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MAY SHE FLY OVEH TOKYO SONMYN5MPEAS£AVIMa SOtff»E(UrN£\lftnBVCOi THE WEATHER Forecast: Partly cloudy tonight and Friday; snow flurries northwest Friday. Probably warmer. Last 24 Hours: High Low Pen. Las Cruces 4t) 37 .20 State College 50 36 .22 Jornado Range 56 36 .25 Vol. 64--No. 246 ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE LAS CRUCES. NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY AFTERNOON JANUARY 18, 1945 ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOS PRICE THREE CENTS SOVIET TROOPS SMASH AT GERMAN BORDER By WALLACE PERRY Joe Stalin's Red armies, having captured the militarily-important Polish capital, even though it now lies in ruins, and cracked the Germans' eastern defenses, have done a face-lifting job on the looks of the war's future and, thereby, restored United Nations .immediate optimism; but, even in victory, the Russians arc giving their Allies, as well as Adolf Hitler, something v else to worry about. For, if Zhukov or Konev beat Eisenhower to Berlin--thus establishing a nexv Stalin claim to having won the war--he's going to be still harder to live with. + + * We're willing enough to let the Soviets bear the brunt of the fight- jng--which they've been doing both before and after the British-American dash through France and Belgium. A lot of us would just as soon the burden of what to do with Hitler and his gang also should be left to the more rugged Russians --since they're not likely to go soft-hearted and forget about war ,,, crimes and since, by so doing, j La; they'd take the responsibility off our hands. But at the same time, if we N.M. Legislature Gets Plan for Soldier Bonus SANTA FE, Jan. 18 (AP)--- Legislation proposing to amend the constitution anticipatory to enacting a state soldiers' bonus two years from now was readied for introduction in the house of representatives today. Apply to All Wars Thj bonus amendment, sponsored by Rep. J. A. Montoya (D- Bernalillo) proposed to remove any restrictions prohibiting the state from paying bonuses to honorably discharged service personnel, their children or a surviving spouse. It would apply to those who served in the nation's armed forces at any time during which the United States is or was engaged in war. , Ready in Two Years Montoya said that if the required authority Is given by the people, the machinery could be set up by stick to the old idealism that is expressed in the Atlantic Charter, we also are going, to want to see that the Poles and the Finns and the other little nationals that have been underfoot so long get a fair- break in the peace setup. + + + And that's where our worries come in. * + * Stalin also has demonstrated-ever so often--a certain amount of disregard for the rights of the little fellows. * + * He did it, in regard to Poland, when he first asserted claims to a slice of that many-, time-raped land of patriots--even though, simultaneously, he expressed willingness to give the Poles, in exchange, an equal slice out of what has been Germany, He did it again when he recognized the Lublin government, got up in Russia as a puppet of the the 1947 legislature. He said that he has in mind a bonus of 50 cents for each day served within the continental United States and of $1.25 for each day of overseas service. He 'estimated the cost of such, a plan at $20,000,000 and said it would have to be financed through xation. Two taxes he contem- j plates, he said, would be a levy on rents, payable by lanlords, and a tax on distillate oil. THESE WAR VETERANS ARE FURLOUGH-BOUND leaps and bounds, especially in th Would Repeal Loan Act Abolition of the 1939 small loan act, legalising: of gambling on a county local option basis and removal" of constitutional restrictions now prohibiting a soldier's bonus were among a score of .bills proposed in the house of representatives today. The small loan repealer went to the committee on ways and means after an attempt was made to send it to corporations and banks. The house adjourned until 11 a. m. Monday. Favor Mexican Water Ttreaty Legislation was introduced in the senate by Burton Roach of Hillsboro proposing to raise the salaries of district health officers from $400 to $500 a month. All the officers now receive $300. The senate in a two-hour session late yesterday received seven new bills, including a. memorial which as passed immediately, asking Soviet regime, while ignoring th-2 the U. S. senate to ratify the pend- true Polish govcrnmcnt-in-cxile a t ' i n g water treaty with Mexico. Declaring the treaty "is fair and equitable to each nation," the (Continued on page 2) London. And, as late as yesterday, he gave the exiled executives another significant brush-oof by leaving to the Lublin regime the satisfaction of announcing the liberation of Warsaw. i * + * ', And the same thing--in various' M. n 1 II variations-is likely to happen^ ^OWS 1,3511 WlR Finland i Latvia, Estonia, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, with Stalin even taking a hand in what sort of government is to'be set up in Italy and Greece, dickering* with elements of the French and Spanish for Communist-favoring relations. * * * So, unless we're willing for the Reds virtually to take over in Europe--thereby building up a Communistic dictatorship that might out-Hitler Hitler in another decade or two--we're going to have to do some tough trading around the forthcoming peace-table. Postoffice Here Secs Way Out for Reported Shortage In Postage Stamps With an increase of $10.821.43 in postal receipts for 1944 over 1943, thy Las Cruces postoffice will retain its first class rating, Postmistress Lena B. Sexton announced today following compilation of the annual report of receipts for the past year. Gross receipts for 1944 totalled $58,556.36 as Against $47,734.93 for 1943. A part of this increase, the postmistress pointed out, could be ac- conted for by the increase in lo- postage rate during tho past j , year, but this covers only a frac- --~~~ | tion of the total increase in re- .ceipts, which, she points out, indl- [catc a considerable boost in post- j office business during the year. j "We feel satisfied with the ! year's showing," she said, "as the I increase was not due to anv an Veterans of overseas fighting cheer as they ride ferry enro'ute to Camp Shanks, Orangehurg, N. Y., from port of embarkation at New York after arrival with contingent of 1300 veterans of first, third and ninth armies. (AP Wirephoto). New Sentences in Black Marketing Hike Total to 22 PARIS, Jan. 18--OP) -- A court martial announced today three more sentences of 40 years at hard labor an one of 30 years for American soldiers convicted of conspiracy to steal army cigareteu and rations and dispose of tho goods in the Frecnh black market. Death Defendants Secret Death sentences have been imposed on five American soldiers, ivhosc names were withheld, on their conviction on charegs of desertion and selling- stolen army gasoline to Paris civilians, according to the army newspaper Stars and Stripes. The new convictions announced by the court martial brought to 22 .he number of onlistcd men of *1ie 716th railway operating battalion convicted of stealing cigaretes and rations. Two courts martial will begin operating tomorrow to speed tlie handling of 150 more isted men and two officers of the battalion accused of the same of- "ense. All Carry Discharges Sentenced this morning to 40 Seaman on Leave "Bumped Off 9 Plane, By Elliott's Dog ANTIOCH, Calf., Jan. 18 (W--' Seaman 1C Leon JUeRoy. 18, was home on an emergency leave today with the story that his return was held up because he., an army sergeant and a seabec were "bumped off" an army plane at Memphis, Tenn., to make room for a dog consigned to Mrs. Elliott Roosevjelt, daughter-in-law of the president and known to the Hollywood screen as Fayc Emerson, actrass. LeRoy, a gunner on a navy tanker, said the dog had an "A" priority rating while he had only a "C". I In London today, Col. Elliott Roosevelt said he Itnew nothing of the shipment of his dog by air. "The last I heard.' he said, "the dog was in Washington.") U.S. Subs Sink TM p 24 More Japs WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 'j"P-- Thu sinking of 24 additional vears were Tech. Sgt. James -loore. 28, inducted in Cincinnati, Staff Sg-t. Eligio Grande, 34, in- lucted in New York; and T/4 Ru- iin Garfinkle. 26, inducted in New Tork. Pfc. Eddie L. Cox, 38, inducted in Lubbock, Tex., was given 30 years. The sentences, all carrying dis- lonorablc discharges and forfei- ure of pay allowances, are sub- ect to review, "Don't worry, we'll manage to dig up enough three cent stamps to meet the demand until we get a new 100-shet-t supply," Postmistress Lena B. Sexton .said today when asked about the rumored shortage of this popular stump at Jr '"- 000 rcr ' i P- the postoffice during th [ base activity such as many cities Preview Offered Stump Speakers OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 18 (.V) --Tho voice of youth may help the Oklahoma senate decide what its The big sheets of .stamps from which the public generally is .served their throe-centers r u n .nit the other day. but Mr. and Mrs, J. Q. Public ore boing served from the throe-cent stamp books, of which there still is a good supply on hand. The big sheets of .stamps had been ordered, but just haven't b?en received yet, IJ. is explained soni' 1 . sort of delay. Must he the malls. SPOOKIR BIT ') l,E(iIHI,ATION LUNCUI.N, Mebr.. Jim. 18 (/Pt The number "13" was attached to a- bill in the Nebraska legislature dealing w i t h ci-metvries. have experienced and which ran action will be on n proposal their receipts up for tho year." | lower the voting ag:' from 21 to The Las Crucos office gained its , 18. first class rating last July 1, hav- i The .somite voU-d to im-it ing stepped into the §40,000 (» ' champion high school debaters ti lass, the class be- appear before them and talk 01 past two i '"£ determined by 1*0 percent of } Ihe question. , gross receipts. | First class postoffices can only slip below this figure for' two years before being nited in a lower Pacific Ace Dies In Vain Effort ToSaveWingman By'SPENCER DAVIS AN ADVANCE FAR EASTERN A1RFORCE BASE ON LUZON, Jan. 18 (/Pi--Maj. Thomas B. McGuire, jr., the highest ranking army's top ace active in the southwest Pacific, perished when his P-38 stalled on a high speed turn and crashed 200 feet into the sea on Jan. 7. McGuire was attempting to come to the assistance cf his wingman who was under attack by a Japanese fighter plane when the stall ·^nded his brilliant career. He had a total of 38-kills. Brig. Gen.'Paul B. Wurtsmith, in'; command of the fifth alrforce fighters, said that McGuire's wingman also lost his life. He was shol down. HLs wife in San Antonio, Tex., aid yesterday her husband had written he thought to he home by Jan. i, but when he' found lie couldn't wrote ho hoped it would npt be long. In a P-38 named./Pudgy", so christened hecau.se of a nickname British Advance Three Miles info New Reich Area By JAMES M. LONG PARIS, Jan, J8 (AP) -- British troops advanced almost three miles iqto Germany today to near Hongen, center of a reich district jutting into the Dutch pahnaridje. U. S. tjiir4 army troops stormed across the Sure river near Diekifch, 15 miles north of Luxembourg city, in a new assault upon the base of the flattened Ardennes salient. Americah first army troops picked up yardage in the slush leading to St. Vith, last Belgian road center in German hands. I'Atton Strikes Again LL Gen. deorga S. Patton's third army launched a new drive on tho ! south side oj the Ardennes salient. I Elements of the 4th and 5th infan- | try divlslatjjj creased the Sure rlv: er beginning at 4 a.m. in the Die- i kirch area, 45 miles north of Lux- I embourg cjty and 18 southwest of | Uic Siegfried Line stronghold of Bltburg. ' * The croafelng was forced despite heavy mortw. machlnegun and small armi 'fire. | in the Ardennes salient to the south, the. U, S. first army attacked lefli than four miles from St. Vith, four milea from the retch. The third army mopped up Nazis trapped before the Siegfried Line In Germany near Nennig, 12 miles south of Luxembourg city. SM-SW Battle fpr Al»ace .. But above Strasbourg, the reinforced and increasingly aggressive Germans lengthened their narrow cross-Rhine bridgehead to nine miles and captured Stattmat- tcn and Dengolaheim, 15 miles northeast of the Alsatian capital. The U. S. army, however, won adjacent Seascnhclm, fought into the street* of Herrlishelm and beat down attacks at Hatten. The whlte-caped Britons of Lt. Gen. Sir Miles C. Dempsey'p second army captured Susteren,.Echt, Overelnd and Overhavcn ' in the Dutch panhandle. /They swept on across the frontier in a hook, shaped tip of Germany northeast of Sittard sfl) an area about eight miles fro'ii) the Roer, 24 from Mun- chcn laflbach (127,000) and 38 from Qbfmany'a llth city of Dufl- aeldorf ($0,000). 'our In Reinforcements Echt U seven miles not-th nf Sittard; Overhoven a half mile north. Sutilcren and Overrflnd arc between fend oast of Aaescyck. emy vessels by American submar-1 he had for his wife.-McGuire wrote BEATS MONKEY Aviation machinist mute Charles O. Wat kins, who eluded the Japanese for two years and two weeks after his escape from a prison camp in the Philippines, finds a hamburger at Miami. Fin. better outing than the monkey meat upon which he had to depend three tinu\s during his ordeal. ( A P Wlrcphotu from navy) · Pacific and far eastern waters was announced by the'navy. today. The bag included four combat ships. _.;·;-;- -···.' The new toll claimed by'thpif.tfr- ranging' submersibles destroyer, three escort vei large cargo transport, tankers, a medium cargo trl eight medium cargo vea mt'dium tankers, a jncdiuiiif.tr) port, four imiall carge vesafe|*', ajid a small tanker. The announcement raised to',958 the total of Japanese yes.seln JA'hiCh have fallen victim to submarine warfare. The total included iOit, Japanese comhat vessel^ sunftr 'wul i5 non-combatant ships. | " The total of Japaiipse'deatj'oyQrs ink was raised to 4j5!.' ( ' ASKS OKKV ON SAI«fe Dletcren was captured yefltfltday. By a trick of boundaries, the British will have to pass through a of tho Netherlands again before reaching the Roer, guarded to the soutH by the U. S. 9th army. Six miles' new assault still was :omparatlvely small, but was hc- ng extended. Hia main fotce was Yanks on Luzon yiarch on Manila Without Battle By ·· YATES MeDAMKL GENERAL MACARTHUR'S HEADQUARTERS on Luzon, Jan. 18 UP) --- Gains rtpht ojid left of the expanded Lingaycn ffiilf beachhead were reported by Gen. Voug- laa MncArthur today as his main spearheads pointing toward Manila approaches the important city of Tarlar, fighting nothing: much worse than moaquitoca and heat. Capture Peninsula City .On the right tho Yanlu advanced 17 miles up the thurnblikc Bolinao peninsula to capture the cily of Bollnao, at the northern end, after a abort skirmish with a weak enumy rear guard. The \vc3tern part of the drive extended the Llngayen K uit beachhead to approximately GO miles. On the left flank the .sixth n f m y cut the main Luzon-Buyuio highway in two places and sent put rota into Pozorrubio, around which tht most .stubborn rcslalance of the invasion has been encountered Tho Americans now have fiv wedges along this i m p o r t a n t highway. Head for Summer Capital One Yank column WHS last reported only a half mile from Rosario, moving custwitru nl road which Joins tho main hlph- ;y two miles beyond th Junction at the fork wo a 1 thrilling saga across Pacific \ on a 2,000-yard front; it was ·skies, one that placed him second | gathering momentum behind flail- A+i A «·*"··'- -"" ·"·» «· "i- «"«« ing, nilne-bustiiiff tahka. The Germans were pouring, in relnforce- America's roll uall of air aces. MaJ. Richard I. Bong, with , planes, returned.'to the United j ments and committing some ar,States, he became'the leading n c - ' iiye'ace. . , ''· Once before MoGnire had gone down--off the New- Guinea coast ,when he bagged his 12th iind 13th 'Japanese plflneS. He spent two months in a hospital in Australia before returning to duty. Weather Clears Afler Licjht Snow -And Rain fay ASpOCI.-yiiSD 1'IIESS Warmer wc.a'Uict arid clearmg skle's were forecast for New Mex- Ico generally jtoday following light West Front Loss Totals 332,912 WASHINGTON, Jan. 18--UD- American arniy coaualtieH of 74,788 in December aione on the western front have brought the total from D-day in J u n e to Jan. f to 332,912. i i d put i nioun mer* capital of the Philippines. 1C miles away. In this area the Japanese are making a d e t e r m i n e d eiTnrl to -stand and fight. C u t t i n g of the Luzon-Haguio h i g h w a y at Poznr- lcontinued on pngc 2) Claim Landings Behind the Yanks Ily ASSOCIATED FltKSS The Japanese Domi.'l m-w.-i agency claimed without U. S. confirmation today that a Jiipant'.si! unit. had mad* 1 a "lanilini,- 1 f r o m t h e st';i to the roar" of A m t T i n m position;! in the Lintfaypu gulf ureii, Tue.s- day night. In an En^ll.sh-Iaji^uugu transmission purportedly quoting H Ou- j mel frontline corri'spontlcnt, tin- Secretary of War Stlmson, re- | J"lRiir»u news agency said' that porting this today, Bald UtA 'tbtal | ^ landing had iwn mode as othor for that period includes 84,562 j J(l P nm '«' ! «" itjl vv:ni " " - New Push Heads For Baltic Sea To Trap Enemy By W. W. HERCHER LONDON, Jan. 18 (AP) -Marshal Konstantin Rokossov- sky's second White Russian army drove to w i t h i n 17 miles of East Prussia's southern border today. The right wing of tho mammoth Soviet offensive in Poland may already Imvo crossed the frontier of German Silesia, Berlin admitted a wholesale ''disengaging" movement was in process, and one Moscow dispatch said it was believed Germany was now f i g h t i n g on dome soil on the eastern front in Silesia as well as on the veslern front. To 1 solute East Prussia Marshal Stalin announce,! tint more than 1,000 towns ;imt vil- ages, including thi' fortress of Modlin, 15 miles .mrthwesl of War- aw at the confluence of the Vi.s- ,ula and Bug, were en pin red by Rokosaovsky. Przaanyaz, 50 miles m » r t h of Warsaw and 17 miles f r o m tin. 1 ast Prussian border, alno was eup- ured In the thrust along t h e mam Varsaw Konigsborg h i ^ l u v a y . More than i.OO I d c a l i t U - s ' have iocn ttctztui Since Kako;;snvsky nunched his drive along the N a r e w ;orth of Warsaw w i t h his .^eneml bjoctlvt'S the reaching of Panr.it;' .nd the possible I s o l a t i o n of all r most of East Pi-u.ssia. Ge.rmiin mJHlJiry i u u i n i e i i t a t o r . s aid Roltbssovsky hud t h r o w n UU resh divisions i n t o the power - I n v e oward thu BMtie. uriwaKt I^Ul of Berlin Throe great Russian u i i n i e - ; , 2.00,000 strong on n LTtO-iniio :'ivnt. ·ere fast Uberntini; f i l l Pn fUr till! capture of Warsaw. in, iind Czeslnchmva, ;un! irnians wen- repnrU'il r.illini;' ck to their next t i j i l u r j i l l i n e of efense, tho Oder r i v e r 30 miles ·om Berlin. "Tho libemtion of W:n'pinv nn- JiniceK tin- f o r t h c o m i n g f u l l o!' or!in," priK'laimed the Jio.ieinv pross. Berlin, a d m i t t i n g r n r n ' n s i i i n in wounded and 45,678 mtBfllng. U. S. p.j patch, tho f::. iillri! The Road to Berlin By ASS(M'IATKD 1'RKSM 1. Kiisslan front: '^fiO niiles fnnn ('/.rsturhowa). 2. \\Ystcrn front: 301 mile* from nrar Durno), 3. Ifunfrurlun front: 361 mtlra fntni Umn rlvor). Italian fn.nl: Ml milTM (from Rono rlvrr). Ily nEWlTT MACKKN7JK 1 AssfH'InttMl I'ri-ss \Var Analyst The r a p t u r e of Warsaw is nnc of tiif most impittlant victories of the entire world war, for this n n c i o n t crossroads of eastern Kuropc has been the anchor of Hitler'. 1 ! Vistula line Instt powerful defensive jwsi- tlon b'twecn the Rusnianx and tho Now the whole 250-milr Vistuln front h«s rollnpsrd and thf Grr- in a on are rerling l^ftck. .__ QT f ^ n i n _ u u i i u ^^ deep I n t i , Petition has beefu?fn«d ill thr j ralmf and Eonft'stiow which visit- The 74,788 figure for December! T n e d I third district eourC.by'Cafry ,E. ed moat sections of the ntflte yea- included 10,419 killed, 43,554 ! tored H u l l , executrix of .thi;, estate of j Ltrrday and lost night.' wounded and 20.81B mlnnlng. Most the late B. T. Hal1,.fQr permission j Heaviest precipluitinn reported ! of the misalng in Deoembv, Stlm- tu Mi-11 two parcels Q.Y.land belong- [ wajj fl rain of 1.31 inches at Bugle, j son jjtild. are probably German pri- ing to th- estate.' f i j near Hot Spring. ! .toners. -.:'--,,-.- i - · ··'--~ - - j Losses of the 106th infantry d l - . vision, partly overrun in the initial \ »'JB America stngea of the German counter-of- I m i H sunflro." i fenwlve., wor« placed nt S.flflfl, i n - ! -- -- jHudins 416 killed, i.2« wounded! Report Wallace Due I rind 7,001 miming- j _, « · , n Koo-! Gorman losaca on the weitern ; * Or UaDlnet POSI front during the month, Htlnuon j WASHINGTON, Jan. 1H /P) said, nre estimated nt hctwfien j Frenh reports circulated Indiiy I h u l MOMENTOUS VICTORY Ol Rlj'SStANS AT WARSAW AISO HAS ITS me eh win* moni* 1 comnmnicii- tioriH commission, ilni iu»t npocHy the size of tin 1 landing party. Referring to f i g h t i n g m Luzon. Pumel further elaimeil tlmt "heavy artillery unil air units are dre.nch- positionH w i t h f u r l - rnu»t run for llw v Odor rivfr This means, ba t h n t th° C a i m a n s their defences on Inside their own frontier. Such n wholesale 1*0treat 'is one of Dm most dnngi'rou;* operations of war, nnd disinter hm-eni over it like n v u l t u r e . . ' That's lho military aspect, ibijt thLs t r i u m p h of Htrtl arms fcls« \9 innnu-ntnuji politically. It'-i n» lull (if high explosive as n llockbuflter\ am) n$ such will h/we to bo hnndicit by the big three--Messrs. scvelt, Ktfilin «ntl C h u r c h i l l - - - a t their forthcoming conference 1 , · A c t u a l l y the eviction of the 110,000 i,nd 130.000 Including 80,- HltlcrHea from Wannw mny caAlly 000 taken prisonera. moan that the Pollnn boundary din- puto, which long h»n hnd much of tho world by tho cur*, h«s been nuloinnllcdlly. It probably meaim t h a t the i-'Xllc Polish government In London ho* loot Itn flfcht. find t h a i the Fliiflftlnn-flporuiored * (Continued on page 4) I'ROPOHB STKRILJ/ATION DENVEK, Jan. IS--'^- Btflrlli- ration of ln8Rii«, focble-minded and epileptic patlcntfl Irt C»:lorn(lo'fllate in«tltut|on* w/u prnponcd In a hill tntroducArt n thf state senate yen- terday. Henry A, Wallacp will be mtmrd Kftcrotary of romnierep m rrcai- dent Hodsevelt'.s f o u r t h term cub- in«-t. They disturbed senate friends of Hpcrclnry .leiwp Jone.i an ( | led them to .ifrk nMHiirnnci 1 t h n t Jones would continue In any event i\n tho facfi pf the .siuashiiiK - M i s l a i t ^ h i said Tomn.s7.mv. ,'iO niiles sciitlif.ist of Lodz. Poland's greatcM i n d , ; - - trlai city, had lu-en evacuated. ;ni'i said Brrtilau, rirniiiuiy'.s r h u ! industrial city in SiJo.siii. w;its "directly in the dunrjvr zone." The L u h l l n rmlio sni,i Krakow, c i t y of Poland's ancient kings, alxo had been captured. f'uiiverno »n LJH!/, The, forces of Mar.shal Gregory Zhultov, which took Warsaw, and of Mar.shn] Ivan Knni-v weiv con- fi-oiu ihe east as well aa the s m i t h . Zhutiov, a f t e r t f i k i n g Zyrar.to\v. '£T\ mlle.i weal ot Warsaw, .slrurk ' U t h w e s t toward Lixl;:, -Hi mtle.s viiy he WUM L'.ss mile,-; f r o m I ! - - : - Konev's firs! U k r a i n e j i r r n v , Which eajltureil Oeslnehowa, the Cnthollc center k n o w n as the olLsh Lourdo.s." .struck nnan frontier ir» mile.-; mev who was clost.-.st I n 2Q miles nt O.estnchowa. His spenrhead.s won-Jii:it :t. r i nii!t' ; ? lorth of Kattiwii-e, 1h ( Polish bi'r- ier town where the l'::\st ,v;ii;n!i- Diltlfl nf wouiliit'd w e r e bni:L',ht iaek from the f r o n t in the second i-ortd war. Suprr-liuik.H Cut Path Russian (;rewn m IH-.V S t a l i n u p v r - t a n k f l were t h n - a t i ' t i i n y to ut Off a cluster of ( J e r n i L i n i - i l i e s n Silesia Uetithen. H i n d i M i h i i r i ; and Gllewltz from the m a i n support of German annies to tin- north. Bresluu, on the Oder -river, in ;0 miles din-ctly we.-,t of C 1 x^ir,--! i l i-,ui. A t the Oiler the Ku.xsiaii annie-* wouUl be ittuiulin}4 c;i the !'ii.- whlt'h L u M i n Pol.-H l i m e ^ l a i i i i n l for tlieir p t i s l - w a r . n » : i t : t - r willi i-Icrniiiny. The whole j u n k t - r s Kiisl Pni.tsl/i wns i n :nn out off liy pmjc W i t h f l i i u u U i l i i ) ; o f t h e K r ; t k o \ v - \Varsiiw linn w h U ' h G i ' t i n : i i i '.'ip- tives citllvd the " i n l - l d l e Kurnpeiui wall" tti* (Jmuan.s \ v e l e at'..' Ui make a stand imwheiv a.-i y e t . The Purls radio al,l l l u ' i e nn longer was a tr-i:l h n - * in Pnlarul, and Monc'tHV dinpalchrs ;::;.»! the LTntiinn \ v i i e .Hiift'iTinj; t h e i r ·eatesl lo.sse.s of the \vitr. Whole divuloiiH wer- Iteini; (nipped, unit unofl''.-^*! \st iniatc.s Ocniinn t a n k lo.sse.* 'a I he hrad of federal lending and fin- j la/it three days at bilw»-on soo and nnclng 850.

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