' rntds'pn Tr'uk In the Ciiroljnes may bo even more extensive lltan'yel"reported.,'.. A Japanese- news diupalch snys the Truk raids- continued through Sunday.' A Pearl Hiirbcir anilounre- mcnt reported eight i-nldrrbii Truk hi the four days 'cii'dlii'e Friday. Talc nf Heroism 111 Ihe meantime, .'details have come In from ciiio Of tlio Thursday attacks...It .Is Ui6 fitory.ot. a'Inillel- rldilleri Ubernlor which miraculously returned from,'" wild, •tC-inliiUtc h-cVraV;bnttle",ln-,,\v!i|ch 'g'ne Cinmcr died' fighting: nn'd a scdnnil bltr/ci) avyiiy despite serious ..wounds. " The plane-was part of n formation maklfiB u daylight altack-on tho Japanese- stronghold. The re tnriilng crew; told of downing flv-i, Jnpuncsc' Zeros nnd probably two others iifterdrppping bombs on Trnk airstrips'. Lieut. ; 0ranl M. Rca of Montebello, Calif., 1 snld ,ti;c 'Zeros ,thon camo In from every direction. One fired a cannon, hilling both y/nl?t gunners al Iho slai t of Ihc bailie. Lieut.-Judd C. Sonipcl of-Seattle found one -gunner with ft nloHiii head w6und still trying lu:miiii'lhe guns. The second gimnir, Scrgt. Jacob J. Peterson of Central Isllp, N. Y., had u broken leg ami shrapnel In one arm. Lieut. Henry M. Blttn- ehard of Chattanooga Applied splints to the gunner's 'leg while he shot down Zeros. Manila Soldier Killed In Italy, Relatives Told Sergt. Orvlllc Davidson of Manila was kilted In action In Italy his wife was Informed last week by the War Department. A recipient of the Purple Heart for wounds received In North Africa,' last Fall Scrgcanl Davidson died sometime in February on the Italian battlefront, •'--.The father of a daughter whopi he had never seen, Sergeant Davidson ,ieiil tho Purple Heart mednl to his wife, who pinned 11 on ino infant daughter when she was born at Walls Hospital on Sept: 24. which was also the couple's fifth wedding anniversary. • ' . Besides his wife and Infant danglilcr, Sergeant Davidson leaves his parents, also of Manila. State Sha.'c Of Revenue From Oaklawn Is High LITTLE ROCK. April 3 (O.P.) — The slate received a tolal of nearly half a million dollars as Its share of Ihc revenue from Ihe 30- day Oaklawn Jockey Club racing meet at Hot Springs. Racing Commissioner Guy Frccl- Ing says Ihc final total shows $495.000 from all sources, Tlie tlg- urc represented an Increase of almost $160,000 over last year's take. Stalin's Cavalrymen !n Sight 01 Odessa, Cairo Radio Reports MOSCOW, April ;}. {U.'p.)_'n,e Russians are streaming across tlie bonier into Rumania uloiiK'u 165-mile front to-' One forcu in driving westward across the middle Prut toward Jrmy seven milc.s beyond the river. Jassy, a bw Uiimamim rujl junction, is being threatened directly 1 M thiR force, Mnrahnl Konrfv'a'Second Ukrainian Army which u week »KO michcd the Ptut river boundaiy of RuJ nianm above JH.HH.V after a drive through,Beasurabii,. ; . '* On the northern bordei of Ihc Huinaiilftii front' two other-Soviet £011111111? now have advanced five inllcf, beyond the boundary to capture DUmcn. These forces are ad- MiilUirg soulliweEtwanI Into Rumania projwr from tho Cornanil area. •' Tlicie arc 'uiicondrmcd -,rci/orls TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Frost Predicted Tonight LITTLE ROCK, April 3 (U.P.l — Tlie fruit producing regions of, the state may experience another frost tonight—If tho weatherman's fore- east holds true. He predicts light !o locally heavy frost and says .{lint the higher regions of the stole may experience another taste of whiter. H got pretty cool at Blythevillc last night, where the low was 29 degrees. Wynne had a cold 31-dc- gree minimum and Wilson hod a low of 32. Little Rock recorded' 37 ' ' ' "'' 1-2 degrees; Hitler's Need For Manpower Really Hurts By JAMES HAHFER Uirfled Prw SUff Writer It' should .be a consolation to America lhal, nlltioiiRh maiiiiower hoartiichc's In Washtnijtoii urc bad thorn-In -Berlin are worse. • The Qbnntin' 4rP -'now fliihui on the ftiissla'n front<lo with the innni who,worked In an c.wen- tlhl hiiliistry. 'Ilioir Jobs havo lieen taken by an unwilling Uave whotc cvcry r move It, watched by a nai- row-ejcd Orslaiw-mnn armed wlili a loitimy RUIII 'I'lio Oclinan sniali fry have lindcd theli Mviuldllng clqlhes for uniforms mid their mol|icr.i work long-Hours In munl- tloiis' factories.. "StrongUi Ihiougli Joy," Hitler palls It Evciy casmilty list niliving buck from' Ktissia cici^cs a now iinui- powoi problem foi Berlin's liii- fenncriicy All Oermaii 'snnles from 10-aiid-fi-linlf |o OQ, who have-no glarliii; 'physical defects, nhcady have bctn 'fitted out with 'K unl- fprjn. YomiKileij, turning dinft ngu are given, only brief schooling In simple mnneiuc'rs at so-called work cnni]». Ihcli j-ushcd lulu ihe ranks, of .dwindling combat divisions BOJ.S of 15 aie clamped lulp pallor service or Into f\lr raid precautions work,- Their youngor brolhers: drill with wooden Bung and babble Na/1 slrignns. llttil tn Ovecomc I.os.scj The Ocrmnii manpower structure hit thp skids nl-Stalingrad. There, 22-fiill dlvkions were blpiled nut. Not long after, some 80 Ax|s .divisions were lost by Italy's' suf- rcndcr.' iiltjcr m6vcd fast. Plrfit, lie decreed "lolnl" mobllballon at home. Then he applied pressure lo the .conquered nations lo feed manpower Into the German Industrial maw. • ; Now, some six mil! onc-lialf million foreign workers toll Inside Germany Itself, six million more labor In occupied Poland and Czccliwlavlakln, As slaves take their places at work benches, the German men they replace kiss their goodbye ntid inarch off: to war.: . ' - btlll, Ihosc devices weren't enough to keep the creaky Nazi war 'econ- oni'y 'going.-'United Press Correspondent Ralph Helnzcn, now buck homo after 13 months' hi a German Internment cnmp, estimates that the Wehrmacht has suffered 'one million disunities in the past year alone. So Hlller Is trying to pull more rabbits out of the hat to get the munpower he needs. Oiher Nations Drained For one thing, he Is putting slave laborers Into uniform. Only n few dnys ago. n Jugoslav communique spoke of partisan forces meeting Poles and Italians who had been forced to lake up arms for the Reich. Then, loo, Hitler Is continuing to put the heal on occupied nations, already bled while by his demands. The- French Committee of Liberation reveals that Hitler now Is demanding 300,000 more Frenchmen lo replace dratled Germans. Sonic one-half million French civilians, or 20 per cent of the worker population, already' Is lolling for Germany. Hitler also pulied another Irlck out of the bag. Kc Is keeping his army at his regular strength of some SCO divisions. by tlie simple device of reducing a division's strength from three to two regiments. Also, he lias ordered private business lo release another 900.000 men for the armed forces. Now for the first time, middle- aged Germans, both trained and untrained, are being assigned to German infantry and panzer forces. Before, they were placed In such.units as the quartermasters corps or the coast artillery. The Germans, who never got around to signing the Geneva Treaty, on the 'treatment of war prisoners, also get plenty of work out of cc.ptives. As long; ago as 1841, Field Marshal Ritter Von Leeb declared: ",,">y«ir prisoners are;'. furthering llin productive' capacity 1 ); of.' the fiom Moscow which sny the Red Aimy already hns established headquarter;, In the Balkan country anil have established jugular fony oiosslnub-ovpi the Pjut, Niuli Overload I'crrlcs A Prnvda newspaper correspondent | gives a dramatic account of soil He says panic-stricken Nai-l^ lioops Jammed the fcriles, M> oveilor.diiiB Ihcm that many turned ovei and sank They swam foi thcll lives and were foiccd to abandon their guns and Unk's There nas such, panic In the Nn^l ranks according' lo Ihe SoUcl wai coi respondents, that German of- flcois hud to turn guns .011 Iheh own (loops lo try to restqre'ordci .After, ihq fn'itilftiis - hg'fl eslab- llsfiert* Ihcli bridgeheads, ,lho in- linbllniUs of Iho Rumanlnn villa BOS began streamliig home from the foiesUs whore they had hidden i ' •Ihe flist wold that Red Army' hud ciossod 'Into Rumania > camp t from ttpjetgtu QornnMssaX-'-MoloCbv 1 . f In l.miolJIicIng th'e Hiove, tlie first ttlne In Die wari that-Soylot troops liavri gone beyond what Moscov.' defines as Russia's pioper bordeis, r Mololov ' nmdo It clear that the Soviet Union hns up designs on Iliimnnlon leiiitpiy He said the jnnln object was to rout the enemy armies. . ' ' Wnsliliifton Pleased;' 111 Washington, diplomatic and 'Congressional .critics hailed Mol- otav's .statement as one that may p|ice<l collapse of Gcuimny's kan flank. Secretary of : .Stntc CordeH : Hull .told icpoftcis that the Untied Stales had been ••Informed; In 'advance of Moldlbv's . stsitcmenl. Hull .raid Hie. political nssurniices which the statement contains should help the Rumanians see that their own ultimate' Interests will require that the German'forces be .drlveil from their. country. . Northwest of Rumanian ."border oilier Red Army unit.s uio reported w|tliln Mght of the Cnrpalho- Ukrhlno," .former Czechoslovak soil now part of Hungary. An entire. Hungarian regiment is said to have surrendered hardly a stone's throw from their i own frontier. And the Cairo radio said Russian cavalrymen now are within sight of the Black Sea port of Odessa, far !to "the'.south, On trie diplomatte front, a, Swedish ^report says the -Finnish parliament Is to meet - at Helsinki today to consider; new Russian armistice .'terms'.' Tlie' terms .arc believed lo modify somewhat the 1940 frontier; provisions. Rites Tomorrow . For Earl Wilkins- Of Flint, Mich. . Earl Wilkins of Flint, Mich, brother, of Mrs. Kyle Watts of here, died, at 0 o'clock Saturday-;night at ireirtplus Baptist Hospital. He was 43. Ill for four months, Mr. WUkiris was brought here March 25 from Flint vlicn his condtlon • became serious. He stayed at the home'of Mrs. Walts until he was moved lo Memphis Thursday. Born at Kennett, .Mo., Mr. Wilkins lived Ihere until he movccy j to Flint 15. years ago. iHe- studied i law at the University of Missouri. 'Columbian-arid was a. member of, the Missouri Bar Association and the Michigan Bar Association. Services wlllbe held at 2 o'tiocK tomorrow;afternoon at Holt Funeral Hom£ with the Rev. E. C.Brown, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be made at Kennett Cemetery. In addition to his sister here, Mr. Wilkins leaves his father, J. T. Wilkins "of Nimmons, Ark. Third Reich by 15 per cent." These' captive^' and slave laborers arc'a giant time-bomb s^t'to explode .Ihc minute" Germany stumbles. Every slave and prisoner harbors hate In Ills heart and j 1 , knife to Insert hi the heart of OKI nearest Nazi. Such is, the manpower * problem In Qormivny, ' f

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