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\\; 4- .?. -+ Pege Two Dionne Quintuplets to Mark Tenth Anniversary on Sunday Caliander, Ont. --  -- The Dionne quintuplets, the only identical quints in recorded htstory to survive, will be l0 years old tomorrow. For the five girLs---Yvonne. Cecile, Annette, Marie, and Emil/e, it will be more than • birthday. After June 30, they will cease being wards of the Canadian government, and decisions in all matters concerning them, except financial ones. will devolve tBiddle to Get Because their birthday this year falls on Sunday, no special cele- bration has been phmned. The girls will get up---- usual--at 6:30 a. m., say their prayers and make their own beds. At seven they will have breakfast, and eat silently. The large Dionne family, II strong, is not permitted to talk at meals. "If everybody talked we wouldn&apos;t be able to hear ourselves think," Papa Dionne says. ]Plan Quiet Celebration In the morning the quints will play on the spacious lawn of their 'Day in Court' In Ward Baffle Washington -- (U.9 -- Attorney General Francis Biddie may get hiz "day in court" in the Senate, Just year-old 10-room home. In the as he did in the House, to explain afternoon, as a special treat, the his side of the Montgomery Ward quints may be taken for an auto- mobile ride. There will be a quiet family cele- bration at dinner, with a cake and a small pile of presents for each girl. The presents will remain a secret until opened; Pap• Diorme insists on that. In the evening • few friend• may drop in, but there will be no party. The only children visiting the quints will be the three children of their guard, J• A• Chalifoux. The Challfoux children are the girls" constant companions, and the only children outside the family to attend the Dlonne school. There under the supervision Of two nuns, the equivalent of a convent educa- tion is given, with classes con- ducted in French. English is a spe- cial study, and Dionne` who for many years was adamant against it now hopes that his children will speak both French and English proficiently. E:nate Fart-,. The quints, who until they moved in with their family over • year ago had a yearly mainte- nance biU of $40,000, now are be- lieved to have an estate of $1,000,- 000 and possibly more• Most of this has come from postcards, sou- venn's, endorsements, and a few appearances• Of the five, Marie is considered the charmer, and she is the one who receives the most fan mail. Fnilie is a mimic, and loves to act. An- nette is the student and the musi- cian. although all sing and play th, e piano easily. Yvonne is considered the leader, and is somewhat moth- erly toward the rest. Cecile is quiet but observant. None is a beauty; all are healthy, and despite the fact that at the end of their first week they averaged less than two pounds apiece, all now are plump, active, and vigor- OU• Seek toSpeed Prisoner Aids Gallup, N. M. -- . -- W. B• McCoilum, executive secretary of the New Mexico war relief commis- sion, was believed today to have received permlasion to fly to Vladi. vostok to try to expedite the de- Livery of relief supplies for Amer. /can war prisoners in Japan. Dominic Rollie, Gallup postmas- ter, said he had received a letter from Rep• , M. Fernandez, D., N. M. in Washington saying that McCullum should be "on his way by now." McCullum's whereabouts were unknown, however, and it was re- ported at Washington that the state department had not approved, a passport for him. To Talk with Jspe Dr. V. EL Speney, Albuquerque, national president of the Bat•an relief organization, said that Mc- Collum also wished to go to Mos- cow to talk with Japanese diplo- mats relative to securing a promise for better treatment for American prisoners. New Mexico had more men cap. tured at the fall of Bat•an and CorregMor than any other state in the Union MaJ. Virgil McCol. lure, a brother of the relief organ. ization'$ secretary, is a prisoner of the Japanese. Former ODT Examiner Pleads Guilty in Cour00 Madison, Wis. -- (.4:') -- Marcus Pratt, former Office of Defense Transportation examiner at La Crosse, pleaded guilty in federal court yeaterday to a charge of "padding" his expense account and wu fined $100, ordered to make restitution of $50, and placed on probation for one year. Judge Pat- rick T. Stone imposed and then smrpended a six months Jail sen- tence. Invasion Weather Dover. F.ngland  Light clouds and a haze hung over the straits today and • mist in the early hours made visibility poor. A light southwesterly wind rippled the sea. The temperature at 9 a. m. was 56 degrees. The barometer rose during the night. KENOSHA EVENING NEWS VoL SO ' May 27, lg44 No. 1 KENOSHA EVENING NEWS May First Army Han00ed Camp Anza, Cal.  Uleu army reviewing agencies or Presi- dent Roosevelt should intervene, at. Beaufort G. Swancutt will be the first army officer to be hanged for murder in the .United States by order of a court martial since World War I. colA military court appointed by J. K. Herbert of the Los An- ,geles port of embarkation yestetlay found the 31-year.old La Crosse, Wis•, officer guilty on charges of murdering four persons and wound- ing four others, and sentenced him to be "hanged by the neck until dead." Previously the military tribunal had declared Swancutt was sane i Advances Last Hiohway (Continued from Pap One) in that area, and deciding to try pulling big forces out of danger of being cut off and enveloped by the Americans' deep penetration in front of the Valmontone line. Give Ground Relnetmtly Germans gave ground reluctant- ly as the Fifth army widened the breach in their defenaes north and northwest of Cistern• and fought ever deeper into the salient pointed at Highway Six. Cori fell to this attack Thursday night, after a stubborn battle in which Clark's force f o u g h t through dug-in position| and Saturday, May 27, 1944 q War in Brief ITALY -- Fifth army vanguards from Anzo beachhead slice through enemy flank to w/thin 2½ miles of Valmontone and iVa Castiliua, last escape route to Rome for 17 Nazi divisions fleeing from southeast. AIR WAR -- American bombers and fighters reported by Berlin radio to be striking at Germany in appar e nt resurgence of pre- invasion bombing after one day lull due to murky weather. RUSSIA  Soviet naval bomb- ers and dive-bombers attack large German convoy in Barents sea, sinking two transports and escort vessel• BURMA  Chinese forces in northern Burma capture Japanese stronghold of Warong, 12 miles northeast of Kamaing. PACIFIC  American planes blast and strafe Kuaie. Ponape, Shumushu airfield in Kuriles. and enemy garrison in Marsh•]is. March 5, when the shootings took place during and following a dance at the Officers' Club here. SPANKED -- Mrs. Elizabeth Bald Heinz (above) was spanked by her & Co. dispute, it appeared today.   If no error is found in the trial husband, Clifford Stanton Heinz, The likelihood was manifest FIGHT DIF,48E IN FLOOD %RF.MtJ$--Although flood waters of thetand no mitigation of sentence is 24, when she punished their child, after Biddle accused a Senate ju. Des Moines river are subsiding and thousands are returning to theirlrecommended, Lt Swanc tt will be Clifford, 4, according to testimony diclary subcommittee of "star homes, polluted water still carries the threat of disease• Dr. D. L.]executed, possibly on this army given by Heinz in Los Angeles chamber proceedings" in issuing a Rater gives typhoid injections to a baby at an emergency health clintclreservation, some time within the court in • suit to obtain custody of :report yesterday chm-ging him with in Ottumwa, Ia., as mother and nurse (right) stand by.--(NEA Tele.[next six weeks. He will be recog- the boy.--(AP Wirephoto). "erroneous, misleading, irrelevant photo). [nized as an officer until such time and immaterial statements" in ad. 'as the execution notice may be re- Moves[ °''v"'r°° ' Iuka vising President Roosevelt he had carrired Descr,be S o-'u° '° - 00"°IToday's War00. report said out.andhe would be strlpped of hiS•he sentence would be Biddie was "in error" in hi ad- , Convoy tl ack vice to Mr. Roosevelt, and declared By LOUIS F. KF2gMI that the president did not have Unfl Pm War Editor either "'constitutional or statutory Allied forces in seutharn Italy gained all along the 70.mile battle powers" to issue the order, front today and at its western end advanced 12 miles to Artena, $ Blddle, praising the miles from Valmontone one, he Casllina highway leading to Rome. report by the third The air offenstve from Britain against the continent was resumed on member, Sen. Ernest W. a larger scale by British and American bombers and fighters after a land D. Ariz., asserted that the comparatively quiet day caused b oo00,oo IBritons Nazis mrentiy based on hearsay inform•. As the Germans retreated slowly tion gatherd by one of its agents and stubbornly in what was from conversations held in Chicago described officially as "hard fight- ? mitres." controlled Yichy radio said the MeCarran is Silent Germans would abandon Rome without a fight and withdraw to a Sen. Pat McCarran, D., Nev., who prepared defense line to the north. is also chairman of the full Judi-, At the same time radio Berllni, Rail Servi, ciary comm/ttee, declined to an- was referring to Italy as • minor[ll  ver Biddie'a retort pending full theater of war and declaring that[ ||| _ committee action June lg. under no circumstances wouldJ " "I'm not going to get into any trOOpS be withdrawn from its anti-I newspaper controversy with the invasion defenses in w • s t e r n London -- (U.e.) -- Both Britain attorney general," he told report- Europe to reinforce Italy or meetIand Germ£uy ordered further cuts era. '"the subcommittee report is any other threat, in train service today as a step in. The full comm/ttea has received The progress of the battle in it and has given anybody who Italy made it increasingly prob- wants to until June 12 to file oh- able, however, that the German jecttons to it or to request hear- withdrawal beyond Rome or even ings. And on June 19 the commit, to the Alban hills defense line be. tee will decide what it will do. low the capital would not be ac- Until then, I have nothing to say." complished without further heavy Other judiciary committee me•- losses. hers, though not criticizing the subcommittee for making its re-Mence Retreat IAne port without holding hearings, ap- The advance units of the Fifth pc•red to agree that army which pushed completely hearings would be held. through the Leplni mountains to Sen• A. B. Chandler, D., the outskirts of Artena presented said that "nothing that has been an imminent threat to the Via Casi- done up to now precludes hear- line, chlef line of retreat for the toward clearing railway lines for essential military traffic in connec- tion with the invasion and subse- quent battles. British railways announced that cheap fare railway journeys for wives of British, dominion, colo- nial and allied servicemen would be reduced drastically beginning June 1 "due to the need for a progressive reduction in passenger services." All British passenger trains al- ready were subject to cancellation without further notice• Despite the possibility that they may become Swancutt stood unflinchingly a the court read to him the unani. m°us verdict of the12"°fficer panel" 0'n U S Troops Two guards immediately placed handcuffs on him, and he was taken to his wheelchair Just outside the ' " courtroom• "Oh, heLL I forgot my cap," he said as he reached his chair. The overseas cap was recovered from the improvised courtroom in the hospital area, and he was wheeled to the detention ward. Swancutt's family  his mother Mrs. Caroline Swancutt; his sister Mrs. Beatrice Wright; his brothe Corp. Wellington Swancutt, and his estranged wife, Gertrude -- said they held hope that %•hen the mat- ter is reviewed by higher and more understanding authorities" there would be a decision which would afford him hospitalization. They said they thought he was insam March 5. Climaxed Mental Laie Swancutt maintained he suffered a mental blackout that lasted from a few hours before the shootings until several days later, and he de- nied he had any intent or motive to murder Dorothy Douglas, whom he said he planned to marry after the war; Lourdine Liver•ore, her friend; Capt. Aubrey G. Settling, his immediate superior, and a Riverside policeman, Arthur O. Simpson• The military court's verdict goes to CoL Herbert and then to the On the Road to Valmontone, Italy -- (U,PJ -- The German dive bombers had gone and a glassy- eyed private, his right sleeve ripped open and blood dripping from his fingers, dazedly climbed back onto the mountain road. "My gang hit the dirt," he said. "After it was over, I looked around• You know, not one of those other guys got up. No one. I was the only one." The bombing had done little mili- tary damage and the casualties were not high, as judged by mili- tary men. But the men had been free from attack so long because of Allied air superiority that they were shocked by it all. Caught Long Convoy The Germans caught the mile- long American convoy as it was winding along a mounatin road toward Valmontone. It was the first time that the troops from the Anzio beachhead had been bombed and strafed from the air since teir offensive began• No one had paid any attention to the planes until six of them sud- denly swooped low with machine guns chattering. Then troops turn- crossed ur belts of mines. Then they occupied Monte 00ro,00nollnterpret Turn southeast of Cori  and cut the GullaneIlo.Velietri road. Late last night it seemed Ameri- cans were driving the Germans[f r_.JL_. _ A-- steadily out of Velletri, a key point]I ][ rtrllAl[I T(! in the defense line 16 miles belowl/ I/1/111 I / Rome• Associated Press Corre- I spondent Daniel DeLuce reported J1. of %1 J fires were ranging in Velletri, andl|l  Vl I/Nfli/f it was indicated the enemy had |IIU lllUU-M[I¥ moved his artillery back into the -- -- ...... hills, away from the city• "The enemy appears to be further Washington .--(U,D-- Authorita. thinning out the forces on our left five American sources today inter. flank, with troops along the Anzio- preted Great Britain's "'change of Albano road taking up new posl- horses" in Yugoslavia as a sign of tions in the vicinity of Carroceto," her determination to compete with said an AU/ed commentator. "'Con. the Soviet Union for the dominant siderable motor movement is noted position held there before the war from south to north along the on- by France. tire bridgehead front, with our air They, place far more emphasis on harassing all movements with great the political significance of the effect." move than on the military conse. Hurl Counter-Attacks The Germans launched incessant counter-attacks against the left flank of the Fifth army salient, em- ploying ale•cuts of the Lobo regi- ment of the 92nd infantry division, which has Just been brought from north of Rome to stabilize the final iine. Even while he was quickly pull- ing some of his long.range weapons out of danger, the enemy laid down substantially heavier fire on roads over which the Americans swarmed north from Cisterna. • Scores of new prisoners were taken in this area, including the second regimental commander and the staff of the Nazi 362nd division. Castrocielo and Roccasecca, towns nestling in the foothills on northern edges of the Liri valley west-north- west of Cassino, were quickly cleared by Indian and other troops. In this area paratroopers aban. doned two Mark four tanks in good running condition, and three anti- tank guns were abandoned in Piedi- monte, along with masses of equipment and material. Over I,000 Prisoners quences. They point out that Brit. ain, having lost control of the Medi. terranean once. is concerned about the future of all parts of that area. Britain is believed to have rea. soned that her chances of keeping pace with Russia's growing influ. ence in Yugoslavia will be better if she seeks the favor of the same factions supported by the Soviets the Part£sans. Seeks Yugoslav Unity Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced this week that he was tossfng Gen. Draja Mikhallowtch aside and hence forth will support Marshal Tito, Partisan leader. Churchill's hope is to get all Yugo. slav forces united under Tito, but only extreme optimists expect Mik. hallo•itch to place himself and his followers under Tito's command• Balkan observers who have oI. lowed Yugoslav complexities start their analysis of Britain's latest move with World War L Before that time Austria-Hungary and Czarist Russia competed for Balkan influ. once, each supporting different fac. • ions 'to protect their positions by preventing inter-Balkan coopera. Lion. ings" if the full committee decides Germans falling back rapidly along to hold them. the Liri valley from the Cessino- Mt• Cairo area. Favors Hearings The Allied effort in the Vel/etri- Sea Homer B. Fergun, R., Valmontone area beyond the for-! Mich., said he had "no criticism mar Anzio beachhead was directed whatsoever' for the subcommittee, at cutting across the Via Casilina but that he favored hearing in all and the rear of these retreating investigations. 'l'ne nearer we get forces. Velletri and Valmontone to court procedure," he said, "the are strong points in the new Get- better off we are." man defense line running from the Sen. Carl Hatch, D., N. M., said sea along the Alhan hills to Ave- it always had been his opinion that zanno In the interior. At its coastal "if the Judiciary committee wu go- end it is less than 20 miles from ing to make a report, full and com- Rome. plate hearings should be held." One column of the Fifth army, The House Ramspeck committee advancing along the Appian way conducting • parallel Ward in. captured Cisterna, was with- quiry heard Biddle for six hours in three miles of Velletrl. last Wednesday during which he The German retreat Was accom- stoutly defended the constitution, panied by increasing losses of men ality of the president's action, and equipment to the strafing ac- Not only Biddle, but the CIO tivities of the Allied air force. and the CIO union' affected by the Almost unopposed, Allied fighters Ward dispute had asked to be and light bombers kept up a con- heard before the McCarron Senate stant fire on roads Jammed with subcommittee but were turned enemy troop columns and vehicles. At least 500 vehicles were destroy- down. ed and 300 damaged yesterday, Failed to Cite Cases making the total for three days Biddle condemned the subcom-more than 1,450 destroyed and mittee's failure to cite cases show. 1,200 damaged. ing that the president did not have Bombers Cross Channel "constitutional powers to act in the Montgomery Ward case." He In the air war over Europe, two pointed out that the subcommittee large formations of bomJers and made no reference to supreme fighters were observed sweeping court cases 'Nvhich clearly recog, across the channel, and the Berlin nlze such powers," all of which, radio sounded the alarm over west- he said, were "referred to in a era and southwestern Germany. copy of my brief used in the Mont- During the night twin-engined gomery Ward proceeding• and filed Mosquito bombers of the RAF struck at Ludwigshafen, industrial with the subcommittee." center in the German Rhineland Meanwhile, the War Labor and the Aache/ rail head, from Board has called hearings for next which main lines radiate to the Wednesday at which coastal defenses. Ward & Co. will be asked to Bombers from the Mediterranean cause-why the terms of the expired air force sowed mines in the Dan° .labor contract with its employes ube river waterway artery during should not be reinstated the night, following up yesterday's agreement on a new contract, attack by 750 American heavy The company refused to bombers on Lyon, Nice and five the old contract because it claimed other rail centers in southern the CIO union no longer repre. Fradce. seated a majority of its Chicago Elsewhere on the continent, properties' employez. However, Yugoslav partisans reported inflict- since that time the union has won ing heavy losses in repulsing Ger- a bargaining agency election in man attempts to break through Chicago and presumably the com. their lines in Croatia from Karlo- PonY'S former reasons would no vac. Moscow noted no change on longer be valid, the quiet eastern front but an- $ Green Bay OPA Office Announces Sefllement nounced that Soviet planes had sunk two large transports, • tor- pedo boat and an escort vessel in an attack on a large German con- voy in the Barents Sea on Thurs- day night. Reports persisted in Turkey that Green Bay OPA office Russia was preparing to break re- today settlement of a treble darn- lations with Bulgaria after expira- age action against M. C. Bruley, tlon without action of an ultima- Amherst Junction, charged with turn demanding that Bulgaria quit violating OPA regulations in the cooperating with Germany. sale and purchase of eggs. In the far east, it was announced Through his counsel, William that Chinese forces have captured Fisher, of Stevens Point, Bruley Warong, Japanese position 12 miles made a settlement of $575. northeast of their base at Kamalng Home Manpower Shortaqe Blamed In Chicaqo Theft in northern Burma. Heavy fight- ling continued for possession of Myitkyina. Pacific fleet headquarters at Pearl Harbor announced that American planes on Wednesday and Thursday had bombed Shumu- shu airfield in the Kurlles north of Chicago -- ,3 -- A maid is a Japan; Ponape and Kusaie in the maid in these days of wartime Caroline& and enenV positions in shortages. So when • woman ap- Marshal plied to Mrs. Anne Gordon for work, she didn't bother about Faces Major Dlmu references• She told police today At the moment when the Berll the new maid locked her in a radio is insisting that troops will closet and left with her purse not be withdrawn from western containing money and four ra- Europe to bolster the collapsing tion books. German defenses In the "minor stranded in the country, however, thousands of Londoners line up at stations for available trairs to the northwestern and Welsh coastal areas for the annual Whitsun holi- day. Ban Train Travel A Madrid dispatch to the London Daily Sketch told of the latest re- duction in train service in Ger- many. All passenger travel in western Germany, presumably as far north as Denmark, has been banned from June 1 and inhabi- arrny's Judge advocate general for review. No appeal can be taken. The automatic reviewing procedure is the only manner in which the sentence could be altered, but a death penalty recommendation also requires the president's signature, and the president fixes the time and place of the execution. Swancutt was confined to a wheelchair because of abdominal wounds inflicted by a policeman who sought to arrest him after the shooting affray. o, H.bur,, 00re,00eo, is Facirlg Dusseldorf and Cologne were warned to be prepared to go in- pnd on 30 minutes notice, the dis- patch said. Hamburg and Bremen" are Ger-New FJ00d Loss many's two biggest North sea ports and lie on the most direct invasion route to Berlin, while Essen, Dus- seldorf and Cologne are key rail- way Junctions between central Germany and the occupied inva- sion coast. The British ordnance service disclosed that school children, housewives and old-age pensioners have played a part in preparing for the assault on western Europe by packing 375,000,000 ordnance ar- ticles, parts and other articles in their spare time. King's Physician Dies New York ---()---- Dr. Harald Ern- berg, 69, private physician to King Gustef of Sweden, died hera Fri- day night. theater" of Italy, Marshal Albert Kesselring is threatened with dis. aster on the battlefield below Rome. ' " • Vichy radio says Kesselring will withdraw to prepared lines in the north without defending Rome, but that is easier said than done. The bulk of his forces, comprising the 10th army being beaten back along the Liri valley, faces the prospect Burlington, Ia.-:--ll3--While 37 counties in central Iowa today cleared away the debris of the most disastrous flood in 40 years, new destruction "threatened the south- eastern section of the state, where the rising Mississippi and Iowa rivers strained at levees and the overflowing Skunk river has in- undated hundreds of farm acres• A company of Iowa national gtmrdsmen were sandbagging levees in the Green Bay area south of Burlington to prevent a recur- rence of the laves break yesterday which resulted in the flooding of many downtown buildings, while several manufacturing plants in the north river bottoms were forced to suspend operations. North of Burlington the situation also was regarded as critical as the Iowa river at Oakdale and the Mississippi threatened to tear out levees. Prisoners Aid Workers Meanwhile, in the flood-ravaged area between Fort Dodge and Ot- tumwa which in the past week experienced unprecedented losses in life, livestock and property dam- bled from their jeeps and trucks and ran down the mountainside. Other planes came over a fiat I00 feet above us and released their bombs. One bomb landed next to a jeep filled wiht boxes of hand grenades, mortar shells and machine gun bul- lets and the explosion touched them off. For 200 yards down the road, men lay sprawled against the bank or in the middle of the road. Some tried to rise, but most lay still. First it. George Hogden of Pitts- burgh, a young company comman- der who recently was awarded the Dsltingulshed Service Cross, was among those who clambered back onto the road. Company Wiped Out "Bombs practically wiped out one platoon of my company -- and it was the best damned company in the United States army," he said. Hogden Called the rest of his company, who had run into the woods. Just then another airplane was heard and everyone glanced apprehensively a. • the sky, but it turned out to be an observation The Fifth army's bag for the offensive passed 9,000, and the total count of prisoners was known to exceed 13,000. The enemy's severe losses of men and materials was boosted also by Allied tactical air forces, which yes. terday ran beyond the 2,650 mark its three-day score of vehicles de- stroyed by strafing and bombing roads behind the lines. Nazis sent 30 planes over the bat- tle area, of which three were shot down. The Mediterranean air force flew over 2,900 sorties, including a flight of 500 to 750 Fortresses and Liberators that bombed rail facili. ties in southeastern France, over which the Germans were sending reinforcements and armor toward the Italian front. Seven heavy bombers and 16 other planes were missing from the day's operations, which continued through the night, with RAF Liber. ators and Welllngtons bombing highways north of Rome. Expect Increased craft. H I,/ T I "Come on," Hogden ordered hisll'lflllllRV/r;IvPl men. "'The -- -- are finished. The X Spitfires are. after 'era now. They're 1 just shooting their wads. They're Nw Ynrtr rp "r..,.,o just doing that because we got emit/on official rnH ,,, .  ..... trapped on the southern front Let's toda i - ' ..... :- ":%': "'''" • y n anUcipati, oz nan•zing go!" Memorial day week-end travel 15 Hogden herded his men into line alongside the road and they moved forward again--minus one platoon. Other companies followed them. Russians .A,ni ck German Convoy Moscow -- (U.P,) -- Soviet naval bombers and dive-bombers at- tacked a large German convoy in the Barents sea Thursday night, per cent greater than last year, despite repeated appeals for a minimum of trips over the holiday• Bus companies and airlines said they expected capacity business while rvilread officials looked for a 10 to ]5 per cent increase over the simila: week-end in 1943. Utah Democrats Gather for Meet Salt Lake City -- (U2.) -- Utah of being cut off as American ad- vance units approach the Via Casi- lina to his rear. It seems increasingly probable that unless Kesselring gets imme- diate reinforcements he will not be able to make an adequate stand in the Alban hills nor to withdraw without having large bodies of his troops cut to pieces. Kesselring used almost the last of his reserves in a vain effort to prevent his right and left wings from being folded back at the Tar. raclna and Cassino ends of the so- called Adolf Hitler line. Now the Allied Fifth army has united its front and with the Eighth is closing in on him from threddirections. Granted that the Germans are not prepared to draw troops from the west, there still is the possi- bilRy of senilng reinforcements from northern. Italy or the Yugo- slavian frontier. It seems remote, however, and it is doubtful that they could arrive in time, so swift is the AJlled advance. Kesselring' s retreat is complicat- ed by Allied air supremacy which enables bombers and fighters to rake the roadways with a constant hail of fire. They must be causing great disruption if figures mean anything--l,450 vehicles destroyed and 1,200 damaged in the past three days. The battle of annihilation which the Allied command seeks may yet be fought in the hills below.R i age, 100 prisoners of war were assigned by Brig. Gen. Clarence H. Danieison, commanding officer of the Seventh Service command` to aid in restoring order out of chaos. The Des Moines river was re- ported to be generally stationary. A detail of 60 sailors at Ottumwa aided in evacuation and sandbag- ging work because of a slight rise, but the greatest danger was be- lieved past. sinking two transports totalling 15,000 tons, a torpedo boat and an escort vessel and seriously dam- aged a third transport and several other ships, a Russian communique said today• No major change was reported on the eastern front. The Russian planes also shot down 10 Gel••an aircraft, losing seven of their own. (A Berlin broadcast of a German war bulletin said that German Democrats. gathered here for their state convention today, were ex- pected to pledge their 10 votes at the Democratic national conven- tion to President Roosevelt• Roscoe Bodin, Utah State Demo. cratic chairman, said he expected little opposition to the proposal that the 20 convention delegates vote for the nomination of the president for a fourth term. Utah delegates have one-half vote each at the convention. /? : ] • : .: / w /. J "<.? - After the war, France fell heir to the dominant position by default;  " Austria-Hungary was no more; .... " Soviet Russia withdrew from Eur.  .  opean affairs; and Britain was in. . ;terested primarily in the far east. : % ern Mediterranean. 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