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THE ENQCTKER AND NEWS NEWS Promoted to Captain Lieut. Simon B. Ivors, a dental operator j 1'r" Pp-cv' Jones General hospital. I was promoted to captain Friday ; afternoon. Home from IIwpit.il Leon C. Barnes of "54 "; Northeast Capital avenue has returned home from Leila hospital, where he has been recovering from a heart attack. To Join in Bond Kully Fifteen tattle casualties from Percy Jones General hospital will go to Grand Rapids Monday fo participate in a one-day war bond rally at the American Seating Co. Sew Custer Officer Capt. Clifford S. Clay-comb of Eat Lansing. today wa- appointed property officer in the post engineer's office, j-ucceeding Capt. Joseph Grosguth, who is being transferred to Iron-wood. Ashes Start I ire A garage at the rear of the Robert York residence. 330 North Wood, was damaged by fire shortly alter 1 o'clock this mornirtff. Firemen said that hot ashes had been piled against the siding at the rear of the garage. One booster line was used by the firemen. Suffers Arm Fracture Now resting comfortably in Leila hospital is John A. Mu-tard of 15 Crest drive, a local attorney, who has suffered a fracture of the left arm near the shoulder. He was at the family's farm on the Laeey road 10 miles north of Battle Creek on Thursday night when he fell in the yard, receiving the injury. Jeep Driver Arrested Police were called to Northeast Capital and Mc-Kinlev at 8:55 p. m. Friday where Aslilev G. .Hkeen. 29. of Kellogg Field, driving an army jeep, bumped into a parked car owned bv Martha L. Viekery. The soldier was arrested and detained at the city jail until morning, when he was releaser! to officials at Kellogg Field. Reminder to Teachers -The state department of public instruction emohasi.ed today that Washington's birthday, February 22. is not a lecal holiday, for public schools, but 'reminded teachers it is their legal duty to commemorate the occasion, "bv proper exercises or by ar-raiuunt; the school work to teach the significance of the day." Attrntlintr Quarterly Session The Be v. A1U Bailey, pastor of the Olive Street Friends church, is attending the quarterly meeting of the Friends church at Tecumseh. Others from the congregation attending the meeting are Misses Louise Western, Kathleen Wolfe. Donna and Joy T nmnman. Marian Haddock, Marcia Mead. Mrs. Pearl Smith, James G-airn and Richard Binger. Prisoner Is Returned Police Detectives Winfield Bracy and Lloyd Imhoff returned last evening from Wilmington. O.. with Melvin Hughes. 19. of. -.190 Kalamazoo street. Hughe- wis picked up by police in Wilmington after he had been implicated in the store window robberv at the Mae Dorsey Hicks shop in Noith Washington avenue last November 27. t liickcn Shack Looted Helen Ens-ctt, nromieior. reported to the police at '2 o'clock Friday afternoon that her place of business, known as Helen's Chicken Shack in Southwest Capital avenue, had been n-tr-red thron:; h the backdoor sometime Thursday night. A cigaret machine, a plnbnil machine and a juke box had been broken open and between $75 and $80 in nickels stolen. Rirth Is Announced A son was horn Thursday morning to Copt, and Mrs. James Steele Robbins in the FuUer-GilUam hospital in May-field. Kv. Mrs. Robbins is the former " Miss Mildred Shanahan. a nurse who resided here with her mother. Mrs. Fred L. Shanahan. at 289 Northeast, Capital avenue. Captain Robbins is with the army medical corps in China. The baby was named James Steele Robbins III. l'.oncls Are Wedding Gift On their return from their honeymoon. Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Coders of Kalamazoo visited his bank, where he bought five SI. 000 war bonds as a wedding gift for Mrs. Coders, the former Miss Albert ino Bernard, teacher of Trench at Central high school here. They were married on January 28 in Evanston. 111. Mis. Coders is continuing teaching here until the end of the school year. PAV Diuncr-Mrrling The Disabled American Veterans will have a zone nnri open meeting Tuesday i-itrht at Rcrimcu's hall beginning with a 6:30 dinner. John Feighner. national vire commander, will be tne.-t. alone with Allan Hurd. department adjutant: Waiter Haedke. national servitc o'ticer. and Carl No'tke drrwrUnent Americanism chairman. .Special guests will be patients at. the Percy Jones General hospital. Army Student Sentenced Pvt Jack Keller. 19. of Gasport. N. Y.. an armv nwiaUzed trninimt student at Michisan State college, who was convicted of stealing a $70 watch and a billfold from another private bv a special court martial r.t the coik-ee. arrivrd at Fort Custer las' night to serve a term of six mouths at hard labor. Keller, who pleaded innocent, was charged v.itlt stealing the watch and S3 from Pvt. .Jacob J. Hassei'oeck of Cheviot, O. !! Bis" whs fined $29 a month lor the next six months. It was the first court martial case since the AST students arrived on the East Lansing campus last summer. Plan Closer Cooperation The state depn'tmcnt of health announced today that to make it possible for heads of Michigan's tuberculosis sanatorium" to work more closely with state health authorities, an advisory committee of five members representing the Michigan Sanatorium association will meet at least twice a jeer with physicians of the department's bureau of tuberculosis control. The committee will represent state, county, municipal and privately operated sanatorium?, find will work with the department in determining institutional policies. New officers of the Association are Dr. Henry Stuart Willis. Northvillc, president" and Dr. Joseph Egle. Gay-lord, secretary. Captain I-ange Transferred Transfer of Capt. William A. Lange, chief of the convalescent section end assistant chief of general surgery at the Foi't Custer station hos- Battle Creek, Sat., Feb. 5. 1944 NOTES pital, to Gardner General hospital at Chicago, was announced today by post officials. Captain Lange. a former Detroit plastic surgeon, is a former husband of the widow of Daniel C. Dodge, Annie Laurine McDonald, a telephone operator in Gore Bay. Ont., before she married Dodge, who was killed by a dynamite explosion on Manitoulin island while they were on their honeymoon. The captain served at the Custer hospital since July, 1942. Before entering the medical corps in 1942. he maintained a private prac tice in Detroit for 15 years and was chief plastic surgeon at Grace and Woman's hosoitals in Detroit and consulting plastic surgeon at the Receiving hospital In Detroit. Seeking Milk Price Solution Michigan milk producers and the Detroit area dealers, at odds over a proposed price increase to the farmers, will make another attempt, probably early next week, to agree on a schedule wnicn tne umce 01 Price Administration has ruled may carry an increase of 2J cents a hundred pounds. The proposal was discussed at a conference in De troit between the sales committee of the Michigan Milk Producers as sociation and the Metropolitan Dealers association, without result. Un der the OPA ruling the price to the fanners may be increased from S3 46 F. O. B. Detroit to $3.69. but the retail price ceiling of 15 cents may not be Increased. "The dealers don't feel they should pay the increase under the circumstances." said one of them. A representative of the producers asserted that a large proportion of the milk distributed in the Detroit area was being sold at less than the 15 cents a quart ceiling by reason of discounts and lower rates for quantity purchases. Church Group Meets The Women's Society for Christian Service of the Upton Avenue Methodist church met Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Earl McComb, 259 Grove. Mrs. William Turner was in charge of the devotional service, using for her subject "God's Truth Abideth Still." In the absence of the president, Mrs. Charie.s Oughton. the vice president. Mrs. Boyd Correll. presided. Several committees for the new year were appointed. Mrs. Alfred E Borch-ardt presented a program from the new study book. Her subject was "We Who Are America." Mrs. Otto Hanna. whose son, Fred. Is serving with the army medical corps in North Africa, read several letters from two native African boys serving under her son in a United States hospital there. The boys, who had learned English at a mission school there, wrote of their work and conditions and also told her of some of the customs and living habits of their own race. Co-hostesses with Mrs. McComb were Mrs. Correll and Mrs. Milton Sel-terburg, who assisted in serving the refreshments. New officers, elected last month and serving for the first time at the meeting, were, with the exception of the npw president. Mrs. Oughton: Mrs. Correll, Mrs. Clarence Upson, recording secretary: Miss Betilah Welch, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Hanna. secretary of supplies; Mrs. Fred Dean, secretary of publications, Mrs. Maver Swariz. secretary of local church activities, and Mrs. Charles Kellogg, treasurer. A'"KIIH Til HOH SMART ARK vol:: 2 a ii:. ;I - lone. I- Thirty r, Jasper fprt ffr mtnutp. National Park in Canada. ti - Men uty. 7 lama."ili! S - Kii.-f iifit. il - One vlin 10 -Maleoim. THE WEATHER FORECAST Lower Michigan Much colder and snow flurries tonight and Sunday. TEMPERATURES a (muinictu to miflnitthti E'i torkiy ;o tuflHv last nifchi (2:30 a. m. I Prrcii'ita Tl.c St on Tr. t. m. an'l p. m. and 5'til ImUlV ; rr"tv al 7:1! t S:o1 a m. at 2:"S rib' The m'iftt r;se tmiqv cts tomorrow at fi:tlt IN OTHER CITIES Piarp of ousen .itlon Z c it 1 X o Alpena 3s :u Bismarck '', -i P.l'OtMt.Ot tllP 7'l (i' Bnflalo :i H CiUiuuo Ifi to ! cii'iriiiiui w :n ' 1 i,t. ,'! nil 'iS i p. -mm: ;i2 I Puiuth :;o n j .. m! t;.iiil'!5 in : il.uiutttiin .1.1 22 ! Jai moimlie ft ;:." I.m:ttg 3(1 32 l,o AltKnM fit U M.iniurttp :'..' 2'i M'nini 7:i so Mllntllkf- 4-1 IM Miniiraiiitlu (" :n Npu CirS'an.' fi7 SO Nrw York Ill' 2S Oinalia :t .12 p 70 :in ivnimrui :(7 :;i s Hilt Htc. Manr , :l'l lis si. I.ouii. .'.7 : Travrw Citv :f 33 ; W.isiiitt-on 46 2S RATION CALENDAR Torfi'Tniw - Brcwn X stumps becomr vali'l for punlu.v of ment. buttrr, mis, il hi- s Nty 2 ful oil rem pons expire. 1-Vb pim. !"'! I'ii--Rrmvn V and V stamps expire, M'T. h 11 Nf. 3 tui-i t.n coupons ptpire. M;m li 'Ji (irrrn tamp8 K. L and M expire. Miit. fi "1 10-A gasolirip coupons Expire, Mnrih lit stnmp N. :ti) In Rntlon Bool Ni. 4, good fer five pouuds of ugar, ex- pins. WHERE TO CO AND WHEN RKGKXT- "Hapcv l.nml" 1:M, 3:47. 7 : :i . !)::).'.. u::w. Bl.mr Sl.itf Show 2. IS. 1:2M. 7 tot. !;!.',. n:.l:i aivl -'Sine X .Uncle' " 1 :0s. .1 21. S.S. 10:2. !2:1t. MIClilClAN "Tbr Iron Mnjnr" 1 :ll. ::2:',. ?;o(l, .!::'.'.. POST --Th.- Constant Nymph" Vi:34. .'1:1.1. (1:12. P:."m mid "Mimter In Time .iuri-" ! :34. 5:4:t. S;4.'i. STRAND "JimuernHut" 12:SB. 3:14. ,V27. 7 :Ti7. 10:27 .mil "RAiiler or th Bonlc-r" -11:18, 3:M. 4:lt. 8::12. 9:02. 11 :22. REX -"Th Crystal Ball'- 11. 1:23. 3:40. fl:0!. K:42. 11:1S and "Comin 'Round th Mountain" 12:21, 2:41, 6:07, 7:au, 10:OJ, 12:38. Y' Membership Drive Tops Goal Victory Dinner Celebrates Signing Up 660 Members. The Young Men's Christian association topped its goal in the sixth annual membership drive, reaching a total of 660 members. 200 of whom are new. Robert H. Freitag, general secretary, announced at the Victory dinner which closed the campaign la'st night. This total does not include the 155 members who are now in the armed forces and whose memberships are renewed annually by the "Y" without charge, Mr. Freitag said. Wendell E. Doty, campaign chairman, presided at the dinner. The program featured Douglas Archboid at the piano, and group singing. C. P. Korzuck, a division major, presented Millard E. Spencer, a division major who brought more memberships than himself, with an artificial steak, mounted on a plaque. The award was the climax of a contest between the two majors' divisions. Division standings were announced as follows: Donald C. Slighiy, 175 members. $830.50; Millard Spencer. 132 members. S6T2: Jerry DeNooyer, 123, $726.50; C. P. Korzuck. 103. $503: Sampel G. Gorsline, 64, $388; "A. Nonymous." 64. $381. Campaign workers who obtained from 10 to 50 members were awarded with individual YMCA emblem club 10 membership pins, and workers who secured from five to nine members were given emblem club pins accordingly. These workers, according to memberships brought in. follow: Millard Spencer, Charles F. Briggs. Donald Slighiy, Horace C. King, Frank J. Carbine, Lee Wood, Glenn Werner, John Pichitino. J. Edward Piche, Dr. Gordon Price. O. D. Heise. Horace H. Winans. W. L. Davis. Oliver Thaldorf. Edward Hieftje, Peter Leenaars. Joseph C. Grant, Frank Stowitts, Leonard Severance. Edwin D. Brown, Dr. E. M. Schaeffer, Glenn Lauer, Oubrey Williamson, Edward Tessmer. Harry Puffer, Edward Barnes. Floyd White, Alfred O. Williams. Roy Redmon. Lee Dudley, Wendeil Doty and K. A. Wahtera. Men Shot on Street In Row Over $2 Debt An argument over a $2 gambling debt culminated at 6:55 p. m. Friday in a sidewalk shooting affray in Southwest Capital avenue, south of Liberty street. James C. McGill. 28. of 280 Kalamazoo street, a Negro, was taken to Leila hospital with a bullet, wound that punctured the intestines. Police are looking for another Negro. Herman Spencer. 35. of 84 Southwest Capital avenue, who McGill said shot him. McGill told police he owed Spencer $2 and that dispute over the debt had led to the shooting. McGill walked to the corner of Southwest Capital and Hamblin. where he met James T. Anderson of 481 Hamblin avenue and Operia Stevenson of 364 -Hamblin avenue, who took him to the hospital in his own car. Police could not find Spencer at his home or his chicken barbecue place in Southwest Capital avenue. NEPHEW OF FLFISCH.M.WN I) IKS NEW YORK (Pi Christian R. Holmes. 45. described by police as a nephew of the late Julius Flelscli-mann, mayor of Cincinnati. Ohio, and president of the Fleischmann Co., died today in his suit e at the Savoy Plaza hotel. Police said death was caused by an overdose of sleeping tablets. Holmes registered at the hotel last January 1. giving his home address as Honolulu. Police said that since his arrival he had been under the care of a nurse. 13 1X.II RF.D IN FIRE DETROIT (Pi Thirteen occupants of a rooming house at 850 Fort Street West were injured or overcome by smoke when fire swept through its upper floors this morning. Eleven of the victims required hospital treatment and the other two suffered minor injuries. GUEST SPEAKER Pvt. Shepherd of Fort Custer will speak at the morning service Sunday at the Community Tabernacle, 325 Hamblin avenue, and the Rev. Isaac Muller will be guest speaker at the evening service. The Rev. William Pruitt is pastor. DEATHS Charles A. Walker Charles A. Walker. 52. of 248 South McCamly. died unexpectedly at his home at 1:45 a. m. today. Born in Dayton. Tenn.. Sept. 26. 1892. he was a son of Philmore and Clemma (Smith) Walker and came to Battle Creek in 1927. He was employed by James Mason in erection of new homes in the Lakeview district. Surviving are his widow. Cora: two daughters. Mrs. Lula Barnes and Mrs. Agnes Walker, all of 248 South McCamly. and a granddaughter, Betty Joe Barnes. Charles E. Gibson Charles E. Gibson. 89. formerly of 79 East VanBuren. died at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. R. K. Davis, at. Columbus. Kan., Friday morning. Born Sept. 26. 1854 at Partello in Lee township, he was a son of Albert S. and Frances (Cooper) Gibson. He came to Battle Creek in 1889 and worked as a carpenter until later years when he engaged in real estate. He was a member of the First Methodist church since 1890. His wife, Sarah, died Oct. 18. 1943, and Mr. Gibson had lived with his granddaughter since December. Besides her. he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. A. J. Welch of Elkhart, Kan.: a son. Will of Lansing: a grandson, Russell Gibson of Detroit and two greatgrandchildren. Another son. Ivan, died in Battle Creek in 1924. War Briefs STOCKHOLM fU R) The newspaper Morgontidningen reported today that German forces in Greece executed the entire adult male population between 1,000 and 1.500 of the Greek village of Kalavrita in reprisal for partisan attacks on Nazi soldiers. NEW DELHI iPi Allied troops, mopping up enemy positions in the upper Chindwin valley of northern Burma occupied another village 20 miles southeast of Tamu without opposition Thursday, an Allied communique said today. Other Allied forces, operating south and southeast of Tamu, uncovered a wide belt of Japanese snipers and killed several. LONDON !l'.R A bomb of German origin discovered in a crate of onions has been traced to the same British merchant ships which brought from Spain a cargo of oranges in which explosives also were found, the home office announced today. LONDON (Pi The German-controlled Vichy radio said today that the French battleship Dunkirk was hit during the bombing of Toulon yesterday and is still burning. The Dunkirk, a 26.500-ton battleship launched in 1935, was scuttled by the French navy when the Germans occupied Toulon in November. 1942, and was reported later to have been dismantled bv the Germans. USO Clubs Schedule Program for Sunday Third Anniversary Observance Will Be Included. Birthday breakfasts, teas and suppers will be the features of the Sunday activities at the local USO clubs as each joins in a week-end celebration of the third anniversary of the founding of the national organization. Visitors, botii soldier and civilian, at each clubhouse and the Travelers Aid USO will be given a piece of a birthday cake. Open house will be held for the public at each of the four clubs and the Travelers Aid USO this evening and tomorrow. The 40 Southwest Capital avenue club will entertain servicemen at a birthday breakfast from y:30 a. m. to noon tomorrow. Maj. Lou S. Furmnn. club director, and Miss Florence Tucker, Miss Rosemary Kettieton and Miss Shirley O'Reilly will be the hostesses. At 3:30 p. m. a birthday tea will be held in the Southwest Capita! club with music by a string trio, and in the evening, the Urbandalc Methodist church will sponsor a flipper at tiie club. The. club at 170 West Michigan avenue will hold a birthday supper at 6:0 Sunday .veiling followed by a ball at 7:30 p. m.. and the 12 Northeast, Capital avenue club will sponsor a coffee hour in the Youth building al 6:30 p. m. preceded by a splash pariy in the Youth building pool at 4 p. m. A program will follow the coffee hour. USO activities planned dining the anniversary week-end are the usual events. The principal feature of the celebration being the invitation to the public to visit tire clubs and see the USO programs in operation. DIES IN KALAMAZOO Mrs. Agnes Munition. 55, a former local resident. died Friday morning in Borgess hospital in Kalamazoo. She had been ill since Christmas and in the hospital a week. The body will be at the resi dence, 2fl:i South Dartmouth, Kala mazoo, until 8 a. m. Monday when it will be taken to St. Augustine Catholic church for the requiem mass. She is survived by her hus band. Edward C. Mannlon of Kalamazoo, and several brothers and sisters. She was born May it, ihb, in Coleman. Wis. Except for several years spent in Battle Ci'cek she had resided in Kalamazoo over a period of 30 years. While living in Battle Creek Mrs. Ma union operated a grocery on the Beadle lake road. With her husband she moved back to Kalamazoo about a' year ago. Marshall's Status Examined Before Giving Higher Title WASHINGTON .T" Assurances t that Gen. George C. Marshall will not be transferred from his posi- Hon as army chief of staff will be demanded by the senate military affairs committee before it approves creation of the title, "general of the armies." for Marshall and Army Air Force commander Gen. H. H. Arnold. Senator Truman iD.. Mo.) and Gurney iR.. S. D.) said the war department would be asked whether Marshall is to remain as staff chief before the rommittee acts on legislation introduced by Chairman Reynolds iD.. N. C.) to elevate him and Arnold to a rank now held only bv Gen. John J. Pershing, commander of the AEF In the last war At the same time. Senator Wall-gien iD.. Wash.) said his first inclination was to oppose the legislation, designed to give Marshall and Arnold equal rank with their British counterparts on the combined chiefs of staff. "Contjiess in the past has voted this title for Gens. Ulysses S. Grant. William T. Sherman. P. S. Sheridan and John J. Pershing." Wallgren said, "but it ought to be noted that none of these promotions was made until after the war ended. I am not so sure we wifnt to name a couple of generals of the army while the fighting Is still going on." Wallgren said also that he. Truman and Senator Kilgore D., W. Va.) would seek to amend a pending measure barring wartime promotions in permanent rank for army officers, because of war department opposition expressed by Secretary Stimson. Stimson wrote the committee that the proposed legislation would work School's Parly Deemed Success Two Hundred Teen-Agers Attend Northwestern Program. Two hundred 'teen-agers, present and past junior and senior high school students, attended the initial program, a part of the city-wide youth activity plan, sponsored by the Northwestern junior high ana elementary school students and laculty and the youth activities committee of the Parent-Teacher association last night at the Northwestern school gymnasium. The event was described by Eugene Peck, principal of the school, as an "overwhelming success." Highlighting the evening's program was a floor show put on by-junior high students. Roland Chapman, a student, was master of ceremonies, assisted by Robert Kline, Donald Bowers and Graham Minor. The eighth grade and the seventh grade girls' choruses sang. Patricia Bailey lap danced, Patsy Barton played two piano numbers and sang, and Billy N orris and Juanita Peters sang. Two accordion numbers were played, one by Roland Chapman and the other by Robert Collins. Jack Davis and Roland Chapman played several piano numbers and Vangel Angelo paged the alumni in a "Remember When" number. Before and after, the floor show there was dancing. The program opened with a grand march directed by Charie.s E. Smith, who acted as general master of ceremonies. Games, such as shuffleboard, and ping pong, were received enthusiastically. A refreshment table was in charge of Mrs. Earle Gibbs and the ninth grade girls. Many parents as well as the assigned chaperons were in attendance. School authorities stated that the party also served as a "homecoming" event for the alumni, almost 100 of whom were there. Mr. Peck said school authorities, faculty and parents were highly-pleased with the success of the party. More parties will be held in March. Cooties Raise $251 In Local Bock Sale In its first campaign to raise a fund for entertainment of hospitalized soldiers, the Battle Creek Pup tent. Military Order of the Cootie, has made S251.48. The money was raised by means of the sale of a booklet. " "You Said a Mouthful, Soldier." Part of the money is to be used for presentation of a show soon at Percy Jones General hospital and at the Veterans Administration facility. Another portion of the money will be used for obtaining records and needles for phonographs of bed-ridden patients. The Military Order of the Cootie, honor degree of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, has been designated by the national organization to take charge of the hospital entertainment program of the VFW for as long as there is need of it. The hospital fund was started here by the sale of the booklets, and it is to be carried on throughout the country. Those in charge of post-enmpaign sale of the booklets are the MOC hospital chairman. Richard Meade, and the commander, Arthur Williams. TO WORK ON srXDAYS WILKES-BARRE, Pa. t.fi Thousands of anthracite miners to dav agreed to report to the pits on Sunday, and every Sunday for the remainder of the month, in an ef fort to alleviate a critical coal short age. Many others were considering the idea and anthracite operators and union leaders said it was prob able that all miners would be ready-to work the extra days starting Sunday. HELD IN FORGERY GRAND RAPIDS iPi Virginia Kitchell, 19-year-old Allegan girl, was under arrest here today on charges of forging and cashing four checks. Police said the total value involved was nearly $100. a hardship in regular army officers whose promotions in permanent rank would be delayed not only during the period of the war. but afterward. He explained that majors and lieutenant-colonels would have to wait until they had served the necessary length of time in grade after the war before they could get permanent advancement. "Even greater injustice." Stimson wrote, "will result in those cases in which the officer concerned reaches the statutory age for retirement while the proposed resolution is In operation, because such officers would be forever denied promotion to a 'higher grade, despite the fact that his service had been satisfactory and that he had met all present legal requirements for promotion." Wallgren said he planned to offer amendments to the measure which would ban wartime permanent promotions only where officers had i cached the rank of colonel or above. "We don't know how many officers arc being sluiced into the regular army from civilian life and given high rank and that's one of the things we want, to find out," Wallgren said. Truman said he was interested in preventing a "hump" in the number of general officers such as occurred after the last war. when the size of the army was reduced materially. The legislation to create "generals of the armies" had a counterpart in a bill introduced in the house which would give the title of "admiral of the navy" to Admirals Ernest J. King, commander - in - chief, and Admiral William D. Leahy, a mili-tarv advisor to President Roosevelt. Life on an Aircraft Carrier Just Before Battle Described The following dispatch from P.ay-mond Clapper, written on the eve of tlie Marshall islands battle in which he lost Iiis life, was received a few hours after word of his death. BY RAYMOND CLAPPER Aboard an Aircraft Carrier, Somewhere in the Pacific (By Wireless) On the night h fore a battle everybody gets a big holiday dinner. For breakfast on the morning of a battle beefsteak is served. Everybody aboard knows when the time of battle is approaching. You begin to count the days as "D minus four,'' "D minus three." meaning four days or three days before the action is to begin. Sometimes, in- 400 Attend Dinner 01 Cub Pack Ho. 32 Group at Post School Believed Largest in State. More than 400 parents, friends and cubs of Cub Pack No. 32, sponsored by the Post Parent-Teacher association, attended the annual banquet held last night at the Post school gymnasium. Lieut. William G. M. Edwards, former cub master of the pack now serving with the army at Detroit, was master of ceremonies. T. Ben Johnston, scout executive, spoke briefly, congratulating the pack, stating that it was the largest in Battie Creek council and he believed the largest in the state. It has a membership of 110. The cub benediction was given by Bernard Post and the Rev. 1. T. Rogers, pastor of Central Christian church gave the invocation. The following guests were introduced by Paul Wagner, cub master: Lieutenant and Mrs. Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. Johnston. Lieut. Louise Dixon of the Women's Army corps; Hubert Stevens, committeeman, and Mrs. Stevens; Russell Kemper, committeeman, and Mrs. Kemper: John Warren, scoutmaster of Troop 22. and Mrs. Warren, and Mr. and Mrs. David Rosecrantz. Mrs. Rosecrantz. president of the Post PTA, was in charge of arrangements. Also introduced were Mrs. Albert Olson. Post sciiool principal. Miss Bertine McCrary, Mrs. Kenneth Hoover. Miss Ruth Olist, Mrs. Kenneth Martin. Miss Agnes Leahy and Miss Senta Lorenz. all Post faculty members, and the Rev. Rogers. After the dinner. Mr. Wagner introduced the den mothers, den cniefs and committeemen. Then Mr. Johnston presented 50 cubs with bobcat pins. Entertainment featured each den in a performance given by them under the direction of their den mother. Pack No. 2. Mrs. Clarence Miller, mother, gave a short skit with Gene Knapp, den chief assisting. Den No. 3, Mrs. E. L. Morrison mother, gave a magic show. Den 4, Mrs. Ralph Alford, mother, gave a boxing exhibition. Den 5, Mrs. Ralph Post mother, former a "V" and recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Den 6. Mrs. Paul Wagner mother, showed their patriotism by buying from the defense booth instead of from the candy booth. Den 7, Mrs. Edward Belcher, mother sang "Walking in the Winter Wonderland" with H. R. Shook accompanying them on the guitar. After this Marvin and Raymond, sons of Mr. Shook, sang "Riding down the Canyon." Den 8. Mrs. Harry Otis, sat in a canoe and sang a group of songs. Mrs. Willy, mother of den 9 of the Newman school, was introduced. Den 10. Mrs. Mai Cantrell. sang a group of songs and den 11, Mrs. Thomas Elliott, also sang. The program was concluded with a magic show directed by Ivan Kuip. magican. Gene Knapp sounded "Taps." Table decorations, in charge of a committee headed by Mrs. Jess J. Eagles, were outlined by table covers of wall paper exhibiting red tanks, planes, guns, parachutes, etc. The centerpieces were minature snips holding red. white and blue tapers. The center piece for the speakers table was a large "V lighted with graduated candies in red, white and blue. 15-DEGREE DROP IN TEMPERATURE IS DUE A cold wave with temperatures dropping as much as 30 degrees in some sections of the Great Lakes icgion was predicted today by Forecaster H. A. Downs at Chicago. Lower Michigan can expect a drop of 15 degrees tonight. Downs said The temperature in Battle Creek al noon was 44. MOTHER AND DAUGHTER BRUISED IN COLLISION Mrs. Daisy Johnson. 39. and her daughter, Nancy, 7, were bruised when a car driven by Alva F. Johnson of roule one. Cressey, in which they were riding, and a car driven by Frederick A. Ballman of 107 East Kingman avenue, collided in a West Jackson street parking lot entrance at 3 p. m. Friday. Ballman was given a police ticket for failure to have his car under control. John Cash of the Annex hotel reported to the police at 12:15 a. m. today that while he was driving in West State street near Northeast Capital avenue a car suddenly-pulled away from the curb and bumped his. He said the other car was then driven across the street into a parking lot, where two soldiers jumped from it and ran in different directions. Cash grappled with one of the soldiers, but the man broke away from him. The car was owned by Archie Walterhouse, a night linotype operator for the Enquirer and News, who was then at work. This same car was stoieu about a month ago and later recovered. Police discovered also that Cash's operator's license had expired and Cash was given a ticket. At 11:25 p. m. Friday, cars driven by Raymond Houvener of Burlington and Clara Reynolds of 387 Main collided at Southwest Capital and Burnham. Mrs. Reynolds was given a ticket for careless ririvine. stead of calling it "D day," they call it "dog day." And for some time after a battie begins the days are known as "D plus one day." or "D plus two days." instead of by the days of the week or the month. The calendar is forgotten, and all time is counted as before or after the beginning of the battle. A slow, almost imperceptible rise of tension takes place as D day approaches. But it is nothing very-marked. Men begin to think more about their steel helmets, and to place them where they can be picked up quickly. At night you begin to have your red waterproof flash light always within reach, and always in your pocket when you are moving about the ship. Some men keep heavy leather gloves in their pockets, because these are good to put on if you have to slide down a rope going overboard. You are always studying the loca tion of ladders, hatches and bulk heads, and making mental notes of little landmarks around the ship so that you can find your way in a hurry in the dark with only a dim red flash to guide you. It is sur prising how different ship passage ways seem when you try to find your way around them with the lights out. and when many of the open ings are closed. Some 3,000 men are aboard this ship, and when the call to battle stations is sounded they must get to their places within seconds, or minutes at the most. Some of them must go the whole length of the ship. which is as far as a golf ball is ordinarily driven. Men are rush ing botii up and down narrow lad ders. Hatches are being slammed. There is intense activity everywhere, with the general-quarters gong clanging its unmistakable warning of approaching danger. Formerly ships would throw huge quantities of things overboard before going into action all the mattresses, bedding, and other inflammable material. Now. with the vast improvement in fireprooflng ma terials, and with greater fireproof construction and firefighting equipment, seldom is anything thrown overboard. There is very ' little around to burn. Before I left Washington, one of the survivors of the carrier WASP, Lieut. -Comm. William C. Chambliss. gave me a copy of his article, "Recipe for Survival." which has been issued bv the training division of the navy's bureau of aeronautics I find that many of his suggestions are being commonly adopted aboard this carrier, such as waterproof flashlights, heavy gloves, a large steel knife in a scabbard hitched to the belt which is useful, as Cham-bliss says, in cutting yourself clear of lines or other impediments with which you may become involved in the water, and also for discouraging sharks or for opening emergency ration cans. Those are the kind of normal lit tie preparations everyone makes, although verv little is said about it and the conversation seldom touches on the possibilities of action, The laughing and Joking go on as usual at mess and around the ship, with boys scuffling on the flight deck snd the hangar deck, or playing cards, or sleeping under the planes, during slack times. You always snatch a nap if you can, because In a combat area you are up long before dawn and until late at night, and there is considerable tension, at least subconsciously. During battle, when the men are held at their stations for long hours, mess attendants carry sandwiches and coffee to them frequently, also hot soup, lemonade, fruit cakes, and various small items they can put into their pockeis and nibble at while beside their guns. For several days before an action the pilots spend hours listening to briefing lectures concerning the impending battle. They are told what they need to know in order to carry out their part of the battle. Especially they are given lectures about the territory they are to bomb or strafe. They are told about the history of the locality, the characteristics of t lie natives, the estimated strength of the enemy, and they make a careful study of aerial photographs and maps to mark the location of enemy airfields and other installations that may be targets. But there is not the high tension that vou might expect. Sometimes, when a report of exceptionally heavy enemy strength is given, there will be raucous shouts of "Wow!" Once when the briefing showed our own forces to be far in excess of what the enemv would have, somebody shouted from the rear of the room. "Let's go on to Tokyo while we're at it!" But mostly the pilots are slouched down in their chairs, their favorite position being with both feet up on lop of the high back of the chair in front. They act much hke a bored classroom taking in a lecture with as little effort as possible, instead of fighting men. some of whom will not come back from the missions under discussion. You have a sense of living in a world apart from what you knew at home, and there is almost no talk or life back in the states now. You live onlv minute by minute through the routine that carries you smoothly, as if drifting down a river, toward the day of battle. FIVE BOYS HELD FOR CAR THEFT, BURGLARY Five boys aged 13 to 16 were held by police today as a result of an automobile theft and a burglary last night. Three of the hoys were picked up by state police in Paw Paw at 6; 45 a. m. today, driving an automobile owned by Robert J. Lord of 7 Second street, which had been stolen last night from a parking lot In Jackson street. These boys were brought bacR this morning and are being held for unlawfully driving away an automobile. Two other boys were picked up by police within a short time after Harold Dunn of 33 Buckeye reported that his home had been ransacked while the family was away between 9 and 11:20 p. m. Missing articles included a watch and some rifle bullet!. The boys arrested admitted entering the home and took the police to where thev had hidden the loot. Fight Change in School Aid Bill Dr. Elliott Terms Amendment As 'Raid' Attempt. LANSING OP) Administration forces mustered support today to overcome a senate committee amend ment to the $50,000,000 school aid bill which Dr. Eugene B. Elliott, superintendent of public instruction, described as an attempt to "raid" school district funds by other local governmental units. The senate finance committee reported out the school aid bill and recommended removing from the bill a clause inserted in the 1943 regular session which requires school districts to levy as much school taxes in the current year as they did in the previous year to qualify for state aid. Elliott was given authority to lift that limitation in special cases. Asserting that the only protection which the committee would leave in the bill is the requirement that school districts levy at least a four mill tax, Elliott asserted the committee's action was an invitation to other branches of county government to seize more local tax money and rely on the school aid fund to carry the schools. Senators Elmer R. Porter. Bliss-field. Otto W. Bishop. Alpena, and Audley Rawson, Cass City, all members of the committee, asserted the clause was removed to relieve taxing units under the 15-mi!l tax limitation. They asserted the law as it now stands forces county tax allocation boards to give school districts undue shares of the taxes available locally. Porter declared "the way it is now a township under the 15-mlll limit can't raise enough money to build a drain or make other Improvements because the schools have to raise the same amount of taxes they did the year before." Committee members said the clause should be removed to prevent injustices which would arise where a school district was given a large share of tax monies one year to pay debt services, but would not need as much another year. Elliott asserted the "provision allowing him to make adjustments would answer that criticism and that he had actually made such adjustments in several dozens of cases in the last year. Rep. John P. Espie, chairman of the house ways and means committee which will receive the bill if it passes the senate in its present form, asserted his committee would restore the stricken clause to the bill and he predicted that neither the house nor senate would remove it again. The clause was inserted in the school aid bill last year at Governor Kelly's insistence when he agreed to increase the school aid grant from $47,500,000 to $50,000:000. At that time he SE.id the clause would prevent county tax allocation boards from using the additional state grant as an excuse to reduce local school tax allocations. Sees Need of Stern Credit Regulations Present day trends Indicate that credit in future years will be sur rounded by closer regulation, mem bers of the Junior Chamber of Commerce were told Friday by Ralph W. Matthews, manager of the Retail Merchants Credit Bureau. Prior to the war "we went through a time when everyone wanted to sell everything" and a great quantity of merchandise went to the consumer through credit a credit that knew no regulation." Mr. Matthews said. Merchants trusted almost any customer and many times were left "holding the bag." he said. "A merchant does an injustice to a customer by selling him something he Is not able to pay for," Mr. Matthews said. "If we can't control our own business along the lines of credit, then we are inviting government regulation." Mr. Matthews was introduced by Robert Banghart. program chairman and vice president. Robert Price, president presided. Alfred R. Dart, Jr., co-chairman of war bond sales with Stuart Wright, reported that sales at Fort Custer throuch Thursday night amounted to $27,000. Fort Custer sales were started the last week of January by the Junior C. of C. and will continue for the next two weeks. Two or three members conduct nightly sales at the fort. TWO SOLDIERS HIT BY TAXI AT FORT CUSTER Two Fort Custer soldiers were injured when they were struck by a taxicab while crossing Dickman road on the post about 1:20 a. m. today, a few seconds after they alighted from an automobile. pvt. Harold E. Tierney, 35. of Whitehall. N. Y suffered possible fractures of his left leg and several ribs and severe cuts on his nose and scalp and a bruise on his forehead, while his companion. Pfc. John J. Prumo, 33. of Utica, N. Y., received multiple lacerations on his face, right arm and left les. Both are members of the 792nd Military Police battalion. The cab driver. L. E. Seamans. 26, of 23 Oak Hill drive, told military police he saw the two men get out of the automobile and thought they would pause before crossing the highway near Tenth street. They both failed to stop and walked directly in front of the cab, according to Seamans. Military police said Sea-mans was driving within the prescribed speed limit on the post when the accident occurred. The two soldiers were taken to the station hospital and are still patients there. Jujt 2 drops Penetro Jioe Drops in each nostril help you breathe freer almost instantly. Relieve the hed cold nasal mlery. Only 25o 24 ttmej at tnuch tor 50c. Caution : Use only ss dirctefl. Penetro Note Dropi i4

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