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CITY EDITION WEATHER Mostly cloudy this afternoon and tonight; partly cloudy tomorrow. Lowest temperature tonight about 45. ixuen tow rtflJJME47--Xo. 152 Total 13681 26 PAGES Two Sections HACKENSACK, N. J., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3. 1941 Member of Associated Press PRICE THREE CENTS l Ml o) M jvuvyjvyj Uu U.S. Query Hastens Far East Showdown TkTiiir a mn DECISION ON TOKYO Way Opened For War Or Truce, But Japan Must Reply WEEK DECISIVE it D.AU1n A e t n Studied Unofficially In Capital By LLOYD LEHRBAS (Associated Press Staff Writer) Washington, Dec. 3 Presl- OEllli UUUacvcii; iiaa piracu a question for Japan which paradoxically may hasten a final showdown in yie Pacific, or bring about an armed truce that would save Thailand, temporarily at least, from becoming a Far Eastern battlefield. Since the President's question calls for a forthright explanation of Japan's immediate intentions," informed Automatic quarters here be lieve that it will bring the Pacific crisis to a head within the week. TOKYO HAS QUERY The question, described by Mr. Roosevelt himself as a simple question which he expected Tokyo to tnswer promptly, was: Just what are Japan's purposes In increasing iier armed forces In French Indo-China? That sprawling region flanks Thailand, the former Siam, on the fast. A'lmlral Kichisaburo Nomura and Saburo Kurusu. the Japanese envoys, dispatched the White House request for information to Tokyo Immediately after It was 'presented to them by Undersecretary of State ftumner weiies at a conference yesterday. President Roosevelt's public intervention brought no break in tn.; existing tension and officials here generally considered the situation in the Pacific one of undiminished pavlty. Assistant Secretary of Navy Ralph A. Bard, in an address last night at Norfolk. Va., asserted. "The Pactlic h like a tinrierbox waiting lor a 'park that will explode all over the Wem quarter of the globe. The Navy, he said, was not under-w'imating Japan's power and in the regrettable event, of trouble In the 'Continued on page 20, column 2) AWIXTLAN 1IAYBEKILLED Collection Method Called Too Costly ... , Anr titled Prr Washington. Dec. 3 The House Appropriations Committee threw a nwikey wrench today Into the 'labornte machinery proposed by jhe Trraniry Department for col-lection of the new 5 annual euto-Tibite use tax. II the House permits the monkey Stench to stay there. It will make the auto tax Inoperative. The Committee withheld the $4-5n-.V4 the Treasury said the Bureau nf Intermit Wrvnmin rmtllrurl jo collect nn estimated w taxes with the comment It was Satisfied , tn(. mnnnrr mid tof collrction promised. under the method nf collect Inn Jpposcd the estimated cost per $100 i ' collection of the automobile use I' M0 a.' contrasted with an "'"! cost In a previous tLscnl year W cents p.r lino pf collection for "'types nf revenue." the Commit -"'pointed m,;. The 8W ,xlng (1)( nnIn., 32. non motor vrhielrt provided that :r" collected Feb. 1. 1!)42 tu,. ',v h'onttw of the 1D12 r' vcr Bnf ,),, tllp nt.f $5 he foiirrtrd July 1, in42. for the nf mx P'MUM were """'I'M for imn-pnvment. The Latest New? The very latest news of 'hopping bargains and ojislnesi opportunities Jhirn directly interest ij tn be found nn thr; Classified PBEPS dUv, pages 33 Rmt 33 DIES j r : SLA V ; I ' WALTER A. KIPP WALTER A. KIPP IN HOSPITAL Former Judge, 64, Was 111 7 Months Walter Adriance Kipp, former judge of Second District Court in East Rutherford and former director of the Board of Freeholders, died at 10:40 last night in Memorial Hospital, New York, after being gravely ill for several days. Judse Klpp had been confined to his home for 7 months by Illness and was removed to the Memorial Hospital when his condition became critical. He was not only a distinguished member of the Bench and Bar In Bergen County but was considered an outstanding authority in legal circles in the law of title searching and law pertaining to building and loan associations. Judge Kipp was appointed magistrate of the Court of the Second Judicial District by Governor Mor-gnn F. Larscn Feb. 4, 1929. Only eight of his cases were appealed In a higher court and the decisions rendered in these cases by Judge Kipp were sustained In all but one instance. Born in New York City. Feb. 25. 1377, he received his early education in Rutherford public schools and later studied law with the firm of Copeland and Luce in Ruth'-r-ford. He was admitted to the Bar in 1899. becoming a partner in the law firm or Copeland. Lure and Kipp, whose offices are at 10 Ames Ave nue. Rutherford. Upon the death of Mr. Copeland the firm assumed (Continued on page 2. column 3i WOULDN'T WALK Sn She Married The Man, Court Told. And Wins Annulment i H Aoocln'rrl drsM nnrnlt. Dec. 3 Mrs. Marsarct CzuchaJ. 18. told Circuit Judge Joseph A. Moynlhan In seeking annulment of her marriage, that rather than walk home, she mar ried the man. Mrs. CzuchaJ said she met her husband, Leonard, last June at a wedding. She was a bridesmaid, he was best man. "When it was all over," she testified. Leonard derided to drive the newlywcds to St. Louis. They nkcd me to go along, so I got In. "After about 200 miles, Leonard told me that on arrount of our having crossed the State Line we either had to get married or I would have to get out and go back home. "I didn't have any money and It whs a long walk home, so I married him the next day in St. Louis." Judge Moynlhnm granted the annulment plea. Kmnlscn Assails Foolishness Of Strikes During The Crisis (). I M. Chief Is Critical Of Walkouts Caused Hy Closed-Shop Demands, Jurisdictional Disputes iBv Associated Pressi New York Dec. 3 William S. Knud.srn. codlrector Rrn-rral of the Ofilrr of Product Inn ManaccmnU. asserted today before thousnnds of Industrialists that he "enn't for the life of me understand how, in n declared unlimited national emrr-eencv. Mich foolishness" m strikes can ro on. An npplaudlnc audience, packed Into the O and Hall-room of the. Waldorf-Astoria, heard the O. PM. chieftain He- c'arc' i conditions but the usual demands c;oot C'ONOIIIONH j jor finM-tj nhops. union hops, pre- a. to labor we have been through ; ferential shops, pr what-not. another rather difficult period With "Here we re In a very good poM-nmri rtioli generally on the up- Hon on wages and working condl-P ?de we have b7en subject In a j lions In practically every field of ' ., f ,rikes which culminated In InriuMry. he rn .rikeV in November, not. ! "We have all kinds of wotk tn do lit I mort rises for wage or working , tCwtunued on page 30. tolumn t BOY, 18, IS KILLED IN CRASH Fos: Blamed Also In I Collision Of Car, School Bus WOMAN INJURED 3 Hurt In Mishaps At Carlstadt And The Heights Heavy fog which enveloped parts of New Jersey and New York today caused the death of a Glen Rock youth in Chester, N. Y., and injury to a Norwood woman in a head-on crash between an automobile and a school bus on Route 9W, Englewood Cliffs. None of the occupants of the school bus was injured. Two other persons were Injured in a collision on Pater-son Avenue, Carlstadt, and another was hurt in Has-brouck Heights. The fog. which had slowed traffic during the early morning, burned off later in the day. CRl'SHED BY TRUCK Ellsworth D. Keil, 18, of 15 Henry Street, Glen Rock, was crushed to death under the grinding wheels of a truck-trailer shortly after midnight when the car he was driving along Route 17 in Chester, about three miles southeast of Goshen crashed headon through the fog and rain Into the truck and threw him to the highway. State troopers of the Monroe, substation said that the three-lane highway, heavily used as a feeder to Sullivan County resorts, had little traffic when the crash occurred and that the rain and fog might have been the factors contributing to the fatal crash. A. Edward Schultz, 17, a passenger In the Kcil car. of 571 Lin- Continued on page 20, column 8) EXPLOSION KILLS FEATUKE WRITER A. P. Vesta Helling Was Boiling Ft Answered Thone iRt A"'.'K'llt PrsV New York, Dec. 3 Vesta Kelllng. 37, a feature writer for Wide World, a news service of the Associated Press, was killed early today In an accidental gas explosion In her East Side apartment. Miss Kelllng who came to Wide World last year and hud covered many Important stories, formerly was a member of the staff of the Washington Evening Star. Fire Marshal Thomas P. Brophy said the explosion occurred when a pot in which she had been boiling esgs on the kitchen stove boiled over and extinguished the gas flame while Miss Kelllng was answering a telephone call In another room. Another flame under a coflee pot Ignited the gas. Brophy said. Just as Miss Kelllng returned to the kitchen. By coincidence, Miss Kelllng's former husband, Lieut. Col. Charles M. Cummmgs. an air corps attache at. the United States Embassy In London, died in Lisbon yesterday while on his way back to this country. Miss Kelllng. who specialized In news of the drama and had a wide acquaintance In theatrical circles, was born In Nome. Alaska. GRAND JURORS' MEDAL OF VALOR PRESENTED TO ARATA U.S. Ships In Fight, Hit, Not Sunk IHr Assnrlated Prss Washington, Dec. 3 The Navy disclosed today. In an official report to the Senate Naval Affairs Committee, that a number of merchant ships were damaged and some were sunk on the night of October 16-17 during the North Atlantic battle with German submarines in which the destroyer Kearny was torpedoed. Answering a series of written questions propounded by Chairman Walsh iD., Mass.). Admiral Harold R. Stark, Chief of Naval Operations, said that while the number and nationalities of merchant ships damaged and sunk could not be given for military reasons, no United States merchant flag jhip was sunk at that time. Admiral Stark said that, in line with the directions laid down by President Roosevelt In his radio address of September 11. the Navy was co-operating with other powers In protecting merchant shipping In American defense waters. "Do American naval vessels now escort merchant ships to their final destinations?" Walsh asked. "Since ft calegorlral reply or a discussion on this might jeopardize the safety of a great many ships, no answer can be given", was Stark's answer. The Chief of Naval Operations said the Kearny, which limped safely to port despite a torpedo hit amidships which almost tore her apart, had dropped depth charges in an engagement which lasted two hours and 53 minutes before she was struck. "Was the submarine which torpedoed the Kearny fired upon? If so, by whom and is It probable Hint the submarine was sunk or damaged?" Walsh asked. "In accordance with the Announced policy of the Navy Department". Admiral Stark replied, "questions of this nature will not be answered." DEATH HEATS LAW Accused Palisades Park Peeping Tom Victim Of Heart Altark Paul Knrfman. 4fl. who at the time of his arrest November IB on a disorderly charge gave as his address 121 Highwood Avenue. Leon la, will not answer should his name be called tomorrow In Judge Lrland I.. Ferry's First Criminal Court In Harkensack. His body was found In a New York hotel where he riled of a heart attack yesterdav. according to information from New York pollre to Chief David Hell of Palisades Park. Korlman was arrested on com-plaint of residents of the large apartmrtit house at 24 East Columbia Avenue, Park, as a peeping torn and otherwise acting susplclouslv. The complaint ' was signed bv Mrs. rtny Englishman, su perintendent. INDEX Psgs Amuieinents . 14-1.1 Central rtergen: Bogota H flergenflfld " Dumotit Harkensack Little Feny 14 Mavwood .1 New Mllford North Hackensmk 11 Orsdell Rldgellrld Psik 14 River Edge . 9 RrrlKiir Park H Huddle River 14 Teaneck . . M Clnsltied Arlvcitt'cmriit Comic Page . Death Not Ics 3 Editorial W Feature Page 31 Is It love? 31 North Bcrorn 13 Northern Vallev Radio , 31 Pouth Bergen . PporU .U-19-3.1 West Rersen 19-13 Woman's Page 11-17 WUIlOTWilUIiiW)UIWlMi'Wi-W'miWiMIWWlliWW l I .M0 -y I Tit I 1 i 'S: :l s t - Bergen Evfnlni Record Photo. Patrolman Peter Arata of East Rutherford is shown above as ha received the fourth annual Medal of Valor from John Borg, president of the Bergen County Grand Jurors Association at the organization's annual dinner at the Swiss Chalet, Rochellc Park, last night. Arata won the citation for conspicuous bravery for saving the life of Morris Stritt of Rutherford whom he threw from the path of an onrushing train. Just behind Arata are two of the three previous winners who acted as a guard of honor for the medalist. They are Sergeant James Mahoney (left) of Englewood 1910 winner, and Lieutenant Arthur Kalbhenn of Ridgefleld, 1338 winner. Third winner not shown Is Tatrolman Francis Kennedy of Edge-water, winner In 1939. ArataGetsMedalOf Valor Presented By Borjr Makes Presentation To East Rutherford Patrolman Who Snatched Man From Under Train ratrolman Tcter Arata of East Rutherford who threw a man from the path of an onrushlni? Erie express, became the fourth Bergen County policeman to wear the gold Medal of Valor presented annually by the Grand Jurors Association. STRIKERS TO CET COMPENSATION Air Associates Men Are (I ranted Week's Pay Trenton, Dee. 3 The Ftonrd of Review of the Stale Unemployment Compensation Commission ruled today that, production workers of Air Associates Inf.. at Renrilx were eligible to claim Jobless benefits for one week nf the month of dispute between management and employees w hich piercdrd s( Izuie of the plant by the War Department October 30. A Hoard spokesman said from 50 to 100 workers weree affected by the ruling. In siipivirt of its decision, the Board held that from October 4 through October 11 unemployment Continued on page 20. column 1) 2 UNION OFFICIALS OUSTED UY C. I. (). Deputed Leaders Say Artlon liie Tn rixitlim On F. I. R. iPr Am-Ht'.rfl Pri-,,1 Nevnik. Dec 3 Two fulled Mine Workers of America C. I. O ) officials' have been removed from their posts in the New Jersey Ate by the union's natloiinl offices. R. W. Hnnsm, regional tliiertor for District 50. and Jess Ilnrnes, District 50 orgnnlrr. were rilmisrfi al a Washington conference Mnn-dnv. Hanson said he believed the anion was tnRrn hernu.'e of the two men's position on the Roosevelt aflmiiiivtrntion's foreign policy. Roth men have npimrrd Isolation-1st stands. Ilnnson eald, aritlina: "There Is no other Imic to which the action oMbly could be avribrd c.tlirr than the objection of Qr (in,'uwav Dl'.tt lit SO hrndi and Kalliryn twls Hlsughtrr of John U is and district secretniy-tteBourcri to mv complete loyalty In the U M, V. on all otgul?-llonal c;llcirs In New Jersey and probnhlv such as the planned Joint C. t. O-A. T. of I, tally at the Mmquc IhlS Thuivlnv." New Jersey C. 1. O. and A. F, of I., leaders r? sponsoring l "Smash Illilrr Rally In Newark with Wi. Ilam Roe, ptesidrnt of the Joint board of the U. M. W. District 50. ro-rliBirman. )lanon fld lie was repUred bv Ray Thnmisnrt whom he deeiritied a frlmrl of A I) tels. brother 1 of the U. M, W. leader. Grand Jurors AT ANM AL DINNER Arata, selected as the 1941 recipient of the honor from among four candidates, was presented with the award at the annual winter dinner of the Association last night at the Swiss Chalet In Rochellc Park. The citation was read by Port Authority Commissioner John Borg, ptrslrient of the Association, who also praised the three winners of honorable mention.. David Burgdor-fer of Englewood, I. Stewart De-Ronrie of Maywood. and Charles Galling of Lyndhuhst. "Patrolman Arata." Borg said, "was on duty near the Park Avenue crossing of the File Railroad In Rutherford lale In the afternoon of March 20. He heard the whistle of the approaching S:53 westbound train and saw Morris Stritt. 58, of 104 Union Avenue, Rutherford attempting to cross the tracks. "He realized that Etrltt would be unable to cross In nfety and flashed for the tracks and made a flying tackle which brought both of them to the ground on the concrete pave- i Continued on page 20, column 4) CREW ON TUtJDOAT SWIMS FOR LIVES Carelessnen Said Tn Re Cause Of Sinking In lludvm The crew of a Hudson River tug. boat were forced to swim for their lives when the boat suddenly sunk at the des k of the General Chemical Company In Edgewnlcr at ' 52 A. M. today. Edgewster police received a rail from a watchman at the plant that the tugboat Joseph F. CiH lie. owned bv the Nelson Towing Line of Wood-cliff, was sinking and responded with the Rotough ambulince and an Inhnlator. In rhatge of Sergeant Popp, Patrolmen James Dowllng and Stephen Bolclk, When the police arrived at the dock the tugboat wus submerged On board the boat In their bunks at the time of the unking, were Captain Antholiv ledestueh. .19. of 216 Court Street, Brooklyn; Engineer Herbert Lake, 60. of Constrrtle, N Y. and Kurt Kawnlkle, 40, of 324 East Thlld Httcet, New Yotk. All the men had awakened when w ater began rush Into I he boat and made their escape from It. swimming tn the southeast romer of the dock where tliev were found bv the police and treated by them the submersion and shock. Tie police said they had been told bv one of the rrew that the boiler tank of the boat was bring filled with, fresh water from a hno it tarhed to the dock and that the person who was in rharge of the hne had fotgottrn to turn ths ater off. REDS ADVANCE, GAIN 24 MILES Berlin Blames Weather For Rostov Rout, Admits By Turn (By Associated Press) New York, Dec. 3 The panzer forces of Colonel General Heinz Guderian have been driven back 12 to 24 miles on the Moscow front, according to latest advices from Moscow, the British radio said today. N. B. C. which heard the broadcast, also reported that the German radio attributed the Nazi reverses in the Rostov area to a change in the weather which rendered useless the mechanized might of the German Army. This broadcast was reported as saying that the German command was baffled by the Russians' inability to under stand that they were defeated, by their numerical superiority around Rostov and by guerrilla activity. Villages Recaptured Before Moscow Moscow, Dec. 3 Germany was declared by Pravda today to have lost more than 21,000 men, killed or wounded, in th running battle of Rostov and Red Army troops were credited with recapture of several villages in the Mozhaisk and Sta llnogorsk sectors of the blizzard-ridden central front. The panic-stricken enemy Is still In flight before pursuing Soviet forces from Rostov, said Pravda, Communist Party organ, in a dispatch broadcast by the Moscow radio. TRY TO RESIST Three villages were declared to have been recaptured in the direction of Mozhaisk, 67 miles west of Moscow, and a number were reported reoccupied In the Sta llnogorsk sector 120 miles southeast of the Capital, the scene of recent German gains. Pravda stressed the Stallnogorsk action. Again, the Soviet midday communique said merely that Red Army forcea fought the emtmy on all fronts during last night. "The enemy Is trying to put up resistance." said the Communist party newspaper In an article broadcast by the Moscow radio, "but is retreating southward under the pressure of our cavalry and tanks." HEAVY LOSSES This evident seizure of the Initiative by the defenders of Moscow came while the southern divisions of Marshal 8emeon Tlmoshenko were declared to be continuing a dogged pursuit of Oerman armored and Infantry forces fleeting westward along the Sea of Azov coast from Rostov. "The enemy sustained heavy losses of men and armaments on the Rostov sector of the front, where our troops continue to pursue the enemy", said a communique broadcast by the Moscow radio. While the main body headed along the coast. It was reported that smaller columns were moving northwest tn prevent congestion and at the same time attempt to parry a slanting Soviet thrust. In-tended to cut off the embattled rear guard. Bitter battles In blizzards were British, Axis Reform Tanks For New Test In Libyan War Positions Shift; Patrols. Planes Feel Out Weak Spots For Renewal Of African Strujrjrle (By Associated Tress) Cairn, Epypt. Dec. 3 The British declared today that the battle for Libya has slackened, with Empire forces with-drawn and reorRanizinir for a new test acainst the strongly held Axis triangle formed by Rczrgh. Bir El Hamed and Zaar ran a.strlde the broken corridor to Tobruk, TROOPS REGROUPED On both sides, the British General Headquarters said, troops and tanks are being rcgroued for the nest phase of the fight In which positions have shifted like the des-ert sands. Patrol and aerial activity continued, feeling out weak .ipots for the next hard blows, but there were no reports of heavy fighting on any of the desert bnttlefront where troops and tanks have rlnshed day and night for 2 eeks. Despite the German Jab which brcught Marshal Erwin Rommeli (wo steel divisions together southeast of Tobruk. British military sourres expressed unshaken confidence that Axis positions and forces would be smashed. tn tsmdon, Captain L. D. Onm-mn. Conservative, gave notice that the Government would be asked to explain optimist lr statements by military spokesmen at the start of the desert drive, and If such early statements regarding destruction of Axis armored units did not do harm both at home and abroad ) The Ornish declared that the To-bruk Rarrtson which sallied out against the Al rear lines was holding nearly all It gains, Including (Continued on pave 20, column 1) It's Confused Of Events pictured on the central front, and the Soviet Government said German; a'ttacks yesterday were beaten oft with heavy losses. A German arm ored unit cut off from ita infantry support in the Mozhaisk sector W'as said to have lost 15 of its 35 tanks. About 1,000 Germans were reported slain on the Leningrad front lit 2 days of battle' tn which Russians claimed they captured eight tanks H field guns and other prizes. (Berlin reports sifid fighting con tlnued in the Rostov area. A Ger man Army Corps was said to have destroyed 153 Russian tanks and, captured 19 cannon within a week of fighting before Moscow. (While therr are freqeunt references to winter terrain difficulties in Russia, a German spokesman de elared, "At no point along the front have we gone Into winter quarters.") Thirteen German planes were of fldally listed as shot down near Moscow yesterday, apparently Indicating an increasing use of aerial forces by Germany In support ot the revived central front offensive. German Report Tank Destruction Berlin, Dec. 3 German Infantry-tank combat teams supported bv strong dive-bomber units gained further ground In the Battle ot Moscow yesterday despite stout Rus. (Continued on page 20. column 5) THAT'S A MOUTHFUL San Diego, Calif , Dec. 3 Camp Callan'a nomination for the prlvatn, with the longest name: Bernard Eugene Thnririlua Aloyslus Broekgrel-tens Jr., of St. Lnuk. He was a butcher before his induction last month. CO. P. GETS SET TO PASS RIPPER Ignore Edison Threat To Veto Court Dills Newark, Dec. 3 bespit Governor Edison threat of a veto. Republican leaders have decided tei move the Hudson County Court revision bills In the Assembly Mon- ' dav. The derision was reached at a conference called here last night be It. Alexander Smith of Princeton, Republican State Committee chairman. Others present were: 'rthue T. Vanderbilt. Essex County Clean , Onvernment faction leader: Llovd B. Marsh. Passaic County Clerk and party leader: Senator Robert C, Hendrlckson, Gloucester, and Stats Treasurer William H. Albright, Olourester. These and legislative leaders wmII meet In Trenton Friday at Smlth'i rail to consider further step. Also endorsed last night was 4 tConttnucd on page 30, column it

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