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Pulaski Southwest Times (Newspaper) - January 26, 1944, Pulaski, Virginia r f J ft i f M fl i j u r t THE SOUTHWEST TIME THE WEATHER VIRGINIA Increasing clondl neps and vvarmfr today and occasional light rain beginning1 In southwest portlop Thursday cloudy with occasional light rain and mud Evening Newspaper Considered A Member of 98 Per Cent of PaktsJd VOLUME 289 The Associated Auoclated i and Bervloe JANUARY 1944 Carrier Boy Within City 18c Per Week i STATE SINGLE COPY 5 CBftW i Reds TrapGerman Force Close To Leningrad The cap ture of Krasnbgvardeisk was announced today by Marshal Stalin in Order of the large railway junction 30 miles southwest of Leningrad and one of the last strongholds still left to the Germans in that en by by the troops of Eeonid I By HENRY CASSIDY UP The great Russian northern offensive has reached the two main railroads running west and south of Lenin cutting off approximately nazi troops from direct communication with the rest of the German A war communique an nounced last night that Leonid Govorovs Leningrad army had its way into the strategic rail hub of Krasnofrvar 80 miles southwest of Rus sias second city to sever the im portant trunk line running west to the Estonian city is also thisnprth of a railway run ning and RELATION BOMBS AWAY Speedy newscamera caught this striking closeup of a bomb dropping from a Douglas Dauntless dive bomber just at the instant that plane completed its screaming plunge and started to pull Navy photo from Storm Into Town Goyorovs troops stormed into from 14 miles to and front dispatches reported that the town already outflanked from east and was expected to fall nine miles east of Krasnogvardeisk oh a 8ranch line Tosno j junction point on the LeningradMoscow main railway was in this white othtfr Units of Govorovg forces moved across the Lenin gradMoscow line between Tosno iContlnued On Page Column 1 46 Jap Plaiies Lost In Fight Zealand Attackers Cain Major Victory In Sunday Raid ADVANCED ALLIED HEAD New UP More than 150 American and New Zealand fighters and bomb making one of the best coordinated raids iflince the war between 46 and 61 Japanese planes and de Russians Reject Aid From In Polish Rift tW retary of State Hull announced today that Russia had ed the offer of to employ its good offices in restoring diplomatic relations between Poland and Hull made the ittnouhceHiene a news He brought that the Hns took the that they do not feel the between themselves and Poland right for successful use of offer at thta The reply Hull that the soviet government does not feel that conditions have yet ripened to a point where such good offices could be used to advantage The Russians beffan their note of he ail cxpreision of appreciation for the What further if the United States oaf either alone or in ceoperatloa with which had offered to a resumption of relations between Poland anil Reds Discover Bodies Moscow States Germans Shot Pole Prisoners Near Smolensk UP The Moscow announced today a soviet commission had found IljOOQ bodies in uni remained ty anansWfred Four Jap Vessels Sunk By American Planes stroyed above lmore m the ground aise enemy losses in Rabaul this month Voii j Ralph forces in the taid was an Mitchell said this lat a series of sustained as saults on the NewBritain strong hold from was one the most effective ever completed in V more than 40 dive bomb era downon Ra hauls principal fighter silenced 17 antiaircraft with 18 bombers followed ter ground defenses Were paralyz ed to plant bombs in thb midsection of concrete ways and on the fijral As the bombers a 50 bombers of the wingpf attacked a Japanese convoy off Fuchjpw pn east China1 coast Monday and sank four vessels totaling Lt Joseph Stilwells headquarters announced v fe a freighter was damaged and a Japanese seaplane shot The vessels sunk Jwerec lisjteil f 8 passehger arid forms buriedin the 10 miles from and charged that they were Polish war prisoners shot by the Ger man The recorded by the soviet said that the spe cial commission began its inquiry Sept 1943 when Nikolai Burdenko of the peo ples commissariat of health and other and experts arriv ed at experts made a thorough investigation of the docu nrents and factual evidence found on the bodies and in the said the All this evi dence establishes precisely the time and the circumstances o the crimes perpetrated by the German Promised Findings Moscow first announced that the commission was studying the Katyn massacre on li and promised early findings af ter noting that the soviet gov ernment could not deal with the Polish government in London be cause the Poles had asked the international Red Crpss to in vestigate German charges that killings done by the propagandists said Polish soldiers and had been killed during the Russian Occupation pf The Poles asked tor and then with a reflflert a Red Cross wtton rf the Moscow sev ered relations with Had Three Camps The announcement todaysaid ihat when the Germans invaded wej Smolerisk district three camps polish prisoneisofwar were situated and 27 miles west 6f and the Poleswere working on camps couldjf be evacuated in time wheif the Ger mans reached tiie the Continued On Page Column I Continued On Pago ng Candidates hesetvupori by 70 iighters by Zealand Bag 32 Planes irican and New shot down least 82 probably 46jsome retnrnfaB pilots counted 48 enemy planes which were added to the eight ntanes destroyed on the jrroundE Two bombers And three fighters were lost but one That ajttack was made Sunday allied fighterii ly circled finally enticed pf enemy fijthters to of tojnake the ballot service men and women Quit some war wterani not wttit to vote but intend for of fice and natiofaal at to fill He laces a runoff the nomination with Hubert nominated SO oldiJwounded and bemedal led hero of Pearl Midway andmore than 200 aerial combat as their candidate in March 7 special electidn to fill the Beat vacated by the death of Lawrence a T The Republicans Dean 59 year old business man end new deal rWuertele was nominated while he was in lospitel urfdergoing treatment for ia foot wpupdl is Ljf possible of NAyaT James nomination for Adopts Resolution Of Whitehead On Finances JP The house of delegates today adopted a re solution introduced by Delegate Robert Whiteheady of lling on the state comptroller to furmsh members of the house a detailed statement for years showing general fund re estimates and in order that the confusion on the financial status of the state may be cleared up in the minds of the Whitehead said the assembly is being called on to appropriate large sums for public purposes and that there is a difference of opinion as to the amount avail able for His re solution would put some facts before the An investigation of the state merit system appeared likely to day as a result the announced plans of Senator Andrew of to introduce a re solution providing for a seven man commission1 make such a study and report to the next general Clarke said he planned to ask for a commission of three members from from tne and two from the original commission which drew up plans for the merit sys The he Would je empowered to Conduct any necessary hearings and make its report 60 days prior to the Previously Passed The personnel act was passed at the last It provides or the system to be headed by he governor and for the admin strator to be appointed by the chief budget was named ad TAKING THE OUT OF RAILROAD The rails and ties in background were ripped from Italian railroad by allied who turned rightofway into a truck road for advance against Germans at Porchi and at left covers entrance to Germanbuilt dugout being used by signal corps radiotelephoto from British Stand Is Reaffirmed Eden Sees No Change In Poland Since 1939 In Policy Review Continued On Page Column 6 JNLBIs Flayed By Committee Illegal Charged To Federal Body FDR Power Challenged By WILLIAMljr ARBOGAST WASHINGTON The na tional war labor board was accus ed by a special house committee today of violating constitu tion by requiring maintenanceof iinidn membership clauses in con tracts between workers and em The seti up to in vestigate acts of executive agen cies beyond thbscope of their declared in ii blister ing report the the constitution can not be i suspend ed by the president or his agents merely because a state of war Hits Goveniment If labor boards autocratic challenge to constitutional auth ority remains unanswered and report it will imperil our economic system and Will mark tile transi tion1 of our government from one of laws to one of men Fiv5 of the seven committee members including Chairman DVa signed the A dissenting opinion was filed by Voorhto of California and New De niocratsn who held the board has not exceeded authority duly granted it by congress itself J the majority report with Smith were Representatives dealt the By ROGER iREENE JP Cautiously sidestepping a showdown on the ticklish question of Polish Jerri torial Foreign Secre tary Anthony Eden reaffirmed today Britains policy of not re cognizing wartime changes in the map of he a loophole Prinie Minister Churchill that no changes would be recognized un less they take place with the free consent and goodwill of the parties Edens declaration made clear that Britain was determined not to recognize the partition of Po land made by Germany and Rus sia following the nazi invasion of Proposed Basis Russia recently proposed that the Polishsoviet frontier be ad justed on the basis of the Curz on line proposed by an allied after the first world This line would leave Rus sia in possession of most of the territory she took in The Polish government in Lon don suggested the United States and Britain mediate the but the soviet announced it con sidered the Polish stand a re jection of its offer for settlement of the boundary Referring to a statement on npnreeognition of Polish terri torial changes that he had ad dressed to the late Polish pre Wladyslaw Eden told commons This remains the His majestys government of cpdrse stands on theL principles enunci ated in the Atlantic Department Remains Silent On Latest Break UP Uni ted States government officials no immediate comment today as Argentina announced her longdelayed break in dip lomatic relations with the axis and there appeared to be a disposition here to adopt a wait and see attitude pend ing action on related orders which normally attend such Such orders usually extend to suspension of communications like the radiotele phone and and termination of commercial rela Onthe fiasls wf past state ments by Secretary of State it could be assumed there was gratification here that the action at Buenos Aires will close German and Jap anese embassies in the western apparently complet ing unanimous application of the hemispheric defense resolu tion adopted by all American republics at Rio De Janeiro two years ber INJURED FLIER PICKS HIS SPOT CHATTANbOGA Edwin a bomber wrote home recently that was forced to parachute from his plane returning a bomb ing mission and in landing severe ly sprained his He dragged himself some distance reaching a It was the home of a noted Eng Briggs Facing Forgery Trial Former Hopkins Aide Is Indicted Over By Grand Jury By MAX HALL The trial of George N Briggs on a forgery charge growing out of the Hopkins episode to day promised to together a notable array of Justice department officials in dicated it would start in the perhaps along about cherry blossom Witnesses who testified private ly before the grand jury that indicated and who probably will be asked to repeat their stories in open court the were SWrry White House of the Interior Harold Ickes Umphrey president of Sou thern Methodist university Frank Oklahoma oil company FpH Demands Vote Flan For Service Groups Sees Fraud lish specialist in the treatment of and Nelson foot former mayor of Briggs accused of having dreamed up the now celebrated Hopkins letter Serving aa confidential aide to Secretary also appeared before the grand He pictured himself to reporters as a victim of pow er politics and would it was learned answer any ques tionsabout the letters origin while in the jury Counsel who is not under but who arranged to post bail pending remarked that very greatly surprised that he was indicted in view the factsi as they are and as we assumerthey wen presented i to the Vv The in I addition to the forgery also charged Briggs witirnsihr the to defraud and with false pretense in connection with the publica tion by Sparks of a letter which implied somepolitical conniving between Hopldns and Wendell Republican presidential aspirant UNKINDEST cut OP ALL LAKE A inant in a divprce suit Kere cawed hto great dent Roosevelt demanded of congress today adequate federal taachinery for fighting and sailors to vote next and bluntly labelled a states rights vote plan a fraud up on the American hi unusually vehement Ian gu the president said four Billions of men do not have any lobby or pressure group en capitol hill to see that justice is for them and I am that I can ex their wjahjis in mtt ter resentment against the discrimination which is be IIIK practiced against fin an admitted departure custom and precedent lie even notice of house legis lative which might permit final action on vote iwne without a Cassino Fight Nearing Close Rapido River Is Stormed By Troops5th Army Advancing By WES GALLAGHER ALLIED yP troops stormed across the Rapido river in renewed battle for Cassino already entered by field dispatches said and fifth army invasion forces below Rome have speared deeper against increas ing it was announ ced The nazis apparently were pull ing Units back from the Cassino front to meet the great threat to their It now seems certain the in vasion thrust has at least cut the Appian and seriously threat ens the remaining CassinoRome perhaps having it under artillery Hit Mine Fields American combat units ere adv ancing through minefields north of Cassino after a second cross ing of the Rapido a head quarters officer Headquarters said it had no in formation that Cassino yet had been French troops north of the bastion town were forced from Croce by bitter nazi counter with close fighting con While the Germans threw in creasing opposition against the invasion troops who landed in the NettflnoAnzio an allied of ficer said this Resistance still was comparatively Closer To Rome Cairo radio said the allies were 19 miles from The troops were spurred an other visit from Mark fifth army who expressed satisfaction with their German planes struck at the1 sea and an an nouncement declared nazi1 bomb ers had three hospital ships well outside the invasion sinking one of All three were lighted and carried Red Cross A communique said that French troops of the fifth army are engaged a bitjer seesaw struggle with the enemy for possession of important heights northeast of Allied smash ed at bridges and roads and ma chinegunned Germans in the area south of Eleven nazi planes were ahot down for a loss of three allied MacArthur Given liliflfi Large Spy Group Is Being Exposed In Country By STANLEY ROSS BUENOS gentina severed tions with Germany ano Japan today to complete belatedly a so lid stand by the western sphere against the The last of 21 republics in the Americas to break off relations with Germany and Ar gentina announced the action ter a long night of among leaders the of President Pedro Ramirez While these discussions werein it also was revealed tor police were busy up many persons some ed to be members of Argentine society in an extensive espipn age ring which has been operat ing in this Blames Espionage In a broadcast to the nation Ramirez said Argentina broke re lations because her sovereignty had been jeopardized by axis pionage The could not allow the German Japanese diplomatic representaV tives to he ing there lire no possible to jT the actions and plans of within the republic or in lation with are against our national Ramirez added that we no There no impulses that aggravate seriousness of our Following Ramirez signing c the decree ending i was announced that the Gerrjlk and Japanese ambassadors wouldj be handed their passports The action two years ter most other Latin countries had cut their Si tions with the followed an announcement last week of the arrest by the British of an gentine consul when hisboat uished Service Citation ADVANCED ALLIED HEAD New MB President Ropsevelt awarded Gen eral MacArthur dis tinguished service medal for suc cesses in New Guinea and New Britain on the southwest Paci fic v commanders 64th The president said in his tion that MacArthnr had estab lished his forces in positions fav orable for continuation of off ensive operations in war to drive the Japanese from their island bases ia this The medal was awarded oh be half of the president by Klchwd Marshall Continued On Pnirj Column 3 France Raided On Fourth Mosquitos Stab At Nazi Territory American Pilots In Air UP Allied era and fighters hammered gets in northern prance for fourth straight day today swiftRAF Mosquitos had broken a onenight lull in the allied aerial offensive by unspecfcf fied objectives in western Ger RAF raiders also struck at northern France during the which were carried said the air minv The day poorer than when the weather most and were flying1 der a layer of light cloud aa they across the Airfields Bombed Thunderbolts dropped bombs on eneiny yesterday for the f second time in three days an other allied planes rocked thev French coast for the third straight and the fifteenth time this S The Americans bombed airfield848 at also in while Thunderbolt fighters the entire Zuider Zee American operations Were carried out without Strong formations of and fighters hit the Frenchcoast in ithe morning and returned drop more explosives in the u The raidswere out by dominion and aufedif Mitchell and medium bombers and Typhoon figh bombers escorted by of Jhe latter failed jtb 850 the post office aeparone started suppliring trousers on i quests to its wartime Now pairs sued ajad
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