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PAGE SIX THE HUTCHINSON, KANSAS,, NEW, MONDAY, JANUARY 26. .1942 Commodities To New Peaks Urans. Corn und Rye Arc Leaders Chicago (/Pi—Highest prlccsi since 1B37 were posted in the grain and soybean futures pits here toclny as tine market continued its war-inspired upward push. Beans were the highest on record, oats the highest in 14 i years. Soybeans, up as much as 4 renti, lo above 52.04, led the adv.mcc.' Corn and rye were up about 2 cents at times, wheat « cent and oats fractions'. The upturn in wheat was restricted by largo receipts of grain at toi initials, including some that has been scored under government loans. Industrial demand for such com- curnities as soybeans, corn and rye, due to requirements for oil, starch and alcohol, was an important bullish force, in the market. Processors of beans and corn were reported working at or near capacity to meet requirements. Late profit taking reduced the maximum sains in all pits butj wheat closed Is-'4 higher than Saturday, May S1.33 > 4->>>, July $1,343,4; coin 1 i- .'1 higher. May flO-ls-i), Juiy flZU-'i; oats un changed to l-i up. rye 2-2',4 high er, May 0H»-; soy beans l^-S^i higher, May $2.01 Vi. Wheat futures purchases Satur day 5,484,000 bushels; week ago' 2,677,000; year ago 5,696,000. Open interest in wheat Saturday totaled 36,400,000 bushels; in corn 61,696,000 and in soybeans 6, 525,000. Grain Markets Hutchinson Grain Carlot cash wheat was quoted today at the Hutchinson Board of Trade as '.i up to 1 lower. Closing Vi up lo n 4 lower. Corn was quoted unchanged to 1 i,j up. The basis was called unchanged to 1 lower, decline on light test high protein. Demand was fair. Sales of 23 cart were posted. Receipts were 64 cars. Today's sales, Kansas City basis: lcir 1 hd rii .1.2 St. 2<i\ 1 car 2 (id a*.!} l.lls* 1 cur 2 dk MM l.i!7«« 1 car 2 hd Mi .s 1 car 2 hd ;VJ.:J l .Srfu 1 tar 2 hd iilM 1 2 fata 2 hd 09.t J.l'fU 1 ti: 2 hd ., , .W'j 1 .2(3^ 3 cart 2 l.d 2 2 r ,^ 1 Clr 2 h<l ,V>.S l.!5\ ? can i' l,i 1 car 2 i.d .V.O 3.2&*i 1 t«r : J dk ST.T 1 1 enr* 3 I :-v-l 1 2*',, 1 car 3 hrt 2.6 rvp -l.l.o 1 .25*, 1 car 3 hd sa.O 1 .2 .1 U 1 car 4 hd SS.n 1 .2SV leu 4 hd M.S 1.21W Grain Receipts WHEAT—Hutchinson today 64 week ago 86, year go 36; Wichita 73; Kansas City, 213; Salina, 25 Omaha, 68; St. Louis, 31; Chicago, 38; Minneapolis, 486; Winnipeg 630; Duluth, 60. CORN—Kansas City, 221; Chicago, 495 Omaha, 215; St. Louis, 13D. OATS—Kansas City, 3; Chicago, 69; Omaha, 21; St, Louis, 11. Kansas City Cash Kansas City (fl 3 )—WHEAT—213 cars, \k lower to *!i higher; No. 2 dark hard 1.271 -4 -1.30; No. 3, 1.25%-1.29ti: No. 2 hard 1.25 Vi- 1.28H; No. 3, 1.24-1.28%; No. 2 red 1.26V«; No. 3, 1.25%-%. CORN—221 cars, unchanged to 1 higher; No. 2 white nom. 89- 92VJ,; No. 3^,87; No. 2 yellow nom. Cornell & Company Accountant! b Andltort Hutchinson, Kansas Telephones 160 and 161 Staff: Eleven Accountants Federal and fitate Income Tax ntttuni, Social BMOrity, Salca In, and Simitar Retnrna rrepared STATE NOW SHOWING • Call 681 for Snow runes • Joan Bennett • Franchot Tone in • "SHE KNEW ALL THE • ANSWERS" J —PLUS— • Tyrone Power • Dorothy Lamour in • "JOHNNIE APOLLO" • and News Range of futures rumtanta oy woioott A Ur.coln. lot WHIT B/d(. nana** C'tty Wheat May July Sept. rrav. erne . 1 2 «s I.WH Open 1.27'1 1.27S Hleh 1.27 1.27-i Ln«- I.JU'A 1.27H close 1.28H 1.27% Kanta* City Corn May July Sept. Prev elate «t : . ««'» open «V4 ."7 Hleh ««>> .»• Lew as Close HSU ,e«:, Chlraan Wheal May July Sept. Prtv. clone I ,13"i 1.3C4 l.J« Oprn I.33'» 1.31\ Mill Hiah I.J3-« t.:i*!i i.:t«'« Urn- I.;i2', l.il'i i.:tm4 Cloer 1.33!j I.'IIS 1.38>.i Chlraer, f'«m MAT July Sept. Prev. close eps .03 Open 89", .«1\ .P3'fc Hlch lir* .XIH .94':, Low »»\ .'41V, ,93't Clone '.I0 <i -02V .M\ Chlesan tiean* May July sept rrev. cWe l.PB 20Oi> Oprn I.PB 2.00 \ lU«b 2.D2--J 2.DIS Low 1.48 2 UU\ t'lolfl 2.01U 2.02>,» rhkflBo (>nta May Jule sept, Prev. cloee S9 T , ,S9\ .59*4 To.lny clone 60'.4 .60 ,aH\ t'tilraait lt>o May July Sept. Prev, cjofr ap^ ,9314 ,941, Today clone 91\ .v *'4 .96*4 .Minneapolis t'.heat May July Sept. Prev. clone 1.27S 1.29S l.30>» Today clone ., l.iT;« i.'-PH 1.31 82-84; No. 3, 81-83'i; No. 2 mixed 81=4; No. 3 nom. 79-82. OATS—3 cars; t 4 lower to U higher; No. 2 white nom. 56 3 /i- 58V4; No. 3 nom. 54',4-57 : l4. MILO MAI2,E~Nom. 1.161.25. KAFIR—Nom. 1.16-1.26. RYE—No, 2, 84. BARLEY—No. 2. 65 !4. No. 1 hard and dark hard wheat Vi under to 5 cents over May; No. 2 hard and dark hard 114-4'A over; No. 1 red wheat even to 314 over; No. 2 red 1 under to 3 over; No. 2 white corn 4-6 over; No. 2 yellow corn 214314 under; No. 2 mixed corn 3144 under. Visible Grain Supply New YorTc (fl 3 )—Visible supply of American grain showed the following changes from a week ago (in bushels): wheat decreased 1,866,000; corn increased 987,000; oats decreased 389,000; rye decreased 142,000; barley decreased 262,000, Produce Markets Kansas City Produce Kansas City [/P) —EGGS—32^- 33V4. POULTRY — Hens 14-18V4; broilers 15-17; springs 12V4-1814; old roosters and stage 1314-14V4; geese 10V4; ducks 12-15; torn turkeys 1514-2014; hen turkeys 19 2214. BUTTERFAT—No, 1 31; cream ery butter 3414. Traders Are Selective Favnccd Slintrs Bid To Higher Ground New York (.T)—The stock market took the offensive on the recovery front today and selected rails, steels, sugars, tobaccos and assorted specialties scored gains of factions lo more than 3 points. While extreme advances were shaded in some cases nl the close, and minus signs continued to cling to a number of issues, the trend generally was upward. The list displayed improved inclination, at the start. Transfers approximated 600,000 shares. The war news was mostly on the side of bullish forces, with American-Dutch bombers and submarines smashing at Japanese ships in the far Pacific and the Reds swarming over the Nazis in Russia. Brokers credited the largest portion of the day's bidding, however, to individual earnings prospects and the growing belief the market had retreated far enough to dig in for a good rally if developments half-way warranted. Spurring speculative sentiment also was a jump in cotton futures to new 12-year high marks. Soy beans established a new record peak and hogs advanced as much as 25 cents to the best January levels in 15 years. Cotton, in late trades, was up $1 to $1.50 a bale. Markets At a (Jlance Stock Quotations r-ltrnlaaed by 14. o. csrutopoae Co.. 811 Wiley Bids. Chicago Produce Chicago —POULTRY—Live, 12 trucks; steady; hens, 2014; Leghorn hens 1614; broilers, 2^4 lbs. and. down, 17-18; springs, 4 lbs. up 22-2314; under 4 lbs. 18-20; bareback chickens 14-18; roosters 1514, Leghorn roosters 1414; ducks 27-2014; geese 17-18; turkeys, toms, old IB, young, 21, hens, old 24, young 26; capons 26, slips 22. Dressed poultry market unchanged. BUTTER _ Receipts 503.B74 steady, creamery, 93 score 35^43614. 92, 351/4; 01, 34>4; 90, 34',4 89, 34; 88, 33Vi; 90 centralized carlots 34^4. Butter futures closed: Jan. 33.95; Feb. 34.50. EGGS—Receipts 5,310; firm; fresh graded, extra firsts, local 34%; cars 34»i; firsts, local 34, cars 34, current receipts 33Vi; dirties 3114, checks 30^. Egg futures closed: Jan. 34.00 Feb. 32.25. IRIS NOW SHOWING Call 6107 lor Ebon Tlmea • • Jon Hall Harold Hubcr in "KIT CARSON" —ALSO— Three Stooges In "HOW HIGH IS UP" F- O X ~S«w bhcmliir— "HKL-LZAPOPPIX" Starling Olfcrn und John •011 —rhi»— THE FOX HOC|l Sea SINUS I). J. COLLINS In our lobby— HV» Nutt, Too! STRAND .N'uir Khtmlny Mudrlvlne Caiml) btlr|iii| IlajUoii In "BAHAMA PASSAGE" bbuHii l :6u 4lift lUii 10:00 —I'liu— C«ft*x Mouwro—Carole LumlU In "GhNilJiMAN AT HKAHT" MIDEAND .»HM anoMIn* »~MUST HUN IKAirilCM 1 . qaqs Autr?—fiinllr-y Murnetta "COWBOY SERENADE" Co-lill JTftdtUe Hurlliolonww Jlnuny Lydort "CAUKTH ON I'AHAUtl" Chicago Potatoes Chicago (rP) —(USDA)—POTATOES—Arrivals 269; 505 on track; total US shipments Saturday 878, Sunday 40; supplies heavy, demand lair, market 'steady; Idaho Russet Burbanks US No. 1, 2,953.00; Nebraska Bliss Triumphs US No. 1, 2.60-7214; Colorado Red McClures US No. 1, 2.55-65; Min nesota and North Dakota Bliss Triumphs US commercials 1.95 2.25; Cobblers US commercials, 2.00. Chicago Provisions Chicago (/P) — Close —LARD— March 12.35; May. 12.57; July 12.77. Local Markets Ifncaa paia Dy lotiaj Duyarat aautfll prlcaa, oi cooraa. a/* blftoar.) Grain WHEAT—1.12 and 1.11. SHORTS—(selling price) 1.80. BRAN—(selling price) 1.70. Produce EGGS—Firsts, 30; pullet, 25. BUTTERF AT—36-33. POULTRY — Heavy hens 18; medium 16; light 14; springs 13-11. Announoln* KONKAD C. BECK * CO, Now UcatM At to* rUtST NATIONAL BANK MJDO. Phone 3493 Accounting AnaUlflg J/4dera! aar suit laconic Tax karrtn Social bwtirlty Tai Bala Taa WHEN IT'S TIME TO MOVE Think of CODY Rftlpb Cody. Owner 707 So. Main Phont 219 Ar avrraar- ao atockn ,, American Can A. T. A T Anaconda Copper Armour 111 A. T. A S. F Bethlehem steel Cheaapeake A Ohio Chrysler Columbia Can A Electric Commontrvnuh Edlaoa . Consolidated Oil Corn Products Curl Ha Wrlahl Doualax Alrcralt Du Pont Eastman Kodak General Electric General Foods General Motors Goodyear T A R 111. Central Inll. Hart-ester Intl. Shoe Johns Manvllle Kennecotl Copper Lion Oil Ma Loew'a Martin, G. L Montgomery Ward Nash Kelvlnator N'atlonal Biscuit National Can National Dalrv National Distillers N. y. Central North Amerlcao Aviation North American Co. ... Paramount Pictures ... Penney. J. c Penn. R. R. Pepsi Cola Phillips Pet Radio Corp St. Joseph Lead Sears Roebuck Shell Union Oil Southern Pacific Standard Oil Ind Rtandard Oil N, J Studebalcer Swift A Co Texas Corp. United Airline. United Aircraft U. s. stee) Western Union Western Electric A Mfa. Woolworth Jan. 28 Close 3B.D .... M!i ....127 54 .... 2S'» 3', Net Change + .4 31'« 53% ... fl" ...130 ...13V Vi ...28 ... 36 33 l: .... .... 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Agr.)—HOGS—3800; fairly active, uneven 10-25 higher mostly 15-20 higher than Friday's average; top 11.65; good to choice 170-280 lbs. 11.40-11.60; 270-330 lbs. 11.00-11.40; sows 10.10-10.65; stock pigs 11.00 down. CATTLE—15,000; calves 1000; tew scattered sales fed steers early steady to strong; early sales she stock mostly steady; generally bidding around 25 lower on fed heifers and good cows; bulls weak to 25 lower; vealers steady; stocker and feeder classes generally steady; choice light weight fed steers 13.75; few medium to good steers 10.25-12.00; choice 881 lb. heifers 12.75; few medium to good cows 8.25-9.50; cutter to common grade cows 7.00-8.00; good to choice vealers 12,00-14.00, a few 14.50; medium to choice stockers and feeders 9.25-11.50. Fed steers closed uneven; gen erally steady to strong; sizable supply unsold late; some weakness on good cows, otherwise she stock mostly steady; stocker and feeder classes steady; spots were strong on strictly good to choice yearling stockers; choice 1020 lb. yearling fed steers 13.75; choice mixed yearlings 13.65; choice heifers 13.00; strictly good- 1235 lb, Kansas steers, 12.50. Choice 1470 lb. Missouri steers 12.25; medium to good short fed steers fairly numerous from 10.00-50, SHEEP—7500; no early sales; opening bids lower on slaughter lambs asking full steady; best held above 12.00, Killing classes closed, fully steady; no desirable weight good to choice weight fed lambs offered; top wheat pasture lambs 12.00; 103 lb. averages at the price; many loads medium to good kinds 11.00-65; top natives 11,85; New York Stock, firm; rails, special- tics lean forward. Bonds, higher; carriers continue advance. Cotton, strong; trade and commission house buying, Chlrniio Wheat, higher; borrowed strength from rye, corn and soybeans. Corn, higher; good shipping demand; government raises price. Hogs, 15-25 higher; top at $11.90; trade influenced bby favorable price control developments. Cattle, strong to 25 higher; small receipts. bulk good lo choice trucked in lots 11.75; top ewes 6.00. Wichita Livestock Wichita (/P) —USDA)—CATTLEj —2,900, including 300 calves; slow but about steady on all classes;! early sales medium to good light! steers, yearlings and heifers 9.50 10.50, some held above 11.00; most] beef cows 7.25-8.75. canners and cutters 5.50-7.00; sausage bulls] 8.50-9.75; top vealers 13.00; most! good to choice heavy calves 9,00 10.00; medium to good light stock steers and yearlings 8.50-10.50 few yearlings 11.00 and above. HOGS—1,500; slow, early sales 10-15 higher; bulk gor.d and choice 1B0-250 lb. butchers 11.45-55, top 11.60 to small packers; few 260 350 lbs. 10.75-11.40. sows 10.00 40, few light sows 10.50; stock pigs scarce. SHEEY—800. receipts include] one load ted Texas lamb;., balance mostly trucked in native lambs; market not established. Lambs closed mostly 25 lower, bulk good and choice trucked in natives 11.00-25; few lots medium to good 9.50-10,75; choice 87 lb. fed Texas lambs 11.60; ewes steady, 5.75 down. General Markets Crude Oil Market Tulsa, Okla., (/P)—Base crude oil prices: Mid-Continent Area Illinois—$1.37. Oklahoma - Kansas — Gravity scale 85c to $1.25. North, North Central and West Central Texas—Gravity scale 81c to S1.21. East Texas—$1.15. West Texas—Gravity scale 70c to $1.12. North Louisiana, Arkansas; Gravity scale 68c to $1.30. Rocky Mountain Area Salt Creek, Wyo.—Gravity scale 96c to $1.20. Eastern Area. Pennsylvania grade—Bradford- Allegheny)—$2.75. Same grade in Southwest Penn- sylavnia lines—$2.40. Same grade in Eureka lines— $2.34. Corning—$1.31. Wool Boston (/P) —(USDA)—There was very little demand today for domestic wools in the Boston market. Inquiries were mostly for small quantities of fine territory wool at $1.10-1.13 scoured basis for wools of average to good French combing length. Fine combing Ohio Delaine were quoted mostly 45-47 cents in the grease or about $1.14-1.16 scoured basis. Smith Has Decided What He'll Build Isadore Smith, who lost a bout with the city commission Friday when he failed to specify what he planned to build on East E just off Main street, apparently has found out the kind of a structure he desires. He took out a building permit today for a lumber yard at 707 South Walnut—at Avenue G and out of the fire district. The permit was for $300. Oscar E. Young also secured a $500 per mit for a dry cleaning structure for the Ineeda Laundry, 323 West Fifth. Daily Transcript ALL TYPES INSURANCE W« 8pecl»llM In Automobile Inguranr* 0»« Out RtttOJ QoodpMter Itu. Agency tl EM* tn* rttse* lit Births Mr. and Mrs, Orville Showalter, 539 East C, a son, Jan. 24, Grace hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Herbel. Lyons, a daughter, Jan. 25, Grace hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gray, 1603 East Sixth, a son, Jan. 25, Grace hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Jake Enns, 805 East Ninth, a son, Jan. 25, Grace hospital. Marriage Licenses Marvin Z. Miller, 29, Wichita; Eileen L. Marr, 18, Wichita. Strasscr Not To Talk Here ti.\'Nazi Chieftain Barred Frotn tJ. S. Whether to bask or wriggle In the reflected " notoriety of Otto Strnsser, retugce German lender, was the question lor Hutchlnpoh Teachers club officials today. Strasscr was to have spoken at the high school next Monday night: under joint auspices of city teach era and Reno County Teachers association, but he has been refused a visa to enter the United States from Canada, R. C. Woodard, program chairman, said Strasser lecture bureau notified him this morning thn cx- Hitlerlan cannot be here as the, ex-Hitlerian cannot be here as the government has turned down his application for a visa. Signed Before War "It's not the club's fault," Woodard was quick to say. "We signed Strasser before the war started. But I'd rather her him. than any other speaker we could get just now." John K. Sterrctt, publicity chairman, said, "I hope this won't reflect on the club. We signed Strasser through the lecture bureau before there was any question about him." President Will Billingsley announced club officials will meet tonight lo decide whether to try for another speaker on such short notice. Buhler a cappella choir was to have been an extra attraction next Monday. Price on Head Strasser is the German refugee blamed by some Nazis for the attempt to blow up Hitler at Munich in 1939. Suspicions have been voiced that he is not ahti-Fascist, though anti-Hitler. His lecture publicity said a price of 1,000,-000 reichmarks is on his head and that Goebbels termed him "Hitler's Public Enemy No. 1." He knew Hitler and other high Nazi leaders intimately before his split with them. He" was the youngest volunteer in the Bavarian army in the World war, was wounded twice, and won various military honors. His books published in the United States include, "Hitler and I," "History in My Time,'' and "Germany of Tomorrow." Divorces Granted In District Court Floyd Shimel from Eose Shimel, abandonment. In Traffic Court Speeding: W. A, Roscoe, 219 East Fourth, $5, Stop signals: Lloyd E. Welty, RFD 1, $4; J. T. Lenoir, 228 East Seventh, $4; Robert Elliott, 1311% North Main, $4; W. L. Rosier, 2100 North Monroe. $4. Deeds Nellie Trembly et al., to J, J, Gagncbin, 80 acres four miles southwest of Abbyville, Opal Mathias et al., to Etta Starks, undivided two-thirds interest in tract near west city limits. Gusta Thiessen et al., to John A. Ediger, tract northwest of Buhler, Rose Holmes et al., to Wesley Clough, six lots in Langdon. Elmer Goerlng as administrator of estate of Harriet E. Shafer, to Frank M. Chambers, property in South Hutchinson. Building Permits Oscar E. Young, dry cleaning plant, 323 West Fifth, $500. Isadore Smith, lumber yard, 707 South Walnut, S300. Want Guilty To Pay For Dereliction (Continued from Page One) now, Presidential Secretary Ste phen Early told reporters: "I don't know what action there is to be taken." On the question of a court martial, he said it was his recollection that any general officer might request one if he thought he had a case. Responding to a remark that the president might dismiss officers if he felt is justified. Early said he did not think "it is done that way," The secretary of war or navy could order a court martial by the direction of the president, he said, but the phrase "by the direction of the president,;" is only a formality. No Discussion Yet Early said that Mr. Roosevelt, to his knowledge, had not yet discussed the Roberts report with his war and navy secretaries. The presidential secretary suggested that the people who know the answer be asked a question whether General Short and Admiral Kimmel would continue to draw pay and hold rank. Chairman May (D-Ky) of the house military committee commented: "The warnings should have been enough to put those two gentlemen on the alert, yet they apparently failed to collaborate. I don't think they should be excused." Rep. Short (R-Mo), another committee member, said "someone was certainly asleep in Hawaii" and added: "Those that were should not only be relieved of their commands—they should be court martialed. It is high time we were getting rid of these incompetents, not only in the military branches but in all the defense agencies." BOOKS FOR SOLDIERS and sailors . . .Homer C. Jennings, chairman of Metro club and hoy scout book collectors, delivers another Armload to members of Hie Victor,* Book committee at the public library. Sorting- the books arc (left t,» right) Mrs. Charles Hall, chairman, Mrs. Willard Graber, Mrs, H. Lucy Nichols, city librarian, Esther Wolcolt, Mrs, Henry S. Tcgues and Mrs. Erskliic Wytnan. (Slaft Photo) Annihilation of Big Jap Armada May Be Aim (Continued fromJPage One) Military Training Question Debated Optimist club members at their noon luncheon at the Stamey heard members of Wofford Gardner's high school debate team argue whether the United States should adopt compulsory military training. Debaters were Ann Payne, Ray Dillon, Jr., Wesley "Bud" Ennis and Hal Friesen. Deaths Mrs. Grace Zlnn Mrs, Grace Zinn, 72, widow of Henry Zinn died yesterday morning at a local hospital where she has been ill only a few days. The funeral services will be held from the Johnson and Sons Funeral parlors tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, Dr. Gordon Thompson officiating. Interment will be in Eastside cemetery. Mrs. Zinn was horn Aug. 4, 1869 at Newburgh, N, Y. and came to Hutchinson 18Y4 with her parents the late Mr. and Mrs, George Barrett. She was identified with the church activities of the First Methodist church lor many years and took an active part in the music circles of the city. She has been a patroness of the Hutchinson Music club almost since the club's organization. Surviving her are two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Hosmer of Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. Ernest Eastburni of Pasadena, Calif. Mrs. Zinn was preparing to leavt for an extended visit with her sister in Pasadena when she was taken JU. of age to register. Enrollment of women also is expected. Australian militiamen were holding a hard-pressed line in the hills south of Rabaul, at the northern end of New Britain, where 10,000 Japanese troops are be lieved to have .landed. Want Place on Staff Australia's prime minister, John Curtin, told his people that negotiations were in progress to give Australia a place on the Pacific war staff of the United Nations supreme commander, General Sir Archibald P. Wavell. In two other Important sectors of the battle of the-western Pact fic. the Philippines and British Malaya, developments were mix-] ed. Washington reported that Gen eral Douglas MacArthur's Fill pino-American forces, having] smashed the Japanese on the left wing of their Baton peninsule line now were confronted only by minor skirmishing action of the enemy. The British communique jfrom Singapore said that Batu Phat, western anchor of the de- line 60 miles from the Singapore base, had been abandoned, with British imperial troops falling] back before the Invader to new positions to the south. The communique indicated there had been no other important change on the 80 to 90-mile front across the end of Malaya where the Japanese on the center, are about 50 miles from their goal, the Singapore base. May Annlllhatc Expedition The next crisis in the war of the Pacific, assuming that the drive on Singapore is- to be check ed, pivoted on the air and sea battle of Macassar strait. . It was a battle of annihilation and the length of time covered by the action raised the possibility that the united nations had blocked the retreat of the hapless expedition and was systematically ciftting it to pieces. Neiv Success In Islands Americans cheered another brilliant action in the western Pacific—what the U. S. war department officially called the "smashing success" of Gen. Douglas MacArthur's soldiers in a counterattack upon the Japanese. As if setting up a birthday anniversary present for the general, (he was 62 today) his soldiers yesterday hit the unprepared Japanese on his extreme right while they were concentrating on developing an attack on MacArthur's other flank Bnd drove the Japanese from their positions in disorder. The war department said the Japanese left hundreds of dead and large quantities of supplies and equipment on the battlefield. Temporary Relief The maneuver relieved the pressure on the left but the war department acknowledged that the Japanese, pouring men into the battle to crush MacArthur, could be expected to renew the attack as soon as a reorganization is effected. In the Malayan battle for Singapore, the Japanese pounded steadily with the help of swarms of bombers, and the British acknowledged that the invaders had captured Batu Pahat, the western anchor of the British defense line, 60 miles northwest of Singapore. Surprises Ahead For Japs The Japanese said yesterday they had captured the town of Mersing and Parit Sulong, a town 67 miles northwest of Singapore. The British made no attempt to minimize the seriousness of the situation along the 80-90 mile front but declared that there were "some nasty surprises" in store for the Japanese. Trouble for the Japanese appeared in the making in Southern China and Burma. Masses of Chinese troops were reported gathering along the Yun nan border and in Burma in positions which would put them in line for an attack on French Indo-China and Thailand, both occupied by the Japanese. Airmen of the unitec nations dumped tons of explosives on Japanese bases at Bangkok, Talland, and Hanoi, Indo-China, during the week-end. The British, meanwhile, fell back in the Moulemein sector, 100 miles east of Rangoon, before the "sheer weight of numbers" of the Japanese. Siani Peclares W»r Domei, Japanese news agency, reported in a dispatch tvom Bang, kok that Thailand declared war on Great Britain and the United States yesterday and had ordered 100.000 Thai troops to advance Into Burma. The dispatch made no mention of the fact that Thai troops already have been in action with the Japanese against British Burma In the Australlnn area, n com munique from Melbourne admit ed the Japanese occupation of^ Kavicng, In New Ireland, and tho Japanese in Tokyo announced the town had been completely taken over. The Dutch acknowledged new] Japanese landings—at Kendari, in southern Celebes and at Die ruined Boreno oil port of Balik Papan. Sharp resistance was reported. Gas Dealers To Be Busy More Service, Even if Low Gas U Sold Gasoline dealers will find soma decline In demand tor auto fuel, but will find themselves busy supplying nil the services customers! will need under wartime conditions, J, P. Jones, Wlchlla, told a Standard Oil sales conference today at Slamey hotel. There Is already greater demand for proper lubrication of cars, said Jones, assistant, division manager of tho company. Dealers agreed they could make tires last longer by paying special attention to proper Inflation and by urging vehicle operators to switch tires frequently to equalize the strain on them, Plans were discussed to give free tie inspections. W. J. Stover, company tire sales promoter, said any sound tire carcass can be recapped to give 80 per cent of the original mileage when driven nt moderate speed, Those at the meeting: R. A. Gaeddert, Paul Proctor, C. N. Forney, J. M. Olson, C. D, Hughey, Hutchinson; C, M. Wolt- hnusen, R. W. Bull, Hnlstcad; August Volivelder, Castleton; Henry Epp, Pretty Prairie; H. D, Elliott, E. K. Horton, Sterling; John Murray, Lyons; M. H. Bredfelt, Abbyville; B. K. Gooch, Sylvia; L. V. O'Hiirn, Partridge; Ed May, Haven; C. R. Safflc, Ntckcrson. Ore Carrier New Victim In Atlantic (Continued from Pagc_Onc) who were picked up by another ship 38 hours later. Phillip Gonsnlves, able bodied seaman. Baltimore, Md., said that he was in the crow's nest when "a shell hit the ship on the port side about amidship. I slid down the rigging lo tho deck." After the torpedo struck the ship a few minutes later, Gonsalves said, "the captain said to order the men not to lower the life boats because the ship was running at full speed.- But when I went to give the order, I found that three boats already had been launched." Norwegian Tanker Down Sea Isle City, N. J. (/P)—Striking without warning, an enemy submarine sunk the Norwegian tanker Varanger in a pre-dawn at tack only 35 miles off the Atlantic coast yesterday but the crew of 42 was saved. Three torpedoes rammed the 9,305-ton motor ship within 12 minutes in one of the closest to U S. shore enemy attack on ship ping but for the first time since the nation entered the war no lives were lost in Atlantic waters. The explosions shook houses in several South Jersey communities, including Atlantic City, 20 miles north of here. . The survivors escaped In two lifeboats which were taken In tow by two fishing smacks tlia' come upon the oil-drenched seamen five hours after the ship went down about 3:30 a. m. (EST) 35 miles southeast of here. Rio Charter Approved By Conference (Continued from Page Onej lies non belligerents, and approved the principles of the Atlantic charter which embodied the war aims of the United States and Britain. Action on both resolutions was unanimous. . Also approved were resolutions calling for an immediate meeting of the general staffs of all American nations, and proposing that no American represent the interests of a warring government not on this continent in any other American nation. This last resolution on representation of foreign interests was redrafted in sub-committee to get around objections by Argentina to its phrasing. The proposal for a meeting of general staffs suggested that there should be formed at once a "commission composed of military or naval technicians named by each government to study and suggest measures necessary for defense of; the continent." The commission would meet in Washington. Thus the committee moved swiftly through its last business before the final general session of the conference tomorrow, The approval by the 21 American nations of the. principles of the Atlantic charter was expressed in a new "Charter of Rio de Ja neiro" drawn up by the com mlttee. It was staled, however, that the approval was expressed as the united action of the Americas and not as a declaration aligning the nations with any non-American power, Dr. Eduordq Anze Matlnezo, Bolivian foreign minister, declared that his government already had drawn up a decree severing relations with the Axis, which would make Bolivia the seventeenth American nation to break with Germany, Italy and Japan. Mrs. Mabel Trotter of Stock ton, Calif., who pame recently for, a visit with, relatives, is-now In Abbyville caring for Mrs. Madge Bridge /nan who Is quite ill, Looting and Killing By Japs (Continued from_Pagc_Onc) Santos Tomas university, where some 3,000 American and British men, women and children arc already confined, including R. P. Cronln, Jr., and Russel Brines, both of the Associated Press. The papers directed the victims of looting to report to the military police "regardless of the nationality of the offender," Manila is virtually without automobiles except for military cars and vehicles permitted newspapers and other strategic businesses. Residents have been required M hand over to the invaders their stocks of gasoline and lubricating oil. .General Masharu Homma, in command of the invading force, and his staff are living at the Manila hotel and using the residence of U. S. High Commissioner Francis B. Sayre as headquarters. Jap Puppet Lieut. Gen. Artomio Ricarte, whom the Japanese plan lo use as their chief figurehead, rides through the streets in a big limousine escorted by two Japanese motorcycles mounting tommy- guns. The only currency in circulation consist of the Philippine peso and the Japanese-printed peso whicli bears no number or promise to redeem. The U. S. dollar is "temporarily" usable at the rate of two pesos to the dollar. General Homma issued a proclamation urging Filipinos to return to work without fear. The Japanese forces will do everything possible to help the Filipinos create a new Philippines." The papers report that Filipino Catholics, headed by Archbishop Michael O'Deherty, conferred with the Japanese army religious section and agreed to "cooperate in establishingWorld peace." Congregalioimlists Here Arc Hosts Young people of Hutchinson Cuiigit'j,jliuiiul chTirch were hosts to visitors from the Pilgrim Fellowship group of Plevna last night at a fellowship supper and social hour followed by a worship service. Joe Boyersmith led singing and Mary Alice Brobe and Eleanor Mitchell were in charge of games. Marjorie Mitchell and Nelson Moll assisted Boyersmith in leading the worship service. Miss Grobe led a discussion group. The guests from Plevna were Rev. and Mrs. Charles Goode, Mr, and Mrs. John Blnsdel, Gene Koons, Dallas Roach, Donald Childs, Chalmers Childs, Edward Geist, Vernon Horney, Fred Davidson, Vera Singleton, Patricia Metcalf, Run Epperson, Ellen Towse and Anna Mae Turner, Butler Co, Trucker Fined On 3 Charges Albert J. Dyck, Butler county trucker cited by state highway patrolmen on a three-way charge of operating without a KCC permit, carrying an excessive load, and displaying trailer tags not Issued for 1042, was fined $15 in city court today on his plea ot guilty, Tire Certificates Granted Tire certificates have been Issued by the Hutchinson rationing board to the llealzer Cartage Co., Kansas Power and Light Co., Sawyer Plumbing Co., T. A. Erhard, food hauler, Hutchinson Cider and Vinegor Co., pntl the Reed Roller Bit -Co. \vwi And Herald Want At Hate$ CUMISllrilsO AUVKHTIB1NQ IS CASH WITH COPI ALL. 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