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C., Pcstoffice Under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879._ • SUBSCRIPTION RATES BY CARRIER Payable Weekly Or In Advance Combi Time Star News nation 1 Week .$ .25 S .20 $ .40 1 Month - 1.1° -96 J.7o 3 Months _„ _ _ _ _ 3.20 2.60 5.20 6 Months . 6:50 5.20 10.40 1 Year . 13.00 10.40 20.80 News rates entitle subscriber to Sunday issue of Star-News_ BY MAIL: Payable Strictly In Advance Combi Time Star News nation 1 Month .$ -75 $ .50 $ .90 3 Months - 2.00 l.oO 2.75 6 Months . 4.00 3.00 a.50 1 Year _ 8.00 6.00 10.00 News rates entitle subscriber to Sunday issue of Star-News_ MEMBER THi ASSOCIATED PRESS With confidence in our armed forces— with the unbounding determination of our people — we will gain the inevitable triumph—so help us God. _Roosevelt’s War Message. • SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 1944 Our Lhiet Aim To aid in every way the prosecution of the war to complete Victory.. THOUGHT FOR TODAY I know1 no more; I only know She loved each one as some old friend And that because she willed it so, I, too, shall guard them to the end. She gave no gold to mine or me But left instead, a heavy debt Of love that keeps her memory As fragrant as the mignonette. From “Heirloom” By Arthur Grissom --V Two Essential Drives It is not intended to allow the effort to in crease revenues for the war on infantile pa ralysis to interfere with the war bond cam paign now in progress. More and more bonds must be bougnt if we j are to do our part in the winning of the war. j The goal line must be crossed, locally and nationally. Contributions to the polio drive are not to j be used as an excuse for reducing bond pur chases. They are expected to be limited for the most part to dimes. All that is asked is that everybody contribute as many dimes as possible. Too much emphasis cannot be placed on the fact that the dimes we give in this crusade make possible the continuance of the effort to safeguard our national health. And national health means your health, your childrens’ health, and the health of your neighbors and their children. Too often we forget that the individual forms an integral part of the national pattern and that the nation’s physical well-being depends directly upon the physical well-being of its ,. , i UUllUiiaiO. Poliomyelitis—infantile paralysis—strikes in dividually, sectionally or nationally. But whichever the manner of its striking it al- ' ways attacks without warning. Fortunately, through the National Founda- 1 tion for Infantile Paralysis and its nation- ' covering network of chapters, the people of 1 America have built up a strong defense against the ravages of infantile paralysis; while night and day in the laboratories of the nation Foundation supported research work ers fight on so that a full offensive againsl ; the disease may be developed. i By contributing to this cause of the people, i v.e can bring immeasurably closer the day when the childrens’ victory shall be secured. 1 -V- , Kaiser’s Message Henry J. Kaiser, industrialist extraordinary, ' told the Mayors Conference in Chicago that no people in history have contemplated “such immeasurable prospects” as those now on our industrial horizon, and in proof thereof mentioned super-planes, electronics, new-type automobiles, synthetics, prefabricated houses and air conditioning already in use and cap able of greater development when the war is over. But there is a catch in it. We can realize on our opportunity, he pointed out, only if “the American spirit prevails.” “When the wartorn cities of Europe are re built, as they will be, under modern planning and design, a new Europe and a new Russia may well challenge our complacency,” he said. If we overcome our complacency, “we, too, may build a new nation, not only in terms of the institutions of freedom, but in the physical manifestations of progress.” Men, materials, machines, power, initiative and “know how,” he said, will be available. “The big question is how such development can be financed.” In answer, he pointed out that cities are in a relatively comfortable financial position. It is up to them to assume their portion of the cost of progress. “There are thousands of miles of narrow streets. There are still slum areas to be cleared. Our hospital facilities are wholly inadequate. Many of our schools belie the assertion that our ed ucational system is close to perfection.” Cities must draft plans for development which will parallel the planning now being done by the federal and the state govern ments. Municipalities must get ready for "the new life.” Mayors who heard Mr. Kaiser may be ex pected to carry home from their Chicago con ference a broader vision of postwar needs and opportunities and inspiration to carry on with unaccustomed vigor, that their commun ities may stay abreast of the times. • Willkie Wants Nomination Political prophets in Washington are of the opinion that Wendell Willkie will make a strong bid for the Republican nomination for the presidency against all comers and will be out in the open by the middle of March. It Is said that he is planning a trip into Mon tana, Oregon, Washington and Utah, primari ly to confer with Republican leaders and prob ably to make a few speeches along the way. The seers anticipate that he will encounter stjffest opposition in the Middle West and con cede his greatest popularity exists in New England and the Atlantic states. There is some basis in appearances, if not in fact, to indicate that Mr. Willkie proposes to give the Republican field a run for its money and will go into the convention with a sizeable block of delegations all bound round with a woolen string. Whether he can add enough more delegations to those previously committed to him in advance to gain the nom inatioh will depend upon whether Tom Dew ey's backers back off, the MacArthur boom is busted and the old-guard element in the party becomes reconciled to him. His defeat four years ago stands against rim. His tendency to speak out of turn, his inability to weigh his words in their full significance, will not be overlooked. Now will the fact that he could not depend upon sup port at the polls of all elements in the party any mure than President Roosevelt, should he ce a f'i”-time candidate, could count on a solid democratic vote, be forgotten. The Washington soothsayers say Mr. Willkie loes not concede the nomination to any of iis rivals. Because conditions differ material y from those prevailing in most election rears, he may have the situation sized up correctly. It is conceivable that he will win .he Republican nomination. He may prove ;he most eligible man for it, in the opinion >f the party leaders. Then what? It is seriously to be doubted that he could oe elected by a party divided over its candi iate. Election would have to depend upon de tections among Democrats who still adhere ;o their party’s principals but oppose another *rm for Mr. Roosevelt. This creates specula tor. on the election's outcome if the opposing candidates should again be Mr. Roosevelt and VIr. Willkie. There is little reason to think that if the var is still in progress and the war Presi lent, Mr. Roosevelt, is a candidate, he could neet defeat at me hands of any candidate, rhis would be the case, if his opponent were Mr. Willkie who, beside having lost once, has >ince failed to offer any suggestions on na ior.al or international policies which contain naterial improvements over those of Mr. Roosevelt. Whatever the faults of the Roosevelt ad ninistration have been, and they are legion, VIr. Willkie has given no proof that he could lo better. Furthermore, the President is so veil intrenched there is no reason to think my man could dislodge him as long as the var emergency exists. In any event we may be sure that, with hese men again the nation’s candidates, neith :r could be elected by a strictly party vote, rhere would be such a jumbling of ballots it the polls as this country has never seen lefore. It is almost safe to sar that which if them won, the victory would have been nade possible by the opposition, with Demo crats voting for Mr. Willkie and Republicans or Mr. Roosevelt. -V Reorganization Some critics of the reorganization program let up for the State Department skeptically leclare “the more it changes the more it is he same thing.” They cite certain examples in support of heir paradox. One of the "new” features is he formation of an advisory council on post var foreign policy. Named in its personnel ire Norman H. Davis, chairman of the Ameri :an Red Cross; Myron C. Taylor, President Roosevelt's sometime envoy to the Vatican, md Dr. Isaiah Bowman, President of Johns dopkins university. It so happens that these nen have been advising Secretary of State dull and President Roosevelt since the war iegan. The group, therefore is not actually lew. It merely becomes official instead of in formal as heretofore. Another example is the appointment of half i dozen special assistants to the Secretary of state. They are Leo Pasvolsky, Joseph C. Grew, George T. Summerlin, Michael J. Mc Dermott, Thomas K. Finletter and Joseph C. Green. They have all been connected with the state department in various capacities. Again, the “new” feature is an old one. It is interesting, if also slightly depressing, to note that the design is identical with the administration’s general policy, especially not able in bureaucratic agencies, of shifting the checkers without replacing the “men.” This is not intended to reflect discredit upon Mr. Hull, the outstanding member of President Roosevelt’s cabinet, or the other gentlemen here named, but merely to emphasize the ad ministration’s jugglery. It is like turning the cloth upon the table when the top is either too dirty or too threadbare for further use. - Y --- Pipeline Breaks When German U-boats were sinking Ameri can tankers in home waters with tragic fre quency and Harold Ickes, the petroleum ad ministrator, proved incapable- of solving the transportation problem, the decision was reached to build an expensive pipeline from Texas to the Philadelphia-New York area, de spite the strain the project would create for the nation’s steel stockpile, already reduced by ship, gun and plane production. The pipeline was to be 1,476 miles long and cost $75,000,000. The line was laid, the monej spent and quite a hulaboo accompanied its completion. But it still is to be put in opera tion. It was no sooner finished that breaks began to appear. Faulty pipe had gone into its construction. Now there is strong prob ability that it will never be used to its full capacity. It was intended to move 235,000 bar rels of petroleum daily, but can’t do it. Sev enty breaks in the pipe during tests are evi dence of its weakness. Adequate supplies of petroleum for the At lantic seaboard appear as far off now as be fore this pipeline construction was started. It is an example of the slipshod methods permitted by Washington in the war emer gency. Expert inspection would have revealed the pipe not up to specifications. -V Tablet To Soldier Dead Following a proposal made by Cyrus D. Hogue in a letter to this newspaper, Wilming ton post No. 10, American Legion, has named a committee to investigate the feasibility of placing a memorial tablet to the men from this county, killed in action, at the Court House or other suitable location. It is Mr. Hogue’s idea that the County Com mission appropriate part of the money and that the balance, be subscribed by residents. The quick response to the suggestion by the Legion may be accepted as evidence that the plan has the support of its membership. We mav also reasonably assume that it will find equally quick acceptance from the public. If the Legion assumes the sponsorship ana conducts an intensive campaign for the nec essary funds there is no reason to doubt the memorial will be adequately financed. Cer tainly it is a small tribute to the boys who have made the supreme sacrifice for liberty. Wilmington should have such an imperishable record of its heroic dead. v_ Fair Enough (Idltor'a Note.—The Mat tod the Newt aeeapta no reapenaiblllty for the peraonai tlowa of Mr. Peeler, kad often dtaafr** with them at aneh at many of tit readera. Mia artlelra aerre the (ood parpaaa of aaklnc people thlah. BY WESTBROOK PEGLER NEW YORK,—Ever since last Nov. 3, the day after election day, except on Saturdays. . Sundays and holidays and one week when I was off on sick report, I have devoted a cer tain portion of each day to a puzzle pro pounded on Nov. 3 by my distinguished col league, Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt, in her column on that day. In that little essay, done the da£ before, Mrs. Roosevelt wrote: ‘‘This is election day One year ago I was in Great Britain and tried very hard to get an absentee voter’s bal lot. However, with one delay and another, it reached me just about the date I should have been home and so Miss Thompson and I both failed in our civic duty last year.” This is really a bargain puzzle. That is to say you get two puzzles for the price of one. What does that sentence mean: ‘‘It reached me just about the date I should have been home and so Miss Thompson and I both failed in our civic duty?” Did the ballot reach Mrs. Roosevelt while she was still away but should have been home and, if so, why didn’t, she vote it? That one has stuck me so far but I am still working on it. No prompting, please, or you may ruin my chance for the nine silver dollars and set me down with nothing but a box of vitamins. The other puzzle may be stated as follows: ‘‘How did Mrs. Roosevelt qualify for an ab sentee ballot as a citizen of the state of New Va.1,0" I believe this is a trick question, the answer being that she didn’t because the election laws make no provision for absentee voting by civilians outside the limits of the United States unless they are in the federal service, what ever that means. Is. or was, Mrs. Roosevelt in the federal service, and if so in what branch and on what pay roll is, or was, she carried and for what duties? Again and again and again, to borrow a term from the President himself, the people have been assured that Mrs. Roosevelt is strictly an independent in dividual with no official status. Yet an ab sentee ballot did reach her somewhere, some time. which fact, laid alongside the provisions of the law, would suggest that for the purpose of this occasion Mrs. Roosevelt was regarded as a member of some federal service. The provision for absentee voting in the state Constitution says the legislature may provide conditions by which qualified voters who are unavoidably absent on necessary busi ness within the United States may vote and so forth. The election law says a voter who is un avoidably absent on business within the United States, which does not include Great Britain, may vote as an absentee but must first go through some rigmarole with the elections of ficials, including a description of the duties, occupation or business which require such ab sence. Being patient and persistent at puz zles, I went to the authorities for information that might help solve this one, but even in Albany where there arc experts who know all, the answer to the mystery remained just that. Unless I am correct in my guess, and it is only a stab, that, like the Newspaper guild, which permits Mrs. Roosevelt to belong, al though ineligible, because she is so distin guished, the elections officials who sent her the absentee ballot did so for similar informal reasons. Now some people are sure to say that it is impolite to discuss these puzzles in this way, but I assure you that this is written in ad miration as well as perplexity because Mrs. Roosevelt and those who sent her the absen tee ballot Would seem to have solved in an offhand way a problem which has been giving Congress and those who believe in the integ rity and sovereignty of the states a great deal of honest worry. That is the problem of the absentee vote for members of the fighting forces who find themselves overseas, or ab sent from home within the country in a presi dential year. All this argument and the dis ruptive conflicts of opinion and principle could be solved by the simple expedient of passing around absentee ballots anyway whatever the state law may say to the contrary. QUU1 A 1IUIN& I pray that the Germans will break—that the psychology will get them. But I don’t count on it and I know the military people don’t count on it.—Charles E. Wilson, WPB vice president. * * * Our primary concern, simply stated, is to make the coming invasion of Germany as economical as possible by drastically reduc ing the war potential of the Third Reich and its satellites.—Air Forces Gen. Henry H. Arn old. ' v, Raymond Clapper Says: Cape Gloucester Yanks _Have Plenty Of Food By RAYMOND CLAPPER WITH THE MARINES AT CAPE SLUOCESTER. Jan. 20—(by wire less)—Our LST hit “Yellow Beach” at 9:15 a.m. after a 36 aour run from its N$w Guinea base. This was where Marine vet erans of Guadalcanal went in on Dec. 26. In 19 days after the landing our Marine force ashore had multiplied to six times the original landing strength, which is an indication of low fast we are able to bring up reinforcements. Already a beach area of six or eight miles has be come an enormous supply dump. I carried a box of K rations ashore, and a mess kit, thinking there might still be trouble getting chow. But I was wrong. In fact. 1 tried to give my rations away and nobody would take them. Capt. Prank O. Hough, of Cornwall on Hudson N. Y., said they had more :han they could eat. Tlie sigh as we approached shore was almost like a gigantic int hill. My first impression was me of crawling movement every where. I could see numerous rucks plowing back and forth along the beach road. There must ae more than a thousand trucks and jeeps in this one little area aetwen Hill 660, which is one end af our line, and the airfield at the tip of Cape Gloucester, about a lozen miles away. water, most of them naked. Some were bathing with soap, some were washing clothes, others were heav ing sandbags to build up a smooth runway from the ramps on the LST’s Beached on either side. “When you see naked men you know you are at the front,” said Lieut. Col. Philip La Follette, with whom I was traveling. “As soon as the nurses come in the men have to wear shorts.” This is really primitive. There is a strip of mud 20 to 50 feet back from the water to where the iungle begins. That strip has been made into a road, on which in spots the surf washes up under your jeep. Once our carburetor filled with water. The driver dried it out with a bandage from his first-aid kit, saying: “That’s the most use I’ve found for the kit.” Other parts of the road are be ing driven through the swamp with bulldozers. Ruts are hub-deep in the constant battle with the mud, which our driver says is far worse than on Guadalcanal, where it was more sandy and not so deep. The bow doors of our LST opened just before we came into the beach east of Cape Gloucester It took some minutes to build up a footing under the ramp with sandbags, and with beach sand pushed up by a bulldozer. Then steel mats were laid before our vehicles could come off. T_ ...1. . uiuw suvr unit; several of us went over the side into a small Higgins boat which pushed us up to the beach. We jumped off into hip-high surf. Although we got soaking wet, in a couple of hours we were completely dry. No one pays any attention to the rain, be cause the air is warm and soon dried you off. Trees along the edge of the jun gle for 200 yards back were stripped or shredded or knocked down by the terrific naval gunfire before the Marines landed here, and by the bombing preparation. Only a few of the men ashore are wearing steel helmets, as these are heavy and are required only up on the line, which is three or lour miles back from the beach now. I also saw only a lew wear ing spotted jungle suits. The men are allowed to wear whatever gives them the best concealment from snipers. Most of them, in cluding officers wear green cover alls. All the officers and men ex cept General Rupertus wear green GI caps with medium visors, the officers pinning the insignia of their rank on the front of their caps, where the bars loom up like miners’ lamps. Otherwise you can’t tell the well dressed officer out here from the men. All of them are muddy, and wear their shirts open. -V Daily Prayer FOR KEENNESS FOR GOD Out of our indifference and ma terial-mindedness, which we con fess as a sin, O living, loving Father of our spirits, we cry to Thee for forgiveness and enlight enment. Shed the light of Thy Spirit into our darkened souls mat we may be made aware of Thee. Revive our torpid hearts, that we, may live in Thy life. May we no j longer try to carry alone the bur dens of these dreadful days of war but may we share them with Thee; for Thou, too, hast a stake in them. Give us keenness of mind for Thy worship, and new reverence for Thy Name. Teach us to pray, with our lips and from our hearts. Suf fuse our whole being with a con sciousness of Thyself, our Father and our God. Strengthen us with might in the inner man, that nei her our faith nor our loyal labors may fail in this hour of testing. In godly fear and unfaltering hope, may we live for the day that will vindicate Thee and Thy truth. Amen—W. T. E. -—V Brazil is larger than the United States by about 250,000 square miles. PARTISANS STORM BACK INTO JAJCE LONDON, Jan. 21.— CP —Yugo Slav Partisan troops have stormed back into the mountain stronghold of Jajce in western Bosnia, former headquarters for Marshal Josip Broz Tito), the Partisans announc ed in their communique today. In addition to the reoccupation of Jajce, which has changed hands half a dozen times in bit er strug gles and last fell to the Germans on Jan. 12, the bulletin told of hard street fighting in the eastern Bosnian town of Tuzla. Elsewhere in the river valleys and along rail lines new Yugoslav successes were reported as the far-flung guerrilla armies contin ued to lash at German occupation divisions. In the Glamoc area, 30 miles southwest of Jajce, and around Prozor, 40 miles southwest, the lib eration army claimed new set backs for the foe. Tuzla is the hinge of a 55-mile front stretching through the Spreca and Drina valleys from Doboj to Zvornik. Doboj is 30 miles east of Banjaluka. Tito’s men swarmed in to Modric on the Bosna river 20 miles northeast of Doboj, and into Gradacae. Another 10 miles to the north east at Modric a raid on the Ger man garrison yielded booty for the lightly-equipped Partisan bands, the bulletin said. In sorties against rail lines with in the shadow of Belgrade and along the Dalmatian coast near Gospic, trains were derailed and German feeder lines to active bat tlegrounds were seriously impair ed. the Partisans said. -V NOMINATED ‘ WASHINGTON. Jan. 21— CP — President Roosevelt today nomi nated Colonel Edward Fuller Wit sell, adjustant generals dept., born in Charleston, S. C., for pro motion to brigadier general. -V 100 BELOW ZERO' A minimum recording thermom eter, left for 19 years near the summit of Alaska’s Mount McKin ley, showed the temperature had been almost 100 degrees below zero. The Literary Guidepost By JOHN SELBY “Work and Play,” (Books XXI AND XXII of “Men of Good Will'’) (Knopf; $3). Jules Romains’ ‘Men of Good Will” is like a spilled keg of mo lasses slowly spreading over the face of France. It now has run through twenty-two books, publish ed in this country as eleven vol umes, the latest this week. Slowly it has penetrated most corners cf France and touched most French mentalities. It also has gradually lost its force; what should be a cumulative effect and a gathering tensity is now a thinning flood of good words whose understanding requires the industry and patience that would be needed, for example, to unify and point up the contents of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Jerphanion is now running for a seat in the Chamber of Depu ties—if your memory goes back that far, you may recall that Jer phanion acted as secretary to a titled gentleman who campaigned for the same honor, many books in the past. The two books pub lished as “Work and Play” have this candidature as a unifying thread, and the ^not always happy relations of Jerphanion and his wife for cohfiict. She thinks the countesses of this world are for* every luring the men of the left from their true course, and she thinks her husband is a good deal dazzled by his countess. But all around this tenuous thread of story there is a glut of side matter that not only swamps the story but smothers the read er. M. Romains includes every thing from tire atrophying League of Nations to some strange deaths in a French country house. Old campaigners discuss their youth ful fire and regret its loss, mis tresses flutter in and out with varying results, men philosophize on the rewards of this life, and in the audience head after head drops to its supporting breast. This need not have been. M. Ro mains had and probably still has a sustaining idea of importance. He wants to hold up the mirror to all France, to reproduce the whole complex fabric of a singularly complex country. The French are a terrifying respectable people and very practical. M. Romains’ meth od is therefore un-French. A pair of eyes can't see all of a great nation. With " The AEF By KENNETH L. DIXON ISLE OF CAPRI, Jan. 18.—(D. ayed) — (tfl —The hardest thin* ibout visiting this spot that var forgot is when it comes t o say goodbye. People always miss the boat lere. They come to stav a tia md suddenly they look at the cj mdar and find out that weeks or months have gone bv. Capri Vis hat kind of a careless, timeless atmosphere. Because of it, soldiers who eave here are officially awakened when it’s the morning for them ;o catch the boat. Somehow dur ng the two days I’ve spent here" :he hotel attendants got me C0R' fused with someone else ana sisted on waking me several time," each morning to help me catch the boat. Only by persistent arK ment in dictionary Italian could I manage to miss it. But along comes Col. Joseph p Sullivan, of San Francisco.1 V, says (cussit) that I can ride back to the mainland in the speedbo*! 1 oe harrowed for a quick trip over \ so it’s back to the war. Saying goodbye to Capri means leaving such fantastic scenes as that last night. Sitting around a table looking nit over the moonlit Mediterrane an and drinking coffee was a orince, a countess, a barronness a couple of Red Cross girls and a handful of American Gi s. “The trouble with you Ameri cans is you're too soft,” said the prince, a tall, piratical looking hunk of royalty. On Capri he will wait out the war with the other royal refugees from half the coun “You let known Fascists con tinue to live and the Italians who are not so dumb at that, lose re spect for you.” “Aw. forget it. prince. Have sn orange,” said Corp. Frank Carl bon. 25. of RFD 3. Benton Harbor, Mich, handing the prince an orange he had just peeled. “What difference does it make, anyway?" “But it is not good. You will leave Italy no better off. with no more respect for America, than when you found her,” said the prince. “Oh, I don’t know about that," said Frank, reaching for another orange. “Look,' said Fritzie Haugland of Berkeley, Calif., “let's all hare some more coffee,” Fritzie, whose right name is Winnifred and who is the sister of Vern Haugland, Associated Press correspondent who wrote the book "Letter From New Guinea” after he bailed out of a plane and was lost in the South Pacific jungles for weeks, is one of the best diplomats of the Red Cross organization here. She stops the argument with cof fee. Later we a 11 walked back through the narrow wall-shadowed streets, listening to the chimes on the quarter hour, looking at the moon and wondering if it could be true that such a place existed. But now the colonel’s boat is pulling out and the spray from (he split whitecaps is bathing Capri in a rainbow mist. It looks even mote beautifully peaceful than it is—and it probably is the most peaceful spot in the world right now. al though the war is less than a hun dred miles away. Some day I’m coming back lo Capri. SHIPYARD STAGES WAR BOND PARADE The Fourth War Loan campaign was given another boost Frida! morning, by an impressive parade that filed through the yards of the North Carolina Shipbuilding com pany. The exhibition was headed »? the 143rd Army band from Camp Davis, under the leadership of Staff Sgt. Leo Eisermann. Military equipment was furnish ed by Lieut. Col. William J. Sutton, of the Carolina Beach combat team. Shipyard equipment with "Bat' the Attack” slogans also partici pated. While crowds of employes look ed on, the parade passed throug the outfitting side of the yard. Ti e line left the shipyard by Gate and disbanded. Army personnel were entertains at lunch in the shipyard cafeteria afterward. _v_ Anonymous Doner Gives l]‘ S. Treasury $18,909 WASHINGTON, Jan. 2! anonyous donor enriched • Treasury by $18,909.38 today a payment of taxes but "an mentary way of expressing J lief in a democracy.” . The check, received by Interna Revenue Commissioner Robert ■ Hannegan, was accompanied b> letter which said: , “Please keep my name out any discussion of this, have r cently been given some mnn t which is more than I need or '‘.at This money was tax exempt j in distributing it I want to ^ some to the government wnt'1? believe it can do the great? amount of good.” The donor did not explain bo he arrived at the amount. -V OFFICERS NOMINATED WASHINGTON, Jan. 21- " Maj. Gen Walter Bedell Smitn. chief of staff to Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, and Maj. Gen. Gc' Urunert. commanding the Easter Defense Command, were nomin^' sd by President Roosevelt toast lor promotion to the temporal ran?* of lieutenant general.