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ftlomnu) Nete Delaware's Morning Paper First with the Latest Newt United Press Associated Press International News Service Latest City Edition Cloudy, much warmer. (Weather Conditions, Tides, Etc., on Page 24. VOL 127 NO. 11 WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. FRIDAY. JANUARY 12, 1945 TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES PRICE THREE CENTS PATROK R MY P .11 Ililmra fliOll .jACn. AfflO Carrier Planes Hammer Foe Off Indo- China NAZIS FORCED BACK23MILES IN BELGIUM r F:ZJ" TWO MEN KILLED, Slashed in Half By Patton's Advance German High Command Admits Quitting All Bulge West Of the Ourthe River By Al'STlV BEALMEAR Associated Press Correspondent PARIS, Jan. 11 The U. S. Third Army threatened to cave in the Luxembourg front with a surprise stroke today that sent thousands of Germans fleeing into the woods, while in Belgium the enemy began 33-mile withdrawal that turned loose British patrols on a 10-mile eastward sweep. The northwestern enemy anchor of LaRoche fell along with 15 other towns as German forces were reported evacuating the entire western apex of their Belgian and Luxembourg conquests. Lieut.-Gen. George S. Patton's troops cut in half powerful box positions southeast of Bastogne from which three enemy divisions had been hammering at his lines from THREE WOUNDED. ONE IS MISSING Ensign L L Evans, Jr., Pfc. S. S. Corbin Are Listed Among Dead Staff Sergt. S. C. Hedin Who Became Father Yesterday Injured in France Ensign L. LeRoy Evans, Jr., 21, who formerly made his home during vacations with his grandmother. Mrs. James R. Kelly, Pilot Town Road, Lewes, was killed in an airplane crash on the West Coast, according to word received by an uncle, Lieut.-Comm. Nathaniel H. Evans, a Delaware River pilot of Lewes. Word was also received yesterday of one Delaware man killed in an ammunition explosion in Prance while three men were announced as the east. The neck out of the box j wunded action and another miss- LANDING CRAFT AT LUZON INVASION ( I v '. " '0 lm FIRST ACTION WITH ENEMY IS REPORTED Five More Towns, Many Villages Captured As Main Beachhead is Deepened From Five to Nine Miles; Japs Assert 'Fiercest Battle is Raging Landing craft and troop transports await in Lingayen Gulf at dawn on Jan. 9 the hour to begin the invasion of the main Philippine island of Luzon. This picture is the first received of the Luzon operation, f AP wtrephoto via Signal Corps radio.) 715,900 QUOTA FOR STATE K NFW Stimson Warns 'No Draft escape tot irien vnaer ou R N JAPANESE Says 450,000 Sick, Wounded Caused Army To Drop Below Planned Strength; Announcement Jolt to Manpower FLEET BELIEVED TARGET OF NAVY ARMEN WASHINGTON. Jan. 11 (msi method of making maximum use ol n i Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson j e nation's manpower and of giving I 1 111 1 IZ KepOriS MCllOn Increase Will Go To f)llt-nf-9tatP Wnrks d'-1-1 today that there appeared jdefeat, OlaLC i? U I r O, t0 be g,. fram dl.afting He r By WILLIAM B. DICKINSON United Pre$s Correspondent GENERAL MAC ARTHUR 'S HEADQUARTERS, Luzon. Friday, Jan. 12 American patrols have driven to the Agno River at points 18 to 20 miles inland and 87 miles from Manila, it was disclosed today as the Sixth Army expanded its main beachhead -to a depth of Irom five to nine miles, capturing five more towns and many villages. Gen. Douelas MacArthur announced the capture of Labrador, Umanday. Caiasiao, Bulog and Manaoag in an advance headed straight for Manila via main highways, along a solid 21-mile front. On the right flank, anchored on Lingayen City, the Sixth Army took Labrador, six miles west of Lingayen, and Umanday, seven miles inland. In the center, the Americans captured Caiasiao and Bulog, five miles inland. Contact Established On the left flank, anchored on San Fabian, Lieut.-Gen. Waltef Krueger's troops took Manaoag, nine miles inland. Moving from Manaoag toward Pozorrubio, eight miles to the made no reference to the May : now was no more than two miles wide. Resistance in the remainder of this area was reported collapsing rapidly as the Germans caught off guard by the unexpected blow floundered off into the snow drifts and woods toward the uncertain haven of Wiltz, 10 miles east of Bastogne, where other Third Army forces lie in wait. Last Road Cut The last road out of the box was tut by capture of Doncols, near its eenter, and the Germans had no choice but to strike out through the woods to escape annihilation. The bodies of hundreds of enemy slain lay in the snow. In the first 11 hours of the assault which jumped off at 1 a. m. in the numbing cold of near zero weather, 400 prisoners were taken and a front dispatch from Associated Press Correspondent Lewis Hawkins said the final count would be much more. The German high command ad ing in action. The other casualties include: Pfc. Samuel S. Corbin, 22, nephew of Mrs. Gertrude Hall, 923 Lombard Street, killed Dec. 19 in France. Staff Sergt. Samuel S. Hedin. 23. husband of Mrs. Marjorie Keaveny Hedin. 2000 Kentmere Place, wounded Dec. 16 in France. Pfc. William O. Grant, 32, husband of Mrs. Pearl Tweed Grant, 56 Prospect Avenue, Newark, wounded in November in Germany. Private Daniel W. Younc Jr.. 20. son of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Young, 1018 Euclid Avenue, Bellefonte, wounded Dec. 23 in France. Corp. James Webster Hastings, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hastings, near Seaford, wounded Dec. 18 in France. Pfc. Mahlon J. Shoff, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Shoff, 6 East Twenty-fifth Street, missing in Germany since Dec. 4. Ensign Evans, a Navy Air Corps pilot, is the only child of Mr. and Mrs. L. LeRoy Evans, Sr., of Welles- f! W Rakor r QWC tlie armed services in 1945 every man "Work or Fight" Bill pending in Local Budget to At SI 80.000: Rir.P. Yflhnpr;Hr,vw w.inw n;,n measure. . !tr f .fT.tM- ... Speaking at a news conference,! Lauas Held Directors have 450,000 sick and wounded men;Slimsop .id l,he.. Krmj had re passes the physical; tne. nouae. oui ins suii;aiciii, inau I test, whether employed in war plants,! cnls no lune Ior Piecemeal or; Remains farms, or in the government, i"1" "r??" .J! Brief Report Indicates That He saia also mat uie Army nao; - , . , , enemy neimorcemerus uri Way to Luzon are Attacked By LIEF ERICKSON Associated Press Correspondent V. S. PACIFIC FLEET HEAD- NflW RflCMflP Rptwppn nort'ieast' f11? or enemy concentrations known to be in that laglllg ucl1cc"direction, the Americans for the first time effected combat con-CSmrSnh B3y, SsiSni with the JaPanese- American artillery answered Jap artillery 1 iin Army hospitals at the present quested the Selective Service sys tem to increase its quota for the ' March draft to 100.000 men from! The goal of the Red Crass War; time been increased to J715.90O. from a jolt to members of Congress, who ."i lul"uaiJ' Mla " i oio,uuu, as a result oi mounting ae- are. at work on manpower draft! wan-,v,i,B r) P,it v ws-i QUARTERS, Pearl Harbor. Jan. 11 mands for Red Cross services in the i legislation to channel workers into! ling, legislative representative of; Carrier planes are "attacking the of i war olants and other essential iobsir-i ' ntj . 1 ur pnpmv off Hp rMLRt. of "Prnr-h Tnrio - - 1 OeitfULIVt; OC1V1LC, LU1U XlUUflC: . , . lo uk piatw 01 men .w "imuitary affairs committee that oflnma. Aamirai unesier w. wimitz the 900.000 additional men needed ! announcea tonignt ana it seemea by the armed services in the first! highly probably that a Japanese ' ' fleet was the target. see SIIMSUS rage Ji be called into the armed services. The war secretary took occasion1 to stress the need for a national! service act as the one efficient u nltfina all the Relinan uuureu i, - - ;iey Mass., natives ot Lewes bulge west of the Ourthe River andThe fUer was based at WaUa WaUa iront aispaw:nes saia iitc new unc was expected to run from Vielsalm on the north for 18 miles southwest through Houffalize to near Bas togne. Wash., and was killed in a mid-air collision of two planes. Arrangements are being made by the Atkins Funeral Home, Lewes, for funeral services. Interment will be in the This Une would contam only about Tp 'pbtei church fm one-fourth erf the territory overrun iterv PLEASURE TRAINS COUNCIL UPHOLDS 'FROZEN' BY ODT MEAT INSPECTOR (Tokyo asserted in broadcasts heard by the FCC that the "fiercest and bloodiest battle" was raging around San Fabian and that an American unit attempting to land near Rabon was wiped out in "10 minutes" by concentrated Japanese artillery fire. ("Immense battles are now being fought in " the Lingayen Gulf," the entirely unconfirmed Tokyo broadcast said. "Enemy transports and landing barges fully loaded with American troops are being blown off the beaches one after the other.'" (At least two powerful, American invasion fleets are in waters off Luzon in addition to the mammoth concentration in the Lingayen Gulf, and American reinforcements are streaming ashore on the gulf coast despite strong Japanese attacks, Tokyo broadcasts said.) Road Hub Taken On the right flank and in the center the Sixth Army columns European and Pacific theatres war. This announcement was made by Charles W. Baker, Jr., vice-chairman of the Delaware Chapter, at a meeting of the area and district chairmen of Wilmington and suburban areas yesterday at the home of Mrs. Caesar Grasselli III, chairman of the women's division. Mr. Baker emphasized that the in-; crease in quota represents an increase needed to finance Delaware's share in the national and international program, and the local budget will remain the same, $180,000. There is every indication of a tre mendous upsurge in Red Cross ac tivities this year with the result that p3jPnaHc are flrHproH TnTitv Snlir.itnr RiiIps II increased support must be sought j . . i . .... , - ' " an important road junction beyond Umanday. The first junction LaWS U0n l rreVent rlim:,-,, . havnnH nmanriav is Airiiilar fniir mils inland Ma n ua ts rem hini- Nimitz cryptically stated the as sault, constituting the U. S. Fleet's deepest penetration of Japan's inner defenses, fell "between Saigan and Camranh Bay." He did not specify what was at- passed beyond umanday, caiasiao and Bulog. tacked but It is very probably a! These advances were made before Wednesday midnieht (11 .Japanese reinforcement convoy,! Wednesday E. W. T.) and in his communique MacArthur escorted by warships, was inter- . , .? Wed while setting out for Yank-isald that hls trooPs were advancing rapidly m ad sectors. invaded Luzon in the Philippines, i United Press war correspondent Ralph Teatorth reported j Attack 'Off Coast' from General Krueger's headquarters that toops on the right Oninc41.. .V.. U. f AAmmonimttt ... ............ . .iuij """"U'"M flank advancing on the Manila side or the Agno had captured from the public, said Mr. Baker. Mr. Baker was introduced by Mrs.! Grasselli, who presided and pointed out that the responsibilities placed! ui: iiic women wunters oy ine n,?a Discontinue Seasonal In-J WASHINGTON. Jan. 11 iPv-The From Condemning Food harbors in Asia. It has a large pro- tion is eight miles farther along. The four-road junction of jteeted anchorage for capital war- Camiling is 11 miles beyond Mangatarem. Cross are greater this year than ever :?overranent tonight forbade future vent the city from exercising its;kpec 1 into one of Japans key ff t Lingayen airdrome and the field is being pre- wocRoss-Fa.. Ipde seanaTvioe to : resom, iKw unfit to liTHSSSiption;! " ? closest and P-;pared for fighters and, later, bombing planes. In this area also ammunition trues, expioaea at ler- MCTunniCT rnmrrnmirc recreational or vacation areas. uy oouciior tveuoen oaiin.nwaue, - - ine capture 01 i-aoraaur aeuuicu uic iiiuulu ui me Agno xtiver ana vule. France. He formerly made hjs Mt I nUUlo I tUNPtRtNLti , . tu Co,w j Jr.. holds in an opinion read to Cityifhlch the enem? could attempt w-'harcrM ari l9nHin0. eraft will he ahl thpre iett weonesaav. mi nouaaua. j . inimmus uK u v..t , , , . minrwmpnt nr Luzon it is l nnn The closing jaws of the Allied j 7 bt HtLD AT ST. PAUL'S 1942. "freeze" of passenger service ; ZFi from the T Saigan Tarea to: Indicating the absence of effective enemy resistance a high .or. icivcted to catch fewU .' j.j trt n.i. i- v., . ,.. also airecwa me rauruaas wj ui- r , at the height of the Germans' great nffensive. It is 23 miles from Gru- pont, at the tip of the bulge as it' existed wednesaay. to nounaiize. Private Corbin was killed when an ammunition truck exploded at Ter- nse were expectea to caicn re See WEST FRONT Page 24 Street High School and the Carver Vocational School. Sergeant Hedin's wife, the former Vfarinri fCpavnv hpramp t.hi TO MARTHUR KILLEDmother of a son early yesterday CHURCHILL ENVOY TO NPARTHUR Mt Have Died Standing Besides j1?1? m,c St. Francis Hospi. ' aJL- r.mmanier The soldier is in a hospital 11 ana sneuaca me xiowara , J ,; after Mirrh 1 anv rae- Be Decided Later . , 1 Th. a,,i i- :senger train schedule on which the of the Methodist Church will be heldi0CUPancLf seats and spi"S dld ?f in St. Paul's Methodist Church in ! average 35 per cent during November in Prance suffering with a shoulder wound. He was inducted into the Army in May, 1942, after his graduation from the Pennsylvania Msli- See CASUALTIES Page 24 LONDON. Jan. 11 i.PV Lieut.-Gen. Herbert Lumsden. prime minister Churchill's personal representative to General MacArthur. was killed by Japanese air attack Jan. 6 aboard an American warship in the Pacific, the War Office announcea waayiXAMED GEOLOGY PROFESSOR amid indications he may have died; CAMBRIDGE. Mass.. Jan. 11 U.R) while standing alongside the Ameri-jHugn - McKinstry, an assistant in can commander in cruet. ithe Office of Economic Warfare in Jan. 6 was the day on wmcn me Washington since 1941, was ap- Japanese said the American ueetjpojn tojy as professor of geolo ! Council last night as the question citv meat inspector's power was settled in his favor. Quoting a portion of a Wilming Manila. Invarimsr Luzon steamed into v at Harvard TJniversitv effective Lingayen Gulf. The actual landing ;juiy i. prior to entering government en Luaon came Jan. 9. i service, he was on the faculty of the The War Office announcement ; university of Wisconsin and Massa- said that General Lumsaen as;cjusetts Institute of Technology, "killed by enemy air action Jan. 6 while on the bridge of one ofthe !.,, rwr-twrrr nr . r w-. HrssiSJfni'VEW HERCULES PLANE IU1V. B.IIU t-iiC iiiiv""""" -i a message from General MacArthur Wilmington in May, it wss decided yesterday at a meeting of the dis trict superintendents and laymen. The exact date will be decided later. Those who attended the meeting were: the Rev. Dr. J. E. Cummincs, superintendent of the Easton district: the Rev. Ralph C. Jones, su perintendent of the Salisbury district; the Rev. Dr. Waller A. Hearn, superintendent of the Dover district; the Rev. Dr. Oliver J. Collins, superintendent of the Wilmington district Ministerial representatives of the committee were, the Rev. Dr. O. E. Jones of Georgetown, the Rev. Dr. J. Edward Bond of Wilmington, Willis Overdeer, lay representative of Wilmington and E. J. Winder, lav representative of the Dover district i Large anchorage areas also are tT nrHio,nri Mr a, ,rtha., available in Vinhba Bay and the: opinion, read 'by Clerk of " Council Grand Pasf,ae ot the en-, w, n s,.. ..,,i trance of Camranh Bay. 1 ranking officer said that American casualties Wednesday totaled See LX'ZON Page 11 Fuel Conservation Move Hnnwr Ci Simmnne caiH "vaal lecc than four weeks old when killed! Camranh Bay is on the eastern. ishaU be deemed unwholesome, and shore of the South China Sea. Superforts Hit Singapore, Drop Fire Bombs on Tokyo WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 ;JP) Superforts. again demonstrating their seven-league boots, today scourged the great naval base of Singapore aeo sent Dlanes reconnoitering along I and vexed Tokyo with a few fire bombs. A ' medium force," an expression to show window lighting, and wul i ordinances of the city and rules and:500 mUes of the China coast during jinaica ting aoout 40 B-HS. roared in rrom India to p.aster the up of UN Meantime, officials went to working saie or offering for sale of theiwhich never befpre in the wr had to implement War Mobiiizer James !same shall be unlawful" been crossed by . major American F. Byrnes' order for a widespread! The city solicitor further stated surface force' "brownout oi advertising ngnts that "the law provides for the ap-and other illumination drawing pointment by the Council of an in-upon scarce fuels. The ban. it was spector of meats who is charged with tentatively decided, will apply also! the enforcement of all laws and to show window lighting, and wul i ordinances of the citv and rules and call for dimming of white way street iregulations of the Board of Health i attacks on Formosa, had to move lighting where public safety per- of the city for the provision of sale across the south China &ea, cross The forces Cross China Sea Pacific Fleet earner task which a little over a week mits. The passenger curtailment orders were issued by the Office of Defense Transportation, in response to a re-See TRAINS- Page 4 Malay Peninsula with "good results," the War Department announced. Tokyo radio: devoting much of its time these days, to the B-29 or use for food of diseased, tainted ;&g Japan's great sea communica-j subject, said three Saipan-based and unwholesome meats." ition lanes to Nippon's stolen empire, J Superfortresses made nuisance raids have been caught off guard by the He then found that "the federal to unleash the aerial blow. over the Japanese capital. They are i first wave of Superfortresses. It law and rules and regulations pro-i Admiral William F. Halsey Third! not to be discounted, the Japanese; said only meagre and inaccurate vidine for the insDection of meat Fleet is charged with the responsi-i weU know, for several big smashes j ack-ack was thrown up. Four en- and meat products which are to be biiity of preventing Japanese rein-iat she home island of Honshu have'emy fighter planes were shot down. ELAS, BRITISH TRUCE lENDS 40-DAY GREEK WAR used in interstate or foreign com- forcements from getting to Gen. See MEAT Page 11 ' See IN DO-CHINA Pace 11 mentioning "the complete courage which this officer so frequently displayed in my immediate presence during operations in this theatre during the last year." NEXT MONDAY IS TIN CAN DAY Monthly City Collection Put cans in containers separate from rubbish and have them on the curb early Monday morning. Talks StrucFiSnag On Release 2 y WUMLIS 1U ULl COMPLETES LONG TRIP the Greek ELAS and of the British Army today signed a truce ending he 40-day-old Greek civil war followed these one, two and three-! one was listed as a probable and 12 plane expeditions. I damaged. The Singapore strike, in early i Cloud cover prevented close ob- dayhght. was made by the Bomber Command headquartered injmay have been considerable for the India. Superforts first hit Singa-: hnmhers ian mirNi t.h rienrse- Round Trip to San Francisco With Stopoverlre expected to be'an-lAfr. 5. M. Ellicott, Mrs. G. H. Devine Will nounced shortly, Earlier ELAS and British leaders announced they had largely reached agreement on a cease fire order and ! on a prisoner exenange. out naa -r , , , , ... , . J ! struck a snag on the question of The airplane which Hercules Pow-jW. Babcock, assistant director of op-; re;easmg hostages. At Sunflower Ordnance Works Latest Air Voyage by Executives MEDALS FOR HUSBANDSTrrTS j nights by military planes on a mission. j In spite of bad weather over the 'target, the pilots said they saw bombs hit the drydocks and naval j installations of the mighty base stol-jen from Britain in Japan's onrush-;ing march of 1942. None of the B-29s was lost despite; town Harbor on Penang Island off See B-29 S Page 11 Receive Decorations at Air Base Today; Two Other Awards are Listed der Company purchased a month i erations. explosives department, and ago has already assumed an impor-i Henry N. Marsh, manager of smoke- 1 ".-. ... u.tuae. V, OillWIC- i . . , . l- , : tant role in helping the company. less powder operations, were able to; of O'000 a.a. nji saw eruien missing in acaoa. the other a pnson- epped-up ! spend several hours at the Sunflower i wn" 8110 wal p-w -s ast er o: war, aunng lormai retreat Two Wilnunzton women will re- Lieut. Samuel M. Ellicott. a mem- ceive Air Medals this afternoon for ber of the Eighth Air Force, who is! fighter opposition, one fought off The truce enaea almost six weeK5;t.heir husbands, one of whom is now a prisoner of war. The medal; 20 ieros fulfill the armed forces' stepped ammunition requirements. j plant before continuing their jour- Monday night at 6:45 o'clock the ney. plane landed in this city after a; On the trip to the West Coast the round trip to an explosives plant; also carried a third passenger near San Francisco. Calif., with ajDave Bruce, one of Hercules explo- I stop-over ncituira-upcuicu "-Jsives technical experts. ! flower Ordnance Works, one of thej Although this is the longest trip jM'ion s Diggesi rocket puwurt i.:the plane has made it has previously I The plane left San Francisco Sun- j !day morning and the passengeraL.- See HERCULES Page 24 The raid seemed to be a segment j in the master plan for liberation! of the Philippines. Some of thej Japanese ships crippled in the big j has been awarded to him for meri torious achievement during five well-armed ELAS farces who barri- ceremonies of the Second Ferrying separate bomber combat missions caded themselves in Atnens streets Group at the New Castie Army Air over continental Europe, during and buildings, refusing a number ot Base. which his "courage, coolness and ; engagements that preceded the ultimatums to surrender. Casual-; The awards wia be presented by skill reflected great credit on him-jLeyte invasion probably crawled toi ties on both sices and among civil- iLieut.-Col. William B. Hooton, com- self." j Singapore for repairs. It is a big! ians had been severe. The ELAS manding officer of the base, to Mrs.; Mrs. Devine is the wife of Staff s-.a-ging base also for fleet units that! had been forced out of Athens sev- Samuel M EUicott. 526 Ferris Street. Sergt. George H. Devine, of the might try to come to the rescue ofi eral cays ago bin. had continued and Mrs Frances M. Device. 1333 Second Bombardment Division, who the enemy garrisons, on. Luzon. j j fighting in the mountainous out- .Nrth Clayton Street. . The War Department communique j 'ikir.s. . Mrs. Ellicott is the wife of First' -See MEDALS Page 21 Iindiested that the Japanese may Index of the News Pages Amusement 21 Bill Cunningham 8 Births 4 Classified 26-27 Comics 24 Deaths 4 Editorials S Financial 25 Hunting and Fishing 13 Marquis Childs g Obituaries 4 Radio 23 Society News 1 Sports 22-23 State News 6-1 and IT Westbrook Pegler S With the Service Men Woman's Page t

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