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May 26, 1944

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=Y. Friday, May 26, 1944 Flood Danger Is Passing in . ,,;:!,: .: \\; KTNOSHA EVENING NEWS acres of rich farmland have been TI /, inundated. Highway 61, near wev-/lnr__ _n [l]n er, was under nearly one foot ofl -'==w = Il= lWl= water Farmers in the southeastern h 4," . corner of the state were foymgllarl:lln #ntnfc levees along the river With smm- I i i i i ii IRobz-t .. Lee hotel at ,Tackson ta I January. The three must serve 33 years land four months before becoming leligible for parole. They pleaded U. S. Attackers Allied Headquarters, Southwest Pacific--(U.Y--America n infantry- men, spearheaded by a tank attack and supported by artillery and fighter planee have reached the Maffan airdrome five miles west of l the Tar river on the Dutch New Guinea mainland and have cut off Jap retreat from the airstrip, it was announced today. Capture of the 5,000-foot airstrip appeared imminent. While U. S. infantrymen smashed nearly five miles along the Dutch New Guinea coast, advancing in the face of rak- ing fire from Japanese artillery, mortars and automatic weapons, American artillery demolished a bridge across the Woske river, west of Maffin airdrome, cutting off the retreat of the airstrip's defenders. The communique disclosed that the Wakde airstrip on Insoemoar island, established as an American base last Sunday after infantry- men had all but annihilated its enemy defenders, has been length- ened from 2,500 to 6,000 feet by U. S. army engineers. ]First Line Airfield A spokesman said it now was @ne of the finest airfields in the entire Southwest Pacific. The Phil- ippines, 1,025 miles away, are with- in bombing range of the airfield. The assault on the Japanese lines guarding Maffin airdrome, which had been holding up the American advance for several days, was led Wednesday by General Sherman {tanks. A headquarters spokesman said =ome casualties were suffered by the tank forces Enemy casualties in the Wakde- 8armi area operations for the seven days since the first landings stood It 971 dead and five captured in comparison with 61 Americans killed, 182 wounded, and three lnissing An additional 151 Japanese were killed and 29 were captured as general mopping-up operations progressed 125 miles to the east in the Hollandia-Aitape area. # 30,000 Mexican Workers Plan to Enter States Mexico City  !JP) -- Thirty thou- and Mexican migratory workers will leave this country for the "United States during the next three weeks, said high officials of the la- bor ministry yesterday. They will complete the quota of 75,000 who 'ill work on North'American farms by international agreement, as part of Mexico's contribution to the war effort. Dial 5121 for your Classified Ad. i THE POMP Celtagal Saw, White Yellow, Pink vv. ,., ,.u.eevu h= re, ,dded Oem i BARDEN'S , Salt Lake City -- George A. Seaman, Utah statehouse em. ploye, and William H. Steriing, retired busines man, have been awarded the Purple Heart -- for wounds received 45 years ago in the Spanish.American war. ------4k------ Stuffing ougainville, Solomons -- The crew of a 75 ram. howitzer was ordered to lay a barrage on Japa- nese positions. Wary of concussion in the ear drums. Sgt. James J Boyd, Nash- ville, Tenn.; Pfc. Grover C. Fouts, Atlnt& Ga., and Pvt. John Mc- Cabe, Norwood, Ohio, reached in- to their pockets, .hastily stuffed their ears with paper. Then someone remembered it was pay day -- and noticed that their ears were padded handsome- ly with 10 and 20 dollar bills. Ottumwa Area bags. Jackson, Miss. -- 0J.PJ -- Ralphlguilty to the charge, for which they ..... . ho....-,., IWard 23 Grank Forks N D andImight have been sentenced to death ransze .......... two ' oun o .... unde Ms .... Red I y g c mpanions who es-[ r "ssissippi law, but the jury H E Suyaam nauonaz ca-ed from C lif " - - . . . t  a ornza's an Quen-lreturned a verdict of guilty upon Cross executive in tatg8tfw.ltin prison last Christmas morning,[being assured by the court that disaster work, said ..... ltoday began prison sentences oflthe death penalty would not be !les wno nave evacuatea mell00 years each for robbing the I exacted. nomes in ues omes. :aaywue Ottumwa. Ia.- (IJ,F9  Despite and Ottumwa at various stages another anticipated rise to 18.Sr;of the floods are being sheltered feet in the Des Moines river here today, the greatest dangers from rampant flood waters which have taken a heavy toll in lives and livestock and inflicted incredible property damage in this area was believed past. Meanwhile, it was reported at Burlington that the Mississippi river rose to 16.8 ft/-th'e--ligies't recording since 1892, and that hundreds of acres of farmland have been flooded. South of Bur- lJngton, the swollen Skunk river ripped out a levee near Wever, in.. and many more hundreds of BUY UNITID STAT B a and fed by his organization, while mobile Red Cross units were feed. ing sailors, soldiers and state guardsmen combatting the floods. The weather bureau at De Moines predicted a general slow fall in the Des Moines river from Boone to Ottumwa, with the excep- tion of an anticipated slight raise at Tracy because of a second crest of the Raccoon river. Dr. D. L. Rater, Ottumwa health officer, said that he has immunized about 150 persons against typ- hoid, ad that persons are still vis- iting his office for protection. AWNINGS STORE AWNINGS HOUSE AWNINGS Racine Awning Co. 1675 State Street -- Racine Wisconsin Telephone: Jackson 5567 rage rnre ii Our selection this season is the best we have ever had -- Panamas, Open Weave=, Mesh, Fancy Braids. Get yours early for this summer. 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