Miami Daily News Record (Newspaper) - December 16, 1942, Miami, Oklahoma
PAGE TWOMIAMI DAILY NEWS-RECORD — MIAMI. OKLA.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1942
THREE DIE IN VINITA BLAZE
Children, Members of One Family, Fatally Burned By Fire Razing House
Writer Tells How American Planes Hit Hard at Enemy Positions In Extensive Area Near El Agheila
VINITA, Pee. 16—(Special)— Three Vinita children perished here Tuesday afternoon when fire destroyed their two-room frame house while their mother, Mrs. Willie Parker, was visiting a neighbor.
The youthful victims of the hlaie were Wilma Laverne Parker, Ti, and Joseph, 3, and William, 1-year-old.
The mother, who saw the house suddenly burst into flames, rushed to the scene but was unable to save the children. Roger Waller, Craig county sheriff, said the fire evidently had started from a wood heating stove and swiftly enveloped the quarters.
Willie Parker, father of the children, is a Vinita stockyards employe. Two other children in the family were in school at the time of the tragedy.
By FRANK L. MARTIN WITH A UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCE ADVANCE STRIKING FORCK NEAR EL AGHEILA, Dec. 13—(Delayed)— (.Pi — American P-40’s — Fighter planes and fighter-bombers--turned on the heat today, bombing and strafing the enemy wherever he was observed in concentrations in this region and on the road as far as the Marble Arch landing grounds.
Hundreds of planes were on the ground only long enough to refuel and load bombs,
(Since this dispatch was filed, Rritnin’s Eighth army has broken through the Naris’ El Agheila line and, it was announced in Cairo to. day, now is “well west” of it. This may mean also that it is beyond the nameless desert spot which the Germans made an air field and the I British dubbed “Marble Arch.” It was 40 miles west of El Agheila.) j Most dive-bombing missions were against the road beyond El
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Funeral services were held at 2* • r
o’clock this afternoon Burckhalter chapel here.
Mr. and Mrs. Parker and two older daughters, Christina May and Winnie Bell, survive.
Burial was in Fairview cemetery.
the w#s seen mov’n8 away from the position Nar.i field Marshal Rom-
These Are Tasty Foods, Folks, the Doctor Tells Us
KANSAS CITY, Dee. 16— (,**)— Dr. Logan C'lendening, physician-author, has two ideas about what America is going to eat.
Namely, sapodilla, ceriman, papaya, soursop, star apple or guava may appear on your table about the time coffee returns, the doctor predicts.
These foods grow mostly on trees in Centra! and South America. and they’re very tasty despite the odd names, he said.
“We’re going to have to rearrange our food habits and forget some of our food prejudices,” he explains. And the South American foods May come north—along with more coffee and bananas—because the Pan-American highway will be completed to Panama by next June.
David D. Duncan, representing Nelson Rockefeller, co-ordinator of
me! had been expected to defend tenaciously.
Many trucks were caught in a jam between El Agheila and Marble Arch and were exploded or left burning by the fighter-bombers in their hour-by-hour attack on the coast mad to Tripoli.
Several hundred Americans, chiefly ground crewmen, at this forward base saw one of the most spectacular closc-up scones that war produces when a lone, daring
over the air base.
I just had heard Lf. Marven J. Wanamaker of Kansas City, Mo., remark to ordnance officer Lt. Harry Redmond of Roseland, N. J., that “at least, there’s never a dull moment, here.”
At that moment a burst from a Spitfire warned the camp that the enemy was near.
Swarms of mechanics climbing down from planes and looking toward the misty overcast saw a JU-88 bomber roar down in a dive. Redmond raced to a nearby machine-gun and opened fire as antiaircraft shells flashed from scores of guns around the field.
The German plane was coming out of the clouds too low to drop bombs. He flew directly over the landing runways only JOO yards high and began to pull up toward the clouds and safety, A flash about midships followed by smoke marked a direct hit by a ground gun.
With both engines wide open and the tail gunner spraying the field, the JU-88 made another attempt to reach safety. The anti-aircraft fire became deafening as the plane reached the heavy mists below the clouds. Then, in a bright, red and yellow flame, the air raider crashed to earth beside the base. Two members of its crew were burned in the wreckage and two others lay dead amid debris scattered over hundreds of yards.
The American ground crews, pilots and officers congratulated the British anti-aircraft gunners who were guarding the field. Then
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enemy raider attempted to sneak I they went back to work.
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WRITER TELLS OF BUNA’S FALL
MIAMI LIVESTOCK Hogs—Market IO cents higher; top $13.60 paid freely.
Cattle — Market steady on slaughter classes.
Calves — Market steady; top $14.50 on choice veals.
CHICAGO, Dec. 16—UP)—Poultry firm; turkeys, toms, young all inter-American affairs, dropped in wights 32; hens, all weights 35;
the other day to announce that fact, and he added that the new road doubtless will help solve the coffee and food transportation problem.
Dr. Clendening listened with more than usual interest because, he grimaced, “drinking tea is like kissing your sister.”
His second idea about America's diet:
“For breakfast, you sit down and there’ll he a little package—a lamb chop. Another tiny package—an
orange. Another—cereal. Then a howl of water in which you dip each dehydrated food—and wait a minute.
old hens 32; old toms 28; No. 2 28; other prices unchanged.
CHICAGO, Dec. 16—Lib— Butter firm; prices as quoted by the Chicago price current arc unchanged. Eggs, firm; prices unchanged.
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KANSAS CITY, Dec. 16-^.P>— Poultry and produce unchanged.
CHICAGO, Dec. 16—UP)—Profit taking bridled the wheat market today, checking the price advance of as much as IO cents a bushel cr /» so far this month after quotations
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lower than yesterday, Dec. $1.33%, May $1.34% @%; corn unchanged to 1, off, Dec. 87%, May 91%@%; oats unchanged to % up; soybeans unchanged. Rye % (a I cent lower.
UP*—Small grain crops are in generally good to excellent condition and livestock is doing well, the weekly crop and weather bulletin said today.
Freezing, which slowed up the growth of wheat and barley, plus wet fields had reduced the small grain pasture available. Peanut threshing ia nearing completion in the southern half of the state, said the report,
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NOVAK RITES Funeral services for Mike Novak will be held at the Durnil chapel at 2:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon, the Rev. W. A. Evans officiating. Burial will be made in the Lowell, Was., cemetery with the Durnil Funeral home in charge.
Pallbearers will be Earl Hand, Earl Cobb, W. C. Novak, Joe Hickman, J. G. Wimberly and Bert Jones.
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(Continued From Page One) and into the trees to clear snipers.
While one unit which held a beachhead to the east moved into the village clearing, another unit inland started a swinging door attack, sweeping in along a river to the west.
These forces met in the clearing, and the village was taken.
The commanding officer told me he believed that at the time of the final attack not more than 20 to 50 Japanese were there. A few' were killed. Some were believed! to have infiltrated through the I American lines in an effort to; reach their comrades at Buna mission, 300 yards away. Others, it was believed, swam to the mission.
A major step in the taking of Buna goes hack nine days. It was then that Sergeant Herman Boucher, of San Francisco, led a force through enemy lines, established a beachhead alongside the village and fought off two counter-attacks.
Since then the Americans closed in steadily, making the village untenable for the enemy.
Capt. Alfred E. Meyer of Sheboygan, Wig., commanded one attacking force, and Capt. Michael Ustruck of Ripton, Wig., the other.
I arrived in time to duck tw’o snipers’ bullets and talk to some of the soldiers who participated in the attack.
Writing about the New Guinea war, I’d come to think that Buna was a town of considerable size. But there are native villages more imposing. Only four native grass huts, all badly damaged, were left standing. Coconut palms had been ripped by bullets. Many had their tops off and others were blasted near the ground.
The Japanese had built impressive pillboxes, some facing the sea, some the land.
In the center of the village was considerable Japanese equipment— red and white signal flags, shilling notes printed in Japan, highly scented powder, toothbrushes, razors with American trade names, Japanese canned food, paper fans amt a few shells.
I saw few light arms and ammunition, but Americans had a field day collecting souvenirs.
Since I walked 12 miles up and 12 miles back through heavy mud to get the Buna story, I’m wearing tonight a dry, clean pair of Japanese green trousers. They’re a lit tie short.
ALLIED FORCES BLAST AT JAPS
’Troops, Airmen Pound Enemy in Heavy Fighting for Solomons
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16—
United Staten bombers, raiding the
Japanese installations et Buin on | today that only men in Class 1-A Bougainville island in the Solomons, met no enemy opposition, the Navy reported today.
No explanation was available of the lack of opposition at Ruin, considered as one of the principal Jap air bases and located about 275 miles northwest of Guadalcanal.
Sixth Attack on .Munds The Navy also reported a sixth attack on Munda airfield, under construction by the Japanese on New Georgia island, and the wiping' out of two Japanese machine gun crews on Gladalcanal in communique No. 221 which said:
“South Pacific: (All dates arc east longitude)
"I. On December 13, U. S. patrols on Guadalcanal island destroyed two Japanese machine gun positions and killed both gun crews.
“2. On December 14th, U. S. bombers attacked the enemy airfield at Buin, on the island of Bougainville. No enemy aircraft were encountered, and no anti-aircraft opposition was met. Results were not reported.
No Resistance Met “3. On December 15th, at noon, a striking force of Marine corps dive bombers from Guadalcanal attacked Japanese installations at Munda, on New Georgia island.
No emmy resistance was encoun tcred. Results were not observed.”
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CONGRESS WINDS UP LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS TODAY
(Continued From Page One) his hands from normal peacetime restrictions. The ban against use of United States troops on foreign soil was lifted. Salaries and wages were stabilized at home.
Laws were passed to protect the soldier’s civilian interests, to give him the right to vote away from home, to boost his base pay from $21 to $50. The draft age was lowered to 18.
Women were accorded a place in the ranks.
Democrats Losing Grip
The now’ Congress will find the Democratic majority sharply reduced in the House, and facing the possibility of a coalition of some of its southern members with the Republican minority.
With that possibility, here are some of the issue which the next Congress may be called upon to resolve:
1. Retrenchment in non-military expenditures.
2. Restrictions on the powers of
ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN AUSTRALIA, Dec. 16—UP)—General MacArthur^ air forces have ceaselessly bombed the Japanese lodged in a new foothold near the mouth of the Mambare river while his land troops exerted heavy pressure on the invaders’ dwindling Buna area shore positions to the southeast, advices from the front said today.
Allied airmen also pounded anew the Japanese bases flanking the Papuan sector, the headquarters noon communique reported.
They dropped a number of 500-pound bombs on the airdrome at Lae, on the Northeast New Guinea coast, in the face of heavy antiaircraft fire, and roared across the water strip to pock the Gasmata, New Britain, airfield with a dozen 500-pounders. A covey of 12 Japa. nese planes came up to meet them and they shot down three and damaged two others, the communi que said.
Few Details Given There were few details of the ground action but a spokesman for General MacArthur said that there was undoubtedly still heavy fighting at Sanananda Point, northeast of Buna village, and at Buna Mission airstrip, between which Allied troops had driven a wedge.
To the northwest, the Japanese attempted to come off landing barges, let down near the mouth of the Mambare from cruisers and destroyers before dawn Monday.
(Advices from the front indicated that as many as 1.000 Japanese might have effected a shore hold).
Beat off Warships An air force beat hack the warships and dropped bombs Monday night among the landing force.
It returned to the attack after dawn yesterday, pounding the soldiers who had managed to reach shore, aiming for landing barges and water-tight drums of supplies still floating in the sea.
At the end of the bombing op oration, pilots reported that there was a decrease in the number of barges and supply rafts still afloat. ,
Japanese soldiers were seen swimming among them, attempting 10 salvage fuel, ammunition and food supplies the drums supposedly cor.ta'ned.
“The entile area is strewn with derelict barges, wreckage and enemy dead.” the communique said.
or those rated as available for im mediate induction into the armed forces, would he allowed to volun teer through their draft boards for the Navy, Marines or Coast Guard Spokesmen, desiring to remain ananymous, explained “it would not be fair to the Army to let men deferred from Army induction volunteer for the other services” and said the rule applied to deferments either for dependency or occupation.
Men now deferred who are later reclassified to 1-A may, however, volunteer for the sea services if reclassified while the plan is in ef feet, the spokesmen added. The plan, it was said yesterday, probably would be used until “about Feb. I.”
It was emphasized that no one could volunteer after being ordered to report for induction.
The new details supplemented yesterday’s announcement that men in the 18-through-37 age group, despite a ban on their enlistment ordered earlier, would be allowed temporarily to volunteer through their draft boards for induction into the three sea services until arrangements for the drafting of men for them are perfected.
The new regulation will make no change in the procedure for drafting men for the Army, which always has permitted men to volunteer for induction ahead of the time at which they would be called normally, the spokesmen said.
Men volunteering for ahead-of-time induction into the Army, he said, will be sent to an induction center with their board’s next group under regular procedure, and it will be up to th• Army whether they land in the air, infantry, engineers, or other branches.
Men outside the 18-through-37 age bracket remain free to enlist in any service, since they are not subject to the draft.
Under the new regulations, if an applicant’s local board permits him to volunteer for one of the sea sendees, he will be sent without preliminary examination to the nearest recruiting office of the sendee chosen.
#If he is rejected by one of these sendees, which have stricter physical requirements than the Army, his draft status will remain what it was before and he will continue subject to induction in the normal course.
Former regulations covering those who may volunteer for induction into the Army ahead of their normal time will continue in effect but they have not thus far been extended to the sea sendees, the spokesman said. He said these regulations included provisions that:
1. Men who are deferred because of dependency may, upon application, be inducted ahead of schedule by the local board, in its discretion, if their dependents con sent.
2. Men deferred on occupational grounds may, upon application, he inducted ahead of schedule by the local hoard, in its discretion, their employers consent. Excep tions to this are essential men in agriculture or the shipbuilding or aircraft industries, who cannot he released until the cause for their deferment ends
Justice Fletcher Riley Returns To Capital, Apparently Ready to Take Over Court Duties Again
OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 16— UT)—Justice Fletcher Riley, whose position on the supreme court is under fire, took off his army uniform today and Chief Justice Earl Welch said “he is back permanently ready to go to work in his office.”
Riley, a first lieutenant in the army on duty at Washington, returned yesterday. He had gone into military service last October saying he would remain on the bench and refuse his army pay, but a court fight broke immediately over payment of his state salary.
“Justice Riley,” said Welch, “reported to me he is back permanently to go to work and in his office. When he called on me yesterday he was in uniform, but said the reason was that he had just arrived in town and had not been home.
“He said he Was going home to change to civilian clothes. I take it that he definitely is back permanently.”
Riley conferred for an hour yesterday with Oris L. Barney, Anadarko lawyer, who had been appointed by Governor Phillips to serve as justice of the supreme court to succeed Riley. Phillips declared Riley’s position vacant.
By noon today Barney had neither qualified for the office nor appeared to take the oath, raising a question whether he would attempt to take office.
Riley already has been re-elected for a new six-year term and is scheduled to take the oath of office Jan. ll.
After the justice left Oklahoma for Washington, the question of his status was raised by Auditor Frank C. Carter, who declined to approve his November salary claim.
Carter argued that the office was vacated because the justice was serving in the army.
Riley then brought a mandamus action against Carter to compel payment and the other eight justices disqualified. Phillips has appointed a special court to hear the argument Jan. 6.
Riley declined to comment, but friends said he had been called as reserve eofficer for temporary duty, and his return to civilian clothes indicated he has completed the assignment.
BRITISH TROOPS ADVANCING FAST
l\ S. NTRSKS IN PALKSTINE JERUSALEM. D«k-. Id—'.Pl— The disclosure that United States nurses are serving in Palestine was made today in the Palestine Post. It published pictures of “Uncle Sam’s young ladies on duty and off.”
NAZIS GET FRENCH AID LONDON. Dec. 16—f/P)—Router* reported that a Vichy broadcast said today that 205,000 French workers now had been sent to Germany.
(Continued From Page One) raided oil depots at the Syrian port of Tripoli and oil refineries at Beirun, the chief port of the Syria-Lebanon region.
The British said that at least four more south-bound Axis transport planes in a heavily escorted air convoy were shot down by Allied fighters near Lampedusa island, between Sicily and Tunis, where the enemy has lost steadily trying to fly reinforcements across the Mediterranean.
Only Four Planes Lost Although the Italians said five Spitfires and two Beaufighters were shot down “in repeated violent encounters” near Lampedusa, the British communique announced only four planes lost from all allied operations, including widespread attacks in Tunisia.
Besides scoring hits on ships and jetties and a fuel depot at Tunis and La Goulette, it said, two small vessels off the Tunis coast also were attacked, a railway be-* tween Sousse and Sfax was bombed and an air-launched torpedo hit a beached vessel near Sousse.
On the Axis side of the Tunisian air war, the Rome communique reported a heavy German raid on Bone, Allied supply port in eastern Algeria.
It reported only reconnaissance activity aground in Tunisia and ! said “we made some United States prisoners.” The Morocco radio reported, however, that the Allies were entrenched firmly in all their positions in the Medjez-El-Bab sector, gateway to Tunis and Bizcrte.
A British source reported that the Allies had reinforced Malta “with no particular incident” despite Axis attempts to cut the supply lines to North Africa to a degree which has lessened the U-boat menace elsewhere.
This source said the Allies’ whole naval strategy in the Mediterranean was to prevent a great “buildup” of troops and supplies for the defense of Tunisia. While there has been a recent dearth of naval news, he added significantly, "it's not because nothing is going on—it’s because it cannot be reveiled at this time.”
The Rome communique reported an attack on an Allied squadron in Algerian waters and said a submarine sank one vessel out of a force of cruisers and destroyers.
While had weather over the Sicilian narrows gave enemy airmen, with hard-surfaced runways in Sicily and Sardinia, an edge over Allied fliers based on the primitive. rain-softened fields in North Africa, one of the brightest spots was the Allies’ virtually uncontested air domination over Rommel’s line of retreat.
Damage to Axis transport un-
BOMBERS WILL RUN JAPS
Heavy U. S. Planes Await Duty in Far East to Reopen Burma
By PRESTON GROVER I NEW DELHI, India, (Correspondence of the Associated Press)
—When the push starts to clear the Japanese out of Burma and thus reopen Burmese supply lines^ to China, America’s heavy bombers® carrying half-ton and tan ^joniba will have a big part in the show.
They already are “softening” the Japanese with precision raids from extremely high altitudes, The 3^ have smashed warehouses in Rangoon, ships at the Rangoon docks, railway terminals in Mandalay, airplane concentrations, hangars and supply dumps all the way from Rangoon northward to Yun nan, China.
Occasionally they pick up a cargo of bombs and share in raids directed far into occupied China.
Even now they are looking forward to the time when they ca bomb Tokyo. From the territory which is already in Chinese hands, these bombers could reach Tokyo and when the time is ripe they will do it, a
Members of these bomber crews are fairly itching to drop boiler-sizc bombs down on Tojo’s munitions works, shipyards and supply factories. To them Rangoon is just practice. ^
On* major outfit operating out of India is led by Maj. Earl R. Tash.
The crew of his plane includes: Pilot—Maj. Earl R. Tash, Fort Worth, Tex.; First Et. Vick Winterw of Alpine. Tex.; and Gunner Howard B. Norman of Taylor, Tex., Halite I.
Others among the squadrons Include: _
Gunners—Sgt. Earl D. Waller® of .St. Ennis, Tex.; and Sgt. Horace G. Gonzales, San Antonio, Tex.
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FREEHOLD, N. J., Dec. IG—it>®I —Tho airplane which fell into the Pacific with Capt. Eddie Ricken-backer and companion* had been damaged bv bombs and bore patches over more than IOO bullet holes. from the Dec. 7 bombing of Hawaii, Private John Bartek, one of the craft’s survivors, said yesterday
doubted!. has been '‘terrific,’’ one British *ource said, and the com-* munlque’a stress on vehicle targets an the road to Tripoli indicated that the enemy's flight was becoming hasty and disordered.
American fliers of the Ninth^i United States airforce, it aaa of-® I finally announced, were operating with British aid Australian airmen in the destructive attacks on Rommel’s hapless troops.
North Ireland is now referred to as “America’s first naval base in Europe.”
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“I’m trying to do my bit, pa-triotic-Hke,” said the farmer, who had sworn that he and his family would abide bv sugar rationing regulations, “but I’m married have eight children and I’m denied if I can keep <xn a-buyin’ all that sugar.”
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