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Valley Morning Star (Newspaper) - February 28, 1943, Harlingen, Texas Two Complete Wire Services Appear In The Star Daily AP and UP VALLEY MORNING ST FINAL EDITION TEN CENTS Full Leased Wire of the Associated Press FEBRUARY 1943 Complete United Press Service Thirty-two Pages Today Allied Aerial Attacks Level German Center At Other Nazi Positions Blasted Allied Forces Rolling Axis Back In Heavy Fighting In Kasserine Areas German Tanks Make Slight Headway In Thrust At Line IT LACES Star Hay ward strates what she calls the wind bathing suit at As Susan well it laces up the faxes Still Are Problem Solons Sidestepping Deferment Proposals front with more than men End 50 front dispatches stymied on the in an effort to penetrate or envelop the vital Pont De Fahs part of a tax year should I potential jumping off place for the final drive J U nnl Donets Basin Air Raids Nearing Battle Rages Scale Plan Nazis Removing Bulk Of Battered Forces To Remote Bases Near Mediterranean Coast Now ALLIED North were reported to have made slight headway in new thrusts the British lines before Tunis but Anglo-American forces still were rolling back the chastened enemy in the Kasserine area Unofficial reports said the iown of Kasserine had fallen to the Allies i as the blasted out of the Pass to the began removing I the bulk of their battered forces to remote bases to the south and near the Mediterranean coast A BBC broadcast said Kasserine had been occupied and that the Germans also were evacuating Feriana to the southwest The British broadcast added that was expected to be abandoned by the withdrawing enemy At 7 the Gentians attacked six scattered points on the the House ways arid sub-committee considering proposals decided Saturday to let this issue simmer while turned to the withholding Chairman Cooper an- after a long Saturday j mel has been making along the that the group would seek to Tunisian front for several weeks losses seven The Treasury Department has I tanks and many casualties were By they had broken through at three points for a slight but the situation was not regarded ss alarming and military reports emphasized the enemy thrusts were little stronger than the jabs which Marshal Erwin Q I has a withholding levy of around 19 per cent against taxable Income by which semi- monthly or monthly deductions would be made from pay envelopes tnd salary checks This would not an additional but would be applied against be computed at the year tad I the proposal by I chairman of the leral Reserve Bank of After Peace for one with an infantry lut tax year to facilitate through the hills to a current west toward the road appeared be shaping up j party supported PP leading democrats T The lull ways and means com- turned down the Ruml i push by Italian Plan on a strict party j German troops for and ID Democrats seur Hiu ln tne area south of Bou The committee also other pending current tent proposals and turned Vatican City Silent On Sudden Activity Switzerland The German Ambassador to Vat can City departed hurriedly and 1 for Berlin Saturday and Count Galeazzo Ciano's j of credentials as Italian Ambassador to the Holy See was postponed until Monday j Well-informed Vatican ofaserv- ers were quick to see in these moves a further indication of the wide scope of of German way since the arrival of Archbishop offshoot drive from Spellman of New inflicted on the Axis in the early stages of the fighting and the Allies seized 420 prisoners The six German attacks were routed as along the road to Djebel Abiad with 700 enemy troops a stronger drive down the road with about SO tanks and a talion of against the hill southwest of ALGERIA Reds Battering Toward Dnieper River Dunkerque Shipping And Docks Hard Hit By Heavy Allied Cologne Is Hammered Flying Fortresses and striking Red for the second straight day at Adolf Hitler's European bombed battered its way slowly Brest Saturday in a Allied air offensive that was mounting Orel and the Dnieper Saturday proportions several villages on tne I At the same time British fliers in American Ventura light boggy but to the southeast j by United Royal Air Dominion and Allied it was engaged in a violent blasted touching off giant explosions along tht docki battle on which the fau amidst German shipping in the harbor the depended j A few earlier hundreds of big British For the first time Moscow dis- of and hundreds of patches acknowledged that the of incendiaries Cologne in the biggest on third sians had the initiative in tne city since 1.000 pi struck at it last May vital All the Fortresses and Liberators returned safely from the bombing area ot the Donets Basin The I of key naval and submarine base at the tip of the Brit- Germans wire reported thro tany Peninsula en the French coast Seven were lost in Friday's raid air and forces into ceaseless with many positions repeatedlj ing hands German still lacking Soviet told of and widespread Russian at- tacks on the where it appeared that the Red army had on Wilhelmshaven the third American attack on German soil Three Royal Air Force and Allied fighters which escorted Americans on the Brest sortie missing The Fortresses and ators concentrated the main weight of their great bomb loads on har- bor installations Two German fighters were de- in dogfights over the launched a offensive after kerque the Air Ministry an- spring thaws and intensified both by fighters resistance had slowed down i accompanying the Venturas One lions in the south i Canadian plane was missing Villages Arc Occupied lri an all-day parade across the The Saturday noon communique Channel British Whirlwinds RETREATING AXIS and erican forces continued their hammering of Marshal Rommel's driving them back toward the spa after recapturing Kasserine Pass and the high ground on both sides They also advanced 10 to 15 miles in the area to the northeast French troops ad- from the mountains on the west side of Valley smashed one after another Axis positions in that area Meanwhile in the the British Eighth Army was reported to have penetrated the outer defenses of the Mareth Line rom in an effort to outflank the over to the sub-committee War Labor Board Is Called Weak Kneed that the Labor Board was In ita efforts to settle a wage dis- pute at the Boeing Aircraft Com- Field dispatches said the first at- tack made slight penetration into a the second and third were frustrated and only in the i and Bou Arada areas did the Germans achieve important gains If the Germans reached Beja and held they would isolate the British at Bab except for one but indications Saturday night were were made Saturday by tnat tney were going to have to old J local AFL vigorously for every union who also dieted that of Military spokesmen said the at- ployes would attend a 24-hour tacks apparently had been planned meeting Monday instead of j originally as a holding action to be ing that the WLB nad dis- said of the Aite until Gibson War Labor Board knows how feel We've done our duty by back to work and keeping up production But if the WLB has so weak-kneed as to take off instead of doing its it's all right with Heavily Pacific Base WASHINGTON base i launched after Rommel broke through the Allied positions around Thala north of Kasserine Pass When he failed to do the ern sector push was started in hopes that the British lines there had drained to reinforce the Thala area Japanese Retreat Further In Fighting Near Enemy Hurled Bock In Vicinity of Wau And Leaving Number Of Dead After Battle for consultation with Pope Pius XII Yet all that came from Vatican City was a declaration that continues to retain the greatest re- Foreign diplomatic observers were convinced the delay in Count Ciano's appearance scheduled for Saturday and the departure of the j German envoy were connected with i ALLIED HEADQUARTERS In renewed gn an address on peace hopes and fighting on the approaches to New the Japanese Ciano had planned to deliver the Pope The best judgment from Moscow reported tion of several villages north of whore the Soviets were up along the outer es of stronghold linking the central and southern fronts advancing some of whom were reported using can and British made ed up great stoics of booty In the but of- fensive far west of assault forces overrode German re- stor led an unidentified and captured it after a short but violent battle The communique was short an ed by Spitfires bombed German air fields in the Maupertuis area of France All planes returned From the Allied air pattern of the last three be- lievert the offensive had the double-barreled aim of clearing the seas of and the skies of German planes is like the battle 01 BHain in one observer com- Germans tried to knock out the Royal Air Force and British The thunderbolt raid on industrial capital of the information from the Donets Basin with two and four-ton bombs caused where the threat to widespread the Soviet arisen since the Red army struck but wiping out the on November 19 Nazis Counter Attack I Reinforced German troops made I several in a hat th v hich were described as only mod crate Tne bombardment of attempt to break into a big town British Press Association of but were called most devastating and repulsed each time and lost more than 300 the high command In another sector Soviet destroyed 14 German tanks and in- considerable losses on infantry following up an armored thrust intensified bombing yet on tre con- The Allied ve which night continued In full All day River Water Protest Set Meeting Set Thursday At Weslaco City Hall EDINBURG The running ot El Paso Valley into the Rio Grande is expected to be protested meeting of Lower Rio Grande Valley Water Conservation Association to be held at 3 p m Thursday at the laco City Hall at which the present low water crisis also will be dis- according to Oliver C president A recent decision of a civil apJ court practically nullified all pollution laws on it was and drainage waters concentration of salu are be- Grande River water is already heavily im- with salts at of low tlow the condition ii re- rapidly getting worse No -a gets into the river in any tities until the Mexican tributaries come in The Pecos River water also Is but the Devil's River js better These American do not provide sufficient dilution The El fardin irrigation district in the greatly con- planes raced act Channel over the low river The to blast targets irr France iRio Grande has been going down at Perfectly perfectly timed the rate of a foot a week and ailO inc itc before retreated further in the vicinity of Wau and leaving a number Nazis I of the high command announced Saturday cln northwestern the Last month the Japs were crushed an attempt to destroy an wide open all repair work on industrial in which the s had been engaged since the judgment I Hie jr em elll Ka night among Vatican observers Allied airdrome at is 33 miles southwest of series 01 that Archbishop Spellman's visit northeast New Guinea coastal city Allied patrols then forced e The pilot of a Halifax bomber somehow was connected with the j the Japs into a retreat some 12 miles below Salamaua koye peace hopes of some factions in j The Japs lost more than dead in skirmishes and patrol activities and Balkan nation allied to the there has been no definite reports of ground but Sextet To Be professed to Allied planes in the area have engaged in hours of bombing and strafing I TT iv I reported that at beginning of formed a over but at Axis Yet none here know whether there was any cial support for these hopes in any of the Axis nations K Gandhi Is Not So Cheerful BOMBAY A British Aerial activity was on a considerably reduced being in New Guinea At above on the Huon Hidalgo County May Issue Books I a bombers started fires and silenced positions On Church Program HARLINGEN Special music by a Weslaco high school sextet will feature the family night supper at the First Methodist chuich at 6 The communique reported m according to the n a roundup of stragglers in the pastor Dr George C Baker Jr EDINBURG Although only what apathetic and not quite a total of but reported little other most heavily enemy in the has been sub- to the attack in three seizure by the Allies was almost months by American the inevitable since his rash announced Saturday The almost daily pounding of Munda and satellite base on nearby Island has had military quarters said its bid to break through to the north having flared moved back into the hills of Eastern Tunisia and ID the before Faid led some observers here to believe i where he launched his costly gamble that the Americans are preparing last week lor nw advances in the Solomons The Weather TOR THE Warmer Sunday TUB High tide at 1 05 p.m Low e m W RIVER No material change In 24 to 30 SUNRISE 7 31 p.m First indicate highest second ture during iaM 24 houis rain snou last 12 hours CWT Saturday N M 62 28 51 23 BROWNSVILLE 69 55 14 Corpus This trend indicated that mel was digging in seriously for the Eighth Army's offensive The German perhaps said Saturday that the Eighth Army is probing for the best spot to attack the Mareth which now is believed much weaker than it was before the Italian Armistice Commission hauled down its guns change in the fasting Indian er's condition 000 No 2 books are ex- to be issued in Hidalgo The new attacks were described J as phase of Rommel's drive for positional strength against the in- creasing Allied threat from all particularly from the south where the British Eighth Army was believed about ready for a powerful onslaught Although there was no official confirmation that Kasserine town area of well be- Japs Members of tne sextet are es Jane Irene Jean low 660 Japs have Tommy Gene killed and 73 taken prisoner and Frances Belts Soldiers during February During the con- and tourists will be guests and pa on church members will bring extra Buna is the covered dishes for the visitors Oliver C Aldrich of and Americans dispersed Moulton Cobb will address the day he will get OPA Is To Prosecute Meat Price Violators chairman of the Hidalgo ior destroyed a Jap army of forum at p organized resistance in Papua evening worship begins the attack huge cone one stage the glare of the diaries was so bright that the searchlights were dimmed Anti-aircraft fire from this est hit of German cities never was on Column Registered For War Book No 2 HARLINGEN Approximately more Harlingen people regis- tered for War Ration Book No 2 nil All J visited Gandhi at Poona County War Price and Rationing A1 organized and afterward Board Saturday j but am that many groups of poorly j 11 j There has been a big rush to supplied Japs still vere roaming ATB rifled Under gel No 1 books because the No 2 the books cannot be obtained without Aldrich told the Star Several Mexican Mission To thousand persons have yet to ge SAN FRANCISCO The J book No 1 Regular than were registered last year for at 7.301 a preliminary checkup by I TT Liquor Law Charges E H superintendent of schools revealed Total registration was an- as 17.237 j Poteet reported that this number i represented 5.640 units and r Visit North Africa can be there Hunter said that he had written the Willacy county pointing out the situation and requesting that it cease pumping for a time Hunter said that the Willacy dis- permit was only for flood ters and that it was not supposed to pump when the regular flow ot tha river is being used by districti with prior U S Officials To Be On Radio On Sunday HARLINGEN President lin D General Dwight D Eisenhower and Admiral C W will all be on the sama radio program at p m day General Allied com- mander in chief in North will broadcast from Admiral commander m chief of the Pacific will speak from somewhere in the cific battle area All will speak in IhA interests of the American Red Cross War Fund Campaign which opens Monday The network not named Office of Price There was a rush at all points night announced it expects where to prosecute 400 Pacific Coast dealers for violations of price ings The announcement was after State OPA Director Francis Carroll charged that troop trans- ports destined for Pacific battle BROWNSVILLE Louis about 150 books remained on owner of the Barreda when the registration period Package and John ended A total of excess Negro waiter at Miller's Girll at were for which stamps MEXICO A were fined in the removed and 53.586 coffee Match U S Experts Seek To drich was told North Africa sometime next ing sold liquor on Sunday and was counted for the large number Ten have called 150 of f SlOft nf I a STOCKHOLM The Nazi minister of Prof Albert was reported Saturday to being made for j authoritative sources revealed here the first time for men who I Saturday Seigler of liquor zones have been delayed for as j have been discharged from the id thal the mis pe He also was f red 00 much as five days at a time because led services and soldiers Jiving bv Gen Salvador S and costs they could not get meat for who did not need book No I the presidential Both charges were filed bv JO plus costs of coffee stamps were removed for nomic experts to discuss nf r was charged with each child under 14 years of age matching the flood of war ma r in a wet area without a The entire registration program I terials u diers until they applied for book Ko 2 seneral go to the A1 in wih Popular Spring Chapeaux In Detroit To Be Minus And Veils lied headquarters in North Africa Texas Liquor Control Board to observe operations in that the ater first-hand registration program was carried out without and the people of Harlingen operated helping to keep down as much unnecessary work as Poteet said 55 30 61 60 54 61 Colo Iowa c Fort Texas Fla Kansas Mo Laredo Texas New Orleans La Sew K Y Nebr okla LouK Mo Sun D c NOTE Amounts ol precipitation less than 010 not except foi Brownsville 20 25 27 34 35 31 55 38 26 28 23 38 22 DETROIT Spring the popular in Detroit this year will be minus ribbons and veils The city's wai working gals want utility and safety over Women war of them at the Ford Motor Com- Highland Park are indulging in a hat and uniform contest So they there is nothing on the ket in the line of attractive headgear It seems to them that top notch milliners have been designing smart but impractical hates get their hair caught in the machinery for lack of Molly chairman of the woman's division United Automobile ers local said day hat must not have any or re it must be for after all we're only about the best to torn up are not favored by many because they are too says Molly if the turban is the wind up she the ends may loosen and catch in a chine One idea was that of a helmet type properly ventilated and made of light weight material with a dash of color The contest grew out of a show meeting of representative factory workers and called by Molly to find out what the girls actually want for a uniform United Nations May Talks In Spring LONDON on Under- secretary of State Sumner announcement that United Nations war aims will be discussed said Saturday that such talks might get under way this spring among the U Russia and China The British government and press generally welcomed Welles official quarters pointing out that discussion of eco- nomic matters was particularly de- sirable now If You See A Coin Which Looks Like Cross Between Nickel And Dime It's New Penny WASHINGTON Tne Treasury Saturday put the new zinc-coated steel pennies culation in limited quantities They look like a cross between a nickel and a dime Assistant Mint Director Leland Howard handed first samples to Treasury officials Later the Treasury's cash room started them in lots of 50 or fewer Most of them were obtained Saturday by coin tors and the curious Ross the new pennies will save at least tons of copper this year They are being struck at the Philadelphia Mint and ular will begin when the need for coins arises while the traditional copper cent will also continue in use terials being turned out by United Nations The Berlin correspondent of tha Dagens Nyheter wrote that ths meeting is being held at a castle near in Western and that 16 generals and admirals and 31 industrial tors also are helping plan and revolutionary methods of ing raw materials and workers energy Is Candidate In Thirteen States In- in s dispatch from its Washington said Saturday night that Wendell L candidacy for the 1944 Republican presidential tion will be entered in the 13 states No step has been taken to coin having primaries for selection of thp recently authorized delegates to the national piece convention
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