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Lima News, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1945, Lima, Ohio THE WEATHER THE LIMA NEWS FULL LEASED OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS TODAY SI NEWS PAGES II COMIC PAGES LIMA OHIO SUNDAY FEBRUARY 18 1945 PRICE EIGHT CENTS YANKEES LAND ON CORREGIDOR IWO JIMA BOMBARDED BY FLEET JAP RETORTED INVASION IS NOT Nimitz Silent On Further Bombing Of Tokyo Area U S PACIFIC FLEET QUARTERS Guam Sunday Feb and ers bombarded Iwo Jima today day after Tokyo said Yanks had landed there for the third straight day Adm Chester W Nimitz announced in a que which specified considerable Japanese resistance Silent on the carrier plane at- tacks against Tokyo which may or may not be still in progress Nimitz told of intense craft fire Saturday at Iwo ing raiding land-based and rier planes and of shore fire aging a warship Both attacks opened Friday morning The communique said no details have come thru the radio out shrouding the ments of masses of carrier planes which battered the Tokyo area Friday and Saturday Shore Fire Damages Ship Making it clear that the enemy's power of resistance on Iwo still is considerable despite the ing TO days of air attacks Nimitz reported that one of the bombarding off the island was damaged by shore gun fire He did not identify the ship's category This followed his announcement yesterday that the bombarding warship believed to include some of America's ships had silenced coastal ies His mention of intense craft fire also was noteworthy The communique made no ence to enemy broadcasts stating that two landing attempts day morning on the south end of Iwo were repulsed after which other Yanks got ashore to be en- gaged in fierce fighting Lack of reports from Vice Adm Marc A Mitscher's task force which began sending based torpedo planes and fighters against the Yokohama area early Friday meant a protective radio blackout still is in force Such a blackout either could mean the attacks on Tokyo are going into the third day or that the fleet is shielding its Today's communique like placed the emphasis on Iwo All it stated concerning the on Japan Further reports on the on Tokyo by aircraft of the Fifth Fleet under Adm R A Spruance on Feb 16 and 17 are able The communique told of air at- tacks Saturday in the Bonin lands north of Iwo in the Volcano group Five enemy aircraft were strafed on the ground at Chichi Eighty small craft were strafed and an ammunition barge blown SOVET SHOCK TROOPS FIGHT HTO POZNAN both anti-aircraft and air opposition over the Bo- The ack ack was described as intense Two of the enemy planes were shot down Army Liberators bombed cus island Friday and Marine SURVIVES SINKING Lt Robert S Overbeck above of is shown as he told at home of this two weeks aboard a Japanese vessel before it was torpedoed with the loss of American and British mostly Americans Overbeck was one of five survivors who caped after the attack by an Allied submarine AP photo Allies Adopt Terror Raiding PARIS Feb The Allied air bosses have made the long-awaited decision to adopt de- liberate terror bombing of the great German population centers as a ruthless expedient to hasten Hitler's doom More raids such as the British and American heavy ried out recently on the residential sections of Berlin Dresden nitz and Cottbus are in store for the Reich and their avowed pose will be creating more sion in the German traffic tangle and sapping German morale The all-out air war in Germany became obvious with the dented daylight assault on the capital two weeks ago and subsequent attacks on other cities jammed with civilians fleeing from the Russian advance in the east The Allied view is that of large German cities creates immediate need for relief This is moved into the bombed areas both by rail and road and not only creates a traffic problem but draws transport away from the battlefront Evacuation of the homeless has the same result has shown that the best way to create road thru key cities is to ple buildings into the streets One spot on the western front recently was made impassable for nine days by such tactics The effect on morale both at home and at the front is quite ob- vious The decision may revive protests from some Allied quarters against uncivilized but they are likely to be balanced by tion in those sections of Europe Turn To Page Four Col Seven STETTINIUS IS MEETING WITH BRAZIL CHIEF East Prussian Fortresses Seized Breslau Ring Tightened LONDON Sunday Feb AP Russian Shock forces fought their way into the heart of Poznan Polish fortress city 100 miles behind the Berlin front foreshadowing the imminent fall of that strategic base and the release of thousands of Red army troops for the impending grand sault on the Reich capital Other Soviet forces toppled the East Prussian fortress towns of Mehlsack and drove a spearhead to within 50 miles south of Danzig deepened their ment ring around Breslau be- sieged Silesian capital and in a advance far to the west crossed the and Tschirne ers capturing points only 25 miles from the Saxon frontier The Russians in Silesia captured Rauscha only 60 miles northeast of Dresden and 18 miles northeast of Goerlitz Silesia's second city on the Neisse river This is the nearest they have been placed to Dresden Saxon capital shattered in the heavy American air week News Blacked Out The Soviet high command blacked out news of the Berlin front but field dispatches relayed thru Moscow said Red army planes and artillery were ing the citadels Cottbus and Guben 47 and 51 miles southeast of trying to break open the Reich side door Moscow's communique disclosed that the eastern front fighting had flamed UD on a front from besieged Koenigsberg East Prussian capital on the Baltic down to Komarom Danube city 40 miles northwest of fallen pest and 84 miles from Vienna Austrian capital A total Germans were killed or captured the tin said 6.000 of prisoners be- ing taken in the final phases of the battle for on the Warta river On the 22nd dav of the siege which began 27 Moscow an- that Russians troons had cleared the Germans from the last suburbs on the hank of the river and had hurled the Nazi garrison remnants into the citadel on the weft bank of the river Germany's high command com- announced the Russian capture of Sagan center 85 miles southeast of lin but Moscow neither confirmed the seizure of that town nor the Oder river stronghold of 63 southeast of the capital Attack Toward Spree Soviet front dispatches however said that Russian troons were at- tacking toward the Spree last natural waterway protecting Berlin's southeastern approaches after the rivr north of 12 miles east of I menaced Cottbus The capture of Cottbus and ben 21 to the northeast turn eastern de- fenses based on the Oder river strongholds of Frankfurt Seven Are Known Victims Of Fire TACOMA Wash Feb searched the ruins of the four-story fair apartments today after an early morning explosion and blaze in which at least seven of the apartment dwellers and possible visitors perished and 30 were missing Only two of the seven bodies thus far recovered have been identified one only as that of a Dave Little The other was Mrs Jack Schoenberg whose husband is a serviceman in the South Pacific One of her two small children was rescued the other was among the missing The number of missing changed continually as the Red Cross people who had escaped or found that others not previously known to have been in the building had been present when the fire broke out at 2 a m At latest count 71 were believed to have been inside As the search went on Fire Chief C J Eisenbacher said he believed a minimum of 10 more bodies would be found HUB GOGH M DRIVE INTO GERMANY Fresh Advances Scored As Tank Forces En- ter Battle Blaze Hits Area Farm Fire destroyed the Copus house and an adjoining barn four miles west of Lima on the rd Saturday night with loss mated at The blaze broke out at p m when a heating apparatus in a barn adjoining the greenhouse was believed to have started flame that destroyed the house 150 chickens barn several pieces of machinery and other farm livestock Lima firemen were hampered in attempts to subdue the blaze that had already gained headway due to the rising winds The only water available was that carried on the truck Glen Copus owner of the ings said that when the lights flickered in the house situated only 100 feet from the scene of the blaze he looked out to see flames shooting from the barn On their roosts in the barn 150 chickens perished in the blaze Several rabbits also were lost One horse and a cow were led to safety The barn built last year by Copus and valued at housed a heating unit used to maintain a growing temperature for the greenhouse An entire stock of plants shrubs and flowers for the Easter season was destroyed The Copus residence and an- other building were saved when water was turned upon the tures Frankfurt Hit By Air Raiders PARIS Feb British troops of the Canadian First Army mering suddenly forward more than two miles thru fortifications on the outflanked northern sector of the Siegfried Line swung around Goch fiom the northeast tonight after slashing the road between that bastion and Calcar This spectacular stroke to within 15 miles of the Rhine gateway to are arsenal area of the Ruhr climaxed a swift resurgence of Field Marshal Sir Bernard L Montgomery's sive to unlock the door to con- Europe's richest trial region The twin westwall strongholds of Goch and Calcar were rapidly being outflanked in the ten-day push which registered fresh ad- vances up to miles within 24 hours Cover Heads Admitting that massed Brit- ish tank formations have been thrown into the the lin radio acknowledged tions into the depths of the main Siegfried Line defenses be- striding the roads to the Rhine at the northwestern cor- ner of the all-important Ruhr The Nazis however insisted that Lt Gen Henry Canadian First Army had not as yet achieved a complete breakthru At least four more German towns fell before the blows of British dian Scottish and Welsh columns as they closed on the six-ply com- hub of Goch and on Calcar six and a half miles to the northeast Bursting out of the Cleve forest NCI South China Sea MONJA CORREGIDOR CONFIDENT OF EARLY OF UK ROCK To Page Four Col Two Argentine Is Irked At Nazis Saturday communique had told of carrier plane attacks Tokyo and bombardment of Iwo being carried into the second Straight day Navy sources in Washington declined to deny or confirm the f the Iwo Varcas lie is home from the Crimea conference He is expelled to talk wilh in Petropolis summer capital nestled in Turn To Page Four Col Four CONFIRMATION OF WALLACE IS SEEN ASSURED north of Rio summer homo of president A as BUENOS Feb 17 AP The Argentine ment in its worded noie since the beginning of the war charged Germany today with attempting to retain a number of Argentine diplomats in Sweden and served notice that holding them would be regarded as a tile act calling for measures in defense of our sovereignty and its citizens Acting Foreign Minister Ameghino said in a statement re- garding the note addressed to the German government that the LONDON Feb 17 AP mans had threatened to retain Fortresses of the U S Eighth Air j from among 112 Argentine Force smashed 350 strong at and consular agents and shaling yards of families in Sweden a and Giessen with 1.000 i hcr equivalent to the number of tons of high explosives today and in Lisbon to whom i kept one of the war's most massive tnc British government has re- and sustained air offensives safe conducts j ing thru the fourth straight day I if the Gorman government in- The Fortresses and an escort sists on putting into practice this of 150 Mustangs met no enemy threat he said refusing safe fighters in the overcast i conduct to a single member of the which grounded the bulk of Argentine group awaiting ex- Allied air forces in the west and i change the Argentine government required bombing by instruments will consider that action as of the U S Air i Force from were reported a 51 1 the fifth straight day Jo Of ils and Ameghino replying to reporters Paratroopers And borne Infantry sault Fort By C YATES MANILA Sunday Feb AP American and infantrymen have seized decisive points on fortress rock in Manila bay assuring its complete capture and clearing the gate of the bay for return of the United States fleet Gen Douglas an- today The descent of the parachutists veterans of New Guinea fighting squarely atop the com- surprised the Japanese and effected the capture of the island's defenses and mighty guns from the rear Infantry hit the shores after the paratroops ed They leaped from the craft which brought them from captured Bataan immediately ad- and joined the borne Our paratroopers have read the first American dispatch sent directly from Corregidor in nearly three years Arthur Feldman Blue network correspondent said the first wave of parachutists dropped on high ground on the west side of the land at a m Saturday Some Killed In Jumps Some strurk the cliffs and slid I down into the sea to be picked I up by watching PT patrol pedo Feldmar related j Early reports indicate no para- I trooper casualties due to enemy action tho some were hurt and killed as a result of their daring drop onto a small and rugged area from the C-47 transport planes j Just prior to the if of the skv troops attacking planes being used but with tho aml caused pro voirs by midnight Saturday and cy supplies coming from the i explosion and smoke and the protracted waterless period in abandoned National Stone Quarry flame brown red and white T I f BATAAN I ONCE AGAIN IN YANK above show Bataan sula Yank forces have recaptured and the location of Cor- regidor Island scene now of the main action in the battle for the Philippines Lima's Waterless Ends Supply Nears Normal More than 160 million gallons of water had been pumped into Lima Lake and Lost Creek an amount sufficient to last nearly a month if no other sources were Lima was considered ended It was the first extended period of pumping from Ottawa river Lima's normal source of supply since last May 31 when the Spring rains ended and the and the Solar Refinery of the Standard Oil Co the ply gave the city an amount to consider the crisis over voirs were filled with a supply sufficient to last 190 days dust rose higher and higher Feldman a favoring wind cleared the skies barely in time and the first C-47 sailed in against Mayor William L Ferguson and i a backdrop of large fleecy white members of the water emergency clouds The men were dropped from a committee and other city familiar with the water sky where no Jap plane m nlv in ng an by The present supply represents program in conservation Altho a nv the period of stringent sailed ing of water could be considered nt The amphibious force went Man In Held Traitor over the officials caution against ashore at a m on the south By JAMES F KING LONDON Feb curious case of The Man in the Tower a Dutchman said to have forewarned the Germans so that they smashed the British airborne attack on last September deepened in mystery tonight as the Netherlands Government tion Service denied the man was privy to the operation but credited Dutch security police with catching him The story of alleged treachery by a man who was a member of the Dutch underground for three anemic Turn To Page Four Col One any extravagant uses of water sufficient facilities are had undamaged i to give the city additional At a second group of storage space paratroopers had been flown front Lost Creek Supply Helps j Pumps at Lost Creek had added approximately 114 million gallons to the reservoir and at Lima Lake AA the pumps bad taken from the river approximately 54 million J gallons in the three day period WON T LIKE starting with Thursday's thaw Until the reservoirs are filled WASHINGTON Feb it was the decision of the mayor soon will get regular and the water emergency com- service from the Civil Aero- the nautics Administration emergency pumping operations at the abandoned wo kc and the will continue in One of the first Meps taken of U after it became assured that V water reserves had been years and who proved his loyalty j bolstered by Thursdays thawing by killing several Germans was temperatures was an increase in obtained f first obtained from confidential sources last December but was re- the city's water pressure from 30 pounds to 40 pounds which may haul and to Japan air control on airways in the States The CAA disclosed this today in nf a Lack of enemy permitted the Eighth Air Force's s swift to range as far the that by Adm Turn To Page Four Col Eight fof l enee change Administration Renews For Manpower Control Legislation of the African heavy bombers over hy censorship only today j Tim was Chief Engineer an announcement that control The man's name is L- Kirk explained to centers are being set up on four but the British the conditions in some of islands in the Western Pacific Lima's taller buildings which had Guam Kwajalein Johnston and been doing without water on the another point to be selected The upper The pressure had centers will be manned hy CAA been cut to 25 pounds during the employes under Army direction crisis and later when the The already were placed In such services over much of the increased to SO pounds for the military services that Turn To Page Four CoJ Three WASHINGTON Feb administration in the face the most good in winning the from the Commerce department them from the t ine o Mt of of On th aver WILLING M f TQ BE WORKER for adequate legislation on power The nrr demand came thru Chairman J A of the War Production Board who asserted that we are not meeting ments in war production we are running short of power We murt have adequate lation on manpower control so that MM wul work cm at and Japan had firmed without great trouble dimmed possibly tho there was evidence today that the possibility a fight still would be made will approve to tons of approve controls manpower Senators expressed meanwhile in the question of who head the divorced lending There was Director Fred M Vinson is named to modify their suggested the effect would be helpful to Tm To Page Few Cat Fnw 1 confirmation FORM DEMOLITION SQUADS LONDON Sunday Feb 18 Moscow radio ing a Taw dispatch from holm said today the Germans had organized special demolition I squads in Kiel and Bremen in i anticipation of scuttling what re- of tbt fleet YORK Feb The ration board sent Barbara Joan Cannon notification that had been named a price panel ant Her letter acceptance had one para- I will be to nerve if Half i gave wide display in the account a Dutch officer Following publication of the the Netherlands Information issued a statement denying that be was a Dutch of- ficer denying that he was held in the famed Tower of denying that be had formation about the Arnhem j ation i The statement said however that the man held had as of the Dutch resistance I movement and that arrest was due entirely to the alertness of the Dutch security authorities on the continent British sources thus far have defied all knowledge of the considered the mini- Turn To Four Col Four ing operations Pnor to the Dutch statement account of the case had been pieced together from various 1 The man trusted of three active years in the under- ground presented himself last summer to Dutch resistance Deferments Granted Men 26 To 29 Who Are Listed Vital Te War Work WASHINGTON Feb who were clarified as or service and the War on Jan 1 to V certified to Manpower Commission jointly an- selective local tonight a plan to permit essential on their civilians the deferment of a limited number the announcement of 26 thru 29 years of who are vital to war production The plan devised to guard a vital hard core of v The of to win vary cm tot j German lines to the resistance representatives Would he be Turn To Page Fow Coi Fm
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