Twin Falls Telegram, April 16, 1945

Twin Falls Telegram

April 16, 1945

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Twin Falls Telegram (Newspaper) - April 16, 1945, Twin Falls, Idaho Phone 1711 Telegram Business and Editorial Twin Monday April Roosevelt Laid Rest as Leaders of Watch in Sorrow opal Rites iat Grave se Garden ROSE VELT is mortal of Frank sevelt was commit ay to a simple grave ay garden of his jitate overlooking the lef the great of the new the ltf the supreme the leaders of con representatives of for ers were gathered ippened all went in i members of the Roose and the 31st president ited States was left 3 rest In his native soil loved so her EI and her ned to ned earth to dust to dust bur of the Episcopal book said against bund of West Point ca rge honor guard of sol and and fetches Sadly tit the official ch killed Roosevelt Ing heavily on his own watched sadly and re at the graveside as predecessor was low i the springgreen sevelt watched pa flanked by her Bon pteptttetfin the of garden which is 12 foot hemlock he floral pieces the figures of the world and iible neighbors of the banked on the north he It was a beautl which countryloving Roosevelt would have wooded acres listen e birds that chirped all Sthe In Garden before 10 approxi 00 persons thePresi government aasoci friends and neighbors in the to lined both sides of the prlme Minister Mack g of Canada stepped m the to lay a bouquet at the a close Roosevelt lough later a political op talked gravely with Ber one of Roose tosest 1 James of the Presidents half bro i led to the graveside and torn to page 4 lRuss Move Is Peace Plans Congress Will Hear Truman Declaration of Policy Today WASHINGTON OP President Harry Truman goes before a joint session of congress today to make his formal declaration of policy and to tell the members and the nation that he is counting on their support in achieving quick victory and lasting He returned Sunday night from Hyde where with other dignitaries and officials he attended burial rites for the man who preceded him as Franklin With his to begin his first full week in a new political era is ex pected to The journey to Capitol Hill will be Trumans second since he was sworn in He will speak from the well of the house at 1 11 Twin Falls time and his words will be broad by all major The diplomatic supreme cabinet and other officials will be there to hear the address which is expected to far toward cementing relations between the executive and legislative On he speaks by radio to the armed He will tell the fighting men and women like the late he is work ing first and foremost for an early victory and a durabel On that at he holds lug first press conference a meeting that will attract every correspondent who has credentials and who can wedge himself into the executive office Among them will be that group of capitol reporters to whom Mr Truman said earnestly last Frl day if you ever pray for me After his work really be gins hi He must build up his official family to carry om his while similar in objectives to Roosevelts will demand new Mr Truman is on the conservative side of the Democratic party ant the men who will have his ear un doubtedly will be new Those close to the old regime predict that there will be almost a clean sweep of White House personnel in President Tru mang first act was to ask the Roosevelt cabinet to stay on the But when he gets accustomed to the big oval office in the execu tive wing of the White he is expected to draw around him his own friends and One 3 Injured When Car Plunges at Blue Lakes One man was instantl and three others were iirjured plunged over the rimrock near the hairpin turn on the Blue Lakes grade on the north side of the shortly after 9 The dead ian Scores With juest for Molotov mov iternational events Sunday brightened prospects for suc jof the San Francisco world ity lier Josef Stalins decision id Foreign Commissar tov to the conference assured lolding of a little big three Ing in this country itish Foreign Minister An here for President evelts funeral is expected to i the first of a series of con gees with President Truman Molotov arrives far enough clvance of the San Francisco ng April 25 he and Eden will S the whole field of future policy with the new nber of the Big Other Itsuch a conference will be during or after San Francisco resident Trumans admlnistra appeared to be getting off to ood start in foreign relations than three days after Presi Roosevelts death had cast a w over the future role of erica in international affairs especially over the San Fran who earlierhad caused disappointment by naming his young ambassador in Andrei A for Russia at San Fran rvgraciously yielded to the new nerican Presidents request that rtotov be It was Trumans first move I step into President Roosevelts t on the Big It re led hia apparent intention of ntmuing for the time being the tcy of hia predecessor of dealing JUy with Stalin and Prime ster Winston Twin The injured Sixteen year old vKenneth son of Me Bridej who id suffering from cuts and bruises Oliver Me brother of the victim 200 Addison who is suffering from cuts and and Shirl Kirk of Blue Lake Twin who is suffering from a fractured right cuts and Two of the victims are confined at the Twin Falls county general hospital where their condition Is described as being Kenneth McBride was discharged from the hospital late Sunday Car 60 According to Sheriff Lee John son of Jerome and his chiei James who investi gated the the quartet started out on a fishing trip early yesterday In the front seat was Mc the and Shirl Within a short distance of the hairpin according to Sheriff is thought to have lost control of the which plunged over the rimrock and dropped 50 feet where it struck lava The car then turned over and rolled 200 feet to the bottom before coming to a McBrides body was found 50 feet away from the auto which was virtually His skull was crushed and his body Leaps From Car After the auto had left the road and while it was in according to the leaped from the machine andwas hurled against jagged Besides his the victim is survived by two the one that was and Virgil Mc who operates the west five point grocery store at Twin Falls three Murphy of West Los Annie Grimmett of Idaho and Troy Smith of Boise six WUbur and Ed ward and three Daugh Leoha Vlda Mangum and Alta Jur all of Twin McBride moved to Twin Falls last winter and formerly resided at Jerome in the Barrymore dis The body of the victim Is at Whites Funeral ar rangements will be announced Jerome county coro said no inquest will be Flier Sinks 3 Ships MANILA Dale former employe of the Los Angeles sank three Japanese vessels damaged three others off Borneo a farmer residing on Elizabeth it was learned Cummings was flying his fimt chief pilot of a reconnaissance Sensible Food Program Sought Ohioan Moves to End Muddled Situajtion WASHINGTON DP Chair man Thomas Jenkins of the house Republican food study promised Sunday night to inject some plain American common sense into the fight against the national food Charging that the food situa tion is muddled and he appointed chairmen of eight subcommittees to helpplan a sensible national food program based upon sound conservation and the fullest utilization of our re The senate food investigating committee has called agriculture officials from more than 10 states to testify The committee is emphasizing means of helping cattle feeders and of wiping out the black The OPA and the War Food Ad ministration are studying plans to boost feeder WFA may decide this week to pay them a direct and OPA has been asked to set a guaranteed floor price for live The floor price was recommend ed to OPA Administrator Chester Bowles by Kenneth Wherry and Hugh Neb Jenkins said the members of his committee include some of the bestinformed men in congress on these subjects among farmers and those familiar with re fishing and the consumer Standing Room Onlyfot Nazis at Heidelberg THOUSANDS OF GERMAN captured by the Seventh army hi its drive near tax the prisonofwar en closure to the limit as they mill about the com This scene Is1 being duplicated through out the reich as the once powerful Germany army reels under Allied International Strike Tokyo Again Fires Still Rage From Last Raid GUAM of the largest fleets of Superfort resses ever to hit Japan struck at metropolitan Tokyo for the second time in 48 tiours today Monday and returning pilots reported that fires from Saturdays strikes still were raging early this morning in the Japanese TheBr29s encountered thunder barrages ot Japaneseanti umeouslyat industrial targets in Jie southeastern corner of Tokyo and at industrial suburb to the Todays like Saturdays was made from level of between 000 and Fires Uncontrolled The B29a hit industrial targets in both It was in cendiary strike against Japans ninth just across the Oama river from Radio Tokyo recorded by the United Press in Sanf rancisco said fires started in Tokyo raged out of control for more than seven and that the Soviet emb bassy had been burned which in previous raids by hundreds of Superfqrts has mentioned only 60 to 80 said that approximately 200 Su perforts took part in the latest Flying singly and in small for mations the B29s forayed into the skies over the capital for about two hours and a be jinning at and con inued to predawn Monday Tokyo Claim SO Shot Down The raiders perpetrated indis criminate bombing chiefly in the southwestern area of the metrop olis with incendiary Tok claiming that 50 of he raiders were shot which had a prewar topulation of is an indus trial suburb of both Tokyo and Please to page CoL S British Refuse to Show Film of Burma War LONDON British Press association said Sunday that the war office has postponed indefi litely showing of a film of the Burma made under the upervision of Frank because it does not justice to the part played by British Group forces in Burma are pre dominantly but the film vould give the idea that they were learly all the press association Fliers Find Jap Airmen Easy Targets ABOARD MIT SCHERS FLAGSHIP via Navy tP American pilots returned from the de struction over 160 Japanese planes during suicidal attacks on our Okinawa invasion force thoroughly convinced the en emy is scraping the bottom of the barrel to man his motely airforce in this Theyre just damned poor pilots and I didnt see one at tempt to fight Marine flier who shot down three bomb one fighter and probably a fourth They fire a gun that looks likea but quit after yotfgttne Then you and they godown Donahues story of encoun tering obviously inexperienced Jap pilots was duplicated by dozens of other elated airmen of this fast carrier task force which has destroyed at least 211 enemy planes in the last two Trapped Okinawa Japs Hurled Back Yanks Seize Another Isle in Kerama Group GUAM and Army field artillery broke up three more desperate counterattacks by the trapped garrison on southern Oki nawa island as forces occu pied Keufu island in the Kerama group to the Admiral Chester Nimitz announced to day The counterattacks were launched during the night of April 14 and following two other breakthrough attempts Friday and earlier At noon Nimitz American lines in the southern sector near the islands prin cipal were As the Armys 24th corps fought off the doomed garrison of some marines of the amphibious corps continued mop ping up Resistance was slight except on Motobu peninsula where out outflanked ijroup of Japanese were putting up stiff Nimitz announced that our troops occupied Keufu in the Kera the main islands of which are already under on His communique gave no details of the The main Japanese garrison was still being pounded by big naval from Pacific fleet units off ihore and by carrier and land ased aircraft as well as field artil Reds Gain on Berlin Front Foe Admits New Russian Advance LONDON Ger man radio reported Sunday night that the Red army was attacking strongly east of 23 miles northeast of and had thrown men into assaults on a 45mile Oder front where the violence of fighting was rising Supported by more than 200 tanksv the exceed local op said the German news bureau commentator Max We cannot yet say whether it is going to grow Into an offensive of The heaviest points of pressure In what might become Marshal Gregory Zhukovs knockout drive for Berlin in concert with the western Allies were identified as East of which lies 22 miles northwest of seven miles West of the Oder and only 23 miles Berlins metropoli tan boundary due west of Kuest rin where the Russians were be lieved in the Seelow area 26 miles east of Berlin northwest of Frankfurtand south of that city at Nazis Suffer New Defeats While the Soviet command maintained absolute silence on events before Russian armies heaped new defeats on the battered German forces on the ex treme ends of the eastern Marshal Feodor Tolbukhins Third Ukrainian army stormed and captured the key junction of Poelten 31 miles west of Vi winning a railway base for a drive through the Danube val ley toward Bavaria and Berchtes the latter 128 miles Marshal Rodion Malinovskys Second Ukrainian army north of the Danube sprang a trap on large enemy forces trying to flee Vi captured Viennas north bank suburbs of Floridsdorf and Korneuburg and completed a front beyond the Austrian capital with the Third Ukrainian Yanks ReCross Elbe in Mighty ush for Berlin 1st Advances South of Capital To Within 77 Miles of Russ Ones Loss of One Bridgehead Disclosed Truman Asked to Pardon 50 Mutinous Sailors SAN FRANCISCO director of the National Negro Sunday night wired President Harry Truman asking a full pardon for 50 Negro sailors convicted of mutiny fol owing the Port explosion last July which killed 322 The Negro sailors were con victed by Navy court re ceiving a total of 588 years in prison for refusing to work on immunition ships after the tragic Son of Kaiser Aged German Field Marshal and Prewar Nazi Propaganda Chief Captured by Allies He saidhe didnt mind to the upstart AdolfSsaid he had served 13 months with ft A St Ninth army poured a mount ing flood of guns and men into an expanding new Elbe river crossing 51 miles southwest of Berlin today resuming a drive on the reich capital halted temporarily Saturday when the Germans forced the Second armored division to evacuate its bridgehead near As the Germans stiffened on the direct road to the American First army tanks spearheaded eastward south of the city to within 11 miles of a junction with the and the American Third army fought up to the approaches of the great communications center of Headquarters lifted a fourday blackout on the battle for Berlin to reveal that the Seconds tanks and infantry which crossed the Elbe last Thursday had been pulled back on Their food and ammunition was exhausted hi a 48hour battle with special Nazi shock battalions mar shaled for the defense of the capital and their bridge was repeatedly destroyed by artillery Forming a new combat Isaac Whites Hell on Wheels division swung up the river and yesterday recrossed the stream into a bridgehead pre viously established by the 83rd infantry the Barby 15 miles southeast of The tanks and infantry already have punched four miles beyond the Elbe to within 51 miles of Berlin and dispatches said the bridgehead was bulging with new North of the Fifth armored and 30th in fantry divisions of William Simpsons Ninth army massed along the Elbe for new crossings on a 50 mile were as close as 46 miles West of The 84th gaining 32 advanced to within six miles of the Dispatches said that had rushed fresh new into action and that the last lap in the race to Berlin would Three Divisions Join Three tank divisions of Lt Courtney Hodges First army and George Pattons Third were linked in an almost solid force ramming a into the Nazi defenses south of Berlin on the way to a meeting with the Red The First advanced IS miles as it neared splitting the German lines between the bypassed city of Leipzig and Dresden to the Hodges Ninth armored division tanks were only 34 miles west of while tothe northwest other of his forces cap tured the great Leuna synthetic oil center west of Leipzigand battled into pivotal An unconfirmed Swedish dis patch from Berlin reported that spearheads of the Third army had reached The Third army tanks were skirting the northern fringes of the Czechoslovak ore bypassing town after as they reached a point 76 miles northwest of Troops oa Pattons southern flank in Ba varia seized the Wagneriari mu sic center of Bayreuth and fought within 13 miles of the western tip of Threatened Alexander Patchs Seventh army opened a blazing offensive along Pattons lower flank toward He sent three infantry and two armored divisions streaming across tha Aisch river and late dispatches said they were swinging an aro around the reaching within War Wives Hit Prison Romance IP The war wives of Del were up in arms Sunday over the failure of authorities to suc cessfully prosecute Adele Sophie 42yearold Girl Scout recently quizzed ty the FBI in connection with an al leged romance with a Nazi pris oner of In an openletter published In the Pueblo some thirty indignant Del Norte wom en protested what they termed were attempts to hushhush the Their letter read part the war wives of Del Norte feel that our husbands are fighting in vain when Sophie is allowed to entertain Ger man war We are not Impressed by the romance of the We are impressed that Miss a trusted member of our gave aid and comfort to an enemy of our Miss Weiler was recently held In technical custody by local au thorities for reportedly keeping company with a Hans who much to the embarrass ment of Army could seem to come and go at will from an internment camp near Del No charges were lodged against Miss Weiler and so far only minor disciplinary action has been taken against the Houdinilike have captured two nobles of the old imperial reich and a leading prewar Nazi front reports revealed Sunday Field Marshal August von 95yearold command er of German armies who in World War I drove the Russians rom was taken byAllied roop9 to whom he appealed to lave his chickens from liberated Russian radio reports Prince August Wilhelm of Prus 58yearold fourth son of Kai ier Wilhelm Kaiser Bill f World War captured lear He was a leading Troops of the 89th divi rton yesterday captured Man red chief Nazi progapandist in the United States from 1936 ture by the Americans since I dont consider myself in any way connected with any acts of Nazi Baron Franz von preHitler chancellor of vice chancellor Hitler and later ambassador to Austria and had been cap tured in the Radio Luxembourk said that Prince August Wilhelm was cap tured at Friedrieshof castle near He was a Nazi party deputy In the German reichstag and a group leader of the Nazi party He was one of the members of the old Hohenzollerh royal family to devote wholeheartedly to the Nazis and at one time be fore the war a fnmlly squabblo reportedly threatened over his dei Zapp was taken at Bad Berka on the Third army He had been working in the Ameri can section of the German foreign office and his office was in the process of moving to Bad Berka when the Americans swift ad vance paused them to change their Zapp formerly headed the Transocean News He was expelled from the United States in 1941 for failure to comply with the alien registration He as serted he no longer was in contact with Nazi Corres pondent Robert Richards and said he could give no clue to the whereabout of Adolf 3app told Americans he had lost favor with the Nazis when he re turned from the United He the army in Russia and recently was because of his ad vanced bad been little heard war In he predicted a war with his principal foe in World War and he lived to see his prediction come true to Germanys Allied troops found dressed in his faded old in a Can you do something to stop the Russians from killing my chickens the aged man asked his Also reported captured was Al fred wealthy munitions The American broad casting station Europe said the munitions king was seized at hia mansion in the Nazis Say Berlin Suburb Periled Capture of Potsdam Reported Imminent STOCKHOLM firmed Berlin reports reaching Stockholm late Sunday night said American troops were before Pots a suburb of the German capital and considered part of the socalled greater Berlin heavily bombed during the last 48 lies about IS miles southwest of the center of Berlin advices to Stockholm said it was expected that the town Potsdam will surrender in the coming To the the Berlin spokes man American Third army tank after entering thrust 35 miles farther to the northeast and sent patrols into the suburbs of cap ital of Dresden lies 50 miles southwest of Russian positions at Muskau on the Neisse river south of The Berlin spokesman was quoted as saying that contact be tween the American and Russian armies in the Lausitz region is within The Lausitz district lies between Forst and The Weather By United FreiH Twin 39 Boise 62 35 Chicago 38 16 Los Angeles 74 52 Pocatello 35 Portland 64 47 Phoenix 40 Reno 23 Salt Lake City 61 20 San Fraacigco 45 Seattle 47 Washington 51 West Yellowstone 50 23 15 miles west and of The Canadian First army cap ured the Friesland capital of Lieeuwarden in northeastern Hol land and drove a 15mile wida wedge up against the North sea coast as the British Second army opened an allout attack against Please turn to page 1 Drive to Liberate Bordeaux Opens PARIS of the crack Trench Second armored division stormed into shattered Royan Sunday splitting the Ger man pocket on the north side of he Gironde speeding a Trench sea and air o free the port of An aHout offensive opened to ree the important port by wiping tut the Royan pocket and the ointe De Grave pocket across rom it at the south Bide of the Gironde 800 miles behind he western The French armored troops drove into Royan after a day in which a French battle mpre nan American heavy bomb ng planes and French and Ameri an artillery had shaken the Bay f Biscay with their bombard COUPLE MACHINEGUNNED PHILADELPHIA a t S T ex and Mary mother of two hot to death in their apartment police by a kiHcr rho used a submachine gun with ;