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THE VOLUME XLVin No. 66 The VfteUj BesUter, E«tabliihed 1867: The lola Daily ReEister, EitiblUhed 1897. ^ lOtA, KAS., FRIDAY EVENING; JANUARY 12,1945. to The loU DiUr Begteter, Tfa« Baeord, and Iol> DaUj Initx. SIX PAGES Allies Shear Off Tip Of Bulge in Belgium Western Regained 7 Miles Stab Into Northern And Southern Flanks Of German Salient to Balk Effort to Regroup By JAMES M. LONG Paris, Jan. 12. (AP)—Allied armies apparently sheared off the western sevfen miles of the Belgian bulge today and gouged tentatively into the north and south flanks of the eastern half of the salient. ; The U. S. Third army penetrated twice into the German south flank between Bascogne and Vianden in Luxembourg. The First army stabbed across .the Salm river to within ten miles of St. Vtth. This action, with those of the Third army, threatened to undercut any attempt by Field Marshal Von Bunstedt to hold along the course of the Ourthe river and ' .Yield only the western half of his salient. Locked in Combat , British and Americans still were locked with German rear guards west of the Ourthe in delaying actions. Only today did the Allied communique announce American entry into St. Hubert, the Germans' southwest anchor. The Nazis announced withdrawal from the city two days ago. The new German line was expected, roughly, to run from Vielsalm southwest through Houfflaize to the Bastogne area. .' East of Bastogne the Third army steadily reduced the troublesome German bulge. Pall Back In South On the Alsace front, French troops lost Oberheim, 15 miles south of Strasbourg, to the new German drive, and 12 miles northeast of the Alsatian capital the U. S. Seventh army lo?t Herrilsheim, a sizeable Rhine city. , Less than 500 square miles of Bel- glum and 180 square miles of Luxembourg remain to the Germaras of the territory overrun by their counteroffensive. and since mid-December they h,ave lost 18,348 prisoners to the First army and 11,300 to thle Third, with the count rising daily. The First army ran Into risist- ance as stifr'as any yet encountered as it battered at the north flank of the salient in the Vielsalm area. The Weather KANSAS—Fair tonight and Saturday, colder extreme southeast tonight; lowest temperatures 20-23 west, 28-32 east; somewhat warmer Saturday. ' Temperature—Highest for the 24 hours ending 5 p. m. yesterday, 58, lowest last night 36; normal for today 31; excess yesterday 12 degrees; deficiency since January 1, 32 degrees; this date last year- highest 27; lowest 18. Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 8 a. m. today, .0; total for this year to date, .04; deficiency since January 1, .41 inches. Sunrise 8:38 a. m.; set 6:23 n. m. Thermograph Bcadingrs Endini: 8 a. m. Today. 9 a. m 35 9 p. m 54 10 a. m 38 10 p. m. .'. 64 ...42 11 a. m. iMon 48 p. m 52 p. m 56 p. m 56 p. m 57 p. m. 58 6 p. m ...,57 7 p. m. : 54 8 p. m 54 11 p. m. 12 m. ..... 1 a. m. 2 a. m. 3 a. m. 4 a. m. 5 a. m. 6 a. m.' 7 a. m. 8 a. m. .53 ...52 ...51 ...50 ...50 ...50 .48 .46 .36 More Mild Days For Kansas Topeka, Jan 11. (AP)—Kansas will enjoy two more days of mild, clear weather with mercury nipping at the 55 degree mark. Weatherman S. D. Flora said today. No moisture was recorded in the state during the last 24 hours and none was expected before tomorrow night, and maybe not then. Flora said. "This weather is plain remarkable for the middle of January." Flora cbiei-ved. "This is the time of year we usually have our most severe winter. This is the warmest Kansas has t>cfn since the middle of November." Some temperatures in Montana were warmer than in Kansas this morning but snow still fell in New York and New England states. Deep .snow cover's a wide area from Illinois to the Atlantic seaboard on a line east from Kansas. . Dodge City and Phillipsburg were the warmest reported state points yesterday with highs of 58. Coffeyville and Topeka were close seconds with 57. Goodland was low overnight with 25. 'A Mission To Teachers' Churches Join in One- day Regional Conference in lola Tuesday Ministers, church and Sunday school offic2rs and teachers will gather at the Methodist church in lola next Tuesday for an inter-denominational conference to be known as "A Mission to Teachers." Delegates from many towns in Allen and nearby counties are expected to attend the meeting which opens at 10 a. m. and will close with an evening service at 8:15 p. m. The conference is the outgrowth of a state wide gathering held recently at Topeka which was addressed by nationally known religious leaders and which was attended by several lola pastors. Concerned with the fact that cliurch membership, as a whole, is not increasing as rapidly as the population of the nation, the primary object of the movement is to carry the message of the church 'to those who are not members or who attend no church services. Open to Public Speakers will include Dr. A. Walten Roth, Topeka, synodical executive of the Presbyterian church, che Rev. Raymond Baldwin, Topeka, director of religious education for the Christian church, and Dr. John L. GehmaTn, Parsons. All meetings of the conference will be .open to the public; The program in the morning will be of special Interest to teachers and others who are working with youth. In the afternoon evangelism in children's work will be stressed. In the evening Dr. Gehman will speak on, "Every Teacher an Evangelist." Sign Truce to End Greek Civil War (By tllc Auocistod Pm«) Greece's bloody civil war will end under a truce signed last night and effective Stmday night at 7 p. m.. KWT. Under its terms all ELAS (left wing) forces win withdraw from designated areas, British civilians will be released and equal numbers of prisoners exchanged with the British. Sgt. Kenneth W. Sutton Missing in Action St. Sgt. Kenneth W. Sutton has been reported missing in action in Germany, his grandfather. B. A. Sutton, was advised this morning. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Sutton. Compton, Calif. Sgt. Sutton was born in lola and attended the lola schools before moving to Compton with his parents several years ago. He has been in the service about two years and overseas about eight months. An infantryman, he is believed to have been with the Nmth army. He has two brothers in the service, James who is with the Marines in the Philippines and Robert who left for his first sea duty with the navy just last week. H. A. Harwood Funeral Sunday at Humboldt ( Snorin' to Th» R.—'^f»r > Humboldt. Jan. 12—Funeral services for H. A. Harwood, who passed away at the Kansas University hospital on Tuesday, will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'oloclc at the JobQson funeral &paie ja gumbeldtt Sherman G. Rogers Dies Following Long Illness Sherman G. Rogers, 210 East street, died this morning following a lingering illness. When his condition t}ecame critical yesterday he was taken to St. John's hospital yesterday afternoon. He was 77 years old. Mr. Rogers was bom m Indiana and came to Kansas in 1879. As a young man he taught school in Allen coimty for a number of years. He was employed by the Pancoast Jewelry store until his retirement. Mr. Rogers was a deep student of the Bible. He Is survived by several nieces and nephews but has no close relatives living in Tola. F^meral services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Waugh Funeral home. The.,^Rev. Vining, Neodesha, will be m charge. Burial wil} be at the Pairview cemeter>-, Mildred. Jan. 15 Draft Call Largest In Months Twenty five men from Allen county have been ordered by the Local Board of selective service to report for pre-lnductlon examinations on January 15. This Is the largest group to be called from the county in several months and reflects the increased national tempo of inductions into military service. Simultaneously the local board has ordered thirteen men to report for Induction on Jaiiuary 24. ThiS; also is a large group compared with the closing months of 1944. Those called for pre-ldduction examinations next Monday include: Leonard John Krone, Paul Edwin Mueller. Arthur Edward Mldden- dorf, Roy Alfred Karr, Roy Clifford Karr-and Otto Ivin Gurwell, Humboldt. Wyman Kenneth 2iomes, Raymond Arthur Bacon, RiisseU Orval Morrison. Ronald Z(^es, Edward Thomas Manbeck, Moran; Darrell Don Ross, and Wray Lee Skinner, LaHarpe: Lawrence Richard Erlck- •son. Philip Harrison Bland and Cecil Marion Nystrom, Savonburg; Charles Linton Lash. Prank Edward Carlson, Earl Donald Erlcson and John Edward Swanson, Elsmore. Howard Winton Cloud, Colony; Clarence Melvin Brown, Rose; Robert William Latta. Jr.. and George Harry Balcom. lola, and Leo Bernard, Gas City. Those called for induction on January 24 are: William Joseph Maole. Merrill Elmer Truster t^nd Noel Perrv Snell, lola; Walter Dale Dudley. Curtis Julius Hogan and Paul Edward Womack, Humboldt; Donald Francis Terry, Cincinnati, Ohio: Fred Cunningham. Jr., Savonbure: Norman Lee Lelbold, Neosho Palls; Emory William Carlson, Elsmore: Albun Edward C^Mon. Moran: Glen Eliza Smoot. LaHarpe. and Richard LeRoy Singer, Savonburg. Pfc. Franklin Schcer Awarded Pufrple Heart Wounded In both arms by shrapnel during the fierce battle near St .Lo in France, just prior to the great Allied break-through, Pfc. Franklin A. Scheer, 19, of lola^ yesterday was awarded the Purple Heart medal by Col. Robt. M. Hardaway, commanding officer of Bushnell General hospital, Brlgham City, Utah. Private Scheer, who served as a Browning Automatic rifleman with an infantry division.* entered the army In Novemoer, 1943. He went overseas in June, 1944. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph F. Scheer of lola. Yaiiks Reach Agno River Nimitz Hints Huge Naval-Air Battle Yanks take four towns in extending beachhead twenty miles wide, four to twfcnty miles deep, potted lines sho^ wheVe Yank vanguards reached Agno river, supposedly part of Jap defense on Luzon.—(NEA ; Telephoto.) To S^w Use of Native Grasses in Handicraft A demonstration in the use of grasses, com husks, cat tails and other native materials in handicraft work will be given at the Little Theater In Riverside Park at 10 a. m., tomorrow, by Miss Doris Compton j-ecreation specialist from the state college at Manhattan. She will demonstrate the use of such materials in making table mats and home decorations. She also will show the use of various textile paints. The public Is invited to hear her. Briggs Named to Fill Truman's Seat in Senate Jefferson City, Mo., Jan. 12. (AP) Frank P. briggs, Macon, Mo., Democrat and newspaper publisher, today was appointed by Gov. Phil M. Donnelly as U, S. senator for the unexpired two years of the term of Sen. Harry S. Truman, Vice- President-elect. Next Monday, January 15, You May Have an Income Tax Date to Keep BY tAAX. HALL Washington, Jan. 12. (AP)— There's a date cn the calendar that is rushing down on millions of taxpayers with the speed of a buzz bomb. The date is January 15—this coming Monday. January 15 is an income tax date. It has never been an Income tax date before, and therefore some of the taxpayers are still asleep. On the other hand a lot of them are waiting up with startled eyes. The bin-eau of internal revenue says the lines of people seeking in- foimation are lengthening all over the country. Most taxpayers — 35,000,000 cf them—don't need to give January 15 a thought. They are the ones who in 1944 were paid almost altogether in wages subject to the withhold- mg tax (payroll deductions) and whose wages were not more than $2,700 if .-ungle or $3,500 if married. The other 15,000,000 taxpayers should think twice about January 15, and decide whether they have any homework to do this week-end Many oX them woat—for example .1 person who estimated his income tax reasonably correctly last April and paid everything* due at that time. But millions of taxpayers are affected. They Include all payers of Income tax who: 1. Were not paid wages In 1944. For example, doctor, lawyer, business owner, farm owner, boardinghouse landlady. 2. Were paid wages not subject to the withholding tax. Fbr example, domestic servant, farm laborer, army officer, minister. 3. Were paid wages subject to the withholding tax but who also received income of $100 or more from other sources. 4. Were paid wages subject to the withholding tax totalling more than «2.700 if single or $3,500 If married. Many of the 15,000.000 are liUng their final 1944 Income tax returns now instead of March 15. This has cne big advantage: those who file their final return by January 15, and pay whatever tax is due with it. can forget about any other January 15 duties. But some folks dont And it con- (ConUnned oa ftije S, Nc I). Tighter mrPinch Ch^ Civilians WPB Ordel- FurtHer Curtailing Non-Military Production Puts "Spot Plan'' On Shelf Washington. Jan. 12. (AP) The War Production Board has ordered drastic new re^ strictions further curtailing eiviliaa goods productiop. The additional tightening, a government source s^d today, will have the effect of "wiping off the books a' large percentage of the consumer projecJts already authorized under the spot reconversion program." This will result from a sharp cut in the allocation of metals »for the program; 'due to greatly expanded military- requirements. Moreover, WPB field offices have beien infracted to be "very bareful" In the approval of new applications. Spot Pl$ui on Shelf This ^ans that the spot plan, already ^suspended In about 125 la- bor-shorit Industrial centers, Is for all pra<ftlcal purposes now on the thelf Iniall parts of the country. Dollari Volume of projects authorized through 1945 under the plan was more than $620,000,000 as. of late December. "OutiRit will be reduced to a driblet," was one authoritative verdict. A sniall trickle had begun—of such pi |>duct5 as vacuum cleaners, lamps ^nd shades, lawn mowers, floor sahd'ers and metal razors. But now, it ^ was explained, Uhe surplus of materials on hand when these items i,were authoriied has dis- cppeareS. Limited at Start Opersttlon of the spot program has be^ 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 beca^ of a manpower ahorse in the »reas affected. However the ruling did not cover projects already approved for those centers. The Mw measure not only puts a sharp bi:ake on authorization of new cppllcat^ns for other areas, but means, ijtn official said, "that a good deal of consumer goods sJready okayed probably will not be made." Lack IMMeriab The pew Jolt results, it was stressed; not essentially from a lack of manpower, but from a serious thortaget of materials. Despite the tightening tlie spot program will not actually be Junked. Its machinery will be retained for possible ^ter use. Besides, In some few areas where manpower and Idle materials are4 available the program can cbotiaue to functbn. Modifies Statement On Robot Danger Washington, Jan. 12. (AP)—Admiral .. Jonas- H. Ingram, Atlantic fleet cpmmai^der in-chief, says rolMt bomb Onslaughts against the United States-are "possible." ButHhe admiral's "warning last night that such attacks are "possible and feasible" was; milder than his previous statement' that It Is "probable" • that the buzz bombs wUl plummet on" New York and other Atlantic ports in the next 60 da:^s. "My; recent warning on German robot bombs;" he said on the March of Time program (blue network), "was in keeping with my ideas of reasonable precautionary measures for the defenses of our eastern approaches." "When I --Bay the threat exists, I mean there is a chance that we may be called upon to stop an attack from .enemy seaborne apparatus— and that is' my Job and the Job of the Atlantic fleet." 64 Reds Strike In Poland" Berlin- Says Russian Lbsses Heavy in Drive Aimed at Silesia Power of Soldiers' Home Board to Be Decided Topekti, Jan. 12. (AP)-rKansas mtends go find out whether its soldiers' h($ne board of managers has authority to eject Inm&te^ having independent sources of livelibood. Gov. Andrew Schoeppel said yesterday. ; The i^ianagers filed appeals in the stata supreme court from a Tori county district dedsibn that the board had abused its power In discharging six residents, "the governor said the appeals were at his suggestion. In an attempt!to determine ^tlie board's positkin in a recent t^htening of policies.'-to bring th;e institution "out /!>f the »<t" ; i .iLXAx London, Jttn*12. (AP)—The German rkdio said today that the Russians liad opened an offensive on a broad front in southern Poland, striking from the Vistula bridgehead wes^ of Barimow toward Krakow. The.Russians established the Baranow bridgehead, 125 airline miles south of ruined Warsaw, during the summer. In drives across the rolling Polish plain, they struck within 35 miles of Krakow, ancient capital of the PoUsh kings and a «lty of 254,000. "The first attacking waves were completely wiped out by fire from our - guns, mortars and infantry weapons,", the CJermans asserted. "Sucjbeedlng columns which reached the main IJattle lines were forced back in extremely violent fighting. Bitter fighting" Is going on for some penetr&tlon' areas. "Russian losses In.the first hours of the battle were extremely heavy." When ttie,Ru.ssian offensive ground to a stop beyond Baranow during the suhimer, the Russians said they were within 80 miles or so of German Silesia, second only to the Ruhr as a ^German arsenal. Silesia is rich in coal and Iron and studded with war p(ants. At that time, the Russians also s &ld they were within 18 miles of BUelce, (58.200) and 17 of the important Polish city of Tamow. Easy Berlin Ronte The Russians have another Vistula bridgehead closer to Warsaw at Warka. • The south Polish plain over which the Germans say the Russians struck is ai{ historic invasion route and one of the easier approaches to Berlin. The plains lie north of the nigged Carpathian mountains, south of wliich other Russian forces are striking through western Hungary within 44 miles of Austria, 84-. of Vienna and al of the Slovak capital of Bratislava. On Verge 0f CoUapse Jhi Budapest 'Remaining Nazi Garrison Squeezed Into Dwindling Area of Pest; Fall Imminent . By DANIEL DE LUCE Mioscow, Jan. 12. (AP) — The last stark chapter oi the siege of Budapest was being written today in a narrow stirip of pest, on the east bank of-the Danube, with the Nazis squeezed into an area ap- piijximately two miles long and one mile wide. Savage German attacks on the 80^*161 arc west of the Danube to relieve the desperately struggling Nazi garrison faUed again. Russian Marshal FeodAr Tolbukhta was reported to have strengthened his po- slt^ns and there appeared little Ulccllhood of any German breakthrough. Ort Verge of Collapse Official ana unofficial Russian repeats produced the impression the German garrison was on the verge of. collapse. These reports, stirred hopes in the Soviet pi^Uc that the Hnngarian capital, under direct assault since December 29, would be fully In the Rfed army's possession in. another day or two. ked Star front dispatches said prisoners reported German artillery wBis. almost out of anmiunltlon and machinegunners and riflemen were running out of cartridges. They have been cut off even from airborne supplies since early this week. Stmnie tor Komarom MeanwWle, Soviet forces under Marshal Rodlon Malinovsky grappled for a stranglehold on the sector north of the Danube, opposite Kcmorom, communications hub 40 miles northwest of Budapest and within 80 miles of Bratoslava. This is the springboard from which the next great Russian advance Is expected after resistance in Budapest has been liquidated. in eastern SlovaVila other Russian troops were reported virtually on the outskirts of Kassa (Koslce) and field reports said the Germans were forcing civilians In the zone to evacuate deeper into the mountains. Japs Say Third U. S. Convoy at Lingayen (Hr tfi* Aiisaeiiitsd Prrw) The Japanese radio declared today that a third American convoy has reached Lingayen gulf. The third convoy, the Japanese Domel Agency said in a broadcast recorded by the Federal Communications Commission, included "inore than 100 transports and a hundred and some score landing barges escorted by 10-carriers." Relations With Finland On "Informal Basis" Washington. Jan. 12. (AP)—The United States Is resuming relations with Finland, on an informal basis. The state department annoimced today that President Roosevelt has approved the assignment of a foreign service officer with the personal rank of minister to Helslnlci. Pending his arrival an officer lias l>een dispatched from Stockholm, Sweden, to handle American affairs at the Finnish capital. Plan Huge Speed-Up In Arms Production Washington, Jan. 12. (AP)— Fifty per cent of all war production programs will rise at "a tremendous rate" under a new speed-up which includes a three fold increase in critical aircraft in six months, J. A. Krug revealed today. Partly to equip new French army divisions for the fight against. Germany, about $2,500,000.000 worth of new arms output is being added to the 1945 schedule, the WPB chairman said. PV>r the increasing programs, he continued, the production rate for AprU, May and June must be 65 per cent above the level of the same programs in October. "Those increases range from five per cent to as high as 600 or 700 per cent for some items," he added. Total aircraft production next year now Is put at 82,250 war planes, representing successive increases over the 76,000 which were scheduled In October for 1945. Yanks RoU Swiftly Forward . Speed of Advance Determined More By Caution Than By Enemy Resistlance By..C. YATES McDANIEL 3en. MacArthur's Headquarters, Luzon, Jan. 12. (AP) — Rapidly advancing Sixth army invaders at Lingayen gulf have seized more than 10 miles of the San Fabian-Manila railroad, overrun 50 rnil&s of road networks commanding the. north ends of four main highways to Manila and turned what could have been the flank of a good Japanese defense line behind j the Agno river. Tliese are developnients for the first 48 hours since Tuesday's invasion. Much more remains to be disclosed. Today's communique, covering action up to Thursday morning, reported advances in strength during the previous 24 hours of seven to nine miles—generally in the direction of Manila a little over 100 miles south. Cantlon, Supplies Limit Speed Those advances, which added five towns to the more than two score communities captured, were limited more by caution and supply lines than by the Japanese. The width of the beachhead along the gulf, originally 15 miles, now is 25, with the first real combat contact with the enemy reported on the left flank nine miles sotuheast of San Fabian. From Lingayen to Manila, American planes ranged over the central Luzon plains where great tank battles soon may be fought. They cratered airfields in and around Manila, blew up briKes over wliich enemy reinforcemSts are trying to move, wrecked trains and scattered columns of artillery and supply. Planes Hammer Targets American war planes hammered at Luzon targets, meeting negligible Japanese air opposition but heavy ack-ack in the vicinity of Clark Field, about 55 miles south of American si>earheads and a prime objective on the road to Manila. "The enemy stUl ts suffering from the effects of surprise caused by our landing in this sector (Lingayen) in his rear," headquarters isaid today, "and has as yet been unable to displace the ma.ss of his forces forward from the south in sufficient strength to offer serious resistance. Four Crewmen Killed In WAAF Bomber Crash Shawnee, Olda., Jan. 12. (AP)— Pour crew members were killed and eight parachuted to safety in the crash of a 4-motored army bomber from Walker army air field. Victoria, Kas., yesterday. The army has not yet announced names of the crew. An investigation is being made by a board of Inquiry from Tinker Field, Oklahoma City. The field commander. Col. Leslie G. Mulzer, said the ship crashed during a routine training flight. Persons who saw the accident 12 miles southeast of here, said one of the left motors was afire, then there was an explosion. Several crew members took to parachutes, the ship smashed into a hill side and wreckage was scattered over a wide area. First Luzon Landing Picture landing ««ft await H-Hour. Dawn of January 9, S-Day for American invasion of Luzon, found the am- pbibtoUs fleet under command of Vice-Admlral E. Barbey Inside Lingayen Gulf. Landing craft awaiting H-Hour circle a troop transport.— (NEA Tel^hoto.) Off Coast Of French Indo-China Carrier Fleet Planes Presumably-Are Attacking Enemy Convoy Headed for Philippines By LEIP EBICKSON U. S. Pacific Fleet Headquarters, Pearl Harbor, Jan. 12. (AP)—A tremendous naval-air battle likely is rag-< ing today off French Indo- China between Adm. William F. Halsey's Third fleet and Japanese warships escorting reinforcements seeking to smash Gen. Douglas MacArthur's invasion army on Luzon in the Philippines. Adm. Chester W. Nmitz called in war correspondents on short notice last night and stated cryptically: "Carrier aircraft of the Pacific fleet are now attacking the enemy off the coast of Indo-China between Saigon and Canuranh bay." That was all he would say. Japs Report Raid The Japanese Domei agency said today that "approximately 90" carrier-based planes raided the "Cochin-China sector centering around Saigon" for nine and a half hours today. With characteristic aplomb, radio Tokyo added that Japanese installations suffered "only negligible damage." The Japanese broadcast recorded by the Federal Communications commission, claimed that Nipponese anti-aircraft units shot down "at least 20 American planes" besides damaging others. All the circumstances of location and responsibility of Halsey's powerful fleet—he has been handed the job of keeping the Japanese away from MacArthur's men — suggest that an enemy convoy, escorted l)y warships, was intercepted en route to Luzon, 1,000 miles from Saigon. Logical Reinforcement Point Camranh bay is the closest Asiatic Japanese fleet base from which the enemy coufd attempt reinforcement of Luzon. It has superb natural harbors and without a doubt has been developed and protecte'i as one of Japan's key naval bases. It is 200 miles northeast of Saigon, Indo-China's chief commercial port before the war. The Pacific carrier fleet raided Formosa Monday in the last of a series of heavy attaclcs to neutralize that big enemy supply funnel for the Philippines. Prom there, it must have steamed west straight into the China sea. Once a reconnassiance plane sighted an enemy convoy, it would be typical of Admiral Halsey to order his ships in for the kill. Predicted Naval Action EarUer this week, Lt. Gen. Mask- haru Homma, foi^pier Japanese army commander in the Philippines, called upon Nippon's navy to act quickly to rectify a worsening situation at Luzon. American naval officials promptly said they were ready and willing for thf Japanese navy to try just that. Last • October, Japan risked three formations of warships. Including battleships and aircraft carriers in a twid attempt to crush MacArthur's entering wedge in the Philippines at Leyte. Since Luzon is far more important, to the Japanese than Leyte, it might reasonably be assumed that any enemy naval effort to retrieve the situation there would be on a larger scale than that off Leyte. To Use Planes In Coyote Hunt Pawhuksa, Okla., Jan. 12. (AP)— The crafty coyote, one of the worst saboteurs on the food production front, will be the target of a mass aerial and ground offensive in this region Sunday. For the first time in the history cf Osage county's big annual coyote hunt, planes will be used against the predatory packs whose daUy raids take a heavy toll from livestock herds and poultry floclcs. State Game Warden Jeff Kendall said 15 civil air patrol ships would join the hunt if the weather was good. The planes, manned by sharp- shooting riflemen, will fly over the country's 2,000,000-acre expanse of hills and cattle ranges all day. The airmen will cooperate with bunting parties on the ground. When the ground groups flush coyotes Into the open, planes will swoop down to permit sniping by the expert marksmen aboard. Other planes flying at higher altitudes will spot the animals and signal the locations to the men below. The hunt is financed by county ranchers who report the coyotes are thicker this year than ever before. About 800 men will partcipate and Kendall said he expected them to bog at least 50O animals. The hunters on the ground will be on horseback or in trucks. °

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