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LONDON, Seijt. 12—W—Repent
ant Bulgaria’s new proAllied
government was energetically
cleaning housetoday as Sofia pre
pared to welcome the Red army—
last reported only 25 miles from
the capital.
A Moscow radio broadcast re
ported by the Soviet Monitor quot
ed Premier Kimon Georgiev as an
nouncing in Sofia that in 48 hours
the council of regents had been
abolished and all members of
former governments in power since
1941 had been jailed.
A majority of the members of
parliament were reported arrested.
Many newspapers have been sup
pressed, 15 diplomats have been
recalled from foreign posts and “a
purge of state administrative ap
paratus” has been launched, it was
The Sofia radio’s home service,
heard by the ministry of informa
tion” to chauffeurs to place
themselves and their cars
and trucks at the disposal of the
new government. There were also
appeals to “comrades of the postal
and telegraph offices” to form
committees to take over all
archives and seize control of posts
and telegraphs from the old admini
17-Year-Old Youths
Sought For Air Force
Lieut. John Borr.er and Lieut.
Willis E. Stemple from the Army
Recruiting office, Charlotte, will
be in the office of the local Army
recruiting station, Room 208, post
office building, today from 10
a m. to 12 noon for the purpose
of interviewing 17 year old youths
interested in air combat crew
Jobs open in this field, accord
ing to the recruiters, consist of pi
lot, navigator, bombardier, and
Information con*« ning free col
lege training provided by the Army
prior to call to active duty will
also be provided by the men.
Coal, Wood Stoves
Off Rationing List
Coal and wood heating and
cooking stoves will be removed
from rationing to consumers Octo
ber 15, the New Hanover War
Price and Rationing Board an
nounced yesterday.
Rationing .certificates will con
tinue to be issued to eligible ap
plicants until that date, but quota
restriction will be removed im
mediately. Dealers and distribu
tors may continue to use certi
ficates with orders placed until
November 1.
Oil and gas stoves will continue
to be rationed, officials added.
The zone marker on an ice hock,
ey rink is known as a blue line.
allies blast bridges to HALT RETREAT OF NAZIS
HERE IS ONE OF THE REASONS why the German forces couldn’t retreat in southern France. Bridges spanning
the famous Rhone River at Tarascon were made useless by Allied bombers to hinder the flight of Nazi troops
and supplies. Pock marks on one of the islets (right foreground) indicate some near hits. international)
Gothic Line Defense
Probed By 5th Army
ROME, Sept. 12—UPI—U. S. Fiftl
army patrols have pushed intc
several outposts of the Gothic line
north of Florence against only
moderate opposition, raising a
question as to whether the
Germans plan a death stand in its
fortifications after all.
But on the Adriatic sector of the
Italian battle front, the British
Eighth army still was stalled south
of Rimini by fierce enemy resis
Allied headquarters announc
ed today that American patrols
reached Barberino in the northern
Apennines 16 miles north oi
Florence, and Scarperia, five miles
east of barberino. These advanc
ed elements encountered only per
functory rearguard actions as they
pushed .into the mountains.
It still is too early to estimate
the full significance of the German
withdrawal in front of the Fifth
army, but Field Marshal Gen. Al
bert Kesserling is confronted with
two possible courses of action.
In one he can stake his entire
remaining armies in defense of the
Gothic line, which stretches
125 miles across the peninsula and
is based on the towering Apennines
towering to 6,000 feet with easily
defended passes, gambling on the
hope of getting enough food and
ammunition to his troops along
supply lines already virtually de
stroyed by Allied planes.
The alternative is to sacri
fice substantial rearguards in ac
laying actions and disengagement
efforts while getting the main
forces back across the Po river
and then sprinting for the Reich,
jSuch a flight certainly would be
The fierce stand near Rimini,
! which has held the British to only
minor gain for a week, while other
German forces are withdraw
j ing north of Florence toward Bolo
1 gna, 35 ipiles away, supports the
! belief that Kesselring may be un
I willing to commit his whole army
to a battle in the Gothic line when
a British breakthrough at Rimini
would permit Eighth army armor
to flood into the Po valley and en
velop the whole line from the rear.
In fighting on other sectors of
the front American units fanned
! out on both sides of Pistoia while
large units streamed across newly
established bridgeheads over the
Serchio river between Lucca and
the sea.
Allied war planes hammered ai
enemy bridges, rail communica
tions, gun positions, supply dumps
and other battle objectives in north
ern Italy and on both sides of the
peninsula Allied warships were
busy, British vessels fired 300
rounds into the Rimini area and
American and British light craft
attacked.a small convoy in the gulf
of Genoa, sinking one or two barges
and a light ship.
Scotland adopted Jan. 1 as New
Year’s Day in 1599.
Charles E. Domler, son of Mrs.
Carolyn B. Domler of 703 North
Fifth street, has been promoted to
chief motor machinist, diesel en
gineering. He was awarded the
good conduct medal upon his sec
ond enlistment in the U. S. Navy.
He is now serving aboard a mine
sweeper in the Central Pacific.
Domler’s brother, Milton H.
Domler, electrician’s mate first
class, USN, is now on duty in the
Southwest Pacific. A graduate of
New Hanover pigh school, he en
listed April 15, 1939.
Pvt. George A. Jakeman has
completed a four week specialized
course in ward training at Bush
nell General hospital, Birham
City, Utah. His wife, Mrs. Mary
Ann Jakeman, lives at 320 Calhoun
Pvt. Thomas E. Kemp, of 719
North Fifth street, was graduated
recently from the Department of
Armament of Lowry Field, Den
ver, Colo. He attended local
schools, and entered the service
on April 13, 1944 at Fort Bragg.
Pvt. Kirby L. Grissom, Field
Artillery, of 807 South Sixth street,
has returned from 12 months over
seas in the European theater of
Mr. and Mrs.
D. A. Harvell,
of Bolivia, re
cently received
their first per
sonal commu
nication from
their son, Ed
ward Lassiter
Harvell, signal
m a n second
class, USN, who
has been a
prisoner of the
HARVELL Japanese since
the fall of Bataan. The Harvells
have two other sons in the Army,
Technician Fifth Grade H. D. Har
vell, of Camp Barkeley, Tex.; anti
Tech. Sgt. W. W. Harvell of Elgin
Field, Fla.
The letter, which was written by
Edward to his mother on July 3,
1943 from Osaka Umeda Bunsho,
Osaka, Japan, follows: “I have
written you two letters and I hope
that you have received them all.
At present 1 am well and healthy.
I am working gix days every week.
It is summer time in earnest but
the climate here is about the same
as at' home, except not quite as
“Don’t worry about me. The
war will end sometime, as all wars
do. When it does, I won’t waste
any time once I am free about
going home. The Japanese treat
us well. The work is not too hard
and the food is all right.
“If you can answer, and when
you do, let me know what you can
about Woodrow and W. D. and all
the rest of the family. Extend my
regards to all the folks around
home and tell Adolph that I rooked
old Satan. I’m going to heaven
when I die, because I did my
stretch in ‘hell’ between Decem
ber 8. 1941 and June 6. 1942.
"Tomorrow is Sunday the
fourth. I know what you all will
have and how well I know what I
will have. Wish I could be there.
I sure want some watermelon.”
Orrell Fleet AnJs
Elizabeth City Boat
The new white tug boat in the
Cape Fear river, which docks at
the foot of Chestnut street, is the
“Carl Blades,” owned by Dallas
Mr. Orrell purchased the boat
from the Albemarle Lumber com
pany, Elizabeth City.
The Carl Blades is a diesel tug
of 240 horsepower, 85 feet long
and 24 feet wide.
The new addition brings Orrell’s
fleet of tugs to five. All of them
are engaged in handling ships in
the river
VALENTINE, Nebr., Sept. 12—
UB—Gov. Thomas E. Dewey today
hailed what he called th.e "great
est Republican landslide” in
Maine’s history as arguing the
election of a GOP congressional
and national ticket this November.
Greeted here on his transconti
nental campaign tour by a color
ful outpouring of Sioux Indians,
cowboys and ordinary citizens, the
Republican presidential nominee
was obviously elated at the elec
tion of a Republican state ticket
in Maine by a majority, as he
figured it, of 70 1-2 per cent.
"The people in Maine,” he told
a news conference at the nearby
ranch of former Nebraska gov
ernor Sam R. McKelvie, "have
demonstrated a rising confidence
in the leadership of the Republi
can party which I have found evi
danced every place as I came
across the United States.
“It’s becoming clearer that the
people have decided not only in
their state but also in their na
tional government, as evidenced
by congressional figures, that the
peace and prosperity of the United
States and the world will be .bet
ter served by the election of a new
and competent administration.”
They have demonstrated also,
he went on, “that they propose to
elect a Republican congress to
work with the new administra
“That, ” he said, “will bring a
new and refreshing harmony be
tween the executive and legislative
branches of the government which
has been so long needed and
which will be So essential to the
problems we will face next Jan
Dewey, arriving here from Des
Moines en route to Sheridan, Wyo.,
Billings, Mont., and the Pacific
coast, smiled broadly at the red
shirted, mounted cowboys and In
dians, dressed in full regalia, who
were awaiting him at the little
Valentine station.'
McKelvie estimated the welcom
ing crowd at 10,000 Valentine’s
population is listed as 2,188. Mos1
of the Indians, headed by chiel
Spotted Crow-, came from the near
by reservations at Rosebud and
Pine Ridge, S. Dak.
Chief Spotted Crow welcomed
the Governor eloquently and vigor
ously in Sioux, which had to be
translated for the nominee. Ths
translation ran to the effect tha'
Indian affairs are being handlec
‘‘disgracefully’’ in Washington anc
that the Indians are looking for
ward to Dewey’s election to im
prove conditions for their younj
warriors returning from Europe
and the Pacific.
After a parade along the flag
studded main street to the Cherrj
county courthouse and back to the
station, Dewey’s motorcade drove
20 miles through the rolling sand
hills country to McKelvie’s 12,
000-acre ranch where the nominee
spent the night.
The South Atlantic ocean con
tains islands which sealers have
used for years but have never seer
from seaward. They are in a per
petual fog.
Navy Commander Lauds
Army Overwater Work
thirteenth army air
force bomber command
(Delaypd) — The Liberator squad
rons of the 13th Army Airforce
drew from Navy Commander R.
. Greene of Norfolk, Va., what
they consider the perfect compli
Greene, a native of Sherman, Tex.
took his navy photo reconnaissance
PB 4YS (Navy term for Libera
tors) along with a bombing strike
by the bomber Baron and long
ranger groups of the 13th AAF.
It was a long range mission that
kept the big ships in the air more
than 10 hours over water and
heavily defended enemy targets.
While the bombers of tne 13th wal
loped Koror harbor and town at
Palau the Navy airmen — pretty
good long distance people them
selves—crossed the target between
bomb runs and took pictures.
XL was uicxx xixsi uuaaiuu uunus
which bombers stirred up Zeroes
and Ackack. The Navy boys
caught it just as hard as the 13th
bombers. Two of them were severe
ly shot up.
When they returned to base Col.
Thomas C. Musgrove, Jr., San An
tonio, Tex., who led his group, said
to commander Greene:
“Want to go with us again tomor
“Tomorrow,” gasped Greene.
“You mean to tell me you do that
every day?”
“We’ve been doing it since March
The 13th stops for neither weath
er, water nor fighters and we’ve
had plenty of all three.”
The bomber Barons and long
ranger groups of Liberators of the
13th AAF probably boast the great
est over - water, unescorted bomb
er mission record in the Pacific.
The Barons have 500 missions to
their credit, about 120 of which
were between 1800 and 2400 miles
round trip against such formidable
targets as Truk, Yap, Wolaei,
Schouten Islands and Palau. On oc
casions they have fought off as
many as 75 Zeroes for an hour and
a half over a target that was 1200
over - water miles from their base.
A good many didn’t get home. Al
most any kind of damage is apt
to prove fatal when you’re that
far away from friendly soil.
At a briefing session the other
night an officer referred to Pa
lau as “perhaps the last of these
long over - water targets. Maybe
after we knock out Palau we’ll get
some closer targets and some
fighter protection.” The boys cheer
For a while at Yap they lost a
plane a day. On one day they lost
four planes. On their first daylight
mission at Palau they lost three
planes. Once at Truk they lost four
in one day. Those are staffo .
figures for hy0 groups but. 'n*
Robert H. Burnham, Battle r C°l
Mich., a group command*Cre<ik'
“when you’re hitting a"!?
island at 1200 miles without POiat
protection through tw0 and**
weather fronts the losses * te*
times are bound to be hi^h *°me*
In the overall Pacific nipt’
smallest of Pacific air^o!?'
pears to have staged a
, of diversionary strikes but it? 011
proved its value in later ? Wot*
|ful invasions of the Mariana??^
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... Ill power. ♦. Power to drive the wheels
of a rapidly growing industrial empire...
power to forge the materials of war and
to build a richer nation in the years of
peace to come.
Vast quantities of low cost fuel in the
form of coal, gas and oil, together with nu
merous water power sites have resulted in
the development of an almost unlimited
supply of electric power in the South. Inter
connecting transmission lines throughout
the area assure dependable service to all
sections. Low cost power has been a potent
factor in the South’s development.
The Seaboard Railway, a key railroad
of the South, has also played a vitally im
portant part in the economic progress of
this area. The Seaboard will continue to
plan and work for the building of a greater
and more prosperous Southland in the
years ahead.
Seaboard Railway, Norfolk 10, Virginia.

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miserable, dont just complain and do nothing
about them. Nature may De warning you that
your kidneys need attention.
The kidneys are Nature's chief way of taking
excess acids and poisonous waste out of the
blood. They help most people pass about 3
pints a day.
If the 15 miles of kidney tubes and filters
don't work well, poisonous waste matter stays
in the blood. These poisons may start nagging
backaches, rheumatic pains, leg pains, loss of
pep and energy, getting up nights, swelling,
puffiness under the eyes, headaches and dizzi
ness. Frequent or scanty passages with smart
ing and burning sometimes show's there is some
thing wrong with your kidneys or bladder.
Don't wait! Ask vour druggist for Doan’s
Pills, used successfully by millions for over 40
years. They give happy relief and will help
the 15 miles of kidney tubes flush out poison
ous waste from the blood. Get Doan s Pills.
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7e/ephot?e Lines to the front [
Keeping step with the fast advancing
war fronts all over the world are the
telephone lines of communication. These
lines are vital to military and naval op
erations and as the war fronts expand,
vast amounts of additional wires, cables,
switchboards and telephones are urgently
Even when an invasion force wins, it
loses vast stores of additional communi
cation equipment. That is one price of
victory. This is why there are shortages
of all kinds of telephone equipment over
here and why so many people are waiting
for telephone service.
The best possible use is being made
of the equipment we have, but there will
necessarily continue to be waiting lists
for service until the war is won and manu
facturing plants have time to convert
from war production and catch up with
the backed-up demands for equipment.
We'd like those who must wait for a
telephone to know that we shall continue
to do everything possible to shorten that
tt. o. oniAn, manager ii
Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company I
1 pehfectly! tou are ,
so undewstanding!

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