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   Clovis News-Journal (Newspaper) - May 9, 1944, Clovis, New Mexico                                Wolfe Is Still Needed In War NEW MEXICO aHlATIST i Brake and Light SHckm Wirt Due May jjnr I 33 NEW MAY Ma lew Ills Sic fi m D odgi i lex Officers lovis at right nro pictures of lii6 ol the officers at Iho Clovis Air Base and a brief sketch each Is given n r WOOD jnf M fiu ElSOl lime ffou Born in West Curtis Wood received earlv education in psl After finishing his school education he attended ilicord Slate Teachers College d Virginia Business Af r completion of liis schooling chose general constructive work YOI his In February 1938 Wool went to Aviation Cadet and the follow Ji j year he received his commis of 2nd Twentyfive months his army career was spent in re Hawaiian Theater of Opera qualified DR Navigator and gunner the Colonel no back where aviation Wood arrived at the Clovis I rhy Air Field on January Gth and very shortly after nsstim the duties as Director of Train n ardent sportsman the lonel still considers flying his MAJOR HOFFMAN 1EHKINS MAJOR JOHN SMITH IHfiRKB KUBSAM RICHARD JOMJURN M i A L lov a vat fvoiite lul MAJOR HOFFMAN A and a business man in life in military life he assumes many important a crediable personage is I the n feorn in aipril Major Hoff received his early education rW Muncey and then attended jeckely College at Due to the valuable experience the field of Aviation he entered Army with the commission of on April La he attended at the Sec hd Air Force locat Iat After mpleting Officers Training he was transferred to Field and assigned as As stant Base Operations Officer and shortly after was appointed tperations VWhen transferred to the Clovis rmy Air October gtajor Hoffman was immediately a triple task Opera Technical Inspector the Plans and Training of present time Major Hait ian is Director of Military Train Major Walter Hoffman and Hoffman reside in 11 PERKINS Captain a versa e and ingenious the Di ctor oC Ground Training on e Clovis Army Air Previous to his entry into the Captain Perkins was a Pro otionul director and Designer of nnd motion picture pro His talents have noi been since his entrance into ie The designing of the inactive Service Mens Clui on 10 Clovis AAF was done by Cap in also the Generals of Prelnvasion Air Offensive in 25th Day Americans Hurl Planes Pound Japs in Pacific ce In El Cfptain rklns is also credited with Ihe LJimpetitive program now couduci l in Iho Training Nips Are Repulsed In China By RICHARD BERGHOLZ Associated Press War Editor Japans farflung forces pounded by heavy norial blows the length of their Pacific de were set hack in their faltering Indian cam paign and were repulsed by a sharp counterattack in Chinas northern Hoiian The Wake IslniulSanni area in Dutch New Japans closest to the new allied airfields Jit was blasted with 295 tons of ex an allied communique reported while other planes rippetl enemy defenses in tho Schouleu Islands MO miles forther northwest for the third time in 24 Fighters from llollaiulias airfields assisted by clowning nine Japanese inter Other allied planes pounded tar gets offNew Guineas west tip and hit New with n 53ton Wolcai in the Carolines was bombed and three freighters of a fiveship convoy were sunk 175 miles of Marines captured the oncepo tent Cape Hoskins airdrome on New Britains northcentral without enemy Central Pacific landbased bomb former base miles east of the for the second time of the war Seven Japanese planes were shot threo more probably and two were In the far Pnramushiro in Iho look a dnyllghl strike from Navy Ventura Allied southeastAsia headquart ers reported the Japanese now are on the defensive on the India Republican in West Virginia Heat to Torrid State Primary By The Associated Press5 A battle for control of the Re publican parly organizations in West indirectly Involving delegate candidates who have announced of Thomas Dewey of New York for the presidential added heal to a torrid primary election in that state Chief protagonists were Ray mond wealthy Chnrlestpwn who Is one of three candidates for the GOP gubernatorial and Walter commltteeman and chairman of the national convention arrange ments Funkhousor reportedly had the backing of several of a group of delegate candidates Who an nounced openly for in to unseat who fa vors an unpledged The delegates elected today will pick the national the before Chicago conven tion opens June Republican voters were choosing 19 delegates from a field of 49 13 of whom arc open ly for There also was some strong sentiment for John Bricker of The democrats picked 18 delegates from a list of candidates almost solidly for a fourth term for President Roose velt The democratic governorship i ace overshadowed governorship lhat parlys with Hush former United Stales sena battling with Circuit Judge I cjovis I Alter the completion of his Cad1 Burma front and hove left moie f Captain Perkins was Hum 750 dead on the Kohnna bat ifigned to Arizona PS in northeastern India in On his arrival at the lovis Army Air Field some Souths ago ho assumed duty as a sharp clash May In all sectors around the Tm Broadview Fire Causes Great Deal of Damage phal plainWP have obtained local j Clarcnre Meadows of Blackburn Walts of Charles and Grovor Mclook for tho Meadows reportedly has Ihe backing of the aelminisliu tion of Gov M M Holts bitter political Noely was un opposed for the democratic con gressional nomination in first Base Operations Ihe communique said Il In addition to his more profos talents Captain Perkins a grear baseball and las played on the Air Base Offi Ilrs team each JOHN SAI1TH Major John Director Flying and one of the lutstandlng airmen stationed at i Impluil is GO miles south of Ko Chinas hardpressed troops ral lied to the defense of the anc ion t city of Loyang and base diiven the Japanese invaders had the Yi river south of the Honan Chungking said Ihe enemy is within six milts of SE10 8 In Ihe republican Funk houscr was opposing Mayor Boono Dawsun of backed by llallnnuns stale orgun and Ihe Dmled MintWork and William McKinley Ganl Wuynn agricultural vocational louche Dcwcys principal known adver sary for tho republican presiden tial Governor Curry Return from Santa Fe Eight boys out of flic Curry youths who look their physicals in Santa Fo were accepted into the Navy into tho Army one drew limited and four were Those taken by Ihe Navy were Raymond 1005 Mitchell Earl 12th Audrey 123 Gidding CarlosBrow lf17 Axtoll 50S Hinkle Mack Dorvell Vrain and Berry Those taken for the Army wort William Melroso Ches ter 80 Wallace Ben Lubbock William D Pun Clovis John Melrose Fern Bellvicw James Bellviow Karl Melrose David Grady and Charles Bert was accepted for limited sen HO and Paul Iwo Dewilt Melrose Ku gono and Joss Da wonrejected Selective Service is Making New Draft Program lontgomery Ward Vote Union Issue Slated Today Selective puked up pledged m Ohio loda while demo mill vot1 fmiihlng Service turn lies May is putting the lo a new Pio 00 ing Planes at Nazi Bases By AUSTIN BEALMEAR May 9 American air force based in Britain hurled nearly pianos at Europe today in the 25th lay of tho nonstop preinvasion air smashing1 at airdromes in Belgium and A great fleet of Flying Fortresses and Liberators and their escorting fighters struck 10 separate targets in the three coun airfields and tliree railroad yards handling German war setting the pace for a series of widespread Judging front channel today may be the heaviest day yet in tho huge air It was the 16th straight day of heavy bomber operations anc the third time in as many days that including al will an Notices o Farmers Are jn Mail Today The first group of notices lurry county 2C under 2G fears of to report lo Santa Fe pr their Army are in pe mails Ihe local board fcid this i Notices are going lo every Cur ly boy in this as all their physicals between now nd June the board Otto repeated ibday that the board does not May 9 hoi employes ut Montgomery Ward and Company want a CIO union to represent them in collective bar basic issue in a labor dispute which led to fedeial ure of the mail order house was being answered today as workers i voted on the Approximately employs jo were eligible to vote in the elect ordered and under supervisun of the National Labor Relations 3is of that state were choosing a 1 grurn clarifying Iho status of man dolegallon which will cast 52 votes and in suppoil of a fourth term nom This gives Brickor 50 del egates compared with 261 thus far SKK i probably ho end of Tho new now being dis Police Start Drive Against All Vagrants with stale draft ill be called and to define for occupational defer ment more Conferences being held with slate officials A butane gas fire which broke out Monday afternoon ata garage iclonglng to Earl Bonoy Ir and iburned ifor many liours caused thowgl It wai learned this There were no serious The fire started about 3 in the course of transfer of 1000 gallons of butane from dual tank truck be longing to the Fcngas Company o Clovis to an underground storage tank at the TheClovis Fire Doiparlmon was called to the Fire Chief George Maddox reported thU morning that Ihe precise cause o the not been determined Ho pointed out lhat butane I highly und can bi ignited by any tome or sparl within reasonable Butane is highly potent compress ed natural Eyewitness reports Indicated lhat the truck had pulled in and ipnrkcd between a dwelling house and themachine lo fill the storage Butane remaining in the storage tank apparently was ignited and from there the1 flames leaped to the gasloaded Ignltinig the butane in trans fer and exploding tho trucks own fuel also filled with The second lank on tho truck exploded almost The furco of the explosion wus such I hut tho tank landed In u field about a quarter of a mile from the und there burned Itself It flow 200 feet through the air lo puss between the post office across Iho Isreot and a building 15 or 20 removed from the In the lank rip ped off somepost office roof but left Iho smaller building un Iho machine tho dwelling house next and the surrounding hud be come a muss of oyowilncS No occupants were caught by the I no By thetime the fire at tho ma chine shop hud died down some flameb hud destioyod the shop and tho two farm an and u farm tractor parked m of tho and anothoi Man Takes Fire Very Calmly LOUIS Harold Laudau walked into a restaurant and calmly asked a crlloedring cab driver how long it would take him to fin About three or four Why replied the I to get said my house is on And it Reds Breach Main Line at Sevastopol May 9 Two Friday by Lewis seloclno chief of the questions selective must Ikishey told btalo dnectois Ib police stalling whelhei it is wise to keep so with balloting lo continue will pick up man ji aleiled if one an UM a militaiy from to 7 Cenlial who has no visible moans teirr in viow ot the sue of War Results will be dis of Police Chief Leonutd Onl calls closed by the NLRB on A Pmnix said this moimng the eve of the decision in the couit fight being waged by Ihe com store next to themachine shop ulso burned to some Maddox said this morning that a who Bioad airsupporlcd Russian ad vancing up to four miles through newlybuilt German fortifications have the main enemy defense belt Sevastopol and oc cupied hills dominating that be sieged Crimean an nounced lod More than Germans fell in one sector alone as Ihe charging Soviet forces their ring in a smashing offensive that be gan Sunday after a hall of ar tillery shells and ueriul bombs had shattered the a broadcast bulletin Driving In from Iho tho east and Ihe the Red army troops swept the GermuiiRuman ian garrison back to thevery ap of declared the recorded iby Iho Soviet Monitor Just ahead lies Mulukhov solxuro in theCrimean wai of 1855 brought the surrender ol It constitutes one ol the lusl formidable harriers In the path of the Russian Infantrymen German strong points and vil lages listed in tho coninuiniquo us already in tho hands of Iho Rue Army range from miles from Iho buttered port on the south down lo two und three miles cm the oast und Within this contracting semi circle remained an Axis gurnsor of perhaps Soviet keeping a svu ten fill eye on thewestward escape route across the Black Sea to sank 12 Axis vessels lour o thorn Moscow Tho advances carried Foo dor Tolbukhins fourth Ukraine army und Andrei Yere fii e alkocf him I merikus independent nmtitime foi cc3 within of their immediate objective liberation of the had been medium bombers o lie 9th air like ho Fortresses and Liberators lew Uvo missions join cd A20 light bombers in th orcnoon assault on military ob lecltves and railroads in north ern France and Railroad yards hltiby the heavy today ware at Bel near the borclei north of Met and in the ally of An air field at Thlomvillc als was attacked along with others a of Nancy Laon Couvion and weM of IJclnis and all France and at Trond north west of Liege and Floronner near the French both In The mighty blows fell on a continent still suffering un der weight of exploslyo dumped last night on railway tar air and other objec tives In Belgium and Germany by RAF bombeis strik ing targets for their third straight The heavy bombers alone prob ably scattered at least tons of explosives over 10 vital lar gels the WAF unload ing probably tons lust in todays forays the American returned to the proIn vasion tusk of ripping up installa New Mexico Candidate Lists Closed SANTA May the possible exception cff twi wouldibc candidates who Have not yet been permitted tofile for of the political lists ttfe closed until another campaign year rolls around in New The deadline was passed yester and before closing her1 booka Secretary of Stale Cecillia Cleveland accepted the ng petitions and flllifg gees ot Republican District Judge U Fowler of seeking elec Jon aq a supreme court and nihe candidates for places in he effort by Robert Peter son to file toe the Republican no mination for governor Edna Is asking the Democartic nomination for the same office was rejected on the consideration he changed party affllation less than 12 months C Roberts of Texlcor whose Republican candldatcy tot con gress was refused aarlier on the same has before the pi erne court a challenge of the slute law requiring a years party Cleveland said she would accept petitions of both Roberts and Peterson If the cotuft ruled in Roberts iand Pet erson said he also would be guid ed by the courts Judge Fowler filed yesterday for the supreme court post now occupied by Justice Martin Tinpel of Las who was appointed by Governor Ho has two Republican opponents Santa and Edward Hills Besides Democrats offering ifor the place are George Eu gene Only one of the legislative can didates filing yesterday was a Re Gren for representative from the llth district The eight Democrats are Fdr Senate 18th district Lln Charles 14th district third district San MiguertGuad ninth district ColfaxHardingUn For Representative Fidel Chief Las 29tti up lions not for behind Hitlers At lantic Wall after two days of deeper with Berlin Ilsolf tho principal Many returning crewmen said flak arid fighter opposition were negligible contrast to yes The first airmen back from Belgium said they attacked a night fighter field at Florennes and reported hits on run ways und ipurked Later RAF Mitchells and Bostons another blow at railroads In blasting the yards at 31 miles of DcHpilo a bright a force of probably 750 Luneustors and f liillfuxes dumped between 2 Tom Eiwlng 30th district OLlncolnOtero John Rogers 2Qth district RooseveltiDe FraiHc A district Gunderson Raps Land Official May 9 Jf darroll candidate f9r the Republican gubernatorial nom in a campaign1 uddresjr here last night declared that there should be legal prohibitions against the Stato Land Commissioner act ing In any partisan Gunderbons statement was made after he noted that the present democratic state chairman Is the stale land The candidate also urged all Re publicans to vote In the June 6 and promised that U elected there would be strict ob servance of tho state law ding appointment of state tors to public ALLOUT WAIl EFFORT nery o Route works on his farm trom dawn to 2 From 3 to 11 he f works In a On Sundays preaches In a community in Army Preparing to Court Martial Flier in truck would Ho said that ho warned the caller that an explosion was square mile Crimean a likely By the timethe local Hie J campaign thai was begun onlv 29 nrfiiMiiiv thni depaitmont liuck days ago puny and the government over sou He pointed out that j Js Compared With Efficient wutei or chemical ure of the Chicago j during the past week jvomj aboul in Itjs exj Maddox J t is to Federal Judge William II Holh i en have been aitested foi piosti vvas scheduled to rule tomouow n lution Ail boivmg he pai ed t r i Heishey that at piesc nt NDREWj HARD Inow what disposition will this following the government injunciional said is and emphasized that as soon a decision which is V1 Dunng these limes Ihere the board receives any further inS wicielv watched as a test of the excuse foi anjone to be unem it will appear in the presidents wartime poweis in la1 he wai nod Ihoie is wui K bor available foi all Lawrence draft The federal court issue is on tne At tlv same Chief bard clerk staled that forms are governments petition foi an announced that new additions to his eing mailed to all 2C registrants Junction to restrain Ward execuithe force bring it almost up to full j probably will nd that before they can be coni lives from interfering with fed1 suenglh The new men will give ments of tho fmfnrihpi nericultural eral operation of tho plants and a i the force added power and permit j told the What Congress Is Doing SANTA May 9 Evidence in support of nine char ges including rape und six other sex offenses ugainst Morrison wus documented by army uulhoritics today after they notified tho filer ho would be subjected to coilft martial within a Conviction on forcible rape under military can be punished by who served in China us u combat wus rested originally on complaint of attractive Caprice old Earl Carroll of whose alleged statutory rape he is The western flying train JHflM Commenting in June i dnvei had not closed Ihe coiuoiencei underground tank be foie beginning Iho Uanslei In lhat ho Iho butane re maining in the UnK could have boon ignited by 01 by a tunning motoi He pointed out that a butane polcod fiom Maiguvet Gon has i uu LilU until said derecl for furl her agricultural these forms must be com leled and in each registrants fil operation company motion plants to dissolve thei of increased power permit he I Yesterday the government pointing out that the drive against j FKNOK IOH Brady said that an advisory filed an additional brief in support j undesirables will be unremitting MEXICO CITY found oard is being formed to assisl 3gistranls in filling oui Ihe nd lhat more details concerning ie matter will be announced with the next several of the federal contending and firm lhat if the presidents power is Two men were arrested two complete last junkyard and locomotives in a arrested the pro now struck laboi will night for drunkenness Police con pnetoi foi ucening piopoity stol fiio must be allowed to burn it self out utileb the escaping gas can be shut off at once Butane ib heaviei than ho and runs along Ihe ground like water Escaped gas can collect in any ground pocket or underneath a By SLNATF nejll tux filibuster Military committee Associateel Press ing aftor three weeks announced yesterday j Unit the following charges also huvo been filed against the 28 yearold involving his purported stun ol in 1 in I to Rennie Murphy discusses logedly befoie he was finally di that peaceful settlements cannot ue fiscaled a bottle of home I en fiom the nod j and thus Wilkinson rinunco committee continues Lewd and lascivious conduct with study of tax simplification bill wi unidentified woman near HOUSE at noon lo wind Angela about Apiil orU up consideration of omnibus flood Ing ftom on alleged attempt to nn Immrtpnl con i rot measure commit an immoral committee G A similar offense against another of lights gzanung to woman utBapba jetuined Its d Pleasure To Live in Glovis Full moon last night followed by balmy sunshine thife marmng finds Clovis folte hpppy about whole Who was it that you dont like ffew Ico wait three aint ft th High here Monday 71 j Forepart fop if Partly cloudy oday Wednesday scattered showers northern warmer east portion toda night West tonHe a warmer in Panhandle 9M plains Fresh1 winds In Panhandle Many Register to Vote at Last Minute The cpunty i a whirlwind as Isletfor   

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