Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on February 15, 1941 · Page 29
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bone 3-1111 Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Saturday Morning, February 15, 1941 Page Seven ERMANS_AND^ BRITISH FIGHT MASS AIR BATTLES OVER CHANNEL 1 ILI _. -—« ff ,*». .*•*_. ^^ _ • Ik T ¥ nounced today by Lenor Hambly, America T?irct» «« *,:- „:„_:_..*_ __i _t_ , ..,. _ _ _ _ . ^^_^ —' on, Nazi Tempean Is Named ^Sections Director Of Contest ire Bombed principal. She will represent Mammoth 14—(UP)— Adolf subj , oct - ler Iheaviest attack in U>ndon tolts^ hundreds of " * all arts «fcort«d British pounded the hours offensive antiaircraft guns barked over London, Ger- shells were burst- arouau the British planes! •eptag ever the mist-wreathed Vthoreline. Incendiaries Dropped „ German air attack on Lon,-sixth night raid in a month— •d shortly before n p. m. and ieh it never approached a •blitz" scale, hundreds of m- jNiries and many high ex- cjves fell in central parts of the , : aid around the outskirts. .- ire watchers dealt swiftly with , incendiaries, dousing them and R renting Hie outbreak of any ws fires. he antiaircraft fire in Lonoon the loudest heard since Ger- lilr attacks of January 14 and tsvy gunfire met the raiders isy appeared over many other •ons of Britain, including East ia. East England, the East mds and the northwest, neli Fought Over Channel man and British planes duel- over the channel when large nations of German fighters and fts attempted to pour across fteastem coastal defenses in iliation for the British raids. RAF fighters swarmed to the Hack and for 15 furious minis there raped abovr the tads a fierce battle. British id German planes twisted and looped in close combat. Finly, observers reported, British fhter squadron!! broke op the . i ttwkinc formations and drove H the invaders. pent cannon shells and ma- ae-pin bullets rained down on dings in the Folkestone area, leavy was the firing, communique issued by the air home defense ministries said 1 at least one German Messer- DR. ROBERT N. PLfMMER Russia, Japan Move Together MOSCOW, Feb. 14— tUP)— Gen. Hiroshi Oshima, Japanese ambassador-designate to Germany, told newspapermen tonight that "close Soviet-Japanese relations are a logical consequence of the Soviet- German rapprochement and also are necessary to facilitate the construction of a new world order." Oshima, who stopped here en route to his post in Berlin, said he was "especially charged by his government to work out in" concrete from these details of collaboration between Germany and Japan which are envisaged within the framework of the three-power pact (among Germany, Japan, and Italy) and to execute an epochal mission dealing with the new order of things." TEMPE, Feb. 14—Dr. Robert N. Plummer. coach of debate and 'director of the Speech Correction Clinic at the Arizona State Teachers College at Tempe, has been ap- i pointed chairman for district No. 5 in the Arizona Oratorical Contest conducted by the Arizona Republic. The district is composed of Yuma and Maricopa counties excluding Phoenix Union and North Phoenix [high schools. The district contest will be held at the college Tuesday, February Schools In the district which are entered, by counties, follow: Yuma county—Yuma Union High School and Northern Yuma County Union High School at Parker. Maricopa county—Mesa Union High School, Peoria Union High School, Phoenix Indian School, St. Mary's Girls High School, St. Mary's High School for Boys, Buckeye Union High School, Chandler High School, Glendale Union High School, LitcJifiold High School at Litchfield Park, Scottsdale Union High School, Tolleson Union High School, Wickenburg High School and Gilbert High School. Because of the large number of contestants in the district, arrangements are being made to hold preliminary district contests during the morning, and. afternoon of February 25, details of which will High School in the district oratorical contest in Tucson, for Pima and Final counties, tentatively set for Thursday night, February 27. Subject of her oration was 'Freedom of Religion". Winner of second place was Miss Artemisa Romo, who, discussed "Our American Responsibilities", and of third place, Arnold Moreno, who spoke on "Streamlining Education". Honorable mention was won by Buell Bailey and Miss Edna Mae Mick- possible, he mitt fighter was shot down off tj ve service Kentish coast The communique one British fighter was miss- few German bombs were drop- in Kent and Northeast Scot! but little damage was report- Vine Planes Shot Down (Although from the English tare, no German fighter opposi- n to the British sweep of the ranch coast was visible, Berlin toed that nine Spitfire fight- ii were shot down by German Jerceptors when the British at- npted to strike inland from * French coast) the fourth consecutive day an long-range guns on the ach coast methodically bom- M the Dover coastal area, ten heavy artillery returned it shells to crash among Geri positions. : aF bombers were idle Thurs- presumably because of Leonard Cowley Is Transferred Maj. Leonard M. Cowley, who has been serving as inspector general in the state adjutant general's office recently, has been ordered to report to the quartermaster general's department of the Eighth Corps Area headquarters. Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio. Tex., Maj. Gen. A. M. Tuthill, adjutant general, said yesterday. Major Cowley left for Texas Thursday. General Tuthill said he did not know what his duties would be. The move was a routine portion of a program of sparing trained men from the state selcc- setup said. as. rapidly as bad weather, and few German planes appeared over Britain. Bombs Dropped On London "Single enemy aircraft dropped bombs in the London district and caused considerable damage tc houses, resulting in a number of casualties," a joint communique of the air and home defense ministers said. "Bombs also were dropped in Northeast Scotland, where several houses were damaged. There were some casualties. In Eastern England damage was slight." The communique said the raids were of brief duration and were limited to a period soon after nightfall. Rescue workers labored today to free several civilians trapped in the wreckage of houses, shops and a warden's post struck by bombs from a German raider last night. lin. Miss Mattie Y. Meyer was instructor in charge. Judges were Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Peterson of Oracle and Mrs. Catherine Miller of Mammoth. Nineteen students delivered orations. This was Mammoth's first year to enter the competition. PARKER BOY CHOSEN (Exclusive Republic Dispatch) PARKER, Feb. 14—Robert -handler took first place in the Northern Yuma County Oratorical Contest held at the high school, it was announced today by Loren Curtis, principal. He urged, "Save , be supplied to schools shortly chairman. all by participating the district —Interpreting .The War News- Main Determined To Force New Issue h L-_r -""«= jur noyai Air "wmbers without violating W« neutrality. JM Witts »ay be provided reported Nazi pres- of German Turkish to . a Balkan "Pen an air road is perhaps or Yugoslavian. It across the Black Turkish coast to "th no mountain reduce the bomb o Slancs could carry, otner indications, how- By KOIKE L. SIMPSON ie intentions behind current axis maneuvers, military Britain appears determined to force the issue in South- "jtfoh classification of Rumania as "territory under enemy occu- ™*Mthat look. It makes Rumanian oil wells legitimate objectives froa bombers. All that is *.* a route for Royal Air ^.^ forces . Q ^ ^ ^ British-Ethiopian joint campaign to sweep il duce's troops out of Emperor Haile Selassie's country is reported making progress. The Italian plight there seems hopeless. Regardless of Balkan developments, Britain seems determined to push the East African campaign to its grim conclusion. The British are acting against a background of Nazi-Fascist diplomatic and political maneuvering with Spain and possibly Tokyo. There are signs that the Nazis may be instigating Pacific war rumors to alarm Australia. Moreover, Berlin claims to have destroyed at a single blow in the •t^ •"•*""-«Liuila, Jii' w vtean \J y tru ai> *» »at*4^m*. «» — .. — ^ -_ ie British are now bent'Atlantic scores of tons of British we issue in the Balkans.'shipping, presumably loaded witn Air Force bomb-' American war supplies for England. Whatever the facts of that Nazi sea attack, it» announcement from Berlin was well timed to have some effect on Bulgaria or Yugoslavia, already reported to be the objects of Nazi pressure. It also raised a question as to whether American help could reach England effectively through the Nazi counterblockade in the Atlantic. The hubbub in Australia over a Japanese war scare seems already - have been wtensity, pacing a reground offensive ly's badly winded a Greek-British . the smashing of [n Albania an act before Germany Affectively except winter conditions it would blitzkrieg Albanian position there, Bulgaria or tt?t the Brit" 1 ?* on forc ° wdown in the from North that the offensive .marking time to f < ? e 1 ! elopni<>nls ""!, air force e diverted to «nd perhaps other *ne Army of the fighting —, --to out-!subsiding. Second thought appar- whether ently has prompted the conclusion , tightening «bout that Japan is actually no more likely to risk belligerency than is Spain until there are far greater prospects of an axis victory over "t^s'now clear that if Spanish Generalissimo Franco was invited by il duce to get into the war, ne politely declined. Until Germany strikes in her advertised 1941 final offensive and the results can be gauged, neither Japan nor Spam can feel sure of the war's outcome. The significant fact is that Britain is striving to force Germany to strike, not to block her with diplomatic maneuvers. A native of Joplin, Mo., Dr. Plummer was graduated from the Lincoln, Neb., high school in 1925 and received a bachelor of science degree from Oklahoma Agricultural " and Mechanical College in 1935. After receiving his master's degree from George Peabody College, Nashville. Tenn., he went to Wheeling, W. V., where he taught for one year at Linsly Institute, a private military academy. The following sumrner he attended the School of Speech at Northwestern University. In the fall of the same year, 1937. he accepted a position as teaching fellow in the Louisiana State University Department of Speech. With the exception of the summer of 1939, which he spent In the Medical School of the University of Wisconsin, he continued at Louisiana State University, where he received the degree of doctor of philosophy in speech correction in 1940. He was appointed to the Tempe college faculty last fall. MORENO BOT WINS (Exclusive Republic Dispatch) MORENO, Feb. 14— Using an unusual approach in his oration. James Christensen "looked into the future" to win first place in the Morenci High School Oratorical Contest. Subject of his oration w;as "In :he Year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Forty-Nine". Miss Mary Lou Lunt, the 1940 Morenci champion, placed second with an oration entitled "Our Priceless Heritage", and another girl, Miss Lois Harden, who discussed 'The American Destiny", placed third. It was the first time in a number of years a boy has won the Morenci competition. Morenci contestants several times have won the Gila, Graham and Greenlee counties district competition, which this year will be held in Safford. Other 1941 local finalists were Misses Charlotte Clement, Harriet Hill, Jean Skaling, Jean Gibson, Patricia Dickerson, Lorene Moore and Era Hickey. Judges were Ed Putt, Stanley Poe and Mrs. Bess Valentine, faculty members. Miss Mary Jane Carson, dramatics teacher, was coach in charge. E. J. Simonich Is principal and Joseph H. Fairbanks is superintendent. America First", in his six-minute oration based on study of the United States Constitution Miss Kathleen Parker took second with a discussion of "What Wice Democracy", and Miss Norda Roberts won third. Title of Miss Koberts oration was: 'Time Present: Place—America: Scene- Democracy". Glen Strohm won the Northern Yuma title last year with a discussion of, "Education, the Bulwark of Democracy". Miss Elise Christensen again was coach. MAYER PICKS WINNER (Exclusive Republic Dispatch) MAYER, Feb. 14—Jay L. Tenney, 15, took first place in the Mayer High School Oratorical Contest with a discussion of "The United States Prepares for War", it was announced today by Don R. Anderson, principal. Second went to Charley O'Hagan who discussed "Will America Have a Dictator?" and third to Hugh Alger, whose oration was titled, "Fifth Columnist". Alfred Wohlschlegel was Instructor in charge. Winner of the lo- cal championship last year was Frank McCallum. CHANDLER GIRL WINS CHANDLER, Feb. 14—Miss Lucille Appleby won first place today m the local finals of the Arizona Republic state-wide oratorical contest. Miss Appleby will receive $10, offered by the Arizona Republic for the school winner, after she participates in the district contest. Miss Jean Beth Tribble won second prize, which was S3 offered bv the Chandler High School. Jack Hall won the third prize of $2 which was offered by Mrs. Maud Daly, an instructor of Chandler High School. Miss Mary Ella Appleby was fourth and Levi Haire fifth Mrs. William H. Bond, the Rov. Byron Losses At Sea 12, LONDON, Feb. 14— (AP)— The admiralty announced tonight that British naval personnel losses since (the war's start totaled 12,346, in- 1 eluding 3,444 killed, 79 who died of other causes, 2,669 wounded, and 114 taken F. Stroh, and R. Lynn Williams acted as judges. Miss Appleby will be advanced to the district contest February 25, W. G. Austin, principal, announced. KINGMAN GDIL IS VICTOR (Exclusive Republic Dispatch) KINGMAN, Feb. 14—Miss Margaret Glossbrenner will carry Molave County Union High School's •olors in the Mphave, Coconino and Tavapai counties district oratori- •al competition in Flagstaff Wednesday night, February 26. She won the local champion- hip with an oration entitled "A "•ledge Fulfilled". Winners of second place were Miss Bette Rice, who asked, "Would Have Signed the Constitution?", tied with Jack MacDonald, A-ho discussed "What Choice Has America for Peace?" 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