Greensburg Daily News from Greensburg, Indiana on March 14, 1941 · Page 11
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%1 LATE NEWS SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER — FIRST IN NE^S, FIRST IN CIRCULATION, FIRST IN THE CONFIDENCE OF THE PEOPLE. 1A PAGES A U TODAY Saturday Night Washington, March 14.—President Roosevelt will go on the air Saturday night to report to the nation on the state of national defense and the prospects of aid to the democracies, he disclosed today. The chief executive will speak from 9:30 to 10 p. m., EST., from the annual dinner of the White House Correspondents' Association—a setting which will surround him with virtually his entire cabinel.congression- al leaders, heads of OPM, Lord Halifax, the British ambassador, Wendell Willkie, and many others in addition to leading newspaper editors of the nation. VOLUME XLVIII — No. 63. ESTABLISHED IN 1835. GREENSBURG, IND., FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1941. INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE. PRICE — THREE CENTS. Spanish Blast Seville, March -4.—Some 50 persons were killed and 300 injured today when an ammunition dump blew up in the Sierra del Aguila quarter on the outskirts of Seville. AIR OFFENSIVES TRADE New $2,000,000 Car Ferry on Maiden Voyage SOUTH BEND, ANDERSON FAVORED TO WIN STATE TITLE. Madison Dark Horse Long Odds Quoted On Nine Other Participating Teams Playing At Four Centers. Revision Washington, March 14. — A revision of the social security structure which will afford a greater equalization of benefits to old people and bring a larger number of beneficiaries under the law, may be expected this spring, President Roosevelt declared today. Americans New York, March 14. — A peaceful settlement before the April 1 deadline seemed likely today in th wage controversy between the nation's 450,000 bituminous miners and the soft- coal producers. Neither side was budging an inch at this early stage of negotiations for a two-year contract. ' But it was evident that in view of the national defense situation neither operators nor miners wanted to be responsible for precipitating a tie-up ^in the Ww>~-.. vf "V- '*•-•• Action Now? London, March 14.— According to well-informed military circles in Berlin, German action against Greece will begin this week-end, an Exchange Telegraph dispatch via Zurich said today. A special military mission headed by members of the German high command has flown to Sofia, owing to failure of the Italian offensive in Albania, the message said. , African France? Algiers, March 14.—In a move which may have a profound effect upon the future of the war, General Maxime Weygand today shattered long tradition by appointing Moslem representatives to the national council at Vichy. Chicks Are Lost In Hope Brooder Two hundred and fifty 3-week old chickens were destroyed by a fire which gutted a large brooder house Thursday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Mason at Hope. The house is located at the rear of the Mason residence on South Market street, near the Stafford elevator. The flames were extinguished by the Hop-3 fire department. Mrs. F. M. Davis and Mrs Ray Ferguson, of Westport, were Thursday visitors in Greensburg. Maximum Thursday 37 Minimum Thursday 24 At 7 a. m. today 27 Maximum, March 13./1940.... 51 Snow, period ending 7 a. m. today, melted equalled .08 inch of rainfall. Fair tonight, followed by increasing cloudiness Saturday; not much change in temperature. Pocahontas. Encampment ((I. O. O. F.) Lodfe No. 36, F. & A. M. Strand Theatre. K-P Theatre. •2*M Theatre. By PHILLIPS J. PECK (INS Staff Correspondent) Indianapolis, March 14. — Ever alert to the chance of earning an honest nickel or two, the J betting fraternity came forth j today with Central of South Bend and Anderson as the most likely candidates for Indiana's coveted high school basketball championship. In brief, the boys in the back room are quoting 2-1 odds against Johnny Wooden's Central Bears and the Indians of Coach Archie Chadd; 3-1 odds against Burris of Muncie or Washington, and the fancy price of 8-1 against North Side of Fort Wayne, Kokomo and Froebel of Gary. And, if you're one of those sporting souls to whom the lure of a dark-horse is irresistable, you can string along with one of the other nine contenders in IHSAA's 30th annual hardwood extravaganza and get anywhere from 20jbr SSLto 1.^, ^ '^ Bunched Shelbyville Tall Cedars Initiation The date for initiation services planned by members of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon to be held April 11 has been changed. The services will be conducted Thursday, April 17, at the Shelby ville National Guard armory, it was announced today by Wilmer McNeely, officer in charge. The date was changed due to the fact that Good Friday falls this year on April 11. Members of the organization of Shelby county and surrounding counties have been invited to attend the services and are asked * to note the change of time. |D ft D|H|[rD 71 m AT HOSPITAL ! Father of Newspaperman Suc- I cumbs at Indianapolis—Was ! Former Railroad Conductor VIOLENT BOMBINGS BEAT ON HAMBURG AND SCOTCH CITIES •- — — i NAZIS CLAIM GLASGOW WAS! COVENTRY-STYLE RAIDS ON LEFT "LIKE A SHEET GLASGOW AND HIJLL OF FLAME." Downed Bombers ARE SEVERE. New U. S. Bomber Berlin Declares Hospitals Hit j civilian Deaths Feared High as by English Assault on ' Hundreds of Nazi Planes Hamburg. of vs. In fact, you can take all nine of them in a field bet of 5-1. This was the situation on the eve of semi-final competition at Hammond, Muncie, Indianapolis and Vincennes tomorrow in the third stage of the four-week classic. From the 16 survivors of an original field of 777 entrants will come the four quintets who will compete at Butler fieldhouse here March 22 for the title. Tomorrow's pairings: At Hammond Logansport vs. Froebel Gary. Central of South Bend Lafayette. At Muncie Huntington vs. Kokomo. Burris of Muncie vs. North Side of Fort Wayne. At Indianapolis Rushville vs. Anderson. Crawfordsville vs. Madison. At Vincennes Bedford vs. Bloomington. Bosse of Evansville vs. Washington. The opening gam-2 at each center will be played at 1:30 p. m., with the second contest scheduled to start an hour later. Winners will meet at 8 p. m. for the semi-final crowns. An estimated 23,700 fans will witness tomorrow's competition with capacity crowds assured at each center — 4,900 at Hammond, 5,000 at Indianapolis, 6,000 at Vincennes and 7,800 at Muncie. If advance indications are borne out, the huge • throng in Muncie's big Walnut street field- house will witness the standout attractions of the semi-final round. Betting odds notwithstanding, the Muncie quartet shapes up as the most evenly matched in the round of 16. Watch Froebel Huntington won 14 and lost five during the regular season; North Side triumphed in 15 out of 20; Kokomo annexed 13 victories in 19 starts, and the Owls of Burris came through in 18 out of 22. 'Most reassuring factor for Burris fans is the fact that the Owls trounced Huntington, 56 to 32, while the Vikings j turned in a decision over North Side. Froebel of Gary looms as the chief threat to South Bend Central, especially if Davage Minor, Froebel's great negro center, is in full stride. Minor tallied 28 points in almost single handedly carrying the Blue Devils through the final game of the Gary Sectional. Coach Marion Crawley's Washington Hatchets dominate the scene at Vincennes on the (CoBttmied on Tmge Tml Decatur county entries in the Annual Spring -Stallion Show, held at Robert's Park in Connersville, Thursday, dominated awards. Numerous places, from first to sixth, were won by the, l&sal- entries .as well ^as. a .grand championship, reserve grand' championship, junior championship and 'reserve junior championship. "Farceur's Joe," entered in the five to nine year old Belgian class, by Burney Jackson, was judged grand champion of the Belgian class after winning first place in its class and becoming senior champion Belgian. Mr. Jackson was presepted with a large citp which will be exhibited in the News window On her maiden voyage, the new $2,000,000 car ferry, City of Midland, is shown above at Manitowoc, Wis., headed for Ludington, Mich., first port of call. The ferry was loaded with 30 freight cars City of Midland on maiden voyage of evaporated milk from Wisconsin's aalrylanB. The ferry can accommodate 50 passenger cars and 34 loaded freight cars. It has 74 staterooms. » dining, salon and large lounge. LOCAL HORSE BREEDERS TOP CONNERSVILLE SHOW within the next few days. This stallion also won third in the feet and legs class for shod animals. Reserve grand champion Ptercheron of the show was .'•'(Topper;*' ah entry'In 'the two year old Percheron division by John Carroll, Fugit township. This stallion won first in its JACKSON TEAM TO BE Roscoe A. Rinker, 71, Indianapolis business man and father of Kenneth N. Rinker, city editor of The Greensburg Daily News, passed away Thursday at the Methodist hospital at Indianapolis. Mr. Rinker was presi- j dent and manager of the Banj ner Storage Company, 611 North Capitol avenue, Indian- I apolis. He lived in an apartment in the company building. Mr. Rinker was born in Brooklyn, Ind., on October 28, 1870, the son of John W. and j Margaret Rinker. He was a con- Members of the Jackson highj ductor on tne Indianapolis and school basketball team during j yincennes division of the Penn- Ithe past season will be/the hon-lsjklvania raUroad until 1915 to&to&uefr^£i^^ class, was junior champion and then was judged reserve grand champion of Percherons at the show. In the feet and legs class, unshod, this animal was judged second. The reserve junior champion award was made to H. M. Tomson for his entry,' unnamed, in the yearling Percheron division and was made after the stallion had won second in its class and first in feet and legs class, unshod. Decatur county won first place in the Belgian-get-of-sire division on two stallions entered by Mr. Clark and Mr. Jackson (iiy international New= Service) and swept the county group en- Indianapolis, Sponsored by March • 14. — tries by whining first place in civic organizations and drafted after a year's study, a bill broadening the scope of courts having juvenile both the Belgian group and the Percheron class. The group of three which won the Belgian class was composed of entries of jurisdiction_has been signed into Burney Jackson, Virgil Clark Henry F. | and Wayne Tomson, while the winning entries in the Percheron law by Governor Schricker. The juvenile court bill raises from 16 to 18 the maximum age of boys coming under jurisdiction of juve'nile courts, gives such courts jurisdiction over all criminal cases involving children except those carrying sentences of death or life imprisonment, provides that proceedings of these courts shall be private, and gives them jurisdiction in adoption proceedings except in Marion county and other counties having probate courts. Gov. .Schricker also signed-the class were those of Frank-Beall, Sally Beall and John Carroll. Other awards were second place in the five to nine year Percheron class to Miss Sally Beall on her entry, "Fred, Allen;" third place hi the 5-9 year old Belgian class and fourth in feet and legs, shod, to "Sonny Successor," an entry of Virgil Clark; first place in the two year old Belgian division to "Farceur Camille," an entry shown by Burney Jackson which also won and program sponsored. by the Jackson township farm bureau and to be held in the high school auditorium on Tuesday night, March 18. Following the pitch-in supper 'railroad, men", . having ".been, a member "of the general' grievance committee. He was rAarried to Miss Nettie Alexander, of Richmond, in 1895. She died April 22, 1940. In 1918 he became associated at 6 o'clock will be the program m war work in the Y. M. C. A. which includes addresses by I He bought the. company at In- H-. H. Wilson, principal, and I dianapolis in 1920. Mr. Rinker was a founder of Paul Overmier, coach. Included among those players to be honored' are John Milton Evans, John M. Purvis, Laverne Schroder, William Emly, Gene Schuyler, Charles Hogg, Marvin Lewellen, Robert Wolfe, Charles and ' Robert Brewer, Melvin Griner, Dallas Barton, Charles Coffee arid Jack- Evans. In charge of the arrangements for the affair to which the public has been invited are Mr. and Mrs. Otto Bokelman, president and social and educational' leader of the Jackson township farm bureau. LEW LEADER Milo J. Warner, Commander, Pleads "Actual Delivery" of Aid To English. By bill recreating the State Egg-] fifth in feet and legs, shod, and Board and he vetoed five meas-1 two awards in the yearling ures, including one amending I Percheron division where "Hoi- beauty culture laws and a Re-!lis" an entry by the Beall broth- publican program bill which ers won third and an entry, un- v/ould have put the unemployment compensation division under control of the state department of treasury. named, of John Stewart, won fourth. These two entries • also fifth and sixth places (Continued on Vggf FJTf) EUGENE J. CADOU Stnlt Correspondent) Indianapolis, March 14. — Munitions and supplies should be delivered to stricken Great Britain by American convoys, the Railway Men's Bible class of the East Park Methodist church and was a member of the Woodworth-Etter Tabernacle at Indianapolis. Survivors are a son, Kenneth N. Rinker; a grandson living in Greensburg; a brother, Fred G. Rinker, of Indianapolis, and a sister, Mrs. Nettie Macy, of Greenwood. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. To Hold Rites At Milan Sunday Funeral rites for John Frederick William Berner, 74, who died "Thursday morning at his residence at 302 North Tacoma street, Indianapolis, will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at Milan. Burial will be made at the Milan cemetery. The body is at the residence at Indianapolis. The survivors include: The widow; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Stamm and a son, William Berner, of Indianapolis, a sister, Mrs. Mamie Westrater, of Anderson, and a brother, Edward Berner, of Richmond. Milo J. Warner, national com- jElkS To Hold Annual Election Wednesday mander of the American Legion, declared in a report from i the Legion's recent mission to England before a special meeting of the organization's national executive committee here today. describing the urgent fContfnunl on Page Five) The annual election of officers of Greensburg lodge No. 475, B. P. O. E., wfll be held Wednesday night. Following the lodge business session a buffet lunch will be served. BRITISH AID PLANS ARE "UNDER FORCED DRAFT" London, March 14.—Prune Minister Winston Churchill has asked Sir Arthur Salter, British economist and shipping expert, to proceed immediately to the United States to discuss. Britain's maritime problems with administration officials in Washington, it was announced today. .British quarters stressed that the most urgently needed aid that Britain requires from the United States under the lease- lend program is replacement of shipping losses. Sir Arthur went to Buckingham palace today and was sworn in for his new task. Also it was announced Privy Councillor Robert Brand will leave for the United States to head a small British mission charged with rushing food supplies to this country. By WILLIAM S. NEAL . (TNS Staff Correspondent) Washington, March 14. —. America's first major aid to Britain will be designed to help foil'Germany's "starve England" campaign, it was reported-today as congressional action was rushed on the $7,000;000,000 lease-lend appropriation. Some members of Congress, who heard cabinet and army officers appeal for early approval of the aid funds gained the impression that Chancellor Hitler's threatened invasion of Britain may be postponed. The number one threat facing the -British, some members asserted after the hearings, is the destruction of shipping by Germany's submarines .and long- range bombers. To combat'this menace, American aid, it was predicted, will include bombers which can pa- trol sea lanes and protect merchant vessels, and light ships for hunting down submarines. Food also will be shipped, it was said. - Bill Up Tuesday The Ho use appropriations deficiency subcommittee, 'which is considering the funds bill, called William S. Knudsen, O. P. M. chief, Budget Director Smith and naval and army officers for testimony. : Hearings are scheduled to close today. The bill will be thrust before the house Tuesday. (CMrtined •• Tugf Tw*i By PIERRE J. HUSS (INS Staff Correspondent) Berlin, March'14.—More than 50 patients and nurses were killed or buried alive under Dump Cargoes. (By International News Service) The total aerial warfare that Britain and Germany are waging with the coining of spring, weather and bright moonlight debris last night whe* British, captured world . wide attention raiders bombed two hospitals at | today. Hamburg, an official German announcement said today. The latest night raids includ ? ; ;| ed terrific German blows at" J man port of Hamburg. A Berlin announcement said The institutions hit were thej GlasgoWi Li verpoo i ? Birkenhead Barmbeck and St. George's hos-| and Hull and what the British pitals, the announcement stated. j air ministry called a "success- They were blasted by R. A. j full " R. A. F. attack on the Ger- F. raiders which attacked Hamburg for the second successive night. At the same time, returning 50 patients and nurses • were German airmen reported that killed or buried under the debris hundreds of German planes that raided the Scottish shipbuilding port of Glasgow devastated a four-mile corridor of docks, shipyards and storage establishments during the night. Started Fires The German attacks on Glasj gow, Liverpool, Hull. and.. .qther. Birkenhead Er^lish and Scottish" "centers '"were * •'arriorfg* the heaviest of the entire conflict. The raids on central Scotland were the heaviest that area has sustained since the war began, Berlin circles declared. Berlin authorities described the attacks as the war's most widespread series of fire-kindling assaults. An official announcement said unanimous reports from the crews of the hundreds of German bombers that hammered Glasgow said the four-mile corridor hi the harbor area was severely hit. They added, this announcement said, that Glasgow warehouses, a power station, grain silos and a gas works formed a "veritable ocean of flames." Liverpool and Birkenhead (Continued on Paice Four) LOSESIIIE Mussolini Said to Have Watched His Crack Troops Driven Back of two bomb-blasted hospitals. Hamburg With war in the skies the center of attention, Burdette S. Wright, vice-president pi. the Curtiss-Wright corpora- announced in New York, dive bomber. This American plane, Wright said, is capable of traveling 100 miles an hour faster "than any other aircraft of its type in the world. Designed for the United States navy, he declared, the dive-bomber can carry twice as many bombs as any existing dive-bomber, fly twice as far as any existing models and remain in the air four and a half hours longer. (By International News Service) Athens, March 14.—R. A. F. fighters shot down 14 Italian planes yesterday in fierce combats over the Albanian battle front, a British communique announced today. i The statement said the air battles occurred over the Tepe- leni and Klisura areas. In addition, R. A. F. bombers successfully attacked the.Italian airdrome at Valona on the Albanian coast, the British headquarters claimed. More heavy losses were inflicted on Italian troops as the Fascist Albanian offensive crumpled under tha-eyes of Premier Mussolini, Greek authorities declared today. They said II Duce, who has been directing Italian operations at the front, has been forced to watch while large units of Italian troops were taken prisoner by advancing Greek detachments. Repulsed With Losses Athens officials reiterated that the entire Fascist offensive has bogged down under Hellenic counter-thrusts. The,Greek-high command announced in a communique: "The enemy continued his offensive on a wide front. Large infgntry forces, supported by strong artillery units and many aircraft were used. But all the attacks were repulsed with Heavy losses to the Italians." By JAMES E. BROWN (INS Staff Correspondent) London, March 14.—Nazi raiders smashed at Glasgow and other English and Scottish centers last night and early tcday in fierce retaliation for the stunting R. A. F. offensive ^against Berlin, Hamburg and Bremen. Casualties were feared heavy in the Glasgow area, where explosives wrecked many homes, a hospital, schools and churches. The air ministry announced British fighters destroyed eleven German bombers during the night—two more than the previous night's record-breaking "bag" of nine. Reports from Glasgow said the crash of heavy bombs and terrific anti-aircraft fire resounded throughout the night as the Nazis delivered one of the (Continoeit on Page Four) WEIGHT TAX LAW Enforcement of tax law affecting the weight trucks "and buses operating in Indiana will begin April 1, according to Don F. Stiver, superintendent of the Indiana State Police. Recent legislation. repealing the weight tax law does not become effective until Jan. 1, 1942, and commercial vehicle operators are being given two weeks in which to comply with the law. Enforcement has been withheld pending outcome of the legislation. Weight tax plates, which must be prominently displayed, on the vehicle, may be obtained at auto license branches, and at the main license bureau in the state house in Indianapolis. Superintendent Stiver- will.'order, arrests for failure to display the plates on and after- April I. Police chiefs in all cities and towns in Indiana have been asked for their' cooperation 'in enforcing: these provisions. , •

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