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ace IN HEARING Prosecutor Of de Marigny Expected To Make Surprise Move ykSSAU. Bahamas, Oct. 24—UPi Jlhe Crown’s prosecutor will play Zs Bce cards this week in a su J e effort to send Alfred de Ma Pre. ' i0 the gallows for the mur ;1?!'nf his fabulously-wealthy fath °el.,sir Harry Oakes. erLeodnVc off with Capt. E. W. , lchen of the Miami police, At ; . pV General Eric Hallinan will °]i to the witness stand beginning ^ron-cw the investigators who "V Up the evidence against the „“od-looking husband of Sir Har -;,s daughter Nancy. The}' wdl tell the Bahamas Su ,.c„'r court jury of the finger jhe tinged hairs and the Pshirt with which the prose cur on reeks to link de Marigny *jth the slugging and burning of e'.lUed baronet last July in a bed t his rambling beach estate, uTe^t-bourne. ’ Then in one of the most drama- i ; moments of a trial which al ...d’, has provided a full quota of ''motions, sorrowing Lady Eunice Oakor tlie widow, will give an ac ount of family friction which grew of the twice-divorced defend ant's surprise marriage to the girl tg -.ears his junior. *-■ c crown still has 19 witnesses ]0 be heard, and Hallinan may have some surprise cards up his sleeve because four of them have ;ot given their testimony public j‘. fhe others told their stories at the magistrate’s preliminary hearing which brought the formal murder charge against de Marig Hard-working defense attorneys won their share of tricks last week while preliminary witnesses were laving the ground work for the crown's big move. __-V rationing ROUNDUP Bv The Associated Press Meats. Fats — Book 3 brown stamps C. D. E and F valid through October 30; stamp G good through December 4. Processed Foods — Book 2 blue stamps X. Y and Z valid through November 20: book 4 green stamps A. B and C valid Novem ber 1 through December 20. Sugar—Book 1 stamp 14 expires November 1. good for five pounds: stamps 15 and 16 expire October 31. each good for five pounds for home canning. Book 4 stamp 29 becomes valid November 1, good for five pounds through January 15. 1944. Shoes — Book 1 stamp 18 good indefinitely; stamp 1 on the “air plane" sheet of book 4 valid No vember 1 and good indefinitely. Gasoline — In Northeast and Southeast 6-A coupons good for three gallons and expire Novem ber 8; elsewhere. 8-A coupons worth three gallons: B and C cou pons worth two gallons everywhere except Rocky Mountains and Far West, where they are good for three gallons. Fuel Oil — New season's period 1 coupons valid through January 3. 1944, worth 10 gallons per unit, with most coupons worth several units each. _v_ laps Release Filipino And Chinese Prisoners By The Associated Press Sixty-five Filipino and 14 Chi nese prisoners were resleased at b ceremony at a prison camp out side Manila, the Japanese news agency Domei said today in a broadcast recorded by the Associ R ted Press. The action was in accordance nth a proclamation of "general amnesty for political prisoners” by the newly-inaugurated Philip pa puppet President Jose P. Lau rel the broadcast said. An earlier broadcast by the Ber lin radio said "Filipino prisoners *f war’’ had been released. --V-— MAV RESIDENCE SET UP LONDON, Oct. 24,—4ZP)—Benito Mussolini has made Venice the residence of foreign diplomatic missions to his Republican Fascist government, the German radio Said today, and Bulgaran. Hunga tan, Rumanian and Japanese rep resentatives already have moved "ere from Rome. TOO MANY "BUMPS” FOR SLACKS? Cut a finer figure in slacks. p°n t wear yourself out with tiresome exercises—don’t give pP all the foods you like. In uinical tests under the direc lon °* Or. Von Hoover 100 persons lost 14 to 15 lbs. aver m a few weeks time with he AYDS plan. Try the AYDS Way yourself. Phone! 1 utrelle’s Pharmacy 123 Princess Street Wilmington, N. c, PRECISION BOMBING — AMERICAN PLAN This rain of ruin has been cited by Gen. H. H. Arnold, chief of the Army Air Forces, as a perfect example of the efficiency of the daylight precision bombing in which TJ. S. flyers are specialists. Smoke and flame are shown billowing from the Focke-Wulf factory at Marienburg, Germany, during one of four raids by strong forma tions of Flying Fortresses and Liberators on October 9. Concentrated destruction is revealed in this reconnaissance photo, taken after the daylight raids by U. S. bombers on the factory in East Prussia which once made half of Germany’s Focke-Wulf fight er planes. The craters and burned-out buildings show that virtually every bomb landed smack on the target area. This operation was the deepest penetration that the American flyers had made into ene my territory. __ U. S. Has Another Vital Airport For War Against Japanese Bases UNITED STATES HEADQUAR TERS IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC, Oct. 24—Iff)—The United States has another strategically important air field in the central Solomons which will play a leading part in northern thrusts against the Japanese, with the completion of a fighter strip an the southeast coast of Vella La vella island at Barakoma. Although today is the first time that news of the field has been re leased, work began almost simul taneously with the landing of Am erican forces on Vella Lavella Aug ust 15. The field has been termed by Maj- Gen. Nathan F. Twining, com mander of U. S. Air Forces in the Solomons, as one of the best of our growing striking bases in the Solo mons. Seabees with bulldozers extended the strip about 400 feet into the sea and filled and graded the re maining length. This work was accomplished despite continual strafing' raids by Japanese who made more than 150 attacks on the strip within two months. Vella field has played a leading part in the heavy air strokes against Bougainville island bases. I It is only 80 miles from Kahili and i can possibly be used for fighter escorts, at least by P-38s, for bombers raiding Rabaul on the tip of New Britain, 380 miles away. The United States now has sev eral bomber and fighter strips on Guadalcanal and fighter strips at Munda and Segi on New Georgia, others in the Russell islands, and at Vella Lavella and Kolombangara islands, although the latter is ex pected to be of little use. Rembert James, Associated Press war correspondent, reported in a delayed dispatch that First Lieut. George W. Culler of the Ma rines, a former University of Southern California football player, was the first pilot to land on Vella field. Culler’s landing in October was unscheduled and premature. Cul ler, of (4207 Kenwood Avenue), Los Angeles, and his rear gunner, Sgt. Charles Kyle of Sherman, Tex., were enroute to Kahili on a dive bombing mission when their pro peller went bad. Culler jettisoned his 1,000 pound bomb into the sea. At 1,000 feet the motor quit. The divebomber swooped down on the unfinished strip at 60 knots, crashed into a bulldozer and flip ped over on its back. The plane had to be pulled off the two air men. Culler was cut a little. Kyle was not hurt. The Marine lieutenant, who play ed center for USC in 1939 and 1940 is engaged to Miss Jackie Williams of Venice, Cal. Morgenthau Is Shocked By Naples Destruction ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Al giers, Oct. 24—(/PI—The destruction wrought by the Germans at Na ples exceeded anything he had ex pected, Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau said today after a swing through war sectors which took him to Tunisia, Sicily, Naples and the Fifth Army front. "In Naples harbor the Ger mans not only sank vessels, but they chained them to other ves sels to make the raising of them more difficult," he said. Regarding the recent recommen dation of U. S. senators who visit ed this theater that American sol diers be given home leave after a stipulated period of service abroad, Morgenthau said the soldiers he had met did not want to go home until the Germans are beaten. Turning to financial matters he said he felt Army Special Service officers had done a good job of selling war bonds to soldiers in this theater of operations "in some cases,” but he planned to send a “topflight man” into the area to take over the join____ Morgenthau pointed out 86 per cent of the total American Army payroll in this area returns to the United States in the form of allot ments, money orders, bond pur chases or purchases at post ex changes. This leaves only 14 per cent which the soldiers spend lo cally. The secretary said that so far as he knew the present official ex change rate of the French franc and the Italian lira would remain unchanged. The franc is pegged at two cents and the lira at one cent. Morgenthau said that under re verse Lease-Lend the Army no longer pays cash for anything bought locally in North Africa but that all such purchases are put on the Lease-lend books against Am erican supplies given to the French Morgenthau has conferred with virtually all high American and British Army leaders, the French Generals Henri Giraud and Charles de Gaulle as well as other mem bers of the French Committee of National Liberation, and Alexander Bogomolov, Russian delegate to the French committee._ Carrier Plans Make War In Pacific Long Battle WASHINGTON, Oct 24. -(£>)— Plans for three gigantic new air craft carriers are the Navy’s grim notice of a realistic conclusion that war in the Pacific will con tinue past 1945. Secretary Knox’s announcement that the 45,000 tonners will go on the ways “soon,” serves also to underscore the decision that sea borne airpower must be employed in increasing force to crush Japan. The new giants, bristling with fire power, carrying extra armor and capable of far greater speed than existing cariers, will be able to throw against the Nipponese big bombers which now are necessarily land based. The Knox announcement only made official information already reaching Capitol Hill. The carriers will not be com pleted until late 1945, “in plenty of time to participate in the Bat tle in the Pacific,” said one in formed legislator. Upon the basis of information from high-ranking War and Navy chiefs, he expressed belief that de feat of Japan could not be achiev ed earlier than 1947 and perhaps not until 1949. The evidence supplied by the carrier construction plans, was piled onto information furnished members of the house and senate b secret sessions a few days earl ier. ...till generally hopeful that Ger many will be defeated by the end of next year, members of Congress emphasize privately the need for preparing against a let-down in pu^bc war psychology until Japan is licked. iiia. emphasis has grown out of these factors: . ... 1 Information that Japan is buil ding planes faster than we are destroying them. 2 Lit11 ~ likelihood that the Urn can obtain Siberian KJn near In,are for bomb lowing J»Pp“'c.»Uo» <»■ « difficulty involved In reopening Burma Road. , . ■ 4 Mounting realization—both oy the Public^-—Sand distances of maintaining supply lines. COSTS AND WAGES CONTINUE RISING Living Price Estimated 19.9 Per Cent Over 1941 Period NEW YORK, Oct. 24.—CP)—A continued rise in the cost of liv ing and of earnings was reported today by the National Industrial Conference Board. The private research organiza tion estimated that living costs of wage earners and lower-salaried clerical workers averaged 19.9 per cent above those of January, 1941. Its survey of 25 manufacturing industries showed that average dourly earnings by August were up 34.5 per cent from the same 1941 month and that weekly earnings, adjusted for retail price increases, averaged 26:5 per cent above January, 1941. During September, the board said, living expenses went up in 46 of 69 cities surveyed, declined in 16 and held steady in 7. Compared with September, 1942, the board said, living costs were up 4.4 per cent with Macon, Ga., showing the smallest increase, 8.3 per cent, and New Haven, Conn., the smallest, 2.1 per cent. Average hourly earnings in Au gust were estimated at $1,021 while weekly earnings touched a new peak at $46.21. These figures were 8.6 per cent and 13.1 per cent respectively, above August of 1942. -V TO SCATTER ASHES LONDON, Oct. 24.—(A*)—The ashes of Admiral Sir Dudley Pound, who died last Thursdty 16 days after he resigned as Brit ain’s first sea lord, will be scat tred at sea after funeral services Tuesday in Westminister Abbey, it was announced today. -V AIRCRAFT LOSSES LONDON, Oct. 24.—CP)—The per centage of losses of aircraft mak ing the North Atlantic crossing was Itss than one-half of one per cent for the year ending Septem ber 30, the British Air Ministry announced tonight. -V JEWS FLEE DENMARK NEW YORK, Oct. 24.—CP)—Hen drik W. deKauffman, Danish min ister to the United States, said to day that 5,00 Jews have escaped Denmark in the past three weeks, fleeing a Nazi deportation decree. GERMANY’S HEART HIT BY BOMBERS Allies Stab At France, Austria And Hungary In Big Sweeps LONDON, Oct. 24.—OP>—Allied bombers, striking from both north and south, bombed France, Aus tria and Hungary in the heart of Germany’s fortress today as the Americans readied new forces for long-range penetrations perhaps to Berlin and beyond. Twin-tailed American Lightning Fighters, returning to Britain from North Africa for the first time in many months, made their debut as long-range escorts, while Ameri can Thunderbolts which previous ly had escorted Fotresses to Em den also flew cover for medium Marauders attacking France. Nazi fighter bases at Beauvais Niviliers and Saint Andre de l’Eure and the bomber base at Montidier were attacked by the American planes without loss of a single craft, an Air Ministry communi que announced, while other Thun derbolts, Spitfires and Typhoons carried out supporting sweeps with the loss of one Spitfire. Ten enemy planes 'were brought down. Berlin and Luxembourg radios went off the air tonight, indicat ing that another Allied raid might be underway against Germany. Meanwhile, up from the Medi terranean came four-engine bom bers to sweep the Vienna area and Stylria district of Austria, the German radio announced, and lat er more big formations crossed Hungary's southwest border to bomb Trans-Danubia. The German radio said the at tack was made “under cover” of a dense layer of clouds.” It ad mitted “major damage to one point.” despite bad weather over the Alps. A force of 300 bombers and 20# fighter escorts was seen near Za greb, German puppet capital of Croatia, which fired its guns later at 16 Allied planes, the German radio said. Budapest also had an alert. -A First N. C. WAC Group Arrives For Training FORT OGLETHORPE. Ga.. Oct. 24.—OP)—The first contingent of Women’s Army Corps recruits from North Carolina has arrived here in response to a nationwide call for Wacs to form an all states division to offset the Army’s war casualties. After passing induction routine, they will be interviewed and class ified for Army jobs according to their civilian backgrounds and ci vilian experience. Twenty-eight were in the contin gent. _ SENATE MAY VOTE SUBSIDY MEASURE Rooseveh Cautioned That Lawmakers Oppose Food Program WASHINGTON, Oct. 24. — (£>) One of President Roosevelt’s long standing rriends on Capitol Hill has cautioned him that a majori ty of the Senate not only opposes continuation and expansion of the food subsidy program but appar ently is in the mood to pass anti subsidy legislation even over his veto. So tightly do the interests of Democratic senators from the ru ral South dovetail with those of the Republicans from the Midwest farm area, this lawmaker said, that it is hard to imagine how the coalition could be disrupted by anything the president might say in his food price subsidy message, expected this week. A bill forbidding subsidies to keep down retail food prices al ready has been approved by the House Banking committee and is expected to be acted upon by the representatives early next month. The bill continues the life of the Commodity Credit Corporation from December 31 to July, 1945, but does not grant the extra $500, 000,000 borrowing power which the Administration asked for the CCC. It also prohibits fixing ceilings below support prices. Congressional rejection of the subsidy ban was called for by tt>* National Lawyers Guild in a state ment today. Th*e organization de clared that unless subsidies are used to strengthen price control, the stability of the nation’s econ omy will be threatened by con stantly increasing prices— "thus opening the floodgates to inflation and endangering the country’s war effort.” “The ill-advised action of the House committee, unless reversed by Congress, will cost consumers from 10 to 15 billion dollars- will give impetus to a wave of demands for wage increases and start a dis astrous inflationary cycle,” the Guild said. The president’s hold-the-line or der on the cost of living is at issue in the developing battle. Price administration officials say it will be impossible to roll back food prices to the level of Septem ber 15, 1942 without subsidies. It is likely that legislation to force an increase in the price of milk may be attached as a rider to the CCC bill when it comes be fore the Senate. -V EXPERT MARINER TO COMMAND SHIP (Continued From Page One) where he works in his garden. The North Carolina Shipbuilding company’s John M Morehead on! its initial trip under the captain’s command went to North and West Africa and back to New York for a total of 9,000 miles without a mishap. Of t ie performance of Liberty ships, Captain Sargent had noth ing but praise. He said that to most skippers a ship is a ship and most of them have kinks which have to be ironed out. Asked to translate to landlubber’s language, he said it was slightly comparable to handling a high-spirited horse at times and that crews must become acquainted with the behaviour of ships under certain conditions. He said in his experience with the Lib erty ships he had never had any layouts for repairs and that they were not only well constructed and entirely seaworthy but first class cargo ships in every way. In commenting on the new C-2 type he called them a “mariners dream come true.” The new type differs from the first emergency Liberty ships, an official of the North Carolina Shipbuilding com pany said Sunday, in that they are faster, more maneuverable, longer and broader with an in creased horsepower and steam tur bines as well as improved in de sign, construction and equipment over the earlier “rush” models. 1 The captain finally admitted he had several narrow escape in near brushes with the enemy although he had never actually been torpe doed nor picked up survivors from an enemy engagement. He said he was able to escape because he had a faster ship and was able to out-run or out-maneuver would be attackers. He agreed that the sub marine situation at this time is well in hand and believes adequate convoying is the solution of this problem. The American Merchant Marine program for training cadet seamen is one of the captain’s enthusiasms. He said that old-time seamanship SHOE SUB ] important part of this picture is the rubberlike soled shoe Jagua' Lynn holds. It looks like leather but isn’t, contains no plastic nor rubber, yet outwears the real thing by 50 per cent. The new material, invented by Elliott E. Simpson of New York, may cut shoe ration problems in the fu ture. has become secondary to technical knowledge and the use of the ra dio and instruments and the cadet program is not only supplying training and instruction but fur nishing the maritime profession with a high-type of men whose ability will reflect itself in an im proved merchant marine of the fu ture. Thus far, he said there has been i no difficulty with the food supply for the crews on any of his com mands. Altho igh rationed to a cer tain extent here and certain sup plies in foreign ports are not al ways available for the return trips the food his crews have been serv ed has been of an excellent na ture. He said it is customary among seamen to “growl” about the food just as the Army is said to “gripe” aoout its chow. The captain’s hobby is fishing and he has been able to indulge it, though infrequently since the war began, by dropping a line in not only the seven seas but almost every salt water body of impor tance in the w rid. He enjoys fresh water fishing to a lesser degree. He makes his own equipment and picks up materials for it in various far flung ports. Recently he finish ed some poles for which he obtain ed the bamboo in Calcutta. He al so ties an occasional fly although he has little use for them on salt water. His permanent home is on Cape Cod and he comes from an old sea faring family although he is the first member in recent generations to go to sea. He has one son who is now serving with 'the U. S. Merchant Marine. Mrs. Sargent, his charming wife, is with him in Wilmington. , -V TOUCH OF REALISM LISBON. Oct. 24. (71’)—Thunder ing Flying Fortresses, other big bombers and fighter planes, an floating barrage balloons provided a realistic touch today as residents of this Portuguese capital crouch p-’ shelters during a 20-minute test. VLB SEES PLANT CLOSURES SOON (Continued From Page One) nter the mines until they depart, ’resently miners have a basic 7* iour $7 day based on the time ;pent at actual work. The Illinois >roposal would increase miners’ ;arnings $1.75 a day for a five-day yeek. -V RAF Ranges Over Barma To Blast Jap Positions NEW DELHI, Oct. 24.—t.T)—The Royal Air Force ranged over Bur na yesterday, blasting Japanese ;roop positions in wide-spread at* ;acks by bombers, fighter-bomb ers and fighters, a communique laid today.1 Swooping down on a Japanese occupied village in the Chin hills, Vengeances and Mohwaks started i fire visible 30 miles away. Fur ■her south, Beaufighters set afire a number of army huts along the raungup pass road. In Arakan, Vengeances dive Dombed Buthedaung and a village iropping all their bombs in the iarget area. The raids were carried out with >ut loss, the communique said. -V Mount for a five-inch anti-air* :raft gun contains 2700 different rarts and weighs about 24 tons. HSt. John’s Tavern 114 Orange St Dial 2-8085 DELICIOUS FOOD! if Special ee | LUNCH | — Served = == 11:30 to 8 == J| 40c I G. & J. CAFE 118 Market St. Village Theatre Hewes Bldg, Maffitt Village Last Times Today MICKEL ROONEY in ANDY HARDY'S DOUBLE LIFE j MANOR 3SS? 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