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MAY SHE FLY OVER TOKYO Las Cr .in TH News ANDRIOORANbE FARMER AN MOCNDENTDMiy.MD SlMDaY.NEWSPfiP£A SEAVMG SOUTHERN_NEWMEXICO THE WEATHER Forecast: Fair Sunday and Monday, probably cooler Sunday. Ijist '--I Hours: Las Cruces State College ... Jornado Range High Low ... 59 29 .... 59 23 ... 57 29 I Vol. 64--No. 236 ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO, SUNDAY MORNING JANUARY 7, 1945 ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOS PRICE FIVE CENTS YANKS CROWD IN ON THE ISLAND OF LUZON By WALLACE PERRY At Elmlra. N. Y.. last Sunday. a Congregational minister told his flock what editors have been telling their readers for years -- that ·'sin is news" -- and came up with one of the most talked-about sermons in months. And the Rev. John F. Stearns, uf Elmlra's Park church, declared it IB a good thing that the statement is true. . * * + "Murder -·- any kind of crime -is news," the minister is quoted by Editor Publisher, the newspaperman's weekly, as saying. "Divorce is news; a wrong-doer in high public office ( a really bad egg) is news -- just as an automobile accident is news. "Why is this ? Because such 'Can End War This Year/ FDR Asserts President Calls For Total War on Germans, Japs By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (AP) -- President Roosevelt today called for "total mobilization of all our human resources" to smash Nazi Germany in 1945 and speed strangulation of Japan's "malignant power." Once again he called for "unconditional surrender," but this time referred specifically to "the armies of our enemies" in apparent distinction from whole peoples. Means National Service Act By total mobilization. Mr. Roosevelt, said in a message to congress he ineans a national service things arc unusual; they are out i a c t _ a nd "at the earliest possible of the ordinary . . . " I .,, omenL - THIS DOG'S HEIR TO $20,000 histories, goodness is silent.' 1 He quoted Goethe's "sin writes "fie of the union, which ho summarized in a nationwide broadcast I tonight, ranged over the whole ] field of domestic and world pro- "gond ] ulenis. Broadly sketched, lie made these paramount points: Covers :ill "Fronts" Home f r o n t : Renewed his de- Barring- legal difficulties Jack, five-year-old fox terrier, will inherit $20,000 from Mrs. Margaret Myers in Detroit, Mich. The will. The president's message on the . UT itten last July, made Jack her sole heir. Mrs. Myers. 72, left nothing to her son, Joseph R. White, of Abilene, Tex. The dog is shown with Herbert Kelly who is caring for him. (AP Wirephoto) Mr. Stearns called it * idea to take account of this fact that sin is news, while virtue is , such a solid, substantial fact that it is largely taken for granted and so does not make headlines the way sin does." * * -I' The minister drew smiles from j J his congregation when he "wrote" -; a hypothetical set of headlines "if !' it were the other way around; if 1 ' sin were the expected thing and virtue the unusual thing." ' He envisaged such headlines as these: "Startling Revelation; .Honesty of Chicago Cashier Uncovered." "Sensation in New York! Affectionate and Devoted Mother Found by Accident." "Philadelphia Firm Meets All ' Obligations." mand for national military service and said he would ask later for postwar universal military training; called for the drafting of nurses for the armed forces; urged an expanded social security program; said taxes should be modified after V-e day but declared no general revision can be made until total victory. Fighting fronts: Disclosed that the army has developed the most powerfully armed tank yet produced and said "We shall resume the a t t a c k and . . . continue the attack lelentlcssly until Germany is completely defeated." Said we are about to equip large new "Married Cuuplc Live Happily j French forces for combat against Together; Whole Country Astound-i ln(1 Nazis, but warned that the Germans recently have increased j wake of battle." M a d m i t t e d f r a n k con many situations --- th Polish for example." ed." * * * Headlines s i m i l a r to the last, incidentally, do come out of Hollywood sometimes --- as "news" even though they may have to be retracted, or reversed, a week later; it's because marital f i d e l i t y in the nation's f i l m capital is the unusual, not the rule. * * * . Maybe I'm a iittle old-fashioned. Through the run of slush and .filth which last week and the week before came out of the Charlie Chnplin-Joan Berry paternity trial I ~ at Los Angeles, although it was ! carried in detail by the nation's press services. I published only meager highlights. My reason was Unit 1 d i d n ' t con- . sldcr it fit to p r i n t . I j^ c f i n i JC tne K r + * * | iK-hU'vement in him I also feel that many newspapers of tin 1 country-"-likewise m a n y of the f i l m stories that come to our theaters -- dwell with ovei- emphasis on "Delinquent Daughters" nnd such -- that they picture "juvenile delinquency" worse t h a n it is. Regional Chief Of AAA to Speak Al Farm Parley G. F. Geissler of Washington. D. C., director of the western region of the agricultural adjustment agency, will address a joint session of AAA and extension service workers tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock in Hadiey Hall auditorium as tht; two stale agricultural conferences get underway. Others scheduled lo speak on ] -the joint program are Dean J. W. State Observes 33rd Birth Dale AVithout formal ceremony, New Mexicans Saturday observed the 33rd anniversary of i statehood. New Mexico became the 47lh [ state in the union when President Wm. H. Taft. at 1::J5 p. m., First Army Hits Supply Route on Nazi North Flank By JAMES M. LONG PARIS, Sunday, Jan. 7 (AP) -- American troops of Field Marshal Bernard L. Montgomery's Allied offensive against the northern flank of the Germans' Belgian bulge Saturday captured Fraiture, less than one-half mile from an important enemy supply route, supreme headquarters revealed early today. Other units advanced almost a mile and a half in a new attack launched south of Stavelot. Seventh Holds (icrntunff British forcea pressed their main drive between Marchc and Hotten, at the western end of the northern flank although enemy tanks, at the risk of disaster, pushed them back nearly a mile at Euro, ten miles southwest of Mar r he. To the southeast, field reports said the German spearhead north of Strasbourg; not only was contained but had been reduced by U. S. seventh army attacks. The Germans who had crossed the Rhine north of the Alsatlon capital were being' hemmed back into a narrow shelf along the west bank of the river. Threaten Ilhiiio Salient The Americana still fought to j Jan. G, 1912, signed the procla- j w ipe out an advance guard which HITLER SURVEYS WAR DAMAGE Adolph Hitler, sadfaced, surveys war damage in an umlesigmitiM town in company with a group of Nazi Cof Jeers. Photo Ls from German film captured by t h e II. S. army signal corps on Ibe western front. Officers with Hitler are u n r d e n t i f i e d . Date of this scvne is not known. (AP Wirephoto from signal corps) mutton validating its admission. New Mexico voters had ratified the c o n s t i t u t i o n almost a year before on Jan. 12, 1011. Branson, acting p Mexico AM; Ext A. B. Fit? and C. V. Hemphill, chairman of the State AAA Committee. "tSn 1 TM Bank Deposits in County Soar to Five Millions To Hear of Cooperations Eearlier in the morning. Direc- thcir U-boat activity in the Allan- j tor File. Assistant Director H. L. tic. Ho r-xprcs.-i-d "complete con- j Hildwem. and Extension Economist De-posits in Dona Ana county's fitlcnrc" in Gen. Dwight D. Eisen- ; Arthur M. H a u k c will speak I * 1 - ' t h r e e banks have soared to a grand howcr. ' fort; the extension conference. ; tola! of $!),lf.'i.]f0.73, t h e i r annual Foreign policy: "We cannot nnd j When the agricultural section ' s t a t e m e n t s - - p u b l i s h e d Friday and will not shrink from the political j joins the AA group in Hadiey responsibilities w h i c h follow in the j Hall, tlw home '.'conomic.s section -· -- - " ' u henr \v. A. Wunsdi, super- Roosevelt ! cm "about i ,· Creek and lit' declared , this country will not hi-silatc to use its influence to "sccuiv so far »« is humanly possible tin- f u l f i l l - nt of the principles of t!i" Atlantic Charter." Bespeaking a confident hope for e n d u r i n g peace, the chief e x e c u t i v e declared I h u t while great \r'i\- '-·ins lie ahead, "this new year ··:' .tost your of n history." 'Can End War This Year" M a k i n g the nearest thing to n prediction on Hie end of the war i continued on page 2) serves as a deterrent to crime a n d . ' in initiiy cases, as :in agency o f ] criminals' apprehension. ! +' + * i Any police o f f i c v r knows t h a i i crime flourishes in dark alleys, j There also would be "dark alleys" of i n f o r m a t i o n if newspapers h a b i t u a l l y refrained from publish- ' ing crime news. ; Mesilla Valley Bank Adds a Vice-president Freight Chiefs To Confer Here The Mrsilla Valley bank has a new vice-president, as a result "f the a n n u a l e-lvUion held at week's end. He is A r t h u r K. Baker, a sun of the bank's [ncsidenl, Percy W. Barker. A r t h u r Harker for n n u m - .ber of years has been a memnvr of the f o u r officers. No o l h t r changes occurred in the bank's o f f i c i a l roster. Hosidos the two Barkers, president H i t i l vice-president, the of- ficfru nrv: P. W. Campbell, vicepresident: K, L. Heath, cashu-r. The board of directors l.i mad- up of the foru officers. ] a A four percent illvldrnd w a s ; I "*"tt*l«rcd at the annual meetir Santa Ke r a i l w a y f:ei K h, r a L - ! ofdcinls w i l l come to Uis Cruces; Jan. 2-1 for a eonference w i t h the j recently appointed Mcaillii Valley : Chainl)"er of Commerce fix'lgllt r a t e i n v e H t i ^ a t i u n rommitti.'e. \V. A. Wiinseh, eoinmiUee c h n i i m a n . an- i;«ji:)H'e(i Saturday. ·rhe r a i l w a y sroup w i l l i n i - l u d ' - ' C. (". Lynuinn. divisu-n f r e i g h t asent n t " El 1'ns" and assistant frelsht iigi-nls B. M C.i'.lesph- and !·-. R. Kliersole of t h i s area. These men are in charge of the general f r e i g h t r a t e s t r u c t u r e for the Santa Fe in t h i s v i i ' i n i t y . E. H. Tanner. f l e i K h t r a t e specialist of the El Paso Chamber (Continued on page 2) Boyd to Sponsor School Measure R.-p. .), V, Royrt. who l e f t last n i g h t for Simla Ft- to attend pre- i i m i m i r y confureiiet-s preceding t h e . i piling of Hit; 17lh k-gislatiire, an- · .o! i need beRT- 1 l e a v i n g t h a t I h o i i t i - y measure h e plans n o w t o i n - t n i i l u c e in the session is a b i l l for · ri'o:g:inization of the state's rural · school system providing for t h e ' e l e c t i o n of rural boards of edticn- · lion w h i c h , in t u r n , will a p p o i n t ' the s u p e r i n t e n d e n t of r u r a l .schools. The a t t o r n e y general's o f f i c e has i d r a f t e d th.- measure, he a t i i d . ' The Mir:i.;iiiv has been pro;x»sed . in p r e v i o u s .-"S^iuiis b u t nevei won passage. The l.-t;lMaUirc opens Ti Kcp. Callii K. K y l a r \Vo!f- ; t ( t leave for S n n l n I*i- t o d a y I Senator .las. T. I!n-w.st»-r I . fni- the capital tomorrow. today reveal. Deposits in Uie First Nirtinnal of Las Cruces were listed ;is 52,73-1,084.23. those in the Mesilla Vnllay 51,407,684.33. First Nat i o n a l of Hatch $1,011,382.17. The statements are as of tbo close of business Dec. M. (Jain Thn-i: MIHiiin in fi Yeurs While figures for previous years n r e not n v a i l able for the K n s t National of Match, the statements of Las Cruces' two banks show a gain of $803.482.-17 since the sitsnv period a year ago and a g a i n of a l m o s t t h r e e m i l l i o n dollars 2, US4.682.3r, to be e x a c t in the. l a s t f i v e years. In stalenu-nls nf Dec. ':.\ i IM9 published early in J a n u a r y of HMO total deposits in Las Cm two banks were barely above the million-dollar mark ---51,157,080-'1, of w h i c h $;:S,511.47 Mesilla Valley. $7GS,. r i First N a t i o n a l . M i l l i o n -n.-s for The gain of S last year, l i a n k u n i a y , wa.s m a i i fact t h a t more ·vlollfir.s w r the 'ear, in pay or D was l'ie 4 in l!ie unils D:i.4»2.47 i n t h .s recalled S:it- in face of t h e t h a n a n i i i l ; r i n w i t h d r a w n , d i i i m p m e n t for war bonds. had filtered Into Wingen on the river, 9'-3 miles southeast of BlUihe and 28 miles northwest of Strasbourg, where the Germans were w i t h i n 12 miles of Saverne, the Vosges backdoor to StriiH- bourg. The enemy had landed in battalion strength at least along a evcn-milf stretch on the west bank of the Rhine within seven milts north of Strasbourg, and bad lashed out from the northern rim of his Colmar bridgehead and driven into N e u n k i r c h , l! miles south of Strasbourg. Although f r o n t line dispatches said this new offensive had been (Continued on page 6) Relief Supplies To \\ ur Prisoners By ASSOCIATED I'KRHH The Japanese Itomei nows agency said K a t u r d a y t h a t a ship, ·the Hochi Mam. is srhedulea to sail from J a p a n today for China with a cargo of relief supplies for American prisoners if "assurance of safe conduct" is received from the U. S. The d i s p a t c h intercepted by the federal c o m m u n i c a t i o n s Commission said Hint the ship w i l t .siiil from Moji. Kyushu Liaml. for Tsingtuo and Shanghai. Reds Beat Off Nazi Attacks By KDDY ( i l L M O K K (/I 1 ) - Tin- Red Cruces Soldier Dies of Wounds Mrs. Felipe M. ConLrcrns. 328 East Las Cruces avenue, was off i c i a l l y notified by the war department Saturday that her husband, Pvt. Contrcnuj, died Dec. 15 in Franc* 1 us a result of wounds received in action. She had received o f f i c i a l n o t i c e of hiH i n j u r y a week ago. Pvt. Cnntit'rr..s. who wns 2~\ years old. was educated in t h e Las Cruces p u b l i c schools and entered m i l i t a r y service in the i n f a n t r y March 10, 1H44. He is survived by his widow, two children, Frankie, 5, and Mary | Om'l (tangc Na/l (iiilim MOSCOW, Jan tinny repulsed ^ i j j a n t i i - (.lerman coil l i t e r - a t t a c k s nor I Invest nnd west of liudupcjit t o d a y m v i o l e n t f i g h t i n g t h » t o f t e n was h a n d - t o - h a n d . Soviets a n n o u n c e d , w h i l e a n o t h e r 173 s c j i i a n f blocks of l i l t 1 H n i i K i m a n r a p i t a l iLsi-lf f e l l In llu ;iii!iHians. K i i f n i y a c t o i i n t H c o n h - i i d e i l t h e ( i i - n n a n d r i v e had reached w i t h i n 17 milfsi of e m b a t t l f d liuiliipeal at two points. Yanks Destroy 111 Jap Planes, 95 Enemy Ships By LKI1-* KKU'KSOX U. S. P A C I F I C FI.EF.T H E A D QUARTERS. I V u r l Harbor, Jim. (i (.Ti I ' a n f k - f i e r i euiTifr plam-.s destroyed 11! .Inpiini'Hc pl;itu i .H and sunk or {Initialed i). r enemy ships in a d a r i n g , p u n i s h i n g two-day as- H a u l t un r h l n n - K i i i m i i n t ; Formosa and O k u m w a . Fieri A d m . Chi'.sliT W. N i i n i t i " announced today SI rilte Arms* Parlflr .Striking all the way across t i n Pacific, m a n y plimes f r n i u Vice Ad m. John S. .MrCiiln's force winged down lion miles na nii'isl searching fo s h i p p i n g , reported A P ( James of t h e Chir J a p a n e s e i i h e i l i i m k . OK \\ irotit liliui Nlliiit/' n c n t i o n Un ' l i K l i ! by n: | p a r c n t l y be j tack t a r f - ' - t s loam M« IKII a t t a c k s wef made il Wednesday t i l . S. ·re cl!tiu,'iji"d. Cnast M n u i i i i n i i i i n - i i l n»l f i r : ; ! (.'hUKi i . r o l . i n K v y t-nit i i - r ]il:im'.s. i i j i - a l t ! I l K ' tir.sl ( A H CF.1I.1NCS l \ ( 1 1 A M iJast- pi ices on auteinob l^·^ live d u r i n g the pn.sl ye;)i been f n i . t i n n e d u n t i l J u l y year, t h - Kcv. ]eo. Wood, m a n of thv I«;:. ! 1 Ana conn a n d r a t i o n i n g board, ed S a l u n l n y . Quotas for Dona Ana c o u n t y in the t h r e e loan c a m p a i g n s of 1!»44 a g g r e g a t e d S2.17K.OOO n i l of winch u-cre over-Mihscr.bed. Hankers -'-1- t h n a t c d t h a t iipproximati-ly h u l f n; linn! paymt-nt-s came out of c o u n t y bnnh.s. lh«- rest out of j m - t'iic f u n d s or i r o n i corjioi ; t t i ' ' n s w h i c b bought their bonds ou'..-ide t i l l - coillltV. ,,. , 'hich has int.'rr.st-.l itself in the Mesilht vall-y c a m - paign tor veRelnblt' f n - i n h t rale a d j u s t m e n t s to the leading na- t i o n a l m a r k - i s , w i l l a t t e n d t n e confen-nce. H. .1 S r h i l f r r l c . »!"» n m n a ^ t T fr.r S t a h n i H i m Kiirnis ami a member of the Chamber of Com- meice c o m m i t t o e . was ;idv;sed. It is t'xpeclrd that a large part of th»- fn-ipht rate survey now under way by exports iit A * M rollfRp w i t h the help "f fvtieral funds, w i l l be p a r t i a l l y ompk-l DKSHTK HMT HAMUCIP WORTH S2.2W.127 By JACK ( i O T S I I A l . I . ' I 'c.spitc t h e h a n d i c a p ot 11:1- a d j i i R l v i l f r e i g h t rates, New Mexico fai in ITS. ar.it especially those of t h e Mewiia Valley, step hard on t h e t h r o t t l e w h e n it comes to vegetable Blowing. They imt only look can- of (he lucril d e m a n d t h i s your but shipped 1,797 car lonti.i '1 j to the (UK murki-t renter. 1 *. it enn form a basis for questions This n m o t t n t Include* only t h e he dls-iiMed at the cnminR con- I vegetables t h a i passed t h r o i i R h the *vrfnec, ! insp^f torn In Isrjjp Bblpment*. "! t Ellen, it nonths; his mother. Mrs. Cruz Contreras. of MeHllla Park, and a sister. M a n u e l a . residing with her mother. His brother. I'vt. Frank C m i t r c r - a.1. wns rcporled lost in action in the. Philippines and later o f f i c i a l l y reported '.lead about two years ago Son of Crucen Is Killed in Action H. L- B a r t h , 720 Went Las Cruces a v e n u e , d e p u t y i n t e r n a l r e v e n - j tie i-olk-ctor. ha.s been o f f i c i a l l y no- | tified by Die war d e p n r l m e n t t h a t j his son, I'fc. Robert S Barth, 19. ' WHS k i l l e d in f i c t i o n I"*' 1 ''. H. Mi- W H S serving w i t h t h e i n f n u t t y In On. r a t i o n ' s a r m y . I'fc. U u r t b had been in siTVlc*- f i v e days less t h a n a year and h u d been overalls about six wei-ks. Me wa.s liorn in I l l i n o i s a n d . moving to A l i M i q u e n t u e , was i;i i i i l m i t fit a t the Albutiuenjm' hlj;h sihool anil was u t t e m l l n f j t h v s t a t e u n i v e r s i t y in t h n l i - l t y when he "ii- lere.i H e r v i « - ' - . He vlsit'-d in Las C ' n i f e s in .September. In a d d i t i o n ti his f a t h e r , who movf-d to Ihi.-i c i t y nnmc t i m e nil" il Tin- t o t a l r e v c n n t ' a a p p r o x i m a t e l y J2.20!t,127, acf r r ir.K to W. A W l i n s r h , .superv.. of f r u i t i i n t l vcf;el!ible s t - t v n ·· A A M "ol; -^'e. How m u c h Hi"' | i r « f t t s were r by i r i f f i u n l i z ' - d f n - i n h t rale.-, i-outsv is u n e r t n i n . b u t t h e \. favorable r n t r on onions, t o m a t i and polalot-H i m d o u b t e d i y » ut h f f t v y r h i m k out of th- urowi-m* ! from Alhuqurrquc, Jif Ifl survived ; K « ' net income Mr Wunsc.h admits I by A nlfllcr, Mrs. L. I- IVnr o.:k, j t h r o u g h (Continued on pagf 4 » of -Tlfi WcM Van Pnlten Btroot. 'rr«:urm Thf f i n h t i n ^ lias rt-nchcil such a p i t c h t h a t n r i l h e r aldr has j,' 1V1 '" any dear i m l l c n t l o n of how far Die ( J e r m a n p e n e t r a t i o n ha.s K 11 " 1 ' l o w a u l t i n - c i t y from Uie K o m a r im iirea. At last report the Hu.s.si a /.on- po:;nibly :!0 m i l e s i l d : « p a l r b - s -iiiul 111- w h u l c H - e t o r s o u t h of the M a n i l b i ' bt-nd now ix t most H i n d and plare.s an- c t i a u n 111^ h a n d s severdl lime:t d a l l y . :tfH TnnkH into l l a t l l e A Ku.-^ian c o n i i n t j i i K j i i r .said ( ) ) ' C e i i n a n s t h n - w !i(t(i t a n k s i n t o th" b a t t l e y o H t i ' i t l i i y . Tin- i l c r m a i i f l were -said to h a v i - b n n i j r h t u p n i i n i r r o u . s K l n ( ; Tigers f n u n t h e V i e n n a area. These m e t a J i l r o i i K tot- i n Ib'c Ilfi! a r m y ' s n.-w T - 1 I I t a n k s Th«- Cei-mam; a l so potirt-d (, r r**al mtmnei.4 i l M t h e : Hie pasl two day.-' No llrrak hi Itod Tnip S l t o n ^ tcrces o f i l c r i M J i n a l r - r i i i f l m K'"'' 11 ' 1 ' 1 ' mi MI t i e r t h a n ;ancc o!' t h e i threc-ye.u P,ul Jann'.s ·d t h a t p i l o t s la's given m;i ·oulu h a v e f ! « al .»f , ' l n n a I'oa.sl. f i ^ h t u i K a d v a n c e s i K i n t ' i c a n t l y r c p o r t who flew over Chii n l i i n d d i T l a r n l t h e y wn i r i l : i n , i t o A m - r - · r i i in l l l r l ' i i t o ·et'u r h i n i i n i a i force, a n d a r m i n g ai ·an icrs. Sholl lapa ihsi-losrs U i . i t A m - ·i- p l . n i . - s j m s w i b l y h u t t i n g a n - r n u l H mi id l a r j - . - l s m n m j o r .·r n . f i i . - h n « i i n l i e - :n'K to th ai nw slands sely U ep.s ov of : i n l ( U t m i t ; i . - t k 1'orce | ; i c i ) i c (Icet ...s m l i a n a a H o i i i i i s l ' ' i u i a y IH.H t e r n c M ' p in Uv Hit in Carolines By LEONARD MILLIMAN Associated Press War Editor War events of great import in the far west Pacific, possibly an American invasion of strategic Luzon island--administrative and population center of the Philippines--appeared to be shaping up today (Sunday). Jittery Tokyo reported by radio that three American convoys were on the move in Philippines waters and added that "the Americans may have landed on Luzon." Two N'o\v I,aJidlnp* Meanwhile, General Douglas M a c A r t h u r officially had reported the unopposed American landing" on ami capture of Mnrinduque island, 12 miU'.i aouth of Luzon and loss than 100 miles from Manila iind, from U, S. Pacific fleet headquarters, Adm. Chester W. N i m - itx reported still another American InmUnj; on t i n y Pals island in the western Carolines, long bypassed by invasion forces. Marimiiique was the seventh island to iw taken in the Philippines. The Fain landing occured Jan. 2, Adm. N i m i t z siiid. Transport K In Convoy Reporting the "may have" landing on Luzon, Tokyo radio said one of the armadas, spotted west of Limm and protected by a carrier tank force, was made up of transports and 100 landing craft. The Japanese said the other two convoys were speeding westward in the Vlaayan area southeast of Luzon. Tokyo claimed, without American confirmation, that two carriers, a battleship and a transport were sunk by Nippon airmen as Ihey hit the convoys. The Japanese radio also was biwy telling of Yank Superfortress strikes against Tojtyo. Kyushu island, southernmost of the Nippon main group, and Nanking, seat of the puppet regime in China. Two Landings Siuito Day With air and naval support, the Aim-deans seised the little island ', nf M n r i n d u q u e Wednesday, the | w i n i c day American carter planes ' w e r e pounding Formosa, and Gen. J M a c A r L h u r was announcing fresh i U. S. landings on Mlndoro. i Marinduquo IB about 20 miles i east of Mlndoro and is only 12 j mllvH south of the Tayabas penin- i.sula »n miuthern Luzon, p r i n c i p a l ! Philippine island. ICoiitrr.i sihiiyun Sea "Our ground forces, supported !y naval and air elements, made a .surprise landing and occupied Marlnduqtie." M a c A r t h u r reported in his c o m m u n i q u e Saturday. ·Through s-'izure of this island ,.j\s! nf Mimloro wa gained control .if Hi.- K l b u y n n sea and established d i r e c t c o n t a c t with the southern eua.sl. of Luzon." The l a n d i n g was at Buennvista, on the southwest coast. The interior «r M.uinduque is v i r t u a l l y impassible, but a highway runs along the weat coaflt beach shelf. The island is 20 by 2o miles lit size ,\n\tH IU-new Mlndoro Raids On Mindorn, likewise invaded w i t limit opposition on Doc. lf, the .·nemy persisted in n i g h t a i r attacks. M a t - A r t h u r said tour Japanese planes w e i e shot down by n i g h t f i g h l e m and a n t i - a i r c r a f t l 1 ]re. Some damage was caused. A m e r i c a n heavy ami medium li.mibers returned to Clark Kie|d. 75 miles north of Miinlla, w i t h ' a devastating new blow which destroyed 30 parked planes, damaged others, and set off explosions ami f i l e s in f u e l areas. Three hundred more Japanese were k i l l e d and several c a p t u i f ' l i n .-iintinui'd mopping up "f I- 1 " 1 ' 1 ' 1 island. This pushes the tt'Utl dupe t i 122,000. I n . p e r i l l i n g o n t t o r m o n t h H eiidy .iiipntirl u n i i i i u l t a c k . A l t h o u g h t h e i ) x n i t I In* nor til !b,' Knr- I l l i l t / , S , l U l it- plants wt-iv d a m - ,.p» on-r v i r t u a l l y all ii'iny a i r f n M s «n t h e l.iise.H l i n k i n g J a p a n M i i r A r U w r - t h r t ' a l c i i e i l .Continued on for the en.- lipp«d In going diHpatclH t n i n i .n have In t o w a r d way t h est of l l u U ""*' t h i n g i t s of the H MONOItS R A T I O N UOAHU.S SANTA KK. . I n n . (i i/V» As :i p u b l i c i i c k n o w l e d ^ e m e n t ·! t h v i n - t i g h t T i g h t i n K udiipesl, | " p n t r m l t j t m a n d ·r- I thoHf s e r v i n g '»t i boards in NVw ilape ·n able lo break j «ey today pi I h n r wculii-be J a n H "win ' b o n n l week.' s" ..f ,.n the ,'11 rationing M o x i e r . ( l . i v . I V m p - elaminl Ihr wi'ck i f prn o ami r a t i o n i n g Jobless Revenues Far Above Demand A L t t U Q U E U Q U K , Jan. 6 i.T' (Collections for the unemployment compensation f u n d in New Mexico during 1044 amounted to $1,78.1,OM while tftMicflta paid were only $11.008. Honj. D. Luehini. chairman nf the employment security commission of New Mexico, made the figures public today in a review'of the year which noted that payments represented only six-tenths of one percent of collections.

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