Stilwell Case Explained
OGDEN CITY, UTAH. TUESDAY EVENING. OCTOBER .31. 1944
Nazis Fleeing Maas,
20,000 for Defense
SUPREME HEADQUARTERS,AEP, PARIS, Oct. 31 (UP)—
Allied armies brought the battle of southwest Holland near a victorious end today when British troops reached the Maas northwest of Tilburg and Canadian forces stormed the last nazi pockets athwart the sea lane to Antwerp.
Lieutenant General Sir Miles C. Dempsey's units drew up on the south, bank of the lower Maas' above Apelle, 12 1/2 miles northwest of Tilburg, and Raamsdonk, three and one-half miles to the west, after the collapse of the 55- mile German line below the river.
Front dispatches said all but 10,000 to 20,000 of the Germans in the Maas salient had fled across the river, leaving only rear guards to fight a delaying action.
Nazis In Full Retreat
Boyd Lewis, United Press .war correspondent with the Canadian First army, reported the Germans were pulling back so fast that their Polish, Canadian, American and Dutch pursuers had lost contact with the nazis in the soggy lowlands.
Leyte and Samar
Naval Defeat Costs
Japs 35,000 on
64 Sunken Warships
GEN. MAC ARTHUR'S HEADQUARTERS,
Leyte,Oct. 31 .(UP) —
American troops pushed through the Leyte valley to within 10 miles of the west coast today against dwindling Jap resistance'
which appeared to have broken down everywhere except before Ormoc, head of a westward ferry line to Cebu island.
(Brig. Gen. Charles P. Romulo, resident commissioner of the Philippines, said in a broadcast to the Philippines people from Leyte today that American and Filipino troops has "reconquered all of Leyte and Samar," but did not elaborate. The broadcast was recorded by FCC monitors.)
Gen Douglas MacArthur was understood to be hard at work on plans for forthcoming operations in the Philippines, designed to exploit fully the initial success on Leyte.
Supplies Pour Ashore
As the Yanks struck westward in a 70 - mile - an - hour typhoon, thousands of tons of ammunition, rations and clothing poured ashore on Leyte. American fighters hovered almost constantly overhead, and there was no Jap interference. Indicative of the mounting air strength, several types of planes in addition to the Lockheed Lightnings in action for the last few days now were shuttling through the Philippine skies.
NEW DELHI, Oct. 31 (AP) —
The removal of General Joseph W. Stilwell as commander in the China-India^Burma. theatre, it can be reported today, resulted from. a combination of- strategy and-"diplomacy such as could arise only in the Orient. It is possible only today to get further details passed through censorship
The abrupt new shaping ol the whole American position in this part of the world war front began with the arrival in Chungking two months ago of Major General Patrick Hurley and Donald M. Nelson, both carrying vast powers designed
to .get from China some solid commitments for increased cooperation with America in the war against Japan. _
The Associated Press is informed that the commitments were given virtually under threat of American withdrawal of her support of Chiang's government.
In turn, the Associated Press was informed under circumstances leaving no doubt as to its accuracy, a last minute -softening in the
American attitude resulted in an agreement for the withdrawal of Stilwell as supreme commander in the C-B-I theatre as a face-saving and pacifying gesture demanded by the generalissimo.
CHUNGKING, Oct. 31 (AP)—
Jap troops advancing on a wide arc against Kweilin, defense pivot of southeast China, have hammered to within six miles. east, six miles northeast and nine and one-half miles southeast of .the Kwangsi province capital, the Chinese acknowledged