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The WeatEef= Fair Tonight and Satur- day; Cooler in South and East Tonight. 'i. KENOSHA EVENING NEWS Home Edition :- Ni . :?2'g" VOL. L--NO. 184 16 PAGES FIRST PHOTO OF MERGING OF ALLIED TROOPS IN ITALY -- Climaxing the Allied offensive, that opened 14 days ago and resulted in a great victory for Lt. Gen. Mark W. Clark's 5th army, was the meet- ing of Anzin beachhead and Terracina patrols in the Pontine marshes, six miles east of Cisterna Here Sgt W. Cumber, London, is greeted by Sgt. D. Russell, St. Louis, Mo.--(Britlsh Official Photo via OWI ]Radio: NEA Telephoto). points in Bulgaria was said to have crossed over the border from Ser- bia. Ankara sources also repo.'ted that Cbristo Kalfoff had succeeded in forming a new government com- posed entirely of known pro-Nazis At Moscow, the newspaper Is. vestia said that the formation of such a government "'of Hitlerite butchers and direct agents of Ger- many will still further aggravate the position of the country, which stands on the brink of catastrophe." Nazi Troops Seize Bulgaria lurkey Reports /ndh'ect Lqhtinq iGives Repod on On Bouqainville Five Divisions 0000d00]unqle War ClothincjDrive Bougainville. Solomon Islands In Occupation -- () -- They're using indirect Aid to Russia lighting on Bougainville -- to whip the Japanese in jungle fighting at night. The Americans play powerful London -- (U ) -- Turkish dis- anti-aircraft searchlights against Disclosing that Kenoshans hay{ Ipatches said today that five German the low-hanging clouds over the responded generously to the appeal divisions -- 75,000 men -- have be- front lines. The reflection of[ of the United Russian.American gun the occupation of strategic the clouds is a big help in show- Societies in the annual spring cam- points in Bulgaria, and the Soviet up Japanese attempts at nocturn- paign to secure clothing for Ru government newspaper lzvestial al infiltration through the Amer- sian civilians in the war.torn and warned that the country 'stands on I ican lines. * devastated areas of the western the brink of catastrophe." [ front, Eugene Weaver, a memhe tire Black Sea coast, Balkan[ll'llerl'lll01]l said the great quantities of dl sources in Ankara said, presumably carded and unused clothing are In an effort te prevent any Allied[ needed before the goal of the drlv Session reported that the Nazi Weaver said at several tons of also had seized the Bulgarian fleet outmoded and worn articles of at Burgas. othing have been assembled at the campaign headquarters in the Tle Germans called their precipi-i II II I I g,=l, g.. rate steps in Bulgaria "'security /-tllall lieu LIII] st. Nicholas Orthodox church. aeasures," an Ankara dispatch toli.tllll'NI II [IlK "Those pieces of clothing, useless the United Press said, "but all signs/ww  ' | to the givers in Kenosha, will mean indicate that it is the equivalent a great deal to some suffering Ru of occupation similar to that of/ .......  --  .... sian civilian who has been stripped I-lungary." / nt" reni" R?vtay ced a of his belongings by the sweep of Crossed from Serbia I tional monetary conference to meet war across his homeland," Weaver h five dlwsmns In this country beg]rmmg July 1 to At least one of t e .... " " - - said. He pointed out that the engaged in occupying telephone ex-t discnSs postwar financial problems, generosity of Americans in the 1943 campaign in many cases changes, bridges, and other key Invitations were issued to 42 meant the difference of comfort- countries and the French commit- able though worn clothing and ac- tee of national liberation at 10 tual suffering from exposure for o'clock (CWT) this morning, many Russians. The conference will be held at As a member of the committee Bretton Woods, N. H., and the working under the chairmanship American delegation will be head- of the Roy. Alexander Piss, pastor ed by Treasury Secretary Morgen- thau. The ofltcial name of the of the St, Nicholas Church, Weaver meeting will be the "United Na-urged the continued contribution tions Monetary and Financial Con- of old clothing to the collection al- ference." ready assembled. There was no confirmation that iRussia had delivered an ultimatum to Bulgaria calling upon her to cease her pro-German policies by midnight last nigbt" The ultimatum was reported in a Turkish dispatch to the London Daffy Mail. Report Bulgaria Revolt ,. Moscow (g'b-- The official So- iet news agency Tass carried a dispatch from Lstanbul today which quoted travelers from Bulgaria as reporting a revolt among Bulgarian troops recently called to the colors. Soviet newsppaers also carried |torie from Stockholm quoting a Swedish subject returning from Bulgaria as saying that Sofia had become the main German adminis- trative center in the Balkans. These two stories constituted the only mention of Bulgaria in the Soviet press today. Earlier, a report received in Lon- don from Ankara said Rwsia had set last night as a deadline for ]Bulgaria to cut loose from Hitler i Although at war with Britian and the United States, Bulgaria has remained at peace with Russia be- cause of the dose blood ties of the two countries. , , i Weather Slows Air Offensive London -- ( -- The Allied pre. invasion offensive dwindled today with bad weather over the conti- nent grounding-most of the air forces The Vichy radio said that the Lyon and St. Etienne regions of France were attacked this morning followed by an alert in much of central France. Only aircraft op- erating singly were reported over Germany by the Nazi redio. There was no immediate Allied confirma- tion of these report& The lull today came after more than 8,000 Allied planes hammered airdromes and transportation ce ters on the continent with over 8.000 tons of boml yesterday in attacks by planes from beth British and Italia bases. The White House announcement Drive to Close Soon said the conference was expected Weaver indicated that the cam- to last several weeks, adding that paign of the Kenosha group of the "all agreements worked out by the United Russian-American Societies conference subsequently will be to provide the protection of dis- submitted to the respective govern- carded American clothing to suf- ments for approval." feting Russians is nearing a close List Nations Invited The campaign, started on May 15, will be concluded within a week. The list of governments and au- thorities invited to participate in . To facilitate the giving of cloth- the conference follows: rag, arrangements have been made Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Can- whereby any Kenoshan so desiring ada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa may leave donated articles at any Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Do-of the city fire station houses. minlcan Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Clothing left at the fire stations E1 Salvator, Ethiopia, French Com- must be wrapped securely in paper mittee of National Liberation, or boxed. Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Hondu- For those who find it inconven- ras, Iceland, Inia, Iran, Iraq. Li- lent to deliver the clothing to the beria, Luxembourg, Mexico, Neth-fire station, collection centers, erlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Weaver said, a call to the St. Nich- Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru,! alas church will bring a represen- Philippine Commonwealth, Poland. tative of the United Russian- Union of South Africa, Union of American Societies to the home Soviet Socialist Republics, United of the giver. KENOSHA, WISCONSIN, FRIDAY, MAY 26, 1944 16 PAGES PRICE FOUR CENTS Fifth Army Spreads Out For Swift. Exploitation of German Disaster S. Court in , [Cisterna Captured in Stiff Battle; Indictment of IBund Members Because of his membership in the G r m a n American Volksbund, Ewald Schneider, Kenosha, a coffee salesman, one of 25 German-Ameri- cans named in the federal court last year for denaturalization proceed- ings, he was a foe of America des- pite his claims to American citizen- ship, according to a decision on Thursday by Federal Judge F. Ryan Duffy, Milw'aukee. The ruling was made by the court in the first announcement of a deci- sion that followed many days of bearings in Milwaukee, during which a number of Kenoshans were called to testify. Ten of the first 25 cases were consolidated, and after testimony was completed the court took the decision under advisement. The case is not yet completed, however, since the decision on Thursday was only "the first part", the court emphasized. The court held that the bund was ALLIED TROOPS JOIN FORCES IN ITALY--The battle of Italy came to a climax as advance patrols of the Fifth army from the Anzio beach- head and from the main front met near Lake Fogliano in a spectacular advance of more than 60 miles in 14 days. Observers believe retreat- ing Nazis will attempt a stand in Alban hllls.--(NEA Telephoto). "un-American and subversive, and its toachings were contrary to the Committee Hits principles of the United States con- stitution." He also held that mem- bership in the bund was not in itself in Ward ing United States cltizedslp. He said that his decision would serve as the first part in the findings in each case, and that the second part, to be given subsequently, would be devoted to the nature and extent of the participation, ff any, of each defendant in the activities of the bund and his knowledge, if any, of the real purpose of the bund. Basis of Complaint The complaint in each ease al- leges that the representations made by the defendants in his petition f" nation and in his oath of al- not in good faith renounce or in- tend to renounce all allegiance and fidelity to Germany but in fact re- rained and intended to retain al- legiance and fidelity to Germany, and (2) that he was not in fact at- tached to the principles of the Con- stitution and that he did not intend to support the Constitution and laws of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. In his findings on the Milwaukee bund unit, Judge Duffy said: "'The Milwaukee unit was an ag- gressive branch o{ the national or- ganization of the bund. In addition to meetings at the Milwaukee Audi- torium, it staged demonstrations and meetings at the Forst Keller, and at the Hilghland cafe. Attempts were made by outsiders to break up several of these gatherings, result- ing in physical violence and dis- turbances. As a result of these dis- turbances and by reason of the Nazi nature of the organization, such as its uniforms and emblems on arm bands, swastika flag, Nazi salute, etc., the local unit acquired an un- favorable reputation in Milwaukee. The local press rebuked the Mil- waukee bund because of its un- American activities. While some 'members during the time of these occurrences disassociated t h e m - selves from the organization, others were unmoved and the unit contin- ued undaunted upon its activities until after Pearl Harbor. Start of Camp Hindenburg "In 1939 the local bund leaders conceived an organization through which the bund could control and operate Camp Hindenburg at Graf- ton, Wis., and for this purpose caused the Grafton S e t t 1 e m e n t League, a nonprofit holding com- pany for the camp, to be incorpor- ated. Froboese (the late George Froboese, f o r m e r midwest bund leader) and Behnke chose a site for! the camp and Froboese withdrew $2,900 from the bund bank account Advice to FDR Washington -- .ph -- A senate Judiciary subcommittee today ac- cused Attorney General Francis Here's Hot 'Stove Talk That Isn't Baseball Banter Washington--(P)--Here's news from the hot stove league. No baseball banter this, but advice from the War Production Board that 88,000 domestic elec- tric range& of which 68,000 will be available to civilians, are to Biddle of making "erroneous, mis- be manufactured during the rest leading, irrelevant, and immaferial of the year. statements" and of being "in error" * when he advised ,.dent 00']Joseph Garris velt that :he had a tOe 'gomery Ward & Co. ""'Executive of the full Judiciary committee, hq subcommittee also charged the Na- tional Labor Relations Board with "dilatory tactics in a matter of great urgency" in delaying an or. der for an election among the firm's employes to determine what union should represent them, It also criticized Secretary of Commerce Jess Jones for calling on the army to aid in taking lS- se.ion of the properties when such a course was not a "last re- sort." Based On Investigation The report was based on inves- tigators' reports and documentary evidence gathered by the. subcom- mittee. The group has hdd no hearings, but did have an investi- gator in Chicago at the time the government seized the properties because a strike was hampering their operation and the company refused to obey a War Labor Board order. Meanwhile, a pecial house committee has been conducting hearings in a private investigation of the seizure. The senate subcommittee, head- ed by Sen. Pat McCarran, who is chairman of the full senate Judi- ciary committee, recommende that: 1. An appropriate senate com mitte, hold hearings to determine whether congress should amend the war labor disputes to determine service acts "to provide for the en- forcement of War Labor Board di- rective orders hy federal court action; whether the War Labor dis. putes act should be amended to provide for judicial review of War Labor 'Board orders, or whetherl new legislation should he to expedite Judicial decisions in. volving appeals from or enforc ment of War Labor Board orders. 2. Every government agency Macwhyte, Dies Joseph McClintock Garris, 71, widely known departmental head at the Macwhyte company, died Thursday noon at St. Catherine's hospital, after a short illness. He resided on the Geneva road. Recognized as a leader in the steel industry, Garris holds many patents for his inventions of basic features in the wire sling which brought that item of industrial merchandising from most humble beginnings to a million dollar in- dustry. Since 1931 he has been with the Macwhyte company where he was manager of the sling department in both sales and executive capaci- ties. He was born in Elizabeth, Penn., July 4, 1872, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John W. Garris. He was educe}ted in Pittsburgh where he attended Pittsburgh university. Here Since 1931 The deceased engaged in the manufacturing business, and sev- eral years ago developed a wire rope sling. He came to Kenosha in 1931 and associated himself with the Macwhyte company where his record for service and efficiency won high commendation from firm officials. On Nov. 29, 1898, he united in marriage with Miss Mondamie Ryan. He was a member of the First Baptist church, and the Mac- whyte club. Besides his widow, he is sur- vived by three sons and three Important Escape Highways Cut Allied Headquarters, Naples -- (zp)  Allied forces rolled back the Germans today in swift new advances toward Rome at both ends of the Italian battle line. Fanning out swiftly from the former Anzio beachhead area, now linked to the main front, Fifth army troops captured Cisterna in Memorial Day Parade, Ritual Plans Revealed Complete details for Kenosha's observance of Memorial Day on Sunday afternoon were given today in a joint statement issued by Charles Desmonie, chairman of the Kenosba Veterans' Council com- mittee on arrangements, and Wil- liam Schmitt, parade marshal. Desmonie outlined complete plans for the formal ritualistic por- tion of the observances of the holiday, and Schmitt announced the complete line-up for the Sun- day afternoon parade together with all units that have indicated plans to take part in the march. Kenosha's tribute to the hero dead of the community will be di- vided into several sections with the parade forming the most spec- tacular portion of the day's events. The parade will be followed with the formal program in the Lake Front Stadium and with a special service for the Navy dead at the lake shore east of the stadium. The memorial services for the Navydead will be conducted joint- ly by the Women's Relief Corps, the Ladies of the G A. R, the Daughtere of tha G, A_ R., the Aux- iliary of the Sons of Union Vet- erang of the Clvi War, the Spanish War Veterans and the Auxiliary, the Navy Club and Auxl/lary, the War Mothers of World War I and the War Mothers of World War ZI. Navy Man to Assist In the memorial to the Navy dead, a lieutenant commander from the Great Lakes Naval Training Station will take a major ritualistic role, and the CYO band will pro- 'vide music for the occasion. The initial event of the day's observance will be memorial serv- ices at the First Christian church, 1203 Sixty-first street. The services will be started at 10:30 a. m. Sun- day and all veterans' and patriotic organization members are invited to attend. At 1 p. m. Sunday, another im- portant phase in the memorial )rogram will be conducted at the oldiers' Plot in Green Ridge cemetery. The Daughters of the G. A. R. will conduct the annual memorial services there. Another ceremonial feature of the day will occur Sunday after- inoon when the parade line of march will hesitate at Library park while the Women's Relief Corps places a wreath on the Sol- diers' Monument and the Ladies of the G. A. R. place a wreath on the Lincoln Monument Vaudreuil to Be Speaker In the program to be conducted at the Lake Front Stadium, Des- monie said, Attorney Leo E. Vau- dreuil will deliver the Memorial Day address heavy fighting and plunged for- ward more than three miles, cut. ing two important roads leading northward and northeastward. On the north, the Eighth army captured Aquino and Piedimonte, the last remaining strongpoints of the enemy's once-vaunted Hitler line. and Canadian troops won a bridgehead across the Melfa river, in the Liri valley 13 miles west of Cassino. Cisterna, which had constituted one of the kingpins of the enemy's line around the Anzio beachhead, fell yesterday after a savage four- hour battle in which heavy casual. ties were inflicted on the defenders. American infantry and armor had been battering the town for three days. Littoria Occupied Southeast of Cisterns, the Fifth army occupied Littoria, Mussolini's model town in the ancient Pontine Marshes, without opposition. As the Germans pulled back to- ward their new defenses in the A1- ban hills, Allied air forces continued to smash their fleeing vehicles. A headquarters announcement said more than 1,750 enemy vehicles had been damaged in the past 48 hours. Twenty German planes were de- stroyed, of more than 80 encoun. tered, as the Mediterranean air forces flew 3,000 sorties yesterday, including heavy bomLer attacks on Capture Town of Cori AJlled HealqmM'ters, Naples (Ar--The Fifth Army captured tho twn of Corl, seven miles outside the former Ano beeea to- dy as Allied forces rolled the Germans bauck in swift advance toward Rome. German rail lines in France, in the Lyon and Grenoble areas, and against various targets in Northern Italy. Twelve Allied planes were lost, six of them heavy bombers. The total of Germans captured since the offensive began two weeks ago rose to more than 12,000 and the columns continued to file to the rear as the Allied forces mopped up captured areas. Throw Steady Pressure French and American troops, ex. erting steady pressure in the moun- tains north of Terracina in a move that was rapidly straigbtening the battle line out along an east-west Axis, captured Monte Vaglia, north- east of Pica, Monte Civitella, west of Vallecorsa, and other important points in that region. The enemy hit back with several local counter- attacks. Front dispatches said that the Germans abandoned Aquino yester. day after the Canadian advance to the Meifa had flanked them. Occu- )ation of Aquino gave the Allies a new airfield. British and Polish troops of the Eighth army, following up the re. treating First German Parachute division, advanced in the hills to- ward Castrocielo and Roccasecca on the north side of the Liri valley, but the Germans still clung to Monte Cairo, due east of those towns and the highest peak in the Cassino vicinity. The ceremonies at the "00='Union Abandons will be started at 3 p. m. Sunday with Floyd Kishline presiding. I The program will be as follows: I Invocation--The Rev. George R. I c.,oo Strike Weapon "America" Mrs Joseph Strubel. The Opening G. A. R. Rituai-- Frank S. Hubbard. "The General Order of General San Francisco --(.)--- Five thou. Logan"-- Dr. C. H. Gephart. sand warehousemen members of the Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yugoslavia. Presidential Secretary Stephen Early said other American dele- gates beside Morgenthau have not yet been designated. Today's announcement followed a series of conferences which Mr. Roosevelt has held with John G. Winant, ambassador to Great Brit- ain, Harry D. White, monetary ex. pert of the trea,ry, and other spe- ci in international finance. Presented Principles Last month Morgenthau present- ed to congress for informal study (Continued on Pale Five) ....--.-.._-_-_-_.------_---......_...-.-. %---_--_%----- War Fronts in Brie[ Gave 30 Tons tn 1943 (Continued on Pag Fifteen)  Kenoshans last spring attained t nation-wide recognition for their[ I d . sl. - _ donation of a full carload of d*lNiPnlnNlfK In carded clothing to the cam laignlilVIIIIll/l.,# III which was conducted on a national scale. The 30 tons of discardedld.l I I el -Kenosha wearing apparel was put] MllUI=Ilit /11 to humamri- use in ..ia dur-I I" I I I IIU U II* J U I I ing the winter months of this year.I Other members of the United[ Russian . American Societies com-[ Milwaukee  0J.PJ  Fourteex committee include Myron KuyawalMllwaukee county Jail inmates and James Gretsky The organ- were segregated today after phy. ization is made up of represents- sicians found one of them zuer- tives from various Russian groups ing from spinal meningitis. in the city. James W Sullivan, arrested on a burglary charge May 22, said he felt ill when he appeared before Judge Harvey L Nealen in district court. He was removed to County Isolation hospital when phycians By United Pre ITALY -- Fifth army, exploiting linking of two fronts below Rome, captures Appian Way stronghold of Cisterna and pushes into hills northeast of town. AIR WAR -- Vichy radio reports Lyon bombed, apparently by American heavies from Mediterranean theater, as bad weather halts record offensive by BritLl-based planes. PACIFIC -- U. S. task force attack on Japanese mainland be- lieved possible after American mault on Marcus island, 1,160 miles southeast of Tokyo. BURMA -- Allied troops trap Japanese column moving in from west to reinforce viytna. RUSSIA -- More than 300 Germans killed in minor patrol clashes with Russian unit while eastern front remains quiet, concerned with labor relations "meticulously avoid merely pro farina findings" and make certain that heir records contain "facts" to support every finding they make, and that their orders be "based on law." Specific Citation 3. Future executive orders of the president hould contain "spe- cific citations by number" of all sections of the constitution and the laws of congress upon which he re- Has for authority to issue the or- ders. The mbcommittee dealt solely with the action of the president and various government agencies in the Montgomery Ward seizure. It did not consider the merits ot (CenUnued "urn P Fifteen) found evidence of the In Same Cell Tier The 14 inmates segregated had been confined to the same cell tier as Sulliva Among them were Chester Mngalsk/, 46, who had attempted suidde after a]leg. edly killing his estranged wife, daughter and mother-in-law on May 13; William Lip$comb, 98, who was convicted of abandonment and under sentence of I to 2 years at Waupun state prison. The cell tier was fumigated and sulfa treatment was administered to prisoners who were exposed to infection through their contact with Sullivan. IRussians Report Killing 300 Nazis Moscow --0J2-- More than 300 Germans were killed yesterday in minor reconnaissance and offensive patrol clashes with Soviet units, a Russian omnnique said today. No changes were reported on the eut- ern front. Seventeen German planes were shot down in air combat Wed- nelay and Ruian planes sank two German transportt totalling 7,OOO ton on the same day in the Gulf of Finkn daughters: Erwin and John of Ke- "Lincoln's Gettysburg Address"-- nosha; Rev. George Garris, Ma-John D. Davies. comb, Ill; Mrs. Mary Sheehan, The scattering of flowers to the Miss Man Damie Garris and Miss unknown dead--Edward Fairfield. Jean Garris, Kenosha. He was pre- "God Bless Amerlca"-- Allan ceded in death by a brother,. OHver........_ (Continued on Page rlve Lt. George Thorn Reported Prisoner in Germany Ist Lt. George J. Thorn, 22-year. old pilot of a B-24 Liberator who was reported missing in action when his plane failed to return after a bombing mission over Ger- many on April 8, is a prisoner of the German government, the Red Cross has reported ta the pilot's father, J. A. Them, Burlington. Born and raised in Brighton, It. Thorn is widely known in the coun- ty. A month ago his exploits rated national attention when twice he returned 2xom missions over Ger. many in which his plane was so badly damaged by enemy fire that it had to be scrapped. This was hls third plane, and he had completed 35 missions, including raids over Berlin, before that fateful day on April 8. On one of the missions over Ber- lin the bombardier discovered that the bomb load was stuck in the rack. He called to the pilot and while the copilot took over-the controls Lt. Thorn helped the born. bardier release the heavy bombs by hand, one by one, over enemy ter- ritory, while fiak was exploding all about the plane. For this mission Lt. Thorn re- ceived the air medal. His last letter home was dated April 5 when he said he was to take part in one more raid before Easter. Since he was reported miss- ing on April 8, this was the raid to which he relerred, his family be- lieves The oicer enlisted in the Army Air Corps Feb. 11, 1942, while he was working on the farm of Dr. John J. Theobald, in Brighton. He trained in California, won his com. mission April 12, 1943, and went overseas to England in Nov., 1943. He had graduated from the Racine County Agricultural School at Rochester. " There are two sisters, Helen, Ra. cine, and Esther, Burlington, and three brothers. Matt, Bernard and Philip, Burlington. San Francisco local of the Inter. national Longshoremen's and Ware- housemen's union (C10) have ap- proved abandonment of strikes not only for the war's duration but "in- definitely thereafter," it was an. :nounced today. The action was taken at a mem- bership meeting after an address by Harry Bridges, ILWU president, in which the CIO leader declared "the strike weapon is o'erboard, not only for the duration of the war. but after the war." Negotiate Contract Warehousemen of the local are now negotiating with the Associa. tion of San Francisco Distributors for revision of a three=year contract expiring May 31. The resolution voted specified inclusion of the no- strike pledge during and after the was as a preamble to all future con. tracts entered into by the Union. Calling strikes in time of war "treason against the nation and be. trayal of the interests of Labor," the resolution said extension of tim no.strike pledge indefinitely was to effect a "change in the approach to trade union negotiations. # Report Wake Attack London ---(5-- An imperial com- mtmique broadcast by the Tokyo radio today said an Allied fleet aP- peared before Wake island Wednes. day and carried out air attacks. It claimed 30 attacking planes were l downed. i f