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Newport News, Virginia
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Wednesday, June 7, 1944
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DAILY fKESS NEWPORT NEWS, VA. Wednesday Morning, June 7, 1944 , Complete, Speedy Coverage On Invasion Provided City By Daily Press In Issuing Extra rv ' mmninnw. f s1 ' 1 i ri - v i . tiaaaifar.MI."X II . , r V .v v- ,v ..: . . A i ........ 9 i '- - Sa vmrfcfo w'y4.r! 'pr.;Wr --! 3 Complete, efficient and speedy overage of the Invasion of Europe by Allied forces was provided the newspaper readers of Newport News and the lower Peninsula by the Daily Press yesterday through unremitting watchfulness on the part of its staff. ;. -; ; y , - As soon as the Invasion flash had been checked and verified the Daily Press editorial, composing, press rooms and circulation departments iwung into action to issue an "extra" within the shortest time possible so that as full details as were available oould be given to the public Although announcement of the Invasion came In the early hours when comparatively few persons were on the street copies of the . Daily Pr tra quickly , as "toon m they hit the street," and 'interest continued" throughout the day with sales of the Times-Herald, afternoon newspaper, soaring for the day. The Dailv Press prlnted 8,100 copies far :ita "extra", edition and the Times-Herald ran 4,500 copies more than its usual run. This was done in the face of a severe limitation on newsprint Imposed on the newspapers with not allowance being made by the government for special occasions such as the invasion. v In Itself tha atory of how the Dally Press "covered" the invasion Is an Interesting one. Shortly after 1:30 yesterday morning the first flash came through that the Germans had announced the invasion. The entire force on hand at the time Immediately went "on the alert" waiting for additional news. None was forthcoming for more than two hours when the Allied command announced that the Invasion was in progress. As soon as this announcement came through a skelton staff In the editorial room immediately went Into action to line up the extra. Bulletins from the Associated Press teletype machines were torn off by one person, handed to the city editor or headline writer; edited carefully although swiftly, given a headline and rushed to the waiting Linotype machines. This procedure continued until finally all eight pages of the extra adltion were filled. With the exception of a few Inches the entire extra edition was filled with invasion news. Show Wire Photo The news, composing and press rooms of the Dally Press presented a scene of business without contusion as the bulletins went through the regular routine before, being transmitted to linotype operators, hm to be nut in the pages for final printing. Many of the men who helped get out the extra had wonted their regular hours and kept straight through so that Newport News might be given the earliest and most complete news of one of history's most momentous occasions. A feature of the edition which attracted especial attention was the presence of wire photos depicting scenes on the invasion coast. Flashed over transatlantic cables to New York, thence on leased wires to the Daily Press, the photos were reproduced in the wire photo room here, and translated into engravings for ultimate publication. A definite deadline was set for the time The Daily Press was to "hit the street" with its extra and the last work of all concerned beat this deadline by 35 minutes. Plates were kept on the press to supply all demands for copies, regardless of newsprint restrictions, and the Times Herald similarly took precautions to insure that everyone received a copy.j The paper was literally "torn apart" several times for the invasion. It was "made over" for the report by the Germans and then remade for the official announcement This, was accomplished without loss of time while in the meantime countless operations were under way getting out the extra. A radio was turned on In the DP office and for the most part the Associated Press was ahead of the radio in its news bulletins. Station WGH was informed that a special edition was "on the way" and made an announcement to that effect, j When 7 a. m. cam yesterday It was a tired but satisfied group of workers finishing a day and night's work wfio tucked copies of the extra Into their pockets and went home to either go to sleep or resume sleep which had been in-terruped. The Daily Press extra beat all competing papers to thetreets by a wide margin. BLAND PICTURE TO BE UNVEILED , Washington, June . (IP) A por trait of Rep. Bland (D-Va). chair (man of the house merchant ma rine and fisheries committee, will be unveiled in the committee room in the house office building at cere monies Friday morning, June 18 The portrait is the work of Sandor Klein,, specialist, first' class. U. & coast guard, a combat artist who Irecently returned 'from the SouVh Pacific. Bland, first elected to congress in 1918, became a member of the committee in 1921 and has served as chairman since 1932. As, chairman he lias- sponsored jnost. of the Important maritime legislation of the past decade, including the basic merchant marine act of 1938. Participating in the unveiling ceremonies .will be Rear Adailrl E. S. Land, -maritime commission chairman . and war shipping ad ministrator; Vice Admiral R. R. Waesche, commandant of the coast guard. Speaker Rayburn, Rep. Mccormick (D-Mass), majority leader, Rep. Martin (R-Mass), minority leader, Rep. Welch (R-Callf), ranking minority member of the committee, and Rep. Ramspeck (D-Ga), ranking majority member. Time And Tide f oa rise S:4S Sun sets 8:28 High tides 10:42 a. m.; 10:59 p. m. Law tides 4:47 a. m.; 4:40 p. m. WcaUu JOBT. trntit Baikut, X, died Tui1u, June I. 1144. tt ln. IM 43ne) ll. , ih.r ehon iUneea. Hur'I'M tf BOUitt. We krvthtri, nir. (our Hill broUteri, mm half- uiieri. Puneral will fee fetid I . m. Thunder tmm W. i SaiUi and So Funeral hon la Mi, rlwm tui Burt.l le folk In Green!eit cent-Uty. Andy w nmt't at forterel Nwne till tint t earnce, (W. i. Halts aM tot raottal boat, MwtImh. m anarit. HIDDEN ARMY TO FACE NAZIS London, June 8. (Fy A vast hidden army, menacing Hitler's legions in the occupied countries with potenial phantom-like stabs from all directions, received Its Invasion instructions today to wait, but be ready to do its part at the appointed signal. The Germans know these people thirst for revenge. On all sides, the German-controlled radios in France bombarded the underground with Wheedling and threats and antl-Allted propaganda, hoping to confuse them or deter them from their grim, solemn purpose. But the time Is not quite ripe. The underground army will know when it is. The Allied Supreme Commander, Gen. Dwlght D. Elsen hower, promised them today that he would give the signal. Until then, he told them to "be patient, pre pare. Gen. Charles De Gaulle, leader of the French National committee addressed himself to this army, tell ing them that "more than any thing it is now necessary that all those who Can, contribute to the Allied cause with arms, with sabo tage," with information or with refusal to work for the Germans. It Is necessary,.! repeat, that all do all In their power to escape capture and to prevent being arrested." A similar message went out to the people of the Netherlands, from their premier in London, P. S. Ger-brandy. Polish Premier Stanislaw Mlkola-jczyk, broadcast an appeal to the Polish "soldiers of the underground" to "fulfill orders Issued and given to them locally for the accomplish ment of the tasks with which they have been entrusted." The underground has been kept informed by Allied propaganda war fare experts and fliers. A continent- engulfing barrage of paper bullets and spoken words by the millions and in every language has pounded Europe with the tremendous news of the Allied invasion, and hundreds of radio stations in Britain, the United States, North Africa, Southern Italy and Russia, have poured out instructions to the underground forces. Chiefs of the Allied governments, calmly and forcefully, have told the underground leaders Just what will be expected of them. The propaganda warfare experts have done their Job thoroughly, maintaining a tenuous and always dangerous underground liaison with patriots everywhere in all overrun countries. The lnstructloas which have been dropped by planes and broadcast by radio, are .detailed and painstaking. Separate instructions have gone out for each underground group, as circumstances have indicated. t: . !. ; .j ir -' 1 1 f : T' AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN Worshipers of the First Presbyterian church singing hvmns . a part of, the chtjiThg observance by prayer of Invasion day. The Kev. L. A. Taylor, pastor, foreground is leading the solemn devotions. , . . - . i Mj,,, (lm ),, .im"rfXy r i ss """ Kwrt-'J ,v'y , 4" , V "? V'i : 1 ' Zf 1 i - I i " '''V'l ' li '""' , I " ' t I' ' t' , 'i - ' i - I I ' h 'n-.. A' i ' ' 2 A 1 : I ' 'id W' ffl I ; , t ,V if s ' Vvf r, ,, "i ' i sA k W - VT'' ' ' ft 4 5,:v'-'--:; , ? 2tosMeaMWiWmmM'i' .-i t 1 i j K if ' 4 I f '( 'Z tm, iff 4. rs, "i . ij v-r"" it '1i a ! il SEL W I d .... , ... --v.-.-v. v,:.xwfc ... . wwwj...-?. ...r r-.ri-'riri'iri'inwiiWinrii.ffrnniiirinrfmiiiiMiwriajiiiM JEWISH D-DAY OBSERVANCE Dr. Trippi, rabbi of Rodolf Sholem congregation, leads his people last night in their observance of invasion day in Europe, lie is seen at the front of the church. , X l I r usrr V frfaaa. v i nn ,i nft a. alk " r lev 5 f'lfhiAlW HOLY HOUR AT ST. VINCENT'S Catholic of Newport News who gathered at St. Vincent's church in holy hour observance last night in which they prayed for invasion success and that lives of American and Allied boys be spared. Altar boys are shown lighting candles. Newport News Humbly Seeks Divine Blessing For Invasion; City Excited Bat Remains Calm The Daily Press Congratulates Sgt and Mrs. David Propherol, 315 Hurley Ave., Hilton Village, on the birth of a daughter at Riverside hospital, June 6, 1944. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon W. Ellis, 1150 25tn St., on the birth of a son at Riverside hospital. Tuesday, June 6, 1944. Pvt. and Mrs. William E. Evans of Messlck on the birth of a son at Dixie hospital, Monday, June 6, 1944. OBT. Eanwai Hatki. to. 4it4 at 4:11 a. a. Join 1N4. at Ua bona tt Ma moVnt, Mra. T L. ar, II i-r,4 ., tftar krlaf lllneta. Sumta to Ha mvum, toe krouim, ant miar. tow half-hratfcara. ) thrat half-iittart. Fufi.nl nanaMaanu tnenavlata. (W. i. Ami 4 tag m Hnnimt it aharit.) SMITH, Mm. II. at 1J1 UQt IL, iirt Hi-Mlr at i M 9. m. imt i. lata, aboard ua tdf "lurrti," at !rlalk. taliavint htirt attack. Ba liatf bmt an aiiar abuarA Uia tut lor 41 raart tnt had nidt tin hama In Nnml Kawa Inr 14 yaati. turtirad b ana coutln. Mrt. Barry iavm, BrHialon, V J. Kunttal WTt ka t . a. HalnaKlar. Juna 1, t( at r.nia auia Funaral Boma. iewdiK-iad by the R.r. A. S. Clarba, aaitw at Chaatmit t Btptiii anurrji. Burial In Uraania'n tniun. Ilataieaa bj Pan-Inaula funaral Bina.) Dions, Mra. LUilt. Vtmrt, iiti June I, M4. at bar home at Ull l''ih t.. turTiiad bT fl'a anri. n?a auatt. aa) tranrllllrn, J rraai. a-anllra ana) flta traat-rait-irtm)rKI)4rra Fuitral at 11 t. aj. Junt 7, 1944, at CBrituan 7am eftvMi Burial In ba K'lt I tan aim. m fiiailT pint. IO. . lun,,,! $17 Worth Drinks For Tint 'Extra' Brownsville, Tex., June 8. (fl") V. V. Hidalgo, hardware store owner rushed into the Brownsville Herald offices barefooted today and offered to buy drinks for the composing room crew and editorial department If he were permitted to have the first "extra" printed. Hidalgo, who has a son In the European theater and another in the Pacific, got the first copy. The drinks cost him $17. Daily Fire Record :20 'a.'ni. 500 block 14th St trash dumn. 11:34 a. m. 24th St. and Madison Humbly the residents of Newport News, Warwick county and the Lower Peninsula knelt In the churches of their faiths last night and beseeched in earnest prayers divine protection and tha kindness and mercy of God to the thousands and thousands of men of America and allied nations a ho early yesterday morning began their bold Invasion of the continent of Eu ropeenslaved since 1940 by the Germans. '- Although church bells did not ring immediately when the news of the invasion ber-ame known through the radio and The Dally Press the bells tolled later during the day, carrying out part of the long planned program for observance of "I-day" or "D-day", whichever term was chosen. Catholics, Jews and Protestants gathered in their churches and temples last night and devoted an hour of prayer asking God's blessing on the Invasion and asking Him also to spare from death, disease and injury as many of the fine young manhood -of the United Nations as possible. Sincerity rang clarion-like through , the services, and for the time all differences on many questions were forgotten in the one engrossed thought of the moment the invasion, the fate of "our boys' and probably the fate of this nation and the world. Services were simple but Impres sive and little was needed to Im press on the various congregations the solemnity of the moment. The city wrapped in slumber when the first news came in of the invasion soon assumed a lively at titude when "extras" of The Dally Press containing complete details were hawked by newsboys. There was only one topic of con servation in Newport News yesterday and that was the Invasion. No matter wrhat topic began a conversation it soon veered to the onslaught on Hitler's festung Europa. Special Prayer Given A prayer composed by Jack H. Ettlnger, education secretary of Trinity Methodist church, probably expressed the though of all faiths. It was read to the congregation by Dr. H. Bernard Lipscomb and was as follows: "Almighty God, we come to thee this day in a word of prayer for those whom we love so dearly, our sons, our fathers, our brothers, and all others whom we treasure as being close to us, who have this day embarked upon the greatest of all movements toward the freedom of the world, and the peace of all mankind. "Strengthen and guide these our gallant fighting men in their earn est task on the field of battle, also those who are fighting on the seas, and in the air. "Be with them, O God, as they strive toward their goal of eternal Victory ana Peace, and as they give their lives so gallantly for this, their country, and the United Na tions, to rid the world of all enemies for all times. "Help them to complete their task in such a way that they may be free to return again to their homes and to their loved ones, that they may be able to readjust their lives to a world of lasting peace. "This we ask of thee, O God, who art the true and the living God. the one and only Ruler of all nations, "Amen." Long publicized plans of the OCD failed of early fruition and for some reason the local control headquar ters was not notified that the in. vasion was in progress. OCD offi cials had depended on an announce ment through their own State headquarters and it was not forth- coming at -a time when expected However between the newspapers and radio no one was left in doubt that the invasion was in progress. No "celebration." took place dur ing the day or last night as it generally was realized that It was a time for serious prayer rather than Jovial celebration. Work went on as usual. There was no stoppage at the shipyards or other local plants. Routine activi ties continued at tha port of embarkation but the many soldiers and sailors in town showed a natural consuming interest. Last night's baseball game be tween Newport News and Roanoke was delayed so It would not lnter- fere-wlth church services. The Daily Press printed 8.100 additional! papers In an extra edition and the Times-Herald pub lished. 4,600 additional copies, de spite a scarcity of newsprint with no allowance being made by the WPB for such special occasions. A special program was held at Newport News high school. STRIKERS KEEP 15,000 IDLE By the Associated Prem Labor controversies kept more than 15.000 workers away from their tasks yesterday. At tha same time, 1,000 returned to their duties at the C. O. Hussey steel firm in Pittsburgh after army and navy representatives had de clared: "You can't back up the boys by striking." And 3,000 others ended their walkouts on D-Day. At least 12.000 employes were idle at the Wright Aeronautical plant In Lock! and, Ohio, and the produc tion of finished airplane engines was halted there. Company and CIO union spokesmen agreed that the stoppage was a protest against min gling white and Negro workers and both sought to end the stalemate. The U. S. conciliation sen-ice certi fied the case to the war labor board. The Tlmken Roller Bearing com pany at Canton, Ohio, reported nearly 1.000 CIO unionists had left their posts in a seniority dispute. More than 1,000 members of an Independent union were out at the du Pont rayon plant In Old Hickory, Tenn, in a strike over reinstatement of two workers, while 350 AFL adherents and others ceased work at the Victor chemical works at Mt. Pleasant, Tenn, because a switch man was suspended. At Lockport, N. Y., 500 were idle at the Simonds Saw and Steel com pany. A strike of 60 truck drivers which had put 800 production workers on the sidelines was ended at the Illi nois ordnance plant 13 "Carboridalc, III. Four hundred striking spinners, and more than- 2.000 others who yarn shortage, were back at their positions at the Riverside and Dan River Cotton mills in Danville, Va. SHIPYARDS TO RETURN PROFIT 5 Millions Excess Refund Ordered Washington, June . tP) The maritime commission announced to day the execution of an agreement ( with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock company, Newport . News," Va.,' under which the com-1 pany will return $5,092,480.32 In excess profits on 12 contracts completed in 1939, 1940 and 1941. The contracts covered construction of the cabin liner America, now the transport West Point: four C-2 cargo ships and seven combination passenger-cargo ships for the American President lines. The commission's announcement said the company had earned a total gross profit of $10,296,136.88 under the terms of the contracts "but It was agreed that $5,092,480.-; 32 of this was profit in excess of, 10 per cent on the final contract' price of $52,379,048.87." Return of the excess profit was made under; provisions of the merchant ma-1 rine act of 1936. Cabaret Tax Argument On Washington, June 6. UP) A sizzling house argument over a re duction in the cabaret tax from 30 to 20 per cent today delayed final legislative action on a bill boosting the public debt limit from $210,000 000,000 to $260,000,000,000. A revolt developed against senate action in tacking the cabaret rider on the public debt bill. Chairman Doughton (D-N.C.) told the house "the cabaret tax has no place in this bill," but supported the debt measure, explaining that it is necessary to clear the legislation h before the $16,000,000,000 fifth war loan drive opens June 12. Acid Indigestion Relieved in 5 minutes or double your money back When aieesa atomarb arid cauui painful, auffo ratine fai. ur atnmach and heartburn, doctor! ueuall preacrtba tha faatctt acting madictnrf known for aymptomatlc relief medicinet Ilka tho in Bell-ana Taftlete. So laxative. Bell-ana brinaa comfort In a jiff; or donhlt jour none; bark on return of bottle to ut. S5c at all drutjiilt. 200 USED TUBES (No Certificate Needed) A Few A Few 16 Inch Tubes 1 7 Inch Tubes A Plenty 1 8, 1 9, 20, & 2 1 Inch Tubes Also Many Obsolete Siiea TRUCK TUBES 6.00x20 9.00x20 32x6 AU Tubes Sold at OPA Ceiling Prices BURKHOLDER GARAGE DENBIGH, VA. - Dial Lee Hall 2545, 6 to 8 P. M. "4500 BOSSIES KEEP ME ON THE GO... d t a FORD!" ( Sore gla 1 o . .iff1 mmCM i(MM-U says 1. 1. BISHOP Dairy Farm Inspector Madison, Wisconsin Everywhere you hear the same good things abojit Forebears. These cars stay young a long time in looks and performance. They arc pianned that way built that way. They're lively and ready to go. They're easy on gas and repair costs are low. Use Ford Protective Service and, as the miles roll up, you'll say with pride, Sure glad 1 ve got a t ord I I TRAVEL A TOUGH SCHEDULE inspecting ' 150 dairy herds a month in all weather. My 1940 Ford also hauls dairy equipment repair parts from Chicago and Milwaukee. When I fipire up how easy this car is on oil, gas and tires, I'm sure glad I've eot a Ford ! " "MY WIFE HAS TO BE AT KER WORK every day at the medical school of the university. But on week-ends you will find us in our Victory Garden-The Ford surely comes in handy for tint work too! It costs little to keep a Ford running well and up to par." "REPAIRS ARE SELDOM NECESSARY. My car has certainly proved its durability. With proper servicing at my Ford dealer's, in-, eluding routine adjustment, thorough lubrication and washing, it stands up splendidly and keeps its good appearance." NEWS NOTES ford produces of much tf awayy month 01 woufo fee raquind tor two baHlthiputei 120 carload t of coal 0 day in tta ftouge plant oorn mofrM enough ammonium tulphat to hrtilin 225 ecru. 30,000,000 Cm AND TRUCKS Hi YE BLIH BUILT BY FOP. 0 mtmt m enarja 1 Ave.; truck. and of all mankind. were unable to work because of s"aip

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