The Orange Leader (Orange, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 184, Ed. 1 Sunday, August 6, 1944 Page: 1 of 4
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Another destroyer escort vessel,
the USS McGinty wiii launched at
the yard of the Consolidated Steel
Coip. Ltd. shipbuilding, division
Saturday with Mrs. Henry T. Ma.
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Russians have carried the ("round
jyar to German soil, for the first
lone of Gadsden, Ala.,
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Mrs. Malone is a step-sister of
Soundman third class, Franklin
Alexander McGirfty in whose
memory the ship was named.
H. C. Cranfill, vice president of
the shipbuilding company pre-
sided during the ceremonies and
reviewed the naval record of
Soundman McGinty who lost his
life one year ago today in an ef-
for to rescue a shipmate after his
ship the USS Plymouth was sink-
ing from an underwater explo-
Accompanying Mrs. Malone to
Orange were Mr, and Mrs. J. Roy
McGinty Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. J.
Roy McGinty Jr. of Calhoun, Ga.
Mrf McGinty Sr., father of the
naval hero, is the nearest of kin.
McGinty was born at Atlanta,
Ga. in 1911 and enlisted in the U.
S. Naval Reserves as an appren-
tice seaman at Macon, Georgia,
August 17, 1942 and was immedi-
ately ordered to active duty. He
attended the fleet Sound school at
Key West, Florida and on Janu-
ary 8, 1943 was assigned to duty
aboard the USS Plymouth. He
was serving aboard that vessel at
the time of his death. ' /
The young naval hero received
the Navy Cross with* the follow-
"For extraordinary heroism
while serving aboard the USS
Plymouth during and after the
sinking of that vessel on August
5, 1943. When there was an un-
derwriter explosion amidshlp,
causing devastating fires and ex-
tensive damage, McGinty unhesi-
tatingly risked his life in behalf
of his endangered shipmates. In
• courageous attempt to rescue
a man known to be trapped in
the ship's flaming armory, Mc-
Girity entered the compartment . .
and was himself trapped He-gal- NgW Oft-lir
lantly gave up his life in the ser- —
vice of his country". ^ ■>. The congregation of., the Trinity
Prior to his enlistment in the Lutheran church and friends will
Navy. Mr. McGinty had gradu- celebrate the second anniversary
ated from the University of Gcor- 0f the new church building and
gla, receiving his degree in mask the-'" installation of the resident
and also a B. A. degree. He was pastor, the Rev. Paul B. Frankr"
a member of the Phi Beta Kappa aiso the liquidation of the church
and was a well known organist, debt, with special services at the
He taught music for several years church this morning at eleven
before entering the service. o'clock and this afternoon at three
The sponsor was presented with o'clock. Music by the choir will
a $50 war bond as a gift from the be a feature of the morning ser-
shipbuilding company and was vicc and lister Braun will be
honored with a luncheon for the soloist for the afternoon program,
launching party at the Grove The schedule of services today
club. The launching ceremonies have been announced as follows:
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Miss Joyce Courrege, pictured above, is the winner of the "Miss Orange" contest
sponsored by the Orange, Texas, Junior Chamber of Commerce. She will compete in a
Statewide Beauty Pageant to be held in Port Arthur, Texas, on August 16th and 17th
at which time "Miss Texas" will be chosen from the entries submitted by the various
Jay-Cee Clubs over the State. The winner of the "Miss Texas" title will be sent to
Atlantic City, N. J., to compete lor the coveted titlg of "Miss America." The title-win-
ner of "Miss America" will Spend a full year appearing at Army Camps and Hospitals
to entertain Servicemen. Unlike previous contests for the title of "Miss America" the
contestants for 1944 must possess talent and stage presence as well as beauty.
JAPAN SETS UP NEW SUPREME
U, t TASK
FORCE APPROACHES BONIN ISLE
Swing Music Helps
Win Tank Battles
On Normandy Front
Programs bringing latest jive
were private. Church school at 9:45 o'clock, with
recognition of a large percentage
of pupils for perfect" attendance;
Divine service, fl oVInck, com-
memorating the second anniver-
sary with the Rev. H. F. Ander,
executive secretary of the Texas
Lutheran Welfare, as guest min-
ister; service in celebration nf the
liquidation of the church debt,
3:30 o'cock with the Rev. C, A.
and headline news to the Norman- Woytek (>f Beaumont as speaker,
dy battlefront are playing a vital i Following the morning worship
part in the allied advance, ac- servjce a picnic on the grounds
cording to a report just made to wm bo hcld un(ler ,he
Supreme Allied Headquarters af- of Mrs E c Fr(.und, president of
ter a visit by a group of official Woman's Missionary Society,
"listener - observers . These in- public is irtvited to attend
eluded the former Hollywood star, ti,csc services, and groups are ex-
Lt. Col. David Niven, now on pectoti from Port Arthur and
General, Eisenhower s staff. Broad- Beaumont.
cdst from Britain, the programs
Kcesler Field, Biloxi, Miss.,*Aug.
5. — Pvt. Koian Bougard, son' of
Mrs. Zeola Bougard, Orange,
Texas today completed the first
leg of a'training program thut will
qualify him for dual duties as a
member of a combat air crew.
were found to be reaching eager
listeners right up to the most ad-
vanced positions, where tanks
were reported going into action to
the accompaniment of Broadway
The broadcasts that are tioing
so much to link men in the line
with their normal background
run the gamut from baseball and
cricket results, to church ser- Marriage licenses ot record Sat-
vices (at one of which General wd lhe oITiCL. tl, lhc orange
Montgomery read the lesson while count clerk lnclllded:
Cpl. George A. Ingram. Jr., of
the U. S. Army Air Corps, who
received fits wings about a month
a>,o at the Yuma Artuy,-Air Field,
Yuma, Arizona, left lust week for
Lcmoore, Calif., alter spciuTing a
twelve furlough here with his
mother, Mrs. It. L. Wynne, and
other relatives in Orange and
Doug and .lames Prutcr of the
Army and Navy, respectively, are
here on leave with their parents, twecn the Marianas
Mr. and Mrs. I). A Prutcr. James Allied sources made
is stationed at the Navel base at
Corpus Christi and Doug, Jr., is
stationed at Camp Davis, Wilm-
ington. N. C.
COURT HOUSE Surgical Dressings
AND CITY^ HALL Workroom To Open
Monday, August 7
Beaufighters on strafing missions
roared overhead), entertainment
Wendell Snelson and Delores
June Christian, Orangcficld; Ilal-
by former actors in the ranks who ,ace N GulUckson and Evelyn M. ^ ,^11
as stars In battledress five lm- p^,, Minneapolis, Minn.; R,ch.'« e M.«
provlscd performances in Nor- J n -''cfper.
mondy village halls, and above
ard Welding and Mrs. Cynthia
Ling Of Beaumont; Harold An-.
On Mofiday night, August 8, at
the new American Red Cross
chapter house, 120 Water street,
the surgical dressings department
will begin a quota of 23,000 spon-
Supervisors for Monday
s. J, M. Dawson, Mrs.
Mrs. Belle MacFar-
lane and Mrs. R, I,. Harrison.
all, news bulletins keeping the tolhe anU Eisic Boydclon. Orange; JJfJ",urs "'e f,om
troops informed on what is hap- „ d v npesc Rub Lce A
ftening in America -and on other s| don, 0range; Jyhn W. Moore
battlefronts. Everv.^n inpre- and FronlcDtlllbyv of Orange:.. c
^D0US Thomas-wiiiiam Riddier and Mu- No Change Seen
range of loudspeaker trucks re- r,cl Schlaler o[ Washin8torf>4J. C. . , ? c,
in ice shortage
etlve mlmrngraphed news sum-
maries taken down at the nearest
field headquarters from the Lon-
don broadcasts whloh are given
lor this purpose at dictation speed.
By the Associated Press
I Japan's conquest - swollen em-
pire was ripping badly at the
seams in India, Burma, the Mari-
anas and New Guinea today as
fresh battlefront reverses forced
her to set up a new supreme war
U. S. P-38 Lightnings raided sou-
thern Manchuria Friday, that
strong formations of American
planes bombed the Bonin and
Kazan inlattd* the same <lay,- and
that "powerful enemy task force
of at least If) vessels, including
cruisers and destroyers, is/assem-
bled on the sea In the Chichi Jima
(Bonin) area." >
The lightning's reportedly struck
the Mukden industrial arcV- re-
cently raided by suporfortesses.
Chichi Jima was reported raided
three times Friday, and I wo Jima,
mi the Kazan group, twice. The
islands are about halfway be-
of the attacks,
Tokyo's radio announced today
the Japanese government had a-
bolished lis liaison council, pres-
ent link with imperial headquar-
ters, and had established "with
imperial sanction" a supreme
council "to map out if basic pol-
icy for directing the war. and to
obtain greater harmony and co-
ordination between the fighting
and civil services,"
"An adjustment leading t<> great-
er harmony between the supreme
command and governmental affairs
4s more important than any other
matter," explained Japan's pre-
mier, Kuniaki Koiso.
All along the Dutch New Gui-
nea north coast the Japanese are
''in full retreat," Gen, Douglas
MacArthur announced today He
said the Japanese second army,
charged with the defense of Dutch
New Guinea, yielding a 700-mile
sweep of coastal area without -a
fight was withdrawing toward the
south and wc*t "in hope of ulti-
mate evacuation from western
New Guinea. The enemy's losses
London, Aug. 5. (AP)
time sin^'e the conflict started by
penetrating the northeastern part
of East Prussia, Berlin reports in-,
dtcpted today, and Moscow dis-
wtches said "fires are raging in
East Pros,slim towns vvh''*b now
are objectives of Red nrrpy lU->
The Oi'rmin hich command
"tmmimi""«1 'Ivr-- was finht-*
ing in the "Sudauen - Schaken
district. Sudauen is the old name
for the eastern part of East Prus-
sia between the Rivers Inster and
Aneerapp and tf?e Masurian lakes.
While the battle for Warsaw to
the south raged inside and out of
the old Polish capital, the Red
army flung strong cavalry forces
across two water barriers in a
smashing drive to within 30 miles
of Krakow, /the iasl big city
stronghold of the Germans bar-
ring invasion of German Silesia.
A Transoeean broadcast from
Berliri said "heavy fighting is go-
ing on against Soviet formations
which .have broken through tin
the East Prussian border north of
Wlrballen (Virbnlis).'V \
Virbalis is a frontier post about
a miU' from the East Prussian
frontier. The village i- two
or three ini'es Iron th" I !:im on
the main railway l tueen Kau-
rn.'., feimi :• capita' nf Lithuania,
and Konigsber:;, largest city of
It is in this area th.it lhc Riis-
ians have been reported shelling
East TVtissian territory for sev-
Is All Time High
Announcing that the American
people ha«l contributed' an all
time record of $10,1173,41)1 tci the
1941 Fund - Raisins Appeal ol
The National Foundation for In
fantilo Paralysis, Basil O'Connor,
the Foundation president, declar-
ed last night tViat these donations
will permit an expansion of the
war agrfinsi the children's ,enemy
on the home front. *•■.-.
With epidemics or serious out-
breaks now'taking their toll In
twelve of the states ol the nation,
Mr. O'Connor pointed out that
the number of cases reported is
already higher than for the com-
parable period last year when the-
country suffered its third worst
announced that epidemic.
PMSIDINT of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce Eric A. Johnston (left)
is shown In Albany, N. Y.. with Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, GOP presiden-
tial candidate. They discussed post-war trade relations with Russia.
Johnston has just returned from a six-weeks visit to the Soviet Union,
vvhe-e he conferred with Premier "Josef StaUn. (International)
Square Dance At
Hall Is Success
A large crowd, attending the
s rare dance at lhe Riverside As-
i. ,1 ;'l,y Hall Thursday, Augi st 3,
pleased to be entertained at.
i intermission period by a
Ini r show arranged by the
l'l.A-USO. Marjorle Clark. I)
, ars old, did ballet and acrobatic
nnccs, and Barbara Murray. 13,
■ai is in.linn Lov.e Call and White
I'lilY.s ol Dover. The entertain-
ers were presented by Chief
llughie Byrd, chairman ol the
s niece fiance. This dance is a
regular Thursday night event at
the Riverside Assembly Hall, Ave.
A and John St., and features not
only a square dance but all kinds
of old fashioned dances.
FOR ROBOT IS
Expeditionary Force, A'
(AP) — Aimerlcon troops s
ed over halt of the Breton I
sula today, thrusting nearly
the port of Nantes at ita ba
advancing to within 83 ml
Brest at ijts Up.
To the north in Normandy i
man troops were In a |
withdrawal from 4he ,Odotl-C
valley southwest of C,
thrust by British and "Cana
troops there was bringing
. a possible major German
to the Seine river 70 miles to <
east and the opening of the w y
Giving up SO square milea of j
territory in a five - mile retreat,
the Gennans below the Canadian
sector were declared in a front
dispatchto be moving their force*.
baffk and forth In great confu-
After six days of battling, Brit-
ish troops knocked loose Villen-
Bocngc, the keystone of the Ger-
man defenses west of the Orne
river; and took at least IS towns
Advancing on an eight - mild
front, the Tommies swarmed Into
evacuated Vlllcrs - Bocage and
Captured Noycrt, Esquay, Evercy
and Hills 112 and 113 — all points
the Germans had fought bitterly • v
for W(jeks to hold.
The fall of VUlers - Boc«.?e l*ft, ; '
the Naris with the choice of cith-
er pulling out or running the risk
Mackenzie, Associated of Waving their force* trapped In
Pfc. David Granger,
Of Orange, Gets
Purple Heart Medal
Press War AnnlvsJ
Hitler's robot bomb, which is
pouring so much death and de-
struction into London, presents a
inn)' r problem whose solution
secn .H to depend on the upved
with which the western Allies are
able to develop their drive to-
wards Paris antj Berlin.
Thete are two apparent Ways in
which Ibis devilish weapon can
bp eliminated. One is to destroy
the launching platforms — and
intensive bombing thus far has
failed to turn the trick." The oth-
er is to romiiel the Germans to
retreat from the Pas de Calais
const opposite England so far that
they will be outside the effective
radius 'of the robot, whiuh is a-
Imut ISO miles.
This brings us back to the swift-
ly developing battle of France.
When the Allies stint to sweep
east arid northeast from Norman-
.. V-shaped wedge between the
Odon and Orne rivers extending
from Evercy northeastward to-
ward Caen. V
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Mr. O'Connor said the Nation
al Foundation would now be able
to add more epidemic fighters and
additional equipment lor emer-
gency aid and, at the sume lime,
continue its relentle-;n fight tii
learn how to prevent .-iikI cure
the disease. .
"Funds from the t!Ht March
of Dimes," he con 11 titled, "will
liermit the National fc'oundation
not only t<T expand its atiT to
those who are stricken but also
to/open up now fronts of research
which some day will pierce the
the defense of this disease and
permit us to prevent it
Pic. David Granger, whose home
is at 1103 Eleventh street, Orange,
has been awarded the Purple
Heart Medal for wounds sustain-
ed in the BougainviHe campaign,
according to information received
here by Mis G. C. Strickland.
Pfc. Granger has been in overseas dy, 'hey will flank the Nazi coast-
service wrth the S Marines for "I forces thiU are operating the
seventeen months and Is how re- flying' bombs. This will be cal-
coverlng from wounds before re- eulated to cause fh^i...Hitlerites t1
turning to active duty. withdraw. Indeed it vVqn't be aur-
prisipg lo see the. Gcrrtitujs head-
ing for thcii inner (iclensw^ be
hind the Maginot and Sii ,,fried
F« j |j • i . lines holme Jong, tli. way their.
riOOy iNignT" liuhlinc machine is ciacklng up.
F.limlnalion of the robot bomb
Stockton, Ga„ Aug. 5. (AP) —
A west bound Atlantic coast line
passenger train Crashed Into the
locomotive of a by-passed freight
on a siding near here early today, ...a
killing at least 4fl persons, mostly ,
" ' ' —: home tat: ViSH
Police Arrest 7
!>:t per cent
freight cars are
of the nation's
used for hauling
City Police department repoi ted
seven attests Fi idity ni(;bt on the
lollowingN charges: twelve-* for
drunkenness; one for investigation,
one for indecent exposure; and
two for disturbing the peace
Mrs. I M Hubbard of Houston
is visiting here with her sistris,
Mrs. A L. Di.'eji arid Miss Mary
thus becom«f) one ol 'the prime
reasons fot kpeeil in the AlH ,'i'
offensive a speed. Itkidy to ac-
celerate rapidly now that we have
broken out of. the Normandy pe-
ninsula This fresh bombard-
ment of civilian London can't be
brushed aside lig'itly with the
tnilsm "the British citn take i, "
the wcek-ond to Alabama.
H. L. Tomlinson, station agent
for the railroad, said "t least 48 /Uil
bodies had been fptind.
all the dead, he said, were negroes, •
members of a work gang which
had been at Doctoftown, Ga. Tom-
linson said more bodies were. In
the wreckage, bin he could hot '
estimate the number. An updtf- ■
termined number were Injurrd. I
Turner Rockwell, managing ed-
itw V>f the Vnldosta Times, who
reached the /scene shortly after
Ihihcd and two others
the crash, Wid two passenger cars
were demm "
damaged. xn " i
Rockwell said- an apparent riHl
failure hurled the passenger train
Into the freight as It passed the
siding. The passenger cars struck
the engine of the freight, on*
Certainly the British can take „"pntt7ng""lengthwise It was ill
It, and the Hitlerites cant help the car that most of the dead were
found, Rockwell said.
Mrs. J It Blade:
visiting heie in the
daughter, Mrs W.
7 U! Chci i y . 'ti t
of Tylei Is
home of her
No change in the ice shortage cannot' fail to be calirpitous "
situation was reported in Orange On Guam, Americans captured
Grand Island, Neb. (AP) -De- Saturday, despite the efforts of Mt. Barrigado, a new height from
■ '■ ' spite his years and a bus trip local officials to solve the prob- which to shell. 7,000 or more Jap-
of nearly. 250 miles, Charles Win- lem. anese pinned Into the north end ;
TURNABOUT klepleck of near Manhattan, Kan.. Representatives of lhe war food of the island. U. S. carrier planes !
New York. (AE) .— Jean Hoi- beamed proudly as he paid a bill administration spent Friday in attacked the trapped garrison with
loway, now a radio script writer, at the hospital here — a bill dated Orange and conferred with the bombs and rockets, but gains
' to be in an English class at Aug. 3, 1887. mayor-elect, industrial headi'," were slight.
Jose State College, Calif., un- Dismissed from the hospital v57 housing officials, ice producers Chinese defenders of Hengyang,
. Dorothy Kaucher. years ago, Winklepeck was told and other iofficlala in an effort to In Hunan province, were still
Dr. Kaucher is a student to pay the bill, , amounting to speed solution of the problem. holding off Japanese * who must
in MisKHolloway's radio work- $21.42. whenever he could. Win- ' —^ take that city to complete their
There are an estimated five bil- conquest of'the Canton-Hairi
I .like Chin le:- .
in tlic home ii
Mrs J M
turned to h«• i
iut; a visit in
home following a
II Sanders, .Jr., of
I.a., is visiting here
I Mr and Mis J It.
their cause by such tactiid, Actu
ally Hitler's new weapon is only
making it certain that he and his
gang will pay after the war. How-
ever, it would be foolish not to
recognize the terrible strain which
England Is enduring.
visit heri* with
11.00 p. m. To to the Church
of your choice
4-0:30 p. m,. Social Hour for
\ 6:30 p. m. Music Appreciation
Hotir, Reading roon; everyone
Movies will be shown In the
lobby throughout the week War
pictures, remedies, shorts
OUINTHER VON KIU6I, new Ger-
man commander In the west, Is
pictured above In a photo recently
received from a neutral source. He
la taking over Rommel's job of
conducting Germany's defenses on
the channel coast, and ha* pledged
hia loyalty to Hitler and the Nasi
P*rt/' (InttfMttiODtlJ BCjeifUM.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence McKln-
Icy of Orange and Mrs Ollan Sut-
ton and children of Vinton, La,
left this morning for Dallas to
vistt Mrs, McKinley's nephew.
Lieutenant - Cojonei Frank C.
Merrill arid family. "Before re-
turning they wi(t visit Mrs. Mc-
Kinley's nleoe, Mrs. Carl Raschkc
in Oklahoma City, Okla.
MrK Harvey Hargis underwent
an appendectomy at the Frances
Ann Lutrher hospital on Thurs-
day of last week and Is td remain
in the hospital during the next
New York. (AP) — When a
robber said to Shirley Davis, 21,
"This ,s a stickup. Drop your
purse," he picked the wrong girl.
She retaliated with a kick In
York univer- klepeck gave the hospital $25 and
V .. ' .•
refused the change.
lion birds in the united Sutes.
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Tom Wilbiii Cappeil, age 3, son
ol Mr. and M;s Torn C. Cappel
of Port Arthur, was drowned late
Friday when si srriall boat was
sunk at Indian Lake near Hart-
Sue Fieri C.ipjKi, ap<> 4 and
Joe Be'h C'ltppcl. aj;e ii'id Shui-
le.v Frank Meadnwr,, eikdit noiiths
old, were rescued''by It.' K Bar-
row and M's:< Cathryti Barrow
who also occupied the boat,
The Infant and Miss Barrow
were brought -+ -0range in a
/Hanscom funeral home ambulance
Friday nip tit and were p v«n
treatment at a local hospital, Miss
Barrow was credited with ^ho
rescue of most ot the group.
The party had crossed ihu wa- i'tVangeiy^'abotit a lawn.
ter to a sand bajr for the children They found four
to swim bnd was returning when ln- Boross the area
the boat started leaking. neu on han<j8 an<|
Thr b'fy had not bccn the polleo war* doing the sama,/.7'f®
recovered Saturday morning. But tiny ilsver did find
- ■ ' Ot th*
1iM i' i|i n4 "II
Chicago. (AP) - Golfers who
have little luck In searching tor
balls could look with sympathy
upon Joseph Wolff, who need*
2,000 used pellets if he's to
tinue In business as operator of
a driving range. ,. hk,,
Thieves, who may or may
W interested in pvacUcfog their
game, took his supply. ,•>
. THE BUNT .' wr-
Seattle. (AP) —■ Two policemen
hurried but to inveitlgata 4 report
that fodr man were rolling
l ln the dwk".
Of all commercial commodities though oyer 20 billion tons of
the shins and traded punches un- sold, bitumirous coal bt cheaper bituminous
til police responded to her than all of them except the lowest in the
priced sand and gt*vel.
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