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   Times Recorder, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1945, Zanesville, Ohio                               Always First Times Always Fair 61ST 29 Charter of AuocUUd Prn ZANESVILLE, OHIO, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY WEATHER: Fair, Slightly Wanner FIVE CENTS ONLY 30 MILES FRM Nazis Weaker Yanks Scan Fated Enemy Town Yanks Are Russians Reported Across Obra River Camouflaged In white against the snow, Yanks of a patrol enter- ng in warily and give the situation a final j nce-ovcr before advancing among the houses. Aided by tanks and Deep Into Westwall PARIS, Feb. S. troops drove as deep as two and a half miles today through hitherto un- breached ramparts of the west wall south of Aachen against re- sistance so light the belief grew that the Germans had weakened the P.eich's great western fortifi- cations to bolster the eastern front. The full weight of the assault by the U. S. First and Third ar- mies was crunching through dra- gon teeth tank traps and pillboxes on a 40-mile front, widening the breaches in the Siegfried Line against an astounding lack of re- sistance. Some First army forces in the forefront of the assault found the ermans had fled from roadblocks and pillboxes, abandoning main positions with guns and ammuni- tion. Third Advances The Third army, closing to American Troops Land Southwest Of Manila Ahead of thrrn. hundreds of Al- lied heavy bombers battered rail yards and bridges in the Ruhr and Rhine-land, attempting to par- GENERAL Mac ARTHUR'S, west roast of Batnngas province ..Gprmn" movement EADQUARTERK, Luzon, Friday, .31! miles southwest of thc 1n thp 'eh. new landing south-j base. est of Manila--the third invasion! They opened a drive north while Luzon island--forged the oi the Sixth army pres-sed f a Irap north and south of the1 south from Calumpit down Bula- hilippines capital, with some cnn providence to the Angat river. ank columns reported today a! the closest approach to Manila. arc 20 nir miles away. These Yanks have covered approx- swept three and a halt Germany without sighting a tank. Prum is the big road and railway center the Siegfried network facing southern Belgium Russian troops (arrows) continued their offensive against Germany with a Berlin report declaring a and northern Luxembourg. inew Soviet drive lopen with Kustrin as the goal, was gaining, quoted a Moscow dis- southeast of BerMn. patch HS saying Red forces crossing 'he Obra river. (AP Wirephoto Russian Guns Now Heard In Nazi Capital LONDON, Feb. 1   rt-port.-d intcrnrd in th Pvt. Jamei Bateman of this city In thr when the war broke nut and It U thought may br prisoner. (Turn to Page 9-A. Please) lading rload freight consigned, recon- or to be reconsigned to the lowing destinations: (Turn to Page 12-A, Please) nounccd yesterday by the office ofj defense transportation and the !interstate commerce commission. Ohio To Meet Serious Fuel Shortage COLUMBUS, O., Feb. 1 (fl Monday and asked "mayors to prepared today to cope with hoping MacArthur started the road of their sons and brothers in the dramatic Ranger rescue from a Luzon prison camp. j Overjoyed but not too these few now awaited all the) personal delails denied since Ba-i taan and Corregidor fell. and awaited the return of the men. i The Ohioans among the freed were Pfc. Clarence W. Bow- er, 27, of Columbus, Sgt. Edward Cabantuan prison camp near Cabu at 7 p. m., their guns blazing. The prisoners feared the firing meant their liquidation by the Japanese had end to their nearly three years of cruel custody since (he fall of Bataan and Corregidor. The gaunt and hungry Manpower BiU Passed By House only 58 miles from the Baltic. This latt-r drive was aimed at cutting off another big segment of Ger- man forces between those trapped in East Prussia and the Stotfin area north of Berlin. Ilemr in Berlin The throat to Berlin was so acute that Nazi broadcasts already said that the bnllle for the capi- tal had begun; Soviet gunfire was reporled audible In Berlin, and was no confirmation of this report either from Berlin or Moscow, Toj-un After Slefe Torun, big Vistula river port city of fell after a six-day siege begun Jast Saturday when the Russians encircled the Nazi stronghold. It is 80 miles north- east of surrounded Poznan, last big Polish city in German hands and another island of resistance far behind the Soviet Ilnei llght- WASHINGTON, Fr-b. 1 tTT ery proposed house passed (Soviet plsnex were raking German j troop movements east of the rap-i jital. The Germans were reported shellinK the Oder river nnri also dynamiting it in an attempt to break up the ice sheets which I might aid n Russian crossing. Paris rarjio Quoted unconfirmed! reports that Red army spearheads: already hnri rrossed Ihe Oder in ing lowarri Berlin. Brushing aside region of Kustrin. but there major change, nnd sent to the senale today legis-i Inlion to coerce men between 18 dodged to the floor, waiting. Then [aid 45 into wnr -----------------------------------------------j Passage of measure i ed by Koo.sevHl 3hio mot including lines of the] abash railroad or the Territory' :iudfd within the switching ills of Cincinnati) Pennsylvania, sv York. New Jersey, Maryland, laware, District of Columbia nnd rtions of West Virginia and actlorl- Ohio weather forecasts promised In Columbus, Gov. Frank J. Lausche said all state offices would be closed Saturday, Sunday and ila north of Ihe line of the (Turn to Page 9-A, Please) Penalty or Marine Who lurdered Girl VASHINGTON, Feb. 1. y of 11 men ai.d one woman ay convicted Marine Pfc. Earl Guadalcanal veteran first degree murder in the rape ting of 18-year-old Dorothy Ber- n, a government clerk. lie jury deliberated one hour I a serious fuel shortage by closing virtually everything except continued continued cold but pre- dicted icy blasts would diminish. (Average temperature in ibe state jwas 18, most of yesterday, with Painesville low at 16 and Cincin- innti high at 24. Solid Fuels Administration offi- cials in Cleveland said the next eight days would "break the back" of the coal shortage there and promised Akron dealers shipments within "five to seven days." SFA's predictions were based on sential war industries for a days each week. Gov. Frank Kippen. 44, of Cleveland, Pvt. Peter Paul Pirnat ot Cleveland, Pvt. William J. Lash, 22, of Wil- loughby, Pfc. Herbert Herzog, 907 Kling St., Akron, and Sgt. Charles R. Quinn, Cummer Avenue, Day- ton. j "I wrote a long letter lo Clar- ence last fall which the Red Cross assured me would be delivered to him by .MacArthur'.s troops when they took said Mrs. Nel- lie Bower in Columbus of her son. She received the word from a daughter-in-law, who heard it on the radio and telephone immed-1 largest war craft afloat. Its 112- iately. {foot width gives it capacity to "I always felt he was alive and i handle vessels. Singapore Is Blasted By Superforts 20th BOM BKR C O M M A N HEADQUARTERS, India, Feb. banged the gi- gantic floating drydock and naval ba.se installations in Singapore j be'causc of his rac, harbor square on the button day in one of the greatest air at- tacks cflme only after its backers slaved off a mighty drive by opponents lo sub- stitute a voluntary plan for meet- manpower needs. The substitute, backed heavily by Republicans, went down by ,1, non-record vote of 187 lo 177. i Earlier, the house decisively re- j jected moves to incorporate in the! legislation so-called "anti-closed shop" amendment and a ban against giving essential rating lo an employer unwilling to hire a color Surrender Instrument" Is Ready LONDON, Feb. that a fully fashioned "instrument of surrender" awaits only final big three approval was Interpreted in London tonight aj heralding a major psychological as well as military drive to bring about Ger- many's capitulation. An authoritative source an- j riounced that the specific terms to be handed the Germans alter their in a position to putt thejsurrender had bpen pincers on Manila. L. S. reprpsentatives of the United Rangers and Filipino guer- Slat Bntain Bnd Savie, Ru nllas ra.ded a Japanese pri-tivcl a s Ambastador son camp and freed 313 John G Sir wmiam most of them undersocrpfary of WAR SUMMARY PACIFIC FRONT: American forces have landed south- west of Manila in the third invasion of Luzon and are defeated, in strength ever flown ny jvote of 205 to 71 on B-29 aircraft. Numerous returning crews re- ported seeing bomb explosions solidly aboard the 855-ft. drydock which is capable of servicing the feivlwoulr! come the mother j added. Mrs. Anna Beckerman said in .nis muu J. Lausche after s conference with representatives of various industrial groups as- sociations, ordered all state offices to bo closed three days from Sat- urday through Monday and asked mayors and county commissioners to close all public buildings under their jurisdiction for the period. Request also was made that all an order diverting industrial 'be npxt Mondav. to retail dealers, tons of which arrived in Cleveland. Cleveland's downtown depart- ment stores, theaters, bowling alleys, taverns and billiard parlors I 15 minutes in federal district to close jiext _Monday, the rL after four days testimony, "he marine, who contended he innocent, heard the verdict h the same lack of emotion that characterized his demeanor oughout the trial. 'he conviction carried with it death penalty. Tie body of Miss Berrum, who n to Waihington from Chip-1 TalU, Wls., was found on a >lle jfolf course lut October 6.) hem raped and strangled i h her snood. first to follow Gov. Ijuische's re- The legislative halls of the capital will be healed, however, for next Monday night's session of the gen- eral assembly, the governor While this order and request ap- plies directly to all sections of the state where there quest to do so as a fuel ,ne governor said he lion measure. Establishments in jhopert public officials in other other cities were expected to act similarly. PAUL NALLON ON VACATION Paul Mallon is taking a brief vacation. His column will be resumed upon hlj return. tions would governed accord- ingly. Virtually all northern Ohio ii Included In the critical area. "While there may not b? a shortage of fuel in some lections at this time, officials must remem- ber that tho fuel situation is grow- ing more critical every minute and may extend to those sections not now seriouily the 'governor Mid, (Turn to Page 5-A. Please) TAKE My UJALLET BACK ro COLLECTS TOMOAROUJ Insinuations bordering George- town harbor on Penang island also were hit and set ablaze by a sizeable always knew her (diversionary force. Pilofs return- jing from Singapore who flew over Penang said flames covered the Georgetown waterfront area. Pen- ang is one ot the most important bill submarine bases and supply ports in the Asiatic thea- tre. The B-29s today hit Singapore for the third time. The first mis- sion on November 6 smashed the gates of another naval drydock. The round trip lo Singapore is roughly miles from thej Suporforts' India base. wjl] Col. J. V. Edmundson, a group _, II KALI Aii commander, flew the mission s Gamertsfelrier. co-pilot in the lead ship by Maj. Harold R. Brown of Ard-' more, Tenn. Colonel Edmurison, who lives in Santa Monica, Calif., said the drydock belched great clouds of his group went in. A previous squadron had laid pound high explosives on the target. a standing v1 before the fins! ballot, was a proposal by Representative Voorhls (D-Calif) to handle the problem by giving the War Manpower Commission j authority to impose labor ceilings on emplovers and to provide for renegotiation of war contracts by, employers using labor obtained through the program. j While the house was taking final action, production and military sources, which strongly backed the I measure throughout, put in a new hatVlp'fnr argument--that the extent of re-! "dlUf. lur conversion after V-E day will de-; action OH tfie INintn army pend to a considerable extent on j front has given rise to the prisoners, Americans. The Rangers killed 523 Japanese in the raid on the camp. The Americans are hitting the Japs hard on all fronts. WESTERN FROM: Ameri can penetration into the westwall defenses in face of slight opposition has giv- state, and Soviet Ambassador Fyo- dor Gu.sov. .Simultaneously came word that Prime Minister Churchill was tak- ing to the conference with Preii- dent Roosevelt and Premier Mar- shal meeting perhaps now concrete Britiih plan for four-power rule over the Rhineland and the Ruhr believed i i- t to imply creation of a separate en rise to the belief thejpoiitjcai and economic entity. Germans may intend to leave the Siegfried line to engage the Russians in the Tjir-k nf Or fate of limited national service j offjcjal suggestion that there is "something screwy" HEADS OHIO UNIVERSITY ATHENS, O., Feb. 1 OP) Dr. John Calhoun Baker, former as- sociate dean of Harvard university, today assumed his duties as the J14th president of Ohio university. ......-r inaugurafed formally jnext fall. Dr. Baker succeeds Dr, _, lie OHIO: Friday fair with ilowly 5 m 0 7 a. m...... 4 in i m 12 BlUTHUI 8LB LOOT ish submarine Stratagem is over- ?un rlsfr, 7.40 4 p. m 8 p. m in 1R 17 IrtnlgM Id S 41 p. m. in the absence of German opposition. FBONT: German France would share In this meas- ure with Britain, Russia and the United States. There was no specific assurance that the "instrument of surrender" would be the basis for a new call to the Germans to overthrow Hit- ler, but it appeared an obvlom possibility. The terms, formulated by ers ot the European com- mission, are secret It ii under- stood that only a few of high- est Allied officials know the con- tenti _ [due and presumed to be lost, 'Moon riMi 10.45 p. m. Stu 10 i3 t. m. sources report the advance of Russian troops has reached a point 30 miles Frnm PnlH from Berlin and that the KeUeI LoW sound of Russian guns can j Reported On Way be heard in the capital. Moscow does not claim to be nearer than 59 miles. Torun, big Polish strong- hold fell to Russians after a siege of six days. ITALIAN FKONT: Action on the Italian front is limited to increased patrol activi- ties. (By The Associated Press) Relief (rom the natlon'i current cold wave wiu on trie, wty In northern part of the nkttoa yesterday Chicago bureau tore- caiters the moderation in northern Rocky Mountain itatM tnd "sing trend In ptetM states and spread to the eut In UM MKt two or three yvr   

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