The Winnipeg Tribune from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on June 23, 1941 · Page 1
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Monday, June 23, 1941
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? Churchill Says: 0"Any man or state who fights against Nazism will have our aid . . . It follows, therefore, that we shall give whatever help we can to Russia and to the Russian people ... If Hitler imagines that his attack on Soviet Russia will cause the slightest division or slackening of effort in the great democracies who are resolved upon his doom, he is woefully mistaken." (See text en Paga S) FINAL EDITION Ira mtttptg rotate The Weather Forecast: Cloudy, Warm. Temperature: 6.30 a.m.. 63, and at noon, 82. Mln - - lmum during night, 58; maximum Sunday, 76. Sun above horizon: 16 hours, 23 minutes. Sun rises, 4.19 a.m.; sets, S.41 p.m. 52nd Year By Carrier In Winnipeg 25e per Week. WINNIPEG, MONDAY, JUNE 23, 1941 20 PAGES Price S cents; With Comics, 10 cents. No. 149 m, mm ymm i mms teifflg Skin Ira Eta f i Mfi Hmicteg ' .I Mussians In Action Against Nazis . fe. - v( - .v j. t - .v.v,ww - . ...,.....(.;.:.:.,. - . .v. .:wx - ; - . - - ww ' vv;. - ; W - - .s . - jo: : - w - fr.W$tor - . - y - HsBBSBBBBBBsawqMsVf: 'Matf'. i . .Wii i . inn 1 411mm .j .1 11 in 1 mi j 11 .mi. .m. mi 1 ii 1, 1 j .sjM.ijij.i u .J. iwww.. ,u n ... wi.wihu. Av9A - mw - W.wm F " - i A 7 ' ' " .'.. j ' Soldiers of the Red Army, (left) are shown charging ai At the right, Nazis, deployed over a key roadr have jthe road and cut off the possibility at encirclement by machine gun post in manoeuvres. - (dropped into natural cover with a machine gun to enfilade jtroops, ' . '. British Down 64 Planes; Offensive In Seventh Day tBr Th. Cuudiu PnM . LONDON, June 23. Making an offensive sweep over Northern France for the seventh successive day, the R.A.F. reported the destruction of seven more German fighter, planes today, bringing the total for the last three days to 64. - British bombers on Sunday, in their 12th straight night assault on Germany proper pound - ed the big naval' base of Wllhelms haven and other targets in the northwest, Fighter - escorted bombers sped across the channel In mid - afternoon and resounding explosions soon were heard by watchers on the British southwest coast. The bombers tangled in a spirited right with German chasers, then headed home again. . Besides Wilhelmshaven, where the air ministry said large fires were started, other R.A.F. targets Sunday night Included Emden, Bremerhaven and Duesseldorf. These raids followed upon Sunday battles over the Channel and France, In which 30 German planes were downed against only two R.A.F. losses, bringing the Nazi toll In two days of aerial clashes to Sunday night to 57 planes. Another German plane was destroyed by one of last night s raiding bomber. The series of crippling blows Hanson To Tour dealt by the R.A.F. to Nazi military targets and the German air force have won Britain "absolute supremacy" In the air over northern Europe, a United States army air corps officer said today. - Seizes Advantage - According to this observer, who has spent the last five weeks with the R.A.F, Britain seized a good advantage of the opportunity pre - sented by the German diversion against Russia and has hammered home an offensive the like of which the R.A.F. has not undertaken before In this war. In addition, he declared the war of attrition against German fighter units had whittled German defers sive strength "to the point where British fighter escorts In daylight outnumbered German planes which intercept them." This observer reported a "start - continued en Page 5, No. 4 Britons Seize 8,000 Captives In Ethiopia tBr Th Anoctittd Piw3 - , fAIRO, June 23 The British command announced today that the V British forces had taken 8,000 prisoners, Including 11 generals, In the capture of Jimma, In Southwestern Ethiopia. The captives Included one corps commander, two divisional commanders and eight brigade commanders, the daily war bulletin of the 'Middle East command announced. Jimma, one of the few resistance centres remaining In Ethiopia, surrendered - two days ago after a series of enveloping movements. The communique also reported that operations In the area west of LakemU and about Derra Tabor were proceeding satisfactorily. INSIDE THE TRIBUNE Von Ribbentrop textPige 2. . .i Tti of Cburcbill. Msckentie ! King and Molotoll. Pg J.'. Ctntdg spends S2S.000.000 on bombers. Page 3. Hitler't gsmble on the steppes of RossiaRsndolpb Pttton on PK t. . US. morst a!d expected fft . Russia. Ft. T. Elson en Ptge 7. Canada, U.S.. plan post - war intutmes.rne t Ban On Reds Will Not Be Relaxed By CHARLES BISHOP (From TIM Trtbun Ottawa Bureau Copyright by TIM Co. - OTTAWA. June 23. The ban on the Communist party In Canada will, not .be,, relaxed becausd, Russia Is now fighting Germany, according to high legal opinion here today. "This ban," according to the spokesman, "will stay on. Communistic activity will not be tolerated regardless of what Russia b doing. We may expect thone who are interned to stay i .J interned." By Tha Canadian Press OTTAWA. June 23 Hon. R. B. Hanson, leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons and acting head of the Conservative party, will start a tour of Western Canada on July 6, it was announced at His office today. U.S. To Follow British Policy Toward Russia By H. T. ELSON From Tha Tribon Washington Bureau uopynsni By Tns Bout ham Co.) WASHINGTON, June 23. - United States for eign policy will parallel that of Great Britain in respect to Kussian resistance to German aggression. Hitler and Hltlerism were identified as the real enemy and threat to American security by under Secretary of State Sumnet Welles, In an official statement Issued here at noon. All doubts that the aim of the German government Is world dom ination are resolved by the attack on Russia, says the statement which refers to the Nazi regime as a government without honor. Thus Mr, Welles upon the direct authorization of President Roosevelt has acted te mobilize United (States public opinion lenq the lines of Mr, Churchill's speech. The direct Identification of Hitler and Hltlerism as the real enemy Is a quick move fo clear away the political smoke screen and awaken the American people te the realities of the new situation. Mr. Welles outspoken denunciation of Communism as a political philosophy Is designed to forestall appeals to religious prejudice. It also places the issue upon the simple basis of the United States' own security, thereby assuring continuance of the present policy of - hostility toward Germany and all - cflt 'aid to Britain. Immediate action to Include Russia as a beneficiary under "lease - lend" legislation Is not yet Indicated. .Mr. Wells said that even the President "could not answer that question this morning." But he did emphasize the fact that the United States government was without any official Information from the Soviet regime, a London Sees Shorter War Now Reds In By A. C. CUM MINGS From Tha TrlbuiM London Bureau Copyright by Tbs Bouiham Co. LONDON, June 23 Hitler's last mad surprise will shorten the war whether he succeeds or not in his blitzkrieg to knock out Soviet Russia in the next six months. This is the view of the best in formed quarters in London, where for weeks everyone, even in high government circles, has been puzzled at the endless reports com lng from continental centres indicating the Nazi dictator had re turned to his older phobia of Bolshevism and was determined to attack Russia with all his military might. So many lying reports are put out from Berlin that even the stories of impending Invasion met with Incredulity. . Only a few hours before the Nazi bombing of Soviet cities be gan, the balance of opinion here was that Hitter was merely engaged In a gigantic bluff to force Moscow to give him oil and the wheat he needs for a long war. Predictions were common that Stalin would surrender and join the appealers. Repercussions of the war between Germany and Russia will be felt all round the world.' The whole strategic problem of beating Germany has been altered for Britain in a single weekend. In the first Continued on Page S, Mo. S Duranty's Odds 5 To 1 On Nazis Kaiser's Mistake Warning To Hitler By WALTER DURANTY Special to Tht Winnipeg Tribune) NEW YORK, June 23 The most interesting thing about the Russo - German war is not that it happened, but that it happened now, with startling suddenness. I have full authority for stating that both American and Soviet circles in Washington, although, of course, aware of reports (which mostly emanated from German or German - controlled sources in Europe) of recent German troop movements toward Russia's borders were surprised by the news that war had begun. Indeed, with the possible exception of Sir Stafford Cripps, British ambassador to 1 1 1 I : A ? A 1 fx. " Bloscow wno nas oeen preaicung mis war, l I before the end of June, since last February, .. x' - - 2 f I doubt that any observers outside Germany and that goes for Moscow and Tokyo as waiter Duranty we1 ag Washing;ton London - expected the struggle now. War In Air Sets Pace As Soviet Fights Germany (Camnller From Lata Cables). T3USSIAN resistance to Nazi invasion was watched closely, but warily, today for a hint of the Red army's strength or weakness. The world's two larg - a ! I i i i 1 - i l i r T - i , j , est, armies naa ueen iocKea in comoai irom uaiuc to Black Seas since the Germans attacked at dawn on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Russians were assured of British aid, both technical and economic, and of United States government sympathy. There was no word from Washington on extension of lease - lend aid because no request had come . from the Soviet. Moscow today admitted that the Red army was giving way slowly after having fought the Germans to a standstill up to Sunday noon, but vast masses of men and guns were being moved up to the 2,000 - mtle front by the Russian high command. I . Mobilization was ordered in all western military districts of Russia as the Red army called to the coiors classes 01 men irom me ages 01 zf through 36 to bolster the hundreds of thousands already at the front and on the march. . Chief Nazi gains, penetrations of six to 10 miles, were reported in Lithuania and Russian Poland. Air War On Full Tilt The Russians claimed 65 Nazi planes were shot down during Nazi raids on Kiev, capital of the Ukraine, Sevastopol on the Crimean peninsula, Zhitomir in the Ukraine, and Kaunas, capital of Lithuania. More than 200 Russians were killed or injured during the first hours of bombing' which preceded the actual declaration of war. The Germans contended that at least 40 Russian bombers were destroyed when attempting to counter - raid German positions, pricipally in East Prussia. The Nazi high command asserted that the invasion of Continued on Page BJ V T Berlin despatches indicate the propaganda line that Hitler has struck at Russia because he feared the Russians, in cahoots with the British, were preparing to attack him, when, or if, he decided to Continued on Page S, No. 6 . Victory Bon Purchased WITH subscriptions made Saturday through the mails and the banks still to be added in, Manitoba's Victory Loan total stood today at S51.206.0OO. A total of 51,923 Manltobans had bought Victory bonds, one for every 13.6 of the population. In Greater Winnipeg the ratio had reached one In ten. The province measured up, and then some, when it was asked at noon Saturday to give the campaign a bang - up finish by subscrib ing a quarter of a million dollars. Though only three and three - quarters millions had been sub scribed In the previous 24 hours, four guns were fired in the noon time ceremony at Portage and Main.1 (This was because the gun crew only had four shflls left also It was under instructions to return to Shilo cemp the same afternoon.) Extra Boom Psid For ds Worth $51,206,000 By 51,925 Manitobans New Battlefront r Continued on Page 5, No. 2 Subscriptions coming !n to the provincial headquarters during the - aiternoon more than paid for tAat extra boom. They amounted to 1465,150. I The spirit In which they were made was Indicated by the action of one man who strolled in, said he had not been canvassed, and asked for an application form. 'What do you want, a S50 bond?" he was asked. "No," he replied, "two 11,000 bonds," and he pulled the money out of his pocket The Street Cleaning unit of the One Big Union bought a bond, though it hadn't a dime in the bank, their own savings until enough had the! rown savings until enough had keen raised to buy one. Charles Forrest, a Yorkshireman by birth, was the member who thought up this scheme. ' Additional subscriptions from the executive, management and staff of The T. Eaton Co.. Ltd., up to Saturday noon brought the grand total o J470.950 and he number of subscribers In the organisation to 1.628. These figures are not yet flnal. Large subscription reported to day Include: Grain Insurance and Guarantee Co - $485,000: Public Finance Corp., $5,000; Sinking total to $470,950 and the number of Fund Trustees, City of Winnipeg $50,000 (additional); Sinking Fund Trustees, Greater Winnipeg Co - operative Ltd., $5,000. Manitoba's banner city, near - final figures showed, was St. Boniface which subscribed $300,000 on a $200,000 quota to earn two honor pennants, one for each additional 25 percent. Few cities In Canada equalled this showing. The final event of the campaign was a dinner given the more than 200 canvesser Jointly by J. D. Perrin, Greater Winnipeg chairman and The T. Eatoti Co. Ltd., at the Fort Garry hotel. E. G. Gilliat, sales conference managor, presided. Sneakers were H. E. Sellers, Mani toba chairman: R, J. Fry, director of publicity and Mr. Perrin. All three congratulated the men on the fashion In which they had pushed Continued on Page 9. No. 1 Stockholm - TlQfflNINGqrXP sJ ytcS Tallinn s: I ( IITHI'ANU yrpw f I f V ""l BOMBED I Pom.t) jr - 1, - " "1 At V ' J Sevastopol X BuxnareettfJaj ft LACK Si Above map 6hows the 2,000 - mile battlefront where Soviet TiUssian forces face the Germans, and the centres in Russia which the Nazis have bombed. (Map by Margaret IRowe.), ) j

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