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Miami Daily News-Record (Newspaper) - April 8, 1945, Miami, Oklahoma NINTH NOW RACING TOWARD REICH CAPITAL Uiite River Othtr Yank Uniti on Berlin Rood fiy EDWARD April Ninth army tanks outflanked Hannover today in an 18mile drive that swept across the fcelne river 0tO miles of the city and roared down the direct road to miles On 1 heir south flank the First army crossed the river at numerous against Q light resistance and west the stream waa locked in a raging battle with German troops held in their battle positions by their pistolpointing On the north flank the British QSccond army drove on east of the v Wcser to a point 20 miles west of Hannover as its tanks sheared northward to within 20 miles of the big port of The Third army struck tho tottering Reich a resounding eco nomic blow by capturing Ger manys Fort an tinder ground storehouse in Thuringia containing 100 tons of to be all the nations gold re billions in currency and art At the same the Third army shattered the first blj counterblow aimed at its spcnr J heads thrust within 130 of Berlin by knocking out 40 tanks in a melee west of George Pattons soldiers found the German gold serve in salt mine at miles southwest of Taken along with this store were three officials of the Bled white by disasters east and west of the the once mighty r German army seemed powerless to Astern the Wg push on Berlin and a First army officer declared confidently The German army no longer in capable1 of maintaining n co hesive We are entering the final mopup From the salient thrust up near the North sea southeastward for 300 miles to the Siegfried line in the edge of the this was the front by ft jrit situation Continued on Page Four XL 11 240 NEWSRECORD of A SfMelUM ftMt APRIL 1945 by MliXitl Pohllnlilne pore ciwc PKICt PIVE CENTS ThreeFourths of Vienna Encircled Hung for Wanting to Surrender This German lieutenant was hanged because he wanted to surrender to the Seventh army attacking Tlie major in charge of the rear guards sentenced him to be hanged in a side street of the A notice pasted on the walledin shop front where the hanging took place read Cowards and traitors arc Yesterday an officer candidate from Alsace Loraine died a hero s death while destroying an enemy tank he lives on a coward in officers garb is hanged because he betrayed the Fuehrer and the people he is dead forever Two Gfs who cut the body down are looking up at the sign from which the body was Signal Corps RadioTclephoto From NKA STRIKE BLAMED Otf I t OF NAZI POWS KANSAS April A work stoppage at the North Kansas City plant of Gypsum continued today as word was received from Washing ton that Slaughter had requested a complete report from the War department and Wai Manpower commission on reasons for employing German wrar pris f oners at Slaughters action followed re ceipt of a telegram from Joseph Applebaum regional director of the United Coke and Workers union urging action which would result in removal of prisoners of war from the Applebaum asserted he alsohad sent copies of the telegram to the VicePresident Harry Briggs and Sen tor Donnetl The 54 union employes of the gypsum plant left their jobs Mon day in what Applebaum a protest to employment of 10 Ger Robert Marine Dies in Pacific Robert grand son of and Stod 24 C street was killed during the severe fighting for Iwo Jima island in the Pa it was learned here Satur I prisonersof war in tho ie Americans would not return work until the prisoners were Applebaum in as serted unless some very acute manpower shortage exists it seems is a very to work prisoners of war along with Americans in industrial em x x x I can see where the situation would be much dif ferent in regard to many farmers have asked for wsuch for Southern Mindanao Battle Near End APHI of the 4lst division virtually have completed conquest of Southern Doug Ins MacArthur announced on Negros island elements of the 40th division advanced SO capturing two airfields in their The fftr eastern main taining its daily devastation ached blasted Formosas Kiivun ping bale with 114 tons of bomba and poured 87 more onto Kongs Kowloon prevented estimates damage at but at Kowloon bombs created and flws In an power plant And large building in tbe supply tpjrect hits were reporfed tanker in Hang Kongr and At nearby The Marine officers Arthur Stoddard of Chey relayed the Navy de partment advice to Lieutenant Stoddards grandparents Arthur of the fallen now some Front He is transpprtaiion officer on Dwight Eisen howers A short time ago and Stoddard received word that their Hugh an air force photographer and bombar was injured in a plane crash m Sergeant Stoddards Lillian lives at for Solons Secretary After Boss Post April 7UP Martin for 12 years secretary to Johnson D is toying with idea of becoming a candidate to succeed his Johnson recently was appointed a member of the customs court in New York He has not decided when ho will resign from the House to take his new position but says it will not be un fit after Congress passes and the President signs the Interior depart ment appropriations That likely will be in June or XRoy for Red Cross Quota Is Exceeded in County The American Rod Cross war furrd campaign was oversubscribed 5 percent at noon John county drive chairman When all contributions are in Burford estimates Ottawa count will have exceeded its goa by a substantial FBF Suiwlft fioJUwigit wrter iuwls Citys Cleanup Drive Will Begin Monday Morning The annual cleanup drive will get under way here Monday morning when city trucks under tho supervision of street and Bob street start rolling through Miamis alleys promptly at 8 t Beginning in alleys between A and B streets on each side of Main city employes will remove all boxed and Backed rubbish Placed in sight by the Miamis Citiaemi were reminded day that although trash burners will be they will not be allowed to set to the alleys a As the burners are 4 workers wUJ the owners fisting pew residents the twrwujer by w iwjsnf CLOTHING DRIVE OPENS APRIL U Contributions of Local Citizens Will Be Sent to Desti tute Overseas The United National Clothing collection for the millions of des titute in wardevastated lands abroad will get under way in Mi ami April Tony campaign announced at 8 trucks manned by and of the Veterans Foreign American Legion and American War Dads will pick up all clothing bundles donated by local Civilian defense block war their assistants and mem bers of the citys auxiliary po lice will visit each home in a personal effort to stress the imporlance of this philanthropic During a meeting called by Chairman representatives of churches and Miami organizations pledged their full support of what was termed one of the most hu mane endeavors ever to he con Bryce named to head the drives spearhead said Saturday that clothing collect ed April14 will bo centralized in the basements of the Methodist Latter Day Saints churches for sorting Chief of Police Witt Coun ty War Council is ask ing all merchants to save their cardboard which will be picked up use in shipping the clothing Members of organiza church social club mem bers will handle the sorting and packing end of the Lest they parents will be reminded by letters brought home by children attending Supporting his contention that Miami should contribute fivsj pounds of serviceable clothing for each of its approximate pop Ming said The clothing collected in the drive will bo distributed free to needy and destitute people in he wardevastated countries with Continued on Page Four GERMANS LOSE 87 PLANES TO AIRFORCE Air Bottle Greatest Over Europe in Three Months Vital Targets Hit By DON DOANE April can airmen shot down at least 87 German planes today in the great est aerial battle over Europe in three months as the Nazis tried frantically to stop American heavy bombers plowing an invasion path for Marshal Montgomerys drive on the North sea The Germans downed included a large number of jetpropelled Mes serschmitt the big day light the German radio re ported Allied bombers were over head during the Indicating that the RAF was out again after a twanight layoff due to bad In he days air Amcr ican pilots got 63 enemy planes while bomber gunners ac counted for at least The big fleet of Liberators ami escorted by 850 fight raced more than 100 miles ahead of onrushing British and American armies and blasted four jet two rail two ammunition and storage an oil depot and an ordnance Most of them were in the vicinity of Kiel and three of Germanys greatest ports imperiled by Montgomerys Airfields were hit at Kohlen GO miles east of Berlin south of Hamburg 70 miles cast of Ham and 25 miles Continued Page Four for AmericanSoviet Vote Agreement Stirs McLeish April Assistant Secretary of State Ar chibald MacLeish said tonight that he was as surprised as the public to learn about the Yalta agreement between Russia und the United States whereby each would asic for three votes in the proposed world MacLeish was speaking German POWs Plead For War End April An appeal by German prisoners of war in the United Slates to Ger man soldiers and people to put down your weapons immediately is being broadcast to the The War department made pub lic the text of the message to saying that the petition was signed voluntarily by of the German prisoners o war held at Camp Mass The message was forwarded to the camp for and the War department said ar rangements had been made to broadcast it to the German peo The peace appeal was address ed by the prisoners to the Ger man soldiers and Ger man men and The message said that at a mo ment when the severest rale has overtaken the German people as 12 years of the German war prisoners in America raise ESCORTS BLAST 173 JAP PLANES IN RAID a result of Hitlers political wo on a State department radio A month ago on a similar program ho and other department officials had discussed the point that each member of the world organization should have one vote each accord ing to the plan outlined at Dum barton That was after the Agreement at Yalta in February but prior to its disclosure here a week Secretary Stettinius had been questioned about the statements made in the farlior radio program at recent news conferences and the question had been raised to whether responsible officials of our Voluntarily motivated by the anxiety for your destiny in the homeland and by the imper ious necessity to be called to ac in order to enforce an im mediate The signers of the petition said they were prisoners from the fightingfronts in Italy and Normandy and we are your your your sons and for NEGRO KILLS WOUNDS FIFTH Slayer Shot and Captured in Missouri All Victims Colored People JEFFERSON April Missouri highway pa trol reported tonight that a Lou negro man shot and killed four wounded a fifth and then himself was shot and dangerously wounded by Loui siana City Marshal Frank The patrol identified the er as Prank and re ported he told officers from his hospital bed that the victims of the shooting had robbed him for All the victims were the parol It identified them as Frank 70 Bud 70 Guy and Edwatt of the State department actually did not know about the Yalta Stetlinius said specifically that he know of Tonight MacLeish said it came as a complete surprise to a good many of he there were as the secretary has stated in a recent press re for withholding the an It was felt that the result of flic conversations at this point should be communicat ed first lo the American delega since the question of wheth er the United Stntcs would ask Continued on Page Four Bud shot and Eudds throat was cut with ti raxor before he was shot scveni times with a caliber target pis Vaughn and Jack son died instantlyof bullet wound and Douglasdied in the Pike county was in the Pike county and tho patrol said it was told by hospital officials BerlinTokyo Award Over Pay Day Is Coming Interest in the Ottawa County BerlinTokyo was fired Saturday as dispatches pouring in from the Western Front revealed that American troops had lunged to within 130 miJes of Germanys 4 have expressed the belief that the Yanks will he in Berlin within a comparatively short the Miami post of the Veterans of Foreign award urged relatives to notify overseas servkemen to the rules regarding their eligibility for the The fund total Saturday was above now on deposit at the Security Bank and Trust Herewe rules which will overn the presentation the swa gowHy Award M Jrawn UB by its sponsors Any officer flf enlisted man in the fows feii indwUcn or enlist i fitizen of eligible award when he ei ther of the Axis capitals with the Allied occupation troops or passes through either city or vis its Berlin or Tokyo 8fter Us oc cupation by the When he arrives in either of tho Axis the he believes hes the first man there write at once the Vet erans o Foreign Bex listing number and the date and Continued on Page Four Vaughn was not expected lo survive the two bullet wounds in his Tho patrol said there was no in dication that the slayer was in for Retired Actives In Navy on Way Out April Substantially all retired officers on active duty in the Navy will hiive been released to inactive status the first of next the Navy disclosed An official letter from Vice Ad miral Randall chief of Navy sud that the officer personnel situation throughout the Navy had improved to such an ex tent that by July most of the retired officers now on active duty may bo considered as avail able for release to inactive The current rate of release of such retired officers which was be gun lust December will be sharp ly Admiral Jacobs until substantially all will have been by for B FINOS TfiiiTH DUSTY POUT April The Army is known for out gigs during inspection for such things as dusty shoes or dis arranged equipment but one sol dier here believes an inspecting officer put tho bite on He received a gig because his false teeth were He had left them on a ledge near his for Superforrs Score in Great Air Fight Over Tokyo And Nagoya By MUKLINSPENCER April American B29s and their escorts destroyed or damaged 173 Japanese fighter planes in their 300plarie bombing of Tokyo and Nagoya airforce offi cials disclosed The running into their greatest aerial of their many attacks on Japans warimportant industrial ftlone destroyed or damaged 136 enemy The P51 making the Armys first landbased fighter sweep over the Japanese accounted Al Of 21 were shot six prob ably destroyed and 10 Although a 20th airforce com munique in Washington listed B29 victories at pilot reports made after the giant armada returned Marianas bases increased their victories to No breakdown be tween damaged and known destroy ed was made here This was 20 more Japanese interceptors than B29s had downed or damaged on any previ ous raid and the combined hag was 57 more than the B29s old record of made Tokyo Five and two Mustangs were lost as the Ameri cans ran into intense antiaircraft ire as well as surprisingly heavy fighter Fiercest aerial battles raged over where about 180 Super orts ran into nearly twice as many Japanese fighters as did the Continued on Page Four for Coal Union Say They Can End Debate April Soft coal producers and miners agreed suddenly today that chances fire good they can settle their wage dispute without government inter Chairman Ezra Van Horn of the conference of operators and the United Mine Workers told report ers we have the belief that a contract can he agreed to Van Horn is an Adams of the UMW Jour nal said in a statement on behalf Nazis Escape Gap Narrowed As Reds Press Final Fight By RICHARD KASISCHKE LONDON April Red army tank in around Western Reaching the Danube river northwest of the Rus sian troops sliced across of Viennas escape routes and left the imperiled capital with only seven of an origfnal 22 major railroads and uujnnai Berlin reports said the escape gap to the north already had been Soviet cavalrymen were said to have the river northeast u vci 11 vui fin r tnuciSG M A 71 TDC A OlinrO o have established NAil TREASURES of John president Lewis shares the opti mistic prophecies He like Van that the industry should of its own accord adjudi cate its The conference sent a letter to tho War Labor board saying much the same thing as Vun Horns statement to the The letter spoke of a belief that it may he possible by Monday April lo reach an at least Continued on Page Four TAKEN IN DRIVE Including TOO Tons of Gold Seized by Third Army By EDWARD BALL and WADK WKRNKR WITH TIIK THIRD April golden treasure of Adolf Hitlers collap sing than 100 tons of gold tho currencies of irmny and of price less art captured today by the Third army in an unexpect ed haul that may shorten tho war by robbing tho German army of its The stupendous its full value as yet undetermined hut possibly worth billions of dol was found in a hidden salt mine at 18 miles south cast of when two talk ative German women spilled the secret to military ou said the bullion represented all the gold in and the German army gave some mation by trying desperately to I get back into Merkers loday with j A heavy counterattack in the area miles north n which the Sixth armored and Both infantry divisions knock ed out 40 enemytanks arid ed the Some 200 British prisoners of war who had been employed in tho which is called the Works said they had 20 tenIon truckloads of gold tmload Continued on Pago Four for enemys last retreat close the At the same Berlin ported tank spearheads had broken 23 miles through the Vi enna woods west of the and were plunging westward within 125 miles of Hitlers mountain retreat al Berchles gadcn in While Moscow officially con firmed that Soviet tonimygunners had broken across tho Viennas southern city limits and were bat tling toward its cratered troops elsewhere on the Eastern Front carved out new Cleaning outsouthwestern Po the Soviets moved within 12 miles of Tcschen and in Czechoslovakia gained up to 10 miles on a 80mile In other Russian units battered to m miles of Italy a point miles northeast of the Croatian capital of Vienna will be defended to Soviet wes US miles On t were fleeing over the last crowd ed roads out of the J lie greater part of the city was encircled when Marshal Feodor L II iniii j IbukhmH Third Ukrainian army tankmen battered 14 miles through W00fls in a sweeping throuirh tho of sovon miles Of the to the Dan one Viennas northwestern Ubt Goodrich Chemist CAHlBNTKIl employe of he Goodrich company for the ast 111 is manager of the leparlment which controls com wmding of tire stocks and rnw nmtorials testing at the firms local Horn in he is a graduate of Northwestern univer sity where he received his degree in and Carpenter have two awl They are members of the Methodist church and live at 456 Circle The chemists hobbies are photog raphy and Allied Planes Fly At Will over Reich NINTH AIRFORCIC HEAD April chief American said today Al lied planes can now fly over let many at any time and in any kind of At a press conference a weeks inspection tour of the West ern Arnold said it looks like the German airforce bus lost its will to fifrht is no longer mobile because of the lack of lie said that March was our Rest month yet in tho air witli a daily avenge of more than in the and a total of sorties individual plain flights for tho Five hundred fiftyfive Gorman planes wero shot down in lhn air and 04 more destroyed on the ground during Allied plant losses wore for New Leader Named For Vienna Affairs HY Till ASSOCJATKl IltUSS The Vienna radio broadcast to an ordir by Reich defense com sioncr for thi Reich defense of the district of lialdur Von Karl deputy would take over the affairs of the stale adminis The it was would assume authority instead of the present district governor and por nanont deputy Reich commissioner of Federal Communications mission monitors reported the for NO LADY FORT April wife of u soldier here en tered servico club G looking for her There must be some uhe told Hostess Ramoim Im sure my husband told me to meet him but the uijn out hide roads enlisted mens service he was V where 20 of Continued on Pago Four XRay for Japanese Suffer Crushing Defeat Duel at Sea Uy KLMONT WAIT10 April Navy carrier aircraTt probably the last stronif naval Iho in tic China Saturday as the Nipponese steamed out apparently a effort to turn the Liue of Fleel Admiral Chester Nim U announced from his hcadiiiiar here the battle was around noon U easl erri standard The Japanese includinu the and wore destroyed Friday and sea and air A later count raised lo niiiHliiT of enemy planes cie alroycd April Jn Washington an official Navy Kpokismaii a good 2f permit I the remaining major crimbat force was lost or out I action in the Iacific fleet listed as throe desti siwonU other sses wen royers dtslroyors and smaller craft and seven carrier pianos In a Nim finid additionally that one of our heavy units suffered mi nor damage during MI aircraft at hut is fully The heavy presumably a battle ship or large had partici pated in the naval The initiated the two days of desperate action in efforts If shatter the American amphibi ous force invading Okinawa for War Flashes April Pre mier Plasliras government in Athens resigned a Keu dispatch
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