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g: aataai"ifttaytg ataman wa' iii.a Four B Journal-Every Evening Wilmington, Delaware Wednesday, September 13, 1944 C I. 0. Argues INo-Strikes Fight Carried to Floor; t Change in Little Steel Formula Is Predicted r GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 13 VP) Speakers carried the fight to mociry or rescind the no-strike pledge to the floor of the United Automobile Workers (C. I. O.) con venticm here today while President R. J. Thomas pleaded with delegates to "keep your feet on the eround. Victor Reuther. brother of U. A. W. Vice-President Walter P. Reuthy end sponsor of a resolution which "would limit the application of the no-strike pledge to war plants-after Germany's defeat, urged delegates to "be realistic" in their deliberations upon the issue. "Keep the no-stnke pledge," he urged, "but decide under what circumstances it is going; to be binding. With Germany's defeat, industry w;ll be in a powerful spot to smash your union. Are we going to ftand helpless before the corporations during the reconversion period while we are still fighting Japan?" Ben Garrison, delegate from the Ford Motor Co.'a Highland Park plant, demanded that the pledge be rescinded. He charged management had "betrayed" labor by seeking to undermine collective bargaining processes while labor was keeping Its part of the no-strike pledge. -A prediction that the Little Steel formula would be revised upward within a week was ?iven by C. I. O. President Phillip Murray to delegates to the United Automobile Workers CC. I. O.) convention today as they prepared to vote on the con troversial no-strike pledge issue. Murray, a member of the National "War Labor Board, asked for "tolerance and understanding at least until Monday, when he said the outcome of the Little Steel formula case would be revealed. The formula limits general wage increases to 15 per cent above Jan. 1, 1342, levels. '"I am satisfied the formula will be changed." he asserted. "It has to be revised in the interest of our country and people." Delegates applauded generously an address last night by Interior Secretary Harold L. Ickes supporting the candidacy of President Roosevelt. Ickes was interrupted frequently as delegates chuckled at the secretary's satirical references to Gov. Thomas. E. Dewey as "the candidate in the blue serge suit" and "public temblor No. 1." A charge by the Republican presi- . dential nominee that the Roosevelt administration did not intend to demobilize the armed forces as quickly as possible was branded by Ickes "false as any ever promulgated by Goebbels." I Russian War (Continued Frera Page One) Scfia and that the Bulgarian capital was preparing a reception, having j arrested all members of the former pro-Nazi government.) Marshal Malinovsky's offensive was rolling forward during his brief absence to sign an armistice with Romania in Moscow and his Russians approached within 25 miles of Cluj, capital cf central Transylvania and largest Romanian city still in enemy hands. He brfcke a permanent fortiSed line which the Hungarians had ' been building since 19 V) when Htiler awarded them the northern half cf the Romanian province. The battle in the Balkans for Transylvania now is becoming a campaign to envelop Serbia (southern Yugoslavia) from the north and reach the Tisza River, which flows north and south across the heart cf the Hungarian plain, one of Hitler's major bread baskets. Russian front dispatches told of hundreds of confused Oerman nd ! Hungarian prisoners marching back Into the Transvlvanian mountains I as streams of Soviet armor rolled west. Correspondents credited the Romanians with obstructing enemy reinforcements headed toward the Mures Valley. Rivers Confront Drive Rivers, but no mountains, now e'.and between Malinovsky's vanguard at the mouth of the Mures Valley and the area for a flanking move south to Belgrade to seal the Balkan peninsula's neck. At midnight, the Kremlin announced the capture of Deva, 85 miles from Hungary. Almost half of Transylvania now has been conquered. About 12,000 square miles remain uncleared. Seventh Army (Continued Fran Fate One) Valley town of Vesoul, 30 miles west of tiie gap, in a bitter two-day fight, but ran into stiff resistance a few miles to the east and northeast. (The French radio at Marseille aia French Forces of the Interior had liberated La RocheUe, U-boat fcase 95 miles north of Bordeaux.) At least 20,000 Germans were believed to remain behind the Allied lines west and south of the Chatil-lon junction point and a headquarters officer said they all are "faced with the likelihood of being captured cr killed." A total of 75.000 prisoners already have been taken in the month since the invasion of r the Eouth France coast. Although the juncture of the Seventh and Third Armies left a great westward bulge, 100 miles deep and "5 miles across the mouth between the Vesoul and Nancy areas, there was every indication it would be quickly and sharply reduced. Within the westward bulge lies Chaumont, known to Americans in the First World War as the headquarters of Gen. John J. Pershing. Chaumont, 30 miles northeast of Chatiilon. appeared likely to fall 4,000 Auto Scrapped Everv Dav in Nation WASHINGTON, "Sept. 13 LPs. More than 4,000 cars are being acrapfwd daily and . approximately ICO.OCO will leave the highways permanently this year. The Ot3ce of War Information a', i estimated today that the supply cf cars subject to ration-i-c ha- dwindled to 20.000, and that f-'TO used cars are in dealers' fcands. Germany Entered at Two Points 10lJira'2f,, GERMANY BRUSSELS Jyy. &S BELGIUM noM CM Vbu... -i) li K 'Iff S Hrb'(I A- Large open arrows indicate possible direction of drives into Germany from two areas where V. S. First Army forces have broken through onto German soil the first near Trier, and the second, east of Eupen, Belgium. Other arrows indicate location and direction of various other Allied drives approaching Germany in continuing fluid warfare with no set battle line, as such, in many sectors. German border is shaded just inside Germany. Conference (Continued From Tmgt One) New Zealand, would arrive from Ottawa today to participate. Law to See Churchill Richard Law, British minister of state who is en route to the UNRRA conference in Montreal, will stop in Ottawa to see Churchill. Secretary of the Treasury Morgen-thau will arrive from Washington today or tomorrow. He and Secre tary of State Hull and Secretary of War Stimson make up a cabinet committee on economic problems arising from the war-Rear Admiral Emory S. Land, war shipping administrator, will join the conference. Lord Leathers, Britain's war transport minister, already is here. A letter from Hull to President Roosevelt, saying that experts soon would have ready "definitive policy proposals' on curbing international cartels was made public by Early "as something of spot news nature, more or less unrelated to the conference." Meanwhile an Allied onslaught on the Philippines before the last echoes of the victory conference die awav 5esmed possible today as the British and American commands discussed the shortest cut to global victory. In President Roosevelt's map room on tiie second floor of the governor general's residence on the moated citadel, the European battle lines as well as those of more fluid naval attacks spearing toward Tokyo are carefully charted. But in all official statements, the gold-braid conference of staff officers in the 800-room Chateau Frontenac is nailed to the Pacific war and Britain's determination to tieip blot out Japanese aggression. Some, military men aay GI-Joe.s will be' opening K-rations in the Philippine Islands before Thanksgiving turkeys are on tables back home. Such a stroke, backed by tremen dous American naval and air power. would substantially chart over-all Pacific strateev. The Philippines, Formosa, the j Japanese homeland oresumably ! would be primarily an American show. India, Burma, Malaya and The Netherlands East Indies would be assigned to British command a job given Admiral Lord Louis Mount batten at another historic Quebec conference 13 months- ago. On the China mainland. Gen. Jo seph W. Stilwell and his forces would form the land ' connecting link in territory already Integrated in the air by the B-29 Super-Fortresses of Gen. H. H. Arnold's 20th Air Force. Nazis See Conference Demanding Surrender LONDON, ept. 13 (.Predicting that a new Allied surrender ultimatum would emerge from the Roosevelt-Churchill conference in Quebec, the Berlin radio told the German people today that to give in now would allow th Allies to gain victory "by sneakinj through the backdoor." The broadcast disclosed that similar warnings were published by all German morning newspapers as Nazi propagandists sought to bolster home front morale for the final defense of the Reich by harping on the theme that defeat would be "worse than Versailles' and that Germany must "fight to the bitter end." A dispatch from Switzerland, however, declared that Col.-Gen. Heinz Guderian, chief of the German general staff, with the support of his field marshals and the whole High Command had advised Hitler that the worst could be expected at any moment. Olds Returned as Head Of U. S. Power Group WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (JP). The administration won its fight to return Leland S. Olds to the chairmanship of the Federal Power Commission today when the Senate voted without a roll call to confirm his re-nomination for a five year term. Opponents could not muster sufficient strength for a record vote. President Roosevelt sent Olds' appointment to the Senate just prior to the expiration of his old term on June 22. but opposition from Senator Moore (R-Okia) forced a series of hearings before an Interstate Commerce subcommittee. Senator James M. Tunnell D-Dcl) said power commissioners of many states had praised the FPC for assistance given under Olds' ad-i ministration. Lewis Hints at Strike For Safety in Mines CINCINNATI, Sept. 13 (JP). John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers, hinted today that coal miners may be forced into a post-war strike - to gain improvements in mine safety conditions. Speaking to miners in their biennial convention, Lewis referred to the record of casualties as "butchery" and "a crying national shame." "The record is appalling," the U. M. W. chieftain declared. "The time is coming when this union will have to t-ake stern action to abate this slaughter of our people. Were this war not on, I would be prone to recommend that the coal miners of the country stop coal mining for a time until we receive assurances from the operators of a greater degree of safety." Plastic (Continued From Fare One) paper and wood. It should prove of value also in the impregnation of paper containers for milk and other liquids. In addition, because of its toughness, impermeability, and resistance to brines and chemicals, It should also find application, when available for civilian uses, as coating for various metals to prevent corrosion." The low moisture-permeability of polythene suggests its application in the packaging field, as containers for various materials, including collapsible tubes for foods and cosmetics, Dr. Hahn aaid. In laboratory tests, a hand cream has been aged in polythene tubes under standard room conditions lor as long as two years without apparent stiffening or loss of fragrance. Just now, while "at war," the plastic is being used to insulate cables and high frequency apparatus. Can Be Sprayed He disclosed that this plastic may be applied by ttie flame-spraying method previously used to apply tta"ngs oi metais. Pr- Harm's paper on "Some Physi- cal and Chemical Properties of Polythene," prepared in cooperation with M. L. Macht and D. A. Fletcher, also of DuPont's plastics department, was presented at a session of the division of paint, varnish and plastics chemistry. Polythene is the generic name that has been given to the new series of hydrocarbon plastics now being produced on a commercial scale in this country from ethylene gas under high pressure. Ethylene may be derived from coal, petroleum, alcohol, or natural gas. Originally developed by Imperial Chemical Industries Limited in Great Britain, polythene is covered by United States patents under which the DuPont Company has obtained exclusive rights in this country.. Remarkable Combination "Polythene possesses a truly remarkable combination of the electrical, physical, and chemical properties needed for a $1de variety of industrial uses." Dr. Hahn pointed out. "In addition, its versatility as regards methods of working also contributes to its suitability for a number of applications. "The commercial production of polythene in this country was entirely a war-time development for military uses, and, except for small quantities that are available for ex perimental purposes, current pro duction is under allocation oy WPB." The military applications of poly thene are chiefly in the insulation of cable and high-frequency accessories. Even before the war its uses in electronic devices were pro gressing from the experimental to the commercial stage. Out of Season BOSTON (U.R). As the mercury hovered around the 100 mark. pedestrians mopped their brows and shrugged as they passed the Boston Elevated Railroads maintenance yard and read this sign: "Snow laborers hired here 62 cents an hour." Would Kins Cell Bt Merry With Stomach Ulcer Pains? Th recertify Old Kte Cft! mfffM ns hi tn s rrerry Gift teul if b hd uoaia?h ulrwr ptn, Suf'frtn ha hr t pT th penalty of tarorb or crr p ;n. tndtjr Uoo. cat p tn. hartHurr, burning sensation. fcJoat and eir conditio eaue4 19 cxeesa cid, hfllrt try CJdsa na hr, t. & marrr rt ft -V box of Cdxa Tt- tt fmai Tnsr dTztt Firet ?m.s! w- n'- or rtirn h?x lo o aid a fKHTBLE TOUR vor.Y BACK. t ikfctrd tad druf ttorw ' Allied Drive (Contiaeed From Fafe One) your own lives . . and for aiding the Allied armies. "Leave all German factories at once! "Go underground. "Go into hiding, either in the towns or on the land. You must act immediately, so leave the factories now. The safest place is on the land. German fanners are In need of labor. Many will give you food and shelter. The Nazis have not the men to spare to search for you or to control your movements." 15-Mile Gain Made Units of the First Army which is carrying the double assaults into Germany, also pushed within sight of the German border in northern Luxembourg, advancing 15 miles beyond Bastogne to near Clervaux. Another U. S. Column, presumably from the Third Army, curved up from fallen Aumef through the capital of. Luxembourg and reached the Our River bordec of the Duchy and the Reich, apparently at a point below Clervaux. This push through captured territory took less than 60 minutes. These Americans stood yesterday within a mile of the Siegfried Line. First Army men who captured Malmedy, eight miles from the Reich and 13 below Eupen, were on a road route leading into Hitler's land. Supreme Headquarters wrapped all operations in secrecy, and at the evening press conference gave no word of American advances nor of fresh developments on any other sector of the huge Allied front. A new American Army the Ninth was disclosed to be fighting in an undesignated sector. The junction of the Third and Seventh Armies was strengthened. The Third Army like the First-was knocking at German defenses in multiple threats, any of which might explode into a full-force onslaught. The British Second Army steadily was expanding its breakthrough of the Albert Canal line in a wedge into Holland. It built up an attack flank within 60 miles of Dusseldorf and Essen. The large Dutch road center of Eindhoven appeared to be a first objective. Lieut.-Gen. Courtney Hodges' First Army also was almost on the Dutch border, and was within four miles of Maastricht. The Canadians in the west reached nearly to The Netherlands border after capturing Brugge (Bruges) and advancing eastward 10 miles to the Leopold Canal. Poles in the Canadian army thrust 20 miles from Ghent and reached St. Niklaas, working on north toward Holland, a front dispatch said. Port Battles Go On Battles continued for the ports of Brest, Boulogne, Calais, and Dun-kerque. The prisoner count at captured Le Havre rose to 8,000. Hite and fear were the Americans' welcome from a people whose dream of world tyranny was shattered and whose homeland defenses were under assault or threatened assault from The Netherlands border north of Aachen to the now broken Moselle River buffer line in France. The vast manpower reserves of America were pouring into the attack. Supreme Headquarters announced that the American Ninth Army under command of Lieut.-Gen. William H. Simpson had taken its place in the operational command in France. This army's sector has not yet been disclosed. It is the sixth Allied army to be identified in the combat area. The American forces involved are t'he mightiest ever assembled on one fighting front. Clearing the way ahead of the American First Army columns probing the Siegfried defenses at two points, U. S. Ninth Air Force fighter bombers went out in relays beginning at dawn for a ceaseless pounding of concrete strongpoints in the path of the advance. They ranged both sides of the Siegfried Line and swept as far south as Metz and Nancy where the U. S. Third Army poured armor and artillery across the Moselle on a 15-miJe wide front in a power buildup for a sweep on Saarbrucken and Strasbourg. In the area east of Liege U. S. First Army units drove at least six miles beyond Eupen yesterday and plunged into Germany. This operation, the second penetration of the Reich in less than 24 hours, carried to a point 10 miles south and slightly east of Aachen. Although this reputedly is one of the most heavily-guarded zones of the Siegfried Line, or Westwall, first indications were that the Americans made their move against only moderate resistance from a scattered series of strongpoints. The new penetration, described In a front dispatch as a "reconnaissance in force," was made by strong American armored elements which drove In from the west. The second crossing of the German border was 65 miles north and slightly west of the original invasion pathway taken by other American First Army units which swept across the Duchy of Luxembourg to positions northwest of the German city of Trier. State Casualties F7 Sergt. William Lieut. Edgar I. Smith B. Worley Killed Killed 1 c j Corp. John L. Private George Burna J. McBride Wounded Wounded Casualties (Continued From Page One) son of Mr. and Mrs. George J. McBride, 1614 West Fourteenth Street. Sergt. David J. Rose, 22, and Private Edward F. Rose, 30, both sons of Mrs. L. M. Rose of Cheswold, and both wounded while serving in the infantry in France. The missing man is Lieut. Ritchie N. Henderson, 26, son of John R. Henderson, Jr., of Georgetown. He was executive officer of the submarine Wahoo which was reported lost last December. Edgar B. Worley, Jr. Lieutenant Worley was flying a small plane used for taxiing from one base to another, and went into a tailspin at too low an altitude for bailing out, according to word received by his mother from his wife, Mrs. Lucille Worley, who was living in Florida with him. The government telegram gave no details of the crash. The lieutenant was a graduate of Wilmington High School, had been employed by an aircraft company in Hartford, Conn., and held a private pilot's license for flying his own plane. He enlisted shortly after the Pearl Harbor attack, and was graduated with a commission as a fighcer pilot in February, 1943. He had been stationed at Eglin Field since then. At the time of his death he was acting commanding officer at the field, and was officer in charge of operations and maintenance. Services will be held in Meriden, Conn., the home of his wife. William I. Smith Sergeant Smith was serving in the infantry in France when he received the fatal wounds. In the last letter received by his family, dated July 27. he made no mention of a promotion from his rank of private first class, but the telegram announcing his death refers to him as a sergeant. He was inducted Aug. 12, 1943, and received training with the Rainbow Division at Camp Gruber, Okla. He was sent to England in June and to France in July. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Smith of Wilmington, and had two brothers in the service. J. Dean Williamson Lieutenant Williamson, an infantry officer in the Canadian army, now is in a hospital in England. He was a member of the Lincoln and Welland Division which suffered heavy casualties at Caen in the early days of Kie invasion. Lieutenant Williamson is a graduate of Bishop's University, Quebec, and while there was an officer in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps, being graduated in 1942. Receiving his B. A. degree, he was commissioned an officer and assigned to a cargp in British Columbia. John L. Barns Corporal Burns entered the Marine Corps Aug. 12, 1942, and has served on Guadalcanal, Bougainville, and Guam. He was wounded Nov. 13, 1943, on Bougainville, but went Starts INSTANTLY to relieve AOllES-PAIS Soreness and Stiffness For blessed prompt relief nab on powerfully aoothing Musterola. It actually helps break up painful local congestion. So much easier to apply than a mustard plaster. "No fuss. No muss mth Musterole!" Just rub it on. , f k. atf"' ...Oaff aVftM, . . ajkWtvw, : 1 j,y-1 Lr "r I jJilHaiiilSHi back to active duty later. He is now hospitalized with shrapnel wounds In his side and arm, received on Guam. He attended St. Paul's School and Wilmington High School. Before entering the service, he was em ployed by the Bond Manufacturing Company. He has been overseas since about lour months after he enlisted. Georfe J. McBride Private McBride, a former em ploye of the News-Journal Company in the circulation department, was seriously wounded on Guam Aug. 5, He entered the service April 29, 1943, received basic training at Camp Barkeley, Tex., and was sent overseas last February. A graduate of H. Fletcher Brown Vocational High School, he worked for the Harlan and Hollingsworth Corporation irrrmediately before his induction. A brother, Private Dan J. McBride. left two weeks ago for an overseas post. Rose Brothers Sergeant Rose and Private Rose, brothers of Mrs. Joseph Panali, Mid-dletown, are both hospitalized with wounds received in France. Sergeant Rose was wounded Aug. 15 in the Riviera invasion, and Private Rose was wounded July 25 in northern France. Staff Sergeant Rose was inducted in the Army on Nov. 20, and after training at Fort Knox, Ky., went overseas in May, 1943. Afterwards he participated in the invasions of Sicily and Italy where he was wounded on the Anzio beachhead. He was awarded the Purple Heart for his first wounds. He formerly was employed by Dravo Corporation. Private Rose entered the Army on Dec. 15, 1943, and was trained at Camp Walters, Texas, and Port George Meade, Md., prior to going overseas to England in April of this year. He has forwarded his Purple Heart to his sister, Mrs. Panali. Another brother. Corp. Earl Rose, 25, is stationed with the Army Signal Corps in New Guinea in the southwest Pacific where he has been for the past two years. Ritchie N. Henderson Lieutenant Henderson, a graduate of the Naval Academy at Annapolis, was executive officer of a submarine whose daring was even admitted by the Axis. He has received a gold star in absentia, in place of a second silver star. The citation praises his "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity as torpedo and diving officer serving on a submarine during aggressive and successful war patrol in Japanese waters." Evacuees Create Alarm in Britain Nation Looks for Way To Stop Move Back To Danger Areas LONDON, Sept. 13 (JP). Growing official alarm at the rush of evacuees back to London reached such a point today the government began searching for a legal way to forbid them to return. Warnings that the danger from flying bombs is not over have gone unheeded, although newspapers have been frank in appealing to the evacuees, mostly women and children, to stay where they are safe. In addition to danger from further Nazi vengeance weapons, there is a critical housing problem in London. When the mass emigration began some food supplies were shifted to the safety areas. The Germans, after toning down their "V" weapons threat for a few days, are now making new threats. 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Marauders and Havocs dive bombed and attacked from low level at the front on both sides of the Siegfried 4Line, starting their work at dawn. " The sunny channel skies throbbed to the propeller beats of more than 1,000, Fortresses and Liberators and an equal number of fighters which flew to bomb three oil plants, an aircraft factory, and armored vehicle pianj, an oil storage depot and a jet- propelled ngnter plane neid in central, southern and western Germany Another force of 500 or so heavy bombers was reported striking up from the south. Eisenhower warned of "high level" and low level air attack at any hour of the day or night." Medium and light bombers opened the low level phase at dawn today and the heavies with their escort supplemented their blows, with high level bombings. Targets Identified Targets from the west included: Synthetic oil plants at Merseburg and Lutzkendorf near Leipzig in central Germany and another at Ludwigshafen on the Rhine. The Daimler-Benz plant at Sin-delflngen, southwest of Stuttgart, which makes parts for trucks and air-engines. The Klockner Humbolt Deutz truck and armored vehicles factory at Ulm in South Germany near Munich. The Schwabisch Hall airfield northeast of Stuttgart, which bases Messerschmitt-262 jet fighters. An oil storage depot at Wissen-horn near Ulm. . Military Units Hit The overnight raid upon Frankfurt, now less than 90 miles behind the German front line, was carried out in particularly great strength and was aimed directly at smashing the flow of Nazi reinforcements to the front. The R. A. F. bomber command, it was disclosed, originally had planned to strike another target 40 miles farther east, but changed its plans when it was learned the rail yards GRUBB LUMBER Co. 205 W. FRONT ST. EH 0 li 2 El Afaiu ijou. can WASH lualLl g& ca&ihf, ad, ijxut waiit dultcl! 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Rocket-firing Thunderooits under Col. Anthony Gorssetta, Tuc son. Ariz., got five and damaged five more in a skirmish near Nancy. R.A.F. Flies 1,700 Miles With Supplies for Poles ROME, Sept. 13 (JP). R. A. F. Halifaxes flew 1,750 miles through dense clouds which left the planes encrusted with ice and dropped more supplies to Polish patriot forces in Warsaw Sunday night, the Mediterranean Allied Air Force announced today. Pilots reported that fires were raging in the Polish capital as the British planes swooped low and released the containers. 3,222,965 On U. S. Payroll Byrd Says 'Army' Would Reach From Capital To New York WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (JP). The federal civilian payroll reached a new peak of 3,112,965 employes In July, Senator Byrd (D-Va) informed the Senate today, declaring that "if this army of federal employes were lined up four abreast in military formation, the line would reach from Washington, D. C to New York City." Byrd. chairman of the Joint economy committee which bears his name, stated that the total did not include 252.978 War Department employes stationed outside the continental United States. The July payroll for the executive branch of the government was 17.502 in excess of the employment peak of 3,035,463 reached in June, 1943, Byrd reported. He appended a table showing a steady progression in federal payrolls, throughout the first seven months of this year. li MAT BE IN TOCB HOMI RIGHT NOW CALL 3-5201 t TERMIN1X CO. ,"J n ia wa. PH. 8371 WOODWORK Gal. J3H QT. 95e VITA-VAR RED ROOF PAIHT A high grade paint containing enduring Iron oxide. Vrien fast, last years longer In all weather condition. $1.95 el- 65c q- MAv Tit ICtU ('MMaal Waal taaV BatH a real Paint Service m 0 ,if aaafaal Kwl aaaa low 141 St

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