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TJNIfED PRESS ft OTW International Illujrtrated News Plena* H»rrte« . )L, H. Bnrtiott ,~ State Mu«ni m (C ° m) and High Sts. THE EVENING TRIBUNE UNION COUNTY'S HOME DAILY WEATHER Mostly dowdy with «<>*tim4 llfht «h*w«r* ending tonight; 8»tdrt*r p«r»ly cloudy »n* Vol. XLIV, No. 43. MARYSVILLE, OHIO, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1941 By Carrier, lOc a Week MARINE GUARD NOW IN CHINA LEAVING SOON Iii Important Vv hire House Confab on Coal Crisis PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES THAT 970 MARINES STA : TIONED IN THREE CHINESE CITIES WILL BE^ WITHDRAWN—LIFTING OF U. S. SHIPPING BAN HOLDS SPOTLIGHT IN THE WORLD WAR PICTURE By UNITED PRESS President Roosevelt announced today at the White House \ that the United States would withdraw its 970 Marines now stationed in China and declared, in response to questions, that it was impossible to say whether war with Japan can be avoided. V, Mr. Roosevelt told a press confer-: ence that the withdrawal of the Marines, who arc stationed at Shanghai, Peiplng. and Tientsin, would begins shortly. Other authoritative sources said the recall would not i actually begin until American citi- j zens in Shanghai are given a last chance to return to their homeland. The United States' decision to MINE STRIKE TRUCE' HAS BEEN CONTINUED FOR SEVERAL DAYS ROOSEVELT TOLD LEWIS GOVERNMENT WILL NOT FORCE MINE OWNERS TO ACCEPT ! CLOSED SHOP ! Seeks Divorce From Novelist LOS ANGELES HAS SEVERE EARTHQUAKE Benjamin F. Falrlcra Here are two of the six repre- sentati/es from the major steel companies and the C. J. O. who met with President Roosevelt today in the While House on President Roosevelt the raging coal dispute involving the United Mine Workers' demand for a union shop in the "captive" conl mines. They are John L. Lewis Benjamin F. Fairless of the United States Steel corporation, and John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers. ARMING OF MERCHANT SHIPS WILL BE STARTED AT ONCE NAB ESCAPED MAN send'American ships into the war zone-to bolster the fight 'BERLIN REACTION against — fa BERLIN, Nov. 14.—A Nazi spokesman asserted today that the American neutrality act. revision "evidently was driven through against the wishes of the majority of U. S. people." The German press in long front page editorials charged that Mr." Roosevelt had used "bribery and blackmail" to get the neutrality revision through congress. NEARLY EVERY BUILDING IN SUBURBAN BUSINESS DISTRICT DAMAGED BY TREMBLOR LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14.—Two of the heaviest earthquakes to strike the Los Angeles area in years to- ACTION OF HOUSE IN LIFTING ALL SHIPPING BANS OPENS WAY FOR FULL CONVOY OPERATIONS day wrecked at least buildings and a huge tank, broke gas and and damaged homes 100 small oft storage water mains in the «ub- Hitlerlsm was viewed in Berlin and Tokyo today as the start of unli- urban Torrance-Gardena area. By LYLE C. WILSON UNITED PRESS STAFF WASHINGTON, Nov. 14.—President Roosevelt will order the arm- Ing of American merchant vessels within 86 hours and authorize their dispatch Into war zones where the Axis hopes to sink them on sight. HOW THEY VOTED CHARDON, O., Nov. 14.—Geauga county authorities captured William Lowe. 29^ charged with auto theft in a barn five miles east of Burton today, five hours after he sawed his way out of the county jail. Trans-Atlantic convoys probably are just around the corner. The Navy's practice is understood to The whole business district is a ] have been to escort merchant ves- shambles," said Torrance Police j sela half-way across the ocean to a Chief J. H. Stroh. Hardly a building ' was left undamaged, and many more were mlted warfare and in London as a knocked flat. Most of the damage guarantee that "they're coming was in the business, district. over." War Summary The quakes struck at 12:41 and 1:30 a. m.- (3:41 and 4:30 a.'m. EST) The action of congress in revising today, when theaters and business the neutrality law for the moment buildings were vacant. If they had overshadowed a series of important come earlier there certainly would developments on the fighting front, have been a casualty list, Stroh including: i said, but he had received no reports Announcement by the British Ad- |O f any deaths or serious injuries, mlralty that the veteran 22,000-toa' aircraft carrier Ark Royal had been WASHINGTON, Nov. 14.— Thq house vote on scrapping all provisions of the neutrality act: For the bill, Democrats, 189; Republicans, 22; American La- borlte, 1. Against the bill, Democrats, 53; Republicans, 137; Progressives. 3; Fanner Laborite, 1. Paired for the bill—Democrats, 6. N Paired against the bill- Democrats. 4; Republicans, 2: \VASI i IXGTOX. Nov. 14.— • ['resident Roosevelt today obtained an agreement for con-! tinned operations in the na-1 lion's "captive" coal mines j pending further negotiations I between the United Mine Workers and steel company owners of the mines. The United Mine Workers headed by John i.. Lewis, acceded to Mr. Roosevelt's request shortly after the chief executive had told Lewis and steel company executives that the | government never would force the i steel companies to grant the union's TRUCK ORDERS HELP DETROIT f FEDERAL ORDER FOR 217,000 TRUCKS WILL EASE SITUATION CAUSED BY AUTO CURTAILMENT District Roped Off Tha Torrance-Gardena area Is sunk by a torpedo in the Mediter- j between 15 and 17 miles southwest rancan, possibly by an Italian submarine. Reports from Russia that the Red Army had taken the initiative with of the Los Angeles business district, and was the most severely affected area. The entire business district was the aid of Stormavik fighting; roped off and on one was allowed planes which raked. German tanks to enter as a precaution against with a new type of "mad torpedoes" on the Moscow and Leningrad fronts, recapturing 20 villages near Kalinin, driving the enemy back on the Nara river front and at Maloyaroslavets. Oil Fields Drive Reports from Berlin that Ger- rcndezvous with British warships. There seems to be no reason now why American escort vessels should not go the whole route into the Mersey or the Thames. The Navy is,ready to put guns and crews aboard the merchant fleet. But that will be a gradual process,, although faster than the very slow division of any major part of- our. 8,000,000 tons of shipping into battle zones. . . ' ZlZTo 194 , Mr.' Roosevelt won authority for these further steps toward belligerency in a close house vote—212 to 194—taken yesterday after a chorus U,S, SOLDIERS KILL ISLANDER ICELAND NATIVE DIES FKOM BULLET WOUND FOLLOWING FIGHT OUTSIDE A CAFE (Continued on page 2) ENGINEER IS 13TH VICTIM man forces were smashing Into the J main defenses of Kerch, on the eastern shores of the Crimea, in what Nazis described as the first big blow in the battle for the oil of the Cau-' casus area. The Germans said that heavily-bombed Sevastopol and KENTON, Nov. 14.—R. E. Schuler, 61, of Ft. Wayne, Ind, engineer of the Pennsylvania passenger -train derailed at night died here today, the 13th victim of the wreck. J. L. Gebhart, Fort Wayne, the Dunkirk on Sunday in McKitrick Hospital Novorossisk had been knocked out firemari| BPl d ji passengers had died as effective Soviet naval bases, that] earlier f rom their injuries. Schuler many transports and warships hadj died at 10 .j 5 a m Dr . H. E. Gib- been bombed and that they were making progress in their drive to strike south of Rostov and, evcntu- (Continued on page 6) son said that a gas gangrene infection set in Wednesday in Schuler's mangled left arm. He, also suffered a skull fracture. REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Nov. 14 — DETROIT, Nov. 14—Fear of wide- tpread unemployment arising from ioday with disclosure that the war idl defen^ ,tjrt>duc,tlqrj ;$iqtinUli the automobile industry's shift to department plans to order "within the next 60 days" 217,000 trucks and other vehicles at a cost of more than. $430,000,000. The pleasant and surprising news of the department's action was announced to Gov. Van Wagoner and leaders of • the United Automobile Workers (CIO) late yesterday by of the Office of Production Manage- The press today angrily warned j associate director Sidney Hillman Icelanders to avoid contact with ] ment. American soldiers as much as pos- Hillman told Van Wagoner, state sible in view of a shooting affray, highway commissioner Donald Kenin which two U. S. soldiers are held | nedy and the CIO officials thai BIG BRITISH PLANE CARRIER FINALLY SUNK BY SUBMARINE SHIP REPORTED SUNK MANY TIMES SINCE WAR STARTED VICTIM OF TORPEDOES i the white ensign, the third aircraft i carrier lost by Britain. j So frequently was the Ark Royal I reported sunk in the claims of both Rome and Berlin that the became LONDON, Nov. 14.—The famous: almost a by-work in Britain for ailerart carrier Ark Royal—repeat- false propaganda. She had a normal edly "sunk" in German propaganda j operating personnel of 1,575 officers reports—has finally been sent to the' and men and carried 60 or more bottom by a Nazi submarine, the planes. of bi-partlsan warnings that we were at war or nearly so. Exerting the tremendous weight of his prestige by written appeal to the house and by direct telephone pleas to wavering members, the President master-minded a legislative contest he dared not to lose. He seems to be over the hump of foreign policy opposition, short of war His party split further under pressure. But the President won a vital decision if only by the margin of 18 votes. A switch of nine votes would have tied and defeated the resolution. The'legislative victory opened a new field of aggressive aid to the democracies and of shoot-on-sight opposition to the Axis- Effect On Japan It strengthened Mr. Roosevelt's position in dealing with Japan and, notably, in directing the imminent discussions with Saburo Kurusu, the well-liked and fluently bi-lingual Japanese diplomat who shortly will arrive here seeking a way out of the dilemma of the Orient. .The majority votes in the house and senate for scraping all of the blank Cartridge provisions of the neutrality act and substituting an almost all-out ball and powder defense policy leaves little of -the leg(Continued on page 4) for the death of an Icelandic fisherman. The soldiers were Privates Ev- "other steps will be taken soon" to alleviate the still further threatened dislocation of employment resulting HARDWARE CEILING erett Farmer, Huntington,. W. Va.,!from the changeover to defense and Charles H. Cox, McKee, Ky. j production. They are held for court martial on | • charges of voluntary manslaughter in the killing of Thordur Sigursson, 22. fisherman, in a" row outside a, WASHINGTON , Nov. 14.-Prices cafe at nearby Hafnarfjordu ti»i & ^^ ^.^ Q{ bu ., ders hard . night of Nov. 8. . , ... 1 1 ware items including locks, door Sigursson died Nov. 11 of a bullet I knobs ^ ^ ^^ nouse wound in the stomach. The press | numberS| transom chains , do or stops urged all natives to avoid the U. S.| an{J ingect doth goon wiu be stabi . roops wherever possible to prevent, JJzed at levels prevaillng on O ct. 21, urther friction. "These soldiers are carrying guns n violation of specific regulations," the newspapers charged. demand for a union shop in the cap- i live mines. " . | To force the 5 per cent of nonunion men In these mines to join the union "by government decree" would "be too much like the Hitler methods toward labor," the president said. Had Set Deadline Prior to today's conference, Lewis had set Saturday midnight as the end of the current ."truce" under ; which production had been continued. There had been much question whether he would cdft a strike to be effective Sunday. j There was no certalnity how long the new truce would last, but UMW I officials said the new negotiations j probably would continue at least j through Monday. j 'We always have been willing to , negotiate any dispute with the mine owners and, of course, we will be glad to meet with them as requested," a UMW spokesman said. Committee Support UMW official said the conferences will, continue here this afternoon, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and at that time a report will be made to Mr. Roosevelt. At least some of these conferences may be held at the White House. Lewis had entered the White House conference with President Roosevelt and steel company executives this morning with 1 the unanimous backing of the UMW's 200- man policy committee, in his demand for a union shop. Sinclair Lew!* and Dorothy Thompson Well known as a newspaper columnist, radio commentator and lecturer, Dorothy Thompson has filed suit at Woodstock, Vt, seeking a divorce from her husband, Sinclair Lewis, the equally well-known novelist and playwright, on grounds of "willful . d e s e r t i o n." • Miss Thompson, seeks custody of their, only child, Michael Lewis, a student at an exclusive New York school. ECONOMY SUGGESTIONS GIVEN BEFORE CONGRESSIONAL GROUP SALT RULING WASHINGTON, Nov. 14.—The Federal Trade Commission announced it had ordered 20 companies manufacturing and distributing a ! TREASURY SECRETARY PROPOSES CUTS IN AGRICUL- T yRE, ROADS AND CCC AND NYA FUNDS I v.'.\SHINGTON Nov. 14—Secre- large percentage of the nation's salt cf Treasury Henry Morgant hau 4n *4n«ii-t 4vt\rn '*•! /*r\w>V\! r»«i J f\n f\i* i to desist from "a combination or u> desist irom * w.uumuuu,, "' U)da y proposed to congress "drastic- conspiracy" to fix prices to curb' HllMlnn . In „„„,_ rtlt i,r«. for aeri- production. MAGNESIUM IS BEING 'FROZEN' reductions in expenditures for agri- | culture, roads, civilian conservation I corps. National Youth Adminislra- ' tion and other non-defense purposes. 1 Appearing before the special con- i gressional economy Committee, j Morganthau recommended that con- WASHINGTON, Nov. 14—Thel gress cancel arl authorization to Office of Production Management , apporlion $139,000,000 among the today impounded all stocks of mag- 1 sUtes for highway construction The committee applauded Lewis' statement of position as he left the smoke-filled union conference room admiralty announced today. The 22,000-ship did nut sink immediately when hit by the torpedo. Other ships were towing her wlun the went down. A large number of her c;cvv and flier personnel w-au saved. Thus was written an end to pt-r- The ship had seen almost constant service in the thick of the sea fighting. She ranged the Mediterranean, the Atlantic and the cold sea lunes off Norway and the North Cape. Her planes had carried out scores of attacks upon German iubiaaiines, land objectives and enemy naval haps the bcbt known' warship flying . craft. TRAIN WRECK NEAR PIQUA PIQUA, Nov. 14.—Two locomo lives and 15 cars of a westbount Pennsylvania freight train were de railed, today when the train struck a derail at a junction of the Balti more & Ohio tracks a mile east o Piqua. No one was injured. Traffic over the Pennsylvania lines were rerouted through Day ton. The right-of-way is expected t< be cleared by evening. KENTON MAYOR DIES. the Office of Price Administration announced today. APPOINTMENTS HIT KENTON, O., Nov. 14—Ellis H. McFarland, 52, mayor of Kenton for four years who was re-elected Nov. 4, died yesterday of cancer of the lung. He had owned a roofing, sheet metal and furnace shop since 1914. Administration had paid off $35,000 In old debts. COLUMBUS, O.. Nov. 14.—State Welfare Director Charles L. Sherwood today asked the state civil service commission to cancel 34 appointments to the Cincinnati old age pension office because of charges that some applicants were coerced into waiving their civil service rat- ingt. (Continued on cage 3; AMBASSADOR IS REPORTED SAFE PLANE CARRYING AMERICAN AMBASSADOR AND RUSSIAN DIPLOMATS LANDED NEAR TEHRAN, DISPATCH STATES. nesium and ordered that the metal be allocated only for use in such during the 1944 fiscal year. The recommendation on the full defense products as airplanes andl^ p)an wag tne , ollly one Mor . incendiary bcynbs. , genthau made invo i ving a specific Magnesium has been under priority control since March 24, but this sura. But he urged the money providers to slash expenditures for re- permitted some to be used for non-. . . • . , . , „ , I clamation projects, river and har- defense purposes. The new order i „ ' . , „ ,,., . , • , . , • . . , I bor work, flood control, Commodity provides for the freezing of stocks | ' .. ' . .. m "whatever form or by whomever Credit Cor P oratlons ancl for the held." Supplies will be allocated on ! Rural Electrification Admimstra- a monthly basis by the OPM. tlon ' . . ,. . The CCC and the NYA should bo RENT REGULATION ! consolidated in a new bureau of WASHINGTON, Nov. 14.-The | defense training, he suggested. Senate passed a House-approved While he did not estimate the EFFECT OF PRIORITIES SEEN IN RISE IN JOBLESS CLAIMS APPLICATIONS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS INCREASED 62 PER CENT IN OCTOBER COLUMBUS, O., Nov. 14.—Rising it likely to gain sharply during the winter months. This forecast is underscored by Robert L. Glenn, legional labor olli- cer for the Office of Production Management. measure freezing rents in the Dis-1 total that might be saved by his program, he told reporters that hs had not changed his opinion that one billion dollars at least could be trict of Columbia at the Jan. 1, 1941, level. The bill now goes back to the House for consideration of minor Senate amendments. cut from the federal budget. priorities uncmjuloymenit in Oliio.i "The layoffs that have occurred was reflected by an increase of 62; in the automotive and refrigerator per cent in claims for jobless bene- j industry will be extended to almost fits during October, the Ohio Bur- every other branch of industry that eau of Unemployment Compensa- i is not engaged in defense production reported today. j tion," he predicted. Although the total benefits—j "There is not enough copper, $613,308—paid out last month; aluminum, nickel and other metals reached a new all-tune low for the j for defense needs so the supplies to BUG, bureau officials said the re-inoii-dcfcnie production will be cut versed tivnd toward unemployment ( almost tu nothing" LONDON, Nov. 14.—Official information from Cairo disclosed today that Maxim Litvinov, new Soviet Ambassador to Washington, and Lawrence Steinhardt, American ambassador to Moscow, are safe. The diplomatic plane in which they were flying from Kuibyshev to Tehran, landed at Pahevi, 175 miles north of Tehran on .the Caspian Sea after having been forced from its course, presumably by bad weather, it was revealed. There had been concern fur their safety due to lack of information as to their whereabouts. This was relaxed by word from the British embassy at Quibyshev that they dicl not leave there until Wednesday and were not due at Tehran until last night. The Cairo advices said all the occupants of the diplomatic plane are safe and unhurt. In addition to Litvinov and Steinhardt, the plane was carrying Sir 'Walter Monckton of the British ministry of information and Quentin VOTE ON NEUTRALITY BILL CAUSES BRITISH REJOICING CHURCHILL INDICATES BRITAIN WILL STRENGTHEN HER NAVAL FORCE IN FAR EAST (presumably battleships) would soon appear in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, with the idea of putting fresh brakes on Japanese pot- icy. Reynolds, writer. American magazine LONDON, Nov. 14.—"They'e coming over!" Those bold black headlines, reminiscent of 1917, told Britons today the news they wanted most to read —that the American Congress has given the green light for another bridge of ships across the North Atlantic. Prime Minister Winston Churchil was expected to comment soon. In , , anticipation, he had indicated that Bnll!>h P° m ' Britain will appreciably reinforce her naval strength in the Far East A Columbia broadcasting system ^ ^^ ^^ rumors . that the 35.000 ton Tirpitz, German ' sisten^iip of the sun] I Bismarck, may have been ordered ! to the Pacific to reinforce Japan's j fleet.) i The Daily Express which jubil- jantly proclaimed 'They're Coming | Over!" Said the "First U. S. mer- I chant fWet sails next week" for as a result. It was assumed that more British wbrslups, including "powerful crafi" It wa felt hew that the most un- mtdiate etfesi/of the American action would be to make plain to all nations, including those of the Axis, (Continued on 2)

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