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El Reno, Oklahoma, Tuesday, April 25, 1944
London Reports
'Invasion Eve'
Curbs Applied
Travel Ban Obviously
Is Step To Prevent
Secrets from Leaking
LONDON. Apr. $6—(U.R,—Virtually
11 travel overseas from Britain
as prohibited today under what
e London Dally Express flatly
lied “invasion eve regulations."
The home office announced late
ast night that only those engaged
business of "urgent national
mportance which cannot be post-
ed" would be permitted to leave
tain until further notice.
The ministry attributed its action
erely to “military consideraions,"
the travel ban obviously was
;nother step to prevent invasion
ets from leaking to the axis
n the critical days or weeks be-
ore allied armies land in western
Nail Speculating
Nazi-controlled radios in Europe
ntinued to speculate the invasion
would come sometime this week
Berlin radio was heard broad-
lng that "every member of the
Oerman western anny knows that
the big test lies ahead."
■ "The Oerman soldier is ready
to accept the challenge for decis-
ive battle," Berlin said.
<U. S. government monitors heard
Oslo radio broadcast that Col-
onel General Nikolaus von Pal ken-
horst, German commander in Nor-
way, had completed an inspection
of fortifications alontt the Norwe-
gian coast and had gained the
“impression" that It was "protect-
ed very thoroughly against all pos-
sible Anglo-American intentions of
Germans Are Cautious
Stockholm dispatches disclosed
that the Germans also have acted
to safeguard their preparations to
counter an invasion All passenger
traffic between Sweden and Den-
mark. both by ferries and plane
was halted suddenly yesterday, pre-
sumably by the Germans, and
Copenhagen notified the Swedish
telephone com any that no more
telephone calls for Denmark would
be accepted until {uilfee£ police.
Sweden, for Us part was re-
ported to have banned the pe.*sagr
of Oerman mall trucks through Its
territory, possibly as result of the
discovery of Oerman military maps
of Sweden In a shipment destined
for the German army in Norway.
Swedish trucks manned by Swe-
dish personnel henceforth will
handle any German mall passing
through Sweden.
Waste Paper Collection
Is Scheduled Friday
Fort Reno Will Provide Army Trucks
As Highschool Studer *ake Canvass
For The Next Salvage llrlv*
Volume 53, No. 48
Soldiers Caught
After Wild Chase
FORT WORTH, lex.. Apr 25-
•A1*—State highway patrolmen end
city police combined in a wild chase
through a Fort Worth residential
area today 'to capture two young
soldiers who escaped vesterday
morning from the stockade at Fort
8U1 Okla and reportedly stole the
automobile of a lieutenant.
The fugitives, one 19. the other
30. were Injured slightly when four
shots fired by state highway patrol-
man exploded a tire on their car
and It crashed Into a telephone pole.
Tlie soldiers, who surrendered
without resistance after their auto-
mobile crashed, are held In city
Jail here for Fort Sill officers
$12,43(1 Sought
In Damage Suit
In n damage action filed In Ca-
nadian county district court today,
B. M Bonebrake. El Reno. Is ask-
ing a Judgment of 112 430 against
W 8 Welden. El Reno.
The petition filed In the office
of Frank Taylor, court clerk, re-
lates that at about 3 a. in. Apr. 36.
1942. Bonebrake was driving an
automobile south on U. 8 high-
way 60 a short distance south-
east of El Reno when the car was
struck from the rear by an automo-
bile driven by Welden
The plaintiff. In alleging he was
caused to suffer serious and per-
manent Injuries In the accident,
seeks $13,000 for hit personal in-
juries and 1430 for damages to hit
Plans were being completed “to-
day for collection of waste paper
throughout El Reno on Friday. Apr.
28. under the auspices of the
Schools-at-War program.
Port Reno will provide army
trucks for use in collecting the scrap
paper from all over town, and high-
school students will contribute their
services In gathering the paper.
Besides the public hlghschool stu-
dents. Sacred Heart Catholic aca-
demy also Is participating In the
waste paper salvage program.
El Reno residents are being asked
to gather old newspapers, magazines
and cardboard, tie them securely in
small bundles and leave the bundles
In front of their homes Friday.
School students tn army trucks
will canvass the entire city Friday
picking up the bundles of the waste
paper. The paper will be shipped to
a processing plant for salvage, and
money received from Its sale will be
used toward erection of a memorial
Childers Fears
War Hero Returning
For Celebration
TULSA Apr. 25 —uP>— Tall,
copper-colored Lieutenant Ernest
' O y? 'ormer hlghschool students I
n.<3£vjt * services
1*3. dies are missed Friday. I
reside call either the high- '
school. e No. 254, or the
chamber 'o *rce. No. 1188. be- '
fore 11 a. urday and the
bundles will ’ up Saturday.
Rural resit?
I Hollandia Is
Toppling Under
Surprise Blow
Roaming Romero
Other Allied Forces
Keep Japs Off Balance
In Southwest Pacific
county wishing contribute bun-
dles of paper may'brin* them to El
Reno and leave them at the chamber
of commerce office.
Sponsors of the canvass emphasize
that all scrap paper must be tied
securely in bundles small enough
that they may be handled easily.
The paper must be loaded on the
Japan's prized base of Hollandia
in Dutch New Guinea is toppling
under the surprise amphibous at-
tack by General Douglas MacAr-
thur’s forces and capture of Hol-
lands's three airdromes, the only
major objective yet to be reached.'
Is imminent.
Today's reports from the Invasion
scene confirmed that Tadji air-
drome and Aitape. 150 miles south-
west of Hollandia. has been pressed
and cardboard in a third.
Motor Rocks
Baby's Crib
Grandfather Devises
Electric Apparatus
To Cut Lung Static
VTORMAN Apr 25 —(U.PJ— The
1 ’ poets who sing the glories of
the "hand that rocks the cradle"
Childers, who won the Congres- may fjnd themselves writing about
sional Medal of Honor, was head- Hectrlc motors in the post-war
ed homeward today to be honor wor)d
guest at one of the biggest parties
ever thrown for a Sooner.
The shy Creek Indian from Brok-
en Arrow looked forward to the
celebration with much more fear
than he felt In the face of Ger-
man guns at Salerno.
"He telephoned me from Chicago
this morning." said his brother.
Clarence Childers. Tulsa. "He was
excited about coming home but
was plenty scared to when I told
him about the things that were
baing planned in.bis *___
Childers was scheduled to arrive
An Invention of a Norman grand-
father. Everett J. Craig, makes this
a possibility The 58-year-old
grandfather has built an electri-
cally-operated crib swing for his
granddaughter. Tony Kay Fuzzell
Craig says the germ of his genius
was spawned the night he was rock-
ing Tony Kay to sleep and trying
to listen to the war news on the
radio at the same time
Every time he qu« rocking the
in Tulsa this afternoon by b*bv * regulate the radio there
lean an lines He plans to reel up 1 would be lung static from the crib.
and thing* went from bad to worse
at his brother’s home from the
siege of attention he has been
under since his return to this
county from the Italian front.
Broadcasting Tonight
Childers, after a rousing wel-
come at the airport, will spend the
remainder of the afternoon with
his relatives In Tulsa. At 8:30
p. m. he will appear on KTUL on
a nationwide (Columbia Broad- hasn't somebody Invented an elec-
casting system) dramatization of his trically operated baby crib?"'
war feats. The program will orlg- — -
lnate in New York, with Quentin ins electrically operated crib Is
Reynolds, the writer, as master of n rMklIy two crtb# ,n one
ceremonies. smaller of the two Is attached to
Wednesday morning the war hero an ordinary size crib by plumbing
will go to nearby Broken Arrow, pipe.
his home town to receive the 0nce lhf electricity Is turned on.
P ° hl* ff 0W rw,men “nd a motor operates a aet of pulleys In
neighbors the enclosed lower portion of the
Other Events Planned large crib. These. In turn, pull the
He first will appear at a cham- smaller crib back and forth,
ber of commerce luncheon, at which “i believe my Invention Is the
a number of other Oklahoma war answer to every mother's needs."
heroes will be honor guests After- said Cratg. "Just think, the mother
ward the meeting will move across can c0 ahead and do her washing
the street to a school for a massed Bnd
band concert.
Ironing and the rest of the
housework without having to take
Among those attending will the time off to rock the baby. Elec-
conunanding officers and staffs tiTcity will do that Job for her."
of the Oklahoma City air depot. _
I?,* T FV!d ,thl F'Drt ““ LIE recently displayed his strange
£ Z SCn , IT ^ ** contraption In a Norman store
ber. and the naval stations at, __. ...
Norn-an | window “so people can see whats
_ ‘ _ waiting for them after the war." he
In the growd greeting him at remarked,
the airport will be scores of . ... . ... ...
Broken Arrow neighbor, who were J2***J~ *m , 7°" ^ ,
unable to wait until he goes there a k?
tomoirow to see him 0 b*by’ H* HP|,lnk b*bl<‘fc
. l‘»ve always been rocked "and they
Childers was a first sergeant pr„bablv always will be."
last summer when he took a patrol ■ ___________
and wiped out Oerman machine
gun nests holding up an American
advance on one front in Sicily He j
since has been promoted to sec-1
ond lieutenant.
trucks, then taken off the trucks Into active duty less than 48 hours
and loaded into a freight car. and a*ter It was taken and gave this pic-
later unloaded from the freight car. jtore of the fight for Hollandia:
The paper should be sorted Into j 1. Hollandia town has fallen
three kinds, newspapers In one bun- | without serious opposition and lies
die. magazines In another bundle | in utter destruction.
2. A two-way squeeze Is underway
for the Hollandia and Cyclops air-
I dromes which lie In the 34-mile
j valley at the foot of the towering
Cyclops mountains.
Third Column Advancing
3 A third American column Is
spearing south from Hollandia to-
ward Tami airdrome and has cov-
ered one-third of the distance to the
air field.
Although American officers anti-
cipate enemy counter-attacks there
has been no large scale opposition
to the invasion and American losses
have been slight.
Dutch authorities said representa-
tives of the Netherlands Indies civ-
il administration have established
civil authority in Hollandia, the
first Dutch territory regained since
the war began
Coastal Area Pounded
Other allied forces kept the Jap-
anese off balance in the southwest
Pacific Planes pounded the We-
wak-Hansa bay area of coastal New
Guinea, southeast of Hollandia and
Aitape. with 33 tons of bombs.
Fighting on the India-Burma bor-
der has slackened slightly and al-
lied troops have broken through sev-
eral enemy road blocks northeast of
Itnphai where more than 4 000 Jap-
anese have been killed since the
India invasion began.
Sweden's Reply
Displeases Hull
(iermany Continue*
To Receive Supplies
WA8H1NOTON. Apr 25-<A> -
Secretary of 8tate Cordell Hull said
today that Sweden's reply to an
allied request to stop sending ball
bearings to Germany was not satis-
Naturally this government is very-
much dissatisfied. Hull told his
press conference, because it attaches
great importance to the question of
supplies for Nazi Germany
Sweden is reported to have told
both Britain and the United 8tates
that It cannot break Its commit-
ments to Germany to send ball
bearings which replace those de-
stroyed by allied air raids.
Hull declined to say what the
next move In the attempt to choke
off strategic German Imports might
His reply clearly indicated, how-
ever. that this government dors not
consider the matter closed.
until he had to give up the radio In
favor of the baby.
"That's when I looked around the
room and saw the clock run by
electricity, the radio, and out In
the kitchen a refrigerator making
ice." Craig said. 'The thought
came to me that 'why In the world.
Irrigation Farming
Will Be Discussed
will be discussed at a meeting on
farm owners and operator* here
May 4.
Two bureau of reclamation spe-
cialists will address the gathering.
Htate Forecast
Shower* and thunderstorms to-
night and Wedneeday: slightly
warmer tonight, lowest temperature*
from 50 In the panhandlt to 55
to 65 In the remainder of the state;
cooler In extreme west Wednesday,
with winds Increasing to 36 mile*
per hour Wednesday.
El Kciii* Weather
For 24-hour period ending at 8
n m today: High. #7; low. 48: at
8 u. m., 56.
(Hate of weather: Partly cloudy,
Rainfall: Non*. *
Share-the-Ride Habits
At Air Base Ordered
less both civilian and military per-
sonnel of the Frederick army air
base start practicing share-the-rlde vvlllrl1 ,l“'s bppn ca*'ed because 0f the
habits, punitive measure* will be in- revlval of U»e Alius Irrigation pro-
stituted bv the Tillman county gaa-
ollne rationing board
This was the wanting Issued by
Captain Oeorge A Anderson, of the
field's transportation committee,
after a survey showed many "solo"
drivers to and front the field.
Occupation Of
Island Revealed
DEPARTMENT. Apr 25—<A*i-Oc-
cupation and fortification of Slicnt-
ya. small but important Island in
the lar Western Aleutians, was re-
vealed here today
Troops went ashore In a howling
ALTUS, Apr 25—<UR> -Plans for ■'‘ton" dur,l'« the battle for Attu
converting farms In the A It us trrl- *n May Th*y were picked
gallon district to Irrigation farming mPn from thp ,ampri fourth in-
fantry regiment, the outfit which
captured Lion mountain at the
close of the Attu battle.
A native newsboy at a spot "some-
where in the Pacific" at first didn't
recognize his customer as Cesar
Romero, famed screen star, but
when he did he reacted like any
U. 8. youngster with—"Sign name,
please!" Romero, now a coast
guardsman aboard an assault trans-
port. autographed the youngster's
Four Candidates
Submit Filings
Friday Is Deadline
For Entering Races
Only' four candidates, all Incum-
bents. had filed for Canadian coun-
ty offices early this afternoon, ac-
cording to J. L. Patman, secretary
of (he county election board.
A T. March. Democrat, filed as
a candidate for county treasurer
March now is completing the un-
expired term of Paul Scott. Demo-
crat, elected two years ago. who
recently entered the army.
peeking re-election are Jack
SftHbw Republican, sheriff; Sam
Hulbert. Democrat, county assessor;
and Frank Taylor. Democrat, court
Most other incumbents in county
offices have been issued filing
blanks but have not yet returned
them to the election board secre-
The filing period opened Monday
and will close at 5 p. m. Friday.
—W L Funk. El Reno Republican,
today filed (or the office of sixth
district congressman, during the
second day of the state abbreviated
filing period which ends Friday.
Overcast Skies
Strike Fear In
Flooded Areas
Highway Bridge Near)
I*onea City Swept Out!
By Wall of Water
Overcast skies held the threat of
more rain for the flooded midwest
today, giving little surcease from
rampaging rivers which caused 12
deaths forced thousands from their
homes, washed out vast acreages of j
crops and snarled rail and high- j
way travel.
Six persons were listed as miss-
ing and believed dead In Kansas,
five in Missouri and one in Illinois.
The Missouri, the Kaw and other
streams in western Missouri and
eastern Kansas were falling this
morning but the weather bureau
said "substantial rain" was likely to-
night and tomorrow.
Damage High at Winfield
Five persons were feared dead in
the Winfield. Kan., area where high
water was receding after causing
property damage estimated at $1,-
000.000 In that city's worst flood on
And northeastern Oklahoma saw
the Arkansas river’s tremendous
wall of water come pouring out of
Kansas to sweep away the big U. 8.
highway' 60 bridge east of Ponca
City and partly inundate Ponca City
and Kaw City. A survey by air
showed the river covering miles of
farmland over that section.
Record Threatened
A record set 21 years ago by the
Arkansas river at Ralston. Okla.,
in northern Pawnee county, was
| threatened today.
Observers expected the big stream,
puffed with heavy week-end flow-
off from central Kansas, to crest
at 23 feet sometime this afternoon
opposite the community of 650 per-
sons. Tlie present high mark is 23.2
feet Down river. Tulsa expected
no serious flood. The crest was
forecast at 16 feet late tonight or
tomorrow which would equal that
of high water two weeks ago when
only minor damage resulted Above
Tulsa, the Cimarron river had de-
posited its biggest load well ahead
of the Arkansas. " - - —•* ~ —
Foreign Athletes Arc
Invited to Track Meet
NEW YORK. Apr 36—(U.PJ—Rus-
Ject. eventUklly schtduled to provide ■ Brain and Argentina have bee,
a t flclal moisture for 40.000 acre* | lnvllpd to thelr top athlftM ,0
0 *n ' | the National Amateur Athletic
~ j union track and field meet hero
i June 17 and 18. Secretary Dan Par-
rls said today.
Troops Return From
Temporary Assignment
Troop* A and B of the 253rd
Bonds Forfeited
In Police Court
8nooks Handley. 17. of 419 North
Donald avenue, forfeited $5.50 bond
Monday In municipal court on a
charge of disturbing the peace by
American legion
Meeting Arranged „
fighting Saturday night at a public'squadron and Troop B of the 252nd
A social hour at 8 p nt followed dance hall. Police Chief Lee Har-1 squadron returned to Fort Reno
Se“!°" ’J11 * C°n' V#y * reco4d* °‘4K;ioMKl today. Monday after two and a half months
ducted by the American Legion post, Charles A. Mtrroll, 34. of Fort on a temporary assignment In Call-
In the Legion hall Ihursday, it was Reno, also forfeited a bond, for. fornla. It was reported today
announced by George Sheet*, post $5 50 for Illegal possession of In-' Future assignment of duty for
commander. i toxica ting liquor. | these troops was not disclosed
Demand Is Made
To Retain Fleet
Demand* that the United States
retain it* full battle fleet after
the war accompanied unanimous
senate passage today of a record
$32,644,729,701 navy appropriation
Acting Chairman Kenneth Mc-
Keller (Democrat, Tennessee) of
the appropriations committee, de-
ploring the scrapping of battle-
ships and other parts of the fleet
after World War I. expressed hope
"that kind of thing will never
happen again.”
The senate accepted an amend-
ment by Senator Elmer Thomas
(Democrat. Oklihoma) to the navy
bill requiring the return to for-
mer owners of land the govern-
ment acquired near Moore. Okla..
for a navy airport. Since condem-
nation of the 532 acres, large oil
wells have been brought In and
the navy has decided not to use
the field.
OPA Price Compliance
Check-Up Is Scheduled
| —Local participation In the nat-
ionwide price compliance check-
up, ordered by the office of price
administration, was announced to-
day by Oklahoma OPA officials
who will conduct the survey In
Oklahoma City and 62 surround-
ing counties May 1 through May 4
The compliance survey, second to
be condueted In the state, was an-
nounced by Harry Caiiup. district
price chief of the OPA.
The first check-up was held last
March with a very satisfactory
Boy Scout Fund
Drive Proposed
Dates Specified For
Local Campaign
Preliminary organization of work-
ers In the annual drive to raise
funds for the Boy 8couts has been
completed and the campaign will
be conducted May 10. 11 and 12. It
was announeed today by William
L. Funk, finance chairman.
No particular goal or quota has
I beet) set. Funk said, but solicitors
j will ask residents to donate to the
Boy Scout fund as generously as
they can.
The money raised will be used in
promotion of the Boy Scout pro-
I gram here.
A D. Taylor was named general
chairman for El Reno, E J Pal-
mer was appointed chairman and O.
W Ttmberlake vice chairman for
the Rock Island division, and J.
JT Douglas and S. 8. French were
'designated as chairmen for the fed-
| eral reformatory division.
These men will appoint leaders
, and worker* to make the canvass In
] the various divisions. Funk explain-

"Each volunteer price panel In
the 58 ration hoards will deter-
mine the brands and sizes of food
hems they will check, choosing the
Items from a submitted Hat of
basic foods," Canup said,
13 More Accepted
By Armed Forces
I Twelve selective service regis-
i trants from Canadian county were
Inducted into the army at Fort 8111
I Apr 19 and another from this coun-
i ty was Inducted Into the navy Apr
32, it was announced today by the
! local draft board
latest group accepted for serv-
ice In the army Included Marlon
i Allen Conner. Raymond Oscar
Vaughan Loyal J Miller. Earl Au-
dle Coll. Ray Pearce. Reeder Wil-
liam Holcomb. Clyde Colbert Mc-
Adoo, Leslie Olen Kimball, Joe
Clifford Dunn, Curren Newton WU-
i Hams. John Ray Ross. Jr., and Rob-
J bert Henry Boatman. Jr.
John Marcus Creed entered the
navy service Apr 22
Okfuskee Farmers
Building Stork Pond*
OKEMAH. Apr 25 —<U.8»- The
| AAA has financed the construction
of 20 stock ponds In Okfuskee
, county since Jan. 1, Wendell Tuck-
I *r. count* AAA aupervtsor. said to-
| day
Fanner* who sign with AAA are
j allowed IS cents per cubic yard
, for the first 2.000 yards of dirt
; moved In building a pond, and
10 cents a cubic yard for the
: next 3,000
Did You Hear
THORN, former employe of
The Tribune who Is serving with
the U. 8. army air forces In
England, recently mailed The
Tribune a clipping from an army
newspaper which mentions For-
rest Flagler, first lieutenant
bombardier from El Reno. The
clipping states Flagler “led the
formation of Fortresses which
gave Berlin its first U. 8. bombs,
went back two days later as lead-
er of a group bombing more relch
capital targets and made a clean
sweep of his Job by destroying
three Focks Wulf 190s with his
chin turret."
J. L Gilbert, son of Mr and
Mrs. J. N. Gilbert. 1203 West
London street, stationed with the
137th Infantry at Camp Butner.
N C.. was promoted to first lieu-
tenant on Apr. 15.
Corporal Edward W Robinson,
son of Lewis Robinson. 108'i
North Bickford avenue, has ar-
rived at the 8tuttgart. Ark., army
air field where he Is assigned to
a pre-aviation cadet detachment
awaiting assignment to aviation
cadet training Robinson recent-
ly returned from 14 months of
overseas service where he was a
member of the first balloon
15 Ships Sunk
At Sevastopol
Siege Taken Over
By Red Air Force
M06C0W. Apr 26—(UP)—Massed
squadrons of Red air force and
fleet air arm planes took over the
siege of Sevastopol today, sink-
ing 15 enemy vessels and destroy-
ing 16 planes In 24 hours, as ground’
forces re-grouped for the final as-
sault on the big naval base.
(Soviet reports failed to support
German claims that the Red army
had launched its decisive attack
on Sevastopol !
Nine of the vessels sent to the
bottom were transports loaded to1
capacity with German troops at-
tempting to escape across the block-
aded Black sea to Romania. Three
patrol boats, two landing barges
and a torpedo boat also were sunk
and a number of additional craft
were damaged severely.
Troop Transports Hit
The attacks brought to 65 the
number of enemy ships sunk or
damaged severely off the southern
Crimea in the past two weeks. In-
cluding 17 troop transports.
Twenty-two German planes were
shot down In aerial combat and 14.
Including five trl-motored Junkers
52 transport used to evacuate
troops by air, were destroyed on
the ground In a raid on one of
few airfields remaining In Oerman
hands In the Crimea.
Th» Soviet high commad. in Its
midnight communique, reported for
the third consecutive day that
there were "no essential changes”
along the vast front.
Counter-Blow* Repulsed
A supplement, however, told of
the repulse of continued German
counter-attacks northeast and
southeast of the railway Junction
of Lwow in old Poland
Some 80 miles northeast of Lwow.
the Oerman* re-captured two vil-
lages, but were routed In turn by
a Soviet counter-blow In which
more than 400 enemy troops were
A German Infantry battalion
crossed a water defense line south-
east of Stanislawow on the south-
ern approaches to Lwow under
cover of darkness. Soon after dawn,
the Russians attacked and killed
more than 200 of the enemy. The
enemy remnants were thrown Into
the river, where many drowned.
More than 7,100 Oerman, have
been killed in the Stanislawow
sector In the past week.
Bomber Crashes In
Downtown Montreal
MONTREAL Que . Canada . Apr.
25—(A*—'The crash of a twin-en-
gined bomber In Montreal's down-
town commercial district today klll-
' ed nine persons. Injured other* and
left a dozen dwellings wrecked and
Some eye witnesses said the bomb-
er exploded in the air while others
said It blew up after striking the
building*, sending fragments 50 feet
Into the air.
Wood 1h Appointed
Ah District Judge
Grady Couty Judge L A. Wood
waa appointed dlatrlet Judge to-
day to fill a vacancy In the Oiady-
, Caddo county district.
Wood succeeds the lata W. A
Una, who died Jan 39.
In making the appointment Oov-
•rnor Robert 8 Kerr aald Wood
will taka oilica
U. S. Bombers
Strike Hard At
Nazi Air Bases
Other Planes Turn
Munich, Karlsruhe
Into Pools of Flame
A thousand or more American
planes attacked three German air
bases in France today, after up-
ward of 1,000 heavy bombers turn-
ed Munich and Karlsruhe Into
pools of flames last night.
U. 8. targets were at Nancy.
Metz and Dijon.
Nazi broadcasters said strong
bomber formations were over south-
ern, western and southwestern Ger-
In operations of 3,000 American
planes from Britain and Italy
yesterday, at least 181 of Ger-
many's dwindling first-line plane*
were destroyed and 4.000 tons of
explosives splashed on Friedrichs-
hafen. Munich. Bucharest, Ploestl.
and Belgrade.
American Lease* Revealed
These daylight invaders had run
interference for the R A. F night
fliers blasting air fields around
American losses yesterday were 69
planes, at least 38 of which were
heavy bombers
| The British lost 30 planes last
night in attacks which also In-
cluded Mosquito stabs at Dussel-
dorf and mine laying. The blows
at Munich and Karlsruhe, great
Industrial and transport centers,
were "well concentrated” and "In
greet strength," the air ministry
Russians Apply Lash
The Russians also were applying
the lash of air power to the Ger-
mans in Lwow. Sevastopol and the
Black sea.
The Germans said Sevastopol was
under "final assault."
The Russians told of absorbing
a small German attack In old
Poland west of Dubno. 83 miles
northeast of Lwow.
The Italian front remained tn
repose save for minor patrols and
artillery action. Among the 2.0U0
flights from Italy yesterday the
allies bombed central railways in
the peninsula shipping off the west
coast port of Uvorno and off Yugo-
slavia. i
Nazi* Raid Naples
The Nazis raided Naples sharp-
ly and flew over parts of eastern
and southeastern England—prob-
ably checking on Invasion prepara-
tions i
England was sealed Into a truly
"tight little Island" when travel
overseas from the invasion base
was banned.
Missing Fliers
Spotted from Air
RENO. Nev. Apr 25—(/P>-8lx
men missing from a wrecked B-24
army bomber were located from the
air today and searchers said only
one appeared to be Injured.
Five were standing and an am-
bulance plane with a parachute
physician was dispatched to the
ires. It was indicated a plane
landing near the scene might be
Wreckage was lound 35 miles
from McDermltt. Nev., last nlglil
after two of eight crewmen who
parachuted from the plane were
discovered by Indian ranchers. An
Oklahoma sergeant, Frank Mass,
whose mother is Mrs Mary Mass
Hartshorne. was a member of the
Americans Take
Another Atoll
WASHINGTON. Apr 25 -01V-
American forces beating down light
Jap resistance have occupied Uje-
lang atoll, westernmost of the mid-
t Pacific Marshall Islands, the navy
announced today.
The quick conquest of the atoll
provides an American base Imme-
diately north of the Caroline is-
lands. heavily fortified by the Jap-
I anrse
Tlie conquest of Ujelaitg brings
to 21 the number of atoll* over
which the American flag now file*
In the Msrshall*.
Condemnation Suit*
Filed at Holdenville
Conrtemnatlon suits coveting
more tracts of land in
In plans for Holdenvinc*
municipal airport have
Appraisers tor the tracts
appointed May 4.
Lieutenant Mortis I
' has been itattnned i
| artillery tn Alaska
| year*, arrived tn El
I to visit his parents.
H. B Yowell 81$ South

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