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Butte Montana Standard (Newspaper) - December 4, 1943, Butte, Montana The Price of Victory taxes and War Bonds it takes both she Maut am Sij Cux tax in associated Prest United press Central Piess vol. A xxxix no. 58 established 1876 Butte. Montana saturday morning december 4, 1943 Home edition Price five cents vital War and political decisions taken at meeting of big three Clarks Force Moscow reports f. D. R., soviets bile stabs at a i ii o 1 a into vital nazi defences uts ill rail network have held conferences a to Navy first picture from Berlin since big raids the caption accompanying this picture made available by Pressens bad swedish picture Agency and sent by radio from Stockholm described it As the first picture to show any bomb damage after heavy r. A. F. Raids on berlins with military band marching up Unter Den Linden. Scene was typical Stockholm caption said of German efforts to hide bomb damage with Little damage shown except ruins of one building at left and some shattered windows in building at background. Parade of a military band was resumed after Berlin streets were cleared of debris the caption continued to help morale. Picture apparently was taken Stockholm caption said at the Corner of Unter Den Linden and Friedric Strasse with the Kranzler Coffee House familiar to tourists on Corner in the background. A wire photo half of German capital believed destroyed As r. A. F. Big j d bombers again smash at Berlin aussies close in on japanese bombers Hammer at new Britain states to have control of soldiers votes Senate Junks idea of supervision by the government Washington. Dec. 3.�?</p a a coalition of republicans and Southern democrats Over Riding the Senate leadership Friday junked the idea of Federal supervision of servicemen a voting by Absentee ballot and passed a Bill calling for state control. The new Bill substituted for the pending measure on a 42-to-37 Rol Call and finally approved by a voice vote Calls on the states to make ballots available to members of the armed forces at Home and abroad. Senators who voted for the substitute Bill included Butler and Wherry of Nebraska Minikin of Colorado and Robertson of Wyoming. Those voting against included Johnson of Colorado Murray and Wheeler of Montana and a o Mahoney of Wyoming. Condemns substitute democratic Leader Barkley Tkv immediately condemned it As a a pious ladies Aid society Resolution under which a few if any votes would be cast. Senators Mcclellan . And Eastland of the measure with senator Mckellar that the substitute which now goes to the House would retain state control Over elections. The legislation now is in a form reportedly acceptable to a majority of the members of the House elec continued on Page 2. Col. 5 British report 41 planes lost in Battle in the skies by w. A Hercher London saturday dec. 4.�? pm a. A. F. Bombers streamed out for a new attack on the continent Early saturday following up a Southwest Pacific Allied Headquarters. Saturday dec. 4.�? a a australian Jungle troops. Shattering raid thursday supported by artillery Are closing the Adriatic. Biggest offensive since Salerno now is under Way by Noland Norgaard Allied Headquarters Algiers dec. 3.�?<fp a paced for the second Day by Aerial assaults on elaborate Well prepared German fortifications it. Gen. Mark w. Clarks fifth army stabbed Forward from Calabritto against the right flank of massed German troops guarding the main Road to Rome in the fourth Day of the biggest italian offensive since Salerno. Great Clouds of smoke and dust Hung Over the Battlefield. Air Force pilots participating in the methodical destruction of enemy gun positions and entrenchments ahead of american and British forces saw signs of a fierce combat raging below. Official accounts gave no indication whether Clarks troops yet had reached the hard Core of the nazi line. Advance six Miles equally bitter fighting raged on the eighth army front. There the right Wing of Gen. Sir Bernard l. Montgomery s British Indian and new zealand forces slugged six More Miles up the Adriatic coast and approached the important Highway and Railroad Center of san i Vito Chiettini Only 16 Miles from i the big port of Pescara. The germans reorganized their defences farther Inland. They were resisting desperately around the ancient roman City of Lanciano we Here they held a 900-foot Ridge dominating the surrounding Colin i try. Montgomery s men captured Cantel Frentani two and one half i Miles Southwest of Lanciano. Evacuate Lanciano a dub news Agency broadcast from Berlin reported German troops had evacuated Lanciano in the face of the eighth army a Advance official reports from eighth army Headquarters disclosed that elements of the Veteran German 90th Light infantry division had been rushed from Northern Italy and thrown into the fighting near this unit the 12th night which sent 1,500 Long in on Ware a japanese Strong tons of new fire bombs and bold on the Huon Peninsula of northeastern new Guinea explosives crashing Down on Ware is Inland approximately la soldering rubble carpeted Miles Northwest of coastal Fin Berlin. Sch Hafen the base which the during the thursday night raid. I a11�?~e5 captured 0clober 2 German division known to be fighting on the italian front was with marshal Erwin Rommel s Africa corps and bore the Brunt of the continued on Page 2, col. I russian broadcast indicates full details of greatest conferences in history May be announced before noon . Today germans expect an Allied ultimatum to surrender unconditionally by Richard g. Massock London saturday dec. 4.�? apr president Roosevelt prime minister Churchill and Premier Stalin in the greatest such meeting in history have conferred at Teheran the capital of Iran Persia and agreed upon both military and political plans for the War against Germany Moscow radio announced saturday in the first official disclosure of the Parley. Cutting through numerous Axis and Neutral reports of the a big three meeting. Moscow in a broadcast recorded Here by the soviet Monitor stated officially that the talks were held a a few Days ago a and that a diplomatic and military representatives took a at the conference a said the official Moscow broadcast a questions on the conduct of the War against Germany were discussed As Well As a number of political questions. Corresponding decisions were adopted which will he made Public the soviet Monitor stated that full details of the conference might he announced Between to a. In. And noon. Mountain War time saturday Basing this prediction on the usual routine of the Moscow radio when announcing future broadcasts. It has been widely reported that the three Allied leaders in addition to mapping the strategy of the land sea and air War against Germany would agree upon a political program for the treatment of Defeated nazi Dom and also formulate a propaganda War to be aimed at the German people immediately. Or. Roosevelt and or. Churchill went to the Iran conference from their historic five Day meeting in North Africa with Generalissimo Chiang Kai Shek which was concerned primarily with the War against Japan. That meeting held from november 22 through november 26, was attended by a Galaxy of military and naval authorities who presumably journeyed on with their leaders. Chiang and his wife who also was present at some of the North african talks went almost directly Home and their arrival in chunking was announced thursday. Or. Roosevelt and or. Churchill journeyed Many Miles to Teheran but Stalin making his first trip outside the soviet Union since the communist revolution had to travel Only 70 Miles South of his country a Borders. The Moscow radio made the announcement in an official soviet news Agency broadcast for provincial papers. The announcer introduced it by saying a i am about to broadcast a statement to be inserted in every he read at dictation Speed twice and then at Ordinary continued on Page 2. Col. 2 nazis prepare for Allied Balkan attacks germans reportedly believe an invasion is planned general Douglas Macarthur Headquarters announcing the latest Progress saturday said the diggers were mopping up on enemy Bonga fms Chafen which left perhaps half of the nazi capital in ruins with the entire heart of the City blazing swarms of German fighters met the Imp in.8tr0 let along the track which gained bombers along paths of flares. Aupied won Bonga on lit As far As 50 Miles from the germans no. I City. In that operation 41 British planes fell during a mighty air Battle in skies stabbed by searchlights and torn by intense flak. Daybreak found the wreckage of planes scattered through the bombed City after this fifth heavy assault in two weeks. But nothing that reach marshal Hermann Goering could do pre continued on Page 2, col. 8 von Papen charged aussie with keeping Trauerman hits at government Walker objects to increased rates Washington. Dec. 3. Of pm postmaster general Walker objected Friday to a $166,000,000 increase in postal rates contained in the House approved $2,140,000,000 tax Bill. Within 60 Days he told the Senate finance committee he will Complete a study of the postal rate Structure and be in a position to recommend revisions in existing charges. He called attention to a Law which he said would permit the president to change the rates by proclamation although he conceded that legislation would be needed if special charges such As Money order and registration fees were changed. The House Bill would increase the local letter charge from 2 to 3 cents boast air mail from 6 to 8 cents double the third class postal rates and raise the charge for Money orders insured and registered mail and c. O. D. Parcels. Spokane. Wash., dec. 3.�? spa the Federal government was accused Friday of Quot withdrawing mining claims into the folds of the i government evidently in preparation for world War no. 3 or world War no. 4,�?� As the Northwest Mineral Industry opened its Quot mining i men s town Carl j. Trauerman of Butte Secretary of the Montana mining association made the charge during the first session of the two Day program sponsored by the Northwest fining association. Trauerman said the Quot tendency in the Interior department is to withdraw All Mineral lands from ownership and location although government officials do not say so in that Many he asserted there was a tendency toward Quot government socialism we want the mines run by mining men and not private ownership he declared has done Quot a splendid Job in providing the enormous Supply of minerals wanted in this Donald Callahan Wallace Idaho mining Man told. His colleagues their first task was winning the War and second Quot we must preserve in our country the great industries which have made the Northwest what it the coast North of Westward to Ware. Hit at new Britain to the East just across narrow Waters from the Peninsula macarthur�?T.? bombers continued to hit at targets on new Britain in an area of that important enemy Island which is most vulnerable to invasion. I for the second straight Day Borgen Bay a dumps and Supply barges were the targets. Sixty three tons of explosives were dropped by Mitchell medium bombers which flew As Low As the tops of the Trees. Borgen Bay is on the North Shore near new Britain a Western tip. In the Northern Solomons the bombers of Admi. William f. Halsey hit the enemy a Kara Ai drome on the South coast of Bougainville tons of bombs. These enemy bases continued on Page 2, col. 5 Balkans in line Ankara dec. 2�? delayed a a Baron Franz von Papen. German ambassador to Turkey was reported thursday on his Way Back to Ankara after a mysterious tour through the Balkans climaxed by a lengthy conference with bulgarian leaders in Sofia wednesday. A possible indication that von Papen had been charged by Hitler with the task of keeping the nervous Balkan satellites in line was seen by observers in an official announcement from Sofia that Premier Bojilov was to address parliament Friday. It was reported that the Premier would announce the formation of a National front party As the sole Legal party in Bulgaria for the duration. With Gabrovsky a Rabid nazi As chief. London. Dec. 3 a a marshal Erwin Rommel is pouring thousands of reinforcements into his yugoslav coastal defences in preparation for an Allied Balkan invasion which the germans expect will follow conferences Between Heads of the United nations yugoslav sources said Friday night. A Stockholm report said the germans believe an Allied invasion of the Balkans is imminent. A Budapest dispatch to the Stockholm social dem Kraten said Strong reinforcements and War material supplies recently reached Yugoslavia from Austria. Rommel was reported organizing Balkan defences on the lines followed by nazi marshal Gerd von Rundstedt in occupied France. A dispatch from the news Agency of democratic Yugoslavia received by United press in new York asserted that the yugoslav forces under command of Gen. Drama Mikhailovich controls Quot All the territory outside of the towns in Serbia. In Dalmatia the dispatch said Mikhailovich a forces have Northwest of Gomel by James m. Long London saturday dec. 4. A to a mud spattered red army troops bit into the important German railway network Northwest of Gomel in two directions Friday stood firm against repeated nazi counter attacks in the hotly contested Cherkass area and expanded their Dnieper River Bridgehead below Kremen chug 15 Miles to the West through powerfully defended territory. Moscow announced Early saturday. German troops recoiling before the soviet attack Northwest of Gomel sustained heavy losses the soviet Midnight bulletin said As the russians swept up More than too villages and hamlets. Key Points taken in this drive carried out through howling winds wet Snow and rain were Sver Jen and Dovsky Only la Miles and 18 Miles Northeast of Rogacheva respectively and Solta Novka 12 Miles Southeast of Shlobin on the Gomel Railroad 700 germans killed Dovsky is the Junction of the Gomel mogilev and Rogacheva to slave railways. All three of the towns taken screen the approaches to the hubs of the German rail network in that Region Shlobin and Rogacheva. Seven Hundred germans were killed alone in one sector of the fighting in that area. Determined soviet troop blasting their Way Forward through Complex German Trench systems and dugouts protected by mini Fields and barbed wire entanglements took novo Georgiev a District Center of the Kirovograd. And Cap a continued on Page 2, col. 8 russian scoop floors Davis on Nelson discloses nation produced warplanes at rate of 338 each working Day in november by Arthur f. Degreve Washington. Dec. 3. A up War production chairman Donald m. Nelson Friday night disclosed that the nation last month produced air planes at the rate of 338 each working Day to reach a record been battling German and croat int of or which More than and a railway line North 1000 Ere engined bombers. Troops from Sibenick was out of commission because of their attacks. In Herzegovina the dispatch said. Yugoslav forces were Quot nearing the suburbs of Dubrovnik a a yugoslav communique noted that the germans were concentrating at Metkovic 15 Miles up the Nereiva River at the base of the Pelese Jac Peninsula on the Dalmatian coast. Germans again voice retaliation threats London. Dec. 3. A up again threatening retaliation for the air War upon Germany the Berlin radio said Friday that the German High command Quot intends by one fell drastic stroke to end the unbridled mass murder a and added that Quot Mankind is not far from the Point where it can at will blow up half the the broadcast quoted the periodical Das Reich As saying that Quot the commencement of retaliation no longer depends on technical matters but solely on the object which is to be attained by Quot the retaliation will be so powerful and will be started at the psychologically opportune moment to influence the development of the War. It would be superfluous to retaliate for ruins with ruins. The sense of retaliation will find quite a difference and surprising expression spiritually As Well As 50,000 pounds of waste paper totalled in first collection of drive production was at the rate of one plane every five minutes continuously Day and night. November output exceeds that of october by 427 planes despite the Shorter month. In weight of planes turned out. November surpassed october by 7 per cent. Deliveries were 97 per cent of schedule. Approximately 50.000 pounds of waste paper were collected in Butte Friday As a result of the efforts of Silver Bow county school children. The paper is vitally needed to make containers for shipment of supplies and ammunition to americans fighting men. Quot this first collection in a series planned Here a r. L. Ruhle chairman of the Silver Bow county Salvage committee said a is most satisfactory and reflects credit upon i the patriotism of Butte children their parents teachers and All who contributed to the initial collection similar pickups in schools Are now planned for december to and 17 and on january 7. Girls and boys of both Public and parochial institutions brought their paper collections to the schools. Trucks visited the school buildings throughout the Day to pick up the paper. In some instances children used play wagons to bring their collections to the school buildings. Others struggled with heavy bundles in their arms in some instances As big As themselves. While in other cases parents used their automobiles. Figures in collections by the various schools were not available i Friday night but will be posted within the next few Days Accord i ing to miss Gertrude Gilmore. Chairman of the Butte teachers i Union Salvage committee and Heads of parochial schools of the City. Members of the Salvage unit stressed again the importance of preparing the paper properly for collection. In some instances on Friday this was not done and As a result the work was slowed up. Newspapers must be bundled separately folded and tied securely. Mixed magazines also must in handled separately and bound securely. Brown paper used paper bags used corrugated boxes and used containers May be bound together but Flat paper and paper bags must be folded and corrugated boxes and containers must be flattened. Need even More Quot satisfying As this record Nelson said Quot emphasis must still be placed on need by the armed service of even greater numbers of yet larger planes As not Only must our Battle losses be made up but we must continuously add to our striking Power and push Home the telling blows now being dealt the he said that web. In co operation with the services and with Industry is determined to raise aircraft output in spite of the obstacles presented by the continuing increase in size of planes by shortages of manpower and by introduction of necessary changes in types and equipment. This will be accomplished by concentration on production efficiency and manpower utilization. He pointed out that in july 1940, Only 572 planes were produced. More than that Quantity were produced in two Days in november. Figures done to Tell Story he said that although the sustained accomplishment of the aircraft Industry and its workers is almost unbelievable the whole Story is not told by the increase in numbers alone. Nearly one half the planes produced in july 1940, were Trainer types whereas last months i output was largely combat types. Average weight of each plane produced in november was More than double that of those produced in july 1940. Craighead hits federalization wartime is waste time and wast time May not be the Best to establish too Many lifetime tax schedules. Barclay Craighead chairman of the Montana unemployment compensation commission told a Large audience Here Friday night in his lecture on Senate Bill no. 1161, the Wagner Murray Bill dealing with social Security. Or. Craigheads appearance was sponsored by the immaculate Conception Parish Council of Catholic women. The meeting was held in the Parish Center and presided Over by the Rev. James p. Dowdall. The speaker described the Bill As part of a plan to expand All social Security systems advanced to extend the activities of the Federal government. Quot Complete federalization of the social Security program is not necessary a or. Craighead declared. Quot All that the Wagner Murray Bill offers can be offered on a state Federal basis. Perhaps the Public prefers Complete federalization and if so their wishes should be made Knoten to the he pointed out that if enacted the Wagner Murray Bill would Multi continued on Page 2, col. 4 Washington dec. 3, the Moscow radios a a scoop the Roosevelt Churchill Stalin conference came like a Bolt from the Blue to american information officials who were frankly flabbergasted that the news was not made available simultaneously in other capitals. Elmer Davis chief of the office of War information said Quot we Hope that the next time Allied leaders meet we can make arrangements to spill everything simultaneously. It is a difficult thing to do because it involves arrangements with two or three Powers although we did succeed in the Case of the recent Moscow conference. Well do the Best we the White House was closed and no attaches were available for comment immediately. Weather forecast Little change in temperature saturday and saturday night. Occasional Light showers. Fridays maximum temperature. 48 minimum. 34. Montana slightly colder saturday. Little change in temperature saturday night. Blast destroys engine factory in Denmark Stockholm. Dec. 3.�?ufl�?an engine factory at Copenhagen was blown up Friday night in a huge explosion described As one of the most serious acts of sabotage yet committed in Denmark. The entire factory building was destroyed and a nearby shoe factory damaged said reports reaching Stockholm. More than 300 acts of sabotage were committed in Denmark during november with 65 per cent of them directed against danish factories and other businesses working for the German army and against German Power and electrical installations the danish news service said. Another 15 per cent was aimed at German rail transports and highways and the rest were sabotage of Amateur nature. To pm my Terr of i rf4, 1 fix Christmas

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