Twin Falls Times News, April 22, 1945

Twin Falls Times News

April 22, 1945

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Twin Falls Times News (Newspaper) - April 22, 1945, Twin Falls, Idaho uuiaml A Regional Nfcwspaprt Serving Nine Irrigated Idaho Counties Auierleatt pi the south qiettiiaS the area of blrt near Bewhteagaden Where slake lit hut Official City and County TWIN APRIL 1945 Audit Banali OlwntaHotn AieoolaUd Pnu ind United Pnit PRICE 5 RUSSIANS FIGHTING 285 Prisoners on Water at Rupert Other Methods if Needed April and water diet continued here tonight for 285 German prisoners of war at the Rupert camp who refused to work on farm lands in southern and Dott commanding said bluntly Other methods will be used if the inmates wish to continue their Colonel Smith said that 35 of the group Involved were in the guard some of them in solitary con He described them as of the more dyedinthewool type of nazt who still retain their ideas of the superiority of Hitler and the third Those in the guardhouse are sleep ing on flooring with one their cots having been removed Sleep Outdoors The other 250 who balked have been placed behind barbed wire and are sleeping on the Like their fellow prisoners in the guard house they have one blanket Action against the prisoners was taken Thursday after some 250 pri vates had refused to work alongside noncommissioned They are given all the water they wish to but the bread they receive has been reduced from the usual amount they are Tonight Coldiiel Smith reported that the prisoners had made several overtures through picked represent atives seeking to return to their bar Unconditional Surrender The commanding colonel indicated that he would accept only uncondi tional surrender from the strikers and those who were regarded as the He that the picture was changing rapidly and that it was possiblethat the strikers would be back in the fields Colonel Smith and ninth service command officers at Satytake City said the that the strike occur red on Hitlers birthday and on the days before and after it was Just Dworshak Asked Probe Henry Dworshak Friday asked the provost marshal at Wash ington to investigate the camp after receiving a telegram from Grant Twin Falls and Wil liam Detweiler of Re publican candidate for governor in who owns a 390acre reported that none of the prisoners assigned to plant onion sets on his place showed Sets were left in the field and Kunkle said he was disgusted with the whole prisoner of war farm work stating that when they do come to work 20 of the prisoners do the work of only five As a re sult he said that well be lucky If we get 75 to 80 per cent growth out of our spring plants and that means a big loss in this part of the coun News of the strike spread Comments from those who heard it favored speedy action of any type necessary to end the In most instances there was praise for the commanding officer of the camp who put the strikers on bread and took cots put most of them out From Harry attorney a Legion offjcial came The prisoners jBiupert AT SCOUT Falls Atnerican statement id at the with 1 Diets Strikers SMITH commanding officer of the Rupert POW ordered a bread water diet 285 Ger man war prisoners after re f used to work on southern Idaho He confined the ringlead ers to the rest to a enclosed Staff Picture on page five Termed by the Leslie Snake River Area council as a thing that could only happen in a free an estimated 800 Boy Scouts and Cubs from over the Magic Valley Saturday night par ticipated in the annual Boy Scout circus before a jammed high school gymnasium Fully to saw the The Rolls opened the featured the accom plishments of Scouts and a brief talk in which he declared that when war started the Scout movement was disbanded in Ger many and in A free group of boys such as these could perform only in a free he A demonstration such as this is the mark of a free Swinging into their stride imme diately after the council president concluded his the Scouts and Cubs brought applause fromi the crowd on numerous all groups performed in a manner which was a credit to the clown units brought gales of laughter from the crowded Also coming in for their share of the laughs were the youths who did the heavy work in the dancing elephants Featured also during the show was the Boy Scout made up of Scouts from Twin with Charles Ratcliffe as and the drum and bugle with Francis Scoutmaster of troop as Cub feature during the evening was a demonstration of setting up exercises with Young as ring Other acts included an ex hibition of wall scaling with Bothne as ringmaster a demonstra tion of first aid fundamentals with Walt Walstrai as ringmaster a clown of worst aid with Kent Tat look as ringmaster a dramatization of the steps in the development of communications with Ver Cox as ringmaster an exhibit of types of Continued on Column SHOES If you can get any good out of these you can have Thats what Ralph lo cal shoe has been hearing periodically since he es tablished his shoe repair business here six years A stock pile of more than 100 pate of shoes has accumulated in that The entire lot will be turned over to the Allied national clothing campaign before the drive ends April And all the shoes will be in wearable feel that the people in wardevastated Europe can get more good from them than any one Turner said Saturday No Coat Needed Where He Goes NEW April 21 ver was condemned to die in the electric chair but his concern was for recovery of his The coat had been taken by it was worth and he wanted it he wont need an over coat where you are Judge Jonah Goldstein said in im posing a death sentence for mur OF COLLECTED Castoff clothing came into its own here yesterday nearly four tons of the poundage col lected by local Boy Scouts was finally tabulated in the basement of the Results of this oneday drive by 75 Boy Scouts and Cubs were posi tively Arnold chairman of the Lions club collec tion stated late yester The Scouts and the younger Cubs met at 10 yesterday at the shell in the city park before starting the campaign which took them down nearly every street in the donated by local mer chants and the followed each As the trucks started coming back to the library with their all of us knew that someone was wrong when they that all the castoff clothing in Twin Falls had previously been turned in to the various collection Crossde Twelve four supplied by the aided in transporting the clothing to the The regular collection depots throughout the city are pretty well filled Cross All of us connected with this Scout drive wish to thank everyone for their wonder ful It was April 21 Henry late to day reported satisfactory contribu tions under direction of the Wom ens Society of Christian Service of the Methodist church and LDS church Donations in the Murtaugh area were being received at Shortys Prisoner Rescued April Donald son of and Donald formerly listed by the war department as a prisoner of war held by the is now reported as recovering from shrap nel wounds in an arm and thigh in a army hospital somewhere in Edward Babcock will not accept the nomination of mayor even by some remote he should be elected when voters of Twin Falls go to the polls here Tues day to name their chief Babcock was runnerup to Mayor Bert Sweet in the primary three weeks ago and the day following the election declared he did not desire to enter runoff with the incum bent official Sweet lacked 50 votes of scoring a clean majority over Babcock and another Signed Stalemate A few days after his first an nouncement Babcock dispatched a signed statement to City Clerk Charles Larsen in which he de clared that he wished to withdraw from the runoff State law that Larsen certify the names of the two high men in the and Their names will appear on the ballot Asked what action he would fol low should he be nominated at Tues days Babcock replied I have as a candidate and therefore am not elec Wouldnt Serve While I do not believe there is any chance that I be elected Tuesdayin view of my stateihent of withdrawal from the I will say that I do not desire the nomina tion andif I should be elected will not serve as Political observers viewed the possibility of Babcocks election as remote and very but should it they would happen He would be official nominee for If he to serve he would have to submit his The office would be declared va election would have to be called All of they added up to extra expense for the for the taxpayers who foot the Judge Tries out Car In Case Speeder April 21 judge took a dare and truck driver Mike of Akron shelled out and costs on a charge of speeding 50 miles an hour through two safety Kusmik told Judge Robert Hoffman the vehicles top speed was 40 and dared his honor to try it Judge Hoffman took him The truck made Kusmik Missing in Action April and Carl received word from the war department Saturday that their Dale is listed as missing in action in A group of officials and members of theHazelton la bor camp sponsoring commit tee through which war pris oners used for farm work are declared flu Twin Falls last night that no blank et complaint been made against the setup in their Their issued by Pat and Bert Bar secretary of the followed a complaint by one farmer in that area that led to a telegram being dispatched to Washington asking an investigation of the strike by war psioriers at the Rupert POW The statement follows The farmers of this locality gen erally realize the difficulties Inci dent with the use and management of this type of labor and appreciate the fact that the personnel at the Rupert camp and the ninth service command are now and have done in the everything possible to cooperate with the contracting agencies and the farmers in an el fort to get the work For the most part work done by prisoners of war in this area has Continued on Page Column 1 Sad Day No Good Hose In Town Now The first Twin Falls womenable purchase a pair of nyloh or rayon in the city will feel a lot like Catherine the Great of who historians wore the tost pair of silk liosershe will feel like a queen and she most ceir taihly feet great to the whole thing happens to be that no nylon or the exception of two pair of the anywhere in the last A TimesNews survey proved that sad fact by The reporter told to get the story received more indirect answers than a chicken lias Grandma Stuff Are ypu kiddin Another asked to question repeated twice and thtm I thought that was what you Onedealers sales after laugh ing at such a silly re You should see the stockings we do have in The checkup mlady is not too particular whatcoversher shapely there are plenty of stockings for sale in Twin Dont Like cm 1 But dealers were perfectly honest in admitting they were getting few calls for The stockings on hand were cotton mesh at35 cents a One probably conscience called back to admit that he had one pair of black queens All in the TimesNews check up of the Twin Falls stocking situa tion resulted in reports from eight All eight said that we put our stockingsout for sale moment theyre when shipments arrive at local stores fall on different so if mlady wants a pair of stock cotton must FLASHES of LIFE By Associated Press CAT April If 13yearold feline could talk he4 probably pull the Mark Twain gag about news of his death being When he failed to appear and Benjamin Har rels found a carcass in the storm stewer that looked like he was buried in the with floral wreath and But Tom came back Hed been locked in a neighbors DROWSY SANTA April 21 Farmer Schruder said he didnt feel obliging when a stranger opened his front walked in and asked for a match but when the man crawled into bed and dropped off to Schrader lost time in yanking him out and showing him TIRE HILL 21 Buell Shives of foreman at Hill loaned his spare tire to a stranded motorist who promised to return it Shives but no Then he saw in Hill fields newspaper an account of a motorist who borrowed a then couldnt return it because the slip Of on which the benefactors name and address were written had gone through the family Now Shives has Ills tire PLAN AT PARLEY April 21 Charles today urged unified western backing of the feder al bureau of reclamations five billion dollar postwar pro gram as a method of bolster ing reemployment of veter and expanding fainn in come to insure postwar pros In a speech before the conference of governors of 11 western states the Idaho executive declared Failure to maintain proper farm prices or to expand our farm production will as surely as I stand an othejr depression with its lowering of morale and the frustration of the hopes and the ambitions of our peo We need more not to build the greater United States of the Vast Irrigation Gossett said there is sufficient water in the west to Irrigatean ad ditional acres of area which he declared is greater than the present irrigated addition to providing supplemental water to additional vast The postwar I am out lining would create new purchasing power totaling two billionannually for the products non western Gossett said in emphasizing the nationwide importance of the Approval Urged He urged the western governors to declare our approval of additional reclamation development as the so lution to our postwar adjustment We can pledge to do our utmost in harmoniously working out differ over the utilization of the interstate our respective we extend our fullest coopera tion the in working out many and complex problems attendant to carrying out a program of this vast scope April 21 fifth andBritish The eighth armies quickly toppled the great fortress city of Bologna and swept on 1 0 miles northwest in pursuit of German troops fleeing for their lives across the Po Mark Clark told his 15th army group that the fall of this ancient city of which through the winters bitter fighting stood as a defiant German symbol of represents to us the beginning of final victory in Troops smashing into the city met only light resistance and by tonighf the great pursuit of the Germans was well under San 10miles northwest of was overrun and Polish troops went on to score northeast of the Members of the 34th and 9 1 s t divisions entering Bologna touched off a great victory celebra tion among tens of thousands of joful Crime in Idaho Shown Declining April 21 w Number of cases of major crimes disposed of by courts in Idaho de clined from per popu lation in 1939 to in the census the cases declined from 594 in 1939 to 241 in Convictions were obtained against 510 persons in 1939 and against 181 in 1943J Say Germari April 22 announced Sat inday night that red tanks had burst four miles inside the flaminlp rubblestrewn streets of Berlin in an overwhelming sault on the threequarters encircled nazi whose ol ficial reports were running 24 hours behind German announce did not immediately confirm the dramatic flash from dooh ed But a Russian dispatch filed hours before said red army entry into the nazi capital was The Soviet higfi command said that veteran Russian who have marchedLOOM miles from the gates of Moscow in one of the greatest military I comebacks in were engaged in fighting at Berlins skirts and had captured Enkner on the citys eastern limits other fortress suburbs three to 16 miles from the capitairl Raining warending blows on a beaten the Russiafci by Berlin s account also irreparably split Adolf Hitlers great er reich into two completelyisolated areas in a development as as the red armys entry into the A This left the terrorstricken and shell and bombpocked1 city without any escape routes to the south and presaged Ifl imminent linkup in force with American reports from Paris said Americanand Soviet patrolsalready had seven PolishRed Pact Is Bad Parley Sign April 21 Warsaws announcement of a friend ship treaty between Russia and the Russiasponsored Polish regime threw into high relief tonight a statement by Cordell Hull that the present chance for world reorgan once may There was no confirmation of the Polish report but it was ac cepted a probably and a dark shadow over diplomatic prep arations the San Francisco United Nations conference opening April and women from 46 united nations gather at San Francisco Wednesday to draw a plan aimed at pre venting future pi spite of anything may there is no way to guarantee that war will not break out or more of the great military powers decides to go to Moscow communist party says Is clear that if strongest nations of the world finda com mon platform for the protection of be peace on If this common platform is not ho clause in the constitution of any organization will Thus two things will be of para mount importance at San Francisco The good will with which the 46 nations and particularly the great the prob lem of working The kind of machinery set up to solve disputes as they or If that put down by The delegates to San are charged with working out a charter for a world league to prevent As a starting they will have the Dumbarton Oaks drafted by representatives the Continued on Fmge Column 7 Gloria Vanderbilt Marries Stokowski NEW April 22 Vanderbilt di Cicco and orchestra conductor Leopold StoKOwski were married today in The announcement was made by Otto of law firm of Koegel and who issued the following statement Reginald an nounced that her Gloria Vanderbilt and Leopold Stokowski were married in Mexico Gloria was divorced from Pasquale di Hollywood actor in Reno 21 WASHINGTON the Pacific war twaVimarked small American gajjis throughfteayflisrdli fended Japanese on ern The American flag wis the over le liOOO yards off planted and stripes atop Mft overcoming furi ous The tiny is being mopped On southern high ground in the hill 178 sector changed hands several times as the fortunes battle swung side to The hardhitting Yank ground forc es were heavily supported naval army and marine artillery and carrierbased Japanese night air raiders two central Americanheld on central Okinawa but damage was In the southern Mtirds joined Yank doughboys on Mln danao island in the fight against the The form one of four guerrilla divisions fighting in the wild Mindanao coun The Yanks gained ohthethree fronts on Island of the secured a road hub 32 miles inland from their drove a Japanese force into a marsh area and fanned out in Lanao New Bomb Travels Faster Than Sound April 21 new rocketpropelled power bomb which is faster than sound was announced A communique by the Ui strat egic air forces and the miralty said Rocketpropelled conceiv ed by the were lused by B17 Flying Fortresses of eighth air force in their attacks against Eboat pens atIjmuiden The bomb was designed to pene trate thick layers of concrete and it is known that several hit and pierced the massive roofs of the and are believed caused consid erable damage to facilities Three of Suribachi FlagRaising Survivors Visit With President Trunian at Washington April 21 only three sur vivors of the famous little group of marines who raised the flag on Mount Suribachi went to see Pres ident Truman late They handed him the first copyoff the press of the 7th war loan poster made from AP Photographer Joe Rosenthals epic picture of the flag Then the men told how they hoisted the stars and stripes into on a piece of Japanese pipe they found on top of the Although there were six men the only five are shown The survivors who saw the President are Ira member of the Pima tribe of Indians Rene and Pharmacist Mate John Ap He still is on crutchesas a result of shrapnel wounds through both legs a few days after the The other three In the were Mich ael Franklin The three survivors were brought fromthe Pacific oh President They will make personalappearances in the 7th war loan drive which starts May BRADLEY GAGNON The treasury is printing copies of pos in addition it will appear on thousands of billr boards jrtd in newspaper ads duringthe bohd caught in a battle which the said never has ed in as w the Baltic ports out areas of was compMely off from the the German reports tuv ifernaps ftussfeff i German anttj locked in the dea which German swore to defend to its lastruut The said big gd siege guns Were hailing Potzdamer Platz in the t Berlin the capitals surviving three million civilians h cellars or manned street Berlins thrown into the struggle wounded were pouringinto from the wrecked Swarm Streets the shellcratered heart the city word camejust before night that Had i trated into the capital from swarming streets of the leftwing ji working class districts of and Admass of Russian and Infantry was aboutW four miles from the heart of1 around Berlins famed cal The Germans have their units sians In the Berlin plement to Moscows The ground is thousands of and much booty has befehj tured and many prisonersHaTtii Russian bombers arid struck massive blows from Jthe at centers of and down 62 German planes aerial HISTORIC MEETING April 22 mal announcement that cans and Russians have jplne central Germany 4s expected few and there are indjT the ninth army chosen force for the ing with the Red Associated Wes with at repp timing of great R1 through now why army has been sitting river west of the since April The ninth army the power to have mai lin within 10 days of its the Gallagher f erred to the expected Juiyitl Continued m Big Burma OIL Menaced southeast Asia wmii tonight that British troops npw tbreatonT central Burma antf may be within With ;