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Clearfield Progress, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1944, Clearfield, PennsylvaniaS v save Clearfield Progress 1 in. Of your paper 16 life boat emergency ration contain ers. Start inf waste paper volume xxxv1i1 the clearf1eld Progress. Clearf1ejd, pa., monday evening june a number 132 Allied warplanes turn nazi Chase into Nightmare by the 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. Considerable numbers of the enemy appeared trapped Southwest of Rome below the tiber the sea Ward Bridges of which were destroyed. Prisoners exceeded swarms of Allied planes turned the nazi Retreat into a Nightmare. Roads of Retreat were blocked with wreckage of More vehicles lines of Supply were kept 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 coast at least 39 Miles to Civitavecchi and prob ably pull Back the whole trans Peninsular front to a line leading from Livorno 160 Miles Northwest of Rome to Ancona on the Adriatic. Fifth army chases germans North of Rome Many narrowly escape death or injury when Bridge Span collapses Washington. June 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. The latest bag included a Large transport and a Large cargo vessel. Navy department com Munique no. 522 said Pacific and far East "1. United states sub marines have reported the sinking of 16 vessels in operations against the enemy please turn to Page 2 the War today by Dewitt Mackenzie associated press War analyst ejection of the nazi vandals from the eternal City will be accepted the world Over As a guar Antee of Allied ability to Demol ish Hitler s fortress truly a propitious introduction to the a Day which will Maik the final assault. That seems to to be the aspect of this grand achievement by the arms of civilization. The moral effect will be tremendous. It s specific and Over whelming answer to Der fuehrer s wild cry of yesterday the year of the invasion bring Germany s ene Mies an annihilating defeat at the most decisive to Thiee years ago or even less such a declaration from the master gangster would have made Many people cringe. But today with his shattered legions a Peing northward from Rome before the hotly pursuing allies the harsh Gutte rals which on e Tei fied the timid Are just the empty or outings of a beaten Hen Schick Lemgruber. It s worthy of note that once again Hitler has proved himself to be without re Spect for his own word. He had declared that German troops were not occupying Rome. Yet Allied forces had to fight their Way into this City for whose preservation please turn to Page 2 p be Pius Xii presumably was behind Allied lines in the Vatican. President Roosevelt will speak at 8-30 p. Ewt tonight about Rome. Washington Diplo Mats Long have expected the fall of Rome to Maik the beginning of the end Lor Neutral and puppet of Germany through out emote King Vittorio was or veg his last Days on the italian throne for he had prom ised that with the fall of Rome he i uld step Down in Tavor of Crown Prince Umberto. Around american bomb Al s and fighter lashed the French invasion coast Lor 1he fourth consecutive Day with 200 tons of bombs. British bombers hit the same area last night and also bombed Cologne without loss. Mediterranean bomb tis stick Northern italian rail please Tun to Page 2 Clark says la Bull the tins London june British submarines Sank 31 Axis ships 26 of them merchantmen and five naval auxiliaries in recent operations in the Mediterranean and Aegean seas the Admir Alty announced tonight. London june Naples radio said it. Gen. Mark w Clark of the fifth army in speech to his corps command ers had declared i doubt if the 14th German army is any longer capable of it it a great Day Tor the fifth Gen. Clark quoted As saying on the capture of Rome. French British and american troops have made it possible and i want to thank Gen Eaker it. Gen. Ira c. Eaker air commander for his air support. Would like to say a word in memory of the men and women of the fifth army who have made the supreme sacrifice. We have destroyed parts of please turn to Page 3 Washington june american diplomats viewed he Lall of Rome today As Speed ing the grand assault on Hitler s Europe and confronting Axis and wavering neutrals Over the world with Clear Evi Dence of the late destined Berlin. Happy at the capture of the italian capital original seat of fascism these officials earnestly examined reports of the bal kans and other european areas for signs of reaction to this latest great War development As president Roosevelt pie a 15-minute radio Broad cast summing up this govern ment s official reaction. The broadcast Over All major networks is set for p. Eastern Wai time tonight the president was expected to emphasis e the symbolic importance of the italian Conquest and to beat heavily upon its poli tical significance. It has Long been a theory of diplomats and political leaders both Heie and in London that the Day the allies marched into1 Rome would be the ical begin i nine of the end for neural and satellite support of Germany Thio Phout Europe. I at the same time military please turn to paso 1 i Washington june senator Bilbo a miss contended today the supreme court is fostering an evident plan and purpose to invade the legislative Field for the purpose of de Shioying and robbing it of its functions and re please turn to Page 4 strictly politics weather forecast thundershowers and warmer his afternoon fair and warmer tonight. Tuesday thunders Powers and cooler in West portion in the late afternoon. By Jack Bell. Press staff writer even though president Roose velt has enough support to be nominated on the first ballot at the july 19 convention if he wants to run for a fourth term i he democrats still have some thing to fight about this week. The Crux of the party Battle appears to lie in Mississippi where democrats will meet wednesday to pick a Dele gation to cast 20 votes on the presidential and vice presiden tial nominations. White supremacy was and new Community Chest directors Are named Here at a meeting of the corporate Council of the Clearfield com a Unity Chest incorporated held1 the organization s Headquarters in the Mossop building Fri Day evening an election of a Board of directors was made. Elisha Davis l. P. Geynet h. Mcgarvey and s. K. Wil Liams were reelected to the Board and Ward Spence and William Schneck chosen As new members. The directors will take office immediately and will serve for a term of two years. Executives for the Board will be elected at an organization meet ing held later in june. An announcement has Aiso Pabi a dozen persons narrowly escaped death or set ious injury saturday at p. When the West Span of the second Stivch by Idun collapsed and fell 15 i not into the River. The collapse was started when a part of a 14-ton tractor being hauled across the Bridge by a six ton truck struck a girder at the Western end of the Structure on Nichols Street. Three pedestrians and three cars were on the Span. The most seriously injured was mrs. Elva ers 37, of Germantown. She is now a patient at Tho Clearfield Hospital. Several others received minor in juries. I the 155-foot today is a snarled and twisted network of steel girders renting on the shallow River bed. The car which received most damage is owned Iby Chirk Condon of sur Eyer. A Jorder fell on top f the rear of the vehicle. Other car owners Are please Luin to Page 3 Here the Way the West Span of the second Street Bridge looked a few minutes after it collapsed saturday evening. This picture was taken from the Edge of the Span still standing looking West toward Nichols note the Clark Condon car near end of Bridge crushed by weight of a steel girder which fell across it. Lloyd Luzier s car in Center and Harry Finkbeiner s car at front of picture were undamaged. Moie pictures on an inside d the county commissions s Are discussing plan for the erection of a temp Oil in Bridge Span connecting with the intact Span Over he River. J. O. Kessler president of the braid of county com missioners said today. The temporal y stir tuve will probably be Able to handle Only pedestrian traffic he said. There wa1, no question As to the fitness of the Span which collapsed to handle ordinal y traffic or. Kessler declared for the Bridge was inspected and approved May 11. The inspection was made by James Long of Blue Bell. Montgomery please turn to Page 2 Telegraph operator s mistake causes false invasion reports a mistake by an inexperienced been made of the distribution of London Telegraph operator caused Flash announcing that Dwight d. The an informative the associated press to have of please turn to Page 2 its wires saturday an Enon Ous Tokyo says plans ready to Cut China in two foil american strategy by the associated press the japanese War octopus is tunning against Ever heavier Allied air blows on five of its Flar Flung tentacles but Tokyo Vance As a theme of a meeting radio said today monday a please turn to Page 2 offensive which will Cut China quarters had announced Gen head aimed in France at p. M Ewt the rated press s London Printer de i veiled this urgent message which moved immediately on Al wires Aoh Eisenhower s Headquarters announced Allied landings in less than two minutes Itei came a message to bust tha and word went out a once to withhold publication. A imported in new assaults in p m., after a further Lon the Don message ordering the Flash the killed a was sent in two and foil american strategy is ready Allied Acial successes were Guinea operations Southwest Pacific against please turn to Page 2 1 please turn to Page 2 the Scag id Street Bridge lust wilted Over like it had is the Way Milton Hubli of 321 South fourth Street described the collapse of the fan Satur Day evening. Or. Hubler was driving a truck East on Nichols Street Anc had stopped near the West Side Entrance to the Bridge to per Mit the big truck driven by Las f. Puckett of Buffalo to get off the Bridge. A Shaft from the tractor please turn to Page 3 Germantown woman is most seriously Hurt by fall of Bridge Span mrs. Melva Myers 37, of 290 East Queen Lane Germantown was the most seriously injured of the persons caught on the second Street Span Hen it col lapsed saturday night. And left ankle arid Brush turns. Her mis Almeda Poolo. Front Stiec to Buffo cd a wrenched Plouse Tum to a Jjo 2 f. 4t tonight Washington june 5 president Roosevelt will and at the Clear Field Hospital where she was taken within a very few minutes after the Acci Dent her injuries not been fully ascertained but it is believed that a Ray examination Chest Tho nation at a-30 p. M., will reveal a fracture of the up per Arm arid perhaps other Bones of the shoulder. Members of the Hospital staff said the had also received bruises of the right Eastern War time tonight to discuss the tall of Rome in a if minute broadcast to be ear Ned by the Lour major net works. A new spa Peri jews paper i

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