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Biddeford Daily Journal (Newspaper) - June 5, 1944, Biddeford, Maine Weather forecast fair and warmer carnal. Buy War Bonds my hold them vol. La no. 131.published for All the people of Biddeford Saco and York county established 1884 Biddeford Maine monday evening june 5, 1944. Full teased wire service of the associated Tress and Nea feature Price three cents yanks sweep on past fallen Rome u. S. Subs sink 16 Jap ships big cargo vessel transport listed Washington june 5.�? pm United states submarines have destroyed 16 More of japanese dwindling Fleet of merchant ships the Navy reported today bringing the total of enemy ships sunk by american submersibles to 589. Tho latest bag included a Large j transport and a Large cargo vessel. Navy department communique no. 522 said a Pacific and far East a i. United states submarines have reported the sinking of 16 vessels in operations against the enemy in these Waters As follows a one Large transport. A one Large cargo vessel. A seven medium cargo vessels. A two Small cargo vessels. A four medium cargo transports. A one Small cargo transport. �?o2. These actions have not been reported in any previous Navy department the total of enemy ships sunk to Date includes 148 combatant vessels. Strike ends at Saco Lowell Supply House employees Here continue work the walkout of United steel workers of America Cio. Which threw some 5,000 persons out of work and closed the american steel and wire company War Plant at Worcester mass., ended today. It was from this firm that the Saco Lowell shops received supplies for a project for the u. S. Ordnance department and because material failed to arrive last week As the result of the labor controversy a reported too employees of a department at the to Al Plant were made Idle. Spokesmen at the Saco Lowell shops today had a no statement to make regarding when the employees will return to work on the War contract but they said saturday that the a male workers would be assigned to jobs in other departments pending the arrival of material. E Mackerel Seiner hits Bulkhead sinks in canal Sandwich mass., june 5.�? up a coast guard authorities today began investigating cause of an Accident which saturday sent the 80-foot Mackerel Seiner Bethulia to Tho Bottom after it struck a Bulkhead in the Cape cod canal. All 14 members of the Crew were rescued by coast guard vessels. The wooden Seiner loaded with 80,000 pounds of Mackerel was at the Eastern Entrance of Tho canal on its Way from new Bedford to Gloucester when the crash occurred. Force of the collision stove in the vessels Bow and Crew members immediately signalled a nearby coast guard picket boat. Patrol boats from the Sandwich coast guard station towed the Seiner about 300 Yards to the shallow part of the coast guard station Basin where she Sank. Police guns end mad Bull after 2 killed i injured Babylon n. Y., june 5.�? up a a maddened Bull gored and trampled two Brothers to death on their Long Island Dairy farm injured another Man and stampeded picnickers before state troopers ended the rampage w Ith bullets yesterday. The mangled bodies of George Ames 41, and his brother Hawley 35, w Ere found by state troopers in a pasture several hours after they were attacked. Later Edward Meier 29, a farm hand found the Bull on a Road and was slightly gored w Hen he attempted to Corral the animal. State troopers brought Down the Bull with More than a score of shots As it charged and scattered too picnickers in Belmont Lake Park. Sad looking supermen japanese threaten assault Rome end of Many Long hard roads Ami dazed and a bit frightened looking Are these German prisoners taken by Allied fifth army troops in the smashing drive on Rome. Dewey certain of 24 states 3 territories Washington june 5.�? up a gov. Thomas e. Dewey of new York is assured today of publicly undisputed support from 24 states and three territories for the Republican presidential nomination in the National convention opening three weeks hence. Maine Forest fires Are now under control reduce Force at Moose head Lake Augusta june 5.�? up a state Forest commissioner Raymond e. Rendall said that too of the 300 men fighting a Baker Mountain Forest fire in the Moose head Lake Region had been a taken off today because the Blaze had been brought under control. A fourteen other fires in the state practically All of them Small also Are under control at the moment a Rendall said. He said however there always was danger of the fires flaming anew until a we get a drenching rain frosts help Rendall said rain and heavy frosts had aided in checking the Baker Mountain fire. That and one in the grand Lake a Bois sector were the largest�?3,000 and 4,000 acres were burned at Baker and about 300 at the other Point. A aside from those two big i fires a he added a there was nothing burned in excess of 25 acres at other Roosevelt names farm appointees Washington june 5.�? up a Ivy William Duggan of Georgia director of the Southern division of the agriculture adjustment Agency was nominated by president Roosevelt today to be governor of the farm credit administration. If confirmed by the Senate he will succeed a. G. Black whose resignation was announced March 3. Or. Roosevelt also sent to Senate the nomination of Charles Franklin Brannen of Colorado to become assistant Secretary of agriculture a Post left vacant when Grover b. Hill became undersecretary of agriculture. @ with Nevada a Choice of six saturday scheduled to wind up state selections Dewey a unchallenged Delegate total stood at 391, Only 139 Short of the 530 needed for the first ballot nomination which other candidates notably gov. John w. Bricker of Ohio Are striving to prevent. Dewey backers contend they already have promises of far More than enough votes but these must come from somewhat controversial territory where the Bricker supporters say their Man will show surprising strength. Strongest in East in the undisputed class Ifica sever China foil Yankees associated press the japanese War octopus is running against Ever heavier Allied air blows on five of its far Flung tentacles but Tokyo radio said today a an offensive which will Cut China in two and foil american strategy is ready. Allied Aerial successes were reported in new assaults in new Guinea operations in the Southwest Pacific against the Kurile islands in the North Pacific and on Truk in the Central Pacific. In the vital China theater where chinese troops Are trying to Stop the japanese Advance on Changsha in Hunan province american airmen harassed the invaders. And in the India Burma theater an Allied operational summary said a overwhelming air superiority was a major Factor in placing those campaigns in favourable positions before the monsoons curtailed Progress. Adm. Lord Louis Mountbatten announced gains of 200 Yards in bitter fighting for Japan a myst Kina base in North Burma and japanese withdrawal from Mam Sun at the Western end of the North Burma front. Press on Changsha. While the Tokyo radio talked of Japan a readiness a to launch the most formidable offensive continued on Page seven safeguard against another erroneous a invasion Flash associated press additional safeguards with the Aid and approval of Allied censorship authorities have been Tion Dewey is shown to have his put into effect in the London greatest numerical vote from i office of the associated press As the largest number of states in the East and Northeast. In that area he has the pledged or claimed backing of 169 delegates. The new York governors second Best stronghold is in the mid West where he can count on the backing of a minimum of 107 delegates. His publicly undisputed support in the West and Northwest is somewhat smaller with five states backing him with 55 votes. Dewey has fewer sure votes in the South than from any other Section with a total of 52 from six states. In addition he has the backing of three from the District of Columbia three from Alaska and two from puerto Rico. Kun Siux klan is disbanded in u. S. Atlanta june 5.�? a a the hooded order knights of the Kun flux klan has disbanded As a National organization the Atlanta journal reported in a copyrighted sunday Story. Imperial wizard j. A. Colescott was quoted As saying the reason for disbandment had been approved by All members and he added a i do not regard it As a subject for discussion outside the Colescott told the journal a this does not mean that the klan is dead. We simply have released local chapters from All obligations financial and otherwise to the Imperial Headquarters. I still am Imperial wizard. The other officials still retain their titles although of course the functions of All of us Are suspended. We have authority to reincarnate at any a result of an erroneous invasion Flash sent saturday inadvertently by an inexperienced girl operator and transmitted Over All a. P. News wires. A message sunday from Robert Bunnelle chief of Apps London Bureau said appropriate action had been taken in full consultation with the authorities to guarantee censorship control and transmission supervision Over facilities furnishing direct connections Between Apps London and new York offices. Capital employment ceilings to be in effect Here Portland june 5.�? up a Maine a serious manpower shortage will be aided materially by a nationwide War manpower commission priority referral program on male employment state manpower director Paul e. Jones said today. Steps have already been taken by management labor committee in Maine Jones said to assure essential industries of top priority on All available male labor once the nationwide program becomes i effective. Employment stabilization plans now in effect in Portland Bidde-1 Ford and Lewiston will be amended to include the provision that male workers May be hired 1 after july i Only by referral by the u. S. Employment service or by arrangements with this Agency Jones declared. New regulations. The balance of the state outside the Portland Biddeford and Lewiston labor areas he said would be covered by new Emp it Ament regulations a within on Laso seven pursue nazi Retreat Over tiber River Allied planes making Nightmare for enemy associated press the american fifth army drove swiftly through captured and intact Rome today crossed the tiber and made a supreme Effort to overtake and destroy the fleeing and mauled German 10th and 14th armies. Indeed the 14th army May already be virtually destroyed. It. Gen. Mark Clark was quoted by the Naples radio As telling his corps commanders a we have destroyed parts of two German armies the 10th and the 14th, and i doubt if the 14th is any longer capable of fighting. We have taken 20,000 prisoners wrecked the German armies and have captured and destroyed untold quantities of enemy Battle a a a considerable Senate opa Row centers upon Cotton William Matthews of old Orchard Beach drowns As boat leaks while fishing bodies of William Matthews 28, of old Orchard Brach and a Cousin by marriage Everett new begin 17, of Hiram who were drowned Friday night on a Horn pout fishing trip to Rattlesnake Pond were recovered at Brownfield sunday. The youths failed to return to Shore after two companions Lester and Leon Sargent Hiram Brothers had been rescued by a camper from an overturned boat to which they were clinging Newbegin a body was discovered by Deputy sheriff Charles Baker who had been dragging the deep Waters of the Pond for some time and a few minutes later Matthews body was found nearby. Also engaged in the search were Deputy Sher-1 polish Premier reaches u. S. On official visit to Confer with for on Russia Washington june 5.�? up a polish Premier Stanislaw Miklajcyk is arriving today on an official visit to Exchange views with president Roosevelt and to probe Means for closing the Gap Between Russia and Poland. Acting Secretary of state Stet Tinius announced the visit of the polish Premier in this statement a on the invitation of this government the polish prime minister is arriving in Washington today on a visit of Courtesy his first trip to this country since his Assumption of the premiership. A the is expected during his Short stay to Exchange views with the president and other amid Robert Milton of South Paris Erica officials on general euro and a group of volunteers. Pean and polish Matthews who had gone to f during the past month Hope Brownfield for the week end i has soared for a solution to to with the other three Young men j Faical problems Between Poland Start d on their trip Early in the j and the soviet Union on the basis evening using an old boat which i of cooperation Between red Bill continues Price controls Washington june 5.�? i wrapped in Cotton and controversy a Bill to continue Price controls for another eighteen months headed today for what May be a week of bitter Senate debate. Most of the scrapping centers around the Cotton amendment by senator Bankhead a. Ala to require new Cotton textile Price ceilings based upon a Cotton parity Prier and taking into consideration the manufacturing Cost plus a reasonable profit. Numbers of the enemy appeared trapped Southwest of Rome below the tiber the Seaward Bridges of which w Ere destroyed. Prisoners exceed 20,000. Swarms of Allied planes turned the nazi Retreat into a Nightmare. Roads of Retreat were blocked with wreckage of 1,200 More vehicles lines of Supply were Cut. The germans had suffered immense losses in men and material and wherever they fled Allied bombers whipped them mercilessly. Highway 5, leading across Italy to Pescara came under Allied domination in the Rome area. Bit by bit the 20 German divisions in Central Italy were being caught in the Allied meat grinder and chopped to bits. The eighth army cleared the Sacco Valley Southeast of the capital and captured such places As Piuggi Ziglio Paliano Guarcini and Cave. Nowhere was there evidence of a German stand. It appeared probable that the foe would have to Retreat up the West Coash at least 39 Miles to Civitavecchi and probably pull president Roosevelt has Label Back the w Hole transp insular cd the amendment inflationary i front to a line leading from Liv and stabilization director fredi Orno 160 Miles Northwest of leaked and began to fill with water. Craft settles. As the Craft began to Settle one of the party reached Over w Ith a pail in an attempt to bail out. As he did so the boat overturned. The Sargent Brothers Clung to the boat and Newbegin who was a Good swimmer and Matthews started to swim ashore. Just after they struck out for land the camper on Shore sight on to ii lied on Page seven army troops advancing from the East and polish underground fighters. Prime minister Churchill said in his last speech that he believed the breach was not so wide As it appeared on the surface. It was announced last Christmas that Mikolajczyk would come to this country to Confer with president Roosevelt but his visit was postponed. M. Vinson said in a statement yesterday that a it will not add a red cent to we hat the Cotton grower is now getting and it will Cost Consumers hundreds of millions of dollars. Vinson said Cotton Mills would get it All. Assist Public. But Bankhead contends his plan would assist Consumers because he said manufacturers would turn out More of the cheaper variety of Cotton clothing and Farmers would get a higher Price for Cotton. The Price control measure is Coniti Nurmi on Page us life flashes Lens lease. York pa., june 5.�? up a a pair of spectacles turned up at russian Relief Headquarters with this note attached ,. ,. A i wore these when i first met Pound cow Moose was Back in my wife and decided they might the Woods again today after an Rome to Ancona on the Adriatic. Pope behind allies Pope Pius Xii presumably w As behind Allied lines in the Vatican. President Roosevelt will speak at 8.30 p. In. Ewt tonight about Rome. Washington diplomats Long have expected the fall of Rome to Mark the beginning of the end for Neutral and puppet support of Germany throughout Europe. Continued on Page six big Moose pays sunday visit to Maine capital Augusta june 5.�? up a a 600-ld help some russian to find a Good pouter pigeons Nashville term., june 5.�? up a Peculiar noises in the attic of a sixteenth Avenue Home sent engine company no. 7 on an investigating run. Firemen climbed a ladder and found 22 pigeons trapped by carpenters who inadvertently had boarded up the Birds exits. Happy ending. Pittsburgh. June 5.�? up a the screen action was a none shall escape a hut 600 patrons filed calmly and without mishap out of the new Granada theater Here last night while smoke from a rubbish tire in the basement poured through the Structure. Exciting visit to this Maine capital. The huge animal carefully inspected the Augusta Airport yesterday and then ambled through the City streets scattering sunday strollers and generally having a time for herself. Spectators called game wardens and the fun began. The animal eluded several attempts to Lasso it and just before its capture reared up and pawed at Deputy chief Warden Raymond Morse of Ellsworth. Morse was scratched and somewhat shaken. At Long last the 600-Pounder was hobbled and taken by truck to the City limits. There game wardens set her free. Frost damages crops in Northern new England late news bulletins Boston june 5.�? up a warmer ing Frost in All sections weather Wras forecast for today state. After one of the coldest june 4�?Ts in half a Century brought sub freezing temperatures to the Northern new England states and caused severe damage to a number of crops. The cold weather came in the Wake of a continuing drouth. Massachusetts department of agriculture officials estimate 1 that damage to crops in the state from Frost and drouth combined already amounted to about $5.-000,000. A 33-degree Reading at the Portland me., weather Bureau was the lowest for this Date in the history of the station and officials reported a a heavy kill Salt Lake City june 5.�? up a defense efforts to remove District judge Ray Van Cott jr., As Jurist in Utah a polygamy cases resulted in postponement of today shearing on a motion of the i to quash charges against 34 persons of conspiracy to promote polygamy. Breathing spell in food rationing is indefinite Washington june 5.�? up a Australia under reverse lend lease is supplying 95 per cent of the food consumed by american forces in the Southwest Pacific prime minister John Curtin told a National press club luncheon today. Chicago june 5.�? up a Walter f. Straub director of the opa food rationing division said today the nation would enjoy its current a breathing spell Quot in food rationing for an indefinite period and that a no Man knows Quot just How Long it will last. In a prepared speech at the 46th annual convention of the National association of retail grocers Straub said the nation now was a in the midst of the most quiet and peaceful period a in the Industry since rationing began. Straub made the following other assertions i. The decision to remove pork Washington june 5.�? up a overruling a decision that has from rationing May 3 resulted stood for 75 years the supreme court held today that insure from big hog runs Al oct cd. A a a a. A. Tons and an imminent feed Short Ance is business in interstate Commerce and is subject to the age approach of warm weather Sherman anti Trust act. When buying defines and a Short below freezing lowest temperature reported i was 27 at Greenville. Bangor1 with 30 and Houlton w Ith 311 were other below freezing temperatures recorded. The East Boston weather reported a Low of 47 degrees. The a a Low record for the Date is 44.t hit Washington june 5.�? up a a House Senate conference in 1881. Frost was reported on committee agreed today to Cut Back the cabaret tax from 30 to Capi cod and in the alleys in 20 per cent but eliminated a provision exempting service men the Western part of the in. Lat weather Bureau and Agricula and women Horn the night club Levy. Ture officials said the Frost killed Many Small Victory gardens throughout the new England area and severely damaged a variety of crops especially tomatoes Beans and Corn. Age of Freezer storage space. Over Supply. 2. Lamb Wras not plentiful nationally but we As Over supplied in various regions and rather than set up a regional ration Point system it was removed from the fist. 3. Less desirable beef cuts were removed from rationing so they might move normally against Choice pork cuts. 4. Major canned vegetables were removed from rationing because the Supply of the 1943 pack in retail wholesale and processors hands was sufficient to last until 1944 goods comes in. 5. It is still necessary to ration sugar. The total amount allocated to opa by the War food administration for 1944 will permit less than 80 pounds per person. Missing girl May be flames victim in Conn. Cottage Danbury Conn., june 5.�? up a state police investigation of the slaying of an unidentified woman whose body was found last wednesday in the fire swept ruins of a cottage at Lake Candlewood today turned to an attempt to locate a Salisbury girl reported missing since july 1943. The girl Eudora Atkins alias Linda Brennan had been a visitor at the cottage and was Friendly with the owners or. And mrs. Nicholas Noce of new York City. State police commissioner Edward j. Hickey said today. Hickey said that the girl the daughter of Philip Atkins of Salisbury had been reported miss ing by her father on two occasions the first time to the Winsted polio on nov. 16, 1942, and the second time to Danbury police on july 16, 1943. According to Hickey Atkins Hasni to heard from his daughter during the past ten months

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