Corsicana Daily Sun from Corsicana, Texas on October 16, 1940 · Page 12
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Corsicana Daily Sun from Corsicana, Texas · Page 12

Corsicana, Texas
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Wednesday, October 16, 1940
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TWELVB THE CORSICANA DAILY SUN. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1940. KIEL AND HAMBURG WERE OBJECTIVES OF RAF NIGHT RAIDS GERMAN NAVAL BASES ATTACKED BUT RAIDS NOT AS DESTRUCTIVE AS MONDAY’S BRAZILIAN ARMY CHIEF ARRIVES (By The Associated Presa) LONDON. October 16.~The main strength of the Royal Air Force's nocturnal raiding squadrons roared over the North Sea last night and dropped tons of high explosives on. Germany’s naval bases at Kiel and Hamburg, hammering away at shipping and wharves, the air ministry declared today. The weather was spotty—clear in places, in others so bad that blind flying was necessary; and some of the RAF planes with assigned objectives elsewhere in Germany did not reach their destinations, the ministry said. The raids on the whole were not as destructive as Monday’s, when the RAF demolished buildings, smoke stacks, tanks and reservoirs at the vital synthetic fuel producing plant at Politz, near Stettin, the ministry’s communique Indicated; but considering the weather It was successful. British bomba were dropped on oil plants at Gelsenkirchen, Magdeburg and Salzerbergen. Two oil depots near Kiel also were hit, the communique said. Seeking to damage the powerful German war machine, other planes pitched their bombs at freight yards at Schwerte, Krefeld, Hamm and Soest, and railroad junctions at Nordhausen and Halle. The planes forced from their primary objectives by the weather unloaded their bombs on munition factories, aircraft factories and power stations, familiar to them from many nights of raiding. Others renewed the attacks on the channel “invasion’’ ports and the gun emplacements at Cap Gns Nez. The air ministry said all planes returned to England safely. Knew All Answers But One. PORTLAND. Ore., Oct. 16.—(A^‘ —Newsp.aper Reporter Roy Beadle of the Portland Journal was called upon to answer only one question when he registered for the draft today. His wife, on the precinct draft board, legistered him. ‘T know the answers to all these other questions,’’ she announced, "but did you put the cat out?" __ B«bel* Were Deceived. TAPIA, Chihuahua. Mexico. Oct. 16.— (JFi —Genera lAntonlo Guerrero, returning here after receiving the surrender of 227 rebels in a nearby village, said memtier# of the band told him they had been deceived by sensational but fal.«e reports of widespread revolt throughout the country In favor of General Juan Almazan. Battery Special Wizard Special Battery. $2.95 «*change. Six months guárante«. Battery recharging as low as S9c. WESTERN AUTO ASS'N STORES J. Elmer Butler, Jr., Owner 209 N. Beaton St. WILLKIE AND M’NARY BOTH CRITICAL NEW DEAL FARM POLICY SENATOR NORRIS UPHOLDS ADMINISTRATION AGRICUU TURAL ACTIVITY JOYCE KILMER’S SON ENLISTS First of the second group of l.ailn-Amerlcan military chieftains to arrive for a tour of American army posts and civilian industries was General Goes Monteiro, chief of staff of the Brazilian army. With his aide.s he was greeted on the nation’s capitula steps by Brigadier John A. Crane. Left to right; Capt. Pedro Geraldo de Almeida, Brazil; General Monteiro; Brig. Gen. Crane; Lieut. Jose Annes. REOPENING OF BURMA ROAD MAY BRING U. S. INTO WAR SAYS ROME MILITARY COMMENTATOR OF MUSSOLINI’S NEWSPAPER SAYS THIS IS POSSIBLE ROME, Oct. 16,—(AV-The possibility that Britain’s reopening of the Burma war supply road to China tomorrow would provide the spark to touch off an American powder keg and bring the United States Into the war was advanced today by Mario Appe- lius, military commentator of Premier Mussolini's newspaper, II Popolo D'ltalia. Appelius characterized the reopening of the road as Winston Churchill's challenge to Japan, which was almost sure to bring the troops of the two powers into the conflict. "W'hat will the Americans do if British provocation and stubbornness bring about a British-Japanese conflict along the Burma Road or around it?” Appelius asked. ‘‘The function of the tripartite pact (Rome-Berlln-Tokyo military alliance) is closely linked to events which may occur. The seventeenth of this month the tripartite pact, which now lies in a state of ‘non-belligerency’ will move into an alarm phase, or that part of 'the possibility of belligerency.’ " The use of American arms by the British preparing to resist an impending Italian offensive in Egypt vvas hinted today by Virginio Gayda, authoritative Fascist editor, writing in II Giornale D'Italia. He declared the Italians had pushed Í0 miles beyond Sidi Bar­ raní to Bur Alem Talut In pre paring for their next thrust against the British stronghold at Matruh._________ Claimed Advisors Communists. PORT ARTHUR. Oct. Police Chief H. F. Baker today escorted two men from a selective service registration precinct and said he would not permit them to serve as advisors because they are "known communists.” One of the men told reporters “you'll hear more of this in the courts." Oil Workers Eliminated. TAMPICO. Mexico. Oct. 16.— —More than 100 workers have been eliminated from the payroll of the government-opeiated oil industry here In an economy program forming part of a nationwide move to cut the industry» deficit. By The Associated Press. Wendell L Willkie made a plea today for farm and factory cooperation as his running mate. Senator Charles L. McNary, attacked the administration's handling of the agricultural problem and Senator Norris (Ind-Neb) upheld It, Willkie, campaigning in Ohio, said in a talk prepared for Mansfield that prosperity for the farmer is related directly to prosperity for the industrial worker. "The tragic fallacy of that New Deal economy Is that scarcity Jo maintained In the midst of potential abundance,” "Wlllkie said. Norris spoke from Washington last night in a broadcast under the auspices of the National Committee of Independent Voters for Roosevelt and Wallace, of which he is honoiary chairman. Earlier in the day, the White House sain President Roosevelt would make two political speeches before the election. The first will be on Oct. 23 and the second on Oct, 30. Stephen T. Early, press secretary, said botn pi'obably would be made from the White House and would be bioad- cast nationally. Norris on Defense. Norris said no other administration "has done so much to I help and preserve agriculture as i has this administration under the wise guidance of President Roosevelt and Secretary Wallace," "The great Middlewest, the breadbasket of the Union, would to a great extent have been depopulated," Norns asserted, “if it had not been for the saving grace of the agricultural policies of this administration." Senator McNary, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, charged in an address prepared for a meeting at Hutchinson, Kas„ today that the Roosevelt administration dodged the farm prot»- lem. "Since 1933," he said, "fifteen farm bills have become law; billions of dollars of pubho money have been expended. The New Deal has tried to buy its way out of trouble." He advocated a two- price system for ciops with exportable surplusses. National defense figured prominently In the speeches of other campaign orators last night. l^aGuardla 1s Positive. Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardla of New York said at Newark, N. J„ that "anyone who says that President Roosevelt has neglected the national defense utters a de liberate misstatement, knowing that he has made a misstatement.' Senator Byrnes (D-SC) said in a broadcast from Washington that Republicans in congress had voted against early defense appropriations and revision of the neutrality law to permit aid to Great Britain and had votedd to delay the draft. Senator Taft (R-Ohlo) said at Elmira, N. Y., that “If our defenses are inadequate to meet the threat of a German attack, and JAPAN RESOLUTELY DETERMINED TO KEEP BURMA ROAD CLOSED CHIEF OF J a F m ILITARY MISSION IN INDO CHINA DECLARES POSITION Missouri Boy Is Champion Cotton Picker of South standing beneath a portrait of his father, Christopher Kilmer (center), 23, son of the poet Joyce Kilmer, was sworn in as a private in the 165th Infantry (National Guard) at New York—his father’s old regiment. His father, author of “Trees," was killed in France in 1918. At the left here is Col. G. Conroy; at right,Lleut.-Col. Martin Meaney. the piesident himseir says they are, surely no one can be to blame but the president himself." Labor was the topic of a speech by Secretary Ickes at Akron, Ohio. He said lhat “a company union i.s Wendell Willkie’s idea of collective bargaining Under the national labor relations act." In his prepared for Mansfield, Willkie said: "Everybody realizes now that the prosperity of a democracy can be developed only by producing more and better things at decreasing prices and ever higher standards for the farmer and the worker. This can be accomplished by more production and by constant attention to refinement of the machinery of distribution.” crystallized” after Willkie’s acceptance speech. "The people were eager to hear a program from Willkie," he added, "and not hearing any, the country made up its mind and doesn’t appear to be giving the matter much more attention.” By C. YATES McDANIEL HANOI. French Indo-China, Oct. 16._</p}_Major General Raishiro Sumita, chief of the Japanese military mission in Indo-China, declared today that Japan "is resolutely determined to prevent war materials supplied by the United States or any third power from reaching Chiang Kai-Shek’s armies." Sumita spoke on the eve of the reopening tomorrow of the Burma Road, lifeline for supplies from abroad for the Chinese armies. The Japanese leader, in an interview, declared the Japanese air force would "make the utmost effort to strike a fatal blow" to China’s supply lines from air bases newly acquired m Northern Indo-China, but added, I "don't believe any of our blows will fall until the war supplies ! for China have passed through i British Burma and actually entered territory.” The veteran artillery officer echoed the puzzled reaction of Japanese elsewhere to the United States government advice to Americans to leave Japanese-dominated areas of the Far East. "If both the United Slates and Japan spent the same huge sums they now are devoting to prepar- ' ations for a possible future con- BLYTHEVTLLE, Ark., Oct. 16." — — Fifteen-year-old Haroid Mason, who pulled 129 pounds of cotton in two hours from bolls made stubborn by an overnight rain, today carried back to his Dunklin county, Mo., form home the South’s cotton picking championship. Youngest competitor among 136, Mason received the $1,000 first prize offered by the National Cotton Picking Contest Asosciation of Blythevllle. The champion said he planned to save the money to pay his expenses while studying agriculturs at the University of Missouri. James Bralshaw, Reyno, Ark., farmer, won second prize of $250 with 117 pounds. Jose Hernandez, Harlingen, Tex., took third and $100 with 112 pounds. Twenty-two other contestants shared in $650 in prizes. Johnnie Stovall of San Angelo, Tex., who traveled more than 900 mies to compete in the event- first of its kind—picked 103 pounds for seventh place. flict on promoting trad# between the two countries there would bs no conceivable question of war," said Sumita. "If only the United States would understand, Japan’s position'.’ He declared that "every question between our countries could and must be settled upon understanding and acceptance of the I principle that Japan is the stabll- * izing force in the Far East.” Seeks Million Votes. AUSTIN, Oct. 16.—(^Y—Texas Democratic Campaign Director Myron G. Blalock asks voters for 1,000,000 ballots for President Roosevelt Nov. 5. In a radio address last night, Blalock urged Texans to keep the "banner of the state Democratic parly" high to maintain the states prestige in national councils. Masse* Fall to Respond. BOSTON, Oct. 16.—47PV-Attor- ney General Robert H. 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