Tuesday, February 27, 1945. THE RECORD HERALD—WASHINGTON C. H., OHIO Page Thr«« THE WAR TODAY -By DEWITT MACKENZIE— Guarding the western approach to the bomb-shattered cathedral city of Cologne is the little River Erft, which straggles northward across the rolling plain to empty into the Rhine near Dues seldorf, and if you will watch what happens when the Allied advance hits the Erft I believe you will be able to solve the mystery of whether the Germans intend to make a stand west of the Rhine. Nazi Field Marshal Von Rund- stedt has issued a ringing order of the day, calling on his troops to fight to the last man in defense of the approaches to the great manufacturing center of the Ruhr—the heart of Hitler's war industries. The marshal says’ all will be lost if the Ruhr goes. That’s a true bill, but the Ruhr is east of the Rhine and Rundstedt’s order naturally doesn't disclose how he intends to make his defense. It won't be long before we know—perhaps it will be today for the American Ninth and First Armies, driving forward in the center of the great battle-line are near the Erft as this is writ ten. That isn’t much of a river but it’s the last natural defense of Cologne, and Rundstedt will fight there unless he intends to retreat to the east of the Rhine If withdrawal is his scheme, he undoubtedly has moved some of his forces across already. Should the Nazi commander perform the tremendouly difficult and dangerous feat of crossing the Rhine in full retreat, he would have deprived the Allies of the decisive victory which they would achieve by annihili- ating his armies on the Cologne Plain. Eisenhower would have to follow over the Rhine and finish the job there. Only time- and riot speculation—will give us the answer, The great offensive goes well— far better than could have been anticipated—not only in t he center but rn the north where the Canadian First Army is driving against the German right flank, and in the south where Patton’s hell-raising Third is turning the Germans left. Its to be hoped Rundstedt will stand and give battle, for General Ike wants to settle accounts west of the Rhine. That would render the Ruhr and the approaches to Berlin highly vulnerable, for the marshal's forces are the guardians of the western Reich and Hitler hasn’t the manpower with which to replace them. Still, even if Rundstedt should escape across the Rhine we shall have achieved a notable gain. We also shall have the early satisfaction of seeing our heavy artillery lofting shells across the river into the great manufactures of the Ruhr—tile last big production center left to the Reich. Defeat of Rundstedt west of the Rhine would vastly simplify the crossing of that great r.ver by the Allies. With the marshal defending it from the east side, Eisenhower would be LESS MOVING I among tenants IN COMMUNITY March First Regarded Annual Moving Time On the Farm Scott's Scrap Book i as With March first at hand, and that date being recognized as moving time among farm tenants, indications are that there will be less changing about among them this year than at any time during the Inst half century. One reason is that there are fewer tenants to move, and the other is that most of the tenants arc receiving good wages for farm work and will remain where they are. For a great many years changes among farm tenants have been made on or about March I, and by having one day for moving, some times a chain of a dozen or more families would depend upon one tenant moving. In many instances the houses had not been cold from the fires of one family until the new occupants were moving in. At the present time there are less than one-half the number of farm tenants on farms than there were during days when horse drawn equipment was used exclusively on the farm and the farmers lacked other modem equipment than they have today. WR/kfPEO IU-fat HAV IS af. PAPAW Of T ropical america WILL BECOME ‘T emper over 1*26 SOUPS! , . j *1 Some I i A P ineapple IS ABOUT 89 per cent WAIER P oes P arlor * C om T aim opium ? YES nr I* can sleep WHILE -THE/ WALK • AMP ARE GUIDED 8 / T*< e PiAyiNc; of CERTAIN MUSIC I**’- AiI*# ?et- ^ faced with another of the war’s toughest jobs. However, he is equal to the task, for he has the striking power. I remind you again that the Allied commander has a big air-bome army at his disposal. One of these days we are likely to see fighting-men in large numbers descending on the Germans from the skies. We shouldn't take the present moderate resistance as necessarily indicative of what is to come. It will be remarkable if Rund stedt doesn’t give us some tough days yet. BIG FOOD SURPLUS MAY FACE FARMERS WHEN WAR IS OVER (Continued from Page One! OFFICERS FREED XENIA—Paul Denton Kundert. Osborn, naval intelligence officer. and several others known here were liberated from the Los Banos internment camp near Manila. 71 kf Mmftim rwff 9IlrVf MMIKf Of WHIG BHI tion is going to drop on the American farmer the greatest surplus of food and fibers ever known in the history of the world. Would you concur in that statement?” “Entirely”, replied Olmstead. Farm Income Peak The income of the average American farmer is now the highest in history. Testimony of Commodity Credit Corporation officials made public by the committee placed per capita farm income in 1944 at an estimated $530, compared with $179 in 1940. But the farmer’s peak is only about half the average income of non-farmers, the officials testified. Retirement Increases The demand fur federal old-age Skin Sufferers PSORIASIS — LEO ULCERS ECZEMA — ATHLETE’S FOOT THOUSANDS OF DOCTORS TENS OF THOfSANDB OF SKIN SUFFERERS AR* Colusa Natural Oil CUSTOMERS Thousand* harp written unsolicited testimonials TRV IT ON MONEY BACK GUARANTEE On Sale at DOWN TOWN DRUG retirement benefits increased steadily last year and is continuing at a record high level. The reason (as advanced to the committee by Chairman Arthur Altmeyer of the Social Security Board): “Those older people who have not been retiring, in order to continue work to help in the war effort. now find that their health is such that they cannot continue.” Jap Sterilization Proposed Rep. Johnson (D., Okla.) has proposed that Congress authorize the sterilization of Japanese aliens held in U. S. segregation camps. His suggestion became public today in testimony released by the House Appropriations commit tee considering the resettlement of enemy aliens. I will say for the record—and I want to be sure that it stays on the record—that we should make an appropriation to sterilize the whole outfit,” Johnson told his fellow committee members. The Oklahoman criticized what he termed the “pampering” of Japanese war prisoners and said “our citizens generally are getting fed up” over the treatment of prisoners and “so-called loyal aliens.” The remarks came during a committee hearing on plans to close the enemy alien segregation renters and return to private life most of the 112,000 persons of Japanese anrestry who were hustled into custody when war broke out. The government has released and resettled about 37,000 of the Japanese residents who were tak en from their homes and placed in segregation centers after the Jap anese attack on Pearl Harbor. Another 16,000 will be released by mid-year, and by the end of 1945 all but one of the nine camps will be closed. A $2,453,177,125 deficiency sup ply bill, more than two-thirds of it for the Navy, was approved to day by the House Appropriations committee. It makes up deficiencies in funds previously supplied miscellaneous agencies for the fiscal year ending next June 30. It also finances a stepped-up veterans’ placement program contemplating an army discharge rate of from 200,000 to 250,000 men a month after Germany's defeat, In a report transmitting the measure to the House floor, the committee complimented the once roundly-criticized Office of Price Administration for “performing a most difficult and Herculean ta.ik in a very praiseworthy manner.” The committee offered its comment in approving an additional $6,235,000 for the agency, to bring its appropriation for the year to more than $185,000,000. Stricken from the bill on the grounds it had not been requested by the War Department was a $40,000 request for reestablishment of the office of High Commissioner of the Philippines. Other items approved included; War Manpower Commission, $5,567,400, largely for additional work connected with finding jobs for veterans. (Brig. Gen. Frank T. Hines, Veterans Administration head, testified that army discharges would range from 200,000 to 250,000 monthly after V-E Day.) Federal Works Agency, $20,000,000 for constructon of new community facilities. Public Roads Administration, $23,000,000 access roads and strategic highways. National Housing Agency, $84,373,000 for additional war housing. Veterans Admnistration, $246,775,000, largely for increased pensions to veterans. State Department, $25,000 finance American participation the United Nations Commission lo the investigation of war crimes. Federal Crop Insurance, $30 000,000 to insure spring wheat, cotton and flax and corn and tobacco crops on a trial basis. Bats are among the most ancient of mammals. 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