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The Weather : H •y/ _-.; ^ :::_] Fair today and moderate temperature. , LATEST WORLD NEWS U« Sunday Times go«< IP pien cl 2:10 a. m., Houri lotei than other pcptfl «r»ing tkil Unitary. VOL. LXXVL—NO. 99 CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 1945 Diftct Associtttd Press S*/v/c« PRICE TEN CENTS or w Jed Inn - I.' . Reich, Japan Both Filled With Gloom Puncture of Rhine, 'Fort' Raid on Tokyo and Military Confer- dices' in Washington Forelell Momentous Events .•'-.: ; •:' : By KIRKE L, SIMPSON Assocl&tcd Press War Analyst X IT T* . « * " « « ~ „.- ^ Fall Of Iwo Jima Near NLRB Refuses To Halt Strike Vote By Miners Plea of Operators To Be Rejected Monday; Lewis Accuses Owners With "Bad Faith" :. Crossing of the Rhine in strength b- American troops to pose an Ali.'d invasion threat to central Ger- n-auy held the news spotlight this ^ef'rienclt but there were develop- ri?ms elsewhere gloom-filled for Japan. . -.":'. ;- . .. - : : Tliat the Rhine puncture could speed up by months the moment when the full weight of Allied power can he turned ncainst Ja- p:m was only one phase of the changed war scene. In bomb- biirnod Tokyo, at least, the mobilization in Washintgon of highest level American naval commanders in the Pacific and witii them the lop-ranking American Army and diplomatic figures from China could only li« construed as ominous. Offi- rial ^'ashington suggestions from the White House down that it was alt merely due to coincidence, perhaps a result- of a ppcll of Rood flyine weather uver the Pacific, had a tongue- in-check sound. They were obviously not expected or intend- n! to be taken at face value. Something more than discussion c: who's going to be who among the American commanders when the time comes for the next forward step f..:,\inst Japan must have caused ac muster of trans-Pacific brass Washington, March 10—W—The National Labor Relations Board wil reject on Monday the plea of the It has been generally assumed .. hy most militai7f<i*s«rs-cr5 that the next-phase of the attack on Japan, whether -it comes as a. direct invasion of the Japanese islands themselves or via China,^ was not to be expected for »OTn* month*, AdmU*I .NltnlU during bis Washington vfatt mec« or less oonftnn«d th»t. He said a wider "base" of approach would be needed than has yet been gained. The implication is that Iwo Jima is only one of several Pacific or East China sea. islands destined to be ripped from enemy control. Naval task forces have already been, lashing at islands of the Ryu- V.'.i chain which forms a stepping iione bridge from Japan to Formosa. Niniitz added that the blockade or Japan to throttle her war industries would not be complete untl: her communications with the Asiat- Ic mainland also were cut. That may be an indication of wherr the southern coal producers that plans for a strike vote March 28 among the miners be dropped. Action of the board was unanim ous, an informed source said to night. The decision was reache after consultation with the Labo department and the War Labo Board. • . • Edward E. Burke, former Nebras ka senator and spokesman for th Southern Coal Producers Associa tloni vesterday filed a petition wit Die NLH.B seeking to have the strik vote plan nullified. John Li. Lewis, of the United Min Workers union, now engaged in ne gotiations with the coal producer had filed notice of the strike vot when the • discussions began la. week. ;.•••• Lewis today charged the operators with "bad faith" in attempting to block the strike vote. .:. •. • '.; Burke To Ask Court Injunction : It was learned that when Burke is formally notified of the board's rejection of his petition. Burke will ask the Federal 'District Court to grant the producers an injunction to restrain the National Labor Relations Board from going ahead with the strike vote. Burke said the "bath faith" charge was hurled at him by Lewis in today's closed session'of the committee representing the soft coal producers and the miners. interpretation Challenged The producers' petition challenged the board's interpretation of the Smith-Connally War Latter Disputes Act which it said made it mandatory that a strike voU b* taken 30 days after Lewis wired notice on February 26 that a dispute existed in. the industry. Burke's petition also dis- Marines Enter Final Phase Of [sland Battle ^eathei-iiecks Reduce Jap Garrisons Into Three Parts for "The. • Kill" ..*': V Weds Commando Fort Benning, Ga., March 10 (IP}— T-Sgt. Charles E. "Commando Kelly, holder of the Congressiona Medal of Honor, left here this morn ing with a three-day pass in han and marriage on his mind. He intended, the post public re lations office quoted him, to wed Miss May Boish (abo,ve) of Pittsburgh, Fa., but the time and place of the ceremony were kept secret. Kelly and Miss,Boish were supposed to have been at an Atlanta hotel tit noon, but well past that time a waiting press delegation there reported no sign of the pair and other 1 hotels said they had no news of either of them. No marriage license for the couple had been issued in Atlanta or nearby counties. In Pittsburgh, Miss Boish's family had announced that she wanted "quiet" v,-edding. Prospects appeared good for her Enemy's Power To Resist Crumbling Largest Portion of Re maiiiiiig Nips Is In Half ; Mile Square Area nt , Kilano Point to get just 'that. Kelly seemed to have the situation well in hand. :; Fringe Issues Pose Threat To Pay Formula naval advances are to be expected. To Defer Men 111 Food Industries Selective Service Authorizes WFA to Certify Occupational Deferments Washington, March 10 (/Pt— The War Food Administration announced today it had been authorized by Selective Service to certify occupational deferment requests for men under 30 in most of the nation's food industries. WFA will be allowed to certify for deferment 30 per cent of those who held 2-A or 2-B classifications on Jan, 1, 1945 in the following indvustries: •.;••• • •••.-, • t . Fruit and vegetable processing including canning, preserving, freezing, drying and packing; meat packing and poultry packing and dres- agreed that there was a dispute now or on February 26. Some operators saw in Burke's action the forerunner of an injunction appeal against the strike vole in the federal district court here, in the event the NLRB denies the petition. Lewis demanded that all of today's procedings be made available to the press, but the operators overrode his "friction. Rules of the conference require unanimous vote in these issues. The negotiations began March 1 with three days of open session. The closed negotiations by committees of eight operators and eight United Mine Workers started Monday. ; Royalty Demands Aired Ezra Van Horn, Cleveland operator who is conference chairman and spokesman for the entire negotiations group, said that in addition to discussing the petitions, the conference had gone into two of the most controversial of Lewis' 38 demands—the ten per cent per ton Industry M e m b e r s of iVWLB Sound Warning Slahilization Line May Be Destroyed oyally for the union, estimated to aise $60,000,000 for rehabilitation, health and "economic protection" of he members, and the elimination of he geographical differential which las existed between southern and northern operations. . . -sing; other ducts, processing of cotton fibers; tobacco; grain pro- including bakeries; dairy products and fats and oils processing; fertilizer manufacture ant car icing and ice harvesting and manufacture. Local draft boards will dccid whether to grant the deferments. Oakland Woman Burned When Stove Explodes Oakland. Md., March 10 W— Mrs. Ann Lee Smith. 22, was burned seriously today when the kitchen stove which she ws-7 attempting to light with kerosene exploded. Mrs. William Tasker, who lived downstairs In the house, suffered burns on her hands trying to extinguish the flames. Fire Chief Emory Bolden said the flames were confined to the kitchen. ••• Mrs. Smith was taken to the Potomac Valley Hospital Keyser, W. Va.. where she was said to be suf- WASHINGTON, iarch 10 (/?) Industry members of the National War Labor Board asserted today that fringe wage issues are "threatening the flanks" of the Little Steel formula. • • ' If not brought under control, they rain, said, the attack may destroy the entire wage stabilization line. The assertion came in a statement on a wage report to the President February 20, in which public members of the board recommended that no change be made now m the Little Steel formula but that wage controls be removed in the postwar period. Call For Fixed Standards Declaring that permissible increases under the Little Steel formula largely have been granted, Industry members termed demands for fringe Increases as "now the weakest segment of our line" and called for their control under fixed standards. Standards have just been lixed for four of the more common types of such fringe increases, and ceilings for others are reported now under consideration. The Little Steel formula, limiting By VERN HAUGLAND U. S. Pacific Fleet Headquarters, Guam, Sunday, March 11 UP) — Overwhelming American superiority brought "the beginning of the end' on Iwo Saturday afternoon, with advancing Marines cutting the sharply reduced Japanese garrisons into three, parts for the kill. The enemy's power to resist is crumbling. The largest portion of the foe is in a half mile square area at Kitano Point, northernmost tip of the island. . • ' -• " The communique today reported that the Fourth Marine division which had been held back for days on the right flank, made big gains by 6 p. m. yesterday wilh patrols reaching the beach at Tachiwa point, easternmost point of the eight square mile island. That point is almost due cast of Motoyama, town but well south of points where the Thtrd Marine division has spilled out onto the northeast beaches. Vilt»se of Hifashi Overran The Fourth, appwently overnm the village of Hl«ashi ju*t west of T»chiw» Point. Hlgashi U tht Japanese word for east. Below ths Japan*** half-mile pocket on Kitano Point, the Third Marine division holds or controls about 1.400 yards of the northeast shoreline. • Compressed by the Fourth division and some Third division troops along the eastern- shore is «. small pocket, perhaps 500 yards long, reaching 200 yards inland. Nazis' Reverses Mi ght Foretell War'sEaiiyEnd German Bridgehead Opposite Wesel Collapses; Trapped Boche iu Eifel Region Moppet! Up Yanks.Gain Mile In Uemagen Area Enemy Striving Desperately lo Proven I Dough- hoys Rolling Up Cor•" man Line From Hear Remagen Bridge Takeii By Americans . The Ludendorff bridge over the Rhine at Remagen, Germany, captured intact by troops of the Ninth ^^ ^ ^ ^^ ^^ ^ ^ Armored Division, First Army, stretches from the eastern bank, where this phoio was made March S, one.^^ u g Flrsa Iorces from rolling day after the capture of the span. <AP Wirephoto from Signal Corps radio.) • : '• By EDWARD KENNEDY Supreme Heudqunrlers Allied Expeditionary Furcc, Park; Sunday, March 11 (tV)—American tvoops gained almost a mile in the Rc-mafjen bridgehead east of the Riilm* yesterday while collapse of the German west bank bridgehead opposite Wesel and the mop-up of trapped pockets in the Eifel region dealt 'new blows to the appaiently /(tsl- ebbing German defers? which mixy foreshadow an early nnd of the war in Europe.- The Yanks across the Rhine at R-einagen mads their .'advances— deepening and lengthening their already powerful brlrigeliend — ngiiinst, the desperate 'opposition of infantry effort, to Reds Converge On Stettin And City Of Danzig Germans Announces That Russian Troops Have Seized Half of K\ie- •; striii,'Key-Cutler Fort • By RICHARD KAS1SCHKH London, Sunday, March Russian troops began shelling the great shipping center of Stettin yesterday and 'drove /our armored spearheads close to bambarded Danzig, while the Germans that R«d Army shock Berlin Reels Under ftainOf Blockbuster s Spectacular Air Bailie Fought , Against Nazis Trying lo Wreck Rhine* ' 4; land Bridge : Just south of that, a larger pocket is 1,200 yards long and extends 300 yards inland. The Fourth division in order to reach Hlgashi, had to move over some of the worst enemy-held ter- announcec .forces had pay boosts to 15 per cent of the rates of January, 1941. applies to basic wage raises. Fringe issues are those involving such side issues as vacation pay, shift differentials, provision of tools and safety equipment, and the like. : ' While expressing agreement with Kitnno Point To Be Hard Nut Kitano Point, however, will be another hard nut to crack. It had been Maj. Gen. Clifton B. Gates' Fourth division which was slowed up for long as Maj. Gen. Graves B. Erskine's TUlru division In the center reached the north- cast beaches and Maj. Gen. Kellsr E. Hockey's Fifth division advanced up the west side. Today's communique said the Fourth, which is fighting up Two's "bulge," made substantial advances all along its left flank sector. : The report of decreasing resistance suggested what staff officers have predicted—that it is the "beginning of the end" of the bloodiest, toughest fight of the Pacific war, now in its 21st day. Although the narraw warring front on the rocky north tip made pinpoint accuracy essential, warships shelled the Japanese. Army planes based on low's southern airfield and carrier planes of the U. S. Fifth fleet covered the advances. The Fourth division killed 564 Japanese while repulsing an infiltration attack supported by mortar and sniper fire Thursday night. captured half of Kuestrin, key Odei river fortress 38 miles east of im perilled Berlin. ... ':• :•• In a new invasion of Danzig ter ritory across the Nognt river fron East Prussia the Russians drove tc within 17 miles of the former Fre City. Other columns were 12 mile from their goal on the south, within 10 miles on the southwest, and 15 01 the west. Soviet planes began at tncking the city and port installs tions. •/•' • • .: : Germans Lostnf Oder Bridgehead A late German broadcast said th Russians had captured the north ern half, or new city . district, o Kuestrin, last big bridgehead hcl by the .Germans on the east ban of the central Oder. Then the Russians fought their way across th Warthe river into the older sectio of the town on the south side. • "Mi'rderous battles are raging for every single house and every single floor of every house." the enemy broadcast said. The Germans said the Russians were striving for a London, March 10 . C/P) — Berlin eeled under a shower of blockbusters tonight in a-swift foIiowtSp of heavy day raids on the Reich and a ;pcctaculnr air battle that put to light German dive bombers trying o knock out" the Rcmagcn bridge and wreck the Americans' span across the Rhine. Swift Mosqultos of the RAF bom- >er command gave Berlin its 19th consecutive raid by night and the German.rndio reported another formation over western Germany as .he Mosquitos started home. The aerial battle over the bridgehead at Remagen was the high spot ,n a day of close vigil the Eighth and Ninth alrforces kept over that vital artery to the heart of Germany. : . : --- '•••... . •1,000 Patrol Brtdpehtad The Ninth itself .wnt out 1,000 inedium and light figl-wr bombers to patrol" the bridge and slash at Yankees Drive Into Antipolo Hills On Luzon Simultaneously Sixll American Division Advances on Monlallum; Silenl oti Mindanao Manila, Sunday. March 11. Yaiik First Cavalry have drive Antipolo in the hills 14 mile east of Manila, Gon. Douglas Mac Arthur announced tonight. Simultaneously the Sixth dlvlslo advanced on the southwest of Mont albfin. The 158th regimental team pushed forward to secure the fcrlng from second grce burns. and third de- Goebbels Calls On German Nation To Fight To Death London, March 10 W)—Nazi Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels, speaking on the eastern front in an hour of., rising peril to the Reich,, called on German troops and workers today to stand fast, and disclosed that if they did so, German soil without taking a bloody loll of the enemy," he cried. "The enemy has left us in no doubt aa to what he would do to us, to our women, our children, even our children's children if in this hour of destiny 'we failed or lost "our capitulation will never come."|ccwage—laid down our arms and abandoned our cause." With the Russians across the Oder on the east, nnd the Americans across the Rhine on the west, German military commentators speculated that fresh blows were impend- Cl CO Paraphrasing: Prime Mini stc r Churchill's famed speech after Dun-i kcrque; where German armies were tramping in triumph across Europe. GoebbeLs declared at the West Sl- lesian towns of Lauban and Goerlltz: s "We must fight them in the fields, It. the forests, in our cities, nt cvnry street corner and In every house until tncy arc bled white and cannot continue the struggle. Then the hour Ing. Capt. Ludwlg Scrtorlus predicted the Canadian First, the British Second nnd the U. S. Ninth Armies would make simultaneous attempts to cross the Rhine under command of Field Marshal Montgomery. the stand of public members on the Little Steel formula, Industry representatives took issue ,on four counts with what they termed "unsound reconversion policies" recomended in the report. .'•••.• Certain Wage Increases Assured Asserting that certain types of wartime wage increases are "wholly abnormal." the industry members said they "regard ns unwise the suggestion that war-caused innovations be made postwar forms." Public, members hnd declared that the Little Steel formula will have to give way in peacetime to a general rise in wage standards in order to maintain high level production'. Wartime adjustment of wage rate inequities between plants, industry members contended, has, in many CHJSCK, been "only n peg upon which to hang a concealed general wage increase." Commentinc on the statement by public members that, •such adjustments would be nn im- porlant part of postwar economic pinnnlntr. the industry report stated: Rml Wages, Not Dollars Urged "The overall adjustment should xxx result In little or no overall Increase in the lotft! wage bill." A proposal by public, members for postwar legislation pegging certain ' No Wild Banial Charge The attacks was no wild Banzai charge, but was a well organized effort by about 750 Japanese to sneak through American lines perhaps to destroy supply dumps or nlr field installations in the rear. Some of the enemy soldiers carried demolition charges. •• (Continued on Page 2, Cot. ^) quick clean-up of the Kuestrin area so that they could- shift thousands of troops northward for the developing siege of Stettin, main port.lor Berlin 67 miles northeast of the Reich capital. • . . •. ; The Soviet high command ignored the flaming baUle around KustrJn. where by German account the Russians also have bridgeheads on the west bank of the Oder above and below Kuestrin. and are thcratenlng to trap the Nazi garrison on the eastern shore. ••• Reds 5 Miles From AlMamm . But in the north the Russians said their troops had pressed within three miles southeast of Altdamm Oder river crossing town two miles enumy road and rail tvaHic, particularly along the Third Army front south of Moselle. Six of 723 fighter bombers failed to return, but no losses were reported among 375 medium light bombers. (Continued on Page 12, Co/, i) Seart of Tokyo Is Turned Into Smoking Shell ~ . from Stettin's, s with the : capture of ship basins Franzhaiiscn The village of Klebow, six mile* southwest of AHdnnim and abou (Continued on Page 3, Col. :) Japan Laid Smokescreen For War On America Back In 1930 SertorliM snld the "mnln weight of of our triumph will strike." Summoning the people to fight fnnntlcnlly, Oocbbeh asserted that bfltUc" still lay with this army groun "there Is nothing !eft to do but the U. S. First Army brlclRTihenrt It. through in the en.M, and west." . "We must not yield nh Inch of wage rules In key Industries, the Industry statement *nld, would make "rigid nnd inflexible" the entire national wage structure. Declaring the public members report overemphasized the importance of Vilfih ' /apes to economic nflecu Sqnarc Miles of Japanese Capilnl in Ruins us Result of Super- fort Bombings road network between Lako Tnal and Batangas bay ; southwest of Manila. '•:' Silent.on Mindanao MacArthur again ignored Tokyo radio reports that American forces have Innded at Zamboanga, liey clty on the southwest coast of Mindanao island. .::'.: • ' •"•.'-.' ' For the second successive clay he reported hea'vy bomulng attacks on ZnmboniiRa. Heavy bombers of Lt, Gen. George C. Kenney's Far Eastern command unloaded 300 tons ot bombs to shatter defense points and supply depots, A bridge also was hit. - :: .' ' Fighter-bombers also struck Cotn- bato on Mindanao aeroR.s the Moro gulf from Zamboanga. Flyers reported Iftrge fires in fue lumps were started nt Zamboanga One U. S. plane was lost. Attacks on Borneo Continue Kenney's flyers continued hammering attacks on Borneo, striking ) the entire German Rhine lin? rom the rear. Punch Inland »nd Along River On the basis oj Associated Press ont dispatches from Remagen arly today tho AmerlcaiiB <ire unching inland and along the river. The Germans, beset by . battered ommunicaUop-s and lowered morale, avo <not yet brought sufficient trcnglh Into the bridgehead area halt the nttnckers. A dispatch from the U. S. Ninth Army front said that a. 'spearhead egiment of thr 35th infantry division had cut oft tho last remaining escape route from tha Wcael pocket late last night and hftd: reached the approaches of R railroad bridge which reportedly vrnt jlown out. From the Netherlands front came reports by reconnaissance pilots of extensive eastward movements of German troops' north of the \VAAt. Rhine. This iruvy indicate ; .that in the face of heavy reverses and possible naval attacks on the Dutch coast, the Germans have decldod to abandon al! of Holland south of the Zuldcr Zee in order to fall back on the Ijsscl river and a better defensive position. . Such a withdrawal would mean the Blvuirtonment by the enemy of Holland's mntn cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, the Hague and Utrecht. Vanks Strike From Hills The Americans were striking nut ! By JAMES D. WHITE Washington. March 10 (/T) — As ly H.S 1030 Japan spread n smokescreen on propaganda nnd diplomat- c doublctalk which may have helped to disguise her intentions in Asia and the Pacific. This Is suggested by the release today of State Department papers relating to American foreign affairs In 1930, the year of the naval disarmament conference In London. The papers show that the Japanese «st this conference were seeking to get the prevailing naval ratio no-10-B for America, Britain nntl Jnpnn set by the Washington naval treaty In 1922) revised to 10-10-7. Japanese naval cxperla told Amor- lean naval attaches In Tokyo that if Japan had anything less than 7 to America 'a 10 in naval sireiisih sho would Inevitably lose any wnr In the event of.war, America would seek a quick decision, because a war of attrition would use up American merchant shipping and lose American carrying trade to rivals. The American fii»et, they thcorlfc- By ELMONT WAITE : 21st : Bomber Command, Guam Sunday, March 11 (;PI — The great B-29 Superfortress incendiary raic on Tokyo Saturday "left nothing but twisted, tumhled-dowr. vuhblf In Its path," Maj. Gen. Curtis Lc Maj said today. . ... •;. The prepared .statement by the 21st Bomber Command leader addc< that the devastating results were "incontrovcrllbly established by reconnaissance photographs taken on the afternoon of the strike." As the full extent, of the damage by the more than 300 B-2fls, which struck the Japanese capital shortly after midnight Friday (1 n. m. Kfi- Mnggar airdrome at Bnlikpnpnn A 2,000-ton Japanese freight* was "effectively" attacked to thi south.:. " U. S, airmen 'also supported ground activity on tuzon, one nigh slraflng:and bombing Aparfl air field. ' ; Indicative of the deadly effective ness of our concentrated bornbin and nrtllleiy fire, was the dlscovcn of 900 Japanese bodies in one recto (Continued on Page i, Col, for the commanding hills some (-t\ miles east of: the RemaRCii crossing; as both side.-; massed men nnd tanks for the crucial battle at Germany's inner thre.shhold. . Only even mile* east of the river (and ppnrontly ti mile: or less from tho \mcTlcaiis' o.dvanre) runs one of \dolph Hitler's hevr-supwhSshwnys o Cologne, an idenl avenue for n lhwBi'd ohnrpe townrd.' the Ruhr ndustrtnl basin.: The'.Germans said American shock roops were stormlnp across ; the Rhine; In assault boats in n bid. .ui broaden, the bridgehead. Supreme Headquarters did not confirm this, nit a field dispatch said enemy resistance was stiffening and nt k«*t one armored division WAS deployed against the American advance. li wns said nt henquarlers that thei oriRlnnl bridgehead was being lnrRert stendl.'y. The Germans had not yet tried to j=ei7.e the Initiative, more than ihwe days after the American First crossed, and .hnd not yet made a major counterattack, Associated >ress Coi-m;pondF.nt Hal Boyle wrote from east of the Rjilno. , !. ArdcnriM In Reverse This .was live : Ardennes in re-, verse.-with Field Marshn! Karl von Rnndstrcdt forced to make heavy:; commitment, of reserves ' ngalnjt this threat lo.the heart of the Reich at ah hour when four.other Allied (Continued on Page *, Co/ 1 , i) day, eastern war .MmcV being assayed, other Superfortresses lashed out from India at the Japanese mil supply line iii Malay Saturday. Destruction. Widespread Soot From Bomb-Lit Tokyo Fires Blackened Superfort ed, would go Immediately from Pearl) LcMay satd the photographs eon- Harbor to Manila if war should be declared, and, ns n counter measure, the Japanese would intercept them with a large fleet of submarines op- crating from the Marshall and Caroline -Islands. .. Al! this was reported at the time lo the Stnt« Department by William R. Castle, Jr., thru American ambassador In Tokyo. . He further reported;lha.l Mnsanno Hanihura, former Jupnnese ambassador to the United States, had CRll- rd upon him with a story about how public opinion in Japan fesr- ed an American attack bncause It flrmcd earlier reports from the returning pilots that the destruction nnd swept beyond the 1 square mile target area dlir followlns cr" rlt T 1 "" "portion Ihe Tnkvo B-29 mid «•» wriutn und oltcrfi! "by Mirttn ShtrltUn. Ponton Olob' cnrrtspondtnt. lo j iht comlilntd : Amrrkftn pTf&»). Over Tokyo, March .10 M 1 )— I not only Raw Tokyo burning furiously In many section* but 1 smcllert 1U Hugo clouds of smoke billowed high above tho city. The cyanu vnc j wmim; imit- * in the henri, of the city, that conflagration bomb bay was so grenl doors of this As soon us we reached thft Japanese mainland we .MW scores of smaller fires, rn route to Tokyo, and possibly set by the Japanese »> liverslonary ruses, v The Superfortresses went In singly, R. complete change from thcli irevloiis formation tactics. Over the oulsklrtA of Tokyo, our , , The totnl of the ruined ares wns Superfortress, the underside of th<? shown as ' 15 square miles, from which clouds of smoke had covered the returning B-29s with soot. Flrr-.s were* till burning st seven point.* In Tokyo when the photo-., fuselage and the R\m blisters were blackened with soot. This bomber was one of more thnil'300 from American: bases ir the Mcrlanas—forming the greatest graphs were tnkon Saturday after-: fleet of SnperfortrensM ever put in noon, hours after the night strike: the nlr—which gave the Japanese Three were blaring nt the north capital the hotloot early today. at Rcmngcn was in hilly countryside. (Continued on Page n, Col. 3) \ prosperity, inrfu&lvy representatives!in which the two powers might be-1wns believed American naval plans ;n'd "rcnl wages, not dollars, arc the'come involved. : (covered (he possibility of war wit" imporltui! Ihlng." ' The theory,;they spread was Ihat, (Continued on P*gf u, Col. 3) end of the rectangle, of destruction and four at the south end. On> the south one burned on carli *ide of the mouth of Suinirtn river water-, front.'and Ihe othrr two mWwoj- (Continued on Paf,t i, Cot..6) : Our.nnvlpntor didn't have to give the pilot a bearing on ToVyo. Olhe lore through high, somber clouds of smoke nna fir**. Thu plane bombers were ahcnd of us dnd Miclayllght roriKltioiu. in addition. miles from thr city we could ROB there wrra the. .reddish slow Martcd. • : of fires already . »» :*(\ smokr seemed inslsin th* i;!nnc. It smelled like tho Interior of a long- burnt butfdintr. . • .'. Suddenly there -ma en opening through the pull of clouds nnd Uier« : wns Tokyo. . • ; T hnvr nccer seen auch * display of destruction, nor had such an experience, '•'"-.. Fire?. -v.-r.rc roping in ft vtrn! mu)U- • block srrns and creating klmosl tluoughout hundreds '• of blnzfi the wutertriint nrrtv on r,tfn »,.Col. \y '• •ip

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