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2 Saboteurs (Continued from Peg* l> tnent, ha Mid, *n to mingle with aervloe men In bars and pick up any Wta of valuable Information which they planned to transit to the en emy. They had not yet attempted to Mnd any Information, he Mid. Hoover declined to reveal how the attention of the PBI vu attracted to the two, but said both of them had made a complete itatement. Their activities are still under Inves tigation. but the PBI chief Mid he had hastened to announce their ar rest as soon as possible. "I think that it has a powerful psychological effect on the Oerman government to know that their plans have been balked." he said. Connecticut Native Colepaugh, alias William C Cald well, was born In Niantie, Conn., on March 25. 1918. of an American father, now dead, and a German mother who was bom on a ship en route to this country. , He attended public schools in Nl antlc and New London .Conn., and war graduated from the Admiral Parragut Academy, a private school at Toms River, N. J, in 1938. Then he studied engineering for three years at Massachusets Institute of technology. He quit to become a merchant seaman and was arrested In Philadelphia on July 22. 1942, for failure to Inform his local draft board of his address. He was re leased on his promise to join the Navy. Colepaugh was inducted on Oct. 2. 1942, but on Jan. 20. 1943. was discharged “for the convenient of the government.” At that time he had shown German symi>athtes, au thorities said. A year later he sailed for Europe as a messboy on the diplomatic liner Grlpsholm He jumped ship at Lisbon and contacted the Ger man consul, who helped him get to Germany. He was accepted by the SS and trained In short-wave radio, photog raphy and sabotage. GimDel. native of Mersebera Oer * many, went to South America In 1935 as an employe of Telefunken. I the German radio corporation. He was taken Into custody in Peru In 1942 as an enemy alien and .sent to this country for Internment In a Texas camp. He was repatriated to Germany aboard the Drottningholm within a few weeks and also was recruited for work in the SS. The two men, who said they were trained in The Hague school where the specialists who rescued Benito Mussolini from Italy were rehearsed, left Germany on the U-boat 1230 on Sept. 26, 1944. The crossing took 54 days and the submarine entered Frenchman Bay on the Maine coast, passing between Bar Harbor and Winter Harbor. Of Hancock Point, six or seven miles up the bay, Cole paugh and Gimpel went ashore in a rubber boat. Walked to Bangor With the aid of a pocket compass, they walked to Bangor. Me , From there they went to Boston. The men lived In swanky hotels In Boston and New York for the month they were at large, and spent •3,425 of their funds in a fling at high living. Colepeugh did not contact his mother and sister who live in this country, Hoover said, but he de clined to say whether the two were clear of all suspicion. The men did not carry explosives as did eight Nazi saboteurs put ashore on Long Island, N. y„ and Florida on June 13 and June 17 1942. Colepaugh and Gimpel were held on an open charge. The Department of Justice said in Washington that Attorney General Francis Biddle would confer with President Roose velt to determine if the men would be tried in civil court or before a special military tribunal sucli as convicted the other eight. Six of the others were executed and two are lerving federal prison terms. Reporters Banned Portland, Ore., Jan. 2 — iUPi Army officials remained silent today on the results of their examination of a large balloon hauled from a mountainside 38 miles southeast ot Portland. A Federal Bureau of Investigation assent, and an army demolition squad took possesion Sunday afternoon of she oalloon found by an unidenti fied resident three miles from Hi lockbura Rangr Station in the area fl liroe nmi'ne nlnnt .i - . .» i■ Run head works of Portland's water system. The balloon, reported unofficially to have been unmarked, was fouled In a tree, which was chopped down i>ermlt recovery of the sphere u 1 ' ns of natlvs looked on. but the T'J agent banned photographs and turned away reporters seeking to Inspect the salvage. Unofficial des criptions Indicated the balloon was similar to the Japanese paper craft found near Kalispell, Mont three weeks ago. Discovery of the Kalis),ell balloon wsa followed last week by the find ing of a second mysterious llghter than-alrcraft near Tacoma, Wash. Details of that balloon were not disclosed, but some sources said it might have been one sent up by a V 8. weather station. The FBI said any Information as to the origin of the latest balloon would come from army source if at *11. Contractor Gets Blame (Continued from Page li A Housing Authority has been In atltuted here which recently sur veyed all these projects and unof ficially declined to accept them un der Ite Jurisdiction It does not s em likely that such responsibility ever will become the city's until the close pt the war and the federal authori ties return the sites to the city In answer to statements published that the complaining resident had been unable to contact any repre sentative of the FHA projects here Mr Oraske declared that to his knowledge the only attempt made U> contact him was done so yester d#y. Hew Year's Day. when he was i his office. FOUR REKCUKD Frevidence r. j., Jan. J—i UP,— r persons, Including » year-old r, war# rescued over a ladder by Ml today when flames swept wooden home, trapping them atf door bedroom. Yank Bombs Did This In. Just Two Minutes (USAAF Photo Prom NEA) Oner the area in the photo above wan occupied by the big Matford factory, in Strasbourg, France, produced 200 to 300 German fighter plane engines a month. Ode day 43 heavy bombers of the 8th flew over. Just 10 seconds later nothing was left of the plant except the utter ruin seen , which USAAF above. roe Active rrom Bitche To Rhine fContinued from Page 1.) west of the* line through Bastogne A field dispatch timed at eight o'clock this morning <three a. m. EWT.i said all contact had been lost with the Nazi armored divisions that had been holding the western tip of the salient and that Amer icans were advancing eastward against light rear guard resistance. United Press War Correspondent Boyd Lewis reported the German withdrawal which aparently ended for the time being Field Marshal Karl Von Rundsted's threat to the Meuse river line. Apparently alarmed by the grow ing threat of Lieutenant General George S. Patton's Third Army as sault on their southern flunk, the Nazis were believed gathering their crack panzer units in the center ol the Ardennes in preparation for a new attempt to break through the American ring—perhaps north to ward Liege and Antwerp or south against Patton's troops. Rochefort Captured Lewis' censored dispatch did not si>ecify the location of the American forces advancing agdinst the nose of the German Salient. The Yank counter-drive at last reports, now more than 36 hours old, had punch ed back some 12 miles from positions only lour miles east ol the Meuse to recapture Rochfort, 24 miles north west of Bastogne. Coieident with the reported Ger man withdrawal in the Ardennes, supreme headquarters announced a sudden flare-up of enemy activity on both sides of the focal battle ground. Nazi patroLs stabbed aggressive ly at the American and British lines to the north, while consider ably stronger enemy forces coun terattacked on the U. S. Seventh Army front along the Rhine plain in a pattern very similar to the ir\tr gfuu« g\f thu a fensive. United Press War Correspondent Clinton B. Conger reported that the Germans threw in several attacks of battalion strength, some 800 to BOO men each, against the seventh Army lines around Bitclie Sunday night nnd were continuing their onslaught with increasing force early yesterday. There was no further indication of tiie scope or intent ol the new thrust, which succeeded in push ing back the Seventli Army lines slightly on a front of about 12 miles. Headquarters spokesmen declined to speculate whether the new as sault was a diversion to weaken Patton's drive in the Ardennes or the beginning of a full-scale ol fensive to split the Third and Sev an lit Army fronts. Meanwhile, the SHAEF communi que and field dispatches from Pat ton’s attack front-all delayed 24 to 26 hours by censorship—said the rhlrd Army was grinding steadily Into the southern Hank of the Ar dennes salient on a broadening front north, east and west of Bas togne. Veterans ol the American Ninth armored division gave the Nazis a resounding beating in the wooded hills southeast of Bastogne New Vein's Eve, halting a powerful arm ored force Unit tried reneatfMlv to 'ut iIlf .supply corridor below that •own and isolate Patton , advanced ipearheuds lo the north. 67 Tanks Lost Attacking all day Sunday and (trough the night, the Germans had tallied about 2(X) yards in the Lutre aois sector three miles southeast of Bastogne at a cost of «7 tanks Thirty-two of the Nazi Panzers were wrecked in a tremendous but ,le with the Ninth Division’* tanks, ank destroyers and bazooka gun icrs, and another 35 were blasted jy American dive bombers and ocket-firing fighters. Simultaneously, the Germans hurl 'd some 500 infantrymen Into a tanking attack on American posi ions above Dutrebois, only to be brown back on that sector by ioughboys of the 20lh Division, noatly New Englanders. The 26th vent over to the attack early today md slugged back several liundred yards tltrough the enemy lines, jewUi reported. Still closer to Bastogne, an Amer cun armored column drove three nlles eastward to take the eross oads hamlet or Wardln, strength nlng the eastern wall of Bastogne orridor Other Germun units in apparently muller force were reixirted sink fig futllely against the western side f the corridor from the Bibret rea. four miles southwest of Bus ugne. By Sunday morning these nits had succeeded in gaining as luch as u mile, but their threat was, egated by American advances to be north and west, On tht flank, Patton’s armored nd infantry divisions all but ellm lated the danger to Bastogne by loving their line almost abreast of le own on a 15-mile front extend ig westward to the St. Hubert area The American offensive spear eads were crowding steadily for ard, by-passing relatively strong terma nresistance areas around Sibret and Lutrebois to be dealt with by the main forces moving up in their wake. Senochamps, Chenogne and Hou mont, two to five miles west-south west of Bastogne. were captured by the Americans, while nine miles to the west they re-took Remagne alter losing the town to a German counter-attack Sunday. Moircy Retaken The Nanis recaptured Moircy. 1 1-2 miles northwest of Remagne after three days of furious fighting, but other American units outflanked that position on the east and west by driving to within 1 1-2 miles of Tillet and about the same distance south of St. Hubert. Headquarters spokesmen and heavily-censored field dispatches were vague about the progress of Patton’s central column striking di rectly northward into the German flank above Bastogne. At last reports, the Americans had driven a deep wedge into the German lines well north of Long chamjxs. five miles above Bastogne, indicating they were only a dozen miles or less from a juncture with American First Army forces below Manhay on the northern wall of the salient. It was the threat of that junc ture that appeared to have prompt ed the German decision to pull back their most advanced panzer spear heads at the western tip of the salient. Farther east of Bastogne, the Third Army continued to make slow nrntrene o in . .1 r . * “- - -- • “OB'— UUAV111UUU15 hill country below Wiltz. German counter attacks were beaten off in the Nothum are, two miles south west of that highway town, and , heavy fighting was reported under | way just south of Wiltz. Headquarters also confirmed be latedly a German announcement tliat Echtemach, on the Luxem bourg-German border 18 miles northeast of Luxembourg City, was reoccupied by the Americans on Dec. 28. Just north of Bchternach, the Nazis were being backed up against their own frontier, formed there by the Sure river, and it was disclosed that some American patrols had crossed the river into the outposts of the Siegfried line. The new German counter-blows on the Seventh Army front some 100 miles southeast of Bastogne cen tered in a densely-wooded area ex tending 12 miles east and southeast of enemy-hold Bitche. The Germans opened their thrust with two batalion-strength counter attacks in the Bitche sector Sunday night and followed through with supporting blows in the Bannstein forest six miles to the southeast. By midnight the attacks had spread another five miles east to the area around Dambneh and It was acknowledged that the Americans had been forced to give up some of the positions they had carved out of the Siegfried line. Counter-Attacks Fifteen miles west of Bitche Ger man troops were reportd counter attacking with undisclosed results against the American Third Army bridgehead in Germany's Saar Val ley around Sarreguemtnes. German skirmishers also were Jabbing repeatedly at the northern flank of the Ardennes salient with out success, losing a considerable number of troops who were per mitted to Infiltrate the First Army lines and then were surrounded. At the same time, other German lines along the Maas river In Hoi uuui aihi hi ricnni pusiuun.s on uir southern end of the Allied front in the Vosges mountain*. Tile Allied air forces took up the attack on the Ardennes pocket and its rear communications bases along the Rhine in great strenwth yester day, shooting down at least 205 Ger man planes, and the U. S Eighth air force's heavy bombers returned to the attack again this morning. 20 Naw Englanders Holiday Casualties Boston, Jan 2 •) UP) New Eng land's holiday weekend death toil stood at 20 today and included three slayings and four highway fatali ties. Massachusetts topped the list with 20 deatlis followed by Maine and Connecticut with four each. New Hampshire and Vermont one each and Rhode Island none. Monoxide or Illuminating gas caused five deaths In the area while (Ires and drowning* helped boost the total. One person was killed by train. KAI-PII hETTANI l)IEK New York, Jan. 2 — <U.P.) — Ralph Settani, 55, of <1 East Wal nut street) Milford, Mass., was pro nounced dead by physicians on ar rival at downtown hospital today after he was taken suddenly ill In a subway station, Finland's new fertiliser factory has 50,000 tons annual production capacity. Badoglio May Take New Job (■Continued rrom Page 1) j Switzerland by his two daughters who .sought refuge there more than a year ago following the Italian armistice. He said It was the first word he had received from his daughters in a long time and he expressed the hope that the Allies would place a plane at his disposal to return them from Switzerland to Rome. He blamed the separation on Mussolini. “It was all the fault of that mad man who launched Italy In a war that was not felt by the people and for which the nation was not pre pared," he said. “He declared war against our former Allies despite the advice of his general staff and all the military experts closest to him." Referring to the Americans, the Marshal said: “When I was in touch with the Americans we got along magnifi cently. There was immediately a mutual feeling of comprehension and understanding which bound us lirst during the first. World War," he said. “The Americans also knew that once I made a promise in the name of Italy It was a final one and thut I would defend that promise even with my life." > ' '45 Greetings Sent Hitler (Continued from Page 1) me gun pn,, 1 saw nre control oi ficers of one star divisional artillery unit commanded to go down to their slide rules and shuffling non-coms painstakingly plotting military tar gets. "My” gun was one of a battery which laid four 100 miliineter shells on an important crossroads railway terminal east of the Boer. Most of the boys in this unit com manded by Tripp were former mem bers of the Michigan National Guard. In the dugout where we huddled against the biting cold, Battery Commander Captain James E. Uli lenback of 11028 Smith i Lansing, Mich., and Corporal William By croft of East Palestine, Ohio, col laborated with the gun crew which was proud to spearhead the position inside Germany. As midnight neared, the corps commander, a seamy-faced jovial West Pointer, arrived to wish the crew good shooting. "How you doing, boys? Got any complaints?" he lr.quried. "We'd like more shooting, sir," several of the crew piped up. "So would I,” answered the Col onel. “Ike is trying to get us more shells. Meanwhile bust ’em open every time you shoot.” The reference was to the shortage of shells about which General Dwight D. Eisenhower lias spoken in the last few weeks. Everywhere I went among artillerymen they spoke of tlie reluctance with which they were compelled to ration shells. At one artillery corps headquart ters there was red-pencilled sign in Christmas card style: "Don't send me candy, mom. Send me shells." A few seconds after the com mander's arrival, a telephone Jingled in the pit and a man with ear-phones called the orders for the elevation. "Supercharge,” he said. "This one has to go deep Into Germany.” Then he called the sigr.al for fir •■•o IIV-4V blotted out momentarily In the roar and concussions. The war moved Into 1945. The Luftwaffe was active In the flak-filled sky but the German guns never answered. U S Down 205 Enemy Plones (Continued from Page 1) by the RAF'* second tactical All Force and 104 by American pilots of the U. 8. first, ninth and 12th Tactical Air Forces. In one uttack, 35 of a raiding lorce of 50 German planes were shot down by Americun fighter pilots who took off under fire to take on and beat the enemy at a cost of one plane. Another 17 enemy aircraft were downed by the fighter escort of a 1 800 plane U. 8. 8th Air Force ar mada that bombed the Dollenberg oil refineries and other targets northwest of Brunswick and rallwuy bridges in the Coblenz area. 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Nazis Murder 2 Red Envoys (Continued from Page li ble German officers involved in the murder of the envoys would be harged. More than 3.000 enemy troops were killed in Buda and the east bank section of Pest yesterday and another 429— apparently Hungar ians—were captured, running the Axis losses In less than two days to an estimated 6,300 men. After a week of street fighting surpassing in savagery even the battle for Stalingrad, the Russians held about 40 of Budapest’s 80 square miles, including mast of the west bank section of Buda and about eight square miles of Pest, a total of about 500 icty blocks. Soviet troops made their deep est penetration of Pest Monday with all-2 mile advance from the east that overran the Rakos railway sta tion five miles from the Danube. In that area, the Russians were advancing into the most densely populated and built-up section of the capital and all accounts indi cated that the fighting was doubl ing in fury, with the Nazis convert ing every house and office build ing into a miniature fortress. • Inside Buda, the Russians broke through three successive defense lines thrown up by the enemy and at last reports were storming a fourth, apparently along the river bank. Front reports said the capital had become a vast charnel house lit tered with thousands of rotting corpses and lighted by the glare from burning buildings and explod ing ammunition dumps. Tanks and self-propelled guns of the opposing armies clashed head on in the streets, while the murder ous Russian ‘Katushkas”— rocket guns — brought scores of houses tumbling down about the heads of their Nazi occupants. There was no word on the fate of the city’s civilian population, which was estimated to have been swollen to 2.000,000 by an influx of refugees from the surrounding countryside. It was probably the first time since the beginning of the war that civilians on so great a scale have been caught In the cross-fire of two warring armies. A dispatch from the newspaper Provda’s front correspondent re vealed thatt he Germans and Hun garians concentrated southwest of Budapest made one last attempt to break through and relieve the trap ped garrison, but gave up after three days of futile and costly at tack Tne Russian communique also re ported that Russian troops north east of Budapest closed to within two miles south of the Slovak rail way center of Losonc (Lucenec) after advancing as much as five miles on a 32-mile front. MOT. WEDS WAC Boston, Jan. 2 — (UPl — S-8gt. Thomas P. Coyne, 24, of Charles town, who lost a leg while serving with a European theater bomber crew, was honeymooning today with his WAC bride following their mar riage New Year’s Day. Coyne married Pvt. Margaret M. Tagen, 23, of Charlestown, his boy hood sweetheart, at Bt. Francis De Sales (Catholic) church In Charles town Hospital Care For Casualties In Pacific Called Unexcelled Bv EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Written for United Press AN ISLAND BASE IN THE PACIFIC—(UP)—This isn't a story of "bombs bursting in air." or of high heroism. It is a report to the lathers and mothers, the brothers and sisters, the sweethearts and wives whose men are casualties in army and navy hospitals. If a casualty lives long enough to get into the hands or the Medical Corps his chances of sur vival are pretty close to 100 percent. T write* that, nft.pr »tv»nriimr a rlnv j -—__ In a Navy hospital here. Perhaps you would like to have your man back where the family doctor in whom you have so much confidence and who may have brought him into the world, could look afler him with that fine humanity and sympathy which has made the family doctor beloved. Don’t worry. He is getting these things and more. Walking through ward after ward all day until my feet were worn off to the ankles, I saw that same fine humanity and sympathy evidenced by the uprses and the corpsmen. They are wonderful. The nurses, trained and efficient, also bring that spiritual lift that only a fine Amer ican girl can bring to American boys whose recent feminine contacts have been with bare feet or shuffling san dals or tabi. Take Pride in Skill And the corpsmen. Of the many things the boys call them I heard only one that is printable—"bed pan commandos.” Tills is an ap pellation of affection, as is "pill rollers" In the Army. Your men are getting not only expert and sympathetic nursing, but the best surgical and medical service that any nation can provide. I was shown one boy who had been suf fering the agonies of sciatica. The nurse proudly exhibited him as the first putint to have had a certain operation performed on him. He was her prize exhibit. I am sorry that I cannot give you a very intelligent is the gist of it: Between the two vertebrae tiiat were pinching the sciatic nerve, the surgeon Inserted a gadget consisting of u couple of sil ver plates and ball bearings. The pain was instantly relieved, never to return. Unless his parents are wealthy, tile chances are that in civilian life lie would never have ; had this operation. Then there was the man with a gangrenous leg. He hud asked to j meet me, and I found him In a pri vate cubicle with a corpsman in at- ' tendance. Ordinarily, he would have | certainly lost his leg, or. possibly, his life. But they are going to save his | leg and probably all his toes as well, j The corpsman was so proud of wha; they had accomplished that he j damn near burst. He wanted me to j wait half an hour until they removed , the ice puck so that I could see ihe 1 leg. Shown Every Attention If you have men In Army or Navy hospitals, thank God that they are not at home, for they could not get better surgical and medical service there or anywhere else In the world. And dont worry about them. The j nurses, the corpsmen, the Red Cross j girls, the Gray Ladls look after thei. every comforts-and the physicians and surgeons are such as you could not possibly afford unless you are very rich. Mrs. John Thomas Jenkins, a Gray Lady who looks vary cute In her uniform, made It possible lor me to visit the hospital. I was aup posed to lift th boys' morale and Klve them some laughs, but the idea boomeranged. Tire boys did all that to me. They were a cheerful, won derful bunch. Miss Christine Herman of Wash ington. D. C.. a Red Cross girl, took me by the hand and led me around. She being exceedingly pulchritudin ous, I was not hard to lend. And then there was another beauteous Red Cross Rirl—Josephine Jack of Bea trice, Neb., whose father is a close friend of the last of my schoolday friends, Bert Weston, who, like me, is older than God, It’s a small world. Montgomery No 1 Choice (Continued from Page 1) ish forces—four to one, by Amer ican reports—has acted against the appointment of a British officer, such as Montgomery, to the post of supreme ground commander, But proponents of the change ar gue that the establishment of an over-all ground command might have lessened and perhaps averted tlie American setback in Belgium and Luxembourg. "Maintenance of the eariier sys tem of the fighting command in the hands of a specialist like Montgom ery might have averted the setback we have suffered,” G. Ward Price WrntA in thp Riinrlnu rliciviloli "The grand strategy of the west ern front would still be in General Eluenhower's hands; the decision as to major objectives and the liming of attacks would lie with him, but the actual fighting of battles and intimate daily contact with the fluctuations of a struggle should be entrusted to someone whose hand is not preoccupied constantly with problems that arise far behind the I front, Price said Eisenhower was gen • ' uinely popular with all subordinate! commanders, but contended that1 his resjxmsibilities were too diapers-; ed and widespread for him to dire', t | the operations of seven armies i ‘•with the necessary detailed know!-1 edge of the situation of each." ! It was not believed that Bradley will be punished for ,‘he American, reverses since he had performed brilliantly from D-Day onward, i though he may have an intermedi ary commander placed between him and Eisenhower. If there is to be any "scapegoat” for the American setbacks, it was believed more likely to be LI Qen. Courtney Hodges, whose First Army bore the arunt ol the assault, but it was by no means certain he would be punished by .ou of his command. Palestine's textile industry now employs 1.510, and mlothlng busi nesses 3.020. 4-F's Draft Plan Favored (Continued from Page 1) D„ N. C., of the House Ways and Means committee endorsed the Byrnes report. "We’ve got to put people where said. "We’ve got too many folks sit ting around and doing nothing.” Doughton said he thought too many government agencies were overstaffed. “We’ve gto to put people where they will do the most good in the war effort, not in the easiest spot,” he said. Sen. Warren R. Austin, R„ Vt„ co-author of a national service bill which died in the last congress, said he still believed such legislation was necessary but said he would support any other "reasonable plan that will get the work done.” Rep. Walter G. Andrews, R., N. V., ranking Republican member of the House Military Affairs committee, said putting 4-F’s in essential war work posed problems that would have been circumvented "if we had hod a National Service Act in the first place.” "If we pay them regular indus trial wages it would be unfair to the men in the service, and if we give them Army pay it would be un fair to labor,” Andrews said. Allies Wreck 2 Destroyers (Continued from Page 1) Another 895 enemy dead were counted on Leyte Saturday bringing the toll for the campaign to 111,. 883. Mopping up continued. Medium bombers and lighters at tacked enemy airfields on Pansy Negros and Cebu, all west of Leyte while other aircraft sank or dam aged six barges off Mindanao and hit fuel storage lacilitie* at Sasa airfield on the island. 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