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The Byline of Dependobi/»ty Hope VOLUME 44— NUMBERT69~ Star The Weather Arkansas: Liltlc temperature change this afternoon and tonight. Star of Hope, 1899; PrCM, 1977. Consolidated January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, MAY 1, 1943 O (AP)—Means Associated Press (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c COPY Government Seizes Mines Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor ALEX. H. WASHBURN Allies Deliver Heavy Raid on German Cities % —Europe London, Ma I —(/I 1 )— The RAF made a "heavy attack" last night on Kssen and other Ruhr valley gargets in Western German and "today several squadrons of heavy bombers, believed to be American Liberators of Fortresses or both. flew across the channel to continue Hie assault on the Nazi war polen- liiil. * The daylight bombers flew at great height and appeared headed for the Cherbourg peninsula, perhaps found a new Hitler's submarine bases. The air ministry announced 13 ^bombers were lost last night during the fourth attack of April on the Ruhr valley, concentration point of heavy German steel and coal in' dustry. The German communique, recorded from Berlin broadcasts, "^sairi considerable damage was caused at Essen and other places in Western Gorman. Continental weather conditions probably caused the raiders to scatter over several targets in- instead of V ;>sin2., ono sptur^Unn "raid, observers said. The other objectives were not immediately idcnlfiicd. The most recent visit to the much - bombed Ruhhr .area was Monday night when the RAF bat- *lerod Buisburg, 12 miles west of Essen, in the second raid on that river port in a month. Essen has been bombed 55 times .since the beginning of the war and 000 tons of blockbusters were 3 dropped on it in the last previous raid April H. Photographs taken during the following days showed the vital Krupp works there was idle for 10 days because of the damage. t Last night's losses brought the toll of RAF bombers to 602 since the beginning of the year. Tho losses were not unexpected considering the fact that lh,c weight on bombs delivered on ach mission has tripled sin;c 'asl year. 3 Indicative of the new tempo of MIL air offensive is the ris? in monthly losses: 75 in January, 104 in February, 1511 in March and H>4 PI April. 'J'nc RAF had a lull in its bou'b- ^ irg.s of Germany after hitting the ' Naval base al Wilhomi.shaven and hcvily mining Baltic waters V'i'dncsduy night. Spitfires dan.iii'od an enemy minelayer off the coa.s, of BrilUm.v .yesterday and Mustangs of the ( t Army Cooperation Command at- lackcil Axis transport in Northern France. Films to Be Shown !< at Christian Church A showing of film-slide pictures will feature the Sunday night service at the First Christian Church. This film strip was produced by < f I'ho Religious Film Association and was prepared by Dr. Abbott Book, a religious educator of the Disciples of Christ. The film will present the Parables of Jesus and will be accompanied by a lecture by the <l Castor, the Hev. Millurd W. Bag' gelt. The sei vice will begin at 0:00 o'clock. War Workers Solute '"The Flag Nightly Ciimden, N. J. lA'} — The day after the .laps struck al Pearl Harbor, -10 men and five women on the night shift in the RCA-Victor automatic ^' l>crew machine shop met at lunch. Someone in the group pulled a jpuper from his pocket und began to read aloud the Pledge of Allegiance. And as a result, each working :iighl the group lines up with t ^Foreman Willard Smith and recites the pledge, while saluting a flag i thai looks as if it hud been to war. v The Government- Takes Over Make an Example of Lewis Over the teletype this morning came the news all America was expecting: The government has seized the coal mines. President Roosevelt's order came through when John L. Lewis, head of the United Mine Workers, defied an ultimatum to get his coal miners back on the job by 10 o'clock this morning. Apparently Lewis sought refuge in a quibble rather than risk issuing a strike call. Lewis advised his unionists that they did not have a contract with the coal operators and therefore "should not trespass on mine properly"—which amounted to an order lo walk off Ihc job. It would be foolish to waste sarcasm on Lewis in the unexpected role of a prolcclor of legal rights. The situalion rises above one man, above one union, above an entire induslry—for Ihc safety of Ihc nation is at stake. The government has got to get the coal mines back into production, and keep them there, to furnish fuel for the war machine. Lewis should be dealt with quick and hard. And if the government still finds obstructionism in the mines then Ihc entire structure of the United Mine Workers union can be dissolved for the duration of the war, wilh govcrnmcnl administrators replacing union machinery in the negotiations between men and management. You understand thai a labor union, like any other organization whether incorporated or not, has authority to do business only as provided by law. Take away the protection given unions by modern American law and the nation-wide United Mine Workers would soon break up into merely local union groups Three Arkansans Arc War Casualties Washington, May 1 —(/I 1 )— Three Arkansans -- Two missing and one killed — were included in the names of (M soldiers missing in action and 17(i soldiers killed in action made public by Ihc War Department loday. Tech. Sgt. Louis B. Kirkpalrick, son of Mrs. Yctla Kirkpatrick, Mountain Home, was listed as missing in action in the European theater, and Major Harold N. Chaffin, son of Mrs. Hatlic 15,-ChnfTin, Route 1, Box 48, Fort Smith, was listed as missing in action in the southwest Pacific area. Listed as killed in action in the Pacific area was Staff Sgt. Thomas E. Tcdford, brother of William K. Tedford, 814 Orange, North Little Rock. Govcrnmcnl only legalizes those activities which support the* com mon aim and pledge undivided allegiance lo Ihc country in its hour of peril. For any organization lo strike its country in the back while al war is an invitation to government to order il dissolved. There is no other issue. Nothing aboul labor or capital, or hours or wages, or any other question, can possibly be involved when millions of Americans in Sub Menace Indicated in Both Oceans "Washington, May I (/I 1 ) Signs that Ihe German U-boals soon may be the hunters in North Atlantic sea lanes coincided today with hints that Japanese subs have shifted their undersea slralegy and slarlcd raiding South Pacific supply lines in Nazi wolf - pack slylc. Reversal of the German role was seen in a Canadian announcement disclosing realignment of commands and greatly expanded pro lection for vital convoys moving between Canada and England. The switch in Japanese uiidcrsca tactics hitherto limited largely to bal'lo action in conjunction with warships — was indicated in a communique from General Douglas MacArthur's Allied headquarters in Australia. It said the Japanese have opened a submarine attack "in some force in the waters casl of Australia.' East of Australia mean! 1 the Coral Sea and beyond there the ocean lanes used by the Allies for reinforcement and supply. Thus, il would seem Ihc enemy attack is definitely directed against the supply lines from American and bo- Iwecn Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand and New Caledonia, despite the communique's dc'irlh of details — details which Mat-Arthur said would he supplied as .soon at> they will not, assisl Ihc enemy. Such a supply line slab would Band Festival to Close With Concert Sunday The band festival und clinic, sponsored by the South Arkansas Bund Association, will close a 3-tlny session here Sunday afternoon with a concert given by a selected group of students attending the clinic. The concert marks the opening of National. Music Week. Representatives of bands arriving Saturday were from Newport, El Dorado, Kmmcl,- Toxarkana 1 arid Ashdown. Those taking part in yesterday's activities were Monticello, Warren, Dumas, Camdcn, Nashville, Washington, Stamps, and Mope. The concert will be conducted by the following band directors; Lee Wallick, Monticcllo, Mrs. Fay Parker, Stamps, Rucl Oliver, Nashville, Raymond Branan, Tcxarkana, Leonard Fulkerson, El Dorado, Mrs. Carolyn Birney, Ouaehita College, n. E. Lindblad, Emmet, E. Grumpier, Camdcn, C. Parker. Mindcn, La., and Thomas Lavin of Hope. Due to wartime transportation restrictions, many towns and cities were unable to sent representatives. During the 3-days more than 250 registered. The concert will be held at 1:30 Sunday afternoon in the Hope High School Gymnasium. The public is invited. eluding .sons and brothers of these] mark the first Japanese try at wolf-pack hunting style and Nip very striking miners—arc in sold iers' uniform for the defense of their country. The miners have, of course, been misled. They have listened once too often to John L. Lewis—when the natural dictates of heart and mind should have told them to listen to President Roosevelt. This is one of those times in a republic where one man talks—and only one. House Group Asks Approval of Tax Plan Washington, May 1 (/I') In formal reports, the House Ways and Means committee's Democratic majority called upon Congress today to support its compromise pay-as-you-go lax plan while the Republican minority pressed anew for passage of the Ruml skip-a- yeur alternative." The Democrats called the Ruml plan "unfair, a gross violation of Iho principle of abilit to pay." while the minoril countered with an asscrlion Ihe opposition compromise was "a step child of political pressure" and "a conglomeration of stubborn differences." "Under the committee bill," said the Democrats, "there will be no doubling up for more than seven million new lax payers, und Ihe other la.xpacrs while forced 'lo under go some doubling up will receive subslantial rcduclion of their 1942 tax." The Ruml plan, said Ihe Republicans, "is Ihe outgrowth of reason und common sense. It is as sound as it is simple. Il meets Ihe need for putting the income lax system on a genuine ubilily to pay basis by gearing current tux payments lo current income, thereby relieving all lux payers of any overhanging income tax debt. The two reports were filed only a few days after the adminislra- tion, through Treasury Secretary Morgcnlhau threw ils weight behind the compromise version, designed to cancel approximately 44 per cent of lasl year's individual lax obligalions. lion's first, major submarine strategy shift from combat action to supply raiding. For the mosl part though, experts here preferred to wait for tiic details before speculating us to whether Ihc enemy has thus changed ils undersea pace. However, Ihc Atlantic action picture seemed more clear. Most, important nuw anti - submarine phase seen hero in Ihc Canadian an- nnunccmcnl is a planned extension of air ;>alrals from Cunadic oasl- ward and Britain westward to close a , r >00 - mile gap in mid- Atlantic where the convoy lanes up to now huve been without aL- protection. Planes and ships together, the Ottawa ola'.jmenl said, will guard "every mile of the route from North America to Europe.'' Probably the greatest weakness in convoy protection in recent months has been the lack of bomber patrols in the Mid Allanlic gap. Planes arc the U-bo.its 1 mosl deadly enemy and their mere presence over a stretch of dangerous water often is enough to keep Wolf-Packs submerged and slow down llicir move- mc-nls. Beyond the immediate job of guarding convoys, however, it appeared that the Atlantic powers were about ready lo slrike oul offensively — to hunt, clown and sink the U-boals long before they approach a convoy. Start of such lac- tics has reportedly awaited construction of enough ships and planes to do Ihc job. The Ottawa announcement, stressing Ihe growth of the Canadian Navy and | airforce, suggested this poinl had boul been reached. i I The Wombat is an Australian rndcnllikc animal all of whose teeth re of continuous growth. The first U. S. yachts were built and sailed in New York harbor curly in Ihe 19th century. Early railway track was laid directly on the ties; now tie plates are used to prevent sinking. War Workers By Day, Musicians By Night New York (/'Pj - Morale has a dual meaning lu lhat wacky orchcs- jtra known as Ihe Korn Kobblcrs. They make enough people laugh in Ihese uiiplcasent days to be really important us morale builders. But Ihey have their own morale to consider. So five days a week, three members of the orchestra work in the Rex Engineering company plant at Pluinfield, N. J. One member works on a farm. Three nights a week, the band pluys a Broadway night spol particularly popular with service men. Long-Awaited Martinique Crisis Near Washington, May 1— The long- awaited showdown on Martinique —problem child of Ihe Caribbean since Ihc Tall of France in 1940— appeared al hand today.. Only segment of the French colonial empire neither occupied by Ihe Axis nor al war wilh il, the island territory administered by Admiral Georges Robert was cut off from informal relations with the United Slates by order of Secretary of State Hull but kept under closest surveillance by the American Navy. Bolh Navy and slate departments awaited "further developments," without indicating what they might be. But fighling French headquarters here regarded Robert as caught between Washington's official disavowal and the rebellious dsicontcnt of hungry islanders, and predicted Ibis disconlcnl would soon find expression in aclion. A headquarters spokesman suitl Ihe number of Frenchmen leaving Robcrls' domain lo join Ihc Fighting French here had been increasing in recent weeks. Only last week he added, 15 sailers from the cruiser Emilc Berlin (immobilized with other French warshps at Martinique and Guadeloupe) arrived to join the fight from which Robert still stubbornly held aloof. Previous recruits from Martinique included more than 1,000 soldiers, among them Major Jean Surra I, who was Robert's island commander of ground forces. Navy Secretary Knox yesterday said no reply had yet been ceivcd lo Ihc blistering note in ', zhich Secrelary Hull informed Robcrl Ihc United Stales could no longer "recognize or negotiate wilh any French representative M Ihc Antilles who remains sub.se 1 vient or mainlains contact with the Vichy regime," which he do- nounccd as "now an integral put i of Ihe Nazi system." Latin American reaction to lh'' Martinique developments was :, vital factor in the government'.< calculations, in view of Ihe con vcnlion entered into between American republics last year concerning I "provisional admnisilrlaoin u! I European colonies and possessions in the Americas." Knox said thai "we have repio scntalives right Ihere in Martinique," now and added thai Amei i- can ships and planes constantly op- crate around the Caribbean iui:c. Stalin Predicts New Allied Front in 1943 BY T'IC Associated Press Premier Joseph Stalin culled upon -the Red Armies today for still greater blows against Adolf Hitler's invaders, forecast Ihe opening of an Allied second front in Europe this year, and scornfully rejected what he termed the German "bubbly about peace." "What kind of peace can one talk wilh the imperialistic bandits from Ihc German Fascist camp who have drown Europe in blood arid studded il wilh jjaliowtV" Stalin asked. 'Only the utter routing of the Hitlerite armies and the unconditional surrender of Hitlerite German can bring peace lo Europe.' 1 ^RedsWipeOut Bridgehead in Kuban Area By EDDY GILMORE Moscow, May 1 —(/I')— Major air battles continued up and down the long Russian front loday with the sliarpcsl fights above the narrow Kuban bridgehead the Germans hold in the Western Caucasus, while of the Donets river front, a company of Nazi automatic riflemen who forced the river were exterminated or forced lo swim bac|< lo safely through the icy waters. The Doncls aclion was south of fzyum in the seclor 70 miles soulh- cast of Kharkov. The noon com- munique said the greater parl of the Germans who crossed were wiped out and "only a few managed lo swim back to the righl bank." A company nominally .num. bers 250 men. Americans Move Up but British Again Retreat —Africa The Intest- communique and dispatches told of no renewed lane activity in the Kuban, but there was no reason to beleive the Red Army was not still driving against the foe deployed between Novoros- ssk and the Taman peninsula lead- 'fiig to the Crimea. (The German high command said "Gorman and Romanian troops ' again achieved great dc- fcnsivcf'succcss in 'the Kuban bridgehead yesterday.'! the com- munique, broadcast by the Berlin radio and received by the Assoc- iatd Press, said the Russians attacked with strong lank, artillery and air support, but were bloodily repulsed.) •• Russian Slormovik planes were credited with destroying "dozens of enemy guns while assisting land troops." Continued raids were made on railroad stations and other communications, day and night. The niccssant pounding of German communication lines was interpreted as meaning just one thing — that the Russians were well aware that the enemy was trying to wheel up reserves and every kind of war material for an offensive. By ROGER GREENE Associated P r ess War Edtior American troops have captured three more "important localities" and seized 200 prisoners on the northern Tunisian battlefront, Allied hcadauarlers said today, while the British First Army fell back slightly for the second time in 24 hours along the center of the 100- mile western barrier. Allied communique No. 176 said exceptionally heavy fighting raged throughout yesterday, with the Germans lashing out in repeated countcrassaults in the critical Med- jez-ElBab zone which guards the open plain before Tunis. "In one area, our forward troops were forced to make a slight wilh- jdrawal,-bul elsewhere all our pos- tions were firmly held," Gen. bwighl D. Eisenhower's headquar- .crs announced. The Allied command stressed blood losses inflicted on the Germans as the enemy battled with desperation - born to maintain his mountain defenses protecting Tunis and Bizerlc. "On the Eighth Army front, slight local gains were made." Axis reports said Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery's big guns were laying down a tremendous barrage along" the Enfdiaville line in the south — the usual prelude to a new offensive — and simultaneously the Berlin radio declared i Take Necessary Sleps FDR Tells War Secretary lhat a huge armada of Allied warships was moving eastward through Ihc .Slrails of Gbirallar. Russia Insists on Maintaining Polish Break The Chinese utilize, wood-carving lavishly in their home architecture. All mammals, from a liny mouse lo the giraffe, have seven vertebrae in the nei-k. Radio Robots Measure Rainfall Gullinburg, Tcnn. i/l 1 )— Tiny radio robols scallered throughout the Great Smoky Mountains National ParK area arc performing vital roles in Ihe Tennessee Valley Auth- orily's flood control program. Tha robots, which TVA also uses to measure stream flow, now automatically record rainfall in the upper watershed of the Tennessee River basin. They were developed by water control engineers, and record weather conditions without the aid of human hands. Completion of Well Expected This Weekend Stamps, Arkansas, May 1—Special to the Hope Star—Gene Goff expects to complete his Darnell No. 2 in the now Midway field of Lafayette county Ibis week end. Operators were wailing on ccmcnl after sotting production casing to total depth of <i52fl feet. Top of - ; porosity was reported as being (i4, r >!) feel. Exact location is the NE NE of section 0-15-24. Its successful completion will bring the totul number of producers in the Midway field to 3(5. Gene Guff also announced today thai another lest would be drilled by his company lo ho known us Ihc Darnell No. 1 C of NE NE .section !1- 15-24. ' j Of importance l» interested oil- I izens in HcmpMcd county is Iho unn'juncomenl by Harn-stlall Oil Company that il will drill Iho Brooks Shultz No. 1 530 foot from N. line, 370 feet from E. line in the NE NE of section 34-13-20., a Hempstead county wildcat. Barnsdall also announced that it will drill a lest on the McCleun hind in the Midway field proper locution NW NE of section 9-15-24. Nothing definite us to starting dale was reported. At. leasl eight lesls are waiting on drilling orders in the Midway field, but duo to material und labor shorl- agcs, Ihey have boon delayed. University Women Convene at Spa I-Iol Springs, May 1 iVP> — Delegates to Ihe annual convention of the Arkansas Divsion. American Association of Univcrsky Women, in annual meeting here loday devoted their morning'sessi uoln isbo voted their morning session to business discussions. Judge Sarah T. Hughes, Austin, Tex., was to address the group and officers were to be elected during the afternoon. By WADE WERNER Washington, May 1 — (/P) — Re newcd Russian rejection of the Po lish government • in • exile headei by General Wladislaw Sikorski wa sounded here today -— but the doo was left wide open for the. Pole; to form a new Soviet -supporlei regime which need not be in Mos cow. And diplomats speculated ove whelhcr Ambassador Maxim Lil vinoff, who has been recalled I Moscow for consullalion, might b slated lo sellle Ihc Russo - Polls crisis. The Soviel embassy's informalio bulletin published full lexis of re cent Moscow Hsscrlions thai Ih Sikorski group in London is unai thorizcd lo speak for Ihc Polisl people. Bul an embassy spokesman simultaneous warned against speculation lhal a substitute Russian-recognized regime would soon be set up in the shadow of the Kremlin. He inlimalcd there was no reason why the Kremlin should insisl on Moscow as the seal of what il might consider a truly representative Polish government. The texts, however, left no doubt thai Moscow would not recognize any regime il regarded as ••reactionary" and reprs.-.onting the interests of "magnates and landowners." The case against, the Sikoi'i,ki government is stated at sonic length i n an article orginally published by Izvestia. official organ of I the Soviet government, and given j additional emphasis by official rcpublication here. In il Wanda Wassilcwska, president of the' union of Polish patriots and secretary-general of tho Communist parly of Poland, asked: "Whom does the Polish emigre government represent? The Polish people'.' No. The Polish people novcr elected, never appointed never invested this government with powrs. The present Polish government look over Ihc functions of the remnants of the Rydz- Smigly government which Hod from Poland." She assorted "the Polish jjovcrn- mcnl (in London) never repn.-Ecnt- od Poland bul only a group of emigres." The article expressed confidence lhat the Soviel govcrnmcnl will make il possible for Poles in Russia lo "fighl for our homeland, arms in hand, shoulder to shoulder with the Soviet citizens of all nationalities." - -• -«»»•••— Home Town Reunion In Australia Chattanooga. Tcnn. I/I')—Cpl. Robert E. Cooper recently wrote Roosevelt to Address Nation 9 p. m. Sunday Washington, May 1 — (/P) —President RooseveJl will go in Ihe radio at 9 p. m. Central War Time 'o- morrow lo make a brief bul "very important slalcmenl" on the work stoppage in Ihe coal mines. While House Secrelary Stephen Sarly made his announcement to- ay and refused lo predict whether ny governmental action was con- emplated before the speech, which vill be carried on all radio nel- vorks. As Ihc Ion a. m. presidential re- urn - lo - work deadline passed oday with more than 165,000 min- rs oul iiv a 'wage dispute, some action from the president was ooked for in some quarters i:n- medialcly. But Ihc White House let he hour go by only with Early's stalemenl thai: "A le n p. m. (EWT) lomorrow lighl Iho prcsidenl will make a jrief but very important statement on the radio. II will be carried by all networks. "II would be safe lo surmise lhal il will deal blunlly wilh the queslion of. Ihe need of coal to win Ihe war. "I have nothing more." Asked whether it could be assumed there would be no governmental action unlit • tomorrow evening, Early replied: "It may be safe for you but it might, not be safe for me. Another queslion along the same line drew from Early this reply: "Tell me what's going to happen between now and tomorrow night, night and I'll answer your question." The secretary had no comment on a published report thai an order had been prepared directing army lo move into the ^oal fields. He did say no formal statement was in preparation at the W h i I e House al the lime he talked lo reporters. -Washington Washington. May 1 —(/P)— Pre's- idenl Roosevelt today direcled Sec- relary of Interior Ickcs to take immediate possession of all coal; mines in which a strike or work stoppage has occurred, or is threalened. Al Ihe .same lime he direcled War Secretary Stimson to take such aclion, if any, as he may seem necessary or desirable, "to provide '.protection to all such persons and mines." The president signed the orders soon after the While House announced he would lake the coal strike issue — 250,000 already are idle — to the people in a radio address at 10 p.m. tomorrow {light in which he will "deal bluntly" with the need of contiuing coal production for the war effort. The order to Ickcs, who is fuels coordinator, said he shall take immediate possession of Ihe mines "so far as may be necessary or desirable," together, with any and all real and personal property franchises, rights, facilities, funds and other assels used in connection willi the operation of such mines. Ickes was directed to operate the mines or arrange for their operation in such manner as he deems necessary "for the successful prosecution of the war." He also was authorized to do all the things necessary for, or incidental to, Ihe produclion, safe and distribution of coal. In carrying out the order, the interior, secretary was directed, to* ' ,'f acV tii?ruugli v '6rWllli" tHT'a'M^of 'sucfr '-"i? public or private instrumentalities ? or persons he may designate. \ He was directed also to provide*- \ protection to all employes resuming work and lo all persons seeking employment so far as it may be needed. The secretary of war would enter the picture with provision for protection onfy upon request of the secrelary of the interior, Ihe order provided. Merchants to Decide Summer Opening Hours The Merchants Committee of Ihe Chamber of Commerce would like for every merchant in Hope to meet at the Cily Hall, Tuesday, May 4lh, al 2:00 P.M., lo discuss opening and closing hours during Ihc summer months. Some merchants favor opening and closing earlier, some favor opening and closing later, and others favor closing one afternoon each week. The Merchants Commjttee of tho Chamber of Commerce has no desire to regulate these matters and has called this meeting for the purpose of giving the merchants of Hope an opportunity lo work out a program thai will suit the convenience of a majority of those interested. Every merchant is urged lo attend Ihe meeting and let his views be known. Zivic Knocks Out Roscina in 8th Round Washington, May 1 — (/P)— The sweeping zork stoppage in the nation's war Vital coal industry WQS greeted in Ihe capilal loday by grim silence from Ihe While House and short tempers eleswhere as charges flew and lawmakers laid plans to take a hand with drastic labor legislation. There was no immediate indication as lo what aclion is contemplated by President Roosevelt whose powers to deal with the crisis vary from persuasion to martial law, but from Elmer Davis, head of the Office of War Information, came the lip-off thai Ihe ad- minislralion may count heavily on appeals to the miners' patriotism to support whatever course is followed. The usually soft - voiced Hoosier swung to sharp words last night in his weekly radio address and said enemy planes and submarines have not stopped supplies from reaching American forces in Tunisia, "but John L. Lewis may stop them." He said the United Mine Workers head — whose assertion thai miners would not. trespass on coin pany property after midnight last night, apparently was being carried out — "is putting on the squeeze; and if the miners follow him, he can squeeze pretty hard." Staling Iho stoppage story is feeding Ihp Axis propaganda mill. Davis said no one' supposed "that the coal miners want to help the eneny: but how did hundreds of thousands'of good American citizens got into a position where ill tact they - will liclp the enemy, if they go out on strick?" ^ L, "I Milwaukee, May 1 — </Pi —Fril- zio Zivic, former welterweight champion, whipped Johnny R o s- cinu of Milwaukee twice last night and finally settled for a technical j cidenl knockout victory in Ihe eighth round of a ten round main bout. The cagy Pittsburgh veteran caught Roszina with a short right to the jaw early in the firsl round, knocking him to Ihe canvas. Roszina gol lo bolh knees al Ihc count of four, remained in that position while Referee Ted Jameson finished the counl of len, then leaped to his feet protesting that he hud not under stood the count. While the crowd yelled, Zivic and Roszina's handlers conferred wilh Chairman Fred Sadd of Ihe Wisconsin boxing commission. By The Associaied Press President Roosevelt today ordered government seizure of ;ill ilnick coal mines and directed the War Department lo lake ,my acl- ion needed lo provide protection in- federal operation of the from "somewhere in Australia" The conference resulted inZ ivis'cy that he had stumbled"across J. T. Burnellc, also in the Army, who lives across the street from Cooper back here in Chattanooga. The conference resulted in Zivic's agreement to continue the fight even though his opponent had been counted out officially. The White House action, taken in orders lo Interior Secrelary Ickes and War Secretary Stimson, followed UMA Prcsidenl John L. Lewis's defiance of bolh Mr. Roosevelt and the War Labor Board lo which contraci disputes involving both iho. bituminous and anthracite minors were certified. Shortly after the president's order was issued, a press dispatch Idling of it was delivered to Lewis al Ihe closed Anthracite Conference in New York City. He crumpled it up and declared, shortly: "1 won't say anythin The Anthracite Conference then was adjourned abruptly until 1 p. (Continued oa Page Three)

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