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Gastonia Daily Gazette (Newspaper) - February 22, 1945, Gastonia, North Carolina Showm and followed by fair and moderately GASTONIA DAILY GAZETTE THE FINE COMBED YARN CENTER OF AMERICA Low Ust Night 2 p. rainfall to date N. THURSDAY FEBRUARY 22, 1945. ROW 3RD YANKS NEARING KEYSTONE CITY ON 33 Towns Taken As Third Army Spurts Ahead On Wide Whole wall On Move ward Vital German War JAMES M. Feb. Gen George S. American Third running wide ami handsome stormed within five miles of Trier today crossed Saar river against dis- integrated German resistance and swept up 33 more Nazi towns in the Moselle Already tanks and infantry were within sight of main de- fense works a city of and keystone of the whole German defense system before the middle They were a mile and a quarter from a large fort at the confluence of the and Moselle Patton's columns advanced three miles or more immediately north ot Ihe industrial Saar while Lt. Gen. Alexander M. 1th Army smashed Into the district from the advancing to within two miles of ruined the His Americans captured half of French gateway to from raw conscripts of the who were bolstered by heavy German Storied the Siegfried line was within NEAR CALCAR The Canadian First Army In the north pounded to within yards of bitterly contested In Its drive toward the Ruhr A report from Lt. Gen Omar 11 Bradley's 12th Army Group quarters said German resistance in the now tually had dis- The Saar crossing south of Saarburg was burg itself was almost There were indications of a general man withdrawal into the BIO PUSH COMING Despite Ihe spectacular gains of the Third Army and the slow pmg progress of the British and Canadian troops in the north it was evident that Gen. Eisenhower had not yet loosed his full scale ANOTHER DAM Reports reaching Bradley's quarters told of a tremendous ex- plosion just before midnight near the dam on the Its reservoir empties in- to the larger Reds Gain But Fall Back in E. Prussia Soviets Bypass Guben South Of Berlin And Strive Tor Union Of Two Russian Assault Keels Give Ground In North Before Heavy surprise German Clears Feb. Th Russian First Ukraine an rs raine Army having bypassed the German of Guben 51 miles southeast of greater fought today for a White Russian at the con fluence of the Oder and Neisse new Geiman other Soviet troops were forced to give some ground in East Prussia in the face of heavy German counterblows west of The Berli The Berlin radio said a surprise Nazi had a corridor between and the of in miles The Russians acknowledged some German ad vances in that sector but said the drive was costing the Germans enormously in men and Moscow announced Soviet forces lad seized a strategic ridge position n the forest on the eastern to taking more than 50 populated places of the immediate ENCIRCLING FRANKFURT Further north Marshal G. K First White Russian Army to Open Forums Slated Here units were reported attempting lu complete the encirclement The German radio announced Zhukov had slashed communications between Berlin and that city on the west bank of the Oder 33 miles from the German but said they had been 34 MILES Pravda said the Russian army stood only 31 miles from Berlin in that The piper did not ify the location but indicated troops had crossed the Nazi radio spokesmen said man forces were fighting a defensive tattle between Berlin and the but declared Russian bridgeheads west of the Oder were too for a jor offensive toward Berlin DANZIG 33 MILES The Second White Russian Army yesterday drove within 33 miles of Danzig in its sweep Polish Marshal Stalin in an order of the day announced the capture 45 miles southwest of now 00 per cent It was not immediately apparent whether dam had been loosing new floods on the The river up midnight was sufficiently low and slow to allow bridging the First Army front near the southwest ul Bright sun bathed the western front again and planes took off jn sorties yesterday to Blaze In Winston-Salem Feb. 22 of undetermined early this morning swept through the Darling Shop and caused an mated damage to the ing and The place was a mass of flames Bt the front when firemen arrived about a. in. The place is fully covered by in- of Moscow said Russian als were made in face of olent by the mans on in what ed to be an effort to set up a escape from Turn to REDS Rivers And Harbors May Pass Soon Feb. 22. important The first big rivers and harbors in this Congress got its chance for final passage in the House Passed a few weeks ago by the the calls for postwar irrigation and electric works estimated to cost nearly Chairman Mansfield of the rivers and harbors committee predicted prompt passage without changes in the Senate Among the major projects ore the the Trinity the channeling of the Missouri river between Sioux City and the mouth to cost 000, the Illinois and the Snake river Chairman Bailey of the Senate commerce committee said ihe the and the development would be covered in the second First of a series of open forum meetings sponsored by the tonia Women's cil for community discussion of problems involved in the of permanent peace and world will be held row February 23, 8 o'clock in the Gaston A group of experts qualified to discuss candidly problems which will be faced in the mating of the peace will lead the panel The public is cor- Invited to attend and in the which will be thrown open to all There is no admission charge PANEL MEMBERS Mrs. Roland S. president of the Women's Council announced that the panel leading the discussion will be made up of Dr. who heads the history department at Queens Col- Father Cuthbert Alien of Belmont Abbey College P. C. Charlotte and Captain William R. Capers of the Army Service who was assigned to Gastonia some time ago to expedite production at stone local plant of mammoth Firestone Tire and ber Dr. Lycan will discuss Delations Among the Great Father Allen's topic to OPEN Local Union Cocker Labor Case Will Be Heard In Washington A hearing has been scheduled for March in Washington before fhe full National War bor Board on the labor dispute Cocker Machine Foundry local D. Laihan general of the Cocker today management has been notified to appear at Washington on thai date and thai leaders of unions which the striking Cocker have also been to The unions involved are the In- Association of and International Moulders and Foundry both The Cocker strike today went into its 22nd working The company was on war production before the work stoppage Union affiliated Cocker em- lo ASKS VOloF CONFIDENCE ON DECISIONS i Feb. Prime Minister Churchill said the government would demand a mentary vote of confidence on the joint policy agreed to by the three powers at the Crimean particularly with reference to of in peace as in As leader of the House of Com- Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden set down the government's mohon for the debate for next Tuesday and Wednesday even as tlic parliamentary with reports of possible revolt among some members of chill's own Conservative party over the Polish Government spokesmen were op- confident of getting a ket endorsement of the Crimean de- The extent of the revolt ed brewing was not but it was not believed large enough to threaten Churchill's The prime minister was in the House In answer to a question he gave assurance the in imposing peace terms on would in mind the indiscriminate bombing by George Washington became in war not so much by reason of victories over the though he had won or of cess in though that had been triumphs ol a constancy which no no no no treachery could shake or JUSTICE MELVILLE W FULLER Bataan Fight Continues Japanese On Corregidor Blow Selves To Pieces GERMANY GETS HEAVY BLOWS FROM THE AIR N. C. DEMOCRATIC CLUB TO BANQUET Feb. The annual congressional banquet find ball of the North Carolina Democratic Club of Washington has been for March 24 at the Approximately 300 Tar Heels are expected to attend the the mast important social event of the year for the Harold secretary to Congressman ger Is HENKY B. Feb. airmen returned to the attack upon by daylight today after a mighty fleet of more than RAF night bombers had blasted the western front railway centers of Worms and Duisburg and struck a fresh blow at German radios began sounding throughout the western half of the Retch before 10 a. that attacking Allied planes were out in The RAF night raiders loosed tons ol high explosives and incendiaries on the railway smashing for he second successive night at the communications system through which the are trying to supply their troops on the western also was hit the previous was bombed Worms was by a force of 500 heavies and was m of the American Third which was advancing less than 60 miles is western exit of ine and the attack on it was aimed at bottling up the military traffic through this great industrial The air ministry announced that The blow at Yanks Slowed In Manila By Desire To Save Civilians FRED Fcb scattered enemy were left on Corregidor but Japanese troops still held out on the second floor of the famed Manila turning fhe hostelry Info the iest battle spot in the capital city at dawn Early line reports that elements ot the First Cavalry Di- vision had captured the big one of the most luxurious in the have been lo say that they have occupied the i n i L V first fhe Japanese the all but two Historic Bataan was cleared of Yanks Sunk By Own Bombing Feb. American bombs sank a Japanese prison ship loaded with Americans off the Philippines last December and of the fewer than half Counterattacks Beaten Off As have been beaten back and U. S. Marine ties have risen to in the desperate battle for the Admiral announced today BY AL T Several heavy Japanese counterattacks last night were driven back by Marines on tie slopes of central hvo Adm. Chester W. announced American offensives were resumed toward the ral fighter and toward the Suribach volcano for tress on the southern tip of the island nf TI Were with support of the Marine poured into the island yes to support tlic and Fif halted bitter Seven Japanese planes were shot down in an air attack which in- some damage on the V. S. Meet standing American casualties were mated as 38i killed and wounded up to p. m. supported by ers and launched an assault on the northern face of Suribachi's BLOODIER THAN TARAWA The enemy at some was clearly inflicting heavier casualties on the Marines than they suffered at Graves B. Third victors over the anese in the invasions of ville and made a timety ar- rival Wednesday as headquarters ror the first time acknowledged appreciable change In our lines Eimont Associated Press war reported can casualties already are twice Tarawa's The commitment of three Marine divisions in the Iwo meant as many as neu may be either ashore or in process of being sent against Men of the fourth and were recaptured Historic was cleared of i tu Gen. Douglas MacArthur Une 01 tne Navy and far as can be Lt. George Karl 1 1 told Qj tan uu Tnln no living Japanese soldier nf s now on the oi Lne SinKing at a news i to AIR 6th Grade Student Of 10 Feb. Mary Lou sixth grade is the new stepmother of 10 two of them in the army five of them her She and Ralph farmer and father of the were married last Saturday at consent for the girl to marry was signed by who listed her age as 17. Miss the girl's school said she was 13. gave his age as 30. first wife and mother of the 10 children died year ol the age of IGNITE AMMUNITION Hopelessly sealed in the vast work of tunnels on troops blew themselves up by touching off one of their main underground ammunition Typical of the bider inch by inch struggle for downtown nila was the baltle through most of the night between the Yanks and Japanese on the second floor of the Manila hotel where a con- fight lo Ihe went nn in ihe corridors and rooms and on the staircases of Ihe building which stands Manila's south shore A succession of Japanese In- filtration attempts resulted in the killing of 137 of the enemy around the captured the high office JAPANESE Manpower Gets Approval FRANCIS manpower control with jail and fine penalties directed against offending employers was reported favorably today by the Senate IS NOW DEAN Feb. 22-W-Ap- of Dr. Joseph professor of medicine nl Western Reserve as dean of the university's school of medicine was announced today by President G. Dr. Wearn Is a native ol N. C. ference The navy said his was the first account of the which occurred off the west coast of Two previous prison ship by submarine been reported in the One occurred last October with the ent loss of all but five of 1 800 Americans In the in only 83 of 750 Allied prisoners 27, of told reporters few of the prisoners involved in the est sinking died as a result of the air Peritz said he believed the vessel was headed for the Japanese homeland when it was because many Japanese civilians were aboard along with the latter crowded into three poorly lated The only other prisoner who escaped death or was an army identity also made his way lo the protection of Philippine Marine having ed off the southern third of Iwo encountered tough going at the tip of the island against ineso on the slopes of volcanic and to the north near the center in a drive to capture Motoyama airfield No. 2. Fourth Division who captured the er Motoyama airfield No. 1 succeeded in Inching north Wednesday afternoon up IWO Question Of SAYS NO MASS SURRENDER ON WEST FRONT Feb. War Secretary Stimson mass are occurring on Ihe front although more than 900.000 Nazis have been taken prisoner in that Stimson told his news conference that view of rumors of mass he nad cabled Gen. Dwight D. The Allied supreme commander the that prisoners are being taken but that there are indication of mass Resistance remains stiff along the Eisenhower told Feb. fina's position outside the circle of American nations took on increasing importance today as the Inter-American Conference got down to the business of attempting lo solve some of the war and war problems facing Ihls Without mentioning any countries by President Avila Camacho of declared address night that ment of political and economic de- throughout the hemisphere s a prerequisite to successful of any international group He insisted that democracy was strongest bulwark against the machinations of those who eek internal unrest as an excuse for Deploring the absence of ma and El Salvador from this chief executive ex- pressed the hope that won would enable them to join thi effort of the Americas MAY NOT The Argentine question been docketed for the final business of which is scheduled to end March 5, but a strong determination lo prevent any move toward recognition of the present Buenos Aires ment already has become MEXICO OPPOSED Mexican foreign minister and conference chairman said in an interview that if any to Tokyo Radio To Cheer Jap Troops Associated Radio Tokyo announced today it would beam a special one-hour broadcast to brave officers and on Iwo tial expression of the gratitude of fhe people on the home The report was recorded by the Federal Communications Com- May Take 6 To 8 Weeks Berlin Braces For Death Stand Newspaper for the Associated by the Assoc. Feb. have just left city of the where the fateful arrival of German army deserters helped spread paralysis among the lal's five and million bewildered ind I got away lo Sweden in an automobile which amount of money In the could but two old ties and two pounds of fee turned the As the front closer to Berlin more ami destriers slipped into the One by chance I desperate mother In other woman that her n comrades had arrived in torta from the front la BERLIN t
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