The Bessemer Herald from Bessemer, Michigan on December 19, 1941 · Page 3
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December 19, 1941 The H«iald, Bessemer, Michigan Page Three I THE WEEK IN DEFENSE I Office of Government Reports While its envoys discussed with Secretary of State Hull means of maintaining peace in the PaciOc, Japan's farces attacSed the Hawaiian Islands, the Philippines, Wafce and Midway Islands, Guam, Hong Kong and Malaya. In the attacks on American possessions there were approximately 3,000 casualties, one bat- Ueship and a destroyer . were snnk = several other U.S. ships were severely damaged und a large number of planes put out of commission. Stating that "always we'll remem ber the character of the onslaught against us," the President asked Congress to deelare a state of war exists between the U.S. and the Japanese Empire. Following Congress's affirmative action, Germany and Italy-in accordance with their agreement with Japan--declared war on the United States. 1 ble. · Lend-Lease To Continue The White House issued a statement that "the Lend-Lease program .s and will continue in full operation. . ." The statement said "It was the German hope that if the U.S. aud Japan could be pushed into war, thttt such a 'conflict would put and end to Lend-Leaso program. Germany ana Japan, the President said, "we conducting their military aud naval operations in accordance with a joint plan. . . The American people must realize it can be matched only with similar grand strategy. . ." Aid To U.S.. The State Department asked the Pan-Atieriean Union to call a conference of "Western Hemisphere natons in Rio de Janeiro in January. By December 12, Great Britain, Canada, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Australia. Belgium, Canada. China, Cuba, Dominican Republic, HI Salvador, Free France, Greece, Haiti, Honduras, Netherlands Indies, New Zealand, Nicaragua. Panama, Poland, South Afri- Remember Christmas Seals/ GAIN IN PHONES IN RANGE CITIES D. E. FERGUSON STATES DEFENSE UPSPURT FELT H E R E BY PHONE GAINS Survey US-45 From Watersmeet North A final survey of US-45 from Watersmeet to Gosebic county north to Bruce Crossing in Ontonagon county- is now under way. it has been announced by the state highway de- £ ; paruueni, j Highway US-45 is an important What the National Defense pro-! uorl h-soiuh route connecting with gram aud resulting industrial upspurtj M _ 26 j eadiug to the copper Country. have done to Michigan's telephone; The sect3on now beins surveyed is service is reflected in the telephone' 2 o miSes long and extends from the statistics for November, just released, inncUon wi , h us ., near Watersmeet by the Michigan Bell Telephone Com-[ norUx to ^ juncUou ^a M . 2 S at , 1auy - \ Bruce Crossing, j The figures show that through · _. . , November the company has gained' TMe survey is expected to show 101,776 telephones since the first of th « xa Mruun amontt 5. « r ^ ocatlon the yea-,, an »1 X time high for the TM U be ***f«y » obtain better a- lignmcnt and eliminate bad grades and curves on the existing route. In Indian picture language Princess Watassa writes "Remember" and Skippy holds up his picture to finish the idea. Princess Wa- tassa, whose Indian health legends are loved by school children all over Michigan, urges people to remember to use Christmas Seals which support a year-round fight against tuberculosis. Michigan company and comparing i wth 68,330 during the same period ot. 11940. Company officials anticipated? Eatesmg the Upper Peninsula "Man never came closer to the Amost immediately ca, and the Soviet Union had either Congress declared war on the Europe-] declared war on Japan, severed rela- gods tuan in giving health to men. an members of the Axis. j tions with that country, or expressed Cicero's words are sharply appropri- Addressing the nation by radio, the i willingness to cooperate with the' President said "it will not only be a I U.S. long war. it will he a hard war. . . i * Not only must the shame of Japanese Production treachery be wiped out, but the! Under Secretary of War Patterson sources of international brutality.' ra' 161 * * OT production ot all munitions wherever they exist, must be abso-i ou a 21-hour-a-day basis. The SPAS intely and finally broken. . With! *ssued a declaration that the defense! world. And what confidence in our armed forces-with! Program had been replaced with a ] maintain it than in the nnboanding determination of our] victory program. OPM people--we will Sain the inevitable Kuudsen told his press conference triumph. . . We will win the war ^ victory program calls for 1,000 and we are going to win the peace neav y that follows. . ." ! and a ate this Christmas, when "Merry Christmas" may sound hollow and "Peace on earth--good will toward men" can, at the best, have only n prophetic ring. But "good will toward men" can, and must, be maintained in this better way to literally giving Director j health 10 men. This we do when we buy Christmas Seals which long ago proved themselves worthy of be- bombers a month 1 in S a Sreat American tradition 168-hour week for the plane, I The Chritsmas Seal is the sole sup- structure, now face the most crucial year of their work. The grim curve of tuberculosis has always swung upward during times like these. We can prevent this deadly climb. We can even continue to force it downward as we : an increase of close to 110,000 for south of Watersmeet, US-45 Inte-r- the full 12 months of 1941. i sects TJS-2 and M-2S, connects wi-, a , Buring November, also, new local M ' 26 aad M-35. and terminates .-.i telephone call records were set, the Outonagon. At that point it connects ! daily average over all of the com- vitn M -®* leading westward aioi:g pany's telephones being 4,945,703, compared with an average of 4.408,640 in November, 1940. The company's, daily westward the shore of Lake Superior to Silver City and the Porcupine Mountain area. average of long distance calls reached a peak of 78,355 during November, 1941, compared with a daily average of GS.6S5 in November, 1940. According to D. E. Ferguson, maa- have during the past thirty odd years ager for the company, it such an in-! | tank, gun, ammunition and shipbuild- i P° rt of the National Tuberculosis As | ing industries as fast as men, mater- j sociation and its nearly 1,700 affiliat ( :_.!_ *«.« j -- f. _'u.i_ _ _ _..._ ,._.,,n_n~i ^ TM i fin Jl SKfiPnfir\TiR frnm /rioot f f \ f*f\*ic*t- We stand a good chance of rewriting, this time, the familiar grim story of war and tuberculosis. If we don't rewrite that story, with all of the knowledge we now have, we shall justly be accused of criminal neglect that resulted in thousands of needless deaths. We caa step into the picture at this point because it is our buying Standard Measure Spain, from all reports is keeping right in step with modern scientific progress. For instance, in Spain you can nov, buy a sweater made oat of crease of demand continues in the j skimmed milk. face of rising material shortages, the} Michigan Bell may find it difficult be- j fore long in providing service -where j and when needed at some of thej " r - !iSte to see a sweater. points it serves. At the first of December, 1341 j there were 3S53 Company-owned tel- ials and machines are available. Di-j « d assocations from coast to coast, j an d using Christmas Seals that will shining Army and Navy Action The President announced he hadi l TV, · . * . i instructed the Army and Navy to! rector Odium ot the OPM Contract ilese associations, for years an mte-1 keep the light of progress take all steps necessary to U S de-j Distribution Division, speaking in gral part of this country's health | against tuberculosis. fense The War and Navy Depart-! New Yovk ' sald war Production will ment snnotmced that the Army and! double in 1942 - Civilian Supply D i - , Navy had beaten off attempted Jap-; rector Henderson cut auto production) anese troop landings in the Philip- j to 60 P er *nt of December last year. ines, sunk a 29,000-ton Japanese bat-1 The President invited industry and tleship* cruiser and a destroyer ' labor leaders to meet in Washington scored hits on the battleship KONGO i December 17 to reach an agreement that Marine garrisons at Midway and ' to . P revent labor disputes. Wake were holding out; that Navy; Civilian Su PP'y The President told his preBS eon- Secretary Khox had flown to Hawaii. Botn the Army and Navy announc: ed volunteer enlistments at a- record level. The War Department asked Sault Tonnage Is Over 100 Million · i ephones in service in the Ironwood. Bessemer, and Wakefield exchanges representing a gain of 11 during No- vemiber, according to D. E. Ferguson, manager for the Michigan Bell Telephone Company. Terence the very great shortage of most m.-Uals will necessitate use In j war production of at least 60 percent Congress for legislation to register' o£ the metals now K° in S Into civilian all men IS to 64 years old and to per-' mit use of men IS to 45 for military! service. Selective Service Director Hershey said if may be possible to raise the number of selectees in service from the present 800,000 to about 3,000.000 without using other f rnn . t use. The Secretary of Agriculture 1 issued a statement "we enter this struggle with greater reserves of food, feed and fiber than at any other time in our history." OPM Priorities Director Nelson prohibited sale ot new auto tires from than the 21-2S age groups, VcTn'-l B~Ur " to December 22 to stop Dy ^^ClTm^ sress approves the induction ot those 1 a **yi»E wave which started after from 23 to 35. now registered but de- I Ja P an ' s attack. Price Administrator ferred. another 1.000,000 might he Henderson placed ceiling prices on raised. Gen. Hershey said. SS na-flash "E"ts, bulbs and batteries and tional headquarters directed all local j boards to reclassify ex-Service men I coaslal who have been deferred because of ( to , prior service. asked for a nationwide campaign to j Congress "passed legislation remov- j conserve aud accumulate waste pa ; the ban on U. S. Army men from j pet% tonnage was 12,000,360. Shipments of grain amounted to 273,716,699 bushels. Other commodities moving in large, amounts by water included ! copper, lumber, shingles, pulpwood. One of the most reliable toarome- no ur, zinc, scrap iron, structural ters oC business conditions in the steel, petroleum products, salt, auto- United States is the battery of ship mobiles, stone and gravel, and gen- locks at the rapids of St. Mary's e ral merchandise. river, in Michigan's Upper Penin-| sula. Compiled figures for November traffic through the St. Mary's Palls ship canal in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, with three ship locks in operation, -and one lock In Sault Ste. Marie, . Ontario, show that 12,222,942 tons of freight were handled. The total for the 1942 season to December 1 ia 108,985,082 tons, exceeding any vious year's record, a clothing he requests, "Yes, sir," bows the assistant. "What size please?" The customer scratches his head, "Tin not sure, 1 * he replies, "but I think I take a size fourteen quarts and ona pint!" Sign "How do ynu know she is his wife?" "Didn't you notice, when they ·were dancing together, that he didn't clap. his hands for an encore." "Bit Grubb told me last night that I was beautiful." "And they say he lacks imagina tion." . . . (Far The teacher at the village school was leaving, and was being presented with a clock and a purse. The vicar made the presentation with these words: '"The contents ot the purse will hi tune disappear, but this clock will never go." We Sell Every Form 3 Of Insurance The General Insurance Agency George L. Mazanec, Agent Peoples State Bank Buildht Phone 58--Bessemer, Mich. ! ber tonnage to be added. Iron ore, all downbound, totaled purchasers of "must" items in j S2 S16 TM S ton3 - a »d upbound co»l threatened by air raids j :-^L.^.all profiteering. He also j *Ss^S*S«£!«tS4f*S$«*aS*^ For smart, distinctive gifts that say "Merry Xmas", shop the "Gift Store of the Range. serving outside 'the hemisphere. Congress also granted the Army and Navy permission to hold enlisted men for the duration. Civilian Defense 9 Following air raid alarms in San Francisco and New York, the Office of Civilian Defense ordered all Pacific and East coast and District of Columbia air raid volunteers on the alert OCD Director LaGuardia "announced enrollment of 950,000 air raid wardens and other volunteers and called for three times the existing permanent fire personnel, plus one air raid warden for every GOO persons. The War Department asked ail Governors to be "ou the alert" with home jTuards and State troopers available to meet any situation; instructed special plant protection services to protect all arsenals, factories and storage depots against sabotage. Director McNutt of Defense Health and Welfare Services asked Govern ors to complete mobilization of State health and welfare services. He also issued a call for young women to enroll in schools of nursing to meet critical shortages of professional j nurses for the Army, Navy and civil- M 'ran requirements. I * Communications The Navy initiated censorship on outgoing communications and for- hid publication of any naval information that might be of value to the i enemy. The Army restricted Jnfor- mation of troop movements except '·when announced hy the War Department. The Maritime Commission requested the press, radio and other news channels to refrain from pub lishins information about merchant vessels in any waters. The President authorized the Defense Communications Board to den Agnate radio facilities of the nation tor nse, control, inspection or closure by Federal agencies. The Federal Communicatotts Commission prohibited operation of amateur radio stations In all C. S. territory. The Army and Navy announced casualty lists -will be withheld from publication in order to avoid giving aid to the enemy in determining where and when and how many ?n*s- es the U. S. bad SMtaiMi, n^ lie* ot casualties, however, will be notified immediately whenever possl-i Economic Defense The Economic Defense Board prohibited exports to Japan and Japanese occupied territory, to Japanese nationals all over the world, and to China--except for shipments to the Burma Road via Rangoon. The Board also stopped exports of all rubber until further notice except in connection with Lend-Lease and tc U. S. forces. Treasury Secpetajry Mprgenthau ordered a halt to any commerce or communication with Japan or her al lies, ordered all borders closed to Japanese and froze all assets of Japanese nationals or businesses. Stating that defense expenditure increases wilj have to be matched by increases in purchases of defense bonds and stamps, Mr. Morgenthau ordered an intensive sales campaign. Aliens The Presidenc designated by proclamation all nationals of · Germany, Italy and Japan as "enemy aliens" and authorized the Justice Department to take into custody those considered dangerous. The Justice Department requested that all State and local officials leave the handling of aliens to Federal authorities to prevent persecution of law-abiding and peaceful enemy nationals. All but 2,303 of the 1,100,000 Axis nationals in I he U.S. were allowed to rfr main free subject to arrest on the slightest provocation, the Department said. The others, considered dangerous, were taken into custody and will be placed In concentration camps supervised by the Army. GIFTS^HIM " You Are Always Welcome At The 1 GOGEBIC INN Located next to Abelman's on Sophie Street Saturday, Dec. 20 We Aid Sewing Ravioli Salad 25c Per Plate Join your friends at Gogebic Inn Dance to Good Music IIME to rub out dark jpots In your homcl Put a 100-watt bulb In · low-toil pin-up lamp . .. and · gloomy comer gathm chitr and charm inricad of dint. SEE THE NEW BETTER SIGHT LAMPS AT YOUR LOCAL ELECTRIC DEALERS %$»**»?* Botttr Ugh! - Better Sight "VAN HUESEN" SHIRTS New Patterns Whites $1.65 and $11.95 Others from $1.29 'VAN HUESEN' PAJAMAS Broadcloths Rayons Plain Colors on Novelties $1.98 and up to $4.95 New Shipment GIFT TIES MUFFLERS H'DKERCHIEFS JEWELRY Give Her NYLON Hosiery Give Her Hosiery A personal gift on the "wanted list 1 * this year 75cto$2.15 Gift Wrapped ODONNELL SEAMENS Three floors just brim full of novel, different gifts ____ for those problem gifts on your list ---- Practical gifts, too, that -will be well received. GIFTS °r HER § Practical and pleasing ft Towel § Sets | Colorful. Fine 5 Quality. From X 75cto$5 I Luxurious, really love Personal Gifts she'll LINGERIE Stipe, Gowns, Pajamas, Panties, including new glamorous black and colors 59c up to $6.95 A colorful assortment of CHENILLE BED SPREADS Solid colors florals all heavily chen- itled $2.98 up to $16.50 Beautiful Handmade "CAMBRIDGE GLASSWARE A grand a«s"t to choose from 50c and up O'Donnell - Seamcns has the finest showing of GIFT LINENS in the Northwest. See Thtm /~\ THE GIFT STORE OF THE RANGE « UDONNELL-SEAMENO

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