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THUMBNAIL EDITORIAL Rational rationing must eliminate our worst black mark, the black market. THE PALM BEACH POST-TIMES TODAY'S WEATHER Just button your coat and take it. Maybe, just barely maybe, it won't stay through May. VOL. X: No. 4 WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 28, 1943 28 Pages Today 5e Veteran British Troops Shatter Repeated Enemy Armor Thrusts Saturday ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA, Feb. 27. CP) Veteran British troops stoutly entrenched on the rugged heights near the Bizerte-Tunis bridgehead shattered repeated German armored thrusts along a muddy, 55-mile front Saturday while in Central Tunisia American and Allied combat teams captured the town of Kasserine and drove near the Thelepte airport, 15 miles to the southwest. Throwing about 50 tanks Into short, stabbing attacks, supported by probably as much as five battalions of infantry, Col.-Gen. Jurgen von Arnim tried but failed to break in- to the strategic network of roads immediately behind the British line. From the area of Sidi Nsir. 15 miles northeast of Beja, to Jebel Mansour, six miles southeast of Bou Arada, Axis forces stormed forward into devastating fire from British artillery. Strengthened with new tanks, including the 40-ton Churchills, the British armor quickly counterattacked and Allied war planes provided close ground support. With the fighting still continuing, the number of Axis troops taken prisoner, which Friday night exceeded 400, was mounting steadily. Six attacks were launched by the enemy early Friday and although, all were temporarily smashed the pressure was renewed at two points, field dispatches said late Saturday afternoon. Along the Mateur-Beja road, where 30 tanks and one infantry battalion began the assault, the enemy still was trying for a breakthrough in the Sidi Nsir area. In the area o" Bou Arada, which is held by the British, the enemy was attempting to dent the line after the British destroyed seven out of 20 German panzers for the loss of one Churchill. , The northernmost limit of Von Arnim's operations was the Ma-teur-Tabarka road where a column of 700 men was repulsed. The southernmost limit was Jebel Man-sour, whose bleak summit has been a long disputed vantage point. Other enemy thrusts were driven back from the vicinity of Medjezel-Bab and southward from Goubel-lat, this latter attack having been planned to link up with the attack northwest from Bou Arada and pinch off a ten-mile British i salient. The prisoners were taken in the Mateur-Beja Valley 15 miles northwest of Beja at a point 37 miles southwest of Bizerte. The Allied communique said the British de stroyed seven tanks at the cost of only one "The fighting continues," the communique added crisply. Far to the south, the British Eighth Army veterans of Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery wheeled into positions immediately south of the Mareth Line without serious opposition. Medium bombers continued to pound the French forti fications and German airports. The Allied pursuit of Marshal Erwin Rommel's severely mauled columns continued south and east of Kasserine Pass. The Germans were reported demolishing instal lations at the Thelepte airport, 43 miles northwest of Gafsa, preparatory to evacuation. The air field lies only seven miles northeast of Ferana, one of the towns the Allies lost near the Algerian frontier before Rommel first, captured the Kasserine Pass, which he could not hold. The attacks in the north were along a 15-mile stretch between Goubellat and Bou Arada, 43 miles southwest of Tunis; in the Djebel Mansour range six miles below Bou Arada; and in the Mateur-Beja Valley, which stretches 22 to 55 miles southwest of Bizerte. Von Arnin apparently believed the British positions had been weakened because some armor and infantry had been rushed south to halt Rommel's thwarted drive to the vicinity of Thala. He guessed wrong, because the British thrust back every assault by the Germans, who employed several battalions of infantry and tank units at times. NAZI VATICAN ENVOY BERN, Switzerland, Feb. 27. VP) The German ambassador to Vatican City departed hurriedly and unexpectedly for Berlin Saturday night and Count Galeazzo Ciano's presentation of credentials as Italian ambassador to the Holy See was postponed unt'l Monday. Well-informed Vatican observers were quick to see in these moves a further indication of the wide scope, of negotiations under way since the arrival of Archbishop Francis J. Spellman of New York for consultation with Pope Pius XII. Yet all that came from Vatican City was a declaration that "One continues to retain the greatest reserve." Count Ciano now is expected to appear Monday to hand over his papers to the papal center of international diplomacy. Foreign diplomatic observers were convinced the delay in his appearance scheduled for Saturday and the departure of the German envoy were connected with an address on peace hopes and aims Ciano had planned to deliver before the pope. Citrus, Truck Need No Protection Monday LAKELAND, Feb. 27. W) Florida will be visited Smday morning by freezing weather as far south as Homestead on the Lower East Coast, Belle Glade in the Everglades and Tampa on the West Coast, the Federa-State Frost Warning Service sredicted late Saturday. Monday morning neither citrus nor truck will recuire protection, the forecast statel. WAR FUND DRIVE WILL OPEN TODAY $111,000 Goal Is Set For Red Cross Needs As County Goal Palm Beach County is opening its own second front today under the banner of the American Red Cross. Joining with the nation in a $125,000,000 War Fund Drive, Red Cross Sunday will be observed to day and the campaign to raise $111,000 in this county will get into full stride Monday. Both Mayor J. O. Bowen of West Palm Beach and Mayor James M. Owens, Jr. of Palm Beach have issued proclamations urging the public to observe Red Cross Sunday and support the War Fund Drive. Ministers throughout the country have been asked to make the Red Cross the theme of a sermon today and practically all in this county will comply. The national campaign will be launched with two special broadcasts today. The first, over the BLU network at 4:15 p. m. will bring to the microphone President Roosevelt, Oen. DWight D. Eisenhower from Africa and Admiral Chester Nimitz from the Pacific. At 9 45 p. m. over BLU Wendell Willkie will speak from Convention Hall in St. Louis before a meeting expected to be attended by 20,000. From headquarters in the Red Cross building. War Drive Chairman Alf R. Nielsen will direct a big corps of volunteer workers covering all sections of the county. Miss Esther Meyer is in charge of the office. Red Cross flags and eye-filling Red Cross posters will be seen everywhere during the drive. Palm Beach and Delray Beach have arranged parades to launch the drive in those communities. The Delray Beach parade will precede a concert in City Park at 3 p. m. today by the Third Army Air Force Band from Boca Raton J. Field Wardlaw, chairman of the Palm Beach County Chapter, will speak and other chapter officials and local Red Cross leaders will be in the reviewing stand, as the band and Red Cross units march by. Hugh Dillman, War Drive chairman for Palm Beach, has arranged to stage a parade there Wednesday noon, led by the Morrison Field Band. All Red Cross units in the resort will be in line. Chairman Nielsen's principal lieutenants, who will spark the drive in the various communities, are E. D. Anthony and Bernie G. Bensel, West Palm Beach; Hugh Dillman, Palm Beach; Charles S. Davis and Mrs. Helen Haw ks, Lake Worth; James L. Wallace, Delray Beach; L E. Prichard. Boca Raton; John Dulany, Pahokee; Luther Jones, Belle Glade; Daniel W. Lane, Boynton Beach; W. R. Carpenter, Riviera Beach, Edward G. Newell, Lake Park, and Harry Jackson. Jupiter. The Palm Beach County Chapter's $111,000 quota has been al lotted as follows: Bean City, $300; Belle Glade, $2,500: Boca Raton, $1,000; Boynton Beach, $1,000; Briny Breezes, $200; Canal Point, $1,000; Delray Beach, $5,000; Greenacres City, $100; Jupiter, $500; Lake Harbor, $500; Lake Park, $200; Lake Worth, $5,000; Lantana, $2,000; Pahokee, $2,500; Palm Beach, $61,000: Riviera Beach, $200; South Bay, $250; West Palm Bench, $26,750: West Palm Beach negro section, $1,000. While this year's goal is the high est ever set for a Red Cross drive in this county, chapter officials are confident that it will be reached. "The Palm Beach County Chap ter has never failed to reach its quota in any drive and we will not fail this year," said Chairman J. Field Wardlaw yesterday. "There is no better way by which we can show our appreciation to the men and women who are giv ing themselves in the service of our country. The Red Cross performs many valuable functions in the community but just now all are overshadowed by its ministrations to our men and women in uniform all over the world. "I know the people of Palm Beach County will not fail them.' Asserting that an excellent cam paign organization has been per fected throughout the county, War Drive Chairman Nielsen predicted that it will carry out the big job that has been assigned to it. IS BY UNIFIED DRIVE Unified Drive contributions already have passed the $45,000 goal for 1943 but West Palm Beach is $174.36 short of its $18,000 quota, the Rev. Frank Atkinson, executive secretary, said Saturday. Mr. Atkinson said the Palm Beach committee, headed by Beach workers have accounted for $17,- 825.64. Campaign headquarters on Datura St. will be closed some time next week and by that time the local quota should be filled, said Mr. Atkinson. n HEAVIER Number Of Places West Of Kharkov Taken As Mud Slows Action LONDON, Sunday, Feb. 28 VP) Red army troops battling forward west of Kharkov captured a number of large populated places in violent fighting Saturday, while Russian airplanes roared ahead to destroy 18 German bombers on the airdrome at Zaporozhe on the Dnieper River bend, the Soviets announced early today. Russian ground forces last were reported only 50 miles northeast of Zaporozhe. Soviet units swept into several populated places north of Kursk also, said the midnight communique recorded by the Soviet monitor, but the bulletin told of stubborn German resistance on all fronts, with the Nazis steadily pouring tanks into the battle, especially in the muddy Donets area. The communique did not identify any of the populated places claimed in advances west of Kharkov, but said that 150 Germans were killed and six tanks burned or disabled in the fighting for one locality alone. Thawing weather is hampering the Russians, but Moscow dis patches said the Soviet generals expected more frosts to facilitate their drive before the advent of spring. Two hundred Germans were reported killed in street fighting at one captured locality north of Kursk, where Soviet columns menace Orel, a powerful German defense bastion. Furious German counterattacks were described southwest of Kra-matorsk and southwest of Voroshilovgrad in the Donets Basin, and the Soviets declared that 28 Nazi tanks were destroyed and 400 Germans killed in repulse of an attempted break-through to a large populated place near Kramatorsk. Strongly reinforced German infantry battalions were routed "in violent fighting" southwest of Voroshilovgrad, and west of Rostov along the Sea of Azov German attempts to regain positions lost the day before were beaten back at a cost of 200 Nazis killed, the com munique said. Red army aircraft were sweeping ahead of ground troops in smashing at the airfield at Zaporozhe, and the communique also reported that air units on Friday destroyed or damaged 200 German trucks with troops and supplies and silenced five artillery batteries. Russian ships in the Barents Sea sank an enemy destroyer Friday, it added. USE OF CAR 10 VOIE Use of cars" to go to polling place Tuesday will not be a violation of the OPA order against pleasure driving, the West Palm Beach Citizens Committee has been advised by local rationing officials, Chairman C. H. Warwick, Jr., said last night. This ruling is expected to help bring out a good-sized vote in the Northboro caucus to select a candidate for city commissioner from among three aspirants. They are Commissioner Stanley Peeler, now serving out the unexpired term of the late Ronald V. Ware, Mrs. Carl Murer and Joe Harden. Polls will open at 7:30 a. m. at the Northboro fire station and close at 6:30 p. m. The candidate nominated Tuesday is certain of victory at the city election in April, unless an independent should take the field. The only other official to be elected in April is a Centralboro commissioner. W. H. Hitt, now completing his second term, has been certified by the Citizens Committee as its candidate, since nobody qualified to run against him for the nomination. STATE 10 3 Official notice that Singer Is land. Flagler Memorial and Lake Worth Bridges have been taken over by the State Road Department for maintenance was receiv ed Saturday by A. A. Poston, chairman of the county commission. Mr. Poston was re-elected a director for the State at large of the Florida Association of County Commissioners at its convention in Tampa this week. County Defense Unit Moves Headquarters Headquarters of the Palm Beach County Defense Council are now located in the First Federal Building, 215 S. Olive Ave., having been moved from the third floor of the Harvey Building, Saturday afternoon. The move was made to provide more space for carrying on the increasing work of the council, the West Palm Beach Citizens Corps, and the Citizens Service Corps, according to council officials. The new quarters occupy a large room on the first floor, formerly tenanted by the Coastal Realty Co. NAZI DUE BOU CHEBil . AV jStlll MEDENINEf'. PS' BATTLE LINE MARETH LINEt lSg wax,s thrusts tn u...fer foum tauhouine4 g NEA Telephoto ALLIED LINE HOLDS IN TUNISIA Map shows costly but futile thrusts of Africa Korps against rock-like Allied line in Tunisia. In the South the British Eighth Army moves toward Mareth. In thrusts against Allied strong points Nazi Marshal Erwin Rommel sacrificed many veteran troops. County Exceeds War Bond Quotas For Last 9 Months By exceeding quotas set by the War Department for the last nine months, Palm Beach County residents have made an outstanding record in purchases of War Bonds and Stamps, according to G. E. Therry, executive chairman of the County War Savings Committee. Mr. Therry disclosed that final reports on January sales show they amounted to $900,488.65, nearly double the county's quota of $462,840. The county's February quota is $365,400. 1 Purchases by communities for JAP MUNDA BASE E American General Says Things Much Improved In Solomons Area WASHINGTON, Feb. 27. VP) Brigadier - General Laverne G. Saunders, former football star whose 11th Bombardment Group battered the Japs on Guadalcanal, declared Saturday that "We don't have to kick on the first or second down anymore out there" a comment given point by a communique telling of another heavy raid on the enemy in the Solomons. Saunders, who played on the West Point team and later coached the cadets, returned recently from the South Pacific. "Things are much improved out there," he told a press conference. "We're working the ball up toward mid-field, but we can use a little more offensive tactics, plane equipment, and reserves. "But, we don't have to kick on the first or second down anymore; we can run a few spinners and throw a few more passes." He added, however, with refer ence to supplies, that "It's a lot farther from San Francisco to the Solomons than it is from a dress ing room to the football field." , Saunders' 11th Bombardment Group in a period of five months ending Dec. 31 had 1,639 contacts with enemy surface craft; was in action daily, and accounted for many surface craft and at least 200 enemy planes. Saunders participated personally in most of the bombing missions performed by his group and one occasion was in a plane shot down by enemy fire. The pilot and copilot were killed. He took over the controls but was forced to come down at sea. Natives rescued Saunders and other members of the crew. Saturday's Navy communique told of another heavy raid on the Japanese air base at Munda on New Georgia Island, to the westward of Guadalcanal, in which American dive bombers started many fires among the enemy installations. The raid, made Friday (Solomons time), was the 77th visit of American airmen to drop bombs on Munda. The raiders also destroyed a Japanese plane on the ground, raising to 875 the enemy aircraft destroyed in the air and on the ground during the battle for the Solomons. s OF HOMESTEAD DATE It . will be necessary for homestead owners in West Palm Beach to file applications for tax exemption at the rate of 80 per day for 26 days if all of them are to get under the wire by April 1, it was said Saturday by Tax Assessor S. G. Trownsell. Only 2,700 persons had applied at his office for homestead exemption up to noon yesterday, the assessor said. He estimates that approximately 2.100 others are eligible. They have only 26 working days in which to get their applications on file by the deadline. The largest number of applications ever received at the city assessor's office was 133, according to Mr. Trownsell. AGAIN HAMM January were listed by Chairman Therry as follows: Belle Glade, $20,980.50;. Boca Raton, $1,182.50; Boynton Beach, $1,832; Canal Point, $570.10; Delray Beach, $54,078.95; Jupiter, $1,385.30; Lake Harbor, $91.55; Lake Worth, $54,979.75; Pahokee, $24,178.20; Palm Beach, $455,155; Riviera Beach, $1,581.25; South Bay, $1,220.75; West Palm Beach, $283,252.80. Since May 1, 1941, residents of this county have purchased bonds and stamps totaling $8,212,965, according to Chairman Therry's records. Since May 1, 1942, the Treasury Department has estab lished quotas for each month. Palm Beach County's aggregate quota from May 1, 1942, to January 31 1943, amounted to $3,612,425 and sales totaled $4,654,300, Mr. Therry reported. At the end of January Palm Beach stood fifth among Florida counties in the purchase of War Bonds and Stamps. Dade County led with $35,838,336; Duval was second with $22,011,415; Hillsborough held third place with $13,-930.535 and Pinellas was fourth with $12,537,519. Mr. Therry also reported that 63 concerns, employing 3,551 persons, have established the payroll savings plan in the county, and 15 of them have attained the 10 per cent payroll goal, with several exceeding it. Commenting on the county's fine showing. Chairman Therry urged the public not to be governed by quotas in purchasing War Bonds and Stamps, "For only by exceeding them can we match in small degree the faith of the men who have gone to war that our country might survive." "We must carry on our part of the war effort in our own communities because we hold a trusteeship over the lives of our fighting men at the front." he added. "We place our trust in their determination to defend the American way of life against our enemies. In turn they rely on us to support them with the weapons of war which are their protection and our strength." Unless a sufficient number of nurses volunteer for service in the Army and Navy, the government may be forced to draft them, it was said Saturday by Mrs. J. B Law, chairman of the nurses' recruitment committee for this area. Those who volunteer now will be assured of getting into the department they prefer, she pointed out, The committee maintains per manent headquarters at the Red Cross building, 119 S. Dixie Hwy., where applications are received and forwarded to the American Red Cross office in Washington, which now handles all recruiting of Army and Navy nurses. Applicants must be American citizens between the ages of 21 and 45 and in good health. They must be high school graduates and also graduates of a nursing school connected with an accredited hospital. The applicant also must produce evidence of her registration in one of the States. 4 Drivers Arrested On License Charge The State Highway Patrol in this area Saturday began a check of State drivers' licenses, arresting four men for failure to display them, Sgt. Mack Britt reported. Those arrested and put under $25 bonds were Earl Loroney, Eugene Madison, Louis Swindler and Robert Cecil Wolfe, Sgt. Britt said. Allied Planes Continue Round-The-Clock Attack On Axis-Held Continent POST-WAR DEBT Group Recalls Problems Arising From Previous War's Repayments WASHINGTON, Feb. 27. () The House Foreign Affairs Com mittee, recalling the international debt problems arising from World War 1, cautioned the nation Saturday against expecting repayment in gold or goods when the time arrives for a postwar settlement of lend-lease aid. In a formal report to Congress on the necessity for continuing the Lend-Lease Act for another year, the committee declared that "the method of settlement by payment in gold or in goods has in the past proved self-defeating and de structive." Moreover, it argued that such a balancing of accounts among na tions after this war would seriously interfere with the achievement of the "world economic order on which the prosperity of this coun try largely depends." In glowing phrases, the committee reviewed the part which this nation's lend-lease, amounting already to more than S9.000.000 000, has contributed to the cause of the United Nations, first in warding off the Axis thrusts, then in taking the offensive. "Lend lease." it said, "aided in sustaining and strengthening the United Nations in days of defeat and retreat. Lend-lease has help' ed and will continue to help in equipping and supplying the armed forces of the United Nations now beginning a relentless offen sive. But the committee emphasized that lend-lease was a two-way proposition, operating in reverse to bring benefits to American troops and some material to this nation's factories. "Under lend-lease in reverse," the report said, "the other United Nations are in turn making available a constantly growing amount of aid ot the armed forces of the United States. The spirit of co operation evidenced by the Lend- Lease Act has been reciprocated in full by the countries providing aid to the United States." Into the report the committee wrote a strong plea for increased aid to China, terming it imperative that Chinese fighting forces be given all the supplies possible and that every effort be made to overcome the transport problems now limiting that aid. 2 DIE, 72 IN BEARCREEK, Mont., Feb. 27. (P) An unexplained explosion in the Smith Coal Mine killed two men, critically injured three and left 72 others somewhere in the deep workings Saturday. Hope was expressed by Mine Manager Bill Romek the men may have fled deadly black damp and barricaded themselves in a section where they may get pure air. A fully equipped rescue squad arrived from Butte and went into the mine to pierce a cavein and locate the missing 72, Earlier rescue efforts had been hampered by lack of gas and smoke equipment. Romek said the cavein was not the major problem, but that gas was. He said the men, if they were alive, had access throughout the underground workings which go 1,000 feet deep. The mine, owned by the Montana Iron and Coal Company, is a slope operation. Never before in Montana history has there been such a potentially high death toll. SPECIAL REGISTRY For the accommodation of local residents who have been unable to obtain War Ration Book 2, a special registration office will be opened Monday at Z15 Datura St., it was announced Saturday by County Rationing Administrator J. Leo Gleason. , The office will be open from 2 to 4 p. m. for several days, Mr. Gleason said. A group of women who assisted teachers in handling the registration at Northboro School have volunteered to serve as registrars. Other local rationing boards In the county are making their own arrangements for continuing the issuance of the new books, according to Mr. Gleason. 55 More Casualties Announced By Navy WASHINGTON, Feb. 27. () The Navy announced Saturday 55 casualties in Navy forces, includ ing 4 dead, 18 wounded and 33 missing. This brings to 23,776 the total of Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard casualties reported to next of kin since Dec. 7, 1941. The grand total includes 6.674 dead, 4,498 wounded and 12,604 missing. Ml ISSUED Yank Forts, Liberators Smash Brest Naval Base During Day; RAF Venturas Again Hit Dunkerque; Cologne Heavily Blasted LONDON, Feb. 27. UP) American Fortress and Liberator bombers bashed the German naval base at Brest on the French Coast Saturday while RAF Venturas attacked Dunkerque in continuation of the greatest sustained air assault of the war on enemy installations from the North Sea to the Bay of Biscay. : All the bic U. S. bombers IP :: : vik L ii IS PALM BEACH Secretary of State Cordell Hull arrived Friday night in Palm Beach for a short vacation and rest, it was learned Saturday. With Mrs. Hull and secretary he is at Whitehall. Group May Dispose Of Withholding Feature Early In Week WASHINGTON, Feb. 27. ) Apparently stymied on the problem of what part of a tax year should be cancelled, the House Ways and Means Subcommittee considering pay-as-you-go proposals decided Saturday to let this issue simmer for a while and turned to consideration of the withholding phase. Chairman Cooper (D-Tenn) announced after a long Saturday session that the group would seek to dispose of the withholding feature early next week. The Treasury Department has suggested a withholding levy of around 19 per cent against taxable income by which weekly, semimonthly or monthly deductions would be made from pay envelopes and salary checks. This would not be an additional tax but withholdings would be applied against taxes to be computed at the year end. Meanwhile the proposal by Beardsley Ruml, chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, for by-passing one Federal income tax year to facilitate the transition to a current collection system appeared to be shaping up as a party issue, supported principally by Republicans and opposed by leading Democrats. The full ways and means com mittee turned down the Ruml plan on a strict party vote 10 Republicans for and 15 Democrats against. The committee also rejected other pending current payment proposals and turned the problem over to the subcommittee. Capitol Hill heard considerable talk about the possible circulation of a petition to discharge the Ways and Means Committee and bring the issue directly to the floor but some leading supporters discouraged such tactics. While the Ruml plan got principal support from Republicans, and Democrats spearheaded the opposition, party lines were not rigid on the issue. Several House Republicans, among them Rep. Crawford of Michigan have expressed vigorous opposition, and on the Senate side a Democrat, Clark of Missouri, is one of the principal supporters. LIEUTTLEISE BOSTON, Feb. 27 () The First Naval District reported Saturday that a Navy aviator was killed and another injured Friday afternoon when their plane crashed at Cockeysville, Md. Lt. Cdr. Eugene S. Lytle, USN, 34, died instantly and Lieut. Fontaine LeMaistre, USNR, was removed from the wrecked plane and taken to Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore. His condition was reported as not serious. The plane was returning to its base at Quonset Point, R. I., after a routine flight. Lt.-Cdr. Lytle was a native of Missouri and was graduated from Annapolis in 1931. His home address was not available. Lieut. Fontaine LeMaistre, USNR, who was injured in the wreck, is well known in Palm Beach. Prior to his receiving his commission, he was a vice president and trust officer of the First National Bank in Palm Beach. He and his wife had a home in Stotesbury Park and were members of the Everglades Club. i HOUSE NHE STYMIED BY TAX returned safely from the latest in the series of assaults in which Allied planes have pounded the Nazi war machine twice around the clock and more. The Paris and Calais radio stations suddenly went off the air Saturday night, indicating the RAF was carrying the offensive through another night. The daylight operations followed closely a "very heavy" attack by RAF bombers Friday night on the battered German industrial city of Cologne. Squadron after squadron of Allied planes shuttled across the channel Saturday as RAF and Allied fighters supported the four-motored American bombers ill their raid on Brest. Their target again was the U-boat base at that West Coast port, pointing to a sustained Allied air offensive to weaken the German submarine fleet and help clear the way for the landings on the European mainland. Wilhelmshaven, which U. S. bombers struck in daylight Friday, is another U-boat building center and haven. Cologne, left quaking under Friday night's avalanche of RAF bombs, also builds submarine engines and parts. With the Lorient and St. Naz-aire U-boat bases largely out of commission from day and night attacks by the Allied bomber fleets stationed in Britain, the Germans now probably are using Brest the third big base in France to capacity, one British observer said. Saturday's American attack was seen by some as a possible opening round of a series of blows on Brest. It was the third USAAF raid on Brest and the 116th attack there since the start of the war. Many bomb bursts and fires in the Brest target area were reported by the Americans returning from the "uneventful" raid, which cost them no bombers and no losses in personnel. Much credit for this unscathed return was given to the efficient fighter cover, the bomber crewmen reporting that "only about five Huns" were sighted on the entire trip. Capt. Oscar D. O'Neill of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, said "It was one of the most uneventful trips I ever flew. It was the RAF Spits, I guess, because when we finished our bomb run they were up above us just as pretty as a picture and not a Jerry was within range." Sgt. Arnold L. Burston of Des Moines, la., a ball turret gunner. Ldescribed the results: "There were so many bombs bursting in the target area at the same time that you couldn't count them. I saw (Continued on Page 2, Col. 2) TO County and city officials and interested property owners are in vited by the West Palm Beach Board of Realtors to attend a district dinner meeting next Tuesday at 7 p. m. at the Hotel George Washington when the principal address will be given by Cyrus Crane Willmore, president of the National Association of Real Estate Boards. Mr. Willmore, a prominent builder and developer in the St. Louis area and a leader in civic affairs, will be accompanied by Mrs. "Willmore. Harold R. Davis, Miami Beach, president of the State Association also is on the program for a talk and Mrs. Violet Dunham, Orlando, State secretary, also is expected to be present. Other boards in this district are at Lake Worth, Fort Pierce and Vero Beach. J. E. Hollenbeck, city, district vice-president will preside at the meeting. WEATHER FORECAST Florida: Warmer North and Central portion, not much change In temperature extreme South portion. IIHIKf.K TABLE tieb. 27, 19431 St3tlon Highest Lowest Atlanta 41 22 Boston 36 19 Buffalo 27 20 Chicago 52 14 Cincinnati 43 13 Cleveland 29 11 Detroit 36 11 Jacksonville 54 35 Key West 69 61 Miami .. 48 Mlnn.-St. Paul 41 20 New Orleans 55 38 New York 37 26 Pittsburgh 27 12 Pensacola 52 35 St. Louis 59 23 Tampa 60 45 Washington . 37 22 Went Palm Beach IS 48 Rainfall (to 7 p. m.) none. Sunrise 7:46 a. m.: set 7:20 p. m. Woonrlsp 2 25 a. m.; set 1:36 p, m, IN LET TIDES TODAY High 4:25 a. m. and 4:48 p. m. how 10:46 a. m. and 10.59 p. m,

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