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J 1 / * Soviet Planes Take Over Siege of i Sevastopol, Sinking 15 German 'Escape' Ships in Past 24 Hours E B] ur hi pr th of or th fir re of th p ci'. C( E,r hz sh kr of ta th P ad t to M le A th 81 Moscow -- .D -- Massed squadrons of Red air force and fleet air army planes took over the siege of Sevastopol today, sinking 15 enemy vessels and destroying 36 planes in 24 hours, as ground forces re-grouved for the final assault on the big naval base. (Soviet reports failed to support German claims that the Red army h: J launched its decisive attacks on Sevastopol.) Nine of the vessels sent to the' b,:om were transports loaded 00'More RainsAdd ca acity with German troops at-I t .mpting to escape across the I 'ockaded Black Sea to Romania. Three patrol boats, two landing ,oo00o .,. T0 Flood Perils %vere sunk and numerous, addi- tional craft were damaged se- verely. 5 in Tw6 Weeks The attacks brought to 65 the number of enemy ships sunk or damaged severely off the southern Crimea in the past two weeks, in- cluding 17 troop transports, i Twenty-two German planes were: shot down in aerial combat and 14. icluding five tri-motored Junkcrs i 500,000 Since July London -- (U.PJ --Tbe Moscow radio said today that the Red army killed or captured 500,000 *, German troops in its great offen- sive on the southern front be- ginning last July, not including the still incomplete Crimean campaign. 52 transports used to evacuate troops by air, were destroyed on the ground in a raid on one of the few airfields remaining in Ger- man hands in the Crimea. The Soviet high command, in its midnight communique, reported for the third consecutive day that there were "'no essential changes" long the vast front A supplement, however, told of the repulse of continued German counter-attacks n o r t h a s t and southeast of the railway Junction of Lwow in old Poland Routed After Brief Gains Some 80 miles northeast of Lwow, the Germans re-captured two villages, but were routed in turn by a Soviet counter-blow in which more than 400 enemy troops were killed. A German infantry battalion crossed a water defense line south- east of Stanislawow on the south- ern approaches to Lwow under cover of darkness. Soon after dawn, the Russians littacked and killed more than 200 of the enemy. The enemy remnants were throw into the river, where many drowned. More than 7,100 Germans have been killed in the Stanislawow sec- tor in the past week, 0 g( It p] fc gl n, nq ir lc t t Y a; a tl h a, P g O r; a P r P d t] t| O S Marine Captain In Senate Race In Five States By United Press Additional heavy rains were fore- cast for tomorrow in five states of the Missiasippi watershed where already overowing streams have inundated thousands of acres of farmland and forced the evacuation of towns in the Mississippi fiats, in Four persons lot their lives Missouri because of the floods, three were drowned in Indiana and one in Kansas. Most Of the victims were children. Two were coastguardsmen who were sucked under a metal barge at St. Louis by the rapid Mississippi currant. Federal troops, state guards and volunteer workers in Missouri, lilt- nots, Iowa, Kansas and Indiana worked steadily under army direc- tion to sandbag levees and seawalls where weaknesses d v 1 o p d. Crests along the major rivers were expected over the weekend. Crest of Mblssippi The crest of the Mississippi was forming below the junction with the Des Moines river today and it was expected to reach Grafton, Ill.. Friday, St. Louis, Saturday, and Chester, Ili., Sunday. At Graf- ton. level of 22.6 feet was re- ported with a crest of more than 26.5 feet expected. St Louis, where the level p=d 33 feet last night, IS Given 'Wild' expected a crest of 37 feet, and Chester, where the river reached iWelc0me H0me pect a maximum of at least 37 feel Flood stage was passed at all points. Two regiments and four com- panies of the ILlinois state guard KENOSHA EVENING NEWS , t ms | , FLASH FLOOD STALLS IIGHT TRAIN -- This freight train was stalled near Spring Hill, Kansas, when s flash flood undermined the road bed causing the engine to overturn. The flood waters receded as  were joined by 2,700 soldiers and army engineers supervised the re- inforcement of retaining walls where breakthroughs threatened. Illinois River Out of Dunks The Illinois river was over it= hanks above and below Beardstown Ill., where a crest of 25.5 feet was expected Saturday. Livestock and crop damage was reported u heavy and precautions were taken to pro- tact river towns. Central Missouri farmland flooded by the overflowing Oeae river and the U. S. Hydrological division said the Osage flood was the worst in its history. The Blue river basin and the lowlands near the turbulent Mis- souri river were under water and rapidly u they rose. (AP Wirephoto from U. S. Navy.). Today's War Moves By LOUIS F. KEEMLE Untt Prm War F,d/tor The meager news from the Russian war zone indicates that the Red arlrties may be expected to resume their interrupted offensive on the Polish and Romantan fronts momentarily. German propaganda appears to be paving the way for coming re- verses by hinting at Russian "regrouping" and massing of forces behind the present lines, especially in the area from the Pripet marshes to the Romanian border. The halting of Marshal Gregory Zhukov's first Ukrainian army may be 'attributed as much to the necess/ty Sergeant Kelly o,o.,--,,,o..,=,,o.,.--h through old Poland towards Galicia as to the counter-attacks which the i Germans have been making in the area east of Lwow. It now is apparent that the Ger- mans were not attempting a real counter-offensive, or even feeling out Russian strength in preparation for one. The conclusion seems Justi- fied that the Nazi margin for-de- fens/re purposes is too slim to risk an offensive which, if it failed, Pittsburgh -- (P)  Shawano Street and "'Morn" Kelly took "Commando" Kelly to their hearts today. Tech. Sgt Charles Edward Kelly, back on furlough from his explo/ts in the Italian campaign which won for him the Conresstonal Medal of Honor, rested in the comforts of home after a wild demonstration of greeting that laRed late into the night, The slight, shy, ruddy-faced hero, areal/ted with eliminating 40 lasis in one of this war's most sen- sational actions, .dodged friends and admirers "Jilt to catch up on some sleep and see my morn,'" FoHee Guard Home " Police guarded the entrance to would leave the gateways to Gal- icia and Hungary wide open. The Germans most probably were trying to throw Zhukov's prepara- tions off balance while they strengthened their position long the Carpathians and northward from Lwow, which is the keystone of their defense system. Whether they had any success is not indi- cated in Moscow dispatches and the Germans themselves have claimed none. The irobabilRy l that when Zhukov resumes his forward march, the drive in the south towards the Danube and the Ploesti oil fields will Start simultaneously. The capture of Sevastopol and the establishment of a flanking position in the Crimea opposite the Balkan _ i , t| IW0rk-0r-Ficjht tLaw Urged by ISen. Brewster Washington  Advocating a new law that would cover 4-F's and men up to 45 who refuse to take essential Jobs, Senator Brewster (R.-Me.) declared today congress must move prompt. ly to halt an "alarming" labor turn. over in indttstry. Bre Joined with Senator Bailey (D.-N.C.) in sponsoring bill which would: 1. "'Freeze" men between 18 and 45 in essential work by requiring them to get local draft board ap- proval before taking other Jobs. If they shlfted without draft board aDproval, they would be subject to immediate induction. 2. Empower selective service to conscr/pt 4.F's or any other regis- trants up to go 45 for war.essen- tial jobs whenever government manpower committee found that manpower needs could be filled in no other way. Brewster said in a statement the plan would halt labor hoarding and "go a long way" toward forcing workers out of non-essential Jobs and into war.supporting industries. Would Apply 'Tara Principle" The labor "freeze" feature would apply to industry the principle pre. viously adopted by congress to keep necemmry workers on the farms, he added. Under the present law, farm workers become subject to induo tion if they take other employment and Brewster said this provision had bean effective in keeping 1,- 700,000 agricultural workers on the farm. Apparently referring to previous organized labor opposition to con- scription of workers, Brewster said "labor should not object to a plan l !that will enable unions to retain many of their members who other- wise would be shifting around." His statement added: "Information concerning the men 18 to 45 presented to senate and house committees on military af- fairs reveals an alarming rate of turnover in essential war indus- tries, particularly among those who have been physically rejected or who are in the 38 to 45 (over age) bracket. O LIQUOR "Guaranteed generous profits" being earned by "distillery mono- polies," are responsible for the liquor industry's failure to replen- ish its stocks, suggests Senator Fer- guson (R..Mich.) He urges con- gre to look into what he terms an "interesting" lack of agitation to- ward restocking. --.----4k--.--- STEEL WAGE8 Benjamin F. Falrless, president of U. S. Steel, says the "public will have to foot the bilL" if current union wage demands are granted by the War Labor Board (WLB). A WLB panel today was told by iron and steel producers, big and small, that wage incrases sought by the CIO United Steel Workers, are "unwarranted." Milwaukee  (U.P0 -- Announce- ment was made here today of the candidacy for the Republican nomi- nation for U. S. senator of Marine Capt. Joseph R. McCarthy, Wis- consin circuit court Judge on leave who now is meting out justice to the Japanese from the rear gun- her's seat of an American bomber. The candidate's willingueu to run was expreed in a letter from his base in the South Pacific to James J. Colby, former Milwaukee newspaperman and chairman of a campaign committee which made the announcement. "You understand, of course, that I shall take no part in the cam- paign," Captain McCarthy's letter to the committee asserted. "In fact, I do not even expect to be in 4he United States before the election Kansas City, Me., expected crest of 28 feet, six feet above flood stage, on the Missoqri today. The river was almost ionary at St. Joseph. Me,. but a further rise was predicted. Red Cross disaster crews dii'ected evacuation work. Railroad Lines Covered Railroad lines in Iowa were cov- ered at several points by the Mis- sissippi and trains were rerouted over higher track. The river con- tinued to rise and a 15 foot level was recorded at Koekuk. A num- ber of highways were closed and others were stekedout to permit stow-moving traffic to continue. The flood conditions in Indiana were less severe, but the White and I Wabash rivers were over their i banks at several points and the resumption of rain threatened to cause a recurrence of the serious and I cannot, because of military inundations of a month ago.. _ regulations, discuss political issues. . The Metals.Des tygnes an.a .w ut I do have a program and thls rivers cause sevcre Ioong m I will submit to the people of Wis- eastern Kansas and Topeka was consin as soon as time permits, l partly under war: .Otwa. an., Leaves Campalm to Friends ' }was almost completely x4ooe, "I. or course, shall feel greatly|S |=  _ _ j_ t honored if the people Of my te/IUIIln I1 give me the a-portent Jot of|%,flllllUII VVVUJ representing them in the United tates senate during the vital post. War period. "I must, of necessity, leave this to my friends and the voters of Wisconsin because I all continue on out here, doing to the best of my bLlity those tasks assigned to me." Captain McCarthy l a Wisconsin farmer's son, born In Grand Chute township, near Appleton. He man- aged a store at Manawa at 19 and then returned to school complet- ing a four year high school course in 18 months with high honor=. He atudied law and engineering at Marquette University in Milwau- kee, practiced law at Waupaea and, at the age of 28, was elected Judge of the 10th Judicial circuit, com, prising the counties of Outagamie, Langlade and Shawano, 4 Triplets Given Nick Names by Attendants Minneapolis -- (U.9 -- Triple born to Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Thorsen, 28. Sandstone, Minn., have not been named OlCly by their parents but among hospital at- tendants the three babies, all boys, are known as "Dewey, Stammn and Willkie." KENOSHA EVENING NEWS VoL 50 APril 25,  No. LY/ muro m  elsm mlw M m Order Revoked. his unpretentious home in Pitts- burgh's "Dutchtown" section while he did so. Mayor Cornelius Scully met the fighting Irishman at his home and offered him and his family an ex- pensive suite in a downtown hotel, but the "commando" replied, very courteously: "This is good enough for Morn, and it's good enough for me." While hundreds cheered. Mrs. Irene Kelly, a widow, with her eight other sons, met the hero at the county airport upon hi= ar- rival, hours late, from WasiinF, on. Mrs. Kelly choked back tears as she embraced her boy. Thousands Cheered "Where do you want to go, Char- Icy?" someone yelled. "Home," yelled the "commando," happily. Enroute from the airport, the Kelly party wended through down. I town Pittsburgh and thousands more cheered the young infantry- man. Some 300 police and civilian defense auxiliary officers helped keep the crowd in check downtown and in the Shewano neighborhood, i More pomp and ceremony was in store for the young hero Wednu- day, when the city of Pittsburgh puts on a celebration in his honor. Dutch Flag Carried Washington .-.m-- War Produe- I oo.o.,,o,= Ashore at Hollandia By MURLIN SPENCER With American Troops at Hal. landla, Dutch New Guinea, April 22---(Delayed)  Ninety-three Netherlands civil ator= and nat/ve policemen carried the Dutch flag ashore at Hollandl today in the first re-conquest of Dutch territory since Germany and Japan started their territorial grab. The proud little group com- prised the first operating unit of the Netherlands Indies Civ1 Ad- ministrationNICA--organized to handle the civil affairs of Hoilan. die and all other parts of Dutch New Guinea and Fast Indies ast as they are liberated. 0 t Swedish Officials Study German Maps tion Chief Dond M Nelson want to allow mall bune to return gradually to the ranttactttre of civilkan goods as war orders taper off. At the same time, a senate mall business sub.committee called Un- dersecretary of War Robert P. Pat. terson and Undersecretary of Navy James V. Forrestal as the first wit- nesses to explain adm/niratton lans for presarvi small bmflness in the reconversion period. Nelson will  tomorrow. The WPB chie an avowed chem. plan of the small buslneman, yes- terday scrapped two.wetk old WPB decision, made during his ab- sence, whtch froze all dvillan production at preant levels in tight labor areas. The order had been denounced in ongre as a threat to the continued ex/stce of small firr One Immedla leet One immediate eHeet of the ac- tion had been a eurtt of the 1944 electric atiron production program from 2,000,000 to 200,000 unit Nakon hop to find way to meat the origtmfl goal. Nelson explained after cancel. in. the order that a new policy would be drawn up which would be le arbitrary and would imple- ment his announced plan of allow. ing manufacture of dvllisn goods where it dce not interfere with var work. "'It is not an euy problem to ork out," he said, adding that he would continue to confer with pro. duet/on and manpower officials in an effort to evolve workable pro- cedure, Stockholm  Swedish rail/. tary omclal today were studying thousands of large German maps of the whole of Scandinavia which wer confiscated by custom= oflL clal= at Trelleborg yerday when a ferry arrived from Germany. It was the seCOnd such seizure ha ' a week. In measure undoubtedly due to the map discoveries, Sweden an- nounced that effective April German transit mail ears no loner would be permRted to travel to and from Norway. Such marl here- after must be handled by the Swe. d/=h postal serv/ce if it through -wedan. f coast is one of the preliminaries -----e----- and it is not likely to be lon de- D.Bj[ T LIMIT layed. West Aleutian Isle Occupied Headquarters, Alukan Depart- Some house republicans are op- posing an administration bill to raise the public debt limit from $210,000,000,000 to $260,000,000,000. Rep. Knutson (R.-Minn.) says he'll insist that the debt limit be set at about $240,000,.000,000, but adds: "No matter what limit we set-- even at a thousand billion--this ad- ministration would reach it.  SayMussolini in and fortification of Shemya, a small, tacttcally important island of the Semichi group in the west- ern Aluetians was dlAoed today after being kept a military secret for the last 1O months. (The Semichi island chain lies east of Attu and extends to with- in about 40 miles of Attu's eastern tip.) Picked troops of the Fourth in- fantry regiment under Brig. Gen. John E. Copeland, Hollywood, Cal., landed on the tiny island under cover of fog during the bloody battle of Attu in May of 1943. No enemy resistance wu en- countered but the landing" was considered the most ult exe- cuted in the Aleutians. The rocky surf-beaten shores of Shemya are exposed to wild =terms that howl almost continuously. The barges were driven ashore through hammering mu-L All equipment had to be carried ashore on men's backs through icy waves. 0 Soldiers Search W0ods For Missing Army Flier Epsom, N. H.  Soldier= plodded through dense woods today searching for a tenth flier believed killed when an army plane crashed into the side of Delight mountain and exploded yesterday. Nine of the bodies were recov- ered last Dight and omeers of the air transport command at Grenier Field said 10 men were known to have been aboard the erm't gram Fomela For CONSTIPATION Narrow Escape Bern, Switzerland --  -- The Swiss newspaper Der Bund quoted a clandestine antbFascist Italian Journal as saying that Bonito Mus- solini had a narrow escape from death recently when a bomb was hurled at his automobile near Lake Garda` Muolini wU reported to have been en route from his Lake Garda villa to meeting of Fascist leaders in Verona. (A Berlin broadcast heard in Ion. don today said that Muollni had conferred with Hitler Sunday and Monday and that they had reaf- firmed the Axis' determination "for victory over the Bolsheviks in the east and the Jews and plutocrat= the west") Dial 5121 for your Classified Ad. HOMEMADE COUNTBY PORK frUSAGE, lk. 31' ms DAD'8 MEDAL -- As solemn- faced as if he knew what it was all about 7-months-old Patrick Michael Ryan poses with his mother, Mrs..To Ann Ryan. after receiving, on behalf of his father, the Distinguished Service Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster at Ft. Rich- ardson, Alaska. Boy's dad, Lt. John i C. Ryan, is listed "missing in ac- tion" since 1943 raid of Ninth USAAF on Ploestl oil fields. Sink Nazi Sub In Two IVtinutes Washington --P--- U. S. navy airmen, ignoring vigorous anti.sir. craft fire, probably set a new rec- ord by sinking a German U.boat in a two-minute concentrated attack, Admiral Royal E. Ingersoll, com- mander of the Atlantic fleet, dis- closed today, The sub was first spotted by Lt. (jg) Wallace A FaFleur of LaFay- ette, La. LaFleuFs bomb release was faulty and although he eventually dropped his explosives, they mis the sub widely So he radioed back to his escort carrier some 70 miles away: I "Hearse on surface, a big buz- zard. Come in. I'm going to sit here all night, if they don't come." Two two torpedo : bombersfighters and soon arrived All five planes Joined in & heavy and well- coordinated final attack which lasted but two minutes before the j sub was strafed and blown to pieces, No survivors were found. Baseball Casualty! Boston -- (U.m- Gov. Leverett Saltonstall imd his left arm in a sling today because he developed a kink in it after tossing out the first baseball last week for the open- ing of the American League season here. Arr,elicans Win Thre,,= Positions On A nzio Front A 1 1 i d Headquarters, Naple ---C0.D--- American troops drove for- ward on the center of the Anzio beachhead yesterday and recap- tured three enemy positions in the Cterna and Carano sectors, a com- munique disclosed today. Headquarters spokesmen indi- cated, however, that the American advance= represented only scale localized actions in which the Germans withdrew their forward lines after a brief engagement. The Allied communique mummed up yesterday's fighting on all ground front= with a 10-word re- )oft: "Normal" patrol and artillery activity took place on all fronts." Setse New Fetion One American unit occupied a wood= two miles south of C/sterna, Just east of Dead Woman's , which other U. S. infantrymen seized new positions along th CL- terna-Nettuno hiEhwey south of the latter village. Further to the northwest, Ameri- can infantrymen won a short, u3P gun battle with Nazi troopers dug in 1% miles wast of Csnmo and captured a fortified farmhouse and nearby stronEpoint. British and German patrols al were in action at the extreme western flank of the beachhead front, but there was no important change in the opposing lines. Tuesday, April25, 1944 : In the mountainous central for of the British 8lh army front, Allied patrol- crossed the Sangro river near Ateleta and blew up number of enemy atiol on the north bank of the stream. Brisk Artillery Fire Br/=k artillery exchanges con- tinued in the Canine area, where the Germans laid a heavy barrage of shell and mortar fire on the rail- way station and Ali/ed positions in the outhern end of the town. Allied planes maintained their offensive against German supply lines north of ROme. bombing and machine-gunning rail and road tar- get= all the way from the battle fronts to the Leghorn area. 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