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COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST AKKANBAS AND 8OUTHUAST MISSOURI VOL, XLI—NO. 251 BlythevUle pally New* Blytheville Courier BlytbCTlUe Herald . Mississippi Valley Leader BL-YTIIHVILUS, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY II, 19<I5 SINGLE COPIES FIVE'CENTS; MACARTHUR'S TROOPS 20 MILES INLAND Men Under 30 Likely To Face Draft By June Army's Big Need Now Is For Younger Men, Srimson Declares .WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UP) — The way things look now, nearly cver>' physically fit man in America under 30 years of age, will be in uniform by next June. Secretary of War Stimson snys there seems to be no escape from inducting what he calls "substantially" all civilian males in this category. Stimson told a press conference the Army is boosting its call for men from 80,000 in January, to 100,000 for March. And lie says the Army's big need Is for young-and. physically able men with aggressiveness and endurance. • •••'•• On the over-all manpower'situa- tion in the country, Stimson put his support behind a full-scale national service law. He pointed out that altogether, for Army and Navy requirements, 902,000 men will go Into the armed forces by June 30. A good part of these 902,000, Stimson said, will have to come from the group now holding industrial deferments. War IMiints Need Men - Tlie nation's war industries already need an extra 700,000 men. And on top of that, tlie production front must find additional replacements for those removed from it to put on a uniform. After drawing that picture, Stlm- •son declared "this is no time for piecemeal or makeshift legislation." Salt! the Secretary of War; "The . efficient method of utilizing this nation's manpower through a national service acl will solve our manpower problems and give our 'enemies, final assurance'of trfeir ' defeat." . ..' . : . While Stimson . was talking at his. news conference,'Colonel Francis Keesling, a; Selective Service Legislative represenlative.-was testi- Advance On Nazi Positions" Coming to the rescue of the beseigcd garrison in Baslogne, U. S. 3rd Army armored infantry crawl under barbed wire between advancing U. S. forces and Nazi gun positions in Ihc woods. Action took place about live miles from Biistognc. (NEA Te}epl!pto.) />''•" '" ' ,- considering ,'a" bill, wh'icti would 'put the nation's 'men on a "work or fight", basis, but short of compulsory national service. • *• His. outline of the situation was substantially the same as Stimson's. He said the Army's call for men, which Stimson saidiwould be.boost- ed to 100,000 for March, would stay at the 100,000 mark.through June, lie also pointed tiiat the Navy will need 32,000 men a month for each of the next six months. ; '.. : 18 Million Affected ' i Keeslmg estimated that 18 million men, including 4-l^s - would be covered .under :the so-called "Work- or-fight" bill under consideration by the committee. He ; endorsed the bill sponsored by Committee Chairman May, r>f Kentucky,, and several other top government officials' also have endorsed It. But they also followed the endorsement with a hope that it would be followed by a thoroughgoing national service law. The work-or-fight bill has been labeled by critics as a half-way measure which would do nothing to correct strikes, absenlceism or idleness. - Turning to international subjects, President Roosevelt conferred today with a , delegation of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. They discussed foreign affairs and Mr. Roosevelt's impending meeting with Prime Minister Churchill and Premier Stalin. However, no details are revealed. But some members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee vpiced disappointment (hut they were not invited to sit In on the conference. Getting back to the domestic front, Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau today threw cold water on any hopes for big tax reduction as soon as the war is over. Morgenthau told a news conference that he lavors a continued strong tax structure to liquidate the national debt as soon as possible. However, he did say that he wanted to reduce substantially some . taxes in order to allow business to expand and develop. But in general, he went on, taxes should remain high, particularly when compared to pre-war levels. Germans Retreat After Losing Bitter Struggle For La Roche PARIS, Jan. 11 (U.L D .)—American'troops 1 have-captured La Roche, the northern anchor of Germany's fast shrinking Ardennes salient in Belgium. The shattered Belgium town -was by-passed yesterday just before the doughboys Of General Hodges' First Army overran the town of Samree, three miles to the east. But the actual news x>f its.fall, has just'bceii received. The Germans put up a tough last-ditch battle.fordJa.Koche, which was the, only ; major town 'guarding- the' upper 'side of the bulge. . •-';-•. •;-• - - ; ••••-. : ;-,•••• They have pulled back now, to join other Nazi forces streaming 'towards the SJiegfried Line, as-.the Allies'punch iiito-ilhe salieiit frotni'fehree -sides'.' * .-'..Steele Dies In Battle Corp. Deward Smith Is Killed Dec. 16th In Luxembourg Fight STEELE, Mo., Jan. 11:—Corp. Deward Smith, 38, was killed. in action in Luxembourg Dec. -16, the War Department has informed his wife; the former Miss France Taylor of Steele. : : .j • . Mrs. Smith received '.the message yesterday following her '. return from Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., where she underwent examination. Entering the Army in February, 1943, Corporal Smith had been overseas since last February. He as in an Artillery unit which had cached Germany after 'fierce ghling. Son of the late J. Hamie Smith, heriff of Pemiscot County, he al- o is survived by his mother. Mrs . Hamie Smith; a brother, Homer •mith, and a sister, Mrs. Cleo Jarrett, all of Steele. One/of the owners of Pemiscot Oil Company of Steele and Ca- uthersvllle, he also was a farmer He long had lived at Steele where he family is well known. Manila Night Marshal Removed from Office Raven Curlwright, 32, night marshal of Manila, has been discharged from that position following conviction in Municipal Court here on a charge of exhibiting a game device, It was announced yesterday bj Oscar T, Grant, city marshal there At liberty under bond, after having appealed the case to Circui Court, it is understood he plans t< go to Michigan .for employment h defense work but had not left Ma nila yesterday. Found guilty on the misdeiiicano charge, a felony charge was dis missed, It was announced. His arrest and conviction gre out of charges by neighbors tha the night marshal was allowing op eration of a crap game in a build ing at Manila while on duly then Chicago Wheat open high low close pr.c May . 164S 165 1G4 1(14 '164 1 July . 157ri 158V1 156% 15614 1570 Pfc. W. H. Hill s Listed Among War Casualties Pfc. William H. Hill, 21, is missing n action since Dec. 13, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hill, have been nformed by the War Department. Reared -in and near Blytheville, iftcr having been born at Lone Oak, ic lived here until a year ago when he went to San Pedro, Calif., to work in a ship yard. Registered here for service, he was inducted Into tlie Army Nov. 27, 1943, at Camp MacArthur, Wilmington, Salif., and received six months training at Camp Fannln, Texas, before going overseas in July. His parents now live in Oxnard, Calif. He Is grandson of W. L. Adams, 115 East Walnut, and brother of Mrs. Harvey Garner, Lilly Street, and Mrs. Paul Hollmon, 622 Clark, In addition to having numerous other relatives here and In Memphis A sister, Imogcne Hill, and two brothers, Howard Elton and Carlis Hill, also live In Oxnard. His father served in World War I Field dispatches'./say -that' rem- ants of 20 Panzer' divisions .'and nfantry • divisions that lunged Into Belgium less^thaiXfour weeks ago are •etiring a't'-tbp'speed. -But' the Nazi etreatislill Is-being carried out in jood order .'over the few snow- togged roads remaining open to hem, And rear, guard formations :ontinuc' to battle- desperately to :ovcr the .withdrawal. Whether'the AU.ics will be able. .0 choke off the salient at Its waist before Marshal von Riindstedt has vithdrnwn his main forces is still :o be seen. " , Escape Gup Namm-s •But it is known that the waist is shrinking. A.Swedish newspaper rc- port places the First'Army forces at ;he north and the Third Army men at the south •. Just six miles apart. Headquarters still sticks to a conservative estimate of eight miles, possibly less. • The Nazis-are being hounded at every turn. British troops pressing in from the nose of the salient have stabbed (our miles into Nazi held territory early today, meeting bitter opposition. -' Simultaneously, First Army men fighting at the base of the bulge, in ^the Mahnedy-Stavelot area, have struck forward. And here again it's a story of almost 1 no Nazi resistance. However, the Yanks are advancing cautiously to avoid a possible Nazi trap. Striking with the'-BrUtsh and First Army men, General'.ration's Thlrc Army has thrust far north of Bastogne, wiping but. several enemy pockets that have been hampering, the advance. '• Thrcal To Strasbourg The encouraging news from thi Ardennes area is offset somcwha by developments far lo the south on the Alsace plain. A grave llirca E. A. Budd Case Is Investigated Prosecuting Attorney Probes Adkins Pardon Of Fayetteville Man t LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 11. (UP)-^ Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Duty ; of Fayettcvllle has slartcd h|s investigation of circumstances 'surround-'-| ing the pardon by former Governor j Homer Adkiris of E. A. Dudd, .'Pay'r;: ettcville lumberman. r-.\ ....Adklijs.last .week.,granted,B.iiojSr convicted ot voluntni-y mijiisln»Bh r ter and sentenced to five.years In connection with tlie death .oi'.Mkis Nomia Smith last spring, .avfull pardon and restoration of citizenship rights. The pardon,wns ono of the Inst official acts performed by Adkins before he j: turned ..his : oirtcc over to Ben Lancy. And i.t was issued before. Budd had begun serving his sentence. Duty says his Investigation may bo extended to Include nil pardons issued during the Adkins administration. Members of the Arkansas attorney general's office at Little Itock arc aiding the Fayettcvllle prosecutor in studying "legal aspects involved in the case. - Little Activity In Legislature Reported Today , House, Senate Groups •To Meet And Adjourn Friday For Weekend , Li'iTUS ROCK, Jnii. 11 (UP) — t'nc 55lh Arkansas dcivcm! Assembly Itns adjourned until lomor- 'o\v morning with the umler.iLand- .ng that it quorum will nppcur in joth houses to adjourn the assembly until Monday afternoon, There was comparative little notion ,in either the senate or the house today. . . Iii Ihc senate, n resolution submitted, by Senator Ernest, Mnncr o[ Hot Springs iisklng completion of cpnslrucUon of the big power plant ni Jones Mill near Lake Catherine wns--approved. Tlie resolution,' copied .of which will bo sent to Arkansas' congressional delegation In Washington, iirgcd federal aulliorl-' tics-either to complete the pidjcel al the curliest possible date or arrange for completion of the project by private Interest. • ,r • According to the resolution, completion of the plant Is' necessary lo provide adequate pow.er for further Industrialization of Arkansas. The .Semite also passed a bill submitted by the budget. ! committee iisklng for an appropriation o'( $G!>,000 to defray expense's' of Ihc senate during (he current session. Anj approved n house-passed bill calling for appropriation 'of $154,001) for house expenses Action in the House was a little more active. The representatives adopted,-by a vole of .fin for and none against, n resolution Introduced by Representative W. II. Abhigtoii of. While County which places the House 'on record as op- iwsliig diversion of welfare funds used lor public asslsta'lico munis, The White. County. Rpprescnta- llvc siiys adoption of 'the resolu- tion'will "slow down the activities of certain croups'who are seeking to transfer some six, million dol- lars*-'(itirpnis ih r tire '\vclfn¥e''iiiVul for-'other purposes." • • • " The only bill submitted to the House' today was n incasiuc to rc- 'penl the 1035 Tliorn Liquor Act imd r return Arkansas to h "bone dry" status. Representative H. II. Pjckering of Ashley County, who ,lntrdducod the bill, sold he didn't know whnl 1 chrtnce the proposal has* 1 'for passage, but added that he fell the lime was right to bring up'such n'proposal during wartime. He said, "Moral conditions in this country are.deteriorating and •If the trend is not stopped we will be.faced with the same conditions that France rind other.European countries had.before the wnr." TODAY'S WAH ANAI.YSIB* U. Sv Invaders On Luzon Must Win 3 Bottles My DAVID Wl'.KKS Wnilcd I'rcss Stuff Wrlltr Tho llrst streaks ot Japanese defensive slrntegy on Uimn lid'nnd In tho Philippines arc beginning to dike u 1 1shape. And from the picture being formed, .It appears Unit not one, bill three great bnlllim may Imvo 16 bo fought before the Jnpaueso hold on Luzon IN- finally wrenched loose. The tlrsl two battles will be closely associated, but will be wholly dissimilar In ladles. The first of these will be fought on the plivlns ot • lAizon before Manila, toward which the Amorlciin invaders ol Lliigaycn Gulf arc now racing. That will bo a buttle of niov'c- niclit '.mitt'mobile forces,- Ihe first of the Pacific war, ami will decide the fate |of. Manila. There may bo aii- ollier struggle on llio open territory southeast of Manila, if General MacArlhur decides Id apply llio pincers to Ihc Philippines capital by landing more forces in Baliingus'-or Tnyabiis. Day. But Ihls will be piirt of the same fight for Manila. ' ' •' Second Hatuan ! The second battle .will be for Manila Bay and will lake place In the jungle overgrowth uf bivtiuin Peninsula. U will be a carbon copy of the First Untile of Hainan, .which was in its, opening slugos Just- Ihrce years ago today, except, of course, (lint this time', the; defenders aim the attackers- have swopped rules, Cleaning the Japs out of Haitian will be Hie same sticky, dirty, bloody Insk It wns. to hold lheni,i>fr in Ihc early'days of 11)42. nut'there will up this major dlltorciico. The Jnps who drove us-back,on Hainan were veteran lighters, trained to Ihc iiiln- ulc In Jungle Incites nnd lecluiiqiW, and equipped' with Jungle eiimou'- flngc. Plus n command of English which they used.lo lure our boys Into traps. •.' . . ''•-... ;.,f - : Our • American and Filipino* defenders; On ; the other hand^'were. Conquest 01 Manila arnsU. S. WASHINGTON, Jim. U (U l>.)-^-Ttie buttle 'f or 'Lu/on' will bu it bitloi niul cosily cnmpdiirn. 'I'hat was the waining waining todiiy from Scci-cUuy of Wur Ilaiuy I,. Stimsou. ' lic Secretary said tliu Htu prising ease ol' the first lund- -s has no bearing on the icst of Urn' campaign. But he Kiwi llic rewinds foi winnipg I,u/on will justify the costb With I Avon libel ntctl the Philippines will be free from the Japanese giasp that, lmn hti angled them for almost' tlirce yours. Japan will be Im'trely cut off from the oil and rubber Hho has stolen in the Dutch Enst Indlea. And the United States will havo closer bases for increased air at-* taclts on 'the enemy In French Indo China; Forfnosa'and the fi-2?s Strike At Singapore, Tokyo Reports Ity United I'rtM jlu has nniiouifcei). a Su- perfortress rnid on military- Installations on the Malny.-. peninsula. And Tokyo Identifies the main Inr- 8ot ns Sin(jn|]ori), nddipg that '20 of the B-20s from Indln parti paled. , An Unconfirmed.enemy, report says llirec lone Superior ts 'from Mnrliinas banes have struck nt Tokyo In nuisance rnlds. ' In northern Biiimn Biltlslv 14th Army troops liavo oicuplcd Shwebo mid' are driving saullmnrd In n campaign lo clem tho Inst 41-mllo stretch lo Mniidalay ' Chinese troops on the norllica.il' ern Slno-Buimese borilor ale In possession of the Llo-WI»B nil field. Uiuler(iOjil|; v- thelr 'tmpt,lBin of lire." Bra"V«fy t; coiiTil'' not fully dotnpeiii snle for. ^experience... ..Today,' Hip -Americans who nght the Second' UnUlt of 'Baiiii Ulle'-hnii ed iughes Engineer Dies'' MEN1PHIS, Jan. ll. (UPl—Ernest Helton Homphill, one of tl\c Unll- d Slates Engineers from Hughes, irk., is dciul. He hnd been in the ospitnl for eight days and died ite yesterday. His funeral will be to Strasbourg is being built up some 4000 Nazi troops, with man tanks, now massing 10 miles out side of the Alsatian capital. A fcv miles lo the south, in tho Colma srea, approximately 100 tanks an another strong force of troops ar waiting lo swing Into action. However, those Nazis were knock cd off balance, at least temporaril yesterday, when American wnrplane swung in low to bomb and straf the massed men nnd armor. While the French First Army attempts to hold back Ihe thrust towards Strasbourg from the south Seventh Army forces to the north ol the city are battling to reduce the German, bridgehead across the Rhine on a sevcp mile front. icld tomorrow. \ Weather ARKANSAS—Pair this nftcrnoon ind tonight. Warmer tonight. Frl- iay partly cloudy. Scattered showers In southwest portion In the al- Camden Ordnance Plant Has Absentee Troubles CAMDEN, Ark., Jail. 11 (U.P.) —Absenteeism on the. ucw naval ordnance plant nl Camdcn has reached the high average of 10 per cent. And H. T. Babbitt, official of the National Fireworks, Inc., civilian operators of the plant, says lack of, living accommodations is one of' the principal reasons tor the absenteeism. Babbitt has urged Cnmdcn residents t.T provide more rooms for plant workers until the 250-unll housing project, at the plant is completed. Some 100 houses are also under construction at Camdcn. arc .bailie-hardened veterkiis. 'i'liey arc. us skilled'tis the Jnps in jungle warfare,. porhnps,. and. have the equipment to,'go with It.,And they know, every .'trick the ,Jap .has In his Img. . . ' Only after we drive the Japs from Diitaan,'and ( root them from the rock 7 rlbbed subterranean refuges uf Corregldor and other fortified Islands off Batumi, will the American licet be able to use Manila Bay, one of the test naval anchorages in the world. But even then; the Buttle of Luzon will not be won. Only the Battle of Manila nnd Manila Bay. Must Fight In Nnrlh Stimson adds that the Japanese trent in Burma 1s one aliendy Islblo result of th e push into the Philippines / Still, there U hard fighting ahead or tlie troops who landed nl Lln- "nyen Gulf.' The Americans are Ighllng at llio end of supply Hiiro rtilch have lo stretch six or seven •homnnd l mile<> across the Pacific, The Japanese, on/the other hand; lave had plenty of time to pile in vast supplies of -*ar materials 'or the Inevitable battle of Luzon Besides, the enemy Is only 300 mlV> from his strong base's on Formosa, and only 1000 miles from the homo 'stands, The enemy hni plenty of trooi$i on Lu/oti, nnd more on Formosa and at home He has airfields which can be lelnforced by hops from Japan True, the price of reinforcement will be heavy, but this Is too ciltlcni a struggle for the Japs to • worry nbout thai; Jap Heel Hay Fight Then there ts the Japanese fleet, the fleet that wns crippled In the battle of Leyto, Japanese General Hominii the Impeilal Fleet Earl P. Sullivan On Destroyer Lost Recently During Typhoon Sto/en Truck Found Tlie truck, owned by Mrs. Ella Conley of, Promised Land, and slol- cn Monday night from its parking place downtown, was found early today abandoned. The truck, Us lights burning, appeared undamaged. It was found on a road near Rhodes Crossing by officers. ; Oil Company Office Is Damaged By Fire Waste paper burning in a holder caused a fire this morning which damaged the office building of Sinclair Oil Company but the tanks were undamaged. Wind blew the burning paper from the trash container, which caught waste oil afire on the ground to cause the blaze In the Frisco Railroad yards. Firemen exlinguished the names, which broke out about 10:30 o'clock, before Micro wi? great damage. Earl p. Sullivan, seaman first class of the Navy and husband of the lormer Miss Harriet Brown, \vas aboard the destroyer Monaghan lost in a typhoon which claimed llirec American destroyers and damaged an undisclosed number of lesser craft with heavy loss of life during recent combat operations in Ihc Weslern Pacific. Belief lhat Mr. Sullivan was lost followed announcement by the Navy last night that only six of the Monaghan's crew were rescued and that next of kin of casualties from the Hull and Monaghan have been notified. .''!, .,, A mcssagl! receive:! Tuesday from tho NayyY^Departmcnt Informed Mrs. Sull'lyoiv that her husband was "missing -Iri^BClion" and that details would 'follow in later messages. Name ot Ihe destroyer was not made public until last night. It is presumed the disaster oc curred in the Philippine area. Tiie Blytheville man previously had. taken part in engagements nl pan and Guam. In the Navy a year, he was home on furlough but one lime, in Se: - Icmber, prior lo returning to sea. Long a resident of Blylhcvillo, members of Mr. Sullivan's Immediate family also live here. Theyjn- cludc his Eallnc and wife; two Louise Sullivan; parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. U Sulll van, anrf a sister, Mrs. Neville Blokemore. Only a total of 84 crew members were rescued from the three ill- fated destroyers, whose total normal complement is 620 men. Apparent loss Is nbout 500 mcr Seaman Sullivan Inasmuch as destroyers carry larger crews in wartime. Only five officers and 49 men were rescued from the Hull and only one officer and 23 men of the Spencc saved, along with the six rescued from the -Monaghan. * Skipper of the Monaghan wc.s Lieut. Comdr. Floyd B. Garrctl ol Little nock. The vessel, built in toe Boston Navy Yard and commissioned April 19, 1935, dlspliited 19.15 tons. She wns 341 feet long ami hnd a normal complement ot 150 The. third great struggle for: Lumn very likely will lake place far lo Ihc north, on the great Cngayftn plains which cut like a swath Just cast 'of :mlddle through, Luzon to the north coast. The plains, like the great plains before Moulin, arc generously wide,' from 20 to 10 miles wide along their full 140-mile length. Moreover, the tributaries of the Ca- gayan river, the biggest on Luzon, Hall out lo the east and west like veins in a leaf. And each ono Is a milurnl barrier lo an advancing army. 'Hie (list meagre dclnils from the Luzon bnttlefronl Indicate that the Japs nlrendy are concentrating substantial forces along the northern rim of the plain lands lending to Manila. Th6 enemy is known to have n fairly heavy force at Rosario, Just north of our beachhead along the Llngnyen Gulf. These Jap troops accomplish a double purpose. First, they comprise a dangerous threat to the left flank of our beachhead. Second, Ihcy form a defense before Ihc city of Bagnio, the only other city on Luzon, Incidentally, outside of Manila. Bagulo is In the mountain region of western Luzon. Through It runs one of the few good roads on Ihc Island, It wends Its way llirough Ihc moun- lains and enlcrs th« Cagayan plain close to the northern shore of Luzon. H would be a long, hard battle to drive the Japs back along this road. Farther down Ihe plain before Manila, closer lo Ihe capilal, an- olher main highway runs from IU fringe at San Jose, Into the Ca- gayan plain. When It becomes clear the battle for Mnnlla Is lost, the remainder of Ihc defending Jnps undoubtedly will funnel through this highway which runs for GO miles through mountains before reaching the Cagayan plain. On this plain, the Japs are protected on three sides by mountains. And the north coast Is open for the tunneling of supplies from Formosa, through the |wrl of Aparrl. The only way we can seal this off is to put an Invasion force ashore at Aparrl. Sa'ifor's 1 WilTe 'Pleads Guilty And Is Given Suspended Scptence< '--.:-.( t. COLUMBIA, S. 0., Jhn. 11 (U.I 1 .) —Slxteeii-yeiti-old Nelrosc Shelton Kovlnnck, ot AlloiUown, Pa , pleaded utility 1 today [a charges of nb- ductliiB the 19-iiionlhs-old -daughter of nn Army' Alt'"Forces Ilciutcii- ant. She was given a three-year suspended sentence nnd placed In Ihc cuslody of her foster parerils. In addition, she wni placed on probation for five yeare. ' '.-Mrs". Kovlnnek' appeared ' before Federal Judge George ;B. Tiinmer- mnii and ninde her formnl guilty plea. She hnd protested: In preliminary hearings that "It's no use lo plead not'guilty, because I did It." .She wns accompanied to court by her foster father. Charles K Burl, from whose Allehlown home she ran nwny five mouths ago, nnd her irather, Mrs. Mnrle Shclton, of Washington The young runaway married a sailor in Balllmore, Md., a few weeks before he sailed for the South Pacific. Later she was Indicted on federal charges of kid- naping the child of Lieutenant and Mrs. E. T. Peacock, of Columbia Army Air Dnsc. She said tlie child looked like her husband. Mrs. Kovianek had been staying in the same Columbia hotel will Hie nlr force couple. On Nov. 10 she look Ibo child for n walk will may have to come i out of hiding foi another .major clash before Japan ctvn send adequate relnfbrce- menlsiinlo Luzon,, In fact a Jap ' task force ajieady liroported.prov,!-' Ing soulh of Luzon the task foice, If It lenlly Is there", will' have to icjoln the 1 rest of the' Jap'nayy before ll|e fall' of ' Luzon, or face destruction,' 'J; >• '" Tho Invading- Americans^ at' last report, had penetrated come 20 miles Inland fiom the Lingaycn I3ay beachhead Patrols are on the )nnk<> of the Agno liver, leis than 95 miles \frbin Manila. , Other columns have pushed westward along the coa^t to the. mouCh of the Agno They ore going ahead In spite ot artillery fire from the foothills of the Zambales jnoun- tulm c The Japanese arc rushing equipment from the south.. lo. oppose.' the nvnders They had mas*cd supplies there, and are finding It hard to move lliem norlhwarct rapidly In the face of continuous blasting from American pjanes ", ," "7, Invaders Get Airfield' - Tlie Americans already h-vyo one airfield on Luzon They captured the nlrrhome flt Lingayen in their inland drive, : the drive -; that' netted them at least 30 towns bcside~ Engineers 'hope to have the base enlarged add ready for iise soon. Washington has' released sonic details of American '. sea\actl6n before the , Taiisoii.-- landing. • Prune Minister Churchill's ; personal- ren- resentattve with MacArthur,' Lteiit. Gen. Sir Herbert; LuniEden," was killed In niValKattacktO'n'an "American warship lasu'.Saturdoy. Gen-. . eral MacArthur-says Luhisderi was aboard one of thc'-srilps' that\ was hit during the prc-lrivaslori bpera- ; lions. .• . . "•,:•• -,'•: : '' •^•••, ; . Tho co-comma'nder of the ainphi- -forces 'In the Ltizon' invasion, .....-..- .-q.- permission of its parents nnd dls- VI^AdjhlraUDarBel'lBarbeyy 1 says appeared. She was apprehended In 80,000 tons of. supplies "and .'j equip- ' Raleigh, N. C., the following day. Chicago Rye May . my, high low close pr.cl. ' 116U lli'51 July . 116',), U6'/l 114% 11414 115S N. 0. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open high low close pr.cl. . 2222 2226 2222 2223 2224 2222 2217 221!) 2107 2192 2194 2130 2120 2129 2118 2131 2118 2123 2111 2222 2210 210C 2120 •2118 2224 2213 2194 N. Y. Stocks ' AT&T 163 7-8 Amcr Tobacco 677-8 Anaconda Copper 33 Beth Steel 72 Chrysler 95 1-2 New York Cotton open high low close pr.cl. . 2224/2225 2222 2222 2224 . 2217 2219 2214 2210 2215 , 2190 2104 2180 2101 2159 , 2122 2138 2122 2129 2117 . 2115 2ISO 2115 2123 2111 Mar. Mas- July Oct. Dec. Coca Cola • 134 3-4 Gen Electric 39 7-8 Gen Motors G4 1-2 Montgomery Ward 50 1-8 N Y Central .............. 26 \-> Int Harvester ..., 79 3-North Am Aviation '. : ..... 105-8 Republic Steel 21 5-8 Radio H 5-8 Gocony Vacuum 15 3-8 Studebnker .... Slandard of N J Texas Corp 19 5-8 59 50 (Packard '." 5 3-4 S Steel -. 63 1-4 menl were put ashore during the first day. Reports from high'offi- cers of the. Seventh. Fleet indicate hat . phase of-the,; Invasion ;^jas carried • through smoothly. Sulid establishment.^' of the beachheads made It-easy; to unload men and material in spite if .a heavy'; surf. Small American shipping In Lin- gaycn'Gulf has-come In" for surprises .fronV'thc'newest bag'b'f;Nip T pohese tricks, 1 Jap.suicide swimmers and tiny boats, with different sorts of explosive.', devices were thrown agaliiH parts of pur invasion iar- m a da yesterday. • :: •' : -. --•' «. Vicc-Admiral .Thomas, kinkaid calls (he bohts "a lot of hpmeiifede apparatus.':.?They were sent-against the American shipping In continuous suicide charges. , However, damage wfl$ small, and most of the attackers'were killed. Filipinos Aid Americans Ou Luzon, Filipino guerrillas arc helping ' the American troops in their dnve,loward liberation of the Archipelago. A high American officer who ha,ci a lot to do with organizing thcii forces ss>s there probably are some two million active guerrillas on Luzon They are perhaps the most artful underground In (lie Philip- pules—they have had to be to avoid defection on the site of. the great? est Jap army concentration Tlie Filipinos have maps, radio Etntlom.'ahd \\ealher burca\is Thry give out a cons 1 ant, flow 6f u fvslu- al)lo Information abOuf 4 $ncmy positions and

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