The Daily Times from Salisbury, Maryland on June 26, 1944 · 1
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Temperatures THE The Weathei Temperature at 7 n. m. f,T. Cold, r-t last niprht til. For 24 hours f i I p. m. yesterday; High 87, low ti. VOL. XXI. NO. 171 out DEWEY FAR IN LEAD; BRICKER KEEPSUP FIGHT Slate After State Goes For New York Governor At Convention Chicago Stadium, June 20 (AP) Gov. Thomas E. Dewey tiHik an apparently insurmount'-:i I ! lead for the Republican presidential nomination today as the party's 1944 convention opened with the main business of the conclave thus all but settled in advance. Kapid-fire action by individual slates raised the New Yorker's total of pledged and claimed votes tu titio with 529 needed to nominate shortly before chairman Harrison K. Spangler rapped the convention to order at 11:02 a. m. u-wt) 47 minutes late. So far had Gov. John W. Rrick-er of Ohio dropped in the pre-cimvention determination of state votes that speculation of the delegates switched from the presidency to talk of vice presidential prospects headpd by Gov. Earl Warren of California. (iov. Dwight Griswold of No-braska, it was announced, will place Governor Dewey's name in humiliation Wednesday morning. Griswold Also Mentioned Previously, Griswold had been mentioned tor the vice-presidency. His designation to" nominate, dd unconfirmed reports on the invention floor, was part of a piece of high strategy that was hscussed as shaping up like this: Griswold, a. mid-westerner, nom inating Dewey, an easterner, lor president with Warren, far west- mer, as the possible vice-presi-Icntial choice. The forces of Gov. Bricker con tinued their fight nonetheless. 'It won t be decided until the 1 call actually starts on the !l"or Wednesday," the Bricker upporters said, (iov. Dwight H. Green of Illi nois nan tne inn oi oinciany wei- ining delegates to the windy city a speech that accused the Roose velt administration of "political neddling" with the armed forces in running the war. Green declared that Republicans "mild give the professional fighting men a free hand. Ilcwey is known to have made rain reservations that will place mi in Chicago in time for an ac- ptaiice speech Thursday. The 1,057 delegate votes, com puted unofficially on a basis ot ilmse pledged and publicly claini- . tentatively were listed this waj with 529 required to nominate: (inv. Dewey, New York OfiO 'iiv. Bricker. Ohio.-. 7(i I.'. Cmdr. Stassen, Minn. (" v. Willis, Kentucky !"V. Griswold, Nebraska ti'ii. MacArthur . I npledged .'16 22 6 ... 1 ...327 ..1,057 Total The fust day's program called 'I Repuhlican National Chairman HiHison E. Spangler's gavel ai 15 a. m., central war time; n v' li 'nnc by Gov. Dwight Green of Hiiii'ds; the temporary roll ca!l: 'I the keynote .speech by Gov. I il Warren at California tonight '' p. m. Rut the so-called "draft Dewey" (Continued on Page 4) I irtc n..k t fifth Loan Quota I he Salisbury Lions Club has "led its $250,000 War Bond '' in the Fifth War Loan Cam-'-ii by $4,000 and has started anew in the hopes of doubling piota. '' nd purchases by the club in-'l- both individual purchases nf cries E, F and G bonds, .vhich -old to individuals, and the 't bonds purchased by enm-"s and credited to the club, -though the larger bonds are 'ding expectatiors, County niitian George P. Chandler 1 that, individual purchases lagging. ' "o entire county quoto could raised, he said, if one f 18.75 ' ! was purchased hv ea-h re- nt of the county, instead, he ' hundreds of thousands of - is worth of bonds are being iased by local business firms ''.v national firms which credit "ttion of their i urchases to ' Salisbury branches. V though the individual purchas-ire slow, be said, the redemp-of these bonds is very low, paring with the rormal turn-' "f savings accounts. I" congratulated the Lhhis on the first local service club xi eed its quota. A Mimbir of The Audi Burtau of Circulation! Russian ATtnies ShatteT .' I tit : U , ; m- ' " This scene on Washington St. in houses with furniture and debris MD. DELEGATES REDUCED TO 10 Attempt To Seat 22 At GOP Session Dropped Chicago, June 2(5 --(A P) Maryland Republicans, fated with the prospect of having their de'egates-at-large attend the opening session of the national convention as "guests'" abandoned today attempts to seat 22 members and reduced the delegation size to lfi to conform with convention rules. The reshuffling, which resulted in State Central Committee Chairman Galen L. Tait's surrendering his place as a delegate-at-large, took place at a caucus last night after the delegation discovered that only 10 of the 22 state convention named delegates had been placed on the temporary roll call. The about face, to avoid a contest hearing today before the convention's credentials committee, followed pressure by Baltimore's Mayor Theodore R. McKeldin, delegation chairman, who found himself on the "guest" list and thus not entitled to the floor should he be called upon. In the shelving of the attempt to have the state's 16 votes represented by 22 delegates and a similar number of a'ternates, Harry O. Levin, original Dewey man in Maryland, was dropped from his status as a delegate and became an alternate. 10 Originally Named Factional interests at the state convention last month bad resulted in the naming of 10 delegates with full votes from the first, second, fourth, fifth and sixth congressional districts and the remaining six votes were halved and divided among four delegates in (Continued on Page 1 Lt. Fox Believed In Normandy Invasion I.t. (j.g.) Hamilton P. Fox. Jr., whose LCT was among the first to land in the invasion of Si ily and also saw duty at Salerno, is bc-ieved to have helped in t ho invasion of Normandv. Lt. Fox, son of Dr. and Mrs-. II. P. Fox, wrote to his wife. Mrs. Evelyn Jefferson Fox. formerly of Federalsburg. in May. ho had a new duty the nature of which he was not able to disclose and said "I am going to have a ring side :;eat at the greatest show on earth." He was commissioned in the I'.S.N.R. Aug. 5. 1912 and married Aug. 6. Assigned to duty in the newly formed amphibious force and given command of an I.CT. he wa trained in Massachusetts. Little Creek, and Solomons, Md.. and went overseas June 10, 191'i to the Mediterranean theater. At Salerno his ship was tied to a transport when the transport was bombed. He was in command of the I.CT (Landing Craft Tanks I with a crew of ten men. In December l!'-i:( he was sent to England where he helped train men for amphibious landings in preparation for the invasion. Before he joined the Naval Reserve Lt. Fox had completed one year of law school at Wa.-hington and Lee University. SALISBURY, After Tornado Struck Cambridge aw- SJT A . AJl Cambridge shows three wrecked piled up by tornado which struck i Top photo shows overturned home on Park lane, the F. D. St. Clair Colored High School, split, vir-with automobile buried under the building. Ixwer, tually in half by the twister " l in i iiiw ' i !' ' " " 1 - I v 9'" Hundreds Of Curious Shoremen Jam Streets Of Cambridge To See City's Tornado Damage Cambridge, June 2d. Cambridge today appeared as though fabled Paul Runyan had ambled through the city wielding bis monstrous axe. first on a school, then on a row nf houses, next on a lodge hall and another school; thence to a group of warehouses and a huge barn, not overlooking trees everywhere. Yesterday hundreds of F.astern Shoremen, curious to see for them-selvi s what damage a freak twister could do, jammed the streets of ("ambridee, creating traffic snarls near where the city's recent bouncing visitor had left its calling catds a day earlier. Kverywhere was evidence of the tornado that swept through section.- of Cambridge early Saturday LISBURY MARYLAND, MONDAY K " MW yv -vw- "if ; - - the eastern section of the town early Saturday mornim?. Note roof torn from house at left and telephone linemen repairing cable, whf n, city's home posed trees. fortunately, most of the population of 10,000 was at and not on the streets ex- to flying timbers, tin and Polire Chief Has Theory j Chief of Polire Grason Price ad- ' vanced the theory that because the ; three -minute tornado whipped through Cambridge early in the morning fewer people were hurt and no one was killed. At least 20 persons were injured and today three still in the Cambridge hospital. ! Residents of the city were still talkinir ;bont their storm yesterday, still wondering about il, j still amazed by its destruction. i In one residential section of the city several blocks fiom one of i:IM.. II F. Jt, i-.m the damaged Phillip.- Packing Co. waieiioii-es an immense section of tin rooting still dangled in the wind from a telephone pole. City employe- canted load after load of broken tree limbs from he streets and yards throughout tin- day. Ci'-wds of persons from Cambridge and other towns on the Kastern Shore lined Park lane nnd Charles street where the twistei hud piled huii.-e on top of house, ground one resilience to table-top level and twisted old trees like lii"ti cardboard. In the heart of the negro dis-tri't v.-hen- the full fury tif the t-iiiii ;i ppn i iif ly struct: a two -tot;, lodge hall was heat r to the (Continued on Page 4) 1 IMES Published lain. German Defenses 45,000 NAZIS VITEBSK AREA Russians Roll Forward After Cracking Long Enemy Line London, June 2(5 (API The German bridgehead at Vitebsk has been cut off from rear communication), the German Trans-ocean Agency broadcast today. II II The Aumiriuffd 'iris London, June 2(i Attacking with shattering force on a 250-mile front in one of history's greatest land offensives, four powerful Russiun armies drove westward through the broken German "fatherland line" in White Russia today, leaving behind an island of 45,000 trapped enemy troops. These were being cut to pieces in the battle-torn streets of encircled Vitebsk. As Russia's vital role in the Allied Teheran master plan to crush Germany this year unfolded front by front, German broadcasts noted with alarm that a fifth Red Army had struck in the Ostrov sector, 1(15 miles northwest of doomed Vitebsk. That would make a .'!25-mile front in the east, exclusive of the two Russian armies now battering Finland. And at least four other great (Continued on Page 4) 6 JAP FLATTOPS SUNK, DAMAGED Nipponese Expended 717 Planes In Rattle U. S. Pacific Fleet Headquarters, Pearl Harbor. June 2( - (AP) Driven into recklessness by Allied enrroaclwnents toward the Orient, the Japanese Navy has expended 747 airplanes and six flattops- the main elements of an entire carrier task force upon a fruitless defense of the Marianas. As a result of a series of great si i r victories, American soldiers ami marines fought into northern Saipan Island today, bolstered by unprecedented security against effective enemy atta1 k by air or by sea. Already the Americans who waded ashore at Kaipan's southwestern end June 14 hold ha'f the island and have hacked the 20,000 or more defenders into the mountains of the north. Revises List Of Losses Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, corn-filing a revised list of enemy and American losses thus far in the Marianas campaign - from June 10 to 21! disclosed for the first time damage to an enemy currier and two cruisers, and conceded that a tanktr previously reported sunk bad been only severely damaged. This brought the total of Japanese aircraft carriers sunk or damaged west of the Marianas during the past week to six. The Nimitz list also disclosed that 402 enemy airplanes were destroyed when Japanese carrier planes attacked American fleet units west of fJtiam June IX. This was an all-time record for any war theater for numbers of planes downed in one action. Nimitz announced that carrier-borne fighter planes swept two islands in the Kazan group, 727 miles north of Saipan, June 'i?, sinking five enemy ships, shooting down 116 planes and probably destroying 11 more. Five Allied fighters were lost. On Saipan's west coast, the Yanks have reached the outskirts of (iarapan. peace-time Marianas capital of 10,000. Correspondents report the heavily-bnmbat ded town piiet, possibly evacuated. Lau'au Village Taken l On the east coast, Americans have taken I.aulau village at the northern end of Magicienne Bay jand have advanced f00 to WO vards i along the shore against strong opposition. A large enemy force has ; taken refuge in the caves ami ra- vines of steep, thickly-wooded Mt. i Tapotchau. On Biak Island, Off Dutch New jfiuinea. Allied troops killed r45 I more Japanese June 22 and 23 to j bring the total enemy dead since I the island's invasion Mav 27 to 2,- Liberators destroyed a number inf enemy plants on the ground at j S'orong, on the northwestern tip of New Guinea. Other bombers put the Japanese airfield at Manok-j wuri, 120 miles west of Iliak, out i of commission. M DUy Kactpt tunday L, 0) 0) Bloody Battles Rage With SuicideTroops Supromo IloailiiuarU'rs Allied Expeditionary Force, June 2ti (AP) American (IoukIiIiO.vk lighting hand-to-hand with (Jennan "suicide troops" in the street a of ( -herhourcf today reached the waterfront and neared the end of their struggle to free (lie jxirt, a third of which is in Allied hands. The tnoMip of Cherlxxirg came as British forces battered forward in a powerful drive on the opposite end of the Normandy front. Tanks and doughboy troops have reached the beaches in the prize harlxir city, but "at 1 1 :',W a. ni. today we cannot say Cherbourg is entirely ours" even though the backbone of enemy o. posit ion has been broken, Associated Press correspondent Don Whitehead said in a dispatch from Cherbourg. Major Part of Town Captured "The Americans took possession of the major jart of the town of Cherlxmrg, but so far they did not capture the harbor and remaining coastal installations.- In some of the outskirts of the town there are still German centers of resistance." During the last 24 hours the Americans have taken 3,340 prisoners, and hundreds of others were streaming into the prisoners' cages today. Doughboys-wore cleaning up pockets of enemy opposi AIR FLEETS HIT NAZIS 24 HOURS Rocket Installations On Coast Bombed Again London, June 20 (AP) Versatile RAF Mosquitos flying from Hritain maintained steady Allied air pressure on the enemy both in Normandy and the (ierman homeland overnight while medium and heavy bombers from Italy hit Budapest, Hungary's capital. (The (ierman radio said today that violent, air battles raged this morning over the area around Vienna and further east alone the Danube Valley as Clerman fighters attacked formations of Allied bombers presumably striking from Italy. The broadcast was recorded by the Federal Communications Commission.) Continuing the Allied air operations that on Sunday kept five air armadas four from Hritain and one from Italy -drumming (ierman installations in France virtually all day, the Mosquitos last night, attacked (ierman troop concentrations, railroads and supply dumps near the French battle-front and industrial objectives in the (ierman city of Homberg, northwest of Duisberg. Unfavorable weather this morning threatened to limit today's operations over the beachhead sectors. Beyond the Normandy front lines, the Mosouitos left (ierman supply dumps hidden in the forest of Hretonne on the Seine a mass of flames.' Crewmen said the fires stretched two miles nnd were advancing in a series of semi-circles when they left. The Mosfpiitos bombed (ierman troops in the village of Fvrocy, southwest, of Caen. Railroads north of Laigle and at Argentan were among other targets. China's Position As Rase To Hit Japan Menaced Chungking, June 2fi (AP)-China's position as a potenti'd base for Allied attacks on Japan as menaced today by the swift-moving Japanese offensive down the Canton-Hankow railway, which now has reached the outer defenses of Ilengyang, most, important city attacked by the invaders since 10-1H when they took Canton and Hankow. In an apparent enrircling maneuver, one Japanese column was reported four miles east of Ileng yang last night, another six miles i northeast and a third nine and a half miles east. Chinese militarists took a pes-; sirnistic view of the approaebirg battle for the Hunan province ci'y.i (The Merlin radio, quoting a r--porf from nanking. said the Ameri-1 can air base at Kunming, in cen-, tral Yunnan, and the advanced, base at Kweilin in Kwangsi pro j vince both were supplied through! Ilengyang. Kunming is 5(50 miles southwest of the present, battle; scene and Kweilin less than 100; miles south.) Since early spring the Japanese i drive southward aimed at split-j ting China in two has captured! mote than r75 miles of the rail line from Peiping to Canton. Less than 2110 miles of the railway mil" remains in ninese nanus, excepi for a few small gaps north Hankow. t . 1 .. !.iv fair PRICK THREE CENTS tion in Cherbourg while the Ger- mans gathered the remnants of their scattered troops on the Cap De La Hague. Many Germans overrun in the swift advance wete trying to make their way to th:t cape. I Itimatum Ignored Field dispatches said today Lt. (Jen. Omar N. Bradley's command had sent a second ultimatum to Nazi garrison troops in Cherbouig demanding "immediate unconditional surrender." (The (ierman communique said the. ultimatum had boon ignored.) It was apparent, the Americana were fighting in virtually all points of the city proper and the port area, but the Germans still wero defending pill boxes, streets and houses in their desperate but hopeless fight. The Americans bad been fighting in the smoking city since yesterday afternoon, when they entered it with a crushing, three-way assault. The Allies had all but captured their greatest prize of the Normandy invasion, the third most im portant port of France and a trans-Atlantic base to feed major drives into the continent, to Paris, perhaps or Berlin. (The German radio gave conflicting reports on the battle for Cherbourg. A French language broadcast today informed the people of occupied Kurope the city fell -at nine o'clock last night (.1 p. m. F.WT) "after resistance of unheard of violence." Shortly thereafter, however, a German DNB news agency broadcast informed the people of Gernviny that fighting still was going on in tho city.) It was said here that last night's German premature reports that the port had fallen indicated tvo German high command as out of touch with the hard-pressed garrison and' it was probable its defense was no longer centrally controlled. Berlin Oul Of Touch Tending to confirm the idea that. Berlin does not know what, is happening in Cherbourg was a German International Information Bureau dispatch shortly before noon today (fl a. m. KWT) which said the as sault against the port started at 8 o'clock last night and that "Hue town of Cherbourg is in Allied hands." This followed a night nf on-again, nff-again radio reports from Germany. The drive on the peninsula clor-eil up American lines east of the port to the sea. leaving St. Vaast La. Hngue. Quottehoii and Bar-flnrr behind American lines. Meantime in the center of the beachhead front Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery pursued an infantry attack south of Tilly-sur- Seniles, driving forward two miles to edge of the Tussel-Brettevi'.Ie woods. The heavy fighting in Cherbourg was fast destroying the famous (Continued on Page 4) Rerlin Ruts 8 to 5 Curfew On Copenhagen rill The Aninrinleil frets Kstnhlishment of a curfew in Copenhagen with no traffic permitted on the city's streets be-tweeen S p. m.. and f a. m. wag announced today by the Berlin radio. The broadcast, recorded by the Associated Press, said German occupation authorities also had forbidden more than five persons to congregate in public in the Danish capital. The measures wero of i adopted, Berlin said, "for reasons ' of maintaining law nnd order. v jpL

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