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UNITED PRESS HafrtlWWW • International THE EVENING TRIBUNE UNION COUNfYM HOME DAILY WEATHER rain tonight *nd Friday, Vol.XLlV,No.6. MARYSVILLE, OHIO, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1941 By Carrier, lOc a Week SO VIET ARMY OPENS DRIVE AT LENINGRAD Five German Regiments Hurled Back From Besieged Citf By Strong Russian Counter-Attack- Berlin Reports Steady Progress In ^ The Invasion Of Ukraine .By UNITED PttfcSS The Red Army defenders of Leningrad today were reported to have seiaed the initiative from the besieging Germans and to have smashed across the Neva River, routing 15,000 N£zi troops, Repors from Stockholm and London indicated that for the first time since the Nazi Wehrmacht, started to roll across Europe a threatened city had—at least "temporarily— turned the tables on the attacking German forces. British military experts emphasized that'the Germans may at any time bring up now and larger for- cessfor the attack on Leningrad but Indicated that for the moment the Russians seem to have scored a fairly substantial success. Reports relayed from Stockholm said that the Russians sallied, from TO STATEMENT ASKS ROOSEVELT TO MAKE IT CLEAfc SOVIET BEOIME IS TO AMERICAN PEOPLE WASHtftGTOW, Oct. 2.—President Roosevelt to4ay was asked by Chairman Martin' Dies, D., Tex, o the houie Committee Investigating unArnericah activities to make 1 "unmlttokibly clear that the Soviet their defenses east and southeast of j regime It Utterly repugnant to the Leningrad hva sharp attack across American people." In a letter to the president, in spired by Mr. Roosevelt's recen press conference statement that th< Soviet fcohitltutlon guarantees slaritialiy {he same freedom c ligloh as exists in this country, Dins the Neva River near Ochlissaburg. Cat Spearhead { Moscow reports, presumably de- j . tailing the same action, said that i five German regiments, units of the i 291st infantry division, had been routed. The force was estimated to number about 15,000 men. London repwrtrtttdltated that the Russian forces cut through the German spearhead which had interfered with or severed communications between Leningrad and Moscow protested-against "any effort' in An: quarter to dress the Soviet wolf In the otaep's clothing of the "fou freedoms'." lie released the letter to the press last night. The president's statement al» brought from Father Edmund J Walsh, vice president of George and had formed a Juncture | towh University, the suggestion tha with the substantial force of Soviet 'jj r Roosevelt take the opportunity troops operating south . of Lenin' grad in the area just'east of Nov- gorod. . Another Russian report said that to induce Soviet officials to end the As Yanks Took Lead In First Game DODGERS DEFEAT YANKS IN SERIES GAME TODAY; BY MARGIN OF 3 TO 2 Joe ' Gordon, the New York Yankees' star second baseman, touches -home plate after hitting a home run In the second inning of the first jtforld series game •with the Brooklyn Dodgers in Yankee stadium', It was the first run of the game. The Dodgers, w^re never able to catch the Yacks who wort 3-2. The game •• was seen by a world series record crowd of 68,540. FBI AGENTS EXAMINING BOOK FOUND ON KIDNAPER'S BODY MAN KILLED HIMSELF AFTER ATTEMPTING TO ABDUCT EX-GOVERNOR OF GEORGIA BIG FORD ORDER "unjustl^iable d&crimlaationsT against religious groups. The controversy over Russian re around Staraya Russa the Russians' Jigious freedom comes as the hous have recaptured four villages ana* prepared to tonsider next week the an important hill. |new $5,988,000,000 -Icnd-lease appro- There were no German reports prlation. Opponents of President on developments on the Leningrad Roosevelt in the house will try to front. Berlin,. however, claimed amend It to prohibit aid to Russia, that big new successes are building up in the Ukraine. Nub Push Ahead A German wedge, It was indicated, is being pushed northeast SELECTEES WILL GET FURLOUGHS from Poltava toward Kharkov. 80 j ALEXANDRIA, La., Oct. 2.—Fur- miles away, and now is nearlng the loughs for selectees In Ohio's fringe of the Donets industrial Thirty-seventh Division ar«5 granted area. A Finnish report claimed' under aft order Issued by Maj. Gen. that another Nazi spearhead is ap-' Robert 8. Belghtler. preaching Rostov, . having swept j Brigade and regimental comman- around the shores of the sea of den) were) authorized to furlough Azov. Finnish reports on the Uk- ' for 30 days 50 per cent of their men raine front have tended recently to' on the basis of 30 days a. year of present an exaggerated or over-op- ! earned furlough time or 2V4 days a timistie picture of Nazi gains and month^ Leave periods were fixed frequently have been denied by at Oct 10 to Nov.. 10 and Dec. 23 to Berlin. - I Jan. 2. The anti-Nazi "Fifth-column" in '• — occupied Europe flowed no signs! CRASH KILLS EIGHT of diminishing activity. I •. — Czechoslovakia continued to J LA PAZ, Bolivia. Oct. 2.—Eight seethe under harsh Nazi repressive occupant* of an Aramayo Mining measures. Three more Czech areas Co. plane, including two Americans, were placed under a state of emer- c were believed to have been killed gency decree. Berlin estimated that -when th« craft exploded in the air 30 more Czechs, including two more ' Saturday and crashed in the • hills retired generals, hud 'been executed. I of a La Racaja province. 'WATCHDOG OF OHIO TREASURY 1 DIES FROM ACCIDENT INJURY ABNETT HABBAGE SUCCUMBS TO INJURY SUFFERED WHEN WHEAT DRILL OVERTURNED ON FARM COLUMBUS, O., Oct. 2.—Arnett Harbage, 69, self-appointed "watch- dug of the Ohio treasury," was dead today of injuries received when a wheat driil overturned on him bt his farm near West Jefferson. Hurbage won public attention when he filed suit in Franklin County common plea* court in 1888 in a suit to enjoin payment ol tnile- Bge lees U) member* of the 1&3>8 letfiilature t'->r milt age they did not UeveL The stale supreme tvurt sus- tained his suit In 1940. His most recent action to enjoin fees for mileage not travelled by members of the last legislature is pending in the supreme court. Harbage died in a Columbus hospital last night. He suffered head &ud internal injuries in the accident at his Madison County farm last Friday. A native of West Jefferson, he received a degree in veterinary medicine from Ohio State University in 1383. lie apant hi* entire life on fauns near his birthplace. Ham»tt« t<juK''l ''° political positions. The ouiy public ofJietji he held were towiuhip clerk and member of a *ciiool LAKELAND, Ga., Oct. .,2.—The would-be kidnaper qf E. D. Rivers, j former governor of Georgia, who killed himself .when his plan failed, was revealed today to have been a self-appointed "avenger of the people" who planned also to collect a ransom. In his automobile trailer in which he shot himself after Rivers had fought off his attack, police found .three German-English dictionaries and what seemed to be a code book. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents were called in to examine it. Left Two Letters He left two letters. One demonstrated that he had planned to kidnap Rivers for ransom, leaving Mrs. Rivers and anyone else who had the house, bound, gagged, and drugged. The other indicated that he was a political crank and had'planned to "avenge the people" for what he fancied were the political misdeeds .of Rivers and Other politcal leaders. Both letters revealed considerable personal animosity for the former governor. Jlivers was threatened with torture and death. The man was identifed as Horace W. Bikle of Danbury Lane, Bon Avon, Pittsburgh, Pa. A card in his purse said that Mrs. Horace W. Bikle of 3 West 02nd Street, New York City, was to be notified in case of accident. The Rivers retired Just before 10 o'clock last night. They were alone in the big, rambling house. Soon afterward there were heavy footfalls on the porch, loud knocks on the door." "Who is it?" asked Rivers through the closed door. Erven* Retisied The man shouted back that he had a special delivery package for Rivers from the Federal Radio Commission. Rivers opened the dttor. Instantly he felt a pistol Jammed 6ito his ribs and the man behind the pistol snarled: "Hold up your hands. Don't turn on ttyit light." Rivers grabbed the hand that held the pistol. They struggled and fought in the darkness. The pistol was discharged three times, the bullets tearing into the walls and ceiling of the reception hall. Mra. Rivers, aroused, came running in and, wilh her bare hands, "entered the fight. The man slugged her with his list, got his pistol hand free arid slugged Rivers with it. Mrs. Rivers was screaming. The man turned and rar. out the door and across the lawn toW'ard his cur parked at the curb. Mrs. Rivers followed, screaming for help. "jf you dijt/t shut up." he taid (Continued on p&ge 5) WASHINGTON, Oct. 2.—Senator Brown, Democrat, Michigan, said the war department had notified him it had awarded the Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Michigan, a -$231,742,5000 contract for airplanes and: special parts. Delivery dates were not disclosed. BIKLE'S WIFE NOTIFIED OF HIS SUICIDE YANKEE STADIUM, Oct. 2.—The Brooklyn Docfgers won the second game of the World Series here today by a score of 3 to 2 over the New York Yankees. In winning, the Dodgers made six hits and two errors and the; Yanks got nine* hits and had one error. Governor James Takes Bride i. FIRE SWEEPS FARM LANDS THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF. CALIFORNIA WHEAT AND BARLEY BURNED—FIFTEEN HOMES DESTROYED NEW YORK, Oct. 2.—Mrs. Horace W. Bikle said today that her • husband had left here a month ago to go south. He is 38 years old, she said, is a school teach by profession, and was. employed as a substitute . teacher in the Mia«ni, Fla., public school system until six weeks ago when he came to New York. Years ago he taught In Pittsburgh.' He told her,»she said, that he was go^ng South t^"do some work J or' the 'America First Committee." She said he had done "some kind of publicity work" for that organization. She said she could give no explanation of his act. Mrs. Bikle told this story bit by bit and abruptly terminated the interview. , YANKEE STADIUM, New York, Oct. 2.—The New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers resumed hostilities today before a crowd of 66,250 persons in an effort to decide the baseball championship. The Yanks got off to a good start yesterday by defeating the Dodgers by a score of 3 to 2. Manager Leo Durocher of the Dodgers called on a lanky half-bald veteran to stem the tide. Whitlow Wyalt of Chickamauga, Ga., winner of 22 games this season, the man who hurled the pennant-clinching game in Boston, took the mound for the "beloved bums." Manager Joe McCarthy of the Yankees named Spud Chandler as his pitching ch"oice, but the latter lasted only until in the sixth frame when he was replaced by Murphy. The Yankees drew nrn blood in the game during the second inning j when- Kt-Uer singled; Dickey struck out; Gordon walked; Rizzuto sacrificed, sending 'Keller to third and SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2.—A fire that swept 7,000 acres of wheat and barley In southern Solano and Napa counties today had destroyed at least IS homes and hundreds of head of cattle and still was burning over an 18-milej .front. Fire department officials said there was a "possible" loss of life but they could not determine definitely for several hours when they hoped to have the fire controlled. A 50-mile wind, coupled with extremely low humidity, caused a series of brush and forest fi throughout northern Californii The Marln county sheriff's prepared to call out American gion members to aid 2,000 soldiers in-quelling a brush fire that was raging over the Fort Baker-Fort Cronkhlte military reservation, opposite San Francisco near the Golden Gate bridge. The county fire department sent all available equipment to prevent the blaze from crossing the ridge behind which lay the town of Saus- GOLF SMS MOTHER DIES MARION MILEY'S MOTHER SUCCUMBS TO BULLET WOUNDS SUFFERED DURING MYSTERIOUS SHOOTING LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 2.—The death of Mrs. Fred Miley, 50, robbed police today of their principal hope of solving the Country Club slaying in which she was fatally wounded and her daughter, Marion, 27, top-flight woman golfer, was killed. In a coma since shortly after the j shooting in the aristocratic Lexing- 'j ton Country Club last Sunday, Mrs. (Continued on page 6) Miley died last night as the result of her wounds only a few hours after her daughter was buried. Mrs. Miley had walked and crawled 300 yards to summon police afteri the shooting, despite three bullets in her abdomen, and gave police a sketchy account of the crime before lapsing into the coma (Continued on page 4) Unrest Among Italians May Cause Resistance By UNITED PRESS Great Britain and Russia have decided to start a joint propaganda campaign in an attempt to organize secret resistance to Germany in Occupied Europe, and will make a< special appeal to Italians in the belief that Italy's' status is essentially that of the occupied countries, London reported today. Sir Walter Molickton, director] general of the Biitiah Ministry of; Information, already has slarted for; Moscow tq discuss the campaign. I Britain and Russia plan to em- ! phasiie sabotage and "slow-down" strikes because people of occupied ] countries may engage in them with; the least danger of detection, and; will warn ajiuin.-jl any open subvers-, ive nvjy eiut.*nt* winch wuuid &'Vej the Germans a chance to take specific and harsh repressive measures such as those being irri|xjsed on Czechoslovakia. Berlin reported that "an additional number" of persons, including two brigadier generals named Doieeul and Svatek and "several Jews" had been executed yesterday on the charge that they "prepared for high treason und sabotage," and announced that Gen. Alois Elias. premier of the German-dominated Czech government, had been sentenced to death on the charge of "acting in the interest o/ the eni.-my and preparing lou high treason." Well informed Naii . sources at Berlin siiid that the "additional liumbrr" uf pvr.iulis executed Was (.C'uiiliiiui-d uM pa tie 3) Chandler's infield hit to third. Tanks Had Lead The second Yankee score came in the third inning when Henrich got a two bagger. DiMaggio walked, and Keller singled to score. Brooklyn' tied up the game at 2 to 2 in the fifth. Camilli walked and then went to third on Medwick's double.. Lavagetto walked. Camilli scored when Reese forced Lavagetto at second, Medwick taking third. Medwick then scored on Mickey Owen's single. The Dodgers went out in front in the sixth inning when Walker was safe when Gordon threw wide to first; Herman singled, sending Walker to third. Murphy replaced struckout, but Camilli singled, scoring Walker and making the score 3 to 2 in, favor of the Dodgers. Governor Arthur. James of Pennsylvania is pictured with H:s bride, the ,formJtr Radcliff Case, as they "left the Deep Run Presbyterian Church at Doylestown, Pa., after their marriage. SKIN GRAFTING RECORD MADE PHYSICIAN'S REPORT SUCCESSFUL GRAFTING OF 176 SQUARE INCHES OF SKIN GOAL OF 3,000 PER MONTH SET FOR TANK PRODUCTION KARPISGANG MEMBER HELD DELIVERY OF FIRST 60-TON EXPERIMENTAL TANK WILL .BE MADE THIS WEEK WASHINGTON, Oct. 2.—National defense agencies are drafting a pro' gram that would increase the pres- jent tank production goal of 1,000 i tanks a month to 3,000 tanks a month by mid-1942, it was learned today. CINCINNATI, O., Oct. 2,-Bcnson i The proposed program would Use more major automobije factories. SINGLE-HANDED BANK ROB BERY ATTEMPT FINALLY LEADS TO CAPTURE OF GROVES. I Groves, -a small gray-haired man of Representatives of the Ford Motor CHICAGO, Oct. 2.—The successful transplantation of the largest area of skin in medical history was revealed today in an account of a new grafting technique by Drs. H. O. McPheeters and Harvey Nelson of Minneapolis. Writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the physicians said they had made- a "blanket graft" of-178 square inches —nearly 200 square centimeters larger than any previous graft— through the use of a new instrument culled the Padgett Dermatome. They described the successful graft, large enough to patch an en- lire leg or thigh and so neatly tai- 1-jred as to look like the original, as "simple and easy" as any minor operation Without the DL-nnatomf, they said, physicians are required to patch with strips of skin no more than tv.'o inches in width. The Dermatome was described as a blade of razor steel attached to a- fuur-by-seven inch drum with calibrated screws permitting minute adjustments in the blade's angle.'. The udjustnients allow the thiniiL-^t i az<->r grail or the lull thickness ol the skm to be ii-ru^iYcd. CO years sought by federal authori- j Company and General Motors Corties since 1935 as a member of the j poration, already have conferred once notorious Alvin Karpis gang. 1 with war department officials, it , ... . ,, . . . , was said, was held m county jail today after '.„.,, , ,, . , » u . ' | The bulk of the tanks to be pro- he was captured in a single-handed ; duced under the new pro g ram will attempt to rob a Carthage bank. ! be the new 28-ton medium variety. Groves, wanted in a $46,000 train ' a fast vehicle armed with 75 mm robbery at GarrettsviUe. Ohio, in ' and 37 mm cannon - and - 50 caliber i machine guns. November, 1935, yesterday at- The arniy wil i get init i al delivery tempted to rob Edwin F. Smith, I of it3 new secret 60-ton "heavy" manager of the Cartha Branch, Sec-1 ^nk Friday from the Baldwin Lo- ond National Bank. CO motive Company Eddystone. Pa. Smith scuffled with the bandit Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson when he drew a gun and three fire- ' yesterday described the tank as "al- men disarmed the suspect in answer [ most as maneuverable" and speedy to Smith's cries for help. as the 28-ton vehicle. LIQUOR STORE BUSINESS HERE TOTALED $61,979 DURING 1940 NET PROFIT FOR STATE FROM STOKE HERE WAS $9,41*5, KEfOKT SHOWS The state liijuor store here did a business of $61.979 during 1U40 and made a profit of $9,495 fur the state treasury, according to a report today by Jacob B. Taylor, liquor director, at Columbus. • . State Liquor Director Jacob B. Taylor said in the 1910 annual report that the drinking population of the slate put away a record drink of at least 635,000 gallons more than was consumed in 1S39 Ohiuans paid 1'ie bum of ^i>&,iU5D,747, the lui'^esl annual receipts in the hiijtu-y of the ' state liquor monopoly. The profit ! was $9,147.622. ; The report said that Ohioans put : the potent drink of 8,118.594 pilous of assorted liquors under their belts during the year—more than enough to fill 1,000 ordinary railroad tank cars. The figure represented the consumption of a little more than 1.2 gallons of various stimulants by •each of the state's 6,907,612. persons. The largest part of the state's imbibing population, the report iiidi- cat<_d, liked theii whisky haici; Eighty-nine per cent of ail Hquur tuid duruijj the year was \vhiiky and iM p«.-r cent of all tatuoKy suiu

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