Sinking of the Bismark

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Sinking of the Bismark - PARIS TElll'EKATCJRJSS: Monday, lilfh 81, low...
PARIS TElll'EKATCJRJSS: Monday, lilfh 81, low *7. KAST TEXiS: 1'a.etly cloudy Tuenlnf night »nd Wed»f »d»?; scattered tb»nel«rshower» near upper coast and 1» extreme ««»t- centrnl portions Tuesday night or \Ve<lnesduy. lientlc to Cretli .southeasterly winds on lh« coast. OKLAHOMA: 1'urUy cloudy and ansettU-O. widely »c«tt«ed thundershoivers Tuesday night »nd Wednesday, Uttlc change In Full Leased Wire Associated Press—RegioruJ and Local News (AND THE DINNER HORN) FINAL EDITION TMj MAT IMI "sTMii i WIT it it ~"~) | | | i| *i~"I ~ 41 g'r'6r~7j~ gf tf M 11| 121 13| 14| 151 181 17 18|" 19J 20| 21J" 25| 26] 27| 28| 29 3«| 31 VOL. 72 NO. 313 PAEIS, TEXAS, TUESDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 27, 1941 TEN PAGES ESTABLISHED 1869 ritish Sink Battleship Bismarck his Day And Time By W. N. F. !ooseve/f's Speech fTHE SPEECH OF President * Roosevelt, scheduled for Tues- ay night, already has stirred .ore speculation than any event |n recent weeks. Interest in ifwhat the President will say has [•been heightened by developments Avithin the last two days, including including the battle in the North Atlan- itie between German and British Jhavai units, the announcement ffrom Nazi Grand Admiral Raeder |that American convoying would fconstitute an open act of war, rand. the replies from. Washington fby Presidential Secretary Early land Secretary of State Hull. I Dispatches from Washington |Tuesday indicated that so much lire had been stirred in the cap- fifal by Raeder's words that the t President might use even stronger I language than he had planned fin his fireside chat. But there is I noii much disposition to believe I that the President will be so imxich disturbed and distressed by i developments as to make a state- |ment declaring for war. There has been a strong feeling i for some time now that the President President would make an important announcement in his address to •the nation. That this was true was indicated, some said, when he suddenly postponed the speech until today. The fact the President President was ill was mere or less overlooked, but there still was room for the logical observation that the decision faced by" the President was important enough thai he v, anted more time to consider consider it before announcing anything. anything. To the minds of some, Tuesday night's announcement will be for convoys. Those holding this belief belief UX'k on new confidence in their ability as seers with announcement announcement the President had de- "cided to re-draft his speech. This, they said, was further proof that the President was not to be bluffed by Hitler; that he would, in fact, declare for convoys. To Ask People? Then there is the school of thought which opines the President President will ask the people how they feel about a declaration o£ war. Every American knows the President can't declare war, but Vie can find out from the people, by putting the question to them, how they feel about Congress taking this step. Therefore, some ssy, he may do this Tuesday night. Then, if the response from the people indicates their disposition disposition is for war, Congress will Roosevelt Asks Three Billions For New Airplanes Momentous Speech Tonight Is Extended To 45-Minure Length WASHINGTON, (ffi) — In the midst of preparing a momentous, pronouncement on . governmental policy President Roosevelt asked Congress Tuesday for $3,319,000.000 $3,319,000.000 in appropriations for more airplanes. airplanes. The army would get the bulk of the money and an informed source said it would use §2,506,868,800 of it to provide 13,000 warplanes. Stephen Early, Presidential secretary, secretary, told reporters that the Chief Executive would extend his fireside chat Tuesday night an extra extra 15 minutes and asserted: "I think you can say that by Wednesday morning there can no 'longer be any doubt as to what the national policy of this government is. I think I'll just stand on that." Letter to Rayburn Early announced that the request request for huge new funds for planes was being sent to Capitol Hill in a letter to Speaker Rayburn. Rayburn. Of the total, $2,790,000,000 would be for the army and $529,000,000 $529,000,000 for the navy. Early declined to estimate the number of planes to be ordered with the money or to say whether bombers would' be emphasized. Nor would he go into any detail on the possible contents of 1 the presidential address Tuesday night. He said', however, that it had been cut and worked out and eliminations and additions made until it had reached the point where it could' not very well be fjttad into the, original 30 minutes for which it was scheduled. Accordingly, Early is asking broadcasting companies, which will transmit • Mr. Roosevelt's words to the entire world, for a 15-minute extension of time. ' SSsr-iiflcant Address Again Tuesday, Early offered' no discouragement to reports that the address would probably be one of the most significant ever delivered delivered by the Chief Executive. The President planned to devote devote most of his day to the address, address, and the White House, indicated indicated that it would take into co_n- sideration virtually any major change in international affairs occurring before 8:30 p. m. (C.S.T.) when Ms. Roosevelt speaks by radio. THE SCORE IS NOW EVEN; BISMARCK IS SUNK Fire Truck Bought At Cost Of $8,035 Ordinance Extending Sunk by the British early Tuesday morning, morning, the Bismarck, 35,000-ton German battleship battleship which sunk the English warship Hood, is shown above in a. picture released in Berlin Monday. Scoring a victory over the Hood in the Strait oil Denmark, the Bismarck, crippled by a torpedo, lied toward the coast of France, but was caught, following its victim to the bottom of the sea 400 miles west of Brest, France, in the North Atlantic. (Telemat) Johnson Pleads Unity Need, Pursues FDR Votes In Talk Young Congressman Bases Appeal On Backing For President, Need For Senate Cooperation Seeking to make Texas Roosevelt votes into Johnson votes, Lyndon Johnson asked election to the Senate on the grounds of unity and support for the-President Monday night. ' .. Johnson spoke at Bywaters Park to crowd of 500, made up of Parisians and members of five-county rally who gathered here-to hear the 32-year-old Congressman. : The Central Texan made all the political capital he could out of his friendship with Roosevelt, who called him an "old, old friend" several weeks ago, declaring declaring that the U. 'S. now needs "leadership which pulls with .the President in acts, not words alone." For additional pictures of Johnson rally, sec papc G But while pulling every stop on Roosevelt overtones, Johnson got in many a lick for Johnson, blasting at strikes and booming DANCER RETURNS defense. "My mother ..." he' said, "wants the strongest battleships, submarines and torpedo boats— and more of them than any other nation possesses. "She wants the Invader stopped out on the water—over in Iceland, Iceland, the Cape Verde Islands, the Canary Islands, at Dakar: : and "at Singapore, not In Brazil or Mexico, Mexico, or on the Rio Grande down south in Texas." Navy Ready Calling attention to the fact that he had been a member of the important naval affairs committee committee of the House, the tall, neatly dressed administration lieutenant asserted, "Our Navy is the only arm of our defense ready to function now." Advocating an all-out arming and complete cooperation behind the White House, Johnson took note of the possibility of war in a statement that brought him his See JOHNSON, Page 6 Col. G I 5. Gets Vichy's Written Promises Police Capture Elusive Car Thief Here Early Tuesday Matthews Grant, 23, Ex-Convict, Taken Near Stolen Auto Capture here shortly after 8 a. m. Tuesday of Matthews Grant, 23-year-old Sulphur Springs native, native, brought to a close a brief but active period of car thefts and burglaries in Northeast Texas. Grant, released March 25 from the Texas Penitentiary on parole, was captured by City Policeman Newt Baker at the corner of 19th und Houston Sis: Policeman Calvin Calvin Hudson aided in Grant's capture, capture, City Marshal Jack Heeves at noon Tuesday was continuing questioning of the former convict regarding several burglaries of Paris business establishments during the past two months. Marshal Reeves said he will file a burglary and a car theft charge against Grant. Wanted Other Places The sandy-haired, slightly mus- tschcd felon also is wanted in Greenville and Sulphur Springs for car thefts -nd investigation of burglaries. When arrested, Grant w a walking away from the green 1938 Ford sedan, Texas license number 746-821, which he admitted admitted taking in Greenville Sunday. Sunday. The theft was his last of four car thefts, which started on May 13 with the stealing from a Paris street of a 1936 Ford sedan belonging to L. B. Killebrcw Hood Destroyer Goes Down With Flag Up, Guns Firing Four Destroyers, 2 Cruisers Lost By British At Crete London Admits Loss As Berlin Claims 25 Vessels Sunk LONDON, M>) — The British has lost the cruisers Gloucester Gloucester and Fiji and the destroyers destroyers Juno, Greyhound, Kelly and Kashmir while two battleships and "several other cruisers" have neen damaged in the battle of rete, it was learned in authoritative authoritative circles Tuesday. No sea-borne German forces have been landed on Crete, but reinforcements are reaching the Allied garrison, it was said. The German High- Command declared Monday the British had lost 11 cruisers, eight destroyers, five torpedo boats and one submarine submarine in the battle o£ Crete, and Hint a battleship and several other British war vessels had oeen badly damaged. The Allied forces were said to have inflicted "very heavy losses on the Germans since the air-borne Nazi Invasion started a week ago Tuesday. Continuous Air Attack "The battle of Crete now has lasted for a week and during this whole time our troops have been subjected to an intense and continuous continuous scale of air attacks to which, owing to geographical conditions, conditions, our air force has only been able to make a very limited but gallant counterpoint. "We have not, however, been able to prevent other descents of air-borne troops to'reinforce the enemy and the weight ot this attack attack has grown from day to day. "The battle has swayed backwards backwards and forwards with indescribable indescribable fury at Canea and equally fircely, although on a smaller scale, at Retimo and Herakleton (Candia.) "Reinforcements oC men and supplies have reached and are reaching General Freyberg's (Allied) (Allied) forces and at this moment the issue of magnificent resistance hangs in the balance." Railroad Piers In New York Harbor Burn JERSEY CITY, N. J. OT—Two Pennsylvania Railroad piers, 25 box cars and three Hudson River car floats, all laden with merchandise merchandise tor shipment to New Helpless, Torn Apart By Torpedoes, Vessel Caught By English 400 Miles West Of Brest •; By The Associated Tress Gcrmony's new 35,000-ton battlesnip Bismarck, trapped I// overwhelming- guns of the British fleet and the torpedoes ot darting planes, was sent to the bottom of the North Atlantic after a three- day hunt at 11 a. m. (3 a. m. CST) Tuesday even as her guns still blazed and her radio sent a last message • home, "Long Jive the Fuehrer!" With With her swastika flag flying to the end, the big German sea raider fell victim to what the British described as "the whole apparatus apparatus of our ocean control" in a pitched battle some 400 miles- west of Brest, France. • Thus did Britoin's Royal Navy repay the greatest blow to its pride sinc<: the war began—the sinking on Saturday of the 42,100- ton battleship Hoed, the world's largest fighting craft, with the loss of approximately 1.300 officers and men, in a fight with the Bismarck off Greenland. Rudder And Propellers Smashed Overtaking- the German man-o'-war as she reeled hi uncontrollable uncontrollable circles, her rudder and propellers smashed by aerial torpedoes, the British fleet delivered the coup de grace and closed" one of the greatest naval chapters in history. . • Britons found another big headline in reports from Greek sources in Cairo that 18,000 Germans have lost their lives so far in the aerial invasion of Crete, including 5,000 drowned at sea. Hitler's High Command said the Bismarck was crippled at 9 p. m. Monday night, 400 miles west of Brest, when she was hit by two plane-launched torpedoes, smashing her rudder and propellers. "In the battle against gradually increasing strength of enemy naval forces, the battleship Bismarck' fought on," the Nazi .'High. Command said, "until finally on the morning of May 27 it fell victim, to superior strength." Berlin radio reported that the Bismarck's last message read: • • , "Ship out of control. Will fight'to the last shell. Lour live, , the Fuehrer!" - ',, Was Headed For France The fleeing Nazi raider was reported headed for refuge from- pursuing British warships in a French port, either Brest or' St, Nazaire. when torpedo-carrying planes from the British aircraft earner earner Ark Royal sent her to the bottom—the first battleship ever reported iiunk by aerial attack. . . -,-,",»' — .-—— An American-made Catalina plane was credited with first spotting the Bismarck, bringinc other planes and British warships to deliver the coup de grace -ib the already 'twice-wounded'Ger- man craft. Authoritative quarters in -Loa* don' said the '35,000-ton, battleship battleship Prince of Wales, sister ihip of the King George V, participated participated in the flaming sea battte which sent the Bismarck' to-her doom. '' _• • 1 Thus swift revenge came ', to the British for the'sinking,of th« 42,100-ton battle cruiser Hood, pride of the .British Navy, which was blown to bits Saturday ,b"y-* Coast Guard Picks 9 Survivors of British Steamer Up Ship Torpedoed 270 Miles Southeast Of • Greenland, Is Report WASHINGTON. W)—Th3 Coast Guard and Navy reported' Tues- day'that 39 survivors ot the British British steamer Marconi had been rescued rescued by the Coast Guard Cutter General Greene, about 270 miles southeast of Greenland. The navy reported that about 40 more crew members—the Coast Guard said GO—of the Marconi v,'2rc believed drifting in two lifeboats lifeboats in heavy fog in the same vicinity. vicinity. The Coast Guard cutter was searching for them. The navy's information did not state the manner of the Marconi's sinking, but the Coast Guard radio radio report declared she -was torpedoed torpedoed Monday. First of the survivors, a chief shell hit in her powder during a clash with the Bismarck.. More than two hours after, ttw British Admiralty's announcement announcement of the sinking, the Get- mans officially acknowledged that the Bismsrck had been, sent to the bottom Tuesday , morning after "fighting to the last hand grenade." The Germans said that-the Bismarck's Bismarck's speed had been hamper-" ed by a hit in the prow durinfc th<* battle with the Hood and'that later the same day she was -fur-< - ther slowed by an aerial torpedo' hit. . > Presumably, the Bismarck hafl a complement of 1,300 to 1,500

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  1. The Paris News,
  2. 27 May 1941, Tue,
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