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Friday, June 11, 1943
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, if IT'S PATRIOTIC TO KEEP WELL Read Dr. Thomas D. Masters' health feature, appearing dally on the editorial page of the Times-News. WAR BULLETIN LONDON, June 11 (U.f The Ankara radio reported without immediate confirmation from any other source that the allies began fresh attacks against Lamped usa this afternoon. A Regional Newspaper Serving Nine Irrigated Idaho Counties VOL. 26, NO. 49 Official City and County Newspaper TWIN FALLS, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1943 Itember of Audit Bureau of Circulation Aaawlatad Praaa and United I'reu PRICE 5 CENTS w I II I j irk re j L t 0) i I I r nl M -''aaB ''aWaW fMWWM J t Jf ,-aSJfct- i H4 fcrmifiiriM iwj iHaMkWMl lugpgj fcum-iiKiasfcj WMaWat , Mism ImhmI Anas Iahks4 Lru Q Q Zoot Suit Riots International i -f .1 A (.J S f M - r 'Razor Girls' Pick up .Zooters' Hoodlumism LOS ANGELES, June 11 (U.R IVlaj. Gen, Maxwell Murray, commanding the southern California sector of the western defense com mand, today promised . swift pun ishment to all military personnel found guilty of street fighting with soot-suited hoodlums, By WILLIAM C. PAYETTE LOS ANGELES, June 11 packing razors in the tops of a 1 . 1 1 1 1 . tneir disck mesn stockings took up street fighting where . tneir male zoot-suit counter parts were being forced to droD it. Garbed entirely in midnight black, with an above-the-knee version of the hobble skirt, they grandiosely vowed to carry the battle against servicemen and police "until one side or the other is wiped out." Three of them attacked a waitress coming out of a downtown tunnel, knocked her down, and slashed her with a razor. Her assailants fled when an unidentified man ran to her aid. The victim, Miss Betty Morgan, 22, bore several cuts and was bleeding profusely. Taken to emergency hospital, she was hysterical. There was no apparent reason for the attack. The cholitas, auxiliaries of the zoot-suit gangs which for months have made walks of dimly lighted streets a risky affair, stoutly insisted they would not be diverted. Although service men have been ripping the zoot clothing from the male mobsters, such treatment of the female branch presented a problem. "Nobody Is going to take my outfit off me," a chollta advised police. Previously taken in custody was a young woman who carried a pair of brass knuckles, and police said, (Continued a Pat S, Coluaa I) .4 " I i V If . IT " TT 8"w 'Bkwv.. - 3 1 r By United Press Radio Tokyo Thursday seized upon the1 Los Angeles disorders between service men and zoot-suited young east side gangsters to criticize U. S. armed forces. Tokyo, heard by the United Press at San Francisco, blamed the soldiers and sailors for the demonstrations. "The fighting started," Tokyo said, ''when a group of gangsters beat up several soldiers and sailors for behaving in a loudly manner In all the public places." The broadcast said: "The ruffian like behavior of the American doughboys and sailors Is so well known that It has almost become a tradition In the American armed forces. "This unruly behavior was well exemplified in Los Angeles on Wednesday when a few hundred sailors and soldiers engaged in a common street brawl, "To take revenge, the armed forces mobilized hundreds of their men and engaged in a miniature battle with the civilians. Police intervention meant nothing to these troops who severely wounded several of their rivals. "The fact that, a few innocent Mexican bystanders were injured in the fighting has aroused the Indignation of the Mexican community". Sought in Holdup SALT. LAKE CITY, June 11 UI.R) A city-wide search for. Edward (Skinny) Meyers. 39. was underwav here today by the police department followlne his alWprt as rum cash and jewelry holdup of a Salt Lake residence yesterday morning. Myers, who escaped May 18 from the Utah state prison, gained entrance to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Hampton by posing as a tel-Dhone comcanv reDairman and re. questing permission to fix their phone. v ' t I I Problem Now ' J J Rioting between zoot-suit hoodlums and servicemen in southern California assumed proportions of an international matter Friday as Japan seized on the affair for propaganda broadcasts attacking American soldiers and sailors. Mexico has received official reports from its consul, since many of the zooters are Mexicans. Top photo shows servicemen, incensed at beatings given soldiers, sailors and their girl friends, holding up "souvenirs" torn from fleeing zoot-sulters. At left, Los Angeles jail cell jammed with zooters, mostly Mexicans, corallcd by the servicemen. A poultry black market Is operating in the Twin Falls area, it was said Friday by Carl N. Anderson, chief clerk of the ration board, who warned farmers that they risk stiff penalties by accepting fancy prices from out-of-state buyers who are "raiding the local poultry supply." "Purchasers on the black market are buyers from California, Nevada and possibly other states who approach the farmer directly and offer him above-celling prices for his poultry," said Anderson. "Already this has made it difficult for cafes and other local buyers to obtain poultry, and the situation promises to become more serious unless It is corrected soon." Anderson said he thought many farmers were unwitting participants in the black market through failure to understand that poultry Is not included In the farmer's $75 exemption from OPA regulations in the sale of his own products. "Poultry is covered by a different order," declared Anderson. "The farmer selling poultry is prohibited from receiving more than the ceiling price, and he is required to keep a record of each transaction. Failure to comply with this rule makes him liable to OPA penalties." The highest price a farmer may receive for live broilers and fryers under the OPA price ceiling schedule, Anderson said, is 28.3 cents a pound. It has been officially reported that out-of-state buyers are paying as high as 40 cents a pound (Continued an Para 2, Column 4) U. S. Recognizes Argentine Regime BUENOS AIRES, June 11 (9 The United States and Great Britain today recognized Argentina's new provisional government, set up under the presidency of Gen. Pedro Ramirez after a revolt a week ago today. Their actions followed by a day recognitions extended by Germany and Italy, with which Argentina still maintains diplomatic relations, the only western hemisphere nation doing so. In a move hitting squarely at axis embassies here, however, and implementing its promise of coopera tion with other American republics, the Argentine government banned use of all code messages in international radio communications. The sweeping decrees, announced last night, automatically suspended permission given German, Italian an Japanese embassies last December to transmit a dally quota of 100 words in code and cuts off the last obvious means for the axis representatives to send secret data home. The order applies equally to all nations, but cable transmission remains open to all except the axis. Cable facilities have long been denied to the axis, since they are in the hands of United Nations companies. it K S , I if-0 POULTRY BLACK MARKET FLARES Hi isennower iroops bwarm Ashore mmm asks I I1LUIUUMI J1UMU r T-r- n ITALY TO THROW Dj OUT MUSSOLINI rTx WASHINGTON, June 11 (U.R) President Roosevelt today expressed high satisfaction over the surrender of Pantelleria and issued strongly-worded advice to the people of Italy that once their fascist leaders are overthrown they will be given free choice of a new government. Shortly after being advised by Qen. Dwight D. Eisenhower of Pan-telleria's surrender, the President told a press conference he thought It was an opportune moment to speak directly to the Italian people through the newspapers and the radio.. "Traitorous" Mussolini Mr. Roosevelt reminded the people of Italy that the effect of the allied campaign against Italy was the perfectly logical and inevitable result of the ruthless, traitorious course followed by Benito Mussolini. Mussolini, the President said, has betrayed his own country in a struggle for personal power and aggrandizement. The President said the warlike acts of Italy were not those of the Italian people, but those of Mussolini's personal and German-dominated fascist regime. Harking back to his "stab in tfte back" speech, when Italy made an unprovoked declaration of war against France, Mr. Roosevelt said the United Nations had no choice but to prosecute the war against Italy until complete victory Is won. Hope for Freedom Then he held out to the Italian people the hope of a government free of any German domination or fascism. When the German domination of Italy has ended, he said, the United Nations could well assure the Italian people of their opportunity to pick a non-fascist government of their own choosing. He expressed a hope in behalf of (Continued an Pan I, Column 4) ANTI-STRIKE BILL E WASHINGTON, June 11 (U.R) The house today adopted a drastic anti-strike bill which, if enacted, would make it legally possible to send John L. Lewis to jail In event of another coal strike. It approved the senate-house conference agreement on legislation aimed primarily at the coal dispute but broad enough to prevent or delay strikes in all war plants. The vote was announced as 219 to 129. The action places the bill in position for final congressional action in the senate late today or early next week. Its enactment, however, depends on presidential approval. Opponents of the bill hope that Mr. Roosevelt will veto it. The measure would back up with specific authority President Roosevelt's action in seizing the coal mines. Any one who encourages or aids a strike In a government-seized mine or war plant would be liable to a $5,000 fine or one year's Imprisonment or both. This is the provis-slon that could be applied to Lewis and other coal strike leaders. Slayer of Three Babies Convicted DENVER. June 11 JPi A dktrirt court jury, after deliberating nearly 13 hours, today found 23-year-old Bernlce Williams guilty of second degree murder in the drowning of one of three Infants born to her out or wedlock. The dark-haired Denver woman a buyer of Infants' wear for a department store, also was convicted on a second charge concealing the birth of an illegitimate child. conviction on a second degree murder charee in Colorado carries a sentence of from 10 years to life imprisonment at the discretion nf the Judge. Mtn. Home Army Officer Missing WASHINGTON. June 11 fU.m The war deDartment tnrtav rtu. closed the names of two Idaho men wno are missing in action. They included Second Lieut. Richard U. Agulrre. Wife. Mrs. Maro-arpt. A Agulrre, Mountain Home, missing in uio sou Lowest racmc area. PASSED en Garrison Hoists White Fla On the March x Kyparusia ) : PANTELLERIA ' Nal MALTA V LAMPtDUSA V 1 ; V ! rUNISIA Mediterranean LIBYA AUied forces held their first smashing victory today in the prelude to continental Invasion as the key Italian island bastion of Pantelleria surrendered. The surrender came as a result of terrific air assault and some naval shelling without attack by ground forces. Map shows the key position of Pantelleria in relation to further aerial and possible ground assault against Sicily and continental Italy. LF WASHINGTON, June 11 (VP) A powder keg atmosphere hung over the nation's coal fields today as government fines on miners for their last walkout brought protests of a new strike. War labor board coolness toward a wage increase agreement between the United Mine Workers and a Pennsylvania group of operators contributed also to the tenseness. Interior Secretary Ickes, federal operator of the mines since May 1, ordered the fines yesterday. They follow terms of the old UMW con tract, 1 a day for each miner for each day he is off the Job without a valid reason. In this case, the UMW were away five days. The money goes to charity. Ickes pointed out that the gov ernment ordered the old contract continued when negotiations were deadlocked over UMW President John L. Lewis' demands for a $2 a day pay boosts. The union contended through spokesmen, however, that the fines were illegal because the contract had expired. Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ten nessee and Kentucky union officials warned that the government fines would be "resented" by the men. Several came out flatly with a prediction of another walkout, and Lewis summed up his opinion of Ickes' order in these words: 'An unwarranted, illegal act which takes nearly $3,000,000 worth of food from the fingers and mouths of children of the mining camps a brutal application of economic sanctions against free cit izens . . . Another step toward political tyranny in America." The men are working under a truce that expires June 20. Lewis ordered them back last Monday with that stipulation. Bodies Identified As Gowen Couple FALLON, Nev June 11 P Army authorities today established positively that Second Lieut. Raymond E. Fisher and his wife, Marion Burke Fisher, were killed and thrown In the desert 27 miles east of here while en route to California from Gowen field, Boise, Ida., where Fisher was stationed. At the same time, civil authorities pressed hot on the spreading trail of a suspect who sold the bloodstained car in Reno May 1. Sheriff R. J. Vannoy revealed a 'John Doe" warrant may be Issued late today after officers study photographs of a man who used the name of Floyd L. McKinney in sale of the Fisher car. , Vannoy said a man wearing part of an army uniform and driving the Fisher car, drove into a Fallon service station April 24 two days after the Fishers left Boise and nervously ordered some gasoline. Two enlisted men rode in the back seat, Vannoy reported. On May 1, a man drove the Fish er car into a Reno garage and sold it lor $G50. Reno Police Chief Harry Fletcher said. p. 3 1 OA IS MAY BRING 1 By DANIEL DE LUCE . ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA, June 11 (AP) Pantelleria surrendered unconditionally at 11:40 a. m. (3:40 a. m. mountain wartime) today after the most concentrated allied aerial attack of the war and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's ground forces swarmed ashore from fleet-backed assault craft 20 minutes later. The senior Italian officer on Pantelleria sent the following message to allied headquarters: "Beg to surrender through lack water." It was officially announced that the landing parties met slight resistance, due to the fact that word of the commander's surrender had not reached all points of the island, but all objectives were reached by 12:22 p. m. ' A white flag posted on Semaphore hill, 2,000 yards from the explosive-damaged harbor of Pantelleria, signaled Italy's loss of that fortified island in the Sicilian straits and the first rupture in the ring of Mediterranean outposts intended to guard southern ' Europe from invasion. AIR POWER WINS HISTORIC VICTORY ADVANCED U. S. AIR BASE, North Africa, June 11 (U.R) The axis garrison on bomb-torn Pantelleria Island ran Up a white flag and placed a white cross of surrender on the alrftald today in an unprecedented capitulation brought about almost solely by aerial power, Experts said it was the first time in history that a surrender had been forced so exclusively by aer- tal fleets, which Jiad pouutf.'d the island for 20 days. Some Naval Shelling The British navy shelled the Ital ian fortress Island six times, but the vast part of the attack was carried on by American and RAF planes of all types from Flying Fortresses to Spitfires. They never gave the enemy an hour s rest in the last phase of the onslaught. It was a victory of special im portance for Lieut. Gen. Carl An drew Spaatz, American deputy commander of allied air forces in northwest Africa, who had long advocated such triumphs through air power alone. Air Marshal Sir Arthur W. Ted der, allied air commander for the Mediterranean, is another who long has shared this viewpoint. Sky Crowded The terrific aerial bombardment reached a new peak yesterday with hundreds of allied aircraft of all types crowding the sky over Pantelleria. The traffic was so heavy that scores of bombers were forced to circle the island while waiting their turn to make their bomb runs. (Axis reports said the allies sent 1,000 planes against the fortress.) American, British, South Afrl can and other dominion air forces took part in this thundering offensive. The four-englned Flying Fortresses droned over the target In greater numbers than ever before In the north African theater. The dawn-to-dusk assault was the worst pounding the island had received. In fact, more bombs were dropped than ever before on any target the size of Pantelleria. FLASHES of LIFE By Associated Press POINTERS PHILADELPHIA, June 11 If crowds block Chestnut street again today, three 'teen-age boys had better not be found in the vicinity. Just by pointing at a parked sedan and whispering among themselves, police complained, they attracted enough curious passersby to halt traffic four times yesterday. "And I thought I knew crowds," sighed Patrolman Jim Polk. "Why, people were even saying there were snakes in the back seat of that car." GORILLAS NEW YORK, June 11 Now, it's gorillas who have to be protected from humans. The Bronx zoo has encased the gorilla house with three large windows so the simians won't catch colds from the public. SURPRISED TACOMA, Wash, June 11 Sgt. Donald Zellnsky, 23, crossing the Atlantic last year, heard a nazi news flash announce an American ship had been sunk. He was mildly surprised, because it was the ship he was aboard. ASKS PLASMA CABINET BOISE, June 11 JPy Application has been made by the Boise American Legion for a refrigerated blood and plasma cabinet to be used at a Boise hotpital for storage of blood donations. The fall of Pantelleria three years and one day after Italy entered the war was announced in a special communique. The climactic raids on Pantelleria yesterday and last night were described here as the greatest allied air attack of the war in point of bomb tonnage dropped on a target of similar size. The island, 32 square miles in area and formed by a long dead, volcano, lies 45 miles east of Cap Bon, Tunisia, about 60 miles by air south of Sicily and 220 miles by air from the toe of the Italian boot. The special headquarters communique Baid : ? "The island of Pantelleria today surrendered and is being occupied by allied forces. ft JThis .surrender Ts the.rfsult o a '"fries hi continuous avd irlkAe air bombaidmenw .-'supptlttd by'iHvrfS bombard-" ments. Two previous offers (summons) to surrender made to the commander were ignored." i A white flag was displayed on Semaphore hill in the northern part of the island, it was announced early this morning. Allies Ready To Seek out Italian Navy By HARRISON SALISBURY LONDON, June 11 (U.R Huge allied air and naval fleets that reduced bomb-blasted Pantelleria and virtually eliminated Lampedusa in the Mediterranean war theater today wedged an invasion spearhead into the outer fringe of axis European defenses and appeared ready for a major clash with the Italian navy. . As a result, the European war appears to be entering a new phase with the axis completely on the defensive as far as strategy Is concerned. Hamstrung in Russia The only front on which the Germans retain a possible hope of strategic initiative is the Russian front, and there they virtually are hamstrung by threats piling up in the west. High allied quarters emphasize that this does not mean Britain, the United States and Russia should go overboard on the optimistic side. The tasks ahead are difficult and may be made more difficult if the Germans choose to employ weapons thus far not applied, such as gas. Even in Russia, best sources believe, the Germans no longer are capable, for instance, of launching an attack serious enough to threaten Moscow about the only strategic possibility remaining for the nazl eastern armies. Sicily and Sardinia Sicily and Sardinia or both anticipated a major assault, dispatches from Madrid said, and the long-hidden fascist navy is being readied to Join the axis air forces in defense of the biggest stepping stone islands to Italy. Whether the Italian naval forces would come out and fight now that (Centime an Para I, Column I) Youth Given Life For Slaying Girl PITTSBURGH, June 11 (JP) A judge who apologized for not impos ing the death sentence sent Earl Perry, 17, to western penitentiary for life yesterday for slaying, raping and burying in the cellar of his home a four-year-old neighbor girl Theresa Williams. Judge G, Malcolm McDonald said: "I know that there are those who will say I am a coward for not im posing the death sentence. T could not stand the memory that would stay with me in the years to come if I, the sole arbitr of life or death In this case, ordered his execution. 'If ever there was a crime of horror ,this is it. I did not sleep last night because of thought about this case." O1 This information was conveyed "immediately to the commander of the allied Lampedusa Next LONDON, June 11 (-BriUsh military observers said today they expected the surrender of the Italian island of Lampedusa to follow the fall of Pantelleria. Lampedusa, 80 miles south of Pantelleria, was raided by British scouting party earlier this week. It is isolated and probably is short of provisions. forces on the African mainland and steps toward occupying the island were begun immediately. Many hundreds - of allied planes darkened the sky yes5 terday. Thirty-seven enemy fighters were shot down in combat during the attack and two others were destroyed over the Tyrrhenian sea, north of Sicily. From all operations, six allied aircraft failed to return. Dazed and Battered The capitulation of Pantelleria's dazed and battered garrison came little more than seven months after AEF landing barges grounded on the beaches of French Morocco and Algeria. The movement toward the continent gave added point to a declaration by Prime Minister Churchill in the British house of commons Tuesday: "It is evident that amphibious operations of a pecular complexity and hazard on a large scale are approaching." (The Italian high command was silent on its loss,! The regular Italian communique, broadcast from Rome and recorded by the Associated Press about 30 minutes before Pantelleria yielded, said the garrison, "although hammered by the pound of about 1,000 enemy planes, again made no reply to a further request of surrender." Later broadcasts repeated that announcement. (British military observers in London estimated about 8,000 men (Conlinatd aa Pan t. Calaain i) Labor Demanding Living Costs Cut WASHINGTON, June 11 W Predicting a "spontaneous revolt" of wage earners unless living costs are cut, President William Green of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) told a senate committee today a $2,000.000,(XW yearly subsidy is necessary to roll back living casts to levels of 13 months ago. The only alternative, the AFL chief said, is to increase the 13 per cent little s'el formula controlling wage increases "per cent for pt'r cent of Dur failure to cut the ctvt rf living down to the May, 1942 level." )

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