The High Point Enterprise from High Point, North Carolina on December 7, 1941 · Page 1
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<;•• WEATHER •.'•». WHIM* HMruu. Ui**n>k«i«-HI|h H.mi '\ *&»*r<-Mlt* faint • •* Vin»it» fUr lUMtoy and Monday; r»Ui*r cold .followed ky rhinc temp. Mon. THE HK;M POINT Southern turuilurc ->n« 'tus *>uu.»«t Hosiery MiJJ rapacll? SttlNHt an/.rs pain tall*. VOL. 57—NO. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS ,\ HIGH POINT. N. C, SUNDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 7, 1911 COMPL'CTE NfcA SERVICE 1'Ria-; FIVE r.KNTS RUSSIA'S CAPITAL DIRE PERIL * * * * * * * * * * * SENDS MESSAGE TO JAP RULER U. S. Will Seize Skips Of Finland (»y The As«oicia,ted Preis) WASHINGTON, Dec. 6.— The United States tonight Cindered Finnish ships in American ports put under protective custody—finally and reluctantly taking the view that her one-time close inter- More Troops Are Reported In Indo-China Department Of State Fears That Invasion Of Thailand Is Imminent ' • (By The Associated Press) WASHINGTON Dec. 6- Pl . csident Ro05evc)l lo ai . bitl ., lc President Roosevelt has dlS-iihr> issiio. aiYnmim-ed thai he Captive Coal Settlement Is Expected patched a personal message to The President^ direct message national friend was now part Emperor Hirohito of Japan in and parcel of the axisr j the midst of darkening war 'Announcement,of the action was j clouds in the Far East, it was made through the Navy Deparl- \ disclosed by the State Dement which said it had instructed mpr .<. the coast guard to take over Fin- i lllc;M - riish merchantmen tied up in ports i . ,. ., of this country- The order was Io the _ emperor, who is regarded timed to fit the hour at' 'which as divine by the Japanese, was Great Britain formally declared .immediately ^interpreted in well- herself at war with Finland. Hun- informed quarters 35 a" .reflection gary:and Rumania-one minute [ °[»"« dissatisfaction Wlth the ex- *ft*r midmVht. British time. planation made by Prcmicr'Tojo of Japan 'through the-Japanese'en- voys here as lo th'e reason for Japanese troop concentrations in French Indo-China. LAST RESORT The message also was viewed as possibly a step of last resort to avert an open break with Japan since it was considered unlikely that Mr. Roosevelt would communicate directly with the empcr- midnight, British time. "Hjalmar Procopc. (.lie Finnish niinister, had called at the State Department a few hours cariier and presumably the decision was made .known to him at that time. * The. navy announcement listed tut, chips known to be in American ports at tin's time. M SHIPS SEIZED 'lFp:.tb tonight, the United States Nad-seized or taken under protec- i Rostov Defeat Is Disastrous To Nazi Plans Hitler, Thought To Be Run-; .ning.Short Of Oil, In Dire . • -Need Of Caucasus ^ By KIRKK T,. SIMPSON \\orld \Vid« War Analyst U1L jadui. dju iuuii^cu inai. in . . . . ... .. ... -- hoped. Aut was not certain, that! Aside -from its prestige Slg- ' NEW YORK, Dec. 6.— (&)— An arbitration board settlement appeared imminent tonight in the thorny controversy over the union shop issue in the major steel companies' captive coal mines. Dr. John R. Steejman, chairman of a three-man board appoint cd^by th'c board could- complete its task within 48 hours. . • To observers this statement in-. tJJcated tjmt the board, composed also, of John L. Lewis, president of tjie United Mine Workers, of America AGIO) and. Benjamin F. Fairiess/ president of the United States Steel Corporation, was approaching decision. The eight affected steel companies who own their mines and the union have agreed to abide by the board's award, whatever it might be. The board will convene again tomorrow. Russians Cut Supply Route Red Troops Moving Info nificance as the first real-Nazi military set-back of the v war, the German retreat from' Ros- tov under furious RUssiah counter-attacks is a "major disaster for Hitler. - ; .- •'•.. Unless Russian. British. American and all other students of Nazi war economy are wrong, .dwind- ; . ling oil reserves led Germany to attempt the Russian "crusade." *•": Oil. ESSENTIAL ' • >> Only in lush Russian fields along the far distant Caspian Sea. could Hitler find the oil essential not" • •only to his vast war effort but to his proclaimed "neW order" economy in Europe. . , "• With Nazi forces knocking "at the Rostov gate to the Caucasus and also menacing it on the flank from- the Crimea, the Germans were dangerously close to their tfve custody'.'« tqtnl of about SO! 01 ' 'mires virtually alt hope had foreign 'fjag ships.' Virtually all of; i)( ^n abandoned of a saiisfaclory Ihesc vessels, with the exception ' adjustment, of Japanrse-Amr-ricar. r _ . ._ of 11 French merchantmen, have i difficulties through the usual dip-i Aftnraarhoc Of TithuJn- been requisitioned lor the Man- i lomntic.channels. . j ApprBflCneS Ul IIRrtVin, time Commission. .The- French j The Slat.- Department's, terse i Claim SuCCCSSCS Ifi Nor! ships, including the big liner Nor- ! announcement that a message was • x - lomi Ju»-».c»ca.iii nun niandie, arc still in protective cus- j being sent by the President lo tho , totly of the coast uaL'd. (Mikado gave no intimation of its Claim Successes In North (By Tht Associated Tr«s) W^yi^jiiilKKl^KKic * * GOERING, PETAIN AND DARLAN MEET FO.R POWWOW—No representative of Premier Mussolini of Italy was on deck as (left to right) Admiral Jean Francois Darlan Great Battle Is Raging On Moscow Front Both Sides Claim Successes !n Flanking Actions; Red Ski Troops See Action (By The Associated l'rc=s) LONDON, Dec. 6. — Moscow . appeared tonight to be in her direst peril although informants here could provide no confirmation for an axis declaration that the Russian capital had become the target for 1,500,000 acivanc- "ing troops, 8,000 tanks and 1,000 guns. The Italian radio, which relayed the Axis claim, said that this great mass of men and arms, although opposed by concealing cold of 31 degrees below zero ifahrenhoit) and a blood-hoi defense, were executing "the most terrific offensive of all lime." USE SKI TKOOl'S The .mounting danger confronting that citadel of all the Russias \vas illustrated by an "extraordinary series of sweeping claims both for the offensive and the dc- and Marshal^Henri Petain of France and Marshal Hermann Wilhelm Goering of Germany! f 5 nsive - with'both Russians and that Hitler m ™t oc*un ; , a then was peS I- ! released by Berlin shows also that . Schmidt man again. Schmidt, the German mterpre- . Wo ,. e attcmpiinn to enfold i\ios- . ... .- "J-^t. _ - . r _ ... _-., . « j~^ , . I * '^ On June 6 .of - thisAvear Ptcsi- i consents but w=is pointedly coiipled ,-eat : Kooscvcit issueti the shipj w ''*» an assertion that .125.CKX' 'requisitioning order for vessels Japanese troops were reported J'-now'I'ving idle" in ports of the! massing in the Indo-China area iLfntte'd"Slates, including the Canal j ar >d t! iat (.wo heavily-escorted Jap]Zone and the Philippines. This was ' ancse convoys had been sighted amended Ian : Seplember to make 9 !> -ly this morning steaming to_ _ ^September Ithe order effective Cor the period >om June 6, 1941 to June 30, 1942. -'On Nov. -3, Secretary of -State |HuJl disclosed that, the -United (States had advised Finland that (she must-stop fighting Russia or forfeit this country's continued friendship. • • • • • ; The secretary of state told a press conference at that lime that ward the Gulf of 3iam. At the time of the sinking of the American gunboat Panay by ihe_Japanese in Chinese waters in 3937, Prince Fumimaro Konoye, then premier, made a report of the incident to the Mikado following strong United States protests and there also was a direct message from the President ,to the lie United States had been obliged cn LPoror lo challenge Finnish policy be-1 cause^continuation of that nation's; Shortly before the outbreak of ousiy close to oil starvation^pf j ter, brings up the rear (between Petain and Goering). much of his war machine. •:;/ ' 'Columns of. figures have -rt marshalled to pi-ove the Among.them perhaps t i pressed arc; from • Russian -sqj up to the tirhe of the Hitler Turn-i Russian troops wer.e reported" to-1 about .against Russia, Soviet rep-i day moving gradually into the approaches of Tikhvin after cutting off the German supply road to the city, 100 miles southeast of Leningrad. Snow, sub-zero cold and icy winds failed to halt'the Russian advance, dispatches'said.- Other successes were claimed further north where the Finns have been trying for a month to capture' the city of Medvezhya Gora and cut their way to the White Sea-Baltic Canal. The Soviets said the attempt was now a failure.. rcsentatives dickering with Ihcj Germans over trade pacts must have learned with reasonable accuracy~"these points: the amount of German oil reserves the capacity limirs of Nazi synthetic fuel plants; the effect of sporadic British bombing of such plants on their output. Oil was the 1 prime commodity the Germans sought in their, pre-war dealings with their great Eastern neighbor. They probably had to .lay their cards on the table to get it. SCRAPING BOTTOM And the consensus of both Rus- Ncws from the front said the sian aml all other anti . axis Germans and ruins had been stall- i Fund Opens Its Annual Campaign Rising Costs Mean That More Money Is Needed This Year; Hundred Dollars Received "And a little child shall lead them And ever, in the hearts of men, is a fierce determination day in the Trieste trial of 60 Trial Of Spies ' -• • . Starts In Rome Trieste'triai Of 60 Alleged . Terrorists Has All Essentials Of Good Story ROME, Italy, Dec. 6— (#)— The cow; the Russians" were striking at northern and southern flanks of the enveloping movement. Wintcr-har'den'ecl Russian ski troops were said lo have gone inlo action on deep snows all along the Moscow front. Tlic Moscow sitiia- tipn, by. IfUmks, was outlined «£ follows' in- Russian advices: • ON THE NOUTJI Red Army units drove across the ice-bound several points, gaining two important "bridgeheads" at various points in the Kalinin sector, 90 miles northwest of the city. A Red Army counter-of- fensivE also was said to be countering German pressure in the vi- beautiful blonde, the invisible ink.; cinity of Klin, 50 miles northwest the master mind and the myster- | ®\£ £||£, w "• r j»- T n ions passwords essential to every | * Thc G ' c ™ lans w6re . attacking well-ordered spy kit iisrned up to-; fiercely north of Tula. 100 milc.s » - i i J-T-I • _i j'_r _r f*f\ * ktiilitary operations against Russia i *?." rf .P CI > onai *ppc. tended lo thwart this counlVy'.s i Hll ' e . r , in an c[fort lo European war. Mr. Roosevcl* j ed along the whole Kola pennirt- personai appeal to Adolf! sula from Murmansk to Kanda- policy of assisting the coQntries A-hich-are resisting Hitler. . , " avert that ....„ AMJC .ittle Interest finced In New far Declaration , . The importance of the present I step can be measured by the awe nnd veneration in which the Mikado is heiri by his 100,000.000 subjects. He is considered dcscende-i from the sun goddess Amatcras'i in the "line unbroken lor ages eternal'' and holds aloof on i plane far above the ordinary business of government. JNTol for years — probably not : LONDON, Sunday, Dec, !-(?) \*™ V^^ 5 ' ° f ., th *? ™}*™' JLtVXJO J_/V^A ' . *k*Ui IIAUJ , AJ-X.W. • \' J I . "\ T ' " • 1 f\1 O I_ T k-The British quietly and formally M )cror AtaJJ In 19J2—has a Japan- war against Finland. Hun- | ^ emperor attempted to swerve sary and Rumania this morning) imperial policy from the lines ecause they were righting on Ger-; marked out by his ministers or the lany's side against Soviet Russia. | stl " mo ',« powerful chiefs of the The .zero hour, one minute after j arm >" and navy. jiidnight Greenwich Time, or 1:OL ! Tnc situation \viih respect to I m. London time, passed almost I ! ™op concentr.Uions was sum- Unnoticed in blackcd-oul London. | mariznd /is follows: PNewspapers gave it scant alien- Reports reaching ihc State Delion and Thc Dispatch even criti- i partment show that^ the Japanese bized the British foreign office for i ' being assembled in the In- 'of ,-aitirfg so long to comply with ) do-China area arc estimated at 82.- he Russian request. ; 000 in south Indo-China, 25,000 in .Even before the zero hour of a • the north, and on ships and har- Jritish declaration of war tonight i boi-s in Indo-China 18.000 which is. jainst three of Germany's allies | a total of 12.5.000. gainst Russia—Finland, Hungary j "These 18.000 troops are reported-Rumania—Scotland Yard op- cd to bo on 21 transports in Cam- rative-s moved swiftly against ranh- Bay. Other reports have •wly-dcsignated "enemy aliens." I reached the department indicat- ~Morc than '200 persons were av- j ing that two large and heavily- sled, including 150 Finns, who j escorted Japanese convoys were be removed later lo conccn-;seen this morning, the sixth of Iralion camps, fspwly dcsignalcd j Decembci*. lo the southeast fcncmy diplomats" prepared to j cave London. • j Each of the Gt-nuan salcllite : Itates had refused ultimatums : |hat they halt hostilities against Russia, Britain's ally. Finland lurncd down the Brit- i demand with a reply Which was Icrnicd "entirely'unsatisfactory." llungary and Rumania did not; tnswcr. : IN OTI1KK SilDE The British said Ihe declaration not materially change Ihc krescnt military situation. Thc' laksha for three months. The Russian Baltic fleet and ncrthern air fcrce cooperated with the land forces in countering the attacks. The Red Army claimed lo have handed the Germans severe blows in the Murmansk direction' and, \v-th the aid of.winter, to have reduced Nazi efforts and forced them lo dig in. Other reporls said that the Red Army had bettered its position in Moscow's danger area near Volo- kolamsk but in the Mozaisk area the Nazi push continued. Fresh thrusts in the Orel region, south of Moscow, were rcporled somewhat reduced. ARMY PILOT LOSES LIFE IN PLANE CRASH (Con. on r»RC 'I —Col. 7) NEW YORK. Dec-' 6.~{/P|~An army P-40 pursuit plane 'crashed into the Atlantic Ocean a mile off Rockaway Beach today" taking the life of its pilot. Aviation Cadet Charles L. Davenport, 24. of Sils,bee, Tex., who would have been commissioned an air corps second lieutencnt next Friday at Mitchel Field. Long Island. Army officials identified the pilot's body after it was brought { ashore by a coast guard patrol plane, but declined comment on ^the nature of the accident., Beach-front observers, however, said they heard an explosion'and saw the plar^ burst into flames before it crashed. to the bottom of the tank. That the Rostov defeat short-circuited the German schedule in Russia goes wimout saying. Just how badly it has been thrown out of gear depends largely on the accuracy of these estimates of Nazi oil consumption and reserves. One thing is very clear. It is that if Hitler's oil need is as great and as urgent as these calculations indicate, he must now center his war effort southward in Russia even at the cost of greatly curtailing it elsewhere on that long and win tor- ridden East front. Neither German. Russian, nor any other advices have yet given any clear indication of Nazi steps in High Point The Empty Stock-. j ing Fund, made' possible by the . j selfless generosity of High Point's wa y citizens, insures that no child shall ', be deprived of that heritage. The annual campaign of, The Empty Stocking Fund officially opened yesterday, sans publicity, with the receipt of contributions fly U. S. Planes Big Victory To from the capital, having cut across some r-offcn- hacl number of i f . ~ r „, .. ., * iiiciLjuo ». ivn mi,- \.rui uidns thrown of the newspaper La Tnbuna, that : back , 0 , ne Wfist feank f u ^a- I a truly divine miracle saved ' j Mussolini from "the horrible at-j ! tempt which was prepared in every | slightest detail" during II Duce's j visit to Caporetlo in 193S. ! The confession of Francesco Kaus. 28-year-old shopkeeper of Plczzo, was read in court as the climax to the- trial. He said he with the receipt of contributions ' j abandoned the plan to throw a totaling S100—the largest opening; CAIRO, Dec. 6— (&)— American-1 homb at Mussolini when his "step- (Continued on I'age 2—Col. S) Interest Is Keyed High In Election I^.-MI-W, uct. o— \H-I- .-viiitjmjrtit-1 bomb at Mussolini when ills step- | •> built Tomahawk fighter planes. mo thcr discovered (he plot and; Ifl KHAIIAC were responsible for the -RAF's ; started screaming on the morning i "• •JWVMV* sum of contributions in the history of the fund. A gifl of fifty dollars WHS re- : bigggest victory pvcr the German j o f the fateful day. ceivod from the High Point Ki-. airforce in the Libyan desert yes- ( Instead, he said, he went to Ca-[ BUENOS AIRES, Dec. 6.—(£>) kanis Club to open the campaign. = terclay when two squadrons shot j pore t to and snw the Duce pass un-' -~ Voters in Buenos Aires province Thc High Point Lions Club con-i down 17 Nazi dive-bombers, RAF i molested after his step-mother had ; looked^ forward ^ lo ^ lomorrow's tributed S23, and the Mercury' officials said tonight. Athletic Club also donated S25. The flaming wrecks fell near and other allied units were called upon to help stabilize the fighting (Continued on Pmjje 2—Col. 5) ' New Shopping Section. Is In Enterprise tta -rum, Wishing ton n.v R.4V TUCKER <UBTl,E— The United States fi- ._ ........... _. ____________ _____ i?cf differences, they Taid, would ' nally has organized a Propaganda » that the Finns, Hungarians and j Bureau which eventually may rival ..dmanians will be sitting "on the \ the agencies established through- Ither side" at a peace conference i out the world by the axis power?. 1 Deep secrecy surrouds the setup, ibfc. Thc association of Hungarians i Great Britain, in a statement Iffirming their solidarity with the but here is the "general plan: The Office of Facts and Figures, headed by Congressional Librarian ritish, said "British victory alone j Achibald MacLcash. will handle un j ly Mr. MacLeish. a far an free Hungary of its present i Hie home front. With supervision polished and subtle propag; and servitude." over news, macazinc. book and The Czechs and Slovaks in Lon- Iccturo literature, this group will _n, already allied with Britain i seek to prepare the domestic Igainst Geimany. extended their; m«nd for ovenlual participation in peration to 'include the new : the world conflict. Writers, pro- i fessors,^clergymen and industria'i- enemies. The Rumanian democratic com<Con. on Page :i—Col, S) will be enlisted in the cause of breaking down anti-war sentiment. The office will (unction as a sort of Committee on Nation?! Morale. Theve now is a private organization by that name, but it? activities will be dovetailed with the government's. The MacLeish agency will cm- brace more territory than the committee headed by George Creel during the World War. The Creel organization admittedly was a crude and amateurish bunch, anc] damaged the couse of national moic propagandist. polished^ is not expected to make the mis- take.that the 1917-1919 outfit did. t * * BACKSTOP — Foreign propaganda will be handled by Colonel William J. Donovan and Nelson Rockefeller, under general super .on The Enterprise presents today its first annual pictorial Christmas shopping section—a special feature presenting in word and photograph some of the outstanding Yule season merchandise being fealurcd in this city's stores and shops. - Thc photographs in the special issue today depict some of the merchandise being offered by High Point's merchants, all of whom have exccplionally large and Cull stocks of Christmas goods on hand, anticipatory of one of the best Yuletide shopping seasons of years. Generally speaking. th.c merchants are displaying the largest and most attractive arrays of gift items they have ever shown in every price range, from the lowest to the tops in ! searched his clothes before he left Critical provincial elcclion with the house. • emotions pitched high by last Thus it was that civic-minded British troops"in the baltle area Newspaper? said a Communist i minute warnings of a plot to steal _* _ - , i t r :.*_.;_ T-»_I i. •„,.*: r:v*.j : Inn ClOClIOn oy I I'aUCI- Ihc federal court invcsligated vote mill turning out nearly 000 bogus ballots on the eve food and fruit and dolls and candy : battle while at least 2 other enc- S / * lc ?- ««c"oco as yine master joi Jrhe election, police --• ! ' -' a Yugoslav espionage :> ^ udll - s I<-LI.I\CU sptcirii I lions and army troops were held designed to cope with the Rostov and toys has risen, and is still r my aircraft were damaged, of- i mim !, of rising, and more money will be ; fjcials said. j nn .f•, nr>f>rlr>H thi< vrnr tn cnilin pach t ^ , - ,. ,.-.,.. ,. . I OOOCCK rising, and more money wjil be : ficials said. needed this year to equip each j Qnc Auslralian nig [ U ]j cu t c r\a ct"oi \i*i t M tnf* CJ3 TT\f* ruiSnTilV- - * k ••! oasKci \\nil iiit i>cunL quciiiLiL^ n a n | nicknanTCd "The Killer that has been furnished in pro- j d ^ d f . Gernians _ Describ i n g vious years. And who has thought, f . h drf d fj ^ r»F er t \*» nfr lr»cc ™ ' .. ° . _ Bobcck, who the prosecution j rc ^^j ;r information on of giving less ? The help of each and every in _ 1 "V's" to his plane, he said: dividual, and of every civic and i "The Stukas kept formation. I social group. wilT be needed. For • sailed right in among them with a small child, no matter 'how ' our lads. I know that if we had accustomed to grief and sickness! more ammunition "the score would and trouble and privation, has no • have been doubled. After knocking privation (Con. on Page -—Col. ~i (Continued on Pajje 2—Col. 5) Uiat. Acting had hcc Enter the blonde- 'thirty year, . and violcnce ;. Thc is ]a Qf t , • Walkout Of Nation's Welders Is Set For Tuesday Morning r MORGANTOWN. W. Va., Dec-(Calif., attorney for the indepen- |inaHon consisted of AFL insistence ,.—r/p)j_A nationwide walkout of dent union, said President Roose-.-that welders gel work permits at old and distinguished. She car- pn>vincia , elections of governors ncd messages between the master | < ! tnd provincial legislators. The mind and his Italian agents, ac- ; first c!ccUon in C atamarca prov- cordmg to press accounts of the .; - inw was won by lhe conscr x- a uvos testimony. _ ; -, nc1 rPsu it s j n ? ] 1C second election ; held in San Juan province last I Sunday have not yet been tabu- 1 latcd. welders, which had its beginnings in a jurisdictional strike of 67 veil had been advised Ihc broth-! "excessive costs" for each job and crhood had no alternative but to • AFL refusal to issue union cards- men on a - < ?40,000.000 ordnance strike, plant.'today was called'for Tucs- The welders are seeking auton-I day unless there is government in- •. omy within AFL and are opposed to what they term exorbitant work permit fees charged by the locals to which they may be at- tervention. At odds with the American Federation of Labor over rejection of demands for a separate union, the United Brotherhood of Welders, Cutters, and Helpers anounccd (he strike would be cfefctive through quality merchandise. The stores i out lhe country Tuesday morning. have also employed ample sales help so that customers may be waited, unon promntly and courteously. Thc rca! spree In Christmas shopping is expected -to get started here this week and to continue on through Christmas Eve. 75.000 TO LEAVE JOB tached. The 67 men employed by a subcontractor on the government's new anhyrous ammonia plant here struck two weeks ago. protesting what they called "dictatorial" Lloyd Payne, brotherhood sccre- ; practices of the slcamffilers' lo- lary, in announcing the Executive j cal in Pittsburgh. • Board's decision in Washington, j WORK IMPAIRED said .75.000 men would leave their; They were joined by others this jobs. The union claims 125,000 j week, to make the total number members. - j idle approximately 100. Heber James Brown ol Oakland,' Payne said the alleged discrim- Thc men rejecled last night an ; •AFL compromise offer that they j return to work without paying for ; permits. i Thc AFL attitude was expressed j by President John Ford of the j Morgantown council — which includes all crafts at work on con--; struct ion at the plant. Ford said | the council recognized a just griev-'! ance on the part, of the welders i but declared they were seeking ; redress in lhe wrong way. Hchcr Brown and M. A. Brown.; vice-president of the welders lo- For 2 0 y e , r , C)irl*tm as s=ai s have financed extenrfed rescarc) , <,„ W».-.hinglnn to serve on a strike I n " Ue method ^ tub«reulosU. - _ board.

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