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Newport News, Virginia
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Sunday, August 19, 1945
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DAILY TRESS, NEWPORT NEWS, VA. 2A Sunday Morning, August 19, 1945. LANHAMACTAID FUNDS CUT OFF AS WAR ENDS , Child Care Aid " To Be Ended : By Oct. 31 l Washington, Aug. 18. yp ;Drastlc curtailment of federal aid 'under the Lanham act to war centers will result because of the end of the war, the federal works agency announced today. Under the act cities whose populations were swollen by an Influx of war workers got federal assist-ance toward the maintenance and construction of schools, nurseries and other facilities. It will mean an end after Oct. I It of those nurseries where mothers working on war jobs have been able to park their children during the day, unless the , nurseries are financed from some J ether source. ; Major Gen. Philip B. Fleming, jFWA administrator, said in a statement all federally-financed Lan-Jham act projects, where construction has not yet started, will be suspended Immediately and their '.allotments rescinded. Projects under construction, Fleming said, may continue either to completion or to completion .of a useful unit, if' need for the project can be shown to still exist. On non-federal construction projects on which the federal govern ment contributes part of the cost, and where contracts have not yet been approved, the allotments will be rescinded, the FWA said. Assistance for child care, such as the operation of nurseries, as well as civilian recreation projects will be terminated as soon as possible, but not later than Oct. 31, this year, Fleming added. The federal works agency however will continue to recommend allotments from available Lanham act funds for aid in the maintenance and operation of schools during the present school year. The FWA also will continue to make allotments until Oct. 31, this year, Fleming said, on projects already approved for the operation of general hospitals, recreation programs for servicemen and miscellaneous municipal service projects. 95 Millions In Construction At Yard Cut Off Washington, Aug. 18. iPi The The navy said today naval construction at the Newport Newt Shipbuilding and Dry Dork Co. which had been cancelled with the end of the war amounted to $95,358,000. A total of $11,666,000 had been spent on the aircraft carrier Iwo Jima, and with an outlay of 636,-0(10 man hours of labor. The status of other naval vessels under construction at the yard included: The aircraft carrier Midway, 91.9 per cent complete; the aircraft carrier Coral Sea, 40.7 per cent complete; the aircraft carrier Lejte, 65.1 per cent complete, and the cruiser Newport News, 2.9 per cent complete. The light cruiser Tallahassee, the navy said, was 54.8 per cent completed, the light cruiser Cheyenne 39.8 per cent, and the light cruiser Chattanooga 30.7 per cent. CAPT. POWELL KILLED JULY 30 OVER JAPAN , 7s ,,t& t A - itofrMvvm &m0m, mint j , - -..av f 3,089 ARRIVE, 3,287 DUE HERE Troop Were On Way To Pacific On their way to the Pacific directly from the European theater of war 3089 soldiers debarked at Newport News yesterday instead and were quite happy about it. They aboard. They also were on theft way to the Pacific when the ship was diverted to the United States. Elements of the following units are listed as on board: Hq. and hq. det. 142 QM. bn. with attached medical units; hq. and hq. det. 139 with attached medics; 4225 '0,31 car. co.; 4224 Qm car co.; 61st fig. bn. with attached medics; 1313 (eng. gen. ser. regt. (mess band;) 3192 eng. base depot co.; 1795 eng. fndry, det; 81 fid. host. inc. 18 ANC officers and 1 American Red Cross worker; 824 ord. base depot co.; 3082 cvrA mtf ind i r n ICQ rfi came in on the USS General Callan. I dteposal sT wto acSed It was the first ship to arrive m the U. S. on amended sailing orders medics; hq. and ha. det 220 bn.. at tached medics; hq. and hq. co. 3349 t - Now instead of going directly to the!sig. base depot; hq. and hq. det. 520 Pacific they will go to a reception ! oort bn. tc. atta. med - hn and ha. Renter, there to get furloughs and det 523 port bn. tc., attached medics. I jaier euner mj De aiscnargea, ae-! pending on their points, or to be re assigned. Because they have not J been sent immediately to the Pacific j doesn't mean they will get out of the ! army right away, army offiicals ex plained. Due in either tonight at midnight or early Sunday is the I'SS General Squier with 3287 listed as BETTER THAN OCEAN TRIP These men off the USS (ieneral Callan which debarked yesterday at Newport News arc a lot happier than they were a few days ago. They're entering the barracks at Camp Patrick Henry staging area instead of continuing on their sea voyage to the Pacific theater of war. En route to the Orient they heard of the Japs agreement to the surrender terms and the ship was ordered back to the U. S. A. 71 Rouse-CARPER Funeral Home HAROLD A. CARPER, Successor to W. E. Rouse Daily Fire Record 12:25 p. m. C. & O. pier 6; tow motor. REV. HOGG CELEBRATES The Rev. Wilbur Hogg, rector on leave from St. Mary's Historic church, of Burlington, oldest church !n New Jersey, celebrates holy com-munlon at Grace Episcopal church Chestnut Ave. at 22nd St.. at 7:30 this morning. At 11 o'clock E. E. Wood Jr., lay reader, will conduct services. Capt. Walter Henry Powell. 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Moss Powell, was killed in action July 30 while on a fighter mission over Japan, his parents were notified yesterday by the war department. According to the information by the war department Capt. Powell was leading the 47th fighter squadron from Two Jima on a strafing attack when the tail section of his plane was hit by ground fire. A letter from a member of the squadron said he went down with his plane. He enlisted in the air corps in May, 1942, and received his pilot's wings and commission as a second lieutenant Feb. 16, 1943, at Spencc Field. Moultrie, Ga. The following month, he was assigned to the Seventh air force stationed in Hawaii. He was promoted to first lieutenant Nov. 2, 1942, and to captain in January, 1945. Captain Powell was in the first fighter squadron of Mustangs, P-51s, to land on Iwo Jima in early March. Since then, they have made continuous raids over the Japanese homeland. He was operation officer for the squadron and two months ago, was made acting commanding officer. Captain Powell celebrated his 27th birthday, July 24. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Frances Richardson Powell; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Moss Powell; one sister, Mrs. Charles Rudy, and his grandmother. Mrs. P. A. Cocke, of 2211 Orcutt Ave. 140,000 Allied Nationals Await Liberation From Japanese Prisons By James Hutcheson Manila, Aug. 18. (AP) fn prisoner of war and internment camps scattered from Manchuria to Singapore and the Netherlands Indies as manv as 140.0U0 Allied nationals may be Philippines, Indo-China, Thailand or Malaya, but all prisoners of war and civilian Internees are under- i ! ! . I : spite of official protests by the American government. "The Japanese have reported were transferred to Japan upon J completion of the railroad. Prob-i ably only a few thousand still are' in Thailand mostly British and!? Dutch together with a few Americans captured in Java." 234-235 25th Street Serving the Peninsula Since 1R8 I; Dial 5-1510 ltnbiifffiiee Service awaiting liberation after completion of Japanese surrender fed and lack suitable clothing, negotiations. "Many of the camps in Japan A stinnnai-v of the prisoner of war and internee situation er located in strategic " 'h rioaalted Cross here today saul that off jjvj oW?. in or on torpedoed ships. Most of tiese latalities involved pris oners of war. Approximately! some prisoners were killed in bomb JO.OOO, niostlv civilians, have in raids, but the total number cas-i... i:i .i ! fllties cannot be estimated." I X I More than 33,000 prisoners and in-! The captive summary, Issued with , Locke Green, Republican treasurer V. t ij - "vs. . n.9ri,T inn i headQuarters approval, reported the. Ariimrtsm rmmi. con h. n. 000 are British, Australians and largest number of Americans are in j fomall to the court at the Canadians, and the remainder; Japan proper, where an estimated ! s . . ti but that areument nt.h 130,000 to 40,000 prisoners of war!?caunt,on, 5 llc'"K, om tnai , arg ument Uutcn' . , th.n v,,.j,..4 :is unlikely at that time because the (A 'British foreign offictf com- seawerea m more innu a iiuumcu, - enernl would rennlrp timr mentator quoted the Swiss charge camps. .tin which to prepare his answer on Gl ass Removal Case Unlikely At Staunton Richmond, Aug. 18. A petition for wilts of peremptory mandamus to compel Governor Darden to declare the U. S. senate seat of Senator Carter Glass vacant and order an election to fill it, in all probability will not be heard by the supreme court of appeals at its forthcoinlng session in Staunton, it was learned today. Court officials explained that the petition, filed recently by John d'affaires as saying 8,800 Allied na tionals including 650 Americans-were liberated by the Japanese in the Shankhai district Aug. 15. He said the Swiss intermediary at The greatest number or Ainea na-1 behalf of the covemor. tionals, however, was reported inj The status of the petition at the Netherlands Indies camps, One of the most tragic prisoner stories of the war has come from Shankhai had advised the liberated j Thailand, where the Japanese had persons to remain temporarily inj about 40,000 to 50,000 captives from camps because of transportation and j the Malayan campaign who were building a railroad from Bangkok to Burma. Reports gleaned previously in reconquered areas such as Borneo have told of a tremendous death Tlie Daily Press Ship Movements Congratulates Arrived steamers Jwel Seam, Boston; Virginian, Foreign; Fort Cheswell, Chester. Sailed steamers Berkshire, New Haven; A. L. Kent, Everett, Cornelius Gilliam, Baltimore: Jonancy, Salem; Imperial Monarch (Br.) Charleston; Havmoy (Nor.) Canadian Port; Edeard Pierce, Boston; Coastwise. Searsport; John Sergeant, Mediterranean Port; Neils Poulson, Galveston; Michael Racy, Coastwise; Jacob S. Mansfield, Pacific Port; Eastern Crown, Portland. Me; Achilles. New York; George Sharswood. Greece; Joseph Goldberger, Atreco, Tex.; Lagrande Victory, Lahavre. Yesterday's Weather Across The Country Washington, Aug. 18. Weather bureau report of temperature and rainfall for the 24 hours ending 8 p. m. in the principal cities Is as follows: Station Htih I-iw Pri. Anviiit j i .oo A;int ts fs .no Atlintic City U M .00 1 Boston TS so ooi Buffalo gj s oo j -im-go br .00 Cincinnati 17 jo 0o Cleveland gj o .00 rai;a 101 is .00 Denver m oo Detroit gl m .00 El Po 99 T 00 Fort Worth 104 77 00 Hampton Roada is .no Jacksonville .i ts .17 Kansas city 96 I .00 j Key West 91 so 00 Knoxvilla gj gj .00 Little Rock u n o: Los Angelea 84 74 .03 1 Louisvtil gj jg .00 1 Memphii. gj in .43! Miami g7 7 ,ojl Mobile g 71 ooi New Orleani 4 74 .ooi Kew York ,. gl gj ,00 : Phoenix 100 7 .00 Pittsburgh g3 no .00! Portland. Me. 7; 49 no Richmond gl 64 M- St. Louis g!l M 25 1 Ban Antonio ,, 14 73 ' .00' San Francisco g M .00! 6avannalt gli 72 .17' 8-t! 70 S3 .00 ' Tampa gl 72 .30- Washington g; eg 0J Time and Tide Corporal and Mrs. Robert Turner, 809 Thomas court, Briarfield Manor, on the birth of a son at the Riverside hospital Saturday, Aug. 18, 1943. Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Mapp, 5 Langley Ave., Beaconsdale, on the birth of a son at the Riverside hospital Saturday, Aug. 18, 1945.' Mr. and Mrs. Henry Puckett, 1997 48th St., Copeland Park, on the birth of a son at the Riverside hospital Saturday, Aug. 18, 1945. Mr. and Mis. S. W. Hogge. 241 Little Farms Ave., on the birth of a daughter at the Elizabeth Buxton hospital Saturday, Aug. 18. 1945. Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Reynolds, 2109 Chestnut Ave., on the birth of a son at the Elizabeth Buxton hospital Saturday, Aug. 18, 1945. Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Helfand, 85-A Elizabeth Rd., Hampton, on the birth of a daughter at the Elizabeth Buxton hospital Saturday, Aug. lfl. 1945. Mr. and Mrs. Gayle Cowles, ToanoJ on the birth of a daughter at Bells hospital, Williamsburg, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 1945. Mr. and Mrs. William R. Ferguson, 35 West Lamington Rd., Sherwood Park, on the birth of a daughter at Dixie hospital, Wednesday, August 15, 1945. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Petway, of 2212 44th St., Copeland Park, on the birth of a daughter at Dixie hospital, Wednesday, August 15. 1945. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Holloway of Messick on the birth of a daughter at Dixie hospital, Thursday, August 16, 1945. Sgt. and Mrs. Walter A. Londeree Jr., 153 Ambrose Lane, College Court, on the birth of a son at Dixie hospital Thursday. August 18, 1945. Mr. and Mrs. Evie Love, 408 Holt St., Hampton, on the birth of a son at Dixie hospital Friday, August 17, 1945. CAPT. W. H. POWELL internal" difficulties). Heading the list of imprisoned Allied nationals is Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwrght, last reported held in Manchuria with 200 high ranking ; rate from hardships, malnutrition American officers and 1,200 en-; and lack of adequate medical care listed men. They are believed held j or men who became so wreak they in one or two camps. Some of them; could barely drag themselves along, undoubtedly are survivors of the! The Red Cross summary said: "march of death" from Balaam J "Condtions here probably were worst .Another famous American name of all in the far east. British au- umnno' t.hi nrisnnerx is Col. J. T. ! thnritips esrimatp ahntit. half nf ths Nuernberg, Aug. 18. WPi The DeVereaux, marine commander of , prisoners died. Most of the survivors American doughboys personal No. 1! wake island, who gained military - war criminal was found today by immortality by his dramatic Send the First infantry division, ending 'us more Japs" response to a query as to tne neeas 01 uie uatnsuncu moment is that a copy of it is in the files of Clerk M. B. Watts here, but it is not yet a formal record of the clerk's office. Such extraordinary writs, it was explained, must be presented formally to the court in! session not merely filed as routine matters with the clerk. hhieilip wMnnEUD The demand for trained office workers is greater than any we have known. BOTH YOUNG MEN AND YOUNG WOMEN NEEDED IN BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICE. . . . SALARIES $1,970 to $2,440. The best reference you might offer for obtaining a BETTER POSITION is a certificate from this recognized COMMERCIAL SCHOOL. BUSINESS & GOVERNMENT NEEDS QUALIFIED HELP. OUR DIPLOMAS ARE SYMBOLS OF "ABILITY!" ENROLL NOW DAY AND NIGHT CLASSES LOW TUITION FREE EMPLOYMENT SERVICE SPECIAL COACHING CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATIONS. COLLEGE OF HAMPTON ROADS "Virginia's Most Modern and Best Equipped Business College" Washington Ave. at 30th St. (Lemer Bldg.) Phone 2-1811 College Degree Instructors LLOYD LUMSDEN, LL.B., President Doughboys No. 1 Criminal Found an eight-month search. He Is the commanding tofficer of the middle group of the first SS Adolf Hitler panzer division which murdered more than 100 American infantrymen prisoners near Malmedy during the Battle of the Bulge last December. The arrogant, six-foot-two stan- Wake garrison. Devereaeaux is believed to be in a camp near Shanghai with approximately 1,000 marines and civilian contract workers from Wake and a few marines captured at Shankhai and Tientsin. The Red Cross reported it was prepared for extensive relief for the v sibu- - -. . k,.h - ith -RrH- darenfuehrer (colonel). Joachim lv" ."7 l?", "nan T reare-Peiper, 30-year-old former adjutant! lsh- utch and Australian repre- to Heinrlch Himmler. was discover- D " ed in a screening of 10.000 SS troop- The Red Cross said approximate. ers in the First division's prisoner ly 50 camps deteriorated, especially of war cage under the command of; during increased bombing attacks. Maj. Henry Clisson, Syracuse. N. Y. "Most of the camps have been Peiper's connection with the Mai--visited at one time or another by medy slaying had been hidden by ( representatives of the Internation-the rest of the SS prisoners, but al Red Cross or the protecting pow-came out under questioning by a sr." it added, team headed by Lt. Paul Haeiner,! "Conditions in Japan appeared to Elmhurst, 111. be considerably better than in the 1-1 .1. l -m .i j TOMORROWS WASTE PAPER COLLECTION: MONDAY: North End, 41st street t northern city limits, between the river and C. & O. railroad. B. F. ATKINSON Announces The OPENING of His Real Estate and Insurance OFFICE 19 Years Continuous Real Estate Service In Newport Newt 127 26th St. Dial 2-3392 B. F. ATKIVSOV Sun Rise 6:24 Sun Sets 7:52 Iligh Tides 6:51 a. ra. 7:18 p. m. Tow Tides 12:57 a. m. 12:48 p. m. MASONIC NOTICE A called communication of Peninsula Lodge No. 278, A. F. & A. M., will be held in the Masonic Temple, Newport News, Va., on Monday, August 20th, 1945. at 7:00 P. M. Work In the M. M. Degree. Brethren fraternally invited. By order of the W. M. W. H. COLON N A, Secretary. Tropical Storm Sweeping North Miami. Fla.. Aug. 18. 4i A tropical storm of nearly hurricane Intensity was reported sweeping north of the lesser Antilles tonight, swirling across the Atlantic in a north-northwesterly direction. "The stcrm is getting near hurricane foree. attended by winds of at least 65 miles per hour or more,' said Grady Norton, chief forecaster of the U. S. weather bureau in Miami. "It is a circular storm, pretty well formed." Norton hesitated to predict whether the disturbance would strike the South Atlantic coast of the United States, declaring: "It will take about a week for it to gel here if it does get here and a hurricane can play a lot of tricks in that time." By latest reports, sent in by army and navy "hurricane hunter" planes, the storm was moving approximately 500 miles east to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Shipping In the area was advised to take caution. To: I25d-tt! s-t. , V?Ro KOW LOCATE1I L THE PHILLIPS HLILDEVG II PITT 20 Years' Continuous Insurance Service In Xewport Mew . (GeEneFiill flEnsunir&niice Dial 2-3117 125 -26th St. O REALTOR and INSUROR Without Taking One Scintilla of GLORY from Our ARMY, NAVY7 COAST GUARD or MARINE Personnel WE ASJTE OUR DEFENSE UMEE1S (Men and Homen) From the humblest helpers-to the higher-ups! YOU KIAVE POKE A GRAHP JOE !!.... Again We Salute You! CITIZENS MARINE JEFFERSON BANK i

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