Iola Register, August 10, 1944

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Iola Register (Newspaper) - August 10, 1944, Iola, Kansas COMP ^. w - X . Harding, PSA Supervisor for Allen county, said this week. The health program Is a "prepayment" plan and the family pays for any ordinary medical and hospital expense that may come up during the year when they pay their annual membership fee of $31.00. Nearly 100 families were members of the: association this past year. All bills from doctors, hospitals and druggists are submitted each month to Mrs. Hallie Barley, treasurer of the Association, I and are paid. This past year all J bills submitted were paid in full. PSA -encourages the establishment of such health associations, but will not lend money for memberships or otherwise take part unless the local county association of medieal men endorse the association and take an active'part in establishing it. Each family has its free choice of any physician connected with the association. PSA loans; are available, for families in order! to permit them to join the health association and are budgeted in with the balance of their PSA loan.?  Thjs same health plan has been established for the. coming year. Capt. F. S. Reynolds Retires September 8 (HweUI to Th� R*artiUr1 Boea Raton, Pla.-The voluntary retirement from active duty with the Army Air Forces of Captain Frederick S. Reynolds of lola, Kas., was .announced today by Brigadier General Lawrence Lawson, commanding general of Boca Raton Armj? Air Field, a technical school of th? AAP Training Command. A Veteran of World War I, in which he served as a sergeant and later?-an officer in the Infantry, Capt: Reynolds has been on duty at Boca: Raton Field as Erosion Control Officer. He reverts to inactive status September 8, 1944. With the organizational and training phases of the AAP greatly diminished, the number of suitable assignments available for officers of generalized experience, or for certain , types of specialists, has been reduced, Gen. Lawscn announced. Thlsimakes it possible for some officers lover 38 years of age to be released, making available their civilian skllle. A graduate of Oklahoma A & M College and Iowa State College, the capt*n has been on active duty since August 15, 1942. Mf. Reynolds was employed by the Soil Conservation Service here before be was called to active duty in 1943. His daughter Jane attended college here and has been a ______Cat Kansas State College the pasiltwo' years. Mrs. Reynolds was caBM to lola a short time ago due to t|ie illness of her mother who is Uvirjr at the Reynolds home In Wheeler Heights. Dick, their youngest |on, accompanied Mrs. Reynolds F.D.R.and Admirals Confer at Honolulu Fala Not Permitted To See Walkdki Honolulu, July 29 (delayed) (AP)-Fala came 2,000 miles aboard the presidential cruiser to Hawaii but he got only a glimpse of fabled Waikiki from the deck. Recently tightened quarantine laws confining canines were not relaxed even for Fala, and President Roosevelt asked no special favors for his five-year-old Scottie. So Fala lolled aboard, well behaved and well loved by officers and crew. A presidential aide kept a close watch over the Seattle's welfare with daily telephone calls to the ship. Only Incident: A sailor plucked one of Fala's hairs for a souvenir. Lamb To Be Point Free But Points Wffl Go Back On Pork Loins and Hams Washington, Aug. 10. (AP)-Utility grade lamb will become ration-free Sunday along with beef steaks and roasts of the same grade, while point values will be restored not only to pork loins and hams but to canned fish. The Office of Price Administration, announcing this today, also boosted ration values on all cheeses two to four points a pound and increased point values on farm and process butter in line with the hike to 16 points a pound ordered for creamery! butter, effective July 23. The new red-point charts will be In effect from Sunday through September 2, only half the regular period because of a delay in distributing the August tables. New values assigned for pork loins range from four points a pound for end cuts to eight points for center cuts. Whple loins will cost five points a pound. � Hams, smoke as well as fresh, also get a value of five points a pound, with shank ends two points and slices nine points. The value on ready-to-eat ham Is two points higher- a pound than on the uncooked variety. Points on Canned Fish Canned fish goes back under rationing because of "a definite scarcity in nearly all sections of the country," OPA said. The more popular kinds, including salmon, tuna and shrimp, will require six points a pound. To compensate for more red-point (Continued on Page 8, No. 3) MUNICIPAL BAND PROGRAM 8:30 p. m. - Court House Square. Flag Raising- Methodist Church Boy Scouts. March, "University of Dayton" .................................................. Panella Overture, "Czardas" ..........Grossman Popular, "Paper Doll and In My Arms" ........................Black-Loesser Intermezzo, "Badinage" ................ ..........,...........................Victor Herbert Vocal Solo-"The Bubble Song" from High-Jinks ...................Friml Mrs. W. A. Cooksey. March, "Anchors Aweigh" ............ .........,............................. Zimmerman Novelty-"We Won't Go Home Till Morning" ........................Dalby "The Donkey Serenade" ..........Friml March, "Hail America" ....Richards Star Spangled Banner. MacArthur Attended Conferences President Spent Three Days Talking And Inspecting Pearl Harbor Defenses Honolulu, July 29. (AP)- (delayed)-President Roosevelt today concluded three days of military conferences and inspections on this fortress island where two and a half years ago Japanese bombs blasted the United States into the war. The President arrived at Pearl Harbor July 26 from the marine base at San Diego, Calif., where he boarded a cruiser shortly after his July 20 speech accepting renomi-nation for a fourth term. Here he held his first wartime across-the-table conference with the top strategists of the Pacific-Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and Gen. Douglas MacArthur - and talked with other commanders representing the full scope of the Pacific war from pole to pole. Later Mr, Roosevelt told reporters the meetings planned new offennives against the Japanese, and he reiterated America's Pacific war goals: to retake and free the Philippines and to drive Japan to unconditional surrender. The chief executive coupled with his conferences detailed visits to Pearl Harbor and other military installations, converted from the Japanese-wrought havoc of December 7, 1941, into an Island bristling with land, sea and air fighting power: He termed the conversion the "most amazing change" he had ever seen. Admiral Nimitz and General Mac-Arthur-the latter wearing a leather field jacket-went aboard the president's ship to greet the chiet executive as soon as he arrived at Pearl Harbor. Pacific Heroes There "It's good to see you, Doug." the president said to MacArthur as the two men came down the gangplank into a navy yard teeming with sailors and workers. The crowd applauded. With them and Nimitz in later conferences were Admiral William F. Halsey, commander of the Third fleet, Lt. Gen. Robert C. Richardson Jr., Central Pacific army commander, and war chiefs.representing the north, south and southwest Pacific theaters. Mr, Roosevelt termed his visit to the birthplace of the war a highly successful three days. Sea-tanned and smiling, he swapped almost an hour of questions and answers with Pacific war correspondents and White House reporters for the Associated Press, the United Press, the International News Service and a representative of the four major radio networks who traveled with his party from Washington. "We Are Going Back" We are going back to the Philip-tines, Mr. Roosevelt said, and Mac-(Continued on Page 8. No. 1) Thompson and Harlan Get Together For Confab Behind Lines in France The Weather; KANSAS-Centinaed bet with mostly elear skies tonight, Friday and gatardays highest t�n�eff�-tares Friday 1M-1M. m Temperature-Highest tor the 34 hours ending 6 p.ju. ysstardan ffl; lowest last iiltM jf&aonnfl Jaf today to; excess ysstirdey 5; mow since January 1, Ml deer***; this date last year-highest M; town* 77. Precipitation for the 34 boon ending at 8 a. m. today 0; total tor this year to date S1.73; excess since January 1, 8.73 Inches. Sunrise 6:83 a. m.; set 8:33 p. in. Thermograph readings ending 8 a. m. today: 9 a. m. .......79 9 p. m.---Jt 10 a. m. ...______84 10 p. m.__88 11 a. m. ..:_______88 11 p. nv___81 13 noon_________91 13 m. ____40 1 p. m.------94 1 a. m........JO 3 p. m.---------96 3 a. m.----78 3 p.m.---------.97 3 a. m. --78 4 p.m.__________97 4 a. nv'____.77 5 p. m.______......96 6 a. m.___78 6 p. m._________M 6 a. m.___76 7 p.m. ..._______93 7 a. m..___74 8 p. m.____.......88 8 a. m.__76 Double Drive on Paris Kilgore Bill 'All Wrong' Taf t Scores Measure Which Would Pay Up to $35 a Week Washington, Aug. 10. (AP)-Senator Taft (R.-Ohlo) today criticised as "fundamentally wrong" what he said were attempts by sponsors of the Murray-Kilgore demobilisation bill to provide post-war.benefits to war workers on a par with those provided for soldiers and | sailors. "I can not see a parallel-between soldiers and sailors serving at 860 a month and others receiving high wages in war Industry," Taft told the senate in urging defeat of the ClO-supported measure under which discharged war workers would receive up to $36 a week In unemployment compensation. Taft said the treasury has sold $36,000,000,000 In war bonds to Individuals working on the home front and that, these workers have accumulated $34,000,000,000 in savings with which to cushion them against the economic impacts of the reconversion period. Despite a drive by the army and navy, he said, members of the services have been able to acquire only $818,000,000 in bonds. "No Parallel" There is no parallel between what the government owes to the working man and the fighting man," he added. Taft said the Republican-supported bill by Senator George (D.-Ga.) would not change in any way the rights congress voted veterans of the present war in ; the recantly-(Continued on Page 8, No. 4) Scrap Matinee Nets Six Tons Between six and seven tons of scrap paper were collected as a result of the "scrap matinee" sponsored by the American Legion in cooperation with the lola theatre Monday, according to an estimate by Martin Haney, chairman for the waste paper committee of the Legion. "The Legion is very gratified by the response to the matinee and we want to thank the people of Allen county who have been, turning in scrap paper at the designated salvage locations," said Mr. Haney. We plan to continue the drive as long as favorable results are produced and the need for paper continues," be added. Legion members have been working in the evening to get the scrap paper received at the salvage depots In shape to send to market. Money from the paper Is for the most part put Into bonds, Mr. Haney said, Sgt. Ev Harlan, former city editor of The Register, and Lieut. Col. R. L. Thompson Jr., former "Horse and Buggy" editor of The Register, met on a field in France a few weeks ago and had a great time hashing over their experiences, according to a letter received here by Mrs. Harlan yesterday. "Wednesday as I was eating chow," related Harlan, "somebody called me up to the mess tent, telling me some lieutenant wanted to see me. I couldnt Imagine who it was but it turned out to be a young officer from Thompson's outfit whom he had sent out in a jeep, looking for me. He told me the old man (meaning Bob) had told him to try and locate our outfit and find me, and he had followed one "of our trucks for six miles to discover where we are located. "I had a nice chat with the officer and gave him some Registers to take back to Bob. I thought Bob might turn up himself in a couple of days, but he beat that-he came down just as soon as the lieutenant got back and told him where I was! Having a Great Time "He got here about 5:30 in the evening riding over in a jeep with his driver. He looked fine except that he was dirty and a little haggard from loss of sleep-as who doesnt over here. He appears to be having a great time out of the war and is his usual old roaring self. He modestly admitted that he has the *best damned artillery battalion' in the army. "I took him around and introduced him to some of the boys and a couple of the officers, and they were really Impressed. The first 'fighting soldier' a lot of them had seen, and Bob really looked the part. Most of the time, though, we spent sitting on the ground talking about our adventures for the past two years and exchanging as much gossip from home as we knew. "He told me that he had just recently got his first mall in almost two months-18 letters from home all in one bunch. His outfit is scheduled to come back for a rest in the next few days, and he says he will try to come down Sunday and see me again. Makes Big Impression "He really made an Impression on the bunch here with some of his stories. One of the boys was talking to his driver while I was showing Bob around, and he told me later that the driver said they are all scared of the 'old man' but that they'd 'go to hell for him.' They say he is a real soldier, takes care of his men first and then thinks of his own comfort. "His visit made quite an impression. Lieutenant colonels dont come over to visit sergeants every day, and I got quite a kick out of the officers and men who would walk by us as we sat on the ground with out backs against a stump talking about the times we used to have together. Some of their eyes really bugged out. "Bob seems very optimistic about the end of the war. He doesnt think it is very far off. I certainly hope he is right. All he is worried about is the fact that we may get stuck In the army of occupation. We both want to get home Just as soon as we get the job done here," Lancaster Skips Bond In County Court J. H. Lancaster, Moran, Jumped his bond when he failed to appear In county court this morning, according to Sheriff Homer Troxel. Lancaster had been arrested for drunken disturbance of the peace at Moran and was to stand trial this morning. He had, while intoxicated, threatened a garage worker and started a fight, Troxel said. If his bondsmen failed to bring him to court, a fugitive warrant would be issued for Lancaster, Troxel added. .. ..... At * t- & 4 .�s American troops capture Le Mans, 110 miles from Paris, and continue onward, latest reports placing them eighty-seven miles from their goal. In the north, south of Caen, Canadian and British troops have broken out of the Normandy beachhead area and are gaining steadily as Nazi resistance appears to be dwindling.-(NEA Telephoto.) Clare Booth Luce Ramsquaddled 'Em Greenwich, Conn., Aug. 10. (AP)-It took Clare ' Boothe Luce,.the Republican representative from the fourth Connecticut congressional district, to unramsquaddle listeners who heard her refer to New Deal officials as "ramsquaddled bureaucrats" in her speech accepting renominatlon for her congressional post." At the dinner' which followed the district convention yesterday, Mrs. Luce explained to puzzled delegates that "ramsquaddled," not to be found in standard dictionaries, was an old American word, used by Mls-sourlans in particular and meant "confused, muddled or mixed up." Mrs. Schlosser Dies In Indiana Mrs. Anna Mary Scnlosser, 80, died Tuesday at the home of her daughter in Sullivan, Ind, Mrs. Schlosser was born in Germany and�came to Allen county in 1900. She was the widow of Oeorge Schlosser, well-known Alien county farmer, who died about 19 years, ago. She was a member of the LaHarpe Christian church. She is survived by three sons, all of Kansas City, Mo, Jack, Henry and Fred; and four daughters, Mrs. H. O. Hbuser, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. W. T. Zerba, LaHarpe; Mrs, W. C. Skinner, Tulsa, Ok!a4 and Mrs. A. E. Reed. Sullivan, Ind. The body will lie In state at the Releford Funeral Hamev until 10 s. ql, Friday. Funeral services will be held in the Zerba home, 1 niile west of LaHarpe on Highway 64, ft* 4 p. ul, Friday. The Rev. J. Lee Releford will officiate. Burial will be at the LaHarpe oametsry. Truck Strike Gets Worse Roosevelt May Order v..ODT to Take Over Strike-Bound Lines Kansas City, Aug. 10. (AP)- Possible action by President Roosevelt was awaited today as all except seven over-the-road truck lines, live of them railroad owned, remained strikebound. No notification that the Office of Defense Transportation might be called upon to operate the lines had been received by the ODT regional office here. "Naturally the ODT, which has a highway transport division and has been working with the lines, is prepared to act if called upon," said R. C. Coleman, ODT director. One unverified report was that the ODT would take over the lines this afternoon. It was pointed out, however, that if the ODT did act it probably would serve only In an administrative capacity with the lines continuing to operate with their present officials and employes. Out at Tulsa. Truck shipping from Tulsa's busy terminals came to a standstill today as . hundreds of drivers staged a spontaneous "sympathy walkout" which brought the mid-western highway transport tie-up into Oklahoma. Eddie Stith, chairman of a local operators' negotiating � committee, said drivers had been drifting off the job throughout the morning as quickly as freight docks were cleared. No new cargos were accepted yesterday or today. Stith estimated the number of drivers joining the walkout at 3,000. Union officials set the figure at 300 to 400. Officers of the local �AFL teamsters union, Stith said, ordered the drivers to leave their jobs at a meeting In the union's headquarters yesterday. Reds Pose New Threat Gains Near'Narew River May Flank All East Prussia Heavy Bombers Strike Ploesti London, Aug. 10. (AP)-Fleets of American heavy bombers from England and Italy struck today at fuel and transport facilities around Paris, and, for the second time In a dozen hours, at the great Romanian oil center of Ploesti. Upwards of 500 Flying Fortresses and Liberators, escorted by Mustangs and Lightnings, started fires licking at the refineries, tank cars and derricks 35 miles northwest of Bucharest. Some installations 19 miles northwest of Ploesti also were bombed in this 13th attack from Italy on the major spring of Nazi olL No Draft Slow-Down After European Peace Salem, Ore., Aug. 10. (AP)-The end of the war In Europe probably win mean no decrease in the number of men needed in the draft, says MaJ. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey, national Selective Service director. "The rm; still win need mans men for its Pacific war," he said at a press conference yesterday, "and the army will continue to need replacements for men who have had long service." ; London, Aug. 10. (AP)-A grave new Russian flanking threat to both East Prussia and Warsaw in the area "west of the upper Narew river," a famous battleground of the last war, was disclosed today in the German communique. "West of the upper Narew river, repeated Soviet attacks were either beaten off or checked," the Berlin bulletin said. The German radio also reported Russian troops were across the Vistula only 36 miles southeast of Warsaw, the nearest crossing to the Polish capital yet reported. The report said Soviet troops "succeeded in establishing a bigger bridgehead across the Pilica" river, which flows eastward into the Vistula below the capital. The dispatch underlined an Immediate flanking threat to the south of Warsaw, as .well as to the north. The Narew, where Flakenhayn broke Russian lines just 39 years ago and forced the armies of the Czar to evacuate the Warsaw salient, meanders near the south border of East Prussia, generally five to 15 miles away. i Any appreciable advance west of the Narew would outflank East Prussia and expose German armies there to entrapment, just as the 30 to 25 divisions of the 16th and 18th armies have been reported cut off in Latvia and Estonia. Similarly, such a drive would outflank Warsaw to the north, just as the Polish capital has been flanked loosely to the south by a 41-mile bridgehead west of the Vistula In the area about 110 miles below Warsaw. Pfc. Jack Kilgore Killed On Saipan --^- ! Word received directly from Mrs. J. A. Kilgore this week adds information cencerning the death of Pfc. John R. Kilgore, formerly of Mildred, who was reported killed in action in a story from Mildred In The Register of July 31. Pfc. Kilgore was killed in Saipan in the Mariana Islands June 15, hot in France as was stated in the previous story. "Jack," as be was known by most of his friends here, enlisted In the Marine Corps soon after Pearl Harbor and served overseas from July, 1943, until July, 1943, receiving presidential citations for combat service in the Solomon Islands. After returning home for a furlough and a tour of duty at Camp Pendleton, Calif., he again went overseas. The last word received from him by bis parents was a letter dated May 13, 1944. Kilgore was a graduate of Mildred high school In 1941. "Battle for Paris" Admitted by Berlin September or June -Take Your Choice With U. 8. Troops in France, Aug. 10. (AP)-So Intense Is the conviction among American troops that Germany is in a state of near collapse that many already are placing bets on her fall anywhere between October 1 and New Year's. Correspondents.with the U. S. First army formed a pool set on when Paris will be captured, with predictions ranging from August 15 to October 1. The favorite date in the pool is September 1. New York, Aug. 10. (AP)- Henry Cassidy, chief of the Associated Press bureau in Moscow, brought home today a Russian prediction that it will take until next summer to crush Germany militarily. Cassidy quoted an unidentified Soviet authority who, he said, is in as good a position as anyone to know what's going on. The prediction was quailed by a statement that the unexpected, such as the next bomb hitting Hitler, would change the outlook. Hope for Aid To Florence Italian Citizens In Desperate Plight As City Suffers Rome, Aug. 10. (AP)-The Vatican took steps today to help the Allies relieve the desperate plight of the population of Florence, while Canadian troops, aided by 360 Italian patriots, mopped up hostile Fascist elements In the Allled-held southern portion of the city. Transportation facilities to send flour and other necessities to the archbishop of Florence, Ella Delia Costa, for distribution to a popu latlon suffering from food and wa ter shortages was asked by the Vatican. The Allied command said 150 men and women found in possession of small arms and grenades were arrested in the roundup of hostile elements, who occupied the area between the Via Del Serragll and the Via Romana, the working men's quarter. Sniper Trouble Snipers have been giving the Eighth army trouble from the moment the first patrols entered the city. This was the first disclosure that Canadian troops were back in the line. Earlier South Africans had entered and held southern Florence. Only minor operations were reported along most of the Eighth and Fifth army fronts as the main body of German forces, which has been resisting strongly in the bend of the Arno river east of Florence, withdrew to the northern banks. Infantry moved up to that area, occupying all the high ground on the southern side. A part of the population of Florence, including some of the many thousands of refugees who have overcrowded the city, have moved Into the nearby countryside, where they were subsisting upon fruits and the first food distributed by Allied authorities. Announce A New Air Force No Effort to Defend Le Mons; Next Line Of Defense Within 50 Miles of Paris Good Conduct Medal To Edwin J. Trites (gp*eUI to TIm BtiUtar) Moran, Kas., Aug. 9-Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Trites have received word that their son, Edwin J. Trites, has been awarded the good conduct medal after seven months of duty at, an air warning outpost somewhere in India, Trites has been in India almost two years. He is now serving in the medical record department. Don't Know Whether to Hold Down Farm Production or Open Throttle Washington, Aug. 10. (AP)-Faced with the possibility that the war in Europe may end before long, the War Food Administration is wrestling hard with a question of whether it should soon begin putting the brakes on food production or keep the throttle at full steam. A decision will have to be made soon, so that farmers can plan future production accordingly. The WFA is divided into two schools on the production issue. The division largely reflects the agency's dual responsibility of meeting greatly expanded war needs and of protecting farmers' markets against price-depressing'surpluses. It will be up to Food Administrator Marvin Jones to decide between these two views, or to effect a compromise. Big Stockpile ! At the bottom of the issue is the uncertainty as to future military and foreign relief needs. Large stockpiles of concentrated foods have been accumulated to meet these. No one seems to know just how large the stocks are. Figures on military stocks are being kept a secret. Rough semi-official estimates nevertheless place government-owned stocks of concentrated foods here and abroad at between 15,000,000 and 30,000,000 tons. Included are items such as meats, butter, dried eggs, powdered and evaporated milk, cheese, canned and dried fruits and vegetables, beans, peas, lard, shortening, sugar, and flour. Need Less For Relief Surplus-minded officials, expecting a quick demobilization of the armed forces, say these stocks would go a long way toward meeting relief needs, the size of which, they say, is not expected to be anywhere near the forecasts made before Allied armies moved into Europe to find the food situation better than lt had been pictured. At issue also is the form civilian food demands are likely to take when the war ends. Highly conscious of the fact that a drought or some other agency could quickly change the food situation, production officials argue that it is wiser to have too much rather than too little. They want 1945 production kept at present maximum levels. Supreme Headquarters Ak lied Expeditionary Force, Aug. 10. (AP)-American armor was believed to be driving into the last 50-mile zone of defense for Paris today as supreme headquarters announced formation of a revolutionary new airborne army-an announcement presaging news blows for victory. fronted by a powerful 175-mile British - Canadian - American arc, called the fight a "battle for Paris." They had abandoned without a serious fight the key city of Le Mans, 100 miles from the French capital, apparently giving up all Idea of a stand along the Alencon-Le Mans-Tours line, and their next comparable system of lateral communications ran from Orleans northward through Chartres-approximately 50 miles from Paris. The new air-borne organization, consolidating all Gen. bwlght D. Elsenhower's parachutists, glider troops and necessary Hying personnel Into one outfit approximately the size of a full army, b headed by Lt. Gen. Lewis H. Brereton, a, veteran of the Pacific, Mediterranean and European theaters who formerly commanded the American Ninth air force. Great Striking Power This force, with its unprecedented mobile striking power, uas believed capable of delivering some of the most decisive strokes of the war. Supreme headquarters wrapped In official mystery the actual whereabouts of the American spearheads which last were reported by the Germans to be probing points 87 miles from Paris,, but one qualified observer declared, "you can be pretty sure they are not Just camping outside Le Marts." At the northern end of the arc, however, the Germans were rushing troops southward across the Seine, and had succeeded In erecting a new, but makeshift anti-tank screen (Continued on Page 8, No. 5) American Subs Add to Toll London, Aug. 10. (AP)-Germany, accused by both Britain and Canada of slaying captured Allied soldiers, announced today that she was protesting to American authorities that Nazi prisoners had been killed on the Italian front. A Berlin broadcast said a strong note of protest was being forwarded through neutral Switzerland over the treatment allegedly given seven Germans who "surrendered after they had used up their ammunition and after being encircled by American infantry." One soldier, was "shot by an American soldier in a shed with a revolver" while others were "shot at from a distance of seven yards with rifles, and heavy hand grenades also were thrown at the prisoners." A non-commissioned officer, "covered by the bodies of his comrades, succeeded in escaping from the shed and returning to his unit," the broadcast said. Americans Accused Of Slaying Prisoners Washington, Aug. 10. (AP)- American submarines, operating in Japanese waters have destroyed another 16 enemy vessels, Including one warship, the navy announced today. The latest bag of the far-ranging submersibles, which may have operated in coastal waters of the Japanese homeland, brings to 839 the number of Japanese ships of all types sunk, probably sunk or damaged by submarines alone. Included in the total are 54 warships definitely sent to the bottom, 11 probably sunk and 14 damaged. The damage to the enemy merchant fleet includes 633 ships sunk, 26 probably sunk and 101 damaged. Against the total damage inflicted since the war started, American submarine losses now stand at 27, of which three were lost In maneuvers or other non-combat activity. May Restore Flat Ceiling On Pork Washington, Aug. 10. (AP)-A proposal to restore .a flat ceiling price of $14.75 per hundred pounds, Chicago basis, for live hogs is being considered by food agencies. At present there are two ceiling levels-$14.75 per hundred for hogs weighing 340 pounds or less and $14 for those weighing more. ;