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lied, line whence they attacked on ·UGC. Jo. British 2nd' ariny' troops pursuing Jhe Germans from the western end of the emptying bnfee reached the outskirts of Champion, 13 miles west of Boiiffalize, in a 7 mile thrust through snow drifts. They aUo linked UP with 3rd army troops fa St. Hubert. Ronchamps and Grune were taken. The 3rd took Vesqueville 3 miles southeast of St. Hubert. ' Along the north flank of the salient, violent fighting in which tanks were involved continued in the Vielsalm sector, 9 miles west of St Vith. American 1st army troops of the 3rd armored division and 83rd infantry ran into the most resolute German resistance yet encountered in their counteroffensive. Lt Gen. Courtney. H. Hodges 1st army units battered int6 Langlir Thursday morning and the battle swayed back and forth.with the Germans .mounting 2 counter-attacks.. The Americans attacked ? eai ^L 5* 6:3 ° Thur Sday night, fought deeper into the village and withstood a German suicidal assault in the last light of the winter dusk. The enemy dug in for the night. The Americans,"- however, attacked at 10 p. m. and captured I/angllr and nearby Petite tanglir ana drove on southward along the last 3 miies of snow and ice toward the St Vith-Houffalize road lone major road which the enemy holds in the bulge. ^Street fighting continued in Vielsalm (Pop. 3,481). With t H e Ardennes bubble pricked, the German 1st and 19th armies were obviously trying to Sf d \ ho l e on the ^ace plain through which a "2nd best" assault might be launched. The importance the ixermans attached to this 2nd. attempt to keep^the .initiative .through the bad flying months' of winter was reflected to repeated reports that Hunmler himself, had come up to take overall command from the professional, Gen. Herman Balck On the Alsace Lorraine front r^f 1 ?;^ 1 1 . ate 'y the Germans nact jjtue armor, 100 tanks were spotted in reserve by pilots in a single day, while dozens more +£! r Sr m actual combat north of wie-Hagiienau forest and along the Hhine-Rhone canal as far as Kl ^ tt 'r. W "V! 63 trom Strasbourg. TT c »!?·' Alex ander M; Pitch's u.,t. 7th army gained one t « o f . - «"**v gcuuea one victory however, capturing Behren 4_V4 miles south of Saarbruckeh at the extreme west of his SO-nule S??.*:' TM s .TMen fought hard in west of his w » - ' men fought Hatten, 10 miles northeast , Hag- "·«--* -suwvi-i vn, oug ·. i ^j3s l eirf and Herbsheim MSSST-***^^E southeast of Less than 550 square miles of elian ' square Belgian and 'ISO squSe Luxembourg remained of conquests in their ' made of - M ' e a e s P a y with blood and time to repair the deep breach in the -front; jf through . which . threw . thl SIEGE NEAR END IN BUDAPEST AS REDS CLOSE IN Savage German Attacks to Relieve Struggling Garrison Fail Again Moscow, W --The last stark chapter of the siege of Budapest was being written Friday in a narrow strip of Pest, on the east bank of the Danube, with the nazis squeezed into an area approximately 2 miles long and 1 mile wide. · Savage German attacks on the soviet arc west of the Danube to relieve the desperately straggling nail garrison failed again. Russian Marshal Feodor Tolbnkhin was reported to have strengthened HI* YlMcii£nnB «».* 4W _ 3rd has BLAMElFOR CIRCUS FIRE Coroner Holds Officials Criminally Responsible ; Hartford, Conn.. OJ.R) -- Coroner Frank E. Healy Friday held 7 of! S a of ^ e Ring- T 5 . Brothers Barnum and responsi ble . , , . - ble for the fire which destroved the big top July 6, killing tea persons and injuring 682. ----,.. "i-cr a 6 month investi- 7 "are ^fil^ 1 Iindi " e said *^ ' a . re gtu:t y of such wanton or reckless conduct, either of corn- mission or of omission, where there is a duty to act, which make! them cnminaljy responsible " c'ak nameti the 5 circus offi- ,,«,, Yv° J? STe arrested the day alter the fire and charged \vith manslaughter. They are Vice President James A. Haley; General Manager George W. Smith- B?fs -anvasman Leonard S A vice worth; Chief Electrician KdwaS R v«,^o e g. Ho]]ing Siock *g%TM David W. Blanchfield amed WilUam Caley and . ------ -iaric, co ss seatmen, who he said, were supposed to hav-e been on the lookout for fires but were absent from their posk --«··»· **fc*y^M£CU of any' German In 10 days of fighting to relieve the Hungarian capital.the Germans havesacrificed 16.000 men plied,-and approximately 650 tanks, on the basis of Russian accounts. Official arid unofficial Russian reports produced the impression the German garrison was on the verge of collapse. These reports stirred hopes in the soviet public that the Hungarian-capital, under direct assault since Bee. 29, would be fully in the red army's possession in another day or two. Russian assault guns have penetrated the last quarter of the city --some 3,400 blocks of which have been cleared by soviet shock troops. Most of north and east Pest have been c o m p l e t e l y mopped up. At several points red storm units have driven halfway from the railroad station to the banks of the Danube. : Suicidal SS detachments were reported rigidly enforcing orders to shoot any German or Hungarian soldier attempting to snrren- "«· but Hungarian units were ,« "? en , masse ' *·»« Rnssians said. Some 4,000 prisoners were taken in the last 24 hours. Red Star front dispatches said prisoners reported German artil- ery was almost out of ammuni- v;f]"TM and machine gunners and °TM~" " ' out of Raid Japs Of f Indo-China Pearl Harbor, (U.PJ--The 3rd fleet hurled hundreds of carrier planes against Japanese forces off the coast of French. Indo-China * riday, and there were indications that the biggest naval engagement since the battle of the Philippines '. JANUARY 12, 1845 Carrier Craft ALLIES TO SHIP last October under way. Armiral Chester W. Nimitz dis- Jwwed in 22-word communique Ihursday night that Admiral Wil- was imminent or F. Ha key's rampaging 3rd fleet bad sailed nearly 800 miles west of embattled Luzon In the deepest American penetration y«t of the South China sea to challenge the enemy aagin in'his own stronghold!). t "Carrier aircraft of the Pacific fleet are now attacking the enemy off tne coast of French Indo China let ween · Saigon and Camranh bay," the communique said It was one of the briefest of 230 commu- niques issued by his headquarters since the start of the Pacific war Use of the phase "off the coast" THROUGH TURKEY May_Use Dardenelles for Shipment to Russia Paris, (U.PJ--The allies have accepted Germany's politico-military challenge to Alsace and will make a determined effort to hold the province and its capital city of Strasbourg, despite the hazards involved and their already-heavy commitments in the Ardennes it was learned Friday. . It is no secret that the main factor in the decision to fight for Alsace was political--the French reluctant to yield any of their territory and the Anglo-American leaders' anxiety to maintain civilian morale behind their Unes in France. The decision forced on the allied high command by the sudden burst or derman offensive power in Alsace at the height of the Ardennes offensive was a tremendous one Orders" Fleet to End Passive Resistance . Foster n f h » M - ' - u oser of the National Broadcasting com fr ° m Frit h v o n ° u u r i that Tokyo has "practicallv d " e M m flee VH- o ?L ,. n ?' Foster saiti a Japanese FriH St / ecorde °V in Honolulu Friday ordered its fleet to end passive resistance shown Arneri- Buy your War Dog CondemneQ Eating License ii Springfield, III., (U.PJ-A Puppy Friday faced \ within the next 10 days fi, license plates off 9 cars ^ TM a * cTa "8 ht . af ter partakinr Zath Illinois license plate last 3 weeks. The tags are a soybean compound. The dog was considerate c torisfs whose plates he ate ever, and partook of only. Max Brand, writer of we stories and author of the Dr dare series in the movies '' years wrote, and published » h n « na nnn nnn _ fww^iauea TMLfo±£ TM aiANILA - Ma P ^ows relation of Manila hav^SsS aTac^aTberS fflSS^SS Lmgayen (arrows from flag). tt " A t u l d n ana hips were under attack, but vh .eU«r Part of the Japanese fleet lad been brought to bay or a re- mrprcement convoy bound for the Philippines had been intercepted waited further news froni the However, Camranh bay is centered the 4th best natural har- or_ in the world with protected anchorages for a large number of capital ships, cruisers and destroyers, while Saigon, 60 miles to the outhwest, before the war was rench Indo-Chma's first seaport nd a naval base. Naval observers speculated that apanese fleet units may have Bought refuge for repairs or regrouping at Camranh bay or Salon after their disastrous defeat in . ??*! 5 a " Ie of the Philippines last Oct. 22-37, when 2t Japanese arships were sunk, 13 probably ·unk and 21 damaged. Japan was known to have sev- -al battleships and aircraft car- ers, as well as numerous cruisers nd destroyers, in fighting condi- on and it long has been thought at an American landing on Lun would force the reluctant Japanese fleet into action again. , Though the communique did not .specify that Halsey's fleet was · carrying out the attack, the fact - : -~- Nimitz released the news confirmed that it was the 3rd fleet With its huge carrier force under Vice Admiral John McCain capable of putting 1,000 planes into the air simultaneously. 1f . H , ad .,T lc f; Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid's 7th fleet been involved it was pointed out, the' attack would have been announced by Gen. -Itouglas ; MacArthur, under whose^command -KinkaidV operates. The ;7th 'fleet at last reports was off western Luzon and in the Lingayen gulf protecting and reinforcing MacArthur's invasion beachhead. Saigon lies 874 miles southwest of Manila. Sa'sey's daring thrust to French lo-Chma by-passed the Japa- was opposed at r-«: T r -----ary commanders. ..itn Lt. Gen. Alexander M pat ?h' S U- S. 7th army Jailing back rapidly into new positions in the Maginot line south of Bitche and Wissembourg, Prime M i n i s t e r Winston Churchill and Sir Alan Brooks, British chief of staff i- Z v ^*^? y * G *«-?w i, ' days a£ler the start the naa drive. _ G e n. , AJphonse-PIerre J u i n French chief of staff, 5at in on the dr^f"-' 6 A? d ° Pposed any 'withdrawal in Alsace on the grounds that it would be a severe blow to French morale as weli as a boost to Germans, who consider the part of tbe ISM ON TOUK best intentions on "That £* of Mr. . e s e s w n e nok Puts Dad right back in the dog house veness, for jus t when «* Candy n i, on ol B° k « ?- knavish «* that The Karlsruhe triangle is a precarious area to hold because it contains only two satisfactory lines of communication--the Sarregue- S and own through Civilian Goods Output Cut Again by WPB a£ w - ?£ ted by Owen Vins °" WnoV, of ?u tber and fathe r are pli Hugh Studebaker. Jane Webb is cast a Spellman portrays Joey's pal Peewee before an au- by Pdl * Ile H °P- portra y s J°ey Brew- TM'' Crowd * and Minerva, and Jerry And Com- z vs Harry McNaughton are engulfed Tn a s H t ^ n f " * McConnell and f SMS f^^ssJsSlszgss= . .,,--«.-w«.«i.*s further curtailing civilian goods production g n ritlemen were running ou o cartridges. They have been cut off even from airborne supplies since early this week. Meanwhile, soviet forces under Marshal Rodion Malinovsky grappled for from which the next great Russian advance is expected after resistance in Budapest has been liquidated. In eastern Slovakia other Russian troops were reported virtually on the outskirts of Kassa (Kosice) and field reports said ine Germans were forcing civilians m the zone to evacuate deeper into the mountains. Report Nazis Evacuating Narvik Base Stockholm, (U.PJ--Norwegian reports said Thursday that the Germans had begun evacuating troops and equipment from Narvik their main base in northern Norway The reports s a i d 6 transports loaded with German troops left Narvik Wednesday and Thursday sailmg southward. Each ship carried an estimated 1,000 lo 3 000 SHOOTS 2 FOXES FROM AIRPLANE Charles City, W) _ Shooting 2 red foxes while a passenger in an airplane Friday was the unusual experience of Hoy F. Wright of Floyd. He brought them into the county auditor's office to collect the bounty 0 E ,$1 each. He will also realize from the sale of the skins. an to within 700 miles north--- ~ Singapore, keystone *of Japanese defenses in southeast Asia, which was attacked by American ° "" ·-- - · Thursday. B-29 Superfortresses source" said'Friday* *wiU a large percental; of Ihe consumer projects already au- thorised under the spot conve?- " slon program. - result from" SUFFERS HEART ATTACK , Merlden, Conn., (/P)_u. S. Senator Francis T. Maloney (D. OI ! n *) ^s in a "serious, but not critical" condition at Meriden hospital where he suffered a heart attack Thursday. . The 50 year old senator entered the hospital 2 weeks ago after he had con- a severe cold. In peacetime, city dwellers in central Kurope often kept lights nirninfT nnt;i in ,»·_-!_ _ i _ - °.. on the ground," his report The tent had been treated with white gasoline and paraffin under the direction of Aylesworfh to ^S 6 ,, 11 wa terproof, and this created an extra hazardous condition. The management placed only 24 water buckets under the seats he said. The circus had a number of large-sized fire extinguishers but most of them were newr u" loaded. .Had they been distributed, Healy said their use "would have averted this calamity." The coroner charged the circus Personnel was not trained in fire fighting and. water wagons were used mainly to wet the grounds or water the animals. The size of the hose and nozzles made these wagons "absolutely useless as a fire rn-ovptitive." stranglehold on e sector north of the Danube, op- e, op- E I ' tf ; Komarom, communications - , ons hub 40 -miles northwest of Buda- and frequently turned u a pest and within 50 miles of Brati- them on again as early as 2 p m an Stamps from your Globe-Gazette p m because of the long dark winter . --- -..« u.omm, ana mai i; P n i p'ro^'VTi' ? eimel deft), chief of the »TM«. ,, tm , i.p.e, c^.^.'S'iS.^rSKti; ag£ii sr^'""' JAPS QUIHING CENTRAL BURMA Nipponese Withdrawing Also From South Area Kunming, China, (U.PJ--Author- itative sources said Friday that the Japanese had begun a wholesale withdrawal from all central much of South Burma. The pace of the withdrawal promised to put all of the country with the possible exception of Rangoon within the grasp of allied forces in a matter of months, in formants said. Information from the front wa said to indicate that the Japanesi were pulling out of all centra Burma, including Mandalay ant air force observers said they wen withdrawing from Lashio anc much of South Burma. British forces less than 30 miles from Mandalay were expected in responsible quarters to take the city within 2 weeks. War Veteran, 22, Asks to Enroll in 6th Grade Tampa, Fla., (iP--A 22 year old war veteran here asked to enroll m ihe 6th grade of the public schools. "There's nothing we can do but accept," said the supervising "principal, D. Bailey. "But it's not such a good idea to have grown-ups in classes with children." Under the.GI bill of rights a ?,° hi , rge 5 veteran can go back to school and receive $50 a month. . n m e a s f o the /Program, due to greatly ex panded, military requirements '" *J? OI -Z OVer '-'' WPB fie!d 'Offices have been instructed to be "very careful" in the approval of new applications. This means that the spot plan already suspended in about 125 fabor-short industrial centers, is lor .^"- Poetical purposes now on the shelf m all parts of the country. Dollar volume of projects authorized through 1945 under the plan was more than $620,000000 as of late December "Output will be reduced ' to was one authoritative I04o FRIDAI EVENING MUfic MOKNIMG driblet," verdict. A small trickle had be*un of such products as vacuum cleaners, lamps and shades, lawn mowers, floor sanders and metal razors. Bnt noiv, it was explained, the surplus of materials on hand when these items were authorized has disappeared. ' ' . Operation of the spot program has been limited from the start to spots where manpower, materials and facilities could be spared from the war effort. Partial suspension was ordered in December primarily because of a manpower shortage in the areas affected. However th* ruling did not cover projects already approved for those centers. The new measure not only puts a sharp brake-on authorization of new applications for other areas, but means, an official said, "that a good deal of consumer goods already okayed probably will not be made." The naw jolt results, it was stressed, not essentially from a lack of manpower, but Irom a serious shortage of materials. The additional c u r t a i l m e n t comes close on the heels of WPB's order freeziujr all regularly programmed civilian production at levels authorized for the last 3 months of 1914. That step, also dictated by mounting monitions requirements, was designed to keep consumer foods output from risine beyond minimum essential civilian needs. Because of the metals shortage the allocation of carbon steel for the spot program the' first 3 months of this year has been cut from 250,000 tons to 150,000 The alloy steel quota has b e e n trimmed to 10,000 tons, down from 2o,000. Copper allocations also have been cut deeply, with the quota of one - type down to 500 000 pounds from 1,500,000 pounds. " · " editor com^uTwUh^' -.TSil^'-* , cam . eram an and a Browi^o^es/^d^d^ftf "^ COncluctea " «* Fred * * * . --inexpected help, puts "The Aldrich Fam ' ..UaVYon'ove; KcVd-CB^'^dt/".! V ST^nfffi ? the * i Si i p,,,,TM insJv.!,, , _ . . . . .?J e a s e U IS Columbia Pictures' "Trmi^Kf »,,,! ',. Every Night," in which JOSEPHINE. HULL heads* Brotdwa* cast comprising Pat Ry an ** Japlc (vlnnmno ^(rill r^««_ _ · j ·.,,,,. _ ' ' . . ' '_ - · ^ ' . farming, Will G«r and William drama at 1 p. Mis KGLO-CBS DAILY PROGRAM SCHEDULES * ^ V * * * s f c . i -ff , j, j. . · _ Friday P . M . I'M Sing Along dub. CBS Allcn and tho · '«..u.j *LUJU i,ouu,uuu pounas. While actual allotments of aluminum for spot reconversion have lot been trimmed as vet, mills have been ordered not' to ship sheeting on the so-called "2" or non-priority orders which most manufacturers receive under the program. ~;4S sun. Ken 3:00 Rev. R'ndup 11:15 Gov. Blue 11:30 H'rlch H'sc Jim APPOINTED SENATOR Jefferson City, Mo, (JP)--Frank . Bnggs, Macon, Mo., democrat and newspaper publisher, Friday vas appointed by Gov. Phi! M t Donnelly as U. S. senator for the unexpired 2 years of the term ol Sen. Harry S. Truman, vice president-elect. l Eleelrie. CBS s , B. F. Go.d . P. c. and S. j:45 Wilderness Road, CBS 5:15 To t,ar Go.d Buith.'sqirikf' cTM 3 Pany. CBS 5:30 Sports Camera S:5J Munrnt oj the Men rich, CBS 8:K Newt of the Nition (Hilton) 6:«5 KGLO Forum B:K Hours Ahead : !S ^5" *Wrt«b F»nHl T . Fwlum, CBS .=30 AdTsnlnrei ,1 the Thin Mjin. M«i. . ,. ?' u a °°*' Cotltt. CBS · :S. Grain Btll Neiri. 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