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Butte Montana Standard (Newspaper) - June 5, 1944, Butte, Montana The Price of Victory taxes and War Bonds it takes both in i so e Montana. associated frets United Prest Central press vol a xxxix no. 242 established 1876 Butte Montana monday morning. June 5, 1944 Home edition Price five cent fifth army troops capture Rome big bombers again hit invasion coast rail lines Between France Italy Are special targets by w. W. Hercher London. June 4.�? a upward of 1.200 american heavy bombers struck Europe again sunday some 500 pounding German strongholds along the invasion coast while their comrades from the Mediterranean made a Strong attempt to sever two main rail lines Between France and Italy. Swarms of medium bombers and fighter bombers from Britain kept the thunderous assaults going As for the second straight Day the fortresses and liberators returned from France without loss after saturating defences around Boulogne with 1.500 tons of bombs. Hit radio installations spitfire bombers and fighters hammered enemy radio installations along the Northern coast of Fiance this evening and the air minister announced that More links in the nazi radio Chain has been broken. Between 500 and 750 fifteenth air Force heavy bombers swept up from Southern Italy to attack such vital rail centers As Turin and Genoa. One Force hit the Turin Yards the double track mount cents Railroad leading West from Turin to Lyon France the Gad Bridge on the italian Side of the Modane Tunnel through the Alps and tracks near St. Michel on the French Side. Ringle out Riviera line. Other bombers singled out the Riviera line bombing a viaduct Southwest of Cannes and the Var River Bridge Southwest of Nice while other formations hit the Genoa rail Yards and the Recco viaduct to the East. Yards at Novi Legure 25 Miles North of Genoa and the Harbor at Savona 25 Miles West of Genoa also were targets. In this seventeenth successive Day of attack for american Light and medium bombers More than 250 of them ranged 200 Miles of French coastline. A Section of one Bridge representing about one Quarter of its length was tumbled into the Seine River. The Paris radio reported sunday night an Allied air attack on the Eastern and Southeastern suburbs of Paris and said it was opposed Quot furiously a by anti aircraft. Transmit air warnings indicating another attack by Allied Mediterranean air forces in the Balkans the Budapest radio began transmitting air raid warnings. The United nations radio at Algiers also said Allied planes had raided a nazi air Field at Zara on continued on Page 2, col. I Aerial Adion in Yugoslavia heavy London june 4. Our a the heaviest air action of the War Over Yugoslavia was reported under Way sunday with both the allies and the germans throwing in Strong bomber and fighter fleets As violent fighting raged in Western Bosnia where marshal Tito a partisans battled desperately against a powerful nazi offensive. Maintaining their Quot non Stop attacks on enemy communications and Coneen to actions along the Eastern Adriatic Allied heavy bombers from Italy smashed at military objectives in the important Supply port of split and omis 15 Miles Southeast while Light bombers ripped other German held harbours and coastal shipping saturday an Allied Mediterranean Headquarters communique announced. Field marshal Baron Maximilian von Welchs was reported pressing his offensive against Tito in Western Bosnia and Bani a with Strong motorized forces supported by the Luftwaffe. In the first direct yugoslav ref j Terence to the German attempt May 25 to capture Tito a Headquarters the free yugoslav radio sunday belittled the results of the enemy a Parachute and infantry assault. It asserted that the attack failed to achieve Surprise and that the Only result to the germans was Quot heaps of dead they left on the German forces Retreat to Northwest eternal City first european capital to be liberated from nazis is reported to be 95 per cent intact a Robert. It million Allied Headquarters Naples june 4.�?triumphant fifth army troops sunday night captured Rome bringing liberation for the first time to a nazi enslaved capital and German rear guards were fleeing the eternal City in disordered Retreat to the Northwest. Except for the rail Yards smashed by Allied bombs the City is 95 per cent intact Reynolds and Eleanor Packard of the United press reported after their arrival in the City with the Allied occupation forces. The Berlin radio announced the evacuation of Rome and quoting an order from Adolf hitlers Headquarters said German troops had been directed to take up new positions to the Northwest to avoid bringing the City under peril of destruct Hon italian capital suffers few scars of War ancient glories or symbolized by Tho columns of Tho Pomplo of Vonore foreground cd Tho crumbling Wells of Tho famous coliseum. Modern glories of Tho Quot eternal City a Well exemplified by this Tomb of Tho unknown Soldier which it As i Potina of most of the Groat edifices of Antiquity which wore erected by Tho ancient romans. Russians turn nazis Back germans suffer heavy losses London. June 4. A Uri a red army forces turned Back Large German tank and infantry attacks North of last Jott Yin Eastern Romania for the sixth successive Day sunday inflicting heavy Man Power and equipment losses on the germans Moscow announced sunday night. The broadcast Moscow operational bulletin announced that in saturdays fighting the russians destroyed or disabled 29 tanks and shot Down 44 planes making a total of 243 tanks and 280 planes knocked out since the germans went Over to the attack last tuesday. The bulletin said that there were no other changes on the Eastern front and that in saturdays fighting on All fronts the russians destroyed a total of 53 planes. A United press Moscow dispatch meanwhile said that fridays United states flying fortress shuttle bombing Mission to Russia was Quot integrated with the Las operation where the russians have been smashing extremely powerful enemy attacks aimed at recapturing ground favourable for future operations and dislocating soviet 135 nazi soldiers Mutiny and shoot two officers with the fifth army in the suburbs of Rome. June 4. Up a one Hundred and thirty five German soldiers mutinied shot two officers and surrendered to an american infantry company West of Lanu Vio As the final drive toward Rome got under Way it we As reported sunday. The germans were said to have explained that their act was provoked when the officers shot two privates who were trying to desert. Three Are killed port Stanley ont., june 4 a a a three persons were known dead seven were listed As missing and 13 were rescued in Lake Erie sunday after a 33-foot Cabin Cruiser capsized and partly submerged about 500 feet from the pier. Administration forces ready to accept subsidy Compromise Washington june 4.�? in a apparently convinced that the War with Germany will end victoriously within a year administration forces Are ready to accept a Republican Compromise on the controversial food subsidy Issue. The Compromise offered by senator Taft a Ohio and accepted by the administration dominated banking committee would require specific congressional appropriations before food Price reducing subsidies could be paid after june 30, 1945, when this proposal comes before the Senate monday As an amendment to a measure extending the life of the office of Price administration for a year senator Hill of Alabama the majority whip said he thought there would be no administration opposition. A i think conditions Are going to be vastly different a year from now and it May be that we will not need food subsidies or that we will need Only Small appropriations a Hill said adding Quot i honestly believe the War with Germany will be Over in a years time and that will make a lot of changes in Taft estimated that about $750,-000.000 had been spent by executive agencies on food subsidies thus far without direct appropriations from i Congress. Flames destroy huge lumbering firm Pittsburg. Calif., Juno 4.�?<u.p wind fed flames which destroyed the $2,000,000 Redwood manufacturing company Plant Here saturday night were brought under control sunday without damage to the adjacent Columbia steel Mill. Firemen were still fighting Small fires at the Redwood Plant which was reported to be the largest lumber Yard in the we orld. Five million feet of lumber valued at $500,000, we Ere reduced to ashes. The fire destroyed five dry kilns used for processing Green lumber All of the company a warehouses and equipment a door factory a pipe and tank factory a planing Mill a Frame and Cabinet Mill. Seven japanese targets bombed Pearl Harbor. June 4.�?<u.p a Central and Northern Pacific Aerial forces picked at least seven targets in the Carolines marshalls and the Buriles from thursday to saturday blasting japanese targets from Truk to Para Ushiro with new loads of High explosives Admiral Chester w. Nimitz announced at Pacific Fleet Headquarters sunday. Running the attacks against the Buriles into the fifth straight Day Ventura search planes of Fleet air Wing two in the aleutians bombed Shu Mushu and Para Ushiro Friday while Lith army air Force liberators ranged within 480 Miles of the japanese Mainland to attack mat Suwa. Both raids were made before Dawn against Only moderate antiaircraft fire at Shu Mushu and Para Ushiro and no opposition was met at Matsu a. Two Large fires were started at the Shu Mushu air base and All planes returned safely to base. Truk was bombed by seventh a. A. F. Liberators before Dawn saturday when 41 tons of bombs were dropped in storage areas and on runways. Several fires and explosions were observed Nimitz a communique said. Opposition Over Truk was limited to meager ack ack and two japanese fighters which attempted unsuccessfully to attack the raiders. It was the 52nd attack of the War on japans once formidable Carolines bastion. Other seventh a. A. F. Mitchell medium bombers were sent on a combined Mission with Fleet air Wing two Venturas to bomb Nauru South of the Carolines. The attack was carried out Friday against isolated Nauru and anti aircraft batteries were hit and fires started. Other Mitchells continued the incessant hammering of Ponape thursday hitting airfields hangars and adjacent buildings in the latest of the Long series of raids against this target. Ponape failed to put up a single burst of anti aircraft fire against the american planes. Both thursday and Friday Navy and Marine bombers and fighters made sweeps against the remaining japanese objectives in the marshalls. In these raids ack ack batteries coastal defense guns and Barracks were strafed and bombed against Only meager anti aircraft thrown up by the by passed enemy garrisons. Americans press toward Airfield 34 japanese planes Are destroyed by Don Caswell Allied Headquarters in the Southwest Pacific Monde v. June 5.�? or a american troops on Biak Island Are continuing to press slowly Forward toward the Lokmer air Field. Gen. Douglas Macarthur said monday after being halted for five Days by stiff japanese resistance along the Ridge overlooking approaches to the air base. Allied aircraft operating throughout the vast Southwest Pacific theater destroyed a total of 34 japanese planes and probably destroyed nine others for a Joss of Only one plane a recapitulation of monday communique revealed. Macarthur communique announced that Royal australian air Force Kitty Hawk fighters intercepted 20 japanese fighters Over Biak saturday and in air combat shot Down eight of the enemy planes without loss. Anti aircraft fire from american batteries along the Southeastern coast of the Island brought Down another Jap fighter. Meanwhile unescorted Liberator bombers flying from bases in the admiralty islands in the Northern Bismarck sea hit Truk atoll in the Carolines Friday for the fifth time in less than a week dropping 36 tons of explosive on Dublon Island. The big Liberator bombers carrying out the Twenty second South continued on Page 2, col. 4 allies drop 147,840 tons bombs on Europe during May London. June 4. A up a the combined american and British air forces based in Britain and the Mediterranean theater sent 147.840 tons of explosives crashing onto european targets during May a source of the highest authority revealed sunday night. This figure was disclosed to newsmen in an Effort to put the tremendous achievement of the Allied air forces in perspective after a month Long unofficial estimate of sorties and tonnages. The unprecedented May tonnage represented an average of 4,769 tons a Day Britain based air forces dropped 99,680 tons of the total weight on targets in Germany France Belgium Holland. Poland and Czechoslovakia. Of this total the r. A. F. Bomber command dropped 41,440 tons. Flying fortresses and liberators of the United states eighth air Force hurled 35,840 tons on european fifth army tanks. Infantry fight four hour Battle allies drive on into my Itkina smash Jap dugouts and pillboxes Southeast Asia command Kandy. Ceylon. June 4. A Cut chinese american Force under it. Gen. Joseph w. Stilwell Are pressing two powerful spearheads toward a meeting in the Center of my Itkina. Smashing japanese pillboxes and dugouts in the beleaguered Jap base in Northern Burma with the help of heavy artillery and Low level fighters it was announced sunday. I a chinese communique reported by the Federal communications commission said the most furious fighting is in the Southern Section of the City where the Allied drive from the Southeast was advanced 200 Yards. In the Western outskirts another prong drove too Yards ahead the communique said the Allied ring around a Maing. 45 Miles West of my Itkina. Is being draw tighter the chinese communique added. Allied troops riflemen who were crawling up a Are entrenched four and one half Miles East of Kamying and six and one half mile Southeast. West of the City Contact has been made with the enemy at Kung Ahpang in the Imphal area on the indo burmese Border the japanese have withdrawn from gun Hill leaving Many dead and the remaining enemy forces have been penned Between a gurkha Force from the South and another from the North. Japanese pockets still remaining Northwest of by Shenaur Are being cleaned out. Allied planes supporting the land forces ranged Over the Battlefield with medium bombers smashing targets on the Tiddum Road Between Tiddum and Chura Khandpur to the North. But nazis resisted for As Long As they possibly could me Jwj is if that were possible the evacuation a ordered after Field marshal Albert Kesselring German commander in Italy proposed through the German ambassador to the Vatican that both sides recognize Rome a an open City. Berlin said join fifth army late sunday night the British eighth army Rushing into Rome from the Southeast along the via Carlina was reported joining the fifth army in Cloee Pursuit of tha unman by Daniel Deli be in the suburbs or rom june 4�? amid kisses and tears from hysterical romans fifth army tank and infantry fought a four hour Battle sunday morning against German Armor five Miles from the heart of the City in a Dawn dash from Bogata Finochio 13 Miles Distant on the via Catilina a spearhead of 24 Sherman tanks eight armoured ears and 150 u. S. And Canadian infantrymen pushed beyond suburban Torre Spac Cata before they ran headlong into a German Road Block. Old men and Young girls Rind toddling children were waving the americans to when the fire of German 88-Mlllimeter guns knocked out the leading tank and snipers started pouring machine gun fire from hideouts next to a White Church whose Bells were ringing for Early mass. Partisan kisses newsman an italian partisan who said the fascists had put out his left Eye in torturing him kissed me on the Cheek and volunteered the information that he was leading an armed band of civilians Back into Rome a to kill smiling Brown eyed girls brought bouquet of Flowers to dust covered sloping Field of Wiki Barley and poppies to scout German positions flanking the heavily mined Airport at cent Ocelle. Blow lip i utilities a Bald clerk carrying an empty wine Flagon said a the enemy blew up Rome s water Gas and electric works saturday. There is nothing to eat. For four months there has been no meat and for two months not a single egg. There is great confusion. All the big fascists Are the historic via Catilina probably never has witnessed a More thundering military spectacle than that of the past 24 hours in which the onrushing allies broke through the German lines in the Sacco Val continued on Page 2, col. 3 fun prone the Tollman 1�p�trh to from a Fantom Man and wife a Aam of War Corral inn Ltd nth who for Ai manned to Roma until tha untied a at a ant Erin the War they describe their return to the italian capital with victorious Allied Force Ftp Nav under a to Umant to reopen the United Presa Bureau at the earliest possible Mooter by Eleanor and Reynolds Packard Rome. June 4 a u r a we returned to Rome sunday night through Shell machine gun and sniper a fire to find the italian capital almost a scarred. Except for the Complete wreckage of its railway marshalling Yards battered incessantly and accurately by Allied Aerial bombs we found the City almost 96 per cent intact. Few fires burning a few fires had been left burning by the retreating germans. The last we had seen of Rome was after Benito Mussolini a declaration of War on he United states when we were sent to a diplomatic internment Camp to await Transfer to the United states which finally occurred in june. 1942. We entered Rome sunday night along with tile Vanguard of american infantrymen and went straight to the bar in the Orand hotel for italian Cognac served by our old Friend Peter the grand hotels famous Barman who has served More King and persons with titles a ban perhaps any Barman in All Europe. The germans who had repeatedly declared Rome an open City had lined the Broad via Catilina with machine guns and scores of snipers through six Miles of suburbs right to the Gates of the old Walls themselves in a desperate attempt to stall continued on Page 2, col 2 president Roosevelt will speak tonight Washington. June 4 a a a president Roosevelt monday night j will talk to the people of the United states on the fall of Rome the White House announced sunday night. The announcement said the presidents talk will be carried Over the four major networks Between 6 30 p. In. And 6 45 p. In Mountain War time. Bulgarian official killed London june 4. A in a the Vichy radio said sunday that Alexander Stan Schev bulgarian minister of Interior had been killed during an air raid. The Date was not Given. Four die in crash Modesto calif., june 4.�? or a four persons were killed and 23 injured when a greyhound bus collided head on with a passenger car targets and the Allied expedition 14 Miles Northwest of Here shortly Ary air Force 22,400 tons. The a. E. Before Midnight saturday night. A. F. Includes the United states ninth air Force the r. A. F. Second tactical air Force and the r. A. F. Air defense of great Britain command. The Allied Mediterranean air forces including american and British units of both strategical and tactical air forces dropped 48.160 tons of High explosives and fire bombs on Italy Austria Southern France Hungary and Romania. New manpower priorities for slate to become effective by july i weather forecast West of the Continental Divide partly Cloudy occasional showers and continued Cool monday. East of the Continental Divide monday Cloudy with occasional Light Rains and continued Cool followed by Clearing tendencies in late afternoon. New manpower priorities designed to keep Montana a industries adequately staffed Are to become effective Here by july i. John j. Hanley manager of the Butte office of the War manpower commissions United states employment service was informed by o. C. Lambert state wac head. The same priorities Are being made operative throughout the state and Over the entire nation. Quot flail utilization of All available Man Power and woman Power a said or. Lamport a is the prime purpose of the new program. It involves four principal factors Quot i no employer except in certain specified instances will be per Only enough troop to maintain order and ferret out any German snipers or suicide nests were to be left in Rome As the main Allied armies pounded on without pausing to celebrate their greatest Triumph coming 270 Day after the Start of the italian Campaign. I make final stand i at the very Gates of Rome the germans had made a final stand j but it. Gen. Mark w. Clark after waiting three hours for Tho enemy troop to withdraw in accordance i with their own avowal of Rome a an open City ordered a violent antitank barrage. Then masses of fifth army men and weapons crashed into the City and began mopping up enemy snipers and a few Tanka and Mobile gum which were trying to cover the Retreat. This work was completed at 9 13 p. In sunday except for a few isolated nests of resistance in Tho Northwestern outskirts and the capture of Tho City the great capital of the Caesar and administrative seat for a Large part of the Christian world was an accomplished fact. Hitler s order a quoted by Tho German d. N. B. Agency said that a since the front in the course of military operations has drawn nearer Rome and dangers have Arisen that this oldest cultural Center of the world could be drawn into direct military operations Tho fuehrer ordered withdrawal to the Northwest of Rome a 600 trucks destroyed most of the enemy survivors of a 23-Day Allied whirlwind offensive were streaming in congested Retreat to the Northwest at the mercy of Allied planes which during the Day destroyed or damaged 600 enemy trucks and other vehicles. The germans jammed traffic col it continued on Page 2. Col. 7 Battle rages in Changsha area chunking. June 4 a cur a bitter fighting raged sunday North of Changsha key stronghold on the Hankow Canton Railroad As chinese halted japanese troops driving from the Northeast in a giant pincer thrust to outflank the City. In a Gigantic nut Cracker drive which threatened to Cut China in two the invaders lunged in a huge arc from Pingkian South toward Jiuyang. 50 Miles East of Changsha a chinese communique announced if they succeed in reaching Jiuyang. The vital Changsha stronghold. Then outflanked from the East would be in a desperate situation As other japanese units drive on the imperilled City from the North. In this direction however the chinese fighting without air support because of bad weather had checkmate the Jap drive pinning it 25 Miles North of the Hunan Capi i Tai despite heavy casualties Chi both sides. To the North on Lake Lungting the chinese counter attacked broke into Wanhsiang and repulsed the japanese at Han show lung Yang 30 Miles South. In an extensive drive Southwest of Loyang strategic Point on the East West Tunghai railway in North Central China which the japanese took the last week in May chinese forces recaptured three Honan provisions of these controls have cities Hancheng. Sun Hsien and already been discussed with labor change Huichen 42, 47 and 62 Miles management committees in Ana respectively Southwest of Loyang. Conda Butte Billings great Falls resuming their offensive on the Helena Missoula and Kalispell. Yunnan front chinese troops Frt these priorities have previously a Day captured Kaitoku. North 0 continued on Page 2, col. 2 a ten Chung the communique said. Wheat quotas set Washington. June 4.�? Pps War food administrator Marvin Jones said sunday Farmers will be asked to Plant Between 67.000,000 and 70,000,000 acres of wheat in 1945. That goal compares with 67.-000,000 acres planted for Harvest this Vear and 55,000,000 acres in 1943. A netted to hire male workers except from among those referred by the uses or under arrangements with the uses. �?o2. Establishment of employment ceilings in All labor shortage areas. "3. The appointment of a Man Power priority committee. �?~�?~4. Transfer workers from Loose labor Market areas to critical areas to meet urgent War production

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