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   Kingsport News (Newspaper) - October 16, 1942, Kingsport, Tennessee                             PAPER YOU WILL FIND DAILY ASSOCIATED PRESS WIREPHOTOS AND THE WORLDWIDE NEWS OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, WIDE WORLD NEWS, NEA. AMERICAN NEWSPAPER ALLIANCE, AND CHICAGO TRIBUNE-NEW YORK NEWS FEATURES. NO OTHER NEWSPAPER IN THIS AREA HAS ALL THESE. Weather _ Moderate tempera- occasional rain and KINGSPORT NEWS 'Tie Paper With The Pictures" VOL. I. NO. 89. KINGSPORT, TENN., FRL, OCT. 16, 1942 10 PAGES. 5 CENTS Stocks Stock stocks IOM fractions. shares sold. hampered by sell- ing handicaps. leave Havoc (By The Associated Press) [floods in main rivers east and west of the Blue Ridge Le hundreds of Virginians from their homes Thursday, Lev-combed the mid-state road system with water blocks jr.J wrought devastation in the Shenandoah Valley equal ocrgreated than that done by floods of 1936. jjj.j 300 rcsi'i'.-p.ts of low-lying 6------------------------------------------------------ Virginia's Main Roads Are Blocked around Frnr.t Royal were into a school gram there residf-r.ts of Criglersville LlUdison Cnur.ly were forced to; jro'jn'l by the Rnpidan. Raini Heavy j rains of recnrci-breaking flooded the Shenan-, the James, the Rappahan- and their 'ributaries. Rising in the Siien.indoah and its plUKea Harrisonburg into! stopped traffic on the! si: valley (route 115, I pi irewned poultry ar.tl livestock i a ''.ere.s.q ric'r. farmland. service power! at which served; i :T.bT pei'lhern Virginia' was flooded: which was i nnd still ris- fi: yesterday severed I'. P. Route 1 at feii Man's furvf" just south of Another north- through Vir- I XT 2ri (iose'l at several jtir'j. M.Ve p-ilice said. Crisis Marshall Says Army's Unfit to Be Discharged With hands clasped behind his back. Gen. George C. Marshall U. S. Army's chief of staff, stood before the Senate Military Affairs committee in Washington and testified in favor of the proposal to draft IS end 19 years old. He said it is the Army's intention to discharge soldiers u'ho are physically unfit and return them to civilian life. Members of the committee listen as he talks. Left to right at the long desk: Senators Theodore Bilbo of Mississippi rpartly concealed by Marshall's heidi, H. H. Schwartz, Democrat of Wyoming: Sheridan Downey, Democrat of California; Elbert Thomas, Democrat of Utah; Robert R. Reynolds, Democrat of North Carolina and chairman of the committee; Chan Gurney, Republican of So'.ith Dakota, and Lister Hill, Democrat of Alabama. Hit V.'histpr s fnr n i i: r-rrrmn fir-'! 2 1 rnins heaviest at "'vC were r.'iilnf nf a south- frcipht I'-'U'o CV.mty. The hoppers wore i' early Thursday trainmen re- i r cf iviinfnll were Rnyn' between np.fi Thursday Sfn j-.n nlrondy f n-vl was olirr.binj: -it "rnnt Royal i i; jH-nlc expected s feet higher of by failure nf was almost ;'.r.d Roh- f whi< h forced V.T.S reported Viut m the n'U'rcr.v es- nrrl rivers sent 1 f-ut of iheir banks nf npj inuous rain. 'I'o winding Shcn- s-.vrtiii-n 'n five times snrio places. i-i'MTi-ty damage WHBONE'S MEDITATIONS By Alley North and South Highways Flooded By Heavy Rains i Richmond- of Virginia's j 'principal north-south 1 and one of its main east west roads, no. 250 were blocked; Thursday by floods, combined re-1 ports from the state highway de- partment and state police shewed.; Rampaging floods in the shen- ar.doan, the Rappahannock, and1 their tributaries tied motor vehicle j transportation in knots. State po-' lire said Fredericksburg was isolat- ed tonight. i Road Cut The Highway dcpartmenl said! .the Rappahannock had cut route 1 at the Fiilmouth bridge at Frcder-' iickshufg and that highway was. blocked at Hazel run south of Fredericksburg from the south, also was closed at Hazel's run. On route 29 from Washington, smith Ihrough piedmont Virginia water crossed bridges at Reming- ton and Rixeyvillc, both north of Culpepper. Route 11, through the Shenandoah valley, was cut in the Minim's bottom section near Woodstock, knotting bus and trucking schedu- led. Detour on 11 The highway department said a detour had been made on route 11 but warned that it would not carry heavy vehicles. For north- bound traffic, this detour starlcd at New Market and passed through Luray. Front Royal and Riverton ancT thence by a secondary road to Middleton and back to route 11. The South river, swirling through the center of Waynesboro. blocked 250 there under four feet of water which invaded Wayncsboro's police station, and state police said the Rivanna river also had closed 250 just east of Charlottefviile and to the north of the same route. Hove Under Way To End Chilean, U. S. Differences i Caracas, bia. and. Venezuela were reliably reported Thursday to have initial-; ed a joint effort to bring Chile into closer hemispheric cooperation, with a reconciliation between Chile and the United States as their fir.it objective. i A high Colombian official, whose i name cannot be used, said the. 1 project had been undertaken by. Presidents Alfonso of Colom-; bia and Isaias Medina of Venezuela at their neighborly good will con- ference here. The informant said thc two presi-, dents had discussed at length the possible methods of winning fuller support from Chile and of then try-: ing to win Argentina over. (In Havana. Spruille Braden. U. S. ambassador to Cuba, engaged in an apparently significant con-, ference for thc second time in two i days with thc Chilean Martin Figucroa, and the Cuban! secretary of state, Jose Aug'.istin' Martinez. Braden was formerly ambassador to Colombia and signi-' ficantly was once prominent as ar. engineer and a business man in Chile, where he married a Chilean UMW to Meet United Mine Workers' international excouthe board announced Thursday nigi.t lhal scale committees of the L'MW and the Northern Appalachian Coai Operators would meet in Nc'.v York some time next week to ar- range for Ihc six-day week ar- cepled by the miners al Iheir 37th convention. Age Nearer Pissif German Plane Losses Nearing 100 Over Malta 1 me A -BoT PATS tto'M O' Scrap No Weather Change Seen October continues to heap coals j of burning fire on the heads of j those who agonized so loud and long over Tennessee's unbearable j weather during September's indeci-1 sion by conducting herself with the i calm poise of a well-bred maiden, j who makes up her mind and then j nets accordingly. Thursday found her still in the i ranks of moderation, but leaning I slightly toward cooler temperatures. The thermometer took a gentle dip to range between 70 and 47 de- grees. Which is to be expected since this was Ihe mid-point of i what is generally considered the second fall month. Friday's schedule calls for more IB New Head moderate temperatures. And as' Dr. John McSween Kill become the experts didn't say anything to! prcsidcnt of Tusculum College in ceremonies during a 1 skies and crisp cool breezes if special Founder's Day program you've a mind to. Friday morning. Story on Page S. air losses over Malta increased to 92 since Sunday with the destruction of 11 more enemy craft over thc rocky island fortress Thursday morning as the Germans and Italians strove might- ily to reinforce and supply their stalled army in Egypt. The toll "for Thursday probably will rise wh'jn afternoon and night results are added to the three bombers and six fighters already brought down. The preliminary ac- count from Valletta included only Ihe morning fighting. Malta has undergone more than air raids since Italy entered the war, and has accounted for more than 1.000 planes. The intensified nir siege was in its fifth day after the British had shot down 23 Axis planes during four enemy swoops on Malta Wednesday, losing only five Spit- fires frcm which three pilots were saved. Heavy United States bombers in daylight Wednesday again attacked Tobruk -chief Axis supply base and destination of Axis convoys. A large merchant ship was hit directly by two bombs, and a nearby lighter was destroyed. ,RAF medium bombers also at- tacked Salum near the Eyptian frontier, starting fires, attacked transport vehicles in thc desert at Sidi Haneish and machine-gunned objectives in the Daba area. German reports that Marshal Erwin Rommel had returned to the front lines in Egypt in the Alamein sector SO miles west of Alexandria were seen ns connected with the intensification of Axis efforts to build up his striking force. The battlcfront remained quiet while the quartermasters of both sides feverishly built their armies for what is expected to be the most withering campaign of the desert. Good Morning A Little Chuckle To Start the Day Atlanta, Jf An Atlanta woman, riding home on a bus, suddenly realized she had left a "piggy" hank at the post office while mailing letters. She hurried hack to thc post office, found the bank on the counter, and'then noticed it was heavy. Between the time she'd left the post office and returned, gener- ous Atlantans. thinking it was there for aiding sonic worthy cause, had put many coins in it. Washington IP The House Military Committee unanimously approved a bill making 18- and 19- year-olds subject to the draft Thursday, aft-'r adding new safe- guards intended generally to pre- vent the induction of married men while single men are available for army service. The Senate Military Committee planned meanwhile to report a similar measure Friday. Over- night it asked the War Department for confidential information on how it intend.; to use an army of men. That figure has been made the goal for 1943. May 1'ass Saturday At the same time, House leaders scheduled the measure for consid- eration and passage, after two hours of debate on Saturday. Op- position was at a minimum, and they were confident their plans would be carried out. The House commitlee acted after less than two days of hearings and less than an hour devoted to dis- cussing the measure in executive session. It voted to repor't a bill introduced by Representative Wads- worth (R-N. the author of the original pre-war selective service act. In addition 10 reducing the draft age from 20 to 18. thc measure en- deavored to octlle a conlroversy over the interrupted educations of the youths to be called. The bill provides that :i high school or col- lege student called for induction shall be deferred until the end of the present academic year. After July 1, 1943, no eductiona] defer- ments are to be granted. Married Men Aided Additional security for married men was provided by an amend- ment proposed by Rep. Kilday As things now stand, each draft board receives it month- ly quota. This must be filled, re- gardless. If there is an insuffi- cient number of unmarried eligibles to make up the quota, the practice has been to fill it out with married men. Under Kilday's amendment, the quotas would be made state-wide, instead of applicable to one town or one section of a city. Thus a draft board may not order the in- duction of a married man, if else- where in the si ate there are eligible single men. Similarly, it may not: send a married man with children into the service, while elsewhere in the state there are eligible child- less married men. Accident Fatal Somcrville, body of Leon Jordon. 23. of Bruceton.! Tenn.. Friday was pulled from' beneath the wreckage of two X. C. St. L. freight trains which col-1 lided head-on near here Wednes-; day morning, killing Jordan and injuring eight others. Germans Hake Little Gains Against Reds Germans, in a new offensive spurt, hurled two in- fantry divisions supported by 100 tanks and huge air formations against northwestern Stalingrad Thursday, and "succeeded :n slight- ly pressing back our troops." the Russians announced early Friday on the 53rd day of siege. (Turn to page 7 and (he story on Kussia's desire to punish Xazi leaders after the war.) This German gain, made in a race with approaching winter, cost the enemy j.500 dead and about 45 of their tanks, the midnight com- munique said. 30i) Xazis Killed South of the besieged Volga river city the Russians said another 300 Germans wore s'.iin. and five guns and six blockhouses and two muni- tion dumps were destroyed by one Red army unit. The Nazi block- house garrisons either were killed or captured, the communique added. Above th'? city where the Red army has driven wedges into the Nazi flank extending from the Don river to Stplir.grad. the communi- que reported only indecisive fight- ing of local importance. The Rus- sians there were still attacking however, and using their artillery to disperse German concentrations. One Nazi infantry company was said to have been wiped out and three enemy planes downed. Germans Stopped In the mid-Caucasian area of Mozdok the Soviet bulletin said the Red army fought off three succes- sive Xazi attacks, burning or dis- abling 19 German tanks and killing approximately two companies of enemy infaiitry. The Russians in this area also were reported to have broken into a series of Nazi trenches where several scores of Germans were killed. "Our troops." the communique said, "fought for the annihilation of enemy groups of tanks and in- fantry which had driven a wedge into our defenses." This wedge ap- parently the same one reported in yesterday's communique. Fighting also flared on the Bryansk front, about 210 miles southwest of Moscow. Two German attacks wero reported to have been repulsed, and 300 Germans killed. The fresh German attempt to re- duce battered Stalingrad occurred as freezing cold, already gripping the vast Russian front from the Arctic to Moscow, was creeping on south toward Stalingrad. Markets At A Glance decline sharp- ly. Cattle and sheep generally higher for best grades. lower. steady, and firm and unchanged. More Goods Face Curb Rationing Starts As Soon as Boards Can Get Started Washington -T" More com- modities will be rationed almost as quickly as local ration boards can take on the work, Office of Price Administration officials disclosed Thursday night in revealing a blue- print for vast expansion of the agency headed by JjCon Henderson. OPA officials, who would not be quoted by name, said the expan- sion plans would be unfolded to OPA field officers at conferences in Washington tomorrow and Sat- urday. Because of the need to be close to every rationed citizen and every price-controlled storekeeper, OPA's program calls for establishment of district offices in every city of population, of which there are HO. In addition, officials hope to place district offices, with deci- sion-making powers, in all com- munities of 75.000 or more, which would add about 2fi. Added burdens thrown upon OPA by the recent anti-inflation act and President Roosevelt's directive lo Henderson have greatly enlarged the need for bringing OPA officials closer to the consumer and to the business establishments under price control, the officials said. Eight rationing programs already are in gasoline, fuel oil, typewriters, automobiles, tires, bicycles and rubber work shoes-- but worsening scarcities will make it necessary to add additional ra- (Sw OPA SAYS on Page 7) bombers have struck anew at the Guadalcanal airfield held by American forces in the Solomon Islands, the navy announced Thursday night, as a great struggle for domination of much of the Southwest Pacific ocean raged on. The latest air attack was disclosed in a communique which but a few sparse details to [what had already been told of the crucial aero-amphibious conflict in a communique earlier in the day. It was staled that enemy naval forces were still operating, at last reports, in the vicinity of Savo- Island, which guards the ap- i proaches to the Japanese held northern section of Guadalcanal, jand there was no mention of any (action involving either Americas jair or surface forces. Jarw Risk Ships The Japanese armada had been disclosed earlier to include battle- j ships. This was the first time the jer.emy has risked his capital ves- 'sels in the vicinity of Guadalcanal 'and thc fact emphasized his grim 'determination to regain control of ;the island and smash the American offensive ir. the Southwest Pacific :at virtually any cost. 1 While the outcome of the strug- gle still hung in the balance, the navy added these details of in- formation in Thursday night's com- munique: Twenty-sever enemy bombers blasted the Caudalcanal airfield shortly aften noon on October 15, Guadalcanal time. Results of this raid were not nnnour.ced. On the night of October 14-15. 'American positions on Espiritu Santo Island, site cf an air base, in Ihe Xcw Hebrides, were shelled by an enemy ship believed lo bs a submarine. Esplrilu Santo is 450 inilcs southwest of Guadalcanal p.nd thc action had the appearance of a diversionary move by the Japanese. I Knemy looses Ships Three enemy transports, which the navy previously had reported bombed by U. S. planes on the morning of October 15. have now rboen observed beached and burning Mcanwhi'e. the enemy surface forces, including two transports, wore "still in the vicinity of Savo Those were the facts added by tonight's communique, which said- .in addition only that "no report :pertaining to the land fighting in. :Guadalcanal has been received." The earlier communique, how- ever, had said that American army troops now were fighting shoulder to shoulder with the marines, which originally invaded the island and ;captured its airfield from the Jap- 'anese las' August. I Main Land Fight i These land forces have met the enemy's reinforced jungle legions in rough country west of the air- .port and it appeared that the main land fight was developing there. ,The main Japanese objective ia 'the airfield which, with its sup- porting defenses, is the spearhead iof the first American offensive in .the Pacific. A mid-day communique, which which gave the most complete ac- PACIFIC on Page 7) New Guinea Fight Continues General MacArthur's Headquar- ters. Australia !P Contact be- tween Allied and Japanese ground troops fighling ir. the Owen Stanley Mountains of New Guinea con- tinues in undiminished pressure, the southwest Pacific command re- ported Thursday. The engagement, beginning with skirmishes Monday after Austra- lian troops had advanced through the great mountain range without opposition for several days, has grown in intensity as larger force! came into contact. It was being fought in the vicinity of Templeton's Crossing, on the north side of the Owen Stanley pass and only 12 miles from Japanese advance base at Kokoda. A career as a moving picture ac- tress and singer will begin next month for Mimi Chandler (above! 16-year-old daughter of U. S. Senator "Happy" Chandler of Kentucky. She has been signed to a. seven-year contract by Para- mount. This picture is from her successful screen test. Trifles Provide More Rifles! (This Slogan Won for Mrs. Verna Kretzmann, Route No. 3, Box 216-A, Kingsport. Thc Kingsport News Pays SI for Each Slogan Published. Mail Yours   

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