The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on November 3, 1941 · 19
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The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada · 19

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Monday, November 3, 1941
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER Hun Claims Of "Attack" Termed 'Forced Retort' Berlin Charge .Against ihe United States Declared Attempt by Hitler To Becloud the Issue Set Forth in President Roosevelt's Address. Washington Circles Indicate No Heply Will Be Made. WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 ' (A. P.) The Nazi declaration that the United States has "attacked Germany" was interpreted in diplomatic quarters here today as a retort forced from the Nazis by President Roosevelt's latest address and not essentially a bid for Japanese aid. Typical Hitler "Louie" The Grrman statement, issued from Hitler's headnimiters Saturday, referred to the engagements of U-boats and the United States destroyers Greer and Kearny, said the destroyers Initiated the attacks on the submarines and contended that "therefore the United States had attacked Qermany. After 24 hours digestion of this extraordinary pronouncement, the best Informed sources here agreed that the primary purpose was to offset and suppress the effect in neutral nations of Mr. Roosevelt's Navy Day address. In that speech, broadcast throughout the world, the President said German naval forces had attacked the destroyers in the engagements of Sept. 4 and Oct. 17. that history had established who flred the first shot and that "America has been attacked." In government circles, the view was expressed that "we have a strong case and Berlin is sending up a verbal barrage In an attempt to becloud the issue." The possibility that Hitler's headquarters Issued the statement as a reminder to Japan of the trl-power Axis pact which bound Germany, Japan and Italy to help each other in event ot an attack on any of the partners was not ignored, but there was a tendency to subordinate it. The reasons for this tendency were two: That the statement was the technique usd by Hitler throughout his dealings with ether nations accusations of aggression against Czecho-Slovakia. France. Great Britain, the Low Countries and others. Awaits Soviet Outcome That Japan still wants to wait for the outcome of the Russo-German conflict before making any move which might bring the United States Pacific fleet and air force into action. While in Tokyo there were those who thought the German statement intensified the Pacific crisis. It also was noted that at least one Interpretation of the tri-power agreement was that it was discretionary with each of the Two Girls Among Accident Victims Struck by an automobile as she U3 nOIMUl dllUM nilUIUU BllCCkf at Waller 6treet at 9.40 p.m. Saturday, Miss Gilberte Lefebvre, 19, of 58 Waller street, received a gash over her right eye which required 12 stitches to close. She was detained at the General Hospital overnight, following treatment at the clinic there. Numerous cuts about her head were suffered by Miss Dorothy Wicker, 21, of 93 Queen Mary street, Overbrook. when an automobile in which she was a passenger struck a post on St. Patrick street near Mackenzie avenue, at 1.30 Sunday morning. Her injuries were attended at the General Hospital and she was then allowed to go home. Unusual Accident. Gerard Sabourin. 25. of 388 Montreal road, Eastview, an employe of the Desroches Motors garage at King Edward avenue and Rldeau street, suffered a possible fracture of the right leg in an unusual accident in the garage at 4.45 p.m. Saturday. He is a patient at the General Hospital. Wilfred Bond. 382 Elgin street, had driven his car over the grease pit In the garage to have his radiator serviced. Sabourin. standing in front of the car, had Just filled the radiator and asked the driver to start the engine. Mr. Bond said he believed his car to be in neutral gear, but it Jumped forward, pinning Sabourin by the leg against a shelf. August Bouflard, 31, of Peta-wawa military camp, escaped injury when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Somerset street west near the corner of Booth street at 7.55 p.m. Saturday. Constables Barkley and Clifford, of No. 2 station, took him to the Civic Hospital, but an examination showed there were no injuries, and he was allowed to go. No one was injured but damage totalling $100 resulted from a collision between an automobile and an army Bmbulance at the corner of LfBreton street and Gladstone avenue at 1.30 p.m. Saturday. Walton Phillips. 75 Florence street, was driving his car south on LeBreton and was about to cross Gladstone avenue when the tmbulance. going east on Gladstone, and driven by Pte. George Fletcher, of Rideau Military Hospital, collided with it. Rain was falling very hard at the time. Dawtl Sky of Ottawa Is Now Believed Drowned TIMMINS. Ont., Nov. 2 (CP.) Provincial police said Saturday that David Sky, 25, of Ottawa, is believed to have been drowned. Police returned from Night Hawk Lake where Sky's boat was found overturned and floating in ice-broken water. Sky is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sky of Ottawa and a former resident of Schumacher. Ont. 3, 1941. parties to decide whether another was the object of aggression. There was no indication that the United States government contemplates an official statement in reply to that issued from Hitler's headquarters. At Hyde Park, President Roosevelt's aides said he had no comment and that he had made known his attitude at a Washington press conference Friday. On that occasion. Mr. Roosevelt, replying to a reporter's question, said he had given no thought about the possibility of breaking diplomatic relations with Germany. BERLIN, Nov. 2 (A.P.) The German government formally declared Saturday that the United States "attacked Germany" In incidents Involving the American destroyers Oreer and Kearny. An official statement was issued from Hitler's headquarters to counter President Roosevelt's assertion that Germany had started the shooting. Nazi spokesmen said tonight they did not believe the question of invoking the three-power pact "arises at all at this time." Although the statement claimed the United States destroyers Greer and Kearny "have attacked U-boats and consequently America attacked Germany," the spokesmen said: "In our opinion such a question (of invoking the pact) does not arise at all at this time. The government declaration was Germany's statement of the case in answer to Roosevelt's last speech. It was for the record." Admits Firing Torpedoes Tor the first time It was admitted that German submarines flred torpedoes at the Kearny, which the navy department in Washington has announced was ripped open but did not sink with a loss of 11 lives on the night of Oct. 16-17 southwest of Iceland. Another statement, also released from Hitler's headquarters, assailed as "forgeries of the clumsiest, grossest type" the map and document referred to by President Roosevelt in his Navy Day speech. "There exists neither a map prepared in Germany by the Reich's government regarding the dividing up of central and South America, nor a document pronounced by the Reich's government regarding the dissolution of the religions of the world," the statement declared. Despite the strong wording of these statements, however, it was said by spokesmen that they did not intimate any change In relations with the United States. Nursing Service Created For Navy Establishment of a nursing service in the Royal Canadian Navy was disclosed last night in the Canada Gazette. A navy spokesman described the new service as an off -shoot from the army nursing service which formerly looked after navy needs. He said the service would be "on a small scale." Navy hospitals were being built at Halifax and Esquimau and the nursing service would staff them. It might also staff other small units at other places but "definitely none of the nurses will go to sea." Highest rank in the service is that of matron-in-chief, equlva lent to lieutenant commander, and the pay is $7.75 a day. Matrons, who have corresponding rank to lieutenants, draw $6.50. A nursing sister and dietician gets $4.25 and has rank equivalent to sub lieutenant. Her pay in creases to $5 after six months. A nursing sister who is an assistant matron or in charge of a hospital of from 100 to 175 beds gets an extra 50 cents a day. Home sisters and physiotherapy aids, with corresponding rank to midshipman, are paid $3. Impressive Tribute To Late J. McCauley Members of the Catholic clergy and a host of friends in Ottawa and from the district, joined in paying impressive tribute to the memory of John Patrick Mc Cauley, brother of Rev. Father William T. McCauley. parish priest of Fallowfield, at his funeral held Saturday afternoon from the par lors of McEvoy Brothers to St Patrick's church. Burial was in Notre Dame cemetery. Almost the entire congregation from Father McCauley's church was present at the service. Canon George D. Prudhomme conducted the Libera service. In the sanctuary were Canon J. A Carrlcre of Hull, and Rev. Fathers A. E. Armstrong. M. O'Nell, J. O'Neill. T. J. Deschamps. J. E. Brennan of Richmond. J. R. Murray, W. J. Radley and W. G. Fogarty. Canon Prudhomme officiated at the graveside, assisted by Father McCauley and Father Brennan. Among those present were several friends from Fort Covington. N.Y. They were Miss Margaret Deneen. Mrs. Ralph D. Hayes. Mrs. H. F. Cosgrove, cousins, and Mrs. Charles Taillon and Mrs. John A. Lecombe, two friends. HELP Kite YOUR COMMf XION ClfAR Of UNSIGHUY BLACKHEADS WITH DAILY USB Of MIIOIY MEDICATfO Ottawa Area Soldiers Overseas. The above four soldiers, three brothers and a brother-in-law, have arrived safely overseas, according to cables received by their wives. The quartet, who are all drivers with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps, are (left to right): Harold Behan, 35, Keefcr street, Overbrook; Gordon Scharfe, 31. Keefer street; Edward Eddle Scharfe, 39, Hurdman's Bridge, and Harold Scharfe. 26, Keefer street. The Scharfe brothers are the Rons of Mrs. R. J. Scharfe, Overbrook. Productive Power Post-War Asset, Attlce Declares Could Be Used Effectively To Raise European Living Standards After Victory by Allies. Major Clement Attlee. lord privy seal and leader of the British Labor party, told a press confer ence Saturday that productive power, created to meet war needs, could be effectively used to raise European living standards within a few years or an Allied victory. "We will have to do our best to raise standards because war does not make wealth, it destroys It," he said. "I believe our powers of production are enormous now. We ought to be able to get to a higher standard within a few years after the war." A natural result or war was a redistribution of purchasing power and an Increased readiness for change. Already steps long ad vocated by the Labor party, such as maintaining established stan dards of nutrition, had been put Into effect. Absence of serious labor trouble in Britain was attributed by Major Attlee to the "conviction of the labor people of the vital Importance of winning the war and the development of methods of negotiation" as well as accept ance by trade unions of respon sibility in the war effort. Trade unionism had reached a more advanced stage in Britain than In Canada. Sacrifices which had been made by labor groups in Britain in the interest of the war effort were listed and protected by legislation which ensured their return in peacetime. rne uritisn government was already directing considerable attention to post-war problems, he said. While it was recognized that the Atlantic charter would form the basis of a post-war program, means of putting its provisions Into force had yet to be worked out. wnne tncre had been no freezing of wages in Britain, steps had been taken to prevent vicious spiral of prices and wages and a great deal had been done toward keeping down prices of essential foods. Major Attlee arrived in Ottawa Saturday from New York where he has been attending the Inter national Labor Organization conference as representative of the British government. His visit to Canada was termed purely unofficial but he will visit the House of Commons in session today and hopes to meet several cabinet members for Informal discussions. He will return to New York Wednesday and go from there to Washington where a final session of the labor conference Is to be addressed by President Roosevelt. New Motor Vehicles The Dominion Bureau of Sta tistics reported Saturday 5.713 new motor vehicles were sold in Canada for a total of $7,794,097 in September compared with 5.583 soia lor $6,776,286 in the corres ponding month last year. The re port did not include war deliveries to the government. In the first nine months this year 101,099 vehicles were sold for a total of $128,818,681 compared with 103.999 sold for $116,590,650 in the same period last year. Turn to Citizen Classified Ads. Read them, heed them and succeed. iocs F6I ItrAlls 6 HT TIrE MHO CU1 LINDSAY'S 2-9601 t d i cm i To ie in mm BUILDING? B Sure to Spcctr.f Hayley's Cinder Blocks to losulat Your Horn HARRY HAYLEY Hordman't Road 3-7:69 FOR QUALITY DRY CLEANING SERVICE CALL STAR CLEANERS 319 Rldeau St. 35653 ' L: ; ., II Jt jmm More Than Inch of Ha in In Ottawa at Week-end More than an inch of rain fell in Ottawa during the week-end according to records taken at the Central Experimental Farm by F. W. Baker. On Saturday when the heaviest downpour was experi enced, the precipitation amounted to .72 inches, and on Sunday it registered .34 inches. The continuous rain made out door conditions anything but pleasant but during Sunday there was a considerable moderation in the temperature. With such an amount of rain during the past month, rivers in the district are somewhat higher than their usual levels for this time of the year. Citizen Want Ads get results. if . div. ... ' r without ffl.VES & FITTMS '.Y."'. . not a Ship-of-War would leave the ways JaZ CRAIU 4-P0IF1T WAR PROGRflmfTU First, to supply all Canadian industry with the valves, fittings and fabricated piping vital to its operation. Second, to utilize our plant capacity to the utmost in filling the Government's munitions requirements. Third, to furnish plumbing and heating materials for army camps and workers housing. These tbirc must take precedence Fourth, as in peacetime, to guard the nation's health with adequate plumbing and heating equipment for home and institutional use. Crane's' four plants and Crane's workers are putting everything into this four-fold task. It is their contribution to Canada s all-out war effort. Crane Limited. Montreal. Que. THE EVENING CITIZEN, OTTAWA, Does Not Expect Lengthy Session Conservative Leader Hanson said Saturday he was informed the government had no legislation program to submit to Parliament when it convenes today and he did not see how the session could last more than a few days. "There is no agreement between the government and the opposition to wind up the session in a hurry" Mr. Hanson said in an interview with The Canadian Press. "Mr. King (Prime Minister Mackenzie King) and I met and discussed the session but neither he nor I suggested keeping discussions short. "Anyone who wishes to speak will have ample opportunity." Of course the Prime Minister's speech today may open up an extended debate, Mr. Hanson said, but otherwise he did not see how the debate would last long. As far as he knew only one minor bill will come before the House. Bible Melange Hrrd In British, Says Pastor "Britain's heroic resistance and sublime morale is due in great measure to the fact that the message of the Bible is bred In the British people." Rev. George M. Edwards of McPhail Memorial Baptist church, stated from the pulpit last evening in his sermon "The Bible in Wartime." He emphasized that this war has to be thought out as well as fought out, and he said "The Bible provides us with a spiritual weapon that is mighty, and in it is the very source of the things we are fighting for." Port Hope Sanitary Nffg. Co. Ltd., ONT. Children's Aid Society Appealing For Funds The Children's Aid Society is in the midst of its campaign for funds to finance the work of the society in Carleion county. The appeal for 1942 is for $5,000 to finance the preventive work of the society with families and unmarried parents In that area, as well as the homennding, placement and supervision of children in free, adoption and wage homes and to finance the temporary care of needy children. This campaign has been endorsed by leaders of the church, state and the armed forces because children are Canada's greatest asset and their adequate care and protection is essential to our country. The Children's Aid Society is holding fast on the home front by assuring that the rights of the children are protected. The society has in its care a number of children of soldiers. It has given supervision to the homes of many men on "duty" defending the country and is assisting the mothers with their many problems. Also the society has been entrusted with the care of British child guests for the duration of the war. Thus the war has increased the work of the society In every department. College Choir Sings Mass Directed by Rev. Father Antonio Masse. C.S.Sp.. the male choir of St. Alexander College sang the high mass in St. Theresa's church yesterday morning as guests of the parish choir. Roland Richard, college organist, presided at the console. "Crane docs mean a lot to Canada's war effort!' Canada's shipyards, working day and night to meet the needs of our swiftly-growing navy, would he at a standstill without valves, fittings and fabricated piping. To the rolling of the plates, to the construction of the hull, to the building of the intricate internal organism that gives a ship its motive power, these products arc essential. At sea, valves, fittings and fabricated pipe control and carry the flow of oil, water, air and steam the volatile forces that drive and heat and make the ship alive. Those going into Canada's Corvettes and other CR AN CRANE LIMITED; HEAD OFFICE: 1170 BEAVER HALL SQUARE, MONTREAL Branches and Warehouses in 18 cities in Canada and Newfoundland OTTAWA BRANCH: 148 BANK ST. Port Hope, Ont. Canadian Potteries Limited. St. Johns, Que. Warden King Limited. Montreal. QoC Preaches at Vernon Rev. Robert Oood of Erskine Presbyterian church was the guest preacher yesterday morning at an anniversary service held in Vernon Presbyterian church. Mr. Good's pulpit was occupied in his absence by Wing Commander the Rev. John McNab. Canadian Airman Overseas Awarded J Medal For Heroism; LONDON. Nov. 2. (CP. Cable) ! Sgt. Douglas Christopher Mar- j tin. 21-year-old member of the Royal Canadian Air Force, who navigated a damaged aircraft to safety across 300 miles of treacherous sea on Oct. 14 although he had three wounds in his leg, today was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal for his heroism. The citation said that Martin, native of Brantford, Ont.. was an observer on a Beaufort aircraft which carried out an attack on ! enemy shipping off the Norwegian coast at dusk. "The successful attack was carried out and in the heavy gunfire encountered Martin was wounded in the leg," said the citation. "He did not inform the pilot of his injuries and successfully navigated the aircraft back to its base without the aid of the air speed indicator which had been put out of action." The citation said Martin had participated in 23 operational missions and added "this airman's : courage in navigating aircraft I under difficult conditions and in i spite of pain from his wounds has 1 set a magnificent example." ships-of-war have special qualifications. They defy corrosion, stand terrific strains and shocks, economize space and function under conditions unknown ashore. Supplying this paramount wartime need is f 'mi nm nut 1 I Mimmmnun' I PAGE 19 Ralston Arrives In Newfoundland On Way to Ottawa ST. JOHN'S, Nfld., Nov. 2. (CP. Cable j Hon. J. L. Ralston, Canada's minister of national defence returning to the Dominion from a visit to the United Kingdom, called on Administrator Sir William Horwood and the heads of Canadian military organizations here Saturday. Making only a brief visit here, the Canadian defence minister said he had discussed with British authorities various matters of interest to both countries, but added he could give no details of the discussions. Mr. Ralston spoke in glowing terms of Canadian soldiers and airmen overseas, declared he had thoroughly enjoyed his visit, said he was Impressed with the spirit of the British people, and concluded the short interview with the statement that he was in the best of health. Whether Mr. Ralston would b back in Ottawa for the opening of Parliament Monday was not disclosed. How he came here from England was not revealed. Approve Price Control WASHINGTON, Nov. 2. (A.P. The House of Representative! banking committee approved a commodity price control bill Saturday night after refusing to include wages and voting to prohibit ceilings on farm commodities lower than some of the highest agricultural prices in history. Th committee vote wm 18 to 5. but part of our national job, for among the 30,000 or more varieties of Crane units arc valves and fittings essential to the operation of power plants and oil refineries, mines and chemical works, armament and ordnance plants. And these industries, functioning all-out, are the keystone of the arch that supports our fighting forces on all fronts.

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