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fcri He Ai Kc M6I 2 PITTSBURGH X-TElfGRSPH TUESDAY, JAW. 1 1, (9 YIELD OCCUPIED LAND, REDS WARN POLAND Moscow Offers New Border, Part Of Eastern Reich LONDON, Jan. 11. (A. P.) A. clear warning that the Russians will not yield the Ukranian and White Russia-territories incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1939 came today from the Soviet government, which at the same time reaffirmed its desire for a strong, independent Poland to be rebuilt with areas wrested from Germany, assuring her an outlet to the Baltic Sea. In an official declaration broadcast by the Moscow radio, the Russians offered the Curzon Lone of 1919 as a possible basis for a new Russlan-Polish border, a line which would leave the USRR In possession of all but 3,800 square miles of the Polish territory the Red Army occupied under the 1939 Soviet-German partition of Poland. PACT WITH POLES URGED The Soviet declaration, asserting Russia was striving towards the establishment of friendship between the Soviet and Poland on the basis of solid, good-neighborly relations and mutual respect, also suggested Poland could join the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia In & bulwark against the Germans by becoming a party to the Soviet-Czech mutual assistance pact recently signed in Moscow. The broadcast, however, used atrong language In referring to the Polish government-in-exlle in London, asserting the "emigre Polish government, cut off from Its people, has shown Itself incapable of establishing friendly relations with the Soviet Union." It also declared that government has shown itself incapable of organizing an active struggld against the German invaders in Poland itself. More than that, by its incorrect policy it often plays into the hands of the German invaders. COMMENT REFUSED There was a wide but unconfirmed belief that the Moscow declaration had been known In advance to the British and American governments. It was learned ' the British, at least, knew of the recent Polish note to the United Nations before it was Issued. Principal obstacle to an early settlement and a resumption of diplomatic relations appeared to be Moscows outspoken opposition to Polands government-ln-exile, Which thus far has refused to talk, openly at least, of any compromise of the eastern boundary. Except to say that an early meeting of the Polish government is expected, Poles declined immediate comment on the declara-' tlOn. They said: "We must give careful study to the full text." PLEBISCITE CITED This was their only statement as the post-mldnlght Moscow broadcast, which plunged immediately into the issue by declaring that on January 6 the Polish government - in - exile had made an Incorrect assertion abqr.t the Soviet-Polish border, caught them unprepared. The reference to the incorrect assertion evidently meant the REDS AT BUG RIVER IN RUMANIA SMASH (Continued from Faro On,) would throw them back upon Ru-, mania for supplies and use of railways and highways, and put ; the biggest burden yet upon that . satellite nation. The danger to the Germans In the Smela gap also mounted gteadily. . The annihilated German for-, mations were the remnants of three tank divisions perhaps totaling 50,000 men. Only a few members of these units were said to have escaped the trap. , Gen. Nikolai Vatutins First Ukraine Army, meanwhile, battling forward on Konev's right, slashed two branch lines feeding the Odessa-Warsaw railway and captured Bereznoe tand Ludvipol, 33 and 37 miles, respectively, 'southeast of Sarny (35 miles inside old Poland). Listing yesterday's advances, a Russian communique said more than 12,000 Germans were slain during the day. , SARNY ADANDONED In addition to the 8,000 wiped out by Konevs forces, Vatutins veterans accounted for 4,000 more as they drove toward Sarny. Advance units of the Red Army were reported five miles east of Sarny yesterday. (Berlin dispatches to Stockholm newspapers said the Germans had evacuated Sarny and that Vatutin's army is threatening to encircle Rovno, another rail junction 50 miles to the southwest.J Vatutins left wing, operating about 70 miles to the west of Konevs army, captured Voronovltsa and Nemlrov In a drive for Vinnitsa and the Warsaw-Odessa railway. A junction of Konevs and Vatutin's forces would isolate thousands of Germans already outflanked In the Smela-Kanev sector of the Dnieper bend. 7 MILES TO BUG RIVER Capture of Voronovitsa, 13 miles southeast of Vinnitsa, severed the Voronovitsa-Khrlstinovka rail line and put the Russians within seven miles of the Bug River, and 21 miles from the Odessa-Warsaw Railway. The Bug forms the last natural Nazi defense line before the Dniester River. (Berlin broadcasts said a Russian attempt to land troops cn the Black Sea coast at Ochakov, between Odessa and the Dnieper River mouth, had been repulsed. The Moscow communique made no mention c t this claimJ Russian guerrilla forces were reported lending Invaluable aid to the regular Red Army forces, the Soviet communique reported. They were marching with Vatu tin In his - thrust Into Rovno Province (eastern part of old Poland and were active on the Black Sea coast near Odessa, where they vere wrecking German rail faclll ti it. Yesterday two troop trains were Poles remarks about the Red Aimy having been reported crossing the frontiers of Poland in Its dash toward Sarny. The Moscow broadcast declared: As Is known, the Soviet Constitution established the Soviet-Polish border In accordance with the will of the population of the Western Ukraine and Western Byelo-Russia (White Russia) as expressed in a plebiscite carried out on a wide democratic basis in 1939. BASIS FOR FRIENDSHIP The inclusion of the Western Ukraine and Western Byclo-Russia in the structure of the Soviet Union not only did not violate the interests of Poland but on the contrary created a reliable basis for a solid, permanent friendship between the Polish people and their neigh-boiing Ukrainian, Byelo-Russian and Russian peoples. The broadcast asserted, however, that while the 1939 Incorporation corrected the Injustice permitted by the Riga agreement In 1921, the Soviet government "does not regard 1939 borders as unchangeable, declaring that corrections could be macre in districts in which there is an overwhelming Polish population. The declaration e m p h a sized that Polands western borders must be extended by means of Incorporating In Poland the primordial Polish lands previously taken away by Geimany without which the whole Polish people cannot be united in its state, which will receive by this means a necessary outlet to the Baltic Sea. This apparently would Involve the cession of East Prussia by Germany to a reconstituted Poland. SETTLED AT RIGA Suggesting the "Curzon Line" could be the basis of a Russlan-Polish border, the broadcast recalled that this line was accepted In 1919 by the Supreme Council of the Allied powers and noted that it provided for the inclusion of the Western Ukraine and Western White Russia in the Soviet Union. This line, proposed in 1919 by Lord Curzon, late British foreign secretary, in seeking to end a Russlan-Polish frontier war, would run from Grodno in the north, approximately 150 miles south to Best-Litovsk, then southeastward along the Bug River. This would have placed the Polish cities of Lwow, Plnsk, Vilna and Tarnapol in Russia. An Allied council indorsed Cur-zons proposal, but Poland rejected it. After two years of fighting the treaty of Riga was signed in 1921, establishing the border as It was known until the partition of 1939. 2 Bug Rivers In Day's News AMoolftied Pro Two Bug Rivers, one In Poland and one in Russia, were in the news today. Russian forces of the Ukraine are reported to have reached the German defense xone along the Bug, which rises in Russia close to the 1939 Russlan-Polish border and flows In a southeasterly direction to the Black Sea at Nikolaev. The second Bug River, rising in the Western Ukraine of prewar Poland and flowing In a northwesterly direction to empty into the Vistula River just north of Warsaw, was mentioned in connection with the current discussions of the border between Russia and Poland. derailed, 200 Oermans killed, a large number of prisoners taken and 48 guns, together with much war materia, were captured. v Spanish Spifcs Executed GIBRALTAR, Jan. 11. (AP.) Three Spaniards convicted as spies were executed here today. DAYLIGHT RENEWED (ContlnaeS from Part On.) was their ninth foray of the year 1( and lt was executed without loss. Save for Berlin, other night targets were not specified. British fighters also were busy over the continent last night on Intruder patrols, the Air Ministry said, shooting down one German plane during these operations One British plane failed to return. Only light atrial activity was reported over the continent yesterday, small formations of Typhoon and Mosquito bombers cooperating In attacks on the coastal area of Northern Prance Two Allied planes were lost and one German craft was shot down. The German-controlled Vichy radio meanwhile declared that prefecte of the French channel coast departments had met yesterday In Paris to discuss possible evacuation of those areas, which have been subjected to heavy air attacks of late Heavy Damage in Berlin, British Pictures Reveal iKteruUoiui Mew Bank LONDON, Jan. 11,-The first British Plan Hints At Peace London to Pay Cash For Civilian Material In Lend-Lease By KINGSBURY SMITH IntenuUtoMl ewi Barrie WASHINGTON. Jan. 11. A development Is under way in Anglo-American Lend-Lease relations today which heralds the coming of peace to Europe. The American and British governments are considering an Important modification in Lend-Lease arrangements between the two countries. The change under consideration Is designed to enable Britain to pay cash for American equipment which may be used for peacetime commercial purposes when Germany has been defeated. In anticipation of the possible defeat of Germany this year Great Britain Is now beginning to think of plans for converting some of her war Industries over to the production of commercial material when Allied victory has been achieved In Europe. In order to avoid the danger of any resentment In the United States over British use of Lend-Lease material for peacetime commercial purposes. Britain now wants to start paying cash for certain types of machine tools and capital goods that might form part of her converted Industries. One important Anglo-American conference already has been held to discuss a modification of the Lend-Lease Agreement In this respect. This conference was attended by Secretary of State Hull, Secretary of the Treasury Mor-genthau, Foreign Economic Administrator Crowley, British Ambassador Lord Halifax and Ben Smith. British minister of supply In Washington. Oakland Flier Tells of Crash Lt. Irvin (Babe) Litman, husband of Mrs. Bertha Litman, of 3200 Forbes Street, mistook Brest, in occupied France, for England, recently, but lt didnt take him long to discover his mistake. The Oakland pilot wrote his wife that on the way from Africa he got slightly lost and landed his Liberator in Brest. But the sight of a Nazi JU88 on the field nearby set him right back on his way. In taking off the Liberator was peppered with flak. Lt. Litman, writing from an English hospital, explained: "Only serious thing is that we lost our plane when we had to make a crash landing in England, and with it we lost all our equipment and clothing when the plane burned. Lt. Litman served three years fn the Army in Hawaii from 1936 to 1939, re-entering service as an aviation cadet In January. 1942. He has a 5-month-old daughter, Audrey, he never has seen. , V Lawy Army er Hits Court WASHINGTON. Jan. 11. (AP.) Attorney James J. Laughlln. contending he has been muzzled by the Army, said today he was trying to determine whether a civil court could enter the case of a WAC lieutenant he claims has been persecuted by superior of-fleers Laughlln said he attended an Army reclassification board hearing In the case of 1st Lt. Virginia Wight, stationed at Fort Myer, Va., yesterday but declared the Army "muzzled me. He said: "I am trying to find out if I will be thrown out of the hearing if I talk. Proceedings will be resumed Monday. Laughlln has said that Lt. Wight, of Philadelphia, Is the victim of intimidation by a WAC captain and Is accused of gilt' tering generalities. y Nazis Lift Ban On Swedish Ships STOCKHOLM. Jan. 11. (AP.) Under the terms of a new trade treaty executed yesterday. Germany has agreed to lift the virtual blockade she imposed on Swedish trans-Atlantic shipping last October when she ceased granting safe conducts to Swedish vessels. BLITZ BY ALLIES half dozen RAF attacks on Berlin between November 18 and December 16 were credited officially today with destroying at least 17 per cent of the buildings In main sections of the German capital. A British Air Ministry report revealed that, according to aerial reconnaissance photographs taken December 21, more than 60 per cent of the buildings In the central Tlergarten district were destroyed. This section is packed with government offices, and 62 acres of the central area were said to have been damaged. The British bombers dropped 11,200 tons of bombs on Berlin In those six gigantic raids, but since the aerial photos were taken another 5,600 tons fell on the city. Industrial damage was describ ed as specially severe, with 98 Identified Industrial plants being hit by the RAF raiders. In addl tlon, the report said, a great number of small, unidentified works felt the weight of the Brit-ilsh bombs. i V . j iZmm W d wf 1 i w Btm-Telerraph Photo AID A LJfMulC Lt. Murray Shubin, of Dor- AIK AvL riUVie mont, home from the Southwest Pacific with 12 Jap planes to Ws credit and an Australian wife. Mrs. Shubin, at present recovering from Illness, will stay with Shubins parents at 998 Blltmore Avenue when he Is reassigned. JAPS GOOD FLIERS, DORMONT ACE SAYS Lt. Murray Shubin, the 26-year-old Dormont ace who netted 12 Jap planes and an Australian bride out of his tour of duty in the Pacific, says it is a mitsake to discredit the Jap as a fighter. Lt. Shubin explains: No, I wouldnt discredit him. Weve managed to whip them on flexibility and teamwork. Teamwork or lack of It Is what accounts for the differences In Jap gnd American losses, the Dormont flier added. Jap fighters usually work singly Instead of in. co-ordinated elements as Army Air Force aviators are trained and become easy prey for the multiple fire power of swift moving American attack groups. AWARDED THREE CLUSTERS Lt. Shubin Is at present home THE WEATHER (Compiled by U. S. Wathr Bureau ) local forecast Fair and warmer today, and cloudy with temperature tonight about the same as last night. Lowest temperature tonight about 25 degrees. Hourly Temperatures city Ota t a. m. 1J midnight S3 3J 93 34 30 40 4 i 43 m 11 a m. 12 noon 1pm S p. m 3 p. m. ip, n. m. t. m. m. m, a. m. a. m. a. m. it Bunrlit today 842lBunit today 6.15 Condition at 830 a. Temperature Humidity 2d 50 m todays Wind Weather 8 11 Clear Temperature and Precipitation Airport Data 1943 1842 1941 1940 1939 1938 1937 1936 High ST SO S3 38 40 39 40 38 Low 28 4 S2 27 33 2S 26 7 Mean 32 12 2S 32 39 32 33 Precip T. 10 T. Highest temperature thi dat line 1874, tawesMemperature this dat linos 1874 9 below aero la 1886, 1893. , Temperature Data for Yesterday Normal temperature for the day aj Deficiency in temperature for the dat Deficiency In temperature lines Jan 1 Ji Deficiency in temperature line . Precipitation data for yeeterdayi Normal precipitation for the day Deficiency In precipitation for the day .11 M Total precipitation since Jan 1 Normal precipitation since Jan 1 Deficiency in precipitation since Ji Deficiency in precipitation since Weather Bulletin an. 1 .06 Stations Atlanta Bismarck Boise Buffalo Butte Chtcago Cleveland Columbus Denver Detroit Dodge City Duluth Fodt Worth H&yre Huron Indianapolis Jacksonville Kan City Doe Angeles Loulsvills Madison L I Stations 46 191 Memphis 16 4) Miami 94 41 Minneapolis 39 23 New Orleans A -l4l New Tork 3f 181 Okia. City 31 241 Omaha Philadelphia Proenix PITT8B OH Raleigh 8 L. City . A 66 361 8an Antonio 57 36 9! San Fran 54 37 61 3 Ste Marls 27 42 221 Seattle 52 50 , I Sheridan hi gt Louis 451 Washington 281 WilUston 61 H 42 l 51 River Conditions Th Allegheny Ryr ihow little chans th rtvr 1 troiwi from Lock No 3 to Franklin end th lc yarlM In IhieknM from 1 ta I 6 Inched Th Monongati.la 1 falling alowly, th rlyr ta (roaan at Lock No I and thr la running lc at Lock Noa 4. 6 and 10 Th.r la an let gora on tha Toughlogheny River below SuterirlM Tha Ohio Rlvr la (ailing lowly; thra I running lea from Daamalda Dam to Montgomery Dam Th anow on tha ground haa diminished om,what and ta potty over tha basin and warlea from tract to a Inch. Tha temperature. Cr th, bln rang from degree below ro t Someretl, P to 27 dear Blalravtll. P Th itaae, reported a. a. today art- Alleahwjr Baalm 1 ran. OS foot. ePranklln 4 ft. .Park-ere Landlna, 2 7: tLock No S, 1 : tBeward it: 'Saltibura 1 tLock No 2 (Upper Oaa), 13 0 Uonsnfahel Baaln tLock No. f. is 1 tNo 4 13 7: tCon. nelUvtlte, 1 T; tutrvUI 2 B, LockNo 2 (Upper Oage) 14 3 O.Uo Feeln; Jrltt-burah, 19 1. Deihleld, Dam (Upper Oaae). 15 S; Baer Fall S: 'Dam No i 10 6; INo 10 9 tNo 13 10 4 Tha rlvr In the PUleburah dletrlct will chenat but llttla during Iht next 24 bouri. -Rlelng trailing. IBttUontry Pittsburgh Sun-Telegrsph. Tuesday, January 11, 1944. , Volume XXXIII No. 160. Published evenings and Sunday at the office of the Pittsburgh 8un-Teiegraph, Telegraph Square. Pittsburgh. Pa. Price: Dally, 4 cents; Sunday, 12 cents. Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice in Pittsburgh. Pa , under the act of Ma4h 3, 1897, f:l I , y X ' f " A with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Shubin, of 998 Blltmore Avenue, on a welcome 2Q-day leave after being awarded three oak leaf clusters to the air medal which he won earlier. He received the two awards In addition to the Distinguished Flying Cross for shooting down ten Zero fighters and two dive bombers while stationed at Henderson Field on Guadalcanal. Half the number were bagged In a single 45-mlnute engagement over the Island last June 16 when a flight of four P-38s, of which he was a number, attacked 50 Jap escorting craft. In a talk today with news papermen and Lt. Sam Wood, of th( he Army Air Forces Publications Department. Lt. Shubin described the feeling in shooting down Jap planes as one of elation, but added that lt had cost him two planes already. MET BRIDE IN STORE Shubins first meeting with his wife came In 1942 shortly after he was released from a hospital in A' itralla, where he was recovering from an attack of fever. The meeting had all the elements of a story book romance, he recounts today: "I was looking for an automatic razor strop and stopped in a drug store in Brisbane. She was working there at the time, but was cool to me when I tried to talk to her. I had to go back every day for a week before I got the first date. y Gustav Urges Armed Guard STOCKHOLM, Jan. 11. (AP.) King Gustav V, in a speech from the throne opening Parliament, declared today that Sweden must remain armed and on guard while the belligerents are "rallying forces with the aim of gaining a decision In the great struggle. The government backed up the Kings declaration by proposing a budget for the financial year 1944-45 calling for the expenditure of 1,820,000,000 crowns (about $443,160,000) for defenses, or approximately half the total outlay of 3,774,000,000 crowns. YANKEES CAPTURE 'LAST CASSINO FORT' (ContlnirS from Fc On.) four others trying to run the blockade to Clvitanova, Ancoi and San Benedetto. American troops advancing up the road to Rome threatened the German mountain defense of Mt. Trocchios. less than three miles from Caislno. while British troops completed the capture of Mt. Pedro, five miles southeast of Cassino, and continued to forge ahead. As the tentacles of the Allied offensive stretched out to take Cervaro. American troops captured Mt. dl Plperia, 1,500 yards from the village, and then pushed down toward the heavily-defended town Itself. American Infantry established a foothold on the mountain in the morning against stiff resistance. and then launched an afternoon attack which met no opposition. ass the Germans had withdrawn. Only patrol activity marked the Eighth Army front, a here New Zealanders ambushed a Oerman patrol of 30 men. Inflicting casualltles. There was no sign of slackening In the Allied Fifth Army ad Jap Bases Blasted By Sea, Air Madang Defenses Pounded by Yanks; Supply Lines Ripped ADVANCED ALLIED HEADQUARTERS. New Guinea. Jan. 11. (AP.) Sea and air attacks on Jap plane and supply centers accented Allied warfare in the Southwest Pacific, with the enemys lifeline along the New Guinea northeast coast taking a heavy hammering. The big base at Madang and its nearby protecting airdromes and defense points were hit with 168 tons of bombs. Gen. Douglas MacArthurs communique said today, making a total of 986 tons laid on supply dumps, gun positions and airfields here in the past lo days. Madang Itself. 55 miles northwest of the American Sixth Army invasion holding at Saidor, received 44 tons; 88 tons were dropped at Alexishafen, defense airdrome center 10 miles north, and 36 tons did damage at Bogad-jim, outpost 15 miles south. Medium bombers ranged above Madang to Ulangi, destroying three loaded barges and leaving pillars of smoke and fire rising above wrecked installations and gun positions. American light naval units bombarded enemy shore Installations at Gall Point, 20 miles south of the Saidor beachhead, and PT boats smashed into enemy barges offshore, destroying seven loaded with troops and supplies, and four more. Liberator heavy bombers spanned 750 miles of water northwest of Darwin, Australia, to strike the Jap air base at Kendari, on the east coast of Celebes Island. The Americans dropped 25 tons of explosives on this prewar Dutch airdrome, and fought a 35-minute continuing action with 13 Interceptor planes, downing six of the enemy and probably four others. One bomberiwas lost, rV Dutch Princess Given Medal International News Barries NEW YORK, Jan. 11. Princess Juliana of the Netherlands was the proud possessor today of the 1943 Netherlands-America Foundation medal, awarded annually to the Individual doing the most to advance friendly relations between Holland and the United States. After receiving the award, presented by Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt at a dinner In New York, the princess, who has been living In Canada, declared: Mutual friendshlo must be Increased between our two Countries and all the United Nations. This will be our greatest asset Ip bringing about fair political and economio agreements In the New World which we are to build after the Allied victory." Among the speakers was Wll 11am Mather Lewis, president of Lafayette College. ' Ex-Choir, Boy Pacific Hero Bemadaled Tech. 8gt, A. G. Protzman, 21, visiting his mother, Mrs. Ethel V. Protzman, at 103 Sycamore Street, Mt. Washing' ton, after 310 combat flying hours in the South Pacific, today had this confident report on the prog ress of the war: Were doing all right out there. The former Trinity Cathedral choir boy took part in 43 raids during his 16 months in the Southwest Pacific. For his service as an aerial engineer and top turret gunner on a Liberator, he was awarded the Silver Star and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He said his closest call was when he left his turret to extln guish a fire In the bomb-bay, then found the turret riddled by bullets when he returned. V Widener Art Worth 7 Millions NORRISTOWN. Pa , Jan. It (AP.) The famed Widener art collection now In the National Gallery of Art In Washington, had been appraised at $7,141,000 today by Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach, Philadelphia art dealer. Rosenbach was commissioned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to make an appraisal for transfer tax purposes. vance, which started a week ago and Is progressing steadily. However, there was no evidence of weakness In the German defense nor any indication that the Allies will be able to make a break-through for a big gain. American Liberators devoted their attention to another key Nazi rail bottleneck In the Balk' ans by attacking Skoplje In Yugoslavia, encountering no OP' position. American Mitchells hit San Benedetto, 85 miles north of Pescara, the Eighth Armys objective on the Adriatic coast, while Invaders attacking com' municatlons north of Rome destroyed six German vehicles, a large ammunition truck, a tank and locomotive. RAF and American bombers aftd fighters supported Allied troops In the battle area. while RAF Wellingtons bomber an airfield at Vlllorba. 30 miles from Venice, and RAF Mosquitos and Marauders shot up trains In the Po Valley and near Bordeaux and Toulouse in France. Nine Oerman planes were destroyed for a loss of three Allied aircraft, headquarters said. Halsey Pledges Smashing Attacks In Drive to Tokio By JOSEPH A. BORS laternfttlua! News ftervtc WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. Adm. William F. Halsey, Jr., declared today that the Allies have definite superiority on land, sea and air in the Pacific war zones and he promised mighty new offensive blows in the drive to capture Tokio. Talking to reporters at a news conference In the office of Secretary of the Navy Knox, the Commander of Allied naval forces In the South Pacific said: "You can be assured we will keep on pressing and hitting him continually and unceasingly. Hell never know where the next blow is coming. He will get set in one place and well hit him in another. TOKIO MAIN OBJECTIVE Halsey was asked if American forces would Invade the Marshall Islands in the Central Pacific and he replied that lt was out of his territory, but he added: "Theres only one definite place that has to be taken and thats Tokio, and dont let them stop until we get lt. The Admiral Is in Washington far conferences which foreshadow powerful new assaults against Jap positions. Halsey praised the fighting qualities of Americans and discussed the manner in which they have been outwitting and outfighting the Japs. JAP FLEET CRIPPLED The admiral expressed the belief that both Japans fleet and her merchant marine have been "seriously crippled." Asked If he would comment on the apparent reluctance of the Jap navy to fight American surface forces, Halsey replied: It is extremely difficult for an Occidental to put himself in an Oriental frame of mind. Either they are saving their fleet until we approach the Japanese empire or they think they can wear us down by attrition tactics in the hope of obtaining a negotiated peace which God knows I hope no one will permit. Halsey said hfe had little information about the strength of Japans mighty mld-Paclflc base of Truk. However, he expressed the belief that it was strongly fortified by planes and mines and that lt undoubtedly has good ship repair facilities at least by Japanese standards." RAPS JAP CLAIMS He was asked: Would you care to comment on Japanese boasts that their forces are going on the offensive in the Pacific this year? He replied: There is no bigger liar in history than the Jap. If you can stand to read his propaganda you can read anything. Halsey read a recent Tokio boast that their forces had in flicted one million casualties on the Allies and that Jap fighting men were "majestically defend CCappels Finest Diamonds & Watches! On Sale at All 3 Stores You will find Kappelt stocks complete with finest quality diamonds and nationally advertised watches offered at lowest prices. Largest Stoche to Select From Benrus Watch Sheskpreef $U$ Weekly With Down toyment Ladies shockproof 15-jcwei Benrus watch. Small size 10-k natural rolled gold plate case sttin-less steel back. Ask for No. 91. 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AVOIDS "CRYSTAL BALL Asked if the American fleet faved any unusual problem in the drive toward Tokio. He replied that it was no more , a problem than getting anywhere else so long as the fleet could be supplied. The admiral was asked if hp cared to make any predictions on dates of mighty offensives and hr commented wryly: "Ill never gaze Into the crystal ball again. The latter remark referred t( his prediction that Japan won' be defeated by the end of 1943 -V U. S. Warned On Casualties International Mew Service NEW YORK, Jan. 11. Thi nation had a new warning today of probably "heaviest war casualties suffered In American history. The warning was sounded bj Capt. Leland P. Lovette, Navy director of public relations, before Advertising Mens Post 209, American Legion. He said: "There is no cheap way to win. V - Navy Shells Jap Islands GUADALCANAL, Jan. 11 , (AP.) 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