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2 by roads made more perilous snow-covered mines The bliizard which Thursday blinded their assault had abated, but it was replaced by for, low «rey clouds and biting cold. In Alsace, where the U. S. 7th army has been driven off German soil, villages changed hands time and again with the deepest German penetration 7 to 10 miles. . (The Berlin radio said von Hundstedt had broken through the old magmot line here on a front of 25 miles.) The latest shift put the Americans m control of Meisenthal, 12 miles south of the German border and 15 miles north of Saverne, the gap through which the seventh army poured eastward and"captured Strasbourg j u s t before Tlianksgiving, Hard fighting, continued eastward ,ta the Vicinity of Barentbal and Phillippsbourr on the Biiche- Haguenau road, phillippsbourg is 15 miles northwest of Haguenau. On the eastern wing of the first army front doughboys fought in the streets of Arbrefontaine after a three-mile advance which took them to within 2V miles of the Laroche-St. Vith highway, one of the two main east-west arteries in von Rundstedt's salient. The battle also carried into the tiny villages of Jegivne and Lansival, just to the west and barely a mile from Lierneux. Arbrefontaine is just over three miles from Viesalm, scene of the escape of-the U. S. seventh armored division after its heroic stand at St. Vith. Farther west the Americans ·were closing, in on Odeigne and ·were within a hundred yards of FreyneuK and Fond de la Justice a mile west of Odeigne ' On the west flank the first army extended its front westward from the Tave woods, between Marche and Hotton and made gains of nearty a mile where its spearhead ·was barely 4 miles northwest of Laroche. Paiton's third army repulsed 17 counter-attacks Thursday, the bulk of them west of Goesdorf, 14 miles southeast of Bastogne and four miles southeast of WilU in Luxembourg. Reds Grimly Holding Off Nazi Tank Attacks Backed by Hundreds of Airplanes the soviet-held corridor, once 30* miles deep, northwest of beleaguered Budapest. The German panzer thrust down from the Danube, west of the big Danube bend, entered its 3rd day. It appeared daringly designed to liberate remnants of 9 nazi divisions trapped in the Hungarian capital. Inside Budapest Russian storm forces for the 8th day gained more d and now have occupied . . d'y nloeks since the initial attack last Friday, a soviet com- mumtiue said. The German counter-offensive northwest of the city was fed by panzer and air force reserves brought directly from the reich, the Russians said, and they were flung recklessly into battle in a desperate bid to break the soviet siege hne clamped around the cap- Trie Russians asserted they had Knocked out more than 100 tanks m 2 days in the relatively narrow corridor about 20 miles southeast of Koixiarom. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE A Red Star frontline dispatch said waves o£ German tanks beat against Russian defenses in the Vertes hills and along the right bank of the Danube. In spite of the reported, loss Thursday of 58 aircraft, the luft- walfe swarmed into action again Friday. They were intercepted by Russian fighters. · The Russians have estimated that 6 panzer divisions, augmented by several panzer grenadier divisions have been thrown into this nazi counterattack', which as yet shows no signs of abating. 1 .' Russian reports insist the enemy has failed thus far to make any real breach in Marshal Feodor Tolbukhin's front, though paying a high price in manpower and equipment. Meanwhile inside the flaming capital, roughly one third o£ Pest was believed mopped up by the Russians, while three-quarters of Buda on the west bank was reported under soviet control. GREEK CABINET DEMANDS ELAS STOP FIGHTING First Goal of New Premier Is to Set Up Law and Order A t h e n s , (JP)--Further discussions with leftwing ELAS leaders concerning their political grievances w e r e barred by the new Crreek government Friday pending ELAS compliance with the military terms of Lt. Gen. Ronald M. Scobie, British commander in 35 More Jap Ships Blasted by Yank Raids Near Luzon FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 1943 MANY 4-F'S ASK FOR WAR WORK Employment Agencies Report Applicants Three of the heaviest German efforts were in the areas of Longchamp^ three miles north of Bastogne and the' area of Champs, three miles togrie. northwest of Bas- The enemy attacks ranged in strength from 1 tank and 200 men to 20 tanks and 2,000 men, but despite them, the Americans scored a gain of a mile in the area of Genmont, near Tillet, west of Bastogne. Patton's front otherwise was unchanged. ^ The Germans also put in a pow- northern s i d e 'Washington. -Fs and .non- . . essential workers, spurred by talk of stringent new manpower controls, were reported Friday applying for war work by the thousands. -Employment agencies clocked the heaviest stream of job applica- striking at 3 a. m. at a point 4 miles southwest of Stavelot They were still coming at the doughboys after daylight. :_ Bergeval and another town had been taken in the latest American gam there. . . i Farther west the Americans ·were wading into the Germans with bayonets and tommyguns in the Graumont woods, southeast of Grandmenil and also southeast of Amonines. ', German roadblocks c l e v e r l y camouflaged by the s n o w and manned by troops wearing white uniforms brought from the Eos. slan front- made the going pro- cressively tougher. The cost of the battle, which Berlin s a i d was becoming the greatest of the war, was shown by figures from the fronts. At 3rd army headquarters it (Was estimated that the Germans had 900 tanks to start their offensive on Dec. 16. The 3rd army claimed to have destroyed 435 of these. Allied troops cleaning up the sector between Rochefort and Dinant on the Meuse, where von Hundstedt reached his highwater mark, counted 81 destroyed German tanks, 405 half-tracks and other armored transport, and guns. Serbs Push Over Border Into Austria London, (.?)_Yugoslav partisan lorces have crossed the Aust , - - - - - -~jssed the Austrian border and are menacing a German arc between Klagenfurt and FriS- Tito announced v.l'L * Broadcast communique heard in London, Tito said the partisans had cut the Maribor- railway line "in many apparently In the areac of WHdon, Liebnitz and hausen. «w f a h dUti ?, n ;- toe announcement said, the rail line from Maribor to pravograd, paralleling the border just inside Yugoslavia, was destroyed "over a long stretch." This line crosses the border less than Graz P cants in months as labor and farm spokesman continued to blast War Mobilizer James F. Byrnes' latest manpower recommendations "Serious" and "acute" manpower shortages nevertheless still were reported in some states by war manpower commission of- Caunter proposals to Byrnes' threat to draft 4-Fs for war jobs and his order to screen young farm workers for possible military service came from senate and house members and others. Some examples: Sen. Kilgore (D., \WA)--That ?C put in um ' for Jn to replace thousands of civilian army and navy employes to halt what he called "a wasting of manpower." Hep. Arnold (R., Mo.)--That selective service comb "offices and desk jobs" rather than look to farms for needed men. Spokesmen for representatives from farm states said they did not believe many men can be obtained from a sifting of some 364,000 young wen holding essential agriculture deferments. They indicated they would resist any move to take away the deferments already granted. The war manpower commission and the IT. S. employment service meanwhile disclosed that thousands of 4-Fs are applying for war jobs since the proposed draft was announced. Labor circles reacted with bitter criticism to Byrnes' proposals, balancing a contention that there Is no shortage ot workers for war- supportLng civilian tasks against WMC reports of "serious" and acute" shortages in some states. The publication "Labor," organ of the Railroad Brotherhoods, said a confidential memorandum circulated in one of the war agencies denied there is a shortage. The AFL weekly news service criticized plans "to dragoon manpower." Members of the house military Charge She Took 2 Men's Allotments Forest City-Mrs. Forrest Benson, 21, who has been held in jail here since the middle of December when officers were told she had married 4 sailors and ^yas divorced from but 1 of them, will be turned over to t the F. B. I. Sheriff J. F. Johnston said Thursday, The government charges she has been receiving pay checks and al- lotmenU from Z of her 'husbands' totaling some 5225 a month. E. E. Kuhnel, special agent in charge of the F.B.I, office at Des Moines, said the charge against Mrs. Benson had been filed in Los Angeles Wednesday. She was accused of obtaining $560 illegally m dependency allowances from the government, Kuhnel said He added that a deputy U. S. marshal would return Mrs. Benson to Los Angeles. The agent said Mrs. Benson was a j?f te , d at the home of relatives of l of her husband's, F o r r e s t Benson, whom she met in the west. They were married at Forest City in November 1942 The F.B.I, said Mrs. Benson was married to Jean Annell in May 1939; John. Bradley of Marshfield, Ore., in January 1940- Benson,_and John Payton last Novl IB in Newman, m. The bureau said ..Annell obtained a divorce from her in 1943, but that there had been no annullment or di- vo " e m any of the- otter cases. The charge resulted from money she allegedly obtained from the government by representing herself to be Bradley's wifl, although she had married someone a h committee meantime indicated *. tendency to do nothing about Byrnes' recommendations. The groups meets Friday to sui-vey the manpower situation. Their attitude, as expressed by Chairman May (D.. Ky.), and others, was that the committee pointed the way last year to a solution of manpower problems but was unheeded by government agencies. The committee than proposed a "work or fight" nroirram . t h e F.B.I. said. Johnston «aia a charge oi Digamy could be brought against her In Winnebago county, bnt It was decided that so long as the government w a n t e d the woman on the matter of tht allowance checks It was best to turn her over to the F. B. I. Mrs. Benson claims her maiden name was Iris Henderson, born at McBride, British Columbia, Aug 4, 1923, and has g o n e by the names of Mrs. Iris Lawernce, Mrs John Bradley, Mrs. Jean Annell -Mrs. Marlene MacCurren, Mrs' Forrest Benson and Mrs. John Payton. She was married to Jean Annell in May, 1939, and claims her parents later had · the marriage annulled. said that on Nov. 1G, 1944, she was, married to John Payton whom she met on a bus in Nebraska. They were neil at Newman, 111. It Is alleged that she has been receiving allotment and compensation checks from Benson Bradley. B e n s o n ' s relatives ., Forest City are said to hare forwarded his S100 checks to her at Greece. Scobie, whose troops are now fighting to drive ELAS forces worn Athens, has demanded that the leftwingers lay down their arms and leave the capital. , The new government's stand was staled by Foreign Minister John Sofianopffulos, who made it Plain that the 1st goal of Premier Gen. Nicholas Plastiras is to "impose law ana order." . Sotianopoulos said that if Sco- oie's terms are accepted as "a sign of the ELAS' good faith," the Plastiras government would welcome a parley. 'It is h o p e d ' that n e w approaches may be made," he declared, "but for contact to come it is essential that the military terms be accepted." Sofianopoulos added that laying down of arms by the ELAS to the Athens area would be only * starting point, and that "obviously laying- don-n of arms in all all Greece is the next step." H emphasized that the ELAS ' rep resented a "minority." . By making acceptance of Sco bie's terms a prerequisite to fur ther talks concerning the politica setup in Greece, Sofianopoulo followed a 'line almost identica with that pursued by the previ ous cabinet of George Papan dreou. His statement followed an ap peal by Plastiras to the ELAS t lay down arms, in the course o which the new premier declara the composition of his governmen should eliminate any fear over a dictatorship. , CLAIM PLASTIRAS THINKS SELF DICTATOR London, (jP)_The liberal News- Chromcle charged Friday that the new premier of Greece, Gen Nicholas Plastiras, evidently regarded himself as dictator "with the backing of British bayonets' The paper attacked Plastiras statement that ELAS forces mus obey orders of Lt. Gen. Ronald M Scobie, British commander ii Ureece, before parleys to end thi civil strife began. This "make nonsense of Churchill's visit to Greece," it said. The London Times also took a gloomy view of the situation saying that the new Greek government apparently has been constituted m complete divorce, or at lea f t ' n separation of, the EAM and ELAS." day. Pacific 500. for 4-Fs. leads thence to Klagenfurt. r '--~ lies 26 miles inside Austria s the junction of the Yugoslav, Hungarian and Austrian borders. Klagenfurt, 63 miles to the southwest, is 13 miles from the frontier. The Maribo-Graz railway has been used by the Germans to supply troops both in northern Yugo- «? V J£J' nd ? n the 0 PPOS''e side of the Drava nver in Hungary, where the Russians have driven to within less than 50 miles of the A TM_ taan frontier southwest of Lake -Balaton. TB Ma »i!?T '» *' rai ' Junction about 10 miles Inside the Yugoslav bor- ' Her, Tito , Sen - Bailey (D., N. Car.) indorsed Byrnes' legislative proposals, telling a reporter: "We haven't half-way put a stop to stnJces. We still haven't the price situation under control, and everyone knows there are black markets. "The whole country must be organized into a unified home front. Half-way measures will not do." Long Beach, Cal. The S125 checks from Bradley were sent to Lakewood City, Cal. Her 2 children, according to her statement, were by her' marriage to Bradley. The little girl has been s t a y i n g with Benson's mother. Mrs. Andreason. Her son is in British Columbia with her parents. . Sheriff Johnston said the small girl, who spent much of her time with her mother in jail here, will be taken along with the authorities to California 158 From Sunken Destroyer Rescued by Big Plying Boats Ormoc officers saic l Friday that* and men--approxi- said other attacks were made on the railway running between Ljubljana and Jesenice just inside Yugoslavia parallel to the Italian frontier. A locomotive and several railway cars were destroyed there. mately half of the ship's complement -- were rescued by navy Catahna flying boats. Peterson said that one of the 2-engined Catalinas carried 64 persons on one of its rescue missions. This was a world's record M said, and was 3,000 pounds more than the designer said the craft could carry. iv. An /S ther Catau "na carried 56 of tne Cooper's crew and still an- SlT 1 ' escu , ed 24 « all in daylight and under danger o£ attack by the Peterson said his ship and 2 other destroyers set out the night of Dec. 3 to destroy Japanese shipping attempting to reinforce the enemy's garrison on Leyte island. The Cooper found a Jap merchantman loaded with enemy fighting men near the shore The destroyer attacked from a distance, of 6 miles and within 4 or 5 minutes left the Jap ship bum- ing and sinking. The Cooper then turned her guns on another enemy vessel, leaving it in a similar condition. A moment after sinking the 2nd enemy ship, the Cooper was shattered by an explosion and went down m less than a minute, after splitting in two. Some of the men were strafed in the water by Jap Planes and some floated 15 hours before they were rect American flying boats. NEW GREEK LEADER--Nicholas Plastiros, above, 62 year old Grecian general, has begun formation of a new Greek government acceptable to all Greek parties in an attempt to end the current civil war. Plastiros led the 1922 Greek revolution which ousted King Cons tan tine, and he led a coup in 1933 against the government of Premier Tsladaris. when he was forced to leave the country after being dictator for a. day. He has returned from an 11-year exile to form the new government. Dies of Bums Suffered n Yule Tree Blaze DCS Moines, (JP)--Theodore C. lunt, 14 year old invalid son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hunt, died .hursday of burns received Dec Zf when their Christmas tree caught fire from a short in the electric lighting. MERNER, 76, DIES Cedar F a l l s , (if)--William H Ucrner, 76, former mayor of Cedar Falls and father of the . present mayor. Roland F. Merby the! ner. died Wednesday following a ishoi-t illness. Japanese broadcasts heard here and in the United States already were speculating that an amphibious landing on Luzon was impending. One broadcast said that a convoy of transports escorted by a naval task force had entered the Sulu Sea south of Luzon," seemingly to effect new landings " Secrecy still cloaked the progress of the carrier-based attacks on Formosa and Okinawa, the 2 principal island stepping stones between the Philippines and Japan proper, and there was no immediate word whether the assault had continued into a 3rd day Fri' fleet headquarters at Pearl Harbor confirmed that its Planes raided the 2 islands Thursday (Wednesday, Pearl Harbor tune) for the 2nd straight day Tokyo said 400 planes participated louown up the initial strike by The raids appeared designed to neutralize the 2 strongest enemy nases south of Japan and presumably isolate the Philippines from further aerial reinforcement while Gen. Douglas BlacArthur's land- based aircraft soficn up Luzon. Similar carrier-basea attacks preceded aiacArthur's landing O n I*yte last October. Formosa, the island stronghold from which the Japanese launched their invasion of the Philippines in December . 1941, lies 200 miles north of Luzon, while Okinawa largest island in the Ryikyu chain is 360 miles .farther north and 325 miles south ot Japan proper; MaeArthur's A-20 and Mitchell bombers wrought havoc among .enemy shipping in Luzon's Subic bay, across famed Bataan peninsula from Manila bay and Lm- gayen gulf I'OO miles north of Manila, _Sunk or damaged severely, were Japanese ships off that island, a communique reported Friday while carrier planes struck for ; 2nd day at Formosa and Okinawa to the north. The latest raids Tuesday and 1 d ?* sday on Luzon, site at the Philippines c a p i t a l Manila brought to 60 the number of ves sek rank or damaged in the Hrsi 3 days of January alone. U. S.-BrihsK Economic Mission in North Africa Is Dissolved Algiers, (Delayed) (£}_Disso- lution of the British-American joint economic mission in North Africa was announced but the members are expected to remain as attaches at their respective consulates. The decision to dissolve the commission, it was explained i the result of recent arrangements, for handling economic and supply matters in French North Afrii which makes- its existence i longer necessary. American quarters emphasized however, that close and friendly working relations would be maintained with French North Africa on all matters of common policy They said a tri-partite consultative committee had been proposed to further co-operation. - N E W SPIRIT OF LOVE St. Joseph, (JP)--A new spirit of ove and understanding has fluttered down on St. Joe. In the 37 divorce hearings scheduled 25 plaintiffs changed their minds and usked for dismissals. W H » 1 ED NETWOM iwa Bltoejelw FRIDAY E VEXING alt . !nborn 10:15 Ne»-s jo:^ en U Tp This' '« .Tavern 11:00 Sports " : " 7*TM* « :« Timely Topic 8.30 P pie are F'ny 11:30 News ' , ' Ana r 11:45 Mus| c: News , ,, ,, SATURDAY MORNING 5:30 Callahnn Bras. 8:15 Allen Both 5M5 Jerry Smith 8:M Omar 6:00 Heaven. Home 0:00 Sport Stones 3:30 Serenades S:l» FunFest 6:30 Farm News 6:45 Jerry, Zelda 7:00 Fann News 7:15 Time to Shine 7:30 News 7:45 Stan. Ken 8:00 Hev. R'ndup 9:15 Calling Girls · 10:00 K. C. Jamboree 10:30 SmilliT Ed 11:00 Dreier 11:15 Gov. Blue 11:30 Ranch H'se Jim 12:30 TJev,-s. Clay Ri "BIG 3" TO MEET AFTER JAN, 20 F. R. : Place Depends on Ice Conditions Yvashuigton, [U,R)--The big three meeting between President Roose' ^ TM 6 Mini *ter Winston f Stalin r n ld s ° metime ' a£ter J^. , Mr. Roosevelt said Friday. The time and place, he added, depend a good deal on what he called ice conditions. Yielding only slightly In his reticence about plans for the big three parley, the president told his news conference, when asked it a date had been set, that' the answer was yes and no. HARMONT AT OPENING m . - m o d v marked the opening of the 1845 £ d ana ,? en «al assembly-the IndianapolT assembly--the symphony orchestra Generals, Premiers, Presients clerks, entertainers.' Wherever th report of the IUt!e ' h ° U V V e s ' . ver e b r t a ' . . so loughs it is news. a CBS rpnnrf ' : » TM hatev " the story Present a report to the nation S ieporter will be at the scene to nd narrated by To The Nation" i Placed to Paul heard over KGLO-CBS Saturdays^ ' ' the ' show from A^SS^rSs-B,TM' TM« .-,,,,, will be 1 P. m., over Charita Bauer and rier, 3 naval escorts, a coastal vessel and 5 luggers. Fifteen ships including 14 freighters and transports and the seaplane carrier were known definitely to have sunk. The Japanese retaliated with 5 raids Tuesday night on shore installations and shipping at Mindoro, just southwest of Luzon, and MacArthur acknowledged t h a t some damage had been caused Three of the enemy, bombers were shot down by anti-aircraft runs. There was ho further news from the 2 landing forces which pushed ashore on the east and west coasts of Mindoro Monday and Tuesday However, at last reports they had not met any formidable opposition and presumably were consolidating their newly-won positions. PACIFIC COMPLAINT Los Aneeles, (IP)--Dan Morgenstern of the U. S. maritime service complains in a letter from the Pacific: "I waded through the mud and ram last night to stand in the rain and see a picture show. The title of the picture was 'The Rains Came. ' ' I rpminence ns the'ch'ld actress ini Cl · "pf roles - Miss r Tomorrow l:30p.m KGLO 1300 on your dia CBS NETWORK KGLO 7 P. (tvery Saturday night, too) HARRY and his MUSIC MAKERS DWT MISS 17f WITH Ignorant" Friday, at 8 p m Lulu Mrr if °T CBS « Pays to be George Shelton sen'e as' th P mm^ T "1"' Harry McNaughton and chestra proves, with flourishes "^ Trj!'?^* 5 -- Nat Novlck ' s or 'as well as verbally uiiM "- s - IJlat " Pays to be ignorant musically - Military Training ** KGLO-CBS DAIUf PROGRAM SCHEDULES Friday P. M. 4:-to grry AHra and the Three Sisters, -inn WHdemess R oa d. CBS *!ufntr Howe and (he 'N'ews CBS o loor Good HeilUi, Squint, Com- Pany, CBS J:?° SP 0 ^ Camera rich "CBS ' "" "'TM l1 »"'·"«»** :00 m^V U " N *"° n ' p - G - '"" i - . CBS M»"- Hours Ahead ;TM "« AWrfch Family. Pos Ad " n '°" ·« tn. Thin well House Coffee. CBS .:.- Gra.n Bell Xe wl . 9:30 The Sj-mphonette, l.onclnei W Lompany 0:09 Kveolni .v tw , Roundap. Virsl lion.l B.nV (Hilton) n M',^* ^ lrsl5 - G " r « Saderra B l 1 I * y Show ' CBS 1:03 Toronto Calling. CBS i ° ' y Tucker '' Orc hestra. CBS CBS Saturday A. 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