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Charleston Gazette (Newspaper) - June 5, 1944, Charleston, West Virginia
Partly Cloudy today t e r e d thundershowers warmer in extreme Eist circulation in West Virginia the stale of the associated press Charleston West Virginia monday morning june 5, 1944. Established 1887. Five cents. Allied oops i routed germans lashed from Price control Harbor martial delay seen fight is threatened j on opa Extension Washington june he Senate House begin an 3d race tomorrow to pass their separate versions of two urgent pieces of Biu continuing the Price control Law a Resolution extending Lor a year the time in which can be filed to fix responsibility for the Pearl har Bor disaster. The Pearl Harbor Resolution comes up in both branches Tomor Row with Odds favouring approval by the Senate first the Price control debate May last All week. Then before the tentative sum Mer recess becomes a possibility the lawmakers must agree on legis lation establishing standards Lor terminating government War con tracts Complete action on nearly 60 billion dollars of appropriations. Sen. Ferguson author of the Senate s Pearl Harbor Reso Lution expressed himself As Lair Well satisfied with its present form despite committee changes. Trials to be delayed the secretaries of War Navy would be instructed to make investigations which they already have started thereafter to file such proceedings As the facts May justify. The net result said sever Al democratic senators is that any court martial will be held off until after the War. All i Ever wanted was a fair Ferguson said. The j. Ilc v c v 1c w a ii w shows the Piazza san Pietro the Castle of St. Angelo on the Banks of the tiber other historic buildings. The 1st Axis held capital wrested from hitter nazi group mutinies Allied Headquarters Naples june 5th army troops from the old Anzio beachhead captured historic Rome today after a fierce Battle through suburbs of the eternal City. The mop up of the heart of first european capital to fall to Allied completed at p. P m., Ewt As an Allied Force knocked out the last German rearguard unit in front of the Bank of Italy almost within the Shadow of Trajan s column to the North of the City warplanes battered at fleeing German transports wrecking or damaging at least 600 motor vehicles As the Allied forces sought to annihilate the remaining nazi divisions in Italy. The huge air wreaked toll of nazi transports on congested roads above Kome indicated the enemy intended no major stand in the ancient City. U Imp Daimon w Iii eur la rfcs Nave Ucen of monuments Public buildings As far As possible under the demands of warfare. Luc vie Cut Tion would be Happy with a simple years Extension n of its Powers but the Bills pending in both houses provide for More than just that possibly the biggest argument in the Senate revolves around an amendment by sen. Bankhead d. Ala associates which would the Price of Cotton to the filings on finished textiles. Opa protested that the Amend amt would Cost clothing Pur chasers about a year but Bankhead said it would help nip ponese is the Cotton Farmers the Mills portent part. And the Consumers by making please turn to Page 3 col 2 Johnston urges yank red Unity Moscow june r i c Johnston president of the chamber of Commerce of the United states in an address to soviet Trade leaders yesterday released to Day urged russians americans reconcile themselves to different economic systems carry on a flourishing business. The speech probably the Frank est most provocative Ever made in Moscow by a private individual was a luncheon Given b l Mikoyan soviet Trade commissar issued by Johnston today at a press conference. Johnston prefaced his speech by warning the russians i am going Tell you direct harsh business in economic ideology the prac Tice of my country is different from he said. You Are state minded collective minded. Are most private minded most individual minded gentlemen make no mistake we Are determined to remain so or even to become More he told the Hussion to realize How completely our american communists have been wasting their in a recent poll he said mos organized workers answering question As to their social class re plied Middle class. So perhaps in a Way you canno blame our american Tor their he said. A i May put it frankly How can they make a proletarian revolution please turn to Page 5 col 3. Landing hinted on Kii rile Isles 4 repeated bombings revive invasion speculation four consecutive Days of Bombin russians foil Boulogne defense by it w. Her her tanks knocked out attacks on the North Pacific Kurile islands by Aleutian based Ameri can planes prompted renewed speculation today on the possibility that an invasion blow toward the japanese Homeland by that route May be pending. No one questions that in the final encirclement sure to come be fore Japan is conquered the Kur Iles Chain of stepping stones from russian Kamchatka to the main nip ponese islands will play an in rant part. But whether the current against Shu Mushu Para Mush Iro at the North. Matsuwa farther the line Shim Shiri nearly half Way to rep 3 Buriles bombed Washington. June Navy planes hitting the Kurile islands which Gaud the North Ern approaches to the japanese Home islands for five consecutive Days started big fires at the Northern end of the Chain Fri Day the Navy reported today. Planes also hit at Matsuwa is land farther South on the Island. Of american heavy bombers struck Europe again 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 land Italy. Swarms of medium bombers fighter bombers from Britain kept the thunderous assaults going As Lor the 2d straight Day the fort resses liberators returned from France without loss after saturate j ing defences around Boulogne with tons of bombs. Spitfire bombers fighters hammered enemy radio installations along the Northern coast of France this evening the air ministry announced that More links in the nazi radio Chain had been broken. Between 500 700 15th air bombing a viaduct i London june monday Southwest of Cannes the Var the russians announced Early to River Southwest of Nice Day that More than germans while other formations hit the i Werc killed 30 enemy tanks Genoa rail Yards the Recco via knocked out yesterday North of Lasi duct to the East. In Romania where the germans Yards at Novi Legure. 25 Miles have been attacking for a week North of Genoa the Harbor at i without making any appreciable Savona 25 Miles West also were targets. In this seventeenth please turn to Page 3 col 6 americans press 1 i 1 i rus new Biak Advance advanced Allied a of Genoa headway. J the Midnight russian co mum successive que. Broadcast from Moscow recorded Here by the soviet mom Tor. Indicated no slackening of the i fighting. The germans continued i to throw in Large forces of tanks land infantry despite heavy losses i in an apparent attempt to Knock the russians off balance before the big army drive in the East. The nazi air Force supported the head i German assault russian fight Down six in the Day. The text of the Navy release Shizushi Farman shirt islands in the Koriles were bombed by Ventura search planes of Fleet be fore Dawn on z june West Lon two Large tires were started on Shl Mushu. Anti aircraft fire waa moderate. Mattawa Island was bombed by liberators of the Lith aah be fore Dawn on 2 june. No of to Sitori was encountered. All f our planes returned. Force heavy bombers swept up from South Ern Italy to attack such vital rail centers As Turin Genoa. One Force hit the Turin Yards the double track mount Cenis rail Road leading West from Turin to Lyon France the Gad Bridge on the italian Side of the Modane Tun Nel through the Alps tracks near St. Michel on the French Side. Other bombers singled out the rain Clouds gather Over English Channel London june rain Clouds gathered Over Dover Strait tonight after a Day of mixed Cloud in tries Clouten group. German transport sunk a new push on three the communique said a Large Aird Romes their main objectives German transport was sunk in the Headquarters announced today. Gulf of Finland by a soviet Tor two american columns were Pedo plane. Dancing slowly toward Lokmer the nazis struck out repeatedly in Ai drome the nearest objective. Vaill attacks said the broadcast War they were proceeding along the bulletin recorded by the soviet Sunshine Westerly wind. A Gusty South resent actual softening up ahead of Landing forces is not fully Parent. Two other possibilities two other major possibilities a the barometer dropped the temperature was Down to 55 at p The wind moderated a Little but Breakers were White capped. Visibility was Good. High tides at Calais p. a i monday a. And p Tuesday a. And . Monday a. Tues Day Eastern War coast on an overlooking Ridge. Japanese snipers mortar Crews had been cleaned from the Ridge from which they had dominated the Road held up the original american Advance with vicious fire since May 28. 30 Jap planes destroyed thirty japanese planes were destroyed in far Flung air Battles swirling Over Biak. Babo on dutch new Guinea Truk atoll in the Carolines. American raiders drop Ped 30 tons of bombs Friday on Dublon Island one of the Mam fortified Points in the Truk group. Patrol clashes in the Mafin Bay Hollandia areas on dutch new Guinea resulted in 341 More Jap Monitor. Berlin news reports said the soviets counter blows had Strong air support but made no headway while a dub commentator declared German romanian troops had extended their saturday. Both sides pictured the rest of the Lona front As quiet. The Moscow communique said jul German tanks 44 destroyed Northwest West of Lasi yesterday. Radio quoting Ankara re ports also said the germans had moved five infantry divisions one motorized division to Bulgaria placing them chiefly along the Black sen coast. A i arc part of Bulgaria s 16 hysterical with Joy roman Zens at the City s outskirts amid kisses tears waved on u. S. And Canadian tanks infantry men dating up the via Catilina then battering into German defend ers holding the suburbs a front Dis Patch from associated press Cor respondent Daniel de Luce said German resistance is fierce Headquarters did not identify the first troops entering Rome. The enemy made it a Battle every foot of the Way through the suburbs into Rome. The germans hurled All they Armor a fierce fighting to Block the 5th army steamroller at least until they could pull out More at their own menaced forces. This break into Rome Center of catholicism once the seat of the ancient roman Empire came 24 Days after the allies unleashed a powerful combined offensive of the 5th 8th armies 12 Days after 5th army men on the Anzio beachhead hurled Forth their pow erd rive aimed at the capital lashing at the nazi columns re a treating from Rome Allied fighter bombers found excellent targets in congested traffic above the City to Viterbo Lake Bracciano Lake Belsena Headquarters said. Other planes struck troop concentrations gun positions. Pope in seclusion behind a doubled Swiss guard sealing off Vatican City Pope Pius Xii held urgent consultations sunday with the papal Secretary of stale Lugi Cardinal Maglione. And prayed in his the London daily mail s Madrid correspondent re ported. The holy father received fre quent reports on the situation in Rome it was stated. No one was allowed to leave or enter the Vatican without a special pass. The Pope has been a virtual prisoner in the Vatican since the germans seized control of Rome last july. He declared in a speech last Friday that who Ever would dare lift a hand against Rome would be guilty of another of historic Iri the lower a right Corner of the Abbye picture of borne is the memorial building erected to a the unifier of Italy. end of the Avenue Down the Center of the picture is the coliseum. President will talk on seizure of Rome Washington june president Roosevelt will discuss the fall of Rome the first Axis capital captured by the allies in a 15-Minuu radio broadcast to the nation tomorrow night. The White House announced the president s talk will be car ried Over the four major net works Between p. And p. M., Eastern War time. Pear in explanation of the intensified North Pacific air action 1. The assaults May mean Only that the air forces based in the aleutians Are taking advantage of a break in the ordinarily bad weather of the North Pacific to harass the enemy bases set up As part of Japan s dream of mov ing to North America along the Northern route. Been announced previously. On Bougainville Island in the Northern Solomons american for please turn to Page 3 col 3 iranian Borici. It added. Please turn to Page i col 4 135 germans Mutiny shoot officers with the fifth army in the suburbs of Rome june Hundred thirty have German soldiers mutinied shot two officers surrendered to an american infantry company West of la Nuvolo As the final drive for Rome got under Way it was reported today. The germans were said to have explained that their act was provoked when the officers shot two privates who were try Lii to desert. Catholic welfare spokesman lauds capture of Rome by the associated press monsignor Michael j. Heady Gen eral Secretary of the National Catholic welfare conference yesterday called the liberation of Rome very heartening to All of he said in Washington he was personally delighted by the very great Victory particularly so in View of the Short Battle for the City itself which he said must have meant saving of the lives of hundreds of american boys. All of us he said should be grate jul that the circumstances of the new regime seen in Italy removal of King expected to follow Rome s fall by Seymour Berkson Farmer Chat of the ins new York june four ago next tune 10, led Italy into world War ii declared irom his Palazzo Venezia Balcony in Rome that fascism would Triumph Over the decrepit demo today. Same italians who listened to ii Duce s fiery words with mixed emotions on that historic occasion welcomed the steel helmeted vanguards of democracy As the roman populace turned out in Masse to Greet their liberators with every manifestation of Joy. The entry of Allied troops into Rome has both political Mili tary implications of the greatest significance. Politically it is expected to Mark the beginning of a sweeping re organization of the italian govern ment with a Strong likelihood that not Only King Vittorio but marshal Sadoglio As Well will Ful that the circumstances 01 me fighting indicate the City was taken soon be rep laced by a new regime. Over without religious the destruction of historical centers which a Lull scale siege would have entailed. Last tuesday the whole Ameri can Episcopacy of the Catholic Church made Public through Mon Signor ready s organization a Cable 1 lease turn to Page 5 col. 3. Clu easy to fool like stinkers be tempted to find 4 like he Gazette s big army show to open at 3 p. Today scheduled Hitler speech on Rome romans risk quickly cancelled ballets to Greet allies new York june j de Luce the great Kanawha Valley Home of a half Hundred industries ome o turning out explosives synthetic urn rubber chemicals Armor plate gun 2. The attacks May be part of b please turn to Page 3 col 7 Halsey says japanese air plane parts other a round the Wellington new zealand june William f. Halsey former commander of Al lied forces in the South Pacific was appointed today an honorary Knight commander of the order of the British Empire in recognition of his services in the Pacific. At a news conference later Hal sey declared that he believed the japanese will keep on fighting until they Are annihilated. They Are nothing but he said. Certainly they Are not super Halsey asserted he had difficulty figuring out what the japs might do under any set of Given Circum clock be Host this week to the Gazette army show opening at 3 p. Today at the armory the show open without charge twice daily to the Public is being staged to Spur sales in the 5th War in their far Flung Battles through out the world. Also Are included the prisoner of War exhibits of the american red Cross the Story be coalition a Slop Gap the recently formed coalition cab inet which the major italian anti fascist parties joined under Bado Lio was Only intended As a Stop Gap regime until the fall of Rome would permit More permanent plans to be made for guiding Italy along the path to democracy. The Man to watch in the coming political events that Are expected to develop rapidly after the com plete pacification of Rome is count Carlo Sforza. Former italian for eign minister now one of please turn to Page s. Col. 1 scheduled speech by Adolf Hitler described by the nazi radio As a very important announcement on Fri cd to be made tonight. Hitler s speech was scheduled for 1 to Hind civilian defense office of 1 4 15 a european time is agcy in loan opening next week to compare America s fighting equip ment with that of Axis countries. Corning on the eve of the possible opening of the second front upon which the destiny of the world must hang. The Gazette army show jointly co sponsored by the John Brawley Post of the Ameri can legion the West Virginia state guard is expected to draw upward of people during its six Day run. Into the armory show have gone Many of the products of War being turned out by Kanawha county plants along with captured German japanese equipment implements used by american forces n War manpower. Civil air patrol the state Ruard other War Agen cies. The army represented by capt. Glenn Adcox or. And it. Charles Plotkin of the fifth corp head quarters in Columbus the personnel of the Charleston army recruiting office will be augmented please turn to Pur 5 col. 3. It. Ill p m none of the nine sep Arate frequencies of the German radio carried the speech. Instead All nine frequencies carried the same program songs by Maurice Chevalier an interview with Parade at today to open the Gazette s army show at s p. Armory the All wac band legionnaires available state guardsmen will assemble at p. Today at the Owca in Quarrier St., March to the at o clock tonight the wac band will begin i 30-Mimite broadcast from the armory the Rac Lillea of a gov. Rome. Tune 4. Ome the eternal City was liberated tonight by tanks infantry troops of the Allied 5th army j a which battled a French poet. At p. 15 minutes after Hitler s speech was due the Ger Man radio switched to the greek hour. Bulgarian partisans Cut rails to Turkey London june Marian partisans have disrupted rail was communications Between tur key Bulgaria a Heuter a Dis Patch from Istanbul said today. The partisans destroyed a Small wooden Bridge which carries the Istanbul Svi Lenarad line Over the Arda River into Thrace the report added. German rear guards to the Edge the ancient forum. A Force from the old Anzio beachhead completed the mop up of nazi forces at p. P. M., Eastern War time by Knock ing out an enemy scout car in front of the Bank of Italy almost within the Shadow of the column erected to emperor Trajan who ruled the romans from 98 to 117 . The 5th army fought its Way into the heart of the City after a four hour Battle against German Armor in the suburbs of the ancient Cap in a from Bogata Finocchio 13 Miles Distant on the via Catilina. A spearhead of 24 tanks eight armoured cais 150 u s. And Canadian infantrymen pushed beyond suburban Torre Spac Cata before they ran hand Long into a German Road Block. Old men Young girls toddling children wore waving the i americans on when the fire of Ger please turn to Page 3 col 1 88-millimeter guns knocked out the leading tank snipers started coining machine gun fire from hideouts next to a White Church whose Bells were ringing for Early mass. An italian partisan who said the fascists had put out his left Eye in torturing him kissed me on the Cheek volunteered the information that he was leading an armed band of civilians Back into Rome to kill smiling Brown eyed girls brought bouquets of Flowers to dust covered riflemen who were crawling up a sloping Field of wild Barley poppies to scout German positions flanking the heavily mined Airport at cent Ocelle. A Bald clerk carrying an empty wine Flagon showed soldiers bruises on his face explained that the germans had As he walked into the suburbs looking for milk for his five children. The enemy blew up Home s water Gas electric works yester he said there is nothing to eat. For four months there has been How do Jap agent work in Ihla country did t know but u did t take him Lone to find out How one was operating. H you like mystery stories that keep you guessing plus fast action read the Man from to Hommel starting today on 4
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