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Biloxi Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 13, 1945, Biloxi, MississippiThe daily Herald associated press a and Nea features Herald building Biloxi Mississippi coast tuesday afternoon March 1.3, 1945 Herald building Gulfport volume Al Vii number 179 first army throws Pontoon Bridge across Rhine to Rama Gen Bridgehead$259,109,7004-Agency Supply Bill approved Washington March 13 up a $259,109,700 four Agency Supply Bill More than Hall of it for the rapidly expanding state department and a juvenile crime worried Justice department received House appropriations committee approval today. Its Overall total was $23,225,603 More than the same departments received for the current year. For the 12 months beginning july 1, the Bill will finance by these amounts the activities of the Justice department. $93.468.-900 state department $71,878,400 Commerce department $79,422.-000, and the judiciary s14,390,400. Debate tomorrow debate on the measure if scheduled tomorrow. Quot much of the $21,384,562 increase voted the state department the committee said is necessary because the department s activities Quot have become definitely intertwined with the economic and commercial activities of subscribing generally to the department s program for expansion As outlined by undersecretary Joseph c. Grew the committee noted that its estimated financial needs for the next fiscal year Quot Are not greater than the requirements for waging War As it is waged today for less than eight Quot this country Quot the committee added Quot must Avail itself of every Opportunity and every Means to prevent a repetition of the present grew had referred to the state department As Quot our first line of National the committee approved a $60,-000 item for expenses of United states participation in the United nations War crimes commission after state department officials voiced Confidence the commission would not fail to establish cases for punishment against Hitler Goebbels Vid other High ranking nazis. Embassy included the Bill includes $17.500 to set up an embassy in the Philippines. The Justice department s funds include a $320.000 increase in the anti Trust division s allotment. The committee explained that 22 cases held up at the request of War agencies a expected to be released for trial. The committee voiced a Hope the division soon would be Able to renew its drive against loan Sharks and Quot Clear up the entire loan shark singled out for commendation was the Federal Bureau of investigation and its director j. Edgar Hoover. The committee rejected a budget Bureau recommendation for reductions that would have required the Fri to close five Field offices and dispense with the services of 400 agents. Increase in arrests in support of this action the committee said Hoover presented a Quot depressing analysis Quot of crime conditions showing an increase since 1941, of 134 per cent in the or Ember of girls under 18 arrested and a 21 per cent increase in arrests of juvenile males. To help the Justice department Cope with a Quot serious Quot mexican Border situation the committee approved an allotment of $21,000,-000 for the immigration and naturalization service. During the first seven months of the current fiscal year it reported approximately 42,000 Law violators were apprehended on the Border Many spotted from an Auto gird acquired from the army. Approximately $7,800,000 was but by the committee from budget estimates for the Commerce department of which Henry a. Wallace recently was named head. Almost All of the redaction was in funds earmarked for the census grievances shipyard workers Pascagoula miss., March 13 up testimony was being Talken Here today on a labor dispute Between the Pascagoula Metal trades Council Al and the Ingalls shipbuilding corporation which led to a five Day strike of nearly 10,000 workers at Ingalls at the end of february. The Union workers returned to work March 1 pending today s hearing of their grievances before the shipbuilding commission of the War labor Board. Ingalls builds 18,000-ton vessels for the government. The shipbuilding commission was seeking to determine whether the company and the Union had complied with its directive of october 8, 1943, covering terms and conditions of work provided in the contract and to investigate methods employed in handling Union grievances. Principal among the grievances was a demand by the Union for Union membership for employment and permanent passes tor Union representatives. The designated representatives at today s hearing were Jack g. Day vice president of the shipbuilding commission representing the Public Edward Rowan labor representative and Robert g. Hawlett Industry. Their recommendations will be Laid before the commission in Washington. Mass shooting decreed London March 13 a mass shooting of women and children in besieged Koenigsberg was decreed by the nazi Gau Leiter after a petition was circulated asking that the City be surrendered to avoid further civilian suffering the Moscow radio said today. A broadcast by the free German committee quoted captured German soldiers As saying the City s inhabitants living by tens of thousands in wet cellars were dying of famine and pestilence. New facts about revolt London March 13 up the Paris radio quoting Allied press reports said today that the bomb plot against Adolf Hitler last july was Quot much More extensive than had been Quot new facts have come in about the generals revolt Quot it added. The broadcast As heard by listeners Here did not mention any new revolt City of Buestrin Falls to russian troops London. March 13 in German broadcasts declared today at least nine soviet divisions had crossed the Oder River Between Buestrin and Frankfurt and were attempting to beat toward Berlin. The Berlin radio said red army forces were striking toward the capital from Kietz on the Oder s West Bank opposite fallen Buestrin from a Bridgehead opposite Goeritz six Miles farther South and from a third Bridgehead at Lubus 12 Miles South of Buestrin and four North of Frankfurt. Appeals to youths Stockholm March 13 a the swedish norwegian volunteers association published appeals in the press today to swedish youths to enlist in a Volunteer corps for Quot Active participation in the Battle for Norway s the published Appeal said formation of a corps and the task of equipping it was proceeding under the auspices of the association and Quot authoritative by James m. Long Paris March 13 up the first army has thrown a Pontoon Bridge across the Rhine to its Remagen Bridgehead and has driven to a Point less than two Miles from the six Lane Highway linking the Ruhr with Frankfurt on the main a Bridgehead against stiff opposition and numerous counterattacks Quot said the dispatch from Don Whitehead of the associated press. 50-50 Chance on the Rhine March 13 up German pilots daring the barrage of american antiaircraft guns guarding the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen have about a 50-50 Chance of getting Home. In five Days the Luftwaffe has sent Over 135 planes including Stukas jets and Messerschmitt-109s in attempts to blow Down the Bridge. Gunners have destroyed 66 and probably destroyed 14 others. To Lay Cornerstone new York March 13 in reconstruction of the ruined italian town of Cassino will begin thursday when the Cornerstone of the first building will be Laid an italian broadcast recorded by the Federal communications com Mission said today. 484 civilians killed London. March 13 up enemy air action killed 484 civilians in Britain during february and injured 1,151 others according to figures compiled by the ministry of Home Security. This represented 102 fewer deaths and nearly 500 fewer persons injured than in january. The ministry announced that additional casualties and damage were caused by continued enemy air action during the 24 hours ending at Dawn today. Favor peace plans Concord no. March 13 up the plans of the great statesmen to affiliate the United states with a world federation possessing world police Powers received the approval of the first Plain american citizens to vote on it in new Hampshire town meeting elections today. In Swanzy. No first town to report on a referendum Laid before 173 voters in town meeting All 173 voted in favor. Return to jobs Detroit March 13 up with a regional War labor Board directive rebuking both management and Union 700 employees returned to their artillery Shell production jobs today at the Thompson products c o. Plant after a five Day strike. The directive upheld the discharge of six men pending arbitration but ordered reinstatement of 20 discharged workers and revocation of suspensions against 129 others. Constitutes monopoly new York March 13 up three circuit court judges authorized by Congress to sit As a panel of the us supreme court have ruled unanimously that the aluminium company of America constitutes a monopoly. The ruling reversed a Federal District court decision and returned the Case for further office to remain open with March 15�?the final Day for filing 1944 income returns and 1945 estimates at hand the internal Revenue office in Gulfport will observe longer hours for the convenience of taxpayers. This was announced today by James Mcmanus zone Deputy in charge of the office which is located on the fourth floor of the Hancock building. The office will remain open tonight and wednesday until 9 o clock and thursday until Midnight the deadline for tiling returns without penalty. Body of Soldier found under Bridge identified new Orleans March 13 up the body of a Soldier discovered sunday under the Mississippi River Bridge near Here was identified yesterday As that of pvt. Morris Shipley of Torrence calif., based at Camp Plauche Here. Camp officials said Shipley apparently fell from the Bridge. An autopsy and investigation however were being conducted today. By William l. Ryan in it. Gen. Courtney h. Hodges first army tanks and infantry pushed North East and South today from their Rhine Bridgehead with Force less than two Miles from the six Lane superhighway linking the Industrial Ruhr with Frankfurt on the main. The Bridgehead at least 11 Miles Long has been widened to nearly six Miles. The germans estimated that from 60,000 to 70,000 us first army troops were in the critical Bridgehead area�?30,000 More than their estimate yesterday. Frontier reports to Switzerland said Field marshal von Rundstedt once More had been relieved of his Post As supreme German commander in the West. He lost that Job previously after the Allied invasion of France. This time the nazi Blunder which permitted capture of the intact Rhine Bridge at Remagen May have been a contributing Factor. One unconfirmed report said that the nazi commander had been wounded. Bitterest fighting the German High command acknowledging loss of Heights East of the Rhine said the bitterest lighting of the whole Western front raged in the Bridgehead area. The German communique spoke of operations by Field marshal Walther von Model von Rundstedt s subordinate in the North and apparently now his successor. Red army heavy artillery hurled shells across the Oder the Rhine of the East from Buestrin captured after five Days of furious Street fighting. The key City 38 Miles East of Berlin May become the jump off Point for a great new offensive on Berlin in which three red army groups May take part. The germans said the russians already were across the Oder in the area merging several Crossings Quot into a single attack on a Broad 2� mile gain Hodges first big attack East of the Rhine opened yesterday gained Miles and brought the num a Ber of towns captured since the Quot dash across the Rhine wednesday to 23. Waves of Allied warplanes swept Over the Reich again today continuing the round the clock blows which Gen. Eisenhower said were having a Quot tremendous effect on the Berlin was struck by Raf mos Quitos for the 21st straight night after a Day in which Dortmund East Gate to the Ruhr and major Road Hub was virtually written off As a dead City. The Raf in an obliteration attack had dropped 5,000 tons of bombs in 29 minutes from 1,100 heavy bombers. 20,508 prisoners taken it. Gen. George s. Patton s third army drove along the North Bank of the Moselle yesterday whittling the enemy held Eifels Gap to a pocket six Miles Long and four deep. His troops captured More than ten towns and in the past eight Days took 20,508 prisoners. Third army troops were in the outskirts of Coblenz. Capture of Buestrin by the red army opened lateral communications skirting the Oder from one end of the first White russian army front to the other. An indication of the state of mind in the nazi capital came in the Rumor officially denied that soviet airborne troops had landed near Berlin. The germans apparently have assembled a great concentration of fighting reserves West of the Oder for the coming Battle. Other troops of marshal Gregory k. Zhukov to the North lashed at a vital German Bridgehead guarding the outskirts of that Baltic port for Berlin obviously in preparation for the next great stage of the soviet offensive. That offensive probably will be joined by marshal Ivan s. Konev with his first Ukraine army drawn up Southeast of Berlin and marshal Konstantin k. Rokos Sov sky whose second White russian army is closing in on Danzig. In Italy us fifth army troops spread into forbidding Mountain country Southwest of the Belvedere area capturing mount spi Golino 14 Miles Northwest of pistoia.40,000 acres of Rich farm lands inundated by flood Memphis tenn., March 13 up the main part of a seven mile private levee in Dyer county Tennessee continued to hold Back the swollen Mississippi today while just to the South tons or water poured through a 300-foot break that occurred saturday. The flood Waters have inundated 40,000 acres of Rich farm land and driven 200 families from their Homes. Convict labor sandbagged the levee and engineers hoped for the Best. The engineers said the main Dyer levee had a half foot of freeboard with the River expected to Crest in the area sometime today. Along the lower White River in Arkansas / meanwhile caving continued at Jackson Bayou levee and Brush and sandbags were stockpiled for emergency use. Troops sent into the area kept a close Check on the situation. On the Arkansas River a second emergency Loop is being installed at Hannaberry Lake just South of revel. A Large part of the main line levee was lost by caving feb. 23 and engineers reported the first emergency Loop had also become endangered. The weather Bureau said the Mississippi was falling at Cairo 111., and would Crest Here saturday.116 americans honoured by France with the first army on the Rhine March 12 delayed up France honoured 116 american officers and enlisted men today for the part they played in the liberation of the country. Under Gray skies near the shattered ruins of a former nazi building Gen. Louis Koeltz chief of the French Liaison Mission pinned the decorations on the tunics of 86 officers and 30 enlisted men Quot in the name of the Republic of the awards ranged from the Croix de Guerre to the legion of Honor officer Grace. Maj. Gen. J. Lawton Collins of new Orleans received the legion of Honor. Bodies recovered from Lake Sardis miss., March 13 up the bodies of two men recovered from Barrow Lake near Here yesterday were identified As those of tech. Sgt. Eugene r. Matthews Gas Tonia no and Hoyt Jackson of Courtland miss. They were drowned sunday when a Motorboat capsized. Matthews was stationed at the prisoner of War Camp at Como miss. Assumes duties As District Forest Ranger Hattiesburg miss., March 13 in j. T. Mccullough has assumed his duties As Leaf River District Forest Ranger succeeding g. M. Day who has served As acting Ranger since november. Mccullough a native of Georgia attended the University of Florida and Louisiana state University and has worked As a Forest Ranger for 12 years in Florida Mississippi and texas.$23,719,153,050appropriation for Navy asked by the associated presi Washington March 13�?congress was asked today to appropriate 523,719,153.050 for the Navy for the fiscal year 1945-46. The new Navy budget submitted by president Roosevelt provides for a Navy of approximately 3,-389.000 men a Marine corps of 478.000 and 173,165 in the coast guard. The amount requested compares with total appropriations of about 28,500,000,000 for 1945. At the same time. President Roosevelt also nominated nine lieutenant generals to be full generals in the us army. Secretary of Commerce Henry a. Wallace told senators he intends to learn How to Fly Quot to find out what the private air plane business will amount he urged it Federal Aid program for building airports in his first Public appearance on Capitol Hill since he was sworn in As Secretary. The continuing tug of War Over Aubrey Williams Rea nomination some Senate hostility to nurses draft legislation and controversies involving two River authorities today snagged congressional attention. On the International Point Comdr. Harold e. Stassen suggested that the projected world Security league should be sufficiently fluid to handle unforeseen peace threats. The House approved nurse draft Bill is heading for trouble in the Senate military committee. Several members plan an open fight. Supporters of Williams for Rural electrification administrator Are bidding for the votes of uncommitted republicans. Quot Well have at least 12 votes from the Republican Side Quot predicted one democratic senator who asked not to be named. The nomination May come up tomorrow. A ote is improbable before thursday at the earliest. In the Senate a vote is near on a dissension loaded proposal to circumscribe the Tennessee Valley authority. Senator Mckellard Tenn is sponsoring the proposal to require Tva to turn Over All its receipts to the Treasury and operate entirely on appropriations. In another dispute senator Murray a Mont and chairman Bailey dec of the Commerce committee Are at Odds Over which committee should receive a Bill creating a Missouri Valley authority. Bailey wants it in his committee where vice president Truman referred it. Murray favors referring it to the agriculture committee. A probe of the entire government corporation setup is proposed by rep. Keefer wis. With rep. Taber Rny Keefe contended during House consideration of the commodity credit corporation sex Tention Bill that certain acc employees had permitted speculators to Quot make millions Quot in Grain operations. Nevertheless the acc got its Extension for two years be continued on Page seven _ russian capture of City of Buestrin is major Victory by Dewitt Mackenzie in both the Western and the Eastern european Allied fronts Are boiling fiercely with preparations for the great offensives which soon will drive for a Junction in the heart of Germany and things go exceedingly Well for us. The state of preparedness in the two theatres indicates that the red command and supreme Headquarters in the West Are coordinating their efforts so remarkably Well that they should be Able to strike simultaneously. That is the Ideal military situation for it will put maximum pressure and it will be terrific on both Hitler Ite fronts at once thus preventing the germans from bolstering one theatre with forces from the other. Major Victory the russian capture of the City of Buestrin fortress key to the Oder River defences East of Berlin is a major Victory and one which goes far towards getting the red armies set for their All out offensive. The signs Are that they plan to strike Westward not Only through Buestrin in the Center of their Long front but on both flanks so As to engage the entire German strength at once. The muscovites May by pass Berlin. On the rhenish front the american Canadian and British forces on the Northern flank seem about ready to embark on further amphibious Crossings of the Rhine. Coincident with this the american first army has launched a Large scale attack out of its new Bridgehead on the East Bank of the pursuing japs for three years Berkeley calif., March 13 in a Young american couple and their three children managed to elude pursuing japanese for three years in the Philippines by fleeing from Island to Island. Mrs. Betty de carbonyl who recently returned to the us with the children after Rescue by Gen. Douglas Macarthur s forces related their experiences Here yesterday. She said they built 70 different Quot Homes Quot one room affairs of the thatch variety and lived on Monkey meat Rice and coconuts. She taught the two older children Mimi 6j, and Michael 5, to read and write by tracing in the Sand. Their baby was a month old when they started. Her husband William carbonyl. Has remained in the Pacific As a Navy lieutenant. There Are several reasons for this move. The immediate object is to Force Back German artillery which has been plastering our Bridgehead and the big Ludendorff railway Bridge that leads to it. Then too the Bridgehead is being extended to get set for the major counterattack which nazi Field marshal von Rundstedt most certainly will make if he is Able to do so. Furthermore the broadening of the Bridgehead paves the Way for the time when the american forces will push out into the open and present a dangerous flanking threat to the German line on the North. Another and very important reason for the first army attack is to try to draw German forces Down from the Northern flank. This would greatly facilitate the projected amphibious operations. Elaborate preparations while none doubts that the allies will get across the wide Swift River we certainly can t expect to duplicate the Luck we had in surprising the germans at Remagen and establishing our Bridgehead continued on Page seven weather news Mississippi coast partly Cloudy tonight wednesday considerable cloudiness mild temperatures lowest tonight near 57. Gentle winds. Mississippi partly Cloudy this afternoon and tonight wednesday considerable cloudiness mild temperatures. Weather report at Keesler Field for 24 hours ended at Midnight maximum. 72 minimum. 57 precipitation Trace temperature today 11 . 67 lowest last night. 58 meteorological record observation taken for 24 hour ending at 5 30 . Cwt today. Kansas City. Memphis new Orleans Pittsburgh St. Louis Kansas City. Memphis new Orleans Pittsburgh St. Louis 70 50 .10 52 29 83 62 .03 79 62 59 39 59 45 77 60 51 32 .24 56 32 58 35 extended forecast extended forecast for the period 7 30 . Tonight through 7 30 . March 17th. 1 Mississippi temperatures will average 5-8 degrees above Normal slowly rising trend in North portion till turning cooler Friday and saturday. Precipitation moderate to heavy occurring As scattered showers wednesday and again Friday and Bombproof shelters found by marines on iwo the following by staff sgt. Alum m. Joseph or. Of Washington do. A Marine corps combat correspondent is distributed by the associated press. Iwo a a delayed a some of the most luxurious living of this War is going on amid the horror and desolation of Battle torn iwo. A few Lucky members of the 21st Marine regiment discovered intact a series of ornately furnished Bombproof shelters which evidently had housed High ranking officers of the japanese Garrison. The marines promptly moved in. So Well protected by Concrete and Rock casements that they were scarcely scarred by the us naval and Aerial bombardments that preceded the Marine landings the shelters were fitted out like japanese apartments with panelled Walls and sliding doors made of one Wood. It a shelves and cupboards held food magazines phonograph and records tableware and clothing. There were soft cots upholstered chairs. Running water and electric lights made it difficult to believe that just outside was not civilization but a Sandy stretch of volcanic ashes camouflaging pillboxes bunkers and a network of death dealing Shanghai declared open City chunking March 13 in prominent chinese residents of Shanghai have suggested to japanese authorities that they declare it an open City chinese advices said today. These reports said some japanese officials apparently looked with favor on the suggestion but Tokyo s reaction was Uncertain. The japanese were reported already evacuating All japanese civilians and were said to have ordered 1,000,000 chinese inhabitants to leave. With sea communications disrupted and rail traffic subject to air attack however evacuation of any Large percentage of the City s 3000,000 or More inhabitants was regarded As extremely difficult. Repeated warnings have been issued from chunking against chinese travelling on japanese ships or japanese controlled railways. Reaches quota in waste paper drive Meridian miss., March 13 up Marion Park schoo l is the firs t in Mississippi to reach its quota in the waste paper drive. For this record of gathering an average of 100 pounds or enrolled child the school received a citation signed by gov. Thomas l. Bailey. The award was presented by mayor Frank Jacobs in a ceremony at the school monday. The school has an enrolment of 200 children. Vow auxiliary to meet in Meridian Meridian miss., March 13 in state officers and members from District 5 will attend the annual District meeting of the veterans of foreign wars auxiliary at the legion Home thursday at 7 . Mrs. Lillian Tucker president of the District will the visitors will be mrs. Winona Baker Biloxi department president mrs. Bertha Peters Jackson former state president mrs. Gertrude Drummons president of the Jackson auxiliary mrs. Beatrice Irby Meridian department vice president and others. Congressional medal presented to 100 men Washington March 13 to the War department announced today that the present War has produced an even 100 winners of the con Gressional medal of Honor the nation s highest award for valor. Included in the list were two mississippians and two Louisian Ianus. They Are second lieutenant Van t. Bar foot and Corporal James d. Slaton of Mississippi and colonel John r. Kane and staff sergeant Homer l. Wise of Louisiana. Workers sought by Veteran administration shortage of workers available in Washington s handicapping the veterans administration in handling a greatly increased work Load that has been experienced by this rapidly expanding Agency. A nationwide Campaign to secure workers willing to go to Washington is being launched by the administration. Brig Gen. Frank t. Hines administrator said these Are not Stop Gap jobs but Are expected to offer continuing opportunities to serve disabled veterans and their dependants. Allies recapture two strategic airfields in China and Philippines marines near mop up state in Conquest of iwo Cist bomber command Headquarters. Guam. Wednesday March 14 to i american Superior Tresiz is Bent upon destruction of Osaka s a a hidden factories Quot put the Torch to Japar s second largest City Early today. Target for this third mass Low level incendiary attack by b-29s on japanese cities within five Days was Osaka s most inflammable and congested area. Two thousand Tony of bombs were dropped the heaviest bomb Load yet to hit a nip ponese City. The area attacked is twice As Large As the Nagoya target in monday s raid and was comparable to the ten Square Miles which constituted the target in the Tokyo raid of last killed two women injured in head on collision Shreveport la., March 13 up one Man identified As t. Sgt. Percy Pope 26, from Glenwood Georgia was killed and two women Mother and daughter of Waskom Texas were injured in a head on collision shortly after Midnight on Highway 80, five Miles West of Shreveport. The injured Are mrs. J. D. Mclauren who suffered severe cuts and bruises above the head and face and her daughter Margaret Ann who sustained a broken ankle and possibly a fractured jaw. They Are in the Tri state Hospital Here. The Soldier s body is held at Barksdale Field. The Mclauren were in route to the Hospital where mrs. Mclauren was to get a treatment for a very severe headache. They were accompanied by Talmadge Harvey 17, High school Junior. He escaped without injury. In the car with the dead Soldier it was reported were another Soldier and two women. By Leonard Milliman i Allied troops have recaptured two strategic airfields in China and the Philippines to offer new threats today to Formosa and Borneo As american marines neared the mop up state in their Conquest of iwo Jima air base Island 750 Miles from Tokyo. Counter attacking chinese overran Sui Chwan in Southeast China and pursued withdrawing japanese toward two other former us flying Fields in China. Sui Chwan is 400 Miles West of Formosa closer than Clark Field in the Philippines from which bombers daily raid the Island. Forty first division infantrymen in the second Day of the newest Philippines invasion seized Zamboanga and nearby san Roque Ai drome. The a Field is the third american flying base on southwestern Mindanao Island and the first Large enough to Send bombers against Oil Rich Borneo 200 Miles to the Southwest. Seven War plants damaged super forts the big guns in the air War against Japan damaged seven War plants in yesterday s incendiary raid on Nagoya it was disclosed by reconnaissance photographs taken As 15 fires still blazed in the Industrial area. Heaviest damage was suffered by Aichi aircraft s Tokyo Plant one of Many in Nagoya which produces nearly half of Japan s War planes. It was about 15 per cent knocked out. Id and fourth Marine divisions were reported mopping up the East coast of Rocky iwo Jima while the fifth division slowly narrowed the determined enemy s narrow hold on the Northern tip of the Island. Tokyo radio acknowledged japanese were meeting continued resistance in Northern Indochina. This is the area in which the French Garrison was stationed. These troops originally told by the Vichy government to cooperate with the japanese have been instructed by the free French in Paris to resist the nip ponese attempt to take Over the entire Colony. Evacuation ordered japanese fearing an impending invasion of the China coast were reported to have ordered 1,000,000 chinese to evacuate Shanghai. Prominent chinese residents suggested it be declared an open City. Nearly 600 Miles to the Southwest chinese columns moved into Sui Chwan in Kiang province As japanese withdrew toward Kanh Sien another former us 14th air Force base. Other chinese columns recaptured Ruicheng 400 Miles Southwest of Sui Chwan and 11 Miles from Liichow. Liichow is another us airbase. Tanks led 41st division infantrymen in rolling overt Well prepared but poorly defended positions around Zamboanga. Mortars and machine guns were the most effective japanese weapons. No fight was mentioned for the big san Roque air dome the second to be captured. A third was built by guerrillas who control most of Mindanao Island second largest in the Philippines. Jap by let misses Gen. Smith by inches iwo Jima March 13 up it. Gen. Holland m. Howlin mad Smith commander of marines in the Pacific escaped death or injury by inches today. General Smith maj. Gen. Graves b. Erskine commander of the third Marine division and three others were standing on a Rock on Northern iwo watching the fight below when a concealed japanese took a pot shot at them. The general said the Bullet missed him by six inches. Quot i looked to see if there was a Hole in my trousers. It Felt that the party never found out where the shot came from. Commander of famed bomber outfit killed fifth air Force Headquarters Philippines March 13 in col. Richard w. Robinson of Wilkins Burg pa., commander of the famed red raiders heavy bomber outfit was killed with his ten Man Crew n a take off crash for the first Formosa raid of Southwest Pacific land based bombers it was officially Quot disclosed Here today. The crash occurred january 21 but the report was held up for the notification of his next of Kin. Robinson who was 25, was credited with More missions and More continuous combat flying and More continuous time overseas than any bomber Pilot in this theatre. Internees present Loving cups to Manila liberators Manila. Marrh 12 t delayed a thousand firmer internees of Terr a gathered last Nih at c the to u to nest a. cup it a the interned were presented to military units which entered and capt de Manila. Earl Ca Roli. of the Santo Tornay internment tee made a he presentations. Br.,. Gen. Hugh Hoffman o san , the received a cup Ltd a the e Ca a by d v s on maj. Gey. Robe t Beightler of Columbus Ohio the 37th division Mai. William Baj to Dale of Clarksville. Tenn., for Jie 44tn ta.? battalion. It. Pm. Hgt Kett Connor of i. Paso Tex. Who commanded the second a or Juaiil on of eight to cavalry the first element to enter Santo the nun of february 3, was absent because of military duty. A letter presented to h g our on behalf if the Camp said in part Quot the Nicht of our libera Quot. It a shall by an undying memory for All of us ant discrimination Law criticized Washington. March 13 it critic cism of new York s new Law prohibiting discrimination against employees was voice m the House today by rep. Rankin do is. Quot the White american businessmen of new York have been betrayed by their legislature and governor Thomas e. Dewey Quot Rankin asserted. Quot the White business men of America will be greatly insulted if we attempt to pass any similar legislation Rankin also declared Dewey Quot reminds me of Mark Twain a jumping Frog he has swallowed so Many new de .1 pellets he can t get his feet off the Soldier awarded $122,000 damages in suit new York March 13 in a for Mer Soldier who contended his injuries in a subway Accident while on furlough deprived nine Quot of the Honor and privilege of serving his country in combat Quot was awarded 5122,000 damages to Day. Abraham Calderon 22, of Brooklyn suffered head and leg injuries when he rescued a Man from the path of a subway train. He received an honorable medical discharge. Calderon s attorney charged that the Motorman was negligent in failing to halt the train in time. The verdict awarded in state supreme court was against new York revise menus of War prisoners new York March 13 it it a a Washington dispatch to the new York times says the army has decided that menus for prisoners of War will be revised to include substitute Quot foods for items which civilians now find hard to get. The revision is ordered the times says in a memorandum signed by Gen. George c. Marshall chief of staff. Personnel in charge of prisoners Are directed to Quot make every Effort to substitute on prisoner of War menus food items which Are easily obtainable and not in snort Supply in lieu of those items of food in which critical shortage exist the memorandum As quoted Bijj the times also says that the substitutions Are to apply Quot not Only to meats but to All canned fruits and vegetables fruit preserves jellies and All other food items which Are critically short.&Quot$16,000 received in county chapter War fund drive contributions to the Harrison county chapter american red Cross War fund drive continue to mount steadily chairman h. A Burrow said today with the Figur now in the neighbourhood of $16,� 000. The drive quota is $29,� 200. The official emphasized that the amount was exclusive of donations made by personnel stationed at the various military installations in the chapter s area. The drive is entering its second full week and already collection have exceeded last year in several sectors

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