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txlv Remember Pearl Harbor! CENTRAL ILLINOIS' fc HOME 11 NEWSPAPER SINCE. 1040 9GTH YEAR. NO. 134. BLOOMINGTON, ILL, THURSDAY. MAY 11, 19J2.-EIGHTEEN PAGES. Ml A'WM'Utl li PHI, : C NIT Mi mrum IN INTERNATIONAL Newa (CRVICB SINGLE COPY 5 CENTS 3 A tmh mm mm Chinese Brace Io Meet New 'Gas Hogs' Appear In -East's Ration Zone Reds Admit Being Forced Back By Superior Nazi Army on Kerch Jap Hordes HERE'S SOMETHING Reinfprcementi Move WORTH LIVING FOR Complaints, Sharp Charges Fly on Seaboard Bookie Booked for Murder Retire to New Positions-Deny Some Nazi Claims Up for Invaders Along Burma Road Germans Claim Kerch Battle Already Won New Production Principle To Get Tryout in U. S. LONDON. CD (Unverified) Veterans of the China wars un July 31. Electric stoves were nv IVES GALLAGHER. not affected. der the personal direction of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek braced their lines Wednesday Fingerprint. Bring Tht barbed term "fat hoc" took iU place In tht lexicon of the average easterner Wednesday to de-senbe that variety of the motor- LONDON. Civ- (Unverified) Germany'! continuing attack on MOSCOW. CD (No Reason to Doubt) Russian troops fighting the Germans on the Kerch peninsula in the Crimea have retired to new positions because cf Up 10 Year Old Case Concentration of production that is, requiring the bulk of on industry to convert to war work while concentroting the the Crimean Kerch pcniinsula night against a reinforced Japanese penetration of their soil while SEATTLE. CH Police credit an extra inning baseball game with halting a suicide attempt by 30 year old housewife. Two patrolmen, called to the woman's residence Tuesday night by neighbors, reported she turned on the gas while listening to a broadcast of the Seattle -Los Angeles Coast league gome. In the 11th Inning she became so Interested she turned off the gas and by the time the game ended In 3-5 tie four Innings later she had changed her mind. NEW YORK. CP) The alr-rl. isolated, exhausted Chinese and took on the form Wednesday night of the opening thrust In a coming Nazi offensive from at nets of a fingerprint expert and British forces held stubbornly to superior Nazi strength, the Soviets announced officially at mid industry! permitted civilian output in a few firms is a imvw injiiv ucinuvu typunmnari fh in rt Kit fr ti..-i least three points toward the oil night. I a . - . I ISV iM V " f Mi Vfc UUIHiyi led to the arrest of man wanted Aft .,ffnrin WASHINGTON, D. C CT The British principle of "con-ccntraton of production" was employed by the war production board for the first time Wednesday in an order halting output of cooking and heating stoves by large producers after July 31 but permitting continued production by a group of small manufacturers. Another innovation in the stop order designed 39 "labor shortage ajeas" In 15 states and prohibited large or small stove companies In those areas from continuing production after long debated technique which has been used In Great Britain ng species who IniiiU on getting larger government gasoline ration than he legitimately need. With the advent came the prompt threat of criminal prosecution for fraud by tionlnr oRielala who viewed with dismay tnrreaslnc evidence that a lot of cltliens w ith no plausible reasons had wealth of the Caucasus, an of The communique denied, how fensive backed by two million of VVi' Z murocr o bloody setback, the Japanese ad- ii P ,lcemnn mon than 10 vance guard on the Burma road ever, German official assertions that the battle had been con for some time and which officials here predict may be ex Hitler best combat troops now reported massed in the Ukraine. cluded. rr' . ... was reported In a Chinese com One month ago a man Identified x., tended to other United States "Fierce fighting still , Is going Informed London sources, al I- tri. . " I IIIUIIIUUS AiUIII IIUIIKHIIIK W l. I SlFvi? V'?,' rr,Mt have penetrated at least 50 miles as a bookmaker and after olcad- i.m- m,!-.. r on." It said. though discounting German argued themselves Into "X .m.. . . . " I uniuv viiiiia whaj tsi u as h ajui i bx Industries. One official described Wednesday's order as "something of a trial balloon we want to see how It works." ing Bumy ne was given a sus- ii, ., . ,.. . ,2. The midnight communique text: "During May 13 our trooDS. od- cards granting them unlimited MMIPA XTIflrC quantities of fuel. I lOUJC Jill? pended aentence. Before belnir ."Jr" n.u' 7' claims of having broken the Russian lines, captured 40,000 prisoners and "decided" the battle of the released, however, he was finger- i.m -fv,. province. The posing numerically superior forces of Germans, retired to new posi- printed at headquarters. Subse isthmus In an assault employing m A school official Mass., noting 'the uons. preponderance B V S 5 0 A T ffl V 1-3 cards which quently Detective Frank Tweed ZL;bKLVL,i3 found thm nHni. ,r- J supposedly la Kunming, capital of objective of this drive The German communinu of applications for B- Rocco the Barber) de Felanse W,n" Chin, terminus Pope Says Family jtrant a liberal claim that the battle of Kerch resulted in a German success and jpply, expressed n . , , the matter by I QV lIQUTG supply, expressed 2,000 dive bombers, said the Germans now could be expected to smash at Rostov from Taganrog, above the Sea of Azov, and to attack in force southeast from Kharkov. 50 u'tnii k. rn..- i. " i oi uie Burma rona. his feelings in aaylng: that they captured many tanks Slash Commnlcatlons. connection with the slaylnc of A Chungking spokesman said and guns and took a large number of prisoners is nothine but Must Be Preserved however, that the Japanese in the Claim Bir Advance. Patrolman James Caplis. Seized Boarding Bus. The officer was slain in a north Probably Sum Will Be Cut, However a lie. "Rationing Is producing a nation of liars." Lee S. Buckingham, acting rationing administrator for New Lungllng area had made no prog In late broadcasts the Germans "Our troops are retirins in eood ress since Tuesday, and expressed claimed they already had reached side restaurant holdup Dec. 21, opinion they might not try to ad order and inflicting heavy losses on the attackers. ivii. blx of the -seven gunmen WASHINGTON. D. C. W) York city, announced all ration the Sea of Azov in a northeasterly penetration of Russian Crimean vance farther because of the Were Kpntonrffrf in .Tntlot nnnl. The house stuck to Its $50 month- AinK taius wuuia do invesiiEaiea i skuviv v m v muuui- - ww.. Ing cards would be investigated defenses, cut Red army communi W there at ih rnnriH.inn f thi. ly scale for men In the lowest tcntiary but the seventh, identified heavy casualties they have suffered In Yunnan province. Other Sectors Quiet. "In the Kharkov direction of cations from the rear, destroyed three day registration period end- ranks in the army-navy pay raise "de relapse, escaped Urges Nations Make a Peace Based on Justice While Chiangs seasoned troops the front (in the Donets basin) or damaged a Soviet evacuation inffThnrutav n riotArtntn. .hfh. bill WednesdAV but Indication I ueiecuves r rancis J weni. jonn fought this new incursion, other, fleet and destroyed 183 Red planes our troops took the offensive and are successfully advancing. fpnrrhpH tnr A FaIudsa tnr fho in combat "On other sectors of the front Fiv(,n lasi mree weexs and were reward- w "- wiih house approval, As for Kerch itself, where Ger uled Wednesday for their vlffllnr nothing of significance took place. man troops under Gen. Fritz Erich VATICAN CITY. (Vatican m.0,.r- B when they seized him as he " enemy's thinly guarded soviet ships In the Barents sea von Mannstein have been smash i ,w boarded a bus. communication lines in northern sank an enemy transport of 12,000 ing for five days at the Russian Conaressmen All In a Dither BY RICHARD L. TURNER. iu using imu I'uruurmiijr wiui I . z T. 7 ." . r,, k- - a v.. ,u- . Asst. Dist. Attv. Georce Mona-Iurma Broadcast Recorded by UP at New York) Pope Pius called upon the ions. army of Lt Gen. D. T. Kozlov, The .nt hill Mil. fnr $12 nH ln Quoted de Felapse as saying: Discount Reports. competent London informants said ... -w. T - - I ST I 1 1A. t Ut. VI 1 ii The German high command rulers of nations Wednesday to the key to the situation is in the leaders said the plan was to ad- , l"l Kiaa 15 over W,U1, l -nunSKing aiscioseo mai xne " hmtA Kaah ii n Mr i n m b-ai m 4 Volt I T I. J . . J ... .... Wednesday claimed that 40.000 rally for preservation of the fami icrcii v curving otuuiiu aictw i uctpuntrse iiuu upeneu up u new WASHINGTON, D. C CD here to that figure. air." Red troops had been cavtured. ly in peaceful existence and Yirlr rnr fha fact 11 vnre tvtrh fMnt Vtv nnnnMmt MAkitnnJ SHIPPING NEEDS REVISED, SAYS LIPPMANN SHIPPING. Whole setup needs to be revamped, declares Llppmann Page 4 SUGAR. First lady has trouble getting it for canning Page 9 FESTIVAL. More than 500 to take part In school music sessions Page 5 NURSES. St. Joseph's class to be graduated tonight Page 13 SPORTS FESTIVAL Farm and home bureaus cancel annual function Page 9 WAGES. Police, firemen can't waive top salaries, court warned them that the future of and the battle was decided at the lnls on my mlndi Knowing aU the the Meknnff r ver from Tha land Strait May Stop It. "If the Germans can control the w Gasoline rationing Wednesday had congress In a dither the like of which has not been seen since the The house Wednesday Increased time that the cops were after me. I into the Burma-Thailand-French approaches to Kerch which with the world will be on their con ir they can keep the Russian the amount tn'H.lfl adnntinir an I hnvA led a hpll nf a lifp T'rri I TnJz.ri.inr. v,.. n. the narrow isthmus of the name sciences. , -r . I - . " " - MlUV-Vllilia UUIUCI A B1IU lawmakers voted but later Black sea fleet away, smash re amendment by Representative only sorry for my wife and two have oceunied the town of Hone. bars the way to a jump into the pealed pensions for themselves, Caucasian oil fields. The Nazis Kankln (Dem.. Miss.), who said children." ink. Then thev nressed on to- sistance on the peninsula and prepare to jump the strait to take the also claimed the "annihilation of such action might avoid a bonus Acted M Lookout. ward Mongko where the Chinese Caucasus defences of Rostov from ngni auer me war. a roil can Tu nA a u-.i, eneaeed them enemy forces which have been the rear," one source said. vote of 331 to 28 Wednesday rati- he me to Nw York J-ftpp th. The Berlin radio reported from overrun and encircled there." He said he did not intend to make a specific peace offer since It was not likely to be accepted under the present circumstances, but he urged the leaders of nations to conclude a peace based on justice even if this did not satisfy all But he added, if the Russians ned Tuesday's action. The meas-L. ; . nnnV j ... tninaA Tokvo meantime that three A Registering at their special 9 facilities In the capitol, many had asked and received "X" cards. An "X" card entitles the holder to yawn and tell the gas pumpaman to "fill her up." - TV A irntlnfl1 vmiKI!. w.?nrVi4 nn?n . A supplementary Russian com could maintain air parity there ure then was passed with only three weeks later by his wlfe I Chungking divisions had been an munique said: "f""c"wlMVC vtc... Tean. d their two dauehters. ninuaied m tne uurma iignung, "During May 12 our air units was little likelihood of outstanding German success even if Kerch at the eastern end of the penin Oltla.) voting against It. paiin. 17. and Marv. is. Thev I While British land units, try. of their ambitions. destroyed 32 German tanks, 320 A private now receives S21 u0a Ko.n .t i-x ur.. R9nd intf to extricate themselves from rMA r.i.t,.r it. -..n.ti.,o. monthly for the first four months. in rhi motor vehicles with woods and sula were taken, for then the Burma, witnorew closer to xne "I made peace offers in the early Germans would not be able to ne Assam border, a military spokes stages of the war, but without at the capital exercising the priv- J .u, tnl nexl eig . 8na 7 poce said de Felapse admitted ileees of an unlimited rasoline m.onthly after years serv!c?- acting as a lookout for the gang rules ., Page Z SHEEP. Shearing- time Is here Pag-e 15 supplies, 105 carta with supplies, 48 field and anti- aircraft guns, 10 mortars, eicht anti-aircraft and gotiate the few miles across the man at New Delhi discounted positive results, and such offers Japanese reports of success in suddIt. In the east, that votinc w.hUeJn apprentice seaman gets but denied having a gun In his strait. The German high command may even cause grievances and marhfnA fftm firintf' rineiffnne encircling British remnants, dissatisfaction in some countries," public is strictly rationed on gago- J30, The bill, under present con- possession at the time of the slay-line. And the country over, war- ference Plans, would Increase all mg Monahan said he had told - - " MM VAil 4a flit I.. m . A I .... A f smashed a railway train and six the pope said. St. Lawrence these rates to $42. him he would not waive extradi- said the battle was "concluded" with destruction of enemy forces encircled and overrun and that platform cars with trucks, dispersed and partly annihilated an Major Sea Fight Boost for Enlisted. Ition at his arraignment Thursday wtime self sacrifice, is popular. Some Members Shudder. All hut fl fpw nf tliA Vimtco mom- Makes No Exception. Speaking on the 25th anniver enemy- regiment." "remnants" of the Russian penin It also provides increases for on charges of being a fugitive, May Open Soon sular force were being pursued sary of consecration as a bishop, bers and a third of the senate are h11..??.8. of enliste? men Dugouts Overrun. The destruction of 43 more Nazi toward the tip of the isthmus. Sub Victims Number 14 With the same increases for Stato Tf Airl he said that the "second front, the front of the family," is threatened seeking re-election this year, equivalent naval grades, first BY DREW MIDDLETON. LONDON. UP) (Conjec And . . . well . . . votes are un Defenses Broken. German commentators broad by war, and warned of the terri certain things at best . . . and class privates i now receiving J?" Retumma TfOODS planes raised the announced toll to 145 since Sunday, and presumably most of those downed were operating as a covering and dive ture) Hitler's 35,000 ton battle ble destruction which future op the Situation Was one that could wouia oe raisea io io oy uic r l.- epnatp hill nnii SSd nv Tnp nmisp ship Tirpitz may lead the German cast that the Germans were now well beyond Parpatsch, in the erations can bring. ZTC BOmC 01 U'e B Wl : Cornorals now deceiving $54 SPRINGFIELD, ILL. - (TO The pontiff said he was ad neck of the Kerch isthmus at its bombing force for General von Mannstein's tank and infantry Second Ship Sunk, Canada Reveals battle squadron out of Trondheim at any time and the ensuing battle with British and Allied heavy nictwtir,f nr. would be paid $66 under both Illinois soldiers, sailors and ma dressing a "word of peace" once narrowest point, that German ar measures. more to all belligerents without tillery had broken the first So warships will be the "largest na troops pounding the Russians along a 12 mile line between the Black and Azov seas on the Kerch pen Calif.l. Hp kpens nn ear n Sergeants and petty officers when they return from the pres- viet defense lines and that infan A ST. LAWRENCE RIVER val engagement of the war try was being thrown into the PORT, CANADA. UP) Four insula. Europe," an informed quarter exception. "We raise our voice once more with the utmost insistence," he, said. "We think of the suffering assault. W Washington. He announced he now paid $60, $72, $84 and $126, ent war under a plan announced would ask the senate to vote depending upon their grade, Wednesday by Gov. Dwignt ti. Thursday on a resolution In which would be paid $78, $96 and $114 Green. It calls for establishment it would foreswear the use of and $138. Second lieutenants and of a reception center to contact teen crew members from one of I said Wednesday. The Russian defenses near Par two ships sunk by torpedoes from The almost continuous battle of patsch, described as deep anti the Arctic, where the Germans are in the occupied territories, of the hardships of prisoners and ofj gasoline or any other rationed ensigns would be raised from $125 each returning service man and enemy submarines in the St. Lawrence river were reported dead tank trenches with several lines The Soviet communique implied that the preliminary Red dugouts and concrete emplacements along the neck of that peninsula had been overrun, but gave no indication of the depth of the German penetration. trying to close the northern sup commodity In amounts trreater to $150. with simultaneous in- places the facilities of the state at of strong fortifications which, in wives separated from their hus ply route to Russia, has been m 4 than those allowed the general creases m tneir rental and xooa nis aisposai. or missing Wednesday night. The first definite report of cas the words of German propagand bands." tensified lately as lengthening Green said that the state wel allowances. public, ists, were razed to the ground Expresses Concern. days give German aircraft more ualties in the Monday night at T? pnrpcpntflti vp Faddis (Dem., fare department has been instructed to obtain from the fed time for reconnoissance, and the by dive bombers. All these claims were confi bpeaking of the front of the tacks came from a rescued offi Pa.) had an "X" card, he said, lanAnoco Rlftt and "no apologies to make for it." Mapaticac IMVl southward drift of polar ice nar cer of one of the torpedoed family, he said this sacred institution was threatened by the war. dently regarded here as greatly rows the passage to the Soviet freighters. exaggerated, for they were remi eral government the identity and home address of every Illinois combatant released from the army and navv forces, and arranffe for "I'm not yet ready to admit f VanCOUVer ports. ihe Fope expressed paternal Briefly, here is the story he The Germans claimed Wednes niscent of the unfounded "annihilation" announcements which Hit told: Lt. Gen. D. T. Kozlov's Red troops in the area have their backs to the Kerch straits, supported by a reservoir of troops on the Caucasian mainland four or more miles to the east. Presumably most of the Red air bases also are on Caucasian soil. Kharkov, the scene of the announced Russian offensive, is 230 concern over the distress caused by the "universal, calamity" of One freighter was struck by vajnuuuvilu, a. the setting up of the centers. day that bombers sank an 8,000 ton freighter and a small coaster ler's headquarters broadcast to two torpedoes and the entire crew the world last autumn, just before war, but indicated his pleasure that his anniversary was being mat any Dureaucrai downtown, or any newspaper for that matter," he declared, "has any authority to tell a congressman what his duties are or how he should conduct them." and damaged four large transports of 46 reached short in lifeboats. Japanese under detention at tne The department, he said, , has immigration building here staged been directed to contact the re-a riotous demonstration Wednes- turned service men immediately the tide of battle turned in favor m the latest engagement along ceieDraxea oy millions of Catho of the Red army. Norway's Arctic coast and in the lics all over the world. day, smasnmg windows on xne up- and to offer such facilities as Yet both here and in Moscow The second freighter was struck about the same time by a single torpedo, and 29 crewmen were harbor at Murmansk. oer floor on Which they are held guidance in securing allnwanrps miles northwest of Taganrog, tha information so far available in The British say Hitler is failing southern Nazi anchor on the main The "X"-cards were issued the and turning a firehose on people for disabilities, clinical or hospital dicated the Kerch affair was only to destroy the British convoys congressmen without question upon m the street below, Farm Fund Bill Reported Out picked up by another ship and taken to a nearby port. One man died from exposure after being services for physical and mental ills, and aid in getting employ a prelude to later, large scale op erations. their representations that "all or Chunks of plaster torn from the with his light forces, submarines and airplanes, however, and that land across the Sea of Azov from Kerch. The big industrial city has been held by the Germans all winter despite constant Red attempts to retake it. ment, suostantiauy au" oi xne use o walls of their quarters and an their cars was on "official bus- iron grating were thrown into Admiral Erich Rader will be taken from the water by the rescue ship and 13 others are WASHINGTON. D. C UP) An forced to use his only battleship iness." Faddis and others who tne street, the Japanese mean. He Still Would that is known to be whole, the discussed tne situation on xne while snouting so loud that they annual farm fund measure carrying some 865 million dollars of House Votes Expanded West Point Patronage Tirpitz, plus the pocket battleship noor conxenaea xnat uiys u. couid be heard several hundred Fiaht for Nazis cash and loans emerged from the Admiral Scheer and the cruiser Biddle's Duties senate appropriation committee nome to mxerview xneir consiuu- dg ; Japanese women ents and trips around Washington gtod nearby and waved fo them Hipper, both also .at Trondheim, WASHINGTON, D. C. UP) CLEVELAND. UP) Donald In London Mounting Wednesday and headed for a series of disputes on the senate floor. All was quiet early Wednesday The house voted Wednesday to against some future convoy. "When he does the Allied squad Reds Say Olive Oil Used in Nazi Engines MOSCOW. (UPJ (Unverified) German engines of war ara lubricated with olive oil, indicating that the Nazis are running Kintner, held for the war sabo niuht- Immigration aiit.horitips give each senator and representa proDamy starting Thursday. rons will be waiting. The Ger LONDON. (UPJ Anthony J. tage shooting of a railroad en Price Administrator Leon Hen- declined comment. The affair was mans will be extremely lucky if gineer, Wednesday declared he senator Russell (Dem., Ga.) reminded reporters that the total tive another appointment to the military academy . .at West Point, but turned down another pro derson Issued a statement laxe m in the hands of military au- Drexel Biddle Jr. presented his credential! to King. Haakon VII they get a single large ship back believed the United States and the day wmcn said notning aooux thorities. to port," an informed source de was considerably below the more than one billion dollars usuallv England have the "best govern tne trips DacK nome dui renaereu vision of the bill authorizing the clared. ment in the world" but added he. Wednesday as United States ambassador to Norway and now is ambassador to four United Na secretary of war to fill vacancies the opinion that "the use of a car i rvffr Ulf Viv a mpmhpr of ronffress or any V7lrauu vneis JCir low on vital raw materials Eugene Varga, the Soviet's foremost economist, said in Tuesday edition of the Communist party newspaper Informed quarters said the Ger still would "like to fight for remaining for any reason at the voted by congress for federal farm programs. As the annual farm supply mans are more concerned now m other federal or state employe in por 500,000 Frenchmen tions governments in exile and beginning of the academic year. The bill, which goes to the sen with the northern route to Russia minister to two. Kintner, 20, pleaded guilty be measure reached the senate, it than any other. They have ordered fore United States Commissioner ate, would increase the present contained $680,383,695 in cash and Norway and Holland have been raised to embassy status." Biddle authorized strength of 1,960 by 536. D. Nicola to a charge of shoot their crack U-boat commanders from the north Atlantic to attack some 185 million dollars of author. LONDON UP) Reuters reported Wednesday In a dispatch date-lined "on the German frontier" that Gen. Henri Honore Giraud, ing out train signals ana was ity to make loans. This was about Pravda. He wrote that German reserves of lubricating oil, fuel oil and non-ferrous metals were dwindling and that the Nazis were experiencing an acute shortage of silk, cotton and leather goods. this road and the number of de ' government agency is official bus iness." Fuel Oil Delivery Cut held to the federal grand jury Teacher Shortage 32 million dollars cash and 80 million dollars in loans more than previously was minister to Norway, Holland, Greece and Jugoslavia and ambassador to Poland and Belgium. under $10,000 bond, which he stroyers, submarines and bombers in the area is steadily increasing. was unable to furnish. French military leader who escaped from the strong German Koenigstein fortress, has offered to return there in exchange for release of 500,000 French prison The jury also will act on two Truck Law Relaxed WASHINGTON, D. C. UP) A serious shortage of teachers in vocational schools was reported Wednesday by L.. H. Dennis, executive secretary of the American Vocational association, and a amounts voted by the house. 41 Bodies Up From Coal Mine WASHINGTON, D. C UP) other charges of shooting the en-ineer and destroying signal lights. CHICAGO. UP) Illinois has ers of war. Curtailment of deliveries of fuel oil will be extended to 15 mid-western states for the first time relaxed its laws to allow longer The three carry maximum penalties of $30,000 fines and 80 years Gang Reports Defense Stamp Counterfeiting to the FBI and heavier trucks carrying war committee of the organization pro Av June 15. freight to roll along its highways. in prison. posed draft deferment for them. PUBLIC AFFAIRS By Radio The new war production board OSAGE, W. VA. UP) With the bodies of 41 explosion victims recovered and 15 still to be found, order, issued Tuesday night, pro hibits deliveries of oil for use in Nazis May Be Using New Type of Shell rescue workers toiled Wednesday 8 p. m. WENR, Blue Network America's Town Meeting of the night clearing away debris hiding Air "How Can the Americas the remaining men believed to Best Safeguard Their Future?" have been trapped in the ChriS' topher Coal company's big No. 3 equipment installed after June 15 in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kan- . sas, Kentucky, Michigan, Sota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee- and Wisconsin. The order also reduced fuel oil and gasoline deliveries 50 percent below last year in Oregon and mine. The rescue crews hauled three Showers, Cooler, Fresh Winds bodies to the surface Tuesday and removed 38 others Wednesday to the "purple gang" which in turn was to realize a substantial profit by turning the stamps in for defense bonds. Members of the Detroit gang, however, not only turned down the offer, but considered it their patriotic duty to let the treasury department know what was up. The charge against the six was conspiring to counterfeit stamps worth $52,500 had they been valid, and FBI Chief James J. Maloney .said that while sales had not been started he had na doubt the gang contemplated passing them on a nationwide scale. NEW YORK. UP) The underworld, which rarely turns down a chance to make a dishonest dollar, was given a big assist Wednesday in the arrest of six men charged with attempting to sell fake war savings stamps. Secret service agents of the treasury department who . collared the men Tuesday and seized 210,000 unperforated stamps of 25 cent denomination potentially worth $52,500, told this story: They said that some months ago one of the prisoners went to Detroit to sell a block of the bogus stamps at half price to the accompaniment of sobs from the chief effect of which was temporarily to stupefy large numbers of combatants. Regardless of various new weapons being employed by the Germans, including new types of bombers and fighters, foreign military expert said there were indications that Germany still is not able to launch her long predicted big drive. The present Kerch offensive was described as an effort to gain more favorable fighting positions to launch the big offensive. sion indicated that they may consider gas freed in the bursting of high explosive shells a different matter. The German foreign office explanation as quoted by the Swiss paper said "naturally there are poisonous gases which escape when modern explosives are detonated, but that does not mean chemical battle materiaL" Foreign military experts here concluded that the shells probably were an improved version of those reported to have been used in the Belgian campaign, BERN, SWITZERLAND. UP) (Unverified) An explanation of the German foreign office, as quoted here by the Neue Zuercher Zeitung, indicated Wednesday that Germany's "surprise weapon" in the Kerch offensive probably is a new type shell which detonates with such intensity as to deafen and immobilize persons over a wide area and which generates gas as a by-product. The Germans have announced that they would not use gas as a weapon of attack but this ver- grief stricken widows and children who stood among the hundreds of spectators around the mine mouth. Officials expressed themselves A Washington. v Former Lawmaker Dies CHICAGO. UP) Frederick B. Poos, 58, lawyer, banker and former veteran member of the Illi-nois state legislature, died in his home Wednesday. In suburbar f orest Park after a brief illness. HXTNOTS: Thursday etter(i light 'how-cm and cooler, fresh to moderately strong wind. PANTAGRAPH WEATHER RECORD. Wednesday maximum, 82: minimum, 6t Wednesday t a.m. 3 p.m. Midnight Tenrperatura ..... M 81 8 Barometer M.10 2.02 29. Of Run eta Thursday: S:09. Sun ris Friday: 8:44. PANTAGRAPH PHONES 4500 as certain tnere were jd mor bodies in the mine after making an exhaustive check, but all ap parently were in the hard hit third section affected by the blast

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