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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 
                            

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