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Phoenix, Arizona
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Thursday, April 3, 1941
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Page Six Beef Buying fifay Cleared WASHINGTON, Apr. 2— CAP)— The -way was cleared today for the army and navy to purchase 20,000000 pounds of Argentine tanned beef and an undetermined amount of -Australian wool in the next fiscal year with funds from a 54,389,000,000 defense appropriation. A conference committee adjusting senate-house differences on the measure retained the principle of a senate amendment permitting tne purchase of such foreign products when domestic products of comparable quality are unavailable at reasonable prices. The committee made some minor changes m the language to clarify «* provisions. The next step will be for the senate and house to adopt the conference report and the measure ttSri will go to President Boose- velt,-~who has endorsed such purchases in furtherance of the good IgnSfl kelson, director of purchases for the Office of Production Management, told the senate appropriations committee during consideration of the measure that he did not believe domestic packing facilities could be expanded to furnish the amount of cornea beef needed for the armed forces. «Five Are Hart In Car Crashes Five persons were injured, two . . 1 * I_ «*A*nT* ^ToTlIf I* BP- By KIKKE L. SIMPSON There can be but one interpretation of the attempted flight of an Italian destroyer and merchant ship from Massaua, last Italian itpe-hold on the Red sea coast of East Africa.'Word of the surrender of the port to the British or its capture may come at any moment to istrike another blow at Italian morale. • . The London admiralty reported the destroyer .was sunk by air bombs and the cargo ship intercepted. The attempted dash itself is more important than -the unhappy fate of the ships since it could have been ordered only in seriously, in motor vehicle accidents "in the Phoenix area yesterday and late Tuesday. Mrs. Doris Wallin, 19 years old, route 5, box 594, suffered severe face and neck cuts last night when the car in which she was nding, driven by her husband, George Wallin, struck a coupe parked on Central avenue near Roeser road, highway patrolmen reported. She ^•kifl 4*4 Persons have been f I ;•? treated in Phoenix mm I *ef hospitals since January If for injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents. -Interpreting The War Newi - Fledng Ships Tell 1 Of Port's Near-Fall Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Thurtday Morning, April 3,1941 Uncle Adnis. Physical Defecte OfU S. Telephone 3-111 j remained in St. Joseph's Hospital. Francos Nugent, 16, South Central avenue near the South mountains, who officers said was sitting in the parked car. was treated in the hospital for minor cuts. In a crash • yesterday morning, near Webster's Creamery in Glendale, MTS. Essie Cote, 39 years old, 10th and GJendale avenues, suffered a broken hip and injured pelvis. She remained in St. Joseph's Hospital. Patrolmen said Mrs. Cole was a passenger in a car driven by her daughter, Beatrice Cole, 17, when it and a sedan driven by Mary Adela Lowden, route 10, box 1667, collided. Miss Cole was treated in the hospital for minor cuts. When the car in which he was riding and a switch engine collided just before midnight Tuesday at the Fifth street railroad crossing, Earl Thompson, 17, 4111 North 21st street, suffered a cut over his left eye. He was treated in St. Joseph's Hospital. Minnesota prohibits operation ol trucks within 35 miles of first view of expected loss of the port. Jt was scuttle or run for any Italian craft bottled up there. That •was obvious even before the two ships went out to meet their fate. From the moment of the British ibreak-through at Cheren, mountain gateway to now-taken Asmara, Eritrean capital, the end of Italy's empire-building venture there has been in sight. Fall of Massaua probably will free additional British troops for use in Greece or elsewhere; but how many can only be conjectured. There has been no authoritative estimate of the size of the force the British mustered in Eritrea to deal with some 40,000 Italian troops said to have composed the Eritrean garrison. Massaua might have some tacti- ical value to the British navy. The latter's hold on all eastern ap- rproaches to the Suez Canal is al- iready so complete, however, that adding Massaua to available Red isea bases would not mean much. Collapse of Italian pdwer. in [Eritrea—and it may have come already—would be a satisfying aftermath for British morale to the smashing British naval victory in the Ionian sea. It also would be another jolt for Mussolini's people. Rome officialdom cannot doubt that still another military disaster of far greater consequence might come to Italy if the German-Yugoslavian crisis flames into war. Such fears in Rome are indicated by admittedly unsuc- cessful Fascist effort* to intervene between Berlin and Belgrade in a peace-keeping .role. Italy's left flank in Albania, where the • Greek-Italian conflict still is stalled in the south, is an inviting target for Yugoslavian offensive operations if a general war In the Balkans breaks out. A sustained thrust there, evei. through the difficult mountain terrain along the Albanian-Yugoslav border, would menace communications between the Italian Beating Girl OAKLAND, Calif., Apr. 2—lUP) A 14-year-old honor student at Roosevelt High School was near death tonight from a bludgeoning police said was administered by her uncle when she refused to give him a dime to purchase wine. The girl, Jeanette Augustus, will lose her eyesight if she lives, Ralph Hoyt, district attorney, of Alameda county, said. He termed the beating "a particularly vicious and unwarranted attack, one of the most sordid to come before me in many years." Berton Waldrum. 33 years old. thi uncle, was held while Hoyt prepareo to charge him wit hassault with a deadly weapon. Waldrum, Hoyt said, admitted he beat his niece with an 18-inch'piece of hose reinforced with an iron bar. Waldrum was. arrested today .vhen he appeared at the basement apartment he shared with Jeanette and her grandmother, Mrs. Fanny ..._ Waldrum. He was wet and be- army facing_ the Greeks in the | draggled after a night spent In a park. He told Hoyt he was in the apartment when Jeanette returned from school yesterday. "I asked her for a 'dime so I could get some more wine," Hoyt quoted Waldrum. "Then she got mad and told me I was no good because I was always drinking." This so enraged him he grabbed the hose, stuck an eight- inch piece of steel in the end and struck Jeanette repeatedly on the head, he told Hoyt. She felt into a kitchen chair. Then, Hoyt quoted Waldrum, he grabbed her by the throat and dragged her to her bed where he struck her with the bludgeon two or three times more "until I thought she was dead." Jeanette, according to Dr. Benjamin Black, superintendent of Alameda County Hospital, suffered a frontal skull fracture. Her neck, because of the choking, was swollen more than twice % normal size. Selectees Called 'Disgrace' south and Durazzo, their majo port for communications with Italj Against all the adverse developments, Rome is able to buoy Italian spirits only by announcing Nazi-Fascist advances against British western outposts in Libya. There have been only minor skirmishes there; but twice the British hare admitted withdrawals from captured villages . 150 miles south and west of Ben- gasi. There is still little to show that the remnant* of the Italian army in Libya and. whatever German forces may have reached there can undertake an important offensive. British strategy is obvious c that front. It is the same as tha with which the Italian drive int Egypt was met. None of the are from which the British have falle back along the Bengasi-Tripo coastal road is of strategic valii for defensive purpose. And the si' uation in the Balkans makes. ar early British resumption of westward advance in North Afric out of the question. Class cities between 9 m. and midnight on Sundays and legal holidaVs 'in the period between May 30 and the second Sunday in September. The estimated value of wool produced in Montana In 1940 was 58,684,000. Italian Ships Sunk Quickly, Unable To Fire Single Shol ATHENS, Apr. 3—(Thursday)— (AP>—Survivors of the Italian cruisers Fiume and Zara, and the destroyer Alfieri, declared upon their arrival here last night that British warships destroyed their craft in last week-end's naval battle "10 minutes before we were able to fire a single shot, and caused enormous casualties." Rescued by a Greek warship, the Fascist sailors asserted that hundreds o£ seamen and petty officers, trapped .below decks, went down with the Italian ships when the British opened fire Friday night. A 21-year-old gunner on the Fiume, one of the few on duty when the smashing British attack was-launched, said: "We were cruising along about 9 o'clock Friday night when suddenly in the distance, about three or four miles away, big searchlights flashed on us. "For a few seconds we thought they were the lights of anothe Italian cruiser although we ha sighted one British warship jus before dark. "A salvo of shells almost immediately followed the searchlight and simultaneously we were hit by a torpedo. "Before we could bring: a single gun into action the ship was listing too badly to fire. "The ship started settling. I just had time to jump aboard a life raft floating alongside as the Fiume's deck went under. I'm sure hundreds of others were trapped'below deck." Other survivors told a simila story but the action was so swi many did not know exactly wha happened. One young sailor told a harrov ing story of how two men wen mad on an overburdened raft. 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Those rescued did not know what happened to the 35,000-ton Italian battleship Vittorio Veneto because they said it was several miles away. BOSTON, Apr. Z— <AP)— Thomas Parnn, surgeon-general of the'U. S. Public Health Service, said tonight it was "a national disgrace" that "from 30 to 40 per cent of men otherwise available for military service are being deferred by reason of physical defects." • Parian, who returned "recently from a,study of public health conditions in wartime London, .said that the United States, In addition to its problem of physical man power, had sanitation problems near certain defense areas that were more acute than some he had <seen in the war zone. '1 had heard much of depressing conditions in the air raid shelters in London," he said in an address before the • .Yew England Health Institute. "I was astonished to find that in the worst of them sanitation was much better than among our civilian families in a dozen booming defense areas I could mention." of our more prewlng tasks," said Parran, "i»,to increase by several fold th* doctors, nurses, engineers, inspectors and other public health personnel needed in-an , all-out defense • effort." Regarding the physical examination of selective service registrants, he said returns to date had uncovered "a public health problem to challenge the maximum Intelligence of American medicine and public health." '•There is little consolation," he asserted, "in the fact that physical standards imposed by the army are more rigid; or; that the quality of physical examination is Improved as compared to 1917-1918; or that many registrants are being rejected whose disqualifying defects might'escape notice in civilian life. "It remains a national disgrace x' x x." . . Old Pictures Are Displayed In preparation for the annual Arizona Pioneers Reunion here next week, an interesting collection of pioneer day pictures and documents dealing with the early development period of Arizona, now is being shown in the display windows of the Arizona Republic. The collection has been assembled by James M. Barney, Phoenix, during his life-long residence in this state. Mr. Barney was born in Yuma October 22, 1874, the son of William C. Barney, who settled there. His grandfather—Benjamin A. Barney, of California—was the last president of the Silver King Mining Company, whose property—the famous- Silver King mine of Final county—was one of the richest silver producers ever discovered in Arizona. His grand-uncle, Col. James M. Barney, located in Yuma in the early spring of 1865, and was elected the first mayor of the town; aside from being a widely known merchant, he also became owner of the Silver King mine. The'collec- tion will be on display until after the pioneers reunion, o- Woof Labeling Pleas Are Made WASHINGTON, Apr. 2— CAP)— The Federal Trade . Commission was urged today to exempt from labeling regulations millions of dollars worth of wool products that will be on merchants shelves when the law becomes effective The plea was made at a hearing n 'g nt on the commission's proposed regulations by Irwin Wolf of Pittsburgh, chairman of the vendors relations committee,of the National Retail Dry Goods Association. "It will be impossible," he said, "to determine the fiber content of millions, and perhaps hundreds of millions, of dollars worth of merchandise on hand next July 14." Havana, Cuba, will construct four new public parks at historic spots. Clemency Asked For SACRAMENTO; caut; CAP)—Gov. - Culbert L. Olson was asked today to commute the death sentence- ol Mrs. Juanlta (The Duchess) Spinelli, convicted in a Sacramento gangland slaying, to life imprisonment. The application was • accompai- nled by a statement from one trial juror, who said .he regretted his verdict, and a' petition from the Men's League of Mercy of the United States. Mrs. Spinelli, 53 years' old, and mother of three; Mike Simeone, 32, both formerly of Detroit, Mich., and Gordon Hawkins, 21,;.were re- sentenced to the lethal gas chamber only two days ago on a tlrst- degree murder conviction, for the drowning of 19-year-old Robert Sherrard, a member of their gang, who assertedly "knew too much" about a previous San Francisco killing. The governor's office said the application for executive clemency would be referred to the state advisory pardon board. •—:— o— : — • —— • : •• One Injured, Houses Unroofed By Tornado WORTHAM, Tex, Apr. 2—CAP) —At least one person was injured and several houses unroofed by a tornado which struck here tonight. M. Smith, garageman, was hit by flying'debris. Streets and highways were blocked by uprooted trees and rolled-up tin from roofs. A heavy hailstorm gaveithe territory around Tyler, Longview and Henderson a 40-minute beating to- Aid Assured WASHINGTON/Apr, 2~(AP) "* Expenditure of $969,93Son Arboro?"5 airport projects to planned b£tte r j federal government -in; 1942 a« i.t part of Us program to develop 25ft < defense airports throughou™ tto «J nation. as follows: Phoenix, $147,603: Tucson 1197,598; Valte (Grand Cm. y»n> $299,791; Winsiow, «u,. 780, and Yuma, $210,195. The committee was Informed i Mai. L. D Clay that esttaafeVc the cost of 1941 construction a six Arizona airport projects «„£ $207.000 for Phoenix? §58 000 £ Tucson, $102,588 for Vaile SSft The law requires that goods containing wool be labeled as to the percentage and kind of wool and other fibers in the product. Other suggestions fpr the projected regulations were: To require only one label in suits of clothing and no separate labels for each piece; to permit deviations in contents resulting from manufacturing processes, such as dying; to require no label in clothing made from labeled samples which a customer had inspected; and to clarify rules relating to .use of labels on clothing ordered for United States armed forces. o Six thousand barbers recently struck for' more pay in Shanghai, China. ' Engineers To Hear Of Highway Project Charles Morgan will speak on "The Great International Highway" at a luncheon meeting of the Phoenix chapter, American Association of Engineers, at'noon today in the American Kitchen, J. Lee Chambers announced yesterday. . The speaker will be introduced by R. H. Cressingham, program chairman. Egyptian-produced motion pictures are now shown in Palestine. Trinidad expects to produce 24,000,000 pounds of cocoa this year. DR. W. V. 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