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quisling denies
treason charge
nSLO May 26.— UP) —Vidkur
aneily pleaded innocen
Sa to a ^charge of high treason
declaring “I am the, saviour o:
Sfe Norwegian people.
Quisling entered his plea at £
preliminary hearing, speakmg in £
firm, clear voice.
T,,e erstwhile dictator of Nor
was ordered to stand trial and
*fle Gulbrandsen said the trial
rould come up within a month
or two. .
Gulbrandsen said it was in the
Merest of the Norwegian people
!Lt Quisling and his cohorts be
‘L as speedily as possible.
Farlier, the office of justice said
men were investigating Quisl
es activities with the Germans
jn preparation for the trial.
—. « * . •
Funeral services were held at
fi.3C o'clock yesterday afternoon
j fo, e P. Davis, 66, president oi
the Commercial bank of Dunn, who
died of a heart attack Friday ai
Holden’s Beach.
Services were conducted from
the iate residence in Dunn by the
Rev. I. Harding Hughes, rector oi
St Mary's school in Raleigh, and
Interment was in Greenwood cem
Mr. Davis was spending a short
vacation at Holden's Beach at the
time of his death.
He had served as president ol
the Commercial bank in Dunn
since its organization in 1919. A
1 native of Winnsboro, S. C., he was
graduated at the University oi
South Carolina and later forked
with the Erwin cotton mills com
pany of Durham 1 efore becoming
cashier of the Bank of Harnett,
Afterwards he was made general
manager of the mills and vice
president of the bank.
Suriving are his widow, the form
I f-r Sallie Slocum Smith; two daugh
i ters, Mrs. John E. Hollis, and Mrs.
Everett Walkley; a son, Lt. (jg)
E. P. Davis, Jr., USNR; two
brothers, James Q. Davis of Dur
ham, and Clement F. Davis of
New York City, and a sister, Mrs.
I J. C. Thorne, Columbia, S. C.
i Funeral services for W. Porter
Bordeaux, 67, of Burgaw, who
died in James Walker Memorial
hospital Thursday afternoon after
a lengthy illness, were conducted
yesterday morning at 11 a.m. from
the late residence by the Rev. R.
L. Clark and the Rev. Strawbricfge
Interment was in the Burgaw
Pallbearers were Henry Willi
ams, David Mathews, John Wells
R. V. Biberstein, Fred Bradshaw
and W. G. Bordeaux.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs.
Juanita Bordeaux, of Burgaw:
lour daughters, Mrs. S. P. Branch
and Mrs. Juanita Love, of Wil
mington. Mrs. George Harper,
Greenville, S. C., and Miss Miriam
Bordeaux, Burgaw; a son, William
P. Bordeaux, Jr., Wilmington; two
sisters Mrs. A. M. King and Mrs.
Haywood Woodville, Wilmington;
and a brother, G. C. Bordeaux, of
I -v-:
WASHINGTON, May 36.— (JP) -
War Production Board Chairman
J. A. Krug today announced high
priorities have been assigned tc
several million dollars worth oi
equipment and materials for the
relief of war devastated countries
of northwestern Europe.
Japanese Say Tokyo
Laid In Ruins In
Great Fire Attacks
(Continued from page One)
chief of staff, that Japan is going
to be bombed harder than Ger
many was.
You can say that in the coming
year, declared Rep. J Buell
Snyder (D.-Pa.), “more than two
and one-half times as many tons
of bombs W-ll be dropped on Japan
as the Allies dropped in Europe
this (fiscal) year.’V
Some of the more than 8.000 tons
of gasoline incendiary bombs drop
ped in the Saturday and Thursday
raids undoubtedly fell within the
imperial palace grounds.
Premier Kantaro Suzuki was re
ported by Domei news agency to
hae told the cabinet he watched the
first start in the imperial grounds
and that the imperial palace was
damaged. A Tokyo radio commen
tator declared: “The imperial pal
ace, the focalpoint of the Japanese
peoples foremost affection and un
dying loyalty, was destroyed for
the most part.”
All accounts agreed that Emper
or Hirohito, the empress and oth
ers of the royal family escaped in
The broadcasts seemed to agree
also.that at least the “outer palace
within the imperial palace com
pound” and the Omiya detached
palace were destroyed. Omiya is
the palace of the Empress Do
wager, Hirojiito’s mother.
The imperial palace area, with
its shrines, is the religious, as well
as the polit'cal hart of the empire.
Palaces of two princes were prev
iously reported destroyed and a
third damaged in Thursday’s raid.
Several of the raiding flyers re
ported on their return to 21st
bomber command headquarters
here that they believed bombs feel
within the imperial palace area.
They also disclosed that for the
first time they had encountered
one of Japan’s new suicide weapons
—piloted procket “baka” bombs
which were first encountered at
Okinawa. The bombs were releas
ed from Japanese planes at the
raiding Superfortresses. At least
three “bakas” were knocked down
by American gunners.
Contrasting Reports
In contrast to radio Tokyo’s
claim that the city was “literally
scorched to the ground,” the Nip
ponese imperial communique re
ported only that “considerable
damages were sustained in the
various quarters of the capital.”
The Japanese c o m m u nique
claimed 47 B-29s were - shot down
and others damaged. In Washing
ton, 20th Airforce headquarters
announced 19 of the big planes
were lost over the target. This was
the heaviest toll of B-29s so far
Tokyo radio said the fire, driven
b, 70-mile an hour gale, destroyed
such structures as the Imperial
University, Bunrika University,
“several” schools and hospitals,
the Atago shrine, the Zojo temple
and the Swedish and Finnish lega
tions. The former United States
embassy was reported partly burn
The imperial communique said
the Soviet embassy, previously re
ported damaged in an earlier raid,
was destroyed.
Returning flyers saw a mass of
flames in the government building
district along the Ginza, Tokyo’s
main street, and in the Marunouchi
business district, sweeping around
the imperal palace area.
“The palace very probably got
hot,” said Flight Officer William
Fous, of Washington, D. C., a B-29
GUAM, Sunday, May *27.—(U.R)—
Army Thunderbolts attacked air
fields on southern Kyushu Thurs
day with bombs and rockets.
Further reports of the Japanese
air attacks against fleet forces
around Okkinawa Thursday night
and Friday raised the toll of Jap
anese aircraft destroyed to 160.
The total included 34 intercepted
and destroyed by Thunderbolts
north of Okinawa.
On the eastern end of the Oki
nawa line, infantrymen developed
positions south of Yonabaru. A
counter-attack was repulsed on the
western sector.
Doolittle Commands
Eighth Air Force
(Continued from Page One)
Ajr Force uses as its heavy bom
bers the B-17 and B-24 types. Thejre
has been nothing to indicate that
the Eighth Air Force will use the
very heavy bombardment” types,
the B-29 and B-32, against Japan.
The Eighth was the first Am
erican Air Force to go into action
against Germany, being formed
Jan. 28, 1942, under the leader
ship of Gen. Carl Spaatz, Gen. Ira
Eaker took over command Dec.
1, 1942, and on Jan. 1, 1944, Doo;
little succeeded to command.
(Continued from Page One)
hammering at the main fortifica
tions of Shuri, keystone of the cen
tral sector of the enemy defense
line. On the eastern end of the
front the 7th Infantry Division con
tinued to develop its positions south
of Yonabaru.
Push Slowed
Mud and rugged terrain apparent
ly slowed the westward push from
Yonabaru. Infantrymen had earlier
been reported driving along the
Naha-Yonabaru highway in an ad
vance apparently aimed at oining
with Marines near the capital to
cut off Shuri from the rear.
The infantry units pushing south
from Yonabaru were advancing on
Chinen peninsula on the southeas
tern coast. Only seven miles from
the southern .coast, their drive
threatened to split the dwindling
32-square mile southern pocket and
further decrease defensive powers
of the estimatd 30,000 Japanese
still holding^ out.
The enemy movements from
Naha were stemming from a point
southeast of the city, dispatches
said. Heavy artillery fire from
the south bank of Naha Cove ust
north of Omine airstrip covered
the troon shift
Nimitz reported that Thunder
bolts had raked airfields at
Kushira, Mizaki and Kanoya in
southern Kyushu Thursday. They
struck the fields with bombs and
rockets at the same time that
Mustang army fighters from Iwo
Jima were attacking two airfields
north of Tokyo. The Mustang raid,
which preceded the great B-29 raid
on the Japanese capital by 12 hours,
was announced yesterday.
British Pacific'fleet aircraft also
bombed towns and airfields in the
Sakishima islands southwest of
Marines of the 6th Division inside
Naha advanced 500 yards through
the capital’s rubble, enlarging their
grip on Naha to one sixth of the
city. The tanks helping the drive
were brought across the Asato on
two heavy bridges recently com
pleted, in addition to two lighter
foot bridges.
The tanks added new impetus to
the drive to clear the city. Dis
—The boeing B-29 Superfor
tress, scourge of Japan, was
disclosed today to have a top
speed of more than 350 miles
an hour, a range of approxi
mately 3,600 miles and a gross
•weight of 135,000 pounds.
This information was con
tained in a revised list of pub
lishable facts about the bomber
prepared by the Army’s Air
Technical Service Command at
Wright Field, Ohio.
Previously publishable data
listed the B-29 as having a
maximum of speed of “more
than 300 miles an*~ hour,” a
range of “more than 3,000
miles” and ^ gross weight of
approximately 135,000 pounds.
The release of higher figures
may represent either a closer
approach to actual perfor
mance, or increased perfor
(Continued from Page One)
ing the dead of World War II. At
invitation has been extended to al
Gold Star mothers to have a sea
of honor on the speakers’ stand.
Music will be furnished by thi
American Legion band, and thi
High school band and Glee club
The Women’s auxiliary will havi
an important part on the program
Commander Norwood S. West
brook said that open house woult
be held at the Legion home Wed
nesday and tha tthe public is invit
ed to inspect the building.
patches said the troops have beet
bogged down by muddy terraii
saturated by two days of pourinj
rain. The rain was said to havi
hampered operations more than thi
moderate machinegun, mortar ant
sniper fire offered by the enemj
in defense of their capital. ■
Maj. Gen. Archibald V. Arnold’:
7th Division also was stalled in thi
mud south of Yonabaru aftei
cracking the enemy’s eastern lint
yesterday. The 7th’s 184th regi
ment killed 140 Japanese in mop
ping up operations.
Delegates From Nazi-Overrun
Europe Look To Peace Promise
— Delegates from Nazi-overrun
Europe sized up the United Nations
conference today as falling short
of their dreams under oppression,
yet holding still clear the promise
of lasting peace.
Here is how they say they feel
at this stage:
There has been too much quib
bling, confusion and insistence on
secondary issues.
There must be developed a spirit
of give and take by both small
and large nations, moved by friend
liness free of suspicion.
As a Norwegian delegate put it:
“We realize that only on the
margin of compromise will our job
here in drafting a formula for
world peace and security be a suc
The majority of the European
delegations feel there will be peace
and security only if Britain,
America, Russia and France ac
cept and carry out leadership re
, The League of Nations failed,
! they contend, because the big
powers shirked their job.
Some of the European delega
tions have expressed privately
' | some dissatisfaction over what
they call unbusinesslike and time
wasting conduct of certain confer
ence committees.
And, according to a member of
the Luxembourg delegation, con
ference progress has been handi
capped to a certain extent because
many delegates don’t want to
limit the peace-keeping charter to
a big political and legal frame
CINCINNATI, May 26.— (PI —
Frank McCormick, Cincinnati Reds
first baseman today was notified
~rrr .r - "11_11 - ■w
by bis Hamilton County draft
board that his status is 2-A. Mc
Cormick had been in 1-A and dh
appeal was filed with the district
appeal board. j
Motorists Now Get
Extra Gas Mileage
Thousands of motorists, taxicab,
truck and tractor owners are now
getting up to 30% extra gas mile
age, more power and pick-up,
smoother running and quicker
starting with a Vacu-matic on their
1 cars. The new, improved, Vacu
i matic operates on the Supercharge
principle, “Breathes” automatical
ly and can be installed by anyone
in a few minutes. Fits all cars.
Nothing to regulate or adjust. The
manufacturers, the Vacu-matic
Carburetor Co., 7617-776-S, State
. St., Wauwatosa, Wis., are offering
’ a Vacu-matic to anyone who will
' instal lit on his car and help intro
duce it to others. They will gladly
send full free particulars if you
write them or just send your name
■ and address on a penny post card
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