Borger Daily Herald (Borger, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 198, Ed. 1 Monday, July 12, 1943 Page: 2 of 6
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Monday, July 12, 1943
Headlines vs. Facts
A subcommittee of the Dies Committee on Un-
'Vmencan Activities made daily headlines out of testi-
mony taken in Los Angeles and at the Poston reloca-
tion center where Japanese-Americans are being held.
The general impression of newspaper readers must be
hat the War Relocation Authority is doing a pretty
A competent news service man who was present
during much of that inquiry wrote the testimony
neard by the committee—but his eyes and ears, out-
iide the hearings, told him a different story.
"The gist of the testimony was that the evacuees
it Poston were harboring large quantities of food,
ivere rioting, and were preparing to join Japanese in-
vasion forces when the 'expected' attack was launch-
ed against the United States.
To the disinterested observer the testimony was so
Fantastic it was ludicrous," reports this correspondent
Cellars beneath barracks supposed to conceal
nordes of food proved to have been dug as refuges
From 130-degree heat; they contained a few dirty
mattresses and cots, but no food.
Evidence of food waste, introduced by the commit-
tee's expert investigator, consisted of a half-eaten
:heese sandwich found at a warehouse where evacuee
workers had eaten lunch.
"The committee heard that a large supply of dyna-
mite had been stolen from a spot "three miles from the
Parker Dam within the past 90 days.' In the conver-
sation at dinner, it developed that the dynamite had
been stolen three years ago."
The committee's visit to the Poston center produc-
ed evidence disproving much of the testimony received
at Los Angeles. But while the testimony was on the
ecord. and received wide publicity, the late disproof
did not seem to the committee to be worth passing
jlong to the public.
This is the type of inquiry which originally got the
Dies Committee into disrepute. Chairman Dies him-
self was not along on the relocation survey, and there-
fore remains in position to clear the record by making
public the real facts as distinguished from irrespon-'
sible testimony received, in part at least, from dis-
gruntled ex-employes of the WRA.
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ride, she had to hoof it 15 4 mil> s to her new home. Having her
own way ime.t he responsible for the self-satisfied expression she
displays while nonchalantly accepting a head of lettuce from her
new keeper Harvey Carlile.
ACTRESS AND BABY
PASS THE CRISIS
HOLLYWOOD, July 12-01’)—
Screen Actress Veronica Lake and
her son, born prematurely Thurs-
day, are “getting along nicely.’'
physicians reported in announcing
they expected the crisis
child’s condition today.
Rahaul, Ihe big enemy Son I h I’uilie base, seems Ihe logical objective of an arc-shaped Allied offensive now in
making. Combined air-land-sca forces under MacArtlmr and Halsey have launched new attacks here to push
Japs back to a tine from Saturnalia to Mumla.
Syracuse is approximately 30
miles north of Capo Passer**, it
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and is a city of 53,000 popula-
In the Salamaua area, Mitchell
bombers, escorted by P-38's,
. dreppi d down almost to lice*!up
levels in deliver a devastating at-
tack on villages along the trail
tJon, | from Mubo to Salamaua. Forty-
Licata, at the extreme loft wing nine tons of bombs were dropped
of the string of ports and towns ' and the Malolo village area was
taken in the allied advance, is
approximately 80 miles west of
The headquarters announce-
ment said the allied navies con-
tinued to roll reinforcements of
men and supplies onto all beaches
seized in the 100-mile stretch of
Sicilian coast yesterday despite
increased air opposition, while
ground forces made good pro-
i gross and repulsed all enemy
The surrender of Pozznllo, site
of one of Ihe important Axis
| airfields on the south coast, was
accepted by the commander of
1 heavily : trafed. Our Lightning:
shut down five enemy fighters
that attempted interception but
two of our lighters were missing.
troops on the island had the first
warning of invasion at 1 a. m.
S c inlay, throe hours after our
fir ) assault troops landed.
The first real clash with the
Germans came Ibis morning when
units of the Eighth army engaged
them at Florida, about eight miles
west of Syracuse, and fierce light-
and had captured or destroyed
1,640 tanks and 1.400 guns.
SEE TURNING POINT
IN SICILIAN INVASION
BUS TOLL NOW
STANDS AT THREE
CORSICANA, July 12—CP)—
(Toll of a bus accident stood at
Jlbreo today with the death o!
('!i.:. U 1- r„ 2!) of
i Moore died yesterday following
j the crash near here of a north-
. bound Bowen bus into a concrete
Richland creek bridge, an acci-
dent in which two poisons were
killed and 32 poisons were injur-
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Write Box A. W Para-
^. Sixth he., J os
There was talk, some time ago, about how mass-
produced freighters, like the Liberty Ships turned out
by Henry Kaiser, couldn't be expected to be very good.
Well, the Anne Hutchinson, which limped into
port with the stern ho I f blown completely away and,
the bow pierced by a second torpedo, was hlLimber 41 I 1111 allied destroyer oarlv Sunday
off the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation's wavs i aft,Mnrf'n- 1,u ^'mmunique add
which when this was written had delivered in excess of |
ZUU Snips. ‘ Pozznllo and the railroad bo-
"All of you who worked on this ship can feel justly At"‘ Syl';- und h>i‘8u ■' List
proud of her," teletyped Maritine Commission Chair- , ul 1
man Land. "She proved she could take it."
The potato shortage is over. The War Food Ad-
ministration is begging us to eat potatoes so that they
won't spoil. It is very confusing, but it can be ex-
Unco-operative weather delayed the early crop
from Honda, which should have come in late April
just as the winter carryover stock became exhausted
Then the belated Florida potatoes arrived simultane-
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ly 12—(JP)—American bi mbers
pounded four widely-separated
Japanese bases in the Southwest
.,,,1, -,u . j Pacific Sunday, striking nrw.-t
ously with those from nine other southern states—no- i heavily at Munda. the . nemv
lably Alabama, Louisiana and the Carolinas—and kl‘v deft>ns'<-' p°»»t in the com d
from Tennessee and California. Now there is a glut
of potatoes dug so young they will not keep long in
The crop up tp now is estimated at more than
36,600,000 bushels, contrasted with under 30,000,-
000 from the same states last year. New Jersey and
Long Island are about to come along, and in the fall
Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, Idaho and other
The prospects are for plenty of potatoes throuqh
(Continued on PAGE TWO)
instead of the present cash ]*ay-
mfmts for family quarters.
The senate committee on mili-
tary affairs noted that enlisted
ditions have improved though en-
emy interference from the air has
been < n a slightly increased scale.
“Defended areas near the coast
town of Pozzalo, 12 miles west
More than 176 tons of bomb;
were loosed on the Japanese
strongholds and at least nine /.m
which attempted €q .interfere woi t
shot down. One Liberator and
two Allied lighters Won lost.
Torpedo a n d dive - bomber-
smashed 52 tons of heavy bombs
upon anti-airc raft positions ; nd
bivouac areas near Murcia. Storm'
weather hampered the Avengers
and Dauntless bombers is they
reared in on Munda in another of
the series ol raids designed to
soften the sector un jtron.i > o r-
ccs already gathering m the j •)_
gle to storm the .Jnpn-cse te n"
held The eommu-ni*wr frqpn G*'n-
eral Dougla: MacAiihm s head-
quarters said result!; < I th< attack
were unob-erve i. Pi, : , ! , t . k
By Associated Press
Today allied troops were fan-
ning out as they advanced inland
and up to midday there was
no sign ul an enemy counter-
Our troops are meeting only
light opposition so far and the
civilian population is reacting well
to our landing and cooperating
in every way.
One illustration of this oc-
curred when an official of one
town which our troops occupied
without much trouble offered to
go to a nearby town in which
the enemy was resisting to ad-
vise them to surrender with the
result that the town then sur*
i ettdei cd.
More than 4,000 prisoners were
Liken vcsieiua> ami an Italian
coantal regiment was virtually
wiped out. Included in the en-
emy tanks knocked out yesterday
by the British were a number
< i French machines being used
by the Italians.
Enemy air opposition through-
out the whole of Saturday was
practical]} negligible but today
enemy aircraft is slightly more
in evidence, which is another
LONDON. July 12—i/l»*— Cor.
respondents' dispatches from North
Africa today identified the mailt
forces invading Sicily as the
American seventh army and the
British eighth armies.
The American seventh, com-
manded by Lieut. Gen. George S.
Patton, jr., was believed made up
largely of the Loops previously
known ns fho U. S. second army
corps which fought in Tunisia,
plus some armor, and infantry
I and air-borne divisions.
The famou British eighth army,
commanded by Gen. .Sir Bernard
L. Montgomery, was believed to
have been considerably reshuffled,
with many new units added and
several older ones standing by in
TEXAS SEVENTH IN
AUSTIN. July 12—(TP)—'Texas
holds seventh place in the nation
! in manufacture of millinery based
on a survey of the University of
LTexas bureau of business re-
ISTANBUL, July II (Delayed) j
of).—Istanbul's 14 newspapers, I
which circulate throughout Tur- j
key, announced the Allied inva-
sion ol Italy with screaming head-
lines today and editorially term-
j ed the action the turning point of
i the war.
Leading dail headlined its com
mentnry: “We are face to fact
with events which will determint
the destiny of the war."
LONDON. July 12—UP)— Brit-
ish bombers and fighters blasted
at German communications and
war industnes in France and Bcl-
biutn yesterday to maintain .stead'
pressure on the western defenses
of Adolf Hitler’s European cita-
BERN, July 12 —UP)— Croatian
partisans have formed their own
lopislnturo for tfio admini-tiiUirii,
of territory which they hold, re-
ports reaching Yugoslav circles
hero said today.
Keep ’Em Flying!
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28,000 REDS CAPTURED
Whiling Away the Summer Hours—
LONDON, July 12 The
German radio in a broadcast re-
corded by the Associated Press
indication that the landing caught | claimed that today in the Belgo-
the enem> oil balance. j rod area they had captured 28.000
Sicilians say that German Russian prisoners since July 5
Kolombongara: Target in Kula Gulf
men “often decline promotion"; mad line between Syracuse and
above the fourth grade (sergeant,
of Cape Carrenzi, and the rail- | par‘ in t\h°
certain their bombs found then
or petty officer third class' be-
cause, if accepting promotion, they
and their families would wind up
with less money
The proposed changes would not
increase the servicemen's contribu-
tion to the allowance—it would
still take $22 a month from his
(Continued on PAGE TWO)
A headquarters spoke man .cd
the ground situation at Munda
was unchanged Latest reporls
...... ,, . i said United States forces were
accepted by the commanding of- c]osing in nn tho „uter pcrimcter
Ragusa wove bombarded last night
by our destroyers.
“The surrender of Pozzalo wa
j; HA .
But after Putting
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POU -cAR> —
beaches continues according to
“On the whole,
ficer of a destroyer during the
early aftrenoon Sunday.
"Our ground forces have con-
tinued to make g nd progress.
“During the course of the day-
heavy enemy counterattacks
which were being made with
( tanks have been repulsed and
j at least 2,00(4 prisoner have been
“Jt can now be .-tat* d that
• the following major towns and
weather con- florts have been captured by our
of defense, with the nearest troop:
only three miles from Munda.
Liberator bombers over Bou-
gainville island dropped 40 tons of
bombs on Kahili, the enemy’s
largest air base in the Solomons.
Several large fires were started.
Liberators and Flying Fortress
es teamed up for a night assault
. ...inst Vunakar.au airdrome at
Habaul. Their 35 tons of bomb:
started five large fires, two ol
which were visible 60 miles away.
Circular Kolomb: ng.u a Island in the central Solomons has been the
target of b u Au • •, ,m i uubci .aid warship attacks. The Vila
airfield ha be« :i bombed many tunes and was shelled by our cruis-
ers and destroyers in May and July raids in tho Kula Gulf u*a.
This Series of LITTLE. TAP.S
WILL Bt PRACTICALLY PAINLESS.
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