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   Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - July 26, 1944, Oakland, California                                DELIVERY SERVICE Cill your Tribune deafer by telephone, if ytu mitt your pjptr. If you cannot reach Mm, telephone TE-6000 and everything, pouible will bt to cerrtct your service. OTribune IXCLUJIVI ASSOCIATED rMSJ WIIIPHOTO WIDE WOULD UN ITED HOME EDITION VOL. CXLI 5c DAILY D OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 1944 15c SUNDAY NO. 26 Bricker Sees G.OP.Gainin Border States Missouri Will Go Republican, He Says At Dewey Conference Bv JACK BELL ALBANY. N.Y, July 26 Gov. -John W. Bricker of Ohio pre dieted at a press conference toda> the Republicans would cut deep Into the border States m Novem- ber and carry Missouri, despite the Dcmocrals' nomination of Sen Harry Tiuman of thai State as a vice-presidential candidalc Here for conferences with Thomas E Dewey GOP picsiden tial nominee, Britker said he was Confident the Republicans would Win in November "I think our chances arc Kood in the border Stales." Bricker declared "We should put up a good batlle in Oklahoma, Kentuckj, West Virginia, Tennessee North Caiolma, Virginia and Marv land.' MINERS' SUPPORT With Dewej sitting bc- fide him on a wicker sofa on the vcianda of the executive mansion, Bricker about 25 newsmen that he personally welcomed the sup port of any who wit-hed lo vote Ihe Republican ticket He was asked nbout a recent editorial in the United Mine Workers Jouinal which some intciprctcd as favor- fcflblc to the Republican viewpoint I welcome all support tint goes to the Republican Brickci 5aid Backer said he thought the Re- publicsn platform plank on foreign policy speaks more clearly the viewpoint of the American people" Ihm the Democratic declaration on that issue The Ohio Govcrnoi icitcrated his opposition to a woild police force M LABOR GAINS With Dcwey declining comment on most questions put to him, Bnckcr said he thought Ihc Re- publicans vveio gaining support from labor He was asked about reports that Sidney Hillman, chairman of the C I O Political Ac- tion Committee, was active in the Dcmocraitc convention which re- nommalcd President Roosevelt and chose Truman as his running mate I think Hillman s extreme ac- JP ivity on the othei side force "ni.iny of libors ranks into the Re- publican Bnckcr said Bricker and Dewey planned to confer during the daj on the start of an active Republican campaign but the prcsidenti il nominee told reporters >io date jet had been fixed for speiking engagements DEWEY'S GUESTS Bnckcr. who was accompanied bv Mrs Brirkor arrived by train at 11 a m EWT, fiom Columbus nnd went immediately lo the execu- tive mansion, vvhere Governor and Mrs Dewey f reeled them in the first meeting of the tv o couples since the Republican convention in Chicago list month Dewey has indicated that much of today's conference will concern it- self with the agcndi of H meeting of Republican governors beginning August 2 in St Louis, which the governor said yestcrdny will cover "a variety of major subjects' not Included in the GOP platfoim Gallup Toll on Page 10 U.S. BREAKS NAZI LINE IN FRANCE Five-Mile Gap Himmler Calls All Reserves Goebbels, on Radio, Says Miracle Saved Hitler From Bomb; Thought My Head Wa Gone'; Admits Some Plotters Escaped NEW YORK, July Minister Pax Joseph Goebbels appealed befoic the Geiman people tonigh in his lole as Reich plenipotentiaiy foi war. and abseite ;hat Gestapo Chief Hcinnch Himmler had been oideied t move all home-front re.seive.s' to the fiont. He pioclaime Germany's confidence that "it will not be too difficult t master the war situation Detailing the alleged bomb a' tempt on Hitler's life on Jul 20, he tailed at Allied capi tals, claimed Washington London and Moscow had hand in the plot, and de clarcd that' thcic tan be no miracl if the Fuchici s was no a mnaUe Bcilms official broadcasts on th talk weie iccordcd by the Asso dated Pi ess, N.B C and CBS. The newly appointed Reich plcnipotentiaiy foi tolal mobihz. lion of Germany said If the plol had succeeded ef foils of millions and millions o Germans would been throw F.B.I. Arrests Oakland Man W. N. Lorn bo Accused Of Draft Dodging; Taken in Sacramento Marshal von Busch Reported Suicide NEW YORK, July British radio said today that re- ports spreidmg among German forces in Poland th.it Field Marshal Ernst Von Busch until re- cently commander of the central front has committed suicide" The broadcast was reported United States Government moni- tors Under Federal grand jury mdicl iicnt for failuic to icport for indue ion into military .scivice, Wcndcl kcrson Lomba identified as thj on of an Oakland atloinej, w i rrcstcd last night al Sacramento ftcr a seaich of several months lie FBI icported todaj. Federal agents said Lomba ha >en the subject of an intensive nvesligation since April 20" Thcj eel ired he had made statement hat he could st ill along" with hi Irafl boaid until Ihc war was over nd that he was "definitely going t :cep out of the Aimv" The investigation dis loscd thev asserted that Lomb. vent from the B ly aiea wheie he .id icsidcd .ill his life to Spring Rid Mo lo register foi the draf oider thai his induction would e del N'DICTFO IN KANSAS CITY He w is indicted bv a Pcdcra rand Jury at Kansas Citv Mo 01 fnluie to report foi mdwtioi nri failure to report a change o ddrcss to his local diafl bo.ud he indictment was returned Apn according to the FBI Local Board 1 of Springfield To ordcied him to icport for in- duction last October 7 the FBI report snid The agents icUitcd was apprehended al lint Lomba a cirmv.il where he was emplojed under the n imc of Roy Dillm.m as Vlectncn foieman of .into scooters They Ihe man formerly had been employed by an Oakland engineer- ing company MAY 15E TAKEN BACK Lombn was taken before Commissioner Adcle US McCabc al Sacramento for a hearing relative to removal to K ins is City follow- ing his apprehension Ihe agenls Thcv declared that the man had used the aliases of Warren Van DeCar Nick Niekcrson Wendell Nickerson. Bob Nickerson, Bill Duke. Bob Dillman and Roy Dill- man The FBI said father is A Q Lomba. Oakland atlorney New Post for Admiral LONDON. July 2G Wi Su- preme Headquarters announced to- day that Rear Admiral John Wilkcs aouDIlul >USN has been appointed to com- mand United States ports and F.R. Needs CaLPenn. To Win, Says Expert STATE COLLEGE Pa July 26 was placed in the in Fnncc marking a new stage in consolidation beachhead of the Normandy WEATHER TALK By Eorle Ennis By EARLE ENNIS "How do you feel about August'" asked Casey, cat the Weather Bureau What do you mean, how do I feel'" asked the Weather Man "Do you think it will be hot'" "We've never missed it yet" "Well, it had better hurry laid Casey. "It's mighty cold now." "That's the trouble with this forecast business. Even if you know it's going to be you can't say _it unless some instrument It" C.iscy sighed. "Okay. I'll make okays the forecast Toggy' and I hope the thermometer ehokes" column for Ihjs Fall's presidential election by William Lydgalo cdilor of the Gallup Poll, who added th.it without the St.ilc President Roosevelt s chances of re- election will be slim Ljdgale told members of the pub- lic school principals and superin- tendent's conference today that Roosevelt can um without carry- ing New York Stale but declared that "he must carry California and Pennsylvania to be re-elected Lydgate praised Governor Mar- tin's soldier vote plan, which he called "one of the Nation's most liberal laws The poll editor refused to name the probable winner in this year's election, declaring that it was loo close to forecast at this time Generals Feared Death MOSCOW, Ju'y Red Star todaj that Gei- man gcncials wanted to get rid of Hitlci "lo escape dcalh with linn in final defeat" and that the recent insurrection failed be- cause thc> did not Ihcir troops but expected to succeed bj striking at the top Nazis in the stjlc of a palace revolution Truck Plunges Into Quarry; Driver Dies Lawrence R Ames, 23, of 1901 55th Avenue, killed shortly after noon when the dirt truck he was driving went out of control and plunged down n 200-foot grade in a quarry at 6900 Mountain Boule- vard Investigators said Ames fell from Ihc cab, then uas dragged along tnc ground by one foot, which ap- parently caught on the running board. The truck overturned it the bot- tom of the frude. to nothing Unimaginable misfoi tune would have overcome th Germans at the hands of the WOP kind of a sm ill thie who raised his hand to shut off th deireM life in the woild Goebbels .said that whin he re ceived woid by telephone (hit a attempt had been made on Hitlci life "it was a shock lo me as it wa lo every had for a mo mcnl a feeling as if mj head woul fall off SITUATION WILL CHANGE His broidcast sought lo reas sure the bomb-battered Germ in- hemmed in on all sides by powei fullj advancing armies, th it "the situation especially in the east wil soon change in favor of Gorman} as a lesult of new measure1 He asserted The Fuehrer has announced al ready in his midnight speech tha lie has assigned to pirty comradi Himmler the leadership of th e able lo solve Ibis question He las all qualifications and a wealth of experience for this task rt'ILL REGAIN STABILITY 'Our manpower effectives nl the 'ront will be rapidly filled up ant he front will thus again gain the liability and effectiveness which it needs urgently during the coming weeks and months The pioblem which arise in this connection are row being tackled with National list energy. Success cannot and will not fail 'Totdl war now will occomc cahtj He >-aid that War Production Chief Spccr has "devised method1 ivhich intensify production for vhich more workers are needed and he said hat next month" would show the esults at the fiont He acknowledged that all those ccuscd of participating in the al- egcd plot had not been ancslcd r killed RECOUNTS BOMBING Recounimg the events of July 0, he said lhat "in the afternoon ic conspirators started pulling the breads The perpetrator of the rime, Count Slauffenbcrg, came 3 Berlin in a courier plane to an- ounce that the Fuehrer was dead 'he commander of the Berlin garri- Contfnued Pice 2, Cot. t Japs' New Premier Talks to Cabinet NEW YORK, July 26-MV-The Tokyo radio said today that Pre- mier Kumaki Koiso. after a six- hour session yesterday with all members of the new Japanese cabinet, had held "important con- ferences" this morning ficial residence with his of- Education Minister HarushiRe Ninomiya, Wel- fare Minister Hisatada Hirose President Takctora OsaU of the Japanese Information Board The broadcast was reported by hf Federal Communications Com- mission. DISTANCES. PALAU 'IN STATUTE MIL6S to MINDANAO GUAM 8OO B I A K 600 CELEBES 800 JAPAN Chungking INDIA--. BURMA Paciik Ocean MARIANASj -SAIPAN AN GUAM 'TRUK PALAU.. 't t -INDO- MINDANAO CAROLINE IS 61AK __ ADMIRALTY. I J ft Rabaul t. i Tokyo today reported that U.S. carrier-based planes, supported by a naval task iorce. had bombed Palau (carrier Japan's South Paciiic 800 miles south- west of Guam, and thai an Allied fleet had shelled Sabang Sumatra stronghold. U.S. Planes Blast Palau, Japanese 'Singapore'; Yanks Widen Hold on Guam Trapped Japs Hurl Selves Into Sea As Americans Push On US PACIFIC FLF.ET HEAD- QUARTERS. Pc.ul Harbor, .July 20 invadcis of Guam so irmly established lint their eral said there s nothing the Jap can do now to inn us off today ud fiery siege to Nipponese trapped >y n junUure of American forces ichind Port Apia SABANG BOMBARDED BY ALLIED FLEET' LONDON, .Inly A large Allied task foi co of cruiscis dcstioy- eis and submannos yesteiday bom- birdcd SibniK Haibm, at the west- ern rnd of Sumati.i T .I.ipanesp Im- perial headquai tcis communique Dioulcast by the Tokyo radio s.ud Thn Japincso asspitcd without Some hapless .J.ips jvimpcd tint they Iwd sunk he ocean reported Al Dopking Associ.itcd Press war correspondent is battleships earner planes and hill-b.ised aitillery bl inkeled the ;ealcd off Orotc Ppiunsul i This neck of hnd, embracing an iirfiold and Sum.iy Naval insc, orms the southern end of the arbor behind which marines and oldicrs moved from ilorth and oulh beachheads to Ihc junctuie Dopkmg said all J.ips have been viped out at the beachheads, the ncmy hisn't h.id a plane over the re i since July 8. and the Nips re abandoning much food and am- n million While one arm of the north icachhead force forked down be- md Porl Apra, another reached orlhc to threaten Guam's capi- Yanks slowly city of Agana ought their way up dominating ills where Japs m caves 'had to c mined out like hard coil" More than 100 miles north of iirfm. at invaded Tmian, spot erial bombings and warshap bom- ardmcnts of rail and highway motions split the island's Nip- oncse garrison into noith nnd oulh forces Marine 'onquerors of nearby aipnn, bidding for complete ei7iire of partly occupied 'shi Airfield on the northwest tip f Tmian, mowed down the link- ed Japs From a flagship off Tmian. Ruh- rd W. Johnston, representing the ombined Allied press, reported the Continued Pafte 2, Col. 7 twn of ily deslioycis nnd onr sub- imime, .is well as downing n num- ber of c.niu r-bascd anciaft It was the second such strike on S.ibang witlup a little more than four months i undci Admnal Bnlish I isk force Sn Jamrs Somor- villc having hit the no'11 ist 19 The nationality of the vessels mak- ing the litest strike was not dis- closed in the .lap mc-sc communique the of which follows "Allied nav il units consisting of several cruisers, destroyers and siibmai incs appro iched Sibini; h.n- bor yesterday moimni: and bom- barded ground installations At the same time about HO carrier-based urcraft raided Sabang. "Our garrison units intercepted and repulsed the enemy, after sink- ing two enemy destroyers and one submarine, besides heavily damig- ing another destroyer nnd shooting down a majority of the enemy air- Huge Robot- Attack Meets Big Barrage LONDON. July Geim.ms launched the most violent robot bomb attack of the war ainsl one south England area to- day and British anti-aircraft bat- teries and fightf rs shot the poweied bombs out of the skies at the rate of nearly one every Iwo ininulcs This attack followed the earlier killing of two patie'its and the trapping of many others in the flaming wicckagc of a London hos- pital, hit by a 2000-pound robot AIR BOMBING NOT WAR, SCREAM ROUTED NAZI PARACHUTISTS By EDWARD D. BALL IN NORMANDY, July massive American air assault ushed a covey of German para- hutists today and they ran out sob- ng and acreaming, 'This is not ar; it's cnminol" Terror glared their ryes Their mottled camouflaged jump- rs flapped in the wind as they ran Ney were SO.TIC distance behind the rsl American troops before they ould be headed off. Splcdid physical specimens, they ncted down under the calm han- Img of Sgt. Ernest of liomi, Fla, German-born inter- retrr, and Cpl. John Baer, his mutant, from Forest Hills, NY. A It-yeir-old Nazi who reported he had been a medical student at Munich, s.ud he thought our air he called a rug of "inhumane" "How about he was asked. "We were defending ourselves" "Rollcrdrfm'" Roltcrdam was a fortress." "And London'" "They started it" It was the same with the rest, who ranged from 19-year-olds to men in their forties. Men of one group said they sur- rendered because they were with- out waler and had had only onr meal for They wolfed canned "C" rotioni likt hungry tnimtln. Tokyo Radio Tells Of Carrier Raid Near Philippines BN 'I lir Assofintcil Press 'Ihe Tokjo Radio s.ud today U S task foice, consisting chieflv of anci.ift c.uiicis hid pencil .t'.cc to the vicimly of Palau Island ome 500 miles cast of Mindanao in the Philippines and th.it about, c.irnei-based planes hid atlackec [hat island Om giovind units opened up r inti-aiiciaft bariagc and shot clown two of the enemy phncs' s.nd the broadcast which wis ic- corded by the Associ.iled Press Tokjo also repoited Arnencn had raided Yap KHnd ir he Carolines east of Pal.iu I UK USUAL CLAIMS As usual the J.ipmese cltimct h.it damage sustained in both Ihe aids w.is slight Tncie was no immediate Amcr- can confirm ition of the assault or Ail in The fust US attack of the wai on Pal.in was made by 'strong Pa- cifie Fleet forces" last March ?0 t lasted three d tys, in conjunc- 1011 with blows at Yap Ulithi anc Woleai. nnd cost the .Japanese 2f hips sunk, in damaged and 1CI o 2H planes shot down, the heiv- esl part of the toll being mfliclet: t Palau Twenty-five U S plane- ind 18 airmen were lost but not >ne Amcncan vessel was even dam- iged Palau is hendriu liters of the en- ne Japanese South Se.is govcin- nent and is known as the Iif nesp Singapore which suggests why t must be neutralised or liken be- oie invasion of Ihe Philippines he southern end of which lies 5iO miles due west 00 ISLANDS IN GROUP The P.il.m gioup consists of about 100 islands pioviding a pow- erful fleet base for the .Japanese It is strategic because the lies some 800 miles southwest of Guam, which US forces arc now 800 miles northwest of Hoi- I big Allied base on New GuuiLi, and an cftu.il distance fiom Dutch K.ist Indies islands below the Philippines Afler tho crippling blow al Palau March 29, a lull ensued until Gen- eral MacAilhur's Southwest Pacific bombers, atlackcd near Ihere May 13. In June the island was put on the regular calling list of South- west Pacific raiders, airdromes be- ing the principal targets. The attacks tended to any Japanese atlempts to tnterfeie with Adm Chester inva- sions of Saipan, Guam and Tinitn Crash Kills Flier POCATRLLO, Idaho, July M1) Lieut Walter L Lord, son of Austin L. Lord, Portland, Ore. was killed yesterday when hic fighter plane crashed near Pocalellr Army air base. r Torn In Front Marigny, St. Gilles Fall to Americans Riding Sherman Tanks Cowboy Fashion; Thousands of Germans Facing Capture By GLADWIN HILL SUPREME HEADQUARTERS. ALLIED EXPEDITION- ARY FORCE, July and infantrymen tore a gap four to five miles deep in German lines today in the Americans' fust majoi aimoied punch m Normandy. They captuicd two key highway towns west of St. Lo, as well as a dozen othci villages Doughboy infanliymen, riding atop the tanks, won firm control I of Marigny and St. Gilles, I IfP seven and four miles fiom St. W Lo. St. Gilles is on the road lunmng .southwest to Cou- tances Maripny lies just above the highwaj The pencil ation outflanked Nazi anchor positions farther west near the coast, and menaced of Gcimans still holding the line to the northwest The slcel-plaled American drive badly mauled the 353rd German Russ Estonian Port Yank Fliers Support Warsaw Drive; Cossack Cavalry OK Vistula LONDON July 2G Red Aimy has captured Naiva impoi taut Estonian seapoit Picmicr Stalin announced tonight in an ordci of the DANIEL DE LUCK MOSCOW. July ican planes. directly from US bases in Russia in tactic.il sup- poit of the advancing Aim> dcstiojcd 38 Gciman aucraft jos tcrday in an offensive sweep in the Lwow aicn The Lightnmss and Mustangs were attached to the US 15th Air Foice. based in It was the first time American airmen hac stiuck directly al Ihc enemj in Ihe Inltlc 7one of the Eastein fionl .illhough thcv had conducted stia- logic bombings fiom Russian bast- in shuttle opcialions Thcj downed 29 Gcimans in com- bat and destiojtd nine gioiindcd plains Sweeping low, they stiafccl emplacements motoi tiaffic railioads m.ichine-gun fuo The Mustangs surprised a large formation of lunkcr-87s i etui nine fiom bombing Russian hoops sui- iminding Lwow and sent 26 lunlling in flames to the raith The Lightnings strafed the Mielcc an drome on the Wisloka Uivci, 100 miles noithwrst of Lwow from Ircc level Mustangs provided a top covci 1ANK PLANES SAm No Amcncan plane was lost Lightnings, prowling the skies alone, found little opposition Pilots reported the destiuction of foui locomotives and 13 ducks behind Gorman lines The Americans reached Iho So- viet Union Saturday on a shuttle Imp from Italy, blasting Romanian ,in fields en loute II iid-ndmg Cossacks rt ichrd the fast bank of the Wisla (Vistula) Rivei today while other Russians surioundcd the mauled German gainson at Lwow and stormed into thai gieal rail city RUSSIANS ON VISTULA The Wisla was i cached in the Ptilawy aica fiG miles southeast of threatened Warsaw Theic the Cos- sacks engaged the bittered Goi- mans within miles of Berlin and 142 miles of German Silesia Bialj stork was invested Russians wore in its outsknts within rds of the major rail ccnler con- [rolling some tiaffic to East Prus- sia and Wai saw Still othci Russian forces were icpoilrd within 42 miles of the cities of Radom and 108 of Kra- kow fifth city of Poland Them was no immediate osti- inatf of the of tho doomed CiCiman foice in Lwow. one of Hiuopc's m ijor rail ccnteis and n citv of 317700 The Beilm ladio admitted a Rus- si in breakthrough to Ihe Wisla (Vis- The German Lommimiiuc said the Russians wcie advancing between the upper Bug River and he Wisla and that then Lwow girnson repulsed the Soviets in a counter-attack Twin advances by Maishal Ivan Konev's Fn.st Uki.unian Aimy group wcie flanking the fortress of 'rremysl on the north and south Continued I, Col. Infantry Diusion. and two regi- 'Ike'in France AN ADVANCE COMMAND POST. SUPREME HEAD- QUARTERS AEF. July 25 Dwighl D Eisen- hower Msited the Allied beach- head in Normandy foi Ihe sixth time todjiy to hold llth-hour confcicnces with Gen Sir Ber- nard L Montgomery and Lieut. Gen Omar N Bradley befoie American and British ground foices mciged in an all-out at- tack. Sgt. Gi iffith Harris of Coscob. Conn shoved a fivc-doJlai bill at the supreme commander and asked him lo sign it for a ihoit-snoiter collodion The gcncial joked about liad- ing a one dollar bill for the five .is he gunned and scrawled his n line Admiral Greenslode To Wed in Ohio FREMONT, Ohio, July 26-WV- Vice-Admiral John W. Greenslade, A, former commandant of the 12th Vnvnl District and the Weslern Sea 'rontier, now in charge of on the West Coast, and Mrs. Alma R Gunthcr. 59, obtained marnage license today Stationed at San Francisco, Ad- miral Greenslade, a native of Ohio, maintains K home here The marriage will his third and Mn. Giinther's oecond. She petition in Frt- mont. mcnts of the Thud Parachute Di- vision suffeicd casualties in a futile counler-altack, dispatches fiom the front said Other doughboys lowaid Ihe west made limited advances- below Ca- ronlnn and Less.iy. The Germans counter-attacked in those sectors. Relnys of hundreds of bombers paced the attack, .striking four to fixe miles bcjond the enemy's St. Lo-Peneis road line. The giound forces clashed through despite Nazi armor, including '52-ton Mark VI tanks which mount 88-millimeter guns The lank breakthrough was scoied on a fiont several miles wide M.my prisoners were seized. LINES SMASHED The tanks slashed thiough the Germans' fust line of defense and then through a reserve line and icachcd Germ in artillery positions in thc'lalc afternoon According to Hal Bovle, Associ- iled Piest. newsman with one of tht units the mitnl break- hrough was made along a front of 2V4 miles It was- spearheaded by- e-burning light and medium tanks on which doughbojs rode into the battle to pick off with rifles any meiny men who tried to cnockout the tanks al close range. Farther cast, other infantrymen, moving forward on a five-mile wide ront, advanced a mile and a half, captured La Chappelle-En- Juger, also belov, the highway from SI Lo to Pcrieis. German troops on the east flank meanwhile fought with suicidal fury trying to halt the Bntish- dmadian advance below Caen. The Ciermans tried to brace to avoid entrapment of their still in position along the St. Lo- Poriers line to the north as heavily- aimorcd Sherman tanks crunched Forward after a furious aerial bom- bardment had front line Nazi defenders Even though supported, immediately by heavy artillery fire, [he Germans were unable to beat wck the tanks, spurting shells and Dullets, and the American infantry- men aboard them who whooped in heir pleasure at riding into battle 'or a change KARRAGE ROCKS FRONT The whole 25-mile American front from St Lo west to the sea rocked. o the thunder of a tremendous illery ban age just before dawn. Dion came wave after wave of st- acking Marauders and fighter Continued Pace t Crt. t WHERE TO FIND IT CUmlfled Advertising 14 IS INttle 1 EdItorUI Cohnnm II Finance IS T Maekeniie _.., II SchHults IS MlUnlnr TlmeUble U' Clita   

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