1945 Pierre J Huss with Patton Coshocton Tribune OH March 26
Patton's Men Want to Beat 'Ninth' to Berlin By PIERRE J. HUSS WITH THE U. S. THIRD ARMY INSIDE -- (INS)--Great c h u n k s of Adolf Hitler's military machine blew apart in ashes and cinders under the stunning impact of the U. S. Third army's into Germany. Powerful Third army forces rip-**' "--' ped and tore into the Wehrmacht at points roughly 250 miles below Berlin and only 280 miles from advanced advanced Soviet units. to take a chance on, particularly if Berlin or the end of the war beckons at the end of the road. It goes without saying t h a From vantage points inside this | rank and file around this battlefield now boisterously voice the opinion that "Old Blood Guts" is "going to wind up this show in it hurry %nd grab Berlin first." But I heard similar talk at Remagen bridgehead. Boys of U. S. Ninth army are saying-the same thing. It's a healthy spirit of rivalry and something akin race over the mauled body of German army is likely to develop in the fianl stages. German civilians and many captured enemy soldiers hereabouts r u n a w a y b r i d g e h e a d , it appears t h a t Lt. Gen. George S. Patton's b r e a k i n g storm may soon engulf . the remainder of the wehrmacht in spectcaular disaster. Distances like 250 to 300 miles cross-country are regarded by rough-riding Patton as something Clarence Christopher Dies Early Sunday In Local Hospital Clarence G. Christopher, 44, an inmate of the county home for the past six years, died Sunday at 7:30 a. m. at city hospital. He was a member of the Nazarene church. Â·He was bcwn Feb. 26, 1901 in Clark township. Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Lida'Adams of the home in Clark township; three half sisters, Airs. Velma P. Tanner, Blissfield route, Mrs. Claudia L. Canner, Killbuck route, and Mrs. Edith Snell, Blissfield; Blissfield; two half brothers, Wesley Â·J. and Walter Adams of Blissfield route. Services will be held at the Bhssfield Methodist church at 2 p. m. Wednesday with Rev. Crabtree Crabtree of Blissfield in charge. Burial w i l l be in the Blissfield cemetery, terday'the methodical also i n d i c a t e that inside Patton has been a sort of nightmare nightmare and special danger to the safety of the reich. But the fact remains that the complete smashing smashing of the wehrmacht for the being demands more than a Patton blitz, a good deal depends similar successful operations by other Allied armies. If the present weather holds and the current pace and momentum can be m a i n t a i n e days, then the collapse of the wehrmacht in the west cannot long delayed. The Germans are amazed. They don't know how to act. The civilians civilians stand around and gap* at passing show of Allied might. THE WEATHER OHIO--Mostly cloudy and cooler tonight. Tuesday fair and cooler. cooler. High t e m p e r a t u r e Sunday, 85; low. 49. Reading at 1 p. m. today, 80; low today, 54. ers put on thrir Sunday best despite the funs which f r e q boomed in the vicinity, went to church. It's a vastly different picture from the one being painted by Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels about the horrors of American occupation, and it makes the Nazi propaganda look lick.