The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on September 12, 1940 · 1
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THE OTTAWA EVENING CITIZEN Home Edition. 98th Year, No. 73. Ottawa, Canada, Thursday, September 12, 1940. Price Three Cents. 30 Tagec. rn ft f)VlAH run A M rvi IMI M IE TO 0) New Rout Gunnery Swarms En Route Military Circles Declare Phenomenal Barrage In Sky Last Night Was Based on New Methods Of Calculation. Templehof Airdrome In Berlin Under Atlaek J?VntiAircraf t Batteries In Famous Tiergarten, iL-enccd By Bombs. LONDON Sept. 12. (C.P.) Britain struck repeated blows at Germany today to ward of! the imminent invasion attempt, aiming blasting air attacks at railway stations and yards in the heart of Berlin and the Templehof airdrome, while London's defenders beat off with a new type of barrage hundreds of Nazi warplanes which struck in the night with the heaviest attack of the air. Anhaiter railway station and yards and other yards near Potsdam station were lighted by flares and then straddled by heavy explosives. Anti-aircraft batteries in Berlin's Tiergarten. only a stone's throw from German government buildings, were silenced by salvos of bombs. Another raider dropped explosive and incendiary bombs over Templehof airdrome, Berlin's main airport. The Anhaiter station is near Potsdam station, which yesterday vas hit repeatedly. Hailed As Victory Britons hailed as a great victory the repelling of the night attack on London, which apparently was attempted by the greatest number of planes yet sent against the city. O'rman raiders, coming in unprecedented numbers on the fifth night of their "destroy London" attack, , bombed two hospitals, many houses and small factories in the southern part of the city, but failed to reach important objectives and were thrown back by a fierce anti-aircraft fire which turned the September night into a ghastly, roaring thunderstorm. (Continued on Page 16, Col. 1.) First Raid Today On London Brief LONDON, Sept. 12. (CP.) London had its first air raid warning of the day at 4.39 pjn. Shortly after the sirens began wailing observers in the center of the city could see German war- planes approaching, flying high in the skies. London's anti-aircraft guns rpened up at once as the Ger mans came over. A short time later there was a lull in the shooting, suggesting that the planes had turned away The all clear sounded in the London area at 5.41 p.m. Models of Axis Leaders Undamaged In Bomb Blast LONDON. Sept. 12. (CP.) In ax. -Hitler" and "Mussolini" narrowly escaped the blast of a bomb dropped by German caiders over London, it was disclosed to day. Models of the Berlin-Rome axis leaders were among those on display at Madame Tussaud's wax works, which was damaged by a bomb explosion. Most of the life-like figures were unhurt. A movie theater xsext door was badly damaged. R. J. Deachman, ex-M.P. for Korth Huron, is now engaged in publicity work in the Munitions and Supply Department. Recently Mr. Deachman was doing seme temporary work in connection with national registration. Today's Events 2"e5rBph and Telephone Section Association of American Railroads, Chateau. all day. "Kinsmen Club. Chateau. 6.30 p.m. Jiatlcna! Art Gallery, open from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Where To Find It Page Amusements 28 Bridge Crossword Puzzle 15 Financial 29 Fun Page 22 Golf 10 Home Page 4 Keeping Fit 14 Radio Sewing Lessons 4 Social. Personal .. 5-8 Snorts 10-11-14 "Uncle Rev's Corner 4 "Want Ads . . 26, 27 Methods of Craft London to Died Here Today Dr. J. II. Putman, educationist and member of the Board of Control, whose passing occurred at the age of 73 years. Dr. J. H Putman Has Passed On At Age Of 73 Noted Educationist and Member of Board of Control Had Been 111 Since April. Dr. John Harold Putman, out standing educationist and member of the Board of Control, died at his home, 206 Rideau Terrace, this morning. He would have celebrated his 74th birthday in five days. Dr. Putman had been ailing since April 11th. He was a patient at the Civic Hospital for some time before returning to his home The funeral service will be held on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at his late residence, 206 Rideau Terrace. Interment will be In Beechwood cemetery. It was as chief Inspector of public schools in Ottawa, which position he held for 27 years, that Dr. Putman culminated a life dedicated to the advancement of education. Young and old alike will mourn his passing., Reserved in manner, his leader ship was not that of a .strong driving force, but rather the guid ing hand. A monument to his direction is the high standard of public schools in the Capital. Dr Putman was instrumental in in troducing radical changes in the curricula of the schools in this city, and also had the satisf ac tion of seeing many of his ideas generally adopted throughout the province. Dr. Putman resigned from the office of chief inspector in 1937, following his selection as South Ottawa Liberal standard bearer In the provincial general elections. (Continued on Page 2, CoL 2.) Killed in Crossing Crash TORONTO, Sept, 12. (C.P.)- Harold Taylor of suburban East York was killed today in a level crossing crash. The locomotive of a Canadian Pacific passenger train collided with the side of Taylor'; car. Body of the victim was found in a ditch where it had been hurl against a fence. f l London Citizens Jubilant About Their 'Blitz-Barrage 9 Cone Is Old Feeling of Helplessness as Anti-Aircraft Cnnners Give Luftwaffe Thundering Reception. LONDON, Sept. 12. (CP. Cable) Londoners went to work today after the noisiest night experienced since the capital was first bombed, while authoritative circles were quietly "jubilant over the surprise blitz-barrage which provided a major part of that noise and gave a thundering reception to the luftwaffe. While no one believed that this constitutes a definite answer to night raiding, these sources asserted it is more than a preventive measure, by which raiders are discouraged by a flaming protective curtain of fire thrown over the capital with the result that many are unable to keep their course and reach targets. It is generally agreed that It was the most terrific barrage ever thrown up here. Those with good 989,739 Eligible for First Army Call 38,068 In City And E. Ontario Within Classes Jules Castonguay, Chief Registrar, Reveals Numbers of Single Men and Childless Widowers 19-45. 4,011 in Hull Arc Subject To Serve 2,827 in Ottawa Area in 21 Class, And 335 in Hull City. In Ottawa, the Ottawa Valley and in southeastern Ontario there are 38,068 single men and widowers without children between the ages of 19 and 45 years. Of this number there are 2,827 in the area mentioned who are 21 years of age and subject to the first call under the Mobilization Act for 30 days' training beginning Oct. 9. In all of Canada there are 989,739 in this age group. Official " figures for the .area given, by electorial ridings, for single men and widowers without children in the 19 to 45 age groups and then those 21 years of age, are as follows: , - . 19-45 21 Riding years years Ottawa West ..... . 7,599 419 Ottawa East ...... 3,996 285 Carleton 2,701 188 Glengarry . , 1,833 142 Grenville-Dundas . . 2,835 192 Lanark 2,437 189 Leeds 2,687 203 Prescott 2,329 203 Renfrew North .... 3,801 369 Renfrew South ... . 2,495 188 Russell 2,430 201 Stormont 2,925 248 In Hull there are 4,011 single men and widowers . with no children between 19 and 45 years, with 335 such men in the 21year-old group. In nearby ridings In Quebec the figures are as follows: Argenteuil 2,613 251 Wright 2.909 245 Labelle 3.984 334 (Continued on Page 16, Col. 7.) To Probe Refusal To Salute Fla TORONTO, Sept. 12. (CP.) Premier Mitchell F. Hepburn ordered immediate investigation to-' day into the refusal of Hamilton school children to sing the National Anthem and salute the flag. The investigation will be directed towards the parents who, the premier said, are responsible for "coaching" their children. He directed Attorney-General Gordon Conant to open the investigation ' and an officer of the criminal investigation branch of the provincial police will be assigned to the case. "It is manifestly unfair to ask the taxpayers of Ontario to furnish funds with which to educate children who are openly disloyal," the premier said. "Undoubtedly the children are being coached Ty someone and efforts will be made to And out who is advising them to take such an attitude." ears thought that they sometimes detected a different note in the gunfire, indicative of a new type of ack-ack gun. The comparative absence of searchlights gave rise to the well-founded belief that new tactics were employed by the defenders, who previously had held their fire until they saw the "whites of their eyes" in this case the target in a searchlight beam. Last night gunners let go anywhere, spangling the sky with new, deadly stars hundreds of bursting shells. Shrapnel peppered rooftops like a Canadian hailstorm. Of course there was damage from the raid but gone was the old feeling of helplessness which followed the monotonous note of the Germans flying with almost clockwork precision to unload their bombs. London Traffic Warning: "'Trouble V A5 ft H I :'l':-.:::t-':f;'..!';- 2 - i Motorists entering the Metropolitan area of London from suburban areas where no alarm has been sounded are warned by roadside signs that Germans are attacking. An air raid warden stand by to rive further information. London Newspaper Advises Against Berlin Reprisals Says It Would Be Mistake To Allow New Policy of Terrorism To Dictate British Tactics. LONDON, Sept. 12. (CP.) The Times advised today against reprisals by the Royal Air Force on Berlin in response to mass air attacks on London. "While aimed attacks upon military targets of specific value in the German capital such as took place on Tuesday night are part of a systematic campaign against German power," .the newspaper said, "it would be a serious mistake, to allow a new policy of terrorism to dictate our own tactics. "To reply to an indiscriminate attack upon civilian London by diverting a whole force of British bombers to Berlin is an obvious temptation so obvious that the enemy, who is well aware of our capacity to do it, may quite probably have calculated upon it. "He is said to have concentrated at present an immense proportion of his available strength in men and materials in ports and industrial areas of western Germany and occupied territories, loudly proclaiming that they are intended for the invasion of England. Smashing Blows by R.A.F. "On these concentrations smash ing blows by R.A.F. bomber squadrons have been falling every night for many weeks in accordance with an unchangeable prin ciple of strategy that victory depends everywhere and always upon the destruction of the enemy s main fighting force. "From such attacks the army of invasion no doubt stands in urgent need of relief; and an ulterior object of bombardment of London may well be to obtain it, partly by disorganizing essential services of country and partly by reckless use of ; high explosive as propaganda in order to persuade us to change. our strategy." Their Excellencies To Be Guests at Quebec Dinner QUEBEC, Sept. 12. (CP.) The Governor General and Princess Alice and their daughter. Lady May Abel Smith, will dine tonight at Spencerwood, guests of the lieutenant - governor, Sir Eugene Fiset and Lady Fiset. The vice-regal party arrived here yesterday for a stay of several weeks at the Citadel. NEW YORK, Sept. 12. (A.P.) The marine ticker reported that Greek steamship Nea Hellas, arriving from Lisbon with 520 passengers, collided early today off quarantine with . the Norwegian tanker Litiopa. The ticker said the Litiopa's bow was damaged. DIED. TAGGART At a local hnnpltal. on Wednesday. Sept. 11, 1940. Frederick Tag g art, beloved husband of Margaret Pahey, In his 55th year. Funeral from 111 Pamllla St. on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 10.30 a.m. Interment Plnecrest cemetery. 73', a ilNGHAM Suddenly, at Ottawa, ori Thursday, Sept. 12, 1940. Margaret Bingham, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bingham. Funeral from her residence, 124 Boteler St., on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 7.40 a.m.. for requiem high mass at St. Brtgld-s church at 8 o'clock. Interment Nrtre Dame cemetery, 74 f 4 A I ... v. i . V N 4 S s W 1 Tun SlMWS m sou m - r v v. Fighters and Gunners Down 89 Nazi Planes Eighty-nine German aircraft were shot down over Britain yesterday (Wednesday), the fourth most successful day for British fighters and gunners since Aug. 15. A tabulation of the days since Aug. 13 when 75 or more Nazi aircraft have been . shot down follows: German BriMsh Aug. 13 78 13 Aug. 15 180 34 Aug. 16 75 22 Aug. 18. 152 22 Aug. 31 88 37 Sept. 7 ........ 103 24 Sept. 11 - 89 24 Italian Airports And Docks Bombed By R. A. F. Planes Fliers Strike at Lihyan Objectives in Series of Attacks; 4 Italian Planes Destroyed. CAIRO. Egypt. Sept. 12. (A.P.) British aircraft have damaged Italian military airports and destroyed dock facilities in a series of bombing attacks on Liby an objectives, it was announced today. Large blazes were started among docks and hangars at Der-na and four fires sparng up when bombs were dropped on Amseat Several fires also were started at Bardia. Italian bombers which attempt ed to raid the Alexandria-Mersa Matruh railroad in Egypt again were intercepted by British fight ers. Text of Communique The text of the communique is sued Thursday: "In the course of a series of raids on objectives in ' eastern Libya yesterday, Roval Air Force bombers attacked Amseat, just over the Egyptian border, where four fires were started, the Derna landing ground, where bombs among aircraft,, and Bardia, where several, fires were started "Two large fires broke out on jetties in Derna harbor. "Enemy bombers again at tempted to bomb Mersa Matruh yesterday, but were intercepted by our fighters and suffered a heavy proporation of casualties. Four Italian Planes Downed. "Four C79S (Italian tri-motor ed bombers) were shot down at sea and destroyed. "On Sept. 9, South African Air Force bombers raided Scia Scia manna, in central Ethiopia, and one Savoia aircraft on the ground was burned out and four others extensively damaged." MofUrcalcr Arrested For Communistic Work Royal Canadian Mounted Police authorities today made known the arrest in Montreal of David Segal alias Sinclair, for Communistic activities. Police said Segal had been using his connection with the Canadian Seamen's Union as an organizer to further work of the banned Com munlst party of Canada. . Authorities added tnat Segal will be interned under Defence of Can aula Regulations. , Ahead' .aW' -.v'-.-. . :! I Xl V T VI. M 7 - Two Hospitals Hit By Nazi Bombers Durinsr Niclit Raid Many Houses Damaged or Destroyed and Some Small Factories Hit. Shelters Save Many. LONDON. Sept. 12. (CP. Cable.) Two hospitals, many houses and some small factories were hit during last night's air raids on the London area. Some stores and two: pubs were demol ished in south London. A resident related , that when a high explosive bomb dropped in a road about 100 yards from an air raid shelter in a convent, a war den said "Down people please," The explosion shook the shelter containing many women and chil dren. There was a little whim pering from the children but they were soon sound asleep again. A high explosive bomb dropped in a southwest district fired a gas main. The flames acted as a guide for the raiders, who dropped four bombs while firemen were tack ling the blaze. One struck a house where a woman was trapped un der debris. She died as rescue workers extricated her. Shelters Save Lives Five i people were killed. 12 houses demolished and others damaged when nine high explos ive bombs fell within a quarter mile radius in a town in the London area outskirts. ' Anderson shelters saved many lives. Shattering countless windows appeared tq be the chief damage caused in a fashionable central London shopping street when a delayed action bomb exploded last nlRht. Glass littered the street. Large plate glass windows of many well-known shops were gone but there was little apparent damage to the facades, although here and there masonry was chipped. Three people were killed in a south London district when houses were destroyed by bombs. Rescue parties were searching for three missing children. Four thousand bundles of clothing were lost when an oil bomb burned a laundry. To Drop Requests Until War Is Over Requests for changes in the Civil Service Superannuation Act will be dropped by the Professional Institute of the Civil Service until after the war. The executive has empowered S. A. Cudmore, president, to communicate with Hon. J. L. Ilsley, finance minister, "expressing regret that the institute's representations were not given proper consideration before the second reading in the House of the biil dealing with the increased rates of contribution to the superannuation fund and stating that the institute would not ask for any further consideration at this time but wished to reserve the right to reopen the matter after the war." Among other things, the institute contended- that if the government had kept up its originally agreed contribution of $680,000 a year for 30 years the increase in contributions would not have been necessary. To implement the government's promise now wo Ud require crediting the fund uth , $25,000,000, it was stated. Delayed Action Bomb Buries Itself Near St. Paul's Cathedral Nazis Claim British Dropping Bugs In Their Potato Fields BERLIN, Sept. 12. (CP.) The Nazi propaganda put out a claim today that British airmen are throwing bags of '"Colorado potato bugs into potato fields in Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium in an effort to lay waste the major food source of those countries. The Nazis said the bugs multiply rapidly and arc hard to control. Tills alleged form of attack was cited as "anothei example of British unfairness. British sources today denied the German claim. Plot To Wrccl Kerr Addison's Mine Thwarted Six Sticks of Smouldering Dynamite Found Near Vital Spot of Ontario Gold Producer. Probing Possibility Of Sabotage Campaign Investigators Sent to Tim iskaming Mining Region To Prohe Incident. TORONTO, Sept. 12. (CP.) Attorney - General Gordon Conant of Ontario said today an attempt was made to blow up the Kerr- Addison gold mine at Larder Lake yesterday. He said six sticks of smoldering dyna mite were found near a vital spot and the mine likely would have been crippled if an explosion had taken place. The Larder Lake mine is in the Timiskaming district of Northern Ontario. Mr. Conant directed Provincial Police Commissioner W. H. Strin ger to send additional police from the Timiskaming district as well as from Toronto to the mine to investigate the matter and guard against any further sabotage attempts. Inquiry Under Way The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a member of the anti-sabotage squad and an official of the provincial Are marshal's office are at the mine and acting Inspector W. J. Franks of the criminal investigation branch will arrive there today. The attorney-general said investigations will try to determine whether "it is an isolated act or bears connection with a concerted scheme or plan of sabotage." Mr. Conant said he could not give further details of the Kerr-Addison attempt but officials of the mine will meet him in conference later today. Second War Loan Should Be Success There is no reason why the second war loan should not "go over" in a big way considering the great amount of money soaked away in savings in the chartered banks. For the loan, only a paltry $300,000,000 is sought and of that two-thirds had been subscribed up to last night. In the savings banks the accumulation at the beginning of last month was $2.-464,067,373, comprising $851,518.-297 payable on demand and $1.-612.549,076 payable after notice. So, at a time when special appeals are being made to the little fellow to come up and subscribe rather than relying on the big financial institutions, it is evident that, and others, who put their money in the savings banks, have plenty to subscribe with. The total is about eight times what is sought in the present war loan. Up to the end of August small investors had bought war stamps certificates to the amount of $20,-000,000. Workmen Take Lives In Their Hands in Effort To Prevent Damage Tq Famous Edifice. Ncarbv Residents Are Warned To Evacuate Danger Zone Roped Off While Engineer Do Their Work Underground. LONDON, Sept. 12. (CP.) A delayed action bomb similar to that which exploded Tuesday in a wing of Buckingham Palace has been found in the precincts of historic St. Paul's cathedral in the heart of London. St. Paul's, masterpiece of the 17th century architect. Sir Christopher Wren, was menaced by fire a few days ago when German air raiders dropped incendiary bombs on warehouses nearby. Its great dome, modeled after that of St. Peter's in Rome, is a London land mark. When the bomb, dropped bj a German raider, was discovered workmen immediately took their lives in their hands in efforts to save the cathedral from serious damage. They roped off a danger rone some distance from the cathedral to keep back the crowds of curious. Police patrolled the scene. The crowds, standing far off. could see only pigeons fluttering about the ancient dome and small groups of workers moving to and fro on the pavement. Out of sight engineers were working. A policeman was asked what they were doing about the bomb. "All I know is that they're working on it." he replied. "How big is it?" "Some say ifs a 500-pounder, the policeman said grimlv. "They've been dropping big stuff on. this neighborhood, but vou can't tell how big this one is because I understand it's buried.' Bystander' Warning A bystander summed up Londoners' feelings about the threat to the old cathedral: "Nothing had better happen to St. Paul s," he said. "It'll be just too bad what we'll do to them." Persons living around St. Paul's were warned to leave, the Press Association reported. It said the dean, on advice of police, had left the cathedral. Traffic was stopped on nearby streets, normally one of London's busiest thoroughfares. One of the main highways connecting mod-, ern London with the older part of the city passes the cathedral. The bomb was buried in a corner of the cathedral grounds. Killed In Accident The R.C.A.F. casualty list issued today includes the following names: F.O. Frederick Lindley Sims. 72 Byron street, Trenton, and F.O. William Rufus Swanson, 3602 Lemon avenue, Long Beach, Calif. Both officers were killed in a flying accident near Belleville, Tuesday. The Weather Report TORONTO, Sept. 12. (CP.) The weather has been unusually cool over Ontario with showers m many districts. It has been fair over the Prairie Provinces, warm yesterday in Saskatchewan and Alberta, also higher temperature in Manitoba. FORECASTS Ottawa and Upper St. Lawrence Valleys: Moderate westerly winds: mostly cloudy and cool today and Friday with light scattered showers. Georgian Bay: Cool with showers. Friday, fair and cool. Northern Ontario: Cool with showers. Friday, light showers. Lake Superior: Fair. Friday, scattered showers and not much change in temperature. Manitoba: Fair and cool tonight and Friday. TEMPERATURES. Highest Loiwt 8-.m. yer- during Station. today, terday. nlehu 47 54 4S 50 63 53 48 70 45 47 7 47 49 72 47 44 SO 44 43 68 43 51 59 47 S3 SI 44 46 61 42 53 63 49 53 60 51 52 69 SO 61 77 57 59 73 56 58 64 54 78 91 74 56 S3 55 Prince Albert Montreal Quebec Charlotte town Sunrise, 6.37 ajn.; sunset, 7.20 p.m. At noon VKiay The Citizen thermometer on Sparks ttreet registered 61 degrees above rero. . .

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