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Iola Register (Newspaper) - April 11, 1944, Iola, Kansas THE REGISTER VOLUME No. 144 Tin Weekly 1667, The luU Daily 1897. TUESDAY APRIL 11, 1944. to loU loU Daily aad loU Daily SIX PAGES + The WAR TODAY + + By DEWITT There seems to be anxiety In some American quarters it's difficult to over Australia's making a re-allocation of involving the withdrawal of some 90,000 from the many of them veterans who have passed their Australia is pulling her New Malay peninsula r I've been with the Aussies In two and they're Their only that they try to do more than their It was the by the who on July 4, 1918. took our 33rd division over the top at Hamel on the Somme in the first American attack of A grand team they the Aussies and as I know from personal They're still a grand The Russian recapture of the Black sea port of Odessa is the key to a of vast of the most Important victories of the Russo-German i The fall of this port renders the Crimea untenable for the dozen or so Nazi and Romanian divisions which have been it. And the Crimean peninsula which hangs down from the Russian mainland into the Black sea like the pendulum of a grandfather has been the of Hitler's de- fense of both the Ukraine and the vast shield for his entire right That's why Nazi Field Marshal General Von on orders direct from the scores of thousands of men in a suicidal effort to hold the vast of the Dnieper bend as protection for the Already the Red army has opened a fierce offensive against the There have been close to 100 000 troops on the but number there now is some may have been evacuated by sfea to and are said to be trying to escape by water In any the Nazi gangsters hold on the Crimea is Once it has been cleared of the the Red fleet will move back to its big naval base at Sevastopol with possession of Odessa as the Muscovites will again rule the Black Meantime the crucial battle for ' the gateway of the Balkans is boiling That will center in what is known as the Galati If you will glance at your maps see that this which is some fifty miles wide and gets its name from the city of Galati in the lies between the great curve of the Carpathian range as it swerves through northern and the marshy delta of the river on the Black ThLs gap not only Ls the natural on Fw 8, No. 1) Promises Air Crews Early Action General Eisenhower Addresses Men at U. S. Air Bases in Presents Air Medals County Manpower Picture Gloomy Roy Sleeper and Allan Goodbary talked about the local manpower situation at the regular chamber of commerce meeting here last and neither one presented a very rosy or encouraging Mr. who recently resigned after three and a half years on the selective service declared that he could see nothing in the draft picture at this time to promise any great change In the rate of induction which has prevailed in recent He said that the latest order would postpone action on men over 26 until all those under 26 had been inducted slow up for any length of for the reason that virtually all acceptable men under 26 in this have already gone through the draft Regardless of new regulations or directives that might be he expressed the opinion that every eligible man under 38 tn Allen county will be in the army about Mr. agent and a member of the U. S. D. A. war which controls farm deferments said that there is no question about seriousness of the farm labor shortage which will prevail in Allen county this of the younger farin he will continue to be those who are really producing heavily and who cannot be But the net labor situation is bound to be more serious than a year He expressed a strong hope that local farm goals would be but believes it will be possible only through all available local part time labor including some business recruiting high school boys they have finished the school making as lange use of as employing every possible device to save labor and Increase He said that he already 25 full time farm workers in ihe county if he had them and that answers to a recent questionnaire sent to local farmers Indicated a need of 6,098 man days of labor harvest this A U. S. Fighter April 11. Dwight D. told a group of American fighter pilots today that they soon would be flying from dawn I to dusk in a great sea and air offensive of western Europe that completely crush the The supreme Allied commander for the western front invasion said that he would demand of the pilots everything they that he would drive them so hard that they would have to forego proper food and sleep for But he declared emphatically that they would knock the Nazis He made his address during busy day in which he inspected three U. S. air bases and presented Distinguished Service Crosses to two ace Mustang pilots and with a bottle of Mississippi river water christened a new Flying Fortress bearing his picture and Medals to Gentile and Blakesley The medals were awarded to Capt. Don S. 23. of leading American fighter pilot In this and Col. Donald J. M. 26, commander of Gentile's fighter which has destroyed more German planes than any other in this One of his stops at Ninth medium bomber where he watched Marauders take off for their third attack In 30 hours against targets in occupied Crew The supreme Allied commander for the western front invasion climbed into the seat of one Marauder and congratulated the plane's which had already begun its second 50 He was accompanied by Lt. Gen. Carl A. commander of U. S. strategic air and Maj. Gen. Lewis H. commander of the U. S. Ninth air Eisenhower flak and which are a part of the of the and studied photographs of recent attacks on French and Belgian rail Hie Weather colder temperatures 20 In extreme northwest to 35 extreme Wednesday and for the 24 hours ending 5 p. m. 70; lowest last 50; normal for 55;, excess 6; excess January 1. 196 this date last 81; 58. Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 8 a. m. total for this year to 11.18; excess since January 1, 4.49 Sunrise 6:di2 a. set 7:54 p.m. Thermograph Readings Ending 8 a. m. Today 9 a. 9 p. 10 a. 10 p. 11 a. m. 12 noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. 8 p. m. 11 p. 12 1 a. 2 a. 3 a. 4 a. 5 a. 6 a. 7 a. 8 a. Jane Moore Funeral Held Monday at Humboldt to April for Miss Jane Moore were held yesterday afternoon from the Johnson funeral home in with the Rev. G. R. of Burlington in Moore born the daughter of T. J. and Lily Ward She attended the schools of and Ls a graduate of the Humboldt high and Kansas State was n member of the Methodist Special the funeral service was furnished by Mrs. F. who Heard the Volco of Jesus and the Mrs. Lola Morean the accompaniment for Pallbearers F. W. Hartr Warren Robert and Jerry Burial was In the family lot In Mt. Hope Miss Moore was employed at North American Aviation at Kansas in a responsible She became 11! with flu In the and never fully recovered her Survivors Include one C. W. three Miss Kate Miss Daisy Miss Ruth D. C. All were in attendance at the services yesterday Says Rains Will End A Chance for Flood Waters in Southeast Kansas to Subside April 11. Karisas rains were expected to end easing southeastern flood conditions after serious Weatherman S. D. Flora said the rain had stopped in western Kansas and was expected to halt today in the eastern part of the serious was predicted at Ottawa where the Marals des Cygnes river is expected to reach a crest of 29 or 30 by Wet Snow Follows Rains Across State April 11. snow moved into western Kansas today on the heels of heavy rains which sent southeastern Kansas streams boiling out of their banks and blocked many The state highway patrol reported six inches of snow at Goodland and it was snowing this morning at Garden Hays and This morning the river was at 26 two feet over inundating farm lands along its At Quenemo it was 34 4.9 feet over its and was expected to crest at 36 feet by A 2 3 foot overflow was expected at Trading Post near the Missouri line by Flora Neosho Rising The flooding Neosho was out of its banks from Emporia to the Oklahoma state line and still At Emporia the stage was 24.3 feet over bankfull with another foot rise It was 7.6 over the banks at 4.1 over at 5 feet over at 2.3 over at Parsons and 3.4 over at The Verdigris stood at 43 feet at 7 feet over flood stage and was 4 feet 3 inches over at where the rainfall for 24 hours was 2.31 Rainfall During Last 24 Hours Topeka Valley Palls Enterprise Salina 1.08, Concordia Goodland 1.04. Dodge City Wichita Ottawa 1.18, Trading Post 1.00. Worden 1.20, Kansas City Junction City 1.04, and Coffeyville 2.31. A hard freeze was forecast tonight for western Kansas with temperatures to drop as low as 20 The mercury was expected to dip to 30 In the northeast and to 33 in the Floods Block Many Highways April 11. water closed many southeastern Kansas roads today and the highway department said rising streams would block more during the Closed tills morning west of at Hartford and east of St. west of Fulton and west of north of K7 near east of west of and north of east of at New from Moline of each of Independence and east of west of west of junction and east of North of at Matfield east and west of east of southwest of south of N Water was over the road on north of but stUl open and water covered the same route at Ottawa as the Marais dee Urges lolans to Welcome Out of Town Blood Donors should be prepared to extend a hand of welcome the scores of people who will be heije Thursday and Friday as donors to the Red Cross blood plasma unit which will be in operation at the Jefferson the Rev. T. M. Shellenberger said Mr. Shellenberger is chairman of the chamber of commence committee especially with working with the local Red Cross committee and the staff of the blood plasma Delegations are being sent to lola by more than twenty towns and many of these donors will be in the city for several For some it will be a first visit to Citizens are asked to alert in giving directions to Jefferson to eating places and supplying other information which the visitors may Snow Plows Ram Through Slides on Berthoud Pass Berthoud Pass April 11. -A snowplow rammed through the last of the avalanches on the Berthoud Pass today to cut out an escape means for 32 persons including three who have been marooned on the 11,-314-foot pass since Sunday The last and toughest avalanche was 50 feet long and 25 feet The highway maintenance crew In charge of expected to cover the remaining two and a half mUes to the summit in less than two Japs Mass Foir Stab May Key City In North India If Attack Fighting Draws Close to Imphal ft the Associated A second the Japanese to take northeast India strong appeared in the making today as the southeast Asia command announced the enemy to press in on that area and patrol actions inflicted casualties on the Japanese on the near approaches to main Allied Patrols along the road south of Imphal were in contact to a well down the road from the edge of the plain while in the it was estimated that lighting on eight to ten miles I May By-Pass The enemy around which guards the approach to the railroad at 35 miles seemed to indicate he would try to by-pass the town in case the second attack Sniping wds reported along the road to Heavier fighting was reported in central where Indian troops landed glider and plane in the area of Katha and were spreading behind enemy This operation already has cut rail and river communications serving the Japanese who are facing the advance of forces of Lt. Gen. W. from the Now these airborne Chindits at destruction of behind the Japanese Indian offensive which would have a serious effect when the enemy reserves lodged along the Chindwin river are In the Southwest where it ii predicted the isolated Japanese will make their death rocked under an 80-ton m the latest reported bombing Other ranged from island northwest of Australia to Woleai in the western Caroline hitting such New Guinea targets as with 128 tons of Hansa 131 and 69 Pacific bases sent up planes that raked and in the eastern Carolines and four atolls in the Marshall Threaten Nazi Flight From Odessa With capture of Reds strive to cut off escape of 100,000 garrison of Nazis by striking at railroads from lasi and Also threaten invasion of Romania and Hungary through Assassin's Shot Misses Young Army Officer Makes Attempt on Life Of Mexico's President Machinery Daytime Classes Discontinued The farm machinery repair class whicH been meeting in the arts building just east of the lola high school has discontinued day for the spring with the exception of rainy J. A. chairman of the said this Regular classes will be continued on Wednesday and Friday night's 8:00 p. m. until Farmers are invited to use the facilities on rainy days when cannot work in their A. Rowland will continue teach the evening Estimate 1650 Attend Good Friday Services The ministerial alliance at Its meeting passed a resolution the men of Tola for for two hours on Friday and estimated that a total of 4650 persons attended the various services held that churches were crowded on Easter Sunday and sixty-three new were lola church rolls -on Thirty-one persons Mexico April 11. President Manuel Avila Camacho escaped assassination yesterday by a young Mexican army lieutenant who later made a break for freedom and was himself seriously A bullet at point-blank range pierced Avila Camacho's but the husky president helped overpower his identified as Lt. Jose Antonio de la Lama 31. An official bulletin isaid several documents from Nazi were found upon but there was no Lama Rojas attacked two guards taking him from the national palace to army and fled through a suburban street before he was filled by a bullet below his of national President Avila who took Mexico into war on the side of the told reporters this did not represent division of the Mexican He appealed for It was so close a call that there was speculation whether Avila Camacho wore a There was no immediate explanation why the young a nephew of the late Gen. Samuel C. former Mexican air force made the attempt against the The official bulletin said he approached Avila Camacho he descended from his automobile in the national He saluted and then fired one shot which First Such Attempt Since 1930 It was the first attempt on the life of a Mexican president since a youth wounded President Ortiz in the jaw a few minutes viler his inauguration February 5, 1930. on Page 6, No. 2) BULLETINS April 11. army troops pressing forward in their reconquest of the Crimea have occupied ancient town guarding the Strait of Kerch on the and principal rail junction 15 miles inside Marshal Stalin announced tonight in two orders of the By the capture of the eastern wing of Gen. I. Fourth army the line which the Germans had thrown up at the base of the peninsula to protect 11 Axis recently trapped in the April 11. - Adolf Hitler has summoned a conference of Axis powers at which will be asked what effective assistance she is able to offer the Bern newspaper Der Bund said in an article reported to Says Fall of Odessa A April 11. The fall of Odessa was described as a to the German people in Swedish press from Berlin correspondent reported that the German press was extremely pessimistic over military reversals on the Romanian The correspondent declared that on the southern front it was quite clear that German defensive skill was not to halt the Russians moving swiftly over open River Drops Slightly Here After reaching a peak of 19.1 feet at 7 m. this morning the Neosho river fell slowly during the morning hours and had dropped to 18.95 by 11:00 a. m. At 3:00 p. m. it was still at the same Flood level is 15 River expect the drop to be a temporary This morning the Neosho was seven feet flood stage at Burlington and it is not believed that the full effect of the water upstream been felt Flood waters at Emporia were still rising this morning and will add their volume to the Neosho here within the next twenty-four The only bright factor in the local picture is that the Neosho does seem to be draining rapidly below During the night only inch of rain fell in Allen county and the forecast indicates that clearing skies may be over the area by tonight accompanied by a sharp drop In The state highway patrol reports that the road from here to Port Scott Is now open as are nil other highways In this Immediate night the Santa Fe was about 3 hours late but bus and train service was expected to be back on normal schedules Report Wish to Cooperate In Bindweed Eradication Allen county farmers who wish to participate In the bind weed eradication program this year are requested to report to the bind weed committee at the AAA office before April 15. U. S. Planes Lash Out At German Air Power Possibly 2,000 American Bombers and ers Take Part in Today's Raid on Nazi Aircraft Plants in Central and Northern Round Out 60 Hours of Almost Continuous Blasting of Enemy Red Armies Knife Deeper Into and Near Border of of in Italy is Up RICHARD Associated Press War Vast fleets of perhaps 2,000 American planes swarmed down upon the Oschersleben and Bernburg aircraft 70 to 80 miles southwest of today in the massive campaign to cripple the German air force before the approaching Half the planes were Flying Fortresses and Berlin said air battles were extending to the Baltic The enemy said Hannover and Brunswick were among the and that some planes penetrated to The assaults rounded ft Hit AlKed Mine Search for Snipers 60 hours of almost continuous attack in which an estimated 7,000 of bombs descended on more than 20 Nazi rail aircraft factories and The RAF dropped 4,000 or more tons of bombs on Europe last the largest cargo of destruction ever loosed in a single Some of the four-ton missiles fell on Saint Cyr near Paris where the Germans maintained a depot of radar equipment and The Americans took the air after 900 British planes hammered tactical rail targets by night at Aulnoye and Laon in and northern the Ruhr with other planes sowed 22 were In widespread attacks U. S. air forces peppered France and the channel invasion coast with Marauder alone casting 1,000 Five bombers and fighters were at least a dozen Nazis were destroyed aloft and many more Deeper Into Crimea The great land armies of Russia knifed deeper into the the Carpathian barrier and the Dniester flats through which the shell-shocked garrison from Odessa was The thin land bridge tying the peninsula to the Russian was behind Soviet Amphibious had negotiated the brackish Along 75-mile front at the top of the Black sea the Fourth Ukrainian army had advanced 11 miles and Moscow predicted a swift conquest of the Crimea and the 11 German and Romanian divisions Isolated there for | Yet another force was en- Sinking of Transport A Year Ago Took Place In New Hebrides Isles April 11. giant army transport President which was Reported lost in the South more than a year struck a sank on a reef while approaching the American base at Santo in the New Hebrides Islands northeast of The location of the sinking now can tie disclosed since the war fronts have 1 moved far beyond that base which at the time of the loss was in the thick of Name of Ship First public of the fact that was lost came In a dispatch from the South Pacific telling of an unidentified American transport which an Allied minefield and went down on a The navy later authorized of that transport as the a 21.93G-ion Uner built at News In 1931 for the American President who operated in the Pacific service until the war On Reef The Coolidge was heavily laden With and men when she struck a mine while approaching the New Hebrides But Captain Henry her 63-year-old ordered her onto a reef where she capsized slowly giving the more than 4,000 men aboard opportunity to clamber down her sides and shore only 200 yards a veteran sea captain from San was absolved of any responsibility for less of the ship at an inquiry shortly after He later said that if she had not been run onto a the instead of two sconced in the eastern end of would have been least on a small bridgehead around Reds Near Thundering down toward gap between the Carpathians and the Danube other Russians in Romania claimed 180 one within 15 miles of the oil fields in the Both the and Suceava rivers were crossed breaching possible German defense The Russians were within 35 miles of Even the stagnant Italian front livened to spring and receding Britons on the Anzio Italians in the Indians and Canadians on the and along the Garigliano scored minor defensive Artillery exploded a large ammunition near U. destroyers shelled the beachhead siege Planes in 900 flights struck rail bridges and ports in Italy and shipping along in the 45 per cent of Those lost were a fireman from the and a soldier whom Nelson said insisted upon back to the ship for a Selective Service Lists Critical Activities Smoke df battle on New 2tealand infantrymen search virtually demolished house in Cassino as they look for enemy during heavy fighting for possession of German toughest fte point ia 2taly-81cUy SUNDAY COMES MONDAY young cat got himself April 11. service headquarters today put out the list of critical activities which will rate for registrants under 2C years of The issued by selective service director Lewis B. Hershey to draft covers a considerable catalog of work which government agencies consider to winning the And the listing boils down to If you are a selective service registrant under 26, and your work Is included in the official you can expect a quick call to the induction If your work is on the list and your employer considers you a a tree He wouldn't come down until Monday and then only after an society squad had enticed Three-year-old said cat was gave him a heaping dish of milk for ferment from the and get it. Japs Retreat to Rabaul For Last Ditch Stand Allied Southwest U. forces control most of New Gen. Douglas announced The Japanese abandoned supply and at Gasmata and Cape Hoskins and are in full retreat eastward to Rabaul for a last The have lost about 10,000 men dead and wounded since American soldiers and marines opened the New Britain campaign in December with landings at Arawe and Cape Two Leading American Aces Missing In Action April 11. of the leading American aces in this Maj. Walker Mahurin who downed 21 Nazi planes and Maj. Gerald credited with 18. are missing in both apparently lost on the same mission March 27. The circumstances of their last flights were not disclosed but both were in Col. Hubert fighter Poison Gas Against Partisans in New April 11. Germans and Romanians poison gas against the during their occupation of the radio said in broadcast by
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