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is. ' NEWS A Home Edition VOL. L--NO. 185 " 10 PAGES . KENOSHAI WISCONSIN, SATURDAY, MAY 27, 1944 10 PAGES PRICE FOUR CENTS_ ROME, IoJ;;;i;, I ",:'.f /[ II11, I _ / r ""' " ' " ' n Debacle Grows Vlci00v I " - .i , ,-. mine ),.[)'L , w v,, = I' vll I lIIli " - Fifth ArmyThrusts Threaten _.,... leDortbermans . =- Sezza : de, Voisc,w  Gray,toni , onta - -- ,.,.. ,.,u,, ILast Escape Route of Germans ,.' ..,,,/ .:11  ry - Co,,oz  , .. . es.,i "1_  "; , . , -:Wt 0 "'" "- "'""" t hout Ft ht ..... o . I? . . RomFeROnN'Jfajj svheetA.11ind thije  I21oi?Fo::ats:t::C:nljneM) i oith;:e;af/::td:dn::ilib::kJb: ( #,.. k k LLLIES SCORE GAINS ON ALL allies took Cori, southeast of ',airo were captured Broken line shows where Germans are reported attempting to form a new froni -(AP Wirephoto). 00esume 00re-r00vasion Air Strong Attacks Follow Night Raids by RAF London--(,)--An armada of UlC to 1.000 American Liberators and Flying Fortresses smashed railroad ' targets at four German towns and mricraft plants in two French cities today in a powerful renewal of the Allied pre-invasion aerial batter- :" lng of Hitler's Europe. , The German centers of Karls- . ruhree. Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Saarbrucken. and aircraft ." plants at the French cities of Metz and Strasbourg were pounded by the giant forces. The American headquarters an- nouncement said the heavy.bomb- DEATH RECOIE[NDEi}---A 12- ers were out in "'very strong forces" officer courtrnartiai has recom- 750 to 1.000 in number, mended that Lt ]Beauforll G. Swan- Britain-bad hev craft were curt, 31, (above), of L! Croase, IWounded yesterday because o! Wis., be hanged for the dayg of weather conditions, but the Allies four persons in a shooting tray last ...... _:__.;____ ................. March 5 which  in te Camp Anza, Calif., officers' club and Attack From Italy wod up in Riverside, Calif.--(J..P Wirephoto). Allied Headquarters, Naples---!5ovtet Embassy bP)--Italy-based American heavy " bombers today attacked rail fa- cilities in southeastern France for I the third successive day. kept the day'night assault thunder- I ta ff Pmnm ing with attacks on Europe byl,l%ll I lV%dIV,,I ]ighter craft from Britain and with I Italy-based four-engined bombers  t II  '" striking southern French rail cen- I I IlIl l ters. /U %lUll JU/lU It was the second assault in a ]ittl.e more than 12 hours on the chemical center of Ludwigshafen, hit last night by RAP Mosquitos which also pounded the Rothe Erda rail yards at Aachen. Few Fighters Intercept The Berlin radio said the Rhine- land cities of Karlsruhere and Mannheim had been hit with "sub- stantial quantities" of explosives and incendiaries. It added that weather conditions had kept all but few of Germany's fighter inter- eeptors from making contact with the American bomber formations and their escorts. London observers said that Al- lied formations including hundreds of Flying Fortresses and Liberators (Continued on Page Nine) e ? f } Report Pacific Front Activity London --.P.)--- Travelers arriv- ing in Turkey said today that the staff of the Sovie embassy in Sofia has begun packing its belongings and making other preparations for departure, perhaps as a prelude to Russian break in relations with Bulgaria. The reports followed close on the expiration Thursday midnight of a purported Soviet ultimatum to Bul- garia to cease her pro-German ac- tiivties and coincided with the ar- rival of German reinforcements in the monarchy. Describe Ultimatum Ankara dispatches sold the Rus- sian ultimatum, delivered May 19 by the Soviet charge d'affaires was in two parts: 1. Unless pending Russo-Bulgar- ian question were olved immedi- ately, the Soviat ambassador would not return to Sofia and Russia would not agree to the nomination of any ncw Bulgarian ambassador. 2. Since Bulgaria was violating its neutrality by efficaciously aid. ing the enemy, a complete diplo- Pick Successor Loomisat From an original field of 56 men, four candidates for the office of superintendent .Of schools remained today for action by the board of education Monday night. The board will select a successor to G. F. Loomis, who has been superintendent since 1921 and who !is retiring from office on July 1, at !a special meeting in the school ad- ministration building Monday eve- ning at 7;30 o'clock The commissioners have corn- their preliminary investiga- of the men, and their qualifi- cations were discussed at length at a three-hour meeting held Friday night at the conclusion of a lcial hearing of the proposed military training jproject. The meeting end- ed at 1:0 a. m. Four Cadld. The four men from whom one will be selected Monday night are: Dr. Forest E. Conner, director of secondary education and assist- ant superintendent of schools at Hibbing, Minn. Dr. Loyd E. Grimes, assistant state superintendent of public in- struction at Jefferson City, Mo. T. J. Jeusen, M. A., superintend- nt of schools at Fond du Lac. W. F. Waterpool, M. A., upcr- intendent of schools at Mainette. Four members of the board, all who could make the trips, visited the home towns of the candidates, made thorough surveys, talked to many persons, and returned with complete reports on the individual. Commissioners Dan Lencioni and Frank Slyer visited Grimes' com- munity at Jefferson CRy; Lencioni and Ray Anderson went to Mari- nette and Fond du Lac, and Sivers and Chester Hubbard went to Hib- bind. t Report Bulgarian Troops in Desertion Bari, Italy -.--(/PP...- Mass deser- tions by Bulgarian troops in south- eastern Yugoslavia were reported by the headquarters of the Yugo- slav partisan military mission to- day, with a spokesman asserting that morale is weakening notice- ably as tension mounts in the Bal- kans. Whole platoons and companies are deserting, the spokesman said. Another report reaching here, which was unconfirmed, said the Germans had begun disarming Bul. i {Continued on Nine} gar troops in southern Serbia. }Y Uni P ] I I " PS[e American planes bombed and _ _ .trafed Japanese bas and airfields ! l r,v.'.H ," in the Pacific and southwest Pacific q., %- .M L,# Wednesday and Thursday. it was Check Honor Roll As a Memorial Day Duty definitely reported as having made the supreme sacrifice in the war. Every effort has also been made to make this complete but any addi- tional information will be wel- comed. Those listed as "missing in action" have not been so desig. nated unless there has been a further report. The annual Memorial Day serv. ices in Kenosha are to be held to. morrow -- Sunday afternoon -- as previously announced, this day having been selected to give more of the public an opportunity to par. ticipate in this tribute of respect` The highlights of the ceremonies, as announced in detail heretofore, include: 10:30 a.m.---Joint services at the First Christian church. 1:30 p.m.---Ceremonies at Soldiers Plot, Greenridge cem- etery; parade line to form. 2:00 p.m.--Parade line s t a r t s moving. 2:30 p.m.Wreaths placed on Sol- diers' and Lincoln Monuments. 3:00 p.m.--Memorial Services in Lake Front Stadium. 4.30 p.n---Services for Navy Dead at Lake Font. announced today, while American infantrymen still fought to wrest Maffin airdrome from the enemy. Targets in the Pacific were Kusaie, Ponape, Shumushu airfield in the Kuriles, and the battered enemy garrisons in the Marshalls which have been cut off from effec. rive help. Heavy bombers rained explosives on Manokwari and Biak island's Mokmer airdrome at Dutch New Guinea, while on the mainland American troops were fighting at the edge of Marlin airstrip. Sank Five Jap Barges American P-T boats dashed into Sarmi harbor Tuesday night and sank five Japanese barges :off Van- deemoea island and destroyed five enemy gun emplacements near Maffin with shellfire. All raiding American planes in both the Pacific and southwest Pa. cific returned safely to their bases after encountering generally light enemy anti-aircraft resistance. in Burma, Chinese troops cap- tured the Japanese stronghold of Warong, 12 miles northeast of Ka. maing and inflicted heavy losses on the enemy. Other Chinese forces were strengthening the Al- lied ring around Myitkyina, where Sino-Amerlcan infantrymen still Weae battling the trapl-d Japane Relatives of Kenosha and Ke- :nosha county men and women who are in the military service were urged today to take the Me- morial Day period as a time to check the Service Honor Roll, lo- cated at the southeast corner of the Elks clubhouse lawn to make sure that the name of their son, brother or husband or sister or daughter, who is in the military service, is listed there. 'Fhis Honor RoD has been brought as nearly to date as it could be done," declared Ray L. Smith, chairman of the war com- mittee of the Kenosha Elks Lodge, which has constructed and main- tained this tribute to the men in service. "But we are aware that we have not been able to secure the names of some of those who are in service. We want it com- plete and therefore we urge rela- tives to scan the lists and, if the name for which you are particu- larly looking is not listed, to report it immediately at the omce in the Elks Clubhouse or send in the name to the War Committee of the Elks Lodge." During the past few days gold stars have been placed before the names of those who have been north. Though the Allies have had proof that the German command has been using Rome as a communica- tions center and for other military purposes, the Vichy broadcast claimed the enemy would not de, fend the Italian capital because "it already has been declared an open town." "The capture of Rome would bring no new element in the gen- eral conduct of the war except for the prestige "that would be gained by this success," Vichy said. "It is well known that the German high command has stated on many pre- vious occasions it would accept battle only north of Rome on a line of resistance prepared many Monday f=" ago." Stockholm dispatches suggested that the success of the Allied of- fensive in Italy may result in the invasion of western Europe be- ginning sooner than previously had been planned. Signal for Invasion The Stockholm correspondent of the London Daily Telegraph said the German people were being told that the battle for Rome, "now nearing a decision, will probably be the signal for an Allied invasion from the west coordinated with a Russian offensive from the east`" Radio Berlin attributed the col- "By withholding reserves in western Europe," Berlin [ld, "the other hand, every day of the southern Italian campaign weakens the pwer of the opponent. "In the German camp, it ia quite clear that the enemy is very anxious to see 20 or more German divisions start an attack today or tomorrow and throw him back to the Garigliano and even to Naples or farther, if only this would bring about a noticeable weakening of the German anti-invasion forces. "On no account will reinforce- ments be sent from the west. Not even the gigantic Russian summer offensive, which soon will be ini- tiated, will change this decision of 'the German leaders." $ CELEBRATE CAPTURE OF CASSINO---British Eighth army veterans in smashed Cassino dance to a tune played by a Tommy (right) with l a harmonica in celebration of the capture of the long-besieged', rubble- strewn city This is an official British photo.(AP Wirephoto). Lightning Bolt Restores Hearing For Deat Woman Hammond, Ind. ---fiJ.PJ---Thanks to a friendly bolt of lightning, Mrs. Ignatz Spogis had her hear- ing back today. Mrs. Spogis had been dent since last February when she suffered an ear infec. tion. A bolt of lightning struck her louse last night, shocked her and restored her hearing, she said. d lapse of German defenses in ItaLy Chinese Take to the German command's refusal to divert trooPs massed in west- ern Europe to a "minor theater of w,.. tJap Stronghold full freedom of movement. On the ? Crowd isSmall, But No Decision Bund Decision Case Arcjued In North Burma Southeast A s i a Headquarters, Kandy, Ceylon,  (U.P.) -- Chinese forces have captured Warong, Jap- anese stronghold 12 miles northeast of Kamaing in northern Burma, while in the Bishenpur area a Japanese battalion virtually was annihilated and its commander killed, an Allied communique said today. Warong fell to a unit of the 38th Chinese division which killed more than 100 Japanese in the attack. The Chinese forces also inflicted heavy casualties on the Japanese north of Kamaing and captured a huge enemy supply dump after am- bushing a party of 16 Japanese, killing 14. American and Chinese forces under Lt. Gem Joseph W. Stilwell, advancing against heavy enemy fire from mortars and automatic weap- ons, drove a mile and a half closer to Myitkyina, where other Sino- American troops were still fighting the trapped Japanese defenders of the city. Stilwelrs troops struck from Zigyun, a few miles south of Myitkyina. Repuke Counter-Attacks Twelve miles south of Bishenpur, Sen. Shearer ITo Be Candidate For Re-election district, consisting of Kenosha and Walworth counties, in the state sen- ate and before that was a member of the state assembly for a number of years, will be a candidate for :t'-elect/on to the state IIt ac- cording to information which be- came public 'todIy. Senator Shearer's papers /or the Republican nomination for the I office are now in circulation and have ample signatures for filing. It was ]earned that they will be filed in Madison shortly. He is now serving his fourth term as state senator from this district and in addition during the past session of the state legislature was re-elected President.Pro.Tern- pore of that body. During that session, due to the fact that Lieut.- Governor Goodland became Acting Governor, Senator Shearer per- formed all of the duties of the lieu- tenant-governor in presiding over the deliberations of the state senate. Has Had Long Service Senator Shearer has one of the longest records of service of all the state legislators. After serving for many years as a city alderman he was elected a member of the state assembly in 1922 to represent the first district of Kenosha county and served ably in that capacity until 1929 when he took his seat in the state senate. He has served on many important committees both of the assembly and of the senate and has served three ses- sions as chairman of the committee on agriculture and labor. Japanese counter-attacks were .e.IRAF C0mpleles pulsed and the enemy suffered heavy casualties. Japanese attacks also were turned back on the Palel- Tamu road. Allied Minincj Operations Ewald Schneider, Kenosha col fee route supervisor who is one of ten former members of the Ger- man-American Volksbund against whom denaturalization proceedings; have been initiated in the federal court in Milwaukee, should not be associated with the decision of Fed- erai Judge F. Ryan Duffy, Milwau- kee, given on Thursday, according :to Schneider's counsel. A stipulation was entered in the court, and not previously reported in the press, that testimony per- taining to acitviUes of the Milwau- kee members of the bund unit would not affect Schneider's status in the case The court's decision Condemned the Milwaukee 5und as "un-Amer- ican and subversive," adding that "its teachings were contrary to the principles of the United States Constitution." The claim is also made today that as far as Schneider is con- cerned his citizenship status has not been effected, and that mem- bership in the bund, in the deci- sion of the court, did not in itself form a bar to American citizenship. The counsel's contention is that the statement that Schneider was "a foe of America" is incorrect' and that.the decision "exonerates Schneider of any imputation that his bund membership automatically branded him as a foe of America." Further decisions of the court are being awaited in the Schneider case. The degree of support of the original charges will affect the petition for revokation of citizen- ship, and these are based on testi- mony outlining Schnieder's activi- ties as a member of the bund. The original complaint in each case alleges that the representa- tions made by the defendant in his petition for naturalization and in his oath of allegiance were fradnient for the following rea- sons: (1) That he did not in good faith renounce or intend to re- nounce all allegiance and fidelity to Germany but in fact retained and intended to retain allegiance and fidelity to Germany, and (2) that he was not in fact attached to the principles of the Constitu- tion and that he did not intend to support the Constitution and laws of the United States against all enemies, foel and domestic. Southeast of Kohima, forces occupied more enemy posi- tions, and south of Kohima, where the enemy had been showing signs (Continued an Pal Seven) Liberators, Not Invaders-FDR Washington -- (U,B  President Roosevelt wants the people of Eu- rope to understand that when AI. Allied Headquarters, Naples -- (/P)---A new series of mining opera. tions, covering hundreds of miles of the Danube river -- the vita: water llighway of the Balkansha: been completed by Royal Air ,Force Liberators and Wellingtons of the Strategic air force, it was an- nounced officially today. Mining of the Danube, carried out at low altitude and at night, has effectively reduced German waterway traffic to the eastern front. Although there was little evi- dence that the community gen- erally appears much concerned over wheter or not there is voluntary military training for high school youths, a small crowd that turned out at the invitation of the board of education to discuss the subject made dp m arguments what it l.acked in size. The meeting was held in the school administration building and was called for 7 p. m. Friday. At that hour only two members of the board and seven spectators were on hand. At 7:30, all but one of the commissioners had arrived, and the crowd had increased to 21 per- sons, including two women. Dan Lencioni, president of the board, then announced the board would wait until 8 o'clock to open the meeting. At that hour there were 34 present, and by the time the meeting was adjourned at 10:30 p. m., the crowd numbered 47 per- sons, including three women and ten of the members of the high school cadet corps. Much Ornery After the first two hours of ora- tory, it was apparent that a large of the discussion had strayed fir from the subject at hand. but the crowd appeared to enjoy it and no attempts were made to cur- tail the speeches or the speakers until they were rising for the second and third time to talk. To report all of the arguments brought out would be a monumen- tal task. It was apparent that there were as many on one side as on the opposing side, and applause that greeted one speaker against military training was matched by that which followed a talk by a proponent. It was apparent also that the school board could grasp at little to help it reach a decision as far as definite community sen- timent is concerned. There was no decision Most of the speakers said they represented no organization. Those groups that were represented with official spokesmen were the Amer- ican Legion, the CIO Council, the United Auto Workers (CIO) union, the Kenosha Trades and Labor Council (AFL), a citizens commit- tee of five, and the high school cadet corps. Studmts Steal the Show But when it came to spectacular presentation of arguments, with the fervor and enthusiasm of a worthy antagonist, the high school students themselves held the spot- light. Three spoke. They were Raympnd Johnson, state high school oratorical champion, who said he was against military train- ing; Gene Marlatt, of the cadet Anzio beachhead, Germans on the main front were defeated in heavy tank fighting and fell back, leav. ing masses of equipment, includ- ing tanks, behind them. Lt. Gen. Mark W. Clark's recon. naissance troops in the Artena area, pacing the drive from the beachhead, had advanced about 12 and a half miles north of the for- mer beachhead perimeter after the Allies beat back sharp enemy counter-attacks" in which 15 huge tiger tanks participated. An official report said the enemy appeared to be pulling back heavy artillery from the Cisterna-Val. montone road. Surge Up Liri Valley i Surging up the Liri valley, the Eighth army defeated the Germans in a furious tank battle west of the Melfa river, knocking out 12 tanks. Then Canadian and British forces pushed to within two miles of Arce, near the confluence of the Liri and Sacco rivers, and to with- in two or three miles of Ceprano, important road Junction on the Cassino.Rome highway. These vtal road junctions con- trol communications at the head of the Liri valley where Highway Six (the Via Casilina) begins its long, straight stretch through a wide valley to Rome, Desperate Nazis threw in rein. forcements at several danger pointa, and used more armor and mobile forces minst the Eighth army's IAr vailey thru than at an.v pre- vtou time in the Italian campaign. Field Marshal Alber g rushed a hurriedly-mmbled b tle group of the 334th German in. ntry division from the Adriatic sector into the line against the Fifth army forces, including the French, who are advancing north- ward toward Ceprano. Reinforcements Smashed But these reinforcemen were beaten back and the Allies cap- tured both San Giovanni and Pas- tena, both heavily-defended strong points. Boring steadily into enemy de- fenses further west, the French seized Monte Rotondo and Monte Quattodorci, and yesterday reached the outskirts of Amasemo, eight miles west of Pastena. An Allied official spokesman de- clared "a tremendous amount of motor movement" was observed further southwest, where other Fifth army troops crossed the Asemo river and took the village of Castella Valentino. "All the German divisions in the line and in reserve at the start of the offensive now have been drawn into the main battle area, including two from the Adriatic flank," this official said. All along the right flank of the Fifth army, near its junction with the Eighth army, resistance weak- ened gradually. This presumably resulted from the German com- mand finally acknowledging futility of attempting to hold on any longer (Continued on Page TWO) corps, who carried the brunt of the * arguments for military I I (jrlll and John Bernardi, cadet corps captain, who pleaded that the boys who want military training be given an opportunity to have it 0 in Chicago Other speakers were Judge Ed- ward J. Ruetz, who charged that military training for those who ask it was not a debatable question, and pleaded that the board should Chicago  (U.R) -- More than 150 not turn it down; Floyd Kishline, persons, 100 of them sailors, were commander of the American Legion hospitalized here today with pto- post, who gave a discourse on the maine poisoning which police said principles and purposes of the ! apparently resulted from eating American Legion: Ross Phelps, rice pudding in a chain of restau- chairman of the American Legion rants in the city. Americanism committee; Dominick Police and physicians continued Ciotti, of the CIO council; Preston report additional victims, but the (Continued on Pace Five) cause of the trouble could not be determined definitely until further investigation. Nine of the cases were of an ex- ceptionally virulent nature, and lied troops land on the continent this summer they will be there as Pupils Buy Army Plane liberators, not as invaders. 1 t is news He made this po'nt a h" I'I'TW =.  m ' . 'ww T%  hospital authorities theorized that conference yesterday when he[]' -I'] f,]f, #1,= a great number of additional poison heartily endorsed the idea that I ,, ,'  AJVA, victims endured attacks in their forthcoming major military opera- homes without medical aid. tions in Europe should be regarded With the war stamps and bonds When the total had reached!trea_ z, to "-"-I as liberation, rather than as inva-lpurchased by the pupils of thel$15,000 the War Finance Office wasj ...... ' 'sion. Washington junior high school dur-Inotified, and immediately the dis-[ Victims began streaming into As the president was holding his,ing the schooI year just drawing]tinction was heralded as one of the Wesley Memorial hospital at about press conference, War Information to a close, the Army Air Forces outstanding school achievements in]7 p. m. last night, and at an early Director Elmer Davis told report- have been presented a Fairchild Wisconsin. ihour this morning 100 sailors and The school received a duplicate ithree civilians had applied for mad- copy of the plaque that will beiical aid. attached to a new training plane I Joel I. Connolly, first assistant to shipped from the Fairchild Air- Dr. Herman N. Bundesen, president craf" -lant at Hagerstown, Md., to of the board of health, said two the ,,my Air Forces. employes of the chain restaurant ers that-"invasion" still applies to Cvermany. Invade Axis Nations "We are not invading France; we are liberating France," he said. "But when it comes to Germany and her stooge countries the word is invasion." Mr. Roosevelt took the occasion to underline two points: I. There definitely will be b/g scale military operations in Europe this summer. 2. The Ali/es are farther ahead in their post-war planning than they were at the same stage of the ]a. war. PT-19 training plane. The fit school in Kenosha to reach that distinction, the recogni- tion was given by G. F. Loomis, superintendent of schools, Friday afternoon to the pupils acting in his capacity as a representative of the state war finance office. Louis F. Rahr, principal of the school, outlined the plan. The pupils organized a Stamp Club, comprising the home room repre- sentative. It was their job to stim- ulate sales so that the school could ,earn the Minute Man flag and maintain its high rating in per-lerson, Tom Schilling, John Seg- centage of stamp purchases weekgiari, Violet Staskus, Josephine er week, ISurdo, Loran Tucker. Mrs. Earl Howard, Washington school teacher, is sponsor of the club, and the members are Beverly Hay, president' ]Bernice Chiapetta, James Creel, .thel Derango, Joyce Dilley, Milo Fechner, Jerome Guido, Elnore Haubrich, Velrna Hudson, Fred Keyes, Francis Par- sons, Ruth Pellegrino, Elaine Pet- company had been questioned and that samples of the rice pudding and of the contents of the suffer- ers' stomachs would be analyzed. An additional investigation was launched by the navy intelligence :department. : First victims reported were a group of 30 inductees stricken at the naval recruiting office and in- duction center here yesterday aft- ernoon. !( ':( , t e? " q