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i The Weather Sunday some cloudiness and continued coo?. ^UY WAR BOND? BUY WAR STAMPS VOL. LXX.VII.—NO. 264 CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 194-1- Direct Associtttd Prtts Strvict PRICE TEN CEiNTS PATROLS REACH SKY TROOPS On Four War Fronts Near Weight of Allied Air Supremacy May Collapse Enemy Defensive Dikes At Any Moment. By K1RKE L. SIMPSON Associated Press War Analyst The elements of decisive military disaster were present for Nazi Germany on four war fronts this late September week-end. Given good weather to bring the full weight of Russian and Allied air supremacy into sustained play and simultaneous collapse of enemy difensive dikes east, west and south nrieht come at any moment. It would lend a flood tide of United Nations forces pouring across the Rhine and the Vistula, and up through Italian, ' Balkan and Hungarian gateways in converging stabs at the heart of Nazi- dom. * * * * * * * * Soviets Spring Trap In Estonia Fall Of Parnu Yanks Getting Cuts Off Nazi G li m P se , 0f ,f° Escape Route Marines Punch Out New Gams River Valleyjlii Palau Isles Thousands of Foe Pinched Off By Russians In .Swiff Drive Across Country 1 NAVAL PLANES BLAST \ 'irccirr G TJ\J llijkjILljj 111 Smash Through Center of German Gothic Line On North Italy Front By NOLAND NORGAARD Rome, Sept. 23—(/P)—American Bat lie Their Way Northward 1,000 Yards; Now Control One-Third Peleliu By VERN HAUGLAND U. S. Pacific Fleet Headquarters, forces have smashed through"the Pcarl Harbor, Sept. 23 (JP) — Punch- center of the German Gothic Line| ing out rew 6 ains on Japan's stra- rrnv nnd ar e looking down on the Po! teglc P elell u "i the Palau islands trULr| VaUey of Northern Italy it was dis-! 515 nules enst : of tn e Philippines, I closed tonight, while the British '' Amen can Marines were reported by of Estonia Appears To Be Only Quick Mop-Up t Job - Ei B nth . iy on the East Coast, j fighting out onto the Po plains, pushed the Nazis out of strategic road'and rail positions. Sid Feder, Associated Press correspondent with the Fifth Army, said By \V. W. HERCHER London, Sunday, Sept. 24 Russian troops racing across Estonia reached the west coast yesterday. At the very moment the battle of J, a P. t , uri , n ?, P°rt of Parnu on the , the Rhine reached its crisis at Arn- Gulf of Ri sa and sealing off thou- hem in east central Holland there came word of Nazi defeats in the east and the south. Russian-Polish columns were reported across the Vistula at last and in Warsaw itself, insuring the fall of the critical central anchorage of the German eastern line. Other Red forces were moving Into the Hungarian plain from the Transylvanian Alps, within striking distance of « P 4' J * ? C. 7 «««««:e <» Hnn, captured Estonian capital V2 * he * UdB P E l t . 55*. * Ha21 SDUth - miles to the north. eastern communications In Italy the colla.ps* of the Gothic front had begun with Allied capture of Rimini, it* Adriatic bolt position. A blitikriej invasion of the Po valley was imminent, to bring- Allied liberation of all Italy and a swift Allied junction with the Russians in the Balkan,peninsula in sifht. A Nazi flijht from Crete, the Islands of the Aegean and the Peleponnesus if not all Greece, Albania and southern Yugoslavia was credibly reported. The potentijwlo or u- Allied trap that could, turn the Balkan peninsula into a prison camp of death scene for cut-off German forces were too clearly apparent to be ignored by Berlan. That had already happened in Estonia, the Balkan states, and in western Holland, It was on the verge of hap- sands of Germans in a week-old offensive which is estimated to have fleet headquarters today to have battled their way northward a thousand or more yards Friday and engulfed the west coast village of Garekoni. The leathernecks now control , . trie exact location of the new American positions could not be disclosed, but that, "it seems safe to say the smash which carried Fifth Army troops over some of the tallest peaks in Italy to where the broad Lombardy plain—at the gateway of which lies Bologna—is unfolded before them, tore the heart out of the ! Gothic Line at a point where it was men. The Red Army aided by an Estonian corps captured Parnu in another two-miles-an-hour advance from Paide. 50 miles to the northeast, and its fall cut the land escape routes for thousands of a bewildered foe caught between Parnu and Tal- At sea Red naval planes pursued some German ships which escaped from Tallinn "with troops aboard. Near ing- Bologna. Previous reports had put the Americans 28 miles south of Bologna at the southern threshold of strategic Futa Pass. • The American advance was rammed home with one of the heaviest During Friday the Soviet airmen j° n the western seaward flank was sank 11 of these evacuation vessels, i well on the way to capturing Its artillery concentrations of the war, dlo broadcast Saturday stating that with some German prisoners re- — " porting the shellfire had cut some of their battalions to as few as 60 men. The Brazilian expeditionary force and apparently thousands of Germans perished in the Gulf of Finland. Fall of Ripa. Imminent • The fall of Riga, Latvian capital 97 miles south of Parnu, appeared imminent as four powerful Soviet armies pressed the speedy cleanup of Estonia and Latvia in sensational gains. Some Russian units were fighting in Riga's outer southern defenses, and Red artillery -was laying down barrages on Nazi positions in the strategic city. The Soviet victories in Estonia and Latvia were regarded merely as the forerunner of great attacks on East Prussia, in Poland and on Hungary. They shortened the front by more than 120 miles, gave the first big objective, hammering on 20 miles northwest of Pisa to within 23 miles of the Italian port of La Spezia. Lt. Gen. Sir Oliver Leese's Eighth Army routed the last enemy troops south of the Marecchlo river, which flows through the fallen eastern Gothic Line anchor of Rimini and was swiftly .deepening the bridgehead across the stream which puts it out on the Po plain. Rounding Up Prisoners As they fought out on the ancient Via Aemilia, a highway which runs along the southern edge of the Po Valley 75 miles northwest to Bologna British and Canadian troops were rounding up an increasing number of prisoners. pening to Nazi lost legions in Fin- Re d fleet new bases and the air! Other Eighth Army foices were land and northern Norway. I force fields from which the Russians fighting straight north toward Ra; can control two-thirds of the Baltic venna, 34 miles beyond Rimini The whole vast sweep of-west- • •=»» I j_i..,.._ ..., .. ' , ern industrial Germany was close under Allied guns as well as air attack from the Rhine iSea. Order of the Ihxy Premier-Marshal Joseph Stalin in an order of the day announced the delta to the Vosges. The last German abandoned jrarrisons in Brittany and Belgium were being blasted into submission. A Russian steam-roller in the Baltic states was grinding Nazi resistance to powder. To cap all these actual and potential military disasters for the foe there came from the Allied advanced posts on German soil in the west toward the week-end press intimations of slumping civilian morale within the Reich itself. Enraged Taxicah Driver Runs Down Four Men New York, Sept. 23 W 3 )— An enraged ta^itab driver, seeking revenge after a barroom argument, deliberately ran down four .men early today. Injuring one critically, police said. Police said the driver waited in his cab and trailed the men until they crossed a street. Then, travel- ling at great speed, he struck the quartet squarely and raced on, leaving his victims unconscious. An alarm was issued for the driver. Annuls Pensions of 15 Fascists' Widows Rome, sept. 23 ypj — The government of Ivanoe Bonomi today annulled the pensions of widows of 15 Fascists, Including Mrs. Italo Balbo who was receiving 100,000 lire yearly. Marshal Balbo. killed in Africa, led the mass Italian trans- Atlantic flight to Chicago In 1933. capture of Parnu, Estonia's second port, a few hours after Berlin radio said that the Red Army hnd begun a "major attack" near the Hungarian-annexed Transyh-nnian capital of Cluj aimed at trapping all Axis troops in eastern Hungary and Slovakia. Parnu is Estonia's second largest port and the Germans depended heavily on it to get their defeated troops out of the country. The Germans were reported to have assembled an evacuation fleet of light vessels there. The order of the day was broadcast from Moscow and recorded here by the Soviet monitor. Moscow dispatches also said that an entry into pre-war Hungary was imminent, and an unconfirmed French radio broadcast said the Red Army already had crossed the Hungarian border and was "advancing In the direction of Budapest," Magyar capital. 50-Mile Leap The fall of Parnu represented another 50-mile leap by Marshal Leonid A. Govorov's Leningrad army forces In 24 hours. The port, at the northeastern end of the Gulf of RiBR. 97 miles north of the Latvian capital of Riga, lies 50 miles southwest of Paide, junction city taken Friday by Russian units which cut toward the gulf while other forces seized Tallinn. Govorov's troops were engaged In a race to envelop scores of thousands of beaten Germans routed amid the lakes and forests of Estonia and who are fleeing toward the imperilled Riga corridor. The Soviet dnily communique said the Russians under Govorov had captured 700 localities for a week's (Continued on Page x. Col. 6) ! driving before them concentrations of enemy troops whii were raked yesterday by the fire of the British destroyer Loyal. The advances also put the eighth Army astride rail lines which run northwest to the big Italian industrial city of Milan. The clandestine pro-Allied Milan radio declared the Germans had been clearing out of that area for j several days and a general strike Heavy Aerial Assault There was no official confirmation of this report, but heavy aerial assault on communications in the area of Milan Indicated that the movement of enemy troops was substantial. Medium bombers singled out dozens of highway and railway bridges from northeast of Venice westward to Milan in nn attempt to maroon and destroy ns much of Field Marshal Gen. Albert Kesselring's army ns possible. Kesselring's position along the whole Apcnnine front was becoming ~iore precarious hourly. His casualties were high In the about three-fourths of the Island. As the Yank conquest of Peleliu quickened, even in the face of furious Japanese resistance, other Marines occupied a small unnamed island off the east coast a thousand yards north of American-held Ngabad. Aerial Strikes The Navy communique also told of widespread American aerial strikes against other Japanese island bases. •The battling in the Palau Islands,; chief Japanese barrier protecting', the eastern approach to the Phil- j ippines, and the recent carrier plane raids on the Manila area, were underscored by a Japanese ra- Yanks In Holland 9 s First Liberated City While citizens stand by, American soldiers cross first city in Holland to be freed by the Allies. a railroad at the ancient Dutch city of Maastricht the Philippine puppet government had declared war on the United States and Britain. American patrol vessels sighted and tore into seven Japanese barges Friday in a narrow channel separating: Peleliu and Ngessebus Islands. One barge was sunk. The others, driven onto Peleliu beaches, were destroyed by naval gunfire and bombing and strafing planes. It was not known whether the Japanese were attempting to reiiifoi'ce their Peleliu defenders or to evacuate survivors of the bloody battling with the Marines. Jap Leave 7,020 Killed The Navy communique said Japanese dead on Peleliu through Friday reached a total of 7,020 out of an estimated original parrison of 10,000. The enemy dead on Anguar, already conquered by American soldiers of the Wildcat Division, totaled 950. Anguar is six miles southwest of Peleliu. The Marines on Peleliu already control the airfield and the east coast. Slowly but surely they are driving the surviving Japanese northward up the west coast from strongly fortified positions on "Bloody Nose Ridge." Headquarters said carrier-based planes hit Yap last Thursday but found few worthwhile targets. Yap, less than 500 miles northeast of the Palaus, is another Japanese guardian off the Pacific side of the Philippines. Pagan and Anatahan Islands, in the Marianas, were lashed by American Thunderbolts Thursday. Ro, to, In the same group, was hit by Marine airmen. Their targets were the phosphate plant and storage facilities. Bombers Sink Barges Army liberators bombed shipping at Chichi Jima, in the Bonins 615 miles south of Tokyo. One barge was sunk. Near misses were scored on a freighter and large explosions were observed in the harbor area. Marcus island, 1,200 miles southeast of Tokyo, also wns bombed Thursday. Ponape, in the Cnro- Roosevelt Squares! Mor g enthau f\ff T- >-i . Splits Cabinet Uii r or. Campaign Group Open In Strong Address Charges GOP "Most Common or Garden Variety of Fraud" Qn The Beam [Treasury Secretary Sponsors Plan for Destroying Germany As Industrial Slate lines, and Jaluls. In the Marshall* "IS. DBB ? n , l ° 7"% lnc , P° JIS ™ were hammered by Yank air raiders. publlc °P m!on - thc President said. The Tokyo broadcast on the Philippine puppet declaration of war said the Japanese government was By HOWARD W. PL1EGER Washington. Sept. 23 VP)—President Roosevelt opened his fourth term campaign tonight with a hard hitting speech accusing the Republican opposition of attempting to claim credit for the New Deal. He charged that G.O.P. orators were guilty of "the most obvious common or garden variety of fraud." Speaking before the AFL Teamsters Union, the President said the "whole purpose of Republican oratory these days x x x is to persude the American people that the Democratic party, was responsible for the 1929 crash and depression, and that the Republican party was responsible for all social progress under the New Deal." "There is one thing I am too old for," the President declared. "I cannot talk out of both sides of -my mouth at the same time." Mr. Roosevelt made a point by point reply to almost every criticism leveled against his administration by his Republican opponent, Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York. , He declared the government welcomes "all sincere supporters of the cause of -effective world collaboration, adding that "millions of republicans are with us." "And they too will resent this j GOP Nominee Mnns In teil- campaign talk by those who first' — woke up to the facts of international life R few short months ago." when they began to study the polls of By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER Washington, Sept. 23— Iff-)— -Presl- ]dent Roosevelt's cabinet committee Jon German Fence Policy has split ! wide open, it was learned today over R plan sponsored by Treasury Secretary Morgenthau for completely destroying Germany as a modern industrial state and converting it The President Dewey Buoyed By Progress Of Campaign into an agricultural farms. country of British Forge Tenuous Link Across Rhine Situation of "Lost Division" Troops In Arnhein Sector Still Remains Serious FRESH TROOPS AND SUPPLIES DELIVERED Second Army Pouring Avalanche of Shells Into Ranks of Encircling Enemy By ERNEST AGNE\V Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force. Sept. 23 (If)— BrU- ish Second Army patrols tonight forbcd a tenuous link with units of the "last division" of airborne troops in the Arnhclm sector in Holland, and thousands of British and American gUcter troops, with large amounts of supplies, were flo\vn In despite strong opposition to reinforce LI. Gen. Miles C. Deinp- sey's hard-slugging rescue troops. A late front dispatch said the situation in the Arnheim sector VP- mained serious, even as the Second Army, after a bloody six-mile relict march, hurled shells across the river Into enemy linos bringing the valient sky troops just a quarter of a ml!c away from Hie hard-won British position on the north bank of the Rhine. Tiie BrKish advance was punched out through enemy strength, and extremely heavy fighting continued In the whole sector tonight. Six Mile Push To the south, U. S. Third Army armor churned forward through a sea of mud In a six mile push, cap- luring Buriville. six miles north of Baccarat and about 30 miles enst of Nancy. The remainder of the Third Army front was stalled by rain nnd strong Nazi resistance. British tanks and Infantry »nd the American sky-troops who fouyht through stand-and-die resistance apparently sent Iheir patrols across the river at the Arnhem bridRi;. A link-up in force would signalize B great Allied victory on the Ruhr Valley route to Berlin. Morgenthau's plan, drawn up nf- ter his recent return from European battlefronts nnd England Is" report-1 "" oir loll S' Ull » "n ft of supply ed to have had the general approval "'^ °" cn morc '"tact, for 30 milt* of the president since before his sm ' Ul cf tllis critical front British Quebec conference with prime Min- iated Churchill. It has failed to win support, however, from Secretary of State Hull and is violently opposed by War Secretary Stimson. Hull, Stlmson nnd Morgenlhau form the cabinet committee. Snarls Up Departments For the time being the dispute over the Morgenthnu plan hns so snarled up Treasury, War and State Department work on detailed arrangements for postwar control of Germany that three-power planning by this country, Britain and Russia on long-range German policy also has virtually stalled. This forces rushed up nnd chased nwny SS fEHtc Guard) troopers nnd 'job tanks who had sloshed ncro-s.s the highway nt the Dutch village of Vrghel. Supremo headquarters, which had described the Annhem positions t\s "critical" only Friday, breathed more easily and from the commander of the British division In Arnhem came word thnt after six days of isolation iim^ is -high — will hold out." Air Support Hampered Rain and thick clouds ngmn hampered air support and reinforce- but rocket-firing typhoons In ph.mnng arried on hro« B h t c| ' strength helped smash th« European Advisory Commission, hari jbeen proceeding along lines other thnn those advocated by Morgrn- Amcrlcan leaders Four Years Older Mr. Roosevelt, speaking before the snme union which heard him open Through sive Drive Midwest and New England States By GARDNER BRIDGE En Route' with Dewey to Okln- One American infantry column "pact of alliance". Laurel stated previously that Fi- :pinc-s would be conscripted for defensive" military service to fight cm. On the west, Monte Citernnl DC sidc the Japanese in case of in- and Monte Tronale, two and one-;vaslon. half miles respectively from the! pass, fell to the doughboys. i There was trouble for the Germans enst of the pass, too, for American forces drove three miles north of Firenzuola nnd captured determined to assist the regime of jhis third term campaign on Septem-1 "Omn City, Sept. 23 t/Pj—Obviously President Jose P. Laurel under nibcr 11. 1940, greeted the teamster.';!»cartt-ned by what one of his aides "pact of alliance". by saying: described as the ••accelerating prog- •T am actually four years older — ross " a! nis campaign, Gov. Thomas which seems to nnnoy some people E - Dcw 'ey today mapped an inten- In fact, millions of us are more s!ve drlve through the midwest and than 11 years older than when we (Continued on Page n. Col. 2) of Planes Flies To Aid of Beleauered Ti New England cfter winding up -his Germans loose trniii their strnnijlnrg hold on tho life Hun at VcRhel. En route tt> the north branch of the Rhine, which winds nlong tlia southern suburbs of Arnhem, (he ln" thuu. so far as were concerned. A^r^-sr ME - = t —™ ~ Churchill at Quebec. Morgcnthau ' or ? ein ™. * ' *™ 1 ! B " Irtnc1w1 ^ffi w^r^r^mson S™- - ----" '" -- a Mo™nthnu "ame nwny from the ev ™ e *'™™ Mre ^monlng conference with the impression thnt;£ rn \^ 0 ]i ant i f Churchill found his proposals nc- jlie (or Ar^','^ from throw into the bat- cepuible. especially since Eden is re-[ fA Brrlln brondcast said UIB ported to have held somcwhnt slini-, fi( , lulnR .. wiu de , rrminn the fulc of Inr views. I the whole weslcrn front." and one bl-ilins I fan ijnknnwn commentator said tlip British now Whnl Premier Stalin ptnn.s with heW on | y tnc sub , ir |, of Oosterbeck. The city Itself was pictured n.s a lesper.t to Germany apparently still is not known here. Morgemhau '•.'.mouldering ghost town.") A press rilspnlch from the First Bricker Backs Use of Force In Keeping World at Peace During .. Stubbornly , Tlie Germans were stilt fightinn TVoiUv-Srveil German | with nil their wonted stubbornness i In the mountains, but they were, bo- } ing forcer! to nbnndon considerable ^equipment, nnd one prisoner snld ,he had been without food for thrcr. ; days. Tlic communique reported (hat ,thc U. S. destroyer Ludlow. fighting '\vcll nhend of Allied forces drlvin On f( Rang Dogfiphts Ov<-i Hoi laud Pacific Coast tour based his plan on three _ _ The Republican presidential can- wah respect to Russia: <A> Russia Army positions insldr." thr Siepfrlc-ii didate srwd toward Oklahoma City wants East Prussia nnd mast of Si-|ij 1lc _ s oii!hpn.st of the battle for tonight for t»'» last of seven major !cslfl <° ff° l ° Poland to offset Pol-;Holland — declared the Gorman.-; broadcasts on .• .5 current 6,2M-mlIe nrid's loss of eastern Territory to the- W rre feverishly dinging In on the transcontinental tour. With him hci Soviet Union; iB> Russia wants Vast bnnk of the Rhine Indicating , nnncy I carried the best wishes of call- German Inbor battalions put tojthe hlp.li command foresees Die col- . IjOIJoifornln's Governor Earl Warren, who I work on Ihe Sovirt Union recon- .inpse of fortifications lo Ihe west. t^ J ilntroriuccd htm ns "our next prcsi-|S tr »cUon: (C) With her own hupr: standing nt bay on their home , Ulent" to DO.OOO cheering persons In needs for man]Ki\vfr. Russm is not soli, the GcrniRn troops Rave no I;il: r i ns orlc °f the most dramatic of any Los Angeles' Memorial Coliseum'! interested in prolonged milit.iry oc- rilcntion of flight even though they 1 (of the week's numerous Irnp-frop- ln.st iilcht. It was by far Ihe big-i (Continued on Pafe 2. Col. 4) '. (Continued on Page 3. Col. :) BY HENRY B. JAMESON London, Sept. 23 9T 2T Bv K r PAq-n^jTv -nil, . ,• t \ wv " BIlt:na "' Allicn Iorcp ' ti flrlvl "» German plano.s wcrp dcstrovrd In 11' """"K "J'l^"""! '•""' ">•- «"""»' Jjy K,. t. h-ASTERLY Brlcker, In his last major speech ' up the Tyrhcnnlnn sen flank. Wed- series of dognghts over Hol'lnud lo- nmi ln " K " nlr ' v;hllc otlc n> » crvcr 0)ierntloiv<. to land among the f;est crowd of Dewey's trip. riil;c-,-> and windmills. j After delivering thr last of First reports regarding enemy airi cllr re |1t scries of talks In oppaslllon were Eon-.cwhnt, confu'sinB.jClty Mondny nlpht, the New York A special announcement from JT.I- Rovcrnor plans to go directly to prcmc headquarters of the Allied!Albany lo catcli up on stnte bu.ii- ionnry Force mentioned "<>« before .sctlhiR out BRO!!! in opixwltlon from the ground l^osi of "^ Important Middle Wr.«,t Boscon, Sept. 23 (/}>)_Gov, John W. Brlcker of Ohio today came out for enforcement of world peace by force. If necessary. First, however, the Republican candidate for vice president told the Massachusetts G.O.P. Convention, "vigilant attention" should be given to Incipient trouble and elimination of friction between nations. Advocating, too, the establishment of n world court "wherein, Justiciable questions will be dccld-' ed," the governor added: . , . * -i ..--,- -j. ~.. - ...... ^fl JL.-1 Ul llt'»;llk:ll IV* LM Li nUUHIUI IU- before concluding an eastern lour.nesdtiy bombarded enemy transport c iny ns n prcni nrmntla of American u 'P° rl cd he ->.aw only one Nazi tmnspom the and mil yards nt Vcntimiglit, i-,,,!,, i. .., j HMiimc the: the Frcncli-Ilnlinn border. . delivered thousands of "fresh troops leadership in organising to pve-! The Allied command in nn ofTI-'nnrt fupplles to lir.lp eflorts to re- 1 serve the peace. .rial statement pnld tribute to thr America', he said, "would_ be rr-| Canndlnn first infantry division for forcl the P'«» c - l,al>nr Krprfv>rntnlives met totlny with n f 35 Inlxir representatives spokesman for tin 1 group Biggest Capture of Nazi. Prisoners Mode at Brest no .^, This nn- Golhlc "Adequate machinery should be always available for arbitration nud concillntlon putcs." of Intrrnntlonnl dls- Rrpubllcnnv ' tion. he remarked, "hns always had n tremendous stnkc in world order and .stability." Amplifies Position Amplifying his position on preventing world wars, the aspirant to the vice presidency toid his fellow ; put the Alllr.s out The Slr-n^r K*orl ^''n | Urcnllinj: Ihr clr.s|)ornte rffnrt the'ynirj assured llirm he bollev<><l tlir tllr ^'- S Ikve thr "lo.st division" In thr Arn-.Uifiwftflc mafic lo bivnk uji the last 'Kntl'onnl Labor Relations Act should i t(Kla V "> nl - 3<i.3fln Nii7.i.s 'glider convoy to the Netherlands—:ix« conlliiuccl. As.scinblyman John C. Uired nt nrost, thr through with a loss of 20 Allied plnne.5—it Is!Lyons, rhnlrmnn of tlir Inbor group. Prisoner bag of the war. le. fnw no nenmlng with fntlsfnrilon By FRANKIJN F. BANKER (vision?. Ihr f^vrim!. Kld'.lh nr.d Brrst. FnuK-c. .Sopt 20—-'nolnyrrli ! 2PMi. which Irxik over t'tif rnmpitltin .'/T'.—MnJ. Gen. Trov Middlolun.'nftrr the Sixilt Aniiorcrl Division r of the Kic.hlh Co!ii.«. of lx>ltle<! up npproxlmntwiy -lO.IXK) Ninth Army, nnnoimc'-cl Gf-i'innns on tlir lirlttany to on Ihe plains of the Po river. The stntcmcnt .salrt the division. The daring trip wns cnrrlecl .sort wns employed today, out Probably uxln>•'.»•• escort numbrrrd r>f nntionnl Irgislntlc.n rc.stiicl- in thr Inl^ nfirnioon with UK- flltllxvoll over 1,000 fiRhtrr plnne. 1 -. wor* 1 onp-| Tlir bnlnni-c of Hip Cirrninn troops lime mv. nil nrcnunlrd for ns yrt. hut. tln~ Ynnk.' iv,\\f rvnnmtrcl 2.000 Mid-• German i:nMinlt!es nnd ntxi\it. Rty) dlpton snld thrrc f.lcrmnn t!lvl.sinn.« G"rmnn i'.s wrrc counted, --the 2fi(tlh Infnnlry; 343rd Infnn-j Tlie prij'iivr tdlminilon TM „„„,„„„, ,,,.,,_ ^, . -••- •--. -• -- —> • • I I-yoiis snld he offered no com- Iry nm! .Sfrdncl Pnrntroi.p-had'of !n.-:i mlfli:icli! nnri n ftw .•- commntuicd by Mnjor Gen. Chrwto- ot a sudden brenk In the weather. 1 While ink fnrcr wns out, a size- merit on n piopweil coir lltuiiona! '•eon "ontlrelv erased fiom th^'tilerp still werr licln* roimtlod iij>. VokcF with ntlnrlied Gi'ee'K Tlio Gorman radio Inter wnrneil r.ble Heel of HAP Mitchell nt-.tt Ilos- nmnulmrnt on Ihr California lj;illm troops' list of'the (5ennnr. nrnij- In. The only pi•l.'.oner ling In Fruno* s (iiul the. British 2lst armorer! Hint night boml>t:r.s which linri Ixvn ton lximl>ois b:\srrl In Frnnce joiiud vi-lilch would provide that union ?f> days of thr bitterest fighting.'which fxcerdrd tlii.v wns thr -4fi,fHV) nr.r. i.n,i ndvnnc:e<l thnnmh lirlcl bnck for .'•rvrrn! clay;; In in the bntlle for bomb-.vcnrml Cnl- mr-mlx'r.--hi|i :ili.ill nnt br m.ittr n riiinnxed by the f.>;i or Hroft nwi tfiken in thr J-'t\lni?r porkrt. 'Hie wrnitii-i. wert- over tlir Reirh n-nii' :it° by striking nl. tw'o Mronit |>oin; fiulillon c.| cnil'loynirin [,\oi:. c It 1 harbor tn<.| Mondnv fhr rliourc lol.il rniik. 1 . third -alvnit ivr-i.'- nci-ninpiiminic thr nii- aliuo.-! nl Ihr waiter's rdgi 1 in th;,. .ud I)i ucv liclri tll.il Ihi.-- i> puiri> This «as nfctmipir lied l> ihr SO.OrMI rclnlorcLiiictil.s ilc.^crlU'il 111 (Continued on Page n. Col. iJ :i .state ts;me, iHyllth Corps ana three inlnutrj cil-i (Conlinucd on Pixr it, Co!. 4) i . m nrtlllrry nnd morliir flu 1 , (Continued on Pare i Co/ -5 rl "i"-' pr< ' Uoilsiy f ' 1(<1<1 '" >c;irl ^ Lv'^ tor ilnly. 'bonic J

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