Twin Falls Telegram, April 20, 1944

Twin Falls Telegram

April 20, 1944

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Twin Falls Telegram (Newspaper) - April 20, 1944, Twin Falls, Idaho t v S V fnow In higher Jf cooler The Temperahtre 55 Wf 2 INTBBN4 S SBRV1CB Twin Thursday April 1944 Price Five Cents Nazi Europe Reels Under Record sault by Allied Planes Aircraft Coastal Fortifications Hit in Mighty Reads LONDON to allied the atest assault in air war rocked Adolf Batters jaean fortress from Paris to Poland with an estimated tons of bombs hi a 30hour eastwest aerial invasion that ended at dusk Wednesday The offensive far exceeded in intensity the greatest pre fmis record of March when planes dropped an iS A IgNewBatde Knminent on do Beachhead Germans Rush Up Reserves Patrol Activity Increases ALLIED Naples UP A new battle for the Anzio beachhead appeared im minent Wednesday night as pa trol thrusts by both sides grew bolder and more frequent and the Germans brought a sudden influx of reserves into Rome from the The big guns back of the front line were bombing at an ever swelling another forerun ner of major and relative quiet on the Cassino front for the fourth straight day indicated that the center of activity had shifted Nazis Reoulsed Four times the Germans at tempted to raid British positions southwest of Carroceto Tuesday making two feints in the morn ing hours and then following through with two heavy assaults In the Both were brok en np by a combination of mortar and rifle On the opposite flank of the an artillery duel broke out when the Germans pot wind Of American and Canadian prepa rations for a patrol sortie and laid down a heavy Nazis Stream Into Rome Allied reconnaissance noted the heaviest flow of German troop Nuid supply traffic into Rome in tftost of it coming in via estimated tofcs As Dday an average of 216 British and Russian planes Roared over Europe every pounding aircraft plants and rWlway junctions and coastalforti fications with an estimated 316 tons of high explosive and fire bombs every 60 Record Bomb Total More than RAF planes dump an alltime rec ord tons of bombs on French railway targets and Nearly American heavy bombers and fighters make a sixpronged assault on aNa zi fighter plant at Kassel and five aircraft parks in the losing seven planes Five hundred or more heavy bombers and allied light and fighter escorted by hammer the French invasion A mass raid by Russian longrange bombers on one of the largest rail centers in Europe These mighty assaults followed raids Tuesday on Ber system f rxan the ealing that the Nazis have re lin and northern France by Amer ican and British The total bomb tonnage was im possible to assess since the strategic air force in Europe has not revealed the weight of destruction loosed on Nazi Targets Left in Flames The heaviest RAF force of Lan caster and Halifax bombers ever dispatched against occupied terri tory left huge columns of smoke and big fires sweeping the im portant NoiseyLeSec and railway yards and workshops on the putskirts of and railway iv 15 radio Russians Hide Underground Over Two Years ODESSA men and women of the Russian army of the some of whom lived two and one half years In an underground city hollowed out of the lime stone foundations of this Black sea came up into the sun shine Wednesday to tell one of the most amazing stories of this In dank chambers and pas sages dating back to the time of Catherine the the parti san army of about and about 3000 other refugees lived out its siege until the victorious Red army returned to sweep the Germans and Romanians out of the city above By day they clung to their refuge 75 to 160 fet belowthe By Alight they sallied out for quick forays against German Parties of wo men went out to forage food while the menfolk killed the They had printing wireless hospitals and kitchens to support their varyingpopulation which was swelled toward the end by 50 Slovak and four French Lor rain deserters from the German army in The Germans and Romanians never dared penetrate the only dropped bundles of gre nades into the entrances from time to The entrances were so small that one man with a tommygun could have stoou off a The parti sans bought weapons in the open market from the enemy Navy Reclaims Famed Warship For Active Duty PORTLAND famed old battle ship relegated to the scrap is comtag back to Port land a proud vessel about to take an active part in the Word was received here Wednesday that the reduced to a bulk at will put into a repair dock in The Navy has the vessel after it was sold to a private firm for There were no details given on the type of duty awaiting the battlewagon of Spanish American war but Navy officials said she would be con verted to some type of active war Russ Seize More Nazi Key Points Drive on Sevastopol Continues Army Resistance Stiffens LONDON UP Russian led by veterans of the 250day siege of Sevastopol in Wednesday captured several powerful German strong points guarding the approaches to the great port cityr while in southeastern Poland the first Ukrainian army stemmed strong enemy counterattacks in the Stan islawow area on the road to Moscows broadcast war com indicating that enemy resistance had stiffened on the twelfth day of the Crimean cam failed to announce the cap turfe of a single town by troops ol Andrei L Teremenkos mari time army or Feodor L Tol bukhins Fourth Ukrainian army who had won more than communities in the previous 1 It was the first time since January 15 that the Moscow bul letins did not announce the cap ture of any Enemy Driven Out In the Sevastopol direction our troops continued fighting durini the course of which they Pakin and Hul islands in the the enemy from several heavi Carolines and hit enemyheld fortified defense Moscow Front dispatches said a furious New Blows Batter Enemy Bases in Pacific Navy Bombers Blast JapHeld Atolls Flanking Truk PEARL HARBOR tinuing the methodical reduction of Japanese bases flanking Truk bombers raided Pon Farm Security Fight Resumes f Georgia Senator Calls For Restored Fund Marshalls with 42 tons of explo sives Admiral Chester Niihitz announced Mitchell bompers of the Sev enth Army Air Force carried out the attack on while Navy search flying singly struck Pakin and UluL It was the third bombing in as many days for and the fifth consecutive day that Pakin and Ulul had been raided in the ceaseless effort to pound down the enemys island installations surrounding the huge Truk Mitchells of the Seventh search planes of Fleet Airwing Dauntless and Corsair fight ers of the Fourth Marine Aircraft and Navy Hellcats partici pated in the Marshalls A fire was started at one The pilot and gunner of a dive bomber was forced down at sea by engine but they were picked up by a Reich Orders Alert on Mile Coast Warns Against Surprise Berlin Admits Peril of Giant Invasion Smash French Civil Parachutist Attack Predicted by Laval THIS PHOTO taken from captured German and included in a Army movie being shown to war gives an idea of the huge guna the Nazis are preparing for use against Allied invasion This giant weapon dwarfs the workmen inside the Internationa those oftbombed miles no est of Laon JSritish anks Seize Nazi Camouflage Suspicious Gunners Load of Hay ASHTNGTON ers who didnt know that ng for a needle in a haystack L American specialty learned itter lesson when they camou some Mark IV tanks with of the war department tried the scheme on and it might have of paratroopers mortar hadnt bulky shape of tank interested of North rk that haystack led his Ken wlth a shell so rget that several were blown tanks over ay Fire three rounds Smith or Stiliha of pid sent particles of all over the up in and ttoke cleared three seen shoveling dirt high ex killed two Germans f the Close found three other which were to that attacks against rail centers would be intensified in coming weeks in order to dislocate the movement of troops and materials to the in vasion The Paris radio said that 400 persons were killed or injured during the RAF raid on the great er Paris and said that one Paris suburb vpas completely de stroyed and that the inhabitants be evacuated to Paris Roaring out from their British bases shortly allclear had been sounded throughout Eu nearly 8th air force Flying Fortresses and Lib escorted by a like number of fighters from the 8th and 9th air attocked Ruhr valley Despite excellent huge American air fleets met only slight opposition from Nazi fight although some bomber groups over Kassel reported tangling with 100 to 150 enemy Antiaircraft fire also was on a reduced a communique WASHINGTON an nual fight overthe Farm Security through which the federal government extends finan cial aid to half a million farm was renewed Wednes day in the Senate appropriations subcommittee on Richard Russell announced he would hold out in the committee for restoration of FSA funds which the House cut out of the agricul ture department appropriation bilL The House made the cut on grounds congress never specifi cally authorized the FSA pro Russell argued there was adequate authorization in the ori ginal BankheadJones farm ten ant But to make doubly cer he he is honing to at tach such authorization to a Houseapproved bill now pending in the Senate agriculture commit tee before the agriculture appro priation measure reaches the floor of the Senate Russell said FSA now has outstanding in loans to small 3000 End Strikes at Detroit War Plants RAID ALERT UP London ght had its second In two but frhour alarm appar without incident as failed to penetrate DETROIT INS Strikes at two Detroit war plants which had kept workers idle ended Wednesday when the afternoon shifts reported for At the GrahamPaige motor a company spokesman said the strikers there heeded the pleas of officials of the United Automobile and returned to the Officials the Aeronautical Products corporation said the aft ernoon shift reported for work de spite a strike of 600 employes of the day Famed Polo Player Dies in Air Crash German Report Denied LONDON meeting has been arranged between Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President and there are no arrangements for Churchill to meet Marshal Josef it was said authoritatively Wednesday in denial of German broadcast re NEW YORK Thomas wealthy sportsman and internationally fa mous 10goal polo has been killed in England in an air plane members of his family here were informed Wed He was 44 years Waiteft to Give Keynote Address Choice Silent On Plans for Speech CaL Earl Warren of California Wed nesday night declined to give a preview of keynote speech he was scheduled to give at the Re publican national convention by his selection as the conventions temporary His selection as keynoter waa decided by the committee on arrangements at Chicago earlier in the Asked what he would stress hi the the governor said he didnt believe reporters at a press conference would like to hear the speech then and at the con ventionHe declined to express himself on chances of the Repub licans to defeat the Democratic national emphasized he had not yet received the formal invitation from the Republican national but said if they ask me to do 111 do He said he understood the tem porary chairman and keynote speaker of a national party con vention expresses as he sees them the objectives of the con battle was in progress arouix Sevastopol where the Russians are attacking under a blazing sun along a 21 mile line curving around a 100square mile bomb blasted enemy Moscow gave no indication where the newi est gains were Fighting Rages hi Poland The Moscow midnight bulletin said that troops of Marshal Greg ory Zhnkovs army were en gaged in a major battle on the Polish end of the where the Germans threw large infantry and tank forces into the attack yes terday for the second successive Military experts here be lieved the Germans might be mounting a major drive to prevent the Russians from breaking through toward Lwow the short est route to The Russians hold towns as close as 40 miles northeast of while at Stanislawow they are 70 miles Moscow said that the enemy attacked the Russian lines east of Lwow and that a fierce battle began in which various localities passed from side to Soviet supported by artillery and killed nearly Germans and destroyed 12 tanks and selfpropelled guns to stem ming the Moscow said that Soviet fighter shot down 13 of a fleet of German bombers whichattacked the Russian Bus Drivers Challenge Bevins NoStrike Rule Famed Idaho Aftei Downing 21 Planes to Army Gear Attributed to Boys ranginer in ages from six to i2 have been taken into custody for damaging amphibious craft and other Army ve hicles assigned to war areas at the Army motorized depot police announced George Bengley of the Richmond deoartment said more than 20 amphibious craft Were seriously and that considerable Quantities of equinment and precision instru ments on vehicles and craft were cither broken or stripped from the LOWER TAX PROPOSED WASHINGTON UP Harold Knutson Wed nesday introduced a bin to lower the cabaret tax to 10 per cent from the present 30 per cent which he said was forcing night clubs and other entertainment centers out cf LONDON TIP Labor Minis ter Ernest Bevins drastic new no strike decree was challenged just 24 hours after it was by members of his own Transport General Workers union as some London bus drivers and conductors staged a lightning strike in protest against their summer operating which was to have become effec tive The issued only Tuesday as a sequel to the recent wave of unofficial provides that Allies Smash Through Jap Line to India Base British Regiment Rescued After Epic Defense Fierce Barrage Paces Drive SOUTHEAST ASIA Ceylon and Indian in bloody bayonet fight have broken through Japanese road blocks and re lieved where a surrounded English Home Counties regiment held out against enemy attacks for a it was announced Wednesday Tanks and artillery reinforcements for the Kohima gar rison were reported moving down the road from Dimapor after the initial breakthrough LONDON Ger man high comand spread am urgent alarm along mote than miles of European coast from Arctic Norway the Spanish border We ordering its garrison on the alert to repel a gigantic AlMed amphibious assault that might strike at any place at any accora ing to Stockholm advice Wednesday The Nazis emphasized the im minence of the threat depart ing fioin their customary scorn c8C Allied admitted that witS air and naval superiority the affifia had succeeded in marshaling vast shippingfor without Fear Surprise Blows The Allies success or failure is largely dependent on their ability to achieve said Bexlln dispatches appearingin Stockholm In tins of considerable more importance than the time of the landing jjg whether the Allies succeed in foot ing the Germans regarding the Echoingthe alarm of MB Ger man French poppet gov ernment chief Pierre Juoval of France warned Frenchmen in broadcast that clouds of parachutists wooM descend on to East accomplished by an Indian Rajpoti patrol and British specialist A fierce artillery fired from range against a 150squareyard area of the siege paved the way for the relief attack and when the infantrymen broke through they found many of the Japanese or too dazed to offer effective Three Positions Seized Sixty miles to the tank led British troops were driving the Javanese invaders of Jtfaniour state farther beyond the Imphal seizing three enemy defen sive positions and threatening to throw the entire nipponese ex pedition to India into Only at a point southwest of the Japanese had developed a threat to the Manipur capitals dirt road connection with the AssamBengal was the enemy stffl maintaining strong A violent battle had been underway in that sector for two daysi but the British were holding Jaos Thrown Bade Belated dispatches from the Kohima front revealed that the garrison was relieved over the fomenters of illegal strikes may be j weekend after putting up an epi imprisoned five years and fined or Curtin Sees Victory SAN FRANCISCO UP Prime Minister John Curtin of Australia arrived Wednesday en route to Washington and London war conferences and expressed confidence in the Allied capacity to defeat Curtin was ac companied by Sir Thomas coordinator of Allied land forces in the Southwest and Sir Frederick secre tary of the Australian department of defense Duane Bee fighter ace I m the European Kr number of enemy has been mlsa ion since Aprtl MB l Beeson of Boise by the war department No details were been one of bt fighter pilots of Last news dta from credited him wtth Jtt American pili air force before transferring to the United States army air Only a few weeks ago he had written his mother that he had hoped to stay on as a pilot to par ticipate in the big al though he had long since com pleted the minimum number of operational over enemy While details art in U jheUoved Captain Beeaon waa abet down during the April 5 operations when squad rona of American fighter planes pierced deep into Germany RaU Ditches Golden State Limited KANSAS Scores of passengers on the Rock Island railroads Golden Gate Urn The Gallop Poll British Voice Satisfaction With Churchill by 86 Per Cent Majority By GEORGE GALLUP American lutftvte of PabUe the British House of Commons recent ly gave the Churchill govern ment a 425 to 23 vote of confi It was accurately reflecting the present attitude of the British public toward the prime This Is evidenced in a survey by Institute of Public American Institute affil in which Britons continue to Wednesday when a rail broke and Six can jumped the tracks on a curve 33 miles northeast of Plane Found OP Wreckage of an Army be be BS4 missing since it from March Field SJ officers was as prime by an over whelming 86 per cent represents a seven percentage point decline In public approval of Churchill since 1943 What is perhaps even more sig nificant on the eve of the invasion of the European continent that a large majority 78 per cent in Britain express their satisfaction with the way the government js conducting the sharp con trast to sentiment right attar fall of Tobrufc when more persona said they were dissatisfied with the way the government was conduci defense for a week against re peated Japanese attacks from all Sharp fighting continued in the Indo Burmese border area east and south of Imnhal and in one clash Indian Gurkhas killed more than 250 Jaoanese attacks Monday night on allied positions near road junction 25 miles southeast of were it waa an Enemy planes drooped bombs on the imoerial shot down one of the enemy air craft and damaged Allied fighterbombers destroyed three more Jap fighters and damaged three others over the Tamu 30 miles southeast of PaleL Attack in China Honan Ra3 Junction Objective of Drive Prance to dtattuy eeek the cooperatiott Predfcfa CfvS War branded thcst who and against meats that tfee Allies might have toe means of establishing en the continent a nerve center hot that troops of two crack swift ly developing a spring offensive designed to clear central attacked the province railroad junction of Chengchow east and north Wednesday and were expected at any time to open coordinated at tacks from and southeast A Chinese communique said that after opening their drive in the Chengmow sector east of the Japanese attack ed at dawn Wednesday from Chis at the south side of the Yellow river bridge seven miles northwest of At 15 east of Chengchow and the same distance west of the Japanese were thrown back with heavy cas ualties last night after an all day the communique re The Japanese are seeking to clear the northsouth Peiping Hankow and eastwwest Lunghai railroads which meet at Cheng if a were gained the outcome of the would not be decided until German mo bile reserves got in The Germans continued to fess confidence in the Atlantic walT and Its seasoned defenders but Adolf Hitlers Voeftischer r quarters said Admiral Hart Defends Pearl Harbor Defense SAN FRANCISCO UP miral Thomas re who returned Wednesday from three weeks of extensive travel in the discounted cockandbull stories about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and denied tbat sa botage or espionage were responsi ble for the inadequate defense of Hawaii on Hart said the attack bad been investigated to death and nothing to cast any disciedit was dis As in this surveys in Britain include a scientifically se lected crosssection of the voting Present approval of the prime minister is shown in the tabulation of replies to the follow ing question Do you approve or disap prove of Churchill as prime minjjrter The results Approve Disapprove Uncertain Public sentiment on the ques tion of the governments conduct j martials would take of the war was measured through out Britain as follows Are you satisfied or dissat isfied with the governments conduct of the war Following are results of the present survey as compared with those of and of right after the fall of Tobruk that it was apparent that the first objective was the said to have prated photographs of a purported fortification line wen behind the The pictures showed the constroetioB of huge toweling many stories into the Stockholm In Britain the in vasion Dwright announced that Hoyt Vanderberg had been appointed deputy cammand erinchief of the Allied expedi tionary air succeeding William wbo was assigned to an as yet unannounced Government Charges Liquor Black Market LOS ANGELES INS Thv government cracked down on as serted black market Kqaor oper ations in southern California Wed nesday as two corporations and 29 liquor were named in federal conspiracy Veteran Railman Dies POCATELLO CUP William j JameS RoOSCVelt Thomas assistant superI intendent of the Idaho division of the Union Pacific died at ftis home here Wednesday Ennis was stricken by a heart at Marine Promotion WASHINGTON MarJae tack shortlv after he returned j Corps headquarters revealed Wed home from a Pocatello nesday that Jasses He was bom in of the President and a wet He was first associated eran of several major battles IB with the Union Pacific in j the1 has been promoted to when he was employed bv the j rank of full colonel one company at Gleans Mkhix above his previous Tragic Destruction of More Vessels by Own Fire Revealed WASHINGTON tTP The war i down in the Catania It did department disclosing that American transport f not neveal how many if any were shot dowii over Sicily a matter for the Announcing that the in Today 1943 17 After To bruk 42 IT congressional own gunfire j Use war Department The incident occurred only three War Infemation Director BtapfifU j nights after 23 American transDa vis aim jeed he would port planes and 410 men were lost i with Army The Weather Max Hit similar circumstances over garding the in the OWl sa Belated disclosure of the an4 OWI CutUt SS Tortj IteOTer S7 Ojden 34 Reno Rt Twin Falls Wwhtagton 23 XI S2 tragic episode m Sicily agreed on revised war 1 publiouun in Drew formation policy umter wldcb VI Round theatf cosamandeata column of that a recud to release of nitahjn idfeniity inftaattle newa 4 4 AUted transport f mittiary plcs3 ajj rjy i Mm the meat couM be to htett JM as teipblnar that ItitV Ht British planes also wen shot mistaken ;