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   Laredo Times (Newspaper) - October 8, 1943, Laredo, Texas                                J        #  V i     T " � ^'V ffi TV 4 Day 8 ihall not be unpurntsh-that    apeaketh    lies shall -Proverbs 19:9- Clark s Army Battles To Reach Volturo River Where Germans Dig In For Stand 62ND YEAR No. 101 12 PAGES LAREDO, TEXAS,   FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1943 PRICE 5c Nuevo Laredo Mayor Enforces Ceiling To Be Here With Opera Quartette October 15 CORN FINED. GRAIN SEIZED, SOLD POLYNA STOSKA, metropolitan opera prima donna, who will be here with the National Operatic Quartette the evening of October 15 to open the Laredo Civic Music Association concert season, President J. James Richter announces. (More Pictures of Civic Music Artists on Page 7.) Following the filing of a complaint against a grocery store on Victoria street in Nuevo Laredo by inspectors of commerce, a Nuevo Laredo grocer was arrested and held on charges of violating the recent ceiling price decree. The charges filed against the man was that of hoarding 97 sacks of corn and selling it at 45 centavos a kilo. Following a hearing, Mayor Pedro Gonzalez ordered the corn confiscated and the grocer fined one thousand pesos. This corn, together with other smaller number of sacks confiscated, are being sold by the city at the rate of 24 centavos a kilo. According to the decree, all hoarded foods confiscated are to be sold at ceiling prices by the city authorities. The Nuevo Laredo city hall yesterday was filled to overflowing with persons buying the corn of which there is a scarcity through-out Mexico. Heads of Salvation Army In Laredo Legion Seeks to Keep Flag Flying _    rice �E�SJ"H GREAT Nuevo Laredo Mayor Takes Direct Action Against Hoarding On Buildings Here PROGRAMS SIGNED City and county officials will be asked to keep the American flag flying daily over the city hall and court house the American Legion voted last night at its semimonthly meeting at Legion Home. The Legionnaires also voted to ask owners of the larger buildings to arrange to keep "Old Glory" flying. I "x^j "h" Kyft',::>;: L  P  \   b" p---v, \v,v 11 j _ F  F       .       L .   �    .��--'*v,*.-. V...........4  �   m mm &  #*...... 0mm -1 MILTON Sergeant Russell Love Back From Two * ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Battles With 7 Wounds; Decoration PROCLAMATION Greetings: Laredo, like all other com munities, having among its residents those who through no fault of their own - find themselves in need of aid,-and Laredo having been served for many years by an organization which is skilled in identifying those deserving of assistance and,- Since this organization - thr alvation Army must have f with which to operate, and, Because every citizen of Laredo benefits directly or indirectly by the activities of the Salvation A kS9 m V CHARLES E. RICHTER, Laredo insurance executive, who was elected president of the chamber of commerce at the annual meeting of the directors Thursday. A. R. Hunt was elected vice president and P. H. Stanford re-elected Treasurer. Renken Says Fire Now,   therefore, I,    Hugh S PreVefttiOIt Week Cluck, Mayor of the City of *,a- -   ^ redo, do hereby set aside   and A SllCCfiSS proclaim Saturday - the 9th of October, SALVATION ARMY DAY _                                                       _________   ______e Laredo-and all citizens   are I George Renken has announced ) pear here^,Week from tonight, SMETERLIN! DELLA CHIESII SZIGETT! NATIONAL OPERATIC QUARTETTE I That's the roll call on JS;;';'- J I names and units at the top liK;\-;A of  concert and music  roll which will be on the Laredo Civic Music Association this season starting October 15, II President J. James Richter i announced toHay. There's a probability that a fifth concert will be added, Richter said. With largest membership budget in its history the local Civic Music Association was able to reach out this year and take the cream of the concert world talent, Jan Smeterlin, top - bracket pianist; Vivian Delia Chiesi, orgeous personality soprano whom all radio fans swear by as one of the very finest voices on the air; Joseph Szigeti, violin wizard and the National Operatic quartette. The quartette is a four in one numebr bringing four outstanding artists, two men   and two ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Algiers, Oct. 8-(ffl-Battling in heavy rain and mud, Lt. Gen. Mark W. Clark's Fifth. Army has forged ahead and reached the Volturno River, the German defense line north of Naples, on a 16-mile front from Capua to the sea, Allied headquarters announced today. Captured in advance were Capua, on the south side of the river, where there is an important crossing, and Castel Volturno at the river mouth, 97 airline miles from Rome. Capua, the main town on the Mazoni plain on which the first phase of Gen. Clark's battle for Rome is being waged, is 17 mlies north of Naples and 106 straight-line miles southeast of the Italian capital. It was taken in a 10-mile advance along the via Casalina, one of the two main roads from Naples to Rome. The other is the Apian way, .nearer the coast. On the right, where the British Eighth Army was fighting another battle on the approaches to the side door to the Italian capital, Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery's forces beat back more fierce German counterattacks, took the offensive and occupied an important high area above Termoli along the Adriatic. Six German divisions were now fighting along the Italian front in fierce action. In their first sweep into Greece, American Lightning fighters of the Northwest African Air Forces destroyed a number of parked planes on the ground at Ara-xos, on the coast of the Gulf of (Continued on Page 4.) LIC. PEDRO GONZALEZ Russia Expands Three Dnieper Bridgeheads MOSCOW, Oct. 8-UB-The Red Army, pressing its new surprise autumn offensive all the way from White Russia to the Black Sea, was reported today expanding its three bridgeheads west of the Dnieper River, particularly the one below Kiev which threatened to cave in Germany's entire eastern front. With Fire Prevention Week women and will be the first on coming to   a close,   Fire Chief the concert series and   will ap- iw�d.-to-flubaCTlbeJo-the-mip- that the campaign has given ex- October 15. With the   National   Operatic MRS. ATKINS By JIM FALVELLA Wearing the purple heart for wounds inflicted during two battles in which he had engaged in the North African campaign, Technical Sergeant Russell E. Love, 36, son of the late Everett Love, prominent onion grower and agri-,  XY,,7 ,^,T^ _ �        �   �    - -      - Laredo -     i* -1  NEW YORK> Oct. 8 Newsman port of this International organ- cellent results   the Department ization which devotes its entire having^ answered   but one fire Quartette will be Polyns Stoska, efforts to   prevent   undeserved alarm which registered no loss, grand opera prima donna,   so- "This   shows that   preventable prano; Russell fires can   be eliminated   to a Winifred Heidt, I have hereunto signed my name minimum." the Chief said, and loists of the Ford Sunday Hour officially and caused the Seal of then gave the following recom- and Jess Walters, rising   young T- ~'   TTJ"   to be im- mendations: '    " Lighted matches and smokes suffering in our own city. IN TESTIMONY    WHEREOF Roberts,   tenor; of the so- OT-Ed the City of   Laredo pressed hereon this the 8th day of October, 1943 HUGH S. CLUCK cuiLurist, ana wno is a native oi l^areao, is oacK nome on T ^   '; " I    " ^uva furlough while recuperating from the injuries received, but ^e^eJVe^a^df TeteT Attest. May�r �f Lared�' ^ PTIMISTS plans going back into service before Christmas. Love who was inducted into' army service May 12, 1942, from Laredo, was assigned to a fam-ed> infantry Division and was sent overseas in the fall of 1942, where he was under command of Lieut. General Pat-ton, and served in the North African campaign. During the battle of Tunisia he received a ehrapnel wound m the chest, when a piece of iron was taken from his right lung after he was put in a hospital near the front. About three months later he was (Continued on Page 11.) foreign correspondent, died yesterday while visiting here. A. R. GARCIA City Secretary. baritone. Richter states that since the should be put out before thrown concert season opens soon after away, keep   them away   from the recent drive, posters    will children, and do not smoke in not be  available  for the   first bed.   Keep rubbish, waste pap- concert.   He urged    everybody ers and oily rags away fr*om the to keep the date, October 15, in Front line dispatches to the army newspaper Red Star said the major crossing of he Dnieper south of Pereyaslav, 50 miles below the Ukrainian capital city of Kiev, which may prove to be one of the decisive operations of the war, caught the enemy by surprise and was carried out in four hours under the cover of darkness. Russian forces which   formed the    wedge   in the    Germans* vaunted Dnieper line   were reported already to have organiz-(Continued on Page 11.) Servando de la Garza Dies In Mexico City Servando C. de la Garza, 52, son of Mrs. Juvencia S. de la Garza and the late Servando de la Garza of Laredo, and who was a native of Laredo, died in Mexico City Wednesday afternoon when he suffered a heart attack two hours after an oper-(Continued on Page 11.) (Continued on Page 4.) mind. ourth Degree Knights To I The Laredo Optimists Club at their weekly luncheon meeting at the Hamilton Hotel Thursday received an invitation from the district governor of Optimist International to have a representative at a meeting to be held in Wimberly Saturday and Sunday for taking action on the (Continued on Page 4.) RAF Blasts Three Big German Cities - LONDON, Oct. 8-(#1-Ranging over a great area of outhern Germany last night, a powerful Royal Air Force bomber fleet pounded three important German cities Stuttgart, Friedrichshafn and Munich. Heavy cloud formations pre-j vented full observation of the results of the RAF operations, an i ii Air Ministry communique said, but the German radio announced Hiat "extensive damage" was inflicted on Stuttgart, where the jj (unction of eight mainline rail-Iway rivals its industries in im-"portance as bornbing targets. Besides blasting the three im- fortant German cities, British lanes laid mines in enemy wat- '____ ____1        11 A�_ i _.    . _*t 8 rs, and the Air Ministry said �fhat seven aircraft were missing "|rom the night's extensive operations. i DNB, Germany news agency, ^tn a broadcast recorded by the "Associated Press said that Nor-^jivich, important city north of ^England city was also a target rof Nazi bombers during the night. Madrid Group Scored By Mexico Labor MEXICO CITY, Oct. 8. - (&) -The Mexican Workers Confederation today said an article in the Madrid Falange organ, Arriba, criticizing Mexican Foreign and religious policies represented "uncalled for intervention in Mexican domestic affairs," The newspaper's criticism of collaboration with the United States "has a distinct stamp of Nazism, which reveals its true character," the confederation said in a press statement. The Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus will serve as an honor guard to His Excellency, Bishop Gar-riga, at the Solemn Pontifical Field Mass to be held on the post office lawn, at 8 o'clock Sunday morning, October 10, according to Henri Diou, Faithful Navigator of Laredo Assembly of the Fourth Degree. "All members of the Fourth Degree are urged to be at the Mercy Hospital at 7:45 Sunday morning" in the full regalia of that degree," said Diou. Continuing he said, "This Mass is being offered at the request of Laredo Council and Laredo Assembly as our part in the celebration of Discovery Day, and also as our public prayer for the victory of our arms, and for a just and lasting peace. We therefore, urge every Knight of Columbus in Laredo to be present and receive Communion at the Mass. We also request that every Fourth Degree be present in full regalia to serve as a guard of honor to the Bishop." Special seats will be reserved (Continued on Page 4.) Be Field Mass Honor Guard ^ i i Daily W a shin gton Merry Qo Round BY DREW PEARSON (Trademark*) PREW PEARSON'S 'STINGS' PROMOTED BETTER U. S. VIEW i TOWARD RUSSIA, OBSERVER BELIEVE ? From the Star-Times, Washington Bureau By TRUMAN FELT WASHINGTON, Sept. 30-During the month that elapsed between Sumner Welles* resignation and its announcement by the White House, with the appointment of Edward R. Settinius, Jr., lis the new undersecretary of state, the outstanding development in ,;orejgn policy has been the succession of moves-for closer collab-pration with Russia. i! This change began, in fact, almost simultaneously with the ^iolent outburst of the usually-calm Secretary Hull against Col-4mnist Drew Pearson for his charges of anti-Russian policy, followed by a presidential rebuke of Unprecedented sharpness, obviously aimed at the same writer. The official State Department view fs, of course, that the harges were baseless; there never has been any trouble and pro- (Continued on Page 12,), Save  Regularly The Grocery Stores Listed They Are Consistently Bringing You Better Quality And Prices! Read the Grocery Sections Thursday and Friday in The Laredo Times. Make a list of the Savings-and Shop for the SAVINGSI RAMIREZ Cash Store PIGQLY WIGGLY STORES CAVAZOS' Red and White Food Store Salvation Army Nears Goal Qudta Tucker Says At a meeting of Salvation Army drive workers called last night by drive chairman, O. A. Tucker, it was learned that $3,075.00 or more than half the quota has been raised. With $2,000.00 still to be collected, Mayor Hugh Cluck has proclaimed Saturday, October 9th, set aside as Salvation Army Day. Booths (and pretty girls) will be located at various spots in the down town section, and every one will have the opportunity to subscribe to the fund. Those who have not been contacted personally by drive workers are urged to exchange a dollar for a Salvation Army pin at one of these booths. In addition to the pin, you'll get that good feeling that results from knowing you have helped along a vital program of emergency aid. If you won't be in town tomorrow, please call 868 and ask Major Atkins to come for your check. Your contribution will be appreciated. Miss Gray to Leave Laredo USO For California Miss Elizabeth Gray, the worn- ans   director   of  the   National Catholic Community Service of U.S.O. who has been in Laredo since last Spring as the womens director of the Laredo U.S.O, has received orders   to report   for duty in the western region with headquarters at the U.S.O. in Los Angeles, Calif. Miss Gray will spend a week*s vacation in Laredo next week then leave for her new station. Her successor in Laredo has not yet been named. B. G. Salinas Gives Statement On War Fund Campaign, In answer to various inquiries with respect to the opening of the National War Fund campaign, the following statesment was issued by B. G. Salinas, Chairman of the Webb County Chapter, American Red Cross. "The- American Red Cross and the National and Community War Funds carry on separate drives and independent activities but they supplement each other and are united in the will to serve, In accordance with the decision of the President's War Relief Control Board, the Red Cross will conduct its 1944 War Fund next March while the National War Fund campaign is being held this month. The Red Cross wishes the National War Fund leaders every success their appeal." in Rayburn for VP DALLAS, Oct. 8 - (^-Representatives L. Mendel Rivers (D-SC) and Wright Patman (D-Tex) want Speaker Sam Ray-burn for the 1944 democratic vice presidential nominee, They said last night: Patman-Rayburn is the "outstanding man for vice president." Rivers-"I don't know    what my state will do, but personally I'm for Sam Rayburn for vice president." (periscope) And here's saluting Mr. and Mrs. Reyes Ortiz upon their wedding anniversary. And a bow to Minerva Villar-real upon her birthday. And it's too bad Tony Mag-non is too busy to continue as trainer of the Tigers and he'll be missed. Manuel Carillo of Laredo and Manuel Carillo of Mexico City bumping into each other again' this time at the Optimist Club. And make yourself happy by getting a present to Mrs. Peter Leyendecker Jr. to be given to a soldeir at the USO bring par-ty tomorrow night. And here, Rancher Walter Nicholson waiting around buf not for /the evening mall. Who is Dr. Graham backing in the World Series? And we are not hinting for a bet, too. Your wisecrack would hayc been used in this space if wc had heard you make it and ii Jiad been printable. Londo 1 n Gets Worst Raid Two Years LONDON, Oct. 8-Iff)-London suffered its heaviest raid in two years at the hands 'of the German air force last night as RAF bombers staged their fifth air assault of the month on targets inside Germany. The raid on the British capital came early while streets were still thronged with people. The Air Ministry announced an unspecified number of casualties from bombs dropped over a wide area of the metropolis by a "small number" of enemy planes that succeeded in penetrating the anti-aircraft defenses. East Anglia and Southeast Britain also were visited by the German bombers. Two enemy aircraft were shot down-one in the London area. The last large scale German attack on London was on Mav 5, 1941. While last night's raid was sharp, neither damage nor casualties were comparable to the toll exacted almost nightly two years ago. American soldiers and civilians recently arrived in London on street corners to watch their first raid "in force." Britons and others who have been through previous heavy aerial attacks headed for shelters. As great searchlights swept the sky and the defense barrages increased in intensity, British night fighters went up to meet the enemy. High overhead formations of the big RAF bombers headed for the continent also were picked up by the searchlights. Although   crowded residential areas in London suffered damage from enemy bombs, there was no report of military targets being hit. Volcano Threatens Rice, Cane Crops MEXICO CITY, Oct. 8.- Sugar cane and rice crops valued at $1,000,000 are threatened with destruction   in Michoacan State because ashes   from   Paricutin Volcano have clogged irrigation ditches.   Gen.   Lazaro Cardenas reported today after a tour of the area, Cardenas recommended that the national irrigation commission and the Michoacan government take emergency measures to save the crops. Two Pronged Allied Off en sive Readied (or the Jap By DEWITT MACKENZIE Associated Press War Analyst Events in Asia and the Pacific emphasize the steady approach of a two-pronged United Nations drive against the Japanese, a fact admitted by Premier Tojo in warning new government officials that the Allied offensive has "gained in intensity" and that from now on their "responsibility is enormous." Straws which show the direction of a great wind that blows the Japs no good include the arrival m India of Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, commander-in-chief ior Southeast Asia, to prepare for the invasion of Burma. This is likely to play a major part in breaching the Mikado s home defenses. Over in the Pacific General MacArthur's New Guinea offensive continues "with great speed and success", as Secretary of War (Continued on Page 12.) Be low The Rio Qrande (Trade Mark. Reg. C. S. Pat. OftJ By LEON PEARSON WASHINGTON-Leaving Miami Friday of this week (October 8) a group of 13 American newssmen will make a grand tour by air of the entire Amazon Valley, to see for themselves how much natural rubber Uncle Sam is getting from the jungles of Brazil, Peru and Bolivia. The trip is sponsored by Rubber Development Corporation, which pays all transportation expenses. The purpose is to tell the American public the real story of that difficult venture-a venture which has been concerned not only with tapping rubber but also with improving the lot of the natives with atabrins tablets, subsistence gardens, moving pictures, and musical instruments. But Rubber Development is sloughing off the reforms, and getting right down to the latex. RDC officials protest that they didn't, import the musical instruments or the Swiss chef, and they want to get rid of both as soon as possible. In fact, the Swiss chef is flready back in New York, in time for Thanksgiving dinner with his family, He is typical of the elaborate, fangle-dangled program which was set up by other agencies before the late reorganization. The chef was supposed to go to Manaos, rubber center of Brazil, to make life bearable for the officials imported from Washington. But when he got there, he had nothing to work with, and he became a stock-room clerk instead. A lot of money was wasted and time lost by giving the Amazon program th:-.t glamorous glow of reform which Rex Tug-well's Resettlement projecls had in the early New Deal days. Today, U is being stripped to bare essentials, and the 13 newsmen are supposed to find things really humming. From Miami, they fly to Haiti, to see the eryptostegia plantations, then to Trinidad, Belem, Manaos, and into the three-country headwaters of the Amazon-Brazil, Peru, and Bolivia. The tour endr- with a fling at Sao Paulo and Rio. FIRST COLOMBIAN TIRE Colombia has just manufactured the first automobile tire in (Continued on Page 2.) � r I if . ft* ^ r \ < ! f   ri    h -r   

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