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Bismarck Tribune, The (Newspaper) - May 29, 1943, Bismarck, North Dakota Thought for Were I to my life over I should live it just as 1 have done. I neither complain of the oor do I tear the future. -MONTAIGNE. THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE North Dakota a Oldest 1873 Slightly cooler tonight and Sunday morning. Probably showers. VOLUME 70-NUMBEH 127 N. SATURDAY. MAY 29.1943 PRICE FIVE CENTS 5 Yanks Capture Fish-Hook Ridge Flying Forts Hit HtrferVStronghcrfife Yank Bombers Biait South Flanks By the Associated Press A great armada of U. S. Flying Fortresse blasted anew at Hitler's European fortress operating from bases in even Ital- ian morale underwent a new series of jolts in the wake of American' bombing assaults on three Italian mainland cities and three of Italy's island outposts. The British-based return- ed from attacking the northern flank in mid-afternoon. In the invasion-jittery Italy saw American bombers heap- ing fresh destruction upon the main- land cities of Foggia and while other Allied raiders attacked Sardinia and Pan- telleria on the trans-Mediterranean invasion route. In Invasion talk domin- ated the and the navy correspondent of the News Chron- icle Greatest Naval Operation Pending greatest naval operation in history is imminent. It will be a landing of an Allied army on the continent of Lord Beaverbrook's London Daily Express front-paged this We may take Fantel- Associated Press reports from said the Germans were reinforcing garrisons in western Europe with their best motorized columns. Other informants said Hit- ler was too nervous over a possible Allied Invasion of the continent to launch his expected offensive on the Russian front. Allied headquarters announced that U. 8. Plying Fortresses In- flicted at and London sources declared that ships of the port-hugging Italian fleet time of the assault. An Italian communique listed SI killed and 349 injured at the most distant point in Northern Italy yet reached by Allied bombers from Africa and said six others were killed and nine injured in an attack on 13 miles north- east of Naples. Italians Acknowledge Damage The Italian command acknowl- edged considerable damage to public and private in Leghorn. While American and British bombers violently hammered Eu- rope's southern ally marking up a 19-to-2 score over the enemy in planes destroyed in aerial combat waves of Britain- Public Is Invited New Service Center Here To Hold Open-House Sunday 1_ m____i____________111 -_' Every Bismarck clltzen is Invited to attend an open-house from 6 to 8 p. at the new Service Center which will be opened June 1 in the American Legion club rooms in the World War Memorial build- ing. In Issuing the M. B. chairman of the Service to Nazis Locked in Fight For Kuban Valley army troops were locked in a bitter struggle to drive the Germans from the lower Kuban and land and aerial activity further northward indicated that this first major campaign of the summer may be only the forerunner of several to develop along the long Russian front. The Soviet midnight communique merely reaffirmed that fighting is continuing northeast of Novorossisk. has pictured as many as Russian troops bat- tering indecisively at the German Kuban backed by strong sup- port of tanks and planes. Heavy Losses The Berlin radio said attacking Soviet infantry suffered heavy losses but reiterated is not likely that fighting will abate in this sector for the time fierce fighting de- veloped for hilly country south of the swamps of the lower reaches of the Kuban the German broadcast said. The Russian communique de- scribed air attacks on German trucks carrying troops and ammuni- on munitions com- munications railway trains artillery batteries an aloHg the front. 95 miles southwest af 65 miles east of and between Bryansk and were targets Thursday night for long range Russian a Moscow broadcast said. Troop activity also was reported along the Smolensk where the communique said Red forces wiped out about a company of Ger- man destroyed guns and smashed fortifications. Germans Scout Smolensk Area The Russians said the Germans were reconnoitering the Smolensk either scouting the possibil- ities of a Russian offensive in the area or seeking soft spots In the Russian line for a drive of their Servicemen committee of the Bur- leigh County said he hopes all local persons will see the facilities which are provided for servicemen and help to promote their use by men in service who are home on furlough or passing through Bismarck. Home-Like Atmosphere The Legion club room has been equipped with ample facilities for writing letters and with magazines and books for use by such visitors. Through the use of standing lamps and other equipment donated by local a home-like at- mosphere has been introduced by Mrs. Norman head of the feminine division of the service to servicemen committee. The plan is to have the sen-ice center open daily from 2 to 10 p. with a hostess always on duty during those hours. Thirty-three women have offered their services as hostesses. Through the courtesy of G. E. manager ot the Bis- marck and Capital service folk will be given free tickets for motion picture matlnes when they call at tho center. Gifts acknowledged by the com- mittee include Ruth Mrs. F. H. books and cards Mrs. Haryr two floor Mrs. Gordon table ten- nis Tavis Music radio Mr. and Mrs. W. R. phonograph and records. The Volghts have six sons In the service. Hostesses Named Women who have volunteered to work as hostesses are Mmes. Worth F. H. George Dul- Mrs. Fred Phil Matt M. B. G. 8. S. Gordon J. J. W. T. Paul Jane Roscoe Helen William Mar- Florence Charles Tol- A. F..Schu- macher and Grace and the Misses Margaret Lucille Lois Rita Margaret Helen Berna- dine Flora Ann Rllbicmick and Marcellne Hagen. The hostesses have been called to a meeting in the Legion club rooms at p. Sunday. Dickinson Paper Gets Woman Editor N. D. Miss Sarah Halliburton of Tuesday succeeds Thomas H. who has been acting editor of the Dickinson Press since March 15. Miss Halliburton has arrived in frnnt fiapp rttrarflu Offices to Be Closed Monday All county and state fices along with a majority of retail establishments will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Federal will remain open as usual in com- pliance with practice established to speed war activities in bigger centers but which also applies here. The Tribune will suspend pub- lication for the day in tribute to the dead of the last war and so that its employes may observe the holiday with their families. Veterans to Lead Memorial Day Parade Monday Veterans and veterans' auxiliaries will make up the first two sections of the Memorial Day parade here announced P. W. chairman of the Veterans of For- eign Wars committee in Sat- I urday. The parade will move at i m v The parade marshal will be Brig. Gen. Heber L. and he will have as his aides Col. A. Bro- Col. P. L. Maj. G. L. Capt. A. L. Lt. L. Benson and Lt. L. O. Larson. C. W. local American Le- gion John state Veterans of Foreign Wars Malvin local VFW commander and Charles local commander of the Spanish War will head the first section. Veterans First They will be followed by the American Legion with its color Veterans of Foreign United Spanish War Dis- abled American Veterans ana mem- bers of thr Service to Servicemen's Yanks Drop 19 Tons Explosive On 3 Jap Bases ALLIED HEADQUARTERS AUSTRALIA Nineteen tons j of a considerable weight for the Southwest Pacific where the targets involved are much smaller than those being mass-raided in Nazi-controlled cascaded down upon three Japanese air- dromes in the New sector Friday. Defying bad formations of Flying Fortresses and Liberators swept 325 miles up the New Guinea north coast beyond where 28 tons were dropped to lash at the airfields of Dagua and Wewak. Many of the fires started appeared to be burning Sat- urday's communique reported. Fighting their way througl heavy Fortresses opened the at- tack before dawn. They were follow- ed by a mixed flight of Liberators and Fortresses. Despite the intensity of the anti-aircraft not a single Allied raider was lost. The Japanese chose Allied air base on Australia's north coast 300 miles east of for the targets of eight escort- M hv six said the 50 bombs dropped caused only slight damage and no casual- ties. Spitfires engaged the raiders at shot down three bomb- ers for certain and damaged others at a cost of two defending fighters. Southwest of a Liberator strafed a Japanese-occupied village near the mouth of the Sepik one of the largest waterways in northeast New Guinea and a Boston bombed a Japanese supply base in the Salamaua area. Leader ot the second section will be Harry District 4 VFW followed by DAV and American Legion auxili- aries and war the United Spanish-American auxiliary and the Daughters of the American Revolu- tion in automobiles. Capt. E. G. Wanner will be the third section with the high school Red Cross Women's Relief student nurs- Boy Girl Scouts and horse club riders following him. Where Sections Form section will form on facing south with the Stondfey Said Desiring to Quit Moscow Post in a Washington dispatch quoting Informed says that Adml. William H. Stand- ley has notified President Roosevelt of his desire to resign Immediately as ambassador to Moscow. While official comment was lack- the newspaper reported It was said that had been contemplating resigning to Septem- has now advanced the According to the it was the admiral expressed his desire in a telegram on or about the day Joseph E. Davies arrived in Moscow May 19 with the President's Stalin. The Times tag .itt hea o coton a Sri on and has not yet that Admiral Lest They Die in Vain Memorial Day of 1943 is a time of of soul-searching for us all. It is a challenge from both the past and the one which we can ignore only at our peril. On this day we honor our the blood which has come down to us from our ancestors and the blood which has been shed for us by our sung and throughout the years. It is a time of going back to our of appraising the qualities which have made America great. As we lay wreaths upon the graves of our own and the nation's loved we hark back to the virtues which contributed to the building of a great people. Of the resolution and resourcefulness of those who hewed a civilization from the of the heroism of those who preserved it from outside aggres- sion of the virtue which defended it against corruption and iniquity within. And even the dullest among us realizes that these times call for a resurgence of these for a revival of the national spirit. Let no one assume that virtue develops automatically in the minds and hearts of a people. On the They are produced only by careful by cons- cious attention to the factors of our destiny. We see about us every day grim evidence of citi- zens missing golden opportunities to display their pa- triotism. Men and women who might rise to heroism under more dramatic circumstances find themselves un- able to practice the unspectacular virtues which are a real contribution to the cause of humanity in the present crisis. Thus we have many men who refuse to subjugate their own self-interest to the national perhaps because they see no necessity for it. Some of them go on strike for higher wages. Others piuiueei oa war loiuracis. Sull others operate black markets while thousands of well-meaning citizens pa- tronize them. A considerable number stretch the truth to the limit to get C gasoline ration then act as though gasoline rations were not intended for them. Against such practices Memorial Day cries out in protest to all who have ears to hear. Quietly and in- sistently it demands that we compare our actions with those of the heroes we that we judge our own patriotism by the standards which they have set for us. If we fail to measure up the burden is on our own conscience. Of those who place money above patriotism the gold stars in our new service flags you think we gave our lives for the meager wages the government paying To those who value convenience phy- sical comfort more than patriotism you think we .fcraved the -jungles of the iiet sands of the bleak shores of Attu island because we found comfort and convenience Viewed from this there is a practical value to Memorial Day. It can help to make us better citizens if we only will learn the lessons it teaches. Time moves apace. It is a far cry from the Blue and the Gray of the first Memorial Day to the present. In the background we see bobbing through the shadows of our history the dusty riders of the plains who won the West for the campaign hats of the Span- ish the olive drab of the first World War. They throughout the length and breadth of our land. Their ashes hallow our soil. They were heroes all. And they bid us be heroes also lest they have died in vain. Polls for School Election Jap Attu Force Now in Area of 4 Square Miles WASHINGTON United States troops have captured Fish-Hook im- portant Japanese stronghold on Attu the navy re- ported and the main enemy force on the island is now contained in a mountainous area of only three to four square miles. The conquest of Fish-hook flanking the main remaining Jap- anese-held was described by officers here as contributing to the security of American lines stretching northward along-the base of the north eastern peninsula on Attu into the Chichagof harbor area. A navy communique said that the Japanese positions on Fish-hook ridge were entrenched above the cloud line and American soldiers had to scale 60 degree ridges in the face of strong enemy fire to reach them. Tanks Advance Army troops were reported in a navy communique late Friday to have advanced along a ridge com- manding the area between the two lakes and other units assaulted a second ridge running at right an- gles to the Cories-Canlrca line. This latter pttpnrts of Fish- hook ridge and as a result of the which followed artillery and mortar a Japanese strong point on fish-hook ia the navy's neutralized. Meanwhile patrol units felt out Japanese strength on still a third ridge extending eastward from the floor of Chichagof valley. In an earlier bulletin Friday the navy had reported that on Wednes- day attack by U. S. troops to eliminate the enemy from the ridge south of Lake Cories is in There was no further report on this but some authorities here said that in order to make an effective assault on the southern end of the Cories-Canirca line units of the American forces must have Bremen through Uife ildge positions south of Lake Cories. Vote-Clean Out-Foxholes The overall American strategy obviously was to slash the enems- held territory up into small pieces and clean these out one by one. The detailed reports of advances in the last few days indicated that this plan was being effectively carried through although the job was a slow- one. One of the it was lies in the fact that the Japanese have dug themselves into the hills high in the mountains above the fog line so that American soldiers must fight their way up the snowy slopes of Attu's mountains and clean out the fox holes and machine gun nests in the sunlit heights above before they can push on with secure areas behind them. northern defenses anew. Winding up a week of Hitlers record- breaking large numbers of planes thundered over the English channel during the night with the rising the offensive con- tinued Saturday morning as strong formations headed toward northern France. With Saturday still to it was RAF fliers had already rung up the greatest total of bombs dropped on Europe In any week of the highlighted by raids on Dortmund and Duessel- dorf and a attack on site of the giant Krupps munitions works. Allies Use Cape Ben Base As the city-by-city demolition program hit new Berlin furi- ously threatened re- prisals with new diabolical against and the German people were being told that it was to be in Berlin today than in London day after On the southern nearly 100 Flying Fortresses bombed the Ita- lian port of Leghorn. 160 miles north own. The Russians stabbed also at the Donets river where heavy artillery fire pounded German de- fense a German mo- and trucks and sup- plies. The Russians credited artil- lery fire with breaking up a Ger- man concentration west of asserting that 150 German officers and men were killed there and sup- ply trucks were destroyed. German forces attacked Russian lines in an unspecified sector of the northwestern the Russians but were forced to retreat when the Russians held their firs until the Germans closed then shat- tered the drive with machine-guns. Former Local Youth Wins Navy Citation Son of a Bismarck Mrs. J D. has been commended by the navy for his de- votion to duty and courage as a member of the crew of the U. S. S. of and left a fiery trail of i He U Roy John and his havoc among oil docks citation declared that the and shipyards. Direct bomb-hits' Battle of the Coral Sea on May were scored on three ships in the' 1942 our side was victorious harbor. largely because men like you per- some 40 Ameri- formed their duties in an exemplary can Liberators dropped 80 tons of fashion bombs on the air base at de-' Young HasX father flew in France straying or damaging at least 13 in the last according to a bombers on the ground. AH C. S. story carried by a Seattle newspaper. 1 the where she was telegraph editor of the Southeast Missourian. Grad- uated from the journalism school of the University of Missouri in Miss Halliburton is an experienced who has pub- lished her own newspapers and has been employed on several newspa- pers in the South and West. COMMISSIONER KILLED CHUNGKING The Chi- nese commissioner for Sikang prov- in western was assas- sinated Wednesday by five gunmen and one of his bodyguards also was wounded a dispatch said Saturday. The named traveling by automobile in district when he was at- tacked. It was reported. at horse club on Thayer facing head of column at Sec- ond. The parade will start at Second and follow Second to Main Main to Fourth to Broadway to Fifth to Thayer to Sixth to Rosser to j Ninth to Broadway and west on Broadway to the city auditorium where the Memorial Day program U to start at 11 m. planes returned safely. Other Allied fliers pommeled Axis airdromes in Sardinia and Sicily and again raided tbe strategic stepping- I stone island of 45 miles east of Cape Bon. A John brought clipping back to Bismarck with him and another works in Commercial Vehicles Banned from Parades WASHINGTON Ore and other commercial vehicles must not be used m Memorial Day or other the Office of Defense Trusportftttoo rated Saturday out that b al- lotted to comreerclil vehicles only for essential ODT said. an operator who IMS his vehicle in or in otter non-essential may have gasoline al- reduced by tbe amount of operation. HKLPIMO BANDS be caning dog catcher Jim Marshall from DOW on. Oa his wax to bojr some he mentioned to wot townspeople that he bad to KSQ two stray dois Re- fotwd a brofceu window m the no dogs. 7 N. D. Postoffices Get Presidential Rank N. D North Dakota post offices an among the approximately 1.200 fourth class post offices to be advanced to presi- dential rank July 1 by order of Postmaster General Frank Walker. Tbe North Dakota post offices to be so advanced are at Donny- brook. Forest Mar- tin. Pisek and Wolford. Presidential class are pointed by tbe President and eon- firmed by tbe senate. They re- ceive an annual salary with a mini- mum of Tbe appointment is for Bfe end tbe have dril service status. FALL CATTLE SALE MONT.- for tbe annual faD cattle salt win be drawn at a meeting here Saturday of tbe Montana Sbortborn Secretary John O. Mor- ris announced. Should Display Flags on Both Monday Put out your flags both Sun- day and Monday. This instruction to Bismarck merchants and householders was issued Saturday by E. C. chairman of the American Le- gion's flag committee. The he is to raise the Hag only to half-mast un- til then to full staff for tbe remainder of the day. a matter of and to avoid the possibility of flag touching the down-town merchants were ad- vised to keep their flags at full staff throughout each day. who have flags could make a little family cere- of this flag suggested Bohrer. On display during this holiday for tbe first time will be tbe ttg new 10 by 15 which has beeii purchased by Bismarck organisations for use on holidays and special occa- sions. It win be flown from tba pole in Northern Pacific joining in this enterprise wen tbe American Veterans of Portftn Spanish-American War veterans and Disabled Vet- of tbe World War. The flag bat been presented to tbe city and win be under tbe Jurisdiction of police deput- which has been charged with tbe doty of seeing that it is displayed on tbt proper oces- Atotber attach smaller wffl from UM Itortbern Peetfie pete. Farmers Vote to Keep Valley City on MWT VALLEY N. The farm vote is in and Valley City will stay on Mountain War Time. Valley City business and civic leaders several weeks ago discuss- ed switching back to Central War as a number of cities to the state have but decided to poll the farmers of the area as to their preference and abide by their vote Three hundred and 68 ballot cards were sent out by the Civic and Com- merce association. Of the 264 re- plies to two of the farmers polled were 28 favored return to Central War and 234 favored staying on the Moun- tain War Time decreed as the of- ficial time in North Dakota for the duration of the President's war time proclamation. abroad or here. But there seems to be no question that he has be- come dissatisfied with conditions surrounding his present mission and feels it of little use for him to con- tinue in his present office. Accord- ing to some his message of resignation was Quoting the dispatch says U. S. military and naval aides in Russia have reported directly to their departments in Washington instead of through the and some of them at times have not given him their information. 1 The Times story said ac- cording to information to Wash- the was when President Roosevelt sent Davies to Moscow with the letter to Stalin Instead of transmitting it through the ambassador. COBDELL HULL CLAIMS IGNORANCE OF DESIRE 1 WASHINGTON Secretary of State Cordell Hull said Saturday he knew nothing of a reported de- sire of Adm. William H. Standley to -resign as ambassador to the Soviet Union. The New York Times Saturday i morning to a Washington dispatch quoted informed as saying that Standley had been con- templating resigning to September. Solons Table Bill Tuesday Open from 11 to 7 Defering Fathers Polling places for the school board election Tuesday will be open from 11 a. m. to 7 p. m.. A. C. Van Wyk. city superintendent of an- nounced Saturday. There will be three polling places in the citv. They are the Will the William Moore school and the Transient Falls to i Death in Fargo I N. 1 temporarily identified as Roy F. about of 1 was killed Friday night when he i slipped and fell from an iron rail- ing on which he was sitting and I fell Into a stairway. A the man was reported by witnesses to have reached for one 1 of his crutches that slipped on the sidewalk and lost his balance 1 His skull was fractured and he 1 died shortly after reaching a hos- 'pital. Identification was made by a draft registration card. junior high school. Each voter will vote at the one nearest his home. Terms ol two present members oi the board. B. O. Refvem and Glenn C. expire and thus far they are the only candidates who have filed. Refvem is the present board president. Terms are for three years. Hold- over board members are Dr. W. L. Larson and Theodore Quanrud whose terms expire next and George F. whose term expires in 1943. Kilday bill to defer fathers pending induc- Uon of all other available men in any particular state was quietly knocked on the head Friday by the senate military affairs committee. the committee tabl- ed the bill and Chairman Reynolds interpreted the action as dooming the measure sponsored by Rep Kilday and approv- ed by the house. While technically it remains Remolds remark- ed that 999 times out of a tabled bill never is brought up again. VAUGHN DELEATH DIES N. singer and sometimes known as the lady 'of died Friday night. A native of Mt. Pulaski. she made her first broadcast in 1920. HERO there Is any further question about the fans' esteem for the rejuvenated Somebody jimmied a display case and stole a picture of Manager Bucky Harris. Medora Plans Rodeo On Fourth oi July N. D. Plans are al- ready to tbe making for a typical Wild West July Fourth celebration here. A rodeo is scheduled with bare- back saddle bronc trick riding and a tog of war between Dickinson and Bel- field American Legion posts. Many of tbe noted riders of the 'old will spit oat their chewin' climb off the corral and clamber back into the saddle to show they can still ride 'em. Tbe celebration U being arranged by tbe Medora Chamber of Com- of which B. Van Der Hoeven Is secretary. Myers Describes Action in Which A Took Part .Truck Wheels Crush Life from Lisbon Boy i N. D. Donald Bosshard. 6-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bosshard was crushed to death beneath the wheels of a truck here Friday. i The playing in an alley with other children was run over by a truck driven by Willis Truesdeli of 1 who was hauling ashes. Dewey Ransom county said an inciuest may be held but that a date has not been set. COWICTKD OF MAIL FRAUD DEL -Wt- Poor of the Mantle dob. which for 15 yean preached business to an estimated mem- from Rhode Island to Califor- faced prison Prldty convicted of uflm Bails to de- trad and TioJatlnc UM securities Men of the 184th infantry were made veterans of war on their first night on Capt. Joe V. the man who commanded Bismarck's Company A much of the time on the said here. Captain Myers is in Bismarck for several days while on leave from a hospital at to which he wag sent after returning to the United States about a month Tall bronsed and husky-looking despite long-testing with malaria and yellow the officer who commanded Bismarck to some of the toughest fight- ing on the island very inch i the soldier. here be has visited with of Bismarck men kitted in 1 with families of some of itOl In Uw Bomb Pacific and hwlth others. He BSA talked to Bis- marck JQks tad Knfeats ot bus and has received numerous other imitations to talk. Headed Laixlinc Party Captain Myers was executive ot- ticer of Grafton's Company C when the regiment Landed on Guadal- canal. He was a first lieutenant then. He the cow familiar i story of how the convoy hove to off the UlsjMl about 6 o'clock on the .morning of last Oct. 13. and men of the 194th began disembarking from their ships. They went over 'the sides of the on rope landing cumbered into Big- boats and were carried to them. It was fast and hard work for the Job of getting UM shtps unloaded in time. Detachments from each company went to do the work of from smaller boats Captain Myers was hi charge of tils first landing party. In command ot Company A at the time was Capt. Sterling A Walker of Grafton. Came Over The first Jap warplaces the North sighted were a fleet of bombers that came over at 11.15 a BL. dropping bombs on the beach where the men were unloading the boats and on Henderson field. i There were other raid- during the to the ewnlng -Pistol name sokttan and ma- rines gare enemy artillery la the bms behind BcDdoson airfield opened up cm the airfield and biv- ouac area. Late to ttM evening regiment ordered to toon for- ward tbe defensive lines around Henderson alrOeld. and then was blftiuaoed overnight about two east between point. Tnarn and Henderson field. Shortly after midnight a ot Japanese ttned op off- short opeued op on tht ponrtof tons of Into tbe air- on Pin BCBGLABS RAID UQCOB STORE PERHAM. raiding the off-sale liquor store here escaped with 59 bottles of assorted valued at S152. They broke In through the front door and offi- cers said they knew just what they took the best brands available. CONFERENCE GRAND PORKS. N. quarterly police conference wfll be conducted in Grand Forks June 9 under direction of Werner special agent in charge of tbe FBI i at Sioux S. according to a notice received here by Police i Chief Ed Rough. M FOR MANY LAKE N. award goes to Mrs. Rosa Lynda of Lake Lore. She has U children. Tbetr May. Maude. eras Luutu'ied on DwigiiV bower by On. Henri Algiers radio said Satardty la a broadcast recorded by the rd iEWSPAPfe-RI
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