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Somerset Daily American (Newspaper) - January 13, 1944, Somerset, Pennsylvania Mary file i in three great services associated press a features Central press volume fifteen number 167. Somerset morning messenger from the. 5 Aht american roof Garden of Pennsylvania Somerset. Pa., thursday january 13. 1944. Three cents luckless nazi sub fair prey for u. S. Bomber doomed to destruction by a combined attack of u. S. Army and Navy planes a German Sunma Rine lies helplessly on the surface of the Atlantic while a Navy Liberator piloted by Lieut. Samuel k. Taylor of Whitesburg tenn., sweeps Down to Rake it with Cannon fire. The shells can be seen exploding in the water and smoke is pouring from the conning Tower. The subs anti aircraft guns Point skyward but the Crew has been kept from Manning them by the bombs and guns of the american planes. Caught by a straddle of bombs the a boat finally exploded. Navy photo. International it. Shawley relates her experiences in Africa As member of army nurse corps tells of wounded Soldier and appreciation of services. Enjoyed american by Mary Hause Lieut. Odella Shawley of the army nurses corps former staff nurse at Community Hospital returned to her Home in Jenners saturday after 18 months in North Africa where she was attached to a station Hospital which was part of a 5,000 bed medical Center. During her stay in Africa Lieut. Shawley took care of patients invalided from Italy and Sicily Ann worked from 7 in the morning until bed time when she went to her Little tent there to spend the Nicht shivering for the most part As hoary i rust be spangled the tent with Silver. Her Long Days were spent wearing fatigue clothes a sort of cover in with which she had to Wear Long underwear because of the intense cola and almost constant rain leggings and Field shoes. A a in a like to Wear a White uniform again its been so Long since i had one on that i Don t believe i would know How it would feel. I wore out my White shoes in Africa for in the evenings if there were any time i would put them on to remind myself that i once vol e White shoes All the time and a Nice White starchy uniform a she added. Enro Ute to Africa after leaving the United states in july 1942, Lieut. Shawley said the trip occupied 30 Days but was intensely interesting Ana a the Nice thing about it was that Wasny to seasick but i paid up for that on my Way wounded men in speaking of the wounded men evacuated to her station Hospital the pretty Little lieutenant with deep Blue eyes which still have a look of weariness about them said i Hose boys were grateful for anything we did for them it almost brought a Lump into my Throat when i saw some of them. They Are just Happy to again lie in Beds Between sheets that they almost forget their wounds. Questioned As to the wounds she helped dress the Young lieutenant said a a in a rather not talk about some of them. But that is the Type of nursing i like emergency surgery and so Many of our cases were gaping shrapnel wounds and Many Chest injuries. The lives of almost All of them were saved through Shock treatment Given on the Field plasma and sulfanilamide powder in their wounds. Many of the boys were injured in vehicle accidents. They did t know the roads of Sicily and Italy where they Arentt paved and smooth like Here in America and As a result Many were knocked from the tops of trucks and involved in countless upsets of jeeps and other mechanized equipment. As Long As i live i shall never forget the look in the eyes of some of those boys even the onus whose very lives were hanging by a thread. It was like that of a trusting Spaniel who licks the hand of his master to show appreciation. They revealed by Little courtesies and other actions How they appreciated the work of the army nursing stationed in Congo for a time Lieut. Shawley was stationed in belgian and French Congo on the West coast of Africa please turn to Page two a warning a to dog owners of Confluence Boro. There has been placed a quaran be on All dogs for a period of 0 Days from Date because of ibis. All dogs found running at re will be shot. By order of Charles Dunkle. Dog Law enforcement officer Confluence Borough pvt. Moore confesses to burglary pvt. Elwool l. Moore who deserted from the new Cumberland induction Center december 26< entered a plea of guilt to burglary before District attorney Thomas f. Lansberry. Wednesday morning. He a a previously denied the charge preferred against him by pvt. Leon h. Gage of the Pennsylvania state police after information had been made by the Young soldiers aunt mrs. L. N Moore of near Edie. Moore admitted he took two pocket books containing approximately $53, and several other Art Oles on the of january 7, the value of which was placed at $60. The deserters criminal record which was presented to judge Norman. Boose Organ is Early As Laid when he was arrested on a larceny charge and committed to the Penn Sylvania training school at Morganza. \ Ain in 1934 he was sent to Morganza for breaking and entering and in 1937 was committed to Huntington on a larceny charge. In 1939 he was convicted of forgery and served time in the county jail being released upon making restitution of the property. Judge Boose directed that Moore be turned Over to military authorities and after his release shall be returned to Somerset to stand sentence for his last crime in this county. Hold Wilson for grand jury Mercer. Jan. 12�? up a Justice of the peace Thomas Mcclain has held Everett Wilson 42, for the March grand jury on charges he refused to obey a subpoena to appear before the grand jury which investigated the slaying of a farmhand and Wilson smother and wife on the Wilson Dairy farm near last october. Wilson Wras in Canada at the time of the slayings. A a a a District attorney Edwin c. Moon said the grand jury would Convene March. 6. The District attorney also disclosed the transcription of testimony in the trial of William a. Morrell 20, farmhand in connection with the triple tragedy has been indefinitely delayed due to a stroke suffered by Gordon Miller the court development apparently will hold up the special investigation into the slaying being conducted by former congressman Harry Estep of Pittsburgh on orders of the attorney general. Moon said a More than one half off the 800 pages of testimony remains to be transcribed and Estep previously said this would have to be completed before he could proceed. Charge Marine altered papers Pittsburgh Jan. 12�? up a Robert Donald Blauser 19, of Bradford was charged in information filed in Federal court by u. S. Attorney Charles f. Uhl with illegally altering his Marine corps discharge papers and unlawfully wearing a uniform and unearned Battle decorations. One information charged Blauser changed the discharge papers to indicate he had been wounded five times and fought in three major Battles. He had two years of service in the canal zone and new Caledonia. Uhl said. Blauser was discharged last october because of physical disabilities the information said. I Begiev to be vice Admiral Washington. Jan. 12�? it pm rear Admiral David w. Bagley of Raleigh n. a who will become West sea Frontier commander with Headquarters at san Francisco february i was nominated by president Roosevelt today to the rank of vice Admiral. Hitler runs entire show says Seger first speaker in rotary club course addresses High school pupils wednesday afternoon. A net on your life Crumrine dist. 4 commander Pittsburgh Jan. 12�? of a the appointment of col. Lucius Mck. Crumrine former Washington pa., attorney As commanding officer of District four third service command with Headquarters Here a announced fuday. By Sara Roberta Getty a i will answer any questions on any subject save one of the months spent in the German concentration Camp a Gerhart h. Seger the first of the speakers on a program of International questions sponsored by the Somerset rotary club told his audience of approximately 1000 High school pupils at the Assembly period wednesday afternoon. Or. Seger in his own Pinion is not an orator but he was telling the audience a Story that gripped them and his dramatic recital of his final escape from the nazi Camp an escape planned and watched for and finally i executed in the split second that Oft times changes ones life history was one that appealed because it is part of today a history of horrors and War. The Chance came on a december morning with the thermometer to below Zero while he stood with others four abreast and found an Opportunity to vault Over a Wall of Earth made from excavation in which he had taken part and which shielded him for half a mile later he worked his Way across from Point to Point miraculously undiscovered until he reached Czechoslovakia and later escaped from the country. I cannot talk of the months in prison anything you have heard or read is not exaggerated in Many cases it is an understatement a he told the Youthful audience. Speaking of a that Man Hitler or. Seger said a the is not a Genius he is not educated he probably has read but one Book a mein kampf bul he is an Able speaker a capable organizer and nobody a Stooge he runs the entire or. Seger spoke in carefully enunciated English intermixed with bit of american Slang that was a Delight to his audience in speaking of personal experiences in lecturing he stated that one radio interviewer asked him to describe Hitler in one sentence and his reply was a Hitler May be screw7, As you Call it but he is not what you a Call a vivid picture the speaker Drew a vivid w Ord picture of hitlers life from the ending of world War i when everything was in chaos no Republic yet established and the austrian paper Hanger then attached to the Munich Garrison was sent As a Plain clothes Man. To mingle and listen in at All meetings a Domestic spy who got his idea at a meeting of a Small group in a Munich restaurant which had possibilities in his Fertile mind so he joined the group of seven in 1920, the group the speaker said Bein similar to americans nazi opa. Later the Reisch tag was formed in Germany with 493 members but Only 13 being nazis but still later the number reached 107. He described the incidents leading up to the arrest of 117 members of the Reich Stag among whom Vas himself the arrest being brought about by Adolph through faked evidence in order to increase his Power and thus establishing his dictatorship and later chancellors hip. Speaking of dictatorship or. Seger said a you people talk about it Here and you done to know what it Means really As Long As you Are free to talk about dictatorship there is describing Gestapo he explained that it stands for secret police of which there Are now 865,000 agents and their Power of snooping and prying is beyond imagination no warrant is needed their Power is supreme and their number As compared to a Small City like Somerset would mean 60 police agents for the number of citizens Here. There Are 71 concentration Camps in Germany ranging in numbers from a few Hundred in the smaller ones to 84,000 in the larger Camps. 90 percent gentiles refuting the prevalent id a held by some that most of the prisoners please Tura to Page two nazis lose reds capture Cervara in Sarny in new hard fight offensive to american fifth army new probably pushing on toward key City of Cassino four Miles away. Big offensive by Wes Gallagher Allied Headquarters. Algiers Jan. 12�? up a the German High command announced today that nazi troops had lost the fortress Village of Cevaro a after hard fighting and it was considered possible Here that american forces already were pushing on be von d the town toward the key City of Cassino Only four Miles away. Last official reports reaching Headquarters said american troops were closing in on Cevaro from the North East and South and that capture of the last formidable German stronghold before Cassino was exceeded momentarily. There was no official confirmation that the Village had been taken. Allied spokesmen said tonight that so far As they knew Cevaro still was in German hands. Slow Progress Progress in the Cassino Plain was slow As a sudden thaw again brought deep Sticky mud. Part of the comparatively slow Pace of Gen. Clark s offensive had been due to his determination to save american and British lives by pounding every foot of nazi held ground with big guns for hours before each Advance. The allies new round the clock Balkans bombing team firing fortresses by Day Raf wellingtons by shifted its assault to the big greek port of Piraeus after its shattering blow the previous Day at Sofia capital of Bulgaria. Fortress crewmen said Many fires were started in the Harbor and that one warehouse blew up. Thirty eight nazi fighters challenged the Mission Over Southern Greece and in the swirling fight that ensued fortress gunners shot Down five enemy planes and their lightning escorts destroyed another three. Seven american planes were lost. As in the raid on Sofia the two engined British wellingtons then swept in after dark and guided by fires set by the americans dumped another huge Load of explosives and incendiaries. A a evacuating Sofia a broadcast by the Cairo radio today reported that bulgarian government ministries were hastily evacuating Sofia and that the civilian population also was taking to the country on a Large scale since mondays one two smash at the bulgarian capital. The City a Industrial districts were said to have been heavily damaged. An Allied communique on the ground fighting in Italy said the fifth army a Advance continued a Banc some further High ground Wras seized. Enemy lockets of Reactance were cleaned up and our front line straightened the eighth army front near the Adriatic remained quiet except for patrol skirmishes with it. Gen. Sir Oliver Leesey a forces Aiva iting the right moment to resume their drive on the port of Pescara. A German broadcast said Leese was hauling Quot up reserves of men and equipment and apparently was about ready to open a Quot Large scale offensive., in All the widespread Aerial operations la enemy planes we Ere destroyed against a loss of seven Allied Craft. New damage to shipping in marshalls Pearl Harbor Jan. 12�?i/pi�? new damage to enemy shipping Lianes and ground installations in the Marshall islands in a triple attack by army or Navy bombers january to and la was announced today by Pacific Fleet Headquarters. All our planes returned. Heaviest of the three blows was that delivered yesterday by Liberator search planes of Fleet w ing two against Kwajalein. In a daring Daylight attack from Low Altitude they Sank two Small japanese cargo ships and damaged two others started fires in buildings and Shore installations and damaged two planes on the Airfield. There was no interception. Kwajalein apparently is the Ponci Al enemy shipping Center in the marshalls. More shipping has been sunk or damaged there by u. S. Raiders than in any of the other atolls of the group. The total now is two enemy Light cruisers five Small cargo ships and a Small transport sunk and 13 cargo hips damaged. Heavy bombers of the american seventh army air Force struck at Mili toll monday . There w Ere no details of this 20th raid on Mili where the nip ponese lost 15 planes my probably two More in previous a tikes against a u. S. Loss of three lanes. The same another group of seventh a of heavies swept Over to Roa West of Malo Lap atoll. They wrecked two planes on the ground and it a number of fires. In ten previous aids on amlo Lap the japanese lost 19 planes and 39 probables. American losses have totalled six. In a continuation of their nuisance raids japanese planes struck at am rican positions in the Gilberts 300 Miles South of the marshalls. There was no damage from these attacks made on Tarawa the of Jan. 9 and on Makin and a Emama the following the Navy said. To sgt. James Brant reported missing technical sergeant James Brant of Somerset has been reported missing in action Over Germany since december 30. According to a Telegram received wednesday evening by mrs. Brant at her Home on East Garrett Street from adjutant general Ulio Wallington d. C., War department. Sergeant Brant is an Engineer and gunner on a Liberator bomber and has been overseas since november 1943. He is a son of Charles Brant of Somerset re i railway bastion 35 Miles inside old Poland prize after fierce German counter attack is repulsed. New divisions by Judson Mcguinn London. Jan. 13�? up a in three separate actions the russians have opened a new offensive Iii the Kozyr sector of White Russia captured the railway bastion of Sarny 35 Miles inside old Poland and fought off a frantic German counter attack near the ukrainian Bug River Moscow announced today. More than 5 000 germans were killed and 144 nazi wrecked in the last 24 hours said the Moscow Midnight communique record eur by me russian Monitor from a broadcast. Tile new offensive near Kozyr Tore a 19-mile Gap through elaborate German defense lines and in two Days the russians advanced up to nine Miles capturing Over 39 town and hamlets. Among them were Davidovici 24 Miles North of Mozdren Tho railway to Shlobin and Koz Dovichi two Miles West of the railway which had Long been Cut by no russians. The fighting was South of the Berezina River and about 75 Miles from the old polish Frontier. Many c counter attacks the germans fought violently to hold their portions sending Many outline counter attacks against me hessians. They failed Wiki a lose of 2,0ju men 22 tanks destroyed Ana 40 artillery and mortar Batt lies silenced. War material was Ana prisoners taken. Sarny a major objective within Ola Poland and 130 Miles Southwest of the Kozyr area was captured by Gen. Nuto Iai Vatu in s first ukrainian army in an out flanking move Hull took the town from the rear tasting the German Garrison. Russian to quotes in this area also advanced intake Domb Rovista a District Center 20 Miles Noi tii of Sarny. This gave the russians a 26-mi.c front in old Poland astride the Villi. Romo railway thus forcing the germans Back 135 Miles to Brest Pitois. For their next North South communications line in the area. In one of their strongest Comite attacks since the russians began their current series of successful offensives the germans lashed out East of Vin Nitsa with heavy forces seeking to Stem vat tins left Wing pushing South toward the Bug River and Rumania. A a heavy barrage of massed russian artillery met the German assaults and the operations ended afer More than 2,000 germans were killed and 86 of thir tanks destroyed with the germans Back in their original positions. Severe defeat West and Northwest of Kirovograd where tile germans suffered one of their most severe defeats of toe cur rent Campaign Gen. Ivan to it. Ken we a first ukrainian army dislodged tile gel mans from several heavily Lorti lieu populated , killed 1,000 of the enemy anti destroyed 36 of their tanks. A russian motorized detachment broke into the German rear. Attacked an Airfield and set fire to 40 grounded planes and routed a German Headquarters unit before uni in to its own lines. South of Belaya Tsurkov in the Dnieper Bend where Vatu in s forces were nearest a Junction with Koneva a army the russians captured several populated comm., Ming on the furious German attack near Vinnitsa the London daily express said a i Isis in the Battle was expected in the next 48 hours when the Fate of tile Snoie German armies in the Ukraine probably would be decided. The germans were reported bringing up troops from Rumania to support a do or die stand. In Many sectors the fighting ii a assuming a More violent character a the russian army newspaper red Star said As a the enemy has introduced new units to Complete his defeat d infantry and tank the germans were conceded by Means of hard Battles and heavy losses to be holding open the narrow escape corridor for the forces in the smell Kaney area of the upper Dnieper Bend below Kiev. To let germans themselves in a broadcast asserted they had Cut off and a a destroyed a russian division a tank brigade an an artillery detachment in the past 24 hours Southeast and Southwest of Pogre Bische. The German account admitted that russian attacks had been newly intensified with Strong onslaughts on the Crimea Northeast of kerch and Ort the Northern front near Vitebsk russian pressure in the nude Jer Ben a Ector Especial la around Kirovograd 1s increasing with new russian divisions going into action the nazis said. Drought during Zero weather Harrisburg Jan. 12-�?�? Pennsylvania Farmers Are suffering effects of what the department of agriculture said today was a Holdover from a last Summers devastating Wells and Springs were reported dry in Many areas but particularly in the Central and North Central counties where Farmers Are hauling water for livestock in near Zero temperatures. 700 flying fortresses and liberators Deal blow to Germany k Rimer quits state Job Harrisburg Jan 12�? up a the department of Public instruction today announced the resignation of Harry l. Kriner California Washington county As assistant director of teacher education and certification. Kriner whose salary was $4,500, resigned to accent the position of superintendent of Altoona schools. He had been with the department eight years heavy Cost in Jap lives and barges in attempt to evacuate trapped troops on new Guinea marines mow Down attempt to land. Bomb Formosa by Leonard Milliman associated Cress Var tailor Marine artillery mowed Down a japanese attempt to Laud on Cai. Jiu Woester on Northwestern a w villain Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur reported thursday wine an enemy attempt to evacuate trapped goods Ai. Yueai a new Guinea Cost them heavies Ai ale and barges. Forty three japanese barges were sunk Oil new Guinea and new Britain Many loaded with troops. I be number trapped by planes and i i boats off Northeast new Guinea inuit a ted the japanese were attempting to Rescue their forces trapped of tween Ament ans at Saidor and australians on the Huon Peninsula. Well Over 13o barges have been destroy or damaged oif new Guinea since the americans landed at Saidor Jan. J. Allied bombers continued preparing for a probable new invasion by mopping 126 tons of explosives on the a sex Ishaben area 95 air Miles Northwest of Saidor. More than 1,10 t As of bombs have blasted the area this month. Firm control Only two barges were involved in the Landing attempt at Cape Gloucester. Where 19 Days since Tho r own invasion marines have established firm control on the japanese built Aire ome. An army spokesman estimated 2,400 japanese have been killed in the area against Allied casualties it of 400. The Tokio radio broadcast today lint tile japanese have Quot recapture the enemy base at a rawer on the opposite Shore of new Britain from Cape Gloucester a report promptly denied by Macarthur a a Headquarters. Two Small japanese cargo ships were sunk and four others damaged in a three ply raid on the no j Pacific Marshall islands monday and tuesday. All of the heavy United Stites bombers returned unharmed said the Navy announcement at Pearl Harbor. Low flying Navy search liberators making a Daylight attack Rue Suay Iouna the six slaps in Kwajalein Lagoon in tile Centi a1 marshalls. Eight japanese vessels have been sunk Ana 13 others damaged at Kwajalein in the two months since the Central Pacific Aerial offensive started. The l. Beni tors also bombed Shore installations and two grounded planes. The preceding , seventh u. S. Air Force heavy bombers made the 20th raid Quot on Mili Iii toe Southern marshalls and wrecked installation. Anet two planes on Taroya Airfield of Malo Lap atoll in the Center of the Island Chain. No mention of zeroes there has been no mention of zeros intercepting american bombers Over the mid Pacific islands since Jan. 2. But japanese bombers have been striking Back. Regularly at u. S bases in the Gilbert islands 390 Miles to the South. They made nuisance raids under cover of darkness on Tarawa sunday and making and at Emama monday . They did no damage. Japanese a weapons Lack fire Power Arri this disadvantage will prove fatal Quot maj. Gen. G. M. Barney chief of the development Branch of United states army ordnance said last in Detroit. A Japan does not belong in the big Tokio radio told of a raid tuesday by a Small Force of Allied bombers on Formosa 90 Miles off the Central China coast. Jap claim Are false advanced Allied head Elma i Ion a new Guinea Jan. Iju he a Ai Awe new in Lam inva Aea by the u. S. Sixth airily ast Ute. In aim is in american Lianas and Tokio urea casts of its a recapture constitute a Complete exaggeration a a spokesman for Gen. Douglas Macarthur Auld today. We Are still right there and on the Job a he said. At new York no said wednesday Tokio r a to reported Cha. Japanese ground forces had recaptured the enemy base at Ai Awe Nev. Ai Awe was invaded to divert japanese attention from the larger Ope action shaping up against Cape Gloucester new Britain successfully invaded dec. 26. At Araw a on new Britain a Southwest coast an unserviceable air slip was overrun on dec. 19 but later counted attacking japanese reoccupied it. There never has been any indication that the invaders intended using it. In contrast Seabee landed with the invaders of Cape Gloucester 65 Miles Northwest of Akrawe and immediately went to work repairing its Ai drome after the attacking forces took it dec. 30. At Cost of 59 bombers and five fighters too enemy Craft destroyed one of greatest air Battles of War. By Henry b. Jameson London Jan. 12�? apr at a Cost of 59 bombers and five fighters More than 700 american flying fortresses and liberators dealt a smashing and destructive blow at the deep hidden heart of German fighter plane production yesterday and shot Down More than too enemy aircraft in beating off the nazi defenders it was announced tonight. The total number of american planes lost 64. Was the greatest of the War. The air Battle alone was one of the greatest of the entire War and a United states communique descried As a a excellent the results of the bombings at Bosch s. Ii Halberstadt and Brunswick by Sweig. American losses were less than half the record 124 bombers and 12 fighters claimed by the germans in a Daylong series of propaganda broadcasts. They compared with the 60 heavy bombers and two fighters which failed to return irom the raid on Schwein Furt oct. 14 and the twin Schweinfurt Regensburg raids of aug. 17 which Cost 59 bombers. In the oct. 14 Schweinfurt raid 104 nazi interceptors were shot Down but the total of 307 destroyed in the aug. 17 Battles remains the highest nazi loss in a single Day. The u. S. Communique delayed longer than any similar announcement has been said a at Osche Sleben direct strikes were observed on machine shops and other factory installations manufacturing Focke-Wulf-190s. A at Halberstadt a junkers-88 and junkers-188 component Plant was heavily hit. A at Brunswick two of three main Assembly buildings pro-6 using Messerschmitt-11 of were destroyed and the third was badly damaged. A other targets were also hit with Good results. These other targets were not specified but swedish reports said one Wing of the thundering Battle Fleet of the skies swung Over tile Berlin suburbs Lor the ins. Line in Daylight in a diversionary Man Euver. J a tile sni fish reports also listed As a target the City of Magdeburg. 26 Miles from Halberstadt. And site of Kupp push Ledo Road thru the Jungle by Thoburn Wiant with Gen. Stilwell in Burma j an. 6�? delayed a a1 a american construction Genius has pushed the new Ledo Road through the primeval Jungle of Northern Burma almost on the heels of chinese troops Clearing the zone of japanese. The results As Well As the hazards of this Allied Effort now Are being viewed first hand by wiry Wise cracking it. Gen. Joseph w. Stilwell american commander in the far East who is making his first tour of Burma since he marched out of the country in May 1942 after it had been overrun by the invaders. The results already Are Good. The new Highway which will substitute for the old Burma Road already extends deep into Northern Burma and is being used by trucks. Ahead of the completed Road Are trails which a jeep May travel and they end Only a Short distance behin the front lines. But the retaking of Northern Burma to permit construction of the Ledo Road through to the Burma Road is bound to be difficult. The japanese Are unlikely to give up this important area without a terrific struggle. Stilwell came into this thick Jungle several Days ago by air plane and jeep and since then has covered almost every Inch of Hula Wing Valley where americans equipped and trained chinese soldiers commanded by Gens. Sun Lijen and Ling Yao Hsiang have pushed the japanese into the upper reaches of the Chin Dwin River. The chinese have been mopping up the Hula Wing Valley but the japanese still hold positions around Taro in the Western part of the Valley and Shatraw in the Eastern end. Spiegel tells of a Day in Jungle the following Story was written by staff sergeant Saul w. Spiegel of Johnstown. A Marine corps combat correspondent and distributed by tile associated press. Somewhere in the South Pacific delayed a today was a Day at this front line base. Only the shrill cries of brightly plumed tropical Birds broke the air of hushed expect any which Hung Over t a Sun Fleck d Green and Brown Jungle floor. Marines Clad in dotted camouflage stood by silently. Here and there a Leatherneck sharpened an already Azor edged knife or once More a leaned an already spotless Rifle. Any Hing to lass the period of waiting. Suddenly staccato machine gun Ike sounds were heard in the distance two planes roared overhead and blanketed the sound. And then again he noise was heard Only this time More distinctly. Yes it was drawing closer. A then following on the heels of this overture a jeep swung around the curve and Slid to a halt. A there she is boys a the Driver called out and tossed a Gray Canvas sack Over the Side. Eager hands grabbed at the precious cargo rifles and knives were forgotten. Arms were thrust into sack and the treasure brought Forth. Yes it was a Day at this front line base. The catalogue Sears Roebuck fall and Winter 1943-44, los Angeles edition 187�?had arrived. J armaments factories. The bombers were escorted to their targets by Clouds of american fighters p-38 lightnings p-47 thunderbolts and an unidentified Type of a Long Range fighters which possibly was a version of the p-51 Mustang. Diverted to other bases Many of the returning bombers were diverted to bases other than those from which they took off thus complicating the task of intelligence officers in assembling the communique data. The communique specified that the total of More than too German planes shot Down still was incomplete. The germans admitted losing no More than nine fighters. While High u. S. Officers Laboured to assemble and correlate All the information from the raid however returned fliers told of fierce with determined nazi fighters and of a new kind of rocket which the germans fired at the packs of bombers from. The ground. New rockets a rockets exploded like big flak bursts Only five times bigger than any flak i Ever saw averred it. Paul Coad of los Angeles calif., a . Kenneth r. Bickett of la Junta colo., Pilot of the fortress a grim reaper said a the rocket came up from the ground looking As big us a House. They threw out great Clouds of smoke when they exploded dub German official new Agency asserted that More than a third or the raiders were brought Down . The loss of More than 1,009 men. It said a newly perfected system had. Please turn to Page the rec i 2 Maxi subs destroyed Washington Jan. 12�?upi destruction of two German sub Maimes in the South Atlantic one after ave and one half hours of battling which six Navy and army planes participated was reported by the Navy submarines were lighted attacked and sunk by planes flying search missions from ascension Island Midway across the Atlantic front the South american bulge at Natal Brazil. Somerset weather reported daily by David Grove u. S. Weather observer temperature for the 24 hour Jeriod from 5 30 p. In. Tuesday until 5 30 p. In. Wednesday maximum. Minimum. Temperature a year ago maximum. A Ujj minimum. Weather forecast Maryland Pennsylvania West Virginia thursday fair and continued cold. Jid weather elsewhere in a the u. S. Weather Bureau reported the following High and Low temperatures for wednesday Boston. 35 30 Chicago. 20 3 Cleveland. 23 15 Denver. A 3 Miami. 71 58 new York. 35 2 Philadelphia. 35 21 Pittsburgh. 23 14 St. Louis. 24 15 Washington. 40 25 Winnipeg .-i4 11 new Orleans 56 Al

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