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,is. The Weather= Mostly Cloudy. Showers Tonight, Friday; Cooler Friday. VOL. L--NO. 183 KENOSHA EVENING NEWS 28 PAGES KENOSi:IA, WISCONSIN, THURSDAY, MAY, 25, 1944 25 PAGES " Home Edition PRICE FOUR CENTS ) %.. SWANCUTT RULED SANE BY MILITARY COURT--Lt. Beaufort G. Swancutt. of La Crosse, Wls., under guard of Lt Dale Frazier, sits in his wheelchair outside the courtroom at Camp Anza Calif, awaiting resumption of his court martial on charges of murdering four persons. "/'he military court ruled he was sane when the shootings occurred last March 5. A blanket has been throw over Swancutt's shackled bands.(AP Wirephoto). Anzio Beachhe Forces Join Main Bo.dy Of Fifth Army; ntact Above Terracina Push on Rome Predicted Washington---{P)--The Office of War Information, one of Capitol ]tilI's pet targets, drew a pat on the back today from the usually hard- boiled house appropriations committee. Sending to the floor a $1,033,358,367 bill to finance the activities of 18 home front war agencies for the 12 months starting July 1, the corn- rnittee commended OWI for "mak. lag a valuable contribution to the war effort x x x and in direct aid of the military operations." Even owrs domestic branch, which last year was assailed sharply by the committee and threatened with abolition, won praise for "fulfilling an important function as now or- ganized and conducted." The total in the bill was $1.785,- 909,175 below funds appropriated for the same agencies for the cur- rent year and $37,955,058 below budget estimates. The War Shipping Administra- tion was given the largest allot- ment, $530,350.000, to recruit sea- men. train them and to operate a merchant fleet expected to total 4.209 vessels with an overall ton- nage of 43.000,000 during the next year, an increase of 1,070 ships over th current active inventory of ships and a tonnage boost of 12.689.000. Laud Merchant Marine Pointing with "patriotic pride" to the achievement record of the merchant marine, which in 1943 carried more than 35,000,000 tons of shipping from United States ports, the committee praised Ad- miral Emory S. Land, maritime boss. and the merchant mariners nd shore aides who have trans- ported our armies and their sup- plies all over the world. The War hipping Administration's 1944-45 allotment was $8,000,000 below budget estimates. To help the Office of War Infor. marion carry on its far-flung prop- aganda program ranging from the firing of safe-conduct passes to prospective German prisoners by! long-range gun to the dropping of seeds by airplane to Burmese head-[ hunters, the committee recom-] mended $58,625,367; an increase of I $20.402.863 over current year funds I and a reduction of $5,764,633 from] budget estimates [ This amount, the committee said, i ompares with an estimated Nazi (Continued en PaSo Twenty-One) t :Soviet Guards ; R00ulse Nazis Moseow--4J3--Soviet guard units repulsed a series of German at- tacks on the Soviet bridgehead northwest of Tiraspol on the west Cite Incidents /Of Historic5th ArmyContads With the Fifth Army in Italy-- (U.PS--At 31 minutes after 7 o'clock this morning an American sergeant of engineers, Leland Grossman, 22, i of Salem, S. D., looked across a dip in the Terracina-Rome road and saw an American doughboy on the other side.. Said the doughboy: "Who the hell are you?" Said Sergeant Grossman: "Well, rll be damned." It was thus that American forces pushing up from the south made their juncture with the Anzio beachhead army. Two hours and 40 minutes later, the juncture was made official Enemy Flees Coastal Sectors '"We have achieved full employ- ment and abundance for war; we o _ ,o ITALY must demonstrate the imagination srtut! s and courage to do the same in peace," Walter P. Reuther, Detroit, LINES AS TERRACINA FELL TO ALLI--Arrows indicate the Allied drives along two fronts (black international vice president of the head patrol, spored Buckley com- C0mm,t!ee - when Lt. Gen. Mark W. Clark, com- a r_ -- -- - 1--[mender of the Fifth army, cc wunnrTelover from the beachhead |  | j| j ||_tlshook hands with.a second . lines) in Italy and along the coast when American forces had invested Terracina late Thursday. ThelUnited Auto Workers (CIO) union, | lt #  |1] enanz oz a comoa engmeer reg-lmap shows the advances of the American forces from the Anzio beachhead near Cisterna, that cut the]told a hiah school auditorium audi- II sent coming up. from the southlAppia n Way and a railroad as escape routes for 17 trapped Nazi divisions. A junction of the beachhead[ence Weesdav night. mrough me e'onine marsnes - A t -p pr0 prt a-I ,n. .... IS now they ale it " ,forces and the main Fifth army was effeeted today. On the eastern sector of the front. Americans took[ ...= .......................... z........,.t-n..Ke..UU..v.v.   I  | | ......... [Mt. Alto, the French captured Pieo and the Britiah pushed a wedge between Pontecorvo and Aquino. ]who at 36 is recognized as one of IIIlK I"%111 'i;r%na-s"s'Inamned glad[ " lrogkeasme bwS i noPsrre?lv: V | |   | m | to be here, sir."  n, 00tr/00rrnQrlQe PnnrHln00+n theauspicesofthe00ensheP00 Report Other Contact "Where the hell do you think you're going?" ] ", came up here to me contactiJ--| | /-Ill I IULILiO UUUILill lULVI with the Anzio forces" [ . ] "Well, you made it." Two American soidiers met onr I I l a "I" I l fl .t I ] lSch001Syste milesthe Italiansouth ofCastalthe Mu..linihighwaYcanal'eln VRQT IWN WRV 00.KI m today and with that laconic ex- m. change marked the historic junc-[| | | W lill I | V ltl II I lll IliliVl tl IF "" ewellP "" y ture of the main All led 5th army, with Anzio beachhead forces. The[ mr lumbla BrmldelUlting system. " " ' 1Hold tH0n0rs Lo0mis re000000i000000a00tAllllelas 00n(t " lnv.10n W,a,er Hear,00 cial broadcast from the front. HeJ .... London  After an early | identified the two soldiers as Lqn.,:l.,,.,J, l... the win00 today/^ . . Francis Buckley, Philadelphia, aV/'ttllll lull !% /AlP in the strait of Dover and white- /l In Uetetl irnt . . tached to the main 5th army, and/lll/%#k4l n/t cappedwavesappeared out at sea lUll Itl3/DUlnl II emSbeeS[i!:aenta: Capt. Ben Zimmemer, Honolulu, as the sun streamed down romJ .............. from the beachhead.  l T | an almost cloudless sky. / Zimmemer .walking south on the Ktmnnr lrnall I P I htghway at the head of a beach I,00IIIIU00I/00/ UI3 ' u vrlce t0nTr0l The temperature at 9"a. m. was about 70 degrees. Visibility was good after an early ground mist disappeared. The barometer was London -- (.q:') -- Masses of planes [ unchanged. estimated to total 5,500 bombed the l__-_==-_---_-_-:_-_=-_=_===========; Germans in north and south France,[ Belgium, .northern Italy and the Reich itself today in great, coordi-Vaudreuil For hated assaults from Britain and Italy. Most invading planes were ALlied Headquarters, Naples----(A----The Fifth army merged its two fronts---the Anzio beachhead and the main force above Terracina-- today for a unified push on Rome. , Americans from the main front established contact with U. S. patrols from the beachhead, Allied headquarters announced, as the climax of 'a lightning march which burst the Peace through 60 miles of German de- fenses in a 14-day offensive and in its last stages saw the enemy beat- ing a hasty retreat from the entire coastal belt below Anzio. Plea of One of the first objectives o Gen. Sir Harold Alexander's offen- sive, the reaching of the beach- head, was thus attained after two Reulher o, Another objective---the drawing of more and more German troops into battles as "D" Day approaches for Allied troops in England---ap- peared in the making. Allied air- men said a stream of enemy rein- forcements was pouring southward from northern Italy. Fresh Concentrations The swift bulging of a continu- ous Allied line to within 20 miles of Rome apparently had spurred the Germans into massing fresh concentrations of men and material i above the former beachhead posi- :tion to make the fight for the Ital- ian capital. German prisoners taken since the second in the series of public the start of the offensive have mounted to 10,000, headquarters meetings under this sponsorship, said. the first having been addressed by Following up yesterday's dawn Paul G. Hoffman, chairman of the to dusk air assaults on long col- National Committee for Economic umns of German convoys when Development. more than 600 vehicles were de- Reuther drew on his now famous stroyed or damaged, Allied air '2Reuther postwar plan" to outline forces again raised havoc with labor's views on planning for the enemy transport and by late after- peace, noon reported the destruction of 233 more. Warhawks caught two streams of vehicles fleeing northward bumper to bumper in tim area of Attune. three miles south of almontone and left 100 of them in flames. Announced Contact A special headquarters commu- nique announced the contact by patrols a few miles southeast of the bridgehead on the coastal highway between Terracina and Anzio. "It should not be long before the two fronts are firmly established as one when the Fifth army will then develop even greater strength," an official spokesman said. Already the beachhead 20 miles below Rome was breaking out to the east with Cisterna flanked deeply on both sides and attacked at the outskirts in a frontal assault. (The German communique hinted at a new threat above the beach- head, declaring Allied troops had landed behind the German lines on the western wing of the beacLnead but had been annihilated. There was no Allied confirmation. (Earlier, the Germans had an- nounced withdrawal from the en- tire coastal strip between the beachhead and Tcrracina. The com- munique said the Allies were em- ploying "enormous" tank forma- tions in a series of crushing ttacks). Nazis Flee Northward German troops who fought to hold Terracina. 22 miles below tht beacbhead, were reported fleeing northward through Priverno in the direction of Valmontome. They sought to escape encirclement and mnihllation as the main front protect small business during the (Continued on Faze Five) In the hearings on restaurant conversion period, giving them , , prices, conducted at the court house long-term loans, special priorities I asg  I I e Wednesday, five Kenosha restau-for needed materials. . IIUI UI4 I-Itrlrtn rateurs appeared to answer to "The government should aisl|||] I It';CI/IHU charges of violations. Others found create a central research clearing[' ume=, ,ww .... to have violated restaurant price house to make certain that patents, ceilings are to appear at a later technical and scientific knowledge[C__. D,--#,#. kdlll ,o0-,,--...-.-..-.-, ,c.-"-..'.-'-:--'-',o-"iru[ Flier Had a Hunch Hzs tT  Tr _ t'_____ 2 __ TT [for an election to determine which m rnrr was L, omlno Uu ]union has the majority of members . 6v, " "  "-- Jin the plants of the American and Lt. Rrthur E. Camosy, 25, co- Kenosha.=,., .. Brass companieSin the cityhere' counWaS- pilot of a Flying Fortr. ess. crew c-;h'lers'. day based in Englana, nan a nuncn zna Robert T. Drake, trial examiner anything might happen after he for the board, conducted the hear- American. Around 4,000 assaulted the west wall of Europe, with a spearhead of 1,000 U. S. heavy bombers plung- ing their explosives into rail yards and airfields of northern France and Belgium while Berlin and the west German transport center of Aachen still smouldered from pre- dawn attacks of 500 British heavy bombers. By 5 p..m. it was estimated that 7,500 tons of bombs had been cast upon the Germans since midnight and the planes were still at work. Simultaneously, heavy bombers from Italy struck in south France at the naval base of Toulon, grave- yard of the scuttled French fleet, and at Lyon on the Rhone river a historic invasion path. Rail in- stallations at both cities were tar- gets. Resistance tncreasea ing toward him and gave him the usual GI greeting: "Where the hell do you think you're going?" "And that was it," Sevareid re- ported, adding that within a mat- ter of minutes the two soldiers were surrounded by a knot of ar- mored cars, jeeps, and trucks from the converging forces. Clark at Juncture Lt Gun. Mark W. Clark, com- mander of the Allied 5th army, was on the spot almost immediate- iy after the eentact was made. The Nazis had blown up a small bridge across one of the canals criss.crossing the Pontine marshes, but the converging troops met no resistance, apart from a few isolated German snipers, Sevareid said. For about an hour after Buckley and Zimmemer met, Allied units from both forces kept piling up along the road, including a British reconnaissance party from the An- zio side. The GI's who had fought their way up 60 miles from the south in 14 days had only one question for the beachhead comrades: "Where's that Anzio beer we've Processions miles long of up to been hearing about?" 1,000 Flying Fortresses and Liber- Szgnal corps men from both sides " . . " ators shepherded by at least 500 laid their wires almos as soon as Rhtr n.n,,. ,4 ,,AA.n]v n the juncture was made Sevaretd , creased resistance from the inva- reported. . . stun-threatened ground, as they "Right now. it's possible to Je- smote ruthlessly at enemy military phone from Anzio to Naples," he targets close to this great invasion said. "'And if anyone wan a base. peaceful ride through the Italian The enemy did not care to risk countryside, he can ride down to his dwindling air force, but aug- Naples on the road So we are all . ., . " __ _,, (ConUnued on Page Eisht) ogemer on one tong n'on. - ' " [) Inmarv o o S Raone Ptlot Kdled n In Santa Rosa Calif. -- (.4:') -- Sec-lm m w ul,,euvn n n / ond Lt. Warren Oisen, 23, of IRa.] clue, Wis., was killed yesterday in[ ! Ir -- k d the crash of a twin engined fightcr[lrt MI ICCIIn M/U planeemtheSantamebase IIII IUI.11UII I'lUlf istrative employes, honored G. F. Loomis, superintendent of schools Wednesday night at a banquet at the Elks club. It was their gesture of appreciation for his long service to Kenosha on the eve of his retire- ment on July 1 after serving as superintendent of schools here since 1921. There were more than 250 men and women present for the occa- sion, all joining in the testimonial to the esteem with which they hold Loomis. Frank Holt, assistant to the pres- ident of the University of Wiscon- sin and director of the university's ipublic relations program, was the Iprincipal speaker. Tribute to Leadership Holt told of Loomis' record of 31 years as treasurer of the Wisconsin Education association, and how throughout that period he had beeu continuously re-elected without op- position. He, told of the high esteem with which Loomis' record in Ke- nosha is held in the state depart- ment of public instruction, and praised the caliber of the Kenosha system. "Here in Kenosha," Holt ,said, "you are widely acclaimed because your school system's first responsi- bility is to the child and not for the employe. You have a model system which is the envY, of many other cities, and the counsel and advice of your superintendent is sought by educational leaders in all phases of activity." Toastmaster for the occasion was G. M. Phelan, who was also chair- man of the arrangements co _mgflt- tee. The dinner was the seconl in the series of events given to honor Loomis, The first was by the school administration building employes. Phelan recalled milestones in Ke- nosha's educational history, de- sen'ibing the growth of the system in the list three decades. In ghe (Continued on Fa etren)' Governor, But NoStatement Leo E. Vaudreuil, Kenosha at. torney and widely known Progres- sive leader, is being considered as a candidate for governor of the state of Wisconsin on the Progres- sive ticket, it was revealed today. Although Vaudreull said he did not wish to make an announcement at this time, it was learned that nomination papers have been cir- culated in many sections of the state, and that there already has been sufficient signatures secured to assure his name being placed on the ticket. These nomination papers were taken out by friends on behalf of Vaudreuil, and the action was brought to light last week when the Capital Times, Madison, re- ported papers were in circulation. Two Others Considering Two other Progressives also have nomination papers in circulation. They are Alexander Renz, Apple- ton, and Ralph Ammoth. Eau Claire. The final date for filing these papers is June 6. Vandreuil was deputy attorney general for two years under the late Orland Loomis, who was later elected governor of the state but died before he took office. He has never sought a state public office by ballot before. As deputy at- torney general he established many state-wide contacts through his popularity as well as through his work in the legal department of the state government. In Kenosha he has been identified more re- cently with the role. of legal rep- resentative for important labor cases. Bomber Missing On Training Flight Avon Park, Fla.  A heavy bomber from the Avon Park army air field with a crew of eight men aboard -- including two from Wis- consin -- is missing on a combat training flight, ofltcera announced yesterday. The missing Wisconsin men are it. Robert Kunzeiman, of Baraboo, ahd it. John E. Vrana of Racine. The bomber left here Monday night on a flight to New Orleans, and. was lazt reported over the Gulf of Mexico west ol Tampa. In Kenosha Wednesday to assist members of the price panel of the Kenosha County War Price and Ra- tioning Board with a series of hear- ings, Arthur P. Cutting, price con- trol representative of the district OPA offices in Milwaukee, disclosed that a recent Kenosha survey re- vealed "considerable ceiling viola- tlon on the part of local restau- rants." The price panel hearings were held as a result of violations found by the restaurant survey, Cutting said. The check-up on restaurant ceil- ing prices here, according to Cut- tlng and to A. J. Palica, chairman of the price panel of the local board sho ed that several restaurants were charging prices for meals in excess of the ceiling which was es- tablished as of April ,i to April 10, 1943. The survey also revealed that some restaurants were serving higher priced meals under a changed menu than were served in the base period. '"this," Cutting Said, "is contrary to OPA regula- tions." Five Make Appearance war Planning committee. It was bank of the lower Dnestr river yesterday, killing 400 Germans and knocking out a quantity of War material, including 20 tanks. There were no major changes on any sector of the front, how- ever, a communique said. Rusan forces turned back four Nazi attacks against the Dnestr bridgehead and. in addition to the 400 Germans killed and 20 tanks knocked out, destroyed or disabled four self-propelled guns, three ar- mored cars, 40 motor vehicles, and 15 cers. Equipment ]lasted Twenty-seven German tanks and self-propelled guns were knocked out. and nine German planes were shot do in actions Tuesday, e communique said. A Berlin broadcast of a German war bulletin said that there was 'only slight fighting" on the Rus- sian front. The broadcast said that German bombs set off explosions and started fires in an attack on the Ukrainian raft Junction of She- petvoka Tuesday nighL) The Russian communique said that a German submarine was sunk Tuesday by Soviet Black Sea war- Proclaim Poppy Day to Aid Vets Behabilitation 'rhe challenge of peace is as compelling as the challenge of war," he declared, "and if we are to avoid a postwar depression we must plan now for the peace. We cannot afford the risk of too little and too late in peace. Half-way measures did not meet the prob- lems of war; they will not meet the problems of peace. We must be prepared to mobilize fully our hu- man and material resources to fight a total war against poverty and human insecurity with the same determination with which we are now fighting the total war against Hitlerism." Details of Plan Reuther's program calls for the organization of a Peace Production Board, composed of representatives of government, management, labor, farmers and consumers, he said. He asked the government to declare a policy under which it would oper. ate, "as a yardstick, government- owned plants in monopolistic or semi.monopolistic industries, or in mdustries strategic to national wel- fare and defense. This will help destroy the strangle-hold of monop- olies which imperil our nation's defense program. "Secondly, the government shall make available for lease to private industry government-owned ma- chinery and facilities for use in civilian production on the basis of guarantees that will protect the in- terests of government, labor and the consumer; to get these machines working in peace production first before wading through the red tape of who owns them or who has con- trol. "Thirdly, special provisions must be developed to rehabilitate and Kenusha will take part in the na- tional observance of Poppy Day on Saturday when the American Le- gion auxiliary and the Veterans of Foreign Wars post and its auxiliary conduct the annual street corner solicitation with sales of miniature ppie Proceeds go to the rehabilitation funds for sick and wounded ex- servicemen. Frank Babino is chairman of the post committee, and Mrs. A, J. Denig is chairman of the auxil- iery committee. Mrs, Albert Frle- deck is chairman of the American Legion auxiliary committee. City Manager James G. Wallace today urged genera] ptlbUc cooper. ation with the veterans organiza- tions in supporting the campaign. The city of Kenosha established Poppy Day as a community oc- ceon by resolution adopted April 16. 1934. Here Is Wallace's proclamation: 'qNHEREAS, the United States ot America is again being forced to crush powerful enemies seeking to establish their tyranny over the whole world, and "WHEREAS, the men and women of Kenosha again are being called i upon to offer up their lives in the service of this nation, and "WHEREAS, the memory of those who have given their lives is cherished by all of us, and is an inspiration to us all in these grave days, and "WHEREAS, their service and sacrifice is symbolized by the wear- ing of the memorial poppy; "NOW, THEREFORE, May 27, 1944. is hereby proclaimed to be Poppy Day in the city of Kenosha and all citizens are sincerely urged to observe the day by wearing the memorial poppy in honor of those men and women who died for America in the battles of World War I and World War II." Washington -- ) -- Diplomatic officials here consider it entirely possible that Russia may break with Bulgaria in the next few days. This would almost certainly force a new decision on the question of an American break with Finland. The aid the Bulgars have be giving Axis armies in airfields and port and transportation facilities now becomes a major factor in Rus- sia's advance into Romania. That is one of the things that impelled the Russians to turn on the heat. Policy Unchanged American policy on Finland has been unchanged since the Finns t- natty declined about three weeks ago to accept Russian armistice terms. This rejection, however, left the policy without much chance of serving its main purpose which was expressly to get Finland out of the war, Authorities believe the policy will be increasingly difficult to justify if Russia breaks with Bulgaria, Fin. land shows no signs to make peace and the United States alone remains on friendly terms with a nation al-[ lied, however reluctantly, with Get- had completed 25 missions and won an Air Medal. So on May 5 he wrote his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dominick Camosy, that if they didn't hear from him for any period of time that they shouldn't worry because it would mean he would be a prisoner of war, adding it might take a couple months then fr a letter to get through. The chronology of Lt. Camosy's war career picks up from that date On May 8 his plane did not return from a mission over Germany. On ,May 10 a fellow officer in the same squadron mailed Camosy's latter written May 5. The letter arrived a week ago, and the parents here immediately felt considerable con- cern. Their information was confirmed, however, when the war department sent a telegram reporting Lt Cam- LL Arthur E. Camosy ing, questioning company officials as well as those representing the two opposing labor unions. The hearing is the result of an initial plea by the Mine, Mill and Smelter Worker union (CIO for an election. Their petition claims a majority of the production work- era in the plants have signed up in their local. Protest Organization The Brass and Copper Workers Federal Labor union 19322 (AFL), however, challenged the claims and protested the efforts of the CIO union to "raid" the membership of the AFL4ocal in the two plants. Drake opened the hearing by asking D. C. Rowell, general super- intendent of the brass mills, preliminary questions on the organ- ization of the factories. The hear- osy missing in action since May ing was expected to continut eighth, brother Joseph carpenters mate through the afternoon, after which Lt. Camosy received his primarylfirst class is in 'the Carribean Sea, the testimony would be taken un- der adwseemnt for consideration training at the Nankin Aeronauti-]and the third brother, it. Remo E. I " ' " ca1 Academy Tulare, Calif., and Camosy. is at Fresno, Calif. by the board itself at a later .dam. was commissioned at Santa Ana. The missing flier graduated from t David Sigman. AFL regional at- CaliL, in March. 1943. He wenttKenosha high school in 1937, and t rector, Milwaukee and A. E. Gold- overseas the following October. entered the armed forces on Jan. berg. Milwaukee attorney, attended A brother, Pfc. Raoul Camosy. is[29. 1942. His parents live at 2120,the hearing as representatives of stationed in England. Another[ Thirty-seventh streeL the AFL union. ,, ,i:/ . ! q L.j o" A j-