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'3 THE MUNCIE MORNING STAR, FRIDAY, JULY 9, 1943. Where Will The Allies Strike? Former Sheriff, Continued From First Page. DISTRICT POSTAL HEADS TO MEET NORP IXnI pS from the mortuary at 10:30 o'clock tomorrow morning by the Rev. Arthur W. McDavitt, pastor of St. Johns Uni Quarterly Session Scheduled versalist Church and burial will be made in the Hawk Cemetery, north of Yorktown. Mr. Puckett is survived by Sunday At New Castle. ew iasue, July 8. The FIREWORKS BLAST FATAL TO HAMMOND. YOUTH; TWO BURNED Hammond, July 8 (JF) Reese Eggers, 19, of Hammond, died today in Chicago South Shore Hospital and two companions were in a serious condition from burns suffered when three crates of fireworks exploded yesterday on a small island in Wolf Lake in Forsythe Park here. Officer Louis Szany of Hammond police, said that Eggers and his com- panions waded from the mainland to-the island, which formerly was occupied by a fireworks plant abandoned about seven years ago. he said, discarded a cigar into one of the crates and all three exploded. In- formation indicated the fireworks were large firecrackers, he added. Others burned were Rudy Valko, 17, and Don Bryne, 17, both of Hammond. Both were in South two daughters, Mrs. Hon Webster and Mrs. Marie Scott of Muncie, and one sister. Mrs. Bertha Hess of New Castle. His home was on the Wheeling pike, three miles north of Muncie. Mrs. Tenth district chapter of the Indi ana National Association of Postmas Puckett and a son died a few years INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARY DIRECTOR IS DEAD AT AGE OF 67 Bloomington, July 8 William A. Alexander, director of the Indiana University library since 1921, died at his home tonight after a long illness. He was 67 years old. Alexander was a graduate of the university, having worked his way through school as a "stack boy" in the general library. He was appointed assistant librarian upon graduation, and after working for several years in that capacity joined the Swarthmore College staff as registrar and dean of the faculty. He also taught history at Swarthmore. He also had held posts as Indiana University alumni secretary and a trustee of the university foundation. At Swarthmore he had served as publicity director of the National Association and chairman of the commission on higher education of the middle eastern states. Survivors include the widow: a daughter, Mrs. Ellen Alexander Sles-singer of Parral, Mexico, and three grandchildren. ters will hold its quarterly meeting in Ne-v Castle. Sunday. July 11. Maurice uooawin. New Castle postmaster Muncie, presumably to call on a physician about 10:30 o'clock Sunday morning. Kelley was out of the city and had not arrived here when Puckett and his men made the catch. Chapman was walking east on the north side of Charles street just back of people who were returning home from the First Baptist Church, then at Charles and Jefferson street, and Puckett approached him from across the street. Posing as a stranger in Muncie, Puckett Inquired of Chapman for directions. The latter replied by drawing a revolver from his coat pocket, but Detective Brown struck him as he pulled the trigger, causing the bullet to go wild oflts mark. The four officers then shackled Chapman, took him to police headquarters and kept him there until Inspector Kelley came from his home in Winchester. Chapman was removed to Indianapolis that evening and later taken to Connecticut, where he was convicted and hanged at Weathers-field prison in 1926. When he first became sheriff, Puckett organized vigilante groups among farmers in the county to help them protect their live stock and poultry against marauders. He kept these groups active during the eight years he served as sheriff with the result that crime in the rural districts was reduced to a minimum. During the years he conducted a private detective agency, he had many national clients and did considerable traveling about the country; especially in the mining district of Virginia and West Virginia. -ill act as host for the affair, which mill be held in the Y. M. C. A ago-Failing Health Three Years. Puckett had been engaged in law enforcement work for nearly forty years, the capture here of Gerald Chapman, the arch criminal, which he directed with three1 other members of the police department in January. 1925 climaxing a colorful career and Franic C. Kaper, of Brownsville lentn district president, will conduct a business session during the after noon. Other officials who will at lend the meeting will he Merton bringing him national publicity that HuRhbanks, of Scottsburg-, state presi dent of the Indiana National Associa has kept his name before the public in later years in detective story NORTH? Norway's coastline, mountainous and irregular, offers secluded spots for landings. Its rugged terrain and few good railroads make it hard to attack and hard to defend. SOUTH? The Rhone valley in southern France is flanked by mountains natural defenses for the Nazis. Italy's coast is invade-able, but the Alps in the north make a land advance to Germany difficult. EAST? The Allies launched a successful Balkan invasion in World War I through Greece. The Danube River leading to Europe's heart and good rail routes would serve to help invading armies. tion: William Thomas, of Frankfort, pant state president; Mrs. Thelma Shuff, of VanBuren. secretary and His health failed about three years treasurer of the state association; ago and a year later he underwent a maior operation, from which he never NO ASPIRIN can do more for you, so why pay more? World'slargestsellerat 1C. 36tablets20, 100 for only 35. Get St. Joseph Aspirin, Mrs. Ruth Flynn, of Roan, chairman cf the National Association for Fourth Class Postmasters: I. J. Harmeier. of fully recovered. Two months ago he First NASSAU PROBES PATROLS CLASH Cambridge City. Tenth district chair man; and Udell Smith, of New Pal A returned to the hospital. Until then, however, he had been active. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War, in which he served as the first sergeant of Company G. 161st Infantry. He had served as commander of Par-rish-Martin Camp, United Spanish- estine, secretary and treasurer of the Continued From First Page. district organization. Continued From First Page. Continued From First Page. reservations have been made for Seventy-five members of the chapter lowing the address by Lieutenant Penfield. Dr. Ralph Noyer, co-ordina the duke who has been his bodyguard ana ineir wives and guests. Follow the Allies are pushing forward in the Solomoas and also are exerting heavy American War Veterans, and he was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Elks, Eagles and ing the noon luncheon a program of on his visits to Miami, was one of tor of the C. A. T. S. program at the college, will present the class. music will be by Mrs. Cleo KILLED HIS BROTHER, 74, IN SELF DEFENSE, CLAIM Sullivan, Julv 8 (JPl Charles the American officers summoned. pressure in New Guinea.) Five Japanese Zeros were destroyed Mourer, pianist; Mrs. Clement Kline, vocalist, and Mrs. Lester Vickers, vio The other was Capt. James O. Bar Are You Looking Ahead? Is Your Position Stable? Is There Opportunity for Advancement? Preparation Always Brings Results INSTRUCTION IN COMPTOMETER TYPEWRITING SHORTHAND ACCOUNTING who will be granted certificates by Lieutenant Penfield and Lieut. Maurice T. Harrell, resident officer. The retreat of colors and recessional by over Kopenag, Dutch Timor, and over Gadberry. 71. testifying in hie own ker, an identification expert. the Bena Bena area 90 miles north linist, The state alcoheiic beverage com Oakes came to Nassau in 1937, at defense on a first-degree murder charge, staunchly maintained todav west of Lae, New Guinea. mission has in its possession today American two-engined Mitchell that self-defense forced him to strike 1 the color guard and battalion will close the exercises. Leading the singing of hymns at tracted by the low taxation in this British colony, and soon became the bombers heavily raided the Japanese his 74-year-old brother. Mack Gad-berry, during a fieht in which the at Salamaua. the ceremonies will be Mrs. Claude Red Men's lodges. Puckett was appointed to the rank of patrolman in the police department in 1900 and he resigned four years later to join the police force of the Ringling Brothers' circus. He was promoted soon to chief of the circus force, which position he served until 1912. when he returned to Muncie. In November of that year he was appointed by Mayor Edward Tuhey to succeed Otto Williamson, who resigned as chief of the police department. He served as chief two months and when Mayor Rollin H. Bunch went into office in 1913 the office of chief The communique added no further details to the navy victory in the capital's leading businessman. He owned more property than any other individual, bo'isht the bigeest tourist hotel, opened a bus line, and showed elder brother was injured fatally. Gadberry told the jury of seven women and five men that his HrntVi- i Kula Gulf above Munda July 5-6 in E. Palmer of Muncie. Benjamin Cox cf Shirley and Doris Starr of Poneto. Ushers will be Miss Rosemary Cox of Shirley, Miss Jeanette Morgan of Butler, Joseph Compton of Anderson and Miss Betty Jo Lauehner. Miss which the Japanese were reported to er threatened him with a sickle. Nassauvians that vegetables and dairy Dr. Marion Bedwell and Dr. Irvin have lost at least nine and possibly 11 destroyers and cruisers at a cost products could be produced on an Muncie Business College to the United States of the Island once considered barren. Scott, appointed by Judge Walter F. Wood as alienists, testified that the defendant, whose plea is self-defense i and temporary insanity, now is sane, i cruiser Helena. Phone 8681 For 15 years after his graduation Walnut and Charles Closing of the pincers could cut from Bowdoin College in Maine. Oakes Munda off from Bairoko and the i ne case was exnected to cn to th jury tomorrow. KL. searched unsuccessfully for gold in the Yukon, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, the Congo and Death Vallev. Japanese supply depot at Vila plantation, across Kula Gulf on Kolom-bangara Island. of detectives was created for Puckett to fill. He continued to serve the department in that official capacity until Mayor John C. Hampton took of This would force the Munda gar evidence of liquor sales to minors in New Castle taverns brought to light after police here arrested forty-seven youths, ten of whom were found purchasing liquor or frequenting taverns. The taverns undpr surveillance by the commission include the Red Bird cafe, Hiatt's cafe and the Joe Roth tavern. Suspension or taking of licenses, together with fines, may be imposed upon the tavern operators for selling intoxicants to minors, and the commission's decision on the three places probably will not be made immediately. TJie personnel of New Castles city plafining commission was completed today when Mayor, Sidney E. Baker appointed five new members Arthur Wright, Floyd Ab-ston, E. G. McQuinn, Robert S. Hunter, and Scott Chambers. Frank Bland was appointed as a member of the commis-j tion from the city council, and Ernest! Guyer, city engineer, completes the commission. Following appointment. Mayor Baker urged the commission to get to work without delay on problems that have been accumulating in an community for more than a century. Gelotus Gorbett, who is under in Finally, he had a lucky break, hit fice in 1925. Puckett then retired from ting the vein which now is the Lake rison to fight with supplies on hand only or risk the costly task of supply the department and established a SCHUSTER BROS. private detective agency, which he Shore mine, near Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Canada, second richest vein ing the base by sea. Rosemary Walter and Miss Myra Lou Williamson of Muncie. Graduating Class Announced. Members of the graduating class include Joseph Antos, Gary, Gerhard Walter Boehm, Eugene Loftus Brosseau, John Joseph Burke, Elmer Louis Carsello, William Davis Cashin. Donald Lewis Christensen and Floyd Edwin Christiansen. Chicago; Thomas Malcolm Clark. Apalachicola, Daniel Edwin Conrov. John Domenic De Angleo. Cyril DeWilde and Edward Harry Dodge, Chicago; Robert Walter Fischer, Berwyn, Donald Junior Gibson. Harold Andreas Hawkenson, Edward Victor Hozian and Herbert Joseph Hummelberg. Chicago; Cornell Idu, East Chicago. Henry John Kadins, Wayne Leslie Kemnf. Troops pushing southward from operated until January 1, 1930, when he became sherifl of the county. He in the world. Oakes bacame a British citizen in Rice through eight miles of dense vegetation and swamps could link 915 and, in 1938, was made a baronet. was re-elected sheriff three times. Recalls "Horse and Buggy Days." Puckett gained fame as a detective up with the Aznana force to isolate Munda from other parts of the island. These tactics of "divide and The title passes -to his eldest son, Sydney. Oakes married Eunice Myrtle Mclntyre of Sydney, Australia, in CflAU during the years that he recently re annihilate" worked well in both Buna 923. and Guadalcanal campaigns. ferred to in street conversation as "the horse and buggy days when horse thieves, yeggs and forgers were our JULY A SELECTED GROUP OF The Americans won a complete vic tory in what probably was the first bis worry." He was the nemesis par Arno Carl Kung. Irving Davis Lef- ticularly of yeggs and forgers and he of a campaign to capture Munda the crippling of the Japa Girl, 13, Puts $103 Into War Stamps solved many major crimes that had been committed in Muncie and neighboring cities. He was unusually active for one his build he was 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighed 240 pounds. He was muscular as dictment for first-degree murder in connection with the death of his wife, Lena Gorbett, has been returned to the Henry County jail from the Pendleton reformatory. Gorbett had been in the reformatory since late in May for safe keeping and medical attention after leaving the Henry County Hospital here. Gorbett suffered from self-inflicted wound following and he seldom, if ever, drew his pistol to persuade law violators to "come kovitz. Warren Marotz, George Henry Matthiesen, William H. McCoy, James McGlynn. Robert Charles Misar, Charles A. Nelson, Stanley Richard Nielsen and Henry Novak. Chicago; Ned Edward Owens, Worthville, N. Herbert Charles Pickartz, William Lyndon Prater. Robert Ra.jewski, Austin V. Regan. Edward Rudy Sahrada and Robert Francis Schafer, Chicago: Paul McDermott Schoessling. Oak Park. Philip R. Simmons, and Allan James Smith, Chicago, and Averv Thatcher. Cicero, Ind. Lieut. Maurice T. Harrell is resident officer of the C.A.A.-W.T.S at Ball Miss Clarabelle Skinner, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Skinner, R. F. D. 4, Muncie, has gone on a one-girl war stamp buying spree in the interest of Uncle Sam, it was learned yesterday. The little patriot, a student in the eighth grade at Wilson Jpnior Hieh School, where she nese surface force in narrow Kula Gulf between New Georgia and Ko-lombangara Islands. Gen Douglas Mac Arthur announced nine and possibly eleven Japanese ships destroyed and the remainder sent reeling back to their bases. The enemy ships destroyed were light cruisers and destroyers. There were no reports that capital ships or aircraft carriers were among the Japanese force. Since this action occurred July 6. or only a day after our landings at Rice Anchorage and Zanana, it was believed the Japanese force was seek along." He always took pride in getting his man "without firing a shot." PAIRS OF The first national publicity came the killing of his wife. The trial is MEN'S nv to him when he was superintendent of the Ringling Brothers circus police scheduled to be held during the Sep- i is in Miss Gladys Reeves' home room, tember term of court. purchased a total of $103.75 worth department and in 1914 his name ap peared in national print again, this i of war stamDs in iust four months State College, and executive officer is through the school. All the purchasing was done between February 13 Lieut, 'j. Lawrence A. Spearman. PUMPER AWAITS SERVICE. The fire department's new pumper was placed "in service" at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, it was an time for his search in the mountains of Kentucky and Tennessee for Charles Taylor, a Muncie Negro who shot and killed three people, including a Chinese laundryman on South Wal Ground school instructors include and the end of the school year, June 11. Think of all the ice cream cones that would buy! Lieut. Robert Mclntyre, chief ground nounced. The new machine was still awaiting its maiden "run" last school instructor. Miss Mary Bowers, Alan Carl Sorensen. Lieut. Donald A. Burton, Miss Floy Hurlbut. Lieut. nut street one Sunday morning. Puckett rode a mule across the mountains in his search for Taylor. ing to frustrate new landings and bombard the positions our troops had just won. The enemy continued to wage a bitter fight for control of the air over the embattled New Georgia Island group and sent their bombers in with large numbers of fighters as protection. American fighters on Wednesday made one of the best interceptions since the early part of the battle Detectives Mervyn Collins, Samuel Goodpaster and Harry Brown were with Puckett, their chief, when Gerald Chapman was captured in the 300 block on East Charles street in Janu and when they downed three bombers and nine fighters with a loss of only one plane, although outnumbered. Trousers That were $4.45 to $4.95 George W. Masine. Dr. Fred J. Schmidt. Paul B. Williams. A. L. Phil-lins. Dr. P. D. Edwards and Frederic W. Grayston. Manager and vice-president of the Muncie Airport Corporation, where the naval aviation cadets receive flight training, is Capt. Clyde E. Shockley. Lieut. Lawrence Hirschinger is flight director, and wing commanders are John A. Pershing and Rex R. Kohr. Joseph Paul Duncan, William E. Hor-ton. Charles M. O'Hara. and Mel-vin M. Lowry are flight commanders. Instructors at the airport are Samuel F. Banta. Emery O. Russell. Walter M. Staker. Frank L. Kelsch. Carl E. Arnott. Donald G. Orbaugh, Ijiwrence D. MrOarvev. Hubert Leon Barnes. Kenneth Creed Patrick. Rober L. Goble. Donald Lodge, Vincent A. Sisson. Beecher F. Waters. Lester G. Hippie and Lloyd Spainhower. Others connected with the airport corporation are Mrs. Florence Arnott. records secretary; Mrs. Winifred Tired Kidneys Often Bring Sleepless Nights Doctors ey ymir fcidnevs contain 15 mil tiny tubes or filters which help to purify the Hood nd keep you healthy. When they get tired and don work rieht in the daytime, snany people, have to get up niehts. Frequent er scanty passages with smart ins and burning sometimes shows there is something wronn with your kidnevs or bladder. Dcn't neelert this rendition and lse. valuable, restful sleep. When disorder of kidney function rermita Jjoiaonous matter to remain in your blood, it may also carae nagring backache, rheumatio aics, leg pains, loes of pep and enerey. welling, pnffinesa under the eyea, headaches And dizziness. Don't wait! Ask your drueeiat for Doao's Pills, used successfully by millions for oyer 40 years. They give happy relief and will help the 15 miles-of kidney tubes flush out poison-us waste from your blood. Get Doan i Pills. REPORT JAP CASUALTIES. Chungking (Friday) July 9 (Fi The Japanese suffered rture than 187.860 casualties in the sixtn year of the Chinese war, a Chinese army spokesman reported today in an annual review. The spokesman said that during ary, 1925. Chapman had escaped from the federal penitentiary at Atlanta and was suspected of killing a merchant policeman at New Britain, who surprised him while he was burglarizing a department store. He came to Muncie and was joined here by one of his notorious accomplices, "Dutch" Anderson. Their hideout along the Mississinewa River, in the vicinity of Eaton, was discovered by Postal Inspector A. S. Kelley, then stationed here. Joined Church Crowd. Inspector Kelley and Puckett worked together in planning the trap that would bag Chapman for them but before the trap could be sprung the much wanted criminal came to JUVENILE ARTISTS AT TEMPLE TONIGHT This evening Glen R. (Dad) Crum presents his 1943 Victory Musical Ensemble at the Masonic Temple Auditorium, with fifteen talented juvenile artists in a song, dance and musical revue. Featured in the revue are young artists in the five acts of vaudeville, including Esther Crum, vocalist: Frankie Lawson, tap dancer: Zeller Sisters, in an acrobatic novelty act; Joyce and Rex Wall, an accordion and guitar team: Lila. Mauman and Robert Rowles. Hawaiian guitar specialists, and little Buddy and Johnny Davis, in a mandolin and guitar routine. The show is being presented under the management of Ward Murray, local booking agent. Economics Clubs The Jolly Juniors' Home Economics Club will hold a picnic Wednesday at Moffitt's Rest, southwest of Muncie on state road 67. Members are to bring a covered dish and something for the white elephant sale. Mrs. Wilma Gensenberger and Mrs. Marearet Mowrey will act as that year, which ended Wednesday, there were four major battles. 71 important engagements, 3.034 minor engagements and 1.043 guerrilla clashes. g.79 The Chinese took 2.809 Japanese prisoners and captured considerable quantities of war material, the report said. Bailey and Miss Margaret Hernley, registrars: Miss Mary Jo Hart, book keeper: M. J. Bowlby. maintenance supervisor: Frank Stypszynski, Findley FRESH CAUGHT BONELESS PICKEREL "Not Rationed" CUNNINGTONS IDEAL FISH MARKET Delivery Phone 2-1772 Christie and Clarance Kunkle, A. and E. mechanics: Ray Gulick. apprentice Stripes Plain Colors Pleated Fronts lain Fronts Zipper Fronts Button Fronts Tans Criys Cocoa Cedar Cuffs when material is sufficient! FABRICS Acetate Rayons Tropicals Twills mechanic: Harry Smith. Howard Bowlby. Ira Dearth. I.oren Duncan. You expect great values at Schuster and we will not disappoint you. even in times like these. This unusual offering of cool summer trousers is both timely and patriotic. We believe that in savin? you money that you'll have that much more to put into war stamps. The savings are from 66c to $1.15 on every pair. Waist sizes 23 to 44. Philip Puterbaugh. Elmer Vice and Frederick Oliver, mechanics' helpers and guards, and Joe Trent, parts man ager. The committee in charge of ar rangements for the day's events Is SAFETY STEEL TOE composed of Dr. Ralph Noyer, dean of the college; Dr. Charles F. Van Cleve of the English department, and Prof. Claude E. Palmer, head of the college music department. 0 SEWS A large selection of other trousers to $8.95 EDITOR INDICTED Cool Apparel for an The perfect all-round Work Shoe that gives you protection against falling objects. Outdoor Summer! For Boys Slack Suits Jumper Suits SI.I5-SI.95 For Tiny Tots 4 to 10 THfls4 FOB PEN Vw- ySjf.7?ca goes ivm Sport Shirts 75c-S 1.35 Sport $11.45 Slacks $2.95 to $5.45 For Men Sport Shirts SI.65 to $3.95 "Too" Shirts 85c to 1 .25 Voile Shirts $2.45 Slack Suits 1 0.95 Sport 1 6.75 Casual Coats 1 0.00 Vindbreakers Short Sox, "Interwoven" 45c Heckwear 55c to 1 .50 Straw $1.95 to $4.95 Continued From First Page. a maximum prison penalty of two years and a fine of $10,000. The indictment charged that Wright, in his capacity as an agent of the Japanese government, investigated and obtained information concerning the China Defense Supplies Corporation and the nature and quantity of the materials and supplies which had been and were to be shipped to China by the United States. It also alleged that Wright, in return for his salary and payment of expenses, edited the speeches and correspondence of Japariese consuls and vice consuls? in a territory that extended along the East Coast from Maine to Georgia, and that he also conducted an investigation of Communist activity in the United States and prepared reports whi0 he submitted to the Japanese on the personal backgrounds of various individuals supposed to be Communists. Under the conspiracy count, it was alleged that Wright and the Japanese government were agreed that Wright would cause articles concerned with Japanese subjects to be published in the Daily and Sunday News but that Wright's employment as a Japanese agent would be kept secret from the Daily and Sunday BARNES CONDITION GRAVE. The condition of Hoyt Barnes, 711 Luick avenue: who was taken ill Wednesday afternoon while at work at the Broderick Company, was said to be "critical" last night at Ball Hospital. TO ADDRESS CONGREGATION. At Glad Tidings Church, 915 East Memorial drive, at 7:30 o'clock tonight. Elder Thomas Faino of Indianapolis, will deliver a gospel Dress Shirts from $1.35 By "Tom Sawyer" Sport Hose 29c and 39c Neckwear 50c rM "these ieatninn RECOMMENDED BY ALL DEFENSE PLANTS. CENUINE ELK UPPERS UNCLE SAM NEEDS YOUR TIN! clhysfeir irs. -p- The Quality Corner The Store of Greater Values Charles and Walnut The Best Buys of All! War Bonds and Stamps! 205 SOUTH WALNUT STREET PEPSI-COIA COMPANY, LONO ISLAND CITY, N. Y. FRANCHISED BOTTLER: PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING CO. OF MUNCIE

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