The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 20, 1945 · Page 1
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VOL. XLI—NO. 285 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS — ' DOMINANl^hWapApE,^ OP NORTHEA8T_AflKAM8Aa AND SOOTHIJAST Miaanrtm ^^^ ^"^ Lm. ARKANSAS. TUESDAY, KKBKUAKY 20, li)15 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS M » « _^ —^ _ ^^ ~ — — •— OUNU1.K luriES FIVE CENTS AMERICANS CAPTURE MAIN IWO AIRFIELD "^-^^^^^v^^N^^-^^^^^^jvj^j-wr^^yvs^^^.^^^^^^^, J • •—— ~ — — ---1 ^^» ^^v MB imH^B VBHH I^^^P^ • TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Marines May Suffer Heavy Losses On Iwo By DAVID WEKKS United 1'ress Staff Wrifer Tlie battle of Tarawa, in the Gilbert Islands, has been called bloody By comparison, Kwajalcin, in the Mnrshalls, was easy. The battle of Iwo Jima, in the Volcanoes, may turn out to be u compromise between the two. It will be tough because 15,000 fanatical Japs ready to fight to the last man regardless of the odds, can make any invasion tough. But it will be just so much easier because the baltlcs of Tarawa and Kivajalein were fought before. Aclually, these Iwo campaigns, now long by the board, have become a team in the course of instruction on how lo fight island warfare. At Tarawa, we learned the lessons. At Kwajalcin, we proved the answers. At. Tarawa, our ships and planes ixmred a little under 3,000 tons of explosives' into the island in a week-long bombardment, and then sent the troops in to storm the beaches. That was the heaviest artillery assault ever given lo an objective in history, size for size. H amounted to about 20 pounds of explosives for every square yard of territory on Tarawa. Japs Were Ready Yet. il was not enough. The Japs had dug themselves i'n at Tarawa and weathered the heavy Iwtn- bardnienl. They were wailing when our troops stormed ashore, and made the Yanks pay heavily. We won Tarawa, but at the cost of more casualties In 72 hours than we suffered on Guadalcanal in six months. We remedied that on .Kwajalein. . Instead of less than 3,000 tons, our warships and planes sent nearly 15,000 tons". of bombs and shells hurtling into the tiny atoll before a single man set foot on shore. Berlin, many times the size of Kwaja- lelu in area, never got such a terrific pasting in a month as that U We: at 611 lr~* !.: a -.i'.-Vlc. The Japs still put up sonic resistance when the Americans went ashore- But those still alive were punch-drunk from steady bombing They reeled and fought withou intelligence. Some were stark, rav hit' mad. Thus, the Navy proved the lessoi learned at Tarawa. It proved ttia a batlle area must be literal! drenched with high explosives be /ore a single invading soldier set, fpot on land. .". , ° . • ; : ;Wc do not yet have the'full de tails on the invasion of Iwo. But we do know that for days on end. Ih Wavy ana its carrier • planes were shellacking the island with bombs and shells. When the figures are in. (hey will probably show that the 15,000 ton attack on Kwajalein has been dwarfed by the tonnage poured into Iwo. However, in many respects, the invasion of Iwo differs from that o Tarawa and Kwajalein. And in these differences, lies the danger that the proportion of American casiiiillic may be closer to the Tarawa cam paign than to Kwajalcin. These two. Tarawa and Kwaja- lcin, were coral islands, narrow, although fairly long. They were setups for short campaigns, because they were so small that two cnemj forces could not occupy them at (,be same time. And. more important they were Hat, with few natural defenses. Different Type Island Iwo is somewhat different. It's a volcanic island, not coral. It's a solid mass, not a string of narrow islets surrounding a lagoon. Iwo i. cisht square miles of solid land. Although it's mostly flat. Ihcrc arc no less than five volcanic mountains on it. The Japs have held Iwo since many years before the war and have had an opportunity to construct powerful fortifications. There arc many natural caves in which they can hold out. But more dangerous than thai, they have had plenty of time to plant powerful artillery and mortar emplacements on Ihe slopes of the dead volcanoes All the bombing and artillery fire our Navy and Air Force could pour into Iwo could not knock out all these entrenched fortification.'; short of leveling the mountains themselves. The Navy picked the narrow end of Iwo for the invasion. This Is mostly all flat ground, except for the volcano at the very tip end It's the easiest place to secure si foothold because this mountain can he kept under the guns of the tlcct nnd watched constantly to s|»t and knock out enemy artillery and mortar emplacements. Hut later, we must move to the broad end of the island and wipe out the enemy mountain fortifications. It will IK n sticky job, and may take a considerable lenglli of lime. In spite of our overwhelming power, Iwo is no pushover. Pioneer Citizen To Speak Memorial Fund Reaches $1130 As List Grows More Gifts Received For Family Of Soldier Killed In Luxembourg With Ihc first $1000 murk passed Hi Iho Privetl Memorial I'mxl several men planned to solicit funds today ami tomorrow in im effort to soon reach (he goal of $4000 sought for purchase of n home to be presented the widow mid clfihl young chlMreii of crc. j. c. Prlvctt, 37, killed in Luxembourg. A total of SI 130.73 has been con- fri billed gifls ranging from arecnvllle - ' VfcS " wll ° '»'<» t "1C citv wl » first civic of the speakers at the New York Cotton open high low close Mar. . 2214 2215 2203 2207 2213 May . 2206 2208 2201 220! 2204 July . 2176 2170 2171 2173 2173 Oct. . 2128 2128 2119 21M 2121 Dec, 2U3 211T »JJS sri: °- "" -»"«»~.«;, ,r»i [ ; Mississippians Banquet Guesis Greenville Leaders Will Attend Annual C. of C. Dinner The Chamber of Commerce banquet tomorrow, night at Hotel Noble wih be attended by several guests from Greenville, Miss., including the man who Inid out the city of Blytheville and who served ns Ilic first president of n civic group formed here in the early 1900's John A. FOX, now secretary of . , y o (lie Chamber of Commerce at Greenville, headed a group of civic- mmdcd men who had a Booster Club tack m about 1305 or 1906 it was said. The group later disbanded, when some of the leaders moved away and the Business Men's Club had i£.s first annual George Washin«- lon birthday party in 1910. from tins group grew the present Chamber of Commerce formed in 1920. To accompany Mr. p o x here will be Jere B. Nash, head of Delia Implement Company there and brother of L. G. Nash, newly elect- of Thomas, . . , ed president of the Chamber Commerce here; Buiin Tho, city attorney there; Phil Mayhall manager of Chicago Mill and Lumber company at Greenville, a pnrt of the firm which had a large mill here for a number of years •>nd Bob Wing, manager of Coyer Wholesale Company there. To arrive tomorrow afternoon. they will also spent most of Thursday here looking over ihc products of MI: POX'S plan for Blytheville. Most of the '200 tickets av.iil.iblo for the informal affair have been sold bill, a few left can be obtained from Paul I'r.vor or J. A. Leech it was announced today. The program, of which Lynch, Clarence H. Wilson „„„ Loy Eich are in charge, "is secret,' 1 Blonchard Hurt In Ammunition Plant Explosion Charle-i Bfanchard, who entered war work last Summer ut Hastings Ncbr., has been critically Injured iii an explosion of on ammunition plant there. Despite loss of much blood, when ins hand was severely cut, and other serious injuries, he now Ls believed improving, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Blanchard, have been informed. Mr. -Blanchanl, w j,o worked' with Bob Malonc hi the plaster business Prior to entering war work, Mrs. Blancharcl and two children live n Blytheville but went to Hastings last Summer. He is at a hospital there. County's income At Record High Total Of $353,154 Available For Year, Counfy Judge Says According to a statement of receipts and disbursements of Mississippi County for n, c V( , llr 1(H4 announced by County Judge Roland Green, income of the county was the largest in its history, with a total of S293.35C.CO for general road and highway funds. This amount, together with cash balance of S53.7S8.24 carried over from the previous year, made a otal of $353.151.»l available for the operation of the county including road and bridge maintenance and construction. More road and bridge work was clone in IDH than in any previous •---•• Q..... lUU^III pennies, nickels and dimes to S2!i for the day's largest individual gift C.ifls are being sent lo Jodie Nnber.v who started (he fund; the C L Nn- bers grocery or Courier News. Offers Fixtures i In addition lo the gifts of money; L. G. Pole" Thompson announced He would contribute plumbing tix- 1 tures up to 530 for the house pur-' chased. Mr. and Mrs. H. I,. Harp, whose Pilot son was killed recently, sent' *•>: B. H. Levy, whose son, Ensign . H. Levy Jr., was captured by Hie J;ipajiese almost three years ago. Kent S5. Tommy Warrlnirlon who has three brothers in the Army and Navy, sent SI. For ilielr uncle fclwood Dccn, with the armed forces somewhere In India, Douijliis and iravis Dccn sent $2. With several girts already announced from service men, 'others sent gifts today. From a master sergeant stationed^ at Blytheville Army Air Field whose Rain Continues Over Arkansas This Afternoon i.n-n,K HOCK, i.\,b. 20 (unit sllll wns mining over most ol Arkansas this afternoon, and tin, wenlliermun .said Arkansans might J*H as well keep (heir ruin coats ""I lor at least another day or two I'lii) wcnthmnan said ruin fell' "vcr must of the stale bile yt'.ster- diiy 1111,1 lust night, with the licnv- Ifsl rainfall In the southern sec'»». Monlicello and Cimulen reported nearly mi Inch of rain dur- "'B the night, iincl travelers sav many roads In the area of the two I owns arc covered by water Gravel ronrts In that section have bcey f l' cr "| t ' <1 lo shlsl1 - '» n kln(! trnvcl dlf t'l nn extended forecast. llio weatherman predicts Icmperaluri'S averiiRlng nbove nonnnl through this coming Saturday. /Conev's Army Gains Ground Toward Berlin By Unite,! Tress A German high command com- 'ilinlWc reports new jjnlns by Mar- Jinl Konevs army attempting lo flunk uerlln lo the soul), Uerlln says Soviet 'i 1 rC '' m let forces " ncs miles southeast of hnvc torn the a . letter, which rear In year; in fact, B. A. o'clock. announced. Time Pfc. Q. T. Pruitt Suffers .Wound In ines Pfc. O. T. Pruitt. son of William U. Pruitt, formerly of Blytlicvillc ind now of Van Nuys, Calif., and brother of Mrs. clcfl Waldrop of rlolland. Mo., was wounded in ac- 1011 Jan. 19, on Luzon, according o a report received from Ihc War Dep.ii-lment. Private Pruitt took his basic trailing nt Camp Roberts. Calif., and vas sent overseas in Oclol)cr, 1342. ^c has seen aclion on several is- ands in the Southwest Pacific and uns wounded on New Georgia Is- and in July, 1043. He has a brother, Staff 'Scrgt J. C. Priiilt serving with the 81st Vildcat Division, also in Ihe South- vest Pacific. Mrs. Waldrop's husband, Pvt. del! Valdrop, is slaHnnrd somewhere In , much. Owing t overdraft of «,! more th;i» twice , the end of the fad. a .small is shown ut .vcar, which will -- ,..v- .«L,,J, \VI be absorbed during Ihc first fc months of the new year. Bonded Indebtedness of the county was reduced by S3 000 during the year, (here .bciiiK now only sit.500 ouUtandlng, not yet due. There is a cash balance of *G.i93.39 in the Bond Redemption fund. Included in tlbtaurscnicnls during the past year also were such items as. salaries and expense of circuit and county clerks, other salaries, maintenance of two jails, hospilaltzalion. coUs of circuit and chancery courts, farm and home demonstration agents and office county health unit, child welfare county library, county farm and poor home, bureau of idenlifica- llon, treasurer's commission and lusticc of peace and constables. Nabers Asks L/ons Club To Boost Priyett Fund Jodie Nabers was guest speaker at the regular weekly luncheon nicelnij; of members of the Lions Club loday al Hotel Noble, speaking in behalf of the Privetl Memorial Fund. Roy Rca showed a Signs] Corps Him to coinplcU: the June ,, , -~,,^.. t i.ium ILIHI j]) Part: Please accept ibis small contribution for the Privetl Mcinorlnl Fund." Stair Scrgt. and Mrs. J C Klimingham sent 510. Many people have been kind lo Mrs. Prlvctt and her eight sons and daughters, since (hey .received thejeleeram recently nt their honr on Madison and Hcarn. Included in the expression of sym pathy was a letter from Mrs Mil drcd Rusk, which read in part' "Al though i am not personally knowi to you 1 trust even so you will re gard HIC as a friend who wishes U extend 16 you iin d yours her heart' deepest and tendcrcsl sympathy h this sad hour of your lives. "We cannot understand somi things-, bul this we know. He gave his life for his country, striving lo defend his native land and' all Who dwell therein. For this wc CMi . owe him a debt of gratitude Mrs. .Rusk not only ,w rot d a-comforting letter lo Mrs. Privetl, she also took time off from her work nl C. L. Waters' Grocery to collect $11 for lhc fund. Mrs. B 5 sim- inoiis gave $5, B. M. Matthews,- $5 and Bob Copelnnd, SI. larger C.ifls Itcceivcd Among the largest girts received to dale wns $25 from O G Hubbard Furniture Company, $25 from Arkansas Grocer Company; $20 from Earl Damon of Damon Burlier Shop. Gifts of $10 each were sent by Bancroft Terry: by liolnud Bishop who said employes of Swift Oil Company "passed the hat" this morning; Ilerrick's Jewelry Store Mr. ami Mrs. Murray Smart ami Mr. and Mrs. Sam Plonmm. "I wish we could have made it $25," said Mrs. Lillian Camp when she brought in $5 us a gift from Crosstown Cafe, with which Mrs Hattie Maloncy also is connected Other gifts of $r, each were seul in by Dick Green of Huffman, Mrs. R. H. Green of Huffman, Ilay Hall W. o. Ciucrln, Umdennie Fowler. Gifts of $•! cad, W ere received from Proclor and Wade Guragc and OK Garage. The sum of S3 each was sctil by "A Friend" C J Speck. T. I. Scay Motor Co., Keith fliibrcy. ' Those in the S2.5D list are: K. M. Larkin, Sid Pinkey. H. Belts J T Limsfortl. Wilbcr Lovclndy, Clnir Miller. Mr. and Mrs. .lolni Moore. GifUs of S2 each were received from Eugene Osbornc, Glenn Harrison, Everett Collier. J. A. Callis of Memphis, Hugh Gentry. Pete Kcn- wriijht. Eugene Ilen.wn. "DWB". Mabel Hogan. MrB. Pearl Hires O D. Hammock, M. E. Co])eland. Ifor- ron Body Shop, Flnvd's Gateway Garaue. It. O. Wooldiricc. Carey Woodburii Phcency. 1,. K. Baker VV. W. Bryant Jr.. A. A. Hardy, Bolin, Steve Moore. Lcroy Ellison, A. V. I-evy. Mack Kagan Jr.. Willie Boasley. In lhc $1.50 list was w. J. Pruitt. 'Hie $1 list included Jesse Snyder, H. L. Roscmanri, LOIUBO Palmer, Ernest Lnngslon, Russell's Cafe, Bonnie UnrlcnnlR. Arthur Kemp. John CJlouse, Terry I.loyd. William Ijott. Marion Dyer. Uavmond Alston. C. W. Short, Virgil Stewart. A. T. Wilson. Mrs. J. H. Adams. Mrs. Rob Copeland, Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Henry. T. R. Knndolph. Burlcy Alfort'i Johnny's Tire Shop, Mrs. N. T. Wade, II. V. Donaldson of Memphis. Mayo Hopper. D. Bailey, Eileen Hii- Ran, Gerry], Nora Hagan,' Jack Malhmy, Taylor Turnbow, c. E. Thorpe. Mrs. Jim Fields, Mrs. L. C. Pasty, "A Friend", T).«T. ner. Mrs. J. A. Bomlxilaski. Mary Uslon, Buford Martin, W. S. Allen, Owen Harrison, Jlmmtc Vance. < ^vn, o, Mrs. Fishi-r, Mrs. FJIIott, (), TO, Von Wilson. --....,, .jvMitni.iioi; \j\ U1L I capital. The Wa/Ls admit also tint KoncVs men Imvc mmlc new Jains around Ihe town of Ou- beii, only 51- miles from Berlin Uut elsewhere, the Clcrmims suv Ml comitcr-blows arc pultin the ) iiikra on the j ie( | Army offensive. Moscow agrees that the winter O f- isli'c has moved into an Inter- But Moscow adds „„<! -- . .„„ »u.^i_.l I jg tY);U||IF by-passed lire.vlnu ancl Gonl caplnls of northern Silesia East Prussia, have dented Ge defenses today. Incidentally", the man who ,,, *• ' *"*• intui WIIU JCU the drive Into East Prussia, General chmakhovsky. was burled '•Illi elaborate military honors to- •w 1 ,?'-",', 1 ' 0 UUnl "» in li capital of Vilno. Cheniyakhovsky was killed in action before Konigsbcrg last F.D.R., Churchill Discus&War In Pacific After Yalta Talks 20 (U.IM-l'rcsMcul hnve Heavy Bombers Deal New Blows Nuornborg Rail Yards Hit By 1600 Planes; Ground Drive Slowed LONDON, Pel). 20 (UP)-Aincrl- cim and British heavy bombers a«ain hnvc jollied Jn the two front In Europe, , For the eighth fill alghl day llcnvy bombers of the Eighth Me'Fono luivc added their weight «i Allied ?I''H S L , tlic WWil> W'"«'"e out from hit Nuernberg deep In I B Germa , i"vi*vitt >,ivi iijiiiiy, ir<, u" u MOl'e llllUl 1600 plll|lf5. 000 i'ly- H.indlrcctly confirms re-ling Porti-cwcs niul 700 fiohtcr cs- lacl - ' ' Laney's Revenue Measure Passes .Single General Fund For State's Moneys Provided In Bill UTI'LK ROCK, Feb. 20 (UP)— "'•"v.» l ^ lon bin Is on the way slabil- tlic .... — •- signature. bill, considered by ninny -slalc-govcrnmenl , observers as ^revolutionary", passed the Stale "'; ? nl > p . one dissenting vole. Already pnssed by the House, the L, i ii , f ° r thc '"'"Pli'S of 08 special state funds ijito a slni-lc Eenernl fund, from which money may be appropriated for the various agencies and departments "ney is expected to sign the almost Immediately. But the '"'"' effect until 8 ° BcnFllc hils bills ... , wo s vliich would b.-ir Negroes from participating in sutc Dc mocrnllc „,.(. mnry elections. A measure providing that scp- iratc prlmnrie* be held for election of state and federal officials was Ja.wcd by n vole of 20 lo 0 during yesterday's session. And a second proposal, providing that every organized political party shall have he right to prescribe qualifications or its own membership and set up (nullifications for those who 'olc in its party primaries was ipprovcd by a vote of U lo 0. The first measure, Introduced >y Senator John Moore of Helena would provide for preferential and lui-off primaries for federal of- iclak as well as stale officials. riie federal preferential would be leld on the third Tuesday In Julv, and the run-off would be held tlie Irsl Tuesday In August preceding general elections. The House has approved a bill cqutrlng blood tests for prospec- Ive mothers. Defeated by otic vole two weeks go. the proposal was passed on (consideration yesterday when a 10,000 appropriation for labora- ory expenses wns eliminated. The reposal, authored by Hep. W. H Iblngton of White County, p.meci y a vole of G8 to 15. ' WASHINGTON, Hllfl dl "[.»'«;• °.'i -— ., I no While House iiiinoiiiH-cs tlm( ()„> , m>( . in Alexandria, Kjrypl, as an afterpiece to Die lunwf l ' oulcroncc ' wllich (lo;l11 »>«'«!>• wllli Kiiropcun 'The While House umimincenintl • says Ilial Ihc Anu'rlran 1'rrsldi-nl Hie llrlllsh prime Minister mcl In Alexandria to luy jii nns for lie tlefeut Q f Jn,,,,,,, They mcl In Alexandria because Ihe mullcr lo thc Soviet Onion's" ncu'tVa'l position hi the Pacific war, Al Alexandria, Mr. Churchill lold ii' President that Urtluln was not only determined ( o throw all her Inlo the Pacific when Ihe vyar in Europe ends, but also he declined that .she would do everything passible lo .slrciiulheii her forces already engaged In (he H,r fjistcrii cnmpnlun. J'oivciTuI British nnvnl nulls are .lerntlni! against the Jnps ,. VDn now in addition to the Tommies In Uiirmn flglitln,; under {jorA Mounluatlon. I>t!(ianllc Invited The White ;ioiisc muiounceiuent "Iso touched on the do dunlin I question " ' - • ed down Mr. Roosevelt's Vnvlliillou for a meeting In Algiers. Tin; White House doesn't .say that lln> French I'icsldimt did refuse Ihp meeting but u docs sny lnilt Ml .' floosci'cll extended .such an Invl- lalion. 'Oic White House says lh c Prcsl- dent's Invitation to de Ciaullc was sent from Yalta six days In advance of his arrival In Algiers- The President told dc Gaulle ml. he had "hoped, very much to ncet him In continental France" but Mr. Roosevelt said "time )m ..i_ sure" prevented his going („ i» nl .'| s When <lti Gaulle refused lo meet n Algiers, the I'lcsiitont wns most llsnppolntcd. The President siild: "Questions of mutual, interest md importance to Prance nnd the Untied Slates arc pending, I wnnl- cd very'much to see the i >efore leavln u for home." I'arls Dci'iinils l.railcr Inclclcnlnlly, the full stoiy of dc Oaullo's snub lo the Americnn President hus broken Into print In I'arls today and caused something of a .sensation. Uut French reaction lo the incident, at least thc reaction of .semi-official Krencli sources, Is to defend de Oaullc's stand. After leiivlng Yalta the ['resident and his Immediate party left for thc Ulack Sea port of Hcvas- lopol. After looking nl the scenes of stark dcslrucliun In Unit twice embattled Russian p or t, the parly left for Egypt, where the President met with Egypt's King Faroiili emperor flalle Selassie of Ethiopia held Sand of SaiicJi President went Chicago Rve open high Tay . 114H 115 uly . 112)1 113 low close tooslcr, McCullom. Walter Sylvcs- Glfti; of so cents or less were from 'almadgc Koark. E. L. Sanders, H. 'crduc, Red Parks, seaman first lass, Orovcry Kinsley, Jack Glassock, S, B. Fatten, Mr. Hosp, Inlow and King Ibn El Arabia. Then Ihe to Algiers. 'Hie While House doesn't say where - Mr. Roosevelt Is now or when he'll return lo the United Slates. However, U does say that Algiers will be thc President's last .stop on the road to Washington and lhal when he does return he'll have traveled more than HOOO miles. Mr. Roosevelt's right hand man on diplomatic matters, Secretary of Slate Stnltlnlus, was due to arrive In Mexico City today. ( Asks Approval Of Work Bill As It Stands WASHINGTON. Feb. 20 (UP) President Roosevelt this aflcnmon called for a no-compromise senate passage of the House-approved Work-or-Elsc Bill. Mr, Ilooscvcll made his appeal In w letter lo Senate Democratic Leader IJarklcy of Kentucky. The chief executive declared— "I hope that legislation embracing the principle of the May Bill can be speedily enacted, it will assure the armed service they can rely on the flow of necessary supplies and contribute greatly to thc succes-j of our arms." There Is no Indication yet of how the Senate Military Affairs Committee Is taking Mr. Roosevelt's appeal. But the group has been noticeably cool to the Worker-Else measure. Many members of thc committee have teen Inclined toward milder legislation or none at nil. The committee, now in its fourth week of debate on the bill, received just the compromise bill the President fenrs. O'Mahoncy, Ls a strong opponent of work or else Icglsia- llnn, wants thc War Manpower Commission invested with enough Irgal authority to holtf war workers 011 their Jobs, rather through cevern .lit yni'd and locomotive repair shops lodny. They dumped 2000 tons of bombs on the city The daylight strike followed heavy ultjhl blows l>y the RAI-', which struck In support, of lhc Red Ar- On thc wound In Europe. Allied offensives In west mid ciisl run Into mounting Ociiiuin resistance. On the western frnnt. the vance of Cnnndlnii First pushing rwi.« nlmosl-coi,., Goeh and outflanked Culcar, „„., slowed by fierce German counler- ritlncks. 'I'o the south, the Amerjcn Third Army hs ctwyicd the Moselle river "i 11 new Invasion of Germany. And General 1 Patch's Seventh Army forces dawn jiloii the amir border, are [aiming out from their small toehold ,ovor the sanr rive ubovo Sarrcgucmlncs, nd- Army Beat Off Enemy Counter-Attack To Score Gains Leathernecks Using Tanks, Flame Throwers Against Defenses PACIFIC FLEET HEADQUARTERS, Guam, Fob. 20 (U.!'.} — Americnn Marines nnve stormed and won tho niiini jiirfiolcl on embattled ^wo Island. And the Leathernecks iii-o tiehtenino; their gvtp on the field despite intense Japanese couuter-aU tucks. Admiral Nlinltj'. today announced T Ji i I 11 nll ' ncld ' Cftllc(1 Surlbachl Held, fell during the night after a tierce no-quarlor bultle which raged, buck mid forth for hours Tito blackness was broken by the "•"— - artillery lire, measure. proi>osc<l by the May N. 0. Cotton 220S Utilities Group Studies Service Ark-Mo Cashiers Hear Talk By Mrs. Wylic At Session Today Cashiers of the Arkansas-Mis foiirl Power Company today, con eluded a two-day customer scrvlci Iriitnltig meeting, hold at Hold No bin for n discussion of wnrlimc operating problems of Ihe clcctrl .service company. Since more than hnlf (ho company cashiers arc new. employees al phases of Ihe electric service business were discussed In detail Mrs, H, w. Wylle wns guest .speaker on today's program, whei she spoke on the subject of "What Your Customer Expccls", In which she presented lhc customer'.? reac- lion to treatment by employees rendering public service. Other topics discussed during the two-day session were "Review;; ol ID4J and Anticipation/; of 19-!5" by Cbarle.s fiay Newcomb, ircasurer of the company; "Good Housekeeping Helps", bv MHs Jewell Davis of the 1'orl.agcvllle office; "Customer Service" by CaJUn Bi r< | Cashier at Ironton; "Employee Cooperation,' discussed by Miss Beatrice white of the Mammoth Spring office; "HOB to Make Friends by Telephone" by Miss rtuby Sam ford of Cnruth'ersvlllc: and "Your Customers Little filack Hook" |,y B. [j. Thomas, assistant to lhc president of the corn- puny. A moving picture on "Telephone Manners' was shown during this morning's session. *|th Mdj Ladd, dislrict manager of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company at Joncs- horo. giving a brief talk at the conclusion of lli c film. The entire group was entertained al dinner last night at Hotel Noble, when an Informal program was presented which featured vocal solo-, by Dicky Grecnwell, accompanied bv Miss Jean Sarber and Attsx Wilma Scott, and her accompanist, Miss Bnba Stewart. A visit to the bookkeeping and billing departments al' the general office concluded the'meeting this nflcmoon. James Hill Jr.. company president, was In charge of the sessions bolh days. N. Y. Stocks AT&T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper . Belli Steel Chrysler ]." Coca Cola Socony Vacuum ., Mar. . 2200 2200 2107 2198 May . 2207 220!> 2193 2200 2205 OIUUCVMKCI- July . 2116 2181 2172 2113 21701 Standard "of N'J Oct. . 2123 2130 2121 2123 2125'Texas Corp 1 '... Dec. , 2118 2125 2116 2117 2118 • U S Steel 163 73 1-2 33 72 5-8 104 1-2 137 Gen Eleclrlc 401-2 Gen Motors " Montgomery Ward M Y Central .:.. In I Harvester 53 7-8 24 3-4 81 16 3-4 24 60 3-8 54 3-4 63 . ,, ' » lo si ells /lamo-Hirowors and grenades llic Miirincs, already In control of '° e fiolltl ;,"» h'i!( of the Held, which les parallel to tho cast coast of Iwo Inched forward. • Naval Guns Back Marines Americnn battleships, cruisers ancl destroyers clrclhiR offshore, heard tlio Uiithernecks' radioed call for support, and hurled shells into tho "Ighl. NIslil niihlcis fiwung over:, driving buck several Japanese lnncs which tried to raid Iwo And still (he Marines moved on finally, foot by foot, Surlbaclil aii-J floltl was taken, the Japs retreated tnc Miirlnes moved In -•.... Then at 2:3Q h, the morning a bnnwi- Japanese countur-nltack broke. Swift Jap soldiers raced down tho center of. the newly-captured Hut the battle-weary 27lh Regiment of Marines rolled with -the blow, milled, and then crim-god-'for- ward. And the Insl report from Sur- mnWcliI nlrfleld says: "The Invasion push is conilniiiiig.' 1 , ,/.:• . . > _,As the, |)rtju'c ' olijectlvc • 01,: .Iwo •• Islnml wna being wrested from the .Japanese, oilier marine forces were .raging in for new, but bitterly contested, gnllis, nil along the fringes of the island's eastern shore.' . -lap Forces Split Lieut. Den. .Holland M. Smith's Marines pushed clear across the narrow southern end of Iwo split [tig the Japs Into two pockets. Ana they now are storming the forbid'' ninsr natjk of towering Siiriba.chl volcano. Tho volcuno lies at iilic southern tip of TWO and : cnemy troops there arc Inyliig.-d'oivri 1 „ deadly fire on the American''posi- tion's, At the northern end of the beach- hcnd. which stretches about a third of the way up u,c curving fwo coastline, other Marines arc advancing Into heavy Japanese gunfire from cliffs over-looking the battleground. According to the Japs, n new landing has been attempted In ilml uea under cover of darkness last light. Japanese garrison forces arc stitd lo have met the invaders, and' radio Tokyo says that "furious fighting now is In progress." But overshadowing the news of gains or enemy claims Is the grim fact thai this battle for Iwo may be one of Ihc bloodiest on the path to Tokyo. Admiral Nlinftz says frankly hat the Japanese defenses on the rocky llltle island arc, "as fanatically defended as any yel cncoun- erctt in. Ihc war in ihc Pacific," V. S. C'asualttes Heavy And correspondents on the scene repeal again and again that the ad- 'anccs are being won only after the ^athernccks pay a high price in ilood. that this Is n battle of-slaugh- cr or be slaughtered. Here Is the story right from a ifarinc who waded ashore with the first unit. Sergt. Roy E. Heinecke of Philadelphia, told United Press war orrcspondenl Mac Johnson. "We andcd on the beach just as Jap mortar and artillery' shells started ailing. "We moved in five yards and rotichcd behind a sandbank, where we were pinned down for two hours y intermittent firing." Then the Marine added. "The order came to get off the beach so we pushed Inland." He's been pushing inland ever incc. -ivestock ST. LOUIS, Feb. 20 (UP)—Hog* .600, salable 8,000; top 14.70; 16030 lbs,H.70; 140-150 Ibs I4-H50; ows 13JJ5. Cattle 4,300, salable 4,200; calves ,000, ,all salable; mixed yearHnfcs nd heifers 'I3.7o-H.75; cows 9.754.75; canners and cutters 7.50.50; slaughter steers 10-16.15; laughter hsifers 9.25-16; stoclter nd feeder steers 9-13.15. rVeather ARKANSAS—Hain this afternoon, onight and Wednesday. Slowly rls- ig temperatures, Ihicago Whear open' hl.?h loiv close pr.v'l. May . 163>,i I64.H 163?i ; i64 - 16S 1 ,', July , 1561S 16SZ I551S 158K 156

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