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   Portsmouth Herald (Newspaper) - June 27, 1944, Portsmouth, New Hampshire                                Weather Forecast Pair and warmer. Herald temperatures (past 34 high, 86; low, 59; noon to- day, 86. VOL LIX., NO. 231 H., TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 27, 1944 Continuing The New Hampshire Gazette Established October 7, M56 Co P" 9V copjCfC dtllTered TAKING UP THE GAVEL as permanent chairman of the Repub- lican national convention today, dtp. Joseph %V. Martin of Massachu- Ktts declared that the GOP would an enduring peace." BRITISH WITHIN THREE MILES OF CAEN; CHERBOURG ALL OURS Today By J. M. ROBERTS, JR. (Substituting: for DeWitt Mackenzie) Capture of Cherbourg comes about js expected, after the Germans did everything possible to delay the massing of Allied strength for a ireak-out from the beachhead. In Russia, too, things develop as expected, and with .tremendous speed. While envelopment of the Baltics nay be expected as part of the of- fensive. today's developments also point, to the possibility of a favorite Sonet play. While one army heads toward the Lithuania and Latvia by ray of Polotsk, three others drive toward Minsk 'through Orsha, Mogi- lev and Bobruisk. This may be a masterfully-con- ceived campaign with two objec- tives: to get into position for the Baltic cleanup and yet, without go-. ing out of the way. to provide a aorthern anvil against which a drive from the Gomel-Kowel area could crush all the Germans remaining in Use pocket southeast, of Minsk. A new Russian map of the front shows the Red army considerably larjier north and west toward than was announced last spring. The line runs from a point lightly northwest of Kowel, about 150 miles east and slightly south of Warsaw, back to the Dnepr near Gomel, and then almost north to the new Mogilev-Vitebsk bulge. As this bulge develops it will help form one of the great pockets in ihich the Russians love so well to catch the Nazis. There are other reasons for be- I liering: the offensive will gradually be taken up by Red armies to the j south of Zhlobin, as. on a great scale, j It already has developed southward 'ram Finland. i As the Minsk area is enveloped, I ihe great farthest-west, salient at Kowel may be pushed on to Brest- i Litovsk while the great armies east of Lwow and lasi take up the fight. Eddy Gilmore, AP Moscow cor- respondent, emphasizes that Rus- sian preparations on the parts of die front he has visited exceed any- thing he has ever seen. Last year he told me the same thing about the drive which began July 12. Which means last year was just a preliminary, compared with this Krnrner's plans. Two interesting facts pointing to early blows in the south are con- nected with Gilmore's report. All of his recent trips outside Moscow, so !ar as we know, have been into the Ukraine. So the Ukraine must be the scene of great preparations. And the Germans report that Poltava, in the Ukraine, is our eastern shuttle- bombing base. Council Passes City Budget by 6tol Vote Tod ay The Portsmouth city council by a vole of (j-l'this morn- ing passed through its third and final reading the 1944 mun- icipal budget calling for the raising of by taxa- Councilman Kennard E. Goldsmith I that this budget calls for an ap- [yfls hhp Inne rticcpnt-pr rjrCoriation of nnlv SBOfi. smith, who was absent at the coun- cil meeting last Wednesday evening wnen trie budget was passed through its first two readings, ex- plained his stand saying: "Pour councilmen, including my- self, as members of the council fi- nance committee spent many nights conferring with various city departments to work out this bud- get. I recall that our four-man committee voted unanimously Li fa- vor of a budget appropriation' of Sl.OOO for the Seacoast Regional Development association. I now note Martin Takes Gavel Chicago, June 27 Rep. Jo- s.eph W. Martin of Massachusetts took up the gavel as permanent chairman of the Republican national convention today with a declaration that his party would "save constitu- tional government at home" and "build an enduring peace." Martin, minority leader in the House, told the- delegates the "day of reckoning" was at hand for the New Deal because people" are "tired of bungling and fumbling, waste and extravagance, arrogance and bu- reaucratic dictatorship." Even some Democrats have rebelled, he said. "We have seen the head of the Communist political party in this country. Earl Browder, merge his party with Sidney Hillman's CIO political action committee in a drive Objects to Salaries "Also, under the item of recrea- tion in the miscellaneous division of the budget I object to the sal- aries listed for- supervisors and I also would like at this time to ex- press my disapproval of the em- ployment of persons frcm outside Portsmouth as playground supervis- ors. I think there are plenty of Portsmouth young men and'Vomen who could do this work. "I recall that our committee also approved a S55 a week as the salary for the supervisor of the play- ground recreational project. The payroll I saw last week called for S60 a week. "With the rest of the budget I am in complete accord but I object to these points and these .are my reasons for voting against passage of this measure." Councilman Samuel A. Birt took the floor and said "I remember. Your Honor, that we agreed on for the regional association, Who clip- ped Mayor Charles M. Dale replied that S500 was the amount appro- priated last year and that it might Continued on Page Eight Rescue Party Rides Down Grand Canyon Russo REPUBLICAN'S OPEN 1944 NATIONAL Dw ight Green of Illinois gives the welcoming address from the speaker's platform (center, middle background) as the first session of the 1944 Republican national convention-Is held in Chicago. Delegates are seated In foreground, with standards marking various state delegations, (AP Yard Floats 15th 16th '44 Subs for a fourth term Roosevelt, and the for President election of a Grand Canyon, Ariz., June 2 (AP) A second rescue party pre- pared to descend by muleback to- day into the depths of Grand Can- yon hoping to save by means of .a harpoon gun and a sectional- wood- en boat three army airmen who Day's Almanac TucMlav June 27. 19-14 War Time Sunset pro Sunrise am High Tide pm Tomorrow am Moon Is ne-tf PAIR Today's Herald Amusements 7 Cartoon 4 Classified Ads 7 Comics Crossword 4 Editorial 4 Events S Gleanings 4 Gunnin' 6 Hampton Here There 4 Kittcrv 2 Kittery Pt- New Castle Newington Newmarket Personals Public Forum Radio Rationing Sports York Congress that will be subservient to the will of those he went on. "It presents a vital issue of this campaign. Do the people want these radical organizations, with their avowed purpose to remake America, j to control the presidency, to secure i a 'rubber stamp' Congress, and to j dominate our government? Of course they don't." i "The first thing the Republican j party will do when it comes into i Martin said, "will be to re- store to Congress its responsibility and function." I Labor to Keep Rights Labor-will retain "all the essential rights and just privileges it has Martin continued, while; agriculture will be assured "a com- j Continued on Page Eight Me. Jury Views Death Bedroom 2 Ellsworth, Me., June 27 3 ter seeing the bedroom in which 3 i Mrs. Erma Johnson, 30. was shot j bailed out of a heavy bomber, and landed on isolated Tonto Plateau, 500 feet above the swirling Colorado river. Four seasoned park rangers and Continued on Page Eight The Portsmouth navy yard, still' stepping up its production pace to 17! bring new furrows to the brows of Axis leaders, yesterday afternoon sent its loth and 16th 1944-built submarines into the Piscataqua. The two vessels, the Piper and Threadfin, were floated from the new drydock. Sponsor for the Piper was Mrs. Charles W. Wilkins. .wife of Cap- tain Wilkins. USN. commander of a submarine .division in the Pacific. Sponsor for the Threadfin was Mrs. Frank G. Fcx of Evans ton. 111., who Continued on. Page Eight Portsmouth Will See A Circus, But Where? Portsmouth will see a circus July 17 but just where it will sec it is a, question. At a recent meetinjr, the council voted to grant a license to Wallace Brothers circus to play here otv that date and to rent "the old city off South street for that purpose. Contracts to that ef- fect have been signed. At a meeting this morning the council voted, on motion of Councilman Kennard E. Gold- smith, to instruct the city clerk to "make every endeavor to per- suade the circus to sta.gc its show at some other location" because complaints have been registered by residents of the area near the site already agreed upon. The circus officials, since they have a contract, can in- sist 'on that site, the council agreed, but the clerk will try to persuade them to move else- where voluntarily. State GOP Delegates Unite to Back Dewey City Council Garapan Crumbles A f I i Authorizes As baipan Invaders POOI closure i Tho rnnnfil rV Shell Jap Capital The New Hampshire delegation to the Republican national conven-1 in Chicago, announced last night'after a'lengthy session-in the hotel suite of Gov. Robert O. Blood that it would cast its 11 votes for Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York for the GOP presidential nom- ination. Before the delegation was polled, only two of the New Hampshire dele- gates had been pledged to Dewey, Arthur Holden of Hanover, profes- sor-emeritus of Dartmouth college and Thomas J. Manning of -Man- chester. According to a report -of the As- sociated Press, the group did. not announce its preference for the vice presidential nomination. During the meeting, which was a closed session, Atty. Frank J. Sulloway of Concord was named j national committeeman, and Mrs. Edward D. Toland, also of Concord, was reelected national committee- woman. Sulloway, finance agent for the Granite State Republicans since Nazis (By the Associated Press) Garapan, first Japanese capital city to feel the shat- tering weight of U. S. land artillery, is crumbling under at- tacks of American marine and infantry troops who invaded Saipan only 13 days ago. to death, a superior court jury was w ready today to hear evidence .in the speed of the assault against this capital of the Marianas islands indicated the city, as of today, may smallboats already are shuttling across. The Japanese were too busy with the land foe boats. to smother the The city council this morning, on motion of Councilman John Burk- hardt; voted to authorize its com- mittee on city lands and buildings to close the municipal swimming pool on Pierce island until such time as it is put in proper condition for use. Fireman Finds Purse Stolen From Woman A handbag containing in cash was recovered late yesterday afternoon after Mrs. Byron Jenness "At present last year's stagnant j of Rye reported to police :that the 1937, defeated Manning to succeed Robert P. Burroughs of Manchester. Burroughs some time ago announced .that-he would not serve as commit- teeman; another four years. In the race for committeewoman Mrs.' Toland was opposed by Mrs. Nellie Chase of Concord, chairman of .the Women's Republican club of Concord, and by Mrs. Grace Batch- elder of Hanover. Huntley N. Spaulding of Roches- ter, former New Hampshire gover- nor, was chosen honorary vice chair- man of the convention delegation yesterday' morning by Governor Blood as delegation chairman, Bur- roughs as national committeeman and Mrs. Toland as national com- mitteewoman. Other assignments announced by the delegation were Manning to the committee to notify the presidential nominee; Harold L. Fairbanks of -Newport to the committee to notify the vice presidential nominee; and former U. S. Rep. Arthur -B. Jenks to the rales committee. Sulloway, in addition to his elec- tion as committeeman, was chosen by Governor and Mrs. Toland for permanent organi- zation work during the convention. By the Associated Press American divisions cap- tured Cherbourg completely before dawn today and on the Allied left, powerful Bri- tish forces advanced behind' sheets of artillery and naval fire to within three miles of Caen, herding seven German divisions before them and en- gulfing four towns. Moscow reported the .entire 100- mile German forward salient in White Russia around Orsha, Mogi- lev and Bobruisk appeared to be collapsing under tremendous pres- sure of four Red armies- and Rus- sian air fleets massed from four fronts. Vitebsk and Zhlobin fell yesterday and the Soviets beat with- in 85 miles of Minsk. The Russian momentum may well carry to the Bug river flowing through Brest Litovsk. Berlin said the new eighth Am- erican army corps had landed on the Cherbourg peninsula and taken positions in the southern sector, perhaps for a drive south to cut off the Brittany and secure such fine -ports as Brest, Lorient and St. Male. A. CBS broadcast from Normandy'said the American captured prisoners yesterday pushing the' invasion total beyond Vitebsk, Zhlobin Taken A few hours before General Eisenhower announced the fall of Cherbourg after five violent days of .Continued on Page Eight Baseball Tonight Portsmouth baseball fans fin- ally will get a chance to see their favorite sport tonight after more than a week of bad wea- ther. Sunset league officials an- nounced today that the USO War Workers and the Kidder Press will clash at the South Playground tonight In sched- uled league encounter at 8 pm. It will be the first game played here since Sunday, June 18 and the first league game since Fri- day, June 16. Every game since has been rained out. Council Allows For 4th Celebration water still is in the Mr. Burk- hardt told the other members. key has been lost so that the pool cannot be drained. But since school closed there have been droves of youngsters using the pool .on every sunny day.1'1 _The councilman from Wa'rd 5 also told the committee that repairs are 7 i murder, trial of her "husband, Wal- 4 ter, 41. be in Allied hands. j while fighting in China, India and! needed because "youngsters have 6 The jurors were taken to the care- Toky0 radio, jumping two days i Burma swelled to new climaxes, Gen. broken up the buildings beside the ,L-or-  south. Attorney General Prank I. Cowan eramost of Monday. declared, in outlining his case, that Mrs. Johnson was shot as she lay in bed, and that Johnson had in- formed Gushing, his employer, that his rifle had been discharged acci- dentally while he was cleaning it. Mrs. Johnson's son, Ellery Law- rence, 9, testified in municipal court that Johnson, after a quarrel with his wife, "pointed the gun at mama and it went off." TonighM featuring f THE 12 RHYTHM-AIRES CITY HALL AUDITORIUM DOVER, N. H. LARVEX Protects Clothing, Furniture, Draperiei, Rugi, against damages of This fairly large fleet inflicted no damage. Tokyo said in its bland way, but 16 Allied planes were downed. No Allied report confirmed these claims. AP Correspondent William Wor- den told of weak enemy resistance to the terrific bombardment which softened Garapan for the foot-sol- dier attack. Admiral Nimitz followed with a report which said Americans already were scurrying through the southern part of the town, which accommodates a population of Nimitz' forces made 'secure the j southern half of the island with the capture of Mt. Tapotchau and Kag- man peninsula. The peak lying east of Garapan permits ar- tillery domination of the whole is- land. Kagman peninsula sewed up control of Magicienne bay, chief Saipan anchorage in -which U. -S. nounced formation of a far eastern i rafts in the pool." air, force, a sure sign the Southwest Continued on Pap? Eight In other routine business at this Continued on Page Eight bag had been snatched from her hand by a youth as she and her husband walked along Pleasant street near the TJniversalist church. The pocketbook and its contents were intact, apparently dropped or hidden by the purse-snatcher as he fled searchers. It was found un- der shrubs iri the garden of Andrew J. Buzzell's home at 142 Court street, by Carl Akerley of Islington street, driver of the aerial ladder at the Central fire station. Akerley was called in on the search by Police Continued on Page Eight PLUMBER and' STEAMFITTER ALSO EXPERIENCED HELPER Fred L. Wood Co. TEL. 156 65 BOW ST. Portsmouth's "biggest and best Fourth of July celebration ever" was one step nearer reality today after the city council, at its meeting in city hall this morning, transferred from the contingent fund to irom. Boston will be presented the same time at the South Play- ground. Everyone Invited "Everyone is. invited and are .urged to bring their children'to _ help defray expenses of the noli- i the "playground "Tor "the day program. Ira A. Brown-, city building m> spector, is in charge of program arrangements Jor the affair, work- ing under the jurisdiction of a council committee made up of Frank W. Hersey, chairman; Glenn A. Race, Samuel A. Birt and George Bridle. The holiday program, all of it open free to all residents of the c.tv will start at 10 am with a bi- cycle parade and will last until 8 pm. The bicycle parade will start in front of the Elks home or? Pleasant street and proceed to the South playground, led by mem- bers of the high school band. Two bands will furnish music during the day, and band concerts will be staged from 2 'to 3 pm and 7 to 8 pin. Professional vaudeville Brown declared today. will be something doing all the time, a sports program is planned, there will be bottles of tonic and ice creams free for children under 12, James M. Culberson. and, his playground supervisors, will assist at the field, the rest -rooms will be open, and. a nurse will be on duty all day. In addition to a gucrd stationed at a parking place for bicycles." The entire playground will' be opened for persons' to enjoy basket lunches, and a food concession stand also will "oe set up to provide light lunches. Schedule Ballgame At 5 pm the Portsmouth Sunset League All-Stars will play a team Continued on Page Eight THE FIRST AMERICAN plane has landed on Saipan here it is! Thanks to the spectacu- lar ipeeji with which the took over the job of getting the newly captured and vitally important Saipan airfield in shape, the torpedo .plane was able to flv in from a. not before it had mixed with the Japs. The gunner was wounded and marine sentries stand by he is taken from the plane. Inset Is a small map of Saipan upon which fighting is still hot, although Americans are now in Garapan, the capital city. Thk an official U. radiophoto. (International Soundphoto) New York, June D. R. is re- ported to have under construction, a private super-plane to carry him in comfort to any point on earth. Its cost will be with the plane including elevator, dining room, bedroom suite, kitchen and bath. What, no nine-hole golf course or a movie projection That, however, is less than the cost of .a B-29 Superfort. But what the taxpayers want to know is how they're goinY to keep Eleanor, out. of. it After all, the First Lady has never been to the South pole to. feed herr- ings to good-will glass to the inha- bitants of Zululand. There was a time in the think it was during Mil- lard Fillmore's when the electorate was shocked to learn that their chief executive had gone nigh-hat and installed a tin bathtub in the White House. Oh, well, with super-plane like this one, maybe Franklin D. intends to become director. general of the world and cover the entire territory regularly. In which case he might fool us, turn the presidential super- plane over to Mr. Wallace and let Henry start delivering milk all over ttu   

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