Brownsville Herald in Brownsville, Texas
5 Jun 1944

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5 Jun 1944

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Brownsville Herald (Newspaper) - June 5, 1944, Brownsville, Texas Remember now Good meat butter Etc Book 4 re sumps a8 through v8 now valid indefinitely. Processed food Book 4. Blue Stamps a8 through vib now valid indefinitely. Sugar Stamps 30, is amp 40 Book 4. Gasoline Stamps a-1l i file Iron Mamie fora to siesta edition for Over fifty years a service institution of and for the Valley fifty second year a no. 288 Brownsville Texas. Monday. June 5, 1944 eight pages today five cents per cop Mues capture Rohe then wipe out Heung German armies 16 More Jap ships Are sunk powerful 5th army crosses tiber As nazis flee to Nell defences merchant Fleet of japs dealt damaging blow allies win on five fronts but Tokyo says offensive to foil yanks Washington a up a United slates submarines hav de est toyed 16 More of Japan a dwindling Fleet of merchant ships the Navy reported today bringing the total of enemy ships sunk by american submersibles to 589. The latest bag included a Large transport and a Large cargo vessel. Navy department communique no. 522 said Pacific and far East. United states submarines have reported the sinking of 16 vessels in operations against the enemy in these Waters As follows a 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. 2. These actions have not been reported in any previous Navy department the total of enemy ships sunk to Date includes 148 combatant1 vessels. 4 persons indicted with defrauding . Washington. _ Ltd a the department of Justice announced today that a Federal grand jury in Detroit has handed Down an indictment charging four persons three of them former employees of the Ford motor company with defrauding the government in the handling of subcontracts for machine tools used in the construction of b-24 bombers at the Ford plants. Bulos is ships Houston. Texas. A a brow n shipbuilding company built 15 medium Landing Craft for the Navy during May beating the schedule of 14 ships. Announced general manager l. T. Bolin. Dangerous to upset a siesta japs do it local boy kills 3 of them it does no to pay to interrupt a latin american s siesta the japs have discovered. In a recent Issue of yank Magazine the following article was carried about a local boy pfc. Juan Trevino of Brownsville who was rudely awakened from his siesta in a foxhole killed three japs and then resumed his siesta. Here a the yank Story Quot the platoon threw Back a Jap counterattack and held the beachhead for 45 minutes until reinforcements came up. A once the perimeter had been established the men. Reinforced moved up in face of Jap fire. Pvt. Feliciano Perez had been bitching because he haunt got a Jap. As the line advanced a nip ran out of a Pillbox directly in front of Perez. He yelled a hold it Guys Quot ran after the Jap and practically Cut him in half i with a Machete. He came Back picked up his i and said. A wok the line went on. An other i pfc Juan Trevino of Brownsville tex., a character i nicknamed a Tojo Quot was in his j foxhole when line of four japs. Passed him on the Way to his rear. The Lead nip who was shot by a Man behind Trevino whirled and pushed another Jap into Trevino a Roost. Juan pulled his i across his body killed the nip who was trying to knife him got to his Knees and killed the other two then resumed his siesta. Russia rebuilds in Wake of nazis Millers Grill Burns to ground Early Way popular night spot partially insured italian King expected to nazis belittle abdicate in favor of son last ditch fight made in streets of Rome by nazis italians turn on germans Allied Headquarters. Naples up the powerful fifth army fall of Rome a tourist Center _ Al ult la or a Yarvi Siivo it no inc pure Iii rum Ninive. W s a p re i overheated stove thundered across the tiber toward Northern italian horizons in Pursuit last minute Letort la is blamed of the 10th and 14th German armies today with hardly a look at captured Rome ancient seat of Western civilization fallen a prize to Allied troops after nine months of sacrifice. P. Last ditch German rearguard died within the Shadow of the re x ire originating in an Man forum and in the streets of the government Quarter in bitter clash Over heated stove Early this is As italian partisans bar chested and wearing Hammer and sickle in morning levelled Millers Sinia fought hand to hand with fascists and nazis in a Brief Battle Grill popular Valley night the italian populace cheered american and Allied infantry and fighting raged Northeast of duo at barred a. I he fire tank teams As they threaded the City a streets. Rome today the German was discovered shortly after some of the romans died in the City a closing hours of German Dom High command said in a one of clock and the san Ben i nation victims of machine guns they tried to seize almost bar handed. Broach cast communique made to declare it an a open City fails London a up a violent in a w a Akelas. Although pretty Busy with the War. Russians lose no time in rebuilding destroyed Industrial installations. Photo above shows soviet workers at be Nakieve reconstructing huge Plant demolished by germans before they fled from red army. The Victory quartet latin american i tourist tag to help travelling simple Post War car regulations seen Ito fire department called into help Bathe Blaze. The entire building with the exception of the stucco Section of the building was levelled. A d. March. San Benito fire chief said this morning. Is beyond repair a tile stucco part of the building alone is standing Quot fire chief said a but this Section is beyond repair. I would say the building is a Complete i the property and fixtures it was reported Are partially covered by insurance. In addition to the building the club s Complete inner decorations Are furnishings including an expensive Nickelodeon tables food and liquor stocks a went up in smoke. A the alarm was filed with the local fire department at 1 27.&Quot March said. A we took both pumpers out with us but sent one Back to town since we must keep one Here in Case of another fire. A the flames had made Good headway when we arrived Quot March said. A the roof was burning and there was t much that could be done by this time except try to bring the fire under fought in til 5 the san Benito department fought the Blaze until shortly after 5 o clock this morning when the see fire Page two after Adolf Hitler in two Headquarters announcements had acknowledged the fall of the capital despite a last minute Effort to declare it an open City. United states tank formations the italian capital with its store of cultural and religious treasures apparently came through unscathed for the most part. Police officers said All was quiet at the Vatican where the Pope has been a virtual prisoner of German Baroness since last september. A Berlin broadcast said Baron von Weizsaecker German ambassador to the holy see Quot has left his residence in Rome. Villa Bonaparte and moved to Vatican City. Other diplomatic missions of the tripartite Powers will move to Vatican City a namely those of Janan. Hungary Slovakia. Romania and Finland. A British correspondents in Madrid said the Pone spent sunday in pushed into the Center of Rome prayer and in consultation with Panal officials during the hours of yesterday despite the offer to make violent liberation of the City. The Swiss guard had been doubled about it an open City the bulletin said Vatican City to prevent an influx of refugees. And a bitter Street fighting develop ing Vittorio Emanuele was expected to hand Over his Power to de which was still continuing in the Crown Prince Umberto at a formal ceremony in keeping with his pro hours of the evening Quot Mise of several months ago to act when the allies entered Rome the communique added that the although first reports from Rome were scanty concerning damage gel Man command will a make every in the City a number of demolitions were carried out by the germans Effort to reduce the fighting in and dispatches said the Fiat factory around Rome to the smallest pos eyewitness _ had been the scene of one such sible scope necessary for the pro demolition while efforts also appear a caution of entry were made to wreck Gas Clee broadcasts Tell of Retreat Trie and water utilities. German broadcasts giving Addi Allied Headquarters announced at tonal details of the Street fight noon the occupation of Rome by ing said in the course of the Don Pedro and the weather Tjon Pedro scoffed at the excitement Over the fall of Rome and said that was a Long Way off and we had hot news from Home. A very hot he said a the weather tomorrow will be considerably warmer. Personally i done to know How i can take a then w by Don t you do something to Cool off Quot we asked. A and get arrested for indecent exposure Quot he demanded. A tile Only Relief i see is getting under a Shade tree. Stripping and turning on a Hose. But that s illegal. Washington a a sen Ator Connally a text unrolled a Rosy Post War prospectus for ration hobbled motor tourists today by releasing details of an agreement on International Highway travel Between 12 of the american republics. I designed according to Secretary of state Hull to a stimulate and facilitate motor travel among the countries of this hemisphere by simplifying certain the convention has been signed on behalf of the United states and la latin american nations but still must be ratified by the Senate. La sets up uniform rules governing registration. Driving liver sri standards of size and equipment and the keeping of records of travel across National frontiers. When the last ration ticket is thrown away and dad buys a set of new tires and invites the family to hop in Ute Sedan for a trip to Peru about All lies going to have to worry about is How to speak Spanish and where to pack the native Potev Mother buys. The hemisphere wandering Motorist will have a special International registration plate for his car a an Oval Marker three inches High and ten inches Long bearing his nation s name. In addition to the United states. The agreement has been signed by Bolivia. Brazil Cuba the dominican Republic. Ecuador Guatemala. Haiti. Nicaragua Peru Al Salvador and Costa Rica. Nine More signatories would account for All the Western hemisphere from wide area around Clinton. Okla., arc trekking out to the farm of Martin chitty jr., to get a look at the quintet pictured above Victory registered red polled cow and the quadruple calves she produced recently. Named Franklin. Eleanor Winston and Madam Chiang Kai Shek tip by arc ail Strong and healthy two years ago Victory gave birth to triplets which grew to Mccarty to run for commission the bigger they Are local contractor to enter politics a Jap flying boat largest combat plane operating in the Pacific starts Down in flames after being blasted by a Navy pb4y patrol bomber in 19-minute Chase through the Clouds Over Truk japs once powerful air sea base in Carolines. The official forecast for the lower Vallet partly Cloud ably warmer with High through tuesday. Showers Day night. Fresh winds. High t Low the h re to Lew to Punk Sunrise my nature iture Titu Al Ork organization seeks to Force electors to Back party s nominees Austin a i Pic a permanent organization headed by Herman Rio Grande Jones of Austin was set up Here y and consider yesterday to carry to each con a v amp a a runs session Al District in the state the move to Force presidential electors to pledge themselves to support. Their party a nominees. An executive committee was organised. Including a representative from each congressional District p 1p with mrs. Alfred Taylor of Austin e or As Secretary. White Wing Hunting t o be on staggered Days j. Mccarty for the last Twenty six years a prominent contractor and construction Engineer in the lower Vii cd area this morning announced his candidacy for county commissioner precinct two. Brownsville. With Mccarty a announcement today. O. King Mason present commissioner now finds himself with an opponent for the impending july 22. Democratic primaries. Mccarty sentry into politics now Brines opposition to three of the incumbent commissioners a Mason and Dowie of san Benito and a. A. Kimmel of Harlingen. Ted Hunt port Isabel is still unopposed. I a i am bringing an intimate knowledge of Cameron county and the Brownsville area with Mccarty said. A i am familiar with county work and construction in this area having worked with Brownsville port Isabel commissioners for the last Twenty Odd years. I did county construction j work with commissioners constant Laroche and h. M. Pattee. Port Isabel and Sam Bell Brownsville in the past. A i further Promise local citizens that i will devote my entire time to the Job. The commissioners Post will not be a Side line with decline and fall of Rome by Daniel de Luce d me. June 4�?1 delayed Ltd a this Cradle of the Western world rocked tonight with the High wino of Freedom stirred by the fifth army and thousands of italian partisans flaunting red flags. Behind a screen of roman volunteers who wore Hammer and sickle armbands and waved old firearms american forces drove from suburban cent Ocille to the tiber River while half smothered with kisses and roses. The German wehrmacht which once swore that Rome was an open City fought futilely in the ancient streets to delay the american thrust. Wherever the americans moved Forward today against hit and run nazi armied forces they found italians of All Ages and degrees of poverty ready to die for a the Quot Why were you so Long coming we expected you four months ago Quot said some of the partisans. But others lying dead across German machine guns they had tried to seize bar handed or waiting in in whimpering silence or their wounds to be bandaged r sked no questions. Boys carry arms i Sawr a 10-year old boy carrying ammunition for his elder brother on sniper patrol. A stubble bearded Gray haired peasant in his Middle fifties begged to be put into action. A dark haired girl with a Bandolier insisted or partisan by military standards the Battle for Rome was merely a heavy skirmish with the objects is temporarily being to secure the tiber Bridges. From just behind the leading tank a see eyewitness Page 2> the fifth army last night and thus was realized one of the main objectives when Gen. Sir Harold Alexander started the huge Allied offensive May la. The other main German objective the destruction of the German 10th and 14th armies remained to be carried out and towards this objective the fifth and eighth armies pressed today. Fighter bombers hammered away at the fleeing German columns leaving congested highways to the North littered with dead and wounded and smashed vehicles. The fifth army Tore off and chewed up additional chunks of the disorganized nazi forces which had tried vainly to Stem the Advance on the italian capital Long enough to open an escape route for hard pressed troops in the shredded defense line South of the City. The danger to Field marshal Al see Rome Page two nazis knocked out London apr the Naples radio said it. Gen. Marx in. Clark of the fifth army in a speech to his corps commanders had declared a i doubt if the 14th German Arnu is any longer capable of a it is a great Day for the fifth army Quot Gen. Clark was quoted As saving on the rapture of Rome. Quot French British and american troops have made it possible and i want to thank Gen. Faker it. Gen. Ira cd Faker air commander for his air support. The radio said Clark then told italian Rome representatives that he was pleased with the condition of the City regarding both Public utilities and the City s clean appearance. Odds and ends about Rome Mobile Headquarters dome a �?~a5 a fighting progressed so rapidly yesterday in the Onward Rush of Allied soldiers capturing Rome that Headquarters had to be moved three times during the Day. Wick Fowler staff correspondent for the Dallas news wire Essed his paper Fowler formerly of Austin said that capt. Dawson Duncon former Dallas news Austin correspondent had a press office and a movie studio set up inside Rome and Quot is doing business in routine firm Here builds Harlingen Hemes not sir it 36 in. P in a return to the Basic features of the 1342 White Wing Dove season that is staggered Days of shooting and a concurrent Dove season with a joint bag limit is expected As a result of a series of conferences in the Valley later this month with state and Federal game department officials. This announcement was made in Brownsville today after it was Learned that we. J. Tucker executive Sec Rary of the Texas Gam. Fish. And Oyster commission will come to the Valley about the Middle of june and will meet with Valley Hunters at Harlingen. Mcallen Edinburg and probably some other places. Arrangements for the meeting Are being made by or. Tucker or. George b. Saunders biologist of the u. S. Fish and wildlife service and Charles g. Jones of Weslaco game Warden for the Texas department in the Valley area. In 1342 there were a five afternoons of shooting for Whit twines see whitening. Page 2 work on newest pipeline starts Brownsville sport industries a recently formed general construction firm organized Here has been port Isabel a actual work awarded a contract to build seven in laying the Willamar Oil Fields port Isabel pipeline was underway Here this week. As the pan american Oil and pipeline co. Construction Crews began work on the first links of the project. Already near Raymondville. The terminal site of the storage tanks and pumps has been cleared and construction underway. The pipeline will link the big Willamar f eld w Ith the local port to a to six Federal housing authority houses at Harlingen Mike Bremer an officer of the new firm said today. Preliminary work at the Harlin a Gen building site has been initiated. Bremer said and actual work on the houses will get underway in the next two or three weeks. A the port industries a Bremer said a is a firm interested in in Pope sees crowds new York a Abs Pope Pius Xii was a out on the Balcony of the window of the Vatican this morning looking on St. Peter s Godfrey Talbot British radio correspondent in Italy reported today. A crowds of people had gathered in front of St. Peters beneath the Vatican Walls you d think that it was London with British soldiers passing through on Victory Day. A eth whole thing is absolutely beyond belief. People Are shouting a a we be been waiting for you so Long thank god you be come at last Quot Ciliate transportation of the Oil for real construction. We also do deep sea shipment from Here. Business in wholesale neutrals to her Washington a up a american diplomats viewed the fall of Rome today As speeding the grand assault on hitlers Europe and confronting Axis satellites and wavering neutrals Over the world with Clear evidence of the fated tin a Berlin. Happy at the rapture of the a see sidelights Page 2j afternoon the Eastern districts of the town were included in the pc Tuai Battleground in delaying actions. German fighting groups retreated gradually toward the tiber Crossings carefully avoiding any sort of destruction of historic buildings. Aimed diplomatic envoys to the holy see now have returned to their old apartments in Rome in the Wake of Allied occupation another German broadcast said. German propagandists noting that the allies hailed the capture of Rome As a great Victory sought to minimize the event by declaring the City had no economic strategic or political value except As a a tourist Center. Two special German communiques the first word in Many Days from the fuehrer s Headquarters a were broadcast after Allied troops had liberated the eternal City. The fight in Italy will go on said a see Berlin Page two i today a smile new York a i pm the. Allied entry into Rome received its crowning touch today when a Soldier stood with one of his comrades on the Marble Balcony overlooking the famous Palazzo Venezia where Mussolini used to Harangue the italian people and made a speech about the fallen dictator j neg said. A cheering crowd of italian men women and children stood below and although they did no to understand a word he said they laughed and cheered and waved flags

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