The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 23, 1944 · Page 1
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 1

Publication:
Location:
Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Tuesday, May 23, 1944
Page:
Page 1
Start Free Trial
Cancel

VOL, XLI-NO. 55 Save W«eo Popcrf It f. va/uaWc *o the War Wortf Tno Boy Scouts w«f collect your Scrap Pope, every Saf u «/a r BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHRAKT Anir»Moia .«r, 0 ^ „„.„ ' «»-* f I ^^ BlyUicvllle Dally News Blythcvlllc Herald BIylhovlIle Courier Mississippi ViUley Leader ' NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEABT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI HLYTHIOVlhLE, AliKANSAW, TUKSJMY, MAY 23, SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS'~, ^^^^^ . — "i —' -- • ^-"-~« »_<v«. + **w 4• x T u VjiJUl^ A^J , ALLIES STRIKE FROM ANZIO BEACHHEAD Groups Prepare To Raise Funds For Playgrounds Workers Will Solicit $2500 In Campaign Here On Thursday So IhiU Bh/llibvjllc youngsters may spend a healthy, happy Summer in supervised piny while mothers are busy with Victory gardens ' work . oll . llcl l )ill 8 'o I"- Re/of/Ve Of Women Slain Here In 1912 May Be Murder Victim; Grandson Questioned By Police DURHAM, N. C., May 23.—Ed- ¥ ward Martin, formerly of Boonville. Mo., who lias been working at a Charlotte, N. c., war plant, was questioned by police here yesterday In the disappearance of his grandmother, Mrs. Edward M. Jewell, 67 years old, afler bits of decomposed flesh, a hatchet and lime were found in hts automobile and in a home lie rented here. Searchers for the missing woman discovered a heavy wooden . . „ - , box, about the size of a trunk, liPh-, ,-,,. «i .h Illcome ' a " d to wl »en dragging Eastwood lake at help prevent the scourge of jnve- civic leaders completed plans Ibis week for the campaign Thursday to raise $2500 for the maintenance of four playgrounds this summer at the three while schools and at Harrison Negro school. Sponsored by the Blytheville Ministerial Alliance, PTA groups, notary, Lions, and Kiwanis Clubs, the Junior ant! Senior Chambers of Commerce, American Legion the County Board of Education, local school board, and the Business and Professional Women's Club, the playground program is planned for the benefit all children of the city, and 'will fill a need felt since the advent of BVyUicville Army Air Field, which greatly increased Ihe city's population; nnd made: the play areas more congested, and the streets a dangerous place in which lo play. All Blylhevillc townspeople were urged \o contribute' lo this one-day campaign for tlie $2500, which will finance the equipment and supervision ,of the four playgrounds. One the sponsoring clubs will canvass the business section Thursday seeking, cojUribullons, and .Blytheville housewives and others not likely'to be 'contacted were asked to sent! . .their, corilribulions to ihsf Courier News..or.'to the Blytheville-Play- near-by Chapel Hill box remained closed on orders of Deputy Sheriff w. P. Jordon, pending the arrival of Durham ja- lice and a physician. A search of the lake followed discovery of a boat with mysterious brown stains in it. Martin, who police said will talk very little to them concerning his grandmother, widow of a Cooper County (Mo.) stockman, insists he left Mrs. Jewctt May a in a hotel in Boonville where the two had been visiting. Mrs. Jewell and Martin went to Charlotte two years ago from Baonville, where they had previously lived.. Police said Martin returned from Boonville lo Charlotte May 13, deposited $0000 in a bank there, then came to Durham and registered in a hotel. It was while lie was at the hotel that attendants at a garage where he had left his car called police attention to an odor coming from the trunk of tlie machine. In addition to decomposed flc-sli . To ihsure:,the'success of the pro• ..iect, tli«, cooperation of, everyone ; -J ;es£thtJliiVi*S<lel' 1 s'-' pfiKiii - nrojfeA pointed out,'as they urged •Blytheville citizens to take advantage of thn opno'rtiinity to contribute to this fund. Officers of the association in- rlude Rosco Crafton. president:: Mrs. H. Vf. Wylic, vice-president, and ,1. Mell Brooks, sccretary- k, treasurer, and the Rev. S. B. Wil- I'ford, Mrs. W. L. Homer find Mia. Karl Buckley, members of the executive committee. Bandsmen Here Will Dine With Senator Bark ley When the C51st Armv Air Forces Band goes to Paducah, Ky., this Sunday to play for a pre-Memorial Day ceremony there, they will probably have dinner with Senate Majority Leader Aluen Barkley. The featured speaker of the day, Senator Barkley, according to reports from Paducah, will dine with (he local musicians at the USO Club Sunday night nnd will address a brief lalk to them. The band, long a favorite with Paducah fans, will march in the big parade scheduled for the oc- caslon by the American Legion • there and will plav a concert during the afternoon ceremonies. Chief Warrant Officer Bernhardt M. Kuschel is leader of-the 651st. /own Red Cross Worker Assigned To Duty Here Mrs. Neva Scnrrow of Dumont, Iowa, has reported for duty at the BAAP and is assigned assistant lo the Field Director of the Bed Cross at this station. Mrs. Scarrow, a former school teacher in Iowa, joined the Red Cross service in January, shortly after her husband, Pvt. Dallas Scarrow, was killed in action by the Japs In New Guinea. After being accepted for duly by the Red Cross, she received training at Amarlllo Field, Tex., until April, when she was transferred to Washington. D. C., before being ordered here. Her primary duties will be the local Station Hospital. at New York Stocks A T ft T 158 7-8 Arner Tobacco 63 3-4 . Anaconda Copper 25 3-4 ,«/Bcth Steel 58 1-4 Chrj-sler 851-8 Coca Cola 1143-4 Gen Electric 35 3-4 Gen Motors J 59 5-8 Montgomery Ward 43 7-8 N Y Central 13 I-B Int Harvester 73 1-2 Norlh Am Aviation 81-8 Republic Steel 16 3-4 Radio 91-4 Socony Vacuum 12 5-8 Studcbaker 15 3-4 Standard of N J 55 1-2 Texas Corp Packard . U S Steel 4i! 1-4 4 1-8 51 3-8 a set of false teeth and a wrist watch, which Martin said belonged to his grandmother, in the glove compartment. Bloodstains on the automobile's upholstery were explained by Martin as having come from a buzzard that flew into. his car on _the way to Charlotte.', froin -Bran- -V-!l!r,rX'.'S !'<; s h. he told police, was from ••four' chicken's ;> hc'' liad purchased In'Indiana and left in the car, forgetting they were there! In Martin's room at a hotel here, police ration book which (here found Mrs. Jewell's and was her purse, in .1 will leaving half of her estate to Martin. Mrs. Jcwett, police learned, owned considerable property in Cooper County and also in Boonville. Bits of flesh found In a vacant house, which Martin rented on the outskirts of this city, were unexplained by the 2-1-year-olct chemist, police said. While questioning of Martin continued, a chemical analysis of a woman's bloodstained dress found in a trash can was being made. Attempts were being made to identify the dress as one Mrs. Jewctt was seen wearing in Boon- charge has been placed ville. No against Martin, -police said. Information received from Boon- vine police was that Mrs. Jewctt was last seen in a hotel there May 8. A check of her room disclosed all her clothes, except a white coat, are still there. When Martin left, they reported, lie attempted lo pay his grandmother's hotel bill for a month in advance, but was refused by the manage- Mrs. Jewett, who had gone to Boonville to inspect .some property, had lived for the last Iwo years wilh her daughter, Mrs. R. Lewis Fatton, mother of Martin. In Charlotte. Mrs. Palton's husband is In the Insurance and real estate business here. Garner Funeral Will Be Held , Here Tomorrow The dale for the funeral of Mrs. Fannie Montz Garner, who died Sunday at Blytheville Hospital, has been changer! from Thursday (o tomorrow because of the arrival of a son, Pvt. Adrian Garner, who flew from San Diego, Calif., where he Is stationed with the Marines. The rites will be held at 2 o'clock at the Charter Oak, Mo., Baptist Church. Burial will be made hero at Elmwood Cemetery. Mrs. Garner had thcc other sons In the service, all overseas. Cobb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Attends Court Session Claude Cooper is attending court in Little Rock where yesterday he argued a case before the Supreme Court. He appeared in a Joncsboro case, that of Tucker vs. Tucker. Weather ARKANSAS—Scattered Unmdcr- sliowcrs this afternoon, considerable cloudiness tonight and Wednesday with scattered thundershowers In extreme cast portion Wednesday; not much changd In tcnipovaturo, Mrs. Edward M. Jewell, 07, wealthy Boonville, Mo., widow well known to oldtlmers In Blytheville where she visited frequently many years ago, jna v have met n simitar fate to thai of her mother and sister, Mrs. Frank Davis and Mrs. Mason Price Carpenter, brutally slnln here 32 years ago In the most sensational crime In the history of tills section. Edward Jewell Martin, 24, of Charlotte, N. C,, was held today at Durham, N. c., on an open charge following disappearance of "is grandmother 12 days ago at Chapel Hill, N. C.. while officers and citizens dragged the lake there for the body, news services disclosed lasfnlglu. Did Mrs. Jewett die at the hands of a ruthless person-in the horrible kind of death she had so feared since the slaying of her relatives here whcn an unknown person or persons used a coaltcr plow point and hatchet to beat the brains from the heads of the two WOIIK.. and strew them about the walls and floors of a crude house 'where the women lived while liomeslcad- ing government-owned land near Blythei'ille? Did money, which figured prominently in the murder trials following tills double crime, also figure m the crime against the third member of this (li-fated family if Mrs. Jcwctt has been killed? That the fate of her relatives weighed heavily upon the heart of Mrs. Jewett Is remembered by persons here who recalled her visits to Blylhevillc. It Mrs. Jewett has been slain, will tlie murderer be apprehended or will her death go unsolved as have those of her beloved relatives? Spent Money For Prosecution So determined was Mrs. Jewell that her relatives' deaths be avenged she employed Virgil Greene, local attorney, u> assist in prosecution of her brother-in-law, Mason Price Carpenter, who faced trial on the murder charges after two oilier men bad-been, acquitted. Mrs. Jewell, handsome ana wealthy 40 years ago when the well- to-do Carpenter family moved to from Columbia, visited her sister Mo., and Blytheville frequently mother, who divided her time between homes of her two daughters. The Jewett home long had been near Columbia. A small tomb in Maple Grove Cemetery, with words "Katherlnc E. Carpenter, 186G-1912, Mother" writlcn there, Is only physical reminder of this horrible crime affecting two of Blydieville's lead- Ing families, which occurred on a snowy night of Jan. 8, 1912. But there is only one grave there. Mrs. Jewell did not want her mother buried in the Carpenter lot and had the body taken to Columbia, Mo. Mrs. Jewctt apparently did not share her sister's desire for greater wealth, it was said here by those who knew her in recalling (he case who said Mrs. Carpenter's desire lor wealth inspired the double murder. Mr. Carpenter, acquitted In the death of his wife and mother in law, left BlythevJlle shortly after he was freed .but returned here at one time later for a brief period. Living on n small farm soihe- where in Florida recently, he now is with his .only son, Price M. f^r- pentcr Jr., who with his wife lives at Uinstnc;, Mich, Also still living In Frank Hamilton, accused by Carpenter of committing the crime. It Is believed he makes his home on a farm near Deering, M O . \ Died After Trial Dead Is Ed Giles, also .accused by Carpenter, who died at Burdette shortly after he was acquitted of tlie charge brought bv his neighbor and before Carpenter's Irials were concluded. On his death bed. he protested his Innocence. The story of the crime bears out tlie saying "Truth Is stranger than fiction" and the angle of possible murder or the third member of this strange family has created much interest in Blytheville fol- lo%ving announcement last night o_f Mrs. Jewell's jllsappcarance an'.i arrest of her grnmison. The family moved to Blytheville, then a small town beginning to develop because of the Chicago Mill operations, when Carpenter established an implement business with money said to have belonged lo Mrs. CarpcnteY The only son and his sisters, Miss Mae and Miss Pearl Carpenter, were well educated In music and other arts, and their coming was a substantial contribution to the cultural lite of this "backwoods" village. Price Jr., soon _was courting Miss Margaret Lange,' daughter of the late A. C. Lange, then head of the Chicago Mill here and who later established the city's first modern hotel and was such a civic and educational leader that Lunge school later was named in his honor. Hearing of the money to be made from "squatting" on government- owned land ml yet cleared, Mrs. Carpenter decided to homestead a large tract at Round Lake near Clear Lake, about six miles southeast of Blytheville. Tho fact that "squatters" had to live on the property before being given n deed did not daunt colorful (Continued en P*«e B>. Fair Officials Announce Dates For Event Here * But Cotton Picking | Contest Dates Will ) Be Decided Later OHlrtnls of the Mississippi County Fair Association today muiouncvd dales for the nnimal exposition which this year will lie held from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1. Dates for the unmml World's Championship Cotton Picking Contest, which hus hcen n feature'of the Pair, will not te set until Inter when weather and-crop conditions will iici'inll the selection of ti dale that will see the crop far enough advanced to give ii good field of open cotton. -^ The fnlr Hits year will feature cattle, hogs, livestock and poultry, with the community exhibits form- Ing Die background for tlie ugrlciii- tunil products. Victory Gardens will come In for special ntlcntlon, and 4-11 and Future Farmer depiirtmonls will take care of the fonys and girls. Free admission for children will be continued, with admission prices for adults set at ii low figure sufficient only-- lo nssfsl In pitying Hie cost of holding the fair. r The Mississippi County FuirAs- soclntion is n iion-jirofH corpoVii- tion, organized under the laws 'of Arkansas, and leases the fairgrounds and park from the City of Blythe- vllle for an annual rental o[.'$'lOl)b. The nssociiitlon, working tliroiiali unpaid officers and directors, inalit- talns the park and swimming' po<?l and operates the /air nt no expense to the city and without soliciting donations. The World's Championship Cotton Picking Contest is the Soulh's most l>ubllcl!!c<l,ngrlc(iU»nil went nnd Is filmed each year by the major news film conijianies of the country with the pictures being shown in practically every show house in the nation, as well as in foreigii'c'ountriVa The catalogue and premium list, which will carry some ?350D in cash prizes this year, will be .ready for distribution about July 1st. Plan Rites for Murder Victim Body Of Mrs. Wiley To Be Sent Here For Funeral Services Mrs. Louise Alexander Wiley, brutally murdered daughter of a Mississippi County couple whose body .was stuffed In n trunk and shipped from Chicago to Los Angeles, made the news again today with the announcement that following nn injucst to be held cither tomorrow or Thursday In Chicago at the Cook County Morgue, her body will be sent here for burial. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Alexander of Milllgan Ridge, have been trying lo obtain the tody, since the murdered woman was identified several weeks ago. Solya Villegas, 2C year old Chicago war worker who allegedly confessed to the slaying following his arrest at his mother's home In Crystal City, Texas, is being returned to Chicago where he will face murder charges filed marc than n week ago by the Cook County Grand Jury. Chicago Rye high low open July . 1H'*, Sept.. 113ii; 114 K 111 close pr.cl. lll'A IU',4 111 II5S Germans Who were Captured In Italy Leave War Area ^nr',r;i"rr^;t:rir;=r^r''C'.s:= To Be Saturday Proceeds Of Annual Sale Will Be Used For Disabled Vets Saturday, May 27, lm.s been designated us Poppy nay. when members of the American Legion Auxiliary win sen the popples made by war veterans In government hospitals throughout "the nation. .. "Every penny from 1 popplfs that will I) C sold on the streets of Uly- thcville an ( | thousands of other towns and cities In ' the country goes toward the welfare and ir* habllitation work of the American f-egio nand the Auxiliary," Mrs. C S. BaggcU, president of the local Auxiliary said today. TJie' idea of the poppy as a memorial (lower for the World War (lead sprang up as naturally as the Httlp wild flower Itself grows In the fields of France and Flanders. The poppy was the one touch of beauty which lived amid Hip hideous destruction of war, and soldiers of all nations cniue to look upon It ns iho living symbol of the sacrifices of their dead comrades. Suddenly It became the flower of remembrance for the men who had poured out their life's blood around Hie roots of the llttl c plant. Memories of the war dead always bring thoughts of those who. did not die but came back doomed, to ycnrs of hardship and suffering, sometimes worse than death. In the poppy bad been found a way to link.the honoring of Die dead ifHh service for the living victims of the war, for soon patriotic orga- nbjitlons began to conduct sales of popples made by disabled veterans to raise funds for relief work among suffering ex-service men and their families. In 1024 the American Legion Auxiliary assumed complete charge of the national poppy program, and has had charge of the sale every year since that time. Mrs. Eddie Burks k in charge of the local poppy sale, and she will be assisted by nil members of the local Auxiliary. Poppy girls will be on the streets, In the banks and poslofficc and in drug stores of the city.- The Great liifl of Africa Is the largest valley in the world. Graduates Hear Colonel Wimsatr From Newport Hitler Sits Alone and "Just Thinks Surrounded by emply chairs, Adolf Hitler rushes to an unknown destination "somewhere In Germany' 1 ' In his private railroad car. (Credit March of Time "Underground Reports' from NEA Telephoto.) More thnn liOo relatives and rlends of members of Class 41-H if Ihe Illytlicvlllc Army Air Field icnril Col. Uobcrl W. C. Wltnsal',, commanding officer of the Newport Army Air Field, address tho graduating class In thh nftcrncoji'.i ceremony nt Tile pilots thu field, were: awarded: their silver wings,by ;Coi.Kurt M. Lnn- don, commanding officer, and were sworn In as com missioned officers by;.;cnpl.''Norman Kav- nnaugh, adjutant. ' -. . " • • Chrysler plants has teen called off. The local C. T. O. union announced j""i«...i..u i the end of Ihe week-long walkout arc found. Just ns Ihe International Union's executives prepared to try loc.il officers for leading the rebellion. However, the trial will go ahead tomorrow as scheduled. Livestock ST. LOUIS, May 23 <UI'>—HOB receipls 15.000 head. All salable. Top price $13.70, 180-280 pounds $13.70. HO-lfiO pounds $11.00-12.15; sows 11.25-11.35. Cattle: receipts 2,800 head all .lfiblc. Calves 1,900. All salable. Mlxcct yearlings and heifers $14.5016.00. Cows $12.00-13.50. Canncis and cutlers 7.00-7.00. Slaughter steers 11.50-16.75. Heifers 10.0016.25. Stockcr and feeders $975- H.oa. Rent Ceilings To Be Enforced Soldiers, Civilians Arc Warned Against Paying Excess Rents Military nnd civilian personnel; of Ilia Blythcvlllo Army Air 'Field -were warned this : week against violation of local reiit ceilings. / . An order of Col. Kurt M. LanUoii, .cotmnandluu of [leer,. fijfupWhvpUgh Cupl. Normnn-A. Kavanaugh'.'pbsl adjutant, lins been posted on all bulletin hoards at Dm field and culls for all personnel connected with the field lo observe strictly provisions of the government's rent control regulations. "Violations of rent ceilings arc continually being reported to this hcadtiunrlers despite efforts of the enforcement authorities to secure 100 per cent compliance with the maximum rent regulations," the order stated. "Such violations would not be possible If nil tenants observed the spirit of the rcgula- IKICJS and reported attempted violations by landlords. The collusive practice of accepting a receipt for the legal rent nml paying the landlord an additional amount without faking n receipt therefor is not only lo lie condemned as unpatriotic, but. subjects the Leiianl to severe penalties. "H will be the policy of this command to cooperate lo the closest extent possible with the Blylhcvllle Dcfcnsc-ncntal nrca office in stamping out rent control violations which alfect military and civilian personnel of this station. Hereafter, nil officers, enlisted men nnd civilians will refrain from any attempts to circumvent the maximum rent regulations by any ! device whatsoever, and will demand from their landlord nnd file with the billeting officer, Lieut. Helen Har Simpljfied Tax bill Now Goes To FDR WASHINGTON, May 23. (UPI~ The lldusc has passed the Individual Income lax simplification .bill. Tlie measure, now virtually certain lo become law, will free some 30,000,000 Americans In lower income brnckcUi from the trials of figuring federal luxes. It itlso will simplify returns filed by the remaining 20,000,000 taxpayers and revise employers' withholding schedules to cover, as far as possible, nil federal income taxes due. The simplification bill has the treasury's approval. And it Is expected lo be signed by President Roosevelt. The House today concurred In technical Semite amendments io the bill by unanimous consent. The measure will Ire effective next January 1st. In Cleveland today, Wnr Production Chief Nelson said that war plants of the nation generally arc Jagging slightly behind production schedules, However, he Insisted that the lag Is not serious, though Its does slow up the war efloii. Nelson lold a news conference that the aim of his agency Is to eliminate the production lag by developing better efficiency In production. However, the strike picture at Detroit has cleared up somewhat. A teamsters strike which slowed - ...... u •>.!""«•» v»ui«n<«..i down production in six Detroit on Ihn part of military or civilian r!s, Initial receipts showing „„ exact address of their housing ac commodatlons, the amount of paid nnd the period covered the snt ^_^ (jy such payment. In the event' the amount of rent or the type of ac commodatlons Is changed, a sup plemcntary receipt will likewise be filed." The billeting officer was ordered lo Investigate reported viola personnel and disciplinary action promised In cases where violations N. 0. Cotton open high low close pr.cl. Men. . 1944 1953 1044 1949b 1944l> . May . 1928 1928 1928 1926b 1921b [, July . 2079 20S-! 2079 2082 2080 :l Oct. . 1994 1998 1993 '1996 1993 Dec. . lOGt 1975 1967 • 1072 1961b Chicago Wheat open high low close prcl. July . 164>i 184-S 1G1!4 161« 164',i Sept,. 162 162 158 !4 159K Old Burma Road, Serving Enemy, Cut By Chinese NEW DEUir, May 23 (UP) Chinese troops have cut the old Hiirnin road. Once the llfc-llne of China, until the Japanese swept through Burma, the old Burma road moi« recently has been serving as supply road for Japanese troops along the Salwcen river front. And now, the Chinese have cut _. at ix point some 16 miles Inside China from the Burma frontier. "Ihe American trained Chinese forces broke across the road a Chefang. 50 miles west of the Sal ween river. These Chinese troops are getting fairly strong air support. And you can take it from United Press War correspondent, Albert Ravenholt, a few planes make a lot of difference to those Chinese who are pushing forward on the rugged north Burma front. Not so long ago, says Ravenholt, the faintest buzz of faraway planes was e"°"gh to send Chinese troops into headlong retreat. Those planes always were Japanese. 5th Army Units Trying To Trap j Nazis To South Germans Soy Allied • Paratroops In Action'! Along Appian Way - /By United Press v i Tlie Allies have opened a bccon'd offensive In Italy, officially. British and American soldiers In tile An/lo beachhead have bu'tl^ deiily stt tick, out In a drive keyed' with the campaign on tho main front botne 20 miles to the south.' Tlie An/lo forces swung Into the attack tills gaming, moving out against German troops ringing the beachhead. They fought under cover of mnsMd Allied planes .which iiounricd all German position.'! within a 50-mllo radius of Home. Amcilcan warships nudged 'in close to y shore to .support the drive by looping shells Into enemy pff- .sltlons High on an obscrvnlhii past overlooking the battle arci, the Fifth Army commander, Lieu-" tenant Mark Clark, pceied at Die unfolding ortenslvo through field glavscs; nlrmcn back from raids over the battle zone, Indicate that the Ixmchhcnd forces' are'pushlng" —not toward Rome—but southwestward toward the German "Swing I hie" on the main front ' A Swiss broadcast says the new drlvo K "developing successfully '•• the direction of Uttorta" to the southeast' aiid has "reacficd", Foijllnno neai the coast 'Ihis' would represent a gain of come five mllc.s from the last reported portions east of Ncttuno/ , • Apparently, the Anzlo forces' are pushing out to crush the German foices on. tho pcnlnula—and to block their i retreat up the pcti- lusula In the path of the offensive on the main front. The new offensive really got started, last night whcn American battlo^jlps^b.ten^shelllrig^acrman-.f.! )lnes 5 'afound - thd beachhead, , Then the big guns in the beach-head began barking 'shells info the IniuKiQij Gerulan forces. Overhead, Warhawks, Thunderbolf-s, Flying Fortress and Liberators ] ulss-crossed over the sky,' pouncl^ ' Ing lioop.s concentrations', corti- muhlcatlons HUES, artillery and tntiks. Tlie weight of the aerl.il onslaught Is icflcctcd in tho official rcpoil that the attack on the Clslerna cieek bed, which is being used as a trench, resulted In vhlually complete saturation of the target. • ," Tho official announcement says that with, the launching of the beachhead offensive the battle for Italy lias entered a new phase— a phase In wiiii-n the Fifth and Eighth Armies .are pressing their campaign t.T crush the German forces ort the peninsula ' 'Ittcnty-thrcc miles t below Ihe Anilo front, American • armed forces are trying to break through Tcrranctna to pound Jho Qerma(is back against the expanding beachhead. However, they've been temporarily stopped by the" Germota wild showered them with grenades and other explosives from cliffs frowning over the Appian Way road lo 'Rome. At tho same ^tlme, German mortars arc spraying shells Over the -segment of the - Appian Way over which tlie e Americans must move to assau'.t '" Terrnclna. At the same time, other 'American forces, toiling up'the'moun- tains above Terraclna,'have;seized a village and six commanding peaks. They now are threatening to take the town' from Its northern back door. Inland, the German defense line Is crumbling further. Tlie Na^l DNB News Agency admits that the Germans have evacuated Pico, the middle hinge of the dcfcnsg belt angling up through Ihe mountains from Terraclna • to the Mount Cairo sector. That's the first N«:t\; acknowledgement' of "a- major rbyorse s|nce German Marshal Kcssclrlng'braced for a door-die stRlld. , " Elsewrierp, the Germans are resisting fiercely with forces aui- — merited by stripping down the gar- '' rlron divisions in Ihe north. However, front reports say the Eighth Army has driven a wedge Into tho northern stretch of the enemy defense line—possibly somewhere a In the Llrl Valley. peeper inland, Polish forces aro reported closing in on Pledemont it from three sides. On the Eighth Army front, an official spokesman says Eighth Army troops have suffered rome < casualties from at mines—possibly Indicating an act- vance along the east coast. New York Cotton open mgh low close prcV Men. .•>. 1944 '1951 1944 1945 1943 May . 1933 1929 1922 1923 1920 July . 206S 2072 2065 Z068 2064 Oct. . 1992 1993 1992 1993 199 L Pec. . 1968 1973 1B68 1968 1966 Penguins fight by using 1 their bcnka as swords and tholf flippers as clubs. >'

What members have found on this page

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 8,800+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free