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DELIVERY SERVICE Call your Tribune boy dealer by telephone, ' " if you miss your paper. If you cannot reach him, telephone TE-6000 and everything Jo$sible will be done to correct your service. EDIT ION EXCLUSIVE .-ASSOCIATED PRE S S W I R E P H 0 T Oxt.WI D l.j V 0 It LOT. , UNITED PRESS - VOL, CXLI 5c DAILY D OAKLAND, CALj FORN I AWEDN ESDAY, SEPT. 27, 1944 15c SUNDAY NO.- 89 AIMEE M'PHERSON DIES OF HEART AnACK HERE Q Noted Evangelist Found Unconscious By Son Rolf, Who Went to Call Her ; ,". Aimee Semple McPherson, world-famous woman evangelist, died suddenly in the Leamington Hotel here todays a few. hours before she wa'&to have preached a sermon on the story of her Jjf e. - She was found unconscious in her room on the 10th floor of the hotel at 10:30 a.m. by her son,: Rolf e McPherson 31, Winter War; a ci n g nva As Witness , laiu jiaic a, 1 1 v. n Im 1 ), f , , I j... 4..' - MiDahia I ded y 5ea mi. when he went to call her.- Unable toarouse his mother and sensing that she '-was gravely ill,;he: summoned H. B, Klin-eensmith, manager of the ho tel, who tailed Drs. Norman I Leet andTJrM. Palmer. - Meanwhile, a- Fire, Department ; inhalator. squad" was eummoned, and Fire Lieut. Thomas Harris and Hosesnaa William, John-eon from Central Station responded. " They rushed to the room,' but Were met by; the doctors, "who said; There 'Is no iise.' - She' dead." ' , leister Amiee,'i preached J last sermon before a capacity auot one' at. the . Oakland Auditorijum last niKht. Her ion said the 54-year-ol(i evangelist contracted a tropical fever year ago while she was on a. trip to Mesieo and had been ill ever since. -.' -Several .weeks ago, he said, she had sn ittack of laryngitis, and had been taking sleeping tablets at night to ease the discomfort. When she was found today, there was a-half -empty sleeping tablet bottle by her . bed, but it was impossible to determine how many pills she may have taken. Approximately 20 were left in the bottle. "Sister Aimee" came to Oakland Oday to conduct a four-day re. 1 meeting and dedicate the Oak. land temple of the International Church of the Four-Square Gospel, which she founded years ago. The local church, of which Rev. Myron Sackett is pastor, is at- 531 25th Street - RETURNED TO HOTEL i Last night, after preaching a sew mon that Rev.. Grover T. Owens. her publicity rnan, said was "a top performance," she returned to the hotel, with' her party. Her traveling companion, Angela Eid, said they stood looking out window and Aimee remarked: "You know, Angela. I wonder if, fen we dies, we'll be riding in an tiane." Later, after chatting with Rev. Sackett, Rolf e- escorted her to her room at 10:30 p m. ? He bid her good night and said the appeared to be in the best of health and spirits and "was thrilled with her Oakland reception." RECORD PUBLICITY Aimee Semple McPherson's name we splashed on' the front pages 88 Consecutive days, believed to be a record, in 1926 when she vanished while surf bathing, only to hike in from the Arizona desert a month later with4t story of having been kidnaped. . , r America has seen few evange. listic characters the equal of dynamic, sometimes brown-haired, sometimes blond "sister Aimee." Her spectacular appeal carried her from an old Ford on the sawdust , Continued Page 12, Col. 1 Squad of Cops Meet Earl-He's Worried NEW YORK. -Sept. ' '27. - m - TWhat do you suppose I have dona now?" exclaimed the Earl of Hali fax, British, ambassador to the United States, today as he stepped from an R-A.F. plane, at La Guardia Field. fc- .; Greetlm him and the reason for his 'exclamationwere a guard of military police, a uniformed inspector of the Royal-Csnadian Mounted Police, a captain, 2U. uniformed patrolmen and eight detectives of the Alien Squad. "I certainly feel. anrjrehensive mcn t find myself greeted in this manner," sail the earl, who has made at least SS trips to and froiiv I uuaraia Field this year without receiving such a welcome or send' Off. There was no official expla nation for the incident WEATHER TALK ;-; By Earl Ennis wish' I had a Weather Man. knothole," said "Why a knothole? the rat asked Casey, So I can tell when the wind is blowing. -."But you have an anemometer for that." "Yes, but you don't have to oil a knothole," said the Weather Man "Every drop of oil saved, during war-time well, you know the rest of itr - . : ' ', Casey, hung up a "Fair" forecast la silence Sometimes" lie' muttered. think the boss hasn't food sense. And then again, I th!nkhe is nuts. ' V4.nd he laid down umfer a table i thought and thought. I V , Aimea Sempla McPheraon, iarnoua California avanc-e-11st, died hara today of a 1 heart attack. Dewey Lashes at Brain Trusters Candidar Antitipotts F. R. CounUr-Attack On Oklahoma Speech EN ROUTE TO ALBANY WITH DEWEY, Sept 27. Homeward bound from his western wars on the New DeaV Gov. Thomas E. Dewey gave renewed indications today that he is ready for a swift counter-attack against expected new blasts on the Republicans by Presi dent Roosevelt. " Dewey announced he plans to speak in West Virginia on October 6, just one day after Roosevelt takes to the air for a talk to Democratic party rallies. The New York Governor smilingly told a news conference yesterday (hat he had been appraised of the President's radio date. (In New York, the Republican national- committee " announced: the Broadcast Tonight RepublTcalT Presidential Candidate Thomas E. Dewey's Oklahoma City speech will be re-broadcast locally, at 9:45 tonight ' (P.W.T.) by'redio station KFRC 'as part of a Nation-wide hookup. West Virginia address would be made at Charleston and would be -broadcast nationally" ever N.BC. from 9 to 8:30 p.m., Eastern war time). v' When a reporter remarked ' that the -lapse'-of. time was so short between the two there might not be sufficient opportunity to pre' pare, an answer to anything the President might say, Dewey observed- 4hat he had 'written his Oklahoma City speech, delivered Monday night, in 12 hours. --J - "You had better do- some more 12-hour speeches, then," said pick Lee, a reporter' for the New Ydrk Daily News, amid laughter.' 1 ' Dewey said he was pleased with the reception that had been given his Oklahoma City address, in which he called for restoration of "in tegrity in the White House." Paul Lockwood, his secretary, said that many of a record number of tele grams received had "expressed genuine anger at the irresponsible speech of Mr. Roosevelt, made Saturday night and answered by Dewey Monday. - .. V- When a "reporter asked if any offers of cash contributions had been received, Dewey shook his head. -He smiled as he added that the Republican national committee had had to use its credit to obtain time on an additional radio, chain (BlUe) to carry it . . - Due to arrive in Albany at 9:15 a.m., Eastern War Time. Thursday. Dewey apparently was planning") neany a week 61 rest and soetfeh- writing before his next campaign loray. ne saia ne had not speeches prepared at this time, and did not know on which subject he would tain next t- - As he : traveled eastward - last night Dewey made four after-dark appearances. Speaking to listeners who overflowed railroad tracks, Continued Pare t, CoL 1 Dead Boy's Brother Wilts Under Defense Fire; Brazil Drops Him By NANCY BARR MAVTTY SA,ENAS,;-Sept. 27,-Young Luther' Lovatt "Junior," as they know-him here boomeranged as a prosecution witness today when he admitted that he could not recognize the handwriting or the signature of Mrs. Frances Andrews, 37, Carmel society ' matron, charged with the murder of his brother, Jay, 19. ' i The prosecution had attached ex treme . importance to letters Jay supposedly had received from the woman and apparently had hoped they would help develop the jeal ousy motive which assertedly caused her to murder the .boy. However, District Atty. ' Anthony Brazil dropped' "Junior" as a witness with marked abruptness when the - 17-year-old - admitted that he could not recognize Mrs. Andrews' signature on any of the letters he supposedly had read. : Then, under cross examination by Defense Attorney Leo Friedman, -'Junior-" -admitted ththed4dn'tll RnowKerf iJaFwas he'Saea rt-ffte night he left their farm home and was found dead in a lane near jars. Andrews' home. He admitted further that he had seen a scratch on his brother's face at least a, week before, and gwi erally wilted as a prosecution wit ness when Friedman confused him with the testimony he has given today and yesterday as against the same facts he testified to in the Grand Jury hearing that brought the matron's indictment for murder. At one point, when Friedman was pressing him as to whether Jay had shaved on the night of the murder, he finally became exasperated and declared in language seemingly strange to mm: "I think that's immaterial:" "Junior" denied that he had wrangled with his brother that night as to which oi them should use the family automobile. The Lovett boys have known . Continued Page S, Col, VON RIBBENTROP COMFORTS AXIS: 'FOES CAN'T WIN' - By DWIGHT 1 PITKIN LONDON, Sept 27.-WV-Joachim von Kibbentron deelared in Tripartite Pact anniversary speech today that the war had become i life-or-death fight which must con tinue "until our enemies realize that iney can never win." . The Nazi foreign minister said the Allies would suffer enormous tosses in. coming battles and ignoring the fact that American troops already nave crossed the Reich s western frontier added that' "should tl.i enemy succeed temporarily in set ting foot on German-toil, he may be assured that absolute hell will spring up about him." Germany, (puppet -ruled) Italy and Japan and their allies are en gaged in a hard defensive struggle at all fronts," he said, according to a D.N.B. broadcast from Berlin. "The war has now reached a stage demanding the Highest courage up to the. last breath from the soldiers and. people of the Tripartite powers." . Benito Mussolini and Mamoru Shtgemitsu, Japanese foreign minis. ter, : also spoke . in celebration of Japan'! signing four years ago of the Berlin-Rome Axis agreement "We know that' it is a life and death struggle for our Nations," Von Ribbentrop said, "We are all aware mini T. ... 1W.)JC, W HB n urn. National Socialist Germany stands unshaken like a rock in the sea " he asserted. The ailing Mussolini said: '"Germany, Japan and Italy can not be defeated by gold, or by un limited hatred or by the material means of the enemies." He charged the Rome Government with treason Jap Bombers Raid B-29 Base, Hit None U.S. SUPER-FORTRESS BASE. West ''Chins Sept 27.-() A dozen Japanese medium bombers raided this super-fortress base last night irt a- "peanut- sized" retaliation for the attack on enemy industry' yes terdajr at Anshan in Manchuria. The raid was virtually harmless, although the alert lasted two hours and a half and drove the exuberant American pilots into muddy fox holes. No B-29 was destroyed; no runway waa hit ,. ;v Allied Commission May Control Germany LONDON. Sept. -W)-Th dia- oute over Germany's economic fu ture was extended .to the tripower European advisory commission with a strong possibility that it will decide upon creation of an Allied industrial control commission to handle Germany's post-war produc tion. ' ' - 4 , . YANKS SLAY 7000 JAPS IN PAIAU FIGHT UNITED STATES PACIFIC FLEET HEADQUARTERS, PEARL HARBOR, Sept 27.-WMThe biggest victory of the .Palau invasion appeared in sight today for ridge- scaling marines' and, soldiers who have killed more than 7000 Japa nese while suffering 3500 casualties 88 killed, 406 missing, 4408 wounded in the first 10 days The leathernecks and dough boys, compressing the .enemy on Peleliu's tortuous terrain into two pockets, bid for an early end to or. ganized enemy , resistance on that bitterly-defended- air base 515 miles east of the Philippines. , The casualty figures giving the .ie-4o-JaoanesbrfeadastS' - th American- lesses-mp to September 23 amounted to 12,400 were an nounced... last night in a commu nique which hinted some of the wounded already are Jback in the fight. . , MARINE LOSSES HEAVY The heaviest casualties were experienced by the first Marine division which invaded Peleliu Sep. tember 15, quickly captured its airfield then rame against the biggest network of natural defenses en countered on any island in the Pacific. Through September 25, the leathernecks lost 580 in de4d and 401 missing, Their wounded to taled 3639. The 81st Army Division, which quickly overran lightly defended Angaur, southernmost of the Pa-laus, then moved noTth to fight with the marines on Peleliu, Jost 106 in dead and five in missing. , Their TTrounded totaled 769. "No figures are now available as to the number of wounded who have returned to duty," the com munique said: ROADS SECURED Battling , at the north end of Peleliu, the invaders have cut com munications between the two pock' ets of Nipponese. Aboard, a warship, at the invasion scene, Leif rickson, Associated Press war .correspondent, reported: "Marines have secured all roads runningalong the west side of the island's northern peninsula; Army troops have crossed the Umorbrogol Ridges, established a mile ? lona block across the road skirting the peninsula's eastern cliffs-and closed a pocket around Japanese dug into caves; marines, by capturing Ami angal Mountain further north, have thrown' a second block across the peninsula's eastern road. In the. Southwest Pacific, where Allied airforces have cut heavily into Japan's Shipping; Gen. Doug las MacArthur announced the sinK ing of a 3000-ton freighter off Borneo, three small freighters .oft Almahera. and the damaging of a fifth freighter off Celebes. Army Chaplain Dies FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Sept. 27. (Pj The Rev. Michael J. O'Connor, 75,' seslor chaplain of the 26th Yankee Division in World War I, who was wounded in action, died last night. He was bom in Ireland. Nazis Flee Toward Riga as Russ 30 Miles From Port; Germans Wearing Selves Out With Gounter-Attacks in Italy Allies Driven Back Hill Mass, but Capture Other By NOLAND ROME,' Sept., 27. FV-A -strong German counter-attack in which, an official report declared, the Nazi command "expended liberally his personnel," has driven Americans of the filth Army from a portion of tne Monte la fine nm mass, zo miles south of do- logna,ithe Allied command announced today." Meanwhile, the Eighth.. Army extended Mt-bridgeheads across the Rubicon, in the southeastern edge of tne Po Valley, and fought into the outskirts . of Bellaria, nearly eight miles northwest -of Rimini on the Ravenna road. The Fifth Army command said Field Marshal Albert , Xesselrinf had moved elements of three more infantry 'divisions Into :. position against American spearheads aimed oown we nortnern slopes oi me Apennines. after .cracking the middle of the Gothic Line, . ' Northwest of Fireniuola.- the Americans cracked enemy resist ance .and seized Monte Benl,,22 air line miles south of Bologna. They also won the south slopes of nearby Monte Freddi. Casellaccia, two and t- ' Continued Fags t, Col. 4 Troops Land To Cut Off Nazi Retifeat Islands Seixed, Wide Front Established to -Tighten Vise on Foe . By The Associated Press - ROME, Sept 27. Allied sea and airborne troops have landed in Al bania and on islands' off Yugoslavia, the Allied command announced to day, in "operations to block German detachments fleeing from the Bal kans toward the Reich. ' Land forces of the Adriatic"! al ready are operating on a wide front in the Adriatic area of' Albania, a ma1kaiiir5!etcBffln?u No indication' was given of the size . of the units involved. Evi dently the purpose was to provide still another .facet no - the' many. sided squeeze of the Nazis in south, eastern Europe. me Allied naval command said Royal Navy laAding craft, supported by destroyer's- and light coastal ves sels, had been operating since Sep. tember 15 among the southern Dal. matian' Islands off Yugoslavia: car rying Allied troops, and Partisans who were striking at German with drawal routes. - GREEKS TAKE ISLAND (An Istanbul dispatch said mat Greek patriot ;troops' took over the Island of Samothrake, 55 miles west of Gallipoli, yesterday after BUI garian occupying troops left; and that the Germans had evacuated the islands-of ' Paros and 'Naxos in the Cyclades group. The Nazis also- are abandoning the Aegean island -of Lemnos, : an important ' submarine and air base,, it added. ' " (Cairo announced four huge Ger man troop-carrying aircraft had been shot down ' by " Beauf ighters over the Aegean, indicating the en emy -was trying to evacuate key personnel from Greece by air. Four other big German planes -were sent down by Middle 'East pilots, .and Allied fighters,-, shot up German transport on Crete.) GARRISON DESTROYED The Allied command's announcement said land operations thus far included destruction of the German garrison at Himara, in Albania. The German radio said the landings were made ' "from Albania along the whole Dalmatian coast," which lies to-the north: in Yugoslavia. Another broadcast from- Berlin by the official news agency D.N.B. said "strong, naal and air forces attaeRsnrie island groups off the Dalmatian coast "on a broad front," and that fighting continued. Between the advancing Russians in the northeast and the .Allied forces oh the. coast, the Germans faced prospects of a march through a mountainous' country '-dotted by Partisan forces Allied paval coastal units in the Aegean Sea drove a small enemy ship ashore on the island of Meloj. Allied naval forces have been waging a campaign to break up enemy efforts to evacuate their garrisons from the Aegean Islands. From Part of One NORGAARD ' WITNESSES TELL HOW HITLER'S BRITAIN INVADERS PERISHED IN FIERY SEA ... failure to invade Great Britain in the Fall of lets. The following dlipatch br a United Prem war correipondent ful returned to London from Belgium reveal . By JOHN LONDON, Sept. 27. (U.R) Adolf, Hitler did try to invader; Great Britain in the-Fall of 1940, after France capitulated and the British Army lost its armament at Dun-kerqde, and the-British Isles appeared defenseless. i He tried it on September 16 and the Royal Air Force, met his Invasion fleet in the Channel, setting it and the sea afire. Thousands of bis soldiers were burned to death or maimed for life, ' ' Belgian nurses and doctors who cared for his wounded confirmed - v PLANES RAKE TARGETS IN FOUR CITIES LONDON, Sept. B7.MP-Move than 1100 American heavy bombers attacked railroad yards and Jndus-I trial plants today at Kassel, Lud wigshaven, Cologne and Mainz, all in western Germany. - The big U.S. bombers struck out in the third straight day of heavy attacks on German communications and war plants behind the western front. . -. . . . ''-. The bombers were escorted by ap proximately 700 American fighters. Among targets attacked were tank factory at Kassel the railroad yards and 'the Oppau synthetic oil and chemical plant at Ludwigshafen, the .railroad yards at Cologne and the rail junction and an 'ordnance rdreot-MwitUBted -n- a-bend r-toftti titrwiwiwtetrriPranlr- furt Initial repcrts made no mention of? any aerial opposition but said heavy overcast forced all bombing te be done ny instruments,. , A strong force of British Lancaj ters' and Halifaxes set fires at the inland German port of Karlsruhe and at Frankfurt last night in at tacks costing two bombers. Karls ruhe is on the Rhine 100 miles beyond Metz. for: which Americans are fighting. Frankfurt is about the 'same distance from Luxem rbourg,: another GI front, and both cities are supply centers- lor the embattled German armies. It was estimated that 6000 tons of explosives' plummeted on six Ger man centers during the last 24 hours. " Many heavy bombers and swarm's of lesser planes, crossed the channel on this third successive- day of concentrated aerial attack'; The, Germans, had been using Karlsruhe as a supply and rein forcement tenter for the southern end of the western front A recon naissance pilot saw smoke 80Q0 feet above the city. Frankfurt, a Prussian Industrial city Of 547,000, Is a meeting point of a net of railroads and the home of. several large- chemical plants. Specific night targets there were not named. Well oler 4000 Allied planes were in action' over -the- Continent yes terday, counting fighters and fighter bombers. Ten American and four British bombers were lost While none of the bombers was challenged in the sky, ' German fighters tangled with American fighters and at .least 44 German planes were destroyed; One group of American fighters commanded by Col. Hubert Zemke of Missoula, Mont., encountered 40 Germans forming for an attack on the bomb ers and destroyed 28 aloft and two mor,e aground. R.A.F. fighters based on France destroyed another 15 pver Holland. A lone Junkers-88 bomber was knocked down off the English coast- " Karlsruhe apparently bore the bruni of last night's assaults, the Air Ministry reporting the city was hit by "a strong force" of Lancaster! which left large fires from which smoke rose to a great height. Two planes were lost in the overnight raids and one German plane was shot down off the British south east coast . Reds Concentrate New Pressure on-Hungary; May Have Crossed Borders By IJDDY GILMORE MOSCOW, Sept. H.VPy-fhi German retreat to Riga was turned into a desperate stampede today by swiftly pur suing Red Army armor and infantry, which cleared Northern Latvia to within 30 miles of the Baltic seaport that. h tried but failed. Cerrenoondent Parrla covered the exiled government! in London for three and a half yean and hat Intimate eontacti with their memben not 'available to all reportera.) A. F. ARRIS the rumors periodically current since 1940. 'Their stdrtes recalled the heavy attack the R.A.F. made continuously on ."invasion , barges", in the French Channel ports 'in September,' 1940, end knocked the props from the war theorists who maintain Hltler'-r greatest mistake was his failure to invade Britain when Britain was "weak" and ."de-fenseless." They gave' the theorists their answer: Hitler tried-and failed., Belgian nurses end doctors told Contlnaed Fsge t, CeL I Sky Remnan Escapes Trap Monty's Land Drive Fails to Reach 'Red Devils' In Time; Bad Weather ' : Halts Flow of Reinforcements, Troopt - . . . By DON WHITEHEAD - WITH THE U.S. FIRST ARMY IN GERMANY, Sept 27. '. OP) With the Germans battling desperately, along the rteicn s Dorqers; ana wn weatner steadily worsening, Allied Armies faced the prospect today of having to fight a Winter' campaign before Hitler's forces finally are crushed. ' riitler has called on his troops to fight to the last man and - Last oL'Ldsk .Chutists Who Held; To Bridgehead Are i Fe:ried to Safety (Edltor' not: Here ii tht tint ttonr of tht gallant fight of th .British para, phutlnti vhn fcftltT a: .bridaVhaad Miorth of the Xhine for more than nine day. told by the aurvlvori to Rtchara u. McMillan; veteran ' United Prew war correipondent.) ... , ' iBr RICHARD D. MeMIIXAN.' . WITH BRtTlSH'ARMY BEFORE ARNHEM. - sept gB.-.iDeiayeaj (U.P) The last survivors of the brave band of British parachutists, who carved out" ( 'perilous bridgehead north" of the Rhine and defended It for-nine days with their guns, their bayonets, and their fighting hearts, were ferried scross to , the British lines before dawn, today under a hurricane barrage Of .German gun fire. They were beaten :in. body, but not in spirit.- - , -. -I saw the tragic, yet heroic, cava! cade return from what a sergeant described as "the kind of hell I've never ' dreamed' could exist ' on earth.-- Everyone had a' story to tell Of terror-by day and'-night, of ceaseless enemy attacks with flame throwers,, tanks and self-propelled guns. . '. ."I was in Crete end that was piece of cake compared to the bridgehead at Arnhem," said one bearded, .begrimed "Red Devil" fleer. Cant. Bethune Taylor. He- could hardly keep his eyes open; but. he told me the whole story of the Anthem stand told it interspersed - with remarks like "when we can get back we have to get back and get the rest of our chaps out" He knew many of the comrades who drooped with him are on the other side of the river many dead, many taken prisoner, many wounded some left behind irk the evacuation when dawn brought increased Inferno from the German guns to cut off the escape of as many as possible,,., . North and east of Riga the enemy'was making no attempt to hold an organized line, but the overland escape corridor west ward from the city along the coast in tne aireciion -oi cast rrussia was being kept open regardless of losses, front dispatches said. 1 In a three-directional- drive on Riga the Russians yesterday over ran more than am communities-For all practical purposes neigh boring Estonia to the north already was liberated, -5 - , On the southern end of the Es tonian frdht the Russians appeared to be (Concentrating new pressure on Hungary, . Although nothing was said officially concerning Hungary there seemed reason to believe the combined Russian and Romanian armies are battering at its borders and may already have crossed. .- But it was at Riga the Germans, had been placed in the most obvious peril. The Nazis were fighting des Army' Saved . Continued Fage 2, CeL t last cartridge. They are mak- fanatical stand on their soil as Fall rains; turn leave the troops cold and wet. 4n Tne Aacnen area uerman com- : manders tre passing out cards for the men to sign pledging that they Will resist to the lasti - This seme technique was adopted at Cherbourg, where the Nazi. defense was bitter but the defender did not "fight to' the last man" nor last cartridge, - a j , " Rtmnanr of Lost ' ' - Army Flets Trap . By JAMES M.' LONG LONDON, Sept. ' SJ.-iPt-Tht AI- lied invasion of Holland struck to. the Mass River line guirding Ger many today, but the bloody, nine- ' day struggle .fit Arnhem had ended with withdrawal across the upper Rhine ef the battered survivors f the British. "Lost Division.", The pullback of the air-borne di- vision, which took place Monday night but was disclosed only today. 2000 Evacuated NEW YORK, 'Sept. . 17. N.B.C.'s David-Anderson broadcast from the western front to- . day that' of the 7000 to 8000 British troops in the Arnhem pocket, at least 2000 had been evacuated to the. south bank ef the Rhine River by this mornt ing. Twelve hundred wounded British' airborne troops ; were : left behind and are under care of the German. commander, Aft (iersonsaid. '' i ' lost a Dutch toehold into the Ger- man. Ruhr. Nevertheless the gallant stand of the "Red Devils" W measurably speeded the rapidly in creasing invasion of Holland farther south. i Supreme headquarters gave no in formation on how, many- men of the division, -normally 9000 strong, were saved, but said the wounded were left behind. (German broadcasts declared 1500 were killed and 8400 captured. ' GAMBLE L08T The setback, at the hands of furi ous German counter attacks that . ringed off the gallant division and prevented the British Second Army's . land drive from, achieving a June- -tion in rescuing force, lost a gamble to -win quickly a crossing of the upper Rhine lot a flanking drive into Germany around the upper end of the Siegfried Line. The Allied campaign in Hedland npw- had thrust up a M-mile-long corridor from Belgium, and was rapidly ' broadening out east and west.; Two penetrations had been made .Into Germany east f Nij-megen and west of Kleve, upper end of the Siegfried Line. An Associated Press front dispatch declared the battle of Holland was slowly but surely swinging against - the . Germans. The enemy apparently was resigned to defending the Maas (Neuse) River in southwestern Holland as part of its line protecting the Reich. , REACH MAAS RIVER . " '"" British and Belgian troops Aftv. ing eastward had reached the Maas at points along a 40-mile front. A British column Carried to Boxmeer,. 13 miles southeast of Nijmegen and IS southwest of Kleve. It spread five miles ' south along the' river's west bank to ;Goreningen, and was fighting within three miles of Ger many. , Belgians reached the, Maas M miles farther south on a 10-mile front between Wessem and Dilsen, within sight of the Reich. A solid , , i ' " ' ' --'"; ' ' f Centtnued Fare t, CeL t WHERE tO FIND IT Classified Advertising ..... Comics Crossword Pnssle Editorials and Columns.... Finance , Gardens , ................. . Geraldin U U 14 n it n n Radle Sekednlea Ratieniag T ' j ......... Society tmi ( j ..i. ........ tacr'j T-" T 1 C .... TH U RSDAY IS YOUR LAST DAY TO r' REGIS

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