Bob Robertson and Jimmie 19 Jul 1944
wardsville. • Wounded Twice Sgt. Robert H. Robertson, 24, a rifle squad leader of an infantry division, is recuperating in a hospital somewhere in Italy after being wounded in action for the second time, his parents, Mr. and Mr*. James Robertson, 2719 Powhatan street, have learned in letters from their son. ' Mrs. Robertson said today the War Department never has sent official word that her son had been wounded. His spine was injured by shrapnel from a German shell April 1. He was in the hospital for 10 days at that time but was allowed to rejoin his unit. On April 30, Sgt. Robertson was again wounded, this time struck in the legs and back by shrapnel. He has been in hospitals ever since his second injury. In a letter received Monday by his parents, Sgt. Robertson said he hoped to find out soon whether he could be released from the hospital. He is a member of the 85th "Custer" Division which advanced in the coastal sector of the main Fifth army front in the drive to join forces with the Anzlo beachhead. Before entering service May 20, 1942, Sgt. Robertson was employed in the metallic loading department of Western Cartridge Co. After training at Camp Shelby, Miss., and at army bases in California desert regions, he was sent overseas Dec. 24. Blames Hitler Continued From Page 1. 'President Has Disposed Of Wallace,'Taft Says WASHINGTON, July 17. UP)— Senator Taft of Ohio today offered this Republican view of the Democratic vice-presidential contest at Chicago: "It seems to me the President has rather disposed of Mr. Wallace. I heard a rumor, that the reason he left Washington was to get away from Mr. Wallace's friends." The Reference was to the President's assertion that he expected "to be away from Washington for the next few days," contained in Mr. Roosevelt's letter of July 14, stating he would personally vote for Vice President Wallace's re- nomination if he were a delegate to the Democratic convention. Taft, who served as chairman of the platform committee of the recent Republican national convention, made his comment at a press conference. * der in France, and the late Col. Gen. Eduard Dietl, commander in north Finland until his death recently in a plane action, sided I with Hitler against the older commanders. The captive said'there was considerable antagonism between older and younger commanders, but that the veterans were keeping silent and carrying out. orders because Field Marshal Gen. Wilhelm Keitel, chief of the high command, had announced that any criticism would be punished by death. '. Hofmeister asserted that Hitler, to affirm his strategy, recently called a conference of generals and admirals and he attended. "His (Hitler's) face was swollen, his voice was low and he got mixed up in his speech" the statement said. Heinrich Himmler, Gestapo chief, and Propaganda Minister Paul Goebbels attended the conference, which was described as a five-day school. g The prisoner said that, despite f the strange delivery and the lack of conviction In Hitler's utterances, some of the young general appeared charmed, especially when Hitler told them the way to vie- tory was through faith in Nazism "The older, experienced commanders viewed the speech skeptically," the Hofmeiser statement said, "we knew his words could not remedy conditions at the front where soldiers, tanks and planes are needed." ! Ex • Fellow Employes Meet in Honolulu Sgt. Ed Beall and Staff Sgt. Waltzen Berger, former employes of Reilley Bros., recently met In Cast to Be Removed . From Boy's Wrist Jlmmle Robertson, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Robertson of 2719 Pawhatan, who factured both wrists when swimming four weeks ago at Red bridge, will have the cast removed from the left wrist Thursday. i Jimmy, who had gone to Wood river to swim with Mason Abraham, Bill Phillips, Randall Dawson, Bill Flippo and Bob Me- Greevy, was knocked unconscious when he dov» from a clay cli" y into the river. The boys went to the aid of Jimmy and on getting him to shore called a taxi and toe* him to St. Joseph's Hospital. After the fracture was reduced it was necessary to reset the bones two different times. Jimmle torn a reporter the other cast would M removed in about a month.