The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California on July 31, 1940 · Page 3
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Wednesday, July 31, 1940
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PAGE THREE France Month After Armistice Shows Little Progress Toward Peace SAN BERNARDINO DAILY SUN, WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 1940 i HSfNL TO HELP BUILD RUINEDTOWNS SHRINE OF FLIERS AT BERKELEY Churches Left Standing Where Homes, Business Houses of Villages Just Ruins By ALEX DREIER (United Press Correspondent) PARIS,, July 30. (Via Berlin) More than a month after the signing of the armistice little has been done to rehabilitate the bomb-wrecked towns, homes, roads and bridges of France, so far as an eight-day 2,000-mile tour of northern and western Fiance reveals. Towns remain heaps of stone and wood. However, the streets have been cleared to permit the passage of vehicles. German military police stand at virtually every corner directing traffic consisting mostly of military trucks. CHURCHES SPARED French peasants could be seen poking in the ruins. Their faces were expressionless, their clothes ragged and torn, their talk meager. They did not raise their faces or eyes when German military machines sped by. Ragged mothers with half-naked children browsed around as though they were lost among the ruins. A striking sight, seen three times in the course of the tour, was of a church untouched and its spires still reaching to the sky while every other building in the immediate vicinity had been reduced to a shapeless mass. In one town a German soldier said "it was a sport of the Stuka pilots to bomb a town and leave the churches standing." BRITISH SUPPLIES The German officer in charge of the tour said that all the bombed towns on the itinerary had been evacuated before the air attacks began, In Le Havre, central food supply depot for the British expeditionary force, several large storehouses still were filled with thousands of boxes of all kinds of canned goods ranging from corned beef to Hawaiian pineapple. The Germans said that about 1,500 sides of beef, tons of coffee and millions of cigarettes were left behind by the British "in their hasty evacuation." One said that enough supplies were left to "last the B.E.F. five years." Several cotton and tobacco warehouses had been burrrbd. The Germans said the British tried to destroy everything they could not take with them. On the tables of a mess hall for British officers at one port were dishes and glasses half-filled with food and drink. PRISONERS EVERYWHERE The bookshop at the headquarters was filled with books of every description, including a French translation of the book "Hitler Speaks." Signs on the walls warned officers against speaking too loudly of military affairs. One sign read "Hitler wants to know your name and the number of your division. Say nothing and he will learn nothing." The port itself looked as if it had not been used for years. Buildings were littered with debris, and many windows had been smashed. Huge steel loading derricks along the harbor were entirely out of position. On the way to Paris few German soldiers and trucks were to be seen on the roads. Many trucks and cars had been turned over and stripped of tires. Several French planes were seen in the fields. French prisoners were to be seen everywhere, under strong German guard. Paris looked like a city in mourn ing. Stores Threatened With Big Bombing (Bv Associated Press) MILWAUKEE, July 30. Twenty-four hours after Rowland H. Davie, manager, received an extortion note demanding $100,000, a small bomb exploded in a Sears, Roebuck & Co. store last Wednesday, police revealed today. Damage was slight, but the note promised "a bomb 200 times larger will go off at your south and north side stores. Besides your own life will be in danger if you fail." A heavy guard has been placed around all company stores in the city. Read the Classified. lit LEVEL FIR U.S. IIS THIT IF 1837 June $6,202,000,000 Payments Are $551,000,000 More Than Those Made During May "The shrine of American aviation," to many U. S. pilots is "the hangar," home of Mrs. C. A. 'Mother" Tusch, in Berkeley, California. Above, right, "Mother" Tusch holding cap worn by Admiral Byrd on his solo sojourn at the South pole. Left are some of the thousands of mementos fliers have left her for her museum, since the World war, when she adopted student pilots and they adopted her. A Chicago concern offered $50,000 for her shrine, but the lady who has been "Mother" to thousands of pilots, doesn't think she wants to sell. HOLDS SUEZ TIGHTLY (Bv Associated Press! . SUEZ, Egypt, July 30. Britain is holding airtight control of this vital gateway of world commerce, thus tightening the noose about Italy's African colonies and strangling her attempts to transport badly needed war materials and reinforcements to Eritrea, Italian Somaliland and Ethiopia. The British contraband operations are like a three-edged blade. The Italians are prevented from getting help via the Suez canal, shipments Italy-bound from the far east are blocked, and far south along the African coastline ships trying to edge their way up to Eritrea and Italian Somaliland are stalked by British warships. Since Italy's entrance into the war none of her ships have passed through the canal. Naval authorities disclosed today that the Italian steamer Verbania, 6,000 tons, carrying a cargo valued at $600,000, is held at Port Said. Loaded with foodstuffs intended for the Italian forces in Ethiopia, it was seized enroute from Suez soon after the Italian declaration of war. The crew of 40 has been interned. British say their control of the canal and waters south of it has been so successful that serious difficulties have arisen in the Italian colonies, where lack of supplies hampers Italian operations and the guerrilla warfare of Ethiopian tribesmen is making matters worse with destructive raids on military supply depots. Bomb Discovered at War Material Plant MUSKEGON, Mich., July 30. Police today reported the finding of a makeshift bomb, containing 32 ounces of blasting powder, at a plant engaged in the manufacture of war materials. The bombing attempt was uncovered by Albei t Hoglin, a grocer, who told police a stranger whom he hailed at the rear of the Campbell, Wryant & Cannon foundry dropped a can he was carrying and fled. Hoglin immersed the can in water when he discovered it was a bomb and summoned officers. The found ry last week received a war department order for production of shells f MARTINEZ, Cal July 30. Two state game wardens Charles Sei bak and L. M. Booth were fined $50 each today when found guilty of beating 65-year-old John Periera, wealthy asparagus grower, whom they had accused of illegally using set-lines f4r catfish. He denied the charge. ONLY lSO D0WN or Your Present Car 24 MONTHS TO PAY WE, THE PEOPLE -By Jay Franklin- fBv Associated Press) WASHINGTON, July 30. The commerce department reported today that the national income for the six months of 1940 was within 1 per cent of the comparable 1937 period, the peak "recovery" year. June payments, reflecting a rise in industrial activity as well as a seasonal gain in dividend and interest disbursements, reached $6,202-000,000. This was $551,000,000 more than in May. For the first half of 1940, total income payments were $35,338,000,000, a gain of $1,657,000,000 or 5 per cent over the 1939 period. LIVING COSTS UP "In view of slightly higher living costs in 1937," the commerce de partment said, "the real income of the American people is currently somewhat above the 1937 level." The department's adjusted index using 1929 as 100, rose seven-tenths of a point to 87.9 in June, which was approximately the October level and only 2 per cent below the year-end high. This advance occurred, the department said, despite sharj drops in farm operators' in come and work relief eaminsrs. June payrolls aggregated $3,823, 000,000, an increase of $29,000,000 over May. Work relief wages de clined $16,000,000. WASHINGTON, July 30. The new "March of Time" feature, "The Ramparts We Watch," does a magnificent job of historical reporting. It shows how the World war trans formed the average American family, town and nation into a tremen dous unity which smashed the Kai ser's Germany in 1918. The film points the parallels between 1914- 1918 and 1939-1940 but without twist ing the facts. It is impossible for any man who was young in the days of the American ambulance, the Lafayette Es-cadrille and the Canadian Black Watch not to recognize that "The Road to War" lay through the hearts of the American people and not through the Wall street banks and mimitions factories. We were proud to be Americans then, we believed in democracy enough to fight for it, and if we bungled the peace of 1919 and invented Hitler and Mussolini at Versailles, it was not because we lost faith in our destiny but because we had too much faith that destinv would work for us. EYES ON BRITAIN In 1940, there are still some of these neglected ramparts we are not watching. We are building ships, tanks and planes. We are expanding our factories and power facilities. We are appropriating billions and lushing the final blueprints for "M-Day." As a people, we have largely adjourned politics and, despite the yells of the professionals, are conducting our national cam paign on the side with less worry as to the outcome of the voting than as to the outcome of the Bat tle of Britain. America no longer expects every Englishman to do his duty we are getting set ourselves and are already cooperating in the patrol of the planet and the economic end of the naval blockade. But how about the younger generation? Mrs. Dorothy McAllister, head of the Women's Division of the Democratic party, told the Chicago convention that a nation which denied its young people jobs and opportunities, careers and marriage, was a nation whose ramparts were not watched. The result is a spread of peace-at-any-price and limp defeatism among young Americans. During the last war, they were eager to get into action. They hopped the border to enlist in Canada under false names and addresses. They tried to get to France by hook and crook. Many, if not most of them fully expected to be killed. They mobbed the Plattsburg camps for training volunteer officers. They wanted to do their bit and when Wilson told them that their job was to make the world safe for democ racy, they felt that their hour had come. SERVICE NOT NEEDED Today, student polls in colleges reveal that a majority believe their mothers did not raise her hoy to be a soldier. Soundings in public opinion suggest that this attitude is widespread and that there may be real resistance to the draft. The older generation tut-tuts and shakes its head at this attitude. What else does the older generation expect? We have brought into our abundant continent millions of young men who do not find any real use for their services, millions of young women who cannot expect to find homes and raise children With plenty of everything, we have mismanaged our society so terribly that before we can command the respect of the younger generation, we must first deserve it. In other words, if we are to watch our social ramparts we must offer our young men and women something a good deal better than W.P.A., N.Y.A., or insecure jobs at a pittance. To make good on such an offer, there is nothing that the younger generation will not dare, do or suffer. But until they see the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow why should they rush forward to meet the tanks, the Stukas, Mes-serschmidts, and Heinkels? Why should young people who never had a stake in their country go out and die for that country unless they know that the survivors at least will inherit the power, the responsibility and the opportunity of the future? In 1917, we knew no doubts. America was moving forward. There was work and jobs for every one. So the war-generation did its stuff. In 1940, it will be the same way, only if we swiftly act to break the log jam of insecure youth in a world which does not seem to want them except when it wishes them to go out and risk their lives to defend it from the forces of change as well as of conquest. Military Camp Faces Thousands of Students Many of Them in National Guard Soon May Be Mobilized, if F. D. R. Wins Request (Bv Associated Press) WASHINGTON, July 30,-Wheth- er it will be back to the campus or off to a military training camp re mained undecided today for thousands of high school and college students who normally would return to classes this fall. Many of them in the national guard may be mobilized soon, if congress grants the president's request for authority to order out the guard. Those in the officers reserve Japan Industrialist May Get U. S. Post (By United Press) TOKYO, July 30 The newspaper Yomiuri said today that Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka has of fered the post of ambassador to the United States to Yoshisuke Aika wa, widely-known industrialist and president of the Manchuria heavy industries combine. If appointed Aikawa would suc ceed Ambassador Kensuke Horin- ouchi who is said to desire to return to Japan. The new minister intends to avoid friction with the United States, Yomiuri said, but at the same time is ready to face the "worst developments" in Japanese-American relations if they would come. Man Blames Trouble On Nap in Box Car (Bv Associated Press) SAN DIEGO, July 30.-A nap in a box car and Uncle Sam's new im migration rules brought Andres Apostolados into court today on a charge of entering the United States illegally. Apostolados, who first entered the United States 20 years ago, told Federal Judge Harry Hollzer that he "hopped a freight one night" and when he awoke the train was in Mexico. A consular visa was de manded when he tried to return, he said. Border patrolmen arrested Apostolados after he had crossed the border without a visa. SAN FRANCISCO, July 30. An ordinance granting 30-day leaves of absence with pay to city em ployes voluntarily engaging in mill tary duties was passed today by the board of supervisors. corps and R.O.T.C. probably will be exempted from compulsory military training, but some reserve officers may be called to active duty with the army, said Gen. George C. Marshall, chief of staff. A war department official explained today that wide authority to exempt men from national guard duty can be exercised by the several states until the guard is called into national service. Many states have been clearing out men with dependents and some have been eliminating those with jobs important to defense. If students are not exempted locally be fore the president's call, they must serve, unless exempted directly or indirectly by congress, the army official said: So far, the pending compulsory training bill contains no exemption for students who are within the age limits of the bill, which begins at 21 for combat training. General Marshall has said, however, that R.O.T.C. units would not be broken up to put the students in training camps. Chiropractor X-ray and Neurocalometer Examination at No Extra Cost Dr. Earl Hansen 1501 E Street Phone 201-01 mm D STUDIED (By Associated Press) FRESNO, July 30. Stabilization of California's entire grape, raisin and wine industries was the aim today of a committee of seven appointed by representatives of all interests to report back Monday on a tentative five-point program. The program, as outlined at a meeting of some 60 representatives of vintner interests, grape growers, raisin growers, shippers and packers, was: Consider whether raisins from surplus or free tonnage should be diverted into winery channels; study and support any program for stabilization of the raisin industry; make recommendations regarding the number of tons which should be utilized by each of the three grape industry branches; advise growers on varieties of grapes to plant; promote the entire grape industry through advertising. Frederick J. Koster, San Francisco, was named to serve with the committee of seven as honorary chairman. Appointed to the committee were: A. Setrakian, Fresno, chairman; A. J. Brown, Calvin Russell and E. F. Loescher, all Fresno; J. V. Bare, Lodi; and George A. Casev and Horace A. Lonza. both San Francisco. w k d : w k d; w K D f . riff vw V DESKS FILING CABINETS By ArtflWa Jamestown. New York U S A. Steel Office Equipment w K D W. K. DAVIS CO. OFFICE MACHINES EQUIPMENT SERVICE Mercantile Court Phone 675-38 ; w k d : wkd; ATTENTION Asthma Sufferers The laboratory representative of the VAPO-EFRIN COMPANY, Georgie Holt, will be in our store No. 4, Corner Fourth and D Streets, THURSDAY and FRIDAY, AUGUST 1st and 2nd. If you suffer from ASTHMA, come in and let the representative demonstrate the method of treatment that is accepted and used in a large number of the ALLERGY CLINICS and HOSPITALS of this country. Relief in a few minutes from the symptoms of bronchial asthma and prompt relief in the majority of hay fever cases. This FREE DEMONSTRATION places you under no obligation. Store No. 4, Corner Fourth and D Streets. Parachute Tactics Given Test by U. S. (Bv United Press) FORT DIX, N. J., July 30. Para chute troop tactics were given their first tests today by the U. S. army. A special platoon of two officers and 48 men arrived from Fort Ben- ning, Ga., for experimental training under Lieut.-Col. H. M. Melasky. The platoon went immediatclv to the testing field of the Safe Parachute Co., Hightstown, where training will be conducted through Aug. At Least 6J0Q in Bay City Uncounted (Rv Assnriqted Preps) SAN FRANCISCO, July 30.-At least 6,100 residents have been found here who were not counted in the recent census, and as a result the city will show a population increase instead of a decrease, chamber of commerce officials announced today. fC" Th"' 'i " lime 11 ; CO If for tmylhing. When school it mt and children tend to forget the three R's in favor of raising a little L , . . THEN it's time for yon to (I) go jar away, or f. (2) take then on a much needed tacation. 1 Problems 1 and 2 have the same answer: LAKE ARROWHEAD IF you want to get away from it all, Lake Arrowhead is literally "thousands of miles away." IF you take the family, they'll benefit from the change of altitude. Safe beaches, supervised rides, picnics, keep young folks busy while you enjoy the sports and scenery. 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