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Good Rentals Are tn fit* Demand. For fltilck Action, JJe Certain *<i«f Property Is Advertised. Phone 4400. VOL. LXIX THE HUTCHINSON NEWS gggl HUTCHINSON, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 1942 i ear­ ing Solved? V_ ' ~ m -m «i'T •« "1 ft Yank Volunteers Again Rout Japs More Than Score Of Nippon's Planes Shot Down Or Damaged At Burma; Air Fortresses Also Score In Attack Against Convoy Rangoon. Burma (IP) —Yankco volunteer /Hern achieved another alr-flghtlng miracle cast of Rangoon today when tn daylight dogfight they destroyed six Japanese fighter planes by unofficial count, probably destroyed six more and damaged nine others of a disrupted formation of 31. The American fighters returned to their base without suffering any casualties. Unofficial reports said that a formation of RAF bombers Inflicted heavy damage In a raid last night on Bangkok, capital of Japanese occupied Thailand. Batavia, N. E. I. (IP) —Huge American four-motor bombers sank another big Japanese transport yesterday in (he Strait of Macassar, set a second transport afire, splashed bombs around a cruiser, and out-gunned Japanese fighter planes which tiled to break up their attack, the United nations command disclosed today. Thus the toll for the first five days of the battle for the key sea lane between Borneo and Celebes was boosted to at least 19 troop and supply laden ships sunk or badly damaged, and at least 11 Japanese warships sent to the bottom or badly smashed. ———————— (Washington a n n o u n cements gave an even higher toll for the five-day operations and, not! counting the two additional trans ports, listed losses of 34 Japanese ships—11 known sinkings, six probable sinkings, and 17 damaged.) Can't Stop Fortresses The fighting power of the big American planes was stressed in the united nations headquarters communique which said "Japanese fighter aircraft which attempted to intercept our bombers were roughly handled." "Two were shot down," the communique reported, "and one was damaged." All the American planes re turned to base safaly. Whether the Japanese cruiser was damaged—or to what extent —was not s»v5»if led. Jlw. com­ munique said <M)iy<w ;.-.'i "was closely straddled '"f »i»;»: •• ;ntt eral slicks o£ bombs." Aneta reported that optimism throughout the Netherlands Indies had been Increased by the participation of American air reinforcements in the fighting, and by the successful Allied operations against Japanese shipping in the Strait of Macassar, Cheered By Promised Aid The news agency said optimism also was generated by Prime Minister Churchill's statement in the House of Commons yesterday that the United Nations would be able to launch their Pacific offensive in 1943. The speech was displayed prominently in this morning's newspapers. Japanese bombers made a heavy- raid today on Emmahaven, on the west coast of Sumatra, setting a fire to two ships and damaging a third. Caught Unprepared Seattle, Wash. (IP) — The George Naylords wanted a boy but thought there possibly might be two, so they had a couple of names ready— Stephen and Stanley. They're here—all three of 'em—girls. Up To™ To Join In Unity Effort Republicans Can't Make All Moves, Ratner Declares Red Surge Unchecked By Germans Bolsheviks Pursue Nazis; Hun Drive In Libya Is Halted their By The Associated Preus Russia's armies^gre^sing great winter counter-offensive, were reported surging forward unchecked today on the threshold of a 250-mile German defense line northwest and southwest of Mos cow. Soviet dispatches reported the recapture of 79 more towns and indicated that Adolf Hitler's retreating . invaders were falling back upon a double-row defense system, a mile and a half in depth, extending from Velikie Luki to Vyazma to Bryansk. Velikie Luki is only 80 miles from the Latvian frontier. Nails Halted In Libya On the North African front, British headquarters said Gen. Erwin Rommel's Axis armies, which shoved the British back 150 miles in three days, had been stopped for two days and had apparently come to. an impasse in their counter-drive. . J Axis versions of the struggle differed. While Hitler's head-j quarters noted merely "reconnaissance activity on both side:" in the Libyan desert, Premier Mussolini's high command asserted that the British were continuing to retreat eastward, On the Crimea front, a German war bulletin asserted that Russian reinforcements landed on the southern coast of the Black sea peninsula had been beaten off and almost completely wiped out in several days ot hard fighting. The Red army newspaper Red Star said assault troops were at the approaches of important centers of German resistance in the snow-smothered area, and of these Rzhev, a railroad center on the upper Volga 130 miles from the capital, is outstanding. Rzhev was reported encircled after Russian spearheads had driven to the Dno-Velikle Luki area only 80 miles from, the Latvian frontier. Communications Cut "Soviet troops are blockading the enemy with small forces and have cut his communications," Red Star said. "The bulk of the Red army tropos are pursuing the retreating Fascists, splitting them into isolated groups and annihilating them," The British radio said the Russians had blown up a hotel in which ISO officers were bilieted at Orel, a railway city 200 miles south of the capital which is reported to be thq objective of a land drive. The Soviet information bureau said Ukrainian guerrillas killed two German generals, Recapture of a number of additional towns and villages was announced by the Soviet information bureau, British bombers—to be joined eventually by United States fliers in assaults upon Axis targets by report of Prime Minister .Churchill—struck again last nlghtj at the docks of Brest anad Bou- comtns Topeka (/P)~ Gov. Payne Ratner admonished Republicans today to refrain from taking "political pot shots" at the national administration and asserted that the Democrats too must display non-partisanship in the war effort. "We can't win the ,v ,r by jumping on the national administration just in order to kick the new deal in the pants," he declared in a speech prepared for the Kansas Women's Republican' club luncheon. But the governor also called on President Roosevelt to make full use of the "untold talent and skill" among the 22 million persons who voted Republican in 1940. Works Both Ways "T have toV i>y.ou that In my opinion we Republicans must do a lot of unifying on our part," he said. "Now, I am saying to you that it is just as necessary and important that the other party do a lot of unifying on its part." Ratner, who told newspapermen he had devoted .an unusual amount of time to preparation of his talk, attempted in it to chart a course for the G.O.P. in the war. The meeting of Republican women was one of the first events of the Kansas Day powwow. Obliged To Speak Out "It is not only the right, but the solemn obligation of Republi ans to speak out courageously, whenever it is believed that by speaking out they can help America," the executive asserted. When our national leadership advances policies which are fori the best interest of-our country Farm & Home Frolic Away To Big Start Hundreds Join In Fun; Leading Farm Figures Named TOMORKOW'fl PROOBA.M (ThliMiUj. KARMA !>«>') B:Q0—Old fiddler content, Arksnitnn Valley chnmi>lonnhlp. Pioneer danclnft in arena while fiddlers compete. 9:30—Banjo, guitar and other musical content!. 0:45— KftnwiB Sodhouse dweller* dance. 10:00—Mouth harp content for itate champion honor. 10:10— Parade of Nnllve Son* and Daughter* of Kansas. Heeded by Pioneer Jayhawker band. 10:30—Award tn old fiddler farthest. lll;40—• aoirtcn Wedding March. For Alt couplea married (10 years or over, 11:00—Award lo couple married longeit, H:10—Orandpa and Orandma'* dance. . 11:30—Wedding march for the Newly Wedi — all couple* married during the pa*t year. Award to the newe«L newly weda. 11:40—Recognition of oldeit native Kar- 11:50—Awards lo \Arkan*as Valley fidi *j champion*. j 12:00—Noon—Picnic dinner in Convent! n Hall. Free coffee. (Bring your cup.) I 12:05— Awards to the oldest Kansans. rain and woman In Kansoa longest. 1 12:10—Dorothy Woods Dancing School Re vue fltage show. 12:50—Award to younxesL Kansan. 1:00—Hutchinson High School band in patriotic program. -"Trumpeters and drummer sound "Assembly." a —rarade of patriotic societies through arena. —The Star Spangled Banner. Salute . to Ihe color*. 1:10—Patriotic medley, High school hand. Episode*; Pilgrims, Indian*, Colonial*, Civil war period, Red Croat, Our Defenders. 1:25—"The Call to Arms," Col. Don Shaffer, Kanaaj State Guard. 1:30—"Reno's Response," Klwanla club quartet. —••CM Bless America." —Invocation, Rev. E. F. Austin, pastor of First Baptist church. —"Stars and Stripes," hJgh school band. 1:15—Patriotic songs, led by H. P. LOT- enz. —Awards to oldest and youngest soldier* in audience. —Presentation of' Gold star Mothers and the Mothers of 35th Division. 2:00—Ox Team Drivers parade. Award (o the one driving oxen longest ago. 2:15—Flag pageant, "Betsy Ross," 2:30—Cow calling contest. 2:10— "The Uttle Old Ladies." 3:00—Grandpa and Grandma's . dancing P*rty, 3;10—Prlae to oldest. counjs dancing, >3:30—Liar* Club Initiation, • 3:*0—Kansas Day sketch. Youth Tera-, perance Council. 3:55—Annual Hop of the Grasshopper; club. (Limited to those here in! 1S74.) 4:C0—Award to oldest "grasshopper." 4:10—Patriotic drill by Red Wing council,: Pocahontas, ! 4:30—Award to >oungeat todhouae dweller in Kansas. t M . , , . „ 4:10—Flag revue, Loyal Temperance K- By The Associated Press gion. 1 5:00—"Home Sweet Home, Some casualties, were announced; as a result of a new attack in the region of Ambon, on Amboina island between The Celebes and New Guinea. "There has been no decrease in enemy air activity," the Netherlands Indies command said. "Bombs were dropped on several undefended places, causing little material damage. Here and there in the southeast of Borneo bombs were dropped and machine-gun ning took place." Reporting no news from Balik Papan, Borneo port on the Macas­ sar Strait, its communique said "There is reason to assume the Japanese have occupied the com pletely destroyed and burned out establishments." British Preparing For Figltf On The Island By O, Yates' McDaniel Singapore, Jan. 28 (^P)— Orders were issued today for the evacu- fPage 7. Column 4. Please) Weather Kansas—Not much change In temperature tonight. Hutchinson weather: Recorded by Mrs. J. C. Robbins, U.S. ob server—High temperature yesterday, 59 degrees; low today, 31; at 2:30 p. m., 54 Year ago today: High 46; low 25. Kansas weather: Wintry conditions are giving this region a rest, but farmers and all other outdoor; workers are advised to catch up on their chores. Weatherman S.l D. Flora said a fresh cold front 1 is bound to come down from the north one of these days. Dodge City was high again yesterday with 00 degrees. Topeka report* ed a low 27. Municipal Airport Trmpernturi's we should approve those-policies publicly. In this way, we can help unite the nation behind every effort we believe leads in the right direction. "When weak or dangerous poll cies are being fostered by our na- tipnal leadership, we have an equal obligation to unite our peo- Death To 34 In Colorado Mine Blast Only Four Of Crew In Coal Working Escape Explosion Leila Welsh's Brother Held As Her Slayer Mrs. Stacy Judy Subs Roaming Atlantic, From North To Gulf At Least 14 Ships Sunk During Past Sixteen Days Mount Harris, Colo. (A*)— Thlr ty-four miners perished In an ex plosion In the Victor American Fuel Company coal mine late last! night. Only four men escaped alive. Black damp, deadly carbon dioxide gas, filled the shaft after the blast and impeded the workl of rescue crews, unable to reach' the victims for nearly six hours. Nearly every family in this small mining community 200 miles northwest of Denver had relatives) employed in the mine. Mine Superintendent Henry Johnson said the 34 men were trapped about 5,500 feet inside the tunnel of the mine, which slopes at an angle of about 10 degrees! Into Mount Harrlr. The four who escaped were working nearer the entrance. They heard the blast and fled. Rescue crews fought the suffocating gas with huge blowers, forcing air into the mine and sucking the fumes out. The miners' families rushed to the pit from their homes in the surrounding towns of Craig, Hayden, and Steamboat Springs, but were advised lo return to their homes. Ambulances and hearses were called from all surrounding towns, and State Mine Inspector Thomas Allen left for the scene from Denver immediately. Brazil Breaks With The Axis Bolivia Threatened By Jap Envoy. la Paz, Bolivia (/P)—Bolivia severed relations today with (he Axis. Democratic Mule Halts Mayberrys A stray Democratic mule didn't know the political par- tics are supposed to be harmonious for the duration. On their way to the GOP s love feast at'Topeka tomorrow, the Willard Mayberrys of Elkhart struck the mule about six .miles 'west of Hutchinson on US50S last night. Their windshield shattered and Mrs. Maybcrry, 35, went to Grace hospital for treatment of small .cuts on her face and hands. They left, presumably to continue to Topeka. Mayberry, Elkhart newspaper publisher, was secretary to Governor Alf Landon. Orval Ward, undcrshcilff. went to the scene but could not find the mule. Indictment Comes After Extensive Grand jury Probe w. Old faces brightened today at Convention hall as The News- Herald's 13th annual three-day Farm and Home picnic began with jig-time fiddling, square dancing and renewal of old friendships. , There was a memorial for 77 comrades who have seen their last Farm and Home program, as they died in the past year, and a celebration of agriculture's part in our nation's defense today. But thoughts of war and loss of some friends merely served to emphasize the blessings of America left for those here to enjoy them, and if theie were' a few tears on some aged cheeks, they were as much for joy as for sorrow. Axis submarines, ranging the eastern American coast from the Gulf of Mexico to northern Canadian -waters, have sunk at least 14 American and Allied ships since the undersea raiders'appear­ ed off Nova Scotia Jan. 12. Latent announced blow was the torpedoing of a large Allied passenger liner carrying 450 passengers and crew from Bermuda to an eastern port. Only 71 have been saved, five-bodies recovered, and 374 persons are missing from the liner. Subs In Gulf As this -blow...was announced the navy at Corpus ChristI, Tex., said that a submarine "doubtlessly . German" had been sighted 15 miles from nearby Port Aransas and that probably another U-boat was in the vicinity. This announcement followed The morninp program went. -,— fast, with variety entertainment upon last night's report of a U- and awarding of numerous prizes, boat's sinking the 7,098-ton Amer- ple in opposition. Only in thisl Before the aroma ^ of noonday ican tanker Francis E. Powell off (PagS 7, Column 5. Please) (Page 7. Column '2. Please) (Page 8, Column 4. Please) New AEF Facilities Under Construction During The Past Year U. S. Troops Begin Vigorous Training In Northern Ireland {By OAA CommunicRtlunu station) logne, on the French const, German-occupied Call Off Dog Show New York (IP)—The 1942 Morris and Essex dog show has been cancelled because ot the war, The show, thu largest in the nation, had 4,459 entrants in 1839, Yeil'ir-day; a :'<0 p .m. I 2:30 a.m. 671 11:30 4 :30 0:30 .. M; fi :ao a :.> 1 ,. 47s f. •;«> ?:."0 ft::;<i .. 412 .. 30| 7:30 S:3(> B::.0 ,. 10:30 .. 37! .. "Ill »:.'](> lo:.'i 11:30 ,. 341 11:30 T«Uy i ! 2:30 12:30 p.m. , . , 33< 1:30 ?:30 By William B. King Somewhere in northern Ireland (/P)—United States troops newly; established in Northern Ireland 1 were called from their beds before dawn today to begin learning the business of what to do and how to behave in case of a Nazi air raid. Their first day in camp yesterday was free for the men to settle down in their surroundings and rest .from a tiring ocean trip. But when the bugle sounded this morning it meant that an ardu ous training program was being resumed. 29 Expect Nazi Planes Officials do not conceal their • it concern that the German ait force 33 may attempt to give th troops in V { ihe new encampments a taste of UJ jombing. i A German bomber was engaged by ground batteries not far away 47 (Page 7, Column 0, Please) None Of De Valera's Concern Belfast, Northern Ireland, Jan. 28 (/P)—Prime Minister John M, Andrews told parliament here today thBt Eamon de Valera, prime minister of Eire, had no right to protest the arrival of United States troops in Ulster (Northern Ireland). (De Valera contended that the debarkation of U. S, troops on the northern side of the border emphasized the split which led to the partition of Ireland in 192,1; was carried out "despite the express will of the Irish people;" and. his government was not consulted. "As head of the government of a neighboring neutral state,'' Andrews said, "he (De Valera) evidently resents the arrival of American troops here No doubt he would have prevented it If he could just as he denied to Britain and the United States use of naval bases in Eire. "This folly ha3 meant the sacrifice of many thousands of gallant lives in the Battle of the Atlantic. Eire is in no less danger of invasion by Germany than Britain and Northern Ireland- If such nn attack were made, the people of Eire would be glad of any help they could secure, whether British or American. "It is our duty and our privilege not only to welcome the American troops but to facilitate them to the uttermost in the task in which they are engaged," Andrews continued, "Northern Ireland is in the fight (or freedom and intends to see it through "With a check for $1,000,000 as a first move, United States army authorities have opened an account in a Nor- jtfiern Ireland bank to pay for the needs of the force landed here this week." Rio de Janeiro (IP) — President Getulio Vargas today signed a decree breaking Brazil's diplomatic and commercial relations with Germany, Italy and Japan. The decree cited ihe fact that Brazil, "faithful to the Pan- American tradition, never has failed in immediate fulfillment of continental decisions" and there fore was following the unanimous recommendation ot the conference of ' American foreign ministers recommending the 21 republics break .with the Axis. Threatens Bolivia Informed sources at La Paz, Bolivia, said that Fuyitaro lrie, Japanese , charge d'affaires,' had delivered a note to the Bolivian foreign office hinting that Japan might blockade the South Amer- ieah.c'oast and halt Bolivia's overseas trade if she severed relations with the Axis. Bolivia's foreign minister at the conference here announced that Bolivia was going to break with the Axis, but no formal action has been reported, No Settlement The 100-year-old boundary dispute between Peru and Ecuador, which was helieved last night to have been' settled, stumbled on 11th hour obstacles once again today, threatening hopes for a harmonious adjournment of the 12-day war conference of American foreign ministers. Announcement of a settlement made yesterday by Brazilian Foreign Minister Oswaldo Aranha, and a Brazilian break with the Aixs had been foreseen for a festive wind-up today, Delegates of the mediator nations still tried to keep the agreement, achieved in countless parleys with the disputing nations, from falling apart. United Slates Undersecretary of State Sumner Welles held an early morning meeting at his hotel with Ecuadorean Foreign' Minister Julio Tobar Donoso and then returned to thi: conference with Alfredo Solf Y Muro, premier of Peru. Everything Liable To Rationing Henderson Expected To Be Installed As U. S. Price Czar Washington {IP) — Everything that Americans buy at the stores became liable to rationing today, and legal'* price"'fixing was only one short stop away. The War Production board, delegated to Acting Price Administrator Leon Henderson full power to ration retail commodities, only a short time before the senate completed congressional action yesterday on a much-amended price control bill and sent it on to President Roosevelt. Democratic leaders said they ex-i pected the chief executive to sign the measure, although some of its farm price sections were known lo be distasteful to him. He had asked for the legislation more than six months ago. as a check against inflation. Living costs have risen more than 11 per cent since September, 1939, government economists say, and parallel price rises have added several billion dollars to the cost of the nation's arma nent program. Henderson To Stay The capital generally conceded that Henderson would be retained in the price administration post he now holds by virtue of an executive order. The added rationing authority, given him with Mr. Roosevelt's approval, virtually guaranteed that the name of Henderson In the next few weeks! would become a by-word in the kitchens, corner stores and offices of America. further rationing, the WPB ob served, "seems inevitable." Signature of the' price fixing measure will not nessarily mean an immediate flood of price-fixing orders, said • one of Henderson's lieutenants who declared that situations will be met as they arise. Kansas City (^—George Welsh II, 28, was indicted by a county grand jury today on A charge of slaying and mutilating his pretty 24-ycar-oId sister, Leila Adeie Welsh, in her bedroom last March. Welsh is scheduled to go to trial on the anniversary of the murder. After a plea of Innocent had been entered for Welsh, Circuit Judge Marion D. Waltner set March !) tor the trial. It was March U, 1941, that the sister was found cut and beaten to death in her bedroom. Pleads Innocent Through one of his attorneys, Welsh waived the reading of the indictment and pleaded innocent. The court did not immediately decide whether he should be released on bond pending a trial. The youth looked neither to this right nor left as he stood up for ' arraignment but a smile spread over his iace to a comment by one of his attorneys, Forest Hanna. ' Witnesses or evidence on which the accusation was made wer« not disclosed. The indictment — climaxing weeks of investigation — was drawn by the attorney general s George W. Welsh II Britain Told U. S. Plans Huge Army London VP) — United States Ambassador John G. Winant told a national defense luncheon today that the Unitel States plans to recruit nn army of 7,000,000 men. "If it is necessary for the women of America to scrub, drive or transport or man anti-aircraft batteries or pilot planes or whatever elsc^ they will do it gladly," he said. "Idleness has been no part o( our national life . . that Is not America," the ambassador added. He said "wc know the story of the battle of the Atlantic and if it necessary that our navy take time to re-establish its supremacy in Ihe Pacifia with whatever auxiliary airforce that is required, it will be done and Its complete Uupremacy re-established." office at Jefferson City and returned to Circuit Judge Marion D. Wallner. Her brother was summoned before the jury for questioning when he returned here, from California for the Christmas holidays. Charge Premeditated Murder The indictment returned after • short special session with James E. Taylor, assistant attorney general, charged premediated murder. It said that young Welsh, a mortgage company employe at the time, beat and struck his sister with a hammer and knife. Soon after the slaying he had told officers that he slept on a divan in the living room near his sister's bedroom the night of th« murder. The Welsh slaying has. been one of Kansas City's most baffling mysteries. An abundance of clues led Investigators through » maze of conflicting channels. Found by Mother It was shortly after 9 o'clock the morning of last March 9 that Mrs. Marie F. Welsh ran screaming from the home in a quiet soulhside residential district to the home of a neighbor. There she told of finding her daughter slain in her bed. Police found that the 8Ws throat had been slashed from ear to'ear. Her skull had been smashed by three terrific blows. Her pajamas were cut and torn. From her right hip a piece of flesh had been cut. The body lay on its left side, the right arm extending toward the edge of the bed. On the floor near the bed was a track chisel, a kind of hSmmer used by railroad men. From ths throat wound police took a man's white shirt, later identified as one a neighbor had discarded near his garage. Flag of Victory In an open window of the glrl'i bedroom, half a pair of draperies lay on the sill, hanging partly outside, L. B. Reed, then chief ot police, said the draperies had been deliberately placed there as a sort of "flag of victory" by the slayer. The mother told police that when she went to awaken her Washington VP)— The nomlna- laughter for Sunday school she tlon of Patrick J, Hurley, secre-' Relying almost entirely" up 'to! now on voluntary arrangements and orders without the specific support of )aw, the OP A has fixed price ceilings on 72 commodities ranging from washed cattle-tall hair to ateel. Keuch Many Agreements In addition, it has reached vol unary price agreements with about 100 individual producers, frozen some prices, and listed others at what it considered "fair." In all, about 35 per cent of the total value of whalesale goods is already under price pontroj, as is almost half the field of metals and metal products, Hurley Name Before Senate Ex-War Sceretury New Envoy To New Zealand tary of war in the Hoover admin*' Istratlon, to be minister to New Zealand, was submitted to the senate today by President Boose velt. It was assumed that Hurley aU ready had reached his post, since the White House had announced that the nomination was being withheld until he was safe in New Zealand. (Page 8, Column 4. pl«ase) able Request Angeles (/Pi—Bernard Wil- "utynski Is tired of his ribbing about his name. 1 the superior court to, t to Bernard William De Besides, he added, hii preset)' ntT 'e is hard to pro* nounvv and spell correctly. 1 lii:m friij He ( chan Grout.

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