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   Ogden Standard-Examiner (Newspaper) - December 28, 1942, Ogden, Utah                                WEATHER Occasional light rain this after- noon and tonight; warmer today. (For 24 ending a. m. ilax.Min-! Ogden Omaha Atlanta Chicago Denver San Grand Jet. St. Louis Minneapolis Sheridan New New York Seventy-third 189. Wife Slain By Husband During Row The United Press The Associated Press OGDEN CITY, UTAH, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 28. 1942 AP Features NBA Service 10 PASES FINAL EDITION Mate Attempts Suicide After Young Mother Is Shot RESULT OF DRINK Woman Tells of Quarrel Which She Overhears In Apartment SALT LAKE CITY, Dec 28 killing of i young mother and the shoot ing of her husband resulted from a drinking party and a petty quarrel, investigator; reported today. Mrs. Lorrayne Stoker, 25-year- old mother of a five-year-old boy, was shot to death last night and her husband, Wayne N. Stoker, 27-year-old hardware buyer, was wounded in the stomach. Stoker, taken to the Salt Lake City geenral hospital, was reported in "very poor" condition this morn- ing. Detective Leland Daley said the tragedy resulted "from drinking and a petty family quarrel." Mrs. W. C. Chapman, occupant of an adjoining apartment, told Daley that Mr. and Mrs. Stoker were arguing "through the closed door of their apartment. Stoker was in their place and she was in the hall, having just walked out of my apartment She broke a glass out of the door with her shoe. He opened the door and I heard an explosion, but did not realize what had happened. "He picked her up and took her in on the sofa and called me. He was crying and tearing his hair. He asked me how she was and I said 1 think she is dead.'" Mrs. Chapman's son called the police. Mrs. Chapman said when officers drove up, Stoker walked into the bathroom and "I heard a shot." Stoker was found on the bath- room floor, wounded in the stom- ache. Daley said a .22 calibre revolver was in his hand. Two bullets had been fired from it Mrs. Stoker was killed by a shot through the heart. Officer H. E. Jones quoted the husband as saying he had only intended to frighten his wife. Mrs. Chapman reported the couple had been "arguing all eve- Mrs. Stoker was the daughter of Americans Bomb i Many Jap Bases, Docks in Tunisia Allied Air Power Knocks Out 36 Nippon Planes TOJO WARNS TOKYO Japan Providing Against Air Raids, Says War Minister Rommel's Fleeing Forces Hounded By British Eighth Army RUSSIANS ADVANCE Soviet Trap Threatens to Close on Germans In Don Area Mrs. Julia Fellows Idaho. of Preston FIVINK wiwf At a Christmas dinner on De cember 26, 1896, given to 50 un fortunate wayfarers at the S Denis hotel, New York, Chaunce Depew was the speaker. The men had been taken from breadline ait Fleischman's on Broad way and invited to step around th corner to enjoy a banquet. Depew wanted to make a speech, and so he provided the occasion. Ke was reported at great length that By The Associated Press Allied air power, on the of- fensive across the southwest Pacific from Burma to the jolomon islands, was credited oday with knocking down 33 o 36 Jap airplanes, damaging t least four ships and bomb- ng eight or more Jap bases on week-end attacks. These underlined the grim warn- ng which the Jap people were iven by their premier and war minister, Gen. Hideki Tojo, that the real war is starting from ow." Tojo Is Worried Tojo, in an address to the diet, ai'd Japan faced hard military roblems at the outposts of her ar-stretched warfront and de- lared that Japan was busy day nd night "providing against air aids and preparing for future war .evelopments." He mentioned the Aleutians, Burma, the Solomons and New Guinea as scenes of potential united nations counter-offensives and estimated that the allies had troops and 600 aircraft in India. Tojo declared that reinforcement ind supply of Japanese forces on juadalcanal had become "ex- remely and added that 'the privations and difficulties which Japanese troops have to en- dure in the Aleutian islands are unimaginable." Supplies Dropped The navy announced today that the Japs had dropped supplies by parachute to their hard-pressed 'or-ces on Guadalcanal island, but ;he parachutes and their cargo were discovered on the ground and bombed and stafed by U. S. army planes. Navy communique number 232: South Pacific: "1. Additional reports have been received of the attack by dive bombers from ;Guadalcanal island on a small group of enemy ships south of Vandunu island in the New Georgia group of the Solo- mons (previously announced in navy department communique number In addition to the enemy ship of tons, which was announced as sunk near Wickham (Continued on Two) (Column Two) By The Associated Press American fliers pressed home shattering attacks on enemy shipping, docks and transport in Tunisia Sunday, allied headquarters in North Africa reported today. Ground activity in Tunisia was limited to patrol action, but in Libya Marshal Brwin Rommel's fleeing legions were hounded by the British Eighth army and its flying .raiders. Nazis Routed" German detachments have been routed by allied patrols along the Mexjez-El-Bab and Tebourba road and shelled and forced to retire from a farm in the same area west of Tunis, an allied communique re- ported today. Casualties were in- flicted on the German detachment and several prisoners were cap- tured, the communique said. Nazis Near Misurata 33 Are Dead, 119 Hurt in Train Wreck Troop Train Telescopes Passenger Cars at Almonte WORST SINCE 1910 Soldiers Aid in Rescue Of Victims Near Station ALMONTE, Ont., Dec. 28 holiday passengers were killed and 119 injured, many critically, when the locomotive of a Canadian Pacific troop train plowed through the three wooden cars of a local train standing in the station last night, officials of the railway said today. A corrected casualty list was re- leased by the railway after earlier reports had listed 232 casualties, including 33 dead. Virtually all the dead and in- jured were in the three coaches wjiich were taking aboard men, women and children at the Al- monte station on the run from Pembroke, Ont, to Ottawa. The troop train was' only slight- ly damaged. It was moving from the Petawawa military camp. Rescue Workers Toil Throughout the night, in the flickering light of a bonfire built from the wreckage of the smashed cars, rescue workers toiled to re- They Put Can Openers on Diet U. S. Will Ration Canned Goods In Early February THREE SQUARE MEALS You will need a ration book with Rommel's retreating Africa corps was rapidly approaching Misurata and there it must decide either to make a stand or give up all Mus- j solini's Tripolitania and join the axis forces in- Tunisia where pelt- ing rains kept allied and axis armies at a standstill. American flying .fortresses, es- corted by twin-motored. Lightning fighters, successfully raided Sousse harbor on the east Tunisian coast, and one ship was blown to pieces by the. shower of high explosives dropped on the harbor and water- front. Warehouses and docks were hit. The Lightnings and P-40 War- hawks, entering the fray for the second day, meanwhile shot up numerous vehicles in forays along the roads by which the Germans are attempting to reinforce their positions. All the planes in these attacks returned safely. One flying fortress reported .lost in the attack on Bizerte Friday tut in a belated appearance. It anded in friendly territory, some lease trapped passengers and re- move the dead. Scattered in the deep snow were vour can opener beginning in February, American people wore told in an extraordinary broadcast Sunday evening by Elmer Davis (left) director of war information, and Claude R. Wickard (right) food administrator. These two outlined plans to ration all canned, dried and frozen fruits and vegetables, and their juices, including soups. "The system will make sure that civilians on the home front will all go on getting three square meals a they said. Food Ration to Insure Equitable Distribution WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 were broadcast last night to ration all canned, dried and frozen fruits and vegetables, and their juices, including soups, by Food Ad- ministrator Claude R. Wickard and Elmer Davis, director of Retail Grocer Leaders Score Ration Policies Hoarders Given Month To Lay in Supplies, Says Leader By The Associated Press A spokesman for the Na- tional Association of Retail Grocers and the chairman of the house agriculture commit- tee, Rep. Fulmer joined today in condemnation of the food administration's announcement, more than a month in advance, of its plans to ration more than 200 kinds of commercially processed foods. by the papers but, readin speech, after the elapse of 46 years, there is much of emptiness. He failed to touch on the great problems of the day entering into the lives 'of the men who were before him, and he devoted his time to platitudes. Chauncey M. Depew's ways have served their day, but their day has passed. This evening at eight o'clock the war -recreation committee of We- ber county will proceed to dedicate the Federal Recreation Center at 440 Twenty-fourth street. The old American Legion cha- teau has been remodeled and made to serve the soldier boys of our present war as a recreation center. Under the supervision of the USO, the reconstructed building has been made most attractive. From now on the soldiers in and around Ogden will be made to feel they have a home in this city which will cheer and com- fort. Better to give them wholesome amusement, under most favorable environment, 'than to invite them to indulge themselves in question- able resorts. Two Navy Men Shot in Rioting VALLEJO, Calif., Dec. 28 After two days of intermittent rioting between white Negro service men, in which two Negroes .were wounded by gunfire, and four white sailors received knife wounds, this teeming navy yard city was quiet today, and the tension had aeen eased. Last night about 400r service men milled around in a series- of dis- orders in the streets. Saturday night 200 or more clashed in street and barroom fights. Tommy guns in the hands of marine corps mili- tary police broke up the disorders last night. Leo Arthur Shaw, 18, woundec in the left arm, and George Car- penter, 26, shot in the left leg were the only casualties of the marine patrol's shooting. Both are Negro sailors. The previous night four white sailors were treated for slight wounds after fights, with Negroes That has been the object of the (Continued on Pass Two) (Column Slzt Jeffers Hopeful Rubber Sufficient CHICAGO, Dec. 28 Chief W. M, Jeffers believes the nation's automobiles tires, if prop erly cared for, will be sufficient to bridge the gap between the presen "critical condition" and the tim< when synthetic production will taki up the slack. In a prepared address today a the annual meeting of Illinois high way users, Jeffers described rub her conservation as the "lifeline o this nation." The whole hearted support of every citizen i, needed. Every driver of everj automotive vehicle is a member o the team which can keep this na tion on rubber and protect ou national domestic economy. Every one must make some sacrifices anc must do it he said. festivities, torn bundles in the bril- liant color of Christmas wrappings. Although civilian's made up the bulk of the casualties, at least six soldiers were among the deacL It "was 'they were passengers on the Pembroke-Ot- tawa train, which was standing in the Almonte station when the troop train crashed into it. It was the worst train wreck in Canada since 1910. So great was the' impact of the trains that two sizeable trees by the right-of-way were sheared off by the telescoping coaches. Police Chief William Peacock of Almonte, who was among 150 citi- zens saying goodby to relatives and friends, was on the station platform as the engine crashed into the standing train. "I didn't see the troop train com- he said later. "There was a terrific crash as it hit the rear end of the other train." Residents and soldiers' who -istance from its base and on the leaped from the troop train rushed way back shot down a Focke-Wulf to help the injured. Bodies were pulled from the wreckage and tak- en to the town hall, which became a temporary morgue. Almonte's hospital facilities could not begin to cope with the situation, and even coal bins in the institutions were used to house the. injured. For hours the rescue operations proceeded. Doctors and nurses were rushed to the wreck scene from as far away at Ottawa, about 40 miles east of Almonte, and every truck immediate vicinity was into service as an am- 90 fighter and damaged two jthers. Patrols Clash On the ground, small groups of German and allied forces were meeting in occasional clashes. But (Continued on Two) (Column Three) Subs Sink Three Allied Vessels By Associated Press Eight more united nations cargo ships last week were announced as sunk in western Atlantic enemy attacks. The American, two British, one Panamanian and two unidentified sunk off the United States, in the Caribbean or off South America. Fifty-two seamen "were reported killed or missing in the sinkings, which raised to 572 the Associated Press count of united and neutral nations cargo ship losses in enemy attacks in those waters-since Pearl Harbor. in the pressed bulance or hearse. A plumber car- ried 10 bodies to the morgue. war information. The purpose, as Wickard ex- plained it, is to insure an equit- able distribution on the home front while supplying the armed forces and our fighting allies, who to- gether will need about 25 per cent of all the food that we produce next year. "Rationing in this he said, "does .not mean sub-standard "Allied Rumor Hit Speaking on the same program, Davis observed that some Ameri- can food goes to the Allies and said that "to hear some people talk, you would think that most of it is going to our Allies. That s not so. What goes to our Allies s less than what goes to.our armed 'brces; and don't forget that to some extent this exchange of foods works both ways. Some British food, and a great deal of Austral- :an food, is supplied by the govern- ments of those countries to our ;roops who are stationed there. "The total sent t9 our Allies is less than what is supplied to our own armed forces; it is small com- pared to what is left for us at home." Montgomery Retires Prior to the broadcast, Donald E. Montgomery, retiring consum- ers' counsel in the agriculture de- partment, issued- a statement pro- testing against advance, announce- ment of plans for food rationing. He called for the rationing of all foods except cereals and perish- able fruits and vegetables, but de- clared that no previous announce- ments should be made, in order to "avoid tipping off trade specula- tors, pantry hoarders, and pocket- book patriots." Wickard and Davis said advance announcement was necessary to give the public time to become fa- miliar with the point rationing sys- Liberty Ship Named Borah Dried and Frozen Fruits, Vegetables Also to Be By Cards HOARDERS WARNED Citizens Must Play Fair With Food Supply, Officials Says WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. (UP) officials, having announced that all canned, dried and frozen fruits and vegetables will be rationed in February, began a concerted drive today to prevent a "run" on available supplies of foodstuffs. They appealed to the patriotism tern. Roosevelt's Son Receives Medal ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH "AFRICA, Dec. 23 Lt. Elliott Roosevelt, who commands a 12th air force photo- graphic unit, has been awarded the distinguished flying cross for "hero- ism and extraordinary achieve- ment" in flights "made voluntar- ily with complete disregard for his personal safety." The medal was pinned on the president's son yesterday by Maj. Gen. James H. Doolittle, American j Leadore, .Idaho, PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 28 (AP) A Liberty ship bearing the name of William E. Borah, late senator from Idaho, was afloat today, chris- tened by an Idaho school girls. Loils Amy, 13, of Howe, broke the bottle of champagne on the vessel's prow and 14 other Idaho, students watched and Mrs. Borah, widow of the "Lion of patted the ship. She came from Washington to witness the launch- ing. Gov. Chase A. Clark of Idaho, the principal speaker, said "if this ship will live up to the name it bears, it will breast the waves with a strength and determination that will make it- play -an important role in the days to come. The entire student body of Head- quarters tended the ceremony. Their of- ficial representative was' Jack Fair- ley, 11. Five other' students also were present from Miss Amy's school, while Russell Anderson of airforce commander on the Tunis- ian front. Petain Denies Giraud Leader LONDON, Dec. 28 shal Henri Philippe Petain, broad- casting from Vichy, denied today that Gen. Henri Honore Giraud, new French high commissioner in North Africa, was acting in his name. school with the highest per capita collections in the state. The sixth Liberty ship to be christened by winners of the na- tion-wide school contests, the ves- sel slid down the ways at the Ore- gon Shipbuilding corporation yards. NINE DEE IN CRASH LONDON, Dec. 28 quoted a German radio broadcast today as saying nine persons were killed and.23 injured in the colli- sion of a speeding locomotive with a stationary train in south Bel- gium. S Youth Faces Court Tuesday CHINOOK, Mont., Dec. 28 (UP) Leslie Scifers, 17-year-old con- fessed slayer of pretty, blond Elaine Allen, 15, will be arraigned here tomorrow on a charge of first de- gree murder. The proceeding was scheduled for today, but was post- poned. Leslie is expected to plead not guilty by reason of insanity. It's Useless to Hoard Your Food, Says First Lady WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 (UP) Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt said today it would be useless for people to hoard canned goods at this time because no one can buy 'enough to last through the emergency. "I hope people don't go out and buy and she told a press conference. "It won't do them any good anyway, because they will be asked to declare what they have when rationing goes into effect." A reporter -commented that many people might not declare all they have on hand. Mrs. Roosevelt said, "their neighbors will probably complain about the things they have. It's wonderful what your neighbors know about you. Any- way, hoarding is stupid, because no one can possibly buy enough of any one thing to last until the. shortage is over." Nelson Lists Arms Increase Production Statistics Show Biggest Rise Since 1940 WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 (AP) Munitions production in November scored the biggest monthly gain since the United States began to re-arm in the summer of 1940. Donald M. Nelson, chairman of the war production board, reported today that the volume of planes, tanks, guns, ammunition, ships and other munitions in November was 12 per cent greater than in Octo- ber, as compared with a rise of four per cent October over leptember. Although the percentage increase vas smaller than a 79 per cent ain scored in April over March, sTelson said the "absolute gain vas greater in November, because reduction now is in jnuch greater olume. The box score for November com- iared with October: Airplanes, up 18 per cent; ord- nance, up 13 per cent; army and navy vessels, up 9 per cent; mer- ;hant vessels, up 26 per cent; other munitions, up 9 per cent. "Many items that are needed most in the type of warfare now jeing waged in North Africa are among those rolling off assembly ines in greatly increased quan- Nelson said. The 12 per cent advance last month pushed the WPA munitions production index up 46 points to 431, compared with 385 in October. Yankees Raid Bangkok Japs NEW DELHI, Dec. 28 large force of American four- motored bombers dealt a second destructive blow at Bangkok, Jap- occupied capital of Thailand, Satur- day night, smashing the naval dock area, a large arsenal and powder factory and the air field, 'a com- 'We deplore government officials' giving the unscrupulous portion of the public a month to do their said Mrs. Rose Marie Keifer, the grocers' secretary, at Chicago. She said rationing would be necessary next year but "there is no shortage at the present time." Sees Buying Wave of all Americans, warning that hoarding would jeopardize the war effort and aid the axis. They said there would be one-third less of the foods to be rationed next year, but enough for a healthful diet. Policy Criticized The policy of announcing ration- ing programs in advance of their effective date has been widely criti- cized. But last night three high officials answered that only con- fusion would result if the new program under the "points" system Fulmer told reporters rationing i were started without time for ex- authorities had "promoted a buying planation. wive and encouraged hoarding." OPA officials said supplies of Some stores reported but canned goods will be rationed also many already had established limits of one or two cans of each food to a customer. Chain store executives in New York said the announcement "makes it explaining they have limited sales for..-uionths.----- Utah to Cooperate Declaring that grocers will co- operate with the OPA in every detail of the program, Sherman P. Lloyd, secretary-manager of the Utah Retail Grocers' association, said grocers generally are glad to see the rationing program come. "It will solve a big problem for the manufacturer, distributor and consumer by giving everyone an equal share of he said. H. S. Tucker, division manager of Safeway Stores, Inc., and sec- retary-treasurer of the Utah Chain Store association, said the ration- ing program would be a fine thing for civilians and. business as a whole in that it would provide an even and normal distribution of essential foodstuffs and make for a normal control of these vital consumers commodities. Procedure Scored Rep. Fulmer commented in Washington: "The procedure is ridiculous. The announcement this far in advance can only result in a wave of buying and hoarding which will aggravate the situation. It is only natural that housewives who use canned foods extensively will start stocking up, especially when they are warned in advance that they had better get all they can while the getting is good." Fulmer said the decision to ra- tion canned foods amounted to belated official recognition of the truth of the agriculture commit- tee's repeated warnings of the past that a food shortage was develop- ing. Henderson pointed out that each consumer registering for the new ration book would have to declare all commercially processed foods in his possession, and "heavy pen- alties are provided for any appli- cant who makes a false declara- tion." muni'que announced today. The "considerable force" of Fireman Is Hero Of Train Crash bombers, winging the miles across the Bay of Bengal and Burma and back, arrived over the target about midnight, the com- munique said. The arsenal and powder works in north Bangkok also were hit and fires and damage were ob- served from explosions of heavy bombs in the naval dock area. All bombers returned from this raid. Old Radio Tubes To Be Turned in Dec. 23 Owners of radio sets soon will be required to turn in their old tubes when they buy new ones.. In making this announcement today, the war production board said would, per- mit of tube bases which, in some cases, can be re- fabricated. DDKON, 111., Dec. 28 bravery of a fireman on the Chi- cago Northwestern mail train which plowed through the rear coach of the San Francisco Chal- lenger Saturday night was credited today with preventing a possible heavier toll of dead and injured. Harry B. Beisel, 32, Melrose Park, 111., remained at his post in the engine cab immediately after the crash to close the live steam valves which threatened to scald those remaining in the wreck- age. He also closed a steam heat- ing line that hampered rescue work. The crash killed two trainmen, seriously injured a Negro porter and injured 40 passengers. The dead were Charles Voelze, 47, Chicago, flagman on the Challen- ger, and Christian Larsen, Chicago, engineer on the mail express. James Williams, Chicago, Negro porter, suffered a fractured skull, broken arm and lacerations. Seventeen of the injured were hospitalized. Officials have not determined whether the wreck was caused by the failure of a block signal or poor visibility in the area. to restaurants, hotels, hospitals, and other institutions. The cuts in normal supplies will be propor- tionate to those imposed on the general public. The method will be approximate- ly the same as that already used for coffee and Restaurants will be required to declare stocks of canned foodstuffs already on hand and they will be required to make returns on the amounts con- sumed during December. The rationing of canned, dried and frozen foods was announced by Price Administrator Leon Hender- son and followed with radio ex- planations by Secretary of Agri- culture Claude R. Wickard and Chairman Elmer Davis of the office of war information. All three emphasized the danger of hoarding in the interval before rationing starts and called on Americans to clarify the good qual- ities of their citizenship during the next five or more weeks. "If you want to help the axis, one of the best ways is to hoard Wickard said. Appeal Is Made Henderson added: We are appealing to every citizen to un- derstand first that he must play fair with the nation's food supply; second, that there is no justifica- tion for rushing put to the nearest grocery and stocking up; third, that whatever foods to be rationed he has on hand, he will have to de- clare before getting a (new) ration book." The new program will begin some time in February. The food- stuffs involved will be frozen for a week before rationing starts dur- ing which time the war ration book No. on the "points" sys- be issued. The new' ration book will have two types of ones for canned goods, including soups, and red ones for meat which is scheduled to be rationed soon, too. Canned and bottled fruit and fruit juices, including spiced fruits; canned and bottled vegetables and vegetable juices; all types and varieties of canned soups. Dried raisins, ap- ricots, etc. Frozen straw- berries, peaches, etc. Frozen vegetables asparagus, lima, green and wax beans; broc- coli, corn, peas, etc. The new program specifically ex- empts the following: Candied fruits, jams and jellies; chili con carne, fruit cakes and puddings; meat stews containing some vegetables; olives, pickles and relishes; paste products, such as spaghetti, macaroni, noodles, and potato salad. Fresh Foods Exempt Henderson emphasized that fresh fruits and vegetables and home- canned and processed foods are exempt from the provisions of the new ration program. Meanwhile, he will begin recruit- ing volunteers to handle registration of consumers and to inform the public how the "points" ration system works. Every member of the civilian born in- fant to the most elderly will have exactly the same number of coupon points to spend diring each ration period. Expected to be about a month in duration. The periods will be announced in ad- vance. Point values for various foods will be identical throughout (Continues on Paga Two) (Column Eight)   

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