The Orange Leader (Orange, Tex.), Vol. 32, No. 124, Ed. 1 Friday, May 25, 1945 Page: 1 of 8
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ORANGE, T$XAS, FRIDAY, MAY 25, 1945
YANKS CUT MINDANAO INTO AS
PREPARATION FOR THE nNAL
MOPPMG UP CAMPAIGN IS MADE
MANILA. May 25—(AP)—
Fighting on Mindanao Island was
officially termed in the "mop-
ping-up sta<je" today but thous-
ands of Japanese troops remain
to be dug out of mountain posit-
ions before the big southern Phili-
ppine island can be considered
The enemy's Mindanao garri-
son, once estimated at 30,000
troops . was bisected Wednesday
' when the 31st infantry division,
sweeping north along the Sayre
t highway, met the 40th and Amer-
. icon divisions which came down
" from Macajnlar Bay.
Associated Press correspondent
Richard Bergholz reported that
i advance elements met near Im-
palutao Vil'age, recent headquar-
ters of the Japanese 35th army.
The Japanese pulled into the hills
east of the highway, and the junc-
ture was lightly opposed.
Splitting the isiand from north
to south was largely a victory for
the engineers. Scores of enemy-
blasted bridges were rebuilt has-
tily to keep the swift columns rol-
Organized resistance ceased
Wednesday in the Ipo Dam trap
northwest of Manila on Luzon
Formosa 1 took another heavy
aerial pasting. Escorted heavy and
medium bombers dropped 235
tons of bombs on air bases, rail-
Way yards, barracks and indus-
Two fifth air force liberators
flying up China's Yangtze River
sanlc or damaged five freighters,
the largest of 5,000 tons.
Australian troops on New Gui-
nea captured Cape Moem, four
miles west of Wewak. A strange
sidelight on that campaign was
the finding of 7,000 small boxes
of Japanese ashes at Wirwul Mis-
sion three miles south of Wewak.
The ashes were believed to be
those of cremated Japanese dead
from fighting, bombing and dis-
^-casc since the Nipponese landed
In that sec'or in December, 1942.
Du Pon t Con true ti'n
^Manager Return To
O. It. Ames, manager of the
general construction division I of
the • engineering department / for
the DuPont company, at Wilming-
ton, Del., left here Wednesday
night returning to f headquarters
after having paid a visit to the
Sabine River Works 'plant, the
new Nylon' Salt Plant now in
the process of establishment.
Work at the Orange i plant
where much of the foundation
work is in process has progress-
ed extensively, although it is ad-
mitted that1 the concern has. been
slightly handicapped as aI result
of ,.a shortape in common labor.
TOKYO IN FLAME
GREAT AIR RAID
GUAM, May 25—(AP)— Huge
fires still aged in the heart of
industrial Tokyo today after
Thursday's 9.000.0C0 pound fire
bomb raid, greatest ever carried
out on Japan's capital ..city.
Tokyo Radio said "thousands
of homes" were destroyed. It
made the unconfirmed report
that the mansions of three Im-
perial Princes either were gutted
or partially burned along with
the French and Italian Embassies,
the Mexican Legation, the offic-
ial residences of the Minister of
Education and the Minister of
Officials of the 21st bomber
command here hesitated to esti-
mate results due tc difficulties of
obtaining clear pictures of the de-
Among targets struck were the
giant marshalling yards of the
principal Japanese railroad lines.
Destruction of these yards could
be expected to tie up rail traffic
for the empire.
Members of one crew said they
saw two B-2fte shot down; anoth-
er crew reported three downed.
Domei, Japanese News Agency,
said Tokyo newspapers displayed
pictures of three supcrforts being
Official Peppy Day
Mayor Homer E. Stephenson is-
sued u proclamation today de-
claring Saturday, May 26th, as
official "Poppy Day" In Orange.
The Women's Auxiliary of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars will sell
poppies on the street all day to-
morrow, it was announced by
Miss Oilie Fuller.
The proclomation follows:
WHEREAS, the Buddy Poppy
Jtas been universally adopted as
America's flower of remembrance
ever since the annual nationwide
sale of this symbolic flower was
inaugurated by the Veteran of
Foreign Wars of the United States
in 1922, and,
WHEREAS, the purpose of this
nationwide campaign to raise
funds arc dedicated exclusively
to the care and rehabilitation ol
the nation's disabled and orphans
of America's deceased veterans,
WHEREAS, this worthy cam-
paign has annually received thi
approval and endorsement of ev-
ery President of the United State:,
since 1023, therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED, that the
26th day of May, 1945, is hereby
designated as "Buddy Poppy Day"
in the city of Orange and that
the patriotic citizens of this
community are hereby urged to
be generous in their purchases of
Buddy Popples which should be
worn on Memorial Day by every-
one as evidence of our desire to
honor the memory of America's
hero dead by helping the living.
(Signed) Homer E. Stephenson,
Mayor of Orange
GIVEN LAST RITES AT SEA, HE'S ALIVE AND HOME
A VICTIM of the Jap dive-bomb attack on the aircraft carrier U. S. S. Franklin, Yeoman Second Class
Robert C. BlaneharU, New York, is shown at left, above, receiving the last rites from the ship's chaplain.
Lt. Cmdr, Joseph O'Callahan. But the story has a happy ending, for Blanchard Is shown at right above
as he enjoys a reunion with his wife and meets for the first tune hla fqur-nionth-old daughter, Vio-
lette. He shows his family the picture at the left which appeared In newspapers throughout the coun-
try when announcement was made of the carrier's historic battle for life following the successful at-
tack by th« enemy Just 65 mllea offths shores of Japan. '' y/Xlnteinational)
A sacred program for dedicat-
ion of the Geo. E. Hansen funeral
home opened at 612 Green ave-
nue . In the former home of the
late W. E. Lea, former mayor of
Orange, will be held from 2 to 7
p. m. Sunday.
Participating on the program
will be local ministers, singers,
and musicians, rendering many
The dedicatory message will
be delivered by Rev. W. A. Coi>
kern, pastor of tnc First Baptist
church, the dedicatory prayer to,
be given by Rev. E. T. .DrajM<
pastor of the First PrcsbyWian
church, benediction to be pro-
nounced oy Rev Tprii M. W.
Yerxa, rector of St^Paul's Epis-
The funcral/Konu' which com
FIVE MORE JAP
New Nylon Plnnt
To the Paoplm
of this Community
The step-up In the might to be"
used to destroy Japan Is dramat-
ically sketched by General H. H.
Arnold, Chief of the Army Air
costs 1600,000. During the 7th
War Loan you are asked to_do
Cr full snare
ds at the __
91.333,000,000 a month for April,
May and June, iust about enough
to pay for two 1000 B-29 armadas
These are some of the facts be-
hind the 7th War Loan's appeal
to you to buy the most extra War
Bonds of any war loan. Substi-
tute "aave'r or "Invest" for
"buy.'* Actually you are urged
to aave your money in war
Bonds (paying 2.9 per cent In-
terest at maturity) for the use of
you aud your faintyy 10 years
hence. At the game time yon
perform a very urgent patriot
*e service now.
in buying War
national rate of
, THE SPIRIT OF OLDTlMERS
of Orange and drange county is
to be preserved in a most unique
manner in establishment of a
permanent meeting place for re-
moved in location from the step-
ped up activities of modern life.
In this movement which had it's
beginning a few years ago when
the Orange County Oldtimers As-
sociation was formed, the purp-
ose is to preserve only the proper
spirit of the oldtimers. The -prac-
tice of sending flowers for the
funeral of each oldtimer has had
a tendering effect on sentiment in
behalf of those who lived in the
long ago in the Orange area.
OBEYING HEALTH ADVISE
constitutes a very important ob-
ligation on the part of each indi-
vidual of this city and county. At
a considerable expense the Or-
ange county health set-up was
perfected lirst as an emergency
measure due to the abnormal
population 'increase and perpetu-
ated because of-it's outstanding
value to the people of all ages
an0 walks of life. The great part
that Orange has nad in winning j
the war has been due largely to
excellent health and sanitary
conditions that have prevailed.
H. B. du Pont, Vice President
of the E. I. du Pont de Nemours
& Company, visltei the new Ny-
lon Plant Known as the Sabine
River Works of the du Pont
Company, Orange, Texas on May
Mr. du Pont flew from Wil-
mington, Delaware and landed at
Lake Charles, Louisiana airport.
Local du Pont officials met Mr.
du Pont at the airport'and brought
him by automobile to Orange. A
two hour inspection was made of
the plant site, and some time was
soont looking over the City of
Mr. du Pont expressed his sat-
Kiddie Premier To
Be Held Saturday
Mornin" At Strand
The first "Kid ne Bond Prem-
iere"' to be held .rtfe the "Mighty
7th War Loan Di've" got under-
way will be held Saturday morn-
ing at the Strand Theater, it was
announced by Victor Lowery,
The show, "Music For Millions"
featuring little Miss Margaret
O'Brien and Jimmy Durante, will
begin at 9 o'clock.
Tickets to the premiere are be-
ing given to children of the Or-
ange grade schools who buy or
sell War Bonds and to those who
purchase a dollars worth of War
This premiere .s the first in u
series of "Bond Shows" that is
being sponsored bv the Jefferson
Amusement company to assist Or-
ange and Oratige county War
Finance Committee go over the
top in this mighty drive to raisel
$3,650,000.00 through the sale o
Half Way Mark
Reached In War
For Enlistment, 38
"In line with the Army's plan
for demobilization of troops and
BETTER TRAFFIC ORDER
which prevails in Orange at this
time has come about as a result
of crystallization of sentiment a-
gainst common errors In driving
that ore as a rule very costly.
Nothing will help more in curing
defects in traffic than subduing
of the spirit of selfishness which
would cause the driver to utilize
more of the highways than belong
to him or her.
isfaction with the plant. Bite, and j
was favorably impressed with j the continuance ol drafting men
Orange, an'l vlcirity. Local du j under 3B years of age. a War De-
Pont officials reported to Mr. du 1 partment directive issued this
Pont that the work was progress- week slated that the top age lim-
ing almost satisfactorily, but the j 'I '<>r w°nt°n wishing to enlist in
project as a whole was slightly • the Women • Army Corps is now
behind schedule due to the scar- | "8," C apt. Madia G. Moorhead,
city of unsHlled labor, ' Officer in charge of the U. S.
After t|ic three hour visit In Army Recruiting .-.'ation of llous-
Orange, Mr du Pont was driven ; 'on- 'pxas^ announced today.
back to Lake Charles by auto- Prior to this .>rder, the top
mobile, leaving the airport about 1 u8r limit wi s SO. / omen between
5:00 p. m. for Wilmington, Dela- I th«' ;|H*s of 20 a::d 311 may still
ware. ! be enlisted.
Mr. 'du Pont is an experienced i ~ ~ y
pilot, and pilots his own plane, j CoUnCll Of CHuTCh
Women Meet Next
jWeek At St. Mark's
The Council of Church Women
j will hold the regular fifth Thurs-
! day fellowship meeting 4at St.
Mark's Methodist church next
Thursday, irp. m. The Rev. K. W.
Terrell williie th? principal spea-
ker, discussing "World Peace."
The St. Mark's W. S. C. S. will
be hostess tor the meeting.
And Bob Jackson
Youth Council Will'
Members of the Youth Council
of the Riverside Athletic Build-
ing will meet at the center at 9:30
a. m. Saturday to go to Cow Bayou
for an all day picnic. Swimming,
games, boating aiyd picnic lunch
are some of the activities to be
engaged in by boys and girls
who Will make Uk trip.
Letters were received this week
from two Orange men recently
liberated from German prison
camps, as *ho first direct word
from the men sinre V-E day.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Jackson
received a letter Sunday from
Lieut. Bob Jackson ^.whti .wrote
from Muesburg, Germany where
the liberated prisoners were sta-
tioned. He said for the first time
in two years he could sit down
and write what he wanted to say.
Mr. and Mrs. F. P. McNamara
of 501 Moss street, had a letter
yesterday from their son 2nd-
Lieut. Thomas McNam#ra who
had been a prisoner of the Germ-
ans since Aug. 9, 1944. He was a
bombardier with the U. S. Army,
Both men stated they expected
to be home soon.
With only hat' of the quota
readied in >Var Binds Bold in the
Orange County drive on the 7th
week, Mr. Ed T> Mailoy, County
Bond Chairman, reinforccd the
county organization by the ap-
pointments of co-chairmen, Mrs.
J. W. Anger and Mrs. Eugene
Harmon, to rally the bond selling
forccs at this Important point. Of
the total twelve weeks of the
drive seven weeks are gone and
50 per cent of the goal or $2,031,-
035.00 have gone into bonds of
the total over-all quota of $4,100-
At the time that co-chairmen,
Mrs. Harmon and Mrs. Anger ac-
cepted the responsibility of the
women's division they immedi-
ately started to wofk producing
in the next lew minutes one $100
bond and one $500 bond. Captain
Latnbdin of Houston was the $50()
bond buyer. Mi;, Mailoy has great'
faith that the women's division j
of Orange County will arise to '
the occasion and bring the non-
industrial record of bond sales
"from current total to an over-
the-top mark. It should be noted
that the war production plants
arc doing an excellent job and
are more than half way through
Jheir quota with definite evidence
showing that their payroll deduct-
ion plan will bring their goal ov-
er-the-top at the appointed time.
It is the citizens of Orange Coun-
ty, who are not in war production
plants, that need to visit the bond
issuing banks and post-offices of
Orange this week and make size-
able purchases of war /bonds if
Orange County is to meet its quo-
Edgar K. Block Is
Officer At Fampa
I'anipn Army An Field, Parnpa,
Texas, May 25 (Srecial)— Edgar
K. Block, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Edgar W. Block, 404 First St.,
West Orange, Or.tnge, Texas, re-
ceived his silver pilot's wings and
was appointed a Flight Officer
in the Army Air Forces upon'
completion of his twin-engine
advanced training at tills Top O'
Texas unit of the AAF Central
Flying Training Command.
He is married to the former
BlIHc Louije Gunn, 504 Green
Ave., Orange, Texas.
A $18,000 colored restaurant
was opened this week at 1110-
Secoitd street, it was announced
by Fisher Robinson, owner.
The new business will cater Id
Colored tra le, but white trade
will be welcomed to order lunch-
es and chicken to take out, the
Sam Smith Dies At
Home Of Son
Sam Smiin, 04, t native.of Ok-
lahoma wn.i res'ded In Orange
tor the past six years, died at
fl:30 a. m. Friday at the home of
his son Lee Smith at 404 Lake St.
Surviving besides his son, .is
his wife, Mrs. Hccky Smith; one
brother. Alonzo Smith, somewhere
in California; fOU. nephews and
one niece. ,
Funeral rervicej will be held
at the Hansan funeral chapel at
012 Green avenue at 3:00 p. m.
Saturday, with Rev W. W. Ken-
nedy, pastor of the Cove Baptist
church, officiating, burial lo take
place under direction of the Han-
son funeral home In Evergreen
Old Timers Rural
Meeting Place Is
Ready For Public
As a means of cultivating the
fellowship of survivors, and pre-
serving the memory of the Old-
timers of Orange County, the Or-
ange County Oldtimers Associat-
ion organized a few years ago,
has just completed a most unique
community meeting place In a
quiet rural spot some three miles
west of Orange. •
The building, occupying a cen-
tral position on a three acre plot
situated west of the site of the
old municipal airport, is 32 by
#0 feet, has a concrete foundat-
ion, the roof and top portion of
the structure being supported by
ereosoted posts covered with sil-
ver paint, which, together with 7
electric ligi' poles were donated
by the Texas Creosotlng Comp-
Included' In the equipment is
an elaborately fCmilshed kitchen
with all manner of conveniences,
a cotnmodliis barbecue furnace,
ladles and mens re*t roolns, elec-
tric lights, running water from a
well drilled andequipped by Boy
The place is reached over high-
way 07, via .the "V" or Circle on
MacArthur "Drive with a right
turn just before tire Southern Pa-
cific crossing is reached. At a
point Just opposite the old muni-
cipal airpp.'t hangar, a left turn
is made the next right turn going
directly to the pavillion.
ents cf the Hanscom ! yama Bay, across Honshu Island
from Tokyo, and the Kanmoii
Strait entrance to the inland area.
An unconfirmed Japanese conv--
munique said airborne. Nipponese
troops landed on two American
airfields on Okinawa, 325 miles
south of Japan, where they blew
up aircraft, ammunition dumps
and installations. It claimed the
suicidal raid- was coordinated with
air strikes on nearby U. S. ship-
ping. Adtn Chester W. Niniitz
previously announced one more
light U. S. ship was damaged in
air raids Wednesday and Thurs-
day nights. He admitted the ruids
American ground troopr, de-
prived of tank support by deep-
ening mud, slogged, ahead all a-
long the Oitinawa front. The 7th
Infantry seized new hill positions
more than a mile south ol Yona-
baru on the cast coast against
stiff opposition, while Japanese
troop movements to the south in-
dicated tho enemy was preparing
to set up a new defensive line.
On the west coast, sixth divis-
ion marines poured in strength
into Naha, the Island capital, on
bridges bull! under continuous ar-
tillery fire. In the center of the
line the 77th division captured
two small villages near. Shuri
Fortress and the 90th repulsed
Cpl. Carl Wolford, with (he
94th fire c wtrol *quad, stationed
at Fresno, Calif., 1* here on a brief
visit to his parents. Mr. and Mrfc-
Boy Scout Court Of
Honor To Be Held
Fortv -M!V n Orar.ge Boy Scouts
will be promoted tonight at a
court of honor to be held In the
district court room at the court
house. Judge Sid Caiilavet will
present the awards to the scouts.
The Scout Board of Review
pa*sed the fOrty-sevcn scouts at
a meeting; held Tuesday night.
funeral home with that of new
material will be operated under
management of Morris E. Noguess
a native young man who has been
in the business for tho past few
years here In Orange.
The program follows:
Organ-Piano Duet — "Ivory
Palace*" — Barraclough Mrs.
W. W. Kennedy and Tommy
Vocal Solo — "He Hcstoreth My
Soul" — Blair — Mrs. E. I. Har-
dy; Mrs. Hal Carter, Accompa-
Dedicatory Message — Rev. W.
Vocal Solo — Selection — Mrs.
Betty Jean Burton Cooper.
Dedicatory Prayer — Rev. E.
Vocal Duct — "God So Loved
The World' —• Strainer — Mrs.
F. H. Williams and Miss Doris
McGill; Mrs. C. C. Keown, Ac-
Vocal Soio — "Prayer Perfect"
—Stlnson — Miss Miriam Hilton;
Mrs. C. C. Keown, Accompanist.
Vocal Solo — "Sunrise"—Poole-
Aehley — Mrs. Gerge Craft;
Mrs. C. C. Keowpi Accompanist.
Vocal Solo — "The Lords Pray-
er" — Mal'otte — Miss Dorothy
Linscomb; Mrs. C. C. Keown,
Vocal Duet — "Sweet Hour of
Prayer" — Walford - Bradbury-
Mrs Lev Burgess and Miss Eve-
lyn Burgess, ■■
Vocal solo "Pearly White
City" — Ingler — Rev, W. W.
Kennedy; Accompanied by; Mrs.
W. W. Kenned/ and Tommy
.Camp, Piano and organ.
Male Quartet — Selection —
Jacob Hebert, Accompanist,
Vocal Solo — "Near To The
Heart of G d" McAffe — Nell
Adams; Jacob Hebert, Accomp-
Mixed Vocal Quartet — "Sun
of My Soul" — Kcble — Miss
Francis Withers, Mrs. Jack Bail-
ey, Mr. Charles Raum, Mr. Max
Von Schrlltz, Miss Ruth Pitman,
Vocal Duet — "I Hear the Voice
of Jesus Sav" — Rathbun — Mrs.
Jack Bailey and Miss Francis
Withers; Miss Ruth Pitman, Ac-
companist. t _ j
Mixed Quartet ~ Selection -~
Mr. and Mrs. John Fcrgusou, Miss
ItHth Kmnvrt, Mr, R. T. Single-
tary; Mr, Lloyd Emmert, Accom-
Vocal Sole — Selection — Mr.
Lloyd Emmert; Mrs, Lloyd Em-
Piano DlM — Selection — Mrs.
Zan Crawford anU Miss Nannie
Vocal Duct — "Jesus Savious
Pilot Me" — Hopper - Gould —
Mrs. A. L. Lott and Mrs. G. W.
Vocal Solo "An Evening
Prayer" - Hatteri.by - Gabriel-
Mi's. Howard Morton, Jr.; Mrs.
W. W. Kennedy, Accompanist.
Vocal Solo — ' Ave Maria" —
liach-Gounod — Miss Arthemisc
llickcy; Miss Alma Belle Dodd.
By The Associated Press
Japanese counterlandings by
airborne suicide troops on Oki-
nawa and ampbibUiufi units on the
central China co s' were reported
today as allied infantrymen swept
through five more towns and
turned t<> mopping up in three
widely separated sectors.
Sixty fast little Mustang fight-
ers from Iwo Jima and a few su-
pcrforts swept over the Tokyo
area, still smouldering from yes-
terday's 550 plane B-2D fire raid,
in u dayllgnt strike today. This
j was reported by Tokyo Radio
! which also told of a superior!.
I mine - laying expedition in To-
T-Hour Parking Law
Passed By City Dads
At Called Meeting
The city commission. In u cal-
led meeting last night, passed the
final reading for one hour park-
ing zones to be established in
downtown Orange. The new law
will go into effect In four week*,
lt was announced by Mayor Hom-
er E. Stephenson.
Abe Sokolski was named as a
new city commissioner during the
session. George Colburn was ap-
pointed to the local Housing Au-
thority Board, replacing Mr. So-
kolski vfcho resigned to serve as,
Plans for a new fire station
were discussed by the commis-
sioners with a member of a large
architectural firm Who will draw
up the plans for the new station
and will submit them to the uity
commission for study,f l! 1
When Day Is
Done*—Miss Arthemise Hickey;
Miss Alma Belle Dodd, Accomp-
Rev. T. M,
Only' two persons were brought
before City Recorder A. H. Prince
Frldky morning for trial. They
both were charged with drunk-
Flying Aces Enter
The Flying Acer of the Glrf|
Dormitory entered the final
round of the Orange Women's
Volleyball Tournament by trounc-
ing the Riverside No. I Assembly
Hall team, fll to H, on the dormi-
tory court last night. The Aces
will meet'the winner'of the game
on Monday night between the
Riverside Athletic Huliding"ifquari
and Navy Town. Finals wilt h«
played Tuecday night. A site has,
not been announced as yet by I he
Orange Recreation Commission,
sponsors of the tourney.
Playing for tnc Flying Ac<m
were Captain Vivian Herridge,
Haxel Bellestrl. 4mma
Elease Rolen, Claudia Hall.
Wright, Gladys Dupuis. aftd i
Hatidcock. Tit* losers
resented by Capi
Ima Dm Smith, Marie
Joyce Thlbodeaux Eva
deaux. Pat Isles, "
and Nancy Well.
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