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IS NOT YET ENDED B> RICHARD BERGHOEZ WITH U. S. FORCES ON NORTHERN LUZO N, Philip ‘i]lf,s _ (/Pi — The fighting in P'r',‘,hern Luzon, still being waged b elements of three American ' . division, offers remarkable congests. Aiding the modern infantrymen, ‘h their tanks and flamethrow er, are natives armed only with spears. rrhe ught m wipe out the stub b0‘n Japanese goes on over wide K- different terrain. \n the mountain country north , paguio one element of Maj. Ipn William Gill’s 32nd division f among perpetual fog and cloud rape which often prevent artillery °bTror,ps°of Maj. Gen. Charles E r, dids" sixth division are also f deep among towering peaks—their forward supply line being main tained by pack-carrying Igorots, including many women. Mai Gen. Robert S. Beightler s 37th division is sprawled in the broad Cagayan valley, over hun dreds of miles of land as flat as . billiard table. Rainfall in the * Ucv is moderate to light. The : land 'is dry enough for quick move ment of men and armor. , Tough Ifugao tribesmen,_onetime headquarters, are harassing the Japanese in the mountains north west of Baeabag. Their bamboo spears are tipped with razor-sharp bj.des fashioned by a century old tribal technique. At the command post of Cot. Everrett Yon of Gainesville Fla., those mountain tribesmen, wear ing only breechclouts, mingle with superbly equipped American doughboys. Vein s outfit moved towards Bon toc captured last week so fast the .Japanese were unable to *.ake full advantage of the mountain terrain. One of their major sup p! - points was overrun. The sixth and 32nd divisions, moving in the Bontoc area and over the mountains to the south west. were still meeting faily well B -- _ equipped Japanese determined to sell their lives at hight cost. Down in one part of the Cacgayaij valley, on the other hand, Lt. Col. Delbert E. Schultz of Defiance, Ohio, told me his 148th regiment was having a hard time finding a fight. “The Japs just don’t seem to have much fight left in them out here,’’ he said, “and they’re so baaiy scattered we have to go a long way to find even a handful.” Schultz’ veteran reo'ment knock ed out 28 Japanese :/.iks in slash ing down the Cacgayan valley be fore enemy resistance crumbled. The regiment’s job now can best be called active patrolling. SUNDAY SCHOOL TALK BRINGS CONFESSION FROM SMALL BANDITS MARIETTA Ga., July 16.—“Sun day School talk”, Police Chief Harold Griggs reported today, led to two 11-year-old boys here con fessing a series of robberies. Griggs gave this account: A tire shop here was burglar ized. Night Chief Byron C. Wallace drove to Atlanta to investigate a tip that two small b'oys had reg istered at a hotel, flashing a large roll of bills. He found the boys, recovered most of the $150 stolen. On the re turn trip Wallace, a Sunday School teacher, began to lecture the boys. One of them began to weep. Then, a moment later, the two confessed 18 robberies or attempted robber ies. Griggs said charges had been brought against the boys in six cases. He withheld the boys’ names’ because of their age. British Wives Seek Entry To United States LONDON, July 16.—(JP)—British wives and sweethearts of Ameri can servicemen are inquiring at the rate of hundreds a day at the U, S. embassy about the quickest' way to get to the United States. The diplomats estimated there are about 60.000 such women. The Adjutant General’s office announced today that the backlog of wives approved for transport to the United States and waiting for boat space had increased from 4,000 to 9.000 in the last few weeks. “The only thing holding them up is transportation.” Sanders said. “We can't do anything about that. It is an Army problem.” Tlae Army estimates it will be at least nine more months before wives and fiances can be shipped in large .numbers. '-V— RALEIGH, July 16.—(/P)—Dr. Pres ton W. Edsall, a native of Rox bury, N. Y., has been appointed ar. associate professor of nisiory and political science at N. C. State College. p jjfflVj St. John’s Tavern 114 Orange Et. k^f i Dial 2-8085 delicious food Chicken In The I \ Rough — Friday JAP CITY AND ONE OF U. S^ WARSHIPS THAT HIT IT INCLUDED IN THE NINE-VESSEL Aft ERICAN TASK FORCE that struck the Jap home island of Honshu in the first heavy surface-ship bombardment of Japan was the U.S.S. South Dakota which is shown at top. The target of the warships’ guns was the industrial city of Kamaishi—pictured at bottom after the earthquake of 1933— which is located 275 miles northeast of Tokyo. Three battleships, two heavy cruisers and four destroyers took part in the daring attack on the steel-producing center. U. S. Navy photo at top. (International) High School Set Stage Own Plays At UNC Friday j CHAPEL HILL, July 16. — The seventh annual session ol the High School Drarpatic Session at thf University of North Carolina will cloge Friday, July 20, at 8:30 p. m. with a program of original plays in the Playmaker Theatre. The program will include the pro duction of “The Opal,” an original radio play by Frank Echols o i Asheville, and two original plays written in the course in playwrit ing. These are “Heavenly Bound,” a satiric fantasy by Shirley Waters of Pittsboro, and “Crown Me,” a comedy of family life by Roy Alex ander of Fletcher. There will also be a demonstration by students from the class in voice and diction. At the close of the program Prof. Samuel Selden, acting head of the Department of Dramatic Art of the University, and Dr. J. Henry High smith of the State Department of Public Instruction will present cer 'ificates to students qualifying for high school credit. -V BEGIN CONFERENCE GREENSBORO. July 16—-<JP)— Future homemakers of North Caro lina began a four-day leadership conference here at Woman’s col lege lonight with an informal eve ning of recreation. Sponsored by the state department of vocational education, the conference will train approximately 40 high school girls from all sections of the state, who are leaders in local clubs. ---V BUY WAR BONDS AND STAMPS WASHINGTON CALLING by MARQUIS CHILDS WASHINGTON—The bill for the past four years of war is just be ginning to come due. We are rea lizing that a little more pay-as-you gc would have been better. Several times I have written about what seems to me the great est single threat to our national well-being and security. That is our lailure, because of the inroads of the draft, to maintain our scientif'c education, our research, our medi cal education, our medical stan dards. No other country, not even Germany whtn the drain on man power was severest just before de feat, made this same error. Officials of Selective Service say they have no choice in the matter While it is true that they make policy under ihe Selective Service Act, they say they get their orders from the chiefs of staff for a c-u tain number of men—young men— eacn month. And they are still find ing it difficult to fill the quotas from those who reach 18 years of agt. It would be simpler, they go on to say. if we had a National Serv ice Act. Under a National Service Aci, such as Britain has had dur ing the war, you can assign a man. or a woman, to do the kind of wcrk for which he or she is best fitted. But here you may find an excel lent research chemist in the per fume industry. Is he to be deferred because of his technical skill, even though his skill is contributing noth ing directly to the war effort? Under the British system he might be reassigned to an essential in dustry, or he might be put to work on a research project or given a teaching job. nf thpir National Service Act, Britain has come much closer to a pay-as-you-go policy than we have. Less human energy has been squandered on non-essentials. Hu man resources have been concen trated on the main job, while at the same time top policy-masers have been looking out for the long future of Britain. The same thing is true of money. British tax policy has soaked up more excess money at the lower and medium levels. They have had a plan of forced savings. Therefore they have had less inflation than we have. . At least twice, the secretaries ot War and Navy, the generals and the admirals went to Congress with an urgent plea for national service. So strong was the pressure agains' it .hat Congress never even brought the issue to a vote. Organized labor was solidly op posed. One reason was that some advocates of the bill said it would mean the end of strikes. No law not even under a dictatorship, could stop all strikes. There were strikes under Britain’s National Service Act as the weary, grinding years of blackout, bombing and rationing word down men’s patience. The unions would be better off today if their spokesmen had not resisted this final step toward total war. They could say today that they had shown their willingness to go the whole way. The blame for the present rash of strikes would not be so obviously attribut able to lack of union discipline. That is where the burden of re sponsibility falls as union officials fail to persuade striking members to return to work. With the advantage of hindsight, it seems we would all have been better off under a National Service Act. Certainly the problem of Se lective Service would have been simplified. Under fire from the American Medical Association for shutting off our future supply ot doctors by refusing deferment for pre-medics, Selective Service officials say that more ’han enough medical students will be found among the 2,000,00C veterans to be discharged this year. That is their answer to the charge that our present draft pol icy is jeopardizing the future health of tiie natior. In my opinion, that answer is no' good enough. They may be right yet the educational preference o veterans returning up to now doe: not support their argument. A mar who has had three or four year: taken out of his life will think ; long time before he begins a coursi of study requiring a minimum o six years before he earns even par of his own living and can begin ti think of marriage. Anyway, it is a gamble. It is ; gamble we cannot afford to taki with our national future. We never brought ourselves up ti a National Service Act. With sue! an act, the conservation of our hu man resources would have beei easier. But that failure does no excuse a shortsighted policy whic! strikes at our future as a nation (Copyright 1915 by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) •-V Jan Valtin Decorated For Mindoro Exploit MANILA, July 16. — (® — Pfc Richard J. Krebs—the 'author, Ja Valtin — has been awarded th Bronze Star lor merito riou achievement against the Japanes at Mindoro and Mindanao, 24th D vision headquarters announced tc day. As Valtin, he wrote “out of th night," based on fighting with th German underground. He’s bus now writing “Japs Die Hard.” PICKET NEWSPAPERS NEW YORK, July 16—(U.R) Newspaper delivery men continue to picket 14 strike-bound dail; newspaper plants today—hours a) ter a New York publishers' dead line had passed that the men eithe return to work or be fired. -V BUY WAR BONDS AND STAMP COUNTY SUGGESTS CROWE FOR BOARD The New Hanover Board of Coun ty Commissioners yesterday at their regular weekly meeting sug gested the name oi Dr. William Crowe, Jr., pastor of the First Presbyterian church, to succeed Bishop Thomas C. Darst as a mem ber of the board of managers of Community hospital. Bishop . Darst’s .resignation was enclosed in a letter sent to the City Council and County Board by W. D. McCaig, chairman of the hospital board. Dr. Crowe’s ap pointment is subject to approval by the City Council. A joint session of the city and county bodies to discuss appropria tions for the Woodrow Wilson hut, scheduled for yesterday morn ing, was postponed until next Mon day. County Clerk Thomas Woody was instructed to write the U. S. Mar shal to find out if the New Hanover jail is accredited and,* if not, to request information on what is necessary to bring it'up to approv ed standards. A committee to work with a city group on plans for an appropriate celebration of Air Force Day on August 1 was appointed. It was asked by the board that Lt. Col. C T. Edwinson, commanding officer of Bluethenthal Air Base, be in vited to be guest speaker for the occasion. It was decided that all back tax es now in the hands or attorneys, for which suit has not beer brought, Will be turned back to the tax office for collection unless sun is brought by August 1. J. R. Hollis and Edgar Yow, oi the county welfare board, appeared before the commissioners to re quest permission to reallocate the salaries of welfare employes with in the budget. A motion was passed providing for a committee to investigate the FAMOUS DISCOVERY acts fast on the kidneys — to ease painful bladder irritation caused by excess acidity in the urine Thousands are thanking DR. KILMER S SWAMP ROOT for helping them to re move the cause of needless “getting up at nights”. For this pure herbal medicine, originally created by a practising physi cian, acts quickly to increase the flow of urine ... helps relieve backache, run-down feeling, uncomfortable symptoms of bladder irritation. SWAMP ROOT is a scientific preparation. A combination of carefully blended herbs, roots, vegetables, balsams. Absolutely nothing harsh or habit-forming when you use Dr. Kilmer s medicine. Just good ingredients that act fast to bring you new comfort! Send for free, prepaid sample TODAY! Like thousands of others you 11 be glad that you did. Send name and address to Department C, Kilmer & Co Inc-, Bos 1253, Stamford, Conn. Offer limited. Send at once. All druggists sell Swamp Root matter and report back to the com missioners with recommendations. The wife of the one pay patient now in residence at the countv home came before the board to ask that her husband be allowed to remain there because sne had no way to care for him. In a recent motion, the board decided to allow no more pay patients to live at the home. The request was refer red to the welfare board for recom mendations. The report of a committee in vestigating the stables at Legion stadium, along with recommenda tions of the group, was received. Chairman Addison Hewlett will investigate the report that erosion of sand and sea threatens to wash away a historical marker at Fort Fisher and will explore the possibi. litres of its being moved. Two beer licenses were apprbv ed and several back tax items cleaned. --'V RECAPTURED RALEIGH. July 16—(U.R)—State prison authorities today announced the recapture of Ernest Kizer Who escaped last week from a Hills boro prison camp. 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