Clipped From Arizona Daily Star

jeubank Member Photo

Clipped by jeubank

 - SEVEN CAMPAIGNS IN ONE! flclp Tucson's War...
SEVEN CAMPAIGNS IN ONE! flclp Tucson's War Chest Drive With Your Dollars An Independent NEWSpaper Printing the News Impartially HE VOL. 101 NO. 139 Entered it Menod-eltat. Menod-eltat. Menod-eltat. matt. Pott Ofltm Tucko. Anions TUCSON, ARIZONA, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 19, 1942 TWELVE PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS jo Za Hp LnJ Ls 0J o n JEDS ADVANCE IN UKRAINE ON 109-MILE 109-MILE 109-MILE FRONT Teamed Attacks of Nazi Tanks, Parachutists Are Beaten Down RIGHT IS MOVING UP Timoshenko Checks Type Of Attacks Used So Well in France MOSCOW. Tuesday, May in P) Marshal Semeon Timoshenkos armies or the juth. beating down and roil riff over the teamed attacks jf German tankists and para chutists of the sort mat nad mn wild in France, were re- re- ported eany toaay to De sun vaneinj? on a 100-mile 100-mile 100-mile arc 1 -111 -111 .bout Kharkov in the Ukraine. "During Mav 18." said the Soviet command's midnight communique, "in the KnarKov direction our troops conducted offensive opera tions ana aavancca. Right Moving Up Less official information earlier had indicated that Timoshenko's left was nearlng Krasnograd, In an irfa about CO miles southwest of Kharkov, and that his right was mnvlne up on tnat Ukrainian metropolis itself. On the Kerch peninsula in the Crimea, the midnight bulletin reported reported only a continuation of "stubborn "stubborn battles in the region of the town of Kerch," thus not repeating in earlier statement that some parti of Kerch itself were in Rus dan hands. Before Kharkov, said Russian dljpatches, the bloodiest and most violent of German counter-thrusts counter-thrusts counter-thrusts -where -where tanks pulling armored Miters of Infantrymen charged the Soviet line headlong and parachut- parachut- liU were dropped in single groups numbering as high as 120 had Iverywhere failed to check Tlmo- Tlmo- henko s progress. f Ivery Soviet account Indicated wit the German command was burling every weapon of Its explo sive armory Into the supreme de pensive effort. The German high command eon leded a "desperate" Soviet resist ince on the Kerch peninsula, but elalmrd that the defenders there wire "facing annihilation." Connterdrive Claimed Of the Kharkov front, an after noon announcement from Berlin ftwerted that 321 Russian tanks had been destroyed since May 12. A number of successful German counter-attacks, counter-attacks, counter-attacks, one of which was Mid to have relieved an encircled German base, were likewise claimed in London, a British military commentator, summing up the general general gltuation, stated that Tlmo- Tlmo- menkos left wing already rested on ivrasnogrnd. and that the Rus. in advance thus was continuing n a joo-mile joo-mile joo-mile arc, the northern end which was at the town of Vol- Vol- tnansk, .10 miles northeast of Khar 10V. Nowhere ll.ilfnl ThlS advance, he mtrfori nv1irs1 double the scope of operations as l few days ago and by reason of 'Ms and German counter-attacks counter-attacks counter-attacks mI been slowed down in some Wees. Nowhere, however, had It "n naucci, no said. Of Crimea, he declared the Nazis ow were In substantially complete -mmnci -mmnci or me Kerch peninsula, "w Russians holding only Isolated WUona. Here, he said'. German Baltics had been very high. FREE FRENCH SHIP FIGHTS SUBMARINE L . EASTERX CANADIAN f"RT, May 1S-()A 1S-()A 1S-()A free French winter battled-and battled-and battled-and may have JK-an JK-an JK-an enemy U-boat U-boat U-boat in a three-nur three-nur three-nur engagement in the Atlantic. " 'turned todav when the ves-" ves-" ves-" limped into port in a battered r ,n"1 vitally damaged condition inn LnR from "dud" torpedo hits lost, Uf're' 0ne of the crew w8 ism .V?' ''""ning fight, crewmen wia. theP ship's gun scored what Wared to bo a direct hit on the marine before the action was ,7" of In the pre-dawn pre-dawn pre-dawn dark-ws. dark-ws. dark-ws. They could not confirm the Jn tne poor visibility. n ship was hit twice bv tor-s tor-s tor-s which failed to explode folded a third torpedo, which past ner stern "oniuTO.V, May 18 (") wcxt of the wap communique nibcr 222 issued at 6:30 p. m., .British Isles: t war uepartmeni toaay an-Iffi? an-Iffi? an-Iffi? toe arrival of additional states army troops. The than suDstanuaiiy larger tw? Previoua contingents and In- In- tank units. inre is nothing to report r" Other area. vwv . Hitler, Goering, Goebbels & Co. Have Little of Hope To Offer Greatest Sacrifices Are Store of Germans, Says Lochner By LOUIS. P. LOCHXER LISBON, Portugal. Mav 18. At the same time that Nazi propagandists poke fun at Winston Churchill's con sistent reminders to the Brit ish people that he has nothing to offer them but "blood, sweat and tears," Hitler, Goer ing, Goebbels and their satel lites are calling upon their uerman co-nationals co-nationals co-nationals for greater sacrifices sacrifices even than those demanded by the British prime minister of all Britons. In season and out of season. Nazi spellbinders are telling the uerman nation that more economic economic sacrifices, greater labor, increased increased exertion, more stoppages of Industries regarded as nonessential, nonessential, and the loss of more blood, more lives, and more limbs are in store. Goering's Appeal This year started out with Reichsmarshal Herman Goering's appeal to the nation culminating in: "The future can be mastered only by a people which, with iron determination, is ready to make every every sacrifice, willing to fight without without fear of death and labor with the utmost exertion. We are ready to face the new year even though it demand greater sacrifices of everyone everyone than hitherto." Sixteen days later Propaganda Minister Paul Goebbels warned that hard times were ahead and exhorted the nation to ever greater greater exertion. "More important than he question of when the war is to end is that of how it will end," he said. "If we win it everything is won ... if we were to lose it everything and more would be lost, namely our very national life itself." More Hard Times There followed Hitler's Sport-palast Sport-palast Sport-palast speech Jan. 30 on the ninth anniversary of the Nazi seizure of power in Germany. Again sacrifice sacrifice was the theme. "German fellow fellow citizens at home! Work! Create munitions, manufacture weapons, then create more munitions, man ufacture more' weapons! Goebbels. in a speech March 21 warned that hard times are ahead: "Let victory at any price be our slogan . . . one essential promem tackled in recent weeks is the pur poseful rational disposition of the - T . 1 labor capacity or our peopie. u nas become generally clear that the third year of war demands a severer severer conduct of the war leadership leadership than was necessary in the initial initial staees. In cases where rigor ous prosecution is essential, re lentless, radical measures musi oe undertaken." Hitler's Final Call Goebbels. as one of Hitler's con fidants, then already knew that the Fuehrer would demand from the Reichstag a month later the extraordinary powers of absolutism to dismiss any official, military or civilian. In several speeches that month, Goebbels stressed the inevitability of even greater sacrifices and even hinted that the present generation generation might never enjoy the fruits of its efforts. Quoting Frederick Frederick the Great, he said this Prussian Prussian statesman once claimed that he who would shape the world cannot himself enjoy that world. With utterances like these din ned into their ears the German people were hardly surprised, though shocked nevertheless when the full truth of the situation burst upon them, to have Hiler declare before the Reichstag April 26: Duty Alone Exists "Let nobody in these times claim vested rights. Everybody must realize today that duty alone exists. It doesn't interest me whether during this emergency ev- ev- (Continued to rage 2, Column 4) City Gets $160,000 for Neiv Sewage Plant From Army An offer from the army corps nt engineers to contrioute out right $160,000 for the expansion of the Tucson sewage uisposxu pmui was accepted in a resolution adopted adopted last night by the mayor and council. , , Th nffer. received by Phil J M.rtin Tr . ritv manager, from the office of the district engineer in Los Angeles, representee in culmination culmination of weeks of negotiations M-ith M-ith M-ith .mvemment agencies. Totinff th nosition that the ex- ex- pansion of tne piani nau w - the arrrty air base and other mili tary contingents ncrc, ayu u. ih. nin id nrientiate as it is to meet the requirements of the civilian civilian population, the city first opened negotiations with the federal federal works agency. Th nHirinal reauest was for a grant of S115.000, to be supplemented supplemented bv S35.000 to be provided hv the citv. This, however, was shaved down by FWA in an offer calling for. a federal grant of $ '. j .......... ..rt iww-w-iw iww-w-iw iww-w-iw iww-w-iw iww-w-iw .. '-? '-? '-? ' ( t Y"i I & FRKK FROM the watchful eyes Italian police after five months of Internment, Louis P. Lochner (left) and Richard G. Massock (right), along with Ernest G. Fischer all Associated Press staff writers are producing some of the first accounts of war-time war-time war-time conditions In Germany and Italy to be written outside of the Axis censorship. Lochner and Fischer were with the Berlin bureau and Massock was in Rome when Germany and Italy declared war against the U. S. In December. Nazi Crop Schedule Slumps As Goering Orders Increases By ERNEST G. FISCHER LISBON, May 18. (JP) German farmers, who are at least three weeks behind schedule on their 1942 crops, have been ordered to increase the production of vegetables, vegetable fats and potatoes. At the same time, Reichsmarshal Reichsmarshal Hermann Goering told growers that the 1941 acreages ITALY HAS HAD ENOUGHOF WAR Peace-Loving Peace-Loving Peace-Loving People Lag In Fulfilling Axis, II Duce's Wishes By RICHARD G. MASSOCK LISBON, Portugal, May 18. (JP) Those of us who have lived among the Italians . regard them as peace-loving peace-loving peace-loving people who have had enough of wars. In the opinion of seasoned observers, observers, newspaper propaganda against the "Anglo - Saxon - Judo Democratic plutocracy" and "High Priest Roosevelt" has failed to stir any noticeable bitterness against the United States. Fascism makes much of black shirt participation in war. Troops of the Fascist militia fig ure prominently in news reports of actions on various fronts. Spirit Lacking Premier Mussolini has called to the leadership of the party as its secretary a 27-vear-old 27-vear-old 27-vear-old 27-vear-old 27-vear-old crippled vet eran of the war in Spain, Aldo Vidussonl. This young man Interrupted the study of law for service in ine legions and was sent to Spain. He is still studying for his degree. Such a black shirt hero has not been able to inspire the Italians with fighting spirit. They prefer home to the battlefields battlefields of Russia or North Africa. That mav be why Mussolini answered Hitler's repeated request for troops with only a few hundred thousand. The Difference The Italians themselves have a new conundrum: "What is the difference between the Japanese and Italian armies? It is the Japanese nave tanen Manila, the Italians have taKen mai nulla." (Nothing.) Most of the Italian fighting is in fact In the conquered Balkans. Serbs and Montenegrins are wag ing constant guerrilla warfare in the mountains occupied dv me Italian army or on the eastern shores of the Adriatic. (Contfnued to Tage 5, Column ) 000 with the city putting up $65.-000, $65.-000, $65.-000, and providing for an expansion expansion program considerably less than that proposed by the city. Martin rejected this offer, and FWA subsequently renewed negotiations. negotiations. Meanwhile, however, the army corps of engineers was consulted, consulted, and the offer which the council accepted last night was the result. The expansion project includes an additional primary settling tank, an additional sewage digester plant, a sedimentation unit, additional additional sludge beds, a pump house, a chemical and laboratory building, building, and the necessary piping st the disposal plant itself. There also will be two installations on the east and south incoming sewer lines to inject chemicals into the lines to control odor and prevent deterioration of the pipe. The army offer provides for an outright grant of money, with the city letting the contract for the work and supervising the construction. construction. of the German Gestapo and the in grain and sugar beets must be maintained. Unfavorable weather, insufficient fertilizer, the shortage of manpower manpower and horsepower, and tardiness tardiness in the delivery of seeds are obstacles delaying this program. Although Nazi propagandists claimed that the Reich produces approximately 600,000 tons of but ter yearly, ranking second only to the United States, Germany has suffered from a shortage of fats since before the war. Food Routes Cut The war with Russia has cut off the overland route to the Orient by which Germany had obtained whale blubber from Japan and soy beans from Manchukuo. Whaling has failed to solve the problem because of the long perilous voyage to the whaling waters. Of 185 margarine plants in Ger many, 136 are closed because of the lack of raw materials. The demand for vegetables has increased because of low rations in meat, butter and eggs. Per capita vegetable consumption for the five years before the war averaged 105 pounds per year, but in 1941 con sumption per capita was 165 pounds, according to German sta tistics. Loss Acknowledged Truck growers Increased their vegetable acreage 45 per cent in the first two years of war. In 1942 a further increase of 25 per cent was decreed. At the same time farmers were ordered to plant at least 15 per cent of cultivated land in pota toes, reducing the planting for feed stuffs and brewery grain. Goering called last winter the longest, worst and most stubborn in more than a hundred years" and acknowledged that spring farm work was "later than usual." In addition to the extreme tem peratures and late thaw, fertilizer deliveries were delayed during the winter because transportation facil ities were tied up with war traffic. Labor Shortage German farm experts said that the phosphorous fertilizer available was only 33 per cent of the amount used in 1933 and that nitrogen sup plies were only 76 per cent of the amount distributed in 193S-1939. 193S-1939. 193S-1939. The most serious difficulty, how ever, appears to be the shortage of labor, and German sources estimated estimated that at least 600,000 laborers were needed. Alreadv 1.000.000 of the 2,100,000 foreign workers in Germany are employed on farms and in forestry projects. In addi tion, 800,000 prisoners of war are used in agriculture. BOMBERS DESTROY JAP TRANSPORTS ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Australia, Tuesday, May 19. IJPh- IJPh- Allied bombers struck again yes terday at Japanese shipping off Koepang, Timor" island, scoring direct direct hits and probably destroying two transports. General MacAr-thur's MacAr-thur's MacAr-thur's headquarters said today. One heavy Japanese bomber was shot down and probably three others others were destroyed, and three fighter fighter planes damaged when 34 heavy bombers and 15 fighter planes attacked attacked Port Moresby in " New Guinea. Minor damage was caused to the runways at Port Moresby and one Allied plane was reported missing, the communiqut said. BRITISH PLANES MAKE ATTACK ONPRINZEUGEN 10,000 - Ton Nazi Cruiser Is Pounded Hard by Torpedo Craft CAUGHT OFF NORWAY Vessel Believed Knocked Out of Atlantic War For Three Months LONDON, May 18. (P) The powerful, 10,000-ton 10,000-ton 10,000-ton German German cruiser Prinz Eugen was regarded tonight as knocked out of the vital battle of .the Atlantic perhaps for three months by the gaping wounds of two or more aerial tor pedoes driven home before dusk last night by an RAF fighter - bomber squadron which caught her slipping along the Nor wegian coast. Reporting that the aerial striking force reached Norwegian waters while it still was light, the air min istry news service said the attack was pressed home in the teeth of strenuous opposition from a large force of enemy fighters and heavy anti-aircraft anti-aircraft anti-aircraft fire from ships." Pillar of Smoke One attacking pilot said he saw a "great pillar of dirty black smoke" rise from the superstructure of the cruiser after he sent his torpedo home. There were two large explosions 15 seconds apart, the news service reported. It said another pilot saw a sheet of flame leap up from the cruiser after he attacked. He added that he saw other torpedoes "running "running well toward the ship." Besides torpedoing the Prinz Eugen, the British planes peppered four escorting German destroyers with cannon and machinegun fire, an admiralty account said. The attack was placed off Lister Fjord, 60 miles south of Stavanger and little more than 300 miles air line from northeastern Scotland. Limping to Port Even at the time of the attack which put her on the Nazi navy's temporarily useless list alongside the heavily damaged battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, the Prinz Eugen was limping back to a home port from Trondheim for repair of previous damage, the ad miralty said. The admiralty gave an indication of the intensity of the attack in its announcement that Beaufort tor pedo-carrying pedo-carrying pedo-carrying bombers, Hudson bombers, Blenheim bombers and Beaufighters took part. While the Beauforts roared in close to loose their torpedoes, fight er pianes hauled a swarm of Nazi planes and the other bombers strafed the decks of the Prinz Eugen's four escorting destroyers with cannon and machinegun fire, a communique said. Nine RAF planes were lost. NEW PACT MADE BY PANAMA, U.S. Nation Given Right to Use Gun Facilities To Guard Canal WASHINGTON, May 18. JP A pact between the United States and Panama today clinched the right of this country to use airfields airfields and big-gun big-gun big-gun emplacements planted throughout Panama to guard the Canal Zone. The agreement, signed in Panama Panama by Edwin C. Wilson, United States ambassador, and Octavio Fabrega, Panamanian foreign minister, minister, formalizes the permission to occupy the defense areas which was granted last year by former President Arnulfo Arias, now in exile, and settles other problems in the relations of the two countries. countries. .. ; Year After Peace Twice in the comprehensive agreement the stipulation is made that United States occupancy of the areas "shall terminate one year after the date on which the definite treaty of peace which Drings about the end of the pres ent war shall have entered into effect" but that "if within that period the two governments be lieve that, in spite of the cessa tion of hostilities, a state of in ternational insecurity continues to exist which makes vitallv neces sary the continuation of the use of any of the said defense bases or areas, the two governments shall again enter into mutual con sultation and shall conclude the new agreement which the circumstances circumstances require." An exchange of notes . at the same time provided for liquidation ot ranama s indebtedness arising irom construction of the strategic Rio Hato-Chorrera Hato-Chorrera Hato-Chorrera highway, withdrawal withdrawal of the Panama Railroad Company from real estate operations operations in Panama and Colon and delivery to Panama of water works and sewer systems within Panamanian Panamanian territory. Subject to Approval These matters will be subject to (Contiaaed to Page 12, Column 1) REINFORCED 55f - 3T! The newest reinforcements to arrive in northern Ireland presumably presumably are being added to the immediate command of" Maj. Gen. Russell P. Hartle, who headed the first AEF to Ireland Ireland in January. It is the second batch of reinforcements being obtained by Hartle, whose command command was strengthened March 4 by arrival of new forces. PUBLIC WORKS SCRAPPED FOR WAR DURATION Federal Program to Be Sidetracked to Save Vital Materials WASHINGTON, May 18. (JP) A reexamination of the 1,400 projects in the Federal Works Agency's public works program with the view of sidetracking for the duration all those not indispensable to the war has been ordered by Brig. Gen. Philip B. Fleming, FWA administrator. Fleming said today the action meant many projects approved prior to Pearl Harbor might be abandoned. Designs and specifications specifications for others may be revised to eliminate proposed use of critical critical materials. "The constantly growing shortage shortage of all kinds of materials due to our war production program requires requires a drastic curtailment of every every form of construction," Fleming Fleming said. "This means that unless a project is directly tied in to the actual production of ships, tanks, airplanes, guns, armament and other necessities of the armed services, it will be rescinded." The administration said projects including schools' and hospitals would be analyzed from the standpoint standpoint of their direct relation to war production, the extent to which existing facilities were 'being 'being utilized, and what efforts had been made by local communities to meet demands for increased space without new construction. Where construction of new schools and hospitals is found essential, he said, temporary structures probably of one-story one-story one-story frame may be erected. Fleming said Colonel William N. Carey, chief engineer of the Feder al Works Agency, began a week ago an exhaustive study through regional organizations of 11 pend-. pend-. pend-. regional organizations of all pend ing war public works projects. tlU-'-'-- tlU-'-'-- tlU-'-'-- tlU-'-'-- tlU-'-'-- tlU-'-'-- tlU-'-'-- .iiiii mmn f "Mr:.,. U. S. Convoy Outfoxed Enemy U-Boats U-Boats U-Boats Throughout Voyage By JOHN A. MOROSO m A NORTHERN IRELAND PORT, May 18 I have just crossed the Atlantic with a huge Ameri can convoy that outfoxed enemy suDmarines all the way. We had to "push the periscopes down. almost all the way of our 2,400-mile 2,400-mile 2,400-mile voyage of daring and skill. The destroyers and planes delivered delivered thunderous depth charge attacks. ' t In . the convoy work the job is to get the troopships through. You don't have time to Investigate attacks attacks or run the enemy down. You blast him when you think he is near and keep sailing. r The vicious explosions left no doubt In our minds that some more strangers would have breakfast in hell. I was five miles away but our ship shivered sharply from the blasts. We were near enough to the target target to believe the submarine could not have escaped. No torpedo was fired at us. Neither Neither were we bombed by planes although our eager gunners prayed prayed for an attack as they crouched by their guns night and day. This eagerness was one of tne cheering things during the voyage. Fully Equipped Task Force Has Brilliant Trip Talk of New Invasion Front in Western Europe Evoked in Successful Naval Mission, . Carrying New A.E.F. By RICE YAHXER AEF HEADQUARTERS, Northern Ireland, May 18. (R) Shipload after shipload of American troops equipped for offensive fighting thousands of them with tanks and artillery have arrived in North Ireland to reinforce the already big United States force here. Fit and eager for a scrap, these fighting men came over as public enthusiasm in Britain mounted for a second front against Germany on the continent. . They were preceded by other formidable contingents which arrived between late January and early March. Stowaway on Convoy Is Just Private Who Wanted Action Quick AEF HEADQUARTERS. Northern Ireland, May 18 (JF) There was a stowaway aboard with the newly arrived contingent contingent of American troops Private Private George F. Duval Jrn 29, of Chelsea, Mass. Husky American police were guarding the docks at an eastern eastern United States port when the troops embarked, so he got most of his gear, went aboard and "grabbed myself a bunk." He was discovered after the convoy was well out to sea. Now he is under technical arrest arrest in Northern Ireland but it Is. likely that he will be absorbed absorbed In a military police unit. He served one three-year three-year three-year hitch in the army before he was drafted. drafted. "Hell," he said, "I wanted action action and that was the best way 1 could figure out to get It quick." JAPS REPULSED ALONGSALWEEN However New Columns to South Are Trying Flank Action CHUNGKING, May 18 (JPh-The (JPh-The (JPh-The west bank of the broad, turbulent and mountain-walled mountain-walled mountain-walled Salween river barring the eastward advance of the Japanese up the Burma road has been cleared of the enemy and his columns have been wiped out or driven back to Lungling, the Chinese announced today. Some 250 miles to the south, however, however, extremely heavy fighting was reported in progress as reinforced Japanese attacked from three di rections In an apparent etion to drive up from Thailand between the mighty Salween and Mekong to flank the Salween defenses. The Japanese reverse along the, Salween was announced later alter fierce artillery fire had been ex changed for days across the formid able barrier which the Japanese did not dare to attempt crossing. Reinforcements Used Instead. Chinese reinforcements were flung across the stream, and in a bitter struggle the main Japa nese forces were thrust back all the way to Lungling. 20 miles from the river, and remnants which clung to positions at Mailaopu and Hungmushu were wiped out. (These places, not shown on available available maps in New York, appar- appar- (Contlnued to Page 2, Column 7) Our Yankee kids 'have the utmost confidence in their ability to knock dowrn planes. So thousands and thousands of cheering Yankee soldiers mechanized mechanized men of America's new world-girdling world-girdling world-girdling army have arrived here after their dangerous and fog-ridden fog-ridden fog-ridden Journey. With these Jaunty lads came the millions of dollars worth of battle tools ready for instant use. The value . of our convoy and its ultimate effect on the war are like the operational details of our trip military secrets. But I am allowed allowed to say that it was the largest largest yet to arrive here. The soldiers of this war are better better equipped and prepared than the lads who rushed overseas In the last conflict. They have a new type of helmet that affords more protection. Their rifles shoot harder and faster. Their food is more plentiful and scientifically planned. They are sturdier, healthier, and as cheerful as kids at a circus. Some grew homesick at times. Others got seasick, but all carried on. , One exuberant gang nicknamed their freighter "Berlin Express." ; Reinforcement of the rapidly expanding expanding American garrison followed followed closely the arrival of advance units of a Canadian armored division division and thousands more men which the dominion is contributing to the great land and air force the Allies are marshaling for liberation liberation of Europe and empire. Young, Tough Men Many of the United States soldiers soldiers who swarmed ashore in Ulster were from midwestern and north central states, their ranks stiffened and smartened by the presence of veterans and members of picked units. Among them were young, tough men wearing the newest type combat combat helmet. Scores of them, despite despite their j'outh, already have served in the Far East. Both the crossing and landing were without incident. The men arrived fit and the dis embarkation, carried out in the greatest secrecy and security precautions, precautions, was smooth and swift. The great convoy made up of liners and one-time one-time one-time fancy cruise ships converted to troop carriers apparently escaped the enemy's aerial eyes and the troops quickly disembarked to disperse themselves among secluded bases prepared for them throughout Ulster. Brilliant Job The United States Navy, charged with the most important Atlantic convoy Job In more than five months of war, kept intact its record of never having lost a troopship. troopship. The army also shared in the praised for the safety of the troops, for the guns aboard the transports were manned by soldiers of the army's transport service, and the ship's crews themselves were civilians. civilians. A British officer, to whom the operation was an oft-viewed oft-viewed oft-viewed scene, said: "This is the finest I've ever seen." The first enlisted man off the first ship to arrive in this contingent contingent was Private Marvin O'Neal who said he was "an Irishman from South Dakota" the town jot Philip. Irishmen on hand to see the arrival . quickly explained that "O'Neil and surely O'Neal is Just an Americanization," is a revered name in Ulster. Not Like 1918 On northern Ireland's coat of arms is the red hand of Ulster, the- the- symbol springing from the legend of the fighting O'Neil clan. Coming ashore with O'Neal was his commanding officer, Capt. Junior Miller, Rapid City, S. D. In cheering contrast to the arrival arrival of other contingents, these troops stepped ashore into "an American picnic," a wharf shed where stewed meat, vegetables, pork and beans, slices of luncheon meat, pickles, Jam, bread, pears and apricots and coffee were waiting waiting for them. One lieutenant-colonel, lieutenant-colonel, lieutenant-colonel, an Infantry Infantry veteran of World War I, remarked as he hurried along: . "The last time-1 time-1 time-1 came over on an old cattle boat. This time it was a liner. The war is getting better." Day, Night Job Day and night the unloading continued. Every American and British defense unit air and ground was fully alert as huge field guns were hoisted out of holds and rolled away. Ammunition Ammunition cases, unloaded almost as quickly as the troops themselves, were taken into the countryside by truck and train. The Increased emphasis on the war in this area of the world, as shown by the flow of men and munitions, brought a new spirit throughout the Northern Ireland command of both British and American American allies. This was evident as the fighting tank monsters rolled off the ships. and clanked off to field bases in the interior. "They're ready to go," lean sunburned sunburned Capt. H. T. McWatters of Pittsburg, Texas, shouted to a British major. Expert Boys The Briton called back to the overall-clad overall-clad overall-clad McWatters and asked If there was anything he could do for the tankmen. Nothing," he was told. The boys will take care of everything." The "boys" were an expert group of long-trained long-trained long-trained non-coms non-coms non-coms and ar (Continued tq Page Z, Column l

Clipped from Arizona Daily Star19 May 1942, TuePage 1

Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, Arizona)19 May 1942, TuePage 1
jeubank Member Photo
  • Clipped by jeubank – 11 May 2017

Want to comment on this Clipping? Sign up for a free account, or sign in