The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 2, 1944 · Page 1
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Say* It fc <o • — r - — t . oivrj WBMrWWT* BUTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ™ **»"*""• WWBPAMB 0» NORTHKAgT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MW8ODM » » K^ • /v" foV* 1-> » * < > S UQ, ARKANSAS, KHIDAY, JUNK 2, J9.M U. S. FORCES CRUSH NAZI ROME SINGLE COriES FIVE CENTS;!?' Iron Hand 0! WMC To Control Workers; More Power For WLB The VViir Manpower Commission will Inkc over control ot employment; of industrial mule workers 17 vear.s -mil over sometime between now and July 1. ._ War Manpower Commissioner Mi;Null says the move is necessary to chnnnel all available male fobo/in the nation to jobs ot greatest production urgency Briefly, (he plan mi-aiis that all t employers except fiirmcr.s. will l» Nash Makes Plea For Scrap Paper required lo hire-only those male workers referred to them by Hie War Manpower Commission's Employment Service or through commission-approved channels. However, the plan would vnry in strictness according to local needs. Stern Itute Ahead Actually, the program is an extension throughout the nation of i»t voluntary systems now opcrfilini; in f labor shortage areas. But WMC officials say employers '.v'ro refused to cooperate would find hiring difficulties in the way. In addition to the essence of the plan—referred to officially as priority referral—these steps also are included: Setting employment ceilings, or maximum number of men 'who may be employed in certain later shortage areas. . . Establishment of manpower priority committees in those areas. . . Stc|)j)ed-up recruiting Ijy the United States Employment Service so that men may ue transferred from labor surplus areas to those requiring more labor. McNutt said that as far as possible, workers and employers will bt given maximum freedom in choice of jobs or employees. Another important labor ruling today—this one by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia—holds that federal courts dp not have tlie jurisdiction lo review orders of the War Labor Board. - _ •; •'.->.• • More rowel 1 For WLB > -V : The riiling supports the rcceuf. : contention" "of Attorney ; General' Diddle during the Montgomery ward case. In justifying government seizure of Ward's, Biddle said WLB orders cannot be reviewed by federal courts. The decision affirmed dismissal by f, the Federal District Court of a com~ plaint brought by New England trucking firms seeking to set aside a WLB ruling on wages and hours. Back in Washington, President Roosevelt revealed today that this country hns produced 175,000 planes In the last three years, sending 33 000 to Allied nations. The President timed his disclosure to coincide with House committee approval of an appropriation of sonic $4,000,000,000 for foreign economic operations during the coming year. The bill carried $3000,000,000 for lend-Iease. and a first contribution to the United Nations relief and rehabilitation administration of $450,000,000. The recommendation was reported to the House for Immediate consideration. Army Camps For Refugees Coincident with approval of the bill, the committee released testimony by Foreign Economic Administrator Leo Crowley on a new for lend-Iease. Crowley said .that Soviet industrial centers knock. c<l out of the war by Nazi armies '^p: since expelled, will bu restored to ' war production with lend-lease assistance. President Roosevelt also touched on the government-financed pipeline to tap Arabian oil at this news conference. He s:dd the whole project has become uncertain after conferences with the British, but has not been abandoned. The President also said the government is considering the possibility of using imncedcd Army camps to house foreign refugees in this country for the duration. The joint congressional economy committee today accused the federal government of failing to make conscientious efforts lo conserve on automobiles and gasoline. The committee charged that savings thus far \vcre neither substantial nor impressive in comparison with the sacrifices of ordinary citizens. Livestock ST. LOUIS, June 2 (UP)—Hogs 5.000. Salable 4500. Holdovers 12.- WO. Top 13.10, 180-27 Ibs 13.70, 140170 Ibs 11.10-12.50. son-s 11. Gallic 1,600. salable 500. Cnivcs SOO. All salable. Cows ff.75-11.25; canners and cutters 6.75-9.50, slaughter steers 11.75-17, slaughter heifers 10-16.25, stocker and feeder .^steers S.75-M. New York Cotton open high low close Mar. . 1082 1982 1974 1979 1981 Mny . 1951 19">1 1953 1958 I960 July . 2099 2099 2060 2092 209t> Oct. . 2037 2037 2025 2029 2034 Dec. . 2003 2009 1999 2002 2008 Chicago Wheat . open high low close July . 102% 16251 161^1 161'4 1631', Sept.. I61« 161TS I60W 160;4 18214 10,000 Pound Goal Set For Collection By Scouts Tomorrow "Waste paper is in the thick of the fight, ogi all battle fnmls, every day of the war," L. a. Nash, chairman of the Salvage Committee, said today. "Five Ions of this vital scrap to be used by Ugiitcd Nations in their war against the tyrants, is badly needed from Blytheville housewives this week," he added. j "Blytheville and Mississippi county people have always met llielr quotas in various drives, but somehow they do not seem to realizc'the dire need for such an unronmntlc item as scrap paper," Mr. Nash said. With each housewife placing her waste paper on the curb so that it may be picked up hy the Boy Scouts tomorrow, Blytheville will meet the 10,000 pound go.ll, Mr. Nash said as he urged the cooperation of housewives in helping supply the nation's coffers with pape:-. If the waste paper is not ylckod up, contact Mcll Brooks Jr., at telephone 2383, Mr. Nash said. Farmers arc requested to bring their paper to Joseph's Tin Shop, Railroad "street and Clrickasawba. 2 Fliers Escape' •Serious Injury In Piane Crash Two Blytheville Army Air Field fliers escaped serious injury yesterday when their twin engine training ship fell shortly after taking off from the Luxora Auxiliary Field an a routine training night. Second Lieut. Andrew Chaplinsky of Falrfield, Conn., "student officer of Class 44-G, and Second Lieut Charles W. Masur of Kansas City, instructor, received scratches and bruises in the crash which occurred about 10:20 o'clock yesterday morning. They were taken to the BAAF hospital for emergency treatment, but were dismissed soon afterward. According to Commanding Officer Kurt. M. Landon, the ship had gained an altitude of only a few feet when engine trouble developed and the motor cut out. The plane fell to the ground and skidded across the field and Highway 61, and crashed in a ditch on the cast side of the highway. The plane was considerably damaged. De Valera's Party Gains Majority In Irish Vote DUBLIN, June 2. (UP)—Flnnl returns in the Irish general election give Prime Minister DC Valera's Fianna Fail party a majority of 14. Representation In the new parliament Is as follows: Fianna Fail 76; Fine Gael 30; Farmers 9; Labor 8; National Labor 4; and Independents 11. At the last general election, De Valera's party received 67 ull;m seats against 32 for Fine Gael, IT caught for labor, 9 for Farmers and 13 for " Independents. 4 Jap Columns Closing In On City Of Changsha Reinforcements Moving To Front On Biak Island The nppctir to bo throwing everything they have into mi orfciislve lo drive Chinese nnnies from eastern China, A late communique from Chung- king says four strong enemy col- Minns are closing In from Hie north lor n direct assault on Chnngslm and Changteh, in the nice Bowl cea. Other enemy troops—some 90,000 are siiid lo be massing nromul Canton for a co-ordinated drive on the strongholds from the EOlllh. The two cities straddle the main railway lines leading from Canton to Hankow and other points In northern nnri central China. Military spokesmen say major battles for the cities are Imminent. Twin Drive On Cli:iii£sli<i Here's the way the situation shapes up. Advanced Jap units moving down from tho. .southern and eastern shores of Tung-Ting Lake have driven to within 30 miles of changsha. Two other enemy columns—fanning out along the west, shore—are about the same distance from changtoh. Sonic •lO.OOO Japanese veterans are said to be spearheading the twin drive. And another 150,000 men arc believed moving down from Hankow lo support the offensive. Simultaneously, a spokesman says. 20,000 Jap reinforcements landed at Hong Kong lust Thursday to join the 70,000 troops nl- ready massed at Canton. 'The southern army,, including many picked units from Manchurln, arc understood to have assembled 350 tanks for the big push.' One. Chungking spokesman says the enemy Is .trying to-consomlntc h's tooth old. on the mainland to offset setbacks in the Pacific. That might well be true. For Admiral NImitz tells of punishing new raids on enemy-hehl bland positions. The latest series of attacks by American Eleventh Alr- force bombers hit 'Guam, l-.-uk, Wake and Ponape. In making the announcement, Nimitz says there was a surprising lack of opposition as our big fotir- englned Liberators struck nt the huge triangle formed by the Marshall, the Carolines and the Marianas. The Army heavyweights opened the assault during daylight hours Sunday by bombing the former United States naval station at Guam. This marked the third land- based attack on the island. Truk, 'Wake and Ponape came under the Yank bombsiglit s on Tuesday. All of our planes returned to base. Allied land offensives In the Southwest Pacific aiso are going well. General MacArthur announces that American reinforcements already have moved up to the front, on Biak^ Island, off the coast of New Guinea. Their job is cut out for them. Along with the original, invaders of lilak, they will try to break enemy resistance on the approaches to Mokmer airdrome—one of three island airfields within bombing range of the Philippines. To the cast, a new leap-frog landing was made on Bougainville, in the northern Solomons. The new toehold is about 12-milcs south' of our first beachhead at Torok- kina. LANSING, Mich. (UP)-IIarry C. Isanhart. 48, Lansing, will probably biiv his next bouu.uet ol flowers from a florist and won't try to filch them from a public park. Police <,..- Isanhart carrying flowers from a Lansing park and It cost Mima $10 fine In municipal court. AN EDITOR1AI Scrap Paper Vitally Needed To Aid War Effort The United Stales Department of Commerce has Jtisl released results of an inventory survey of waste paper lying jclle in basements and attics of American households and farms. irr>-,!!!'* stu , dy iluiicatcs that i» April there were 150,102 pounds in Blytheville, households based on the average of 40.1 pounds per family. Surrounding farms have approximately 57.6 pounds of waste paper per family. This proves that although waste paper is the number one critical war material there is plenty still to be had in Blytheville and Mississippi county. Collections throughout the nation are increasing This is in sharp contrast with Blytheville and Arkansas, as both our .city and our state have consistently failed to meet their quotas. Tomorrow is collection day in Blytheville. Bundle your waste paper tonight and send it off to war by placing it on your curb tomorrow morning. It might save the life of someone's son vour son I Today's War Map Ynnksa Way at re (iftcen mile from Rome in acimmo drive, poiimllng Cnsnllim Vclmontonc to sever German retreat, route, lliliish bung awiiy nt Aprlllit. (NEA Map.) Late Bulletins ' LONDON. Jimo 2 (UI-) — ; I'"l'e 1'ius, sjiciikhic aualnst a background of ilistiinl j-nnflrc,- sai,i this morning thut Koine .Is' facing one of Ihc gravest mo- incnts In its history. « c called (in (he bplllccrcnls to nave li'j fnom battle. The speech was directed to Hie college of Cardinals on Ihc Feast Day of SI. Kueenlo. II was broadcast by ih c Vatican radio. . LONDON, June 2^JUP)_ Ex'- plosion of a Iiomb-fa'acn- iraln killed one person, Injured a dnzcn others and caused widespread damage In the 'small market Iowa of East Anglla early today. ., The locomodvc fireman killed when (be blast Mew a <rain off the tracks and scl it afliw. The explosion also wrecked the railway station, flattened several buildings, set fire lo the eas works anil ripped' Ihe roofs off a number of houses. ST. LOUIS, June Z (UP)" — The Public Service Company's 3500 streetcar anil bus operators voted io return to woilt Intlay after a 35 hour genera! trans- porlallon strike. To Form Cattle Breeders Ass'n Local Breeders To Attend Siloam Springs Meeting North Mississippi County breeders of registered Hereford cattle who will attend an organization meeting to set up the Arkansas Cattle Breeders Association are Fred Flccman, C. H. Whistle. J. C. Buchanan, and Keith Bilbrcy. Plans recently were completed for the all-day meeting of Hereford .cattle breeders in Arkansas to be held on the Klngford Farms near Siloam Springs June 15. The proposed association would sponsor field days, shows and sales and would promote an educational program among Hereford cattle breeders. The morning session will be devoted to type discussions, led by B. M. Anderson, nssistnnt. secretary of the American Hereford Cattle Breeders Association, and lo judging of two classes of bulls and three classes of cows. H. R. Kinder, secretary of the American Association, will assist with plans in the afternoon. County Health Office How In New Quarters The • Mississippi County Health Office today moved Into new niiar- ters, the former KLCN building on Railroad and Chickasawba. Recently redecorated, the house has four rooms, which will serve as reception rooms, office of the nurse and sanitation officer, director's office, treatment room, and the house also boasts storage space. For the past 18 years the health Office was located In the court house, the unit moving there In 1926 when Dr. A. M. Wnshburn was county health director. io Hold Norris Services Sunday Simple Rites At Elmwood Cemetery . For Editor's Father Burial services tor Jnmcs uoii- nelt, Norrls, fnlhcr of Sniiiiiel F Norrls. 'yjill be held Sunilay aftcr- V-ooiv.' rit Vtelinwbod Cemetery "ivjlh 'the funeral., cortege to leave frorr Cobb Funeral Hogne M 2:30 o'clock Thc licv, Harvey T. KIdd, pn.stor of First Presbyterian Church, will conduct the rites. Pallbearers will be Harry W Hatnes, Edgar Boruin, Pat O'Bry- anl, P. E. Blnckf James Qalcns ant! c. L. Smlln ot Leachvlllc. Body of Mr. Norrls, who died Tibsilny mornhig nt Osceoln Ilo'.s- pitnl In Kisslmmce, Fla., of n heart nllment. 'win be nccompnulcd here tonight by his only son, who reached his bedside Sunday, and other members of the faintly. They will. be joined by other out ol town pcopl c expected Saturday and Sunday morning. The brief .service here will follow riles held Wednesday afternoon In Klsslnnncc where Mr. 'and Mrs. Norrls and family liiwc lived for the irast three years. Second Poison Gas Accident In Brooklyn NEW YORK. June 2 (UP)—A poison gas accident hns developed In Brooklyn for the second day In n row. Carbon monoxide fumes overcame more than 20 persons working In the hold of a freighter' at the foot or Fulton Street. Ambulances and emergency equipment have been rushed to the scene anj 10 persons have been taken to hospitals. Many persons still are under treatment for effects of the chlorine gas accident yesterday. There's no Indication as yet as to tlie seriousness of the new casualties. Meantime hospitals are cintlmi- ing to treat -ncnrly 200 of (he 1000 peg-sons overcome by the chlorjjie gas. Bigt only one case K considered critical, while 31 are listed as serious. The district attorney's office Is ve.sllRalligR the accident, and both the truck driver and owner have been arrested for transport- Ing chlorine without a license. New York Stocks Chicago Rye July . Sept,. 112 high low close 112ft 103'?! 109"« I1IK 112I& A T & T jr-i Amcr Tobacco 57 5-8 25 87 117 36 Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward 45 N Y Central is Int Harvester 74 North Am Aviation 7 Republic Steel 17 Uadto 9 Socony Vacuum 13 Sludcbakcr 17 Standard of !^ J 55 Texas Corp ,jg Packard .1 U 3 Steel ,. 52 iniiss- army TOHAY'B WAK ANAI.Y81R Nazis Trying To Keep Reds Off Balance i i Hj JAMKS United J-rcM Stuff Wrl(«r ' History Is about io rciiont it.selt 111 lill.V,i,'l. Once iigiiln, thi! ciennans have ntnital nn offensive which Iho Hu.wlinis will finish. Nuzl miiKJiiMl mills are haninifrhij; frume.ssly at Bovk-l lines north of Insl In Ho- ninnlii just as the Kcil army ,Ls mussing for attack. Uxnclly one yeitr nun, the two Bi'ral armli's were poised us they an: tddny. Up lo |h«t point, Hit' wiir liml olwcrvcd coitiiln rules The Germans traditionally attacked In summer, the Hnslans In white!', it was Germany's turn llrur Strikes ll:u-k Finally, Ihc NII-/.IK broke Iho omlnmis silence with a summer ns.wiM.ll nt Kursk, Musslim lines bowcil, but hold, The dcrhlun drive petered out, nml the lied iinny broke tho rules by snatching the .<iilllnlh'c mid launching Its first full-scale summer offensive. Summer became mi(iumi, then winter, then spring, and .still the offensive rolled, Finally, \\ year later and hundreds ol miles cast, the two great armies pmi.s6il'ngnln, Hy this time, the war hnil left southern Russia and cnlerwl the Ilnlkiins. Clrcnl Krltlsh nml American fog-ce.s In tlui west were cd for im'iislon, 'llic lied knew that one more .summer drive might Ire nil tlml was needed before Allied victory. Germany knew It, too. That's why It now is throwing one costlv iilinck ivftor another at Russian lines near last, trying at nil costs lo unbalance the Soviet army, try- liw lo iirevoDl It from keeping a date with Ihc invasion. An offeggslvc Is a delicate opera- lion. Troop movements must bo screened, large armies mussed In key areas, w^ille Ihlnncd-oul forccK garrison other segments of' tho front, The Germans expect the lied army to hurl Us weight Into" the 100-gnllc-wldc gap between the Chrpalhlnn Mountains and tho Pi l|jel ninrshea. Ueyond lie tlie Gulatlan oil fields, Warsaw and— 000 miles west—Berlin. Hence, tlie Germims aro attacking In the south, hoping lo draw Russian forces away from the center and prevent thc Red army from launching Us offensive on schedule, Germany picked an area whore Soviet . commnniciitl.Mns jire poor since Romanian roads ami rail line.'; Inrgcly run north nnd south. Great I)rnm:i Starts Soon Tlie Germans obviously are try- Ing lo beat Russia to the punch. Hill the Nazi punch Is weak, So far Ihe ilrlvh; hns made no serious dent In Soviet lines. It's hardly likely !Uwsla will fall lo keep Its end of the bargain and drive home n powerful blow as the Allies step ashore In thc west. Russia, cvcii though It's faced by two-thirds of the Wermacht, now has a powerful striking force lo hammer mil this blow. In the south arc iirmliui under Komw, Mallnovsky and Xhuknv. In thc center armies under Rokossovsky nnrt Bagramlan. In the north, armies nnrtpr Govorov, Popov and Merctskoy..Also nvnllnblo arc forces lies!) from cleaning out the Crimea, under Tolbtikhln nnd Ycrcmenko. Russia had Its liaguls full preparing for thc coming offensive. Behind Us armies lay a 1000-mile belt of destruction. Bridges and roads had to be re-built, men and machines rc-filtal and rested, rnli- roatls changed from the standard European 4-fool, 8-inch gauge to Ihe Russian 5-fool. Unt now thc uneasy Intermission Is almost over. The ground, long wnMictl by spring floods, Is dry straight north lo Ihe Baltic. The steel .spring Is fully colled, ready lo lash out at thc Germans. There arc nil .sorts of possibilities.' Battle For Velletri In Streets; Rome Struggle Kear II) United 1'rcss '',\ IHJUJiTIN V Al,l,n:i> HKAWlUAllThKs, N .plct -American troop* have c»j>-7t luinl Vi'lh'frl loilny. i , i**, Tlic Alllfs also rniilurril Valmtmlmic, Kcrcnllno and Veroll. ,t Amcnrim fni'tc.s Imvu cntckctl Uic two iinchors of the lO-milo (,ei'i»ai) line Ix-fore Home. '• , One Amci-ii'Hii column hii.s biokeu into -Velletri, the wuslni'ii anchor of Iho Cennuu line, and now is engaged in iliiilf lor Uic ruined Appian \ynv stronghold: The liorco .strutil . Arkansas Briefs MTTl.i; H<H;K.—The •!•'. H. I, (oiluy annumiml the iiiiiiu-s nf IM) rccKlrunls who arc ih'lliiipicnl with their Selcdive Snrvlre liiiiirds, The list ludmlrd seven rrsls- Ininls (lrllri(|iii-iil from Mlsslssljjiil (taunly mid hvo from (/'nilj;lirail dimity. 'I'lmsi! ilclln.'i'.HT.t f r()! ii juixsls- M|wl Cinnily draft linurits arc: (iiwrgn. l,fe llrau-li, Ncfini, ,,f Illylhevllle; Illlflls Cllmi-r of'Ma- nila! l-Vnnk (Jlurk I.ucus, N'usni, "f Osreuln; Tuinniy 1'rliir, Ncuro, ot Miinllii) .fiilm Wiwlcy Ulioih's, Nc- Kro, (t( Kelscr; (,'nrl•StuUits, Ndurn, uf Wilson, nml .liihn Wllsnn uf Itlylhevlllo. l)clltii|iicnl ' fnnii C'ritlijlieiiil County uru Charles Wllkntl of Hiiy, nml Ailliur Carl Myurs of .loncslmrii. JONKHHOliO. —A 28'. yc.'i'r-oM llbirk Hock wiimiiu, Mrs. I'cld, illeii lust tiljflit In n .loni-sliiiiii lius|i!t;il from burns. Slic mis fnlnlly liiinlcd when her conk stove i'\|)lri[lcd us .shr. [iniircil kerosene im live cnnls. The housu wan destroyed hy tbc lire. \ WALNUT llliKJK.i-Tlic Army Ims Mcnliliul u-ii Wuhuil Itliiso Air Ililsi! pilots who were kllleil yoslcrduy ivlicn Ihelr [ilaim e.v- nlnilcd near lining, Ark. They wcro Second Went. liiiurcuc« I,. Helton nf 'rimherlnnil, N, 0,, and Second Lieut. Barln H. Iluy Jr., of Alhnta. fyrard Guest Speaker At Rotary Club Yesterday Marcus Evrard was uuosl speaker At, the rcoular weekly luncheon meeting of the Holary Olnb yesterday nl Hotel Noljle, when'ho chose ns his topic, "rinporlnnl Issues of the Coming Election." Mr. Evrard stated that In his mind Hie most Imiiorliint Issue was "when American people will regain freedom." The demand for cluinecs In the Dresenl Kovernmeiit mtisl be expressed hy selecting those who administer the affairs of stntc—tliosc selected must lie pledged lo this cud, Mr. KvranI Quests nt Ihc luncheon In addition lo MI\ I'lvrard, were J. M. Thognason of Lllllo Rock, dcrnld RolKion of Osccoln. und Jiimnlc Kent, Ilotarlan of Osccola. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly clay and Saturday. cloudy Frt- Tho Soviets may dg-lvo for Ihe Onlati Gap ctganncllng Into Uu- innnln lo pin Haw nAxIs forces there while the number one push moves across the plains of Poland. There the Russians, after enveloping Uvow, would fiiui ' themselves on the road lo the Slllslnn corner of Germany proper. Annies In the north, meanwhile, mny help things along with a westward reach fo,j the Baltic. At any minute i>oiv n nusstnn officer will glance at Ills watch, blow a whistle, and great drama will unfold. the S/7ver Star, Highest Army Award, Given Blytheville Boy One of the highest honors the Army bestows on Ite fighting men, the Silver Star, has been awarded Corp. James B. Anderson Jr.. who became the second known Mississippi countlan to receive the medal. Scrgt. William H. Nichols of Kelser was the first man from this section to wear the Silver Star, which Is awarded for gallanlry In action. Corporal Anderson of the U. S. Army Medical Department, Is the .wn of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Anderson Sr.. of 621 Lumeratc street. He received the medal and citation by direction of the president for gallantry In action at Rossum Village, the Admiralty "White sfcrv- Mamis Island In Group March 20. The citation reads: Ing at an aid station in support flf attacking troops. Corporal Anderson learned that In the intensity of the fire fight wounded men had not been treated or evacuated. Without hesitation and entirely on his own volition, he left Ihe comparative safety of the aid station, advanced to forward positions occupied by our troops, and observing a wounded soldier lying between the advanced elements of our lines and the enemy positions, crawled forward through Intense enemy fire to reach the wounded man, provide first and then removed Hid measures, him to safety. His heroism In going to the aid of the wounded Is worthy of the highest traditions of the Medtcal Service and his disregard of danger and devotion to the (deals of his service were an inspiration to the troops," Corporal Anderson, 23. has been In the Army almost three years. Prior to his enlistment he was employed at Cecil Lowe's Grocery. The hero's brother, John 1>. Anderson, Is also in the service. Now stationed at Camp standing, Fla., he served 31 months In Alaska with Company M, ruvoali other special communique which" this ako discloses that an- American column has broken nci'Ob-i the Via Caslllna In the "Vjjl- iiioiitono'nrtn volmontone lOmllei norllicnii of Vclletrl, U the Inland anchor of the Nazi line running through tho Alban Hllh *" I'ol'cd To lilt Rome 'T tiy blocking th 0 via Cnslllna, the American* may trap enemy reni- imnts fRlllgiii hack along the highway from Ffrcnllho, 19 miles do^h Ihe lond to the southeast At lafcf Mt tupoils Feronllno »as under attack by Canadian units of the Eighth Armj An" 1 Algiers broadcnit reports V.HIIOUI confirmation tlidt ihc Canadians hnve captured Per- enllno \ % Now, the Alllei arc poised for an advance down the 23-mile homo stretch of Ihe Via Ciislllna from vairnonlone lo, Rome, Such nn advance would skirt the flank ot the German lino In the Alban Hills " By breaking Into Vclletrl, the Allies iniij. be preparing to circle the othci extremity of tho lino at the sniiic time However, O th er elements nf the Tilth Army alrtady have broken ncrais the llrte between hcse Uo towns, 'and have established thcmiclvcs on Mt Artcmised As the comiiiunltiuc says ,.., "This constitutes a penetration of. 'the enemy defense system on the Valrnonlono-Velletrl line " Tllh force noW? (wo Wiles norlti- enst of Vclletrl, Is. preparing to storm MU Delia Paeta, the last height be(6rc Rome itself The fa'r sloiw; of this mountain descend to the Campapna plain and Rome, If) captuio would by-pass both She A\l plan Wav stronghold of Albano and nearby Cnstel Onmlolfo, site of th« Pope's summer home. A Prisoners Sorry tot 'TJ Tho Germans arc resisting strongly betncen Vellelrl and t!«S const. Since thh flat coastal area sklrte Ihe Albnn IJIlla, they expected (life Allici lo llirow their main weight ngnlnst H. throwing Instead, thfe Allies lire their main , weight straight across the Alban Hills United Press War Correspondent Reynolds Packard Has "filed a dramatic picture' of /u'hiert ,Vollelrl Packard cables ', ,,', ,. ,,„ "As I enter the town I step over the bodies of German sniper* T<(|> were left behind^ ),o, harass",[he Fifth Army advance ' There "rias been n bitter last-ditch light here and the signs of It arc everywhere:" German prisoners—about. 100 of them—are a sorry looking lot. Packard says -they .arc .sloppily dressed and undernourished. But hero and there are nattily-dressed captives, members of the crack Herman CJoering Division hastily brought down from the north. Packard says the: hodge-podge of prisoners shows that .the Germans drew on till, possible reserves, for this scplor. There .are soldiers from •15 different companies and six •i^n- aralc divlstoixs among cherny lro|»s that fell into Allied ;hands around the town., , . .•.-.'',' ...,,< 3000 Planes Hit Europe' ••- •, Ajj Allied armies continued to press forward In Italy, Alltcci "planes • In Italy-rose again to join wltji aircraft from Britain In a joint blow at Eurojic, • • ' •: • Up to 3000 Flying Fortresses, Liberators Mid flshlers lash'ed out from Britain and Italy today. Some 1000 heavy bombers from Britain, with SCO-plane escort, hit the Pas DC calali area of coastal France. The derrnn Air Force was absent, mid some formations said they didn't even run Into anti-aircraft fire. All the American, planes r,i- turncd safely. A strong force Of British-based American Marauder medium bombers also'was out'over the continent today, but Its target hasn't yet been announced. ."; From Italy, nearly. 750 heavy bombers, escorted by an equal nurX ber of fighters, smashed at 'communications centers .In . Hungary and the Transylvania border .recion of Hungary and Romania. Five targets were struck, 'all totd, by th c Italy-based planes — three In Hungary and two'tri Transylvania. "Good resulU'''Were rtporled in the Nanles 'announcement' of the attack. First reports Ihdlcate'd that no fight&r, oppisitlon was encountered and that anti-aircraft fire was light, •'.••.' . - ... : :.- ' ..••. N. 0,' Cotton •Mar. . 1984 Ufay , 1962 July . 2113 Oct. . 2035 Dec. . 2012 1D85 1964 2113 2036 1977 1981 1084 1956 195Sb 1963b 2103 2106 2113 2025 5028 2033; 2001 2005 2012

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