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BLYTHEVILLE (WRIER NEWS THK DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOBTH*A8T ARKAN8AB AND BOUTH1CA8T MISSOURI VOL. XLI—NO. 299 Blythertlle D&lly Newt Blytheville Courier BlytiuvUle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader HLYTIIKVILUO, ARKANSAS. TUIMSDAY, MARCH 8, 19415 SINGLE COPIES FfVE CENTS RUSSIANS WITHIN 27 MILES OF County To Have Trachoma Clinic Sufferers Of Disease To Receive Treatment Here Mar. 14-15-16 A trachoma clinic will be held at the county health unit office licrc March, 14, 15 and 1C, in charge of Dr. D. W. Cosgrove, consulting ophthalmologist trom Little Rock, it lias been announced by Mississippi County Health Unit. All patients who have been treated tor trachoma, and members of their family, arc urged to attend the clinic, also all persons who have red, inflamed eyes or lids, it has teen announced. Those patients who need minor surgery for the correction of lid defects and wild hairs arc being notified to attend this clinic. In announcing the clinic, Dr. E. C. Budd, director, said: "Trachoma is a communicable disease, transmitted by direct contact, such as the use of common towel, and some of them jre,-quite clear, wash basin, end crowded sleeping TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS Preparations For Crossing Rhine Made i By DAVID WEEKS United Press Staff Writer Tlie Germans have lost their last chance lo delay an Allied crossing of the Rhine by counterattack. There will be no second battle of the bulge west of the Rhine. General ration's Third Army drive lo Ihe Rhine above Coblci'm has secured tlie southern flank of our new line along the Rhine, and that was llic last vulnerable spot. Fallen's men now have pinned the enemy back against the Moselle river In the south. Tlie northern flank was nailed down some time ago against the Mcuse and tlie eastern sweep of the lower Rhine. Thus, the ground preparation for the Rhine crossing is almost completed. All that remains is for Patton and the First Army to close the gap between Bonn raid Coblenz, and Tor tlie Ninth Army to smash the last remaining German roothold in the north, across from Wescl. Must Build Bridges It's also becoming increasingly clear that we'll have to build our own bridges across the Rhine. Despite the speed of tlie Allied advance in some places, tlie Germans have not let a single one •of the threatened bridges slip from their control until they were ready to destroy it. This was a long-shot anyway. That is why some persons have raised a question as fo why the Allied air force did not bomb the bridges-over the Rhine before the - Germans started their withdrawal. One answer, of course, is that the bridges were not left intacl merely - because we hoped to seize one of them. General Eisenhower probably has liiany good reaibns why he did not order the bridges blown out, "cven'.'irbm 'a 'distance.' For example, you will recall that several months ago, General Eisenhower predicted. I hat the Germans would fight the decisive battle of the war on the west bank of tlie Rhine. He certainly hoped they would do so. As he said at the time, the Nazis had the bulk .of their armored equipment west of the Rhine. If the Nazis wanted to use the bridges to pour more and more equipment west of the Rhine, that was all ,'rjjjht with' General Eisenhower. He wanted; to destroy the German army beyond redemption in one great battle, rather than a dozen painfully slow ones. And he could do it most effectively at the closest ireint to our air bases. It would have shortened the war. That explains, at least in part, why Ihe bridges were not blown out long ago. 'Enemy Changed Plans Tlie fact that the Germans did not fight the Decisive battle west of the Rhine is not due to Allied miscalculation, but to a very definite change in plan by the Germans, dictated apparently by the r unexpected Russian drive to the Oder river. Why then, did we not blow up the bridges during the last few weeks after it became obvious the Germans would not nut up their major fight west of the Rhine? As you know, bad weather has been the rule, and good weather the exception, over Europe during the winter. The Germans, by hard and costly experience gained in Africa. Italy and Prance, have developed a very efficient system of moving forces rapidly during bad weather and in darkness to make up for their lack of plane cover. nicy used the .same technique to pull their heavy equipment back ncrots the Rhine. When the weather cleared, instead of bombing the bridges behind the Germans, our plane.s struck directly at the German marshalling yards cast of the Rhine, probably hammering at the Nazi equipment in transit That was the best bet, to destroy as much fighting equipment as possible before it readied the eastern front. But above all this, it is debatable just how effective bridge- bombing could have been in preventing the Germans from getting back over the Rhine. Bridge-busting is a delicate operation, they're n pretty slim target from the air Unless pilings are knocked out, the bridge can be repaired readily Besides, reconnaissance shows thai Hie Germans had strung temporary pontoon bridges across tin Rhine at the important points- Cologne and Duesscldorf Tor ex ample. Even if' the nermanen bridges were destroyed, the Ger mans could have pulled their arm; bank on the pontoons. Tlie point is this, If the Allle can force a river under fire, tli Germans certainly can rclrea across one. The rule works both ways. Sergeant Eli is Suffers Wound In Philippines Staff Scrgt. Williiim Ellis, 25, was seriously wounded on Luzon Pel). 8, r Hie War Department lias notified Ills mother, Mrs. E. C. Harper. Date on which lie was wounded coul<l not be understood by his faintly as a letter has been received dated Feb. 15 In which he made no mention or having been wounded. The message read "seriously wounded." In the Pacific 30 months, Sergeant Ellis Is with the IGOth In- fanlry. His mother makes her home at 40G South Franklin as docs his stepfather. Gene Ellis is his brother and a sister, Dorothy Ellis, lives at Dallas, Texas. Cotton Ginners Study Problems In Session Here Oppose Free Classing Bill By Gathings As "Rather Useless" The Arkansas-Missouri Ginners' Association Executive Committee has announced important matters discussed at a meeting here Tuesday, which will replace the 1015 convention. In Ihe all-day session, at Hole! Noble, the executive committee heard George 11. Goate and Kcm- pcr Bruton tell or the National Cotton Council, discussed certain bills before the state and national legis- lalurcs, accepted resignations of the president and secretary, voted to have an election by null, and planned the working program of the organization for the coming season. A resolution was passed opposing the classing bill HF 1587, introduced by Rep. E. C. Gainings, as written. Say Laws Aclc<iualc In passing this resolution tlie committee assumed there already was enough legislation giving all farmers the privilege of having their cotton classed without cost, provided ..they become members of Smith-Doxcy One Variety Association, and is 25 cents per bale if not a member, making it in the opinion or the committee, "rather useless and a waste of lime to pass new legislation that would not derive any new benefits." Tills bill intends to require mandatory classing by tlie government of all cotton ginned with gin samples to be cut and guaranteed bi the ginner and presented to the government classing oflice. Opposition to the proposed den nition of "area of production" fo: cotton of the Wage and Hour Uivi _ate; Bulletins U. S. KlllST AKMV I1KAD- ()1'AUTI:US, jiar. 8 (W 1 ) — First Army headquarter* announces Mini dements ,,f the American First Army crossed the Itlilnr Ust ielil. The Yanks stormed across liw- irany-s sreal wcslorii barrier at 1:30 p. m. yesterday. The location if Hit 1 crossing was not Imruedl- att'ly disclosed. LONDON, Mar. H (Ul'l—I'rcniien Silalin announces that Ked Army lroci|is advancing toward the llallio .se:u'o;ist have captured B«r- I'nt anil liiR'lmr, ;u and 47 miles sl-bOiilliwcsl of Daniiff. slon was voted and the g rou | facilities. A person "wno knows or suspects he has trachoma owes it to himself, to his family and community to have his eyes treated, irst, to relieve his distress and to revcnt loss or vision: Second, to eep from spreading the disease, as is his responsibility to protect hers. "The sooner trachoma is treated nd arrested the less injury to tlie vesight. The longer the eyes go 1111- ealcd .the more damage will be one. Nobody.'dies'from trachoma nd, therefore, not many people jccomc alarmed about it, but it is escrying of serious consideration ccause of the great amount of offering and econooiical loss which t causes. Trachoma is sometimes called granulated lids' or 'red sore eyes.' t is a 'catching' disease." An important feature of the clinic •i that it gives an opportunity for he patient to have his eyes cxam- icd, diagnosis made, and Ihe doc- or and public health nurse to give istructions and advice to tlie pa- icnt. With proper treatment this, isease can be arrested and in the arly stages prevent blindness, it/ las been pointed out. Glasses will not be fitted at the :linic here. Approximately 500 patents ar issued annually to women in th United States in normal times. Assembly Ends Session Today Arkansas Lawmakers Bring Work To Close And Leave For Home LITTLE HOCK, Mar. C (UP.) — f's all over now but the .shouting. I'lic 55tli Arkansas General As- cmbly lias adjourned. Arter .spcclul ceremonies in both Houses, the legislators cleaned otf heir desks, shook hands, put on heir coats and Iint.s ami left for heir home towns. Tiici) the state capital custodian ?ot busy and began .sweeping the louse and Senate chambers. 'Hie aw-makers arc through until 1047, nit the custodian's Job is just beginning. But they didn't leave without a last minute display of parliamentary maneuvering. In the House, this bit of man- 3uvciin» included reading the en- lire Journal of work done In the lower chamber yesterday. That maneuver killed any chance of the House passing an enabling act for Arkansas' "freedom fb Britain Sends Powerful fleet Against Japan Royal Navy Force Able To Take On \ Whole Jap Fleet lly United Press British land, .sea and nlrpower Is rcndy to close in on the Japanese empire from the west. The buttle for nunnn Is becoming more and more »• full sonic buttle or Itbcvallon and thc'Tlrlt- ish inrormullon service reveals that Britain lias put a powerful fleet or bnlllcshl|>s ami aircraft carriers Into the Indian Occnn ttnd Pnclfic areas. The riritisli fleet Is capable of challenging tlie whole .lap navy single-handed. It inclmlcs the bnl- tlewagons King George V. Queen Elizabeth, The Howe, and The Valiant, plus the [unions battle-cruiser "Renown." Four big carriers arc known to be in the same force, Americans Closing Escape Gap On Nazi Army West of Rhine; Patton Backs Fourth Division LONDON, Mm-. K (U.P.)— On Ihe western front, imolhor German iimioiineciiHMif siiys A murk-mi Kirst Army Irooiw linvo tmrrowod Hie Nu/i CHCIIPU gup'Hoiil.li of IJoini to 10 miles. Tho two urmies, last reported offidiilly 25 miles npiul, uro convfii-KiiiR nloiiK the wool Imnk of tho Klilno. They'arc moving under, a security blackout So there's no confirmation of the German hi«h command report. All reports from the front- south of ColoKiui HIIV that German resistance IH c]i.ssolvm B into a rout, The Nazis «a many as i-iin trcl. to Hie Uhine, are crossing in barges, rowboats ami ferries. lint many more may not reach Iho Rhine beloi'O the American trap snaps There is no olficliil Word on the * all of them an: modern ships, Paper Bundles ToBeCollected Here Tomorrow Tomorrow is Scrap Paper Collcc- ion Day in Blythcville—If it docs- I't rain. Paper should be tied with strong 'ord both ways of the bundle, to inure correct packaging, and if plac- et on the front curb by S a. in., will be picked up tomorrow,'Joe Martin said today. In the case of rain, housewives arc asked not to put the paper out mlil the following day, Saturday. If the scrap paper is properly tied, collection will be possible in one day. loose paper will not be scattered to mar appearance of the city and it will be possible to ship he paper as wanted by the govcrn- ncnt, it was pointed out. Hardesty Baby Dies Tlie one-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hardesty died yesterday afternoon at the family home, two miles south of Annorel. She had been named Mary Ann. Condition of the mother was believed satisfactory. Funeral services were held this morning at Forty and Eight Ceme- tciy. Besides hci parents the baby Is survived.by a six-year-old brother, Eugene Hardesty Jr. Cobb Funeral Home charge. strongly urged acceptance by the Wage and Hour Division of the De partm'e'nt ( of Agriculture the 'join proposal of "area of production" pro sentcd ' by the National Compres. and Warehouse Association and tli National Cotton Dinners' Associa lion. The committee obligated the Ar kansas-Missouri Ginners' Associa tion to support the National Cot ton Ginners' Association financinll and otherwise in tlie program i connection with application to OP; for increasing ginning rates. Condemnation of bills passed b the Arkansas legislature rcquirin payment of Use TJIX on machine, and repairs entering Arkansas froi. oukicle the state was voted and tcl egrams sent Governor Lancy urgln him to veto the bill. The National Cotton Council's finance plan was explained by Mr. Coalc before a vole was passed for full support of the association and all gimicrs of Arkansas and Missouri. Plan Conferences Several district conferences in the two states will be held in Ihe near future, following refusal of permit for a convention this year. Dales and conference programs will be announced to mergers by mail soon, it was decided. Because of no convention, it was voted to have the election by mail. The nominating committee presented these names: John W. Mann ot Marianna, president; R. C. Davis or Charleston, Mo., vice president; R. p. Grccmvell or Hayti. Mo., executive vice president and secre- lary-lreasurcr; Mann and McGil- loucli of Forrest City, attorneys. Members of the nominating committee were L. G. Black of Corning, S. W. Boardman.of Pine Blull and O. D. Hall of Cardwell, Mo. Mr. Greenwell resigned as president and n. B. Grcss of Little Rock, as secretary, which now makes Mr, Mann, formerly vice president, as president until the election. Selected to succeed Mr. Grcss as secretary and treasurer, the title of executive vice president, was added 'to the office of Mr. Greenwell. For his sincere interest and services in the past several years, Grcss was voted a life-time membership in the organization. His resignation was because it was decided lo have a hill time secretary which he could not accept because work" anti-closed tional amendment Soon nfle Representative' \Ertrin- ~ot shop constitu- County took the. motion- ' entire recoid^of yesterday^ work. And he mustctcd enough volcb'Jo carry the motion. . The clerk read tor some 30 minutes, Then Acting Speaker Henry Young of Marion .County declared the morning session had expired. However, Representative Bcardcn ot Mississippi County managed to make n motion before the House adjourned. He asked that the record be expunged of yesterday'; vote which defeated the appropriation bill tor the State Revenue Department's hiring ol 21 field auditors. His motion passed, and then Ihe and passed the ami capable of dralroycr On tile Burmese fighting front. Punjabi troops or Ihe 10th Indian Division hiu'o broken into Diirmas iccontl city— the big rlycr l»il of rfiindalay. Reports from the front say ,Ial> •C'-Lslance Is dwindling and there ire Indications the Japanese may ivc up tile rich prize without a ioiisc-to-hmise campaign. The jap radio also has beamed i warning of Japan's imminent danger from American Invasion. And that warning probably carries real emplrnsls for Jap 'listeners. Far millions ol those listeners have heard American bombs fulling on their cities an:i ground-righting already is less than TOO miles Irom Lheir shores. Premier Kolso himself echoed previous warnings that Japan must fight with all her resources ir she U to survive. He called on his pco- »le<tpr«Mriricc everything, or face ''"' " 'ihllitlon. They also passed a bill calling T Ihe appropriation of $200.000 r the purchase ot a new heating •stem for the slate capital. _arkin Funeral ill Be Held Here Tomorrow Funeral services ror Walter Edwin arkin, 76-year-old rarmcr who died londay night, will be held lomor- ow afternoon following arrival or a on, Sergt. Ray Larkin, with the larinc Corps at Hawthorne, Nev. The Rev. Bates Sturdy, pastor of ake Street Methodist Church, will onriuct services at Cobb Funeral Ionic at 2 o'clock, assisted by tlie :cv. S. n. Wllford, pastor of First Icthodlst church with burial at :imwood Cemetery. A son unable to attend the scr- ices will be Pvl. Corliss Larkin in lie Philippines. was In Weather ARKANSAS: Partly cloudy this afternoon and tonight, Warmer tonight. Friday cloudy and warmer. Occasional light rain in extreme sovith portions, of private business duties. Tlie Colton and Cotton Oil Pies, publication will be used as a me ditim of news ror the members, i was decided, wilh memberships k include a subscription but confidon tial news will IK sent direct members. . Tlie new organization plan call ror location of a head ollice a Hayti \vitft correspondence to b sent there and a secondary head ouartcrs at Little Rock, In charge o Mr. Gress, assistant to the' secre tary, who will continue In an ad visory capacity. The meeting was presided over b Mr, Greenwell, with these membei present: Mr. Greenwell, Mr. Man Mr. Gress, Mr. Black, Mr. Board man, Mr. Davis, William L Ga of Paragould, Mr. Hall, J. F Koh of Hayti, S. J. Smith of Uixor George Hemphill of Kcnnctl, Mo Dan Felton of Marianna and I Highlill of Blylheville. ouse recalled ensure. size of the menaced Gorman force between Ihe two army pincers, but British mllllary men estimate It to be as high as ten divisions, anywhere from 60.000 lo 100,000 men, Farther south. General Patton 1ms sent six new divisions Inlo (he bailie In an effort to consolidate the gains of tho pace-making Fourth Division, before tho Nafcls can regain thblr balance. Traveling by tanks, armored cnrs and on half tracks, the GIs aro rushing inlo balllc. And cue field dlspalcli says has reached the Rhine north of Coblcn/.. Canadians 1'rt-ss Forward More than 100 mites to the north, the Canadian First Army Inis uncorked a new drive to clear out tho last German bridgehead west of the Rhine between Cologne and Arn- hcm. Tlie Canadians arc pressing In on tho bomb-torn Nir/,1 pocket at Wescl ami London radio says Uun- eral Montgomery's men have made Initial, progress. The Canadians are slormhii; German defenses on the high ground north of Wcsel which controls Mu> entire bridgehead area—and more important, llic. last, two brtrtncs iicrpiw the Rhine for over 100 miles. American planes went to the aid of Iho GIs and Tommies on the Ruhr front with a powerful blow at railway yards handling traffic between the Ruhr and central Ggr- maiiy. More limn 1300 of Jl Flood Damage On Ohio River Mounts Today The lly United flood which 'rcss 1ms turned hundreds of miles o( llio midwest •red lakes Is still .Is afternoon The of Ihe Ohio river l.s moving Under Water At Lake Higher Gauge Reading .At Big Lake Today; Stage Is 15.5 Feet .Water Hooded Highway 18 at Big Lake today but tratric was continuing over the slightly more than 200 tect under water at noon. With the gauge at the bridge 12 mllra west of Blythcvlltc rending 15.5 reel this morning, n rise of 20 feet in |hc past 24 hours, the lake was five and a half feel above flood stage of 10 feet. It is believed the rise will begin to slow up but that the gauge will read 16 feet before the water begins to recede. This Is expected to be early next week, barring more rain. Railroad tracks In this unprotected stretch arc expected to remain out of the water with traffic uninterrupted unless there Ls much more rain in Southeast Missouri. In the meantime, the approximately half do-f.cn families left in the inundated lowlands arc hopeful the water will recede in lime to plant n late cotton crop but plant- Ing radish acreages will be impossible because of carllncss of the crop, it was pointed out. mmy Uoolittle's planes took pnii In ranis on llic rail yards and also on six benzol and synthetic oil plants In the Gclsenklrchen-Dorlmund sectors. Bui even with American armies cracking (he last German defenses west of ttic Rhine, Secretary of War Stlmson warns that the German downstream, thventenlng new flood damage to farmlands and cities lit Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois. Weather Uureau officials sny the flood waters arc levelling orf nbovo Cincinnati. And Portsmouth, Ohio, seems to he winning the bailie to <ecp Itm-rivBi from flooding over hastily constructed .walls Inlo the nnln business and residential sections. United Press Statf Correspondent Gay Paullcy flew over the Louisville flood area In a Civil Air Patrol plane iodny, imd gives a vivid picture of tho devastation. "The Ohio river," he says, "Is writhing toward tile Mississippi like a yullow stmkc." And lie adds, "Entire villages arc covered by a churnlni! expanse of yellow flood waters. Only nn occasional , rooftop, cljlmncy or uable protruding from- Ilie' swirling wat- cr.i Indicates where people lived last week. ' Only trceloiis mark the normal river channel. Row- lioais drit the river, many of them loaded wltii a few precious personal .beloiiKinjH, as families pull toward the high land nml safely." Ton persons already have died Reds 10 Miles West Of Oder, Berlin Reveals Advance Soviet Units ,' Reported At Seelow; .'.•' Bitter Bottle Rages ' LONDON, Man 8 (UP)—The full dress Russian offensive aimed 'at Berlin is Raining cpted.; ,; The German radio sayc Malshal Zluikovs men ha\e pushed 10 miles «i"t ot the Oder river, Germanys last natural defense line to the cast, and within only 27 miles o( Berlin proper.' • Zhukov'h men have smashed across tho river six miles 'south'ill Iho forties? city of Kuestrln anil foiged a largo bridgehead between lhat city and the Oder river anchor of Frankfurt tq the south And a .stream ot Russian guns, men and tanks Is said to be pouring Into tho Red Army foothold west of the river. Advance troops ot the Russian foiccs spearing due wefct, toward Berlin, now aro fighting In the ouhkirts of the German city of Scelow. only 27 miles'from the Nail capital. ISoilin. at, ufiUiil, has announced Iho new offensive before Mo-scow. And, Ihe karl-j,. following another set pattern, say German counler- iiltncki have been successful and arc denting Ihe edge of the Red Army drive.' Ifowcvci, the Germans admit that furious fighting Is going on in the whole bridgehead area And they add thai the Russians have driven two aimorcd wedges Into-tho stronghold of Kuestrln. Ofhei Red Ai my troops are attacking the second Oder rli'cr fortress of Frankfurt. The Nazis also hayc scooped Moicow on 1 icuorls of other Red Army successes In Pomcrahla. Accoiding to Beilln, Soviet troops have icnchcd the eastern sulnubs or Stettin a-i well as tho'Stettin lagoon—which nut 'ti\f Soviet foi'ces about four miles riom"Stettin inop- er. 'And'farther east, other .Riisslari forces aie icpoited to have reached Ihe outer defenses .of Danzig with llic capture ot the Important ral|. town of Schlawe. army still Is a formidable fighting' 111 lll ° floods. And only miick machine. Although one-million Nazi WOI '! t ">' Army Engineers tins prc- Thc electric locomotive came nlo use about 1885. N. 0. Cotton Mar. . 2210 2210 2200 2105 May . 2214 2214 2193 2200 July . 2187 2189 2171 2174 2208 2213 2187 prisoners have been taken since D-Day. Stlmson says the Na/ls can make the Rhine crossing a costly affair. The war secretary also said that ",c American Army has developed some bigger and belter tanks which, he says, "Yo)i will hear from when security permits." He was referring lo the new T-2G heavy tank, mount-' ing a BO-nilllimetcr gun. Elsewhere in Europe, a roundabout Stockholm report says Adolf Hitler has admitted to high Nazi officials that Germany has lost the war. The unconfirmed report adds, that Hitler told his officers Germany must drag down tho western clvlllwilloii wilh her In her .detent. In Italy, American and Brazilian troops of the Fifth Army have consolidated recently won positions on the mountain approaches to Bologna. Oct. . 2129 2134 2105 2119 2127 Dec. . 2120 2127 2101 2100 2118 Son Francisco Greets Heroes Rescued From Japanese Prison SAN FRANCISCO. Mar. 8 (UP) A transport carrying part of the *>13 Army officers and' enlisted men who were freed.rrom the Japanese Cabanatuan prison camp on Luzon steamed through the Golden Gate od.ny and prepared to dock at a lier along the embarcadcro. The war-busy California city plans to virtually close shop, and lot only let the" 513 freed Yanks oiow that they arc welcome back n their native land, but that they are heroes as well, heroes who rank among the greatest. For these were the Americans who fought against the heavy odds of the Japanese invasion of ihc Philippines, who fought wilh their backs to the wall, and who endured the many long months of suffering at the notorious Cabaniuan prison camp after surrender. The commander of the San Francisco port of embarkation, Major General C. H. Kclls, says "Tlie War Department, the Army Service Forces and the chief of transportation have advised ,us,'.to make this reception Ihe biggest |i)ing ever. "That's what we are going to do," he says, "because these boys do- . Tlie ex-prisoners, many of whom will he seeing America for Ihe first .imc in more than four years, will be greeted by the whistles or every ship in Ihn harbor. And, IT General Kells has hi? way, every person in San Francisco will welcome the heroes home. City otriclals even suggest that schools might bo closed to permit children to view the welcoming parade, a bright, new chapter In American history that will be studied for generations to come. A few of the heroes already arc In San Francisco. They are 16 Marines of the famed Fourth Regiment., most of whom were captured at Corregldor. They arrived yesterday, and their return, In the words of one Marine "made the world feel all right again." One Marine has a simple, emphatic description of the Japanese prison camps. They're "worse than hel!.'> he fays. And another liberated leatherneck undoubtedly expresses the feelings of all the he- rocs when he says: "It I live lo be 100 years old, I'll never.forget those days at Cabanatuan." vented the further loss of life. F.D.R. Wants Quick Action On Manpower WASHINGTON, Mar. 8. (UP) — President Roosevelt wants a manpower bill, and he wants It quickly. 'Hie chicr executive held a conference with congressional leaders this morning, and he made it quit', clear lhat the lime has come for the Senate lo slop sec-sawing, and lo make up its mind about Ihe work-or-eisc measure. * Senator Alben W. Barklcy, the Democratic leader in the upper house, told reporters thai Mr. Roosevelt is hop in? [or a final settlement on the matter Irctore Congress knocks off work this evening. And Barklcy added, "We cleared off some underbrush yesterday, not In the right way, but still tl was cleared off." The senator was referring to yesterday's voting which eliminated several substitute measures. Test votes taken yesterday In the Senate indicate lhat If any manpower bill Is approved it will be the substitute bill written In the Senate Military Affairs Committee. It would do away with the House- approved labor draft for men tram 18 to 15, and puts legal power behind the War Manpower Commission rcg- illations lor employment celling! and hiring controls. Elsewhere on capital hill John L Lewis and the soft coal operators are meeting to discuss re-cmploy- mcnl rights for war veterans returning to mine jobs. The Un,ilcd Mine Workers chief hopes to see the reemploymenl and seniority provisions ol the Selective Service Act included In the new contract to replace the labor agreement expiring March 31st. / joldiers Saved From Drowning Army Engineers Act Quickly To Rescue Men Near Des Arc MEMPHIS, Mar. 8 <U.P,)-A tragedy has been averted by fasl- movini; U. S. Army Engineers in Arkansas. The District Engineers Office at Memphis rcnoits ttmt nil but one of an undetermined number of soldiers have been rescued from the swirling waters of the flooded White river near DCS Arc, Ark. liclwccn 25 and 30 soldlcr.s were believed to have been thrown Into the flooded river last night when an assault boat overturned. First reports Indicated that loss of life was heavy. But, the Memphis District Engineer reports, engineers in boats saved the men More Gifts Boost Fund For Memorial Gifts totaling $34 from dhtnnt points and Blythcville have increased the total of Prlvett Memorial Fund to $6054.47. With the committee negotiating to buy a house'and as much equipment as possible, with funds-donated, it is expected. announcement can be made of a purchase wllliin a week. In the i meantime the committee of U. S. Branson. Max B; Reid. Jodie Nnbers and Mrs. Samuel F, Morris Is planning for"furnilurc"tb lake care of the needs of a wife and eight growing children, so as to give them a comfortable homo in which, to grow up, following dcatli of the husband and father In Luxembourg. Mrs. L.. E. .Gordon, sent $10 for her husband, now ^overseas, who wrote: VI think this .was a very nice thimr to do for those grieved '»•" v ' . ' ..':•: From Brooklyn, N. Y. came $10 mid a letter which ,satd:.-J'I read in the New York papers' of the from the raging current. Tlie men were "* wearing lifc- ackcts at the lime of the acci- Icnts and Ihe 'Dislrict Engineer ays llic jackets- probably saved their lives In Ihe swift-running river. Two civilian engineers were In lie boat. The rescued men were part of Tpproximately 2000 Army Engineers usherf into the area to fight the threat of flood along the river. Livestock ST. LOUIS., Mar. 8 (U.P.)—Hog receipts G.-100 head, with fi.OOO til.- able. Top price 14/10; 150 to 350 pounds 14.70; 120 to 140 pounds 13.25 lo 14.25. Sows IS.fla. Cattle receipts 3,700 head with 3,000 salable. Calves 800 head, all salable. Mixed yearlings and heifers 12.50 to 14.50; cows 9.75 lo 12.00. Canners and cutters 7.50 to 9.50; slaughter steers 11.00 to 17.00; slaughlcr heifers 10.00 to 16.00; slockcrs and feeder steers 9.50-14. Prlvett family wlwll you be N. Y. Stocks AT&T ' 163 1-2 Amer Tobacco Anaconda Cooper . Beth Steel ;. Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric ,. Gen Motors '. Montgomery Ward . Inl Harvester . .... U S Steel Standard of N J 72 3-4 33 74 1-4 100 1-2 136 « 1-4 67 81 1-4 64 60 ; Texas Corp. .,,,..,.. 64 good enough to accept, iny. donar tton with the earnest prayers that her luck will be changed for the better In;her new home. With my sincere prayers and best wishes to the Privbtt family", it .was from Samuel J. Aaronson, Young Fash- Ions Shop, Brooklyn. '•'• •;""'' Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Ijockard are an elderly couple here who want-- cd lo share with the Privett fain- . lly. Mr. Lockard brought $5 to the Courier News office. • W. B. Nicholson, superintendent ot schools here, sent $3; Mrs. J. B. Westmoreland and son, 'J. B. Jrn sent $2. • ... ........ 'v' Mrs. A. A. Stagliano of Uthica; N. C., sent $2 in a leetler to Mrs. Privett which said "I wish you lots of luck in your new home." • ''.'• From Temple,'Texas', 'came'two gifts of $1. each 'aftcV a'!story.li'ad appeared 'In' a newspaper there. Mrs. Robert E. Carver sent the gift in honor of her husband, ScrgU Robert E. Carver, wounded Jan. 22 In Luxembourg. Her brother and his wife, Sergt. and Mrs. Robert O. Meyers, live here while Sergeant Myers is stationed at Blythevllle Army Air Field. .She .wrote . "I know, your city and the /people there will be rewarded" for this good deed." A "sister of Mrs. Carver, Mrs. Marvin A., Wheat, also of .Temple, sent .$1 and a letter which said: "My brother :there donated- something and/ I would like to oc another Tex'an to donate'to this family. My husband, Corp.'Marvin A. Wheat, has been In the Southwest Pacific two years, r wish the lani- ily tlie best of luck and t in their nty home.",' '