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Fort Daily Nei e m 4 Temperature Report Trmprratur Reading:!: 8 A. M A. M., 78; 10 A. 31., 81; 11 A. M., 85; II nooa, 8. . Muderat southwest and west wind. Raromrtrr reading at It noon today 30.00. 34th YEAR; NO. 222 Beacliam Revives Reapportionment Fight In Senate TALLAHASSEE. UP) The Senatorial reapportionment issue was revived in the Senate today when Senator Bsacham of West Palm Beach called from committee and placed on the calendar the House-approved bill to redistrict the State. The measure was withdrawn from the judiciary and privileges and elections f committees to which it was jointly referred last week. Today was the final day the bill could be held in committee without action, under Senate rules. Beachman said he planned to ask the rules committee to place the proposal on specal order for tomorrow. Defeat Predicted Senators Perdue of Cedar Key and Black of Jasper who succeeded In delaying progress of the proposal by obtaining Senate consent to refer It to two committees, said the test vote on referral indicated the bill would be defeated when It came up for a final roll call. Under the reapportionment bill. South Florida districts would gain three Senators at the expense of "North Florida. t , The .House passed aaid-sent Jta the Senate yesterday a bill which would permit the , Governor to proclaim reapportionment of the House on the basis of the census currently being conducted. V Bill Vetoed Governor Caldwell today vetoed ' a bill which would require Florida to recognize divorces obtained "in other jurisdictions" because he felt it was "too broad and sweeping" and might result to validating decrees obtained outside the United States. The Senate authorized a post-legislative study by a five-member Senate committee to prepare the way for proposed revision of Florida's tax structure and fiscal setup at the 1947 Legislature. 'Sen. Gray of Panama City, who proposed the study, said he had offered the resolution in view of a proposed Constitutional amendment to abolish departmental continuing appropriations and Governor Caldwell's plans to revise the tax structure. - Amendment Set An amendment making the State Cabinet the governing board of the proposed new Florida Improvement Commission was attached to the Senate version of t Governor Caldwell's bill over op- ' position of House administration supporters. After nearly two hours of some of the session's hottest debate, during which letters from the Cabinet and individual members of the Cabinet were used both for and against the amendment, the provision was written in by a vote of 45 to 40. The bill then was passed, 81 to 2, with a further amendment that would require "every member of the Commission" to sign all certificates of indebtedness issued by the Board to finance postwar construction and general development of State and local facilities. The measure now goes back to the Senate. Governor Caldwell's legislative program had a bad day yesterday with his water control bill being pronounced "dead", the forest products tax encountering fatal delay and his pinbalT machine outlawing bill killed. Top American Generals Due Home In Next 3Ionlh WASHINGTON. CD The Army's top leaders still in Europe, including Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower. Omar Bradley and George S. Patton, are expected to return to this country within a month. Bradley, Twelfth Army com mander, is slated to head the van guard and probably will reach the United States within a week. TROOP REMOVAL ASKED TEHRAN. CP) The Iran gov ernment has demanded the withdrawal of all British. United States and Russian Troops from Iran. rax KKA SEBTrCB AX9 TK LE PHOTO row hull if A 1 Yanks Shatter Japanese Line In Luzon Hills MANILA. UP After three months of bitter fighting, U. S. Sixth Army troops have completed the smashing of the cave and tunnel Shimbu Line fortifications In the Sierra Madre Mountains east of Manila. A headquarters spokesman today described the capture '- of Wawa Dam by the 38th Infantry Division as the fall of , the last strongpolnt in tlw Shimbu Linei Mere .-fichtinar iindnribtprilv lips a-iicttu, iiuwcvei,x against Jitpaiieae withdrawing into mountain ranges east of the Marikina River. Four divisions and elements of other units have smashed alternately at the mountain defenses since soon after the fall of Manila in February. Two divisions at a time have been kept in the line. " Water Source The dam, which, together with previously seized Ipo Dam, is Manila's water supply, was seized in tact Monday after Japanese resistance melted away overnight. The success was the climax of a month of fighting in the area by the 38th and by the 43rd which took Ipo. The operations have been extremely rugged as have been those in northeastrn Luzon where, today's communique said, the 25th and 32nd Infantry Divisions have made a juncture two miles west of Santa Fe in the Caraballo Mountains. Gen. Douglas MacArthur's com munique said the juncture near Santa Fe brought "to an end or ganized enemy resistance in this vital area flanking the main high way into the Cagayan Valley That valley is expected to prove the last-stand battleground of the Japanese on Luzon. In support of the Luzon fronts, attack bombers and fighters dropped 521 tons of explosives over last weekend. Vinson Predicts Parley Success WASHINGTON. CP) The San Francisco Conference and other international conferences will succeed "because the people of the world have demanded it," War Mobilizer Fred M. Vinson declared today. In an address prepared for delivery at Memorial Day services in Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from the capital, Vinson said "the homage we pay our dead here today will be a mockery unless we use to the utmost the opportunity for which they fought and died." "We can alter the shape of things so that war is no longer an ever-constant threat." Vinson continued. "It is within our power, as man, as members of the United Nations, to accomplish this." Half-Way Mark Passed In County. Bond Sales According to Mrs. J. P. Richardson, county tabulator for the Seventh War Loan Drive, bond sales totaled $2,538,894 at noon today. This indicates that Broward County will exceed its $4,651,-000 quota for the drive, which ends June 30, since it is well over the half way mark in sales while only one-third of the time of the drive, which began May 14, has elapsed. FORT City Halts To Lament Fallen Sons The City Hall and most Court House offices were closed today for observance of Memorial Day. Law enforcement offices and the Fire. Department remained open for business, but both Municipal and County Courts were inactive for the day. , Circuit Judge Tedder, Assistant State Attorney Maire and Tax Collector Berryhill reported to their offices as usual, taking advantage of the holiday to carry on the operations unmolested by public inquiry and new business. Serious Mood A serious holiday atmosphere prevailed throughout the City, as citizens paused to participate in the annual observance of the day set aside to honor the nation's fallen heroes; a day which has assumed particular significance during the years of this war. Pompano graves were decorated at 8 A. M. today by veterans organizations, the DAR and the Boy Scouts, after which a similar ceremony was performed at Evergreen ; Cemetery here. ... TfAWfwiK' wa topped or the water at tlic S ncuews Ave. Bridge in a brief ceremony honoring the Navy dead, a service was held in Stranahan Park, with an address by Rev. Hoke Shirley, pastor of First Baptist Church. 4 Speculation Rife Meanwhile many local residents spent their holiday speculating about the future City Hall location, following the notice from Burdine's, Inc., Tuesday that all City offices must be moved from the present quarters by Nov. 1. The notice from the department store owner of the building climaxed the Monday election, when voters considered the long City Hall site question settled by their mandate to build it on N Andrews Ave. between NW Second and Fourth Sts. Now many citizens feel that the whole problem has been thrown squarely into their laps again. Entrance Tests For Schools Set Examinations for students entering Broward County high schools, after their transfer from non-accredited schools, will be held June 11. according to Superintendent of Public Instruction Bennett. Bennett said that the examination for prospective entrants to both junior and senior high schools will be held at Ft. Lauderdale High School and South Broward High School, at Dania. The tests are being held earlier this year than to the past to make it easier for pupils by giving them shortly after the close of the spring term. The examinations will be held under the direction of Principals O. K. Phillips of Ft. Lauderdale and P. F. Colbert of the South Broward school. Bennett suggested that students intending to take the tests confer with either principal. FIGURES REVEAL LABOR UNREST MINE WAGE BATTLE PACES SOARING STRIKE VOTE NOTICES WASHINGTON. CD The number of strike notices served by unions under the War Labor Disputes Act has soared since John L. Lewis' twin demands for strike votes among his miners. The first was taken during negotiations for a bituminous contract, the second during anthracite wage talks. In each case Lewis won overwhelming union support. Since February 26 the date Lewis served his first notice under the Smith-Connally Act the number of unions taking similar steps has more than doubled, whether prompted by the Mine Union chief's maneuver or not. However, only small percentages have materialized Into actual strike votes or strikes. A comparison with year-ago figures showed these notices by months: 1945 1944 February 61 58 March 196 83 April 164 69 May 131 91 The United States Conciliation Service and the National Labor i Relations Eoard. both of which VD EVENING LAUDERDALE. FLORIDA. WEDNESDAY, MAY L i - ,TiV iniati i if i i f r- ' i ,ii.n - , '-imiiiii ii 1 J THE WORLP Ti- GTRDLED WITH GRAVES OF AMERICAN BOYS who rave their lives In defense of dtmcKiatj . Though we at home cannot decorate their resting places this Memorial Day, we can hor ; them in our hearts and work for them with our hands, the quicker to bring a . victorious conclusion to the great battle they so bravely, began. . An Open Letter To The Graduates It Is a far cry from that September 1941 day, when with an America at peace with the world the high school students of this area entered upon a four-year tour of the most exciting and glorious adventure of their entire lifetime to the evening this week they will receive their well-earned diplomas. Never in the history of this City has a group ef graduating young, men and women been faced with the problems as those of today. The troubles of a turbulent world are theirs without the asking, therefore, we have sought out a man who is better qualified than we to tender a message that should be cherished a lifetime by the departing students a message from Principal O. K. Phillips of the Ft. Lauderdale High School: m "We are always en route. As we journey we are constantly arriving somewhere. Someone has written, 'Even the road of which we travel is in itself a part of the destination. "How anxiously we look forward to arriving at events In our lives such as graduation from High School. How thrilled we are the moment we arrive at this destination for which we planned and worked so many years. Yes, graduation from high school is a great event in the lives of seniors. Congratulations are in order to all who have achieved this honor of 1945. "We enjoy observing the effect on the audience at high school graduation. Parents have a right to feel proud of their children's achievements, and v.m appreciate the opportunity to share this joy with them. We wish to express our congratulations to the parents of the Class of 1945. "High school graduation is not the end of the journey. It is just one brief stop. Tomorrow we set forth again. O&ce more. we will be arriving somewhere always arriving somewhere. Our wish for the seniors is that the joy of arriving all along the journey will be as great as has been the thrill of this brief pause in the journey." keep records, say that during the SENTINEL FROM ALL OF in the Ft. Lauderdale High School week of February 28 there were 23 strike notices filed. There had been nine in the week of February 21 and eight the week before that. As the March 28 date for the bituminous vote approached, the number of notices leaped upward. Eighty were filed that week, compared with an average of between 30 and 35 in the first weeks of March. The NLRB said that in February only 12 strike votes actually were conducted because 45 petitions were withdrawn and the others were left pending. In March 82 of 196 notices were withdrawn, 13 strike votes were taken and 153 cases were pending at month's end. Forty-one votes were conducted in April after 103 out of 164 notices were rescinded. There were 173 cases hanging May I. So far this month there have been 131 strike notices filed; 31 in the week of May 2. 34 in the week of May 9, 33 in the week of May 16 and 33 in the week of May 23. NLRB said that since enactment of the Labor Disputes Act over President Roosevelt's veto in July, 1943. a total of 2.072 notices were filed through April, 1945. More than half, or 1.384 cases were withdrawn. A total of 515 strike votes were taken up to May 1. HIMBEI THB ASSOCIATED PBE88 30, 1945 Si US Naval Chiefs Seek Workers For Shipyards WASHINGTON. CD The Navy let it be known today that it is frankly and openly worried over the problem of 'repairing ships damaged In the Pacific. At an unusual news conference attended by the Department's three civilian heads as well as uniformed leaders, reporters were told that any relaxation in the repair yards "means more and more people killed on the beaches." Workers Quit The Navy men, emphasizing the seriousness of West Coast repair workers quitting their jobs, indicated broadly that only the necessity of keeping valuable information from the enemy prevented telling the whole story. Pointing up the problem. Secretary Forrestal said it was estimated the aircraft carrier Franklin now under repairs at the Brooklyn Navy Yard would require nine months to get back into action. The secretary said naval casualties in the battle for Okinawa, dating from March 15, totaled 4,270 through May 23, including killed and missing in action, compared with ground force totals for the same period of 5,332. fx Jap As, Lines Crack Cities Blaze In ome H By THE ASSOCIATED PRESSJ ' Yanks crashed through crumbling Jap defenses on Okinawa Island today as the Japanese home front coped with the greatest disasters its cities ever have experienced. Enemy broadcasts reported 250,000 Yokohama residents were left homeless and uncounted numbers were killed by Tues- : f day's Superfortress attack Chinese Press Drive Towards U. S. Air Base CHUNGKING. CP) Chinese troops striking down the Kwang-si-Kweichow Railroad have reached the vicinity of Ishan, 43 miles west of Liuchow, a former U. S. air base which field reports said the Japanese may be . preparing to evacuate. , The Chinese High Command, announcing this new success today, told of . fighting at points along a 900-mile front, with the Chinese makii. new inroads from the western side of the enemy corridor stretching from the yellow River to French Indo-China. In the coastal province of Fu-kien, the Chinese also recovered Ningteh, 45 miles north of liberated Foochow, and the Japanese retreated toward Siapu, near the coast 75 miles northeast of Foochow. nonan Drive In Honan Province at the northern end of the 900-mile front Chinese forces were attacking northward in the direction of Shanhsien, on the Lunghai Railroad less than 50 miles east of the Honan-Shensi border. By last Sunday they had regained all positions which were held May 16 when the Japanese began their third southward thrust, the announcement said. Farther south, in Hunan Province, Chinese forces made progress toward the Japanese base of Shaoyang fPaochingl. Latest reports had told of fighting 12 to 19 miles west and northwest of the town. After a night-long en gagement the Chinese breached enemy defenses near Tankow, northwest of Shaoyang. and cut the invaders into several pockets. Several hundred Japanese were killed. Drillers Speed Work On Wells Work progressed on the first of the City's new wells today as water pressure again dropped to 24 pounds at 9 P. M. Tuesday. The pressure started its drop at 7 P. M. to the 24-pound low, then climbed back to normal by 10:30 P. M. Charles Fiveash, Superintendent of the City Water Plant, re ported that two 20-foot lengths of 12-inch pipe have been rri-p" operations are under way on the drilling of two 130-toot v,e. Fiveash said that by Thursday the casing will be through surface sand and into the layers of underlying limestone through which the large pipe must be driven. The work is being done by the Layne Atlantic Co., of Orlando, which may complete the operation within 10 days if everything goes well, Fiveash said. Until the wells are completed and pumps installed, sprinkling regulations will be enforced. House Votes Fund Boost For Taking State Census TALLAHASSEE. CD An extra $20,000 appropriation for conducting the State census was approved by the House today and sent to the Senate. Rep. Clement of Pinellas, chairman of the appropriations committee, said there are so many more people in the State than had i been anticipated that the original i $235,000 fund would not be suf- f icient. Weather And Tides Generally clear and continued railA this afternoon, tonight and Thursday Thursday Tides: Hinh tldrs 1:R5 A. M- 1:11 P. M.s lAm tides : A. M., 6: S3 V. M. PRICE: FIVE CENTS Islands which transformed the port city into a sea of flame. More than 51 square miles of Tokyo an area greater than the City of San Francisco has been destroyed in six mass incendiary attacks in the last three months which cost the 21st Bomber Command 50 Superforts. There's nothing left in the enemy capital worth fire bombing. Deep Thrusts On the doorstep of Nippon's homeland, U. S. Marines and infantrymen cracked into Okinawa's t ancient Shurl fortress, virtually " completed conquest of the capital city of Naha, and made deep thrusts toward the southern and eastern tips of the island. Japanese fought fiercely in the outskirts of Naha and north of ShurL but American field officers predicted the Southern shore i J . ' 1 1 . 1 . 1 : vadinsr giound forces would "take at least half of , what's left of southern Okinawa within a week." The destruction of virtually all of industrial Tokyo within three months was described by Associat ed Press War Correspondent Leif Erlckson as "an unparalleled achievement In strategic bombing." . Only the blackened skeletons of concrete and steel buildings remained in a vast scarred area spreading out around the Imperial Palace. Shadow Factories In this area were Tokyo's greatest war industries, her main business section and hundreds of ex-toy factories which had become "shadow" producers of war materials. Numerous buildings in the Imperial Palace grounds were destroyed, but damage to the Emperor's Palace was minor. Seventy-seven square miles of five of Japan's major industrial cities have now been devastated by fire bombs, but MaJ. Gen. Curtis M. LeMay of the 21st Bomber Command admits incendiaries cannot destroy an entire city. This does not include destruction accomplished yesterday in the first incendl ry attack on Yokohama, port ! of Tokyo. Tokyo broadcasts sa d the communication and transportation systems were paralyzed and 60,000 homes burned down. It made no mention of industrial damage. Jap Claims The Japanese claimed 38 planes were shot down. U. S. reports - -ed two B-29's and three escorting Mustang fighters lost, a sharp reduction from the 19 Superforts downed in last Saturday's unescorted and most costly strike at Tokyo. In an unusual session In the fire-razed capital, Premier Kan-taro Suzuki met today with six former premier and his War, Navy and Foreign Ministers, presumably discussing defense of "the sacrect kUnds." impending loss of Okinawa and the Soviet Union's position towud the Pacific war. Tokyo claimed suicids air attacks on (J. S. shipping off Okinawa wsre renewed yesterday and today, and Adm. Chester W. Nim-itz announced another light U. S. fleet unit was damaged Monday nignt. Local .Man Hospitalized With Dog Bites On Face Tony Novak, 1226 SW Fourth St., was hospitalized Tuesday after being bitten severely on the face by a chow dog belonging to Mrs. R. R. Asher, 1204 SW Fourth St. The dog. which had been under the care of a friend during the absence of Mrs. Asher, was taken to a veterinarian's clinic for observation. GRADUATES PICTURED Stories and pictures of graduating classes in Ft. Lauderdale public, private and paraochiai schools are on page 5 and special pages f and 1 of The Daily News today. b

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