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Fourteen Deaths for Jackson" In Traffic Tjiis Year Let's Be Careful! Mississippi's Leading Newspaper for Moro Than a Century Full Associated Press Reports Jackson, Miss., Sunday Morning, November 2,1941 Established 1837 The Washington Merry-Go-Round By Drew Pearson and Roberts. Allen Russian Requests Modest, Mostly for Materials We Can Supply; New Super-Tank May Be White Elephant. Too Heavy for Bridges; Von Papen Tryins to Soften Turkey for Squeezes By Nazis Soon; Wheeler's Radio Pals Seem Confident They'll Get Power Boost. WASHINGTON, Nov. J. Aver ell Harriman's confidential report on Russian requests for aid was vastly different from British requests after Dunkirk. In comparison with the British, the Russian orders seemed a mere driblet. After the Loylands debacle, the i British had to start from scratch, havinz lost practically all their armored equipment and most of their field artillery. The Russians have lost tremendous quantities of material, but judging from their relatively modest requests, they still must have a lot left. One of the chief things they asked for was 75 to 105 mm. guns, which luckily we can supply. Production figures are a military secret, but these cannon are now rolling off assembly lines in quantity. The Russians also asked for machine guns, which we can furnish also in large numbers, since machine gun production is at a high leveL " . rr tst th hleeest. and pleasant- est surprises to Harriman was that j the Russians do not neca maenwe tools, at least for the present. This took a bif? load of his mind, as both the U. S. and Britain have tmttr tnnlt tn snare rlzht now. NOTE: U. S. military experts rtrr lack of coordination be tween the three Russian armies to be one of the principal reasons for the break througn in ine center against Moscow. Although there has been a shift of Russian generals, doubt still exists about the ..rMntinn nf the three armies under a central command. Wrong Orchid to Martin Like most other congressmen, TriM?.!r onr Leader Joe Mar- n had difficulty understanding members of the Argentine chamber of deputies during their recent visit on Capitol Hill. But Martin didn't need an interpreter to decipher one statement by a Latin American guest. . Introduced to Martin, the Argentine legislator said: "You have a great country and a great presi-rient-SL Also a great party. The Democratic administration has done wonderful things for the United States." . The Argentine congressman had no idea he was talking to the Republican national chairman. And Martin, always the gentleman, didn't enlighten him. He nodded pleasantly and appeared to agree that the Democratic administration had done wonderful things for the United State. , ,f Later Martin laughingly admit- (Continued On Page Two) . 3 Probe Continues Inio Cause Of Airplane Crash 12 of Ship's 17 Victims Identified ST. THOMAS. Ont., Nov. 1 (INS) with 12 bodies identified, in vestigators tonight sifted through several theories and conflicting offerings of eyewitnesses in an ef fort to determine wnai causea American airlines nagsmp wuu and burn In a field near Shedden and kill its 17 passengers and crew nf three. One theory advanced and a nnf was that the huge. twin-motored Douglas was flying upside down seconas Deiore u. tn ri isaster. If claims of some witnesses concerning the position r th red and green navigation lights are true, it, was pointed out, the shin would have been flying upside down. Other witnesses testified that the ... i i wnt-sr t a "rrar.v rdp " The Biddle Brothers, who operate a general store at nearby T.awrrnre station. GCCiarea (Continued on Page Nine) i ' ' WEATHER Mississirrt bandar. Fair, rising temperatures. 3Inday, lair, rising temperatures. Louisiana Sunday. Fair, rising temperatures. Monday. Fair, rising temperatures. Arkansas Sunday. Fair and warmer. Monday. Fair. Jaeksrt ..... M 41 Atlanta 71 58 M Birmingham . ............ 81 43 .PH Chicaao . 43 40 OS Decrer . 55 3f Jar3enri: 87 f l,tt Rorit 37. Memphis . M 4 .It) Meridian l 43 1.45 Mianit M 70 .19 Mobii 70 . 5J .33 New Or!esns 63 53 .10 New Yor . CI 50 1 53 Vicksburi 64 41 1 03 KITES BCILETIN Stares tn Flood Present Staco Star Feet ?-Boai Chants PEARL RIVER JACKSON 2.75 0.77 rise . ... MISSISSIPPI St. Louis 23.3 0.3 rise Memphis 15. 1 0.5 rise Vicksbura io.o 0 6 ric Paton Eouee IS 4 0.3 fall New Orleans 5 4 0 1 fall i"m!B to oi rse 14 0 9 rise Sine report . i8 04 rut Tension Of Nazi-U. S. Relations Increases With Hitler's Charge, Knox Assertion "We're In Fight" WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 VPl S German-American relations entered a phase of greater tension tonight with a charge from Adolf Hitler that American destroyers had engaged in aggression and a declaration from Secretary of the Navy Knox that "we are in this fight to the finish." Knox's assertion was made in an address to a marine corps audience at Quantico, Va., while his subordinates at the Navy department hoDefullv awaited word from the North Atlantic increasing the list of known 6urvivors of the torped oed destroyer Reuben James. Forty-four enlisted men had been rescued out of personnel rost er of about 120. The fact that these survivors wrere safe, and that the destroyer had been torpedoed and sunk while on convoy duty was all the information which the department had. Some hopefully assumed that ships of the convoy had effected rescues which they had not yet reported, and would not report until they made port. The practice has been to use the radio as little as possible, lest the ship's position be divulged to lurking submarines. "Deny Self-Defense" Official comment on the extraordinary statement issued from Hitler's headquarters in Russia was limited to the remark, by a state department sopkesman, in response to questions, that Ger -man propaganda seemed to be trying to deny the right of self-defense to those countries in danger of attack. This official referred reporters to President Roosevelt's address of last Monday for a statement of this government's attitude ' as to who was the aggressor in clashes in the North Atlantic between American destroyers .and Nazi war craft. In that address, Mr. Roosevelt said: "We have wished to avoid shooting. But the shooting has started, fired the first shot. In the long run, however, all that will matter is who fired the last shot." Greer, Kearny Only Mr. Roosevelt referred to the attempted torpedoing of the U. S. destroyer Greer on Sept. 4 and to the attack Oct. 17 on the destroyer Kearny which was hit by a torpedo with the loss of 11 men but limped safely to an undisclosed port, r .. . The German statement dealt on ly with these two incidents . and made the contention that the Greer 7 and Kearny, were aggressors. In his speech, an address to a Marine graduating: class. Knox said the sinking of Americans ships Dy axis suDmanncs was "worse than piracy" and should "incite in every self-respecting man a desire to have a part in the fight." "If what men are fighting Hit ler for is not right," he declared, "then there is no point in living at all." He told the 300 young men as fie awarded them second lieutenant commissions in the Marine Corps that "you should look forward to the opportunity of defending your country in a time of great, great danger," and he added: "You're lucky to have a chance to play man's part. For every one of you there are a hundred who would like to have your place." Priority Board Moves To Probe Steel Industry OPM Asserts Present System Is Inadequate ' WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (INS) The Office of Production Manage ment moved into the nation's gt gantic steel industry today to check on reports and rumors, of priorities violations wnicn may be keeping the vital metal from flowing: steadily into American defense industries. At the same time, the Supply, Priorities and Allocations" Board asked the OPM to develop a plan for direct allocation of the nation's steel output to assure delivery of the material to plants engaged in arms production. The board asserted the present priorities system was inadequate. , While the OPM priorities division announced the inquiry merely as a "nation-wide survey of the iron and steel industry and its operations under the priorities system," defense officials said they had received numerous reports and rumors of violations and . would "crack down" on guilty firms if the allegations are verified. The SPAB request for an. allo cation plan was made after army and navy officils pointed out that problems connected with distribu tion of steel for defense "could no longer be solved properly through the priorities system alone." Defense experts said, however, that the plan could not be put into ef fect on an industry-wide basis for some time. AD'S TEKFECT SPRINGFIELD, HI.. Nov. 1 HI Charles .Pell advertised his loss of $485 in 13 words but he was lucky! John J. Sergei, an Insurance men. told Pell he found the currency 71 bills uncovered and held together by a rubber band. In busy downtown street intersec tion. Pell, his faith in human honesty more firmly established, tendered Sergei a $100 reward. . Roosevelt, Canada Minister Confer At Hyde Park Hopkins on Hand " For; Study Of Anti-Hitler Front HYDE PARK, N.Y., Nov. 1 (INS) President Roosevelt and W. L. MacKenzie King, Canada's war-time prime minister, matched ideas tonight in the privacy of Hyde Park house for united Western Hemispheric efforts to bring about "the destruction of Hitler-ism." Harry Hopkins, lend-lease generalissimo, perhaps .significantly sat in at the week-end conference between the guiding geniuses of U.S.-Canadian moves to defeat Nazi Germany's crushing conquest. The dominion p rime minister said only, as he went into conference With the president, that "every phase of the international situation" undoubtedly would be explored. Possible direct American lend-lease aid to Canada was considered a likely topic as the three men conferred. President Roosevelt already has diverted lend-lease money to equip polish fighting units : training in the dominion. When MacKenzie King last visited Hyde Park in April he left with an a greement whereby the United States contracted to give . Canada much-needed dollars by purchasing $300,000,000 worth of material from dominion producers. . King will leave the Roosevelt Hudson Valley home Sunday night in time to appear before the final session of the Canadian parliament on Monday. - The Canadian leader arrived at nearby Poughkeepsie early this morning in a private car; An adjoining private car brought Princess Juliana of The Netherlands and her two daughters in also for a weekend visit at Hyde Park. Mrs-. Roosevelt drove down to Poughkeepsie in a White- House car, followed by a secret service cfr,to-7rreet - the- weekend guests The First Lady, wearing a : white dress, white stockings, and white shoes under a black coat and a wrapped white turban, strode down the train shed and welcomed the prime minister and the princess most cordially. While Mrs. Roose velt was talking to mink-coated Princess Juliana, secret service men carried the two infant Dutch princesses, both clad in fur suits up the stairs. . Escorted By Mrs. FDR Mrs. Roosevelt escorted King and Juliana to the waiting cars and cheerily 60lved the space problem by suggesting that the two children ride in the secret service car. Reporters boarded the prime minister's private car for an im promptu press conference before Mrs. Roosevelt escorted him ",- to Hyde Park. The stocky dominion chief was non-committal about problems vitally affecting the U.S. Canadian war effort. King specifically parried a ques tion about reports the American navy had taken over defense of Halifax and Nova Scotian waters so Canadian warships could be re leased for combat duty east of Iceland. Other questions put to king re volved around Canada's recently imposed a over-all price control system and the possibility of a joint economic effort to prevent in flation in North America. Bernard Baruch, chairman of the first World War's war industries board and recent adviser to the president, has urged a .similar price control set-up in the United States, con gress is now considering the prob lem, with U. S. Price Control Administrator Leon Henderson in sisting that price ceilings should be applied on specific commodities in piece-meal fashion. Tomorrow, President and Mrs. Roosevelt, in deference to Princess Juliana, will take their weekend guests to the Hyde Park Dutch reformed church for divine services. Soviets Using Packs Of Dogs With Sticks Of Dynamite, Nazis Say BERLIN. Nov. 1 (INS) Ger man authorities charged today that the Soviets are using packs of dogs with dynamite strapped to their backs against German forces northwest of Moscow. r An official Berlin announcement said the "mine dogs" ran toward the German positions and crawled under the barbed . wire entangle ments, where many were blown to pieces by the explosives they were carrying. Only two of the dogs reached the German lines, it was stated. The announcement said they carried saddle-pike packs, each containing one kilogram of dynamite, to which 16-centimeter glass tubes were attached. When the tubes were broken, said the communique, the dynamite charges exploded. COMING TO BILOXI GULFPORT. Nov. 1. Chief Wil liam T. A. Ammons USN recruiting officer, expects to be in Biloxi Monday for the purpose of receiving recruits for the navy. He makes regular trips to the Mississippi coast for the purpose of conferring with young mm who desire to join uncie Bams lighting forces of the sea. Nothing Definite Learned on Fate Of Jackson Sailor The family of Lawrence Sills, Jr., had only one more message yesterday as a reward for an all-night vigil in which they . hoped to learn further the fate of the 19-year-old Jackson boy who was aboard the torpedoed U. S. Destroyer Reuben James. This communication, which came from Congressman Dan McGehee, revealed nothing definite, however. It read as follows: "Regret to advise the Navy department still does not have list of survivors on Reuben James. They may get this information later in the day and as soon as I can get anything will immediately advise." The telegram was addressed to Mrs. Lawrence Sills, the youth's mother, who sat up : last night with her husband, local automobile mechanic ( who was decorated for bravery in the first World war; Mary Willie and Jim Alice, her two daughters, and other, relatives. Meanwhile the family, which resides at 705 Cherry street, held hopes young -Lawrence might be among the 44 officers and enlisted men who were reported by the navy as known to be safe. , $ : Gratifying Report Given By OPM On Time For War Armaments Turned Out in Record Time for War WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (INS) Airplane engines developing enough horsepower for 775 four motored flying fortress bombers or 3,000 ipursuit planes are being produced every month, the OPM announced tonight in an exhaustive progress . report of the arsenal of democracy. The inventory, based on a sur vey of defense arms production in the, first 9 months of lan, snowea that airplane production in Sep tembef was almost double that in January, and is steadily mounting, L-ierht and medium tanks are rolling off the assembly lines by the hundreds every month. Medium tank output is up 1500 percent, light tanks, 600 percent since January. And yet. the report states production is still in its infancy. Rifles and machine guns are being produced by the thousands daily. Twenty-eight plants are in (Continued on Page Eight) Republican From Lindy's State Behind FDR Surprises Congress With Declaration Against Hitler WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (INS) America's freedom will be imperiled until "Nazi aggression is smashed completely," youthful Sen. Ball, republican from Lindbergh's home state of Minnesota today told the senate. He backed the administration drive virtually to scrap the neutrality act after non-interventionist Sen. Clark (D) Mo., challenged President Roosevelt to ask Congress for a declaration of war against Hitler. Surprising senators, who had to be dragged into the chamber by a series of quorum calls to hear the sixth day of debate on the bill to arm merchant ships and send them into war zones, Ball declared: "Defeat of this resolution and (Continued on Page Nine) : . ..... Ole Miss Whips Marquette With Last Quarter Rally; State Breezes Over Lynx Maroons Find Memphians Inspired By PURSER HEWITT CRUMP STADIUM, Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 1 Mississippi State ran into an; inspired Southwestern team and a great little rabbit back named Kenneth Holland to day and emerged with a 20 to 6 victory and was thankful to get it. It was simply a question of the Lynx rolling up their whole season in one game and playing it here today against State, while the Maroons took it as" just another ball game. State went to the Lynx ten yard line in the first period, scored on a 50-yard pass play. Black to Craig, before the quarter ended, then saw the Lynx cover a fumble and score on running plays in the second period before Murphy tossed to Wohner for a 66-yard pass play for a touchdown. Bruce kicked two points the only conversions made during the game. Black engineered a personal touchdown in the final minutes with Thorpe going the last short distance after Blondy had rammed down from 59 yards away. The Maroons weren't flat, they were just not excited about South western, while the Lynx played as (Continued On Page Eight) HIGH SCHOOL Jackson 34; Canton 0. Mendenhall 13, Utica 0. STATE Ole Miss 12; Marquette 6. Miss. State 20; Southwestern 6. Miss. Southern 13; La. College 6. SOUTH Tulane 34; Vanderbilt 14. Tennessee 13; L. S. U. 6. Alabama 30; Kentucky 0. Georgia 7; Auburn 0. Duke 14; Georgia Tech 0. North Carolina State 13; North Carolina U. 7. West Virginia 7; Washington and Lee 6. Virginia 34; V. P. I. 0. Mercer 19; Presbyterian College 12. Randolph-Macon 13; American University 6. Howard 16; Tampa 13. Centre 51; Hanover 6. V. M. I. 13; Davidson 7. Emory Henry 19; West Carolina 0. East Kentucky State 41; Georgetown 0. SOUTHWEST Texas A. and M. 7; Arkansas 0. Texas 34; S. M. U. 0. T. C. U. 23; Baylor 12. Texas A&I 55; Stephen F. Austin 7. .- . : ' . , , Rice 54; Centenary 0, . , EAST '. ' Army 0; Notre Dame 0. Navy 13; Pennsylvania 6. Columbia 7 ; Cornell 0. Boston College 31; Temple 0. Colgate 6; Holy Cross 6. Brown 7; Yale 0. Duquesne 7; Villanova 0. William and Mary 3; Dartmouth 0.: ' . -:. -. ' V V.- OhiO State 21; Pittsburgh 14. Marshall 16; Wake Forest 6. Hamilton 27; Swarthmore 0. Harvard 6; Princeton 4, Fordham 17; Purdue 0. Rutgers 20; Maryland 0. " Lafayette 17; Gettysburg 6, Tufts 7; Northeastern 6. Norwich 6; New Hampshire 0. Boston U. 6; American Interna' tional 0. Western Reserve 27; John Car roll 20. Williams 13; Union 0. Ohio U. 26; Miami 0. Connecticut 7; Middlebury 0. Bowling Green 12; Kent State 6. Bucknell 26; Western Maryland 7. MIDWEST Michigan 20; Illinois 0. x , Minnesota 8; Northwestern 7, Butler 26; Wabash 0. Kansas State 12 ; Nebraska 6. Dayton 3; Cincinnati 0. Detroit 15 ; Manhattan 0. Missouri 19; Michigan State 0. Iowa 13; Indiana 7. Syracuse 27; Wisconsin 20. Tulsa 13; Wichita 7. Oklahoma 38, Kansas 6. Oklahoma Aggies 13, Creighton Iowa State 27; South Dakota U. Indiana State Teachers 14; Michigan State Teachers 0. Knox 6; Cornell College 0. Depauw 13; Louisville 6. FAR WEST Stanford 27; Santa Clara 7. California 27; UCLA 7. Washington State 13; Oregon 0. Oregon State 33; Idaho 0. v Utah 46; Colorado 6. Brlghain Young 28: Utah State O. South Dakota Mines 7: Montana Mines 6. Colorado College 16; Wyoming 0. New Mexico 23; Nevada 7. Denver U 6, Colorado State 6. LATE WIRE BULLETINS TOKYO. Sunday. Nov. 2. W) High Japanese sources declared to day "The United States speeauy is approaching the danger oi par- ticiDation in the war due to tne sinkings of American vessels." ; - These observers, as quoted oy me Domei News Agency, added: . "Therefore the United States is makinz every effort to avoid an armed clash in the Pacific, which now seems inevitable. Tension in the Pacific is gradually increasing despite all the sincere efforts oi Japan." Rebs BreakTie Late In Game riay-By-Play On Page 8 MILWAUKEE, Nov. 1 OR The University of Mississippi football team proved to be better mudders and cashed in on scoring opportunities in the first and final periods to defeat Marquette 12 to 6 today before a homecoming crowd of 10,000. Playing on a field made heavy by constant rain, "Ole Miss" jumped into an early lead, held it until the third period, when Marquette recovered a fumble and tied the score, and then counted the winning touchdown after a poor ' kick gave them the ball deep in Marquette territory. A 65-yard march brought Mississippi's first period touchdown. Merle Hapes, fullback, started the march with an 11-yard dash around right end. Halfback Ray Terrell cut over his left tackle, reversed his field and raced 44 yards to the Marquette 10-yard stripe before Jimmy Richardson pulled him down from behind. Terrell and Junie Hovious moved the ball to the five. From that point, Hovious passed to Bill Eu-banks, an end, in the end zone for (Continued on Page Eight) Nazis Renew Bombing Raid On Lond Red Resistance New Power Gipsy Smith, Dr. Lowe In Pulpits Today At TwoJackson.Churches Two distinguished ministers appear in Jackson pulpits this morning as the Rev. Gipsy Smith, Jr., opens an evangelistic campaign at the First Baptist church and Dr. R. Girard Lowe arrives to become pastor-of the First Presbyterian church. The Rev. Smith, prominently known in Jackson as he is in . many portions of the nation, will be in the First Baptist pulpit morning and evening, be-- ginning a two weeks meeting. Dr. Lowe comes here to take up his duties after resigning as pastor of the First Presbyterian church at Memphis. Knox Says Country Is Committed To Defeat Germany Navy Secretary Gives Graduates Fateful Assertion WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (INS) Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox sent a graduating class of U. S. marine corps officers into the field for active duty today with the fateful declaration that the United States is committed to a "fight to the finish" to defeat Hitler Ger-many. The navy secretary, whose forthright statements have . frequently become sign posts of action In Implementing American foreign policy, made his blunt assertion as the nation resigned itself to the probability of a heavy loss of life result ing from the German U-boat tor pedo-sinking of the American destroyer, Reuben James. To the marine officers, many of whom wrill immediately be assigned to duty in Iceland and other advance outposts of 'U.S. defense in the Atlantic and Pacific, Knox bluntly declared: "We got into this situation as defenders of truth and justice and let me echo the words of President Roosevelt, our commander-in-chief, 'We're in this fight to a finish. M No peace or compromise, Knox asserted, will be made with Germany under the Nazis "save the peace of righteousness." And he grimly added: - "And after that we will put our power to maintain that peace by force, if necessary." Knox message to the marine officers was addressed to them at the marine corps training center at nearby Quantico, Va. As Knox spoke 76 members of the crew of the Reuben James, torpedoed and sent to the bottom of the North Atlantic west of Iceland Friday night while the destroyer was on convoy duty, were still listed as missing by the navy department. To the list of 44 of the crew of 120 which the navy last night reported had been rescued, no additional numbers had been added. . Hope for further rescues In the Icy waters where the Reuben James went down, however, had not been completely abandoned. The navy department pointed out that the rescue vessels and planes as well , as other destroyers of the convoy are now under a radio "blackout" pending arrival at some port to prevent disclosure of their position to other German sub raiders. The navy said that the moment further word of the fate of the missing men is received here It will be announced immediately to relieve the fears of the families of the missing men. It was taken for granted by the navy that most thorough possible search for the missing men was being continued by U. S. warships and planes. . Until the radio silence is again nierced by a message from the searching warships, the navy de partment was unable to give xur- ther factual lniormation u ine anxious families and relatives of the crew members who besieged the department with telephone in quiries. Meanwniie ine state aeparimeni. met a charee Issued by Chancellor Hitler's headquarters that the U. S. had made the first attack on Germany, with the assertion that German propaganda was obviously twisting the actual facts to suit German purposes. The department stated that ihe true facts were plainly told the American nation by President Roosevelt in his nation-wide broadcast last Monday night. The president then declared that Germany had attacked America and had "started the shooting." The state department spokesman added: "German propaganda is obviously trying to deny the right of self defense to those countries in danger of attack." . , BILOXI, Nov. 1. There are 62 children of national defense workers in the Biloxi public schools. Twenty-five of the students are from keesler Field; 17 from Camp Shelby; two from Camp Blandingr; 12 from the Coast Guard; one from the Nvy; two from Pascagoula and two from Fort Knox. 1 on; Reserves Giving Price Controls Nearer But Farm Levels Set High House Committee Votes To Permit Further Increases WASHINGTON, Nov. !. MV-The House Banking committee approved a commodity price control bill tonight "after refusing to include wages and voting to prohibit ceilings on farm commodities lower than some of the highest agricultural prices in history. Chairman Steagell (D-Ala) said the committee vote on the bill was 18 to 5. With the farm bloc in full control, the committee accepted a formula for farm price ceilings which government experts said would permit food prices to rise as much as 20 per cent above the 110 per cent of parity level con tained In the administration's original bill. By a vote of 12 to 11, the com mittee stipulated that farm price ceilings could not be set below the highest of these three levels: 110 per cent of parity, the average price from 1919 to 1923, the pre vailing level last Oct. 1. Government farm experts said that if the ten-year average was the highest and they said it would be in the case of most commodities the ceilings would be 20 per cent higher than under the provi sion in the original bill putting the ceiling at not less than 110 per cent of parity. (Parity, as the term is used by the agriculture department, is a price which gives a farm product that same purchasing power, in terms of non-farm products, that It had during the base period 1909-14. Thus It rises and falls with Increases or decreases in prices of non-farm products.) Farm experts said the house committee's formula would, for example, forbid a ceiling on raw sugar lower than 5.84 cents a pound. Tills compares with the present ceiling of 3.5 imposed by Henderson. Four Army Flyers Killed As Giant Bomber Crashes Explosion Follows Sudden Landing On Ohio Farm FINDLAY, O., Nov. 1 (INS) Four army fliers were instantly killed at 3 p.m. today when a giant two-motored bomber crashed on the John Fisher farm near Benton Ridge in north-west Ohio. Fisher, who watched the plane as its pilot attempted to land in a cornHeld, said the craft came down with terrific speed at a 45 degree angle and then exploded, sending an inferno of flame 300 feet in the air. The blast opened a hole ten feet deep in the earth, and scattered engine parts and bodies over five acres. Pockctbooks scattered about the ground contained cards identifying the victims as: Lieut. George W. Smith of Ashe-vllle, N. C. Sgt. Lee D. Chambers of Hinsdale. N. C. John D." Southard, Springfield. O. Robert Joseph Hageman, address not known. The plane, according to Verne Powell, another witness, was east bound. Wit LONDON, Nov. 1 -(INS) Lon don had its first real air raid la more than three months kte to. night when luftwaffe bombers attacked at least two sections of tha capital area in the wake of powerful RAF daylight assaults upon Nazi-occupied coastal areas. At the tame time, other squadrons of enemy raiders were report cd active in the Liverpool area, and in northeastern and eaitern England. v Three of the raiders were reported shot, down up to a thort before midnight, two of them by the furious barrage of anti-aircraft Hie hurled aloft In the London outskirts and the third ne&f Liverpool. Two sections of London proper were bombed, and the wund ot heavy explosions could be heard at times In the outskirts of th city. No casualtlesv had been reported up to midnight. By The Associated Pre Russia threw great masses of reserves into the 19 weeks - old struggle against Adolf Hitler's invasion armies last (Sat.) night as the Germans momentarily threatened to capture the key city of Rostov-on-don. gateway to the Caucasus oil fields, nnd the munitions center of Tula 100 miles touth of Moscow. ' Even as his armies plunged deeper into the snow-bound land of the Soviets, Hitler himself loolc time out to address formal charges of aggression against the Uni- (Continued on rage Seven) ' Lencl-Lease Arms Rouled To Turkey By Great Britain Transfer Okayed By Officials As U.S. Guarantee WASHINGTON. Nov. 1 INS) American authorities reported today that "Kubttantial amounts" of U. S. war materials are being sent to Turkey via Groat Britain under the Icnd-leaso program, with th full knowledge of Ihc United Stxies. News that American aid is reaching the near-east country came after a shortwave broadcast from Ankara, Turkey's capital, which Rtatod that U. s.-made Howitzers nnd other weanons have been Keen In Turkish army reviews staged for the benefit of German aumoriucs visiting there. Inquiry Among American oniciau brought the reply that substantial amounts of American supplies are .virivinof tn Tiivlriv via. TtrlLttln fix a demonstration to that country that it can count on American aid u u takes the tide of-England In event of a break with Germany. Officials In Washington reruse to reveal the type of weapons being Kfnt tn Turkrv other than to say they comprise 'llowitzers and oih- cr instruments oi ai, amounts, they assert, are a military pecrct. However, It was learned that lMiii-lnatn nnlhnrltlrs haVC bem making regular reports to rrcsldent Roosevelt on the amoums ovum delivered to Turkey. Tntrtt Avnrrimn Kunnllcs reached Turkey months ago. Just alter the fall of Greece. At uic umc i surrender of O recce, large. amounts vl American war maw ials were headed for that country. c(r. h Rimniirs already had moved through mott of the Medi terranean, they were con.ugnra in Turkey, since then there been other shipments, including plane parts. Very lew, u any, moacrn wu.-can warplancs have been Kent to Turkey, however. The Turki? n armv. which Uf.es uerman, f inau and 'British planes, Is f-ald to have enough planes on hand in event f a Nrar Kast war. although it would need a steady .stream of re placements if actual corneal oroc out. American officials in wawunsion rmnrt that "enormous military preparations' are bring made m the Near Eat. Their advices My that a large British army has bcn irathfrfH ihrrft in anticipation that a southern front against Germany may be opened up. RaiiroAG m Egypt and Iraq are abo being repaired and improved to provide supply lines. Washington Signs Point To Early End Warn Ruinous Cycle At Hand WASHINGTON. Nov. 1 (INS) All signs In Washington today rnintd in an rarlv end to boom- time levels of non-defense business activities, as preparations to enrcic consumer demands got underway. Knmfl covrmmcnt officials, in cluding Treasury Secretary Mor-genthau and reserve board chairman Eccles, view current business trends as warning signals that the beginning of a ruinous Inflation cycle are at hand. Studies now are unaerway in uic treasury to deal with the dual lajk of raising billions for defence and withdrawing additional billions from the nation' mounting purchasing power.

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