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MAY SHE FLY OVER TOKYO Las Cr News fM HMfOOUtT UUET UID SUMMf NalaMfeA SSAYIMS SOUTMOUI HElH OiOUCO THE WEATHER Forecast: Scattered showers to- nfght; partly cloudy Thvirsflay; little change in temperature. Last 21 Hours: High Low Las Crucea 77 42 "State College Jornndo Range ................ 73 43 iVol. 64--No. 293 ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO. WEDNESDAY AFTEHNOON MARCH 14, ; ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOS PRICE THREE CENTS YANKS SLUG THRU HILLS RIMMING REMAGEN By WALLACE PERRY I Howard Blakeslee, Associated Press science editor, has supplied the San Francisco security con- fe:eiice with a new idea as to the scope of precautionary-measures v.-hich may be necessary to forestall future wars of aggression. i * * * It Is the hazard that lies in ^inventions of peace which may be converted to war. And, strangely enough, it'.i to 'Hitler, the aggressor, that we owe a "debt of gratitude" for :!urnish- , ( i:ig the basis for the suggested shift in security plans. * * + Blakeslee cites the fact that it was Hitler--with the aid of (Xazi warlords and German scientists--who converted the peacefu Airplane to an engine of war -along with rockets, flying bombs find other savage innovations. And he insists that, :"or the :"u- Tiire protection of the rest of the (world, steps should be . taken to insure, that all discoveries, fnven- ( tiona and developments of whatever nature---be they mechanical chemical, beological or whatnot-which come forth in the war- criminal nations of Germany and Japan be made known at once to 'the United Nations. * + * After former wars--and in anticipation of new ones--rBlakeslec points out, the advocates of peace have attempted safeguards against known military potentialities; but (Hitler has shown us that wars don't necessarily depend on military alone--that lives can be destroyed wholesale by means entirely foreign to hitherto-Known" military 'procedure. * * * ·, Students of security for months have been advocating control of strategic materials available to the Germans and the Japs -- of electric power, for example, trans- i portation systems, munitions- basic ores. * * * ' Howard Blakeslee, I think has added another important step. The world, this time, will be safer if diplomats of the peace- loving nations make certain -- or as certain as they can--that secret formulas which may become secret weapons come out in the open. Faculty Slaves, Sell at Auction ' BLOOMINGTON, ;·]., March 14 I. 1 ?)--Some of the faculty members at Miilikin university were put ' on the auction block at a "slave" sale to raise money for the building fund campaign. 1 Misa Elizabeth Travis, piano professor, was "sold" for $8 to a sorority and must give a 15-minute 1 concert; Assistant Dean E. P. Plongea has to presa four skirts , in the home economics room, and Dr. C. A. Goeleharles has to bake for a sorority. Las Cruces Sergeant Wounded in Action 8£t.-Arthur C. ( B u d ) Kittlcaon. with Gen. Goo. Patton'.s army in Germany, has beim wounded and is Ok Dentist Curb; Drop Efforts on Teacher Tenure SANTA FE, March 14 (AP) -- Legislation said by its supporters to be intended to define more clearly those who may practice dentistry was passed by the house today over the objections of mem- ( bers from rural areas who i said the bill would be a detriment to their .people. The house killed two bills designed to change the present system of teachers' tenure. House education committee members said the group had decided to drop efforts to revise the present act. Compromise Aviation Dispute Word that a compromise had tieen reached on two opposing iatton control bills came from Gov. Dempsey, who told questioners he had been informed by persons participating in the discussions that satisfactory adjustments have been made. Dempsey said he understood it was planned to amend HB271, endorsed by the airmen's association, so as to give certain regulatory powers to the state corporation rommsfsion, which has backed another bill. Curbs "Unfair Practice" The dentistry bill was passed 34 to 13. Rep. M. S. Smith (D-Curry), member of the state dental board, daclared the measure would correct what he termed an "unfair" practice by which "people who have six or seven weeks experience in laboratories or dentists' offices are trying to practice dentistry. "This bill only changes a nec- tion of the law which says who is entitled to practice," Smith said. Later, he said "it would not stop anybody from pulling a tooth, pro- i-iding he did it without getting paid for it." When asked, "will this bill shut out the mail, order business on false teeth?" Smith answered: HITLER ON ODER RIVER FRONT 'The federal government hns already done that?" Okey Surplus Purchases A bill requested by Gov. Dem- t Continued on page 2 Adolf Hitler (right) returns a salute from his Nazi soldiers during a visit to a division headquarters on the Oder River front east of Berlin, says German caption accompanying photo distributed by Swedish picture'agency Pressens Bild (AP Wirephoto by radio from Stockholm March 12) - Auto Death Case Near Conclusion Moved to Lincoln county on a j change of venue, an involuntary ' manslaughter charge against John D ,,.,, ,,_ Jones, Fairacres farmer, which (are yet several went to trial at Carrizozo Monday j less than factory workers and afternoon, was near conclusion to- · deral employes. Adequate increases day, Deputy Sheriff Roy Green re- j | n teachers' salaries will consume ported on his return :;rom ihe Lin- | $1,200,000. ^oln county neat. j "2. Present budget requirement The state had rested yesterday i are abnvt- the normal income, -uu afternoon, Green .said, and defense ! a reserve School Men Ask Legislators to Safeguard Funds SANTA FE, March'14 UP) -The state, legislature today was asked by* the superintendents' section of the New Mexico Educational Assn. to "safeguard the future of the children of New Mexico" by assuring for the public schools all funds originally earmarked for the schools. The legislators were asked "to oppose any diversion of such funds to other purpose." Copies of the recently-adopted resolution were sent the members by Chairman Ray L. Stinnetle, Dawson of the superintendents' -.ection. Who Said Surplus? | The superintendents' resolution said that while "there exists the impression that there is a considerable surplus in public school funds, we direct your attention to the fact that this reserve is not in excess of the actual needs of schools for the following -easons: "1. Despite the fact that tear:-, hers' salaries have, been increased | during the past three years they j hundred -lollars ! Seize Enough Guns To Outfit an Army U. S. NINTH ARMY, Germany, March 13--{ Delayed--I/Pi--Two coprs of the ninth army captured or destroyed 715 German artillery pices -- enough for an entire enemy army --- and 109 tanks or self-propelled guns in their two-week drive to the Rhine. The figures were incomplete and for only two of the three known corps under Lt. Gen. Wm. H. Simpson's command. Final figures will approximate 953 artillery pieces and 145 tanks and self-propelled guns, it was indicated. .vas started this morning. ivill bi: required to f i n lance the current program -.m tin- The charge arose from the .'atal j return to normal conditions or else Injury of Lorenzo Delgado, 70- j it will bo then necessary to curtail year-old farm hand, about a half mile south of Vado, on the night of Sept. 7 last. After a hunt for the driver of '.he death car for several" Java. sheriff's officers found a -Jnmagcd j the st'hool program. Compulsory Education ? "3. In the year 1930-10, 21.G per cent of thc.children of New Mexico (Continued on page 2) utomobile, blood on it, bank of 'he Chicago garage just below j rj i ,t / " ' / " Canutlllo; .Jones, Sheriff Santos llOH' !\l0nt y \ I 1 UO.S Ramirez testified, later came to ,-laim it. Ramirez, Thos. I. Graham, John Tulk. Robert. Lnyman rind Green ' in a hospital in England, his par- 1 were .summoned from ents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Kiltlcson, f wire notified today. 'it re .is | atate'n witnesses, Attys. J. Benson Newell and They have not been advised the C. Garland, defending .Tones, were extent of his injuries ' Sgt. Kittleson is 19 years old anil wns graduated from Las Cru( cs Union h!f*h school before 2n- lerinp the -iriny. He has been w i t h Pattern'i -irmy since September, first as a corpora! in the mortar platoon am) recently as sergeant in recomiais- sniH-« work. Three AM Students Make Top Averages Three NVw Mexico AM students ir.mle 4.0 «rado-p»ilnl nvcr- iifies at MUl-si-mestcr for the · fpriiiR term, ItcBiutrnr Era Kent- frnw hns just tinr.ouneed. A 4.0 iivcrap.' is equivalent to 1 A m every iiihjrct. The honor students are Mrs. . Margaret Gaboon of La Mesa, senior aduration major; Hobert K. Miiveoty, freshman engineer from I.ns Cnires; nr.il Krrttinnnd Schul- expected to attempt to establish ' an alibi for their client. Di-St. Judge \unia C. Krenger, of Las Cntros. i_s oreaiding. In These War DHYS TUSCALOUtiA. Ala., Alarch 14 (^--Willin.m Harris found n $25 war bond on his farm. Tho bond 1ms been issued to Ola Mae Eunid of Meridiun. Miss., and investigation .Oiowed it was blown from her home m Feb. 12 when a tornado hit and demolished the house. A-IiicJi s 100 miles west of Tusrahir^a. BORDER PiTROL USES AVTOGIRO TO SPOT U .LEGAL RIO CROSSKRS * + WASHINGTON. March H I.-V * The U lll,, g m, wn,s acquired from The immigration service n:nv u t i i i - the wnr department. Carnni .said, an autnglrn to search for Mc.x- hut bonls on Ihe Rio Grande are in border patr.il crossing t!ic bordt-r illcpally it rate of "betlor than 100 a ,l;iy. The increasing problem of controlling Illegal rnlrieT I n t o the "t'Untry of Mexican natives is outlined in appropriations '·onimtltec teslli.inny of justice department | ,. ( i. -And fficials made public Tuesday. | bark for a La Mesa Soldier Listed as Killed Pvt. Donaci^no A. Morales, of La Mesa, Dona Ana county, ia among 16 New Mex ico soldiers iisted by the war department as killed in action, on the European "ront. The others--included in a printed list issued from Washington 'or release today--are; Pvt. Eliafl Arguello, La Cueva. Pvt. Bonnie A. BartU-tt, Roswell; S/Sgt. .lames A. Beeman Albuquerque; Pfc. Ben L. Bray, Portalea; Pvt. Guntcr. Oaedc. Albuquerque; Pvt. Fermtn J. Gonzales, Semi: Pvt. Thomns H. Jaramillo. Doming, Pvt. Joe Manqueros. G a l l u p ; Pvt. Pole M. Martinez, Giuulalupitn; S, Sgt. J o h n i D. Miller, Roswell; Pvt. R u f i n o P.] Molina. .larnle.s; Pvt. Antonio, Montoya, CcrriJlos; Pvt. Richard M. Padilla. Albuquerque; Pfc. Victor S. M. Tamariz, Central; Pfc. Jose F- Tapla. Hibern. One more New Mcxiciin- John Edward Kollcy, of Albuqnerque- Is reported by tho navy H.H hilled fiction. Freed Prisoners Give Loving Cups M A N I L A , Amrr-n "'± (Drlayt-dl i -- S e v e r a l thousand .soldiers and former internees of Santo Tourtis gathered last night to witness .1 at which loving ctipr from the interned were presented to military units whi;-ii onicrcd :ni'i captured Manila. Earl Ciirroll, chairman oi tho Santo Tonias internment coniinit- i'. n;aiir the prpjjcn tut ions. ling. G*iii. Hugh H o f f m a n "f in A n t o n i o , Te\., ruct-ived a r t i p r the fir.'it cavalry division: Mnj. Gen. Robert BoightHt-r of Ohio, for the 37th di- Reds Crash Thru Nazi Line West of the Oder By RICHARD KASISCHKE LONDON, March 14 (AP)-Russian troops have broken through one of the main German lines west of the Oder in Berlin's forefield, a Reuters dispatch from Moscow declared today, while the German commander in Berlin ordered the reich capital defended "above and under ground" to the last bullet. Assert Soviets "Break Down" The German high command -announced a powerful new Russia), offensive aimed at wiping dui Nazis In East Prussia, but declared Soviet attacks from the .Lebus j bridgehead w«t of the Oder north ! of Frankfurt "broke down." , The Reuters dispatch said Marshal Gregory Zhukov's first White Russian army overran a majr German .line on an 18-mile Odei front betweeh.-captured Kuestrir and threatened Frankfurt. Moscow still maintained official silence on this Berlin front. Front Aflame for 115 Milan , German broadcasts 'said the front 'was aflame for 115 miles from Stettin south ta~ Oubeh.-and Forst, the Nelsse, rlVer bastions on Marshal Ivan Koilev'a first Ukrainian front southeast of Berlin. ., ' . "Bitter fighting is ' raging all along this front for StetCln, Frank' furt, Guben and Forst, ks well as from bridgeheads on the Oder aim- Ing for the rnost attractive target of all--Berlin," said a Transocean broadcast. "Anything Goes" for, Berlin Girding for defense of Germany's queen city, Lt. Gen. Bruno von Hauenschild, chief of Berlin's defense, declared In an order that the city would bd defended to the last and that "all strategems" and tridks, were allowed. Dispatches to Stockholm added that all possibilities of defense were being 1 exploited and masses of weapons distributed. Another report to Stockholm said Col. Gen. Heinz Guderlan had been replaced as commander on the eastern front by Col. G«n. Schoerner. Seven Armies Hit Frusaia A Berlin boradcast said the Russian offensive in East Prussia was launched early Tuesday with seven PATTERN OF RHINE APPROACH and numerous tank formations, and that "the battle ia in full swing, with the Russians aiming "or a final breakthrough." Separate Russian columns were itriking westward on either side tf Zinten, 20 miles below besieged Koenlgsberg, It added. Moscow dispatdhca meanwhile ndicated the early fall of Gydnla, nodel seaport of prewar Poland. .: Tsn^l? of Ihe V. S.. Second Armored (Hell On Wheels) Division of the 9th Army left this pattern In German soil In their breakthrougho g h to the Rhine. Scene Is near Krefcld In Duesscldorf nrco w i t h i n t 000 yardj of the Rhine. U. S. tanks Imve halted because of aliening from German tanks behind burning buildings. 1'hoto by George Silh Life photographer with wartime picture pool. (AP Wirephoto) Germans Claim Hit On'Ludendorf Spun LONDON,, March 14 (/P\ -A Berlin broadcast declared today that Gorman planes had scored direct hiU on the Roma- gen ; brldge 'over the Rhine and on a pontoon bridge nearby, .However . t h e Ludendorff bridge was -reported in a frontline dlbpatch, to be functioning at 0:30 a. rri., battlefront time today. The double tracked 1,200- foot bridge hafl been reported hit numerous time?, but AT 1 Correspondents at the front said It was repaired swiftly. Pontoon bridges usually are quickly mended. tilsn employed ipe ration.". "When t h a t piano hovers over a b u n c h of men caught coming across th" border, they Ju.st s t n n ; I ' , Pa;- t h o u g h paralyzed." fie e x p l a i n - · are nble to miulio r to rome to tho spot 13go Cnrusi, Immigration eom-1 and pick them up." mi.vsioner, told the house commit- The iiiiniigrntimi si-rvi iee in a recent seven-month period I here were 42.000 discovered attempts to cnw* the nation'* bnr- melster, aUo of Lax CHICKS, an u n - ; dert without permission, moat of t cbijiMfifil music fllmlunl. them Mexicans seeking U. S. jobs disdi.R. rd "And we arc alilc \n r;ulio arreflteil on ihr U. s, Hide of the border for rneoinn^nR Mexlr.in i workers to make ili'-K«l entries. vision; antl MaJ. William Harks- ilnlc oi' Clat!(*vl!1c, Tcnn., r«r .In MMi t a n k b n t t a l l u n . M. Col. Hajikctt Connor of Kl Tex., wbo commanded the Hrrond squadron of the eighth cavalry, the first rlemmt to Titfi Santo Toman the night of Ki:b. 3. w«s absent because of m i l i t a r y .inly A letter prfst-nlrd In oach *jroup on behalf of the enmp «aid in p»i1: "Thr night of our llberHllon shaiJ he an undying memory for Dry February Cuts Rio Flow ALBUQUERQUE. March 14 '/Pi--Extremely dry weather February will result In a light spring run-off for New Mexico's river basins, the district weather bureau predicted today. Tho bureau anid precipitation lust months over tho itute .vas ·illy 27 per cent of Japs Stiffen in Mindanao Battle By JAMES IIDTCIIESON MANILA, March 1-1 (/Pi - - Re- sistunce was stiffening on jouth- western Mindanao, headquarters reported todaj. rut Innlt-paccd Ynnka of the ·list Infantry division pursued the retreating Japa- nrso defenders i n t o Ui« mountain.-; north of oapttircxl ZnnibtKLiiKii. On Luzon, meantime, imjclmniz- etl _ American speiirhrad.s . I rove deeply into the vast arcn u m t h -:if Manila, seizing threr main towns mid an ftlrdromc, whiJc other Superforls Fire 5 Square Miles Of Jap Industry ny ELMONT WAITE 2IST BOMBER COMMAND HEADQUARTERS, Oilam, March 14 Wl--Three hunred Superfort- resses wiped out five square miles of Osaka's industrial heart before dnwn today, expanding their fiery destruction in Ihrcc of Japan's largest cities during a five-day period to 24 square miles- larger I h n n the area of Manhattan island. At a coat of four Superforls over the targets-two over Tokyo nuti one each over -Na^oya and Osaka-- the H-2!)s have spilled more than 0.000 tonn of tnceri- diarlea In new low-level tactics which have: MnrnCTl out U nqunre mllca of Tokyo, In Ihe first, ilurk hours iif Saturday. U-velf|l two Hqnarc inlli-N 41,000,000 M|tilirc fent--in the air factory center of N f uj;oya, ruldfxl In darkncNH Monday. WI|iod oul huimtlK or Mill.' j wooden \fiir-vllnl »-iirknliii|«, I Known UN "hidden faclorli-N," In i OHUku whose 3.^ro,ooo Inhabitants make II second only to Tokyo in Ki/.e. Germans Report Paffon Attempts Moselle Crossing By JAMES M. LONG PARIS, March 14 (AP) -First army troops slugged their way through the hills rimming the Remagen bridge head today to within a mile and a quarter of the Frankfurt Ruhr autobahn. The German radio declared Lt. Gen. Geo. S. Patton was trying to cross the Moselle at several points west of Coblenz, but there was no confirmation from the Allied side. The Germans said the third army attempts were beaten back but that now Patton had brought up four infantry and three to four tank divisions for a large-scale attempt to force the river. Capture. ItfMtiagon Anchor The 701M Infantry division of the seventh army, meantime, advanced nearly four miles today, penetrating intn Germany and reaching the Saar rlvor Just west of tJiutrbriieckon. First army troops have captured Homier, providing a firm northern anchor for their Rhine bridgehead, into which men and material streamed across two bridges today to reinforce 70,000 shock troops the German9 said already were there. Moving forward through the forested hills east of the Rhine In a dawn attack, the Americana captured the town of St. Catlmrtnen. four miles northeast of Linz and seven miles directly eaat of a largo bend in tho river. Clear MoHelle'H tlankK To the aouth, the third army cleared the western bank of thu Moselle river save for stragglers and opened a new drive across the top of the -Industrial 3aar district which carried nine and a half miles east of Saarburg and the Siegfried line. Thirteen towns were captured, mostly on the east aide of the Moselle. The fighting was in tho nigged Hochwnld and Hunsrucck mountains, which made progress slow. Lt Gen. George S, Patton^s army ptured a record bag- of 6,010 prisoners yesterday raising UH nine-day total to 27,127. Most of theju* surrendered in Elfel pockets .sealed off by swift armored col- u m n s , Toward Supcr-Ilijfliuav Honnef, a picturesque watering place of 9,000, was the largest place yet conquered in the Re- niiigen bridgehead. doughboys east of the capital con- I , n s', C piI n e's K ,,ver C oI,a told Uri K Other first army troops fought into the last two miles of wooded h i l h between them imd the nixlanc: superhighway linking the. I Ruhr w i t h FriuiUfiirt-on-thc-maln. from tin- The road was under artillery fire. the quered the southern end of strong Shlmbu litie. Gen. Douglas MacArtluir :;uiU in his co mm Unique todny that Mnj, Gen. Jchs A. Doc's 41st division on Mindanao wan "pursuing the i enemy Into the hills north -if ,he , _ . ,.- ... normal a n d ! nlfTU'lds ii^ninnt Jncreafling .-e- rcported the amount of .mow on i siatauce'.' while medium hpmbcr:t n ' H - / . U .he ground on Pel). 28 "wan low ! and flghtem flew i: Gen. Thomas S. POWIT, · x n n n m m l e r of Guain-bn.-u'd H-2Us, tin- I n f l a m mable: renter of Onaka wn« "it solid fire" when tr-L- raid was over. The mv;t e n g u l f e d by uncontrolled fires, vi.niblu 11!5 mllf.s nwuy. t o t a l l r t l ji.4 inucJ) an : support, -r thnn at any time durlhR the At leant eight villages besides . five years on the same date." "Indications ore that there will de no floodfl In New Mexico as Ziunnbangn were captured in t h e first 48 hours of t h e invasion. Tw airfields wore t a k e n . wit; of them result of melting snow." the bu- j a bomber Held jn.it 215 miles from .-rim said. j Borneo. Below-normal run-off war. fore- i - for the Pecos, upper C a n a d - j I I R ATTACHES A K1OKH ties, salij Hoinbar- dle.r Lt. William T. Loose)). Lak'e- WtMXl, OlllO. The H-20H, f u s t t u r n i n g Japan 1 * biggest rilie.H i n l o ton-lies In til Their strength Increased over it new pontoon bridge, erected under fire .Saturday, and the prized LudenUorff bridge which thu Or- mans still tried resolutely to out w i t h heavy shells and hmnib.H. one main road to Uto R u h r im| nutllatcly east of the Rhine already wns cut am! helping riupply UK- lirlilgulirud forces. Ki|Hrt New Rhlnn CroWilnp It wan (Unclosed that the new pontoon bridge across tho Rhino n i g h l . huve in t h r e c ^ l n y s wipeiljwn.i put inlo positlnn .lonu-whorc an and Rio Grande basins, but he burvnu said "run-off in thi- '?hama will be iiornuil to nlightly ibfvc" and for the San J u n n ljo«iii 'near normal but ROmrwhnt less! ' h a n Itiftl year." ! MEMPHIS. March M i, woman asked UK; tele^rapb ilflu tu wire 510 In h«r h i w l m n U in another rlly. Then a-l.kd: " A n d , nay. you b e t t e r ft fin I this «ho( s t a m p xvlth it " t an iircn birder t h a n Dnyl Ohio f2.'l Hiirtnrt! m i l e s ) or Jersey j C l l y . N, .1. ( 2 1 Hfjuari- m l l v s ) or f \ I Alliany, N. V l l i t ' j .f qua re m i l r a ) c t . ami almost un bi;* a.n Syracuse, N . J N Y. r-, N ( , u a r r M H l t - M . " Tokyo nnllo nckii«iwlidh'(.Hl that JO hours l a t e r voim- fin-.s .ntill wen- b u r n i n g in ()hiilci. OFFICERS DIARY li\ LAST D.I V S OF REVEALS IIUIAK STORY 01' IMI'KWHW; SLIHRIWDKR By JAMES 1IITTC1IRHON CORHKGinOH '/Pi An Amcrl- nn officer's 1912 diary, found on 'urrcgldor by A m c r k a n troops. ·fleetB how the l i t t l e Harrison** iplrlls were Ijuoyd tliroiiRh those iiloak weeks of Hlege by the for- :oru hopp that nid inlf;ht rome in lune. The diary wan kept by Lt. Col. Wllllom C. Braly, on offlcrr In rfff of "The Koek'ji" dfrfcnulve Lend t w o Itutitiin fell. Corret;lilT f wreh-i l a t e r j proi'dly Ihe rxplott.s nf U: owed \ r.ins 1 f o u r pat( hed-up iiNi'M, \vhlle t h e y n-tnalMett nbli Mny 6, a month lati-r. Calmly, i^iltcr-of-nu-tly. he to fly Mid i chronlckd thr fltnrl of I h e air | (Mmulem raldB a((«lnst "The Hock" mul riled j 'orct-. proudly the enemy fliers' up parent | Whm f r n r of the American a n t l - n l r e r a f t fire. HP traced ilfty-by-dny the In crroAln^ t«mp" n f ' n; .Inpnnosr norlfll pmimltnf* tmd the hlnw« onjectured on w h a t Ihe ouM do w l l h a real nil l e f t j p u n n . H'a In^t entry WM Mnrrh Frank nml related Gem-i;il Mat-Arthur ('orreKttlur to t a k e up his nvw t ' n n i m n n d In A i i N t r n l l n , llrnly noted th* 1 event w i t h mixed rinotlonn of rr-Rrol and hopo. "1 nm a f r a i d ht« departure will ( C o n t i n u e d .n page .1) south of the Liidcmlurff bridge. The brlilKt'hcad itself hnil lieen elbowed into »n atisnult buse 'nun 11 to IH miles along the Rhine and up to almost six mtle:i in d e p t h . The Germans reported a new Ilhliiff frosstnp two mlle.H vlown river from Homitif nt KdenlRH- \ \ i n l e r . i'O miles from Colonne ami tin: ttuhr. The GernutiiH were Iticrea.slnKly uervoun about the Canadian. Brl- 11.1)1 and U. S.' n i n t h armtca on the ' lower Ithlue. prwlictlii); ».u "int: m input R h i n e croa.sln((" between A u i e r i - j K m i n e r l c h and the Dutch Burdei. fighter i Urpnlr Ilrll ( ;e After I I I t N The Rhine bridpohuad, embnic- Inj; ISO dfpmrp mlleji or more of the Wi'Ulerwalil, was taking it h H n l ]ioun(!lng from elunlve enemy Ixim- ber.i and loni{ range artillery, In- 'liuluiK 340-millimeter ra I Iron it The Lutlrndorff bridge wfin repaired npaln nml afialn from shell iiltB, Tho pontoon bridge nuppnrtod n lieadway for light vchiclca.

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