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Times Recorder, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1945, Zanesville, Ohio Always First Times Always Fair 29 Charter of Prn ZANESVILLE OHIO FRIDAY FEBRUARY Fair Slightly Wanner FIVE CENTS ONLY 30 MILES FRM Nazis Weaker Yanks Scan Fated Enemy Town Yanks Are Russians Reported Across Obra River Camouflaged In white against the snow Yanks of a patrol ng in warily and give the situation a final j before advancing among the houses Aided by tanks and Deep Into Westwall PARIS Feb S troops drove as deep as two and a half miles today through hitherto un- breached ramparts of the west wall south of Aachen against re- sistance so light the belief grew that the Germans had weakened the great western cations to bolster the eastern front The full weight of the assault by the U S First and Third ar- mies was crunching through gon teeth tank traps and pillboxes on a front widening the breaches in the Siegfried Line against an astounding lack of re- sistance Some First army forces in the forefront of the assault found the ermans had fled from roadblocks and pillboxes abandoning main positions with guns and tion Third Advances The Third army closing to American Troops Land Southwest Of Manila Ahead of hundreds of lied heavy bombers battered rail yards and bridges in the Ruhr and attempting to GENERAL Mac ARTHUR'S west roast of province movement Luzon Friday miles southwest of thc thp eh new landing base est of third They opened a drive north while Luzon the oi the Sixth army f a Irap north and south of south from Calumpit down capital with some cnn providence to the Angat river ank columns reported today the closest approach to Manila arc 20 nir miles away These Yanks have covered swept three and a halt Germany without sighting a tank Prum is the big road and railway center the Siegfried network facing southern Belgium Russian troops arrows continued their offensive against Germany with a Berlin report declaring a and northern Luxembourg inew Soviet drive lopen with Kustrin as the goal was gaining quoted a Moscow dis- southeast of BerMn patch HS saying Red forces crossing he Obra river AP Wirephoto Russian Guns Now Heard In Nazi Capital LONDON Feb 1 Russian troops toppled northern Polish stronghold of Torun and encircled the man Pomeranian bastion of today as Berlin said that other Soviet forces had reached the Oder river 30 to 40 miles northeast of the German capital Officially Moscow placed the nearest Russian troops 59 miles northeast of Berlin with the capture of 18 miles from Kustrin one of the last holds barring the way to the Reich capital German broadcasts however said that the Russians had broken through to the Oder northwest of Kustrin 40 miles from Berlin and had fought their way into the edge of Kustrin only to be hurled out by strong Nazi ments hurried from central Germany the Baltic port of Stettin and the western front Marshal Gregory K Zhukov's First White Russian army apparently was meeting stiffening German resistance both on the approaches to Kustrin and Frankfurt another Oder river stronghold 16 miles to the south With the cap- ture of Soviet central columns had pushed to in 29 miles northeast of Frankfurt New Crossing Into Germany In a new crossing into Germany from Poland west of the Russians penetrated to within six miles of Glogau stronghold on the middle Oder river 117 miles I front Far to the south battle to drive the Germans from Alsace gathered momentum French and American forces virtually out the salient south of Rescue 513 From Japanese Prison Rangers Kill 523 Nips In Operation Virtually sealing off the 100 miles since their Jan Strasbourg and tightened the t V big French HEADQUARTERS Luzon F Embargo Dn Civilian Freight lity of Nipponese troops of 9 landing at Lingayen gulf lanila joining those to the Eighth army which Division troops of the landed Monday northwest ot rmy landed at Nasugbu on the and quickly bay as a base for the fleet were reported today to be moving east against light enemy i ance across the base of Bataan peninsula toward a juncture with Sixth army columns driving I town in German ing its main railway line to the Rhine To Battle Of Berlin GENERAL M a c A R T H U R S i ied out by fighters of the Sixth ranger battalion and guerrillas Stealthily piercing the Nuevo United eb 1 States Rangers and Filipino Guerrillas rescued gaunt and ragged men American survivors of Heavy rail nnd road traffic the Bataan Death ing east trom Karlsruhe on the a north irom bourg at the northern border of Alsace indicated that here loo the Germans were pulling out nnd March and day 25 mUes behind lines Ecija province hills the mando force under Maj Robert Lapham of Davenport In hit the Lubac reported the hp of forces It was the first muss rescue prisoners in the Pacific war prisoners nid on by thr rangers burst into barbed barracks thr reassuring Take it easy fellows Yanks are here We got this place pals Freed were 486 Americans 23 British some of whom defended Singapore three and one Norwegian Two of the men died on I he way to safety their failing hearts lo The Russians farther downstream smashed to within 10 miles of Crosson 68 miles southeast of Berlin and in this area and near1 Kustrin apparently were preparing to cross the Oder in a big pincers movement on the capital ing Frankfurt and Kustrin During the day the Russians captured 150 more in the advance on Berlin and far to the northwest toppled 26 miles north of encircled and caught off balance and we landed without at Nasugbu A fine road leads from Nasugbu lo Manila by way of Tagaytay through province He j This operation places the in Eighth army on the south side of Turn to Page D-A Please enemy i DNB WASHINGTON Feb d railroads earing up congest ion H newr embargo on civilian eight will be put into effect al a m Saturday in eight and District of 1 The new ban is considerably less than n three-day embargo lich expired Monday at From the civilians the principal difference that the new regulation will rmit the movement of coal wo government agencies the of- of defense and e interstate commerce m directed the railroads to put e new embargo into effect be- use of continuing severe weather Beginning st a m j from a new four-day embargo on y and continuing until civilian freight scheduled to begin m Wednesday no railroad will in Ohio and seven Ur cars for loading or sign bills I or less tes embargo was an- declared that Gen Eisenhower had virtually completed preparations for a big offensive east of Aachen speculated that it might incide with a renewed drive from Holland farther north Screwy I An Associated Press from the S Ninth army front on the Roer north of Aachen said that there was something screwy on western whole sections had been abandoned by imans and not yet occupied by the Allies Lt Gen Courtney U Hodges army storming the Siegfried in at least three sectors met little resistance at some points and heavy at others as it developed its assault along a line from the of Monschau 15 miles southeast of Aachen southward for 20 miles in the front near St Vith Gains of as much as four miles were registered as these doughboys Ohio Expects Relief From Fuel Shortage By the Associated Hope flickered faintly in destitute Ohio last night that the end of a week-long coal gas shortage was in sight Movement of coal was expected j plowed eastward through the snow Next Of Kin In Ohio Learn Captives Free By Thr Associated Press A few of Ohio's next of kin received the news yesterday hey for General prison on Captain George Happen Pfc Richard i Clark of city in th Pvt Bateman of this city In thr when the war broke nut and It U thought may br prisoner Turn to Page Please lading rload freight consigned or to be reconsigned to the lowing Turn to Page Please yesterday by the office ofj defense transportation and the commerce commission Ohio To Meet Serious Fuel Shortage COLUMBUS O Feb 1 fl Monday and asked mayors to prepared today to cope with hoping MacArthur started the road of their sons and brothers in the dramatic Ranger rescue from a Luzon prison camp j Overjoyed but not too these few now awaited all the personal denied since taan and Corregidor fell and awaited the return of the men i The Ohioans among the freed were Pfc Clarence W er 27 of Columbus Sgt Edward prison camp near Cabu at 7 p m their guns blazing The prisoners feared the firing meant their liquidation by the Japanese had end to their nearly three years of cruel custody since he fall of Bataan and Corregidor The gaunt and hungry Manpower BiU Passed By House only 58 miles from the Baltic This drive was aimed at cutting off another big segment of man forces between those trapped in East Prussia and the area north of Berlin in Berlin The throat to Berlin was so acute that Nazi broadcasts already said that the for the tal had begun Soviet gunfire was audible In Berlin and was no confirmation of this report either from Berlin or Moscow After Slefe Torun big Vistula river port city of fell after a six-day siege begun Jast Saturday when the Russians encircled the Nazi stronghold It is 80 miles east of surrounded Poznan last big Polish city in German hands and another island of resistance far behind the Soviet WASHINGTON 1 tTT ery proposed house passed Soviet were raking German j troop movements east of the The Germans were reported the Oder river also dynamiting it in an attempt to break up the ice sheets which I might aid n Russian crossing Paris Quoted reports that Red army already Oder in ing Berlin Brushing aside region of Kustrin but there major change nnd sent to the senale today to coerce men between 18 dodged to the floor waiting Then 45 into Passage of measure i ed by mot including lines of abash railroad or the Territory within the switching ills of Cincinnati Pennsylvania sv York New Jersey Maryland laware District of Columbia nnd of West Virginia and Ohio weather forecasts promised In Columbus Gov Frank J Lausche said all state offices would be closed Saturday Sunday and ila north of line of the Turn to Page Please Penalty or Marine Who Girl VASHINGTON Feb 1 y of 11 men one woman ay convicted Marine Pfc Earl Guadalcanal veteran first degree murder in the rape ting of Dorothy n a government clerk lie jury deliberated one hour I a serious fuel shortage by closing virtually everything except continued continued cold but pre- icy blasts would diminish Average temperature in ibe state 18 most of yesterday with Painesville low at 16 and high at 24 Solid Fuels Administration in Cleveland said the next eight days would break the back of the coal shortage there and promised Akron dealers shipments within five to seven days predictions were based on war industries for a days each week Gov Frank Kippen 44 of Cleveland Pvt Peter Paul ot Cleveland Pvt William J Lash 22 of loughby Pfc Herbert Herzog 907 Kling St Akron and Sgt Charles R Quinn Cummer Avenue ton j I wrote a long letter lo ence last fall which the Red Cross assured me would be delivered to him by troops when they took said Mrs Nel- lie Bower in Columbus of her son She received the word from a daughter-in-law who heard it on the radio and telephone largest war craft afloat Its width gives it capacity to I always felt he was alive and i handle vessels Singapore Is Blasted By 20th BOM BKR C O M M A N HEADQUARTERS India Feb banged the gantic floating and naval installations in Singapore j of his rac harbor square on the button day in one of the greatest air at- tacks only after its backers slaved off a mighty drive by opponents lo sub- a voluntary plan for manpower needs The substitute backed heavily by Republicans went down by 1 vote of 187 lo 177 i Earlier the house decisively re- j moves to incorporate in legislation so-called shop amendment and a ban against giving essential rating lo an employer unwilling to hire a color Surrender Instrument Is Ready LONDON Feb that a fully fashioned instrument of surrender awaits only final big three approval was Interpreted in London tonight aj heralding a major psychological as well as military drive to bring about capitulation An authoritative source an- j that the specific terms to be handed the Germans alter their in a position to putt had pincers on Manila L S of the United Rangers and Filipino Slat Bnd Savie Ru a Japanese a s son camp and freed 313 John G Sir most of them of WAR SUMMARY PACIFIC American forces have landed west of Manila in the third invasion of Luzon and are defeated in strength ever flown ny of 205 to 71 on aircraft Numerous returning crews re- ported seeing bomb explosions solidly aboard the which is capable of servicing the come the mother j added Mrs Anna Beckerman said in nis muu J Lausche after s conference with representatives of various industrial groups ordered all state offices to bo closed three days from through Monday and asked mayors and county commissioners to close all public buildings under their jurisdiction for the period Request also was made that all an order diverting industrial be to retail dealers tons of which arrived in Cleveland Cleveland's downtown ment stores theaters bowling alleys taverns and billiard parlors I 15 minutes in federal district to close the rL after four days testimony he marine who contended he innocent heard the verdict h the same lack of emotion that characterized his demeanor the trial he conviction carried with it death penalty Tie body of Miss Berrum who n to from TalU Wls was found on a >lle course lut October 6 hem raped and strangled i h her snood first to follow Gov re- The legislative halls of the capital will be healed however for next Monday night's session of the eral assembly the governor While this order and request plies directly to all sections of the state where there quest to do so as a fuel ne governor said he lion measure Establishments in public officials in other other cities were expected to act similarly PAUL NALLON ON VACATION Paul Mallon is taking a brief vacation His column will be resumed upon hlj return tions would governed ingly Virtually all northern Ohio ii Included In the critical area While there may not a shortage of fuel in some lections at this time officials must ber that tho fuel situation is ing more critical every minute and may extend to those sections not now the governor Mid Turn to Page Please TAKE My BACK ro COLLECTS Insinuations bordering town harbor on Penang island also were hit and set ablaze by a sizeable always knew her diversionary force jing from Singapore who flew over Penang said flames covered the Georgetown waterfront area ang is one ot the most important submarine bases and supply ports in the Asiatic tre The today hit Singapore for the third time The first sion on November 6 smashed the gates of another naval The round trip lo Singapore is roughly miles from India base Col J V Edmundson a group II KALI Aii commander flew the mission s co-pilot in the lead ship by Maj Harold R Brown of more Tenn Colonel who lives in Santa Monica Calif said the belched great clouds of his group went in A previous squadron had laid pound high explosives on the target a standing v1 before the ballot was a proposal by Representative to handle the problem by giving the War Manpower Commission j authority to impose labor ceilings on and to provide for renegotiation of war contracts by employers using labor obtained through the program j While the house was taking final action production and military sources which strongly backed the I measure throughout put in a new the extent of lur conversion after day will de- action OH army pend to a considerable extent on j front has given rise to the prisoners Americans The Rangers killed 523 Japanese in the raid on the camp The Americans are hitting the Japs hard on all fronts WESTERN Ameri can penetration into the westwall defenses in face of slight opposition has state and Soviet Ambassador dor Simultaneously came word that Prime Minister Churchill was ing to the conference with dent Roosevelt and Premier shal meeting perhaps now concrete plan for four-power rule over the Rhineland and the Ruhr believed i i- t to imply creation of a separate en rise to the belief and economic entity Germans may intend to leave the Siegfried line to engage the Russians in the nf Or fate of limited national service j suggestion that there is something screwy HEADS OHIO UNIVERSITY ATHENS O Feb 1 OP Dr John Calhoun Baker former dean of Harvard university today assumed his duties as the president of Ohio university formally fall Dr Baker succeeds Dr lie Friday fair with 5 m 0 7 a m 4 in i m 12 LOOT ish submarine Stratagem is over- 7.40 4 p m 8 p m in 17 Id S 41 p m in the absence of German opposition German France would share In this ure with Britain Russia and the United States There was no specific assurance that the instrument of surrender would be the basis for a new call to the Germans to overthrow ler but it appeared an possibility The terms formulated by ers ot the European com- mission are secret It ii under- stood that only a few of est Allied officials know the con- tenti and presumed to be lost Moon riMi 10.45 p m Stu 10 i3 t m sources report the advance of Russian troops has reached a point 30 miles from Berlin and that the LoW sound of Russian guns can j Reported On Way be heard in the capital Moscow does not claim to be nearer than 59 miles Torun big Polish hold fell to Russians after a siege of six days ITALIAN Action on the Italian front is limited to increased patrol ties By The Associated Press Relief rom the current cold wave wiu on trie wty In northern part of the yesterday Chicago bureau the moderation in northern Rocky Mountain tnd sing trend In states and spread to the eut In UM MKt two or three
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