The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on August 26, 1944 · 9
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IN TWO PARTS The Weather VoiUd Stcrtas Walhr Bureau forecast lor to AngU and vicinity Issued last sight: Generallr dear today and tomorrow) slightly cooler tomorrow, otherwise little change la temperature. Highest temperature yesterday 14, lowest 58. PART II LOCAL NEWS TIMES OFFICE 202 West First Street Los Angeles 53, Cal. VOL. LXIII CC SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 26, 1944 CITY NEWS-EDITORIAt-SOCIETY Coast Aircraft Workers Praised by General (or Delivering G oods with r BILL HENRY Chief of District Cites Phenomenal Casualties Number 51 Four Southlanders - Killed in Action and Others Wounded i 'j- hi I A , -a 9 $ '0i r-s If ( '1 ' ;-. VI III - 'Z-'k if f - 4V 1 s .? If 0 f h v , '.- , !v 7r ; J III hiii "'Till 11 1 in 1 1 1 111 m nil 11 11 nummwiMi iium n. m.-vmtm.msxstSm COLLISION Damage to front of Pacific Electric car is shown after it collided yesterday with Los Angeles Railway car. Four were injured. Repair truck is at the right. KJV r J ' I ' 7" I ! -ex If'- &Zr&l8 3 W IIS ''"'t ' V if f Postwar Dangers Cited on Reconversion Delay Purchasing Association Official Says Action Is Needed Now to Avert Peacetime Upset ple who will be out of war jobs some way. And if private industry doesn't have the jobs, then the government will have to make public expenditures which will be nothing but a series of W.P.A.'s. Despite the controversies now raging . over the reconversion problems, Renard, in Southern California for a week as part of a nation-wide tour to contact the 8300 members of the association, is optimistic "Businessmen throughout the - Time photo HOME FROM AIR WAR Capt. Glenn Eagleston, who has 1 5.Vi Nazi planes to his credit, visits wife Eula and their dog, Lady, while home in Alhambra on leave. Pilot With Bag of 1512 Nazis Tells of Thrills Business must start reconversion to the production of civilian goods, now, or our country faces economic disaster after the war which would be a bitter loss of the fruits of victory. Calmly, yet emphasizing every point with a tap shaking the ashes off his cigar, George R e n a r d, executive secretary-treasurer of the National Association of Purchasing Agents, stated this opinion during an interview yesterday at the Bilt-more. "Mind you, he said, "the armed services must still be given every weapon and material they need. Nothing must be denied them. There must never be the sacrifice of a life if all our production resources, by sending materials, can possibly save it. Surplus Materials "Yet now we have many surplus materials which should be going into civilian goods. In addition," he went on, "there are many industrial areas where man power can easily be put to consumers' goods without interfering at all with the drive toward victory. "And all the reasons for partial reconversion now are enormously importantP' First, he said, there is the cutback problem. Already there have been cutbacks. When Europe is cleared of Nazism, he believes there will be almost a 50 per cent cutback in the war production program. This means that 50 per cent of those war-workers must be in some other kind of work or there will be trouble. Must Provide Jobs In the second place, he said, thousands of servicemen are being, or soon will be discharged. Jobs must be found for them in some kind . of production or there'll be more trouble. "In other words," he said, "We've got to support the peo Four Injured When Red and - Yellow Gars Hit Three passengers and a motor- man were injured in a collision early yesterday at Seventh and Hill Sts. between a Pacific Electric Echo Park red car and a Los Angeles Railway yellow J car. W. C. Holcombj 45, motorman of the southbound Pacific Electric, car, suffered severe head cuts incurred from glass in his shattered cab. Vi W. Miller, pilot of the J car, escaped injury. Back injuries were incurred by Mr Helen BlackarH, 34, of 1357 Sunset Blvd., a passenger on the Echo Park car. Other passengers reportedly slightly injured and taken to Georgia Street Receiving Hospital were Rose Ann1 Smith,- 47, of 1529 W. 35th St., and Sara "Ansara, 4335 Malberf Ave. Both cars were reported to have been traveling slowly at the time of the collision, which occurred shortly after 6 a.m., before traffic signals were operating. Altadena Club Acquired for College Site Preliminary? to a proposed postwar college project to cost about $600,000 the 115-acre Altadena Golf Club property has been acquired by Westmont College, 231 S. Westmoreland Ave., Los Angeles, as site 'of a new campus, it was announced yesterday. . The property, three and a half miles from the Pasadena City Hall, was bought from the First Trust & Savings Bank of Pasadena for $200,000 and the college will be' moved there next summer if temporary dormitories can be built then, the - report disclosed. In carrying through its contemplated development project the college will build for a student body of 1000, it was explained. The institution, now in its fifth year, was described as an interdenominational conservative Christian liberal arts college, and at present has a student body of approximately 200. . Long Beach flyer Killed in Crash Lt. Jay C. Moss, 26, of Long Beach, was killed when two Ventura bombers collided in the air near the Lake City Naval Air Station at Lake City, Fla.,it was announced yesterday. Expansion in West Four hundred thousand western workers in the na tion's greatest wartime industry aviation yesterday were praised by the Army Air. Forces Materiel Command for "delivering the goods" in darkening the skies over Europe, the Pacific and the Far East with transport, cargo. fighter and bomber planes. - Of the $25,000,000,000 ' being spent nationally on planes , and parts, $10,000,000,000 ris being spent on the Pacific Coast This is in addition to ' government-furnished equipment such as turrets, engines, superchargers and complex instruments pur chased from a contractor, elsewhere and delivered here for use in the finaf plane. ' Stace Tells of Growth : Brig. Gen. Donald F, Stace, commanding the Western Procurement District of the Materiel Command, described the phenomena 1 expansion. Factories like Lockheed, . whkh 10 years ago ras elated to receive a contract to build ; 13 planes. now handle contract? for 5000 planes as a 1 routine order; Other Materiel Command officers told how the "Big Seven" Boeing, Consolidated Vultee, Douglas, Lockheed, North American, Northrop and. Ryan -have been aided by 2i00 other plants ranging in size down to little shops in garages, , stores and whatever other space -is available. .. .,.-- - -By Jan. 1 this year the Western Procurement District, one of six in the nation, - was accounting for ;4l-per cent of the nation's totjl aircraft production by weight . - - J i 400,000 In Plants ; ; . Some 1300 .prime "contracts and 50,000 subcontracts have been awarded here in the dazzling surge for more sky battlers to plaster Japan and Germany. Employment in Pacific Coast Brig. Gen. Donald F. Stace 1 plants has boomed from 87,000 in 1940 to 177,000 in 1941, to 280,000 in 1942 and now 400,-000. . Because these -factories already were expanding before Pearl Harbor, the A.A.F. points out that a national disaster was averted. . .Not long ago Consolidated-Vultee celebrated the building of its 13,000th trainer, and christened its 5000th bomber in San Diego. The twin-boomed P-38, so familiar over Los Angeles, has been turned out by Lock heed in excess of 5000 copies. more than 50,000,000 pounds of lightning. Practically every major factory has designers and experimenters working on drafting boards and in laboratories on at least one "pet" warplane of the future, with information restricted not only until the ship goes through a mock-up stage and into production, but until the enemy is known to Jiave gained control of one complete and un damaged ship. . Donglas Converting Douglas, whose A-20- -attack bombers were produced in fabu lous quantities is converting many assembly lines for its secret A-26 . improved medium bomber. ...'.-.'. . '. . Some eastern aircraft manu facturers have had contracts cut back but the Pacific Coast has felt practically no relaxation. Some production has been curtailed so that facilities can be changed for better planes but employment rapidly pjcks.up as Turn to Page 3, Column 4 Ill-lSiSliil-ll M j.Z WASHINGTON". This Is bout war correspondents and may h$lp to clarify for you the present hullabaloo over the four reporters who have been ordered detached from the 9th Air. Force in France. CORRESPONDENTS Reporters are at the front by right the American people are entitled to a full report on the doings of their Army but they are also there by sufferance. The Army regards it more important to win the war than to have it instantly reported. So the reporter is given a uniform and the equivalent of an officer's rank and is subject to a degree , of military discipline.. This column isn't a defense of the system it's an . explanation. You don't always hear all sides of this sort cf a question. PROBLEM In thi3 case the four correspondents were accredited to the" 9th Air Force, the colorful outfit which landed all the paratroopers and airborne fighters in France on D-Day and provides most of the fighter cover and medium bomber activity. The Army's belated explanation of their order to return to London is that it is just part of a rotation scheme they've had their turn at the front and are being sent home so that some of the fellows in London can have their turn. Other correspondents, however, say that the quartet got the hook because they wrote general stories about the fighting in France instead of confining themselves to writing about the 9th Air Force. DEFENSE It is rather natural for most of us jto sympathize with the defense offered by the correspondents that they were "trying to give a balanced picture of the Battle of France in its entirety, i'his broad view was obviously too much for the 0th Air Force press relations group." The fact is, however and I'm speaking from experience that it is possible to write a much better story on the whole Battle of France from London, or from Washington, than it is from any place at the front At the front you only get that part of the picture which Is .immediately in front of you. Fellows who, like Tom Treanor, passed up the broad phases of the whole battle in favor of giving the close-up human-interest picture of scenes at the front were the fellows making the proper and the best use of their accreditation to front-line units. TROUBLES Jealousybetween various units sometimes inspires too much censorship, but there are other reasons. When I was in France with the R.A.F. at the beginning of the war we had the same argument. We. who were assigned to the JI.A.F. were permitted to write only about the airmen. The correspondents with the British Expeditionary Force 7 100 miles away were allowed to write only about the ground troops. It was partly jealousy, but it also was sound logic. The fellows with the B.E.F. who wrote about the RA.F. got their information secondhand and frequently included information which the R.A.F. wanted tfl keep secret. PACIFIC When I was in the Pacific In mid-1942 when things were very tough at Guadalcanal there was a similar ruling. The correspondents in Australia had nothing much to write about MacArthur didn't even have enough soldiers to control traffic. When our marines landed on Guadalcanal all the news about them was released from Washington. The Washington stories were cabled all over the world and the correspondents at MacArthur's headquarters, having . nothing else to write about, would send home the Australian reaction to the Guadalcanal news. DIFFICULTY Since Australia had direct radio connection with this country, the secondhand reaction from down there frequently reached this country before the dispatches directly from Guadalcanal and a terrific hue and cry was raised that MacArthur was trying to eteal the credit for Guadalcanal. MacArthur promptly refused permission for corre-epondents in his area to even mention Guadalcanal. So there's more to these problems than, at first, meets the eye. Hear BUI Henry, Monday through Friday, INX. 5:55 p.m. ah hour 'when th" 'ytbratlon compelled Eagleston jto pull out By that time the - Nazi had waited too long. He ' crashed nose first into the earth, ending a 25,000-foot plunge to death. "I didn't' get ; any headache because I brought out the Mustang slowly," Eagleston explained. "The blood didn't rush to my feet and I didn't -black out. After all, we spend half our life going. up and down and our ears, sinuses and noses get used to it" Housework Harness The 23-year-old fighter pilot's wife tied an apron on him in the kitchen and began domesticating him with some housework.. "Reminds me of , a parachute "harness," he countered. And that was another story ... "I got the heir shot out of 'me while easing up to take on a 109 which was on the tail of one of our Thunderbolts. "I ran out of oil and the gauge showed the pressure at zero. I was a couple of miles Casualty lists from the various theaters of war include the names of f our Sou&land- ers deadend 47 wounded, ac cording to reports released yesterday by the War and Navy departments. The list follows: DEAD 4 Pharmacist's Mate William James Harvey, U.S.N.R., 2002 W. 65th St. . Chief Radioman Bertram Marion Engleman, U.S.N., Fuller-ton. Lt. Max Belko, 922 W. 30th St CpL Bruce D. Merritt, Glen-dale. WOUNDED Cpl. Charles R. Mead, U.S.M.C.R., 235 W. 85th Place. Pvt. Oscar J. Whiteaker, U.S.M.C., 2973 Sunnvbrook Drive. Pfp. John J. Jarosz, U.S.M.C.R., 111 W. Fifth St. Pfc. Roy A. Jones, U.5.M.C., 540 W. 113th St. Pfc. Rohert Ii. McDowell, U.S.M.C.. 1114 S. Arizona Ave. Pfc. Hon L. Pat ton, 9429 Grape St. " Cpl. Oirfn Bernard Herbst, 1053 E. 20th St. Platoon-Sgt. PaTid L. Hoapt. 5926 S. Los Angeles St. Seaman John D. Miller, 2905 Elm St. , Pfc. Frank W. Plumridge, 633 E. 29th St. Pfc. Robert Prorencio, 1717 E. loth St. ' Pfc. Robert F. Rains, 1122 Cls A. vp Pfc. Gilbert H. St. Leon, 648 N. Kingsley Drive. Yeoman Glen B. Davis Jrn San Pedro. Cpl. Martin Ju Igleheart, U.S.M.C., Laguna Beach. Radioman Bob Stone, U.S.N. H., Wilmington. Pfc. Harold " W. McKeen, U.S.M.C.R.. South Pasadena. Pfc. Webb McKelyey, U.S.M.C.R., Palmdale. Cpl. Edward J. Meea, U.S.M.C.R., Glendale. Pfc. Edward L. X a c n a, U.S.M.CJt., Loma Linda. Pfc. Clayton Vancalligan, U.S.M.C.R.. Long Beach. Wounded in Central Pacific area: Prt. Joe E. Fritzer, Anaheim. Wounded in European area: Capt. Tallie J. Crocker, 352 Vi W. 74th St. Lt. Col.- Charles L. Jackson, 352 W. 74th St. 2nd Lt. Edward C. Mallory, 2712 W. Ave. 33. Pvt. Morris " Bohannan, Long Beach. Pvt. Albert B. Cohen, Venice. 2nd Lt. Clones D. Dakln, Santa Barbara. Sgt. .Harry L. Fagan, Santa Monica. Cpl. Arthur K. Patterson, Pomona. Pfc- James E. Smith, Lynwood. - Wounded in Mediterranean area: Pvt. Robert A, Arriola, 912 Park-man Ave. Pfc. Raul A. Chavez, 3616 Eagle St. Pfc. George Kagan, 1156 N. Blackwood Drive. Pvt. Dave Kraus. 1039 W. Slst Place. 2nd Lt. Ewwayne C. Allen, Huntington Park. Pvt. Benjamin Corona, Corona. Pvt. Marciano V. Mora, La Verne. Pvt. Charlie R. Patrick, Ingle-wood. Cpl. Orvel B, H. Wood, Long Beach. Turn to Page 3, Column 3 Time photo t0 r 1 George Renard country are responding magnificently to all efforts persuading them to think about their own needs in the reconversion program." he said. "The Committee for Economic Development is one of the most important and vigorous organizations now functioning to help solve the problems. "Our own country will be its own best market. Civilian' production must get under way quickly to provide a quantity of enough goods lo hold down prices and prevent inflation." stated she is part Choctaw Indian and was'born in Tonkawa, Okla. The couple plan to be married tomorrow in Williams' home at 7278 Franklin Ave., Hollywood. . - rff Asking Capt. Glenn' Eagleston to name his biggest thrill in fighting the Nazis is like hunting the proverbial needle in a haystack. He has shot down lo1 enemy planes, (the half is for one shared with a fellow pilot) and has been awarded 23 Oak Leaf Clusters for his Air Medal. " : ' y The decorations, capped, by a D.F.C. with cluster and Presidential Unit Citation, are merely the frosting to cloak a solid year of terrifying excitement overseas. . Chases Xazi to Ground ' ' Home on leave at 3133 Poplar Blvd., Alhambra, Capt. Eagleston yesterday told his wife about the time he destroyed a Focke-Wulf 190 without firing a shot in an air battle over Germany. i The German plane dived for the ground, attempting to shake off Eagleston. The American's Mustang plummeted straight down in pursuit, roaring1 to a climax of more than 600 miles SYNTHETIC TIRE EXHIBIT DISPLAYED AT VICTORY HOUSE An exhibit of synthetic rubber tire manufacture for the Army, whose tire needs require 1000 more rubber workers here, has been placed in Victory House, Pershing Square. Army officers hope the exhibit will stimulate interest in the urgent call of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower and other front line command-. er for more heavy tire's. Maj. William H. Hogeland said the Los Angeles output is 40 per cent below potential production, although there are materials and machines ready to turn out more. "There are not sufficient able-bodied men to operate the. machines," it was announced, "and those who can help are requested to apply In person at Victory . House , or to telephone TUcker 3221." SONG WRITER AND SINGER GET MARRIAGE LICENSE inside the Dutch coast and the weather was fouL I made Eng land, ran out of gasoline and burned out every bearing. The engine froze and ice was two or three inches thick on the wind shield when the internal heat ing system went dead. -Sees First Jerry "There was a 35-mile surface wind below but a snowstorm hid the ground and trees. There was only one thing to do bail out. I landed on my well,' not on my feet, without a scratch." Eagleston thinks, though, that maybe the first time he- ever saw a Jerry plane was the most thrilling. He breezed over a Messersehmitt 110 on the first deep penetration raid into Northern Germany. "That big black cross fright ened . me," the flyer said. "I thought, "What am I supposed to do now?' I wheeled around and think he mistook me for one of his own 109's. I came in on his tail and riddled him but I guess I must have taken a long time emptying everything I had on him. When I returned to my base, a fellow pilot had reported me lost because I was so long overdue." stack Is four, feet high, sell it to a junkman give it to one of the many organizations conducting paper drives or ask one of the following charitable agencies to send a pickup truck to your home: American Lerlon ... AN-dlRl Assistance Leagu- .... HE-11R5 Goodwill Industrie . CA-5131 Salvation Army . ....... .MA-7775 St. Vincent d Paul TR-8147 Volunteer at America TR-555. Lt. Wayne Morris Decorated Romance blossomed as Ber-, nard H. Williams, New York song writer, taught Margaret Marsh Johnston, night club singer, the words of one of his sentimental ballad3 and as a re sult the couple yesterday obtained a marriage license. Williams, best known for the hit tune of yesteryear, "Somebody Stole My Gal," as well as many other popular tunes, is 45, and Miss Johnston, whose professional name is Margaret Marsh, is 21. On the marriage license she Jap Planes airplane assigned to strike against enemy aircraft and aircraft installations on an island of the Bonin group in June. "In the face of very insistent and accurate antiaircraft fire," the citation said, "he repeatedly attacked and strafed enemy aircraft, destroying six medium bombers on the ground and by close co-operation with his section leader and other members of his combat team he materially contributed to the destruction of planes and damaged many other planes." Just prior to this flight, the citation said, Lt. Morris destroyed a four-engine enemy patrol plane in the air. Save This Paper for Bagging Six For destroying six Jap me dium bombers on" the ground and materially aiding in destruction and damage to others, Lt Wayne Morris. U.S.N.R., screen actor, has been awarded the Dis tinguished Flying Cross. THe citation accompanying the med al was received yesterday by his actress-wife, the former Patricia O'Rourke. Lt. Morris, who has been in the service three and a half years, is under contract to War ner Bros. The citation said Lt. Morris distinguished himself by hero ism and extraordinary achievement while participating in a flight in a carrier-based fighter The need for wastepaper particularly old newspapers and magazines has never been more critical. Nearly all supplies for our fighting forces in every theater of war must be shipped in cardboard containers manufactured from wastepaper. Save your copy of THE TIMES every day. When your PLAN MARRIAGE Bernard H. Williams, song writer, and Margaret Marsh Johnson, niqht club singer, shown as they appeared yesterday ot Marriage License Bureau.

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