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Stqte Hitoricl ¼adison, Soclety The Weather= Mostly Cloudy and Cooler Tonight and Tuesday; 6trong Winds. VOL. LNO. 191 KENOSHA EVENING NEWS 12 PAGES KENOSHA, WISCONSIN, MONDAY, JUNE 5, 1944 12 PAGES Co9. Home Edition PRICE FOUR CENTS ::o? )-, e. , t }, £ 4¢ BOUQUET FOR A WEARY FIGHTER -- An Italian youth shown giv- ing a bouquet of flowers to a weary Yank whose tank is halted on edge of Rome before final successful drive on the city began. (Signal Corps Radio-telephoto from Italy; from NEA). Intensify Air Attack On Invasion Coast London -- iP) -- Approximately 1.250 American heavy bombers and fighters -- leading an Allied aerial assault of powerful proportions against the fortified French coast -- smashed military installations in the Boulogne and Calais areas today with an estimated 2,200 short tons of bombs. This was the fourth attack in a row against the Pas De 0000,0000iDrive r Trapped the area of France closest to Eng- land. and it came after RAF bombers attacked French coast ob- jectives and targets in Cologne, Since June began, the more than 200 miles of French coast line-- bristling with German guns---has 13.000 tons of bombs have been dumped on France by American and British heavy bombers alone in the last 72 hours• Area of Coneentrllon The greater part of this devastat ng weight of explosives has fallen in the Poe-De-Calais area and on Nazi strong points surrounding the channel ports of Boulogne, Calais, Dieppe and Dunkirk. The rest has been aimed mostly st road and rail communications as deep into northern France as Paris. The German radio soon after noon warned that single enemy planes were over the lower Dan- ube suggesting that Italy-based bombers were on the prowl. The Nazis asserted that Germany itself was free from enemy planes. - Flew 2,000 Sorties F 1 y i n g approximately 2.000 sorties the Mediterranean Allied air force yesterday destroyed and damaged at least 1,200 enemy vehicles in front of the advancing Fifth and Eighth armies. Strong formations of heavy bombers un- cter fighter escort raked northern Italian rail yards and enemy com- munication lines along the French- Italian border. Eleven Allied aircraft were miss- ing and two enemy planes were downed during these missions. In three separate attacks on German installations in France yesterday, fighter.escorted U. S. Flying Fortresses and Liberators from Britain made two mss•ults in the vicinity of Boulogne in the bomb.pitted Pas De Calais depart. meat and then penetrated to the Paris area in an evening foray. Four bombers and three fighters failed to return. e Five Killed in State Mishaps ly Associated Preu At least five persons died in accidents in Wisconsin over the week-end, three of them by drown. lag and two after traffic mishap. The dead were: Mary Jean Kavanaugh, 16, La Crosse• Philip Ruhbush, 17, Antigo. Donald Robinson, 18, Deer- brook. Emil Wampfler, Rice Lake. Ray Walch, 60, Antigo. Drowned Near Antigo Ruhbush and Robinson drowned Is Neva Lake, north of Antigo, wb.n the younger boy suffered an attack of cramps and Robinson at. tempted to rescue him. Wampfler was killed when his pickup truck collided with an. other truck on Highway 53 north of Rice Lake. Welch was found dead in his automobile, which had left the road and struck a tree near Maus- ton. Juneau County Coroner Clar- ence Sorenson said he believed Welch had suffered a heart attack before the crash. Miss Kavanaugh drowned in West Channel at La Crosse when, she stepped into a hole while wading• t Former Diplomat Dies New York _..(.zp)..- John Ridgely Carter, 79. senior partner of Mor- gan and Cle, of Pas, and former ¢lilonmt, died her e Saturcla¥. A flaming torch, fecL by 5,600 gallons of high octane gasoline,, trapped a driver in the cab of his transport cargo truck• Saturday afternoon, and gave pas. , motor- irts a semblance of a typical com- bat scene in a war zone• The accident occurred at 1:30 p. m. on Highway 41 a half mile north of the Wisconsin State Line. A truck driven by George Theis- sen, 32. Milwaukee, going north on Highway 41, smashed into the rear of gasoline truck heading for the Nash-Kelvinator crporation. The driver of the gas truck. Ar- thur Valento, 26, Chicago, leaped from the cab of his truck when he saw the tank in the rear burst into flame. Valento was unhurt. The truck headed for the ditch where it was soon enveloped in huge flames. The fire covered the cab of the cargo truck and soon] it too was ablaze. [ Passing motorists were helpless to rescue the trapped driver. Body Cut from C•b The Pleasant Prairie and Antioch: fire departments were notified, but huge billows of smoke and flame had to spend themselves• The high- way was bl/stered for many feet! from the intense heat. and grass: for a wide area was scorched. The !Red Cross rescue squad was sum- moned from Kenosha, and Howard A• Gatley used an acetylene torch to cut the metal portions of the cab so that the body could be re- moved. Assisting Gatley were Clare Jen- sen and E. H. McCulloch. Coroner James A. Crossin said Theissen was probably dead before the flames enveloped his body. His skull had been crushed, and after the body#.vas removed a piece of steel was seen embedded below the heart. The coroner learned that Thole- sen had just stopped at Fossland's at the State Line for lunch, to- gether with other drivers for the same corporation. The gasoline truck was one of five headed for the Nash plant Saturday afternoon.: The .first four arrived on schedule,' but when the fifth truck failed to )ut in an appearance by 1 p. m., Nash officials telephoned the sher. iff's office to enlist its aid in a search for the missing truck. A moment before Deputy Nick Otto had received the first telephone call concerning the collision on the highway, and learned also that one of the trucks was a gasoline tank- er. It was the missing truck. Coroner Crossin said some of the (Continued on Puge Seven) Fifth Army Occupies Rome, Sweeps on Beyond Tiber; King Ready to End Reign Italian Ruler o Sicjn Papers In Power Shift Naples  (U.P3  King Victor Emmanuel of Italy was scheduled to sign today certain documents of state believed to transfer his royal powers to Crown Prince Humbert. All signs indicated that before nightfall the king would have for- mally yielded his royal power, as he promised April 12 to do when the Allies occupied Rome. Victor Emmanuel was prepared .Signs Over Powers Naples ---(JP)--- King Vitterio Emanuele has signed • decree giving up his powers and turned it over to the Italian government it was reported tonight. to sign the documents at his close- ly guarded royal villa this after- noon, it was learned a few hours before the ceremonial procedure was scheduled. A formal announcement of the king's action was not expected be- fore this evening, when Gen. Nel-, son MacFarlane, head of the Al-[ ETERNAL CITY IN HANDS OF ALLIED LIBERATORS m Allied armored division enters edge of Rome after whirhvind drive through lied liaison mission to the Badoglio[ the Italian capital's outskirts where American men and tanks are now pouring into Rome -- the first Axis capital t be reached in the government, returns to Rome from I great offensive to liberate Nazi Europe. Note city's cobble-stone streets and street car tracks over which the armored cars rumbled on their way the royal villa. [ to the heart of the city. (Signal Corps Radio.Telephotoed from Italy; from NEA). To Create Generalcy ] FZi n yr.,, u t. u "av"r'u% The documents were understood Cradle of Western World Rocks to constitute the formal creation of a lieutenant geoeralcy for First Unit Landed bert, in whom the king's royal powers would he vested, thus con- Convention on stituting the "retirement" to [o'HicJh Wind of Freedom' Today At Russian Base which Victor Emmanuel had com- mitted himself. A U. S.' A.ir Base Somewhere Some sources had expected the in 00ooe, laid T'o Veterans pressure-ridden head of the House By DANIEL DE LUCE Wisconsin man was in the first of Savoy to insist that the trees- group of fliers to land here after fer of power be made from the Rome, June 4 -- (Delayed) -- i/P)  Thi cradle of the western a raid on Romania. He is Lt. throne he left so hurriedly nine world rocked tonight with the high wind of freedom, stirred by the Robert J. Schl/esmen c Racine. mbnths ago. Fifth army and thbusands of "Italian partisans flaunting red flags. * Urging congressional action tc However, the expected action Behind a screen of Roman volunteers who wore harnmer and slckle 00i]nd0J[ Retires exempt all -vice men and women constituted an implementation of armbands and waved old firearms, American forces drove from sub- from payment of income taxes on the letter and spirit of the April:  urban Centocelle to the Tiber river service-earned pay, the Navy while half smothered with kisses Clubs of the United States sought pledge of a "formal transfer Of,,,,.., | of After 38 Years power on the day on which Allied] | let ! nndnr¢" and roses, to initiate a national movement at troops enter Rome." I L|_| L[]]t The German Wehrmacht,. which the closing business session of their The 74-year.old Victor Ern-[ ........... once swore that Rome was an open seventh annual reunion here Sat- manuel, who stands only five feet[ _ city, fought futilely in the ancient 'urday afternoon. • " For Asan Educator three, became king zn 1900 after/,### streets to delay the American The resolution was sponsored by the assassination of his father at[|.J|J J | | | |||t=.|d thrust, the Illinois Squadron, which cited Monza near Milan. For a brief time t t t  t  mvm' Wherever the Americans moved the cost of collecting the income last July he was reported to haye forward today against hit and run taxes thus imposed is far more than asserted himself to the extent of Fifth Wsr [on Nazi armored forces they found t the amount realized. informing Bonito Mussolini that he Italians -- of all ages and degrees of poverty--ready to die for "the Edward F. Randall, identified The Navy Clubs also adopted as liberation." with Kenosha's educational sys. their special project for the corn- "Why were you so long coming? tern since 1906 when he first came We expected youfour months ago," to Kenosha, has submitted his resignation to the vocational school had been replaced as premier. One of his first acts after he be- came king was to oppose severe measures against the movement believed to have led to the death of his father. The parliament was weak, but the new king did not take advantage of the opportunity to dominate the government. e Tell Germansof Rome Downfall result of Kesselring's strategy and the city itself is not of great military importance. But giving up one of the Axis capitals involves a loss of prestige for Germany." Emphasize Food Problem The Berlin correspondent of A.ftonbladet said the Germans made a "lightning retreat" from Rome, withdrawing the main body of German troops to new positions north of the Tiber and north of Rome. All German dispatches empha- sized the task of feeding Rome's 1,155,000 people and asserted this would prove a severe headache for the Allies. "Now all roads lead to Berlin," Aftonbladet commented editori- ally. War Fron ts in Brief By United Prmm ITALY -- Fifth army completes occupation of Rome, first Axis hell capital in Europe to be liberated, and sweeps on across Tiber in pursuit of Germans fleeing in disorder toward new defense line, possibly 150 miles north. AIR W/R  Up to 1,250 American bombers and fighters rake French Invasion coast with bombs and gunfire carrying forward bombardment that rained 13,000 tons of bombs across Hitler's west wall fortifications in four days and nights. RUSSIA -- Red army kill more than 2,000 enemy sldiers in hand.to-hand battles repulsing attacks north and northwest of lai in eastern Romania. PACIFIC  American bombers from central and south Pacific pound Japanese base of Truk in Carolinas for two straight days; American troops push forward toward Mokmer airdrome on north- ern Dutch New Guinea coast. CHINA  Ch/nese troops cross Shwel/ river in western Yunnan province and drive within 12 miles of Japanese stronghold of Tengchung. Forces Fleeincj North To New'Defense Allied Headquarters, Naples (U.PA---- The Fifth army completed the occupation of Rome, first Axis. held capital in Europe to be liber- ated, and swept on without pause across the Tiber river today in close pursuit of German forces fleeing in disorder toward a new defense line possibly 150 miles to the north. American tank and infantry van- guards already were streaming north of Rome under orders to annihilate the enemy armies when Allied headquarters announced the triumphant liberation of the reli- gious capital of the world in a special communique on the 271st day of the Italian campaign. 'rroops of the Fifth army occu- pied Rome on the night of June 4-5," the commtm" "e said. "Lead. ing elements have passed through the city and are across the Tiber in some places." (Adolf Hitler was reported by the official German news agency DNB to have ordered his forces to withdraw northwest of Rome to avoid drawing the ancient capital into the battle area. The clandestine radio Atlantic said the Germans were rushing three divisions from southern France and two others from northern Italy in an attempt to stem the Allied tide.) Stepping Stone to Peace (L Gee, Mark W. Clark, com- mander of the Fifth army, called the fall of Rome a "stepping stone toward the complete surrender of Germany" in a message to • sav- ings group committee in London.) Despite the Nazi declaration of Rome as an open city, German tank. machine gunners and snipers offered sporadic ressitanee through- out the anci%nt capital yesterday and last night in an attempt to de- lay the Allied advance, which cov- ered more than 15 miles in the final 24 hours. A few enemy demolitions were reported, but Reynolds Packard, United Press war coondent, said in • dispatch from the city that Rome appeared •bout 95 per cent intact apart from the rail- way yards wrecked by Allied bombs, Planes Swarm Ahead Allied fighters and fighter-bomb- ers swarmed out ahead of the ad- !veering ground forces and rained ]a steady hail of bullets and bombs I: on retreatink(German tanks, trucks :and other vehicles clogging roads almost bumper to bumper as far north as Lake Bolsena, 50 miles :above Rome. At least 600 tanks and other vehicles were destroyed or damaged yesterday alone. The increasing destruction of ing year the Sea Scouting program Announcement was made today of the Boy Scouts of America, urg- ing the clubs in each of its 53 by R• S. Kingsley, chairman of the said some of the Partisans. cities in the nation to sponsor • Kenosha County War Finance committee, of the appointments of But others lying dead across Ger- board. He asks to be retired from Sea Scout unit. The action was the chairmen of the various diet- man machineguns they had tried office of director of the Kenosha taken on a resolution submitted hy stuns for Kenosha's Fifth War Loan to seize barehanded, or waiting in School of Vocational and Adult Edward Sampson, Kenosha. campaign, which in keeping with unwhimpering silence for their Education at the end of the cur- the enemy's transport, his lack of the nationwide campaign will start wounds to be bandaged, asked no rent school term June 9. New Officers !adequate reserves and the over- ^- r, n- 12 "  continue until questions. No action has yet been • takenl John L. Zirnmerman, Spring whelming numerical and armored ...... superiority of the Allies raised Jul;Sth Boy Carried Ammunition on the retirement proposal, since field, Ohio, was elected national Hundreds of workers are being . - the board has had no opportunity commandant to seceed George hopes here that the Fifth army .........  saw a 10-year old boy carrying to meet Ralph Y Cooper chair-IMcGrail Newport R I Other offi- may be able to overtake and de- recrtntea unuer znese varmus :Ulll. . . " " ' t ' ' " mittecs to aid in the camnaign ammunition for his elder brother man of the board is in Washington.leers are Edward Sampson, Keno- stroy • considerable portion of the " ' on sniper patrol A stubbly- . ' ire - n]sha senior executive officer" Cyril retreating forces before they reach durin which it is hoped that Ke- . " . Retirement from achved ctm , . . ' _ g ............ bearded gray-hazred peasant m his ^, ,. ...... "^- o--^^ wiD re Alt LaFayette Ind. ]umor exec- their next fortified line hinged on 'nosna Will again go welz over tzze .... '; ........... u ,€ .v=,u,,=. o,,, , -, . '  :" '.4 ..... ....... :___ mlome Zlltles Deggea o oe puz in.o ......... : K-no-ha '---ost -"^ lutive omcer; arry WllCOX, zgm, Florence and stretching across th( lop In meeting zne quota asszgzzwa .... z.uv¢ u.= u = =  '" '" • " e ...... action• A dark-hatred girl wth a ___.•., ....... :"^s i- P'^ fi^ld ^flIll. paymaster Thomas Hmk y, narrowest part of the upper Italia ...... • ........ i bandoher insisted "me Partisan ....... "-a'i-n F-- 26 --ears *-e [Quincy Ill, service officer' Dr R.!peninsula. Joseph z. Rnoae, alpn Aaer-ltoo " ' uuuuc cuuu = u • u= y u ' " ..... '. . son and J. W Staplekamp are ' . . has been director of the vocationall J' Mashek, unlwauee_._n,storlan; I Allied planes also bombed high h le ' uarl olornonson tocKoru An named as co.chairmen with Chair- I " By military sanoards t e batt , school, and in that time it has de- ]. , . ,  , . .., I ways and bridges north of Rome i o ,for Rome was merely a heavy from a m 1 judge advocate june aupmn man Kingsley for the directi n of ]veloped s" g e building to] ..... ; . . ,a further effort to stall the enem] the campaign. ]skirm.ish,w!th the object!vestem-la system of 15 portable buildings, Barn, aine2cnapam. .... etreat. Pilots reported Germa Lists of Chairmen ;porarny pemg to secure me loer rented space in other buildings The avy luo Auxmary eieceu, dead were visible along the road i . bridges• From just behind the land classes for war training around!these officers: Mrs. Evelyn Rey- side beside their wrecked and burn The chairmen of the various corn 1 l .., " eadng tank, however, I found the|the clock ;notds, Marion, Ohio, national corn- ing vehcles. mRtees are announced as xouows • . ..... :[struggle as hard on the senses as]_ _, • .... mandant; Mrs. Henrietta Gruff, Some elements of the Fifth army Banking and Financier nsutu ettm hit between the e es wlth ere mce z:uo • " "ig " g " Y ' ] Rockford, Ill., senior executive of- (Continued on r.ge Elevon} tions: L. T. Hannahs. t brass knuckles, i, Randall came to Kenosha in fleer; Mrs. Lure Bond, Anderson, * o00eV00l;00 oy August, 1906, becoming principal heavy self Flying Squadron and Special So- Ind., junior executive officer; Mrs. ft| | rt 11 licitation: J. W. Blair and J. W.! r ourarmor Of the Weiskopf school. A year Jessie Hoyt, Lima, Ohio, ¢haplain:lillrg wrT Staplekamp. ........ PrPsevenghours at a p point five later the Bain School building was Miss Freda Wegner, Indianapolis, 5lll% I%VV//@ ezail Dolicltauon" JaCK tump . . completed, and he was assigned to paymaster; Mrs. Ruth Driscoll, El- House to Hous Canvass" Mrs R males outside Rome. But the Alhed zv. ['ur=, mimnezen.. " " :' mne.wrs"..mrence " ..... noe'7-r'os n," E commanderlingratherfirethanon bringaCCeptedareasdOWnwhereUnUsUala devastat-civiliansriSkS (Continues .. ,.,.. .... ' o. .... 00C^^00Ue -,y-%S'r0"e tounty OllCitarion ou,slue city- . ......... "From High School to Navy" - " - C H -ckw- - Ernest V "mgn ne snetermg or ctururax 0 OOEI anti R" all" Employes" 'treasures harmed. __ _-- London  (,')  The Naples Ceunty Judge Edward lAided By P•rtisans radio sa'd Lt. Sen. Mark W. Clark Z . ...... nae I As the final push sent General + 1'7 hT,rr T'%'o = =]f' of the Fifth army in a speech to ....... iy :mpioyes'. tAty Ma g r I Sherman tanks clattering" through -L "1 J"   VV £ JL   L £ . %=,£% his corps commanders had declared arnes,-. wauace.  " "e A I Cent°celle's alleyways and green ....... "1 doubt if the 14th (German rosai r, mpioyes '.osmas r : " "fields their machineguns drove Enlisting in the navy at 17 while skillful use of his guns in strafing army) is any longer capable of C. rosvenor " - - -. - Industrial P-'roll Savin-s' Jo -'sc°res ot erman smpers xrom he was still a student at Kenosha runs in the face of enemy anti. fighting." ay  " cover. Italian Partisans rode the high school, Donald A. Servais, aircraft fire and by so doing mate- "It is a great day for the Fifth fleph G. Rhode. City Schools: Supt. of Schools G. American tanks or preceded them aviation ordnanceman, second rially aided the success of said army," Sen. Clark was quoted as iF. Loomis. like game beaters, class, has been cited by the corn- carrier based raids. His coolness saying on the capture of Rome. i County Schools: County Supt. "I'll bet there are enough Fascist mender-in-chief of the United and courage were in full keeping "French, British and American 'of Schools Miss Marion Feuerer. party badges in the Tiber today States Pacific Fleet in addition to with the highest traditions of the troops have made it possible, and Taverns: Joseph DeWald. to make the fish sick," said one being presented with the Air naval service." I want to thank Sen. Eaker Lt. A. F. of L. Unions: Hartwick C. (Continued on Page Eleven) Medal for outstanding heroism. Sen. Ira C. Eaker, air commander) Dahl. * Serrate, who entered the service for his air support. "I would like to say a word in C.I.O. Unions: Harry B. Slater. Liberators Bomb Feb. 11, 1942, on his 17th birthday, memory of the men and women oi Retail Promotion Committee: is the son of Mm. and Mrs. Anthony the Fifth army who have made the Douglas Larkin. Servais, 1003 Fifty-eighth street, supreme sacrifice. Special Promotions Committee: He was home on leave last Jtme" Will=.PubHcity:EXton.Ernest F. Marlatt. p ,a-ane-e Bases and since that time has been sta- Two Armies Destroyed Moving Pictures: Norbert W tioned on an aircraft carrier in "We have destroyed parts of two Roeder. the South Pacific. I German armies, the 10th and 14th, , Admiral J. H. Towers signed the and I doubt if the 14th is any An Advanced Aleutian Base, longer capahle of fighting. We have Pesidenl Rooseve[l 3une2 ---.R)-- Liberators of the citation which has just been re- taken 20,000 prisoners, wrecked the llth Army Air force this motming ceived by the family. German armies and have captured T0 Br0 ds To[ ighl wa,b°mbedjapan'snndkeyph°tographeddeonsive baseMatsu'iin The citation is for "meritorious and destroyed untold quantities of Washinbrton  (/P)  President the Central Kuriles, and Venturas achievement while participating in enemy battle equipment." Roosevelt will address the nation from Fleet Air Wing four hit Shu- aerial flight in the line of his The radio said Clark then told at 7:30 p. m., Central War Time to- mushu and Paramushiro. duties as rear seat gunner in a i i: Italian Rome representatives that night, to discuss the fall of Rome The pilots reported one huge fire plane of a bombing squadron in: he was pleased with the condition in • 15-mlnute broadcast to be was started in the Kashawabara carrier based operations against of the city, regarding both public carried by the four major net-area. All theplanes returned safely, the enemy held islands of Tarawa,: . utilities and the city's clean ap- works. Yesterday morning, Liberators Wake, Mille, and Kwajalein atoll. : : pearance. made another record over-water • • - At all times he performed ! Earlier, the Algiers radio said Recognize blew Government flight to deliver a third pounding his duties with courage, coolness Clark had issued a special order attack on Simushiro. The pilots, and skill, keeping constantly on! of the day to his troops declaring QUlto, Ecuador  A -- Brazil including Lt. John Alfred Nixon, the alert: aiding his pilot by his  "it is the iqn. ediate task of the recognized the new Ecuadorean Jr., South Omaha, Neb., met no observations, and destroying enemy Fifth army t0-pursue the retreat government today. Lopposltion. personnel and material by the Donald A. ervais 'hag enemy and destroy him." [