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LasCr MAY SHE FLY OVER TOKYO JIKTHC 8O*iSUn$Hin6/B«LT. News AND RIO ORANGE FARMER Ui mKfeMOtMTM/IY. MtO SUNDRY HIWSMPEA SEVIMS SOUTHERN NEW ffJDUCO THE WEATHER Forecast: Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday; little charge In temperature. Ijut 24 Hours: Las Cruces State College Jornado Range Hlg* Low .... «8 31 .... 60 29 .... 38 27 Vol. 64--No. 258 ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO. FRIDAY AFTERNOON FEBRUARY 2. 1945 ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOS PRICE THREE CENTS NEW LANDING NETS MANILA IN YANK TRAP Say French Capture Colmar British and Yanks Cut Deeper into Siegfried Line By WALLACE PERRY The greatest single story that has come out of the war, so far, was lhat of yesterday telling or the Irilliant and daring Ranger raid on a Japanese prison camp near Manila and its resulting rescue of 513 Allied prisoners of W ar--486 of them Americans -with the only mishap to any of. the prisoners t'ne deaths of two, enfeebled by malnutrition and disease, who succumbed to joy and shock at sight of American lines again. * * * Four hundred picked men of the sixth Ranger battalion--Americans and Filipino guerrillas--made the raid. And. attacking 25 miles behind the line of battle, they took the Japs so by surprise that they killed 523 of them--more than either the number of their own force or of the prisoners -- with the loss of only 27 of their own number, most of them Filipinos + * * Fred Hampson, Associated Press correspondent in the Philippines, retelling the story today, compares the new group of heroes with Rogers' Rangers, famed Indian fighters of early American history. + * + The comparison Js apt. It was a feat of daring and skill suCh as would have thrilled any group of colonials that was accustomed to feats of daring; in the wild woods of pioneering America. * * * Americans grown soft? A decadent democracy? * i Let Hitler and Hirohito explain i that prison delivery. \ * ! And the joy with which those liberated Yanks saw Did Glory waving again reveals how deeply is instilled in American breasts the patriotism we sometimes have thought was dead. + + * The fact that BO few New Mexicans were amonff the rescued may have meant disappointment lo acme; it was especially disappointing to Dona Ana county residents, no doubt, that no valley men were among the rescued. The explanation is that some of the missing soldiers from this county probably never were taken prisoner, that at least one had died in prison camp and that others either are in other Philippines camps or have been transferred to work camps in the Japanese homeland or Manchuria. * * * But, even though there may have been personal disappointments, Cruce.s and valley residents shared with the state and the nation, yesterday, the thrill of pride and patriotism that shot through every American heart at-such daring and such wholesale deliverance. By JAMES M. LONG PARIS, Feb. 2 (AP) --American and French troops broke into the northern end of Colmar, provincial French capital 40 miles south of Strasbourg, at noon today after clearing 30 miles of the left bank of the Rhine and laying siege to the Neufbrisach bridge from a mile away. (The Paris radio interrupted a broadcast early tonight to announce that French troops had captured Colmar.) I'illbo.ves Undefended In the center of the western front, the American first and third armies probed deeper into the thinly-manned Siegfried line and advances up to two miles in its fringes on the western slopes of the Eifcl mountains opposite the late Ardennes bulge. Half a dozen German hamlets were taken; more lines of dragon teeth tank barriers were passed; scores of pillboxes--many undefended--were captured. The passive German resistance in tho center strengthened the suspicion that the enemy might be falling back to the Rhine, from 20 to 60 miles cast of present battle lines in the center and north. Lift Threat to Alsace An announcement from Lt. Gen. Jacob L. Devers' sixth army group told of the victory below Strasbourg in an* area manned unlll recently by 25,000 resolute German troops. The threat to the Alsatian capital was ail but dissipated, for gains n.lso were made on the north, pushing the Germans to points about 15 miles away from Strasbourg. The U. S. 3rd and 28th divisions and French first army troops fought to near Blesheim, a.- mile from Neufbrisach. There, one 1 of the few standing Rhine railroad bridges crosses to Breisach in Germany, protected by fortresses atop the 1,500-foot Kaiserstuhl hill. The Rhine there is from 120 to 220 yards wide, 20 feet deep and steep- banked. Allies Fight mto Colmar Colmar itself was almost surrounded and Allied troops fought in its suburbs. The villages of Andolsheim, Widensolen, Artzenheim and Kuenhcim, between Colmar (Continued on page 6} Groundhog'Crawls Thru 5-foot Snow/ 'o See His Shadow PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. Feb. 2--(ff\--The groundhog faithful gathered at Gobblers Knob, on Canoe ridge, at 7 a. m. to nee their "official weather forecaster for the world" cast his shadow-and they did see it, so they claim. If you believe in the groundhog and his weather works, this means six more weeks of winter. Heavy snow from the worst winter on record covered the knob and the going was hard for those seeking the little woodchuck. - Finally, they heard a faint bark and got busy with pick and shovel and removed five feet of hard-packed snow from the mouth of the burrow. According to club's official liar, the chuck crawled out nlow- ly, climbed wearily up a 25-foot snowdrift, sat down and cast a shadow 12 miles long! Germans March Yank Prisoners Out of Red Path WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (A 1 ) -The Germans are moving American prisoners, on foot, from two camps in the path of the Russian advance to western areas of the I'eich. The American Red Cross said today that information received through the international organization af. Geneva reported that 58 Americans were knott-n to have been in Camp Stalag V-lll^B and Stalag 344 last November and that prisoners from these two camps wore being moved west Stalag 344 was at Lamsford in Silesia and the other camp at Taschen, on the Polish-Czech frontier. Geneva also reported, the Red Cross said, that other camps in eastern Germany are being withdrawn westward. The OWI reported a Berlin dispatch saying Norwegian and Anglo-American prisoners also had been moved from a prison camp at Schildberg, Silesia, to Luckenwal de, south of Berlin. The dispatch, to a Stockholm newspaper, said the prisoners were forced to make strenuous march through the snow. Toll Increases in Mexican Rail Wreck MEXICO CITY. Feb. 2 (.Tl Hundreds of pnsstngfers remained New Draft Bill Faces New Fight By WIILIAM F. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 £' -The senate military commttlee voled today to centralize coercive manpower controls under War Mo- bilizer Byrnes but delayed until tomorrow a final vote on its approved of limiled nalional service legislation. The house, in passing its bill yesterday to keep men 18 to 4J") in essential jobs or force them to lake such jobs under penally of induction, fine or imprisonment, provided thai Ihe controls should be ad- Isaacks Resigns Credit Body Post Following delivery and discussion of liis annual report, .1. A Isaacks resigned as president ol the L;is Cruces Production Credit Assn. this morning- at the organization's annual meeting' at the First Baptist church. Mr. Isaacks, who is serving ' unexpired two-year term, gave th piling up of personal business anc his desire to remain on the .selec live service hoard of district 1 as reasons for his resignation. "With more business duties lhan I can lake care of, it was a ques lion of either resigning from the association office or the selective service board," he stated, adding thai he felt he should remain 01 the draft board, on which he haa ministered by local draft boards, i served since it was organized. The Semite* committee, however. i.-..ii«...i«n. *««,«.- «t i-.-»n ,, adopted n series of amendments unaccounted for today, 36 hours j which Chairman Thomas I D - U t a h l afler a freight train ploughed into a passenger religi Irain the rear of carrying 1.500 near Qucretaro. The casualty lull ·100. Tho national railway reported recovery of 56 bcdies and 60 known injured, but rescue workers said casualties aio much greater. They pointed out that counting of the dead is d i f f i c u l t because of the charred wreckage, and that the injured have scarllercd to si.- vcral eilies. Chavez Voles Against Shift of Loan Bureaus WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 t Senator Dennis Chavez (I)-N M.i voted against passage of the co- rge hill yesterday whirh would take the multi-billion-dollnr lending BRemMes out if tho commerce department. Senator Car! Hatch ( D - N M ) was reported away from Washington nmi not voting. said would have the general effect givinpr Bynirs' office over-nil pilgrims control. Thomas told reporters af- let' the cloned committee session Germans Assert Soviets Checked In Berlin Drive By JAMES F. KING LONDON, Feb. 2 (AP) -- lussian forces have made one attempt to storm across the Oder in their onslaught toward Berlin, a German broadcast said today, and other Berin reports indicated Soviet patrols might already have Tossed. The German high command clamped a blackout on news rom the sector as one military commentator told of the attempted crossing in the area of ustrin, 40 miles east of Berlin. Assert Soviels Checked Berlin radio accounts said Marshal Gregory Zhukov had brought ip strong forces along the Oder on both .sides of Frankfurt and .htit assaults to reduce the fortress of Kustrin, were under way. The German communique, hbw- uver, completely omitting' men- ion of the sector, said the Russians everywhere else except in East Prussia, had been checked after hard fighting and Moscow dis- mlches said Zhukov had run into .hick minefields and a hard shell of German armor along the 90- nile front threatening the German capital. Zhukov'a tanks have sliced between German strongpoints to within sight of the Oder and have reached highly important operational areas in the region of Frank- :urt and Kustrin, Moscow dispatches said. Vplkwturm to the Ilew.ue Stalin' ace field comandcr shoved his heaviest artllery up close behind the front lo shell Frankfurt. Moscow ,said KusLrin had been under an · all-day bombardment. Across the river fresh reserves of Volkssturmers and Volkssturm grenadiers, along With "alarm battalions" from Stettin, were reported taking their place in deep fortifications. Declaring the capital could and (Continued on page 3) 27 NEW MEXICANS AMONG THE 513 RESCUED FROM JAPANESE PRISON By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Twenty-seven gaunt but gallant soldiers from New Mexico's heroic 200th coast artillery ire coming home--freed from an oppressive Japanese prison camp on Luzon island in the Philippines by a daring band of MacArthur's Rangers. The New Mexicans, survivors of some 2,000 men from this state who were on Bataan early in the war, were among 513 U. S. soldiers rescued in a raid on Jap prison camp No. 1 eight miles east'of Cabanatuan the night of Jan. 30. While only 27 of some 2,000 were rescued, the entire state of New Mexico rejoiced. Hundreds of families still hold hope that their sons and brothers and husbands will be set free as General MacArthur's forces'close in on Manila.. A few of the escapees' names had not )ccn received in the U. S. ' · Etcapo Hope* for More Master Sgt. Calvin R. Graff ex- iresscd the hope of hla state mid latlon when he said "I believe that when the Yanks hit Manila and get Into Billbid prison, they will Speed Mail to Rescued Yanks By RICHARD BERGHOL/ MacARTHUR'S HEADQUARTERS, Luzon, Feb. 2--/P!--Special provisions have heen mado to deliver mail to Americana and others recovered from Japanese prison and internment ctuiip- s i" the Philippines. Sixth army headquarters and the Red Cross announced today that mail should be addressed as follows: Nairn*, of Person: Sixth Army llfMixliiunrMT.s. ( i- vil Affairs Section, AI*O 412, e/o Postmaster, Sun Francisco. Postofficc. army and Red Cross personnel will expedite delivery t" wherever the addressees arc located in liberatd areas. The Red Cross also announced that rescued personnel, both military arid civilian, may send lricf radio .messages announcing tin safety to persons in. the I'nit Slates and Allied nations. ported favorably I'mini row . Even before the senate.commit- tee met, there had been indications of a movement to rentralizc authority, j House leaders Indicated t h a t I they would insist on the house- version of control mcasure.s. Fallowing dinner at 12:30 p. m. sessions were scheduled lo be re sinned with D. U Mullendorc. pre Sldont of the Production Credi Corp., Whichila, Kansas, giving a leading address. Officers were to be circled during the afternoon session. A H. Kite, director nf New Mexico extension service, this morning outlined the food jjoals for the year and discussed the general 'ann outlook for New Mexico. lie declared that while the farm- :r.s face a tough year, what with (Continued on papt 6) Vet Gets Death on Rape-Murder Charge WASHINGTON. Feb. 2 · .T' Marine Pvt. Earl McFarlainl. Guadalcanal veteran. yest'!];t.v drew a death sentence from r\ t'ral dlstricl court jury for the r»P sl.iying of 18-year-old Dnruth 1 Bernini of Chippewa Falls. Wis. n government worker. The marine said he was innocent. Defense Counsel P. liatcninii Kn- nia said he would appeal the verdict. DARING RESCUE FEAT RIVALS PIONEERING OF ROGERS' RANGERS By FRED HAMPSON AT SIXTH RANGER CAMP NEAR CABANATUAN, Luzon, Jan. 31 (Delayed) (AP) -- Put .Lt. Col. Henry Mucci's sixth rangers with Rogers' Rangers. Put 'em with Jeb Stuart's cavalry. Put 'em with Allen's Green Mountain boys. After what happened last night that is where they belong. They went 35 rniles through the Japanese lines. They cross- d a road teeming with Japanese 'traffic. They surrounded a prison stockade that was alive with guards. They did it in dead secrecy. Not a man was spotted. They struck like Thor's hammer at 7 p.m., and at 7:03 p.m. they had killed every Japanese in the fearsome Cabanatuan prison stockade. By 7:05 p.m., they'had whisked the first lot 3f 513 prisoners, carrying a hundred stretcher cases pick-aback, across the road onto a field of retreat. Not many minutes later the Rangers were as gone as though they had never been there. Pay* Off Alnp In Jap Dead * This shadowy jab, timed without flicker or pause, paid off incredib- i flaw and executed without a y. It liberated the entire roster of prisoners, disorganized tho enemy beyond possibility of pursuit, killed 73 Japanese outside and pro- oably that many more Inside the buildings, and destroyed four tahka. (Fighting on the way back ran the number of Japanese dead lip to 523. Col. Mucei, of Bridgeport, Conn., and Denver, Colo., told how they did It today. FUlpinofl Furnish Data Filipinos furnished the Hews of and pinpointed the stockade. Early Jan. 29 Rangers slipped through the lines and begun their march. :ihd many Honors. They took only what weapons they could carry. On Jan. 30 they rendezvoused with a Filipino guerrilla band which was to assist them. The rond ran directly past the prison camp which contained a stockade circled with barbed wire, guard towers anil machine guns. It also contained the prisoner huts plus several Japanese buildings for officers, enlisted men and transient troops. Other buildings contained tanks and vehicles. Surnmml Stoi-kiule Muccl put his forces on each side of the stockade' to blockade the road du r '.,ih the action. He deployed a larger force of Rangers near the road farther south and a force of guerrillas farther north. With these in position the rescue force crept from n river thicket onto a field making a direct approach to the prison Just before 7 p. m. That was the darkest hour (Continued on pag« 1). Plfn Quick Return Of fiescufed Yanks WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 Wl An army plan for prompt return to the United 1 States of the newly liberated American prisoners ii the Philippines today was reported by Rep. Phllhin (D-Mass|. Those liberated by MaoArthurM forces on Balaan will he brought home "as soon as possible," Philbin said. "I was Informed smnn of Ihcsr men fire already being prepared for return, and lhat others will be brought back as soon as it fan I"' arranged." Phllhin Inlil a reporter, "Only those required to remain for medical treatment will have stay there." IT. S. Casualties, Increasing 39,392, 10131737,342 WASHINGTON. F« b - 21* -United · States cbtnbat casualties ilnco Pdarl Harbor ncared the tliroe-qUaher million mark today, with disclosure ti$t army loiscl ia*e reached 650j4SO. Tho atmy's total, plus the latest navy figure of 86.622, puia the over-all combat casualty figure at 737,842, an Increase of 36,392 ovet- last week's report. Tho army accuntcd for 33,409 of the rise. Acting Secretary of War Robert p. Patterson said the arnly'fl figure was baaed on compilations at the war department through Jan. 21 and reflected actual fighting through moat of December. A breakdown on this week's army figures with those for last week: Killed 121,676 and 117,2156; wounded 379,638 and. 356.813; missing 01,673 and S5.4BO; prisoners 57,15.1.1 and 57,-132. Patterson said 186.026 of tho wounded havi returned to duty. Similar figures for tho navy: killed 32,889 and 32,394; wounded :i!),807 and 38.513; missing 9.700 find 9,015; prisoners 4,476 and 4,.177. Almost all of the Americana re- Scued arc either sick or wounded. Graff, who escaped earlier from Gump No. 1, said he thought the rescued men were those from a hospital at the camp. Wife Ctota Birthday Surprise Mrs. Esperidion Archibeque of Albuquerque said she had received :he best present possible for her 21st birthday yesterday. It was the news that her husband, T-Sgt. Espcridlon Archibeque. was among the prisoners rescued. "Just this morning I told my sister, 'gee, I'm getting old." but now I feel young agnin and everything is all right." the dark-eyed young mother said, The couple has a eon, Dave., 3 years old, whom'his soldier father hnq never seen. Archibeque was with the medical detachment of the 200th. CalIn Break Newn more American pri- In many instances over the state It was a telephone- call from the press that gave first nown that a son, husband or brother was safe after throe long yoara of agonizing suspense. Mrs. Fred Tlxler of Albuquerque Was called to the telephone of n neighbor to learn, that her son, Pfc. Foph 'F. Tlxler, member of the- medical corps', ,waa among thoso rescued.. "Merciful Qodt" was her tearful exclamation. "Where Is ho now? when will he be home? I must go Immediately to church. This \a the thing I have W*en praying for.' Flnit Word of HuMbanrt Capt. Dallas B. Vinett of Taos a member of battery B of the 200th WHS among the comparatively few officers freed. His wife moved to Albuquerque more than a year ago but moved to her former home at Davenport. la., three weeks I A friend's telephone call to Iowa gave Mrs. Vlnett the first word she had received of nor husband since the fall of Bataan. Vlnett was a chiropractor at Taos for a number of years. There was one man from El faso. Tex,, in the group. He was (Continued on page 4) Prisoner Killed On Eve of. Rescue SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 2 Ai American soldier, prisoner of Uie Japanese since the fall of Bataan was forced to work on an oilomy tilr field on Luzon' in the Philippines. | . Planes supporting Gon. Douglas MacArthur's invasion forces,a"traf- cd, Ul) field, killing. the soldier and -several Japanese. · Forty-eMght hot-'le later the Calm prison camp whore the soldier had been kept was raided by n party of Amerlcnn rangers and Filipino guerrillas and all the prisoners rescued. Tho. Hy AMROCIATKD IMtKHH 1. Kfl*lr.rn front; SO mllwi (1) (icnnan account from Kiwtrtn arm; - 2. WwtU'rn front: 310 mil** (from Unnlcti - .lulrn - IHirlrh (from Italian front; 541 mJ1en Yank Subs Sink Ten More Japs WASHINGTON, Feb. 2--U U. S. submarines have sunk 10 more enemy vessels In far eastern ·A'alers. The pavy. announcing this today, said the loll Included two medium cargo Iranaporta, tWo rritdlum tankers, three small cargo vessels, a large transport, a medium transport and a .small trinket 1 .-. Tbe announcement rftisad lo BSD the loial of Japanese shlpe .iimk by submarines. Including 104 com- halant and 8R,"i non-combatant tthlpH. Submarine sinkings announced Hlni-c the flrsl of Ihis yenr lmv« totaled 65 ships, Including five combatant vessel*. R cruiser, ft do- Htroycr and three curort craft II. S. submarines-lost from nil cmws since thn .itart nf the war have lot tiled .tfl. F!L PAHOAN IH DWORATKU WASHINGTON. Feb. 2 UPi T-,1 Miguel CJ. Armla of Kl PII.IO, Tex. ,ha« heen awarded the silver star for gallantry In action, lhf war department reported today. MacArthur's Men Surprise Japs by Third Luzon Leap By RICHARD C. BERGHOLZ GENERAL MACARTHUR'S HEADQUARTERS on Luzon, Feb. 2 (AP) -- Manila was in a deadly American trap today. U. S. eighth army invasion troops fashioned a pincers on the Philippines capital Wednesday morning by landing on the Batangas province coast 67 road miles southwest of the city while sixth army spearheads drove to within a bare 20 miles on the north. Siu-|irlsi Ja|i» by Third Leap The eleventh airborne division swept ashore from landing craft .·IrtiiBlly unopposed along five miles of Bntangas beach near Na- ailgbll and quickly pressed eastward toward 2.000-foot Tagaytny ridge, which commands fine highways leading to Manila and the Cavlte naval base In Manila bay, 32 miles away. Gen. Douglas MacArthur reported today that this third Luzon invasion again caught the Japanese by surprise. Uuul Without Low 'We landed without loss." he announced, explaining that the landing "largely seals off the possibility of the enemy troops south of Manila Joining those in the north, and definitely outflanks the enemy's defense linos in southern Luzon." The first wave of Ma]. Gen. J. M. Swing's eleventh division troops bit the shore without firing B shot at 8:30 a.m.. ajid topk the town of Namigbu. Sllenoo Bolatwl Banial A half hour later, Japanese In caves to the norUl brought mn- chlno-gun and 7T-mm. fire to bear on the landing beach. This was illicitly sllencod by naval gunfire and mobile artillery. Lt. Gen. Robert Klchclberger. Uie eighth army commander, originally planned the Batangas foray as a reconnaissance movo, planning to pull out If tho ! opposition proved great. Three hours later he changed It to a full-scale Invasion. Nasugliu Ifl on a good road 21 miles west of Tagaytny ridge, from which nn excellent highway leads to the Cavite naval base and Manila itself. '40 MUCH from Manila The fast-rolling American sixth nrmy spearhead --still unchecked reached the Angat river- 25 rond miles north of the capital city. Patrols were reported operating freely in advance and could well be on tho approaches to Malolos. 20 miles from Manila. Eighth army troops which landed just north of Sublc bay on Mon- dny were moving eastward from the r a p t t i r f d Olongapo naval hnse against light resistance. Tin-He troops ore heading tc.wnrd n Juncture with n sixth nrmy column advancing westward from San Fernando. This will seal oft 1 Japanese troops in the Bataan l""- nlnsuln. which forms one jaw of Manila bay. Drive on Capital M u c A r t h u r announced that the hurd-hilting first cavalry division is now driving on Manila. He disclosed thnt the .12nd division also is in tin- Lnaon fight, in the stub- bnrnly-hcld northern scclor win-re the first corps is moving eastward to clear the north end of the central Luzon plain. The Yanks now are four miles enst of Tayng and six miles enst of San Manuel, where they seized the town of San Nicholas. MacArthur reported an entire Japanese column, trapped between two American forces on the Ba- lunuau-Umingan road in ihis northern sirlor, bad befell a n n i h i I lateil. I ivfrnses In the Manila bay scc- j tor took another severe aerial j x m l i l n g as Uberitors dumped 152 tons of bombs on Corregldor and the Cavlte naval hsse. Two airdromes on Formosa were targets for patrol bombers. RESCUED YANKS. RECALLING TORTURES. WANT TOFIGHT MPSAGAIN By FRK1 MAMPSON + matuan. EVACUATION HOSPITAL, Luzon, Philippines. Feb. 2 i/P --They want their health back. They want * lo sec Ihelr folks. Then they want | to rome twk and f i g h t Ihe Jap- j anes.\ I Those nre the prevailing ^entl- montfl of the 48fl American and more than a wort- of Allied prisoners who wen- rescued by a picked hnn'l of fighting men Tuesday night frorn « stockade near Can- Tliey have bitter memories of c.ipltulatlon at Bataan and Cor- regulor. Many had to undergo the "fJ^ath March" from Balaam. For nearly three years as prisoners of the JapancHe, they subsisti-d largely on H rice diet. Yen, many would like to fight i agnin. Their memories goad them. "The Japs always liked to slap us and i*nmfl!inc* they'd give vis i pretty stiff ovallng," ri-ralU-d Beach, Pvl.'TravIa W. Flowers, of Scran-*' 1 """ *·· ion. N. C., an aviallon engineer captured on Corregidor. A n o t h e r prisoner recalled how the Japanese guards trie*! to lure the Yunk* lo the fenco with offers of candy and tobacco. Jniwruieh an Ihe prisoners wcr« not allowed within a crrlain distance of Ihe fence, lo approach It Invited being shot or whipped. T-Sgl, Harold J. GI*M. Lonjr Calif., said minor infrao tlonn were punished by crowding M many u 20 of the accused in a amall rell where they were fore ed'to Btand up for 12 hours. When night came, tln-y could «quat down if there wa* room bul a guard woke them up every hour. Sick or well, a prisoner couldn't win. "The hc« rations wnnt lo Ihe worker*," "aid S-Sgt. D. C, Kalnci. Bon If Ay, Kla., an a*rlal gunn«r who wa* wounded on Balann mid cap-^Milppcd lo Japan, many after fho tured in a hospital. Ho hajt been hospitalized rver since. "If you couldn't work you got whatever they could spare. W« got no hungry In the hoapltal that for a while we suppknicnled our rlco ration with noup made of nweet pot Mo leaves," And if you were well? Chief 8-8gt. Clinton Ooodbla, Lonffvlew, Wash,, nakl the health- lent prlionern we.- segregated and Nipponese realized thai Iho Yanka would reconquer Luzon. Many were forced lo woik on Japanese airfields. Al the evacuation hwtpltal, the prlRonem ucrr handed Clgarets. immediately many emptied tho buttn i'f (ilgarati from the pockets of raggitl troiuior*. "No more navlng butts, mon," a freed man shoutfd gleefully. (Continued on pay* 4) Donations Make Up Paralysis Deficit Tom Graham, chairman of the committee In charge of the drive for funds lo combat Infantile p«- rnlysls. has announced that the deficit on the Prold«nt'« Birthday Ball has been made up In subscriptions sent In by msll and M4 collected on Main strict by high school girls. Mr. Graham oxpraued his appreciation to the public for their generosity.

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