Laredo Times, May 7, 1944

Laredo Times

May 07, 1944

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Laredo Times (Newspaper) - May 7, 1944, Laredo, Texas 63rd YEAR No. 282 26 PAGES LAREDO, TEXAS, SUNDAY, MAY 7, 1944 PRICE 5c 1 Catholic Leader Commencement Speaker NEWS Behind The NEWS TUCKER TAPS: Chinese authorities in " Washington have informed this Government and the British that their country may be forced out of the war within a few months unless we can provide them with more soldiers and supplies, especially planes and heavy artillery. This will be President Roosevelt's No. 1 problem on his return to Washington. For the first time since Pearl Harbor, Tokyo is giving direct and definite aid to Berlin in its present offensive against Generalissimo Shiang Kai-shek. The Japs aim to bring its great Oriental enemy to its knees simultaneously with or soon after the Anglo-American invasion of Europe. It is global warfare on a grand scale. * *  �)ISCOURAGED: Chungking's troops are tired, dusty, hungry and lacking in many kinds of modern weapons. They are fine fighters* as the well-equipped units under Lieutenant General Joseph W. Stilwell have demonstrated. But they cannot stand up against the Japs unless we can furnish them with weapons, and so far they have received only driblets. Another danger is the terrific inflation throughout China. The American "invasion dollar", and millons have been flown in by plane, is the equivalent of only (Continue on Page 13.)- STATE K OF DEPUTY TO HERE Gus' J. Strauss, State De. puty of the Knights of Columbus, and prominent Texas orator, will be the 1944 Commencement speaker according to an announcement made by Superintendent William P. Galligan and J. W. Nixon, principal of Laredo High School. Commencement exercises and the awarding of diplomas and various honors will take place on Friday, May 26, it was stated, Strauss has a long record of fraternal and public activity. He is at present serving his third term as State Deputy of the Knights of Columbus and his first term as Supreme Warden. At various times he has held the offices of State Warden, and State Secretary of the Knights of Columbus. He was also for four years the president of the Catholic State League, Besides holding these fraternal offices Strauss in a member of Archbishop Lucey's Executive Committee for the National Council of Catholic Men, Chairman of the National Catholic Community Service in Austin, a member of the Operating Committee of the USO, and Catholic Co-Chairman of the Conference of Christians and Jews for the (Continued on Page 8.) Mail Move Over Bridge Today Postmaster Jennie R. Goodman announced Saturday that the closing of the international bridge Sunday would in nowise delay the transfer of mails from the Laredo post-office to the Nuevo Laredo postoffice and that the international mail would be transferred as usual. The truck carrying the mail from the Laredo postoffice will leave on schedule times Sunday and at the bridge the usual tolls will be offered and the mail carried to the Mexican side. The truck bringing the international mail from Mexico will operate from the Nuevo Laredo postoffice as usual. Assumes Command FOR WORTH, May 6-^)- Maj. Gen. Jacob E. Ficke arrived here today to take temporary command of the AAF Training Command headquarters in the absence of Lt. Gen. Barton K. Yount, regular commander, who has departed on an undisclosed mission Major General Fice is rg-ular commanding general of the AAF Training Command's Eastern Technical Training Com-/mand with headquarters at St. Louis, Mo. We Congratulate ^ New Members Of The Stork Club Mr, and Mrs. Manuel Espino-za of 2321 -Benavides street announce the birth of a son at Mercy Hospital Saturay. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Paulson of 1807 Guerra avenue announce the birth of a daughter at Mercy Hospital Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Manuel de Llano of 819 Chihuahua street announce the birth of a son% at Mercy Hospital Saturday. Mexico Transfers Alien Prisoners MAZATLAN. Mexico. May 6 -(ff>)-Three Germans passed through here today enroute to the Mexican Penal Colony on Tres Marias Islands. The three were brought under guard from the Alien concentration center in Perote and placed aboard a prison ship here. The Interior Ministry announced recently that a group of Germans were being transfered from Perote to the Island Colony because they had caused trouble among the other prisoners. Yank Downs 28th German Plane LONDON, May 6.-UP}-Wing Commander J. E. (Johnny) Johnson downed his , 28th Nazi plane over France yesterdav, becoming the leading ace among RAF pilots still flying. Wing Commanders J. R. D. Braham and J. H. Lac" are tied for second ~lace, with 27 planes apiece. Flight Lt. George Beurling, a Canadian who destroyed 31 planes, recently was transferred from the RAF to the RCAF and now is in Canada on flying training duty. Daily Washington M err o (Trademark) own By DREW PEARSON (Lt, Col. Robert S. Allen now on active service with the Army.) KING'S ACCOUNT QF SINKING OF HORNET LEAVES OUT SIGNIFICANT DETAILS; B O M B E RS FROM CARRIER WERE SENT OUT TOO LATE TO FOIL THE JAP ATTACK; DELAY OF TWO HOURS FOLLOWED MESSAGE ENEMY FLEET HAD BEEN CONTACTED; SLOWNESS OF COMMUNICATIONS AT THAT TIME ALSO BLAMED FOR OUR DEFEAT. WASHINGTON:-Admiral King's recent report on two years of T U. S. naval warfare contains an interesting reference to the sinking of the airplane carrier Hornet. He tells how U. S. planes from the carrier Enterprise, going to attack the Jap fleet, actually passed Jap dive bombers going the other way to attack the Hornet. But those who actually lived through that battle know that Admiral King leaves out a lot of the story. One minor but unique , (Continued oth stood pat, the government  v$ contending the bridge company should pay the expense of go-..' vernment officials necessary to -keep the bridge open and the bridge owners contending this was the government function. SUFFICIENT AMMUNITION BOSTON, May 6-Sufficient .30 and .50 caliber ammunition to kill six times the.human population of the earth was supplied to fighting men by the Army Ordnance Field Service during 1943, according to Brig. Gen. Edward F. MacMor-land. Russian Air Units Sink 19 � r Axis Ships Near Sevastopol LONDON, Sunday, May 7.- UP) -The Soviet high command announced last night that Russian naval-air units had sunk eight more Axis ships near Sevastopol in the Crimea, making a total of 19 in two days, and said Red army troops repulsed local counterattacks in former Poland. � �� w � * ^4 4  ^ X3j Two hundred Germans were killed southeast of Stainlawow in the area between the Upper Dniester River and the Carpathian Mountains, said a midnight bulletin telling of the only land activity reported by Moscow. Russian airmen also attacked a German field in that sector. The German high command said Axis troops* besieged at Sevastopol since mid - April, again had beaten off heavy Red army infantry and tank attacks supported by artillery. Axis broadcasts located the most violent fighting as long the Chorn-aya River on the northeast side of Sevastopol. Berlin also reported collapse of Russian assaults east of the middle Siret River in Romania, but Moscow was silent on these operations as the land front lull entered the third week. Pensive Captures Kentucky Derby CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, May 6-(JF)-Pensive, the horse that almost didn't get to come to the Kentucky Derby," struck from behid in the final eight of a mile today to win" the 70th and richest of all der-hies in the silks of Warren, Wright's Calumet Farmfi. Broad* cloth was second and Stir Up third. Pensive returned $18.20, $7,20 and $4.60 across the board with Broadcloth paying $6.80 to place and $4.60 to show. The show price on Stir Up was $3.00. Sut Up was fourth and Brief Sigh finished fifth. .-if, V.J A. - -. - .J Marshal Rommel Tells Germans Invasion Of Homeland BY RUSSELL LANDSTORM LONDON, SUNDAY, May 7-UP)-Field Marshal Er win Rommel told Germans in their bombed homeland yesterday that an Allied invasion of Europe "must be reckoned aa a* imminent," and one Nazi commentator said the Americaij& '"""^ and Britons would hurl 2,000,000 men into action thl* month, using 100,000 landing crafts. Dr. Erich Widdecke, a writer in the Westfaelische Landosdei-tung, was quoted by the Berlin radio early today as saying that the main Allied blow would be across the English Channel, with another hitting southern France and possible diversionary thrusts at Denmark and Norway, The German commentator declared the main Allied landings would be made under protect-tion of an *'enormous air umbrella," and said: "They will so powerful it will be impossible to prevent establishment of hrigehoads-so the fate of the invasion will depend on battles between the invasion forces and large (German) reserves ." Rommel pictured German soldiery as "armed with new weapons" and "ready for the utmost," and he asserted in a German broadcast that the Allies would "come up against a great many surprises." Woody Woody EAGLE PASS ARMY FIELD, :*f Texas, May 0' -