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PAGE ETGHT THE HUTCH tN SON, K A M S A S, N E W S TUESDAY, JANUARY 27,19,42. Wheat Fails To Hold Cain Prices Tumble After fresh Upturn Chicago (VP/—All (Train futures except oats shot up smartly at the opening today on the passage of the price fixing bill by the house, but pro/it taking sales and operations of a hedging character in corn soon reversed the trend and extreme gains were reduced by Jmlf or more. Wheat and rye advanced around a cent io the best levels in five .^ears. The downturn was influ- rnced in part by weakness of rye and soybeans and by the fact that present price levels offered at least a moderate profit in the redemption nf loan wheat. Wheat closer! <\ to : 't cents under yesterday's final levels, with the extreme losses in the deferred deliveries, May 1,32' H . July U4»fc: corn was unchanged to H lower, May 90 U- '-'4. July B2\k-V*. on Us lost H to n i, rye a, ( 0 tj, and lard 2'i to 5 cents a hundred pounds. Soybeans after being under water most of the session firmed in the final minutes to finish unchanged to cents higher. Wheat futures purchases yesterday 8,593,000 bushels; week ago 3,613,000; year ago 8.304.000. Open interest in wheat yesterday totaled 36,937,000 bushels, in corn 64,620,000 bushels and soybeans 6,683,000 bushels. Markets At a Glance New Vork Stocks uneven; list falters after early recovery. Bonds mixed; some railroad issues advance. Cotton steady; trade and mill buying, profit taking. Chicago Wheat lower, profit taking sales. Corn steady to lower, hedging sales, support from cash houses. Hogs uneven; extreme top $12.00; later trade weak to 10 Jower. Cattle steers and yearlings 25 higher; small receipts. Range of Futures l*rev. Open Mich IAIW , Clow Prev. Open HlKh Low wnsy tuat 1 Mar July la/iM m\ 127 1-21 \ 12«% 111 n last 127 H Com Man Jniir s:,'i S5«t srvi sri'', St'i »\ t'lilrnjrn Wh*nt Prev. clols . .. , Open HUh May ...IM'i ...l.l.V. .134 V .I.Wl Grain Markets Hutchinson Grain • Carlot cash wheal was quoted today at Ihe Hutchinson Board of Trade as Vi up to Ji lower, closing \i lower. Corn was quoted li lower to 'i up, Tlie basis was called unchanged. Demand was fair. Sales posted were 19. Receipts were 34 cars. Today's sales, Kansas Citv basis. ' Sui 60.S 1 car 1 car 1 car I car 1 car 1 car 1 car 1 car 1 car 1 car 1 car 1 car 1 h4 60.2 3 hd :ifl.:t 2 M M.s 2 (Ik 55.6 2 dk SS .l 2 dk SS.6 2 111! . 2 ha 2 till ;.. 2 hd 2 cara 2 hd 1 car 2 hd 1 car 2 hd 1 car 2 he 2 cara 2 White Kaftr AS.O 58.0 SP.3 68.S 58.1 1.261, '.i l.'.M *, 1.20 li 1.20'4 1.23' 1 1.28\ 1.21 \ 1.27'i 1.27 1.26 1.26 1.26", 1.2, r ,\ 1.25« 1.2! ClOTS 1321» Chirac,, Corn July 134 \ I36S 13»*. HIS Sept. 136 '* 13;>4 137 Vi IMS 135% May Jury SepL Prev. close .... BO*, «2'4 »S«» Vi'i »< B3U tUS Low Pl>» 93 S 92 Vi 93%l Chicago Heane May rrev; close 2:1114 Oren 201 u l Hlsh 201 \ Lnw 199 Close 20114 Chirac* Oatl May Prev. rlnss 60 l .i Today's close 59 1 4 Citlragi, ICJB May Prev. close 91N Today's clone 91'A Minneapolis U heat Prev, close Today's cloae May . .1275,. ..127V4 July 202 >t 203 H 203 H 201 203 VI 59'j July 93 \ July 129* 129 H 59 \ 69 (I Bepl. 96 H Sept. 131 130% above 100 lbs. Good to choice fed yearlings 10.00, top ewes 6.00. Grain Receipts; WHEAT—Hutchinson today 34, week ago 46; year ago 24; Wichita 17; Kansas City 102; Salina 16; j Chicago 42. CORN—Kansas City 92; Chicago 468. OATS—Kansas City 0; Chicago! 68. Kansas City Cash Kansas City (fP)— WHEAT — 102 ears; % lower to U higher. No. 2 dark hard 1.26-1.29=4; No 3, 1.25-1.27'A; No. 2 hard, 1.251.28%; No. 3, 1.24-1.27V4; No. 2 red, nom. 1.25*4-1.30; No. 3. 1.25%. CORN—92 cars; Vt higher to 2 lower. No. 2 white, nom. 883491%; No. 3, 8(P.4-87; No. 2 yellow 82; No. 3, 81; No. 2 mixed, nom. 8014-82; No. 3. 79li. OATS—No receipts; 1 higher to 1 lower. No. 2 white and red, nom. 57-60; No. 3, nom. 55-58. MILO MAIZE—1.25. KAFIR—Nom. 1.15-1.25. RYE—831,2. BARLEY—Nom. 61V-i-65. No. 1 hard and dark hard wheat Vz under to 4tj cents over May No. 2 hard and dark hard 2 under to 4 cents over; No. 1 red wheal even to 3',i cents over; No. 2 red 1 under to 3 cents over; No. white corn 4 to 6 cents over; No. 2 yellow corn 2 to 3 cents under; No. 2 mixed corn 3Vj to 4Vs cents under. Livestock Markets Kansas City Livestock Kansas City (IP)— (USDA)— HOGS —3,500; uneven; opened slow around steady; close active mostly 5-10 higher; top 11.70 to all; good to choice 170-270 lbs. 11.50-11.70; 280-350 lbs. 11.0011.50; sows 10.10-10.65 few 10.75. CATTLE —6,000; calves 40Q; fed steers and yearlings opening steady; packers resisting higher (isktng prices; she stock and bulls little changed; vealers steady toi weak, spots 50 lower; stocker and feeder classes generally steady; short load choice light weight! fed steers 13.50; short load mixed yearlings 13.25; most early sales fed steers 100.50-12.75; medium lo| good cows 8.25-9.50; good to choice vealers 12.00-13.50 few 14.00; gocd stock steer calves J2.25; few loads stocker and feeder steers 9.50-11.00. Fed steers of medium to low grade closed steady to 15 higher; better grade were mostly steady; she stock uneven; generally steady to weak; demand slow for good cows and medium to good short fed heifers; short load of choice light weight fed steers at 13.50 and short load of mixed! yearlings at 13.25; several loads strictly good to choice light weight steers 12.75-13.00; choice around 1325 lb, weights 13.00; choice 1444 lb. averages 12.25. SHEEF—7,000; sheep and yearlings steady; no lambs sold early; early bids lower but asking prices stronger; best fed lambs held above 12.00; good to choice year, lings 10.00; early top ewes 6.00; medium lots 4.75-6-00. Lambs closed uneven, desirable weight kind steady to strong; late sales shipments averaging 100 lb. and above 25 lower; top good to choice 81 lb. fed lambs at 12.15, others 12.00; top natives 11.85; most good to choice trucked-in lots ]],75-11.85; many shipments 11.25-11,75, including averages Chicago Livestock Chicago (IP) — (USDA)—HOGS —21,000, very uneven; opened mostly steady to- strong; later trade weak to 10. lower than early; bulk 180-300 lbs. U-50-P ."i; practical top 11.90; extreme .cp 12.00 sparingly good and choice 160-70 lbs. 11.40-75; most good 360-500 lb, sows 10.85-11.25; lighter weights up" to 11.50. SHEEP — 7,000; few opening sales fat lambs and ewes barely steady; several decks and doubles good to choice around 90 x lbs fat native and fed lambs 12.35; strictly choice kinds held at 12.50 and above; small lots choice fat ewes 6.50-75, CATTLE—6,500. calves 1,000; fed steers and yearlings 25 up; instances more; heifers shared steer advance; cows and bulls 1015 higher; vealers strong; mostj steers 11.75-14.00; sizable supply 13.00 upward; strictly good and choice offerings in broadest demand; early top 14.75 on long yearlings but some held higher; choice 1330 lbs to 13.90; 1494 lbs. 13.50 and 1608 lbs. 13.25; com mon and medium grades 9.6511.00; best fed heifers 13.65; most, ly 10.00-12.50; weighty cutter cows to 7.90; heavy sausage bulls to 10.40; practical top choice vealers 15.00; few 15.50. Selling Halts Stock Upsurge Sonic IMtis Sign* Arc Kctaineil, Howcvrr New York (VP)—Light selling stemmed an early recovery drive In today's stock market. Leading rails, steels, oils and specialties got off to a good start and extended Monday's advance by tractions to a point or so. and, while mild improvement was Trends wavered after mid-day retained by many favorites, declines were plentiful at the close. Dealings, moderately active in the forenoon when the direction was upward, slackened appreciably later and transfers approximated 600,000 shares. It was a two-way thoroughfare so far as news influences on the market were concerned. Speculative and Investment sentiment was propped by the successful American-Dutch blasts at Japanese warships in the southwestern Pacific, HS well as persistent Russian claims of defeats to the Nazis. On the other hand, bulletins from Singapore telling of additional ground gained by the rncmy in the invasion thrust at thisj citadel, combined with fears of a I heavy attack on Australia, created enough beartshness to inspire the lightening of commitments here and there.. Announcement Chairman Donald Nelson of the war production board had given Price Administrator Hendersdn alt-out rationing authority for goods and commodities sold at retail stressed the broadening phase of war economy as a likely market handicap. The hope expressed by Prime Minister Churchill in his speech to the house of commons was helpful in a way. Many bright earnings statements still were offset to some extent by tax clouds. Cotton futures, spurred by the house passage of the price control bill, hit new 12-year highs and. in late trades, were up 30 to 75""cents a bale. COMMANDS A. E. F. — Gen. Russell P. llartlc (above), 5S, commands the American Expeditionary Forces whose arrival In northern Ireland was announced by Secretary of War Henry L. Stlmson. Size of the force and other details were withheld. General Bartle, one of the j'ounjrest officers to hold the rank of major general, has served in the army 31 years. Produce Markets Stock Quotations Mlrrjlsnea by H. c camtopaer Co.. 811 Wiley Bids. .12S 34 S 36H The stocks closed: AP air. «0 slock I T»l American Alrllnei «»H American Can • - • fil American T * T Anaconda Armour III A. T. * 8. F Bethlehem Steel Chee. * Ohio Chr>'*'er Col. G. and El t> Commonwealth Ed 21 :i dm. on Corn Products 53 't Curtlss Wriaht f'-i Du Pont De Eastman Kodak General Klectrlc 25 Genera! Foods . Generaal Motor* .t...... 32U Goodyear Tire A Rub 1- Kansas City Produce Kansas City (/P)—EGGS—32%33 Vi. POULTRY — Hens 15-19; broilers 15-17; springs 12',4-iSi4; old roosters and stage 14-15; geese 10Vi; ducks 12-15; torn turkeys 15Vi-20Vi; hen turkeys 1922 V-.. BUTTERFAT—No. 1 31; creamery butter 34 Vi. A Southwest Pioneer Dies diaries SttimncM Was Banker nntl Merchant Charles Summers, 87, pioneer southwest Kansas merchant and banker, president of Security Elevator Co., died today at Liberal. Besides the elevator company, Summers was president of Citizens bank, Liberal, and chairman of the board of City National bank, Guymon, Okla. He is owner of considerable land in Kansas and Oklahoma. He went to Liberal from Jowa in 1886. Surviving are two sons, Ralph Summers, 120 West 20th, and Edwin Summers, Liberal; two daughters, Mrs. Lee Larrabcc, of Liberal, and Mrs. Don Henry,, of Kansas City, and 11 grandchildren. Charles W. Summers, 2201 North Main, Is a grandson, and Mrs. Frank Summers, 210 Crescent, a daughter-in-law. Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Cochrane Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Coch rane, 95, a pioneer who came to Reno county the same year the grasshoppers arrived, died at 2:20 yesterday afternoon in the Mother Bick "dyke home at , Ellsworth. She had lived there the last two years. Mrs. Cochrane was born In Delavan, Wis.. September 2, 1848 and was married during the Civil war to Sanders Cochrane who erved in that war. Bom during the Mexican war, Mrs. Cochrane lived to see the United Stales enter its fifth war during her lifetime. She came to Kansas with her husband and family in 1874 and they homcsteaded a claim near Haven. Shortly after their arrival the first grasshopper invasion occurred and much of their property was destroyed. The next year the family suffered great loss in a prairie fire. Mrs. Cochrane taught school, sewed and nursed during those pioneer days to help support the family and on her first Fourth of July celebration in Kan sas her husband and three chit One Man Government Nut New Pertinent Glass Question Halts McKellar Blast Against Henderson Chicago Produce Chicago (£•>— • BUTTER — Receipts 599,298 steady; market unchanged. ..... . Butter futures closed Jan. 33.55 ;dren all attended the fiesta wear- Feb. 34.10. |ing clothing made entirely by her. EGGS — Receipts 9,917; firm: Mr. Cochrane died in 1898. fresh graded firsts, local 34Vi, cars] For many years Mrs. Cochrane 34'i; other prices unchanged. • jlived at 514 West Fifth. She was a s> Egg futures closed Jan. 33.65;jrnember of the Woman's Relief VFeb. 31.95. I Corps, the WCTU and the Congrc- , i POULTRY — Live, 23 trucks; ;ga tional church. All her children ^'steady: hens, over 5 lbs 21 Vi, 5 lbs a i 0 nc time were Reno and down 22, Leghorn hens 17;'school teachers, broilers, 2',i lbs and down^col-j Survivors are two county Sit Y^! Y ™. U ± R «* »• ^"'IcociTrinrE^n".: "N.MT' Rock 17Vi; springs, 4 lbs up, col- jored 22, Plymouth Rock 23 'i, White Rock 22Vz, under 4 lbs, colored 18, Plymouth Rock 20, While Rock 19; bareback chickens 14-18; 111. Central International Harvester Kennecctt Lion Oil Re Loew'a . Martin Montgomery Ward Nejh Kllvlnator National Biscuit .Nat lonai Can 7 J 4 50', 33'i 10H 4\ 15'. 5'i R. B. ... and S. V. Cochrane, 514 West Fifth; two daughters, Mrs. Hattie Kimbalf of Kline. Colo., and Mrs. Margaret East of Jet, Okia., 17 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and roosters. 15Vi, Leghorn roosters, one g re at-grcat-grandchild. 14Vi; ducks. 4Vi lbs up, colored 19, s . V. Cochrane and Mrs. Coch• I white 20Vi; small, colored li. rane wcrc among registrants tor s white 18; geese. 12 lbs down 18, ^ News-Herald Farm and Home iover 12 lbs 17; turkeys, Toms, old, wcek prog . am which opens to» l 19. young, over 18 lbs 21, 18 lbs morrow . T hc son made both regis down 21; hens, old 24, young 26; )ra , innc M « r-„.i.— - capons, 7 lbs up 26, under 7 lbs 26, slips 22, Wichita Livestock Wichita (/P)—(USDA) National Dairy National Distillery J2'4 N. Y. Central N. A. Aviation 13 North Amu. Co H~i paramount Pictures 14 ;* J. C. Penney penal-Cola ]••< Phillips Pet ™Vi Hadto Corp .!_ S. Joaeph Lead 3t •« Sears Roebuck ... Shell Un. 4011 ... Southern PaxUtc • Standard Oil lnd. Standard Oil li. J Studebaker 4 Swilt t Co S3'., 14 *j t^ 13H — ii 56 -4- v» 42!« + H 24'. 33", ll'i 37 H + « i»« * •i "is 27 — Financial Markets V. S, Uovernment Bonds Jan. 28 Jajj. 27 rreasury 4a '54-44 1U8.J6 108.28 Treasury 3s 41-51 110.14 Home OWL Loan Us '52.44 104. Treasury 4Us '52-47 115.18 Karni till J!is lit.44 ,U5 Ked red. Farm Mlj. 3s '4»-44.. 104.25 Texao United Airlines . l-'niled Aircraft V. S. fteel .... IV. V. Til Cy^rVj Wefctlnjthouse El. TLFJ—1,400, including 200 calves;j Nr ™"Ywk curb moderately active, slaughter steers) cities Service.! 21; and she stock fully steady; bulls jg ^J c « »u slow, 25-50 lower; vealers and ' calves steady; stocker classes in light supply, steady; load choice 791 lb mixed yearlings 12.50; load lots good light heifers 11.25-50; most medium to good shortfed light steers, yearlings and heifersl 9.50-11.00; beef cows 7.25-8.75 canners and cutters 5.50-7.00; bulls 8.25-9.25, odd head 9.50; top vealers 13.00; good to choice heavy calves 9.00-10.00; medium to good light slock steers and yearlings, 8.50-10.50; few yearlings 11.00. HOGS -7 -1,300; active, strong to] mostly 5 higher; bulk good and choice 180-250 lb butchers 11.5060, top 11.60; few 260-325 lire U.00-50; sows mostly 10.00-60, few light sows 10.65; few lots stock pigs 10.50-11.00. SHEEP—600; receipts include one load fed Texas lambs, bal ance mostly trucked in natives; market not established. All classes clofed steady; bulk good and choice trucked in native lambs 11.00-25; choice 91 lb fed Texar. lambs 11.60; ewes 5.75 down, Chicago Potatoes Chicago (/P)—(US Dept. Agr.) —POTATOES: Arrivals 131; on track 483; total US shipments ",749; supplies rather heavy, de,, mand iighf, market for Idaho H ' Russets firm with slightly strong- 'Vler tendencies, for northern Tri* ; 1 umphs and Colorado Red McClures fairly steady, for northern stock all sections about steady; Idaho Russet Burbanks US No. 1, 3.00-05; Nebraska Bliss Triumphs US No. 1, 2.50-70; Colorado Red McClures 2.50-55; Minnesota and North Dakota Bliss Triumphs US commercials 1.90-2.25; Cobblers US commercials 1.90-2.00. Chicago Provisions Chicago VP)— Close — LARD— March 12.32; May 12.55; July trations. Mrs. Cochrane was veteran attendant at the pioneer celebrations. 68, James N. Rutins Pretty Prairie—James N. Kuhns, died in the home of his broth- John Kuhns, south of Arlington, at 9:50 last night after an ex-: tended illness. He suffered a stroke last July. Funeral service will be held at: 2:30 tomorrow afternoon in Ar lington Methodist church and burial will be in Lone Star cemetery here. Mr. Kuhns was born May 3, 1873 in Pennsylvania and had lived in Pretty Prairie community 46 years, Survivors include his brother and three sisters. Washington (JP) — Delivering a critical blast at Price Adminlstra* tor Leon Henderson. Senator McKellar (D-Tonn) told the senate today he would vote against thc compromise control measure passed yesterday by the house. "This gives unlimited and vital powers to one man," the senator boomed. "It will give him and his employes a dictatorial power over every bit of 'food that goes down our throats, every bit of Clothing that we wear." Expect Action Today Despite McKcllar's stand and opposition by several members of the farm bloc, administration leaders expected the senate to complete congressional action on thc long controverted price control legislation before thc day- ended. "This is not a nnc-nian country," McKellar shouted. "This Is a democracy and that's what we're, supposed to be fighting for." | "This will let Mr. Henderson disregard the wishes of everyone in. my state and your state," he toldl his colleagues, adding that the price administrator already had demonstrated that he was "too arrogant of the rights of plain people of this country" in conferences with senators, No Answur To This One When McKellar had concluded his protest, Senator 01as9 (D-VB) asked him, "Say, Mac, when did you come to the conclusion this was not a one-man government?" McKellar and other senators; joined In laughter. In asking approval of the com promise, Senator Brown (D-Mlcti) said that a license to do business could be taken away only nfter two violations. ' He said thc purpose of the men sure was not to prevent price gains of a few cents on scattered items, such as beef or cotton, but to block "tremendous Increases" which occurred during the last world war. Before the senate met Henderson was reported to have made a lust minute appeal to senators for final approval of the legislation. Rookie Gobs To Stay Home Navy Training Centers Apparently Full Navy recruiters may have been working too efficiently. T, C. Holleman. chief recruiter at the Hutchinson navy sub station, said today he has been notified all men ennlisted until further notice will stay home on their regular jobs or in school. It Is inferred navy training stations are so full oi men they can not take more at present. Those signed here will go to Kansas City to enlist and return home on navy pay until called. Transportation to and from Kan sas City also will be paid. An effort will be made to take unemployed men first, Holleman said. The Hutchinson sub station has signed 228 men since D^. 7. New recruits: Harold Everett Reed, 21. Marion; Walter William Duncan, 33, 527 East First; Earl Eugene Brandt, 18, RFD 3; Elmer 1 Fred Barkman, 25, RFD 4; James Becannon Bean, 19, RFD 1. and Carl Wilfred Strousc, 25, Little River. - Citv Court 110.14 115.16 105.0 104.25 General Markets Cornell & Compuny Arvjtuntanfa « Auditor* Hutchinson. Kaniat Teleph-iiei 160 and 161 itaff: eleven Accountant* radtml Md *Mtt lowme its reraroi, ioelil eaxiirttr, CtUM In. MI) " " ttatsnu fnptn* Wool Boston (/Pi—(USDA)—There was very little demand today lor 1 domestic woo)/; in the Boston mar ket. 'Inquiries were mostly (or 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. Oil Production Up In Past Week Tulsa, Okla. (/P)—An increase of 277,214 barrels to 4,321,454 in the daily crude oil production of the United States for the week ended January 24 was reported today by the Oil and Gas Journal. Texas production was up 223,800 to 1,725,600; East Texas, 70,900 to 438,800; California, 17,000 to 650,750; Illinois, 29,590 to 367,160; Louisiana, 4,855 to 366,380; eastern fields, 1,300 to 110,200, Oklahoma, 1,225 to 417,150, and the Rocky Mountain states 40 to 107,500. Michigan production was down 2,400 to 48,200; Kansas, 650 to i-254,200, Chargetl With Assault Beryl Bass, 29, 213 West E. Negro, was arrested today on an assault and battery complaint signed by Mrs. Charles McCottry, 416 South Plum, and released by police on $25 bond for appearance, in police court at 5:30 o'clock to morrow morning. Daily Transcript Local Markets (frit** paio t>) tocai ouyars, stilus prlcta. ot courts, art Dlfber.i Grain WHEAT—1.11. SHORTS—(selling price) ,1.85. BRAN—(selling price) 1.78, Produce EGGS—Firsts, 30; pullet, 25. flUTTERFAT—36-33. POULTRY - Heavy hens 18; medium 16; light 14; springs 13-11. DurJng the heavy air attacks on England in 1840, British fighter planes shot down nearly 10 times as many German bombers as did anti-aircraft guns. American Hostage* Held Near Paris Vichy, Unoccupied France f/P)— The French and Swiss Red Cross, it was learned today, are' caring for 340 American citizens—all men —interned by the Germans 80, miles from Paris as hostages for] the good treatment of Axis sub jccls in the United States. Most of them are naturalized Americans although one is Dr. Morris B. Sanders, of the American hospital fit Neuilly, and formerly of Boston and New York. Births Mr. and Mrs. Victor Holllnger, 1312 East Fifth, a daughter, Jan. 27, St. Elizabeth's hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Whalcn, Jr., 422 East 16th, a daughter, Jan 26, St. Elizabeth's hospital. Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Lafferty, Inman, a daughter, Jan. 26, St. Elizabeth's hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Allen Bartei, Buhler, a son, Jan. 26, Grace hospital. Mr, and Mrs. Franklin Colladay, 204 East 12th, a son, Jan. 27, Grace hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jones, Penalosa, a daughter, Jan. 27, Grace hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Schrock, 1521 North Washington, a daughter, Jan, 27, St. Elizabeth's hos pital. Knudsen and Hillman Named to War Board Washington (fP) — By executive order, President Roosevelt has designated Lieut. Gen. William S. Knudsen and Sidney. Hillman, co- directors of the old OPM, as members of the new war production board. In the order which officially transferred authority of" former defense agencies, including OPM, to thc WPB, the.president specifically directed that "the lieutenant general in charge of war de partment. production" and "the director of the labor division of the war production board' 1 should be WPB members. As director of the WPB labor division, Hillman is the head of one of six major divisions under Donald M. Nelson, WPB chairman. By naming him to the WPB board, the president apparently ranked Hillman above the other five WPB executives. Two McPherson men, Chris Peterson and Harold E. Anderson, posted appeal bonds after they were found guilty in city court today on liquor charges preferred by state highway patrolmen following their arrest on highway K-96 north of Haven last Decern ber 20. Peterson was sentenced to five: days in jail for drunkenness and to 30 days in jail plus $100 fine for possession of liquor. His appeal bond was $250. Anderson was sentenced to 30' days in jail and fined $100 each of two counts, possession and transportation of liquor. Thc jail terms were to run concurrently. He posted $500 appec' bond. Patrolmen Clarence Shelton testified Anderson said he and Peterson: were returning from Andalc when arrested. The officer said six pints of whiskey and four pints of wine were found in thc car. Warren Griggs, charged in highway patrol complaint with failing to yield right-of-way and with driving on the wrong sidei of the road after a collision east 1 of Hutchinson early January 1 was found not guilty on both counts as a result of hearing this morning. Weed War to Be Renewed State Supervisor In Town Today Plans for Reno county's 1942 war against bindweed -were discussed at a conference this morning attended by T. F.Yost, state weed eradication supervisor. County Commissioners Stanley HiJl, Dan Forker and C. O. Hitch cock, County Agent Donald Ingle, and P. A. Dyck, county supervisor. The bindweed campaign will be along the same lines as last year, with emphasis again on cultivation as the most satisfactory method of eradication, Commissioner Hill said following the meeting. Asked whether sodium chlorate will be available for the weed war this year, Supervisor Yost said it probably can be obtained in limited quantities. Reno county has been using from seven to 12 tons of the chemical annually Hill said. Wool-Saving Suits Shown Streamlined Carmcnls* Fate Uncertain New York (/P)— A, men's new streamlined suit, designed to savt wool, eliminate your belt and thereby help win the war is due to hit the fashion market in 30 days, a survey of New York tailors Indicated today. The "Victory suit," approved by some of the industry's leaders and frowned on by others. Is minus a vest, cuffs, pleats, belt or suspenders. You'll have to depend on buttons—similar to those on light-fitting summer slacks—to keep your trousers up. Such a suit, already approved by thc government, was displayed prominently last week at a fashion clinic of the New York. Retail Men's Wear council, where it received a good hand. Whether or not it will sell, tailors agreed, depends on how the male will feel about going around without a vest or belt, James Balletta, Madison avenua tailor, said such suits could retail at 25 per cent less than the present price of a three-piece suit, saving at least three-quarters of a yard of wool per suit. He estimated that if the suit were adopted nationally approximately 30,000,000 yards of wool cloth could be saved yearly. Less Road Surfacing Last Year U. S. Planes Get Jap Bombers (Continued Jrom Page One) in sinking one of the enemy submarines, headquarters said. Fifty British planes were shot down yesterday, 39 of them In ait- battles during which British formations of bombers and torpedo planes attempted to attack groups of Japanese transports off Endau on the east coast of Ma laya, it was announced. Ten more were shot down over Rangoon, in a raid on Burma, and one was accounted for over Ten- Lgah airdrome at Singapore, the communique said. °[|! Many Made in America Twenty-four 0/ the planes were shot down off Endau when the British attacked at 4:30 p. m., the communique said, and 15 were shot down over Endau itself. The headquarters listed 12 tor pedo planes, one consolidated (American built) patrol bomber, three Lockheed Hudson bombers (also American built), three Hurricanes, and five Buffalo fighters (also from U. S. factories) among the downed British aircraft. Almost an entire formation of 16 bombers and one Hurricane fighter was destroyed^n-the-bai Heard About Town Offers Slogan For News-Herald Picnic Ten years ago, Jn a slogan contest held at the News-Herald Farm and Home picnic the prize slogan was presented by Mrs. F. M. Houston, of Sterling. And now Mrs. Houston sends in the following for the 19^2 picnic, and one that is very appropriate: "To our country we'll be true And do our best in ; Suits Filed In District Court W. W. Spaulding vs. The Nashua Savings Bank et al., quiet title. Divorces Granted in District Court Francis H. Trebbe from _Occa Trebbe, gross neglect of duty" custody of three children to defendant with plaintiff to pay $40 per month for support; furniture to defendant, car to plaintiff. Inu Traffio Court Speeding: Max Recker, 540 East A, $4. Deeds " E. A. Beauchamp and wife to Blliie E. Toms, quit claim to lot in Arlington, Guy 1„. Ankerholz, sheriff, to William Nuesl, 160 acres seven' miles north of AbbyviHo. J. F. Price and wife to W. P.i Wimmer el al., quit claim to lot on Carpenter between Prettyj Praire and Maplt;. Less Than Pound of Sugar Per Person Washington (IP)— The individual sugar allowance may be as low as 12 ounces a week per person when rationing begins next month. Price Administrator Leon Henderson explained that the allow ance of 50 pounds per year per person which previously had been forecast applied to the nation as a whole and failed to take into account meals in restaurants and hotels. Deductions for public eating places probably will cut the ration down to three-fourths of a pound, he said. Mrs. R. A. Remington, Schenectady, N, Y., left yesterday to visit her mother at Randolph, Kas., alter spending a few days with her parents-in-law, Mr. and Mrs, A. A. Remington, 1016 North Main. Richard Remington has returned to Kansas State college at Manhattan and Mr. and Mrs. Loren Grtibb have returned to Ponca City after visiting thc Remingtons. Bill Rayl Cole of Hutchinson, junior in the University of Kansas, underwent an emergency operation in the student hospital yesterday for appendicitis. His mother, Mrs. Mae Rayl Cole, 111 East 16th, went to Lawrence yesterday. Dorothy Francisco and Elizabeth Hosteller, 117 West Sixth; Barbara Borger, 730 East Sixth; Barbara Craig, 821 East B, and Edmona Engel, 827 East A, have returned from visiting Dorothy and June Mollohan at El Dorado. Virginia Borton, student at K.U. is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs, John T. Borton, 304 West 18th. . Night Closing of Stations Is Sought Ames, la. W)—Guy Rtniyan. president of the National Association of Petroleum Retailers, said today he has urged war production board uhairman, Donald M. Nelson, to order all gasoline filling stations closed from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Hunyan declared Ihe move would save 70 per cent of the electricity, normally used, by stations. Kansas Day Theme For the Book Club Coal oil lamps flickered on ta bles covered with red-checked cloths last night at the YMCA where the Book , flub observed a "Kansas Day" theme at a regu lar meeting. Twenty-five members heard a review of the Bellamy Partridge novel, "Big Family," by Mrs. R. C. Woodard, 404 East l«lh. A boiled dinner and corn bread were served on big platters and dispensed' from the tables. Decorations include mock daguerreotypes of characters in the book and crepe paper sunflowers, with old style butter dishes, spoon holders and fruit bowl among the tableware, Number of certified pilots in the United States has doubled during 1941 and now reaches a total pf 81,422, tie over Endau, the communique declared. In this fighting and in thc battle near Rangoon, the Japanese claimed they lost but one. fighting plane, while another was forced to land behind Japanese lines. Withdraw British Garrison Rangoon, Burma (IP)— The small British garrison it Mergui, on the west coast of the Burma panhandle 240 miles south of Moulmein, has been evacuated, the British command announced tonight. The communique said all stores and personnel had been removed successfully during the past wcek and that the operation "was not interfered with in any way by the enemy." Thc army command earlier had announced that military authorities have taken over control of Moulmein, 100 miles east of Rangoon and apparent goal of the Japanese column, "in preparation; for future operations." The RAF announced that a force of eight Japanese bombers attacked the airdrome north of Rangoon last night, but had caus ed only slight damage and no casualties. Rangoon had three air raid warnings In thc 24 hour period ending at 6 a. m. today. One thousand, one hundred and two persons have been killed by Japanese bombs in Rangoon since December 23, it was announced. British bombers with fighter plane escort have carried out raids on Japanese troops on the Kawkareik-Myawaddi road east of Moulmein and machine-gunned lines of trucks, an RAF commu­ nique announced tonight. (Continued from Page One) _ miles of grading in 1941 as against 365 In 1940 and 204 miles of gravel surfacing as against 309. More Bridges However, 114 bridges were built last year compared with 98 in 1940 and four grade separation projects were undertaken in 1941 compared with three the year before. Grading projects were the single biggest financial item in the 1941 construction program, accounting for $3,675,252 of the total. Other big outlays: $2,180,618 for bituminous surfacing, $1,849,447 for bridges, $1,471,676 for concrete pavement (an average of $40,879 a mile). Gas Tax Brings Mors The biggest source of state income for the highway commission was thc 3-cent-a-gallon gasoline tax, which produced $10,897,000 of the $16,230,000 total. This was an increase of $808,000 over 1940. The gain was not surprising since there were more cars and trucks licensed in Kansas than ever before. The 1941 tag totals: autos 503,916, trucks 113,872. Other principal 1941 revenue sources were the license tags, which brought in $3,809,000, and motor carrier fees, which yielded $1,456,000. Where Money Went Principal expenditures from the highway funds outside of construction included these items last year: maintenance, resurfacing and equipment, $4,247,000; county and township road fund, $3,600,000; benefit district refunds. $1,000,000; city maintenance, $70,000; port of entry expense, $197,000; highway patrol expense, $213,000;' motor carrier refunds, $78,000; highway anticipation fund, $335,000; administration, $400,000; plans and surveys, S377.000; right- of-way pHircliaies, $540,000. State construction accounted for $438,000 and there was $4,629,000 left to match federal aid funds as against $4,261,000 in 1940. The present year began with highway officials highly uncertain prnajwH, Thpv alff surg that revenue will decline because of lire and automoible rationing and they know that only road and bridge projects of military value will be permitted by federal authorities. But they do not know what specific projects will be authorized as yet nor do they know how much federal money will be available. Auto Use Stamps Bought By 4,000 Motorists in Hutchinson and environs have contributed $8,360 to national defense by buying auto use. stamps. Major T. Roy Campbell, assistant postmaster, reported today 4,000 of the $2.09 stamps have been sold, Every car must have one Feb. 1, according to law. There are 9009 facets in the eye of a June bug, white some insects have as high as 25,000. I Skeleton Found Near Hill City Hill City, Kas. (IP) —A probable slaying of several years ago came to light today with finding of the skeleton of an unidentified man in a shallow grave Hi miles northwest of Hill City. * Sheriff Ivan S. Miles o[ Graham county said that the man was from 20 to 40 years old and that the skeleton had been In its grave less than seven years. He would go no further with deductions but said "1 feel quite certain the man was a victim of foul play." The sheriff said he would take the skelton to Topcka laboratories for analysis and would consult with state authorities. He said no flesh remained nn the bones but that a pair of red- top, white-soled four-buckle overshoes and a pair of overalls were found with the skeleton. GIO Recommends Higher Pay Rates New York (IP)— The CIO executive board today adopted a resolution recommending to affiliated CIO unions that a demand b» made in current wage negotiations for a "substantial wage increase." The executive board, at a closed meeting, decided that higher wages should be sought to offset Increases to, the cost of Iiv» ing and higher taxes. Real Fireman Nashville, Tenn, (IP)— Two engine companies and two trucks of the Nashville fire deparUaent rushed to answer an urgent firt call. When they got there, Fire Lieut, Clay Belcher took a deep breath and blew out the fire—a blazing oil heater.

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