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47 Jap Ships Blasted. IS Sunk
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SHOOTING DOWN A JAP DIVE BOMBER
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A Jap dive bomber, blazing fiercely
and trailing a long plume of amoke, plung
ing toward the water like a fiery comet
Invite Poles,
Russia Asks
LONDON, March 31 (UP)—
Rusxia formally asked the United
Staff** and Britain today to in
vite the Polish provisional gov
ernment to the San Francisco
conference in llie event that no
co lit ion regime ha* been set up
before the ofiening date.
The British have already replied
to Moscow, declaring lhat Britain
doe* mil assent to the Russian
proposal, the forei' office re
vealed today.
The Soviet request confronted
the Big Three with a troublesome
new problem, even while they
were discussing the number of
Votes each shoukl have at the San
Francisco conference.
Both the Poii»Ji provisional gov
ernment. oilginallv «e* U" ’
Soviet auspices at Lublin, and the
Irival Polish exile go vim mu m **»
".ondon have demanded seats at
the conference.
Radio Moscow said the So\ let j
note contended that the pro- 1
visional government was entitled
to representation at the confer
ence—in the event that the coali
tion government has not been
established—because 1 it is ihe gov
erning body of the entire Polish
territory- and has the support of
the Polish nation.
Cut Nazi Rails
On Italian Front
ROME. March 31 fINSi—AII
enemy rail lines in central and
northeastern Italy were cut todav,
following yesterday s attacks by
Allied fighters and tighter-bomb
ers Allied Mediterranean head
quarter* reported.
Rail targets in Austria were hit
by heavy bombers, despite un
favorable weather while medium
lx Wilbers attacked rail bridges on
live MuUiuu« end of tj»e Brenner
Pass route and in the vicinity of
Brescia.
Night Intruder bombers round
ed out the flay of assault on cn
einy communications and added
extra attacks on supply dumps In
the Po Valley.
Vet Walk*
Down Nuptial Aisle
CONSHOHOCKEN. Pa., March
31 (UP)—Aubrey Holland, 24-
Pv ear-old legless veteran of Cas
ino. walked down a church aisle
.oday with Dons Jane Ruth. 18.
in the formal wedding ceremony
ghe "always wanted."
Holland, a private, who left
Walter Reed Hospital three weeks
ago, equipped with artificiaV
leg* walks with the aid of a
cane.
Big Name Boys
WASHINGTON. March 31 «UP'
—Mr*. Man ha Johnson. Negro,
haa named her twin sons Iwoand
Jim*.
v ft Sivy r hoto DKtribuit* be Intmutlotul New* Sound Photo*
| after being hit by anti-aircraft fire from
one of the U. S. aircraft carrier* it was
trying to bomb off the Ryukyu Islands
OPA Charges 27
Broke Rent Laws
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OPA* rent control enforcement division moved today
•gainst 27 ltndlordfi who have allegedly failed to comply with
the proviaiona of the rent control law.
Instituted in federal court were mandatory injunction
petition* against landlords and property owner* who have
allegedly failed to register tenant* and rental charge* with the
OPA.
OPA’s rent control enforcement
division moved today against 36
landlords who have allegedly
failed to comply with the pro-!
visions of the rent control law.
Instituted in federal court were
mandatory injunction petition*
against landlords and property,
owners who have allegedly failed'
to register tenants and rental'
charges with the OPA.
The defendants are some of the
2,000 Detroit area proper tv own
ers who. according to C. Walter
Mealy, chief rent attorney, have
not listed their dwellings with the
rent control office.
ASK BAR ON RENT
The petitions ask that the de
fendants be permanently re
strained from violating the rent
control laws and from collecting
any rentals until they comply.
Named in the suits are:
Hughes Taylor, 3626 Hartford:
Mrs. Anna Ode, 1455 E. Grand
Blvd.; Smilya Litnchin. 13493
Gallagher; Mr. Davendorf, 3066 E.
Grand Blvd : Mrs. Joseph Mullen
3049 Tuxedo; John Panko, 8202
Dubay; William Wallace, 3701
Chene; Leon Skaggs, 9651
Cameron
Mrs. Rose Kunoth. 7037 Med
bury; Geniveve Brice. 8027
Brace: Charles R. Louis, 1011<
Rivard: the Rev D Wade, 4761
St. Aubin; Della Collins, 1384
Sherman: Christ Angne. 1230
Brooklyn.
OTHERS NAMED
Mrs. J. D. Finley, 4232 Mams
tique; A. R Chreezet. .3728 Mc-
Grau ; A L. Goldsby. 12019 Nagel;
Lawrence Wade. 6.338 Scot ten;
G. E. Atterholt. 3417 Third;
Emma Carter, 21367 Woodside,
Ferndale; Mrs. Dashie MacKnear,
(*BB Tennessee; Jurrell Jiles, 2473
Wyandotte; Mrs. M. K. Cook. 5880
McMillan: Charles A Jewell, Dex
ter; Ed Conwart, Rjan and 10bs
Mile roads; Mis W T Stevens,
3154 Hillsboro, and Joseph Zahn.
3908 Miller.
$2,000,000 Robbery
Suspect Strangled
KANKAKEE. HI.. March 31
(INS) —Wincel Urban. 49. St.
Louis yegg, whose wire - trussed
body waa found March 15 in a
ditch near St. Anne. 111., died of
strangulation, a coroner * jury has
announced.
Urban had been sought fn con
nection with the $2,000,000 rob
bery of the Rumholdt Safe Deposit
Co. in Chicago. He is believed to
have been killed in a quarrel over
the loot.
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Police Jail 22
In 2 Pig’ Raids
Cleanup squad* from the Davi
son and Canfield police stations
raided two blind pig* early today,
arrested 22 persons and confis
cated a quantity of liquor.
Sgt. Lewis RiYard jailed Mrs.
Gladys McCall. 25. and Mrs. Cath
erine Lakes. 29. as operator* of
the "pig" at 13465 Lumpkin. Ten
men and three women were
booked as loiterers.
A price lut revealed* whhky
was sold up to SI a shot, and beer
and wine at 50 cents a glass.
James Davis, 26. of 3160 Hob
son. was jailed as the operator ml
a raid at 263 Edmund by Sgt.
Claude Ingersoll. Five men and a
16-year-old boy were arrested as
loiterers. . v
Members Defy
IATSE Officers
HOLLYWOOD. March 31 (UP)
lnsurgent members of the AFL
International Alliance of Theatri
cal Stage Employes today balked
at their officers' orders to do the
work of strikers in the three
week-old walkout of craftsmen in
the movie industry.
Their protest* were voiced la-1
night in a meeting of about 100
IATSK members, most of w horn
w ere property craftsmen who
have decided not to work until
the jurisdictional strike is over.
IATSE officers dubbed the meet
ing an outlaw gathering.
The serious disturbance of
the strike occurred late yesterday
in a brawl pickets and
workers at Paramount Studios.
Roy Webb. 38. prop man. was hos
pitalized and half a dozen others
received minor injuries. Two car
penters were arrested.
W. Virginia Killer
Dies on Gallows
MOUNDSVTLLE. W. Va., March
31 (UP)—The first man to die
on the gallows in West Virginia
since 1940 went to his death at
Moundsville Penitentiary last
night.
James Chambers. 33-year-old
Negro, was hanged for the murder
of Lucy Ward 73-year-old spin
ster.
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Yanks Blast
47 Jap Ships
In Ryukyus
GUAM, March 31 (UP)
Carrier task forces of the
U. S. Pacific fleet sank 18
Japanese ships, probably sank
14 others and damaged
15 near Okinawa Island and
Kyushu. Wednesday and j
Thursday, Adm/Nimitz an
nounced today.
I American minesweepers have
begun clearing the approaches
to Okinawa, midway between
Japan and Formo*a. in prepa
ration for landings, and a
“pow-erful transport armada"
is headed toward the area,
Japanese broadcasts said today.
Earlier Tokyo broadcast* had
placed the fleet's strength at a
minimum of 150 ships, including
17 battleships.
HIT KYUSHU AGAIN
A Twentieth Air Force an-'
I nouncement disclosed that a large
i task force of B-29s from the
i Marianas hit military installations
'on Kyushu, southernmost of the
Japanese home islands, in da>-
light today.
Tokyo identified the principal
targets as airfield* and airfield
. installations and said the attack
! lasted from 10 a. m. to noon
I iTokvo time).
Battleships and light units of t
the Pacific fleet blasted at shoi-e |
installations as carrier plane* hit j
the mam island of the Ryukyus J
again today, Nimitz said.
HEAVY LOSS FOR JAPS
Besides the 47 enemy ships sunk
or damaged. 29 aircraft were shot
out of the air, 16 were destroyed
on the ground and 42 damaged or
destroyed on the ground Twelve!
American planes and six pilots
I were lost in combat during the
same period
Adm. Nimitz said the heavy
| shelling of Okinawa yesterday
was made at closp range
Sea walls were breached bv
gunfire and defensive gun po*i- !
; thins, airfields and bridge* were
i heavily hit,” he said.
The 21st Bomber Command
announced a small force of Super-1
forts attacked industrial areas of
Nagoja about 1 a m
PICTURES TELL STORY
Meanwhile rrronnaiTwnnrr phn-'
tographs showed that 56 aircraft
were destroyed or damaged and
hangars blasted by an American 1
strike against Kyushu Wednesday.
The point* hardest hit by the
U. S. raiders were the Tachiarai
and Oita airfields and the Onura
aircraft factory.
The photographs showed the
attacker* damaged two assembly
buildings, three machine »hops
and several other building* at the
Onura factory. The American
fliers also damaged or destroyed
eight or nine hangars on the
Tachiarai Airfield.
No Rest for Vichy
PARIS. March 31 (UP)—Un
confirmed report* said today the
exiled French Vichy government
had fled from It* temporary head
quarter* in southwestern Ger-j
many to a new hideout near
Munich.
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Vienna
Periled
By Reds
MOSCOW, March 31 (INS)
—Russia’s Third Ukrainian
Army, smashing across the
Austrian border, drove to
within a reported 30 miles of
Vienna today and to within
150 miles of Trieste.
(The United Press reported
today that the Red* had closed
on Vienna from the south and
opened a fast drive to wrest
remnants of the Silesian indus
trial area from the Nazi*.)
Thousands of Soviet troop* were
released for direct assaults on
Berlin with the fall of Danzig.
Baltic port and naval base at the
northern end of the blazing 500-
mile eastern front. . More than
49,000 German* were killed or
captured with the city’s fall.
SI-MILE DANUBE GAIN
Simultaneously, the Second
1 Ukrainian Army, in a smashing
new offensive along a 40-mile
southern Slovakian front, forced
I the Hron and Nitra rivers in a
;31 -mile drive along the Danube's
[northern bank toward Bratislava
and Vienna.
These forces under Marshal
Malinovsky smashed to within 48
mile* of the Slovak capital and
lev* than 80 miles of Vienna. The
industrial center of Komamo was
seized.
CLEAR BALATON SHORES
Marshal Tolbukhin’g Third
Ukrainian Army cleared the
northwestern shores of Lake
Balaton and smashed toward the
Trieste gap leading to the Adri
atic. pathway to the northern
Italian plains.
As Soviet units blasted the
enemy from Danzig, first battle
ground of this war. Berlin re
ported increased activity east of
Berlin, where the fortress city of
Kruestrin was reported aban
doned by the Germans.
In Danzig, where the Russians
raised the national flag of the
Polish state, Soviet tanks and
infantrjmen supported by artil
lery and air bombardment, drove
through the city from south, west
and north in fierce block to block
fighting.
War Fronts
WESTERN FRONT—Europe
flooded with reports of Nazi
crackup and bid* for peace.
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EASTERN FRONT Red*
reported closing on Vienna:
seize huge store of
at Danzig. (Page LI
JAPAN Tokyo reports U S.
minesweepers clearing ap
proaches to Okinawa for in
vasion armada, (page 1.)
Wife Slayer Wins
Right to Appeal
NEW YORK. March 31 (INS)
—Wayne Lonergan, sentenced to
from 35 years to life for the slay
ing in 1943 of his socialite wife
Patricia, has won the right to ap
peal to the state court of appeal*.
Hi* plea was granted by Judge
John T. Loughran of the tribunal.
Army Day Omitted
WASHINGTON. March 31
(INS * Secret ary of War St imson
has decreed the celebration of
Army Day on April 6 will be
oezuttad tiua yeat,
Union Chiefs
Meet to End
Hudson Strike
By ED BRAND
DtlnM Him* Later E*Har
Stewards and members of the
executive board of Local 154,
UAW-CIO, were to meet in the
Chrysler local hall on Hart ave
nue today in an effort to induce
13.000 striking employe* of the
Hudson Motor ’Car Co. to return
to work Monday.
George Bland, president of the
local, promised the WLB at a
"show cause" hearing yesterday,
that the officers would do every*
thing in their power to end the
strike by Monday morning.
The promise wa* made after a
representative of the Army Air
Forces testified that production of
P-38 fighter plane* and Superforts
would be stopped in three plants
throughout the nation if the strike
were not terminated immediately.
UNION AIDE FIRED
The walkout followed the dis
charge of Robert Siebert, an as
sistant union steward and Demo
ciafic committeeman from the
Fourteenth Congressional District,
for allegedly "crimping" war
wotk.
Testifying before the board yes
terday, Bland said:
"The company 1a responsible
for this »o-called wildcat strike.
Our people got out of hand and
It** all due to the company’s re
fusal to negotiate with us.’*
CASE NEGOTIATED
“Slebert’s case was negotiated
once,” said Bland, “and, after
negotiation*, he was put back
to work. He worked one day and
wa* fired the next.
“Even after rhe walkout. T
went to the management and
a*ked If we would get the peo
ple back to work whether they
would negotiate Siebert’* rase.
The answer was a flat no.
"Then our people got out of
hand and we couldn’t do any
thing with them. They feel they
have no security under the con
tract.”
COMPANY’S ANSWER
Percy Donovan, counsel for the
company, told the board:
”ls the «frtke hadn't been
planned, the people couldn’t
have left the plant so quickly.
If. a« Bland *ay*, the striker*
got out of control I am wonder
ing If we are dealing with the
proper leaders.”
Easter Deer Ranges
East Side Backyards
If you saw a deer in your back
yard this morning instead of the
taster rabbit, it wasn't those
highballs.
It's a real bucktail and he’s
still at large in the East Side
Harper district, with a squad of
police riflemen in pursuit.
Patrolman Philip RorafT, of the
Conner station, was summoned at
7:30 a. m. to the home of Philip
Constantini, at 18181 Mack. Mrs
Constant ini said there a deer
in her backyard frightening her
chickens.
RotafT found the back fence
down and a tuft of deer hair cling
ling to k.
Army Officers
Ready to Quit
PARIS, March 31 (INS) —The mighty Allied
juggernaut forged ahead all along the Western Front
today amid indications that the Nazis were con
vinced at last that they have lost the war and that
the end is near.
Swiss reports reaching Paris said that Adolf
Hitler had held a conference w ith his generals, per
haps at Salzburg. -
Among Uie general staff members present were* Field
jMarshai Kesselring, Western Front commander, and Field
Marshal Walther von Model, Swiss sources said.
(The United Press in London, quoting European re
ports, said that Hitler and the high command had agreed
at an all-night meeting that Germany should seek an
armistice, but apparently delayed action when the Nazis
refused to give up the government immediately.)
Goebbels Admits End Is Near
I
Hitler’s Propaganda Minister Goebbels, according to th«
London Evening News, declared the war is near an end.
The Stockholm newspaper Tidningen was quoted as report
ing Hitler was told at a council of war yesterday that th«
German high command feels continuation of the war is
impossible.
i There wa* no word of the exact position of the Allied
spearhead* in the west. The United Press said that 3,000
U. S. and British tanka were grinding down enemy defenses
only 170 miles from Berlin. Fail of the whole Ruhr basin and
the W'eser River bastion of Kassel appears imminent, said Boyd
Lewis, UP war correspondent.)
The twin assault on Kassel by the U. S. First and Third
armies developed after Third Army armored forces completed
a daring new drive of 45 miles and swept northward to within 10
miles of the Nazi stronghold.
The First Army closed in after smashing through Fritzlar,
Dale in Berlin
Reds May Meet Yanks
in Nazi Capital
NEW YORK. March 31 (INS)
- A commentator of the Moscow
radio expressed the possibility to
day that the first junction of
Aliied forces with ihe Russian* in
Germany might take • place in
Berlin.
In a broadcast recorded by the
FCC. the commentator said:
"A Red army ha* crossed the
Oder and I* traversing Germany
In a westerly direction, while
Anglo-American forces have
crossed the Rhine and are ad
vancing eastward.
"East and west will meet and
Berlin would he a suitable
rendezvous.”
An hour later Patrolman Fred
Stewart of 5242 Yorkshire was
eating breakfast in his home, when
his wife called him to a window.
“Tell me quick/* she de
manded, “am I seeing a deer?”
“You are,” yelled Stewart, “get
my gun.”
But the deer took Stew’art’s
fence before he found his rifle.
Shortly afterward. Henrv Van
Hoelt.” 82, of 4364 Woodall, re
ported the animal in his yard.
Police lielieve the deer may have
been one driven from the north
by forest Ares. All looee deer on
i Beil* Jble are albino*
RED
LINE
on the southeast.
Paris announced early today
that French troops had crossed the
Rhine to join the battle for Ger
many’s inner fortress.
Field Marshal Montgomery’s
21st Army Group, operating north
of the Ruhr, surged forward an
other 10 miles to points 50 miles
or more east of the Rhine.
CROSS DORTMUND CANAL
A German DNB agency report
said that British Second Army
troops had crosssed the Dortmund*
Ems Canal and gained a bridge
head on the ca>i bank
An unsubstaniiatp<i ftru»S»lf
radio report said unuT of the Brit
ish Second and the \mn lean First
Artny had linked f-> i- es near Pad*
erborn, trapping three Germag
armies.
American forces pushed north
and northeast into the Ruhr in
encircling drive to isolate the en
tire industrial area.
Progress along the south of the
Western Front was highlighted by
the capture of the historic unrver
sity city of Heidelberg by the U. S,
Seventh Army. }
Armored forces ’of the Ameri
can First Army which entered
Paderborn were last officially re
ported 60 miles from a junction
wtih the British. A linkup would
mean the complete encirclement
(Continued on Page t, CAL S) \
5,000 New Autos Left
WASHINGTON, March H
<INSi The nation was down to
day to 3.000 new automobile* out
of the seveial hundred thousand
,car« taken over by the govern
ment shortly aftee M MMbth

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