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Four Journal-Every Evening, Wilmington, Delaware, Saturday. 'April 7, 1945 B Japan Forms New Cabinet Suzuki Names Self To Key IVon-Military Posts During Huge U. S. Raid SAN FRANCISCO, April 9 (1- Japan's third war cabinet was formed today amid the roar ot demolition bombs bursting in Tokyo from the greatest land-based air raid ever mounted against Japan. The Japanese Domei news agency announced that Premier Admiral Baron Kantaro Suzuki appointed himself foreign minister and Greater East Asia minister, two of the most important posts in the cabinet. Admiral Mitsumasa Yonai was retained as navy minister although under his administration the imperial navy suffered two disastrous defeats in Philippines waters and lost more than 100 admirals. Gen. Korechika Anami, recently appointed director general of army aviation headquarters, was appointed war minister. Both Yonai and Anami had the blessing of the controlling military cliques of their respective services. Baron Suzuki's retention of the key non-military posts recalled speculation that, with his old time reputation as a moderate, he may have been selected to lead efforts to arrive at a negotiated peace. The cabinet positions he kept for himself are the ones that would be involved in any peace offensive. Admiral Yonai was serond man and originally co-premier in the cabinet of Premier Gen. Kuniaki Koiso which fell last week under increasing demands for a strong war government. It already had been announced Hiromasa Matsuzaka, justice minister in the fallen Koiso cabinet, would be retained in his post. Other Appointees Others were listed by Domei as follows : Toyosaku Hirose, finance minister; Teijiro Toyoda, minister of munitions and concurrently minister of transportation and communications Kozo Ota. education minister- Oenki.beef to break the ceneral aunnlv shortage, Abe. home affairs minister; Take-j turS and commerce: TadahikoOkadoJ welfare minister: Hiroshi Rhimo-i mura. state minister and concurrently " president of the board of informa- Sakurai. state ministers; Hisatsune; Sakomizu. chief cabinet secretary and rhnkkvn Miiras. ehief nf thp:5""u IlOW 01 no?5 marxet. ceu- ( legislative bureau. Anami was vic-raiiuster of warU, before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Bombs Delay Appointments Super-Fortresses, credited with a large part in the fall of Premier Koiso'a cabinet Thursday, todav-were instrumental in delaying formation of a new government, the Japanese admitted. A Domei news agency broadcast reported Suzuki's efforts to form a new cabinet were "delayed" when Tokyo and Nagoya were raided by fighter escorted B-29s. A previous dispatch said the raid on Tokyo lasted about an hour and a half. A large part of the criticism which led to Koiso's fall stemmed from the devastating attacks by the American bombers on the principal cities of Japan. Matsuzaka is a career civil servant who has spent virtually all his adult years in government work. 'Powerful' Cabinet Demanded The Tokyo newspaper Yomiuri was quoted as calling editorially for "a thoroughly decisive wartime cabinet and a powerful cabinet," and a saying that in order to become powerful. Its members "must be willing to serve by sacrificing their lives in these days." The newspaper declared. "Now is the time that the system for the decisive battle should be thoroughly reorganized." Yomiuri also reemphasized a point made yesterday by the newspaper Asahi on the need for unity among Japanese elements. It said the total strength of the people must be unified firmly." Western Front (Con tinned From Pue One) fought on at points 35 miles from the North. Sea. Deventer Threatened Southwest of these actions, Canadian tanks battled a mile from Deventer, 18 miles from the Zuider Zee. street fighting still raged in the moated city of Zutphen, nine miles south of Deventer. Three British and American divisions were enlarging their six or more Weser River bridgeheads. American First Army troops poured through the Hessian gap in a new surge eastward from the tightly-trapped Ruhr, and American Third Army troops, rushing up supplies for a last lap drive, built up a striking force on the Thuringian plain in an arc facing Erfurt and Jena. The Third Army's Sixth Armored Division advanced seven miles northeast to the vicinity of Keula, eight miles north of Muehlhausen, and the 65th Infantry cleared Langen-salza, 10 miles north of Gotha. A counter-attack by 400 Germans at Struth, five miles west of Muehlhausen, at 5 a. m. today was repulsed by American tanks which recaptured the village. Another German counter-attack took, place in the Badsooden area farther west and fighting was still going on. Prisoners Four In German prisoners continued to;'""'1 crans, radio, electronics.! pour in at a rate which was sapping urama-.ics . were conducted the Wehrmacht too thin to hold the I thrug the winter months. Weser Line. There was little chance Mr-Sargisson is a member of the of a successful stand on the Elba. I Phuaaelphia Track Officials Club, the last river barrier before Berlin lvej: f1 cJ"b of Ridlfy Park. In the first five days of Apni; phla Dlstnct Association of 146 723 Germans were captured onftbaU Officials, Eastern Intercol-th broken western front and prob-iS131 Football Officials Associa- ablv 20,000 more were killed or riouslv wouaced. A Berlin broadcast declared a strong American force was advancing on Schwcinfurt, site of heavily-bombed bearing plants, from Gemu-enden. on the main 23 miles to the west. American Seventh Army troops na caoers asso-we-e wi-hin 35 miles of Nuernberg ; elation, secretary of the Society of. -tv,-,,,r -nH the Germans I Recreation Workers of America (a sa'd Seventh Army troops had reached Bartensteiru 53 miles west of the Nazi shrine city. t Give a share in. America, bay War .Bonds and Stamps! Allied Gains I ST,nm Mutt , Xa, it HOLLAND ff ijhititJrt Us r ANTWERP .. 1 i . m K- BELGIUM h h FBANCF sJ? ) .... .J! BJacfc areas corer territory won by the Allies on tuo fronts agaxnH Germany fince American troops crossed the Rhine River, March 8 nearly a month ego at Remagen. Arrows locate principal Allied drives. Shaded area is German-held. House Group Maps 6-Point Plan to Ease Meat Situation Army Urged by Committee to Take Over Closed Packing Plants and Turn Out Own Beef To Break Supply Shortage WASHINGTON. April 7 JP. Convinced by investigation thst there may be no meat for export including lend-lease after July, a special House food committee today proposed: 1. The Army take over closed 2. A cut in the meat quota allowed 3 - ATm? OWer lts andardsr tnat it. can use some of the lower ; !;. V, p- i frrilflr IAA T 1wnA'n V. isuf P-vgenera-y. ment peg the price 1 lJ giowera si ij tnrougn oeptemoer. to guarantee t jm prJs oul1 unchanged. " c rwu QinmiMruon:tinie as a public recreation depart-1 ltZ y i! I"luier 'nnVf! to oringment is organized by the city or by, UUiiuiiulC urn xn irom inejthe city and county jointlv; or until ranges and start it to Backers. iran. r.t 6. Army Purchase Of noilltrv "mit. in the reeions where t.her nlentv! - - 1 ij noma Biiu uic iJuat u v.. iuuvBtiuii of red meat and not in the area; are expanded to adequately care for serving meat deficit, cities, Million round Shortage Seen ; explained. I Forts striking the Nakajima-Musa- The proposals developed yesterday) The varied services planned by thejshino aircraft engine plant in West-at a White House meeting between group will be made available to n Tokyo. The second group in tne committee members and top government officials concerned with the domestic and world food supplv. Chairman Anderson (D-NM) emerged from the conference to tell reporters that after July 1 the if s r s 1 D '."w.'jw.uuu: groups planning events such as pounds short of its meat require- ; dances may avoid dates which con-ZlJ0 Arro lend-lease.; nict with activities of other groups. UNRRA, the home front and other The calendar, together with a corn-purposes. n1f riw-f-vrr! n.-hlr'h cr-nii-,c or ounicLiiiiiK 1a aonc soon, nc said, "We are likely to have such a short supply that nothing can be done for liberated areas" overseas. Red Point Ring Reported Anderson told reporters: "I don't personally think the black market is as bad as it has been represented" but Senator Wheeler D-Mont) of the Senate agriculture committee said he had reports of -"red poin rings" in virtually all major cities Black markets operate "brazenly aid I sugeestine the iob of drama .COach the 'n? wiU i them 11 S 2 v?lp to obtam ne-perhaps by in-, wheeler breaking the FBI, supplanting OPA's enforce unnintnoPAv.frr.:ire5imKOWfrFouPs.M ment activities. n-iuiouisii wneeier i-oia reporters; he had .reports that bogus ired points! of the new organization. If the are being sold at $6 a thousand ln;operator of a bowUng thinks Pittsburgh and New York, Ander- wt.M i f.Tn. son said OP A apparently has "cured , viduals to bowl provided enough in-a good deal of the counterfeiting.-'dividual bowlers are interested for Recreation (Continued From Fie One) conducted program at 13 school reation centers and two park areas. Jaycee Award In 1939, the Junior Chamber of Commerce of New Rochelle pre. sented him with the golden key award nn tin Kacic f ivn(,.Wi. civic service and achievement. rr. i sonality, character and ability " I After experience as surierintend. ! lent of recreation in Eastchester N ! Y., he became director 0f recreation!1" D' -Donnigan, and secretary, in cnester m 1942 and he set up ai1- rj-oren5 - rawiora recreation department under a joint municipai-Joard or Education financial board. Since he undertook his program in Chester, Mr. Sargisson promoted programs at 18 summer playgrounds, 12 after-school playgrounds during the spring and fail, six athletic areas during spring, summer and fail; and six indoor centers. Twelve outdoor concerts and five community sings were features of the summer program in 1944. City-Wide Activities City-wide tournaments were conducted in many events. A Service Club, milkmen and bakers, civic girls" and industrial softball leagues were sponsored. Forty-four baseball teams played in 547 ball games during the spring and summer of 1944. Forty-six basketball teams nartiri- pated in the winter program. Hobby Yiuu "A ""aacipma chairman of the Recreation Divi sion of Delaware County Welfare Council, chairman of the Victory Garden Committee under Council of Defense Chester, secretary to the Delaware County Youth Council, president of Pennsylvania Recrea- i national recreation organization),; j member of the Chester Rotary Club, - j chairman of the recreation division; jof Interracial Commission of Ches-I jter, member of executive committee : of Chester Council of Social Agea-of Since Americans Crossed Rhine V V v e ab a to i BERUN" ma V tjPf pin 1 1 t 2 ft &y&GE RMANYS St? 4 -u--' A-i. .'V 0 kJ ''" packing plants and turn out Its own ; hotels and restaurants. : 1 CM(S, and a member of the Mayor's1 Chester Committee on Social Hy Sw T : Committee on Social Hyinich :o raiced agoya shortly giene. Aim of Citr Groun it is hoped that the Recreation 1 Prnmntinn nii Krvi- tnc rani perform the functions of a public : recreation department, unUl such j k T..vfW.Mt tj.-u.- T3 tt- ; ith enmmtmitv. Mr. I.aird has! everyone interested. One service will be the operation of a clearing house for information on recreational activities. The agency will maintain a calendar of what is go- engaged in what activities, will aid residents and visitors in locating suitable activities. Will Help Group The organization will operate no recreational facilities itself, Mr. Laird said. But it will help other groups group wants a craft instructor ' sirucior can oe nirea ior u oi teem, i iicsnuu dci net uuncu : t7c.q.v, -hti .u example, the new agency would Investigate the demand for the new alleys and turn its findings over to the operator. The agency will also try to obtain ! 10 una suuaoie lacurwes. inus it ; and observation from the air wasi snnip srrftiin nf nsrenns .-aita tr wl-a., i j. ; ,, i , -...avo iJ.-,y j r y uiatour aging no mem. . . - --- - - - ""., ; ilc eposcsnian specu.aiea mat! ii a rec-igre.atcr use of semi-private faculties which cuum oe centers oi recrea tionai activities. From its contacts with organizations fostering recreation throughout the country, the agency will be able to obtain information on ac- tmties carried on-elsewhere. In addition to Mr. Laird, other officrs are: Vice-president, Mrs. Thompson Brown; treasurer, Gil- The board of managers also in clude : Mrs. Brown, Mrs. George Cox, I. B. Finkelstein, Clarence A. Ful-mer, Mrs. Clark McKnight, Dr. W. H. Lemmel, Leroy Scheuerman, Robert E. Glover. Russian War (Continued From Pave One) Fischamend-Dorf, 12 and 13 miles southeast of the heart of Vienna. A mass of armor from these two Soviet armies was converging on the southeastern approaches to Vienna, Moscow's communiques revealed. The Russians have forged a 98-mile siege arc around half-encircled Vienna and have reached or approached the southern and southeastern limits of the city on a five-mile front. The Nazi-controlled Vienna radio transmitter was less than a mils ahead of the Russians. This radio station reported just before midnight last night that violent street fighting had broken out in the city proper and that Russian tommygunners had penetrated the railroad defense line along the municipal boundary. The roar of artillery was heard in the background of the broadcast. Along the 350-mile active front in southeastern Europe, the Russians captured 16,340 enemy troops. In Czecho-Slovakia the Russians swept to a point 33 miles southeast of the big industrial city of Bruenn (Brno). In Yugoslavia, Soviet cavalry men slashed through enemy lines within 41 miles northeast of the Croat capital of Zagreb and 104 miles from the Italian border. On the 'Balti front Russian units were mopping up enemy remnants the Vistula delta east of Danzig. '-de " ::PRCUf CZECHOSLOVAKIA 1 in J -W ' s r AUSTRIA Aerial Armada Blasts Tok IVIore Tlian 300 R-299 With P-51 Fighters From Iho, Also Raid Nagoya GUAM. April 7 iVP;. More than 300 fUh'er-eicorted Super-Forts raided Tokyo today in the greatest land-based raid ever made on Japan Ra ln nr55 mv0iV""s -ana oasa fighter planes. j Mustangs from recently captured lwo made up the fi5htr con- tmgent, of the "very lrg task force before noon today. The P-51s flew more than 1.500 mues on tne rouna trip irom iwo Xu -rr-- hKiCh- V- J) rULANV 4 4 XX x -w X in.. , to TokVO. Thev were umi Of theranr! Framrtrv rimnanv seventh Fighter Command, headed by Brig.-Gen. Ernest M. Moore, who recenuy eswouanea nesaquaners on; me volcanic isiana iou mues south id losyo. Mustanzx flfw with t.h Rimw, rmv fjchtr riH civ rtrnhaWB Ten wrm rfamas Tri-n p-si w-r- i " - - 'lost - Mustangs flew with the "very large task force" of Super-Forts hit the MtisubLshi aircraft plant at Nagoya. Both attacks were demolition raids made at medium altitude in clear weather. Jap Fleet (Continued From Pare One) 'that it was merely an effort to es cape to more tenable waters. "Obviously," he said, "the Japanese fleet did not like its position in the inland sea which was becoming more and more untenable. Damage inflicted by our ra idinc air forces was seeking to retire to more remote Positions north of the home islands. I American naval forces, he added.. have been able to keep close watch on Japanese fleet movements for some time Asserting the Inland sea was "gettine hotter and hotter for them."; he said "They must have known they were going to lose them eventually anyway and the fact that it was a very fast force indicated they hoped they could get in a fast hit and run raid and get away." The battleship Yamato, which was; in the world, roughly equivalent to the American 45,000 ton Iowa, both in age and characteristics. 44 Nazi Planes Felled By Allied Air Vanguard LONDON, April 7 7P. At least! 44 German planes were shot down ! today as the Nazis pressed frantic; attacks against 1.300 American! heavy bombers and 850 fighters making a sweep of airfields, am- j munition dumps and railyards ahead of Allied armies rolling across northern Germany. The 44 planes represented claims from only a part of the fighter groups and none from the bombers, a U. S. air force staff officer said. Heavy combat occurred within 50 miles of Hamburg, while at the same time Italian-based planes of the 15th Air Force attacked rail lines and other communications in northern Italy for the third straight day. Yanks Capture Castle Of Baron Munchausen WrITH THE U. S. SECOND ARMORED DIVISION. April 7 UP). The Second Armored Division has captured Baron Munchausen Castle, where the legend of the Munchausen tales is said to have started. The first book of Munchausen stories was written in 1785 by Rudolf Erich Raspe, who had became acquainted in Goettingen with Frei-herr von Munchausen of Boden-werder, teller of amusing tales of his prowess as soldier and sportsman. Bondenwerder is 12 miles southeast of Hamelin. Newsmen Guess May 1 j For West Front Collapse ; PARIS, April 7 (u.PJ. Organized German resistance in the west probably will end before May 1, in the opinion of a majority of cor-' respondents at Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's headquarters. Even the most pessimistic observers here believe that German military might has been irreparably broken by the enemy's staggering casualties in the past two weeks, i - tiicic M AjaaiULiiLV Lrif e-nmv Casualties (Continued From F On) in action are now listed as prisoners of war. They are: Wounded Pfe. John W. Taylor, 24. husband of Mrs. Myrtle Ransom Taylor ol Newark; March 4 in Germany. Pfc. Alfred M. Meeds, son of Mr and Mrs. Martin L. Meeds of Bear; m March in Germany. Pfc. Ernest C. Elermann, 20, son nt Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Eiermann of Townsend; March 5 in Germany Pfc. David Lundy, 21, son of Mrs .lnnie Lundv. 221 West Second Street: March 13 in Germany. Staff Sergt. Charies Greer, 24. husband of Mrs. Mildred Talcach Lundy of Christiana; Feb. 28 on Luzon. Prisoner of War Private Charles Carlton Shehn, 23. son of Mrs. Bertha Rowe, 629 Springer Street. Lieut.-Col. Robert M, Booth. 30, son of Col. Lucian D. Booth, former ly of 912 Biacfcshire Koaa. now oi Roanoke. Va. The War Department today announced 5.234 casualties, including 1.073 killed. 3,177 wounded, and 1.-029 prisoners of war. The Naw Department announced 467 casualties in the Navy. Marine Corps and Coast Guard, including 102, dead, 323 wounded, and 42 missing. John Francis Hetiler iseaman tiever na ixrrn ui i.ht Pacific for the pait 11 months His letters Indi cated that his ship had not been Into a his boot train ing at the New j port, R. I , Naval Training ; Station, and i again after the! shakedown! John Francis Hetzler cruise of his carrier to Trinidad.; He had been with his carrier since i its commissioning at the Boston ' Navy Yard. j Before he went into the Navy, he had been learning the trade of i a metal worker at the American Car; The last letter received from him ; by his parents was written Feb. 9 aboard the carrier. James Robert Powell Word was received Thursday by 1 aa. Powell of the death of his son tnc Pacinc tneatc. He entered the sen-ice in July. 1942. immediate- land High School at Delmar, in May. He received boot training at Norfolk, and was immediately assigned to a gun crew on a Merchant Marine tanker, seeing service between South America and the European theatre. He remained in .that branch until September, 1943, when he was transferred to the Quartermaster Division, and schooled at Newport. R. I. After graduating from that school he was assigned one of the large carriers in the Pacific Fleet. Before his last invasion that cost him his life, Powell wore seven stars in his service ribbons, indicating partxipatlon in seven major invasions. He was last home for the Christmas holidays, and left Jan. 9 to rejoin his ship at Bremerton. Wash. While on leave, he married Miss Jane Hodne of Brooklyn, N. Y. Powell joined the navy at the age of 17, in the hope of having a hand n deleatm? the enemy, and from rn of the tales he related he i realized his ambition. Asked on ! one occasion by a newsman i: he i uiuii i prcier wiore uuiv, nc f:a nc j could do more In defeating the Jap on nw smP- John Vi. Taylor Private Taylor, who was wounded in the thigh, is reported making -nrrr,,l ,,,,., had been a civilian employe at the New Castle Army Air Base. He received training at Camp Blanding, TT1 et vi s4 h aw 4- a five - month -o 1 d son. Roy Wayne Taylor. Mrs. Taylor is Private J. W. Taylor making her home with her parents near Newark. The wounded soldier is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Taylor of Huntsdale. Pa. He attended the Carlisle, Pa., Hizh School. Homer Burton Wooleyhan Before being inducted in March, 1941, Sergeant Wooleyhan had been employed at the Curtis Paper Mill in Newark. He was known as a dancer and had won several dancing contests. He was graduated from the Sudlersville, Md.. High School. After the death of his mother, Mrs. Clara M. Wooleyhan, he had lived 'with a sister, Mrs. Clarbell Shelton, at Templeville, before coming to Newark about two years before his induction. j He received training at Camp j Gordon, Ga., Camp Leonard Wood, Mo., and Fort Bragg, N. C, and attended specialist schools at Milwaukee, Wis., and Kansas City, Kan He went overseas in September, J 1- s " ' s - A "REPORT on GERMANY' An Eyewitness Account Br MAX LERMER AMocia1 Editor ot PM Noted Author and Journalist in a LECTURE on MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 9, 8:15 P. M. Y. M. Cr Y. W. H. A. FORUM 515 French Street Cen. Admission 50e Mr. Laraar ki jnl rtlimd cfter IT waeka n tk hmi liu u a pacial war csfTwpa4aat. Delaware Casualties Jamea Robert Powell K tiled. Sergt. Homer B. Wooleyhan Killed ; U.! Pfc. Alfred M. Meeds Wounded Pvt. Charles C. Shelin Prisoner 1944. and served with the Ninth 2 m. ' jjt ojs. fid snore ta-v since 1 Army. It went to thej eurViving are three brothers Pacific area. He.;arKl four other sisters. Frank had only two Woo'.eyhan of Wilmington, Na-leave of any;thanei wooleyhan of Templeville. length since; Md., and Julian Wooleyhan of Buf-Joining the:ai0i Y; Mrs Ethel WeUer of Navy 20 months : sudlersviUe, Md Mrs. Roy Riddle-ago. He wao atiberger and Mrs. Minnie Celesky of home after the; Wilmington and Mr?. Florence Car-com pletion of I XoU. of Clifton Heights, Pa. Alfred M. Meeds Private Meed3 is now hospitalized for a wound of the left shoulder. Before entering the service in August. 1943, he attended Newark High School and was employed by the Artesian Water Company. He went overseas in October, 1944. A paratrooper in the 17th Airborne Division, he served in England, Belgium ! and Luxembourg before he was i wounded in Germany. I Ernest C. Eiermann ! Before entering the Army in July, j 1944, Private Eiermann worked on his father's farm near Townsend. A brother, Sergt. William Eiermann, is with the Eighth Air Force in England. David Lundy Private Lundy w-as only slightly wounded and his letters indicate that he is improving. He served with the Yankee Division in the Third Army. The soldier formerly attended Brown Vocational School. He went overseas last December. His brother. Pfc. Jacob Lundy. is in Hawaii. Charles Greer Following the action in which he was wounded, Sergeant Greer was hospitalized in the Philippines. He attended Newark Hiyh School, and was employed by Harry C. Bolen of Newark, before entering the service Feb. 26. 1942. He went overseas in May, 1943. Two brothers and sister are in the service. Staff Sergt. Grayson Greer, is in England; Flight Officer James K. Greer, is at Fort Sumner, N. M., and Private Esther Buck is with the WACs at Fort Hamilton, N. Y. Charles C. Shelin Private Shelin had been missing in action in Belgium bince Dec. 22. His mother received a telegram from the War Department yesterday, saying he had been a prisoner of the Germans since Jan. 31. He had been billeted with a private family in Belgium prior to his capture. Previously he had been in Ireland. England, France, and Luxembourg. Private Shelin, who was a combat engineer, worked in communications, apparently with the Ninth Air Force. He received training in Atlantic City, California, Iowa, Utah, i aoum uasma, ana uuuiaiano uciui c at a hosnital in i going overseas in March, 1944. France induction he was employed Rffnr cr-vriJoy the Dravo Corporation. He at-uW the Army in j tended Wilmington High Schooled June, 1944, he!for se1"8! years worked at the Park Theatre Robert M. Booth Colonel Booth and his father, Col. Lucian Booth, formerly made their home in Wilmington. The father has recently returned to Roanoke, Va. Missing since December, Colonel Booth served with Patton's Third 4n rv Army and was taken prisoner after cember 1944 I wounded. Col. Lucian Booth Private a n d ' ls associated with the Hercules Pow-Mr. -ravior hav.er Company in Roanoke. War Bonds (Continue Fran P One) L., and Charles Boyer, legislative representative of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, have pledged the support of their respective unions toward making the drive a success. Union committees have been appointed and are cooperating in all Delaware firms. Frank H. McCormick, war finance chairman of the advisory committee, of Delaware firms, has met with top management of the larger Delaware companies and has been assured of their complete cooperation. The heads of these firms will meet monthly during the drive to receive reports and make plans for the success of the drive. Delaware's quota in E bonds for the seventh is $10,000,000 and firm quotas will account for a large percentage of this amount. Quotas accepted to date by labor-management committees of Delaware firms 1 now exceed $4,000,000. j Several firms have already held i their opening rallies. Including Deemer Stel Casting Go . Delaware Floor Products, Inc., Mittelman- Berneteln fe Company, Inc. Thorn- as-Thiel, Inc. Eastern Malleable' Iron Co, American Manganese hPav Steel Division, Joseph Bancroft and; , . . - Sons CO.. and Delaware Coach CoJ TroPs aIoK COMt of A special moving picture. "Mr. and this sector advanced about 2,000 Mrs. America'' is shown at these 'yards during yesterday afternoon rallies, when ealb:e. . ar.d occupied the town T.ua. The payroll savings committee, ; Heavy supporting artillery fire was which is composed of volunteer life brought to bear on the enemy, underwriters, has been meeting each British Fleet Attacked Friday for over three years. The , Japanese planes launched a con-oommitte. is headed by William B. ' certed attack earlier on the British 3torm:e!tz, state chairman; John C.pac;nc T.fX. operating a a aelf-Cole, vice-chairman, and Jefferson contained group in support of the F. Pool. New Castle County chair- Okinawa campaign, as it shelled and man. Other members of the com- j bombed the southern Ryukyut mittee are: John W. Bigham, Leslie ; March 31 through April 2. P. Brockson, C Edward Carey, Lew-j "Somj major units" were slightly is E. Carpenr, Ray M. Coaie, Oil-; damaged, Nimitz reported In a soever D. Collins. Jr., William H. 'clal press release on the British Fortna, Jesse H. Gatewood, Arthur action. D. Grant, John F. Hazel, C. A. Hig-S Britain's 35,000-ton battleship gins. John Kelly, Dewey W. Kemp,jHM3 King George V was the target Herbert V. Lindsay, Barton H. ' for five Japanese aircraft, which one Mackey, Walter Martin. Louis A. j British naval observer said were Mell, Gustave Minne, Charles B. j driven off. The British task force. Palmer, Leo C. Rothensies, Jules j which also includes the 23,000-ton Rothschild, William Steele, and Paul' aircraft carrier Illustrious, destroyed J. Turek. jor damaged 31 enemy planes In the- j three-day strike against the Ryu- Clothing i Tkyo in ia! c,fm C7 ' Tokyo radio reported, as usual (Continue From rt On) that. Japanese filers "already hv and summer wear, Mr. Koester said, succeeded in either sinking cr dam Although clothing need not be in : aging several enemy warships, in-perfect repair, it must be useful to eluding battleships, cruisers and the people who will receive it. Eve-, other types." The enemy broadcas-ning dresses, tuxedos, and dress suits 'ter claimed three U. S. aircraft car-cannot be used. riers had been sunk or damaged. Underclothing and ail types o!: Associated Press Correspondent cotton garments should be washed Grant MacDor.ald wrote late yes ter -before they are donated, but they i day that Japanese pHr.es e.-.eaked in need not be ironed. Other garments! low over northern Okinawa trytn do not have to be cleaned. I to hit shipping cflshore but wer Most urgently needed are the fol-i stopped by a tremendous blast cf lowing: j anti-aircraft fire from ships ar.3 Infants' garments. All types are; shore, in urgent demand, particularly knit; Strong Japanese air attacks had goods. been expected earlier. Apparently Men's and boys' garments. Over-; the pre-icvasion carrier strikes coats, topcoats, suits, coats, jackets,, against the Japanese Inland Sea and, shirts, all types of work clothes, in- Kyushu, southernmost main Nip-cluding overalls, coveralls, etc., ponese island, effectively diaorgar.-sweaters, underwear, robes, pajamas,' ized the enemy a:r frce so :t was knitted gloves. j unable to mount a full-scale strike Women's and girls' garments.; for many days. Overcoats, jackets, skirts, sweaters,' Admiral Mi-scher reported to the shawls, dresses, underwear, aprons,! Navy in Washington yesterday that jumpers, smocks, robes, nightwear,;his fliers and aupportir. forces de-knitted gloves. j strove d or damaged 1.212 Japanese Caps and knitted headwear. Ser-Umce the start of the Olcnawj, cam-viceable heavy duty caps and knitted jpaign. headwear fsuch as stocking caps) Marines Continue Gains are needed. (Women's hats, dress; Marines on Okiawa scored gtir.s hats, and derbies cannot be used.) iup to 5,000 yards along the narrow Bedding. Blankets, afghans, sheets, llshikawa isthmus m the miodle of pillow cases, quilts. These are; Okinawa but In the south ir.iar.try-needed urgently if in serviceable men of the 24th corps were slowed condition. iby prepared defense positions about Shoes. Either oxfords or high j four miles north of Nana, the capi-shoes, of durable type with low or-tal city. medium heels are desired. Shoes j It was the first time since D-Day with high heels, open toes or open I that no specific charges were re-backs, evening slippers, and novelty j ported in positions at the southern types cannot be used. All shoes col-iend of the line. lected should be mated and tied se- j The Yanks now control more than curely into pairs. j one-fifth of the strategic, 65-mile- Usabie remnants, piece goods. Cut 'long island and were fast preparing or uncut materials 'cottons, rayons, jits best harbor, Nakagusuku, on the woolens, etc.) one yard or more in least coast, for American use. It length but not rags or badly dam- j formerly was an anchorage for the aged, dirty or worn-out fabrics. j Imperial fleet. Mr. Koester this morning received I lriol ieKd'rtvSiYamato Mo.t Powerful congratulating him on his app.iir.t-j Battleship in Jan NavV ment by Mayor Albert W. James! ..,. 1 , J to head the drive Ln Wilmington. i GUAM. April 7 (.4.-The JapaseM The text follows: ; battleship Yamato was the pride of "It U deeply gratifying to know he emperor's navy and up until the vou will serve as chairman for!tllrie unk 50 miies o United National Clothing Collec- Japan today, tne most powerful ship tion in Wilmington. Tajsk is a tre-, l to Nippon's once proud fieet. mendous one but the cause is of She was a 900 foot long. 45,000 highest Lmportance. Problem is to j ton battleship carrying 16 Inch guns mobUize all organizations and in-j and capable of a speed of 30 knots, terests in community for partici-j Eight torpedoes and eight heavy pation. I am confident under your ! bombs sent her to the bottom of the leadership Wilmington will respond! east China Sea. 100 per cent to this appeal. Every i good wish to you ana to success of the collection ln your city. Henry J. Kaiser, national chairman. United National Clothing Collection." Catgut All Wrong Catgut for the strings of violins never comes from cats, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. It is taken from the intestines of sheep, horses and mules. fvmm a rv Wait A Minute, Dad!" "I know that you've got plenty of things to worry about, Dad. I know that we're at war, that War Bonds have to be bought, that the cost of living is increasing, that salaries are frozen and taxes are burdensome. I know it's tough, Dad, but think of Mother and me, and what any financial loss would do to us. "There's just one thing I'd like to ask you. Dad. Have you protected us with plenty of insurance Fire - Liability - Accident - Health? Tell me that you have, Dad." .1865 J. A. Montgomery, Inc. DuPont Bldg. Dial -lJ Jl Insurable, Fleet Battle at!o4 frnm rt On) tillery fire, which wss particularly Third Army Captures 400,000th Prisoner WITH THE U. S. THIRD ARMY, April 7 vPt. The Third Army's 400.-000th prisoner is scheduled to pass through its cages today. Lieut.-Gen. George S- Patton a men have taken 333,873 since they went into action. Friday's bag was 14.343, for a total of 86,013 ln the current 16-day-old operation. ,1945 10th & Orange 6561 Wm Can Inturm It.

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