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Page 6 —Jan. 14, 1945 P«rf I, Adm. Woodward Say*: MacArthur Fooled Japs Luzon Landing May Be Turning Feint By CLARK H. WOODWARD,. Krtr Admiral U. S. Navy (NOTE: The epinient tr pressed end the a**ertinn» warfi herein. urf wiy cv'n o*d ere ?iet to b* eons.dered ct a facial o+ reflecting in any viy the ricut cf the nmy depart went or the naval aervice at ln*gt.) W ASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (INS) —Once more Gen. Douglas Mac- Arthur, master of strategic sur prise, put one over on the jittery Japs when, from a might\ armada, thousands of his American troops landed on Luzon in the same sec tor of Lingayen Gulf where the enemy landed three years pre viously. This may be the begin ning of the decisive battle of the Jar Eastern war. Two days after this landing— according to latest reports from Admiral Nimitz •- the carrier force of Admiral Halsey's mighty ■Hurd Fleet intercepted and made surprise attacks on four Jap con voys ofT the Indo-Cmma coast, ap proximately 1,000 miles west of the Philippines. In this first deep sweep in the south China Sea—presumably to f>revent the Japanese from send ng reinforcements to Luzon— our planes sunk 25 enemy ships, in cluding 12 fully loaded troop transports, the light cruiser Ka- Jori and seven escorting destroy ers. while 13 other vessels were heavily damaged. DOWN 59 PLANES In addition. 39 enemy planes and 20 flying boats and seaplanes were destroyed. Apparently no capital ship- ac companied the convoys. This prob ably was due to severe losses sustained in the second battle of the Philippines -sea during which —as revealed by Adm. Nimitz on Friday—the 43.000-lon battle ship Musasni was sCHTfPon Oct. 24 and her sister ship, the Yantaio, damaged. These ships are com parable to our lowa class. MacArthur on Friday reported that destroyers sunk or set on fire 45 small freighters attempt ing to land supplies to enemy forces at San Fabian, 10 miles north of the invasion area Though the Nips knew the Luzon Invasion was coming—having been tipped off by more than a week of aerial pounding of their supply and reinforcement lines through Formosa and the Ryukyu islands —they were not prepared for the unexpected landing behind their lines. FEINTS FOOL JAPS However, the landing ended a four-day “war of nerves.” during which Tokyo radiocasters, trying frantically to guess where the in vasion would be made, significantly concluded that the American plans •'seem quite complicated” an other way of saying they were confused by MacArthur’s series of feints to the southward. MacArthur'* bold amphibious leap northward marked the begin ning of the third round of the epic battle for the Philippines—a battle which will determine whether the enemy is to be cut off from his stolen empire in the southwest , Pacific In all probability Yt will be one of the biggest and hardest battles i in that theater, for unquestionably the Japanese will exert their most violent effort and risk much to maintain hold on the Philippines. 1 In the realization that whoever controls that group of islands controls the South China Sea ; through which run the enemy’s vital lines of communication to Burma. Thailand. Indo-China, Singapore and the Dutch Indies. PHILIPPINES ARE KEY Thus, should Japan lose Ihr Philippines, not only would the hold on her fabulously rich em pire in the southwest Pacific become increasingly tenuous, hut ber who!? cast Asia co prosperity sphere” would b< omr endangerri and her dieam of vorld domination shattered Gen. MacArthur has predicted that the baitie for the Philippine l —as well a>. for Manila it'- capital f and key point in the defenses of 1 Luzon—would be fougl t on Lu zon s great central j n to the no’-thward. taprrut.t, V l * service' $30,000,000 Claim CINCINNATI. Jan V H'P>— Former Judge John W. Hauler- 1 mann rs nearby New Richmond millionaire Philippine mine owner, said todav he h* d 1 ded a tentat ve claim for 530.000 <»‘V> tor w; .* cam . gt to | s propertict. ______ Seek to Exonerate Witches Hanged in Salem in 1692 BOSTON. Jan. 13 (UP) The Massachusetts Legislature ba« bver. asked to exonerate belatedly iix persons barged du*' *C the v tchcrnlt delusion at S. lem ir. IfiW. Senator .1 Elmer Callahan file ■ 1 ’ the petition in ‘he Senate .venter day in behalf of H. Van< c Or»» n jil.t of New- Ordcan? La . a de-' s< endant of the fiirmlv of Ann Fudrator, one of thos#- hAnged Grc«nalit aought to clear the. BUND CHILDREN ’SEEING’ ANIMALS THROUGH THEIR FINGERS f ss 7m . wm i ii'i 1 ' ' I 'MW IN _ w a - rH fifes# I lO mi fwj, J -""jA f-' ' Y * , m XY\ ’*.* Demands Death For Assassins ) CAIRO. Jan. 13 (UP)-Public ! Prosecutor Abdel Rahman To wayer today demanded the death 'sentence tor two Palestinian , xoiiths on. Lrial fur slaving Laid Moyne. British resident minister, | last fall. The defendants. Fliahu Bon Tsuri and Eliahu Hakim, testified ;earlier in the trial that they shot 'Moyne on orders from a .secret ! organization. i Towayer denied that the crime ihad been committed in a right eous cause in the name of lib erty, charging that such acts de stroy liberty. Defense Counsel Abdul Fettah el Sayed Bey claimed ihe youths killed Moyne not for personal rea sons but because the British diplo mat represented a gdvernment which he said was responsible for conditions in Palestine. Costly Termites Loretta Young Wins Suit Over Mansion HOLLYWOOD. Jan 13 (UP) —Beniamin (Bugsy) Siegel, who has made a variety qf api>carances ,in court, usually as a defendant yesterday lost in the role of plain tiff in his suit to force actress Loretta Young and her army of (ficer husband to buy his Holmby Hills mansion. Superior Judge Carl A. Stus man ruled that Miss Young apd her husband. Lt. Col. H. A. Lewis, were justified in canceling their agreement to huy'Seigel's home when a dispute arose over who would pay for exterminating ter-, mites on the premises. Paulette Goddard Reported Rallying HOLLYWOOD. Jan. 13 <INS)— Condition of screen star Paulette Goddard was described today as “slightly improved” after blood transfusion given her at St. John's Hospital. Santa Monica: Mits Goddard retired from pic ture work iwo months ago to await the arrival of the stork Her husband. Bur*' Meredith, is at her bedside. Fears for Colleges If War Extends to'46 ATLAS rir CITY. N J.. Jan. 13 (INS F< ar that prolongation of ib< u t through 194 b ma> have a disastrous efieri on American col- Irg* aod m.(\ po-'ihly force some to rliiM' \ ,is expre: s»*d today by Dr. i H. Marvin, president of ifb <>< g.’ University. Dr. : ? * ir\ n said federal aid only can 'H t* .if] il h|c 10-s* to the col lege*. , I rrr~< of T • r.ideatnr but Cal iati-’t t st'* include the r ui i of i ; - victims of the «'iii "aft c Mi 1 :-n, Susanna Mar t in, T . L l ’ ’ • Alice Parker. V • S' -.ft and Wilmot Read. A tol d "f Id ; ’rson* died on f 11 ir S den before, tra ditioi *— tut devil became "r r f rd" ;m4 pmnted to the 'ivif# of ,he Rf M inor nl the colony a« a witch The governor then ended the m-cutions and freed , 40 or SO SUSpcr?*. • InttmaUooal Photo Mrs. Kdith Speer, head of the New York lighthouse Nursery School, teaching hlinri children about ele phants with the aid of a lifelike miniature which is past of a new collection in the New York Museum. TfIHPPk *" Wf « InUrtutlontl Photo Blind Richard fussing, 5, who is learning about the animals in “Noah’s Ark,” touching a model of a hippopotamus held by Mrs. Ethel Speeker of the Museum. Size of U. S. Fleet Astounds Filipino Who Hid 3 Years LINC.AVEN <-I LF. U ZO.V. Jan. IS (INS) —"Where in the world did Hr get alt these ships?" That wat> the reaction of a Fili pino radio man. 1 c. a veteran of 25 years of service in the Ameri can navy, when he reported for duty aboard a warship in Lin gayen Gulf after concealing his identity and avoiding capture for three years. When the Filipino last saw our Asiatic fleet, it consisted of a few* aged dost rovers, submarines and smaller cralt. He walked out on the beach near his home town of Dagupan on the day of our landing and i astounded To see mofe than Hoo vessels in ttie gulf, many of them types that did not exist three years ago. SMUGGLED I MFORM He was dressed in his navy uni form. decked \\ith chief potty officer and service stripes. He smuggled it out of Manila in a i sack of snap in January. 10-12. j although hr kn«w that detection meant death. He said the Japs in Pagu pan hit on tl . night of Jan. 4. telling the Filipinos "Pretty so<»n thr Americans come; then Japanese may he dead.** Before leaving the Japs shot ■ 10 Filipinos who wf re trapped by, informers po«.inc a< giierrilas ask ing for assistance. RAW ?>F..\TII MARCH The veteran navy man wit-j nessed the end o: the infamous "death march from Bataan. "I stood on the street in my civilian clothe* and saw many of m> friend*, although it wa* difficult to recognize them In their *tar\ed < ondltion,” he i said. "They were lo< kod in Hilihld I'ri*«*n and latei marched forth without shoe*. Those who fell were havonrtrd where they lav." 1 Lnv iou* sailor* aboard the war- f * '& 'f ••Jr E '■ sT I W'iSa I y —— l - Niggr I ship to which the Filipino came 'estimated that with the increased .voted by Congress since the war started, the Filipino radioman has ' some $9,000 in back pay due him. "It will come In very handy, sir." he told an officer "I have a wife and eight children.” Civilian Needs Not Endangered r WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UP) —WPB officials said today that expanding military needs coupled with manpower shortages were "crowding out” nonrssential civil ian production, but emphasized that essential civilian needs would be met. The present concentration on essential war and civilian produc tion as against reconversion to peacetime output was re-empha sized yesterday TN’ the WPB order tightening restrictions on the use of carbon ateel in reconversion in dustries. Actually, one official said, the carbon steel order will eliminate only an "infinitessimar part of nonmilitary goods new being made. , w . Labor Party Protests National Service Law NEW YORK. Jan. 13 (UP) The Socialist Labor party, in tele gram* to President Roosevelt and Hep. Andrew J. May (D) of Ken tucky, chairman of the House military affairs committee, today protested the proposed national service law. The party rted it would be in "violation of the Thirteenth j Amendment forbidding involun tary aervitude.” Little Mary Di Pietran tonio, who can’t see a real giraffe, forming a vivid picture In her mind as she fingers one of Louis Paul Jona’s accurate replicas in the New York Museum. International Phot* f J 4 'mm < mmm I^ 'Jl ?•' * mm Ws - j Y tr ' fl| V f U. S. Editors 7 • Arrive in London LONDON, Jan. 13 (UP> A three-man committee of the American Society of Newspaper Editors said upon arriving in Lon dan today that they had come to “acquaint the people of foreign nations w’ith the aims of an Amer ican-sponsored movement for free exchange of Information.” The committee mchnbers were Dean Carl Ackerman of Columbia University. Ralph McGill of the Atlanta Constitution and Wilbur : Forrest of the New' York Herald j Tribune. They said they also were seek ing to learn the views of other 'nations and would continue their tour around the world after a stay in Britain. Mine Parley in March WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (INS) —LTnion and industry spokesmen announced jointly today that ne gotiations for a new coal wage contract will begin ih Washington March 1. ‘Little People' Inflict Vengeance Upon Japs MANGALDEN, Luzon. Jan. 13 (INS)—The little people of Luzon already are beginning to get ven geance for their three years of suffering under the Japs just as the little people of all conquered lands are taking revenge. Lt. Bill Hartnett had hardly set up his office in an old Man- Igalden school building before a Filipino rushed up on a bicycle Ishouting: "There’* a J*|» In the house!” Murtnett was busy and short hsrnded, so he asked the Filipino if he could bring the Jap to him. The Kilipmo said. "Yes." and *wani away with a lot of other Foreign Policy Clash Awaited WASHINGTON. Jan. 13 (INS) ; —Bipartisan proposals for adop- j tion of a new Senate resolution on foreign policy were abandoned definitely today. Friends and foes of the admin- j istration’s foreign policy also spurned suggestions of Senator Connally (D) of Texas, chairman of the "foreign relations commit- 1 tee. for a ' moratorium” on Sen ate debate. Proposals for adoption of a resolution declaring for immedi- j ate formation of a United Nations council and for a statement of 1 American aims has been discussed for two weeks by a bi-partisan group headed by Senators Hatch (D) of New Mexico and Ball (R) of Minnesota. Spy Trials FDR Gives Authority to Military Men WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UP) —President Roosevelt’s order au thorizing aimy defense and serv ice commands to appoint military commissions to try spies, indicated today that the two men seized 1 after landing in Maine from a i German submarine wifl be tried, either at Boston or New York. In the case of the two accused spies, William Colepaugh and Erich Gimpcl. jurisdiction could, be taken by any one of three dis-! ferent commands, the Eastern Defense Commami. headquarters -at Governor s Island. New York, embracing the area in which the two men were landed and caught; the First Service Command, head quarters Boston, embracing the landing area, and the Second Service Command, headquarters New York, the area of arrest. London Paper Raps . Lack of Pacific News LONDON, Jan 13 (UP) —The London Mirror, in an editorial discussing the paucity of Pacific war news in Britain, today asked if British authorities "think the Pacific war mainly is an American affair and can therefore be jour nalistically neglected?” "To the British Empire the war against the .Japa la a British war,” the Mirror said. "To establish again our vant In terest, to regain our prestige, we must win It.” Jap Puppet in Manila Flees to Mountains NEW YORK, Jan. 13 (INS)— Jose P. Laurel, pupfiet leader of Jap-oocupicd islands in Ihe Philip pines. and his entire cabinet have fled from Manila to Raguo in the northern mountains of Luzon, the CBS reported today in a broad cast from Gen. MacArthur* head quarters. I Filipinos and in a abort time re 'turned leading a sleepy Jap. The ,Jap was dressed in white and blue striped trousers beneath which he wore a belt “of a thou sand stitches." Under international law he is subject to court-martial as a spy. A Jap soldier was badly beaten by the time the Filipinos of Man galden turned him over to the Americans. The little people of this Filipino town knew he had been on the regular Kempeitai (secret mili tary ]*olicei salary as a finger man spying on guerrilas. some of whom were arrested on his in formation. Add 254,584 To Population U. S. Census Shows % 10 Pet. Increase Here Population of the Detroit area has been increased by 254,485 since 1940, or nearly 10 per cent, it was announced Saturday by the Board of Commerce. The estimate is based on a 2 per cent sample taken by the U. S. Bureau of Census and includes Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. The total includes 51.590 who moved to the area from other points in the state. The other 198.330 increase came from eight states. Kentucky, Ten nessee. Alabama and Mississippi led with 57,420 newcomers; Ohio, Indiana. Illinois .and Wisconsin contributed 46,970. Most of the new residents came from urban districts, with only 42,515 reporting previous residence on farms. W’omen newcomers out number the men, 134.200 to 120,- 285. Many of the men subsequently joined the armed services. The average age of the inmigrants is 20 to 35 years. Nearly 17 per cent of inmigrants, or 43,010, are Negroes. This brings the total Negro population in the area to 290,490. 10,000 Gallons Gas Spilled in Wreck 54-Car Freight Train Is Derailed in Flint FLINT. Jan. 13 -Grand Trunk Railroad work crews today were tugging at wrecked anti derailed freight cars to clear a hfilf-milc of right-of-way between Lfqirrr mad and Dort highway where a 54-car i Canada-bound fast freight was ! brought to a halt in a pile of [wreckage yesterday afternoon. No one was injured. Approximately 10,000 gallons of high test gasoline and more than [9,000 gallons of oil spilled from itwo tank cars onto the roadbed, running under box cars reported j to contain explosives. 1 A bumed-out journal box and broken axle pn a coal car immedi ately behind the coal tender were blamed for the derailment of 29 cars. Verl Harris, Battfe Creek, was the engineer. Flint firemen were standing by ready to act as the air was heavily charged with gasoline fumes, pre senting a constant threat. Lieutenant Wins Highest Award FIFTH U. S. ARMY FRONT, ITALY, Jan. 13 (UP)—Lt. Fmest H. Dervishian, 20, Richmond, Va . attorney, was awarded the Con gressional Medal of Honor yester day for action on the morning of May 23, when U. S. forces broke out of the An/io beachhead. He captured 40 Germans and knocked out three machine gun positions near Cistema. At the time Dervishian was a sergeant. Other decorations presented at the ceremony included the Silver Star to Pfc. Len Salmmen of Chatham. Mich. City Ragout Texas Town Finds Solu tion to Goat Problem MARSHALL. Tex.. Jan. 13 (TP) The city council here had two perplexing prohlems: 1— A herd of goats used to keep down weeds and tin cans at the waterworks, had increased from 10 to 50 and needed to he cut down to size. 2 Since rationing, the annual council banquet hadn’t been held. The boys had a big feed last night. Draw your own conclusions—or would you rather t>e a goat? Philadelphia Blaze Ruins Textile Shops PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 13 (INS) A textile mill building in the Frankford section of Phila delphia was destroyed today in a six-alarm file which damaged three othei- factory buildings. The stn*ture housed the A. M. Tounson & Co., Inc., dryers and finishers, and the Vigilant Mills Co., Inc. Great quantities of can vas duck and other war-bound materials were destroyed. Pay Raise Granted WASHINGTON. Jan. 13 (INS) —A War Labor Board panel to night recommended an increase of 10 cents an hour for some 31,000 employes of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. NEW 1945 PICK-UPS AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY Apply Now HALL-DODDS 12525 GRATIOT at racine PR 6700 25 YEARS A FORD DEALER 500 Die as Typhoon Sinks 3 Warships U. S. Destroyers Hit While Trying to Refuel WITH ADM. HALSEY S THIRD FLEET. Dec. 29 (Delayed) (UP), —A swirling tropical typhoon caught a group of Third Fleet ves sels attempting to refuel from tankers at sea after extensive operations, swept 500 men to their death, sank three destroyer* and damaged three craft. (Loss of the destroyers was announced by the navy depart ment in Washington Wednes day. ) Only 91 officers and men sur vived the sinking of the destroy ers. the U. S. S. Hull and the U. S.S. Monaghan, 1,500-ton vessels of the Farragut class, and the U. S. S. Spence, a 2.100-ton ship of the Fletcher class. 27 LISTED AS DEAD Three officers and 24 men of the Hull, whose bodies or identifica tion tags were recovered, were listed as dead. The remainder of ■ the complement of more than 600 aboard the three vessels, except for 23 survivors from the Spence, 62 from the Hull and six from the j Monaghan, were listed officially las missing. ■ Eleven men were iwept over board frtn < I dpi and two men perished in the intense heat of a destroyer’s engine room when the mountainous waves knocked out the ventilating system. IIOKROR-FILLED HOUR* For two days the typhoon had buffeted the ships, after an erratic, unpredictable course which the formation was unable to evade. The destroyers lost steering con trol while attempting to get clear of the storm area. First the Hull, then the Monaghan and the Spence 'overturned and were swallowed by the boiling seas. 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