11th Rains onTrapped Nips
By RAY CRONIN
Associated Press War Editor
American paratroops were thrown into the battle for the Cagayan valley of the northeast Philippines Monday as Yanks led guerrillas fought against furious Japanese counter-attack!to hold a strategic town in the heart of that Nippon stronghold.
The Americans used gliders for the first time in the Southwest Pacific to land supplies, jeeps and other equipment for the paratroops
On other Pacific-Asiatic fronts Allied forces scored important gains. Chinese troops on the Asiatic mainland were within 175 miles of Shanghai, Veteran Australian forces advanced deeper into the great ^oil fields on Borneo's west coast.
As the final battle for the Cagayan country took form against an estimated 20,000 trapped Japanese. Gen. Douglas MacArthur rushed hundreds of battle-seasoned troops of the 11th Airborne division into the northern part of the valley to Join other Yank and guerrilla forces there.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 24 —(UP)—
Statesmen of 50 nations appraised the United Nations conference today as a success — it has produced a charter for a new world league.
The task is finished. Only a two-day whirl of formalities for the conference — a plenary
session tomorrow for final approval of the charter text, the signing of the document by delegates who drafted It, a round of speeches Tuesday.
President Truman flies In from his Pacific Northwest vacation spot late tomorrow to look In
on the ceremonies and brlng the conference to a conclusion with a congratulatory address
late Tuesday afternoon,
Except for a comma to be inserted or a word changed here and there, work on the charter is complete. A steering committee of all conference delegation chiefs saw to that last night.