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t - ' ' ' In-"! THE WEATHER UTAH Cloudy north mad imV-. portion tenlsti,wlth ' tatermlttent y rata north portion: cloudy day-with rain north and west por?. inf. : -. - fW A .. Hlfli i ; 78 34 , Low ........... ....,40 P PnclnltaMon -W ? , "A'-7 .i v :FgTYgGHTH YEfiR, NO. 246 PROVO, 4JTAH OUNTy, UTAH; WBPNESEAMAY 17 1944 COMPLETE UNITED PRES! & PRICE FIVE GENTS; TbLEORAPH NKWB. BKKV1 'XX- 1 , A l , . . X. . . J --L . ' - :. - ', i" Call THE. HERALD , OfT IJN HO UOM1 KJSAJrn&&?" LV n V ,' . . (in 1 1 1 I'll HI l 1 U lit i . Army Engineers Chief , Appears As Surprise Wilnesi at Hearing y'' WASHINGTON, May 17 urMaj. Gen. Eugene Rtey-bold, Rtey-bold, chm of army engineers, appeared as a surprise wit ness before a senate commerce com-merce subcommittee today to urge authorization of a nine-foot nine-foot channel between Sioux ; City, 14.., and the mouth of the Mlssouifl river ai necessary to the developtmcnt of the Missouri twain. ; Hearings on the Missouri project proj-ect of the house-approved riven and harbors hill were unofficially closed yesterday, but anxiety on the part of tho army engineers that the project will meet stiff . opposition in the senate apparently, apparent-ly, led tct Kybolti's appearance. ' ft V.lt..A .V. A, 1 1 . the Missouri has been neglected." e: 11a satd. M early all our p-et rivers have' a, nine-foot chajtnel. .Studies indicate to us beyond any question of doubt it wofeld be ah asset from a national pont of view to have a ninefoot chjannel on the Missouri." Asks Amendment- Although the bureau of reclamation recla-mation feaj-ed there is not enough vfater to maJnain such a depth on the Missouri, Reyboid pointed out hat armyj;engineer records show fa sficieftcy." ' f He BUggfcsted that interested agencies 'tome together around I a conference table and have , a meeting of the minds," should a 4 water shortage develop during -; drought.. en. Joseph C. 'Mahoney, t Wyo., who opposes the project without amendments insuring irrigation ir-rigation states enough water for Irrigation, asked Reyboid whether he thought farmers on irrigated land should have first call on Mis . sourt valley ' water in years of a short wter supply. - Soldier in Italy Killed In Action Family Notified Pvt. F. C. Francis De St. Jeon 28, U. S. army, was killed in action ac-tion April 14, in' Italy. according to word received by his parents, Elmer and La Vera . Ketchum De St. Jeor of Provo, who have three other sons in Uncle Sam's fighting forces. s Fra$Ms landed In Fedahala, Af-rtca,3oyember Af-rtca,3oyember 8, 1942. and was witn the firtt group to land in Sicily, also with the first on the no beachhead.' j A x v eta i i wi.. A. a xvau, a - u. ..... wnK r t n iniK ;7 Park city. He married " vera j7 Brown February 19, 1941, and two oays laier. leu tor f ore iwis. Washington. Later he was sent to Fort Ord. Calif., in 3une 1942 Besides his wife and parents the following 'brothers atid sisters survive: Jesse De St. 'Jeor second Class, pe,tty officer, U. S. Navy, stationed at Pearl Harbor; Alfred F. De St. Jeor,' second .class petty officer, Daytona Beach Florida; Corp. Elmer Max De St. Jeor, U. S. Army, lngland; rs. Elmer (Ne-la (Ne-la Olive) Nelson of Los Angeles, Calif., Los and.Ireta De St. Jeor, Provo. Manpower Crisis To Be Discussed A meeting of chairman of man power planning committees for towns, throughout Utah ; county Will be held - this , evening at the jrovo7 office of thlf United States employment service in an attempt at-tempt to find ways and means of recruiting . sufficient industrial Workers for this arei, W. L. Mil-dehall, Mil-dehall, manager of the local office, of-fice, announced toda"y. "It is not the purpose of this program," -he emphasized, ,"to pi rate labor from any of the industries, indus-tries, agriculture, or processing plants in order to accomplish its purpose, but rather the purpose of the program. is one of replace ment and also of placing less es-, es-, sential people in essential Jobs, the hiring ot women wherever they con fit Into industry and. In general to find replacement for each and every employable person In, Utah county.' He pointed out that at present f many, people are engaged in purAI SUllS mat are not giving everything every-thing to the war effort that they should, and that it was a main concern .of the prograni .to enlist . such worxers in, aiaing ine cnucai 11 ' local manpower shortage; U. S. Air Force, Arnold Claims Union Locals Asked Costly U. S. Strike Dy UNITED PRESS .; The executive board of the Forerhen's Association . of America today directed locals to ballot on ending the strike which idled more thart. 75,000 automotive workers. after the head of .the army air forces said the strike was the most severe setback the air com mand has suffered. The FAA executive board an nounced at Washington that it had "unanimously directed offi cers of the six chapters of the association now on strike to at once call meetings of their members mem-bers for the purpose of immedi ate return to work." The total number of idle war workers in the nation neared 90,-000 90,-000 as FAA officials, represent ing 3,500 foremen whose strike impaired production in the vital Detroit area, appeared before the war labor board at Washington to explain their position. 11 Plants Cloed- The latest Detroit plant to b closed was the Briggs Manufac turing Co., where the ,army procurement pro-curement division said UN would not accept, war. materials manufactured manu-factured in the plant withou adequate ade-quate supervision. More than 16;000 workers were employed at the Briggs plant. The FAA strike closed 11 Michi gan plants and crippled work in 14 othera The locals of the FAA were expected to ballot tonight on ending the stoppage. 7 four additonal plants In Detroit De-troit closed today, while 3,000 employes em-ployes of the WorthJflgton Pump and Machinery Cov at Harrison, N. J., walked out fn an unauthorized unauthor-ized srike. The Cressona plant of the Aluminum Corporation of America atFottsville, Pa., was closed by a strike of 2,000 em ployes, over a wage dispute, and 3,000 employes of the Allentown. Pa;; Manufacturing Co. plant were out, but planned to vote on a back-to-work motion today. At Springfield. Hi., .450 AFL, ma chinists remained idle. Gen. H. H. Arnold, chief of the army air forces, speaking for the war department at the Washing ton WLB hearing, said the strike of the 3.500 foremen, forciner thousands of .others into Idftsness, had dealt his command "the most severe blow Since, its inception.". The FAA strike already has caused the loss of 250 P-51 fight er planes, Gen. Arnold said. Threatens Disaster- Chairman William H. Davis of the WLB told FAA officials that their conduct in Detroi ' leads sralght to disaster," and that, "in wartime, the whole of society ar raigns Itself against men who arej on striKe. Despite this, you folks .continue to strike." Rpar Admiral Ernest M. Pace. speaking for the navy told the board that "this production is! equally vital to the navy." "IX is affecting two of our planes one of which is a fighter, the spearhead of the attack in the Pacific, and the other an Improved Im-proved torpedo bomber," "Pace said. Arnold said that in many air operations the success or failure of the mission often is deter mined by the number of long- range fighters accompanying the bombers to protect them against enemy attack. ' "The strike definitely tells me I can't furnish furhter protection when and where I need it." Ar- ( Continued on Page Three) Soldier From Provo Of Allied Troop Ship Pvt. William L. "Bill Brandon," 36, previously reported missing in action since November 2, in the North Africa area, is now listed among those who perished when an allied troop ship was sunk, as the direct result of enemy acuon. Official word from the war department de-partment has been received by Mrs. Maurine Johnson Brandon of 354 North Eighth West street. . Brandon;, died November 27, according ac-cording to Monday's -telegram, which followed a letter received Mrch 27. The ship was struck at taigrht by the enemy and sank rapidly in a heavy sea, the letter: i . j J . Ar' t .1. ... . I. effort was made to rescue all on boardA many American soldiers were listed as missing. For reasons of military security, neither the name of the ship nor Other details were disclosed, but It was Indicated that the disaster occurred tA the European theater , a1f evere mow to nfast From Howitzer Punctures tar vy& 5t JX ft '-Xj It v Trainman Charles Farrlngton points Southern Pacific's crack; "Daylight Limited" after It arrived in San Fran cisco and Army bomb experts began, kipped car walls near San guis Obispo, FORT DOUGLAS, Utah, May 16 (UEV The shell which exploded ex-ploded near the Coastal Daylight Limited passenger train Friday near Camp Cook, Cal., was fired from a. 55MM Howitzer located east of the railroad, the Ninth Service Command public relations office here announced today. . V Roosevelt, Dewey Gain Additional Support From State Primaries By UNITED PRESS President Roosevelt and Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York gained additional support for the forthcoming presidential nominating conventions yesterday, returns from primaries in New Jersey and California showed today. In New Jersey, candidates pledged to support a fourth term for the president were uncontested for 40 seats and 34 votes at the Democratic national convention. Dewey picked up 35: potential votes in the New Jersey Republican Primary in a contest in wnicn the state GOP organization, primary in a contest in which headed by Gov. Walter E. Edge, piled up a more than five-to-one lead over a slate which "campaigned on a ''draft Dewey" campaign. Edge, former; oacaer or venueu i. uiukw, iras ... . . ...... . , . said he favored Dewey, but desired de-sired the state delegation to be uninstructed. Favor Fourth Term California's 58 delegates, with 52 votes, to the Democratic con- ventlon, favoring a fourth term for the president, Wepe unopposed, while a 50-member GOP delegation, delega-tion, also unopposed, was pledged to Gov. Earl Warren, as a favor- Killed in Sinking by Submarine and not In the North African area, as was previously announced. Pvt. Brandon, was born in Oklahoma, Aug. 20, 21907, and moved to Provo In 1935V with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brandon, Bran-don, who live here. He was. em ployed at the Mountain - Fuel and Supply company before entering the service Dec. 30, 1942. HeVwas with the army engineers and went overseas the last of"September.x M He married Maurine Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ike King, in Provo, April 15, 1937. Besides his wife and parents, he leaves four sisters and two broth ers, Mrs. Elmo Homer and Mrs. Ira Nelson of Pleasant Grove, Mrs. Mary Reynolds of Oklahoma cuy, Okla., and Mr- Rose Thompson of Wichita,, Kansas, Elmo ' Brahdon of the eastern states and Marion Brahdon California. of to Jagged holes in side of diner ot investigation of shell burst that Calif , injuring two women cooks. .v , .' barren, however was not an announced candidate f or the presidential nomination; but he has been mentioned frequently frequent-ly as a possible running mate for Dewey, and his delegates were ex- . . A.' . . . 4Un Vft.1, I . t 1 1 1 1 if, nuuuuiL Liic iicn v.n ,,.. viivr ii ii ii Hiiri lii;: auat.- uouul ai..' the convention. The Democratic state committee commit-tee in Delaware closed a meeting last night by instructing its eight-member delegation to . -t ' m a ' . w. port Mr. Roosevelt for a fourth term. ! Montana political parties, clos- ing a two-day convention, pledged 10 delegates to the president and eight for Dewey. In all. President Roosevelt added 104 convention votes to swell his total to "788 199 more than necessary for nomination. Dewey added 93 pledged and potential po-tential delegates to give him a possible 529 delegates on the first or second ballots at the Republican Republi-can convention, only one vote shy of nomination. In New Jersey returns frOm 2,-157 2,-157 of 3,645 precincts gave the Republican organization delegates at-largc slate, headed .by Edge, 115,378 votes, compared with 20,-186 20,-186 for the opposing slate headed TERRIFIC SABOTAGE REPORTED IN DENMARK CHICAGO. May 17 (UE'Ter- rific sabotage" is going jeh in Nazi- occupied Denmark, .according to Jean Hersholt, fimvactor, who now is devotme his lull time to Dan ish. relief. "Kine Christian is a virtual told unicago com-. munitvand war fund officials here lasMilght, "But they stui managef carry on sabotage, uney sun ire fighting- mar one aay uen- mark may again be free." Allies Press msf in Burma Jap Armored Columns Break Into Walled City of Loyang By UNITED PRESS - Allied troops, battling through the first heavy monsoon mon-soon rains, pressed a general offensive against the weak ening Japanese positions in Burma today, while poorly- equipped and outnumbered Chinese forces fought des perately to halt a Westward-bound Westward-bound enemy drive that threatened threat-ened to lay open all of central China's airfields and supply lines. Chinese sources reported that powerful Japanese armored columns col-umns had broken into the ancient walled city of Loyang la north western Honan province after a week-long battle at the city crates. r Bitter street fighting was in progress in Loyang, but the fall' of the city appeared imminent, opening the way for a general Japanese, drive westward into Shensi province and possibly Into Szechwan, seat of the Chinese government at Chungking. Gaining Ground Chinese forces In western Yunnan Yun-nan province, however, were re ported gaining " ground in their thrust toward the Burma border. aided by American 14th air forte bombers. - . ' fS ChTncis r pedltionary force reached the Shweh river at Chiatou, i only 16 miles east of the border and other .columns drove to' within striking distance of Lunling and Tegchung, two key Japanese strongholds on the old Burma road. . Inside Burma, Lt. Gen. Joseph W.- Stilwell's Chinese troops mopped mop-ped up isolated Japanese units caught behind their forward lines In the Mogaung valley and fan ned out on both sides of the val ley road for a front assault on Kamaing. The first monsoon storms were reported hampering ground action there and in eastern India; where British Imperial forces- pushed the Japanese back further from Johlma and Imphal. The central Pacific ; campaign was highlighted by a record two- day aerial bombardment of Jalui atoll in the Marshall by Am can warplanes. Virtually all types ofyplanes from the army, navy, and marine corps Joined in attacking Jaluit Sunday and Monday; A total of 284 sorties was carried out as the planes dropped240 tons of bombs On the atoll in the heaviest raid on the Marshalls since the invasion invas-ion of Kwajalein in January. Other units also hit three additional addi-tional Japanese positions in the Marshalls, Apparently Mill, Wotje, and Maleolap, while bombers from , the centn and outh pacjfic -t .tacked the Carolines bases, of Truk, Puluwat, and Woleai. Allied planes laso ranged along the northern Dutch New Guinea coast, dropping 200 tons of bombs on th WnkdfUrml r. lift ' - wwa miles west of Hollandla, In the third straight day of attacks, and hitting Biak Island in the Schou-en Schou-en group in Geelvink Bay. Fighter sup-fP,anes sht down five of 20 ene- mv inrnrAnf a ta T2lal ' U out loss to the Allied force. A navy search plane from the Aleutians raided Shumushu in the northern Kurile islands for, the second successive day Sunday without Opposition. ' Tax Assessmen Officials Visi Plant at Geneva California: and Utah tax offlc ials today visited the Geneva Steel plant to conduct a tax as ent survey. I e official met In Salt Lake City yesterday In an attempt to rainy assess the Geneva plant and the.Keyser Steel plant n Fontana, Cal. The two plants , may become competitive after the war and unfair un-fair taxation of either plant would put it at a disadvantage. The' greatest problem ,is that of differentiating 5 between real and personal property, personal property at the Geneva plant Is tax exempt because the plant Is owned by the Defense Plant Corporation, Cor-poration, a government agency, The Fontana factory, on the oth er hand, is privately owned. Drive Aga Japs Allied Preparations ForIiivLBton Complete Declare Nazi Sources ' s ' . ' ' ' ' Gelroansvanlily i Acknowledge "No. One Can Predict Outcome;" American Troops Confined To Barracks Por 24-Hour Period fy ROBERT DOWSON United Press Staff Correspondent LONDON, May 17 Nazi sources said today that Allied preparations for an invasion of western Europe were "almost complete" apd frankly acknowledged that no one could predict Jts outcome. . , American xtroops throughout Britain were confined to their barracks for 24 hours ended last midnight, while Allied military and civilian police made a check-up of men in American uniforms in an effort to weed oat absentees, deserters, non - soldiers, and possible Axis agents in advance ad-vance of the "big push." Buses, automobiles, trucks, and jeeps were halted, in Lon- rtnn and a 11 nrnvlnrlal r)t! and Wl uniformed pSssenger. caUed upon to show their credentials. Many persons wearing' civilian clothes, but with American accents,- also were questioned. Ho tels were checked. Axis commentators dropped their previous boastful claims of certain victory and instead warned soberly that Axis Europe faces its severest trials. All said the expected Allied landing was "hear." Radio Paris quoted a high-rank ing German officer as saying that the zero hour in the west is 'apt Ahead of Schedule By WATER CRONKJTE United Press War Correspondent LONDON, May 17 flJJE) Mill- tary observers said today that the Allied air offensive' softening western Europe for Invasion is rar ahead of schedule, despite a four-day four-day -lull enforced by bad weather. Speedy Mosquito combers of tne Royal Air Force kept the cam- Russian Concentrating By HARRISON SALISBURY United Press War Correspondent OSCOW, May 17 (UJJ)-rA Ger man attempt to oomp oviet troop formations on the Etsonian front indicated today that the Red army may "be massing its northern forces for a renewed drive on Narva and Tallinn in conjunction with a summer offen sive along the entire eastern front. . Disclosure ' of the concentration of, Russian troops at Estonia followed fol-lowed reports that the Red arniy was massing huge laiul forces behind be-hind the central- front, drawing seasoned fighters' from the Cri mea and lower Ukraine and reserves re-serves from the interior for what was expected to be a decisive bat tle on the plains of Poland; (The German Transocean News Agency said the Soviet troop movements -and concentrations dicated that the summer offen sive would be launched Itan eously in several sectors. The Germans threw a large formation of planesfhtp the attempted at-tempted attack op Russian fliers on the EstoniajvYront, but a com . munique saidSoviet ,-niersvsnot down 15 ofthe enemy -planeS in repulsingthe raiders before they reachecrthe targets. . communique also disclosed Russian planes struck -be- d the enemy lines for the fifth successive night to hit' the rail way junction of Polotsk, in north western white Kussia, Monday night,- while Red. army tank forces turned back a hew series of German attacks yesterday on the Soviet brldgehtad pn the west bank of the lower Dnester river. Troops World-Wide Economic Security After The War Voiced as President Roosevelt today vOlcedl a determination that world-wide "economic security and opportunity" oppor-tunity" shall be the central aim of "our International economic deliberations? looking toward the postwar world. Mr. Roosevelt outlined his post-. war economic outlook for a group of 150 delegates representing 44 countries who attended the 26th meeting of tne international ja- hnr f fle in PhiladelDhia. The delegates crowded into the prepara- ''There is a likelihood that the outcome of the war will be decided de-cided in the "west this umraer," the officer added. Jean Paauis, another Paris ?tator, --ct he previously oftea had joked about weather inter! rtng with Allied operations. "This rtime, however.'" he said, 'T firmly believe we are near the zero houn and nobody can foresee the consequences.' . A Moscow radio commentator predicted that Germany's Atlantic wall would collapse when-Anglo-American land arid sea forcesopen their .drive against It He s'ad the Red armv's successful thrust through the fortifications ringing Sevastopol. proved that any fortified for-tified line can be smashed. Despite Veather .palgn alive during the night by I braving: the gales which have grounded the reat aerial fleetsi to crash perhaps 100 tons of ex- plosives on Berlin, rasping uie nerves of the Nazi captial. . -Again today the storm-lashed skies were clear of the air fleets which, in a month of non-stop attack, at-tack, planted nearly 85,000 tons of bombs ort Nazi strongholds from Czechoslovakia and Poland to the channel coast. While delays fa aerial preparations prepar-ations noimally might interfere seriously with an invasion timetable, time-table, military observers said the unprecedented campaign certainly certain-ly had put the Allied air program well ahead of schedule. air command was given four weeks of nearly perfect fly ing conditions. Until the weather closed in over the continent Sunday, Sun-day, the American and British forces were able to maintain constant con-stant pressure on the west wall and its feeder bases. This weather .''break" for the Allies was regarded as far. better than " the '. most optimistic forecaster fore-caster could have predicted. There was no tendency toward over-optimism, however, and observers recognized that' the present weather- crimp was playing into the hands of ho Nazis. The pressure on German de fenses and f acuities to the rear mow had been eased .for 9 hours fourdays in which skilled repair crews working day and night prob- aoiy resiorea 10 some degree oi . . . . - . . . efficiency many or the rail imics broken in the previous month. The lull also gave the Germans time to reform and. regroup both air and ground . . defenses ' for the next phase of the p re-invasion aerial campaign. On the other side of the ledger; it had given the Allies time similarly sim-ilarly to marshal their forces -for a resumption of the .onslaught. CORRESPONDENT WITH THl! FIFTH ARMY, Italy, May 17 (HP) Frederick Faust, Harper's magazine correspondent corres-pondent who was Killed while ac companying American Infantry men Thursday, night, was buried. yesterday fa a military cemetery at tne lower end of tneGariguano vauey. i ; Roosevelt Ideal v. president's office to hear him en 4orsethe specific terms of their. postwar declaration drafted fa Philadelphia and express the hope that within a short time the terms Wpuld be "whole-heartedly endorsed by all of the United Nations." Na-tions." The president said the fundamental funda-mental principle of tbeILO deer laratton, "poverty anywhere constitutes con-stitutes a - danger to prosperity everywhere." should be recognized fby the entire world and that "this proachlng, with Allied tions almost complete." Gust sv Line Defense Cut An 1f Aa KwmrOh VII i iuci German Defenses Fromf Gustav Line to Coast Smashed by the Allies !'f. -It,' Bv RETNOOLDS PACKARD 1 Coifed Press War Corresnondeni ALLIED HEADQUAR TERS, NAPLES, May 17 a The Fifth army has reached the Adolf Hitler line, be lieved the last fortified bar rier to the Roman plains, at key points along a five to six- all Gustav line defenses from the - Liri river to the sea, it Was- dis closedtoday. !, While the Fifth army advanced! nearly thrie miles to contact the)' outposts Of the Hitler line, th British Eighth army deepened ltsj : bridgehead across the Rapldo riyer to perhaps 5000 yards, seized . tJIJS line across the Liri valley, and pushed to within a mile of th German's only escape road from Cassino. - ' - Germans Retreating (A German communique said Nazi troops were carrying putl "disengaging , , movements accord ing to plan" on the- main Italian front in fighting reminiscent of the "great defensive battles of tha last world war." Mounting Allied ' artillery fire- irom the Anna beachhead, the communique added "leads to the expectation that aT large-scale' attack will be, launch ed there soon, as Well.") . (The GermanHcohtrolIed Paris n4U Mu.t - k A n'mm A.iW Tttchleved a local break-through 1 the un vauey, where tne eigntnv. army was said to be attempting to cut the Cassino road,) '. Though the Germans were cling ing tenaciously to the northern; end of the Gustav line, hinged od 1 Cassino, Gen. Sir Harold R. L. G, Alexander's sixth communique on the "On-to-Hbme" offenslvb said. British and' Indian troops had. evicted the enemy from "most ot - his original positions ' In the Liri valley. 1 ' American divisions under the ; field command of Maj. Gef. Geoffrey Geof-frey Keyes, including some- re ceiving" their first combat expert ence, drove miles west from, Spigno at the lower end of the Garlgliano ; valley and seized M(t; San AngeloJ a 4500-foot peak over looking the Hitler line. . : Contact Hitler Une : v The advance brought the Amer icans to the outer defenses of tb . line itself at the westernmost point yet reached by the Allied forces in their six-day-old off ert sive. Some six miles to. the north' French elements of the fifth army contacted the Hitler line at th . base of Mt. D'Oro after an ad vance of more than 4000 yards-over yards-over two ! miles southwest front San Giorgio toward Esperia. one ! of the main strongholds in the Una" and believed the site of German, headquarters for the area. , ', '1 The French overwhelmed bitr ter enemy resistance in their pusbV along the San Giorgio-Esperis, road, which they peneterated as), far- as the crossroads at. Collo Ciarciera .two mUes northeast of moving west from Ausonia seized highground, Including Mt. Chia- ft- War lp Bri By UNITED PRESS Italy Fifth army reache Adolf Hitler line, beUeved last fortified barrier to Roman plains, at key points along five-mile front after smashing Gustav line . de fenses from Liri river to sea. : Air Speedy British MoS - quitoes carry on air offensive dropping blockbusters on Berlin , while bad weather keeps -RAP. heavy bombers' groxuided. ( Russia German attempt 'to bomb Soviet troops on Estonian front Indicates Red army may be massing northern forces for re- newed drive on Narva and Tallinn? in conjunction with summer of fenslve on easter front. -' Paclfic-r-Allied bombers .' mak new attacks in Pacific,' ooncenf tratlng on two-day assault Of Jalr' uit atoU Jn Marshalls. r Tasrosiavia Yugoslav rarusn ahs capture village of Miholoart mx&Aestrav ehemv stronsroomf lnr Zasrorie area. 30 miles southeaiL of-Fiume. j t Kyf' Barma Lt Gen. StilweU'i Chinese - forces fan out on both?, sides of Mogaung valley for ; frontal attack1 on enemy bass at I Kamaing. ; , - r x4 China Japanese forces -; breast -Into ancient walJed, Uy; of1 Loypy anar in northwestern Honaii prowA tod. !'. . fJ 1 '. V. -V .