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) i/ / Wednesday, May 3, 1944 Non Combat Jeep Driver Captures 1/Japanese, Herds Them to Camp By DON CASWELL United press War Correspondent Hollandia, Dutch New Guinea -- (U,P.)  The telephone jingled at regimental headquarters last night and the signal sergeant almost dropped his mouthpiece from excitement. "Hey," he called to the commanding major, "some guy just brought in 17 prisoners and he says he needs help." And thereby hangs the tale of Pvt. Hurshal (Peewee) Wilson, a di- minutive jeep-jockey and his jeep "Helen," named after his girl friend, and how they brought in the 17 dejected Japanese. Peewee, who is 30, comes from Hawthorne, Calif. His girl friend is Helen Kindrick of Los Angeles. Peewee is hardly the guy you'd I record bag of prisoners by one man for this theater He isn't a combat soldier but drives for Lt. Col. Ar- thur Anderson of the 41st division . =_ ?= ? But he's always prowling arouner| . [ ...... the front lines in his spare time i|||| =lf hunting souvenirs. 'i LI/I J%W*I%W* I At dusk yesterday he had driven l _ _ Maj. Gem Hugh J Casey, Generali[ r l |= MacArthur's engineering chief and i| n rHftlfR three colonels from the CyclopslVl! |!qU%=||V|| airstrip to Lake Sentani He was re- turning alone, about three mlles W hin .... from headquarters, when 17 Japa-! as gmn --(U,e--- Tne army nese jumped out of the marshyi and navy, in an important change kunai grass and swarmed across, of policy, have partially removed o EMPIRE MINISTERS HOLD PARLEY--Holding first conference of kind since war's outbreak, British Empire ministers meet at I0 Down- ing street to discuss war and postwar aims. Left to right are: Prime Minister MacKenzie King, Canada; Field Marshal Jan C. Smuts, Union KENOSHA EVENING N.eW$ " I "e-rmany Face00 rmcal Choice Washington  The Germar armament industry was faced to- day with a critical choice in pro- duction policy involving the Nazi high comrnand's estimate of how long the war can be continued. As a result of Allied moves cut- ting off Turkish chrome and reduc- ing Spanish wolfram, Washington experts on enemy industrial re- sources say the Germans either must begin now to taper off their production of super-hard alloy steels Or face the fact in a year or so they will be virtually devoid of alloy metals. Alloys make pos- sible the airpane engines, armor plate, piercing shells, high-speed machine tools and other equipment essential to modern war. In fact, economic warfare ex- perts agreed that the belt tighten- ing process for Germany is just beginning to pinch. In the next few weeks, possibly the next few days, it will pinch more severely, for Britain and the United States still To Get Treated Seeds Madison, Wls. -- (. -- $. G Walker, University of Wlsconsi plant pathologist, today urged Wis- consin gardeners to purchase treat- ed seeds to avoid waste and ob- tain greater production, Commercial s e e d processors know how to treat seed with the proper amount of chemicals, whereas the gardener may buy more material than necessary and waste it at this time when conser. ration is important, he said. Page Tliru WNAT CAUS00 mmlJm, sy? Abo1 oetaO m ohdom d mo! dlori ot thl! inertia@ ii be mt  whlJe they I. m us rmdw itlne to the 1 Divi Rfth A. NewYok. N.,Y,,. Dtttllo I- I $02 Korf's Fur Storage Store your pre- cious furs in our own cae- Special Selling I00 SUITS $ d with th.ir h  .... secrecy restrictions from their fu ;feteSOUth Africa; Prime Minister inst.n. Churchill. Prime Minister the roa .............. n -r. i Peon,-- T.,. *,, ...... iture munitions needs by allowing er rTaser, iew .ealand, and Prune Minister John Curtin, Australia. have extra pressure to put on the .......... ory publication of percentage charts of (NEA Telephoto). Peewee takes over the story from their 1944 requirements, it was neutrals trading with Germany. IC0ngress Today ] One immediate objective ls to here: learned today, tUrcje Curbso n have Portugal cease supplying "'First I thought they were na- The charts revealed that aircraft fives. Then I saw they were young/will account for about 36 per eent wolfram to Germany. Japs. ----*--- I of all war production by the end ....... ^ * ^, ,L_ .. ...... iof 1944 and will be almost twice as ...... ......... IPlantSeizures COvered them with my Garand rifle [zarge as me smpomzmng program. It didn't look like any of 'era had I The policy change on production rifles or grenades so I motionedliRformation -- both actual and an- mere toward the airdrome area and  ticipated -- has been urged by climbed back into the jeep. IWPB Chairman Donald M. Nelson "I raised the windshield so Ilfor several months on the theory could lay the Garand across thelthat U. S. arms output has now cowl, turned on the headlights I reached such proportions that news honked the horn and we all started of it would give the enemy anything moving. For some reason the Japslbut aid and comfort. wanted to go toward Humboldt bay. I Schedules Are Flexible None of them spoke any English but they kept jabbering and point-I The percentage estimazes were Ing. imade by the armed forces as of "'I hollered at them and waved my rifle around and finally got them on the theory that Germany would headed my way  eight on one rut and nine o nthe other. 'q'hey were about 19 or 20 and appeared awfully tired but they managed to go along on their own power. Every time we turned a cor. her I counted them but none of 'em changed his mind. They really must have wanted to surrender pretty bad. Crawled Along the Road March 1 and were obviously based not be defeated in 1944. However, schedules are flexible and can be revised downward if needs are sud- denly reduced. The charts showed these approxi- mate percentages in the various categories of production by the end of the year: aircraft, 36; ship- building, 22; guns and fire control equipment, five; ammunition, seven combat vehicles, eight; communi- cations and electronics equipment, "We crawled along the road be-l four; and other equipment and sup- cause they couldn't walk very fast. I plies 18. th'eI rdiOVeuVitah on: haenddLnhdbokd The .general. production picture. r . t accoramg to me charts, will reach .with the other. It got dark snortlyla high about mid-October with a after we started in and I could see/slight decline setting in 'later in them slogging along in the ruts in the month and continuing through the light of my headlights, the rest of the year. "'Creeping through the jungle The charts also showed an inter- that way I had plenty of time to esting change in emphasis in the think about terrible things. What if past year. In January, 1943, con- we ran into one of our patrols and struction of war plants and other it started shooting at them  and facilities to build munitions was the me? What if some of those Nips i number one program, with ship- had grenades in their pockets  I builds ................ .... ..]-,. =L _ . " _ ,, uuu anu alrcraz nlra. .ULU,  uure any way O search But b'" " .............. y t.e eoa o ,vo, mrcraz naa tchoevemrenad t k;:Psanth: .:le crowd outdistanced them all, ranking half ....... ..... again as large as shipbuilding. War sh0otme:sP al y ed rtsll plant construction had taken its me because one shot would send place among the smallest programs. them off into the weeds again. 130,009 Planes in Four Months gotlt:t/lce:mnPhoost When 11 Charles E. Wilson, chairman of .... P .. " Y i the WPB aircraft production board, zoo was asleep ana I tnought my reported vesterdav tha*   - mght arm was going to drop off were ,:',:-- :"- --'-'-; ''== xrom noiamg up tha rme. the four month 1944 total to 30,009. Created Sensation Although this figure represented a sharp drop under the March rec- ''wice they wanted to turn off on side trails and I had to jump nut and shoo them back on the road." The ar-ival of Peewee and his catch at the command post created a sensation. I was sitting at head- quarters when the call came in and heard the sergeant's incredulous call to the major. We all scrammed out to the com- mand post to confirm the report with our own eyes and ears That's where I got Peewee's story of the exploit, right beside his jeep "Helen." When he got through talk- ing I told him: "'Boy, that's swell going. What did you do before the war?" "I was a decorator," Peewee said "l used to decorate a theater in ord of 9,117 planes, he pointed out that greater emphasis is now being placed on heavier fighters and bombers so that the monthly output in numbers for the rest of the year will probably not exceed last month's all-time high. Wilson indicated that last month's production of B.29 Super.Fortresses showed an increase. The maritime commission, in a report covering only merchant ves- sels, said last night that 154 ships were put into service last month to make a total of 564 for the year, Britain has supplied over 80 par cent of the current stocks of U. S. army post exchanges in England. Los Angeles." "You sure decorated the prison-i NOW SheFS er's pen." the maor said." Dies on Train i Walking On Air to Milwaukee to attend a grand chapter meeting of the Royal Arch Masons, Alois M. Klaus, 69, Two [ relax, u your f,t reload almt Imantlr Rivers, died on a tram near Portl to Im rrbi In To Imp corns and es/lous, there's notl bett Washington. Klaus had been ao i t hanI.M, int. So let jar  an five in Masonic lodge work for I .blpltI/ttatcommw/tha/kda many ye"s. =oo omzor. At all Washington -- (A)- Separate senate and house investigations of the government's troop seizure of the Montgomery Ward & Co. Chi- cago properties took shape rapidly today as demands echoes in con- Senta Takes up war contract fermi. nation bill. Military subcommittee contin- ues hearings on over.all demobil- ization bill. House Begins debate on tax simplifl. cation bill. greys for legislative restrictions t against such confiscations. Advocate Changes ne investigating group, a sen- ate judiciary subcommittee headed by Senator McCarran (D-Nev), at- ranged an initial meeting today and announced Attorney General Bid* 'dle and Ward Chairman Sewell Avery would be among witnesses called for public hearings starting next week. In the house, leaders cleared the way for a vote tomorrow or Friday on a resolution that would set up a special seven-member committee to conduct a concurrent inquiry. Approval Conceded Administration spokesmen con- ceded it would get overwhelming approval. Pointing up angry speeches on the floors of both housc, Senator McCarran declared the "widespread confusion and uneasiness of busi- ness' resulting from the seizure "warrants very definite acts of con- gress to fix an alignment as to wha may or may not be done to private business, private enterprise, and to the private individual in his pur- suits." The tenor of congressional criti- cism was that legislation should be enacted limiting plant seizure-s to industries clearly linked with the war program. DFC Award Given to iStevens Point Officer Allied Headquarters, Southwest Pacific  OP) -- Lt. Guy 11. Rob- erts, of Stevens Point, Wis., has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for repeated bomb- ing and strafing attacks against the Japanese in the southwest Pa- cific, Lt. Gen. George C. Kenney, commander of the Allied air forces in the area, announced today. Dial 5121 for your Classified Ad In Institution Appleton, Wis. ---OJ.PJ-- A special committee which investigated the Outagamie county insane asylum today advocated changes in the op- eration of the institution in a report to the county board. ! The committee recommended that no inmates, regardless of mental capacity, be placed in positions of responsibility and that no patient be permitted to cook. Meals plan- ned by the inmates were said to be of poor caliber. Greater variety of food for the inmates also was proposed along with additional modern housing facilities. Committee members suggested that employes be put on a 48-hour week, that several be added to the staff and that less stress be placed on the-profit motive and more on comfort and care. The committee also reported evi- dence that the inmates had been mistreated. Mother's Day Sunday, May 14 You'll Find GREETINGS and GIFTS at ERNST'S BOOK STORE 619 - 58th St. fully super- vised fur vaults. We Germany's Version Dr. Siegfried Horn. diplomatic correspondent of the DNB German news agency, said today that Spain "has received some economic alle- viations as equivalent for her political and economic concessions but no political advantages at all "through her agreement with the United States and Britain to reduce wolfram shipments o Germany. Horn stressed, however, that "so far there has been no German ore. cial reaction to this measure." 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