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Jan IS (INS) of War Stimson today announced that American losses on the Ardennes front to Jan. 7. the peak of the Ger man breakthrough, were slightly under 40.000 Of this number approximately IR.OOO are reported missing. The majority are presumed to be pris oners of war. Stimson added that the war department has “definite informa tion that approximately 10.000 Germans have been captured, while German casualties in killed and wounded are estimate! at 50.000. making a total of 90.000 For the entire American front (First, Third, Seventh and Ninth armies) for the *amv period, Stimson said, the casualties total 4.083 killed 27,645 'wounded and 20.866 missing, making a total of 52,594. .7 Sons Listed Ax Casual! i«\s CALUMET. Jan 1.3 Within tw'o days, Batiste Costa wa - in formed that three of his sons were listed as battle 'casualties. His twin sons. Lavrencr and Anion. 21. were reported missing in action in Belgium just ,i day after he had received word-that his oldest son. Peter. -.'B. had been wounded in Levte Coal Piles Dwindle. Ilealors Swamped Coal i« reported to have gone] the way of cigarets. gasoline ar 1 other scam 1 articles in wartime I)etrolt within the last wc< k The story is going the rounds: “Call up such and such a dealer and tell ’em you know Joe Doakes. and you’ll get coal.” Coal piles were low Saturday, and some dealers had nothing to 5 P.M. FLASHES HILL WOULD DEPORT JAP ALIENS WASHINGTON. Jan. 15 (INS) —Rep. Mott (R) of Oregon, today introduced legislation to deport Japanese alien* within six months after the war ends with Japan. 4.000 APPLY FOR NURSES’ JOBS WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (INS) —The American Red Oo*« announced today that its nurse recruitment com mittee in 35 large cities had received 4.000 applications tor enlistment in the first five days following President Roosevelt’s recommendations to draft them. 2 KILLERS DIE IN OREGON GAS CELL SALEM, Ore.. Jan. 15 (I P) —Two convicted killers died today in Oregon’s first double lethal gas execution. Henry Merten, 32, and Walter Wilson, 35, died for the holdup slaving of Ralph Dahlen, 27, July 22, 1043. RICKENBACKKK RESCUER DIES AFTER CRASH NEW BEDFORD, Mass.. Jan. 15 (UP) Conidr William F. Eadie. 31. who was instrumental in the rescue of ( apt. Eddie Rickenhaeker from a life raft in the Pacific in 1012, died lasi Monday somewhere in the Pacific fol lowing an air accident, according to word received here. PORTER APPROVED BY SENATE COMMITTEE W ASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UP) —The Senate Inter state Commerce committee today approved the nomination of Paul Porter as chairman of the Federal Communi cations Commission. Porter, former Democratic national committee publicity chief, will till the unexpired term of Janies Lawrence Fly. CHINESE CAPTURE SIIWELI VALLEY TOW N MYITKYINA, Burma. Jan. 15 (UP)—The Chinese 30th Division, driving hack along the old Burma road, todav captured the town of Namhkan in the Shvveli River valley hlxmi! 28 air miles southwest of the Bunnu-Chiiia border town of Wanting. Inffer. CnlN to some dealers I brought one offer of 'possibly in a week" when immediate delivery was sought. Another reported ho iWiis two weeks behind on emer gency orders alone and still r ' '‘her throe weeks. The phones of larger companies were swamped for hours at a stretch. New V-Bomb Raids Kill Many British LONDON, Jan. 15 <UP) Ger man V-bomb* have killed score* of British in reccmt raid*, the ministry of Home Security con firmed today* No spccificJigurcs were given. In December, how ever. the V-fcnmbs killed 367 and injured 847, bringing the 1944 total to 8.465 dead and 21.984 in jured. Ambush Revealed By RAY GUARDIN' JACKSON, Jan. 15 —Witnesses in the investigation into the cold blooded murder of State Senator Warren G. Hooper have been threatened on the telephone with death, Special Prosecutor Kim Sigler revealed today. At the same time Sigler disclosed that additional witnesses reported seeing the maroon murder car lying in wait to ambush Senator Hooper as early as two hours before he was 215 Divisions Reds, Nazis In Big Battle LONDON. Jan. 15 (UP) One of thv greatest battles of the war raged today along a virtually unbroken front from Lithuania to Yugo slavia, with possibly 250.000 Russians and Germans locked in at least nine closely synchronized struggles. “Bitter fighting has flared up «*n the entire front,’** the Gei man high command reported. RKDS ROLL WESTWARD The Russians already were call ing their great winter offensive the march to IScrlin. Nazi mili tary’ spokesmen warned that the Red army "intends to end the u ar " So far Moscow had confirmed only Marshal Konev's push across -outh-centrM Poland, aimed at the great Nazi defense bastion of Krakow and the rich industries of German Silesia. Nazi propagandists said the Soviets had flung 115 divisions plus more than 15 tank corps, into four fronts alone, while a I’nited Press dispatch from Mos cow figured German strength in Poland a» 100 divisions OFFENSIVE (.ROWS On the single new front rejjortcd hv Moscow'. Soviet dispatches said the Germans had Ixcn unable to 'rally and the Russians were roll iing weestward at a clip which [threatened to split the Nazi armies 1 in Poland A Moscow dispatch said Ko nevs offensive was expanding so rapidly that it war impossible to tell whether the Red marshal’s [ultimate objective was Germany itself, the capture of Krakow, the seizure of the Katowice steel and coal basin oi flanking of Warsaw I'OUO l»AIIAI»l<: Tune Your Radio to CKLW (800 on Dial) at 11:15 The Detroit Times and CKLW go on the air at 11:15 tonight with a star-packed broadcast opening the Detroit drive for funds to fight infantile paralysis. Topnotch performers will take part in the program from Detroit, Cleveland, New York and Chicago. And you may take part by giving your dimes and dollars. To find out how, turn to Page 3. On/v Drrroif Newiptp+t Carrying Both I ?'*.® International Newi Service end United Press 45th Year, No. 108 Belgian Key City Circled PARIS Jan. 13 (UP' Ameri can tanks and infantry stormed the near defenses of Houffalize tuday and a disf»atch from Lt. Gen Hodges’ headquarters fore cast the early capture of the Bel gian base which once was at the center of the collapsed Ardennes salient Houffalize wav invested on all sides and assault forces of the h irst and Third Armies were clos ing in for the kill, with one spear head driving down the main high way from Liege to within a mile and a half of the key transport center. RESISTANCE STIFF A few miles to the northwest, outriders of the First and Third Armies met for the first junction of Hodge*' and Lt Gen. Pat ton's troops since the first phase of the German offensive which split the Twelfth Army Group wide open United Press correspondent John McDermott reported from Hodges' headquarters that iwo First Army columns were shoul dering in toward HoufTalize against stiff German resistance. By early afternoon one had struck down the trunk highway from the north almost to the out skirts of the town. Hnd McDer mott said that "there is a good possibility it will fall soon ’’ YANKS DRIVEN Ot'T The German garrison, ringed b\ American troops and armor, was fighting desperately, and fragmentary units wore trying to filtin* through the V. S. lines and escape over the thinly guarded back roads to the east. , Hodges’ artillery was shellack ing the German transports mill ing around in the battle zone and generally falling hack to the shel ter of the Siegfried defenses. Detroit 31, Mich., Tuesday, Jan. 16, 1945 Turner Gels Life Term in Joyce Killing i Robert William Turner, 20. confessed bludgeon-slayer of Joyce Raulson. 14. today was sentenced to life in Jackson prison by Circuit Judge Vin cent M. Brennan. The youth stared silently as Judge Brennan sentenced him. The slaying occurred on a city dump last March 27. In answer to a question by the judge, Turner replied he had nothing to say before sentence was pronounced. REPORTS READ Judge Brennan read portions of the \outh's confession from the probation report. Then he ordered a copy of the probation and psy chiatric reports sent to Jackson so Turner can receive psychiatric treatment while serving his sen tence. Later, after he had been taken to his cell to await transportation to prison. Turner collapsed, weep ing and sobbing. lie asked photographers present to "say good-by to all my friends for me I won't he seeing them for a long, long time " RELATIVES IN COURT j Tn court were the youth's ifather. Bert Turner. 2439 S. Ed sel: his brother. Raymond, and one ot his sisters Mrs. Lucille Romines Curious spectators jammed the courtroom and sheriff's depu ties were on hand to prevent Turner from attempting to take his life. Twice before Turner had tried to kill himself. Joyce, a runaway problem child, was beaten and stabbed to ideath on the dump at W. Warren and Ann Arbor Trail. Richard Vincent. 23. confessed the crime several days later and then re pudiated it. 2 Jap Admirals Die NEW YORK. Jan 13 (INS)— Announcement by the Yokosuka naval station reported the deaths of Vice Adm. Sadamiehi Kajioka and Rear Adm Minrgoro Kame yama. the Jap Domei agency said today. In the Times TODAY Miff llmlth T Riff T t »*u»lU»* 4 (m»if< tl. !• ( r<n««orfl Rmlr II (,rnrff IHtmi ' T B V Derlini 7 Editorial P»rr • Ffiliff Fill 7 FinntUl It Hallo't < artoen IS Honor Roll S Ultra to Editor S Pul Mai lon S Marr HifMrth 7 MorW rrogran* SO shot to death. The prosecutor refused to identify the witnesses threatened, but said they have been given full police protection. He stated that some of the ttmeats were made from long distance points, but would not state whether they were from outside Michigan. Some of these threats were received, he said, as late as this morning. The calls, he stated, were made by “various voices.” The new witness, or witnesses, Sigler said, saw the maroon car, he is convinced was the murder car, parked on a side road off M-99, one and one half miles south of Eaton Rapids, six miles from the murder scene, at 2:30 p. m. Thursday. Hooper was killed at 4:30 p. m. The car remained parked there for one-half hour, during which the two occupants were seen working at its rear. Believe License Plates Changed Sigler said he was of the opinion they were changing the license plates. Leaving this dead end road, the car was then driven to M-99 where it was parked on the w’est side of the road for 45 minutes. The men in the car seen on the side road, the prosecutor stated, fit descriptions given by two other witnesses. Asked what warning the threats conveyed, Sigler refused to elaborate, but said the witnesses were told: “You'd* better keep your mouth shut.” State police were checking phone records in an effort to trace the calls. Stunned by the challenge to law and order by the murder. Gov. Kelly in Lansing today prepared to ask the Legislature to osier the largest reward in Michigan’s history for information leading to the capture of the killers. A figure as high as $25,000 was being discussed, one state official said. Meanwhile, convinced that Hooper was murdered because of a sensational graft story he told [the Lansing grand jury. Special Prosecutor Kim Sigler today reached into the Chicago and Detroit underworlds for clues. L The governor said he had ad vised Vernon J. Brown, the lieu tenant governor and the attorney general's office to press for legis | lative appropriation of the re , ward money immediately. “I am conferring with lawr enforcing officials as tu their opinion in regard to the aize of the reward.” the governor said. “The reward, in my opinion, slipulil receive but one teat of its adequacy. It should he Mif ficient to Induce those who hate information to make that information known.” SIO,OOO SOUGHT Senator Ben Carpender of Hill man has already announced he will ask the Legislature to pro vide a SIO,OOO reward. I Sigler reported progress, in jeluding discovery of a second wit ness who saw the maroon sedan used by the two killers, at the scene of the carefully planned late Thursday. The latest witness to enter the case, a Jackson businessman, told of aeeing a maroon Chevrolet sedan parked near the murder scene when he drove past between 4.30 p. m. The sedan was Pat* Jack rifkrrlnt 7 HfMhfnnk Pftlff • R.iflln pfo|f«lM tS Kalloo ( kart 7 Rlplrt tS Damon Huntun 7 Sortrtj I R porta IS. IS Mac* RfTron 14 Waal *(< IS. IS. 17 WlnrhfU 7 Wlahlai Well IS What a (hr AnawrrT S Waaftn a Pm« s 5 Cents RED LINE COMPLETE MARKETS PAGE 13 heading In the direction followed by Hooper. This witness said he saw no one in or around the car, but did not doubt the possibility that one or more men were crouched down in it. The parked car was the only one in sight at the time. Police also were investigating a report that three men In a maroon Packard stopped for re pairs at a Jackson gasoline sta tion the night of the murder. Investigators still clung to tha belief that the fire in the front seat of Hooper’s car was caused by a lighted cigaret in his hand at the time he was slain. Labora tory examination of his clothing (Continued on Page 2, Col. 2) THE WEATHER HOI'BLT TEMPBBATVRCS 13 mid 30 4t. m. 1* 13 noon SI 1 a m 19 7a m 19 I n. 31 2 a m. *l9 * a m. 14 3 p m. 33 3am 19 9 a m. 30 3 p m. 23 4 am. 14 10 a. ». 31 | San. If 11 a. si 30 Tha tun »1U art at 429 p m 1*447 and rut tomorrow at 8.97 4- on 13 mid lam w r— "Suntsttft kHian Hus iNtttfd.” I FORECAST: Partly cloudy to cloudy tonight I and tomorrow; lowest tonight about 20.