Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on April 23, 1942 · Page 11
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OAKLAND TRIBUNE, THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 1942 D IT O) Parliament to Discuss Single War Staff LONDON. April S3. Demands far the appointment of one man as chief of a combined general staff re likely to be made in the forth coming secret debate In Parliament on the conduct of the war. une government nas issued a white papetf describing the organi zation of the general staff. Probably intended to answer criticism of the present system, this paper will only remtorce arguments of many inv portant and well-informed advo cates of a single chief ot staff. The last governmental changes which resulted an the establishment of a small war cabinet did not en tirely satisfy' critics of British strategy. Their criticism continued, sometimes directed at the system, sometimes, obliquely at the prime minister, ,rho is the final arbiter in matters of strategy. On April 11 Sir Edward Grigg, for more than a year undersecretary at the War Office and long the en thusiastic J. i supporter ' ' of Winston ChurcliiUv iopened a -.campaign .for By HELEN KIRKPATRICK Snaalal RMIa to Taa Trlaqaa mui tit OalcaBa Dally New cluners Repaired lMamr SHOP in OAKLAND . j PROMFT SUBVICB . ' PAUL MORRISON 278 12th Street TYVinoaks 0700 TH WASHING MACHINI MAN the appointment of a chief of a combined general Staff. la an article on the editorial page of the London Times, Qrigg , pointed out that, under the present system, Churchill must consider the viewpoints of all three services whereas a single man should co-ordinate, the Ideas of the three service chiefs and. present them to the prime minister. Grigg's article . brought letters from an imposing array of men, among, whom were Lord Chatf ield, formerly first sea lord and ubse-quenUy minister for defense; Lord flankey, . for many . years secretary of: the Cabinet, and ord Swlnton, pre-war air minister. All three agreed with Grigg that further co ordination is needed. Both, Chatfteld and Hankey support Grigg's oon tentk that the chief of the com hined .staff sheuld not have a de nnrtTYiAnt. v ' : The . white i paper's, description " of the general staff organization snows the supreme body to be the chiefs at staff, committee composed of the heads -ef the Army, wavy ana air force, with a subsidiary committee of vice-chlefi ef staff (or more detailed work. These supreme com-mittees ra assisted, on the ene hand, by 'a joint planning staff composed ef Junior officers ef the three services and, on the other, by a joint intelligence subcommittee charged with the co-ordination of military, economic and political Information secured by the military intelligence services, the economic warfare ministry, and the Foreign Office. . The three In the joint planning staff, a naval captain, an Army brigadier and an air commodore, live and work together. Ud to this point, it would appear that co-ordination of the kind that this war has proved essential, exists, But oritios of the present system maintain that it break down at the ton where the chiefs of Army, Navy and air are final judges of the plans presented to them. Each one, it is argued, must necessarily view plans for the point of iew of his own service and there is no one to arbv trate should they disagree, save the prime minister. This, Grigg, Hankey and Chatfield maintain, places too heavy a burden on the prime min ister. While critics of the present system wish a single service chief, the criticism undoubtedly is based on opposition to Churchill as the final arbiter of strategy. Hankey pointed out that critics of strategy in the past were handicapped by not knowing what advice the chiefs of staff gave the prime minister. The secret debate in Parliament will undoubtedly cover this -ground heavy a burden on the premier. 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Thay V -,. fiv affaetiva nip. m I par yat ara ot opa- jaf piciwuf undor alMar ajaaaaajiauaai I 1,' it 4 it ifir ft t America's H ill- t rj t ir a t t - BEST-LIKED Bottled-in-Bond . . . BECAUSE ITS AMERICA'S MILDEST BOTTLED'IN-BOND I IN Ki ----- tHiff -;zr--- mmm0OL JW IHHiU "tLi B,u.i.a. vi;(U- iaa PTThk Tbhkrt is S Ytr$ Old- Mfafif VVSjrw ST fW"' " " . JcVfT DtoiUn frrftr!, N, Y- ' tl I OCCUPATION OF PORTUGUESE TIMOR DONE IN FRIENDLINESS Action of Allies Followed Diplomatic Conversations Between London and Lisbon By GEORGE WELLER Slixotal Cable to Tribune and the CMcago Dally Naw SOMEWHERE IN AUSTRALIA, April 33- The Dutch and Australian occupation ot Portuguese Timor on December 15, preceded by diplomatic talks between Lisbon and London, marked the turning point upon the 10-year road ot taotical retreat from Shanghai southward. The occupation itself was earned out with the greatest possible respect for Portuguese feelings and in no way resembled a commando raid as it was represented in the Axis press. About 8 o clock a shining white inter-island Dutch Government steamer slipped quietly into the Dilli Roadstead and dropped anchor. Aboard the steamer, which, because of its color bears the nickname "White Goaf -were Lieut Col. Deti-ger of the Dutch Army and Lieut. Col. Leggetts of the Australian Army. They were the Allied Powers' political representatives. Although the United States was due soon to be the chief participant in the South Pacific war, America was not rep resented in this first Allied po litical mission of struggle. WEAR CIVILIAN CLOTHES Both officers wore civilian dress. Their orders were simply to arrange with . the Portuguese Governor for the peaceable carrying out of the occupation. Gov. Manuel Debreu Ferreira de Carvalho is a man between 45 and 50 years of age and speaks English, It was intended that negotiations with the Governor should be concluded before any armed iorces ar rived in order that Dilli's small civil population should not be alarmed in any way.. Lisbon, advised that occupation could be expected, r- uested time for consideration. The illied agreement with Premier Dr. Antonio de Oliveira Salazar in Lisbon already provided for unresisted occupation if Timor's position seemed endangered. But no public announcement had been made; in Dilli and the population were unprepared. " unit consists chieny of a cluster of small, white stone houses and has two towns, the harbor side being Dilli proper, while the upper town' is known a Lahane. While the "White Goat" swung at anchor 400 . yards from shore Lieutenant Colonel Detiger end Lieutenant Colonel Leggets waited, the Governor pondered in his red stucco-roofed residence in the hilly suburb of Lnhantv ONE HOUR PASSES After one hour had passed the Dutch and Australian officers in quired again what was the decision. De Carvalho asked another half hour to study the matter. About that time the Dutch cruiser Soera baja, which had left Koenang, capital of Dutch Timor, at 9 o'clock the morning before, arrived in the harbor. It had been anticipated that the arrangements would be completed before the cruiser's ar rival but now that it was on hand, the Allied delegates insisted that the Governor, as the representative of Portuguese sovereignty, state his landing conditions. The Governor refused permission for the Soerabaja to disembark her 250 Australian and 200 Dutch men and single battery of three-inch guns in Dilli itself. He stated that the entire party must land upon the beach at a point three miles west of the town. De Carvalho's wishes were scrupulously respected and landing parties treaded their way past two reefs that make Dilli's inner harbor dangerous to the point indicated upon the shore. NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE There the Australian Major S pence and the uutoh Lieut Col. Nlco W. Straten landed their men while Detiger and Leggets continued ne gotiations with the Governor. Upon Dilli s white beach lay the symbolic wreck of one of Japan's latest and last diplomatic victories over the Allies: the airline between Palau (or Pelew) in ..the Japanese mandated islands east of Mindanao and Portuguese Timor. The wreck was a small Japanese aviation tanker, the Nanyu Maru, around 80 leet Jong and weighing some B0 tons. The Japs, not wishing when the war opened to have large quantities of fuel within an enemy-held area sent plane fuel in the smallest ship ments passible. Such an airline as between the fortress island of Palau and ..Dilli -naturally had not the slightest commercial basis. It was-equivalent to the United States establishing a "commercial airline" between the San Diego Naval Base and Tiburnn Island In the Mexican Gulf of California. ESPIONAGE PATROL Big . Japanese four-engine flying boats such as harried American warships of the Asiatic Fleet escaping from the Philippines first learned of the inter-island routes among the Moluccas and across Banda Sea upon this JapanesePortuguese 1400-mile espionage patrol. Whatever ma terial the Japanese fisherman-naval officers were left unsupplied, navigation between Palau and Dilli gave them. Apparently expecting far stiff er diplomatic resistance than was offered by the Americans, British, or Dutch, the Japanese left the establishment of this line until among the last of their war preparations. It was ' in active operation about two months before the waf, furnish- ing the most up-to-date latest in formation about weather, landmarks and navigational conditions. Although Jap fliers could easily make a deviation for study of Davo Bay, south of Mindanao, no United States protest was registered as far as is known here. More remarkable still was Dutch lack of vigilance, for the espionage line took -Jap naval fliers as close as possible to the principal Dutch air and naval base of eastern Indonesia Ambon (Ambonia) about 600 miles northeast of Timor. VIEW ALL APPROACHES Although not allowed' to fly di rectly over the Dutch sone of prepa rations, the Japs were abl' to study at leisure the water approaches supposed that the Portuguese were ignorant of Jap intentions but their resistance to being exploited for purposes of Jap espionage was BREN ' C 1215 BROADWAY GET TO 0 THE DISMISS WOmiEU naturally only in proportion to the irtness of Allied diplomacy.- only quick American recognition that the islands between the Philippines and Australia are permanent areas of American operations could have prevented the Japs from utilizing Timor. But American- recognition of political hegemony, then merely latent, was not forthcoming. The Dutch refused to ship from Koepang to Dilli gas and oil for Jap planes but with that act, resistance fluttered out and the Jtfbi had their way with the Portuguese. The day after the war opened Lieutenant Cummings of -the Royal Australian Air Force later killed in action piloting an American built Hudson bomber, landed four near misses near the airline's little oil tanker. The seams opened and the crew got' the motors going attempting to flee. Cummings returned and machine-gunned the decks and the crew jumped overboard while the-Nanyu Maru was eventually dragged to the beach there to remain until the Dutch and Australian forces occupied the town. colijrrlrht, imi, far The Tribune an the Chlcaie Dally Niwi Bataan Prisoner Is Father of Son SAUNAS. April W.-Mrs. Joseph Krrington today had more reason than ever to wish she could com municate with her husband, a local tank company member now believed prisoner ot war on Bataan, She would inform blm that he now has a baby son. The seven-pound child, Joseph Jr., was born to Mrs. Errington yesterday at the Salinas Valley Hospital. 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