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Indiana Division State (Comp) Library JOHNSON COUNTY'S LOCAL FORECAST LEADING PAPER FAIR THE FRANKLIN EVENING STAR VOLUME 59. NUMBER 98. FRANKLIN, INDIANA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1943 PRICE THREE CENTS. Business 710. News 55.

WAR RELIEF GIFTS REACH $2,300 TOTAL 20 Per Cent Of Quota Turned Over To Treasurer, Mostly From Franklin City's Business Campaign Kenneth Andrews, county treasurer of the Johnson County War Fund committee, announced today that the sum of $2,300 had been turned in by solicitors in the campaign, which reached the half-way mark at noon today. The treasurer said, however, that the report includes contributions in the city of Franklin, with a small amount turned in by the chairmen of other towns in the county. The fural solicitation will not be held. except in the schools, until Sunday afternoon. Contributions have been pouring in from solicitors in the Franklin city special gifts canvass which began Monday.

Austin Flinn, chairman of the business canvass, was pleased with the general results thus far and indicated a number of a solicitors have not completed their work and have not yet reported. Contribute Up 1 to $500. Contributions thus far have ranged up to $500 each, Those solicited during this week are urged to post the emblem sticker given them by the canvasser on their front door before Sunday afternoon so that a house-to-house canvasser will nct call on them again. The solicitation of school students Friday will highlight the Enthusiasm is reported high among the youngsters and youths, who will make their contributions without ceremony in each school in the county some time during the Committee members again urged persons unsolicited by Sunday to remain at home Sunday afternoon in order to receive a visit from the canvasser in his particular munity. A large staff of workers will be out between 2 and 4 o'clock Sunday afterncon to complete the canvass so that only one week will be required for the entire job.

APPEAL MADE FOR QUARTERS USO Club Swamped With Calls For Rooms, Apartments In City For Newcomers A new appeal for rooms and apartments was made today by the staff at the Franklin USO club. Calls for living quarters have greatly increased recently and such a demand has been made on the USO that the avallable list of rooms and apartments have been virtually exhausted. Hoping that there are rooms and apartments open in the city which may be added to the list in order to help a alleviate the housing shortage, the USO staff issued an appeal to all householders to make available their spare rooms and convert extra rooms into apartments to help supply the demand. The USO telephone number is 405. Land Acquisition Office Is Closed The federal land acquisition office in Columbus was closed today, marking the end of a government business which was started two years ago and involved the taking of approximately 40,000 acres of land in Johnson, Bartholomew and Brown counties for Camp Atterbury and Atterbury Army Airfield.

The office once had more than 100 employes but during recent weeks the staff was reduced to two, the manager and a secretary. PARAGRAPHS FROM WASHINGTON By International News. Former President Herbert Hoover urged the government today to take prompt steps to feed the starving people in Nazioccupied democracies in Europe, both from a humanitarian and military standpoint, Another block was thrown in the path of father draft deferment today as Senate conferees on the Houserevised draft bill put off a scheduled meeting until Monday. Comptroller General Lindsay Warren charged today that gorernment department heads in Washington and elsewhere are guilty of "shocking extravagance to the point of rottenness." A War Food Administration official revealed today that price ceilings "are in the picture" for lambs on the hoof, despite violent opposition from Congress, producers and the nation's topflight farm organizations, New Management Typical of all coal mines in the nation is this scene at the Pittsburgh Coal Company's Montour mine at Library, as a maintenance man raises Old Glory over the Pit to signify that Uncle Sam is boss Telephoto. BOND QUOTA IS $102,357 November Goal High; October Purchases Totaled About $60,000 In County Johnson county income earners are being called on to purchase more than $100,000 worth of War Bonds during the month of November, Harry A.

Grose, county war finance committee chairman, said toady that he had been notified a quota of $102,375 has been assigned to this county. The quota is considered large in view of the fact that sales during October, when no quota had been set, totaled only about $60,000 due to the emphasis placed on bond purchases during the Third War Loan campaign in September. chases Payroll and routine deductions for purchases bond by pur- persons who invest a certain percentage of their salaries or wages in bonds each month, will furnish a portion of the November quota, but Grose believes if the quota is met it will be necessary to push additional sales over the county. COMIC OPERA SINGER HERE Warren Lee Terry, of Gilbert And Sullivan Fame Coming To USO Club Sunday Warren Lee Terry, foremost American exponent of Gilbert Sulliran, Will appear in a Gilbert Sullivan program at the Franklin USO club Sunday evening. For 14 years, Terry was leading comedian of the Chautauqua Opera Association, Chautauqua, N.

and during the past summer was principal comedian of the Metropolitan Comic Opera Company of New York City. During the past year, he has given more than eighty performances at Army and Navy canteens and USO clubs. Mr. Terry's streamlined entertainment is an hour of fun, consisting of tunes, tales, anecdotes, presented with a style that is described by those who have heard him as unusually entertaining. His success on the lecture platform is enhanced by his many years on the stage.

He has a keen sense of humor combined with a remarkable perscnality. LITTLE MORE MACHINERY SEEN FOR '44 WPB Allotment Increase Won't Mean Anything If Manufacturer Can't Get Steel, County Agent Says County Agent S. B. Scott said today that despite the War Production Board's increase in the allotment of farm machinery for 1944. it is unlikely that Johnson county farmers can expect much more equipment next year.

Urging farmers to attend Farm Bureau township meetings this month to view a film on machinery conservation, Scott said that indications of local implement dealers who have contacted manufacturers are that allotments will be only slightly higher than they were in 1943. The reason for this, the county agent said, is that the WPB's allotment of 80 per cent of the implements made in 1941 does not necessarily mean that steel and vital materials will be available for the manufacturer to carry ou this increase. Factories, it appears, may not get sufficient steel to manufacture all the machinery the WPB will allow them to manufacture. Principle Same as Coal. The principle is the same as is observed in the present coal situation.

While coal dealers have been ordered by Secretary of Interior Ickes to limit deliveries to one ton to households where only a meager supply is now on hand, that does not necessarily mean such deliveries will be made, for the amount depends upon the supply on local coal yards. Scott said many farmers had construed the recent WPB announcement as meaning that there would be a lot more machinery available next year. The county agent believes the farmer can expect about the same amount in 1944 that was available in 1943. The film now being shown at township Farm Bureau meetings IS entitled "War On Wear," and Scott says it is an excellent lesson on the care of farm machinery. He urges farmers to see it.

Nineveh-Blue River Bureau met Wednesday evening, the last of this week's schedule of three meetings. White River met Tuesday and Needham on Monday. Two Meet Next Week. Next week, Union township's Farm Bureau will meet on Tuesday evening and Hensley township's on Thursday evening. The Farm Bureau directors will meet next Monday evening in the county agricultural extension office.

Most township Farm Bureau organizations are planning special meetings in December to mark the completion of the three-month long membership drive. To date a total of 316 memberships have been mailed in during a campaign to avoid use of gasoline, tires and time the in soliciting membership to the Indiana Farm Bureau. APPLY AGAIN FOR BOOK 4 Those Who Didn't Get Their Copy Last Week May Register Two Days Next Week Residents of Johnson county who failed to secure their War Ration Book 4 during the regular tion period last week will have another opportunity to make application on Tuesday and Thursday next week at the Johnson county rationing board office. Hours for receiving applications will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Residents of Greenwood and vicinity may apply at the office of Marley Lasiter, while in Edinburg the applications will be accepted by Earl Hamilton.

Copies of Book 4 will be issued immediately upon presentation of copies of Book 3. TOWNSHIPS TO REPAIR RURAL FIRE TRUCK, TRAIN FIREMEN Local township trustees soon may torized fire equipment now on hand was indicated today. The trustees have approved tires and a motor for a truck which gallon booster tank capable of combatting rural fires. The chief lem facing the trustees is how they can expend the money for the purpose indicated since there is no designation in the budget for fire equipment. Dr.

Roy L. Scott, Pleasant township trustee, and Charles Royse, a member of the county commissioners board, were appointed as a committee to contact the State Board of Accounts for information concerning the method of appropriating the fund. To Train Men Here The truck as it now stands is not in condition for rural runs, but when it is repaired it will be waiting for any rural call within Johnson county IS EVRYBODY HAPPY? Halfway home and mighty happy are these internees lining the rails of the Japanese exchange ship Teia Maru at Mormugao (Marmagao), Portuguese India (mid-west coast), as they await transfer to the Swedish liner Gripsholm. -NEA Telephoto. JEWISH RACE CHAMPIONED Rabbi Goldbatt Says They're Capable Of Dealing With Post-War Problems Because members of the Jewish race have been compelled to and mingle with representatives of all nationalities, they will be especially capable cf dealing with postwar problems, Rabbi Maurice Goldbatt of the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation said today.

Also many principles of American democracy such as respect for personality and freedom of travel were inherent qualities of early Judaism, Rabbi Goldbatt said. He spoke Wednesday at Franklin College and at the Rotary club luncheon. Because the Jewish religion is closely akin to democracy, Jewish synagogues have always fostered an open-door policy and invited outsiders to worship, the speaker said. He stressed observance of the Golden Rule and printed out that members of the Protestant, Catholic and Jewish faiths are "all God's children." Rabbi Goldbatt 15 a member of the National Jewish Chautauqua SOciety, which is currently celebrating its golden jubilee anniversary by sending speakers to American colleges and universities. He has served the Indianapolis Synagogue since 1938.

DILLINGER'S FATHER DIES Mooresville Man Whose Son Was Notorious Gangster Succumbs In Hospital Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon for John Wilson Dillinger, well known farmer of the Mooresville community and father of the notorious John Dillinger, the nation's public enemy No. 1 of the 1930's. He died Wednesday in Methodist hospital at Indianapolis. Rites will be conducted at 2 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Audrey Hancock, in Maywood, and burial will follow in Crown Hill cemetery at Indianapolis.

Mr. Dillinger was born in 1864 at Acton, and had been married twice. Other survivors include two other daughters, Mrs. Doris Hockman and Miss Frances Dillinger, both of Mooresville, and a son, Hubert Dillinger, of Indianapolis. 1943 ACTS ARE NOW LAW; GOVERNOR SIGNS Indianspolis, Nov.

4 (INS) -By proclamation of Governor Henry F. Schricker, the acts of the legislature passed by the 1943 session of the General Assembly, finally are law today in the State of Indiana. Almost eight months have passed since adjournment of the legislature, March 8, and the signing by the governor was on the latest effective date for state laws in more than five decades. The cause of the delay was ascribed to man power shortage in the printing of the acts. Last receipt from county clerks was reecived by Secretary of State Rue J.

Alexander from Steuben county. As soon as it came by registered mail, Mr. Alexander notified the governor, who then signed the proclamation, 15 Five-Acre Corn Club Plots Checked The picts of fifteen local members of the Hoosier Five-Acre Corn club have been checked recently, but results have not yet been determined. The plots were checked by County Agent S. B.

Scott and Carl Lentz of Columbus. AXIS GETS TWIN SETBACK ON TWO FIGHTING FRONTS By INTERNATIONAL Irreplaceable components machine lay in blasted and day as a result of the heaviest series of attacks against the pean and Pacific theaters. Coal Strikes Cost Nation 40 Million Tons, Ickes Says Washington, No. 4 (INS). retary of Interior Ickes declared today that the coal strike cost the United States 40 milion tons of coal and perhaps 45 million before production is resumed.

Ickes asserted that "both sides are satisfied" with the new agreement providing a cents per hour pay increase for the miners and an addition of 15 minutes working time a day. Both sides are satisfied," he said, "and the miners are now drifting back to work. I think the clouds are lifted." Ickes also revealed that he appeared before the United Mine Workers' policy committee earlier today and warned them that "we must get more and more coal withoff further loss of time" to boost the nation's coal stockpile. Ickes said that the increased working time provided in the new contract will increase the price of coal to consumers, but he didn't know just how much. "We are way behind in production of coal," he told a news conference.

By International News Service. Only a small proportion of the nation's 440,000 striking coal miners was on the job today under a new working agreement in wihch the men were ordered back to Work by the United Mine Workers of America. The difficulty of notifying the miners and holding immediate union meetings to act on the wage agreement, caused a delay in the back-to-work movement which was not expected to get in full swing until tomorrow. Full production to replenish the dwindling supplies of coal for the nation's huge war plants was expected to be reached by Monday. BUDGET SLASHED BY 82 PERCENT Washington, Nov.

5 (INS)Long-smoldering congressi a 1 sentiment for economy exploded into the open today when the House appropriations committee 4 slashed a billion-dollar supplemental budget program by 82 per cent. and sent the measure to the floor containing only $167,000,000. Designated the "first supplemental national defense appropriation bill" for the 1944 fiscal year, the measure carried extra funds for nearly two-score government agencies allied with the war effort. Reich Is Speaker At Whiteland Club Whiteland, Nov. 4-Jack Reich of the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce will speak Monday night at 8 o'clock at a dinner meeting of the Whiteland Civic club.

The dinner meeting will be held in the Whiteland Methodist church. Mr. Reich's subject will be "Community Action for Post War Jobs and Profits." 100 FUTURE FARMERS MEET HERE IN ANNUAL DISTRICT SESSION More than 100 members of six chapters of Future Farmers of America met here Wednesday evening for the annual fall meeting of the Eighth district. Marking beginning of activities for the new school year, the meeting attracted delegates from Bloomington, Martinsville, Columbus, Ellettsville and Scuthport, in addition to the chapter. VanCleave.

It was decided to have the spring The Franklin chapter was in meeting early in the month of charge of the opening and closing March at Southport. ceremonies. Special music was givHighlight of the evening's pro- en by Bob VanNuys, cornetist, with gram was initiation of 47 can- Janet Lefforge as piano accompandidates for the Future Farmer de- ist. Soft drinks were served by the gree. Among the candidates were host chapter at the conclusion of eight from the Franklin chapter, in- the program.

cluding Donald Clark, Gene Harrell, Charles Forster of Columbus, disLewis Elkins, James Libka, James trict director, presided during a busWhitlow, Gordon Zufall, Wayne iness session. Chapters were introSanders and William Compton. duced by Mr. Forster. Virgil Telfer Host Chapter in Charge.

of Martinsville gave a talk on "Our The Franklin chapter was repre- Job as F. F. A. Members." J. R.

sented by nearly all of its 25 mem- Rees of Columbus announced state bers and its faculty advisor, J. L. and national contests for the year. NEWS SERVICE of the Nazi-Jap war watersoaked wreckage tovirtually simultaneous enemy in both the Euro- Banks Running Low On Pennies; Copper Savers Get Appeal Johnson county penny-hoarders today received an appeal from banks to put their coins into circulation and thus alleviate a serious shortage of onecent pieces. Local banks have been short on pennies recently and orders to the Federal Reserve Bank at Chicago have been unfilled for some time.

The Federal Reserve Bank, in turn, appealed to banks which had not sent in orders for pennies to ship any excess supplies of the one-cent pieces to regions where the shortage is most severe. According to information received here, there are more pennies in circulation now than at any time in the history of the country. This is because they are needed for making change because of the prevalance of odd penny prices on items where federal taxes are added to the retail price. However, the increased supply is offset by the fact that hundreds of persons are "collecting" pennies. Not only the old copper pennies are being saved, but also the new one pieces which resembel in color and size the ten-cent piece.

Saving of the latter came about when speculation was expressed that the new penny is to be recalled by the government when, new copper pennies made from salvaged shell cases appear the first of the year. The local appeal today urged penny-savers to cash in their pennies at once and hereafter save some other type of coin. JONES TELLS ABOUT CRASH Ex-Student Here Gives U.P. Reporter Story Of Hectic Jap Encounter Six members of the crew of a Liberator bomber carrying First Lieut. Robert R.

Jones, 24-year-old former Franklin College student leader, were lost when it was forced down at sea after a raid last week, according to further details reaching here today concerning the rescue cf Lieut. Jones, who was picked up in the Pacific after drifting for two days in a rubber dinghie. Lieut. Jones, bombardier on the plane, and three other members of the crew were rescued by Australian Air Force airmen. According to the United Press, their plane made a crash landing in the sea following an air battle against ten Japanese planes over the Celebes.

Japanese fighter planes waited over the wrecked plane to machine-gun the crew members, and turned away only when they were convinced all aboard had been kill- ed. The U. P. dispatch said: Drifted Two Days. Members of a bomber crippled in a raid on the Japanese-held nickel port of Pomelaa, October 26, they drifted two days on the cpen sea before being rescued by an Australian flying boat.

Six of the crew die in the crash (Continued on Page Two.) HEAVY FROST AS MERCURY HITS 24 A heavy frost, described by some as resembling a "young snow," was recorded early today as the mercury dipped to a season's low of 24 degrees in Franklin. The mark was reported by J. L. VanCleave, observer for the official government weather station Here, who listed a maximum temperature of 47 degrees during Wednesday. Last night's minimum set a new record for the season, the previous low having been 31 degrees, PVT.

WILLIAMS HURT IN SICILY Former Franklin Youth In Hospital; Awarded Purple Heart For Battle Wound Pvt. Donald Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Williams of Edinburg and formerly of Franklin, has been awarded the Purple Heart after being injured in Sicily. In a letter received Wednesday, he did not disclose details of his injury but said that he had been hurt in the back.

He is in a hospital at an undisclosed overseas station. Pvt. Williams was born and reared in this city and attended Franklin high school. He is one of three sons of Mr. and Mrs.

Williams now in the service. Corporal Harold Williams is serving with the U.S. Army in Missouri and another brother, Gene Williams, is stationed with the air corps in California. Two other brothers, Claude and Paul, and a sister, Irene, are living in Indianapolis. The Williams family resided for a number of years on North Hurricane street, and more recently had lived at the corner of Adams and Johnson avenue before moving to Edinburg about two years ago.

Mr. Williams is employed at Camp Atterbury. DEATH CLAIMS MRS. CONNER Funeral For Greenwood Woman, 76, To Be Held In Franklin, Saturday Greenwood, Nov. 4.

Mrs. Nora Conner, age 76, wife of Tim ner, died Wednesday night at 11:40 o'clock at her home on East Broadway. She had been in failing health for more than a year an in a critical condition for several weeks. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the St.

Rose of Lima Catholic church at Franklin, of which Mrs. Conner was a member. Burial will be in the Holy Cross cemetery in Indianapolis. Friends are invited to attend the services. Mrs.

Conner was born in Ireland and was a resident of Greenwood for many years. Her husband was among the first motormen on the old interurban line through Greenwood. She was a devoted wife and mother and a faithful member of her church. Surviving with the nusband are three children, Mrs. William Healy of Greenwood, Lt.

Joe Conner of Scott Field and Leo Conner of Piscataway, Md. The sons are expected to arrive Friday. Several grandchildren an a great grandchild also survive. The Nazi destruction was at Dusseldorf and Wilhelmshaven, while the Japanese wreckage was strewn about the placid waters of Simpson Harbor, Rabaul. The Germans lost factories and the Japs lost ships, and between them they felt the rising tide of Allied aerial might.

It now is safe and reasonable to assume that the all-out winter air offensive against both the Germans and Japanese now has begun. The Rabaul attack was the heaviest ever carried out in the Pacific while the raid on Dusseldorf, coinciding with another onslaught against Cologne, was believed to have set a record in tonnage of bombs dropped. First Twin Blow Similarly, the gigantic American attack on the great Nazi port of Wilhelmshaven yesterday was the greatest ever made by 'United States planes operating from the British Isles. Never since the war began have so many enemy targets in such widely separated theaters been assaulted from the air at almost the same time. Never before has the TokyoBerlin Axis been blasted so thoroughly and successfully at both its ends.

In both the Pacific and European attacks, hundreds of planes participated. Gen. Douglas MacArthur's attack, designed smash any Japanese attempts to organize a largescale counterblow to the expanding American drive in the Solomons, was completely successful. Twentysix Japanese war craft were sunk or damaged and 108 Jap planes destroyed or probably damaged. Not only at Rabaul did the Japanese feel the blows of American might.

The Navy Department at Washington announced the destruction of ten more Japanese vessels by long-range American submarines operating in the Pacific. This new tally raised to 487 the number of Japanese ships sunk, probably sunk and damaged by American undersea craft since the outbreak of the war. Opposition Is Heavy The Japanese at Rabaul made every effort to stave off destruction from the skies. Twin motored Mitchell bombers escorted by Lightning fighters plowed their way through a hail of anti-aircraft and machine-gun and cannon fire from enemy planes. Enemy opposition was heavy at Dusseldorf and Cologne as well, but the Royal Air Force losses were believed comparatively light.

The fliers who participated told of factories folding up under the impact of bombs. Preliminary estimates said 19 British craft were lost in the extensive attacks in which a total of nearly 1,000 planes may have participated. American losses in the Pacific totaled nine bombers and ten fighters, the heavies yet sustained, but still light in comparison to the irreplaceable losses suffered by the enemy. Infantry Continue Advances. While aerial activity throughout the world monopolized the war news, plodding infantry continued its steady advances on far-flung battlefronts.

Lieut. Gen. Mark W. Clark's United States Fifth Army smashed forward three miles into the Garigliano river valley, leaving Massico Ridge far behind and forcing the Germans to fall back to other prepared defenses. The British Eighth Army under Gen.

Sir Bernard L. Montgomery picked up an additional five miles, capturing the Castel-Petraso road junction. At least six (Continued on Page Two.) furnish $300 for repair of OCD moin the Franklin fire department, it expenditures of the money to buy new has 1.000 feet of hose and a 300- Each townshp has agreed to send several men to Franklin to learn how to operate the truck so that there will be experienced fire-fighters in each township to supervise the combatting of any blaze within their area. The truck can pump water from wells, cisterns and creeks, and if there are none in the immediate area of a rural fire, a bucket brigade can operate from the booster tank on the truck. The proposal to the trustees and county commissioners was made by Fred Borgstead, county property officer of the OCD fire service, and James A.

Waggener, county OCD director. WEATHER Data furnished by J. L. VanCleave, observer for the Franklin co-operative weather station. WEDNESDAY, NOV.

3. Maximum temperature 47 Minimum temperature 31 Amount precipitation 0 Low mark last night 24 Precip. since Nov. .08 Precip. since Jan.

FORECAST FORECAST Indiana--Fair and not quite so cold tonight. Friday increased cloudiness and warmer..

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