Wedncschy. Match Tl. 1942 HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS O The World's News as Told in ures HOW THE ALLIES HAVE HIT THE JAPS Hqt Footwork Poraskiers Hit the Silk Over Snowy Utah Besides these 250 ships sunk or damaged by United Nations forces. Japan has lost more than 500 airplanes and thousands of troops since the Pacific war began. U. S. planes and warships have accounted, for about half of the Jan vessels hi,t; a third of them went down in Macassar Strait and Java Sea battles The man on the ground, Marine combat expert Col. Anthony J. D. Biddle, is down but not out. Skillful footwork can be used to overcome the advantage held by soldier wielding sheathed bayonet during personal combat drill at Quantico, Va. The U-Boat Threat to Panama Canal U-boat raid arcoi 53 Oil Refineries i\ Oil Field* . Main Gateway! to Caribbean TO BE SURE, UNCLE SAM/ EVERYBODY IN OUR BOARDING HOUSE BUYING BONDS RIGHT UP TO THE U. S. paraskiers—the troops that jump before they ski—-step out into the chill air ovei Alta, Utah, to float t.o the snowy earth, then put on skis for the "attack." These membeis of the 503rd paraghute^ battalion use parachute on backs for the drop, carry emergency 'chute on chests. Web of Jap Bases Bars U. S. Aid From MacArthur Quick aid to MacArthur would have to smash through Jap barriers on one of these routes Pacific Ocean BASES 9 Jap O United Nation* Figures on curved- lines 'how distances, from Batoan in miles Aid route: Hawaii tot Indies, 8500 mi. Defends India All Hands Ready Wage-Hour Chief Hemmed in by multiple ungs of Jap bases, the foices of Gen Douglas MacArthur must fight « unaided on Pataan peninsula in the Philippines Map shows how they aie cut off from U S supply or bomber help. U-boat attacks in the Caribbean and Atlantic emphasize the menace Ji| undersea raiders to the Panama Canal. Map shows proximity of points of attack to vital U. S. defense link Reds Hit Nazi Rings of Resistance Regoinod by Russia Russia claims 12,000 Germans killed here Soviet stab to border Latvia reported counter qttqck during bitter winter weather, Russia has regained about one-fifth of territory lost to Germany in 5 '/» months of summer and fall fighting Qeneral Sir Alan Fleming Hartley herds Britain's new unifiud fommond for the...dc'1'ense of Burma and India. Lieut.-Gen. Frank M, Andrews, Caribbean commander, expresses himself with his hands during a defense conference at San Ju,aii, Puerto Rico. Pilots New War Shipping Bureau vital defense areas being cleared of enemy aliens Paper clips, rubber bands running short war work qnly V Rope shortage, No more silk for stockings Manufacture, of re _ _ frigerators, other Autos rationed; West coasl since Philip- No more tin cans electrical appliances no more civilian oil area . pines, source ol for certain foods- b«i"fl curtailed oars b e j ng b u j|t shelled by hemp, out off lap sub Prloe •fixing begins "tK Ijfl Sugar tQ Other rubber products i -I-*™*- \ p be rationed out or restricted Military needs restrict civ""an wool supplies U. S, Army begins Dec., 1941 strength 3,600,000 by 1943 L. Metcalfe Walling, Labor Department contracts admin istra- lor, succeeds Philip It. Flem- yi-i as ic'dera) wage-hour ad- minislratQr. These are some of the ways the U. S. has been, in three mpnths ol war with the A.xi§. '• ;* Russian troops ?re-fighting a b.attte oi eacU-cl,e«xent arpuacl s« ujain centers o| German resis^nee shown on map. Major Soviet drives have been in region south ol Leningrad and toward Smolensk. Rear Admiral Emory S. Land, Maritime Commission chairman, hug boen named chief of the War Shipping Administration, new agency to control operation, purchases and use of all U. S. merchant shipping. HAWAII Pacific Ocean '. SIX FRONTS FOR ALLIED OFFENSIVE "The time /ips nc-vy eo/ne when we must proceed with the business of carrying the vgr to the enemy." — General Marshall- This map s)io\ys some ol the points where United Nations forces might strike as Army Chief of Staff Marshall a call to attack and increasing clamoi for allied offence action sweeps 'round the woUd.
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